Grumpy Open Thread

Feeling grumpy. Lots of things got on my last nerve today.

McConnell says the Omnibus is great because it addresses what Republicans care most about.

Look, you know I’ve defended Mitch…but this is just an insult. He clearly no longer cares what we think.

That Omnibus has $3,600,000.00 in it for the Michell Obama Memorial Trail. This is the entire Ruling Class insulting us. Look. I don’t know Michelle from Adam. For all I know she’s the sweetest person who ever lived. But has she done that is worthy of a memorial? Has every last Medal of Honor recipient already had their memorial constructed? Are we simply out of real heroes to honor?

There’s also the $47 billion going to Ukraine – which is, apparently, not enough because Zelensky is heading to town to pan for more money. It is a bottomless pit – and I’ve seen no substantial Ukranian advance into Russian-held territory. What the heck are we paying for? And nobody knows where the money is really going. There’s no audit or oversight – we’re just supposed to take it at their word that none of it is being stolen.

Meanwhile, the J6 Committee referred Trump for criminal charges. I figure its 50/50 they’ll indict him – thought it will be an interesting legal issue when the House rescinds that referral next month. But the Democrat base has been shouting for a perp walk for two years and the Democrats may feel they owe them one. Another Committee also voted to release Trump’s tax returns…so, feel safe, guys! They’ll never do that to you!

A picture was posted by the NY Post showing a clearly happy Kellyanne Conway out to a swanky dinner with Andrew Cuomo. Think about that. This is the thing that started me being grumpy today. Supposedly, Conway was one of the good ones. We all defended her because she was one of us. Now, you might think, “hey, her personal life is hers and maybe she just sets politics aside on it”. Yeah, no. Andrew Cuomo is a woman-abusing, lying, corrupt thug who engineered sending Covid patients into nursing homes so that the death toll would spike and be blamed on Trump. I could set aside differences of opinion…I can’t set aside gross immorality. That Conway feels that Cuomo is a proper person to jump into the sack with means she approves. She probably is impressed with Cuomo’s “kill granny” program and how well it worked. And now we know where at least some of the leaks came from. We also, now, can see why her daughter went ballistic…she could see from the inside the corrupt game mommy was playing. And we also tip our hat to George Conway – his hatred of Trump was misplaced, but he probably figured that if Trump was aligned with Kellyanne, he must share her amorality.

Nothing better illustrates the Uniparty than someone we thought one of our champions turns out to be someone who couldn’t wait to join the Ruling Class. A lot of people blame Trump’s personnel picks and, sure, he must bear his share of the blame here…but, my goodness, was there anyone who wasn’t stabbing him in the back from Day One? He had people around him. He was politically inexperienced. He assumed that there was some basic amount of honesty and patriotism in all those who expressed a desire to work with him. How could he possibly have foreseen the depth upon depth of depravity?

Grumpy enough yet? No? Ok, then lets go on.

You might recall the Wi Spa incident where a woman and a couple minor girls where confronted by the swinging…stuff of a transwoman and the Official Word immediately became that We Must Stand Against Anti-Trans Hate and that anyone offended at a swinging…thing in the girls’ room was a bigot. Yeah, well now that its no longer a burning issue…the guy is a convicted sex criminal who became “trans” so that he could whip it out in the girls’ room because that is how this perv gets his jollies. Which, by the way, was exactly what we all said would happen as soon as you allowed biological males into female spaces. It is a red carpet for every flasher in the world to wear a dress and just get rocking.

Not only was Twitter censoring the news, the FBI was paying Twitter to censor the news. This violates a host of federal laws. But, the law doesn’t matter. Nothing will be done. Even if we get a Trifecta in 2024, nothing will be done.

Enough Grump? Ok.

80 thoughts on “Grumpy Open Thread

  1. fortyacresbeyond December 21, 2022 / 12:30 am

    “I can’t set aside gross immorality.”

    This is one of the things that perplexes me about Trump staunch supporters who also claim the mantle of morality. People like yourself. There is no honest way in which you can claim that Trump is not immoral in multiple ways that would offend you had his acts been undertaken by just about any other individual. Also, do you have any actual evidence that Kellyanne “jumped in the sack” with Andrew Cuomo, or are you making insinuations?

    “A lot of people blame Trump’s personnel picks and, sure, he must bear his share of the blame here.”

    Yes he does. Remember the phrase, “the buck stops here”? This is a pattern with Trump: he takes responsibility for nothing. And it is a pattern with his supporters, who give Trump a pass for virtually ever transgression. And wasn’t it Donald Trump who assured us that he hired only the best people? Ultimately, he is to blame for the atmosphere of back stabbing, the lack of honesty and patriotism, and the depth of depravity, as you put it. Let’s also remember that all of these people are products of the Republican political culture. You can’t blame “the left” or Democrats for this.

    • Mark Noonan December 21, 2022 / 1:47 am

      There is no way you can assert that Trump is immoral – at least outside a way that any person may be given that we’re all sinners. Everything you believe bad about Trump – every last thing – was transmitted to you by known liars. Now, might these liars have occasionally struck gold and found something true to report? Certainly – but as you know they are liars, you must in fairness discount everything they say. Until we can find someone truly dispassionate and disinterested to look into the matter (which won’t happen in our lifetimes, everyone is too deeply invested pro and con in Trump), we simply do not know. Everything is alleged, nothing is proven: and you know what you’ve got when you’ve an uncorroborated allegation?

      You’ve got gossip. That’s it. And repeating gossip is, by the way, a sin.

      But let’s suppose for the sake of argument that everything said about Trump is true. Fine. Andrew Cuomo deliberately ordered Covid-infected people into retirement homes where they would be in position to infect those most likely to both contract Covid and die from it. This was done quite coldly and ruthlessly by a man who knew precisely what the effect of his order would be.

      Sorry, slumming with a porn star – even if it happened – doesn’t even remotely compare to that level of immorality.

      Now, to go to Ms. Conway – of course I don’t know but, my friend, I’m a 58 year old man of the world. I’ve been around the block a few times. If you saw your girlfriend out with a rich, powerful guy on a one-on-one dinner date, what ultimate result would you be expecting on that? You just gonna let that one slide and go, “since I don’t know for certain, it’s cool”? And even if they haven’t slipped between the sheets, the plain fact of the matter is that she clearly is ok with Andrew Cuomo – clearly believes he’s a swell guy. After he sent Covid into Granny’s retirement home.

      Don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to have dinner and a couple drinks with a guy who did that. I’d beg off. Pretend I had to wash my hair. Anything other than sit at table with a completely sh** person like Cuomo.

      And to finish it off – nobody suspected the level of betrayal. And, sure, they were GOPers…but they were working with Democrats. They were trying to get in with Democrats. With the Ruling Class. In other words, their sole purpose of getting into politics was to dump the people who got them there. This means they were only ever Republican by happenstance – because that was the path to the gates of the club. You think Romney is a Republican by conviction? That McCain was? No. They and those like them can simply count and in the area where they propose to base their rise to power, there were more Republicans than Democrats and so that’s the way they went. Had, say, Mitch McConnell been from a purple or blue State, he’d be a Democrat. Just like if Clinton had been from a red State, he’d be a GOPer (back when he was governor, the Democrats were still overwhelmingly dominant in Arkansas).

      And that brings us to what you should really be understanding – it is a club and you ain’t a member. Neither am I. Neither is Trump.

