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Welcome to the longest night of the year, the moment of maximum mystification and terror for frail humanity, fretting that the sun might be going away for all the rest of time. Scanning the smoke signals from America’s loudest engine of mystification, The New York Times, one searches in vain for some evidence that Joe Biden still exists. There is barely a cookie-crumb trail of some hypothetical cabinet appointments, plus a few obviously insincere and artificial sugarplums about “healing the nation.” Where-oh-where is the party’s avatar and the country’s savior, Ol’ White Joe, in these fraught hours? Has the fabled basement become his tomb? Will his revenant float transparently out into the night sky on Christmas Eve and pass through the walls of the “residence” at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave to rattle his chains like Jacob Marley’s ghost at the foot of the president’s bed, wailing, “I cannot rest, I cannot stay, I cannot linger anywhere. My spirit never walked beyond the awful shackles of the CEFC Energy Company — mark me! — in life my spirit never roved beyond the narrow limits of our family’s money-changing hole; and weary journeys lie before me!  Oooooohhhhhhhh…?”

It says something, does it not, that the corporeal Joe Biden is missing-in-action? You’d think he’d be bustling around like crazy out there, trying to, at least, give some impression of being at-large-and-in-charge, preparing to launch a score of battles against the enemies of peace and prosperity lately afflicting this sore-beset nation, yo-yo-ing back and forth between Jake Tapper and Rachel Maddow to reassure their cringing viewers of Wokedom come, wolfing down plates of field peas, ham hocks, and cornbread to display his allyship with the downtrodden masses of this-and-that color, gender, flavor, and texture, comforting the homeless on the pitiless streets of the ailing cities, volunteering to get stuck with vaccine needles of every pharma company on the S & P, with side orders of hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and famotidine, huddling with the nabobs of Wall Street to halt the sinking dollar, visiting the troops with plane-loads of turkey dinners — you know… rallying the worried people of this anxious land in their time of trouble….

And what of Kamala Harris? Did she steal off to some Caribbean beach to mull over her options? It appears that she’s still holding that seat in the US Senate, let’s face it, a very cushy sinecure that “fixes” its exalted members for life, and in more ways than one, if you know what I mean. Of all the thoughts racing through Ms. Harris’s skull these dark days, I suspect the dimmest of them concerns the actual possibility she may actually end up as president. She acts like someone who knows something, and knows that the something she knows is not altogether a good something. Notice the giggling has ceased.

And so, we pass through a weekend of predictable news that Congress has authorized another gazillion dollars to bail out stock markets and banks, under the guise of helping ordinary Americans hopelessly crushed by lockdowns and government-induced small business failures, and we hurtle toward what’s likely to be the bluest Christmas in memory with the republic in the balance. The president… that would be Mr. Trump… is portrayed in the nervous mainstream news media as flailing wildly around the West Wing, confabbing with Krakens, battling with his “closest advisors,” all importuning him to concede the election. D’ya think so? Maybe, but I’m not so sure.

Something more orderly and momentous might be playing out, and on the q.t., something that may turn-around the odious sham that was the election phase of the long-running coup against the chief executive. Joe Biden, or the ghost of Joe Biden and the people who manage his hologram, must not be allowed to occupy the Oval Office and seize the levers of power. It should be impossible to ignore the evidence of his previously bought-and-paid-for obligations to the folks who run China, though the people who bring us the “news” do exactly that, and are probably acting as accessories to what will amount to one of the greatest attempted political crimes of history.

It also appears that, in the course of all these fractious election hijinks, foreign actors have penetrated America’s most sensitive computer networks, including the treasury department, the nuke labs, and the electric grid. Why not then the computers that tabulated the recent election?  They were, after all, hooked up to the Internet, though they were not supposed to be. All this is right in the wheelhouse of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the least you can say is that President Trump anticipated it when he shifted out the old DOD top management a month ago and replaced them with, shall we say, a more reliable crew. What remains to be seen this fretful Christmas week is exactly what, and who, will be flying over America’s rooftops on the eve of the Great Day.

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830 Responses to “Yuletide Visitations”

  1. Jeremy December 21, 2020 at 9:29 am #

    You’re like a hot knife through butter Jim.
    Happy Holidays to all.

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 1:20 pm #

      And to you!

  2. SoftStarLight December 21, 2020 at 9:42 am #

    Merry Christmas Mr. K!!

    • Beryl of Oyl December 21, 2020 at 10:04 am #

      Ditto, SSL, and merry Christmas to you and all here, as well.

      • SoftStarLight December 21, 2020 at 10:23 am #

        Merry Christmas to you too Beryl!

  3. bukowskisghost December 21, 2020 at 9:43 am #

    Why has the gay, trans and socialist agenda been pushed so hard these last sixteen years. A gay communist Obama, a trans Michelle, both owned by a sociopath monster Soros, that’s why America! Joan Rivers lives!

    • malthuss December 21, 2020 at 10:00 am #

      Joan Rivers lives! ?????

      • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:01 pm #

        In Spirit. You’re the one who is always saying that she was murdered, right? So her blood calls from the ground….

    • Night Owl December 22, 2020 at 10:02 am #

      Nah, it is just good ol’ divide and conquer. Get the proles fighting and then bend them over.

  4. King of Comedy December 21, 2020 at 9:44 am #

    In a hyper-feminized country where a significant portion of the population treats a virus with a greater than 99% survival rate as if it’s the Black Death, who knows what is possible. I suspect that aforementioned group could see a light shining out of the sky accompanied by the requisite booming voice illuminating electoral fraud and it would make little difference. Convincing the country en masse that something went down is never going to happen. Rationality, much like Elvis, has left the building but in the same breath, that is the dilemma for those who believe the fix is in. There are certainly quite a few shady-appearing aspects to the 2020 debacle but proving them may well be another matter.

    My guess is if Republicans prevail in GA, this debate will pass into history as Biden will be hamstrung and harassed for two miserable years until the inevitable parade to the political abattoir of the 2022 midterms. If on the other hand, the people who believe Trotsky had some good ideas tip the Senate, then all bets are most certainly off.

    • Rulo Deschamps December 21, 2020 at 7:12 pm #

      King of comedy, you’re right that men and women think and act differently, and to a large degree the women’s viewpoint prevails now all around us: safety, ‘hurt feelings’, ‘don’t rock the boat’, everybody gets a trophy. Most women and maybe about half of the men are tuned in to that wavelength now, it seems. Mr K talks about president T as the “daddy figure” to hate. He may have something there. Women are superior to us men in some ways, but in my experience, generally men react better under pressure, stay calmer, don’t freak out. Something to ponder as stormy weather approaches.
      The 2022 midterms… a lot of us won’t be paying attention to that game anymore. Now is when the Republic survives or perishes. Most likely it will perish, so who cares about future sham elections that ignore, cheat and deny the larval 3rd party that has emerged, the America First party if you will. If early 2021 doesn’t deliver the strong correction that JHK and others foresee (too optimistically I think), then 2022 doesn’t mean much.
      Trotsky’s Mexican house in Coyoacán, a lovely old village devoured by the ever expanding cosmopolis of the Distrito Federal, is full of ghosts. There, Trotsky was murdered with an ice pick by Stalin’s agents, but his is not the only ghost in the shady patios. The ghosts of Utopia lurk there too. Whatever idealism and faith in mankind Communism once inspired died there, and in the Spanish Civil War, and also around the Molotov-Ribbentrop entente divvying up Poland right before WW2.
      Merry Christmas JHK and comment contributors. Thank you for always giving me food for thought and many interesting angles to ponder. Agree or disagree, I appreciate the insights and original thoughts I find here, and the many life-experiences represented.

  5. Billingsgate December 21, 2020 at 9:49 am #

    Not only has Biden been MIA, but the mainstream media seems to have forgotten that there even was an election, practically having nothing to say about anything. Just the occasional whimper of “no evidence.”

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    • longcipher December 21, 2020 at 11:15 am #

      Funny that a president-elect who doesn’t tweet 450 times an hour is called MIA. I don’t care much for Biden, but the fact that he isn’t a narcissistic media whore, like Don the Con, doesn’t mean that he isn’t working.

      • Jeremy December 21, 2020 at 11:50 am #

        The most work Beijing Biden does these days is change his dribble bib and diaper.

      • cbeard December 21, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

        I have never been a huuuge Trump Fan, but he was the only candidate with enough common sense to realize that unlimited immigration was destroying our society and the only one who called the hand on unfair trade deals and the need to bring jobs back to this country. Also, practically all politicians are narcissistic media whores. Trump is not a politician or a lawyer, which are more points in his favor. Anyone with a goddamn brain should be tired of the status quo, same old corrupt politicians feathering their nest using taxpayer monies. Trump isn’t even taking his presidential salary. Ask Joe Bidet if he would forego his salary. You may get what you wish and probably deserve with the left taking over by election fraud as there doesn’t seem to be enough men with balls left in this soon to be shithole country, to do anything about the stolen election. Most people i try to talk to about this seem to be giving up. The fucking mass media bullshit is working on all the feeble minded motherfuckers. Sorry for the tirade. At least to the rest of you. I don’t apologize in the least to the dumb bastard I was addressing. I’m done. Gotta check my blood pressure and have a drink.

        • cbeard December 21, 2020 at 6:23 pm #

          I really should count to 10 or maybe 100 before I hit the reply button. But, it is what it is.

        • Rulo Deschamps December 21, 2020 at 7:27 pm #

          Cbeard, spot on. Not a huge fan either, but he started something, and I respect him for that. If only he’d been more of a fighter…

        • benr December 21, 2020 at 7:35 pm #

          No worries I understand where you are coming from.
          Donald not great, Republicans not great but Joey Bidet and Kamala is far worse and the Democrats are just evil at this point.

        • MontanaMan December 23, 2020 at 12:09 am #

          You are 100% correct..

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 23, 2020 at 1:02 am #

          Jesus. I could have written this word for word. I am on exactly the same page as you are, brother. You are 100% right. The fix is in and they are getting away with it because no one with actual lawful power to act, WILL act. I am beyond disgusted at this point

          Clearly these clowns will have to begin kicking in the doors of average Americans and start dragging their wives and kids out into the yard for a gang rape session before most folks will find their mojo again and ACT.

          Otherwise, the sheep just shrug it all off and return to their daily trivial pursuits. With a citizenry like this, our collective enslavement by the Hard Left is almost a foregone conclusion. Those of us who are not sheep will be the ones killed by the tyrants when they come to collect our guns and take some unexpected “mass casualties” in the process. Like the defenders of the Alamo we will resist to the end, but it will be too late to do any good.

      • Night Owl December 22, 2020 at 8:31 am #

        The president-elect is Donald J. Trump.

        Biden is a proven pedophile, grifter, and seditious criminal who will never see the White House.

        The fact that he is also an invalid at this point who is incapable of Tweeting or holding a press conference is of no consequence.

        • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 1:24 pm #


      • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 1:23 pm #

        JHK didn’t mention Tweeting, but he did list a lot of ‘presidential’ things a president elect might be doing rather than hiding in his basement battling bouts of sundowner’s.

      • rube-i-con December 22, 2020 at 4:12 pm #

        the man who gave you the best ever economy to better your lot and that of your family?

    • Soloview December 21, 2020 at 1:39 pm #

      Maybe Biden isn’t on the ventilator yet. It may be just the shock of not having Trump 24/7 in the face of everybody, media going nuts over it and everyone talking through their respective hat. Twitter’s traffic must be down at least 20%.

    • FreddieMars December 21, 2020 at 4:13 pm #

      Said whimpering now being broadcast by ‘Newsmax’ too…Even OANN may yet have to ‘fess up to its own egregious bullshit.

      • benr December 21, 2020 at 7:36 pm #

        When will you “fess” up to your egregious shit filled diatribes?

        • Night Owl December 22, 2020 at 8:32 am #

          I am trying to recall even one thing that Majella returning after the ban, er, I mean Freddie, has been right about.

          Not even one thing.

      • MontanaMan December 23, 2020 at 12:11 am #

        So you prefer your news all far left and chock full of lies I see.

    • Paul December 21, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

      “Nothing to say about anything?” What a relief!

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 1:22 pm #

      It’s difficult to keep upholding a lie, it feels so inorganic and it makes people tired, no matter how corrupt or greedy they are as they are paid to ‘catapult the propagana’ – it has to take its toll on even the most depraved.

  6. SomeoneInAsia December 21, 2020 at 9:50 am #

    I’ve read that Jupiter and Saturn are going to be in conjunction today, the very winter solstice of 2020 — an event which takes place only once every few centuries. Wonder what astrologers think this event would augur for 2021…

    • SouthernYankee December 21, 2020 at 9:52 am #

      Well, biblically speaking, it was noted as the Star of Bethlehem. So it may again augur something prophetic this season Asia.

    • hmuller December 21, 2020 at 10:22 am #

      It means you really have to watch Uranus. Good advice at any time.

      • Pete December 21, 2020 at 10:39 am #

        This is the comment of the millennium!

        • rube-i-con December 21, 2020 at 11:09 am #

          don~t forget to keep an eye out for Klingons

          — so goes the rejoinder

          • Disaffected December 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm #

            Of course the Klingons hail from the still little known but extremely fertile ring belt that circles Uranus. Unfortunately for them, that means you can always smell them coming. No stealth shields for that yet, although CV19 shows promise.

          • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:04 pm #

            There are 300 pound women from New Jersey who can speak fluent Klingon. Don’t mess with them if you go to a Convention.

      • sstumpff December 21, 2020 at 11:49 am #

        You win the internet.

      • SvrzoH December 21, 2020 at 12:51 pm #

        Part of me thinks what we have right now , “because of the holidays” in lack of better excuse, is the calm before the storm. Election-divided country with ruined business and lives can not last for long as is.
        Oddly, only restaurant owners, as of now, are vocal out there about ridiculous arbitrary closure of some businesses and declaring other as an “essential”. History books will take notice to give a proper credit.
        Happy holidays to all.

        • Disaffected December 21, 2020 at 2:33 pm #

          The next wave(s) is/are coming. Dept. of Pandemic Defense coming soon.

      • Paul December 21, 2020 at 6:48 pm #

        It’s not Uranus you need to watch; it’s them pesky Klingons!

    • JohnAZ December 21, 2020 at 10:31 am #

      As the planes of the planetary orbits are not all lined up with each other, these two planets being in line with Earth and on the same level with each other only occurs every 800 years. Definitely worth a look.

      The Christmas star was supposedly a close conjunction between three planets, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. The frequency of this occurrence is enormous.

      To astrologers in the Mideast, who believe the future depended on the position of the planets, this needed investigation. So the Magi travelled to Bethlehem to investigate the future altering occurrence there. I believe a prediction of a great king existed at the time.

      • JohnAZ December 21, 2020 at 10:32 am #

        The date of that conjunction was in 7 BC.

        • rube-i-con December 22, 2020 at 4:14 pm #

          i believe they~ve determined that Yeshua Ha’mashiach was born around Feb 28, hence a Pisces and his age of aquarius

          makes sense, the first symbol of Xianity was the fish

    • megaculpa December 21, 2020 at 4:23 pm #

      And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

    • aibohphobia December 21, 2020 at 7:53 pm #

      If anyone is really interested, here’s a link to an astrological forecast for the president who takes office in 2021– Described as being like “walking face first into a buzz saw.”


    • Wizard of the Saddle December 23, 2020 at 8:29 am #

      Civil War 2 in 2021.

      Yeah, it’s “calm” right now. Like the “Secession Winter of 1860-61 was calm. It’s THAT sort of “calm.”

      The Biden Mob / Antifa Mob / BLM Mob think this fight is over. They are whistling past the graveyard and they know it. There is a reason a Kamala STILL hasn’t resigned from her Senate seat yet. She knows that it could still all go south on them at any moment.

      75 million fighting mad Trump voters also KNOW that they were swindled by the Dems and all their supporters in the MSM, Silicon Valley, and China.

      PThe FRAUD does not sit well. The endless election shenanigans by Democrat fraudsters smells to high heaven.

      If allowed to stand it means the end of authentic democratically elected government and the beginning of Banana Republichood with an express train ticket to Wokester Totalitarian Hell.

      This will not stand.

      Beijing Biden is NOT my president.

      The Kamel is NOT my Vice President.

      They are illegitimate USURPERS.

      As such, no American is obliged to recognize any political act by these two as being lawful. Compliance is not going to happen. Only resistance to unlawful authoritarianism by two posers to power. Paybacks are truly HELL.

      Happy 2021 Libtards.

  7. SouthernYankee December 21, 2020 at 9:50 am #

    Merry Christmas Jim. Let’s enjoy it because when the Kraken is released I expect the Donald to take no prisoners. And Amen for that!

    • MiTurn December 21, 2020 at 2:03 pm #


      I hope you’re right. Something interesting anyhow. If things come about as JHK is hinting, I can’t wait to to read what the mighty voices of impartial journalism, the WashPo and NYT, have to say.

      • Paul December 21, 2020 at 6:52 pm #

        I’m surprised JHK made no mention of the recent movements of carriers through the straits of Formosa, U.S. and Chinese, down there in the South CHINA sea?

  8. Murph December 21, 2020 at 9:50 am #

    Does Gavin Newsom know that Santa is coming? Talk about a superspreader!

    • SoftStarLight December 21, 2020 at 10:28 am #

      Such wasted potential. I’ll have to pray for him more.

  9. 100th Avatar December 21, 2020 at 9:50 am #

    even the rowdy comment gang

    even the dog gets the standing rib roast bone this time of year

    • Paul December 21, 2020 at 6:53 pm #

      Been awhile since I’ve had one of them; but Boston Baked Beans and Bread is the BEST!

  10. bluekayak December 21, 2020 at 9:52 am #

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the House
    All the halls were as empty as Old Pelosi’s blouse;
    Cuomigula hung his stockings by the chimney with care,
    In hopes that Old Joe’s stimulus bucks soon would be there;
    The antifa kiddies were nestled in their Mom’s basement beds,
    While visions of Soros-checks danced in their heads;
    And mamma with her sawed off, and I with Sig-Sauer
    Had just settled down for a winter’s siege-hour,
    When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
    I sprang from the bed to waste some dumbass lives matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
    The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
    Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
    When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
    But the giant great Trumpkin all full of great cheer,
    With little old Giuliani, that 9/11 prick,
    I knew in a moment, Miz Powell had a trick.
    Like certiorai petitions denied as they came,
    And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
    “Now, ROBERTS! now, AMY! Now CLARENCE you wiener!
    On, KAGEN the Lesbo and that diabetic LATINA!
    To the top of the docket! My back’s to the wall!
    Now rule away! Rule away! Rule away all!”
    SOMEONE ELSE can finish, I gotta get to work…

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    • elysianfield December 21, 2020 at 12:25 pm #

      Excellent effort!

      • Paul December 21, 2020 at 6:57 pm #

        Oh no. Here we go again . . . .

    • BackRowHeckler December 21, 2020 at 12:32 pm #

      Really, that is good. Thanks.

      • Paul December 21, 2020 at 6:58 pm #

        I’m not so sure.

        • bluekayak December 21, 2020 at 9:11 pm #

          Hey there Paul – I make no claims to genius and am just a poor poetaster, but you offer nothing but eye-rolling bitchiness.
          Why don’t you go eat a nice bag of dicks unless you can dash off a parody in 8 minutes between two jobs, wiseass

          • Paul December 22, 2020 at 12:05 pm #

            bk, I could say something like: “How do you know if I’m rolling my eyes or not; and your projection of ‘bitchiness’ is your mirror image, calling your name. So if you have 8 minutes to spare between two McJobs, then I would say that both of yr. overlords are being cheated. Paddle on back to shit-island, (with yr. sack of unsold dicks), and hope yr bosses are handing out free pieces of seal blubber for you to gnaw on. . . “, but I won’t. Instead, I’ll just say: Merry Christmas! And if you want to have a fast-poetry contest, I’m in!

    • Soul Forensics December 21, 2020 at 1:56 pm #

      ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (cont’d):

      But to my breathless horror the Trumpkin then vanished
      In a puff of snow mist, to the ether was banished
      By the Hologram’s cane as he leaned on his walker,
      Anon tried the side ivy, the groping sad gawker.

      I cocked my rifle and watched in disbelief
      As he scaled the vines, leaves in false teeth.
      He trembled and shook, then groaned and fell back
      To a carpet of white on his burgeoning sack

      Filled with IOUs whose worth was a digital graph
      of shifting CDOs and stimulus faff.
      Giuliani hovered closer with his briefcase of suits
      And showed Ole Man Biden he was in cahoots

      With Spy Masters, honey pots, and men from Burisma
      Who eclipsed the Elect with cash and charisma.
      Leave the doddering shade to rest on his fanny

      In purgatorial stasis while I set down my gun.
      But what’s this? It’s Trumpkins, this should be fun!
      Yes, the Prez has bent over the shade on the snow
      While lighting a match and tagging his toe.

      • bluekayak December 21, 2020 at 9:12 pm #

        Thanks, pal!! Good job!!

      • elysianfield December 21, 2020 at 11:08 pm #

        “In purgatorial stasis …”


        • Soul Forensics December 21, 2020 at 11:26 pm #

          kayak, I enjoyed your first-parter too.

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  11. Beryl of Oyl December 21, 2020 at 10:00 am #

    I see that for some reason, the AP has decided to allow Dr. Deborah Birx to slide under the wheels of the bus.

    Seems while she was telling Americans who dangerous it would be to travel and gather over Thanksgiving, she traveled and gathered with her own kin.

    Oh, but it was okay, because she did not celebrate the holiday. The virus wouldn’t have liked that.
    No, she gathered, kids grandkids and all, to pour antifreeze in the toilets at one of her multiple waterfront vacation properties.
    That’s funny. Usually the wealthy folk have the realtors arrange that for them, being as they stand to make such a yuge commission and all.

    No, Dr. Birx bravely risked her own life and that of her family, to take care of the chores in person.
    Her husband’s name is Paige.

    This is not hypocrisy. This is flagrantly and wilfully ignoring her own rules, because she KNOWS they are complete rubbish.

    Those of you who still believe in the stuff she espouses, after all this time, are stupid, stupid stupid.

    This is a gigantic case of criminal fraud. It’s starting to unravel.
    I think I know who they will try to leave holding the bag.

    Oh, by the way, the CDC decided to throw in the flu and pneumonia with the ‘ro, in their count of hospitalizations. That’s where the rise in hospitalizations is coming from. That and all the delays people experienced in getting treatment for anything else.

    Why do the elite insist on owning waterfront property?

    • MiddlePeninsula December 21, 2020 at 10:44 am #

      This is so true. I am going to California to pick up my kin and bring them back to the East Coast. My daughter wrings her hands and expresses her concerns. I say:
      1. California has 40 million folks.
      2. How many of those were false positives.
      3. I had COVID in January and it was like a rotten two day flu although the cough hung around for three weeks.
      I am going to wear my face diaper and sally forth. I am just glad at my age it is not a real diaper.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 10:59 am #

        Agreed. Just hope they don’t release a stronger strain to bring everyone into belief/compliance. This is BS. We;ve always had colds/flus. It sucks, but it’s usually just a temporary nuisance. How in the hell are people allowing the governments of the world to tell them to fear a friggin cold while stripping away any value in individual life?

        Now, if when walking down the streets we saw people in the gutters bleeding from their eyes…then we would have something to talk about. Hope they don’t release that one.

