Open Thread

I’ll have Secrets out September 1st. And I’ve actually written all the way to the end of Battles. The third book does still need a lot of work: but I wanted to see how it ended and I think I’ve written a splendid ending! I’m going to try to have Battles out December 1st but that might slip to right after the New Year.

You may have heard of the story of the accused rapist who was let out because of Corona fears and then proceeded to murder his victim. I don’t know precisely why, but this story has placed a fury of anger in my heart. I’m sure this is not the only such story out there: and it is infuriating because the criminal was released not for any valid reason, but simply because the Democrat Party created an op which went: “if the virus is the worst thing ever, it will hurt Trump, so we’ll have the MSM report the virus as the worst thing ever”. What followed after that – criminals being sprung because we can’t leave them in prison with the worst virus ever – was a predictable as thunder after lightning. But the bottom line is that a woman is dead – murdered by the man who brutally raped her – because of the Democrat Op…and all those who are hand-wringers and cowards over this virus also have blood on their hands. For the millionth time: actions have consequences. This is the real world. What you do will cause other things to happen.

Trump signed his Executive Orders and, sure, we Conservatives are not pleased that he was forced to this action. In our perfect, entirely Constitutional world, this should not have happened. But, we left off that Constitutional world quite a while ago. It wasn’t even Obama with his pen and phone that got the ball rolling here. Honestly, it was Teddy Roosevelt with his “if the law doesn’t prohibit it, the President can do it” assertion which started the tearing down of the Constitutional order.

On the other hand, this puts Democrats in the pickle of either going along with it, or suing in court to allow people to be evicted and get lower unemployment benefits. And that, to me, is key. Since we really don’t live under the Constitution any longer, might as well do what we can to ensure our continued power. Because if the Democrats do win in November and take back the Senate, you can rely on it they’ll just pack the Supreme Court as needed and simply annul anything which prevents them from winning. Our primary action right now is defensive: keeping them away. But, also, we will have a small chance of restoring the Republic…but to do that, we’ll need power. I figure it’s 50/50 we’ll eventually install a Lenin or Franco (depending on which side wins) to take over because we, as a people, seem to be growing weary and afraid of governing ourselves. If I gotta have a dictator, then of course I want my dictator. But I’d rather have a Republic…and keeping the Democrats out for another eight or so years just might give us the ability to do so.

Bubonic plague spreads in China. This is pretty bad; but not so bad for us as bubonic plague requires lots of filth to spread…fortunately, garbage isn’t piling up in New York City as the government there collapses due to the Communist mayor’s deliberate and malicious actions. Oh, wait.

It gets really bad if it turns into pneumonic plague; then its human-to-human transmission and tens of millions will die.

Speaking of New York, the Upper West Side has become a garbage dump as the Commie mayor moved homeless people into vacated hotels. It is getting very 1970’s these days in New York City. I’d like to feel sympathy for the people of New York, but I can’t. They voted for the Commie mayor. Twice. They thought it would be so cool and hip to vote for a hard-core Commie! What they apparently didn’t realize is that Commies are serious people…and no matter how much you donate to their campaigns or how much money you slide over to them in various grifts, in the end, Lenin despoils you of all your property and sends you to Gulag.

Oddly, this was reported in the Daily Mail and not a major American MSM outfit: Trump supporters rally in….wait for it….Beverly Hills. I’ve seen some video clips. No, they are not massive rallies…but, they are rallies. And it does take some guts to proclaim your support for Trump in places like Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. Now, don’t get cocky here. I have seen people theorizing about California going red. This will not happen. But I do believe this is an indication that even in the deep blue areas, people are getting fed up with ‘Rona lockdowns (which are arbitrary and senseless and seem to only really hit at things normals like to do…whether its going to church or going out for a drink) and endless riots. Also, as many have noticed: there seems to be far more non-white people at these rallies than we see in Black Lives Matter protests.

