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For instance, the January 6 riot at the US Capitol building. The Deep State axis of interests — politicians, permanent bureaucrats, Beltway contractors, K-Street influencers, shady international NGOs, and most of the news media — needed something that would overrule objections to certifying the election. They got what they needed in just the right place for it to happen, the very house of Congress. The objection procedure was neatly sabotaged.

The riot launched Donald Trump back into civilian life under a cloud of odium, labeled an “insurrectionist.” It enabled the Democrats to paint their opponents as “domestic terrorists” and manufacture a narrative that America was under attack by “white supremacists.” Troops occupying the center of Washington since Joe Biden’s inauguration are there to reinforce the story that the government is “under siege.”  The tech companies de-platform anyone who writes about or speaks of “election fraud.” Next, the new regime cooks up legislation to intensify surveillance of US citizens. Worked out perfectly for the Party of Orwell.

Have we gotten a satisfactory accounting of exactly who led the incursion inside the building? I don’t think so, though after three weeks you’d think the FBI could have ID’d many of the characters captured on thousands of videos posted online. Everybody knows the guy in the horned helmet now, one Jacob Chansley (a.k.a Jake Angeli), but he was a very conspicuous street agitator in Phoenix, AZ, well-known to the FBI before January 6, and there’s reason to believe he has been playing more than one side in this game. The DC federal attorney, Michael Sherwin, says they have a list of 400 suspects. Any hints about their actual affiliations? Of course not. By the way, the authorities still haven’t identified the Capitol Police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt dead. Is it a state secret, or what?

Any chance that Antifa or BLM were involved on the scene that day? How is it possible that they would forego the opportunity to mix in with the MAGA crowd and make some trouble happen on Capitol Hill? What could have been easier, or more obvious? All they had to do was put on a red hat. One we know for sure is John Sullivan, the founder of Insurgence USA, a BLM spinoff, but mainly because he also happened to be an attention-whore who went on CNN afterward where Anderson Cooper introduced him to the nation as “a left-wing activist.”  Was he the only left-wing activist on duty at the Capitol that day? Somehow, I doubt it.

The New York Times, mouthpiece of Wokery, is working triple overtime to sell the narrative of white supremacists on the loose. Anyone to the right of Woke is now an enemy of the state. Last time I looked, it was Antifa and BLM tearing up the streets, setting federal courthouses and police stations on fire, looting stores, destroying businesses, and injuring policemen — in the case of Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA, all summer long. Democrats somehow omitted to label them as any kind of threat to the public interest. Vice-president Kamala Harris (then-senator), led a campaign to raise bail money for Antifas and BLMs arrested during last year’s riots. Woke District Attorneys dropped charges against hundreds of them. Governors and mayors sat on their hands. There were no consequences for any of that.

If anything, the political right-wing of the USA has shown miraculous self-restraint through four years of FBI / DOJ / CIA sedition, tech company tyranny, impeachment chicanery, and the rage-fueled calumnies of Pelosi and Company, all aggravated by questionable Covid-19 lockdowns, and climaxing in a fraud-inflected election that has not been subject to any adequate judicial audit.

How much of the current artificial hysteria these first weeks of the “Biden” regime is designed to divert attention from the question of who is actually running Joe Biden? My guess would be Barack Obama via Susan Rice, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and formerly Mr. Obama’s National Security Advisor. I would suppose that Ms. Rice is on the phone with Mr. Obama bright and early every morning, and for more than casual conversation. She is surely plugged into the rest of the Obama network, too, in effect a shadow government, which may explain the seeming flimsiness of the crew assembled around Joe Biden. Seems to work for now. But how many weeks will go by before the whole country realizes that Mr. Biden is not actually functioning as president?


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  1. shotho January 29, 2021 at 10:03 am #

    Right! It is all nicely tied together, isn’t it? And, so far, the system is wildly successful. However, there is such a thing as backlash and the new regime is stepping on some toes. But it may be too late for a backlash. The forces of social control are massive these days and they all seem to be on the side of the power elites.

    • Pete January 29, 2021 at 10:40 am #

      The left has been wildly successful in their machinations. They literally pulled it off. Years of planning and actively gaining control at the township level has paid off for them.

      Those of us who are “right of woke” have been pre-emptively neutralized, by the insurrectionist, racist and terrorist labels applied for that purpose.

      Our “right of woke” congressional delegation has been neutralized by their own normalcy bias, demonstrated by their belief they must work with the actual usurpers, in some way, biding their time before they can vote the communists away.

      But for all the fouls being committed, we have to accept that the left has thrown us overboard. When they call us terrorists, they are not making bluster. We are a threat to their agenda. We want them gone, as much as we want them gone. They do not consider us citizens in their ‘democracy.’ They have seceded from the ‘republic’ and they are in control.

      If we ALL weren’t actually circling the drain, there might be something worth fighting for. For now, adapt in order to survive. The tools employed by the left to effect their coup were doomsday tools. Once unleashed they don’t stop. The democrat regime sowed the seeds of their own undoing in BLM and Antifa expressing their identity grievances. They will ultimately cannibalize themselves and deliver the United States over to the Globalists.

      I would not want to be a cop these days.

      • 4014HAMPHEDGE January 29, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

        The body of 2020 Presidential Election discrepancies and illicit activities, including off-shore electronic manipulations, must be preserved, complete & in several locations.

        One or more of the US Military training academies comes to mind, inasmuch as the selection of United States military Commanders-In-Chief gives 2020 Presidential Election material dealing with extraordinary anomalies standing for preservation in a/the US Forces academies’ library archives.

        General Michael Flynn may be liaison person for arranging these placements, assuring secure chain of custody and formal arrangements to guarantee material preservation and integrity of ALL pertinent materials,” paper & electronic.

        Putting this intact collection into the category of military history in context of US Commanders-In-Chief selection history is an important requirement for assuring integrity of the separate yet symbiotic Civilian/Military ethic in American Constitutional governance.

        Most certainly the respective military services merit an honest selection process for their CIC.

        • cbeard January 29, 2021 at 5:24 pm #

          CIC?

        • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 12:30 pm #

          ? = grow up.

        • Tekapo January 30, 2021 at 11:14 pm #

          “The body of 2020 Presidential Election discrepancies and illicit activities, including off-shore electronic manipulations, must be preserved, complete & in several locations.”

          Who is going to do all this collecting, selecting, protecting, copying and storing? Michael Flynn is retired and has no authority at all in terms of anything military, and I expect the Biden Administration would not appoint him.

          Each state stores the material and results of its elections.

      • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

        Two cops have been ‘suicided’ because they were unfortunate enough to be on the scene at the capitol so-called ‘riot’ (I call it a false flag). And a third was killed on-site, hit with a fire extinguisher. You’re right: It is not a good time to be a cop.

        • Bytes January 29, 2021 at 8:05 pm #

          And, of course, AOC blamed Ted Cruz et al for the cop suicides. The lies and hypocrisy are incredible.

          • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 8:08 pm #

            Wow. Those people are just sheer evil.

        • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 8:07 pm #

          What do you mean by “suicided”, MaryV? Did the Clintons get them?

  2. hmuller January 29, 2021 at 10:07 am #

    I completely agree, Jim. The lies, hypocrisy, distortions, censorship, and oppression deepen every day. Those who rule us should be imprisoned as traitors against the American people and the Constitution..

    • EnterpriseSpaceship January 30, 2021 at 6:13 pm #

      “Next, the new regime cooks up legislation to intensify surveillance of US citizens. Worked out perfectly for the Party of Orwell.

      The problem with both Huxley and Orwell is that humans have already totally submitted to the civilisation since WW I – Huxleinism and Orwellianisim have turned the civilisation playing chess with itself pretending it is a fair game, and demands the commons to applause hard, and shout loud with every move it makes.

      The civlisation cannot overkill an already dead body another one thousand time – it is a waste of Energy – humans have already and totally submitted.

      Humans and their civilisation are worried today this has to come to an end, one day.

  3. Disaffected January 29, 2021 at 10:07 am #

    Excellent! A whole lot of conjecture this morning, to be sure, but all of it entirely plausible, if not downright likely, as well. You’re barking up the right tree here, Mr. K!

    • oroyrodajes January 29, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

      Yes, he is barking up the right tree. An ominous dictatorship is plausible now.

      The Left has gone All Inn, having pushed all of their chips into the pot since November (with the plot long in making). This is all very scary. Perhaps the only consolation would be the general .gov incompetence. But, dictators learn by doing.

      * * *

      The other thing that’s scary for me is observing the rather severe wobbles lately in our financial markets:

      — r/wallstreetbets kicked off an interesting round of attacks on hedge funds (short squeezing GME), which may lead to various problems in the liquidity/financial infrastructure. That would be BAD. Yet, the grossly-leveraged hedge funds are primarily responsible for this…

      — Remember last May, when the price of WTIC was at minus $37.00 per barrel? Eek.

      — Negative interest rates turn everything upside down in the financial world (eg, you WANT to pay your bills faster). NIRP is still ill-understood among the public.

      — Deflation also causes unexpected topsy-turvy-ness, also not well understood.

      Do the wankers in the Xiden Administration care about any of the above? Do they even understand?

      • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 1:56 pm #

        Not yet they don’t. But I find it sorta odd that my coworkers, all liberal blue-no-matter-who’s, who were SOOOOO happy that pedo Joe “won”, don’t seem so satisfied. It’s strange. Not one of them have expressed how glad they are that Biden is in office. Maybe it’s because he attacked TItle IX on Day 1? (I work in higher ed; Title IX is a big deal). I think the buyer’s remorse has been creeping in for awhile….

        • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 5:15 pm #

          It is most interesting. The hate has only intensified.

          • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 6:37 pm #

            Indeed. Today the 2-minutes-hate is for Marjorie Greene, a ‘rebel’ patriot GOP rep who said some eccentric stuff.

            They are frothing at the mouth on Twitter. These people are literally psychologically unhinged.

          • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 11:45 am #

            The Marjorie Greene brouhaha is an orchestrated hit. Ms. Greene is a Ruby-Red MAGA supporter and she has been the focus of liberal outrage since she launched her bid for office.

            Winning her seat in Congress only heightened the “outrage” from the oh-so-easily triggered wokesters.

            The object of the present hate campaign against her is no different than the one waged against Trump for the past 5 years: A Purge.

            Just as Trump has been purged from public office, by hook or by crook, so must Ms. Greene be purged, and all others who are to the right of Vladimir Lenin.

            A secondary purpose is to make EXAMPLES of MAGA leaders and of their supporters. One does not even have to wear a MAGA hat or say anything supportive of the Donald and his movement. Guilt by association is good enough, as in the case of the poor woman featured on Tucker Carlson’s show earlier this week who was fired from her job at a literary media company this week. Her crime? She had the apps Parler and Gab installed on her smartphone. No bill.

            So, to the unemployment line with her!

            If this keeps up, in a couple of years it’ll be to PRISON with her.

            In a decade it may mean DEATH to offend the new woke regime.

            The time to push back against all of this is now. Stop waiting for a “champion” to appear to lead us all to our salvation. That is just cowardice. Cowards end up in gulags and death camps.

        • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

          One hella description of a crock of ?

        • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 8:16 pm #

          Maybe it’s because he attacked TItle IX on Day 1?

          “Attacked”?

          Do you mean reversing the insanity of the softening of these regulations on sexual assault that occurred under Über Amway Salesperson, Betsy De Vos? How is that an “attack”?

          I’d really like to (sincerely) understand where you’re coming from in this one, MaryV. It’s your bailiwick, after all.

      • bluedog January 31, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

        You didn’t want it the government that is, so they simply took it and now everyone complains about something they didn’t want. When Reagan was gutting the labor force no one stood up just like they never stood up when they murdered JFK in Dallas or his brother Robert, King and the rest, and now they cry its someone else’s fault, as the old saying goes you broke it you own it and its up to you to fix it not your neighbor.!!!

    • noel bodie January 29, 2021 at 5:01 pm #

      Barking mad is more like it. How to explain the meeting in Trump’s hotel room on 1/5/21 with three senators and other assorted low life’s?

      • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 8:19 pm #

        noel bodie – I can’t find any reference to said meeting. Do you have more information or a link, please?

  4. Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 10:13 am #

    Surprisingly, Antifa agent John Sullivan also did an interview with Infowars recently. Link is here:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/antifa-insurgence-leader-john-sullivan-speaks-infowars-interview-bidens-victory-fishy-massive-support-trump-speaks-video/

    • dplainview January 29, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

      Q: Anyone know if the FBI has been able to identify any of those on the seized Epstein tapes?

      • cbeard January 29, 2021 at 5:32 pm #

        They will cover it all up. You will never know who is on those tapes. They won’t bite the hand that feeds them.

      • Sean Coleman January 29, 2021 at 6:28 pm #

        I never heard of the tapes. I expect there is nothing on them if it is in line with every other element of the affair. As for the Capitol ‘insurgency’, however, that was definitely left wing agitators.

  5. Jeremy January 29, 2021 at 10:14 am #

    For many, she may sound a little too kooky – but giver her 5-10 mins to get going. She’s predominantly talking sense – especially about all the treatments/supplements we know to be effective in treating Covid.
    Something sure stinks.

    Dr Merrit is the past president of the AAPS “Assosiation of American Physicians and Surgeons.” Among her many accomplishments, she completed her internal medicine internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland and spent 10 years as a military surgeon.

    https://www.brighteon.com/b95f1834-1283-4866-b16e-fb6bf9092aeb

    • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 10:22 am #

      All seems pretty logical. Pre-approved vaccine, rushed through in a staggeringly short period of time — all for a virus with phony case numbers (as the WHO recently admitted) and that has a death rate so low for 99 percent of the population, it may as well be the flu.

      Add in the context with the Great Reset and other prepackaged slogans for societal remodeling coming from Schwab and his Purple Revolutionaires and you have more than enough red flags to stay away from this poison.

      • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 10:33 am #

        By the way, notice her comments on the effectiveness of HCQ and “Lysosomotrophic agents.”

        Think back to the media and social media claims about Trump and “Lysol.”

        Just another example of how insideous this moronic snark-based propaganda is.

        • Uncle Bob January 29, 2021 at 11:12 am #

          Not just Lysol, but also the use of UV light and “drinking bleach.” Twisting Trump’s words and getting millions of people to believe the lies, all in the name of getting rid of an interloper and restoring “normalcy”, aka the march toward globalism and the end of America. If you love autocratic oligarchies — and who doesn’t? — you’re gonna love what’s being implemented now.

          • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 11:25 am #

            The Lysol example is very deliberate. That is my point. It is an anchor word. They were laying the groundwork in the event that HCQ and related items were able to overcome the initial media blackout.

            The use of Lysol (the cleaner) designed to illicit a negative/dismissive response when Lysomotropic agents are brought up as a cheap way to deal with people suscepitible to or infected with COVID.

            Insidious propaganda.

          • Jeremy January 29, 2021 at 11:41 am #

            “In a recent study, researchers found that UV light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can quickly and effectively kill the human coronavirus HCoV-OC43. If future research finds that they are also effective against SARS-CoV-2, this technology could be an inexpensive way to disinfect surfaces, ventilation systems, and water systems in hospitals and industrial settings.”

            https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/study-reveals-uv-led-lights-effectively-kill-the-human-coronavirus

        • michael January 29, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

          NH4Cl (Ammonium chloride) is such an agent
          https://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-422X-8-163
          Maybe available without problems. Do not know about toxicity.

          • michael January 29, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

            The stuff is in licorice products. The licorice itself has antiviral
            properties:
            href=”https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4629407/”

            Check the ingredients (mostly sugar), in Germany they make one with 8% NH4CL, 6% licorice extract.
            Don’t eat too much, especially if suffering from high blood pressure.

        • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm #

          Yes that ‘Trump told us to drink bleach’ campaign launched by the mainstream media was insidious. I had to correct a friend who repeated it. I asked if she saw what he actually said, and she confessed she hadn’t.

          The mainstream media has been speaking for Trump for 4 years.

          Also, as you know, the claim that he incited a riot is completely from Opposite Land. I read the transcript of the entire speech and saw the deleted Tweet. Neither called for anything but peace.

          • Veritas January 29, 2021 at 2:27 pm #

            Someone I know insisted back in the spring that Trump had told us to “drink bleach” and “inject Lysol” to prevent or treat covid. I provided him with abundant evidence that Trump had not uttered those words, only the word “disinfectant” which is a very broad term, and sent him this article: https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2020/04/fake-news-strikes-again-trump-never-said-to-inject-lysol-or-drink-bleach/
            Silence…then two weeks ago the same person again told me that Trump had advocated bleach and Lysol for covid. We are watching this same robotic acquiescence to the “narrative” on the part of a huge swath of the population, on so many issues. Very disheartening and very scary.

          • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

            We had to listen to Majella/FreddieMars/Redneck Liberal claim this was an actual quote for about 3 weeks.

            Good times.

          • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 6:40 pm #

            Oh my gawd… a friend of mine has said the same. She will straighten someone out with the facts only to have them regress back to the nutty-think after an afternoon with the boob tube.

            It really is sad watching people’s psychological destruction via remote control.

          • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

            Does our discussion of remedials somehow confirm the existance of a nothingburger ?

            Bored people can be dangerous.

          • Uncle Abraham January 30, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

            I was there, among hundreds of thousands of people who had no inkling or thought of storming the Capitol because zero incitement was given by the President or anyone else in his camp.

            Also, while approaching the front steps of the Capitol, no word yet was circulating about a verdict on the alternative slate of electors or the Cruz proposal. As far as anyone knew, there was still hope. Storming the Capitol made no sense, but outside agitators were trying to stir up violence.

            Given the amount of violence done to the truth by those hiding in the basement of the Capitol in the years leading up to the election fiasco, now empowered and propelled forward in a legislative agenda of scorched-earth political witch hunting, a full-blown insurrection with appropriate tools was entirely in order.

          • Yohannon January 30, 2021 at 12:59 pm #

            I’ve experienced this on many things over the years with many people. This is psychology of normal people. It has nothing to do with TDS per se, the latter only being an example of it. They believe what they want to believe and/or what has been drummed into them. Once “drummed” they like to “express themselves” – prate their programming.

            The trick is to program them with good things that help them and society. Our Elite have programmed them to hate all that would save America.

            Let people like this – the majority – vote? People who don’t care about Truth? That would be crazy. If you believe that, that is your own unconscious bias for “democracy” that has been drummed into you. It can’t be defended. Try and I’ll show you.

          • Uncle Bob January 30, 2021 at 5:49 pm #

            I lost a friend of 35 years over that goddamned lie about drinking bleach, along with his continually belittling anyone who supported Trump. The final straw was when he refused to say it’s wrong for Democrats to imply or flat-out endorse the idea of hunting down Trump supporters. As far as I’m concerned, he can go fuck himself.

            Another horse’s ass I know trolls a college friend of mine, constantly talking about Trump’s attempted overthrow of the legitimate government and other bullshit talking points. I’ve taken to quoting his bullshit back to him, which he then says are lies about him so I can win an argument. Sure. Of course, he has a PhD from Harvard after getting a BS as a TV-R major in college, so his nonsense is to be expected. Still, it bothers me that people can be such ruthless, devious, and just plain nasty.

          • ThorsHammer January 30, 2021 at 6:24 pm #

            In this age of overwhelming propaganda we have almost forgotten what actual science demonstrates. In 1962 a Harvard researcher named Stanley Milgram conducted an experiment designed to determine to what extent ordinary American citizens would acquiesce to demands by “authority figures and torture the subjects of the experiment. As it turns out there is very little difference between average Americans and the guards at Auschwitz or Abu Ghraib prison.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXXbIF5Okjc
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjLz6Q4ZQ7M

            Sheep have a rather unusual set of behavioral traits. They are strongly socially conditioned to behave as a flock when threatened or coerced, but individually are highly competitive. When a sheep sees his neighbor munching on a choice bit of grass he will immediately abandon an equal morsel to rush ahead to shoulder his neighbor aside.

            The derogatory term “sheeple” is indeed appropriate in describing the American national character.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 29, 2021 at 2:02 pm #

        Whoa… someone who gets it!

        I have people on other sites telling me it’s all just a big coincidence, that Western leaders are strong and doing this just to do it, and that Klaus and Xi have nothing to do with this mess.

        C’mon man!

    • Disaffected January 29, 2021 at 10:22 am #

      I now consider Covid to be primarily a mental disease and not a physical one.

      • hmuller January 29, 2021 at 10:31 am #

        Careful, Disaffected. I wouldn’t be surprised if the criminals in charge didn’t pass a bill targeting “Covid Deniers”. Loss of employment, loss of children, internment camps, re-education sessions. Nothing is off the table with these Pol Pot Wannabee’s.

        • Disaffected January 29, 2021 at 10:44 am #

          Absolutely correct!

          • Not_GeorgeT January 29, 2021 at 11:11 am #

            Seconded!

        • thirdcoastlegend January 29, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

          They’ll put denialism as a mental disorder in the DSM-VII and use that to ship denialists off to camps.

        • Ricechex January 29, 2021 at 6:22 pm #

          Well, they have certainly turned it into a huge marketing campaign. Here in San Diego when you get the vaccine, you get a sticker that says something like “I got my COVID 19 vaccine!” Reminds me of those “I voted” stickers. You can wear it a like a badge of honor. The pressure to get the vaccine is enormous and if you say you are waiting for awhile, people literally become unhinged.

          • thirdcoastlegend January 30, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

            There is a guy where I work who allegedly had the ‘rona pretty bad.

            His family chronicled his suffering on Bookface.

            When it was all over, they put up a big lawn sign that said,

            “I kicked Covid’s ASS!”

            C’mon, man!

        • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

          Does our discussion of remedials somehow confirm the existance of a nothingburger ?

          Bored people can be dangerous.

          No, its a complete lie. Come and get me.

      • ThorsHammer January 29, 2021 at 10:34 am #

        A mental disease stage managed by the Malignant Overlords in the Big Pharma Department of Propaganda and mad billionaires like Bill Gates and his henchmen.

        • JohnAZ January 29, 2021 at 11:02 am #

          Well, ladies and gents.

          A bit of bright new regarding the crud. J&J is going to release its vaccine next week. Trials with 44000 folks set its effectiveness of keeping the crud mild and folks out of the hospital and dying

          100%.

          It is a flu shot equivalent. Not mRNA. Uses an adenovirus engineered to have the coronavirus spike proteins on them to provoke the immune response. That is like the smallpox or the flu shots, sorta. No genetic deviations.

          Might be worth the wait.

          • stelmosfire January 29, 2021 at 11:27 am #

            I might take that shot. J&J has been powderin’ my ass for like forever. I’ve gotten a flu shot for the past 27 years since the real “flu” knocked me on my ass as a young buck. If I was an ol’ timer it would have killed me . In my mind there is no doubt. Took me 2-3 months to get back up to speed.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

            mRNA vaccines are a small proportion of the Covid vaccines in the pipeline. The Astra Zenica ‘Oxford’ vaccine isn’t an mRNA vaccine (and is approved in the US I believe?). Neither is another UK vaccine just shown to be effective against the new British variant (and manufactured in my old home town, which sure needs the work).

            https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55850352

          • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 2:01 pm #

            They announced it is 66.6% effective. They like to use the symbolism to rattle the religious.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 3:05 pm #

            The Johnson and Johnson, which is a single-shot shot, appears to be 66% effective.

            Which is comparable with one shot of the others, I think.

            “They like to use the symbolism to rattle the religious.”

            Yeah … they talk of little else in laboratories the world over.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 3:25 pm #

            Got that link yet, MaryV?

            I’d like to stop worrying about your vaccine-deprived deplorables in the southern states.

          • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 5:21 pm #

            66.6% percent effective.

            LOL.

          • Jo-G January 29, 2021 at 7:46 pm #

            I can’t say I understand what the effectiveness percentages mean but a recent book I read about the flu says they feel lucky to reach 50% for the normal flue vaccine. Many years it is much less. Primarily because of mutations. Maybe these high numbers are because the vaccines are for this specific strain.