      • MiTurn December 21, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

        How many of these tests were false negatives? My son and daughter-in-law have Covid symptoms and were tested. Negative. Their doctor is not buying it. He’s been seeing to many false negatives.

        A thought anyhoo…

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 22, 2020 at 9:54 am #

          I’m sure that happens plenty as well. That said, your son and DIL might just have a bit of a winter cold, as we all have had since the dawn of time. Or maybe the tests were wrong…

          I’m guessing the doc isn’t buying it because the hospital doesn’t get to cash in another positive.

    • Ishabaka December 21, 2020 at 12:06 pm #

      Why do the elite insist on owning waterfront property? Because they believe in science – in this case, climate science.

    • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:09 pm #

      Yet still supremely dangerous. Most people in the Soviet Union knew Communism was bunk, yet you could pay with your life for saying anything against it. Our Elite enjoy humiliating us and will constantly let us glimpse them acting contrary to the Narrative. Will we dare to say anything? Well we better speak up now and try to derail it before it gains complete control.

      Cuomo on the news just now: The deadly new strain is even now making its ways from Great Britain to the United States. We have to lock down like they are doing.

      • Paul December 23, 2020 at 9:28 am #

        Every country with direct trade links to the U.K. has closed their borders at least for now. What has the United States done to protect the civil population?

        All civil flights in U.S. airspace were stopped for three days following 9/11. North American airspace should’ve been closed way back in February and not just for 3 days. 3 months as an absolute minimum to contain the virus and stop its spread.

        And now, the U.S. is failing to act, again. Don’t you know there’s a WAR on?

    • Paul December 21, 2020 at 7:22 pm #

      Yes, I read the National Review piece on Brix as well. Their advice was precious:

      “If you will be traveling to see loved ones this week for Christmas, and anyone suspiciously asks what you’re doing or where you’re going, just answer, “I’m going to winterize one of my properties before I sell it. My family will be joining me for a meal while I’m there, and we will be there for 50 hours or so”.

      My impression of the piece was different from yours, BoO; I don’t agree with your view that Brix is ‘wilfully ignoring her own rules, because she KNOWS they are complete rubbish. What I do believe is that the good Dr. Brix already KNOWS that the requirement that ordinary citizens of the United States restrict their movements and limit their freedom of association during the pandemic does NOT apply to HER because she is a member of the unelected, unaccountable RULING CLASS.

      The advice in itself is prudent, sound, and reasonable, and the people who accept it and abide by it are not, ‘stupid, stupid, stupid’, but careful, careful, careful. Out of an abundance of caution a reasonable person could abide by Dr. Brix’s directions without necessarily having to ‘believe them’. It would be enough to act solely out of a high index of caution. And if in being so careful you caught the virus and died anyway, at least it could be said of you that you had tried your best to limit its spread; and if in being so careful you remained free of the virus and survived, even better. Bully for you, and the rest of the vast, unwashed mass of people!

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 1:31 pm #

      Yes, the CDC has announced that COVID19 has cured the seasonal flu! Halleluia! It’s a Christmas MIRACLE!

  12. Beryl of Oyl December 21, 2020 at 10:02 am #

    There’s a new, worse strain of the virus in Europe. There isn’t any evidence of it, just take their word for it, they wouldn’t lie to you.

    Just do as you’re told, as Dr. Fauci says.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 10:56 am #

      People fleeing London in advance of Christmas lockdown. Have a few friends over there. Bet they wished they were still in the states right now. Hell, even LA.

      • abbybwood December 21, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

        I am in L.A. and so far it is a beautiful day near Manhattan Beach. Sun shining, blue skies, people walking their kids in strollers with no masks, teenagers shooting hoops with no masks! Gasp!

        To celebrate Jupiter and Saturn aligning tonight, today I will bring my six foot tall live North Carolina Pine back into my room after a two week respite in the back yard where it enjoyed water showers and a bit of sun (and the rabbits messing with it a little).

        The lights and ornaments will go back on in new spots and I will decorate a little outside three foot tree on the patio for the little ones.

        Whole family went to Maui a month ago and they kept calling each week, “Mind if we extend another week?!” Ha! Fine. Gives me more time to feed the roses and plant bulbs for Spring and rearrange a few more cupboards! They will be back in a few days.

        It hasn’t felt like Christmas here at all. Maybe with the trees decorated, the smell of my grandma’s Hermit cookies baking and seeing The Christmas Star the mood will strike me.

        And I hope that Hopeful Merry feeling strikes everyone here too!

        Merry Christmas!

        • benr December 21, 2020 at 7:38 pm #

          No one walks in LA!


          • benr December 21, 2020 at 7:44 pm #

            Damn Dale was hot!
            Pink hair…looked good.
            Rocking Yoga pants thirty years before they ever got invented!
            And that squeak I can only imagine when and where else she squeaks!
            Yea she was smoking hot!

          • Night Owl December 22, 2020 at 8:37 am #

            Now that’s a sexy lady.

      • Paul December 21, 2020 at 7:26 pm #

        Population density is a dog from hell. I’m not sure I could take Britain now, in especially in these pandemic days.

        I’m so thankful we pushed the RESET button a couple of years’ ago and moved 300 miles inland, an additional 1900 feet about sea level, and completely away from the coastal fault zones. Be careful out there, Mr. Mango.

    • draupnir December 21, 2020 at 11:10 am #

      Seventy percent worse and more infectious still, though the method for quantifying this is obscure. England must be amputated from the body politic. Just in time for Brexit. As if this were cholera, citizens are fleeing London and the South in front of a massive lockdown.

      • GreenAlba December 21, 2020 at 11:43 am #

        Just 70% more infectious, apparently, no evidence that it’s worse. It’s possibly less virulent in fact, as can be the way (a virus benefits from mutating in the direction of making its hosts less ill so that they can infect more people, rather than taking to their bed, or worse).

        Re Brexit, we’ll all have to make the most of our Christmas dinner, since many of January’s dinners may be stuck in Kent until at least March. 🙂

        Although we won’t know exactly where, since the fabled lorry park that is to be the jewel of Kent won’t be ready. Rain turned it into a lake, apparently, and held things up. Where are Santa’s little elves when you need them? Apparently we need 10,000 or so more customs officials to manage the 200m extra forms that will need to be filled in. And we don’t have them. Oops.

        Being a practical soul, I’m wondering if they’re going to install portable toilets along all Kent’s main roads. Otherwise those road verges don’t bear thinking about. It’ll be like Skid Row – literally …

        But Merry Christmas anyway, also to Mr K and fellow Rowdies.

        • hmuller December 21, 2020 at 12:03 pm #

          Sometimes the price of freedom is poop on the side of the road. Which by the way, would not have deterred William Wallace.

          And maybe he didn’t shag that queen, but I’ll bet he nailed her nanny.

          • GreenAlba December 21, 2020 at 12:31 pm #


            Well that would be the Auld Alliance in peak form, across land and sea, since the little Isabel was still living in France. 🙂

            All non-EU trade deals will entail a loss of sovereignty, most especially with the US, which will impose its lower standards and do incalculable damage to what farming businesses are still standing a few years after Brexit. The difference will be that we won’t be invited to vote for them. Not only that, but we won’t be told the details anyway, as they will be agreed by out betters.

            I don’t think Sir Wm would have liked that either.

            If he lived now he wouldn’t care much for this:


          • GreenAlba December 21, 2020 at 12:32 pm #

            Isabella – I’ve inadvertently anglicised her.

          • hmuller December 21, 2020 at 5:42 pm #

            GA, is it possible some people may blame Brexit for problems actually caused more by excessive measures taken with regard to the “covid pandemic”, so-called?

            It seems to me those who harp endlessly about the much hyped economic costs of Brexit maintain silence in the face of economies and lives destroyed by orchestrated panic over a flu bug. The latter being many multiples more costly.

          • GreenAlba December 21, 2020 at 7:35 pm #


            It is possible that some Covid costs may be blamed on Brexit, but equally the government will find it very convenient to try to hide Brexit costs among the ashes of Covid.

            The government’s own analyses show the cost to the economy (as did the analyses of Theresa May’s government – they don’t need me.


            “The latter being many multiples more costly.”

            I’d need to see your working, but I don’t deny the cost of the current business – also down to Mr Johnson, no?

            But yes, Covid will make that cliff we were about to fall off in January that much steeper.

          • GreenAlba December 21, 2020 at 7:39 pm #

            That’s an old article, before the ‘easiest trade deal in history’ hit the skids. Now we’re looking at eye-watering tariffs for some sectors of the economy, notably livestock farming.

            But who needs farmers?

        • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

          Remember, the testing is fraudulent. Increase the cycles and you get “more infection”. They are making another political move. This is a blitzkrieg or “lightning war” against the human race.

          • GreenAlba December 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm #

            The testing is shambolic. However, if the ‘new variant’ is less virulent, that is a good thing. And I didn’t vote for Boris Johnson, England did. I didn’t even vote for the annoying Sturgeon.

          • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 7:52 pm #

            Who says there is a new strain? If one lies once, one will lie twice.

          • GreenAlba December 22, 2020 at 8:05 am #

            It isn’t ‘one’, it’s many. Very many. But if you choose to believe that every member of the medical profession, however lowly – and/or every member of the scientific community – is engaged in one over-arching plot, you’re entitled to go with that. I do not feel any urge or obligation to interfere.

            Not quite apropos, here’s a random techie thing I happened upon about assessment of tests by Porton Down.


            I haven’t read it all – just offered for your delectation.

          • Night Owl December 22, 2020 at 8:40 am #

            It is the novel novel virus.

            Then comes the novel, novel, novel virus.

            Surprise! The face rag never goes away, and the vaccination card and medical passport are the New Normal.

            Don’t have them, no prob. Then your future is this:


      • Paul December 21, 2020 at 7:27 pm #

        Standard pandemic behaviour!

      • sophia December 22, 2020 at 4:46 pm #

        Most of the time microbes become less lethal over time, not more.

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 1:33 pm #

      IT’s unfortunate we don’t seem to have anyone to force the upholding of the Constitution, or stop the torture of the populace (everything they are doing goes against the Nuremburg code), and arrest those traitors and terrorists who are making $$ hand over fist by doing Big Pharma’s bidding. So I am banking on the military intervening. I don’t see any other way of restoring order and peoples’ faith in any sort of leadership at all. Bleak but interesting times.

  13. Zoltar December 21, 2020 at 10:04 am #

    I remain ambivalent: on the one hand, I despise the hypocrisy and betrayal of the Democratic Party and loathe the idea of them getting away with stealing a presidential election in so blatant a manner.

    On the other hand, it would be condign punishment for them to get what they wished for in this case. Whoever holds the Oval Office these next four years will also be left holding the biggest bag in the history of American politics, and it ain’t full of rose petals.

    That bag will surely be aflame on the White House porch soon into the next presidential term, and what could be more fair than for Old White Joe to be the one who has to trudge out there in his bedroom slippers and try to stomp it out?

    • SoftStarLight December 21, 2020 at 10:22 am #

      One day someone is going to knock you off that fence you know. And you will tumble onto one side or the other. Prepare for the day!!

      • Zoltar December 21, 2020 at 11:33 am #

        SSL: You clearly don’t understand me or the situation. Anyone who is on either “side” is part of the problem, which is that both are irredeemably corrupt squads of the same ruling organization.

        I have been preparing for The Day for forty years, and I will not face what’s hurtling toward us as having ever been a Republican or a Democrat.

        • messianicdruid December 21, 2020 at 1:50 pm #

          Have we become our symbols?

        • sophia December 22, 2020 at 4:51 pm #


          You’re mostly right but the patriots are not about being Republican (I’m an Independent). But Trump is about draining the swamp. That’s the reason for the coup.

          • Zoltar December 22, 2020 at 8:26 pm #

            Of course they’re not. I don’t know how I could be more explicit: anyone who is still partisan Democrat or Republican, or doesn’t object to being associated with either party, is part of the problem.

      • hmuller December 21, 2020 at 11:55 am #

        Sitting on the fence gives you butt dimples, which may or may not enhance your overall appearance.

        But Zoltar makes a valid point. Whoever has command of this ship for the next 4 years will be navigating thru a hurricane. Somehow, I’m not reassured by the thought of Old Captain Joe or First-mate Kamala at the helm. And the results are unlikely to reprise the nostalgic whimsy of “Gilligan’s Island”.

        Worse, the people really in charge (forget the above mentioned hand-puppet clowns) don’t want America to be safe and strong. I believe the Globalists want us to break up on the rocks and go down drowning.

        It probably means nothing, but one quirky source predicts a US population of 100 million in 2025. Just how we get there is not explained. But if I see Bill Gates sneaking up on me with a syringe…..


    • volodya December 21, 2020 at 11:18 am #

      Yes, the fence, get off the fence. 

      Problem is this, you’re a fool if you vote Democrat and you’re a fool if you vote Republican, because if you vote for either one you vote for an unworkable and calamitous status quo. 
      Each successive presidential administration is the seamless successor of the last, this last administration being the exception with respect to overseas supply chains and unrestricted immigration which both Democrats and Republicans worked for. Both the overseas supply chains and immigration worked to lower costs and raise corporate profits which was the objective of both political parties because both are funded by monied interests. 

      And both worked to the detriment of what we’ve been calling Deplorables. Trump was the exception which is why he must be overthrown. The issue is no longer being on or off the fence but rather doing a run around it like Trump did. This points to the dire necessity of a new political movement, one represented by a new political party not beholden to Wall Street and the billionaire oligarchy and one that can do a flanking manoeuver which the key to winning.

      If it takes shape you can bet that existing interests will go at this thing tooth and nail. The oligarch shot-callers won’t cede say or power or money or privilege without a fight, neither will their Deep State and elected minions. 

      • Zoltar December 21, 2020 at 11:34 am #

        V: Well put.

      • abbybwood December 21, 2020 at 2:26 pm #

        Any Americans currently trying to organize a new party (Jimmy Dore and Cornell West are behind The People’s Party) had better beware the agent provocateurs in their midst.

        The ones who are working hard to achieve their goals will be shocked when they are about to “win” something and instead their new “leadership” makes a dirty deal with Pelosi (or which ever Speaker is in office by then).

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 23, 2020 at 1:18 pm #

          More dangerous are the donor class who simply show up at the door with sacks of cash to buy off everyone and thus co-opt any up-and-coming movement that shows promise of upsetting the status quo.

    • sstumpff December 21, 2020 at 11:54 am #

      This bag thing has been coming for years. GM was a zombie for 20+ years. The U.S. is way bigger than GM. What’s the match that will light it up this 4 year period?

    • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:13 pm #

      Nope you got it wrong. Those days are over. The Democrats are handing it over it to the Globalists who don’t care what you or anybody else thinks. Democracy? The veneer will remain, at least for now. But surely you understand that they will vote in anyone they want to, right?

      • 100th Avatar December 21, 2020 at 12:24 pm #

        Check your tense.
        Are handing?
        Been handed
        Ages ago.

        As I have said before, what you are witnessing is not the take over, but the curtain slowly being pulled back.

        Trump 1, was a severe miscalculation by those with the levers of power. They did not “program” correctly for the hate towards Hillary.

        This is why the swamp boiled. Not because of Trump, but because they had failed and had to implement a plan B.

        The bureaucratic coup.

        • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 1:09 pm #

          Rare agreement, at least to some extent. The groundwork has most certainly been well laid.

    • Paul December 21, 2020 at 7:33 pm #


      I agree with what Chris Hedges wrote today in his column over at Scheerpost.com.

      The only reason the Democratic Party isn’t railing against this election being ‘stolen’ is because this time, their candidate won.

      Mr. Hedges has this figured out and his arguments are cogent and persuasive. It’s actually quite refreshing to benefit from his essentially Calvinist background and training; he’s quite consistent in expecting not the best, but the worst of things to happen.

      People have always been shits, and when they’re not, there’s something we can build upon.

      • Night Owl December 22, 2020 at 8:41 am #

        A bit off.

        They engineered it.

        That is a lot worse.

      • Zoltar December 22, 2020 at 8:30 pm #

        Yes, Hedges is reliably clear-thinking for these times. And he recognizes the fact that we are way too far past the Event Horizon for their to be any remedy provided by our political system. Only a complete overthrow of those now running the show could even attempt to address the problems we face.

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 1:35 pm #

      Great points. I prefer that all of those people get removed – the Democrats and their intelligence agency handlers. Because yeah it would be satisfying to see Old Joe dithering about as the apocalypse rages, but too many of the cabal would be off the hook then. And, the swamp activity will continue.

  14. malthuss December 21, 2020 at 10:05 am #


    The Irish government has proposed making it a crime to share ‘hate’ comments on social media platforms even if someone else wrote of them.

    Ireland’s Justice Minister, Helen McEntee, announced the new proposals this week, which could see retweeting or reposting ‘hate’ speech comments a criminal offence.

    • 100th Avatar December 21, 2020 at 10:17 am #

      It’s Ireland after all. Thinking isn’t heir strong-suit, and rule via dogma works exquisitely

      • SoftStarLight December 21, 2020 at 10:21 am #

        Oh ok, so I guess the dogma doesn’t live loudly within you lol? 🙂

        • 100th Avatar December 21, 2020 at 10:40 am #

          Well, in the US, it’s only OK if it’s Dianne’s brand of dogma lives loudly and unabashedly.
          Promised land and promised peoples are facts, not religious notions.

          Secondly, there is a justifiable concern that the meme of invasive oriental abrahamic religions rings more loudly in the emptier heads of the western acolytes.

          • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

            DiFi employed a Chinese spy for twenty years. She is either a traitor or a booby – and of course now senile.

            She outraged the Party when she hugged Lindsay Graham and said something nice about ACB at the hearings. This made an intervention about her senility imperative. Only the Mad or Incompetent are nice to Republicans, right?

          • 100th Avatar December 21, 2020 at 12:29 pm #

            Only the ones that forget their part.
            Whispers from stage right: “stay in role”

            You enjoy the act, eh?

    • rube-i-con December 21, 2020 at 11:14 am #

      how about 5 million Irish repost ‘hate’ comments all day for a week, maybe about 100 million comments or so

    • Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 12:08 pm #

      Ireland has become intensely conformist and intolerant. I hear that they will also be making Holocaust Denial a crime. I think this is already the case in most of Europe, but not in Britain.

      Most people here believe that in the past they were downtrodden by an oppressive Catholic clerical state. It is, of course, a cliché and completely wrong.

      Now, where did these strange beliefs come from?

      As for thinking, it resembles other countries on the western fringe, like Portugal and Iceland, and probably Norway, Denmark, Belgium and Holland too. And Wales and Scotland are very much in the club. Politically correct, deluded, class conscious and slavish provincial aping of the metropolis. Would anyone believe that Irish pubs have not been open since around St Patrick’s Day in March, except to serve food, with absurd social distancing rule, time limits and minimum expenditure on food rather vis a vis drink?

      The elite here has been embarrassed by Ireland and the Irish for at least forty years and here is their chance to finish them off. They hope you all approve of their liberal zeal.

      A tiny handful of men make up for the mediocrity: Raymond Crotty, Desmond Fennell and John Waters spring to mind. I cannot easily think of anyone else.

      • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm #

        The Irish Savant is a great blogger. Alas the seeds of hate are very deeply sewn. The IRA were diehard Marxists after all, so the Republic was a born under a very dark cloud.

      • Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

        The Irishman who has come into my thoughts over the past couple of days is the Victorian physicist or astronomer (I know ver little about him) George Fitzgerald. The 1887 Michaelson experiment had, by measuring light speeds in different directions, failed to show that the earth was moving. This was a big problem for the heliocentric model and for modern science as a whole. Fitzgerald and a Dutch(?) scientist by the name of Lorenz, clutching at straws, suggested that the pressure of the aether on the measuring equipment as the earth moved through it shortened it and affected the measurement of the light’s speed. This was just clutching at straws.

        Einstein sezied on the idea and came up with his first theory of relativity in 1905, explaining the experiment’s result quite ingeniously. As I understand it (for what THAT is worth) the fixed speed of light meant that it was impossible to measure the speed of light when its source was moving at speed to or from the observer. The object moving at speed also shrunk so that accounted for the ‘false’ data from the experimental equipment. (He also found it necessary to throw in time dilation and increased mass to make the equations balance.) All this for the fame and his unwillingness to accept that the earth could be at the centre of the universe.

        Oh yeah, Robert Sungennis has catalogued numerous quotes from eminent sceintists conceding that a geocentric model (with the earth at the centre of the universe) is just as feasible as a heliocentric solar system. Hawking is one. Einstein himself another. Note, the quotes are there, the books are there. Once again conventional wisdom is shown to be an imposter. Notice a pattern? Heliocentrism is no more than a philosophical preference, and not a very clever or promising one, when you consider the vast implications.

        And for any thinkers out there who find this hard to take seriously please note that a geocentric model, such as Tycho Rahe’s, accounts for the relative positions of the earth, sun and planets exactly the same as the Copernican. You really have to see a model to believe it.

        And in his revised, 1915, theory Ensiein conceded that the speed of light is not fixed. So all those turgid books of science fiction are not just bad writing but bad science. And as the Dems all say, do what “science says”.

        Any, back to Fitzgerald. I expect he was a “worthy but dull” Anglo. Now Crotty, he was a native and a genius.

        • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 1:12 pm #

          What about the Aether? Some are trying to bring it back. It would explain “much” and of course be the ultimate source of energy if we could but harness it.

          Tesla was an aether man!

          • beantownbill. December 21, 2020 at 2:51 pm #

            The ether is an outdated theory. What’s now in vogue is vacuum energy.

          • Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 5:14 pm #

            There is a philosophical argument that there cannot be ‘nothing’ and that there must be something but, as of yet, I do not get it.

          • hmuller December 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm #

            I’m still trying to understand how electrons can dart about for 15 billion years without running out of energy when I can barely make it thru the day.

        • Paul December 21, 2020 at 7:38 pm #

          All right, all right. Let’s amend that: “Do what the science says, except sometimes?” Does that help?

        • 66616mph December 21, 2020 at 8:33 pm #

          For this reason, God sends them an operation of wandering, so that they will believe the lie.

          when you followed the aeons of the cosmos, and the prince of the power of the air.

          Wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness is reserved forever.

      • BackRowHeckler December 21, 2020 at 12:34 pm #

        I’ve read that there are African Street Gangs operating in Joyce’s beloved Dublin. Could it be true?

        • malthuss December 21, 2020 at 12:35 pm #

          of course.

        • Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 5:16 pm #

          Yes, I believe that is so. It is never mentioned on the main broadcaster (again, I believe, because I gave up watching) but I have seen video footage on YT and Bitchute.

          • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 9:25 pm #

            I have seen video footage on YT and Bitchute. – Sean C.


            I’m familiar with YT (YouTube) but unfamiliar with Bitch Ute 😉

        • Rian Orr December 21, 2020 at 5:33 pm #

          I seriously doubt it, not much to eat during the ‘Lockout’ and nowhere to stay but the Tenement slums. But they could always join the British army.

      • malthuss December 21, 2020 at 12:35 pm #

        Ireland has become leftist? your -Ireland has become intensely conformist and intolerant.

        I read someone Jewish presides over the ‘let them in immigration policy.’

        And Ireland legalized abortion.

        The PM is a Gay East Indian, or was.

    • Ishabaka December 21, 2020 at 12:09 pm #

      Wonder if this got published in Ireland? Washington Post cartoon depicting Trump supporters as rats, virtually identical to Nazi propaganda depicting Jews as rats:

      • Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 5:21 pm #

        Don’t know but doubt it. Crude, seems to be motivated by hatred. Just looked up WP’s editor: Martin Baron. What a surprise.

