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“Joe Biden” will interrupt his moveable vacation — for now, back in Wilmington, DE — to speak to the nation early this (Friday) afternoon. Will he dig himself deeper into the hole that the Taliban tossed him in, or just throw in the towel on running the executive branch of the government (if that’s what he’s been doing)?

Let’s face it: “Joe B’s” actual doings in the White House these seven months are as mysterious as last week’s blitzkrieg through Afghanistan by the Taliban. What does Ol’ White Joe actually do all day after his managers “call a lid” on his official duties at 8:30 in the morning? Gab with Hunter about family business on a secure phone? Watch Joy Behar and her gang on TV? We-the-people are unaware that the “president” has any hobbies or avocations. Golf? Apparently not. Stamps? Please! Or does he just sit in a comfortable chair on the second-floor casting what is left of his mind back on those dear dead days of his fabled Scranton boyhood?

Can you really imagine Kamala Harris in the Oval Office? I doubt Kamala herself can. Anyway, someone up and dispatched her off to Singapore and Vietnam this week, as if on-cue (get her outta town, pronto…things will be a little hairy around here). Presumably she will return to the USA in the fullness of time, without any untoward accidents involving Air Force Two. But what if the veep, for reasons of her own (say, “nerves”), throws in a towel, too? Who else happens to be constitutionally in-line for Commander-in-Chief in case the whole 2020 ticket bows out?  Why, the Speaker of the House, of course, Ms. Nancy Pelosi, the world’s leading model of outfit-matching face-masks. What a career-capper that will be! Better stock up the White House freezer with Jeni’s-brand mango-cheesecake swirl gourmet ice-cream and gird your loins for a fusillade of executive orders making outlaws of everyone living between the Falls of the Potomac and the Embarcadero.

The news media may wonder whether Afghanistan is heading back into the twelfth century, but many of us here are wondering whether this country will remain in the twenty-first. The cable TV channels crackle with existential angst. The USA seems to have made itself the chump of chump nations. We are so easily faked-out! Our gazillion-dollar military and Intel Community got owned by savages in sandals, for Gawdsake! Ten-thousand Americans (or more!) sit stranded in Kabul while Pashtun horsemen joyride above the city in purloined Blackhawk helicopters! We abandon our allies and obligations! We are not to be trusted (even by ourselves). What is to be done?

Nobody knows, or if they do, they’re not telling. One senses a descent into a season of extraordinary national disorder. One hears whispers of an alt.military Trump-leaning cabal lurking at the margins, waiting to seize power. What else is there? Appeal to Pakistan to call off their dogs? Because, after all, it was Pakistan who virtually created the Taliban, and who planted Osama Bin Laden in Kandahar, and then harbored him in Abbottabad after the Yanks arrived next door in 2001 to root him out of some mythical cave (and failed to, having sub-contracted the actual job to the Pashtun mounties, an outfit with certain motivational problems).

Jimmy Carter was undone by a mere fifty-two hostages in Iran, 1979, but this fiasco is orders of magnitude greater. The Taliban could easily put an end to the whole question of extracting the thousands of Americans stuck in Af-stan just by firing a few RPG rounds onto the runway of Hamid Karzai International Airport. After that, would they go about the grisly business of beheading any Afghani who so much as took a stick of gum from an American?

“Graveyard of Empires,” indeed. Rome waited a few centuries to collapse but America seems to be demonstrating we can git’er done in just a couple of years. And, beyond these questions of global hegemony, there is the matter of what happens here in the so-called Homeland. The Covid-19 vaccine-and-masking hysteria is coming to a head. The school boards are getting an earful about race-based everything in the curriculum. Certain state governors and mayors seem determined to destroy what remains of small business. A mutiny is brewing against Bill de Blasio’s new semi-lockdown in New York City. Gavin Newsom is about to be tossed into the North Pacific Gyre. Any moment, the Arizona election audit will issue a preliminary report, said to be shocking. Financial markets are in the wobble-zone. Supply lines are down for many parts of things needed to run daily life in this land. And millions are wondering anxiously now: what really are the latent effects of those jabs?

Things are shaking loose all over the place. As Bob Dylan once said, the order is rapidly fading (and he’s even older than “Joe Biden.”) Everyone I know has got the heebie-jeebies. Nobody is at the controls of this outfit as we sail into the fog.


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  1. AKlein August 20, 2021 at 9:52 am #

    Since there doesn’t seem to be a sequel to the last 18 months, I suppose that the PTB will consider reprising them. Seems like they’ve got the health crisis all queued up with the Delta variant, so that angle is cover. The cost of gasoline has spiked – that should provide lots of financial angst. And then I’m sure riots can be pretty easily ginned up. And just for good measure, we’ve just dumped Afghanistan like yesterdays squeeze. Echoes of the Soviets. Did not our host JHK take note that just a short while after the Soviet exit from Afghanistan, USSR collapsed? Maybe the reason we exited Afghanistan so hurriedly is because we’re broke. That’s sufficiently simple reason, so it might just be the case.

    • cbeard August 20, 2021 at 11:46 am #

      At least the Russians didn’t allow thousands of Afghan refugees to immigrate to Russia when they pulled out. I guess we can continue to fight them here as well.

      • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 12:38 pm #

        Right. While your exceptionality Justified blowing their villagers to smithereens “over there” for 2 decades. Poor you!

        Talk about entitled. Holy shit!

        There will be a reckoning. TruStory

      • boarwild August 20, 2021 at 12:55 pm #

        Russian leaders look out for Russians, ours don’t.

        • megaculpa August 21, 2021 at 3:45 pm #

          Russian leaders have always been the worst exploiters of their own people and certainly are today.

      • megaculpa August 21, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

        It was the Soviet Union, not Russia.

      • abbybwood August 21, 2021 at 6:23 pm #

        One of the first C-17’s out of Kabul had about 800 Afghan men on it.

        I wonder if these men think they can re-locate to Duluth and tie little boys to their beds and make them sex slaves like they did back home?

        American soldiers were ordered to look the other way and ignore the screams of the boys:

        http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=62478

        • benr August 22, 2021 at 10:05 am #

          Yes the worst of the absolute worst cultures the only other practice we abhor more is cannibalism.
          Nothing good is coming out of Afghanistan to a small town near you.

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 1:50 pm #

      It is hard to tell what the hell happened but I suspect the ‘reasons’ why this Afg ‘withdrawal’ happened will be terrifying. So far, I have only random ideas in my foggy brain like… “There is no one in control. The house is empty. The lights are on. Governance is no more.”

      • draupnir August 20, 2021 at 2:55 pm #

        Computers were simply left on desks in the embassy, and now the Taliban has the names, addresses, and phone numbers of every Afghan who worked for us. The Taliban has blocked the entrance to the airport, and desperate people were climbing fences topped with razor wire to pass babies and small children to British soldiers. By report, some were trying to throw their infants over, and babies were landing in the wire with ghastly results. Who knows how many thousands of Americans are trapped there, and I believe some have their families with them. The Biden administration was planning on charging the trapped US citizens 2000 dollars apiece for rescue, but abandoned the idea, as that was a balloon that didn’t float.

        The entire withdrawal has been so staggeringly inept that it would be funny if it weren’t so appalling. The only conclusion I can come to is that it was purposeful. Perhaps it was done at the behest of China. They are certainly planning to capitalize on it. I’ll bet Taiwan is shaking in their boots, now realizing we won’t come to their aid in the case of invasion. If the Chicoms take that place, and they will, we are going to be screwed in ways too numerous to mention. The Japanese have changed the cover of the Defense of Japan manual from an attractive graphic of a pink Mt. Fuji to a black and white drawing of a samurai in full mail on a rearing horse, katana in hand. It just screams aggression and testosterone.

        I doubt if the petro dollar can withstand this blow. When it goes, it will go suddenly and everybody’s digital wealth will go pouf. Actual paper money may be taken for a while, but who has much of that? I can only pray to God that, broke, and unable to pay with anything recognizable as money, our government will be too occupied to concern itself with us.

        • Amman August 20, 2021 at 4:32 pm #

          Wait! The Tal are in the embassy?

          • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2021 at 10:41 am #

            Amman: Yep. Probably applying for visas. They hate we Satan pig dogs but desperately want to go to dental school in Dearborn.

        • aibohphobia August 20, 2021 at 5:59 pm #

          @draupnir said:
          “The entire withdrawal has been so staggeringly inept that it would be funny if it weren’t so appalling. The only conclusion I can come to is that it was purposeful….”

          I think this sentiment is the root of a lot of the dark suspicions and conspiracy theories we read about so widely these days. IMHO, it is rooted in hope and optimism: Things are so bad in the leadership department these days that we really, really HOPE it is all being done on purpose by some evil cabal–Which could then be exposed and sent packing! Alas, I no longer believe that’s the case. The leadership truly is that inept, uncaring and clueless, and they will not be any help to us. No help from Democrats, none from Republicans. It is time to get what resources you can and manage them wisely, because that’s all the help we are likely to get.

          • Amman August 20, 2021 at 6:29 pm #

            Yes, I would classify that opening statement as ‘imaginary.’ If only to play it safe.

          • rundmc August 21, 2021 at 1:04 am #

            I do think it’s being done on purpose. Except the cabal isn’t the one inhabiting our white house.

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 20, 2021 at 2:03 pm #

      Indeed. I’ve been thinking for some time that Afghanistan has simply become unaffordable for a government that will soon face the dire prospect of struggling simply to make the enormous interest payments on the rapidly ballooning national debt.

      Belt tightening in overseas adventures is a sure sign of an empire nearing its end. Same thing happened to the Brits between 1940 -1980. They hardly even have much of a military left anymore, much less any colonial possessions.

      • Bilejones@hotmail.com August 20, 2021 at 2:26 pm #

        I think it’s Brown University that has the Cost of War Project that’s pegged the cost of the Afghan War Crime at $2.3 Trillion. Mumbly Joe admits a mere 1$ Trillion. Let’s go with two.

        That’s $273 Million Dollars a day .

        Some $780 Million of that has been spent promoting “Women’s Issues”. The Puppet Afghan Government had a Quota of 20 odd percent women.

        Just what did these fuckwits expect?

        In a Just World any American who has had anything to do with this in any capacity whatsoever would have a hand amputated.

        • Paul August 21, 2021 at 9:43 am #

          Ah, who cares!? A Trillion dollars? It’s just a small charge to a Really Big Outfit!

      • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 4:47 am #

        An apt comparison, Wizard. This is our “Suez Canal” moment.

    • Paul August 21, 2021 at 9:40 am #

      AKlein, Your suggestion that the correct reason for what appears to be a hurried U.S. exit from Afghanistan, might also be the simplest: ‘being broke’. However, though you and I might know what being broke means in personal terms: our wallets are empty and we start looking around for things to cash-in.

      At the same time, while Russia was always too big and substantial to collapse, the USSR did fail. My understanding is at least part of the reason for this was the inability of the Soviets to borrow any more so-called ‘hard-currency’ from the West.

      So: my question is: what’s the backstory to the current situation in the United States? What’s going on behind the scenes that might account for the U.S.’s supposedly gitty-up exit from Afghanistan?

      • Paul August 21, 2021 at 9:52 am #

        Edit to above: However, though you and I might know what being broke means in personal terms: our wallets are empty and we start looking around for things to cash-in, broke-ness definitely doesn’t manifest in nation-states in exactly the same way. Things play out differently.

    • Fryolator August 21, 2021 at 6:06 pm #

      The real game-changer will be when the Talibs shoot down a passenger /transport jet with one of the many “manpads” that we gave them. RPGs aren’t that big of a deal, but those jetliners are absolutely sitting ducks, and it would be impossible to say who fired it.

  2. ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 9:53 am #

    Any way you look at it, the Big Guy’s Kabul Klusterfuck is and will be a total disaster, both for him and our country. It’s brought us to our knees, pleading with the Taliban for mercy. A good, hard kick in the nuts! A DISASTER!

    • robert magill August 20, 2021 at 11:08 am #

      [Afghanistan is heading back into the twelfth century] or perhaps the 22nd courtesy of Russia, China, Iran and several Stans, who are real countries and not a chimera as we have become.
      Watch for good things as the Afganis become recognized every place but here.
      Taliban means students and see how quickly they learn to rule minus the US the savior nation.

      • benr August 22, 2021 at 10:08 am #

        Real countries pfft.
        They just have leadership that does what they want and is not pushing the ridiculous nonsense wokester bullshit.

    • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

      Ashamed: as always, we wonder whether it’s all part of The Plan to destroy America from within, or just plain incompetence. Who knows? But the result is remarkably the same, whatever the underlying factors. This can’t go on for another 3 and a half years. Something has to give!

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 20, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

        The prospect of another three and a half years of this type of “governance” is beyond terrifying. The country literally may not make it to the 2024 presidential election without dissolving.

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

      Let’s call the feeling the HUNTER SYNDROME, yes?

    • steelrust August 20, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

      Kunstler wrote:

      “get her outta town, pronto…things will be a little hairy around here”

      FYI: “Pelosi” is the Italian translation of the word “hairy”… 😀

      SR

    • Paul August 21, 2021 at 9:49 am #

      Blaming Little Joe for the flustercluck that’s playing out in Stan right now it easy, fun and convenient because it allows the people to continue to avoid taking their part of the responsibility for what they have allowed to happen.

      • Mike G August 22, 2021 at 12:47 am #

        well said

  3. ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 9:59 am #

    CHUMPITUDE!

  4. Hardrock August 20, 2021 at 10:01 am #

    Big, big fan of JHK but the article implies that Rome invaded Afghanistan before its decline and collapse. In my brief research, I find no indication that Rome invaded. Am I missing something?

    Hardrock– Yeah, you pretty much did not comprehend that paragraph I wrote… which did not suggest anything about Rome invading Afghanistan. –JHK Admin

    Many, many other empires tried and failed so the point remains that the US picked a bad fight.

    Keep up the great writing James!

    • ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 10:05 am #

      I don’t think he even implied a Rome in Afghanistan scenario. Just comparing time to collapse between U.S. empire and Rome.

    • 100th Avatar August 20, 2021 at 11:18 am #

      Parataxis

    • Hardrock August 20, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

      To what empires does “Graveyards of Empires” refer? This phrase led off that paragraph.

      I don’t want to quibble over minor details so if you say I misunderstood your intent, I accept that reprimand but I think mine was a reasonable interpretation and I was just trying to learn something that I thought I missed.

      Please accept my apology…I won’t question you again.

      • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

        Don’t feel Bad. I had the exact same misunderstanding, Hardrock. I, too, was off to do some Research as Rome never got that East.

        ——-

        Regardless, this morning’s essay was BRILLIANT, Mr K! You have captured the moment like a Polaroid sitting on the coffee table developing.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

          It was very good. I would not want him to stop reporting on current events.

          Who else will?

          • draupnir August 20, 2021 at 3:06 pm #

            I am concerned that Paypal will soon close our host’s account. It’s been happening to others. I hope he has a backup.

        • 100th Avatar August 20, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

          If developing it has yet to demonstrate capture.
          only steady dispersion of white blur
          little detail
          confusion

          some allusion
          some ironic negation of on-the-nose sycophancy
          cheeky

          there is no bottom
          in the depths of reading into

          ’til you reach the original issue

      • hmuller August 20, 2021 at 3:47 pm #

        Hardrock,

        I don’t want to sound harsh, but do you know how to use a search engine like google? Or use a source like wikipedia?

        I just typed in “Graveyard of Empires Afghanistan” and a link to a wikipedia article came up. In part quoted below.

        During the history of Afghanistan, several superpowers have attempted to invade Afghanistan without maintaining a stable, permanent rule. Modern examples included the British Empire during the first and Third Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839–1842, 1919), the Soviet Union in the Soviet–Afghan War (1979–1989) and the United States in the War in Afghanistan (2001–2021).[2][3] Some had attributed ancient empires to the narrative, including the Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Turks and Mongols.[4]

        • Hardrock August 21, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

          LOL.

          Yes, I do.

          My point to Mr. Kunstler was that if you lead with “Graveyard of Empires”, many readers will assume that Rome was in Afghanistan….as I and at least one other did.

          Not sure how this got blown out of proportion when I just assumed that I had missed that invasion in my education/reading and wanted to learn more.

          hmuller….Thanks for the measured (and helpful) response.

          • zenfugue August 21, 2021 at 5:43 pm #

            Most readers, I suspect, familiar with the habitual reference to Afghanistan as the ‘graveyard of empires’, experienced zero confusion. A by-the-book professor would suggest Jim’s line: ‘ “Graveyard of Empires,” indeed.’ should have been attached to the tail-end of the preceding paragraph to avoid any confusion.

      • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 4:57 pm #

        Russian and USA.

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 1:55 pm #

      Rome took 300+ years to fall and peter out. A credit to the tenacity of her people and system. In contrast, the US has, well… I don’t know what here.

      • draupnir August 20, 2021 at 3:13 pm #

        That’s not really fair. With instant, mass communication and other technology now available to us, everything is speeded up. Back before modern technology it took as much as 100 years for even fashion to change. In the days of sailing ships it took four months to sail from England to India. Overland routes were even slower and communication could only travel as fast as a ship could sail or a horse could move.

        • Amman August 20, 2021 at 4:42 pm #

          You need to know the Context I am writing under to understand that post. Namely, that the US won’t collapse. No way. You see IMO collapse is the word many people prefer to use instead of the word death. Death is the real signification of this long over-used term – “collapse.”

        • Not_GeorgeT August 20, 2021 at 9:00 pm #

          And thus did IPA come to be.

      • AngryFarmer August 20, 2021 at 5:25 pm #

        Rome had an advantage.

        About 75% of the population were directly engaged in agriculture.

        Even the sandal-maker and the toga-salesman had a few chickens in the courtyard and a hog out back.

        A society that can feed itself can weather occasional economic shocks…even barbarian invasions.

        In 21st century America, about 1% are involved in agriculture. A systemic shock that interrupts the 18 wheelers will result in mass starvation that will make the Holodomor and the Great Chinese Famine look like Trimalchio’s feast.

        • Amman August 20, 2021 at 6:32 pm #

          “systemic shock” is another fancy schmancy term for “collapse.” Etc, etc.

          • AngryFarmer August 20, 2021 at 8:39 pm #

            Well sort of.

            It’s a thing that causes collapse, rather than the collapse itself.

            Sort of the way covid kills fat, sick people but healthy people weather it easily.

            A weird analogy for the whole country.

      • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2021 at 10:44 am #

        Amman: Everything happens faster these days. I give it another few years before things go kinetic.

  5. ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 10:12 am #

    This is not about the 20 years we wasted in Afghanistan. They’re trying to change the subject, of course, but it’s just plain obvious to any 3rd-grader that Biden totally botched our “exit.” Everybody stuck in Afghanistan is a hostage. What is Biden giving away to get them out?

    • Islander August 20, 2021 at 11:10 am #

      Ashamed/hostages

      Good point.
      Although I an inclined to take seriously Pepe Escobar’s prognosis, that the Russians and Chinese are helping the Tabliban run the PR show, helping them act like a government.

      That would probably exclude Hostage Redux.

      • ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 11:27 am #

        China and Russia, I wouldn’t doubt it. But in reality, right now they are hostages with which the Taliban can extract major concessions. I don’t think China and Russia would hand over Americans without a very high price, even if it’s “only” PR. The PR contest is a total lost cause for our side. Fucking Biden and his woke GloboCap puppeteers!

    • zizzybalooba August 20, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

      Yes, he botched the edit but you’ve proven yourself to be a certified clown for stating the Taliban has the US military on its knees. Regardless, you look wonderful with a big red clown nose.

      • zizzybalooba August 20, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

        exit not edit

      • draupnir August 20, 2021 at 3:47 pm #

        I’m sorry, but you don’t seem to appreciate the magnitude of this disaster. This is not simply a minor faux pas that will be forgotten in a few days when the media finds a new story to follow. Our public humiliation is flooding the internet with images for all to see. We are now exposed as weak, and worse, irresolute (though I believe most have the measure of what the full faith and credit of the US actually means). Extrapolate this failure out a few months (though we may not even have that long), as the government is treated with increasing contempt. Now others know they can treat us thusly, and I think we are broadly hated, with good reason. I read that neither Biden nor Kamala are taking calls from heads of state. Trudeau said he called Hillary Clinton.

        • Redneck Liberal August 20, 2021 at 4:29 pm #

          As sadly disastrous the US exit from Afghanistan has been, I find the pearl-clutching outrage at Biden as being “responsible” for this highly amusing.

          It was always going to be a clusterfuck of unprecedented proportions -that’s why the US stayed in spite of noises to the contrary since 2007.

          The Dear Leader, Trump, had already organized the whole shindig with his “historic peace deal” (yeah, right…). The RNC has removed from its website the page lavishing praise on that ‘deal’. Ha.

          Do you REALLY believe that it would have ended any differently if President Lardass had been in charge? I guarantee-fuckin’-tee that you and the rest of your sad deluded ilk would be finding ANY spurious alternative explanation as apologists for Trump if his name was attached to this screw-up.

          • messianicdruid August 20, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

            One thing that Trump would have never done was to close the AIRBASE obviously needed to safely do a withdrawal.

          • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 5:04 am #

            Nice try, Red. Just a bit too obvious.

            Whistle this while you work.

            I could while away the hours
            Conferrin’ with the flowers,
            Consulting with the rain;
            And my head I’d be a scratchin’
            While my thoughts are busy hatchin’
            If I only had a brain.

          • workingclasshero August 21, 2021 at 10:53 am #

            compared to most of the democratic leadership leadership kneeling down to blm and the defund the police crowd plus the opening of the southern border,this is the best thing to happen since the start of the biden administration.Getting out sooner then later was a foregone conclusion.Who cares about right/left MSM hysteria.

          • hmuller August 21, 2021 at 11:05 am #

            Still spitting out your poisonous bile at Trump and his groupies Redneck? Apparently, it’s really so hard for you to move on; look at what you have to embrace! LOL

            Even the MSM are turning on Biden, violating the scripted press conference rules, confusing the fuck out of the already confused Puppet in Chief. Biden will be gone inside of 4 weeks.

          • Redneck Liberal August 22, 2021 at 4:49 pm #

            hmuller: Biden will be gone inside of 4 weeks.

            How much are you willing to bet on that? You’re saying he’ll be gone by 20th September, right? A fever dream…

  6. ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 10:14 am #

    So many CFNers missing. WTF? Tech glitches?

    • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 10:55 am #

      I overslept.

      Huzzah! I am a chronic insomniac.

    • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

      Perhaps The Purge has begun.

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 1:56 pm #

      Heebie Jeebies.

    • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 4:59 pm #

      I was still on the previous post, forgetting that today is Friday.
      LOL.

