Open Thread

As of a little while ago as I write, Oz clings to about a 1,200 vote lead in the PA GOP primary – nobody really knows how it will come out. I get the sense that Oz might pull it off, but McCormick could certainly get the win. Either is acceptable to me and would be immediately favored to win in November – the Democrats having nominate a leftist lunatic who thinks Catholic teaching is “gross”. That won’t play well in Western PA where the Democrats have to come back from the politically dead if they want to win Statewide.

GOP turnout in these primaries is so far vastly better than Democrat – and in North Carolina, very much so. A lot of punditry doesn’t like to read too much into that, but one thing we learn every election cycle is that political pundits don’t know the first thing about politics…they got some hobby-horse theory about how it works and they cherry pick data which confirms their bias. And when they get it wrong, they either ignore it completely, or explain it away. To me, people taking the time to go vote – especially in a primary – is a key indicator of how things are going. The other thing is voter registration patterns, which are also favorable to the GOP just about everywhere.

Musk announced that he intends to vote GOP – because Democrats are insane. And that, right there, pretty much nutshells 2022: Democrats are about to get a scorching rebuke not because of a sudden love for the GOP, but because they, the Democrats, have become so bad that they simply have to go. The political pundit class is, as I said before, clueless. At best you’re starting to see some of them hedge a bit and say the GOP may have a good year but even that with caveats about how if this, that and the other thing happens, the Democrats could do well. But, they all know. They have to know. It is the first mid-term of a President’s party: almost always that party does badly. The House is already gone for the Democrats. It was gone the minute 2020 was called for Biden. Especially since the Democrat majority was so thin. There was, early on, a better shot for the Democrats to hold on in the Senate. Democrats only had 14 seats to defend while the GOP has 21 and most of the Democrat seats are in States Biden carried. But that was before Biden took office.

A guy Tweeted out earlier that if gasoline was $2.50 a gallon, Biden would probably be doing ok. Even if not terribly popular, at least not toxic and we’d be looking at a normal midterm rather than a wave election. There is some truth to that – Biden has screwed up lots of things, but gas prices are something you can’t get around. People see it every time they fill up their tank. They might have let Afghanistan slip out of mind. The invasion at the border might pass to the side. But you can’t forget what you paid when you gas up. Nor can you forget food shortages and price hikes. It rather sticks with you. Here’s the kicker: all Biden had to do to keep gas at $2.50 is nothing. If he had just left Trump energy policies in place, then we’d still be energy independent. And this might have also protected us against recession…because the supply disruptions which are contributing to high oil prices would have benefited the United States…we would have been pumping record amounts of oil.

But the Democrats weather god had to be appeased, and here we are.

Saw a clip of a Clark County (NV) school district meeting where a parent, shocked at a dirty assignment her 15 year old was given in school, decided to read the assignment to the school board…which promptly cut off her mic, saying they couldn’t allow someone to use dirty words in a public hearing. That, in a nutshell, is the whole problem with public schools. The good news is that at last GOPers are taking an interest in such things – and are starting to win school board seats. The importance of this can’t be emphasized enough. While having the White House and Congress is very important, controlling the school boards, sheriff’s office and District Attorney is vastly more important…it is such offices which translate policy proposals into action. They are where the rubber meets the road. Control them, then even when the Left controls the national apparatus, we can effectively block their actions.

Never heard of monkey pox before, but it is being reported…and I think all of us can smell the bull**** a mile away here. Especially as the Democrats are trying to re-stoke Covid fears just in time for Fall. As noted before, I have had Covid. It sucks very badly. Certainly a person with underlying conditions should take care. But, I’m a 57 year old smoker and I’m getting through it just fine. I’ve still got a bit of the cough, but mostly it is all gone. Worst cold I ever had by a long stretch. But, nothing to be terrified about.

Man does a DNA test on himself, finds out he’s got a huge family he never knew about. It is a cool story.

15 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Retired Spook May 19, 2022 / 10:44 am

    Anyone who invested in a DJIA index fund the day Biden took office now has a return of ZERO % and heading lower. Anyone who invested in a tech-heavy NASDAQ index fund has seen their rate of return dip to negative 12.8%. Suckers!