  15. rainmaker December 21, 2020 at 10:11 am #

    Hey! I bought me some dried Great Northern beans and some smoked ham hocks to make a big pot of soup. I’m not even a POC, just a Po’ white Ozark American here!

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    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 10:29 am #

      I’m in.

      • rainmaker December 21, 2020 at 10:36 am #

        Our very local Ozark area grocery store sells some good pig products. Burgers Smokehouse of California MO makes some world famous bacon and ham. Good eatin’.

        • MiddlePeninsula December 21, 2020 at 10:47 am #

          I worry about folks that don’t eat bacon. That alone, would make someone bad tempered.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 10:47 am #

          Add some cornbread w/hot honey and you’ve got a feast.

      • abbybwood December 21, 2020 at 5:38 pm #

        Except for the ham hocks, sounds great!

        Some tasty cornbread would finish that out with some suet pudding and hard sauce for dessert.

        Oh wait! The suet! (Was my favorite dessert as a child).

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 22, 2020 at 12:06 pm #

          Hmm…ham hocks bad, but suet (hard beef fat) good? Maybe just a flavor thing? Just curious.

          Either way, hell I’d eat both.

    • MiTurn December 21, 2020 at 2:09 pm #

      “Po’ white Ozark American here”

      You might’ve been canceled. Might wanna check…


    • King of Comedy December 22, 2020 at 11:40 am #

      You can’t be poor and white. According to Holy Writ of Woke, the combination simply cannot exist. We all know that White Privilege™ conveys innumerable benefits not available to POC™ and that every cracker gets a pony…

  16. teddyboy46 December 21, 2020 at 10:15 am #

    Merry Christmas to the Kunstler Krew, and a snappy new year.

  17. dplainview December 21, 2020 at 10:20 am #

    …all the while Dr. Jill prepares for her role as an Edith Wilson.

    • 100th Avatar December 21, 2020 at 10:49 am #

      It all makes sense in the mindset of the democratic party. They respect most the veneer of celebrity and quantifiable status markers: degrees, positions, fame, etc.

      The cult of personality party.
      the paper of “record”

      substance matters least
      symbolism matters most.

      it’s all very white & Black
      capital B

      • rube-i-con December 21, 2020 at 11:18 am #

        ^^^tru dis^^^ viz gavin newsome, LA~s cute-boy answer to trudeau

        (shit and needles everywhere)

        just look at that hair, and that smile

        (blackouts and raging fires in mismanaged forests)

        and….he~s the nephew of nancy pelosi!

        (dines indoors without mask, along with doctors)

        • benr December 21, 2020 at 3:22 pm #

          I read three families control California and they are all inter married.

          • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 1:37 pm #

            Yep. Why I left.

    • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:22 pm #

      Who dat?

  18. JohnAZ December 21, 2020 at 10:22 am #

    Merry Christmas to JHK, and all the CFNers.

    And hopefully a much better 2021!

    • SoftStarLight December 21, 2020 at 10:25 am #

      Merry Christmas John!!

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 10:53 am #

      Same to you, John.

      But I fear 2021 will suck by orders of magnitude over 2020.

  19. MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 10:25 am #

    Lil Smokies in the crockpot w/BBQ sauce…Slovak dumplings and cabbage w/polska and rye bread ready to fire up on the 24th…Vikings on the TV Christmas Day…two big bags of extra-worchestershire Chex Mix in the freezer…gifts under the slightly-too-large-for-my-taste, self-cut tree…gyms back open at 25% capacity (mask required lol)…restaurants and bars all still closed except for takeout…unbearable news cycles ignoring anything important…no snow on the ground…dreary gray skies meet the night at 4:30pm…car needs a serious wash and has a slow-leaking tire…dog puked on the carpet this morning…woke friends and family won’t stfu, needling and cawing their percevied political/intellectual superiority cuz Biden/Harris…

    But my almost 4-yr old boy will probably remember this as his first Christmas of meaning. So tallying up all the good and bad…

    A roundabout Merry Christmas to all!

    • draupnir December 21, 2020 at 11:30 am #

      I can’t make lutefisk and lefsa; my mother hates fish and lefsa is too much trouble for just the two of us, though how it can be Christmas without lutefisk is beyond me. The church ladies at St. Stephen’s Lutheran always put on a lutefisk feast this time of year, but that is sadly cancelled. I’m afraid lots of our traditions are going to be lost as this grinds on and on.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 12:48 pm #

        St. Stephen’s…looks like we’re not very far apart geographically. Not a lutefisk guy (raised Slovak lutheran…give us starch and meat, not jellied fish), but the tradition should live on. What else are the church basement ladies gonna do? Only so many quilts can be made alone.

    • elysianfield December 21, 2020 at 12:32 pm #

      “dog puked on the carpet this morning…”

      Quit feeding it those goddamned “lil Smokies”…you know that flies won’t even land on them….

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 12:50 pm #

        At 14, she gets her food and that’s it (unless the toddler decides to drop some of his meal on the floor…and that didn’t include smokies…which I am aware are not to be considered “food”).

  20. J. Dean December 21, 2020 at 10:26 am #

    Merry Christmas Jim!

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  21. jimbo December 21, 2020 at 10:28 am #

    Merry Xmas and happy New Year to another Jim . Oh just asking for a bunch of Americans. Why do we still gush over Trump and vilify and make fun of Biden . Oh wait don’t respond. Imma fool for asking but how is it this country cannot and did not order enough vaccine for the citizens of this country. Again New Zealand nails the landing and will be giving away extra doses for free to neighbors. Man listen even Republicans stink . They ran the senate and executive branch for the past 4 years and had the whole shebange for 2 of those 4 . Yea we numba 1 .. uh no .

    • rainmaker December 21, 2020 at 10:31 am #

      Dear Jimbo, you can have my dose of the very rushed vaccine…. Merry Xmas!

      • draupnir December 21, 2020 at 11:44 am #

        You are welcome to my dose of autoimmune disease as well. I’m not so concerned about the possible sterility factor, as I’m well past that age now, thank Christ. They are giving it to pregnant women and no pregnant women were included in their studies, so its anyone’s guess as to how it will affect a fetus. Perhaps it will lead to a whole generation of drooling pinheads. It contains polyethylene glycol. Like mercury in the measles vaccine, the manufacturers assure us it is safe, but my brother-in-law used an empty and purportedly thoroughly rinsed out bottle of the stuff to water his dog while camping and gave the poor thing convulsions. The idiot is lucky he didn’t use it to drink from it himself. My sister actually had children by him.

        This sort of vaccine was only theoretical eight months ago. If you enjoy the role of guinea pig, be my guest.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 10:33 am #

      Mine can be your booster three weeks later.

      • jimbo December 21, 2020 at 10:34 am #

        Follow the science kids . Not the internet science.

        • jimbo December 21, 2020 at 10:36 am #

          Oh we don’t have enough vaccine for you or me until maybe April,May, Summer ? Who knows . Does Trumpy? Does Pence , ?? Nobody knows . We so great a nation.

        • rainmaker December 21, 2020 at 10:42 am #

          My immune system is working just fine, thanks.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 10:44 am #

          Is there a difference?

          You’re talking about the science that told us to not wear masks, told us to get out and go to the Chinese New Year parade, told us HCQ is ineffective (then is effective), told us the tests show existence of a virus (that hasn’t ever been isolated or seen through a microscope) and show a majority percentage false positive result, told us not to gather with our families for the holidays and then went and gathered with their familied for the holidays (Birx)?

          Follow your brain.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 10:45 am #

          And for the record, as far as I’m concerned, you are literally the internet science.

          • jimbo December 21, 2020 at 12:59 pm #

            It will go away like a miracle. In the warm weather in April.. your guy . That orange thing that lost and has done nothing. Please .

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 1:01 pm #


            Do you even read the things you write?

            Or the things you’re replying to?

        • draupnir December 21, 2020 at 4:20 pm #

          What you are hearing explained as settled science is merely scientific opinion, elevated to the heights of not-to-be-questioned religion, which ought to ring alarm bells for anyone. There is a whole other group of scientists, equally qualified, with differing opinions.

          As soon as questioning becomes heresy, the auto-de-fe is not far behind.

    • rube-i-con December 21, 2020 at 11:22 am #

      two notable ‘covid’ deaths near my area of the planet

      one an 87-yr old celeb, the other had previously suffered from adult leukemia

      people here telling me the first one was definitely covid ‘because he was so healthy’

      — at 87 years old

      god love the both

      Merry Christmas, Tiny Tim!

      • BackRowHeckler December 21, 2020 at 11:38 am #

        Much was made here recently about ‘Covid wiping out a whole family’, 95 year old twin sisters and a younger 89 year old sister, who all lived in the same house.

        It was a tragedy.

        • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:28 pm #

          Yes, the very old often die quickly and easily. Ripe fruit. And of course if one goes, the others often follow. The law of synchronicity.

    • benr December 21, 2020 at 11:58 am #

      What is the difference between New Zealand and the United States?
      Beyond of course different locations on the globe.
      What makes providing a vaccine to all of New Zealand’s populace verses America?
      Do you think making anything is really just throwing pixie dust at it and it magically appears?

      Why are we still gushing over Trump?
      Gushing is of course not the correct answer.
      At least Trump heard and started mouth breathing America first!
      He even said it with the vaccine most normal people don’t want.

      The answer is that Biden is just that pathetic.
      He is the essence of #metoo abuse, lies, corrupt and a puppet with silk strings hell I can all but seem the works crawling our of his mouth and nose.
      Harris is unlikeable by any measure no sense of humor and not fit to be county dog catcher.

      Trump was a direct reaction to Obama/Biden.
      So if the fraudulent election is allowed to stand and after several months of demented Biden before he is removed using grandma pelosi 25th amendment statute then we get Harris.
      The lady that failed to even get 3% from the DEMOCRAT PRIMARIES.
      Then the rest of the time under Harris what do you think the reaction of Americans will be next election cycle?

      Green new deal bullshit, business crushing regulation, China eating our lunch, manufacturing going back offshore, massive unemployment, further lockdowns for virus problems, grifiting that will make Tammany hall look honest, 70’s style gas lines at the pump, jimmy Carter era bumbling and God only knows what war they want next.

      Jimbo you are a dim bulb by any measure and out of touch with reality.

      • benr December 21, 2020 at 11:59 am #

        works should be worms.

      • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:29 pm #

        He wants to be ruled by a Female Tyrant like they are. A Red Queen, a Kate Brown or Whitmer of Michigan. A Pelosi!

      • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

        New Zealand’s populace verses America? – benr



        And YOU have the balls to call someone a ‘dim bulb.’

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

          For eight years we had a president that said “Nucular”.

          • benr December 21, 2020 at 9:16 pm #

            He did have an accent.

            Do you make fun of Bostoners for how they say caaaah (car) or mid west people for saying sooodah or pellow when it should be pillow?

            It did make me laugh when he said it.

            How about Obama for CORPSE man instead of Navy corpsman.

            For an interesting reality check on how the leftwing covered for Obama look at fact check and their covering for this error.
            Perfect example of the circling of wagons around leftist politicians.

          • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 10:59 pm #

            I assume you are speaking of Dubya Bush. But what about Jimmy Carter, a former naval officer, who also used to pronounce it* as Nucular.

            *it = nuclear

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 22, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

            Then Carter is deserving of being made fun of as well. Same with people who say “Sherbert”.

            Uh oh, I’m moving into Q Shtik territory here…but I get where he’s coming from, obviously.

          • Q. Shtik December 22, 2020 at 12:55 pm #

            Same with people who say “Sherbert”. – Mango


            I am an offender re “sherbert.” I noticed over the years that the second syllable contains no r but just couldn’t eliminate that r from my pronunciation. It must have been a regional thing where I grew up in So. Jersey, not far from Philly.

            There is another word that contains no r and yet we pronounced it as though it contained one. The word is ‘wash.’ We would say warsh. “Warsh your hands before dinner.” When this mispronunciation was brought to my attention I immediately began to work on correcting it. My brother, however, continued to say ‘warsh’ even though he lived 2/3rds of his life in South Florida.

            Here is what a Google search produced on the subject of sherbert:

            Sherbert is a variant spelling of the word sherbet. It’s often considered a mistake.

        • benr December 21, 2020 at 1:44 pm #

          Spelling issues aside can you argue with what I posted?
          No you can’t and in fact you never have nor I suspect will you ever.
          Dim Bulb = someone who can’t think not someone who fails to go over his musings before hitting post.
          Go back to yelling at people being on the dormant grass you’re in way over your head.

          • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 3:27 pm #

            Spelling issues aside can you argue with what I posted? – benr


            But this is NOT a spelling issue. This is a STUPID issue. There must have been five times previously that you have used this same wrong word and I have brought it to your attention by italicizing it. It’s not that you misspelled versus. You simply don’t realize that versus and verses are two different words.

            You could go over your musings a dozen times before hitting post (actually it’s Submit, not Post) and you wouldn’t notice the ‘verses’ mistake. My theory is you are missing a ‘language gene.’

            If I wanted to waste my time I could point out a dozen other cases of words you get wrong… WRONG EVERY TIME! And they’re NOT typos. Believe me or not, I am trying to help you to not appear as stoopit as you do. It’s like my b-i-l Peter who STILL does not realize, or perhaps simply doesn’t give a shit, that ‘prostrate’ is not a bodily organ… Who STILL thinks the brick structure sticking up from a house’s roof is a ‘chimley.’ I am embarrassed to be in a group conversation where Peter is one of the group. I fear that others might think I’m as stupid as Peter simply because we are related.

          • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 4:55 pm #

            Being with your bil, Peter, leaves you prostate with greif.

          • BackRowHeckler December 21, 2020 at 5:13 pm #

            “A chimley”

            Ahahahahaha ahahahaha ahahahahaha!

          • benr December 21, 2020 at 8:12 pm #

            What can I say I was not paying attention in English class…like ever!
            One of the schools I went to as a young man half the graduates could not read a simple I am Sam book.

            The funny part I read at least a book a week on average and most of them are technical in nature.

            My latest one in fact.
            Enjoy read this and get back to me we can hash over the joys of using wireshark for deep packet analysis.

            How about this I’m a lost cause AND most of all I don’t care let them under estimate me for sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation errors.

            By the way mistakes like that are in now way an indication of intelligence or a lack of it.

            6. Albert Einstein
            In Einstein’s defense, English was his second language. It’s therefore easy to understand why spelling and grammatical errors in his works were a constant source of frustration to the physicist. “I cannot write in English,” he said, “because of the treacherous spelling.”

            Had an English major I was forced to work with in the NAVY who wrote perfectly and yet was dumb as dirt and could not do his job. Hey if you needed a resume written he was your guy but repair an an/sps-49 v4 and trouble shoot to component level no way. This piece of gear had 16 volumes at least as large as the bible.
            I found a bad resistor in the high voltage cabinet that services the capacitors that pulled 50k watts from the air. Pain n the ass because you had to have a discharge probe attached to it at all times or it would straighten your hair and then burn it off without it. Problem was it also grounded out any and all signals going to the klystron.


            Hell this guy could not even trouble shoot down to the six packs in an an/wsk-3.


            I have included both the neets mods I am sure If I handed you a busted piece of gear you could of course read them and repair them in short order?
            Some how I doubt it in fact I doubt you could even put together the very computer you are reading this on.

            Embarrassing really.

            By the way don’t be to hard on B.I.L. when he is gone you will miss him. Kid of like your kid miss pronouncing words as they grow up and out of it you miss certain aspects like fluh flys being french fries.

            Merry Christmas Q~

          • Soul Forensics December 21, 2020 at 9:30 pm #

            Right on, benr.

            Robert Lowell, one of the great poets of the 20th century, and perhaps the best, was a lyricist nonpareil. Impeccable style (and substance). A true virtuoso of the English language. Yet he could spell woth shit, and that’s OK. It’s what editors are for.

            Conversely, I’ve read many people who could string together a sentence with perfect component parts, yet they had nothing to say.

            Q. slyly tried to conflate the written with the spoken word at the end of his post. But no one here who hasn’t met the other can assume the written infelicities match the verbal. And why would that be an assumption anyway?

            One of the smartest guys I’ve ever known, a long-time friend who I haven’t seen in quite a while (the family moved) used to kid me, saying, “oh Christ! You’ve been in the dictionary again,” and I’d kid him right back by letting him know there was more than one word — “eh?” — to plead for agreement.

            All good fun, but there’s always a hall moniter with a stick up his ass.

    • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:25 pm #

      We all approach Jimbo with our fully loaded needles. He said Merry Christmas and then mixed in political venom, turning it into a curse. There can be but one penalty: Multi-Vaccines!

    • abbybwood December 21, 2020 at 5:43 pm #

      John Philips was just on KABC talk radio on the air in exile in Palm Springs and he was making the case that if only front line health care workers and those over 70 and up were the first to be vaccinated it could cut the death rate in half.

      Instead AOC gets her jab because she is essential?

      • benr December 21, 2020 at 8:15 pm #

        She can have all the jabs every three months!
        Won’t be long before she is either drooling all over herself or having severe allergic reactions.

        I got to say couldn’t happen to a nicer POS.

    • King of Comedy December 22, 2020 at 12:07 pm #

      Regarding NZ’s “success” in the COVID Olympics, maybe being an island has something to do with it. Oceans make for fairly effective borders, wouldn’t you say? Maybe that, paired with the fact that there are only 5 million souls inhabiting 103,000 square miles (by way of comparison the state of Rhode Island, one of the smallest, has 1 million in 1200 square miles). And lastly, there is evidence that countries in the region may have some level of immunity due to exposure over the years to similar pathogens. At last counting NZ’s Asian population stood at about 15%.


      Tatsuhiko Kodama of the University of Tokyo said preliminary studies show that Japanese people’s immune systems tend to react to the novel coronavirus as though they had previous exposure, and notes that there are centuries of history of coronaviruses emerging from East Asia.


      You’re comparing the proverbial fish to the proverbial bicycle. FAIL

      • malthuss December 22, 2020 at 8:54 pm #

        Corona Virus. I hear the hospitals are full but Im not so sure.

  22. MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 10:36 am #

    Curious about the Kamala not resigning her Senate seat situation…have candidates-elect traditionally resigned their seats immediately after a race is called by the media? Or is it just noticeably suspect this time around because of the fraud allegations?

    • B_NOLA December 21, 2020 at 11:12 am #

      It’s not unusual. Biden didn’t resign from the Senate until five days before Obama was inaugurated.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm #

        Thanks. Not really something to be concerned about then.

  23. malthuss December 21, 2020 at 10:49 am #

    Bread and circuses.

  24. MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 10:50 am #

    I worry about the Catch-22 that the governors/health officials enjoy these days.

    They institute a lockdown to curb the virus spread…if the positive tests/deaths decline, they were right! If the numbers climb, it was because all of you redneck conspiracy theorists didn’t do what you were supposed to! They have a get out of jail free card in any instance.

    Impossible logic.

    • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:32 pm #

      More: they can spin it any way they want, when they want. Spin more cycles in the “test” and the rate of infection goes up. Just like the elections: nothing is to be left to chance anymore.

    • malthuss December 22, 2020 at 8:49 pm #

      Catch 19

  25. BackRowHeckler December 21, 2020 at 10:53 am #

    Not knowing much about macro economics, I wonder how it is the US Govt can come up with $900 billion for a stimulus package just like that. Where is the money coming from? And if money can just be created out of thin air, why do they bother with an income tax?

    Where’s Biden? His last public appearance was a few days ago in front of no audience, just a moribund press conference to announce his ‘Climate Change Team’, triumphantly stating the team had no ‘White Males’ on it, and its goal was to “walk away from fossil fuels by 2030.”

    Joe looked unwell, and coughed up a few lungers.


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    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 11:03 am #

      It’s called debt slavery. I think Congress is at the “fuck it” point.

      • jimbo December 21, 2020 at 12:12 pm #

        600 bucks ? For what ? A tip , it does not even cover 1 months rent .

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 12:43 pm #

          Why are you telling me?

          • benr December 21, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

            Because dim bulb is expecting universal pay check.
            A check for existing like a blob on the couch or a welfare queen.
            Poor dim bulb the pay days must be far and few between.
            You know dim bulb you could be a fry cook it is honorable and all you have to do is hit a timer and rip open a bag of frozen fries. Remember to not burn yourself on the grease when you first put them in. Or you could hang them over the grease to dry them with the heat like they do at McDonalds.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 1:04 pm #

          I’d really love something to say in reply to you besides, “Huh?”

        • abbybwood December 21, 2020 at 5:46 pm #

          Won’t even cover all the damn toys I bought for the grandkids. All made in China. All bought on Amazon.

          • benr December 21, 2020 at 8:16 pm #

            Get out the lead paint test kit.

    • Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 11:43 am #

      I bought Michael Moore’s Stupid White Men when it came out and then threw it into the dustbin after reading a few pages.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 12:59 pm #

        I read it before waking up, when he was still considered kind of anti-establishment. All I remember from it is him telling men to not use the shower soap directly on any orifice in a shared household with a woman.

        Sage advice.

        The rest of the book can be placed in one’s orifice of choice.

        • malthuss December 22, 2020 at 8:48 pm #

          soap? I use liquid soap. Doctor Bronners.

      • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 1:08 pm #

        then threw it into the dustbin – Sean C


        An Irish dustbin = An American trash basket?

        Fill me in on terminology, Sean, the ‘dust’ in dustbin is actually the ashy remains of burned coal, isn’t it?

        • Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 5:29 pm #

          I think you are right. I got the word from London, where I was born and lived the first half of my life. I recall Nationalist women in the North banging dustbin lids against the ground in protest against the presence of the British army in the late Sixties. At least that is my recollection.

          Football fans in London (in the days when they were still allowed to go to matches) used to sing this when playing Liverpool or other teams from the North of England:

          You look in the dustbin for something to eat
          You find a dead cat and you think it a treat.
          In your Liverpool homes.

          • Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm #

            Top Cat lived in one.

          • benr December 21, 2020 at 8:18 pm #

            Odd I am Californian and I knew exactly what your were saying.
            Could it be all the Benny Hill or doctor who I watched as a kid?
            Don’t know I always just got British humor and a lot of their terms.

    • draupnir December 21, 2020 at 11:53 am #

      They can print money at will, but it is not, of course, real money. Soon enough, they are going to grab everybody’s savings. Income tax is used for social engineering, as they did in Greece some years back.

      • Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 5:34 pm #

        What I heard ten years ago, and this time too, is that the idea is to inflate away the massive debts of banks and the rest and to ruin small entrepreneurs and then to swoop in afterwards and buy up assets at cents in the dollar. I think what happened in Russia just after the fall of the USSR, and in other places, may be the pattern.

        • draupnir December 21, 2020 at 7:10 pm #

          Wash, rinse, repeat.

    • benr December 21, 2020 at 12:02 pm #

      History shows the way!
      Weimar republic and then???

      We know what happened after that famous collapse.

      So will we go the way of Germany, Venezuela, Rhodesia, or Argentina?

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 23, 2020 at 5:40 pm #

        After the orgy of orgasmic BLM worship this year I’d place my money on us going the way of poor old Rhodesia. This seems to be the template being employed.

    • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:34 pm #

      Easy: they ask the Gnomes who labor far beneath the surface of the Earth to mine more gold and silver.

