The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Eric Zemmour is a French journalist and pundit who captured the attention of the French body politic by announcing his candidacy for president with a bang...simply reading a famous speech by Charles De Gaulle.

Eric Zemmour, Superstar

My dear Countrymen -- For years, the same feeling has swept you along, oppressed you, shamed you: a strange and penetrating feeling of dispossession. You walk down the streets in your towns, and you don't recognize them.

You look at your screens and they speak to you in a language that is strange, and in the end foreign. You turn your eyes and ears to advertisements, TV series, football matches, films, live performances, songs, and the schoolbooks of your children.

You take the subways and trains. You go to train stations and airports. You wait for your sons and your daughters outside their school. You take your mother to the emergency room. You stand in line at the post office or the employment agency. You wait at a police station or a courthouse. And you have the impression that you are no longer in a country that you know.


It's well worth a read, mostly because the media will portray it as a xenophobic, racist, classist, sexist, anti-Semitic rant against the modern world.

But it isn't. Recognizing that the glories of France are being subsumed into a chaotic mix of the rest of the world is not hatred of the foreign...it is a recognition that the accomplishments of a significant culture are worth preserving. Zemmour is blunt, and he is a firm adherent of the classically French snobbery about their culture and their country. It is easy to fall into the lazy assumption that he hates, but the reality is a bit more complex. For instance, he has been accused of anti-Semitism by some of the leaders of French Jewry, but that is laughable, since his entire political philosophy is based on the glory of France rather than the glorification of its many ethnic groups.

Even Daniel Pipes -- who is a fine example of an academic mind without much common sense -- understands Zemmour's importance.

What to Make of Éric Zemmour?

What to make of Éric Zemmour, the just-declared candidate for president in France in 2022?

His last name in Arabic means, perhaps suitably for an intellectual, honking, as what geese and car horns do.* His parents fled Algeria and he openly identifies as a Jew but presents himself as the representative of traditional Catholic Deep France and the scourge of immigrants and Islam. He adopts positions on Jewish issues so extreme that France's Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia called him an antisemite. He's been twice found guilty of hate speech and wears these condemnations proudly. His anti-feminist positions are antediluvian. He's pro-Russian and anti-American.

* Dec. 2, 2021 addenda: (1) Two readers inform me that the name زمور is actually Berber and means olive tree.


But Pipes goes on to say:
Despite my many criticisms, large and small, of Zemmour, I would vote for him were I a French citizen. That's because he grasps an essential truth, that France faces a scourge from immigration, that the country needs more babies, and that the elements which made France great are in peril of being overwhelmed by alien cultures. He speaks these realities eloquently and fearlessly, hoping thereby to revive a country that otherwise is heading toward a self-imposed crisis.

I doubt he will win, but the fact that his message is being taken seriously, or at the very least being reported far and wide, is a testament to the pent-up demand for love of country, for patriotism, for pride in culture.

It is long past time when the glory of Western culture is taken seriously rather than constantly denigrated as an anachronism in the modern world. It is odd that all other cultures are celebrated, but the most successful one; the one that has brought the world most of its wonders, is mocked and minimized and demonized.

Thomas Hobbes described the natural state of mankind as, "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." Western culture, in which France had a significant role, banished that life. It is by no means guaranteed that it will not return, and Zemmour understands that very well.

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1 Frist

Posted by: flounder at December 07, 2021 11:00 AM (SH2Zi)

2 It's okay, we can always afford just a little more communism...

Until we can't.

Posted by: Homer's Donuts at December 07, 2021 11:01 AM (BCSAN)

3 Third

Posted by: Just the punchline at December 07, 2021 11:03 AM (ufFY8)

4 We can only hope that the Frogs, and we, wake up to the fact that the pot is about to boil.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 07, 2021 11:04 AM (a3Q+t)

5 Even with commenter's block, still top ten.

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at December 07, 2021 11:04 AM (JVQFp)

6 The French have a track record of choosing poor leadership, but I daresay we should not continue to emulate their errors.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 11:04 AM (o2MD2)

7 It is long past time when the glory of Western culture is taken seriously rather than constantly denigrated as an anachronism in the modern world. It is odd that all other cultures are celebrated, but the most successful one; the one that has brought the world most of its wonders, is mocked and minimized and demonized.
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Because that culture made those mockers, demonizers and minimizers rich and comfortable - and resentful. They're not worthy of their station and could never have achieved it. The know, deep in their bones, that they are not good enough for their legacy. They lash out and destroy that legacy instead.

There is true and capable evil among their ranks, but so very many of them are defined by the petulance of the unworthy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:05 AM (DU+/6)

8 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 11:05 AM (arJlL)

9 "What handbasket?"


- America

Posted by: 496 at December 07, 2021 11:06 AM (VJsqe)

10 Mr. Mannix - it is important as we shake loose of their grip, we make them pay full measure for their treason and tyranny.

Posted by: Black JEM at December 07, 2021 11:06 AM (V6xwG)

11 Viva La French Toast!

Posted by: irright at December 07, 2021 11:06 AM (8rX4S)

12 People who resist this bullshit are starting to pop up
This is a good thing.
Too bad our GOPe are mostly worthless

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 07, 2021 11:06 AM (ufFY8)

13 Question. Is he merely a spoiler thrown into the race to siphon votes away from the right-wing woman candidate, whose name escapes me at the moment?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:07 AM (P3gRi)

14 Another country destroys itself, but hey, great food and art.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 07, 2021 11:07 AM (IIAOb)

15 I like Zemmour for the same reason I like Brexit. I like nationalism and pride of country by everyone . It makes for a better world . The Left always confuses this pride with xenophobia and fascism. They never can make logical comparisons.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 11:07 AM (woCRW)

16 I suspect any number of Western politicians would do very well by simply rereading speeches from the immediate pre and post war era.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:07 AM (DU+/6)

17 "What handbasket?"

- America
Posted by: 496

Helena's.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:08 AM (M4qcY)

18 15 I like Zemmour for the same reason I like Brexit. I like nationalism and pride of country by everyone . It makes for a better world . The Left always confuses this pride with xenophobia and fascism. They never can make logical comparisons.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 11:07 AM (woCRW)

"The fox understands many little things. The hedgehog understands one big thing."

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 11:08 AM (De/Wj)

19 I understand his anti-American position. He is opposed to the leftist politics, the social justice crap, sexual militancy and degenerate culture.

The Russians (whom I loathe) have voiced support for tradition and traditional values. Just think back when Obama tried to shove gay politics down Putin's throat at the Olympics. French conservatives took note as to who was traditional and who was degenerate.

In fact, a lot of the illegal immigration issues and support of criminalized neighborhoods can be directly tied to the BLM agenda and the Democrat party narrative.

Not saying I agree with Zemmour -- just saying I understand why he is saying it and getting support.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 07, 2021 11:08 AM (g/54t)

20 I suspect any number of Western politicians would do very well by simply rereading speeches from the immediate pre and post war era.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:07 AM (DU+/6)

Paging Enoch Powell! Please pick up the white courtesy phone.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:08 AM (P3gRi)

21 And you have the impression that you are no longer in a country that you know.

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I first experienced this when visiting Los Angeles in the early 90's. I thought I'd somehow woke up in Tijuana Norte; fortunately, my girlfriend's daughter was with us and spoke Spanish ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 11:08 AM (mZ3xv)

22 My comment will be brutish and short.

Et tu?

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at December 07, 2021 11:09 AM (w9Wax)

23 The French need a strong man - leader with a sense of French Patriotism to save it from the EU.

Posted by: Archer at December 07, 2021 11:09 AM (gmo/4)

24 13 Question. Is he merely a spoiler thrown into the race to siphon votes away from the right-wing woman candidate, whose name escapes me at the moment?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:07 AM (P3gRi)

Marie LePen perhaps...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 07, 2021 11:09 AM (BgMrQ)

25 "It is odd that all other cultures are celebrated, but the most successful one; the one that has brought the world most of its wonders, is mocked and minimized and demonized."

which, to me, speaks eloquently of the true intent of those mockers and demonizers.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 07, 2021 11:10 AM (03BbD)

26 It's long past time for the West to awaken from the suicidal mass-depression of postmodernism.

Posted by: Revenant at December 07, 2021 11:10 AM (I76dP)

27 The French need a strong man - leader with a sense of French Patriotism to save it from the EU.
Posted by: Archer


Check Flanders Field. That's where they left them.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:10 AM (M4qcY)

28 The French need a strong leader??? Agreed -- but what about America?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 11:10 AM (txdEq)

29 France was a see you next Tuesday hair away from becoming Communist after WW2. De Gaulle saved them.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 11:10 AM (woCRW)

30 How many gears does a French tank have?

Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 11:10 AM (GYllL)

31 Marie LePen perhaps...
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 07, 2021 11:09 AM (BgMrQ)

That's it! Marine LePen.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:10 AM (P3gRi)

32 the right-wing woman candidate, whose name escapes me at the moment?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:07 AM (P3gRi)

Le Pen.

