Speaker of Open Threads

Who gets to be the Speaker? The world holds its breath.

Or goes, ‘meh’ and watches some hockey.

Your mileage may vary.

But the battle is important. So far, the rebels have not put forward a solid set of demands upon which they will come back into the fold. That is a strategic error. But Chip Roy and a few others have hit the nail on the head: it is about making the House a legislative body. This might seem small – changes to the rules to make amendment and debate possible, but it is what has been missing. Since 2016, there has been no such thing…and for a couple decades before that, it was highly attenuated. It is why we just passed a 4,000 page, $1.7 trillion Democrat Christmas list. It was an up or down vote.

But if Representatives have the power to propose amendments and force debate, you can’t do that. That is, you can’t have a bill written by lobbyists and staffers, agreed to by a few leaders and then just handed off to the House for an up or down vote. Representatives would have to do their jobs…and go on record with votes on amendments. This is how you stop our remorseless slide into tyranny and bankruptcy…because, rely on it, most of the stuff in these huge bills would not survive a recorded vote…the Michelle Obama Trail doesn’t have a constituency.

In practical terms, as Churchill pointed out about a century ago, no potentate on Earth has more power than the President of the United States with one limitation – and it is massive. That is the Power of the Purse. The President can’t spend a nickle on a piece of gum unless Congress appropriates the money. This Power has largely atrophied as both parties have preferred to just give the President a blank check in return for various pork goodies. But if Congress actually asserts it’s power, the President will find that he can’t buy a pen or phone to issue an Executive Order. We must get back to that – no more rubber stamp. Make the House matter again – make the Executive come, hat in hand, to beg for money…and extract legislative benefits for our policies in return for funds. Like this: if Pudding Brain’s people want to provide money for diversity training in Zimbabwe, then we get something in return…like, say, a border wall. That is how it is supposed to work. And that is how it must work or the Republic will die.

You already know that science is twisted by propagandists to support the Left’s Narratives. Now you have proof.

The climate alarmists may revive nuclear power – it is, after all, clean and efficient. Of course, most Greens despise it, mostly because most Greens are morons (the believe your barbecue is heating up the planet, after all): but the bottom line is that business needs reliable power and wind and solar just don’t cut it, so some money bags are investing in nuclear. I don’t care how we get it, but that we get it is good – by this year, almost all electricity in the USA should have been provided by nuclear power. We should have so many nuke plants that I could run my AC at 50 degrees all day in July here in Vegas for $5.

67 thoughts on “Speaker of Open Threads

  1. Cluster January 5, 2023 / 9:42 am

    So speaking of the stupidity of Liberals (we were talking about that right?) let’s all sit back the next few days and listen to California complain about flooding. This of course comes on the heels of California complaining about the drought over the last couple of decades. California and Liberals complain exceptionally well. What they don’t do is find solutions to problems. Just imagine if California had spent the last two decades building retention basins and reservoirs to capture the rain when it eventually comes. Wouldn’t this be a welcome relief?? But NOOOOOOO. California will complain about flooding, blame climate change, and ask for federal relief. Then this summer, they will complain once again about the drought. Rinse and repeat.

      • Cluster January 5, 2023 / 10:07 am

        Cost overruns and planning and implementation mistakes were so large and frequent that they became comical. None of this was resolved by former governor Jerry Brown or state legislators, despite the fact that everyone knew the project was becoming grossly bogged down with delays, cost increases, and malfeasance.

        Malfeasance?? In other words … FRAUD

  2. Cluster January 5, 2023 / 9:58 am

    So tomorrow is the anniversary of the FBI led Jan 6 protest, and I will remind everyone that it was a “largely peaceful protest”. The irony is that the manufactured insurrection is gaining popularity lol

    The share of Republican voters who now support the riot has grown from 16 percent in the days after the attack to 32 percent this week, according to the survey of 1,500 adults.

    But the shift among Democrats has been even more pronounced. Just 3 percent of them approved of the attack when it happened — but that has risen fivefold to 16 percent this week.

    Odd isn’t it?


