Open Thread

No surprise that Milley may have been involved in coup activities against Trump. The bottom line is that pretty much everyone in the Executive Branch was working against him from Day One. They won’t tolerate an outsider. What this means is that if we secure the White House in 2024 – no matter who it is – mass firings must be the first order of business.

I know that a lot of the people in the Executive Branch have civil service protection – but those who can’t be fired have to be reassigned to sorting paper clips or something. They can’t be involved in forming or even knowing about Administration policy. And if we get a trifecta, then we have to make it so that all Executive Branch employees serve at the pleasure of the President. I get the idea behind 19th century Civil Service reform. The old “spoils system” was rotten to the core. But a system where supposedly apolitical career bureaucrats undermine a President they don’t like is worse than the most corrupt spoils system you can imagine. A corrupt crony of the President installed into office can be immediately removed when discovered – a civil service protected traitor can’t be. We elect the President to be absolute ruler of the Executive Branch. All Executive power is vested in the President. There is nobody else who has federal Executive power. Given this, only the person we, the people, place into the office may exercise discretionary power. Everyone else has to follow orders, or get out.

The Chinese just blew up 15 high rises which had sat empty for a decade. Mark it, folks: just as everything in the MSM about the United States is a lie, so is everything about China. We don’t really know the shape of the world because what is actually happening is buried under a mountain of lies. The lies are designed with varied purposes – but the general purpose is to increase the wealth and power of the Global Ruling Class, of which China’s Ruling Class is now the leading member. The bad news: we don’t know what disaster may suddenly explode upon the world because so many lies are being told.

I’ve discerned a new sort of Social Media Bot. Anyone who spends any time on Facebook or Twitter knows the normal Bot: someone paid to just mouth whatever is the Conventional Wisdom of the day. These bots are easy to spot: they usually follow a lot of people and have few followers. Because they aren’t real people. They don’t interact: they just post what they’re paid to post or argue mindlessly the point they’re paid to make. But now I see another type: harder to spot as they do genuinely interact and so can seem to be real people. But they still are part of the control system. Some of them will be Debbie Downers: always saying there’s no point, we can’t win. Others demanding purity on one issue and demanding that anyone who disagrees be blacklisted. Others stir up intramural fights. All three of them will usually be found to eventually be asking for money for something: the Cause, or the book they are writing, or some such. Have to be wary when on social media: as for me, most of my social media is done on Twitter. My block list has gone past 21,000. It is the way to keep it sane and ensure that I’m able to discuss things with real people.

LA County is going for vaccine passports. It is inevitable in any Democrat controlled area – especially after the recall failed (it failed because the Dems massive registration advantage combined with the GOP not finding a message which resonated: silver lining is that Latino voters continue to shift GOP, especially males…who in CA voted nearly identical to white males; Jose ain’t fond of Pronouns, “Latinx” and bums defecating on the sidewalk). The Democrats believe their talisman for victory is Covid fear-mongering. And if not victory, at least limiting the losses next year. If Pudding Brain is under 50% next November, it probably means 20+ House seats lost…and the lower into the 40s he goes, the worse…but the calculation seems to be that if they can keep up the fear and keep it tribal, they can limit their losses in the Purple areas.

44 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Cluster September 16, 2021 / 9:24 am

    The link below is not for the faint of heart … brace yourself because you might start to think that the “experts” in the United States Government is lying:

    Re: the downer and puritan bots … Leftists infiltrate their enemies to sow division and destroy. Their intent is never to improve the lives of people, but to destroy their adversaries and in this vain, they are exactly like Islam extremists. The problem with conservatives is that we are too f***king nice and they use that against us. Conservatives actually have a moral compass and that again is used against us. Look at what the leftist military deep state has done … nearly brought this country to civil war but do they care? Not one bit. The Democrat Left has already shown us what lengths they will go to to seize power and destroy their domestic adversaries (shutting down the economy, destroying our childrens lives, burning down inner cities, cheating in elections, etc), while conservatives just hope to keep their business open and win the mid terms fair and square. Conservatives are going to have match the intensity of the left if we are going to turn this around.

