Open Thread

Stochastic terrorism is the coming thing! If you’ve never heard it then the explanation is simple: it was just made up. Far as I can tell, less than six months ago. The claim is that when someone says something mean, it triggers the violent – so, when you say you don’t like minors going to Drag Queen Story Time, you are a stochastic terrorist…someone may hear you say that and go on a shooting spree!

Now, if a Leftist says that Trump and his supporters are Nazis and this causes Antifa to attack Trumpsters that is not stochastic terrorism. Do keep that clear in your head – it is only stochastic terrorism when you say something the Left doesn’t like. When the Left says something you don’t like, that is just Speaking Truth to Power, or whatever drivel phrase the Left is using these days. What they are trying to do, of course, is get us to shut up – but don’t think it is just to get us to voluntarily shut up. They are calling our words terrorism for a reason: because terrorism is illegal. They very much want arrests to be made of the “stochastic terrorists” who are the root cause of mass shootings.

Don’t underestimate the Left. They are not merely wrong – they participate in evil. Even that nice Leftist guy you know – he’ll denounce you to the police if given the opportunity. And he’d think he was doing you a favor. The basic Leftist is the sort of person Solzhenitsyn was talking about when he wrote, “you won’t understand it until they hiss at you, ‘you’re under arrest'”. They don’t understand where it all leads – that the path their on leads to Civil War…and if the Left wins, it eventually means that everyone gets arrested because the Woke dare not run out of enemies…there will always be people who weren’t with them fast enough.

There is much discussion of the 2024 GOP Primary season – mostly falling into the two Trump and DeSantis camps…but the DeSantis camp perceives a real problem: a whole bunch of also-rans are talking about getting in and they are afraid that a splintered anti-Trump vote means Trump gets it.

That is true, of course. But the way the anti-Trump people frame it shows they still haven’t learned anything. Trump can be beaten for the GOP nomination. And not just by DeSantis. In theory, any potential GOPer can beat Trump. But only if they out-Trump Trump. This has been true since 2015 and it will remain true until Trump withdraws from politics. At least 45% of the GOP base is Trumpster – and in some States, it is far higher. Plenty of Trumpsters are willing to move on and find someone else. Even my MAGA-from-the-elevator brother is willing to go for DeSantis. But you know what will happen: it will be Trump vs whomever and Team Trump will highlight the Establishment backgrounds of all other GOP contenders. For the most part, in most States, this will be an unanswerable argument – unless a GOPer proves not just that they have left the Establishment, but that they are actively at war with the Establishment. I’ve been saying this for a while and it remains true: the best first move of any Trump challenger is to take up the cudgels for the J6 detainees. Not even Trump has really done that. But if done, it proves that you don’t give a darn what the Establishment wants…and, rely on it, any GOPer voicing support for the detainees will be condemned by all Establishment people. Does DeSantis want to beat Trump? We’ll find out not in attacks on Trump. Not in attacks on Trumpsters. We’ll find it out in a relentless war against the Establishment.

Word is that Warnock is favored next month in the runoff in Georgia. But, I don’t care what Experts are saying. We’ll see how it comes out – what we’ll find out is who can turnout the base. I doubt that anyone is terribly enthusiastic at the moment – it was a long, exhausting 2022 campaign season. So, dragging people to the polls will tell the tale.

FTX is enormously funny to me. Even more than Theranos was. Just more proof that our Ruling Class is corrupt and also rather stupid. But not all of it is stupid – there is zero chance FTX got that far without the active cooperation of Money and government. It looks to be that a Ponzi scheme was used to finance political payoffs. Pro tip: if you’re buying nothing and hoping to make money by selling your nothing for even more money to someone else….give me a call: we should play poker.

50 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Tim November 22, 2022 / 12:07 am

    Four counties have decided not to certify the AZ election results tonight – Cochise, Mohave, Gila and Yavapai – not sure there is enough there to change the way things are right now – but Yavapai does include the influential Prescott, AZ area. Pima and Maricopa are the real urban centers of AZ and thus McCain country for a large part.