No, I don't think so.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 07, 2021 11:11 AM (Q9lwr)

33 It's long past time for the West to awaken from the suicidal mass-depression of postmodernism.
Posted by: Revenant at December 07, 2021 11:10 AM (I76dP)
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I agree, but fear that the opportunity to wake up from it has passed. It is now, and perhaps always has been, an existential war.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:11 AM (DU+/6)

34 France was a see you next Tuesday hair away from becoming Communist after WW2. De Gaulle saved them.

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I'd give more credit to Marshall.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at December 07, 2021 11:12 AM (sX1BW)

35 How many gears does a French tank have?
Posted by: Capital Eff


33. One forward, thirty two reverse.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:12 AM (M4qcY)

36 Valérie Pécresse

Is the latest candidate being embraced by the conservative party.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 11:12 AM (1hoTV)

37 No, I don't think so.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 07, 2021 11:11 AM (Q9lwr)

He may not be intending to split the vote on the right, but he might have that effect.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:12 AM (P3gRi)

38 -
I suspect any number of Western politicians would do very well by simply rereading speeches from the immediate pre and post war era.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:07 AM -
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Read? I have assistants and advisors for that. Sure they all seem to be commies of some sort, but surely that won't influence what they tell me, will it?

Posted by: Your Average Dumbass Politician at December 07, 2021 11:12 AM (8rX4S)

39 We make fun of the French due to their performance in WW2, but the fault was their piss poor leadership, not the French soldier.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 11:12 AM (o2MD2)

40 How many gears does a French tank have?
Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 11:10 AM (GYllL)

1. Reverse

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 07, 2021 11:13 AM (Z5y5O)

41 the right-wing woman candidate, whose name escapes me at the moment?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:07 AM (P3gRi)

Le Pen.

No, I don't think so.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Le Pencil

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 11:13 AM (arJlL)

42 Le Pen.

No, I don't think so.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 07, 2021 11:11 AM (Q9lwr)

I must behind. Is there a new champion of the "ultra right"?

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 07, 2021 11:13 AM (BgMrQ)

43 He may not be intending to split the vote on the right, but he might have that effect.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:12 AM (P3gRi)

Absolutely.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 07, 2021 11:13 AM (Q9lwr)

44 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:05 AM (DU+/6)

I'm sorry, but this is entirely backwards. They fully believe that these "stations" are entirely arbitrary and constructs of a racist, sexist totalitarianism, and if it were a truly equal world, they'd be on top. Just watch any modern Hollywood movie with "strong, capable women." The overlying trope is that these people are inherently perfect, and the only reason they aren't on top of the world is that the "system" is keeping them down.

Of course they think they can just steal the infrastructure of other, more advanced civilizations and then steer them towards "equity," but we have already seen what happens when towns run by "diversity and inclusion" try to run a sanitation system.

Posted by: Homer's Donuts at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM (BCSAN)

45 LePen is considered far right.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM (1hoTV)

46 I'd give more credit to Marshall.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe)

Dillon ?

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM (arJlL)

47 Two readers inform me that the name is actually Berber and means olive tree.

*****

So, not honking? Oh well, close enough.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM (m45I2)

48 the right-wing woman candidate, whose name escapes me at the moment?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Le Pen.

No, I don't think so.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Le Pencil
Posted by: JT

Le Magic Marker

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM (M4qcY)

49 Eric Zemmour is a refugee from Algeria, and as such has Absolute Moral Authority.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM (I2/tG)

50 We make fun of the French due to their performance in WW2, but the fault was their piss poor leadership, not the French soldier.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 11:12 AM (o2MD2)

You can make the same case for WWI as well.

Posted by: dantesed at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM (88xKn)

51 And you have the impression that you are no longer in a country that you know.

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I first experienced this when visiting Los Angeles in the early 90's. I thought I'd somehow woke up in Tijuana Norte; fortunately, my girlfriend's daughter was with us and spoke Spanish ...
Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 11:08 AM (mZ3x

Reminds of a joke by a white racist comedian. /s

' I can see into the future and would like to tell you the most famous joke that is being told .

Una Vez Hace Mucho Anos Cuando ......

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 11:15 AM (woCRW)

52 I'd give more credit to Marshall.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe)

Dillon ?
Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM (arJlL)


Mathers.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 07, 2021 11:15 AM (Z5y5O)

53 It's well worth a read, mostly because the media will portray it as a zenophobic, racist, classist, sexist, anti-Semitic rant against the modern world.

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And xenophobic as well! ;-)

Same thing they did when they lost their shit over President Trump daring to speak with confidence and pride in American Exceptionalism when he was oversees early on.

"Historians" will undoubtedly label it as "The White Supremacist Speech" or some such gaslighting nonsense ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 11:15 AM (mZ3xv)

54 Le Pencil
Posted by: JT

Le Magic Marker

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM


Le Sharpie

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at December 07, 2021 11:15 AM (bVYXr)

55 Of course they think they can just steal the infrastructure of other, more advanced civilizations and then steer them towards "equity," but we have already seen what happens when towns run by "diversity and inclusion" try to run a sanitation system.
Posted by: Homer's Donuts at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM (BCSAN)
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For their architects, this is probably true. But their footsoldiers - the beard-stroking, incitement-agitating coffee-shop misanthropes - I think the primary motivator is the humiliation and resentment of being unworthy of their bourgeoisie birth.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:15 AM (DU+/6)

56 I think he stole this speech from a Talking Heads song.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 07, 2021 11:16 AM (IIAOb)

57 Really? I just saw a stupid ad from the CDC warning about blood clots.
Are they trying to get ahead of the problem they caused with these gene therapy clot shots?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 07, 2021 11:16 AM (ufFY8)

58 We make fun of the French due to their performance in WW2, but the fault was their piss poor leadership, not the French soldier.
Posted by: Xipe Totec

The residue of the French Army held the perimeter at Dunkirk to allow the British Expeditionary force to escape across the channel.
Those that survived spend years behind the wire as POW's.
They were plenty brave when properly led.

If you want a little insight into this, watch "Paths of Glory", which is, of course, about WWI. But it illustrates the terrible class divisions in French society and why the French Army was so badly led in the opening days of WWII. And why they were sometimes very badly led in WWI.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at December 07, 2021 11:16 AM (vcOmj)

59 Flick LeBic

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 07, 2021 11:16 AM (Z5y5O)

60 I'd give more credit to Marshall.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe)

Dillon ?
Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM (arJlL)


Mathers.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

The Beaver ?

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 11:16 AM (arJlL)

61 54 Le Pencil
Posted by: JT

Le Magic Marker

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM


Le Sharpie
Posted by: Mister Scot

Le Bic

Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 11:16 AM (GYllL)

62 he is a firm adherent of the classically French snobbery about their culture and their country

Which is the thing that may save France.

Multiculturalism has much less of a hold on France than here, since the French do think that there is a superior world culture - French culture.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 07, 2021 11:17 AM (I2/tG)

63 50 We make fun of the French due to their performance in WW2, but the fault was their piss poor leadership, not the French soldier.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 11:12 AM (o2MD2)

You can make the same case for WWI as well.
Posted by: dantesed at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM (88xKn)

As far as "winning" WWI goes I don't think leadership made much difference. There were a few big plays, Gallipoli and sending Lenin to Russia, but mostly it was a long grinding affair with few options or choices in how to fight it.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 07, 2021 11:17 AM (z5Vrg)

64 The French Resistance was made up of mostly communists / socialists .

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 11:17 AM (woCRW)

65 Globohomo

You all need to shut up and pay your taxes, then die before we have to pay for your care. You are nothing but serfs. You represent the means with which we rise above your level of gross existence. Your industry supports us. We, however, no longer have need of so many of you, as automation and artificial intelligence and robotics will do for us more efficiently than you. We will reduce you. The remainder will be grateful, and compliant.

Posted by: Sure it sounds crazy today, give about 3 years and get back to me . . . at December 07, 2021 11:17 AM (b153x)

66 36 Valerie Pecresse

Is the latest candidate being embraced by the conservative party.
Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 11:12 AM (1hoTV)

She's definitely a spoiler. She was one of Sarkozy's lieutenants, and did what she could to kneecap Le Pen. If it brings France rightwards, that's a good thing, but definitely look at what is done behind the scenes to sideline Zemmour. The establishment definitely does not want him to win.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 11:17 AM (De/Wj)

67 He's pro-Russian and anti-American.

As of 2021 Russia is a more understandable country then America.

Russia has friends, enemies, and doesn't care about what most of the world does.

