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Have you noticed, as the election looms, the Party of Chaos trips deeper into its own self-created chaos? Turns out that the effort to make Ukraine the fifty-first state is not going over so well with the voters. Nor is the campaign to convince children to switch sexes. Or the crusade to sell ever more mRNA “vaccines” that the CDC knows good-and-goshdarn-well are killing and maiming credulous citizens by the millions. Or the program for importing limitless alien “vibrance” across the open border with Mexico…. As the venerable Rolling Stones sang more than a half century ago: “Rape… murder… it’s just a shot away!” This is the kind of country that the Party of Chaos has been grooming you up for.

It’s not working. We are coming for you: leaders, mesmerized minions, and obliging tools of this Satanic faction that seized the levers of power in America and turned them into wrecking bars. After the nervous hiatus from November to January, we’re coming for you in 2023. You are going to answer for the decisions you took and the rules you made that drove our country to its knees and half out of its mind. We are storming you in your Kafka’s Castle of lies and malice, and we are going to drag you out of there kicking and screaming. Preserving your decorum will not be our first consideration, Rochelle Walensky, Tony Fauci, Alejandro Mayorkas, Merrick Garland, Christopher Wray, and the people who work for you.

There’s a lot of loose talk about some as-yet-unknown Party of Chaos’s ploy to stave off the November 8th reckoning — say, drag out the vote count for weeks and confabulate the results… declare some emergency to shut down in-person voting… or somehow postpone the vote altogether. Nothing like that will go over successfully this time around. The lamp-posts in the WalMart parking lots could be decorated with dangling local election officials who get caught churning phony ballots, tweaking Dominion machines, and taping-up the polling places’ windows with cardboard.

You’re getting no help, meantime, from the folks who run the maundering flunkey you installed as president. They just flipped-off Sergey Lavrov’s invitation to negotiate some reasonable end to your $60-plus billion orchestrated fiasco in Ukraine. These are the people that party apostate Tulsi Gabbard identified lately as “an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness.” She got that exactly right, and at exactly the right moment in history, too.

Did you actually propose, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, that the purpose of our misadventure in Ukraine was “to weaken Russia?” How’s that working out? I’ll tell you: Russia is fixing to wipe up the floor with its Nazi antagonists in Kiev (and their NATO helpers). Russia is proceeding with prudence and determination to neutralize our country’s foolish provocations, even despite “Joe Biden’s” admission that “Armageddon” is an option. Here’s some news for you, Party of Chaos: Russia is not insane, but you surely are. You, Lloyd Austin, are busy destroying the American military with your deranged sexual boundary bamboozle, and your sinister “vaccine” policies that have led, among other disasters, to a tripling of cancer rates in the ranks. What, exactly, have you succeeded in weakening?

Do you think the American people have failed to notice this? How are those financial sanctions working against Russia, Tony Blinken, Victoria Nuland, Jake Sullivan, and Susan Rice? Here’s how: they energized trade relations and financial settlements between Russia and the 70-percent of the economic world that is outside the orbit of Western Civ. Meanwhile, they drove the birthplace of Western Civ (Europe) to its knees, upon which it is sliding headlong back to the Twelfth Century. Who told you to do that? George Soros? Klaus Schwab? (Oh, by the way, we’re coming for the two of them also, if they’re still alive in 2023 — are you listening Bill Gates?)

We’ve also had enough, Party of Chaos, of your “Green New Deal” and climate change bullshit. The former is a sheer shuck-and-jive. You propose to mandate the end of gasoline-powered cars in favor of electric cars that charge off of fossil fuel fired power plants? That’s rich. Ironically, though, the whole mass-motoring matrix is failing not on the basis of whatever powers a car but on the simple fact that a sinking middle-class, whose destruction you engineered, can’t afford to buy any kind of car anymore, whatever way it’s powered.

As for your climate change hysteria, consider that human culture has gone through scores of climate swings since the Age of the Pharaohs; the main ones being the Bronze Age warming, the Hellenic cooling, the Roman warming, the Dark Age cooling, the medieval warming, the “Little Ice Age” cooling, and now the present-day warming — with evidence that we are slipping back into another cooling.

The truth is that it has always been difficult for civilizations to adapt to these events, but it’s especially difficult for us with our super-complex, mutually-dependent, hyper-tech systems of daily life, not to mention the giant scale of it all, which pretty much guarantees a hard landing for us. We’re not going to run Wal-Mart, Walt Disney World, and the suburbs on any combination of wind, solar, and recycled fry-max oil, so stop pretending, and quit making everything worse than it has to be. We’ve got to make other arrangements for sure, and that will be hard enough — but no thank you on that transhumanist robot utopia you’re trying to sell.

Well, of course, you’d never quit trying. You just have to be defeated. And that’s exactly what’s going to happen. And after you’re defeated, we’re going to come for you, and stuff your asses into those witness chairs, and compel you to come clean on why you worked so hard to destroy the USA. Maybe you’ll apologize. You should be the first to know, though, that it won’t matter. When did anyone’s apology ever induce in you something besides the demonic lust to inflict more pain on your victims?


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  1. notbob October 14, 2022 at 9:30 am #

    Love to see the reckoning play out, but I don’t think that will happen. First, there are too many woke morons, insane blue haired climate crisis freaks and boomers wanting to ride the wave of modernity into their graves who will vote these insane people in again. And if all their votes aren’t enough, then the leftist turds will tip the scales to bring their side to victory. Sad commentary I know, but these is the way of things these days.

    • JTinMD October 14, 2022 at 10:21 am #

      Well, if Mr. K’s predictions are way off and do not follow the general trend he, perhaps wishfully, sees coming, then the USA is pretty much finished. Oh, it will probably still be called the USA, but what’s in a name? If “Joe Biden’s” clack of criminals somehow avoid their just desserts, then, of course, they have won the game. Period. End of any similarity to the good ol’ US of A.

      The slimy bastards!

      • justanotherguy October 14, 2022 at 10:46 am #

        did we say it’s over when the germans bombed pearl harbor? hell no.

        they can continue to foist their targeted insanity on the 50+ % of the population that continues to have nothing to do with their crap, and it will only get more and more abrasive – the laws of the pendulum are immutable. the backlash is guaranteed, and it may not return as justice from above, but like anything from irish democracy to mad max. but it is coming, because they won’t stop.

        • JTinMD October 14, 2022 at 11:03 am #

          The Germans? Anyway…

          Yeah, I still say it’s over – as in the nation our founders established – a nation of liberty-loving, rugged individualists governed by the rule of law, as opposed to the rule of rulers.

          If these slimy swamp creatures are not expelled post haste, then we’ll have to take matters into our own hands.

          • C.O.Jones October 14, 2022 at 11:16 am #

            No go zones where it’s prohibited to wear a badge listing your preferred pronouns? Where vaxx-assassination is prohibited i.e. if you’re dumb enough to want a shot, go ahead but don’t try to coerce others?

            No, that’s not going to work. Minding our own business and acting like we have some sense isn’t a feasible course of action. That’s been my tack and it’s just not working.

            Given the results of the last “election” does anybody think we can vote our way out of this?

            No, I think the course outlined by our host is the only viable way.
            I pray – literally pray – that it may come to pass.

            Great column Mr. Kunstler. Not good – GREAT!

          • Aeneas October 15, 2022 at 11:49 am #

            Universal Law: You create a reality that adapts to your point of view.

            You want a different reality? Then you have to individually and collectively (with a large enough group of ‘similars’), make a different choice. All choices have consequences. Currently we are all experiencing the consequence(s) of our personal and collective choices. Let’s just call this ‘first order consequences.’ Then there are ‘second order consequences’ which are consequences coming from the previous first order consequences.

            We are living in the Age of Tolerance and Apathy. It isn’t too hard to understand the consequences of the choice(s) to be apathetic and tolerant. We see the results quite clearly.

            Let’s look at another Universal Law: You get exactly what you tolerate.

            And a third Universal Law: You (all of us) have the freedom of choice and no freedom of consequence. At the time that a consequence(s) are arriving you do not get to decide that you don’t want the consequence. Sure, you can have a different consequence/outcome, but that has to be chosen/decided back at the point of choosing the action or non-action to take in order to receive the kind of consequence you would like to experience. Good, Bad, Neutral, or Indifferent, the consequence MUST be received. It doesn’t matter if one decides to believe this or accept it as true. That is irrelevant, whether you (all of us collectively) believe this is how it works or not doesn’t matter. It doesn’t negate Universal Law. The UL is: Freedom of Choice. No Freedom of Consequence.

            Would you like a different outcome? Then one must take ‘every-relevant-step-along-the-way’ to ensure that.

            The Democrats certainly know how to function using universal laws especially in the area of not tolerating anything that conservatives want, which includes the Constitution, Freedom and Liberty.

            Just as Elections have consequences, so must we stop the apathetic behavior and tolerance of everything the left and democrats do.

            Time to stand up and push back. The results will be magnificent and glorious!

          • K. Lazlo Hud October 15, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

            The Germans bombing Pearl Harbour is a line from the movie ‘Animal House’.

        • Q. Shtik October 14, 2022 at 11:27 am #

          did we say it’s over when the germans bombed pearl harbor? – jaog

          =============

          There is probably a joke in here that I am just to dense to get.

          • C.O.Jones October 14, 2022 at 11:31 am #

            Reference to a line from John Belushi’s character in the movie Animal House.

          • justanotherguy October 14, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

            that movie – anarchy against corrupt coercion. i knew somebody would get it eventually.

        • rundmc October 14, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

          Sweet reference…

      • Amman October 14, 2022 at 11:28 am #

        I think what you call the USA is present in Canada, Mexico, Central America, Brazil and beyond. It is not just in the country.

        Anyway, I think the reckoning, if it occurs, has this order – 1st in w Europe and then, a stateside version.

        You have considered the possibility of no reckoning which basically means the people cannot impose their will or wishes on Government. If so, the end result cannot be good.

      • ThorsHammer October 15, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

        As always, WAR is the solution. War is the mechanism to open up new business opportunities replacing armaments, changing who controls resources, and most significantly cover up failures on the part of the “leaders” who torch it off.

        In the modern era the USA has been the most prolific practitioner of this tactic. Just do the math since the end of WWII and compare the number of wars that the US has been involved in to these of Russia or China.

        So the Grand Satan will use nuclear weapons in a false flag attack in the Ukrainian proxy war or directly against Russia . The breakup of Russia has been it’s goal ever since the end of WWII. In the face of military defeat in Ukraine and the collapse of the EU over failure of the sanctions war there is only one weapon left for the USA.

        The upcoming mid-term elections may be largely symbolic, but a massive defeat of the Demonic wing of the Democrat party cannot be tolerated. Previously ballot stuffing and manipulation of electronic vote counting sufficed to “elect” a “leader” so unpopular that he can’t attract a dozen people who are not paid plants to a campaign rally. Things have progressed to the point where mere fraud can no longer suffice. So WAR is the only option.

        The timing of the USA’s false flag tactical nuclear strike is becoming clear. It must be before the mid-term elections so the elections can be suspended and the Propaganda Masters unleash their “Patriotic Fever” campaign. And it must be before the ground freezes in Ukraine signaling the final wave of de-natzification by the Russian army. Leaving the former Ukraine as a landlocked city-state with no army, manufacturing capability,, infrastructure or even electricity, dependent upon permanent welfare payments from the USA for the basics of survival.

        Russian public opinion is increasingly fed up with Putin’s tactics of
        methodical restraint in the Ukraine/US-NATO war. After the terrorist bombing attack upon the highly symbolic Crimean bridge following on the NordStream pipeline bombing by the US the floodgates have been breached. Ukrainian infrastructure is being demolished at a distance while mobilization for a frozen ground final offensive is being ramped up.

        It is hard to imagine a response to the coming nuclear false flag that will be diplomatic rather than military. It is beyond insanity to provoke a full scale nuclear war with a country possessing thousands of nuclear weapons, hypersonic delivery systems against which there is no defense, as well as the world’s most advanced defensive systems of its own.

        The world is in the position of depending upon rational action by a leadership in the West that is demonstrably insane.

        • Katerina October 15, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

          To ThorsHammer

          They ARE reading your comments, but obviously don’t know yet how to respond. It’s a learning curve for quite a lot of them.

          • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 8:10 pm #

            Are you mitchellc’s reincarnation?

        • Alfred October 16, 2022 at 11:44 am #

          I can only offer in terms of response, the nervous laughter of a condemned man…

          how’s that?

          #FJB

      • Jimpa October 16, 2022 at 7:06 am #

        Mr. K’s seeking of justice is not going to happen. Heck, even the Republicans (for what they’re worth) may not get control of Congress this election.

        From Paul Craig Roberts

        Rasmussen Poll:
        The poll tested the US population on its response to President Biden’s assertion that

        “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”

        The poll results are:

        48% of likely U.S. voters agree with Biden including 36% who Strongly Agree. Forty-seven percent (47%) disagree with Biden including 39% who Strongly Disagree.”

        Also, roughly 2/3 of the US population supports the US policy in Ukraine.

        • EdD October 26, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

          Nonsensical polls like that one are how the TV news medium attempts to tell us what we think.

      • hortonz October 16, 2022 at 10:29 am #

        Hear that Justin, Jughead and the rest of the Woke Inquisition? Were coming for you and when we do you won’t have the cops and army to defend you because they’ll all defect to OUR side rather than live in a nation where they’ll be forced to shovel shit for your nation-wrecking mafia.

    • Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 10:37 am #

      Michael P. Senger has a list of questions that would need to be asked if and when such a reckoning would take place:

      Why did the CDC suddenly adopt “measures to increase social distance” as official policy in 2004, contrary to all the epidemiological guidance it had developed throughout the 20th century?

      Who was behind the campaign to export the concept of “lockdown” to Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014?

      Some intelligence reports have indicated that members of the western national security community were aware a new virus had emerged in China by fall 2019. What was being said about the virus at that time?

      If some national security officials had been worrying about a new virus in China since fall 2019, how could they have possibly believed China’s two-month lockdown of Wuhan eliminated the virus several months later?

      https://michaelpsenger.substack.com/p/nuremberg-ii-what-a-real-inquiry

      Fifty questions in all. He also adds this:

      “Though many in positions of power would prefer that we forgot, the strict lockdowns that consumed the world in 2020 are extremely well documented. ”

      We haven’t forgotten, we will not forget, and more and more people are waking up to the truth every day.

      • Ron Anselmo October 14, 2022 at 10:50 am #

        Beryl – we “Won’t be (aren’t) happy and we’ll do nothing.”

      • Katerina October 14, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

        To Beryl of Oyl

        I have not responded to any of your comments before, but I read them. And I have to say that you, most certainly, display the much needed intelligent, enquiring mind. I wish America had more people like you.

      • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

        Amen to that. Thanks for the link. We can never never never forget, and heads need to roll.

    • Amman October 14, 2022 at 11:19 am #

      Your views IMO are valid. A Blob of “Anything goes, nothing matters” is present there in the culture. Plus there is the force and power of a ceaseless propaganda.

    • hmuller October 14, 2022 at 11:46 am #

      I share your feelings, James.

      But you have to be careful about calls for violence, like lynching the criminals in power. We live in an Amerika where the first amendment is a memory. A society where the ruling scum have their own gestapo (FBI) who love to kick down doors at 3 am and drag away dissenting citizens.

      • Walter B October 14, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

        Right on the no violence mentality because there is far more torment in encouraging them live into decrepitude. Just look at Dopey Joe Biding His Time and Shaky Nancy Pelosi. Imagine the disgust as you saw those demented faces staring back at you in the mirror every morning watching as every passing day the face in the mirror looked more and more like an old scrotum. The only saving grace is that their minds are fading fast so they probably are oblivious to the decay. I cannot believe that their reward in the next plane of existence is going to be one I would care to suffer through myself, and neither would you. It is going to be a special kind of torment I assure you.

        • hmuller October 16, 2022 at 11:54 am #

          I would agree, Walter. Although the comparison to Pelosi and Biden’s faces is an unfair insult to my old scrotum.

    • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 11:52 am #

      Yes, the ever deepening and accelerating insanity is what’s considered “cool” now. And their hair color and tattoos are accepted at many work sites and professions now. As they age, they won’t be able to keep up with the cool, but they will become “respectable” and defend the cool, at least until it becomes so alien that even they are shocked. But no matter: The level they attained is more than enough to destroy what’s left of the West.

    • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

      There are a lot of them but not as many as they’d have you believe.

      Their numbers are inflated by social media bots, and all of the mainstream media squawkers.

      More and more people are getting sick of this shit. It’s evident watching the huge numbers of people alternative media is bringing in.

    • Walter B October 14, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

      Agreed notbob, while I admire our host’s optimism, the lithium sprinkled upon the herd from NASA’s Tracker rocket program has de-balled and de-brained enough of the masses to guarantee Mutual Assured Do-nothing, the real and dangerous version of MAD.

      While it mat be possible that the decrepid Baby Boomers in charge might be thinking implementing the “we didn’t have nuclear war back in the Bay of Pigs days so we won’t have it now, so let’s mind-fuck the herd into total and debilitating fear so we can control the completely” game plan, it is most likely than no one give a damn anyway. People just don’t care about anything anymore. You can barely get their attention when you beat and rob them on the streets anymore, all they do is record the incident for future entertainment and resale value.

      It does not matter what you do to the American consuming public, they are already dead from the neck up and if they don’t care why would anyone in authority give a damn as long as they are still cashing their paychecks and awaiting their pensions.

      • Fireside Chats October 15, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

        Yes.

        Also, I always think that this whole mess is so much bigger than the USA, although this country obviously is at the center of everything.

        Many events from history never were fully revealed/resolved/reconciled, such as 9/11 or the JFK assassination, for example. I don’t believe current events will resolve as JHK imagines in his columns.

        I have a different perspective because I believe there is a definite end to history. And I think we are approaching it. The end may still be a ways off, but the current unraveling is moving us inexorably toward it. For all of us, this is the time to repent and turn to Jesus Christ the God-Man. He is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega.

    • Rowdypiglet October 14, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

      Our host is on fire this morning! I like it, and am feeling pretty fiery myself. Unlike some here, I don’t think the woke sex pests are nearly as numerous as they would like to appear, though they dominate social media because they really have no lives.

      I recall being struck many years ago by one of Alastair Cooke’s ruminations that used to preface the old Masterpiece Theatre. This was the series about the suffragettes, and he noted that most people (including women) didn’t support them. They won, in spite of their small numbers, because of their zealotry and constant disruptions of normal life.

      I’m not commenting on the justice or injustice of their cause (which is another matter entirely) but the fact that these same techniques are being used by the climate fanatics who glue themselves to everything and disrupt people on their way to work, and even fire trucks on their way to a fire. There really weren’t many of them, but they made themselves seem ubiquitous.

      We should all be asking ourselves how many of these we meet up with in real life, as opposed to twitter. I don’t think there are so many, I think the same core people turn up everywhere (with a certain amount of hangers on who would quickly disappear if they were ever met with a fire hose or the promise of a long jail term). It’s intended to demoralize the opposition and make us feel in the minority when, in fact, I’m positive we are a huge majority. And now we’ve had about enough.

    • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 10:51 am #

      Mainly, I think, there are just too damn many people who work for the government, either directly or indirectly. (About 20% of employed people work directly for some level of government.) Too many people get a government check of some other kind. (About 50% of the population?) These people are on the payroll, and the very essence of liberalism is that it is an arrangement whereby the State provides, and whereby the State has all power and the people have none.

      People will vote for the left, as long as the left keeps writing the paychecks. The endgame is when the State can no longer pay anyone but the military–to the prevent people from revolting and to enforce some sort of system of forced labor.

      • Justin October 15, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

        How very true, unfortunately!
        However, the endgame is when the State can no longer even pay for their military. Sorta like the Ukraine, Rome and other failed States…

        Another simultaneous possibility is that the military attrition rate exceeds their enlistment rate which is already happening.
        Not enough new suckers to enlist and take the jab and be cannon fodder to replace the ones dying and leaving.

        If only they knew that war is a very bad business for them before they even enlisted!

        The gubmint contractors will suffer that same fate soon.
        Just wait and see.

      • EdD October 26, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

        If it was true that “people will vote for the left”, there would be no need for all the vote fraud, which BTW, is how democrats gain majorities anywhere outside of the cities.

        Consider the fraud behind the “importance of the black vote”. Realistically considered, that voting bloc is drawn from 12% of the population out of which 70% are ineligible to vote. How is that anything other than a tiny minority that only counts in majority black precincts?

        Even with democrats getting 150% of the black vote, as they always do, the much vaunted “importance” of that little bloc is laughable.

    • Justin October 15, 2022 at 11:20 am #

      The woke blue morons are being eliminated by the vaxxes that they so willingly accept, so eventually only the non woke unvaxxed will remain.

      True, not enough of them will be gone for the 2022 election, but probably enough will be gone by the 2024 election, if the world even still exists then.

      Mr K is probably right that any shenanigans with the elections will not work this time, or at least won’t go over well. It will also convert many of the woke blue morons to the right side of history. Sleepy Joe’s clown show has already convinced many of them to reconsider their mistake to vote for him before.

    • Bobby E October 17, 2022 at 11:44 am #

      I agree with you. They got the implied go ahead for ’22 and ’24 by our reaction to their fraud in ’20. That reaction being nothing. So full fraud ahead. It worked before; it will work again.

      • EdD October 26, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

        Nothing? You must have gotten all of your information from TV news outlets. People were outraged and the reporting on fraud was non-stop until long after the fake inauguration.

        Maybe you didn’t know about all the attempts to address the fraud through the courts. Maybe you’re describing what you did. Maybe that’s the “nothing” you meant.

  2. CrusherMuldoon October 14, 2022 at 9:31 am #

    Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon, going’ to the candidates’ debate, laugh about it shout about when you got the choose, anyway you look at it you lose”

    • rundmc October 14, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

      People are on fire with the topical pop culture references today.

  3. Mister Roboto October 14, 2022 at 9:31 am #

    Perhaps there is a “global cooling” underway, but I will have to see Wisconsin winters return to what they were like during the seventies and the first half of the eighties before I believe that! 😉

    That said, I wish I had your confidence that “the good guys”, whoever the hell that is these days, are going to win. 🙁

    • cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 10:49 am #

      I don’t know, lately it’s been hovering around the freezing mark in Wisconsin, and yesterday we got sleet and snow flurries through the central and northern half of the state. Seems pretty typical to me.

      • megabeth October 14, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

        Woke up to an inch of snow in northern Wisconsin, but those cold winters aren’t yet back. A week of -45° F in 1983, a plunge to -60° F, once, in 1976. That was brutal! After Pinatubo blew its stack, though, we had a few colder winters.

        • Rain Waters October 14, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

          plowing a skating rink on Balsam lake on over a foot of ice was typical before thanksgiving in late70s.

        • Bobby E October 17, 2022 at 11:46 am #

          Well see? All we have to do is get rid of volcanoes and we’ll be fine.

    • Woodchuck October 14, 2022 at 11:31 am #

      There’s a massive incoming wave of cold on the way into the US right now, and records will be set. The planet is cooling and will be in a cool phase for at least the next 40 years, we are entering a cyclical cold period called a “grand solar minimum”. During the last solar minimum (called The Dalton) Napoleon decided to invade Russia. That worked out very badly for him.

      Read about latest cold climate weather news by combining and copy pasting

      https://

      and

      electroverse.co/unusually-cold-weather-to-blast-eastern-u-s-tom-harris-there-is-no-climate-crisis/

      You’ll get the very latest weather news about this “blast”. Frost has already occurred two weeks early where I am in the Eastern US.

      • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 11:10 am #

        This link seems to indicate that this cold wave will extend into the Midwest, but my forecast here in the Kansas City area indicates a fairly hard frost during the coming week–right on time. (Our average first frost date is October 15th.) Then it’s supposed to get back up in the 80s towards the end of the month.

    • Amman October 14, 2022 at 11:35 am #

      I do not see any forces in society with the means and influence to change Government. Change will be affected by impersonal forces, economic forces, financial forces, War, the Web, etc. To an unknown degree and extent also by “biomedical forces.”

    • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

      When the East is cold, the West is warm. And typically vice versa. Record breaking summer here in Idaho. Temperatures sill remains in the 70’s every day.

      No doubt it will chill at some point. The Anasazi fled the high plateau in the Four Corners area when it the cold got too great. We know there are little cycles lasting decades, bigger ones last centuries, and real big ones that last millenia. We just can’t predict them yet.

      • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

        I stand corrected with Mary and the Flat-Earth Society.

        CNBC reported how Whitehouse (like, who is that anyway?) is studying releasing particulates in the atmosphere to reflect sunlight.

        Which only means they already have. Apologies.

        cnbc dot com/2022/10/13/what-is-solar-geoengineering-sunlight-reflection-risks-and-benefits dot html

        • benr October 14, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

          Obama admitted to this way back in 2008.

        • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

          Who’s the flat earth society?

      • John001 October 14, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

        The weather in the southern UK is utterly normal for October, i.e. mild, damp and rather cloudy.

        The average temperature has risen about 1 deg K since the early/mid 20th.C, according to Met. Office records on *rural* sites. However, the fluctuation is considerable and I read that the ten years of the 2010s were slightly cooler than the ten years of the 2000s.

        The Met.Office never mentions ‘Grand Solar Minimum’. ‘Global warming sceptics’ never mention the modest warming in the past 80-90 years. I think that *probably* is related to human activity.

        Note: rural sites give more trusted long-term measurements because they haven’t undergone the same ‘suburbanisation as sites such as Heathrow Airport.

  4. Rodster October 14, 2022 at 9:31 am #

    Real Conservatives were warning us about this America many decades ago and not the phony Conservatives like Hannity or Mitch McConnel.

    That America is here and now. PayPal up until they were caught wanted to charge its members $2500 per violation for spreading “misinformation”. Talk about George Orwell’s world of 1984.

    This week I was price shopping Auto Insurance. I came to find out that Geico will give you a 10% if you allow them to track you via their Mobile App.

    Progressive takes it a step further. You won’t get a price quote from them UNLESS YOU AGREE to their terms to be tracked either by installing and using their Mobile App or using a plug in device each time you use your vehicle.

    Yup boys and girls 1984 has arrived !

    • Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      If you are forced to drive on bad roads because your government spent money for road repairs on trannies or bike lanes or Ukraine or something, the mobile device will record you as being a bad driver, due to swerves and bumps and short stops.

      On the topic of insurance, the Ticker Guy did a piece on what the government does not do for the taxpayer, although it is well within their bailiwick to do so:

      Reality In Florida, And For @GovRonDeSantis
      https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=247165

      • benr October 14, 2022 at 10:49 am #

        Every road in San Diego is a mess yet we have over a dollar in gas taxes to be used to repair them.
        All that money has been syphoned off and used for something else.
        Gavin Newscum is demanding yet another tax hike in gas.
        I honestly am trying to decide on buying a 4runner with stiff suspension and four wheel drive our roads are so bad.

        The city of San Diego is now paying out claims for flat tires and bent rims as a result of how bad the potholes are.

        independentmotorcars.com/pot-hole-damage-city-san-diego-reimbursement-claim/

        You can’t make this shit up.

        San Diego is no longer one of the top cities in the United States a couple of awful governors, progressive mayors and a rino have destroyed living conditions.

        • Woodchuck October 14, 2022 at 11:18 am #

          Asphalt and tar is what’s left after refining petroleum. As petroleum becomes less available and more expensive, much less asphalt will be available for building and repairing roads. Forget about concrete, you make that stuff with nat gas. As the roads deteriorate and change over to dirt and gravel, you’ll not be worrying that much about damage to your car’s suspension. What you will be doing instead is slowing your speed down to maybe 20 – 25 mph so you can avoid trashing your tires, shocks, and wheel alignments.