    Just in case if you are wondering why I am commenting again, It’s all Mark’s fault. He must of restored an old email notification list. I have gotten them for the last two threads.

    Shame on you, Mark.


    • Retired Spook November 22, 2022 / 8:55 am

      My memory’s not as good as it used to be, Tim. You’re not the guy who manufactured accessories for pickup trucks, are you? Welcome back, BTW.

      • Tim November 22, 2022 / 9:04 am

        Nope. That is not me.

        When it comes to memory, anyone has a better one than I do. Strokes will do that to you.

    • Cluster November 22, 2022 / 9:13 am

      And the more they look into it, the worse it gets.

      More Maricopa County voting centers saw tabulator or printer issues than officials had announced, according to a memo by an attorney who observed the election process.
      “It seems very clear that the printer/tabulator failures on election day at 62.61% of the vote centers observed by 11 roving attorneys, and the resulting long lines at a majority of all vote centers, led to substantial voter suppression,” the memo said.

      • Tim November 22, 2022 / 9:19 am

        I would to ask those of you who have, in the past, constantly stated that every vote must be counted, why are you silent now?

        I know it is bad literary form but I will answer my own (rhetorical) question. Because the votes are contrary to the progressive agenda.

        bamn!! Correct?

      • Amazona November 22, 2022 / 10:07 am

        Oh yeah

      • Cluster November 22, 2022 / 10:18 am

        Tim, I was just going to mention that. Where’s the media?? Why isn’t MSNBC all up in arms about voter suppression, long lines, faulty tabulators??? There is ZERO mention of this in the media, including Fox. This is going to get interesting. I will say this, if Kari Lake oversaw the AZ elections and was declared the winner in this fashion …. I wouldn’t support her.

      • Amazona November 22, 2022 / 10:19 am

        Sounds like time to downplay “voter suppression” as only the most horrible awful civil rights violation EVER, now that it’s Republican area votes being suppressed. Now it’s just an oops.

        It looks like they’re getting close to the bottom of their bag of dirty tricks. Somehow “not noticing” that printed material is too faint to be read by machines is pretty lame but hey, it was worth a shot. What with those wascwawwy wepubwicans noticing when there are more votes cast than the number of registered voters, and objecting to dead people voting, and having more poll watchers and all, a Dem’s gotta try anything.

    • Amazona November 22, 2022 / 10:20 am

      Well, whatever the reason I’m glad to see you here.

    • Rm42 November 25, 2022 / 9:24 pm

      Am I wrong that “stochastic terrorism” basically just means “random terrorism” and that it’s really a meaningless term?

    • Retired Spook November 22, 2022 / 10:33 am

      Do you know if FBI Director Wray was under oath when he refused to answer how many undercover FBI agents and assets participated in the January 6th riot? with the new GOP House majority I look forward to him either answering that question, pleading the 5th or being held in contempt of Congress and thrown in the same facility where the Jan. 6th detainees are being held.

      • Amazona November 22, 2022 / 10:45 am

        thrown in the same facility where the Jan. 6th detainees are being held in the same conditions and with the same respect for their Constitutional rights including freedom from cruel and unusual punishment and the right to a speedy trial.

      • Mark Noonan November 23, 2022 / 3:46 am

        Trouble is, if he lies under oath in DC, he’d go before a DC jury – if Justice even indicted – and a DC jury will know that their job is to convict Republicans and acquit Democrats.

        Now, the GOP is going to hold hearings at the border over immigration…and if any Biden official is called to testify, then any lying under oath would go to a federal court in a border State.

  2. Amazona November 22, 2022 / 10:42 am

    This is an excellent article on ivermectin and should form the basis of a House investigation into the corruption involved in the Covid Panic. Every detail of this explanation of the drug and how it works was known to medical “professionals” and, one might think, to the CDC, yet it was actually banned from use and doctors prescribing it were threatened with the loss of their licenses.

