Open Thread

Not guilty is good. The liberal tears were delicious. But as I read the comments on social media – pro and con – I noticed that people were really missing the crux of the matter.

The reason those rioters were out there attacking Rittenhouse and he was forced to shoot them to defend himself is that various political and corporate media leaders decided we had to have an acute, race-tinged crisis in America to assist them in removing Donald Trump from office. Every bit of loss in 2020 is the fault of those who deliberately and maliciously pumped up George Floyd’s death into a racial issue. The rest of it flowed from that – and even as we rightly condemn the actual rioters and the lower-level people who organized and paid them, never lose sight of the fact that on top of it all were some very rich, very powerful people who burned down poor and working class neighborhoods simply to craft an anti-Trump Narrative.

Such callousness shouldn’t surprise any of us – remember, these people are in favor of such things as abortion on demand to the moment of birth. They cover up pigs abusing young men and women. They sell America out for Chinese money. They are not, in short, people with a sense of morality. They just want what they want and there is nothing they won’t stoop to. And our task is to get rid of them.

In the various things bubbling up today were people reminding everyone that Go Fund Me banned Rittenhouse from fundraising but allowed one of his rioter/attackers to raise money. To me, that encapsulated it nicely – and also told me, once again, that until we despoil these people, they’ll just keep doing it. As long as they have money and control over the levers of public discourse, they’ll continue to spread lies in service of themselves. One thing I hadn’t noticed until just today was the huge number of people who believe – in all sincerity believe – that the three people Rittenhouse shot were black. How did they get that idea? Because the media didn’t describe them as rioters – it described them as BLM activists or racial justice activists. People – and a lot of them are black – just assumed that they were black.

But that is just what our media does, and on command from the Ruling Class. They deliberately obfuscated the issue to keep hate alive. Another theme that came up on the Left was the assertion that if a black man did what Rittenhouse had done, he’d be dead or in jail for life…meanwhile, on this very same day a black man was acquitted of shooting 5 in self defense. Not only was it ruled by the jury to be self defense, but it was a gun fight with the cops and the defendant is a convicted felon. In other words, the jury set aside assumptions, looked at the evidence and said that in this case, the guy was justified in shooting to save himself. But, that doesn’t fit the Narrative…of course, nothing but lies do fit the Narrative, and so that is all we get.

Pudding Brain had a routine colonoscopy – so routine that the White House failed to notify the public about it until the day it happened. And those of us of a certain age know what you have to do to get ready for it…which means that Joe must have spent all day Thursday occupied, shall we say? And we also know that once you’re done with it, the combination of hunger, lack of sleep and medication makes you next to useless for the 24 hours after the procedure. And yet Joe only tossed over power to Harris for a couple hours.

Sorry, something is up – and it wasn’t a colonoscopy. They’re covering up some aspect of Joe’s health…and now we think those rumors of Team Pudding Brain trying to ditch Harris might have something to them.

Austria, as well as other nations, are reimposing lockdowns…which is so very strange in that you tried it, it obviously didn’t work…so now you’ll do it all over again? The problem with the Global Ruling Class isn’t that it is corrupt, it is that it’s stupid.

60 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Retired Spook November 20, 2021 / 10:38 am

    The problem with the Global Ruling Class isn’t that it is corrupt, it is that it’s stupid.

    The two are not mutually exclusive.

    meanwhile, on this very same day a black man was acquitted of shooting 5 in self defense. Not only was it ruled by the jury to be self defense, but it was a gun fight with the cops and the defendant is a convicted felon.

    I had not heard about that. Do you have a link to the story?

    • Amazona November 20, 2021 / 11:12 am

      I found the story, or at least I think it is the story. The headline is St. Paul man who shot at MPD in self-defense acquitted of all charges by jury. I don’t know how legit the news source is—-it seems to be an ABC affiliate—but what is says supports the verdict.

      According to court records, police approached the intersection of 17th Avenue and East Lake Street where they witnessed a group of civilians outside a gas station. Bittell advises his unit to “let ’em have it boys!” Officers then began to fire the 40 mm rounds without notifying their presence. Afterward, police learned that the individuals gathered outside the gas station included the owner and his friends protecting the property. However, the people knew they were not exempt from the curfew active at the time, including Stallings. Bittell later testified he thought the group was looting.

      Prior to this day and throughout that week, Minnesota officials issued statements that “violent out-of-state agitators, white supremacists, members of organized crime, and possibly foreign actors were instigating violence.” Because of this warning, Stallings says he armed himself for personal protection that night.

      Stallings was made aware of the unit approaching when a civilian ran past his location at a parking lot near the intersection of 15th Avenue and East Lake Street. The civilian was shouting, “they’re shooting, they’re shooting!” At no point did Stallings or the people with Stallings identify the people shooting as police. According to Stallings, he wasn’t made aware of whom the people shooting at the crowds were, as they never made their presence openly known.

      Once the officers spotted Stallings, Bittell informed his unit to “hit ’em,” as one rubber bullet hit Stallings in the lower chest area, according to court documents.

