John Hayward: NeverTrump Supports Authoritarianism While Pretending to Fight It.

I point this out a lot.

NeverTrump continues not only defending but urging on the Deep State to assume a completely unconstitutional role as the "fourth branch of government," exercising a veto power over any president not put on the Approved List by upper middle class college educated whites, such as NeverTrumpers themselves.

And they continue supporting fascist measures like government-corporate collusion to censor and punish anyone who resists them.

And they claim they're doing this all, to, ahem, "fight Trump's authoritarianism."

Trump has authoritarian impulses, they claim, which therefore justifies their actual, in-fact authoritarianism to stop his hypothetical authoritarianism.



John Hayward
@Doc_0

For all the howling about Trump's "authoritarian tendencies," there is no question whatsoever that Americans were more free during his term, and it's a safe bet they would become more free if he runs and defeats Joe Biden in 2024.
John Hayward

This is one reason the NeverTrumpers can't connect with any significant portion of the Republican electorate. They're getting real authoritarianism shoved down their throats right now. The Dems just stole another trillion dollars from them with a fraud "inflation reduction" bill.

All of the money Democrats stole will be devoted to cracking down on the American people, reducing their freedoms, taking more of their money away, forcibly reducing their "carbon footprints" by making their lives worse, and pushing collectivist ideology.

We're living in a time when fascist government/corporate speech control partnerships are the order of the day. The ruling party doesn't even try all that hard to disguise its censorship orders to corporate lackeys. Meanwhile, the bureaucracy is utterly weaponized against us.

A growing number of issues are taken out of our hands. We're told we're no longer allowed to vote on matters "settled" by "expert consensus." The bureaucracy we never get to vote against, which can fight back against even our elected representatives, grows bigger and richer.

Trump didn't do those things to us. He wasn't thinking about ways to make the American people smaller by making the State bigger. He wasn't busy weaponizing every federal office to go after his enemies. Frankly, he didn't pay *enough* attention to the Permanent State.

And if Trump tried to do any of the things Biden's handlers are doing to us, the Permanent State and DNC Media would have gone to war to stop him. I assure you they wouldn't have shrugged indifferently if his White House was dashing off censorship orders to Big Tech.

It's a sad commentary on our corrupt system that you have to put a Republican in the White House if you want adversarial media coverage, or bureaucratic checks and balances against executive power. At least the growth of authoritarianism slows a little.

But Trump deserves more credit than just being flummoxed by a system that didn't want his hand on the levers of authoritarian power. He didn't devote his administration to attacking and subjugating the American people, like Biden does. He didn't try to make us smaller.

He didn't work from the assumption that every problem in America is the fault of its damnable people, the way Dems do. He wasn't obsessed with creating a punitive State or putting America last on the world stage. He didn't have the contempt for us that pumps the Left's blood.

Trump's final legacy achievement was the Dobbs Supreme Court - a decision that is absolutely and unquestionably a flourishing of freedom, despite all hysterical shrieking to the contrary, for it returns a vital issue to the states and the people, where it always belonged.

I wish Trump would have focused more intently on expanding freedom and slashing the authoritarian state, especially in the perilous days of the pandemic. I would have liked that to be the laser focus of his campaign: a Great Reset that makes us more free and prosperous, not less.

But Trump was no authoritarian during his first term, especially not compared to the gang currently running America into the ground. He could have done more to fight it, especially during the pandemic - but if he won in 2020, the State would undoubtedly be smaller today. /end

I hate these people and I will cheer when they get what's coming to them.

Posted by: Ace at 02:20 PM




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1 first.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 02:19 PM (bVYXr)

2 Where is everyone?

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 02:22 PM (bVYXr)

3 Chuy!

Posted by: Axeman at August 17, 2022 02:22 PM (krQz2)

4 I will be stunned if they get what's coming to them

Posted by: CN, the deer-hater at August 17, 2022 02:23 PM (Zzbjj)

5 Technocracy > Democracy

Posted by: NeverTrump, Inc. at August 17, 2022 02:23 PM (bhRsz)

6 I like Heyward

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at August 17, 2022 02:24 PM (53oGX)

7 Meepo meepo.

YEEEEETO GRANDE!

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 17, 2022 02:24 PM (dV80I)

8 >>>I will be stunned if they get what's coming to them
Posted by: CN, the deer-hater at August 17, 2022 02:23 PM (Zzbjj)


Assuredly they will.

Maybe not in this life, but definitely in the next.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 17, 2022 02:24 PM (bhRsz)

9 Can you really go wrong w/ Doc_0? Not often.

Posted by: Scott_T at August 17, 2022 02:25 PM (2waQ7)

10 Well that was a surprise flip.

Posted by: Ciampino -- had a few that became professional students at August 17, 2022 02:25 PM (qfLjt)

11
I hate these people and I will cheer when they get what's coming to them.

-------

This is the only thing I look forward to on the path we're heading down.

At some point along the way, these sniveling Mensheviks will get the full treatment.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 17, 2022 02:25 PM (IXpV7)

12 What has Trump said; what bills has he promoted; what executive orders has he signed that promote authoritarianism? I'd like specifics.

Posted by: NLurker at August 17, 2022 02:26 PM (eGTCV)

13 I don't think they're ever going to get what's coming to them. At least not in this lifetime.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at August 17, 2022 02:26 PM (es0Dj)

14 Meepo meepo.

YEEEEETO GRANDE!


REPO REPO Beat off blandly?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at August 17, 2022 02:26 PM (ZSK0i)

15 I threw up in my mouth last night when Andy McCarthy showed up on Gutfeld! You can just see the cuck flowing from his skin.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 17, 2022 02:27 PM (QYPq3)

16 Spot on.

Posted by: Axeman at August 17, 2022 02:27 PM (krQz2)

17 >>> 8 >>>I will be stunned if they get what's coming to them
Posted by: CN, the deer-hater at August 17, 2022 02:23 PM (Zzbjj)


Assuredly they will.

Maybe not in this life, but definitely in the next.
Posted by: Dr. T at August 17, 2022 02:24 PM (bhRsz)

This.