      Either that or they ask the Gnomes of Zurich and the Federal Reserve to print up more dollars.

      • BackRowHeckler December 21, 2020 at 12:41 pm #

        Oh, you mean the Eloi. Yes they’re hard at work deep beneath the surface, toiling away.

        • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:56 pm #

          No, that’s the Morlocks! The Eloi are the soy boys. When they turn feral they become Antifa. Some guys are slow developers and put on weight and muscle into their 20’s. I suppose some of the latter could graduate from being Antifa to being actual Morlocks.

  26. wm5135 December 21, 2020 at 11:28 am #

    May the Joy and Hope of Christmas and the Promise of a New Year be with you and those you love.

    as for current affairs:

    Guess I knew it all along
    I’d have to come back home
    ‘Cause this living on the road
    Only makes me tired and sore
    Like a bird without a nest
    Like a stranger in the night
    And my soul cries out for rest
    And the end is not in sight Amazing Rhythm Aces

  27. Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 11:49 am #

    I do not understand Chinese or other foreign involvement in the election. In fact I am sceptical. Isn’t the usual strategy (for those out just for their own ends) to back both candidates, as insurance? The Dems are deluded enough to do this all on their own, surely.

    I had not heard of foreign ‘penetration’ of the power grid during the election but I do remember improbable allegations (which appear to have been believed at the time) that an East Coast power grid had been ‘hacked’. why anyone would want to do this puzzles me.

    • benr December 21, 2020 at 12:03 pm #

      Answer Trumps policies actually hurt China and the virus did as well.

    • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

      Yes, cover all the numbers on the Roulette Wheel and you will win. It may be worth it if the payouts are big enough. Certainly funding both sides in a war insures you a seat at the table, be it Allied or German, North or South. But do you imagine that they didn’t care who won? They most certainly favored the Allies and in the Civil War, the North. The policies of those two favored the Capitalist Agenda, the other two would have retarded it greatly.

      But how much better again to take control of the Casino and decide yourself who wins. Why leave things up to chance? Or to have to spend time and money hobnobbing with lesser being you despise?

      • Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 5:12 pm #

        Yes, that seems about right. I had not realized it extended back as far as the Civil War but, then again, why not?

  28. James Kuehl December 21, 2020 at 11:50 am #

    Great read here today! Biden is Marley right out of central casting. Gotta wonder, if Don’s got a play left, what’s he waiting for? It’s the bottom of the ninth and he’s way behind. If he’s got a ringer in the dugout, he needs to get that shit up to the plate and PDQ.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 21, 2020 at 1:07 pm #

      Agreed. The expiration date is a few weeks past. Get moving or it’s not gonna be palatable.

  29. messianicdruid December 21, 2020 at 11:57 am #

    Merry Christmas to all, a lagniappe for the curious:


    • abbybwood December 21, 2020 at 6:33 pm #

      So, Christians should be celebrating Christmas on Patriots Day (September 11th)?

      Suits me fine. December 25th has become a pagan holiday now of mass purchases and “Seasons Greetings”.

      But perhaps September 10th or 12th might be better?

    • draupnir December 21, 2020 at 7:15 pm #

      The early Church gave Him that birthday because the pagans always had a big celebration at this time of year and were unwilling to give their parties up.

  30. Roundball Shaman December 21, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

    “And what of Kamala Harris… She acts like someone who knows something, and knows that the something she knows is not altogether a good something.”

    It’s not a good something for us. It is a good something for her, as these (laughingly named) Public Servants always get their 30 pieces of silver first before selling their empty souls to the deep state devil. She may not get everything she wants. But she’ll get enough to keep that knowing-smirk on her soiled countenance for many years to come. She will do plenty of smiling and smirking in the days ahead. Not so for us.

    “…we hurtle toward what’s likely to be the bluest Christmas in memory with the republic in the balance…”

    This year — maybe more so than any other — we all need to have a great holiday season. Not just for the usual warm-hearted corny reasons, but as an act of defiance. Defiance against what? Defiance against the attacks that have been waged on us all year by a virus but even more so by all the many little dictators around America who think it’s their job to micro manage our lives down to the smallest detail. They tell us to sit home, not see our loved ones, and be miserable. How nice of them. We’ll do that just as soon as we see THEM sitting at home, not seeing their loved ones (and side interests), and sitting at home miserable. And that will be never.

    So, maybe you’re not all that into the holidays this year or in general. Well, make a big change this year. Celebrate the living hell out of them. Send a big message that we’ve had enough of being bullied, dominated, abused, belittled, talked down to, and told who the damn “experts” are that we are supposed to bow down to and wash their feet and turn our lives over to.

    Special holiday greetings back to our blog host who is one who still values his audience, still seeks truth, still allows honest feedback, still knows how to put “the words” together, and still (as I) seeks a true and modern passenger rail system for America. If they can conjure trillions upon trillions to bail out the Wall Street Bastards, they can do the same to finance and built a good rail system to compensate us for putting us all through a Year from Hell. Get to it, “Public Servants”.

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    • rainmaker December 21, 2020 at 12:34 pm #

      I wish that they would use some of that bailout money to fix the USPS. I guess Trump tried to update the postal service, and got stonewalled on that too. I’ve had packages sitting at postal hubs for weeks on end, not moving, and it’s starting to cheese me off.

      • rainmaker December 21, 2020 at 12:37 pm #

        You know that the end is near when you can’t get a letter from one side of the state to another in a timely fashion…

      • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 2:11 pm #

        I’ve had packages sitting at postal hubs for weeks on end – rainmaker


        We (the wife and I) are having the same problem. The USPS is definitely efft up for some reason.

      • draupnir December 21, 2020 at 7:17 pm #

        One of the hubs in Texas is like a black hole–things go in, but not even light can escape.

        • benr December 21, 2020 at 8:22 pm #

          Wow got an issue with FedEX ground right now with a package rotting in Chicago.
          Cisco 5520 controller died so I swapped it out and shipped the dead one back.
          Dead one is sitting in Chicago for a week.
          But hey our waps work again woohoo.

          • MiddlePeninsula December 22, 2020 at 5:05 am #

            I had two prescriptions that sat at the post office for over two weeks. Try to get a lost prescription replaced through your health insurance! One was blood pressure medicine which I need when I happen to accidently land on network news.
            My daughter reported the man at the post office reported that they had bins and bins of packages waiting for delivery. I hope the little ones are not disappointed on Christmas morning.

          • Q. Shtik December 22, 2020 at 1:28 pm #

            But hey our waps work again woohoo. – benr



            I wouldn’t know a wap if I tripped over it.

          • benr December 22, 2020 at 6:01 pm #


            If you trip on one then you need to fire your IT guy and install team.
            Wap = wireless access point or wifi.
            Usually mounted on a ceiling tile or in the dark ages hidden in the ceiling tiles which made it a real pain in the ass to troubleshoot and find sometimes in big buildings.


    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 1:50 pm #

      I agree and Merriest of Christmasses to you!

      I wish I could join a big crowd for the holiday but I’m newly moved and don’t know anyone. Maybe will spend it with my 1 friend here. But if I had my druthers, I’d be holding a huge party.

      We need to defy this insanity. They keep adding to the punishments that we did nothing to deserve, except exist.

      They said lock down for 2 week. It’s now 8 months. They said mask up, and that made people sicker and of course made things worse. They said you can take off the mask when you get the vaxx. Now they say even when you get the vaxx we will still have lockdown and you still have to self-muzzle. Forever.

      All over a virus that fizzled out in June. That’s when they started the ‘cases’ fearmongering, the next stage of the Covid Cult Religious indoctrination after the self-masking virtue signalling.

      When we stand up and rip off the masks and go to church and stop ‘social distancing’ and ignore those petty tyrants, it’s OVER. Until then, we are in trouble.

      • Q. Shtik December 22, 2020 at 3:01 pm #

        When we stand up and rip off the masks and go to church and stop ‘social distancing’ and ignore those petty tyrants, it’s OVER. Until then, we are in trouble. – MaryV


        I think you and Yohannon should get a room.

        • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 5:43 pm #

          Is this supposed to be wit? Someone will have to tell me because it’s not obvious.

          • Q. Shtik December 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm #

            It means that you and Yo are sooo simpatico on the subject of Covid and the masks that you could comfortably hop in the sack with one another.

            I hate when I write something and then find I have to explain it.

  31. 100th Avatar December 21, 2020 at 12:15 pm #

    There is no cushier sinecure than there one known as Vice President of the United States.

    No matter what import they try to assign to the title, it’s nothing more than a position of symbolism. An honorary of sorts.

    Easy street. Fund raising and back slapping parties.

    There may never be a more inconsequential VP than the bottle of spray-starch in human form, Mr. Pence, and there may never be a more exaggerated VP than the sociopathic ditz in waiting.

  32. Kevvia Knack December 21, 2020 at 12:22 pm #

    Happy Winter Solstice! If Kamala Harris is unhappy I don’t feel sorry for her. She’s got a pretty smile but sometimes her facial expression is like a bitch-on-wheels. She wanted the job. When I was a freshman in high school my ego got in the way and I ran for sophomore class representative. I won the election. I hated the position and was miserable during the entire 10th grade. I might add I don’t feel sorry for all of the petulant, stressed out parents I see walking around Los Angeles, either. Didn’t they notice that society and the economy were starting to fall apart as far back as 2001 or 2008? They went ahead and had kids anyway? Their vision of the future was so bright that they decided to have children? I realize COVID is something of a black swan but it’s seemed obvious to me for a number of years now that the U.S. or global economy were heading for SOME kind of major disruption.

    • rube-i-con December 21, 2020 at 1:34 pm #

      now that depends on what your kids do, mine are doing just fine, to hell with eschatology

      never been more opportunity than today

      • benr December 21, 2020 at 1:53 pm #

        No kidding My daughter just bought a house at 24 and its is NICE.
        All the years I paid for a private school has paid off.
        Her company loves her and she has been rewarded with three bonuses in less than four months.

        • Kevvia Knack December 21, 2020 at 2:39 pm #

          My zing was aimed primarily at young parents with infants and children in grade school. I realize my comment was harsh. Many of the young parents I encounter seem very arrogant (I live in Hollywood so that’s expected) and overwhelmed. They seem taken off-guard by the pandemic and they’re snippy as a result. Maybe the economy will muddle along for a few more decades and their dreams of family bliss will be fulfilled. It’s possible.

    • BackRowHeckler December 21, 2020 at 3:21 pm #

      Yeah, my own kid was f#kkn up as a teenager, so I sent him out to Wyoming to work on a ranch and get his HS diploma at the same time.

      Now he’s a Bitcoin millionaire, shows up here in an Escalade with a driver, smoking a Cuban cigar. I ask him who the hell do you think you are Fat Tony? He blows money like there’s no tomorrow and thinks it’s going to last forever.

      Last spring tho he did drop off a nice Henry Big Boy .45-70 for the old man, compensation for all the BS I put up with over the years.

      Right now Bitcoin is over $23000 so he’s riding high. I don’t understand where the value comes from to be honest with you.


      • The Man They Call Zazelle December 21, 2020 at 5:01 pm #

        “Animals don’t do what humans do via speech, namely, make a symbol stand in for the thing. As Tim Ingold puts it, ‘they do not impose a conceptual grid on the flow of experience and hence do not encode that experience in symbolic forms.’ ” ~ John Zerzan

        “…The map is a simulacrum that, as a model, loses all reference to reality… reality exists only as rotting shreds that are attached to the map, and this is the state of our age according to Baudrillard; that the model, itself, has primacy for us; the real has become irrelevant…” ~ Frances Flannery-Dailey

        • BackRowHeckler December 21, 2020 at 5:17 pm #

          A little above my level of understanding, Zaz

          But I think I get the drift …


          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 21, 2020 at 6:15 pm #

            Kid: ‘Daddy? Why are there rich people?’
            Dad: ‘What do you mean by rich? You mean like in spirit?’
            Kid: ‘No-o-o-o-o… Like they have lots of big houses and cars and money!’
            Dad: ‘Ohhh, you mean those kinds. Well, you see, sweetie, our society allows some people to make more money than other people, working no harder that anyone else. Society then allows those with more money to acquire more land than others. Over time, this creates the dynamic for most, if not all, problems we have in society today, from landlessness, homelessness and poverty, to social unrest, war and civilizational collapse.’
            Kid: ‘Why does society allow that?!’
            Dad: ‘Corruption. Society uses force to uphold the laws that say that one person with more money can have more land than another with less money.’
            Kid: ‘Why can’t we stop that!?’
            Dad: ‘Corruption again: This setup is upheld by people with guns and weapons, or access to them, like cops, security guards and military people– people who often don’t understand this basic and very simple immoral core of our society.’
            Kid: ‘ ? ‘
            Dad: ‘Ya; ? ‘

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 21, 2020 at 6:21 pm #

            The last part of Kid and Dad should have sad/unhappy faces instead of question-marks.

          • BackRowHeckler December 21, 2020 at 7:22 pm #

            In all fairness Zaz, there is plenty of corruption, and plenty of men with guns and badges in Socialist/Communist countries too.

      • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

        Right now Bitcoin is over $23000 so he’s riding high. – BRH


        My oldest kid (a son and the father of my only two grandkids) has small investments in bitcoin and six other ‘crypto’ currencies. He seems to have some intuitive understanding of how it all works (blockchain, etc.) but it is all beyond my small brain.

        A few weeks ago a talking head on CNBC was explaining why he was very bullish on bitcoin. I didn’t understand a word he said but so far he has been ‘as right as rain’.

      • benr December 21, 2020 at 8:28 pm #

        Damn I was looking at a beautiful Henry 44-40 the $1800 price tag made me stop as it was not the actual caliber I was looking for.


        Damn now I want to go back and plop some money down.

        I was also looking at black powder rifles in the 50 cal range.

      • Paul December 23, 2020 at 9:40 am #


        “I don’t understand where the value comes from . . . .”

        Neither do I. What IS the attraction of Bitcoin? Is it that it functions as the primary store of wealth, a currency, that’s actually backed by something real?

        If your son is living like The Great One right now, maybe that’s enough for him.

        What are you going to do with the Big Boy?


      • Wizard of the Saddle December 23, 2020 at 5:49 pm #

        Any kid that buys his Old Man a Henry repeating rifle can’t be all bad.

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 1:51 pm #

      I had to leave LA because of the 2008 crash. Totally ruined my freelance business. I think of Harris as the devil. She lost millions of Californians their homes. But they still vote Blue. Another reason I am glad this year I finally escaped that miserable and delusional state.

  33. SvrzoH December 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

    “…she knows is not altogether a good something. Notice the giggling has ceased.”
    Que mala eres, indeed.

    • Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm #

      Yes, a great line.

  34. elysianfield December 21, 2020 at 12:45 pm #

    A Christmas gift from the Vatican!

    The Vatican, this AM, is reported to have decided that medicine made from dead babies is OK…if none other is available. Same as cannibalism if you really have the munchies, and gay sex if women avoid you like you live in your parent’s basement! I’m beginning to like the new and improved Catholic dogma!

    • elysianfield December 21, 2020 at 12:47 pm #

      And…the link;


      Also, on the same site, Bill Barr is reported to have opined that no special council is needed regarding Hunter Biden…move along…nothing to see here….

      • benr December 21, 2020 at 1:58 pm #

        Yea did anyone really think a member of the privileged class would get prosecuted?
        They are held to a different standard than the little people.
        Hillary Clinton got away with it after all.
        Obama got way with all sorts of shit.
        Just remember there are rules for we and none for them.
        Under age hookers and perfectly aged blow for them.
        Trips to pedo island to bind them with threats of mutually assured destruction.
        One talks they all fall and that is the trick someone talks they die in unbelievable ways with cameras that have always worked suddenly stop.

        • beantownbill. December 21, 2020 at 3:18 pm #

          Why is suicide by gunshot to the back of the head twice unbelievable? Seems pretty effective to me.

          • benr December 21, 2020 at 3:25 pm #

            Happens an awful lot even in plane crashes with two lumps of lead in the head.

          • draupnir December 21, 2020 at 7:25 pm #

            One guy a few years back killed himself with multiple nailgun shots. He must have been really naughty..

    • Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 5:46 pm #

      I doubt he said this. He was reported to ahve said something wildly controversial a couple of years ago, somehting along the lines of “Christ was not the Son of God” or “There was no Resurrection.” It turned out that it was all the wild imaginings of an excitable Italian journalist.

      • Sean Coleman December 21, 2020 at 5:51 pm #

        “medicine made from dead babies”

        That is so indelicate. That is why we have words like foetus, to make it more palatable. Please try to be civilized.

        In Ireland, when there used to be a pretence of debate, years ago now, they used to complain that such language and opinions were “divisive”.

        • elysianfield December 21, 2020 at 7:50 pm #

          I stand corrected. But still, using the terms foetus and palatable in the same sentence….

        • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 9:48 pm #

          foetus – Sean C.


          Here is a tidbit from Google that may or may not interest you:

          The spelling fetus is the preferred spelling in the medical world, regardless of location. … Although even in these places the ‘fetus’ spelling is beginning to supersede the ‘foetus’ spelling. Indeed the spelling fetus is the etymologically correct one as it derives from the Latin term ‘fetus’ meaning “offspring”.

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 1:52 pm #


  35. snagglepuss December 21, 2020 at 12:50 pm #

    The elderly woman from California is back staying in the same little rental cottage in my neighbourhood. Here in the great white north. Her son as well. California license plate and the vehicle has a bumper sticker that says something about the importance of the media, so I guess he’s a writer or something. She wears the same western bow tie that Nancy Reagan used to wear on her California ranch. I guess Covid must be ramping up in that state. I’m glad they’re here. We’ll keep them safe until they can return home again.

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  36. Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 12:52 pm #


    Merry Christmas from Trump and Melania. And from me as well.

    He is speaking from the balcony just like Mussolini. What will the New Year bring? Hopefully a new regime under President for Life (or at least 12 years), Donald J Trump. Maybe we can have a carefully regulated (as in fair) election after that.

    People will probably be so grateful that they will naturally want Don Jr after Trump passes on or steps down. A true Pax Americana will be born as other countries render homage for bringing down the Great Satan, Red China/Corporate America.

    • beantownbill. December 21, 2020 at 3:19 pm #

      I appreciate your hopes in this matter, but unfortunately you are dreaming.

    • Wizard of the Saddle December 23, 2020 at 5:58 pm #

      Given the absolute corruption that saturates all of the political class in this country I’m thinking that a 10-20 year national “time out” with Trump as are Grand Poobah Supremo might be a welcome respite.

      Like Pinochet in Chile.

      Then the swamp would finally get drained – permanently.

      Visions of this dance in my head this Christmas in place of the usual sugar plums.

      • Q. Shtik December 23, 2020 at 6:23 pm #

        with Trump as are Grand Poobah – Wizard


        You have typed the wrong word because 99 out of 100 of us pronounce our as r.

  37. kbird December 21, 2020 at 12:55 pm #

    Merry Christmas to everyone on here!!

    • benr December 21, 2020 at 9:02 pm #

      Merry CHRISTmas to you kbird.

      • kbird December 22, 2020 at 12:51 am #

        Hope you get some surf for Christmas, I’m up north from you and see there is a potential for a random south swell to hit, most likely ruined here at my spot by the upcoming Santa Anas….Hope you get your fill of waves!

  38. Soul Forensics December 21, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

    Another eloquent post. Merry Christmas Jim.

  39. Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 1:32 pm #

    Newt Gingrich, December 18th

    Leftwing media wont tell you but “Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico all selected two slates of electors: one slate accepts a Democrat victory, but the other slate anticipates a turnaround”,-Andrea Widberg the American Thinker

    Yoho: He’s had his fun fantasy. Now it’s time for Joe Biden to concede. Dr Jill may be the real problem, the motor behind this decrepit old vehicle. Behind every small man….

    • rube-i-con December 21, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

      jill~s doctoral thesis is a gas!

      redundant sentences, spelling mistakes…

      it~s available online

      Ladies and Gentlemen….Presenting the First Lady of the United States of America


      “The needs of the student population are often undeserved, resulting in a student drop-out rate of almost one third. ”

      “Three quarters of the class will be Caucasian; one quarter of
      the class will be African American; one seat will hold a Latino; and the remaining seats will be filled with students of Asian descent or non-resident aliens. ”

      jimbo, these are your democrat leaders, THIS ~doctor~ is advising a man who can launch nuclear missles.

      and you voted for this yet have the gall to criticise trump

      • rube-i-con December 21, 2020 at 1:51 pm #


        this would be given a B at the high school level, in a word, it is pathetic and sounds like a 16-yr old wrote it

        ~doctoral~ disseration?

      • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 1:51 pm #

        Tucker promised to have a reading of parts of Michelle’s thesis, but he never did and now he probably never will. Sad!

        Dr Jill was boasting about how the professor who criticized her is now out of a job. A lesser monster in pant suits.

        Asking for him to be reinstated – that would have won people over. But asking for such graciousness is asking too much. It’s not there.

      • jimbo December 21, 2020 at 2:20 pm #

        He ain’t Trump . You just don’t get it . Trump is no conservative. He is a fascist. He is a wanna be strongman . He is a guy who went broke with a casino and 5 other businesses. He complained he didn’t win an Emmy for the apprentice. That he was cheated . Like everything Trump touches goes to shit . Again , Admiral McRaven should have run . Republicans suck just like the democrats. Get it yet .? Remember everything is wonderful great I grabbed them by the pussy . He made fun of a handicapped journalist. He mocked real American warriors. But ya all looked the other way . But yea he lost and is a one term president. Now go find a Republican or an independent to run in 2024 and fix this damn mess .

        • rube-i-con December 21, 2020 at 2:29 pm #

          you are too far gone for redemption

          a fascist who had 4 years to act the tyrant yet didn~t

          for the last time dumbbell, TONS OF CASINOS GO BROKE

          you could find that out for yourself if you could get beyond your brain-dead msm fodder and do a bit of research

          but no, too easy to be told what to think. you are a loser.

          90+ PERCENT of businesses fail

          henry ford and hershey WENT BANKRUPT MULTIPLE TIMES

          Melania is a prostitute, too, right? Except she won a $2.9 million libel award from a UK newspaper that called her that, along with an apology from them as being incorrect

          wake the phuque up

        • rube-i-con December 21, 2020 at 2:33 pm #

          “MONTICELLO, NY — Upstate New York’s largest and most lavish casino lost $73 million in the first six months of 2019 and has more than $400 million in debt, raising the possibility that it will declare bankruptcy and reorganize.

          The $1.2 billion Resorts World Catskills near Monticello in Sullivan County is reportedly considering a pre-packaged bankruptcy.”

          one of many

          jimbo, how can that be? everyone knows casinos are a license to print money

          i loathe you leftists, you are lying incarnate

          • rube-i-con December 21, 2020 at 5:28 pm #

            “Never said a word ever about his wife . You just did .”

            — just to crush another lie from you on the left

            ….and now doctor jill with the 7th-grade thesis is being defended as being a real doctor by the msm liars


          • BackRowHeckler December 21, 2020 at 6:11 pm #

            Casinos are struggling here in Ct, too. And a 3rd casino project planned for East Windsor has been unceremoniously cancelled.

            Yes Trump’s casino in Atlantic City went toes up, but so did 5 other major casinos on the boardwalk. Gambling casinos aren’t the panacea people think they are.