  3. jdge1 January 5, 2023 / 11:38 am

    This video by Jordan Peterson and Alex Epstein gives an interesting view of why there’s a push for climate change control and the (intended) devastating effects being pushed by environmentalist who know full well their position is not only faulty but outright evil.

    ”I’m a good person because I feel sorry about “things”. Simply wanting something claimed as good by expressing a sentiment, without actually doing anything, is a shallow narcissistic way of using the easy identification with a genocidal ideology to elevate yourself in the moral hierarchy. Those espousing / peddling these dreadful doctrines, especially to young people, are offering them nothing more than an easy shortcut to something approximating easily trumpeted moral virtue. It’s the type of virtue you can make on your anti-capitalist facebook page, claiming to be an environmentalist, wanting moral admiration without actually doing anything.”

    “The first thing to winning a debate is creating a controversy. Then once the debate is created you can make claims, no matter how preposterous, that you are advocating for a moral higher ground and anyone who opposed your stance are evil and to be demonized. That is, until your claims are proven false. Even then, it takes some time and re-education to the reality of the false narratives to gain traction. Then, endless new controversies are created.”

    “Do you really know anything about the problem cited? Have you spent any real work differentiating truth from claims made that haven’t even undergone some level of scrutiny? Have you taken any concrete steps whatsoever to solving it, apart from hand waiving sentimental feelings? Do you have any metrics in place to measure what you do to see if it has any beneficial impact? If you bring the necessity of having to think it through, those pushing the narrative get irritated.”

    • Amazona January 5, 2023 / 12:06 pm

      ”I’m a good person because I feel sorry about “things”. Simply wanting something claimed as good by expressing a sentiment, without actually doing anything, is a shallow narcissistic way of using the easy identification with a genocidal ideology to elevate yourself in the moral hierarchy. Those espousing / peddling these dreadful doctrines, especially to young people, are offering them nothing more than an easy shortcut to something approximating easily trumpeted moral virtue.

      This is a much more erudite version of what I have been saying for years: “The Left promises a shortcut to the Higher Moral Ground”. It touches on the narcissism of the conviction that merely being “for” something means you are a better person, and goes deeper, into the hypocrisy of “identification with a genocidal ideology to elevate yourself in the moral hierarchy”.

      Jordan Peterson is so good at putting things in clear and easy to understand terms. No wonder he is so feared by the Left.

    • Cluster January 5, 2023 / 12:10 pm

      This defines clearly who people like Forty and Fielding are … morally bankrupt, intellectually deficient virtue signalers. “Have they spent any real work differentiating truth from claims made that haven’t undergone some level of scrutiny” … and the answer is NO

      People on the left have dormant minds. All they do is react to what they are told by those who they admire, and turn their anger and venom on those who they oppose sans any level of scrutiny of policy or outcome. Rinse and repeat.

      • jdge1 January 5, 2023 / 3:41 pm

        Have you spent any real work differentiating truth from claims made that haven’t even undergone some level of scrutiny?

        First, you’ve obviously omitted one of the most important parts of that sentence being, have or haven’t undergone some level of scrutiny. Given that Dr. Malone was one of the inventors of the mRNA component of the covid jab, it would seem quite obvious (at least to most), he has in fact undertaken a high level of scrutiny on the subject.

        Second, while not sure which of Dr. Malone’s reports you’re referring to, in general practice it is standard to pose questions while seeking the truth to make statements like; IF (A)…, then (B) would logically follow. You make it sound like all he’s doing is throwing generalities around without actually any factual basis. This is intellectual dishonesty on your part. Not surprised.

        Third, your dishonesty is further exposed when you make comments like;
        ”..some sort of genius dispensing facts and truths.., and
        ”His articles are littered with phrases like…”
        in an attempt to belittle Dr. Malone, who is considerably more competent to talk on the subject than most, regardless if you accept or reject what he has to say. The fact that you don’t even mention anything specific Dr. Malone said and then offer a counter point, makes it all the more obvious your attempted deceit.