      So, what’ll it be, Forty – slavish devotion to a club which despises you and will never let you in…or go on the Outside, and fight against it?

      • fortyacresbeyond December 21, 2022 / 2:06 am

        “You’ve got gossip. That’s it. And repeating gossip is, by the way, a sin.”

        No, I don’t merely have gossip. I have courts of law. I have sworn testimony. I have the word under oath of people Donald Trump has defrauded, as well as people that he himself hired. I have documentation. I have his own lawyer and his own accountant. I have legal settlements and legal judgements against him, backed by proof proffered in courts of law. And on and on. Slumming with a porn star is just the tip of the iceberg, and I think you know it.

        “Now, to go to Ms. Conway – of course I don’t know but, my friend, I’m a 58 year old man of the world. I’ve been around the block a few times. If you saw your girlfriend out with a rich, powerful guy on a one-on-one dinner date, what ultimate result would you be expecting on that?”

        Now you are the one who is gossiping, which, by the way, is a sin. You have absolutely no proof of a sexual relationship, just your assumptions based on the fact that you’ve “been around the block a few times.”

        “And to finish it off – nobody suspected the level of betrayal. And, sure, they were GOPers…but they were working with Democrats. They were trying to get in with Democrats. With the Ruling Class. In other words, their sole purpose of getting into politics was to dump the people who got them there.”

        Actually, in the case of the many immoral Trump appointees and associates, their primary purpose was to enrich themselves, the same as Donald Trump himself.

      • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 11:40 am

        I’m going to go into some territory totally foreign to forty and his ilk, so I don’t expect him to follow along.

        That is, the territory of the natural arc of many human beings as they traverse their lives, moving through different stages of mental, emotional and moral development. Our nation’s history alone has examples of men who brutally crushed all business opponents, who focused solely on acquiring power and wealth, who at some point realized that none of this had made them happy. Who realized they had been chasing the wrong dreams, who repented and changed. All of our great philanthropists were at one time hard-driving businessmen. In the world at that time we were not treated to the 24-hour news cycle obsession with every single thing they did or were accused of doing but the highest levels of commerce and finance were no more gentle then than they are now.

        Then there is the spiritual side of this, the Christian foundation of repentance and forgiveness. Christian history is rife with examples of imperfect people repenting of their sins and being forgiven.

        So I look at a man who was formed by his birth into the cage match environment of top-level East Coast real estate and finance, who fought his way through it with quite a bit of success, who apparently lived by its rules which included taking advantage of the women eager to associate with the rich and powerful, and while his actions don’t fit into my modest Middle America parochial school concept of right and wrong they were completely consistent with his world. And in that world, corners are cut, lawsuits are filed, charges are made, and every possible weapon is brought to bear on opponents.

        I also see a man who apparently did a 180 about ten or twelve years ago. One might speculate that it was due to age and awareness of mortality, or the influence of a strong and moral woman who laid down the law, or any of a dozen other possible motivations But I see a halt to the infidelities, a shift away from the business wheeling and dealing, a stronger focus on his family, and most of all a desire to use his talents to try to solve some of the problems of his country.

        Donald Trump has not profited by his service to this nation. It has not enriched him. On the contrary, it has cost him in every possible way. He found himself attacked more viciously and more intensely in the public arena than he ever had been in business, and suddenly he was the target not just of business rivals but of a massively powerful international political machine with literally millions of foot soldiers at its disposal, as well as most of the world’s media and most of its courts, thanks to its relentless infiltration of every corner of society, politics and business.

        So you minions and obedient attack dogs just keep focusing on the bits and pieces of his history that you can get the most juice out of as you keep going back to gnaw on them, and you keep obsessing about trivia like how many people he fired, but all you are doing is showcasing the essential shallowness and nastiness of yourselves.

        Proof of your lack of seriousness as you preach and condemn is your blithe acceptance of one of the most profoundly corrupt and immoral men to ever sit in the Oval Office. Actually, probably THE most immoral and corrupt man, as I can’t remember any others who preyed on little girls, used his position to enrich himself and his family, purposely bankrupted the country, was personally responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people through his unconstitutional demands that people submit to injecting dangerous experimental drugs and his appeal to poor and desperate people to undertake long and dangerous journeys to get to our borders, exposing them to human trafficking and sex slavery.

      • Mark Noonan December 21, 2022 / 12:11 pm

        Yep – but that is also the basic mercilessness of the Left: you are, forever, your worst mistake. No forgiveness. No redemption. Even if you go full on freako Left, they’ll still hold that past sin against you.

      • Mark Noonan December 21, 2022 / 12:05 pm

        Man, Forty – I hope you are getting paid to comment here. I really do, because if you are voluntarily coming here to look this bad, then I don’t know what to say. I stipulated you were right about Trump (you know, “for the sake of argument”?) and you still refuse to even for a second stop and think.

        The issue isn’t Trump. The issue is a Uniparty that destroyed Trump. This should bother you. A lot. I mean, was one of your priorities to spend $3.6 million on a monument to a living former First Lady? Can you think of nothing else higher priority? And maybe you’ve gone through time since 2008 just loving the heck out of Michelle Obama…but what sort of person, alive, thinks that it is a good idea to have something named after themselves? I mean, Nero loved the idea but I doubt that Nero is someone we want to be like. Don’t get me wrong, among the boondoggles in the bill, Senator Shelby (R-AL) gets an FBI building named after himself…but the difference between you and me is that this one act, all by itself, proves to me that Shelby is sh**. What will it take to prove to you that your guys are just as much sh** as mine?

        Our country is being destroyed Forty – freedom is being eroded, our prosperity being sent overseas…our Ruling Class is conniving at a new slave trade and wants us to stop owning homes, driving cars and eating meat. They, by the way, stay free to do whatever they want. They stay prosperous. They aren’t slaves, but they will own them…and they’ll own their homes, drive cars and eat meat. You won’t. I won’t. As I said: this should bother you a bit more than if Trump diddled a porn star.

      • Cluster December 21, 2022 / 8:52 am

        Well so list a few of the moral violations of Trump. Surely with all the sworn testimony of the people he defrauded you can detail a few accounts for us. I’ll wait.

      • fortyacresbeyond December 21, 2022 / 7:28 pm

        “Well so list a few of the moral violations of Trump. Surely with all the sworn testimony of the people he defrauded you can detail a few accounts for us. I’ll wait.”

        No need to wait, Cluster. There are transcripts from Trump’s Trump University fraud lawsuit, his fraudulent family charity case, and his business’s tax fraud case, among others. Go read them. You’ll have to get through hundreds and hundreds of cases of Trump and his children taken the Fifth, but you can do it. Oh, and transcripts from the Jan. 6 committee depositions are starting to be released today, so there’s some more reading for you. Have fun wallowing in the corruption.

      • Amazona December 22, 2022 / 9:22 am

        Right. Read the “testimony” from the kangaroo court J6 committee depositions, which are really just efforts to criminalize free speech. Trump had an opinion. He expressed it. Some people didn’t agree with it and said so in depositions. Get a rope!

        Merely citing anything coming out of this bizarre train wreck of an “investigation” proves that you are too pathologically immersed in Trump hatred to see, know or care about anything else.

        One more time—-NO ONE CLAIMS THAT TRUMP HAS NEVER DONE ANYTHING WRONG. It’s your own sick twisted pathology that believes that failing to obsess about the man and every failing or mistake he has ever made means abject swooning uncritical adoration of him. That’s not about him. That’s not about us. That’s all you.

    • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 11:09 am

      Oh, blah blah blah blah blah. Isn’t there an “I HATE TRUMP SO MUCH I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE” site you can go to, to hang out with your fellow travelers?

      Donald Trump is a flawed human being. So? He has engaged in behaviors I find morally repellent, in his personal relationships. I’ve never defended them and I never will. I think he has sailed a little too close to the edge in some of his business dealings, but I don’t pay much attention to the bleatings of Trump haters on this subject because I also know that he operated in a business environment and cultural environment so wildly different from anything any of us have experienced that it’s silly for us to even try to pass judgment on them.

      I worked with a CPA who, for a while, worked in that East Coast dog-eat-dog environment. She and her husband both worked for people just like Trump, and when you guys were clutching your pearls and swooning in horror over his language she said the women at that level, in that world, are coarser and more vulgar than the men. You don’t have to like it. You don’t have to approve of it. You can sit back with your pinched-lip squinty-eyed Church Lady judgment and feel all morally upright about it. But the fact is, Trump grew up in this world, he operated in this world, and it had its own rules. It’s brutal, it’s savage, and people turn on each other at the drop of a dime.

      In this world, you hire and fire at will. You know you might be making a mistake in a hire but you just fire him and move on. It’s no big deal. Turnover doesn’t have some mystical significance. It’s what happens. It is so funny to see small-time hicks who have never even gotten to go to town with the egg money sit there and fuss over things they/you simply don’t understand and wouldn’t understand if you were right in the middle of it.

      Then factor in the smug assumption of moral superiority that feeds the Left and keeps its minions in line, and you have a forty and his ilk.

      What bothers me about his kind is the hypocrisy. If he had the same attitude toward Joe Biden’s adultery with the wife of a friend, or his abuse of power to enrich himself through various forms of corruption, I might cede the right to fret about Trump. If he objected to Joe Biden groping little girls half as much as he fusses about whatever in Trump’s history he finds so distasteful, he might have a shred of credibility.

  2. Cluster December 21, 2022 / 9:19 am

    McConnell says the Omnibus is great because it addresses what Republicans care most about.

    Did anyone ask Mitch what Republicans care most about?? I would be really interested in hearing that answer. Truth is, McConnell represents Forty’s interests a helluva a lot more than my interests.

    Re: Conway, she’s a political opportunist, period. Her marriage to George never really passed the smell test to me. If you have strong convictions on Constitutional governance and serving a POTUS hell bent on restoring Americas charter, how in the hell could you share a life with someone like George?? Or even consider going to dinner with some hack like Cuomo. Nope. Kellyanne will say anything she has too.

    Grumpy? Yes. Disappointed? Massively. I never thought the American society would choose to live lies. I thought our representative republic would prevent a central authority from corrupting the country. I was wrong. And even more disappointing is knowing that many Americans have willfully decided to be ruled rather than governed. We have lost sight of our charter and the purpose of it.

    And while the conservative movement is grateful for Trump and the amazing things he did as POTUS. most of us now see the need to move on to the next generation. And that’s only because of the toxicity of Democrats. They are obsessed with him. They eat, drink, and sleep Trump. It;s all they think about and all they talk about. Just turn on MSNBC for five minutes on any given day at any given time, and you will hear reports on how dangerous Trump is. It’s 24/7 programming for them. Truly bizarre, yet Forty buys into it hook line and sinker. I can tell you this, Trump didn’t raise a drug addicted womanizer son, nor did he take showers with his daughter, or extract millions of dollars from China. So there is that.

    And someone has to tell me what NFT stands for.

  3. Cluster December 21, 2022 / 10:09 am

    It’s a little inspiring when Democrats start to see the light …

    “It wasn’t until I came to the UK in January of 2021 that I started to have questions… I noticed a lot of people were not adhering again to these requests made by their government. And I thought, well, they’re going to have a hard day coming up, you know, that there will be some serious death here. And I kept my mask on and I kept adhering to the policies. But it wasn’t until much later that I started to have questions.”

    “When I saw that there wasn’t a huge death rate in [Britain] after I had witnessed personally what it was happening, I started to wonder more and more about what we were being told and whether it was true or not. And so it took a while for me to speak about it,” he continued

    Tim Robbins is starting to figure it out. I wonder if our resident Democrats will have their epiphany??

    • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 1:06 pm

      Tim Robbins, of all people! Sometimes, once someone has popped his head above the scum to get a better view, he never goes back under. Hopefully this will happen with Tim. It happened with me.

  4. Retired Spook December 21, 2022 / 10:43 am

    A sure cure for grumpy. WHAT FUN!

    • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 1:05 pm

      That is a wonderful clip—I’m going to watch it again.

      The accidental humor is the sporadic wearing of Covid masks, outside I thought it might be due to the temperature—some of the masks kind of looked like the Neoprene masks I used while snowmobiling—but then I saw some blue paper face diapers and thought no, these are virtue-signaling covid masks. Very funny.

      But even seeing how the stunt is done is thrilling. Though I admit to a little vestigial grumpiness, probably due to the sheer mass of the reasons.

      • Retired Spook December 21, 2022 / 5:00 pm

        I like Tom Cruise, only to play Jack Reacher he needs to be a foot taller.

      • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 5:08 pm

        At least.

        I had just finished a Jack Reacher book which had made many comments about his size—ducking to go through a doorway, intimidating people just because of his size, blocking out the light when he stood in a doorway, etc.—when I saw the first announcement that dainty little Tom Cruise was going to play Reacher in a movie.

        OK, so Cruise filled out pretty nice, but still…..

        BTW, I was watching the new “Reacher” series on TV. It’s OK. The actor is clearly chosen more for his size than acting ability but he’s not really very challenged so it’s OK. But one thing struck me as odd—in the flashbacks showing him with his brother and parents, his parents call his brother “Joe” but call him “Reacher”.

        I was once pretty snowed in, after a Wyoming blizzard, and when asked what I did I said I spent it with my three favorite Jacks—-Daniels, Aubrey and Reacher.

      • Mark Noonan December 21, 2022 / 9:04 pm

        I have found that as an author, when you want some action sequences, having some big dudes just works – so, I’ve got Johnny (introduced in “Secrets”) and Matthew (introduced in the upcoming “Heirs). They are a great plot device! But, also, fun to develop as characters. I like the basic idea of the Reacher character, but at least in the TV version, he doesn’t have flaws…I think everyone needs a flaw or two. Celeste is a busybody matchmaker. George is way too stuck on himself. Tancheri has too high an opinion of her position…and big dude Matthew did some things that he shouldn’t have done.

      • Retired Spook December 21, 2022 / 7:37 pm

        I’ve read all the Reacher books including the last one No Plan B. He’s often described, depending on the book as 6’5″ and anywhere from 220 to 250. If you didn’t know that, Cruise played a pretty good Reacher.

  5. jdge1 December 21, 2022 / 10:47 am

    County Bans Christmas Decorations in Employee’s Homes

    The article talks about a video background but doesn’t seem to explain what that video is for or how it will be used. Regardless, it seems the left wants to define everything off limits that is offensive to most anyone (unless of course it’s advocated by the left – gay marriage, drag queen story hour, a zillion pronouns, etc.), which flies in the face of the most basic tenants of the US Constitution – freedom of speech & freedom of religion. The left is intent on destroying any semblance of the Constitution, attempting backdoor legislation, redefining words contrary to their long understood meaning, usurping the power of courts, or simply using the force of power threatening anything you hold dear.