America reverses who its friends and enemies are every 4 years. And has no problem abandoning former friends and rewarding former enemies out of the blue.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 11:18 AM (ESjRY)

68 Mathers.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

The Beaver ?
Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 11:16 AM (arJlL)

You get another guess.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 07, 2021 11:18 AM (Z5y5O)

69 You all need to shut up and pay your taxes, then die before we have to pay for your care. You are nothing but serfs. You represent the means with which we rise above your level of gross existence. Your industry supports us. We, however, no longer have need of so many of you, as automation and artificial intelligence and robotics will do for us more efficiently than you. We will reduce you. The remainder will be grateful, and compliant.
Posted by: Sure it sounds crazy today, give about 3 years and get back to me . . . at December 07, 2021 11:17 AM (b153x)
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This is the vision. The reality will be markedly different and significantly bloodier.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:18 AM (DU+/6)

70 La Paroscopy

Posted by: I can see right through you at December 07, 2021 11:19 AM (8rX4S)

71

LeQuill

Posted by: davidt at December 07, 2021 11:19 AM (0hbQ6)

72 I'd give more credit to Marshall.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe)

Dillon ?
Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM

Mathers.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 07, 2021 11:15 AM


Tucker and / or Crenshaw

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 07, 2021 11:20 AM (DUIap)

73 Le Magic Marker
Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM (M4qcY)

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El Marko!

Posted by: 496 at December 07, 2021 11:20 AM (VJsqe)

74 Le Tablet et Reed

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:20 AM (DU+/6)

75 Western culture, in which France had a significant role, banished that life. It is by no means guaranteed that it will not return, and Zemmour understands that very well.

The Romans thought their civilization would not backslide and humanity learned otherwise. Greeks probably thought similarly. The Chinese also, I imagine.

So, Zemmour is right in at least one thing: we must fight to keep the lights on. Civilization is all too easy to lose.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 07, 2021 11:21 AM (ZRB8J)

76 This is the vision. The reality will be markedly different and significantly bloodier.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:18 AM (DU+/6)
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They seem to be under this misguided notion that they won't eventually end up with the masses at the gate demanding their heads.

Posted by: Black JEM at December 07, 2021 11:21 AM (V6xwG)

77 She's definitely a spoiler. She was one of Sarkozy's lieutenants, and did what she could to kneecap Le Pen. If it brings France rightwards, that's a good thing, but definitely look at what is done behind the scenes to sideline Zemmour. The establishment definitely does not want him to win.
Posted by: Darrell Harris


I have been told by French people that I know that the Le Pens (father and daughter) are just clowning around, and have no real plans as to how they would govern.

The French and Europeans in general have been so conditioned to the welfare state (as we are now), that they cannot imagine another way of life.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at December 07, 2021 11:21 AM (vcOmj)

78 It's well worth a read, mostly because the media will portray it as a zenophobic, racist, classist, sexist, anti-Semitic rant against the modern world.

that's fear of cutting things into ever smaller pieces, isn't it?

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at December 07, 2021 11:21 AM (sGtp+)

79 El Marko!

*****

El Pollo!!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2021 11:21 AM (m45I2)

80 We are only being saved now by the fact we are still a Republic, granted getting weaker by the minute.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 11:21 AM (woCRW)

81 79 El Marko!

*****

El Pollo!!
Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2021 11:21 AM (m45I2)

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Took me a minute. Well played!

Posted by: 496 at December 07, 2021 11:22 AM (VJsqe)

82 LeQuill
Posted by: davidt


Le Inque!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:22 AM (M4qcY)

83 11 Viva La French Toast!

Posted by: irright at December 07, 2021 11:06 AM (8rX4S)

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Viva La French Fries!

Posted by: Brian Stelter at December 07, 2021 11:22 AM (mZ3xv)

84 It is long past time when the glory of Western culture is taken seriously rather than constantly denigrated as an anachronism in the modern world. It is odd that all other cultures are celebrated, but the most successful one; the one that has brought the world most of its wonders, is mocked and minimized and demonized.

This. A thousand times this.

Western civilization and the Catholic Church have done more to raise the world of of slavery, desolation, want and hopelessness than any other false creed, 'honor' culture or mud-sluiced gutter empire in the history of mankind.

A culture that has produced Bach, Shakespeare, Goya, von Stroheim and dozens of others is one to be celebrated, treasured and passed down as an honored inheritance, not tossed away for the godless detritus of drag shows, mincing soybois, testosterone-jacked shrews, state-sponsored propaganda and barely literate 'art' that sees no greater glory than its own shit-spattered asshole.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 07, 2021 11:22 AM (2JVJo)

85

You're being a little rough on Jerry Mathers...

Posted by: Nicky Necro at December 07, 2021 11:22 AM (RVqWE)

86 El Marko!

*****

El Pollo!!
Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2021 11:21 AM (m45I2)

Groan.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 07, 2021 11:22 AM (Z5y5O)

87 I'd give more credit to Marshall.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe)


George Preston?

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at December 07, 2021 11:22 AM (mtsFX)

88 We are only being saved now by the fact we are still a Republic, granted getting weaker by the minute.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 11:21 AM (woCRW)

Until Jar Jar Binks shows up.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 07, 2021 11:23 AM (ufFY8)

89 LeCar

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 07, 2021 11:23 AM (flINI)

90 This is the vision. The reality will be markedly different and significantly bloodier.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:18 AM (DU+/6)
==
They seem to be under this misguided notion that they won't eventually end up with the masses at the gate demanding their heads.
==
50% of those masses already are on board with eliminating the other 50%. They got us where the want us.

Posted by: Sure it sounds crazy today, give about 3 years and get back to me . . . at December 07, 2021 11:23 AM (Vf7sb)

91 We are only being saved by the fact there is still no one who can take us down.

Posted by: Black JEM at December 07, 2021 11:23 AM (V6xwG)

92 LeCar
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report


LeNoGo

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:23 AM (M4qcY)

93 One of the core problems in the US is that there hasn't been an opposition party outside of Trump since 1999.

In Europe they've had this issue longer - whatever party they vote for they get the same policies. The same insane, terrible policies.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 11:24 AM (ESjRY)

94 76 This is the vision. The reality will be markedly different and significantly bloodier.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:18 AM (DU+/6)
==
They seem to be under this misguided notion that they won't eventually end up with the masses at the gate demanding their heads.
Posted by: Black JEM at December 07, 2021 11:21 AM (V6xwG)

They think they can delay until the next generation.. at that point it's their problem.

Posted by: Inogame X-State Lines at December 07, 2021 11:24 AM (53oGX)

95 LeCar
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report


LeNoGo
Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:23 AM (M4qcY)

***

The French Nova

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 07, 2021 11:24 AM (flINI)

96 We are only being saved by the fact there is still no one who can take us down.
Posted by: Black JEM at December 07, 2021 11:23 AM (V6xwG)

From the outside. Insiders are getting close.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 11:24 AM (woCRW)

97 But their footsoldiers - the beard-stroking, incitement-agitating coffee-shop misanthropes - I think the primary motivator is the humiliation and resentment of being unworthy of their bourgeoisie birth.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:15 AM (DU+/6)

That would involve shame, which 10 seconds traversing a random Twitter or Tiktok account would remove any pretensions.

They fully believe in the moral arc of "progress;" the Darwinian evolutionary process where they believe themselves the apex of civilization simply because they exist in CURRENT YEAR. And they fully believe that their politicians are there to drive them forward into an even better world, if only anything resembling traditional values would go the way of the dodo.

It's best not to try and divine their "unconscious motivators" and simply listen to what they're actually saying. It's solipsism all the way down, and people like us are simply in the way of making their grand dreams a reality.

Posted by: Homer's Donuts at December 07, 2021 11:24 AM (BCSAN)

98 Compare and contrast the government's advice to the public on an epidemic from 1918 and today. The Spanish Flu was several magnitudes more deadly and dangerous than the Wuhan Flu, and it seemed to attack the young and healthy even more than sickly people. But here was what the federal government of the US advised then:

Influenza is caused by a germ, the influenza bacillus, which lives but a short time outside of the body. Fresh air and sunshine kill the germ in a few minutes.

Protect yourself from infection, keep well, and do not get hysterical over the epidemic. You can do much to lessen the danger to yourself by keeping in good physical condition. Eat simple, nourishing food and drink plenty of water. Avoid constipation. Secure at least seven hours of sleep. Avoid physical fatigue.

For the protection of others, if you are really sick stay at home and remain there until the fever is over. A day in bed at the beginning may also save you from serious consequences later on.

Fight the disease rationally and do not become unduly alarmed.


https://tinyurl.com/6z93ymdx

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 07, 2021 11:25 AM (KZzsI)

99 50% of those masses already are on board with eliminating the other 50%. They got us where the want us.
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I think not. As the louder that angry 50% gets, the fewer of them there are. This doesn't end well for their leaders if it gets to that.

Posted by: Black JEM at December 07, 2021 11:25 AM (V6xwG)

100 The biggest threat to America isn't Russia, or Islamic Terrorists, or even China.

It is the current American government.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 11:25 AM (ESjRY)

101 Is he merely a spoiler thrown into the race to siphon votes away from the right-wing woman candidate, whose name escapes me at the moment?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:07 AM (P3gRi)

Without question. Macron represented astroturfed "outsiders" and he's a joke. The French establishment is still discredited. Their only hope to avoid a National Front government (or more likely a coup to prevent it) is install this fake nationalist and hope France is anti-inmigrant yet comformist.

I don't think it will work nearly as well as they believe, this time.

