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The Pipe-bomb Caper

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     Kudos to Darren J. Beattie of Revolver News and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) for doing the FBI’s work for the FBI, smoking out the role of law enforcement (including the FBI) in but one module of the J6 operation that turned a peaceful mass assembly of disgruntled voters into a riot in order to color it as an “insurrection” and so destroy opposition to the falsely-elected, tyrannically corrupt, and epically deranged regime fronted by the ghost-in-the-White House, “Joe Biden.”

     Mr. Massie arranged to extract previously unseen video from the Capitol Police vaults showing the exceedingly strange behavior of various law-men in the minutes after one of their number reported a pipe-bomb beside a park bench, a few steps away from their parked vehicles, outside the DNC headquarters near the US Capitol building around one o’clock in the afternoon on J6/21, just around the time that a joint session of Congress would commence the entertainment of official complaints and objections to the certification of votes in the 2020 presidential election. Of course, that proceeding was disrupted by events outside and inside the US Capitol, and those many complaints and objections were never registered.

Two cars are shown parked blocking the driveway to the basement garage: a white Washington DC Metro Police SUV and a black Secret Service cruiser — because Veep Kamala Harris happened to be in the building at the time. A man with a backpack, later identified as a plainclothes Capitol Police officer, steps up first to the Metro car, then to the Secret Service cruiser, cueing minutes of slow milling-about by the officers in the two cars. Eventually several cops dawdle over to the bench to inspect what turns out to be a pipe-bomb planted in plain sight on the ground there. The video shows no effort to cordon-off the area or to stop cars or pedestrians (children) from entering the scene near the bomb.

      Video (still photos above) from another closed-circuit camera outside the DNC from the night before J6 showed a different mysterious masked-and-hooded figure with a backpack loitering at that same bench, ostensibly planting the pipe-bomb. In three years, the FBI has been unable to identify or locate this character. That night video shows signs of tampering and the frame-rate is sub-standard. The video is time-stamped 17 hours before the police find the bomb around one o’clock the next day. Strangely, the timer fixed to the outside of the bomb turns out to be a one-hour egg-timer. . . as I said, planted seventeen hours before. How’s that supposed to work?

     At 4:05 of the Massie video (top one from Mr. Beattie’s “X” feed), someone at DC Metro Police headquarters by remote control pans the closed-circuit camera toward the bench itself and zooms close-up (4:17) to the pipe-bomb (still photo above). Secret Service agents finally get out of their cruiser, amble over to look at the bench and the bomb, while kids are allowed to cross the street right in front of the bomb. Moments later, the SS agents pile back in their cruiser and pull out of the scene, leaving Kamala Harris inside the building with the bomb still planted. More DC Metro cars pull up to the scene, parking right in front of what would be the pipe-bomb’s blast zone. End of video.

    Rather mysterious behavior, wouldn’t you say? Most particularly, nobody among all those LEOs shows any fear of the bomb going off, no effort to get out of the way. Were they a hundred percent sure it was a fake bomb? How would they know? You can assume there was some phone communication going on in those two cars. Did somebody call the FBI? Did the FBI tell the Secret Service agents, “Nah, don’t worry, it’s a dummy bomb.” How would the FBI know that? (Unless they arranged the whole caper.)

     A number of commentators on “X” (Twitter) have remarked on the peculiar point that in three years since J6/21, Kamala Harris has barely uttered a peep about almost getting blown-up that day. You think she’d be blaring that from the steps of the Executive Office Building right into the microphones of NBC News and CNN — just as Liz Cheney, AOC, and Nancy Pelosi have been blubbering to the news media over their near-murder at the hands of J-Sixers, to fortify the “insurrection” narrative.

     For three years the entire mainstream media showed zero interest in any facet of the pipe-bomb story — and let’s not forget, there was a second identical pipe-bomb planted at the RNC headquarters a two-minute walk away from the DNC. How come such strenuous lack of interest? You might hypothesize the obvious: that the media (and the blob regime they serve) don’t want anybody looking into the matter, or even becoming aware of it.

     Here’s what you might suppose actually did happen: some person among the FBI, the Capitol Police, the Metro Police, or some other blob agency, planted those bombs (or, shall we say, those pipes with egg-timers fastened to them, because the police have never revealed what was inside them). They were originally intended to cause a police hullaballoo that would prompt an evacuation of Congress in order to disrupt the electoral vote certification and the objections entailed. But the bombs were not needed because Capitol Police and other LEOs on the scene at the Capitol itself had commenced lobbing flash-bang grenades and shooting rubber bullets into the crowd around one o’clock, while still other shadowy figures among the crowd, say, the character known as Ray Epps (“You need to go into the Capitol, into the Capitol”) instigated an invasion of the building, which even more successfully and colorfully drove out the senators and Congresspersons.

      Thus, the “insurrection,” another long-running blob hoax that is now wobbling and unravelling, like RussiaGate and UkraineGate before it. What’s actually needed, in the immortal phrasing of Ray Epps, is an inquiry into the original House J6 Committee monkey business, and especially how chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) happened to order the destruction of all the committee’s accumulated evidence, including video of witness depositions and the transcripts.

     The pipe bomb caper has come back to bite the blob on its gelatinous ass. What’s also needed are depositions from the Metro Police officers and the Secret Service agents who were in those two cars outside the DNC that day, explaining why they carried on the way they did. Are the authorities going to pretend now that they can’t find out who they are? Maybe FBI Director Chris Wray can shed some light on that in a House hearing room, or else go on the record that he can’t say because. . . reasons.

     Meanwhile, it also happens that the US Supreme Court is about take up the matter of the janky federal law —  the “Enron Law,” 18 U.S. Code Section 1512(c)(2), or “Tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant” — that was used to hang felony charges around the necks of hundreds of J6 protesters, who otherwise did little besides stroll around inside the Capitol taking selfies. The court’s decision is likely to vacate all those charges, as well as charges against presidential candidate Donald Trump similarly (and erroneously) cooked up by Special Counsel Jack Smith. The mills of justice turn slowly, but they grind exceeding fine. . . .

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641 Responses to “The Pipe-bomb Caper”

  1. Bill of Rights January 22, 2024 at 9:43 am #

    This report alone was worth my annual subscription.

  2. Miss Demeanor January 22, 2024 at 9:43 am #

    Just another version of pulling the fire alarm to avoid legal discourse.

  3. Night Owl January 22, 2024 at 9:51 am #

    Good podcast from Nicola Charles this week over at White Rabbit Australia.

    This lady is one of a few who sees what is truly going on in aggregate. Much like Yeadon, Bob Moran, etc.


    A mind like a steel trap.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 12:30 pm #

      They do appear to think we believe them.

      The only people who aren’t on to them are the people who have never heard of them, by now.

    • Socrates-Detroit January 23, 2024 at 4:18 am #

      Nicola Charles calls Bush and Blair war criminals. Rightly so. The blood of countless Iraqis is on their hands.

      No one was able to stop it the unjust war on Iraq (not that Saddam Hussein was a good man and complete victim. He was responsible for countless deaths as well)

      No one was held accountable for the unjust war on/in Iraq.

      So no one should be surprised at what Netenyahu and the Israeli government are doing in Gaza, right in front of everyone and anyone with open eyes.

  4. Night Owl January 22, 2024 at 9:53 am #

    RE: The J6 hoax. More attention should also be given to the fact that Pelosi had a pro camera crew following her around that day.

    One hoax after another.

    • JohnAZ January 22, 2024 at 9:58 am #

      Didn’t she also “stand down” the Capitol police, our modern day Praetorian guard even though the rally was known about for weeks prior?

      • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 10:21 am #

        President Trump repeatedly referred to Nikki Haley as being in charge of security that day, in a recent speech.

        People are trying to use it as evidence of dementia, of course, while others are using it as an example of 99D chess, in that he got the MSM yelling that Nancy Pelosi was in charge of security that day.

        • jackrabbit January 22, 2024 at 10:31 am #

          Yeah, the tangerine twatwaffle and 99d chess….sure.

          • Cankerpuss January 22, 2024 at 10:38 am #


          • RD3 January 22, 2024 at 10:57 am #

            That’s what Trump called his wife when he stumbled into her behind a dumpster at Golden Corral.

          • Night Owl January 22, 2024 at 2:10 pm #

            Your 1-bedroom coompod apartment in NZ could fit in one of the guest bathrooms at most of Trump’s many large and luxurious properties.

            I know this pains you.

          • Mike Sherman January 22, 2024 at 9:12 pm #

            “Your 1-bedroom coompod apartment in NZ could fit in one of the guest bathrooms at most of Trump’s many large and luxurious properties. I know this pains you.

            Very witty. It also speaks to your undying, underlying jealousy of the wealthy…

          • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 6:00 am #

            It’s not that witty, Mike.

            Mike’s heart is pumping fast again, and he is posting furiously.

            Why? He just found out that it looks like Trump will be the nominee.

            He’s like a sports ball fan.

            Reacting to the simple stimuli placed before him.


          • benr January 23, 2024 at 9:00 am #

            Look at maj the soap lady trying to get all clinical and profoundly failing in this endeavor.
            The guy so green with envy he rabidly froths with envy at the merest mention of Orangeman Bad.

            You lack self awareness and have Trump derangement syndrome.
            Seek counseling you will need it over the next five years.

            We if course will enjoy the spectacle of you and other progressive turds losing their shit over the next eleven or so months.

          • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 9:24 pm #

            Yes, Night Gnat. It wasn’t that funny. I was never in doubt that Drumpf would get the nomination, but win the General? How? Haven’t the Democrats already rigged it so he won’t? Surely…

            @ benr – still following me around, you annoying little barnacle?

          • Night Owl January 24, 2024 at 8:04 am #

            You already said it was.

            This is partially why everyone laughs at you ’round these parts.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 12:35 pm #

            Trump is not orange. He is more of a golden colour.

          • Night Owl January 24, 2024 at 3:07 pm #

            He became orange when they started bumping up the contrast on the Nooz.

            This began shortly after they faked the fishfood reel with Abe.

            This was also the point where it was blatantly obvious that nothing we see on television is real.

      • jackrabbit January 22, 2024 at 10:24 am #

        Uh, no, AZ, but I find it hilarious that you’re still trotting that one out. Actually, it was Haley. lol.

        ‘It WaS aN InSiDe JoB!’ screech the hoaxers. My gawd….isn’t it funny what all of the proud boys, oath keepers various other assorted people w missing teeth and gray matter have admitted to? Let’s not forget about the anti-american traitors, Stone, Bannon etc were up to also during that day. I know, reality is difficult to accept for CFNers.

        Again, you can always tell just how off the rails JHK is when he leads off w a quote from……..Charlie Kirk? Then relies on ‘evidence’ unearthed by a guy that poses for a christmas card w an arsenal of ar-15s. Do better James.

        • ATZ942 January 22, 2024 at 10:43 am #

          tRump in his dementia is on the same page as Kunstler.

          • benr January 23, 2024 at 9:10 am #

            More projection Trump is all there and with it.
            He can find his way off of stages unlike the vegetable now playing pretend dictator in the Whitehouse.

            What’s that Biden is not a dictator?


            Victor Davis Hanson
            What Are “They” Afraid That a “Dictator”/President Trump Might Do?

            As Joe Biden’s political viability implodes, the exasperated Left has yet a new narrative: front-runner Trump and his extremist/semi-fascist/Ultra MAGA 160 million are out for “revenge” and “retribution—and that Trump might well become a “dictator” and “trample” the Constitution.

            Ok, let’s examine what a supposed dictator Trump might do if he were to be elected this November?

            1) Will he hide the fact that in 2024 he attempted to hire a foreign ex-spy to work with Russian sources to create a fake anti-Biden dossier (while sneakily hiding his payments behind three paywalls), seed it with the media, and hatch lies that Biden was a “Putin poodle” and “Russian asset”?

            2) Would a Trump president weaponize a vengeful FBI to begin contracting with X and Facebook to suppress stories he feels will hurt MAGA candidates? Would his FBI alter FISA warrants to go after his leftwing opponents? Would he and his FBI henchmen have leftwing newspapers blacklisted from X?

            3) Would Trump’s future Secretary of State round up 51 right-wing ex-CIA “authorities” to swear and lie on the eve of the balloting that the Russians created the Stormy Daniels nondisclosure agreement?

            4) Maybe Trump will get his DOJ to go easy on any future accusations of tax fraud on behalf of his sons by weaponizing the IRS.

            5) Maybe Trump will dictatorially cancel student loan debt on the eve of the 2026 midterms. Or would he dare by fiat drain the strategic petroleum reserve merely for Republican advantage in the midterms?

            6) Maybe a dictator Trump might appoint a special counsel to investigate the entire Biden family. Would his legal counsel consult with local and state Republican prosecutors to coordinate 90 or so more indictments against ex-president Joe Biden? Will he order the FBI to sweep down on one of the Biden residences to hunt for more missing classified files that Biden removed as a senator and vice president?

            7) Will he postfacto declare the 2020 riots to be an armed “insurrection” and retroactively start trying, convicting, and jailing the some 14,000 who were arrested and released—on charges of rioting, looting, arson, murder, and assault, in addition to “illegal parading” and conspiracy to burn a federal courthouse, a city police precinct, a historic church? Would dictator Trump keep in preventative detention indefinitely those arrested in 2020 for rioting and violent protest?

            8) Maybe dictator Trump will refuse to discuss all medical questions concerning his 78-year age.

            9) Will Trump minions in the media and military start talking about rooting out “leftwing rage”, or Antifa and BLM “domestic terrorists” from the military ranks? Would Trump order the Pentagon to discharge any soldier who refused to get one of his Operation Warp Speed COVID mRNA boosters?

            10) Will dictator Trump protect some 500 “sanctuary cities” from ignoring federal laws—as they nullify the endangered species list or federal gun registrations statutes?

            11) Would dictator Trump’s America destroy the southern border deliberately and invite in 10 million illegal aliens from countries he thought would ensure new conservative voters?

            12 ) Would dictator Trump’s America start seeing red-states removing the names of Democratic candidates from the ballot?

            13) Would dictator Trump start jailing ex-Biden officials who refused Republican congressional subpoenas?

            14) Would dictator Trump’s America turn over $50 billion in weapons and supplies to terrorists like the Taliban?

            15) Would dictator Trump’s America see an epidemic of big-city lawlessness, as conservative prosecutors deliberately let out felons convicted of smash and grab and car-jacking, and exempted theft and shoplifting from punishment?

            16) Would dictator Trump start shaking down foreign governments to send $30 million into the Trump family coffers?

            17) Would dictator Trump camp out at Mar-a-Lago for 3-4 days a week, and turn the presidency into a pastime job?

            So what exactly would a “dictator” Trump do that our “civil libertarian” Joe Biden already has not done?

        • Phineas January 22, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

          Is that you Hillary?

        • Nigel Tufnel January 22, 2024 at 12:43 pm #

          Trolls out today.
          Get back under your bridge jrabbit and atz.

          Tucker covered this a few days ago, and the evidence is overwhelming.

          • Mike Sherman January 22, 2024 at 9:58 pm #

            “Tucker”…? The spoilt man-child with the histrionic laughter? The one kicked off Fox after the $760 million settlement, who is now hosting his own ‘network’? THAT ‘Tucker”?

            Well, if “Tucker” covered it, you now know all the facts you need, huh, Nigel?

          • Slingshot January 23, 2024 at 8:54 am #

            Tucker is what used to be called journalism something the American main stream media now considers third rail.
            It would appear you don’t like him because he speaks a truth you don’t want to hear.

          • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 9:18 pm #

            No, I don’t like him because he’s a CT Nut Job – or at least posing as one in order to keep his griftable base poking $s at him.
            Such a soft-cock loser.

            If you truly believe he ‘tells the truth’, then your opinions on everything else are equally valueless.

        • stelmosfire January 22, 2024 at 12:51 pm #

          Jerkrabbit, your mention of Rep Massie’s Christmas photo peeked my interest so I had to look it up. You anti-gun jerkoffs show your ignorance every time you open yer pieholes. Arsenal of AR-15’s? Guess again. The Rep is holding an M-60, his wife has a Thompson, and it looks like his daughter is wielding an Uzi. All good choices for the end times.

          • elysianfield January 22, 2024 at 4:51 pm #

            Just in the middle of a book describing a major fire event in Alberta, Canada, where the authorities used the phrase “past resources”…did your organization use this phrase, or have an equivalent?

          • elysianfield January 22, 2024 at 4:55 pm #

            And as for your description of the weapons displayed…I owned, at one time, an Uzi, a Thompson, and the granddad of the M-60, the MG-34 The MG-34 was, indeed, a good choice, and the best of the lot, when you wanted to send the very best….

          • stelmosfire January 22, 2024 at 7:25 pm #

            Hey El, “past resources”? never heard the term. In what context is it used?

          • stelmosfire January 22, 2024 at 7:27 pm #

            Mg-34, wow. Must of cost a pretty penny to keep that thing supplied with ammo.

          • elysianfield January 22, 2024 at 7:51 pm #

            “Past resources” indicates a conflagration that is beyond the ability of the assembled equipment and personnel to contain or curtail.

          • elysianfield January 22, 2024 at 8:51 pm #

            Regarding the ammo. I purchased several cases of Israeli 8mm MG ammo, in cans and belted, for about a nickel a round, as I recall.

            Still got a bunch of it somewhere….

        • JohnAZ January 22, 2024 at 4:25 pm #

          Have admitted to?

          Under what kind of bogus prosecutorial pressure, how many threatened deals were made? Your side is cutthroat as hell.

          • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 9:27 pm #


          • benr January 25, 2024 at 8:58 am #

            When evidence is presented all you do is run away.

      • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 9:26 pm #

        Pelosi had no jurisdiction over any police force, JohnAZ. But you just believe whatever makes you feel all warm & fuzzy and part of this scintillating community of CTNJs.

        • Night Owl January 24, 2024 at 3:29 pm #

          She didn’t need official jurisdiction, just a relationship with the person who did.

          Your IQ = LOL

        • benr January 25, 2024 at 8:51 am #

          News flash to the putz.
          Donald Trump floated the idea to Nancy Pelosi to authorize National Guard troops be present on January 6 and she ignored the request.
          That is reality but it was spun by the media to TRUMP signed an EO authorizing 10,000 national guard to be present which of course is not how this works.
          Congress authorizes and funds it and the President then signs off on it.
          Once again the media spins the lies and Mike Shermans eat it like candy.

          Report Shows President Trump Offered National Guard to the United States Capitol Four Days Before 1/6
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          Washington, DC, June 10, 2022
          Just The News’ John Solomon exclusively obtained documents showing that President Trump offered National Guard protection to the United States Capitol four days before the events of January 6, 2021. According to Solomon’s reporting:

          “An official timeline of the Jan. 6 tragedy assembled by Capitol Police shows that a Defense Department official reached out to a Capitol Police deputy chief, Sean Gallagher, on Jan. 2, 2021 to see if a request for troops was forthcoming, but the offer was quickly rejected after a consultation with then-Chief Steve Sund.”
          This reporting flies in the face of Pelosi’s sham political witch-hunt assertion this evening that President Trump did not offer the Capitol National Guard protection ahead of the events of January 6, 2021. Speaker Pelosi could have easily hardened the United States Capitol in those four days, but Capitol Police did not because of “optics.” Read the full report


          Once again Mike Sherman you show what a partisan dipshit know nothing you really are.

          I am sure this post will generate crickets once again.

          Also this further proves J6 was a planned false flag operation by the DNC.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 10:13 am #

      I think that’s one reason why RFK Jr. is avoiding any discussion of January 6th other than saying he’d make videos available if he were president.

      People have brought it up to him.

    • benr January 22, 2024 at 10:33 am #

      Been saying it since day one.
      This was a DNC false flag operation from start to finish.
      The fake pipe bomb with the five minute egg timer is a joke.
      The DNC headquarters with the camera system from the mid 80’s with less than a three fps rate is less than useless.
      Ray Epps getting one year probation and all the LEO’S running around in plain clothes…
      Nope nothing to see here just a bunch of dangerous right wingers.
      Yeah, that’s it.
      the media been lying about everything else why not this as well?

      Refute away spokes holes for leftist insanity you know who you are!

      • Cankerpuss January 22, 2024 at 10:43 am #

        It’s all lies. Yet millions still tune in and believe….

      • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

        How about a bomb left next to a dumpster, so it could be seen?

        You put explosives IN the dumpster.

  5. JohnAZ January 22, 2024 at 9:55 am #

    To jackrabbit

    You asked me a question last blog:

    Am I benevolent or fire and brimstone about Jesus’ words.

    Did you read the prophesy? Best answer, it is definitely not benevolent. Nation vs. nation, brother vs. brother, Mankind is going to destroy most of itself. Jesus’ word is that the “elect” will be spared the pain and strain of the end times. Have faith, do not fear.

    My vote is fire and brimstone, caused by Man himself.

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    • jackrabbit January 22, 2024 at 10:27 am #

      Yeah, dude, of course you are. I was raised Catholic, realized at a young age, it was all bs. The sooner you realize this the better off, you’ll be.

      • Phineas January 22, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

        Repent or perish.

      • Uncle Abraham January 22, 2024 at 12:27 pm #

        Catholicism is a manmade attempt to co-opt the authority of Jesus Christ as Lord of Heaven and earth. Islam one-upped them a bit later on. All of that has to and will go, but Jesus Christ is Lord and the exact opposite of bs. He is the Truth.

        • messianicdruid January 22, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

          It is as I suspected – jackrabid has no frame of reference [ def. 2 ]

        • Jarek January 22, 2024 at 1:13 pm #

          What about the Sin-Gog of Satan? Does it have to go too?

        • RD3 January 22, 2024 at 1:50 pm #

          Actually, Catholicism is the only Christian religion that isn’t man made. The keys to the Kingdom were handed directly from Christ to Peter.

          • messianicdruid January 22, 2024 at 8:56 pm #

            Can you prove that Peter was ever in Rome?

          • Uncle Bob January 22, 2024 at 10:16 pm #

            The Easyern Orthodox would beg to differ with you. A lot of Christians loathe the Roman Catholic church, in part because of the various bribes, I mean indulgences people essentially were forced to pay to keep themselves and their relatives out of Hell or Purgatory. Hucksterism grafted onto Jesus’ message of salvation — not a recipe for eternal reward by the Almighty.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 23, 2024 at 4:48 am #

            The Catholic Church moved away from the other Christian Churches in 1056. It’s been going in the wrong direction, mostly, ever since.

            The Eastern Orthodox Churches have both apostolic succession and are “orthodox”, which literally means “correct glorification” of God.

            They have remained true to the teachings of the ancient Church. They have not made any doctrinal changes since the last Ecumenical Council in 787 AD.

            The Catholic Church has made changes.

            Europeans who sensed things were not right left Catholicism during the Protestant Reformation. In their quest to do away with the “wrongs” (like indulgences), which they moved nominal Christianity further away from Christianity.

            Or, in the case of Britain, they replaced “Anglican” with “Roman Catholic”, and rejected the Pope. Anything that rejected the Pope was OK. (A big concern in the US in 1960 was that, should Catholic JFK win, the Pope would control America. Actually that might have gone better than LBJ, but I digress…)

            Protestants (and that’s many US bible thumpers) are not sacramental churches. There is no Eucharist.

            The students of Catholicism and Protestantism then came up with their own “isms”, like Communism, atheism, agnosticism, secular humanism over the centuries.

            These all have worked out really well!

            You can look at the track record of the Colonial Europeans, and the US, vs Russia or the Byzantine Empire and see who treated their conquests or subjects more decently. We could probably debate that for a long time, but it seems to me the “West” (the nominally Catholic/Protestant West) was more abusive. Maybe not as bad as the Moslem Turks or Arabs, but not a very “Christian” record vis-a-vis the “heathen peoples”.

            Being of the West, I don’t know Asian history, so I can’t comment on them.

            So, while the Catholic Church, and individual practicing Catholics can, and have, done good, that’s not the same as saying the Catholic Church is THE Church and THE Way.

            It is not.

            It’s just that, since we are in the West, we write in Latin letters.
            That is because the Roman Empire and the Church of Rome (LATIN) brought an alphabet and Christianity to Western and Northern Europeans.

            Orthodox Christianity, which is the true, most correct form of Christianity today (despite the occasional shortcomings of Orthodox hierarchs, who are human after all) is invariably painted out of the landscape in the US.

            Despite that, there are quite a few Americans who were not baptized Orthodox at birth, who have adopted Orthodox Christianity.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 23, 2024 at 6:23 am #

            Error above. I meant

            “…England replaced ‘Roman Catholic’ with ‘Anglican’….”

          • messianicdruid January 23, 2024 at 9:11 am #

            Socrates-Detroit said, “Protestants (and that’s many US bible thumpers) are not sacramental churches. There is no Eucharist.”

            The Church of Christ observes the Lord’s Supper every Sunday morning, although they do not use that word because it is not a “bible word” and therefore subject to private [ man’s ] interpretation. They also do not use the word “sacramental”.

            Also, they do not like being called “protestants”.

          • messianicdruid January 23, 2024 at 9:14 am #

            “Bible words for bible things”.

          • Jarek January 23, 2024 at 1:03 pm #

            The Orthodox treated the Copts so badly that the former welcomed the Mulslim conquerors – at first. The Orthodox didn’t think the the Copts were real Christians since they didn’t recognize the Trinity.

            Fifteen hundred or so years later they sat down together to talk about it. This time the Orthos were willing to listen. Being Easterners, they give unity more emphasis, but they do indeed believe in the trinity. The Orthos said, Oh ok, sorry.

            Similarly, the Orthodox give primacy to God the Father, lest the unity of the Three be lost. The Catholics just say three persons, all equally God.

            Similarly, Prods don’t care about the other two persons, focusing almost completely on Jesus or in the case of Pentecostals, the Holy Spirit.

      • Night Owl January 22, 2024 at 2:04 pm #

        Yeah, dude. Then surely you can tell us with certainty how everything was created and why man is where he is in the universe.

        Come guru bro, explain the real truth to us.

        • JohnAZ January 22, 2024 at 4:27 pm #

          Yeah, I would like to see jackrabbit on his death bed, telling the hereafter that He is BS.

          • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 8:28 am #

            What the aetheist types forget is that no one knows shit about what happens when we die, or what the fuck we are doing here.

            Therefore, aetheism is as nutty as they think religion is.

            This is a very uncommon take, but not everyone enjoys thinking.

    • Cankerpuss January 22, 2024 at 10:29 am #

      Yes, justice for man’s sins will come down from man himself. However, just like the Christians of old weren’t spared from the lions in the colesium I doubt the elect will be spared from the hell man is creating for himself. The only difference will be the elect will be emotionally and spiritually prepared to endure such hells and will be willing to accept what happens to them.

      I hope I am wrong.

  6. D from OR January 22, 2024 at 10:05 am #

    “FBI Director Chris Ray”


    • MX Vet 57 January 22, 2024 at 10:06 am #

      Correct, but I doubt anyone cares.

  7. dilbert113 January 22, 2024 at 10:05 am #

    All successful con men know that the best way to fool someone is to convince them of something that they WANT to believe. Why did investors believe that Madoff could magically grow their money forever, unlike all other stock brokers in world history? Because they WANTED to believe it was true, that’s why. In this case, the country is bitterly divided between those who support Trump, and those who hate Trump, hate everything he stands for, and hate anyone who supports him with every fiber of their being. So a very obvious, flimsy fake–literal pipes with egg timers attached to them–they will OF COURSE believe that these were dangerous bombs planted by evil Trump supporters. Logic, reason, and honesty have all long gone out the window in this country. It’s tribalism, my side vs. your side, and people will gladly believe anything bad they hear about the other side, no matter how obviously ludicrous it is. People will believe anything at all in this woke, broke, joke of a country.

    • TPTB-USA January 22, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

      “People will believe anything at all in this woke, broke, joke of a country.” ~ dilbert113

      Citizens shouldn’t have to fool with politics if they don’t want to. We are paying the bastards to represent us, so we shouldn’t have to.

      Currently, as happens every so often, the system is being “gamed” by the Globalists, so the citizens need to take of forfeit control. My hope is that Vivek will enlighten the younger generations.

    • Uncle Abraham January 22, 2024 at 12:34 pm #

      If, as it appears, you are granting equivalence between supporters and detractors of Trump, then you’re wrong. Supporters of Trump, by and large, do care about the truth. That’s why many such as myself support him even when disagreeing with him about the vaccine. Truth is the bottom line, not party or individual allegiances.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

        His most ardent supporters boo when he talks about the vaxx or Lindsey Graham at his rallies.

        • Socrates-Detroit January 23, 2024 at 6:53 am #

          The Donald doesn’t hear them. After all, “…it’s a great vaccine…”

          Candidate Trump pointed out how many hundreds of billions of dollars the US wasted in the Middle East. Except for Bernie Sanders, ALL the other “grown-up” candidates supported, and support the US meddling in the Middle East and the world.