            Here they asked us to “Volunteer” for the experimental Moderna variety. We are allowed to get our regular vaccinations in ROK hospitals so if that is true for the COVID one we’ll wait to see what our choices are. The local English language paper reported that they’re buying from a variety of vendors so if we can get the normal non-mRNA style we’ll go that route.

            My concern with this mRNA vaccine is the unpredictable side effects that happened with some of them. I worry that if we train our immune system to attack something made by our own cells it will facilitate the development of something like auto-immune disorders years later. If our immune system recognizes cells exuding stuff it has been trained to attack it might attack those cells. The auto-immune like response might not occur until after a person has had several types of mRNA vaccine some 10 years in the future.

            I haven’t seen a description of which cells they train to produce the synthetic proteins. All , blood cells( white or red), neurons, muscle, bone marrow, liver?

          • ThorsHammer January 30, 2021 at 9:17 am #

            ‘#1– The mRNA shots are not really vaccines. They are genetic interventions designed to produce an altered immune response from the body. They have the potential for deadly unanticipated immune responses many years in the future. And they are totally untested beyond their immediate side effects.
            # 2– The early results from the J & J conventional vaccine indicate a 66% success ratio with no firm time span.
            #3– Or you could just flip a coin with a 50% success ratio. LOL
            #4— The Russian and Chinese vaccines are conventional vaccines with millions of shots administered already. They are on track to vaccinate half the world. Will they be more than 66% effective?
            # 5— Ivermectin has decades of proven safety and multiple examples of success as a treatment protocol against the Covid19 virus. Clinical success rations are reported as between 99.5 and 100% . But it is unacceptable as a treatment —- too cheap.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6A6RFDprIs

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2021 at 11:15 am #

            ThorsHammer

            I have no problem with Ivermectin if it works. I’d take anything that works. It just happens not to be a licensed medication in this country (UK), except in certain well defined situations, so it’s not really that well known (by the public, I mean).

            I’d also prefer the Oxford (Astra Zenica) vaccine, or the new UK one, Novavax, which is in the pipeline, as both are traditional vaccines.

            But I’m always confused about the oft-repeated argument that nobody wants cheap drugs. One of the first drugs to be found effective in RCTs was dexamethasone, which is cheap as chips.

            It was given to your former President in hospital by his presumably very knowledgeable doctors.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2021 at 11:20 am #

            Jo-G

            Although flu vaccines never have 100% cover, evidence suggests that even if vaccinated people get flu, they tend to get a milder form of it. So it isn’t pointless.

            Uptake of flu vaccinations among vulnerable demographics is variable – very low in some cases. It may be the same with Covid vaccinations. We know that certain ethnic groups are more vulnerable to Covid – and more likely to die of it (even if they’re a medical professional, so not just poor people) – but they are also more ‘vaccine-hesitant’.

            Each to his/her own choice and risk assessment.

          • ThorsHammer January 30, 2021 at 6:41 pm #

            Green Alba

            Give me a break. You state: “I’m always confused about the oft-repeated argument that nobody wants cheap drugs.” That nobody certainly does not include any of the Pharma giants in the US who pulled out all the stops to prevent the use of HCQ for an entire year in order to create the climate wherein their vaccines could be mandated as the only approved treatment in spite of inadequate safety and unproven results.

            If there was indeed a system of justice at work in world the executives of Pfizer and Moderna would face a Nuremberg trial accused of mass murder.

          • Tekapo January 31, 2021 at 12:10 am #

            My friend and his family (wife, two teenagers) living in Manhattan are waiting for the J&J vaccination as well. He advises that getting any vaccination in NYC is near impossible if you’re not in a priority category, or close to one.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2021 at 7:10 am #

            ThorsHammer

            You haven’t responded to my point about dexamethasone, which is dirt cheap.

            Aspirin is also included in trials currently under way and looks promising. Cheap as chips. Mostly things seem to be tried in combination in actual wards.

            The results of CQ/HCQ trials can be found here, with a list of current trials below the completed ones. Maybe something positive will come up at some point, but you’ll just have to wait.

            https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/news-and-analysis/features/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-covid-19-therapy-trials/20208126.article?firstPass=false#Chloroquinehydroxychloroquine

            It’s part of a long list of ALL medications currently being tested.

            https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/news-and-analysis/features/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-covid-19-therapy-trials/20208126.article?firstPass=false

            I have no love of Big Pharma or Big Anything Else, but I abhor sensationalism generally.

            And that includes TV channels telling me every day how many people died. I suggested to my husband way back in April that they should quit doing that and have a modest rolling banner at the bottom of the screen with a URL for those who are curious about statistics.

            I just want to know that if people need to go to hospital there’s a bed for them. Whether they’re suffocating with Covid, unconscious with a cardiac arrest, or awaiting a cancer operation. But I realise there will be situations where we can’t ensure that, and we should decide on priorities and strategies in times of less stress so that we’re not caught on the hop. This will have been a learning experience – it certainly has over here.

      • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

        And beyond that, a spiritual disease. People can’t accept that they’re going to die. Their desperate acceptance of masks as a magical tool indicate that they’ve never really thought about death before. The Achilles Heel of secular society was exposed and savaged.

        • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

          So, Yoho, have you been petitioning long for the abolition of healthcare generally?

          It would save a lot more money over your way than in most other places.

          People don’t seem to accept that their teeth weren’t designed to last 80 years either. Let’s get rid of dentists – b*st*ard secularists that they are. Pain is a spiritual learning tool. Or something.

          • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 3:33 pm #

            Medicine is fine, but we never signed up to be ruled by Doctors. They aren’t Philosophers after all, nor Kings, but rather technicians for the most part, or bad mommies or Dr Frankenstein at worst.

          • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 5:23 pm #

            Indeed. Replace the toothbrush with the cigarette.

            Those doctors knew there was something good in those Pall Malls.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2021 at 11:25 am #

            Cigarettes? You should have cancelled them when they started with the leeches.

            Janos

            No, we didn’t sign up to be ruled by doctors. It is the job of doctors (and public health specialists) to do their best to advise on likely consequences of any particular course of action, including likely hospitalisation numbers.

            If we are not to be ruled by doctors, then citizens need to decide which kind of patients they want prioritised and who should be left untreated, if it comes to that.

        • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 12:22 pm #

          @Yohannon

          Talismans are always in strong demand by the hyper-fearful, the gullible, the ignorant and the superstitious.

          Masks are the talismans of this pandemic.

          You may as well hang a dead chicken around your neck for all of the same protection it will provide.

      • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm #

        I concur.

        I also consider it to be a religion, complete with insane self-effacing and masochistic rituals.

      • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 8:22 pm #

        Here’s a mentally ill person.

        https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/survivors-severe-covid-19-beating-virus-just-beginning

    • Kellyfrombayfield January 29, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

      Jeremy, that’s why people here in Canada put their library books in the microwave before reading. I kid you not.

      • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 1:36 pm #

        How about masks on their car vents? Can’t be too careful. Other people are a disease since they carry The Disease.

        • thirdcoastlegend January 29, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

          Some teevee doctor said we should be wearing four or five diapers, even if it interferes with breathing.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 3:13 pm #

            Best combined with Ivermectin-soaked nasal plugs, I heard.

            Man up and give yourself a proper challenge.

          • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2021 at 3:17 pm #

            I’m still looking for one of those steampunk brass diving bell helmets from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, visor made from solid 1″ plexi glass, hooked up to primitive leather airtanks.

          • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 5:24 pm #

            Every stage of this faux pandemic has produced Onion.com-worthy levels of hilarity.

          • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 6:44 pm #

            Yes, they want people to get more brain damaged than even the TV is making them.

            People are deranged over this fake virus. They’re addicted to the daily rush of adrenalin with their favorite squawking head tells them to be very afraid.

            I don’t know anyone who’s had the virus or died from it.

            Of course, now the flu = covid19 and people dying from the vaccine are being said to have died from it. Special kinda irony there.

          • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 12:29 pm #

            Oh, Good Lord. There is no way millions of people will start double and triple masking up.

            Here in Alabama folks already walk around my local Walmart with their masks pulled down beneath their noses because they have so much difficulty breathing through the damn things. Plus older folks do it because the masks fog up their eyeglasses making it impossible for them to see where they are walking or to read product and price labels.

            The only reason they don’t rip the entire mask off of their face is concern that some COVID Karen will accost them and try to have them ousted from the store before they are done purchasing their groceries and other necessities. So they wear it correctly to get past the Mask Nazi door monitors and then jerk the thing down off their faces once they get inside so they can get their business done.

            The whole mask mandate is a very, very bad joke.

  6. ThorsHammer January 29, 2021 at 10:26 am #

    Final! Somebody in the punditry has the balls to state the obvious. Hidin Biden is not physically capable of managing or even conceiving of the wave of policy initiatives rolling out of the Presidency and attributed to him. The common theme of most of them is to overthrow Trump’s overthrow of most of the Obama policy “accomplishments.” In other words, to restore Saint Obama in the annals of history and get the third administration underway.

    The insurance policy is already in place in the form of Queen Kalama, the candidate so hated that she couldn’t raise a penny of support— except from her faithful sponsors at Team Obama.

  7. JohnAZ January 29, 2021 at 10:31 am #

    City of Minneapolis is planning on eliminating their police force.

    Ahahahahaha! The cartels are getting their reps ready right now.

    The Dems are discussing how to pass a wealth tax. If the elite wants to donate money to this phony government let them. Pretty soon, hopefully, you really dumb people who voted for these fools will realize what you have done. Middle class, be prepared to be raped so that all the new Dem voters from Latin America can get their welfare.

    The Deep State’s level of control is awesome, they control everything, the Federal government, the coasts and all urban areas, the judiciary, the press, the internet, most of the corporations. Hey, Patriots are you watching? Are you really listening to JHK? Will you stop criticizing Trump for his inability to get much done as president? He was outnumbered at every turn. He could not even find a decent cabinet and staff to support his anti-woke programs. Even the state level governments continuously under mined him. IMHO, this entire country should now descend into hell. It deserves it.

    If there is not a right wing reaction to all of this, our goose is cooked. The Elite know this. All their grandiosity over the Left will be so much BS, as they pack their bags and move to New Zealand et al. For us guys in the middle class, better prepare to pull up roots and move elsewhere, AND protect your wrath from these parasites. If Trump et al, and there is not much et al, cannot put an alternative together in six months or so, get ready to vamoose and leave this country behind for the welfare class. Take your wealth with you too, you do not want to support such a class of losers.

    • JohnAZ January 29, 2021 at 10:34 am #

      If Trump pulls out an attempt at a third party, there are 75 million people that should sign up and financially support the effort to unseat the Woke scum. Do not stay with the GOP as they sold their soul to the devil.

    • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2021 at 10:39 am #

      15 existing street gangs are operating in Minneapolis right now. Guess who will be stepping up to provide muscle and security on the street once the PD is gone?

      Brh

      • JohnAZ January 29, 2021 at 10:42 am #

        They speak Spanish. All you Black gangs better get ready for a war!

      • elysianfield January 29, 2021 at 4:12 pm #

        “Guess who will be stepping up to provide muscle and security on the street once the PD is gone?”

        BRH,
        You are only partly correct…they will provide the muscle, there will be no security.

        Trust me on this.

    • messianicdruid January 29, 2021 at 11:38 am #

      “He could not even find a decent cabinet and staff to support his anti-woke programs.”

      Central Standard Tribe has thousands of qualified people.

      • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

        He sadly chose to surround himself with the wrong people. I agree with John AZ.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 29, 2021 at 11:42 am #

      This is my backyard. I’m way out in the burbs, but close enough to care.

      The Mpls City Council won’t be able to pull this off. There is not one person I know that agrees with their stated goal. Granted, many nod and pretend in public to save face. I think it’s the dumbest thing any person in “power” can do is strip away basic public police services (the level of which is mandated by the city charter…btw the charter commission essentially told the council to go sit on it and spin in regards to trying to amend that detail).

      They essentially want to create multiple new agencies to handle most of the “lesser” 911 calls. So basically spend three times as much money to have hordes of new “peace officers” who will not be prepared to handle an escalated situaion when it happens. And let’s face it…most of the crazy shit cops into get is because some unfortunat twat is drunk or high and does something stupid. A social worker on the scene would just call the cops in that situation. It’s absolutely ridiculous, and **they know it**.

      Sometimes people put themselves in the worst of situations with awful behavior and choices…and if they have to be subdued and thrown in jail…bully for those of us who just want to raise our families and travel the streets without worrying about a car jacking at every intersection (which are up several multiples here from a year ago).

      On top of it all, there are (I believe) 14 members on the city council…each only had to garner a few thousand votes to be elected. Minneapolis proper has over 400,000 residents. They just need to show up and vote these jackwads out. But…many are so woke they think they’re doing the Lord’s woke work.

      Pathetic.

      • Tate January 29, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

        To paraphrase Napoleon, don’t interrupt the enemy when they are screwing the pooch. It’s good to hear you’re in the ‘burbs. Arm yourself & hunker down as much as possible. It may (almost certainly will) get wild.

      • Veritas January 29, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

        And those elections will be above-board, right?

  8. tractorguy January 29, 2021 at 10:35 am #

    “But how many weeks will go by before the whole country realizes that Mr. Biden is not actually functioning as president?” Probably his whole term, seeing as nobody noticed he wasn’t actually functioning as a candidate before the election. It will be interesting to see when TPTB determine it’s time for Kamela to take over — and also if the latest machinations in the stock market with AMC and the other overvalued (and now shorted) stocks might be the beginning of the next crash. Tractorguy

    • Beryl of Oyl January 29, 2021 at 11:13 am #

      I have heard that if she takes over too early, it puts a limit on how many times she can run for reelection.

      Since she was not the choice of the Democrat voters, but apparently of Barack Obama, my guess is that they try to keep him going as long as possible.

      • Tate January 29, 2021 at 12:11 pm #

        No worries, she’s not gonna be reelected if she takes over.

      • michael January 29, 2021 at 4:40 pm #

        If Biden hangs on for 2 years Harris can have to terms following the current one.

  9. akmofo January 29, 2021 at 10:36 am #

    The US, like much of the rest of the world, is under mafia occupation of foreign agents working on behalf of a Satanic foreign agenda originating in the Vatican and the secretive Jesuit Order. People who can’t see and understand this, simply do not know and understand history.

    • beantownbill. January 29, 2021 at 11:20 am #

      I think your idea about not participating in the way we do things is the best and most simple solution. Many of our systems operate on a very slim margin, so it wouldn’t take much to bring everything down. Imagine a trucker strike with only 20% participation. That alone would seriously shake up the whole country, if not lead to a collapse. Another 20% strike in some other area of operations would definitely do it. Targeted, peaceful responses would be more effective than rioting, which would provoke a violent response from the government. After all, how can the authorities punish people for not participating?

      • MiddlePeninsula January 29, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

        beantownbill,
        You are absolutely correct. The tickerguy always promotes a general strike. You simply take a day or two and call in sick and do nothing along with like-minded individuals. I have been divesting myself of everything I can. Facebook is long gone, no twitter, snapchat, instagram etc. My email is a $50 annual fee with a Canadian company that encrypts my emails. I use Brave as a brower and DuckDuckgo as a search engine. I am working on getting a VPN service. The faraday bag for my phone is on order.
        I am working on getting rid of Amazon. I find out the company name and go directly to the company website. So far, I have been able to match prices and get free shipping.
        There are some very good suggestions to disengage out there on the web.

      • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 3:02 pm #

        “After all, how can the authorities punish people for not participating?”

        The people that are now accusing 70+ million people of being domestic terrorists for doing nothing will find a way.

        • Redneck Liberal February 1, 2021 at 2:28 am #

          Catastrophizing, yet again.

          The miscreants are clearly identifiable -their social media posts are the evidence. The fabled “70 million” is a myth.

          Why, people are saying Trump is just pissed that his ballot-stuffing operation was not as effective as the Dems! It’s just sour grapes!

      • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2021 at 3:12 pm #

        You know Bill, in the Pacific NW and in other cities across the US, antifa/BLM have derailed trains and stopped traffic by climbing out onto the freeway, but so far they haven’t directly gone after interstate trucks, really the lifeblood of the country. I wonder why that is?

        Brh

      • eatabanker January 29, 2021 at 3:23 pm #

        [Death] is indeed to be rejoiced over. … We believe in dialectics, and so we can’t not be in favour of death.
        Speech by Mao Tse Tung to the Communist Party congress (20 May 1958)

        Who are the honest people? Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin are honest, men of science are honest.
        Mao Tse Tung “Rectify the Party’s Style of Work” (1942)

        “Power comes out of the barrel of a gun”
        The phrase was originally used by Mao during an emergency meeting of the Communist Party of China on 7 August 1927

        When we look at a thing, we must examine its essence and treat its appearance merely as an usher at the threshold, and once we cross the threshold, we must grasp the essence of the thing; this is the only reliable and scientific method of analysis.
        Mao Tse Tung:“A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire” (January 5, 1930)

    • mdhendler January 29, 2021 at 11:29 am #

      The Vatican and The Queen have tasked Prince Charles with the project to breed Red Squirrels in his Scottish estate and inoculate them to be carriers of the genetically engineered COVID virus with goal of infecting the human population to become Chinese slaves.

      • akmofo January 29, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

        Yes, and the CIA and KGB just appeared out of nowhere. Funny how the script is always written beforehand. The plan always exists prior to its execution. But who is dictating the plan, and why? Why is it its agents always lead to the same source.

      • 100th Avatar January 29, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

        So it goes beyond the Bourbons?! King Juan Carlos abdicated his throne to undergo intense training (he is an accomplished canned big-game hunter after all) a few years back. His mission: with the Saudi money he had tied up in Swiss accounts he was to initiate COVID virus transmission in Iberian hogs and Basque river eels to ensure the Pope would have a revitalized army of followers that would allow him infiltration into various strategic swiss cantons where families built upon wealth from confectionary companies are vying for more control of traditional mediterranean populations.

      • Tate January 29, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

        Gee the Queen’s in on it too huh?

      • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

        Red squirrels are a protected species in the UK (included in Schedules 5 and 6 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981).

        Now I know why. It has Beijing and, by extension, Ignatius of Loyola, written all over it.

        Apparently the reason Beijing has incarcerated the Uyghers is a secret project to convert them all to Jesuit sleepers.

        • akmofo January 29, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

          The plan is to convert people into cynical unbelievers, aka Satanists, like yourself. The Uyghurs believe in God. It’s not my God, but that’s ok. They have a moral compass. The Commies/Fascists/Socialists/Nazis/Progressives/Satanists have no such moral compass. As JHK always comments, it’s an infectious Satanic nihilism where everything goes and nothing matters, and it has taken its grip on the US and the world.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 12:56 pm #

            I’m no more cynical than healthy scepticism requires, and my moral compass is fine, thanks very much, but then I’m not a commie, fascist, socialist, nazi, progressive or satanist, so there’s that.

            One should be wary of people who think they are the only ones to know the truth.

          • akmofo January 29, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

            You still have a memory in you, and it has provided you with some light, Mrs Green. The generations after you will not have that memory. There will be no guiding light for them, only schooled ignorance. The lizards will rule them as they ruled ROME.

            They will use them as slaves. They will use them as sex toys. They will use them as entertainment massacred by wild beasts, human or not. They will use them as fodder for war and conquest. They will use them as fertilizer for their garden, as the Nazis did with their Jewish victims. They’ll use them as soap. Them Vatican lizards will not allow anything go to waste.

          • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

            Indeed. Let us return to your highly scientific prognistications and LARPingly authoritative statements on da Covids.

            Dat PCR news stung. Almost as much as HCQ.

            Orange Man good!

          • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

            Soap? So you believe that nonsense? Lampshades too? Truth is the first casualty of war.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

            I pay no attention to either WHO or the CDC – why would I? I’ve known since about April that the PCRs are of limited usefulness.

            You still haven’t told us what an up-to 48% false-negative rate will have done to those numbers. So I’m still waiting patiently.

            But then you’re a bit behind as we’re still waiting for those Newcount flu death stats. And arithmetic has never been your strong point.

            HCQ has still to prove itself in any RCT. Perhaps, if it joins forces with something else it will. But it hasn’t yet. Proved itself, I mean.

            I don’t know anything about Ivermectin, on the other hand, other than that it can be used to treat scabies, and the fact that it’s not licensed in the UK anyway, except for named-patient use (something I hadn’t even heard of before). So debates about it in the US are outwith my immediate interest.

            Did Mr Trump have a view on Ivermectin? I’ve no idea.

          • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 1:47 pm #

            Yes, by adjusting the PCR cycles they can up or down the “rate of infections” as desired. They control the vertical. They control the horizontal. If they only had an equivalent precision when it came to the stock market! Oh well, they’re working on it.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 1:49 pm #

            They’re best ignored, mostly. What matters, as I have said till I’m blue in the face, is hospitalisation numbers.

            But … you still need the best test you can come up with for medical staff. You don’t want your very sick rellies being operated on for 8 hours by a team of Covid-infected surgeons. Or, may you do – why would I presume?

          • akmofo January 29, 2021 at 2:14 pm #

            Yes, Vlad, soap. And much more.

            You know exactly what I think of youz Turkmenistani kind. Youz are lizards without any conscience. Youz proved it over and over and over again. Youz didn’t blink an eye wearing the stolen clothing of your murdered victims, living and sleeping in their stolen homes, playing with their stolen toys, making money off their stolen businesses. Youz are the SUPERIOR MENSCH, remember. Human decency didn’t and doesn’t apply to youz.

            It wouldn’t and didn’t spoil your mood in the least, to mass murder innocents in the morning and have a dance party in the afternoon. All this is well documented. Yes, I know very well all about the soulless lizards youz are.

          • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 2:49 pm #

            Narc goalpost shifting.

            It is hilarious.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 3:00 pm #

            If only you were.

          • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 3:07 pm #

            Hospital bed usage:

            https://protect-public.hhs.gov/pages/hospital-capacity

            Hmmm…. looks like the DARK PURPLE (be alarmed!) is the highest… at 29% usage for CA.

          • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 3:14 pm #

            The Orthodox saying kaddish over a pile of soap is one of the stupidest things that ever happened on this planet.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 3:17 pm #

            You worry about your hospitalisation rates and I’ll worry about ours.

            Apples and oranges.

          • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 5:27 pm #

            I have been lauded for my hilarity many a time, particularly here.

            Some subjects make it easier than others.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 6:17 pm #

            They do indeed. Master editor not understanding the meaning of one of the most famous lines in Shakespeare was one of your best.

            You can do it again if you like, for those who missed it.

          • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 6:49 pm #

            @GreenAlba so you didnt’ look at the link. LOL.

            But yet you demand I provide them.

            Your hospital is in there. It covers the entire country.

            MSM reports full hospitals, then people on Facebook say they were just there and it was empty.

            You live in the Truman Show.

          • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 8:31 pm #

            Alba: What did you think of the women in constant spasm after taking the vaccine? Not interested since it’s not the official narrative?

          • Night Owl January 30, 2021 at 6:26 am #

            Shakespeare was about as real as the Wizard of Oz.

            Much like your Coroneau case tallies and claims about HCQ, masks, and anything else the McMedia feeds your tiny brain with.

            So many LOLs. Anal masks not far off now.

          • Slugoon January 30, 2021 at 8:54 am #

            I’m late to the party but here are some official stats from the UK.
            (Source: ONS)

            In the five years preceding 2020 an average of 530,000 Britons died each year from all causes. That’s around 0.76% of the population.

            In 2020, deaths from all causes were 600,000, being 0.86% of the population.

            According to a research paper published in December by the Department of Health & Social Care, up to 46% of excess deaths could be from non-coronavirus related causes such as missed diagnoses, suicides etc. (Personally, I know of more people who have died from suicide than Covid.)

            I guess we’ll all have our opinion on whether what we’ve done to our economy and society has been worth it.

            (My personal view, given the demographic of deaths, is that all Covid has done is bring them forward in time and those people will now not appear in future statistics. I’m willing to bet that when we look back at the five-year average from 2020-2025 there won’t be a single excess death.)