Posted by: trev006 at December 07, 2021 11:25 AM (Eqkqm)

102 LeCar
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report

LeNoGo
Posted by: rickb223 at December

The French Nova
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report

Aka, Le Renault

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:25 AM (M4qcY)

103 Wish Eric well but France will be going to the Caliphate in a generation. Europe has already surrendered to the Muslims

Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 07, 2021 11:25 AM (SA1aU)

104 It's best not to try and divine their "unconscious motivators" and simply listen to what they're actually saying. It's solipsism all the way down, and people like us are simply in the way of making their grand dreams a reality.
Posted by: Homer's Donuts at December 07, 2021 11:24 AM (BCSAN)
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Sure. When someone says they want you dead, believe them. I do wonder from time to time about internal motivation, and the best answer I can come up with at scale is "resentment."

The root causes, however, do not change the effects they wish to realize.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:25 AM (DU+/6)

105 What happened to those protests by the French wearing the yellow vests a couple years ago?

I guess the the pandemic allowed Macron to control them. Convenient, no?

Posted by: dantesed at December 07, 2021 11:26 AM (88xKn)

106 How does the French presidential election work? Is it first past the post, or are there runoffs?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:26 AM (P3gRi)

107 Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at December 07, 2021 11:21 AM (sGtp+)

Nice catch!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 07, 2021 11:26 AM (Q9lwr)

108 Le Guillotene!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:26 AM (M4qcY)

109 We are only being saved by the fact there is still no one who can take us down.
==
Its a suicide. We're standing on the ledge. No point in attacking us.

Posted by: Sure it sounds crazy today, give about 3 years and get back to me . . . at December 07, 2021 11:26 AM (mTHac)

110 They think they can delay until the next generation.. at that point it's their problem.
Posted by: Inogame X-State Lines at December 07, 2021 11:24 AM (53oGX)
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it's their hope. I think in this day and age that's more a false one. Too many people are figuring it out. How it ends in detail is unknown. The general playbook is pretty well known.

Posted by: Black JEM at December 07, 2021 11:27 AM (V6xwG)

111 NATO has been beret beret good to us.

Posted by: France at December 07, 2021 11:27 AM (GYllL)

112 103 Wish Eric well but France will be going to the Caliphate in a generation. Europe has already surrendered to the Muslims
Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 07, 2021 11:25 AM (SA1aU)

Did we ever find out what really caused the fire at Notre Dame cathedral?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 11:27 AM (De/Wj)

113 French: Bodywork that "sinks" items below the surface, such as headlights or antennae. Such sunken headlights are called "Frenched headlights", or are said to be "Frenched in".

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko gender fluid at December 07, 2021 11:27 AM (U53ck)

114 Sure. When someone says they want you dead, believe them. I do wonder from time to time about internal motivation, and the best answer I can come up with at scale is "resentment."

The left's leaders tell its foot soldiers they can have utopia, as long as everyone, every single person, believes the vision.

So, if you really believed the only thing stopping literal heaven on earth was some old hate filled idiots what wouldn't you do to resolve the issue?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 11:27 AM (ESjRY)

115 Posted by: Sure it sounds crazy today, give about 3 years and get back to me . . . at December 07, 2021 11:17 AM (b153x)

Every time I hear this, I think of the old poster I found in the Portal video game:

https://tinyurl.com/robotsarebetterthanyou

Posted by: Homer's Donuts at December 07, 2021 11:27 AM (BCSAN)

116 I've always said that since our founding our path has been one step forward and two steps back. We are just fortunate we started so far ahead.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 11:28 AM (woCRW)

117 Wish Eric well but France will be going to the Caliphate in a generation. Europe has already surrendered to the Muslims
Posted by: Skip's Phone


Charles Martel, a weary continent casts it's eyes toward you.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:28 AM (M4qcY)

118 this fake nationalist

Posted by: trev006 at December 07, 2021 11:25 AM (Eqkqm)

You think Zemmour is a fake?

Based on what?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 07, 2021 11:28 AM (Q9lwr)

119 Every time I hear this, I think of the old poster I found in the Portal video game:

https://tinyurl.com/robotsarebetterthanyou
Posted by: Homer's Donuts at December 07, 2021 11:27 AM (BCSAN)

***

It's True

Posted by: Geoffrey Peterson at December 07, 2021 11:29 AM (flINI)

120 So, if you really believed the only thing stopping literal heaven on earth was some old hate filled idiots what wouldn't you do to resolve the issue?
Posted by: 18-1


They can try.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:29 AM (M4qcY)

121 Charles Martel, a weary continent casts it's eyes toward you.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:28 AM (M4qcY)


Woo-woo-woo.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 07, 2021 11:29 AM (Z5y5O)

122 Wish Eric well but France will be going to the Caliphate in a generation. Europe has already surrendered to the Muslims
Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 07, 2021 11:25 AM (SA1aU)

Did we ever find out what really caused the fire at Notre Dame cathedral?
==
Poorly stored cleaning supplies and religious bigotry, but mostly religious bigotry.

Posted by: Sure it sounds crazy today, give about 3 years and get back to me . . . at December 07, 2021 11:29 AM (1uoDf)

123 Meanwhile at NYT, news you can use:

"The Words Democrats Use Are Not the Real Problem"

Posted by: Regrets? Yeah, gp Has A Few. at December 07, 2021 11:29 AM (qpX6U)

124 Fight the disease rationally and do not become unduly alarmed.

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That's so 20th century ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 11:29 AM (mZ3xv)

125 Along the lines of cultural misunderstandings and alleged supremacy of one over the other, I give you this:

https://tinyurl.com/2p94wpuu

Curling competition dropped from broadcast in the USA and Japan due to prominent ads for SEX TOYS.

The tournament is being held in the Netherlands (smirk, get it, sex toys / nether lands), and the organizers don't quite get what all the uproar is about.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 07, 2021 11:30 AM (BgMrQ)

126 Avoid constipation.

It depends.

Posted by: Jos. Robinette Biden at December 07, 2021 11:30 AM (a3Q+t)

127 Did we ever find out what really caused the fire at Notre Dame cathedral?
Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 11:27 AM (De/Wj)
--
The motive will never be known, authorities vow.

Posted by: Revenant at December 07, 2021 11:30 AM (I76dP)

128 78 It's well worth a read, mostly because the media will portray it as a zenophobic, racist, classist, sexist, anti-Semitic rant against the modern world.

that's fear of cutting things into ever smaller pieces, isn't it?
Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at December 07, 2021 11:21 AM (sGtp+)

More like a fear of never getting to your destination.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 11:30 AM (De/Wj)

129 Civilization used to be defined by the Greeks as progress in art and thought, and now it is defined in terms of technology and wealth.

I wonder if Elon Musk sees himself as like Hari Seldon, trying to build a colony on Mars and keep the forward momentum going.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 07, 2021 11:30 AM (ZRB8J)

130 97: It's best not to try and divine their "unconscious motivators" and simply listen to what they're actually saying. It's solipsism all the way down, and people like us are simply in the way of making their grand dreams a reality.
Posted by: Homer's Donuts



Worse. We are in the way of their Utopia! It's just another 5 year plan away, Comrades!! Vote Harder!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 07, 2021 11:30 AM (sAmhv)

131 So, if you really believed the only thing stopping literal heaven on earth was some old hate filled idiots what wouldn't you do to resolve the issue?
Posted by: 18-1


They can try.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:29 AM (M4qcY)
==
It will be up to us to make them realize there is no heaven on earth - and for them maybe no heaven hereafter.

Posted by: Black JEM at December 07, 2021 11:30 AM (V6xwG)

132 , I think of the old poster I found in the Portal video game:

https://tinyurl.com/robotsarebetterthanyou
==
The elites run every advertising campaign in the world. Except for memes.

Posted by: Sure it sounds crazy today, give about 3 years and get back to me . . . at December 07, 2021 11:31 AM (Vf7sb)

133 Cathedralso still go up in flames, a few every year

Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 07, 2021 11:31 AM (SA1aU)

134 "Do Not Become Hysterical" vs "Become Hysterical"

Posted by: davidt at December 07, 2021 11:32 AM (0hbQ6)

135 128 More like a fear of never getting to your destination.

ah. fear of taking siri's helpful shortcut. got it.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at December 07, 2021 11:32 AM (sGtp+)

136 112 103 Wish Eric well but France will be going to the Caliphate in a generation. Europe has already surrendered to the Muslims
Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 07, 2021 11:25 AM (SA1aU)

Did we ever find out what really caused the fire at Notre Dame cathedral?
Posted by: Darrell Harris



Climate Change.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 07, 2021 11:32 AM (sAmhv)

137 Did FJBiden start crying on the zoom call? 'Cause he can't stare down Vlad no matter what kind of drugs they gave him.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at December 07, 2021 11:32 AM (KiBMU)

138 Okay France, put on your red pantaloons and kick some ass. You either have balls or you don't. Lets see some evidence of brass.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 07, 2021 11:32 AM (OTXUv)

139 Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 11:27 AM (ESjRY)

And interestingly this is what the Communists believe

And what Islam believes

And what the Left believes.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 11:32 AM (1hoTV)

140 Did we ever find out what really caused the fire at Notre Dame cathedral?
Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 11:27 AM (De/Wj)
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My go-to assumption is always Alahu Snackbar, but no terror group claimed credit (to my knowledge anyway), and the place probably had old, ill-kept and decrepit wiring, along with very dry wood everywhere. Poor maintenance, probably.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 07, 2021 11:32 AM (ZRB8J)

141 So, if you really believed the only thing stopping literal heaven on earth was some old hate filled idiots what wouldn't you do to resolve the issue?

