Open Thread

The Afghanistan debacle just gets worse and worse – to me, Team Pudding Brain has made the calculation that the worst thing, for them, is American forces engaged in a bloody shoot out rescuing Americans. Too much risk in that for them – it might fail. Lots of people would die and if its ends up being lots of Americans, even worse for them politically. I don’t know quite what they’ll do now that we lost a dozen – though my bet is they’re hoping there won’t be any more. It seems pretty clear, at this moment, that we’re out on the 31st, come what may…and if you’re an American or ally still in country on the 1st, too bad, so sad.

This is, of course, to be charged entirely to Biden. He should resign and be impeached if he doesn’t. Neither will happen. He is a disgrace such as America has never seen before…and, yes, I realize he’s senile but nobody forced him in his lucid moments to do this. And his close family and friends could have had a little sense instead of merely licking their chops over the graft they’d have at their feet.

In a bit of good news, the eviction moratorium was struck down. The dirty secret in that moratorium was how it was driving small landlords out with their properties being picked up by massive corporate entities who can carry the freight of government mandates (and lobby for bail outs when things go south). My sister-in-law has to find a new place to live because her landlord sold all 13 of his properties. He’s out: too much of a hassle.

Now, we need to go a little further here. We can’t stop forever and everywhere Democrats trying to score cheap “fight for the little guy” points by doing things like the moratorium. So, we need very specific, federal laws which say that things like an eviction moratorium are a “taking” under the Constitution. Moratorium to your little heart’s content, liberal areas: but you’re going to pony up every cent. Not just the rent, itself, but the cost to the landlord for repairs, taxes, insurance…every penny involved in that property which you prohibited the landlord from making money off us is now on you, liberals. And to really twist the knife in, we should do everything we can to make such payments show up in liberal tax bills…spelled out, as it were, so they can see it happening in real time. You want to help the homeless? Cool. What a great thing – but now you’re not going to shove that burden of your white guilt onto everyone. We’ll place a tax on your favorite cars, booze, coffee…anything we can find on the high end side of liberal pleasure gets a tax…and the line with the charge on it will say “help the homeless” or “pay for the rent moratorium” or “college for illegal immigrants.”

The cop who killed Ashli Babbitt is in the process of being turned into a MSM hero. We can’t know the full details because no real investigation of the shooting was carried out…but from what I can tell, it didn’t look like he had a lot of justification for shooting. Mostly keep in mind – as a Twitter wag noted – that the people making him a hero are the same people who brought you Afghanistan.

Harvard’s chaplain is an atheist. Seriously: what is the point?

86 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Cluster August 30, 2021 / 1:59 pm

    I’ve been saying this for months now … and it’s 100% true. The Chinese have so much dirt on Joe that he will do whatever they ask

    The tragedy and catastrophe that just happened in Afghanistan is more proof positive of my contention- President Biden, his family, and his Democrat puppet handlers are China-owned. They are doing China’s bidding.

  2. Retired Spook August 30, 2021 / 2:07 pm

    Anyone else perplexed by the data on COVID? The CDC is reporting that over 50% of Americans have been vaccinated and that another 35% of Americans have had COVID, and yet cases are exploding, ICUs are at capacity, bodies are piling up in the streets (OK, I made that part up) and the sky is falling. Doesn’t pass the smell test, IMO.

    • Cluster August 30, 2021 / 4:18 pm

      It never has passed the smell test in my opinion. Last year when AZ was reported to be a hot spot with no ICU beds available, a local guy was on Facebook live and went to Chandler Regional Hospital (a big area hospital) and walked into the ER and NO ONE was there. He walked up to the nurse on duty and started to ask a question but she quickly hid. It’s just more fear peddling by the media.

      Now I have known two women who have died. One was in and out of the hospital quite regularly because of her asthma, and the other was a severely overweight woman who drank quite a lot so both of them were not exactly in the “good health” category to begin with, so there is some legitimacy to Covid, but not near the level the media and government want us to believe

      • Retired Spook August 30, 2021 / 6:14 pm

        We’ve been lied to by our government and their allies in the media for as long as I can remember, but never to the extent that we’ve been lied to about COVID.

      • Amazona August 31, 2021 / 11:32 am

        One of the figures I hope will eventually be investigated and made public is how many people died because of the refusal to use any drug that had been praised by President Trump. Remember, some governors issued edicts that hydroxychloroquine could not be prescribed in their states. Many pharmacies simply refused to honor prescriptions. Maybe these deaths should be attributed to TDS rather than Covid—but the Agenda Media and the lemmings who acted on the false information they provided all have blood on their hands.

        It’s taken years to tally the deaths attributed to Stalin, to Hitler, to Pol Pot, et al. I hope it won’t take that long to come up with a figure for the unnecessary deaths caused by the American Left.

    • Amazona August 31, 2021 / 11:28 am

      The 35% aren’t getting re-infected and the claim is that even when the vaccinated people get re-infected the symptoms are much less severe. So is the story that the ICUs are now swamped by the remaining 15% who are suddenly dropping like flies? This doesn’t even take into account the number of people who have had Covid but were never tested so don’t show up in any statistic, including those who never had any symptoms, or those who just had natural immunity without being infected.

      I know math is racist and all, but maybe this is a good time to just go for it, indulge your inner racist and do some calculating.