Maybe they'll get a Sri Lankan Block Party, maybe not; they'll get some form of unpleasant surprise.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 02:27 PM (llON8)

18 Trump's authoritarianism? What a laugh. If you want to know what the left is up to, just note what they are accusing Trump of.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 17, 2022 02:27 PM (QSjkU)

19 There is no authoritarianism taking place at my compound, I assure you. Now, if you want to talk about sanctimony...

Posted by: David French of the French Davidians at August 17, 2022 02:27 PM (TNyrE)

20
Yeah, the Uniparty is Totalitarian.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 02:27 PM (jmDe3)

21
It's not socialism we have to worry about.

It's been Totalitarianism all along.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 02:28 PM (jmDe3)

22 I want an Avenging Angel as our next President to return us to the Constitutional Republic we once were. I fear that if we don't at least start down that path, CW is an extremely probable result.


Posted by: Archer at August 17, 2022 02:28 PM (gmo/4)

23 You will eat ze boogz!

You will own nathing!

Posted by: WEF at August 17, 2022 02:28 PM (llON8)

24 It's hard to believe Doc Zero/ Steven Hayward started out writing comments at Hot Air.

He made the comments section readable, though.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 17, 2022 02:28 PM (5pTK/)

25 >>>I hate these people and I will cheer when they get what's coming to them.

We're gonna need a bigger boat.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 17, 2022 02:28 PM (yHsuS)

26 The fourth branch of government has been the most powerful and invasive for quite some time.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 02:28 PM (b2nrj)

27 I support revenge

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 17, 2022 02:29 PM (XvPQV)

28
Yeah, it's always been ridiculous... Trump was a lone dissenter in a sea of Party men. He had no capacity for "authoritarianism."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 17, 2022 02:29 PM (IXpV7)

29 What makes it worse is that we have to pay for our own destruction.

Sort of like the CCP charging people for the bullet that went into the head of their child.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 17, 2022 02:29 PM (lTGtQ)

30 >>> 21
It's not socialism we have to worry about.

It's been Totalitarianism all along.
Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 02:28 PM (jmDe3)

You can't have the first without the second. Who's going to make everyone SHARE?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 02:29 PM (llON8)

31 >>>It's not socialism we have to worry about.

It's been Totalitarianism all along.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 02:28 PM (jmDe3)

Biggest threats are assho'es. So, yeah, totalitarians & karens.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 17, 2022 02:29 PM (QYPq3)

32 It's hard to believe Doc Zero/ Steven Hayward started out writing comments at Hot Air.


Meh. He's no allahpundit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 17, 2022 02:29 PM (guGkK)

33 It's not socialism we have to worry about.

It's been Totalitarianism all along.
Posted by: Soothsayer

Yep. I’ve been saying this for a while. None of them are really left wing. They are power hungry fascists. They just jumped onto the left wing to advance their goals. But they give no shits about anything left or right. It’s all about power.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (Wjl3P)

34 >>I don't think they're ever going to get what's coming to them. At least not in this lifetime.

Some will, some won't. But if history has taught us anything it's the left won't be in power forever. At some point they will be defeated.

Not a matter of if just when.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (ZLI7S)

35 Trump has authoritarian impulses, they claim, which therefore justifies their actual, in-fact authoritarianism to stop his hypothetical authoritarianism.
++++
They are not opposed to tyranny, they merely wish to be the tyrants.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (WWh8n)

36 8 >>>I will be stunned if they get what's coming to them
Posted by: CN, the deer-hater at August 17, 2022 02:23 PM (Zzbjj)

Assuredly they will.

Maybe not in this life, but definitely in the next.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 17, 2022 02:24 PM (bhRsz)
----
The problem with that philosophy is twp-fold:
1. Justice needs to be seen to be done;
2. For the non-religious/no afterlife believers it is no consolation.
Addendum: their spouses and offspring benefit anyway. (hence the razed earth of ancient times).

Posted by: Ciampino -- keep looking over your shoulder at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (qfLjt)

37 We must force you to let us surgically mutilate your children to defeat authoritarianism!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (FVME7)

38 CW is an extremely probable result.

Posted by: Archer at August 17, 2022 02:28 PM (gmo/4)

Ask yourself, "What would I do if I knew CW was to commence tomorrow?" Then do that.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (yHsuS)

39 I usually like what's coming for me...if it's a phallic shaped object- The Rick Wilson

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (m7R0k)

40 23 can't these antique motherfuckers die, already. Strokes, MIs, e coli?

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (Zzbjj)

41 The sad part is NeverTrump wouldn't even look at Doc_0s thread, and if they did, they would take glee at seeing their names in lights.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 17, 2022 02:31 PM (XSRBF)

42 But Trump was no authoritarian during his first term, especially not compared to the gang currently running America into the ground. He could have done more to fight it, especially during the pandemic - but if he won in 2020, the State would undoubtedly be smaller today.
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That's a big claim. His EO (reversed by Biden) to reclassify a bunch of federal employees may well have helped, but given the state of the government, I don't see it shrinking until it shrinks all at once to nearly nothing in the wake of collapse.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 02:31 PM (WWh8n)

43 And yes, I do consider the entire DNC to be NeverTrump. I include Pence, Romney, McConnell, Kristol, French, Boot, Goldberg as part of the DNC.

Posted by: democrats: Raping The Children We Cannot Kill Since 1973! at August 17, 2022 02:31 PM (jV+aN)

44 "I say and maintain, that of all torcheculs, arsewisps, bumfodders, tail-napkins, bunghole cleansers, and wipe-breeches, there is none in the world comparable to the neck of a goose, that is well downed, if you hold her head betwixt your legs. And believe me therein upon mine honour, for you will thereby feel in your nockhole a most wonderful pleasure, both in regard of the softness of the said down and of the temporate heat of the goose, which is easily communicated to the bum-gut and the rest of the inwards, in so far as to come even to the regions of the heart and brains. "

Gargantua/Chapter XIII

https://bityl.co/DsMK

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 17, 2022 02:28 PM (yQpMk)

Posted by: G'rump928(c) repeats himself at August 17, 2022 02:31 PM (yQpMk)

45 Excuse me? Did you not hear the testimony THAT TRUMP LUNGED FOR A STEERING WHEEL?!?!

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at August 17, 2022 02:31 PM (FETwG)

46 Mind you, Wuhan Flu authoritarianism started under Trump.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 17, 2022 02:31 PM (XvPQV)

47 James Freeman today points out in todays WSJ that the secret sauce holding Democrats together while Schumer negotiated with Manchin on their spendapalooza bill was...Bill Gates.