That is ultimately what it comes down to. And their heaven on earth isn't peace and joy and love and comfort, its "I get all the stuff and sex I want before I die without having to do anything to get it"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 07, 2021 11:33 AM (KZzsI)

142 Le Pew

Posted by: Archer at December 07, 2021 11:33 AM (gmo/4)

143 "the only thing stopping literal heaven on earth"

I suspect that Real Heaven has a vested interest in doing exactly that. If earth was literal heaven, then less folks would aspire to Real Heaven.

Posted by: Regrets? Yeah, gp Has A Few. at December 07, 2021 11:33 AM (qpX6U)

144 108 Le Guillotene!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:26 AM (M4qcY)

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Make Le Guillotine Great Again!

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 11:34 AM (mZ3xv)

145 Did we ever find out what really caused the fire at Notre Dame cathedral?

No, but its only one of many churches and cathedrals across France that have "mysteriously" caught fire over the last few years. Surely it has nothing to do with loony Muslim immigrants.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 07, 2021 11:34 AM (KZzsI)

146 On the topic of organized resistance:

It's becoming apparent no form of organized resistance to this government will be permitted. Big Tech has taken the lead to prohibit any and all organization by people and groups it deems as "problematic." The latest Twitter purge is an example of this. Facebook and Google also participate in this behavior.

It's highly unlikely the civilian population in this country will be able to mount a "Solidarity" type movement as the Poles did decades ago unless we forego the use of technology and do it the old fashioned way. Even using snail mail is a risk now, so the only solution is in-person meetings at undisclosed locations.

I wonder how many people are left who would make that kind of effort when the time comes?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 07, 2021 11:35 AM (BFigT)

147 This Month in SCIENCE

Groundbreaking research discovery phenomena of
SPONTANEOUS CATHEDRAL COMBUSTION.

Posted by: Sure it sounds crazy today, give about 3 years and get back to me . . . at December 07, 2021 11:35 AM (r/ERg)

148 Le Bic
Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 11:16 AM


Le English do not know how to flick Le Bic.

Posted by: What's-Her-Name in Braveheart at December 07, 2021 11:35 AM (a3Q+t)

149 Put me down as pro-Bic flicking.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at December 07, 2021 11:36 AM (XvPQV)

150 Did we ever find out what really caused the fire at Notre Dame cathedral?
Posted by: Darrell Harris

The French can't say it out loud; but, that would be the same thing that burns churches all over Europe.
You get one guess.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 07, 2021 11:37 AM (Jn+M1)

151

Le Men do not know how to flick Le Bean...

Posted by: Nicky Sex at December 07, 2021 11:37 AM (qEGrB)

152 I wonder how many people are left who would make that kind of effort when the time comes?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 07, 2021 11:35 AM


Well, about 3% of the population of the Colonies fought against the British in the American Revolution. It really does not take many to make a huge change.

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at December 07, 2021 11:37 AM (bVYXr)

153 Aka, Le Renault

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 11:25 AM (M4qcY)

"Run"? Non.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2021 11:37 AM (+4iyt)

154 I'd have to know more about his pro-Russian and anti-American sentiments. From Adirondack Patriot's remarks above it seems he is really talking about the people, not the governments, but I would want to know more.

Communism or free market, M. Zemmour?

Posted by: bluebell at December 07, 2021 11:38 AM (wyw4S)

155 "in-person meetings at undisclosed locations."

We tried that, but nobody knew where to muster.

Posted by: Regrets? Yeah, gp Has A Few. at December 07, 2021 11:38 AM (qpX6U)

156 The French can't say it out loud; but, that would be the same thing that burns churches all over Europe.
You get one guess.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 07, 2021 11:37 AM (Jn+M1)

***

WE MUST BAN CANDLES!!

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 07, 2021 11:38 AM (flINI)

157 What do you have left if one of Frances sub-Saharan 'guests' detonates themselves in a cheese factory?

Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 11:39 AM (GYllL)

158 Eric Zemmour just doesn't get why he should celebrate his culture destroyed by third world immigration. He needs to go to diversity training to get his head right.

Posted by: Ripley at December 07, 2021 11:39 AM (MxEKc)

159 La Guillotine, s'l vous plait.

Madame must not be offended.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2021 11:39 AM (+4iyt)

160 Curling got dropped due to sex toy ad? Crazy time!!

Instead, curling teams need to embrace the inherent sex appeal of their sport. Go big or go home.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 07, 2021 11:40 AM (ZRB8J)

161 I wonder how many people are left who would make that kind of effort when the time comes?
Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 07, 2021 11:35 AM (BFigT)

Well based on what I saw after the Steal...I'd say basically zero. Zero ex-military 'I swore and oath and that oath has no expiration date' types stepped up to provide leadership. Nearly zero local peeps were willing to back my ass up. Zero leaders rallied against the Steal to provide moral and legal authority for direct action.

What we do have is a bunch of Glowies and gun bloggers who no longer talk tough about opposing tyrrany via the 2nd Amendment.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at December 07, 2021 11:40 AM (XvPQV)

162 157 What do you have left if one of Frances sub-Saharan 'guests' detonates themselves in a cheese factory?

Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 11:39 AM (GYllL)


Kurds?

Posted by: Gref at December 07, 2021 11:40 AM (AMIL/)

163 Madame must not be offended.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Damn right!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 07, 2021 11:40 AM (Vxu+H)

164 Le crayon

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at December 07, 2021 11:41 AM (w9Wax)

165 Communism or free market, M. Zemmour?
Posted by: bluebell at December 07, 2021 11:38 AM (wyw4S)

These days, "pro-Russian" does not equate with "pro-Communism". Quite the opposite, now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:41 AM (P3gRi)

166 162 157 What do you have left if one of Frances sub-Saharan 'guests' detonates themselves in a cheese factory?

Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 11:39 AM (GYllL)


Kurds?
----------
Whey?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 07, 2021 11:41 AM (OTXUv)

167 You know who didn't pull the trigger? Charlie Manson.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 07, 2021 11:41 AM (FVME7)

168 Ah, the French...

Posted by: Orson Welles at December 07, 2021 11:41 AM (vuisn)

169 Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 07, 2021 11:35 AM (BFigT)
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True. but the resistance is different now. Really all it takes is a concerted effort to say no. if you refuse to play the cancel culture game they pretty much lose their marbles. Better Mortgage, or some outfit, fired their entire diversity staff when they reduced heads the other day.

The wackos lost the Virginia governorship.

Universities are being sued over forcing LGBTQ??? beliefs on non-believers.

Just don't play the game.

And force the officials you vote for to do the same, and punish those who do - or replace them.

Posted by: Black JEM at December 07, 2021 11:42 AM (V6xwG)

170 You think Zemmour is a fake?

Based on what?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 07, 2021 11:28 AM (Q9lwr)

Usually I would be very leery of anyone who mysteriously starts receiving praise from the "conservative" media, especially the total fakes at The American Conservative, but I generally think Claremont has their finger on the pulse. Claremont's honesty also leads them to admit it right in the article: he has no experience, no -obvious- source of funding (which usually translates to "shady globalists"), and no political allies. Especially among the National Front, who he would need to make his anti-inmigration pose remotely convincing.

Given how Zenmour's magically increased profile resembles Macron's meteoric rise, I'm surprised you are so quick to believe in him.

Posted by: trev006 at December 07, 2021 11:42 AM (Eqkqm)

171 We joke about the French Military. But I'll postulate That the French Military today could defeat any one of our other Western European allies. The British and Germans, for example.

Posted by: Archer at December 07, 2021 11:42 AM (gmo/4)

172 Mon Crayon est large.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 07, 2021 11:42 AM (OTXUv)

173 "What do you have left if one of Frances sub-Saharan 'guests' detonates themselves in a cheese factory?"

Le Poufs a la Fromage.

Posted by: Regrets? Yeah, gp Has A Few. at December 07, 2021 11:42 AM (qpX6U)

174 For a Nepoleanic aficionado I have no French figures in my armies, but can guess Napoleon is rolling in his grave.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 07, 2021 11:42 AM (SA1aU)

175 I heard a radio ad recently that mentioned "Buy black" at the end.
Sounds racist.

Posted by: Just Wondering at December 07, 2021 11:42 AM (pL/4C)

176 What do you have left if one of Frances sub-Saharan 'guests' detonates themselves in a cheese factory?
=================
With a little flour and butter as a first step, a nice Bechamel sauce.