      • Amazona September 1, 2021 / 11:28 am

        Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., told Newsmax that the scientific data, including 88 studies that he reviewed, does not support the idea masks are effective in warding off COVID-19 infection.

        ”I would point out that most of the countries in the European Union are not using masks either,” Marshall, an obstetrician, said Tuesday

        …..Marshall said he asked Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, and top experts at the CDC why they are not lifting restrictions on those that have had the virus and recovered.

        ”I think the natural immunity provides better protection of then the vaccines do,” Marshall said. ”Our friends in Israel published a study last week that shows that natural immunity is probably 10 times better protection than the vaccines are, so natural immunity works, but it doesn’t fit their narrative.

        ”They want to be in control of you. That’s my only guess that I can figure out.

  3. Cluster August 31, 2021 / 9:16 am

    It should be noted that Biden just handed over a half a million AK47’s to violent criminals without one single background check. And how long before we send in our pregnant women to fight this battle? Maybe our resident Biden fans, Rico and Casper can answer that one. Of course they are probably trying to figure what pronouns they want to go by, and working on their next Tik Tok video.

    Re: yesterday’s photo – I am not sure what was more disturbing; the picture of our honorable fallen Marines being laid to rest, or our weak political and military leaders wearing masks. Do you really trust men who wear masks to protect you? If they are afraid of a virus, what else do they run from?

    • Retired Spook August 31, 2021 / 10:06 am

      Re: yesterday’s photo – I am not sure what was more disturbing; the picture of our honorable fallen Marines being laid to rest, or our weak political and military leaders wearing masks

      Or Gropy McSenile looking at his watch.

    • Amazona August 31, 2021 / 11:34 am

      How about those photos of our Black Hawk being used to hang someone accused of working with Americans? The pictures of a body being dangled from OUR helicopter over the streets of Kabul are part of the Biden Heritage.

  4. Amazona August 31, 2021 / 10:02 am

    Yet another outrage and hearbreaking photo out of Afghanistna—row upon row of dog crates, filled with dogs used by American military and abandoned at the airport, with empty water bottles lying around as proof that SOMEONE has been trying to at least give these poor animals water.

    US Contract Working Dogs Abandoned at Kabul Airport After Last Plane Left

    • Retired Spook August 31, 2021 / 10:33 am

      I would have saved the dogs BEFORE some of the State Department people, but then I like dogs 100 times more than I do bureaucrats.

      • Amazona August 31, 2021 / 11:05 am

        Leaving these dogs behind was another State Department decision.

        These people are so despicable they should be run out of office. I think this photo of the abandoned dogs should be a major campaign photo for 2022 and 2024, as an example of cruel heartlessness and arrogance of the Left and its disdain for the suffering it causes.

        In true American fashion—that is, like TRUE Americans do—people are working to fix what the government broke and trying to get these dogs out.

        In the meantime, poor Blinken ain’t blinkin’ as he gives his deadeye stare and scurries away from the press. Of course he looks stunned—–his arrogance and stupidity just jumped up and slapped him upside the head, and he is realizing that there are actual duties and responsibilities that are part of his job.

  5. Retired Spook August 31, 2021 / 10:18 am

    • Amazona September 1, 2021 / 7:40 pm

      I wonder how this works. They can’t just pick a handful of people and give them money to not shoot people based on the perception that they seem to be the kinds of people who shoot people—that would be profiling, and we all know how totally unacceptable and racist that is.

      Maybe there is a registry—you call in, give your number and say you are thinking of shooting someone if you don’t get paid not to, and then someone rushes to wherever you are with a check.

      No, not a check, because you need a photo ID to cash a check and we all know that shooter types aren’t smart enough to get photo IDs. Obviously cash, or deposits made to their EBT card accounts. And will not getting paid to not shoot someone become an acceptable defense when someone is tried for shooting someone? (As if THAT’S likely to happen!)

      It’s like there is a contest on the Left for stupid ideas. Why not just admit the truth and advertise it as a program for people who have to be bribed to act like normal decent human beings?

      • Jeremiah September 2, 2021 / 12:35 am

        The Left loves to spend other peoples money.

      • Jeremiah September 2, 2021 / 12:55 am

        University: “Sir, we need $1 billion to study the pros and cons of (name a chemical) on the human body”

        President: “Request granted”


        President: “well, what did you find out?”

        University: “Sir, we find no pros and cons of (name chemical) and its effects on the human body” “Sir, we need another $1.5 billion to come to a determination on the effects of such and such on the human body”

        Congress/the President: Granted!

        Now you know the location of that giant sucking sound, and where all that money is going.

        Billions and billions of dollars are spent to enrich university and college professors all across the country, most of whom supports communist government.

        So look at California, San Francisco, instead of locking up criminals, they rather take and spend your hard-earned money give it to them.

        Everything is increasingly geared toward becoming a communist country.

  6. Amazona September 1, 2021 / 7:19 pm

    People in New Orleans are “struggling to find food and drinking water”.

    Here’s an idea even a Democrat might be able to understand: Find a weather prediction site —there has to be one somewhere—–and inform people that a hurricane is coming and that when it arrives there will be no food, no water and no power. That way hundreds of thousands of people might not be taken by surprise and completely bumfuddled by the sudden, unexpected, appearance of wind and rain and flooding and the inability to go shopping.

    Just a suggestion…..

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