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2021 at 11:00 am #

            MaryV

            “@GreenAlba so you didnt’ look at the link. LOL.

            But yet you demand I provide them.

            Your hospital is in there. It covers the entire country.”

            Your link is titled ‘Estimated U.S. Hospital Utilization’.

            How could ‘my hospital’ be in there?

            My apologies, obviously, if I’m missing something?

            My local hospitals are in any case managing, as far as I’m aware. But everyone doesn’t live where I live. Imagine that.

            “But yet you demand I provide them.”

            What is your problem with providing the link(s)? You made a claim – all you need to do is back it up.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2021 at 11:05 am #

            NarcTroll

            “Shakespeare was about as real as the Wizard of Oz.”

            And of course his language is ridiculed the world over. Yeah…

            I haven’t provided case tallies – I can’t do that until you give me your estimates incorporating the up-to-48% false negatives.

            I’m very patient, but it’s getting wearing. Like waiting for those flu death stats. One expects more from a Big Brain.

            But I see that I’ve hurt the Narc more deeply. The tone is more irritated. Oh dear.

          • MaryV January 30, 2021 at 2:44 pm #

            @GreenAlba are you telling me you aren’t bright enough to click on a state in the graphic on that page, and see what percent of bed usage that state’s hospital reported?

            OK.

            Also? I won’t be providing you with any links. The COVID cultists can’t take in any information that doesn’t align with their indoctrination.

            It’s not my job to try to deprogram you. Just turn off the boob tube, and wait a few years, and it might happen.

          • david higham January 30, 2021 at 7:32 pm #

            MaryV : GreenAlba doesn’t live in the U.S.. That could be the reason why her hospital is not in the U.S. hospital ststistics,but I’m only guessing.

          • Redneck Liberal January 30, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

            @MaryV.

            Are the stats for the hospitals of the Scottish NHS there?

            No?

            Well, there you go, then…no need to throw a hissy-fit like “I won’t be providing you with any links. The COVID cultists can’t take in any information that doesn’t align with their indoctrination.

            Your constant accusations of ‘leftists’ who don’t agree with you and don’t necessarily accept your often shady ‘sources’, is hilarious and typical of the very ‘projection syndrome’ of which you are a victim.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2021 at 10:55 am #

            MaryV

            I only have one question for you.

            Why do you think my posts to you contain facts, links, logic, reason and information, while yours to me contain insults, assumptions, presumptions, lies and hysterics? And more insults.

            Think about that.

            “I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you may be mistaken.”

            Cromwell (O, not T)

            A useful reminder for arrogant narcissists like yourself and your chum. He can’t manage better than snark either. You are well matched (but he still won’t back you up – diddums).

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2021 at 11:15 am #

            Yo

            “Alba: What did you think of the women in constant spasm after taking the vaccine? Not interested since it’s not the official narrative?”

            You asked me this already.

            In response I asked you to provide a link. Obviously I would prefer a trustworthy source, not a dingbat link. But you didn’t give me any kind of link.

            I would be interested, if it were true and significant. I’m not aware of an official narrative on eternal spasms.

            We had a conversation a few weeks ago where I told you I was monitoring the situation and would make my decision accordingly (and according to my own personal risks. My decision won’t be finally made till the needle is in my arm.

            But time goes on, and now we’re at 8 million vaccinated in this country and the adverse effects must be incredibly disappointing. Because, yes, I do believe there are real individuals on this very board (I could give you names) who would be happy to see people suffer adverse consequences, for their own purposes. A level of sick and twisted I can’t identify with, thankfully, but I believe it exists.

            But fear not. As with BSE it will be possible to keep shifting the goalposts. If they don’t have an adverse reaction now, they’ll have it in10 years. And if they don’t have it in 10 years, they’ll have it in 20 years. And if they don’t have it in 20 years, their children, and their dogs, cats and hamsters will have it.

          • MaryV January 31, 2021 at 2:41 pm #

            @Redneck Liberal, GreenAlba has had ample time to tell me he/she doesn’t live in the US. He/she opted not to. This is what narcissists do, it’s called gaslighting.

            However, anyone who trusts everything WHO, CDC, and big pharma say – have already lost.

          • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 8:35 pm #

            Yes, I laugh at you all the time. Hilarious.

          • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 8:39 pm #

            MaryV.

            You really need to start paying attention.

            You may be the only person on the board that didn’t know that, and you’ve been around long enough.

            But you narcissists don’t pay any attention to anyone else’s opinions or give a rat’s ass about anything about anyone else but themselves. You’re a living illustration…

          • GreenAlba February 1, 2021 at 5:42 am #

            MaryV

            I have to concur with RL about your lack of attention. Endless references have been made to my location, not least in humour by brh (check out his MO – it’s so much more gracious than yours).

            Here’s a bit of general knowledge for you, free, gratis and for nothing – Alba is the Gaelic word for Scotland. And green is the English word for green (it rains a fair bit, which makes it beautifully so). And there’s no reason why you couldn’t know that either, since you have an Albany for exactly the same reason.

            But your problem isn’t a lack of general knowledge. It’s having hissy fits and flinging childish insults at people who have the temerity to point our alternative sources of information to you and offer explanations where you seem to lack them.

            Manners still exist in my world.

        • 100th Avatar January 29, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

          Alba, you are fully aware that this designation by royal decree (don’t be preposterous: everyone knows that Charles is all over the W&C act and every order of environmentalism in England) is mere cover for the brigades of gray squirrels unleashed by Opus Dei in the hills and hollows from yorkshire to cornwall.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 1:26 pm #

            Absolutely, Avatar, but the niggling question is – how many of the greys personally knew Epstein, after being introduced by Prince Andrew? Grey is not a trustworthy colour – it’s neither one thing nor the other.

            Waity Katie didn’t know what she was getting into. Rather like poor Kay in The Godfather.

            But she has probably gone native, at least on the surface, having seen how the Vatican disposed of her over-talkative mother-in-law.

            Back in real-world Edinburgh, the albino squirrels that visited my daughter’s neck of the woods last year have come back – she sent me photos. They are very cute.

            https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/images-e.jpimedia.uk/imagefetch/http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/webimage/Prestige.Item.1.62434198!image/image.jpg

            (Her pics weren’t as good as that one!)

          • 100th Avatar January 29, 2021 at 3:33 pm #

            privileged squirrel indeed.

          • david higham January 29, 2021 at 7:32 pm #

            Yohannon will be enraptured at the sight of that superior squirrel.

          • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 8:29 pm #

            Superior? No. Native? Yes. Why shouldn’t the Red squirrels have Britain for their own? What do you have against them?

            Btw, when native predators are reestablished, the gray advantage drops since they aren’t cautious enough.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2021 at 10:47 am #

            I think DavidH was referring to the albino squirrel, Yoho, in the picture. It is a cute aberration of the grey, and nothing to do with the reds.

          • MaryV January 31, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

            GreenAlba, anyone who believes that magically, now, vaccines can be created in a few months when everyone in the scientific community (the real one, not the liberal “I believe science” cult), knows this is impossible.

            Vaccines take 5 years at the very minimum.

            You go get your jab. Be a guinea pig for the eugenicists. That’s your choice.

            But please don’t condescend to someone who understands the big, global picture. You obviously don’t have a flipping clue.

          • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 8:41 pm #

            “But please don’t condescend to someone who understands the big, global picture. You obviously don’t have a flipping clue.

            You’re kidding, right? You cannot possibly mean that..oh, wait. Ah. Narcissism. Of course…

          • GreenAlba February 1, 2021 at 5:55 am #

            MaryV

            Did you even read the links I offered you with explanations of why the vaccines didn’t take 5 years this time?

            No, thought not. I can’t help you there – you have to acquire your own self-awareness.

            The development of the vaccine was the least of the challenges, and took very little time. Are you even aware how much of a financial risk the financers of this exercise took (certainly in the case of the Oxford vaccine) by starting production well before the vaccine trials were completed? Had the trials not been successful, the vaccines would have had to be destroyed and the investment lost. Everyone knew that in advance. And trials that are normally carried out sequentially were carried out concurrently, specifically because of the gargantuan financing effort.

            “You go get your jab. ”

            Thank you so much for your permission, Madame Narc. I’ll do exactly as I see fit, just the same as you. The difference, you’ll find, is that I’m not insulting people who don’t make the same choice as I do, whatever that finally turns out to be.

            I just expect them not to lie in what they may consider a good cause. And not have a hissy fit when someone answers their questions with actual facts.

      • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

        Reworked AJ . . .

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 7:04 pm #

        Akmofo will find this post edifying.

  10. BackRowHeckler January 29, 2021 at 10:36 am #

    Joe is looking kind of wobbly indeed. Once he finishes up signing these Executive Orders (40 to date) I think he will have outlived his usefulness, and will be deep-sixed by the Party. I give to until Memorial Day.

    ‘The Man Who Isn’t There’, good title, and what a coincidence. Just last night I finished up ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There’, by Richard Bradford, which exposes Hemingway as a lifelong habitual liar and vindictive dissembler.

    Brh

    • JohnAZ January 29, 2021 at 10:45 am #

      They are going to need a wheelbarrow to transport all these EOs. All you folks that were afraid of Trump being a dictator, the jokes on you!

      • SW January 29, 2021 at 1:42 pm #

        Speaking of executive orders, have you heard the one about changing back to former pharmaceutical prices? Here a quote:

        “President Joe Biden’s United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday stopped executive orders from his predecessor designed to significantly lower prescription drug prices for Americans, including insulin and epinephrine.”

        https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-stops-trump-order-to-slash-price-of-insulin-epipen

        AOC told Ted Cruz that even though she agreed with him about that stock market thingy (hedge fund gets a taste of its own medicine) that he almost got her killed in the riot! Exactly how that could have happened I don’t know unless Buffalo Man gored her but all sense of proportion is gone.

        • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

          Tucker Carlson: AOC is a member of the narcissism party.

          • Redneck Liberal February 1, 2021 at 2:32 am #

            Carlson:The Source of All Wisdom & Truth.

            You’re almost as hilarious as Narc Troll.

      • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

        Seriously. Can you imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth by libDems if Trump had dared try something like that?

        • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 8:43 pm #

          Look at all the wailing & gnashing of teeth around here!

          LOL

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 7:18 pm #

        @JohnAZ

        I am rather encouraged by all of Sleepy Joe’s EO’s.

        Why? You may ask.

        Well, because it betrays the fact that Joe and his handlers know that their chances of passing much legislation of consequence are slim due to the fact that the filibuster remains intact. Yes, they could rescind it, but it appears unlikely. If Manchin and Sinema continue to refuse to support killing the filibuster than the Hard Left agenda is DEAD IN THE WATER and will die in the Senate every time.

        So Joe is doing what his former boss did. He’s whipping out his pen and singing EO’s and trying to rule as the Emperor Nero would have, by decree.

        But, under our system the beauty of the EO is that he who lives by Executive Orders, dies by Executive Orders. As each party makes it a routine procedure to roll back the EO’s of the other party every time the White House changes hands.

        Given the fact that Trump will survive the 2nd impeachment and also will NOT be barred from running for office again, it will be a real HOOT to watch “No. 47,” (DJT) rescinding the hundreds of EO’s by Biden on January 20, 2025 when he begins his second term of office.

    • stelmosfire January 29, 2021 at 10:56 am #

      Slo Jo signs a few new “Executive Orders”, Heels up Harris ( “just sign it Joe”) hovering over his left shoulder, with the press in attendance. His handler as soon as he is done states. “Ok, let’s go. No questions. Move along. Nothing to see here people.” Press shuttled out of the room like the useless minions that they are. Slo Jo, “Where am I?” “What time is my nap?”

    • Not_GeorgeT January 29, 2021 at 11:26 am #

      Memorial Day? hhhmmmm…… not being too generous. After “within a month” my unscientific analysis is the more generous are going out to the Fall and a little beyond.

      If the Fall and beyond holds, imagine the possibility of a season of “mostly peaceful” events helping with the exit storyline.

    • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 3:10 pm #

      I say beware the Ides of March for ol’ pedo Joe.

      The satanists like their symbolism.

  11. catharsis January 29, 2021 at 10:37 am #

    The real test for cult followers comes when none of the predicted consequences of their conspiracies come to pass. The true cult follower will soon come up with yet more conspiracy theories to explain why the first predictions turned out to be wrong.

    JHK has passed the test and has now passed to the realm of irrelevancy. Truly disappointing, at a time when the world could really use his now defunct intellect.

    • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2021 at 10:41 am #

      What cult?

      • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

        Queer anon perhaps ?

    • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 10:44 am #

      The only conspiracies I see round these parts are yours. Regale us once more with tales of The Manchurian Candidate and Russ-Nazi Plans for Trump FEMA camps.

      It will be cathartic.

    • bluekayak January 29, 2021 at 10:50 am #

      OK, people, the whole “JHK used to be such an insightful writer back when he wrote about suburban sprawl and my pet topics, but now he’s gone astray and his brain has melted tsk tsk tsk” shtik is getting real stale. What is this, the 20th incarnation puking out the same condescending bullshit? You don’t like it, head back to your NPR / HuffPost / WaPo echo chamber.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 29, 2021 at 11:19 am #

        It would be foolish to keep on with the suburban sprawl topic when we can all clearly see that there is a new plan for America’s suburbs.
        They want us all crammed in those high-rise welfare towers, along with as many Third World immigrants and “refugees” as they can cram in.

        Things have changed.

        • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 1:42 pm #

          Suburbs appear as walls surrounding toilets fka cities from 25k ft. All former exits are now plugged by real estate speculation and public entities labeled cul de sac, trailhead, park, open space, dog park etc. Look at your own area. Try to figure out any way to reach open country in any direction on foot, not in your gubmint vehicle.

          Note how any remaining access is inevitably a so called “freeway” piled under seeminly endless beaureacratic jurisdictions. Cop, shariff, state police and increasingly federal troops everywhere.

          Slowly steadily an entire population has been systematically herded into open air prisons and most of US are like nice warm frogs basking in the glow of AI, soon to be worshiped as god.

          If Mr K writes like me and other honest humans, he will end up a disenfranchised nothingbody on libry with his voice censored completely. So he continues here by displaying just enough cautionary bullspeak to fly under its radar guillotine while teaching me to effectively communicate.

    • stelmosfire January 29, 2021 at 11:38 am #

      Sign me up for the cult! The “Cult of Common Sense.” The CCS as it were. I’m down with it. Who’s with me gentlemen?
      I talk to many people. Young and old. Common sense, clear thinking, and just plain knowledge is seriously lacking in the populace.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 29, 2021 at 11:55 am #

        This is a gentleman’s club?

        In case you decide to have a ladies auxiliary, I’d like to know more.
        Anybody who believes that forcing people to stay in their homes, wear a diaper on their face when they do go out, and regulating where they may sit or stand is an effective way to stop a virus from spreading, wouldn’t be allowed to join, right?

        What about people who don’t notice that Joe Biden is demented?

        • stelmosfire January 29, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

          Beryl, perhaps I was misunderstood. No Gentleman’s club. All are welcome.I am against any forced edicts upon the populace. Masks,OK, if you prefer, two masks. all the better. I don’t want one , so be it. Stay away from me. I am a pariah . I don’t fly any way. Flying is for birds. Last time I took the big bird was in 1999. I hated it . I drive all over this great country of ours and even once and a while into Canada and Mexico.

        • elysianfield January 29, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

          “…wear a diaper on their face…”

          Beryl,
          Considering that explosive diarrhea is an occasional symptom of the Covid, I’d rather wear a diaper on my face than on my ass….

          But that’s just me.

          • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 6:53 pm #

            Oh did they add new symptoms? Nothing about diarrhea in the original.

            Now it seems that having limbs cut off is another symptom. And even schizophrenia, then I heard tell something called ‘covid toes’.

          • elysianfield January 29, 2021 at 7:10 pm #

            Mary,
            Yes! Information from Johns Hopkins…a name you can trust!

            https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/covid-19-story-tip-experts-caution-about-risks-of-dehydration-from-diarrhea-caused-by-covid-19

          • Night Owl January 30, 2021 at 6:15 am #

            The keep adding new symptoms as all that matters is the fear of COVID itself.

            Soon, anything and everything will be COVID.

          • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

            What happens when that anal test swab lets loose some fattys three day constipatory edict. . . .

          • MaryV January 31, 2021 at 2:47 pm #

            @Night Owl, I’m pretty sure that’s already happened. Sepsis, gone! Flu, gone! Cancer, gone!

            It’s a MIRACLE!

          • Redneck Liberal February 1, 2021 at 2:34 am #

            @MaryV…yes! And mass shootings! Hallelujah!

            No, wait…you’re a Greene Taylor Majorian now. I forgot.

        • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 1:45 pm #

          Honor among thieves fits.

      • SpeedyBB January 30, 2021 at 1:34 pm #

        As someone who has to be banging on death’s door before I’ll take any oral medication, I suggest that the paucity of “…common sense, clear thinking, and just plain knowledge…” may be in large part traced to the many meds which have become part of the “new norm”. Here’s a little poem I’ve assembled from a set of these delicacies:

        Thorazine (chlorpromazine) ~ Trilafon (perphenazine) ~ Stelazine (trifluoperazine) ~ Serentil (mesoridazine) ~ Prolixin (fluphenazine) ~ Navane (thiothixene) ~ Moban (molindone) ~ Mellaril (thiofridazine) ~ Loxitane (loxapine) ~ Haldol (haloperidol) ~ Abilify (aripiprazole) ~ Clozaril (clozapine) ~ Geodon (ziprasidone) ~ Risperdal (risperidone) ~ Seroquel (quetiapine) ~ Zyprexa (olanzapine) ~ Celexa (citalopram) ~ Lexapro (escitalopram) ~ Luvox (fluvoxamine) ~ Paxil (paroxetine) ~ Prozac (fluoxetine) ~ Zoloft (sertraline) ~ Emsam (selegiline) ~ Marplan (isocarboxazid) ~ Nardil (phenelzine) ~ Parnate (tranylcypromine) ~ Anafranil (clomipramine) ~ Asendin (amoxapine) ~ Elavil (amitriptyline) ~ Norpramin (desipramine) ~ Pamelor (nortriptyline) ~ Sinequan (doxepin) ~ Surmontil (trimipramine) ~ Tofranil (imipramine) ~ Vivactil (protiptyline) Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) ~ Effexor (venlafaxine) ~ Cymbalta (duloxetine) ~ Ativan (lorazepam) ~ BuSpar (buspirone) ~ Inderal (propranolol) ~ Klonopin (clonazepam) ~ Librium (chlordiazepoxide) ~ Serax (oxazepam) ~ Tenormin (atenolol) ~ Tranxene (clorazepate) ~ Valium (diazepam) ~ Xanax (alprazolam) ~ Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) ~ Dexedrine ~ (dextroamphetamine) ~ Ritalin (methylphenidate) Lamictal (lamotrigine) ~ Lithium ~ Bupropion ~ Tricyclics ~ Tetracyclics ~ Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors ~ Clonazepam ~ Lisdexamfetamine ~ Dimesylate ~ Tramadol

        When you’re on this dope I can’t see how you can expect to function mentally at an optimum level. Yet the product is shoveled out like breath mints by the medical “profession”, in many cases to deal with the ambient stresses of most people’s lives.

        A nation of placid, high-functioning zombies will pretty much do what it is told to do, believe what it is told to believe, and not trouble itself with energetic study or incisive thought.

        There are other factors involved but I simply bring this up as a possibly operative factor in the stupification of the increasingly dismayed masses.

    • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 3:11 pm #

      To a cultist (which one are you? COVID cult? MAsking cult? Democrat cult? BLM cult? Antifa cult? I-Believe-In-Science cult? Trans Cult? Antiracism cult?) people who question the authoritarian narrative look like cultists.

  12. Chippenhook January 29, 2021 at 10:40 am #

    The DNC controlled media all move in unison adopting on the same day whatever new phrase or focus they are told to run with. This is obvious to anyone paying attention. The white supremacist meme is now ndlessly repeated as if it is the only reason why anyone might have supported Trump or be a Republican for that matter.

    The fact that some might have liked his stance with China or forcing NATO to pay their share or supporting gun rights or wanting immigration control are ignored as reasons for having supported Trump. White supremacy is the only possibility they say. That, or they see white supremacy behind every position he and Republicans in general take.

    I expect dictionaries will soon change the definition of white supremacy to be “anyone who disagrees with a Democrat on anything”.

    • JohnAZ January 29, 2021 at 10:48 am #

      If there are White Supremacists here. It is about time that they start acting like it and destroy the real insurgency. It is time for war.

      • Figaro January 30, 2021 at 10:06 am #

        Forget White Supremacy. The U,S. has entered the age of
        White Survival.

    • Lars January 29, 2021 at 11:16 am #

      I agree, Chippenhook; I fear that the Democrats’ most effective tool will be the use of domestic terror laws to suppress any dissent from the right. The definition of terrorism will be expanded to apply, as you say, to “anyone who disagrees with a Democrat on anything”.

      Do you think there will be racial profiling in the search for domestic terrorists? Could anyone tell us the race of all the guardsmen sent home?

      Now for the truly paranoid: how many of you think our names are already being collected on “suspicious” sites like this and others?

      • Tate January 29, 2021 at 12:28 pm #

        Dem Rep Steve Cohen of Tennessee certainly thinks that all White people are potential domestic terrorists. He’s alarmed that they’re everywhere.

        • farmgal January 29, 2021 at 2:12 pm #

          FFS why can’t these idiots just commit suicide and put themselves out of misery? The agony of their whiteness is surely too much to bear.

      • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 1:50 pm #

        Bring it on my handle is my name . . . Bring it on !

    • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

      Best refutation of White Supremacy: If we were supreme, you wouldn’t be able to say that. If we were supreme, you wouldn’t be talking to me like that.

    • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 3:13 pm #

      Pretty sure that’s already the narrative… you disagree with the trans agenda, you’re a transphobe (and racist). You disagree with critical race theory, you’re a racist. You don’t like Dem candidates because they are black/female/hispanic – you’re a racist and a misogynist. You disagree with voting Democrat in general, you’re now a white supremacist.

      They got that narrative down.

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 7:35 pm #

      @Chippenhook

      The White Supremacy narrative serves a purpose. If one wishes to complete the 150 year old project of wrecking the constitution originally bequeathed to us by those horrid old white dudes in Philly in 1787, then one needs a crisis to exploit to get the job done.

      The first attempt was made in the aftermath of the War to Prevent Southern Independence. For 12 years the South groaned under federal military occupation as the “world improvers” sought to twist the Constitution and re-interpret it to suit the ends of the Northern conquerors. They made a lot of progress. The union ceased to be a voluntary one. It was now a life sentence for all of the states, no matter how badly the central government did violence to the constitutional compact between the states who created the federal government.

      The second attempt was made in the 1950’s and ‘60’s using the Civil Rights movement. Once more, the plight of Africans was used as the “wedge issue.” This time, the violence was to individual rights instead of to state’s rights. Freedom of association was the greatest casualty. Once more, the Constitution groaned under the strain of the assault from the “world improvers.”

      We have now entered the third attempt to overthrow our Constitution. As in the previous two instances, the plight of the Africans in our midst is used. In the age of black vice-presidents, governors, sports starts, business tycoons, etc. we are still supposed to believe that Africans are being oppressed and terrorized by an invisible army of White Supremacists laying waste to the country in ways far more insidious than anything caused by COVID-19 thus far. The goal this time is to permanently subjugate the descendants of the founding stock of the country and to place them on the path to ethnic cleansing, Yugoslav-style.

      At some point, you would think that a lot of moderate to liberal white Americans would perceive the coming peril, but they seem not to. They continue to parrot the Woke platitudes and propaganda of the BLM and Antifa radicals thinking that “white allies” will be spared with the New Black Panthers show up at their door to haul away any “Crackers” who voted for Trump.

      I’m sorry to say that these people will be among the first to perish with a 7.62 mm bullet from an AK in the back of the skull from these communist tyrants in training. In every communist revolution it is the “useful idiots” who often are liquidated first in the cause of advancing the revolution.