          • malthuss December 22, 2020 at 10:20 am #

            WHAT IS THE ‘THESIS’ LIKE?

        • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 5:16 pm #

          Like everything Trump touches goes to shit . – jimbo


          Congratulations on spelling out the word shit. I guarantee you will not be struck with lightning for typing a cuss word.

          • kbird December 22, 2020 at 1:12 am #

            LOL!!!! That was funny Q:)

        • amb December 21, 2020 at 10:02 pm #

          Spoken like an idiot, pawn troll.

          • benr December 22, 2020 at 9:27 am #


            Insults like that are better used when the intended actually knows it.
            Your comment is kind of hanging out in the middle of no where.

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 23, 2020 at 6:03 pm #

          So what’s your point, Jimblow?

          You spit out the term “fascist” like it’s a curse word.

          Compared to Communist race hucksters I believe an old fashioned Francisco Franco style regime would feel like a breath of fresh air.

          But, in all seriousness, you seem to mistake confidence, leadership and audacity for tyranny.

          No wonder you are so confused.

      • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 4:24 pm #

        “Three quarters of the class will be Caucasian; one quarter of
        the class will be African American; one seat will hold a Latino; and the remaining seats will be filled with students of Asian descent or non-resident aliens. ” – Rube quoting from Dr Jill’s doctoral thesis


        OMG, this is precious! The racial breakdown of the class sums up to more than 100%.

        How could a doctoral candidate not spot such an obvious error in their thesis? How could those who read this thesis grant a phd to the writer of the thesis? Those questions are rhetorical. The answer is the US suffers with a dumbed-down educational system. I won’t be around to observe the ultimate result but I seriously worry for my grandchildren.

        • benr December 21, 2020 at 8:34 pm #

          Dude you already are!

          Think I am kidding as bad as I write I used to go over my daughters work and found phone language and short cuts in her work she was about to turn in.
          Stuff like LOL or words missing vowels.
          I know language evolves or in most cases devolves but damn.

        • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 1:57 pm #

          You should see the “Letter of Support” my college is approving in the various committees, to publish and institute. It covers the transagenda stupid-speak (womxn, latinx), misspelled the names of the Black and Brown people who were ‘assassinated’ by the po-po, and begs forgiveness for not being ‘proactive’ enough to end racism – in short, a bunch of mumbo jumbo that will make the school a laughing stock. Here’s the thing: They don’t care. The Wokies think they’ve won, and the people behind this have lots of $$ and perverted ideas. So it has to run its course I suppose.

          All Hail the Evergreening of America.

          • Q. Shtik December 22, 2020 at 3:10 pm #

            You should see the “Letter of Support” my college is approving – MaryV


            What college is that, Mary? I’d like to know where I should direct my contempt.

        • GreenAlba December 23, 2020 at 12:23 pm #


          “How could a doctoral candidate not spot such an obvious error in their thesis? ”

          This struck me as positively weird (cited by rube-i-con above):

          “The needs of the student population are often undeserved, resulting in a student drop-out rate of almost one third. ”

          Undeserved needs?

          Until after a few head scratches I realised it should be ‘underserved’. And it’s ‘undeserved’ in the original too – I checked.

    • bojimoji December 21, 2020 at 1:54 pm #

      Any remaining neurological noodles in Mrs. Biden’s head have long since been sucked into the yawning vacuum maw of Cardboard Joe’s sensorium -the DNC will discard these two placeholders post haste

      • Night Owl December 22, 2020 at 8:45 am #

        Nice wordsmithing.

  40. Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 1:39 pm #

    Our Empire beyond the seas is coming to save us – and that includes lots of submarines with multiple nuclear capacities.


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  41. Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

    The Immaculate Deception. Six Dimension of Cheating across Six Battleground States, a Matrix of Evil that dooms the world unless undone.


    Report pdf at bottom of page.

  42. Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 1:56 pm #

    Dr Jill’s ex-husband is cool. He didn’t seek out the media to make trouble for them, but wouldn’t lie to make them look good either. When the media sought him out and out asked him about it, he said, “They cheated on me.”

    • benr December 21, 2020 at 2:01 pm #

      Yep he got lucky to get away from her.
      Seems like a decent chap and to lose a women to plugs Biden rather lose a women to another women.

      • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 5:04 pm #

        to lose a women to plugs Biden rather lose a women to another women. – benr


        The word you want in all three instances above is woman. Have you never noticed that woman is singular and women is plural?

        Seriously, benr, I hardly know what to say. You express yourself VERY poorly in writing. It would be interesting to me to hear you in face-to-face conversation. Maybe you would come across better.

        • benr December 21, 2020 at 8:37 pm #

          Yep I noticed what fun!
          Thanks for reading now what do you have to say about the actual comment?

  43. MiTurn December 21, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

    “greatest attempted political crimes of history”

    JHK, I think that they’re gonna pull it off. It won’t be ‘attempted’, it’s gonna be a fact.

    Why? Because I think that most Americans, in their woke ignorance, support the narrative….

    I hope I’m wrong.

    • Soul Forensics December 21, 2020 at 2:40 pm #

      Nope. Quite a few polls out now, the first one even from the Daily Beast, showing that half the voters believe in the fix. And it can only tilt towards a growing majority as the chicanery continues to infuse public consciousness.

      • benr December 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm #


        Nope as long as the power is on and the food aisle at the grocery store are full no one will get off their ass. Let them eat cake still lives.
        Was tempted to spell aisle ISLE just to get under Q’s craw but worried the old bastard is going to have a coronary.

        • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 9:57 pm #

          Was tempted to spell aisle ISLE – benr


          You might have got a Groan! out of me if you had typed “Was tempted to spell aisle I’ll…”

          • benr December 22, 2020 at 9:31 am #

            Damn missed a good one!
            But you would have known I was messing with you then.

            Woah I jut noticed my upper case i (I) looks like a lower case L l

  44. MiTurn December 21, 2020 at 2:09 pm #

    I saw this on the intertubes, and just want to share in the spirit of the holiday season:

    “You think the year 2020 was strange, wait till it turns 21 and starts to drink.”

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm #

      Ha hahaha!

  45. Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 2:19 pm #


    Below is a re-post from last night on the prior thread. You may not have seen it, thus the re-post:

    The sh.t is 61 . – jimbo
    God you are a dumb sheet . – jimbo


    Hey jimbo,

    I notice in your comments you always avoid actually spelling out the word shit. What’s up wit dat? Afraid your mommy’s gonna wash your mouth out with soap?

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    • jimbo December 21, 2020 at 2:22 pm #

      Q , there ya go .

  46. tom clark December 21, 2020 at 2:57 pm #

    Actually, Joe Biden HAS put together a decent team that at least recognizes that climate change just MIGHT be a small item worthy of attention..

    Our fears are often exploited by populist politics that seek power over society.

    Now have at me, CFN. My goal in life is to be thoroughly humiliated because I am an idiot.

    • rube-i-con December 21, 2020 at 3:11 pm #

      so ensuring there are No White Males on the team handling the allegedly biggest issue of all time qualifies in your mind as contributing to “a decent team”

      placing you at quarterback on the stupidest team of all time

    • benr December 21, 2020 at 3:29 pm #


      You don’t garner heaps of abuse because your posts are not all the same and don’t come off like a confrontational ass most of the time.

      I do have to agree with Rube-i-con in the assessment that excluding people for race or skin color for such an “important” subject seems ridiculous.

      Once again Dems focus on all the wrong things.
      Focus in carbon sinks if you must.
      I recall the evil orange one talking about planting 1 billion trees that is a good start but how about a trillion or the some of all tress chopped down for firewood and not replanted since humans discovered fire?

      • benr December 21, 2020 at 3:31 pm #

        Quick Q correct me for some instead of SUM!

        To slow!
        Again hit post and saw the glaring error.
        /me clutches at the pearls cast before the swine.

        • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 6:08 pm #

          correct me for some instead of SUM! – benr


          What about tress? That was 3 words after ‘some.’ Seriously, you need to proofread before hitting Submit (not Post).

          • benr December 21, 2020 at 8:40 pm #

            Should have been trees!

            You might be write about the dyslexia.

            Yea I know right….= )

          • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 10:15 pm #

            Should have been trees! – benr


            Yeah, I figured that out.

    • Mike Roberts December 21, 2020 at 4:01 pm #

      Let’s hope he has put together a decent team. Unfortunately, they are all humans, so I’m not expecting much of significance to emerge regarding action on mitigating human caused climate change.

      This has been another post from JHK full of insults and baseless claims. I hope he gets back to critical thinking soon.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle December 21, 2020 at 4:44 pm #

        According to Wikipedia, James is about 72. That’s a fair bit past so-called retirement age and yet here he is, still. James is a bit of a gem from where I sit, and owes us nothing, and yet here and there he is, still cranking it out. Take it, leave it or, sure, bitch about it, Mike.

        And if you want, show us what you got.

        • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 6:29 pm #

          James is about 72. That’s a fair bit past so-called retirement age and yet here he is, still. – Zazelle


          I’ve thought about this often, Zaz. Some day JHK will die and what will we all do then? We’ll sit around chewing our fingernails like junkies waiting for their next fix.

          Jim’s work ethic is something to behold.

        • Mike Roberts December 22, 2020 at 12:40 am #

          What’s your point, Zazelle? Lots (presumably) of people comment here. Some support what JHK writes, some don’t. Very few are shy of telling us their views. At least JHK does it openly, not hiding behind an anonymous handle.

          • Soul Forensics December 22, 2020 at 4:33 pm #

            “At least JHK does it openly, not hiding behind an anonymous handle.”

            Are you THE Mike Roberts?

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 2:04 pm #

      The Green New Deal is just a technocracy bullshit agenda that makes people feel like they are doing something. Lemme ask you, if the Dems like their ‘green’ sustainability narrative so much, why do they constantly contradict it? Small example, overnight without any scientific proof to back it up, in CA, Newsom undid years of fighting to get rid of plastic bags in grocery stores. They’re back! And being used 90% more because stores won’t allow customers to use their own bags because they might have the corona on them. The fomite thing was debunked months ago but the rule stands. Millions (billions?) more plastic bags in the oceans now, and think how much petroleum was used to make them.

      Democrats are liars, they won’t make even one move toward any sustainabilty. The Paris Accord is a big joke – they all arrive in their private jets for starters. Please don’t tell me you fall for all that.

    • Wizard of the Saddle December 23, 2020 at 6:11 pm #

      Tell it to all of the Democrat Muckey-Mucks who allegedly worship at the alter of the Climate Change Cargo Cult…….but who also all own multimillion dollar mansions sitting on seaside beaches.

      I smell deception.

  47. Ricky.H.Vernio December 21, 2020 at 3:58 pm #

    So what are Trump’s options now, exactly? Now that people he appointed and promoted have turned out to be a bunch of backstabbers, the military option is not an option, and the courts keep “throwing out” cases without looking at them?

    Those of us who would like to share Jim’s optimism still need a reason.

    • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 5:01 pm #

      Nothing is off the table considering who is behind these people. We tried the Courts and they wouldn’t even look. So now it comes down to force or the threat thereof at least.

  48. Reg December 21, 2020 at 4:25 pm #

    If you like this website, you will love this one where we learn the truth about the Plandemic and the Great Reset. The virus is a hoax, and we must not wear masks or do the other lieberal mandates that threaten our freedoms!


    • jimbo December 21, 2020 at 5:05 pm #

      Duck , Quack …… That tin foil hat …..

      • benr December 21, 2020 at 5:54 pm #

        Show us your sheepskin I will trust Mercola over anything medically you have to say.
        Further over anything swamp critter Fauci has to say.

        • jimbo December 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm #

          You have no efing idea guy . Yea

          • benr December 21, 2020 at 8:49 pm #

            Chances are I do and back at you…guy. Yeah.

        • FreddieMars December 21, 2020 at 7:32 pm #

          ” Mercola is a member of the political advocacy group Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, which promotes scientifically discredited views about medicine and disease, and several other alternative medicine organizations.[7]

          Mercola’s medical claims have been criticized by the medical, scientific, regulatory, and business communities. A 2006 BusinessWeek editorial stated his marketing practices relied on “slick promotion, clever use of information, and scare tactics.”[4] In 2005, 2006, and 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Mercola and his company that they were making illegal claims for their products’ ability to detect, prevent, and treat disease.[8] The medical watchdog site Quackwatch has criticized Mercola for making “unsubstantiated claims [that] clash with those of leading medical and public health organizations and many unsubstantiated recommendations for dietary supplements.”[9] Of Mercola’s marketing techniques, oncology surgeon David Gorski says it “mixes the boring, sensible health advice with pseudoscientific advice in such a way that it’s hard for someone without a medical background to figure out which is which.”

          Yeah, if ‘Big Science’ says “You’re wrong!” then, you must in fact be right, right?

          • Reg December 21, 2020 at 8:47 pm #

            He is not afraid to speak truth to power. James Kunstler and him should join forces as they have the truth on there side because they know that the election was stolen, that the virus is a hoax, and their are dark forces at work which must be taken out. When time comes the Proud Boys will have a lot of cleanup work to do.

          • FreddieMars December 22, 2020 at 1:47 am #



            Mr Trump is headed for the same fate as King Lear – wailing impotently on a blasted heath, shouting at the storm’s power. Pathos & bathos.

          • benr December 22, 2020 at 9:35 am #


            Come on even you know Trump is not going quietly into the night he will be the third President in recent history to bad mouth a sitting President.
            Obama and GWBush both bad mouthed Trump which was by some accounts bad form.

            If Trump does go radio silent then we all know someone threatened his family.

          • Soul Forensics December 22, 2020 at 4:42 pm #

            “Mr Trump is headed for the same fate as King Lear – wailing impotently on a blasted heath, shouting at the storm’s power.” — FreddieMars

            I always love it when idiots try to impress others with a literary reference, and end up falling face first into the ditch.

            Did you ever read King Lear? If so, I doubt you understood the first thing about it. Lear undergoes a fall, based on pride and vanity, but, true to Aristotle’s definition of tragedy, also undergoes a corresponding spiritual ascent alongside his practical and political decline. By the play’s end, he is spiritually victorious even in his anguish and lamentation.

            I won’t make any parallels with Trump, but it’s at least in the same direction, completely opposite of your ignorant association.

          • FreddieMars December 22, 2020 at 5:01 pm #


            How very erudite of you! Yes, I HAVE read The Tragedy of King Lear but you read too deeply into a casual comment that referred to only one scene. From Sparks Notes:

            Summary: Act 3, scene 2
            Meanwhile, Lear wanders around in the storm, cursing the weather and challenging it to do its worst against him. He seems slightly irrational, his thoughts wandering from idea to idea but always returning to fixate on his two cruel daughters. The Fool, who accompanies him, urges him to humble himself before his daughters and seek shelter indoors, but Lear ignores him.

            Guess who The Fool might be.

          • Soul Forensics December 22, 2020 at 8:46 pm #


            This is irrelevant to your associational Trump-hating reference.

            Lear on the blasted heath does not translate, temporally, to Trump having just had a massive fraud perpetrated against him (and the country — Shakespeare is always political, to varying extents). You’ve got the timeline all wrong.

            Since you say you’ve read the play, what Act, Scene, and line(s) would you say corresponded to Nov 4?

          • FreddieMars December 23, 2020 at 2:01 am #


            Your false premise – ‘massive fraud perpetrated” destroys your argument from the outset.

            I don’t “hate” Mr. Trump. I find him a pathetic figure, and you, by association, equally so.

    • Night Owl December 22, 2020 at 8:48 am #


      Schwab’s own writings are some of the most absurd techno-occultist nonsense one could ever read.

      Yet, it appears he means to make it reality.

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

      Yes we have to rip off the muzzles and stop complying.

  49. The Man They Call Zazelle December 21, 2020 at 4:34 pm #

    “It says something, does it not, that the corporeal Joe Biden is missing-in-action? You’d think he’d be bustling around like crazy…

    And what of Kamala Harris? Did she steal off to some Caribbean beach… Of all the thoughts racing through Ms. Harris’s skull these dark days, I suspect the dimmest of them concerns the actual possibility she may actually end up as president. She acts like someone who knows something…” ~ JHK

    My wager (tosses chips on table) is, in the background, they’re going over the transitional bureaucracy and choreography from ‘Baggage Biden’ to (‘Green?) New Brand (out of nowhere again), Kamala’. Brand Obama; Brand Kamala. Allah Akbar, Wallahi, whatever.

    Green New Brand Kamala in place of Baggage Biden– and sooner rather than later– might help undermine the Trump/elections fraud chase.

    Be Woke, Be Cosmopolitan/World, Be White/Black/Brown, Be Woman Prez, Be Kamala.

    ~ Caelan (“Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” Oh ya?)

    • The Man They Call Zazelle December 21, 2020 at 4:49 pm #

      Oh yes, almost forgot to add: In a video of his recent speech, Joe Biden is chronically clearing his throat and maybe coughing a little. It’s been commented on of course. Maybe that’s a put-on and part of the prelude.

      • benr December 21, 2020 at 5:59 pm #

        Some people get allergies this time of year and one of the symptoms for that is a nasal drip down ones throat and a cough.
        I have a coworker that has been fighting that issue for years and I never really noticed it.
        This year it looms very large for the people around us.
        I listened to him explain it at least half a dozen times today.
        It was suggested he should go home till it clears up.
        Being the smart ass I am I suggested it clears up end of spring going into summer and comes right back in the fall.
        At which point I started clearing my throat and pretend coughing as well.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle December 21, 2020 at 6:20 pm #

          True and fair enough.

  50. Jigplate December 21, 2020 at 4:49 pm #

    It looks like they got to Bill Barr on his way out the door:


    I wonder what they said they would do to him if he pressed for a special council?

    What to look for in 2021- No prosecutions for any of the Russian collusion/ impeachment hoaxes, The Biden family corruption will be swept under the rug, no prosecution for Hillary’s emails, or the Uranium one/ Clinton foundation scams. In ‘The Long Emergency”, JHK wrote about how one of the “features” of the long emergency would be the increasing irrelevancy/impotence of the federal government. This is likely how it happens- Why should any ordinary citizen be accountable, when none of the government elite are? Make no mistake, tens of millions of ordinary Americans who never thought that they would find themselves in this position, are now thinking of quiet non-confrontational ways to resist whatever cockamamie schemes come out of Washington. One big one that immediately comes to mind is whatever gun bans/confiscation they come up with. I can’t wait to see what they do when 100 million gun owners throw up a giant middle finger to that.

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    • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 5:04 pm #

      Some Republican Congressmen asked him to look into the Steal. He took a couple of days and said there’s nothing there.

      I assume they knew that’s what he would say and that’s why they asked him. He’s a Deep State Coverup Artist. Another one of Trump’s disastrous picks.

  51. Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 5:39 pm #

    Being with your bil, Peter, leaves you prostate with greif. – Yoha


    Yeah, I get your little play on words – haha – but you blew it by misspelling grief. Remember the usually (but not always) correct rule of thumb: i before e except after c or when sounded like a as in neighbor and weigh.

    • benr December 21, 2020 at 6:01 pm #

      Has it dawned on you that he/she/they spelled it wrong on purpose?
      You know just to get a rise out of you?
      Wheels with in wheels.

      • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 6:05 pm #

        He knows – this is his counter strike. I outsmarted myself. He merely took advantage of my over-extension. Sun Tzu warns against this.

      • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 9:17 pm #

        Has it dawned on you that he/she/they spelled it wrong on purpose? – benr


        Of course I considered that possibility but I judged otherwise.

      • Iananna December 23, 2020 at 2:43 am #

        That would be “…spelled it wrongly“, being an adverb.

        • Q. Shtik December 23, 2020 at 1:22 pm #


          Note: I was quoting benr so your correction s/b directed to him.

          However, I would point out that the author Steven King hates adverbs, particularly of the ‘ly’ type, and supposedly avoids them somehow in all his writings. I’ve never read a Steven King novel so I can’t say from experience that this is true.

    • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 6:03 pm #

      How can I prove to you that that was part of the gag? I can’t! Damn you, Q.

      Your rules are meaningless as you yourself admit above. In the Days of the Empire, after I am renewed, I will correct the entire language in terms of spelling. making it phonetic whenever possible. Silent vowels? Wtf?

      Perhaps I will call up your spirit for consultation – if Green Alba or Abbey’s shades are busy.

    • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 8:01 pm #

      I should have spelled it greef.

      • benr December 21, 2020 at 8:52 pm #

        What could have been.

  52. freetrapper December 21, 2020 at 6:33 pm #

    Huh? MIA? Fake news!

    Just a moments listen to the actual news was enough to know that Joe got his public covid vaccination as did Kamela and Mitch. (The Sunkist Rosebud has no plans to. Too intelligent a move, i guess.)

    Missing in action not, then. Missing here being another opportunity to blog about something else for a change.

  53. Pucker December 21, 2020 at 7:16 pm #

    Speaking of the Winter Solstice and “Dark Days”….

    It might be interesting to visit Valley Forge in Pennsylvania?


    While the soldiers of the Continental Army were starving at Valley Forge, the local Pennsylvania farmers were selling food to the British army. It got so bad and infuriating that George Washington had to order his men to sabotage their Mills grinding four to sell to the British. George Washington chalked it up to “Human Nature”, the propensity for greed and self interest. True story….

  54. Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 7:28 pm #


    The Empire strikes back. The Truth is no defense – or rather, it depends on which paradigm is in power. Lou Dobbs has already debunked his own claims on air. The first of many?

    Sydney Powell is also being threatened. Her lawyer Lin Wood said, Read your lawsuit. Not impressed. File away.

    • FreddieMars December 22, 2020 at 1:51 am #

      Who is Lin Wood’s lawyer? Miz Powell? Mr Giuliani? You gotta stick with ‘those in the know’ in this game of ‘nutcracker’.

  55. Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 7:43 pm #


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  56. Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 7:59 pm #

    There is something strange happening beneath the bubbling muck of Washington. The swamp is churning. The creatures that dwell in the slime are writhing. One wonders if some may be trying to escape.

    We have a glimpse of what is happening in the mire thanks to Patrick Byrne, the founder and former CEO of Overstock.com, who left the company last year. He’s published a lengthy article on his DeepCapture.com website describing how the election was stolen for Joe Biden.

    Byrne attended a meeting at the White House last Friday with President Trump, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, attorney Sidney Powell, and White House staff. Byrne has posted photos as proof, and the fact that he was there was confirmed Sunday by a New York Times reporter.

    What is remarkable is that Byrne has been disclosing publicly what was discussed. This is highly unusual. Excerpts from what he’s been posting on Twitter over the weekend about the meeting, which he says lasted from 7:30pm until just after midnight:

    My involvement is I was in the room when it happened. The raised voices included my own. I can promise you: President Trump is being terribly served by his advisers. They want him to lose and are lying to him. He is surrounding by mendacious mediocrities.

    [President Trump is] too nice. There were three men caught in lies right in front of his face. If I had been he, there are three men I would’ve fired on the spot. General Counsel Pat Cippolone wants him to lose and is lying to him. 100% sure.

    [The advisors are] Pat Cippollone and two other lawyers. Eric and Derek. [White House chief of staff Mark Meadows] wants him to concede and transition also.

    In addition, any suggestion if there was talk of a military coup or martial law is also a flat lie. 100% false. I was there for 4 1/2 hours, I heard the entire conversation, that is a 100% fabrication.