    • Amazona September 16, 2021 / 10:28 am

      One of the comments to your linked article said:

      Consider the following figures- US Total deaths by year per CDC:
      2013: 2,596,993
      2014: 2,626,418
      2015: 2,712,630
      2016: 2,744,248
      2017: 2,813,503
      2018: 2,839,205
      2019: 2,855,000
      2020: as of 11/14 total deaths= 2,512,880
      At present the US is experiencing a 1.12% increase in
      overall mortality rates for 2020- not good- pandemicky numbers to be sure.
      However, last year, 2019, there was also a 1.12% increase. Did we miss a
      pandemic in 2019? But wait it’s even “scarier”-
      2018 saw a 1.22% increase in mortality rates,
      2017 saw a 1.24% increase,
      2016 1.27% increase,
      2015 1.27% increase,
      2014 1.29% increase- all exceeding 2020’s increase in mortality
      rate– so does this mean we have had pandemics for the last 7 years?

      My favorite of the comments:

      We have already witnessed several miracles. Covid has eradicated the flu and flu deaths while curtailing many other forms of death like pneumonia. While the covid death jab is curing stupidity and gullibility with a fairly high success rate.

  2. Amazona September 16, 2021 / 10:41 am

    if they can keep up the fear and keep it tribal, they can limit their losses in the Purple areas.

    They are also working on gaming the system. I’m sure Colorado is not the only state where Dems are trying to eliminate Republican seats by folding conservative-leaning districts into highly populated Leftist districts. In Colorado, conservative firebrand Lauren Boebert is upsetting the Leftist poohbahs so the state is trying to change districting boundaries so her rural district far to the west of the Continental Divide will be included in the urban and strongly Leftist district miles to the east of the Divide, which happens to include Liberal Boulder. This kind of finagling is just another kind of election manipulation, and I have a feeling it is going on in those purple states you mention.

  3. Amazona September 16, 2021 / 10:47 am

    If Pudding Brain is under 50% next November, it probably means 20+ House seats lost…

    I’m thinking the Dems have a tough call to make, nearing the midterms. On one hand, if they replace Biden with Harris before he has served out two full years, she would only be able to run for one additional term (not that anyone thinks she would have a chance anyway) but if they pull Biden close to the midterms they can campaign on the idea that they have turned things around, there’s a new leader, no one needs to vote against what Biden did because he’s gone now, etc.

    Don’t be surprised if the 2022 October Surprise is a President Harris and Dems run on a Clean Slate ticket, based on supporting the new president and giving her a chance. I’m thinking her low profile now is her version of Biden’s Basement Campaign, just keeping her out of the spotlight so she can’t say or do anything that can be used against her.

  4. Amazona September 16, 2021 / 10:58 am

    On Monday, an international group of vaccine experts, including officials from both the FDA and the WHO, published an article that states that there is no evidence suggesting that the general population needs to get vaccine booster shots.

    In Singapore, a 16-year-old boy who suffered a heart attack just days after getting the Pfizer vaccine was just awarded a $225,000 settlement from the Singapore government—after they determined that what happened to him was very likely an adverse reaction to the shot.

    Meanwhile, in America, the director of the CDC just announced that they are in the process of approving the vaccine for children aged 11 to 15 years old.

    And FINALLY a hint of intelligence starting to peek through the cloud of propaganda:

    Lastly, a hospital system in Michigan just released a statement saying that if workers can prove that they have natural immunity—meaning that they have their own, natural antibodies—then they are not subject to the vaccine mandate.

  5. Amazona September 16, 2021 / 11:23 am

    From an interview with Dr. Robert Malone. Keep in mind he is talking about a lot of basic science known to scientists, yet ignored by the CDC. (emphasis mine)

    The concern is that by deploying vaccines broadly, the same basic vaccine, all these genetic vaccines, all employ spike as an antigen, for driving the whole human race towards a common endpoint. And we’re driving the virus, that’s infesting us to evolve to escape that common endpoint. And there is a risk that at some point in time, we may have basically a superbug evolve, which will now evade that immune response.

    Now, an example that your listenership may understand better is the idea of antibiotic resistance. When we deploy antibiotics unnecessarily and very widely, we know that we develop antibiotic resistant bacteria. The same concept applies in vaccinology with viruses.