Posted by: Chef Hannibal Lecter at December 07, 2021 11:42 AM (ZRB8J)

177 166 162 157 What do you have left if one of Frances sub-Saharan 'guests' detonates themselves in a cheese factory?

Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 11:39 AM (GYllL)


Kurds?
----------
Whey?


De Brie

Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 11:44 AM (GYllL)

178 I heard a radio ad recently that mentioned "Buy black" at the end.
Sounds racist.
Posted by: Just Wondering at December 07, 2021 11:42 AM (pL/4C)

Well, brown coal is pretty shitty.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:44 AM (P3gRi)

179 155 "in-person meetings at undisclosed locations."We tried that, but nobody knew where to muster.

Colonel Mustard, in the cathedral, with a candle...

Posted by: Dick Hitzwater at December 07, 2021 11:44 AM (qEGrB)

180 These days, "pro-Russian" does not equate with "pro-Communism". Quite the opposite, now.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:41 AM (P3gRi)
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I get your point, but Putin is not the guy I'd want to run our government.

Of course, neither is Biden, so I should probably just go finish decorating the Christmas tree and leave M. Zemmour alone.

Posted by: bluebell at December 07, 2021 11:45 AM (wyw4S)

181 It's highly unlikely the civilian population in this country will be able to mount a "Solidarity" type movement as the Poles did decades ago unless we forego the use of technology and do it the old fashioned way. Even using snail mail is a risk now, so the only solution is in-person meetings at undisclosed locations.

I wonder how many people are left who would make that kind of effort when the time comes?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 07, 2021 11:35 AM (BFigT)

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Kind of like America's original Founders.

To the previous point: our side is going to need courageous leader analogs to both the Founding Fathers and those like Lech Walesa and Pope John Paul II.

And to your last point, I wonder the same thing. My rural county has various groups that have been doing this among various prepping/networking activities for a couple years now -- but it is a small minority. Like I keep saying, our side needs someone who will "unite the clans."

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 11:45 AM (mZ3xv)

182 Posted by: trev006 at December 07, 2021 11:42 AM (Eqkqm)

Claremont? Thanks, but no thanks. I'll judge him by his record over the last dozen years

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 07, 2021 11:45 AM (Q9lwr)

183 "What do you have left if one of Frances sub-Saharan 'guests' detonates themselves in a cheese factory?"

To be fair, a lot of France's troublemakers came from Saharan Africa. Algeria, Morocco.

Posted by: Regrets? Yeah, gp Has A Few. at December 07, 2021 11:45 AM (qpX6U)

184
He's pro-Russian and anti-American.

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The second part... well, what can I say? It's the right play.

If I put myself in the position of someone who wants to save his country from the elitist globalism devouring it - then I need to take an immediate and forceful position opposing the United States and all it stands for.

If I put myself in the position of an erstwhile American ally, then I also need to immediately realign my country's economic and security policy away from dependence on the United States.

The first part is dumb. If he ever achieves power, I can assure him that he will find my cousins in Russia to be a bad friend. They certainly have no abiding love or respect for la belle France. The smarter play would be to realign with the other SMR states in Eastern Europe, but that would necessitate a chilly relationship with the Russians. Tough call. But the Russians can't be trusted further than they can be kicked.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 07, 2021 11:45 AM (2ABQr)

185 CNN - As former President Donald Trump prepares for a potential comeback bid in 2024, his allies are flocking to election jobs all the way down to the local level in key battleground states, raising new concerns that the election officials who blocked Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election won't be there the next time around.

Posted by: SMOD at December 07, 2021 11:45 AM (RHGPo)

186 The leftist wackos will create the uniting all by themselves.

Posted by: Black JEM at December 07, 2021 11:46 AM (V6xwG)

187 Alec Baldwin did not burn Notre Dame!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 07, 2021 11:46 AM (FVME7)

188 I heard a radio ad recently that mentioned "Buy black" at the end.
Sounds racist.


One of the tools feminists used to use in the 60's was to say "reverse them, see what it feels like to you if it was a guy instead of a girl." It was a way of getting people to stop and see what they were culturally comfortable with might not be so great.

If this ad says "buy white" how racist would that be?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 07, 2021 11:46 AM (KZzsI)

189 Hopefully for France this is not their Dien Bien Phu on the homeland. They already fucked up Algiers. Not a winning trend.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 07, 2021 11:46 AM (OTXUv)

190 Communism or free market, M. Zemmour?
Posted by: bluebell at December 07, 2021 11:38 AM (wyw4S)

These days, "pro-Russian" does not equate with "pro-Communism". Quite the opposite, now.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:41 AM (P3gRi)
================
Cultural difference might motivate him. Maybe he thinks America has a dominating and corrupt culture, with Franglais a big problem. Russia, not so dominant.

I bet communism doesn't much enter into it.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 07, 2021 11:46 AM (ZRB8J)

191 185 CNN - As former President Donald Trump prepares for a potential comeback bid in 2024, his allies are flocking to election jobs all the way down to the local level in key battleground states, raising new concerns that the election officials who blocked Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election won't be there the next time around.
Posted by: SMOD at December 07, 2021 11:45 AM (RHGPo)
===
Hahahahahahahaha!

Posted by: Black JEM at December 07, 2021 11:47 AM (V6xwG)

192 raising new concerns that the election officials who blocked Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election won't be there the next time around.

Translation: "raising new concerns that the election officials who defrauded the 2020 election won't be there the next time around."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 07, 2021 11:47 AM (KZzsI)

193 Zero leaders rallied against the Steal to provide moral and legal authority for direct action.

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz voted to give medals of honor to the capitol police scum who murdered Ashli Babbitt in cold blood.

Let that sink in for a moment - the two most putatively 'conservative' legislators in the GOP voted to reward state-sanctioned murder.

Why anyone thinks those two grifting, lying, blowhard assholes are eager to do anything that might threaten their phony-baloney jobs is a mystery to me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 07, 2021 11:47 AM (2JVJo)

194 We have probably passed by the point where couhsafing a robust "American" diplomatic relationship means you are embracingt he globohomo socialist total economic control agenda.

I do not begrudge anyone of being leery of relying on an insane unreliable to itself United States.

Posted by: sven at December 07, 2021 11:48 AM (Lzpvj)

195 Claremont? Thanks, but no thanks. I'll judge him by his record over the last dozen years

He was great with John Byrne helping him plot but his solo stuff was much less compelling.

Wait, wrong Claremont?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 07, 2021 11:48 AM (KZzsI)

196 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 07, 2021 11:47 AM (2JVJo)
==
Fair point. Part of the game that infuriates me as well.

Posted by: Black JEM at December 07, 2021 11:48 AM (V6xwG)

197 166 162 157 What do you have left if one of Frances sub-Saharan 'guests' detonates themselves in a cheese factory?

Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 11:39 AM (GYllL)


Kurds?
----------
Whey?

De Brie
Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 11:44 AM (GYllL)

Le Cheezwiz

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 07, 2021 11:49 AM (flINI)

198 "Rugged Individualists Unite!"


Herein lies the dilemma.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2021 11:49 AM (m45I2)

199
It's highly unlikely the civilian population in this country will be able to mount a "Solidarity" type movement as the Poles did decades ago unless we forego the use of technology and do it the old fashioned way.

__________

The Poles had the unifying force of the Catholic Church. We have no such institution that I recognize.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2021 11:49 AM (6NwTS)

200 It is odd that all other cultures are celebrated, but the most successful one; the one that has brought the world most of its wonders, is mocked and minimized and demonized.

Chinese money can buy a lot of opinions.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 07, 2021 11:49 AM (p+1gI)

201 193 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 07, 2021 11:47 AM (2JVJo)

There is no "there" there, at the end of the day DC is a plutocratic witch's coven there are the witches who want to stop at making you tug the forelock and there are the ones who want to devour your body and soul but there are no good guys on that hill.

Posted by: sven at December 07, 2021 11:49 AM (Lzpvj)

202 Claremont? Thanks, but no thanks. I'll judge him by his record over the last dozen years

He was great with John Byrne helping him plot but his solo stuff was much less compelling.

Wait, wrong Claremont?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 07, 2021 11:48 AM (KZzsI)

No, no, that's the same place my mind went

And I think Claremont did fine scripting the Xmen, but he definately lost something when he was kicked of the title.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at December 07, 2021 11:49 AM (XvPQV)

203 Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are just the Bernie Sanders of the right. They talk a good game to fool the rubes, but they are never going to do anything meaningful.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 07, 2021 11:50 AM (UuD2k)

204 Kurds?
----------
Whey?
Posted by: Puddin Head at December 07, 2021 11:41 AM (OTXUv)

No waaaayyyy...

Posted by: Keanu Reeves at December 07, 2021 11:50 AM (BgMrQ)

205 What do you have left if one of Frances sub-Saharan 'guests' detonates themselves in a cheese factory?

"Eet is one of the blessings of libertay!"
--David trying to be extra French

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 07, 2021 11:50 AM (KZzsI)

206 199 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2021 11:49 AM (6NwTS)

Remember when people were warning that the new state religion was atheism allied with Islam?