      • Amazona January 5, 2023 / 6:15 pm

        Safety signals for 770 different serious adverse events in VAERS were ignored by the CDC
        Due to a FOIA request, we now finally know that safety signals for 770 serious adverse events triggered, but the CDC ignored them. Will there be an investigation? I doubt it. The CDC can do no wrong.


        Executive summary

        Safety signals were generated in the VAERS system for death and 769 other severe adverse events. The CDC ignored all of them based on exactly the same bullshit reason that they used 13 years ago with HPV that is just “over reporting.” But there is no evidence whatsoever there is “over reporting.”

        We’ve done direct physician office surveys and nobody is overreporting. In fact, every piece of evidence shows that there are more reports because the vaccine is so dangerous. Look around you at all the “sudden deaths” and the vaccine injured stories and ask yourself, “Is that overreporting”?

        In addition, over 500 reports had a larger signal than myocarditis which is an acknowledged signal, so they can’t hide behind an “over reporting” excuse.

        They claimed they looked at all the deaths but didn’t find an association with the vaccine. But they never did the proper tests to actually see if there was vaccine involvement in the deaths. They simply looked the other way. Contrast this with the Schwab paper where they found at least 14% of the deaths post-vaccine were likely caused by the vaccine. How can the CDC find 0 in 15,000 deaths? Answer: when those people’s job’s depend upon finding the politically correct answer.

        When confronted with the fact that that the death, they gaslit the doctor who asked them about it rather than acknowledging the death safety signal triggered. This was deliberate. This was a top CDC official that responded.

    • jdge1 January 5, 2023 / 12:32 pm

      “There’s a strong case for the benefit of fossil fuels. There’s this inverted morality that’s actually attacking something good. Once you make a positive case for fossil fuels, the other side goes on the defensive. They don’t really have an answer to looking at the full picture. They respond by calling me a climate change denier or attempt to smear me in other ways, but they can’t answer the argument of – if you look at the full context benefits and side effects of what’s good for humans flourishing, fossil fuels are incredibly good.”

      “Climate change denier – that phrase is so manipulative propagandistic, like many that are used by the left. The reason that phrase emerged was because we’ve developed a universal consensus that denying the reality of the Holocaust is a moral crime. So, the propogandist took a leap from that page and said, the people who are denying the cataclysmic reality of climate change are as morally culpable as those who denied the Holocaust, which also implies that they’re as culpable as the Nazis who ran the death camps.

      The advantage of doing that is you get to have all of the unearned moral virtues that goes along with saying that just because you’re sentimental about the planet in some vague way, you’re now a moral paragon which solves all you moral problems. And conveniently at the same time you get to identify a group of people who are essentially satanic in their motivations, being the climate change deniers. So that entire problem of evil which you no longer contend with in your own life because you’re on the side of the moral, is dumped at the feet of the people you deem as enemies.”

      • Amazona January 5, 2023 / 5:03 pm

        The Left has laid out a path for the morally and intellectually lazy, with signposts along the way, so anyone who follows the path will be constantly assured that not only that he is morally superior but that anyone who disagrees with him is not just wrong but morally corrupt and evil. This explains the insufferable smugness of those who not only want to preen in their imagined superiority but lecture those of us identified by them as being intellectually and morally deficient.

        These quotes of Peterson brilliantly describe the sequence of arriving at this presumed but wholly false concept of being, as he put it, “a moral paragon” which, as he notes, then conveniently solves all their moral problems.

        You’d like Michael Knowles’ book “Speechless”. He is also a brilliant thinker and writer, and as I listen to the book I realize I’ll have to buy a paper version so I can go back and look up his insightful comments.

  4. Retired Spook January 5, 2023 / 2:01 pm

    This fight in the House has been a long time coming. I don’t have a problem with Kevin McCarthy eventually being elected Speaker, but without some internal changes, he’ll just be another John Boehner or Paul Ryan.