    As I mentioned before; when talking to my adult kids and their spouses about some political issue they asked; “Why is it such a big deal? It’s only a small change.” I explained to them, this is just one mode of attack satan works under, incrementalism. He keeps encroaching on new ground bit by bit, recognizing most people will relinquish small grounds without much fuss. The problem is he is already 10 miles down the road in plans to strip all of your freedoms, packaged around “the greater good” or some such feel good response.

    Satan is gleeful for foot soldiers who buy into these emotional traps, unable to understand or logically discern what’s really happening. That is, IF they have access to the truth, which isn’t a given these days with such concerted effort to hide, twist or distort it. Those who do not see the writing on the wall will become slaves to their own ignorance.

    • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 11:49 am

      King County, Washington, might consider changing its hiring practices to weed out the terminally offended and members of the victimhood class.

      Personally, I am offended by King County’s officials.

    • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 11:59 am

      The left is intent on destroying any semblance of the Constitution, attempting backdoor legislation, redefining words contrary to their long understood meaning, usurping the power of courts, or simply using the force of power threatening anything you hold dear.

      Here you touch on one of the things that drives the Left’s success with its uncritical minions. That is, the circular system of first taking over the courts and then using the rulings of these corrupted courts to justify and support its other actions. They do the same thing with the media—control the media, then use the reporting of the media to support what they do. Sometimes it’s a three-fer—–the obedient lapdog media report what the obedient lapdog courts rule.

      And the suckers and gullibles come to places like this and point to the rulings and media stories as some kind of proof that their fantasies and delusions are real.

      It’s a tidy little closed-loop system.

      As for the redefining of words, if you control the language you control the culture. The Left has always known this, which is why it has focused so much on semantic infiltration. So effectively that now even conservatives often use their language, as we see in comments on “abortion rights”. They used the term so much it became part of the language, in spite of the fact that the ability to kill a baby does not confer a right to do so.

  6. jdge1 December 21, 2022 / 11:10 am

    He was politically inexperienced. He assumed that there was some basic amount of honesty and patriotism in all those who expressed a desire to work with him.

    This is one BIG reason the left is scared of Trump winning a second term. That and the fact that they were a constant thorn in Trump’s side, both during his Presidency and since leaving office. Given a second chance at the oval office there’s no doubt he’ll still make mistakes BUT, he’s savvy enough to rectify most of the mistakes made during his first term and will undoubtedly use every resource available to him. This has even establishment republicans concerned.

    IF the courts will not address election corruption, then this gift called “The United States” will be turned into a tyrannical wasteland and we will be the generation blamed for letting it happen.

    • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 12:21 pm

      I saw Trump’s first term as an effort on his part to be as effective as possible while making as few waves as possible within his party, and of course with the consideration of the next election playing a role in how aggressively he was going to pursue his agendas. I think everyone knows that a second Trump presidency will take no prisoners. That’s what motivates Trump supporters and scares the pants off everyone else.

      My wish list would be a crew that could research and assemble a battle plan. Day One for example would cancel every single one of Biden’s Executive Orders, each with an explanation of why it was unconstitutional. From there I would have him move on to prune every single federal agency to its bare minimum and have a committee in place to evaluate every agency’s compliance with its original charter, stripping it of every expansion of that charter.

      Special attention would be paid to the Intelligence Agencies. The FBI needs to be drastically trimmed down, with all or almost all of its top officials simply removed and many put in line for possible prosecution. I’m pretty sure there would be plenty of volunteers to look into various misdeeds of various agency heads. I’m thinking here of the guy who secretly changed the rules regarding whistleblowers to allow for the claims against Trump for his call to Zelensky to be pursued. Speaking of that fiasco, I would also pursue charges against people like Vidman and the others who violated Espionage Act rules to go after Trump. All of them.

    • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 12:46 pm

      Given a second chance at the oval office there’s no doubt he’ll still make mistakes but he won’t be inventing elaborate stories in which he did something bold or heroic, like fighting a “bad dude” gang member with a chain or demanding a Purple Heart and ceremony to deliver it to a man long dead. He won’t be getting lost leaving the podium or crapping his pants in front of the Princess of Wales or needing a minder to keep him from wandering off into the grounds at the White House. He won’t need his wife to prop him up, give him notes to try to keep him on track, or chide him in public when he makes another mistake. There won’t be presidential groping or sniffing, or mental meanderings into the Walter Mitty territory of driving big 18-wheelers.

      I think what has the Left most terrified is the fact that a Biden presidency is making even the first Trump presidency look pretty darned good by comparison.

  7. Retired Spook December 21, 2022 / 11:33 am

    I haven’t been following the release of the Twitter Files, but thank goodness Jeff Childers has.

    The Epoch Times ran another revealing story yesterday headlined, “EXCLUSIVE: Internet Sting Operation ‘J6 DELETED’ Exposes How Twitter Manipulated Jan. 6 Narrative In Real Time.”

    There are a lot of details, facts, and examples in the story, but the gist is that researchers working with the Epoch Times captured all the tweets related to January 6th while the Capitol protest unfolded, and kept track of which tweets were either promoted by Twitter, or suspended and banned. As you probably guessed, lots of conservative accounts and tweets were suppressed, but wild leftwing conspiracy theories and fake news were boosted.

    I’ll give you two egregious examples. The first one includes a series of Tracy Beanz’s tweets starting around 1:30pm on January 6th. Beanz, Editor-in-Chief of UncoverDC, was tweeting that a lot of the masked, hooded people attacking police at the Capitol looked nothing like Trump supporters. Then, at 1:53pm EST, Beanz tweeted, “The Trump crowd HAS NOT reached the capitol yet.”

    Twitter immediately deleted Beanz’s tweets and her account was permanently banned. Beanz’s account was just finally reinstated this week.

    The next example is President Trump himself. The researchers found that on January 6th, when Trump posted a video message calling for peace and to de-escalate the protest, Twitter disabled the message’s ability to be liked or shared. Then Twitter deleted the video and banned Trump from tweeting anything else for 24 hours. Meanwhile, Twitter was also promoting democrat lawmaker’s tweets criticizing the President for not doing anything to address the protest. (emphasis – mine)

    Epoch noted that, according to, fascism is “a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.”

    • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 12:05 pm

      The next example is President Trump himself. The researchers found that on January 6th, when Trump posted a video message calling for peace and to de-escalate the protest, Twitter disabled the message’s ability to be liked or shared. Then Twitter deleted the video and banned Trump from tweeting anything else for 24 hours. Meanwhile, Twitter was also promoting democrat lawmaker’s tweets criticizing the President for not doing anything to address the protest. (

      OK, this firmly removes Twitter from a claimed position of merely providing a forum for ideas into overtly colluding with the efforts to bring down Trump through manipulating the events of January 6. This puts Twitter firmly in the category of contributing to the violence, and this should be addressed legally, including naming the names of those who made these decisions.

      It’s starting to look like the J6 committee ought to be investigated, for fraud or whatever word would define their inherent dishonesty and abuse of Congressional power to lie to the people as well as to rig the next election.