          You drive along in your cage on the deteriorating roads and you’ll be pissed and passed by people on bicycles who will be easily dodging the potholes that will slow you to down to a crawl. You might even get mad and yell at the dirt bike riders sharing the road who are having fun and sliding around stuff that is blocking you. With fuel rationing, people will be loading their cars up to max capacity with people and cargo. They might even have the ac off in desperate attempts to squeeze every bit of energy they can out of that last drop of gas. They’ll be inside the car, windows down with everyone hot and stinky – and some kid on a motorbike flashes past them with the front wheel in the air a big grin on his/her face.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 11:32 am #

            That cage keeps others out. women in particular will have to be concerned about driving after sunset, just as women in particular have to be concerned about where they walk after dark.

          • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

            Woody’s projecting his own future schadenfreude onto you. He’s one of the cyclists mocking you.

          • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

            Welcome to the jungle, sister. Jefferson told us we couldn’t live with them. Why didn’t we listen?

          • Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

            I’ve been a cyclist myself, and also mostly a pedestrian. I’ve been known to ride a bus, voluntarily.

            At my age I cannot easily get up some of the steep hills we have.
            I am also not a fan of getting soaking wet in the cold rain, getting sprayed with mud, wiping out on ice, or trying to cycle through snow.

            An enclosure with wheels made civilization better for people. A car also takes you much farther in one day than you could ever go on a bicycle.

            Bicycles only became popular after smooth pavement.

          • Rain Waters October 14, 2022 at 7:35 pm #

            Then i laugh at him pushing the empty dirt bike home from my gravel bike.

          • Suburban_elk October 15, 2022 at 9:52 am #

            You had me until “his/her”

            Get real. How many dirt bike wheelie riders, doing tricks and dodging cars, are of the female sex.

            One percent, if even that. But you are (for some reason) obliged to put in an inclusive category for them, so that they don’t feel left out. That’s how the “politics of inclusion” gets its start. Special allowances made for special people, end up bringing down everyone else.

            Not that special allowances don’t have their place, but as clown world demonstrates, it doesn’t work as a rule.

          • Anthea October 16, 2022 at 11:27 am #

            Women have other concerns when it comes to riding a bicycle to the grocery store. There is nowhere on those things to put the baby or the two toddlers.

            In rural areas like mine, where I’m about five miles from town, a horse and buggy would be a much more realistic option.

            People could manage perfectly well without cars–just as they did in the past–but bicyles won’t work for farm families or people who live far outside of town. Bicycles are not suited for taking the family to church or to town for groceries or to take products to market. Nor are they suited for bringing home three baby piglets or a buck goat, or for hauling bales of hay.

            Bicyles might work well for single people with no kids who live in town–who presumably travel for no other reason than to pick up a croissant.

        • Q. Shtik October 14, 2022 at 11:46 am #

          our roads are so bad. – benr

          ===========

          It ain’t just in San Diego. Just yesterday as I drove through our town I said to my wife “the roads remind me of our trip to Jamaica.”

          • Woodchuck October 14, 2022 at 11:54 am #

            Here’s what will eventually be happening in your towns (not your cities). After paying a shop $500.00 to fix your pothole damaged vehicle, you decide if the city won’t fix it – you and your neighbors will do it. Get some guys together for a weekend (women not allowed) – and get some orange traffic cones, some shovels and a tamper, and as many bags of patching asphalt from Home Depot as you can haul or afford. Now go out and patch those holes yourself. Your local city government might not have the resources or time to do it. If the cops show up, and if they’ve suffered a lot of vehicle damage themselves, they might just pitch in and help.

          • benr October 14, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

            At least where you live you have actual weather patterns unlike San Diego.
            No freezing temps here in San Diego to freeze the water in the road cracks.
            Our problems are to many people driving huge cars and trucks and next to zero road upkeep.

          • Rain Waters October 14, 2022 at 7:38 pm #

            wake up maggie, time to fill some potholes.

        • malthuss October 14, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

          In the city of the million dollar condo [make that 2 million].

          wow.

          • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

            Yep. I was living in Silicon Valley, where the richest of the rich live, and hanging out in San Francisco. And every single road was for shit.

            The 101 was a joke! I was afraid to drive on it lest I wreck my car.

            And driving through the NICE areas of SF (like Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, etc) all the roads are complete crap!

            All that money and SHIT roads.

    • Islander October 14, 2022 at 10:20 am #

      JHK is continuing to rise to the occasion, if that is the right term. The “occasion” being the disaster that the USA has become.

      I hope and pray that he is right and we will see “occasions” for richly reaped regrets and punishments for all the obvious and not-so-obvious perps of all of the USA’s FUBARs.

      Speaking of tracking, is increased tracking the reason I now have to log on every time I want to comment here or at two other WordPress-based blogs?
      I guess maybe I should be glad that WordPress no longer “remembers” me, but I have a paranoid feeling something else might be going on, because decreased surveillance just doesn’t seem to be a default setting.

      Re auto insurance, I use Environmental Insurance Agency, and they (so far) have never made any “social credit” hurdles for me.
      800/510-1935

      • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

        The login thing is random for me. Sometimes I remain logged in, sometimes I get kicked out. I have a feeling it’s these older WordPress sites are just glitchy.

    • Woodchuck October 14, 2022 at 10:53 am #

      I don’t expect the car culture to be lasting that much longer. I’ve already parked my extra vehicles and cancelled the insurance on them. All I’ve got running is a pickup truck for hauling firewood, compost, and the heavy stuff. I do my shopping and running around now on a bicycle, and I’m working on finishing a restoration of a vintage dual purpose street/dirt bike that gets decent mileage and has a rack on the back of it. My rig will be complete when I bungee cord an old heavy duty plastic milk crate onto the rack mounted over the rear fender.

      I’m counting on traffic being very light in the not-too-distant future, and maybe I’ll be trading garden produce for motor fuel (depending on whether diesel and gasoline will be available for my small tractor and garden tillers.

      Getting cars off the roads will make for absolutely ideal riding conditions for both bicycles and motorcycles. Most of the four wheeled idiots and cagers out there will be parking their machines during this era and cancelling the insurance on them. It will be the best of times (for a few of us) – and the worst of times (for most of us). The low fuel mileage high horsepower sport bike riders will also be parking their now mostly useless yet noisy gas guzzling steeds. My old 750 Virago V-twin might never see much highway time either.

      The future of motorcycling will be in small, practical bikes such as the ones clogging the roads everywhere in Asia.

      • Paula D October 14, 2022 at 11:56 am #

        On my road there are animal, reptile or bird carcasses every few hundred feet.

        Personally, I liked the lockdown. I went to town one day during it and I only saw one dead animal, a possum.
        I’m pretty sure the assholes deliberately run over possums.

        Anyway, I enjoyed the safety and the quiet of that time.

        And it will be nice to be able to ride my bike without people zooming by at 80 mph and you look inside and see they are looking at their phones.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

          People just seem to accept that your pet, wildlife, or even your child, if it should wander too many feet from the front of your house, will face certain death under a vehicle weighing a ton or more.

          • Paula D October 14, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

            Yes, being killed by cars is the number one cause of death for children, either by getting run over or by car crashes..

            Oh, well, it’s worth it so that people can joyride around at top speed.

            Back in the old days streets were where people lived their daytime lives. Kids playing, street peddlers, commerce.
            I read that the first time a car killed a child in New York City the citizens pulled the driver out of the car and beat him.

            Now it’s just accepted, as you say.

          • Islander October 14, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

            The push to develop an extensive bicycle infrastructure in the Netherlands was the result of climbing child deaths caused by cars.

            Of course, what was feasible in a small, flat, fairly socially homegeneous country such as the Netherlands isn’t really comparable to what is feasible in the USA.

          • Paula D October 14, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

            Wow, Islander! They cared about their kids?

            I can’t even wrap my head around that concept.

      • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

        Better keep the insolent grin inside your bandana. Many drivers are insane and when the end of driving is near, some will act out their fantasies of killing bikers and pedestrians.

        • Rain Waters October 14, 2022 at 7:42 pm #

          portland now

      • Rowdypiglet October 14, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

        Bikes, while nice if you have that option, are really not an option for many people and for various reasons. Where I live, it’s bitterly cold for a large part of the year and the roads are snowy/icy. Most people are not young, and couldn’t possibly endure an 8-10 mile bicycle trip to a grocery store. The roads are narrow and people drive very fast; with very little edge to ride on, and people zipping around you at 70 mph, it’s dangerous even for the young and agile. Dangerous to walk as well. And there’s the time factor, such trips taking a big chunk out of your day even if you can manage them physically. If there is anything at all remotely resembling a real economy left, I think we’ll end up all having something like a golf cart. That would be difficult, but not impossible.

        • Woodchuck October 14, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

          Electric bikes are available now, and unlike four wheeled ev’s, electric bikes are practical. Pot holes and unmaintained roads will reduce automobile speeds down drastically from 70 mph. Time won’t be an issue anymore on bad roads when comparing bike vs car speeds. Bicycles and motorbikes will negotiate bad roads and get places just as fast or faster than cars.

          This is how people got around in Germany after WWII ended, and this lifestyle is coming back. People will adjust, just as they did many years ago when their driving infrastructure was blown up. Only thing different today is the car culture is being dismantled intentionally by idiots instead of being blown to pieces by bombs and artillery. The end result will be the same.

          • benr October 14, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

            Electric bikes and scooters are the number one stolen item in San Diego.
            I had one stolen right out of my car a couple of months ago.

          • Rain Waters October 14, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

            towns fulla 50cc 2 strokes late as 1979 in Germany

          • Night Owl October 15, 2022 at 3:18 am #

            You keep writing this thing about Germans and bikes and the war …

            Have you ever been to Europe? This lifestyle has never gone away, and it was there long before the war.

            I am a long-time cyclist (a real cyclist — road and MTB), and IMO bikes are fine for local travel, but that is about it.

            You’d have to be a nut to want car culture dismantled.

          • Woodchuck October 15, 2022 at 7:01 am #

            Yes Owl, I’ve been to Europe many times. Go to train and subway stations and you’ll see many hundreds of bicycles parked there by people using public transportation. In the United States it’s difficult to use bikes for shopping and leaving one parked somewhere because of theft.

            In my senior years, I’ve grown to hate the car culture and I no longer enjoy driving. The loss of car culture in the USA will unfortunately result in millions of deaths. But then I was never that much in favor of building this unsustainable and stupid mess. Without car culture, US suburbia cannot function and it will all eventually be torn down and scrapped. And as I’ve been getting older, and reading more people like Kunstler, I’m becoming aware of the fact that we will be losing this culture whether we like it or not. Its days are numbered.

          • Night Owl October 15, 2022 at 7:55 am #

            “Go there”

            I live there, thanks.

            Your anti-car screed is devoid of a connection to reality. Bikes work for local transportation, and not all of the time.

            When I lived in a major metro area a few years back, we took the car more often, as it was far more efficient.

            Also, theft is rampant here in Euroland. I gave my wife a very nice Canyon MTB for her birthday a few years back, and the tires are regularly deflated and small parts pilfered off of it by the jealous unemployed scrotes who pass it by while she is busy earning a living.

          • Night Owl October 15, 2022 at 8:06 am #

            A note: Re-reading this post, I may have been too harsh. My point is that bikes and cars should coexist. I use and appreciate both.

            Car culture (for me) does not translate to making everything car-centric; Germany arguably has a stronger car culture than the US, and the auto industry is crucial to the economy, but I find the balance is fine as it is.

            The US is a different story.

        • Paula D October 14, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

          My neighbor in LA had a little car I now realize was an electric one.
          Small like a golf cart, but mostly enclosed. She used to let us kids hop on.

          But for groceries, there was the bread truck and the milk truck that came around, because no one had two cars back in those days.
          There was also the ice cream truck, but that isn’t really necessary.

          Anyway, no reason for everyone in town to drive separately to the store.

          • Woodchuck October 15, 2022 at 7:11 am #

            Once fuel rationing is fully activated in the USA, people will be carpooling to go shopping. They won’t be driving to restaurants anymore because they will be too broke to be able to pay others to cook for them. Dollywood and Disneyworld will be torn down and gone because the traditional family vacations in cars will no longer be affordable. Trucks, trains, barges, farm tractors, rototillers, chainsaws etc. will get fuel before any other machines do. Otherwise, forget about going shopping – there will be nothing available in the stores anyway, they’ll all be closed and you’ll be shit outa luck.

          • Woodchuck October 15, 2022 at 8:07 am #

            When I was a child in the 50’s, here’s how it was on my street. Most families had only one car, and these cars were BIG. I had a favorite aunt who owned a new ’53 Pontiac Chieftain station wagon. It had a straight 8 in it, and in the rear of this beast you had the choice of cargo area or of pulling up an additional back seat that would fold up and out of the floor. You could possibly seat 9 adults in this thing, and even more kids. Nobody wore seat belts back then, and people tossed kids into these cars onto the back seats like they were a bunch of puppies.

            Dad drove the car to work and moms were home. Mom’s didn’t need cars as they do today. If there was an emergency of some sort, like a kid fell out of a tree and broke an arm – or is terribly stung by yellow jackets, then somebody in the neighborhood will have a car. All the moms are networked and communicating via phone, and they are home. They aren’t in an office somewhere or rolling around spinning tires endlessly on the lost highways as today’s “liberated” women are. If a kid needs to go see a doctor, there’s a car in the neighborhood available to do that. There’s no need to be calling cops and ambulances because moms were home and they could handle these situations by themselves. They didn’t need the government to doing all these things for them. It’s called being “self-sufficient”.

            In the 50’s each home had only one tv set, it was in the living room, and the family watched it together. Families also ate meals together and rarely went to restaurants. Kids roamed around a lot without any adult supervision, and played ball games on vacant lots by themselves. I was mobile as a child and traveled about on my own two wheels. This all started changing in the mid 60’s, and life has been going downhill in the West ever since. Children today are being raised in captivity and imprisoned in schools. They are being monitored and watched 24 hours a day with some butthead helicoptering adult hovering and rattling around them nonstop. This living arrangement will end after the fossil fuel resources needed to support it are unavailable the helicopters are all parked. Not long after that maybe the children will be released from bondage.

          • Paula D October 15, 2022 at 9:26 am #

            Yes, my childhood was much the same.

            Magical thinking cracks me up.

            “I like cars.” OK

            “The entire structure of the country is built around cars”. True.

            “Therefore we will never run out of oil.” Eeerrrkkkg!

            Stop right there, partner.
            That does not follow. Your likes and desires are not the same thing as reality.

            The entire structure of society is, indeed, built around cars.
            That was a poor decision. It relies on the ability to keep the gas stations full, the roads paved, home utilities like electricity, gas, water, sewer, cable, etc. stretched for miles and miles, school buses running, etc.
            It never was going to last forever.

          • Rowdypiglet October 15, 2022 at 11:01 am #

            I reiterate that most of these bike-based solutions don’t work in really cold/rural parts of the country. A little, enclosed golf cart-like thing would be reasonable, but even the young and hearty don’t use bikes here. For one thing, your grocery store isn’t a couple blocks away – it may be more than ten miles. It’s cold, and I do mean COLD, and snowing a lot of the time. You can easily set out to walk a mile or so on a clear day and find yourself walking through a blizzard on the way back. Most people commute pretty far to work, often an hour or more, because it’s too expensive to live where they work. I’m not sure what will happen when the whole thing falls apart, but a horse would be a better choice than a bike in this part of the world.

          • Paula D October 15, 2022 at 11:24 am #

            Indeed, Rowdy, you are reinforcing the reality that the built environment of the US is centered around the profligate use of fossil fuels, and that their loss will leave a lot of people stranded.

            It is a predicament. The only thing we know is that neither wishful thinking nor strident demanding will not make more oil appear.

          • Paula D October 15, 2022 at 11:28 am #

            I remember a little old lady in my grandma’s town telling me how she used to ride her horse across the valley and up into the mountains, back when there were still Indians living there.

            My dad told me that what she was talking about was that, when she was a kid, her farmer father would spend the winter working in a coal mine, called “Winter Camp”, and she would ride with him in the fall to the company housing and then lead his horse back home. They spent the winter with just the mother and children at home and then in the spring she would ride up to the camp leading his horse and he would come home to the farm.

            Horses aren’t really for daily commuting.

          • Soul Forensics October 15, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

            Woodchuck,

            Your long post described my childhood to a tee, I’d just add one thing as an intensifier.

            Mothers didn’t just encourage kids to go play outside, they demanded it. Take off at noon and go wherever you want, just remember to be back home at 6 sharp for supper with the family.

            There was much more separation and independence given to kids. Moms didn’t hang on their kids’ every trivial accomplishment at school, or fret about warm-enough clothing or who they were hanging out with. They appreciated their own lives, and didn’t need to micromanage their kids for their sense of life purpose.

            Nowadays, mothers proudly post pix of their kid just about to head out for his first high school dance as if the poor 12 year-old tyke had just won an international prize in a piano competition.

            Parents — mothers especially — have been cynically and methodically directed by TV and social media to treat their charges like injured kittens. The result? Those kids are growing up completely dependent on the nanny state, and expect it — “you will be happy”.

          • Woodchuck October 15, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

            @RowdyPiglet This will probably cause some eye rolling, but I’ve got an old 18hp street/dirt bike that I’m tinkering with and rebuilding. If I ever get it running again, or buy another beat up one already running, I plan to try riding it in snow and on icy roads which are possible in winter where I am in the Appalachians. It’s a two stroke Suzy that smokes and goes ring-ding-ding-ding. With full knobby tires, and plenty of metal studs screwed in the knobs, you’ll have good control in snow at reasonable speeds and good control on ice as well. Up north in places like Minnesota, people race dirt bikes on frozen lakes, and they’ve got great grip while cornering hard on the ice. In ice and snow, a dirt bike set up like that could go anywhere including on solid ice. At the very least it could be tried. If studs on auto tires are illegal, then they might also be a problem on motorcycles. After an ice storm, no way you could be chased down anyway to be given a ticket.

            I rode a bicycle to elementary school all the time, and only when it was raining did I need a ride. In winter sometimes I didn’t want to ride and I’d walk, and it was cold. Dad took the car to work and children walked to school, there were school crossing guards on busy streets that would ensure the smaller kids got across safely. But not today. But it will be that way tomorrow. There might be a diesel emergency and no diesel left for school buses nationwide. So it’s back to the future. Kids get to school under their own power! Imagine that!

            About studs on tires, perhaps something similar could be set up for bicycles to give good winter traction. Today’s high tech and yet thin winter gear can help keep riders warm. The primary aspect of bicycling that I dislike is sharing the roads with cars. Paved bike trails and sidewalks are much less stressful. Using a bike to go shopping is an experience everyone should have sometime. You will experience irritation caused by automobiles. You’ll be wishing those cars weren’t there and that the people driving them had stayed home.

            Europe is more bike friendly. Many people in the USA are in such bad physical shape that bicycles might not be an option immediately after the car culture crash.

          • Rowdypiglet October 15, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

            Woodchuck and PaulaD, My childhood was much like yours. I don’t and never did like the great proliferation of cars and a world built around them – it’s been ruinous. But we’re in it, and must back out of it somehow.

            I’ve used a bike to get around and to shop some years back, but I was 1) younger then and 2) living in a place where the distances to shops, etc., were reasonable. I just can’t see a lot of 50 and 60 year olds biking country roads for ten or fifteen miles in the snow when it’s 2 degrees. Even when I was a kid, our school was 9 miles away. Clearly, lots of things will have to either disappear or radically change. I, for one, would like to see the return of small, neighborhood schools.

            I do recall with tenderness when all the Moms in our neighborhood were home all day and we were turned loose to play after breakfast in the summer. Whomever’s lawn we were playing on, they fed us at lunch time! If you fell down and skinned your knee, you ran up to any door at all and A Mom would emerge, take care of you, and call your Mom to run down the street and get you.

          • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

            Another somewhat “different” feature of little country towns of around 1950 was that the family lawnmower was one of those reel mowers–not gas powered. Many of the lots at the edge of town were an acre or more, and even the smaller lots were often 150’X150′. This meant that the only part of the property that was mowed was the area right in front of the house and a little of the back, so you could get to the pump and the outhouse. The rest of the property was waist-high weeds and grass, or, if long-neglected, brush.

            It was quite scenic.

            Some properties were not overgrown, because the owners had a cow or some goats, and/or a big garden. Plus it has always been quite common for farmers to cut other people’s large lots for hay, so most properties didn’t grow up in brush.

            People didn’t start mowing their lawns, as we know mowed lawns today, until gas-powered mowers came into widespread use–though I suppose the tiny lots in the cities were mowed.

            At the very edge of town, across the street from us, there was a property of an acre or two with two tar-paper shacks on it–each with three rooms. One was inhabited by an ancient couple. The front yard was rarely mowed. The inside of this “tiny house” was neat and tidy and full of furniture, including a black-and-white TV. Every horizontal surface was covered with doilies. The old man arose every morning, threw a knapsack over his shoulder, and walked to the grocery store (one block away). Maybe he also walked the extra three blocks to the post office. On the way back, if there were children outdoors, he gave them candy–always the kind called “circus peanuts” (which is awful). He was convinced that my brother’s name was Galen. (Mercifully, it was not.)

            Most of the property owned by this elderly couple was grown up in dense woods and brush, and was a favorite spot for children to explore. Everyone called it “The Willows.” It ran back to a little creek.

            It was a different world.

          • Paula D October 15, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

            I don’t think our overlords have any plan to back us out of this.

            If they did they would have put back the light rails in every small town a couple of decades ago. They wouldn’t have zoned farmland into sprawl land. They wouldn’t have built more freeways, widened more roads and built more schools outside towns.
            The plan was only for developers and road builders to get rich. Screw the future.

            I don’t think they plan on rescuing people stranded out in the middle of nowhere.

            Their only plan seems to be to kill off a lot of people, especially the old and infirm, thereby leaving mostly people young enough to ride a bike.
            Or not. Maybe there is no plan at all and everyone will be on their own.
            Look at Germany as a template.

          • Woodchuck October 15, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

            @ Rowdypiglet

            “Clearly, lots of things will have to either disappear or radically change. I, for one, would like to see the return of small, neighborhood schools.”

            I think those schools will be coming back because no other alternatives will exist. In my area in the 50’s there were many very small elementary schools scattered around everywhere in the rural areas. One or two derelict ones may still be seen here and there in the more isolated counties. But today’s rural kids are being bused or driven to much larger schools. Everything small and local had to be torn down and new and very expensive mega-schools have been built. The problem with these large schools is they’ll become obsolete overnite if we experience a real fuel/energy crisis. Resources won’t exist to drive students to and from school, and there will be no climate control inside the buildings. When I went to elementary school, one entire wall was almost all windows, and many could be opened to get ventilation. Classroom ceilings were very high and gave the hot air plenty of room to rise up to the ceiling and then vent out through a window. The only ac we had was a big pedestal fan up front. And the classroom door was open in hot weather to get more airflow. If it was really hot, they’d open all the doors of the school going to the outside. When they did this it wasn’t uncommon for a neighborhood dog to wander into the school building. And no, they didn’t call the cops and freak out when that happened. Today’s schools have few windows and no way to cool the building in an energy crisis. So the building becomes useless. The resources might not exist to heat them in winter either. Our elementary school had a coal fired steam boiler furnace setup. The janitor was there all day long and kept track of the primitive heat and air system.

    • MiddlePeninsula October 14, 2022 at 11:07 am #

      I heard from PalPay today. My account is cancelled. On the reason, I put other. “I’m not going to pay you $2,500”.

      • Prospero October 14, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

        My guess is that Paypal was trying to cash in on the nearly one billion dollar Sandy Hook settlement levied against Alex Jones. Thousands upon thousands of $2,500 Paypal fines would have pushed Jones’ Sandy Hook total to over a billion dollars.

    • C.O.Jones October 14, 2022 at 11:58 am #

      “How about we pool all our money and give to each, according to their need?”

      “Are you some sort of communist?”

      “Yes, I’m an insurance salesman.”

    • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 11:58 am #

      Kanye has been refused service by his Bank. He’ll have to take his hundred of millions elsewhere but where – since they all tend to work together as fingers of a hand. No reason give. But the reason is because he spoke out against those who don’t like to be mentioned.

      He could bank in a BRICS nation I suppose. But they wouldn’t like that at all. Venues would refuse to open for him at that point. And they’d find women to charge him rape. It might well happen in any case.

      • niner October 14, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

        Indeed. the NWO is bringing in social credit banking by way of the black door with Kanye’s ejection.

        Now, this is a mirror image of classic CBDC, in that the victim is being forced out rather than forced in:

        freespoke.com/search/web?q=central+bank+digital+currency+cbdc+social+credit

        They are using the big TNCorps such as JPMorgan and paypal, to bring in corporate bank banning and behavior conformity, and that may end up as their preferred model.

        Since it seems the globalists plan to use the TNCs as their enforcement agents, rather than trying to create a single totalitarian rulebook for the whole round world. Which was the soviet mistake.

      • Rowdypiglet October 14, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

        We’ve banked at a local credit union for many years. I really don’t understand why anyone would use these predatory banks unless they must. Is there some reason Kanye couldn’t do the same? I realize this may be a really naive question, and economics is not my area of expertise, but why couldn’t he use a credit union in a friendly red state neighborhood?

        • Islander October 14, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

          Rowdy, my question the same.

          Just move his billions to a nice community bank.

          They have corresponding international banks.

          One problem is that the Too Big to Fail biggies like JP Morgan and Citi and Wells Fargo tend to be international corresponding banks. Which you need for international transactions.

          But, I am sure that htere is a banking solution out there for Kanye. Aren’t banks always advertising their “banking solutions”?

          OTOH, since he has started calling out the small hats, the atter may decide to gang u on him and put hte kibosh on any international translactions.

          Then the ball would go back to kanye’s coiurt, and he would have additional ammo to reveal Tribal financial influence and manipulations.

          BTW, I wonder whether, when Ye discussed Trump’s problem with Jared, Ye knew of the recently revealed paymet by Sheldon Adelson to Trump in return for moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.

          Honestly, it seems like high time to move it right back to Tel Aviv. Trump gets to keep the money.

    • Prospero October 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

      Here’s hoping you don’t have a plug & play Tesla.

      Google this:

      Shops turn away Teslas covered by GEICO over failure to pay full cost of repair.

  5. Ron Anselmo October 14, 2022 at 9:37 am #

    Morning Jim – excellent as always. Thanks. You’re right – apologies won’t matter – not in the least.

  6. WadeWaters October 14, 2022 at 9:39 am #

    Is Mexico now a freer country than USA? I’m looking into it. Winter in La Paz anyone? Snorkeling at sunset. Dinner with a margarita looking out over the Sea of Cortez.

    • Ron Anselmo October 14, 2022 at 9:55 am #

      Wade – not happening. As resources continue to decline, societies go tribal. You won’t be eating in Mexico – Mexicans will. Better to stand your ground – disband those who don’t contribute to the common good of your tribe – or worse – in the face of declining resources, attempt to live off the productive members of the tribe. Disband them – without accepting any apologies.

    • Not_GeorgeT October 14, 2022 at 10:48 am #

      Have a friend who lived as an expat in what was (past tense) a rather comfortable and safe expat community in Mexico. It went hostile rather quickly when cabal types started moving in. He clearly looked to be of Northern European ancestry originating from North of the border. He got out just in time. The situation was deteriorating rapidly. No country for old men, particularly from the US.

      • benr October 14, 2022 at 10:54 am #

        I have seen several surfer friends invest by a house down there and then lose everything after they fixedit all up nice.
        Either to poor construction and flood damage as his house was washed right off a cliff.
        Another one had his property stolen in Mexican court he owned the house but not the land.
        He paid hundred fifty thousand for the house to be built and dumped another 50 or so into it and as it was being completed the former owner of the land said it was stolen from him by the developer.

        They say Americans are racist but go to Mexico and wander around as a gringo and getting ready for it.
        Shake downs, muggings, pick pockets and people trying to mess with you in every way.
        No matter how you travel and conduct yourself eventually someone down there is going to want what you have.

