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Thursday, March 23, 2023

There Is No Hope for the Regime Media

To my friends at the Virginian Pilot. 

 Krakauer worries that our democracy (okay, our constitutional republic) is in danger without journalists to keep those in power honest, but here’s a news flash. We have not had that for decades. Moreover, the journalists themselves have affirmatively endangered our democracy with their lies, falsehoods, and stubborn failure to cover stories that will embarrass their pals and offend their dwindling readership. Have we seen a hard-hitting story on the manifestly political targeting of Donald Trump by the NYC DA, or an explanation about how utterly ridiculous the legal theory against him is? How about some hard-hitting stuff on Ukrainian corruption and the Ukrainian army's problems? Remember anything about big liberal banks embracing ESG and DEI instead of, you know, competent banking? No. So the NYT/WaPo readership will be shocked when the charges against Trump get tossed and when the Ukrainian army collapses in the face of a coming offensive, just like they were surprised that Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank went nipples-north.

The media sucks. It is comprised of a few mostly dull people who have little life experience not involving daddy’s money or a keyboard choosing and writing stories based entirely on received woke wisdom. Expecting it to change is like expecting the sun to pop up in the west. It can’t. It won’t.

The world according to the Virginian Pilot, March 23, 2023

  • Kelsey Kendall, Staff Writer for the Virginian Pilot, does not think that people that come to this continent from another continent are immigrants. 
  • Associated Press provides most of the content for the Virginian Pilot, which continues Jihad against President Trump.
  • Stop the presses; a poll finds people losing confidence in banks due to bank failures.
  • A high school dropout who knows nothing about flying finds his nomination to head the FAA under Biden is in trouble.
  • Eye drops are killing people.
  • Virginian Pilot thinks that John Fetterman, who was elected to the Senate after denying that his stroke left him mentally impaired, a lie aided by willing co-conspirators in the media, who is in the hospital for mental problems, is "setting an important example."
  • Public editors continue to print letters denying that 40,000 hours of video disproves the media narrative about January 6th.  
  • Another editorial pitting teachers against parents.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The world according to the Virginian Pilot, March 22, 2023

  •  Public editor prints letters declaring systemic racism exists without proof.
  • Confusion abounds on the metaphorical meaning of God Given Rights
  • Biden was criticized by the public editors for allowing oil exploration.  
  • Why does Grand Avenue suck; let me count the ways.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The American Evolution

 America, the world's "Melting Pot," has been transformed in my lifetime into America, the "Distillery."

America was described as a melting pot because people from many different nations and cultures came here for freedom and a better life.  They left the "old country" so they and their children could become Americans- a new culture.

At some point, America's culture changed.  Who changed it or when needs to be clarified.  But it spread from Academia, where America was defined by its faults.  Academia attracted and promoted the idea that America was conceived in sin.  In fact, according to the 1691 version of history, America's purpose was to perpetuate evil.

As a result, America, that great melting pot, was changed to a distillery.  

People once came to America to become Americans.  But instead of becoming Americans, forces in this country work to separate us into our component parts, like a distillery.

A distillery separates a liquid into smaller parts, each with its own identity.  Powerful individuals and institutions openly advocate for cultural war between people of different skin colors, genders, and beliefs. These forces have captured the heights of political power.  President Biden was doing that with his speech at Philadelphia's Independence Hall with its red lights and divisive bellowing.  

Pray to a merciful God that the good people of this country recapture to culture and find the love that was lost.  

The world according to the Virginian Pilot March 21, 2023

  • Pilot's daily predictions that the end of the world is fast approaching. Not only are we all going to die so is the earth!
  • Picture of fake "Trump supporter" wearing a mask in front of Trump Tower as Pilot celebrates Trump's impending arrest and imprisonment.
  • Biden's foreign policy created a new coalition of Russia and China to oppose the US.  Another incredible success!
  • Experts: banks fail because there's not enough government regulation.  What would we do without experts?
  • The editorial page prints letters from foolish people.
  • Whatever the problem, women and minorities are hardest hit.

Monday, March 20, 2023

What it means to be WOKE

Sounds like today.

Latest Twitter Files Shows Stanford’s “Virality Project” Flagged Real Covid Science as ‘Disinformation’

According to its website, the objective of the Virality Project, which was launched in May 2020, was “to detect, analyze, and respond to incidents of COVID-19 vaccine disinformation across online ecosystems, and ultimately mitigate the impact of narratives which would otherwise undermine the public’s confidence in the safety of these processes in the United States.”

…Taibbi began the Twitter Files by attacking what he called “The Great Covid-19 Lie Machine” by citing its weekly briefings, one from June 2021 saying Spring 2020 emails made public from Dr. Anthony Fauci about gain of function research being conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology “has been used to exacerbate distrust in Dr. Fauci and in US public health institutions” and will “foment Increased distrust in Fauci’s expert guidance.”

