Open Thread

Justin Trudeau announced today that the state of emergency would continue even though the trucker protest has been ended – people who start using jackbooted thugs and unconstitutional punishments usually don’t like to give up such things. Among his statements is an assertion that any MP who doesn’t vote to approve dictatorship is opposed to Democracy. All of this brought to mind a Tweet I did a while ago: Progressives are not nice people. They are mean, nasty, self-loathing psychopaths. They are mere appetite for power and money and they despise those of us who have normal lives.

Only the United States is free in 2022, and we’re barely hanging on to it. Only the tattered threads of our Constitution and our federal system keeps us from falling into the dark night of tyranny. And day by day the minions of Pudding Brain are working to undermine both things – they hate us. They hate the United States and they want us to be on our knees to them. They do it in a hundred different ways from things like refusing to enforce immigration law to pressing auto companies to go all electric in their products. Anything they can do to take choice away from us and give it to faceless, Progressive bureaucrats.

If we win in 2022 and 2024, we have to go war against the State. Even if you won’t go as far as I do in wanting to abolish the police, you simply must agree that police powers, especially at the federal level, need to be curbed. We need specific laws prohibiting federal agents from doing certain actions- things like no regulation takes affect until approved by both houses of Congress in a stand-alone, up or down vote; no collecting of identifying data on American citizens without a warrant; banning asset forfeiture prior to conviction and even then only for assets which are proven in court to come from illegal activities; banning banks from reporting financial transactions to the government without a warrant (no more of that “if they deposit 10 grand, let Uncle Sam know”, which they want to change to a $600.00 threshold). We must dismantle the ability of government to know our activities or do anything to us prior to the issue of a warrant and/or a conviction in court.

They’re still fussing about Ukraine. I guess I’m supposed to care that Putin is trying to detach the predominantly ethnic-Russian areas of Ukraine. I do see the issue – especially as Putin also considers Ukrainians to be Russian – but I still don’t see why I’m supposed to care more than the Europeans do. I’m willing to help – provide all kinds of a support for a Franco-German army fighting to keep the Russians out of the Donbas. But if there isn’t a NATO army to support there, don’t see any reason to send an American army…which will be called “allied” because while we send, say, an Army corps the French send a regiment and the Germans a battalion.

Global warming got snow in the Chinese city of Xiamen for the first time since 1893. Apparently, a really arctic blast is hitting east Asia and it might be heading our way. I did check and in a couple days we’ll be dropping from balmly 60’s and 70’s down into the 50’s for high temps in Vegas.

Israel preps for Pudding Brain’s surrender to Iran on the nuke issue. Why are they doing this? Because Trump didn’t surrender and kept the mullahs in a strategic cage – and Team Pudding Brain’s main thing is to do the exact opposite of whatever Trump did.

As mask mandates are lifted, people are noting that some people just will not let the fear go. A Twitter friend points out that we were subjected to a military-grade psy-op on Covid and it worked very well. Some people were made so terrified of this 98%+ survivable disease that they are psychologically scarred. Maybe for life. My view: it all depends of if you watch TV. Those who watch TV got the full dose of the psy-op and so are wrecked. I’ve lost friends over this: and those I’ve lost are all avid consumers of TV.

Our Matt is sort of on Trump’s Truth Social platform – he’s gotten farther than I have. I figure demand for it is overwhelming, so I’ll be patient. And I’ll see you there! No shirking this one, guys: get an account. When I have one, I’ll post my handle here. We’ve got to build this thing up as fast as possible for political reasons.

33 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Tim February 21, 2022 / 8:39 pm

    The Germans might send a company or so of medical and or sanitation troops. They won’t send combat troops outside of German territory because their constitution forbids it.

  2. Amazona February 21, 2022 / 10:31 pm

    A Twitter friend points out that we were subjected to a military-grade psy-op on Covid and it worked very well. Some people were made so terrified of this 98%+ survivable disease that they are psychologically scarred. Maybe for life.

    Yes! That is exactly what has happened. The next logical question has to be, was this on purpose? Was the whole virus thing part of this military-grade psy-op? I have felt all along it was a test, a test to see how pathogens spread and how they affect the psyches of the people, and then how much liberty people will abandon for the illusion of safety. How much we will allow “experts” to tell us how to live. How lethal a pathogen has to be to accomplish X amount of economic damage. How dissent will be handled.