    I was there for the full 4.5 hour meeting. Claims military coup/martial law were discussed is 100% fabrication. Trump is lied to by his own advisers, who tell staff “get the president to concede“ while they stall Trump. Meadows + Lawyers Eric, Derek, GC Pat Cippollone (leaker).

    I’m not afraid of these weasels. A greasy slickster like Pat Cippollone leaks lies to the NYT. I tell the truth publicly.

    [President Trump] wants to fight on. They are bending over backwards to come up with reasons to tell him he can’t do anything. He needs to fire them all or he loses. Too nice. Thinks he will look bad in press. Nonsense like that.

    He truly believe he won and he truly did win. I did not vote for him, but I don’t want to see our country hijacked in a psyop.

    It is 100% winnable. No martial law required. Sydney and Flynn presented a course that I estimate has 50% – 75% chance of victory. His staff just try to convince him to do nothing but accept it. As a CEO, my heart broke to see what he is going through. He is betrayed from within.

    Meadows and legal staff led by GC Cippolone reflexively shoot down every sober discussion or idea presented. Their frame of mind is automatic: “we better not try that, it may not work, it would hurt your reputation in the press…“ No kidding, they say stuff like that. Tell DJT.

    For the first time in my life I feel sorry for Donald Trump. He is standing up to his waist in snakes. Trust Rudy and Sidney only.

    I was just referring to White House group. I trust Lin [Wood] also. And most of all, Mike Flynn.

    The White House legal team seem like scheming mediocrities worrying about not getting invited to the right parties unless they convince Trump to concede. Surrender -monkeys. Rudy and his people are strong. SIDNEY and flynn are fighters.

    To summarize: Patrick Byrne is a Libertarian, not a Republican, and did not vote for Trump. But because he has been publicly criticizing election fraud and championing democracy, he was invited to Friday’s meeting. At that meeting, Flynn and Powell “presented a course” of action, but they’re being sabotaged by the sludge-dwelling swamp creatures who think their careers will be advanced if the president quits.

    It’s possible, of course, that Byrne is exaggerating or misrepresenting, but he has no obvious motive to do so. Powell subsequently retweeted Byrne’s summary, which we can take as independent confirmation. The most likely scenario is that Byrne has a personal interest in combating the deep state creatures, and is wealthy enough to have the time and means to do it. A suite at the Trump International may be secure, but it’s not cheap.

    The question is what Flynn and Powell proposed to the president. The New York Times reported over the weekend, citing an anonymous source, that “part of the White House meeting on Friday night was a discussion about an executive order to take control of voting machines to examine them.” Even after allowing for bias from the newspaper’s Democrat activists posing as reporters, and self-interest on the part of the anonymous leaker, this hints at one possibility.

    It’s consistent with what Flynn and Powell have been saying publicly. Flynn told Newsmax on Thursday: “[The president] could immediately on his order seize every single one of these machines around the country on his order. He could also order, within the swing states, if he wanted to, he could take military capabilities and he could place them in those states and basically rerun an election in each of those states. It’s not unprecedented.”

    Powell has said: “Impound the machines for immediate forensic inspections. If there was no fraud, the #Left should welcome it!” Former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik endorsed this as well. Trump said Sunday: “Martial law = Fake News.”

    This sounds like it might be an important news story. The former CEO of a publicly traded billion-dollar company is saying publicly what was discussed when he met with the president. Byrne’s father is credited with turning around Geico in the 1970s, and the family has counted Warren Buffett as a close friend. But instead our purported journalists are treating us to investigative articles like This Is How The Biden Family Celebrates Christmas.

    There are no outside signs of a concession. Trump advisor Dan Scavino posted on Facebook on Saturday: “FYSA—President Trump will not be conceding.” FYSA means For Your Situational Awareness. Powell was spotted at the White House again Sunday evening, though she reportedly did not meet with the president this time. The Trump campaign filed its paperwork Sunday before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the Pennsylvania election process. And the Arizona GOP is being unusually mysterious.

    About an hour and a half after Friday evening’s meeting ended, Trump tweeted: “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!” January 6 is the date of the joint session of Congress at 1 p.m., at which the Vice President will open “all the certificates and papers purporting to be certificates of the electoral votes.”

    The most mysterious line is what Byrne wrote a day before the meeting at the White House: “I am indeed confident we win…. if the President signs one piece of paper.”

    By now we can hazard some guesses about what that “one piece of paper” might be. As for whether it will be signed, Trump does not seem willing to let the tentacular swamp creatures win so easily.

    Americans should plan to show up in force in Washington on January 6, 2021 at 1 p.m. This is one swamp that isn’t going to drain itself.

    Normal American Blog.

    Yoho: What is the piece of paper? The Insurrection Act? Maybe signing at the podium in front of hundreds of thousands?

    Go Big or go home. Don’t be like Burt Lancaster in “Seven Days in May”. If you win, you will be a hero. If you lose, you will be a heel, whether you act or don’t act. And you can only win by acting Bigly.

    • Soul Forensics December 21, 2020 at 10:07 pm #

      Bernard Kerik has been saying since Nov 3 that the only obstacles to confirmation of victory are RINO careerists.

      • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 10:36 pm #

        He has cast his lot with the People. He must trust that or at least acknowledge that the die is cast. If he hesitates now, he is lost.

        Even the young girl who sang the national anthem at his inauguration stabbed him the back – started lecturing him about trans rights because of her brother who wants to become a girl.

  57. Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 8:14 pm #

    Big cheating scandal at West Point. During an online test (they’re afraid of Covid), 75 made the same mistake on the same question. That’s how they caught them.

    On that note, is it convincing or otherwise when major journalists across America use the same exact line on the same day? It almost seems like cheating…..

    • benr December 21, 2020 at 8:59 pm #

      Or it could be the instructor put a question on the test he failed to cover.
      Saw it first hand bad instructor and a test question not covered nor in the course material.
      One of my buddies going through basic electronics missed exactly one question in his entire 1.5 years of Navy electronics schooling.
      Yep you guessed it that was the question.
      Guy was smart like the character Sheldon Cooper In big bang theory but real and damn near as quirky.

      It turned into something of a scandal had it not been for MAC they would have probably accused us if cheating.
      they tossed the question out and at the end he was the first ever person to graduate with a perfect 100% from ET-A school.

    • elysianfield December 21, 2020 at 11:40 pm #

      As I understand it, all the service academies now have the equivalent of “diversity-hires”…invariably athletes…masquerading as Cadets. The Air Force Academy supposedly keeps them sequestered in residence halls at the edge of their Colorado campus. At one time Prep Academies existed for the same purpose, but never on the Academy grounds.

      • Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 2:08 am #

        What corruption pro-sports (let’s be honest) has engendered in our universities. Even at West Point? Wow. Leave no good stone unturned.

        • elysianfield December 22, 2020 at 11:15 am #

          But there is good news. The Academy now allows a second chance to those shown to be unworthy;


          Now the Academy, where the rule once was “You Lie, you Die”, is now providing a second chance…academic probation. This is a gentler, more humane approach towards our “rough men who stand ready…”

          “Alright, you goddamned cheatin’ bastards, we are now changing the motto to…”We will not condone lying nor
          cheating, nor tolerate those who do…more than once! And if caught a second time, it will be DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION! Really, we mean it this time!”

          Walter B. should weep….

          • Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 11:59 am #

            Do you remember that picture from a year or two ago? All the Black Female grads in uniform holding swords?

            I know it was ovah then.

          • BackRowHeckler December 22, 2020 at 1:09 pm #

            Yeah, and meanwhile General Lee’s monument is removed from the US Capitol.

            Actually I understand all monuments in DC representational of White Men will eventually be taken down, replaced by statues of George Floyd hold a semi automatic, and Michael Brown — the Gentle Giant — kicking the sh#t out of a police officer.


          • Q. Shtik December 22, 2020 at 2:30 pm #

            Walter B. should weep…. – ely


            Hey, where the heck IS Walter B.? That Mayor job must be eatin’ up all his time.

        • Q. Shtik December 22, 2020 at 2:32 pm #

          I know it was ovah then. – Yoha



          • elysianfield December 23, 2020 at 10:26 pm #


            “I bees know” would be correct in the affected idiom…In colloquial use, the “bees” may be omitted as understood….

            Yo, as usual, is correct.

            To conjugate the verb “Bees”

            I bees,
            You bees,
            He bees,

            We bees,
            They bees,

          • Q. Shtik December 23, 2020 at 10:42 pm #

            “I bees know” would be correct in the affected idiom – ely


            Well OK then. I dint no we be speekin ebonic.

  58. amb December 21, 2020 at 9:13 pm #

    Unfortunately, there are not enough people with the courage and ability to organize and be effective in dealing with this fraudulent election. The Dems will take the White House.

  59. tom clark December 21, 2020 at 9:42 pm #

    Kim…mistcha today buddy. G’nite.

  60. Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 10:32 pm #


    Robertson chooses Satan at the end of his life and career. One can assume or at least hope it is a choice made in ignorance and thus not a mortal sin meriting Hell. As the Bible says, some of the very Elect will be fooled.

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  61. thirdcoastlegend December 21, 2020 at 10:58 pm #

    Somewhat OT:

    Apparently the Donald has good taste in architecture and some understanding of the effect that public spaces have on people:

    “Trump Signs Order Requiring Classical Architecture for Federal Buildings”


    • Yohannon December 21, 2020 at 11:21 pm #

      Ha! How cool is that? Now some pardons, at least Assange and Snowden, before the Crossing.

      • stelmosfire December 22, 2020 at 8:41 am #

        Sounds racis’ to me. The Feds should have Asoka build them some mud huts to work out of.

  62. beantownbill. December 21, 2020 at 11:05 pm #


    Re your post above:

    I never knew I had a Boston accent until I went off to college in the midwest. My fellow students made fun of my accent; I didn’t know why; after all I spoke English just like them. When I went back home to visit during Thanksgiving my freshman year, after 3 months in the Midwest, I was amazed to hear people talk with a Boston accent!

    That 1st year in college, I got fixed up with a girl named Barb (Barbara). So I call her up and a man answers. I ask for Barb and he says I’m Barb. I didn’t know what to say, thinking they fixed me up with a guy, shit! I asked kind of tremulously, you’re Barbara? The guy says, oh Barbara, Barb is my daughter, my name is Bob. To the father, he’s thinking I’m asking for Bob, him, but what I’m saying is Barb without the ‘r’. To me, there was quite a difference between Bahhb and Bob, but not to him.

    That was when I first realized I really did have a Boston accent.

  63. Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 11:23 pm #


    Regarding your 8:12 PM comment, you will be pleased to know I am a total incompetent when it comes to anything electrical. I can barely use a cell phone. Electrical/electronic gadgets will fail if I am even NEAR them. It is as though I have some kind of disruptive aura surrounding me.

    When you wished me a Merry Christmas up above I notice you ended with a tilde (~) after the Q rather than a period. Surely you knew I would notice.

    • Q. Shtik December 21, 2020 at 11:43 pm #

      I have many tales I could tell about pronunciation but no time to do so at the moment. Maybe some other time.

      • SoftStarLight December 22, 2020 at 12:26 am #

        Gosh! It’s really too bad you didn’t have time to tell your tales given its the longest night of the year and all and there is all of this extra storytelling time and so forth. Did the tilde prevent you from remembering to return a seasonal greeting or appreciate the spirit of the season? I simply can ‘t imagine you being so insensitive and dispassionate. How many tildes have given you pause over the years Q and disarmed the logical advancements of your thought processes? And what have you learned in your moral struggles with the tildes?

        • Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 1:38 am #

          Tilting at tildes. Borogroves too?

          During the last national crisis, 9/11, I believe Q related how he was obsessed with clocks.

          • SoftStarLight December 22, 2020 at 10:01 am #

            For some reason when I hear about borogroves I think about Fraggle Rock lol. No clue why although the list of creatures sounds good..borogroves, fraggles, doozers, and gorgs. I just get the sense that Q lives in the luxury of being in a third person or narrator role when it comes to reality. It never seems to affect him directly and so thus he is able to maintain a cool and detached tone even in times of kinetic crisis. And he enjoys watching it all unfold and even testing things. If I didn’t know any better I would think that he was one of the Strangers from the movie Dark City. But I could just be giving way to my vivid imagination.

          • Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 11:57 am #

            Great movie: “Do you remember the last time you saw the sun”?

            They just wanted to be people too. They just focused on the wrong things….

          • Q. Shtik December 22, 2020 at 12:27 pm #

            During the last national crisis, 9/11, I believe Q related how he was obsessed with clocks. – Yoha


            Neither you nor I were on this blog as of 9/11/01. We both arrived here around summer 2008. I’ve never had any particular interest in clocks. Don’t know where you came up with that one.

          • stelmosfire December 22, 2020 at 4:25 pm #

            Q , your post about arriving on this site got me wondering when I showed up. I found my first post:

            rippedthunder January 1, 2011 at 11:15 am #

            it is now 11:11 1/1/11

            perhaps Vlad was thinking of me with the clock obsession.

          • Q. Shtik December 22, 2020 at 5:05 pm #

            I found my first post:

            rippedthunder January 1, 2011 at 11:15 am # – stelmo


            That’s pretty amazing. How did you do that? Does the CFN archive go back that far? I’d like to see if I could find some of my early ‘shit.’

  64. kbird December 21, 2020 at 11:33 pm #

    I saw this today on a few news site, if you click on the link there is a video.


    Curious why they would do that if the lawsuit didn’t have merit. Thoughts?

    • Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 1:44 am #

      Because they’re fucking cowards who put money, success, and career above all else. Left/Right – one beast system. Was it Kushchev who said the Capitalists would sell them the rope to hang to them? But even that is old school. The Capitalists funded the Communists (Bankers) and now the rest of Capitalism (Corporations) have caught up. As for old school Capitalism? It behaves itself or it goes. Or maybe it just goes.

      America is poisoned at its source because it puts its faith in an at best amoral system of economics – and pretended that it was the acme of virtue. Now that system is full grown and seeks to take over. It never spread morality in China as expected, and now it is taking remaining morality out of our system.

  65. smoothtom December 22, 2020 at 12:27 am #

    You’re a fucking right-wing crank.

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    • liber8tor December 22, 2020 at 10:24 am #

      …says the troll on the Smith-Mundt media payroll

  66. SoftStarLight December 22, 2020 at 12:42 am #

    With as many times as people have posted the whole jump the shark idiom I’m just wondering if there are any other sea creatures worthy of note that could add emphasis. Maybe you could say leviathan instead of shark. Or kraken!

    • elysianfield December 22, 2020 at 11:19 am #

      “sea creatures worthy of note…”

      …even the lowly paramecium….

  67. UrbanHick December 22, 2020 at 1:28 am #

    Where is Joe? He was on Colbert a few nights ago, then just got the vaccine today. That’s plenty of limelight for me. I’d rather he stay out the virus’ way and not get infected, stick to his planning and prep, and not be a grandstanding, super-spreader blowhard.

    You know, pretty much the opposite of Trump. Which is what I voted for.

    And y’all are surprised Biden won fair and square? Really? Trump lost the popular vote in 2016 and that was when hardly anybody was excited about Hillary, but still got complacent thinking she had it.

    This time around, after four years of Trump, I cannot express how motivated we were to vote. (And yet we didn’t feel the need to express our motivation by crowding into rallies during a pandemic, go figure.)

    And you think that judge after right-wing Trump-appointed judge throwing out Rudy’s motions for lack of evidence is not an indication of, you know, lack of evidence in the eyes of the law? But it’s instead is an indication of all those judges have been turned, or were in on some conspiracy all along? And Mitch too, and now Barr?

    You think the deeply conservative Supreme Court is in on some kind of anti-Trump scheme?

    And you think Democrats orchestrated some giant, intricate conspiracy but neglected to take the Senate while they were at it? And lost seats in the House while they were at it?


    Trump lost this election, just like he would have lost the last one if Hillary wasn’t such a crap candidate, or if people had taken him seriously. Because most people, outside of his reality-averse true believers, really don’t like the guy.

    Jim, I’m so disappointed. Back in the day I listened to every one of your podcasts, some multiple times. They were an absolute guiding light. I considered it a great honor to have been one of your question-of-the-week callers! And then I read all your World Made by Hand books. They presented a vision that haunts me to this day. But lately every visit to this site is like a journey deeper and deeper into the right-wing whackadoo conspiracy-theory fever swamp.

    To the point I have to wonder if everything I ever picked up from you about the value of traditional towns and urban forms is questionable information to be given a thorough second look. I mean, all info should be questioned anyway, but I trusted you more then, and far less now.

    You’re still entertaining of course, always a great read. But it’s the natural appeal of someone who believes his own word is gospel, and without the complications of fact-checking, cited sources, or the slightest bit of second-guessing.

    I admire your confidence, but I’ve come to think it’s not earned.

    Be well, and stay safe.

    • QAintel December 22, 2020 at 2:10 am #

      Thank you for the astute post Urban. It is refreshing to discover my own sentiments mirrored.

      Might care to tread lightly Urban as Jim has taken to banning those who dare question the dogma presented in these myopic screeds.

      Jim’s merry band of provocateurs here on the forum are quick to join forces and ambush those who see things in any shade of color other than black and white.

      As for Trump’s legacy going forward? I think Shakespeare sums it up best, “It is a tale/Told by an Idiot, full of sound and fury/Signifying nothing”.

      • BackRowHeckler December 22, 2020 at 5:14 am #

        Wow, what an erudite, quotes from Hamlet.

        You sure showed us rubes where its at.


      • BackRowHeckler December 22, 2020 at 8:32 am #

        Or is it Macbeth?

        I know, I know, this hick isn’t up on his Elizabethan theater.

        • Soul Forensics December 22, 2020 at 5:01 pm #


          It’s Macbeth. Of course it’s one of Shakespeare’s three or four most famous quotes, so it often appears reflexively. I doubt QAint has even read Macbeth’s first act.

          I just made a fool out of FreddieMars upthread, when he referenced King Lear, in which the association proved the opposite to the point he wanted to make.

          Likewise, in QAint’s Macbeth quote, it’s funny to note that those words were uttered by Macbeth just before he was murdered, were not Shakespeare’s own “views” on anything, and, if one wanted to go deeper into the context of it, proved that nihilism and destruction put you in a shitty headspace, and led to your own destruction. There’s a party of careerist hacks and criminals who are far closer to that philosophy than whatever Trump has or hasn’t done.

          Interesting that QAint left out the directly preceding quote, which, humorously, can be used against Biden:

          “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
          That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
          And then is heard no more.”

          • FreddieMars December 22, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

            “I just made a fool out of FreddieMars upthread…

            That one’s right out of Night Owl’s Trolling 101 Primer – self-congratulatory assholery. And no, you didn’t.

          • Night Owl December 23, 2020 at 7:21 am #

            “Trolling”= refuting Majella returning after the ban, er, I mean Freddie, with hard evidence — but in a mean way.


        • Soul Forensics December 22, 2020 at 8:30 pm #

          ” “I just made a fool out of FreddieMars upthread…”

          That one’s right out of Night Owl’s Trolling 101 Primer – self-congratulatory assholery. And no, you didn’t.” –FreddieMars

          “No, you didn’t is not a counter-argument. But I’d love to hear one. Please proceed.

          • FreddieMars December 23, 2020 at 2:58 am #

            None required. Self-congratulatory assholery? – res ipsa loquitur.

      • Night Owl December 22, 2020 at 9:30 am #

        You have two accounts and write messages to yourself.

        How sad.

      • rube-i-con December 22, 2020 at 11:03 am #

        what a crock of liberal shit.

        show us specifically where jim “has taken” (= multiple times) to banning anyone who questions him

        stop projecting your liberal idiocy, sane people have had it with you

        tell us why lots of liberal sites BAN COMMENTS

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 22, 2020 at 10:07 pm #

        “Might care to tread lightly Urban as Jim has taken to banning those who dare question the dogma presented in these myopic screeds. ”

        No. He’s taken to banning those who show no respect for the forum given to them and say stupid shit just to piss him off. Methinks UrbanHick will be fine.

    • SoftStarLight December 22, 2020 at 10:11 am #

      You post this every week. At some point you will have to get past it. I mean I know how it is to just really be unable to get past something but for the love of all that is good you really have to get past this hurdle. Since you know more and better about presumably all things than apparently most people I can’t see why you are even spending time here when you could be out saving the planet and all life from destruction. Return to your purpose.

      • freetrapper December 22, 2020 at 11:00 am #

        “You post this every week…”

        He must be taking a page from Jim’s new MO these days, eh?

    • freetrapper December 22, 2020 at 11:04 am #

      “You’re still entertaining of course, always a great read. But it’s the natural appeal of someone who believes his own word is gospel, and without the complications of fact-checking, cited sources, or the slightest bit of second-guessing.

      I admire your confidence, but I’ve come to think it’s not earned.”

      Well said.

      I’m actually pretty bored by this page anymore, which is saying something. It’s gone from being pretty cutting edge to blah-blah-blah-they-stole-the-election extremist drivel. I can’t help but view the downfall of this blog and it’s horde of bootlicking sycophant tinfoil commentators (with the odd exception, but all too few) as one more tiny milestone in the very decline and fall Jim has up until now been so incisive at illuminating.

      • Soul Forensics December 22, 2020 at 5:04 pm #

        “I’m actually pretty bored by this page anymore.” — freetrapper

        You must be leading a REALLY boring life if you keep returning to long, “boring” comment streams.

        • Q. Shtik December 22, 2020 at 5:50 pm #

          Soul F.,

          Allow me to translate for you what freetrapper actually means when he says he is “pretty bored by this page anymore.” It has NOTHING to do with boredom at all. He is delivering a fake yawn. What he really means is that, like almost every human, he takes great pleasure in having his own biases confirmed. It is terrible being around people who think nothing like yourself. And when all of a sudden (or what seems to be sudden although Jim’s slow 180 took about 2 years to fully unfold) Jim concludes publicly that he must vote for the triple G orange oaf because the dems have proved themselves to be so abominable. I think Jim still believes Trump is a bit of an idiot but he has come to admire certain aspects of his horrible narcissistic persona, one being his incredible stamina.

          No, freetrapper is not bored at all. I assure you he is here every Monday and Friday with bells on hoping to see that Jim has come to his senses.

          • Soul Forensics December 22, 2020 at 8:27 pm #

            Perhaps, but was he a big JHK fan from before two years ago? I don’t know that, but I’ve noted that there are an awful lot of recent troll accounts that all say basically the same thing: “I used to really love Jim, and bought his ‘The Geography To Nowhere.’ He should get back to that. He’s lost his mind.”

    • King of Comedy December 22, 2020 at 12:36 pm #

      Everyone’s entitled to his/her opinion but I think you may be missing the point.

      Trump was most definitely a flawed candidate and president. I voted more against him in 2016 than for Clinton but in 2020, the narrative flipped. A flawed candidate was (and is) a better choice than the side cheering on the “mostly peaceful”protests, preaching the niceties of socialism, and through barely regulated immigration, Balkanizing the country. Biden may not be 100% behind any of those things but he is most certainly a fellow traveller. I’m definitely not the only one who put the personality contest aside and voted based on agenda.