      After firing his weapon at the officers “three or four times,” Stallings, a military veteran, then realized it was police and put his pistol down and laid down on the ground, after police yelled, “shots fired, shots fired.” He didn’t move for about 20 seconds as the officers approached. Body camera footage shows police kicking and punching Stallings while he was lying on the ground, as stated by the judge in court records.

      “You f***cking piece of s***!” Stetson yelled, kicking and punching Stallings in the head and neck, according to court documents. Bittell is also seen kneeing and punching Stallings in the stomach, chest and back. The beating goes on for about 30 seconds before authorities placed him in handcuffs. Stetson reported afterward he may have broken his hand from the impact of hitting Stallings.

      Stetson also told responding officers after the incident that Stallings had been resisting, which was also reported in the original criminal complaint and release sent by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office last year. However, the body camera footage showed Stallings not resisting at any point, the judge concluded. Additionally, police reported in the original complaint that Stallings “ran away from law enforcement,” which was not seen in the body camera footage.

      Police also claimed that the shots Stallings fired hit the van they were in. However, no bullet was recovered in it.

      After reviewing the footage, the judge granted the defense an opportunity to claim self-defense in this case.

      • Mark Noonan November 20, 2021 / 3:45 pm

        That is an interesting one, as well – but I was referring to the Coffee case.

        The cops say they announced themselves and Coffee opened fire without justification. In the crossfire, his girlfriend was hit ten times and died. Cops were trying to nail Coffee on her death and other charges but he said the cops didn’t announce and the jury believed him. My view: the cops probably announced themselves as they were crashing in…which shows that these no knock raids are a really bad idea. I can only see them as justified when the building is filled with people who are intending imminent violence…but I think far too many cops just get off on the thrill of it all. In this case, they screwed up.

        I’ll bet dollars to donuts that Coffee was at some point advised to take a plea deal…but, he didn’t. I don’t think anyone should. I never would. I’ll take my chances with a jury, even if I were guilty.

      • Amazona November 20, 2021 / 4:15 pm

        Well, I don’t think there are many things more ignorant than juries. I once sued for fraud and breach of contract when I bought a stallion and was then given fraudulent reports on his fertility exams. (I later learned the wife of the seller worked for the vet and, rumor had it, was also involved with him)

        We produced documentation that the horse had been bred to six different mares, several times each heat cycle for the entire six month or so breeding season in each of three years, totaling many dozen coverings, none of which ever resulted in a pregnancy. The jury decided that the records showed that he had been bred a total of six times. A member of the jury was so upset she tracked me down and I ended up spending hours with her while she detailed the abuses she saw, including heavy drinking at lunch and dragging the verdict out for two days so they wouldn’t have to go back to work. As a rancher, she tried to tell them that normally a stallion will cover a mare in one heat cycle, possibly two, totaling four or five coverings if that many, to get a foal, and that the standard is to count the number of times the act took place, not the number of mares involved, and they laughed and said it didn’t matter. (BTW, they did agree I had been sold an infertile horse and that the contract, requiring a refund, should be followed. The judge’s ruling came down to “Well, you proved your point and should feel vindicated” but he never wrote a judgment requiring repayment. Turns out he was good friends with the mother of the seller. Lesson learned—-stay away from our “justice system”.)

        My opinion is that being guilty is the only reason to subject oneself to the combined stupidity of twelve people, or the legal system in general. As one of my favorite posters says, about committees: “None of us is as dumb as all of us”

        And this judicial misconduct, as well as other examples I have witnessed, is why I think we have to find a way to make judges and all elected officials accountable. Everyone agrees, but no one has a way to do that. I suggest making the oath of office binding, so violation means losing the position and its associated benefits, and many have liked the idea as it would be a pretty straightforward call most of the time and make all officials think twice about taking the risk.

  2. Cluster November 20, 2021 / 11:26 am

    Isn’t it ironic that the same people claiming the system is corrupt and racist are the same people conforming to vaccine and mask mandates? Weird

    • Amazona November 20, 2021 / 2:49 pm

      And the same people claiming Trump was a tyrant and a dictator, because he canceled the unconstitutional executive orders of Obama now passionately support the heavy hand of government not just coercing people into being subjected to what amounts to medical experiments of experimental drugs, they want it to become forced submission. Now, to them, the government just can’t be powerful enough, or impose enough decisions upon us.

      • Cluster November 20, 2021 / 4:46 pm

        Yet systemically racist at the same time. Such a conundrum

      • Amazona November 20, 2021 / 9:51 pm

        When a white man is found innocent for killing two white men and wounding a third white man, all of whom were caught on multiple videos trying to kill him, it gets hard even for the Loony Left to claim racism.

        Not that reality is slowing them down much. One doozy of a comment was that Rittenhouse ended the lives of two beautiful black men. Maybe there IS racism, leading to the fact that he wasn’t prosecuted for it. But where were the Agenda Media on this bombshell? They were letting themselves get distracted by the problem of how to spin the killing of a convicted pedophile who spouted racial epithets and a convicted strangler, both of whom were trying to kill a 17-year-old boy, all of whom were white.

        Guess those “beautiful black men” didn’t make the cut. Of course neither did the post which got taken down with a kind-of apology from the moron’s school. He is probably also one of the morons claiming Jacob Blake was killed. For no reason.