The WEF billionaire, outclassed only by Soros in his evil, personally lobbied Manchin for months, by which I mean he paid or agree to pay Manchin.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at August 17, 2022 02:31 PM (hkZDC)

48 40 23 can't these antique motherfuckers die, already. Strokes, MIs, e coli?
Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (Zzbjj)

Only the good die young, supposedly.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 17, 2022 02:32 PM (XvPQV)

49 Anyone who ever watched more than two minutes of one of Trump's live public roundtables where he brought people of all perspectives in to air grievances or discuss an issue would know the authoritarian thing is a bold faced lie.

Yes anyone can do a roundtable but Trump listened carefully and then offered solutions which would satisfy all the parties and then set about implementing those solutions. And he did it without rehearsal.

So yes the Nazi Leftards are lying when they say Trump is an authoritarian because they know the truth. That he was in fact far too nice and honorable a leader.

And anyone who says Trump is dumb etc obviously never watched one, or they're a lying sack of shit too. He was nothing short of impressive - the attendees always said so, and as a viewer you couldn't help but notice - and he did it all as the most powerful man in the world.

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 02:32 PM (feqn2)

50 Trump's authoritarianism? What a laugh. If you want to know what the left is up to, just note what they are accusing Trump of.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 17, 2022 02:27 PM


The left and never Trumpers were pi$$ed that Trump refused to lock down the Country for covid and left that decision to the States and they bitched about it daily, yet they claim he is/was an authoritarian monster. Insanity is not just a river in Egypt.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 02:32 PM (bVYXr)

51 >>> 42 But Trump was no authoritarian during his first term, especially not compared to the gang currently running America into the ground. He could have done more to fight it, especially during the pandemic - but if he won in 2020, the State would undoubtedly be smaller today.
++++
That's a big claim. His EO (reversed by Biden) to reclassify a bunch of federal employees may well have helped, but given the state of the government, I don't see it shrinking until it shrinks all at once to nearly nothing in the wake of collapse.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 02:31 PM (WWh8n)

I would prefer to see it shrink under the impact of SMOD.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 02:32 PM (llON8)

52 33 It's not socialism we have to worry about.

It's been Totalitarianism all along.
Posted by: Soothsayer

Yep. I’ve been saying this for a while. None of them are really left wing. They are power hungry fascists. They just jumped onto the left wing to advance their goals. But they give no shits about anything left or right. It’s all about power.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (Wjl3P)

Strictly speaking I don't think any communist countries have been run by orthodox Marxists. Communist movements have been more generally the banner of the aristocracy than any proletarian movement. But does that make it somehow not left-wing? Certainly they have consistently opposed traditional morality.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 02:32 PM (b2nrj)

53 I support revenge

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 17, 2022 02:29 PM (XvPQV)

Out: Victory Tits!

In: Revenge Boobs.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 17, 2022 02:32 PM (yHsuS)

54 Some will, some won't. But if history has taught us anything it's the left won't be in power forever. At some point they will be defeated.

Not a matter of if just when.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (ZLI7S)

The left has been in power for 100 years, with a few interruptions like the 8 years of Reagan. And even the. The left just shared power, it didn’t really lose power.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 17, 2022 02:32 PM (Wjl3P)

55 In: Revenge Boobs.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 17, 2022 02:32 PM (yHsuS)

*perks up*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 17, 2022 02:33 PM (XvPQV)

56 It's not tyranny when they do it.

Posted by: blaster at August 17, 2022 02:33 PM (Uzylu)

57 can't these antique motherfuckers die, already. Strokes, MIs, e coli?

rope burn, lead poisoning

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 17, 2022 02:33 PM (ppBhU)

58 Willowed:
This is the problem with Common Core. They are trying to apply something that gifted students perform to "regular" students under the guise that it will make everyone gifted.

It doesn't.

If a teacher cannot relate the lesson to the students in a form they can comprehend they cannot be a great teacher.
Posted by: Inogame


Yo! If Deshwan has a kilo, and he needs $30,000 to pay his dealer, how many times does he have to step on it to make the $30,000k with a 12% profit? Yo!

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 02:33 PM (LNtgV)

59
A mass resurgence of Liberalism *might* save the republic.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 02:33 PM (jmDe3)

60 42 But Trump was no authoritarian during his first term, especially not compared to the gang currently running America into the ground. He could have done more to fight it, especially during the pandemic - but if he won in 2020, the State would undoubtedly be smaller today.
++++
That's a big claim. His EO (reversed by Biden) to reclassify a bunch of federal employees may well have helped, but given the state of the government, I don't see it shrinking until it shrinks all at once to nearly nothing in the wake of collapse.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 02:31 PM (WWh8n)

If Trump somehow peacefully succeeded in ending millions of sinecures, I think it would be historically unprecedented. Hence I think it unlikely. But within the system, he's trying all potential avenues.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 02:34 PM (b2nrj)

61 I have a few ideas...

Posted by: Augusto Pinochet at August 17, 2022 02:34 PM (hkZDC)

62 I am always amazed when people talk about Trump's accomplishments that they never mention is unbelievable and yes historic! peace agreements.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 17, 2022 02:34 PM (8GBH4)

63 51 come on. SMOD!!!

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 02:34 PM (Zzbjj)

64 By the way, Timcast IRL yesterday has a rather interesting interview with Derek Harvey.

Derek Harvey one of the things Harvey says, during the broadcast, is that he was sitting in a meeting with Mattis, Brennan and Tillerson, I think it was. Anyway, he was behind the three, and the three were lying to PDT. According to Harvey, he was shaking his head no, while the three were lying, and President Trump was picking up on the signals and pushing the three.