    I definitely think an investigation should be launched into how many needless deaths occurred because of political interference and influence.

    • Cluster November 23, 2022 / 8:51 am

      It is medical mal practice to not make available any possible remedies and Ivermectin has been around for a long time and is well known. The fact that our medical industry discouraged it, is criminal. Big Pharma is a clear and present danger to a free world. As is Big Tech, as is Big Government. Rise up.

      • Amazona November 23, 2022 / 11:04 am

        If this whole Covid Panic thing ever truly blows up, I would expect/hope to see quite a long list of defendants, including individual doctors, hospitals, governors who banned the sale of certain drugs, companies and agencies that required vaxxing, the CDC, the FDA, the drug companies and of course the United States government. I would expect/hope a range of actions, from civil actions for damages to criminal actions for manslaughter (at the very least).

  3. Cluster November 23, 2022 / 8:45 am

    Well this will be uncomfortable for the already carefully crafted media narrative surrounding the Colorado shooting.

    In a court filing, Aldrich’s public defenders said that their client is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, referring to the client as ‘Mx. Anderson Aldrich.’

    Maybe we ought to focus on the destruction of the nuclear family, the dismissal of personal responsibility, and the absence of God … but that’s just me

    • Amazona November 23, 2022 / 11:05 am

      For years now when the RNC calls me to ask for money I tell them to get back to me if they ever pull their heads out. I only send money to individual candidates.

  4. Cluster November 23, 2022 / 10:55 am

    Deep thoughts on life from Kamala Harris – hahahahahahahaha

    And the way that I think about it is, you know, like relay racing. You know, you race and someone passes the baton and then — right? So, that’s what life is. It’s basically a relay race.

    And so, the people who are heroes, whichever gender they are, they ran their part of the race and then they passed us a baton. And the question is: What will we do with the time we carry the baton? Which means there’s no time to get tired. Come on. Right? (Laughter.) You’re going to pass that baton at some point, but right now you’re carrying it. And the question is: What are you doing with it?

    • Retired Spook November 23, 2022 / 11:11 am

      I’ve got a suggestion what they can do with the baton, but I can’t mention it on a family-friendly blog.

    • Tim November 23, 2022 / 3:34 pm

      I am commenting about this comment the way a commentator would comment by commenting about a comment. That is how commenting works, by commenting. With a comment.

      • Cluster November 23, 2022 / 4:02 pm


  5. Retired Spook November 23, 2022 / 12:47 pm

    Jeff Childers’ Thanksgiving message kind of puts what we’ve gone through in the last three years into perspective.

    In today’s final pre-Thanksgiving roundup: things I’m grateful for; Fauci’s first deposition; covid coordinator talks out of his butt; Fauci gives his last covid briefing; AI robots with frickin’ lasers on their heads; Walt Disney’s new family friendly male-stripper show; Elon Musk is sick of negotiating with leftists; more covid data we need to capture; UConn coach collapses at game; high school coach is SADS; middle-school principal is SADS; and a high-profile study exposes excess heart attack in younger people.

    🪖 I’m also grateful for God, Coffee & Covid and for all of you, our dear readers, who fuel this vital platform’s reach and influence. And I’m grateful for Team Reality, independent researchers, doctors who prescribed early treatment, Governor DeSantis, embalmers, Elon Musk (for freeing Twitter), the Great Barrington Declaration, small firm lawyers, open beaches and gyms, citizen journalists, moms, the human immune system, and everyone who yelled at school boards.