  3. Retired Spook November 20, 2021 / 4:46 pm

    I had an interesting encounter with jury duty back in the 80s. I was on call for jury duty for 90 days, but only got seated in the jury box once. The case involved a guy arrested for burglary. The judge asked the first 12 prospective jurors some basic questions, like “are you acquainted with anyone involved in this trial. When it came my turn, I said, “yes your honor, I know almost everyone. He smiled at me and said, “explain.” I said, “well, for starters, you’re a friend of my dad’s. The arresting officer is my next-door neighbor, the prosecutor is an acquaintance and good friend of my sister-in-law, and the defense attorney is my personal attorney. The only person I don’t know is the defendant.” To no one’s surprise, he told me I was dismissed.

    • Amazona November 20, 2021 / 5:02 pm

      I didn’t know you grew up in Mayberry

      • Retired Spook November 20, 2021 / 5:31 pm

        Well, now you know.

    • Cluster November 20, 2021 / 8:49 pm

      Don’t tell us the defendant was Otis. Lol

      • Amazona November 20, 2021 / 9:44 pm

        No, the prosecutor was

  4. Amazona November 21, 2021 / 1:28 am

    This is not my style of music but I have to admit, I got a kick out of it. (Too many warnings for content so just go with it)

    The article calls it “patriotic”. I didn’t get that, since it wasn’t about love of country so much as being ticked off about what is going on.

    • Cluster November 21, 2021 / 9:48 am

      Rebel rock and roll, pure Americana. Love it.

  5. Cluster November 21, 2021 / 10:16 am

    While the ugly and stupid people in America wring their hands over white supremacy, Europe is on fire

    A day after the Rotterdam riots that saw seven people injured, thousands more took to Amsterdam’s central Dam Square and The Hague, with seven arrests being made according to police. Anti-riot police were forced to clear the wreckage of smouldering scooters and burnt-out bicycles that were set ablaze by the anti-vax mob and left to block roads. Meanwhile, similar demonstrations against virus restrictions also took place in Switzerland, Croatia, Italy, Northern Ireland, Austria and North Macedonia on Saturday, a day after Dutch police opened fire on protesters after rioting erupted in Rotterdam.

    Strange how we don’t see any American media reporting on this. I wonder why. Could it be that these authoritarian lockdowns are headed this way? To which, I refer you to Kid Rock’s latest song lol

  6. Amazona November 21, 2021 / 11:27 am

    Back to the vaxx hoax: A military flight surgeon recommends grounding all pilots who have received the vaccine.

    Lt. Col. Theresa Long has filed an extensive whistleblower report on her findings and recommendations concerning the Covid vaccines. She is pretty well qualified: She is Brigade Surgeon for the 1st Aviation Brigade Ft. Rucker, Alabama and (am) responsible for certifying the health, mental and physical ability, and readiness for all nearly 4,000 individuals on flight status on this post.

    After giving a lengthy list of her educational and career background, she adds: Prior to the outset of the pandemic, I received specialized military training from Infectious Disease doctors from the Army, Navy and Air Force on emerging infectious disease threats, FEMA training, Emergency preparedness training, Medical effects of Ionizing Radiation, OSHA, Aerospace Toxicology, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, medical research and disaster planning. More recently I have functioned as a medical and scientific advisor to an Aviation training Brigade seeking to identify risk mitigation strategies, and bio statistical analysis of SARS- Cov-2 (“Covid 19”) infections in both vaccinated and unvaccinated Soldiers.

    This is a long and detailed report, which I think should be read. It includes:

    I have noted that one of the primary ingredients of the Lipid Nanoparticle delivery system is “ALC 1035” (two attachments, parts highlighted) in the Pfizer shots. The forth attachment is the toxicity report on ALC-1035, which comprises between 30-50% of the total ingredients.3 The Safety Data Sheet, (attached as Exhibit B) for this primary ingredient states that it is Category 2 under the OSHA HCS regulations (21 CFR 1910) and includes several concerning warnings, including but not limited to:

    Seek medical attention if it comes into contact with your skin;
    If inhaled and If breathing is difficult, give cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Evacuate if there is an environmental spill
    the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been completely investigated
    Caution: Product has not been fully validated for medical applications. For research use only.

    Other journals and scientific papers also denote that this particular ingredient has never been used in humans before.4 To be abundantly clear, one of the listed primary ingredients of these injectables is Polyethylene glycol (“PEG”) which is a derivative of ethylene oxide. Polyethylene Glycol is the active ingredient in antifreeze. While it is hard to believe this is a key ingredient in these vaccines, it would explain the increased cardiovascular risk to users of the BioNTech or Comirnaty shots. I cannot discern what form of alchemy Pfizer and the FDA have discovered that would make antifreeze into a healthful cure to the human body. Others seem to agree my point per recent scientific studies that caused a group of 57 doctors and scientists to call for an immediate halt to the vaccination program.

    So much important stuff in this. Dr. Long also testified in the Senate hearing, linked by Spook with some testimony transcripts provided by me. That took place on November 4. Today is November 21. How many people have died or been permanently damaged by these vaccines during this period of total inaction by Congress?

