Democrats have a Feinstien problem. No, its not her lifetime of corruption or that she employed a Chinese spy for years. For the Democrats, none of that is a problem! Their problem is that she’s 900 years old and is ill – can’t get to the Senate to vote the way she’s told and its holding up Biden’s horrific judicial nominees. Naturally, they want the GOP to get them out of this jam by voting to suspend the rules and allow some other Democrat to temporarily fill her seat. McConnell has come through for us on this and not allowed it – as they can’t get unanimous consent, they’ll need a floor vote and that takes 60 votes to happen. Can they get GOP votes for it? Perhaps some, but I suspect not enough. This does provide some real leverage for the Senate GOP…but one thing McConnell has never liked is using leverage against Democrats. Naked exercises of power are ok with him, but making them pay a price for something never enters into his head. OTOH, McConnell is clearly not in the best of health, himself, and as GOPers start jockeying for position, maybe they can force Mitch’s hand here? With the debt ceiling looming, this is the perfect time to take a pound of Democrat flesh.
There’s several videos of a completely looted Chicago Wal Mart. This isn’t just some high value items – the store is pretty much cleared out. The most heart wrenching was put out by a Chicago mother who was simply shopping for food for the kids and there was none left. And she does blame her fellow black people for it – pointing out that she is not a thief, but now because of them she can’t get what she needs. The bad news: it just gets worse from here. Chicago’s new Mayor is a full-blown Leninist who figures that looting is just “loot the looters”. But you can’t sustain this: businesses can’t remain in business if at any moment their whole stock of goods is to be stolen. And think about it: a whole Wal Mart was cleaned out. Even the neighborhood Wal Mart stores are pretty darn big. Think how long it would take even for a sizeable mob to clean it out…which means the police weren’t even called on a “why bother?” attitude or they didn’t come after being called (and why should they? If they did and tried to make arrests, they’d just be setting themselves up for accusations of racist brutality with the mayor siding with the looters). In a short while, the only retail outlets in Blue cities will be fortresses with only limited goods and high prices to pay the costs of security. And without any easy targets to loot, it isn’t like the mobs will then settle down and get a job…they’ll just start moving out into the rich, white suburbs with their BLM flags (that last bit will be a little funny, tho…)
China appears to be opening police stations in the USA in order to monitor and harass Chinese dissidents residing here. The two cops here were arrested but I have my doubts will really put a stop to this: the PRC has so entirely penetrated the American establishment that this might merely have been the signal for them to keep it more low key.
The latest comic book turned movie has become another in a long string of flops. Get woke, go broke as they say. But really its more “go boring, go broke”. Fun movies are supposed to be fun. Perhaps a bit ridiculous and heavy on special effects and explosions, but that is all part of the fun. But they become a drag if you have to bootstrap social commentary into them. I’m no genius author but I always consider the story before anything else. A character first introduced in Kings and Queen is gay, though not obviously so. If you’re paying close attention, you’ll notice it. But that fact also plays no role in the story. My characters have always appeared to me full grown as soon as I need them: there is character development as time goes on, but the gender, looks and basic motives of them are all there, whammo, as soon as I need them. This character, who shows up in a battle scene, showed up gay. In The Crimson Blade (Book VIII which will be released after Empress) this character becomes a secondary character in the overall story and so I tell more of his backstory – with him remaining gay, but that fact remaining utterly uninteresting in his role. Because something like that is primarily uninteresting. Its like hair color: something that just is. It is what your characters do in the story which makes or breaks them, and decides if the story is interesting. As it turns out, I liked this character so much that in Book IX (Home World), he becomes a main character.
What I’m saying here is that you can have in your stories non-traditional character roles. In fact, having a few odd balls in there is kinda fun. Anyone who reads my stories knows I favor strong female characters – I’ve never liked shrinking violets and I didn’t marry one. Mousy women have always irritated me. The girls I’ve got are gutsy broads who aren’t afraid of anything…but I’m also not going to please modern absurdity by having one of them take down a 250 pound warrior in hand to hand combat (Rossalyn slicing the unwary up with a sword is another matter entirely, of course). You can have just about anything you want in your story – but its got to be fun, not be boring because you had to shoehorn in the latest social mores as decreed by the ultra-woke. The sooner the movie makers figure this out the sooner they’ll get back to making money.