          PRESIDENT Trump had John Bolton as National Security Advisor. He had a lot of interventionists in his administration. A lot of people whose views were the exact opposite.

          Lindsey Graham still publicly supports Trump. The Adelson family gave Trump hundred of millions in support–so Trump gave Miriam Adelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

          (For what? For growing rich off a gambling empire that preys on people’s weaknesses…. or for buying a seat in the Oval Office, to make EXTRA sure Israel is in even more control of US MidEast policy? Whatever…)

          Candidate Trump II is now 8 years older. All his character flaws have only gotten worse. His attention span is less.

          For those of us who supported the Donald and still get his campaign junk mail, when I read it, I cringe. If this stuff works to get contributions, the contributors are clearly not especially intelligent, or are Trump worshippers, like Guyana and Jim Jones.

          And yet, in the US of A, despite if one wants to support a plausible winning candidate, at this time, Trump is the best one. If one wants to vote against globalism, it means voting 3rd party with no chance of winning (and I don’t mean RFK Jr).

          Trump is more likely to slow America’s inexorable decline*, but he can’t reverse it.

          *1. the American way of life was not sustainable. That’s the very core of JHK’s career and popularity.

          The post-1973 world, and the end of the cold war offered a small chance to reel in the excesses of debt and suburbia…the USA doubled downed on debt-fuel residential growth on steroids, and the “uni-polar” decade. We are now way past the point of no return,

          *2. the opportunity to have a family, and live with a decent standard of living, attained by working at an honest job, and convey YOUR values and beliefs to your children, whatever they were (family, faith, country) will continue to decline, but perhaps at a slower pace with Trump.

          3. Contrary to JHK, I think the Federal Government will remain potent, because that’s where the military is, and the US military remains the enforcement arm of the globalists who own and control the US in general, the Federal government in particular.

          4. The big wild cards are the slow, but inevitable global techtonic shifts, which could trump (pun intended) whatever positive or negative domestic sociopolitical/economic changes. If the globalists already control China behind the scenes, we are just witnessing an epic professional wrestling match between the US/West and the “nonWest” that has started. Call it Cold War II, except that unlike Cold War I, the US doesn’t have most of the good cards now.

          Still, the disappointing justice system, the election irregularities, the distorted mainstream news, it give us something to talk about here. While we can. Cheers!

          • TPTB-USA January 23, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

            For whatever it is worth, Armstrong has stuck his head in the noose:

            “If they cannot imprison Trump, they will assassinate him.”

            The Fix is In – Trump Goes to Prison

            … and then several days later:

            “We are about to witness the fall of the United States, …

            Assassination will be their only option because he probably just found out that putting Trump in prison will NOT stop him, for he can still run for President from a jail cell just as did Eugene Debs.”

            … and what I also find interesting:

            “And the rumor is Soros is bankrolling Nikki Haley.”

            … if so, it looks like the US will have the best government that money can buy.

            Alex Soros is a Nut Job – Implies Assassinating Trump

          • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 9:06 pm #

            “For those of us who supported the Donald and still get his campaign junk mail, when I read it, I cringe. If this stuff works to get contributions, the contributors are clearly not especially intelligent, or are Trump worshippers, like Guyana and Jim Jones.


            Someone else here gets it, and he has also called out the MAGAts very clearly.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 24, 2024 at 10:16 am #

            Trump is the best choice among the candidates who have a shot at winning (that would be Democrats and Republicans).

      • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 9:07 pm #

        “Supporters of Trump, by and large, do care about the truth.


        • benr January 25, 2024 at 9:24 am #

          Steele Dossier anyone?
          A complete fabrication from top to bottom bought and paid for by DNC money and authorized by Hillary Clinton.


          After all this we are expected to believe anything else that comes out?
          The Muller investigation that found NOTHING but used the fear of bankruptcy and jail to get people to turn and plead guilty.


          An avalanche of non stop lies about Trump.

          Tell us dim one do you still believe a man that is a germaphobe had a Russian hooker pee on him?
          I bet you have scoured the interwebs looking for them pee pee tapes to add to your porn fetish videos you weirdo.

    • Grandpa January 22, 2024 at 4:21 pm #

      Dil, please don’t forget that the folks who see Trump as the only possible stop of this bullshit before the range goes “hot”; believe that Bidet and the democrats are now and have been – and would be – the destruction of this nation. They hate Biden for what he’s done, has done, and would do. They hate his “supporters” and believe them to be ignorant and deluded. They hate the destroyers of this country with every fiber of THEIR being – and they are the backbone of what keeps food on the tables, goods and services bumping along despite the dems efforts to eff things up to blame Trump and his supporters… and are the most heavily armed population the world has ever known.
      There’s going to be a fight.

    • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 9:11 pm #

      “[…] the country is bitterly divided between those who support Trump, and those who hate Trump, hate everything he stands for, and hate anyone who supports him with every fiber of their being.”

      I think it’s fair to say I’m in the latter group, but I utterly refute the rhetoric of “hate…with every fiber of their being”. Personally, I just pity the fools who believe that Drumpf has anything to offer them. The delusion is so infectious, you end up dumber than benr.

      • benr January 25, 2024 at 9:27 am #

        And yet all you do is spew hate and divisive bullshit which makes you a complete liar and a useful idiot for the communist progressive left.

  8. Ishabaka January 22, 2024 at 10:07 am #

    I’m afraid that, unlike Mr. Kuntsler, I think every single member of the Blob will wind up doing the same amount of hard time the bankers behind the subprime mortgage fraud were sentenced to.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 10:15 am #

      An economist named Martin Armstrong is saying it’s already a done deal that Trump is going to prison.

      • Paula D January 22, 2024 at 10:32 am #

        I believe it. NPR is on and I have heard them say “convicted felon” at least six times.
        I pointed that out to my husband and he said “They’re saying ‘IF’ he is a convicted felon.”

        Huh, I’m in the other room, so I missed the “ifs”. I’m sure that is part of their plan. Who listens to every word the talking heads spout?

        • Cankerpuss January 22, 2024 at 10:32 am #

          I can’t believe there are people that still listen to NPR.

          • RD3 January 22, 2024 at 11:07 am #

            Its incredible. Boomer women still tune into The View and similar shows and boomer couples settle in to watch the network news at night.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 12:19 pm #

            I accidentally hear it if I don’t rush to switch stations when it comes on the classical station.

          • Jarek January 22, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

            Perhaps it helps him talk to Paula?

          • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 8:26 am #

            Paula D. is not known for her discernment.

      • Phineas January 22, 2024 at 12:07 pm #

        Actually it’s Martin’s computer that said that. You can believe his computer if you like.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 12:20 pm #

          His computer can’t talk.

    • Cankerpuss January 22, 2024 at 10:32 am #

      Mr. Kunstler still holds a lot of hope in a system that is so sick and corrupted with a filthy cancer that can never be eradicated. I cherish his hope and optimism in this system but I am convinced nothing will happen to the perpetrators. Nothing. Anthony Fauci is still living high on his massive pension. Hillary Clinton is still walking free. They have the power and they will never prosecute their own.

      Most Americans don’t give a damn. Too busy getting nose rings, tattoos and obsessing over where their next orgasm will come from.

      • RD3 January 22, 2024 at 11:05 am #

        Don’t forget eating. They do a lot of eating. Funyuns and the like…

        • Cankerpuss January 22, 2024 at 11:29 am #

          Yep, forgot that one. Whoppers, man. Lots of Whoppers.

          • RD3 January 22, 2024 at 12:17 pm #

            But, they’re flame-broiled…

      • C.O.Jones January 22, 2024 at 11:38 am #

        Agreed, Cankerpuss – nobody will be held accountable. “Lock her up”
        – yeah, right. Invite your acolytes to a march on the capitol saying “It’ll be wild!” and then standing aside while they get hunted down and locked up, allowing them to rot in jail for years on end…nobody but the followers get locked up. The FBI isn’t going to be held accountable for J6 or any other acts.

        Fauci made billion$ off the covid scam, his pension is a drop in the bucket. What are the odds that the guy who claims to be the father of the “vaccine” and claims it saved “hundreds of millions of lives” – the guy who did more damage to the middle class than any single individual in history by calling a “lockdown” – yeah, HIM – what are the odds he is held accountable? What are the odds he holds his accomplice – Fauci – accountable? What are the chances the guy who pillaged the middle class is worshipped and voted back into office by the people he fleeced?

        • JohnAZ January 22, 2024 at 4:32 pm #

          Trump did not call one Lockdown, he passed that responsibility to the governors, one of which lost his job as a consequence because he as others did not know what the eff they were doing and maimed and killed a lot of folks with their ignorance.

          • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 8:25 am #

            That is too nuanced for many. As is the point that Trump never ordered any kind of illegal mandates.

            I still find his position on the shots absurd, but he is not “one of them” as some suggest. Or, at present, there is no hard evidence that he is.

            DeSantis, for example, was equally flawed. He did very well during the Covid Hoax once he got his bearings (at the start, he fell for it, or at least was taking the safe path).

            DeSantis again showed error in judgment by surrounding himself with criminal globalist and RINO types during his soft-serve cone of a campaign, but he has now folded and is supporting the only candidate worth a hill of beans.

            RFK looked promising, but has gone off the rails on nearly everything but vaccines.

    • Uncle Abraham January 22, 2024 at 12:38 pm #

      Your negativity is invalidated by the common knowledge that one will reap what they have sown. There’s more than one kind of hard time.

      • famousutopias January 22, 2024 at 4:03 pm #

        True. It’s the collective punishment that the rest of us will suffer that I don’t look forward to.

    • Jarek January 22, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

      As Obama said, the bankers will be indicted “next time”.

      Tomorrow never comes.

      • Ron Anselmo January 22, 2024 at 1:54 pm #

        Exactly Janos – after every contrived event – each more damaging than the last, there’s talk, indignation and legislation to “make sure this never happens again”.

        Until the next more damaging contrived event.

        • Mike Sherman January 22, 2024 at 5:50 pm #

          Yeah…”Thoughts and prayers”, huh?

  9. vengeur January 22, 2024 at 10:13 am #

    And no one ever points out that Ray Epps, after repeatedly exhorting everyone to ” go into the Capitol” and directing the removal of barriers, NEVER WENT IN HIMSELF.

  10. BULLITT January 22, 2024 at 10:14 am #

    The SOROS Clan has posted a picture of a bullet hole and $47 in cash, a message to Donald Trump. So, what will the LAW do about this threat?
    Let you or me post an assassination threat like this and we would be in a gulag without bail!
    If Trump is assassinated, we will see the end of this Country.
    This will not go down well especially among those who believe in the 2nd Amendment!

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    • Paula D January 22, 2024 at 10:35 am #

      What is the meaning of the $47?

      Actually, you can threaten to assassinate Trump all you want. The Blob would probably front you the bullets.

      Even while he was president…….

      • BULLITT January 22, 2024 at 10:56 am #

        The bullet is intended for Trump, the possible 47th president. Got it?

      • Miss Demeanor January 22, 2024 at 12:27 pm #

        It looks like 5 out of 6 bills are silver certificates. And the two photos are taken from an article in The Atlantic magazine.

    • Cankerpuss January 22, 2024 at 10:36 am #

      “If Trump is assassinated, we will see the end of this Country.”

      You are correct in that if he is assassinated it will end any remnants of Americas two party political system as the designed opposition will no longer exist.

      But if you are asserting that the people will rise up with their guns and march on their respective capitol buildings and bring justice to the blob, well, I don’t see it happening. People still have too much to lose and therefore will sit there in their living rooms watching the nightly news and say to themselves “Trump, idiot bastard deserves it. If only he’d avoided the mean tweets.”

      We are stupid, lazy, slothful, arrogant and decadent people. A people ripe for destruction.

      • Lars January 22, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

        Cankerpuss, you get ten points for your oblique reference to Jugurtha’s comment about Rome!

      • TruthSeeker1986 January 22, 2024 at 1:24 pm #

        Yeah, revolutions use to happen they still do in other countries. But not the U.S. or Europe. Europe use to have them all the time…People are scared of going to jail or getting killed themselves. The second amendment is useless. Which is why I never understood armed Americans going off on other nations and their citizens for giving up their guns. It’s like Americans haven’t given up theirs but are too much of a P**** to even use them against tyranny. The military could easily stop this stuff but they won’t do it either.

        • RD3 January 22, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

          I have a buddy whose basement looks like an armory. I asked him what he would do if 15 Blackwater thugs knocked on his door and told him to hand over his guns and ammo. He didn’t have an answer.

          • Ron Anselmo January 22, 2024 at 2:22 pm #

            RD – it’s a shame he couldn’t tell them to turn around and see 40 armed Americans behind them. It’s possible, but those things need to be thought through.

            Your friend just needs to gameplan those possibilities and contingencies ahead of time. He needs to consider the “What ifs” ahead of time. That way you always have an answer – a plan of action – never stopped dead in your tracks.

          • Blackbird January 22, 2024 at 7:54 pm #

            In my opinion…

            He didn’t have an answer because he’s afraid to die. Fear of death makes people board cattle cars.

            Your friend – and a lot of other people – need to come up with their own Samson option. There are worse things than death.

          • Ron Anselmo January 22, 2024 at 10:31 pm #

            Bird – a now off-topic continuation, tried to post this last night, but there were server problems @ Kunstler.com, so here you go:

            Bird – Hobe Sound to Qatar? That was a leap. Professionally related is my guess.

            Thanks and thanks again for the education on artificial reefs – very interesting. I spent a lot of time free-diving the reefs of South Florida and Bimini, as a kid and teenager.

            “Any place south of Juno Beach and north of the Keys – forget it.” ~ Blackbird

            Any place south of Juno Beach – forget it. FIFY, just my opinion.

            “I’ll be eligible for Social Security at the end of the year. If both SS and I are still viable at that time, that is when the window for my new incarnation as a pirate opens. If I manage to sail through that window, I’ll have to make a regular circuit of sailing between your place and Rulo’s, stopping in the Keys for a few weeks to flip burgers and do some diving. That’s the dream anyway.” ~ Blackbird

            OK you future swashbuckler! Here’s the real news. I may have to rescind the offer of accommodations with us in STA!

            My beautiful, mermaid-like wife is a Certified Rescue Diver. Her greatest love in the world is scuba-diving (which I don’t do, as a free-diver and not much of that anymore either).

            I have only agreed to be topside for some of these dives, if I can shark fish while waiting – no luck yet.

            She has dived anywhere you can name in the Carribean, the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji, and her latest dive last summer in Wakatobi, Indonesia. Some of her underwater photography has been published.

            Soooo, I could see you swooping in like Errol Flynn, sweeping her off her feet, and you two grabbing your gear and sailing off into the sunset, to dive the four corners of the world and live happily ever after.

            Just kidding – all the above is true – but the offer still stands of course. It’ll take a little overland travel to Rulo’s, but I’m thinking we could work that into some kind of a circuit, subject to his agreement of course.

            He’s more interesting than you imagine – a real Rennaissance man – gracious, bright, witty, an excellent writer, well-read, can converse intelligently on any subject – but simple, a proud and unpretentious father and farmer, salt-of-the-earth – I consider him a valuable friend. Hope he feels the same.

          • Blackbird January 22, 2024 at 11:32 pm #

            Hey Ron,

            Yeah, I checked Friday’s blog, saw your comment, and replied, sort of, below.

            Nobody goes to Qatar unless they are paid to.

      • JohnAZ January 22, 2024 at 4:35 pm #

        Trump gives the 20th century Americans hope in 2024. assassinate him and that disappears. I certainly will disconnect spiritually from this country.

        • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 8:58 pm #

          JohnAZ – I was under the impression you already had, given your liking for “Amerika”.

      • Mike Sherman January 22, 2024 at 5:53 pm #

        “We are stupid, lazy, slothful, arrogant and decadent people. A people ripe for destruction.

        Wow, that’s a bit of moral clarity right there. I couldn’t have described the MAGAts more succinctly or accurately.

        • benr January 23, 2024 at 9:37 am #

          And yet it’s the MAGA types that actually have jobs and go to work.

          The progressive scum are the ones with the time to riot, steal stores blind and cause mayhem.

          Go figure moronic mike gets it all wrong again.

          • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 8:57 pm #

            Mate – one brief look at the fat, tattooed minions queuing for one of Diaper Donny’s Hillybilly Nuremberg ‘rallies’ should convince you that you’re (as usual) wrong again.

          • benr January 23, 2024 at 9:31 pm #

            Verses what?

            The absolute freak show that constitutes the DEMOCRAT BASE?


            Have you bothered to look at the Democrat base as of late?

            HAHAHA So out of touch with reality even your little jabs are toothless and lame.

          • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 10:27 pm #

            No, benr – it’s you who’s out of touch with reality. The fruitcake fringe of the left is tiny as a percentage of the overwhelmingly realistic MOR progressive Democrats, whereas the lunatic fringe on the RIGHT has utterly consumed the once-admirable GOP. How you have 30% of the population of the US screaming “We are ultra-MAGA!”

            For fuck’s sake! How do you convince yourself that there are enough of you losers to win in November? You cannot win in November.

          • benr January 25, 2024 at 6:12 pm #

            What are you channeling Peewee Herman?
            I know you are but what am I?
            HAH HAH!


  11. sadlycdn January 22, 2024 at 10:19 am #

    Controlling all the alphabet agencies shows how you win election or throw your enemies in jail…..it also demonstrates how far gone things are and what a new administration will face if allowed to win………this is a deep a powerful swamp that is more like a large sea that won’t let the Davos liberal agenda fail….Obama gets high marks for this and has his handy work giving them endless results….it’s the gift that keeps on giving….Trump had his shot to empty the fish tank but instead added more odd looking creatures…and operation warp speed to help his aspirations but not your arm…I still see Fauci blowing bubbles at the bottom. or Loyd Austin stuffing seeweed in his prostate..yes another stiff to throw a wrench into things…what he can’t destroy Milley is standing ready..at this point fixing it might just be a pipe dream…..

    • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 10:34 am #

      Well said.

      I found this article at Zero Hedge, it’s from someone named Brian McGlinchey at Stark Realities.

      It articulates something I have been thinking about for a long time, more and more since we went through the horror show of the pandemic response.

      Americans Are Fighting For Control Of Federal Powers That Shouldn’t Exist

      “It’s no secret that politics in the United States is growing increasingly acrimonious — to the point that a 2022 poll found 43% of Americans think a civil war is a least somewhat likely in the next decade.

      But here’s what few people realize: The intensity of our division springs from a federal government operating far beyond the limits of the Constitution — fueling a fight for control over powers that were never supposed to exist at the national level.”

      Something I would add to the article is that the states do not have powers simply because the federal government does not.

      The 10th Amendment does not give them the right to do unConstitutional things and no, the states weren’t responsible for the lockdowns and no Donal Trump did not “leave it to the states” and he repeatedly brags that he locked down and had the sole authority to do so, when the truth is none of them had that right.

      People like a dictator when it’s their dictator making other people do what they want other people to have to do.

      • Cankerpuss January 22, 2024 at 10:51 am #

        But the “Commerce Clause” and the “Health and Welfare Clause.” Don’t you know Beryl? These clauses authorize them to do whatever they hell they want to do. That’s what the Founders intended…..don’t you know?


        (note sarcasm, I entirely agree with you).

        • RD3 January 22, 2024 at 11:03 am #

          I chuckle when some “muh law and order-type” quotes you the letter of the law as if it matters. Hunters are the worst. Around here, they do more parsing of the game laws than actual hunting.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 11:51 am #

          Over at the Market Ticker, there was discussion related to this, from an article at The Healthcare Channel:

          Pfizer admits in federal court that the COVID gene therapies were never approved through the FDA

          “The Secretary may issue an authorization under this section with respect to the emergency use of a product only if, after consultation with the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (to the extent feasible and appropriate given the applicable circumstances described in subsection (b)(1)), the Secretary concludes—….”

          There is also discussion of the fact that the HHS Secretary doesn’t have to have any medical background at all:

          “t goes on to conclude the circumstances under which one person, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, may approve a drug, device or other mitigation without having to show anything whatsoever, and his or her decision is unreviewable.

          Note this well folks: Congress did this. That is, Congress allowed the declaration of said “emergency” and once that happened one person, with no right of review and no substantive due process rights beyond that point in time, had the absolute right to dictate what was and was not approved for use and there is no cause of action even if said person is wrong, even if said person had reason to know they were wrong, and even if they never looked at the evidence deliberately.

          None of that matters.

          It further does not matter that the person making this decision has zero medical training of any sort.”

          The Market Ticker article is called So Now You Have It… What Will You Do?

          Someone commenting said there shouldn’t even be a Secretary of HHS in the first place. I agree.

          This all came out of the Patriot Act through Dick Cheney.

          • TPTB-USA January 22, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

            Given all the current “gaming” of the system, don’t you think that this is all just part of an elaborate international coup that has been in the works for years.

            It is my opinion that the younger generation has an interest in that which Vivek has to say. He is good for ad revenue, so Fox news hosts give him a platform.

            More and more Vivek is introducing the population to the coup. Currently he is promoting that this coming election will be about Nationalism vs. Globalism. That which is being discussed highlights that our votes and wishes will count for nothing with Globalism.

          • messianicdruid January 22, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

            “Clearly, a federal law which is contrary to the Constitution is no law at all; it is null, void, invalid. And a Supreme Court decision, which is not a ‘law,’ has no ‘supremacy’—even if it is faithfully interpreting the Constitution. So it is the height of absurdity to claim that a Supreme Court decision that manifestly violates the Constitution is the ‘supreme law of the land.’” (William Jasper)

            Stop obeying so-called laws which are invented by false [ w/o authority ] g-o-d-s [ rulemakers ] .

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 22, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

            “…don’t you think that this is all just part of an elaborate international coup that has been in the works for years.”

            People who see order in all this chaos need to, in my opinion, start producing better evidence for the supposed order and magnificent, well-coordinated orchestrations they think they see.

          • TPTB-USA January 22, 2024 at 3:21 pm #

            “People who see order in all this chaos need to, in my opinion, start producing better evidence for the supposed order and magnificent, well-coordinated orchestrations they think they see.” ~ gustafson.robert.22

            WEF Founder Schwab on Pandemic Recovery, Inequality, Climate

            What specific evidence would you like to see?

            Is “Joe Biden’s” Build Back Better connection to the 2030 Agenda of any significance?

            How about the WHO’s application decision in the next few months that will impact a countries autonomy?

            Why isn’t Hunter Biden receiving the same treatment as Trump’s associates?

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 22, 2024 at 6:28 pm #

            As ever, various groups are dreaming up schemes and making power plays, TPTB.

            The most nefariously successful of all these is probably the squelching of Trump in the U.S., but as for a centralized, coordinated, coherent global coup? I don’t see it.

            I believe people prefer order, even nefarious order, to the uncertainty of real entropy, and so the see order and coordination when it isn’t there. But, IMO, entropy and irrationality are the primary drivers of most current events. Stupid people doing stupid things, mostly rather independently, for stupid reasons.

            Of course, a majority here see a grand coup in play, as you do. And I think it’s 90% fantasy to read events organized and rational.

            If there’s a lack of real evidence for order, disorganization and chaos is a better default explanation, more in line with how societies actually flow.

          • Mike Sherman January 22, 2024 at 9:06 pm #

            Gus said “Of course, a majority here see a grand coup in play, as you do. And I think it’s 90% fantasy to read events organized and rational.

            If there’s a lack of real evidence for order, disorganization and chaos is a better default explanation, more in line with how societies actually flow.

            Hear, hear. This needs nothing added.

          • TPTB-USA January 23, 2024 at 12:45 am #

            Robert, I am aware that various groups cause problems for their own agenda, but when a dominant group that is in a position to do something about the mischief that ultimately benefits their agenda does nothing, or obstructs discovery, I pin the blame on them.

            An elaborate international coup would have their solutions all penciled out for a variety of issues, and just wait for the appropriate opportunity.

            The following is just one of many examples:
            “The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world” – Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 2:14 am #

            TPTB, I think Schwaub would love to be running a global coup, and is probably making a pretty serious college try for it, but that doesn’t mean he’s truly succeeding, or anything close. As you said, he might “have (his) solutions all penciled out for a variety of issues… just wait(ing) for the appropriate opportunity.” But when an opportunity comes, does he have the power and consensus necessary to ACTUALLY fully accomplish anything truly major and epoch-shifting? I doubt it, in the end

            Thanks Mike S. We agree on a few things.

          • benr January 23, 2024 at 9:40 am #


            Hey Gus if you agree with Mike on anything it might be time to look really close at that and figure out where that thinking went so wrong.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

            Simplicity’s not my game, benr.

          • TPTB-USA January 23, 2024 at 2:41 pm #

            Robert, the solutions I am referring to are not Schwab’s, they are the UN 2030 Agenda which are already being implemented, but it remains to be seen if the coup can evolve to a NWO/OWG.

            My guess is that if there is civil unrest throughout the world, and a global breakdown of civilization, that the population will be begging for a solution, and other than Xi’s rule of China, the UN 2030 Agenda will be the only viable alternative (if they essentially won’t be one and the same).

            “New York, USA, 13 June 2019 – The World Economic Forum and the United Nations signed today a Strategic Partnership Framework outlining areas of cooperation to deepen institutional engagement and jointly accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

            My read is that some mix of the WEF, WHO, Soros, CDC, etc. is the think tank and instigator for creating and capitalizing on opportunities, and they are onboard and contributors to the UN 2030 Agenda as well.

            “At a June World Economic Forum virtual event, Kerry said the coronavirus pandemic was “a big moment” that opened the door for the Great Reset and that, “The World Economic Forum – the CEO capacity of the Forum – is really going to have to play a front and center role in refining the Great Reset to deal with climate change and inequity — all of which is being laid bare as a consequence of COVID-19.””

            “the CEO capacity of the Forum” that Kerry is referring to are the management of major corporations.

            “Our Partners

            World Economic Forum Partners are leading global companies developing solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. They are the driving force behind the Forum’s programmes.

            Our Partners engage in Centres to shape the future, accessing networks and experts to ensure strategic decision-making on the most pressing world issues.”

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 4:45 pm #

            All true, TPTB. The doubts I have about the actual strength behind this would-be coup are: 1) A low percentage of these CEO’s in the room are actually loyal. They’re there to network, and for as long as the economic mojo seems to be in the room. That’s the limit of their loyalty to any principles or common strategies Schwaub insists on droning on about. And, 2), related—that economic mojo attracting the CEO’s at the moment will not last. Look at the EV fiasco. Look at all the meat-replacement fiascos. Look at the vax fiasco too… no vax pass, no digital currency, no significant population die-off, no Pharma-win on the mRNA front longterm. This coup is already falling apart before beginning. And any increased faltering of the global economic machine will just castrate thie wannabe coup completely. I believe oil-supply decline will do it, but other factors lead there too.

          • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 8:54 pm #

            “Why isn’t Hunter Biden receiving the same treatment as Trump’s associates?”


            Perhaps because Hunter Biden wasn’t:
            > an administration appointee
            > an insurrection plotter
            > a traitor to the US Constitution/

            Just sayin’.

          • GreenAlba January 25, 2024 at 11:20 am #

            “People who see order in all this chaos need to, in my opinion, start producing better evidence for the supposed order and magnificent, well-coordinated orchestrations they think they see.” Gus.

            Forget about Schwab – he’s just a poster boy.

            What was it in The Great Taking that you didn’t believe, in terms of David Webb’s evidence for the current global takeover?

            This is a particularly good interview on it with James Delingpole:


            JHK has also done a podcast with him, of course.

            Webb produced all his evidence for the book. Dr Michael Palmer edited it and checked every reference. Where those references had disappeared from the internet, he went back to the original documents and posted them in an archive.

            But as he says, if you present people with unpleasant information they don’t want to hear, they’ll ignore it. Even the billionaires are ‘getting it’, because they thought they’d have a seat at the table and they’re finding they won’t.

            David W. reckons there’s a ‘membrane’ people have to go through and, once through it, they never go back. I guess you’re still on the ‘safe’ side, like Mike Sherman (what impressive company!).

          • TPTB-USA January 25, 2024 at 8:09 pm #

            The Great Taking – or the Great Misconception

            “The Fed was created in 1913 and had nothing to do with confiscating gold. Roosevelt’s Brain Trust was against gold confiscation. Roosevelt did that NOT to confiscate assets, only gold backing, not the dollars in your account. That had NOTHING to do with the shortage of money but funding his Marxist agenda. Europe defaulted in 1931, and the Fed kept money tight to maintain confidence that the US would not default like Europe. People hoard their wealth in times of uncertainty. … The hoarding of wealth during the Great Depression contracted the velocity of money during that time, resulting in cash shortages.

            George Warren (1874-1938) recommended the dollar’s devaluation because it had risen so high that politicians imposed protectionism. After all, they, too, did not understand the currency. Warren was called the farmer economist, but it took someone who understood international markets to see the problem was the high dollar value. Roosevelt put a spin on that, confiscated the gold at $20.67, and then devalued the dollar to $35—the profit he used to fund his socialist agenda.