    • Amazona November 21, 2021 / 11:28 am

      From Dr. Long’s affidavit: Use of mRNA vaccines in our fighting force, presents a risk of undetermined magnitude

    • Amazona November 21, 2021 / 11:31 am

      ibid: I have not taken significant time to delineate the risks of other Covid 19 Vaccines other than the Safety Data Sheet of Moderna’s key ingredient, SM-102 (attached as Exhibit C). Suffice it to say that SM-102 is significantly more dangerous than the Pfizer ALC 3015 and it appears that the DOD is not actively acquiring or distributing this IND/EUA. If the DOD were to undertake use of the Moderna vaccine, one can expect a much higher Serious Adverse Event and fatality rate given that SM-102 carries an express warning “Skull and Crossbones” characterized under the GHS06 and GHS08. In other words, this Moderna ingredient is deadly.

    • Amazona November 21, 2021 / 11:35 am

      ibid: in a meeting of the FDA Advisory Committee on September 17 of this year, fourteen of seventeen members voted against the authorization of any Covid booster vaccines in the juvenile age group having noted that the vaccine program has breached the defining test under the EUA statute as to whether the experimental treatment benefits outweigh the risks; in fact, they found the shots are far more dangerous than helpful in this age group and some voiced concerns that this would apply generally to all age groups.

      This means that the CDC is not just ignoring the recommendations of the FDA, it is blatantly going against them—-and now the FDA is meekly following along.

    • Amazona November 21, 2021 / 11:37 am

      ibid: I have also recently reviewed three flight crew members’ medical records, all of which presented with both significant and aggressive systemic health issues. Today I received word of one fatality and two ICU cases on Fort Hood; the deceased was an Army pilot who could have been flying at the time. All three pulmonary embolism events happened within 48 hours of their vaccination. I cannot attribute this result to anything other than the Covid 19 vaccines as the source of these events. Each person was in top physical condition before the inoculation and each suffered the event within 2 days post vaccination. Correlation by itself does not equal causation, however, significant causal patterns do exist that raise correlation into a probable cause; and the burden to prove otherwise falls on the authorities such as the CDC, FDA, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. I find the illnesses, injuries and fatalities observed to be the proximate and causal effect of the Covid 19 vaccinations.

      • Cluster November 21, 2021 / 11:58 am

        Scary shit. The same people who performed gain of function to weaponize and release the virus, are the same people who concocted the “vaccine” and demand everyone be subjected to it.

        I still have friends and family who sincerely believe in the “benevolence” of “experts”. Thankfully my deep seated cynicism and distrust of all things government has protected me lol.

      • Amazona November 21, 2021 / 12:40 pm

        Under different circumstances, I probably would have taken the vaccine, but lucky for me very early on there were a couple of reports saying that people who had had Covid and therefore had natural antibodies were often having bad reactions to the vaccines. Understanding natural immunity anyway, and adding to it the concerns about adverse reactions between natural antibodies and whatever the vaccines were producing, I just didn’t see any reason to take that risk if I was immune anyway.

        It wasn’t until three things started to happen that I got very concerned, and then scared. The first was the slow trickle of information about adverse reactions across the board—serious, severe adverse reactions, like heart attacks and death. The second was the increasingly blatant effort to hide this information—cover it up, deny it, silence its sources. And the third and most terrifying is the reaction of our government, in almost a direct relationship to the efforts to deny or silence this important information, of amping up pressure to get the vaccine up to and including serious levels of coercion.

        It’s almost as if the government had planned a slow and stealthy poisoning of our population, incrementally weakening it, and then realized the cat was getting out of the bag and said “Oh, crap, we’d better pull out all the stops and get as many people, especially the kids, before we get stopped.”

        That is the most sinister and scary part of this whole thing. Honest mistakes might hurt or kill people, but this is not about honest mistakes. This is not about truly believing something that is not true, such as truly believing these drugs are safe and will help people. This is cold-blooded malicious intent.

        My analogy: If tens of millions of people had died in Ukraine back in the 1930s due to a natural disaster like a famine, that would have been a tragedy. But knowing that they died because Stalin sent his troops in to take all the livestock, burn all the crops, raid all the barns and houses for anything that might be eaten, to the point of going through shoes looking for bits of grain that might have been hidden there, puts these deaths into a very different light.

        And that is the light that is going to be shined onto this government, and the sooner the better.

  7. Amazona November 21, 2021 / 12:41 pm


    Data suggest 1 in 317 boys aged 16 to 17 will get myocarditis from the COVID shots, and after a third booster, that number may be even higher

    VAERS reporting is likely underreported by a factor of 41. Since there are over 8,000 domestic deaths reported to VAERS, and 98% of those deaths are “excess deaths,” this suggests that as many as 300,000 Americans may have died from the COVID shots thus far

    Calculations based on government data from 35% of the world’s population suggest we’re killing approximately 411 people per million doses on average. Moderna and Pfizer are both two-dose regimens, which pushes this to 822 deaths per million fully vaccinated. And that’s just the short-term mortality. We still have no concept of how these shots might impact mortality and morbidity in the longer term

    An Italian investigation found that if the COVID mortality definition were changed to only include those cases where there were no preexisting comorbidities, the mortality from COVID comes out to just 2.9% of the overall reported number. This suggests that if a COVID death was redefined to being a death actually “from” COVID rather than “with” COVID, the death count could be substantially smaller than 760,000 deaths and may be smaller than the number killed by the vaccines

    The deadliest vaccine ever made is the smallpox vaccine, which killed 1 in 1 million vaccinated people. The COVID shots kills 822 per million fully vaccinated, making it more than 800 times deadlier than the deadliest vaccine in human history

    I hate watching videos so I read the transcript. It goes fast, and it is packed with information.

