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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Op-Ed: Your Freedom Is Not More Important Than My Fear Of Your Freedom

 

“Freedom!” It’s a common cry of the far-right and other ignorant troglodytes. They think it trumps everything as if saying, “You’re taking away my freedom!” is the end to any argument.

But we live in a society. That means we have to think about each other and that your freedom isn’t the most important thing of all. And one thing your freedom does not trump is how I’m deathly afraid of your freedom.

Yes, all your freedoms are scaring me and causing me to have to cower inside the bathroom in my apartment. Your freedom to have firearms. Your freedom to operate motor vehicles (especially really loud ones). Your freedom to do whatever you want during a pandemic when I’m really sure you’re going to give me the COVID. Should I be constantly terrorized by the thought of people out there being free? No, that’s oppression, and the government needs to put a stop to it.

And don’t even get me started on the freedom of speech. Online is now a scary, scary place because I am so afraid that people are out there able to say any lie they want... or things that aren’t exactly lies but are misleading... or things that aren’t misleading but just don’t need to be said because it’s mean. Should you be able to say whatever you want when it’s causing severe psychological harm to me because I hate you so much and don’t like what you’re saying? Of course not.

Now, I am all for freedom, but fun freedoms like being whatever gender you want—or swearing at Ted Cruz on Twitter. But when freedom stops being fun—when it scares me—that’s when it stops being free. Because your freedom has imprisoned us by how scared we are that you can just do whatever you want. That’s why we need government agents dressed in black to do something to you in the middle of the night so the rest of us can sleep better.

Scandal As Newsom Campaign Produces Old Yearbook Photo Showing Larry Elder In Blackface

 

SACRAMENTO, CA—Larry Elder's campaign for governor of California was thrown into turmoil today after Gavin Newsom's anti-recall campaign produced never-before-seen yearbook photos showing Larry Elder wearing blackface.

"This is beyond the pale," said French Chef Pierre D’issoir, who is running Newsom's campaign. "Not only is Larry Elder totally a white supremacist, but we now have proof that he wore blackface as a young man in college! Absolument honteux!"

Newsom will be spending $12 million in predominately black areas of Southern California to remind black voters that Elder is a fake black person—and that pasty white millionaire, winery owner, and French cuisine connoisseur Gavin Newsom is a better choice for the black community than Larry Elder.

"Sometimes we need to spend millions of dollars to remind minorities what's best for them," said Newsom. "Right now, what's best for them is being locked in their homes and given forced vaccinations. Larry Elder will try to come in and offer to lower their taxes, give them jobs, and heal their communities, but the thing that really matters here is that he wore blackface."

The scandal deepened later that afternoon when Larry Elder made an appearance, still wearing blackface.

Here's What to Do if the FBI's 'Sedition Hunters' Show Up at Your Door

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Going with the Flow

 


Mark Steyn has a few pithy comments on the current state of the world.

Too enfeebled to conceal his boredom with the caskets of US servicemen dead because of him, he [Biden] glanced at his expensive watch, and still couldn't tell Americans what time it is.

and ...

It was a drone which took out an alleged "ISIS-K" plotter on Saturday. On Fox News, Johnny "Joey" Jones said his fellow veterans were almost uniformly cynical at how the same "intelligence community" that thought Kabul would fall in sixty-to-ninety days had somehow identified the unfortunate Mister Big and droned him in nothing flat. I'm inclined to agree, and feel a wee bit sorry for surely the unluckiest goatherd in Afghanistan: "Where are you going, Ahmed?" "O beloved, I am just taking the goat for a walk. I will be back in twenty minutes."

 and ...

It's the same all over the map, even unto the Five Eyes: Australia, New Zealand, Canada are all more Sino-craven than they were two decades ago. If you assume everyone is in the pay of Beijing, including key elements of the misnamed American government, the day's developments make perfect sense.

concluding ...

 Most Americans have little appetite for the tedious chores of global hegemon; they're already shrugging off Afghanistan for the exciting victories closer to home: Harvard's new "chaplain" is an atheist; DC's most elite private schools have decided that "physics classes will include discussions of social justice such as kneeling during the national anthem"; in California, high-schoolers now place their hands on their hearts before the LGBTQWERTY flag and teacher Kristin Pitzen declares, "I pledge allegiance to the queers." There is nothing progressive or edgy or groovy about these weary provocations: American education is merely another dead thing, inert and decayed and drifting with the stream. The contempt in which it held by Xi and Macron alike is entirely deserved.

Out there, in towns you've never heard of, among people you've never heard of, there is still life in America, but to survive they will have to give up reflex veneration for institutions that despise them. The urgent objective is to throw off this awful diseased albatross of a self-enriching know-nothing Sino-suck-up elite whose chosen frontman's decrepitude was designed to teach voters that electoral politics is entirely irrelevant as a mechanism of change. Any meaningful course correction will not come from McConnell and McCarthy: You have to shift the direction, and the dead thing of Conservatism Inc will drift along with the flow.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Own Your Failure Biden Voters

 

I will admit my own relatively minor failure: I voted for invertebrate-con Mitt Romney in 2012 and have spent the last nine years regretting it, but now I look at the saps who checked the box for that crusty old pervert who’s busy flushing our country down the crapper and I feel really bad for them. Well, at least for those Biden voters who weren’t dead when they cast their ballots.  