      You fools have been warned.

  13. JohnAZ January 29, 2021 at 10:41 am #

    Quite a list of needs for a conservative Republican-emergence.

    An alternative media to counter the Wokesters.

    An alternative access to the internet to counter the censor agents present now.

    Entrance to every state. Win enough 2022 races to unseat Pelosi and Schumer. Nothing would be sweeter than that.

    Absorption of the libertarians. For them, self survival as the Deep State wants to destroy them.

    Political pressure to stop the crazies trying to eliminate the police.

    Cmon Trump, hurry! Time’s awasting.

    Oh yeah. All you folks that did not like Trump because you thought he was authoritarian, look where you are now.

    Ahahahahahaha!

    • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 3:14 pm #

      Right? They were too stupid to figure out that the Dems/deep state are essentially the fascist party.

  14. Zoltar January 29, 2021 at 10:46 am #

    “But how many weeks will go by before the whole country realizes that Mr. Biden is not actually functioning as president?”

    As if Reagan or W really functioned as president? Or, for that matter, Trump or Obama. Every American should read National Security and Double Government by Michael J. Glennon.

    • JohnAZ January 29, 2021 at 10:51 am #

      W and his dad left no imprint of conservatism on their presidencies, the number one reason we are where we are.

      • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

        CIA dweeb and sonny boy completely distracted by his favorite mountain bike. Shakin in my birks here. . .

  15. ThorsHammer January 29, 2021 at 10:48 am #

    Perfect example of censorship at work on YouTube:
    Senate homeland security sub-commitee hearings.

    Detailed 1.5 hour testimony regarding the use of ivermectin worldwide.
    Summary of thousands of clinical cases including double blind investigations and decades of safety in other medical applications.

    • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 1:56 pm #

      So yer jus now figgerin out the medical industrial complex is a complete rip off scam populated by entitlement brainwashed frat person trash.

      Good for us all.

  16. Lars January 29, 2021 at 10:50 am #

    Jim, what you’re talking about is consistency; you must know by now that we’re never going to get it. The left can loot and burn things all summer, but if the right steps over the line, then it’s time to pass some new domestic terrorism laws and call in the Stasi. Even when we call in the troops, we have to vet them for ideological purity. Will there be commissars assigned to military units now?

    I don’t ignore the possibility that the assault on the capitol could have been, at least in part, a false flag operation; there’s certainly not a lot of information coming out of the investigation. Soon, it will all be quietly dropped: do we hear much about Epstein these days? The eventual “official” report, sparse on details and documentation, will prevail.

    I also think you’re right about cliques running the Democratic Party: we have been witnessing the fall of the Clinton Clique and the rise of the Obama Clique.

    • zetamoose January 29, 2021 at 11:04 am #

      the BLM riots were not incited or egged on by mayors or governors.

      • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 11:21 am #

        Indirectly they were. Cops were told to stand down, and in rare cases where BLM rioters were picked up for serious crimes, they were ordered released the next day.

        When the cops are told to stand down, this is a form of incitement and even approval.

        • Not_GeorgeT January 29, 2021 at 11:36 am #

          “Enabling” is a good descriptive word.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 29, 2021 at 11:57 am #

            “Aiding and abetting” is a good legal term.

          • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

            It is, but I would go farther. Nobody has the cops stand down in the middle of violent riots unless they approve of the riots.

        • zetamoose January 29, 2021 at 11:52 am #

          while I would be satisfied to see reports of police shooting rioters, i am not convinced this would end the riots.

          one solution is to shoot the rioters with rifles, from a safer distance. since rioters are not an imminent threat to life if they are 100 or 200 feet away, police can take their time trying to shoot them in the shins. technology is enough that a camera on the rifle can record the rioter rioting as he is shot. will shooting a few rioters in the shins convince the rest of them to run away? it seems worth a shot!

      • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

        Their violence is “speech” and our speech is “violence”. People are not consistent in their minds or personal lives, so if the Government adopts the same stance, it feel perfectly normal. And historically, it is normal. Objective or “blind” justice has been a human rarity. Now we’re back to the hideous norm.

        For GENERATIONS the media and academia raved about the dangers from the Right, when the real danger was always from the Left. They influenced generations of people, especially college graduates. They played the long game and now they have triumphed. If they can disarm Americans, they will then perpetrate the genocide against White Christians they so greatly desire, exactly as they did in the old Soviet Union.

      • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 3:17 pm #

        Wow that’s funny. Were you asleep all summer?

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 7:43 pm #

        The Zetamoose is a bald-faced liar…..

        ……or a total dupe who has imbibed the Kool-Aid.

        Get a brain. Trust the evidence of your own senses. Turn off CNN and MSNBC.

    • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2021 at 11:30 am #

      “Do we hear much about Epstein these days” – Lars

      We don’t hear much about anything, except Kamala’s fab shoes, Biden’s cute dogs, and the existential ‘CLIMATE EMERGENCY’. (Current temp: -2°F)

      • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

        Careful, brh. One of our regular posters considers the use of capitals to be a sign of insanity.

        In addition to which it’s January. 🙂

        • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

          Dr. Alfalfa using my lines again.

          I love it.

          You should really stick in an LOL more often, tho.

          MUCH more effective.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

            I didn’t use your line – I quoted your beliefs.

            My LOLs are ironic. I am not of the LOL generation.

          • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

            You used my line. You use them quite often.

            No orginal thoughts.

            LOL.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 2:58 pm #

            I cited your (very inconsistently applied) practice.

            Aren’t you above this sort of perpetual, tedious self-aggrandisement?

    • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 1:58 pm #

      Transcend your polarized processor for a second. Everythings the same as it ever was. Just tryin to help.

  17. zetamoose January 29, 2021 at 10:58 am #

    while Trump’s speeches and tweets led to the riots, I do not consider this treason because Trump is not really self-conscious.

    • Tate January 29, 2021 at 12:35 pm #

      Are you an attorney, or just an asshole? But I repeat myself.

    • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 3:18 pm #

      Have you read or heard his speech?

      Where in it does he incite a riot?

      • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 8:48 pm #

        Why are so many of those arrested – MAGA & QAnon types for the most part – trying the “I was just following orders!” defense ten?

        • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 8:48 pm #

          Why are so many of those arrested – MAGA & QAnon types for the most part – trying the “I was just following orders!” defense then?

    • Bytes January 29, 2021 at 9:05 pm #

      Maxine Waters inciting people to harass Trump administration members led to assaults on innocent people.

      Funny, we just don’t hear people like you bring that up or really anything about the passivity of the Dems, and Dem media concerning any of the many “woke” people who threatened violence against the right, who burned our cities and attacked our citizens and police forces.

      Always Trump, even though he never advocated violence. But, in your mind, since his followers did, he is guilty. And not only that but have the trained drama queens in the Dem media act as if this were a real, planned insurrection.

      Now they make believe with their troops to further support their non-story.

  18. NickelthroweR January 29, 2021 at 10:58 am #

    Greetings,

    None of this matters anymore as the real story is what is going on with Gamestop. It was easy to tell people that the fraud they witnessed with their own eyes wasn’t really election fraud especially given that 30% of the country gleefully went along with it because Orange Man Bad.

    It is a lot harder to look the other way when the White House orders Ameritrade, Robinhood and Wells Fargo to lock customers out of their accounts while their property is illegally sold. Best yet, as their property was being stolen they were called NAZI’s and white supremists.

    What we witnessed yesterday was the first shot in the revolution. That genie can never be put back in the bottle.

    • zetamoose January 29, 2021 at 11:10 am #

      the exchanges themselves restricted trading of these stocks.

      it may make these reddit traders feel good to believe they thwarted predatory short-trading hedgefunds. but they did this by bidding a stock up into bubble territory. so, they are holding stock that is about to collapse. the next short traders will then make money on that collapse.

      if you are a working class or lower middle class republican, you will vote to give these billionaires tax cuts and shelters. if you are a democrat, you will vote to incentivize them to hire more blacks, gays, and women.

      • NickelthroweR January 29, 2021 at 11:23 am #

        Wrong. Whistleblowers have already come forward from these exchanges to attest to the fact that it was the White House that ordered them to shut it all down.

        • zetamoose January 29, 2021 at 11:55 am #

          not every broker halted trading of gamestop, and the white house did not order these brokers to halt trading.

          • NickelthroweR January 29, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

            Believe what you want. The Robinhood kids believe exactly what I wrote and that is all that matters in this infowar.

          • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 2:02 pm #

            So you admit those that did should be prosecuted?

          • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 7:47 pm #

            O.K. Zetamoose. I’ll bite.

            How do you KNOW that the White House did not order the brokers to halt trading?

            If you are going to make that assertion, I’d like to see your evidence.

            (Drumming my fingers waiting……)

      • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 11:27 am #

        Agitpropmoose is back! Yeah!

  19. ThorsHammer January 29, 2021 at 11:00 am #

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8RyV3VEDKI

    Perfect example of censorship at work on YouTube:
    Not one of the physicians and scientists testifying at the hearing voiced an anti-vaccine stance. Several went out of their way to describe the role of vaccines in combating the pandemic.

    Yet the YouTube censors titled the video
    ” Anti-Vaccine Doctor Testifies at Senate Homeland Security Hearing on Covid-19 Treatments”

    Detailed 1.5 hour testimony regarding the use of ivermectin worldwide. Summary of thousands of clinical cases including double blind investigations and decades of safety in other medical applications.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 29, 2021 at 11:26 am #

      It’s illegal to use an experimental vaccine when there is effective treatment available.

      Ivermectin and HCQ as treatment were deliberately suppressed. This is criminal fraud on a massive scale.

      “Tech giants” censor “misinformation about COVID 1984 with the same zeal as they suppress election fraud discussion.

      • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 3:20 pm #

        I could not agree more. Sadly, it appears we’re not a ‘nation of laws’ any longer…. if we ever were.

        • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 5:32 pm #

          I am a cynical motherfucker, but it’s true. I never imagined things were actually this bad.

          • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 6:58 pm #

            And about to get worse. Sadly, I think we are in free-fall.

  20. MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 29, 2021 at 11:06 am #

    JHK – “By the way, the authorities still haven’t identified the Capitol Police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt dead. Is it a state secret, or what?”

    Curious. Everyone knew Derek Chauvin’s name almost immediately. “Different circumstances”, I guess…

    • Beryl of Oyl January 29, 2021 at 11:28 am #

      We haven’t even heard very much about Ashli. Doesn’t she have friends and family looking for justice?

      • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2021 at 11:33 am #

        No! Why would she?

        Her death cannot be used as a pretense to Burn, Loot, and Murder, so who cares about her?

        • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 7:52 pm #

          Ashli was merely one of the *examples* Democrats wanted to make of some folks from our side. Her death will never be seriously investigated. The shooter belongs to a federally protected class of citizens, you see. They are allowed to rob, burn, assault, and kill white Republicans……oh……excuse me…….I think the official approached commie nomenclature is now “white supremacists” without consequences.

          Isn’t that odd?

          So, let me get this straight. Black law enforcement officers are now allowed to murder white civilians with impugnity……..sort of like corrupt local yokel white lawmen from bumfuck Missisippi were allowed to do the same to black citizens in times of old.

          I get it, now.

          In Joe Biden’s “Woke Amerika” two wrongs DO make a right!

          Whew. Glad I got that straight.

          • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 7:54 pm #

            “Approved, not Approached.” Mea culpa for the flying fingers typo.

    • kwyjibo January 29, 2021 at 11:35 am #

      Yes. Unlike the George Floyd situation, there’s no video of the police officer’s face who pulled the trigger.

      That and, you know, she was pushing through a barricade in front of armed officers and attempting to overthrow an election (instead of passing a bad $20). Otherwise, completely similar! /s

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 29, 2021 at 11:44 am #

        Errright.

        Have a new person to not reply to.

        Well, congrats, I guess…but it’s a one-time deal!

        • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

          Yeah, Blacks are great.

      • messianicdruid January 29, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

        kwyjibo said, “Unlike the George Floyd situation, there’s no video of the police officer’s face who pulled the trigger.”

        How do we know this? Does someone know it was a police officer?

        • kwyjibo January 29, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

          We don’t, but every report stated that she was shot by a capitol police officer.

          • messianicdruid January 29, 2021 at 1:10 pm #

            Cui bono – I’ll let you ask the next question.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 30, 2021 at 9:38 am #

            Bazinnng…

        • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 2:08 pm #

          Why do you believe anything? Do you really think Epstein killed himself? Why? Do you really think he’s dead? Have you seen the body? Lin Wood says he’s alive. A crazy? That crazy won Nick Sandman millions of dollars from CNN.

          • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

            Lin’s Fireside Chats are on Rumble.

            Anytime the system unites to block someone off every possible platform, you know he is saying something worth investigating, at the least.

          • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 3:22 pm #

            Lin is on Telegram, too.

          • Cruizin Suzin January 30, 2021 at 8:50 pm #

            One of L. Lin Wood’s last tweets was, on the face of it, both a a little off-beat in terms of accuracy and a little disturbing, to wit:

            If Pence is arrested, @SecPompeo will save the election. Pence will be in jail awaiting trial for treason. He will face execution by firing squad. He is a coward & will sing like a bird & confess ALL.

            — Lin Wood (@LLinWood) January 1, 2021

            Can anyone provide a legitimate explanation as to why he would think that a) Pence could have done anything else, and b) what he thinks Pence will “confess ALL” about?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 31, 2021 at 8:41 am #

            Cruizin Suzin – “Can anyone provide a legitimate explanation as to why he would think that a) Pence could have done anything else, and b) what he thinks Pence will “confess ALL” about?”

            Nope. Not me, at least. Lin (and a few others) got very specific and very out of the box for a while there. It was strange.

            They either truly knew big things and were gambling that secrets would be revealed from the highest levels…or…they were doing the work of TPTB by being (again, oddly and extremely specific) controlled opposition to give the conservative base unfounded hope that “something was being done” about the election situation. When in reality, nothing was done, nor was anyone actually planning to do so. After all, we all know real consequences are rarely exacted on those above the general peasantry.

          • Cruizin Suzin January 31, 2021 at 3:33 pm #

            MrMango

            So, you think this (Lin Wood’s apparent embracing of the QAnon narrative) is yet another ‘false flag’? A ginning-up of we Deplorables to expect something that was never going to happen?

            Possible, I guess…but let’s see whether TPTB leave Wood alone or go after his law license (which has, partially, already happened IIRC). If they do, then I’m assuming he genuinely believes this stuff.

        • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

          Looks like a masked face in a suit

    • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 6:59 pm #

      Her life didn’t matter… wrong politics

  21. kwyjibo January 29, 2021 at 11:32 am #

    Surprised there’s no blurb about the GME fiasco.

  22. shox January 29, 2021 at 11:33 am #

    Jim, you’ve been concluding many of your blog posts all year long with something to the effect, and with the gist:
    “What will happen when the American people find out what crooks the Democrats are, and what despicable tactics and methods they used to attain such and such an outcome?”

    Well I’ll tell you: THEY WILL DO NOTHING. Do you know why? Firstly, because they are beleaguered by economic hardships, and don’t have the economic, emotional and psychological wherewithal to fight for their freedoms and individual rights, and for integrity in the judicial system and in the vital organs of law enforcement such as the CIA, FBI and NSA. Americans are currently living off printed fake money. Are they really in a position to revolt against the big government which is bailing them out?

    It’s obviously not the 1800’s anymore. Big government has made tens of millions millions dependent on it and therefore incapable of revolt. It also has the monopoly on the real weapons of war, such as tanks, fighter jets, howitzers, cruise missiles, drones and APC’s. No “right-wing” militia group will be able to stand up to this. For years I’ve been hearing of how many guns there are in the US. This does NOT mean there will be an adequate opposition to a military and police force which is now being turned on the population. All those guns are no good really if they are being hoarded by gun-enthusiasts and criminals who have no combat experience.

    Moreover, after decades of radical feminism wearing down the masculine spirit, it seems to me that there are no longer enough real men left to wage this battle against America’s internal enemies. I knew this back around June/July when mobs took to the streets and tore down statues of America’s heroes. I remember thinking: “Where are all the men! Who is out there defending America against this vile desecration of her honor and her collective memory?”

    Moreover, Americans who are still American and not Woke are up against an awesome new foe: a Marxist/Leninist force of evil which has captured ALL the commanding heights of the economy and of government. It has infiltrated and subverted education, the media, big business, big tech, big government, the mid-level bureaucracy. And judging by how the law-courts treated the cases laid by Giuliani on election fraud, it seems that the judiciary system is now an extended arm of the Democratic Party. How do you fight against an enemy that is everywhere, including in your school, in your workplace, even in your church?

    Like in any Marxist/Leninist state, morality and even reality are now inverted. 2+2 now equals 5. If you don’t agree, you need to be re-educated. Criminals and other degenerates must be let out of prison, and decent upstanding people must be prosecuted. Why? Because they are still the standard bearers of old values, values which the Woke HAS to destroy.

    The battle is lost. Admit it. The US is ROYALLY F**KED. Born in high ideals in 1776, died in 2020 from cynicism, bad faith and cultural subversion. It was never going to last. It was always going to end, especially now that most of the western world has lost its religious faith and its moral compass. I didn’t expect this kind of ending, with a woke insurrection fueled by lies and hallucinations. But this is what you get when you don’t fight the long and corrosive process of cultural and ideological subversion by Marxism/Leninism.

    I lived in Zimbabwe. I know how Marxism/Leninism works. Once they come to power, they NEVER let go. The democracy becomes a fake democracy. Every election is a mere formality and a foregone conclusion. In practice, the one party state will be permanent until it self destructs, which can take decades – decades in which the people’s history, traditions, identity and character are completely destroyed, rendering them a people of no worth whatsoever, a history-less, rootless felaheen. The way to kill the snake is by cutting its head off BEFORE it wraps around you and strangles you to death. That window of opportunity is gone I think.

    The ONLY thing that will save America from being fully consumed by this national hallucination and madness is the early arrival of social and economic collapse, which may not be far away given the imminent collapse of the shale fracking industry and the subsequent collapse in oil production. When this collapse finally arrives, big government will begin to fall apart and its grip on the lives of the common people will be loosened. The great parasite or tumor in Washington, now starved of resources, will no longer be able to inflict as much injury on the character and morale of the nation.

    • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2021 at 11:55 am #

      Well, we have windmills and solar panels to pick up the slack for any decline in oil and natgas production. In fact earlier in the week the Climate Czar — John Kerry — insinuated fossil fuels are an obsolete commodity, no longer needed, easily replaced by ‘Renewables’. The Climate Czar appeared a little perplexed why this fact so obvious to him isn’t obvious to the plebes living out in Oil Patch, OK. What are they, stupid? Well, we’ll have to educate them! One gets the impression, no matter how bad of an Oil Collapse there is, plenty of oil will still exist to power up John Kerry’s (and his ilk) 6 mansions, and Gulfstream IV.

      Brh

    • 100th Avatar January 29, 2021 at 11:56 am #

      A managed collapse is part of the plan.
      What did Macron and others say at Davos this past week?
      People need to welcome and accept more state intervention in the markets.
      People need to accept UBI.
      People need to accept a decline in quality of life.
      Well, they do not say decline, they say a “change in the norm”.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 29, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

        No man, it’s all a big coinky-dink like the geniuses on other sites keep telling me.

      • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 9:18 pm #

        Isn’t this precisely what our Hallowed Host also espouses? That it’s inevitable?

    • Kellyfrombayfield January 29, 2021 at 1:13 pm #

      agree Shox. A hard pill to swallow though.

    • Tate January 29, 2021 at 2:08 pm #

      Radical feminism played a key role.

    • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 2:20 pm #

      Well said. Mike Pence didn’t want to be someone important and throw a monkey wrench in the works. He wanted to be a good boy and be like by the right people, the good people, the people who determine who the good people are and pat good boys like Mike on the head.

      We were in a Caesar race. Trump wasn’t what they said he was. Otherwise he would have punched first. Instead they did and knocked him out. He knew what they were doing and prepared. They knew he knew and also prepared. Their preparations were far more comprehensive, just an iteration of what they’ve been doing for decades. They were ready and America was demoralized. They knew they could pull it off and they have – unless the military is planning something.

      • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 5:36 pm #

        The Pence thing shocked quite a few people. Myself included.

        There is a quote the goes something like: “Never project your own values or decency on others; trust is earned.” I tend to live by this, but the level of deception some are capable of is truly something.

        • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 5:57 pm #

          Quite. Another: Never trust a person who makes a big deal about how honest they are. Honest people are just honest. Now a big deal maker just might be honest too – just an insufferable boor and too much of an asshole to deal with.

          • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 3:30 am #

            Here’s another – “Beware the guy wearing a cross on his lapel and spouting his Christian virtue.” He’ll have you for as much as he can get, and will take his time about it.

        • Jo-G January 29, 2021 at 9:40 pm #

          It seems that our host projects his own values, decency and logical thinking on others. Maybe his sanity too. I read some of his predictions about other peoples behavior as prefaced by “In a sane, just and logical world…”. Those predictions don’t come true because the hidden premise is false. Other predictions like the Y2K were useful as self defeating prophesies.

        • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 3:39 am #

          I’m amused that you really believed Pence would possibly even contemplate doing what he did, which was all he could do, within the Constitution.

          Sorry for your great disappointment.

          Do you have a view of the “Capitol tourist” 6th January call to “Hang Mike Pence!”? Only if you care to share it, of course…

          • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 3:39 am #

            @Night Owl

        • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 3:38 pm #

          The actual quote is

          “Don’t Project Your Feelings of Inadequacy Onto Others

          https://www.psychologytoday.com/nz/blog/maybe-its-just-me/201012/dont-project-your-feelings-inadequacy-others

          ‘The Pence thing shocked quite a few people. Myself included.

          What precisely do you mean by ‘the Pence thing’?

          • Night Owl January 31, 2021 at 5:28 pm #

            You can never be me, Maj.

            But I appreciate that you’d like to be.

          • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 8:55 pm #

            Again with deflection – no answer to the question – plus 4th rate, repeated gaslighting. You’re hilarious.

            In the absence of an answer, I’ll feel free to assume that you mean you really thought Pence was going to deliver your fevered QAnon-dream outcome.

            What a delusional fool. Hilarious.

          • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 9:02 pm #

            I could probably add to that your support, after your heartbreaking disappointment, that you were also in with the “Hang Mike Pence!” crowd too.

      • Tekapo January 29, 2021 at 11:09 pm #

        “Mike Pence didn’t want to be someone important and throw a monkey wrench in the works. He wanted to be a good boy and be like by the right people, the good people, the people who determine who the good people are and pat good boys like Mike on the head.”

        I have said before that the storming of the US Capitol on Jan 6 was a personal and political disaster for Donald Trump … he effectively lost everything he had in one hit. He had lost the election anyway by then, but he left office in ignominy, and with his brand greatly tarnished.

        But he did not have a lot of advantage anyway – 49 of 50 states had submitted their certified slate of electors by the safe harbor date of 8 December. Wisconsin was just one day late.

        His goose was essentially cooked at that point. And not getting to first base with 60+ law suits had already nailed him, pretty much.

        I think the comments about Mike Pence are pretty harsh. His role as Chair of the Joint Session of Congress was absolutely constrained by the law, and by the procedural rules.

        He had no options other than what he did – despite all commentary to the contrary. He was neither a hero nor a coward, nor a bellhop for dark forces. He behaved according to the law – that’s all that could have been expected from him.

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 8:43 pm #

        A Caesar race is right. The Republic is teetering on collapse. The people will demand a Caesar to save them from the chaos, which most folks fear more than a dictator.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 30, 2021 at 1:45 pm #

      You, sir, are someone I would probably enjoy having a beer (or coffee, tea, or lemon water, depending on preference) with.

      Great post.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 30, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

      (meant for shox)

    • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 2:07 pm #

      General strike.