66 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Cluster August 13, 2020 / 9:32 am

    Kamala is married to a white guy too. Why is that? Does she not like black men? Why would she marry someone immersed in systemic racism?

  2. Retired Spook August 13, 2020 / 9:50 am

    Biden is disconnected both from reality and from the majority of Americans, but this is an aspect of that that I had not heard of.

    His most recent attack on the American people was his endorsement (or borrowing or plagiarizing *) of the Cory Booker-James Clyburn plan to use the federal government to destroy the suburbs by forcing changes imposed by Washington bureaucrats. The plan would seek to diversify American suburbs by withholding federal dollars from communities which do not change local zoning ordinances to accommodate denser housing.

    *added by me

    • Cluster August 13, 2020 / 10:59 am

      Democrats want to put low income housing in the suburbs, bringing crime and lower home values into those neighborhoods because that is who they are. And why we are not at actual war with them yet I will never understand. It’s time to end the “dialogue” and bring out the armor and ammo.

    • Amazona August 13, 2020 / 5:40 pm

      Well, if you see your options as a choice between lifting yourself up and dragging the Other down, a certain mentality will opt for the second. I think we can see the difference between the two main political philosophies in this country.

      One looks at success and thinks “If I work hard enough I can do that” and the other says “If I can’t have that handed to me I will either take it or destroy it”. One thinks in terms of rising to meet higher goals and achievements, the other in terms of lowering them. And now one sees an element of success as the ability to live in safe and attractive neighborhoods while the other just wants to degrade those neighborhoods to make them just like the ones the successful have been fleeing.

      The Left is all about “equality” all right—equal misery. Except, of course, for the elites, who will retain their gated communities and their armed guards while the proles are disarmed and crammed into high-density crime-infested government-created neighborhoods.

  3. Cluster August 13, 2020 / 10:56 am

    77 straight nights of riots in Portland and now the YLF is wanting to “dismantle the United States”. And this isn’t covered in the media, not even conservative media. This is an act of war and it’s time to kill the motherf**kers.

    I encourage all right wing militia groups to go to Portland and have a field day. Hell I have thought about it myself.

  4. Retired Spook August 13, 2020 / 12:11 pm

    Note to Kamala: you either think 16-year-olds are “stupid,” or you think they should be eligible to vote. The two are mutually exclusive, except, of course, in LiberalLand.

  5. Retired Spook August 13, 2020 / 12:56 pm

    I used to have a golfing buddy who was a narc in a previous life. His favorite tactic when questioning a perp was to ask, “so, an hour ago you said A, and now you’re saying B. On which occasion were you lying?” This tactic will be extremely valuable to Vice President Pence in his debate with Kamala Harris. She changes positions as frequently as most people change clothes.

    New campaign slogan: JUST SAY NO TO WILLIE BROWN’S HO

    • Cluster August 13, 2020 / 1:05 pm

      Joe and the Ho 2020

      • Retired Spook August 13, 2020 / 2:01 pm

        Either would fit on a bumper sticker as long as you don’t mind getting your car keyed by some rabid Leftist.

      • Amazona August 13, 2020 / 5:42 pm

        Well, there could be a bumper sticker of Kammie with a mattress on her back…..

    • Amazona August 13, 2020 / 11:31 pm

      She changes positions as frequently as most people change clothes.

      Any comment on Kammie starting with “She changes positions…” is going to lead some of us into a different direction

  6. Retired Spook August 13, 2020 / 2:07 pm

    Kamala Harris’ flip-flopping on just about every significant issue reminds me of an old joke:

    (Ted) Kennedy’s womanizing ways are a Washington legend.