    And I’m especially grateful for a holiday without double-masks, lockdowns, shutdowns, travel restrictions, inter-family acrimony over medical status, visor-style face shields, efficacy ratios, being “non-essential,” constant Fauci news bulletins, viruses dominating the headlines, “experts,” breakthrough infections, arrow-directed supermarket aisles, sand-filled skate parks, beach cops, cashiers cowering behind plexiglass plates, virtual school, curbside delivery, temperature scans, prison-style visits with elderly relatives in care homes, Coast Guard paddleboard seizures, designer hand sanitizer, bleach-sprayed groceries, crime-scene police taped-playgrounds and padlocked basketball courts, KAREN, daily death tickers, drive-through church service, extra-wide news desks to accommodate social distancing, kids eating lunch outside in snowstorms, medical TikTok dance routines, Twitter’s previous management, rapid tests, sold-out comedians pushing vaccinations, and halfwitted, cuckoo-brained, and literally brain-damaged politicians calling me ‘dangerous to society’ every ten minutes.

    We’ve come a long way, when you think about it

    • Amazona November 25, 2022 / 10:38 am

      ‘This Has Cost Millions of Lives’: Steve Kirsch on Suppression of Repurposed Drugs and a Spike in Deaths 5 Months After Vaccine Rollout

      “The clue was the embalmers. The clue was the insurance companies. The embalmers never saw anything until midway in 2021. And then they started seeing these massive clots … It only started six months into the vaccination program,” says Steve Kirsch, the executive director of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation.

      Kirsch argues there are two peaks of vaccine-related mortality: one is within weeks of vaccination, and one is about five or six months after vaccination.

      A successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, Kirsch has started a number of high-tech companies, including one of the first Internet search engines, Infoseek, and he is also one of two people who independently invented the optical mouse. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he founded the COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund and raised millions of dollars to fund outpatient clinical trials for repurposed drugs.

      “When I started speaking out against the vaccine, within a week, all 14 members of [my] scientific advisory board quit,” Kirsch says.

      We discuss the suppression of repurposed drugs like fluvoxamine, perverse hospital incentives, and the bewildering lack of institutional interest in looking at data on vaccine-related injuries and deaths.

      “Everybody’s drinking the Kool-Aid, and these vaccine-injured people are paying the price,” Kirsch says.

      • Amazona November 25, 2022 / 10:40 am

        I’d like to know who was on his scientific advisory board and what they have to say now.

  6. Cluster November 23, 2022 / 4:18 pm

    I’ll just leave this here. Keep in mind, she’s only speaking to graduate students.

    Nikole Hannah-Jones, 46, told Howard University students that she finds it hard to be patriotic as a descendent of slaves. ‘It’s hard for me, it will always be hard for me to claim any sort of patriotism. Just as a black person who descends from slavery,’ she said. She also claimed the Declaration of Independence was ‘not’ a liberty document, but simply a ‘document of succession. She said: ‘It’s the colonist, the white colonists, laying out the crimes they believe the British have committed against them.’ The NYT Magazine reporter also said the document talked about black people as ‘insurrections’ and the crown was ‘soaking’ them to ‘rise up against them.’ Hannah-Jones founded the 1916 Project with the magazine in 2019, which claims to ‘reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.’

    I will make one other note. Notice the error in “1916 Project” vs the actual “1619 Project” … and this is a professional writer making this error and obviously not proof reading. I have noticed this a lot lately in major media headlines – incorrect spelling, or worse yet, not using the proper word. Ex: lose vs loose. Our educational system is worse than we think.

    • Amazona November 23, 2022 / 8:04 pm

      More on “racism”: Mel B has admitted how ‘shocked’ she felt travelling to America and encountering racism there in today’s day and age, emphasising that it’s ‘still there’.

      But when you read this shocking expose on the blatant racism she encountered in Colorado, it came down to her stunned surprise that there are not more “people of color” in the state. Not that people of color are treated badly in Colorado, it’s just that there aren’t enough of them to satisfy a British Liberal.

      And I have a feeling she didn’t count Hispanics as “people of color”.

      The fatuous insipid blathering of the Left’s self-appointed elites and scolds is really quite annoying.

      • Amazona November 25, 2022 / 10:22 am

        Genocide, eh? I’d love to see someone track down Joyless’s ancestral heritage back in Africa to see if hers was one of the many tribes that practiced genocide there. After all, capturing people, killing the young and the old and selling the sturdy and healthy was a form of genocide, destroying the genetic heritage of a village or tribe, and this was not only the basis of the economy in much of Africa but the core foundation of slavery in the colonies.