You're welcome America!

//Geo Bush the elder

Posted by: sven at December 07, 2021 11:50 AM (Lzpvj)

207 Of course they think they can just steal the infrastructure of other, more advanced civilizations and then steer them towards "equity," but we have already seen what happens when towns run by "diversity and inclusion" try to run a sanitation system.
Posted by: Homer's Donuts at December 07, 2021


***
I call it "Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity" = DIE.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 11:50 AM (txdEq)

208 199
It's highly unlikely the civilian population in this country will be able to mount a "Solidarity" type movement as the Poles did decades ago unless we forego the use of technology and do it the old fashioned way.

__________

The Poles had the unifying force of the Catholic Church. We have no such institution that I recognize.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2021 11:49 AM (6NwTS)

Odds are that a successful right-wing revolt (which I think will happen) would fail to establish a stable government as a consequence. Warlords as the stage after.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 07, 2021 11:51 AM (z5Vrg)

209
I don't see my cheese factory as an extension of myself. Get over it. Just part of living in a city.

Posted by: Le Seth Rogen at December 07, 2021 11:51 AM (2ABQr)

210 175 I heard a radio ad recently that mentioned "Buy black" at the end.
Sounds racist.

Posted by: Just Wondering at December 07, 2021 11:42 AM (pL/4C)

-----

We killed our TV over a decade ago, and I gave up streaming sports totally when they all went #Woke in 2020.

However, my cousin's son started his first college football game (as a freshman) at QB for a team in the FCS (formerly Division I-AA) championship bracket last Saturday -- and I wanted to watch if I could. It was broadcast by ESPN+, which I take is a subscription streaming service.

I found a pirated version and was watching the game when a commercial came on for a "non-profit" asking for donations for cancer research. It ended with a statement along the lines of "help us eliminate the unequal disparities in cancer outcomes based on race" or some such twaddle. I almost fell off of my couch. WTAF? Now cancer is racist ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 11:51 AM (mZ3xv)

211 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 07, 2021 11:48 AM (KZzsI)

Christopher, my apologies for not writing back to you on your lovely review of Dreams. Between the bronchitis and the stress of winding down these last 24 days, I haven't been able to concentrate. But you made some very good points I want to address. I will do my best to write to you soon.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 07, 2021 11:51 AM (2JVJo)

212 France tends to revere the creative class - artists, poets, writers, filmmakers. So the elites that are running the country into the ground do see Zemmour, a writer, as much more of a threat then LePen.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 07, 2021 11:52 AM (fs1hN)

213 Which one of the 'ettes wore out poor hector?

Posted by: banana Dream at December 07, 2021 11:53 AM (a1pQd)

214 > Rand Paul and Ted Cruz voted to give medals of honor to the capitol police scum who murdered Ashli Babbitt in cold blood.

Rand Paul has also had Capitol Police end up in a hospital trying to save his life from leftist scum, so maybe things aren't as cut and dried in his experience as they are in yours.

Posted by: me at December 07, 2021 11:53 AM (9p+wn)

215 212 Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 07, 2021 11:52 AM (fs1hN)

Proper society once held that actors and writers were of less social worth than whores.

Posted by: sven at December 07, 2021 11:53 AM (Lzpvj)

216 On the plus side, started my day with a video starring Slovakian model Veronika Rajek.

Classic lines.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at December 07, 2021 11:53 AM (XvPQV)

217 But you made some very good points I want to address. I will do my best to write to you soon.

Take care of yourself first, can't work if you are sick. No worries.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 07, 2021 11:53 AM (KZzsI)

218
Remember when people were warning that the new state religion was atheism allied with Islam?

_________

I've always said that the proof that Islam is a political movement and not a religion is the fervor with which Christophobic hate bigots defend it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2021 11:53 AM (6NwTS)

219

Culver's cheese Kurds rock!

Posted by: Dick Hitzwater at December 07, 2021 11:53 AM (qEGrB)

220 Tesla CEO Elon Musk assailed a $2 trillion social and climate spending bill, saying he's in favor of scrapping the entire package. "Honestly, I would just can this whole bill. Don't pass it," Musk said at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council, which he appeared at virtually. "That's my recommendation."

Posted by: SMOD at December 07, 2021 11:54 AM (RHGPo)

221 All our problems stem from the federal government. They are too removed and insulated from reality.

Abolish the federales and most of our problems disappear.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 07, 2021 11:54 AM (tMjLZ)

222 J'ai un tour d'Eiffel dans mes pantalons.

Posted by: Turk at December 07, 2021 11:54 AM (h5TKJ)

223 Posted by: sven at December 07, 2021 11:49 AM (Lzpvj)

Absolutely, sven. That's why all this talk about "Red Wave!" and "control of the House!" pisses me off no end. No matter what power you give the GOP, it will REFUSE to use it against Democrats. One would think that everyone's eyes would be open after four years of their kneecapping Teh Donald, but some people cannot get off of the 'yay, team red!' bandwagon.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 07, 2021 11:54 AM (2JVJo)

224 I call it "Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity" = DIE.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 11:50 AM (txdEq)
++++
My company side-stepped that problem by replacing "inclusion" with "belonging."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:55 AM (DU+/6)

225 210: Now cancer is racist


No. It's that not enough white people are dying from cancer and if you donate to them, they'll figure out a way to fix that 'disparity'.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 07, 2021 11:55 AM (sAmhv)

226 Am I the only one who is noticing how inept DoJ is? First of all, Garland's memos read like a whiny 8th grader, laundry listing about perceived ills and slights.
Plus, the lose almost everything, states like MO and TX are owning these pussies.
I realize this doesn't stop, or even slow them down, but the failure theater is amazing. Stunning incompetence by...the MOST competent admin, EVAH!

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 07, 2021 11:55 AM (lGrs1)

227 This green-eyed redhead abhors the assault on Western culture and civilization:
https://is.gd/ddv0GF

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:55 AM (DU+/6)

228 I bet the boys in the Kremlin we're slapping Putin on the back and laughing after the Zoom call. Hey ,Vlad, that's it. From now on we call SloJo Chicken Kiev.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 07, 2021 11:56 AM (44x9o)

229 @171

French troops have generally been quite good throughout history. It's the French leaders that have sucked.

Posted by: junior at December 07, 2021 11:56 AM (/rZBw)

230 177 166 162 157 What do you have left if one of Frances sub-Saharan 'guests' detonates themselves in a cheese factory?
Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 11:39 AM (GYllL)

Kurds?
----------
Whey?
De Brie
Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 11:44 AM (GYllL)
***

Brielliant!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 07, 2021 11:56 AM (axyOa)

231 Tesla CEO Elon Musk assailed a $2 trillion social and climate spending bill, saying he's in favor of scrapping the entire package.

And unlike most big tycoons, he's so into electric cars and stuff they can't attack him as a polluting monster who just wants to hurt the environment.

He's a dumbass dope smoker who has less to do with any science or tech than freaking Edison, but people seem to think he's some kind of huge innovator.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 07, 2021 11:57 AM (KZzsI)

232 And yet department stores (remember those) blatantly display their racism with "white sales."
Disgusting.

Posted by: Just Wondering at December 07, 2021 11:57 AM (pL/4C)

233 First they came for the Unvaccinated and I did nothing because I was not unvaccinated.

Glenn Greenwald
@ggreenwald
People who have only received two COVID vaccine shots are gross, and I'm grateful that the Atlantic stepped and bestowed them with a shameful new name -- the Unboosted -- while suggesting they perhaps must be shunned along with their even more filthy brethren: the Unvaccinated.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 07, 2021 11:57 AM (FVME7)

234 What you people are failing to consider is the simple question...

How does any of this get another ten percent for the big guy?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 07, 2021 11:58 AM (Vxu+H)

235 This green-eyed redhead abhors the assault on Western culture and civilization:
https://is.gd/ddv0GF
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 11:55 AM (DU+/6)


My eyes are green too. Together we could make beautiful children. Does she have a trust fund maybe?

Posted by: Diogenes at December 07, 2021 11:58 AM (axyOa)

236 America is too vast to mount a solidarity movement all at once. Revolver times it was easy to send a rider to the next town with meeting instructions. We can't do that now. Without communication established there isn't going to be any change.

Posted by: Megthered at December 07, 2021 11:58 AM (sfWd9)

237 LeCar

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 07, 2021 11:23 AM

My father had a car salesman buddy. He was gonna fix him up real nice. Next thing I know, I'm gettin' dropped off in a Le Car with a fabric sunroof. All the kids are shoutin' at me, "Hey, Le George! Bonjour, Le George! Let's stuff Le George in Le Locker!"

Posted by: George Costanza at December 07, 2021 11:58 AM (Do5/p)

238 221 All our problems stem from the federal government. They are too removed and insulated from reality.