They thought that mean tweets and dating Playboy models was so outrageously awful that they needed to exchange him for a half-wit plagiarist with busy hands and a slothful mind. He was no prize before he put the “d” in “dementia.” Prior to allegedly being elected president, this dork was, as Democrat Robert Gates famously put it, “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades." The same genius who thought capping Bin Ladin was a bad idea also thought ditching Bagram was a good one. Well, at least he’s consistent.

Look around, at the $5 gas and the hobos pooping in our parks, at the constantly shifting vaccine/mask goalposts and the cat ladies/public school teachers determined to inject Ibram X. Kendian race hustling into your kids’ cerebellums. Look at the flag-draped caskets coming off the planes at Dover.

You did that, non-dead Biden voters. 

You....

Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller

 


Biden’s Vortex Is Likely To Sink Us All

 The thing you need to understand about Joe Biden isn’t that he’s a moron, or that he’s a moron with senile dementia.

You already understand that. If you don’t, you might also be a moron.

Joe Biden has been a moron throughout his career in politics. He’s been a glib moron, but a moron nonetheless. He’s had the ability to articulate someone else’s words in order to present a facade of intelligence, and in American Democrat politics that will actually get someone quite far. Particularly when that someone is willing to do things others are not.

But what you need to understand about Joe Biden is that his lack of intelligence obscures his low character.

Joe Biden is an utterly dishonest man. He’s an unpatriotic, greedy, vain, venal, and vicious individual who has left a trail of destruction behind every step he’s taken.

And so when you view the carnage and national dishonor Joe Biden is responsible for in Afghanistan, understand that it isn’t just incompetence which is driving this derailed train.

It’s utter and complete bad faith as well.

CIA Warns Radical Extremists Currently Hold Weekly Meetings In Terror Cells Across Country

 

U.S.—The CIA has issued a terror alert warning as radical extremists are reportedly holding their weekly meetings in their underground meeting locations across the country this very moment. 

According to the government intelligence agency, the extremists gather, chant together in unison, and then hear a speaker who radicalizes them to live normal, productive lives, take responsibility for their own actions, and love one another. The bizarre cult then sprinkles water on babies (though some splinter groups dunk), and even eats flesh and drinks blood. There are also stale donuts and bad coffee.

"Despite our best efforts to dismantle these organizations, they are still meeting every Sunday," said CIA officer Grant Woodley. "This could undermine all the work we're trying to do to establish a more inclusive, woke new world order. We would just go in and take them down, but there's a loophole in the First Amendment that apparently stops us. We're working on getting that changed, though."

"The best thing you can do is alert us if you see a van with a happy, healthy nuclear family pulling up to a building that has a 'T' on it -- the 'T' is for 'terrorist,' we think -- so we can look into it further. If you see something, say something."

Biden Drone Strikes White House After Vowing To Kill Those Reponsible For American Military Deaths In Kabul

 

WASHINGTON, D.C—President Joe Biden has finally stepped up delivering harsh remarks regarding those responsible for the deaths of our troops in Kabul. The President has authorized deadly force to deal with all who caused this tragedy.  

“We will not rest until those responsible for this senseless, avoidable crisis in Kabul have been removed from this Earth,” said a forceful Biden. “We will unleash everything within our military’s arsenal to stop those who allowed this to happen!”

Unbeknownst to Biden at that very moment, a US military drone was activated and given the White House as its target. Before Biden could finish his speech he was pulled away urgently and briefed on what he’d just done. 

“Aw c’mon man! I said kill the terrorists. Not us! What’s the deal, man?” said Biden. 

“I’m sorry sir, but unfortunately you said to kill those responsible, Mr. President,” said General Milley. “The drones are quite literal, sir. There’s nothing we can do.”

At publishing time, Biden had tried to give the drones new orders to kill those who wish to harm our country, but the drone’s path remained unaltered. 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Multi-million dollar "advances" to politicians are payoffs; exactly like handing him cash in a brown paper bag.

 

From Ace:

People expect that a J.K. Rowling book will produce at least $5 million in royalties, so you give her a $5 million advance on those royalties. You're giving her a payment on her royalties in advance of actually seeing those sales.

But you do expect them.

You don't pay her fresh royalties until the royalties she generates exceeds the initial advance on royalties you paid her.

When she makes $5 million and one hundred dollars, you send her a fresh check for one hundred dollars.

When these major media conglomerates, all left-leaning and most with business before the government, give millions to Hillary Clinton and Hunter Biden and Andrew Cuomo, there is no one at that company that expects the books will ever make that much in royalties.

They're just payoffs. Or disguised political donations.

It's not an "advance" if you cannot show a plausible stream of sales which will meet or exceed that "advance."

The publishers are making multi-million dollar political contributions to Leftists and the politicians receiving those advances are accepting bribes.  This is outright political corruption and should be illegal.

No "advances" for serving politicians, declared politicians who are running, or any politician ten years after his term of service ends. They can just take their royalty checks as royalties actually accrue. 