      • Mark Noonan November 26, 2022 / 12:10 am

        ROFL – but that is how they view the world – because they’re all mindless drones.

    • Amazona November 23, 2022 / 9:16 pm

      I’ve been nagging about poor language skills for years here. I don’t think schools even teach about homonyms any more. Words like rain/reign/rein or discrete/discreet are all treated as if they mean the same thing.

      Language is the core of a civilization. I think this may be why the Left is deconstructing language, making words meaningless, because this helps destabilize a society

  7. Cluster November 24, 2022 / 10:07 am

    AZ might be able to prove the election steal this time. Stay tuned

    In addition, the statewide races for Gov, SoS, Senate and AG received hundreds of thousands of votes less than the cumulative votes for US House seats. This is almost impossible that the down-ballot races would receive more votes than the statewide races.

    Also, it appears that there were thousands of excess ballots recorded in the US Senate and Governor races when compared to the other races.

    • Amazona November 24, 2022 / 10:13 am

      Do you think someone is counting on the constant screeches of “ELECTION DENIER !!!” to deter us from looking at this latest example of chicanery?

      • Cluster November 24, 2022 / 10:27 am

        They’re good at name calling aren’t they?? And for some unknown reason that has impact on some people. Me? I couldn’t give two f**ks what they call me.

        Happy Thanksgiving.

      • Amazona November 24, 2022 / 10:43 am

        What’s so funny is watching the people who howl “election denier” simultaneously denying so much—–biology, for example, and climate history, and statistical analysis, and mathematics, and genetics, to start. When you have a movement denying the role of chromosomes in determining gender, and denying the history of eras of much higher temperatures than we have seen in our time, and denying the statistical analysis of the oddities of the alleged election results, and denying the fact that 2+2=4, there is no way to take them seriously.

  8. Retired Spook November 24, 2022 / 12:48 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We’re heading over to our granddaughter’s house for dinner. I think it may be the first time we’ve ever had Thanksgiving dinner with them as a family. We’re also anxious to see her husband who just returned from a 14-month deployment with his Natl. Guard unit. It’s also his birthday today, so a twofer. I’m thankful we still have the freedoms we have.

    • Amazona November 24, 2022 / 12:53 pm

      And a happy Thanksgivng to all of you. I’m in Florida, passing up dinner with my adopted family because I need to be here tomorrow to get my new house repiped as a house without water is no fun at all. But I kind of like the quiet time plus being in 75 degree weather, so the cat and I are having a very nice day. This is my favorite holiday, as it is not horribly commercialized and reminds us to stop and count our blessings.

  9. Tim November 25, 2022 / 9:22 am

    I hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving. 🙂 You can believe this or not but my dinner was a couple of colossal beef franks and cole slaw. Plain and simple!

    I see that the resident authoritarian progressives still have not weighed in on the Az voting problems. I wish they would. I could use a good laugh.


    • Amazona November 25, 2022 / 10:19 am

      They’re having trouble trying to figure out how to spin the facts into a conspiracy theory narrative they can make fun of.

      On another site I learned I could make them whimper when I shifted their narrative of “stolen election” to “rigged election” because the evidence of rigging, starting with the Steele dossier and going through the media blackout of information on the Biden Crime Family, all with collusion with federal agencies, is so compelling it simply can’t be denied, and it avoids the quicksand of talking about the many aspects of voter fraud they love to quibble about.

  10. Amazona November 25, 2022 / 10:49 am

    A former Wall Street analyst and BlackRock portfolio manager, Edward Dowd has been analyzing excess mortality data from the CDC and from insurance companies with his partner, Josh Stirling, an insurance analyst. Excess mortality or excess deaths refers to the number of deaths from all causes above what would be expected under normal circumstances.