            You MUST understand the difference between an UNSECURED and a SECURED creditor. Equating this to the taking of gold is not the same situation. Your money in the bank at the time was expressed in dollars – not ounces of gold. The Supreme Court held that changing the backing of the dollars did not change the dollar you had or owed.” ~ Martin Armstrong

            This isn’t to say that bits and pieces can’t be gleaned from David Webb.

      • JohnAZ January 22, 2024 at 4:39 pm #

        State and local folks were responsible for the lockdowns. I will not argue that pressure was put on them by DC. Cuomo, the most renowned for what he did to the nursing homes. None of the Democrat exclusive staters have pain the price for their overbearing, but De Santis got his credibility from telling the Feds to Eff off.

      • sadlycdn January 22, 2024 at 5:43 pm #

        You’re right about the power…. who deserves it or who acually has it?…I know rule of law today relies on ignorance…..for many could care less as long as it seems justified…..and that’s an easy fight for the woke…..if there ever was a Civil War most would not even know what the fight is about….we may need a preliminary war first to get that settled because nothing could ruin a good war more than finding out your on the wrong team

    • TPTB-USA January 22, 2024 at 12:01 pm #

      Last week I viewed several commentators calming that the current issues pertaining to Loyd Austin did not pass the smell test.

      Seems to be SMO that no one in the Biden administration is ever held accountable. Not Milley, not McKenzie, and now Austin.

      Given all the bits and pieces that are unspooling, one would have to be blind to not recognize the possibility that events are part of an international coup.

      Would it make sense of the nonsense if no one was held accountable, because they were not in the chain of command? If US military command has already been transitioned to NATO, would that make sense of all the nonsense?

      • Socrates-Detroit January 23, 2024 at 7:05 am #

        Has Lloyd Austin actually APPEARED on TV? Answered a question?

        Is google suppressing his whereabouts from MY computer because I visit CFN and other “bad places”.

        I just looked, and he is “attending a virtual meeting on Ukraine from home”.

        Can “they” cover up a death of some one so prominent?

        I don’t follow a lot of MSM, so if people here can verify and say, “yes, Soc-Det, Austin is alive”, I would appreciate that.

        By the way, some “journalist”, one Mike DICKson (aptly named) who mocked unCOVIDvaxxed tennis legend Novak Jokovic (who was kept out of key tournaments because he refused to be a guinea pig), well Dickson just dropped dead in Australia covering the Australian Open.

        The irony…three years ago, they would not Jokovic play in the Australian Open. And they kept him out of the US Open too. Only the greatest tennis player of all time–but wait, he’s “Serb”, he doesn’t take his shots, so lets screw with his career!

        One would assume DICKson was vaxxed. Too bad. I’m surprised his death popped up on my msn.com home page. I would think they would suppress that.

        • TPTB-USA January 23, 2024 at 2:57 pm #

          My post was not in regard to the status of Loyd Austin’s health, but in regard to the seriousness of the lack of chain of command protocol, and the SMO to disregard such issues by “Joe Biden”.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 24, 2024 at 9:53 am #

            I just want to know if Austin is still alive.

            If not, when/where/how did he die?

            Did he die of health issues in the US? Of morbid obesity? Perhaps his mRNA injection contributed to his demise.

            Or, was he killed in Ukraine? If so, what was he doing there?

            I haven’t seen him on TV. To be more precise I haven’t seen him any recent TV news clips on the internet, or I haven’t seen him mocked or made fun in on-line spaces I like to visit.

            So, have any of YOU seen him? That’s all I ask.

            If he is dead, when are they going to “stage” his death for maximum political effect?

          • TPTB-USA January 24, 2024 at 2:17 pm #

            The rot is piled high and stinks, but I have seen nothing that would confirm Austin’s health status.

            One peep out of anyone, and the RACIST brigade will march in protest.

  12. Not_GeorgeT January 22, 2024 at 10:27 am #

    ‘Rather mysterious behavior, wouldn’t you say? ‘ Yes it is. It is not the way it is done. 100% they knew it was prop.

  13. Alfred January 22, 2024 at 10:30 am #

    “The Falcon and the Snowman” is a 1985 American spy drama film directed by John Schlesinger. The events portrayed in the film are based on real-life events that occurred during the 1970s. The story revolves around the activities of two Americans, Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee, who became involved in espionage and selling classified information to the Soviet Union. The actual events took place in the mid-1970s, and the film reflects this historical period.”

    I watched this last night.

    Same as it every was. I gotta say.

    • Socrates-Detroit January 23, 2024 at 7:14 am #

      By many accounts, the spy who has done the most damage to the United States was Jonathan Pollard.

      In 1987, he was sentenced to life in prison.

      In 1995, while in prison, Israel granted Pollard Israeli citizenship. Israel, and various US-Jewish groups agitated for his release from prison.

      Several US official, ESTABLISHMENT, Neo-con types, disagreed to any form of clemency.

      Today, Mr Pollard lives in Israel. No restrictions.

      That’s not Hollywood, that’s reality. One more example of who is in charge here.

      • Jarek January 23, 2024 at 1:14 pm #

        He’s a wonderful little man, completely loyal to his people. We could learn much from him. It’s just that his people aren’t our people. A hamster born in an aquarium does not become a fish.

  14. oldandtired January 22, 2024 at 10:37 am #

    JHK: “The Pipe-Bomb Caper”. The FBI refers to these things as “viable devices”. Apparently that is how law enforcement in Great Britain describes them as well. I learned something new today! The FBI spox said that they were viable devices because they had all the necessary components. As JHK states, “ Strangely, the timer fixed to the outside of the bomb turns out to be a one-hour egg-timer. . . as I said, planted seventeen hours before. How’s that supposed to work?” A reasonable person would conclude that person planting the “viable device” had no intention of possibly harming himself while building, transporting, and planting the viable device. The viable device contained all the necessary components, but just not configured to really work. So he could collect his government retirement?

    • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 11:59 am #

      When some random lunatic offered some kind of death ray to The Joos so they could attack the local Islamic Center, The Joos contacted the FBI, and the FBI worked with the lunatic to make his death ray “viable”.

      This was in New York, the state, not the city.

      Oh, speaking of NYC The FBI for reasons best known to themselves was just holding one of their marches as The Patriot Front. Kind of like the Mummers in Philadelphia.

      • Jarek January 22, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

        What about the tunnels in Manhattan? Are they Joo propaganda?

        • messianicdruid January 22, 2024 at 1:33 pm #

          Full of cement now, according to Fulford.

          • Jarek January 22, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

            Some have reported that some of the younger “Joos” (Beryl’s name for them) hired Mexicans to build the tunnel. But why? One theory is took to look at the women in the ritual bath. Young guys are all the same, Joo or non-Joo!

            The young guys didn’t like losing access and thus rioted – much like J6 folks who didn’t like losing access to their rights or “rates” as the old Southern Confederates pronounced it.

            The tunnels were of fairly low quality, nothing like those of Hamas. Damn Mesicans.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 2:02 pm #

            This is from The Week That Perished in Taki’s Magazine (January 14 2014)

            “A SCOOBY JEW MYSTERY!
            Today’s episode: The Case of the Haunted Brownstone.

            Crown Heights, Brooklyn: For weeks, people living in the area were hearing voices coming from their walls and floorboards.

            “Honey, I think we have ghosts in the walls.”

            “What are they saying? Are they pining for lost loves? Crying out to avenge their deaths?”

            “Uh, no. They’re arguing over whether the brisket’s too dry.”

            Yes, some walls wail, while others just kvetch.

            Turns out the “ghostly” voices were Orthodox Lubavitcher Jews from the neighborhood’s Chabad HQ. The Hasidics had built secret tunnels connecting the HQ to other Lubavitcher buildings, in the process snaking under and in between other people’s homes.

            The construction noise went unnoticed. But typical Jews, they just couldn’t stop talking for ten damn minutes.”

        • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 1:51 pm #

          Was I talking about Joo propaganda? I thought I was talking about the FBI and their experiences of viable bombs.

          Since you bring Manhattan into it, I may post a link to the trouble the FBI seemed to have with subway turnstiles.

          Not in this post, as it may disappear.

          • Jarek January 22, 2024 at 1:59 pm #

            See your post at 11:59 – just a few scrolls above this. You use the word Joos twice.

            I asked you if the tunnels were Joo propaganda.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

            That is correct, Jarek. I did use the word Joos. What I didn’t use was “tunnels”, “propaganda” or “Manhattan”, so I wonder what made you ask me if those tunnels were propaganda.

            Was it because I used the word Joo, that you thought I had some kind of expertise on all things relating to anything Joos did?

          • Jarek January 22, 2024 at 7:32 pm #

            Well you’re always talking about Joos so I thought you might know. Is Joos a real word?

  15. Paula D January 22, 2024 at 10:42 am #

    Excellent reporting. So the pipe bombs were dropped once the “riot” commenced.

    That reminds me of the anthrax attacks, meant to drum up support for war on Iraq.
    Once they were outed, the Blob dropped all mention of the attacks, although they had Americans whipped up into a frenzy of fear for a while.
    Americans are like Pavlov’s dogs.

    Speaking of which, I mentioned to my sister that we got a fund-raising letter from batshit crazy war monger, Nikki Haley, and my sister immediately responded “But DeSantis is worse.”
    WTF? Where did that come from?
    My husband has NPR on, and they are pushing Haley heavily, as if she were a Democrat, while trashing DeSantis, and talking about Trump’s legal problems, as if these legal problems are legit.

    I think that they will put in Haley, and tell us that voters wanted a woman, or something. They’ll make up some excuse to pretend that she won, just like telling us Biden won by 81 million votes because voters were so afraid of Trump.
    Yeah, sure.

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    • vengeur January 22, 2024 at 11:12 am #

      I’m beginning to wonder if the Bill Kristol people are going to try to run her as an independent, to try to split the R vote and stab Trump in the back one last time.

      • RD3 January 22, 2024 at 11:27 am #

        Maybe she can name John Bolton as her VP. John McCain would approve, from Hades.

    • SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

      Haley is a Democrat by proxy. She actually has always been a plant. At least if you view things from a populist or nationalist perspective. She doesn’t talk about it but one of her campaign promises is that Americans will eat dog food and be happy.

    • Jarek January 22, 2024 at 12:55 pm #

      Like when Islander was trying to talk about the Gazans and Comrade Beryl kept screeching about the Blacks.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 2:18 pm #

        I have never screeched about blacks, or anything, in my entire life, Jarek.

        I don’t know what you are talking about, and neither do you.

        • zenfugue January 22, 2024 at 6:03 pm #

          “I don’t know what you are talking about, and neither do you.”


        • Jarek January 22, 2024 at 7:34 pm #

          Never? If so you’re the only woman who ever lived not to do so. In other words, most unlikely.

          • zenfugue January 22, 2024 at 8:45 pm #

            “I don’t know what you are talking about, and neither do you.”

            Read it a few times, Jar Jar… maybe you’ll get the gist.

            still LMAO

          • Jarek January 22, 2024 at 9:56 pm #

            Yeah because women are always right? That’s what they teach you in zen fugue class I assume.

  16. vengeur January 22, 2024 at 10:42 am #

    My new theory is that the CIA people will whack Biden, not Trump. That gets rid of the messy Biden problem AND they can blame a MAGA person for it . They’ve done it before, think they wouldn’t do it again? Disclaimer: I don’t want ANYBODY whacked.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

      That’s their style. Haven’t we been hearing warnings of a major Black Swan event?

      Of course, if you are expecting a Black Swan event, then it isn’t one, is it?

    • SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 12:51 pm #

      Add to the disclaimer that you love life and are very content in the day to day so like should you disappear or what not it would be awfully sus.

      • Ron Anselmo January 22, 2024 at 2:40 pm #

        And therefore, you’re not suicidal.

        • SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 4:11 pm #

          Yep, that’s a reasonable wrap up.

  17. BackRowHeckler January 22, 2024 at 10:45 am #

    And yet, it was in the news this past weekend that the FBI is still looking for more “January 6 insurrectionists” to arrest. This (Jan. 6) event will be similar to politicians “waving the bloody shirt” in post Civil War times, where voters were reminded well into the 1890s of the South’s secession in 1861. Expect the Dems to use Jan. 6 as an election prop far into the future.

    • SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

      They always have amazing stories to tell don’t they.

      So its time to burn their books, scripts, computers, tablets, whatevs.

    • benr January 23, 2024 at 9:42 am #

      It gets worse than that they are now looking for anyone that posted on social media positively about Trump or liked one of his posts.
      The big boogyman leftist freak state is looking over all our shoulders now.

      • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 6:38 pm #


        • benr January 23, 2024 at 7:03 pm #

          It’s out there in fact I already posted several articles on it straight from the government itself.
          Do try and keep up old bean.

          • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 9:57 pm #

            Oh? Who? OANnism Network? Right Side Broadcasting? Tucker Carlson ‘Network’? Is there anything you won’t believe, wee benr?

          • benr January 24, 2024 at 8:27 am #

            I posted the link and the actual text from a Congressional hearing on the subject.
            Look around its there I’m not spoon feeding you the truth.
            Laziness and arrogance plain and simple is why you are almost always wrong.

  18. anmariwakaranai January 22, 2024 at 10:50 am #

    Thanks for spelling it out for us Jim.

    So glad I do no msm,
    So sad they’ll reap the whirlwind.

    They being the msm faithful
    Tip o the hat to Night for reminding me of that biblical passage.


    • Cankerpuss January 22, 2024 at 10:54 am #

      reap what whirlwind? You mean justice?

      Now that’s funny.

      • anmariwakaranai January 22, 2024 at 11:29 am #

        Justice from the real big guy,


      • SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

        If you prayed you wouldn’t have canker sores.

        • Grandpa January 22, 2024 at 4:59 pm #

          “in this world, you will have troubles, but take heart; for I have overcome the world” – Jesus
          Big assumption I’m sure, but I think canker sores are among those troubles. Maybe not, but I pray – and still, things happen. Almost as if I am not a citizen of this world, and…
          oh, nevermind

          • SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 5:19 pm #

            I was messing with CP. I get it. You should take heart. Remember that Jesus also said that this too shall pass.

  19. rainmaker January 22, 2024 at 11:04 am #

    To paraphrase George Carlin – “Washington DC is a BIG CULT and you ain’t in it.”

    • SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 12:45 pm #

      He said is was a big club and you ain’t in it. I guess this is an example of poetic license?

      • rainmaker January 22, 2024 at 2:31 pm #

        SSL – last week I watched a documentary about Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple Cult on Very Scary People, a TV show hosted by Donnie Walberg. It occurred to me that America has a lot in common with cults. We are the “good people”, you know – American Exceptionalism, we have a narrative that everyone has to “believe” in, we “other” anyone not us, we use the threat of violence to keep people in line, most of our earned money is taken by the elites and redistributed because we’re all in this together, indoctrinating the kids as early as possible – all this screams CULT!

        • rainmaker January 22, 2024 at 2:40 pm #

          Continuing on with cultlike behavior, I’m afraid that a lot of Americans “drank the kool-aid”.

          • SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 4:08 pm #

            Well do keep in mind that the main part of the word culture is cult. Every culture is a cult. So sure, you could say that Americans are a cult. But its the same comparison as if you were to say that Egyptians are a cult. Or anybody else for that matter.

    • Yirgach January 22, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

      That is so true. Back in the late 70’s I went to a course on advanced modeling put on by the FHWA (Fed Highway Admin). It was for 10 days in DC. They put me up in a hotel next to the Pentagon. The place had an indoor pool on the 20th floor as well as a revolving bar on top.

      One night after class I went up to the bar. Walked into this huge plush room which looked like your grandmother’s parlor (couches, drapes, etc) and tried to get a beer. The place was loaded with top brass from all services, they looked at me like I was a Martian (still had long hair and a beard). After I while I realized that I was not going to get a beer there, so I went down to the pool for a swim.

      There was a young family in the pool and the father immediately came over to me and asked “What are you doing here?”
      I told him about the class and he didn’t believe that the FHWA would send someone like me halfway across the country and put me up in this hotel for 10 days. I told him they obviously thought I was worth it and to mind his own business. His face turned red and I thought he would like to hit me. Turns out he was a NSA flunky with an oversized ego. He actually called the hotel security and after a brief conversation came back and sheepishly apologized.

      I hesitate to think what would happen today…

      • Yirgach January 22, 2024 at 1:59 pm #

        Oh yea,
        Speaking of DC and bombs, one time I was at the National airport (now known as Reagan International) waiting for a flight. Went out to take some pictures as there was a very interesting Monorail at the time. Walked to the end of the parking lot, put my briefcase on a car and started taking pictures and had a smoke.

        I began to notice an increase in car and foot traffic which was all headed in my direction. Decided to play it cool and
        nonchalantly walked back towards the terminal. I stopped about halfway and turned around.Back down the lot a bunch of people were going all over the cars and the ground where I had stopped. Then I noticed a sign which read – This Area Reserved for Supreme Court Justices. There were also men walking towards me from the terminal. Down at the search scene someone stood up and waved his arms. The approaching parties turned around and left. Went into the terminal and had a good stiff drink.
        My how things have changed…

  20. Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 12:35 pm #

    As if any sort of police at all wouldn’t see a bomb as an excuse to lock down the whole city.

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    • oldandtired January 23, 2024 at 8:26 am #

      @Beryl. Of course they would! But. Would a bomber actually leave a pipe bomb out in the open— looking exactly like a pipe bomb?
      “Oh look, a shiny galvanized pipe with caps on the ends, a timer, a bunch of alligator clips, and red wires! I wonder what that is?” But no green wire. So it could never be defused. You have to cut the green wire to diffuse the bomb, right? Pure Hollywood.

  21. SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 12:42 pm #

    Darren Beattie has done amazing reporting on everything J6. Between him and Julie Kelly the J6 thread has been completely unspooled. If Kamala was as dumb as most people think she is she would have definitely been talking endlessly about that whole episode. But she has a role to play. They’re all from CIA Central Casting, either that or they roll out droids or holograms. Even still though the story line is pretty crappy and its been easy to see through for anyone paying attention.

  22. Jarek January 22, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

    “Fancy shoes” (Trump’s name for DeSantis) has bowed out in favor of Drumpf. Anglin thinks he should get into the shoe business selling his fancy shoes, that make men taller? If only they were magic and could make men better!

    • tom clark January 22, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

      I wouldn’t call 3 million dollars in property damage “a peaceful mass assembly of disgruntled voters” but to each his or her own. As they say I may disagree with you, but I shall defend to my death your right to say it. That’s the beauty of CFN

      And Jarek, DeSantis may have a future as a shoe salesman, but he certainly doesn’t as a politician.

      • Jarek January 22, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

        Mostly peaceful though not fiery. Do you still support BLM, tom? Do you still beat your non-binary significant other?

      • oldandtired January 22, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

        @tom: “ I wouldn’t call 3 million dollars in property damage”. Musta got that estimate from the same guy the govt buys its $64k toilet seats and $8k hammers.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 22, 2024 at 2:22 pm #

          They went right back in the Capitol after the “riot”.

          We would have seen the damage if it had been there.

      • elysianfield January 22, 2024 at 3:52 pm #

        Three Million? If somebody crapped on Pelosi’s desk, who you gonna call? A janitor, or a hazmat team? Probably the hazmat team after an FBI forensic examination.

      • megabeth January 22, 2024 at 4:40 pm #

        The few times I’ve bothered to watch DeSantis speak, I was struck by his utter lack of charisma. He was bellowing.

  23. Jarek January 22, 2024 at 1:21 pm #



    ?? ? ?? Iraq demands that the US leave the country immediately

    Another Niger-France situation.

    After a massive missile strike this morning on ain Al-Asad base, Iraq’s PM wants U.S. troops out of his country fast, and is reportedly blocking any new troops from entering.

    Al-Sudani: “Let’s agree on a time frame that is, honestly, quick, so that they don’t remain long and the attacks keep happening.”

    Iraq is full of illegal US bases that the US refuses to withdraw despite official Iraqi demands.

    Jarek: Iraq must be liberated from the anti-Iranian terrorists that occupy it. They are a threat to peace in the region.

    • Socrates-Detroit January 23, 2024 at 7:54 am #

      My view on Iraq:

      It’s a country whose western borders were drawn by the British for THEIR interests–to maintain a presence there, next door to Iran.

      Iran. Host of Anglo-Iranian Oil (later British Petroleum, now BP).

      Everyone’s (NOT mine) favorite here, Churchill, used poison gas on Iraqis in 1925 during some minor insurrection.

      Iraq. A majority ARAB country 75% give or take 5-10%, with a sizeable KURDISH minority. (Different languages). The Kurds are in the north.

      (The Kurds are the world’s LARGEST stateless people, spread over four countries–biggest number in SE Turkey, I think next biggest is in this “Iraq”, then Syria and Iran).

      The Kurds have no friends. So the Americans befriend them, and they enjoy some semblance of autonomy, in the sense the Kurds can choose their leaders in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Kurds WANT the US to stay, of course. For the Kurds, the status quo in Iraq is as good as it will ever get.

      (USA “ally” Turkey is pretty brutal toward their sizable (20% plus/minus 5-10% of Turkey’s people) Kurdish minority in SE Turkey)

      As to the ARABS, the vast majority are Moslem, and 2/3 of the Moslems are Shiite (same flavor as Iran), the rest are Sunnis (same flavor as most “good Arabs”, like Saudis, Egyptians, Palestinians, Algerians, and so forth). There is also a small minority of the Arabs (it was I will guess 10% BEFORE the US fu**ed up Iraq, which led to the decimation of the Christian minority, now it’s probably 3-4% of the Arab population).

      Saddam was a secular Sunni who kept a lid on this boiling pot. For example, his Foreign Minister, Tariq Aziz, was nominally a Christian.

      Now, it’s not so hard for the Americans to “play” the differences and stay there. But unlike Saddam, they cannot be the iron lid on the boiling pot, can they?

      Finally, while the majority of ARAB Iraqis are Shiites, they have as much in common with Iranian Shiites as German Catholics had with French Catholics 200 years ago. Same religion, similar alphabet, different people though, different language.

      After the Ottoman Empire was dissolved in 1918 by the West (the Turks were allied with the losing side, Germany), perhaps the British could have drawn the lines in Iraq a little better, so you’d have a Shiite Arab State and Sunni Arab state and a Kurdish state. Perhaps it was not viable (in the sense that one group would get all the oil or wheat).

      My long-winded (I apologize, too much time here today!!) point is that Iraq is innately unstable, and easy for the Americans to manipulate. Tomorrow, it could be broken up like Yugoslavia. Iraqi Kurdistan would probably be friendly to the US–but alas, it has NO international air or sea access, being land-locked. So scratch that.

      In any case, the US has no business having troops there.

      And with all due respect, anyone who enlisted AFTER the Bush Administration Patriot Act is aiding and abetting an evil, oppressive US government. While these poor bastards don’t deserve to die as a trip wire, their death or injury does not warrant a reaction that could precipitate WW3. They are expendable.

      And this is wrong. That’s why the US troops should be withdrawn ASAP.

      But they won’t be.

      Our “hero boy” Trump didn’t pull them out. Trump illegally occupied Syria next door–to steal their oil!

      Biden won’t pull them out.

      The US also has at least one, maybe more, bases in Jordan, whose “King” is basically a US welfare recipient, and this keeps him in line.

      King Abdullah II perch (er throne) is under a lot of internal pressure, thanks to the Israeli onslaughts in Gaza and the West Bank and the Jordanians watching their Arab kin killed like flies, while “ally America” aids and abetts this. We will see how the King fares.

      I guess growing up in close proximity to the US military (Little America, Base ABC, complete with bowling and baseball), later being on active duty, and just spending time in one part of the Middle East, have given me a little bit of snarky, disrespectful attitude toward everyone involved in this sordid, violent, bloody drama, from the inhabitants of the middle east to US general officers. But despite my less than great attitude today, my facts above are pretty much on target.

      • Jarek January 23, 2024 at 1:18 pm #

        Different language? What languages?

        Saudi Arabia has a fair number of Shia – in the South, near Yemen. Thus the Houthi threat to blow up the oil fields had legs.

        • Socrates-Detroit January 24, 2024 at 9:46 am #

          The Kurds and Arabs are not same and speak DIFFERENT languages.

          I was speaking “in general”.

          I can tell you that Saudis are predominately SUNNI, and the royal family/Saudi rulers/elite run the country as Sunnis–they don’t like Shia Islam.

          Bahrein has many Shiites, probably a majority of the Arabs. But it’s ruled by SUNNIS (so it’s a potential festering time bomb).

          Yes, Yemen/Houthis have Shia. But Yemen is not part of Saudi Arabia.

          I’m sure, just like American English and English English have accents. so do the Arabs. But the people from Morocco in the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf/Iraq are overwhelmingly ARAB and the majority of them consider themselves SUNNIS.

          Countries with large percentages of Arab Shiites include Lebanon and Syria. Syria has Kurds, Arab Christians, and Alawites (I think that’s a form of Shia Islam, but I don’t know). President Assad is an Alawite. Lebanon has a large Christian minority.

          The Persians (Iranians) are NOT Arab. And they are probably 99% Shiite.

          Hope this helped

        • Jarek January 24, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

          You are conflating Saudi Arabia with Arabia or think that I am. In any case, there are Shia in Saudi Arabia, thus magnifying the Houthi threat.

  24. Roundball Shaman January 22, 2024 at 1:36 pm #

    “… destroy opposition to the falsely-elected, tyrannically corrupt, and epically deranged regime fronted by the ghost-in-the-White House…”

    Elected? Naw. Tyrannically corrupt? Yup. Epically deranged regime? Deranged for sure (Epically might be pushing it a bit). Ghost in the White House? Not sure where that man really ‘is’. Some kind of Never-Never Land of fog and confusion and delusion and craving for pudding and associating with certain youthful age groups.

    In fact, the only useful thing that man has likely ever done is to favor America’s passenger rail system. If only he would have spent all the money being wasted on Israel and Ukraine and on pampering illegal aliens on America’s passenger rail network we would all be living in a paradise. Forget about the airlines who are just second-rate-Greyhound-Bus-competitors flying buses with wings. And filled with people eating cheetos while still in their pajamas and getting into hissy-fits with each other and the poor airline attendants also known as Zoo Keepers.

    “The mills of justice turn slowly, but they grind exceeding fine…”

    And sometimes the wheels of justice become clogged up and stopped-up in times when real justice is desperately required but can’t be because the perps involved are a protected class as are the dark and stinky organizations they are paid by.

    What we really need are some dedicated and thorough Trash Men and Trash Haulers and Swamp Drain Pipe Cleaners who now would have enough work on their hands for the next Thousand years.

    Go Long on Trash Dump facilites and Drano stocks.

  25. sanspeur January 22, 2024 at 1:45 pm #

    At some point in the past, the ideal for USA was rule of law. It appeared to be the way the country worked most of the time however it was still was an ideal.

    Now we have openly devolved into the Rulers of the Law (blob), where they who rule sets the law. This ALWAYS leads to humans and infrastructure being broken. November will tell us if we have moved on from the ballot box to the ammo box.

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    • messianicdruid January 22, 2024 at 9:19 pm #

      “…the ideal for USA was rule of law.”

      The ideal was self-government under God’s law.

      We have no authority to ‘make’ law, only to enforce it. Statutes, rules, policies, regulations etc. – yes. But they must not be in opposition to, attempt to replace or abrogate Higher Law.

  26. SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 1:58 pm #


  27. SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 2:03 pm #

    Alex Soros sends a not so cryptic message


    Some people say he had a medical episode in one of the sessions at the recent WEF pow wow. I think he was probably just really high. You should see one of the faces he makes. It looks like he was flying through clouds lol.

  28. elysianfield January 22, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

    Last night you questioned me regarding a Daily Mail story that suggested a particular spot in Oakland being the most dangerous in the country…


    Well…East Oakland between 66th and 105th was a sporty place to be at night.  Actually, when I was there, Lower West Oakland was even dicer.  I spent most of my time in Oakland in Special Duty, working high crime hours…7PM to 3Am.  We in the unit were uniformed in unmarked cars, and we had no fixed location, but were able to roam…looking for trouble.

    Trouble was not hard to find.

    The location you describe encompassed 105th and Edes…where there was a notable ambush one night when I was on duty.  Machine guns and hand grenades were used…high speed chases, wrecked vehicles, bad guys captured near Lake Merritt.  One officer shot up but survived.

    I was, to a small degree, responsible for the ambush…it is a long story. The In and Out burger is/was located just of Edes ave at 98th.

    • BackRowHeckler January 22, 2024 at 2:40 pm #

      Sounds like a Combat Zone, Ely. Apparently not much has changed in Oakland since the 70s; indeed, it might be worse now. One difference may be that 50 years ago Oakland was somewhat of an outlier. Now, many (most) US cities are squalid, dangerous & dirty, not just Oakland, Gary, Indiana & Camden.

