The Lies We Contend With

When Andrew Yang announced he was leaving the Democrat party, I commented to him that nearly everything he believed was a lie, but also noting that huge amounts of what I used to believe were lies as well. That I now could see the whole system of lies, right and left, which have been used to keep we, the people compliant. Then someone asked me when did the lies start?

To be sure, there have been lies since the Garden. But I do believe what we’ve dealt with these past decades is unique in human history: a whole series of lies maintained at all costs by people who do know better. And while it grew out of a host of factors, I pinpoint the need for a system of lies to the Korean War, specifically to the Truman Administration decision to not seek victory.

We were all told – and we all believed – that when Truman fired MacArthur it was the right and brave thing to do. That MacArthur was off the ranch and threatened not merely a Third World War, but the very Constitutional structure of the United States. Like all good lies, this had a kernel of truth: as a military officer, MacArthur was bound to obey the orders of his civilian Commander in Chief. But that bit of truth was used to blind us to the fact that in a cold blooded and cruel manner, Truman and his Administration had decided that people would continue to die, with no hope of victory, until the Communists decided to end the killing. That was the issue. It always was the issue. And it isn’t even mentioned, for the most part. When it is, it is quickly passed over. No one wants to really consider this. Most of the people who died in the Korean War – Koreans, Chinese and Americans – died after Truman made his decision. They died fighting it out on an arbitrary line of no moral or strategic value. Truman did this. And then slept soundly at night. So did the Defense officials and the generals. The soldiers on the line slept less soundly. And they died. Truman’s decision wasn’t made to spare lives, but merely to sustain the decision he had made to enter the war when he had lost the will to win the war. He lied to the American people in order to save his political prospects.

Sound familiar?

When the Chinese intervened we had two morally acceptable courses open to us: fight it out to victory, or to capitulate. We chose the immoral path: keep fighting, but only to provide cover for a coward’s decision to neither win nor quit. Rely on it: they sized it up. They knew that with our absolute command of the sea and our aerial superiority that the Chinese could not force us all the way out of Korea. They could calculate: this many dead and wounded per month, this large a pool of draftees to send: presto, we could sustain the line indefinitely. All it would take is lots of people – mostly poorer people the leaders never met – dying. The Western Front is held up as the immoral waste of lives, but it wasn’t: as many mistakes as the Allies made, their goal was always total victory. The lives weren’t to be expended to no point. In Korea, they were to be expended pointlessly. And to do this, they had to lie. They had to tell us that if we went for victory, it would lead to WWIII as the Russians would go to war with us and we’d all be nuked. End of the world! If we don’t have Johnny from Akron and Li from Shanghai blow each other to bits over and over again, we’re all gonna die!!!!

Too bad for Johnny and Li: but, hey, at least 24 hour round the clock nuclear holocaust was avoided.

Flaw in the theory: Russia only exploded her first nuke in 1949 and the best they had for a strategic bombing was the TU-4, a reverse engineered B-29 which was incapable of reaching most of the United States from Soviet air bases. Even we didn’t have a real nuclear bomber until the introduction of the B-36 in 1948. Nuclear war as in total wipe of humanity simply wasn’t in the cards during any point of the Korean War. Additionally, there was very little chance that an aging Stalin would bring his country into another World War as Russia was still rebuilding from WWII (it would be the mid-60’s before Russia was fully recovered from the destruction of WWII).

In short, a cruel calculation was made to not win as that seemed more difficult and then a series of lies were generated to explain why we wouldn’t win but the dying would keep going. That, in my view, is when our government became a web of lies…and when all sides of the political spectrum (except a few put down as kooks) became wedded to the web of lies.

In the end, we built up a massive, national security State in service to this concept that at any moment now the Russians would nuke us and so we had to have a massive nuclear force on hair trigger alert, a gigantic Army ready to fight (but not win!) anywhere in the world and a whole bunch of what we were doing kept secret from the people, who were to be monitored and manipulated. By the 1960’s, in my view, the thing was feeding on itself. Just getting ever more crazy and using ever larger amounts of BS to justify itself. Because after a while, people were invested in it. Defense contractors, think tanks, universities, media companies: a whole host of individuals and institutions essentially made their living by sustaining the fiction that we can’t win a war, but we needed a massive military and secret police (FBI, CIA, NSA) to fend off defeat. Nobody was ever allowed to do two things which would cut to the chase:

Drive the Marxists out of America

Directly confront the USSR with a “war or quit” ultimatum.

We couldn’t do these things because they would solve the problem. Getting rid of the American Marxists would end the internal threat and challenging the Soviets to fight or back off would either get them to back off, or get them to fight (they would have backed off: the balance of forces all through the Cold War was overwhelmingly in our favor – they knew it, and so did we).

We had to pretend that having Che Guevara wanna-bees in our schools and bureaucracies was just the price of freedom. Even so-called Conservatives said we had no right to push such people out. We had to allow America to be flooded with a series of corrosive, anti-human Marxist ideologies which sapped our will and warped our sense of right and wrong. And we had to do this simply to sustain lies. In this case, the lie that if we didn’t let our enemies subvert us, our enemies would win. And still all based on the first lie: the Korea Lie – that we can’t win a stand up fight to simply end this once and for all.

Here in 2021, it is all self-sustained. We’re not even allowed to win a fight with rag tag Islamist militias. And we’re appointing Marxist economists to positions in our government.

Reject it all: reject all the lies. You don’t have to fund your enemies. You don’t have to sustain the National Security State. You don’t have to protect those who hate you and want you enslaved. You are sane. You want law and order, sound economics, your people come first: these are normal, sane attitudes and anything against them has to go down. Your laws are for you: for sanity. Not for them, the insane. The liars. The laws do not protect evil. They do not foster insanity. Anyone who says they do is lying to you. Ignore them and take what is yours by right: take back, that is, your citizenship in the Republic and insist that the Republic exist for you, not for those who hate you and lie to you and wish to plunder you.