        • elysianfield October 14, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

          Well, expats and those what wanna be;

          MEXICO APPROVES DOMESTIC DEPLOYMENT OF THE ARMY UNTIL 2028: Lawmakers in Mexico’s legislative Chamber of Deputies approved a motion to extend the deployment of Military forces in a public security role until 2028. The move follows a previous change in policy by Mexican President Lopez Obrador, who announced he would extend military deployment to quell organized crime. This was a significant departure from his 2018 political platform. Critics of the move have called the decision an indicator of Mexico’s increasing militarization, citing a recent decision to remove civilian control of the Mexican national guard, a replacement for the federal police force, and place it under the control of the Army instead. (This snippit from this AM’s Situational Awareness)

          …What could possibly go wrong?

        • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

          Ah, the Truth at last! And from a Conservative even. Mary and one or two others were thinking about moving there. Take benr’s warning. He’s far from the only one. Survival experts warn White Americans about the 3rd world. The only possible exception is if you are deeply loved by a real community, as in married in.

          • niner October 14, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

            Watching Jim Stone’s troubles has been a sad and sorry business.

          • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

            I heard of one case (but there may be more) of an English couple who decided to build in Spain. After a holiday back in England, they came home to find a Spanish family living in their new home. The local judge backed up the local people. Small town.

            Terrible, but of course so is losing your homeland to incomers. I have sympathy for both sides, at least in the abstract. The squatters themselves, probably not so much, especially if I met them.

            Thailand doesn’t let foreigners own property. If only Ireland and other European countries had been so wise, but of course the EU would never allow that.

          • benr October 14, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

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          • benr October 14, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

            Same issue with Puerto Rico.
            They don’t like white people, but they really don’t like Black people.
            They say never marry someone darker than you always marry up.
            I know a British lady that married into a Puerto rican family and when they went to visit her in laws her kids were assaulted until their Puerto rican cousins came and laid out they were family by marriage. She married into it but had she not they would have run her and her family out of town.
            I had considered buying some property near her in laws right after the last big hurricane and was told not to and why.

        • BackRowHeckler October 14, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

          My wife inherited a place in San Sebastian, Spain from an aunt. It was a nice compound with a wall around it, and iron gates. Well, we went over there to meet the attorney and take possession — right away the lawyer told us “If you’re not going to be living in this place sell it immediately.” It seems squatters move in to properties owned by foreigners, & claim it as their own. And more often than not the squatter’s uncle is the judge, and the Mayor is their cousin.

  7. Rodulf October 14, 2022 at 9:39 am #

    Even this is an overly optimistic view of our future. I doubt White Americans will do anything more than bow down and suck whatever gets shoved in their face. I have lost all respect for the degenerated remnants of the Saxon yeomanry that originally came here and built the country. We are no longer our Ancestors. Just look at what has become the typical White response to their children being murdered by Blacks…that would be nothing. So, I’ll believe all this “enforcing the law” shit when I see it.

    • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

      Yes, if there is any hope, it’s with the proles as Winston said. The middle class is hopelessly defanged and declawed – now letting their boys be castrated. This is the type of things Muslims would do to those whom they conquered.

      And letting their girls be sterilized by irreversible testosterone treatments. It’s genoicde.

      • Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

        The clot shots may be affecting women’s fertility as well.

        • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

          An all-out attack on all fronts.

          I am so glad to be old.

          • Ron Anselmo October 14, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

            You’re not old – sixty is old.

          • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

            I’m 59!! LOL. Close enough.

        • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

          Based on what I hear from my kids, infertility was a problem before the covid vaccines. One of my daughters tells me that, among her married friends in the younger generation, about one in four couples has fertility issues.

          The weird thing about it is that it seems to be totally random. If anything, infertility seems to be more likely to be a problem among educated, relatively affluent young people, who have led healthy lifestyles and eaten healthy food all their lives. It seems that the invariably fertile ones are the ones who have lived most of their lives on fast food and Ramen noodles, and done more than their share of drinkin’ and druggin’.

          • Paula D October 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

            Just like in Idiocracy.

      • Rowdypiglet October 14, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

        I found it hard to believe that parents would raise their children to be ashamed of themselves and their culture, and to genuflect, crawl on their bellies, and spend their lives apologizing for their existence. I saw it and I knew it happened, but it was astonishingly unnatural and hard to accept. What parents have ever wanted and sought debasement for their children? I had no idea it would get even worse, and that they’d be demanding their children be drugged and mutilated. It’s an incomparable tragedy, because these kids can never have a normal life after what has been done to them.

        • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 5:21 pm #

          They brag about what good parents they are to bind their daughters’ chests and give them hormones. And little acolytes come by and pat them on the back and tell them what awesome parents they are as well.

          This is rampant on Twitter.

          • Rowdypiglet October 15, 2022 at 11:08 am #

            I’ve seen it, Mary. It’s sickening. I suspect it would be easy to implement a new fad among these people, say, Chinese foot binding. They could start in kindergarten to indoctrinate their kids in how desirable it is, and convince them that nature made their feet the wrong shape and it had to be corrected or they’d surely commit suicide! I think it’s a business model that has already proven itself.

      • Amman October 15, 2022 at 9:04 am #

        I’m glad they castrated you. It explains why you enjoy arguing with women on this site since you appeared here.

        • Suburban_elk October 15, 2022 at 10:53 am #

          I bet u support circumcision.

          • Amman October 16, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

            Not my field. Yours?

        • Jarek October 15, 2022 at 11:38 am #

          So “real men” don’t disagree with women, or argue with them when they are persist in their nonsense?

          Can it, Ham.

          I’m perfectly willing to debate, but they’re almost never up for that. Megabeth is always polite to me and I am polite to her. When we disagree, instead of debating, she typically goes silent.

          • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 8:27 pm #

            A silent women, Jarek’s favorite thing.

            Women are silent when they’re dead.

  8. Dr. Coyote October 14, 2022 at 9:44 am #

    Thank you for this pep talk, Jim. Yes, we have many challenges ahead: another big steal with this fall’s elections, the insanity around the Ukraine war, inaction on sorting out the looming energy problems, etc.

    But. Most people now see that the real problems are caused by the chaos-ians running the show, who are about to be voted out on their ears. People have realized that burning down their cities won’t make life better. They’re tired of being hustled. Narratives are unwinding at a dizzying pace. The curtain has been lifted, and the emperor’s clothes have been revealed to be non-existent.

    Yes, we have a long, hard job ahead of us. But finally, the tide is turning. We need to be upbeat about this, and get to work. Sometimes a pep talk is just what we need.

    • Rodulf October 14, 2022 at 10:07 am #

      I think you’re giving WAAAAY too much credit to the thinking abilities of inner-city Blacks…The biological reality of race is something that most Whites are reluctant to think about, but it exists…

      • JTinMD October 14, 2022 at 11:29 am #

        Bullshit. Narrow-minded, idiotic bullshit. Whatever.

        • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

          Ever go to school with them? Ever talk to any waiters who have to serve them? And of course you haven’t read The Bell Curve which summarizes test results for the last hundred plus years, have you?

          So on what are you basing your derision? On liberal prejudice and media lies, nothing more.

      • Amman October 14, 2022 at 11:43 am #

        Save it, puppy.

      • rundmc October 14, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

        The “biological reality of race” actually does not exist and bald-faced, non-data-based statements won’t make it so. (BTW – to the comment below, Murray’s Bell Curve was a hot mess of a book. I read it back in law school and Murray came to speak at my law school to defend the book and was utterly demolished. The many assumptions underlying his data were shown to be basically made up and assumptions he couldn’t defend when tested. Of course, that was back in the day when we debated people with whom we disagreed with facts, data analysis and evidence rather than screamed and protested and prevented them from speaking).

        If you look at the decades after emancipation in this country and even during decades of Jim Crow in southern states, black educational and economic achievement grew by significant numbers and in many areas grew much faster than white gains. This led to the achievement gaps in educational attainment, home and farm ownership and small business ownership decreasing dramatically to the point where, as one parameter, black kids were showing equivalency in reading, math and graduation rates to whites by the 1950’s.

        Unfortunately, and tragically, the push for government enforced integration and then the Democrat’s “war on poverty” along with the catastrophe that was welfare, pushing abortion as a value and method of birth control rather than as a last resort and the explosion of the power of teacher’s unions, among other social “progress” policies, reversed most of the gains that black people had made – principally by themselves with little government support or interference – from the end of the civil war to the 60’s decade.

        Personally, I believe in the value of integration, I’m pro-choice, I believe there should be some kind of safety net for people truly in need and in the ability of people to petition management for fair treatment (even if they are public sector workers). However – and of course – all of this was just developed and integrated into our laws and culture with no regard to consequences. No one asked – what is going to happen to black neighborhoods, schools and communities when everyone who has resources flees, black students are sent willy-nilly miles away to all-white schools, when the education system for black kids becomes about providing leverage for adults – to change the legal system, to get jobs for life, etc. – rather than teaching and developing their minds, when welfare rules demolish the black nuclear family and drive fathers out of the home, when abortion becomes a black genocide, when the inevitable decline in black achievement after decades of advancement during far harder times then becomes a means for the Democratic party to push a victimhood mentality on black Americans.

        I take the time to say all of this (and this is just a slice of the history of the destruction of the black community mostly by Democrats but also by other enablers) because the current chaos that you see caused, granted in disproportionate part by black people, is not due to “biological reality.” It is because of a very deliberate and systematic undermining of black people by a certain group of people to keep them controlled, manipulable and in serfdom. EVEN with ALL of that, people seem to forget that the majority of black people are middle to upper class. The majority of black people want the same things as everyone else. The majority of black people do not see themselves as victims and are also completely THROUGH with all of the nonsense we all see everywhere. But, yes – when you have about 30-40% of the black population either in poverty, with no father figure in the home or little discipline, constantly being told they are victims on the one hand and should go wild whenever they feel like it on the other, enabled in bad and vicious behavior by a lawless elite, it looks horrible. As a black person myself, I know how it looks and I’m appalled. BUT, it has NOTHING to do with the “biological reality of race.”

        • woe October 14, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

          Feminism has destroyed the black family in my opinion. I didn’t come to this conclusion overnight, but looking at the outcomes over decades. Feminism is the replacement for jim crow in the black community. Most of my work experience was blue collar work, somewhat skilled, but the point I’m trying to make is that I worked in predominately male occupations. I changed careers and now work in the nursing field. I bought into the equality for the sexes BS, all they way until I started working in the prisons. One thing that I observed many times, American modern women, especially young black women think that acting on emotions is thinking critically. Don’t get me wrong, there are female nurses that I would go to a war with, they would be some of the ones I would want to see if I have a life threatening gunshot wound, but it doesn’t carry over to their personal lives and to their children, especially their boys. I can’t speak for you, but I see GOOD kids being ruined everyday because they never get a male perspective. You have a lot of boys who don’t have anyone to teach them how to be a good man, and when some men step up, some black women want to sabotage their efforts. This goes on in the schools too. I’m not voting or listening to any more feminist, after seeing their leadership performance in Chicago, San Francisco, and DC. Sooner or later, you have to be held accountable. Everything you said above I agree with. Black people have got to get away from the democratic party, but a lot of us don’t know how to think for ourselves, they listen to MSDNC and the crying negro network, and some never take the initiative to improve their lives. I work with a lot of traditional Christian, Muslim, and foreign women, they have intact families, and own assets, I’m talking about young women who totally own their homes outright, married, and DEVELOP and invest in their children, and they RESPECT their elders even if they make more money. I know there are exceptions, but they are winning and progressing and we got Stacy Abrams, and Kamala Harris.

          • rundmc October 14, 2022 at 7:08 pm #

            Woe – I might quibble around the edges on the feminism argument, but on the whole, completely agreed. I’m also dying over the “crying negro network” – nice one.

            Long, long time ago when MSNBC just launched, I know people (of color) who called it “Minority Station NBC” even back then.

          • Paula D October 14, 2022 at 8:28 pm #

            I live in a small town in southern Illinois and the older black people say the same thing as you.
            Segregation may have been wrong, and no one really says they miss it, but they did like their own schools and their own teachers and they did well.
            The black neighborhood had all kinds of people living there, from the teachers and funeral directors to the railroad and factory workers.
            The men weren’t home during the day but the neighborhoods were watched by the women, especially older women, and any misbehaving children would be disciplined by their mothers when the neighbor lady came and told her what they did.
            If a man beat his wife he got a visit from the church elders, and was warned that they would not tolerate it.
            All that is gone now.

          • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 3:22 am #

            Then how were segregation and “racism” wrong?

            “Racism”- a word invented in the 20th C. to make culture war on White civilization and its values.

            Segregation’s benefit was that the men had to stay and defend their own neighborhoods from their own worst element.

            In this way, the worst element didn’t end up having all the kids, excacerbated by “jewels in the crown”, taxpayer-subsidized fatherless home.

            Now look at the kids. Book a flight on Spirit airlines, anyone? Buy a sandwich at Wawa’s, maybe?

            Blacks competed with other blacks economically, educationally, and in civic life. They were building their own thing, protected by segregation.

            The Marxists couldn’t have that.
            They sought to break and remold blacks as janissaries against the superior White civilization they could never build, but only enslave- as they have tried to do for 6000 years.

            White men had a solution in their own society.

            For a thousand years, Europeans had strange white fruit hanging from the walls of the city, from the gallows by the gate, from the trees on the road leading to that gate.

            We purged our bad seeds, and forced the women to abandon their alpha harems. What we got was the Industrial Revolution.

          • Paula D October 15, 2022 at 9:33 am #

            Segregation is wrong because it is unfair to discriminate.

            Don’t worry though, they are bringing it back. It’s just that this time it will be those who refuse to be injected with drugs or chips who are kept apart, instead of by skin color.

        • cbeard October 14, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

          You must live in a lily white locale and have no experience with diversity. To live in a diverse community, your must make assumptions about poc, due to their rampant criminality. The problems of black people are 95% of their own making. And, yes biology is a huge factor. It is an undeniable fact to anyone with half a brain. Granted, I personally know some brilliant black people, but they are a minority within the minority. If you believe what you say, then you should make a move and live among them. Even the most sincere, intelligent blacks will revert to the mean when the chips are down.

          • benr October 14, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

            Again, that is also culture.
            Ghetto culture is destructive.
            Just like crabs in a pot will drag other crabs escaping back down.

          • rundmc October 14, 2022 at 7:04 pm #

            Wow – cbeard. I’m hoping this is either parody or trolling or both. But, in the off chance you are serious, I’ll say this: At the outset, I’m not sure you are even worth responding to, but I will anyway because I don’t like just letting excrement like this sit there. I always feel the need to clean it up.

            First, I love it when people just make blanket statements like “it’s an undeniable fact…” with no substantiation and based on their own anecdotal experience. And, Yeah – I deny your “facts.” Frankly, you don’t seem like a very intelligent person, but I won’t attribute that to the biology of whatever race you happen to belong to because that would be ignorant of me.

            Not sure what you would consider a diverse community, but I have lived all over the world. I’ve lived in Oakland (during the height of the crack epidemic, but that’s neither here nor there), in Manhattan, in DC, in Chicago, in Seattle as well as Madison WI, rural WI, Geneva, London, Limuru – Kenya, Kitwe and Namwala – Zambia, Lilongwe – Malawi, Strasbourg – France. And, visited every continent and most countries in the world. Not sure what constitutes “lily white” but most of those places were as diverse as they could be in all senses of the word.

            What I found is that about 80% of everyone’s problems are of their own making; and for many people 100%. But, that also means that the systems they’ve created also greatly contribute to the problems individuals face. And, of course, I make quick assumptions when I’m engaging in a community. When I lived in Chicago in a predominantly black neighborhood and saw a young black man wearing sweats and a hoodie – I absolutely made sure I was paying attention and on guard. If I saw a black man with a suit talking on the phone or a young black man with a backpack hurrying along the street clearly on his way to something, I didn’t feel the need to be on guard. When I lived in Seattle and saw a young white man wearing sweats and a hoodie – I absolutely made sure I was paying attention and on guard. In Seattle, I was far more likely to be the victim of crime by a white male than a black male (and I was – by white men who broke into my house); in Chicago – the opposite. If you just think that black people are the only ones who commit crime and aren’t aware of and attuned to who is in your community and your environment, you are going to be in a heap of trouble. And, of course, it is actually an undeniable fact backed by centuries of data that you are VASTLY more likely to be a victim of crime by someone you know and in your own ethnic group.

            BTW – great that you “personally know some brilliant black people.” I bet they don’t think the same of your intelligence and I hazard a guess that they only tolerate you when they have to.

          • rundmc October 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm #

            With respect to cbeard’s incredibly ignorant post (what does “revert to the mean when the chips are down” even mean anyway??!), I need to add one thought for the group here. As a black person – heck, as any person – I would FAR rather have people’s opinions out in the open – be they intelligent, thoughtful, ignorant, uninformed, racist or not. I want to know where I stand and how to debate them and expose the opinions as dumb, ignorant, misguided, etc. if they are. One of the most devastating and also asinine results of “cancel culture” and loosely throwing around accusations of racism to get people fired or ostracized rather than facing others head on as adults in civil debate and discourse is that the opinions then don’t go away; they just go underground, fester and become even more toxic.

            I’m actually glad that cbeard, rodulf, jarek stated their opinions openly. Then, they can be countered. And, if there are other people who might be inclined to agree with them, they now have opposing viewpoints to consider.

          • Paula D October 14, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

            I agree, rundmc, it is better to speak freely and counter arguments openly than to stifle opinions and debate.

            Assertions are not arguments, as you point out, and your contribution was important. We can all see who is debating rationally and who is flinging accusations.

          • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 11:14 pm #

            Culture? Of course it’s culture (too), but because it’s genetic first. No one made them go to England. They immigrated of their own free will and set up ghettoes and gangs much like what we have here.

            The English people were well disposed towards them. After all, they had refused to enforce the segregation the American armed forces had asked for. Of course now they have learned the lesson Blacks have to teach. Not the Liberals of course. Just like here.

          • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 11:18 pm #

            Don’t hold back fellas. Tell us what you really think: They’re smarter than Whites and Whites stole their knowledge to build Western Civilization. It turns out knowledge is like a flat screen TV. If one person takes it, the other person don’t have it no more. So the Greeks took the knowledge away from the Egyptians and that’s why Africa was a stone age mess.

          • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 3:31 am #

            Rundmc, you speak amongst whites here, so of course your different perspective is welcome. That is who we are.

            It is not the man, but the rest of his people that he brings with him. They fall to the mean. There are many melanated cities, yet I don’t see a concerted rush of “asylum seekers” to them.

            So please, tell me- how is putting up with other people’s trash going to help white people?

          • Suburban_elk October 15, 2022 at 11:08 am #

            And, of course, it is actually an undeniable fact backed by centuries of data that you are VASTLY more likely to be a victim of crime by someone you know and in your own ethnic group.

            That’s playing with statistics, to avoid the obvious. As in some hillbilly who lives in 99 per cent White West Virginia, is more likely to be robbed by a White than a black. Wow, can u believe it? /sarc

            But it is avoiding the obvious fact that everyone knows, and all the data confirms, that blacks in White societies, are more criminal and more violent, by an order of magnitude, if not more than that.

            To even make excuses, at this point, for their criminal ways, is pathetic, and it only plays with deluded White liberals, and (of course) self serving blacks and their allies and puppet masters.

        • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 5:33 pm #

          Thank you for such a thoughtful reply.

          This is pretty much what I have come to also understand, especially listening to black thinkers like Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele and John McWhorter, among others (white and black) who have spent so much time writing and speaking on this.

        • beantownbill. October 14, 2022 at 5:51 pm #

          I’m with you, brother.

        • Suburban_elk October 15, 2022 at 11:00 am #

          Blacks are not White people with black skin.

          They don’t fit into the complex societies that White people create and maintain.

          The “ten percent” who are able to navigate complex societies, and not be a burden, are the exception and not the rule.

          also: access to White living space, is NOT a human right

          The blacks that were brought here (New World) against their will, certainly have the right to remain, but en masse they are a burden.

          And Whites grow tired of their bs, to which there is no end. As life returns to its conditions more base, differing groups, particularly black and White Americans, will be better served, by going their own ways.

          • Q. Shtik October 15, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

            their bs, to which there is no end. – Suburban

            ==========

            of which

        • Anthea October 16, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

          @ rundmc:

          I see quite a few holes in your arguments.

          For starters, you say, “Even during decades of Jim Crow in southern states, black educational and economic achievement grew by significant numbers and in many areas grew much faster than white gains.” This could mean almost anything. Measuring “gains” doesn’t tell you much. E.g., if black achievement started at a very low level (let’s a literacy rate of 10%), a 10% advance in the literacy rate would get you to 20%. On the other hand, if white achievement started at a much higher level (let’s say a literacy rate of 50%), a 5% advance would get to you 55%.

          Further, there seems to be almost no historical information available on black literacy rates–and I am skeptical that there is much historical data on black achievement in other areas. When I have searched for information on black literacy rates, the only data point I could find was that the black literacy rate was about 50% around 1950. I very much doubt that blacks have ever at any time shown equivalency in reading, math and graduation rates to whites.

          Your belief in the value of integration seems a little misplaced, after 60 years of abysmal failure.

          I will grant that there has been a systematic and intentional effort to destroy blacks, and this at all levels. OTOH, whites have also been under this same level of attack–and for just as long.

          Having said all that, I am very much aware that there is a percentage of blacks who are on the same level as whites–and even as the better class of whites. Black teachers are usually fine, intelligent people–even if, in many cases, invested in laying on the victimhood narrative pretty thick. Rural blacks–who have often lived in their rural communities for generations–are entirely different from urban blacks, and are often a better class of people in all ways that a lot of rural whites.

          Part of my perspective comes from teaching in all black urban schools for a number of years. My observation is that only about 20% of black kids can read when they graduate from high school. The other 80% can’t–despite having been in school for 12 years. If you can’t read after 12 years in school, this suggests to me that it’s because you can’t learn to read.

          On the other hand, I have had whole classrooms of black kids (at special college-prep high schools for the highest achieving kids) who were very able and on the same level with college-bound white high-school kids. But those kids probably represented the top 1% of the top 20%.

          And I also have to admit that I have had all-white classrooms where the kids were dumb as a box of rocks and behaved–if possible–worse than black kids.

          • Q. Shtik October 16, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

            a 10% advance in the literacy rate would get you to 20%. – Anthea

            ===========

            Wrong Anthea, a 10% advance would get you to 11%

          • rundmc October 18, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

            Some of the “white” people in here (and I use quotes because I don’t know how many of the people arguing the topic of race in here are white or not), really need to pick up some books and learn more about the history of blacks in the US rather than rely on their own completely biased experience. (Or not – I don’t care that much, as my responses aren’t really meant for the ones making the moronic arguments. The ones spewing that stuff can remain ignorant if they want). I also recommend traveling outside the US and Europe so you can see how people in African countries live in all their diversity rather than watch tv shows about how terrible all those countries and people are.

            And, I would recommend taking a basic course in statistics and logic – or maybe reading “statistics for dummies.” Because throwing out random, phantom percentages does not a statistical argument make. Also, saying “it’s an obvious fact that everyone knows” without any substantiation is the dummy’s way of saying I don’t know anything about this topic, so I’ll make something up.

            Frankly, by the same logic used by some people around this issue of race, I could make the same derogatory accusations made against black people about white people. For example, it seems that about 40% of the white people commenting on this issue seem to have no grasp of history or logic and are innumerate to boot. But that would be sloppy, wouldn’t it?

            I am not going to spend more time here citing all the vast historical and economic writing on the achievement of blacks in the US post-slavery and the decline since the civil rights era. If you really want to learn (although I doubt some of the commenters here do), Mary noted some stellar writers. Also, William Julius Wilson is a brilliant resource.

            Finally, while there were a number of complete dumb-dumbs on here throwing out made-up “facts,” Anthea really bothered me the most. She(?) didn’t even read my post thoroughly but decided to poke holes in something she hadn’t really read. First, she apparently didn’t read or comprehend that I started by talking about black educational gains and THEN said that gaps decreased dramatically until black students were achieving EQUIVALENCY to whites. Second, I said that I personally believed in the value of integration but clearly pointed out the extremely negative unintended consequences of it. Apparently, she missed all of that part of my post which was a core piece.

            Third, her “observation” about the current literacy rate of black kids is very literally exactly what I pointed out – that black student literacy declined precipitously since the civil rights era to the abysmal state we see today. So, I guess I could say – thanks for reinforcing my point – except for her alarming inability to seemingly comprehend anything I wrote or the core thesis.

            So, Anthea bothers me the most precisely because she claims to have taught in all-black urban schools, which I find distressing but a distressingly common phenomenon. She is part of the problem and doesn’t even seem to recognize it. I’m concerned about her reading comprehension, lack of historical knowledge and seeming unconcern about that lack and ignorance of where to go to fix it. “No historical information on black literacy rates.” ??? Oh, and she’s “skeptical” there’s information on historical information in any other area. Well, if Anthea’s skeptical about there being any information out there, I guess that settles it….. If only there were items available that contained paper and words and the work of researchers and historians bound in a way that was consumable or there was a research tool out there that has practically all of humanity’s historical data at our fingertips….

            Then, if her observation is that only 20% of black kids can read when they graduate, where is Anthea’s accountability for that? I don’t know if Anthea is white or black, but the current crop of teachers of any race or ethnicity that we have in our K-12 schools are an enormous part of the problem we face with our country’s kids. They all love to make “observations” about the ability of kids but take no accountability for not teaching them. They often have preconceived notions rather than open minds. For example, believing that only “some kids” can learn (in Anthea’s case thinking only a very small percentage of black kids are able and also – just as harmful – thinking whole classrooms of white kids are dumb as rocks). And, yes – I know my statements sound subjective but Anthea’s revealing comments are just echos of teacher surveys conducted over the course of the last few decades.

            But, since we’re throwing around personal experiences here as objective fact, I’ll say that in my experience, virtually all kids can learn, it’s just that many teachers can’t teach.

      • benr October 14, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

        While there are those who claim its racial some of it is cultural as well.
        Live in the ghetto chances are you are not going to do very well it’s just the way it is.
        Anyone who tries in school is made fun of and beat up.

        • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

          Yes, culture is a huge part of it, but I think he covered that by explaining how those cultural norms came about.

        • Jarek October 15, 2022 at 11:47 am #

          And who created the ghetto? Put Chinese in a ghetto – Chinatowns – and they’ll get it and/or turn it into a culinary money makes and tourist trap.

          Put American Indians rural ghetto and they sink into alcoholism, drug addiction, and child abuse. But still far less criminal in than Blacks.

          Marxism and Neo-Marxism or Liberalism (and that means most conservatism) thinks that everything comes from money. But the Indians are the poorest people in America – and still less criminal than the Blacks.

          And of course the Vietmanese boat people came here with just the shirts on their backs. How many generations did it take for them to get out of Chinatowns? Not even one. And their kids do better than Whites.

          Blood will tell, friends.

          • Soul Forensics October 15, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

            The Vietnamese are even more hard-working and resilient than the Chinese.

            Don’t want any more of them around here, though. Small population, but they’re involved in gang wars.

          • rundmc October 18, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

            Actually – look up the crime stats on tribal lands that don’t have major casinos on them and they are worse than even in Chicago. Irish ghettos in big cities in Chicago and NY at the turn of the century had just as bad crime stats as Chicago today. These numbers are readily available if you only look them up. (Oh, and crime in Indian ghettos in places like Mumbai are astronomical). These are just 3 examples from today and the past. If you would actually look at real data rather than pulling opinions out of your butt because you hate certain groups, you would have a much more nuanced and intelligent view of our world. BTW – none of these terrible crime #s are because of the race of Native Americans, Indians, Irish, Hondurans, Serbians, and on and on.