The New Republic: Why Would Anyone Pay Andrew Cuomo $4 Million for a Book? Books by politicians sell badly and are quickly forgotten, yet the publishing industry spends shovelfuls of cash on them.

 Seven years ago, on the eve of being elected to a second term as governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo completed a rite of passage familiar to all presidential aspirants: He published a memoir, All Things Possible. It is overlong at more than 550 pages, cliché-ridden, and hopelessly dull, which is to say a standard-issue political tome. Cuomo was paid a more than $700,000 advance by HarperCollins, and the book had an announced initial print run of 200,000. But five months after it was published, it had sold just over 3,000 copies in hardcover and 13 audiobooks. Even by the dismal standards of the subgenre of books by politicians, this was a flop—based on a conservative estimate of the governor’s advance, Cuomo earned about $200 for every hardcover sold. 

For most authors, a sales track record like this would be the kiss of death. Disastrous debuts are rarely rewarded with lucrative follow-up book deals.  But despite the abysmal failure of All Things Possible, Cuomo published a follow-up, American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Pandemic last fall. According to The New York Times, the bidding process for that book “ended with a high offer of more than $4 million,” a figure in line with earlier reporting suggesting that Cuomo had been paid an advance in the low-to-mid seven figures. 

 But the author pretends ignorance of the obvious:  everyone knows that this was a bribe by a corporation that wanted to give money to a politician they support.  So they gave him a big check, evading the law against political contributions disguised as an "advance," knowing that they would never recover the bribe in royalties.  

Performance Art with No Performers

 

Mark Stey skewers the posers in Washinton as no one can.  Some excerpts:

Until January 6th, the highlight of Michael Byrd's "law-enforcement" career was leaving his loaded Glock in a congressional men's room and paying no price. He "serves" with the grotesquely misnamed "Capitol Police", which is not a police department but a praetorian guard - a personal security team for the praetors of Congress. Lieutenant Byrd shot and killed Ashli Babbitt, a 5'2" unarmed woman, because "she was posing a threat to the US House of Representatives".

All that has been known for months by anyone who wanted to know. The only real news in NBC's Byrd exclusive was the level of his self-congratulation:

I believe I showed the utmost courage on January 6.

.....

 America is a land that tends to the utmost in all things. At the end of the nineteenth century, Bernard Shaw popularized the term "chocolate soldier" - the dashing hussar who is useless in battle but looks good in a uniform. We have the tutti-frutti generals: Thoroughly Modern Milley and his chums, whose diversity ribbons from shoulder to scrotum advertise their own utmostness even as they explain why everything going wrong merely demonstrates how everything is going right.

The tutti-frutti generals report to the ice-cream commander-in-chief melting all over the lectern every afternoon. 

.....

Until the "fortified" US election of 2020, it was one of the most reliable political axioms that something beats nothing. But, doing Soviet decay on an American budget, whoever's running the Democrats spent two years and a bazillion dollars installing their particular nothing. At the end of Biden's presser, when he slumped over the microphone during Peter Doocy's question, I almost felt for poor ol' Joe: Is there no DC shyster willing to take him on as a wizened Britney and sue Dr Jill for being an abusive conservatrix? 

......

Incidentally, had you heard any of these networks mention "Isis-K" until this week? Now it's the Delta Variant of jihad, and every correspondent is an instant expert on the implacable hostility between the K variant and the Talibs.

.....

Christmas has come early for Washington's enemies. Literally. Kackling Kamala Harris was dispatched to Singapore to assure our allies that the hyperpower was not a complete laughingstock. Instead, she told her hosts that it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas is as kaput as the Karzai International gift shop:

'If you want to have Christmas toys for your children, it might now be might be the time to start buying them, because the delay may be many, many months,' she said.

Oh, my. Why would that be?

She blamed global warming; I'm not kidding!

someone needs to say it to Kamala and Joe and Nancy and Thoroughly Modern Milley, Tailspin Taylor, Darth Plexi-Visor and all the rest. America has ceded global dominance to dark forces that nevertheless have an existential advantage: they are real, and animated by reality; we are utterly, contemptibly fake, warning of rising sea levels at Santa's Grotto as halfwit goatherds blow us to kingdom come.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Taliban Buys Hunter Biden Painting For Presidential Palace

 

Excerpt:

 

After a quick internet search of "paintings perfect for terrorists who want an in with the US president" the Taliban assistant in charge of buying things like paintings, influence, and good press, discovered the paintings by the famous painter Hunter Biden.  

“His art is not beautiful, just like shot-up buildings and holes in the earth from explosions are not beautiful. It’s perfect for us,” stated Taliban decorator Evanah Kaboomahalalah. "We were very surprised to find the artist behind the painting we fell in love with was the son of the US president Joe Biden. We thought he was just a degenerate loser, but actually, he has been quite good at bringing in lots of money and at painting.”

The Taliban offered to pay $1,000,000 for the painting and also requested that Mr. Hunter Biden deliver it himself as a gesture of goodwill between the two countries.  

At publishing time, Mr. Biden had agreed to give the Taliban the painting in exchange for safe passage back to the airport so he wouldn’t be stranded in Afghanistan like all the other Americans.  