71 thoughts on “The Lies We Contend With

  1. Amazona October 9, 2021 / 3:38 pm

    I heard about this on the radio yesterday and the hosts were cracking up as they went down the list of things the Boulder Daily Camera (“news”paper) had had to retract regarding a story they had printed. It went so far beyond “inaccurate” that not even “made it all up” really described the mess. By the time they got to the part about putting the Pentagon in the wrong state I was laughing along with them.

    This is the newspaper of one of the most liberal towns in Colorado, and I am surprised but happy to see it fall on its sword in acknowledging the blatant lies in one of its articles. I wish I could see this as a harbinger of a move toward being less a part of the Agenda Media instead of a one-off, but anyway, it’s refreshing. And very funny.

  2. Amazona October 9, 2021 / 4:01 pm

    Regarding your comment on our refusal to “drive the Marxists out of America” the courageous man who stood up for that concept in spite of the tsunami of vitriol hurled at him and the ongoing smearing of his name has gone down in American history as a villain, a joke, a symbol of hatred and nuttiness. Yet no one, as Ann Coulter has pointed out, has ever pointed to a single thing that Senator Joe McCarthy got wrong. (The true story of Joe McCarthy, told in meticulous, irrefutable detail in “Blacklisted by History,” is that from 1938 to 1946, the Democratic Party acquiesced in a monstrous conspiracy being run through the State Department, the military establishment, and even the White House to advance the Soviet cause within the U.S. government.)

    He said our government was full of Communists, and he named names. And he was right. Yet he has been so vilified that even so-called “conservatives” toss around the phrase “McCarthyism” as if it is a bad thing.

    Maybe we didn’t need to go after Communists in the arts, if they were not propagandizing Communism. Maybe we should have left them alone as long as they were merely being silly misled people not trying to convert people to their misbegotten cause. But to blame McCarthy for for the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) completely overlooks the fact that he was not even IN the House of Representatives. The entire “McCarthyism” meme was and is a major victory for Leftist propaganda, still tainting political discourse to this day.

    We needed, and still need, MORE “McCarthyism” in this country. Imagine if, in 1942-1946 our Congress and the president’s cabinet and most of the print media were openly consisting to a great extent by Nazis. Imagine tolerating Nazis in the Congressional committees on national security, or in the highest ranks of the military. Yet we are doing the equivalent of this today, in Congress, in our president’s administration, in our military.

    We have one of the most senior (in every sense of the word) Senators in Congress unscathed by the revelation that for years her personal chauffer was a Chinese spy. Not only that, we tolerate the Leftist side of our political aisle retaining a man on the House Intelligence Committee even after learning he had been seduced by, and bedded, a Chinese spy, while serving on that Committee. An avowed Socialist ran for the presidency and gained a lot of support. We now have a man in the White House who is basically owned by the Communist Party in China, fairly openly engaged in slimy dealings with that government, and no one raises a ruckus about what information is being passed from our government due to the hold on our president.

    It goes on and on. Don’t think for a minute that the drive to get us to accept the lie of gender fluidity is unrelated to the overall agenda of getting Americans to give up even a pretense of analysis of what is true and what is not. It might be about men being pregnant or it might be that there is nothing wrong with having a militant Muslim in Congress or that there is no danger in having a president in thrall to our biggest competitor, if not enemy, or any of the other lies we are supposed to accept.

    Right now I see the lie about the alleged “safety” of the so-called “vaccine” as the most potent and dangerous lie we are being told. Forget the lie about its ability to protect us from a virus—that’s been disproved, even though it is still being peddled. But the lie about the safety of this drug is very very frightening.

    • Mark Noonan October 9, 2021 / 6:00 pm

      On Saipan, during the mop up phase, my Dad got bayoneted by a Japanese soldier. Don’t get me wrong: this wasn’t Blood and Guts Noonan (that was Grandpa on the Hindenburg Line one war earlier): It was a nearly dead enemy taking one last stab at an American. Dad wasn’t seriously hurt: the Japanese soldier disposed of, he went back to battalion aid, got patched up and went back on the line. No Purple Heart. I doubt my Dad even considered applying for one. Purple Hearts were for guys who got hurt – not scratched. These days, I don’t doubt that would result in a Bronze Star in addition to the Purple Heart. I bring this up as merely an example of how we’re awash in lies and they corrode everything. Some deep in the rear officer needed his ticket punched and so we started awarding combat medals for people who could barely hear the artillery.

      It is all like that – and you nailed it with McCarthy. In popular culture, he’s the prototype of the lunatic white man/racist/Nazi who’s crazed ideas will destroy us all. In actuality, he was a Republican in the tradition of TR Progressivism. He wasn’t even the guy who made the infamous list – that was compiled by others and he merely got hold of it and started asking questions. And as soon as he did so everyone – in government and media – knew he was precisely correct in all particulars and so they had a choice: let it get out chips fall where they may, or desperately protect those who had actively or passively allowed it to happen. They choose to protect. They had to: they were all essentially in on it from the start.

      Barbara Tuchman (a mid-century American Liberal) wrote an excellent history of Stillwell and his experiences in China – but being a mid-century American Liberal, she couldn’t actually rock the boat. But she was a good enough historian that she had to mention what happened…and one of the things she mentioned was how American media coverage of Chiang was laudatory to the skies and then became instantly harsh: like turning on a dime. She, good Liberal that she was, put it down to the MSMers being merely tired of Chiang. But, if he was always all that bad – why defend him to begin with? What person of honor would defend the indefensible? Tuchman simply wouldn’t write the next sentence: the MSM changed its coverage of Chiang because the Communists, governed by Stalin, ordered a change. Early in the war, when it was all in doubt, Stalin needed our good graces and he knew that FDR was particularly favorable to Chiang. So, pro-Chiang was the order of the day. Later, when it was clear he would win, he ordered a switch because he wanted, now, to help Mao: that’s when the MSM started talking of Chiang’s cruelty and corruption and started talking up Mao and his people as agrarian reformers. The reality, of course, was that Chiang was trying to hold together a disparate coalition of Chinese interests and so had to compromise a lot while Mao was the brute dictator of a Communist movement. Mao could carefully script anything he wanted in full knowledge that the MSMers would present his fiction at face value…meanwhile, no matter what Chiang did, it would be cast as bad. And so it was done – to the point where the Truman Administration abandoned Chiang and his defeat became inevitable at the hands of a Maoist army fully supplied by the Soviets. Naturally, after Chiang was defeated, the MSM (once again taking their cue from the Communists) presented it as the natural result of Chiang being so bad that Mao was seen as the better alternative.