      • Amman August 20, 2021 at 6:26 pm #

        There you are! Well, as you know, a big fart from Afghanistan has the world in a tizzy.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 20, 2021 at 8:45 pm #

      I took the afternoon off work, lunched and went disc golfing with an old friend visiting from out of town. It was a nice day in the sun and trees. With a beer.

      Back now.

  7. benr August 20, 2021 at 10:20 am #

    So what gives?
    Some media agents are actually reporting the truth and most are lying by omission.

    https://www.oann.com/china-virus-breakthrough-cases-among-fully-vaccinated-reveal-vaccine-much-less-effective-than-predicted/

    The narrative that the unvaxxed are driving the current delta variant uptick is ludacris at best and insulting as hell.

    • SW August 20, 2021 at 10:38 am #

      But on the narrative rolls even though anyone with a grain of sense can make the leap the vaccines don’t work. But on the news was the spin that “people who have breakthrough cases are much less seriously ill and likely to die than the unvaccinated.” Of course, no evidence to back that up.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 10:57 am #

        I am dismayed to find that people who should know better by now are still recommending the vaccine as the answer to the COVID problems.

        • SW August 20, 2021 at 11:25 am #

          Fauci was on again last night urging people to get vaccinated. It never ends. He won’t even state that kids don’t have to wear a face mask and shouldn’t b/c the build up of CO2 is harmful especially for them.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 11:39 am #

            So far I haven’t seen any other “expert” anywhere in the world recommend putting a rag over a two year old baby’s airways,

            Just this sicko.

            You know what someone pointed out to me?

            As soon as Biden got in office, it was almost a review of President Trump’s best accomplishments, the way Biden systematically undid the things Trump did.

            It was pointed out that the only things Biden didn’t undo were President Trump’s worst mistakes- keeping Dr. Fauci around and pushing masks and rushed vaccines.

          • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 12:50 pm #

            President Donald Trump could not fire Dr Anthony Fauci. President is a Guest Position while Dr Fauci is a lifer.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

            President Trump could absolutely have fired Dr, Fauci from the COVID task force. Dr, Fauci’s position for life was with NIH/NIAID.

            Two separate things.

            Dr, Fauci could have been fired from his official position too, but that would take some doing and the president could not get it done by himself.

            I love President Trump; but he was negligent in not getting rid of Fauci.

          • O.G. Hawkins August 21, 2021 at 12:47 am #

            You are a moron to love Trump. He does not love you.

            President Trump could not fire Fauci. He could not and, therefore, did not.

            You think President is boss? What is this, 1962?

          • Pat Ormsby August 21, 2021 at 4:12 am #

            Oh, c’mon OG (what’s that, “Oh God”?) Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2021 at 10:47 am #

          Took the hound for a walk this morning and was confronted with several government posters saying “Take the Vaxx and have fewer restrictions!” They really believe that they are the sole dispensers of liberty. I intend to deface it when darkness falls.

    • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:12 pm #

      Benr: And what’s the “Delta variant” anyway? Just the sniffles.

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:10 pm #

      Look – its a farce. Enough already. We won.

    • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm #

      If we hold steady and don’t give in, they can’t destroy the control group, which is what the unjabbed are. And then the vaccine injuries and deaths, and the fact that they are calling the injuries a ‘variant’ will become apparent.

      I ain’t giving up my control group status. No way, no how.

      • Night Owl August 20, 2021 at 5:45 pm #

        There are many of us who will never fold.

        • Amman August 20, 2021 at 7:07 pm #

          They are the real winners. First, the jig will be up sooner or later. 2nd, this notion of staying in a control group or control groups represents a scientific approach and basis for determining the truth.

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2021 at 10:49 am #

          Agreed. And don’t resist passively, either. Go out into the world with a maskless smile on your face, enjoy life to the full, put a “Not vaxxed” sticker on your bumper. Get in their faces!

      • Pat Ormsby August 21, 2021 at 4:15 am #

        I’m with you, Mary Queen. The pressure is being piled on in Japan too. I may have to lose my job or move out of my current home, but I can afford it.

        • MaryQueen August 21, 2021 at 6:49 pm #

          Same. I stand to lose a lot. Then again, I may stand to gain, because I qualify for so many online/remote jobs.

          NOTHING is worth your health. Health is everything.

          • Amman August 22, 2021 at 6:29 am #

            Try Radiant Health. http://WWW.Dragonherbs.com There is no store like it anywhere in the world.

          • MaryQueen August 23, 2021 at 10:43 am #

            Thanks, Amman.

  8. JoshuaThompson August 20, 2021 at 10:23 am #

    Joe has a house at Rehoboth Beach, essentially the Jersey Shore extended to Delaware. It’s August. In a pinch, he can do what any person in the area who has had enough would do–go to the beach (while it is still there). And occasionally hit the Franklin Ice Cream store on Market Street in Philly with his grandkids. No need to overdramatize.

    Joe’s lack of handling of the situations on our Southern Border and evacuation of Afghanistan is a puzzlement, no question. Kamala’s aggressive legal style and inspiring life story do not seem to equip her to deal with national and international issues (except racism and sexism, of course). We could do worse than Nancy for president, but it is not clear how well gathering votes in the House generalizes to broader executive skills; on the other hand, her innate knowledge of old-fashioned Baltimore horse trading may be an asset after a lifetime of seeing Ivy League technocracy come and go.

    • SouthernYankee August 20, 2021 at 10:35 am #

      “We could do worse than Nancy as President.” That’s not saying much at all and reassures me not one bit Joshua.

      • hmuller August 20, 2021 at 10:53 am #

        We could also do a lot better than Nancy, as in, pick any WalMart shopper at random and make her President!

        • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 11:01 am #

          Nancy is elderly, and hanging on for dear life to coverup the many crimes of the old Democrats.

          Should she become president, and it could happen, it is not inconceivable that the person she chooses as her VP will shortly become the actual president.

          Now think about who has recently become freed up to take on such a task.

          • hmuller August 20, 2021 at 11:11 am #

            Julian Assange?

          • ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 11:29 am #

            Gavin Gruesome?

          • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 11:42 am #

            Julian is still in the slammer, isn’t he?
            Besides. he’s Australian.

            Come to think of it, look what happened to Australia while Julian has been incapacitated.

          • cbeard August 20, 2021 at 11:51 am #

            Not to mention the fact that she is evil.

          • Mac August 20, 2021 at 12:56 pm #

            She would pick Hillary then step down.

          • Wizard of the Saddle August 20, 2021 at 2:12 pm #

            That drunken old crone would send this country into a full blown civil war 10 minutes after seating herself behind the Resolute Desk.

            No thanks.

            The truth is this: The ENTIRE Democrat Party is illegitimate…..a criminal enterprise, like the Nazi SS. No Democrat is fit to serve. The entire party should be outlawed and dissolved for treason. Let the Libertarians be the new opposition party to the GOP.

          • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2021 at 10:51 am #

            Jeez. How long can this farcical merry-go-round continue? It’s like Rome’s Year of the Four Emperors! What next? Appointing a horse as senator, like Caligula? Mind you, they did appoint Kerry, so at least that one’s covered.

        • SouthernYankee August 20, 2021 at 11:08 am #

          HMuller, I’m pretty sure my comment meant “Nancy for President? HELL NO!”

          • Islander August 20, 2021 at 11:20 am #

            hmuller/assange,

            LOL (grim)

            I guess you mean Andrew Cuomo?

          • hmuller August 20, 2021 at 11:30 am #

            No way! Those nipple ring wearing cuomo-sexuals are finished.

      • Amman August 20, 2021 at 1:57 pm #

        Trump would be on her mind for sure.

    • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 12:54 pm #

      Hahaha! Whatever.

      ——-

      “OK! A drink of water, pee and Right back to bed, Little Mister!”

    • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:13 pm #

      “We could do worse than Nancy for President”??? That’s like saying, “That guy Hitler might improve German-Jewish relationships”. The woman is totally unhinged.

      • Night Owl August 20, 2021 at 5:49 pm #

        That bit where she tore up Trump’s SOTU was the best.

        Full on narcissistic rage, captured by the cameras. It was also hilarious to see just how mentally ill many of our polis are.

        There was even a vid in which she was shown pre-ripping a corner of the document under her desk so that she didn’t look like even more of a muppet when showtime hit.

        One of the most visceral representations of just what a joke the country has become over the last 20 years or so.

    • rundmc August 21, 2021 at 1:07 am #

      Sorry – what’s inspiring about Kamala’s life story?

      • Ron Anselmo August 21, 2021 at 8:11 pm #

        She started her career under Mayor Willie Brown’s desk, at the age of twenty-nine I believe.

        Worked her way out from under there, breaking the wooden ceiling, and since then, she’s been just like The Jeffersons – “movin’ on up”.

        All that seems inspiring.

      • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2021 at 10:52 am #

        She grew a vagina. Despite the male patriarchy.

  9. Doc Holliday August 20, 2021 at 10:24 am #

    I don’t need coffee to get my blood pressure up. Merely, listen to the headlines and hear the utter nonsense our “Master of All Knowledge” in government proclaim ‘on our behalf’, and my BP rises well above nomal. Heard, lately, and whining about “Common Sense Gun Control”? Not so much?? Three hundred thousand ‘trained’ Afghan troops must equate to 150,000 M-16s lost. These are not the ARs so many, here, fret about. These are real ‘weapons of war’. How soon before 1000’s of these ‘inadverntently’ show up through our Southern border? And those using them? Think they will file off the serial number or leave them on to boldly show we, the tax paying Americans, will have a ‘return on our investment’ that we really didn’t need. Not to worry, pass a law saying magazines can only hold ten rounds, that ought to save us….. Thank the Lord Afghanistan is poor tank country and very few must be there or we could witness the real capability of hijacked M1A1s with crews that have poor ‘impulse control’ and zero Rules of engagement concerns…….

    • stelmosfire August 20, 2021 at 11:05 am #

      Doc, 150,000? HAHA . Try 600,000 and that’s just the M-4’s and other guns. How about 75,000 vehicles and 20,000 grenades. Grenades especially scary to be smuggled into the USA. You want high blood pressure? Read William Forstchen’s “Day of Wrath”.

      • stelmosfire August 20, 2021 at 11:05 am #

        A link

        https://taskandpurpose.com/news/taliban-weapons-afghanistan/

        • Doc Holliday August 20, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

          Forstchen’s “One Second After” trilogy was most enjoyable and thought provoking. Thanks, much, for the link!

      • 100th Avatar August 20, 2021 at 11:25 am #

        Why the worry, it’s not as if the ‘best military in the world” did anything consequential with them when there.

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:13 pm #

      WTH are you thinking? Plenty of iron in the states already.

  10. SW August 20, 2021 at 10:34 am #

    Trillions into the pockets of the greedy, the corrupt and the wasters. A friend of mine’s son worked two years for a private contractor as the cable guy (his skills were exactly like the guy who installs your cable when you move) and made $500,000 and had two free airline tickets every year to any place in the world he wanted to go. And apparently the Afghans were not shy about fleecing the government either with nonexistent soldiers on the payroll.

    But there’s lots to be cheerful about! We can get our third shot and make the guys at Pfizer even richer! We must do our part to see that that happens.

  11. Ron Anselmo August 20, 2021 at 10:35 am #

    Morning Jim – excellent recap as usual, excellent writing. Thanks.

    1) Maybe we should send Ho’ Harris to HKIA in Kabul, and she can just tell them “Do not come, do not come”. After all, it did wonders for our Southern Border, when she implored the same at her Central America confab in May.

    Although, not so sure it worked so well with Mayor Willie Brown or Montel Williams.

    2) Masking the children? Any parent losing a child is heartbreaking, as it violates the natural “order of things”, and can never be taken lightly. The CDC’s own stats – children dying from COVID since the start of the pandemic – 423. Again, from the CDC, children dying from the flu in 2019 – 480.

    These f**king tiny tyrants on local school boards need to STFU.

    • hmuller August 20, 2021 at 11:09 am #

      Yes Ron. By anyone’s count it’s old people with other morbidity factors who died from Covid (or more often “with Covid”) to the tune of 99% of deaths.

      It’s cruel and useless to disrupt the lives of young people and children over something that poses a microscopic danger of death to them.

      But we all know this “pandemic” is not about science or truth; it’s about terrorizing and tyrannizing the populace. Prepare them for total obedience in slavelandia.

      • Bilejones@hotmail.com August 20, 2021 at 2:59 pm #

        >b>”who died from Covid (or more often “with Covid”) “

        And more accurately

        who died from Covid (or more often “with a positive Covid test ”)

        • Ron Anselmo August 20, 2021 at 3:03 pm #

          Yep, tested at 45CT, guaranteeing a 97% false positive, just so the numbers match the narrative. Liars.

          • hmuller August 20, 2021 at 4:03 pm #

            Ha ha, so true, Ron and Bilejones.

            Who died from illnesses before Covid (for the most part)? Old people and some middle aged people with serious health problems due to drinking, smoking, and obesity, such as: diabetes, heart disease, pneumonia, respiratory problems, renal failure, cirrhosis, et al.

            Throw in a Covid test which delivers lots of false positives and the mortality numbers can be manipulated any which way the CDC wants.

            Younger people die more from traffic accidents, suicides, childhood cancers like leukemia etc. These are harder to fudge as Covid deaths.

        • AngryFarmer August 20, 2021 at 8:53 pm #

          George Floyd was covid-positive when he died.

          I wonder if they counted him?

    • Mac August 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

      One wonders what those children had as comorbidities. There’s a difference between a healthy 80 pound ten year old and a 250 pound 10 year old with diabetes and asthma.

      • Ron Anselmo August 20, 2021 at 2:59 pm #

        Mac – yep, you’re right, the difference could also be a diet of snacks & weed.

        • hmuller August 20, 2021 at 4:06 pm #

          Do you suppose Biden smokes weed? Or is he that way due to dementia alone?

          • Ron Anselmo August 20, 2021 at 4:24 pm #

            H – the only way to tell for sure would be to have a speech by Cheech Marin or Tommy Chong, and then make a comparison.

  12. Zoltar August 20, 2021 at 10:37 am #

    I have a modest proposal: place the names of all members of Congress of either party who never spoke out against our involvement in Afghanistan in a large hat. Then have a random drawing: each drawn representative or senator to be traded for ten Americans now stuck in Kabul, no strings attached.

    I am confident that the Taliban would readily accept this proposal and, for the first time in memory, a program would be a win-win for both Afghanistan and the US.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 11:52 am #

      We had to be there, as long as bin Laden was hiding in that cave.

      It seems like everybody knew he was in Pakistan, but they still got away with that ludicrous cave excuse for ages.

      That’s probably how they knew Americans were stupid enough to buy that face-diaper to stop a virus thing.

      The people who came up with it were probably holding their sides in agony, they were laughing so hard.

      • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

        Playing their “faggotty”* reindeer games in Bohemian Grove.

        * President Richard Nixon

        • Blackbird August 20, 2021 at 6:24 pm #

          They never let poor Rudolph*…

          * President Richard Nixon

      • abbybwood August 20, 2021 at 1:15 pm #

        OBL died in the fall of 2001 from Marfans Syndrome. He was a very ill man on dialysis 3x/week. He was in a hospital I think in Dubai? where the CIA station chief visited. We can’t forget he was one of theirs at one time.

        His death was announced in several newspapers and Bhutto told David Frost she knew he had died.

        So, not sure who the US thinks they killed at Abbotobad, but it wasn’t OBL. Which is probably why he had a hasty burial at sea in the Indian Ocean.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 1:37 pm #

          No! We saw the video, with Hillary reacting to the carnage she saw on the TV screen.

          What more hard proof do you want?

        • Islander August 20, 2021 at 2:54 pm #

          Where are the birthers I mean deathers when we need them?

          Can’t someone come up with a death certificate?

          • Islander August 20, 2021 at 2:54 pm #

            And what about those newspaper announcements???

            Which newspapers?

        • benr August 22, 2021 at 10:17 am #

          That is the first I heard that BUT he went VERY quiet after the tora bora cave complex collapse and many think he died there.

          Who we saw being dumped at sea was a body double plain and simple.

          That part about Hillary looking horrified was straight out of silent pictures acting they were pretending to view the assault in real time.

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 20, 2021 at 2:15 pm #

      Brilliant suggestion. I like it.

    • Dr_Wellington_Yueh August 20, 2021 at 2:57 pm #

      You, sir/madam/other, have won the InnerTubes for the day.

  13. SouthernYankee August 20, 2021 at 10:38 am #

    Reminder. We ARE in Kunstler’s Long Emergency and as beildering as it may all seem, we were forewarned. In context, none of this should be suprising. Then again, none of us have never lived through a collapsing empire.

    • Night Owl August 20, 2021 at 10:45 am #

      No we aren’t, we are in a global technocratic takeover. Engineered from top to bottom.

      If you don’t fight it, it won’t end well.

      • ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 11:18 am #

        I think it’s both, and a lot more, Owl. Remember: Never let a good crisis go to waste. This one carries a cornucopia of opportunity for the scumbags at the “top” all around the world. Chinese elites must be salivating over this debacle.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 11:55 am #

          That reminds me, Julian Assange explained the real reason we were in Afghanistan forever, quite some time ago.

          His explanation has been making the rounds on the internet in recent days.

          • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

            Link?

          • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:15 pm #

            Did he mention the words “oil” and “opium”? Or did he think we were there to improve wimmin’s rights?

          • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 1:45 pm #

            https://www.bitchute.com/video/yFXd6U9ywfmf/

          • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 5:17 pm #

            Thx BoO.

            He was Right. The goal was an “endless War.”

            Now it ends. Why?

            End game. Depop.

          • Mr.Mudd August 21, 2021 at 10:23 pm #

            Spot on, Julian

      • Bilejones@hotmail.com August 20, 2021 at 3:09 pm #

        Agree.
        Corbett is good on this. He’s dead right on every next step so far.
        It doesn’t end well.

    • Chippenhook August 20, 2021 at 11:29 am #

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:16 pm #

      The American people never needed an empire to have plenty.

      • Blackbird August 20, 2021 at 6:26 pm #

        No, but we needed an empire to have too much.

    • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 5:20 am #

      I was 13 years old when Nixon yanked the dollar off the gold standard. I think we’ve been living in a collapsing empire ever since.

  14. SouthernYankee August 20, 2021 at 10:39 am #

    bewildering. Dammit.

  15. SouthernYankee August 20, 2021 at 10:40 am #

    and it’s ever lived, not never lived. Double dammit!

  16. cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 10:43 am #

    What exactly is the connection that JHK is making between Pelosi and the Jeni’s brand gourmet ice cream brand? I have had Jeni’s before when out in Cincinnati and got to say their product is actually pretty good.

      • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 11:03 am #

        Interesting, thanks for the link! Although I might spend $6 for a little cup of ice cream when out with friends, this is very infrequent on my part and I consider it a treat and a splurge. I would never spend $12 on a pint of ice cream regardless of how good it might be. Give me a 1/2 gallon of slow churned Kemps any day, all for a mere $3! If we had Graeter’s around these parts I would get that too.

        • benr August 20, 2021 at 11:05 am #

          It was not the price of the ice cream or even how much but that her freezer was a 100,000 dollars to purchase.
          I mean who pays that much for a home appliance?
          That by the way is the point how All Democrats talk like they support the little people yet all of them have very little in common with we the normal working class.
          The same goes for the other side of aisle.

          • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 11:15 am #

            Really, a home fridge for $100k? Wow, does it dispense gold bars on command?

            I had a hard enough time finding a simply $2000 replacement fridge when mine conked out earlier this year, material shortages and all being the norm.

            Maybe I should have written to Pelosi to see if she had a spare old $10k model collecting dust in her garage she was willing to part with?

          • hmuller August 20, 2021 at 11:16 am #

            Just how big was Nancy’s freezer? Did she rent space to her Baltimore friends from the old days to store bodies?

          • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 11:57 am #

            The average home doesn’t have the wiring to support commercial appliances.

          • Blackbird August 20, 2021 at 6:35 pm #

            There’s a ski slope inside, with real snow.

            “Hairy”* (“Dirty Hairy” to friends) doesn’t ski. She rides the ski lift to the daiquiri machine. Sits like a vulture at the bar, with a fake cast.

            *Thanks for the translation steelrust.

          • benr August 21, 2021 at 11:07 am #

            Sorry her freezer was only 24k not 100k but again who has a 24 thousand dollar freezer?
            I might add she has several of them!

            https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8939861/Left-wing-Democrats-claim-Pelosis-expensive-ice-cream-drawer-voters-lockdown-crisis.html

    • Ron Anselmo August 20, 2021 at 11:02 am #

      Oh, it’s very good – top shelf I’d imagine – a picture of crotch-cricket Pelosi standing in front of her stainless steel Sub Zero freezer eating a Jeni’s ice cream bar during the original lockdown I believe, with that delusional octogenarian “Let them eat cake” smirk.

      • hmuller August 20, 2021 at 11:19 am #

        When I look at her, I think “Bride of the Crypt Keeper”.

    • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

      It was Princess Pelosi’s personal “Let them eat cake!” moment.

      • Ron Anselmo August 20, 2021 at 6:09 pm #

        Hereward – she’s so f**king full of hubris & arrogance, she may still have a future sociopathic, “Let them eat cake!” moment waiting for us still.

        Not many as self-unaware or tone-deaf as Pelosi. She’s an utter embarrassment. Clueless…

        It makes one shudder to think that she has a short path to the Oval Office. Heaven forbid.

    • abbybwood August 20, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

      Well we can be pretty sure there is no Ben and Jerry’s in her freezer.

      • Ron Anselmo August 20, 2021 at 9:30 pm #

        Abby – above, hmuller insinuates there may be bodies in her freezer. Maybe Ben and Jerry are in there.

  17. Night Owl August 20, 2021 at 10:44 am #

    Corona Ausschuss is live:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6fHZvAD8U8

    Yeadon: Asyptomatic transmission does not exist. AT and PCR test are the bedrock of the fraud.

    • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 6:47 pm #

      Thank you.

    • Sean Coleman August 21, 2021 at 6:20 pm #

      I had never heard of Midazolam before where it is alleged the British bought in stocks of this sedative and held them until the spring of last year when they killed thousands of old people in nursing homes with it.

      Then there was Dr Bryan Aldis’s claim that Rendesivir was mandated last year for American ‘Covid’ patients when it had a proven track record of killing those who took it.

      Then there is Wodarg’s call to investigate the wHO protocols (Discovery programme?) recommending the use of HCQ in lethal doses last spring.