REMEMBER THIS: "More than 200 retired generals, admirals endorse Biden, including some who served under Trump"

 WASHINGTON — More than 200 retired generals and admirals endorsed Joe Biden for president in a letter published Thursday, saying he had the character and judgment to serve as commander-in-chief instead of President Donald Trump, who has failed "to meet challenges large or small."

Some of the officers who signed the letter supporting Biden had retired only in the past few years, including Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, who served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Trump before he retired in August 2019; Vice Adm. Gardner Howe, a Navy SEAL leader who also retired last year; and retired Adm. Paul Zukunft, who oversaw the Coast Guard until 2018.

This is how they described Joe Biden: 

"We believe that Joe Biden is, above all, a good man with a strong sense of right and wrong. He is guided by the principles that have long made America great: democracy is a hard-won right we must defend and support at home and abroad; America’s power and influence stem as much from her moral authority as it does from her economic and military power; America’s free press is invaluable, not an enemy of the people; those who sacrifice or give their lives in service of our nation deserve our respect and eternal gratitude; and America’s citizens benefit most when the United States engages with the world. Joe Biden will always put the nation’s needs before his own."

"We believe America’s president must be honest, and we find Joe Biden’s honesty and integrity indisputable. He believes a nation’s word is her bond. He believes we must stand by the allies who have stood by us. He remembers how America’s NATO allies rushed to her side after 9/11; how the Kurds fought by our side to defeat ISIS; and how Japan and South Korea have been steadfast partners in countering North Korean and Chinese provocations. Joe Biden would never sell out our allies to placate despots or because he dislikes an allied leader."

"While some of us may have different opinions on particular policy matters, we trust Joe Biden’s positions are rooted in sound judgment, thorough understanding, and fundamental values."

"We know Joe Biden has the experience and wisdom necessary to navigate America through a painful time. He has grappled with America’s most difficult foreign policy challenges for decades, learning what works – and what does not – in a dangerous world. He is knowledgeable, but he also knows that listening to diverse and dissenting views is essential, particularly when making tough decisions concerning our national security. Many of us have briefed Joe Biden on matters of national security, and we know he demands a thorough understanding of any issue before making a decision – as any American president should."

"Finally, Joe Biden believes in personal responsibility. Over his long career, he has learned hard lessons and grown as a leader who can take positive action to unite and heal our country. It is unthinkable that he would ever utter the phrase 'I don’t take responsibility at all.'"

The letter and the list of signers has been deleted from the internet.  The "brave warriors" who led our military and the nation; who made up the uniformed part of the Ruling Class were able to put their names to this crap in September 2020, just in time for the election.  Who knows how many people they persuaded to put this brain dead vegetable into office.  Now they have retreated into obscurity.  But we will not forget.

Who are these asshats?  Here are a few:

William Webster, the former director of the CIA and the FBI

Former Defense secretaries: William Perry, William Cohen, Chuck Hagel, Leon Panetta and Ash Carter.

Retired Adm. Steve Abbot, Commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet and commander of Naval Striking and Support Forces in Southern Europe, and he later became Bush's acting homeland security adviser. 

Retired Navy Vice Adm. Gardner Howe

 Adm. Paul Zukunft

We will name others.





"I'm Losing Housekeepers Left and Right ..."

 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Woke Journalists Compare Antifa Riots to D-Day Landings

Mara Liasson compares Antifa to American troops storming Normandy where huge numbers of them were killed.. Comment by Matt Taibbi:
In the relevant sequence, an Antifa-affiliated protester called Staab a kutta (a Hindi word meaning, “dog,” apparently) and “slut.” Then the masked protester demanded that press “get the fuck out” and stop filming, pointing in Staab’s face and making the following bizarre comment about a story we ran in July called “Colombia in Chaos”:
You fucking endanger people by flying to fucking Colombia and endangering everyone by opening them up to Covid!
Beyond the total incoherence of that comment generally, calling a woman a name like “slut” obviously flies in the face of what antifascist protesters generally claim to be their beliefs about things like misogyny. In any case, Staab then approached the protesters without her cameras out to try to talk things through, at which point they tossed paint at her, maced her, and threw her to the ground. Eventually, they also smashed both her iPhone and the lens for her digital camera. “Out!” they screamed. “How many fucking times do we have to tell you?”

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Can America Survive the Biden Administration?

 

The question that many Americans are now asking themselves is whether the United States can survive another three and a half years of a Democrat administration. Under its stewardship, a short period of merely a few months has seen the country sink into a morass of increasing social dissension, mounting debt, growing unemployment, the dismantling of central industries, gross mismanagement across the board, military embarrassment, policy failure, and international humiliation. 

The nation is ruled by a president who seems to be in the terminal stages of galloping dementia. His potential replacement resembles a cackling witch with the intelligence of a feral child. The Senate majority leader is by all reasonable accounts a candidate for intensive psychotherapy. What unites these three presumptive authorities is a triple condition consisting of (a) contempt for the country they were elected or appointed to serve; (b) an intelligence quotient at the low end of the bell curve; and (c) an insatiable lust for the spoils of financial jobbery and unmitigated power.