    So what would happen? Should we have an emergent super virus that is able to evade the spike vaccines, it is likely that it would cause disease in those that have only received the vaccine as opposed to those that have had natural infection and have much broader immune responses. And it would place those that have primarily relied on the vaccine for protection that are at high risk of disease and death—in other words, the susceptible and elderly.

    Suddenly their first liner of defense falls away because the vaccines are no longer effective. And so the risk is, with this universal vaccination strategy, by driving the development of viruses that are able to evade the immune responses elicited by the vaccines that we risk creation of virus strains that are able to evade that.

    And paradoxically, the people that it will put at risk are the very people that need the vaccine the most, which is our elders and those that have pre-existing medical conditions and morbid obesity. So the logic is, vaccinate those. Reserve the vaccine for just them and don’t vaccinate the general population that are at extremely low risk—fraction of a fraction of a percent.

  6. Cluster September 16, 2021 / 12:10 pm

    In my opinion, every single school teacher across the country needs to be fired. And every single teacher organization or union, needs to be eliminated. Then, we can start over and hire smart independent teachers who will put STEM education and the well being of our children first.

    • Amazona September 16, 2021 / 12:39 pm

      I’d start with firing every principal and then rehiring those who believe in actual education and commit to sorting out the Leftist radical indoctrination types. I also like the strategy of telling school boards and/or principals and/or teachers to either resign, if they have promoted distributing porn to students, or be prosecuted.

  7. Cluster September 16, 2021 / 4:42 pm

    Americans have become monumentally stupid …

    Yup, that’s right. She was vaccinated, caught Covid, died, and now her family blames the unvaccinated .. who are all still alive. I still think that the unvaccinated, myself included, should be required to wear a star on their lapel so we can be identified. I wonder if that’s ever been done before.

    And yes, I applaud the Mayor of that town who asked members of the local school board of education to resign or face child pornography charges. Well done

    • Amazona September 16, 2021 / 8:54 pm

      But….but…but…she might have caught it from another vaccinated person, as being vaccinated obviously doesn’t mean you can’t catch the virus, and SCIENCE says even the vaxxed can carry and transmit the virus. So why pick on the unvaxxed?

      Sounds like bigotry to me, pure and simple. Not inclusive at all.

    • Amazona September 16, 2021 / 9:01 pm

      To sum it up:

      We don’t know how many people have died solely because of Covid
      We don’t know how many people have died because Covid exacerbated other serious health conditions
      We don’t know how many people have died because their Covid was mistreated
      We don’t know how many people have died because for political reasons (not wanting Trump to be associated in any way with any productive approach to Covid) effective treatments were forbidden or withheld
      We don’t know how many people have died whose deaths were attributed to Covid without even being tested, much less testing positive
      We don’t know how many people have even HAD Covid
      We don’t know how many people have died because they had a bad reaction to a vaccine
      We don’t know how many people have died from or even with Covid even after getting the vaccine
      We don’t know how much protection vaccines provide
      We don’t know how long this protection might last
      We don’t know how many varieties of the virus the vaccines will or might protect against

      Sounds like way too many We don’t knows to be running around forcing people to take an injection that has all these questions surrounding it.

      Oh, that’s right—-the tyrants don’t talk about those questions, or allow them to be discussed.

      • Cluster September 17, 2021 / 8:34 am

        The tentacles of communism are spreading rapidly in this country. The uncontrolled influx of migrants is solely designed to overwhelm the system and collapse it and the censorship is designed to sow ignorance and frustration. But please wear your masks, socially distance, and stay safe.

  8. Cluster September 17, 2021 / 9:47 am

    Has anyone else noticed that for the last 40 years at least, politicians have been wanting the rich to pay their “fair share” of taxes, but somehow just can’t seem to make that happen. If only they had the authority to change the tax codes it might get done …. oh wait. You don’t suppose they just say this to win elections do you? Would they be that deceptive? Asking for a friend.

  9. Cluster September 17, 2021 / 9:56 am

    It’s time to identify the Democrats for who they are … a cult. I like the name Branch Covidians.

    • Amazona September 17, 2021 / 2:56 pm

      Right before Commandant Polis of the Peoples’ Republic of Colorado lifted his edict on masking I was designing a t shirt that read


      Hopefully I won’t have to revisit that project

  10. Cluster September 17, 2021 / 1:19 pm

    Nothing to see here folks, just the ruling class releasing more criminals to wreak havoc on society until it collapses

    Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York signed a measure to release about 200 prisoners from Rikers Island to ease a growing crisis of staff shortages and chaos in the jail.