Deep state just has to deep state.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 17, 2022 02:34 PM (5pTK/)

65 'bumfodder' is a term used too infrequently.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 17, 2022 02:34 PM (yQpMk)

66 Hell, I still hate every person who signed the National Review "Against Trump" cover. People I really liked - Dana Loesch, Thomas Sowell, Ben Domenech (briefly) - are still dead to me. No matter how they try to make amends.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 17, 2022 02:34 PM (XSRBF)

67 Hayward's words make me really sad. Because every word is true. And now, here we are on the march toward everything that our country used to stand against and was founded upon.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 17, 2022 02:34 PM (sVtYq)

68 Yo! If Deshwan has a kilo, and he needs $30,000 to pay his dealer, how many times does he have to step on it to make the $30,000k with a 12% profit? Yo!
Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 02:33 PM (LNtgV)

Unfortunately, this is completely accurate.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 17, 2022 02:34 PM (QSjkU)

69 That's a big claim. His EO (reversed by Biden) to reclassify a bunch of federal employees may well have helped, but given the state of the government, I don't see it shrinking until it shrinks all at once to nearly nothing in the wake of collapse.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


True but that wasn't until the last year or so. I don't fault him for not knowing about Sec F, I fault him for not hiring staff that did know about it and were eager to deploy it with a thousand other measures.

Rinse Preibus for fuck's sake? His chief of staff was the definition of a swamp maggot.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 17, 2022 02:35 PM (IEa8U)

70 As always, the Left projects onto us what they actually are doing.

Posted by: LASue at August 17, 2022 02:35 PM (Ed8Zd)

71 I hate these people and I will cheer when they get what's coming to them.

Posted by Ace

Ditto X 1E infinity.

But I don't think we'll see it in our lifetime.....

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornistan at August 17, 2022 02:35 PM (VTR7G)

72 I like the left side of the Republican party and the right side of the Democrat party - Musk

Feck this guy and his electric spaceships.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 17, 2022 02:35 PM (m7R0k)

73 >>The left has been in power for 100 years, with a few interruptions like the 8 years of Reagan. And even the. The left just shared power, it didn’t really lose power.

Nobody has really fought back. There have been few people like Trump in the 100 years and not many citizens who backed them.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 17, 2022 02:35 PM (ZLI7S)

74 My version is they have all joined the Fascist club

Posted by: Skip at August 17, 2022 02:35 PM (k8B25)

75 Doc Zero done it. DJT just lost the authoritarian vote.

Posted by: Filesystem /gp Dismounted at August 17, 2022 02:35 PM (qpX6U)

76 And this is my issue with Republicans, they have no plan to fight back. Why isn't there a very simple statement saying we will cut certain budgets or ensure that no spending can be used for climate fraud? How about- we are going to rescind all that money allocated for IRS agents- so don't get comfortable.

They are always on their back foot because a principled stand isn't innate to them.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 02:35 PM (VpIIl)

77 >>>By the way, Timcast IRL yesterday has a rather interesting interview with Derek Harvey.

Derek Harvey one of the things Harvey says, during the broadcast, is that he was sitting in a meeting with Mattis, Brennan and Tillerson, I think it was. Anyway, he was behind the three, and the three were lying to PDT. According to Harvey, he was shaking his head no, while the three were lying, and President Trump was picking up on the signals and pushing the three.

Deep state just has to deep state.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 17, 2022 02:34 PM (5pTK/)

DH also has a great sense of humor. Very understated, but lethal.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 17, 2022 02:36 PM (QYPq3)

78 71. We'll have little Ivanka begging him to make nice with the scorpions.

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 02:36 PM (Zzbjj)

79
'bumfodder' is a term used too infrequently.
Posted by: G'rump928


Concur.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 02:36 PM (jmDe3)

80 @49, the lie of "Trump being dumb" should long ago have been put to rest when EU leaders laughed at PDT when he told them they needed to get their energy house in order.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 17, 2022 02:36 PM (5pTK/)

81 Righteous rant.

Love Doc Zero ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 17, 2022 02:36 PM (tnKaP)

82 I hate these people and I will cheer when they get what's coming to them.

Posted by Ace

I predict tar and feather shortages.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 17, 2022 02:38 PM (FVME7)

83 >>>Nobody has really fought back. There have been few people like Trump in the 100 years and not many citizens who backed them.

Posted by: JackStraw


And the GOPe were never any help to him.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 17, 2022 02:38 PM (XSRBF)

84 NeverTrumpers will never admit they are wrong because they know better and are so smart and shit.

They are whores in pay of the Deep State.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 17, 2022 02:38 PM (X/UGK)

85 It's hard to believe Doc Zero/ Steven Hayward started out writing comments at Hot Air.

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John Hayward.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 17, 2022 02:38 PM (tnKaP)

86 John Hayward.
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 17, 2022 02:38 PM (tnKaP)
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Dammit!

Wrong again, as per usual.

Sigh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 17, 2022 02:39 PM (5pTK/)

87
What's this kraut word mean?

Krankenwagen.

And this kraut word?

Naturwissenschaften.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 02:40 PM (jmDe3)

88 >>> 66 Hell, I still hate every person who signed the National Review "Against Trump" cover. People I really liked - Dana Loesch, Thomas Sowell, Ben Domenech (briefly) - are still dead to me. No matter how they try to make amends.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 17, 2022 02:34 PM (XSRBF)

Sowell is part of that clown show? Really???

Disappointing...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 02:40 PM (llON8)

89 "I hate these people and I will cheer when they get what's coming to them."

Gulags? Lampposts? ? I think we are still in the "Bread-n-Circuses" phase. When the Sri Lanka phase hits, let me know. No sure when or if that will happen? Trump was the Gracchus Brothers, a negotiator. Is Sulla already here?

Posted by: Ganowicz Commie Exterminators, LTD. at August 17, 2022 02:40 PM (9etX0)

90 "I will cheer when they get what's coming to them."

You mean "what they deserve." As for 'what's coming to them,' that's gonna be money and power prolly.

Posted by: Filesystem /gp Dismounted at August 17, 2022 02:40 PM (qpX6U)

91 They are always on their back foot because a principled stand isn't innate to them.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 02:35 PM (VpIIl)

They are part of the same facade of representative republic that keeps people and their pitchforks and torches comfortably separated, while they loot the treasury and rip off main street in the markets.