And it gets worse.  Read the whole thing.

EVERYTHING IS GOING SWIMMINGLY: Biden asks for ‘contingency plans’ to extend Afghanistan withdrawal in stunning reversal.

 I believe the taliban told him to go. But hey, I thought he had this…

All the makings of a perfect flaming shit storm.

This just officially stopped being the Afghan War and became the Joe Biden War.

Everyone owned a piece of the Afghan War. This one’s all his. His and whoever gets stuck in it.

Epic folly unfolding before our eyes. It didn’t have to be like this.

Advanced petard hoistment. Closing the barn door a day late and a dollar short. They all work. Way to go, Joe.

And it will all be at other people’s expense.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Blue surgical face masks are only 10% effective in preventing COVID infection, new study finds

 

No mask
Surgical mask

N95 mask


Noted in Passing: Civility in American Political Discussions Restored

 



THE LAW IS NOT A MORAL COMPASS

 


Acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captures 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse.

For those of you who are too young, the Gestapo (Secret State Police) were the German version of the FBI. 

Visit to Realville

 



Capitol Police: Ashli Babbitt Shooting Was Lawful - So Was Anne Frank's Killing

The Responsibility is Yours

 


Biden's a victim of Alzheimer's.  What's going on now, for little girls being kidnapped as sex slaves, for people being tortured in Afghanistan, for Americans trapped there with no way out, for inflation destroying the lives of old and poor people, for our energy dependency on the Muslim oil-producing states and Russia, for skyrocketing murders in inner cities devoid of police, for COVID’s (and crime’s, especially sex crime’s) spread through America cities as the illegal aliens pouring in from across the world are joined by Afghans.  THAT'S ON YOU!

Dear Democrats, I Hold You Personally Responsible

 


Every person who voted for Biden is culpable and we need to rub their noses into it — hard and often. I continue to believe that massive fraud got Biden into the White House, but he also got a whole lot of votes. These people, who insist that the election was honest, should be told that they are personally responsible for little girls being kidnapped as sex slaves, for people being tortured in Afghanistan, for Americans trapped there with no way out, for inflation destroying the lives of old and poor people, for our energy dependency on the Muslim oil-producing states and Russia, for skyrocketing murders in inner cities devoid of police, for COVID’s (and crime’s, especially sex crime’s) spread through America cities as the illegal aliens pouring in from across the world are joined by Afghans....

We had a president who gave us peace, prosperity, and safety — a safety he spread around the world with his aggressive efforts to protect America and Israel. We also had a president who understood how you do a drawdown: First, you notify your allies. Second, you evacuate your own people. Third, you clean out incriminating information. Fourth, you see about getting to safety those who worked with you. Fifth, you get all weapons, vehicles, airplanes, and other military supplies out. And sixth and last, you get your troops out.

That’s how you do it — but these mindless, stupid, propagandized, indoctrinated fools blew it all up, not just the retreat but everything. If they’re open to reason, reason with them. But if they’re leftist drones, be as ugly to them as they’ve been to us. It’s game theory — we need to beat them at their own game by playing harder and rougher. Otherwise, they’ll never stop.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Masks Don’t Work: A Review of Science Relevant to COVID-19 Social Policy

 There have been extensive randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies, and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies, which all show that masks and respirators do not work to prevent respiratory influenza-like illnesses, or respiratory illnesses believed to be transmitted by droplets and aerosol particles.

8 Other Things You Can Do Rather Than Mask Mandates If You Hate Children

 

Lots of people hate children and want them to suffer. The popular way to do that now is to make kids wear masks all the time despite the minimal risk from COVID-19 to children. But here are some other things to try out if you really hate children.

  • Replace the chocolate chips in cookies with raisins. Haha! Take that, kids! You’re expecting chocolate, but instead, you get the desiccated corpse of a grape.

  • Clowns. Nothing scares kids more than clowns and their dead, white faces and blood-red mouths. You can pretend you’re trying to entertain the kids when really you’re just giving them years of therapy.

  • Have one of the Paw Patrol dogs put down. Hard facts of life, kids; this is what happens to dogs in the real world. And they also don’t like it if you dress them in police outfits.

  • Enforce strict commercial regulations on lemonade stands. Oh, you think there’s a kid exception to the law? Officer, I see some health code violations, and you'd better bring some kid-sized batons.

  • Send them to public school. Don’t worry, kids; it will be great. You have the teachers' union making sure you get the least amount of education for the most amount of money. 

  • Tell them that doomsday scenarios from climate change are now unstoppable. That’s just a scientific fact, kids; you have no future. Give up now.

  • Trap them in your gingerbread house. If they didn’t want to be trapped in a cage and eventually cooked in an oven, they shouldn’t have nibbled on my house.

There, that should show those stupid kids. I’d love to see the misery on their little faces, but we shouldn’t be able to, because they should also be wearing masks.

The moral of Caesar

 

Roger Kimball:

“No country was ever saved by good men,” Horace Walpole once observed, “because good men will not go to the length that may be necessary.”...

