Open Thread

Fox News ran a report about a family with a transgender child and this caused some controversy – but what struck me as most important was Andrew Sullivan stating that, as Conservatives, it is our job to accept this reality and work it into the system. But, that is just absurd – it is also, though, how these social issue debates work. An assertion is made and we are required to accept the underlying assumptions without question. Love is love, right? But, it can’t work that way – and now that it involves children, we must not allow it to work that way.

The reality is that no child knows they are trans – they can’t. They lack the relevant knowledge to even conceptualize it. Children never have anything in their heads outside of what adults put into them. There is no latent knowledge – what we know was imparted to us. Outside of the rare genius, it is only as we get to adulthood – and really, not until we’re in our 30’s – that we develop the capacity to really think on our own…to take the knowledge imparted to us and reconfigure it via our own reason. Certainly, a child under the age of 12 simply has no capacity to determine if they aren’t their biological gender. The story Fox broadcast asserted that the child before speech was already informing the parents of trans status…this is patently ridiculous. The parents made a conscious choice for their child and then imposed it. To the objection that no parent would do such a thing I respond: are you stupid? Have you not seen what parents will do to gain vicarious fame through their children? Insane and evil people will do all sorts of things – and that they might appear to be nice people on the surface doesn’t alter their insanity or their evil…psychopaths are great at pretending to be other than themselves.

We must draw the line: and not just on surgery and drugs. No child under the age of 12 – which is what we used to call the age of reason – can be allowed to live in other than their biological gender and any person suggesting they should do otherwise needs to be jailed. There is zero chance that any person telling a 10 year old they’re trans is doing it for the benefit of the child.

The attempted assassination of Justice Kavanaugh has been successfully suppressed by the MSM – they had to as it was something which shot the Narrative to pieces. The MSM is nothing more than a propaganda arm of the DNC – and we do have to response to this. We can’t allow a purportedly neutral entity to act without restraint when their real goal is to advance Democrats to power. Freedom of the press shall not be abridged…but lying partisanship can’t just be allowed to go on without a response. Legal means must be found to at least force the MSM to acknowledge in a very public way that what the report is mere DNC propaganda.

The Democrats put their January 6th hearings on prime time and nobody watched. Because nobody cares. Because everyone outside dyed-in-the-wool Democrats know the whole thing is just a hatched job.

Biden is cratering in the polls – and as Varad Mehta (whom you should follow on Twitter), points out there is a huge difference between improving from 42 to 47 and improving from 37 to 42…getting to 47 would be helpful, getting to 42 doesn’t really matter. Pudding Brain is getting into the 30’s so even if things turn around for him over the next four months, it won’t really matter. I don’t think the Democrats really understand the catastrophe heading their way – and fudging the inflation number to 8.6% when its really above 15% won’t help. We can see the prices. I went out and bought some soda, water and a few items at the store today and it cost me $75. This wasn’t my weekly grocery shopping trip…I wasn’t buying steak and lobster. I just bought a few items…thing which would have put me back $40 a year ago. Gasoline is now $5 a gallon nationally and no sign the price will ease before $6. When people start paying $100 to gas up, it’ll cross a psychological line which will be just awful for the Democrats.

48 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Cluster June 12, 2022 / 8:08 am

    Jimmy Neutron, aka Joey Scarborough, tweeted the other day that:

    “Christian conservatives should just worry about spreading the message of Jesus rather than concern themselves with social issues”

    These are Alinsky tactics and why conservatives don’t use these same tactics against Progressives I will never know. What is stopping a group of independent conservatives, whether elected or not, of forming an investigative committee to look into BLM riots? The murder of Sgt. David Dorn? The murder of Ashli Babbitt? How about a committee to assist Durham and make sure every finding of his is broadcast 24/7?? How about 2000 Mules, why isn’t that played on Fox News?? The current system favors the corrupt.