    • jdge1 January 5, 2023 / 4:03 pm

      Precisely why I think it is good to see even a few members taking a hard stand. When members of your own party prefer to harshly vilify you instead of taking steps in a positive direction to figure out possible agreeable solutions, then it seems you are doomed to fail, unless of course you use dishonest and underhanded tactics. In that case, good luck with anything resembling working together. Politics are ugly and rife with back stabbing & broken promises. I’m guessing the holdouts have been stung too many times to not hold out for notably better options or concessions.

      • Amazona January 5, 2023 / 6:09 pm

        I think one of the problems of the party is that it has elected too many on the basis of Identity Politics and glib repetitions of cliches rather than filtering for actual ideology, actual commitment to the nuts and bolts of Constitutional governance.

        So now we have people fretting more about appearing “tolerant” or supporting “diversity” or virtue signaling about being “non partisan” instead of focusing on core POLITICAL values. They were theoretically elected to enact specific political philosophies, not to impress people with how open minded they are.

    • jdge1 January 5, 2023 / 5:40 pm

      Interesting tidbits from a RealClear Politics article.

      This week’s contest is the first to drag out in exactly a century. And though the others didn’t linger indefinitely, they did leave their mark on how the House of Representatives operated. Will this one have the same effect?

      The 1923 election for speaker wasn’t resolved until the ninth ballot. The 1849 speaker election took more than 60 ballots to be resolved. That resolution was secured by changing the rules of the election so that, in the event of a hung House, only a plurality, not a majority, would be needed to determine the speaker.

      Come December 1855, the House found itself even more stymied than it had been in 1849. It took two months and 133 ballots before American Party hopeful Nathaniel Banks, with 103 votes, bested William Aiken Jr. The defeated Democrat had come up just two votes short of winning.

  5. Cluster January 5, 2023 / 5:25 pm

    OK, I love this Damar Hamlin kid, and the news on his recovery is excellent, so even better. But here’s a kid who came from less than an ideal situation, who stayed away from the lures of street life, made himself into an elite athlete, started a charity for under privileged children, and most importantly is a man of strong Faith and upon regaining the ability to communicate, one of his first questions was … who won the game?

    You gotta love this guy

  6. jdge1 January 6, 2023 / 11:16 am

    Concerns Grow over Depopulationist Plan to Vaccinate Food Supply

    “We will soon be eating DNA altered, sickened animals from the same mRNA jabs contributing to the ‘Died Suddenly’ pandemic,” one Twitter user wrote.

    Another noted that, in financial partnership with Big Pharma, the federal government aims to inject vaccines into plants as well.

    If there’s any question about the US federal government being in bed with big pharma, then this statement should put it to rest. Bill Gates and George Soros are 2 of the most evil people on the planet. What is it about being extremely wealthy that these people feel the need to exert control over the planet’s population through experimentation?


    • Retired Spook January 6, 2023 / 11:23 am

      What is it about being extremely wealthy that these people feel the need to exert control over the planet’s population through experimentation?

      They both think the population should be a lot lower.

    • Cluster January 6, 2023 / 12:39 pm

      “Common sense is not common when you’re a communist”

      LMAO !!!!!!!!!!

  7. jdge1 January 6, 2023 / 12:11 pm

    150,000 Votes in the 2020 Election Not Tied to a Valid Address in Wisconsin: Election Watchdog

    EW computer analyst Peter Bernegger said the group’s study of Wisconsin’s voter rolls found 45,000 such occurrences involving people who were living out of state in the Nov. 3 ballot,…”

    Former Wisconsin resident Jacob Alldredge, a 27-year-old industrial engineer living in Tennessee, is a case in point.

    “I was outraged to learn that the Wisconsin state voter roll shows that I voted in person at the polls on Nov. 3, 2020, when the fact is I was living, registered to vote, and voted in Tennessee. I was not in Wisconsin that day,” he told The Epoch Times.

    Until there’s a state or federal level court that allows these types of evidences to force trial, prosecution & change, then voter fraud will continue.

    • Amazona January 6, 2023 / 7:27 pm

      But…but…but don’t you pay attention? Claims of election fraud are BASELESS. Every Agenda Media outlet says so, over and over again.