      • Retired Spook December 21, 2022 / 12:28 pm

        I had always thought this was probably what had happened. I couldn’t imagine that Trump would go for hours without doing or saying SOMETHING. I wish I had more confidence that someone — ANYONE, would be held accountable.

      • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 12:36 pm

        If conspiring to incite or encourage violence is a crime, whoever is responsible for these deletions is clearly guilty.

    • Mark Noonan December 21, 2022 / 12:15 pm

      Yep; as a Person of Twitter (we’re trying to get this a recognized class to replace the multiple classes of Drunk-Americans, Crackhead-Americans, Raving-Lunatic-Americans that has to date described your basic Twitter user), I watched that stuff unfold in real time…account after account covering the actual events disabled until the only thing left were MSM outfits using a clearly scripted Narrative of events.

      • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 12:28 pm

        I’m hoping that an energized (and in some cases terrified) new House will come in with a full agenda of investigations and actions, hopefully to start a domino effect of falling narratives, falling officials and falling schemes.

        A good Speaker could and would have House trial lawyers lining up depositions of various bad actors. I’m serious about charging the entire J6 Committee with fraud and subpoenaing every one of them to answer questions about how they conducted the hearings.

        This nation needs debridement: “the surgical excision of dead, contaminated, or damaged tissue, and foreign matter, especially from a wound.

      • Mark Noonan December 21, 2022 / 1:46 pm

        Jesse Kelly also pointed out that Red State AG’s can be useful here – after all, these people do live in States and some of them in States we control. Criminal investigations can be launched…we could even force the federal government to move on it. Oh, sure, they’d try to bury it…but just getting it out there that this or that prominent Uniparty member is under criminal investigation will be useful…and be a warning to the rest that they are not safe. That we can get after them and make their lives hell, for once.

      • Retired Spook December 21, 2022 / 12:49 pm

        especially from a wound.

        And right now the country is suffering from the worst wound since the Civil War. “Debridement” is an excellent term for what needs to be done. We can’t just put a bandaid on the wound. We have to punish those who inflicted the wound.

      • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 2:16 pm

        We can’t go all the way back to the first big attack on our system, which I think was probably the Kennedy assassination. But I do think that a coordinated effort to strip away the coverups of various examples of corruption by the media would add up to a reevaluation of a lot of things even by a lot of Lefties.

        I am not excusing any wrongdoing by any political figure, but I always come back to what I think is the most egregious sin, which is the manipulation of news by the Agenda Media. I think this has now reached criminal proportions.

      • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 2:39 pm

        One egregious failure by our media—or success, depending on how you look at it—was its failure to properly identify the whole #RESIST movement as an attempted insurrection. Its goal was to interfere with the ability of the president and his administration to do their jobs, and assume their powers when possible. I’d call it the second known coup attempt, after the Kennedy assassination.

  8. Amazona December 21, 2022 / 12:35 pm

    House panel votes to release Trump tax information despite threats from Republicans

    A House committee voted Tuesday to publicly release some of Donald Trump’s tax returns, despite Republican threats to retaliate against President Joe Biden and other Democrats.

    It is not known exactly when the Trump tax documents will become available. Lawmakers said that personal information must be redacted from the documents, and the process could take at least a couple of days.

    Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee said releasing the Trump tax returns is in the public interest, and part of an effort to improve auditing procedures at the Internal Revenue Service.

    How and in what way is snooping through the tax returns of a former president “in the public interest” and is there even a possibility that the claim this is only ” part of an effort to improve auditing procedures at the Internal Revenue Service” was made with a straight face? What a crock!

    They are so far gone that they don’t even see the insanity of making a statement like this. It’s like they know we already think they’re stone cold liars so why not go all the way with a big whopper?

  9. Amazona December 21, 2022 / 1:57 pm

    This is only one storm on one highway. Extrapolate this to every highway in the country due to diesel shortages, resulting a shutdown of deliveries of food and other essentials and you have Biden USA

    • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 4:55 pm

      What a great article. Interesting info on ways ballots are diverted. One statement jumped out at me, as it is what I have been saying for years when we talk about war with the Left: You don’t win a war on the front lines. You win it by wiping out the enemy’s supply lines.

      If any GOP office in any of the three states where I live were to indicate a serious desire to deal with these problems and have a coherent plan for doing so I would volunteer in a heartbeat to do what needs to be done. I think a lot of us would. With computers and data bases as advanced as they are now there is no excuse for failing to sync change of address forms with voter registration data, or do other cross matching.

      If someone does something like change zip codes to divert ballots, it should be possible to find out who did it, and prosecute on federal charges of both mail tampering and election tampering. Big prosecutions and big jail time are essential to help rein in these kinds of things, and forensic IT people can usually trace who did what and when on a computer.

      I went through a county boundary adjustment when I sold part of my farm, creating a new separate lot where my house sits and incorporating it with the vacant lot next door to meet county standards for lot size. But when my address became that of the formerly vacant lot, it took more than a year for the county records to record that as a residence instead of a vacant lot. When I tried to change my address at my banks and with my credit cards the address was rejected as “not a valid residence”. I became friends with the woman who bought my property so I just kept getting some mail there till things got sorted out, but my question is—if every bank and every credit card company can tell if an address is not a valid residential address, how can people register to vote at those addresses?

  10. jdge1 December 21, 2022 / 4:00 pm

    Woman Arrested, Charged With “Thought Crime” for Silently Praying Outside Abortion Facility

    While this incident happened in the UK, this is exactly one of many tactics the left uses to control any who oppose their actions. To think anyone could be charged and prosecuted for their thoughts is evil. Next thing you know, without any proof what-so-ever people will be told; “We know what you were thinking, therefore you will be charged with crimes as we see fit”.

    • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 4:25 pm

      You know, a society that educates its young would realize that admitting to even considering such a thing as a “thought crime” is a tacit admission of tyranny.

      But the Left has sanitized words and phrases like this, just as they have sanitized the concept of “gulags” by making them represent high scores in a video game.

    • Retired Spook December 21, 2022 / 7:40 pm

      Next thing you know, without any proof what-so-ever people will be told; “We know what you were thinking, therefore you will be charged with crimes as we see fit”.

      They already made the movie 20 years ago. Not a stretch to believe that life will eventually imitate art.

    • Mark Noonan December 21, 2022 / 9:06 pm

      What was amazing was the Leftwing comments on the article on Twitter – I’m telling ya, guys, just as soon as they think they can send us to concentration camps, they’ll do it.

      • Amazona December 22, 2022 / 2:26 pm

        Last year I saw a rash of Leftist comments suggesting that very thing—camps, and/or “reeducation”. They are out in the open now, fully supporting radical tyranny and suppression of any opposing point of view.

  11. jdge1 December 21, 2022 / 4:13 pm

    Now here’s something many on both sides of the political spectrum can agree has merit.

    • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 4:22 pm

      So we can all celebrate this, but I don’t quite see the point. “I’m going to protect the right to kill babies by not helping make babies” seems like an awkward and somewhat nonsensical stance. Though I would happily contribute to a fund to sterilize all Libs.

  12. Amazona December 21, 2022 / 4:20 pm

    It’s funny and true, but I wish people who can’t spell or don’t know homonyms wouldn’t do subtitles.

    • Retired Spook December 21, 2022 / 5:15 pm

      “Mary” = Merry?

      • Amazona December 21, 2022 / 6:22 pm

        I’ve seen a lot of confusion about homonyms like rain/rein/reign and discreet/discrete but I think this is the first time I’ve run across this one.

