Open Thread

The Supreme Court shot down the Texas case – unanimously. This is about how I expected it to go. It shouldn’t have gone that way, but the Court wasn’t going to provide us a way out of this. Politics is always the answer to political problems. Do keep in mind, though, that war is a continuation of politics by another means. If we are sure our loss is due to cheating as the Democrats are convinced that their losses are due to cheating then politics will shift from ballot to cartridge box. It is incumbent upon everyone who wants a democratic Republic to ensure that all future elections are free and fair.

That said: do note that Democrats are already gearing to force Joe out – they’ll get him out over Hunter’s corruption of Joe senility, but they will get him out. He will not see the end of his term in office, come what may. Joe is pliable enough, but the last thing the Democrat powerbrokers want is a President who’s wife and closest aides are the only people allowed to see him.

As China cracks down on Hong Kong dissidents, one person notably silent on it is Pope Francis – likely as a result of the Vatican’s agreement with China, the provisions of which are still not fully known. To be sure, the Pope has said things against China, but it is odd that he hasn’t stood forth on the matters of liberty, and especially as it relates to Chinese Catholics. I have to come down hard on the Pope on this one: no agreement with China is worth this much. My view is that various parts of the Church bureaucracy are in the hands of the same sort of people who run the American and other global bureaucracies: ie, people who are both stupid and bought. China is a menace to human decency and must be excised from the councils of the world.

Speaking of which, the Democrats are practically owned by the Chinese. Don’t crow too much about this as I’ll bet a lot of GOPers are now CCP franchises, as well. What is really astonishing in the chump change which the Chinese buy our leaders with. You’d figure that if you were going to betray the greatest nation in human history, you’d at least want the ChiComs to provide a hot chick, right? Nothing doing: they’re sending us the chicks the CCP leadership rejected. Now we can really see why we went Russia, Russia, Russia this past four years: it was likely paid for and orchestrated by China, which has a vested interest in getting rid of Trump and having something else be America’s bogeyman.

129 thoughts on “Open Thread

    • Amazona December 14, 2020 / 10:43 pm

      You’re the IT guy here, DB—-is it true that printers print codes in what they print that identify the printer? Is that what he said? I am so technically illiterate I actually think my cell phone is a telephone (not, as I am told, a computer with a phone app) so I am not sure I really understood what this guy said about printers. I do think I got most of what he said but I am fascinated by the idea that if fake ballots are found it might be possible to identify the actual printers used to print them.

      • dbschmidt December 15, 2020 / 12:08 pm

        Yes, every printer including those for home use all embed codes into the documents they print. It has been going on for well over 20-years.

        It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers embed in printed documents coded patterns that contain the printer’s serial number, and the date and time the documents were printed. The patterns are made up of dots, less than a millimeter in diameter and a shade of yellow that, when placed on a white background, cannot be detected by the naked eye.

  1. Amazona December 14, 2020 / 10:04 pm

    The CDC silently updated their numbers this week to show that only 6% of all coronavirus deaths were completely due to the coronavirus alone. The rest of the deaths pinned to the China coronavirus are attributed to individuals who had other serious issues going on.

    Also, most of the deaths are very old Americans with co-morbidities.

    • Cluster December 15, 2020 / 7:23 am

      I think the average age of deaths with Covid is around 78 years old, and ironically the current average life expectancy is right near that age too.

      • Retired Spook December 15, 2020 / 8:41 am

        The CDC silently updated their numbers this week to show that only 6% of all coronavirus deaths were completely due to the coronavirus alone.

        That hasn’t changed since their report in August that I mentioned on this blog, so the numbers have remained constant.

