Scott Pelley Commits Career Suicide

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Finally, you’re left with image of Scott Pelley sucking on his eyeglass frames as if he was trying to impersonate a character who might be called The Ole Sage TV Journalist, after neatly disgracing both himself and TV journalism more »

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Worms Turning

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page And so now along comes Andy McCabe, former Number Two at the FBI, publicizing his new book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, on this Sunday’s CBS 60-Minutes show, confirming what more »

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Mistaken Futures

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page And so the Democratic Party has gone and hoisted the flag of “socialism” on the mizzenmast of its foundering hulk as it sets sail for the edge of the world. Bad call by a ship without a captain, and more »

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Dreams Die Hard

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Somewhere between the fevered Zzzz’s of American Dreaming and the blinding shock of being “woke,” there is a recognition that an awful lot about contemporary life is not working and can’t go on. At the bottom of this discontent more »

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February 2019

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Behold the Burj al Babas, a $200 million ensemble of wannabe French castles in the Turkish town of Mudurnu, about 150 miles east of Istanbul. The castle-ettes are all empty. (No cassoulet for you!) The project, by a money-laundering outfit, called the Sarot Group pulled the plug on more »

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State of the Union

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page SOTU update — Wed.Feb 6 Apparently, the new class of Democratic congresswomen think that they’re back in junior high school, since they all decided to dress alike in austere white costumes that signified… what? That they just came over more »

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Enter, Stage Center

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Howard Schultz seemed like a nice enough fellow on CBS’s 60 Minutes show last week. The coffee maestro from the Brooklyn public housing projects is no Golden Golem of Greatness but, alas, he does happen to be a white more »

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Stone Cold Counter-Story

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Maybe twenty-nine FBI agents in tactical combat gear and a fleet of SUVs with K-Force LED lights flashing wasn’t enough to flush out the arch-villain Roger Stone from his South Florida hide-out. Ever consider that? He might have charged more »

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In the Deep Mid-Winter

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Ill winds sweep across the fruited plain in the cruel heart of winter. America can resolve nothing. The state-of-the-union is a kind of hysterical nausea, and the nation hunkers into its crib of toxic diverse identities waiting for history more »

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Coming Attractions

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page “Last night I had a dream. You were in it and I was in it with you….” — Randy Newman As in this age of Hollywood sequels and prequels, America prefers to recycle old ideas rather than entertain new more »

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Battle Royale

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Friday Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page The effrontery of Ms. Pelosi, Speaker of the House, in cancelling Mr. Trump’s State of the Union address in the chamber she controls is perhaps the worst insult to institutional protocol since the spring day in 1856 when Congressman more »

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KunstlerCast 312 — Yakking with John Michael Greer

Support this podcast by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page   John Michael Greer, an old friend of the podcast, blogs at his Ecosophia Website, and is the author of a score of books ranging from the social and political commentary of The Wealth of Nature and Not the Future We Ordered, to a large body of science more »

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Hunting for Golem

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Friday Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page As another president once remarked in a different context — LBJ speaking to a hanger full of grunts in Vietnam — “go on out there, boys, and nail that coonskin to the wall!” That was around the time the more »

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Swamp Thang

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Friday Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Chuck and Nancy coming onto the TV audience as “Mommy and Daddy” Tuesday night was a nice gag, putting the “nanny” into the Nanny State, which is getting more and more like the Tranny State — the Deep State more »

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A Farewell to “Bargain Shopping”

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Friday Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page “May God save the country for it is evident the people will not.” —Millard Fillmore, 13th POTUS, born this day, 1800 France has its Yellow Vests. Here in USA, we have a few poor shlubs hoisting the “Going Out more »

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And the Circus Came to Town

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Friday Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page It’s Nancy Pelosi’s smile that gets me…oh, and not in a good way. It’s a smile that is actually the opposite of what a smile is supposed to do: signal good will and good faith. Nancy’s smile is full more »

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January 2019

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Behold, the new San Diego Superior Court tombstone… er, light box… er, hydroponic grow station… er, Pez dispenser (remember them?)?  Nominator Joshua Hardgrove says: “It ironically consolidates San Diego County’s criminal trial, family, and civil courts into a 25-story monstrosity. Bringing all your problems into one central location, more »

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Forecast 2019: Ding Ding ! Margin Call USA

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Friday Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Welcome to the American hall of mirrors… and mind the broken glass all over the floor. That’s Nature’s way of saying the country has run out room to punk itself. 2018 was the consolidation of bad faith in everything more »

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Which Side Are You On?

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page You had to love the narrative that the financial media put over about the 1000-plus point zoom in the DJIA on Wednesday: that pension funds were “rebalancing” their portfolios. It dredged up the image of a drowning man at more »

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KunstlerCast 311 — Yakking with Bill Holter About Financial and Political Turmoil

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Especially at Christmas Time!   Bill Holter writes and is partnered with Jim Sinclair at the newly formed Holter/Sinclair collaboration. Prior, he wrote for Miles Franklin from 2012-15. Bill worked as a retail stockbroker for 23 years, including 12 as a branch manager at A.G. Edwards. He left more »

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Merry Christmas to All

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Especially at Christmas Time! And this solemn night a great stillness falls upon the land as the Leviathan of Washington is sent to its room to get its mind straight, and the USA gets on with collapse in earnest. more »

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A Fretful Holiday

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Especially at Christmas Time! Podcaster Sam Harris has put out a Tweet telling people to boycott Patreon. Well that’s easy for Sam to say (his family has gobs of Hollywood money) but for those of us who depend on more »

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Fatal Over-reach

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Especially at Christmas Time! Podcaster Sam Harris has put out a Tweet telling people to boycott Patreon. Well that’s easy for Sam to say (his family has gobs of Hollywood money) but for those of us who depend on more »

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Sleepwalkers Awoke!

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Andrew Sullivan called it “the Great Awokening” in a shrewd New York Magazine column this week. He refers, off course, to earlier episodes of American religious hysteria, namely the Great Awakening of the 1730s that featured the Rev. Jonathan more »

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Not So Fast

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page The media branch of “the Resistance” wet its pantsuits last Friday when Robert Mueller released sentencing memos on Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, the human keys to the dungeon they would like to toss Mr. Trump into. Over in more »

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