In a short while, the only retail outlets in Blue cities will be fortresses with only limited goods and high prices to pay the costs of security. And without any easy targets to loot, it isn’t like the mobs will then settle down and get a job…they’ll just start moving out into the rich, white suburbs with their BLM flags
Just another step in the disintegration of society. The problem will not only be destruction of “rich, white suburbs, the inner cities, many of which are already sh*tholes, will become unlivable. I have no idea whether those who live in the “rich, white suburbs will roll over and give up what they have or fight back. I guess it depends on the area and the state. Eventually the looters will either stop voluntarily or someone will stop them. Meanwhile, the country will be destroyed, which I think is what the Left has wanted all along. It’s the only reason I can think of that this kind of crap is being allowed to happen.
Coffee & Covid addresses this today. It’s so simple I don’t know why I didn’t think of it.
And that billionaire will owe his allegiance to the Oligarchy who controls the mobs and protects his wealth.
“Things are getting weird, and they’re are getting weird fast” – Elon Musk
While there is undoubtedly something like this in play, I don’t see it as the originating act. I’ve been studying the Left for too long, and seeing its hand in too many things, I can see, and agree with, the observation of people taking advantage of the upheaval created in the political striving for power, but I don’t see it as the originating motivational factor. I see it as opportunism.
For one thing, while a billionaire could theoretically influence his particular sphere of influence. such as his city, we are talking about a national phenomenon of carefully crafted chaos not just on economic grounds, but in education, religion, in every aspect of society. We are seeing the open support of racism, including antisemitism and attacks on Christianity, and the leader of the Catholic Church preaching (mildly) against abortion while lauding the two powerful Americans who promote it and help advance it. We are seeing the government turn against the people, spying on them and oppressing them in ways that used to exist only in the minds of novelists—or in places like East Germany and the USSR.
If we were only talking about profit in real estate, I think the evil conniving billionaire theory might have some basis, but as I said, I would see that is mere opportunism, taking advantage of what the Left has achieved.
the country will be destroyed, which I think is what the Left has wanted all along.
It’s exactly what they have been wanting, and working steadfastly to accomplish. The Left has been striving to destabilize out nation for decades now. They got their first big success with the upheaval of the 60s and every single cultural twitch since then has been another step in its progress. Class warfare had been the staple of Leftist incitement to divisiveness, but then they added radical feminism to create gender conflicts, while they worked a parallel course to sanitize the words that used to be negative and meaningful, like “socialism” and even “abortion” to make them acceptable and seem harmless and even positive, and while they took over our educational system.
Then with a Manchurian Candidate in office, starting in 2008, they had the infrastructure in place to ramp up their efforts, With control over federal agencies and their man in the White House they could and did accelerate their efforts, and the tacit acceptance of violence is just part of it. With refusal to prosecute violent crimes and enforce immigration policies the very concept of the rule of law was discarded, and we descended into a free-for-all of government spying, incitement to riots, and of course the cultural upheaval of things like basic gender identity.
Have you ever taught someone to drive? Remember teaching to look not just at the road directly in front of the car but out at the horizon? When a driver looks only at the road in front of him he reacts to every little thing, oversteering and driving erratically, but when he looks out at the horizon he has situational awareness. The Left has been focused on a horizon for decades, while the Right stares only at what is directly in front of it, reacts to that, then reacts to the next thing, and is erratic and lacking in a long-term vision.
Great analogy. The continuous demonization of people in this country will eventually lead to a 1930’s Germany. I mean, if you truly think that your political opponents are evil, racist, and a “threat to democracy”, then why wouldn’t this happen? Again, it’s just human nature.
From the article I linked to about Germany …
Survivor Marek Edelman later said that the reason to fight was not to win but to ‘not allow the Germans to pick the time and place of our deaths.’
Most of you won’t be surprised to know that there is a part of me that wants this to happen. I no longer have any desire to compromise on anything with anyone Democrat. I would prefer to go to war and eliminate as many of them as possible. That would be the best thing I could do for my grandkids and their future. History serves the bold and brave well, whereas cowards become cannon fodder.
Most of you won’t be surprised to know that there is a part of me that wants this to happen
Not surprised in the least, and it probably won’t surprise you that part of me feels the same way. (the other part hopes to ride off into the sunset before it happens) I don’t see how we avoid it at this point. Could you have imagined prior to the “summer of love” that things would be where they are today? Maybe in hindsight. I figured China Joe would f things up, (Obama even said as much), but the amount of damage that’s been done to this country in 2-1/2 years is just mind boggling.
BTW, I believe every thinking person knows what we have to do to turn the ship around. There just simply aren’t enough people in positions of power who actually WANT to to get it done, and that includes not an insignificant number on the GOP side whose mantra is “we’re not as bad as Democrats,” ie., they want the same result, they’re just in as big a hurry to achieve it.
That’s because all of those “establishment Republicans” will be in the privileged class. They are not representing their constituents, they are representing their families and legacies.