      You’re lucky you got out of there alive.

    • BackRowHeckler January 22, 2024 at 2:48 pm #

      Also, Ely, was the violence more political & organized then, with the ‘Panthers’ roaming the streets, and groups like the SDS & Weathermen setting off bombs & targeting police?

      • elysianfield January 22, 2024 at 3:45 pm #


        One main difference between now and the bad old days is that the indigenous now have better weapons…whenever we encountered a weapon on the street, it would usually be junk Rohm revolvers, etc. When we found Smiths and Colts, they were invariably stolen. Their bombs were, however, of reasonable quality.

        Oakland of that period was an archetype of what our cities would (and have) become.

    • TruthSeeker1986 January 22, 2024 at 3:43 pm #

      I have never in my life heard of grenades being used in the U.S. this country has fully gone to third world sh– I have so much respect for places like Japan. You don’t hear about stupid BS like this going down in any of their cities. And it’s probably because their border isn’t wide open and they won’t just let anybody move right in either. Therefore you got a country that’s been safe for years and years with the only major deaths being mostly suicidal related. But nobody is running around lunging grenades in their streets or doing drive-bys and all kinds of other nonsense.

      America is fronting first world when it’s got all these problematic third world issues happening in so many of their major cities most of them democrat cesspools but red states aren’t that much better either. My Uncle lives in Texas and he’s told me many times they have problems up there too. I got a grandmother who lives down South in a Red State, Same thing.

      It’s that most of the problems are moving in from California to everywhere else and bringing the CA life nationwide. Granted I won’t completely claim it’s entirely CA, it’s basically democrat states in generally that are allowing all kinds of chaos to happen because they want their citizens to be scared of living in their cities.

      • elysianfield January 22, 2024 at 3:48 pm #

        The incident involving the hand grenades occurred in or about 1970.

    • TPTB-USA January 22, 2024 at 4:04 pm #

      elysianfield, is there any chance that the mode of operation for law enforcement has changed in the last few years a result of the awareness of a looming financial crisis (no funds, so change the mode of operation to put off the inevitable and hope for a solution)?

      • elysianfield January 22, 2024 at 4:37 pm #

        My honest assessment is that craven politics, at the administrative level, has more to do with modes of operation than does awareness….

        • TPTB-USA January 23, 2024 at 12:52 am #

          I suspect that AI will transform law enforcement, and the 2030 Agenda even more so.

          If Trump is reelected, do you think there is any chance that your assessment of craven politics at the administrative level could/would be rectified?

          • elysianfield January 23, 2024 at 1:05 am #

            It could be rectified, to some degree at the Federal Level, but local law enforcement is more insulated in the cities, where Mayors usually appoint Police chiefs, and, like it or not, determine law enforcement agendas and policies…and budgets.

          • TPTB-USA January 23, 2024 at 1:47 am #

            It seems that the best resolution would entail the population being presented with an honest assessment of the situation.
            If that were even possible, I am not confident that the population would make the wise decision.

            So, the current endeavor to comprehend the situation and assess the most likely outcomes, is merely for one’s peace of mind and possibly to position oneself for the future.

  29. CrosstimbersOkie January 22, 2024 at 3:56 pm #

    Decades of what has ruined America. I could go on and on, but I’m just not that motivated anymore. Federal law enforcement has become what the Baby Boomers demanded that it become. When I was young, cops carried a 4 inch .38 or .357 revolver, 12 rounds of reloads, and body armor was nonexistent. And they were fit and could shoot, move and communicate. Now they are so overburdened with body armor, ammo, policies and bullshit that they can hardly get out of a patrol car and have to retire at 50 due to compressed discs from carrying 50 pounds of “safety” for 20 years. Then add pizza, affirmative action & dougnuts to the mix. Then consider that the imperative is don’t piss anyone off or make anyone feel uncomfortable. The “Cunting of America” I call it. From putting women and female concerns in charge.

    What does anyone expect to happen? As for me, I’m 60 and am enjoying the decline. It’s the best entertainment I’ve had since the mid 1980s. Please don’t stop.

    • SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 4:16 pm #

      Apparently the cunting has ironically resulted in a mass proliferation of pricks lol

      • CrosstimbersOkie January 22, 2024 at 4:51 pm #

        The culture has an acute shortage of pricks. Ask the young cunts.

        • Ron Anselmo January 22, 2024 at 5:10 pm #

          Okie – maybe not a shortage of pricks, but definitely an epidemic of limp.

          • SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 5:16 pm #

            Lol – Okie missed the “point” 😛

    • elysianfield January 22, 2024 at 4:38 pm #

      I am in agreement with most of what you just wrote.

  30. BULLITT January 22, 2024 at 4:16 pm #

    The Supreme Court just ruled that TEXAS must cut wire barricades for illegals to enter the State. The Supreme stated that it’s a safety issue for the illegals. Roberts and Barrett both voted with the liberals on the Court!
    We are losing the war folks!
    Maybe we are moving from the ballot box to the ammo box.
    Do everything you can to protect your family, now!

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    • SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 4:20 pm #

      Another example of institutional failure and collapse. And more evidence too that the US is not a country at all.

      • JohnAZ January 22, 2024 at 4:51 pm #

        Amerika reminds me of walking into a humane society kennel full of mongrels that no one wants. Lots of yapping with euthanasia being the only way out.

        The most disgusting part of all this is that it is the Deep State drive for power that is causing all of it. Throughout history. As evidenced by TJ in the Declaration is the destruction of the bums and their replacement.

        Amerika is run by the global Mafia.

        • SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 5:22 pm #

          Yes, it isn’t the mongrels fault, but the mongrels get the full brunt anyhow. To me that is heartbreaking and I will always try to rescue animals in trouble.

          • BULLITT January 22, 2024 at 5:55 pm #

            It’s not the MONGRELS FAULT? Why do we call them ILLEGAL immigrants?
            When the world around you goes to hell and you fear going to the grocery store, you may change your attitude.
            In this world there are winners and losers. Sadly, we can’t save all of them especially if they volunteer to get the blame.

          • Blackbird January 22, 2024 at 8:46 pm #

            I think Softie may have gotten lost in the dog pound analogy.

          • SoftStarLight January 23, 2024 at 2:30 am #

            Yes, those two analogies did get crossed in the discussion. So basically I don’t personally feel comfortable utilizing the word mongrel to refer to a human being. I do understand the implications of illegal immigrant though. And I am not pro illegal immigration. I am not even actually very pro immigration. I actually would like to see the population level off to even decline but more for environmental reasons. And also it appears this would occur naturally so no need to participate in unethical behaviors the way the elites do. But there doesn’t seem like any reasonable path forward with an immigration moratorium so that is upsetting.

      • Ron Anselmo January 22, 2024 at 4:54 pm #

        Agree Dreamy – yes and yes.

        • SoftStarLight January 22, 2024 at 5:22 pm #

          ohh, a twofer!!

        • Blackbird January 22, 2024 at 8:54 pm #

          Ron, I have no intention of sweeping your wonderful wife off her feet (although accidents do happen…). But if you keep flirting with Ms StarLight the way you have been, the situation may be out of my hands.

          Your wife shoots underwater photos? I shoot underwater video! She’s a rescue diver you say? So am I! She dove in Indonesia? I… always wanted to… (*sigh*). Please tell me she’s never been to Raja Ampat.

          Who’s sweeping who off who’s feet?

          • Ron Anselmo January 22, 2024 at 10:54 pm #

            Bird – you’re perceptive on Dreamy but seems she hasn’t noticed 🙁 – an unacknowledged crush. :-(.

            If I’m not mistaken, I think Raja Ampat was on the last trip itinerary – but there was some foul up, so no on RA.

            She’ll get there I imagine. She also has a local friend who has filmed and mapped quite a bit of the Florida underground cave systems. His name escapes me, but you may know him, or of him, already.

          • Blackbird January 22, 2024 at 11:40 pm #

            Florida’s underwater caves – a whole new frontier for me. And another reason to get back down there. I don’t know the cave mapper, but I might recognize his name if I heard it.

            What you said about Rulo, I already suspected. I was a bit disappointed to realize he doesn’t have frontage on the Suwanee. Well, nobody’s perfect. I plan to carry a bike on the boat anyway – gotta get to my burger flippin’ job somehow, and I won’t always want to walk.

            I think Dreamy’s just playing hard-to-get. So many suitors on this site she needs to keep them at an arm’s distance.

          • Ron Anselmo January 23, 2024 at 12:10 am #

            The cave diving to me has always seemed insanity. After watching his videos, it just confirms it. For me anyway. The guy is calm and fearless, I guess that’s what gets him through.

            He did mention that on one dive, some limestone broke loose and pinned his dive partner. He said his partner had nerves of steel, but he never saw his partner white before.

            JFC, I can only imagine – not for me, thanks. I’ll try to get you his name & some links. He’s insane – a calm insane, the worst kind. His work is documentary type stuff on Nat Geo or similar, maybe.

            I’ve been circling a local island here for a little while. If I can get it, it’s a perfect spot to pull up – right on the Intracoastal – a redoubt, if needed. Fingers crossed.

          • SoftStarLight January 23, 2024 at 2:38 am #

            lol omg y’all stop 🙂

            wow but this exploring and boating stuff is very interesting so keep talking lol.

          • Blackbird January 23, 2024 at 5:36 pm #

            Part of what appeals to me about cave diving is the claustrophobia. When I was a youngster I used to tunnel through snow-filled ditches – got my inspiration from The Great Escape. That movie (even more so the book – and all the other books) also made me not fear, but almost look forward to, being shot down as a hot shot fighter pilot and captured by the enemy du jour. I also practiced starvation and sleep deprivation – valuable skills for a POW. Alas, it was not to be…

            I’ve heard that drowning is a pleasant way to check out, but I can tell you from experience that sucking on a dry tank at 100 feet is not very pleasant at all.

            Hope you can get your hands on that island. Does it have natural vegetation, or exotics?

          • Ron Anselmo January 23, 2024 at 11:14 pm #

            Bird – you’d dig diving the caves then – the claustrophobia. In the video’s everything is really tight – in one, the passage so narrow, he pushes his tanks through ahead of him. Crazy.

            Starvation and sleep deprivation? Don’t rule them out. Fasting is good for you. A few months ago, I did a 7-day, hard, dry, fast. The fast is self-explanatory, the dry means no liquids, and hard means no swimming, showering, surfing, diving, washing hands, brushing teeth – no contact with water.

            My reasoning was two-fold – the health benefits and a little limit testing on how long I could go. It gets deeper – when the shelves are bare – the longer I can go without, the more for my wife and sons.

            There’s incredible comfort in knowing I can go a week (at least – longer next time) without – at that point, it frees your mind for a calm and reasoned situational assessment – immediate concerns about food can wait.

            Actually, a third reason, losing some accumulated body fat. Not so I could lose some buoyancy – just not be such a fat ass. Went from 201 lbs to 178 lbs in one week – a loss of 23 lbs. Some was water weight obviously, but when I broke fast and fully rehydrated, I was 190 lbs, meaning the delta of 11 lbs, was body fat loss.

            Felt incredibly healthy throughout – plan on trying to repeat every 6 months.

            Drowning a pleasant way to check out? I’ve heard the same, but for some reason my greatest fear has always been drowning – a long few minutes. Stories of cave divers running out of air give me the willies – scratched cave ceilings & missing fingernails – no thanks.

            Sucking on a dry tank at 100 feet? You’re as daring and crazy as he is. You still had to do a graduated ascent, right?

            The island is a little over 14 acres, has all-natural vegetation now, and I’d do everything possible to keep out any exotics, save some tightly controlled growing. Primitive structures, catchment or shallow well water, growing, small livestock, and harvesting the resource rich river & estuaries.

            Primitive and as natural a state as possible, in perpetuity – I’d even consent to some deed restrictions, if that were to swing the acquisition my way. We’ll see, fingers crossed.

          • Blackbird January 24, 2024 at 7:41 pm #

            Ron, you didn’t drink water for 7 days? I didn’t think that was possible. Then again, I would never have thought that 25 minutes without breathing was possible. I’d like to try that fast. I don’t have much fat left to lose, but I’d like to lose what I have. It’s not keeping me warm, so away with it.

            I did a textbook buddy-breathing ascent from 107′. Why I ran out of air is a long story and I am already taking up too much space with off-topic comments. My buddy on that dive and I had a reputation as Lone Rangers, but on that dive we proved that we knew what we were doing – and what each other were doing.

            I’ve taken off my BC and tank and pushed it ahead of me through passages under rock reefs. I’ve also taken my BC off to reattach my tank after having it wrenched loose while trying to hold position in a strong current. No problem. I used to be more at home underwater than on land.

            Haven’t dove in over 8 years now. An important part of my life has disappeared. I’m in a cocoon now, undergoing metamorphosis.

          • Ron Anselmo January 25, 2024 at 4:48 pm #

            Bird – I’ll circle back late very Thursday pm or very early Friday am, so others don’t have to suffer our off-topic sand in the gears.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 26, 2024 at 1:04 am #

            It’s a good topic, guys. I’ve been muttering to myself how I have to ‘fast to get flat and beat the fat’, so it’s inspiration.

            Not drinking for 7 days? That possible if one is not a camel?

          • Ron Anselmo January 26, 2024 at 2:30 am #

            Bird – first order, I’ve been corrected by the missus, she’s a Master Diver – mea culpa. To round it out, she’s a yoga practitioner, yoga instructor, massage therapist and plays djembe in a Grateful Dead cover band. I think that’s about everything.

            She’s been asked to play in a local “Pirate Band” – lots of pirates here in STA, part of the history and folklore, but she’s not too big on pirates, so if you go full-on Blackbeard, even though you dive, you may be outta luck.

            The Florida cave diver/mapper is Eric Hutcheson. Check out his work. He’s impressive and passionate about his work – always nice to see – no matter one’s occupation.

            On the fast, if you research “hard, dry, fast” you’ll get some information. One Aussie Doc, who wrote a book on fasting, still surfs during his fast, just no drinking of fluids.

            He claims that on days 5 thru 7, stem cells are actually regenerating in the bone marrow – says each time you fast, you lose two chronological years biologically – 70 to 68, etc,, but obviously it can’t be linear.

            I also thought 3 days was the limit on water, but was mistaken, and proved it so. In days 1 thru 3, your body burns thru all your stored glycogen, and your body goes into ketosis – forming ketones and now burning body fat for energy.

            The breaking down and metabolizing of fat, produces hydrogen, and apparently that, combined with breathing in O2, combines for a very minimal amount of H2O internally.

            One note of caution (I’m not too cautious, and you don’t seem to be overly cautious either) – you need to have *enough* body fat to lose. Otherwise, once you burn thru the glycogen and burn thru body fat, muscle becomes the next energy source – so someone could start to atrophy.

            I have a younger brother, who’s an MD, and he’s not totally down with it, saying the no fluids could and would impair some kidney function at some point.

            The 7 days was exhilarating, believe it or not – no change in daily routines – still went to the gym three days that week. After days 2 & 3, the thirst and hunger subside to being pretty easily manageable.

            The benefits of fasting are many – try a 2 or 3 day fast and see what you think, and how you feel. Even that short period gives the body a noticeable break in the digestive process and seems mildly cleansing/detoxing.

            Breaking the fast was also a process – almost ritualistic – a long shower followed by drinking to replace electrolytes – coconut water to replace potassium and sea-salted distilled water to replace sodium. Then the healthy eating – mangia.

            I’m going to try every 6 months or so, if I can work it out. Give it a whirl and see what you think. Good prep for the times ahead anyhow. I’ve been hungry before, and always had an inkling that we will be again, in our lifetime. We’ll see.

          • Ron Anselmo January 26, 2024 at 3:09 am #

            Bird – nice visual on the buddy-breathing, nothing more professional than getting it done – calm, cool & collected – in a critical situation. Bravo, and thanks for sharing – such things are inspirational.

        • Jarek January 22, 2024 at 10:00 pm #

          What about Jacques Cousteau? Was he for real or just a stuffed wet suit, a proto-Globalist, a servant of the Deep Ones?

          • Blackbird January 22, 2024 at 11:52 pm #

            Probably a globalist. Don’t try having heroes, you’ll be disappointed. Well, except for Gumby – he’s for real.

            Cousteau’s lab inadvertently released a species of green algae native to Florida and the Caribbean into the Mediterranean with disastrous consequences for that sea. I don’t know if they have ever acknowledged their responsibility. Not that Jacques was at fault (he was still alive when it happened) but it doesn’t reflect well on him.

            That said, watching The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau as a kid played a big role in my future development. As did Wild Kingdom, The Gumby Show, and Thunderbirds. Kids these days are so culturally impoverished.

          • Ron Anselmo January 23, 2024 at 12:21 am #

            Funny AF. Not the algae part -the Gumby part(s).

          • SoftStarLight January 23, 2024 at 2:45 am #

            I saw recently that he actually taught people how to breath like fish. But it does require a self contained underwater breathing apparatus so its not like you have to have gills or anything like that.

          • Jarek January 23, 2024 at 1:23 pm #

            I saw a special about a branch of humanity that went back to the sea and could stay under for ten minutes as they hunted. Dolphins helped, acting as their hunting dogs.

            Man the aquatic ape? What happened to them? Did they develop gills? Or was the “special” special bullshit?

          • Blackbird January 23, 2024 at 5:39 pm #

            “Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus” – aka SCUBA. Jacques was definitely a pioneer in that area and I gladly give him credit where credit is due.

          • Blackbird January 23, 2024 at 5:51 pm #

            “…stay under for ten minutes…”

            You know what the record is for breath-holding? Over 25 minutes. The guy just laid face-down in the water in a swimming pool, not doing anything, but still 25 minutes without breathing. People can learn to do some amazing things.

            I’ve heard of the aquatic ape theory – basically that we learned to walk upright by walking in water. But I have not seen or heard of any evidence presented in favor of the idea. And given the location of the apparent origin of humans, it seems highly unlikely.

            As far as humans developing gills is concerned, there is nowhere enough time for evolution (if we did indeed evolve…) to have produced this change to human anatomy. No mammals have gills, and humanoids are a very recent addition to the mammalian zoo.

          • messianicdruid January 23, 2024 at 6:30 pm #

            Costner’s WaterWorld needs a prequel.

    • elysianfield January 22, 2024 at 4:45 pm #




      Just maybe….

      • BULLITT January 22, 2024 at 5:49 pm #

        Secession? In America this is like dividing a pile of crap into pieces!
        I don’t have a warm fuzzy feeling about the election this fall. We still have a year to go under this administration who will push to give all the illegals the right to vote.
        I see absolutely no leadership in this Country fixing the problem we have for at least a year or so. And if the current regime sweeps the next election we will be in deep trouble.

        • Mike Sherman January 22, 2024 at 6:19 pm #

          “We still have a year to go under this administration who will push to give all the illegals the right to vote.

          What utter crap. You simply invent *factoids* and peddle them like conspiracy candy floss to those addicted to the conspiracy sugar.

          • BULLITT January 22, 2024 at 6:38 pm #

            Would you bet your life on it, Mike??

          • JohnAZ January 22, 2024 at 7:19 pm #

            If you do not believe this statement, Mike, you are a fool. If the Dems had even a chance of getting this done, do you really believe they would take a pass. Neither would you.

          • Mike Sherman January 22, 2024 at 8:53 pm #

            @ Bullitt & JohnAZ

            Yes – I certainly would take a bet on it. Just as I have a bet with OG about his Q-inspired prediction that Drumpf will be reinstated in March.

            I’ve also offered wagers against anyone who is predicting that the Election will be called off – no takers as yet,

            I offer the same to any prognosticators who assure me that Michelle Obama/Hillary Clinton/Someone Else (pick any evil Globalist schill) will be parachuted into the Election (that’s not going to happen) in Biden’s place.

            The self-evident cognitive dissonance combined with the stunning level of Dunning-Kruger syndrome here, will make this blog section a rich vein for future sociologists, trying to figure out how people could become so stupid while living in a time when all information is available all the time. For free!

          • Mike Sherman January 22, 2024 at 8:55 pm #

            “If the Dems had even a chance of getting this done, do you really believe they would take a pass. Neither would you.

            What this really tells me (and everyone else) is that YOU would cheat at your first opportunity, JohnAZ, and be utterly shameless about it. How fucking cowardly, and sad…but not surprising.

          • messianicdruid January 22, 2024 at 9:57 pm #

            Okay Mike, how about this; Joe B.does not complete his term [ pick a date ]. 10 bucks sent to JHK, or stay off the blog for 1 month. Your choice.

            Continue debating the details.

          • JohnAZ January 22, 2024 at 10:01 pm #

            Hmmmm. As usual, your inane retorts make little sense.

            Cheating? WTF are you talking about? The conversation was about the Dems pushing for the illegals to vote, without understanding anything about what being an American is all about. It would definitely lock in the Democrats as the Uniparty.

            For you, I understand why you would think it was a good thing to do that, all of you want the culture of the USA to be destroyed.

          • benr January 23, 2024 at 9:53 am #

            They already have given them the “right” to vote in the motor voter id act in California.
            They crowed about signing up 800,000 illegal aliens and the switch to allow voting was turned on they had to physically uncheck that option when signing up.
            How many unchecked this option?
            But wait it gets better they are saying they want to allow them the right to vote in local elections I mean they live in the area…right?
            wink wink wink.
            Mike you’re without a doubt a complete idiot.



            In 1996, the U.S. Congress passed a law prohibiting noncitizens from voting in federal elections, including elections for the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and presidential elections. This does not apply to elections at the state and local levels.[1]

            No state constitutions explicitly allowed noncitizens to vote in state or local elections. As of June 2023, seven states specified that noncitizens may not vote in state and local elections: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, North Dakota, and Ohio.[2]

            The District of Columbia and municipalities in three states allowed noncitizens to vote in local elections as of June 2023: California, Maryland, and Vermont.

            According to the Pew Research Center, there were over 25 million noncitizens living in the U.S. as of 2020. That included approximately 12 million permanent residents and 2 million temporary residents who were in the country with legal permission, as well as approximately 11 million immigrants who resided in the country without legal permission.[3]

            Whether noncitizens should be allowed to vote is a subject of debate. Click here for support and opposition arguments and here for more on the debate over the prevalence of non-citizen voting.

            BUT BUT MIKE said they are not allowed to vote.
            We can be sure they are only voting in LOCAL elections…my ass.

    • CrosstimbersOkie January 22, 2024 at 4:53 pm #

      “The Cunting Of America.”

    • Mike Sherman January 22, 2024 at 8:59 pm #

      You’re an idiot, BULLshITT. The SCOTUS is simply supporting the rights of the Federal Government over the crazy states-rights twats, such as Abbott & Paxton.

      • BULLITT January 22, 2024 at 9:23 pm #

        You are one of the smartest people I know!

      • JohnAZ January 22, 2024 at 9:51 pm #

        The Federal government has no rights, we do. When the federal government starts thinking it has rights to the exclusion of the states or individuals, our FF stated that that government needs to be done away with.

        Mike, you amaze me with your comments. You are definitely a Cradle to grave Communist that has no self identity at all. You believe that the central government should control your life. You are no American.

        I will bet you think that Brave New World and 1984 are text books for sociology or poly sci. Classes..

      • Socrates-Detroit January 23, 2024 at 7:59 am #

        The Federal government is supposed to secure the borders of the US of A.

        Having failed to do so, the states are moving to secure their own borders.

        It’s laughable to assert “the rights of the Federal Government.”

        Not only are the Feds NOT protecting our borders, despite spending $1 trillion a year on “defense”, but they are actively encouraging people to breach the border and live in this country.

        • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 9:52 pm #

          Congress is supposed to secure the borders. Why won’t this shower of MAGAts do that?

          The proposal from the executive is on the Table, but nothing is done. Why?

          Because the MAGAts don’t want the border issue resolved – what would they have to whine about then?

          Plus, it might ‘give’ Biden another big WIN on his resume, to go with all the other outstanding legislative accomplishments he’s wracked up.

          • benr January 24, 2024 at 4:00 pm #


          • Grandpa January 24, 2024 at 4:25 pm #

            Mikey, I believe you mean “racked up”, as in “accumulated”, rather than “wracked up” – which would be actually what your heroic Potato has done. As for ‘his’ “outstanding legislative accomplishments” – seems we diverge on the understanding of that bullshit as well.

          • Mike Sherman January 24, 2024 at 7:29 pm #


            “Rack vs. Wrack (Your Brain)


            rack v. rack

            Rack and wrack in phrases such as “(w)rack one’s brain” have been used interchangeably so frequently that either spelling is fine to use. ”

            So there’s that…

            Which State do you live in, old man? How many infrastructure and manufacturing projects have arrived in your state due to the CHIPS & Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, which no doubt your redneck congress critter voted against?

      • benr January 23, 2024 at 10:16 am #

        States rights Trump (whoops I said it!) Federal rights where no laws expressly give federal powers.
        Mike, you don’t know what you are talking about again.


        According to James Madison, a committed federalist, the Constitution maintains the sovereignty of states by enumerating very few express powers to the federal government, while “[t]hose which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”

        Article I Section 8 contains a list of all of the “enumerated” powers that are exclusively delegated to the federal government. Those include the power to declare war, maintain armed forces, regulate commerce, coin money and establish a Post Office.

        But that very same Section 8 also includes the so-called “Elastic Clause” that authorizes Congress to write and pass any laws that are “necessary and proper” to carry out its enumerated powers. These powers are known collectively as “implied powers” and have been used by Congress to create a national bank, to collect a federal income tax, to institute the draft, to pass gun control laws and to set a federal minimum wage, among others.

        Other than that, the Constitution grants almost all other power and authority to the individual states, as Madison said. While the Constitution doesn’t explicitly list the powers retained by the states, the founders included a catch-all in the 10th Amendment, ratified in 1791:

        I know you are not an American but for some reason you keep on piping up about subjects you know next to nothing about.


        Some excellent courses above to un-fuck your mind if that is even possible at this point.

    • TruthSeeker1986 January 23, 2024 at 1:49 am #

      …This just made me depressed….Seriously, and I thought Texas was winning this fight on illegal invasions….

      I generally try to avoid websites that never have any solutions because I’m tired of all the sh*t news. I was constantly checking out Paul Craig’s site but every article the guy put out was just doom and gloom 24/7. It got to the point where I just couldn’t get through a single week without feeling so damn angry at all the lawlessness, homelessness, and man made crises that nobody is trying to stop or prevent it. And those who have tried are overuled by the Supreme Court and still lost.

      You have too many traitors running the country on top of it all they are jeopardizing people’s safety doing it. I definitely don’t want to spend the rest of my life having to worry about being victimized or even having to murder someone to protect myself, some people can kill and sleep at night but I have Uncles that were in the war and all that killing still haunts them this very day. In fact my youngest Uncle almost killed himself because the deaths he seen in war was driving him insane, he couldn’t live with it. It’s clear that this country is gone, and yes we’ve definitely lost.

      I’ve seen footage of how bad it is in Europe with all the mass rapes and people blowing up stuff in countries like Sweden that never had these issues before.

      Quite frankly the only countries that don’t have people flooding in like this is Hungary, maybe Romania but I don’t know if they have a crises like this going on. I know for a fact they are doing this sh*t because they want something bad to happen.

      The problem with America is that it’s controlled by too many corrupted individuals, you have Deep State, FBI, CIA, all these groups and they’re all committing treason…You say we are moving from the ballot box to the ammo box….Not really…If the Supreme court can rule that these people can just flood into the country illegally like that. You shooting them means they can throw you in jail even if they assault you, so you’ll still lose regardless unless the whole country rise up before they get overwhelmed…Soon as they start deputizing these people, it’ll be too damn late to fight. The fact is, America is going to become communist, that’s all there is to it…Western Europe is already lost. They can’t even throw out all the invaders from over there either…Voting is useless, but at least Abbot did try….

      • tucsonspur January 23, 2024 at 3:14 am #

        It’s all very disheartening and humiliating, even emasculating. You feel absolutely powerless.

        Hundreds of thousands of people are demonstrating against the AfD, the far-right party in Germany, after discussions about ‘remigration’.

        Chancellor Olaf Scholz joined the demonstrators, who refer to those who want to save their country and culture as ‘Nazis’. How original.

        Even if Trump were elected and was able to begin a serious program of deportation, the Left and BLM and Antifa would be like berserkers, out in force, tearing the country apart, making the riots of summer 2020 look like a picnic.

        The whole country will definitely not rise up. The Left has appropriated the nation’s balls and will whip you until you whimper, or lock you up until you wither. What are we going to do about it?

        Yes, national emasculation.

        • SoftStarLight January 23, 2024 at 4:03 am #

          The Right’s constant cower in fear of the Left is a sight to behold. A very bizarre phenomenon.

          • Ron Anselmo January 23, 2024 at 9:16 am #

            Yes Dreamy – hard to understand the phenomenon.

            One thought is that we have too much to lose, houses, careers, livelihoods, material possessions, freedom (from incarceration), so we don’t do anything.