      I bring that up because it shows how it is done: how, that is, a lie is implanted and made to control policy. Truman made it easy for them: an insular American he was easy prey to the sophisticated lies of the Left. He simply didn’t understand what he was dealing with while also being a Democrat and the common theme for Democrats since Van Buren created the Party is their absolute conviction that they, and they alone, represent what is best for America. For a man like Truman – as for most committed Democrats – if it is a Republican bringing it up, then it must be wrong: that is the fertile ground where Marxist sow their seeds.

      And you’re also right that we’re now in the end game: not merely the victim of lies, but with the liars making their bid to force us to publicly support the lies. That is what the Trans agenda is for. As far as it goes, you and I don’t care if an adult wants to transition to whatever. We also will call them whatever names or pronouns they like. No skin off our nose. But that’s not what they want. Just like the gay rights movement wasn’t about rights for gays, the Trans rights movement is merely about getting us to lie. They demanded we say that gay is the same as straight – and now, essentially, we do (though some gay people are starting to push back on that – seeing where things are going with the Trans movement). Now they are demanding we say that men can get pregnant. They will, if we let them, make our ability to live dependent upon rote recitation of whatever lie they are pushing at the moment.

  3. Amazona October 9, 2021 / 4:10 pm

    Less than one percent of all deaths from kids under 18 have been kids dying with covid since last year. Your kids aren’t in any statistical danger at all from covid.

    Informative chart. Let’s not forget how eager most states (and certainly the federal government) have been to attribute deaths to Covid when it was either present in a patient who really died from other causes or, sometimes, not even proved to be present but just assumed meaning there is a good chance even these figures are inflated.

  4. Amazona October 9, 2021 / 10:30 pm

    This may be the most important hour you will spend in front of your computer. It’s all good but then at about 1:02 it gets even more riveting.

    Along with the medical information it touches on what I have been saying, which is the culpability of our “leaders” in purposely damaging a huge segment of our population. Of all the lies we have been fed, this may turn out to be the most deadly as well as the most callous.

    Seriously—go to the link.

    • Amazona October 9, 2021 / 10:37 pm

      The information in this video may tank Trump’s reelection efforts, and I would like him to get out in front of this now, accept responsibility for making the wrong decisions about which “experts” to believe, apologize to the American public and stand aside for someone else. This information can’t be used to take down the Left without dragging him down, too.

  5. Amazona October 10, 2021 / 10:19 am

    I see the Pope gave Pelosi another private audience and then a photo op. I miss the days when the Church actually stood for something. Now it excuses enabling baby killing by claiming that refusing Communion to those who engage in it or enable it or finance it would be “politicizing” the sacrament.. What utter bullcrap.

    https://www.hli.org/resources/abortion-and-excommunication/

    • Amazona October 10, 2021 / 3:31 pm

      the pope called for bishops “to be pastors, not politicians” and advocated the avoidance of condemnation, excommunication or a judgmental approach.

      Because a “judgmental approach” to a grievous sin (in the parlance of the Catholic Church a mortal sin) isn’t in the wheelhouse of a religion?

      Maybe in the Church of What’s Happening Now it is considered bad form to judge grievous sins. Maybe in the touchy-feely I’d Like To Give The World A Coke pseudo-religions we’ve seen even the idea of “sin” is just too too opinionated. Higher-ups in the Church have even suggested that if someone doesn’t think something is a sin, then it isn’t. How sweet. If you “identify” the act of dismembering a living child as an “act of love” then how could any good Catholic say you are wrong seems to be the newest, latest, collapse of moral fiber in the Church.

      I’m waiting for a papal encyclical explaining that the “Ten Commandments” are really just “A Few Suggestions”.

    • Amazona October 10, 2021 / 11:25 am

      As I said in an earlier post, a friend’s husband won’t let her go to their family business in southern Arizona because he is always seeing mobs of men walking along the sides of the roads, carrying guns.

      Funny how words like “insurrection” don’t seem to occur to open borders types, much less “invasion”.

      America’s Founders were concerned about invasion. It was mentioned it four times in the Constitution, though the term was never explicitly defined.

      Article I, Section 8, Paragraph 15: The Congress shall have the Power (to) provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

      Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 2: The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

      Article I, Section 10, Paragraph 3: No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.

      Article IV, Section 4, Paragraph 1: The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

      That last one is really important. In law, the word “shall” is an imperative. This phrase says the United States SHALL protect (every state) against Invasion. Not can, might, maybe, if it feels like it, if the political winds are blowing in that direction. if it won’t upset anyone. “Shall” = “must”

      If the federal government refuses to do its Constitutional duty, I read Article I, Section 10, Paragraph 3, to mean a state has the right to keep Troops……. enter into a agreement or Compact with another State,……..(or with a foreign Power)…….. or engage in War if it is invaded. Which I take to mean that Texas, and/or Arizona, can set up troops along the border and repel armed invaders, who have stated their intent to start a war, with any and all force necessary to repel it.

      Lots of four-legged coyotes down there—they’ll clean up the mess

      • Cluster October 10, 2021 / 11:41 am

        Never before in history has an Administration had such contempt and disregard for the American people or for our Constitution.