    Earlier this year, the CEO of a major life insurance company said death rates among working-age Americans had gone up 40 percent from pre-pandemic levels. A recent report by the Society of Actuaries now reinforces this alarming data, Dowd says.

    “In the 25 to 34 [age group], they saw 78 percent excess mortality in the third quarter of 2021. They also saw, in the 35 to 44 age group, 100 percent excess mortality,” Dowd says.

    You think you’re tired of seeing all the ads about lawsuits over the water at Camp Lejeune? Wait till the suits about these “vaccines” start up. And because Uncle Joe has given legal cover to the drug companies by allowing them to continue peddling their poisons, at the same time the government is pushing them and telling us they are safe and effective, the only defendant can be the government, unless there is some legal maneuvering around the fact that the drug companies lied.

    I’m thinking we are going to see the word “collusion” used so often the Left might start to regret making it a part of political discourse.

  11. Cluster November 25, 2022 / 12:11 pm

    So good news … Elon is going to reactivate all suspended Twitter accounts next week. I have been in permanent Twitter jail after making the observation that “sudden death syndrome” seems to only affect the vaccinated and I guess that comment was not allowed.

    Classic liberalism is freedom of all speech and thought.
    Classic fascism is restriction of speech and thought to conform to narratives.

    Guess which side the Democrat Party encourages. I wonder if our resident liberals have any comments on this? Only approved comments of course.

    • Amazona November 25, 2022 / 4:44 pm

      Oh, don’t be silly! “Fascism” is on the list of Big Words used by ignorant Leftists when they grope, frantically, for powerful words to express Big Mad–so we get fascist, traitor/treason and genocide, just to name the current faves. They used to like dictator and tyrant, allegedly about Trump, till Biden started forcing people to take experimental drugs or get fired and threatened to halt interstate travel for those who did not bend the knee. That’s when it became a little uncomfortable to use those words, a little too close to home, so they got retired.

      I think some of them started to get a little embarrassed when it was pointed out to them that letting people vote for who they wanted to vote for, or laws they wanted enacted, is the exact opposite of “the end of democracy”—not that this deterred all the morons. But for now, anyway, “fascist” still means “anyone I don’t like”.

      • Mark Noonan November 26, 2022 / 12:09 am

        We’re wondering if Bruce (“Gay Patriot”) will get all 20 of his accounts back? And if we remembers the sign-on for each of them?

  12. Cluster November 25, 2022 / 4:23 pm

    Anticipating the media coverage of this … hahahahahahahahaha

    Hundreds of supporters of black supremacy and NBA star Kyrie Irving marched through the streets of Brooklyn on Sunday chanting: ‘We are the real Jews’ and ‘Time to wake up.’ In one video obtained by, the Black Hebrew Israelites, specifically the groups’ Members of Israel United in Christ sect, can be heard chanting in unison: ‘It’s time to wake up. I’ve got good news for you, we are the real Jews.’ The black supremacists have become emboldened in recent weeks after both Irving, who has previously said that he believes the earth is flat and pushed unfounded conspiracy theories around Covid-19, and music superstar Kanye West brought their anti-Semitic talking points into the mainstream. A key part of Black Hebrew Israelite dogma is that those of African descent are the real descendants of the biblical Hebrews. That is why they shun the term ‘Jews’ or ‘Jewish’ even though they frequently are seen walking around with Jewish insignia on their clothing, including the six-sided Star of David. Hebrew Israelites have even shown hostility toward Jews and other whites who are referred to ‘devilish imposters’ and adherents of ‘Satan.’

    • Amazona November 25, 2022 / 4:52 pm

      Anticipating the media coverage of this

      Well, hell….where to go with this? Calling people who claim to the “the real Jews” anti-Semitic just seems awkward, somehow. It’s just getting too hard to be a hater these days, what with no guard rails for race, religion or language.

      I wonder what “unfounded conspiracy theories around Covid-19” were being pushed by Irving. After all, for a long time it was considered an “unfounded conspiracy theory” to say it originated in China.

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