        And the Johns Hopkins study that was censored and swept under the rug confirmed that all hospitals and health care officials are really doing is reclassifying other deaths as COVID. The study showed that the number of deaths due to heart attacks, cancer, strokes, etc. have gone down by about the same amount as the number of COVID deaths. Not to down play the seriousness of COVID for someone who is in their 70’s or older who has heart problems, COPD, emphysema, diabetes, or is obese (or even someone younger with the same problems), but they’re using those realities to scare the entire population into complying with various behavioral mandates. Yeah I know — I’m just as shocked as the rest of you.

      • Retired Spook December 15, 2020 / 8:50 am

        BTW, if I were a conspiracy theorist, and knowing how Leftists wish there were fewer people on the planet……………well, I’ll let you all fill in the rest. But it’s pretty clear that, given we’ve already lost 300,000 people, I don’t think letting older people die on purpose a little ahead of their time is much of a stretch. A doctor (a cardiologist, I think) on Laura Ingraham’s show last night said as much, not that elderly patients are not being treated, but that they’re being told not to seek treatment until they’re very ill.

      • dbschmidt December 15, 2020 / 12:20 pm

        Oh, and the best part is, according to my local “news” is that even after the two-injections we still have to wear a mask to be safe. Guess lock downs are going to be the “new normal” as well. Is it just me or is it getting very Venezuela round these parts? After all it is officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela–a socialist paradise.

        Well, if I do move from here…thinking of taking the Airstream to the Fla. / Bama. line and just waiting for the next big windstorm. At least those I know how to deal with.

      • Cluster December 15, 2020 / 1:54 pm

        What does a tornado and a Oklahoma divorce have in common?

        Someone is losing a trailer.

      • dbschmidt December 15, 2020 / 7:05 pm

        Cluster, figured I would get me an American made pair of bright red high-top sneakers. Just in case.

      • Cluster December 16, 2020 / 8:17 am

        Those will help locate you in the debris DB, good thinking hahahaha

  2. Cluster December 15, 2020 / 7:28 am

    Has anyone stopped to notice that Democrats are far more concerned with the lives of murderers and rapists then they are the unborn?

    And how about all the Democrat women’s lectures we’ve been subject to over the years about “my body, my choice”. I guess it’s ok for a woman to kill her unborn baby, but I am suppose to wear a mask to protect people I don’t even know??

  3. Cluster December 15, 2020 / 7:32 am

    I have to laugh at all the RINO’s, NeverTrumpers, Media shills, etc. begging Trump and rebels like us to just concede and unite. Hahahahahaha, oh it’s going to be a long and ugly 4 years for them. After all the bullshit we have put up with for the last 4 years, payback is going to be EPIC.

    If they thought they we civilly disobedient, hold my beer.

  4. Cluster December 15, 2020 / 7:40 am

    Aww yes, poetic justice. Soon, those oppressed black millionaires in the NFL who kneel for equality may soon get equality … equality of pay that is as their exorbitant salaries will soon be taken away after they destroyed their league in the name of social justice

    The TV ratings for the National Football League this year have been so bad that networks are reportedly slashing advertisement prices and giving away commercial time to keep advertisers happy.”TV networks are feeling the strains of disappointing NFL ratings, as they are forced to restructure deals with advertisers to make up for the smaller audience, and their opportunity to make money off remaining games during the lucrative holiday season narrows,” the Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend

    • Retired Spook December 15, 2020 / 8:52 am


  5. Cluster December 15, 2020 / 8:54 am

    Democrat governed cities across this country are financially imploding due to tyrannical Covid lockdowns and Antifa violence, with the added benefit of uncontrolled homeless populations and human feces in the streets yet Democrats across the country are currently celebrating the installation of demented pedophile as POTUS. You can’t make this shit up.

    • Retired Spook December 15, 2020 / 8:57 am

      Too bad that’s too big to fit on a bumper sticker. Maybe billboards.

    • Retired Spook December 15, 2020 / 11:13 am

      Are you excited about having a senile old white dude who’s plagiarized his way through life and likes to fondle little girls as your president?