  2. jdge1 May 19, 2022 / 12:36 pm

    Clinton Crony Marc Elias Bails on BLM

    Would be a shame to see such a well respected organization as the BLM run into questionable financial problems. After all they did make a 6 million dollar purchase of a compound in the LA area for a BLM founder black artist fellowship. (cough, cough, /sarc)

    We know they are running illegal scams. The question is, will they be caught and PUNISHED? If an armed civil war breaks out in the near future, the multi-tiered justice system would certainly be a factor. Rich & connected walk while everyone else takes a hit. And depending on the political leaning of the judge, you could be totally guilty of a major crime & walk free -or- totally innocent of any wrongdoing yet still sued for millions & thrown in jail.

    • jdge1 May 19, 2022 / 12:47 pm

      Oops. Forgot strikethrough on black artist fellowship. But I’m sure most of you already figured that out.

    • Amazona May 24, 2022 / 12:17 pm

      They didn’t just buy that house for $6 million, they tried to hide its ownership by putting it into a Delaware LLC

  3. Cluster May 20, 2022 / 9:00 am

    Never forget how Democrats treated Brett Kavanaugh, because they will do the same thing to every single one of us given the opportunity. It’s who they are, and they should have no place in a civil society.

  4. Cluster May 21, 2022 / 9:39 am

    I have a slight stirring of optimism this morning. I think the tide is turning and hopefully one day soon, all the people in “fly over country” will start running the country.

    • Retired Spook May 21, 2022 / 9:48 am

      I’ve been getting the same feeling lately. You achieve power by one of two methods, (1) win the hearts and minds of the people by being good and decent and really caring about your fellow man; or (2) you deceive the people into supporting you by lying about what you intend to do. Democrats are neither good nor decent (which is obvious to about 80% of the country), and they’re no longer lying about who they are and what their intentions are. Their political future looks grim at this point.

    • Amazona May 24, 2022 / 12:37 pm

      I’ve been following the International Left for two or three decades now, and have thought of this entity as rigidly disciplined and following a detailed and coherent plan. This step-by-step incremental approach has allowed it to gain huge power in the United States. It’s been an insidious, orderly infiltration of the very core of our society, replacing its officers with True Believers and carefully masking its true intent and core agenda behind several feel-good disguises.

      It’s as if we were on the cusp of war with Hitler’s Germany, in a nation where its highest officials in both government and military came out of the Third Reich, controlling its legislature, its executive office and its armed forces as well as its media outlets.

      But my perception is that in the United States the American Left became so giddy with its conviction that its ascent to power is based on acceptance of its reality rather than on belief in its disguises that it has become reckless in its hubris, and that is resulting in it showing its true colors and alerting too many people to its agendas and dangers. It’s no longer working very hard to maintain the pretenses that got it its most support. And I’m quite happy with this turn of events, as I believe the adherence to the master plan of the International Left would probably lead us even farther down the path to total tyranny.

  5. Retired Spook May 21, 2022 / 11:25 am

    We’ve been talking about The Great Reset for a while now, and I think most of us have a pretty good idea what it entails — the latest iteration in a progression from Agenda 21 to Agenda 2030 to The Green New Deal to the Great Reset, which, interestingly utilizes the principles first laid out in, (you guessed it) AGENDA 21. They never quit folks. They just rebrand themselves, change the language and move the goalposts. This 38-minute video lays out the entire process as concisely as anything I’ve seen, heard or read.

    • Cluster May 21, 2022 / 3:50 pm

      It’s rinse and repeat, and this is why I am so disappointed in humanity. I don’t care how educated many people are, they never learn.

      • Retired Spook May 21, 2022 / 5:26 pm

        Kinda makes you question our education system, doesn’t it?

  6. Cluster May 22, 2022 / 9:33 am

    Heads up to all men re: abortion … it all starts with us gentleman so we can prevent it. Those are our babies, so be careful who you give them too. Don’t let the bitches kill your babies.

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