  18. getsome August 20, 2021 at 10:45 am #

    James Howard: With your wonderfully jaundiced eye, you dissect the current events, to include the zeitgeist, which many cannot fathom, no less elucidate so well.
    The 75th Ranger Regiment’s primary mission is taking (via 800 ft jump w/FULL combat load!!!) airfields and securing for follow on introduction of a massive amount of warriors. Ring the airport w75th, use the 600 Marines for quick reaction force and GET our people (including anyone who assisted NATO forces). President Trump w/Pompeo had a plan for controlled retrograde of civilian/military. It did not include allowing taliban forces into Kabul to “assist”. Had they tried, they would have died, and they knew it. The taliban tango’s are now in a free fire zone, identified as to where they reside and who the leaders are. Selectively take out, say, three. Direct those left to assist with locating those we want to ferry out. The leaders do NOT want to die for Allah just yet. We have boocoo leverage, if applied.
    William Buckley, cia station chief Beirut, was taken, tortured and either executed or died of a stress induced MI. Now full of themselves, a small group of tango’s grabbed a Russian diplomat. Two/three days later, one of the tango’s family members head was placed on a main highway. The diplomat was released immediately. Selective power projection. Nuff Said. P

    • JackStraw August 20, 2021 at 10:54 am #

      I vaguely remember another situation back in the early 80’s where some Palestinian terrorists attacked Russians. The Russians responded in the most brutal way possible, pretty much killing anybody these terrorists were related to or even met, and all terrorism against Russians ceased.

      • benr August 20, 2021 at 11:08 am #

        Yes the Russians rules of engagement are to win plain and simple.
        Not the ridiculous don’t shoot unless shot at shit show our troops have to put up with.
        In war people die and deserve has nothing to do with the death.

        • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 1:26 pm #

          As you stop around the planet killing civilians for corporate interests while fulfilling your self-proclaimed “Police of the World” mandate.

          ——-

          “Poor you! It must be awful for you: invading and occupying and corrupting but still adhering to Geneva Convention. You’re shackled!

          You are not exceptional. You are Queen’s rook’s pawn. Nothing more.

          There will be a reckoning. TruStory”

          • benr August 21, 2021 at 8:32 am #

            Your douchebaggery continues to amaze.

        • Soul Forensics August 20, 2021 at 2:23 pm #

          And don’t you love that phrase “asymmetric warfare” the Muzzie-loving wokesters use to castigate Christian alliances. Yeah, that’s the point. You fight not only to win, but to do so with as few casualties/injuries as possible.

      • BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 11:09 am #

        Yes, and a dozen years ago Somali pirates attacked a Russian merchant ship, which, unfortunately for the pirates, was protected by a platoon of Russian Marines.

        Nobody knows exactly what happened, but the Russian Press Secretary announced the next day, with a deadpan face, that the Somali pirates, and crafts they arrived on, seem to have disappeared; nobody could say where to exactly.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 11:10 am #

        Something to consider, our government doesn’t want to protect the Americans over there.

        Joe Biden does not make any of these decisions on his own.

        The person or persons pulling the strings likely come from the Obama camp.

        It has to be someone who very keenly wants to see America brought low in front of the world.

        • SW August 20, 2021 at 11:21 am #

          But who was pulling Obama’s strings when he was in the WH? He was an inexperienced politician with excellent speaking skills and unencumbered by a moral compass.

          Who profits if (or when) American disintegrates? That’s the question. It makes no sense to me as we owe China a gazillion dollars, Russia seems to just want to be left alone, South American — no, Africa — no, so that leaves the Middle East. Does this go back to oil and perhaps revenge for our long history of problems there? I admit I have no answers.

          • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 11:36 am #

            We’ll be sold off to China piecemeal. That would make “us” solvent and them whole. And us as their serfs as they settle their new home.

          • SW August 20, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

            But serfs with no buying power — just serfs.

          • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

            Yes. Just serfs. Techno Feudal Serfdom.

            The USA sold itself to China fair-and-square. They have trillions of US$ debt while Americans enjoyed 3 decades of every day low prices.

            Now the debt is due.

          • Bilejones@hotmail.com August 20, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

            The version I quite like like is that the Eurocentric World Economic Forum produces a caste of technocratic overseers who implement the new global serfdom on a more pliable and much smaller world population who, of course, own nothing and like it.

        • abbybwood August 20, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

          Exactly. I think none of this fiasco was an accident in planning.

          There is a reason for all this, but as JHK said, “We are heading into the fog” so it’s hard to see.

      • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 11:33 am #

        Yes, ZFG – Zero Fucks Given – is the Key to it All. If you want to survive? We matter, they don’t – they being anyone outside of your group.

        Society began to die once actual Christian ethics began to be practiced. Christianity is pro-Life, but not life as it is lived and must be lived on Earth.

        Religion is pro-life only if it adopts a chosen people mythos, that we matter and they don’t – they being any and all unbelievers.

        • AKlein August 20, 2021 at 11:57 am #

          “Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.”
          -Ben Franklin

        • Pete August 20, 2021 at 1:01 pm #

          Religion is actually pro death.

          You’ve just been absolved of all your sins and have a ticket to heaven. What’s the best thing that could happen to you in that crystal clear moment?

          • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

            You got to earn the ticket, Pete. Life is the test. Being released from Death is the Pass/Fail grade.

          • messianicdruid August 20, 2021 at 5:43 pm #

            Absolved is incorrect. Forgiven is our status. My sins [ lessons ] are ever with me.

            Heaven is where Gods law is kept. Heaven is coming here. Religion [ man-made = the traditions and commandments of men ] is an off-ramp on the King’s highway.

            The rebels are being exposed.

          • O.G. Hawkins August 21, 2021 at 12:38 am #

            All will be revealed.

        • messianicdruid August 20, 2021 at 6:18 pm #

          Son of Hagar child of bondage seeing not the blood that’s spilt.

          They go on seeking death for grief running in circles until they fall.

          A circle of frenemies with demons leading.

      • ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 11:36 am #

        The horror. The horror.

        Whatever it takes

      • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:17 pm #

        That might have been the Beslan hostage situation.

      • Trean August 20, 2021 at 1:42 pm #

        ..

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:20 pm #

      Ring of truth.

    • psdt1969 August 22, 2021 at 11:36 pm #

      Huah !

  19. JackStraw August 20, 2021 at 10:50 am #

    We seem to be reaching the crescendo of a tragic opera.

    This afternoon, I’m off to get my jab so that I don’t lose my job. Even though I had covid, and am far more protected than the vaccinated, I still have to get it. Whatever happened to science?

    Such a wonderfully free country we now live in.

    • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 10:54 am #

      Don’t do it! Don’t cave to the powers that be! There has to be an alternative, whether claiming exemption or falsifying the documents of your vaccine status. Whatever you do we implore you, do not cave to the demands of the tyrants!

      • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 1:38 pm #

        Somebody needs to build an app that will Zoom an unjabbed patient to an ethical Dr who will have a standard page of medical reasons why, regardless of odds, the patient cannot psychologically handle that Satan Seed in them for the rest of their life.

        • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:25 pm #

          Does the ‘seed’ meaning the horrific sounding spike proteins ever get purged?

          • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

            There’s no way out of here
            When you come in, you’re in for Good

            – David Gilmour

      • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 7:53 pm #

        It’s like willingly getting onto the cattle car, even knowing where it leads.

        SMH.

        • messianicdruid August 20, 2021 at 8:14 pm #

          Back when I was living in Minnesota I knew an ex airforce guy who learned to run jp4 in his kerosene heater.

          I asked him how big of a crater he should expect where his house used to be. He had no fear.

          Putting genetic experimental concoctions of graphene oxide etc. into your nest suit is like this.

    • SouthernYankee August 20, 2021 at 10:58 am #

      You don’t HAVE to get it. You’re choosing to get. And I’m sorry if you don’t like it that I say it. But you’re capitulating to the very system that wants to kill you in the hopes that it may still grant you a crumb of liberty if you only obey its next mandate. And another one after that. When will we take against the beast?

      • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 1:40 pm #

        Sad but True. This is late 1930s Nazi Germany … only rolled-out globally!

        May God bless you with Strength and Wisdom, Jack.

    • Opie August 20, 2021 at 11:22 am #

      I’ve harped on this before,but you need to google “mareks disease leaky vaccine” and read up on the consequences of what a leaky vaccine can deliver. The fate of mankind hangs in the balance,I’m serious. I saw the mainstream news reporting that the vaxxed are shedding more of the virus,just as is the case with marek’s. You couldn’t make a better doomsday machine. Our only hope is natural immunity gotten by exposure before it morphs into you’re dead unless you vax,then you’re the man’s bitch and there’s nothing to be done but bow your heads to the new gods.

      • michael August 20, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

        First the variants will threaten the unvaxxed but if ADE manifests itself it will turn back on the vaxxed which will need ever more frequent “booster” shots or die.

        As best I understand my reading about immunology: antibodies that are not sterilizing (i.e. prevent cell infection) are always a problem in one way or another. All signs point to such a future: the virus mutates and vaccines become less effective.

        As an aside: the college kids that held Corona parties to infect each other did exactly the right thing, as an infection by the (then still fairly harmless variant) confers better and longer lasting immunity than the vaccines will.

      • michael August 20, 2021 at 5:19 pm #

        Trust your innate immune system. the chicken of Marek’s disease were the chicken of industrial chicken farming — as unhealthy as can be imagined. But that is not your situation.

    • Doug August 20, 2021 at 11:34 am #

      Jack, get an antibodies test instead and show your employer the results. Hopefully they’ll see your point.

      • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

        Or go to a Dr armed with facts and say that you cannot morally, ethically, religiously, whateverly handle that Gargoyle Goop doing the Blood/Brain Barrier Dance inside you for the rest of your very life.

    • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 11:38 am #

      Life is defined not just by what we do, but by what we don’t do. Not getting the Vax is the most important thing you’ll never do.

      • ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 11:59 am #

        That’s a double negative, Yo.

        Ha! Did I beat you to the punch, Q, old sport? 😉

        • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

          If I said “ever do” it would sound like it was doing something as opposed to not doing something.

          Sometimes we must strain the language to get across meaning. Of course many prefer to strain the gnat….

          • ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 12:56 pm #

            Haha! I just couldn’t resist poking Q. I know what you meant, and if Q wasn’t a member here, I would not have mentioned it. Anyhow, I’m with you. We need to start hounding these corporate cowards blackmailing our brethren, and… hmm…sisters?

          • ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

            Sistren?

          • ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

            And, while I’m at it, touché!

          • Blackbird August 20, 2021 at 6:57 pm #

            I understood your point, but ASHAMED is correct. You don’t have to dumb down your grammar to get your point across here at Clusterfuck Market. Maintain the integrity of the fabric of language and it will serve to filter out those flies.

          • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 8:14 pm #

            Black: Your “Yes, I have no apples” is logical but my “No, I have no apples” is more emphatic and thus emotionally correct. I’m not vaccine hesitant, I’m vaccine hostile.

          • Blackbird August 20, 2021 at 9:48 pm #

            Yo, “our” hypothetical responses regarding apple availability can’t be assessed for efficacy as they are out of context – that is we don’t know (maybe you do, but that’s “you”, not “we”) the question those responses attempt to answer. So let’s try some context, shall we:

            Q: Do you have any apples?

            Me: No, I don’t have any apples.

            Yo: That’s my answer not yours – and you didn’t even say it right!

            Ok, here’s the question that I think is adequately answered by those hypothetical responses:

            Q: Is it true that you have no apples?

            Me: Yes, I have no apples.

            Yo: No, I have no apples – but you have even less!

            I remain unrepentant, but as always, it was fun butting heads on the edge of the cliff.

        • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:30 pm #

          It might work if he simply dashed it a la “thing-you-never-do” which just turns it into a term-noun…

          • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:32 pm #

            ….But, of course, this is pure conjecture.

      • SouthernYankee August 20, 2021 at 11:59 am #

        It will be a defining moment for us all. It reminds me of the housing crash in 2007/2008. So many were irrationally exuberant that they could finally purchase a home. They were suckered in by a system that knew better than to allow them to buy but didn’t care and used them like so many betting chips. I saw what was happening and held off until December 2009 and sold at a profit seven years later. I see what is happening now and say to all:

        STAND YOUR GROUND AND GRAB YOUR BALLS!

      • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

        Semantics aside, Yoho tells it like it is. There are few moments in a North American man’s life but we have one Right now:

        “Am I a man or am I a mouse?”

        God loves men. Of mice, He will say, “I never knew thee.”

        • elysianfield August 20, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

          “God loves men. Of mice, He will say, “I never knew thee.””

          OG,
          But, do not forget that, in the end, we are butt dust….

          • O.G. Hawkins August 21, 2021 at 12:36 am #

            No, EF. Some will soar while most will burn.

            There are more dimensions than 3. TruStory

      • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 7:50 pm #

        Agree 100%.

    • Hardrock August 20, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

      Not everyone is in a position to walk away from a good-paying job so I sympathize.

      I do have questions that I have not seen anyone address:

      if you (anyone) has complications as a result of the vaccination, is there a possibility that your health insurance will refuse to cover the cost because we are “voluntarily” taking an unapproved medicine?

      Since it is unapproved, will it be difficult to pin the complications on the shot or will “they” say your problems are unrelated?

      Will employees forced to take the shot have legal recourse against an employer if there are complications?

      • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

        I have seen one such instance. The employer claimed the employee voluntarily took the shot.

        As for who will cover you if you get sick from the shot, the Ticker Guy has written about this and he says no, and I have seen mention online of people bringing this up, as to who is going to pay.

        I can’t vouch for the authenticity though.

        Anybody who doesn’t demand something in writing from their employer before considering the shot is just stupid and beyond help.

        • Hardrock August 20, 2021 at 1:19 pm #

          Excellent point!

          This is something legal should be dealing with before they demand vaccination and you’re right.. There should be documentation confirming who demanded the shot and all the repercussions that will result if things go bad.

      • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:37 pm #

        That’s a helluva “Question Zone” you laid out. *Hint hint*

    • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:19 pm #

      FFS, Jack! Your employee is breaking the law! Give him a copy of the Nuremberg Code of 1947 about forcing experimental medication on people. Get religion and get a religious exemption. Employees need to stand up to this BS and claim their legal rights.

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:23 pm #

      Cant you get a letter from a Doctor-friend?

    • debt August 20, 2021 at 2:29 pm #

      Tell them you’re an Amish Scientologist. That will buy you time, at least.

    • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 7:51 pm #

      Please I beg you first visit http://www.thehealthyamerican.org – many people have fought the vaxx and won. Peggy Hall has done all the legal research.

  20. SouthernYankee August 20, 2021 at 10:51 am #

    Similar to Zoltar’s proposal I actually have a vision. One day, in the not too distant future, The Taliban and the American people may, much to their surprise, actually find common cause in their hatred for the American government and Deep State. I don’t think it’s that far fetched. After all the proposed Domestic Terrorism Bill basically will classify us all as potential terrorists.

    H. R. 350

    To authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism.

    • SW August 20, 2021 at 11:11 am #

      An October 2019 reckoning tabulated that 157,000 had been killed in the war in Afghanistan since 2001, including –

      Afghan security forces: 64,124;
      Afghan civilians: 43,074;
      Taliban fighters and other insurgents: 42,100:

      Afghans dead: 149,298

      U.S. contractors: 3,814;
      US military personnel: 2,300:
      NATO and coalition troops: 1,145;
      Humanitarian aid workers: 424;
      Journalists and media: 67

      American & allies dead: 7,750

      I don’t think the Taliban wants much to do with us and I hear they have long memories.

      • SouthernYankee August 20, 2021 at 11:19 am #

        Well, you know what they say. War (or politics or adversity)makes strange bedfellows.

        And the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

        Like market cycles, shifts eventually occur and I don’t like to speak in absolutes because no one really knows what tomorrow may bring.

        • SW August 20, 2021 at 11:27 am #

          Very true and stranger things have happened.

        • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

          The Taliban is not my enemy; my government is my enemy

          • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:41 pm #

            Even if they were, Hella gonna do?

      • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 11:41 am #

        Maybe they’ll open up a branch here. Not terrorism, but running candidates and schools. We fund Pakistan and Pakistan funds them, so we’d be just getting some of our money back.

    • Ishabaka August 20, 2021 at 11:28 am #

      I’m not aware of any federal government program offering free guns and helicopters to American citizens. The Taliban has it better than the American people! Where’s my free helicopter, I wanna know?

    • Mostly Disagreeable August 20, 2021 at 11:43 am #

      You’ll find this timely and insightful

      https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/assabiya-lee-smith

      • JackStraw August 20, 2021 at 12:11 pm #

        From the article referenced above.

        “The medieval Arab historian Ibn Khaldun explains the dynamic in his 14th-century masterwork, Al Muqaddima. History, he shows, is a repetition of the same pattern seen throughout the ages—a group of nomadic tribesmen overturn an existing sedentary culture, a civilization that has become weak and luxurious. What drives the success of the rising tribe is its group solidarity, or assabiya. Its awareness of itself as a coherent people with a drive for primacy is frequently augmented by religious ideology. The stronger the tribe’s assabiya, the stronger the group. Assimilating the conquered by imposing its will and worldview on them, the victor lays the foundations of a new civilization. But since, as Ibn Khaldun writes, “the goal of civilization is sedentary culture and luxury,” all groups carry the seeds of their own demise.

        And so the struggle begins anew.”

        That’s the crux right there.

        • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:44 pm #

          “The goal of civilization, of spirituality and science, is the happiness of the human soul. – NAG HAMDA

      • SouthernYankee August 20, 2021 at 7:38 pm #

        Thank you for this article Mostly. I like the last three sentences.

        “We are part of history unfolding before us, as it has throughout time. But to be clear, what we are witnessing is not the end of America. It’s just the end of this particular branch of American leadership.”

        As anxious as these times are, let’s remember that a change of the guard is underway. Although, as someone above pointed out, the American collapse will be like no other before, nevertheless we must face it head on. And by change of the guard I do not mean simply the decline of the West and ascendancy of the East but, rather, a winding down of the entire global economic system and its attendant financial and political structures all brought to us by cheap abundant petroleum of which our host regularly reminds us.

    • Mac August 20, 2021 at 5:33 pm #

      The Taliban seem to be interested in borders, language, and culture. Hmmmm

      • Blackbird August 20, 2021 at 7:05 pm #

        White supremacists way over there. Who’d have thought? Maybe we pulled out too soon…

  21. scoubidou123 August 20, 2021 at 10:55 am #

    I was directed to an article in Tablet: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/assabiya-lee-smith

    A few samples:
    Democratic Party strategists augured that they’d soon have a permanent hold on power thanks to urban intellectuals, young single women, racial and ethnic majorities, and the LGBT community. What is described as a coalition is in fact a mélange of clients with varying and sometimes opposing interests that can only be held together by stoking a communal hatred of the national majority—the white middle class.

    The elites rationalized their impoverishment of the white middle class by claiming that they were dying anyway. And when the American heartland didn’t die off quickly enough, the establishment credentialed themselves as progressives by calling the people who live there racists. Being racists, they deserved all the bad things the elite had decided for them. Thus, by betting on sectarianism as the path to permanent power, American elites polarized the United States.

    When Sen. Mitt Romney marched with Black Lives Matter, and Gen. Mark Milley advocated for critical race theory, they were simply demonstrating that they had adopted the manners and belief system of the dominant power.

    etc.

    Used to be, you had to go outside mainstream media to hear these kinds of deplorable ideas, shady weird websites like clusterfuck nation or verboten thinkers like Charles Murray. All I know about Tablet is that it is a jewish NYC magazine. Aren’t jewish magazines writers part of the urban intellectual class? Is something changing in the zeitgeist if you start to read these ideas in mainstream magazines?

    • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 11:12 am #

      Very good analysis, Scooby.

    • Ishabaka August 20, 2021 at 11:32 am #

      “Assabiya” = ethnocentrism, or populism, if you will.

      • scoubidou123 August 20, 2021 at 12:01 pm #

        Yep.

        I occasionally encounter people gush enthusiastically about non-western thinkers, like Ibn Khaldun “the father of sociology”.

        I can tell whether that person has actually read Khaldun’s theses about effete limp-wristed urban sophisticates having lost the rugged ethnic solidarity of their fathers who built a great nation signaling the decay and impending doom of said nation.

  22. 100th Avatar August 20, 2021 at 11:07 am #

    They are in control.
    Planned chaos making the bed for a predetermined solution.

    Do not underestimate the strategy.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 11:13 am #

      I agree with you on the strategy, but planned chaos doesn’t work so well.

      It often backfires.

      • ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

        If you are a cow in a cattle pen, it probably looks a lot like chaos to you; until you’re the only one in the chute that leads to the abattoir.

        • 100th Avatar August 20, 2021 at 2:07 pm #

          It looks like ordered evil
          man’s personal touch to catastrophe

      • Alan S August 20, 2021 at 3:15 pm #

        “Man plans and God laughs”

    • SouthernYankee August 20, 2021 at 11:14 am #

      If they’re so in control then how do account for their shock and anger when the Orange man was actually elected President? Do you really think they have COMPLETE control of the narrative? They are a force to be reckoned with but no power is absolute, except the Lord Almighty Himself (gender specific HIM!).

      • 100th Avatar August 20, 2021 at 11:20 am #

        Point conceded.
        And how quickly they “fixed” that situation, no?

        • SouthernYankee August 20, 2021 at 11:29 am #

          Point conceded in return Avatar. But the situation on the ground continues to evolve and although we may have lost that particular battle, the war rages on. I see the coming defeat of the Deep State just as America has been defeated in Afghanistan. Twenty, fourty, perhaps one hundred years in the making, but their defeat is coming.

          • ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 11:50 am #

            Talk about patience — the “Intel Community” has it in spades. Their partnership with woke GloboCap may be short-lived. Here’s a golden opportunity for the “Intel Community” to turn on them, real hard. I wonder…

      • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

        Well, they realized they made a mistake and have been making up for lost ground ever since. That doesn’t mean they are omniscient and all powerful but it does mean that they will try their hardest to make life for us as hard as possible. They will fail, but there will be collateral damage.

      • Blackbird August 20, 2021 at 7:11 pm #

        Trump was necessary to sow the division that is being cracked wider with “Covid”.

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:47 pm #

      -Do not underestimate the principle of chance and accident in Clusterfucks.

      “Then, as his planet killed him, it occurred to Kynes that his father and all the other scientists were wrong, that the most persistent principles of the universe were accident and error.”

      ? Frank Herbert, Dune

  23. BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 11:18 am #

    Nothing, not even the debacle in Kabul, will stop General Milley’s power point CRT/BLM seminar at the Pentagon. To the Joint Chiefs: attendance is mandatory.