    • crewman4238 December 15, 2020 / 11:25 am

      Dude. You have no room to talk. You supported a man who gloated about grabbing women by the pussy because he could. Who gleefully ripped off working people with Trump University. Who paid off a porn actress to keep quiet about have sex with him while his own wife was nursing their child. Who is currently in court defending himself against rape allegations (and who tried to get the United States Department of Justice to defend him on that charge). Who gloats about walking into the dressing room of the Miss Teen pageant while the contestants are unclothed. Who was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Michael Cohen criminal charges. Who spends more time watching TV than he does reading his security briefs. Who faked an injury to avoid service to his country. You get the picture.

      Now Amazona will dutifully delete this post…

      • Amazona December 15, 2020 / 12:59 pm

        I see that crewboy is still obsessed with me. His incessant bleating of “Amazona, look at me! Pay attention to me!” is pretty pathetic.

        1. Trump never bragged about grabbing a woman by the genitals. Anyone interested in the truth could have listened to more of the tape, and/or read the transcript, and this has been pointed out so many times, with the salient points actually quoted, that the only reason to ignore it is a blind dedication to dishonesty.

        2. Many people got a lot of benefit from Trump University. Those who didn’t, didn’t. The same thing is true of every single educational program, weight loss program, real estate investment program, etc.

        3. Yes, he did have a sexual encounter with a consenting adult who later appeared to want to blackmail him with this admittedly sordid event, and yes, he did pay her off. Neither is illegal. The whole “nursing his child” thing is just something the slavering Left added to the fact that Trump did this while his wife was pregnant.. On the other hand, Joe Biden carried on a sexual relationship with the wife of a friend, a woman who was babysitting his children, and then cooked up a wholly dishonest lie about how he “met” Jill, supposedly on a darling Cute Meet “blind date”. This is part of Joe’s pattern of reinventing his history, like his foul and dishonest lie that the man involved in the accident that killed Joe’s first wife was drunk at the time. This ruined the poor man’s life and was a vicious, and constantly repeated, lie.

        4 Aside from your editorial interpretation of Trump’s comment about walking through dressing rooms at beauty pageants, dressing rooms which by the way never offered any privacy to anyone and which were entered by many people during the course of a pageant, Trump never grabbed the breast of any of these girls and certainly never forced the hand, or head, of any of them into his crotch. But there are videos of Joe Biden doing those very things to young girls while he was administering oaths of office to family members.

        5. Michael Cohen is a hero to the Left when he lies to try to smear Trump and a goat to them when he doesn’t. Nothing came of any such “indictment” which is only an accusation, just as impeachment is an accusation. On the other hand, Joe Biden was under investigation by the government of Ukraine for fraud and corruption associated with his abuse of power as vice president of the United States, an investigation that was only dropped when it looked like the Left might be successful in stealing the U.S. election and installing him in the White House.

        6. Claiming that Trump “faked an injury to avoid service to his country” is just another of your lies. Trump had, and probably still has, some bone abnormalities in his foot or feet that the military felt disqualified him from military service. These are referred to in some posts as bone spurs. The military disqualifies many people for conditions of the foot that might interfere with the need to do long marches, or even with the ability to wear standard military footwear. I had a friend who was disqualified for having a plantar’s wart on his foot. It would probably be more legitimate and accurate to claim that Biden faked an asthma attack or lied about having asthma as teenager, but in any case he was disqualified for service because he allegedly had asthma “as a teenager”. After five (5) student draft deferments. BTW, it would be unusual to develop asthma as a teenager and then have it disappear in adulthood, conveniently after being used as an excuse to get out of serving his country. When asthma goes away, sometimes that’s because it wasn’t there in the first place says Harvard Health Publishing.