    • Veritas January 30, 2021 at 3:41 pm #

      Excellent summary of our current situation, Shox. It’s ironic that the more technologically advanced we become, the more atomized and helpless. One view of the etymological derivation of the word “religion” points to the Latin “ligare”–to bind. We are no longer a country bound to each other or to an overarching shared consensus about ultimate truth or authority. “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
      Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
      The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
      The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
      The best lack all conviction, while the worst
      Are full of passionate intensity.”

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 8:03 pm #

      @Shox

      Thank you for posting what I believe to be the most honest and clear-eyed assessment of the current state of “fuckeduppedness” that the formerly free USA is now in.

      Some of us on this forum still weep for the brave Rhodesians who resisted the destruction of their fine country for 15 long years – standing alone – and fighting with incredible courage and elan.

  23. 100th Avatar January 29, 2021 at 11:42 am #

    Perhaps it is far too early in this post for Godwin’s Law to go into effect, but is there any doubting Arendt’s very misunderstood hypothesis on the banality of evil?

    Explanations as to how a one-time seemingly cultured and civilized society deteriorates in a fog of unenlightenment, intellectual laziness, orchestrated agitprop, and moral disconcertment.

    What the host is outlining, and what we are witnessing, is a society in jackbooted lockstep marching to the beat of a zeitgeist promulgated by a sinister amalgamation of journalism (infotainment, the 4th estate), political gangs, oligarchs, technocrats, useful idiots (antifa, woke pseudo-intellectuals on the dole at land grant U and endowments Inc.)

    Look familiar?
    A real trope, but yeah, history reads that way.

    • Sean Coleman January 29, 2021 at 6:49 pm #

      I think it might better be called the banality of deceit and self-delusion. I think she was greatly over-rated although I have not heard much of her. It seems she fell for that tallest of stories hook, line and sinker. This reminds me somehow of a young Italian philosopher-inteleectual (whose name escapes me) who, rightly, defended the right to deny the Holocaust while at the same time quoting the Communist lunatic (and Commissar for Culture and Education) against him, the destruction of reason. It is upsdie-down.

      The banality of evil. It reminds me of how people used to solemnly intone, after the moon landing, “One small step for Man, one giant leap for Mankind.” As if it meant anything.

      Christopher Booker in his 1969 book about the Swinging Sixties, The Neophiliacs, equated evil with fantasy. I have come round to agree with him. The banality of fantasy, then? Yes, I suppose that is true; it is always cliched and stupid, an insult to the intelligence. So I suppose from that point of view, the banality of evil is true after all.

      • 100th Avatar January 29, 2021 at 7:47 pm #

        From an American-centric POV.
        Do people believe the liberals, media, Politicians-D, celebridiots are all consumed with evil?
        They are speaking of persecuting Trump supporters. Republicans.
        White supremacists (whatever that ultimately amounts to).
        Re-education.
        Burn them down
        Put them in a firing line.

        This is what Arendt got right.
        How easy, how forcefully people are consumed.
        Force majeure.

        There is no secret. No complex plot.
        It’s sickly simple.

        She was correct, but people want to believe that some deep evil consumed people. To make them the atrocious.

        Sorry.
        It’s your nature. And you’re blinded to it.
        Banal indeed.

  24. Beryl of Oyl January 29, 2021 at 11:44 am #

    The NYT, mentioned in the piece above (good writing BTW) is backing off the COVID scam.
    I’m not certain what their game is, are they hoping to control the outcome as the narrative crumbles? Who will they leave holding the bag?

    The maskholes are pathetic at this point. We all clearly heard Michigan’s governor attempt to shame constituents for being unwilling to wear a “simple piece of cloth” over their airways.

    Now they are trying to pretend the reasons masks don’t work (which they DON’T, all you dummies who still believe this) is that we weren’t doing it right, we were wearing snotrags instead of full fledge diapers.
    Dr, Redfield was twirling around a paper surgical mask on his fingers, when he stated they were better than vaccines.

    Dr, Fauci only ever wore one mask when he even bothered with one, no he says two.
    Now three is even being floated as best.

    Think of all the people who have died from flu or pneumonia over all the decades when Dr. Fauci knew that all you had to do was suffocate yourself enough, and disease would go away?

    Anyway, this is falling apart, and the people still trying to keep it going will be those who were in on it from the start.

    It just shocks me how easy it was that they were able to dupe so many people with this malignant nonsense.

    • Tate January 29, 2021 at 12:53 pm #

      Well it will take at least a year to talk the general populace down off the ledge, & in the meantime, the economy plunges further into the crapper. Fasten yer seat belts! it’s gonna be a bumpy ride…

    • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

      Its literally a crime against humanity.

      Particularly now that everyone knows the WHO, CDC, and co. did not stop fake news about case numbers, and that the media actively blocked news of life-saving treatments.

      • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 3:42 am #

        Two Trump-level lies, in one statement. Run for President, 2024. You’re well qualified.

        • Night Owl January 31, 2021 at 5:24 pm #

          I would rather continue to be a highly paid professional editor at a blue-chip firm.

          Your dream, it seems.

          • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 9:05 pm #

            Your self-proclaimed hilarity continues!

          • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 9:08 pm #

            Ah, yes…your highly prized ‘job’ at a blue-chip firm, where you value your position so highly that you dare not express your true political feelings at work (as you have informed us before).

            Nice one.

            Hilarious.

          • Redneck Liberal February 1, 2021 at 2:38 am #

            I’m figuring your just a “keyboard warrior”. A sellout, in fact.
            Hilarious.

    • Disaffected January 29, 2021 at 1:37 pm #

      I suggested garbage bags tied at the neck previously (somewhat) in jest, but I think for the truly die-hard true believers that only neck tourniquets will do, with hangmen’s nooses being a suitable substitute. I hesitate to add that the final resort after that must necessarily be that old favorite, the guillotine. Absolutely positively 100% effective against all known pathogens, including mental illness due to Covid hysteria.

    • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 7:04 pm #

      I couldn’t agree more. It has been maddening as hell. I saw it was a big psyops or hoax from the first week. And now, it’s so entrenched that it’s become a way of life. Even if the MSM drops the daily fear porn, will people stop being afraid? I don’t think so. They are convinced. And people also do not like to admit they have been bamboozled. They will double down on believing all the nonsense they’ve been fed.

      • Yohannon January 30, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

        Bingo, especially the last part. Salesmanship 101: People sell themselves. It’s like fans oohing and ahing over an old singer who can’t hit the notes anymore. They don’t care. They love him or her. And they paid money for this…..

        They’re going to clap like seals on speed.

        • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 2:14 pm #

          We danced like hippies on their CIA acid too.

      • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 2:12 pm #

        Never underestimate how much stupidity circulates.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 30, 2021 at 4:12 pm #

      Curious how the NYT is beginning to back off (try to avoid it when I can), but it pisses me off and does not surprise me one bit.

      These “institutions” get away with all of this disingenuity because these ops are planned well in advance and they know their exit strategy before they begin. The just have to have the stones (or as GA put it, the “bawbag”) to shift gears and then claim they didn’t shift a thing. To literally bang a right while proclaiming a left in progress (in plain sight, too, that’s the only way it works)…and whoever thinks it smells off is a conspiracy theorist.

      Many can rightfully claim to have seen through this within a short period of time when things got weird and the chips were stacking up heavily against any and all common sense…I stocked up in early Feb and mentioned (well, ranted) to my wife after about a week of lockdown rules last March that it sure seems like they’re just testing the public to see what we’re willing to put up with. They were. Massive beta test. And as a whole populace we’ve failed miserably.

      Some of the smartest people I know are in the narrative up to the knuckle, and always will be until the NYT tells them it’s okay to change their mind.

  25. UrbanHick January 29, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

    Or… Maybe it was thousands of Trump supporters, egged on by Trump, that headed to the Capitol to protest. Then an aggressive subset of them stormed the grounds, and an even more violent subset of them invaded the building itself, some with obvious murderous intent.

    #notalltrumpers, but some of them, certainly.

    Could there have been some antifa in among them? Possible of course. Just like there were alt-right creating havoc among BLM protests. However I’ve noticed that Antifa protesters are smart enough to wear masks when getting their pictures taken, and there wasn’t a lot of those sorts of smarts going around on 1/6.

    It’s natural to not want to believe there are bad people among those who share your beliefs. I supported the thousands who came out in support of BLM and hated to see their efforts undemined by a few dipshits throwing things at cops and vandalizing fed buildings. I’d like to believe they were not connected. But I’m not going to weave fantasies for myself to believe in instead.

    Most of the time, this time included, the obvious is true: Some few deranged Trumpers thought they were going to kill Pelosi and kill Pence and were going to disrupt the count – and thought they had Trump’s blessing to do so. Also: Biden’s doing his job, a little stammery while he’s doing it, but look at news sources not intent on taking him down and you’ll see he’s doing what his supporters elected him to do. Also: That election was certified in 50 states after dems who blew their chance in ’16 were hell bent on getting rid of Trump this time came out (or stayed in an voted by mail like myself) in droves. And it was upheld in over 50 court cases.

    Fantasy is comforting and simple, reality is boring and complicated. Choose reality.

    • kbird January 29, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

      Urban Hicks,
      Well said, thank you!

      • UrbanHick January 29, 2021 at 1:11 pm #

        Thank you, kbird

        • Soul Forensics January 29, 2021 at 4:40 pm #

          Sock puppet congratulating itself under two accounts.

          • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 5:37 pm #

            Redneck Liberal returns.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm #

            Lol.

          • Redneck Liberal January 30, 2021 at 9:03 pm #

            “Redneck Liberal returns.

            I didn’t know you cared, Night Troll.

          • Night Owl January 31, 2021 at 5:24 pm #

            I care very much. I love that you are on your third handle. You have a fighting spirit.

          • Redneck Liberal February 1, 2021 at 1:57 am #

            You just accused me of a ‘fourth’ handle, having decide I’d been banned. Your ESP seems to be, as usual, way off. Hilarious…

    • Tate January 29, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

      “Fantasy is comforting and simple, reality is boring and complicated.”

      Speaking of which, read Yarvin’s latest at substack. “Donald Trump, the Natural Experiment.” Funny how BLM, Antifa were “unorganized” (according to Mumbles) during the summer yet according to the Times, those same unorganized summer rioters were suddenly organized & disciplined enough to not show up for the winter riot. Times article: “How Democrats Planned for Doomsday.”

      Yarvin comment:

      “Do you remember the dogs of summer? The riots that did $2 billion in damage? The miniature armies in black clothes and black masks? Those were dogs on a leash. They could be turned on and off in one Zoom call. Anything that can be suppressed with ‘a few key decisions’ is not in any way spontaneous. You just read it in the Times—so it must be true, right? And did the people in black show up on the 6th? They did not.

      And just who was pressing that button? Go back to ‘was announced.’ Who set up this Zoom call? Who selected the 900 people? What is this list? Wouldn’t you like to know, you fascist peasant? Go back to Dubuque, smoke some heroin and jack off into your Playstation 5. You! Hayseed! Why are you even reading this story? It’s about your betters—for your betters. We now return you to all the news that’s fit to print.”

    • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

      When you steal an election, you have to expect some pushback. You want to put them in jail for years? By treating them as Insurrectionists, you are creating the very Insurrection you fear. Charge them with trespass and let it go. Vandalism for vandals. The guy who threw a fire extinguisher? Well, he may have caused a death, so far more serious.

      But let’s face it: you all don’t have this kind of Wisdom. You want revenge. You hate Conservative White Americans. You want Camps, etc. So don’t be surprised at even more pushback.

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 9:03 pm #

        @Yohannon

        Good advice wasted on a fanatical regime. Common sense, pragmatism, and decency are never the driving impulses of the fanatical.

        I greatly fear that nothing will halt the march of these cretins towards a genocidal one-party state other than a kinetic response.

        Apparently, millions of Americans agree with my assessment, as is evidenced by the ongoing run on firearms, ammo, and prepping gear by millions of Americans who are damned determined not to end up in hastily dug trenches with thousands of others machine-gunned to death by these “Woke” terrorists.

        Normal people don’t want a Civil War. Sadly, these weirdos who have somehow seized control of this country are determined to make one happen.

        God help us.

  26. Beryl of Oyl January 29, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

    Lars mentions the Clinton versus Obama cliques.

    I’m thinking of another big story that hasn’t yet been mentioned today.

    The fact that New York State Attorney General Letitia James has come after Governor Andrew Cuomo over his concealment of the true numbers of people who died in New York’s long term care facilities.

    All Andrew’s pandering to the far Left doesn’t seem to be doing him any good.

    I guess it has always been true that those in The Party can suddenly find themselves outside The Party.
    The question is, why now?

    He was well on his way to getting away with contributing to the premature deaths of tens of thousands of people.
    What happened?

    • bluekayak January 29, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

      I expect emperor cuomigula to get “primaried” by AG James next year. 4th terms are a curse in NYS — Mario couldn’t snag one and neither could Pataki. The demographics of NYS now guarantee that we’ll never see another non-Democrat Senator or state-wide officeholder, and the democratic party in the state is lurching leftward. I think she may succeed.

    • SW January 29, 2021 at 2:44 pm #

      I noticed that too. On the news last night Cuomo wasn’t shown as an enlightened, wise leader stoically fighting covid but as a weasel who sent covid positive patients back to nursing homes. This was complete with the obligatory snippet from the angry daughter who’s “mother would still be alive and Cuomo needs to be investigated.”

      My guess is to show everyone in the Party how quickly the tables can turn no matter how important you think you are or how big of a tool you’ve been in their service. Think : East Germany.

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 9:07 pm #

      What did I say earlier about white “useful idiots” being the FIRST to be liquidated by the emerging multiculti communist regime?

      I rest my case.

      There will be no room for W.O.P.’s in the New Amerika, come the revolution.

      Even hunky Chris Cuomo will end up in a ditch or an oven if these Wokesters get everything they yearn for.

  27. wm5135 January 29, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

    A Good Fighter is not Angry – Lao Tzu

    Let us follow a bread crumb path:

    Corporate Raiding, Pickens, Icahn et al, Poison Pill Defense (drain off all operating capital and replace with debt), semantic deceit – Corporate Raiding becomes Venture Captial using Equity Capital, eliminate mark to market, financialize debt and leverage additional debt with financialized debt, having destroyed the industrial base mount a raid on residential real estate (the only real store of value for the middle class), ascend to the throne of addiction and market the most addictive and destructive substance available, prey on every human foible and weakness and whisper ever so lovingly – Hate Your Neighbor.

    Run a world class scam, Weapons of Mass Delusion, bring in a neighborhood numbers runner as a ringer, oppose the ringer with a knight clothed in fiat armour to the vanguard, extol his cult like affiliation as virtue and religious piety, put him in the bright spot light and run him for CEO under Article II of the United States Constitution and see to it that meets your expectations, celebrate a fraudulent real estate developer as a messiah, place the knight in fiat armor into the United States Senate as the junior senator from Utah as a sign of gravitas, rip the hearts out of the foundation of a society using a violent subterfuge and declare Victory. During the victory lap hold a flag with the very image of mendacity and the middle finger out the window to the cheers of a roaring crowd.

    Let a small group figure out a one time chance to expose the elite “riding the choo choo train to bumhaven” and the annointed melt down into a puddle of Montezuma’s revenge.

    if you look like a fool, talk like a fool, walk like a fool and think like a fool………

    and all the time we hear, “Look over there, it’s THEIR FAULT”

    Bush, Obama, Trump, Stalin, Adolf, Benito, Neville, Franklin, Winston, Nikita, Fidel, Mao, Ho, Pol, Augusto, Ruholl, Sadam, Russia, Russia, Russia, Korea-China, Korea-China, China-Korea, China, China, China, Viet Nam-Laos-Cambodia, Viet Nam-Laos-Cambodia ,Viet Nam-Laos-Cambodia, Iran, Iran, Iran, China, China, China, Russia, Russia, Russia, China-Russia, Russia-China

    We Have No Agency – that is correct, you have replaced discipline, honor, courage and duty with egocentric greed and cowardice. The cost of regaining the lost? Your life.

    I GOT MINE! wanna bet? bet you’re gonna!

    Reread the last paragraph of this missive and ask yourself, Who’s Foolin Who

    Delbert McClinton
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIYvnex_1BY

    Hate me all you want to, I’m on your side.

    • hmuller January 29, 2021 at 6:32 pm #

      I have no idea what all that means, but I support your right to say it.

  28. Amman January 29, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

    When you see a light at the end of the tunnel, wake me up…..

    • Amman January 29, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

      …..Meantime I’ve got a life to enjoy and good things to do.

      • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 2:17 pm #

        Beat the drum and hold the phone
        The sun came out today
        Were born again theres new grass on the field

  29. Kellyfrombayfield January 29, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

    @Jeremy, that’s why people here in Canada put their library books in the microwave before reading. I kid you not.

    • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 2:44 pm #

      I believe you. Only a very, very sick people would elect a Justin Trudeau.

      Imagine the kind of people who put Nancy Pelosi in office term after term.

      • Einsatzgruppen January 29, 2021 at 3:01 pm #

        However, let’s not forget to applaud the good folks who inserted that Greene whackadoo.

        I’m sure they are felling mighty proud y’all.

      • Raindogs January 30, 2021 at 12:31 am #

        Can’t be worse than the absolute CHUDS who put that skanky rootin-tootin’ gun-totin’ Boebert in.

        Blue team sucks, red team sucks ad nauseum…

      • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 2:19 pm #

        The i word was poifect !

  30. Bull Gator January 29, 2021 at 1:19 pm #

    So the Coprophagians have won and have taken control to make the US and World in their image, a “Turd World Country”! Next the Catamites will swarm through the Capital City on Winged Monkeys led by Transsexuals and other oddities.

    Praise Plastic Sex Change Surgery and Lobotomy as our saviors.

    Amen and Acoprophagian!

  31. MaryV January 29, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

    Very astute observations on the current state of things. The capitol ‘riots’ were obviously a false flag to anyone with functioning eyes, ears & ability to reason.

    I am wondering if Trump was controlled opposition. Otherwise, I would assume he would be as dead as the 2 suicided cops who were unfortunate enough to be on the scene of the capitol event.

    I also wonder if the cop who was killed with a fire extinguisher by a ‘rioter’ was also an intended target. Note that it’s not patriots who hate the police. We know who does.

    • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 3:02 pm #

      There was real anger from the Patriot Boys against the Police towards the end. Their leader has been reveled to be a Fed, but that certainly doesn’t implicate all of them. Anger against the enforcers of a corrupt regime is inevitable.

      The Ghoul told an important truth a week or two ago: You pussies can’t even stand behind your own protest. The Left would NEVER disavow its street soldiers. That we are so willing to give an a very important clue as to why we’ve lost. For generations we’ve been throwing “racists” out of our movement. For generations the Democrats have been loving their extremists, they’re most committed members. No enemies to the Left vs nothing but enemies to the Right – how could it have ever turned out differently?

      The Dark Truth is that “we” (our Conservative Leaders) accepted the Left as its moral superiors decades ago, knowingly or unconsciously and implicitly. The Revolution proceeded from the Head, down. Whites created America for themselves. That’s the Truth and it’s is simply not OK anymore. Thus America has to be transformed according to the Left. The “Right” reacts by lying about its Past, or desperately trying to appease the Leftist Truth Tellers with affirmative action, putting a Black in charge of the Heritage Foundation, Black Astronauts, etc, all so America doesn’t get cancelled. This just encourages them. The sharks smell blood in the water and they’re in frenzy now.

      That being said, sure I would assume they’re were Antifa trying to insure the Capital was breached, as well as Police ordered to open gates and doors. None of this changes the above. Not standing behind our People is the worst kind of politics, that of capitulation. Do you really think they weren’t going to crack down on us sooner or later, probably sooner? With one false flag or another? That if we had been “good” (or too smart too charge in there) that it wouldn’t have come to this? If so, you are wrong.

      • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 3:28 pm #

        No, in fact, I have thought that using Orange Man Bad and the show impeachments, they have been crafting the narrative that all conservatives are white supremacists. I know first hand, because I’ve watched it consume higher education, where I work.

        I watched Evergreen College’s demise, and that was the model for them all.

        White people have to whip themselves with cat-o-nine tails now, and pay obeisance to people of color, and stop talking, and self-hate, to appease them.

        It has been obvious to me where this is all going.

        • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 3:43 pm #

          I painted the extreme: the middle term would be Civic Nationalism, but very few are interested in that. Again, the blood in the water. Whites have bowed so low for so long on cue, that the minorities now expect it and want ever more.

          And even if we could recalibrate, Whites would have to accept that their view of existence is wrong and that very few Blacks would be in the better Universities or the Professions – or in college at all. Just as no White is ever likely to be the 100 meter or long jump champion.

          Trump pandered with the best of them, preparing to offer Blacks, “the Platinum Plan”, trying to outdo Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. Us? He mentioned us as little as possible – even when he did some wonderful things at the end (ending critical race theory in government and funding and preparing to overhaul the teaching of US history) he didn’t mention Whites per se. We are the Unmentionables, as well as Deplorables and Irredemiables.

          Free men aren’t equal. Equal men aren’t free.

        • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 5:39 pm #

          You are a higly perceptive and intuitive individual, Mary.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2021 at 6:28 pm #

            Indeed she is. She perceives and intuits the decisions of vaccine makers to refuse vaccines to deplorables in particular areas before they’re even aware of them themselves..

            One stands in awe.

          • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 7:12 pm #

            Thank you, I believe you are, as well.

          • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 7:13 pm #

            Flying monkeys who follow me around making snarky comments to get my attention is also flattering (see: GreenAlba).

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2021 at 10:28 am #

            Person who calls another commenter a ‘sick mess’ for refusing to fall for her lies calls same commenter ‘snarky’. Funny.

            Here’s the thing with your buddy the NarcTroll, Mary.

            He has a very high opinion not only of his own brain but of his own integrity.

            He says he’s ‘straight as an arrow’.

            So, here’s my challenge to you. Ask him if he backs you up when you claim – nay assert loudly (some would say hysterically) that your own regulators approved two Covid vaccines for mass use when they had not even proceeded to Phase 2 or 3 trials.

            If he says yes, he backs you up, readers may draw their own conclusions about his credibility.

            Yours, my dear, is already shot. Doesn’t matter how many sycophantic fans you have who admire a hysterical lie told in a worthy cause.

            Weasly words will not be required of him. Just a simple yes or no.

            Your performance is eagerly awaited.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2021 at 10:32 am #

            You may, still, of course, choose the route of an honest apology. That would imply that you apologise for the insults too, of course, since they were flung because you were called out on your lies and didn’t like it.

            Mary, Mary, quite contrary
            How does your garden grow
            With potty-mouth cries, and shameless lies
            And angry words all in a row

            Hell hath no fury like a propagandist exposed eh, Mary?

            I don’t hold a grudge, though, so once you’ve apologised we’re all good.

          • Night Owl January 30, 2021 at 11:43 am #

            The Narcissist has been injured by a new poster.

            LOL.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2021 at 12:12 pm #

            Have you? Aw, so sorry.

            And after getting all irritated by me.

            Bless.

            Support fishies coming soon.

            But you’re welcome to tell us what you think about Mary Mary’s assertions re the regulator, just the same.

            If it doesn’t add to the hurt.

            *Straight as an arrow.*

          • MaryV January 30, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

            Nailed it. The narcissist has been aroused. Now, we will see all sorts of non-arguments (the only way he? she? can ‘prove’ that the evil pharma companies even ran trials is because Fauci and the evil pharma companies said so). It would seem that most narcissists are drawn to the negative, ugly and cruel liberal/democrat side of the narrative. Because, narcissists are cruel.

            You can’t argue with them. I’ve had to deal with a lot of them in my life. This one is textbook. Green Alba, I mean. Maybe the Green is for envy – narcissists are jealous of just about everyone.

            I already explained to it (him? her? they? zhe?) that I have a close friend who runs phara trials for a living and has for decades, and that she explained to me in detail how the trials they are claiming they ran are impossible. That is good enough for me, given I am also of the mind that cuckoovirus doesn’t exist in the first place – except as a naturally recurring coronavirus we get every spring.