    • Retired Spook September 17, 2021 / 1:57 pm

      Your refuge in Montana is looking better and better.

      • Cluster September 17, 2021 / 2:13 pm

        Indeed. This morning in Chandler, AZ … 4 large DHS busses were off of the I-10 with hundreds of migrants just wandering aimlessly about. No idea where they are headed, who they are, what diseases they carry, or how violent any of them are, but again, nothing to see folks, Just the worlds ruling class destroying the last free country on the planet. Stay safe

      • Retired Spook September 17, 2021 / 2:42 pm

        If only 1/10 of one percent of the million and a half people who have crossed the border illegally this year are terrorists, criminals, etc., that’s 1,500 bad guys. Probably a lot more than that. Not gonna end well.

  11. Cluster September 17, 2021 / 2:44 pm

    Check out this headline

    Dark Omen in Rep. Anthony Gonzalez’s Retirement
    A slap in the face for delusional Republicans who want to pretend the GOP is anything but a pro-insurrection Trump cult.

    This is definitely not going to end well. Democrats have become intolerable pieces of shit … please go f**k one up today.

    • Amazona September 17, 2021 / 3:27 pm

      He is an anti-Trumper who doesn’t want to run against a pro-Trump opponent. So what is not to like about him bailing out? As for the headline, let them keep yammering about “insurrection”—assuming some Republicans are smart enough to point out, in campaigns, that using this word is proof of the deadly combination of ignorance and dishonesty.

      As for please go f**k one up today.—-what do you recommend? You must have some specific ideas in mind, so please share

      • Retired Spook September 17, 2021 / 3:38 pm

        How about we sneak up behind one and spray-paint “Tax the rich” on his/her back?

      • Cluster September 17, 2021 / 6:14 pm

        You always assume so much more than intended lol. “Fucking one of them up” could be as easy as sneezing in front of them, or as I like to do, wear my Trump hat. That always triggers them. Ease up Amazona, I just blow off steam around here and I have a lot of steam … so stay tuned.

      • Amazona September 17, 2021 / 9:07 pm

        Sometimes a question is just an effort to get information…………………

  12. Retired Spook September 17, 2021 / 3:24 pm

    Joy Reid is one of my least favorite people (and I used that world loosely) on the entire planet — easily top 10 and probably top 5. So I always enjoy (no pun intended) it when someone rakes her over the coals.

    The Alphabet Mafia owns Joy Reid, the black MSNBC cultural overseer at the Rachel Maddow plantation.

    Soldiers in the alternative lifestyle wing of the BLMLGBTQ+ Alphabet Mafia captured Reid four years ago when a Twitter user unearthed her homo-hostile blog posts from the late 2000s. Massa Maddow and the other heads of the Alphabet Mafia families — including Don Obama, Don Pelosi, Don Soros, and the don of all dons, Xi Jinping — made Reid an offer she couldn’t refuse.

    They threatened to chop off her TV career if she maintained the beliefs she developed as a Christian. After initially claiming a hacker framed her as a Christian, Reid eventually disavowed her religious upbringing and admitted that membership in the MSNBC cult was too lucrative to justify hanging on to outdated moral codes.

    • Cluster September 17, 2021 / 6:10 pm

      The Alphabet Mafia owns Joy Reid, the black MSNBC cultural overseer at the Rachel Maddow plantation.

      LMAO. There’s always truth in good comedy

  13. Cluster September 17, 2021 / 7:00 pm

    Whenever you hear the term “human infrastructure”, just know that that is exactly what the ruling class thinks of you. You’re just a commodity to them. Just another brick in the wall

  14. Cluster September 18, 2021 / 9:30 am

    Nikki Minaj is showing us all how it’s done …

    Nicki Minaj posted the phone numbers of two reporters to her Instagram who had been harassing her family in Trinidad, leading to thousands of calls and threats to the phones of both journalists. Minaj wrote on Instagram: “Sharlene Rampersad BITCH YOUR DAYS ARE F–KING NUMBERED YOU DIRTY HOE.”