      As far as electoral fraud goes, I am largely in agreement. There are things that are anomalous and shady in appearance at the very least but at some point concrete evidence has to be presented. The way this election was structured lends itself to the appearance of impropriety and its design may well preclude the revelation of concrete evidence of fraud, reality still has to mean something. If it does not, people who believe in conspiracies without evidence are birds of a feather with the lesser lights who prattle on about the endless leftie evidence-free idiocies (cf “systemic racism”,”toxic masculinity”, etc)…

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 3:41 pm #

      You back the party of conversion therapy & sterilizing children (the trans agenda); you back the party of pedo Joe’s lead grooming children into fetish (see: the new sex ed at 3 years old; available child porn, prostitution hawked as ‘sex work’ and made something to aspire to); the party of women-hate (see: trans agenda where men now can go into our safe spaces); and the party of WAR. Trump started no wars. Obama started 7, and turned Libya into a slave state. I guess Gaddafi got too progressive and independent for Obama/Clinton’s liking. I could go on and on about how badly Obama finished off this country and the middle class. Trump at least put the final push over the cliff off for 4 years. I’m kinda grateful for that. I am also an ex-Democrat, ex-lefty, ex-liberal, and have left the party for good (in 2016 when the DNC rigged the election against Sanders just as they have here against Trump). Since I know the majority of my recently lefty friends voted for Trump, and he had 90K people at his rallies, in addition to a 28 mile line waiting to get into one, and Biden couldnt’ fill a broom closet, it’s obvious Trump won even more BIGLY than he did in 2016. To people who aren’t blinded by Covid19/Transagenda/antiracism/blm/antifa/Democrat group-think, these things are apparent. But not those – like you – caught in its throes. JHK, like many of us, retained our same moral standards while you Democrats went berzerkers. You went along with the indoctrination, those of us who weren’t brainwashed by CNN and MSDNC did not. Therein lies the difference. Not sure why you dumped your Rachel Maddow talking points here, maybe just because you’re bitter or just maybe, you are a little uncomfortable with the cognitive dissonance you are forced to carry around, or the double-think that the Democrats require of their cult is just making you feel confused, but you voted for a senile pedophile, and you think that is something to brag about in public… which is sad, and shows just how extensive the indoctrination is. All I can do is pity you.

      Enjoy your holidays! Oh wait you won’t be able to eat or drink because of the self-muzzling. Well, the rest of us sane people will celebrate as usual, sans muzzle, sans social distancing, and realizing we have functioning immune systems. And if/when Biden is illegally and immorally installed, we will fight him and his intelligence agency’s goons’ agenda every step of the say. No one is taking this affront sitting down.

      • Rulo Deschamps December 22, 2020 at 6:43 pm #

        Mary, very well put.

      • scrooge December 22, 2020 at 8:54 pm #

        Well personally I voted 6 million times twas a very busy day. So how is the revolution civil war secession shaping up?

      • elysianfield December 24, 2020 at 11:35 am #

        ” No one is taking this affront sitting down.”

        …well, does standing while grabbing one’s ankles count? If so, you are probably correct.

    • JackStraw December 25, 2020 at 9:05 am #

      The guy that can’t get 50 people to show up at a speech just beat a guy who can get 50,000 with 30 minutes notice?

      A dementia patient with a racist past, and who is quite possibly the most corrupt candidate in the history of this country just beat one of the most effective presidents in our history?

      Mathematics has proven beyond a doubt that the election was stolen via fraud and hacking. That’s called science. Remember science?

      You are an ideologue and an incredibly naive idiot if you think for a second that Biden came close to winning this election.

  68. Reg December 22, 2020 at 2:59 am #

    Glad to have some voices of sanity these days. We must keep up the fight. Do not wear a mask. Stay close to people. Travel as tho you’re life depends on it. Send money to our president to help him in his fight against the stolen election.

    • Night Owl December 22, 2020 at 8:49 am #

      Reg is a good man with clear vision.

    • freetrapper December 22, 2020 at 10:57 am #



      Do us all a favor. Be an irredeemable nitwit and exit the gene pool sooner rather than later.

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 3:43 pm #

      Right on!

  69. dowd December 22, 2020 at 6:01 am #

    Merry Christmas Jim. I always look forward to your columns, such a great respite in our depressing times. May God Bless you and guide you.

  70. wm5135 December 22, 2020 at 9:53 am #

    Please have a look at the (your choice of description) bill that has passed through the Congress concerning the economy.

    Free money for everyone but the United States consumer base.

    Just how is profit generated in a consumer based economy?

    5593 pages detailing the means to stimulate the destruction of the fabric of the United States.

    Let everyone open their partisan container of vitriol and clarify how it is “them what done this to us”.

    “If you can keep it.” Franklin

    There is no society only individuals

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    • stelmosfire December 22, 2020 at 10:21 am #

      5600 pages! What a bloated piece of shit. I’d bet nobody even read it. Some relief for the poor saps who don’t have jobs anymore would probably take 5-10 pages. As Pelousy has said in the past, “We’ll have to pass it before we know what is in it.”

      • BackRowHeckler December 22, 2020 at 10:53 am #

        I’ll bet nobody even it — RIP

        Who the hell wrote 5600 pages? That’s longer than War and Peace.

        • BackRowHeckler December 22, 2020 at 10:54 am #

          Even read it

        • Q. Shtik December 22, 2020 at 2:07 pm #

          That’s longer than War and Peace. – BRH


          And it’s almost exactly 5 times longer than Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.

          • BackRowHeckler December 22, 2020 at 4:13 pm #

            Hey Q

            Santa’s coming down the Chimley with care ahahahaha!

          • Soul Forensics December 22, 2020 at 5:08 pm #

            5600 pages. What’s the problem? They had a good twelve hours overnight to read and assess it!

      • elysianfield December 22, 2020 at 11:24 am #

        I read of one legislator complaining that they were given a two hour window to read the tome before voting….

        You know, as a freshman in college, I took the Evelyn Speed Reading Course that was offered off-campus….We actually read War and Peace in 5 minutes!

        Yeah…it was about Russia….

      • Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 11:52 am #

        Nobody had time to read it. Classic Red Queen Pelosi tactics. Bring it out a few hours before you have to sign it. If you don’t, you are ultimate Evil and both sides would turn against you.

        • rube-i-con December 22, 2020 at 3:51 pm #


          ~computer error~ delayed it even more

    • SoftStarLight December 22, 2020 at 10:23 am #

      They can’t even run the racket well any more or they just know so many people are brain dead that they don’t even notice or are aware of their open malpractice. Mike Lee said that nobody had enough time to even read what was in it. But it gets passed anyway. And billions and billions of dollars will flow to far away decrepit and corrupt lands to fund “progressive” cultural, social, and political revolution. Just like Western governments funded Antifa riots and murders in Hong Kong and elsewhere and said it was all about freedom and democracy. Again, who needs enemies when you have friends like this right.

    • Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 11:51 am #

      Thank you. There is no society. This is the Truth that Margaret Thatcher casually revealed in an interview.

      This is exactly what America has fallen. And why no one will stand with the President. There’s no percentage in it for them.

      • rube-i-con December 22, 2020 at 3:49 pm #

        no globalism either, you do what you do in your microlocation

        a big ruse

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 3:44 pm #

      I saw someone report that 400 million goes to eugenicist Bill Gates for furthering his attack on people all over the globe.

  71. liber8tor December 22, 2020 at 10:21 am #

    JIM… you’re my twice-weekly dose of sanity. Merry Christmas

  72. sprawlcapital December 22, 2020 at 11:13 am #

    Merry Christmas, Jim!

    I have been a fan since the fall of 1996, when I read your article in The Atlantic. That was based on your book Home From Nowhere.

    I recall, a few days after the election in November 2016, at coffee with some friends, how shocked and depressed they were that Hillary Clinton had lost.

    As I look at what a Biden presidency could mean, in particular the opening of our border to millions of third-world immigrants, I can understand how my Hillary-supporter friends felt.

    There are still ways for Trump to win, so I have not given up.

  73. Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 12:07 pm #


    No mention of what they said or wanted. Just right wing thugs. No better than Antifa, right?

    If you agree, then your mind is controlled by the Media.

    I assume that they were protesting their businesses and lives being destroyed by Governor Kate Brown’s reign of Error/Terror. Just a guess!

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 3:46 pm #

      When the Proud Boys and so-called ‘rightwing extremists’ which are actually a mix of people from across the political spectrum went to protest the lockdown in DC, they were called fascists by the mainstream media. But Antifa and BLM burning down businesses, shooting, killing people, and destroying entire downtown areas is ‘peaceful.’

      Up is down, black is white and 2+2=5

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 4:06 pm #

      Wow. OK so one of the BLM fascists ran over a Proud BOy. But it won’t be prosecuted. Contrast and compare to the reaction to someone in the BLM crowd being runover in Charlottesville a few years back. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/prosecutors-decline-charge-black-lives-matter-militant-ran-proud-boy-washington/

  74. Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 12:19 pm #


    The Asatru Folk Assembly. A Meeting House. A Temple perhaps, but not a church. Not a church. More media mind fucking.

    White locals are outraged because they’re Good and have no problem with the massive Latino immigration into their town. Good people know that Whites no right to anything of their own – and hate Whites who disagree. They are lead by people who approve their self hatred but don’t share it.

    The Pagans were ready to sue and the Town was afraid. The Leaders of the Good People got there too late this time. That’s rare.

    • rube-i-con December 22, 2020 at 3:47 pm #

      that~s an icelandic religion

      eg trui thvi ekki

  75. Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 12:24 pm #


    Ten million for gender studies in Pakistan.

    505 million to Central America to study why unaccompanied minors come to the United States.

    450 million for Ukraine. Kick back to the Bidens?

    600 to all Americans only accounts for about 13% of it.

    Comedy Clubs get some. Jerry Steinfeld lobbied for them. There’s certainly a lot to laugh about. But professional comedy is almost completely politically correct now.

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    • BackRowHeckler December 22, 2020 at 12:57 pm #

      Well, it’s still OK to make fun of Whitey; in fact, its encouraged.

      That’s about the limit of it tho.

      And speaking of comedy, did you catch Beijing Biden’s appearance on Colbert’s show the other nite, one softball question after another. It really was embarrassing. I thought any moment Colbert was gonna drop to his knees. Lucky they had to cut to a commercial, which saved the day.


      • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 3:47 pm #

        I can guarantee you Colbert’s been dropping to his knees for a few years now… I won’t say publicly why…

        • Night Owl December 22, 2020 at 4:08 pm #

          Please do share something.

          Colbert’s transformation really did surprise me. I still remember his WH Correspondents’ Dinner speech during the Shrub era. He was great and not only tore the Shrub to bits, but he eviscerated the McMedia. It was a thing of beauty.

          His transformation to corporate bootlicker and Fake Nooz purveyor only makes sense if he is deeply compromised.

          After finding out he is very close with John “Pedo” Podesta, I have been very curious to see if any hard evidence comes out on his skeletons.

          • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 5:45 pm #

            Well you probably know as much as I do, then. Just that he’s ‘in’ with the pedo crew, they are all compromised and do what they are told.

    • stelmosfire December 22, 2020 at 1:14 pm #

      Jo: Ten million for gender studies in Pakistan

      $10,000,000.00 for gender studies? In a 97% Muslim country? How many of the bearded ones are proudly waving the rainbow flag over there I wonder. Not many I would think. There study complete. Send me my $600.00

    • rube-i-con December 22, 2020 at 4:43 pm #

      nearly all this dough will wind up going to someone who~s got a firm in those countries and who lobbied the dirtbag politicians to include it in covid relief

      what a travesty

      should we alert the pakistanis and afghanis as to just *who* will be getting money to spread lgbt ‘education’ there?

      maybe those two groups want to discuss it with the trainers

  76. Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

    Dreamers also get stimulus checks. Retroactive – meaning they get the previous ones too.

    Rush is outraged, calling on Trump to veto this atrocious Bill of Horrors.

    • BackRowHeckler December 22, 2020 at 1:24 pm #

      Miguel Cardona, Ct Commissioner of Education, is picked by Beijing Biden to be US Commissioner of Education.

      Cardona’s big accomplishment in Ct was to include mandatory Hispanic, Gay and African curriculum in public schools, at the same discouraging American history, calling it ‘divisive’.

      Hey, this is what people voted for, or so they say.


      • malthuss December 22, 2020 at 8:41 pm #

        this is what MANY people voted for.

        How many are citizens?

    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 3:48 pm #

      So they want to indoctrinate the entire globe with the trans agenda? Well i guess they do tend to ‘trans’ gay men to women in Iran because being gay is not allowed. What a messed up world.

  77. Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 1:08 pm #


    How dare you try and heal yourself. Are you trying to avoid the Vaccine?

    Anne predicts catastrophe for the meat industry, suggesting they don’t know what they’re doing. Or do they? They don’t like us eating meat….

    • GreenAlba December 22, 2020 at 2:34 pm #

      When was the discontinuation implemented, out of interest?

      FDA statement of 6 days ago says

      “Ivermectin is an important part of a parasite control program for certain species and should only be given to animals for approved uses or as prescribed by a veterinarian in compliance with the requirements for extra-label drug use. Due to potentially elevated interest in ivermectin following the new research, some products may not be available. If you are having difficulty locating a particular ivermectin product for your animal(s), the FDA recommends that you consult with your veterinarian. ”

      Not saying the claim isn’t true but there is no proper source information offered here for it for it other than hearsay, as far as I can see. Who is ‘S’? Who is the ‘supplier’? I can’t see any independent verification of the claim from an internet search. In fact, clinical trials seem to be underway (still at recruitment stage) to look into potential benefits to Covid patients, as far as I can see from this:


      Although it seems to have side effects (neurological in this instance) worthy of note, like most things.


      • GreenAlba December 22, 2020 at 2:36 pm #

        Or maybe it’s just the paste that’s discontinued for some other reason and it’s still available in other forms?

        • Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 8:36 pm #

          Still trying to stand up for the demonic Globalists, eh? Sad!

          • FreddieMars December 23, 2020 at 3:00 am #

            Why do you – and the Sainted Anne Barnhart – take any random fact and add so much tinfoil it reflects light that dazzles yourselves?

          • GreenAlba December 23, 2020 at 4:38 am #

            “Still trying to stand up for the demonic Globalists, eh? Sad!”

            A pathetic effort.

            If you can’t stand up for the truth your cause is worth diddly.

          • Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 11:22 am #

            You admit the testing is fucko, but you think that is by accident? And I’m (add italics) pathetic?

            Or they suddenly make an old and needed animal medicine unavailable because people became aware it help with Covid?

            C’mon maan! Will you try a little harder?

          • GreenAlba December 23, 2020 at 12:06 pm #

            “You admit the testing is fucko, but you think that is by accident? And I’m (add italics) pathetic?”

            I don’t need to ‘admit’ anything. Acknowledging that the test is not 100% accurate (which is a different concept from whatever percentage ‘fucko’ equates to) is merely my long-held acknowledgement that medicine is not all-powerful magic. And because I know about the trade-off between specificity and sensitivity. So I don’t think it is by accident, and I don’t think it is deliberate. I think, given how the things work, that it is inevitable and probably impossible to totally remedy. Just as physical pain in humans is impossible to totally remedy, because it just is.

            “Or they suddenly make an old and needed animal medicine unavailable because people became aware it help with Covid?”

            That is the hypothesis you have yet to prove. So stop pretending it’s proven. If it is proven that it actually happened – and specifically for that reason you have a case and a valid point. You are not yet even at the stage of having proved that it actually happened.

            The people running the clinical trials for its possible use against Covid seem unaware of its discontinuance, since they are still recruiting. Although they presumably use the tablets and not the paste that says ‘for animal use’ anyway.

            A recent paper demonstrated that simple, cheap-as-chips, over-the-counter aspirin is helpful in lowering deaths and serious illness – I linked to it recently and have it bookmarked if you want to see it. Why aren’t they discontinuing aspirin and hiding the study instead of plastering it over the MSM?

            Actually I don’t think you want to see it. You’re about rhetoric, not solutions, and you don’t care if it’s even true.

            Now who does that remind me of?

          • FreddieMars December 23, 2020 at 1:23 pm #

            ‘‘Now who does that remind me of?”

            Yes…where is Kim?

          • Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 8:18 pm #

            Again, the the creator of the test begged them not to use it in this regard.

            Again, Fauci said anything above 35 cycles is nonsense.

            Stop defending the Deceivers. They picked this because it is wildly inaccurate and picks up everything – as an instrument of Terror.

            You have to look within. Your real fight is there. You have an overwhelming Normalcy bias. You want security, naturally enough. But that world has passed away.

          • GreenAlba December 24, 2020 at 6:49 am #

            “‘‘Now who does that remind me of?”

            Yes…where is Kim?” ”

            I was actually thinking of Goebbels. 🙂

            But perhaps ‘Kim’ is like Mary Poppins and has floated off with his umbrella and his bag, toes pointing to two of the four winds, to help another country in need of aid with its elections.

            Mary-Kim didn’t do so well this posting, so maybe the next will be better.

          • GreenAlba December 24, 2020 at 6:51 am #

            Time to attend to the recipe for ‘late Christmas pudding’.

            Then 10-12 hours of that delicious smell as it steams. Yum.

    • rube-i-con December 22, 2020 at 4:09 pm #

      “we~ll build hundreds of thousands of climate-compliant apartments”

      reminiscent of anything?

      vilification of deworming meds

      hence much less meat

      vaccine passport to travel, work, rise in society


      well, dithers me, sounds eerily reminiscent of ….

      the Soviet Union


      yet again why they must confiscate your guns, you americans

      do not let them

      • elysianfield December 22, 2020 at 6:38 pm #

        “well, dithers me, sounds eerily reminiscent of ….
        the Soviet Union…”

        Relax Rube,
        This time they’re gonna get it right….

      • Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 11:23 am #

        So many cells as in a beehive. We are to be two legged social insects. Mostly drones whom the workers will kill in due season.

  78. Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 2:08 pm #


    Not surprised. There’s no percentage in sticking with Trump. Maybe if he was an Evangelical fanatic, but he isn’t. He’s just the hope of the Western World, and thus the World. But that’s not enough for “real Christians” who wait for Christ/Anti-Christ. They won’t know the difference.

    • Soul Forensics December 22, 2020 at 5:21 pm #

      Just read it, from the link. Thanks.

      I’ve just been correcting trolling idiots misapplying Shakespeare quotes. Here’s one from Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens, voiced by the titular character. Trump, more and more, is becoming Timon, and Timon’s “friends” are Trump’s ever-increasing turncoats, as well:

      “Most smiling and smooth, detested parasites,
      Courteous destroyers, affable wolves, meek bears,
      You fools of fortune, trencher-friends, times’ flies,
      Cap-and-knee slaves, vapours, and minute-jacks!
      Of man and beast the infinite malady
      Crust you quite o’er.”

      • Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 5:58 pm #

        The Summer Soldier. The fair weather patriot!

        • Q. Shtik December 22, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

          The Summer Soldier. The fair weather patriot! – Yo


          The Summer Soldier and Sunshine patriot.

          There, fixed it for ya.

          • Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 8:34 pm #

            You are a seal. That’s what I see when I see you. And I am a Polar Bare.

      • FreddieMars December 25, 2020 at 5:55 am #

        ’ I’ve just been correcting trolling idiots misapplying Shakespeare quotes.’

        As I said earlier, you’ve fallen into Night Owl’s standard conceit, whereby you end your “argument” (or as in this case complete lack thereof), by giving yourself an onanistic pat on the back, rendering yourself The complete fool.

        I won’t argue on behalf of the other “troll” you’ve denigrated so callously, but I will argue that I did not ‘quote Shakespeare’ – I simply referenced one scene and drew a perfectly appropriate parallel.

        Are you |, in fact, the vile “Kim” resurrected?

        Also, FYI – it should be “ Shakesperian”.

  79. Slugoon December 22, 2020 at 2:37 pm #

    Merry Christmas, James. Thank you for another year of wonderful writing. I’m upping my contribution.

  80. MaryV December 22, 2020 at 3:51 pm #

    Thank you for a great year of sane conjecture and incredible writing. Merry Christmas and happiest of holidays!

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  81. libertysghost December 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm #

    What MaryV said Jim…+1,000,000

    You don’t know how much some of us enjoy your often uncivil discourses. And how they can remind us we have not gone completely insane…but are instead the targets of those who most certainly rest on the edge of that precipice.

    • rube-i-con December 22, 2020 at 5:17 pm #

      funny the lefties come out here to post because their sites often do not allow comments

      • FreddieMars December 22, 2020 at 7:16 pm #

        I come here to watch in awesome disbelief at just how fucked up the thinking of the Trump cultists is becoming. Every time I think it can’t get any crazier, it does.

        • capt spaulding December 22, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

          Just read, Freddie, Trump & Giuliani, in a last ditch super effort, are gonna present their case to Judge Judy, in the hopes getting a favorable ruling in the massive voter fraud case.

          • FreddieMars December 22, 2020 at 7:42 pm #

            Judge Judy is a no-nonsense, Republican-style straight-shooter. I’m guessing she won’t be impressed. Perhaps she will consult with Judge Wapner? A similar result is to be expected.

          • elysianfield December 23, 2020 at 11:16 am #

            “Judge Judy is a no-nonsense, Republican-style straight-shooter….”


        • FreddieMars December 22, 2020 at 7:51 pm #

          Cicchetti’s “Quadrillion to One” voter fraud claim debunked:


        • Night Owl December 23, 2020 at 7:22 am #

          And you come here now as Freddie, because you were banned as Majella.


      • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 10:29 pm #

        It is quite entertaining watching their projection. It’s 1984 level of self-delusion at this point.

        • FreddieMars December 23, 2020 at 3:02 am #

          That’s a good one, the self-delusion thing. Keep it up.

          • benr December 23, 2020 at 1:23 pm #

            I do hope you’re looking in the mirror as you post that Maj.

          • FreddieMars December 25, 2020 at 5:58 am #

            Haha. ‘Maj’, like it’s an insult. You’re a clueless surfer-dude in SoCal yet you try to rule this particular roost like you KNOW something.

  82. wm5135 December 22, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

    and how was it accomplished?

    Confirmation Bias

    and to all a Good Night

  83. messianicdruid December 22, 2020 at 6:09 pm #

    Well, it appears that Roman Catholics are going to have to decide whether to follow God or men.


    The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) said in a statement released on Monday that it was ethical for Roman Catholics to use coronavirus vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses.

    In the document approved by Pope Francis on 17 December, the doctrinal congregation said that all vaccinations recognized as clinically safe and effective can be used, “with the certain knowledge that the use of such vaccines does not constitute formal cooperation with the abortion.”

    The Catholic Church approves the use of vaccines produced with cell lines derived from two fetuses aborted in the 1960s, Vatican News said.

    “It is morally acceptable to receive Covid-19 vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses in their research and production process.”

    • Q. Shtik December 22, 2020 at 6:28 pm #


      It is not OK to murder someone unless you have to.

      • stelmosfire December 22, 2020 at 7:35 pm #

        Q, check the archives box at the top of this page. CFN archives go back to Dec 2008 but there is much good writing before that. Check out “Moonshot” dated July 2, 2008

      • elysianfield December 23, 2020 at 11:13 am #

        ” all vaccinations recognized as clinically safe and effective can be used, “with the certain knowledge that the use of such vaccines does not constitute formal cooperation with the abortion.””

        Yes, the qualified explanations allow. Let us now get back to how many angles can dance on the head of a pin….

        • elysianfield December 23, 2020 at 11:15 am #

          Well, we know there are 360 angles…but I suggest that a gazillion angels can get down and boogie on the pin…or boogaloo even….

          • elysianfield December 23, 2020 at 6:20 pm #

            Degrees of angle, of course, and 3600 seconds….