        Just as “Catholic” Joe Biden cherrypicks Catholic dogma to decide what he will accept and what he will ignore, he seems to do the same with the Constitution. And just as the “Pope” gives him a pass on his pathetic watered-down 21st Century version of Catholicism, most of Congress gives its tacit approval of his gutting of the Constitution, which ranges from trampling on the Bill of Rights to refusing to protect the states and the people from invasion.

      • Cluster October 10, 2021 / 11:52 am

        Lots of four-legged coyotes down there—they’ll clean up the mess

        LOL

    • Amazona October 10, 2021 / 11:38 am

      The article says Likely every single one is a Republican, the party that is supportive of Ivermectin. I don’t agree, I am quite sure there are many Democrats in this group, cowards who won’t stand up to their party or their movement but who don’t want to die.

      • Cluster October 11, 2021 / 9:51 am

        Republicans are the new Jews and will be blamed for everything. I love being the one at fault.

  6. Cluster October 11, 2021 / 9:50 am

    In case you missed it … on the same weekend that football fans across the country packed stadiums and cheered and yelled for their teams, Dr Fauci decreed that vaccinated people should still be wearing masks inside hahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Who are these people??

  7. jdge1 October 11, 2021 / 11:40 am

    This info shows just how unreliable and substantially under reported the VAERS is.

    Conrad, who has worked as a PA for 17 years, admits she knew nothing about the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) prior to the COVID vaccination campaign. This is the case with most health care providers. None of them were ever educated on how to identify potential vaccine injuries, how to report them, or that they have a legal requirement to report all emergency use vaccine injuries.

    When it comes to conventional vaccines, reporting to VAERS is voluntary. Not so with emergency use vaccines, however. Vaccine injuries caused by a vaccine under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) MUST be reported to VAERS by law. However, as noted by Conrad, there’s been absolutely no training on how to do so.

    She was shocked to realize health care providers are actually required by law to report suspected EUA vaccine injuries, as none of the hospital staff had been instructed to do so.

    In addition to a lack of education about VAERS, one of the reasons why so few physicians report suspected vaccine injuries is because there are no penalties for failing to fulfill your legal responsibilities. It’s essentially not enforced.

    It’s worth noting that it is not the doctor’s job to decide whether an injury is caused by a vaccine or not. The language in VAERS is very clear on this. They are simply to report any adverse health condition that occurs after a vaccination has been given.

    As soon as Conrad became aware of her responsibility to report side effects, she started filing reports. But there were so many that “quickly, that became a full-time job,” she says. Within a month, she’d already reported 50 suspected vaccine injuries.

    First of all, filing a VAERS report is not a quick and easy task. It’s very time consuming and requires detailed data on blood work, symptoms, previous medical history, vaccine lot numbers and much more. What’s more, there’s no save feature, so you cannot walk away from it midstream, or the system will log you out and you have to start all over again.

    So, to say VAERS is not optimized for ease of use and compliance is a profoundly serious understatement. Conrad, and many other doctors, have stated that the system will often also fail to authenticate once you hit “submit,” and erase the whole report. It’s almost like it’s was intentionally designed to discourage reporting.

    As explained by Conrad, as adult-care providers, they rarely deal with vaccinations, as adults receive very few vaccines. Pediatricians are typically the ones who administer vaccines, and they give them to babies and young children. Hence pediatricians may be more familiar with VAERS. However, even among pediatricians, knowledge and use of VAERS is limited, and this has been known for over a decade.


    In 2010, the CDC actually hired a company to automate VAERS. Any patient who received a vaccine within the Harvard Pilgrim HMO automatically had their medical records scanned for the next 30 days, such as diagnostic codes, lab tests and drug prescriptions.
    Any health problem suggestive of an adverse event was then automatically uploaded into the VAERS database. Remarkably, preliminary data showed nearly 1 in 10 people suffered a reaction after vaccination, yet the official CDC mantra is that the risk for serious vaccine injury or death is 1 in 1 million.

    Unfortunately, while the creation of VAERS in 1986 was an opportunity to get a firmer grasp of the number of potential vaccine reactions, injuries and deaths occurring after vaccinations given in the U.S., the CDC didn’t follow through, and the project fell by the wayside.

    Why did the CDC drop this project? Don’t they want to protect public health from potentially dangerous products? Did they think the truth might destroy the vaccine industry?


    As mentioned, Conrad saw a dramatic rise in several different health problems as the COVID jabs were rolled out. One of the most surprising problems has been a sudden rise in cancers among vaccinated patients whose cancer had gone into remission before the jab.
    Bigtree points out he’s spoken with a number of oncologists who have made the same observation in their practices. These cancers tend to be very sudden in onset and highly aggressive, often leading to death.

    She’s also seeing new cancers that appear “out of nowhere,” and rarer types of cancer, such as solid organ tumors that kill the patient before a biopsy can even be taken.

    Blood clots and strokes have also skyrocketed, and these occur even in patients who are on maximum doses of anticoagulants. Odd and unusual neurological problems with seizures and tremors are also becoming more commonplace, as is pneumonia and sepsis.

    When asked if a majority of the patients in her hospital are unvaccinated — which is what we’re being told — she says no, quite the opposite. She’s been tracking the numbers for a couple of months, and as just one example, on one particular day in July, of the 35 patients admitted, 30 were fully vaccinated, and all of the seven patients in the intensive care unit were fully vaccinated.
    This despite the fact that, at that time, the county vaccination rate was only between 40% and 45%. She points out that these vaccinated patients were not all COVID-19 patients, but were admitted for all sorts of health issues. Many vaccinated patients have also been readmitted several times since they got their shot.

    While Conrad has done everything she can to protect public health up until now — having filed more than 120 VAERS reports so far — she won’t be fighting on the frontlines any longer. She’s being let go from her job at the end of September 2021 for refusing to get the COVID shot. After everything she’s seen, “I’m more afraid of the vaccine than I am of COVID,” she says.