    • Retired Spook June 12, 2022 / 9:35 am

      We finally got to see 2000 Mules last week at a private showing. What an eye-opener! Our Republic can’t survive any more elections like the last one.

      • Cluster June 12, 2022 / 11:44 am

        Blatant theft

      • fieldingclaymore June 13, 2022 / 1:17 pm

        Barr just testified under oath that the film was horse shit. Deep State get him?

      • Cluster June 13, 2022 / 3:15 pm

        Bill Barr?? You’re kidding right?? The man who has been in DC his entire life and never left the dinner table early – that guy?

        Jesus Fielding I thought you were smarter than this. My bad.

      • fieldingclaymore June 13, 2022 / 4:05 pm

        You are clearly not smart in that you believe the stolen election crap. You are being conned chief.

      • Cluster June 13, 2022 / 5:02 pm

        81 million votes chief, way more popular than Obama. Oddly enough though most of those “mail in” votes were received overnight, in targeted areas, but don’t mind that. Just wear your obedience mask, take your booster and enjoy the rolling blackouts this summer.

      • fieldingclaymore June 13, 2022 / 5:20 pm

        Just admit that 45 lost a free and fair election or keep believing Mike Lindell, Sydney Powell the seemingly always drunk Rudy Giuliani and the rest of the clowns.

      • Cluster June 13, 2022 / 5:27 pm

        The election was stolen chief, and that will be known soon enough. In fact everything Democrats have has been stolen; their wealth, their honor, and their dignity. MAGA is not going away .. we are going to take all the shit Progressives have been dishing out and we’re going to jam it straight down your fucking throats. Your side is crumbling under the pressure chief, and it’s only going to get worse because the blood bath is coming. Now run along and play with your non binary friends.

      • fieldingclaymore June 13, 2022 / 5:31 pm

        When will the big reveal come, sport? Its been 18 months no real evidence it was stolen. When will 45 be reinstated? LOL

    • Cluster June 13, 2022 / 5:38 pm

      November 2024. And just like all the fake bots are being exposed on Twitter, most of the 81 million votes will be exposed as fake too. We have nothing but time to catch the cheaters. Funny how there’s really nothing authentic about a Democrat too.

  2. Cluster June 12, 2022 / 8:14 am

    And just let me address this too as a pure cynic:

    Love is love, right?

    This is a childish notion and every time you hear it, tell that person to fuck off. Unconditional love ONLY comes from our Creator. Everyone else has to earn it. Period.

  3. Cluster June 12, 2022 / 8:17 am

    Legal means must be found to at least force the MSM to acknowledge in a very public way that what the report is mere DNC propaganda.

    OK so where?? From the DOJ hahahahahahaha. From Mitch McConnell’s office??? They’re all in it together.

  4. jdge1 June 12, 2022 / 9:09 pm

    I’m guessing most everyone knows Biden is on a significant cognitive decline, but until you see clips like this it’s a wonder how he is allowed to remain in the seat.

  5. Cluster June 13, 2022 / 3:17 pm

    The problem with progressives like Fielding is that he has so much garbage in his head, he can’t think straight. From systemic racism to non binary fucks to climate change to Covid, it’s a wonder fielding remembers to feed himself.

  6. Cluster June 13, 2022 / 3:19 pm

    Fielding here’s a little advice for you, first grab your balls to make sure they’re still there, then drink some bourbon and listen to Joe Rogan. You’re welcome.

      • Cluster June 13, 2022 / 5:39 pm

        Too Americano for you??

      • Cluster June 13, 2022 / 5:42 pm

        If you’re not on Twitter, get on Twitter. Now that Elon is assuming control, MAGA is having a field day (no pun intended) and you might learn something

      • fieldingclaymore June 13, 2022 / 5:45 pm

        Elon, has made an offer that he is seemingly trying to back out of. He has not taken over and even if the deal goes through it won’t for several months.

      • fieldingclaymore June 13, 2022 / 5:47 pm

        I don’t need listen to Joe Rogan. I can come here and read you, spook and amazona give me the highlights.