 In reality, the Virality Project was in a public-private partnership in the form of a censorship machine.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey, whose lawsuit is shattering Biden administration coverups, described the program: Federal health officials in the Surgeon General’s Office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health and Human Services collaborated in a “censorship enterprise called the Virality Project, which procures the censorship of enormous quantities of First Amendment-protected speech.”

Disinformation warriors worked overtime to suppress “false” claims about the side effects of COVID vaccine, especially the true claims. Since the Food and Drug Administration officially (and speedily) approved COVID vaccines, any reports of side effects were automatically disinformation.

The Virality Project recommended that social-media companies suppress “stories of true vaccine side effects” and “true posts which could fuel [vaccine] hesitancy.” The project “routinely framed real testimonials about [vaccine] side effects as misinformation, from ‘true stories’ of blood clots from AstraZeneca vaccines to a New York Times story about vaccine recipients who contracted the blood disorder thrombocytopenia.”


The world according to the Virginian Pilot March 20, 2023

  •  Front page photo of cross-dressing Leprechaun because, of course.
  • Homes built on flood plain flood regularly, and it's the fault of the Republican governor.
  • Just another day, only one person was shot and killed.
  • Bestiality in Hampton Roads, with details, because ....
  • Russians are serious about keeping what's theirs. AP/Pilot shocked.
  • Laws restricting abortion cause women's wages to fall, and women are being erased from public life!!!!!!
  • Don't want to fight in the culture war?  You'll be drafted.
  • The cartoon pages still suck

Saturday, March 18, 2023

The World According to the Virginian Pilot

  • Virginian Pilot "reporter" Nour Habib insists there is systemic racism in America and criticizes the Isle of Wight school board for failing to teach it.  Fails to add that black tribes and Arabs in Africa were the original slavers who captured both black and white people and sold them to slave traders.  
  • Widespread news reports that the Biden family received a $3 million payment from the Chinese Communist company, but no mention of this in the Virginian Pilot.  Instead, they print an article accusing, without evidence, that President Trump absconded with gifts like golf clubs and cufflinks from foreign governments.
  • Nearly 60% of Americans believe Biden is compromised on China.  No mention of it in the Virginian Pilot.
  • Pilot employee Eliza Noe accuses Norfolk city council of racial discrimination over floodwall.  The Pilot has been predicting Norfolk flooding for decades, but the city stubbornly refuses to go underwater.
  • 80 pages today.  Half the paper is TV listings ... literally.
  • The cartoon page is terrible without Dilbert.
  • STOP THE PRESSES: Oregon ends rebates for electric vehicles.  This is what passes for news in the Virginian Pilot.

Friday, March 17, 2023

The world, according to the Virginian Pilot

 The world, according to the Virginian Pilot:

Black women are shamefully oppressed and virtually banned from public office.

Keeping sexually graphic books out of school libraries is controversial.

Russians in Dubai

Pentagon considers keeping guns out of the hands of the military.

Censorship widespread in America

Nothing to see here: banks are fine.

Guns are bad, bad, and gun owners are worse.  Reasons.

Only letters demonizing Conservatives get published

Rights are not “God given”

Lame cartoonist replace Scott Adams Dilbert.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023


 Emboldened by its success in outlawing gas stoves, the Biden Administration is looking to China's example and planning to outlaw indoor plumbing.  Scientific studies show that residents of homes with indoor plumbing die in far greater numbers than those with outhouses or poop in the street.  The Department of Health and Humans Services has decreed that all new homes must have honey buckets, providing a healthy, natural substitute for chemical fertilizers.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Tal Bachman: Dear Old Testament God, Maybe It's Time For A Comeback Tour


Maybe it's age, but I'm starting to warm up to the God of the Old Testament big-time....

A more serious accusation from the God-haters is that the God of the Old Testament isn't just unpleasant—he's evil. And he's evil because he repeatedly committed genocide.

But again, I'm not convinced. Sure, he committed genocide. But that presumes genocide is, by definition, always evil. Maybe God had extenuating circumstances.

Let's see what the Bible says.

God's first genocide was his biggest and most spectacular: the flood. He created mankind, and—well, it just didn't work out. "Every intent of the thoughts of (man's) heart was only evil continually", Genesis reports. But it was the ensuing evil human action which really sealed the deal for God. In a nutshell, "the earth was filled with violence". That means, I assume, colossal rates of murder, beating, rape, child molesting, brutal slavery, and more. Human beings had taken an Edenic paradise and turned it into hell on earth. God wanted a do-over. A hard reset.

So, yeah, God killed everyone, minus Noah and his family. Wouldn't you, if things were that bad? After all, you'd be delivering justice to the wicked, and maybe even mercy to their long-suffering victims. Just thinking out loud here....Hello, God.

I'm just going to come right out and say it: How about a comeback tour?