  8. jdge1 October 11, 2021 / 11:49 am

    I’ve listened to several YouTube video’s of Jordan Peterson over the past month or so. This is an open discussion between him and Joe Rogan. One of the many things Peterson touches on seemed to fit well with some of the on-going discussion between Amazona and Cluster about how to deal with the left.

    While it’s a few years old, I still find it highly relevant.

  9. Cluster October 11, 2021 / 6:06 pm

    Most of us already know this but it’s worth repeating … there is a well funded, coordinated invasion of the United States happening every hour of every day. I’ve never seen so many well dressed, well rested asylum seeking refugees on their cell phones. Build Back Better hahahahahaha

    Let’s Go Brandon

      • Cluster October 13, 2021 / 8:56 am

        And why wouldn’t they want to bring Afghanistan here? Those men have done such a beautiful job with that country. Although that could also be construed as Brown Supremacy.

  10. Cluster October 13, 2021 / 8:59 am

    Well well well look at this:

    Over-the-counter aspirin could protect the lungs of Covid patients and minimize the need for mechanical ventilation, according to new research from George Washington University.

    Other remedies include Theraflu and Alka Seltzer Night Tine cold. Never before has a pandemic been mitigated by aisle 5 at Walgreens. And of course other remedies include a good diet and exercise but let’s not go there right? I am sure the fast food industry is a large Democrat donor,

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/researchers-aspirin-substantially-lowers-risk-of-covid/

  11. Cluster October 13, 2021 / 9:10 am

    Re: Jon Gruden – I will note that Deshaun Watson has 24 sexual assault charges leveled against him, and he is still in the NFL. Kareem Hunt beat the shit out of his girlfriend, and he is still in the NFL. And if we are going to cancel people over emails, why is Hunter Biden still getting rich?

    Fuck this country and most everyone in it.

    • Retired Spook October 13, 2021 / 9:22 am

      Yeah, but John Gruden is a white supremacist, whereas Deshawun Watson and Kareem Hunt are persecuted and down-trodden blacks. Come on, Cluster — get with the program//sarc

  12. Cluster October 13, 2021 / 9:19 am

    So here’s what the ugly ignorant bitch said yesterday:

    Kamala Harris has vowed to address the ‘shameful past’ of America’s European explorers, saying they ‘ushered in a wave of devastation’ for Native Americans when they arrived 500 years ago. The vice president was speaking at the National Congress of American Indians 78th Annual Convention, held this year in Portland, Oregon. She spoke the day after Columbus Day – which has also been formally recognized for the first time this year as ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ by President Joe Biden . Harris told the delegates: ‘Since 1934, every October, the United States has recognized the voyage of the European explorers who first landed on the shores of the Americas. ‘But that is not the whole story. That has never been the whole story. ‘Those explorers ushered in a wave of devastation for Tribal nations — perpetrating violence, stealing land, and spreading disease.’

    I want to remind all the stupid indians out there that you too have a brutal past. Your ancestors engaged in human sacrifice, war, rape, and incest, In fact one preferred method of death was to hang someone from tree upside down and light a fire under their head so their brains melted. So yup, you too are fucked up people who should be ashamed of your past. Should I go on and remind you all of the beautiful loving past of black men? This is fun.

    • Amazona October 13, 2021 / 11:02 am

      You forgot to mention slavery and genocide, both staples of Native American conflicts. It was common to kill all the men and older boys, make slaves of the women and girls, and basically work to eradicate the defeated tribe.

      And BTW, Mattressback Kammy, Christopher Columbus never set foot on this continent. Actually, I think she admitted this is her vague comment about “on the shores of THE AMERICAS”. That’s even worse, as lying is worse than simple ignorance.

      Some Indian tribes, like the Mescalero Apaches, were essentially just predators and parasites, doing a little hunting but mostly preying on the pueblo Indians who worked hard to grow crops and survive.

      We should have a Vikings Day, so the strident and hysterical Left could go after those blond blue-eyed devils. Personally, I am tired of them picking on the brown-skinned Italians, glossing over their racism by just referring to them as Europeans.

  13. jdge1 October 13, 2021 / 10:52 am

    California will soon ban the sale of new gas-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers. Newsom also ordered regulators to ban the sale of all new gas-powered cars and trucks in California by 2035. Which means he’ll probably be out of office by then so he won’t have to deal with all the problems he’s creating.

    While it may commendable to reduce air pollution, exchanging one form of pollution for another is both short sighted and dangerous. With current technologies the only viable option to gas power is battery which has its own problems including production and disposal pollutions.

    Running out of power when mowing your lawn might be a minor inconvenience however, running out of power while driving is loaded with dangers, especially given that battery powered cars have a notably reduced range to gas and Californians often experience daily traffic jams on their highways.

    Tesla’s Model S has a range of up to about 300 miles on a fully charged battery, and a luxury car price to boot, but most electric-car models can travel no more than about 100-120 miles on a full charge. The longest range for an electric car is the 400 miles reported for the $100,000-plus Tesla Roadster, after a recent battery update. Tesla’s Model S sedan has a range of well over 200 miles, but costs more than $60,000, even after government incentives. So, unless you have $60,000 – $100,000 laying around to purchase a car, you’ll have to be prepared to limit your driving significantly.

    Those who need to drive beyond a single charge will have to deal with recharging their battery. Depending on an electric vehicle power source and battery capacity, drivers can charge their cars in as little as 30 minutes. Unfortunately, that isn’t the standard. Most drivers will need about a couple of days (roughly 40 hours) to charge a fully depleted electric car battery if they use the standard three-prong plugs found in mobile devices, laptops, and the walls of most homes. There are many factors in charge rate including battery size, charge remaining before recharging, vehicle’s charge rate capacity, charging station output, and even weather.

    But here’s another thing to contemplate. California is already suffering from a failing electric grid and planned outages. Wonder what the impact will be for all these new electric cars.

    With the continued implementation of these kind of laws I can see the exodus of California’s population speed up. Think the voters who help create this mess by continuously electing these politicians will have learned not to elect ignorant leftist? Doubtful. Maybe there’s a silver lining to all this mess. We’ll now have a place to place the influx of illegal aliens and newly imported Afghanistan’s.