  8. Cluster January 6, 2023 / 1:10 pm

    Well well well … it seems as though the citizens of Sanctuary City Chicago are not real happy with the sanctuary part of their city

    “I am here because I am a child of Woodlawn. I was born and raised in Woodlawn. And I am speaking on behalf of the people that are here and the ones that’s not here…We are very disappointed in this decision that Mayor Lightfoot has made to place these migrants in our community without our permission,” one woman told reporters.


    • jdge1 January 6, 2023 / 1:49 pm

      This has become a great way to throw back into the faces of leftist politicians, their insistence on allowing illegal immigrants into the country. Taste of their own medicine. Think this will sway those who keep voting them in office?

      • Amazona January 6, 2023 / 7:23 pm

        It does seem like time for people to say “Well, how did she get to be mayor? SOMEBODY voted for her, and this neighborhood was X per cent in her favor.”

  9. jdge1 January 6, 2023 / 1:45 pm

    Jordan Peterson told to undergo social media ‘retraining’ to keep clinical psychology license

    Jordan Peterson is such a huge threat to the left they will do anything they feel necessary to get him to shut-up, stand down, fold, or self-censure. And they will attempt to publicly humiliate him in the process. Not sure how this will play out as I believe Peterson considers his clinical practice important on many levels but, he doesn’t seem the kind of person to give in to this kind of censorship and intimidation. No idea if this has recourse in the court system, especially Canada. When any non-government agency, especially the various medical societies become beholden to political whims and mandates, we will all have lost the right to free speech. This must be fought with strong opposition.


    • Amazona January 6, 2023 / 7:26 pm

      “social media retraining” Has a very ominous ring to it, doesn’t it? Pick your reference—-Orwell, Stalin, Castro, et al.

      And when “retraining” fails, the next step is the firing squad, or at the very least imprisonment in a gulag. That’s the historical path of tyrants, and there is no reason it would be any different this time with this one.

  10. Jeremiah January 7, 2023 / 12:19 am

    Lol it’s quite a circus in DC. Pitiful. They’re like little children running around on a playground screaming.

    • Amazona January 7, 2023 / 1:35 pm

      And I see it differently. I see people engaging in their Constitutional right to free speech, energetically arguing their various beliefs and positions. While it’s a little disorderly, I much prefer it to the meek bending of the knee to party leader orders that we see on the Dem side.

  11. Cluster January 7, 2023 / 9:59 am

    Thanks for the article from the Atlantic. I will remind you that the Atlantic also tried to sell us the Russia Collusion story, the dangers of a manufactured virus and the benefits of wearing masks, so their credibility is zero, much like yours.

  12. Cluster January 7, 2023 / 10:14 am

    I’ll just leave this here

    A coalition of dozens of scientists have called on the state of Utah to enact ’emergency measures’ to save the Great Salt Lake, warning that unless it sees a ‘dramatic increase’ in inflow within a year, the lake will be gone by 2028. In their report calling for a rescue, the scientists say the lake’s ‘disappearance could cause immense damage to Utah’s public health, environment, and economy.’ Researchers said the lake will need 1 million acre-feet of water, or about 326,000 gallons, per year to reverse the receding water levels that have been impacted by the megadrought in the West.

    Raise your hand if you’re tired of alarmist scientists like I am.

    • Retired Spook January 7, 2023 / 12:05 pm

      Maybe they should enlist the local Native Americans to perform a rain dance.

    • Amazona January 7, 2023 / 1:36 pm

      Raise both hands and shout “Hallelujah!” if you can figure out where that water will come from

      • Cluster January 8, 2023 / 9:15 am

        LOL, it’s called the salt lake for a reason.