Nothing. I’m just waiting for the call. Hey do you still think AZ gets most of it’s power from the Glenn Canyon Dam?
Who do you think called up Antifa?? It will be much the same
Big difference; the people who sound the alarm for us will be trying to save the country instead of destroying it.
White supremacy is a problem
The United States of America will soon be a failed experiment if we allow this to continue
Great article. Down toward the end was this gem:
These are the kinds of people who have fled California to Arizona and Colorado.
You would not believe the number of CA plates I see everyday here in AZ. Or maybe you would.
We see it even here in rural northeast Indiana. Drive through a supermarket or shopping center parking lot, and you’ll see lots of out-of-state plates, the vast majority from blue states. Intellectually honest people will almost always gravitate to freedom.
And then I read this from MTG. Hard to believe this level of corruption is now accepted in this country
Reading over 2,000 pages of financial reports in the Treasury about all the Biden family members receiving millions of dollars through LLC’s like Burisma from Ukraine and dozens of other LLC’s that were opened and closed to launder money from foreign countries and pay the Biden family members, I can’t help but wonder, as Americans pay their taxes, if any of them paid taxes on all the money they laundered?
Or what about the LLC called Owasco that Hunter owned and paid countless prostitutes, even from Russia and Ukraine, and the report states it was a human sex trafficking ring. The report estimates there were 28 customers paying the sex slaves.
Americans go to jail everyday in this country for much less, some even for walking in the Capital for a few minutes on J6.
It was and still is all much bigger and worse than people thought, but the most dangerous part is that the Biden’s have created a international crime enterprise around Joe Biden’s powerful VP and Presidential seats.
Which means our entire country is compromised because of Joe Biden and the Biden family crime syndicate.
And you know what? You can count the number of people in positions to do something about it who have the desire or intent to do so on one hand and have five fingers left over.
Sad isn’t it? The Democrat cancer, or more appropriately called the Oligarchy cancer, has infected all federal bureaucracies. They are not our fellow citizens.
I just finished a Joe Pickett novel by CJ Box. When I go online to order books for Nook they are not always shown in order, though I prefer to read a series in the order in which the books are written. So this one was out of sequence, but still a great book.
Some people might not read the books because they can’t imagine caring much about the exploits of a Wyoming State game warden in the wilds of Northern Wyoming mountains but that would be a mistake because Box is a master observer of politics and weaves relevant themes into his books. One book for example dealt extensively with the damage done by wind turbines.
The book I am talking about here, Breaking Point, is a savage dissection of the abuses of the EPA and lack of accountability of agency administrations as they abuse the powers of the government. It is loosely based on, and inspired by, the battle between the Sackett family in Idaho and the EPA.
A Left-leaning “enviro” publication stated the conflict this way: Michael and Chantell Sackett, who ran an excavation company, sought to develop property a few hundred feet from Priest Lake, a popular vacation site in the Idaho Panhandle, with plans to build a home there. To prepare the lot for construction, the Sacketts began to fill it with gravel. In 2007, the EPA halted the work after determining that the Sacketts’ lot contained a federally protected wetland.
But not quite. For one thing the land in question had never been adjudicated as a wetland. After the fact, some fed came in and said he decided that’s what it was. Though it was not connected in any way to the neighboring lake. As I remember (and Google, obedient lapdog that it is, lists only info from Left-leaning sources) the lot the Sacketts were developing had a small depression which would briefly hold some standing water after a rain or snow melt. So they were filling in the depression and leveling the land to prepare it for building. Then the feds stepped in:
In 1972, the Clean Water Act was enacted by Congress. This allows the EPA to regulate navigable waters of the United States. (Here I will point out that once the Act was in place the EPA was granted full authority to make its own decisions and act upon them, without the participation or even oversight of Congress. All this, of course, piously wrapped in the feel-good language of “CLEAN WATER”.)
In 2007, the EPA notified the Sacketts that their land was a wetland, and they had filled the wetland in violation of the Clean Water Act. To comply with the Clean Water Act, the EPA mandated that the Sacketts remove the fill material and fence the site for three growing seasons or face $32,500 in fines per day.
And they fought this. Their undeveloped lot was described: “The north and south sides of the property are bounded by roads, and the west and east sides are bounded by other lots. The EPA determined that due to the fact that the Sacketts’ property is “adjacent” to Priest Lake, and Priest Lake is a “navigable water” under the Clean Water Act, that their lot is a “wetland” that falls under the EPA’s jurisdiction.” The seasonal presence of a puddle, on land that did not physically abut the lake, was decreed to be essentially part of the lake and therefore a “navigable water”.