    • jdge1 October 13, 2021 / 11:16 am

      Among Newsom’s other brilliant new laws (nanny-state policies), the state recently decided to ban “stealthing” or the act of pulling off a condom in the middle of intercourse. Can’t wait for the regulatory nightmares for this piece of legislation to begin.

    • jdge1 October 13, 2021 / 11:26 am

      California government worries so much air pollution created by cars and mowers but neglect dealing with all the pollution created by forest fires that resulted from poor forest management. More leftist logic that escapes the rest of us. Maybe I should blame the poor education I received 40 years ago for not being so enlightened.

      • Amazona October 13, 2021 / 12:19 pm

        A few years ago when this blog was littered with hysterical Lefties I went around and around with some breathless Leftist twinkie who explained to me, in tearful detail, how much POLLUTION was caused by those nasty smelly noisy old diesel engines used in logging. She kind of shut up when I asked her how much pollution was caused when those forests of beetle kill and floors deep in forest litter started to burn.

        Crickets. So I went on to say that literally TONS of pollutants were shot into the air every hour from a forest fire, while Bambi and Thumper were cruelly burned alive. I did my own explaining, citing the Forest Service manager who told me that every logging road was carefully engineered to take into account slope, erosion and even wildlife, and that when the logging was done a berm was built across the ends of these roads so they couldn’t be used by the public but in case of a fire the berms could quickly be knocked down to allow access of equipment to fight the fires. Crickets. So I went on to quote his comment that when they had to get into roadless areas they didn’t have time to consider things like erosion potential, and just blasted through with big dozers. More crickets.

        That gave me a chance to tell her what Harriet Hageman (candidate for Liz Cheney’s seat in the House—please donate to her campaign https://secure.winred.com/hageman-for-wyoming/donate) had told me about the Forest Service—-that it is administered by the Department of Agriculture because it was created specifically to provide an ongoing source of timber for the nation, as well as to protect watersheds and allow for recreation. This means, of course, that blocking logging is a violation of the actual charter of the Forest Service.

        Even the crickets shut up and went away.

    • Amazona October 13, 2021 / 12:38 pm

      The longest range for an electric car is the 400 miles reported for the $100,000-plus Tesla Roadster, after a recent battery update. Tesla’s Model S sedan has a range of well over 200 miles, but costs more than $60,000, even after government incentives.

      I drove 430 miles on Monday, in areas where there were often not even houses much less charging stations. I was driving a 2014 Ford Taurus I recently paid $16,000 for, and got 29 MPG. I know math is racist, but I still did a little fast calculating and think I came out ahead as well as being able to actually GO where I needed to go. It took me less than five minutes to fill up at a generic gas station, and about $50.00 later I was on the road again. I would have had to wait two full days at my Wyoming house to recharge my expensive Tesla, maybe longer as the temps were below freezing and it was starting to snow. And I’m talking about being in a state with ample electricity— power on demand and I still would have been tied up for a couple of days.

      And BTW the car is AWD which came in handy when driving back to Colorado the next day.

      I’ve considered a hybrid, because electric cars seem like a good idea in urban driving. But full electric? I just don’t see it, and have to wonder who, exactly, will be buying Ford electric pickups. The pickup owners I know can’t be limited to 200 or so miles a day and long recharging times. These look like urban cowboy trucks to me.

      • jdge1 October 13, 2021 / 9:14 pm

        I’m told the benefit of the hybrid is largely when doing stop & go driving, considerably less so for highway driving. However, most hybrid cars still get fairly good mileage without utilizing the benefits of the battery assisted power.

      • Amazona October 14, 2021 / 12:03 pm

        If most of my driving was in town I would seriously consider a hybrid, but when I drive it is usually a trip across a couple of states so they don’t make sense to me. I also think, from reading reviews of various hybrids, that more work has to be done, as several report obnoxious transitions from electric to gas.

        I think we should also be working to develop better alternatives such as compressed natural gas (CNG) or even propane (LPG). I had a friend whose Suburban ran on one of these (I don’t remember which) and the engine ran perfectly up to about 400,000 miles when the body of the vehicle just fell apart.

        I’m also a diesel fan, and would like more attention paid to diesel, though the last time that happened we got saddled with Diesel Fuel Additives (DEF) which is a pain in the keister, requiring regular dumping of a nasty liquid into a separate tank from which it is mixed into the diesel as it is burned. With three pre-Def vehicles and one requiring what is colloquially referred to as “goat piss” my opinion is that DEF is a scam. But diesel engines are more efficient, last longer and can be less polluting. Snowflakes shudder in horror at the darker exhaust from older diesels, but those are larger particles that quickly settle to the ground (gravity IS science) and don’t affect air quality nearly as much as gasoline engines do.

  14. Cluster October 13, 2021 / 10:54 am

    Not that we need to be reminded, but Botox Nancy revealed the special relationship our “objective” media has with POS Democrats:

    Reporting on a contentious Capitol Hill press conference on Tuesday, Townhall noted how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed out at the usually friendly left-wing media when asked by a reporter: “Do you think you need to do a better job at messaging? And going forward how do you sell this?” The Democratic congressional leader scolded the press: “I think you could all do a better job of selling it to be very frank with you.”

    • Amazona October 13, 2021 / 12:24 pm

      Awww, the lapdog media got scolded for not doing its job well enough to please its masters.

      Personally, I thought they’d been doing a pretty good job, considering that they were tasked with convincing us that we could spend almost four trillion dollars and it wouldn’t cost us anything, that reaching racism in schools really isn’t teaching racism and that we should ignore the warnings abut the dangers of the “vaccine” and just bend the knee and get the jab.

      Give ’em something to work with, Nancy! That Russian Collusion thing was at least interesting and didn’t fall apart till the facts finally started to fight their way to the surface.