    It’s going to make a very interesting book. And I think there might be enough information out there for someone to connect the dots resulting in a lot of people going to prison. One can only hope.

    • Cluster February 22, 2022 / 10:11 am

      In the last 2 years my eyes have been opened wide as to what Fear and Greed will do to people … and it’s not pretty.

  3. jdge1 February 22, 2022 / 6:48 am

    Nothing to see here folks…

    “The former boss of a French modeling agency who was under investigation over suspicion he procured underage girls to late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was found hanged in his prison cell Saturday, invoking similarities between the two individual’s alleged cause of deaths.

    Jean-Luc Brunel, 75, was found dead in his cell at around 1:30 a.m. in what French officials say is an apparent suicide, according to The Guardian. No cameras captured the alleged suicide but an inquiry into his death has been opened.

    Brunel, a longtime associate of Epstein, was given a $1 million line of credit by the late financer to start a modeling agency in Miami.

    • Retired Spook February 22, 2022 / 10:21 am

      The other networks’ vicious and relentless attacks on Fox remind me a lot of Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner. The more they attack, the more audience they lose.

    • Amazona February 22, 2022 / 3:48 pm

      I think we are underestimating the younger generations. Sure, there are plenty of slackers and stoners, but there are a lot of young adults who see that their parents and grandparents were able to have comfortable lives and retirements and they are realizing this will not be true for them if we don’t change course. They can’t look forward to having nice homes in nice neighborhoods when the Left is bragging about mixing in low income housing, bringing inner-city problems to the suburbs. They can’t look forward to having families when they see the mess our schools are in. They can’t count on honest elections. They can’t trust the agencies that used to be the bedrock of American security—local district attorneys and sheriffs, the FBI, the CIA, the FDA, the CDC, most of Congress, the Supreme Court and now the White House. People 30 and under are on thin ice and seeing it cracking beneath them.

      We’re all hearing the ice crack but at a certain age we have at least had time to get into a house, establish a career, start a family and have a little bit of a head start. The younger people don’t have any of that. Their choices are to give in and just go with the flow, counting on Uncle Sugar to make their decisions and take care of them, or start to dig a little to figure out how we got into this mess and maybe how to get out of it.

      As for Tucker, I am becoming a serious Tucker Carlson fan. He is bold and brave in what he tackles, he is articulate so he can get information across quickly and concisely, and he has a way of being terribly serious and then suddenly breaking into an infectious laugh that makes him very appealing. No one else has that ability to lighten things up with a grin or a giggle so he never seems like he is lecturing us, just sitting down with us for a chat about some very serious stuff.

      • Cluster February 22, 2022 / 5:15 pm

        I have always liked Tucker, even when he was a Democrat on CNN so many years ago but even then, he would deliver his arguments cogently and with some humor so he was always one of those Democrats I didn’t mind. Kind of like the way I feel about Bill Maher – I don’t agree with him but at least he’s honest.

      • Retired Spook February 22, 2022 / 5:27 pm

        Tucker is the only prime time show on Fox that I watch regularly. He breaks more big stories than all the rest put together.

      • Cluster February 22, 2022 / 5:39 pm

        Tucker’s segment on Canada last night was brilliant and alarming and everyone should go back and watch it. Canada, like New Zealand and Australia, has devolved into tyranny. Plain and simple and our “free” press doesn’t seem to notice.

      • Mark Noonan February 22, 2022 / 5:49 pm

        The “free” press is in favor of the tyranny. This is something our system can’t really handle. The Founders never envisioned a time when pretty much all Power would be on one side. They knew rich people had undue influence and they knew clever people could manipulate public opinion…but they set up a system where at least part of the rich and part of the manipulators would be opposed to the other rich and manipulators. The amazing uniformity of thought in all our institutions public and private has never happened before…not like this: it was enforced under Stalin and Hitler by secret police…this is enforced by voluntary groupthink.