  13. Amazona December 21, 2022 / 5:00 pm

    My nomination for the end-of-year Captain Obvious title, from the Casper Star Tribune. (An AP paper, which explains a lot.)

    Drivers in areas with colder, longer winters are most likely to encounter adverse winter road conditions

  14. Amazona December 21, 2022 / 6:24 pm

    A funny, and accurate, comment from PJMedia about why we need to stop worrying and learn to love Trump again:

    RINOs like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham strike me as perfect specimens for a low-T infomercial. It sure ties in with other comments seen here lately on the lack of manliness in so many men. I’d add Mittens to that list.

  15. Amazona December 21, 2022 / 6:37 pm

    A great comment, one in a series of tweets from Michael Tracy, on the “criminal referral” of Trump by the J6 Committee. It’s part of a great Town Hall article based on Dershowitz’s dismembering of the whole thing. Dershowitz laid out how the “referral violates both the letter and spirit of the Constitution for at least two reasons,” including when it comes to how Congress is only granted legislative powers, and thus it “is beyond the scope of its constitutional authority.” Rather, that power, Dershowitz explained, belongs to the executive branch.

    Michael Tracey

    Media trumpeting how this was the first “criminal referral” of a president in US history neglects to emphasize that the very manner of the “referral” is a whole-cloth invention of the Cheney/Schiff gang. So yeah it’s technically true that nobody invented this fake action before

    • fortyacresbeyond December 21, 2022 / 7:51 pm

      This is interesting. Where was Alan Dershowitz’s concern when GOP senators sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department in 2018 regarding the author of the dossier detailing Russian interference in the 2016 election?

      • Amazona December 22, 2022 / 10:09 am

        Thank you so much for illustrating your dependence on official Leftist narratives for your squealing. I seriously doubt that you just had this reference to that criminal referral at hand.

        Please go through the 2018 referral and compare it to the analysis by Dershowitz of the J6 effort, to make sure you aren’t comparing apples to oranges. What did it say? Upon what was it based? How was it received? Don’t just parrot some narrative. Explain it and give us a point-by-point comparison so we can see if there is a legitimate complaint that Dershowitz is biased.

      • Amazona December 22, 2022 / 10:12 am

        Knowing you won’t do this, I offer:

        “Based on the information contained therein, we are respectfully referring Mr. Steele to you for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1001, for statements the Committee has reason to believe Mr. Steele made regarding his distribution of information contained in the dossier.”

        The criminal referral does not pertain to the veracity of the dossier’s claims and “is not intended to be an allegation of a crime,” a press release from the committee says.

        Is the J6 “referral” similar to this?

  16. fortyacresbeyond December 21, 2022 / 7:49 pm

    “Man, Forty – I hope you are getting paid to comment here.”

    You have a highly inflated opinion of this blog if you think people are being paid to comment here.

    “The issue isn’t Trump. The issue is a Uniparty that destroyed Trump. This should bother you.”

    It should bother you that you so cavalierly dismiss the ethical and moral failings of Donald Trump and his associates, while at the same time castigating Democrats for their supposed transgressions. You make a point of pointing out to me that gossip mongering is a sin, while at the same time dismissing Trump’s adulterous behavior as nothing more than “slumming with a porn star.” Last time I checked, adultery is one of the seven deadly sins in the Bible. And then you hedge by saying “even if it happened.” Why did he pay off Stormy Daniels in secret if it didn’t happen? Come on, Mark, you can’t be this gullible, so I can only conclude you are being highly disingenuous.

    That said, why is it that when it comes to Donald Trump’s ethical and moral failings, you all go to sexual transgressions of others? I mean, the first thing Amazona goes to is his “halt to the infidelities.” His infidelities to his spouses does bear on his character, but that’s primarily between him and his spouses. I’m talking about issues if greater import than that. It’s revealing how hung up you all are about other people’s sexual activities. When I describe Trump as unethical or immoral, I’m not talking about is sexual behavior. I’m talking about his character as it pertains to defrauding people, lying, cheating, etc. He has no redeeming qualities, which you all implicitly acknowledge by not defending his behavior but instead coming up with rationalizations to overlook them.

    Amazona claims, “Proof of your lack of seriousness as you preach and condemn is your blithe acceptance of one of the most profoundly corrupt and immoral men to ever sit in the Oval Office.” Really? First off, be plain about who and what you are talking about. And then point out where I have blithely accepted it.

    And then Amazona provides us with the ultimate cop-out and rationalization for all unethical and immoral behavior that she is happy to overlook:

    “Donald Trump is a flawed human being. So?”

    And you really want to claim another occupant of the Oval Office was “profoundly corrupt.” Apparently to you this type of thing only matters if the occupant has a “D” behind his or her name.

    • Mark Noonan December 21, 2022 / 8:59 pm

      All Trump, all the time.

      As I said – and I’ll make this the last time I bother responding to you unless you actually address the issue at hand – suppose everything you believe about Trump is true.


      Among many other things to be concerned about, the FBI – the agency which can investigate you at will and which has proven willing to manufacture evidence against suspects – paid Twitter to censor Americans.

      That is what should bother you. This is the problem. It is the one thing we need to resolve – not whether or not Trump was a bad guy. If he’s the worst man who ever lived, the problem remains: in complete violation of federal law, agents of the federal government interfered in the election process. And this is leaving aside that they had previously manufactured out of whole cloth the “Trump-Russia” delusion (because, as I said and in the last, faint hope that you’ll stand up and be a citizen, we’re going to pretend that what Trump is accused of is true).

      It is wrong for agents of the federal government to do that – if they can do it to Trump, they can do it to anyone who isn’t favored by the Ruling Class. That the FBI is de-facto a Ruling Class Gestapo should scare the hell out of you and make you want to work with anyone – even us icky Trump voters – to bring it to heel.

      What’ll it be, Forty: are you a citizen, or a serf?

      I don’t discuss things with serfs. So, let me know.

      • fortyacresbeyond December 21, 2022 / 9:43 pm

        You’re right that Trump himself isn’t the issue. The real issue is why so many staunch opponents of immoral and unethical behavior contorted themselves into pretzels to support a manifestly immoral and unethical man because he has an R behind his name. (I think back to the polls of evangelicals in which before Trump about 80% said personal morality was important in president, whereas after Trump about 80% said it wasn’t important.) The question to ask is, did you all change, or were you always deep down unconcerned by such behavior despite decades of railing against it. I suspect the latter, but you’d have to tell me which it is for you. Amazona and Spook, feel free to explain yourselves as well.

        As for the FBI paying Twitter to censor Americans, that would indeed be a scandal if it were true. Except it’s not.

      • Amazona December 22, 2022 / 10:22 am

        As for the FBI paying Twitter to censor Americans, that would indeed be a scandal if it were true. Except it’s not.

        techdirt tries valiantly to explain FBI involvement with Twitter censorship, but unfortunately for them, and you, they just can’t overcome documents and testimony showing deep involvement, to the point of control, over what is allowed to be published regarding information on the Biden Crime Family.

        I’d prefer to have a president with no history of moral missteps. But given a choice of a candidate whose character issues are in his past and apparently not current, and which were part of a personal life not associated in any way with political office, and one who has callously used the trust invested in him by the voters to leverage those positions, and that power, for personal gain, I will choose the former.