  15. Amazona October 13, 2021 / 11:35 am

    Aaron Lewis said, in a concert:

    “…every Jim Crow Law, every f*cking KKK meeting was done by the G*D DAMN DEMOCRATS! Can we please embrace history so that we don’t f*cking repeat it?”

    A good rant, and well received by the crowd.

    • Amazona October 13, 2021 / 11:40 am
  16. Retired Spook October 13, 2021 / 11:45 am

    New take on n old joke:

    • Amazona October 13, 2021 / 2:58 pm

      “butt’s”

      Arrggghhh The Rogue Apostrophe strikes again

  17. Amazona October 13, 2021 / 3:00 pm

    Here’s an idea: Everyone who gets a “vaccine” shot first demands a signed agreement from the provider that the provider will be responsible for any death, illness or other side effect of the drug.

    Ask the government, and/or those inane talking heads on TV and radio pushing for the jab to assume liability for its toxic side effects and watch enthusiasm for it disintegrate.

    • Cluster October 13, 2021 / 4:03 pm

      We really need to turn the tables on the vaccinated and start being leery of them. God only knows what they put in their bodies and I don’t want to be around them.

      • Amazona October 13, 2021 / 6:38 pm

        I know I’d prefer to fly with pilots who have not had the “vaccine”. If a flight attendant drops dead from a blood clot to the brain or a pulmonary embolism, I can deal with that a lot better than losing a pilot.

        An old friend posted a great new video on Facebook—I’m surprised he got away with it. I took notes like crazy—I’ll go look for the link. One of the doctors, a pathologist who has done a lot of autopsies on Covid victims, had a lot to say.

        Under the microscope we see clotting in the lungs. We see clotting in the vessels. We see clotting in the brain. Not from the virus, but from the spike from the vaccine itself.

        We have seen more deaths and damage from this one medical product than from all other vaccines combined (his emphasis) in the last several decades, just in a short 8 month period of time. It has done more damage than any other medical product, therapy, shot or modality of anything we have ever allowed to stay on the market at this point.

        Note the “8 months” comment. These doctors have been warning about this for a long long time, and the only response from the government has been to ramp up the demand that everyone get this shot, repeatedly.

        The shot can damage the hearts of children. There are more children who’ve had myocarditis and there’s never such as thing as mild myocarditis—that’s inflammation of the heart—–once you get inflammation you get scarring. Those hearts are damaged for life.

        Going beyond the human cost of young people dying, or being disabled, due to heart damage inflicted upon them by their own government and its talking meat puppets, look at what this will do to our national security. How can we have an army, an air force, a navy, when we have crippled so many of our young people? How can we have a strong economy if a significant portion of our most productive demographic can’t work?

        Are we supposed to believe this is all accidental? That the political movement now running this country, which depends on a weakened and dependent population, isn’t purposely weakening it for generations to come?

      • Amazona October 13, 2021 / 6:42 pm

        The video I am talking about

        This and the one I linked to earlier in the week are really really important

      • jdge1 October 14, 2021 / 11:36 am

        Excellent video. This group represents just one of many that have formed with colleagues from across many nations sharing similar information that is being depressed by the AMA, CDC, FDA, other governmental groups and pharmaceutical front groups – largely for the benefit of profits.

      • Amazona October 14, 2021 / 12:13 pm

        I keep waiting for public revelation of these facts. It seems to me that we have to be nearing a tipping point where voices start to be raised demanding answers and informing the public of the dangers of these “vaccines”.

        This video touches on two equally important issues. One is the need to have very early treatment for Covid. As these doctors have testified, when they have seen patients within the first few days of illness all have recovered, but the mortality rate goes up as treatment is delayed. It is horrible to think of the lives that could have been saved if this simple message, along with promotion of therapeutics, had been the approach to this virus from Day One—–and appalling to realize this did not happen because doing so would have removed the political advantage of a deadly and terrifying disease that could only be addressed by a powerful Central Authority. After being used to get rid of Trump, of course.

        Now the people involved have a tiger by the tail. They can’t let go—-that is, they can’t replace the old and current narratives with facts—because they have always been part of the lie and doing so will implicate them in the biggest and worst attack on humanity in history. All they can do is hang on to the current narratives and hope the tiger gets tired enough to let them eventually turn loose, and doesn’t end up turning on them and eating them. And in the meantime large segments of populations are being undermined, damaged and in some cases destroyed, leading to at least two generations of drastically weakened populations dependent on government.

  18. Amazona October 13, 2021 / 3:04 pm

    A harbinger of better times to come? We can only hope. Regarding a statehouse seat in Iowa:

    The decades of history is interesting, but let’s look at the more recent past: This district went (62/38) blue in 2012. Then (51/38) in 2016. It shifted back to deeper blue territory in the Democratic wave year of 2018, only to become a three-point squeaker in 2020. In yesterday’s special, the Republican won by a 20-point margin

    .

    • jdge1 October 14, 2021 / 11:46 am

      Generally, when I see such a big swing within an area that’s been a stronghold for one political party, it’s due to the incumbent being exposed for detestable reasons specific to that individual. Curious if that holds true for this situation. However, given the direction of the country, dealing with inflation, shortages, cockamamie laws and executive orders, suppression of speech and other constitutional protections, I can see and would expect significant pushback. Though this is an off year, I think this November’s elections will be telling of things to come.

  19. Amazona October 13, 2021 / 3:37 pm

    Back to your observations about the Facebook “whistleblower”, Cluster. You were right to be suspicious.

    Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee, who recently appeared on 60 Minutes and testified before Congress, has an agenda, and it is not about exposing the dark truths about her former employer.

    In actuality, Haugen wants Congress to crack down on what she calls “misinformation” perpetuated on Facebook and other social media platforms.

    According to Haugen, “When we live in an information environment that is full of angry, hateful, polarizing content, it erodes our civic trust, it erodes our faith in each other, it erodes our ability to want to care for each other, the version of Facebook that exists today is tearing our societies apart and causing ethnic violence around the world.”