You fried the sickos in Sodom and Gomorrah. You drowned all those Egyptian slavers. You even wiped out the entire population of the earth, minus Noah and his family. So how about you help us out right now with a special new demographic reset?


Here's how tough it was to stop an "insurrection." Just ask them politely to leave.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Some people are crazy

JUST IN: Never seen before footage emerges of Jacob Chansley calling the FBI after the Jan 6th protest..

January 6th - The Made for TV Movie.

January 6th has assumed an event of epic proportions.  Democrats claim that it is worse than Watergate. a more significant threat to the country than the Civil War and a greater tragedy than 9/11.  

It was an "insurrection."  An attempt to "overthrow the government." A bloody event that injured hundreds and killed five police officers.  

Republicans have retreated to simply calling it a riot.  Something that was not that bad but should not have happened.  

But why begin by asserting that Jan 6th should not have happened? 

Public demonstrations are as American as apple pie. It was what America stands for or, at least, stood for — protesting and making their feelings known. 

Ask any of the BLM demonstrators and their supporters in the government and media who defend events that led to the violent deaths of dozens, widespread arson and looting, and the destruction of billions in property.   

But as evidence that has been suppressed about the events of January 6th is released, it's becoming more likely that much of what happened in the Capital on Jan 6th was stage-managed.

In some respects, it resembles a play involving the audience, who become actors unaware of their roles in the play, Not just the people who entered the building but the police that allowed them in. 

It's becoming more evident that some people saw the opportunity of the half-million people who attended a Trump rally in Washington on the day the Senate certified the election of Joe Biden as an opportunity to create a stage-managed event that would destroy the MAGA movement.  

These MAGA people liked Trump and believed that the election had been stolen from them.  They were tinder for a team of professional provocateurs. American intelligence agencies had become skilled at creating mobs in foreign countries to overthrow governments.  They saw Trump and the entire Conservative populiust movement as a threat to their hold on the nation and had to be stopped.

What better way to do that was to create a riot, film it, and destroy it with the help of the media that hated Trump and the MAGA movement.  Enter Ray Epps, a team of FBI agents and informants, a generous helping of Antifa shock troops, and a deliberately weakened police force, and then herd hundred of flag-waving Trump supporters into the Capitol building.

The Qanon Shaman was so perfect for his part that he was actually brought into the Senate chamber by the police officers to be recorded by a battery of photographers to do a "Star turn."  

As final proof that the entire event was stage named is that the "official fact checkers" are busy denying that the entire January 6th play was stage-managed. Virtually everything that was denounced as an insane conspiracy theory about Covid, its origins, its treatment, and the vaccine has been proven to be the truth, and the official statements lie.  Regarding January 6th, no police officers were killed, but two Trump suppers were.  The people who entered the Capitol were peaceful and orderly.  The people smashing windows were black-clad Antifa.  Ray Epps, who was most prominent in urging people to enter the Capitol, was never arrested for his part in the so-called "insurrection."  

Revolver News has done great investigative work on the facts surrounding January 6th, debunking some of the more egregious lies.  With the revelations that are coming out from the release of the over 40,000 hours of videotape and lots of videos from participants that are being released, the truth will come out.

Roger Kimball.:What happened on January 6th.   

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Friday, March 10, 2023

NAOMI WOLF: Dear conservatives, I'm sorry I believed so many media lies


There is no way to avoid this moment. The formal letter of apology. From me. To Conservatives and to those who “put America first” everywhere.

It’s tempting to sweep this confrontation with my own gullibility under the rug — to “move on” without ever acknowledging that I was duped, and that as a result I made mistakes in judgement, and that these mistakes, multiplied by the tens of thousands and millions on the part of people just like me, hurt millions of other people like you all, in existential ways.

...I believed a farrago of lies. And, as a result of these lies, and my credulity — and the credulity of people similarly situated to me - many conservatives’ reputations are being tarnished, on false bases....

“Patriots” or “insurgents” (depending on who you are) entering the Capitol can be part of a real event that is also exploited or manipulated by others. We don’t know yet if this is the case in relation to the events of Jan 6, or to what extent it may be the case. That is where a real investigation must come in.

But as someone who has studied history, and the theatrics of history, for decades, I was not at all surprised to see, on Mr Carlson’s security camera footage, the person who was to became the most memorable ‘face’ of the ‘insurrection’ (or the riot, or the Capitol breach) — escorted to the beating heart of the action, where his image could be memorialized by a battery of cameras forever.


Republicans, conservatives, I am sorry.

I also believed wholesale so much else that has since turned out not to be as I was told it was by NPR, MSNBC and The New York Times.

I believed that stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop were Russian propaganda. Dozens of former intel officials said so. Johns Hopkins University said so.

“Trump specifically cited a “laptop” that contained emails allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden”, said ‘CNN Fact-Check’, with plenty of double quote marks.