    When a supermarket tabloid published pictures of Kennedy getting “amorous” with a woman on his sailboat, one of his colleagues (Senator Howell Heflin) remarked that it appeared that Kennedy “had done changed his position on offshore drilling.” In 1985,

  7. Amazona August 13, 2020 / 2:50 pm

    I wish I could draw. I get these mental images of political cartoons but have no chance of ever getting them on paper in a recognizable form. (My favorite—remember Cindy Sheehan? She hit the news about the time the Lord of the Rings movie came out, and my image was of a pyramid of flag-draped coffins with her clambering up the side of the stack looking like Gollum, reaching out desperately for the television cameras at the top.)

    Anyway–my new mental cartoon is a rather decrepit barn labeled Democrat Party, with doors open or partly ajar revealing Black Lives Matter (Marxists), CPUSA, National Socialist Party,. Fascism and other radical Leftist groups, and on the roof are two weather vanes, one with Biden’s profile on it and one with Harris’s.

    • Retired Spook August 13, 2020 / 4:28 pm

      I hope the Trump ad writers read this blog.

  8. Amazona August 13, 2020 / 6:29 pm

    Do Leftists lie? Well, there is this, about the attacks on ICE in Bend, Oregon as they attempted to remove two illegal aliens and had to deal with a mob and—surprise, surprise—an elected government official.

    The standoff lasted hours, with even the local DA joining the protesters to try to keep the suspects from being taken away. “I’ve never been so disgusted by my government and so proud of my community,” said Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel

    And….The local police chief even warned the ‘protesters’ that federal agents were coming to extricate the suspects and their people from the bus and that the local police were there to protect the leftists not the federal agents.

    So we have the highest prosecutor in the county upset at seeing the law enforced and being “disgusted” by it, and the newly appointed police chief warning people that the feds were coming and assuring them the local cops were there to “…protect the leftists not the federal agents…”

    Charming. Doesn’t all this just make you want to pack up and move to Oregon, home of anarchists and mobs and people who are disgusted by the law?

    But it gets better: “…watch as ICE officers were removing one of the suspects during this saga. They came upon glass on the ground. Rather than make him walk over it with no shoes, they literally picked the man up so he wouldn’t hurt his feet. But it’s described as “ICE drags poor man over broken glass.” The horrified tweet about this phrased it this way: “ICE agents dragged the detainee through gravel and broken glass barefoot. inhumane treatment. “ (No mention on how broken glass happened to be on the ground…)

    BTW, though these two illegals were described by DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cucinell “… each had a history of criminal violent behavior.” the mob was excused for its efforts to obstruct justice because the men were both “long-time Bend residents”.

    Oh. Well, then……

    Let me rephrase my earlier question: “Doesn’t all this just make you want to pack up and move to Oregon, home of anarchists and mobs and people who get a pass on being illegal aliens with histories of violent criminal behavior once they have lived in a community for a “long time” “?

    Is it something in the West Coast water?


    Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel:

    Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel has announced a new “no mugshot” policy for prosecutors working in his office, in an effort to promote equal justice for all.

    For the second time this week and third time in about a month, the Deschutes County District Attorney has filed criminal charges against someone allegedly harassing protesters gathering in Bend.

    “As long as I’m in office, these crimes will always be of the utmost priority,” DA John Hummel told Central Oregon Daily News.

    Thursday, Hummel announced charges against two men, 37-year-old La Pine resident Darrell Goddard and 50-year-old Show Lo, Ariz. resident Robert Thompson for their alleged role in an incident July 11th.

    Earlier this week, Hummel announced harassment charges against 20-year-old Dylan Freville of Bend for allegedly “rolling coal” on people attending a Black Lives Matter rally in May.

    (Purposely causing a diesel engine to produce more dark exhaust than usual is called “rolling coal” and it drives enviros insane, which is why it is so much fun.)

    So Hummel is a card-carrying Lefty, protecting “protesters” and charging diesel truck owners for offending them and being “disgusted” at the sight of federal officers enforcing the law and also, just as a side note, protecting Hummel’s own constituents from criminally violent illegal aliens back in the country after already being deported.