    • elysianfield October 14, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

      “People have realized that burning down their cities won’t make life better”

      Coyote,
      You might have it all wrong. “People” might realize that burning it down didn’t make their life worse….

    • Katerina October 14, 2022 at 4:29 pm #

      To Dr. Coyote

      What I see is all the anger and frustration being expressed by Jim recently is now hardening into a resolute mindset of fighting this evil.
      I believe he is not alone here. For americans to fight this evil that has taken over their once great country, they need outside help. They cannot do it on their own as this is the evil that has spreat itself globally. Although made it’s headquarters in Washington D C and City of London. Vatican, BTW, is the ultimate center of this spider web. One needs to read a lot to know and clearly understand that.

      The ONLY other country that has greatly suffered from all the evil unleashed on it by this lot, is Russia. Russia had withstood many times this horrendous assult and every time came out much stronger.
      With expierence!
      Short of asking Russians to lend you their President for a while, the best you can do is ask them to help you in fighing this evil together.
      They will welcome you in that with open arms. Russia is not your enemy, your enemy is the one that is now in Washington D C, Langley and Pentagon. Not to mention your mass media. All have been taken over by this parasitic entity which has now declared a war on you. They want to destroy you just as they have been trying to destroy Russia, but at the same time brainwashing you to hate the only country that can stand with you in fighting this satanic evil TOGETHER. Understand now? Good old tested.. devide and rule..

      • cbeard October 14, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

        A hat tip to Katerina.

      • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 3:43 am #

        Had we not been an occupied civilization under our spiteful Antichrist rulers, we would’ve thrown open our arms and cried, “We love you! We have always loved you, you are our brothers and sisters!”

      • Suburban_elk October 15, 2022 at 11:13 am #

        hey I don’t suppose u r single?

        Just kidding, I am too old for that nonsense not to mention halfdicked American (circumcised) so that handicap is a problem in so much as effective pair bonding.

        But all joking aside, you can contact me here. /just kidding (not really)

        • Katerina October 15, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

          To Suburban_elk

          Sorry my dear, already married. To a wonderful Scot. : )

    • Mike Hendrix October 15, 2022 at 3:49 am #

      “Yes, we have many challenges ahead: another big steal with this fall’s elections…

      But. Most people now see that the real problems are caused by the chaos-ians running the show, who are about to be voted out on their ears.”

      Um. One of these things is not like the other, I’m afraid.

  9. Armenio Pereira October 14, 2022 at 9:49 am #

    We do not know reality – we only have a multitude of personal versions of reality, that either compete or cooperate. With cooperation nearly extinct, now’s the time of unbridled competition – disaggregation is inevitable. The victor takes it all, and won’t be extolled. The triumph will be the greatest, and bitterest, disappointment.

  10. Rodster October 14, 2022 at 9:49 am #

    “Ironically, though, the whole mass-motoring matrix is failing not on the basis of whatever powers a car but on the simple fact that a sinking middle-class, whose destruction you engineered, can’t afford to buy any kind of car anymore, whatever way it’s powered.”

    People don’t realize how expensive EV’s are. Not only the upfront cost of the purchase but everything else. I’s an auto tech and on most vehicles to replace a battery cell cost into the thousands as in you are looking at minimum $10K for a new battery module.

    One of my customers relayed to me that he bought a low mileage mint condition, Chevy Volt and had it shipped from Texas to Florida, sight unseen. He later finds out he needs a battery module. Fortunately for him it was still under warranty. The Dealer gave him a price close to $18K for the repair.

    • MiddlePeninsula October 14, 2022 at 11:11 am #

      The folks down the street have not one, but two Telsas’ in the garage. I am glad there is a house between us. When I went to the airport garage, I passed up the primo space next to a Tesla. I didn’t want my car burning up. Oh, someone told me about a garage that won’t allow Chevy Volts to park in it. They must have had a bad experience.

  11. mrs_saj October 14, 2022 at 9:59 am #

    Excellent post, Jim! I don’t share your conviction of a reckoning, but I hope you are right. I believe there are far too many people who are absolutely wedded to the narrative. Debunking it would destroy their identity and thus they are hell bent on furthering the lunacy of the left, no matter the cost. I think cancer rates as well as the rates of all catastrophic medical diagnoses would have to increase by an order of magnitude before these folks will ever wake up.

    • Rowdypiglet October 14, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

      mrs_saj, I would have agreed with that until recently. Things are well on their way now to a mighty reckoning, not because people suddenly realize the narrative is false, but because the results of reciting and believing that narrative are going to be visiting them personally and in a visceral, undeniable way. It will come in the form of hunger, cold, homelessness, illness, sudden death, possibly even war. “Identity” is a performative luxury that no one really cares about when they’re starving or freezing.

      • mrs_saj October 14, 2022 at 8:58 pm #

        Agreed, Rowdypiglet. I think we are singing two different verses of the same song. It is amazing to me just how AWFUL things are going to have to get in order to wake folks up. And you are right, the consequences will be personal. Those are the only kinds of consequences that people notice at all.

  12. Night Owl October 14, 2022 at 10:05 am #

    This Friday’s post is the kind of post that brought me here to begin with.

    Bravo.

  13. redrock October 14, 2022 at 10:06 am #

    Fuck em all. Get the rope and find a tree.

    • Ron Anselmo October 14, 2022 at 10:21 am #

      Seconded.

      • Hereward the Woke October 14, 2022 at 10:51 am #

        To paraphrase the sheriff in “Jaws”: We’re gonna need a bigger tree

        • Ron Anselmo October 14, 2022 at 10:56 am #

          HTW – thought the same – more likely a forest.

        • cbeard October 14, 2022 at 11:17 am #

          Snicker, snicker. Good one. Bigger tree indeed.

        • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

          THE Tree thirsts for the blood of tyrants and patriots.

      • Not_GeorgeT October 14, 2022 at 11:10 am #

        Hemp is a reusable, rapidly renewing resource with easily spun fibers.

        ‘At least he was fully vaxxed’ can be replaced with ‘at least they used renewable hemp’.

        • Paula D October 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

          Ha, ha, green lynchings are the future.

          • niner October 14, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

            As my Irish-IRA grandpa used to say:

            Quit your complaining, you’d complain if you were hung with a new rope.

  14. Cavepainter October 14, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    I wish (hope) you were/are correct James, but from historians and what I’ve witnessed personally most people will sieve information to reinforce whatever opinion into which their ego is already heavily invested.

  15. erik October 14, 2022 at 10:19 am #

    Much as I see things your way and much as I wish this day of reckoning’s coming is in the cards, I don’t see it happening. From what I’m seeing here in a university town, the white cucks who have voted for all this chaos are still true believers and remain convinced that all this craziness is the wave of the future. I think the best we can hope for is moving the needle just a little bit to the right, temporarily, but the Marxists are in control of the cultural narrative. They own the educational system from K to PHD and they also own the public employees network. They are organized and determined to have their way and as much as I despise them and all they stand for, I think they’ve truly got us by the balls…

    • Ron Anselmo October 14, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face” ~ Iron Mike Tyson

      • happiface October 14, 2022 at 11:04 am #

        crash and burn is where we are headed–the numbers are too big(debt) to have any reasonable outcome–how far down the mad max road we go is the only question…

    • elysianfield October 14, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

      erik,
      A case in point;

      https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/virginia-bill-lgbtq/2022/10/14/id/1091889/

      A bill proposed to declare as child abuse if a parent does not use the proper pronouns with his/her children..

      ” I think they’ve truly got us by the balls…”

      …those that have ’em….

    • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

      Yes, for all their nuttiness, they’re canny, determined, and ruthless. They’re far better at politics than the conservatives are. The means justify the ends, thus cheating is fine. And above all, the Elite have chosen them as their vehicle to move towards the One World State.

      People will tend to believe what they get paid to believe. And the money isn’t going to stop. As for conservatives, the more real they are, the less money they have. And if they’re so smart, why aren’t they rich? Thus do the people think since we have no tradition of renunciation any more, or any folk traditions of being poor but happy and wise as Walter once said.

    • Rain Waters October 14, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

      almost as if weve slipped spelunking and become trapped by an immobile boulder wedging our junk into a cozy crack with only a 6 inch fixed blade Kershaw within reach

    • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

      The chief reason to hope that “the crazy” won’t continue is because, as the saying goes, “What can’t continue, won’t continue.” I thinik someone here recently posted Kipling’s “The Gods of the Copybook Headings,” which goes like this:

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race,
      I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market-Place.
      Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall.
      And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

      We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn.
      That water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
      But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision, and Breadth of Mind,
      So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

      We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
      Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market-Place;
      But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
      That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

      With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch.
      They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch.
      They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings.
      So we worshiped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

      When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
      They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
      But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
      And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: ‘Stick to the Devil you know.’

      On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
      (Which started by loving our neighbor and ended by loving his wife)
      Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
      And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: ‘The Wages of Sin is Death/’

      In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
      By robbing selective Peter to pay for collective Paul;
      But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
      And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: ‘If you don’t work you die.’

      The the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tounged wizards withdrew,
      And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to belive it was true
      That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four—
      And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more

      As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man—
      There are only four things certain since Social Progress began:—
      That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her mire,
      And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;
      And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
      When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
      As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
      The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      We are living through a cycle of civilization that has been repeated countless times. We are in the “collapse” stage–which is the stage where all the bullshit comes to a crashing halt. We will, unfortunately, probably not be watching from the sidelines. But your best bet is to try to find some sidelines to get to.

  16. Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 10:20 am #

    I’ve so much to say.

    Alex Berenson will be fighting back via a lawsuit. It seems that Dr. Scott Gottleib personally urges the Biden administration to censor Alex.

    Scott Gottleib knew damn well that the vaxx would not prevent transmission of the virus, he had to.

    These people are evil beyond words.

    “Pfizer board member Scott Gottlieb secretly pressed Twitter to censor me days before Twitter suspended my account last year

    After White House pressure failed to force Twitter to ban me immediately, Gottlieb, who was in contact with federal officials, stepped in; I will be suing him, Pfizer, and the Biden Administration”

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/pfizer-board-member-scott-gottlieb

    • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 4:06 am #

      That, right there, is key.

      “Institutions” don’t sign papers, make policy, or order instructions to typed up.

      People do. Their signatures are on the orders.

  17. Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 10:25 am #

    I wonder if Tucker writes all his own material? Now this is funny:

    “Some uppity foreigner in a t-shirt demanding money for his ‘critical economic needs.’ We have critical economic needs too, buddy. Who are you troll? Go away.”

    https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1580717198703611904?s=20&t=qOTunCHp6oNFELCEbozR-A

    • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

      He has writers. His main one, a White Nationalist, got outed a couple of years ago and destroyed. But his influence remains. When talking about where to send enrichers, Tuck mentioned Bethesda once and another time, Brookline, Ma.

      He knows.

      • rundmc October 14, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

        Not sure what Jarek’s point is, but having met Tucker a few times in small settings, he’s pretty god-damned eloquent, articulate, thoughtful and funny all on his own. We disagree on things, less than we used to, but enough. But I deeply respect his intellect and his pretty fearless free-thinking.

        And, the “uppity foreigner in a t-shirt” line (as well as the rest of that monologue) was not only spot-on but funny as hell.

  18. Miss Demeanor October 14, 2022 at 10:29 am #

    Looking forward to some fair trials followed by hangings…

    • Creekwood October 14, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      No such thing will happen.

  19. Zoltar October 14, 2022 at 10:31 am #

    Tulsi Gabbard was the only presidential candidate I could support two years ago, and I do celebrate her repudiation of the rotten Democratic Party. Regrettably, her only politically viable option is the rotten Republican Party.

    But: I have been convinced for the past couple of years that we are in the midst of a sea change in American politics. With the deranged Democrats now firmly right of center an opportunity is opening to their left. After the Mitch McConnells have died off I can imagine a new generation of Republicans staking out that space. Such polarity flips have happened before.

    What never changes is the unelected power structure unseen by the electorate and controlling our visible “representatives” from above. I can imagine a day when Republican nominee Gabbard is elected as president, and believe that she is brave and authentic enough to declare an American commitment to decommissioning our perpetual war machine and becoming a decent world citizen.

    She would be assassinated within six months by those threatened vested interests and the rogue agencies that are their instruments for enforcing their will.

    • Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 10:39 am #

      I don’t believe she’s what she is portraying herself as.

      • Zoltar October 14, 2022 at 10:45 am #

        I’m okay with that.

      • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 11:33 am #

        I am not sure, it will take time to see.

        I do remember her being criticized for her view during the Dem. Debates by our illustrious Media. Any one that MSNBC is a problem is pretty good for me.

      • neurodoc October 14, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

        Fact is: Tulsi is a member of the World Economic Forum (graduate of its Young World Leaders ‘program’ in 2015) and the Council on Foreign Relations. Draw your own conclusions. Evil is best hidden behind pretty faces.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

          Tulsi Gabbard Owns a $10 Million mansion, drives a $370,000 Mercedes-Benz G-Class … She owns a yacht and has $10 million CASH in bank. And you can’t buy groceries. Tell me how anything she does is helping YOU? Wake the Fuck up.
          https://twitter.com/Thomas1774Paine/status/1580007574371696641?s=20&t=J0FOjU3eD8jjrG9o67q9Ag

          • Zoltar October 14, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

            B of O

            All of our presidents are rich before or by the end of their term in office. I don’t like that worth a damn. But the existential issue at this time, which you may not have fucking noticed, is nuclear annihilation.

            All of the most powerful Republicans emerged from the womb loving any and all wars, and today’s Democrats are trying strenuously to outdo them as cheerleaders for war.

            Gabbard has been entirely consistent in calling bullshit on Perpetual War, and that happens to be not only the preeminent issue of our time, but just about the only major issue for which a determined and politically talented president might actually be able to make a difference.

            So, go back to sleep.

          • rundmc October 14, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

            Uh – I think we should have learned by know that whatever is reported in “news sources” let alone on twitter should be taken with a big boulder of salt and certainly not treated as gospel. But, I don’t know what your point is either? Someone can’t have resources and still have integrity? (BTW – lots of just average people who started saving and investing in real estate early are multi-millionaires today. And, if she bought land in Hawaii many years ago, I am not surprised at her holdings. Not through anything shady or insidious but just the power of capital, delayed gratification and wise investing. You should try it).

            Also, being a WEF or young global leader back in the day OR a member of the Democratic party in good standing doesn’t mean that you can’t have an awakening and repudiate all of that. Thousands of people have over the last few years….

          • Rain Waters October 14, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

            amen

          • Islander October 14, 2022 at 8:27 pm #

            So what?

            What counts are the policy positions she develops.

        • Socrates-Detroit October 14, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

          Thanks Neurodoc. As always, you have good points.

          I like Tulsi because she called out Kamala Harris in the debates and wipe the floor with the Harris.

          That said, she will have to answer for her WEF and CFR links.

          As to her mansion and car, I’d like a source.

          The WEF/CFR is damning enough.

          • Blackbird October 14, 2022 at 8:53 pm #

            Back in 2020, Tulsi Gabbard was the only candidate – that I am aware of – who talked about the key issue: U$ spending our future on militarily and economically bullying and robbing the rest of the world. “Polls showed” that the public was interested in what she had to say, but as long as the public relied on the mainstream media, they never got to hear what she had to say.

            I wonder where she got the money for the life she lives. I wonder what her motives were in joining the WEF and CFR. And why did she endorse the Big Guy? I don’t think anyone real will ever be dangled in front of us.

            If I were a politician, opposed to these organizations, and were allowed access to them, I think I’d take it. Want to take a structure down, might want to understand how it’s built. Then there’s always the risk of getting corrupted – and living a life of more freedom and opportunity than you ever imagined…

            I’d vote for Tulsi if I thought there was even a pixel of reality in the political puppet show. We’d have the first eloquent and rational President since… And the best looking President ever.

            If we’re gonna have a globalist sell-out for President anyway, Why Not Tulsi?

            Tulsi, since you’re reading this, please consider the above editorial my job application. Thank you.

          • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 4:25 am #

            The Davos, intel, and media types know every jot and tittle of what we want. They can repeat our slogans in their sleep; PR management is their bread, and butter, and knife.

            Tulsi, like Trump, don’t matter so much as people. We’ll not get “the right people in,” the enemy is too entrenched, the system too rotten.

            What Tulsi needs to be is what Trump became: a symbol.

            Not managing the decline.
            What we need is a preference cascade.

      • mrs_saj October 14, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

        Gabbard underwhelms me. Where the **** has she been for the last two years? Have I been asleep? I’d rather vote for Tucker Carlson who stands up night after night and speaks truth out into the darkness. JHK would be a good running mate.

        • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 4:18 am #

          Now there is a dream ticket.
          Plus, JHK might herald yet another essential factional split, as seen again and again. He has a certain…invulnerability.

          Only this time, the good guys, the Ten Tribes, win- and the supremacists take their god with them and run yet once more.

    • Hereward the Woke October 14, 2022 at 10:54 am #

      Amazing how a pretty face distracts so many normally clear sighted people. The point is that no matter how wonderful and authentic she is (and I don’t think either of those adjectives apply), we are way beyond the point where getting our favoured candidate in the WH will change anything. The Deep State is what its name imples: deep. Too deep for one well intentioned individual to deal with. Our only hope is at state level of some kind of secession.

      • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 11:31 am #

        All the Trumpers were disappointed at how ineffective he was against the Deep State. One man cannot offset the power of the DS. Or two or two hundred thousand.

        One comment though, as Reagan said, Conservatives should never ever criticize conservatives. The anti Trump element of the GOP is disgusting and has allowed a total nincompoop to become president.

        • Q. Shtik October 14, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

          and has allowed a total nincompoop to become president. – JAZ

          ============

          I’ve mentioned this before but it bares repeating: I love the word nincompoop.

          • Disaffected October 14, 2022 at 1:59 pm #

            Yes! Definitely needs more usage. Would you say Peter, pray tell, is a noncompoop?

          • Paula D October 15, 2022 at 11:31 am #

            it bears repeating

          • Q. Shtik October 15, 2022 at 5:57 pm #

            it bears repeating – Paula

            ========

            Haha, yeah, that too.

        • Islander October 14, 2022 at 8:35 pm #

          Well, we have a partial explanation for some questions about Trump: the info that moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was a quid pro quo to Sheldon Adelson in return for a $20 million donation.

      • GreenAlba October 14, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

        “Amazing how a pretty face distracts so many normally clear sighted people.”

        Indeed. The halo effect, well documented.

        Similar chaos happening here, not that Liz Truss is a pretty face, but it’s all going south for her government already. Jeremy Hunt is now Chancellor, doubtless getting into position for a leadership bid in due course, which has been his aim for years. And people are even talking about a general election, which might propel Keir Starmer into power.

        Which would achieve precisely nothing, since Starmer is a WEF man through and through.

        There’s a disturbing Roald Dahl story from his ‘Tales of the Unexpected’, where a young schoolgirl is on the bus (not a school bus like in the US) and being pestered by a creepy old man. She befriends a middle-aged lady who keeps her company and then invites her for a cup of tea so that she can wait for the creepy old man to disappear before she walks home. When they get to the lady’s house, guess who’s waiting?

        That’s what everything political reminds me of just now. It doesn’t matter where you turn, who you vote for, or what you do, what you get is Klaus and Billy.

        But yes, JHK’s post got me fired up anyway!

      • Night Owl October 15, 2022 at 3:25 am #

        The truth. The tyranny that has occurred over the past few years is just the start, too.

        This is going to be a long fight, and it is time to accept that the system is the enemy.

      • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 4:27 am #

        Swiss cantons for all!
        And bring back the Venetian Doge while you’re at it.

        • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 4:30 am #

          Ok, if I can’t get cantons or a Doge, I’ll settle for that poster of a shapely, light brown bikini-clad bottom diving into a pool: “Tulsi 2016!”

    • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

      If the Elite have to, they will change masks and use Neo-Cons. Meloni of Italy supports NATO but not the EU. Very suspicious since the former is just the military arm of the latter.

      There are many red flags on Tulsi. A rabid gun grabber for starters. If the Elite have to, they’ll use real progressives – Communists in other words. AOC is a fake progressive. Maybe Tulsi and Sanders are real ones, at least if they got in power?

      • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

        The (alleged) home bartender?
        She was shouted down in the Bronx in front of an audience of 7(?)

        Seems some people in NYC are a little on edge about nuclear war and all.

        • mrs_saj October 14, 2022 at 9:14 pm #

          That was a beautiful scene! First the town hall was virtually empty! Then the shout-down was of course filmed and posted on social media. AOC is an abysmally stupid creature, who wouldn’t get 1/100th the attention she garners if she weren’t so attractive. Someone above called it the halo effect.

          • Uncle Bob October 15, 2022 at 11:28 am #

            She’s skinny, has a bad voice, dead eyes, and badly needs to see an orthodontist about those piranha teeth. I’d be afraid shed bite something off if I ever had the misfortune of meeting the crazy and stupid bitch.

    • Uncle Bob October 15, 2022 at 11:24 am #

      The baby-butchering, Ba’al-, Moloch- and Gaia-worshipping, free-enterprise-killing, socialist fascist Democrats, right of center? Tulsi Gabbard, acolyte of Bernie “The Soviets Were Right!” Sanders, a candidate who’d be acceptable to Trump voters? Dude, what the fuck are you smoking? The GOP sucks, especially the Establishment types, but saying anyone or anything related to the fascist Democrats (including Big Pharmacy and the big banks) is right of center is just –WOW!!!

  20. Creekwood October 14, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    None of what needs to happen will happen. We are catastrophically without anything remotely resembling a statesman or thinker — anywhere in the world. Instead we have corrupt technocratic apes a-plenty, shucking and jiving, grafting, dehumanizing and demoralizing the rest of us. The vast majority of Americans are, as someone on this blog has observed, just a-political “human dildos” without any interest in how they are governed — as long as they are free to amuse themselves to death (endlessly) in a polluted river of “entertainment,” as long as there is a “circus” going on somewhere. They are not stateless, they just don’t give a shit.

    • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 11:25 am #

      Creekwood

      Agreed, but I think they are the way they are is Lack of assimilation of their “hearts” into the American ideal, the American reason for existence. When the country celebrates its ideals and its history, they do not have a clue what is being said. These “minorities” are totaling up now to counter the power of educated older Americans.

  21. Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 10:42 am #

    Elon Musk has basically just told Zelensky to shove it. Also the Biden administration.

    I thought he was being a bit naive with his peace proposals, but he’s over it.

    • White German Shepherd October 14, 2022 at 10:55 am #

      I think Musk just showed the fed how their investigation of his Twitter purchase will be funded. It won’t cost him a dime.

    • White German Shepherd October 14, 2022 at 10:57 am #

      It’s called the “puppy dog” clause.

      They got to have their cozy puppy for free for awhile. If they want to keep it, they have to pay.

      • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 4:42 am #

        Very interesting! So that’s how a master plays the system we have now.

        Kudos to you, Shepherd, for conveying such a difficult concept in so few, witty words. Well done!

        • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 4:51 am #

          p.s.- the only other legal strategy I’ve heard is “making them pay him to go away”.

          This, in the case of the doofus proposing to build a mosque across from the World Trade Center site in Manhatten. He was making them pay him to go away.

          A compendium of strategies would be immensely helpful.

          Of tactics, too. I once heard Coulter breaking down a speech, “repetition, validation, affirmation, repetition,” but am a babe analyzing rhetoric or speechifying.

          I do wish some lawyerly types on our side would put out some quick guides, even courses on such.

          This is information war, we need Alinsky-style weapons. Sell some books, guys!

          • Jarek October 15, 2022 at 11:53 am #

            Personify! We needed a White, German Anne Frank, starved and raped to death by Marxist monsters.

            The Russians have the Czar and his family. They will not forgive those behind it until the end of time. Thus Lenin was heard screaming at Trotsky for creating not just a Martyr, but a holy family of them.

          • Q. Shtik October 15, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

            We needed a White, German Anne Frank – Jar

            ==============

            Actually her name would be Angela Frankfurter.

    • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

      Elon Musk is a transhumanist piece of garbage, and an ugly blob of grotesqueness to boot.

  22. UN OUT OF USA October 14, 2022 at 10:42 am #

    Finally James! The gloves have come off! Bravo!

  23. Disaffected October 14, 2022 at 10:51 am #

    More inclined to believe that a breakup is the only thing that will solve our problems. The Federal system is too far gone and we’re no longer a nation of people who subscribe to our foundational myths, not that we ever believed in or practiced them all that much anyway. Little Rome on the Potomac needs to sink back into the swamp from which it came and take its swamp critters with it. Most of the problems we have now can be fixed just by restoring regional autonomy and re-localizing decision making and daily life.

    • Ron Anselmo October 14, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      Dis – very well said.

      • Not_GeorgeT October 14, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

        ‘Most of the problems we have now can be fixed just by restoring regional autonomy and re-localizing decision making and daily life.’ is close to my impression of what the group assembled in Philadelphia were attempting to negotiate when they scrapped the Articles of Confederation and started over.

        The Confederation seems to have been greatly about issues of commerce between the states and the inability to protect commerce both at sea and the new collection of unified states from threats to independence on the land and rivers of the continent. They went for a stronger central government responsible to the states as a solution.

        How far we have strayed. I doubt they would recognize the present monstrosity with an unelected, extra-constitutional fourth branch.

        Returning to their idea of codifying a more efficient way for the states to work together while maintaining autonomy, to include identifying and retaining the more workable elements of the Confederation, would have a chance at meeting what you describe.

        • Blackbird October 14, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

          Alexander Hamilton might not recognize the monstrosity we have created to rob and enslave us, but he sure would be proud to have it call him, “Daddy”.

    • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 11:18 am #

      Absolutely agree Dis. Are you gonna join us in Arizona when the SHTF?

      • Disaffected October 14, 2022 at 11:28 am #

        Wherever it will be JAZ, it will be a small town where I actually know my neighbors. We’re slowing whipping this little slum street I’m in now into shape. Multiple police reports and a neighborhood watch have our little miscreants finally taking notice. Emphasizing yard and cleanup projects too, so our many lazy ass members get outside and take ownership of their mess and realize it’s not all about throwing money at things. It’s a slow process, but I think we’re at least moving forward now. Gonna do some work this morning for the Bomb Factory, then take the afternoon to rototill some new garden space.

        • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 11:53 am #

          You are a model for the future. How do we get your sense into the cities? Can you imagine the force the BLM folks could be by building instead of tearing down?

          • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

            They’re building real estate wealth it appears… or at least a few of them.

    • Mac October 14, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

      You are correct, Dis, but the break-up will only occur after the dollar implodes. It may be awhile yet.

      • Uncle Bob October 15, 2022 at 11:34 am #

        Or when the country is utterly destroyed in an hour, with everyone around the world wailing about the loss of American commerce, smut, and hypocrisy.

    • MimiTN October 14, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

      Breakup is what I hope for.

  24. White German Shepherd October 14, 2022 at 10:52 am #

    Amen brother James. Thank you for that fiery sermon today; it was well received.

    “quit making everything worse than it has to be”

    This statement shone for me.

  25. steppingup October 14, 2022 at 10:57 am #

    Pretty sure it is the masses that is in for the reckoning. Tulsi Gabbert speech was the best one I heard in forever. The problem is that she is a graduate of the WEF Young World Leaders, along with Ivanka, Putin, and various others. Wouldn’t be surprised if her and Trump ran on the same ticket, if we last that long. The war is not about left or right, good or evil, on any other bullshit. There is no war. It has always been about the Haves (Banksters and their fiat currency slaves) and the Have Nots (everyone else). It was never good enough for the Haves to have it all, but the Have Nots had to have less than nothing, hence Visa was born. We went from citizen to consumer to useless eater all in my lifetime. Not only don’t you have anything already, but you have less then nothing if you are in any kind of debt. Private property, forget about it. Try not paying your property tax. But now the resources are dwindling, it’s time to get rid of the useless eaters. Soros, Schwab, Trump, Tulsi, Clinton, etc., all part of the club that we aren’t in. Guaranteed they have fallout shelters, do you?

    • Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 11:13 am #

      I think she could be the girl version of the Obamassiah.

      I’ve been warning about her for some time now. I think we could start seeing her face on Hope and Change posters and people still wouldn’t get it.

      • Uncle Bob October 15, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

        Yeah, but she’s an Army officer! And she’s so HOT!! Surely you aren’t saying that someone with those attributes would sell anyone out?!

    • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 11:16 am #

      Yes, but it is also between the Federal government and the people. The Deep State has gotten deeper in the last thirty years. These federal elected folks and the bureaucracy have their hearts set on enlargement of their sphere of influence.

      The founding fathers wanted a government of limited powers over the people. They would be astounded and disgusted by what it has morphed into. If GW, TJ and BF were around today, they would be keeping themselves busy trying to get the reds organized into a new nation.

      BTW, if it was 1856, most of this blog would be on the side of the South, state’s rights wise. Centralization of power always, always leads to corruption of ideals.

      It floors me, I heard one last night, that Liberals believe that politicians are smarter than, know more than, and this can make better decisions for them. The corruption of the DOJ and the out and out betrayal by the CDC should be setting the Deep State’s liberal roots on its ears.

      Due to the degradation of the American common sense, I will believe it when I see it.

      JHK believes a positive reset is coming with the people coming to their senses and tearing apart the Leftist monopoly on power.

      We shall see. It took fifty years for the Left to build its powerhouse it controls now. It will take fifty years of radical action by the Left to take their kingdom apart. I do not believe they have it in themselves as evidenced by the RINOs.

      Step one. Where are the red states going to get their fresh water, and not just the Southwest, check out what is happening on the Mississippi.

      • Blackbird October 14, 2022 at 9:31 pm #

        “If GW, TJ and BF were around today…”

        …GW would be president of the World Bank – after taking a golden parachute from Philip Morris, TJ would be CEO of Apple – and playing harpsichord on U2’s next album, BF would be living in his own space station – with Miley Cyrus.

    • Q. Shtik October 14, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

      but you have less then nothing if….. – steppingup

      ===========

      reference my then vs than riff on a prior thread

      • Ron Anselmo October 14, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

        Q – you mean on *any* prior thread.

        • Q. Shtik October 14, 2022 at 11:12 pm #

          No, I meant what I said: on a prior thread.

          • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 6:13 pm #

            @ Q. Shtik:

            I’m with you. I don’t get why then/than is a problem for so many people. They have very different meanings.

    • niner October 14, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

      Step-up

      Just a small pick — according to Armstrong, and he would know — Schwab put a poster of Putin on the WEF website, as he did with others famous people, to give the impression of agreement or cooperation with WEF. But Armstrong said, it was a picture related to a conference, or one-off event, to which Putin was *invited* and may not have attended.

      At any rate, Armstrong says that Putin did not enroll in either Young Global Leaders (~1k) or Global Shapers (~10K) membership.
      globalshapers.org/ ;

      And that Putin is striving to form a multipolar international hub (in fact at least a half dozen such hubs), exactly in opposition to the WEF totalitarian one-world model.

      Armstrong, is not just the Anti-Schwab, he is the Pre-Schwab, in that Armstrong started his annual World Economic Conference 2 years before Schwab set up his World Economic Forum, the infamous WEF.

      • Islander October 14, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

        Niner:
        Yes.
        I go with Armstrong on this.
        And many other things (not all!0
        But I do check his site first thing every morning.
        Always worth a look.

    • Rowdypiglet October 14, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

      Essentially off topic, steppingup, but you’ve hit upon – in passing – one of my biggest sources of angst: property tax. Why do people tolerate this, and how did it ever come about? Why doesn’t anyone realize that, as long as this exists, they don’t actually own anything?

      These are more or less rhetorical questions, and I realize it’s been allowed to happen because of the stupidity and inertia of most people. But really – like so many other things that changed our lives in the most fundamental and far reaching ways, it came about with not even a whimper from the sheep.

    • Katerina October 17, 2022 at 4:56 am #

      To steppingup

      President Putin graduate of the WEF Young World Leaders?! Are you fucking insane?! President Putin is 70! DO NOT regurgitate the fucking crap and sick demented propaganda on this site. Or I will go for you. Cretin!

  26. JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 10:58 am #

    I think the coasts are a lost cause. Just too many insane liberals for elections to be anywhere near close. The Left has control of these areas with no way to legally even the score to allow change. Notice our MSM and social media are both centered on the coasts, no wonder the Left controls the whole mess.

    Denver is a great example of what the media can do. When we lived there in the 60s, 70s & 80s, Denver was a moderate city with both parties participating. Leftists were insane then too. Richard Lamm refused to build c470 across the south side of town in favor of light rail. The RE developers built a massive housing project that was traffic locked for years because of that Liberal stupidity. The road was eventually built and expanded as it should have been in the first place. The two newspapers, the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post were moderate Right and Left respectively. Then the assholes from Gannett hit town, destroyed the News and turned the Post into just one more liberal rag. Colorado rapidly followed along, resulting from the drug traffic and illegals up I25 and the movement of young yuppies out of school, both degrading the goodness of the area. Look at the map, New Mexico and Colorado, two blues in a field of red. Disgusting. Blue top to bottom, mayors, Governor, Feds, full of homeless, center of the drug trade, distribution point for illegals, RE out of control due to Californication. Even the ski areas are charging way too much for passes.

    I was proud of Colorado in the past, I am now ashamed of the state and very rarely claim I was brought up there.

    • Disaffected October 14, 2022 at 11:33 am #

      You hit on it right there with the I-25 Drug Pipeline comment JAZ. The further you get away from that strip pf madness, the more red NM and CO both get. When I lived over in Roosevelt County on the TX line, the politics were as old school conservative and life was as slow and laid back as it could possibly be. Santa Fe on the other hand, is a classic liberal fruitopia, while Abq is just a crime-ridden cesspool with all the typical big city problems.

      • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 11:40 am #

        Abq. Number one crime city in the US.

        • elysianfield October 14, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

          “Abq. Number one crime city in the US.”

          …C’mon, man….

          Detroit
          Chicago
          Baltimore
          Atlanta
          Oakland

          • Q. Shtik October 14, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

            Camden?
            Newark?

          • benr October 14, 2022 at 5:35 pm #

            The city of brotherly love surpassed 400 murders this week for the year.

            phillytrib.com/commentary/philadelphia-reaches-grim-milestone-of-400-homicides-in-2022/article_b41eebf6-77b0-5fa0-be47-d4a4f0a74816.html

            I had a chance to go to New Orleans last month and when I looked up the crime statistics I opted to stay in Florida.

            As of September 15, there have been 195 murders in New Orleans. That’s 31% more than at the same time in 2021.

            Murders per 100,000.
            St. Louis, MO (69.4)
            Baltimore, MD (51.1)
            New Orleans, LA (40.6)
            Detroit, MI (39.7)
            Cleveland, OH (33.7)
            Las Vegas, NV (31.4)
            Kansas City, MO (31.2)
            Memphis, TN (27.1)
            Newark, NJ (25.6)
            Chicago, IL (24)
            Cincinnati, OH (23.8)
            Philadelphia, PA (20.2)
            Milwaukee, WI (20.0)
            Tulsa, OK (18.6)
            Pittsburgh, PA (18.4)
            Indianapolis, IN (17.7)
            Louisville, KY (17.5)
            Oakland, CA (17.1)
            Washington D.C. (17.0)
            Atlanta, GA (16.7)

        • Ron Anselmo October 14, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          Per capita – Asheville, NC. Coincidentally, the first city in the US to codify & fund “reparations”.

          • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

            Asheville, from misty nature-blessed east-coast hippie retirement dreamland to a total cesspool in the last 6-10 years.

            It almost fits a pattern.

          • Ron Anselmo October 14, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

            100th Avatar – Exactly! As part of the pattern – consider the changing composition of their local city council over time – all woke AF, and not a swingin’ dick among ’em. Well, maybe.

            //www.ashevillenc.gov/government/meet-city-council/

            Add https:

          • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

            All those Atlanta area retirees too. Priced out of Charleston and Kiawah, or maybe just not coastal folks, thought life on the French Broad surrounded by art galleries and breweries was the way to go.

            Farmers markets, public concerts, fine dining.
            All that stuff that white boomers like.

            Their fun managers of the 401K really got them was broke youth with no future.

            Didn’t put that in the prospectus, eh boomer?

          • Blackbird October 14, 2022 at 9:42 pm #

            What happened to Flint, MI? Too small to make the list? Everyone already dead? Chronic lead poisoning means no one hits anything anywhere near what they are shooting at? Everyone turned into zombies so they can’t die? All of the above?

          • SpeedyBB October 15, 2022 at 8:24 am #

            Blackbird you win an Oscar for FUNNY.

            You should be on stage. There’s one leaving in ten minutes.

            (Recycled from The University of Texas at Austin, mid-1960s.)

        • Disaffected October 14, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

          Abq’s big on grand theft auto. Direct pipeline to old Mexico chop shops. Park a nice ride up by UNM and you might as well leave the keys in the ignition and the motor running. No point in getting the car fucked up when it’s gonna be stolen anyway.

      • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

        Don’t say Abq, say Duke. New Mexico has too many Mexicans, right?

        • Disaffected October 14, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

          Why Duke?

          • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

            It’s a name for Abq. I got it from the Mexican song in Breaking Bad, the lyrics saying that Heisenberg was already dead, he just didn’t know it yet.

            I think it has something to do with sports ball – your department, not mine.

          • WadeWaters October 14, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

            Duke of Alburquerque ( Spanish: Duque de Alburquerque) is a hereditary title in the Peerage of Spain, accompanied by the dignity of Grandee and granted in 1464 by Henry IV to Beltrán de la Cueva, his “royal favourite” and grand master of the Order of Santiago. [2] [3] It makes reference to the town of Alburquerque in Badajoz, Spain.

          • Disaffected October 14, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

            Ahh! I knew they call it the Duke City, and now I know…. the rest… of… the sto-o-ory.

          • SpeedyBB October 15, 2022 at 8:33 am #

            Amusing Heisenberg story: he corralled a gang of scientists with nuclear credentials and went to pay a visit on Der Führer. He attempted to explain to the [unhappily distracted] Mr. Hilter that a uranium pile, properly configured, could constitute a bomb of amazingly explosive power.
            ?
            [pause]
            ?
            There was no guarantee, however, the eminent Kraut scientist went on to admit, that the chain reaction would not continued uncontrolled until the planet Earth was consumed as well.

            Therein lay the deal-killer.
            ?
            Hitler told him to beat it. “Get these screwballs outta here. I got serious matters to attend to. My stomach is killing me.”

          • Jarek October 15, 2022 at 11:57 am #

            Yeah, it might set the atmosphere on fire. Like Vonnegut’s Ice Nine but in the opposite direction. The crazies went ahead with it anyway.

            There was none like the Hero. As he said, his spirit would rise from the grave and the world would know he was right.

        • SpeedyBB October 15, 2022 at 8:35 am #

          (Apologies for all the Marxists. I did not put them in. Software nightmare. Here I’ll vacuum them up: VOOOOOMMMM!)

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    • Paula D October 14, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

      Oh, for Pete’s sakes.

      That attitude was disproven in the 50s. You can look at Los Angeles and see it disproven.

      “We need to build more freeways so that there will be no traffic”.

      Really, dipshits? Because we are surrounded by freeways which are basically stop-and-go parking lots and you think that just one more will “solve” that problem? When we already knew in the 50s that it only makes the problem worse?
      What do you call people who are unable to learn from experience?

      They ripped out the Red Lines, which allowed mobility to all the citizens, including my mother when she was a child, and put in freeways that only allow limited mobility, to those with cars.

      And that’s what you want for Denver? Actually I think that’s what you got, because I have been through Denver on Amtrak and it looks like any other polluted, congested, traffic-logged city.

      Congratulations.

      • Islander October 14, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

        Paula: I agree.

        And people here scratch their noggins wondering why in heck the US of A is an asphalt wasteland.

        So many East Coast cities had their hearts ripped out by highways driven through them.

        Poster child: Providence, RI.

        Second: Boston, Mass. Huge protests saved Cambridge at least from a Moses-inspired “Inner Ring” and from a widening of Mem Drive in Cambridge that would have seen the destruction of every tree along the Charles River. The misbegotten Southeast Expressway was finally torn down some years ago (the portion that cut off the city from its waterfront; the whole thing was a failed highway, traffic-wise, the day it opened). .

        Third: New York City. Again, huge protests prevented the worst: construction of a big new highway on the West Side.

        Fourth: LA. Collusion between car and highway industries resulted in tram tracks’ being torn up, mass transit was destroy, and LA became Smog City.

        • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 5:19 am #

          Now, “public transit” means “we’re sending dusky people to steal your stuff instead of our stuff”.

          Thus, rich folk refuse to allow public transport near their leafy enclaves.

          Remember, the slag who put “jogger” in Jogger-American was “jogging” 30 miles from his house, in those beige workboots fashionable amongst that set, thanks to public transit.

          • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 5:24 am #

            p.s.- who else has seen that pic of a Moscow public transit versus an American “urban” public transit?

    • BackRowHeckler October 14, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

      Rocky Mountain News went toes up.

      • JohnAZ October 15, 2022 at 10:51 am #

        The News was bought by Gannett along with The Post. Then driven out of business.

        The News mega corps. Are what allowed the Left to take over.

        • benr October 15, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

          Opposing viewpoints are squelched and not picked up.
          Like OAN.

    • Uncle Bob October 15, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

      Ahh, Gannett. The chain that started in Elmira, NY (also home of the first progressive “reformatory” penitentiary in America, the graves of Ernie Davis, Mark Twain, Hal Roach, and my parents, and enough drug crime and murder that I call the place The Shooting Gallery). I am truly sorry for what Gannett thrill has done to the news industry in this country.

  27. cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 11:10 am #

    None of this will matter once we and our society are nuked out of existence by the powers of Putin and our American handlers.

    Live for today and don’t worry about tomorrow.

    • Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 11:14 am #

      That’s what they said in the sixties.

      • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 5:27 am #

        In the sixties, anything goes and nothing matters.

        Then they got elected to office.

  28. stelmosfire October 14, 2022 at 11:12 am #

    Joe Biden takes office Jan 20, 2021 avg. US heating oil price is $2.55. Oct 10, 2022 heating oil avg. price is $5.33. A 109% increase. Prices usually rise during heating season. I can see 6 bucks a gallon soon. There will be a lot of frozen pipes this winter. I hope it’s a warm one for grannies sake.

    • Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 11:16 am #

      You need to drip a faucet to keep the pipes from freezing.

      • cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 11:20 am #

        Good point, just keep the water flowing all winter long to save on heating bills. Water is cheaper than oil, may as well waste it. This waste of water ought to infuriate environmentalists somewhere.

        • Woodchuck October 14, 2022 at 11:35 am #

          The water is kept under pressure in your pipes so it can flow. It takes increasingly expensive electricity to keep the pressure there. If everyone has faucets dripping night and day in their city or town, water pressure will go down and water bills will be going way up.

        • beantownbill. October 14, 2022 at 11:55 am #

          Cb, all you have to do is to allow the faucet to drip very slightly. The extra water used is next to nothing.

          BTW, did you read about the climate activists throwing oil on a Van Gogh painting? The world is infested with nutcakes and extremists.

          • cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

            Yeah I read that, they threw tomato soup on a Van Gogh to protect big oil. Great common logic in use there. Let’s destroy a perfectly good piece of mankind’s cultural history all in order to prove a point that will lead to absolutely no result. In this case, luckily the painting was under glass so no harm done.

            If I was on a museum board I would begin intense searches before anyone is allowed in, think airport style. Otherwise, I’d put everything behind glass. There is no reason to have cultural property that belongs to all of us destroyed for some vain political cause.

          • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

            Surely it was on loan to a museum from some great benefactor

          • Disaffected October 14, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

            Wears out the rubber washers, though. Had to change them pretty much every year down in GA.

          • mrs_saj October 14, 2022 at 9:39 pm #

            It’s one of his sunflower pieces (so it’s green). It makes me sick and it converts absolutely no one to their agenda

          • Night Owl October 15, 2022 at 3:28 am #

            He wrote on CFN, fully clot-shotted and through two medical-looking masks.

            Oh, the ironing.

          • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 5:34 am #

            I agree with Tucker.
            Real justice demands those two twits remain with their hands super-glued to the wall for the next eight months.

            They threw the soup then glued themselves.

            You want attention, kids?
            Hope you don’t mind the slopbuckets, this is going to be a bit…public.

        • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 6:50 pm #

          @ cowbell81:

          You must not live in a cold-winter climate. First of all, you don’t “keep the water flowing all winter long,” you turn the hot water taps on to a trickle when the temperature is expected to drop very low–usually overnight. In my area, this is only necessary for a few nights a year. Most people know about the minimum temperature their pipes can withstand. Might be zero, or it might be 15° F. (And it’s best to assume temps will drop lower than the forecast, because they often will.)

          The water you’ll “waste” by running taps at a trickle on cold nights is nothing to the water you’ll waste if your pipes freeze and break. If your main shut-off breaks, you’ll think you have Niagra Falls in your basement or crawl space–till the water company sends the guy out in the middle of the night to shut off the water at the meter, because your own shut-off tool is either misplaced or loaned out. (“Dang it, I can’t remember if Sally brought that thing back. Maybe it’s in the shed.”)

    • Bill of Rights October 14, 2022 at 11:25 am #

      You are good with percentages SEF…a lot of the people tend to mistakenly write 209%

      • stelmosfire October 14, 2022 at 11:50 am #

        Thanks, I did a lot of cipherin’ while home schooling when my government had me locked-down.

      • Ron Anselmo October 14, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

        BOR – 209%? Just wait, we’ll get there.

      • Islander October 14, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

        Not sure about that.

        !09 percent of $2.55 (2.55. X 1.09) = 42.77

        209 % of $2.55 (2.55 X 2.09) = $5.32.

        • Islander October 14, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

          Whoops, typo.
          2.55 X 1.09 = 2.77

          I believe a clearer way to express the difference between what consumers paid in 2021 and now is “The current price, $5.33, is 209% of the previous price.”

          Or, “The price has more than doubled.”

  29. Bill of Rights October 14, 2022 at 11:23 am #

    AN AMERICAN LIFE – by RONALD REAGAN

    Reagan writes somewhere in his autobiography of the one great regret he had during his presidency:

    being unable to tame the deep state.

    • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 5:40 am #

      Tame it? Heck, he funded it.

      That, I imagine was the extortion they demanded- “pay up or we’ll go nuclear.”

      His great lifelong goal was preventing a nuclear war, that’s why he started a career in politics running for the head of SAG, the Hollywood actors union.

  30. D from OR October 14, 2022 at 11:24 am #

    This morning here in old raggedy Portland Oregon there’s rumor of a major announcement by Mayor Wheeler to clean up the massive homeless population.

    It’s the biggest issue Oregonians want solved. Portland is the worst of it but it filters out everywhere. It turns out if you decriminalize drugs you end up being attracting vagrants and addicts.

    The reason Wheeler is doing this?

    There’s a very likely chance that our new Governor will be a Republican and the first thing she wants to do is repeal the decriminalization law. That will just be the beginning.

    • Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      Oregon prides itself on being so liberal, so woke, but they are one of the worst states when it comes to treatment of the mentally ill.

      People who belong in a hospital should not be living on the strees.

      • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

        Most of these people are not mentally illl.
        They made poor life choices or come from unfortunate predicaments and chose self-medication as the answer.
        Hard drugs
        Cheap booze

        The life of the vagabond went from job to rail to seasonal job

        to

        Party to party to fried

        • Beryl of Oyl October 14, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

          You don’t know that.

          • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

            Sure do.
            Lived alongside it

            PDX and SoCal

            Y’see, people get mental after beating their brains

            with liquor and drugs
            liquour and drugs

          • Soul Forensics October 14, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

            100th,

            I’ve seen this in the music community.

            I’m not an insider, but I know a lot of people in that biz. The 70s music-drug culture took a lot of lives, and many others are permanently burned out. As you say, nothing to do with mental illness. They indulged, and have moldered in sod or are completely fucked up.

          • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

            And the issue we have with the younger addicts is that they dabbled, or gorged, on hard drugs. Very hard.
            The kind that permanently alter one’s brain in a very bad way.
            Like Meth.
            A lot of meth.

            It would take years of tour bus coke-lines to do the damage that a few hits of meth does.

    • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 11:50 am #

      Portland is a typical Blue city.

      Typical Blue? Power for power’s sake, f$&k the people.

      Only problem is eventually the bogus promises must be addressed. So we have to “fix” the homeless problem one month away from the midterms.

      Why can’t people see through these frauds? Why can’t they see that the homeless situation is the direct result of Democratic dogma. That crime is a direct result? That overdose of drugs is a direct result? Every evil of our society right now is a DIRECT result of a Democratic ideal.

      Yet they keep getting elected!!

      Whose fault is that? America, wake the f*&k up!!!

      • steppingup October 14, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

        Everywhere in OR. except maybe Salem, Eugene and of course Portland, is red. When BLM came to Rogue River, they were pretty much outnumbered and had to hide at the police station, just like most of the rest of OR. I’m pretty sure that as long as all we have are mail in ballots, the dems will continue to win. As long as they stay in their cities I’m ok with that……

      • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

        There’s a big lawsuit by some disabled people because the homeless are making hard for them to get around.

        You have to have a disability or be a minority to be taken seriously there. To have something wrong with you. Normal people are considered scum.

        • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

          You mean basic cisgendered breeders.

          • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

            If they be White….

    • Q. Shtik October 14, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

      to clean up the massive homeless population. – D from OR

      ===========

      How or where do all these homeless people take a dump? Do the cities or towns provide Port-A-Jons?

      • BackRowHeckler October 14, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

        Right on the sidewalk in plain view. No problem they can’t be arrested for what is just a natural function that’s all. What, are you against nature?

        • Q. Shtik October 14, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

          Right on the sidewalk in plain view. – BRH

          ===========

          In the distant past, in my youth, I was on a class trip in a bus in NYC. We were creeping, start and stop, down Bowery St which is NYC’s infamous “skid row” (they may have cleaned it up in recent years, I don’t know).

          So, while the bus sat motionless for a minute I looked out to my right on a store front. The door into the store was recessed back between glass display windows on either side.

          A man, no doubt a raging alcoholic, stood in this recessed area which afforded him a slight degree of privacy. He dropped his pants to his ankles, squatted on shaky legs (skinny white legs with red blotches, no muscle tone, that hadn’t caught a ray of sunshine in decades) and strained out a loose as a goose dump. I could only imagine how the store owner would feel when he arrived to open up the next business day and found that pile of shit in front of his door. And I was privy to the whole sordid show.

          • benr October 14, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

            This is a daily happening in the streets of San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
            This has been made far worse with the plastic bag ban as the homeless people used to crap in the bag tie it off and throw it away.
            Yes, folks that’s right the streets of California are paved in Shit not gold.
            Welcome to the jungle.

          • Disaffected October 14, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

            I think the Q. set you up for that one, BRH. Nevertheless, nice graphic account, Q.

  31. dorn October 14, 2022 at 11:32 am #

    To do this, we will have to breach the Vortex barrier. Maybe get Zed to do it.

  32. JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 11:37 am #

    The most amazing thing to me is that these people on TV making excuses for the dogma of the Dems. Actually believe what they are saying.

    Amazing.

  33. beantownbill. October 14, 2022 at 11:45 am #

    I think Jim is being too hopeful. During the last Great Depression, much unrest in the country occurred, the military sometimes had to be brought in, yet no widespread rebellion happened. People were tougher then, too.

    I see unrest in the very near future as the Democrats do anything to remain in power, but unrest is not rebellion.

    I sincerely wish that Jim is correct.

    Last night I was with friends when one of them, a died-in-the-wool Democrat and another friend got into it over politics. The Dem friend vociferously began shouting about how horrible Trump is, called him every name in the book, turned red in the face and ended up wishing him dead. Yet another friend told everyone to stop talking pollitics, and since we are all friends, the argument ended. What I experienced was very typical with Democrats in Greater Boston.

    I want the US to remain a single national entity, but after last evening, I may reconsider breaking up the country into regions.

    • neurodoc October 14, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

      There is no way the USCorp (which, by the way will be technically bankrupt tomorrow at the end of the 15 day grace period for bond pymt) can remain one entity; way too much hatred of both sides toward the other, too many cultural differences between red and blue areas. Reconciliation is clearly not possible at this point, or even desired by most people. Many historians are comparing this time period with that just prior to the first ‘civil’ war.

      Oh, and BTW, as Mark Twain said, ‘if voting mattered, they wouldn’t let us do it.’

      • MimiTN October 14, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

        If only we could split without war.
        I’d be happy to live in the second Confederate States of America.

        • Rain Waters October 14, 2022 at 8:36 pm #

          just call it Dixie this time please.

      • Woodchuck October 14, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

        Here is something about the US Civil War that I may regret later, and this will leave me open to being labeled as a fat shamer or maybe I’ve got “fatophobia” etc.

        There are CW enthusiasts out there that do CW battle re-enactments. They dress up in uniforms, have play guns and swords, make smoke and bangs, the whole thing. If you look at photos of these re-enactors and then look at photos of groups of real CW soldiers something will become obvious. Some of these actors will look remarkably overweight for a soldier. The photos show protruding bellies. The real CW soldiers, down to the very last one of them, will look lean and mean. There will be no overweight CW soldiers in any of the ancient pics. The diet of the average Confederate soldier was very bland and basic. These guys ate stuff we would refuse to eat today, and they could march 20 miles on that and maybe fight some the next day. People were used to experiencing pain and discomfort that most of us today have little experience with. People would eat food day after day after day that we would reject.

        Do US males today have what it takes to do a real civil war? Are the women interested in fighting and warfare? Also, what’s going to motivate them/anyone to fight? How much does the average tv watching Joe care about the sacred status of the “Union”? Will he/she get off the couch and go out and fight for the “Union”? Will they fight for their own particular state? Do they even care? Why should they care if it becomes obvious that they are getting nothing but negative results from the powers that be? Why wouldn’t they trust local governments much more?

        • Uncle Bob October 15, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

          Those “toy guns” are fully functional weapons that use blank charges. Many of them are replicas, while others are the real deal; either is capable of firing a round ball or Minie ball (depending on the weapon) that could kill you.

    • Rowdypiglet October 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

      I think that during the Depression there was not a sense among most people of any particular entity or group having caused it. This is different in that the people who comment here (for the most part) understand clearly exactly who has made this happen, as do the many others out there who feel the same. It’s a question of whether those who idiotically still blame Trump for everything can ever be made to turn on their own party. The verbal attack on AOC could, I hope, be a harbinger of the left gaining some realization of what they have caused. How hungry and cold will they have to get before they start blaming the dimwit they put in office (or the deep state that’s running him)?

  34. snagglepuss October 14, 2022 at 11:45 am #

    Did Tulsi G really say that? What a brave soul. She’d make a great Vice President.

    And how about the latest ‘ Gas Hub’ proposed by the Russians to ship to Turkey via the TurkStream Pipeline for onward distribution to Europe, and Putin says it makes sense to keep the prices low to avoid ‘politicalization ‘ of prices.

    What a chess master he is…..

    It’s going to be absolute blood in the streets when those mid terms are held. The world is finally waking up to the damage the neo cons and woke bastards have brought on the world. Can’t happen soon enough or hard enough.

    • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

      Poor thing had to endure Joe Rogan, who spent about 45 minutes re-telling (for the umpteenth time) the story of the fake boobs shop teacher from Canada (he said Washington state).

      She is a very patient woman really able to endure fools

      No wonder how she lasted with the DNC this long.

  35. Paula D October 14, 2022 at 11:47 am #

    Wow. If they have pissed off JHK that much they are really in trouble.