            We are as guilty of being short-sighted as the wolves of Wall Street and the crony capitalists – considering only, and blinded by, short-term benefit over long-term interests.

            To Wit: We covet all those things now – in the short term – refusing to give them up, and our children and grandchildren will live in chains. We should willingly sacrifice them – everything – so our children and grandchildren can live free.

            We’ve become (progressively more) selfish. We give-to-get (for ourselves), when we should be willingly give-to-give (for our children). However their future unfolds, is on us.

            A secondary thought, I’ve heard over and over is, “Stay calm, keep your cool, don’t lose your temper, don’t do anything. That’s exactly what they want you to do”. No, that’s a mindfuck. They want you to do exactly as you’re doing now – nothing. Cowering – you nailed it.

            I’ve said over and over, it’s as simple as this: We have two choices, defend our way of life or lose it. It’s not that complicated, it really is that simple.

            Currently, we’re watching it slip away – a bizarre phenomenon (choice) indeed. It’s enough to make you cry for the future our children will endure for our lack of courage.

            We’re not all broken, and some, myself included, never will be – the uphill grind will be relentless, but our children are worth the fight when it gets to that.

        • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 8:32 am #

          “Saving the country”, even “saving western civ”, is a low T desire today. The high-T take is that any “saving” will take a whole lot of destroying, so the disintegration is not a bad thing, even when the agents are silly people amd silliness. What matters is realistic long term goals and correct ideas about what might be actually salvagable.

          • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 8:37 am #

            The logic of a man living in a tent.

            You remind me of our Rote Front drummer. Lives on welfare in a ghetto near a power plant. I have to take him to practice because his car breaks down every other week and he spends his entire Hartz IV check on Indian food and guitar pedals.

            Spent most of his life taking drugs and doing roadie work for metal bands in the 80s.

            He recently told me that in order for Germany to change, “the suburbs must burn.”

            He’s mid-50s and a total loser. Good drummer though.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 9:30 am #

            Girl and I live well, employer and handout-free in a nice rural corner of USA, but I definitely do have more in common with and respect for above-drummer-like dudes than the corporate-cog, flipped-bohemian, weekend-guitarist here 🙂 .

            You’re like all the boomers who overeacted to their (shallow) protest days, quickly suburb-nested and drowned their minds in comforting ideologies, Owl, except 25 years late to that game.

            Why the aversion to asceticism (not a promising trait for a supposed “creative” type)? Soured by ill-advised parenthood-responsibilities, possibly.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 9:57 am #

            Which sparks a thought:

            Beware the asceticism-averse “conservative.”

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 12:07 pm #

            How ’bout a music link, Owl? I’ve got a link anyone’s free to have a laugh or look at.

          • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

            Most of my career was spent at the National Academies and a small publishing outfit. Not really corporate.

            I had little doubt you would admire a triple-vaxxed broke communist who wants to burn the suburbs.

            It’s more or less you.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 2:02 pm #

            Minus the communist, vaxxed and broke part, I suppose we do have commonalities.

            Especially if he’s an overpopulationist, which he’s probably not. But much more convertible than yourself.

            What a ducker. Slick-ish downplay of the current job. And no music link. No real engagement, as ever. Hiding things. Clinging to the new religion.

          • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 3:40 pm #

            Why would I post personal information on an internet forum, Gus?

            The last think I need is a New Normal nut like yourself doxxing me.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 3:57 pm #

            A dox upon both your houses (you and vaxxed gutter-rat drummer).

          • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 4:07 pm #

            Give the other Malthusian tent-enclave folk my best.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 4:11 pm #

            Two very distinct kinds of people if you are Night Owl: Neil-Oliver acolytes, and everyone else.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 4:15 pm #

            Brittle urban alt-right closeted trash.

          • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 4:35 pm #

            In the end humanity wins, Malthus bro.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 4:56 pm #

            It’s funny how you’re convinced you and your niche ideological group are the only ones who believe or can believe that as a principle and eventual actuality. Most of your dear, simple categorizations are just wrong. Gross inaccuracies and simplifications everywhere.

          • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 6:05 pm #

            I don’t have a group, Gus.

            Family, a few close friends, and acquiantances. Groups are about control.

            That is something most people genuinely working for freedom in this time have in common.

            The manipulators are easy to spot when you come from a place of honesty.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 8:34 pm #

            You sound like a scientologist or something. Not literally, but the wonky cult-speak.

          • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 9:45 pm #

            Rote Front?

            Not these guys, I assume:


            But possibly these guys?


          • Night Owl January 24, 2024 at 8:02 am #

            Die Rote Front is not a band. It is a political movement.

            Yet another thing Mike doesn’t understand.

          • Mike Sherman January 24, 2024 at 7:10 pm #

            You have a political movement that has a drummer in it, whom you have to take to practice (political practice?) meanwhile there’s a German band called “Rote Front” which can make an awesome racket. So many unusual coincidences…Right.

        • beantownbill. January 23, 2024 at 12:54 pm #


          Remember, freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose; when that happens citizens will ‘lose it’. Until then nothing will happen.

          Revolt is only loss of 9 meals away. Liberty is secondary to survival for most people. Even emasculation has no meaning when one’s belly has been empty for a short while.

          This situation may well occur, as our society’s systems are interlocked, and if something fails in one unconnected aspect, it could cause failure in another, such as inability to transport food.

          Only then the revolt thing could come into play.

  31. tom clark January 22, 2024 at 10:21 pm #

    Let’s face it, CFN. Our host has thrown a lot of crap at the wall over the years. Some has stuck, some hasn’t. So be it. What I admire about Jimbo is that he carries on regardless, with great pluck and determination and an unmatched writing style. And he is a great interviewer, as his Kunstlercasts demonstrate. Will we still be the UNITED States of America on November 6? I have no idea, but I hope JHK will still be around to give CFN and his trackback/pingback followers his take.

    • tom clark January 22, 2024 at 10:30 pm #

      And to JohnAZ I would simply cite the words of the Rough Rider Republican, Teddy Roosevelt, “The government is all of us…we are the government, you and I”.

      • JohnAZ January 23, 2024 at 12:06 am #

        Yep, TC, that is exactly what has brought us to the piss poor state that we find ourselves today.

        The founding fathers knew how evil government can be and tried to come up with a Constitution that would control that evil.

        Right now, that safeguard is just about defunct, as the Left has been successful at breaking it down.

        And Roosevelt, by his own words, is one of those Leftists, enshrined possibly as one of the first RINOs.

        BTW, Jarek and I go round and round about capitalism vs, socialism vs. fascism vs. communism. I stand for capitalism as the solution to running a fair equal economy, but only if the damn government keeps their mitts off of it. He is right, our lousy Leftist government has turned our economy to a lot of crony corporations and little else. He is also right that our options are rapidly becoming a socialist economy moving into Marxism or fascism.

        Nice job, everyone. Even Trump cannot undo the damage that the last 35 years of Leftist rule has caused. That includes the latest group of RINOs that care more about their Deep State on the Potomac instead of their constituents.

        Bush, Cheney, are they related somehow to Roosevelt?

    • SoftStarLight January 23, 2024 at 3:00 am #

      Wow, sometimes you are so down to Earth tom. I do hope the same thing. Imagine that. We hope for the same thing. I’m completely mazed

  32. SoftStarLight January 23, 2024 at 4:15 am #

    The grind of the law is too slow. And the Supreme Court is not a law making body. Glad to hear that Texas will continue to do what they need to. The Right/Left paradigm is mostly bogus in the world of realpolitik. Very soon no one will care what they say or any other “official” says. The real problem we have is a lack of vision and depth. The pesky schmesky processes and procedures. Did the people tearing everything down care about them? No. So why do you give a fuck? But really. In the midst of a Fourth Turning this tumultuous shifting is like par for the course. A lot of bad things are going to happen. And a lot of times its because a lot of people are dumb. If you are here the chances of your IQ being higher than the average person out there is really good. So you have an advantage automatically. Find some cheer in the darkness and don’t let the creepy critters take your power and energy away from you.

    • Clarksonfarms January 23, 2024 at 5:34 am #

      Did this not all start with the creation of the Dept of Homeland Security whose purpose was to share information between the different intelligence agencies? So, if we do have to tear down the FBI, reeling in this omnibus may bring us back to a balance of power. When Trump is elected, he will quash any of that nonsense promptly. He is our best hope, because civil war will happen otherwise. If antifa or any nazi group starts anything in my town, I will not idly sit by. There are thousands of church attending Christians who love America and can easily be united to address the small percentage of dissidents who hate Trump. When they start being shot, the others will turn tail and run. I sincerely hope that justice prevails for the scumbags who put us in this situation. Pelosi bought a $25 million dollar estate in Jupiter to escape to after ruining San Francisco and the country. Her, Schumer, Schiff, Rice and the other leftist cabinet cabal are at the top of my list. We must protect Trump, even after taking office. It also started with the take down of Nixon and then Kennedy, and has morphed to another Third Reich, The time to stop it is now. The man to do it is Trump. The army to back him is called Christians.

      • Ron Anselmo January 23, 2024 at 9:29 am #

        “…the small percentage of dissidents who hate Trump.” ~ Clarksonfarms

        I applaud your optimism, and opinion. I only add – never underestimate your enemy. More than half this country (as well as the global elite) have a rabid hatred for DJT, but I agree completely – when the shooting starts, they’ll turn tail and run.

        • TruthSeeker1986 January 23, 2024 at 11:18 am #

          How do you know they’ll run? You seem to forget they have control over the military, and if these soldiers are willing to fight BS wars on their behalf in other countries including killing innocent people in some of these countries just to help them fulfil their self serving agendas. What makes you think they won’t do the same here in America? Hell they have plenty of war age men from other countries right here that they can use against you, some of which probably already have military experiences from the countries they came from. It won’t just be Antifa you’ll be fighting against in a civil war.

          If the shooting starts they’ll just use some of those war aged men against you. A Civil War would be hell in America especially if people start using explosives and missile launchers in the street like I’ve seen footage of in places like Africa where their civil wars were just bloody chaos.

          In the end, the Globalist will still be in control of the country after people kill only each other instead of going for the ones who caused it. And in every civil war it has ended in nothing but strife and turmoil. You can look at many parts of Africa where they’ve had constant civil war conflict and yet nothing has changed. Except in a large country like America, it would be extremely worse if every state is involved in a nationwide conflict.

          • Ron Anselmo January 23, 2024 at 1:41 pm #

            TS – they’ll run, because they are cowards. Additionally, any conflict will be asymmetric, not any type of set-piece military conflict.

            Those fighting for their way of life, their families and their ideals, in their own lands, will prevail. Their hearts are in the fight.

            See the Mujahideen in Afghanistan – AK-47’s, RPG’s and heart, ultimately defeated F-16’s, Cobra’s and Apache’s, MRAP’s, tanks, guided missiles. That was after they handed Russia their ass as well.

            See the Viet Cong in SE Asia – same story.

            Never underestimate a man’s heart and will to fight, especially in his own land. Have more faith in us, I do.

          • Ron Anselmo January 24, 2024 at 12:34 am #

            Re: Afghanistan – this is why they want to make automatic weapons illegal in the US. Biden has, more than once, mockingly said that if we want to take on the Government, we need F-16’s, not AR-15’s.

            He knows full well, that the Mujahideen sent him running with his tail between his legs, at the cost of 13 American servicemen and women and hundreds of civilians – just on the clusterfuck evacuation alone.

            Over time, automatic weapons will prevail – they know that – that’s why we cannot ever give them up.

      • messianicdruid January 23, 2024 at 10:01 am #

        People who put other people above the law [ God’s ] are what got us here. 1 John 3:4

  33. Mister Roboto January 23, 2024 at 5:46 am #

    Crap like this only makes me increasingly concerned that the USA is becoming more and more like a Third World country.

    • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 8:34 am #

      It will get far worse if Biden or a globalist successor turns off the oil and gas.

      Remember that all of the Agenda 2030 threads are meant to intertwine right before the trap door opens and the corpse of free humanity is left to swing in the wind.

      • BackRowHeckler January 23, 2024 at 9:50 am #

        Well, what’s happening in Germany, Owl? I’ve read that petroleum & natgas supplies are constrained right now mostly due to the Ukraine/Russia conflict. It almost appears Germany has choked off it’s own fuel supply by sanctions it has laid on Russia. Germany as I understand it has gone balls-in for the ‘Transition to Renewables’ closing its nuke plants & gutting coal. How is German industry responding? In some quarters I’ve seen that Germany is getting along fine in this new energy paradigm; in other quarters, Germany is being ‘De-industrialzed.’ I’ve also seen a few claims that the German auto industry has boxed itself in by its rush to abandon ICE car manufacture & ‘pivot to EVs’ in just a few years. I imagine the truth lies somewhere in between.

        • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

          Oil and gas have been constrained, so the Green/Socialist “Ampel” (traffic light) coalition here simply started buying gas and oil from Scandanavia and the United States. We the consumers pay the price difference. This of course has backfired.

          There isn’t much movement on anything else. Lots of threats to force all of us with older or historic homes to insulate and make other renovations for astronomical prices.

          Most of the incentives for solar and EVs have dried up. It is hard to gauge where the population stands in aggregate, but I would say at least 40 percent see what is going on.

          The AFD party is surging in the polls in many places, so the Greens and Socialists are now calling to ban the party.

          A bit 1933ish.

          • BackRowHeckler January 23, 2024 at 4:01 pm #

            Very informative, Thanks.

          • Ron Anselmo January 23, 2024 at 11:33 pm #

            Yes Owl, thanks. Trusted, first person intel is about all I believe anymore.

    • TruthSeeker1986 January 23, 2024 at 11:07 am #

      That’s because it is….Look how many of these people who have already gotten in from the third world. Who ever is controlling Biden is having all kinds of fun watching us get mad, watching us lose everything, watching our streets, communities, and cities go to shit….They are doing it because they aren’t scared of an uprising, they know it’s never going to happen.

      When the French got pissed during the French Revolution they had the people at the top fearing for their very lives because they knew the citizens were sick of their shit and wasn’t playing around with them. They weren’t waiting around for Superman to come in and stop the pricks. They did it themselves.

      If America did the same all this BS would be over tomorrow. But that January 6 stunt despite was a major set up showed that no one is going to try something like overthrowing the government. Trump was asked if he was planning to do it, but he never said yes or no. I don’t think he will, after all he’s owned by the same people that’s got Biden wrecking America.

      The only difference between him and Biden is that he wasn’t intentionally trying to destroy the Country on a massive scale but even with Trump in office we still kept getting illegals. There’s only so much you can do as President, but the Supreme Court is corrupt and trash itself. That’s why they won’t even impeach Biden, and has outright allowed the Democrats to weaponize organizations like the FBI…If they were serious they would be trying to do everything in their power to hold everyone accountable for destroying the country beyond repair like that. But instead they are part of the problem…Which is why I feel WEF is going to get their stupid Utopian they want so bad.

      • Blackbird January 23, 2024 at 6:05 pm #

        The state and the people had access to the same class of weapons during the French Revolution. During the present, the state has rock to our scissors.

        • Ron Anselmo January 23, 2024 at 11:38 pm #

          Oh yeah? Well, we have paper to the state’s rock. The lefties currently have control of the scissors, which they shouldn’t have anyhow, for safety’s sake, but if we can keep them at bay, we’ve got a shot against both – the state & the lefties.

  34. JohnAZ January 23, 2024 at 10:59 am #

    Good morning, all.

    Well, here we are, New Hampshire. Today may mean the rise of Trump and the end of Nikki. Hopefully.

    Nikki is the representative of the RINOs in the Deep State. She may make it into South Carolina but polls say she will be thoroughly embarrassed there.

    The good news is, the electorate, at least the GOP side is going to, probably reject the RINO Deep State, exactly what the MAGA movement is after. A large win in New Hampshire will give Trump even more leverage into the future. Money will flow into the General instead of the primaries. The RINOs will leave the GOP hopefully. When Trump wins in the fall, he is going to rip up the collusion of the Dems and RINOs that has created the Monster on the Potomac.

    BTW, it is amazing to me that intelligent people on this blog can even consider that the government is who should be in charge of everything. I do understand some not so intelligent folks in their desire to create a Marxist state.

    Everything the government touches turns to shit. Something like King Midas except not gold.

    It does not help that the grandmaster of things is a global Mob.

    Interesting you tube linking Biden’s mob with the cartels. Uh, no kidding.

    Think for a moment, what is the end result of what the traitors in DC are doing, always a good exercise. What does a third world status really mean? How many expats will brain drain the country, like California?

    JHK, could it be that the extrapolation of current events will bring on the heart of the Long Emergency long before the oil “runs” out? Can a handful of smucks on the Potomac create a feudal society here where Bill Gates and China become landlords for millions of sharecroppers.

    • Jarek January 23, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

      Yeah, people need heat and light. Think how much money the power companies could make if only Government would let them! No one stepped in, so the medical industry never stopped jacking up their prices. Thankfully, the Government put its foot on the neck of the power companies.

      Libertarians are the biggest fools of all. Greed heads are slaves of their own greed and can’t be allowed to be in charge of anything, ultimately.

      • BackRowHeckler January 23, 2024 at 5:19 pm #

        Medical costs are high exactly because the government did step in. Costs began to rise in the mid 60s when the medicare system was implemented.

        For example, when Hartford Hospital was established in the 1890s all treatment & services were free of charge, covered by private donations made by wealthy individuals.

        • Jarek January 23, 2024 at 6:33 pm #

          You are in love with your chains.

    • Blackbird January 23, 2024 at 6:06 pm #

      “Something like King Midas except not gold.”

      I call it “the Minus Touch”.

    • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 9:36 pm #

      “When Trump wins in the fall,[…]

      Hilarious again, JohnAZ. The disappointment you’re going to experience when he’s soundly dumped in November will be a pitiful sight.

  35. JohnAZ January 23, 2024 at 11:14 am #

    I notice that interviewers are asking Trump about his Covid reaction and the escalation of Fauci.

    This is a perfectly realistic question.

    His response was, on the exchange I heard, that he stopped Chinese from coming here when the disease started in China. True.

    But, Pence? In charge of Fauci? The godfather of virus research and probable biological warfare? Birx? The female stand-in?

    I remember that I thought at he time that Fauci gave us nothing!!!! Masks, six feet apart, isolation, lockdown advisories, all remedies that have been around for a long time. No real answers. His primary object was Vaxx!!!

    Hmmm, Vaxx, isn’t that what the enhanced labs were all about anyway? IMHO, the formula for the Vaxx was in place when the disease “escaped”. The rest is history.

    Trump screwed up, period, by throwing the virus response to the wolves with Pence. Did Pence “stab” Trump in the back at this time by encouraging the actions of Fauci and Birx and the rapid deployment of the vaxx? Definitely the worst decision that Trump ever made. If he does not admit the same, I will always believe he has a foot in the Deep State.

    The good news? The Biden mob is much much worse, so this debacle will never see the light of day during the campaign.

    This must be “forgiven” as the ascent of Biden to a second term will be lethal to the USA.

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    • JohnAZ January 23, 2024 at 11:15 am #

      Birx, the token female.

    • TruthSeeker1986 January 23, 2024 at 11:29 am #

      Here is the thing though, even if Biden don’t get elected again or Trump, they can just put Nikki in there….And she’s a warmongering idiot that will easily cause WWIII to happen just to make her pimp’s dick hard. Fact is I don’t trust any of them, not even Trump. People seem to forget who really controls and run America, and it isn’t American people. They are the same people who also control all the Western European countries.

      Biden isn’t the only one wrecking America, look at what Georgina Molini did to Italy in such a short period of time, look how Merkel screwed over the Germans. Now Ireland is having some issues and from what I’ve heard some of these European countries no longer have White European leaders anymore but outsiders from other countries….Like the Middle East, or India which is insulting.

      The fact is some of the best Western nations on earth are being destroyed, and Soros is only partially to blame for it since he has all the money. Not a single one of these people care about defending their sovereign nations. Only Vicktor Orbin so far has fought hard and done this, everyone else is selling out their country. to the highest bidder to see who can wreck their country first by making it unlivable and dangerous. Besides, it’s not like Trump can be president forever…They can just have him killed and insert someone else in there that can continue doing what Biden is doing, it’s not that hard to find someone willing enough to destroy a country. You can look at the proof all around you with all the Western European leaders doing the same shit Biden is currently doing to their countries.

      • JohnAZ January 23, 2024 at 11:51 am #

        If you look at the end of the Roman republic, it was very similar to what we are witnessing today.

        A underclass, slaves, revolted under Spartacus, against the Patrician class. Crassus crushed the revolt, then tried to take over. Out foxed by a number of Patricians, eventually Julius Caesar won out to stop the freedoms of the republic and install himself as the protector of the people. Thence the empire.

        Same thing at the end, the corruption of the emperors created a revolt by the underclass, the Germanic tribes.

        We are witnessing a Turning today, just the next. Hint, someone always wins, crushing the other side.

        Is Trump Spartacus, or Attila, going to save the populists from the evil Mob? Then what?

        • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 5:17 pm #


  36. socialisthater January 23, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

    Well, it seems that the Trump-hating Fascist/Communist/Socialist America-hating shitheads like “Mike Sherman” have discovered CFN. Now, I don’t consider JHK a card-carrying conservative, but he certainly sees the “blob” for what it is–a bunch of Fascist/Communist/Socialist America-hating shitheads that aren’t taking the U.S. back from destruction, but are encouraging its destruction and hastening it. The U.S. has never had such a cabal of evil f-tards running the country as it has now with the Obama/Hillary/Biden cabal. Anyone who remotely continues to support those evil clowns is just as evil and stupid.

    President Trump is, today, really the only viable political answer to taking the U.S. back to sanity. RINOs can’t do it, and Democrats surely can’t do it. RFK, Jr. can’t do it, nor can any other third party candidate, at least not in 2024. And, if Trump loses in 2024 to the Globalist Socialist/Fascist/Communist Democrat scum, there won’t be a meaningful election in 2026, 2028, or any other year. The U.S. will be a de facto Third World Socialist dictatorship.

    Morons like “Mike Sherman” need to study some history to see how well “useful idiot” supporters of Socialism–either Communist-flavored or Fascist-flavored–fare when the Socialists gain total power. Millions upon millions of those “useful” idiots were summarily killed by the very regimes they helped bring to power. Why? Because useful idiots are no longer useful once the dictatorship is in power–they are just idiots with no further beneficial use to the regime. Those idiots are literally worth more dead than alive to the regime.

    • Jarek January 23, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

      Fascism means making the corporations serve the nation. IF ONLY Trump was more of a fascist! Nationalism is Fascism after all. To the extent Nationalism diverges from Fascism, to that extent the nation declines and is put in danger.

      • Jarek January 23, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

        This is done – if possible – with delicacy and affection. As Pinochet said, Of course you treat people who can make things well.

        We need them after all. Not like the Bankers. They can take a flying leap. Or we can push them.

        We’re not communists after all. We don’t think everyone is the same or deserves the same in compensation for their efforts. Neither are we capitalists who think that money is the be all and end all of everything. Nor socialists in the middle. We’re our own line all entirely.

        • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 2:22 pm #

          A tribal social mentality frankensteined onto a tribe-gobbling economic paradigm. The transplant can never hold. That’s my fascism definition.

          • Jarek January 23, 2024 at 2:44 pm #

            One people with one culture, moving thru all of the stages. A viable mind in a viable body. Why not?

            Not the Unites States, which is just a whole lot of nothing now.

            Your radical critique of technology is still important of course. I would like to attain back unto Homo Ludens via the Positiva not via Negativa or necessity. But until we attain clean fusion, it’s still just a pipe dream. Not just a pipe dream. Dreaming is important as per the Indian (feather) prophet, Smohalla, “My followers will not know work becuase men who work cannot dream.”

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 2:50 pm #

            I’ve said this before here and elsewhere that we are in cognitive dissonance as a ‘tribally-wired’ species within the current societal outfit we inhabit. It doesn’t fit and looks like shit. A bit of a straight-jacket. (Small wonder perhaps that many appear to come from the proverbial padded cells.)
            And unless we somehow adapt/evolve quickly enough (although there are problems with that even if we do), as you write, it won’t hold. And maybe I’m glad about that. Oh sure, relationships, even if bad, can still be hard to get out of– they’re ‘what we know’– but despite that, it’s probably for the best.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 2:57 pm #

            @Jarek: Earlier today, I saw the rare sight of a guy smoking a pipe. As he was doing so, he seemed kind of lost in revelry or whatever and it made me think of that expression, ‘pipe dream’.

            Anyway, I got some ingredients for a home made tapenade, but as I was shopping elsewhere after, I got into a nibbly mood and got into the tapenade ingredients to the point where making a tapenade became infeasible.

            Now, back at home, I’m rounding things off with a cold-milk-brewed black orange pekoe tea with a splash of Amaretto and some salted roasted pistachios.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 3:00 pm #

            Here’s the full quote:

            “My young men shall never work, men who work cannot dream; and wisdom comes to us in dreams. You ask me to plow the ground. Shall I take a knife and tear my mothers breast? Then when I die she will not take me to her bosom to rest. You ask me to dig for stone. Shall I dig under her skin for her bones? Then when I die I cannot enter her body to be born again. You ask me to cut grass and make hay and sell it and be rich like white men. But how dare I cut off my mother’s hair.”

            As you see, Smoholla doesn’t consider intensive agriculture, or industry, to be viable “stages” of culture at all, in any way, categorically. Much less progressing tangential monstrosities like fusion.

            Ecology of the living Earth, and time, determine what the actual spectrum of viable cultural stages are.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 3:09 pm #

            Zazelle, go for the bison liver, waved over flame.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

            by Alkor

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 3:17 pm #

            by Alkor


            It’s the amaretto…

            Robert, I’m less than crazy about liver, but thanks for the suggestion nonetheless. Where would one get that anyway?

            Mind you, I once had a girlfriend who introduced me to chopped liver at a (Jewish-owned?) delicatessen, and I loved it. Dunns in Ottawa, if you’re curious. They might still have one in Montreal as well.

            Ah, the things women introduce me to sometimes…

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 3:20 pm #

            It’s wartime. Revelry time comes later, for those who make it through wartime.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 3:24 pm #

            (I listened to the song, btw.)

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 3:41 pm #

            Well you don’t have to listen to the song, but it’s there if you want to.

            Revelry can happen during wartime, but maybe less so than during peacetime. Mind you, maybe more so during wartime if that’s almost all one has, like in the proverbial trenches. So then, just light up your pipe in your trench there and take a few seconds or minutes of revelry.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 3:59 pm #

            ‘…For, tomorrow, we may die…’

          • Jarek January 23, 2024 at 6:31 pm #

            It’s a metaphor, Gus. The Earth isn’t actually our mother. Our mother is out mother.

            Gus, a strapping six footer, hates the little Asian agriculturalist of India and China. His attitude is:

            Behold the mighty Englishman
            He rules the Hindoo small.
            It is because he eats meat
            That he is two cubits tall.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 7:30 pm #

            Rob, while I’m here, why is your apparent image all greenish-yellow on your site? Would you not want an image that looks less jaundiced? Or is it my own computer screen?

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 8:39 pm #

            “Gus, a strapping six footer, hates the little Asian agriculturalist of India and China.”

            This is all true.

            Zaz, my pic is yellow, but don’t mistake that for support for the Asian agriculturalist.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 25, 2024 at 7:26 am #

            What about something like this:

          • Anthea January 25, 2024 at 9:18 am #

            @ The Man They Call Zazelle:

            I’ve made tapenade bread, which is very good! I had to make the tapenade first, but I guess my recipe was not all that demanding.

            Tapenade bread is a nice holiday specialty bread, and a good snack for a movie night, with some cheese or other extras. Nice served with brie with almonds, which has been melted in the oven. We used to have that with our Christmas Eve movie night (along with some spumante), before Christmas was complicated by the festivities of in-laws–and one of my daughters decided to do a Feast of the Seven Fishes for a few years.

            I recently discovered a nice mead, Camelot Mead, that I can get from our small-town grocery store. I am told that mead is hard to find.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 26, 2024 at 2:43 am #

            A party in your kitchen for sure, Anthea!

            Actually, my ‘tapenade’ usually consists of what I typically find in the open bar at the grocery store here. So, and being selective, what I select (really just those ingredients chopped up into a bit of a chunky dip) are a couple of feta-cheese-stuffed jalapeno peppers, five or so blue-cheese-stuffed green (queen?) olives, five or so of those unstuffed still-seeded black raisiny-looking olives (forget the name), five or so artichoke hearts and a few dried tomatoes. I think that’s about it.

            All those ingredients are in oil that I strain with a large serving spoon with holes that they provide.

            If you could bake that in bread, it might be quite nice indeed and a great way to avoid having to get a dipping bread or cracker, since everything’s inside.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 26, 2024 at 2:46 am #

            You know, I love mead, but have never actually bought a bottle for myself, only had it as samples at markets and at the odd party/get-together.