            But the Dem-think is very strong in GA. Much like others of that ilk, trying to reason with them is like trying to have a conversation with a box of cat litter.

          • MaryV January 30, 2021 at 2:55 pm #

            I see also now that it had to resort to taunting and making up childish rhymes… but yet I’m the furious one.

            What fun! I don’t mind being obsessed over, and I do tend to attract narcissists like flies. They can’t resist messing with someone who has a healthy sense of self.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 30, 2021 at 4:45 pm #

            Wow, that interaction spiraled downward rather quickly.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2021 at 6:56 pm #

            My goodness. The convolutions this lady will go to to try to pretend she isn’t a liar. Or a total fruit loop.

            Everyone must believe what you say because your ‘friend’ told you. You keep quoting Fauci – why would I give a tinker’s cuss about your Fauci?

            Dozens of countries have rolled out their vaccination programmes and you still think it’s all about Dr Fauci. So the regulators of all these countries have also approved the vaccines after Phase 1 trials only. Is that your story? Did Bill Gates twist their arms? Every country?

            Mary, your sycophantic friend won’t back you up in your assertion that the regulators approved the vaccines without Phase 2 and 3 trials being carried out.

            He won’t.

            Now, you know he’d just love to attempt a total demolition job by backing you up, but he can’t.

            His credibility matters to him and he’s not entirely stupid. This isn’t the hill he’s going to choose to die on.

            He knows your credibility is shot on this particular matter. So you’re on your own.

            I don’t see anyone else laying their credibility on the line for you either. And I don’t see anyone else confirming your nonsense about the vaccine companies depriving deplorables in the southern states of their vaccine.

            Where are we with that one, Mary?

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2021 at 7:05 pm #

            “Much like others of that ilk, trying to reason with them is like trying to have a conversation with a box of cat litter.”

            Like I said, a little potty mouth.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2021 at 7:18 pm #

            Here’s an up-to-date vaccine tracker, Mary, dear. I’m sure you’re intelligent enough to be able to make sense of it.

            https://www.raps.org/news-and-articles/news-articles/2020/3/covid-19-vaccine-tracker

            Last updated 29th Jan. The list at the top is of the vaccines that have been approved. Approved means that they have completed Phase 1-3 trials to the satisfaction of the regulatory authorities (this has to be done in each country where they are to be licensed).

            Below that are the vaccines still at the trial stage or still in development. It tells you which trial phase each is at.

            Can I help you or your friend with anything else?

            The thing is you are still welcome to not like the vaccines, and to try to influence other people to not like the vaccines.

            It’s just the lies that are a problem. And your potty mouth of course. But we can live with that. You’re not the first.

          • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 3:47 am #

            Still crickets from the Narc Troll. Who’dvethunkit?

          • Night Owl January 31, 2021 at 8:19 am #

            Damn. Mary got three word salads in a row in response.

            The Narcissist.

            LOL.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2021 at 10:38 am #

            NarcTroll

            All you need to do is back up your mate here when she tells the world how the vaccine trials really happened.

            With friends like you, who needs enemies?

            And all you can come up with, after all that time, is a couple of lines of moronic snark. I bet the fishes could do better.

            But I feel for your frustration. You have my sympathy. But not much.

          • MaryV January 31, 2021 at 5:04 pm #

            I explained my position as well as anyone can, and GA is still taunting and failing to comprehend.

            If someone believes that the authoritarian Great Reset monsters like Gates ‘care’ about them, they’ve already lost.

            This will be the worst ‘I told you so’ for GA in coming months.

            But… I told you so.

          • Night Owl January 31, 2021 at 5:21 pm #

            GA has a long record of getting steamrolled here. Particularly where COVID is concerned.

            It has more or less reversed all of its positions — and this is easily traceable in the archive.

            There were some real fireworks many months back. If it is replying multiple times to your posts, it means you have injured The Narcissist.

            It will never recover, so just get used to it, and enjoy your power to do what it fears most — expose it.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2021 at 7:36 pm #

            Mary

            Note how Herr Professor Doktor Owl will say anything except that he backs you up in your assertion that vaccines have been approved by your regulators without Phase 2 and 3 trials being done (this is the lie that is causing the problem).

            If one were that desperate for amusement, it would be hilarious.

            “I explained my position as well as anyone can”

            Your position is very clear. 🙂

            “and GA is still taunting and failing to comprehend.”

            GA is not failing to comprehend. She is waiting for some facts, instead of insults and presumptuous nonsense about her interest in Bill Gates or Dr Fauci.

            I do not care about Mr Gates, so the idea that he would care about me is somewhat bizarre. If only you would say something relevant.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2021 at 7:39 pm #

            “It has more or less reversed all of its positions — and this is easily traceable in the archive.”

            Then you’ll have no trouble citing a few examples.

            From the actual archive. My words, not yours.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2021 at 7:47 pm #

            Herr Professor Doktor

            A simple question requiring a one-word answer. Do it for Mary.

            Did the American healthcare regulator approve two Covid vaccines without Phase 2 or 3 trials being completed?

            Now, pay attention, Mary. Your answer is coming.

          • Redneck Liberal February 1, 2021 at 2:00 am #

            *chirrup…chirrup…*

        • Rain Waters January 30, 2021 at 2:23 pm #

          Ive played every crayola in the box cept black. . .

          Black magic woman

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 9:20 pm #

        True words.

        Cuckservatives have led us to the National Donnybrook that was 2020.

        It started with Bill Buckley and his purge of the JBS people many moons ago.

        It’s been all downhill ever since as Conservatism Inc. engaged in endless ideological purges of people on the Right it did not approve of. This is why conservatism has failed.

        The only hope left for the descendants of America’s founding stock is to band together in an ethno-nationalist movement that demands separation from this “New Amerika” that none of us are welcome in, nor desire to be a part of.

        This country will eventually be partitioned. I’m as convinced of this as I am that this planet orbits around our sun.

  32. stelmosfire January 29, 2021 at 1:57 pm #

    My wife called me a pig as I skarfed down my third pancake. I considered it a compliment when I ripped a voluminous burp.

    Slo Jo says “You’re a Dog faced Pony soldier” two animal slurs in one breath. Epic.

    PETA where are you?

    • roccofire January 29, 2021 at 5:32 pm #

      Hmmm Pancakes. Where is PETA? Good question, in my area until 4 years ago there was an active Green Party which did some great programs on gardens, being more green. They suddenly disappeared, I asked around and found out that the Democrats were shutting them down at all areas. I found an article in a Conservative Journal, where the National Green Party leaders were complaining that twitter and Facebook was restricting them, and the main press would not cover it. They wanted no distractions in order to get Biden elected, even the Hollywood Greens shut up for Father Biden.

      PS Yohannon or other denial types of Covid. it is real. I worked, still working in the e.d. 40 years now. IF it’s fake, what the hell is it? I worked extra in Covid ICU we are full, all COVID. Folks masks work, Viruses, and bacteria are real. Wash those hands. 2 weeks now since second Vaccine no effects except

      • malthuss January 29, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

        Yohan and many others note that the cure is worse than the disease.
        If people are wary of Corona, let them stay home and always wear gloves.

      • Yohannon January 30, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

        Yeah, you see you’re in a “Covid hospital”. Other hospitals? The nurses are making tic tok dance videos.

        Did you get the 2nd shot yet? That’s the kill shot.

  33. Einsatzgruppen January 29, 2021 at 2:24 pm #

    Great fun watching the fumes of what was once the respected party of Lincoln flying apart at the seams. Hard to imagine worse standard-bearers than the appallingly stupid Matt Gaetz and the downright frightening Q-Princess Greene.

    So, Kevin McCarthy slinks down to Florida to kiss the ring of the Creature from the Mar-a-Lagoon – all of this is such sad low comedy – you have to wonder if there will even be a GOP a year from now.

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer crew of spineless swap thangs.

    • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 2:43 pm #

      Hm. Shitty German as a handle. Could be Jello (banned again, it appears) or Carghoul.

      Time will tell.

      LOL.

    • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

      Yes, they don’t believe in themselves whereas you folk would be fine with public executions on the White House lawn. In other words, you do believe in yourselves and want dissenters (heretics) punished with extreme prejudice.

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 9:28 pm #

      So says Herr Einsatzgruppen.

      So, since you obviously identify with genocidal Nazi death squads please pray tell us all, just whom do you have in your gunsights?

      Seems pretty obvious to me.

      Deplorables are your “useless eaters.”

      And you fools have the audacity and chutzpah to brand Trump supporters as “Nazi’s and Fascists.” Pure projection.

      We see who is wearing the Totenkopf insignia these days: The Wokesters from the Blue States.

      ‘Nuff said.

  34. Ishabaka January 29, 2021 at 3:21 pm #

    Nancy Pelosi is inciting violence against Republican Congressional Representatives today. A Steve Scalise type terror attack will the the logical outcome. She should be impeached.

  35. Bleak Lives Matter January 29, 2021 at 3:25 pm #

    Per the recent Reddit victories: sell now. In the long run, the big boys don’t lose. You are the wool of Wall Street.

    • tucsonspur January 29, 2021 at 4:11 pm #

      I’m sure some of the ‘small guys’ made out like bandits. Pump and dump, don’t be a chump.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 29, 2021 at 4:49 pm #

        Yes, there are several heartening stories on r/wallstreetbets about little guys who are worth 6 or 7 figures, as well as those who are now able to pay off their student loans, mom’s medical bills, or simply next month’s rent.

        u/DeepF*ckingValue, the man who started it all, was up almost $50 million at one point. He’s wisely harvested $14 million and was featured in the WSJ.

        Here is DeepF*ckingValue’s current tally:

        https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/l846a1/gme_yolo_monthend_update_jan_2021/

        He only harvested $13 million and change, my bad.

        • stelmosfire January 29, 2021 at 9:31 pm #

          Timing is everything, Unfortunately, my timing sucks.

          • thirdcoastlegend January 30, 2021 at 8:36 am #

            Guts are important too.

            I saw the start of the current GME run via inflating option premiums.

            I had the funds available to jump in at $40 or $45.

            No guts though.

            Oh well.

    • Redneck Liberal January 30, 2021 at 8:21 pm #

      Indeed. From ‘The 5 Minute Forecast’:

      “Wall Street On Parade notes this curiosity: Per its most recent 13F SEC filing on Sept. 30, 2020, JPM took a huge long position in GME — “368,196 shares of GameStop versus a put (short position) on a meager 19,300 shares.

      “GameStop was a $10.20 stock [on Sep. 30], making JPMorgan’s long position worth $3.8 million. At the intraday high [Thursday], GameStop was a $483 stock. If JPMorgan had sold at the top, it would have made approximately $174 million on its long position.”

      Way to stick it to the man, Redditors!

  36. Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 3:47 pm #

    Cholo gave the key words we should use anent Capitol Storm: I neither condone nor condemn. The People will react against Tyranny. Not to do would mean they are less than human.

    • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 7:40 pm #

      Cause and effect, as it were…

    • Redneck Liberal February 1, 2021 at 2:03 am #

      Fence sitting, Yoho? Again?

      You disguise your wish-washy positions with erudite-lite references to non-existent characters from fantasy novels. Your basement must littered with Tolkien along with the cats hit.

  37. elysianfield January 29, 2021 at 3:57 pm #

    But how many weeks will go by before the whole country realizes that Mr. Biden is not actually functioning as president?

    Mr. Kunstler,
    You might also ask…”will the whole country care?”

    We are the few, the proud, the disenfranchised….

    • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 7:40 pm #

      His supporters never will, as Reagans didn’t.

      • Redneck Liberal February 1, 2021 at 2:42 am #

        *Gasp!* you can’t come on here and shit on St. Ronnie’s sacrosanct memory!

        How very DARE you!

    • stelmosfire January 29, 2021 at 9:43 pm #

      The few, the proud,
      the deplorable wretches,
      yearning to be free,

      As my fathers were,
      as I shall be.

      Cast off the yokes
      of the moneyed masters

      Fuck those Sum’ bitch
      DC bastards

  38. tucsonspur January 29, 2021 at 4:01 pm #

    ‘If anything, the political right-wing of the USA has shown miraculous self-restraint through four years of FBI / DOJ / CIA sedition, tech company tyranny, impeachment chicanery, and the rage-fueled calumnies of Pelosi and Company, all aggravated by questionable Covid-19 lockdowns, and climaxing in a fraud-inflected election that has not been subject to any adequate judicial audit.’ JHK

    ‘Miraculous self restraint’ was, and is still the problem. Democratic tentacles are now tightly wrapped around all the levers of power, and the anus of the Obama Octopus squirts its black ink into the eyes of its enemies. How formidable, how foul, how dark the day!

    Only events and a Great Man to conquer and lead the way through them will change the current situation.

    Fraud ‘inflected’ and not ‘infected’? Interesting choice of words, maybe indicating some self restraint in regard to reality?

    • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 4:14 pm #

      As long as the Great Mean always wears a mask, right?

      • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 4:16 pm #

        Man not Mean, but the great Man but also be mean and adhere to the Golden Mean (not the Golden rule except insofar as they concur).

  39. So many liars January 29, 2021 at 4:43 pm #

    Monday afternoon of this week I stopped by the local library and picked up four books, World Made by Hand, The Witch of Hebron, History of the Future, and Harrows of Spring.

    With the books in the car, I was ready for my next adventure, a Covid test. The virus had been circling around closer and closer. With two close associates confirmed positive, I fully expected to be positive as well. And positive it was. But I had books, so I was prepared for quarantine.

    I mentioned to the guy who gathered the testing sample, and later the guy who delivered the test results that I just happened to have some expired HCQ from an old prescription. Each of them expressed disapproval. One of them said, “if you take it, you’re on your own” – whatever that means.

    Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday were a foggy period of alternately sleeping and napping on the couch. Finished book #4 at 11:30 pm, well past my usual bedtime. Interesting series. Some strange stuff too.

    My symptoms were mild, some nasal discharge and fatigue, soon followed by loss of appetite and some loss of taste, and a light occasional cough. Then yesterday I began sneezing, with more today and a rougher cough. I feel like my sinuses have become infected. So this morning, I defied the counsel of the men in the lab coats whose names I do not know and I took one 200mg tablet of long-expired HCQ. I think I’ll take another tomorrow.

    If I die, my ghost will come back to CFN and blame all of you. Just thought you should know.

    • So many liars January 29, 2021 at 4:45 pm #

      *Ugh, why can’t I see things when I proofread?
      “sleeping and napping” should be “reading and napping”

    • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 4:48 pm #

      Those expirations dates are wildly exaggerated so they can make money. Truly it is the root of all evil. It’s just a cold. Almost everyone survives. Hope that’s ok with you. You sound like it is. Good luck.

    • thirdcoastlegend January 29, 2021 at 4:51 pm #

      Facebook and JAMA have begun changing their tune on HCQ:

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/440000-americans-dead-facebook-american-journal-medicine-admit-stand-hcq-wrong-people-prosecuted/

      The specimen collector you encountered sounds dangerously incompetent.

      • Night Owl January 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm #

        HCQ has been highly effective in treatment and as a prophylactic for decades. Has minor side effects and is cheap.

        #CoronaHoax

      • So many liars January 29, 2021 at 5:03 pm #

        Thank you for that link. Funny how it’s suddenly very personally interesting now that I have the virus.

        I have to say I don’t blame the guys in the lab coats. They have jobs and instructions. The evil and incompetence lies above them.

        • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 7:44 pm #

          Suddenly having a cold makes one special.

          • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2021 at 8:37 pm #

            Sure, why wouldn’t it?

            A man dressing up like a woman, and insisting in the strongest way that you address him as a woman, is special too, worthy of respect and the highest regard.

            Brh

          • Night Owl January 30, 2021 at 5:56 am #

            There is much wisdom in this statement.

          • thirdcoastlegend January 30, 2021 at 8:38 am #

            Well, some people don’t have the right melanin or dangly bits, so they’ve got to do something.

          • Yohannon January 30, 2021 at 2:32 pm #

            Yes, Covid is the sacred disease, as AIDS used to be. Will people now start trying to get it – like they did/do with AIDS?

            Strange world!

    • Rulo Deschamps January 31, 2021 at 4:23 pm #

      So many liars, best of luck, I hope you don’t croak!
      Most infected don’t die. Some barely notice it. My dad rode his bicycle to the clinic to have a routine checkup, and they told him he had covid. Spent a few days in hospital. Got mad they wouldn’t let him ride his bike back home on discharge.
      So your odds are good. This thing is not a big killer.
      I liked your sense of humor if faced with the grim reaper. “my ghost will come back to CFN & blame all of you”. That’s pure class!
      Get well.

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 31, 2021 at 9:33 pm #

      Take some zinc too. It can’t hurt. Get well soon.

  40. Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 4:54 pm #

    https://issuesinsights.com/2021/01/29/bidens-worst-executive-order-went-almost-entirely-unnoticed/

    Big brother/sister – PERSON – is here.

  41. Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm #

    Olympic Rules for Transgender Athletes:

    The new guidelines require only that trans woman athletes declare their gender and not change that assertion for four years, as well as demonstrate a testosterone level of less than 10 nanomoles per liter for at least one year prior to competition and throughout the period of eligibility.

    Yoho: Did you catch the “only”? Pretty minimal. Full acceptance. The lack of testosterone cannot undo the years that it helped to build the bigger bones and muscles. And what’s to stop them from using T at other times to keep all that up? Or the reverse: taking less of whatever they take to that artificially lowers it?

    Not a word about having to go through surgery either. Interesting. Ladies, you have been screwed. Good thing most of you weren’t really (add italics) that interested in all this anyway, only feigning interest for the virtue signal points. But it sure does suck for women who were really interested. And your compassion for them is well founded.

    • malthuss January 29, 2021 at 6:52 pm #

      bigger bones? penile enlargement?
      You mean DENSER BONES. your least favorite race has them.

      • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 10:58 pm #

        Bigger people have bigger bones. A small person can have thick bones. Two different things.

        This is your last warning.

    • Tekapo January 29, 2021 at 10:17 pm #

      Far too many female athletes from clean countries (US, Britain, Australia, etc) lost out on the track and in the pool, for the five Olympics starting with Munich in 1972.

      A lot of events were won by Soviet and East German “women” who were not checked for the correct X-Y mix at the time. Many were barely checked for performance-enhancing pharmaceuticals either.

  42. ed January 29, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

    Jim,
    All the good writing you have done in the past 20 years calling out the absurdity of our American system. This is most appreciated. Be careful. Can you live with yourself having become a pied piper of nut jobs?

    • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2021 at 6:54 pm #

      Yourself excluded, of course.

    • Einsatzgruppen January 30, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

      Ed,

      Sad, isn’t it? This latest foolishness, of Obama acting as puppetmaster, is in a class by itself.

      Einsatzgruppen — You miserable piece of shit whose user name refers to Nazi death squads! You can imagine yourself in that role, yet you can’t imagine a cognitively-compromised Biden being directed by his former boss? What a swine you are. — JHK Admin

  43. Soul Forensics January 29, 2021 at 5:23 pm #

    Someone upthread wondered why so many people get/got duped by the Covid nonsense. That’s easy.

    People don’t have the capability, patience, and deductive powers to investigate, dispassionately, the now-extensive information on the nature of this flu variant.

    Confirmation bias is easy to come by when TPTB are all aligned to infuse fear into the populace with ever-shifting, and deeper, levels of squirrel shit.

    It’s not a problem of ‘confusion’ for otherwise intelligent people, either, in the way of complicated competing narratives.

    It’s an emotional and spiritual problem, at root. That is to say, people are scared shitless of dying, thinking it not only an affront to their ego, but a cosmic mistake. Surely, if we can put a few men on the moon and engender a Green Revolution, we can outwit nature!

    Well, perhaps in a sick way, we can. Or at least, will be shortly able to. AI is percolating in the background. The uber-rich are financing research to accept their own version of artificial implants — half-borg, half-scumbag — to be able to exist for another 100 years in the same polluted body and mind. But that will necessitate mass death for the vast majority of useless eaters. Ironic, what, that the common personhood puts his or her stock in scientific triumphalism?

    The avg lifespan for the U.S. in 1900 was 47 years. In 2000 it was 76. And last year, it was 79. In Canada, the numbers show the identical trajectory, with a longer life of three years in each time frame.

    But that’s not enough for the trembling death deniers. Many nowadays express surprise when someone they know kicks off at 82, as if they had their life robbed, that there was some grand malfeasance, God sleeping on the job, or on a more mundane level, hospitals that failed to have enough expensive machines available to ‘save’ them. (Hint: trashed mitochondria don’t care that your heroic exogenous interventions are mildly ameliorative at best, useless or dangerous at worst.)

    For older CFNers, remember the Hong Kong Flu of 1968? The lack of fear, even the lack of news about it unless you were in a particularly nasty pocket of an outbreak. And it faded before a vaccine was even ready to go.

    I was going to conclude by saying that people will forget about Covid-19 ten years from now, not learning any lessons. But it’s now clear that this is just ‘stage one’ of a number of rolling Covid-like ‘pandemics.’ Covid-panic is just to gauge people’s willingness to cave in to fear and gov’t control. The next iterations will be ramped up more intensely, and most will go along with it, fear, ironically, compromising their immune systems even more for diseases other that Covid-34.

    • Tate January 29, 2021 at 5:49 pm #

      “For older CFNers, remember the Hong Kong Flu of 1968?”

      Nope, don’t remember it. I was 18 years old then. I heard about it just recently. Back then, people lived. They didn’t exist in protective cocoons.

      • Soul Forensics January 29, 2021 at 6:11 pm #

        “Nope, don’t remember it.”

        Same here. I only found out about it after the fact. I was 12. Parents, like all parents then, wanted their kids outside, playing. They didn’t even tell us about it, which I’m grateful for.

        Now, kids are conditioned to believe the world is a collection of mausoleums. And soon, pre-schoolers will get the “mind jab.”

      • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2021 at 7:53 pm #

        I remember worrying about the HK flu. I was worried about my mother getting it, as by that time my father was pretty much a full time patient at the VA from wounds he got in Korea. ’69 was the year the Mets won the pennant, which took my mind off a lot of other things.

      • benr January 30, 2021 at 10:53 am #

        Heh I was a fetus until november of 68.

        • Redneck Liberal February 1, 2021 at 2:04 am #

          Not much progress since, though.

      • cbeard January 30, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

        I don’t remember it either. I was 13 years old at the time. I remember taking the Salk polio vaccine on the sugar cube in the 1st or maybe 2nd grade.

    • thirdcoastlegend January 29, 2021 at 6:37 pm #

      “half-cyborg, half-scumbag…”

      I love it!

      Life on Planet Jonestown…I mean Covidtown becomes less interesting by the hour.

  44. Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 5:37 pm #

    Malthus:

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/childrens-book-author-her-husband-021412166.html

    accused of abusing their children. Look at the husband. One of the strangest looking people I’ve ever seen.

    • Tate January 29, 2021 at 6:01 pm #

      Another case of adoptive parents beating their adopted children. With the husband, it looks like he’s the product of too much cousin marriage, a common affliction among certain ethnic groups.

      Were the children black? That seems to be favorite match-up with family court systems nowadays, whites adopting blacks & blacks adopting whites.

      https://vdare.com/articles/michelle-malkin-the-matter-of-tori-rose-smith-s-life

    • malthuss January 29, 2021 at 6:53 pm #

      hang them. 2 freaks.

    • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2021 at 6:56 pm #

      That is a strange looking dude.

      But is he any stranger looking than George Floyd — St. George?

    • elysianfield January 30, 2021 at 11:45 am #

      Yo,
      Well, considering that a man’s beauty is his wealth, I would suggest that he must have “prodigious” hidden assets….

  45. Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 5:41 pm #

    Qanon Greene says the Rothschilds used space lasers to start fires on the West Coast. Is this better or worse than the Antifa doing it? Probably about the same as the fires would burn equally hot. More or less likely, probably less, but no less unacceptable to say. The Antifa are admired by the Liberals, though most won’t come out and say it.