    For years JHK has advocated using the justice system to bring back accountability.

    Instead the Woke Totalitarians are using it to persecute their political opponents, to the cheers of people who don’t understand the basics of civilization or the rule of law.

    This has to stop, one way or another.

    • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

      The Communists can not be allowed to get in power. They are just the whip hand of the Capitalists. Their running dog lackeys as it were.

    • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

      JHK took the gloves off!

  36. gusgus2021 October 14, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

    I’ve worked outside for 22 years and it’s getting hotter faster and longer ,I think the motoring world is completely nuts ,either electric or gas …..but I never understood what people deny the weather is getting messed up
    I never get sticking up for a terrible world of shitty stucco houses ,shitty toyota camerys,and shitty strip malls ,screw the Suburban man and his Lawn and polo shirt ,
    anybody who doesn’t believe me come work on a Jobsite with me ,or come to work in the woods ……

    • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

      Ever watch Lawnmower Man? A retarded handyman named Job is turned into a genius. He attains the blending of bio and cyber life, and then flees to the cyber to escape justice, becoming a vengeful God vowing to destroy Mankind. He calls every person on Earth on the phone to announce his apotheosis and to launch Job’s War.

      • Q. Shtik October 14, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

        What in god’s name does your comment have to do with gus’s comment above your’s which you are presumably referring to?

        And gus’s comment is a mystery in its own right due to fucked up wording. I will deal with this in a separate reply to gus.

        • Disaffected October 14, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

          LOL! The Q. Man is tired of this bullshit and he’s not taking it anymore! Indiana on tap, Q. Should be a win!

          • Q. Shtik October 15, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

            Rutgers doesn’t play today. Their schedule calls today an “open” day. Indiana will be on Oct 22.

        • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

          Jarek was not very subtle wid his shade… retarded handyman.

        • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

          That’s not what I meant at all. Is Gus a handyman? He just says he works outside.

          He was talking about fuck their lawns and polo shirts and the movie popped into my mind.

          • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

            Oh, then you should definitely join him to get worked-over in the woods.

          • Jarek October 15, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

            What a mean thing to say. I assume you a phase shifting back to your normal personality – which is vastly inferior to the you of the last couple of months.

          • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

            Hahahahahaha!

    • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

      Yes of course. It is the shitty Camreys, the shitty stucco homes and the strip malls filled with the shitty working people with their miniscule lawns and aspirational branded shirts.

      Not the private jets.
      Not the yachts.
      Not the multiple homes and mansions.
      Not the penthouse skyscraper
      Not the private golf and tennis clubs
      Not the private resorts.
      Not the private polo grounds (just the tacky shirts, yeah, we get it)

      • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

        Lest we forget: the ferraris, porsches, range rovers, bugattis, rolls royces…

    • stelmosfire October 14, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

      22 years? That’s a pretty short time frame. That’s weather not climate.

      • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

        He said both, blame the heat I guess?

      • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 7:09 pm #

        @ stelmosfire:

        You can get a lot older in 23 years.

    • BackRowHeckler October 14, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

      The hottest decade was the 1930s. The period 1925-1938 saw the most destructive storms.

    • Q. Shtik October 14, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

      shitty toyota camerys – gusgus

      ===========

      Yes, of course, gus has misspelled that car’s name (it’s Camry) but that is not why I bring it up. Rather, I mention it because I have noticed more than one person mispronouncing Camry. (Please don’t ask why such a thing would bother me. It’s a foible of mine.)

      To understand the subtle point I am about to make you must first recognize two slightly different pronunciations of cam in words other than Camry.

      Do you notice that the cam in the word camshaft is a little different than the cam in camera? Well, I had this co-worker, Gordy, who pronounced Camry as CamRay where the Cam was like the cam in camshaft. And Ray should have been Ree.

      The correct pronunciation (unless you think it’s just an accent) is CamRee where the Cam sounds like the cam in camera.

      Capiche?

      • benr October 14, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

        I can answer it for you.

        Q YOU’RE NUTS.

      • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 8:40 pm #

        He misspelled it; he didn’t mispronounce it.

        • mrs_saj October 14, 2022 at 9:55 pm #

          My husband in the next room wants to know what I’m laughing at. I had to remind him it’s Friday.

      • Islander October 14, 2022 at 9:24 pm #

        Do you by chance mean

        “Capisce?”?

        • Q. Shtik October 15, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

          no, I got capiche from an on-line dictionary.

          • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 7:11 pm #

            @ Q. Shtik:

            Ah! So you too take the precaution of checking the spelling of words you are unsure about before posting.

          • Q. Shtik October 15, 2022 at 11:22 pm #

            So you too take the precaution of checking the spelling of words you are unsure about before posting. – Anthea

            =========

            Of course, doesn’t everybody?

      • Uncle Bob October 15, 2022 at 10:31 pm #

        On behalf of my Italian friends, it’s spelled “capice.”

        I say “cam” the same way whether I’m talking about Camrys, cameras, camshafts, or Cam Newton.

        • Q. Shtik October 16, 2022 at 11:35 pm #

          You must have a “tin” ear.

        • Islander October 17, 2022 at 9:19 am #

          UB:

          I believe the Italian is “Capisce?”

  37. niner October 14, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

    That was a sort of Kunstler symphony of rage to a beethovenic finale.

    But to get a little specific, the snakehead will try to slither away into a cleft in the rock.

    There with baleful eyes he will watch the rolling murder he left in
    his poisonous wake.

    No greater evil have we known in this country than fauci.

    I know, people will argue Gates and Soros.

    But for shear damage done around the world, you have to give the verdict to Fauci.

    RFK, jr, keeps doing it:

    therealanthonyfaucimovie.com/trailer ;

    lewrockwell.com/2022/10/thomas-woods/rfk-jrs-retirement-gift-for-fauci/ ;

    • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

      And who allows a Fauci?

    • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

      Who put Fauxi in power?

      • Night Owl October 15, 2022 at 3:31 am #

        Dick Cheney.

    • Islander October 14, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

      Thanks!

      I have registered at
      therealanthonyfaucimovie.com/trailer
      to be notified when the film comes out, on October 18.

      For ten days only those who have registered in advance will be able to see the film, per the sign-up page.

      So, share the link with friends.

      I guess the strategy here is to build “buzz” among those who are inclined to view the film and its message positively, before releasing it to wider distribution.

  38. 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

    “We work our jobs
    Collect our pay
    Believe we’re gliding down the highway
    When in fact we’re slip slidin’ away”

    Prescient lyrics.
    Where are we gliding to?

    What kind of future is out there that’s even worth getting on the highway for?

    We already know why they are working so hard to destroy the US.

    It is globalism
    It is one ruling class
    It is open and exploitable markets and central banking everywhere
    It is governing by way of compelling
    Digital currencies and social credits.
    Garnishing and surrendering and denying those who do not obey.

    It is about neo-feudalism
    Democracy and its close subordinates has been very short lived in the scope of human history

    The world simply cannot provide a basic standard of living to most without the few surrendering exorbitance.

    And that as Dicky Cheney said

    Is non-negotiable

    • malthuss October 14, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

      no, it is depopulation [for the top of the list].

    • Uncle Bob October 15, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

      Don’t forget that chip in your forehead or the palm of your hand. I hear the plan is to link them up so there’ll be a global hive mind that’s aware of everything you say, do, and think. Sounds like paradise. /sarc

  39. MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

    Most excellent and bombastic rant today, James! Thank you!

    If only there was an organized body that could round up these evil fucks and shove their asses into courtroom chairs (preferably, ones surrounded by bars).

    That I suppose has to materialize at some stage. I will continue to enjoy JHK’s hopeful view of comeuppance even if I remain skeptical.

  40. BackRowHeckler October 14, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

    Jeez Jim, I hope the Party of Chaos doesn’t Come For You — we know how much the Dems hate apostates and seek to punish them at all costs — dispatch their SD/NKVD enforcers from DC, the FBI, to have a little discussion with you about your political views.

  41. Jarek October 14, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

    Yes, apparently the “Justice Department” didn’t like the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe vs Wade. It doesn’t accept it and is now waging war on anti-abortion activists, Swatting them in front of their kids and families.

    The Thomas Moore Society – serious Catholic judicial muscle – is taking them on. God bless them.

    • Q. Shtik October 14, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

      What precisely is YOUR position on abortion? Are you 100% against it or are there legitimate exceptions?

      Would “I am too under resourced to raise a child, not to mention I have no husband” make abortion legitimate?

      How about “I know in my heart I would not be a good mother?”

      • Soul Forensics October 14, 2022 at 5:47 pm #

        Exceptions: rape, and medical crisis.

        My late father was the orphan of a “dine n’ dash” cad in Ireland in 1921. The mother, a destitute woman of 18, had to put the baby up for adoption. (There were no social services back then.)

        So even in those poverty-saturated times, social reasons aren’t an excuse for the termination pill or the forceps.

      • malthuss October 14, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

        he had quoted Mother Theresa on it, years back.

      • Jarek October 15, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

        The feminine passion for convenience and respectability are not valid reasons. But I admit that such exist.

        I’ve developed on both Christian and Pagan lines. They don’t meet. So I like to think of it as an arch. Only the Spirit itself can complete the arch with the final linking stone, the – what the word? Not capstone…..

        • Q. Shtik October 15, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

          keystone

          • Jarek October 16, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

            Ah, thank you.

            But never forget that the stone which the builder rejected is the head of the corner.

  42. stelmosfire October 14, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

    60 years ago today. Cuban missile crisis begins. A crisis two weeks before the midterms. Democrats did well in that one.

    • cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

      So what manufactured crisis are we going to have this time, starting around the week of October 24th? Should be interesting to wait and find out!

  43. tom clark October 14, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

    Provocative as always, Jimbo, with just the right amount of pith and bullshit to keep things interesting. As a geologist, I must comment briefly on your climate change thoughts. The earth is, of course, at least 5 billion years old (I know, fake news, cry the evangelicals who interpret the bible literally). Thanks for your catalog of climate change since the beginning of human history, but there were a hell of a lot of climate perturbations before that.

    Be that as it is, i submit that much of today’s climate angst is due to too many humans in all the wrong places. I’ve said it before on this blog and I’ll say it again (and I’m sure Jimbo would agree, based on his previous writings), “Infinite growth can’t go on forever in a finite world.”

    • benr October 14, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

      How long is a day from a Gods perspective?
      24 hours or a billion years?
      We know the bible says and on the 7th day God rested.
      Could the 7th day still be going on?

    • Uncle Bob October 15, 2022 at 10:56 pm #

      How long ago do you say evangelicals believe YHWH created the universe? Six thousand years? Six billion years?

      At no point does the Bible say anything like “On April 17, Year Zero, God created the heavens and the earth.” The thing non-believers trot out to prove their own superiority and that of almighty Science — that to God a thousand years are as a day, ergo the world is 6,000 years old, which carbon-14 dating and geological records show isn’t accurate; therefore, Judeo-Christian belief is a lie — is itself a flawed argument. The passage doesn’t say “the days in the Creation really weren’t days, but thousands year periods.” Instead, it tries to teach impatient people that God is infinite and works according to His plans, not our wishes.

  44. cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

    Came across this comment that just about sums it up:

    If you are a white Democrat who is tired of being told his child is a dirty racist just because the color of his skin come up vote republican. If you are a Latino or Latina tired of the racial slur Latanex, then vote republican. If you’re African American and you realize Black Lives Matter are crooks, and defund the police means moving police out of your neighborhoods and into upper middle class Rich liberal neighborhoods, vote republican.

    • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 8:44 pm #

      Sure.

      Vote for the other globalist party.

      That ought to do it.

      LOL.

      • Uncle Bob October 15, 2022 at 10:59 pm #

        The alternative is to tacitly approve of what Biden and his allies are doing by staying home or voting for the subversive fuckers in the Democrat Party. It’s not optimal, but voting Republican is our only real option.

  45. Roundball Shaman October 14, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

    “Did you actually propose, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, that the purpose of our misadventure in Ukraine was ‘to weaken Russia’?”

    One of the purposes of the Ukraine Exercise in Ongoing Death and Destruction is to further weaken ‘The Indispensable Nation!’. Billions upon billions of freshly conjured funny money has been channeled to the place that has been described as the most corrupt place on the face of the Earth. (Well, we know that’s not true. It’s at least the SECOND most corrupt place on the face of the Earth).

    What a magnificent advertisement in ‘Spreading Democracy!’ the World has been getting from the Indispensable Ones. Well, it’s not Democracy that’s being spread but something else. And lots and lots of it. Who says they’re be a problem getting fertilizer for the desperate farmers in the future? Just follow around the leadership of the Ukraine and the Poster Children Nation of Democracy and collect what comes out of their mouths. Fertilize problem, solved. Forever.

    “We’re not going to run Wal-Mart, Walt Disney World, and the suburbs on any combination of wind, solar, and recycled fry-max oil…”

    Maul-Mart, Walt’s Dissy World, and the suburbs are all things that have worn out their welcome. They don’t work any more. They are relics of a quickly-disappearing age of unnecessary consumption, unnecessary entertainment by Nasty Disney Social Engineers, and boring cookie-cutter, CCR-ravaged suburbs that no longer serve as safe harbor from dangerous cities but that themselves have become part of the urban rot that is eating away the soul of America. The urban rot is spreading out from America’s city centers and is engulfing formerly safe-spaced with it’s social and political and spiritual depravity. Look out exurbs and rural areas. Your next to go.

    “We’re Coming For You… Slip slidin’ away… Slip slidin’ away… This is the kind of country that the Party of Chaos has been grooming you up for.”

    And another song meant for our Age…

    “And then the days got worse and worse
    And now you see I’ve gone
    Completely out of my mind
    And, they’re coming to take me away ha-ha
    They’re coming to take me away ho ho hee hee ha ha
    To the funny farm
    Where life is beautiful all the time
    And I’ll be happy to see those nice young men
    In their clean white coats
    And they’re coming to take me away ha ha

    I heard you laugh, you laughed
    But now you know I’m utterly mad
    And, they’re coming to take me away ha ha
    They’re coming to take me away ho ho hee hee ha ha
    To the happy home with trees and flowers and chirping birds
    And basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes
    And they’re coming to take me away ha ha!
    To the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time”
    (- Napoleon XIV)

    The Indispensable Nation. Now… one big Funny Farm… that ain’t so funny.

  46. rackslope October 14, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

    Hope springs eternal.

    “But what bothers me most in all the chatter {on the net about the danger of nuclear war} is that there is very little talk about actually preparing—just fretting about it, thinking it is futile or looking for some political savior like Trump to come in and make sure it doesn’t happen, which is a false hope. Sadly, it’s been my experience that if you give people any hope at all that this won’t happen, they won’t prepare. Don’t be one of those. Time is getting short, so it’s time to get to work if you haven’t already started.”

    – Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief

    Hope springs eternal. But what if there is no hope? What if hope is another weapon in their arsenal to manipulate us.

    Hear me out. They own everything that matters. Our government. All media outlets that make any difference. All central banks. All institutions that matter. How can there be any hope?

    They manipulate the vote without consequence. They create whatever narrative they wish from any useful event. Or they create events to support a narrative. Obviously our Constitution is dead. How can there be any hope?

    They have grand plans and are executing them. These plans include a future for us that we would not willingly choose. Talk of cessation sparks more hope. But is it realistic? Cessation implies power we do not have. Many here have said that we can no longer vote our way back to what we had. I believe that is true and I believe it has been proven.

    So let us move beyond hope and ask truly relevant questions about the end game and how we can best deal with it.

    • rackslope October 14, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

      secession

    • cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

      Public assassinations of high-level officials in the street, and a return to smaller community lifestyles.

    • Woodchuck October 14, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

      “Hear me out. They own everything that matters. Our government. All media outlets that make any difference. All central banks. All institutions that matter. How can there be any hope?”

      It’s more like the have control over everything that matters. They have the power to control things powered by fossil fuels, and to make things such as the following inoperable for some reason or other:

      clothes dryers
      dishwashers
      indoor climate control
      trash compactors and garbage disposals
      fancy and complex electronic kitchen gadgets
      water heaters
      automobiles
      lawn mowers etc.

      There is only one way to best deal with it, Unfortunately that’s the way that most everyone won’t do and won’t plan for doing. That way is to live like our forebears did and learn a different lifestyle. This “new” style will involve a lot of intense physical activity and discomfort, and our forebears were used to it and didn’t know of any options to their situation. Persons addicted to soft, safe, and comfortable living might not wish to live any more under the old ways. So they pass away. End of story.

      • cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

        Solutions:

        Clothes Dryer: put them on a line to dry instead

        Dishwasher: wash dishes by hand or use disposable

        Indoor climate control: Don’t get that Nest thermostat!

        Trash/garbage disposal: Burn it in the backyard or take to a public park for dumping (redact all names and wear that trusty face mask when you do this)

        Kitchen gadgets: Use a manual whist, a hand blender, etc.

        Water heater: Simply do without hot water, or boil a basic over your backyard fire

        Automobiles: buy something pre-1995 with less electronics, stable a horse or mule, best yet ride a bike (manual powered, not battery)

        Lawn mowers: Let it grow longer, weeds be damned, or get goats to keep it cropped; better yet get a manual push mower with the spinning blade that lops off the top, no oil or gas necessary

        • Soul Forensics October 14, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

          Lawn mowers,

          Yes, manual push mowers was all anybody had when I was a kid. I used to mow our big yard every week, then manually rake it, then cut the edges with giant, unwieldy clippers. Took an hour and a half.

          An even better idea: rip out your lawn completely and use the entire space for a garden. If you’re in a sketchy or rural neighbourhood, prepare (accordingly and respectively) for marauding humans and animals.

        • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 8:38 pm #

          Have you visited places where they burn their own trash?
          The scent is unmistakeable.
          Like burnt plastic or rubber wedded to wood chargrill charcoal.
          It is the scent of primitivism

          • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 7:29 pm #

            @ 100th Avatar:

            Things have changed a lot on the trash-burning front. In the 1950s, everyone in my little town burned their own trash in a burn barrel. But back then, your trash was almost 100% paper.

            Nowadays, the trash is about 90% plastic in some form.

        • Night Owl October 15, 2022 at 3:35 am #

          A longer lawn actually keeps weeds to a minimum, and requires far less maintenence.

          As for cars, although the electronics have increased in modern cars, they are also more reliable.

          People forget how shitty car reliability used to be.

          • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 7:31 pm #

            @ Night Owl:

            I’m not sure of what time frame you are referring to on car reliabiltiy. I remember the cars of the 1950s and 60s being very reliable.

          • Night Owl October 16, 2022 at 4:17 am #

            One example= an oil change was (for many) a 2-3k event.

            My last Merc. had 15k intervals and I never had a problem. My current BMW goes 30k (km) before it needs one.

            Growing up, we had Chevy, Chrysler, Buick, and Toyota products in our family. The only car that was consistently reliable was the Toyota, but it rusted out after about 8 years.

            Modern cars have issues with plastic parts giving out with repeated heat cycling in the engine bay, but those plastic parts are often needed to reduce weight, given all of the added safety systems modern vehicles require.

      • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 7:24 pm #

        @ Woodchuck:

        I agree. I think that the only effective response must be to categorically reject every aspect of modern life that depends on centralized control. That is the premise of the Amish.

        But, probably more importantly, we will have to return being “a moral and religious people.”

        I’m not sure it’s even possible to be “a moral and religious people” in a moral, economic, and social environment that is centrally controlled–by people who wish to destroy you. You’ve placed yourself in a position in which you must do as they say, live as they say, and believe as they say, or die.

  47. docmartin October 14, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

    Hopefully the soon to be Republican house ( fingers crossed the senate also) will focus on one or two left wing criminals to go after and not try and round up everyone. Chopping a few prominent heads off will cause the body to wither. Please concentrate on one or two prime examples to humiliate and destroy. It usually works like a charm to silence the rest, I.e. give ‘em the same shit they gave us only more so.

    • cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

      Better than that, act like they don’t exist, revoke their privileges, censure everyone. Declassify all documents and bring the slime into the light.

      Cancel culture goes both ways. There are some stores and public places I refuse to visit or patronize ever again for the rest of my natural life due to the Covid policies and restrictions they had in place. I know I am just one person, big deal, but I adhere to principles and every little bit I can do matters.

      • Soul Forensics October 14, 2022 at 4:12 pm #

        “Cancel culture goes both ways.”

        When you boycott a business, you’re not cancelling them, just retracting support. What the evil cancelers do is a different animal altogether.

    • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

      It’s as if people have a lot of pent-up totally unreal expectations of a Republican majority.

      Dare I remind you to be headed up by one Mitch McConnell.

      It is almost as if people never learn that salvation never comes from the ballot box.

      But superficial accomplishment does.
      ‘Til it wears off
      in 2-4 years

      Repeat and repeat

      • lbs October 14, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

        Change is slow under our system and especially the Senate with its 6 year terms.

        There will only be a slight improvement after this election. If we’re stuck at 50 it’s an extremely slight improvement. If we win 53 it’s a bit more.

        Either way we not only need to gain a dominant majority in the Senate, but need to root out the rotten applies on our side such as Romney, McConnell, etc.

        It’s a mistake to think either that it can’t change or that it is going to change quickly. It will change slowly. The 2022 elections will be a good start thanks to a big gain in the House.

        • Alzaebo October 15, 2022 at 7:59 am #

          How do we root out the rotten apples by handing them a big win? That’s the dilemma.

        • Uncle Bob October 15, 2022 at 11:11 pm #

          Romney is actively working to help a CIA turd beat one of the few constitutionalists in the Senate, Mike Lee, because of what Lee is. McConnell hates Lee, Cruz, Hawley, and Paul for not being part of the club. If the GOP wins the Senate, they can maybe slow down the bad guys. If the Dems win the Senate, the filibuster will go away, the federal bench will be filled with Marxists, and that fucking piece of shit from Brooklyn will think himself a god.

  48. Soul Forensics October 14, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

    I appreciate the “Kafka’s castle” reference in JHK’s post. I recently reread The Trial. We’re all potential (in some cases, actual) Mr K’s now (not our host Mr. K, but the fictional protagonist).

    Arrests won’t even need the presumption of a charge.

  49. cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

    So True: “Candace Owens Says Being a ‘Straight White Male’ Today is ‘Exactly’ Like Being Black American During Segregation”

    “We’ve now somehow gotten into this society where people are pretending what we’re doing is equality and it’s not,” Owens said. “If we have ever achieved an equality in this country, then you wouldn’t blink if anybody says ‘Asian Lives Matter,’ no one blinks. ‘Black Lives Matter,’ no one blinks. But, ‘White Lives Matter.’ They fell apart. Right?”

    “You have to be something. It’s like, people lie, they’re lying on college applications. They’re like, ‘Okay, I’m white, but I’m also trans.’ And you’re like, ‘What? Why are you pretending?’ Because, ‘I don’t want people to think I’m too normal,’” she added.

    “And people, you know, they’re just trying to find something that makes them not White. Right?” said Owens. “And it’s really staggering to think that once upon a time, that is exactly what the experience was for a Black American.”

    “Being a Black American was so problematic that you weren’t going to be allowed into the room. Now you have the exact same thing happening in reverse, and you have liberals trying to convince you that that’s equality,” she said. “It’s not! All lives matter. And that’s including White lives matter, you know?”

    Preach it sister! For anyone that doesn’t agree with this, well then you are sexist and racist.

    • lbs October 14, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

      Leftists aren’t as racist as they make themselves out to be. In the intersectionalist caste system, far and away the most important criterion to high status is blind obedience to the cult. The rest is basically smoke and mirrors.

      • Jarek October 14, 2022 at 11:50 pm #

        The Cult is vehemently anti-White so its members must be as well. It’s a religion – one without salvation only repentance and self torture.

  50. lbs October 14, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

    We’ll only make a little progress holding the Democrats accountable after this year’s election.

    After 2024, the prospects are good we can make some serious headway in clearing out their corrupt regime.

    • cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

      By 2024 the country will be tearing apart at the seams.

      • Blackbird October 15, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

        By 2024, the Hildebeast will be President-for-Life.

        • Uncle Bob October 15, 2022 at 11:14 pm #

          You mean The Whore of Babylon

  51. cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 4:44 pm #

    The NATO Charter clearly states that “No country at war may petition for membership status, join, or be approved as a NATO nation-state member.”

    The Ukraine is presently at war. Ergo, the Ukraine cannot appeal for membership to NATO at this time. If the Ukraine is for some reason admitted this would be in direction violation of the NATO Charter.

    • Paula D October 14, 2022 at 8:56 pm #

      IMF funds are not supposed to go to a country that is killing its own people.

      Check out Joe Biden bragging about withholding $1 billion in IMF funds from Ukraine until they fired the prosecutor looking into his son’s sugar daddy’s corruption.
      That money was not supposed to go to Ukraine at all, since they were busily killing their own people in the east.

      I’m not sure about the US, but the Dems did impeach Trump because they said he withheld weapons to Ukraine. While Ukraine was killing its own people.

      They don’t follow the rules. Rules are for the little people.

      • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 10:29 pm #

        Great points, both of you.

        It’s astounding that not one leader on the world stage is pointing any of this out.

    • rackslope October 15, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

      NATO will not allow Ukraine to join. NATO does not want to be in a direct hot conflict with Russia at this time. They want exactly what they have, a proxy war through Ukraine and all the lucrative side deals that come with it.

  52. EdD October 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

    I can see some of that happening but only a few years after most people totally stop watching TV. It isn’t just TV news reports that push the propaganda, but TV news sets the stage for all of the fabric of misdirection. As long as most people turn on their TVs as soon as they get home, or as soon as they get out of bed, in some cases, the zombification will continue.

    TV watching is like an IV infusion of nonsense that grips the mind and subverts critical thinking. Most people here, in the US, are hooked up to their IVs with the steady drip of the story of the day. Reality can’t intrude unless it’s an actual catastrophe.

    Sorry for being such a downer.

    • cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 5:07 pm #

      A few months ago I completely unhooked by antenna TV so that I no longer receive any signal over the air. It is now merely a TV box used to watch DVDs. Never have I felt better about myself in my life. As for the IV infusion drip, this CFN blog is all that I need!

      • toktomi October 14, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

        @cowbell81

        you’re getting there

        the only thing that is here is merely some of the stuff to not be concerned about.

        I come around only because I am so intrigued about how someone could evolve from The Long Emergency to here.

        ~toktomi~

      • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

        @ cowbell:

        I did the same as you, but in my case it was when TV went digital. I just kept the old analog TV and never got around to getting a converter box.

        The only reason I had a TV at all for many years was because I had kids at home. I literally never watched it myself–usually not even when we rented movies. (Movies have always bored me.) After TV went digital, the one child I had still at home watched a couple of her favorite TV shows on her laptop and didn’t miss having a TV at all.

        I have rarely watched TV since I got out of high school in 1965. In my single days, I kept my TV in the hall closet and only got it out if I had heard about severe weather coming. When my kids were little, we rarely had a working TV, and even when we did, it was rarely turned on.

        TV hasn’t been a part of my life for most of my life–so much so that I’ve always been really shocked to see what’s on there, if I am at someone else’s house.

  53. cowbell81 October 14, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

    Watched a video of Nancy Pelosi in her bunker on January 6th, and she clearly said that “It would take days to get the Capitol back in order because of all the defecation and poo poo left on the House floor.”

    Hearing her say this and seeing her shaking in her dainty high heels was so hilarious. What I would say to her is that all that “defecation and poo poo” should certainly have made her feel right at home in her elected district of San Francisco. Maybe some of that “poo poo” was left behind by the House members as they so cowardly fled for their lives. Throw a couple of used needles in there for good measure!

    • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 6:52 pm #

      She said she wanted to punch Trump.

      I would love to see someone punch her lights out and Schumer’s too.

    • SW October 16, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

      Cowbell81 — They’ve milked the January 6th cow for all its worth.