Sadly, it seems that too few people have caught on after the displays of the last decade.

I'm old enough to remember all the phony repeal obamacare bills, that gosh darn it, we need that next level of power to pass.

Why do people keep falling for this?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 17, 2022 02:40 PM (yHsuS)

92 "But if history has taught us anything it's the left won't be in power forever. At some point they will be defeated."

it is not just "the left", imo that is mostly the smokescreen for the globalists. These globalists have steadily gained power at least since post WW2, probably since 1913 when they jammed the Fed Reserve into power.

The Wokeism/Leftism is mostly their stealth WMD.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 17, 2022 02:41 PM (Cus5s)

93 Look, Phat: You can't blame me for any authoritarian stuff. I was on vacation!

Posted by: Preezy Droolcup at August 17, 2022 02:41 PM (sWM8x)

94 >>>Sowell is part of that clown show? Really???

Disappointing...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket


He was the final signee on the cover.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 17, 2022 02:41 PM (XSRBF)

95 Krankenwagen is an ambulance. The 2nd word is natural wisdom stuff?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 17, 2022 02:41 PM (yQpMk)

96
Where's Garrett been?

Did he see the interview between him and Ace?

https://youtu.be/p--GfVXfNa0?t=10

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 02:42 PM (jmDe3)

97 "but if he won had not been cheated out of a victory in 2020, the State would undoubtedly be smaller today."

I believe this is true. I think a second Trump victory would have pushed the nevertrump GOP into the shadows and made the waverers and sneaky gits at least pretend to get along with him and help his agenda along the second time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 02:42 PM (Ivdso)

98 The transnational elite the Left and the GOPe support opposes representative government - hell go listen to Schwab yourself.

The GOPe though has used "standing on principle while doing nothing" as the easiest way to usher in the totalitarian technocracy the WEF types want.

In response to the last attempt of some crazy German to take over the world we declared a war and bombed the hell out of Europe. The current GOPe class complains endlessly about "mean tweets" and someone saying the word "p*ssy"

Posted by: 18-1 at August 17, 2022 02:43 PM (ESjRY)

99 Ah, google says natural science.

So smart stuff is "science".

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 17, 2022 02:43 PM (yQpMk)

100 83. They actively thwarted him, investigated him, and reneged on all their promises to the people. Ryan announced heveould not work with him, and didn't

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 02:43 PM (Zzbjj)

101 A bit of John "Uncle Fester" Fetterman's history just came out. In 2013 he chased down a jogger and confronted him with a shotgun because Fetterman suspected the man had fired a gun near his home.

https://bit.ly/3wbxFN2

The story sounds off to me. Fetterman is very fat here, and he's chasing down someone who is out jogging? I know not every jogger is fit, but it's hard to picture this man successfully chasing anyone down.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 17, 2022 02:43 PM (eyxn4)

102 of course.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 17, 2022 02:43 PM (yQpMk)

103 I hate these people and I will cheer when they get what's coming to them.

That's a terrible thing to say.

Posted by: Methos at August 17, 2022 02:43 PM (kOpft)

104 I believe this is true. I think a second Trump victory would have pushed the nevertrump GOP into the shadows and made the waverers and sneaky gits at least pretend to get along with him and help his agenda along the second time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 02:42 PM (Ivdso)

Nah. They are sneaky little shits like Neidermeyer. They would have claimed credit and attempted to ingratiate themselves.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 17, 2022 02:44 PM (yHsuS)

105
Krankenwagen is an ambulance. The 2nd word is natural wisdom stuff?
Posted by: G'rump928


Excellent.

Good deduction on the second word. Science = Naturwissenschaften.

And who says Germans over-engineer everything...

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 02:44 PM (jmDe3)

106 >>>A bit of John "Uncle Fester" Fetterman's history just came out. In 2013 he chased down a jogger and confronted him with a shotgun because Fetterman suspected the man had fired a gun near his home.


If I recall, he pointed a shotgun at a black man and told him to get out of "his neighborhood."

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 17, 2022 02:44 PM (XSRBF)

107 Can a pamphleteer be an authoritarian, or does he have to be a novel-length author? Are there any openings for blurbitarians?

Posted by: Filesystem /gp Dismounted at August 17, 2022 02:44 PM (qpX6U)

108 Did he see the interview between him and Ace?

https://youtu.be/p--GfVXfNa0?t=10


Can't trick me...Ace is way hairier then that. Shorter too.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 17, 2022 02:44 PM (ESjRY)

109 100 83. They actively thwarted him, investigated him, and reneged on all their promises to the people. Ryan announced heveould not work with him, and didn't
Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 02:43 PM (Zzbjj)

Remember all the "regular order" promises?

Posted by: Thrawn at August 17, 2022 02:45 PM (Rl7KJ)

110 @47 Huck Hollywood-I've pointed out the connection of Bill Gates and Manchin. Bill Gates through his company TerraPower is building a nuke power plant in Wyoming. Joe Manchin is pro-nuclear power. Manchin supports nuclear clean green energy. All you haver to do is google Joe Manchin nuclear power and read the shit that pops up. Gates along with Buffets PacifiCorp are up to their necks in lithium extraction in SoCal/Salton Sea. Wish I was good as other commenters/cobs explaining and linking this stuff. All you have to do is look and it is obvious what is going on and who's pulling the strings.

Some commenters balk at when I say watch the left and some of the enviros flip on nuclear energy. Go do a little footwork, you can see it coming. Only way it's going to support their agenda at ridding the world of fossil based fuels and have a functioning economy/society.......nuclear power.

Posted by: JROD at August 17, 2022 02:45 PM (0jZnq)

111 What's this kraut word mean?

Krankenwagen.