        That is why I keep coming back to confiscating their money – I think it is our only way out of this. As long as they can buy influence, they’ll have influence…and keep ratcheting us towards conformity. Almost everyone on the Right opposes this idea…but keep in mind that the motivation here isn’t to end wealth but simply to disarm an opponent. Bill Gates with $60 billion is a menace. Gates with $60 million is a weird, old crank. Amazon with a market capitalization of $3 trillion is a behemoth able to buy off everyone. Ten Amazons with market caps of $300 million each are just big companies. Harvard with a $10 billion endowment sets the tone for all of higher education. Harvard with a $100 million endowment is just another college.

      • Cluster February 22, 2022 / 8:57 pm

        I would have no problem confiscating the wealth of some academic institutions and helping to pay off student loans among other things. Those institutions have played a huge role in creating the problems this country now confronts. I also wouldn’t have a problem of breaking up Facebook, Amazon, etc and in fact I think it’s much needed. They also can not be held harmless of liability but confiscating individual wealth is another matter and sets a bad precedent. Limiting their ability to influence elections though has to be done. If this country goes through another election cycle like the last one, it won’t be long before everyone loses faith in the process and when that happens, they win. Election integrity is the first step towards this nation recovering. 2022 and 2024 will be an American parent revolt. They’re going to take back their schools and communities

      • Mark Noonan February 23, 2022 / 2:31 pm

        I think we are looking at a seismic political event in November. It is small, but yesterday a city council election in Jacksonville, FL went GOP by about 4 points…last time around, it went Democrat by 16. The two biggest drivers of this are gas/food prices and mask mandates. The Democrats are trying to unwind the mandates, but the only way out of high prices is a recession. Even if we started to ramp up production of gas and oil – which Team Pudding Brain simply won’t do – it is too late to help them by November. Today I saw an MSM report which is seriously blaming the Ukraine crisis for high prices! They are stuck, don’t know what to do and people are furious.

  4. Cluster February 22, 2022 / 11:07 am

    Here’s Joe Biden going all Corn Pop on Putin lol

    Joe Biden

    United States government official
    Vladimir Putin doesn’t want me to be President. He doesn’t want me to be our nominee. If you’re wondering why — it’s because I’m the only person in this field who’s ever gone toe-to-toe with him.

    C’mon Man.

  5. Cluster February 22, 2022 / 12:02 pm

    So Canada has gone from 2 weeks to “flatten the curve” to seized bank accounts in 2 years. And they still want trust and respect.

    They will only get contempt and violent opposition from me.

  6. Cluster February 22, 2022 / 12:14 pm

    Keep in mind, both Ukraine and Russia have a lot of dirt on the Biden’s so ole Joe better be careful on how he proceeds or we just might learn more very gross details about the Biden family. As if it isn’t already bad.

    • Amazona February 22, 2022 / 3:17 pm

      I’m sure Biden thought his deals with Russia, Ukraine and China would help him out as president, but I have a feeling they are going to be the opposite. And Vladimir doesn’t strike me as a guy who likes having some wimpy mental midget brag about making him back down. The old saying is “Don’t poke the bear” and in this case Russia is the bear in more ways than one.

      • Cluster February 22, 2022 / 3:43 pm

        In 2012, Barack Hussein Obama said that Russia was a regional power at best and hardly a threat to worry about in response to Mittens Romney, yet somehow by 2016 Russia had become so powerful they were able to alter the US POTUS election and then of course fast forward to today and Russia has become the greatest threat to democracy around the world. That’s pretty impressive.

  7. Amazona February 22, 2022 / 5:14 pm

    Cheney silent on dangerous Biden nominee, whose husband serves on January 6th Committee

    Rep. Liz Cheney has not uttered a word in protest against Biden’s nominee for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, a nominee whose clearly-stated policy views would allow her to cause significant harm to Wyoming’s industries. The nominee, Sarah Bloom Raskin, is an ardent opponent of fossil fuels and, if confirmed, is expected to use her position to limit energy industry access to capital. Raskin is the wife of Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Cheney’s close friend and colleague on the sham January 6th Committee, which continues its unrelenting attacks on former President Donald Trump and his supporters.

    • Cluster February 22, 2022 / 5:24 pm

      The daughter of Dick Cheney needs to be silent more often.