  8. Amazona November 21, 2021 / 1:58 pm

    There’s a place for CNN in the proposed $43 billion combination of WarnerMedia and Discovery, billionaire media mogul John Malone told CNBC in a recorded interview that aired Thursday.

    “I would like to see CNN evolve back to the kind of journalism that it started with, and actually have journalists, which would be unique and refreshing,” said the cable TV pioneer and longtime chairman of Liberty Media, which is a major shareholder in Discovery. “I do believe good journalism could have a role in this future portfolio that Discovery-TimeWarner’s going to represent.”

    Back in May, AT&T announced a deal to combine its content unit WarnerMedia with Discovery. Under the agreement, AT&T will unwind its $85 billion acquisition of TimeWarner, which closed just about three years ago and form a new and separate media company with Discovery. It will bring together AT&T-owned CNN, HBO and the Warner Bros. studio and Discovery’s channels, including Animal Planet, TLC and its namesake Discovery Channel. At the time of the announcement, the parties had said they hoped to close the transaction in the middle of next year.

    “A coward’s way out would be to sell [CNN] or spin it off and then sell it,” Malone said, in response to a question from CNBC’s David Faber on whether the cable news network would fit into the video streaming ambitions of the merged company, which will be named Warner Bros. Discovery.

    John Malone is well known around here. wikipedia actually has a pretty decent bio of him. I still drive by his old partner’s horse and cattle company when bad traffic on I-25 bumps me over east to smaller roads, and I shared some fence lines with Malone on one of my old Wyoming ranches. He bought up huge swathes of eastern and north central Colorado ranch land, and started a horse rescue south of Denver. He has been acquiring land, buying a 300,000 acre New Mexico ranch a few years ago and outdistancing Ted Turner in number of acres owned in the West.

    The thing is, I think he leans conservative. I have never heard a word about him that would make me think he would be tolerant of woke BS. The various companies owned by Liberty Media parrot the mandatory word salad about equity and diversity, but it seems to me to just be boilerplate. Malone is a good enough businessman to know how to play the game, but I don’t see him as a Zuckerberg clone.

    I’m hoping he will be the necessary clean-sweep kind of new management CNN needs. He clearly recognizes the dumpster fire it has become, and when I read “I would like to see CNN evolve back to the kind of journalism that it started with, and actually have journalists, which would be unique and refreshing,” I was thrilled even before I knew who said it.

    • Retired Spook November 21, 2021 / 7:44 pm

      Did you see Harriet Hageman on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo?

      • Amazona November 22, 2021 / 10:59 am

        No. I know you like Maria’s show but I seldom watch any TV during the day. I’ve thought of watching her show because you speak of it so often but I just forget.

        What was your impression of Harriet?

      • Amazona November 22, 2021 / 12:40 pm

        I found it on you tube and was sorry to see her cut off like that.

      • Retired Spook November 22, 2021 / 11:55 am

        She was on right at the end and had to rush her comments. Even then she got cut off because the show ended. I liked what she said. She had her hair up in a tight bun (I think — I couldn’t see the back of her head), and it gave her a kind of severe look. It was too short an interview, interrupted by a commercial in the middle, to get a good impression of someone I’ve never seen or heard before. Still, if I lived in Wyoming, I’d vote for a fence post before I’d vote for Liz.

      • Amazona November 22, 2021 / 12:59 pm

        No, she has short hair and has always worn it off her face, though I think she needs to soften in now that she is going to be photographed so much, and the camera angle also emphasized it. Yes, she was at a disadvantage.

        This is one old article about her.

        You can see that she is not only a fighter, she is good at what she does and she really made a difference to Wyoming ranchers when she fought the roadless rule. Harriet is who told me that the Forest Service is administered by the Department of Agriculture, not the Interior, specifically because it was created to provide the nation with an ongoing source of lumber and to protect our watersheds, with recreation only a third element. So trying to ban logging, based on among other things by trying to halt the construction of logging roads in the national forests, is a violation of the charter.

        The other roadless rules cut ranchers with federal grazing leases off from those leases in a meaningful way, banning them from using vehicles to take feed supplements and salt blocks to their herds, for example, or carry in fencing supplies, or carrying out injured animals.

        She is an acknowledged expert on water law—-a HUGE topic out West—-and has been asked to speak all over the country on things like water law, environmental issues that are legitimate and not just Leftist ploys for control, and government overreach among other topics.