      • Retired Spook January 8, 2023 / 9:51 am

        I’ll bet if each resident of Salt Lake City, or even each resident of Utah would volunteer to pay double in local taxes the state government of Utah could raise the water level in the Great Salt Lake//sarc

  13. Cluster January 7, 2023 / 10:28 am

    Here’s the Democrat agenda. It’s a bit of a word salad with zero meaning or substance and chock full of virtue signaling, but we’ve become use to this by now

    Hakeem Jeffries: …Hopefulness over hatred, inclusion over isolation, justice over judicial overreach, knowledge over kangaroo courts, liberty over limitation, maturity over Mar-a-Lago, normalcy over negativity, opportunity over obstruction, people over politics, quality of life issues over Q-Anon, reason over racism, substance over slander, triumph over tyranny, understanding over ugliness, voting rights over voter suppression, working families over the well connected, Xenial over Xenophobia. Yes, we can. Over. You can’t do it. And zealous representation over zero some confrontation we will always do the right thing by the American people. So let us not grow weary of doing good for the American people will reap the benefit of the harvest if we do not give up.

    And now, let’s contrast the virtue signal speech, with one of a little more substance from McCarthy

    “I want to give all Americans a personal invitation, you are welcome to see this body at work. No longer will the doors be closed but the debates will be open for you to witness what happens in the people’s House,” McCarthy said to applause. “From the committee rooms to this floor, we commit to pursue the truth passionately and embrace debate. No more one-sided inquiries. Competing ideas will be put to the test in public so that the best ideas win.”

    “But we also pledged to bring Congress to the people,” McCarthy continued. “Because answers have not and will not always be found in Washington. That’s why one of our very first hearings will be held on the southern border. No more ignoring a crisis of safety and sovereignty. We must secure our border.”

    “As speaker of the House, my ultimate responsibility is not to my party, my conference, or even our Congress,” McCarthy said. “My responsibility, our responsibility, is to our country.”

    • Amazona January 7, 2023 / 1:38 pm

      maturity over Mar-a-Lago

      Yes, what is more mature than petty schoolyard sniping? I think this little snot-nugget illustrates the mental and emotional maturity that only define Leftist leadership but what they think will have the most appeal to the mindless base.

    • Amazona January 7, 2023 / 1:58 pm

      I’m kind of curious about who sent Jeffries a copy of “Cliches R Us (Political Platitudes For a Dying Party)”

      • Cluster January 7, 2023 / 5:32 pm


  14. Cluster January 7, 2023 / 10:57 am

    We are at war with Democrats. Make no mistake about that

    Two years after the events of January 6, the Justice Department is preparing to accelerate its retaliatory, destructive manhunt for Trump supporters. More than 950 people have been arrested and charged so far, a figure expected to at least double by the time the dust settles. Last year, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves, the Biden appointee handling every January 6 case, hinted the total number of defendants could reach 2,000.

    Time to fight like our lives and country are in peril … because they are

    • Retired Spook January 7, 2023 / 12:11 pm

      I wasn’t in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021, but I won’t be surprised if the FBI shows up at my door simply because I used to be an active member of Oath Keepers, and I was a recipient of a copy of the open letter from Stewart Rhodes to President Trump asking that he invoke the Insurrection Act.

      • Cluster January 7, 2023 / 12:47 pm

        I have been permanently suspended on Twitter for posting about the dangers of the vaccine and the lunacy of the Democrat agenda so I suspect that I am on their radar too …. bring it.

    • Amazona January 7, 2023 / 1:43 pm

      While at the same time they have turned loose countless hackers and identity theft miscreants by publishing more than 2000 Social Security numbers.

      I’d love to see the new Congress pass a bill allowing each one of those who has had his her identity threatened by this egregiously vicious and unethical attack to have a new SS number assigned with an internal mechanism that allows legitimate use of the old numbers to migrate into the new ones. After an investigation into who did this, and into what punitive measures might be allowed.

      And no, a shoulder shrug and an “oops” is not enough

    • Amazona January 7, 2023 / 1:57 pm

      Hopefully someone is taking names of DOJ officials so this travesty of justice and blatant example of abuse of power can be addressed once a legitimate president is in office. Graves, of course, will be at the top of the list.

      Maybe we should cut the top third of the DOJ and assign the saved salaries and benefits to reparations for those damaged by their agreement to be weapons of political intimidation. Because that is exactly what this is. “Want to support Trump? Well, this is what you can look forward to.” That is the message they are sending, or trying to send.