People are beginning to wonder:

In his Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents, Edmund Burke, writing about the court of George III, noted with pointed understatement that “It was soon discovered that the forms of a free, and the ends of an arbitrary Government, were things not altogether incompatible.” It is a phenomenon that we conjure with to this day. We have elections. We have institutions whose prerogatives are supposedly limited by law. But to what extent does the American Republic circa 2015 live up to the ideals of limited government envisioned by the Founders?

Things will definitely not stay the same.  

The events that Barry Strauss chronicles took place more than two thousand years ago. But their significance continues to resonate, if only we have ears to listen. Toward the end of The Death of Caesar, Strauss quotes my favorite line from Lampedusa’s great novel The Leopard: “If we want things to stay the same, a lot of things are going to have to change.” The Roman Republic had to change if it was going to endure. That insight escaped the wit of the conspirators and their allies. A look at the world today suggests that this is a paradox we neglect at our peril.

Meltdown of a Superpower

 

It is not just that General Milley and the Joint Buffoons of Staff cannot plan; they cannot execute. Compare the 2,500 Americans evacuated from Kabul over this last week to the 7,000 Americans and allies choppered out of Saigon in just nineteen hours. Can Milley do anything in nineteen hours other than call his tailor and order up his next row of ribbonry?

The Taliban know an American humiliation when they see one, and for the moment they're content to let Austin and Milley and the rest of Washington's worthless elite dig deeper. Aside from that, the mullahs are waggish enough to tease western media with hints of a "broad-based government", although we all know that in the end the broad-based government won't be based on broads. Other than that, the Sharia crowd confine any direct engagement with the Great Loser Satan to social media trolling, such as recreating (in American uniforms left at Bagram or elsewhere) Iwo Jima with the Taliban flag (top right).

Funnier than Colbert and Fallon and the other court eunuchs, but who isn't? And once again you get the feeling that these guys know us rather better than all the Ivy League tosspots of the world's most ludicrous "elite" know them. On the subject of which, see the Tweeted video of the brother of Afghanistan's president (the guy who fled with 169 mil in American tax dollars) joining the Taliban.

Enjoy it while you can: the big beards are not going to audition for Comedy Central indefinitely. Having won a spectacular victory, the beneficiaries of two decades of American "nation-building" will at some point want their international airport back.

This is a human tragedy for those desperate to flee Afghanistan. But, as I've said repeatedly, for everyone else this is a story about America. We like to think of our site as a big-picture pad, so what would that be in this scenario? Well, the big picture is that, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the United States blew its unipolar moment and has chosen to surrender the world, after half-a-millennium, to post-western dominance. Whatever the truth of Biden's charge that the money-no-object Afghan National Army went over to the other side, there is no question that key elements of American national power have gone over to China's side: the Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood, the NBA, not to mention the Wuhan Institute of Virology's protectors at the CDC and NIH; oh, and the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, at least two of whom have checked out with respect to anything to do with China...


Read the whole thing 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

The upside of defeat in Afghanistan

 

Right now the nation is facing its second defeat in the last 50 years.  First, we were defeated in Viet Nam.  Now we are defeated in Afghanistan.  Tens of thousands of our citizens are trapped behind enemy lines.  The country is reeling from this disaster.  

But there's the upside.  This is a defeat, a disaster so blatant, so avoidable, so close to everyone in the country that it can't be covered up.  We're watching it live on TV.  Keep in mind that this disaster was brought to you by the same people who thought that this was a smart idea.  White House intern skipping around the office.

And that means it's an opportunity to change the direction of the country.

Conservatives - and I am persuaded that includes most of the people in this country - know in their bones that the country was headed in the wrong direction.  This country was rapidly being consumed by the Left.  The Left was triumphant everywhere you looked: culture, academia, government, law, medicine, churches, and especially the media were steering the country in the direction they wanted it to go.  And those who objected were canceled, destroyed, even imprisoned.  

Now suddenly, in the space of a few days, the Left crashed.  The political leaders of the Left: Biden, Loyd Austin, General Milley, Kamela Harris, Anthony Blinken the rest of the Biden administration, have crashed.  

The Afghanistan debacle was not the fault of the men who fought there, but the leaders who failed, and lied.  They failed and lied so spectacularly that even its handmaidens in the press are unable to spin their way out of this.   

Roger Kimball writes: 

The Rotten Edifice Revealed

In Afghanistan, the technocratic legitimacy of our administrative masters is being exploded.

 The problem is, of course, the wondrous world of instant communications. We have all seen these videos of the Taliban manhandling the crowds outside the gates of the airport, not to mention the scads of anxious reports from people trapped in their homes, awaiting a knock on the door from the Taliban, and news reports of the condemnation of the Biden Administration by the British Parliament. And there is the now-iconic image of that gigantic military transport plane lumbering down the runway in Kabul, surrounded by hundreds, maybe thousands, of Afghans, some of whom clung to the landing gear only to fall from the plane after it took off. 

Afghanistan is becoming the largest hostage crisis in our history, making Jimmy Carter's hostage crisis in Iran disappear into irrelevance.  Where are we headed?   We are in for a reckoning.