      • Amazona December 22, 2022 / 10:26 am

        did you all change, or were you always deep down unconcerned by such behavior despite decades of railing against it. I suspect the latter,

        Well, you’ve certainly honed your snark to a nasty little edge, haven’t you? The thing is, you have firmly established yourself here as a dishonest, hateful liar, so this pathetic effort to pass moral judgment is silly.

        What I did not mention, above, is your narcissism. You seem to think that you have some right or authority to not just inform us of what you consider our moral failings, but to demand that we answer and even explain ourselves.

      • Mark Noonan December 22, 2022 / 3:15 pm

        He went Full Serf. Never go Full Serf, guys. Its not a good look.

      • Cluster December 22, 2022 / 9:30 am

        Let’s talk about moral failings

        El Paso convention center is turned into makeshift migrant shelter with 1,000 beds as warmhearted locals buy blankets, shoes and toys for thousands left stranded on freezing streets just days before Christmas

        So you encourage migrants to risk their lives to get to America and then you leave them freezing in the streets and hope “good samaritans” will help you out??? WTF is that?? Democrats sure do care about these people right? Every Democrat needs to answer for this egregious moral failing starting with you.

      • Cluster December 22, 2022 / 9:57 am

        And the largest most recent moral failing of your Forty is the FTX debacle. Are you going to demand that your elected Democrats return the pension money SBF stole and donated to their campaigns?? Do you care about the pensions of first responders Forty?? We all know you’re highly moral so please explain.

    • Amazona December 22, 2022 / 10:00 am

      My goodness. This is a lot of spite and bile to unpack.

      The comment about the most corrupt person to ever hold the presidency refers to Joe Biden, though it could certainly refer to LBJ. LBJ was well known in Texas and other political circles for his ruthlessness, even to the point of having people killed. His personal hit man was actually convicted of first degree murder, but somehow no one ever got around to taking him to prison, and 40+ years after the Kennedy assassination his fingerprints were finally identified as those found on a box in the Texas Book Depository on November 22, 1963. (It wasn’t until after “Mac” died that it was possible to get access to his criminal record and fingerprints, finally solving the mystery of the single unidentified print found on that day.)

      But no, I was talking about Joe Biden. Corruption is never good. It should always be decried. But when talking about supporting someone for political office, I do see a difference between corruption in one’s personal life and that which takes place while the man is in office, and/or is based on abuse of political power due to being in a powerful office, and even more so when that abuse of power endangers our national security.

      When Joe Biden was Vice President of the United States he used that position, with the complicity of Secretary of State John Kerry, to funnel billions of dollars of American taxpayer money to countries which then entered into shady “business” dealings with Biden’s son and Kerry’s stepson and their good friend Devon Archer (who is, BTW, currently serving hard time for a different fraud). The litany of abuses of power by Biden to enrich his family is lengthy.

      Nothing Donald Trump ever did, no matter how much it twists your panties into a knot, was in any way connected with the national security of this country or endangered that security. None of it took place while he was president. Yet you people, with all the information you have about the legal and moral failings of the Clintons, still want to vote for Hillary Clinton to be our president, to follow in the soiled footsteps of Joe Biden, even after both of them have traded national security for personal gain.

      As for your pious mouthings of concern about “morality”, even going so far as to cite the Bible, your hypocrisy is so bizarrely outrageous it is indescribable. Yes, a man IN HIS PRIVATE LIFE, before entering politics, before becoming President of the United States, before representing this country on the world stage, evidently engaged in extra-marital sexual encounters. With, I might add, fully consenting adults. And this has you so offended, so gobsmacked with outrage, you just can’t get over it.

      Yet he never had the Secret Service stand guard to let him know when his wife was returning to the White House so he could send a bunch of naked girls home and get out of the pool where they had been having wild group sex. He never had a girl barely older than his daughter servicing him with oral sex under the desk while he was on the phone with Senators or other political leaders. He never had his security detail procure sexual partners for him. His wife never had to put someone she chose in position outside the Oval Office to make sure he wasn’t screwing someone in there. It’s not just that two of the most beloved Democrat presidents were out-of-control sex addicts, they used the power and prestige of their positions to feed those appetites. And they engaged in wholly immoral sexual antics in the White House, treating it like a bordello.

      This doesn’t even get to the sexual quirks of the current president, whose fondness for little girls is blatantly obvious, who was repeatedly filmed groping the prepubescent chests of little girls while swearing in their mothers or fathers when he was VP, who was filmed pulling little girls into his crotch and in one case pulling a little girl’s hand onto his crotch. Who still to this day has to be watched as he will gravitate toward any little girl he sees. The press downplays his perversion as mere “sniffing” but it is much more serious than that. There’s a reason he is known as Pedo Joe.

      So you keep getting all huffy and trying to wrap yourself in some assumed right to make moral judgements, but we know it’s all BS. I do draw a line between prior acts in private life and acts taking place as public servants, though no doubt you will sneer at that, too. That’s a safe guess because that’s what you do——sneer

  17. Cluster December 22, 2022 / 9:02 am

    It should bother you that you so cavalierly dismiss the ethical and moral failings of Donald Trump and his associates, while at the same time castigating Democrats for their supposed transgressions.

    I love the line “it should bother you …” Really??? It should? Why? Because you want everyone to live by your standards?? Ethical and moral failings of Donald Trump huh???? That can describe 99% of all Americans. How about extracting millions of dollars from foreign adversaries gained by your drug addicted son who fucks underage girls? Is that a moral or ethical failing??

    I’m surprised you can tie your shoes in the morning forty. You have the political intellect of a fifth grader on acid. Your entire argument is that Trump is immoral and unethical and despited repeated requests to list some of those unseemly characteristics, you fail to do so. Would you like me to list the Biden’s interactions with Russia, China and Ukraine? I’d be happy to do so.

  18. Cluster December 22, 2022 / 9:16 am

    Here’s a moral test for ya Forty. Do you still care about kids in cages? Do you still care about separating families at the border? Are you still worried that Trump will get us into a war? Do you still care about attacks on democracy? Do you still wear masks to protect others from Covid? Have you considered resigning from your job and offering it to a minority?

    These are just a few of the standards Democrats have established and I’m just curious how adherent you are.

    • Amazona December 22, 2022 / 10:43 am

      Here’s a guess. Tell me if you disagree.

      Forty is not only fine with “kids in cages” he was always fine with the lies the Left generated about this carefully crafted phrase. Sane rational people always understood several things about this whole meme. One was that it was created, with careful placing of kids and cameras. One was that kids are always kept from harm by putting up fences—how many school playgrounds around the country are fenced with chain link fencing?

      The claims of “kids in cages” and “separating families” were carefully calculated to create a certain ugly negative impression. Totally false, but that’s the M.O. of the Left.

      Look how carefully the Complicit Agenda Media refused to print the real reasons for the optics chosen by the deceptive press. Children were appearing at the border in the company of people, often young men, who were not their relatives or legal guardians. This was because of the policy of “bring a kid, get in free”. But these children were being used. Many had been kidnaped, some had been “rented” from their families, and most were just dumped on the American side of the border, if they weren’t sold as sex slaves. So a new policy was put in place, whereby when children and adults appeared at the border the children were briefly separated from the adults so both children and adults could be interviewed to make sure the children were not being trafficked.