  54. toktomi October 14, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

    demonstrative performance

    the magician’s ploy at misdirection

    Speak not of the rigged game but of the despicable character of one of the teams or the other.

    Rant and rave but do it only in the vernacular of
    the mainstream narrative.

  55. Jo-G October 14, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

    “drove our country to its knees and half out of it’s mind.” Completely out of its mind. None of the news stories I get coming from the US makes sense and when I return for a few weeks it is difficult to point this out to friends and family over there. Their response sounds deranged. They never acknowledge that the stories presented on TV are illogical. From what I can tell the contradictions in the news stories are never resolved in their minds before the next hysteria captures their thoughts.

    “to a tripling of cancer rates in the ranks.” I know someone who needs a minor stomach surgery but has a problem getting a surgeon. They’re all busy with stomach cancer surgeries.

    The climate change prescriptions partially match what is needed in the age of oil and gas depletion. Except I don’t read much about dismantling suburbia. It is odd that we can’t discuss the real problems and have to make up fake problems.

    In so far as a percentage of electric vehicle charge power comes from coal, nuclear, hydro and other non-oil sources they do help conserve oil. Around here I see more and more electric bicycles and scooters and these one wheel devices. They must save oil when used as a substitute for cars. I recall Lee Iacocca leaving the automobile industry for the e-bike industry years ago. It looks like he was ahead of his time.

    • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

      Yeah, I read a MDs treatise on the increase in younger cancers this afternoon.

      Pollution, diet, obesity, diabetes, all the long term causes were mentioned but no real reason why all of a sudden young people.

      Hmmm, not one mention of Covid or its cousin, the vaxx. Both seem to do a pretty good job of screwing up immune systems, the primary defense against cancer, or of the increase in autoimmune problems.

      The medical profession, to a man/woman is a fraud.

      • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 6:50 pm #

        The forty percent increase in sudden adult death is being swept under the rug also. No mention of Covid +vaxx there either.

  56. GreenAlba October 14, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

    Amazing film from Spain, with English narrative. Two hours 16 mins: The Big Reset.

    odysee.com/@thebigreset:1/ENGLISH:bb

    It covers everything to do with the plandemic and the vaxxes – huge amount in the later part on the nanotech in the vials and their purpose.

    Redneck will be able to give us an appraisal in due course. It will be fascinating to see how he deals with the session deep in the French countryside where the scientists are reading bluetooth codes from the injected (MAC codes – can’t remember what it stands for).

    • anmariwakaranai October 14, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

      Thanks Alba, will watch. Did my red shift post show up Right above yours?

      • GreenAlba October 14, 2022 at 6:17 pm #

        I don’t see it, anmari! If you log out, you can see what other people can see without the ‘awaiting moderation’ ones with accidental links in. So I discovered by accident yesterday.

        • anmariwakaranai October 14, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

          OkA!

    • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

      How he deals with —-

      Just like anything, whatever the Lib opinion is, announced in the media, that is what his opinion is. He probably considers 1984 as a guidebook.

      • anmariwakaranai October 14, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

        They are hypnotised by the bought and paid for tv newz heads. They are unreachable. Most by suicide….

    • Soul Forensics October 14, 2022 at 11:39 pm #

      Wow! Yeadon is now(?) living out of a suitcase in some undisclosed location in Central America.

      I always thought he’d be #1 on the hit list: long-time respected (in person and position) R & D man for Pfizer forcefully blowing the whistle.

      • GreenAlba October 15, 2022 at 6:04 am #

        He’s in Florida, SF. But he and his wife made their way to the US via Mexico. They came in legally. Somebody elsewhere said he had dual UK/US passports – not sure if that’s true but he got a visa because he’d arranged work. A while ago, I saw an interview between him and James Delingpole, which was not long after they’d got to the US. He was hoping to help Ron de Santis out as a scientific advisor.

    • Night Owl October 15, 2022 at 3:39 am #

      They are well into rolling out phase II now:

      “CBDC can allow gov agencies & private sector players to program/allow targeted policy functions (i.e. consumption coupons) By programming #CBDC the money can be precisely targeted for what kind of people can own & what kind of use this money can be utilized” Bo Li, #IMF”

      https://twitter.com/TimHinchliffe/status/1581058535609495552?cxt=HHwWgMDTgZCXhvErAAAA

      From the Mouth of Sauron itself:

      “’Introducing a #CBDC is not a universal solution. It has to come in a package with digital and financial literacy and identity, among other things. For that, public and private sectors have to work together.’ Cecilia Skingsley, #BISInnovationHub Head #IMFMeetings #DigitalMoney”

      https://twitter.com/BIS_org/status/1581037484422537216?cxt=HHwWgICpueTN_PArAAAA

      • GreenAlba October 15, 2022 at 6:14 am #

        Great how they say everything in opposite-world language, so the IMF seminar is called ‘CBDCs for financial inclusion.’

        They’re going to be doing so much inclusion it will warm the cockles of your heart.

        • Night Owl October 15, 2022 at 7:58 am #

          I was going to mention that, yes, but I figured it was preaching to the choir.

          This sort of linguistic and psychological manipulation is a major part of why so many have seemingly been lobotomized these days.

    • benr October 15, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

      Media access control = mac it’s a hexidecimal address used for networking usually no other hardware has the number however it can cause real problems whentwo exist on the same network and I have seen it.

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAC_address

      • GreenAlba October 15, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

        Thanks, Ben. I looked it up and got Message Authentication Code, but in the film it was definitely the 16-digit code as you describe.

  57. anmariwakaranai October 14, 2022 at 6:10 pm #

    “What he exposed of the chart during this testimony may have relevance today. He described how their plan for a world takeover involved shutting off electricity, destroying stored food, farmers’ strikes, rail strikes, miners’ strikes and engineers’ strikes. “Everything will be paralysed, nothing will move … If you live in a large city, how are you going to get your food if they don’t bring it to you?” he asked.”

    John Todd, archdruid 1978

    Expose news

  58. JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

    Just thinking.

    I remember when Johnny Carson moved from NYC to LA. He was really surprised at how different the people of the West Coast were from the East Coast.

    If the US divides up, I believe that there will be a huge chasm between the Coasts. The East Coast are dependent gimme Leftists, the Blues that is, especially around NYC and DC. The West Coast is more aggressive, more innovative, but still has the problem of economic losers, the homeless.

    The character of the two are different, and the Libs associated want different things. East wants handouts and gubment jobs, the West more immigrants, mor money for the immigrants, and the middle class to go elsewhere. The East is very old, staid and class driven where the West is full of nouveau riche, and first generation wealthy. Even the Mobs are different. I do not know if Newsome and his WC Mob want any part of the WEF, except maybe to control it.

    The Reds are almost a buffer between two philosophies.

    Does Newsome want to be president of the US or of the California confederation?

    • malthuss October 14, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

      divisions in USA are about race and identity.

      what is a latino? a hispanic? a bipoc?

      • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 6:38 pm #

        Not only, regional differences exist, due to who inhabits them. For example. Blacks of the two coasts are different, as well as Latinos. Whites definitely are different.

        I really believe that the different areas will not be able to coexist much longer.

        • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

          Religion divides areas too.

          • Rain Waters October 14, 2022 at 8:58 pm #

            but religion brings yours together

      • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

        And BTW, answer your own question. What IS a Black, a Latino, a White? What defines an individual? Is Candace Owens a Black, or Beyoncé? What about AOC? There are no longer clear lines of distinction in this country.

        Look at immigration at the border. Who is coming in? No longer just Latinos!

        • benr October 14, 2022 at 8:32 pm #

          No, we are awash in Chinese people who are not fun to live around.

      • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

        Excuse me, I believe that’s “Latinx” you bigot 😉

    • Roundball Shaman October 14, 2022 at 7:13 pm #

      JohnAZ: “I remember when Johnny Carson moved from NYC to LA. He was really surprised at how different the people of the West Coast were from the East Coast.”

      Johnny Carson experienced three stark and distinct American mentalities and lifestyles in his life.

      First, the bedrock Middle American farm life styles of Iowa and Nebraska. And the down-to-Earth people who believe in God and work the land.

      Later, he found himself in the middle of the harsh Urban jungle of New York City with it’s hard edge and ‘attitude’ and self-satisfied sense of superiority over people like those who live in Iowa and Nebraska.

      And then… the Land of Fruits and Nuts. A land blessed with physical beauty but populated by many people who are empty in mind and void in spirit.

      No wonder he was amazed at what he saw once getting West of Blythe and Needles and ending up at the edge of World in the smoggy basin in which beautiful downtown Burbank sits.

      The beauty of waving fields of corn and wheat to the hustle and competitiveness of a World-Class city to… where the hell am I and how did I get here?

      “If the US divides up, I believe that there will be a huge chasm between the Coasts.”

      America has always been a patchwork of separate ‘countries’ pretending to be One under one flag. It’s always been a land that and a people that’s starkly different from area to area.

      The difference now is that we no longer pretend to be one Nation any more. We now recognize that we never were one nation in any real sense. And the fact that our internal differences have been intensified and ramped-up over the years has led to that sense of division to be fully risen in the American consciousness.

      Carson used to critique both political parties with gusto because he wanted to welcome all of America to what was must-see TV for a generation. No one does that anymore. Just play to your Echo Chamber and demonize your ‘others’. That’s what is now peddled as ‘entertainment’. But it’s nothing but viciousness and being mean-spirited and contributing nothing to the health of the audience.

      In whatever form our Nation evolves in the coming days… one thing most people do agree upon is that they have lost faith in the old
      political structures themselves. Always has been the great fear in the Dark Deep State Predator Class.

      • benr October 14, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

        To vote Democrat is really to vote for evil.
        To vote Republican is to vote for the lessor of two evils unless they side with the Democrats then they are actually worse.

      • Disaffected October 14, 2022 at 10:55 pm #

        Excellent juxta positional observations Roundball. Carson was almost certainly the last of a generation of Americans who viewed the nation as a going concern, a rift that many of us of a certain age in the early 90’s felt as well. No coincidence I think that that also coincided with the dissolution of the old Soviet empire, the existential enemy of the American empire for all those many years. Alas, mere words don’t do that period justice:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jMlFXouPk8&list=RD7jMlFXouPk8&start_radio=1&rv=7jMlFXouPk8&t=0

  59. anmariwakaranai October 14, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

    In comes the red shift, with head of a dog
    In a Whale bone rib cage cathedral
    Where unto prionic dust your blood brain burns
    But it is not consumed.

    Where you took giga bites
    But were not sated
    And the population exploded inversely
    While men gave suck.
    ——-

    “RUSSIA remains one of the most mysterious countries in both historical and current affairs. It is “ground zero” for several seismic events in both history and prophecy.

    For instance, Freemasons considered Russia to be the best candidate to experiment with a synthesis of Enlightenment philosophies:

    Communism, which so many believed to be an invention of Marx, had been fully hatched in the mind of the Illuminists long before he was put on the payroll. —Stephen Mahowald, She Shall Crush Thy Head, p. 101

    The organization of the secret societies was needed to transform the plans of the philosophers into a concrete and formidable system for the destruction of civilization. [1] —Nesta Webster, World Revolution, p. 20, c. 1971

    Thus, said Pius XI:

    Russia [was considered] the best-prepared field for experimenting with a plan elaborated decades ago, and who from there continue to spread it from one end of the world to the other. —POPE PIUS XI, Divini Redemptoris, n. 24; .vatican.va

    So dangerous were the sophistries of practical atheism, materialism, evolutionism, rationalism, Marxism, etc. that eight popes in seventeen official documents condemned speculative Freemasonry, with over two hundred papal condemnations issued by the Church either formally or informally in less than three hundred years.[2] And not only the Magisterium, but Heaven itself intervened in spectacular fashion with apocalyptic messages to warn of Russia’s philosophic errors:”

    Markmallett.comblog the chastisement comes part II

    • Woodchuck October 14, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

      “So dangerous were the sophistries of practical atheism, materialism, evolutionism, rationalism, Marxism, etc.”

      These “isms” you mention were given birth during the short reign of the Jacobins. They wished to overturn all established and traditional order and belief systems. The Jacobin’s wished to end the Christian religion and to end the old European aristocracy. Then they would be the new aristocrats promoting the religion of materialism. One of the most horrifying stories I’ve ever read about was what happened when the Jacobin’s went into the French Vendee, killing and torturing as many Catholics as they could. Perhaps just as horrifying as the much earlier Catholic Crusade against the Albigensian’s.

      As for Russia, she’s not only the largest nation on the planet, she is also officially sponsoring and recommending the Russian Orthodox Church. There was anger in the West about this. Voices in Europe and USA were very critical and were insisting it was dangerous for a church to have state support in that way. Church and state must be separated eh? Russia has been Orthodox for the last 1000 years, and she has never been burdened with the type religious warfare that the West indulged in for a number of centuries. That was a time when “Christians” hacked each other to pieces on Western battlefields due to squabbles over doctrine and authority. Russian Christianity isn’t under papal authority and hasn’t been for a 1000 years. And these problems have been going on for a 1000 years. It’s similar to the Shia/Sunni conflict in Islam that’s been an ongoing 600 year old fight. Incredible that conflicts can drag out this long, but they do.

      • BackRowHeckler October 14, 2022 at 9:21 pm #

        Russia avoided the Catholic-Protestant conflagration of the Thirty Year War, the worst European conflict in history up until WW1, largely for the reasons you cite above. Russia couldn’t avoid WW1 tho, and ended up losing 2 1/2 million dead.

        Its interesting to note that the great battles of 1914-1917 were fought over the same ground as is being fought over today. Its not for nothing that Yale professor Tim Snyder called Ukraine ‘The Bloodlands.’

  60. anmariwakaranai October 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

    Court testimony reveals that Canada’s top health expert did not recommend a vaccine be a requirement before boarding a bus, train or plane. Even worse, the human trial for the Covid vaccine is now underway and millions of Canadians are part of the experiment.

    It’s an astounding revelation, according to lawyer Keith Wilson, who is representing former Newfoundland Premier Brian Peckford’s lawsuit against the federal government for what they describe as the most far-reaching breach of charter rights in Canadian history. It prevented six million people’s right to freedom of movement because of a ban against unvaccinated people from travelling on buses, trains and planes.

    Expose-news.com

    • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 6:43 pm #

      How can they be so stupid. Even the biggest medical frauds recognize the fact that the vaxx does not stop transmission and indeed might spread it faster. What sense does it make?

      In the USA, 24 days from now, the most important election to date is here. If the wrong folks are returned to DC, #$&*@&$*.

  61. JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 6:56 pm #

    One more thought.

    How many times have I heard that the Libs are trying to protect democracy.

    No way, Jose. They are trying to protect the Deep State against the people, just the opposite of democracy.

    POC, when are you going to get your heads screwed on right and vote for the parties that want you treated equally and not as a gimme state?

  62. amb October 14, 2022 at 7:13 pm #

    As my grandmother used to say… “From your lips, to God’s ears.” I’m right there with you JHK, and share your sentiments and dream.

    Unfortunately, I’m afraid that the current American is too degraded and cowardly to rise up and overthrow authoritarianism.

    Turning these decades of infiltration and degeneration of our government, institutions and culture around would be a huge undertaking, requiring high survival potential, courage and bravery, insouciance, and a determination to overcome all obstacles to reach the goal.

    • tucsonspur October 14, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

      insouciance?

  63. avartist October 14, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

    Tulsi Gabbard was like the kid that yelled – The emperor has no clothes.

    • Walter B October 14, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

      It is a movement, and we must accelerate it!

    • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 8:27 pm #

      Well Tulsi Gabbard is very late to her party.

    • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 10:10 pm #

      Until she gets elected.

      Then she’s Obama 2.0.

      • JohnAZ October 15, 2022 at 11:12 am #

        MQ

        I have read your remarks about all the potential candidates. You do not like anyone?

        Who exactly would make a good candidate for president? You have to pick someone, even while you may be holding your nose.

        • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

          I don’t vote and consider our elections the most ridiculous of the clown shows. For one thing, we don’t get to elect good people. We get to choose from various assholes who are part of the global elite.

          YOu think it’s an election when someone has to be in the club and pay $250 million to even become a viable candidate?

          LMAO.

          I can’t believe Americans fall for this bullshit scam year after year, even after it became obvious that elections are a BIG FUCKING SHOW.

        • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

          No I don’t have to ‘pick someone.’

          What a bizarre line of reasoning.

          • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

            I have rarely voted, and every time I did it seems that I got suckered.

          • Blackbird October 15, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

            I think JAZ is more interested in who you think would make a worthy President, rather than claiming that you have to vote in the next selection of King Clown. If I am correct, then I think it’s an interesting question.

            For example: among historical figures who got close, but no oval office, I’d pick Aaron Burr; open it to anyone, well, I gotta vote for myself – sometimes ya just can’t trust anyone else.

          • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 8:58 pm #

            Same.

          • MaryQueen October 16, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

            I’m not good at fairy tale type questions.

  64. tucsonspur October 14, 2022 at 7:32 pm #

    Mark Kelly will probably beat Masters, the Republican, in Arizona, no change here.

    Warnock is ahead of Walker in Georgia. Maybe no change.

    Fetterman is ahead of Oz in PA.

    NC Senate race is very close, as it is in Wisconsin.

    Ohio is close as is Nevada.

    It is very possible that the Dems could GAIN two Senate seats, 52 to 48. That this possibility even exists after all of the woke wickedness by the Dems just boggles the mind.

    Impeachment conviction? Fuggedaboutit!!

    • JohnAZ October 14, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

      Yeah, TS, if the left leaning polls continue as they are.

      I am so disgusted by the American voter. How can they vote Democrats into any office after seeing what the Dem dogma does to the country?

      Are we a nation of masochists?

      Or what I fear, a gimme nation through and through.

      Here is the scary part. If this IS what the nation is today, I can no longer call myself an American.

      Along with a long list of others on this blog.

    • 100th Avatar October 14, 2022 at 8:27 pm #

      This was a country not worth caring about a long long time ago.

      If not only for a citizenry that relishes fitting its own noose.

  65. tucsonspur October 14, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

    ‘Later, he found himself in the middle of the harsh Urban jungle of New York City with it’s hard edge and ‘attitude’ and self-satisfied sense of superiority over people like those who live in Iowa and Nebraska.’ RS

    Hard edged it is. That ‘attitude’ can be off putting and offensive, but I understand it and even condone it to a degree. Living and working there is tough, not to say that farm life isn’t, but it’s a different kind of tough.

    Crime, the energetic, competitive pace, the hordes of people, the confined spaces, the cosmopolitan ‘sophistication’ and cynicism if you will, all contribute to having that ‘attitude’.

    Brooklyn born, Manhattan bred! (Poor side of town)

    • benr October 14, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

      Bah New Yorkers are just for the most part assholes.

    • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

      @ tucsonspur:

      I lived in NYC for several years, and I never could see that there was anything all that energetic or fast-paced about it. Everyone went to work and came home, same as everywhere else–except that in NYC the workday is 9:00-5:00, and in the Midwest it’s 8:00-5:00. And depending what part of town you lived in and what places you frequented, there weren’t even “hordes of people” or “confined spaces” any more than anywhere else. (A Kansas City bus in the 70s was just as crowded as a NYC subway car.) The Upper West Side (where I lived) did not feature crowded sidewalks and streets–though there was a lot of dogshit around, at that time. Some stores were busy (Zabar’s was often pretty crowded) and some weren’t–like anywhere else. Some restaurants were busy and some weren’t–like anywhere else. There wasn’t even that much crime. There was a LOT more crime in Kansas City, Missouri, in the 70s than in NYC.

      So much of what is said about NYC is pure myth.

  66. benr October 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

    The village idiot showed the depths of his absolute partisanship or rampant stupidity?
    I still can’t decide if he is really this obtuse.
    Once in a while I see some flash of thought process but then it is buried under the detritus of absolute hogwash.
    Sometimes I feel like a response of DERP dErP DERpity DeRp is all he deserves.

    Redneck Liberal
    October 13, 2022 at 7:01 pm #
    Jeepers…that was possibly the most confused thing I’ve read from you.

    ONANist News is not a ‘victim’ of anything, either.

    REPLY
    benr
    October 14, 2022 at 10:13 am #
    De-platformed for reporting the news and you falsely contend they are not victims? Cancelled for an opposing viewpoint is there anything more un-American?
    Is there a term below village idiot in terms of actual stupidity?

    Cable providers are telling them No and won’t carry their content not because they are lying or selling content that is objectionable unless of course the truth is now objectionable.

    That is the essence of victimization on a business platform.

    • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 8:58 pm #

      You are right, he really only deserves a “DERP DERP DERP” as a reply.

    • Redneck Liberal October 14, 2022 at 9:11 pm #

      Weep & moan, sad wee benr…can YOU get OAN yourself? If so, then it’s not been ‘cancelled’, has it. Victimhood suits you. Wrap that flag tighter round yourself, and get a day-glo bible.

      • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 9:30 pm #

        DERP a DERP a DERPY-DOOOOO

      • benr October 15, 2022 at 11:37 am #

        A couple of questions.
        Do I really have to spell it out for you?
        Do you understand how broadcasting companies, market share, profit and billing works?
        Keeping OAN off of COX, SPECTRUM, TIME WARNER, AT&T. DISH, XFINITY, VERIZON or one of a couple dozen more while we get 1k channels of other garbage is all political.
        It is not about profit at that point and more to the point some areas are limited on what networks you can buy into.
        My area Spectrum, AT&T, or Dish which is part of AT&T and spectrum is part of Time Warner. sO THE OPTIONS TO WATCH TEEVEE or get internet are bleak.

        This is literally about reporting the big steal election fraud voting machine scandal.
        They bring in millions of viewers unlike failing outfits like CNN.

        The future is looking bleak for One America News Network, which is being dropped by Verizon, the last major cable operator to run the strident right-wing cable channel.

        OAN was not able to reach agreement with Verizon, which will stop showing OAN on its Fios TV service as of July 31, as the Daily Beast first reported. It’s another hit to San Diego-based OAN, which in April stopped appearing on DirecTV, which accounted for nearly half of the 35 million homes that had been able to get OAN on cable or satellite TV.

        .@CBSNews has confirmed @thedailybeast/@justinbaragona’s reporting that OAN is being dropped by Verizon at the end of the month. Full statement from @Verizon below: pic.twitter.com/Q3aCIE801c

        — Jake Rosen (@JakeMRosen) July 21, 2022
        Verizon confirmed the report in an email to CBS MoneyWatch, with the company signaling politics had not been a factor.

        “Our negotiation with OAN has been a typical, business as usual carriage negotiation like those that routinely happen between content distributors and content providers,” Verizon said in its statement. “These negotiations were focused on economics, as they always are, but OAN failed to agree to fair terms.”

        OAN did not respond to a request for comment.

        Founded by tech entrepreneur Robert Herring, OAN was criticized for spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 election. The channel, along with Newsmax, has sought out conservative viewers who believe right-leaning Fox News has not been sufficiently loyal to former President Donald Trump.

        The Washington Post in 2017 cited internal company emails in reporting Herring had instructed the channel’s staff not to run anything negative about Trump.

        OAN is being sued for defamation by voting machine company Dominion, which contends its reputation was harmed by false claims related to Trump’s election loss.

        No, I am pretty sure you don’t understand any of it since your ridiculous viewpoint is blasted all over the likes of CNN a losing network with failing market share. Thye are propped up by progressive billionaires who favor propaganda of truth.

        • Redneck Liberal October 15, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

          Cry your MAGAt tears, wee Ben.

          • benr October 15, 2022 at 6:53 pm #

            Poor rednut lunatic you try and try but fail in everything you do.

            Keep trying but you really are a poor troll.

          • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 8:43 pm #

            If we encountered Redneck Liberal (and a few others here) in real life, they would be so visibly such no-account people that we would automatically shun them.

  67. benr October 14, 2022 at 8:39 pm #

    It’s being reported that Joe Biden asked the house of Saud to delay the cutting of production till after November so it would not affect his party’s ability to win elections.

    I can’t even begin to say what a cynical POS he is.
    They have run out of strategic reserve padding to keep the price of gas from rising beyond 5.00 in most of the country and 7.00 her in kleptofornia.

    If this is not an impeachment offense colluding with a foreign country to affect election results what is?

    cnbc.com/2022/10/13/biden-admin-asked-saudi-arabia-to-postpone-opec-cut-by-a-month-saudis-say.html

    Yet all we here is Trump Trump Trump.

    Newsflash Trump is not the problem we have at this time Joe Biden and his insane policies are.

    • benr October 14, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

      Not a fan of Saudi Arabia but I support the decision to out Joe Biden.
      Obama once said his energy policies would drive the cost of energy up and Joe Biden is once again doubling down on these failed policies.
      Hey ugly kid Joe it’s the economy STUPID.

      DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Biden administration asked Saudi Arabia, the de-facto leader of oil producer group OPEC, to delay its decision on oil output by a month, the kingdom said in a statement.

      The Saudis declined, and in early October OPEC+ — which includes non-OPEC oil exporters like Russia — announced its largest supply cut since 2020, to the tune of 2 million barrels per day starting from November. That means tighter supplies and higher prices at a time of already high inflation and worries of a global recession, which angered U.S. lawmakers who are now calling for a “reevaluation” of relations with the Saudi kingdom.

      Notably, the White House’s request would have delayed the decision until after the U.S. midterm elections.

      In a statement dated Wednesday, the Saudi government defended its move and said all OPEC decisions are based on economic forecasts and needs.

      “The Government of the Kingdom clarified through its continuous consultation with the US Administration that all economic analyses indicate that postponing the OPEC+ decision for a month, according to what has been suggested, would have had negative economic consequences,” the statement read.

      Responding to the Saudi claims, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby reframed the exchange and accused the kingdom of aiding Russia’s revenues and hampering the impact of Western sanctions on Moscow for its war in Ukraine.

      “In recent weeks, the Saudis conveyed to us – privately and publicly – their intention to reduce oil production, which they knew would increase Russian revenues and blunt the effectiveness of sanctions. That is the wrong direction,” Kirby said. “We presented Saudi Arabia with analysis to show that there was no market basis to cut production targets, and that they could easily wait for the next OPEC meeting to see how things developed.”

      • gustafson.robert.22 October 14, 2022 at 10:16 pm #

        One of these days Saudis will decrease oil production never to increase it again.

        • Paula D October 15, 2022 at 9:50 am #

          I’m pretty sure it’s already decreased.

          They have been pumping salt water into the wells for a while now.

      • Islander October 14, 2022 at 10:22 pm #

        ” The Biden administration asked Saudi Arabia, the de-facto leader of oil producer group OPEC, to delay its decision on oil output by a month, the kingdom said in a statement.”

        So, intervening in policy of a foreign country to gain a political advantage in the USA.

        As someone named I think Molly Hemingway noted on I think Fox News, it was exactly this was the type of (supposed) action that Trump was impeached for.

        So, what is Congress waiting for???

      • benr October 15, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

        he case to impeach Joe Biden just got even stronger.?? President Joe Biden has been accused of doing what President Donald Trump was impeached for allegedly doing: putting his own political interest ahead of the national interest by calling on the Saudis to hold off on cuts to oil production until after the midterms.

        As Breitbart News reported on Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry issued an angry statement replying to Biden’s claim earlier this week that the kingdom sided with Russia by backing an OPEC+ decision to cut oil production by two million barrels per day.

        The Saudi statement appeared to led weight to a claim, reported earlier in the week, that the Biden Administration pleaded with the Saudis not to change their minds, but to hold off on the production cuts for another month — i.e. until after the midterm elections.

        In other words: Biden asked the Saudi Arabian regime to proceed with oil production cuts, which would raise prices and damage the U.S. economy, in a way that would minimize the political damage to his own party, which is facing a tough midterm election fight. Notably, Biden has not tried to expand U.S. oil production.

        As Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated in his opening argument of Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate: The Framers of our Constitution worried then—as we worry today—that a leader could come to power not to carry out the will of the people that he was elected to represent, but to pursue his own interests. They feared that a president could subvert our democracy by abusing the awesome power of his office for his own personal or political gain.”