  7. Cluster June 13, 2022 / 5:30 pm

    Hey fielding, I have to ask, do you still believe the Russia collusion thing?

    • fieldingclaymore June 13, 2022 / 5:42 pm

      I believe they tried to interfere in our election via Manafort, Stone, Guccifer 2.0, WikiLeaks DNC dumps all to help 45 etc.. All with encouragement from 45, “Russia if you listening” and “if it’s what I think it is I love it.” trump tower meeting. Was there sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt of a criminal conspiracy with 45. No, I don’t.

      • Cluster June 13, 2022 / 5:52 pm

        Was it an insurrection when Hillary Clinton questioned the outcome of the 2016 election and said it was stolen from her?? And then she proceeded to leak false information to the FBI to investigate her opponent? How about that?

        And congrats on being one of the few CNN viewers left

      • fieldingclaymore June 14, 2022 / 2:38 pm

        Hillary’s questioned the outcome of the election but did concede and attended 45’s inauguration. So no, that is not an insurrection. Her campaign was never charged with lying to the FBI which the FBI would do if her campaign gave the FBI false info. The case against Sussman exonerated him and the campaign. LOL DURHAM. I get my news from all sorts of places the last of which is cable news. But keep on keeping on chief.

      • Cluster June 15, 2022 / 5:40 pm

        Focus your attention on what Robby Mook said

      • fieldingclaymore June 16, 2022 / 9:39 am

        Okay chief and disregard all the campaign contacts with Russians. Sure thing boss.

      • fieldingclaymore June 16, 2022 / 9:44 am

        Also, if what Robby Mook did was so bad you must be aghast at the “perfect phone call” to Zelensky right?

  8. Retired Spook June 15, 2022 / 8:32 am

    Simple, side by side comparison.

  9. jdge1 June 15, 2022 / 9:47 pm

    Just reported. Fauci has tested positive for COVID. One has to wonder. how does a person who has been jabbed more than most, get COVID? Some have speculated that he did it on purpose to avoid an upcoming senate hearing for which he will likely be targeted for his unethical actions. Who knows.

  10. jdge1 June 16, 2022 / 4:33 pm

    It seems, some 40-50 years ago the psychiatry profession as a whole was look at as a 3rd world orphan child when compared to the rest of the medical profession, even though they received much the same education. In an effort to insert themselves into relevance they somewhat forced and increase in mental diagnoses and as a result wrote significantly more antidepressant drugs. About 10 years after that, the medical profession jumped on wagon labeling many things as depression when they couldn’t find anything medically wrong with a patient. It became their fallback diagnosis, I’m guessing largely to cover up their own inability to pin a patient problem on anything related to their learned skillsets. Even now I get questionnaires from my medical doctor asking things to gauge level of depression. Some 10 years after that, teachers began to insert themselves into the equation by demanding parents do “something” about unruly kids. In many cases teachers pushed for the kid to be placed on medication, even though they had no medical background or training.

    Fast forward to today. Here are some interesting notes from an article as it relates to gun violence. Normally I’d just include a link, but the writer intentionally takes down his articles 2 days after posting.

    • While many have bought into the simplistic idea that availability of firearms is the cause of mass shootings, a number of experts have pointed out a more uncomfortable truth, which is that mass shootings are far more likely the result of how we’ve been mistreating mental illness, depression and behavioral problems
    • Gun control legislation has shown that law-abiding Americans who own guns are not the problem, because the more gun control laws that have been passed, the more mass shootings have occurred
    • 97.8% of mass shootings occur in “gun-free zones,” as the perpetrators know legally armed citizens won’t be there to stop them
    • Depression per se rarely results in violence. Only after antidepressants became commonplace did mass shootings really take off, and many mass shooters have been shown to be on antidepressants
    • Antidepressants, especially selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are well-known for their ability to cause suicidal and homicidal ideation and violence

    Seemingly every time a mass shooting occurs … the anti-gun media and politicians have a knee-jerk response — they blame the tragedy solely on the tool used, namely firearms, and focus all of their proposed ‘solutions’ on more laws, ignoring that the murderer already broke numerous laws when they committed their atrocity.