      This, however, offended and upset the Left, which clearly wanted the old policy to continue. They were so outraged by the very idea that children should be protected from abuse that they concocted these stories and set up deceptive photos to support their demands that adults with children simply be allowed to claim some relationship with them.

      OK, the Left was not overtly supportive of child trafficking. They were just so focused on finding/inventing some negative stories about the Right that the eventual fate of trafficked children never even entered their calculations. They didn’t care. Abused, abandoned or enslaved children were just part of the collateral damage of the forward march of Leftism and therefore insignificant. Just as the fate of tens of thousands of people suffering at the hands of the drug cartels we are enriching by creating such a lucrative market for them is not anything the Left is worried about. So young women are routinely raped, and if they are lucky that’s the worst that happens to them and they don’t become sex slaves. The point is, the Left needs bodies swarming across the border, and the collateral damage of a few thousand women and children is just a price to be paid.

      What matters is a photograph of AOC nearly taken to her knees in grief and shock as she sorrowfully gazes through a chain link fence at an empty parking lot.

      • Cluster December 22, 2022 / 11:28 am

        I heard a recent report that cartels are making upwards of $13 billion a year in trafficking people and drugs over our southern border. Thanks Democrats

      • Amazona December 22, 2022 / 2:59 pm

        Some day someone is going to tally up the death toll attributable to Biden policies. It will include those killed due to border policies and should include the death toll in the war on Ukraine, which we finance by buying Russian oil instead of using our own and selling our surplus to Europe to free them from dependence on Russia

  19. Retired Spook December 22, 2022 / 9:30 am

    See if this sounds familiar to anyone – from Chapter 5 of the Road to Serfdom entitled “Planning and Democracy:”

    “The delegation of particular technical tasks to separate bodies, while a regular feature, is yet only the first step in the process whereby a democracy which embarks on planning progressively relinquishes its powers. The expedient of delegation cannot really remove the causes which make all the advocates of comprehensive planning so impatient with the impotence of democracy. The delegation of particular powers to separate agencies creates a new obstacle to the achievement of a single coordinated plan. Even if, by this expedient, a democracy should succeed in planning every sector of economic activity, it would still have to face the problem of integrating these separate plans into a unitary whole. Many separate plans do not make a planned whole — in fact, as planners ought to be the first to admit, they may be worse than no plan. But the democratic legislature will long hesitate to relinquish the decisions on really vital issues, and so long as it does so it makes it impossible for anyone else to provide the comprehensive plan. Yet agreement that planning is necessary, together with the inability of democratic assemblies to produce a plan, will evoke stronger and stronger demands that the government or some single individual should be given powers to act on their own responsibility. The belief is becoming more and more widespread that, if things are to get done, the responsible authorities must be freed from the fetters of democratic process.”

    Keep in mind that this was published in 1944

    • Cluster December 22, 2022 / 9:35 am

      The centralization of power is a natural human tendency. Just as sin is. It requires strength, selflessness and determination to keep power decentralized but unfortunately, the more complacent man becomes, the more power is centralized.

      • Retired Spook December 22, 2022 / 9:47 am

        I’m less than halfway through the book, and he’s already made the point several times that many who support socialism eventually find that, in order to achieve their goals they have to resort to “methods” (ie., coercive force) that they find abhorrent.

  20. jdge1 December 22, 2022 / 9:51 am

    Ga. Supreme Court Says Dismissed 2020 Election Lawsuits Had Standing After All

    This is what needs to happen in order to bring light to any illegal action related to voting. Only when a light is shined on things done illegally and severely prosecuted will there be caution to continue. We all know voting fraud is happening and it will continue unless addressed with safeguards and strong ramifications. For the courts to ignore it won’t make it go away. In fact, quite the reverse. Failure to address these widespread complaints will only grow until the courts will no longer be able to control the outcome, for we will be at war.

    For any court to claim “By contrast, no single voter is specifically disadvantaged if a vote is counted improperly, even if the error might have a mathematical impact on the final tally and thus on the proportional effect of every vote.” is beyond logical reasoning. If that is really their stance then in effect, all illegal voting schemes should be valid without contest and in essence all voting is meaningless.

    • Amazona December 22, 2022 / 10:50 am

      OF COURSE they had standing. If voters don’t have standing in a case involving votes then whou would?

      But that was the point. The point was to come up with some excuse to refuse to put sworn testimony on the record about the illegalities of the way the election was conducted. Most people don’t understand the principle of “standing” so when the Complicit Agenda Media fed them the pap that the cases had been dismissed because they were “baseless” this became part of the Loony Left’s belief system.

      Even now, even here, every now and then some Lefty bellows that every election case was dismissed because it didn’t have any proof—when they are not claiming the evidence was heard and then dismissed as invalid. I don’t think the Agenda Media can print a story about claims of election fraud without inserting the word “baseless”.

      I don’t just want the new House to get testimony from every person who signed a sworn affidavit, I want testimony from every judge who refused to hear the evidence. I want to hear their defenses for either helping rig an election or just being too cowardly to get involved.

    • jdge1 December 22, 2022 / 11:20 am

      This has the potential of being the springboard needed to address many of the voter fraud issues brought before courts. When overwhelming evidence is proved on widespread voter fraud, the courts must act to rectify the situation. Anything less will delegitimize all future elections.

  21. Cluster December 22, 2022 / 11:39 am

    I can’t think of anything more offensive than watching the corrupt comedian from Ukraine lecturing us on the need to secure his border while the ruling class, who have made millions of dollars via his corrupt country, applaud like trained seals. With the two dumbest American women standing behind him. What a pathetic site.

    • Amazona December 22, 2022 / 2:41 pm

      Wow, this really has your panties in a twist, doesn’t it? I’ve never seen anyone control the minds of so many people the way Trump controls the Left. We think it’s funny, watching you people wallow in the most superficial and petty excuses for virulent hatred and trying to make it sound justified. Hint: The harder you try to make your insane mental instability sound like a principled moral stand, the more you reveal yourself as mentally unstable and controlled by pettiness, spite and malice.

      Put another way, I can’t think of anything more pathetic than watching grown men and women wallow in the mental muck of blind irrational hatred of a man they have never met, whose existence would have no impact on their lives if they would not insist on making it the centerpiece of their every thought.

      Only a complete lack of self-awareness lets you keep coming back here to make sure we see it.

      (And “graveling” relates to road repair, not refusing to be controlled by irrational hatred)

      • Amazona December 22, 2022 / 2:55 pm

        Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people

        Forty is determined to make sure where he falls on this spectrum. There should be a fourth category: Tiny toxic minds obsess about other people

        Let’s start by defining “ideas,” “events,” and “people.” Discussing people here means to talk about a person, typically in a negative, gossipy way. Discussing events means to talk about the events happening around the world. Discussing ideas means to understand the higher level messages behind an event, to understand human behavior, to look beyond what’s given, and to find solutions to help the world.

    • fortyacresbeyond December 22, 2022 / 3:08 pm

      I see we’re at the deleting comments stage. Talk about small minds.

      Posts which are nothing but complaints and personal attacks have always been deleted. You of all people know this because you have been completely kicked off this blog many times for your toxic spewing of personal pathology. Deleting the product of small minds is merely good housekeeping. // moderator

  22. Amazona December 22, 2022 / 3:34 pm

    Forty seems to feel entitled to use this blog as a personal litter box, as well as demand we submit to his questioning. I wonder why he is hanging around here again—probably got kicked off other blogs.

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