        7. No one knows how much time Trump spends watching TV.

        We all get the picture, all right. You lie, you lie again, you parrot lies, you wallow in lies, you swallow lies and then bring them up because you liked the taste so much and want to chew on them some more, you base your life on lies, and you cherish your lies because they fit in so perfectly with the kind of person you are. You are so indifferent to the scorn and contempt you generate in the people you persist in hounding with your lies that you don’t even care that your lies are not only blatant but have been repeatedly debunked and proved to be lies. All that matters to you is trying to smear someone even though you have to smear yourself even more to do so.

        Funny how you are so sure you have inside information about me and my amazing powers yet you didn’t even know I am a woman till Spook told you so. Funny how you seem to think that I am not only a blog administrator but that I am the only administrator who could edit the blog or find you repellent. But what is really funny. in a sad and pathetic way, is how important I have become to you, occupying such a large space in a mind that is a very unpleasant place to be, filled as it is with blind hatred and devotion to it and the lies it takes to support it.

    • Retired Spook December 15, 2020 / 11:36 am

      As usual, you didn’t answer the question. Are you excited about having Biden as President? It’s a simple yes or no.

    • Retired Spook December 15, 2020 / 11:58 am

      You obviously have a different definition of “mess” than I do. Are you referring to Operation Warp Speed that cut through bureaucratic red tape that produced a mobilized response unlike anything seen since WW2 and produced a vaccine in less than a year? That mess? Or are you referring to the rise in wages between 2017 and 2020 that was more than double the rise in the combined 16 years of Bush 43 and Obama? That mess? Or are you referring to unemployment numbers for minorities that were the lowest on record? That mess? Maybe you’re referring to Trump’s massive repeal of job-killing regulations that Obama so gleefully (to use your word) put on the U.S. economy. That mess? Or are you referring to the 3 Middle East peace accords that resulted in 3 Nobel Peace Prize nominations for Trump? That mess? Perhaps you’re referring to the defeat of ISIS and the elimination of three of the world’s most dangerous terrorists. Is that the mess you’re referring to? I know! It’s that Trump is the first president to stand up to China. I’m betting that’s the mess that really has you bummed out.

      All Harris and Biden are going to do is reconstitute the mess that trump inherited from Obama.

      • Amazona December 15, 2020 / 1:52 pm

        The Left had to go nuclear on Trump, because he had already done so much damage to their infrastructure within the government that another four years could set them back several decades. While Trump was pretending to throw a ball so the howling mob could frantically go looking for it he was quietly and efficiently changing things. He slashed the huge bloated budgets of federal agencies that were acting as extra-Constitutional legislative bodies, making laws and regulations without the participation or even oversight of Congress, and got rid of some of the political appointees embedded in those agencies who served the Deep State and not the people. He got a start on undermining the power structure of Washington DC by moving a couple of agencies away from the Beltway, and would no doubt have done the same to others. While most of the public was unaware of what was happening, the Left recognized this guerilla warfare on it and its structures and how successful it was, and panicked.

        A main argument against the consolidation of power is that when power is centralized corruption then finds it easier to operate, while decentralized authority means corruption has to pick and choose where it will try to do its dirty work. This is why the Founders gave the federal government so little power, and left most of it in the hands of the states, or the people—they wanted power distributed among the states so corruption, which always exists, would have to spread out or focus on just a few states. Trump understood this, and he worked to return the nation back to its original concept of decentralized power. This was a huge threat to the Left.

        The Left responded, as it always does, with a massive smear campaign, knowing that its core base cares only about the most salacious and nasty things they can be fed and then regurgitate. The Left knows full well that its base seeks out and cherishes the very things the rest of the nation reject, so they pumped up their Propaganda Machine—AKA the Agenda Media—and flooded the nation with vile, vicious and wholly false narratives. Which, of course, the drooling minions lapped up and recirculated. While the lies and appeals to ignorance, hatred and stupidity did some damage, the most damage was due to the suppression of facts about the Trump victories and successes. This suppression led to the bizarre and unfathomable fact that about half of those who voted against Trump were most influenced by the conviction he had not “done enough” when we were hit with the Covid-19 virus.