    • Mark Noonan February 22, 2022 / 5:50 pm

      There’s always the connection, isn’t there? Its why we need term limits – for both elected officials and government employees.

  8. Cluster February 22, 2022 / 5:33 pm

    As a citizen of one of the preferred Red States in this country, I am begging Blue Staters to stop moving here. Number one, I don’t want you voting here; number two, you’re driving housing prices beyond the means of good young local families; and number three, you really need to live and fester in the sewer you created. You can come for vacation though because we do have a lot of fun here. Just be sure to leave.

  9. Amazona February 23, 2022 / 3:25 am

    Reading a Brad Thor novel I came across a quotation from a John Hancock speech marking the fourth anniversary of the Boston Tea Party:

    I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny

    Now THAT’S a good bumper sticker!

    • Retired Spook February 23, 2022 / 7:58 am

      We need to get back to that mindset as a nation.

  10. Cluster February 23, 2022 / 9:22 am

    Tucker’s opening segment last night was again must watch tv. He detailed the failures of our government and politicians over the last 30 years who have sold off our manufacturing base, imposed the LGBTQ agenda on our children, never enforced our borders, allowed our inner cities to decay, allowed opioids to destroy our youth, divided us along racial lines, and enriched themselves and their friends BUT are now telling us that Putin is the threat we should be concerned about.

    The current US Government is the threat all of us should be most concerned about.

  11. Cluster February 23, 2022 / 9:25 am

    And let me make sure I have this right. Am I to believe that the same military that ran away from goat herders in such a panic that people were killed, are now going to battle Russia and save democracy??

    • Retired Spook February 23, 2022 / 12:20 pm

      I think that about sums it up. Twilight Zone, here we come.

    • jdge1 February 24, 2022 / 2:01 am

      Funny observation. But remember, Russia ran away from the goat herders first.

  12. Retired Spook February 23, 2022 / 12:19 pm

    The Biden presidency is turning into one giant cluster fuck. I got this from a friend via email this morning. Put down your coffee before you read it.

    I was eating breakfast with my 10-year-old grandson and I asked him, “what day is tomorrow?”

    Without skipping a beat he said, “it’s President’s Day!”
    He’s smart, so I asked, “and what does President’s Day mean?”
    I was waiting for something about Washington or Lincoln or some great action a past president had taken, BUT…

    …he replied, “President’s Day is when President Biden steps out of the White House and if he sees his shadow we have
    3 more years of bull shit.”

    You know, it really does hurt when hot coffee spurts out your nose!

    • Cluster February 23, 2022 / 1:08 pm

      LOL. On another note, what is it that Democrats always say?? The seriousness of the allegations demands an investigation, well …..

      Pete Buttigieg’s political action committees took money from 23 companies who then got jobs from South Bend’s Board of Public Works on which he was seated, documents obtained by reveal. On two occasions, the former presidential candidate received donations the same day the companies were awarded contracts. Other city contractors gifted the mayor cigars, alcohol and golf trips worth hundreds of dollars. The companies, their executives and spouses donated a total $253,750 to Buttigieg’s campaigns, and received a combined $33,280,426 in city contracts between 2011 and 2019. Government watchdogs say the pattern of donations and contracts could present the appearance of a ‘pay to play’ scandal – and raises concerns over the $210billion earmarked in the bipartisan infrastructure bill for Buttigieg to dish out in discretionary grants as transport secretary, part of a $1.2trillion budget.

      • Retired Spook February 23, 2022 / 1:29 pm

        The companies, their executives and spouses donated a total $253,750 to Buttigieg’s campaigns, and received a combined $33,280,426 in city contracts between 2011 and 2019.

        That’s a hell of an ROI!

      • Amazona February 23, 2022 / 4:40 pm

        … concerns over the $210 billion earmarked in the bipartisan infrastructure bill for Buttigieg to dish out in discretionary grants as transport secretary, part of a $1.2trillion budget.

        I’ll bet people are lining up to get some of this. $210 billion-with-a-B will generate a lot more “goodwill” from Mayor Pete than that measly $33,280,426 the last guys got.

      • Retired Spook February 23, 2022 / 5:44 pm

        A $trillion here, a $trillion there, and before you know it you’re talking about real money. Well OK, not REAL money, but a lot of money.

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