Abolish the federales and most of our problems disappear.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 07, 2021 11:54 AM (tMjLZ)

It'd get us to open conflict sooner but wouldn't reverse the death of marriage and decline of institutions and competence.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 07, 2021 11:59 AM (z5Vrg)

239 223 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 07, 2021 11:54 AM (2JVJo)

In not voting to tug your forelock you are empowering Pelosi to eat children.

I hate that the most you can hope for is a cuck watching liberty get raped but you take what you can get.

Posted by: sven at December 07, 2021 11:59 AM (Lzpvj)

240 Rand Paul has also had Capitol Police end up in a hospital trying to save his life from leftist scum, so maybe things aren't as cut and dried in his experience as they are in yours.
Posted by: me at December 07, 2021 11:53 AM (9p+wn)


So, everything's evened out because they saved his life and took Aslhii's?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 07, 2021 11:59 AM (2JVJo)

241 Have the Russian's tucked tail now after Biden gave Putin the what for. I'm sure the sheer force of Biden's brain alone was enough to back them down.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 07, 2021 11:59 AM (IIAOb)

242 French troops have generally been quite good throughout history. It's the French leaders that have sucked.
Posted by: junior at December 07, 2021 11:56 AM (/rZBw)

And in that respect, Macron is ably upholding tradition.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:59 AM (P3gRi)

243 I'd vote for a honky.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 07, 2021 11:59 AM (63Dwl)

244 French troops have generally been quite good throughout history. It's the French leaders that have sucked.
Posted by: junior at December 07, 2021 11:56 AM (/rZBw)


This.
I worked briefly with a few of them in Desert Storm. Damned fine soldiers.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 07, 2021 12:00 PM (axyOa)

245 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 07, 2021 11:55 AM (lGrs1)

Actually - by demonstrating the DOJ has little actual influence - it is making resistance to all things federal much easier. This used to just be sanctuary leftist enclaves on immigration type of thing, an area the feds actually have authority on; and now red states are taking on the feds over everything, and winning.

Posted by: Black JEM at December 07, 2021 12:00 PM (V6xwG)

246 Remember that stock market crash from last week? Or how about the one a week before? The crashes that set everyones hair on fire. All recouped. Just like all the CNBC and Fox Biz hyperventilating so called crashes are.

Remember that the next time a so called crash happens.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 07, 2021 12:00 PM (WkloY)

247 raising new concerns that the election officials who blocked Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election won't be there the next time around.
Posted by: SMOD at December 07, 2021 11:45 AM (RHGPo)

Yes. Even knowing Perdue is a cuckservative who couldn't beat the Dems, replacing Kemp is still good because it makes examples of traitors. Act as handmaiden to election fraud, or even stop talking about it, and your career in the GOP is over outside a few irrelevancies like the NY or CA GOP.

Posted by: trev006 at December 07, 2021 12:01 PM (Eqkqm)

248 All right, I am going to work and hop out of this thread before I post something ban-worthy.

Always remember, I'm just a dumbass commenter on a smart military blog.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 07, 2021 12:01 PM (2JVJo)

249 233 First they came for the Unvaccinated and I did nothing because I was not unvaccinated.

Glenn Greenwald
@ggreenwald
People who have only received two COVID vaccine shots are gross, and I'm grateful that the Atlantic stepped and bestowed them with a shameful new name -- the Unboosted -- while suggesting they perhaps must be shunned along with their even more filthy brethren: the Unvaccinated.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 07, 2021 11:57 AM (FVME7)

The elite should just go full caste-system and just name all the people they don't like The Untouchables.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 12:02 PM (De/Wj)

250 This French girls beret colors match her shoes.

https://tinyurl.com/2zdy8dnb

Posted by: Capital Eff at December 07, 2021 12:03 PM (GYllL)

251 246 Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 07, 2021 12:00 PM (WkloY)

The stock market is now so divorced from economic reality and so skewed by funny money from "Make it rain!" from the Fed I am past trusting anything on the economy.

Here is the one inarguable truth economically, our leadership class is knowingly hamstrnging the competitiveness of the American people by fucking up our energy sector in the name of Goreon Warming and incentivizing the flight of industry to China by backing things like the drive-by for 15.

There is not a happy ending here.

Posted by: sven at December 07, 2021 12:03 PM (Lzpvj)

252 249:The elite should just go full caste-system and just name all the people they don't like The Untouchables.


They already have one. Deplorables.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 07, 2021 12:03 PM (sAmhv)

253 From what I understand both the "left" and the "right" in Europe are far along the authoritarian scale, making European "right-wing" quite a bit different from American "right-wing".

What too many people (both here and there) seem to miss is that trying to make villains out of what are normally healthy human concerns isn't going to make those concerns go away.

Posted by: Synova at December 07, 2021 12:04 PM (BD/yx)

254 Why anyone thinks those two grifting, lying, blowhard assholes are eager to do anything that might threaten their phony-baloney jobs is a mystery to me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 07, 2021 11:47 AM (2JVJo)

Normalcy bias. You see it everyday, sadly, without getting too specific. And people will zealously defend their delusions and hold out hope in the face of all evidence to contrary. I haven't figured out how to reach those types.

Posted by: flounder at December 07, 2021 12:04 PM (SH2Zi)

255 >>> He's a dumbass dope smoker who has less to do with any science or tech than freaking Edison, but people seem to think he's some kind of huge innovator.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 07, 2021 11:57 AM (KZzsI)

No, he's fairly hands on in the details of engineering, development and planning I've found. More so than many other CEOs of companies his size. He's even more involved than lower division presidents of many companies.

Posted by: banana Dream at December 07, 2021 12:05 PM (a1pQd)

256 Nood

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 07, 2021 12:07 PM (eGTCV)

257 The elite should just go full caste-system and just name all the people they don't like The Untouchables.


They already have one. Deplorables.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 07, 2021 12:03 PM


But did the untouchables have a kickass cookbook? No, they did not.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 07, 2021 12:07 PM (m+jkK)

258 The power of President Trump's endorsement nationwide; today the Las Vegas polling firm SoCo Strategies polling showed that President Trump is a dominant force in Congressional Primaries across the country. _prnewswire.com

Posted by: Braenyard at December 07, 2021 12:08 PM (bW5jA)

259 And unlike most big tycoons, he's so into electric cars and stuff they can't attack him as a polluting monster who just wants to hurt the environment.

He's a dumbass dope smoker who has less to do with any science or tech than freaking Edison, but people seem to think he's some kind of huge innovator.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


I gotta cut him some slack. Getting a used rocket to land upright on a floating barge is something. Where he did it or paid people to do it, it's still an accomplishment.

Our best and brightest, after 50 years, are still lucky they're only hitting the ocean.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 12:08 PM (M4qcY)

260 @253

The difference between the European right and left tends to revolve around nationalism versus internationalism. The European right is much more socialist than the American right.

Posted by: junior at December 07, 2021 12:09 PM (/rZBw)

261 > So, everything's evened out because they saved his life and took Aslhii's?

Did he give them a medal for killing her?

Posted by: me at December 07, 2021 12:11 PM (9p+wn)

262 He's a dumbass dope smoker who has less to do with any science or tech than freaking Edison, but people seem to think he's some kind of huge innovator.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
-----------------

Sometimes you string words together just to see how they look. practice practice

Posted by: Braenyard at December 07, 2021 12:11 PM (bW5jA)

263 The Poles had the unifying force of the Catholic Church. We have no such institution that I recognize.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2021 11:49 AM (6NwTS)
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I am the church! Bow down before me extreme alt right winger! And wear your mask!

Posted by: Lord Fauci at December 07, 2021 12:12 PM (vbaSG)

264 Best line in the speech: Doctor Strangeloves of gender theory

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 07, 2021 12:12 PM (5HBd1)

265 WTAF? Now cancer is racist ...

-----

Neglected to mention that I shouldn't have been surprised given the #FakeNews hysteria headlines some weeks ago that "climate change" was killing millions worldwide annually -- with POCs hardest hit.

To which I declared that The Sun was now a racist white supremacist ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 12:12 PM (mZ3xv)

266 Lemon Pledge Nood.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at December 07, 2021 12:13 PM (ZTr1A)

267 I worked for a French company for 5 years overseas. Spent a lot of time in France. This was back in the late 1970s. The company was great. We had 6 weeks vacation a year and they paid for expats trip home. They paid for all Medical care, 100%. They paid a percent of your salary into a profit sharing account, all their money.

They were, outwardly, a snooty bunch but a lot of fun when you got to know them. I give the French a lot credit for the Enlightenment but also ,alas, for Postmodernism. Would live there.

Posted by: Javems at December 07, 2021 12:15 PM (AmoqO)

268 I give up.

Posted by: Javems at December 07, 2021 12:15 PM (AmoqO)

269 Bon Jour:

Allons enfants de la Patrie !!!

Posted by: 11B40 at December 07, 2021 12:17 PM (uuklp)

270 "It is odd that all other cultures are celebrated, but the most successful one; the one that has brought the world most of its wonders, is mocked and minimized and demonized."

When failure is rewarded & success denigrated as 'privilege' . . .

Posted by: aelfheld at December 07, 2021 03:48 PM (Zy9Yy)

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