        Here, Biden has used the “awesome power of his office” to harm the national interest by allowing oil prices to rise, but pleading with the Saudis to help him politically by delaying the OPEC+ decision to cut production until after the November midterm elections — or, at the very least, until after most of the Democratic Party electorate, which favors voting early, had already cast their ballots.

  68. BackRowHeckler October 14, 2022 at 8:42 pm #

    Another unexplained death of an otherwise healthy person, a 41 year old teacher from Norwalk dies suddenly. A few years ago when Covid was killing people the average age was in the mid 80s; now the fatalities are generally 40 and under. Of course another factor in early deaths is fentanyl which apparently is coming across the border by the ton.

    Something is wrong with western civilization, it has been perverted, and doesn’t seem to be built for human beings.

    • MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

      We’re being exterminated.

    • Islander October 14, 2022 at 10:19 pm #

      Just saw an announcement in the local paper:

      Young man, 30, “passed away unexpectedly on October 5.”

      Are people asking questions yet?

      I think part of the answer is the non-takeup of new jabs and boosters.

  69. MaryQueen October 14, 2022 at 10:11 pm #

    Looks like the Repubs are working up to a Trump/Gabbard ticket in 2024.

    • PeteAtomic October 15, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      That’d be a winner.

      I’d love to see another Gabbard/Harris debate. Gabbard seemingly has become at the very least, a right leaning populist.

      Would the Deep State launch a big war before 2024, as a way to get what they wanted, regardless of who was in office?

      Maybe

      • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

        I don’t really care about any of it, that just looks like the next big show they will be putting on.

      • Paula D October 15, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

        According to Alexander Mercouris the Biden administration pushed the Ukies into attacking Kherson, even though they were trying to advance through the mud and got heavily damaged, because he wanted a ”win” for the election.

        That includes sending 200 Right Sector members to wait in the rear to kill any deserters or surrenders.

        I find that disgusting. How is it impeachable to ask about an investigation but not impeachable to kill hundreds of men for political advantage?

        • MaryQueen October 16, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

          It is disgusting, but I’m not surprised. I am happy that it backfired, though.

    • workingclasshero October 16, 2022 at 12:42 am #

      I can agree with 99.9% of Tusi’s political positions, but that women is a sanctimonious drone.

  70. gustafson.robert.22 October 14, 2022 at 11:25 pm #

    Imagine being so unstable that you HATED Trump, a sad-sack, overcompensating but relatively harmless guy who never really accomplished anything good or bad.

    • KesaAnna October 15, 2022 at 12:14 am #

      Partisanship is the world’s go – to rationale and justification for sadism.

      A minor flap over on the Saker Blog concerned Putin engaging in prisoner exchanges.

      Prisoner exchanges mean Azov Nazis going free.

      That didn’t sit well with some presumed Russia supporters.

      The host of the Saker Blog had to point out that it also means Russians getting sprung from Nazi torture chambers.

      I watched a documentary on the Iran Hostage crisis the other night.

      It was interesting how many Americans wanted to bomb Iran even though that would have almost certainly have provoked the execution of the hostages.

      Also , the hostages were taken in the first place to try and force the U.S. to hand over the Shah to Iran — a Shah in the last stages of terminal cancer.

      It was reasonably predictable that the hostage crisis would end soon enough anyway.

      The Shah did die , Iran ran out of reasons to hold the hostages , and the crisis did end within the year.

      Folks were willing to see Americans die needlessly merely to vent their spleen.

      • Paula D October 15, 2022 at 9:58 am #

        The “crisis” was manufactured, I now realize.

        Night after night, the “news” counted down the days since the hostages had been held, keeping the crisis in the minds of Americans.

        Then the Reagan team made a deal with the Ayatollah to keep them until after the election.

        The Iranians kept their part of the bargain, releasing the hostages only minutes after Reagan’s inauguration. Then Reagan took credit for it and no one asked how that happened. It was just reported as “He was president for one minute and already things improved”. What kind of idiot would believe that? Millions of them.

        Talk about treason! Making deals with foreign powers to harm Americans in order to manipulate the election. Isn’t that what they impeached Trump for?

        But the media was behind Reagan, unlike Trump, so it went unnoticed and unreported.
        And no hostages before or since got their predicament counted down on the nightly news.

    • Night Owl October 15, 2022 at 3:50 am #

      I said long ago that the hatred of Trump is the hatred of one’s self.

      Trump’s image was always based on superficiality and was larger than life, in a McDonald’s supersized way. The big, ugly American way.

      The left-leaning types hate him the most, but this is largely because they want to project the same image.

      A look at the incredible accumulation of wealth (by dubious means, ofc) of left-leaning “public servants” tells one all that one needs to know.

      What fascinated me about Trump was how different his image was from the policies of the guy who entered the White House. And I would suggest that the fact that he appears to have some (unexpected) real depth of character makes them hate him more.

    • PeteAtomic October 15, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      Trump is not harmless towards war hawks, globalists, and those who want open borders.

      Define yourself as you may.

      • gustafson.robert.22 October 15, 2022 at 11:25 am #

        More talk than action opposing globalists and immigration… the things I had hopes for him on in ’16. Yes, the opposition was almost insurmountable, but that was also fully predictable, and he hit it looking almost unprepared (because he was never serious enough).

        • PeteAtomic October 15, 2022 at 5:11 pm #

          Well. I don’t know, Robert.

          The Wall / and or border fortifications on the southern border. It is sorely needed. It was also greatly hampered for the current situation to be brought into effect. Obviously, the situation in Texas for example, was planned.

          I believe Trump was anti-TPP. Is that being re-negotiated? Maybe not anymore with the situation with China. I don’t know.

          Yes, I agree Trump was wholly unprepared or unaware of the forces that dragged themselves out of The Swamp to oppose his agenda.

  71. KesaAnna October 14, 2022 at 11:33 pm #

    Actually I shouldn’t be so hard on Redneck Liberal.

    On this particular score , my beef with him is no greater than my beef with our host , or with a dozen other CFN regulars.

    A legal system , or as you obviously prefer , a criminal justice system , in ANY regime , in ANY country , in ANY culture exists for ONLY TWO REASONS ;

    — Maintain the status qou.

    — Keep a lid on things.

    That’s all , that’s it .

    You want justice ? Then go to God , the God’s, some species of pantheism.

    If that doesn’t suit you , then you’re simply fucked.

    Claim otherwise ?

    Ohhh kkkk , then like a rebel without a cause , you are a religious crank without a religion .

    As I said , evil people are invulnerable to punishment.

    The serial killer Ted Bundy , for example , was caught ( at great expense) , served a stretch in prison , ( at great expense ) and was finally executed, at great expense.

    Now I’m sure he didn’t want to die , but then non – serial killers don’t want to die either , but do anyway.

    If anything , his death was probably quicker and less painful than the deaths of many who never committed but misdemeanors.

    I’m sure he didn’t want to die , but I very much doubt that in his case that amounted to remorse.

    I’m afraid he wasn’t crying his eyes out knowing he would never get to rape and murder again.

    He might have cried his eyes out knowing he would never again get to stroll down to McDonald’s and buy a cheeseburger.

    If that is your justice or your revenge , I cannot say I’m particularly impressed.

    And , by extension , then I suspect it scarcely impressed him either.

    This brings us to his stretch in prison.

    I suppose Ted Bundy was reckoned a pervert , sick , crazy.

    People under those labels typically have a very bad time of it in prison ,

    So I would guess that he probably had a bad time of it in prison.

    I cannot imagine why such a circumstance would occasion any celebration , unless ones understanding of criminal justice is that of a child ,

    Or ones morality is every bit as beastly as his.

    In just about any country you look at , prison gaurds and wardens only control the keys , and the walls and fences.

    It’s the inmates that run the prison.

    This was true even of the older Nazi concentration camps like Buchenwald and Dachau.

    And in the Soviet Gulags it was standard practice to hand over internal control to the worst criminal elements.

    To see what this means let us examine the lot of perverts in prison.

    Say whatever else you like about that sort , typically their victims at least are still breathing and can go on with their lives afterwards . ( though not in the case of Ted Bundy’s perversion of course. )

    But the folks that typically wind up running the prison are the sort of people who would slit your throat , and gouge out your eyes for fun ,

    Not because they are perverted , sick , or crazy.

    Nor even because they genuinely dislike you.

    But merely to have 50 dollars added to their commissary account.

    These are the sort of people who , when they look at a human being , see nothing more than they see when they look at a chair.

    That’s how and why they wound up at the top of the prison pecking order in the first place.

    If anything , that seems far worse to me than being perverted , sick , or crazy.

    And that’s your avenging angel.


    Now let’s talk about victims .

    And since we started with murder , let’s continue with murder victims.

    Nothing you do will bring a murder victim back to life.

    What’s more , if of the atheistic persuasion , then you must admit that as the victim no longer exists , the victim neither knows , nor cares , what you do.

    It’s truelly water under the bridge , and yesterday’s news.

    If of a religious bent , then presumably the victim is in Heaven , a place a million times better than Disney World or Las Vegas ,

    So , again , why would the victim give a shit about what is happening in that shit hole they escaped and left behind yesterday ?

    I’m not in Heaven , I’m merely in Tennessee, but I don’t sit around mopping over my old life in North Carolina.

    Pretty much the only thought or sentiment I can muster for that is ,

    ” Good riddance ! I only wish I could have escaped that shit hole sooner ! ”

    If the victim went to Hell , that would presumably have everything to do with their own foibles and choices , and scarce anything to do with what happened to them.

    What happened to them could just as well have been a random auto accident.

    All of this is an epistemological no – brainer.

    But it gets even more dismal.

    At least 50% of all murders , as high – profile as murder is , in the contemporary United States are never solved.

    This could be because a good chunk of those murders are gangsters killing gangsters , scumbags killing scumbags.

    So who really gives a shit about those , anyway ?

    But then another percentage are marginal people , people who simply weren’t particularly valued when they were alive.

    There are further gradations ;

    A fat , ugly , poor Black boy is typically not as politically valuable as a petite , pretty , middle class White girl .

    ” Politically valuable ” ?

    First , an ugly mug usually doesn’t sell as many newspapers as a pretty face.

    And the fact is in the news business the stories are very often just as much advertising as are the conventional commercial advertisements.

    The stories are as often entertainment by another name , as they are information of any utility.

    A story that isn’t entertaining / doesn’t sell is unlikely to remain news for long , even if a murder.

    Your typical police detective or criminological technician does not get paid minimum wage.

    Police investigations cost money , and even brief investigations can cost a lot of money.

    In theory the state can just go out and rob the taxpayers some more when it needs more money ,

    But , no , even for the state there are limits.

    So even in criminal justice there is such a thing as more valuable , and less valuable , cost accounting, and such .

    Many a relative of a murder victim has learned to their dismay that if there is no compelling reason for police and prosecutors to spend the money , the case will be dropped.

    And cases that are not dropped ?

    Come now.

    In at least some cases what could have been done could just as well have been done for minimum wage , or even for free.

    That a police detective would rather eat at Golden Corral than take up the Ramen Noddle diet ,

    That a prosecutor has his eye on higher office , or in fattening up his resume for private practice in future ,

    Does factor into things.

    I can see why Woodchuck would be disgusted with all the bling bling in the Vatican labeled as altruistic.

    But what angers me is how commonly it is plainly ignored when it is right next door .

    Obviously altruism is not paying the bills ,

    And criminal justice is no exception, not in the slightest degree.

    —-

    • PeteAtomic October 15, 2022 at 10:50 am #

      Have you seen the short TV series on Jeffrey Dahmer?

      It was quite interesting, and very well acted.

      He met his justice by another inmate.

      I agree with you about the general concept of justice and society. Well. It isn’t as ‘by the book’ or the ‘rule of law’ as people envision, anyway.

      Every community has some means of ‘justice’. Including in black America. I think it is just met out by organized crime, which is the force that controls all of urbanized blacks.

      So. It’s similar to the ‘defund the police’ idea. What people don’t realize, is that there will always be some kind of ‘law enforcement’. However, it may not be police, strictly speaking. It may be a militia, or an armed neighborhood group, or a warlord, or a gang, or private force, or organized crime. There will always be some kind of community force. It just may not be the one you enjoy or gives out any type of justice with any oversight.

    • Jarek October 15, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

      He’s being made into a Gay icon. That he was killed by a Black is awkward though. For his part, he vehemently denied that he was racist. That many or most of those he killed were non-White was just the way it worked out, he said.

      Mass murder and cannibalism are small potatoes next to “racism” after all. He was outraged at the very idea…..

      • malthuss October 15, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

        the boy who busted him was black.
        if i recall.

        i read it in the enquirer. one of his pick ups who escaped.

    • Q. Shtik October 15, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

      then go to God , the God’s, some species of pantheism. – Kesa

      =============

      Gods

      Plural, not possessive.

      • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

        Should we start listing your fuck-ups, now?

        JHK already warned you to cut this shit out.

        • Q. Shtik October 15, 2022 at 11:30 pm #

          Should we start listing your fuck-ups, now? – MQ

          ============

          Please do. I like to know my mistakes so I can work on not making them again.

          • Night Owl October 16, 2022 at 4:08 am #

            Comma after “mistakes.” And you really should use a “that” after “so,” but this being the Interwebz we can allow this.

          • Q. Shtik October 16, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

            Comma after “mistakes.” – NO

            ===========

            The use and placement of commas is more art than science. Both William Safire and David Foster Wallace acknowledged as much.

  72. KesaAnna October 14, 2022 at 11:37 pm #

    —-

    Now that I have made my Black Lives Matter pitch , lol ,

    Let us proceed to this matter of bringing big shots to justice ,

    Another Fairey tale.

    First , the money for all this justice business has to come from somewhere.

    And clear away all the bullshit propaganda , the fact is taxes are basically collected the same way now that they were collected 700 years ago ; At gun point.

    Or , ” Pay us — or you’ll regret it ! ”

    A necessary evil you say ?

    Then as a necessary EVIL it seems to me that MORALLY then you would so much ever the more be concerned with seeing that this dirty , bloody , money , someone else’s money ,

    was not pissed away on pointless frivolity and other bullshit.

    And I would argue that , yes , proposing to hang the big shots is tilting at windmills , and is pissing money away.

    First there is the little detail that the big shots write the laws in the first place.

    The most common prior profession in Washington is lawyer , and so it always was.

    There has always been one set of rules for the rich , and another set of rules for the poor .

    Always , and forever.

    Attendant upon that , while the state may go after a peasant using money they took from the peasant ,

    While the peasant in his defense only has the one 500 – dollar – an – hour lawyer he can afford —- IF he can afford that ,

    In the case of the rich , the defendant is typically someone who already has entire law firms on permanent retainer.

    For this reason alone , win , lose , or draw , the prosecution will easily cost ten , or a hundred times , as much.

    And remember , again , whose money is being spent ;

    Not yours , asshole.

    But let’s say you do , despite the Himalayan hurdles , get a conviction?

    Well , certainly there are retards who think that most rich people got rich by doing good.

    Otherwise , that one conviction merely leaves you with a hundred or a thousand more Mount Everest’s to climb !

    Who could have guessed that our Sir Edmund Hillary was immortal , and his prey likewise , and is richer than the King of England ?!

    But , OK , you get a conviction.

    It’s a good bet our Lord Fontleroy will not be doing his penance in some San Quentin hell hole with Bubba for a room mate.

    True enough many a peasant may be so dumb as to forget , or to discount , ” We must all hang together , or we will all hang separately. ”

    But I rather suspect that is the first thing the Country Club Mafia learn.

    Not because they are so bright , but because in the natural progression of things they must learn that they are either universally hated , or envied , or in any case actually as easily replaced as the lowest peon.

    Any one of them , or certainly any number of them , falling is a threat to all of them.

    So , even with a cosmetic conviction, most likely that will mean a few years of pottery classes , then back to their yacht.

    —-

    Yes , there is an alternative to all of this.

    I have mentioned before that some fellows in the Roman Senate got the bright idea to go after Julius Ceasar criminally.

    He was ultimately unsuccessful in saving his ass , but he was successful in replacing the Republic , such as it was , with a dictatorship that would endure another 500 years.

    There’s the example of the Soviet Union ;

    With the exception of a mere handful , everyone who was a rock star in the Bolshevik Party 1917 – 1925 was gone by 1945.

    Most of them were shot.

    There is North Korea ;

    It is said in North Korea that the Kim family is like the sun , and North Korea is like a solar system.

    Get too far away from the Kim sun , and you freeze and starve to death.

    But , get too close to the Kim sun , and you are incinerated.

    Party purges , every five to ten years , are routine.

    The higher you climb the ladder , the more danger you are in.

    Whatever Social – Darwinist satisfaction you might get out of seeing a Weinstein or an Epstein shot ,

    The clear drawback of such a system is that it very much promotes mediocrity.

    No one wants to rise that high except for the coke and the sex slaves.

    Folks who are really bright , really talented , of real sense , want to be chauffeurs and gas station attendants.

    The fundamental problem seems to be that a state that isn’t afraid to shoot the big shots , scarcely bat’s an eye when it comes to shooting the small fish.

    —-

    There is the possibility of limited government.

    Except that limited government, again , gives you nothing remotely resembling justice.

    And limited government does nothing either about the fact that the rules are different for the fat cats and the peasants.

    In this regard , all limited government offers is the possibility that the legal system itself might be limited .

    ” God bless you , and keep the Tsar far away from us ! ”

    That a legal / criminal justice system will ever be other than a shit sandwich ?

    A fantasy for fanatics .

    That you might have to eat as little of it as possible , your only possibility.

    • Soul Forensics October 15, 2022 at 12:14 am #

      “It is said in North Korea that the Kim family is like the sun , and North Korea is like a solar system.

      Get too far away from the Kim sun , and you freeze and starve to death.

      But , get too close to the Kim sun , and you are incinerated.” — Kesa

      Same as in business.

      Avoid the big boss and his or her inner circle, and get ostracized, never get promoted, and receive a shitpile of others’ work to finish.

      Get too close, and get fired by the same boss over some trivial perceived slight.

      “” God bless you , and keep the Tsar far away from us ! ”” — Kesa

      Yep. Late nineteenth century Russia is looking pretty good about now.

      Great posts, Kesa.

    • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 10:36 am #

      All good stuff, Kesa! Great read.

      I love the quote from Fiddler on the Roof. LOL.

      Totally agree with the part on dead people – they are gone and free, yet people will obsess over them for so long… some say that’s part of what makes us human, the grieving. But I have watched chimpanzees and elephants grieve and honor their dead, so.

      • Rowdypiglet October 15, 2022 at 11:37 am #

        Kesa, I admit, does baffle me. Granting that much of what she says is reality (and, from my point of view, that’s granting a lot) if I were to adopt such nihilism, I would have no reason to keep living.

        Like many people with a low opinion of humankind, she doesn’t balance anything good against her list of humanity’s crimes. It’s as if you wrote a thesis on music and detailed the musical crimes and inanities of Wayne Newton, the Monkees, Justin Bieber, the Spice Girls, Limp Bizkit, etc., without ever mentioning Beethoven, Bach, Mozart or Handel.

        As for grieving, I don’t think the grieving of animals makes them human or that the grieving of humans makes us animals. But we do both grieve the loss of ones we love and I think that is a higher function and suggests that neither humans nor animals are just walking bags of chemicals.

        Would we be better creatures if we simply put an X through their names as if they’d never existed and sensibly got on with our very important lives? Does anyone really hope that their loved ones will just forget them? Or think that doing so would make us better creatures? Personally, I’d rather be dead myself than forget and cease to miss the people and animals who have been dear to me. It would be like wishing to have myself replaced by some sort of pod person.

        • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

          I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all to grieve death of other humans, but I have also had the same ponderances on WHY we do? I find it interesting from a philosophical perspective, I guess. It’s not necessarily what I feel.

          I don’t see Kesa as a pessimist or nihilist at all, I see her as a realist. Which is why I find her writings so interesting and entertaining. I am able to agree with some things, and not agree with a lot of them, as well.

          She’s comfortable with her view of the world and humanity and that’s great for her.

          No one’s lens is exactly like anyone else’s.

          • Rowdypiglet October 15, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

            Kesa got under my skin this morning, MaryQ. But aside from that, I don’t think you can be a realist if you see only one side of the ledger even if you portray that side somewhat realistically. I find the same characteristic in people who have a virulent hatred for this country and/or Western Civ in general. They can recite every wrong that’s ever been done, but nothing right – and there’s a great deal of right to be had. But it’s slipping away, and they’re not helping.

          • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

            Being a realist is seeing all sides of an issue but basing your opinion on which one is factual after hopefully doing due diligence.

            There’s not a lot that is positive (if anything) about our current situation and our fucked up government and the psychotic leaders in charge. That’s reality. What’s the other side of that? The rosy, positive one?

      • Jarek October 15, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

        Yes, Kesa is wildly unbalanced. That should go without saying but it needs to be said. Always cursing the darkness and seldom praising the light. On the other hand, most people don’t curse the darkness because they don’t see it – or even think it’s light. She helps to balance out against them.

        Did I just contradict myself? No. In herself or at least in her communication to us, she is wildly unbalanced. But she is trying to balance out those who don’t see evil at all or don’t care even if they do, so she is helping to maintain the balance of the world. And in that, perhaps, is her balance.

        • Rowdypiglet October 16, 2022 at 11:14 am #

          Mary, there isn’t any rosy, positive part of our situation if you get stuck in the moment. But, historically, we’ve seen these moments before. They don’t last forever. Things get better, things get worse, things get better again.

          My grandparents lived through the Depression, but they also lived through later, better times. It’s pretty obvious that the herd is going to be drastically culled, but many of those who are left will be the cleverest, the most thoughtful, the least sheeplike, the hardiest. There’s no way to know what they’ll create.

          I can think of a few good things that will undoubtedly come out of the present mess. The ideological possession that so many people have fallen into will disappear overnight in the face of the need to make real things and do real things – or die. Most people who work with real objects in the real world – carpenters, plumbers, builders, engineers, farmers – have shunned the idiotic trans belief system. They know how intransigent real things are. These people will thrive, and their antitheses (word?) will quickly disappear.

  73. riverrunner October 14, 2022 at 11:53 pm #

    Well, it’s been awhile since I last checked in with Jimmy’s steep cognitive decline. I roared with laughter at this blog post as he really has completely lost his mind and sounds like Alex Jones. How does he retain readership as he’s been regurgitating the same bullshit for years now? Slink into retirement tough guy…….

    • KesaAnna October 15, 2022 at 12:01 am #

      But presumably you bothered to read it anyway…….

      • riverrunner October 15, 2022 at 12:04 am #

        Do you ever slow down for a car crash?

        • elysianfield October 15, 2022 at 11:04 am #

          …Depends upon if I am in it or not.

      • riverrunner October 15, 2022 at 12:06 am #

        It’s a free country so why not.

        • SoftStarLight October 15, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

          See. You really are just a clown after all. Now the question becomes, are you just not that bright silly clown or are you a demon clown? There’ll be trials for that too lol

    • Soul Forensics October 15, 2022 at 12:18 am #

      How would you know his decline is “steep” if you haven’t checked in for a while?

      As your CNN confreres say, “do better”.

      • riverrunner October 15, 2022 at 12:27 am #

        Uh, well, soulpatch, I’ve been reading him for 25 years. Back then, he was a fantastic writer critiquing sprawl. You come here via Infowars or Oann?

        • Soul Forensics October 15, 2022 at 12:50 am #

          Been reading him since 2005.

          He still critiques sprawl. But the build-out experiment has ended, so why would he dwell on it, except to catalogue its aftermath? People evolve, naturally. Too bad you seem to be stuck.

          • riverrunner October 15, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

            Good one soulpatch! Clever!

        • Jarek October 15, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

          You are guilt of intellectual onanism.

        • GreenAlba October 15, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

          Critiquing sprawl – BINGO! I really thought this one was going to miss out the variation of ‘I loved you back in the days of The Geography of Nowhere.

          But no matter how hard they try, page 2 of the handbook always reminds them to say it and they are well trained to go by the book.

          Probably got a gravy bone for remembering.

    • Rowdypiglet October 15, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

      riverrunner, I expect you won’t be roaring with laughter much longer, but enjoy the mindlessness while you can. If a simple trip to the grocery store or perusal of your fuel bill isn’t adequate to make you stop laughing, we’ll just wait until you’re cold and hungry. It’s reality that’s playing the tune, as always, and our host is faithfully recording the melody. No one who wields the language as masterfully as JHK need worry about lame insults from the playground.

      • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

        It’s probably Take-a-Poo or Rednut’s new sock.

      • benr October 16, 2022 at 11:25 am #

        Went to the local Vons grocery store and noticed some items were at least a dollar more then the last time I was there.

        Soup cans $3.49 a piece!
        A jar of almond butter was $18.95.

        • Q. Shtik October 16, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

          a dollar more then the last time – benr

          ===========

          Can someone take a guess why I bolded a word above?

  74. Night Owl October 15, 2022 at 7:52 am #

    “Press, media, men with cameras and soylets standby as this protest is enacted. This is simply setup and allowed, a theatrical performance made possible by museum management. Clear them all out. Start again. They are corrupt beyond belief.”

    https://twitter.com/FendeVilliers/status/1580877593154228224

    So the museum staff allowed the Soros orcs to deface the painting.

    LOL.

    • stelmosfire October 15, 2022 at 9:52 am #

      Super glued to the wall? Why not leave them there? They’ll eventually get desperate and peel their hands free leaving the skin behind. Now that would be dedication to the cause.

      • Rowdypiglet October 15, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

        There was a video not long ago of the police in Italy just peeling them relentlessly off the road to which they’d glued themselves, while they shrieked and cried out for Mommy. I don’t ordinarily enjoy seeing anyone in pain, but I must admit they had it coming and I’ve had enough of these morons.

    • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 10:38 am #

      So stupid I can’t wrap my head around it. But of course the Soros thugs are just doing what they are paid to do: Destroy western civ/culture as we know it. Plus, distract, distract, distract…

    • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

      What is ironic, is that the lefties are destroying legacy stuff that mostly lefties liked.

    • Jarek October 15, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

      Leftists like modern art or pretend to, kitsch and often pop art. Van Gogh was good, but has been definitely made into pop. He certainly never experience much success during his lifetime.

      Perhaps he’s too European and White now?

      • Night Owl October 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

        When I worked in DC, I ventured down to the Hirschhorn Musem of Modern Art at lunch one time.

        They had a massive hall full of enormous canvases all painted one color.

        Modern art is the greatest prank ever played on modern society, aside from Covid, of course.

        • MaryQueen October 15, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

          Totally. Another example of The Emporer’s New Clothes.

          If you look at a piece of ‘modern’ (shit) art and don’t like it, then you don’t ‘get it.’ Same shit they pull with all their other agendas.

          SO people start pretending that it’s good stuff and 70-80 years later it’s instilled in the public consciousness that people who paint splotches are geniuses that we can’t possibly understand.

          And to top it off, the entire art world is used as a money-laundering system for the banks.

          That’s how Hunter Biden, unknown ‘artist’ was able to start selling his very first paintings for $500K a pop.

          • Anthea October 15, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

            The art world is almost a total fraud, and has been, pretty much ever since I can remember. Apart from being a money-laundering mechanism, it also functions as a very high-denomination currency–and generally has even less artistic merit than US paper money.

            I have seen good art, but most of it wasn’t done by anyone you’ve ever heard of.

            The degradation of all the arts is simply another of the many methods of denigrating and degrading all that was ever good and beautiful in Western Civilization.

          • MaryQueen October 16, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

            Well said, Anthea, I agree. I like artists that no one has ever heard of. There is some great art out there.

            I love my own photography also. I don’t buy art, I print and hang the photos I take.

          • Soul Forensics October 16, 2022 at 8:31 pm