    As Jeff Snyder put it in The Washington Times: ‘But to ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the lawless will allow.’”

    The fact is, depression per se rarely results in violence. Only after antidepressants became commonplace did mass shootings take off, and many mass shooters have been shown to be on antidepressants.

    Prozac, released in 1987, was the first selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) to be approved for depression and anxiety. Only two years earlier, direct-to-consumer advertising had been legalized. In the mid-1990s, the Food and Drug Administration loosened regulations, direct-to-consumer ads for SSRIs exploded and, with it, prescriptions for SSRIs.
    In 1989, just two years after Prozac came to market, Joseph Wesbecker shot 20 of his coworkers, killing nine. He had been on Prozac for one month, and the survivors of the drug-induced attack sued Eli Lilly, the maker of Prozac. Since then, antidepressant use and mass shootings have both risen, more or less in tandem.

    In the two decades between 1988 and 2008, antidepressant use in the U.S. rose by 400%,5 and by 2010, 11% of the U.S. population over the age of 12 were on an antidepressant prescription.6
    In 1982, pre-Prozac, there was one mass shooting in the U.S. In 1984, there were two incidents and in 1986 — the year Prozac was released — there was one. One to three mass shootings per year remained the norm up until 1999, when it jumped to five.

    How can we possibly ignore the connection between rampant use of drugs known to directly cause violent behavior and the rise in mass shootings? Suicidal ideation, violence and homicidal ideation are all known side effects of these drugs. Sometimes, the drugs disrupt brain function so dramatically the perpetrator can’t even remember what they did.

    For example, in 2001, a 16-year-old high schooler was prescribed Effexor, starting off at 40 milligrams and moving up to 300 mg over the course of three weeks. On the first day of taking a 300-mg dose, the boy woke up with a headache, decided to skip school and went back to bed.
    Some time later, he got up, took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage at gunpoint. He later claimed he had no recollection of anything that happened after he went back to bed that morning.

    SSRIs can also cause emotional blunting and detachment, such that patients report “not feeling” or “not caring” about anything or anyone, as well as psychosis and hallucinations. All of these side effects can contribute to someone acting out an unthinkable violent crime.

    In one review of 484 drugs in the FDA’s database, 31 were found to account for 78.8% of all cases of violence against others, and 11 of those drugs were antidepressants.

    The researchers concluded that violence against others was a “genuine and serious adverse drug event” and that of the drugs analyzed, SSRI antidepressants and the smoking cessation medication, varenicline (Chantix), had the strongest associations. The top-five most dangerous SSRIs were:
    • Fluoxetine (Prozac), which increased aggressive behavior 10.9 times
    • Paroxetine (Paxil), which increased violent behavior 10.3 times
    • Fluvoxamine (Luvox), which increased violent behavior 8.4 times
    • Venlafaxine (Effexor), which increased violent behavior 8.3 times
    • Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), which increased violent behavior 7.9 times

    Violent mass shooter games are the perfect training platform for future mass shooters. Whereas a teenager without such exposure might not be very successful at carrying out a mass shooting due to inexperience with weapons and tactics, one who has spent many hours, years even, training in simulations could have knowledge akin to that of military personnel.

    Add antidepressant side effects such as emotional blunting and loss of impulse control, and you have a perfect prescription for a mass casualty event.

    On top of that, we, as a nation, also demonstrate the “righteousness” of war by engaging in them without end. When was the last time the U.S. was not at war someplace? It’s been ongoing for decades.

    Now we have political opponents calling for murder of people whose ideologies don’t line up with their own. The recent assassination attempt of a Supreme Court justice is a good example. What politicians seem to fail to understand is, by inciting such action either direct or indirect against their opponents, they are ultimately painting a target on their own back.