    Sec.of Defense Austin will be making a special appearance.

    “Our greatest threats are White Supremacy and Climate Change. This is where the DoD will be directing most of its resources,” – Sec. Austin.

    Brh

    • hmuller August 20, 2021 at 11:24 am #

      Making military latrines more trans-sexual friendly is a top priority. And we are way ahead of the Chinese and Russians on this one.

    • rube-i-con August 20, 2021 at 11:44 am #

      good God, it~s a literal madhouse

    • malthuss August 20, 2021 at 11:54 am #

      Are you ready for Man Camp?

      1000s have graduated. Wake Up!! warrior training.
      The first question on the application for White’s training program:

      “Have you ever been punched in the face by another man?”

      For the low cost of just $25,000, White will run you through a regimen of physical torture and mental preparation that involves being punched in the face, hiking while holding logs, and reciting the poem “Invictus.” White explained:
      We teach them how to be a man. … Women are leading across the board in business and at home … and living more powerfully than men today. And that’s causing complete chaos for men.

      • malthuss August 20, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

        what are rich men who do this looking for?

      • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

        What about cooking bacon in a frying pan at the stove without a shirt on?

        I heard that women really don’t understand the pain men go through from that.

        • oswegatchie August 20, 2021 at 1:21 pm #

          Especially in June in the Adirondacks.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

            OMG! you have those innocuous-looking flies that draw blood when they bite you, to contend with as well.

          • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 5:38 am #

            Black flies, horseflies, gnats, noseeums. Little bastards!

      • BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

        I’ll bet they have drumming Lessons too.

      • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

        Malthuss: it already exists. It’s called marriage.

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:54 pm #

      @BRH After reading your post re seminar, “I got a real indication of a laugh coming on…”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUMR3cR1qSY&ab_channel=SacredBonesRecords

  24. Night Owl August 20, 2021 at 11:19 am #

    Check it:

    They are trying to spike the recall of Newsome in CA.

    This is why we have the leaders we do. Fraud.

    https://twitter.com/RichardGrenell/status/1428462786389053443

    • Night Owl August 20, 2021 at 11:19 am #

      And more

      Stealing recall ballots from mailboxes.

      https://twitter.com/JovanHPulitzer

    • benr August 20, 2021 at 11:28 am #

      I just got my ballot for recalling Newsome and yes if you fill it out and put it in correctly the yes vote is clearly visible.
      My state is riddled with fraud and scams we need to throw out everyone and start over fresh.

  25. Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 11:19 am #

    To those who say what are we planning on actually doing, other than posting commentary on blogs, I say that this is doing more than we realize.

    Someone posts about a doctor standing up to a school board in one particular town in America, and inviting others to join him.

    In no time flat, I’d say millions of people now know about that doctor.
    This wasn’t in the papers.

    There was a tiny mention by the CDC, a mere hint, about something I thought everyone knew from the start, that these vaccines are not what we call vaccines at all.

    It’s getting through now, slowly, but it is getting through.

    • bug_out_now August 20, 2021 at 12:59 pm #

      Which why they’re doubling down and pulling out all the stops.

    • bug_out_now August 20, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

      And I’m curious whether legal challenges can be made on that basis. A Governor may have the statutory authority to mandate a vaccine – but can they mandate a gene therapy?

      • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

        These employers don’t even know what they are demanding of their employees.

        There is simply no justification for demanding an employee take a shot that cannot stop transmission or infection of a disease.

        They need to stop calling this a vaccine.

        BTW, I have seen some people who took the shot, bristling at the suggestion that they could now be “shedding” the virus and making others sick.

        Fair enough, there isn’t enough evidence to prove that.

        However, I am not seeing an equal amount of empathy from these people toward the “unvaccinated”, and it is those of us who have not taken the shot who are being smeared, vilified, libeled, and threatened, on an increasing basis.

        The shoe is on the other foot, and they don’t see it.

        • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

          Beryl: You can go even further: there is not only no justification but it is illegal according to state, federal and international law. Lawyer up!

        • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 5:42 am #

          Yeah! We, the vaccine virgins, should be a protected victim class. Right? RIGHT? C’mon man!

  26. Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 11:33 am #

    I see that Governor DeSantis in Florida is following the science, because he can read and understand what he reads, and he is now making the effort to have actual treatment available, at early signs of illness, to Floridians who come down with the Wuflu.

    You would not understand what he is doing from the mainstream news sources, because they are chock full of stories about how the governor is ignoring the science that proves masks work, ignoring social distancing and restrictions, and gambling on an experimental drug in limited supply to save him from his negligence.

    This flat out ignores some hard facts.

    One, Governor DeSantis jumped on the vaccination bandwagon with both feet, and indeed millions of Floridians did receive the shot.

    Now “cases” are rising, which is something called seasonality, which is to be expected.

    Since vaccines do not stop anyone from getting sick, he is going to plan B.

    That makes sense.

    The masks and other voodoo were to “slow the spread” until a vaccine was “found”, remember?

    They have the “vaccine”, they used it, the virus spreads as viruses will, and the MSM is yammering about masks masks masks.

    There is no rational, scientific basis for this, yet it is still happening, which should prove even to the most dense that there is something shady going on.

    BTW the actual data from Florida is available, showing little to know difference with masks/no masks.

    It does not matter what any study says, when the real-life application shows otherwise.

    There remains ZERO evidence that a hanky on your face can affect viral transmission, or anything.

    • tahoe1780 August 20, 2021 at 11:44 am #

      Danish Mask Randomized Control Trial results

      https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4586/rr-6

    • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 11:48 am #

      When is someone going to pull another Alberta and demand that the a sample of the virus be presented?

      • Night Owl August 20, 2021 at 4:05 pm #

        The Big Lie.

        Tell the public a lie so big that no one would ever believe it was a lie.

        The virus has never been isolated. Does the virus exsist?

        I think we know the answer.

  27. 100th Avatar August 20, 2021 at 11:33 am #

    “Things are shaking loose all over the place. As Bob Dylan once said, the order is rapidly fading (and he’s even older than “Joe Biden.”) Everyone I know has got the heebie-jeebies. Nobody is at the controls of this outfit as we sail into the fog.”

    Buddha remarked that the only constant is change
    Change interpreted as disorder by most
    Entropy

    And the glue that resists entropy?
    Belief

    When soothsayers and doom diviners feared for and lamented a future of non-believers they were not speaking of, and did not account for, the secular abandoning the societal.

    • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 11:50 am #

      You are the Weatherman but We are the Wind. You have the Watch but we have the Time.

      • 100th Avatar August 20, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

        human society functions on belief alone
        requiring all to buy in

        you are the constable
        the law is the way
        the way is just
        consume is to enjoy
        enjoy is the meaning
        toil is to suffer
        to be outside is to be lost

        when Zapffe’s man awoke and “saw himself” he entered that world

        now it is crumbling like matrix code rain
        and it is hard not to believe it

    • Dr_Wellington_Yueh August 20, 2021 at 4:06 pm #

      Ultimately, life forms are a ‘tool’ of entropy. The more complex and energy-hungry the life form, the quicker it shuttles matter from high-energy state to low-energy state.

      • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 5:46 am #

        Hey, Doc, have you ever read “Etidorhpa,” by John Uri Lloyd?

        It’s in the public domain, so free to download. Check it out. Fascinating reading.

        • Dr_Wellington_Yueh August 21, 2021 at 3:27 pm #

          Thanks for the rec!

  28. SpeedyBB August 20, 2021 at 11:36 am #

    “…sail into the fog…”

    More like ducking the fog.

  29. rube-i-con August 20, 2021 at 11:37 am #

    the fall of Ashcanstan is on purpose, control thru chaos, what a wonderful return of radical islam versus the West, the perfect excuse to implement draconian controls.

    does anyone believe the US couldn~t apply overwhelming force to obliterate the taliban? what a ruse.

    too bad if 10,000 american citizens are put in harm~s way, you think the elite care about that? they~re chuckling away, calling their Chinese billionaire friends who call their taliban friends and everything is arranged for all sides to profit

    Red Chinese
    Soviets
    Muslims
    White Nationalists

    gotta have bogeymen to keep people scared

    • SouthernYankee August 20, 2021 at 11:47 am #

      WAR PIGS

      Generals gathered in their masses
      Just like witches at black masses
      Evil minds that plot destruction
      Sorcerer of death’s construction
      In the fields, the bodies burning
      As the war machine keeps turning
      Death and hatred to mankind
      Poisoning their brainwashed minds
      Oh lord, yeah!
      Politicians hide themselves away
      They only started the war
      Why should they go out to fight?
      They leave that role to the poor, yeah
      Time will tell on their power minds
      Making war just for fun
      Treating people just like pawns in chess
      Wait till their judgement day comes, yeah!
      Now in darkness, world stops turning
      Ashes where their bodies burning
      No more war pigs have the power
      Hand of God has struck the hour
      Day of judgement, God is calling
      On their knees, the war pigs crawling
      Begging mercy for their sins
      Satan laughing, spreads his wings
      Oh lord, yeah!

      (Black Sabbath)

      Especially for politicians and bureaucrats who’ve never even lifted a shovel much less been in combat, it’s all just a high level game of poker.

      I’ll see your 5000 enemy combatants and raise you 5000 infantrymen. ”

      Oh, er, uh, Johnson. Wire the families of those who are about to die and offer them our sincere condolences and thank them for their sacrifice and patriotism. And give them a gift card to Applebee’s or Chilis or something like that. Just keep it to less than $50.”

      • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 5:01 pm #

        Well done.

      • Mr.Mudd August 21, 2021 at 11:52 pm #

        It’s all fun and games until it’s time to settle up.

        No more war pigs have the power…

        Someday they will reap what they have sown

    • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 11:54 am #

      How do Russia and White Nationalists profit from this? The Chinese perhaps.

      Also, know that Russia is allied with the Shia Muslims. The Taliban are radical Sunnis. The Shia may have a different philosophy of Jihad, not sure. In any case, they are generally on the defensive against the Sunnis and to busy to attack others in the name of Islam. But of course it may have happened at times.

      • Amman August 20, 2021 at 2:59 pm #

        Maybe the Shia have been mending fences with Taliban for years and years and years until, finally, something gelled. Meanwhile other folks were firing away…

  30. Jigplate August 20, 2021 at 11:38 am #

    “….or just throw in the towel on running the executive branch of the government”
    Neither Joe nor Kamala will be throwing in the towel soon. The cabal that runs the executive branch is not done with Joe quite yet. They’ll push him out when they’re good and ready. It’s simple really, the MSM got together and let the WH know ” Look, this is what we need Joe to say, so we can then praise him tonight for being presidential”

    • malthuss August 20, 2021 at 11:41 am #

      Indeed. what a ‘dynamic’ duo. Scary that Americans have sunk so low as to have these 2 as leaders.
      But after Barry, I guess Prez or VP has got to be a person ‘of color’.

      Trump was a fluke.

    • 100th Avatar August 20, 2021 at 11:53 am #

      he is there so long as it takes to quash his previous admin’s criminal tampering against the Trump campaign

  31. Chippenhook August 20, 2021 at 11:39 am #

    I wish we could hire the Israelis or the Russians to get Americans and our Afghan allies out of Afghanistan. I trust they’d get the job done. I hear the Brits are doing part of the job for us too.

  32. malthuss August 20, 2021 at 11:39 am #

    A congressional bill that was filed, H.R. 4980, looks to restrict the unvaccinated from flying inside of the United States.

    Only the fully vaccinated against COVID-19 would be able to fly.

    Showing a big opposition to this bill, early in the legislative process, is the best way to stop it from getting to a vote. Use your voice by clicking the box below to take 10 seconds to sign the petition. Then please share with all of your family and friends so that they can join in the message.

    It is important to take a stand today because it looks like Pfizer’s COVID-19 “vaccine” will transition from being administered under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to full FDA approval by Labor Day. Why does that matter?

    Because full FDA approval opens the floodgates for more mandates and fewer choices, for starters.

    Many businesses have been holding off from requiring vaccination for entry, but they will likely do just that when the vaccines are approved.

    It may also become much more difficult to refuse to take the jab or to keep your job if you won’t.

    A fully approved vaccine carries the illusion of safety that a shot under an EUA just doesn’t have, making more employers likely to consider requiring vaccination as a condition of employment.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

      Even worse? The newest Supreme Court Justice, the one that Mitch “pushed through”?

      She’s all in for forced vaccinations. They knew this when they selected her.

      • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

        I wondered why the opposition to her was so muted from the maniacs who assaulted Kavanaugh. Now we know. Not that Kavanaugh turned out to be much better.

      • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 8:04 pm #

        Of course. WEF puppets have been installed for years just for this moment now.

        That’s A LOT of greedy psychopaths. The rest were probably paid off, coerced, or blackmailed. That would be the ones that always look nervous when they talk about it.

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 20, 2021 at 2:29 pm #

      Yeah….Sign a petition….WHICH THE DEMOCRATS WILL IGNORE……but they will happily retain the list of names so they can sic their minions on them to be dragged to FEMA camps or something along similar lines for Australian-style forced vaccinations.

      I think I’ll pass on signing.

      If they ban us from airplanes I will simply drive my car for my next vacation.

  33. PeteAtomic August 20, 2021 at 11:40 am #

    ““Graveyard of Empires,” indeed. Rome waited a few centuries to collapse but America seems to be demonstrating we can git’er done in just a couple of years. And, beyond these questions of global hegemony, there is the matter of what happens here in the so-called Homeland. ”

    Putin remarked a few months ago that the US is marching firmly down the way of the old Soviet Union. I must agree with him.

    What happened to the Soviet Union? dissolution and disunity, largely on ethnic lines that had existed for hundreds of years in the Russian sphere of influence– ethnic breakups by the way, that had been forced together under Moscow for much longer than the US has even existed. So, very possibly the same thing happening here.

    Oh? You think this piece of paper called the “US Constitution” is gonna stop that??

    guffaw

    When there isn’t any food in the supermarkets, and bandits are breaking into your house to salvage whatever they can– almost nobody is gonna be quoting constitutional law. Sorry.

    • SW August 20, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

      And it may just be the Graveyard of the Democrats too. I saw Biden’s press conference and it was riddled with outright lies, evasions and minimizing the dire situation on the ground in Afghanistan. Even the NBC’s usual boot-lickers were visibly disgusted and contradicted what Biden said.

      Our NATO allies may be our “former” allies when the dust settles on this one. The amazing stupidity of closing Baghram AFB and not beginning the evacuation months ago is beyond belief. And Andrea Mitchell revealed that the people who applied for visa months ago had their passports destroyed when the embassy was shredding documents.

      Do you think we’ll be welcomed in Taiwan?

    • michael August 20, 2021 at 4:58 pm #

      One of the adorable things in the disintegration of the soviet union were the former nomads forced by the communists into a sedentary lifestyle. When the reach of central government receded they packed up their raindeers and vanished into the vast interiors of Siberia.

      What western man cannot believe: the nomads live much better then the comorbidity riddled urban citizen of advanced civilization.

  34. timgenx August 20, 2021 at 11:42 am #

    The federal government is becoming more and more dysfunctional while the new woke Jacobins officials inside are trying to impose their tyranny upon Americans. That tyranny drive is destroying institution after another faster and faster.

    This relatively simple and easy task of evacuating orderly gone totally chaotic only shows the deeper problems within the US government starting to surface. The newly appointed besserwisser wokesters cannot manage anything effectively. They are full spectrum fuck-ups.

    They also very easily fracture into mutually hostile factions, making things even more chaotic. A snake pit of thin skinned frenemies.That is because most of them are narcissistic adult toddlers with many many other mental issues.

    Nothing is ever supposedly their own fault. If some things are hard and difficult or fail they’ll go awol. Somebody else should take care of it. Just like Biden and Harris BOTH with this evacuation!

    • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 8:06 pm #

      Our culture has pushed people to remain in arrested development. I believe it started in earnest in the 1960s.

      Look at pop culture. It directed us to refuse to grow up.

      And so, we have.

      • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 5:55 am #

        Listen to Mr K’s talk with Dmitry Orlov. Good stuff.

        Orlov compares Russian propaganda to our version — theirs is boring and mostly ignored while ours is hypnotic and sadly very effective. Hence, our crumbling culture.

        • MaryQueen August 21, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

          I did, good interview.

          • dr gonzo August 22, 2021 at 11:15 am #

            Except that it wasn’t.

            The silver-tongued Mr. Orlov side-stepped the question of how the Russian Federation is handling the ‘covid crisis’. I suspect the answer conflicts with his narrative.

            There is ample evidence the Kremlin is playing with the globohomocap.s. I find this behavior difficult to understand from a leadership in need of popular civil support.

            Who do they think is going to run their country in the future, guest workers from Timbuktu? And who will maintain that fabulous culture?

  35. PeteAtomic August 20, 2021 at 11:43 am #

    by the way, what a fucking sanitized, PC name for your home country. Not a fatherland. Not a motherland. A homeland.

    fuck what a joke

    can’t even give your home nation a gender. Nobody fights for a “homeland”

    • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

      America is the Mudderland now.

      And what did old Vlad do after the breakup? Bring millions of Muslims into the Russian heartland. He’s no nationalist, seeing the fall of the Soviet Union as a tragedy. He would rebuilt him/her.

      • PeteAtomic August 20, 2021 at 5:12 pm #

        Well

        Many Russian republics (old or new) have large Muslim nations.

        Also. Most of them are atheists/non religious. They are as about as “muslim” as many Bosnians are. Not really.

    • 100th Avatar August 20, 2021 at 1:12 pm #

      More tragically, the name invites a new problem.

      How many people have homes filled with unfamiliar faces and alien ways? People they detest? People they loathe?

      Not the kind willing to fight for it.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

        I have a lot of new neighbors who are nice enough people, but to them America is where you can get the cheap Christmas decorations with your Home Depot credit card, and lease an SUV that nobody back home could dream of driving.

        That probably feels like freedom to them.

        • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 4:57 pm #

          America the Mall. A never ending Occidental Bazaar of the bizarre. An Emporium of Filth that they love and hate – but the love is stronger. That’s why they came. That’s why they stay. To buy is to be.

        • PeteAtomic August 20, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

          Yes.

          America is simply a strip mall with a flag & backed up by an enormous military/security state.

          But what happens when the elites no longer find profit in that? They are on their jets & rocket ships & off to some warming part of the world, or maybe Mars.

      • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 6:01 am #

        I recall from the 70’s it was

        “Hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet”

        Home sweet home!

    • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

      Woke fact checker has just called in: please change that to “Homoland”

      • PeteAtomic August 20, 2021 at 5:08 pm #

        ha ha

        yes. That’s probably a good title there Hereward

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 20, 2021 at 2:36 pm #

      Fatherland made folks think of Nazi’s. Motherland made folks think of Soviets. So, of course, the PC wordsmiths did what they always do…..picked the blandest name possible. Homeland.

      Pretty bland.

      Doesn’t sound like the kind of place you fight and die for.

      Here in Dixie we don’t have this problem. The words to the song talk about “To live and die in Dixie.” Dixie is a place Southern born men will fight for. It’s a real place with a real identity and a real culture.

      Dixie is currently a captive nation, having been forcibly annexed by the Union Army in 1865. But Dixie still exists. Dixie will still be a nation long after the United States ceases to be one. You can bank on that.

      • debt August 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm #

        ‘That’s What I Like About The South’ – Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (from Berkeley, CA).
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-bB5l5j2sk

        • Wizard of the Saddle August 20, 2021 at 3:12 pm #

          That was some mighty fine boogie woogie! Fun!

      • PeteAtomic August 20, 2021 at 5:08 pm #

        You make a good point!

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

      According to a youtube interview with an Historian called David Irving, the world Homeland is found in an old NAZI-era German word for some security organization. I can’t find the interview he said this on but I do recall it was in some airport in the USA.

      • Amman August 20, 2021 at 4:09 pm #

        (word) -_-

      • PeteAtomic August 20, 2021 at 5:07 pm #

        huh

        that’s interesting. I hadn’t heard that one before.

        “Homeland” is the perfect word for an artificial, bureaucratic, security state. Exactly what the US is.

        • Amman August 20, 2021 at 6:37 pm #

          Nope. No trace of that interview on youtube.

    • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 8:07 pm #

      That term was born under GWB.

      I’ve always hated it.

  36. lizharmon August 20, 2021 at 11:49 am #

    Back when Carter was undone, we were still a relatively free nation that operated mostly under the rule of law. Now we’re as third world as we can be…a literal banana republic…think Mexico without nice beaches. I look around me and I see very few people who are as angry as they are afraid. It’s like the whole country decided to bend over and grab our ankles at the same time ready to be violated by what George Carlin once referred to as that big red, white and blue dick. The good news is that the progressive left is simply too stupid to let it go. They’ve already won. All they have to do is tap the brakes a little and it’s game over. They won’t, though. They’ll keep pushing until it all goes up in flames. The good news is that they’ll be the ones hanging from trees when that day comes. Then more reasonable people can get on the the task of recivilizing.

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 20, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

      When that day comes I hope to be in the rope selling business.

      I anticipate a brisk trade.

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 4:11 pm #

      Like in they have to go for broke on a no-win deal?

  37. cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 11:55 am #

    If I see one of these robots shopping in a store can I fondle it without treat of prosecution? Could I accost it on its way out of the store and repatriate all of its “master’s” recently purchased goods for myself?

    This concept leaves many important questions completely unanswered.

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/elon-musk-unveils-5-ft-24801285

  38. mitchellc August 20, 2021 at 11:59 am #

    I guess you guys will never get it, even though most have probably read Marx.

    His most important observation was class – no, not the various degrees among commoners which 99.9% perceive.

    Rather, he was referring back to the very first stages of civilization, when agrarian developments drove claims to rule and land. This is the point Rousseau suggested the serfs should have acted.

    Today, we have 3 kinds of serfs: proles, liberals and conservatives. Proles are the criminals and lay abouts that won’t work for the machine. As such, they have been targeted for elination for 10k years.

    Dems and repubs comprise those that buy into the system that has been so carefully crafted to convince them they have some kind of influence.

    However, both are being eliminated in anticipation of the steep downward slope of resource constraints. While most here readily recognize the population replacement effecting whites, many are not paying attention to the equal efforts aimed at dems.

    By which I mean the intentional destruction of cities, the loosing of armies of homeless and criminals, and the Vax, mask and operating rules and regulatdemo.

    With social controls in place, and a newly modeled complacent citizenry, the elites can manage the global slowdown as described in WEF goals and objectives.

    Afghanistan is just part of the coordinated withdrawal of US power. Since everyone has nukes, the major countries cannot afford regional conflicts.