    • malthuss January 29, 2021 at 6:54 pm #

      I know someone who farmed in Nor Cal during fires.
      He insists the fire was DEW.

      directed energy weapons.

      • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2021 at 7:45 pm #

        I’m reading your Cal utility company is pouring so much money into worthless ‘Renewables’ that there’s no cash left to do simple maintenance on the system like trimming trees and cutting brush away from power transmission lines.

        And the results of all this political amateurish meddling in the grid are rolling blackouts, brownouts, and raging firest fires.

        Brh

        • Einsatzgruppen January 29, 2021 at 7:50 pm #

          Don’t forget ‘sweeping the forest’ – the sage advice of the Leader of the Free World on how to prevent fires.

          • benr January 29, 2021 at 8:47 pm #

            Perhaps the dim bulb is unaware of the aspect in which Germany deals with their forests.
            Highly managed including yes raking up debris.
            Yes carghoul the dim bulb opens yap and nonsense intended as insults only further enlightens all to just how insipid everything it says really is.

          • Yohannon January 29, 2021 at 10:59 pm #

            https://www.amren.com/news/2021/01/mother-of-australia-day-beach-attack-victim-tells-of-son-being-assaulted-by-violent-mob/

            Troubles back home I see. Tend to your own forest, Saruman. Orcs again!

          • Night Owl January 30, 2021 at 5:54 am #

            Correct Benr, I spend a lot of time in “swept” forests here.

          • benr January 30, 2021 at 10:32 am #

            Imagine of the disgusting troll EVER attempted to defend it’s stupid posts how much fun it would be to dissect his every response,

            Alas we all know not only can’t it but it won’t as that would deviate from the proscribe talking points de jour!

            Pathetic does not begin to describe it!

          • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 5:21 pm #

            Trump displayed his usual ‘…just heard a little information about something’ and became an instant expert.

            “In Finland, after clear-cutting a forest area, crews use heavy machinery to “rake” or gather tree harvesting residues, tree roots, and other material into huge piles.

            https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/trump-was-right-about–raking-finnish-forests

            Hence, he was actually correct, but of course, really had no idea what he was saying. Actual ‘raking’ between the trees of an existing forest would be ecologically disastrous, affecting all manner of plant, insect & small mammal habitats.

            However, that’s not to excuse the clear mismanagement of forests in California, where underutilization of the resource has lead to old, mature & crowded forests.

            (…and, it was Finland, benr, not Germany.)

          • Night Owl January 31, 2021 at 5:35 pm #

            They do just that in Germany, Maj.

            The forest floors here are free of brush and undergrowth. Trump, was correct.

            Feel free to come for a visit, and I will show you around.

            I will even give you a tour of my fancy office and historic home. We have a Faema Legend, and it is glorious.

        • elysianfield January 30, 2021 at 11:42 am #

          “And the results of all this political amateurish meddling in the grid are rolling blackouts, brownouts, and raging firest fires.”

          BRH,
          …And you suppose they care?

      • MaryV January 29, 2021 at 8:04 pm #

        Lots of Californians are convinced that DEW have been used on the state. I just moved out of CA.

        • Night Owl January 30, 2021 at 6:40 am #

          That is an interesting topic. The patterns of destruction from those fires do not appear natural.

          I am sure one of our New Normal agents will be along soon enough to provide me with a link to Popular Mechanics to put my concerns to rest.

          • MaryV January 31, 2021 at 5:06 pm #

            Hahahahaa! Every crazy conspiracy theory needs a good debunkin’ from Popular Mechanics.

            I have no idea if DEW have ever been used or not, but PG&E may as well be considered a DEW for all the death, mayhem, and destruction they’ve caused in the state.

          • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 5:24 pm #

            Wasn’t DEW one of the most crackpot theories on the 9/11 WTC destruction, from that nutcase, Dr. Judy Wood? No doubt Night Troll has studied her theory in detail.

            https://www.drjudywood.com/articles/DEW/StarWarsBeam1.html

          • Night Owl January 31, 2021 at 5:32 pm #

            I have. I do not find it credible, however.

            Big brains are curious.

          • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 7:22 pm #

            Yes, they are.

            I also do not give it any credence, as you’d note if you’d applied your much-vaunted reading comprehension skills.

        • benr January 30, 2021 at 10:52 am #

          I’m Californian and I don’t believe DEW was involved.

          I do believe there is a group of people setting them on purpose.
          A jihadi manual went into great detail on setting forest fires.
          The data of this manual has been scrubbed.
          It was captured in the Philippines prior to 9-11 and also included using planes to topple buildings.
          It was the Jihadi equivalent of the anarchists cookbook.

          • Night Owl January 30, 2021 at 11:37 am #

            Quite possible. Certainly did not appear natural.

          • Yohannon January 30, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

            That’s the simplest and most obvious explanation. The Jihadis didn’t have the men on the ground – the Antifa did, being very strong on the West Coast. Nothing just over the border in Canada, same conditions and climate. Political.

            But of course, such weapons probably exist now, so it’s not a stupid suggestion, probably just not the right one. I mean they actually caught a couple of the people doing it, though it was hushed up.

          • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

            Ben, just a bunch idiots out setting fires for the fun of it, or is there a political motive?

          • akmofo January 30, 2021 at 1:40 pm #

            Ben,

            I wouldn’t be in the least surprised if it was Jihadistanis setting fire to them forests. We’ve been dealing with this kind of Jihadistani terrorism inflicted on Israeli forest for decades. The level of hate for the “infidel” by them propagandized Jihadistani fanatics is unbelievable.

          • MaryV January 31, 2021 at 5:07 pm #

            Oh right – yes we can add arsonists. Many have been caught.

  46. mccobb January 29, 2021 at 8:39 pm #

    When all experience is mediated by movies, TV, radio, Alexa, Siri, Netflix, Hulu, etc, and the Internet this is the result.

    • Einsatzgruppen January 29, 2021 at 9:57 pm #

      Yes – the great Neil Postman warned us of this in ‘Amusing ourselves to Death’

      The conditions were perfect for what we are seeing now – a demented TV ass clown inserted as president, a national crisis during the final year of this jackass’ reign of utter incompetence. Voila! Chaos.

      • stelmosfire January 29, 2021 at 10:04 pm #

        Ass clown? You talkin’ ’bout me? I’m the Precedent, leader of the ‘plorables an litre of the peoples. I be greater than a quart!!

      • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2021 at 5:27 am #

        Hey Cargill Trump is no longer president; let’s hear more about Bedpan Biden.

        Were you one of those weasley white dudes out in the streets of Melbourne protesting ‘Australia Day’? Want the name changed to something like ‘Aborigine Day’?

      • benr January 30, 2021 at 10:37 am #

        It appears carghoul suffers from Apophenia the connection of all bad things to Trump.

        Seek treatment you suffer from severe mental illness.

      • akmofo January 30, 2021 at 11:01 am #

        XXX/Einsatzgruppen

        Tell us about the Nazi President Xi-nie-da-poo. Is there ANYTHING you dislike about him? Anything that you dislike about the Communist Party of China? Please don’t be shy, we know you’re not.

      • Rulo Deschamps January 31, 2021 at 4:33 pm #

        “a demented TV ass clown inserted as president”: it took me a few reads to realize you were not talking about Biden. Applies to him too, you know.
        Also, what a repugnant handle you chose. Next time go for something classier, like “child murderer” or “Jolly rapist”.

  47. JohnAZ January 29, 2021 at 10:00 pm #

    Forest management, ha!

    Nature has been taking care of itself very well, thank you for 4 billion years.

    Fire is normal! Fire recycles nutrients, Fire takes out dead material, especially old material that cannot handle the droughts.

    It is only when stupid human being interpose themselves on nature that problems arise. If you want to live in the woods, you are the same as any tree in those woods, and just as susceptible to fire. If you cannot stand the heat, pun intended, stay away from fire.

    Blame PG&E for houses burning, that is a crock. They are spending so much money on BS renewables that they cannot build and maintain adequate reliable power networks into those woods. A product of BS liberal politics in California.

    IMHO, the people of these states deserve what they are getting. Hope their insurance is paid up to date.

    Something to think about, the old woods, like the Smokies are weakening, with shorter thinner trees. I wonder if the problem isn’t that when we take out all the underbrush and dead material, we are not removing the nutrients for the next generation.

    • benr January 30, 2021 at 10:42 am #

      The natural cycle for some Coniferous trees require fire to burst open the cones and spread the pine tree seeds.

      https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/fic_f_conif.htm

      Thus you have been educated.
      Note low intensity fires don’t harm the trees but rather help them.
      Mans insistence in getting involved has caused damage.

      • JohnAZ January 30, 2021 at 11:03 am #

        Man’s insistence in getting involved has just about driven the world into another great extinction. I am not talking about AGW either.

        Just look at the declining animal kingdom from top to bottom, declining pollinators, extinctions occurring constantly, forests disappearing and weakening, oceans full of plastic and garbage, overfishing, even declining birth rates and sperm counts in humans. Some people would even say the rise of the LBGTQ populations is nature’s way of dealing with our no. 1 coming disaster

        Overpopulation, and its consequence, pollution.

        I notice that there is not one single political proposition in existence to address this problem.

        • JohnAZ January 30, 2021 at 11:08 am #

          I remember,

          The only way to control overpopulation is the convince folks that dying is more fun than screwing.

          A really scary situation is to let nature take care of it, Nature is not kind at all.

          • elysianfield January 30, 2021 at 11:36 am #

            “dying is more fun than screwing.”

            John,
            And thus explains the vast generations of mothers who counselled their daughters to avoid…”The Fate Worse Than Death!”

            …Have some Madera, my dear?

        • elysianfield January 30, 2021 at 11:39 am #

          Madeira, of course…and for the vast majority of you that do not understand the reference;

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

        • cbeard January 30, 2021 at 5:36 pm #

          Overpopulation is something I’ve been aware of for a long, long time. Even occasionally mentioning it in comments here. But yes, no one ever talks about it. Even though it is the, I believe number one most pressing problem on the planet today.

        • Rulo Deschamps January 31, 2021 at 3:58 pm #

          JohnAZ, I notice that too.
          Overpopulation is the biggest issue. Not yet in the US, but worldwide. We’ll get there soon, probably, with open borders and such.
          I’m with you and cbeard on this. Nobody wants to talk about it. Nobody wants to think about it. It’s the taboo subject.

    • MaryV January 31, 2021 at 5:08 pm #

      PG&E burned down Paradise because of faulty outdated equipment.

      • Redneck Liberal February 1, 2021 at 4:17 am #

        But they put up a great parking lot…

  48. tom clark January 29, 2021 at 10:28 pm #

    Gnite Kim..Eyesore of the Month be comin’ soon…don’t forget to comment, Clusterfuckers!

  49. JohnAZ January 29, 2021 at 11:24 pm #

    BLM nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Ahahahahahaha!

    The world has lost its mind!

    • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2021 at 5:23 am #

      BLM, really?

      I thought George Floyd — St. George — would have been a shoe-in for the Nobel Peace Prize — but now that Bedpan Biden has come along I’m not so sure. Each one has his merits … it’s going to be a hard choice.

      Brh

  50. tucsonspur January 30, 2021 at 4:48 am #

    ‘It’s an emotional and spiritual problem, at root. That is to say, people are scared shitless of dying, thinking it not only an affront to their ego, but a cosmic mistake. Surely, if we can put a few men on the moon and engender a Green Revolution, we can outwit nature!’

    ‘But that’s not enough for the trembling death deniers. Many nowadays express surprise when someone they know kicks off at 82, as if they had their life robbed, that there was some grand malfeasance, God sleeping on the job, or on a more mundane…..’ SF

    Most people accept the inevitability of death quite well, and most people recognize the preciousness of life, even with the issues of old age. I think that you’re inaccurately describing the will to live, the desire to survive, that inborn imperative for life to go on.

    Whether one is 42 or 102, the will to live is still there. This does not mean that people are ‘scared shitless of dying’. They are simply following the life force. It would be a spiritual and emotional problem if one did not want to live, but rather wanted to die.

    • Disaffected January 30, 2021 at 8:02 am #

      LOL! “He/she died so young!” is the constant refrain from the bleating sheep. Stupid asses always think they’re entitled to live to 120, as if lying around in a withered up old corpse is some kind of treat – ask Ol’
      ‘Joltin Joe Biden about that. The “life force” is a thing alright. Unfortunately, so is the irrational fear of and outright denial of death.

      • stelmosfire January 30, 2021 at 9:27 am #

        I spent 33 years on the box. I could not count the dead. Seems like if you died outside the hospital I was there. People die, it’s not a big deal unless you knew them. Just don’t leave a big mess when you do it. OK. If you leave a mess please do it where someone that loves you won’t have to see it. Shooting yourself in front of your kids. Not cool.

    • Yohannon January 30, 2021 at 1:26 pm #

      You’re clinging to life. It’s normal, but not good or admirable. In Buddhism it’s called “trishna”. Check out Demi Moore’s attempt at a pout:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9203209/Demi-Moores-face-appears-normal-new-Fendi-image-sparking-plastic-surgery.html

      Spiritually, this is what old people clinging to life look like. You think death is the end, so of course you’re terrified. This is the end result of materialism.

      • MaryV January 31, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

        I can only imagine how empty Demi Moore must be inside.

    • Soul Forensics January 30, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

      “Most people accept the inevitability of death quite well.” –tusconspur

      This is false, both historically, and from what should be obvious to anyone who experiences the words and deeds of those over sixty.

      I urge anyone interested in the topic to read Philippe Aries’ Western Attitudes Towards Death: From the Middle Ages to the Present (1974). In it, Aries describes a series of rituals and emotional reactions to the fact of death for oneself (impending), in the family, and in the community.

      Death was recognized as a natural act, accepted stoically. People, of course, were closer to the natural life cycles of earth, of life and dying and death. They slaughtered their animals themselves, accepted the necessity of death to allow new life to exist and flourish. When one of their own died, instead of painting lipstick on grandma in a hideous, garish display of current efforts to “defeat” death, to “defang” it, they had their four-year-old daughters attend the funeral, look into the coffin (always open), and observe grandma with mottled grey cheeks, with cuts, dark spots, creased wrinkles, and the pungent odours emanating from the unlined box. “That’s your fate, too,” was the unstated message to the kids. “Better get used to it now.”

      Get a disease back then? Accepted. Dealt with. Relatives sitting by the dying family member. Talking factually about new family arrangements right away. Now? Shopping for fifteen different doctors in an attempt to get a better diagnosis, or to undergo untested, experimental therapy which, more often than not, causes a boatload of side effects, including, but not limited to, becoming a zombie and, in many cases, dying with extreme indignity, loved ones separated from the dying physically (look at how many families don’t even attend the grim hospitals where their loved ones deteriorate), and mentally (their loved ones are vegetables).

      I mean, Christ, just look at any second commercial on the idiot box: “answers” for erectile dysfunction, hemorrhoids, teeth that are less than brilliant white, dyspepsia, athlete’s foot, sore muscles, constipation. Breast implants, collagen-laced lips, and a million-and-one diets that’ll have you “lose 40 pounds in 40 days.” Think those concerns were even on the radar for those born in 1700? Should they have been?

      We have not only a visceral distaste for old people now, but a concealed and not so concealed hatred of them. They’re a constant reminder of our common fate if we also make to 70, 80, 90. So we “disappear” old people. They’re either portrayed, culturally, as nagging, ineffectual old men with early-stage Alzheimer’s, or sassy, whiskey-guzzling women with a raspy cough and a swear word for everyone. In other words, caricatures. Even in the 1930s and 1940s, many old men were portrayed as wise, or at least dignified. Women, too. Now we shuffle them offstage, or make them into cartoons, unreal and to be laughed at.

      I could go on in much more detail, but this is already too long.

      It’s all about ego. We think we should exist forever. It’ll probably happen, but not for us. Science is on board. A very small cadre of 300 year-old evil semi-cyborgs ruling over a mass of those who slave in fields, without family, and who’ll die at 30 when they’re used up.

      • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2021 at 6:54 pm #

        Jonathan Swift had some interesting scenes in Gullivers Travels of people who live forever. It wasn’t a pretty sight.

        Let’s just say everlasting life abrogates the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd laws of thermodynamics, with grotesque results.

        Brh

        • Soul Forensics January 30, 2021 at 8:16 pm #

          Hey BRH, you just reminded me of the sci-fi movie Zardoz, starring Sean Connery in a loin cloth. Seen it? Bizarre, hilarious, and quite good. Hordes of people over 100 and 200 years old, depressed and cowed, but nevertheless consumed with impotent desire for our muscled hero.

      • Chippenhook January 30, 2021 at 7:01 pm #

        One needs only to take a walk through a colonial era cemetery to get a dose of reality. It was the rare family that saw all their children live to adulthood.

        • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 3:55 am #

          …yet vaccines are a hoax, around here.

      • Rulo Deschamps January 31, 2021 at 4:10 pm #

        Soul Forensics, you left out vaginal rejuvenation treatments. A “growth industry” here in FL.
        Excellent post, thank you.
        The last paragraph is brutal, but likely to happen at some point. I know technology for the masses will mostly disappear in a world of diminishing resources, but the big dogs will keep working on this transhuman pipe dream funding their own research. They probably already do.
        “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”, quoting Arthur Clarke from memory, the words are to that effect.
        And there seems to be an occult element into this wretched dream of becoming gods, but that’s another discussion.
        I enjoyed seeing all the points you brought to the post tied together. An intelligent, stoic and commonsense approach to age and death.

  51. BackRowHeckler January 30, 2021 at 5:56 am #

    2°F in this valley right now. Must be pretty cold out of the Vineyard too, where part of my family on my mother’s side originated from. The Climate Czar — John Kerry — is probably not at his seaside mansion on Martha’s Vineyard right now as he owns 5 other mansions (and a Gulfstream IV to get to them), each one I’m sure toasty warm and brightly lit. So how is it he could sit in his study scheming to choke off the US natgas and oil supply, and dismantle our national grid, based upon ‘THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY’ when the temp outside his window stands at 0, and a massive snowstorm is blowing in on Monday? And if “sea level rise” is such a pressing threat, why would Kerry and Obama spend $15 million each on mansions on an Island in the NAtlantic, literally, right on the beach?

    I’ll go out on a limb and state right here if Kerry’s (The Climate Czar) interference in coal, oil and natgas supplies drives up prices and creates shortages, and his f#kkg around with the grid (shutting down power plants, hooking sh#t up to unreliable windmills) plenty of juice will exist to keep his 6 mansions lit up like Christmas trees, cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. And don’t worry about the 75 ft motoryacht and the Gulfstream IV there will be plenty of fuel to keep those going too.

    Brh

    • stelmosfire January 30, 2021 at 9:33 am #

      If Climate Czar, John “Horseface” Kerry, can stop the climate catastrophe on the horizon he’ll be able to keep an extra three feet of sand in front of his 10,000 sq. ft. beach front home.

      And turn down your damn heat!!

      • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

        Turn down my heat?

        Its the women who prefer it warm and keep the thermostat cranked up.

        Commissar of Climate Police — John Kerry — will be sending around his young, enthusiastic ‘Green Enforcers’ to check thermostats, and every other goddam thing you’re doing.

        And get ready for “the EV mandate”. RIP, Green Enforcers will be showing up at your place with an electric power tow truck, put the hook to your big 8 cyl energy sucking GM behemoth, drop off a little electric power sh#tbox golfcart for you to drive around Mass. in.

        And you’ll like it.

        Brh

    • JohnAZ January 30, 2021 at 10:51 am #

      A haircut in search of a brain. Thanks, JHK!

    • SoftStarLight January 30, 2021 at 2:20 pm #

      Wow I didn’t realize John Kerry had five mansions but it makes total sense. It really does seem like the people who have the most are the biggest preachers of austerity and stoicism. Practices they never actually participate in themselves.

      • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2021 at 3:46 pm #

        6 mansions, SSL,

        The Climate Czar is so worried about polar ice melting and the seas rising that two of his manses are seaside, maybe about $40 million invested in waterfront property.

        • SoftStarLight January 30, 2021 at 7:42 pm #

          I would guess $40 million is just a bit of change for the czar. That and he probably knows that sea levels are actually falling so his investments will be safe.

    • Chippenhook January 30, 2021 at 6:59 pm #

      I don’t profess to be a low energy user comparatively to most “average” people and as such I never expect people who use less energy than I do. I’d be a hypocrite if i did.

      At the same time I do not pay attention to any of the elite who virtue signal the world with their “climate emergency” histrionics when I know they personally consume hundreds of times more energy than the average person. When they reduce their energy usage to my level then I’ll listen to what they say. 10,000 sq. ft home(s), private jets, yachts, green manicured lawns in the desert, and on and on tell me that they do not believe what they preach.

      Regretfully the mega energy consumers are the people in charge.

  52. Night Owl January 30, 2021 at 6:47 am #

    Let’s chat about Obama’s Spygate, since noone has faced the music for one of the greatest scandals in US history.

    It would now appear the entire FISA court is corrupt, operating in the dark, with no oversight, against its own people. Boasberg is appears to be another in a long line of criminals.

    https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/status/1355254290756075522

    Unreal.

    • benr January 30, 2021 at 10:29 am #

      Watergate was a joke compared to the last four years of attacking Trump.
      It just shows how far the US has fallen.
      The average American is mean spirited in comparison to that era.

    • JohnAZ January 30, 2021 at 10:47 am #

      When the judiciary’s and DOJ’s job is to protect the president, nothing will happen. Biden has no worries, Dems own both.

      When the job of both is to screw the president at every turn, you get Trump, the Deep State owned both.

      • Redneck Liberal January 31, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

        “When the judiciary’s and DOJ’s job is to protect the president, nothing will happen.

        Sure looked like Barr et al were acting as Trump’s personal legal team these last couple of years…until it became obvious he’d lost the plot entirely.

    • SoftStarLight January 30, 2021 at 2:12 pm #

      And did you see who is at the root of it? Appointing those FISA court judges is none other than “Chief Justice” (lol) John Roberts. So yes, the entire cancerous edifice is inherently FUBAR!

  53. ghost of freedom January 30, 2021 at 8:26 am #

    I’m scheduled for bottom surgery, if Covid cases don’t interfere, and hope to participate in the 2024 olympics in women’s field hockey. Please contact me (sleekfast@comcast.ne) if you can contribute to my surgery fund. Let’s make the world a better place by self-eliminating the patriarchy!

    • benr January 30, 2021 at 10:27 am #

      My God man and here you are week after week clicking away.

      You have choices read the content and comment on it but don’t be nasty.
      Don’t read the content a la be here or no where and you would choose no where.

      Read the content enjoy it and keep your negative nonsense about what the man writes to yourself.

      I ask the question do you work?
      Do you put yourself out there twice a week?
      My bet is you don’t and are there for not out there for stupid comments and criticism.

      • Redneck Liberal February 1, 2021 at 2:08 am #

        ’…don’t be nasty
        Your level of self-awareness is frighteningly low.

    • SoftStarLight January 30, 2021 at 2:03 pm #

      Let us know more about you ghost. For instance, are you supportive of the new enthusiasm among the oligarch mouthpieces to initiate drone strikes on American citizens who disagree with official government and corporate policy? You seem to be in favor of silencing and censorship after all no? Is this why freedom is a ghost for you?

  54. JohnAZ January 30, 2021 at 10:41 am #

    Well, all you folks that think that you are not going to be touched by Deep State greed because you do not make $400000 a year.

    Heads up, Omar is proposing a tax on every stock trade to fund paying off student debt and free college.

    If we have everyone get free college, what we will get are MOSTLY undereducated Lib Arts idiots voting for the Left because they have zero experience and a truckload of Liberal BS pumped into their brains.

    Gee, just like the Dems would love.

    In the meantime, every pension and 401k would pull money from every participant. Think that might affect the middle class?

    I hope you diligent folks that paid off your student loans religiously do not mind getting screwed by the Dems. We should send that Somali bitch back to Africa.