        The Left has proved that it is impossible to underestimate the stupidity and gullibility of about half of the America public, which to this day remains ignorant of what Trump did for them, for the nation and for the world. You cited a very partial list of those accomplishments.

        Yesterday Herr Commandant Polis, who is running Stalag Colorado with an iron fist, gushed that “this vaccine will mean the end of the epidemic”. Any bets on how many of these Lefties will give Trump credit for using his vast knowledge of business and negotiations to push the development of this vaccine in record time? I’m going to say zero.

        I have learned that several grass-roots organizations are putting together media outreach efforts and I am going to try to reach a couple of them with ideas I have. One thing I hope will happen is making anti-Trump voters realize that they were lied to, manipulated and used, through lies and through their Identity Politics movement that trivialized voting and turned it into a Mean Girls popularity contest where only bad things were said about one side and all negative truths about the other side were either suppressed or distorted.

    • Cluster December 15, 2020 / 12:14 pm

      crewboy … don’t you have some makeup to put on

    • Cluster December 15, 2020 / 12:17 pm

      So crewfuck supports partial birth abortion, endless wars, and tyrannical lockdowns but is concerned about covid deaths.

      What a dumbass little fuck

  6. Cluster December 15, 2020 / 12:19 pm

    I fired another Democrat today !!! Making Democrats lives miserable one at a time. These next 4 years are going to be fun

  7. Retired Spook December 15, 2020 / 12:24 pm

    Almost everything you’ve said is either a lie or a gross distortion of the facts. Just as an example, the people who are unemployed owe that to the governors in their respective states, not to anything Trump did or didn’t do.

    I’m talking about the fact that almost all of Africa’s 54 countries has registered fewer deaths from COVID-19 in nine months than the U.S. now suffers each day.

    That’s the only good point you made. Ironically the reason for it kind of backfires on you, since it’s due primarily to the fact that Hydroxychloroquine is over-the-counter in sub-Saharan Africa because of Malaria. You do remember when Trump was ridiculed for suggesting that Hydroxychloroquine showed promise in reducing the severity of COVID when used early? Yeah, he was shouted down by the “experts.” So it’s actually the “experts” and their willing accomplices in the media who are responsible for many of the deaths.

    I’m sure all your garbage talking points play in some circles — not here. If that’s the best you’ve got then I’m not going to waste any more time on you.

    • Retired Spook December 15, 2020 / 12:25 pm

      Well, I guess Crewboy has left the building.

      • Retired Spook December 15, 2020 / 12:35 pm

        Two things: Why does she ask me to explain my support of Biden when she knows she’s just going to delete my post?

        She didn’t. I’m the one who asked you that?

        Second, why does she lie about deleting posts?

        I have administrative authority, and I can tell you unequivocally that Amazona is not deleting your posts. She hasn’t had administrative authority for 3 or 4 years. And it’s not me either. I rather like your posts showcasing you as a steaming pile of colossal ignorance. My guess is that it’s Mark or Matt or someone they’ve designated that I don’t know about. Regardless, the reason they’re deleted is pretty obvious — they don’t add anything to the conversation.

        BTW, how did RGRG2 and BunkerBoy morph into Crewman4238?

    • Amazona December 15, 2020 / 2:33 pm

      The knee-jerk reaction in opposition to Trump’s comment about hydroxychloroquine had some states banning its prescription for Covid-19 (by governor edict, BTW, not legislature action) and some pharmacies refusing to fill HCQ prescriptions. I have wondered, and just yesterday heard a medical expert speculate, on how many lives were lost due to Leftist refusal to accept that President Trump was right about something.

      If we ever get back to having a free and open government (that is, not run by the Left) this is one area I think calls for investigation. Headlines in Agenda Media howled, “It will KILL you!!!!” The anti-HCQ reaction was so intense, so over the top, it was amazing to watch. Merely commenting on the proven safety of HCQ was enough to get people banned from Facebook, deleted from Twitter and attacked mercilessly.