    In this manner, the world can be divided according to spheres of influence along natural geographic boundaries.

    So, knowing all this, what is one to do? Obviously focus on local scale relationships and community bonds. Duh

    What’s coming cannot be stopped. The elites are the same boat as everyone else. They’re just happen to be the ones charged with managing the process.

    What I don’t get is why Jim, who was a leader in this thinking, somehow got derailed by playing the political media game. Why? Don’t you find it obvious and therefore mundane and boring?

    • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 12:37 pm #

      The Elite will be the new lords, duh. You don’t understand your own narrative.

    • gustafson.robert.22 August 20, 2021 at 12:37 pm #

      Good stuff. Intensive agriculture was a major, if not the major, turning point towards the modern world and the mad, unstoppable rush toward the limit-cliffs, as well as divisions of class that are orders of magnitude more deep, long-lasting and exaggerated than pre-agricultural-revolution class-divisions.

      I wouldn’t criticize Jim for the political posts. You can only talk about the macro issues so long before you’ve more or less exhausted that arena. Then you take those macro-perspectives and apply them somewhere…for instance, US politics.

      • ASHAMED August 20, 2021 at 1:08 pm #

        After reading Daniel Quinn’s “Ishmael,” some twenty years ago, I felt enlightened on the subject of agriculture. The turning point was freaking 10,000 years ago! Abel, the farmer, killed his bro, Cain, the shepherd. Off to the races!

        • gustafson.robert.22 August 20, 2021 at 4:01 pm #

          Same book for me. I didn’t read much Marx.

        • messianicdruid August 20, 2021 at 11:30 pm #

          Cain killed Abel.

          • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 6:03 am #

            Oops! Thanks, Druid! Rookie mistake. 🙁

          • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 6:05 am #

            I did get the occupations right?

        • pranah August 21, 2021 at 4:34 pm #

          Ashamed–“Ishmael”

          Reading that book changed my life. If you want to get Quinn’s theses without the gawdawful storylines, read the last 85 pages of “The Story of B”, the part called The Public Teachings. More can be gleaned by reading the books but the Socratic teaching methods employed by the characters to draw out the stories make me grit my teeth with impatience. I want to reach into the text, slap the characters, and yell, “Spit it OOOOOUT!!!!”

          Good stuff, nevertheless.

          • Mr.Mudd August 22, 2021 at 12:06 am #

            Ishmael was the first life changing book for me. Long Emergency was the next.

    • rube-i-con August 20, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

      lol not convinced even you understand what you~re saying

      think you should add some unintelligible reference to ‘post-neo-conservative’ or somesuch gibberish

    • malthuss August 21, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

      with robots, your ‘elites’ [the very rich] do not need you.

      and NO I never read marx, but I did read of stalins genocides.

  39. timgenx August 20, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

    If there were a military coup it would most likely be initiated by the US Marines. They are still probably the most cohesive branch. For more, they are used to shitty equipment and greater risks because they are always the last one to get anything. So much that they steal gear from the army guys in joint exercises.

    The other branches (outside some special branches) are more or less career soldiers doing dutifully their 20 or 30 years and have been lately much more demotivated. The waiting game has started. Just like cops are doing with early retirements. They would not risk their lives and careers so easily.

    • BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 12:28 pm #

      How would the Naval Reserve fit in?

      • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 12:55 pm #

        And don’t even get started on the Coast Guard….

    • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 12:28 pm #

      I’m not certain, I’d have to research it but I’m too lazy, and besides it has become harder to search on the internet now, but one of the things President Trump tried to do early on was increase military spending.

      This has always been popular with Republicans, but I’d heard that one of his goals was to bring our forces up to date with equipment and so forth.

      He was going to take the money away from the NIH. This was back in 2018.

      They fixed that idea, didn’t they?

    • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

      Military coups are rarely by the WHOLE army. It’s usually the elite, hard-ass units who kick over the apple cart, like the 1st REP of the Foreign Legion, the German legions of the Roman army or…the US Marines. Who will be our Pinochet this time, I wonder?

  40. oswegatchie August 20, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

    Well, I can certainly attest to the supply chain issues. I ordered a new SRAM drivetrain mid July for my mountain bike. I was supposed to get it August 18. Called to check status of shipping on the 16th. I was told it ‘might” be here mid-September. I am beginning to wonder if many parts are just going to become unavailable soon. If this problem persists, most bicycles will become inoperable within a pretty short period of time. How many other things are about to suffer the same fate? Think automobiles, motorcycles, RV’s, and most other modes of transport. What about shoes? I don’t believe we make any here anymore. Will we end up weaving our own footwear out of sagebrush and cowhide? We will then have the same attire as the Taliban!! The only extra baggage we will have compared to them will be our sexual confusion. I don’t believe they suffer from that affliction.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 12:30 pm #

      They has rags on their feet as they hobbled in to Valley Forge.

    • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

      Yeah, even Toms shoes are all made in China and other third world countries. Apparently they donate 1-for-1 on every shoe purchased to those in need (a.k.a. the very same people slaving in the sweatshop for nothing to make the shoes).

      I always thought BedStu’s were US made, and now even all Allen Edmonds are no longer exclusively US made. What about Red Wings?

      • malthuss August 21, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

        Toms–as in good toothpaste?

    • Doc Holliday August 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

      Forstchen’s “One Second After” trilogy was most enjoyable and thought provoking. Thanks, much, for the link!

    • Doc Holliday August 20, 2021 at 1:32 pm #

      Speaking of shortages, here in central Virginia, Corona Beer is getting mighty hard to come by. Corona Light and Premier is available, neither of which I like. Anybody closer to Mexico have an idea why?

      • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

        I thought they discontinued certain Corona beers because people were actually squeamish about drinking this and possibly coming down with the Covid flu.

        • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 2:43 pm #

          Discontinued? Or rebranded? Covid 19 Lager, Covid 19 Dark Ale and Covid 19 Stout. Yum!

        • Doc Holliday August 20, 2021 at 4:41 pm #

          Around here, this shortage has begun about 2 weeks ago. The kind folks at the ‘Total Beer’ store told me their suppliers cannot obtain it but not why they could not. That info was not forthcoming.

      • BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 2:17 pm #

        Doc there are so many local craft beers now, shelves of ’em; try some out.

        • Doc Holliday August 20, 2021 at 4:41 pm #

          Oh, believe me, I do.

      • benr August 20, 2021 at 3:46 pm #

        Same reason there are now shortages an supply problems all over.
        No one wants to work and but but covid.

      • Blackbird August 20, 2021 at 10:00 pm #

        And yet, way up here, far beyond its expected range, what did I find at my local booze store? Sweetwater 420. I’d have been less surprised to see a pelican.

        Miracle? Maybe. That would be a Jesus kinda thing to do. But I do remember hearing that a truckload got highjacked a few years ago. Maybe it happened again. Mine is not to question why…

    • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 8:16 pm #

      The local bike shop told me they are having major problems getting parts.

      • Not_GeorgeT August 20, 2021 at 10:38 pm #

        If the parts are difficult to source now, imagine how much more difficult it could be. My thought, if it is your bike, stock up on some parts as they become available.

        Recall 16+ months ago it was impossible to buy a stand-alone freezer in the USA. Some people bought refrigerators for the extra freezer space, not the refrigerator. Freezers can be purchased again, but for how long?

        My point is take stock of essential items, which will vary to some extent based on individual needs. JITS won’t make it through a major crisis. It is a black swan event waiting to happen with lots of crises to trigger its demise.

  41. wm5135 August 20, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

    “Nobody is at the controls of this outfit as we sail into the fog.”

    Pahdna that ain’t pasture enrichment, it’s Bull Shit

  42. Gonga Din August 20, 2021 at 12:34 pm #

    The only reason not to coast to a stop in the ‘stan and run into the ditch instead, is maybe the road ahead has washed out. If we’re still talking reason, that is. So many ways to theorize, so many untrustworthy politicians. Biden could yet be singing “et tu Bruté”.

  43. Chippenhook August 20, 2021 at 12:34 pm #

    I am old enough to have seen the country suffer through numerous crises, political, economic, and natural disaster, but to me they always were of the “this too shall pass” variety. Of course the chaos in Afghanistan will pass as well; we just don’t know the timeframe or what the body count will be, but before it is over most of the media will lose interest, just as the border crisis has faded from awareness for most.

    What is different with this crisis is just how in your face it is as to the facade of American power projection and as concerns the almost incomprehensible incompetence of our military and government leadership. Hundreds of billions a year for the military and intelligence agencies, yet they didn’t see this coming. How could they not have any plans for the evacuation of Americans and our Afghan allies? How could they not even know how many Americans are there? Being they assumed the Taliban would eventually take over, where was the plan to disable American planes and other equipment left behind when they did? Why weren’t they working 24/7 on the Visa’s for our allies in the months leading up to the troop withdrawal, and at least quietly getting their families out of the country in anticipation of a collapse? None of this is rocket scientist stuff.

    What all this tells me is that the rot from within is pretty far along. We may have more weapons and more advanced technology than anyone else, but it is all smoke and mirrors when it comes to real power. No doubt the Chinese, Russians, Iranians, and other bad actors see all this, and they likely know more than us common folk can possibly know.

    I’ve long been a believer in the “long emergency” concept, and we’ve been in the midst of it no doubt, but now I can see a rapidly unfolding general collapse when some innocuous event begins to spin out of control. No different than a majestic tree that has stood for centuries falls suddenly. The bark we see on the outside looks healthy but the inside has slowly been rotting for decades.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

      President Trump saw the rot. That’s why I voted for him.

      Where he went wrong was in underestimating the depth and breadth and length of the Swamp. But who didn’t?

      The reason he got elected is that the Swamp underestimated us, his supporters.

      There are over 75 million of us, and we aren’t all rural white men with pickup trucks.

      Joe didn’t steal the election without the cooperation of Republicans.

      • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

        I don’t think any of us, even those with the most vivid imagination, could have imagined the level of treason among our “elites”. Sure, we all knew that Obama hated America and did everything he could to reduce and malign it. But to see 99% of government agencies and the judiciary rooting for our enemies was a massive shock. May rope makers prosper over the next few years.

        • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 6:13 am #

          Speaking of shock: Remember SHOCK AND AWE? Nowadays it’s just shocking.

      • timgenx August 20, 2021 at 2:36 pm #

        It was like your nice friendly uncle or grandfather would turn out be a pedophile and abused your cousins or sisters for years. Damn it was a shock to see how corrupted the system really is.

        • benr August 20, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

          That actually happened my Step? Grandfather or step dad to my mom and her older sister actually did abuse my female cousin and years later in his senility actually told her about it as she had no memory of it. At 86 he tried to get a BJ from her on what he thought was a date. She would take him out for a drink once a month to get him out of the house after a stroke left him paralyzed on one side of his body after cancer took granny.
          Both her parents bailed on her at a young age so she wound up living with my grandparents so she endured over a decade of abuse from every man in her life but her brother, me and her absent wiccan priest father.
          She is now married to another women but has three kids from an abusive prick of an ex husband.
          He was verbally and emotional abusive as well as withheld affection from her and a super control freak pot head.
          I’m not his biggest fan to be honest.
          He now grows dope in Alaska for living.

      • Night Owl August 20, 2021 at 4:09 pm #

        Yep.

    • Billy Hill August 20, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

      “We may have more weapons and more advanced technology than anyone else, but it is all smoke and mirrors when it comes to real power.”

      Sorry, but that is likely not true, unless you believe that the military is somehow hiding weaponry that’s 20 years ahead of what’s for sale out there now, and they are waiting to deploy at the proper moment.

      In the world of what can be proven today for all to observe the US Navy is largely obsolete save for the submarine service, the F-35 is an acknowledged disaster, and the USA is several generations behind the Russians in hypersonic missiles (getting better though; the first test of airborne deployment failed to detach; the second test detached but engine failed ignition). Now maybe the wizards at skunk works have directed-energy weapons the size of i-phones that can destroy planets to say nothing of advancing armies, but in their infinite wisdom they have likely contracted with mainland Chinese to assemble.

      Correct: Real power is not just about military technology. Geopolitical power is expressed through the productivity and unified will of the nation’s populace. E Pluribus Unum we ain’t.

      But given the present situation I have a suggestion for the US Dept of State:
      Don’t wait on the next anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Fly that BLM flag now!

      • Chippenhook August 20, 2021 at 8:20 pm #

        I’m not savvy as to what our technology is compared to others. My point instead is that it is increasingly clear that we don’t have much in the way of real power despite the vast resources our military has.

  44. bug_out_now August 20, 2021 at 12:54 pm #

    I am employed by a blue state that has ordered its workers to get the jab or face possible “separation from employment.” The brass met with us this week, ostensibly to answer questions, but neglected to bring any answers.

    They don’t have process for showing proof of vaccination yet. They don’t have a process for requesting exemptions. They don’t have a process for “discipline” should an employee fail to comply or if their exemption request is denied. They aren’t sure if the rules apply to contractors. They *think* two jabs are required by the deadline.

    The brass however did an excellent job informing us of their pronouns and proclaiming that the vaccine was safe for pregnant *people.*

    When asked how vital services would be provided to the public if thousands of workers quit or got the ax, they assured us contingency plans were in place, although some services might slow down a bit. It’s hard to know how they can feel assured of this when they have no idea yet how many workers are still “vaccine hesitant” and how many heads will roll.

    One can only imagine what happens when HR is buried in a tidal wave of medical and religious exemption requests. It’s sure to be the clusterfuck of all clusterfucks.

    • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

      Ha, that right! When all else fails do the American thing and bury them in red tape and paperwork. Type up dozens of needless Memos to make their heads swim. That should delay things for at least a couple of months. Think of this as a football game. We are all just trying to run down the clock on the 4th Quarter until the jig is up.

    • michael August 20, 2021 at 4:37 pm #

      Refuse and pursue legal action. I cannot believe it can be legal to force an experimental vaccine on anyone. In the US you can collect huge settlements if things go your way.

  45. driguana August 20, 2021 at 1:17 pm #

    Little Richard said it all…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUKxRQXf7Ag

    • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

      Nice connection, very appropriate given the title of today’s article! What a classic sounding song, they don’t write or sing ’em like that anymore.

  46. Soul Forensics August 20, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

    Memo to pro-vaxxers everywhere:

    You’re gonna die.

    All of you. Either with your lung and heart epithelia riddled with spike protein bullet holes, gasping for air as a bored doc fills out your final form as ‘natural causes’, or from an infected foot after your rusty hoe slices into it when trying to clear a row for your allotment of Bayer GMO corn seed.

    But don’t fret. It’ll happen to Klaus Schwab too!, (even though the life force leaked out of him decades ago). And even if Dick Cheney’s bionic heart delays his family’s coffin purchase until 2040, is that how you want to spend the rest of your days? As a borg praying for your 85th booster? (There won’t be enough trees by then to make enough paper for your vaxx card to hold that many punch outs.)

    “But the children!” you say. Well, what about them? You’ve already taught them fear and division. And I’m not talking about math division in school, a quaint subject, I’m sure, after it’s imminent replacement with The Amazing Contemporary History of Liberated Sierra Leone. What chance do they have against the tyrannical boot? Jejune, they’d just lick it as it descended over their faces.

    All your lives, you played by the rules. You were admired (when not ignored). You may even have contributed a useful product or service for a while. Gave succor to a needy friend or neighbour. But this is now your legacy: a foolish trust in Nobodaddy. Because science! Concerned health professionals! The inevitable advances of technology!

    Speaking of technology (in conjunction with instant digital erasure and Peak Oil), who will be the future equivalents of 14th century monks labouring painstakingly over their papyrus with aching fingers as the candle flickered low while they preserved precious information from the past? The human race will be as the dinosaurs. A curious speculative answer on an alien’s viewing of a Star Trek equivalent on exoplanet TrES-2b.

    • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

      Pretty much everything digital, all terabytes of information, will be wiped out when the grid goes down and there are no servers to maintain everything. Even the cloud can go *poof* in the night.

      This is why I buy and hold as many 19th and early 20th Century books, photos, documents, etc. as possible. This will be the cut off time of our civilization’s history. This is what the future will learn from in order to “build back better” our new culture and civilization.

      • Hereward the Woke August 20, 2021 at 1:34 pm #

        Cowbell: But..but I thought Bitcoin was the new gold!!!!

        • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 1:38 pm #

          Gold is the new gold, always was, always will be. Those who buy into the Bitcoin sham are going to slaughter like the sacrificial lamb.

        • Billy Hill August 20, 2021 at 2:20 pm #

          If You can’t hold it then you don’t own it!

      • benr August 20, 2021 at 2:11 pm #

        I got news for you the “Cloud” is just someone elses server nothing more.

        • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm #

          Archeologists won’t be able to see the trees for the forest.

          If they can re-engineer equipment to read the hard-drives that remain readable and programs (JPG-Viewer, PDF-Viewer, etc.) to examine their contents, they’re more likely to salvage Gigs of Porn and Kitten Videos as opposed to footage of Henry Kissinger selling America out under President Nixon.

          Just sayin.’

          • benr August 20, 2021 at 3:26 pm #

            Actually most of those platter driven hard drives degrade over time and the ssd (solid state drives) lose everything once battery goes bad.

          • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 4:54 pm #

            Oh yeah? It was my understanding that the 1s and the 0s written on a hard-drive are there for reading in perpetuity. Have you a source?

          • benr August 21, 2021 at 8:36 am #

            @oghawkins

            I have seen with my own experience having been building computers for the better part of thirty years. I have hard drives from twenty years ago that are corrupt and even spinrite won’t recover all the data.

            How ever there is this amazing thing called google or duckduckgo which can usually answers questions if posed in a coherent way.

            The general consensus is that the magnetic platters in the drive will start to degrade in 5 years of storage. The bigger issue is that storage technology changes. That means a format that works today will be unreadable 5-10 years from now.

      • WilbursHuman August 20, 2021 at 3:20 pm #

        Been building a huge library for yrs………

        had a “vision” many yrs ago, that led to this.

        Not only that but spent years and years learning all the old skills….

        Helped a lot, having Grandparents born right after the turn of the last century.

        Lots of “How To” books out there…………. My favorites for the beginner……??

        Carla Emory’s Encyclopedia of Country Living, and……..
        The “Fox-Fire series”…..

        Both are the “how to, Go To”.

        • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 5:01 pm #

          Have you learned how to take up serpents? It’s in there….

          • WilbursHuman August 22, 2021 at 11:55 am #

            Thats pretty funny……………

            I DON’T Do Snakes . !!!!!!!!

            I won’t go outa my way to hurt or kill them………

            But Thats as as Far as it Goes !!!!!!!!

            One of my favorites was “Hog Killin Time”……..

            Using Everything, But the “Squeal”……….,

            And the eye they plucked out and how it rolled down the shed roof when thrown…….

            Funny how certain things stay with ya…….

    • oswegatchie August 20, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

      Your post conjures up thoughts of Pink Floyd-Animals. As relevant now as ever. Unfortunately.

    • rube-i-con August 20, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

      i~d believe you if you could show me any apocalyptic predictions that~ve panned out

      until then, your rant is baseless

      • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 2:54 pm #

        “There will be scoffers.”

        • rube-i-con August 20, 2021 at 4:26 pm #

          it~s called healthy skepticism, given the abysmal track record of apocalyptica

          btw OG, how many books are there in the bible

          • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 4:50 pm #

            rube always has another tangent like God doesn’t know what He’s doing.

            66 Books in the King James Version, rube.

            Are you going to take the Mark of the Beast lest you be unable to buy and sell, rube?

            Will you scoff all the way to Hell, rube?

      • michael August 20, 2021 at 4:29 pm #

        An APOCALYPTIC prediction pans out only once leaving no one to reflect upon it.

        • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 4:52 pm #

          Interesting point, michael.

          Technically, all souls will have eternity to reflect and marvel at the Lord’s Word fulfilled.

          • rube-i-con August 20, 2021 at 5:15 pm #

            strange indeed that jews are born in israel, muslims in the middle east, and christians in christian countries

            btw there are 72 books in the bible, not 66.

            66? sounds frightening, only one 6 missing. maybe you~ve been misled

        • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 5:03 pm #

          Revelations is the most relevant book now. Of the Bible? No, of all books ever written.

        • rube-i-con August 20, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

          except they never pan out

          • rube-i-con August 20, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

            the apocalyptic predictions

          • O.G. Hawkins August 21, 2021 at 12:24 am #

            rube:

            People predicted End of Times
            They were Wrong
            Therefore, End of Times will never happen

            Yes. rube is a dope.

      • Amman August 22, 2021 at 5:53 am #

        For me, It is all relative and depends on the definition of “apocalypse.” If I read somewhere 40 percent of small businesses in America were closed down due to a lock-own, then I see that as an apocalypse of major sorts. You can also get creative and speak abut a “silent apocalypse” like say of small towns in the LE often mentioned in JHK articles. These are near-empty towns, partly boarded up, a shell of their former selves, with little to look forward to. You agree things don’t have to go Ka-boom.

    • Dr_Wellington_Yueh August 20, 2021 at 5:11 pm #

      A Canticle for Leibowitz

      The irony is, even if we preserve the knowledge, there won’t be enough resources left to get anywhere near our high point ever again.

      Russia and China had better get that space colony thing cracking!

      • SW August 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm #

        I read A Canticle for Leibovitz several years ago. It’s not very well known anymore & most people would find it off putting b/c it recreates monasteries as viable places to preserve knowledge. I thought it made good points about how completely knowledge can be destroyed & how we never learn. Did you know the man who wrote it was in the plane that bombed the oldest monastery in the world?

        • Dr_Wellington_Yueh August 20, 2021 at 7:42 pm #

          TIL, thanks. That parallels Vonnegut…Dresden bombing.

          A Canticle for Leibowitz – monasteries
          Lucifer’s Hammer – shit tank

          Any port in a storm.

          • messianicdruid August 20, 2021 at 11:26 pm #

            Ian M. Banks’ Culture series will give you dreams if not hope. Miller is a scary writer.

          • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 6:33 am #

            Try “Tau Zero” by Poul Anderson.

  47. cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 1:26 pm #

    Did anyone see this billboard purchased by someone in Wilmington, NC?

    https://nypost.com/2021/08/18/biden-mocked-on-afghanistan-withdrawal-via-billboards/

    • 100th Avatar August 20, 2021 at 2:30 pm #

      Poor Joe just wanted to make people silky-smooth
      they keep dragging him back into this

    • WilbursHuman August 20, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

      That Right there……………..
      Was Some funny shit !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Loved the one where he was a peekin thru the shades…….

      Thanks for the laugh !!!!!!!!!