    • Amazona August 13, 2020 / 6:37 pm

      Just curious: If officers have warrants for the arrest of men for various crimes and someone—anyone–tries to interfere with the execution of those warrants and arrest of those men, isn’t that “someone” guilty of obstruction of justice?

      Even if he is the county’s top law enforcement administrator?

  9. Amazona August 13, 2020 / 6:42 pm

    In an article on RedState about the swooning CNN reporter carrying on about how super fabulous wonderful and special Kamala Harris is, “…Trump was portrayed as the evil masked villain who was going to try and use Harris’s race against her.”

    Which leads to the question: Which race will Evil Trump try to use against her? Jamaican? Indian? Or whichever race she is currently identifying with?

    Is “color” a race? You know, as in “Person of Color”?

  10. dbschmidt August 15, 2020 / 8:03 pm

    Not sure how to do this or if it would even be legal but I firmly believe that any person that has ‘public trust’ or above (clearance) should also face double the penalties of normal citizens. Somewhere in the “Ethics and Public Corruption Laws” has to be a multiplier for those that hold, and abuse, public trust.

    Taken, in part, from a site called ‘’ & ‘’, the Primary Purpose of Government is Protecting Life, Liberty & Property. Not only at the Federal level but State and county levels as well. Before I get too far off tract in the “great” NorthWest—I am speaking of the arbiters of double-speak themselves—lawyer’s & Politician’s. I have a few friends that are barristers and even one or two that have a political bent but never have one of these tried to mince weasel words on the public.

    I would like to remove all provisions allowing sitting House and Senate members to lie on the floor or anywhere else for that matter. “It was a debate” is no longer a valid excuse and “he really did not mean to mislead the FBI” is taken at the horse hooey it is and the penalty just doubled.

    If we want (according to the Antifa gang) the US before the US I would like to keep some of the technology from today around for the future. I would be all for public (required by law) hangings every Saturday at a preset time at the city center. Public transportation will be provided—attendance is mandatory—you asked for it—now watch it. If there was anyone hung that was singularly malevolent or public trust liar—bring in the DeFib crash cart so we can hang ‘em high again next weekend. Two drops per A$$hole. Don’t think the spinal cord can handle more.

    Potential added bonus for the young’ens…in particular of the female persuasion – they might come to understand the meaning behind “Well Hung.”

    BTW, hoping VP Pence takes off the kid gloves.

    • Amazona August 17, 2020 / 1:24 pm

      they might come to understand the meaning behind “Well Hung.”

      This reminds me of one of my Word Nazi pet peeves—–the use of the word “hung” to describe the act of hanging by the neck as a punishment. The word is “hanged”. I know, it doesn’t sound right, but that’s the word. That’s why the old death sentence was hanged by the neck until dead. So when I hear the word “hung” to refer to someone who was hanged my mind does go to the cruder context of “hung”—and I don’t always want to go there.

      I’m working with three great teenagers, two of them siblings, and while one seems to have gone to a pretty good school I am always telling the sibs I am ready to sue their school for educational malpractice, So I have taken it upon myself to do what I can to correct some of the things they have not been taught. (“Hanged” and “hung” came up the other day.) After one particular example of ignorance of basic civics (although they all wear their Trump hats they don’t have much of a foundation for their political position) I ordered four copies of Hannity’s new book and informed them we are starting a book club, they will be assigned a chapter and there will be discussion and there will be a test. They call it The Amazona Academy. The books just got here and we won’t work together till later in the week, but in the meantime I have been focusing on things like “hanged” instead of “hung”, etc. They will still spell like alphabet salad till they day they die, they will still be ignorant of literary classics, but by damn they will know and respect the founding of this nation.

      (The generational divide is a little weird for me. When I said my chickens all walk like Mick Jagger, I had to bring up You Tube to show them who Mick Jagger is, and why the chickens remind me of him. That was fun, as it led to a short lesson on boogie woogie.)

  11. dbschmidt August 15, 2020 / 8:23 pm

    Next. Public Unions.

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