Open Thread

I’d like to say I don’t know where the time went – but, I do: still writing! Kings and Queen (Book V) will be out soon so I was doing some last touches on that…but, honestly, I’m already deep into Book IX. Not only that, but my granddaughter said my stories needed a dragon, so I took Celeste’s daughter Aleste and with assist from the granddaughter, I’m writing Aleste and the Icecrystal Dragons. So, hey guys! How ya been?

Anyways – so, Smollett is guilty, as we all knew he was as soon as the story broke. I’m sure if someone did some digging they could find something that almost amounts to an actual hate crime by a GOPer, but even then, not really. The trouble the Left has here is that we’re not racists. I pointed out on Twitter that if Smollett had actually gone to MAGA country he would have learned that we’re very nice people who don’t give a darn what you do as long as you don’t adversely affect housing prices. Keep your act together and we’re cool.

There’s a poll out for youngsters about their willingness to be friends with people who have different political views and for Democrat kiddies, they are overwhelmingly against being friends with Republicans. Part of this, I’m sure, is peer pressure: they don’t want to be known as someone who is friends with Republicans because all the cool kids don’t have any Republican friends. But it is also of the nature of the Left: hate is what motivates them. It is why they do what they do.

Some people are pointing out how horrible the crime is in Democrat cities and are asking when the DA’s in those towns will finally say, “enough”. I tell them: don’t hold your breath. It is the Left’s opinion that the prosperity and safety of middle class America is a false front on an intrinsically evil society. The Left is letting the criminals out to prey because they believe that it will help generate an acute social crisis which will turn people away from the American system. It is Lenin’s old dictum: the worse, the better. There is a fly in the ointment, however: the Left is the Ruling Class. So, when the people do turn against the system, these junior league Bolsheviks will find all of the hatred directed their way.

Team Pudding Brain has their solution to the inflation problem: order the MSM to talk about how it isn’t a problem. And like proper lapdogs, the MSM is going right along with this order. I’m not sure how well telling us to disbelieve our lying eyes will work. I suspect it won’t. One smart guy did point out that Biden hasn’t remotely hit bottom: apparently, he shoveled out some money for parents and didn’t broadcast too widely that the money is their child tax deduction for 2021…which means that when people go to do their taxes in April of 2022, they’ll find that they already spent their child deduction. I’m sure that’ll go over real well.

Lots of people are noting that Latino voters are dropping the Dems. For males the Latino vote is almost mirroring the vote for white males. If you really drill down to it, the only really strong demographics for the Democrats are African-Americans and white, college educated women. And even the black vote is starting to get a few cracks in it. I don’t think that the Democrats can win much with that. As for the Latinos – don’t expect them to be Buckley-ite Conservatives. They just want law and order, good schools and a vibrant economy. In other words, what the Democrats would at least try to get for them before they were taken over by the aforementioned Bolsheviks. It is, though, our opening…and the GOP should push hard for Latino votes. A vote in 2022 for a good economy can be turned by, say, 2028 into a vote for limited government.

Russia is making waves in Ukraine and it looks like Pudding Brain will roll over for them. In this, probably for the best: can you imagine how catastrophic our defeat would be if we got into a shooting war with the current crew in charge? Also, we don’t have a strategic interest in who governs the Donbas. OTOH, the case can be made that we should stand against military aggression, as such. Not so sure I’m on board with that. Used to be. Maybe not any longer. Some things have to be worked out and war is just politics by other means. Putin – correctly – sees control of the Donbas as vital to his national security: the resources there are vital. Our largest strategic interest is to contain China. Sending an army to Kiev doesn’t serve that interest. Meanwhile, our useless allies won’t send an army…mostly because they haven’t got one. And, finally, the reason Putin is moving is because he knows he’s only got a short time – the miracle of having such a useless American President might never happen again. He kept quiet for Trump because he knew – from Trump’s actions – that Trump wouldn’t put up with it. Putin knows that he can walk all over Biden.

9 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Cluster December 10, 2021 / 9:57 am

    … he would have learned that we’re very nice people who don’t give a darn what you do as long as you don’t adversely affect housing prices.

    As a real estate broker I appreciate the sentiment lol. But this is so true. Conservatives are the new liberals. Live and let live conservatives are now the defenders of civil rights and individual liberties while Democrats have devolved into judgmental intolerant authoritarians and I love pointing this fact out to my old 1980 style Democrat friends who still think they’re part of the “cool kids”, right Casper? Or maybe it’s the cruel kids. I was the only 20 year old supporting Ronald Reagan amongst my friends back then and am proud to say that my values have not changed one bit in 40 years while my old Democrat friends now find themselves supporting a party that Josef Stalin would be very proud of.

    Re: Ukraine/Russia – isn’t it amazing that the American ruling class is much more concerned about Ukraine’s borders than our own?? How does protecting Ukraine’s sovereignty help the middle class family in Kentucky?? It doesn’t, therefore there’s no reason why we should. All of this is a money grab by the pentagon and defense contractors, aided and abetted by the media. We’ve seen this before.

    And by the way, China will take Taiwan and Russia will take Ukraine next year. Predators sense weakness and they will act accordingly and America is in no position to do anything about it. We can’t even enforce our laws and protect citizens and business’s from local crime so how in the hell do we deter a country like China??? It just doesn’t happen.

    • Amazona December 10, 2021 / 3:23 pm

      I am such a DeSantis fan, and the more I watch him navigate the political waters the more qualified I think he is to be president.

  2. jdge1 December 10, 2021 / 2:33 pm

    Study finds 5G technology a ‘significant factor’ in higher COVID case and death rates

    There are several reports stating one of the agents in the COVID vaccine, a compound called graphene, reacts highly irregular when subjected to wireless radiation. While graphene has several potential benefits, injecting it into the body is not one of those. Considering there have been very limited studies related to the effect of 5G networks on the human body, I wonder just where the push is coming from to get communities 5G ready.

    • Amazona December 10, 2021 / 3:22 pm

      That is really interesting, both the article and the information that graphene is in the “vaccines”. So we’ve got graphene, we’ve got glycol, we got that other chemical Dr. Long described that, when bought on its own, is marked with a skull and crossbones and has never been approved for use in humans, all in drugs never formally approved by the FDA (with final approval due in March of 2023) and we still have the feds and its obedient minions shilling for these drugs in a way that makes old-time tent revival preachers look low-key by comparison.

      And then there is 5G. I wonder just where the push is coming from to get communities 5G ready. Hmmmmm. If only we had some information on connections between our president and the nation developing 5G technology we might find a clue…………….

    • jdge1 December 10, 2021 / 9:18 pm

      I haven’t been able to spend enough time with this material to know how truthful / factual it is, but much of this information can be found in more than one place, and from more than one resource. If even half of it’s true, we’re in for a scary future.

    • jdge1 December 10, 2021 / 9:29 pm

      Though most of have never heard of graphene oxide until recently, there are numerous uses for it. The article in the link provides several and gives us some insight into just how prevalent this material is already part of our existence. One of the things mentioned by those in the know in the early in development of the COVID vaccine is; it will carry a substance that will allow for tracking every individual with a unique code for a duration of at least several years. Given some of the developments mentioned, this seems more possible than we might have first believed and GO likely provides that mechanism.

  3. Amazona December 12, 2021 / 3:02 pm

    Chris Wallace Quits Fox News to Join CNN

    In other words, he is finally making it official

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