    This is how we should all be talking to democrats, progressives and the media. Let’s make them rethink their existence.

    • Amazona September 18, 2021 / 11:57 am

      I’ve often thought that the best way to turn around the cultural train wreck of this county would be to have more crudity, more profanity, more threatening of people we don’t like, more bastardization of the English language with made-up words like “ho” and then more illiteracy when using them in more name-calling. Minaj seems to be onto something here.

      • Cluster September 18, 2021 / 12:18 pm

        It’s not the words …. it’s the attitude. Nikki is a savage against them and I applaud her for it.

  15. Amazona September 18, 2021 / 10:39 am

    Science is dying, and superstition disguised as morality is returning. And we’ll all soon become poorer, angrier, and more divided.

  16. Cluster September 18, 2021 / 12:04 pm

    I wonder if science is ever wrong. And I will mention this once again, if you’re going to kill a pig, you’re going to have to get in the mud. We are all going to have to get a little dirty to turn this around. Relying on decorum and proper English is not going to cut it.

    • Amazona September 18, 2021 / 1:35 pm

      Did you read the link?

      And BTW the proper and decorous Brits colonized much of the world and ruled the seas, and were ferocious warriors.

    • Retired Spook September 18, 2021 / 4:28 pm

      It’s not like we haven’t had advance notice of the perversion of science. Eisenhower warned about it in his farewell address 60 years ago.

      “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present — and is gravely to be regarded.

      Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”

      • Amazona September 18, 2021 / 4:42 pm

        I think what we are seeing is science being the captive of the political elite, which manipulates it, misstates it, lies about it and uses selective editing of science to promote its goal of control of the people.

      • Cluster September 18, 2021 / 7:38 pm

        Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”

        That is spot on

    • Amazona September 18, 2021 / 4:39 pm

      Maybe I shouldn’t have led with that quotation from the article, because the tone of VDH’s commentary is not an attack on true science but on how it has been politicized and bastardized in the pursuit of some agendas.

      The scientific method used to govern much of popular American thinking.

      In empirical fashion, scientists advised us to examine evidence and data, and then by induction come to rational hypotheses. The enemies of “science” were politics, superstition, bias, and deduction.

      Yet, we are now returning to our version of medieval alchemy and astrology in rejecting a millennium of the scientific method.

      Take the superstitions that now surround COVID-19.

    • Amazona September 18, 2021 / 4:34 pm

      Why does CDC seem to be “ignoring” natural immunity?

      In fact, some medical experts have said they’re confounded by public health officials’ failure to factor natural and virus-acquired immunity into the Covid equation. Public and media narratives often press the necessity of “vaccination for all,” chiding states where vaccination rates are lowest. And they use vaccination rates and Covid case counts as inverse indicators of how safe it is in a particular state: high vaccination rate = high safety; high case counts = low safety (they claim).

      However, vaccination rates alone tell little about a population’s true immune-status. And where high Covid case counts occur, it ultimately means a larger segment of that community ends up better-protected, vaccines aside. That’s according to virologists who point out that fighting off Covid, even without developing any symptoms, leaves people with what’s thought to be more robust and longer-lasting immunity than the vaccines confer.

  17. Cluster September 20, 2021 / 8:37 am

    So …. Pfizer has announced that the vaccine is safe and highly effective for kids 5 – 11 and MSNBC just hosted one of their “contributing doctors” who reported the news who also happens to be on the board of Pfizer and wrote a book about vaccines.

    Nothing to see here folks

  18. Cluster September 20, 2021 / 8:46 am

    Listen carefully and you’ll start to hear the media and “health experts” talk about the next pandemic. The ruling class has a new toy.

  19. Cluster September 20, 2021 / 8:52 am

    Just an FYI … whenever you hear someone end their sentences with higher inflection points … you’re listening to a condescending ignorant piece of shit. Just saying.

  20. Cluster September 20, 2021 / 2:32 pm

    How many new hospitals are in the “infrastructure” bill? Considering the media telling us everyday that ICU beds are all gone, wouldn’t it make sense to start immediately building new hospitals. Or do we do common sense anymore?

  21. Cluster September 20, 2021 / 3:44 pm

    Why would black people flee a country governed by other black people and seek asylum in a country run by white people? Asking for a friend.

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