Knottenrunning.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 02:45 PM (LNtgV)

112 Why don't we just say it like it is...NeverTrump = NeverErect.

Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 02:45 PM (dCxaZ)

113 They would have claimed credit and attempted to ingratiate themselves.

Which would mean that they were not fighting against him and trying to get rid of him for 4 years like last time. They'd have felt the pressure of voters, I think, and pretended to be friendly instead of actively being hostile.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 02:45 PM (Ivdso)

114 I just can’t seem to forgive Trump for allowing himself to be steamrolled by Scarf-Face Birx and Fauci Frankenstein. Every day they made him look impotent and weak.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at August 17, 2022 02:46 PM (zjVy3)

115 "Krankenwagen."

Degenerate car. E.g., an Audi.

Posted by: Filesystem /gp Dismounted at August 17, 2022 02:46 PM (qpX6U)

116 Ferinstance - When DeSantis announced the vets as teachers program I saw some Nevertrumper instantly denounce it as "authoritarian." How, exactly, is lessening government requirements "authoritarian?"

Posted by: 29Victor at August 17, 2022 02:46 PM (2FeAz)

117 Some commenters balk at when I say watch the left and some of the enviros flip on nuclear energy. Go do a little footwork, you can see it coming. Only way it's going to support their agenda at ridding the world of fossil based fuels and have a functioning economy/society.......nuclear power.
Posted by: JROD at August 17, 2022 02:45 PM (0jZnq)

German "Greens": "Nein, nein - nuke energy is nicht gut ; we need more windmills and solar panels and hydrogen from Canada."

Posted by: Thrawn at August 17, 2022 02:46 PM (Rl7KJ)

118 And who says Germans over-engineer everything...
Posted by: Soothsayer


They definitely over engineer spelling.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 02:47 PM (LNtgV)

119 "I hate these people and I will cheer when they get what's coming to them."

I cheer your optimism, but what do you think is "coming" to them? All I see coming to them is additional money and power or at the very least nice fat pensions and cushy post-government jobs. If this is what is coming to them, can I please have some?

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 17, 2022 02:47 PM (iFTx/)

120 Some commenters balk at when I say watch the left and some of the enviros flip on nuclear energy. Go do a little footwork, you can see it coming. Only way it's going to support their agenda at ridding the world of fossil based fuels and have a functioning economy/society.......nuclear power.
Posted by: JROD at August 17, 2022 02:45 PM (0jZnq)

Most of the left doesn't care to have a functioning economy/society.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 02:47 PM (b2nrj)

121 If I recall, he pointed a shotgun at a black man and told him to get out of "his neighborhood."

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 17, 2022 02:44 PM (XSRBF)


I'm voting in my own private election prior to November.

I vote for the Mother of All Strokes to take this boss gremlin out.

Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 02:48 PM (dCxaZ)

122 Only way it's going to support their agenda at ridding the world of fossil based fuels and have a functioning economy/society.......nuclear power.

--

I'm looking forward to my nuclear car.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 17, 2022 02:48 PM (sVtYq)

123 I find David French to be utterly despicable. I want to pronounce that like Daffy Duck but that would fall short of the austere dignity of Chuy's place.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 17, 2022 02:48 PM (VdGjU)

124 I just can’t seem to forgive Trump for allowing himself to be steamrolled by Scarf-Face Birx and Fauci Frankenstein

The argument is that he would have been impeached if he fought them but...he got impeached anyway.

Canning those two and putting someone like Scott Atlas in charge would have saved a lot of lives and even more freedom.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 17, 2022 02:48 PM (ESjRY)

125 Some commenters balk at when I say watch the left and some of the enviros flip on nuclear energy. Go do a little footwork, you can see it coming. Only way it's going to support their agenda at ridding the world of fossil based fuels and have a functioning economy/society.......nuclear power.
Posted by: JROD at August 17, 2022 02:45 PM (0jZnq)
--------------

Governor Goodhair, Satanist, CA, was told shutting down Diablo Canyon was a terrible idea. Evidently someone told him hungry and living in the dark wasn't in the plans, yet. So, Goodhair is pushing to put off closing Diablo Canyon.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 17, 2022 02:48 PM (5pTK/)

126 Some commenters balk at when I say watch the left and some of the enviros flip on nuclear energy. Go do a little footwork, you can see it coming. Only way it's going to support their agenda at ridding the world of fossil based fuels and have a functioning economy/society.......nuclear power.

Which is why WEF opposes it. The point isn't to have a functioning economy/society, it's to have just enough that all of the Mandarin class eat and live well. Everyone else can go fuck themselves en route to reducing the Earth's population to under the arbitrarily decided "capacity" of 500 million.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 17, 2022 02:49 PM (ZGrMX)

127 People don't know history, they know a few buzzwords. They know "Jim Crow" and "Nazi" and "authoritarian." And they know that those words mean "bad." But they don't know what Jim Crow was, or what Nazis believed or that the Dem party is the party of authoritarianism.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 17, 2022 02:49 PM (2FeAz)

128 Every day they made him look impotent and weak.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at August 17, 2022 02:46 PM (zjVy3)


I think you forget how most of the nation wanted the lockdowns and the extreme measures that came later, because America is now populated by a majority of Scared Bunnies.

Trump called for the nation to be re-opened by Easter 2020 and everybody, even alleged "conservatives" REEEEd

Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 02:50 PM (dCxaZ)

129 'I hate these people and I will cheer when they get what's coming to them'

What's coming to them is jail. Lots of jail. Or that should be their fate. Jail is the only fate that will deter them.

Jim Jordan et al are going to hold 'hearings' . This country is WAY beyond hearings that do or solve anything.



Posted by: Voter theater. at August 17, 2022 02:50 PM (DJYaQ)

130 My favorite German word is “Pickelhaube.”

I’d like to own one, too.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 17, 2022 02:50 PM (e7Zff)

131 Aargh! There's a four-year-old pirate enjoying a root beer at the pub.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 17, 2022 02:50 PM (VdGjU)

132 Just a reminder that the Cheneys, the Bushes, Crenshaw, McConnell, Jonah Goldberg and the rest of "Conservative" Media Inc, etc, etc, etc didn't just suddenly flip on a dime just because Trump waltzed in and swiped all their marbles. This is who they've ALWAYS been. Liz Cheney is the actual, TRUE face of the GOP and has been for DECADES, at least all the way back to Ike, and probably long before. Don't think for a nanosecond that her defeat has changed anything. It hasn't.