I believed this all — til it was debunked.

I believed that President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia — until that assertion was dropped.

I believed that President Trump was a Russian asset, because the legacy media I read, said so.

I believed in the entire Steele dossier, until I didn’t, because it all fell apart..

Was there in fact an “infamous pee tape”? So many other bad things were being said about the man — why not?

I believed that Pres Trump instigated the riot at the Capitol — because I did not know that his admonition to his supporters to assemble “peacefully and patriotically” had been deleted from all of the news coverage that I read.

Because of lies such as these in legacy media — lies which I and millions of others believed — half of our nation’s electorate was smeared and delegitimized, and I myself was misled.

It damages our nation when legacy media put words in the mouths of Presidents and former Presidents, and call them traitors or criminals without evidence.

It damages our country when we cannot tell truth from lies. This is exactly what tyrants seek — an electorate that cannot know what is truth and what is falsehood.

Through lies, half of the electorate was denied a fair run for its preferred candidate.

I don’t like violence. I do believe our nation’s capitol must be treated as a sacred space.

I don’t like President Trump (Do I not? Who knows? I have been lied to about him so much for so long, I can‘t tell whether my instinctive aversion is simply the habituated residue of years of being on the receiving end of lies).

But I like the liars who are our current gatekeepers, even less.

The gatekeepers who lie to the public about the most consequential events of our time — and who thus damage our nation, distort our history, and deprive half of our citizenry of their right to speak, champion and choose, without being tarred as would-be violent traitors - deserve our disgust.

I am sorry the nation was damaged by so much untruth issued by those with whom I identified at the time.

I am sorry my former “tribe” is angry at a journalist for engaging in —- journalism.

I am sorry I believed so much nonsense.

Though it is no doubt too little, too late —

Conservatives, Republicans, MAGA:

I am so sorry.

Moon rise and set over the arctic

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

The challenge for Republicans and Trump opponents

 After what we have seen, especially after top Republicans like Mitch McConnell dumped on the revelations from the tapes Tucker Carlson showed:

There are a significant number of republicans who would very much like to move on from Trump. Okay, that's a perfectly acceptable position.

However, Trump supporters will need to be convinced that the next set of "leaders" put up by our GOPe "leaders" will actually represent them and all the old lies the GOPe leadership have told over the years to retain power are no longer operative.

So, what is left for a "Let's Move On From Trump" type to do? Well, you could actually try and present an argument for why another candidate or candidates will actually support the economic/foreign/trade etc policies that Trump pushed that worked so well for the working/lower classes.

But the "Let's Move On From Trump" crowd can't really do that because its thus far it's not clear yet any other candidate will do or ever do any of that. Including DeSantis. Perhaps because DeSantis remains a Paul Ryan clone as he was during his congressional career or perhaps because DeSantis is not a Paul Ryan clone but doesn't possess the campaign cash/infrastructure independence to do that.

So the default argument, by necessity, becomes Trump is so dumb and yucky and this and that and the other that we simply have to dump him and hope for the best!

But that won't work in 2023/24 because if that is truly the only argument put forth then the bulk of the base voters know, intuitively, they are going to get screwed again. So they'll stick with the only guy that has ever fought for them in those economic/foreign affairs/trade matters and actually seemed like he liked them over the candidates pushed by people that literally and explicitly despise the base voters.

But hey, knock yourselves out and make your case to the people. Stop kissing up to the democratical narratives because you want Trump gone so very badly but you don't want to bother with the much more difficult task, which requires hard work and reasoned persuasion, of convincing your fellow republicans that things truly can be better with an alternative candidate.

Exposing the Boak Ban Hoax

Scott Adams update

America 2023 Is Not Quite Germany 1930s... Yet

There is a troubling similarity in the way that Germany under Hitler was gradually transformed into the Nazi State and the evolution of similar totalitarian control is being implemented in the US and Canada.

 Any resemblance between America in 2023 and Germany in the 1930s is purely coincidental. Yet there are some worrisome resemblances.

As early as 1933, the formal exclusion of Jews was initiated with Chancellor Hitler’s declaration of a national boycott of Jewish businesses. The “Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service” prohibited “non-Aryans” from serving in the legal profession or civil service and from teaching in secondary schools and universities. On May 10, 1933, there was a nationwide book burning of “un-German” books, including those by Jewish authors.

Successful and prosperous Jews were in this way cut off from their professions and from commerce. Jews who had served in the military or were tenured in the civil service and in teaching positions lost the professions and statuses that they had earned. Hitherto successful businesses and stores found themselves without most of their customers, and many failed.

Saturday, March 04, 2023

Climate change is a money making scam

Mark Steyn on rape in England

To eradicate a virulently evil culture takes courage and determination. It's not done by weak men.