  48. wwg1wga August 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

    …..so goodbye yellow brick road.
    http://got-truth.com/docs/so%20goodbye%20yellow%20brick%20road.pdf

  49. Amman August 20, 2021 at 1:38 pm #

    HEEBIE JEEBIES – A condition of extreme nervousness caused by fear, worry, strain, etc.

    We’re bound to catch some. Especially after seeing a strange movie of people falling from an C-130.

    • Dr_Wellington_Yueh August 20, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

      C-17

      You could probably hang folks in a cargo net on the side of a C-130 and they’d be just fine. That Herc is just f#(<ing amazing!

  50. Amman August 20, 2021 at 1:40 pm #

    “Can you really imagine Kamala Harris in the Oval Office? I doubt Kamala herself can.” – Perspicacious.

    • Night Owl August 20, 2021 at 5:09 pm #

      President Camacho’s time draws nearer.

  51. observex August 20, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

    Re: “latent effect of those jabs”, I have one friend who developed hives for 3 weeks, and her doctor’s office called to check on her and she did report it to VAERS. Another friend developed previously unexperienced dizzy spills and did not report to VAERS. I don’t imagine how we ever get much accuracy on side effects short of a large number of similar serious effects that get documented, and I hope we don’t. We seem stuck with anecdotes.
    FWIW, both those people said they won’t get any booster shots.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 20, 2021 at 2:14 pm #

      We don’t even collect autopsy data on those who died right after getting the very much experimental shot.

      Yet they expect approval.

    • michael August 20, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

      The fearsome specters are autoimmune disease (really no fun at all and various different forms available) and ADE. Autoimmune diseases will take years to develop.

    • malthuss August 21, 2021 at 1:50 pm #

      I can story top that, but I wont. The vax is dangerous.

  52. Wizard of the Saddle August 20, 2021 at 1:58 pm #

    Good post, Jim. The “Heebie Jeebies” is exactly right. This is precisely how I feel at the moment and so does every friend and relative I talk to. Each week brings a new avalanche of bad news and more a more disturbing evidence that our country is, for all intents and purposes…..leaderless…..with no one of substance standing in the wings ready to grab the ships wheel when TPTB finally drag Capt. Biden kicking and screaming from the bridge of the ship of state.

    At this rate, history may record that the Titanic took more time to sink to the bottom than the United States did.

    I’m just about to the point where I would welcome a Pinochet-style military coup with free helicopter rides for the Wokesters to follow.

    • benr August 20, 2021 at 2:17 pm #

      I will take your Pinochet and raise you a Fijimora!

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 20, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

        I will see your Figimora ante and raise you on Junta of Greek Colonels!

        • Wizard of the Saddle August 20, 2021 at 2:47 pm #

          One, not “on.”

  53. Kevvia Knack August 20, 2021 at 2:56 pm #

    Heebie Jeebies is right. I wonder how many Taliban members shaved before jumping onto evac planes heading out of Afghanistan? And if you were a contractor or US private citizen wouldn’t you have gotten the hell out of there weeks or months ago? It was no secret the US was contemplating leaving at some point down the line

    • michael August 20, 2021 at 4:24 pm #

      I heard that there are 300 journalists stranded there and am asking myself what are 300 western “journalists” doing in Afghanistan? Te place doesn’t seem to be that interesting.

      • Dr_Wellington_Yueh August 20, 2021 at 7:35 pm #

        To be embedded for the heroic final battle…that never happened.

      • Kevvia Knack August 20, 2021 at 9:46 pm #

        The Americans stranded in Afghanistan are either 1. Foolhardy thrill seekers, 2. Misguided, naive super-patriots or 3. Greedy opportunists. Journalists would fall in the first category.

        • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 6:42 am #

          Right!

          Still, it’s hard to believe there are 10 to 15 thousand American civilians in Afghanistan. Why so many??

  54. David Webb August 20, 2021 at 2:56 pm #

    On a lighter note, the FBI has come to the conclusion that there is no evidence of a coordinated plot behind the “attempted coup” on 1/6, so it seems that only existed in the fever dreams of Madame Pelosi and her sidekick Chuckie Schumer.

    • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 3:05 pm #

      And don’t forget “sexy” little Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who thought she was going to be raped.

      • BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 4:13 pm #

        By the dude wearing the Buffalo Horns Head dress?

      • Blackbird August 20, 2021 at 10:21 pm #

        This may be just a rumor, but…

        I heard that SexyLexy had to reimburse several hundred pre-paid subscribers to her livestream on Pornhub, after Bisonman was unable to find her. Not sure if it’s true, but I know I haven’t got my money back.

      • Amman August 22, 2021 at 5:57 am #

        Ocasio-Cortez as a Latino Greta Thurnberg? Yes, no, maybe?

    • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 6:45 am #

      Right! Cuz suddenly the Gestapo need us on their side!

  55. BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 3:02 pm #

    Sleepy Joe appeared kind of wobbly, looks to be on his last legs.

    What a way to wind up a 50 years distinguished political career in DC ahahahahaha ahahahaha!!!

    “The adults are back in charge”-Don Lemon, CNN, Jan. 20, 2021

    Brh

    • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 3:06 pm #

      I can’t find any headlines online about his latest press briefing address. Are they trying to edit things before everything is released?

    • benr August 20, 2021 at 3:24 pm #

      Don Lemon is a fricking joke and possibly the dumbest person in broadcast right now and that says much!

  56. Q. Shtik August 20, 2021 at 3:06 pm #

    I turned on the TV. Biden was speaking. I heard him say ‘guhmint’. I instantly muted the sound. I can’t fucking take it. Joe, the word is pronounced ‘guh vern ment’ goddammit. Bill Clinton would say ‘guh ver ment’ but that doesn’t cut it either.

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 20, 2021 at 3:19 pm #

      Here in Dixie many of us say “Gub-ment.”

      To Southern ears this sounds like “Sumbiches.”

      Indeed, in many cases you’ll hear local area good ole boys getting particularly emphatic by saying “Gub-ment Sumbitches.”

      It’s redundant, I know, but all of us Neo-Confederate types ain’t exactly known for subtlety. We kinda like begin’ direct about how we feel.

      • Amman August 20, 2021 at 4:18 pm #

        How does this all relate to Gumbo?

      • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 5:09 pm #

        In one of his Made By Hand novels, Kunstler has Southerners mimicking apes when the subject of Blacks comes up. A most solemn tomfoolery. Hundreds of them!

      • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 6:47 am #

        Nashacurity = national security 😉

        • Amman August 22, 2021 at 5:59 am #

          Ooohhh, good one.

        • Q. Shtik August 22, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

          Nashacurity = national security ? – ASH

          =========

          Sosacurity = Social Security

    • benr August 20, 2021 at 3:23 pm #

      Let me aXe you a questun?
      Why let da small chit bodder joo?

  57. BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 3:16 pm #

    The problem with this kabul situation is that it’s taking the focus off our two greatest threats: Climate Change and White Supremacy. We gotta get this straightened out pretty quick so we can continue dismantling the national grid, and rooting Whitey out of the US armed forces.

    • michael August 20, 2021 at 4:16 pm #

      You forgot the shortage of personal pronouns! This needs to be dealt with first and foremost.

    • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 6:52 am #

      Climate change is a real thing. Stopping or reversing climate change is a big fat pipe dream. We’re all stuck on this crazy train, no stopping it, and jumping off will kill you.

      Tau Zero

  58. benr August 20, 2021 at 3:18 pm #

    Reality is setting in!

    https://www.thecut.com/2021/08/workers-left-behind-by-the-great-resignation.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

    I feel this way over worked and under staffed!.

  59. WilbursHuman August 20, 2021 at 3:32 pm #

    Piggylosie says “WE” left some stuff behind……………

    Yea, guess you could say that…………….

    Congressman Dan Meuser said on Newsmax there are many questions the administration must face, including the decision to leave behind expensive U.S.-made weaponry including Black Hawk helicopters.

    The Pennsylvania Republican said 158 Black Hawks were left behind for the Taliban to seize.

    “That is a billion dollars worth of Black Hawk helicopters left behind,” said Meuser. “Speaker Pelosi refers to this as leaving some stuff behind. These people are thinking in an inverse manner compared to how my constituents certainly feel about this issue, and I believe, most rational members of Congress.”

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/biden-left-158-black-hawks-for-the-taliban/

    FUQ it………. It was Only a Billon $’s worth………………..

    Fnnnn Idiots

    • Slugoon August 20, 2021 at 3:53 pm #

      I don’t get it. It’s impossible to ‘forget’ to take all this hardware or ‘overlook’ it. Why the sudden bug-out? Why leave the equipment?

      I know Biden is a drooling dipshit but somebody must know what the real plan is here.

      • benr August 20, 2021 at 3:58 pm #

        I suspect to do to the Chinese what was done to the Russians and we Americans.
        It might have been a way to get US weaponry into Chinese hands without a direct sale and yet another pay off to the Chinese for their support of the puppet Biden and Harris.

      • Night Owl August 23, 2021 at 2:35 am #

        Syria comes to mind.

        They were doing the same thing with Obama under Operation Timber Sycamore. Only then, they were arming their other proxy army: ISIS.

    • BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm #

      IOW, some people did something.

  60. Q. Shtik August 20, 2021 at 4:03 pm #

    I know ya’ll are worked up over Afghanistan and the Vaxx but I have other fish to fry. The Peter fiasco resumes.

    The wife just picked up Peter from the so-called rehab facility and brought him home. He had been there two weeks. He arrived back here more dead than alive, similar to the day we extracted him from a facility in Florida on Jan 24 this year.

    In just the past few days his legs began leaking fluid again and the fluid stinks. The legs have to be wrapped and those wrappings changed daily. His arms and legs have all sorts of nicks and dings and scabs that result from falling into furniture and scraping against door jams.

    Bo (that’s my wife) pulled up the driveway and called me on her cell to come help get him in the house and I should hustle because “Peter has to pee bad because they resumed giving him a powerful diuretic.” I came down from my mancave as quickly as my aching arthritic knees would carry me and helped Peter get from the car to the house. He tried to make it to the bathroom but fell a few feet short of the toilet and pissed his pants. The piss ran down and soaked his gauze-wrapped legs and into the black fabric part of his nice new sneakers. All these items got tossed down the laundry chute.

    He put on fresh underwear pants and began to ascend to the second floor where he was headed to take a shower. Luckily I was right behind him and prevented a backward tumble down the stairs. He’s now sitting in his usual chair on the third floor. He asked me some inane questions that made me realize he is again losing his marbles. I can’t decide if this is age-related dementia (he’ll turn 75 on Oct 8th) or loss of memory due to insufficient oxygen to the brain due to his weak heart.

    Further reports from the trenches will follow in the fullness of time.

    • michael August 20, 2021 at 4:12 pm #

      WE need some background to fully appreciate the situation. How is peter related to you and what particular ailment is he stricken with?

      • Q. Shtik August 20, 2021 at 4:39 pm #

        Sorry Mike. Any commenter who’s been on this forum for any length of time knows all the background. I haven’t got a spare year to fill you in. Peter is my brother-in-law (BIL).

        • BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 4:51 pm #

          Q, why is he on the 2nd floor? He’s going to end up falling down the goddam stairs; then you’ll have a situation on your hands.

          • Q. Shtik August 21, 2021 at 12:39 am #

            Q, why is he on the 2nd floor? – BRH

            =======

            Heckler, he lives on the 3rd floor, showers on the 2nd floor and occasionally eats on the 1st floor, but not always. Today, for example we got him showered to wash the piss off then up to the 3rd floor. My wife took him his dinner on a tray because he’s too wobbly to come down to the kitchen.

        • benr August 21, 2021 at 9:42 am #

          So his legs are holding water that is really end stage heart failure.

          Try getting some ears of corn and making a tea from the corn silk it is a more gentle diuretic.

          https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-corn-silk-tea

          My sympathy for you and your wife taking care of someone in a downward spiral really should be for his children but alas it sounds like he did not have any.
          For cognitive decline get him some beet root if he does not like beets there are plenty of beet powder gummies out there now.

          • Q. Shtik August 21, 2021 at 9:49 pm #

            Try getting some ears of corn and making a tea from the corn silk – benr

            ==========

            Hahaha, yeah, my wife is big on homeopathic stuff. I like to kid her that if she gets a fish bone stuck in her throat she should just hold a crystal under her lower jaw. I laugh and she gets pissed.

            Anyway I’ll show her your recommendations. She loves beets and frequently makes borscht.

            No, Peter and his wife never had kids……….thank God.

            Speaking of his legs holding water, I watched Bo change his leg wrappings after dinner this evening. What a horror from the mid-shins down. I envisioned him as having taken the full blast from a roadside bomb to his legs in Iraq. I cringed at the sight of it and asked, “Peter, does that hurt?” He smiled and said “No.” When his legs were in a similar condition last January he said his legs felt like they were being stung by a thousand bees.

          • benr August 22, 2021 at 10:36 am #

            Is he diabetic as well?
            That sound like neuropathy.

    • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 4:14 pm #

      Geez, sounds like you are in for quite a long weekend. Good luck and keep up updated!

      • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 4:14 pm #

        *us, (sorry….)

    • Disaffected August 20, 2021 at 11:08 pm #

      When it comes to seriously fucked up relatives playing on your relational generosity, the general rule is FUCK ‘EM, and the earlier the better. It’s like ripping off a band-aide; the earlier and the faster you do it, the better. No regrets!

      • gilbert August 21, 2021 at 7:33 am #

        I had to save your comment in “noteworthy quotes” so that next time one of the offspring comes begging for help I’ll know what to say.

        • Disaffected August 21, 2021 at 11:25 am #

          Also known as being cruel to be kind or tough love. It seems harsh, but more often than not it’s the only way the two parties can escape with their mutual dignity. Codependent dysfunctional relationships are just the worst! They demean both parties equally.

      • Amman August 22, 2021 at 6:28 am #

        Comedian Russell Peters said never ask white people for advice on parental relations.

    • Islander August 21, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

      Sounds like a nightmare.
      Can you position him in a recliner so that his legs are up—ideally above his heart? That is, legs bent and lower legs resting on a higher surface such as the seat of an office chair? Also, say, pile of pillows. An adjustable recliner with leg extender would make this much simpler. Gravity really helps.
      Compression socks could also help.

      I have been told that diuretics can be counterproductive, because they can result in the body’s responding that it has to retain fluids.

      Perhaps diuretics don’t know when to stop, so to speak, so the body ends up sensing impending dehydration and retains more fluids.

      I have been prescribed diuretics for edema, and they didn’t help at all. What helps is keeping legs above heart. Also, certain lymphatic massage. There are also machines that you can get to compress the legs and move lymphatic fluid up toward the heart. I think diuretics are hard on the general system.

      Perhaps his problem is not edema, but something else?

      What is the diagnosis as to why his legs are actually leaky? Are there cracks in the skin? Are the legs so distended with fluid that the skin has cracked? This sounds pretty serious, with risk of infection. My father had such problems with his feet. It was terrible.

  61. michael August 20, 2021 at 4:03 pm #

    I have a whole lot more appreciation for President Biden now. He is not nearly as stupid of senile as he is made out to be. The occupation of Afghanistan and nation building was imbecile from the beginning and extremely costly.

    Moreover it was of no strategic value as it was untenable in case of a serious confrontation with China and Russia simply because the supply lines were impossible to maintain, not even by plane.

    And Biden is exactly right: if the Afghan army is unwilling to fight there is little America can do. I read they had about 30000 highly trained special forces armed to the teeth with the finest in US weaponry including as we now know 160 black-hawk helicopters and ground attack planes. That force alone should have been enough to keep the Taliban at bay.

    The problem is that their superiors were utterly corrupt striking a deal with the Taliban to hand over their weapons so they themselves could get their stolen wealth to safety. It probably was as in the Iraqi army stood up by the US where the generals were “investors” (no military background required) paying a lot to get the position in order to embezzle money by various schemes:
    (a) have lots of phantom solders on the payroll for which you receive money to be disbursed as salaries which you then keep yourself.
    (b) Siphon off part of the salaries of subordinates, every superior officer would do this with all his subordinates until little was left for the common soldier.

    We in the West welcome this human scum with open arms as “elites” adhering to our values — which indeed they do!

    • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 5:12 pm #

      The Taliban will come right in with them, just gang members came in the Dreamers.

  62. BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 4:10 pm #

    Is Heels Up ready to assume command?

    • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 4:16 pm #

      She’s giving the “run down, rub down” as we type….

    • rube-i-con August 20, 2021 at 4:30 pm #

      a woman ~general~ is putting on makeup and will soon strut in front of the camera and sound serious to moronic liberals

      • BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 4:44 pm #

        Mustafa is shaking in his Sandals; Xi, Putin and the new guy in Iran are getting some good belly laughs.

  63. Amman August 20, 2021 at 4:15 pm #

    Oh Mary Q, where are you? – Old Tune

    • cowbell81 August 20, 2021 at 4:18 pm #

      She’s going to have a whole lot of reading to catch up on! Maybe she is helping with the evac process of American nationals from the Afghanistan region?

      • Amman August 20, 2021 at 4:24 pm #

        Well, she was civic-minded…

    • MaryQueen August 21, 2021 at 3:42 pm #

      Here I am!

      I had a friend come through town yesterday, and stay over. What fun!

      I like anything that takes me away from the screen.

      • Amman August 22, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

        Welcome back!

  64. bigbill August 20, 2021 at 4:23 pm #

    “right now they are hostages with which the Taliban can extract major concessions”

    Our brave soldiers went outside the wire to escort 169 Americans to the airport. If Taliban were not telling the truth about letting Americans leave, that would have been the opportunity to attack. They didn’t.

    • Amman August 20, 2021 at 5:25 pm #

      Maybe they want them to leave… -_-

  65. Amman August 20, 2021 at 4:26 pm #

    “Woe to that land that’s governed by a child.” – THE BARD

  66. Roundball Shaman August 20, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

    “The news media may wonder whether Afghanistan is heading back into the twelfth century, but many of us here are wondering whether this country will remain in the twenty-first.”

    ‘This’ country never made it into the 21st Century. Forget what the calendar says. America has been on an obvious down-slope since at least 1963 (Gee, did anything of note happen that year?). The post-war prosperity and the development of an enormous and solid Middle Class was set into a downward spiral and slow-moving death march that is nearing its completion in these days.

    In the early 1960s there was a fork-in-the-road. The optimism and path of the early-jet-age Camelot America prosperity could continue and the Nation could retain its factories and its prestige and place as true World leader as well as its seemingly-solidly-embedded Middle Class… or it could take the other road downward to industrial devastation, national embarrassment, and that death-march toward eventual economic and social ruin for the majority of Americans. We know what road ‘They’ chose to take the nation down. Not for Them of course. Just for real Americans.

    We were on the road the road to a sort-of Heaven. And instead They took us to Hell.

    • Soul Forensics August 20, 2021 at 6:15 pm #

      “In the early 1960s there was a fork-in-the-road.” — RS

      “Mankind is facing a crossroad – one road leads to despair and utter hopelessness and the other to total extinction – I sincerely hope you … choose the right road” — Woody Allen

      Seriously, though, “optimism and path of the early-jet-age Camelot America prosperity” was never gonna last. The early 60s was the sweet spot for sweet crude. This century? What did you think was the impetus and lynchpin for JHK’s works?

    • Islander August 21, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

      roundball,

      I agree completely.
      The death of Kennedy was our “road not taken” moment.

      On so many levels, practical and spiritual, we have never recovered from the day. On some level we as a people—or maybe I am an outlier in this—have an unconscious drive, or fantasy, or dream, of somehow getting back to where we were then. Or perhaps is a type of mourning that continues for people who were teenagers then. It is simply unbelievable, what has become of this country. I still remember how elated and *relieved* I was when the signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was announced on the radio

  67. BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 4:40 pm #

    Taliban has captured some pretty fancy weaponry, courtesy of President Biden, but according to the Wapo a few hours ago Taliban fighters are using whips on people in the streets of Kabul. Yes, whips. I’ll assert right here that at close quarters, a handmade whip is as effective as a $50 million Blackhawk Helicopter. Whips can be persuasive, as any viewer of the old Lash LaRue TV show can attest. Of course they carry also a nice new Colt or FN M4 (as a backup to the whip)

    Brh

    • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 4:41 pm #

      Indy Jones.

    • elysianfield August 20, 2021 at 5:20 pm #

      BRH,
      You DO know that a shoulder fired stinger missile will take out a passenger liner at several thousand feet vertical.

      One shot, one kill.

      We gave stinger missiles to the Taliban to use against the Russian aircraft years ago. The Russians lost air superiority as a function.

      • elysianfield August 20, 2021 at 5:22 pm #

        And, the link;

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIM-92_Stinger

        God is Great!

        • BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 6:43 pm #

          Wow. Quite a weapon. Been around 40 years, probably even better now than in the 80s.

      • benr August 20, 2021 at 6:54 pm #

        We lost 10k of them in libya that is what the Stevens would be rescuers were looking for.

        https://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/nightmare-libya-20000-surface-air-missiles-missing/story?id=14610199

        I stand corrected 20,000.

        A special forces unit was looking for them when the Obama regime lied about riots source being a cartoon and an ambassador was murdered and drug through the streets.
        A global embarrassment to be sure and now we double done 10,000% with what is going on in Afghanistan under Biden or more to the point Obamas third term.

        Obama era problems roar back under bidens liver spotted hand on the tiller.

        • Q. Shtik August 21, 2021 at 12:21 am #

          under bidens liver spotted hand on the tiller. – benr

          ===========

          Hahaha, I can relate.

    • Disaffected August 20, 2021 at 11:03 pm #

      You’re quoting WaPo? REALLY? Perhaps you should go somewhere else.

  68. O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 4:42 pm #

    The Glom
    20210820

    Good day you toxic-dump scumbag,

    How’re your glommy kidneys labouring? Testes or ovaries (regardless of your pronoun choice)? Heart? Liver? Brain? Cappilaries?

    Yuck! Poisoned for life! Right? King of Ewwww!

    It sucks to be you. That is for sure.

    May God have mercy on your corrupt, scumbag soul because I think this is Poetic Justice to perfection as you now Rightly die in front of me. TruStory

    Die by your own choice. Die by your own hubris. Perfect!

    FYI – Paul Craig Roberts continues his fine work below.

    ——–

    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/08/20/why-are-we-being-deceived-about-covid/

    Why Are We Being Deceived About Covid?
    Paul Craig Roberts
    August 20, 2021

    Why have US corporations involved themselves in public health policy? Why have they taken a position that is totally contradicted by all facts and all known evidence?