        She grew up in a tiny two bedroom house packed with siblings and foster children and the animals the kids adopted, including an antelope that insisted on sitting on the couch to watch TV and would bite the kids to make them move. She put herself through law school working as a flagman on highway construction and until lately still went home in the spring to help with branding. She is as far from being an effete East Coast member of the uniclass as you can get, and fiercely ethical.

  9. Cluster November 22, 2021 / 8:39 am

    I encourage everyone to watch Patriot Purge, the new documentary about Jan 6. Very well done and right over the target as evidenced by the outrage expressed by the deep state media and loyal state democrats. It really shows you the depths of depravity and deception Democrats and elitists will go to in their effort to control every aspect of American life.

    • Cluster November 22, 2021 / 9:00 am

      In a related story …

      Two Fox News contributors QUIT over Tucker Carlson’s documentary that described January 6 insurrection as a ‘false flag’ orchestrated by Biden

      I’m curious, does anyone know what these two actually contributed?

      • Amazona November 22, 2021 / 1:02 pm

        does anyone know what these two actually contributed?

        Whines and Liberal tears.

        Goldberg once wrote an excellent well-researched book showing how fascism is really a Leftist political model, and seemed pretty grounded in conservative principles, but he just let his personal animus toward Trump take over his entire life and career.

        We’re seeing the same thing play out with Liz Cheney.

      • Amazona November 22, 2021 / 9:50 pm

        Typical tripe:

        Mitt Romney
        Admirable—and difficult—decision by two people of character and conscience.


        Sean Davis
        LOL. They didn’t quit because of Tucker. They didn’t even really quit. Fox planned on getting rid of them because the audience hated them for being dishonest left-wing grifters who were wrong about everything. 🤡🤡🤡

  10. Amazona November 22, 2021 / 1:45 pm

    Just how disgusting are Democrats? They are eager to tell is, via their responses to last night’s carnage in Waukesha, WI. Three themes have popped up.

    1. This is just karma, these people gathering in a social community event, a Christmas parade, deserved to be run down because they live in a state where a young man was acquitted of murder after a trial proved he had acted in self defense. These comments use the word “karma”, and/or sneer that the driver probably felt threatened and was just acting in self defense.
    2. The driver didn’t intend to hurt anyone, but was just fleeing arrest for another crime. It was an “oops”.
    3. The deaths and injuries were due to what an SUV did. Article after article explain that the people were mowed down “by an SUV” or that “an SUV” crashed through the crowd. (Oddly enough no one even made the argument that “a gun” killed anyone in Kenosha.)

    As far as I am concerned, each of these efforts to change the narrative to something that pleases Lefties is foul and disgusting and inexcusable.

    When, in a live interview at the scene, an eyewitness described the driver as a black male, the “journalist” got quite rattled and tried to stop the description, but the witness wasn’t having any of that. He rather indignantly said HE was a black man, identifying another person as a black man, but the interviewer was still very nervous about this. So much for journalism being about reporting the facts.

    • Amazona November 22, 2021 / 2:00 pm

      Naturally, this mass murderer, recently set free by a Democrat D.A after being arrested for yet another in a long string of violent crimes, is not the only criminal loved and supported by the Left. Here is just one more example:

      I’m ordinarily not a fan of suing people, but as long as morons keep voting for people like these D.A.s and these other Democrats I’m starting to think the only thing that might change them is being held financially responsible for what they do If you are injured in any way by a vaccine your company forced you to take, sue the daylights out of that company. Ditto for suing your governor or your local CDC and/or everyone associated with this coercion. If you are injured, or the family member of someone killed by a recently released criminal, sue everyone responsible for putting him back on the streets. And that goes for any injury or death caused by an illegal alien let into the country under Biden Rules.

      • Cluster November 22, 2021 / 3:07 pm

        Whatever will bring about political and media accountability, I’m all for it. The lack of rhetorical and professional accountability in these two sectors is the biggest problem this country faces. Terms limits for politicians, and strict slander/libel laws for the media

    • Retired Spook November 22, 2021 / 2:14 pm

      When, in a live interview at the scene, an eyewitness described the driver as a black male, the “journalist” got quite rattled and tried to stop the description, but the witness wasn’t having any of that. He rather indignantly said HE was a black man, identifying another person as a black man, but the interviewer was still very nervous about this. So much for journalism being about reporting the facts.

      The news at the top of the hour (1 PM EST) just reported that the driver was a white nationalist. I think it was either ABC or CBS.

      BTW, did someone hack your phone and/or your email?

      • Amazona November 22, 2021 / 5:55 pm

        did someone hack your phone and/or your email

        Not that I’m aware of but in the past I have had my email hacked. I only found out because I put my own name in my Contacts list so the emails sent out in my name also came to me/

        I have recently been hit by a big phishing scam and part of it hooked me—-I always check return emails but one, allegedly from Microsoft saying there had been recent efforts to change my email, had a return address that read, at the end, “” so I checked the “not me” box. I didn’t open a link per se but I did check that. Are you getting weird emails “from” me? As far as I know my phone is OK.

      • Retired Spook November 22, 2021 / 6:12 pm

        I got a weird text from you. I texted the number I have for you that Harriet was going to be on Sunday Morning Futures, and I got multiple vulgar responses that were just not something you would say, but it said it was from you.