For that we have the bumbling, mentally incontinent Joe Biden to thank, he and his clown car of self-absorbed spiritually adipose bureaucrats who prance about in a cloud of self-importance, shedding disaster like dandruff. 

But they're simply the end result of a nation that has killed tens of millions of its children in the womb, where actual educational institutions charge obscene sums to teach children to hate their parents, their religion, their country, and people with different skin colors.  Where inept government officials perform medical experiments on an entire world while lying that it's about science.


There is a God and he punishes sin.  And there has been a lot of sinning.  The Israel of the Bible learned this lesson numerous times.  But he forgives those who repent.  


Running for the title of Biggest Loser

 


Saturday, August 21, 2021

January 6th, America's Reichstag Fire

 Connecting the dots.



On January 6th 2021, hundred of thousands of President Trump's supporters came to Washington DC to protest what they believe to be a stolen election.

Hundreds drifted over to the Capitol to protest.  Many were “tourists” who sauntered in after barriers were removed and police let them in, taking "selfies" and carrying flags.  A smaller number engaged in riotous acts, fighting police and breaking doors and windows. 

The Capital was cleared after several hours and the Senate confirmed the election.

Press and other members of the Democrat Party called what happened at the Capitol it an insurrection.

Half the country now views January 6th as a plot to overthrow the government.

The FBI arrested over 500 people for entering the Capital on January 6th.  Most have been held in jail without bail.

Three "Militias": Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys, and the Three Percenters were labeled responsible for planning and executing the Capitol attack.

FBI claims that they were unaware of an attempt by Militias to break into the Capital.  They claimed to be totally unprepared and that's the reason that more police or military support to protect the Capitol was denied.  

Revolver News publishes a series of articles that makes this highly unlikely.

There is a great similarity between the Michigan “Plot to Kidnap Governor Whitmer” and the riot on January 6th.  

The Michigan plot was aided and abetted by FBI informants who infiltrated the militia groups – often in leadership positions - even before this plot was hatched.  It now appears that the plot was largely hatched by the FBI.

Revolver News uses DOJ transcripts and indictments to show that many of the leaders of the so-called “insurrection” – those who directed, organized, and paid for many of the activities were not indicted and their identities were hidden. They escaped arrest and imprisonment even though they were more guilty – and had much more to do with plotting violence - as those who were arrested, indicted and imprisoned. 

June 14, 2021: Revolver News states that

If it turns out that an extraordinary percentage of the members of these groups involved in planning and executing the Capitol Siege were federal informants or undercover operatives, the implications would be nothing short of staggering. This would be far worse than the already bad situation of the government knowing about the possibility of violence and doing nothing. Instead, this would imply that elements of the federal government were active instigators in the most egregious and spectacular aspects of 1/6, amounting to a monumental entrapment scheme used as a pretext to imprison otherwise harmless protestors at the Capitol — and in a much larger sense used to frame the entire MAGA movement as potential domestic terrorists.

 

On August 20: Reuters reports  FBI finds scant evidence U.S. Capitol attack was coordinated.

Why did the FBI suddenly change its position?  Rather than take this a win, Conservatives need to press for the full exposure of the role of the FBI in this plot to smear Trump supporters.   To expose the frame of the MAGA movement.   

 

The riot on January 6th is beginning to resemble the Reichstag Fire which was used by the Nazis to install a dictatorship.   In a similar way, the Left has used January 6th as a way of smearing anyone who supports Donald Trump.  Nancy Pelosi is using it to pass legislation that will install the Democrats in power by changing the election laws.  

Every American Life Saved After Chick-Fil-A Takes Over Kabul Airport Evacuation

 

KABUL—After the government spectacularly botched the evacuation of Afghanistan, Chick-fil-A scrambled to the rescue and was quickly put in charge of the operation. Within a few hours, every single American at the Kabul airport was comfortably seated on a commercial airliner and munching away at a delicious Chick-fil-A sandwich and sipping on a sweet tea.

Chick-fil-A employees took over operating the air traffic control tower, managing the crowd of people, flying the jets, and, of course, serving delicious Chick-fil-A food to everyone gathered at the airport.

"Oh, it's my pleasure," said one Chick-fil-A employee as he happily welcomed several hundred Americans on board an official Chick-fil-A airliner. "Welcome aboard! Will you be having the spicy chicken or the original today? And can I interest you in a frozen lemonade?"

While citizens and refugees who were evacuated by the U.S. government were forced to huddle together in massive cargo jets, Chick-fil-A's jets had first-class seating throughout, and yet somehow still miraculously held hundreds of people on each flight. The friendly employees tended to every need of the previously stranded Americans throughout the flights, offering complimentary food, beverages, back rubs, and trauma counseling to the people callously abandoned by the Biden administration.

Each jet also had a fun play area for the kids, and soothing Christian muzak was pumped into the cabin to the delight of all.

At publishing time, sources had further confirmed that all the Muslims at the airport had been led to Christ by the Chick-fil-A employees.


Let's face it, the average small-town Kiwanis Club could have done better than the Team Biden.

US general tells British special forces: Stop rescuing people in Kabul, you're making us look bad

 I understand that the commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division has told the commander of the British special forces at the Kabul airport to cease operations beyond the airport perimeter.


Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue has told his British Army counterpart, a high-ranking field-grade officer of the British army's 22nd Special Air Service Regiment, that British operations were embarrassing the United States military in the absence of similar U.S. military operations. I understand that the British officer firmly rejected the request.

IT'S COME TO THIS! 

“Bruce Springsteen, bullshitter

 


Prophetic

 


I liked this

 


Google collects your location data and then hands it all to the police.

  Just in case you wondered, your Google Maps app will go directly to the cops if they ask for it.

SWEETHEART DEALS AND PLASTIC KNIVES

 

Apple explicitly documenting that they do whatever they hell they feel like from one moment to the next when it comes to the App Store, and Epic... Offering people money for games.


That makes Apple no different than Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other social media fascists.  Oh, and the FBI, DOJ and DOD.

Apple’s anti-fraud chief said company was ‘the greatest platform for distributing child porn’

 


And there you have it.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Dennis Prager | The Left is Destroying Western Civilization | Reclaiming Conservatism Conference

After Afghanistan, No More Moral Blackmail From Failed Global Interventionists

 

Outstanding article by Sean Davis.  Long but worth reading.  

Excerpt:

Like one of those old magic eye posters that contained images hidden among visual white noise, once you see the American ruling elite’s reflex to resort to moral blackmail to win an argument, you can never unsee it. Every policy, every argument, every talking point asserts that you are a racist and a bad person if you believe America’s government should first and foremost protect American citizens. This is a fun game for the failed foreign policy establishment, because they reap all the benefits of using Americans’ blood and money to pump up their self-esteem while bearing precisely none of the costs.

One of the primary reasons this cadre of credentialed incompetents loathed former president Donald Trump is because, as a secular, thrice-married New York billionaire, he was impervious to the moral blackmail that had worked like a charm on everyone else for over a decade. He didn’t much care if they called him racist for wanting to secure the border and put an end to open borders. He didn’t care if they called him heartless for wanting to shut down immigration from “sh-thole countries” to preserve the wages of American workers. And he didn’t care if they called him stupid for refusing to go along with their plans for forever wars all around the globe.

For a time, America had a president who wouldn’t be bullied into doing things that weren’t in America’s national security interests. They hated him for it, and it’s why they spent every waking moment for four years, including two impeachments, desperately trying to throw him out of office.

Moral blackmail only works when the target cares what the blackmailer thinks about him. America’s interventionist elites have publicly failed in the most spectacular way possible, with the evidence of their failures playing on repeat on television for all the world to see.

Breaking their hold on power from here on out is simple: stop caring what they think, and stop caring what they say about you. Their ideas are disastrous and their rhetoric—that anyone who disagrees with them is a racist traitor—is toxic in a society built on free expression. The architects of the nation-building policies from Afghanistan to Iraq are failures and should be treated with the same disdain reserved for flat earthers or bloodletters.


Cutting to the Chase: Why Trump Was Driven from Office

 


 There were essentially three called strikes against him, all that was needed to count him out.

He was not “presidential.” He was considered crude in speech, rough-hewn in manner, and given over to bluster and hyperbole unbefitting the highest office in the land. For these transgressions, he could not be forgiven.

He was an outsider, the first president in American history with no military or political experience. He was not a politician, a general, a lawyer, or a holder of public office. He was never a member of the Beltway club, whether Republicrats or Democrats. He was not followed by a train of professional lobbyists, owed no political debts, did not accept a salary, and did not enrich himself when in power. For these transgressions, he could not be forgiven.

He was competent and proudly patriotic. He put America first, cutting taxes, renegotiating bad trade deals to the nation’s advantage, reducing a red-tape regulatory nightmare, making the country energy-independent and a net exporter of energy, rebuilding the military, defending the southern border, re-establishing global prominence, and connecting with the commons. For such transgressions, he could not be forgiven....

AOC Goes To Afghanistan To Warn Refugees Not To Come To Oppressive Racist America

 

KABUL—According to sources, AOC was alarmed after seeing thousands of people desperately trying to escape Afghanistan and come to America. 

"Oh no! Like, what are they doing?" shrieked AOC at her TV screen. "Don't they know America is full of systemic oppression? I need to go save them right now!" 

AOC then picked up her top-secret squad phone. "Get the squad together," she said. "We have brown people to save." 

She then assembled the squad in their secret squad jet and flew behind enemy lines to warn the Afghans to stay out of America before it was too late. 

"Salam Alaikum my fellow austere religious BIPOCs!" she cried through a bullhorn. "Don't come to America! It is a trap! There are microaggressions and racisms everywhere, and white people appropriating your culture! Please stay here where you'll be safe and your human rights will be respected!"

She then ran over to the nearest aircraft and tried to slash the tires but failed, due to her being small and weak with no upper-body strength. 

The Taliban then threw her in prison for being outside without a man.

This guy is dangerous says the FBI, the DOJ and the Court

Biden is a danger to America

I blame everyone who voted for this moral eunuch

Meet Taliban 2.0, brought to you by Biden 78

The guys in Biden's earpiece

 


Coronavirus humor

 


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