      • Cluster January 7, 2023 / 5:31 pm

        Hard to believe it’s still going on. And they are just blatant about it now. I am of the mind the entire domestic security apparatus; DHS, FBI, etc. need to be eliminated.

  15. Retired Spook January 7, 2023 / 12:44 pm

    Jeff Childers posted a list of the most important concessions gained during the fight over electing Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House:

    — A single member can move to elect a new speaker, a decades-old rule eliminated during Pelosi’s bloody reign.

    — Votes on term limits will be allowed, as well as on the adoption of a budget resolution that balances the budget in 10 years.

    — The House will cap fiscal year 2024 spending at FY 2022 levels.

    — The House will reject any spending bills with the Senate until the Senate passes its own spending caps.

    — The House will not increase the debt limit absent matching spending cuts or other fiscal reforms.

    — The House can once again reduce or de-fund the salaries of specific federal officials, like Fauci, if he were still employed by the government.

    — Three members of the House Freedom Caucus will be seated on the key House Rules Committee, which sets the House’s terms of debate.

    The rebellious legislators also extracted promises for two new committees:

    — A committee to examine the weaponization of government against U.S. citizens, described as a “Church-style” committee, including Thomas Massie, Chip Roy, and Jim Jordan.

    — A committee ensuring no more bills are brought up on the floor until at least 72 hours have passed, giving members time to review them.

    Sounds like a good start.

    • Cluster January 7, 2023 / 12:49 pm

      That’s called a win for Patriots. Let’s bring actual democracy back

      • Retired Spook January 7, 2023 / 1:36 pm

        It not only swings the pendulum back toward democratic rule, but it highlights just how much the Dems and establishment GOPers have subverted that rule in the last decade or two.

  16. Amazona January 7, 2023 / 7:09 pm

    There is a company, HeartCare Corp, that makes a machine that looks like an EKG, but can detect a wide variety of heart damage, including myocarditis.
    They’ve screened vaccinated patients and the rates of clinical and subclinical myocarditis observed is so high you’d never believe I was telling the truth (hint: it’s well over 5% in the general public).
    Airlines, professional sports teams, etc. could screen all their pilots, players, etc. This is especially important for airlines.

    Will they?

    I doubt it. The stakes are too high. They’d rather deal with a crashed plane than have to replace a lot of pilots.

    I just wrote this article to point out that we have the solution.

    What we lack is the courage to do the right thing.

    The FAA won’t require screening since their job is to protect the public from terrorists, not from pilots suddenly dying in the cockpit.

    President Biden is never going to call for safety screening since it would reveal he has crippled the American public.

    But maybe a large employer which required the vaccine will offer a free heart screening to all employees. Will they then take responsibility for their actions? I doubt it.

    Employees should be demanding this from any employer that required the vaccine. A mass screening of a single large company would generate statistics that would immediately halt the COVID vaccination program and reveal the depth of corruption at the FDA and CDC.

    Maybe The New York Times, Washington Post, or CNN would do it for their employees? Wouldn’t that be interesting?

    Or the military could do it for all their soldiers? Or just the pilots who fly expensive jets? Seems like cheap insurance to me. But of course, they’ll want to keep the results private so nobody finds out. After all, we wouldn’t want to upset the narrative now, would we?

    Heart screening is available and inexpensive.

    I sure hope SOMEONE does this and proves me wrong on all of this.

    But I know what the post-vax myocarditis rates are, so I’m pretty sure nobody in the world is going to want to do this.

    This doesn’t mean a group of employees couldn’t do this on their own (it costs $15.00) and those who test positive for myocarditis could then sue the company.

    • Cluster January 8, 2023 / 9:14 am

      A mass screening of a single large company would generate statistics that would immediately halt the COVID vaccination program and reveal the depth of corruption at the FDA and CDC.

      What a great idea. I will say this again, imagine going through the last 3 years and not being the least bit suspicious.

  17. Cluster January 8, 2023 / 9:35 am

    Well it appears as though God is cleaning up California.