            I make my own ciders as you may know and know in theory at least how to make mead. I should try and start a batch this year!

    • Mike Sherman January 23, 2024 at 5:15 pm #

      “President Trump is, today, really the only viable political answer to taking the U.S. back to sanity.

      socialisthater says the above but calls ME a moron. Funny as fuck.

      Hey, socialisthater – it’s clear you have no idea of what actual socialism is. You refer to failed authoritarian regimes that used ‘socialism’ as a political beard. Drumpf will give zero fucks about you should he again accidentally win the presidency – which he will most certainly not.

      • Anthea January 25, 2024 at 9:21 am #

        Actually, socialism is the earmark of an authoritarian regime–invariably a failed or failing one.

        I can suggest some informative reading on this subject, if you’d like.

        • Anthea January 25, 2024 at 9:22 am #

          I guess I should have said “the hallmark of an authoritarian regime.”

  37. BULLITT January 23, 2024 at 2:21 pm #

    Those anti-American folks on here that are so smart all have a plan for America. Their plan will work until they get punched in the mouth. I can’t wait until some of these key-board warriors who support he current administration get a draft notice in the mail. Some Black or Hispanic drill sergeant will have a good time with these soy boys. They will find out that the government that they thought was their safety net will make their lives a living hell. They will be just a number, or a KIA.
    A form of government is necessary for an orderly society. What we have now hasn’t shown much order. We are close to living under a dictator where those with the gold make the rules.
    We have a long time between now and the next President. Those in control will use this opportunity of time.
    Take your time now to make a plan to protect your family. The worse is yet to come.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 3:46 pm #

      BULLIT, the problem with reality is that it keeps pitching us curved balls. You can think or say one thing and then it comes out all bent out of shape and inverted.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 23, 2024 at 3:59 pm #

        Anarchists and their curved balls…

        • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 4:06 pm #

          There’s only one authoritarian who matters, Rob, and that’s Mom Nature. All the rest of us are probably anarchists or authoritarian wannabes. Take your pick.

  38. The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 2:37 pm #

    Limited hangout? 😉

    “Move along, folks, nothing to see here… Just some homeless guy wants to cook ~17 eggs… Ya, sure, kids, you can pass by here…”

  39. elysianfield January 23, 2024 at 2:53 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;


    What will you do if/when the police come to your door to enforce some woke policy or another that you are in violation of? Engage the officers with rhetoric and logic? Suppose you are the silver tongued devil you suspect you are, and you not only change the mind of t he officers standing on your porch, but you actually, through his self loathing and disgust, have him quit the department. Is this a victory? No, there are 50 people willing to take his place.

    The discussion should be carried, instead, to the local Chief of Police, the District Attorney…maybe even the Governor of the state. The Governor, his/her advisors, supporting legislators, and even the major donors need to be part of the discussion.

    Argue the message, not the messenger.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 3:31 pm #

      I’m with this philosophy student guy some time ago and a part of his group and he gives us a scenario and part of my response if recalled was that his scenario was artificial and wouldn’t likely happen in real life. His group was extremely short-lived.

      Over at Zero Hedge, I recently made a comment that nature has the last word and corruption/authoritarianism probably is at odds with it on some level(s) and doesn’t seem to last long.

      But anyway, WRT your scenario, I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. (LOL)

      Seriously, yes, but also, if one considers, say, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, what one might do is idle speculation.

    • Ron Anselmo January 24, 2024 at 12:08 am #

      E – forget the Chief of Police. They serve at the will of the local city commission(s). Want to know why there are “stand-downs”, and selective law enforcement? Look at his 5 or 7 or 9 bosses.

      To keep his job – he does what he’s told. Beware your city commissions – most already cancer-ridden Marxists. What policies do people expect?

      Insert the County Sheriff, the highest constitutional officer in any county. Above the Feds, above any city or county commissions – an elected official. Chiefs of Police are bureaucrats, lower level at that. Yes, massa Mayor, whatever you say. Don’t arrest them you say? OK then.

      Our local Sherriff said at one point, regarding some foolish federal gun law, that if the Feds try to enforce that in my county, they’ll be spending the night in my jail.

      That’s how we roll here. We make certain we elect an upstanding County Sheriff – the most important local election there is – even the compromised city & county commissions answer to the Sheriff.

      Don’t get me wrong, your point is well taken.

  40. The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 3:07 pm #

    ‘Government’ is a sociomaterial technology and, as such, it cannot be managed effectively by humans in the sense that…

    It’s like giving a baby a loaded gun.

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    • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 5:00 pm #

      It is the eternal push and pull. There will never be a utopia, and functioning government requires work, or it will cease to function (the way it should, at least).

      Without government, you are fair game for the next living and breathing thing that is larger or smarter than you. But we all have gifts, individual gifts, that may only be utilized under certain circumstances, so some kind of organized system guaranteeing liberty and the right to pursue happiness is required for a healthy society that will move mankind forward.

      In other words, fuck anarchists.

      • BackRowHeckler January 23, 2024 at 5:25 pm #

        Well said, Owl.

        Zaz has been going on for awhile now with this Anarchy bullsh#t, saying the same thing in many different ways; nobody is buying it.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 5:42 pm #

          Actually, I often if not usually mention anarchy when I get ‘trolled’ about it– IOW, when someone else mentions it first. LOL

          In any case large scale governments– not talking directly about anarchy here– can’t work for various reasons anyway, many of which I’ve already mentioned.

          So, it’s kind of irrelevant whether someone ‘buys’ anarchy or not. It’s coming to a neighborhood near you for free. LOL

          • elysianfield January 24, 2024 at 12:36 pm #

            LOL, ROTFLMAO,


          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 1:58 pm #


          • elysianfield January 24, 2024 at 2:48 pm #

            “So, it’s kind of irrelevant whether someone ‘buys’ anarchy or not. It’s coming to a neighborhood near you for free. LOL”

            Indeed. The only issue is that you embrace the concept as a viable construct through which humans can exist and, perhaps, even thrive.

            History suggests otherwise. LMFAO….

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

            We’ve been in relative anarchy for the overwhelming majority of our species’ existence.

            It’s the State that’s brand-spanking-new, and ostensibly eminently fragile to boot.

            But if your head is always up your ass or at least preoccupied with that particular region, as evidenced hereon, it would seem understandable that you’d think otherwise.

          • elysianfield January 24, 2024 at 5:51 pm #

            “We’ve been in relative anarchy”

            Yeah…just like your argument has gained “relative” acceptance.

            My head up my ass? Only when I search for reason supporting your argument. I am prepared even to accept “relative” assurance that you have anything worthy to say. Do you have a “relative” following on this site?

          • elysianfield January 24, 2024 at 5:54 pm #

            Oh Captain, My Captain~W. Whitman (paraphrased)

            Oh Zazzer, My Zazzer, No accolades for you!
            Your Premise fully bankrupt, your argument seen through,
            Not one convert, minion, no sympathetic response posted,
            Only the smell of burning flesh, while your ass was being roasted.

            But why the abject failure of your utopian scheme”
            You’ve written much (too much?)…arguments by the ream!
            You got nasty and testy, put people in their place,
            Your race is done, it died at birth, no win, no show, no place.

            Was it your fault, the inability to convince?
            Or the use of “cut and paste:, enough to make one wince?
            Perhaps your argument is wanting, a failure at every level?
            Or the fact that CFN’rs will not accept your drivel?

            America’s elementary schools are waiting for your word,
            There young minds will see the punchbowl, but not the turd,
            You’ll have many friends, and minions by the score,
            You’ll get the Trekkies, short busses, and the ignorant galore!

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 25, 2024 at 7:23 am #

            Reads like you’ve been huffing too many of Soul Forensic’s farts, elysianfield.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 5:48 pm #

          “If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They’ll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government.” ~ President Dwight D. Eisenhower

          • elysianfield January 25, 2024 at 6:56 pm #

            “Reads like you’ve been huffing too many of Soul Forensic’s farts, elysianfield.”

            Finally! At last! A cogent, well-thought out argument…concise and to the point. You have enlightened me…,consider me an Anarchist with a Capital “A”

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 26, 2024 at 7:05 am #

            Only the best for my elysianfield.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 5:35 pm #

        Anarchism, as I’ve said before, doesn’t preclude ‘government’ per se. It only precludes coercive government. Direct or pure democracy are very close to anarchy.

        I recently had a short email back-and-forth about this sort of thing and one of my main points was/is that you cannot blanket a one-size-fits-all form of society over everyone or every other animal around the planet, say.

        But that’s what we’ve done, for what it’s worth.

        You can try of course, and it might look like it works, but it will likely fail precisely perhaps how monocrops ultimately fail; lack of biodiversity and/or artificial constraints imposed on diversity and/or evolution/adaptation and that kind of thing. A human zoo. A Truman show. A Matrix. A glorified park. A drained marsh.

        Mom nature will ‘correct’ you if you want to try your luck of course. She’s the real and only boss; your ‘coercive governments’ are just boss wannabes.

        • Night Owl January 23, 2024 at 5:58 pm #

          The Swiss have a direct democracy, and it didn’t go much better for them during the Covid Hoax.

          They had their own WEF stooges put in right as the crackdowns started.

          Furthermore, putting incredibly destructive shit like clot-shot mandates to a vote among the citizenry is nearly pointless when 80 percent drank the Kool-Aid.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 6:25 pm #

            As I wrote, it’s not, nor can it be, a one-size-fits-all proposition.

            In my email exchange I just mentioned, they mentioned the term, ‘bottom-up federalism’. My response was this:

            “Whatever works… is what matters, obviously.

            If a society isn’t working for those of the society, but also those affected by it– humans and animals/plants alike– that/who might have different ideas on how to live/thrive/evolve, then no matter what fancy name it is called, it needs to change if ‘the species’ values its reasonable and valuable continuation.

            That’s really the bottom line.

            That said, perhaps we would do well to look better at how other species have figured some things out and less at our university degrees, careerisms and areas of hyperspecialization.”

          • Soul Forensics January 23, 2024 at 8:42 pm #

            “Bottom-up” societies.

            That (sometimes) worked in the Dark Ages when Gus’ revered hunter-gatherers roamed the plains trying to spear a gazelle, or (more usually) outwalk it for two days before capturing and killing it, then hauling its carcass back to camp, during which they then had about three days or so to eat it before it rotted.

            These bands/tribes topped out at 30 people. Why? Because anything more than that didn’t work. It requires increasing levels of hierarchical complexity — the opposite of anarchism, of course.

            Don’t forget the warring factions of 20 on 20, with sticks and rocks resulting in slow, painful deaths from suppurating cuts and infections. And now we know how to make things that go kplow! with fire and chemicals!

            If you counter, as I believe you’ve done before, with, “but we can progress, get smarter, figure out how to work together to survive”, I’d remind you of other historical periods — say, Guangxi or Vorkuta a mere stone’s throw across the field of time.

            (Contemporaneously with your fantasy, we have the ongoing
            Woke agenda, which feigns a possibility for the perfectibility of thoughts and actions.)

            Also, don’t forget that these were also mostly families and extended families co-operating (or not) together. How much more shakily things play out when blood ties are severed.

            I just heard a woman complain today to her husband that he didn’t buy a car with an automatic trunk opener. And you think people under the gun to survive will co-operate on who gets to fill their bellies before others?

            “Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
            Drea–ea–ea-ea-eam, dream dream dream.”

          • Ron Anselmo January 24, 2024 at 12:16 am #

            SF – too bad for the husband, it would be so much easier to put her in the trunk, put it in gear and send it off the end of a pier.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 6:03 am #

            This sort of thing has been hashed out for eternity, but devil’s advocating anarchy or Rob’s/Gus’ supposed ‘revered hunter-gatherer’ thing with little else doesn’t actually propose any responses and/or solutions. It doesn’t lend any community or personal empowerment. It’s just limp and impotent.

            Same thing with Night Owl’s periodic utterance of ‘parallel society’ when I prod him about it. Fine, sure, ‘parallel society’. Great. Now what? How do we do it and when? Or do we default into his favourite Covid-19 scam.

            I once caught/skimmed a You Tube video of 4 guys– JMG, JHK, Dmitry Orlov and another guy I didn’t recognize– in some kind of panel discussion and to me, at the end of the day, at the end of the video, they all seemed kind of lost and/or helpless. A buncha grown adults. If recalled JHK was really the only guy who tried to suggest needing to ‘come up with something’. But what?

            And that’s what’s pretty much on here; much ado about nothing. It’s like, ‘Hoo, haw! This gov’t official did this naughty thing. And hoo, haw, that gov’t official, along with their blobulates, did that naughty thing! And hoo haw! They’re a blob and with a gelatinous ass! Damn right. Pass me another scone, please…’

          • Night Owl January 24, 2024 at 7:59 am #

            What other species do you suggest we learn from, Zaz?

            Out in the woods survival of the fittest is the name of the game.

            Humans are seperate from the animal kingdom in that we have the capacity for rational thought, and we have concepts like morality.

            Mankind evolves both physically, mentally/spiritually over time, which is why we currently have (in the West) to live as comfortably and with the most freedom possible (compared with the past).

            There are always going to be forces trying to take those things. In terms of parallel societies, they need time to grow. I don’t need to give you a detailed plan on something that will grow organically as the need arises.

            The criminal class has spent decades planning what we are living through, so no one is going to plan and mount a counter-revolution in the course of a year or so.

            The push-back since the fake virus was unleashed is comforting, as it shows that even the best laid plans can fall apart. The scale for the Great Reset is likely too broad, but just as we adapt, the criminals also adapt.

            One thing I do know: A world of no government isn’t going to fix anything.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 24, 2024 at 8:17 am #


            Actual organized solutions would be relatively straightforward, probably realistic in a theoretical sense, but thoroughly unpopular and impossible to enact (because of popular resistance).

            How To Start Solving All the World’s Problems:
            1) Achieve a global popular consensus on these things:
            a) High-energy-consuming civilization is hydrocarbon-dependent, ecologically self-defeating, and irrevocably doomed within a small handful of centuries or less.
            b) High-energy-consuming civilization has grown global human population significantly beyond the number that could be supported by a permanently viable, much lower, energy-input level.
            2) Enact a popularly supported, aggressive, equitably distributed global population-reduction policy in the basic form of an enforced global one-child policy. Adjust economics as population contracts so that energy usage falls and steady preparations are made for life without hydrocarbons and the high-energy cousins they enable (nuclear, biofuels, solar, wind, big hydro).

            Easy. Just don’t try advocating any of this if your income depends on any level of popular support. If you are a politician, writer, academic, influencer, artist, or any such occupation. You will fail financially in seconds, immediately swept into the trash by the inexorable tide of braindead popular opinion.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 24, 2024 at 9:05 am #

            Interesting, Owl, how in the end you boil things down to class-conflict: the big, bad criminal uppers and the oppressed others.

            Who’s a communist again?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 11:59 am #

            The [Great Filter] concept originates in Robin Hanson’s argument that the failure to find any extraterrestrial civilizations in the observable universe implies that something is wrong with one or more of the arguments (from various scientific disciplines) that the appearance of advanced intelligent life is probable; this observation is conceptualized in terms of a ‘Great Filter’ which acts to reduce the great number of sites where intelligent life might arise to the tiny number of intelligent species with advanced civilizations actually observed (currently just one: human). This probability threshold, which could lie in the past or following human extinction, might work as a barrier to the evolution of intelligent life, or as a high probability of self-destruction. The main conclusion of this argument is that the easier it was for life to evolve to the present stage, the bleaker the future chances of humanity probably are.” ~ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Filter

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

            Following from the above quote, that’s the bottom line if we want to survive and thrive as a species.

            We need to find out both how to live in harmony with nature, but also with ourselves, whether we want to call it anarchy, bottom-up federalism, pure democracy or whatever.

            Bi-weekly political-naughties gossip only goes so far and gets old fast.

            @Rob: Earth’s carrying capacity vis-a-vis humans is flexible and doesn’t necessarily require drawing down the human population. The main key here seems to be technological footprint. But I suspect you get that. For example, I think ants have a far greater collective global mass than us and somehow they manage and even enhance the planet.

            That would seem to be our task: To enhance the planet and our lives.

            @Night Owl: See above ant example.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 12:16 pm #

            To nutshell it…

            We need to somehow transcend The Great Filter and to put it behind us if it is still in front. This is assuming of course we want to and have it within ourselves to do so.

            Big assumptions I know. And as has been said before, extinction is the rule rather than the exception. Maybe we indeed are too stupid to survive.

          • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 12:23 pm #

            Aren’t you supposed to be leaving?

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 24, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

            “Earth’s carrying capacity vis-a-vis humans is flexible…”

            It is not infinitely flexible. Pinning one exact number down is simplistic, but not a range and set of viable parameters for ongoing survival. It’s easier to narrow for humans than ants because we are bigger.

            Energy input is a limiting factor because high per capita energy usage at a certain population necessarily creates unsustainable ecological damage. There is no flex on that.

            As far as I’m concerned, anyone who thinks the oil bonanza has not sent us over the high end of sustainable population range is out to lunch. That includes you, Zaz, Owl, others here and the majority of humans alive today.

            So, no solutions is no surprise.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 24, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

            That Great Filter concept might be true. Might not. Many possible unknowns folded in there.

            Global human-population limit-range… many fewer unknowns involved. The place to start. It begins with energy-usage realism, elimination of dreamy energy-utopianism, which is at odds with your anarchism, Zazzino.

          • Jarek January 24, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

            Gustaph: If you could do that, you would also have the power to sterilize and kill more, faster. That’s where we are.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 24, 2024 at 1:30 pm #

            Jarek, it would require general popular assent. (Mentioned that three or four times, purposely.)

            Great Resetters are neither as fully convinced of current overpopulation more ecologically conscious overpopulationists are (Resetters are optimistic on tech and high energy consumption), nor any more capable of accomplishing anything without a threshold of popular consent than any other possible authority would be.

            Nor have they accomplished a single thing related to population reduction yet, or fully proven any serious intent to do so.

            So, I disagree. That’s not necessarily or likely where we are, nor would it be a given that any authority instituting any population-reducing program would necessarily abuse that power. The crucial variable in any scenario is popular opinion, desire and consent.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 24, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

            Missed an “as”, paragraph 2, sentence 1, goddammit.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

            Lots of ‘it depends’ in there, Rob.

            For examples, we’ll likely be scaling back our patterns of consumption and waste streams whether we like it or not, such as if or when energy and products become increasingly harder and/or more expensive to come by. Some of that is already happening.

            At the same time, as that goes along, we may find ourselves increasingly involved in ‘green’ activities, such as local recycling and home/local/sustainable/resilient gardening/farming, as well as less polluting commutes to work or what we now think of as such. Stuff like that.

            Naturally, reducing the ecological footprint also means enhancing nature and working with it, rather than against.

            Maybe your ‘utopian State government’ will decide to mandate that we all concern ourselves more with green activities, like for every tree cut down, we must count its rings and plant that many more.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 1:55 pm #

            “It’s actually easy to put people in a trance-like state. It takes practice and of course beauty and a sweet personality help but again it’s mental and much more than just physical. But I am not looking to brainwash anyone. That would be controlling and harmful.” ~ SoftStarLight January 31, 2019 at 1:46 am


          • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 2:35 pm #

            I know you want to be special, Zaz. Just be you. You simply need a little personality. When you hate on others your vulnerabilities and low self esteem show. That’s why tough love is a must. You said it would be good for you to depart. So sticking around is achieving what for you?

            Thank you for reminding me of how brilliant I am 😉

          • Night Owl January 24, 2024 at 2:52 pm #

            “We need to find out both how to live in harmony with nature, but also with ourselves, whether we want to call it anarchy, bottom-up federalism, pure democracy or whatever.”

            I agree with this sentiment, Zaz. I am just not sure how to tie it to some of your other posts. I don’t find your posts too focused in this regard.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 24, 2024 at 3:02 pm #

            Zaz, as soon as a proposal’s made, above, your immediate reaction is to start dismantling its balls. To castrate, fast. Why might this be? It’s probably the most common response, though. Leftists love to tame, castrate, dilute potencies, create immediate comfort.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 4:55 pm #

            “Ron… if you keep flirting with Ms StarLight the way you have been, the situation may be out of my hands.” ~ Blackbird

            “Bird – you’re perceptive on Dreamy but seems she hasn’t noticed ? – an unacknowledged crush. :-(.” ~ Ron Anselmo

            “I think Dreamy’s just playing hard-to-get. So many suitors on this site she needs to keep them at an arm’s distance.” ~ Blackbird

            “If I could, I would reach into the heavens and pull that huge rock of diamonds down to Earth just for you SSL. I would love to deck you out in all the best bling that nature has to offer.

            Well then, I am not a Neanderthal but I would gladly dress nicely for any occasion you so desire.” ~ cowbell81 May 9, 2023 at 2:26 pm

            “Well that is very sweet of you CB ?

            I’m blushing lol” ~ SoftStarLight May 9, 2023 at 3:07 pm

            “Indeed SSL, you deserve it, and so much more.” ~ cowbell81 May 9, 2023 at 3:22 pm

            “If only together we could enjoy a coffee, gin rickey, gimlet, or other cocktail of your choice after work….

            Alas, only through the magic of CFN will we know of each other.” ~ cowbell81 May 9, 2023 at 3:22 pm

            “If you so desire, I would approve of James giving you my personal e-mail address so that we may further correspond outside of this forum. Please advise if you accept, it is up to you.” ~ cowbell81 May 9, 2023 at 4:48 pm

            It’s actually easy to put people in a trance-like state…” ~ SoftStarLight

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 5:00 pm #

            @Night Owl:

            What other posts? This is a subthread and the ‘focus’ as you say is a viable human society, yes?, reasonably well into the future?

            What part of that do you find unfocused?

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 24, 2024 at 5:01 pm #

            Night Owl, no response to the observation of easy Marxist comparisons to your “criminal class vs. the rest” framework?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 5:35 pm #

            @Rob, I will re-read it tomorrow and get back to you. This subthread’s getting long.

            @Night Owl, it’s good that we appear at least on the same wave, in any case, if not maybe exactly how to approach it.

            Sleep well.

          • Soul Forensics January 24, 2024 at 9:13 pm #

            “This sort of thing has been hashed out for eternity, but devil’s advocating anarchy or Rob’s/Gus’ supposed ‘revered hunter-gatherer’ thing with little else doesn’t actually propose any responses and/or solutions. It doesn’t lend any community or personal empowerment. It’s just limp and impotent.” — Zaz

            English composition tip: using both “limp” and “impotent” doesn’t add force to your accusations, it’s just unnecessary and repetitive.

            You speak of “solutions” and “responses” as if it were a grand one-size-fits-all, one-time decision that can be made (anarchy), and the script will then be switched, and we’ll all be somehow spiritually and intellectually enlightened, magically solving all the messy, practical problems that inevitably come with world-scale social harmony.

            I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase “think global, act local”. I like it, but prefer a personal, more fundamental spiritual orientation. Trouble is, we, as a species, have advanced exponentially in technological know-how, but haven’t advanced a millimeter spiritually since hunting those gazelles many thousands of years ago. Where’s your evidence that such a light switch can be turned on now, of all times?

            Your modus operandi towards realists such as myself and others on this board who try to help you is to attack them rather than thank them for their level-headedness and tough love.

            Despite your jejune assumptions, I’m not a defeatist or pessimist. I’m a published poet, and have another book coming out (at 67 y.o.) with one of the best presses in Canada this Spring. I’m also a fearless poetry critic who takes on inflated reputations at great cost to myself in the poetic community. I do these things because I believe in literacy, art, and their transforming values, values that hopefully can be passed down to future generations. I won’t mention other endeavours in my long work life.

            Bragging? Sometimes it’s necessary to establish opposition to pernicious bullshit. So don’t lecture me about defeatism and shoulder shrugging.

            What the hell have you done so far in your young life that you feel the need to get on your high horse?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 25, 2024 at 2:18 am #

            Zaz’ Xmas Triptych

            “ ‘Bah humbug!’, says Zaz. ‘One must express good wishes from the heart, which only I can detect, and only possible, every day, in an anarchic society!’ ~ Soul Forensics December 22, 2023 at 5:57 pm

            Soul Leakage (Wrong End Up)

            While I’m busy talking through my ass and, as per, discouraging references, research and reason, I’m secretly worried that someone, maybe like OG or Zaz, will nevertheless recognize my ass-pulls for what they are.’ ~ ‘Soul Forensics’

            ‘…if I ever started a band in that sub-genre, I would’ve called it Anal Leakage.’ ~ Soul Forensics December 9, 2023 at 4:27 pm

            ~ The Man They Call Zazelle December 22, 2023 at 9:23 pm

            ‘I will virtue-signal ‘good wishes’ out of one side of my mouth while simultaneously trashing people out the other.’ ~ Soul Forensics, (hypothetical)” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle

            …” ‘I will also insist on someone using their own words while calling bullshit on them when/if they do, as I pull words out of my ass. Suffice to say, peer review or references are inconvenient to my ass-pulls, which is of course why I discourage them.
            Oh and a Merry Christmas, you fuck-ups. Just cuz I care.’ ~ ‘Soul Forensics’

            ~ The Man They Call Zazelle

            “Hahaha! Zaz nailed ya there, little girl. To a tee.” ~
            OG December 23, 2023 at 11:45 am

            “I prefer my satire less ironic, more nasty and direct.” ~ Soul Forensics January 16, 2024 at 5:01 pm

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 25, 2024 at 2:34 am #

            I’m a published poet, and have another book coming out (at 67 y.o.) with one of the best presses in Canada this Spring. I’m also a fearless poetry critic who takes on inflated reputations at great cost to myself in the poetic community. I do these things because I believe in literacy, art, and their transforming values, values that hopefully can be passed down to future generations. I won’t mention other endeavours in my long work life.” ~ Soul Forensics

            Some time ago, I began to feel that art for a money-profit motive/intent, even in part, like in the current crony-capitalist plutarchy context, was less pure, less spiritual, seeing as you’re on about spirituality.

            At the same time, I wonder if your jacked words about it here also help to diminish it, along with your image, yet some more.

            A hand in a cave is published.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 25, 2024 at 7:32 am #

            See here:


            I’ll be back later for the re-read, Rob.

            Oh ya, see also here:


          • Night Owl January 25, 2024 at 9:27 am #

            I don’t respond to straw-man argumentation, Gus.

            But I’ll point out your straw man: WEF and co. are a specific group of criminals who happen to have a lot of money and want to create a digital plantation where we own nothing.

            Your simplification to “rich vs. poor” is your own, because you are not capable of engaging further. The reason for this is likely that the WEF crowd supports most of what you support: a strong reduction in the Western living standard and mass murder of the “useless” class.


          • gustafson.robert.22 January 25, 2024 at 10:05 am #

            Eh… dressed-up marxism..

            For someone with such a delicately tuned radar for “strawmen,” Owl has few scruples about stuffing his own words in others’ mouths. Probably accused me of calling for mass murder 20 times now.

          • Night Owl January 25, 2024 at 4:58 pm #

            It is what you wrote:

            “Interesting, Owl, how in the end you boil things down to class-conflict: the big, bad criminal uppers and the oppressed others.

            Who’s a communist again?”

            Not sure you could make this any easier for me.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 25, 2024 at 6:13 pm #

            Must be nice when every possible criticism’s a strawman misrepresenting your flawless positions.

            What’s most marxist-esque about your Reset views is not that your main villians are rich, but that you have faith that these oppressors’ removal will eliminate the vast majority of current problems. You ignore huge systemic problems in which every class are equally heavily invested in favor of over-demonizing the oppressor-group.

  41. The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 6:03 pm #

    “Here, however, I have tried only to show how we may think more clearly about the choice between a society under the state and a society composed of self-governing individuals. Assuming that we really had such a choice, the better option seems to me fairly obvious. If the reader takes anything away from my arguments here, however, I hope that it will be an appreciation of how highly warranted is an application of the precautionary principle in choosing between anarchy and the state. Fire has proven to be a magnificent aid to human beings, but a fire that cannot be contained portends our utter destruction, and the state is precisely such a fire.” ~ Robert Higgs, ‘If Men Were Angels: The Basic Analytics of the State versus Self-government’

    ” ‘Government’ is a sociomaterial technology and, as such, it cannot be managed effectively by humans in the sense that…

    It’s like giving a baby a loaded gun.” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle

    “One thing I would say about the prospects for government action. Governments are crowds. They are reactive not proactive. And essentially it means that whatever they do, they’re… extrapolating past trends forward and not anticipating trend changes. So that’s like driving your car, flooring it, while only looking in the rear view mirror. It’s practically a guarantee of a really nasty accident. Plus the people who are in power tend to have the most invested in the status-quo. They tend to have benefitted greatly from that. These are not the people you are going to look to to change that kind of system… I don’t expect anything good from the top down…” ~ Nicole Foss

    “Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of the government.” ~ Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

    “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” ~ P.J. O’Rourke

    “Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they’ve told you what you think it is you want to hear.” ~ Alan Coren

    “The measure of the state’s success is that the word anarchy frightens people, while the word state does not.” ~ Joseph Sobran

    • elysianfield January 23, 2024 at 6:56 pm #

      “The dildo of consequences rarely arrives lubricated “~Sum Yung Gi

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 23, 2024 at 7:17 pm #

        Yes, you seem infatuated with that sort of thing, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Whatever floats your boat.