Posted by: TheMitch at August 17, 2022 02:50 PM (cDITE)

133 >>>I'm voting in my own private election prior to November.

I vote for the Mother of All Strokes to take this boss gremlin out.

Posted by: kallisto

Fetterman is practically an invalid and a pot head. He would be a terrible senator, but senators don't really do shite for their states. The governor election is the important race here. Shapiro would destroy this state.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 17, 2022 02:50 PM (XSRBF)

134 "So, Goodhair is pushing to put off closing Diablo Canyon."

Dem Pritzker intervened to delay the decommissioning of two Illinois nuclear power stations for five years. I've visited the Byron station twice; looks to me like it could run another hundred years.

Posted by: Filesystem /gp Dismounted at August 17, 2022 02:51 PM (qpX6U)

135 More video of professional thieves robbing a store with impunity. This time they went straight for the booze.

But they're just stealing bread for their families, right AOC? This is more of that carceral issue you like to yammer about?

https://bit.ly/3SPZCDQ

Posted by: bonhomme at August 17, 2022 02:51 PM (eyxn4)

136 116 Ferinstance - When DeSantis announced the vets as teachers program I saw some Nevertrumper instantly denounce it as "authoritarian." How, exactly, is lessening government requirements "authoritarian?"
Posted by: 29Victor at August 17, 2022 02:46 PM (2FeAz)

Same way Trump's (surprisingly) deep respect of federalism is.

Deregulation is tyranny. Freedom is slavery.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 02:51 PM (b2nrj)

137 >>Did he see the interview between him and Ace?

You mean this one:

https://tinyurl.com/4wm4e9b3

Posted by: Boswell at August 17, 2022 02:51 PM (+Cgut)

138 He wasn't thinking about ways to make the American people smaller by making the State bigger.

Jared was.

He wasn't busy weaponizing every federal office to go after his enemies. Frankly, he didn't pay *enough* attention to the Permanent State.

Perhaps Jared assured him they were "100% Maga".

And if Trump tried to do any of the things Biden's handlers are doing to us, the Permanent State and DNC Media would have gone to war to stop him.

Unless Jared stopped him first.

Posted by: Hands at August 17, 2022 02:52 PM (786Ro)

139 There was love for Scarf Lady even on this smart military blog.

Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 02:52 PM (dCxaZ)

140 But they're just stealing bread for their families,

And what if they don't like bread? What if they like, oh, cigarettes?

Posted by: Fat Tony at August 17, 2022 02:52 PM (h5TKJ)

141 I've visited the Byron station twice; looks to me like it could run another hundred years.

I graduated from high school in Dixon. We used to drive by the Byron station all the time.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 17, 2022 02:52 PM (ZGrMX)

142 29Victor, it is very easy. Anything that doesn't maintain the status quo and sinecure of bureaucrats is therefore authoritarianism.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 17, 2022 02:52 PM (geRMl)

143 Most of the left doesn't care to have a functioning economy/society.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy


They'll care when there's no food.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (LNtgV)

144 Air Pinochet

"It's Commies All the Way Down"

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (PwQ9s)

145 Which is why WEF opposes it. The point isn't to have a functioning economy/society, it's to have just enough that all of the Mandarin class eat and live well. Everyone else can go fuck themselves en route to reducing the Earth's population to under the arbitrarily decided "capacity" of 500 million.
Posted by: Ian S. at August 17, 2022 02:49 PM (ZGrMX)

I just finished the book "Apocalypse Never" and the author points out how many of the big environmentalist groups take money from "big oil." Big oil hates nuclear. Big oil wants windmills and solar panels that require natural gas as a backup. A nuclear power revolution would be devastating to big oil.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (2FeAz)

146 And who says Germans over-engineer everything...
Posted by: Soothsayer


They definitely over engineer spelling.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 02:47 PM


A German scrabble board is 8 foot wide.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (bVYXr)

147 'I hate these people and I will cheer when they get what's coming to them'

you want them swinging from streetlamp posts and one-way helicopter rides

you'll settle for them going to prison

you'll get them living a comfortable life raking in millions as lobbyists

Posted by: brak at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (j5Tg0)

148 But if history has taught us anything it's the left won't be in power forever. At some point they will be defeated.
__________________

Could be hundreds of years. After all, this decadent phase arguably goes back that far, to the French Revolution or before. To that jerkoff Rousseau.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (es0Dj)

149 143 Most of the left doesn't care to have a functioning economy/society.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy


They'll care when there's no food.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (LNtgV)

A bit late to turn things around at that point.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (b2nrj)

150 My favorite German word is Manon Von Gerkan

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (QYPq3)

151 "I just can’t seem to forgive Trump for allowing himself to be steamrolled by Scarf-Face Birx and Fauci Frankenstein. Every day they made him look impotent and weak."

yeah, they were about as Swampy as it gets in DC, went against well established science, trashed Trump for suggesting early (life saving) treatments ... yet he never stopped them at all.

AND while Trump sorta passed the buck to the states (state power good), he still let the establishment frauds commit their seditious acts from his podium. And the results were the economic destruction, plus trillions passed on to the richest. ... sad.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (Cus5s)

152 Geraldo Rivera
@GeraldoRivera

2h
Liz Cheney got rolled in Wyoming. We knew it would be bad, it was worse. Trump rules the GOP. Worse, he's convinced most Republicans to disbelieve the truth that he lost the election.
Regardless of the political mugging she suffered yesterday, Cheney is a truth-telling hero.

He also tweeted that Cheney/Romney is a winning ticket

Posted by: redridinghood at August 17, 2022 02:54 PM (NpAcC)

153 @125 Blake-Yeah I was the one who mentioned and pointed it out here awhile ago. I've worked shutdowns at Diablo Canyon. I make a lot of money working them and was sad to see it potentially shutting down. Then I read the Biden Administration told Newsom to whoa up and keep it open.

Posted by: JROD at August 17, 2022 02:54 PM (0jZnq)

154 I will be stunned if they get what's coming to them
==
It won't be in this life, but they WILL get what is coming to them.

Not a one of them believes it. But that doesn't matter in the slightest degree.