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2021-08-18/covid-propaganda-roundup-corporate-state-declares-all-out-war-unvaccinated

    It is not only democratic governments that have turned totalitarian but also private corporations who are asserting authority to override the Nuremberg Laws and mandate that employees be vaccinated with the Covid Vaccine. A vaccination is a medical procedure and requires informed consent.

    It is very strange to find corporations recruited to serve a coerced marketing campaign. We hear about the “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” But there is no such pandemic. All evidence shows that the majority of new cases are among the double inoculated.

    Public officials and the presstitutes are implying that it is those who refuse the vaccine who are responsible for the new outbreak when to the contrary it is the vaccinated people who are the cause of the variants and new illnesses. As Dr. [Robert] Malone, the inventor of the mRNA technology used to create the vaccine, has patiently explained, the vaccine trains the virus to produce variants that escape vaccines.

    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/08/16/all-of-the-evidence-is-in-the-covid-vaccine-is-a-failure/

    Considering the enormous number of deaths and injuries associated with the vaccine, we are faced with the conclusion that the vaccine gives those vaccinated Covid illnesses. Some have severe symptoms, some die, others don’t know they have it. It is the same as with the virus itself.

    https://covidcalltohumanity.org/2021/06/07/nicanor-perlas-scientists-sound-alarm-vaccines-will-kill-millions/

    The medical establishment has avoided autopsies of vaccine-related deaths. The narrative doesn’t want to acknowledge them. People ruined by the vaccine can get no help from the medical establishment. Finally an autopsy was done, and the first autopsy of a vaccine-caused death supports these conclusions:

    “This post-mortem study only confirms our worst fears that the Covid-injections cause more harm than good, and may actually even speed up the spread of the virus.

    “According to the report, researchers found that the patient’s entire body had become overrun with high viral RNA loads, also known as vaccine-induced spike proteins. This has been reported by many investigators and even further research on what really is in the vaccine. [Read Covid vaccines not as effective as you think to learn more].

    “This indicates two things.

    “1. The mRNA from the vaccine is not localized to the injection site where it’s supposed to be but spread on other organs. [Read New evidence explains how mRNA vaccines cause organ damage to see the evidence.]

    “2. We know the decedent was exposed to Covid-19. The virus was in every organ in his body. Based on what we know about coronavirus vaccines in the past, this could be seen as a signal of antibody-dependent enhancement [Read What is pathogenic priming? And Briefing document on Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shows evidence of pathogenic priming among older adults]

    “This means that the vaccine cannot stop the virus from spreading [in Pfizer’s briefing document to the Food and Drug Administration, they already intimated about this, see FDA knew there would be many COVID cases among the fully vaccinated and Leaked Pfizer contracts show they knew of adverse effects and lack of long-term efficacy of vaccines.]

    “We have been programmed to believe that we can only go back to normal through the vaccines. Our governments didn’t tell us that these vaccines are ineffective and do not offer protection. [In the article COVID vaccines not as effective as you think, we learn that the real reduction rate for these vaccines, what scientists call absolute risk reduction or the difference in protection rates between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated, is lower than 1% for some vaccines.] Expect massive propaganda of lies and panic especially with the advent of variants.”

    https://covidcalltohumanity.org/2021/08/18/ground-breaking-autopsy-report-shows-the-vaccinated-had-toxic-spike-proteins-all-over-the-body/

    No evidence exists that supports the claim of CDC director Rochelle Walensky that the delta variant is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
    No evidence exists that the vaccine protects against Covid. Indeed, the vaccine seems to spread the virus.

    We have learned that there is no such thing as “fully vaccinated.” The new program is endless booster shots every few months, the result of which will be an explosion in adverse effects from the vaccine.

    The Covid policy is so counterfactual and so contradicted by all evidence that conspiracy theorists who see a darker agenda at work are gaining credibility. When a vaccine has proven itself not to protect but to cause unprecedented deaths and illnesses, how can any intelligent person arrive at the conclusion that more vaccine is the solution?

    How is it possible that the president of the United States is so poorly advised that he said on Wednesday August 18:

    “Earlier today, our medical experts announced a plan for booster shots for every fully vaccinated adult American. This will boost your immune response, it will increase your protection from Covid-19. It’s the best way to protect ourselves from new variants that could arise.” The American president’s statement is total ignorance and blatant nonsense.

    Why the desperate rush to force the unvaccinated to accept the vaccine? Fear was the instrument for the original vaccine push. Shame and guilt are the instruments for the second push. Is the game plan to get the world vaccinated before the deaths and illnesses from the vaccine can no longer be ignored?

    It should disturb everyone and raise very serious questions why the leading experts and doctors are censored by the media and their warnings ignored by politicians and public health officials. When leading scientists and medical experts are ignored by authorities, how can we trust what politicians and bureaucrats tell us about Covid and the vaccine?

    The Covid Narrative is a controlled one. Scientists are censored and public debate by scientists and doctors is prevented.

    Why? Is there a secret agenda to which health and lives are being sacrificed?

    ——–

    Mother, will she tear your little boy apart?
    Mother, will she break my heart?

    Pink Floyd

    ——-

    Do you Believe in God? If so, how could you choose what you chose vis-a-vis FC16-850? Did you Believe me below God? Did you Believe yourself above God? Are you a complete dumb-ass who traded his/her soul for a Porsche?

    If you do not Believe in God, you will. You will have absolutely no doubt that God and Satan most definitely do indeed exist. TruStory

    ——–

    “Ooooooops!”

    Right?

    ——–

    The Covid Narrative is a controlled one. Scientists are censored and public debate by scientists and doctors is prevented.

    Why? Is there a secret agenda to which health and lives are being sacrificed?

    Freedom is over, folks. TruStory

    ——–

    Glom, glom, glom
    You been glom so long
    You been gloom, gloom, gloom
    Sore lung

    Glom, glom, glom
    You been glom so long
    You been gloom, gloom, gloom
    Sore lung

    ——-

    The Powers That Be gave us the summer. Like 2001.

    “You don’t roll-out a new product in August.”
    Karl Rove

    ——–

    May God give me Strength to be magnanimous and stoic as youse scumbags die your painful deaths one by one over these next 24-36 months.

    ———

    May God grant you Strength, Courage & Wisdom for you to turn from The Darkness and beg God for forgiveness with The Truth.

    All will be revealed. TruStory

    [O.G. Hawkins]

    P.S.
    The Truth is unstoppable. We all know that.

    There will be Justice. We all know that too.

    P.P.S.
    We will each get exactly what we deserve. D’uh!

    P.P.P.S.
    You have 80,000,000,000,000 Satan Spunks killing you 24×7 and now they want to up you to 120,000,000,000,000 Beezelbub Baby-makers. Will you submit to your booster shot or do you now know that you are a poisoned dumb-ass being driven insane by the unstoppable physical damage going on inside of you? You know? Micro-tearing. Micro-clotting. Organ toxic-glom deposits. Heart muscle cell destruction. Blood/Brain Barrier threshold pushes. Those sorts of things.

    I got to hand it to you. I couldn’t sleep a solitary wink knowing that was going on inside me 24×7 and that I did it to myself to serve cosmic Justice. I hold myself to higher standards, you see. You probably sleep like a baby on account of you are a dumb-ass.

    Either way, you will be most likely be dead soon.

    Then Judgement Day.

    The Truth is unstoppable. There will be Justice. D’uh!

    Sent from my iPad

    • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 5:19 pm #

      Satan Spunks! The Devil’s seed.

      Barnhardt: The jab is baptism into Satanism.

      • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 7:48 pm #

        The jab devotees often refer to their “sacrifice” as they accept Lucifer’s load.

        May God protect the Righteous through the difficult times dead ahead.

        • WilbursHuman August 22, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

          My “Fundie” mother believes, all that took the “mark/Jab”

          Will be alright, as long as they ask god for protection…………

          Yep, Ok…………..

          “Religion Is For People , Scared of going to hell………….

          Spirituality, Is for People………

          Who have Already been There”.

          I’d sooner follow the path of the Lakota…….

          “Mitakuye Oyasin”, is the key here…………

          Wakan Tanka……. “Divine Creator”, One who……….

          Never had a “Favorite People” Or………

          Demanded Sacrifices Of His Own Creation………..

          Religion only equals one thing…………….

          Absolute Control.

    • Redneck Liberal August 23, 2021 at 4:27 am #

      Duane, you really need to start your meds again, or quit the daily acid dose.

  69. tom clark August 20, 2021 at 4:44 pm #

    Lots o’ elder abuse on this blog….sad. Trump, Biden, Pelosi etc. We desperately need younger leadership in this country. They couldn’t possibly err like their elders have…or could they?

    • Disaffected August 20, 2021 at 10:59 pm #

      Couldn’t do any worse!

  70. lbs August 20, 2021 at 4:44 pm #

    “Joe Biden” in quotes. Ouch. A real person or some ghostly trace of a person who once existed?

    • PeteAtomic August 20, 2021 at 5:15 pm #

      Kamala Harris is there for ya, Tom

      Surely, she will sort out all this trouble, right?

      I think the city of Minneapolis oughta import another 100,00 Afghans or so. That oughta fix it right up!

      hmmm I wonder how the Afghans and Somalis feel about each other.

      Better yet, import another 100,000 Ethiopians into Minneapolis there. Because we all know how well Ethiopia and Somalia get along.

      • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 10:16 pm #

        No, the Somalis are harder than the Eithiopes. But the Afghans will be able to handle the Somalis.

        At least the offspring between Minnesota blondes and Afghans will be roughly Caucasian, unlike with the Somalis.

        • malthuss August 21, 2021 at 1:38 pm #

          you and yr genetic studies.

          I was searching ‘chobani’..local Idaho site, leftists bloviating.
          someone gets at them with>

          All of this was noise deflecting from the fact a little girl was raped and this fact was minimized due to it not fitting with certain individuals and groups politically correct sensitivities.

        • PeteAtomic August 21, 2021 at 4:47 pm #

          the Somalis don’t breed with others

          the Afghans have a fascinating ethnic mix of Iranic, Mongol, and Dardic people

        • PeteAtomic August 21, 2021 at 4:48 pm #

          btw, somalis and ethiopians together is sarcasm, cuz those countries hate each other and have been warring for a long time.

    • PeteAtomic August 20, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

      woops to Mr. Clark there
      sorry Lbs

  71. BackRowHeckler August 20, 2021 at 4:54 pm #

    Got a hurricane moving up the coast, should hit us dead on Sunday morning.

    • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 7:49 pm #

      Batten down the hatches, Heckler. God bless.

    • MaryQueen August 21, 2021 at 3:48 pm #

      Stay safe and best of luck.

    • Redneck Liberal August 23, 2021 at 4:24 am #

      Fear not, BRH. It ain’t climate change, huh.

  72. elysianfield August 20, 2021 at 4:55 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    It has just been reported by Newsmax (a site you can trust) that the DC Cop who shot and killed Ashley Babbit has been…exonerated. The shooting was justified.

    https://www.newsmax.com/us/babbitt/2021/08/20/id/1033212/

    How progressive of the DC police. Why, back in the bad old days (1968) in Oakland California, the police department, reviled long and hard by the liberal media, had it’s own ideas upon which a shooting of a citizen might be considered “exonerated”. If my memory serves me correctly, the regulation K-5 of the Operations manual, demanded that a shooting could only be justified if necessary …

    To defend your life or the life of another person.

    Full stop, End of story.

    In Oakland, there would be a shooting board to determine the need for the shooting. If an officer was remiss, they would hang you out to dry…terminated and then possibly charged criminally for manslaughter, or worse.

    …exonerated….

    • Night Owl August 20, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

      Video of the trial:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIRDCR8xSO0

      • MaryQueen August 21, 2021 at 3:51 pm #

        Wow, it really IS a documentary.

      • MaryQueen August 21, 2021 at 3:52 pm #

        As well as predictive programming…

        • Night Owl August 23, 2021 at 2:21 am #

          It is pretty interesting to see how close we are getting. The part where our protagonist visits the hospital is very much what I would expect to see in the New Normal in about 20 years.

          Many of our healthcare clients at work are pushing hard to roll out e-diagnosis and treatment in place of a face-to-face appointment.

          • Cruizin Suzin August 23, 2021 at 6:20 am #

            Yes, it’s a GREAT movie and highly underrated, but I don’t think it has any actual connection with reality – now or in the dystopian future. Why would you make such a strange prediction?

    • leonm August 20, 2021 at 6:21 pm #

      ‘A site you can trust.’ My god, I’ve been reading Kunstler since grad school and it’s shocking what he allows to be posted here.

      • benr August 20, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

        Yes just look at the crap you spewed as raindogs and seawolf.
        Pure anal splatterings if ever there were any.

      • elysianfield August 20, 2021 at 9:01 pm #

        Ieonm,
        Can you say “sardonic”? Can you spell it?

        • Disaffected August 20, 2021 at 10:44 pm #

          The “grad school” he’s referring to was 6th grade special ed. That jump to middle school was a big one, but riding the short bus everyday helped cushion the blow!

      • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 7:08 am #

        Leon, it sure looks like you’re allergic to free speech. Here’s a good antidote: research and refute. It’s totally within the rules here! Happy hunting!

  73. bigbill August 20, 2021 at 5:11 pm #

    The rest of the world is stepping up to the plate and will receive Afghan refugees that the US military evacuates.

    The countries collaborating with the US include Albania, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Mexico, Romania, Qatar, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan and Ukraine.

    That means flights out of Kabul will increase from 12 a day to 30+ a day. The Taliban have imposed a deadline the USA has to meet. To the victors go the spoils. Taliban is setting and enforcing the rules.

    • PeteAtomic August 20, 2021 at 5:18 pm #

      Yep

      With 15,000 US citizens still hangin’ out incountry there. Who gives a fuck about them.

      Certainly not the US government.

      But hey. Why are you lounging around in a place like Afghanistan? Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

      • Redneck Liberal August 23, 2021 at 4:21 am #

        This accusation is being proven wrong daily.

    • Night Owl August 20, 2021 at 5:21 pm #

      They aren’t really victors. They were allowed to roll in and take over.

      More MIC stagecraft.

      • bigbill August 20, 2021 at 5:59 pm #

        The Taliban, led by Abdul Ghani Baradar, is the undisputed victor of the 20-year war.

        Donald Trump got the Pakistanis to release Baradar so he could lead negotiations in Qatar, based on Trump’s mistaken belief that Baradar would settle for a power-sharing arrangement. Trump was wrong about that.

        Baradar signed the Doha agreement with the US in February 2020. Trump bragged about it, saying it was a breakthrough towards peace. But Trump got played by our enemies. It wasn’t “MIC stagecraft” … it was Trump getting outsmarted and helping the Taliban to a total Taliban victory.

        Trump gave the enemy a fixed date. Baradar and the Taliban then just played for time, waiting for the Americans to leave and preparing a final offensive. The Taliban now has the spoils: humvees, weapons, helicopters, etc.

        It is clear now that Baradar’s life (not MIC stagecraft) taught him patience and confidence in ultimate victory.

        • bigbill August 20, 2021 at 6:37 pm #

          Unless by “MIC stagecraft” you mean Trump as Commander in Chief springing the leader of the Taliban from a Pakistani jail. What a stupid kind of stagecraft, Trump giving the enemy a date to wait out. Then Biden stupidly honored the agreement Trump made. What a clusterfuck!

          • O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 8:14 pm #

            It would appear to be a clusterfuck. It is not. This went exactly as planned. Everything is going exactly as planned.

          • Night Owl August 21, 2021 at 3:42 am #

            You are too stupid to understand, Ghoul.

        • benr August 20, 2021 at 6:46 pm #

          History proves Muslims lie and it is ok for them to lie to un-believers.

          They often sue for peace when losing and then regroup and start hostilities again.

          https://www.meforum.org/2066/war-and-peace-and-deceit-in-islam

          • bigbill August 20, 2021 at 6:55 pm #

            “History proves Muslims lie …”

            Ha ha ha! LOL!

            History proves in war the first casualty is truth. Got nothing to do with being Muslim. In war lying is equal opportunity.

          • Amman August 22, 2021 at 10:14 am #

            Turning aside from history, Lying is an English and Christian word… what does that tell us if anything?

      • dr gonzo August 22, 2021 at 11:21 am #

        agree, but whut’s it mean?

        • dr gonzo August 22, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

          There must be beaucoup veterans from that theatre who are being told in explicit terms “your sacrifices are meaningless to us”. They are literally being smacked in the face with it.

          Are the ghouls attempting to stoke an armed uprising?

  74. leonm August 20, 2021 at 5:45 pm #

    Another Friday rolls around and Jim spews more bullshit out of his mouth….sure Jim, I’m sure that audit will be ‘shocking.’ You’re like Eddie Haskell, the smart ass that farts in a room and then quickly leaves with others trying to figure out who the culprit is. As usual, you’re too cowardly to post this but will instead post the rantings of lunatics.

    • benr August 20, 2021 at 6:48 pm #

      Oh look raindogs aka sealdolt is back.

      What an angry lil turd.

    • Disaffected August 20, 2021 at 10:41 pm #

      Drive by stupidity. Why? Drunk or nothing better to do?

    • MaryQueen August 21, 2021 at 3:54 pm #

      You sound nice.

  75. zappalives August 20, 2021 at 6:18 pm #

    They hate us because of our cool masks and six foot rule.

  76. tucsonspur August 20, 2021 at 7:42 pm #

    ‘Can you really imagine Kamala Harris in the Oval Office’?

    I get your meaning Jim, but yes, I actually can with her being backed by the Obama clan. Last night, Tucker mentioned how despicable this spiteful choice was. A Barack black will soon be the figurehead leading this once great nation. Take that, Trump!

    The exit from Afghanistan is messier than it should have been, but there’s a lot more blame to be spread around our leadership over the past two decades. I don’t think the Taliban will overstep at this point, they’ve gotten us out and now have the benefit of American weapons to support their cause, this being perhaps the biggest failure of our exit.

    Then there’s this:

    ‘Where have all the Afghans gone
    Short time passing
    Where have all the Afghans gone
    Short time ago
    Where have all the Afghans gone
    The girls will ‘meet’ them everyone
    Oh, when will we ever learn?
    Oh, when will we ever learn?

    Coming soon to a neighborhood near you?

    How about those Obama generals? I’d like to make them eat all that fruit salad hanging from their chests!

    • Disaffected August 20, 2021 at 10:40 pm #

      Oh come on now. Generals are Generals, no matter the administration in charge. They’re born cock-suckers to a man (and woman, and tranny, and whatever). That’s how they got to be Generals in the first place. I’m pretty sure if you look up their OPR’s it’s right their in the job description.

  77. Proton August 20, 2021 at 7:57 pm #

    Somebody, sooner or later, from deep within the bowels of the Deep State will leak information obtained by one of America’s profusion of spies showing unequivocally that Trump, being in the service of both Russia AND China, subverted an orderly plan of withdrawal. This dog’s breakfast in Afghanistan, all Trump’s fault. All of it.

    And so Deep State officials will put on their power-suits and mouth their officialese power-words into microphones, the bobble-head MSM will bobble. And the Sunday MSM talk-shows will fulminate and Judy Woodruff will be out of her skin. And Nancy and Chuck will demand immediate action be taken by the DOJ.

    And that comedian, whatever his name is, will tell us that the former president is Putin’s cock-holster. And Xi’s too.

    Talking about that old reprobate, Xi that is, he’s publicly saying that China’s wealthy need to curb their enthusiasm, that prosperity needs to be widely shared. Given the Chinese crack-down on tutoring companies, given the recent slap-down of Jack Ma, given that Chinese think-tanks are thinking that China urgently needs to increase ordinary people’s income levels, maybe there’s some serious intent there and maybe some serious action will follow. Maybe. Who knows.

    And notice there’s no name-calling like “deplorable”, notice that there’s no accusations of racism, sexism, xenophobia etc. against folk lower down on the income scale. Just that they need more income.

    Just for kicks, let’s imagine a Saigon moment like we saw in 1975, like we’re seeing unfold now in Kabul, but instead of it happening in some far-off Asian capitol, it happens in Washington. Is it plausible? Can you imagine it?

    • Rodster August 20, 2021 at 8:06 pm #

      What the Deep State needs to worry about are The Plebs connecting the Dots! They were told Saddam Hussein had WMD and we overthrew or tried to overthrow: Iraq, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan. They lied about Russiagate.

      So far so good for the Deep State until we got to the Covid 19 Scamdemic because NOW the Deep State was doing it to it’s own people and coercing and forcing them to take an experimental drug that has been proven to be unsafe and since the Deep State controls what Main Stream and Social Media say, they are at risk that The Plebs will realize they were suckered and lied to.

      That usually leads to civil unrest and violence. Which is why the Deep State is willingly bribing The Plebs with free money and free rent.

      • Proton August 20, 2021 at 8:39 pm #

        Pretty hard to not connect the dots when they’re really big.

        It’s reflexive really, the urge to look back and wonder, could any of this have been foretold? What was the first sign?

        Some would say 1953, when the US and the UK scratched out a tie in Korea against China’s peasant army. Some would say the Bay of Pigs when the mighty, nuclear powered USA couldn’t uproot Fidel and his small band of Latin lovers just 90 miles offshore.

        I guess the real question is the point of no return, when the USA stopped swirling around the accretion disk of failed arrangements and crossed the event horizon.

        Maybe, as a start, consider that string of events you mentioned, all of them good candidates.

      • Disaffected August 20, 2021 at 10:36 pm #

        Rodster,

        You put WAY too much faith in the plebes. As a group, we’re just not that smart. That’s how we got into this mess in the first place.

    • tucsonspur August 20, 2021 at 8:40 pm #

      ‘….but instead of it happening in some far-off Asian capitol, it happens in Washington. Is it plausible? Can you imagine it?

      No, it’s not plausible but one can certainly imagine it.

    • Anthea August 21, 2021 at 5:49 am #

      It’s kind of hard to see “serioius intent” to increase the prosperity of ordinary Chinese in the “crack down” on tutoring companies. These tutoring companies paid Americans to teach English to children in China over Skype. China has made this illegal. Wealthier Chinese will no longer be able to use (and pay for) this tutoring in English.

      You make it sound like tutoring children in English is a nefarious enterprise–and that you expect that less wealthy Chinese will somehow benefit economically from putting a stop to it.

      • Proton August 21, 2021 at 9:50 pm #

        The problem is the expense of this tutoring and the effect on household expense and also its effect on the birth-rate. China’s educational system isn’t like the US, it is cut-throat with parents clawing for any advantage for their kids.

  78. Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 8:24 pm #

    https://dailystormer.su/pretend-academics-demand-preschoolers-be-taught-about-racism-every-single-day/

    Racism, or the preference for one’s own race, is said to be present even in infants. So instead of respecting nature, they would destroy the young person in order to save their ideology.