Friday, March 03, 2023

Monday, February 27, 2023

Glenn Greenwald on censorship via "Fake news or misinformation" laws

 A major escalation in official online censorship regimes is progressing rapidly in Brazil, with implications for everyone in the democratic world. Under Brazil's new government headed by President Lula da Silva, the country is poised to become the first in the democratic world to implement a law censoring and banning "fake news and disinformation" online, and then punishing those deemed guilty of authoring and spreading it. Such laws already exist throughout the non-democratic world, adopted years ago by the planet's most tyrannical regimes in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. 

If one wishes to be generous with the phrase "the democratic world" and include Malaysia and Singapore – at best hybrid "democracies" – then one could argue that a couple other "democratic" governments have already seized the power to decree Absolute Truth and then ban any deviation from it. But absent unexpected opposition, Brazil will soon become the first country unambiguously included in the democratic world to outlaw "fake news" and vest government officials with the power to banish it and punish its authors. 

Mike Pence, Dick Cheney, and the Constitution

Glenn Reynolds argues that the Vice President is a legislative officer for the purpose of the constitution. 

Nowadays, we tend to think of Vice Presidents – wrongly – as a sort of junior or co-President, but that’s not actually how it works at all.  As I wrote in the Northwestern Law Review piece:

The Constitution gives the Vice President no executive powers; the Vice President's only duties are to preside over the Senate and to become President if the serving President dies or leaves office.  Traditionally, what staff, office, and perquisites the Vice President enjoyed came via the Senate; it was not until Spiro Agnew mounted a legislative push that the Vice President got his own budget line. The Vice President really is not an executive official. He or she executes no laws--and is not part of the President's administration the way that other officials are. The Vice President cannot be fired by the President; as an independently elected officeholder, he can be removed only by Congress via impeachment. 

While I think Glenn is doing God’s work with his blog and this Substack essay (to which I recently subscribed, and everyone should do the same), I will make a modest objection for the sake of the argument.  When Glenn states that “… presiding over the Senate is surely a legislative function par excellence.” he begs the question.  

A Vice president is unquestionably a “spare.”  But if the Constitution does not specify that the Speaker of the House is a member (Article 1, Section 2), it’s possible that the President of the Senate shall not be a Senator and therefore is not a legislator.  After all, he has no vote unless the Senate is equally divided.  In other words, the Vice Presidency is, for all practical purposes, a Constitutional spare, a baby in the womb waiting to be born.  Neither fish nor fowl nor good red meat.    

Media Malpractice

Covid lies

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Vivek on the origins of Covid

Scott Adams on Hotel Jesus

Dinesh D'Souza on secession - the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln's First Inaugural

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Vivak Ramaswamy runs for President

Oliver Stone on who started the war in Ukraine

Be the Party of East Palestine

Jimmy Dore on Ukraine

Sexual insanity; Abortion insanity

Friday, February 24, 2023

Arizona elections

Thursday, February 23, 2023

America First

Biden Team steals women's clothes

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

School choice

Friday, February 17, 2023

Dark Ages

 Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia – and so many urban centers -  are reminders that the “Thin Blue Line” is good enough for a civilized, law-abiding, population.  It is easily overwhelmed when enough people no longer internalize the premises of civilized behavior and the rest of us forget why they are important.  Then Kipling’s “Gods of the Copybook Headings” comes to life and Dark Ages emerge.

A Mostly Peaceful War

 People who have been in battle know the old adage, “war is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.”  I’m reminded of this when any reporter describes a riot that they approve as “mostly peaceful.” 

Could this be why we’re not deluged by on-the-scene reporting from the war in Ukraine every day?  Is that why we are not getting intrepid CNN reporters filming the “mostly peaceful” war in Ukraine?  The American people should get some feedback from the $100 billion-and-counting treasure we’re sending there, even as the people of East Palestine are getting turned down for Federal relief.    


Thursday, February 16, 2023

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Gun Wars: An Interview with Larry Correia

 Larry Correia is a bestselling author of thriller SF/fantasy fiction.  He’s also a gun enthusiast.  Now he’s written a nonfiction work on gun rights and the Second Amendment.  I read an advance copy and found myself flying through the pages – it’s super-interesting and engaging, even to someone like me who’s been a shooter and gun-rights supporter and part of this world for many years.   The book is In Defense of the Second Amendment, and it comes out on Tuesday.

I thought it would be nice to ask him some questions, which are featured below. As usual, the article is free to everyone, but comments are limited to paid subscribers.

So fiction pays a lot better than nonfiction – as a nonfiction author, believe me, I know – but you took time from writing bestselling fiction to produce a book on gun rights.  Why?  And why now?

The new diversity quota formula? Watch Paul Joseph Watson........

Monday, January 30, 2023

Great Moments in American History, Revised According to AP's Inclusive Style Guide

 What happened: The Associated Press issued new style recommendations that aim to promote diversity and inclusion by discouraging the use of "general and often dehumanizing 'the' labels such as the poor, the mentally ill, the French, the disabled, the college-educated."