    • FreddieMars December 22, 2020 at 6:52 pm #


    • malthuss December 22, 2020 at 8:46 pm #

      One document says the cells are from one embryo-fetus from 1975.


    • KesaAnna December 22, 2020 at 8:52 pm #

      Grr , you want to get me started again ?

      I’ve always thought we set foot on the road to perdition when they started putting secular state flags in Churches.

      It was maybe bad enough when it was the flag of the HRE , or the King of France.

      But the flags of regimes in which there is not even one major official anointed by a Bishop ?

      And tell me Mr. Protestant , where did you expect all of that to end ?

      I’m reminded of the Swedish Martin Luther ; ( I forget the guys name. )

      Once a Catholic Bishop , he assisted the King of Sweden in breaking with Rome.

      But sometimes there is justice in the world.

      Less than ten years after helping the King of Sweden break with Rome , he had a disagreement with the King of Sweden and wouldn’t shut up.

      Finally the King of Sweden sent him his orders ;

      ( Loosely paraphrasing )

      ” What , do you think I broke with Rome so some Priest could tell me what is what ?

      Shut up and go away OR ELSE ! ”

      And that was the end of that Priests career.

      I gotta admit , the memory always makes me chuckle.

      Well , the Catholic Churches anti – abortion campaign has always annoyed me.

      Not because I endorse abortion , I don’t .

      But for the simple reason that they won’t call regimes that legalize abortion genocidal regimes.

      Maybe you would call that being tactful ? Maybe you would call that avoiding extreme language ?

      I call it talking wishy – washy , no one ultimately will take you seriously , so your pro – life marches are predictably a waste of time.

      You HAVE TO call them genocidal regimes , and you HAVE TO call the average voter / citizen a Nazi.

      You might lose even a catastrophic degree of popularity in the short term , but long term that’s your life boat , like it or not.

      • KesaAnna December 22, 2020 at 9:08 pm #

        Anyway , I’m not sure why the latest pronouncement of the Inquisition suddenly makes Catholics godless atheists ?

        Surely Protestants and Catholics alike must have noticed that ” Gott Mitt Uns ” or , ” In God We Trust ” was bullshit when Catholic Princes hired Protestant armies , and Protestant Princes hired Catholic armies , to fight the 30 years war ? Surely by then ?

        And in America , surely you noticed something was amiss when on Monday it was , ” God save the King ! ” and by Tuesday it was , ” Well , never mind a thousand years of anointed kings ! ”

        Or , when you turned from killing a few smallpox – riddled Animist Aborigines , to total war against your fellow citizens and fellow Christians in 1861 ?

      • Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 2:37 am #

        Huxley said that basically the new Order, that of Nations and modern Europe, arose with the Treaty of Westphalia. Religions were never again to have the same influence.

        What you say is similar to Edmund Burke who could not forgive England and the other Nations of Europe for accepting the murderous New Republic brought in by the French Revolution. They were scum to be isolated and treated with contempt until they could be overthrown. If you failed once, you kept trying until you succeeded.

        Nothing great is achieved without the god within (en-theos) or enthusiasm. Until it is achieved and the sceptics are silenced and the enemies conquered, it is called fanaticism.

  84. QAintel December 22, 2020 at 7:59 pm #

    Some fantastic posts and comments around this site Jim.

    I am glad I discovered your blog.

    Wishing you and all the members here a very merry Christmas!

  85. rocket8 December 22, 2020 at 8:40 pm #

    So I get the President can pardon . But the blackwater men? They killed children . That is a mistake.

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    • MaryV December 22, 2020 at 10:32 pm #

      Agree. Totally disgusted with that.

    • Mike Roberts December 23, 2020 at 4:59 am #

      Absolutely. Such a power should be used sparingly but now we see that Trump thinks he knows who was justly convicted and who wasn’t, regardless of the court case. He even says as much using phrases such as “the wrong[s] … inflicted” by the legal process.

      • rocket8 December 23, 2020 at 7:29 am #

        So how do the posters here square with these pardons . ?

        • benr December 23, 2020 at 10:38 am #

          Better question is why did he pardon Blackwater aka XE aka who knows what that outfit calls themselves now? Academi

          Is someone trying to curry favor or just get lower rates for services to be rendered in the near future?

          To answer your question I’m good with it 13 years for shooting people in a war.
          I see no difference in a combat situation of that sort since they used children all the time to carry bombs, scout and shoot at you.

          • mccobb December 23, 2020 at 12:20 pm #

            They were a convoy in a traffic circle. Gun trucks at the front and rear had 7.62 caliber guns. There had been an explosion near-by. More gun trucks arrived at the traffic circle. The last to arrive panicked. It opened fire on a white car driving toward them, driven a med student, and they kept firing because the car was still moving. Although the student’s head was blown off his foot was on the gas pedal. His mother, a doctor, was killed after the car caught on fire. The car following the white car had six people inside, a man, his sister, and four children. Only the man survived. You tell me, did those who died deserve to die, in a city traffic circle, in the middle of the day?

          • benr December 23, 2020 at 12:36 pm #


            Deserve has NOTHING to do with anything.

            That is the point.

            People die in wars period end of story.
            Young old and everything in between.
            This kinder gentler sort of war is a joke.
            Did they worry about kids when they fire bombed dresden?
            How about when they dropped nukes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
            Do the Sunnis give a shit when they bomb a Shiite mosque or vice versa?

          • Mike Roberts December 23, 2020 at 4:13 pm #

            It’s sad how crimes are justified apparently because others commit crimes, so it’s OK to commit crimes, even murder. It’s pathetic how some are willing to jettison all morals in order to continue supporting a deranged president. Hopefully, JHK will come to his senses in the new year.

        • Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 11:42 am #

          America was won by force and fraud, as Israel was – as was the Dakotas by the Sioux. The latter got their asses kicked by the Cree and were being forced out of the Northern Woods. They sent scouts out onto the Plains to suss out the situation. They presented themselves as lone refugees seeking food, warmth, and shelter. Easy to do since they were alone, hungry, cold and seeking shelter. The Tribes were mostly weak and the Scouts reported back and it was a Go.

          See how life works? We need hardened Patriots like the Blackwaters – or we’ll be speaking Mandarin Ebonics in a generation. One doesn’t expect Mary to understand these things, but you’re a man. You are expected to get it.

          • Q. Shtik December 23, 2020 at 2:15 pm #

            See how life works? – Yoha


            This is the “might makes right” argument which I agree with.

          • mccobb December 23, 2020 at 3:21 pm #

            If Marines were there instead of a bunch of trigger-happy contractors there wouldn’t have been a massacre.

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 23, 2020 at 11:26 pm #

          Well…….at this point we have established pretty firmly that almost NO Democrat of any serious national standing goes to jail anymore because they get a pass from the Leftwing media, corrupt judges, and our toothless Justice Department.

          Republicans, on the other hand, get the Gestapo treatment, with the knock on the door in the middle of the night by heavily armed SWAT teams. Once in custody, the railroading process begins. No expense is spared. No skullduggery and abuse of judicial process is too shameful to be employed to secure a conviction and a long sentence of incarceration.

          With our new dual justice system there is only one answer: If Democrat crooks go free, then Republican crooks (and railroaded non-crooks prosecuted for their political beliefs) must also go free. Trump is re-leveling the playing field by neutralizing these political prosecutions that are, quite frankly, poisonous to our republic.

          This nation will not endure for much longer if each side believes that the consequence of losing an election is that the winners will toss the losers and all of their supporters in prison. This has to stop. Pardons are a way to demonstrate the futility of criminalizing political disagreements. As such, I deem this a justified use of the presidential pardoning power.

      • Night Owl December 24, 2020 at 8:17 am #

        Trump has the fewest pardons of any US president in history.

        Between this and the Corona Con, you are really, really bad with numbers and stats.


    • elysianfield December 23, 2020 at 11:09 am #

      Wars kill children. All wars. Every war. Without fail.

      I would suggest that there are many other issues that you might invest your time and emotions upon…like babies born with crooked backs, for example.

      Crooked backs? God must have made a mistake. Shall we grant him a pardon? Will you be reviled if you do?

      • benr December 23, 2020 at 12:37 pm #


        • mccobb December 23, 2020 at 4:35 pm #

          Any soldier or Blackwater contractor who killed innocent civilians including four children would be toast, not hardened. He must have an unfathomable well of PTSD nightmares to deal with.

          You can rationalize war as hell as a way to give permission to cowardice, but war is won by acts of bravery. Work out the massacre’s consequences. New life is breathed into the insurgency, American lives are lost from acts of revenge, and Iraq wants Blackwater out of the country. This event was one more reason why we lost in Iraq, and all those brave soldiers died in vain.

          • elysianfield December 23, 2020 at 6:17 pm #

            mccobb ,
            Well, I am not a combat veteran, but I would give much credence to any Marine or doggy wearing a CIB who made comments on the incident. I would suggest that the fog of war provides many shades of gray. There might have been untoward considerations, skewed media, Political Correctness, etc. I have no qualms regarding the pardon.

            What you suggest regarding the political ramifications is correct. I never, however, suggested heroism or cowardice played a part in the incident.

            I would further suggest that I, and perhaps you yourself, do not know any more about combat than we do about fornication (thank you GSP).

            PS…I am not in any way impugning you…I am sure you are a great fornicator….

      • Mike Roberts December 23, 2020 at 7:50 pm #

        The murders didn’t happen during a war.

  86. malthuss December 22, 2020 at 8:46 pm #


    And I am a Polar Bare.
    Did you ever see a film, ‘The Full Monty?”

    How bare?

    • Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 8:50 pm #

      Dude, no. Just no.

      • malthuss December 23, 2020 at 10:23 am #

        then Know, know. know how to spell.

        • Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 11:36 am #

          You’re stranger than I am. That’s the big secret. Don’t worry, I won’t tell anybody.

          Your “Tell me everything you know about Satanic child abuse” first thing on a Monday morning remains my favorite all time post. Followed by Drop’s “I have presumed” after trying to get me kicked off for saying women sometimes orgasm during rape.

  87. Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 8:47 pm #


    Lee’s statue taken down and replace with one of a non-entity. The only thing she ever “did” was get oppressed, supposedly. Why not the murderous Nat Turner? He hated Whites and got some of them. That’s what this is all about, right?

    Washington or Jefferson next. What non-great, non-White, non-male Virginian will replace them?

    • Wizard of the Saddle December 22, 2020 at 10:58 pm #

      Disgraceful. Repulsive. Outrageous. Unbearable.

      The Old Dominion is under enemy occupation and a Second Reconstruction. Real Virginians whose ancestors stretch back to colonial days are appalled.

      This is the handiwork of Gov. “Coonman”…..who prostrated himself to the BLM crowd….pledging to give them everything they want, so long as they did not drive him from office when those embarrassing college yearbook photos surfaced. So now he systematically yields all that was once held sacred to the howling MOB to be desecrated.

      There is only ONE answer to give to tyranny of this sort, and it does not involve giving speeches, voting, or other impotent and ineffectual civil means that are easily ignored by the swamp dwellers.

      The hour is swiftly approaching when we will deal with such cretins directly, with some old school justice that has been out of fashion for many decades.

      Stock tip: Invest in companies that manufacture and sell stout ropes.

      • Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 12:46 am #

        One Commenter: Northam is unworthy to shovel Traveler’s manure.

        Hemp is big now. But we are forgetting its mechanical uses.

  88. tom tommy December 22, 2020 at 8:53 pm #

    Merry Christmas Jim. “Pitiless” another word from that Yeats poem. Have you been watching The Stand?

  89. ghost of freedom December 22, 2020 at 8:55 pm #

    Well Mr. Kunstler…

    I am a card carrying member of the “rowdy comment crowd”. But today I leave one and all with the words of MEN who had INFINITELY bigger balls and brains then ANY of us can ever imagine or hope to have. And the plain fact is WE THE PEOPLE have been living off their sacrifice and heroics for some 244 years. Well Sir, 244 years it’s taken for the “wheel” to turn all the way aroundm and we find ourselves facing the SAME kind of TYRANNY all over again. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU JIM. GOD SPEED.

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —

    That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    Declaration of Independence

  90. Yohannon December 22, 2020 at 9:20 pm #


    Look, I know people want to believe in masks. We want easy, simple answers. We did in 1918 too, and it didn’t work then. Influenza and Covid-19 are both viruses and both are of similar size. They both travel on things emitted from people; water vapor, basically. Water vapor is trivially divisible and soaks through material then evaporates off the other side, which of course takes the virus with it. Cochrane reviewed the science and said there was no evidence. The Danish Study showed they didn’t work. The US Marines attempted control with masks and hard quarantines at boot camp, which they can enforce, and that didn’t work either. If there’s one place that protocol can be enforced it’s a military boot camp. We’ve had mask orders since summer and yet the virus is raging equally in states with and without them. Our own CDC Director admitted he knows they don’t work because he himself put a time line on his “action” that he knew was five, ten or even fifteen times the required period if it was going to to work to see results.

    And of course we have the results — they haven’t worked anywhere they were used.

    So why do I say that your Governor and Mayor hate you? That Trump hates you? That Biden, Pelosi, McConnell hate you? That Birx, Fauci the entire TNDOH, CDC and others all hate you?

    Because they do. They don’t care if you die. In fact their “sadness” and clucking is all bull****; they’re all part of a medical monster that sucks up 20% of our GDP every single year and if you get sick or die they don’t care. Oh they say otherwise and clutch their pearls on TV for the cameras but they’re just as honest as that $5 virgin hooker on the corner.

    They’ve all known for months that we can shut this virus off in one week.

    The science is what it is. A pair of pills has an 80-100% effectiveness rate in preventing disease transmission. Two studies — one in Egypt and one in Argentina — demonstrate this. Both were highly statistically significant with “p” values of <0.0001. The latter is posted on the NIH's database and thus is known to all of these so-called "experts" and was reviewed by them for quality and accepted. It was prospective, not retrospective, and thus is an objective measure. It reported zero adverse events — that is, side effects of materiality.

    And it was also both 100% effective in preventing transmission of the virus and trivially replicated using nothing more than pills in the general population.

    Yet last night — not one word of this path forward.

    Doctors today still refuse to intervene if you allegedly are "diagnosed" with Covid-19. They will send you home to eat chicken soup until you choke. They're doing that right here in my county and killing people through intentional refusal to treat. This is identical to detecting lung cancer but refusing to operate until there's a basketball-sized tumor in your chest. It's well beyond malpractice and into the realm of intentional homicide.

    Yoho: It soaks THROUGH the mask, Alba. And then straight in! And the Government? Mommy doesn't care about you. And Daddy don't either. Big Bro and Sis? Copulating in the closet.

    They don't want you cured. They want you dead. You're using up resources while White.

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    • messianicdruid December 22, 2020 at 10:59 pm #

      But the masks are sure keeping influenza cases down.

      • rocket8 December 23, 2020 at 7:26 am #

        That’s just the ignorance of the no mask people. They just don’t add . 2 + 2 = 4

        • Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 11:25 am #

          So you’re a toothpaste from the middle kind of guy?

          • benr December 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm #

            Toothpaste doubt with that kind of breath he cares about oral health.

      • benr December 23, 2020 at 11:41 am #

        No the masks are not its the people distancing and washing their hands.

  91. Wizard of the Saddle December 22, 2020 at 11:16 pm #


    Merry Christmas, sir, and a hopefully better New Year to us all.

    Keep up the good fight. I know I speak for many here when I say we keep coming back every week for more than just your superb and always entertaining writing. We come back because you “get it” and you have dedicated your efforts to resisting the Wokester totalitarianism that threatens to destroy what is left of our once great country.

    Please keep up your labors in 2021. With voices being silenced everywhere it is more imperative than ever that you continue to speak out and tell the truths that the Hard Left wants to suppress.

  92. Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 12:42 am #

    Trump: 600 dollars to the American People is a disgrace. I’m amending the bill to make it 2000.

    Trump causing lots of trouble. I love it – and I could use the money. Pelosi is put on the spot big time since the howls of outrage have been very loud and from all directions. She has made a statement that she agrees!

    Tucker: huge amounts for border security in Jordan and other Mideastern Countries even as American border security is slated for the trash heap.

    Lindsay Graham is very concerned about woman’s rights in Pakistan. He doesn’t have a family and knows nothing about their culture. Our dying culture and corrupt political system has no right to preach to anyone about anything.

    Maybe this time Nancy’s “You have to pass the bill in order to know what’s in it” is coming back to bite her.

    • BackRowHeckler December 23, 2020 at 7:32 am #

      Yes, but what about transvestite studies in Pakistan, and schwag for comedy clubs in Manhattan? Would you give them short shrift, or spread the love around (and the cash)?

      Also, we need to save some dough for migrant caravans headed north to the US border even now. Jose Biden’s plan is to put them up in the Waldorf Astoria, and that ain’t cheap.


    • BackRowHeckler December 23, 2020 at 9:42 am #

      And yes, there will be Room Service with a culturally appropriate menu. A pool, salon, daycare for the little ones, personal concierge too, why not, nothing is too good for our honored guests.

      “President-elect Biden promises 100% change of direction from previous administration on the US Mexican border.” — CNN


      • malthuss December 23, 2020 at 10:22 am #

        “An Independent Committee of Medical Experts That Advises the CDC Told Them That Frontline Workers Should Receive the [COVID] Vaccine Before Seniors Because Seniors Were Overwhelmingly White.”

    • JohnAZ December 23, 2020 at 10:30 am #

      Perhaps this idiocy is aimed at trying to export the LBGTQ philosophy to Muslim nations. I do not understand that community’s need to convince the world that their way of life is the correct one.

      • JohnAZ December 23, 2020 at 10:32 am #

        Do you think that Buttigieg becoming ambassador to Iran could be the onset of Armageddon?

      • BackRowHeckler December 23, 2020 at 11:22 am #

        LBGQ account for about 3% of the population.

        They can’t reproduce.

        Trannys amount to .006%.

        They desperately need recruits, or else their numbers will dwindle to even less than what they are now.


        • benr December 23, 2020 at 12:12 pm #

          Wrong on one count.
          The department head where I work is a horrible man hating butch lesbian who swaggers down the hall like she has a big pair of nuts much like an old time cowboy would.
          Her and her lipstick lesbian partner have now had three kids via turkey baster.
          She carried one recently giving birth to one of the girls the other carried two using a friend as a sperm doner.
          Two of them were her eggs one was the other ladies.
          Two girls and one for lack of a better word boy.
          She brought two of the kids in before all this covid shit and the boy who is now around 7 was wearing a dress and had pink hair the girl had on a pants suit and a tie.
          I saw that and literally let out a guffaw and walked off.
          Needless to say it has not been rosy since that day.

          So gay people do and are having kids gay men have a surrogate or attempt to adopt.

          • Q. Shtik December 23, 2020 at 12:57 pm #

            I saw that and literally let out a guffaw and walked off. – benr


            A guffaw is a type of fart? Silent but deadly? The kind people do in a crowded elevator car?

          • benr December 23, 2020 at 1:02 pm #

            No a loud and boisterous laugh.
            A sort of you have to be kidding laugh with a serious eye roll for good measure.

          • Q. Shtik December 23, 2020 at 2:25 pm #

            Her and her lipstick lesbian partner – benr


            She and her……….. etc.

          • malthuss December 23, 2020 at 7:10 pm #

            child abuse. sick.

    • elysianfield December 23, 2020 at 11:25 am #

      Yes, $600…a pittance. Last stimulation, I bought a fine Dodge 1 ton dually Cummins diesel, 5 speed with a commercial hydraulic dump bed. I just purchased, yesterday, two Hardinge turret lathes…got ’em cheap, but the $600 will not begin to compensate for the $1100 I spent…I was counting on the Federal Government to make me “whole”…no merry Xmas for me….

      • Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 11:33 am #

        Who can forget the loneliness of the ball turret gunner? Many of them turned to drink after the war or even before that.

        • Soul Forensics December 23, 2020 at 5:15 pm #

          “From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State,
          And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
          Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,
          I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
          When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.”

          Randall Jarrell, The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner

          • Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 8:06 pm #

            Sad, but his spirit flew free, a human Johnathan Livingston Seagull.

  93. Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 1:04 am #

    Tucker had a segment about our public spaces – the reigning aesthetic for decades is called “Brutalism”. I always wondered why our buildings were so ugly. Not by chance or more expediency apparently. A group of nihilist architects are responsible and the people behind them who paid for and/or signed off on these monstrosities.

    More proof that the bad guys won the Great War. National Socialists and Fascists go in for Beauty on a grand scale. One can overdo all of course. Which is to say that there are other qualities that deserve expression; other Aspects of Divinity besides the Glory so loved by Us.

    Samuel Beckett fought in the French Underground. Afterwards he made light of it, calling cops and robbers type stuff. Yet of the more than a hundred people in his organization, less than a dozen (I believe) survived the war. He and his wife narrowly escaped capture and spent the rest of the war in rural seclusion. His self deprecation and his art are the antithesis of the Fascist way, yet they are not without beauty or value. He fought because, “The were hurting my friends and I didn’t like that”.

    What did he think of the hundreds of thousands of executions by the French Left after the outbreak of “peace”? Probably nothing. Probably no opinion. That was the Man. Yet a man of formidable intellect and I said, a man of action as well. As for his art? I can’t see much value in most of it besides a certain amusement at times. He was expressing (well perhaps) his own despair. You can’t make a culture out of that, though they have tried. You can make a culture of out the ideals of Fascism (Nationalism, MAGA) and National Socialism.

    He was Admirable, and expressed divine qualities through his personality, and his deeds. His art? Not so much, at least not what I have seen (plays) or read. Maybe there’s more to know.

    • Q. Shtik December 23, 2020 at 1:10 pm #

      You can make a culture of out the ideals of Fascism – Yoha


      There are two ways to fix this.

      1. Move ‘out’ to before ‘of’.


      2. Move ‘of’ to follow after ‘out.’

      • Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 5:05 pm #

        That’s all you got out of that? More fool you.

    • Dr_Wellington_Yueh December 23, 2020 at 3:02 pm #

      RE: ‘brutalism’ – think Vogons.

      • Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 5:06 pm #

        A million deaths are not enough for Yueh! – Lady Jessica

  94. Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 2:28 am #

    Hannity: Something in the Bill about determining a policy anent the succession of the Dalai Lama. No figure mentioned. Chinese influence? They are obsessed with this since Tibet is their colony. They tried to bring the current Dalai Lama to heel and he ended up fleeing.

    They set up a fake Panchen Lama and possibly others. Do they intend to do the same with this the main Lama, the political and spiritual ruler of the real Tibet?

    In any case, a fine day. The Idiots couldn’t wait until he was gone and gave Trump a huge stick to beat them over the head with – while looking as Presidential as hell.

    • JohnAZ December 23, 2020 at 10:16 am #


      If the secession happens and the Whites separate out from the minorities to form a new union, who is going to do all the commercials on TV, who is going to play all the sports, who is going to play jazz, or “sing” rap, who is going to revolt against the government, who is going to mule all the drugs?

      • malthuss December 23, 2020 at 7:13 pm #

        gosh. an all white nation would not be crime free.

        • Yohannon December 23, 2020 at 8:12 pm #

          Duh. It’s a matter of percentages.

  95. rocket8 December 23, 2020 at 7:53 am #

    Question, is Trump fomenting a coup ? A Hard coup? In a functional democracy it is against the law and any head of state that calls for it should be held and tried for treason. Why are both Republicans and Democrats ignoring?

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