The whole issue came down to the ability of the EPA to issue arbitrary decrees designating land as protected, in spite of lack of evidence that it needed this designation, and the jackboot of the federal government on the necks of those who did not obediently bend the knee to these decrees.
This is just one example of a government agency handed unlimited power to act unilaterally, with no Congressional authority or oversight. And who runs these agencies? Unelected political appointees.
I avoided a similar experience, regarding “wetlands”. My first ranch in Wyoming had a sizable hay field that had been ruined when a neighbor refused to maintain his ditches, flooding my land and making it unusable. The neighbor was a prominent and belligerent billionaire, and I wasn’t in a position to fight a guy like that, so I took advice and called in the local extension agents for advice on draining the property. Two guys showed up, one weighing about 300 pounds and barely able to walk, and I showed them the problem and asked for advice on the best way to drain the field, which would have involved a drainage to get the water to a river.
Their response was that I couldn’t do anything because “it’s a wetland”. No, I said, it NOT a wetland. But, says Fatso, it’s wet! Yeah, but you need to hit the space key. There is a difference between wet land and a wetlands. This is just wet land, not naturally but due to human interference. I just want to correct that. “But it’s a wetlands!” No, I checked before buying the property and it is not and never has been adjudicated as a wetlands. “But it could be”. OK, who would make that decision? “We would”. Fine. Is it or isn’t it? “Well, it COULD be. It’s really wet.” The law says I can reclaim agricultural land that has been damaged by water. This is historically a hay field. Look—the former owner even left an old hay rake sitting in the middle. I just want to reclaim it. “But you can’t drain it because it’s a wetlands.” No, it is NOT a wetlands, it is merely wet land. And so on.
A couple of years later a brother, convinced I had not understood what had happened, had them come back, and had the same experience of totally incompetent and, quite frankly, stupid bureaucrats saying the same nonsense. I was very angry with him and told him this was why I insisted that no fed be allowed on the property.
You know I’m thinking we should just give credit to black people for everything done in this world. They are obviously incapable of living with, and/or even acknowledging other races. It’s all about them. All the time.
Was a black man the first person to discover the North Pole? Maryland sharecropper who learned to build igloos, speak Inuit and drive sled dogs ‘realized they had arrived – but white explorer took credit’
… ‘realized they had arrived …
“THEY”. Don’t stop there, race baiter. Tell us whose idea it was to go on this expedition. Who did the research? Who organized it? Who paid for it? How many people were on the expedition? What role did the sharecropper play?
None of that matters when someones “minority” skin color is involved … we have to be careful to offend their sensibilities. That’s the country we live in now.
I’m thinking Justices Alito, Kavanaugh, and Thomas should sue MSNBC, CNN, NYT, etc. for defamation and inciting violence. But that would require a impartial justice system which America no longer has.
Thoughts about the FNC/dominion Voting Systems lawsuit settlement? I was somewhat surprised that Fox settled given they had Dominion’s Director of Product Strategy & Security, Eric Coomer, on video bragging right before the election about how they had things covered. It also seems to me that it opens the door for a multitude of lawsuits against other news organizations that repeated (or even initiated) defamatory rhetoric that eventually proved to be, not just false, but so egregiously false that they had to have known it was false when they said it. As usual, Leftists just don’t seem to comprehend the law of unintended consequences.
Not only that, but a few other Dominion software engineers are on record saying that the system was “not infallible” and could be “hacked”. I think Fox was smart to settle though because the leftist playbook is to string it out in court and financially bleed the defendants.
As usual, Kurt Schlichter has an interesting take on the Fox settlement, which echoes your own observations.
Watch Vivek school Lemon … and then pause and think a moment about Lemons remark when he said that Vivek wasn’t black so he “couldn’t comment on the black experience”. Ok, Donnie that goes both ways. I don’t want to ever hear you comment on the white experience, On white racism, or anything white. You can fuck right off
Again, we need followup questions. Such as “what freedoms, specifically, have black people not been allowed to enjoy? They have the freedom to work in any job for which they are qualified and choose to work, after enjoying the freedom to be educated by government dollars and then receiving preferential treatment to be accepted at colleges and universities including top-tier institutions. They have the freedom to vote, to live where they wish, to travel, to attend entertainment and cultural events. They have the freedom to worship as they please. And they have the freedom to reject all of this, to riot and destroy private property, to live like savages in enclaves they have created where no one is safe, and to spit in the eye of the nation that has made all this possible So what, exactly, are you talking about?”