Read the whole thing

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Twitter knew Hamilton 68, a media source for Russian online activity, was 'bulls**t'


These conspirators were so anxious to destroy Trump that they poisoned the well for any understanding between Russia and the US. They may well be the ultimate reason for the current danger of a nuclear war.

The Hamilton 68 story shows how the illusion of ongoing “Russian interference” worked. The magic trick was generated via a confluence of interests, between think-tanks, media, and government. Before, we could only speculate. Now we know: the “Russian threat” was, in this case at least, just a bunch of ordinary Americans, dressed up to look like a Red Menace.

Read the whole thing 


You will eat it and you will like it. It grows on you when you're starving.


How to steal an election

In honor of Mozart's birthday

Thursday, January 26, 2023

The 2024 Presidential race will take a radical turn

 Between now and the 2024 presidential election, we will see several issues emerge that will make today’s candidates handicapping worthless.  For starters, there’s a war in Europe that’s rapidly escalating.  It was mere weeks ago that Abrams tanks were off the table, and today several dozen are on their way.  As night follows day, this will end with tactical nukes.  

And then, we find that Pfizer is developing ever more toxic viruses, so it can sell us more shots to cure whatever diseases the viruses cause.  To be followed by a drug for the medical problems caused by the vaccine.  Meanwhile, athletes and young people in perfect health are toppling over with heart attacks.

Meanwhile, the WFP is predicting a shortage of wheat and corn, increasing food prices, and a new global recession.

The next American President may be chosen to repair the damage caused by war, pestilence, famine, and death. 

The Apocalypse, anyone?

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

German declares war on Russia ... again

Friday, January 20, 2023

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

This level of hubris is never found in the wild. It is in Davos.

Monday, January 16, 2023

The big problem with the Joe Biden documents story

 THE BIG PROBLEM WITH THE JOE BIDEN DOCUMENTS STORY. This could be the shortest newsletter ever. The biggest problem with the Joe Biden documents story is this: We know only what Joe Biden's lawyers have told us. And the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the case will make the problem worse.

Now, some elaboration. The initial fact that Biden, after his term as vice president ended, kept some classified documents in his possession was revealed by a team of Biden lawyers. In making a public statement, they noted that the discovery of the classified documents, on Nov. 2, 2022, in Biden's old office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C., was made by...a team of Biden lawyers.

That alone raises some questions. Biden's vice presidency ended on Jan. 20, 2017. He began using the Penn Biden office in mid-2017. He became president on Jan. 20, 2021. With the Oval Office and plenty of workspace right downstairs, he no longer needed the Penn Biden office. So why was it not until Nov. 2, 2022, that his lawyers were emptying the old office? And by the way, why does it take a team of lawyers to clear out an office? Many people use movers.

Sunday, January 15, 2023


Saturday, January 14, 2023

The Associated Press' Chris Megerian: Biden Secret Documents: Nothing to see here -It's all Trump's fault

According to the AP, it all started with Trump making a big deal about Hillary's emails.  

 Hillary Clinton’s presidential dreams were undermined by her use of a private email server that included classified information.

You see, it was all about a server, not a word about destroying the evidence by wiping the server to Bleach Bit" 30,000 emails.

Donald Trump has risked criminal charges by refusing to return top-secret records to the government after leaving the White House.

Notice that "Trump's" a "criminal" and his records are "Top Secret"

And now misplaced files with classified markings has led to another investigation that’s causing a political and legal headache for President Joe Biden.

Now Biden just "misplaced" some "classified" files (how classified?), causing poor Joe a "headache."

But nothing to see here because this happens all the time.  Mergerian trots out a Michael Hayden acolyte.  The same Michael Hayden who thinks that Trump should be executed for his crimes.  This Michael Hayden:

Forget al Qaeda, ISIS, Iran, Russia or China — former CIA Director Michael Hayden thinks the most dangerous people he’s ever seen are … Republicans.

The retired Air Force four-star general wholeheartedly concurred Wednesday night with an Aug. 12 Twitter post by Financial Times associate editor Edward Luce that read: “I’ve covered extremism and violent ideologies around the world over my career. Have never come across a political force more nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible than today’s Republicans. Nothing close.”

But I digress.  

Larry Pfeiffer, a former intelligence official, said the situation with Trump’s documents is far different than ones he encountered while working in government.

During the time that Pfeiffer was CIA chief of staff, classified files turned up in the wrong place in presidential libraries a handful of times, he said.

“It just happens,” said Pfeiffer, now director of the Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy and International Security at George Mason University. “Mistakes get made, and stuff gets found.”

He said that seems more likely to be the case regarding the documents with classified markings that were found at an office used by Biden at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement after his term as vice president ended.