    • malthuss August 21, 2021 at 1:55 pm #

      I cant bear to read the link…..in a few 100 words?
      selling baby parts?

      leftover ivf babies? frozen embryos?

  79. O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 8:47 pm #

    Independent.co.uk: “The Taliban plans to ban drugs in Afghanistan. That could change the world for the worse”
    August 20, 2021 by IWB

    After the spectacular scenes of the fall of Kabul on the weekend, the Taliban’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid held a press conference where — along with complaining about being kicked off Facebook (the Taliban cancelled for their problematic beliefs? Somebody call Toby Young!) — he declared that Afghanistan was going to be drug-free.

    “There will be no drug production, no drug smuggling. We saw today that our young people were on drugs near the walls; this was making me very, very sad that our youth are addicted,” he said. “Afghanistan will not be a country of cultivation of opium anymore…. We will bring opium cultivation to zero again.”

    Zabihullah’s referring to the Taliban’s opium ban in the early 2000s, seemingly one of the few successful wars on drugs. During that time, the total area used to cultivate opium poppy (the flower from which the narcotic is extracted) fell from 82,000 hectares to only 8,000 (mostly under the control of dissident warlords). The opium gum from those flowers was then refined and processed first into morphine, then into heroin.

    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/independent-co-uk-the-taliban-plans-to-ban-drugs-in-afghanistan-that-could-change-the-world-for-the-worse/

    ——–

    It is pretty obvious how this whole Heroin thing worked for 20 years.

    Taliban ceased Heroin in 2000
    Taliban summoned to Crawford, Texas Aug. 2001
    That Tuesday Sept. 2001
    Afghan invasion late 2001
    Heroin galore 2002-2021
    Global Depop starts 2020
    Afghan abandoned Aug 2021
    Poisoned dropping like flies Fall 2021

  80. O.G. Hawkins August 20, 2021 at 9:06 pm #

    Canada’s Big 5 banks will mandate COVID-19 vaccines for staff

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/big-banks-vaccines-1.6147410

    The memo does not say what the punishment will be for non-compliance, but makes it clear that anyone who is unvaccinated will have a number of hoops they must go through.

    “Starting November 1, 2021, there will be additional protocols for colleagues who are still not fully vaccinated, or have not disclosed their vaccination status, including the completion of a learning module about the benefits of vaccination, mandatory COVID-19 rapid testing, and the wearing of a face covering at all times,” the memo reads.

    ——-

    Canada’s “competitive” 5 Big Banks move in lockstep once again.

    Big shock.

    [I was with BMO at Head Office in Toronto, 1992-2014.]

    • Disaffected August 20, 2021 at 10:34 pm #

      It’s coming for all of us.

    • Amman August 22, 2021 at 10:17 am #

      Canada and Australia are playing their people.

  81. MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 20, 2021 at 9:14 pm #

    Not to be that guy, but a lot of the Taliban takeover photos appear heavily contemplated and framed…especially the ones that show bloodied bodies in the street. But they are approved by them, as they always have their guns prominently displayed, faces expressing joyful insolence.

    It’s possible that the sun provides such rich lighting in Afghanistan. But it also looks fake.

    The other option is that we’ve reached a stage of technology immersion that everything can and will look fake from now on. Videos, as well.

    We are in strange times. And I have no doubt there is terrible shit happening there right now. But the media is approving all of this.

    • Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 10:18 pm #

      If so, one of the trapped thousands needs to get some footage of them arranging a scene.

    • Disaffected August 20, 2021 at 10:33 pm #

      If you’re talking about anything that appears in the MSM (or most of the rest of the internet these days either, for that matter), why would that come as any surprise? I pretty much assume everything I see and read is suspect to some degree or another now. That’s just how the world works these days. Caveat emptor, as the business stooges are known to say.

    • KesaAnna August 20, 2021 at 10:55 pm #

      In one particular phase of World War II , one – forth of all Russian tanks were American made. And fully nine – tenths of of the Russian truck motor pool was American made.

      This is according to American Lend – Lease figures.

      — Also occasional Russian admissions.

      — And also German tallies of equipment they captured.

      Funny thing , though ;

      Over the course of a lifetime I have seen I guess thousands of photographs of The Eastern Front in World War II.

      But it is always Russian tanks , and Russian trucks.

      I have seen — Maybe — a grand total of five or ten photos of American equipment in use on the Eastern Front.

      So maybe those Nazi bastards were just lieing .

      But the Americans and the Russians were telling the same lie too ???

      That’s one reason among many why I don’t watch the news anymore.

      Getting my news second – hand from CFN is , I figure , quite sufficient.

      The News itself is NOT a first source.

      90% of what you see on the News may not be shear lies per – se.

      But what you are seeing typically is hardly the strait dope either.

      • Disaffected August 20, 2021 at 11:32 pm #

        90% of what you see on the News may not be shear lies per – se.

        And therein lies the beauty. Truth mixed with lies in random percentages is always the devil’s best recipe.

        “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.”

  82. Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 11:01 pm #

    Quotes by De Tocqueville

    As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?

    The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.

    A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it. – Alexis de Tocqueville

    Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. – Alexis de Tocqueville

    Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

    When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness. – Alexis de Tocqueville

    There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. – Alexis de Tocqueville

    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. – Alexis de Tocqueville

    The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults. – Alexis de Tocqueville

    Yoho: Another one from memory: America is great because America is good. When it ceases to be good, it will cease to be great.

    Now combine that with his: Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. We have seen the falling away from religion on the part of Americans. Thus as we have been lositng faith, we’ve been losing morality, and thus liberty.

    He seemed to know where we were going, noting even then our obsession with money. But apparently, it was checked by our religion and morality to some extent. No longer.

    • Disaffected August 20, 2021 at 11:21 pm #

      America is great because America is good. When it ceases to be good, it will cease to be great.

      That one sounds good on the face of it, but it also sounds suspect both as a quote and as any sort of wisdom.

      Then as now, it’s pretty damn hard to establish a quorum on exactly what “good” is in the first place, never mind establish the fact that America was ever uniquely (or otherwise) good – never mind great – among nations.

      Now hubris and chutzah? That’s a trait that Americans – especially of the east coast DC-NYC variety – can definitely embody and embrace! I doubt there’s more than a handful of people in the world who would take issue with that statement.

      • Yohannon August 21, 2021 at 1:23 am #

        Nonsense. The good is always the good, be it among Elves, Dwarves, or Men, now, a thousand years ago, or a thousand years from now.

        One Man put it thus: Love the Lord your God will all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. And love your neighbor as yourself.

        Too high? Indeed. We need “transformers” to lower this to a practical level – but without obscuring it utterly or lying about it. Obviously people favor their own race and nation. People who don’t are more likely to be crazed sickos not to be trusted with anything than saints or sages.

        As for those who want to become the latter? Well the genuine Traditions have rituals where they die to this world. They certainly don’t get into politics with such a mentality. There are very rare types who can attain unto Wisdom and not lose their bearings in this world. Warrior sages. Philosopher kings. St Bernard. Ali. Krishna. The are too few to even bother talking about for the most part. But they can inspire certain people into being better leaders.

        • Soul Forensics August 21, 2021 at 2:48 am #

          “Warrior sages. Philosopher kings. St Bernard. Ali. Krishna. The are too few to even bother talking about for the most part. But they can inspire certain people into being better leaders.” –Yoh

          They are the focal point of all spiritual traditions, and are the only thing, ultimately, worth talking about.

          They not only inspire practical leadership, they literally inspire the next sages and adepts. Without the originals, future masters are stillborn, and the lineage is watered down and dies.

        • Disaffected August 21, 2021 at 7:00 am #

          I forgot. You’re still a died-in-the-wool idealist. That’s good though. We need a few of you around so everyone else can keep their bearings.

          Societies as a whole? “Good” is a dangerous concept, as it all to soon leads to notions of “Exceptionalism.” See American.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 21, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

            But it also instills pride and the will of the people to work to maintain what they see as exceptional about themselves, even if it’s often ficticious.

            Focusing on what sucks about us is what has gotten us to where we’re at now in America.

          • Disaffected August 21, 2021 at 2:02 pm #

            Exceptionalism is not the same as national pride. Pride doesn’t compare, it just says we’re “good” however we define it in our own right. No need to compare us to anyone else. Exceptionalism asserts that not only are we “good,” but we’re “better,” or possibly even **the best**. That veers off into pathology land really quickly, especially when manipulated by opportunistic “leaders,” who capitalize on such notions. And quite obviously, we’re not even CLOSE to being **the best** at anything anymore.

          • Blackbird August 21, 2021 at 10:45 pm #

            I think that in the past, Americans were guided by a sense of, and were therefore proud of, what this country should and would be. They had a shallow history in which to grow their pride, and they were painfully aware of that fact. They may have been optimistic, maybe even naive, but we could not say that they were basing their pride on a fiction.

            We Americans of the present don’t look toward the future of our country as a source of inspiration anymore, we haven’t for a long time, instead we indulge in sugary fables of past glory.

        • Anthea August 21, 2021 at 11:26 am #

          Yes, aside from the practical morality I mentioned below, which Ashamed calls “natural morality,” there is “aspirational morality.”

          If you think about it, this “natural morality” conforms pretty closely to Old Testament morality–the “thou shalt nots” that make possible mere survival and at least minimal prosperity. These are what Nock would have called “negative interventions.” It would be quite an exaggeration to call these strictures “the Good,” as they don’t proceed that far.

          The visionary has seen “the Good,” or at least gotten a glimpse of it. (We probably cannot withstand more than a glimpse.) It’s hard to say how this might come about in a particular individual. Maybe it was an NDE or, more dimly, in an exstatic moment in prayer or meditation, or a simple response to beauty, or in response to “the saints and sages” of old and in the present.

          To pretend that there is no such thing as “Good” is to pretend there is no difference between music and the sound of a grader going down a gravel road, or between a Ming vase and horseshit. (Which, by the way, seems to be the chief theme of much modern art.)

          The task of the visionary who has “seen” is to manifest this same vision in his own person and actions. This is quite a job, as it’s difficult enough just to avoid the patently negative behaviors–no mean accomplishment–as when the rich young man said he had kept the law throughout his life, Jesus “loved him exceedingly.”

          Thus the task of the visionary is to go beyond merelly refraining from destruction and proceed into the realm of “construction,” or manifestation of the Good. This is normally going to be undramatic: take out the trash, say a kind word, help and old lady across the street type of stuff, but, with humility, it can show forth on a larger stage.

          This is (partly) what James DeKorne calls “the work,” though I have no idea what tradition he is drawing from. The other part of “the work” (as best I can make out) is to strengthen the personal connection to The Good. The idea is not so much to renouce the world as it is to take the clay in your hands (such clay as you have at your personal disposal) and make something good out of it.

        • Yohannon August 21, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

          Ant: Well said. Dis (Lawd of Chaos) don’t know the difference between a chamber pot and an urn. Thus he would the latter as the former – and then as a drinking cup as well. Like Einstein, he hates differentiation. Einstein used one soap for bathing and shaving. He was looking for God thru this and his attempt at a Unified Field Theory. An uninitiate, seeking in ignorance.

          Soul: It’s said when Aragorn lay in state, he looked simultaneously like a beautiful youth, a warrior in his prime, and an elderly sage.

          • Disaffected August 21, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

            YoYo: ‘Lawd of Chaos’. I like that and just might adopt it! By the way, I too use liquid hand soap for shaving. Works just as well as the stuff you’ll pay more for but just makes a mess. You’re right, never was much for differentiation or integration either for that matter. Limits, on the other hand, are fairly intuitive though, don’t you think? Haven’t cracked the Unified Field Theory yet, but I’m definitely still working on that one. That’s why I keep all these otherwise worthless PhD’s around up here. Always a pleasure to exchange barbs with you, old boy!

            By the way, that should have been “dyed-in-the-wool” idealist above. I’m surprised you didn’t latch onto that and give me a good old fashioned Q-type tongue lashing. You’re slipping, man!

      • Anthea August 21, 2021 at 6:07 am #

        Regardless of whether there is a consensus as to what “good” is, there is are baseline requirements for the perpetuation and prosperity of human societies. You can debate whether these baselline requirements are God’s laws or laws of nature, but there can be no doubt as to their existence.

        E.g., without a Rule of Law whereby people cannot lie, cheat, steal, and kill with impunity, a human society will not only cease to produce anything at all, it cannot even survive. No one will grow crops or produce goods unless they are secure that they will not be stolen or simply destroyed. No one will engage in trade unless they have an assurance that the goods/money will be delivered and contracts honored (and enforced).

        When we say that a people are “good,” what we’re really saying is that they conform to these iron laws with a minimum of external force. E.g., your ice cream shop doesn’t put melamine in the ice cream, you would never consider stealing your neighbors copper plumbing, and you don’t shortchange little kids who are buying a candy bar from you because you can get away with it.

        • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 7:29 am #

          Morality is only the manifestation of a selectively adaptive behavior. Religion and government are simply evil overlays, usurping our individual rights to judge and mete out reward and/or punishment according to natural “morality”. Does it get any simpler? I don’t think so.

          • Yohannon August 21, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

            So evil is just as good as “good”? Both for individuals, relations between individuals, and society as a whole?

            I’m ashamed of you.

          • Disaffected August 21, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

            Evil and good exist on a continuum. They’re inherently slippery, because they’re interpreted by imperfect men.

            You’re stubborn idealism betrays you at times, YoYo.

          • Disaffected August 21, 2021 at 1:49 pm #

            I should add, but at least you’re tackling the big questions. That’s commendable in itself.

          • ASHAMED August 22, 2021 at 3:16 pm #

            Yo, where did I say anything close to “evil is just as good as “good””? For the life of me, I can’t understand how you arrive at that judgment. Please explain.

            And, by the way, it’s just Toqueville, not de Tocqueville.

          • ASHAMED August 22, 2021 at 3:17 pm #

            Tocqueville!

  83. Yohannon August 20, 2021 at 11:09 pm #

    Tulsi Gabbard: Afghanistan. At her best here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16_YskdLFzQ

    • Disaffected August 20, 2021 at 11:29 pm #

      Too bad she’s basically a youthful apologist who doesn’t yet see the big picture and embraces half-measures. The “elite” she decries here so passionately took care care of her accordingly, just as they always do. She’s hamstrung by her naive belief in “the system.” She’s young, she’ll get over it eventually, by which time she’ll also be inconsequential as far as real change is concerned. That’s just how it works.

      • Night Owl August 21, 2021 at 3:40 am #

        I had hope for her, but she showed her true colors before they stole the election.

        No one that supports the system over reform of the system can ever be trusted. Trump was tossed out by the system because of the threat he presented to it.

        Tulsi presents no real threat.

        • Redneck Liberal August 21, 2021 at 5:55 am #

          Trump was tossed out on his voluminous ass by a significant majority of voters because he’s a fool and had no coherent policies or an alternative vision to offer. He embodies the narcissistic streak so prevalent in assholes like you.

          • Night Owl August 21, 2021 at 7:29 am #

            I encourage you to keep up with these sorts of posts.

            Seeing you banned a fourth time would be hilarious.

          • ASHAMED August 21, 2021 at 7:51 am #

            Projection is a hallmark behavior of those afflicted with narcissistic personality disorder.

            “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”

          • JackStraw August 21, 2021 at 11:25 am #

            You certainly win the prize for the biggest moron to grace these pages. Anyone with an IQ on the north side of 70 knows that the election was a farce, but you believe that the dementia patient who couldn’t get 50 people to show up for a political rally somehow defeated the guy who could get 50 thousand on 30 minutes notice.

            Turn off Maddow and start reading.

          • Redneck Liberal August 22, 2021 at 5:15 am #

            Jackstraw:

            Anyone with an IQ on the north side of 70 knows that the election was a farce,[…]

            I think you got your ‘north’ & ‘south’ mixed up there, Jack, and ‘knows’ should read ‘believes’.

          • WilbursHuman August 22, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

            And ANYBODY………………

            That believes That WE, Actually Have a Choice ……….

            Ain’t Got The Common Sense, The Creator …….

            Gave a PissAnt !!!!!!!!

            You Ain’t NO RedNeck There douch-bag………

            And Ask Me How I Know…???????

            Myself, My people, And My Peoples People……..

            were “Rednecks” ……….

            Well Before you were even thought of……..

            You Need to Have some ole “Redneck” …………

            Give You a “Liberal, Ass Kickin”…

            That would be something, I’d pay Money to see.

          • Redneck Liberal August 22, 2021 at 4:54 pm #

            Wilburshuman:

            The definition I identify with is:

            “REDNECK – white coal miners who belonged to labor unions (in West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, western Pennsylvania, and southern Illinois and Indiana)”

          • tully August 22, 2021 at 6:20 pm #

            Redneck has always meant both hillbillies and coal miners to me. The latter adopted the red bandana worn around the neck as a symbol of worker solidarity between white and black miners striking against the 1%’ers of their day, the mine owners, becoming “rednecks.” Most of them, white and black, would have also been considered hillbillies; residents of the hills and hollars of the Appalachias and the Ozarks.

            Coming up on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain.

            https://inthesetimes.com/article/labor-union-battle-blair-mountain-coal-mines-west-virginia

            Most unions have gone to shit today, but I’ll always be grateful for the gains the movement made in its early years. But I’m the granddaughter of a coal miner.

          • Redneck Liberal August 23, 2021 at 5:23 am #

            Narc Troll – please state your grounds for calling for my 1st Amendment rights to be quashed by JHK? Otherwise, STFU.

          • Night Owl August 23, 2021 at 7:07 am #

            My post did not call for you to be banned.

            I don’t want you banned, nor is it up to me.

            Your words have, however, gotten you banned and openly called out by JHK on several occasions — including under your current handle.

            Perhaps you should think about that when engaging with others.

        • Blackbird August 21, 2021 at 10:29 pm #

          We, the People, could have had the best-looking president ever – if nothing else.

          They, the Democrats, could have easily shattered that glass ceiling – twice, with one shot (woman and “person of color”).

          That the Democrats shot her down and shut her up is to her credit – if nothing else.

          When Tulsi says that we should stop destroying other countries, downsize our military and bring it home, does she realize that doing so will bring our klepto-capitalist economy crashing down?

          I should have learned to surf…

    • tucsonspur August 21, 2021 at 3:07 am #

      Her very beginning is questionable, but her heart is in the right place.

      See here:

      https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CPRT-111SPRT53709/html/CPRT-111SPRT53709.htm

      Iraq: the infamous, insidious invasion, led by inveterate, insalubrious, imperious interlopers addicted to death and the dollar.

      The High Crimes of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld. Which was worse, those or the High Crimes of the Democrats trying to unseat Trump?

      Money and bloody revenge vs. quest for political power?

      • Redneck Liberal August 22, 2021 at 5:19 am #

        Since when were those two mutually exclusive?

    • Chippenhook August 21, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

      Thanks for sharing the Tulsi Gabbard YouTube. My being a political moderate that currently leans right of center, she was my top choice amongst the clown brigade that ran. I knew that she never had a chance given her willingness to buck the system, but she’s young. Maybe someday.

  84. O.G. Hawkins August 21, 2021 at 12:18 am #

    rube: strange indeed that jews are born in israel, muslims in the middle east, and christians in christian countries

    What is strange about that, rube? That makes perfect sense.

    You bring baggage of all sorts of misconceptions and red-herrings to important matters, rube. God knows what He’s doing while you look at the complex Reality and somehow assume that He does not.

    God will judge the living and the dead based on their circumstance. Based on their heart. Jews, Muslims, Christians et al.

    You think that perhaps I’ve been misled Believing in God’s Word. You are lost, rube. God would not allow me to seek Him but be misled. God knows our heart, rube. God will put the Right translation in front of the Right worshipper. Every single time. TruStory

    You never answered my question, though, rube:

    Are you going to scoff all the way to Hell?

    • Yohannon August 21, 2021 at 1:28 am #

      Some Carnies call themselves Rubes all the better to trick the real rubes.

    • Slugoon August 21, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

      I think what Rube is pointing out is that religion is nothing more than cultural. It doesn’t seem very fair that someone misses out on serving one of the gods just because he happened to be born in Karachi, or vice versa.

      Two billion Christians say one thing. Two billion Muslims say another. One way or the other, a lot of people are labouring under a falsehood. Consider that might be you.

      • O.G. Hawkins August 21, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

        And I am saying that God is Great enough to judge each and every soul (whether born in Karachi or Tel Aviv or Moose Jaw) based on their circumstance. God knows the soul, its heart, its intention.

        You and rube assume that I Believe that all Muslims will go to Hell but I never said that and I do not.

        You see? The whole problem is your bad assumptions.

        • O.G. Hawkins August 21, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

          Plus there is more history than that, Slugger.

          rube “reasons”:

          There are several translations of The Bible.
          People, not God, compiled The Bible.
          Therefore, we can’t know the Word of God!

          This is the intellect I’m dealing with here with rube, Slugger. I shit you not.

          • WilbursHuman August 22, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

            Hey OG…………….

            I like that……….”People, not God, compiled The Bible”

            Council Of Nicaea, 335 AD.

            Says all we need to Know………..

            The Nag Hammadi manuscripts, tells us way more, than we need to know, …………..

            about the Tyrant Constantine and his merry band of manipulators…..

            My Favorite Quote From a Navajo Elder……….

            WE, Had The “Creator”………………

            Well Before, You had Your Bible.

        • Yohannon August 21, 2021 at 1:50 pm #

          I thought you would have believed that as well. But your insistence of fundamentals is evidently no such Fundamentalism. Interesting. Impressive. Perhaps I should have known better since you never really objected to my universalism. In my own defense, you present in a unique way, and use high IQ differently than any I’ve ever encountered.

          Now what about Messianic?

          • Blackbird August 21, 2021 at 10:18 pm #

            Yo, universalist? I never… But I guess I should have, given your catholic interpretation of fascism and your reverence for Catholicism despite its crumbling, graffiti-splattered facade and questionable foundation.

            Hey, ya work with what ya got.

        • Slugoon August 21, 2021 at 2:24 pm #

          No, I don’t assume that at all and haven’t accused you of saying anything. My point is that two billion Muslims would tell me that you are wrong and that Allah is the one great enough to judge each and every soul, which makes me wonder, what’s the point of believing anything if the ‘real’ god will adopt me regardless?

          • messianicdruid August 21, 2021 at 3:41 pm #

            It’s not a contest. God opens the eyes of the blind and sends blindness on the proud.

            The point of “believing” is to find out if you have “root in yourself”. If truth is valued by you you do not give it up, and you do not deny it.

            The bloodthirsty think that cutting a man’s hand off for theft is deterrence with NO empathy for the man. Now he is crippled for