Here’s the latest from Matt Walsh. We are definitely in a heated battle for the soul of this country. Fight the good fight
Over the last year, my family has been harassed, threatened, doxxed, and now we can add hacked to the list. Apparently, the hacker had an “insider” who gave him access to my phone. A lot we still don’t know. But we’re finding out. And there will be consequences.
Well, what can you expect? The man falls back on science to support his claim that there are only two genders. Obviously he must be silenced, by any means.
And we need to remember, whether we are talking about Donald Trump or a podcaster with an opinion, the key phrase is “by any means”. Never forget this.
Here’s an article from a Democrat celebrating the murder of six Christians …. let that sink in
Newsome says: “We have a lot of work to do to build a movement to counter what’s happening in red states across this country.” and grieves for the “the rollback of progress’ in red states.”
If we had true journalists in the media where Newsome would agree to appear, certain questions might be asked. Questions such as “what progress has been rolled back and in what way?” Or “what, exactly has been happening in red states that calls for a movement to oppose it?” You know, basic followup questions to his incendiary comments.
If the Right had a coherent and focused voice these two comments could and should be the foundation for a massive nationwide campaign. In red states it could be “How do you feel about the governor of a failed state calling for a “movement” to counter the way you have chosen to have your successful state governed?”
Where are Americans moving Forty? To red states? Or blue states? And if you think that CA, NY, and IL for examples of well run Democrat States, you are in the very small minority of Americans. Now, fuck off
You’re really the reason forty is here, as well as his/her conviction that I am the BOE, while everyone else has to deal with it. Your little experiment in wanting to sit at the table with the cool kids, or so you seemed to think at the time, and trying to buy your way in by trading stories has resulted in opening the door to trash like this, so your new indignation and name calling is a little thin. Yes, you love rolling around in the muck with the likes of this, but not everyone appreciates it.
Here Forty, here’s how Democrats govern. This is Portland, OR and it’s who you are. And oh by the way, Congress just passed a bill forbidding all your male friends who like to wear make up from damaging women. Isn’t that great?
I’m thinking a lot of Americans want to move to Portland right Forty? Democrats have done such a good job there
Actually, the article is the opposite of how you described it. It is really an analysis of the Left’s attacks on what they see as weakness on the Right.
The wily supervillains on the other side have gotten even better at flexing this muscle since they started openly revolution-flexing in 2020. The rainbow-BLM coalition, the swinging hammer arm of the Regime, now swarms anyone who disrespects the hive. Every news event becomes just one more deployment of their shock rainbow troops to flood the zone and take no prisoners.
The author talks about the new form of a “color revolution” which is basically “political uprisings involves large crowds carrying flags and banners in one color”.
Newsom’s tour of the Deep South tells you exactly what this color revolution will be: deep blue. “Activists today should draw inspiration from the Civil Rights Movement in ‘the rollback of progress’ in red states.”
Newsom remarked that: “At the end of the day, that’s what’s going to be required of us to address so much of the Right’s regression, so much of the rollback of the progress that we’ve all enjoyed—the national advancement of rights in the last 50 years,” he said. “We have a lot of work to do to build a movement to counter what’s happening in red states across this country.”
Newsom’s message to the ruby-red south is: your color revolution is coming, hicks. If you step out of line, if you “roll back progress” so much as an inch, you will be quashed, overthrown, humiliated, and suppressed by the revolutionaries. You will be taught a lesson, spanked in public, and ritually tarred, and feathered.
“Newsom [also] plans to visit Indiana, Southern Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota and Texas to further his effort.” You have been warned!
And the warning is to the Right, about the increasiing militance of the Left.
Wonderful new definition for “explosion”
Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly
End of an era: BuzzFeed News is shutting down, but at least ‘no journalists were impacted’
Oh look. Amazona shows up and comments disappear. Probably a coincidence.
Would you like a tissue?
Has it occurred to you that if someone were the kind of person to tell you he is willing to violate an agreement with blog management to reveal confidential information about administration he or she might not be the most trustworthy source of information? Jes’ sayin, but after all, liars lie. And who knows why? Spite, malice, pettiness or just liking to mess with people. You know, like watching someone make a consistent fool of himself/herself by constantly whining about a fantasy? I have to admit, it IS kind of fun.
But you just keep comforting yourself with the conviction that I, the BOE, have ultimate control over the content of this blog, if that’s what it takes to get you through the night, instead of facing the harsh reality that not a single person here can stand you or wants you to be here. No one.
Hey Forty, any chance you can ask your friends to keep their dicks out of womens sports?? Is that too much to ask?
Any news from Ukraine? Are we still saving democracy over there?
A Mother and Child reunion. I love stuff like this. And it was a great Paul Simon song too lol