Biden’s personal lawyers discovered the documents and contacted the White House counsel’s office, and the National Archives picked up the records the next day.

The situation appears like “an average, run-of-the-mill mistake” that’s “being handled in a by-the-book, textbook fashion,” Pfeiffer said.

"Mistakes get made and stuff gets found." What a change of tone when the top Democrat is found stuffing government secrets in his office closet and this garage.

We can only conclude that Biden's headache is all Trump's fault.

Friday, January 13, 2023

Gettign Rid of Joe Biden for 2024

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Twelve lies of COVID


 The recent trend of dictionaries changing meanings according to the howling of the crazy people is wrong, but frankly, so is the howling which gets in sane people’s heads and replaces the meaning of some words with a howling sound of outrage and the sense of “DON’T”. After that the howling-word starts getting applied to everything vaguely adjacent whether benign, malign, indifferent, or simply something a political side wishes to suppress.

Take racism for instance.

I was never racist, until “race-blind” became racist. 


 some crazy people, undoubtedly back East have a head-belief that all criminals are black (Sounds racist to me) and therefore took away a useful tool people used when buying houses at a distance. (Hey, maybe they didn’t want us to flee.)

That there is harmful racism, because it affects people of every race when going about their lawful business of real-estate purchase.

But we let them do it, because they hide behind that awful “racism” slur.

Which is why it’s important to tear the cover away and see the thing for what it is.

Racism as a thought-crime doesn’t hurt anyone. The crazy things racists do while claiming OTHER PEOPLE are the racists? That hurts everyone and tears society apart.

Looking around, “one rule for thee, another rule for me” edition: Biden classified documents; Stanford has one admin per student; Cringe Jean-Pierre; Biden confuses Salvation Army with Secret Service?!; Fed chair says “we will not be a climate policymaker”; even Ahmadinejad thinks the mad mullahs are losing it

 So much insanity, so little time. A few highlights/lowlights in US politics:

(a) It has been revealed that Abu Hunter, when he stopped being 0bama’s VP, took classified documents home — the very same offense for which Mar-A-Lago was raided. (More here. Via Instapundit:)

Read the whole thing.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Ineffective Maltruism


Important essay.  Read the whole thing.  Excerpt.

A key aspect of this “maltruism” is its ability to extend control through soft-sounding enterprises – how can something with “open” and “democracy” and “save” in its name – and be a “nonpartisan – nonprofit” entity to boot – be anything but good?  

Happy squishy-sounding NGOs and “philanthropic LLCs” then extend their actual real hard power as funders and networkers and “third party validators” in ways that mere mortals cannot. We have yet to see an organization intended to create a global hive zombie mind call itself “Wicker Basket Full of Yawning Golden Retriever Puppies,” though the very fuzzy term “philanthrocapitalism” – also used to describe this approach – comes close. ...

The politics of this putative philanthropy are brazen. If one looks at those who have taken the “Giving Pledge,” one sees a list that one could easily mistake for the list of the owners of the private planes that jet to Davos for the annual World Economic Forum meeting.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The Media and the Speaker Fight

What is the pattern? It holds that regardless of the year or the circumstance, Republicans fall into two camps: The Reasonables vs. The Far Right Wing Nuts and Crazies. In the current fight to be the next Republican Speaker of the House, like clockwork the media pattern has kicked in. House Republican Leader McCarthy is The Reasonable guy, his opponents The Far Right Wing Nuts and Crazies.

Thursday, January 05, 2023

Head Girls


Once More on Renowned Fool Emily Oster, and the Malign Influence of Head Girls More Generally

Our governing elite are increasingly selected not for intelligence or ability, but for conscientiousness, agreeability and conformity. The consequence is a new kind of midwit tyranny.

 Modern society is run by Head Girls, of both sexes ... Modern colleges aim at recruiting Head Girls, so do universities, so does science, so do the arts, so does the mass media, so does the legal profession, so does medicine, so does the military...

The Head Girl can never be a creative genius because she does what other people want by the standards they most value. She will worker harder and at a higher standard in doing whatever it is that social pressure tells her to do - and she will do this by whatever social standards prevail, only more thoroughly.…

We live in a Head Girl’s world - which is also a world where creative genius is marginalized and disempowered to the point of near-complete invisibility.

Ideological capture - Joe Rogan

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Monday, January 02, 2023

Coming to terms: The COVID lockdowns were all for naught

 Guess which developed country had the lowest excess mortality between 2020 and 2022. Go on, have a guess. That’s right. Sweden, which refused to close shops or schools or to impose a mask mandate, saw cumulative excess deaths rise by 6.8%, the lowest figure in the OECD. By way of comparison, the equivalent figures were 18% in Australia, 24.5% in the U.K., and 54.1% in the U.S.