      • Amazona November 22, 2021 / 8:51 pm

        Thanks for the heads-up. I know I get lots of solicitation calls and now then if I hit “redial” I get an answer from the person whose name had showed up on Caller ID but who had not called me. This is not the kind of spoofing where someone can enter someone else’s name to show up on Caller ID—in this case the solicitor is actually going through the other person’s phone service. Otherwise a redial call would not go to the person owning the account.

        I am on Verizon and I have noticed that a lot of those calls go to Verizon numbers. It makes me wonder if a Verizon employee has sold numbers.

      • Amazona November 22, 2021 / 9:01 pm

        One of the main things I have noticed about the Left is that it offers not just a desire for globalism but a counterbalance of disliking this country. I think the recent move to make “nationalism” a bad thing, something connected to racism, is part of that. It’s harder to sell globalism to people who love their own country, so the combination of destroying our borders and making love of country a symbol of hatred and ignorance is all tied in with that.

  11. Amazona November 22, 2021 / 9:24 pm

    The Justice Department will pay about $130 million to Parkland shooting victims over the F.B.I.’s failure to act on tips involving the gunman.

    This is the kind of thing most likely to bring about change, absent a bulldozer like Donald Trump —I want to see the FBI sued and every DA that won’t do his or her job, every governor or police chief who refuses to allow illegals to be arrested, etc. all sued to the max. Make towns and states pay when we can’t make the feds pony up. I wish we could sue judges.

  12. Cluster November 23, 2021 / 8:48 am

    They are still playing this stupid game ….

    Fauci says no masks are needed for family gatherings this holiday season as long as everyone is fully vaccinated against Covid

    How long do you think they can keep this charade up?

    • Amazona November 23, 2021 / 12:19 pm

      It’s running out of steam. A friend told me at dinner the other night that a parent (she works in the school admin system) had produced a ten page heavily researched paper on the dangers of masking, and when she gets back from Thanksgiving she is going to see if she can get me a copy. I hope it also covers the ineffectiveness of masking

      For about six months in early 2020 everyone wore masks everywhere, in addition to being herded like sheep into one-way aisles in stores, standing on dots on floors to keep us separated, and constantly using sanitizers for everything. And Covid infections just kept spreading.

      Fauci can’t seem to remember that his own agency has admitted that vaxxing won’t halt the spread of the virus.

  13. Cluster November 23, 2021 / 9:08 am

    So this happened:

    “An investment firm where Hunter Biden, the president’s son, was a founding board member helped facilitate a Chinese company’s purchase from an American company of one of the world’s richest cobalt mines, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” … According to the report, Hunter’s company routinely made deals to secure mineral and mining contracts for Chinese state-owned firms in other countries. The paper went on to warn that “China might use its growing dominance of cobalt to disrupt America’s retooling of its auto industry to make electric vehicles. The metal is among several key ingredients in electric car batteries.”

    And now his Father is mandating American car manufacturers to go all electric. AN NO ONE CARES. This is blatant corruption that is being ignored by most everyone and it’s truly hard to believe. And moreover, the elitists don’t even care which of course leads one to believe that they are ALL GRIFTERS.

    Unfortunately, I am convinced that American is the most corrupt country in the world. From the media to academia to government, they are all on the take. Prove me wrong

    • Amazona November 23, 2021 / 12:13 pm

      I think we are far from being “the most corrupt country in the world”—if we were, there wouldn’t be the need to have a state media to lie and cover things up because no one would care. The Left has had to work very very hard to get as far as it has, and it still rests almost exclusively on controlling the source of information.

      Change that, get the information out there, and the basically decent America citizen will raise hell. And yes, even kick out the academics. There is already a grass roots uprising against academia, so far just in lower education but this is the kind of thing that can spread up through all branches of academia. Once you have fought to make sure your sixth grader’s mind isn’t being poisoned, you are not likely to approve of it happening a few years later.

      As far as a cobalt shortage’s ability to “disrupt America’s retooling of its auto industry to make electric vehicles” I’m all for that. I see the EV move as a parallel to the vax move. It is basically an effort to further cripple the country. Shut off petro development, then ban petro fueled vehicles, while making the country depend on electric cars with limited load capacity, limited range, high cost and then the discovery that we don’t have enough electricity to charge them and we have succeeded in destroying the country from within.

    • Amazona November 23, 2021 / 12:15 pm

      That didn’t take long, did it? From Kiwi to WeeWee in one short generation.

      • Retired Spook November 23, 2021 / 12:45 pm

        LOL!! 🙂

  14. Amazona November 23, 2021 / 12:44 pm

    Speaking of undermining the foundation of our country, the Smithsonian published a list of defects of white people:

    Rugged Individualism
    The nuclear family
    Objective thinking
    Believing hard work is the key to success
    Christianity is the norm
    Respecting authority
    Planning for future
    Delayed gratification
    Action Orientation
    Being polite

    On the other hand, Coca Cola instructed its white employees on how to be “less white”:

    Be less oppressive
    Be less arrogant
    Be less certain
    Be less defensive
    Be less ignorant
    Be more humble
    Break with apathy
    Break with white solidarity

    “BELIEVE”???? Seriously?