    • stelmosfire January 30, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

      I worked with some college edumacated arseholes. I had to write lefty loosy, righty tighty on the visors of their helmets. Some would actually turn the hydrant wrenches the wrong way and say it was too tight. Then we got the chicks and that was a disaster.

      • Rulo Deschamps January 31, 2021 at 4:45 pm #

        stelmosfire, I know exactly what you’re talking about. college edumacated arseholes… count on them to put the oil where the gas goes, and viceversa, or to insist you “get technology to run your farm from an iphone”, or to point out you don’t have enough disadvantaged minorities there. Irritating as hell.

  55. messianicdruid January 30, 2021 at 11:42 am #

    After living in Minnesota for 5 years in the 80s, and keeping in touch with good friends, I can attest:

    After digging to a depth of 10 feet last year outside Buffalo, New York, scientists found traces of copper cable dating back 100 years. They came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

    Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a Los Angeles, California, archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet somewhere just outside Oceanside. Shortly afterward, a story in the LA Times read, “California archaeologists, reporting a finding of 200 year old copper cable, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers.”

    One week later, a local newspaper in St. Paul, Minnesota, reported, “After digging 30 feet in his pasture near the community of Lake City, Minnesota, Ole Olson, a heck of an engineer and a self-taught archaeologist, and his friend Sven, reported that they found absolutely nothing. Ole has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, “Minnesota had already gone wireless.”

  56. messianicdruid January 30, 2021 at 11:55 am #

    JohnAZ said, “I notice that there is not one single political proposition in existence to address this problem.”

    A Message for the Left

    https://nationaljusticeparty.com/2020/11/19/a-message-to-the-left/

  57. Einsatzgruppen January 30, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

    Seeking homosexual meet-ups.
    Contact at einsatzkommando@usa.com

    • SoftStarLight January 30, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

      Your humor betrays you. It is sad to me that the useful idiots are merrily and busily digging their own graves right now. And for what? So the most rich can become ever more rich. So the Earth can be subjugated and destroyed by maniacs who believe themselves to be the four winds. So that all life can be manipulated, transformed, and patented. The reset was never meant to help anyone but club members. You are either one or a shill.

  58. akmofo January 30, 2021 at 2:20 pm #

    COVID Winter Kindergarden:

    https://youtu.be/d54UNaRjK70

    ** Availability restricted to certain countries only

  59. bukowskisghost January 30, 2021 at 2:27 pm #

    Am I the only one to notice that the first nine of Mr Kunstler’s 2021 predictions are wrong just in the first month of the year? His predictions have all the accuracy of a wishful thinking astrologer. Fifty years ago I
    used to spoil political discussions by interjecting that the power structure always wins. The term deep state had not been coined at that time. Players change but things do not.

    • akmofo January 30, 2021 at 2:57 pm #

      “Biden’s” administration, as all the rest of them, is 100% by the banks 100% of the banks and 100% for the banks.

    • messianicdruid January 30, 2021 at 5:26 pm #

      “He who lives by the crystal ball must learn to eat ground glass.” Laurence Tribe

      • Rulo Deschamps January 31, 2021 at 4:55 pm #

        Druid, funny.
        I watched a bit of the video you posted, but I prefer to read. Videos give me a headache. What the guy was saying is true though, about wealth disparity.
        What does he say about overpopulation? I’m ready to support anyone who addresses this most important issue in a humane and rational way… although one doesn’t have much hope for political activism achieving anything these days, neh?

        • MaryV January 31, 2021 at 5:23 pm #

          If the PTB allowed suicide and provided clinics that might go a long way into declining population in about the most humane way possible.

          If I get to say mid-80s or so I’d like that option. I don’t want to be old and infirm. It just doesn’t appeal to me.

          • Rulo Deschamps January 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm #

            We have a right to check out on our own terms. Clinics would be nice, but a S&W will do the job too. If I get to the diaper stage, the terminal illness, the indignity and pain, I reserve that option. Not leaving a mess though…

    • Tekapo January 30, 2021 at 8:59 pm #

      “His predictions have all the accuracy of a wishful thinking astrologer.”

      I think this is a mis-statement of the reality. A lot of people (some far more rabid than JHK has ever been), including Trump devotees, believed that the general election was either rigged before Nov 3, or stolen after Nov 3 – or at least sufficiently manipulated at the local level to give Biden his win.

      And then, many of those people (without having to be QAnon nutters) believed that Trump desperately wanted to win, and that he had both the chutzpah and/or wherewithal to overturn the result with either legal or extra-legal tactics, up to and including military force.

      Many people were astonished that the US Supreme Court abandoned Trump at critical points, and that Republican state officials defended their results at critical points.

      Then along came the storming of Congress on Jan 6, and basically all talk about – and moves against – the slow-grinding election win for Biden were out the window.

      I am not in the school that believes the election was rigged and stolen by the Democrats, but I can understand why those who do are totally frustrated that things just plodded along towards an inevitable swearing-in of the Biden-Harris team.

      Look how much VP Mike Pence was vilified just for playing his only lawful role.

      Call it the deep state, or control from Beijing, the Illuminati, or even alien laser beams – the reality is that the system won, and the election has been settled. It is not surprising that a lot of people believed it was going to take a different – and far more dramatic – path.

      JHK is far from Robinson Crusoe in this … and anyway his bi-weekly posts are always an interesting read, whatever actually happens.

      And finally – I don’t like Joe Biden for a lot of reasons, but I think it’s a mistake to write him off as a sock puppet, propped up in a chair with comfy cushions and controlled by others.

      • JohnAZ January 31, 2021 at 10:51 am #

        After a week of observation, why is that such a mistake?

  60. Yohannon January 30, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

    https://thewriterinblack.com/2021/01/29/that-would-be-a-very-bad-idea-cupcake/

    A War between the Two Towers, Mar a Largo and Mordor on the Potomac is shaping up. Between the Two ex-Presidents, Trump and Obama.

    Hillary is Gollum, walking around in the woods looking for her Precious and when drunk at night, crying out, “Why didn’t you do this for meeee”?

    Blacks have never been this excited. White Genocide is so close now…. They built America after all and these Whites have the nerve to claim that they did it. Just like the Greeks stole their knowledge in ancient Egypt. But the Whites could never figure out how to make the Pyramids fly. Only Blacks could do that. But after the Whites stole the Knowledge, Blacks didn’t know how to do it no more neither.

    • JohnAZ January 31, 2021 at 11:09 am #

      Y

      Blacks do not get it. The more they push for government subsidy the more the White push back will happen. White Supremacy is the result of Black arrogance. If things keep going in the direction they are now, Reds will soon secede and “politely” ask the Blacks to leave the Red zone. Remember Gandhi and India?

      In the 1860s and 70s, the pushing of Black arrogance promoted by White abolitionists caused the rise of Bedford Forrest and his white hooded White Supremacists. The White abolitionists today are called Democrats, using the Blacks to promote their political ambitions.

      Blacks are 13% of the population in the US, they are “guests” of the European common culture. Their job is to fit in, use the culture to better themselves and make their kid’s world a better place. Not to change the US to the sorry state that Blacks are in today.

      One example, their job is to cooperate with the police especially in Black areas where crime rates deserve tighter police monitoring. ALL of the Black incidents are caused by smart ass men challenging police that are taught to react with deadly force when confronted. Drugs are almost always involved.

    • Rulo Deschamps January 31, 2021 at 5:07 pm #

      Janos, but the two towers were Orthanc (Saruman) and Mordor I believe? So Trump was the middling Saruman then?
      Trump had many Wormtongues… and Gandalf never arrived with his staff to break the spell.
      Any genocide, white, black, jewish, armenian, any attempt at wiping a group wholesale from the face of the Earth was, is, and will be an unspeakable abomination. I hope there’s enough of us to stand up against it if we’re unfortunate enough to live in such times.
      Sometimes I despair there won’t, as long as the Disgrace is happening to another group. The Disgrace happens to all of us.

  61. Yohannon January 30, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/idaho-man-won-lottery-sixth-230718021.html

    Larry Niven postulated the existence of the “teelas” people genetically (karmically?) predisposed towards being lucky. They don’t have to work, just play lotteries. When going to the Ringworld, they took a teela with them just so some of her luck might rub off on them and the mission.

  62. akmofo January 30, 2021 at 3:23 pm #

    I got the COVID-19 Vaccine. This is How I feel after 3 days:

    https://youtu.be/3bWAeRXnO1s

    • elysianfield January 30, 2021 at 6:13 pm #

      Mofo,
      Excellent! Make sure all your Landsmen also take the shot. You can consider the vaccination of a population as an expediter for “herd immunity”.

      …Some are chosen…some are otherwise….

      I remain,

      Otherwise

    • Yohannon January 30, 2021 at 7:45 pm #

      See? This Black proves the vaccine is harmless. Or was it only because of her melaninated superpowers?

      • akmofo January 30, 2021 at 8:13 pm #

        It’s not. It’s a bioweapon PSYOPS designed to make you drop your guard down. NEVER EVER trust commies/fascists/socialists/nazis/progressives/satanists. Their only mission is to destroy god and his creatures. I happen to be in the med field, and I personally know the people in charge of vaccinations and their kids. Not them and not their kids were vaccinated for the flu.

        • Yohannon January 30, 2021 at 10:08 pm #

          I was just kidding. Why did you post the above? Because she was Black? Because of the street scene of Israel? Not bad, nice pond, etc. Same pigeons we have.

          I found her weird and annoying because of her laughing. But ok, just a boring person who thinks she’s special.

          • akmofo January 30, 2021 at 11:00 pm #

            It was a nervous laugh. She’s not a fan of vaccines. She’s got very interesting health tips. That’s what first tuned my antenna to her. I’m always interested in the less heard voices. I find that’s usually where the truth awaits to be discovered.

        • JohnAZ January 31, 2021 at 11:15 am #

          Akmofo

          Anti-vaxxers have a big problem when enough people listen and stop getting flu shots, or MMR, or polio, or Herpes Zoster. When society drops below herd immunity levels, and the viruses come roaring back, folks will be selling their souls to get vaccines.

          Anti vaxx sounds great, as long as herd immunity by everyone else getting the shot is maintained. Thank all the folks getting the vaccines for your ability to not have to.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2021 at 11:25 am #

            Too true, JohnAZ. People who claim not to like free-riders being free-riders themselves is amusing.

            And they don’t live in countries where people have to go on sites like this one for their children, instead of buying them the latest iPhone:

            https://www.exportersindia.com/indian-suppliers/polio-caliper.htm

            In 2021.

          • Yohannon January 31, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

            Well they should go back to the old formulas. For decades they have been putting poison in the vaccines like mercury. Why? Then they deny they have caused a gigantic wave of autism. Why should anyone trust them?

          • akmofo January 31, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

            Being afflicted with polio or any other disease is not a lottery. There’s a reason for it. Nothing happens by chance. The reason is NOT because that someone wasn’t vaxxxed by pharmaco products. That real reason and the real science remains a suppressed mystery to fascist schooled ignoramuses, because all they know and all they can imagine is the garbage and deceit that’s fed to them by the Vatican/CIA mafia.

            They “save you from Polio” and murder you with Cancer before you can retire and collect all that they’ve stolen from you in a lifetime. It’s the same Satanic black humor that you find in them Flavian Roman scriptures. Same humor, same people.

            Nothing is coincidence
            Nothing is by accident
            Everything is planned

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2021 at 1:45 pm #

            Shall you explain that to the Indian Government or shall I?

            I nominate you.

          • akmofo January 31, 2021 at 1:49 pm #

            The Indian gov mafia in its corruption, puts the US gov and the British gov mafia to shame. That’s really the only explanation one need know.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

            Janos

            Mercury has been taken out of vaccines. Well it certainly has over here.

            If people can’t reconcile themselves to the debunking of the MMR-autism story, discrete vaccinations exist against the three diseases involved. I’m sure parents in that category don’t mind the extra dollars.

            Their children will spend a longer time unprotected, because of the stringing out of the process, but some protection is better than none.

            Thimerosal was used to prevent the growth of bacteria in vaccines that contained more than one dose. It was/is easily eliminated from the body very quickly, so had no time to build up to harmful levels. The threat was theoretical, like that from the small number of mercury fillings I’m still chomping on 50 years later (mercury vapour is more of a risk and I daresay I’ve breathed in some of that too when the odd filling was replaced).

          • akmofo January 31, 2021 at 6:37 pm #

            Mrs Green,

            I’m pretty sure you’re wrong about this.

            But,..
            Why was mercury with other poisons and carcinogens put in?
            Have damages been paid to those that were subjected to this poison bio-weapon? And if not, why not?
            Btw, you are aware that these heavy metals are inherited from one generation to the next? It fscks up families for multiple generations.

          • GreenAlba February 1, 2021 at 5:19 am #

            “Btw, you are aware that these heavy metals are inherited from one generation to the next? ”

            https://vk.ovg.ox.ac.uk/vk/vaccine-ingredients#:~:text=Thiomersal%20was%20removed%20from%20UK,vaccine%20and%20some%20flu%20vaccines.

            “In the US, UK and Europe, thiomersal was removed from vaccines as a precaution. This was in line with the global goal of reducing environmental exposure to mercury from all sources. However, there was no evidence that thiomersal in vaccines caused harm. Thiomersal contains a compound called ethyl mercury, but concern about mercury in the environment has centred on a different compound called methyl mercury, which accumulates in the food chain and in the human body.

            “A study from 2008 showed that the ethyl mercury in thiomersal does not appear to accumulate in the bodies of even very small babies. It is cleared from the blood in 30 days, and the evidence suggests that it is passed out in the baby’s stool […]”

          • akmofo February 1, 2021 at 7:08 am #

            Most current web page in my 30 sec quick search:

            https://www.ontario.ca/page/flu-vaccine-safety-effectiveness

            The mercury the other poisons and carcinogens are still there. These poisons are delivered straight to the blood, bypassing all the natural defences of the body. These things are bio weapons and were designed to attack the brain. It’s as simple as that. Soft kill bio weapons designed to disable any intellectual resistance to gov mafia tyranny.

  63. akmofo January 30, 2021 at 3:30 pm #

    Green breakfast in the garden

    https://youtu.be/7Hl_jzdCH14

    • SvrzoH January 30, 2021 at 4:26 pm #

      Odd how Roger Waters and Chris Hedges are absolutely blind to the beauty that you keep posting. What’s wrong with them?

      • akmofo January 30, 2021 at 4:52 pm #

        Godless Vatican Communists. That’s where most all of this kind of racism emanates from. It’s pure Satanism. A hate for God and his people.

  64. tom clark January 30, 2021 at 3:31 pm #

    I don’t waste my time of money on lottery tickets.

    Least of all for a COVID 19 shot where the vaccine is the “prize”.

    This world is very sick. I’m not of course, because I da boss.

    • elysianfield January 30, 2021 at 6:07 pm #

      …Gnite Kim….

      • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2021 at 6:29 pm #

        E. I’m not having too much luck locating a decent muzzleloader. ‘Traditions’ is located not far from here in Old Saybrook, took a drive down, alls they had were modern In Line models (which seem to have pretty much taken over)

        • elysianfield January 31, 2021 at 12:34 am #

          BRH,
          Look at the Thompson Center Hawken Line. I have several, they are upscale for a production model.

          • elysianfield January 31, 2021 at 12:40 am #

            BRH,
            I do not know if they are currently made, but they are not controlled as are regular center fire arms. Put an ad in your local trader magazine…”I will pay XXX for a nice condition Thompson Center Hawken rifle in XX caliber.” You should find one without trouble.

  65. tucsonspur January 30, 2021 at 5:43 pm #

    ‘Spiritually, this is what old people clinging to life look like. You think death is the end, so of course you’re terrified. This is the end result of materialism.’ Y

    You hide your fear of death well, hiding behind fantastic religious fabrications, using them like a drug to calm your fears and treat your terror. The abyss frightens you to death, thus you turn to the unreal. Reality is too much for you. You cower before it.

    • Yohannon January 30, 2021 at 7:36 pm #

      It’s natural to be afraid. Don’t hide from it. The difference between us is that I acknowledge both the reality of death and my fear of it. And then, I seek (and often find) Supernatural aid. As a materialist, you are naturally terrified. Only a fairly rare type of man can be calm at the prospect of approaching non-existence. You are not so chosen!

      • GreenAlba January 31, 2021 at 1:12 pm #

        Why would you be freaked out by your non-existence? You were non-existent for billions of years and not freaked out by it.

        Now, if someone were to tell you you were going to be tortured for eternity by a ‘loving’ God because he couldn’t forgive you for not being convinced he existed, that would be a different matter, and people not convinced either way might be very justifiably freaked out.

        But simple non-existence? What’s scary about that? You’d be no more aware of your non-existence than a dried-out Covid virus dead on that mask you left in a pocket for three weeks and forgot about.

        • Yohannon January 31, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

          As immortal beings who have somehow gotten involved in mortality, we naturally long for the former and dread the latter. Your argument is an old one. The Epicureans used it in ancient Greece, as have many throughout the ages. It doesn’t satisfy and it doesn’t help many. Maybe you are one of the rare “dry” ones it does help. It is rational of course, makes sense and has some linear sensible truth to it.

          I eschew the doctrine of Eternal Hell – as did one of Lewis’ influences, George MacDonald. But Lewis converted and went orthodox, and I assume he came to accept it. Hope I’m wrong since it does mitigate against the doctrine of a supremely good and compassionate God.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2021 at 1:39 pm #

            It does indeed, as you were honest enough to admit a previous time as well.

            What is most appalling is that all you have to do is to not be convinced by a complete lack of evidence and you’re down there with Pol Pot, Genghis Khan and Ted Bundy.

            Non-existence sounds very nice by comparison.

          • Yohannon January 31, 2021 at 9:37 pm #

            Well that’s the Semitic all or nothing, our way or the highway attitude. I rebelled against it by turning to the East. I don’t like it. It’s problematic as Hirsi Ali says.

            But Roman Catholicism is the Tradition I was born into – the karma of my birth. And it is “a” (not the) Path to God. Did you ever discern (experience) the real Presence in the Eucharist? By God’s grace, I do on a regular basis. Thank you, Lord.

            Maybe the C of E doesn’t have the real Eucharist and thus you never got the chance.

            Anyway, it’s amazing. Not everything wonderful is long ago or far to the East. It’s as near as the nearest Catholic Church, every day, not just on Sundays. That’s something. Oh, that’s something indeed.

          • GreenAlba February 1, 2021 at 5:14 am #

            “Maybe the C of E doesn’t have the real Eucharist and thus you never got the chance.”

            Maybe the C of E is an English thing.

            Up here they call their offshoot Episcopalians, on account of having bishops like your lot. As opposed to your very big club, they’re a very small club which I ain’t in.

            But I was always equal opportunity – have been to Anglican, Methodist, Baptist and such like for various reasons. And yours. But yours don’t let us take communion. Or didn’t.

  66. tucsonspur January 30, 2021 at 6:05 pm #

    “Most people accept the inevitability of death quite well.” –tusconspur

    ‘This is false, both historically, and from what should be obvious to anyone who experiences the words and deeds of those over sixty.’ SF

    It is not false. We all succumb to the ravages of age. Some complain about it more than others, which is only natural. It is just the ‘life force’ expressing itself. I guess the people I know are braver than the ones you know.

    Civilization itself is a denial of death, says Ernest Becker:

    The premise of The Denial of Death is that human civilization is ultimately an elaborate, symbolic defense mechanism against the knowledge of our mortality, which in turn acts as the emotional and intellectual response to our basic survival mechanism. Becker argues that a basic duality in human life exists between the physical world of objects and a symbolic world of human meaning.

    Thus, since humanity has a dualistic nature consisting of a physical self and a symbolic self, we are able to transcend the dilemma of mortality through heroism, by focusing our attention mainly on our symbolic selves.

    This symbolic self-focus takes the form of an individual’s “immortality project” (or “causa sui project”), which is essentially a symbolic belief-system that ensures one’s self is believed superior to physical reality.

    By successfully living under the terms of the immortality project, people feel they can become heroic and, henceforth, part of something eternal: something that will never die as compared to their physical body. This, in turn, gives people the feeling that their lives have meaning, a purpose, and are significant in the grand scheme of things.

    Immortality projects are one way that people manage death anxiety. Some people, however, will keep themselves drunk or use drugs (or religion, my words) to escape their anxiety in the face of death.[3] Others will try to manage the terror of death by ignoring the problem and by “tranquilizing oneself with the trivial” (a term Becker borrowed from Kierkegaard). Becker describes the success of the Christian world picture as being able to take “slaves, cripples… the simple and the mighty” and turn them into heroes of their own story by looking beyond this world to the heavenly realm.

    • Soul Forensics January 30, 2021 at 7:12 pm #

      “I guess the people I know are braver than the ones you know.” — tusconspur

      That’s rather presumptuous, which you even admit to with your “I guess” starter. The reason I concentrated on the historical angle is to take it out of the realm of anecdote — my N=1 experience vs your N=1 experience — which gets us nowhere.

      I’m 64, and I believe, from what you’ve stated elsewhere, that you’re older. We’ve both, then, experienced hundreds, and probably thousands, of encounters with elderly people. their fears, their desires, their defenses. Many times, we have, also, to read between the lines. Brave, self-flattering fronts. “Hey, I just want to be happy and slide into my grave sideways instead of fading away!” Then you find out that they freak out about non-organic food or (currently) shoppers without masks.

      Actions speak louder than words. I referenced TV ad execs who get paid big bucks by instilling fear into viewers that they need to buy x product to avoid y disease, or to look younger, which, symbolically transparent, is just a wish to avoid aging (death). 97% of North American households have at least one TV. They aren’t sitting in the living room corner, unused, because they’re aesthetically beautiful. Despite the invention and — 20 or so years ago — widespread use of the internet, TV watching has increased from the late 1980s to the present from 3.5 hours per day to 4 hours per day. (I include netflix and related sites in the mix.) Without going into chicken and egg questions — do ads initiate viewers’ behaviour, or do they just tune into already existing fears? (I believe the latter) — there’s no dispute that they work.

      There’s also no dispute that our ontological assessments and conclusions, as a species, have been transformed drastically over the past few centuries, so much so that it’s altered our basic concept of death. As already stated, death was simply acknowledged as a reality to take in, like any other. There wasn’t the fear, distaste, wishing to alter its arrival. If I were to indulge in filling in more space, I could’ve provided many more examples. Then there’s the even-now holdover attitudes towards death we see in non-Western countries that accept death on its own terms: burning ghats, rituals of death meditation, and so on.

      Your response is basically an abstract theory or philosophy by one person, without historical buttressing. Civilization is a complicated topic, not one amenable to grand theories without getting into messy temporal details. I don’t have a problem with civilization as a “response to our basic survival mechanism.” Who would be so churlish as to not acknowledge, let alone champion, the scientific and technological advances involved in, for example, extending life and health circa 1900 and on?

      But I’m talking about spiritual attitudes. What does it matter if we live to be 150, if we do so in defiance and, yes, fear of our collective fate?

      Worm food!

      (Or if cremated, a smudge of ash.)

  67. BackRowHeckler January 30, 2021 at 6:46 pm #

    On a happier note, a 20 year old nephew who’s been staying with us for the past 6 months or so is finishing up an 18 month machinist/tool & die maker course in a few weeks; he’s getting multiple job offers from all over the state and surrounding states. A recruiter even came to the house and met with the kid a few days ago. All the manufacturing here is for the DOD, P&W Aircraft, Sikorsky Helicopters, General Dynamics Submarines, Colt to name a few. I’m taking a little credit for this because I talked him out of going to State U when he got out of HS (Do you want to end up like me?), steered him toward vocational school.

    Brh

    • akmofo January 30, 2021 at 8:16 pm #

      Very nice. My dad is tool & die maker. It’s a good job, but doesn’t pay much.

      • elysianfield January 31, 2021 at 12:30 am #

        Mofo,
        A Journeyman tool and die maker, even today, makes a good living wage in the US…$70K plus. Skilled labor…highly skilled.

      • BackRowHeckler January 31, 2021 at 6:30 am #

        Akmofo I know yo