        In any case, consequences are why some of us talk about such things as alternatives and lifeboats and so forth.

        Like that Titanic episode or it’s recent little Titan cousin.

        Is your dildo inflateable at least?

        • elysianfield January 24, 2024 at 12:28 pm #

          Inexorable, not inflatable….

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

            Hence inflatable.

          • elysianfield January 24, 2024 at 2:59 pm #

            As are your arguments.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 25, 2024 at 5:25 am #

            “…and this quality of solution would be expected from someone who has a picture of a duck on their money.” ~ elysianfield January 9, 2024 at 12:03 pm

            “It’s not a duck ely, it’s a loon…” ~ Blackbird January 9, 2024 at 5:40 pm

            “Some people just don’t want to learn.” ~ Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 3:57 pm

  42. messianicdruid January 23, 2024 at 6:38 pm #

    Mike Sherman said, “I offer the same to any prognosticators who assure me that Michelle Obama/Hillary Clinton/Someone Else (pick any evil Globalist schill) will be parachuted into the Election (that’s not going to happen) in Biden’s place.”

    First things first. You want to bet on whether or not Joe Biden will finish his term? No interest concerning his replacement. Loser sends twenty bucks to JHK’s address or stay off the blog for one month.

    • benr January 24, 2024 at 8:33 am #

      Crickets from the loud mouth cretin.
      Lil Mikey’s cowardice clearly on display.

      • messianicdruid January 24, 2024 at 11:56 am #

        Thanx benr, I started wondering if anything was posting.

      • Mike Sherman January 24, 2024 at 6:58 pm #

        benr…’crickets’ means I have been having a life – what’s your excuse for being such a dumb fuck?

        messianicdruid – yours is probably the weirdest handle on any blog, anywhere. I say nuts to your $20 bet…JHK is here to grift money, not pay it out (which he would be doing when Biden wins in November.

        I suggest you watch this:


        and this:


        See if you can spot any dementia moments in his speeches, unlike the crazed, confused sweaty Orange Man’s rambling whinings…

        • benr January 24, 2024 at 8:26 pm #

          Naw your just full of shit.

        • messianicdruid January 24, 2024 at 10:05 pm #

          “JHK is here to grift money, not pay it out, which he would be doing when Biden wins in November.”

          Stay on track. Stay off the blog for a month is a fair option.

        • messianicdruid January 25, 2024 at 10:38 am #

          “… yours is probably the weirdest handle on any blog, anywhere.”

          Same handle for over twenty-five years. I know, weird.

  43. JohnAZ January 23, 2024 at 6:44 pm #

    One of the great philosophers said that if there is only one person of concern, he has infinite rights, whatever he thinks is right is.

    As soon as two exist, two ideals exist and a form of compromise is needed.

    So governments are formed. Its function is to be an intermediary between people, to afford compromise between folks. It is also the USA government’s job to provide security and protect the rights of the people. That is the function of the Bill of Rights.

    It is NOT to make decisions that will be impressed on the people without their sayso. That is what is wrong now. It is not to take something like the Vaxx and shove it down the people’s throats. Or try to force EV’s onto people, or take away their energy sources.

    Or take away their rightly owned guns.

    Or force certain bias into the press.

    What you are seeing today is autocratic rule in the USA, rule by the powerful and the minority.

    TJ told us what to do when government fails to do its duty.

    • TruthSeeker1986 January 23, 2024 at 7:23 pm #

      Well TJ probably meant this during HIS time when such a thing would have been possible. Times today are much different. Trying to fight the gov today would be pure suicide unless the militia turns on them first and side with the people. There are still more people in the country but you also have a lot of leftist who support the communist side of government. Revolutions were only successful when everyone was on the same page. Winning such a revolution when an entire nation is heavily divided would be nightmarish. Not that I want to team up with a bunch of people I hate and cannot stand.

    • Jarek January 24, 2024 at 3:07 am #

      Yeah. Imagine people threatening your life with the threat of turning off your power unless you pay exorbitant amounts.

      Someone puts a gun in the face of people who would do that and says, You can’t do that – so they don’t. Make the scumbags a deal they can’t refuse. That’s civilization. It gets refined so we forget the essence. It’s bad to forget the essence. Such forgetting is for women and children. Boys need to be initiated into knowing the Truth about life.

      Bad people – and capitalists are bad people – need to be watched constantly. Eternal vigilance. Power crazed political types too? Those too. I focus on the capitalists because Americans think they’re great or something. Greed is never good. And when it comes to essentials like food, power, and medicine – it can’t be allowed.

  44. SpeedyBB January 24, 2024 at 2:13 am #

    To quote Uncle Bill, here’s some “Light Reading for Light Years”, from a very wise lady:


    • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 3:41 am #

      Very interesting. It may be that ultimately there isn’t a way to save those who got the injections. The fibrous and tubular materials are supposedly only inactive if frozen. So in the environment of the human body those materials remain active which means that ultimately they grow larger and coalesce into clot-like formations. Graphene oxide is able to transmit signals in radio frequency range and some have said the purpose of it being in the injections is to connect the vaxxed into some sort of monitoring network or grid. Graphene oxide is also activated by magnetic fields. I hadn’t realized though that over 5 billion people were injected. I thought it was something like 2 billion. But if the uninjected can remain free from those toxic elements shedding or leaching etc then that leaves enough people around to continue the species. But it is a crime against humanity.

      • GreenAlba January 24, 2024 at 2:39 pm #

        I think it’s worth reading this recent Substack of Sasha Latypova’s in conjunction with that video, SSL


        It’s reassuring on a few points, if she’s right. I find her exceedingly smart, personally (and honest). So does Mike Yeadon.

  45. Jarek January 24, 2024 at 2:39 am #

    Constitution: Article 4, Section 4

    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

    Jarek: Shall protect them. Each of them. All of them. What could be clearer? Yet the Supreme Court denied it. They are now an alien body no longer representing traditional America. Trump is in a lot of trouble if he has to appeal to them.

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    • Jarek January 24, 2024 at 2:51 am #

      A 5/4 decision. With John Roberts and all of the women voting against America. Women can never be allowed any political power or you’ll get this.

      People were so excited about Amy Coney-Barret because she was Catholic and against abortion. But she’s also a nutcase who adopted two Black teenage Black African sisters when she was pregnant. It was too good a deal to pass up. She had been looking for something like this, she said. What an utter freak.

      • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 3:19 am #

        Well, if one follows precedent that has already been established for some time then one can simply ignore the decision. It appears that is what Texas is doing at this time. It also shouldn’t be forgotten that the Supreme Court has likely been highly compromised by intimidation tactics. The recent drama with the kids drowning has been relentlessly weaponized by the media against anyone who wants to see something done at the border. And this same media has no problem essentially instituting a blackout in regards to the child trafficking that victimizes children every day at that border. Ultimately this issue falls back onto Congress. And they have done nothing but continue to fund the migrant trafficking operations when they’ve otherwise had opportunities to make a difference.

        • TPTB-USA January 24, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

          One needs to consider that “a system” can be gamed to perfection, and that unless a moral group of people choose to treat each other with dignity and respect, a constitution does not amount to a pile of letters.

          I saw discussion about the 5/4 decision on the news this morning, and one commentator pointed out, something to the effect. that the wording was “may” rather than “must”, which basically rendered the decision meaningless in this instance.

          The problem isn’t the constitution, or the SC, or the justices. The problem is those that are in violation of the intent of the constitution and gaming the system. Mark Levin laid out how to deal with this, and either he is wrong, or those in a position to take action realize that it would be meaningless without consensus support, or they are not smart enough to figure it out.

          • Jarek January 24, 2024 at 1:20 pm #

            It’s the “second set of books” that rule us. The precedents and protocols of bureaucrats and corrupt judges and agencies.

            They’ll “beef up” security on the border if given billions more for Israel and Ukraine. Hire more border guards – to “process” the illegal immigrants, not stop them.

          • TPTB-USA January 24, 2024 at 1:26 pm #

            For example, what if the Denver scoundrels are hoping for a bastardized SC decision that grants Trump and his associates immunity, but their end run objective is to gain a decision that allows “Joe Biden” to commit treason with no consequences.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 6:26 am #

        Generic Political Gossip & Intellectual Stagnation

        This reads like some generic gossip rag, Jarek. Like CFN comment section in general.

        • Night Owl January 24, 2024 at 8:09 am #

          Paula was bitching about two men agreeing last week.

          CFN has had a number of posters with serious issues in intersexual relations.

          All childless, too, IIRC.

          Perhaps Paula is actually Mary Q Anon’s sock account. I have wondered this on several occasions.

          • stelmosfire January 24, 2024 at 9:10 am #

            NO, I think Paula has been posting on CFN since before I was here in 2011. She changed her name. I believe she also has a blog of her own. Mary Q was a short lived flash in the pan. Left in a huff.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 11:27 am #

            I think it was a good call on Mary’s part. If only I had her wherewithal.

          • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 11:51 am #

            bye Felicia

          • Jarek January 24, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

            And who revealed what these women were really like? I did. Not you. You were deceived.

          • elysianfield January 25, 2024 at 10:51 pm #

            “I think it was a good call on Mary’s part. If only I had her wherewithal.”

            In Oklahoma, you would be arrested trying to download a pic of her wherewithal.

        • Jarek January 24, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

          You mean the Constitution?

          Or my stating the fact that all the women on the Supreme Court voted against it?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 25, 2024 at 7:35 am #

            The whole State-political shit-show-and-circuses, Jarek, and the journalists that feed off it and dish it up as part of the circus fare to consume and then babble about.

      • malthuss January 24, 2024 at 11:24 am #

        did you read of the naked african killer in Texas?

        • BackRowHeckler January 24, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

          Yeah, the Ethiopan? He was so grateful to be in the US that he stripped naked and murdered some White guy delivering a load of firewood to a neighbor. The guy who got murdered was wearing a cowboy hat, but he wasn’t carrying his six gun, which was a fatal mistake.

          Reminds me of the incident last spring in Brattleboro, Vt. What happened there was a recently arrives Somali woman took exception to the free accomodations that were offered to her by one of these local do-gooder aid organizations so she got herself an axe and promptly beheaded her case worker. Apparently that’s how difference are settled in Somali land. How surprised the eager young social worker — who was just trying to help — must have been

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 25, 2024 at 7:41 am #

            Don’t worry, your government will save you through pre-emptive overseas bombings, extraordinary renditions and trialess prison stays.

            Remember, BRH; ‘Out of sight, out of mind.’

  46. SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 4:04 am #

    I always love when this subject comes up. I could’ve been an anthropologist lol. So the Austronesian Sama-Bajau people of oceanic Southeast Asia are the Sea Nomads who have actually evolved certain traits that help them stay underwater for longer periods of time than most other people could handle. So for them being 200 feet underwater for close to 15 minutes isn’t a thing. They’ve evolved larger spleens and appear to have a gene that helps their bodies restrict blood flow to their limbs when they dive to preserve higher oxygen levels for their hearts, lungs, and brains which allows them to stay underwater longer.

    Just imagine if they could evolve for hundreds of thousands of years without any interruption (they are being modernized). There are probably real life mer people out there in the sea.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 6:22 am #

      Prettier Pig Lipstick & Shinier Shit For The Win

      Imagine other people evolving to not feel that they need the coercive State to live well and peacefully. It’s possible, but it’s going to take actual regular ‘diving’ and ‘holding breaths’ and so on for any evolution to happen.

      Otherwise, it’s just stagnation, behind some huckstering.

      ‘Hey, I know! Let’s finally peel off this peeling “Joe Biden” sticker in 2024 and rub on a “Trump” or “RFK Jr.” sticker on this machine to see if it makes a difference. Maybe we will evolve better/sexier stickers!

      Three Dressed Up As A Nine


      • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 10:29 am #

        The video is unavailable and this comment has nothing to do with my comment.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 11:23 am #

          It does and it doesn’t. LOL

    • stelmosfire January 24, 2024 at 11:02 am #

      “There are probably real life mer people out there in the sea.”

      Yes, the Hippocampi, Mermaids with the horseface head of Climate Czar Kerry. Pulling Poseidon’s chariot as he rules over the Seven Seas.

      • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 11:11 am #

        Why do they have horseface heads? Are they distantly related to sea horses? Hippocampi is an interesting choice. Do they have rotund body types?

        • stelmosfire January 24, 2024 at 11:28 am #

          “Hippocampus erectus” would be the Lined Seahorse common off the Atlantic coast. What else would Poseidon choose to pull his chariot other than horses with fins?

          • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 11:51 am #

            Ah very interesting. Well yeah that makes sense, but I was imagining the mer people to be humanoid rather than sea equineoid.

    • Jarek January 24, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

      Yes, and probably didn’t take tens of thousands of years either. There may be mechanism whereby acquired characteristics (by the parent) are passed on to the children. Willed evolution! No effort is lost. This anathema to the Darwinists of course.

      Wallace believed this, but Darwin beat him to the punch in terms of publication. And in any case, Darwin’s theory fit with the mechanical view of the universe that was in fashion.

      Of course, as the other Wallace said, Segregation forever. It is the price of real diversity.

      • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

        That’s an interesting take. Rapid and willed evolution. Perhaps in another generation or two a collective internet of the mind will evolve and we won’t even need to use devices or implants or what not to get online. It will become completely organic!

  47. The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 6:39 am #

    “…another long-running blob hoax that is now wobbling and unravelling, like RussiaGate and UkraineGate before it. What’s actually needed… is an inquiry into the… monkey business, and especially how chairman… happened to order the destruction of all the committee’s accumulated evidence, including video of witness depositions and the transcripts…” ~ JHK


    • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 10:33 am #

      says five eyes..

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 24, 2024 at 11:22 am #

        Does the video work on that comment?

  48. SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

    Apparently it’s gossip to talk about things going on in the world if it doesn’t have to do with some convoluted theoretical cut and paste ideology.

    Oh well, I’m gonna gossip.

    So in digging into the New Hampshire numbers one can easily see that globalist psyop warmonger Nikki Haley received a vast majority of her votes from non-Republicans, in the Republican primary. It makes sense since most of her donors are actually Democrat donors. Her support is not organic and votes cast for her are essentially by people who are still, after all this time, struggling with various stages of advanced TDS.


    It seems that even Ronna McDaniel is asking her to drop out. I could easily see Haley teaming up with someone on the No Labels ticket. It really doesn’t matter in terms of the how and the who. Her main purpose is to narrative build for the globalists and war pigs. And of course the media loves her. They all work for the same people.

    • TruthSeeker1986 January 24, 2024 at 1:06 pm #

      Why do people like her when she’s really just a Hilary Clinton wannabe at this point? If she wins, that means we’ll be stuck with yet another asshole that will try to prove they can be equally or worse than Biden.

      • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 1:54 pm #

        I honestly think that most people don’t really like her. She is just another anti-Trump option that TDS people can gather around to feel like they are going to really get him this time type thing. I also have heard that having her do somewhat well in the primaries will politically force Trump into choosing her as a VP. Trump was pissed off last night though so that is almost guaranteed not to happen.

    • Jarek January 24, 2024 at 1:26 pm #

      Anglin says no:

      Real quick, just in case anyone is wondering: no, New Hampshire is not an “open primary,” where both Democrats and Republicans are allowed to vote in both primaries. In states that allow that, a lot of Democrats will be going out to vote for Haley, but New Hampshire is not one of those states.

      Or are you saying that they switched parties to cast this vote?

      Anglin thinks it was either pure human stupidity and/or fake numbers.

      Ordinary people are very passive, often “becoming” the person that they listen to. One spiritual teacher commented on this: You are passive when listening to evil people and active (doubting, questioning, not liking) when listening to good people.

      • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 2:06 pm #

        Yes, basically I believe in New Hampshire folks had up to October 6 to change their party affiliation to participate in the primaries. Many many thousands of Independents and Democrats changed their affiliation in order to participate in the Republican primary. It is very likely that there was a semi-stealth “get out the vote” type of drive to get these switches to happen many months ago. Remember that we are dealing with election interference and electioneering experts. Well, they are pretty dumb overall but cheating or gaming the system is something that is a natural instinct for them.

        I am comfortable with aggressive listening.

        • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 2:27 pm #

          Clarification – Independents can vote in the Dem or Rep primary. Democrat voters had to switch their registrations.

        • Jarek January 24, 2024 at 9:43 pm #

          You heard about them doing this? I didn’t. But yeah, why not? They’re better at this stuff than we are. Fanatical enough to do what needs to be done to win. No scruples whatsoever. And this was a big win for her even though Trump won. She has a lot of momentum now.

          • SoftStarLight January 25, 2024 at 3:00 am #

            Yes, it was a boost for her, particularly because she had been polling behind DeSantis and Vivek earlier in the race. But also given the proclivities of voters in New Hampshire it isn’t as surprising that she was only 11 points behind Trump. It would have been even that much worse if this had been the outcome in South Carolina as Trump is polling 30 points ahead of her there.

            Yeah, there was definitely a drive to get Democrats to switch parties ahead of the primary and you can find clips of people talking about it. MSNBC was interviewing several people talking about it. One guy referred to it as a strategic vote. I can search for some tomorrow if you want me to but they are def out there. In the mean time here is NPR talking about it.


            I do know that she lost one of her major big donors after the loss.


  49. SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

    Most narratives are bullshit. Do numbers care about narratives? Total vote tallies from the NH primary are interesting. What do they say to you?

    Orange Man – 168,640
    Nimarata – 134,046
    Hologram – 69,666 (note 666)


    • Ron Anselmo January 24, 2024 at 3:50 pm #

      You’re right Dreamy, they didn’t get enough crossover registrations, D >>> I, prior.

      Since the Hologram had no opposition, it could have been:

      Orange Man – 168,640
      Nimarata – 203,046 (134,046 + 69,000)
      Hologram – 666

      • SoftStarLight January 25, 2024 at 3:11 am #

        Yeah that is a good point. I actually think at least 30% of the Democrats voted in the R primary. I find the numbers to be really strange generally. I did hear that Trump received more votes than any candidate has received in a primary ever in New Hampshire. So I think this actually bodes very well for him going forward. If he can keep these very high margins going nationally and even more dramatic in redder areas he may be able to beat out all of the innate fraud in the system.

        The one thing no one is talking about either is how many of the D switchovers actually voted for Trump? They’ll never admit it so who really can know.

        • Ron Anselmo January 25, 2024 at 9:24 am #

          “The one thing no one is talking about either is how many of the D switchovers actually voted for Trump? They’ll never admit it so who really can know.” ~ SoftStarLight

          You’re right. Very interesting – never thought about it that way. The Democrats are all on the insanity spectrum, but some at the leading edge of the Bell Curve may have voted for DJT. No doubt a minimum – but some. You’re also right – we’ll never know.

    • BackRowHeckler January 24, 2024 at 5:28 pm #

      I haven’t heard much from Robert Kennedy lately. Is he still in the race? If so, he needs to get out there and make some noise. Right off the bat he had the bad luck of officially announcing his presidential run on the day Hamas assaulted Israel, Oct. 7. That was unfortunate, something nobody could have predicted, but a little ironic too in that it was a Palestinian who cut his dad’s presidential campaign short in 1968 with an assassins bullet.

      • SoftStarLight January 25, 2024 at 3:19 am #

        He’s definitely in the race from everything I know. The shameful side of things is that because he is Independent he isn’t getting the air time. And like in the debates will they have him debating with Trump and Biden? I honestly don’t care for the two party system.

        Are you talking about that man Sirhan Sirhan? It’s a little bit of a bizarre name I suppose. The quick facts on Bing says his motive was anti-Zionism. Wow. All of that is really wild. It’s like there is generational intrigue going on there.

  50. JohnAZ January 24, 2024 at 1:37 pm #


    What a country.

    The entire media, the entire judiciary including the SCOTUS, the East Coast Mob, the West Coast Mob, the Chicago Mob, Washington DC and Northern Virginia, The Atlanta Mob, thousands and thousands of them:

    All against one guy, who is winning. And he will win.

    Why? Because the one guy tells the Truth and all the others lie and cheat to gain and maintain power.

    Motivation. What motivates socialists anyway. What makes folks like MS to believe the tripe they are handed by the most corrupt administration in American history? The Deep State has infected every institution of the United States, even Trump’s last gasp, the SCOTUS.

    It is frightening that the young people represented by the enlisted in the military are telling the government to eff off as they keep missing enlistment quotas. How soon before the Masters in DC bring back the draft to fill the ranks? How soon before the White folks of the USA find somewhere to “get out of Dodge” and abandon this pathetic excuse for a country.

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    • SoftStarLight January 24, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

      You know you can abandon things without even moving your body anywhere. It’s called quiet quitting.

      I agree. I really do think Trump will win despite it all. But he must change fundamentally if he wants to actually close the deal. He will need to cross the Rubicon for real. Do you really believe these parasites who have been feeding off the life blood and energy of the American body for all these decades are just gonna hand over the keys to the kingdom just because some swell people won an election?

    • TruthSeeker1986 January 24, 2024 at 2:55 pm #

      If they bring back the Draft they still might protest and refuse. Do you remember Vietnam? A lot of men refused to fight, and a lot of them didn’t do jail time either for it, some were even pardon. There was this march where a group of men held up a sign “We will not fight another rich man’s war.” Of course they are against him, but the fact is I still don’t trust Trump. And they can still have him killed if they hate him as bad as everyone is claiming.
      The problem is America is a shitty country that doesn’t want to be a nation of peace. All they want is more wars, more problems, more conflict, more fighting, more violence, more people living in poverty and fear of going outside, more invasions, and agree this is a pathetic excuse of a damn country.

    • Mike Sherman January 24, 2024 at 6:40 pm #

      Jeez, JohnAZ…this sure reads like you HATE “Amerika” with a vengeance! Turns out you’re a racist asshole, too, not just one fucking clown in the Diaper Donny many, many clown minions.

      “All against one guy, who is winning. And he will win.
      Why? Because the one guy tells the Truth and all the others lie and cheat to gain and maintain power.

      Are you actually serious when you write these words? ‘Coz they’re fucking hilarious. Truly HILARIOUS!

      How could someone with a functioning brain not notice how Drumpf lies and cheats? You’ve probably not bothered to examine the J6 Committee’s evidence of his lying, cheating, and plotting that culminated in the fantastic spectacle of the Capitol riot.

      Looking at the evidence would require you to accept the lying, cheating, pants-shitter-in-chief for what he is, and your old, soft, dementia-leaning brain couldn’t cope with some actual truth, could it?

      • JohnAZ January 24, 2024 at 8:53 pm #

        Surely you are not referring to the Jan. 6 investigation that is currently being shown to be a pack of lies and the real culprits will soon get their comeuppance. You mean that investigation that was so enormously biased that people now are making fun of it.

        Oh, yeah, that investigation. Never in the history of the House has such a display of bullshit been shown.

        You are always talking your TDS baloney, never even once have I seen you produce all these lies, cheating or plotting you are always talking about.

        Yet, throughout this blog are innumerable examples of the lying, cheating and plotting that your side continuously uses to get their way.

        I will just consider anything you say disinformation as you are incapable of producing any real information.

        This fall, we shall see.

        • benr January 25, 2024 at 9:57 am #


        • Mike Sherman January 25, 2024 at 6:25 pm #

          Clearly, you gave it zero time – you didn’t ‘assess’ it for yourself…you simply sucked up whatever Newsmax was telling you.

          There will always be differing opinions on most everything, JohnAZ, including this. But it’s way more than the riot on the 6th.

          It’s the plots & machinations of the Drumpf Team (The Crazies) between fake electors, trying to put J Clark in as US Attorney General, all the lying from Guiliani & his Mob of ne’er-do-wells (almost all of whom have pleaded out or been jailed and/or been disbarred from pretending to be lawyers again)…the whole shit-show and chaos that Drumpf just LOVES to foment. Fuck him.

  51. BULLITT January 24, 2024 at 8:09 pm #

    A true Communist always blames an opponent for what they are doing. I think I see some of this in previous posts.

    • Mike Sherman January 24, 2024 at 8:39 pm #

      Hilarious bullshit.

      • benr January 25, 2024 at 9:46 am #

        “Accuse your opponent of what you are doing, to create confusion and to inculcate voters against evidence of your own guilt”

        Make the enemy live up to it’s own rules.

        “One of the most important things in life is what Judge Learned Hand described as ‘that ever-gnawing inner doubt as to whether you’re right.’ If you don’t have that, if you think you’ve got an inside track to absolute truth, you become doctrinaire, humorless and intellectually constipated. The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by such religious and political and racial fanatics, from the persecutions of the Inquisition on down to Communist purges and Nazi genocide.”

        “The most unethical of all means is the non-use of any means.”

        “In a fight almost anything goes. It almost reaches the point where you stop to apologize if a chance blow lands above the belt.”

        “They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.”

        “The third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost any means…”

        “The thirteenth rule of radical tactics: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

        — Saul D. Alinsky

        There you have it folks our local useful idiot moronic mike is praying at the alter of old Saul whether he knows it or not.

        • Mike Sherman January 25, 2024 at 6:27 pm #

          Ol’ C&P benr returns.

  52. OG January 24, 2024 at 8:09 pm #

    Journalist who tried to CANCEL tennis pro Novak Djokovic for rejecting COVID “vaccination” collapses and DIES while covering Australian Open


    A prominent, “fully vaccinated” tennis reporter by the name of Mike Dickson died suddenly at the Australian Open this past week after years of shaming and trying to cancel tennis professional Novak Djokovic over his personal decision to skip getting “vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Dickson reportedly died suddenly just days before his 60th birthday on January 27. He was in Melbourne covering the Australian Open at the time when he passed away unexpectedly, as confirmed by his wife and children on social media.

    Djokovic handled this true irony with class.

    • JohnAZ January 24, 2024 at 8:56 pm #

      OG, I saw a study being conducted currently saying that the combination of the vaxx plus the disease may be a big part of long covid.

      That ain’t all folks.

      • benr January 25, 2024 at 8:36 pm #

        And your tactics revealed must make you so upset.
        Marxist piece of shit.

        • benr January 25, 2024 at 8:38 pm #

          The above in response to moronic mikes c&p crybaby rhetoric.

  53. Mike Sherman January 24, 2024 at 9:29 pm #

    Well, Drumpf must be spitting tacks. A recent poll shows that 35% (thirty-five!) of Republicans are not going to vote for the Biggest Loser. Good luck in November, MAGAts…

    • JohnAZ January 25, 2024 at 8:52 am #

      RINOs, they did not vote for him in 2016 or 2020.

      He won’t give them a second thought. AS always, the independents will make the choice, and not a lot of them.

      Oh, yeah, how about your side. Joe Manchin is about to go third party and Phillips is really after Biden. Exactly what percentage of Democrats are going to revert to Reagan Democrats and vote against Biden.

      As usual, your cherry picking is meaningless.

      • JohnAZ January 25, 2024 at 8:54 am #

        Oh yeah, speaking of polls, how about the ones saying that Blacks, Hispanics are moving towards Trump because of Biden’s reneging on promises in 2020.

    • King of Comedy January 25, 2024 at 10:50 am #

      Well, Mikey, here’s the dilemma that people of limited intellect like you don’t seem to understand. Trump is not operating in a vacuum. I personally think a good 80% of Trump’s shtick is bullshit. The role he’s playing is that of the kind of leader very prevalent in the days when the US was on the upswing to ass-kicker of the world status. Don’t get me wrong, it’s refreshing when placed against the intersectional vermin on the left and the milquetoast eunuchs on the right but at the end of the day, it’s still just a role, a simulacrum of reality. That being said, Trump has the unparalleled advantage of running against a guy who was a moron before he got dementia paired with a VP who is a moron that only appears to have dementia. Absent that, Trump likely wouldn’t even be in the running but when compared to President Depends mumbling and falling off the stage, Trump looks like a viable option. It’s a compare and contrast thing.

      Bigger than that however and where you should be investing your energies is preparing for the fate that will be playing out for members of the “resistance” like yourself. In the coming fascist takeover, a lot of thought is going to go into finding roles in the new reality commensurate with the particular skills and abilities of people of your stature. Off the top of my head, I’m thinking maybe toilet cleaner or perhaps providing blowjobs to the scammers gaming the asylum system right before their asses get tossed back over the border (you know, one for the road). Admittedly these are first thoughts and maybe lack refinement but rest assured, there are big plans in the works for you.

      • JohnAZ January 25, 2024 at 2:02 pm #

        Suppose Trump got a MAGA government,do you think his shtick would be BS?

        I believe if he was unfettered by Deep State operatives, we would see the swamp beginning to drain.