    Consequently, Haugen wants the federal government to impose anti-free speech regulations on Facebook and other social media giants.

    Specifically, Haugen wants the federal government to create an oversight board that would be responsible for removing “misinformation” from Facebook and other social media platforms.

    • Cluster October 13, 2021 / 4:02 pm

      I have become so cynical lately that I trust nothing lol. I was also reminded of the “whistle blowers” during the Russia Collusion crap and all of them turned out to be frauds, so my skepticism piqued when I saw her. She looks like that Balsey-Ford fraud who tried to take down Kavanaugh.

      They are all frauds.

  20. Retired Spook October 14, 2021 / 12:03 pm

    • Cluster October 14, 2021 / 12:33 pm

      Remind me again, Democrats were the party for women, right?

      • Retired Spook October 14, 2021 / 12:36 pm

        Operative word being “were.”

      • Amazona October 14, 2021 / 12:56 pm

        They should fire the person who calculated that there were more votes hiding in the “I don’t know what I am but whatever it is I hate it and I’d f**k a woodpile if I thought there might be a snake in it” demographic than that of real women, so recommended a shift away from normal to degenerate as the Left stakes out its chosen territory.

        Between this and refusing to prosecute people who shoot each other if the AG can call it “mutual combat” the Dems do seem to have made some, shall we say, “questionable” choices.

      • Amazona October 14, 2021 / 2:32 pm

        I do like it that the father of the girl who was raped in Loudon County refers to her attacker as “a boy wearing a skirt” and not a “trans” anything.

    • Amazona October 14, 2021 / 12:57 pm

      This was a very funny exchange. We need more of them, and I think we’re going to keep getting more. Even Jen is getting her feet held to the fire, which is fun as it peels away her thin veneer of “nice” and shows the brittle, angry and hateful skank she really is.

  21. Amazona October 14, 2021 / 12:49 pm

    How insane are Leftists? Illinois’s state’s attorney for Cook County Kim Foxx helps answer that question.

    Perhaps you’ve heard about the Wild West shootout in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago two weeks ago? One group of gang members shot up the house of rival gang members at around 10 in the morning. They blasted the house with more than 70 rounds, using handguns that had been modified into automatic weapons. Their rivals fired back from inside the home, in a gun battle that lasted so long, it was still going on when the police arrived.

    All of this took place in full view of police street cameras, as well as the first officers on the scene.

    Of the four initial shooters, one was shot dead at the scene and left behind. The other three took off in two (stolen) Dodge Chargers. One gang member drove to a medical center, dumped his wounded comrade, then led police on a car chase ending in a fiery crash. The other Charger turned up nearby, in flames.

    Police arrested the two gang members from the hospital, as well as the three gunmen inside the home.

    Okay, so that’s an interesting, if somewhat scary, story about life in a city run by Democrats. But it gets even better, if “better” is the right word.

    Foxx refused to bring charges against any of them on the grounds that it was “mutual combat.

    This is hardly the first time Foxx has violated her oath of office, not to mention basic concepts of competence and decency.

    In July it was the murderer of Chrys Carvajal, a 19-year-old National Guardsman who was gunned down when he stepped out of a house party over Fourth of July weekend. Three eyewitnesses and video evidence led the police to a notoriously violent 38-year-old gang member.

    Foxx refused to bring charges, claiming there wasn’t enough evidence.

    Foxx also seems to think there is an actual legal set-aside for violence when both parties engage in it. It’s an odd perception, but she seems fond of it.

    September’s Murderer of the Month was the killer of 18-year-old Manuel Porties Jr., who showed up for a fist fight and instead was repeatedly stabbed in the neck after being knocked to the ground. Naturally, the killing was captured on cellphone cameras of bystanders.

    Foxx refused to bring charges against Porties’ killer, on the grounds that it was — again — “mutual combat.”

    Once again, the elected official in charge of prosecuting crimes invents a fantasy rule that she then cites to avoid prosecuting crimes. Heinous crimes resulting in death.

    In an interesting development, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is openly criticizing Foxx for her refusal to even file charges in the shootout case. Foxx bleated that prosecutors need a witness who can testify that the person being arrested and charged is the same person seen committing a crime on video.

    But Lightfoot ain’t buying it..

    “There are circumstances when you absolutely need to have a witness to identify who did something. This entire episode was captured on videotape; multiple videotapes,” she said. “So I just want to understand, this old prosecutor wants to understand, how it’s possible that not a single charge – not a gun charge, not an attempted murder charge, disturbing a peace – but something to send a message that there’s going to be accountability when people open up and fire into a residence in broad daylight in our city. Something must be done.”

    The mayor has said a lack of consequences for violent crime will only embolden criminals, and “send this city into chaos.”

    Sounds like Lori is tired of being the scapegoat for Chicago violence. Well, if she won’t stand up for the people I guess standing up for herself is a decent Option 2.

    • Cluster October 14, 2021 / 1:39 pm

      I forgot about the “mutual combat” defense lol … as if that makes it ok. YCMTSU but I do enjoy watching two “participation trophy” government bureaucrats attacking each other over their shared ignorance and incompetence.

      • Amazona October 14, 2021 / 2:29 pm

        Lori’s getting a lot of heat over the Chicago killings and she’s trying to shift the blame to Foxx. I can’t disagree—Foxx is elected so Lightfoot can’t fire her, and it does reflect back on Lightfoot when Foxx tells criminals they won’t be charged for murder just because they kill people. “Self defense” depends on establishing fear of death or injury but “mutual combat”—hell, that’s just good clean fun where the score is based on how many people were killed.

        Combine “mutual combat” with “eyewitnesses and multiple videos don’t count as evidence” and Foxx has created a killing zone, a Kabul on the Lakeshore.

      • Retired Spook October 14, 2021 / 2:31 pm

        Kabul on the Lakeshore.

        LOL! Excellent comparison.

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