    California braced for more stormy weather with rain expected to sweep across the northern part the state on Saturday, raising the potential for road flooding, rising rivers and mudslides.

    California has been in such a terrible drought the last several years and this rain will help considering all the retention basins and reservoirs that Gavin Newsome built. He has such foresight …. oh wait.


    • Amazona January 8, 2023 / 9:39 am

      But there IS that railroad to nowhere. And now they’ve passed a law saying if a doctor treating Covid strays from the only accepted protocols he will lose his license. So it’s not as if California legislators haven’t been busy.

    • Mark Noonan January 8, 2023 / 5:30 pm

      The division between the States will grow – with an increasingly out of touch Ruling Class in the Blue states presiding over economy collapse while the Red states surge in wealth and population.

      And, sorry guys, but it is Money which decides what happens already, if it wasn’t for taxpayer subsidy, the Left would disappear.

  18. Amazona January 8, 2023 / 9:44 am

    On Friday, RedState reported that a 16-year-old high school girl collapsed after a game of flag football at Desert Oasis High School. Unfortunately, she did not survive.

    Now, we learn that this is not the first sudden collapse and cardiac death of a Las Vegas high schooler, but the second this week. On Tuesday, the first day back from winter break, a male student suffered a similar fatal event in the restroom of a local charter school.

    It is thought that while still a public school, the fact of it being outside of the school district garnered less awareness of this tragic event, as there were no statements made from public institutions, which happened in the wake of the previously reported student fatality.

    The family expressed that the young man, “…suddenly and unexpectedly suffered cardiac arrest while at school with no explanation as to why.” The young man was a high school senior, who planned to join the military after graduation.

    • Cluster January 8, 2023 / 10:36 am

      Forty will remind us that the CDC says this is all a myth. Do not believe your eyes. Hey did you know that the House Republicans are threatening democracy??

    • Retired Spook January 8, 2023 / 10:44 am

      I know people, particularly young people, dropping over dead isn’t funny but………

      • Cluster January 8, 2023 / 11:15 am


  19. Cluster January 8, 2023 / 10:43 am

    Some of you might remember the scaffolding that was built for the Jan 6 “mostly peaceful” protest, and at the top of it was some guy with a bull horn encouraging protestors to enter the Capital. This story has been largely ignored by everyone but I think it’s time we uncover who exactly was atop that scaffolding. Darren Beattie with Revolver News is trying to identify this guy and one thing is certain, whoever it was, was a Fed. Here’s a link to that interview and a very good comment from a reader ….

    I think the feds panicked. They thought they had adequately fixed the election using Covid as a tool to create fake mail in votes. However Trump had more support than they thought so we saw them panic on election night leading to a sloppy and obvious fraud situation in 6 states.
    Jan 6 was 100% about the feds covering up the election fraud by branding anyone questioning elections as a traitor.
    But they are right when they say Trump caused it. He did by being so popular that they had to overwhelmingly cheat to keep him from winning.


  20. Cluster January 8, 2023 / 11:19 am

    Let’s start out this Sunday with a good belly laugh

    John Bolton announces run for President…

    • Amazona January 8, 2023 / 5:11 pm

      Did he state a party?

  21. Cluster January 8, 2023 / 11:45 am

    This really needs to be called out and I want to start by asking Forty, Fielding, and Casper – why do you consider black people to be inferior?? There’s no other explanation for it anymore. Democrats actually believe that black Americans are inferior and apparently require help from white liberals. Please explain

    As a cultural anthropologist, I’ve spent the last decade learning how Black college football players navigate the exploitation, racism, and anti-Blackness that are fundamental to its current system.


    • Amazona January 8, 2023 / 5:10 pm

      Why are so intent on interacting with these people? I thought you learned your lesson a few years ago.

      • Cluster January 9, 2023 / 8:45 am

        I want them to answer for it

      • Amazona January 9, 2023 / 9:58 am

        Because their answers will be so coherent and honest?

      • Amazona January 9, 2023 / 10:27 am

        Because we care?

      • Amazona January 9, 2023 / 10:28 am

        Because of their prior contributions to productive discourse?

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