At this stage, various authoritarians, hypochondriacs and mask fetishists trot out bizarre arguments about Sweden having a low population density, as if Swedes were evenly spaced across their birch forests rather than living mainly in cities comparable to ours. What is striking about this argument is not so much its dishonesty (in March 2020, lockdowners claimed that Sweden faced total catastrophe, not that it might end up with a slightly higher mortality rate than Finland ) as its desperation. Across the world, we are in denial. We simply can’t bring ourselves to admit that everything we went through — the disrupted education, the spike in mental health problems, the ruined careers, the debts — was for nothing. Like the countries that emerged maimed from World War One, we tell ourselves that the sacrifice must have had some purpose. Perhaps, now as then, decades will pass before we can bring ourselves to face the hideous truth.


Sunday, January 01, 2023

Don Surber - The year of the fascists

 In 2022, we learned the government runs social media


The best I can say about 2022 is that it was not a leap year. After 9 months of this year, Queen Elizabeth had all she could take. She was out of here. She had been through the London Blitz, the dismantling of the British Empire and the death of her husband of of 69 years. She always kept calm and kept rolling. But 2022 was just too much for her.


Time magazine Man of the Year was Volodymyr Zelensky, the kleptocratic president of Ukraine. The only worse choice would have been Vladimir Putin, who tried to trigger a world war. The two thieves need one another to survive. It is symbiotic Satanism. When Russia invaded Zelensky’s country on February 24, he remembered the words of Rahm Emanuel, who said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

Within days, Zelensky was using the war to raise money from gullible NATO nations and their Bidenesque leaders. He rolled NATO as if it were the town drunk. Zelensky knew to give 10% to the various big guys. Think of Kyiv as Chicago on the Dnieper River.


Inflation ravaged the world as governments that shut countries down in the Pandemic Panic printed money to give away and appease the peasants. Bread is now $4 a loaf — at Dollar General. The news media called 7.1% inflation a decline when the reality is 2022 was the worst year for inflation in four decades — and up from the previous worst-in-40-years inflation of 4.7% in 2021.


Lefties also have the Republican Party.

Despite beating Democrats by 3 million votes in the House elections, Republicans gained only 9 seats in the House and lost another seat in the Senate as Republican congressional leaders refused to support Republicans who had the support of Donald Trump. Then these same Republicans branded Trump a loser. It’s amazing. These clowns would rather serve in hell than rule in heaven.


There was hope in 2022. ..topping the list was Jennifer Sey, who spoke out against covid protocols and had to resign as chief marketing officer of Levis....

“Democrats shriek fascist! at anyone challenging the edicts of the Party — anti-lockdown protesters, the unvaccinated, Trump supporters. Meanwhile, corporations are doing the bidding of Democratic Party elites as they ruthlessly censor and sideline dissenters. In fact, this is what real fascism looks like.”

And that, my friends, is what bugs me no end about this (string of naughty bad words) year. I learned I could not speak out on Google and Twitter against (another string of naughty bad words) the mindless support of the war in Ukraine. Putin started it and Zelensky is milking it for hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign aid. Handing him an unlimited credit card is bad policy. Silencing critics is immoral. In 2022, we the people allowed the government get away with it just as we the people allowed the government to shut us down in the name of stopping covid, which never even paused.

We need more Jennifer Seys and fewer Volodymyr Zelenskys and Vladimir Putins.

Virginian Pilot Letter Writer

At dinner with friends last night, we briefly touched on the subject of what's wrong with the country.  Why do so many people hate it?  The Virginian Pilot's Letters to the editor" section could not have provided a better answer.

‘Do better’

Those who oppose the immigration at the southern border need to look at the history of this country. The explorers who “discovered” America were immigrants who slaughtered the indigenous population. Their descendants imported people against their will, enslaving them for more than two centuries. During World War II, Japanese Americans were imprisoned by the descendants of the original immigrants for the sole reason that they had family who had emigrated from the then-American enemy, Japan.

During the 1930s and ’40s, virulent antisemites, including such vaunted Americans as Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh who influenced those in government, promoted the lies of the German government, preventing hundreds of thousands of European Jews from entering our country and thus saving their lives. While we have a country that we can be proud of for our many accomplishments, we have much to atone for and be ashamed of: Native Americans, Africans, Japanese Americans, European Jews, Hispanics. We must do better.

— Marge Schechner, Virginia Beach

And there you have it. According to Marge Schechner of Virginia Beach, America was founded by genocidal murderers, slavers, and antisemitic racists who exhibit special hatred for Japanese and Hispanics.  Marge may have overlooked other faults because she then mentions that we "have a country we can be proud of for our many accomplishments."   She fails to mention those accomplishments so we're left in the dark about what those are.  

Marge is not an outlier.  This is the Liberal view of America: a country of vile people descended from vile people.  But if we want to return to Marge's good graces, we are told to "do better."

Do you have the feeling that Marge represents a lot of the educational establishment that is teaching our children and creating their "standards of learning?"