    You know what all this does? It attracts me even more to “white solidarity” now that I know that “white” has nothing to do with skin color but is really about things that I think are important—basically the whole first list.

    Just as “black” is no longer related just to dark skin, and depends more on political affiliation and value systems, clearly “white” is now not related to skin with low melanin content.

    And BTW, what could be more arrogant than making a list of how people should “be” according to YOU? The Coca Cola list is nucking futs.

    • Cluster November 23, 2021 / 12:53 pm

      White people really need to start pushing back HARD. And you’re correct, being white now is synonymous with being “well adjusted and decent” and we should NEVER apologize for that. I have never thought of myself as a white man but am now very proud about being a white man.

      • Amazona November 23, 2021 / 3:37 pm

        I think one tactic would be to, in a totally calm and nonconfrontational way mildly comment that you are surprised to see some minorities eager to be considered the opposite of objective, respectful, valuing the family, etc. Why announce to the world that you reject objective thinking, believing hard work is the key to success, respect for authority, the ability to plan for the future, delayed gratification, being action oriented, being good at making decisions, or being polite?

        Isn’t that like staking out the territory of being emotion-controlled, disrespectful, not valuing the family, being lazy and expecting success to just be handed to you, unable to plan for your own or any other future, still subject to infantile instant gratification, incapable of making decisions as well as being rude?

        But hey, this is what some people want us to see in those who not white, so I’ll take their word for it.

      • Amazona November 23, 2021 / 3:58 pm

        In a similar vein—-I love the series “Yellowstone” and a few weeks ago they were running promo spots for the new season that had short clips of some of the stars. The young actor who plays the doofus Jimmy was very sincere in his amazement at the experience of, as he put it (paraphrased but very close) “It’s so weird to be in New York half the year and then come out here, where people actually DO things, actually know HOW to do all these really hard things”. In other words, he was stunned and impressed by competence.

        All I could think was, “Welcome to the real world, snowflake. At least out here in the West that is taken for granted. We CAN do things. Once upon a time this was the standard for everyone.”

        I’m kind of a tough old broad. I can and do run tractors and just brought two of my tractors and my skid steer back to Colorado to work on a big landscaping project. I drive an F-350 crew cab long bed Powerstroke, often pulling a big trailer. Sometimes I break things, burn things or blow things up, but the thing is, I can also build things and fix things. I shoot guns. I wear jeans and boots and Carhart jackets. This summer I had a ball helping friends build a 6000 square foot metal building, 25 feet up in a man lift bucket tightening bolts on the steel frame. In other words, a typical Flyover Country hick and target of Leftist elite sneers.

        But the thing is, I clean up pretty good, as they say out here. I can step down off a big tractor, shower and fix my hair, put on a pretty dress and do a little face paint and I can go anywhere the smug urban snob can go. On the road or on the tractor I might be listening to the Kentucky Headhunters (kings of white trash rock) or Andrea Bocelli . I can order in French, I know my way around a few international airports, when I think about it I can remember at least some of what I learned about fine wine managing a high end restaurant and I can function competently and successfully in the environments the elites think make them special. But put one of them in front of an irritated horse or on even a small lawn tractor and you will see the human equivalent of a hog on ice.

        That’s what cracks me up—the shallow superficiality of what they think makes them special. This young actor didn’t even realize how, when he was expressing his amazement at finding this whole other alien world out there, that he never knew existed, he was describing the typical urban elite. He was surprised to learn that there are competent people out here, who take competence for granted—-I wonder if he has realized yet that they can and do cross over and are competent in his world, too.

  15. Amazona November 23, 2021 / 1:23 pm

    GOP Governors Launch ‘Operation Open Roads’ to Cut Regulations, Get Supply Chain Moving

    This is a perfect example of the differences between the two political mindsets when it comes to problems. One side sees a problem and thinks “How can I solve it?” while the other side sees the same problem and thinks “How can I build on this to gain more power?”

  16. Amazona November 23, 2021 / 4:10 pm

    In the Alternate Universe category, which includes a Bill Maher who makes sense, there was actually a funny skit on SNL. I heard about it, just watched it, and liked it. Take a look.

    • Cluster November 23, 2021 / 4:26 pm

      Black Jeopardy is HILARIOUS. I’ve watched all of them. And Bill Maher is coming around … he is one lefty that sees the insanity of the Left. I heard Maher say not long ago that if you ask some guy in Kansas what his pronouns are, you’re likely to be told to f**k off, hahahahaha

      • Amazona November 23, 2021 / 9:03 pm

        This “Are You A Republican” is just as funny,.
        Key and Peele do a lot of racial humor, which they can get away with because they are both biracial, and they can also be outrageously funny. Their “East/West Football” team intros are hysterical.

  17. Amazona November 23, 2021 / 9:18 pm

    My prediction: Tulsi Gabbard is setting herself up to run for the presidency next time around. And she is doing it the smart way, by showing up on conservative-leaning shows like Gutfeld! and Tucker and being smart and sane.

    It’s a long way from Hawaii to New York, and I don’t think you make the trip for nothing.

Comments are closed.