  11. Cluster June 16, 2022 / 5:30 pm

    Fielding is a good example of what’s wrong with this country. The ruling class has him by the short hairs.

    Anyway, Mark, my account on Twitter is being F’d with. I have168 followers and any post I make, which aren’t many, would get 8-12 likes automatically and often times more. I had one tweet that got over 3500 likes and hundreds of retweets, but now?? Nothing. I have made three tweets in the last two days and not one like, so I know I’m not being seen which is just typical of Leftists. Why is that fielding? Why are you and your friends so emotionally incontinent that you can’t handle opposing opinion? You’re such a loser. Also, your comment on Robby Mook means that you have no clue what he said and that fact surprises no one.

    • fieldingclaymore June 17, 2022 / 10:43 am

      Shadow banning OMG. LOL you are a dope.

      • Cluster June 17, 2022 / 11:24 am

        That’s what you losers do fielding. You’ve been throwing a childish temper tantrum for 4 years now and all your non binary friends want to fuck children so yeah, your side of the aisle is so fucked up it’s time we exterminate all of you.

      • Cluster June 17, 2022 / 11:28 am

        I have a question fielding. Why do Democrats want to kill the children before they are born, but then want to fuck them afterwards? What’s up with that?

      • fieldingclaymore June 17, 2022 / 11:36 am

        Who is having the temper tantrum right now? Not me, sport.

      • Cluster June 17, 2022 / 1:08 pm

        Deflecting is so Democrat. Just be honest fielding, why do Democrats sexualize children if they can’t kill them in the womb?

      • Cluster June 17, 2022 / 8:47 pm

        You’re either ignorant or complicit

  12. Cluster June 16, 2022 / 9:23 pm

    So here’s the state of the race in AZ. Sen. Mark Kelly is actually running ads claiming to have “lowered costs” for Arizonans. No kidding. Never mind the local report out the other day showing that Arizona has realized some of the highest year over year inflation in the United States. Despite that, Dem. Sen Kelly is running on “lowering costs” for Arizonans. YCMTSU

  13. jdge1 June 17, 2022 / 8:56 pm

    If anyone thinks Jeffery Epstein killed himself, consider this. Ghislaine Maxwell’s cellmate says she was offered big money to strangle her in her sleep. The amount was said to be “worth getting an extra 20 years in prison”.

  14. Retired Spook June 17, 2022 / 9:43 pm

    In not an insignificant amount of irony, one of the few things, maybe the ONLY thing that’s coming down in price is ammunition. That’s got to frost Leftists’ chaps.

    • Cluster June 18, 2022 / 8:12 am

      A friend of a friend owns a local gun shop and he was saying that the US Government has asked Winchester to cease manufacturing 9mm ammo, or risk losing defense contracts. Not sure how true that is but I question everything all the time now. I believe the current US Government is a direct threat to the American people.

      • Retired Spook June 18, 2022 / 9:18 am

        One of Thomas Jefferson’s most famous quotes: “when the people fear the government there is tyranny. When the government fears the people there is liberty.” Right now we have a government that, in spite of the fact that it has the thinnest of majorities and brain-dead leaders, does not fear the people. In fact, I go a step farther and say it despises the people. It despises the people who oppose it, and it despises the people who support it. The only difference is that it USES the people who support it until they are no longer useful, then discards them. I think a lot of people in both categories are starting to catch on.

      • Cluster June 18, 2022 / 9:25 am

        Fielding is in that last category, who will definitely be discarded.

        The US Government has been conducting false flag operations against the America people for quite a few years now. The “kidnapping” of MI Gov Whitmer, was a false flag, as was Jan 6, as was Russia Collusion, as was the arrests of the unarmed white “nationalist” protestors in Idaho last week, as was the death of George Floyd, as was the lethality of Covid, etc., etc.

        It’s all been a lie.

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