        He has a long way to go. I wonder how the Dems are going to get the illegals to vote?

    • Night Owl January 25, 2024 at 5:14 pm #

      Another Trump post from Mikey.


      As I said, this year is going to be hilarious on CFN.

  54. elysianfield January 25, 2024 at 1:45 am #

    Attention all you porn watching sumbitches in Okllahoma;

    A former pastor turned state senator has offered a bill that lays heavy fines for downloading porn, sexting, and other stuff Jesus would not do;


    Two thousand dollar fine for a dick pic?

    OOOOklahoma where the cops come seeking the profane,
    Where the fines are as high as a sex workers eye,
    ‘Cause the porn be fucking up your brain….


    • TruthSeeker1986 January 25, 2024 at 5:51 am #

      I don’t live there anyway, so I could care less what they do in that shitty backwater state.

      • messianicdruid January 25, 2024 at 10:45 am #

        “The problem is America is a shitty country that doesn’t want to be a nation of peace.”

        Please continue spreading these evil rumors.

    • stelmosfire January 25, 2024 at 7:06 am #

      Senator “Dusty Deevers”. That’s a great porn name,

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 25, 2024 at 8:11 am #

        What about the knighted, Sir Loin?

      • Blackbird January 25, 2024 at 5:45 pm #

        He was really at his best when paired with Busty Beavers.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle January 26, 2024 at 7:21 am #


  55. The Man They Call Zazelle January 25, 2024 at 7:12 am #

    “Mr. Massie arranged to extract previously unseen video from the Capitol Police vaults showing the exceedingly strange behavior of various law-men in the minutes after one of their number reported a pipe-bomb beside a park bench, a few steps away from their parked vehicles…

    A man with a backpack, later identified as a plainclothes Capitol Police officer, steps up first to the Metro car, then to the Secret Service cruiser, cueing minutes of slow milling-about by the officers in the two cars. Eventually several cops dawdle over to the bench to inspect what turns out to be a pipe-bomb planted in plain sight on the ground there. The video shows no effort to cordon-off the area or to stop cars or pedestrians (children) from entering the scene near the bomb.” ~ JHK (author’s article above)

    “…when the police enforce the law, they do so unevenly, in ways that give disproportionate attention to the activities of poor people, people of color, and others near the bottom of the social pyramid. And when the police violate the law, these same people are their most frequent victims…

    The police have always been thugs, but they have traditionally been thugs in the service of elites…” ~ Kristian Williams” ~ Kristian Williams, ‘Our Enemies In Blue’

    “I guess by that logic, being fucked by the State is all about liberty.

    Bend over yet again folks, cuz ‘field sez, ‘liberty’.” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle January 7, 2024 at 3:50 am

    “BTW, you seemed to sort of side-step my question about who you think would fare better if they ended up in your State penitentiary, unless you are or were a cop or something along that line? If so, what is or was it?” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle

    “Zaz…Cop yes.” ~ elysianfield January 7, 2024 at 9:06 pm

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  56. The Man They Call Zazelle January 25, 2024 at 7:17 am #

    “Lastly, Gandhi developed the concept of nonviolent revolution, to be seen not as a programme for the seizure of power, but as a programme for transforming relationships. The concept sits neatly with the observation of the German anarchist, Gustav Landauer (1870-1919): ‘The state is a condition, a certain relationship between beings, a mode of behaviour; we destroy it by contracting other relationships, by behaving differently.

    In its first decade several themes, theories, actions, all distinctly libertarian, began to come to the fore and were given intellectual expression by the American anarcho-pacifist, Paul Goodman (1911-72) (36): anti-militarism, the rediscovery of community, community action, radical decentralism, participatory democracy, the organisation of the poor and oppressed inter-racially, and the building of counter-culture and counter-institutions (such as new co-ops, collectives and communes).

    The collapse of the New Left coincided with the exhaustion of the less well-publicised Sarvodaya (welfare of all) movement for nonviolent revolution in India, led by Vinoba Bhave and Jayaprakash Narayan (1902-1979), which had sought through voluntary villagisation of land to realise Gandhi’s dream of an India of village republics. The implication of Sarvodaya for the subject of this book is brought out by the statement of Jayaprakash Narayan: ‘In a Sarvodaya world society the present nation states have no place.‘ ” ~ Geoffrey Ostergaard, ‘Resisting The Nation State’

    • Jarek January 25, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

      Villagisation? I’ve got a red line here. Voluntary? As in the village votes to take your family’s land?

      No nations? Sounds like Lennon/Lenin’s dream. Black Rock’s too.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 26, 2024 at 7:24 am #

        How big is your family’s land? Bill Gates’ big? Chinese American-land-ownership big? Rich-person entire-island big? Who or what’s setting those sizes/limits?

  57. The Man They Call Zazelle January 25, 2024 at 7:56 am #

    “I don’t need to give you a detailed plan on something that will grow organically as the need arises.” ~ Night Owl

    See my link in that thread. It’s my 9-year old rough draft/brainstorming sort of essay at Permaculture Global.

    Also, it’s not so much a detailed plan per se– I doubt we can have that exactly, depending– but rather how to go about getting or at least initiating the ‘organics’. Like, baby-steps and steps one foot at a time out the door.

    I mean, eventually we may have to bail if the dystem (dystopic system) doesn’t kick us out first, yes?

    • BackRowHeckler January 25, 2024 at 9:08 am #

      Hey Zaz, as Ely points out you aren’t making too many converts to your Anarchicist way of thinking on this page; you’d probably be better off peddling this bullsh#t at some elitist Ivy League college where the coeds might be looking for an alternative to the prevailing Marxist mindset, where your persistence would pay off. You most certainly would pick up a few followers at Brown, Wellesley & Berkeley.

      • King of Comedy January 25, 2024 at 11:40 am #

        Anybody over the age of 14 who is an “anarchist” (or even worse a Marxist) is a pathetic case.

        Perhaps illustrative of the fate of anarchists in any revolution is the woeful tale of the anarchists in Russia before, during and after the October revolution. Much like our anarchy fantasist, the revolutionaries of the day found the Czar’s government an impediment to the glorious Anarchist future and actively worked with the Bolsheviks to bring it down. Of course, once the Czar met his fate, the new boss stepped in and had little use for those who found power and hierarchy repellent and began the wholesale oppression of the anarchists on a scale and disposition which made the Czar look like Mr. Rogers. Every anarchist and anarchist fanboy found their place in the gulag and that was that:

        Emma Goldman, one who a century ago fell under the anarchist delusion, had a rude awakening when faced with the Soviet reality:

        “Is this what we made the Revolution for? For this our comrades had to die?” The slogan, “Rob the robbers,” was now turned into “Respect the robbers,” and again was proclaimed the sanctity of private property.
        Russia was thus gradually resurrecting the social conditions that the great Revolution had come to destroy. But the return to capitalism in no way changed the Bolshevik attitude toward the Left elements. Bourgeois ideas and practices were to be encouraged to develop the industrial life of Russia, but revolutionary tendencies were to be suppressed as before.

        That excerpt is from a chapter entitled Persecution of the Anarchists. Her book My Disillusionment in Russia should be required ready for any ersatz revolutionary. Solzhenitsyn covers similar ground in the Gulag Archipelago. If nothing else, history demonstrates that anarchists do little more than put the idiot part into the “useful idiot” phrase.

        Meet the new boss indeed.

        • BackRowHeckler January 25, 2024 at 12:41 pm #

          Similar situation in Spain 1936-1939. Anarchists “manned the ramparts” with Soviet, International & Trotskyite comrades in the trenches around Madrid. They thought it was one big New Left front fighting the good fight against fascism. Orwell described what happened next in his novel ‘Homage to Catalonia’ as did John Dos Passos to a lesser extent in his letters to Hemingway. The Soviets turned on the Anarchists (as well as Trotsky followers) and began hunting them down with an eye toward extermination. It’s not widely known that the first gas chambers and ovens in Europe were not built by the Nazis in Poland in 1942, but by the NKVD in Spain in 1937 ~ in went the Anarchists and anyone else distrusted by Comrade Stalin. About this time Heinrich ‘Gestapo’ Muller, chief of the Nazi security service, made several trips to Moscow to consult with NKVD chief Comrade Beria on the latest methods of human liquidation … which were being tested out on Anarchists in Barcelona.

        • BackRowHeckler January 25, 2024 at 1:02 pm #

          Some of the better looking coeds at Brown-shirt University in RI, bored with Marxist theory and the stupid “River to the sea” anti Israel chants, might very well take Zaz up on his offer, join his Anarchist People’s Brigade, get some critical training in dismantling the energy grid, harassing normies, stopping traffic on the interstate, dragging people out of cars & beating the shit out of them like we see in Seattle and Portland, and in general wreaking havoc & creating disorder.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle January 26, 2024 at 1:29 am #

          There are many ways to skin a cat, guys. Going head-to-head with the State is only one of them and probably unworkable, except perhaps in a civil war, which could be argued is anarchistic.

          Part of my and others’ ideas involve simple peaceful separation to a parallel society, as per my quotes above.

          Offering up some cliched fragments of Russian history, incidentally– BackRowHeckler beat you to it– does not make for a picture of what’s possible, and speaking of 14 years old, but you have to actually get off sites like these, at least suffiiciently, to do the brain and legwork, and risk failure and whatnot and leave the rest to babble on incessantly for years about the Nanny State and its political ping-pong games.

  58. JohnAZ January 25, 2024 at 9:04 am #

    It may be starting. Dems in Texas are calling on the WH to nationalize the Texas National Guard to tear down the wire at the border. Abbott is responding by putting up additional wire and expanding the patrolling of the border. Six Red state governors are supporting Abbott.

    This is historic, we will see who will advance their power base. Abbott is there, he is adamant about slowing down immigration. The Dems are just as adamant at bringing in future Lib voters.

    Forget about any help from Washington, the SCOTUS just caved to the Deep State.

    We may see the rebellion of the people against the Deep State long before November.

    • TruthSeeker1986 January 25, 2024 at 9:13 am #

      Do you believe the people will do it though? I kind of want to see it happen. But this is the only reason the Dems want these people here anyway. To use and exploit them for votes. They had their chance to do right and simply didn’t want to…Just look at all the crappy states they run, stupid and brutally ignorant for no reason.

      • messianicdruid January 25, 2024 at 11:01 am #

        “I kind of want to see it happen.”

        Move to Baha Oklahoma and start helping.

      • messianicdruid January 25, 2024 at 1:37 pm #


      • Blackbird January 25, 2024 at 5:54 pm #

        I don’t think votes are the only reason the Dems want to flood the country with illegal aliens.

        Driving down wages, driving up rent and housing costs, breaking the back of social services, overwhelming our communities with rape murder and theft, alienating citizens and causing them to act out, are all additional valid reasons to roll out the welcome mat.

        Illegal aliens, the gift that keeps on giving.

        • Ron Anselmo January 25, 2024 at 8:06 pm #

          Bird – 100%, excellent summary – they’re trying to bring it all down. Nearing Island time.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 26, 2024 at 7:26 am #

            Accelerating entropy.

    • elysianfield January 25, 2024 at 3:53 pm #

      Bringing in future voters is the most benign spin of the issue I’ve been exposed to.

  59. JohnAZ January 25, 2024 at 9:11 am #

    DNP up 3.3% in last quarter.

    Where? Anyone seen signs that things are getting better? Are companies springing up to explain the increase?

    Or are we just seeing the effect of 5% inflation?

    And labor increases in service sector only, Obama’s dream? Send those dirty industries to China et al, we will just build hospitals and restaurants. Over half of labor gains are in two sectors, health care and hospitality in the private sector.

    • JohnAZ January 25, 2024 at 9:13 am #

      California’s oncoming demise is going to affect this in the near future. 68 billion deficit, oops, I guess those immigrants are not conducive to a healthy budget?


    • Ron Anselmo January 25, 2024 at 9:47 am #

      John –

      RM + EI = FG, where RM = Raw Materials, EI = Energy Inputs, and FG = Finished Goods.

      FG = GDP, where GDP = cost of all goods & services.

      Not hard to figure out. Yes, inflation, not “growth”.

    • Ron Anselmo January 25, 2024 at 11:45 am #

      John – stop believing in US Gov numbers.

      See Chapwwod Index for true inflation 12-18% in 2023.

      Using the Rule of 72: 72/18 means prices double every 4 years.

      Shadowstats says higher.

      You’ve been making steady progress – you know they’re crooks and liars – why do you continue to believe their numbers?

      • JohnAZ January 25, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

        Hey,no argument from me. Even Reagan reset the unemployment nos.during his administration in 82. The real no. Was in the 12-15%range.

        Oh, I do not believe any thing the Deep State says.

        • JohnAZ January 25, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

          Just watching the grocery bill shows your high numbers. Hopefully, folks are not being fooled this year.

          • Ron Anselmo January 25, 2024 at 4:38 pm #

            They’ll believe what the Tee Vee tells them. When the Biden Admin first started shooting money out of bazookas, a neighbor, a retired airline mechanic – probably late-sixties, asked me where that money comes from.

            Another Biden voter – it makes you wonder how these people got to that age without adult supervision.

          • benr January 25, 2024 at 6:25 pm #

            Was listening to patriot radio where one of the hosts was discussing the economy.
            He made the point that a large portion of the economy is government spending and not consumerism.
            A point moronic mike has labored at over and over while not understanding this is not actually a good thing.

          • Ron Anselmo January 25, 2024 at 7:05 pm #

            Right benr – and since the GDP is a measurement of the cost of all goods and services, a patient on dialysis, is more “economically valuable” than I am.

            Quality of life doesn’t enter the equation – only cost. Go figure.

          • JohnAZ January 25, 2024 at 7:21 pm #

            Back to the beginning, 3.3% in an average 5% inflation situation does not sound positive at all.

            Look at the job market to gauge growth, where is the hiring going on?

            Health care and hospitality followed by government hiring.

            Not a good formula for real growth.

            Benr, if the USA got into a war and dropped into a depression, Mike would try to spin it as positive. Insanity is colored Blue.

  60. GreenAlba January 25, 2024 at 11:05 am #

    For those who still want to believe Russia’s not ‘in on it’, here’s the latest from the Gamalaya Institute:


    Russia’s Fauci says arsenal of genetic vaccines will protect against “Disease X

    ‘Covid showed that “genetically engineered” injections can be safely deployed in six months, according to Gamaleya Center Director Alexander Gintsburg.’

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  61. beantownbill. January 25, 2024 at 3:51 pm #

    ‘’Know’ means you’ve experienced something as a fact. That’s why I’m always saying we can’t know what is going to happen in the future because it hasn’t happened yet, and therefore we can’t state it as a fact. Instead, what one ought to be saying is that it’s my opinion that…

    The universe is based on probability as defined by quantum mechanics, so it’s much more accurate to say something like there’s a 60% chance that such and such will happen. Probability is stated as a percentage, where P (probability) is between 0 and 1. P = 0 means there’s no chance something will occur, and P = 1 means there’s no chance something cannot occur, iow, a sure thing.

    The most accurate statement then would be to say that imo there’s a 75% chance Trump will be the Repub nominee or whatever. That’s a statement I can agree with, even if it doesn’t happen.

    However, saying Trump will be the nominee is inaccurate.

    • Blackbird January 25, 2024 at 6:02 pm #

      Exactly Beans. That is why I say I don’t “know” anything, and further more, why I don’t “believe” anything. Instead I assess, to the best of my ability, the probability of potential future events and then apply a degree of relative certainty to my confidence in their occurrence.

      Whenever I speak of events that have not happened, or events in the past in which I was not involved, “In my opinion” is my unstated preface.

      • OG January 25, 2024 at 7:28 pm #

        Excluding, of course, the Holocaust. None of us were there for the Holocaust but we all know that that happened.

        Or else!

    • BackRowHeckler January 25, 2024 at 8:24 pm #

      Hey Bill I’m reading a book about one of Boston’s best ~ Joe ‘the Animal’ Barboza. You must have heard of him. He was a loan shark, racketeer, hitman for the Patriarca family, FBI informant, and all around Boston gangster. Joe was Portugese, not Italian, so he couldn’t become a ‘Made Man’. I looked up some video of him in an interview and he comes across like the quintessential tough guy; reminded me of Crazy Joe Gallo in Brooklyn about the same time. Barboza was active in the 1960s; those were the days. He even did hits for Whitey Bulger & the Winter Hill Gang. ‘The Animal’ ended up going into witness protection, but the Patriaras ended up tracking him to San Francisco, where one day on the streets he caught 4 shotgun blasts to the chest. It’s funny reading about a character like Joe ‘the Animal’ Barboza from Boston, home of Harvard & MIT, collecting vig and doing hits in the shadow of Harvard Yard.

      • beantownbill. January 25, 2024 at 8:50 pm #

        I believe – but not certain – that Joe murdered a business associate of mine. He was a scary individual.

  62. Q. Shtik January 25, 2024 at 4:48 pm #

    The penultimate chapter of the Peter Saga began today. We deposited Peter into a nursing home, six days short of his third anniversary under our roof. No more shit explosions to clean up. That task is all on the nursing home staff now…poor bastards. I wonder how many hundred times Bo has said “I can’t take this any more.”

    Peter should have no complaints, the place is like a 5 star hotel. To play it safe though we told him it’s a rehab facility and he’ll be there for one month. In a day or two he will have forgotten that he ever lived anywhere else.

    The Saga’s final chapter will be when Peter dies but there is no telling when that might happen. We can hardly believe he has survived these past three years.

    • Ron Anselmo January 25, 2024 at 4:51 pm #

      Welcome back Q. Despite your current challenges, glad you’re OK. Hang in there.

    • benr January 25, 2024 at 6:23 pm #

      When we put my mother in law into a dementia home there were ladies who had been there for over a decade that showed almost no signs of actual life beyond breathing and an occasional blink.
      Once in awhile one of them would grunt or say huh.
      Some go quick and some linger on for decades.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle January 26, 2024 at 3:28 am #

      What did we do in the old days with very old people? There must be many historical anecdotes about this, yes?

      My best wishes to Peter and you/your family.

  63. Night Owl January 25, 2024 at 5:10 pm #

    Clot-shotters, how does this make you feel?

    “Eleven thousand politicians and elites received an exemption for the Covid vaccination”


    Why would they do this?


    • The Man They Call Zazelle January 26, 2024 at 1:35 am #

      Civil war is anarchistic, Night Owl.

      So what will it be? Peaceful parallel societal separation, or we wait until our guns are needed in large amounts against the State?

  64. benr January 25, 2024 at 6:19 pm #

    What’s that fifteen states line up to support Texas and it’s fight to secure it’s borders?


    Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in Eagle Pass with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem to provide an update on their joint efforts under Texas’ Operation Lone Star to respond to President Joe Biden’s reckless open border policies.

    “These Governors here with me today are deploying military and law enforcement officers to help Texas secure the border,” said Governor Abbott. “We have 14 Governors who are deploying personnel to secure the border that President Biden has abandoned. President Biden is not doing his job, and he is responsible for the largest amount of illegal immigration in the history of the United States and has rolled out a deadly welcome mat with a record number of people dying attempting to cross the border. There is a reason the United Nations has named the border between the United States and Mexico the deadliest land border in the entire world. President Biden is responsible for that deadly border, and we’re not going to stand idly by. We, as states, share an obligation and that’s to step up and address this unparalleled catastrophe caused by President Biden.”

    “Texas is ground zero, front and center of the border crisis,” said Governor Reynolds. “On day 1 of the Biden Administration, they reversed policies that protect the sovereignty of this country and its citizens. Iowa is located at the intersection of two major interstates, and it is a pathway for Mexican cartels and humans traffickers in the Midwest. I thank the 14 other Governors who have stepped up to do the job that President Biden has failed to do. It is time for the President to do his job.”

    “President Biden continues to let the crisis at the border go unchecked, and it is growing,” said Governor Pillen. “This is a national security issue that must be addressed. We stand with Governor Abbott as his state works daily to halt the influx of illegal drugs, weapons, and criminals into the U.S.”

    “What we’re literally witnessing is a war zone, and it is astonishing to witness our President allow this to happen,” said Governor Noem. “The cartels are out for blood, and they are facilitating the trafficking of our children every day. These policies are inhumane of what they’re doing to people and these families. This country needs to realize that our President breaks the law and ignores the law. I thank Governor Abbott for all that he’s done to fight this fight. I’m all in helping support Operation Lone Star.”

    “The chaotic scenes at the southern border are a stark reminder of the consequences of disastrous open border policies,” said Governor Stitt. “The Biden Administration is asleep at the wheel. Make no mistake, every state has become a border state, but I’m encouraged by my fellow Republican Governors who are stepping up to secure the border. It is essential that we protect our communities by supporting our law enforcement and putting a stop to the flow of illegal drugs pouring into our nation.”

    The Governor was also joined at the press conference by DPS Director Steve McCraw, Texas Adjutant General Major General Thomas Suelzer, and Texas Border Czar Mike Banks.

    Prior to the press conference, Governor Abbott held a border security briefing with his fellow Governors where they received updates from Director McCraw, Major General Suelzer, and Border Czar Banks on the multitude of effective strategies used by Operation Lone Star to secure the border, including Texas’ floating marine barriers installed in the Rio Grande River.

    During the briefing, Governor Abbott thanked the Governors for their support in Texas’ Operation Lone Star border security mission and highlighted the value of their states’ resources being used to secure the border and curtail the influx of illegal immigration, dangerous weapons, and deadly drugs like fentanyl coming into Texas from Mexico.

    Director McCraw outlined the success of Operation Lone Star’s border security efforts, noting that just DPS alone has seized over 426 million lethal doses of deadly fentanyl—enough to kill every man, woman, and child in America. He also highlighted the importance of state law enforcement along the border, pointing to their critical role in supporting Border Patrol agents as the first line of defense against surges of illegal immigration between ports of entry.

    Major General Suelzer provided an update on Texas’ and other states’ National Guard soldiers’ efforts to hold the line, install strategic barriers, and turn back migrants along the Texas-Mexico border. Specifically, Major General Suelzer described soldiers’ significance to help push out illegal activity from El Paso by installing 18 miles of concertina wire in the area and noted that turnbacks have gone up 38 percent with the help of other states.

    Border Czar Banks thanked the other Governors for their support in Operation Lone Star’s border security efforts and reminded them that Texas knows that border security means national security for the rest of the country. He also corrected claims made about Texas’ floating marine barriers, explaining their efficacy as deterrents for illegal, unsafe crossings from Mexico into Texas.

    Today’s border visit comes after Governor Abbott sent letters to America’s Governors in May requesting support for Texas’ border security mission following President Biden’s decision to end Title 42.

    As of today, 14 other states—including Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming—have stepped up to support Texas’ efforts and deployed personnel and resources to secure the border in President Biden’s absence.

    • JohnAZ January 25, 2024 at 7:12 pm #

      Yay, I only wish that Arizona and California, the two states that follow-up Texas for border impact, had the cojones to tell that DC SOB to eff off. Alas, two areas Californicated to the max.

      Arizona’s governor has been to the border, acknowledged the problem yet will not do anything about it. California? Well, that’s California, that feels that immigrants are purely positive. The same California that is now in debt due to the immigrants.

      Insanity is colored Blue.

      • Ron Anselmo January 25, 2024 at 7:42 pm #

        “Insanity is colored Blue.” ~ JohnAZ

        Excellent John – stealing this one.

      • TruthSeeker1986 January 25, 2024 at 10:29 pm #

        I live in CA, we’re stuck with Newsom. Tried to get him recalled and still failed…That slick haired Bitch that doesn’t care about California. That’s why so many people businesses included have already left. His POS aunt couldn’t take the damage anymore despite she helped caused it. So she fled to Florida.

      • TruthSeeker1986 January 25, 2024 at 10:38 pm #

        Plus Democrats don’t give a shit, they want these people here because they feel that they can use and exploit them. I spent yesterday arguing with an idiot from Ecuador about how important borders are to a country and he kept disagreeing. Yet look at his country right now, at war with criminals. Latin America has to violate human rights just to get their country under control because it’s so bad there right now, and half of those people are coming right to the United States where they can attempt the same acts of violence they are doing there. How often do you see places in America blowing up because of the use of explosives? 9/11 was like the only major incident the U.S. has ever had, but Biden is making it ultimately too easy for all kinds of other incidents to happen on a regular basis just by having a lot of people from the third world here alone.

    • Night Owl January 25, 2024 at 7:34 pm #

      But I was told dignity had been restored to the White House.

      • Ron Anselmo January 25, 2024 at 7:47 pm #

        Owl – one of the three most common lies:

        1) The check’s in the mail.
        2) I gave at the office.
        3) Anything coming out of the Biden White House.

        • beantownbill. January 25, 2024 at 9:57 pm #

          Ron, there’s another very common lie that pertains to a man getting oral sex, if you get my drift (I’m too much of a gentleman to spell it out).

          • Ron Anselmo January 26, 2024 at 12:37 am #

            Bill – you are exactly right. The one you’re thinking of used to be Lie 3, but after Biden was elected, White House lies actually became more common than that one. Good catch.

    • TPTB-USA January 25, 2024 at 9:17 pm #

      This ought to add to the push-back:

      Massive Trucker Convoy Planned to Protest Major Border Entry Points
      By Sarah Arnold January 24, 2024 6:00 PM


      “Nearly four years into President Joe Biden’s presidency and empty promises of securing the southern border, Americans are taking matters into their own hands to protest the administration’s refusal to take action against illegal immigration.

      Rep. Keith Self (R-TX) announced that there will be a massive truckers’ convoy along several southern border routes in protest of the president’s wide-open border. The three-day “Take Our Border Back” convoy will begin on January 29 and last until February 3, with routes stopping in Eagle Pass, Texas, Yuma, Arizona, and San Ysidro, California.”

      • Ron Anselmo January 25, 2024 at 9:25 pm #

        Watch them get the Canadian Trucker treatment redux. The Feds will try to use the same tools from the Canadian Gov “toolkit”. I have a tool for them – a fucking crowbar.

        • TruthSeeker1986 January 25, 2024 at 10:27 pm #

          Definitely agree…I don’t understand the point of fighting back if you’re going to just cave anyway. They’ll figure out a way to crush this protest just like they did with Occupy Wall Street which turned out to be a joke of a protest. So far the only ones I see that have done massive damage during protest in this country and were never stopped was BLM and Antifa. And they out right cause billions of dollars worth of damages whenever they protest. This trucker protest will be mostly peaceful but still they’ll find a way to eradicate the whole thing. I bet it won’t even last for a month or two. Democrats don’t give a shit. This whole country is going to have to start fighting back or at the very least 80% of us will.

          • TPTB-USA January 25, 2024 at 10:53 pm #

            There seems to be little news about this, so perhaps they will be able to keep a lid on it?

          • TPTB-USA January 25, 2024 at 11:37 pm #

            News, videos, and other information can be found by searching for: Take Our Border Back

            “OUR GOAL: To send a PEACEFUL, LAWFUL, and clear message to all city, state, and federal politicians & immigration enforcement officials to hear the voices of “We the People”

            We are working with attorneys, local law enforcement, national law enforcement when possible to help maintain safety measures & make sure ALL city, state, county laws are strictly adhered to by all participants. This is a 100% collaborative effort. No one person or organization is “in charge” It is recognized that citizens are still allowed to peacefully engage across America to unite voices with similar concerns for our Country’s sovereignty and the safety of all who legally reside within the borders of The United States of America

            Thank you for helping support Take Our Border Back Southern Border Convoy and 3-state Rally on February 3rd in CA, AZ, & TX.”

            Take Our Border Back Convoy | Kim Yeater | Noel Patriot Mom007 | Chadwick – Liberty Report

        • TPTB-USA January 25, 2024 at 10:48 pm #

          Did the Canada truckers have any political support?

          • Ron Anselmo January 26, 2024 at 12:28 am #

            TPTB – I hope you’re joking, but I don’t think you are. After the Canandian Gov froze the truckers’ assets, they couldn’t buy food or fuel – or anything else.

            When people who supported them, physically went to give the truckers food or fuel, or firewood to burn in 55-gal barrels, to stay warm, the Canadian Gov froze all their assets.

            When others set up a GoFundMe account for the truckers, so supporters nationwide could help them, the Canadian Gov confiscated all the money.

            All this was (or should be) common knowledge and happened in plain sight, in early 2022, protesting nationwide vaccine mandates and Covid restrictions.

            If we allow these tactics to shut down our truckers, we’ll all be living like OG – more under the US Gov thumb than we are now.

          • TPTB-USA January 26, 2024 at 12:58 am #

            Ron, I am well aware of that which Trudeau did.

            The Trudeau Regime Just Got a Whole Lot Worse

            Your post referenced “… 14 Governors who are deploying personnel to secure the border that President Biden has abandoned.”, and I am hopeful that the majority of Americans are fed-up with the lies of the “Joe Biden” regime, and along with Abbott, are finally going to make their cause heard.

            Watch the Take Our Border Back Convoy video posted above, and let me know if you still think it won’t make any diff