      And people suffered needlessly, and died, so the Left could attack Trump and claim he was stupid or reckless or whatever.

  8. Retired Spook December 15, 2020 / 12:57 pm

    Well, this is something I never thought I’d see.

    U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is investigating the origins of the Russia investigation, is “adding additional prosecutors” to his investigative team, a signal that his probe is expanding even as the Trump administration comes to a close.


    In late October, outgoing Attorney General William Barr secretly appointed Durham special counsel, essentially blocking Biden’s administration from obstructing or interfering with the investigation, which is criminal in nature.

    • Retired Spook December 15, 2020 / 1:47 pm

      And, in spite of Mitch’s civility, the Donkeys will spit in his face.

  9. Amazona December 15, 2020 / 2:10 pm

    More on the “baseless” observations of election interference:

    Psychologist and search engine expert Dr. Robert Epstein appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight yesterday to reveal his findings on Google’s search manipulation in the 2020 election, which Epstein claims could have shifted a minimum of six million votes in one direction.

    “The bottom line at the moment is that these manipulations, the ones that we’ve so far quantified, could easily have shifted at least six million votes in just one direction. That’s the bare minimum at this point, that I’m confident. The maximum we haven’t even begun to estimate that yet because we have so much data to look at.”


    “The left-wing news media didn’t just poison the information environment with their incessantly negative coverage of President Trump going into the 2020 election.

    “They also refused to give airtime to important arguments of the Republican campaign — both pro-Trump and anti-Biden — which meant millions of voters cast their ballots knowing only what the media permitted them to know about the candidates….

    “(T)he Media Research Center…tested…(swing state) voters’ knowledge of eight news stories — all important topics that our ongoing analysis had shown the liberal news media had failed to cover properly.

    We found that a huge majority (82%) of Biden voters were unaware of at least one of these key items, with five percent saying they were unaware of all eight of the issues we tested.

    “This lack of information proved crucial: One of every six Biden voters we surveyed (17%) said they would have abandoned the Democratic candidate had they known the facts about one or more of these news stories.

    “A shift of this magnitude would have changed the outcome in all six of the swing states won by Joe Biden, and Donald Trump would have comfortably won a second term as president.”

    And despite ALL of that – Trump still won. Until the post-Election Day heist by Biden, Inc.

  10. Cluster December 15, 2020 / 2:33 pm

    Why aren’t more people dead? The demented pedophile told us that 250,000 more people would die by the first of the year and dammit I am holding him to that. We need to see more dead people in ICU’s

  11. Cluster December 16, 2020 / 8:30 am

    So it’s time to hold the CCP Democrats to their own rules and standards:

    My body, my choice or Keep your hands off my body

    No masks, no vaccines. If a woman has the right to kill her baby, I retain the right to expose people I don’t even know to my viruses.

    No Justice, No Peace

    There is more than enough evidence to indict the Biden family. Raise hell until they do

    Believe all women or #MeToo

    OK, well then let’s begin to crucify Andrew Cuomo and Joe Biden. I heard Joe Biden was in a rape chain and Tara Reade was the victim. The accusation alone is enough to warrant an investigation.

    No blood for oil

    The pedophile will get us into another armed conflict. Make him pay for that

    Never let a crisis go to waste

    We are definitely in a crisis, so all options on the table. And I mean ALL options

    Defund the Police

    This will be the funnest. Let’s continue this movement and strip away the last layer of protection soy boys have against pissed off conservatives.

  12. Cluster December 16, 2020 / 8:38 am

    I think this has to be said too …. any man who has the physical prowess of a 12 year old girl, should never lead anyone, or have any authority and of course this includes Dr. Fauci, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Pete Buttigieg, and the entire payroll of men at CNN and MSNBC.

    • Cluster December 16, 2020 / 2:15 pm

      I served time on top of your mother

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