Posted by: Just wait, you'll see at August 17, 2022 02:54 PM (4Jc5g)

155 I remember PDT at a state fair or something, showing off his personal helicopter (pre election) to a bunch of children. He told one little awe struck boy "I am Batman". If that isn't grounds for an indictment then Merrick Garland is no Roland Freisler no matter how hard he tries.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 17, 2022 02:54 PM (lz5hY)

156 >>>Regardless of the political mugging she suffered yesterday, Cheney is a truth-telling hero.

He also tweeted that Cheney/Romney is a winning ticket
Posted by: redridinghood


GFY, Geraldo. Why are you still employed?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 17, 2022 02:55 PM (XSRBF)

157 >>>A German scrabble board is 8 foot wide.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (bVYXr)

I think you mean 2.44 metres

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 17, 2022 02:55 PM (QYPq3)

158 I just finished the book "Apocalypse Never" and the author points out how many of the big environmentalist groups take money from "big oil." Big oil hates nuclear. Big oil wants windmills and solar panels that require natural gas as a backup. A nuclear power revolution would be devastating to big oil.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM


We would have literally been at 50% Nuclear power for electricity generation by now except for three Mile Island.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 02:55 PM (bVYXr)

159 Marco's campaign sent me a beg via a "worried" Pence. Pence's endorsement is radioactive imo

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 02:55 PM (Zzbjj)

160 148 But if history has taught us anything it's the left won't be in power forever. At some point they will be defeated.
__________________

Could be hundreds of years. After all, this decadent phase arguably goes back that far, to the French Revolution or before. To that jerkoff Rousseau.
Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (es0Dj)

The US didn't have a large permanent bureaucracy until FDR. It usually takes roughly 100 years from the establishment of an absolutist state (in our case, FDR centralized all power in himself like the absolute monarchs of Europe, Louis the Sun King for instance) for the bureaucracy to cause the government to collapse by exhausting resources and generally screwing everything up. The monarchs of the period are ironically unable to stop what their ancestor created, as the bureaucracy becomes a power unto itself.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 02:55 PM (b2nrj)

161 He told one little awe struck boy "I am Batman". If that isn't grounds for an indictment then Merrick Garland is no Roland Freisler no matter how hard he tries.

Exactly right. He didn't even spec his pronouns!!@!

Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 02:55 PM (dCxaZ)

162 Brandon is a pimp.

That should be on billboards coast to coast.

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 02:55 PM (Y274z)

163 The problem for the more well-educated leftists is that they studied things like Hitler's rise to power. So they saw that Hitler did this, this, and that and rose to power and became a horrendous dictator over a murder state.

Lacking rational ability and logical training, they then assume that anyone who does any or all of this, this, and that leads to becoming a monster dictator. So if they see someone doing this or that, they instantly assume that unless we stop them now, we're seeing another Hitler!

This only applies to Republicans or right leaning politicians, of course. A democrat can do this, this, that, and even begin implementing the policies of Hitler and its okay because they are Good People.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 02:56 PM (Ivdso)

164 >>> 110 @47 Huck Hollywood-I've pointed out the connection of Bill Gates and Manchin. Bill Gates through his company TerraPower is building a nuke power plant in Wyoming. Joe Manchin is pro-nuclear power. Manchin supports nuclear clean green energy. All you haver to do is google Joe Manchin nuclear power and read the shit that pops up. Gates along with Buffets PacifiCorp are up to their necks in lithium extraction in SoCal/Salton Sea. Wish I was good as other commenters/cobs explaining and linking this stuff. All you have to do is look and it is obvious what is going on and who's pulling the strings.

Some commenters balk at when I say watch the left and some of the enviros flip on nuclear energy. Go do a little footwork, you can see it coming. Only way it's going to support their agenda at ridding the world of fossil based fuels and have a functioning economy/society.......nuclear power.
Posted by: JROD at August 17, 2022 02:45 PM (0jZnq)

Oh they intend to have function, all right, for their benefit and *only* their benefit.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 02:56 PM (llON8)

165 Which is why WEF opposes it. The point isn't to have a functioning economy/society, it's to have just enough that all of the Mandarin class eat and live well. Everyone else can go fuck themselves en route to reducing the Earth's population to under the arbitrarily decided "capacity" of 500 million.

At some point, if we are ever to really be free again, we need a formal declaration of War on the WEF and its supporters, with all that entails, to end with the last of them down to their domesticated bugs.

Posted by: Methos at August 17, 2022 02:56 PM (kOpft)

166 He also tweeted that Cheney/Romney is a winning ticket
==
FFS he thought bangin Bette Midler was a good idea.

Posted by: He's a first class idiot at August 17, 2022 02:56 PM (8w7P+)

167 My favorite German word is Manon Von Gerkan

this guy knows how to German

Posted by: Guy who still has his copy of the '97 Swimsuit issue at August 17, 2022 02:56 PM (j5Tg0)

168 These people told us all our lives that if you obsessively hated gays, then it proved you yourself were a gay.

And now *they* obsessively hate Nazis...

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 02:56 PM (feqn2)

169 He also tweeted that Cheney/Romney is a winning ticket

Posted by: redridinghood
--------------------
Like Jerry Rivers is to the fictional Geraldo, Cheney and Romney are to real 'winners'.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 02:56 PM (CXr4y)

170
My favorite German word is “Pickelhaube.”

I’d like to own one, too.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus


Cucumber house?

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 02:56 PM (jmDe3)

171 He also tweeted that Cheney/Romney is a winning ticket

The very best advice about us winning always comes from people who want us to lose.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 17, 2022 02:56 PM (ppBhU)

172
They'll care when there's no food.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (LNtgV)

But who is they? There are the idiots who go along with all the leftist nonsense, and then there are the elites. The elites will never care about starvation because they won't be starving.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 17, 2022 02:57 PM (aDDIU)

173 A German scrabble board is 8 foot wide.

You should see the Welsh one

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 02:57 PM (Ivdso)

174 >>> 129 'I hate these people and I will cheer when they get what's coming to them'

What's coming to them is jail. Lots of jail. Or that should be their fate. Jail is the only fate that will deter them.

Jim Jordan et al are going to hold 'hearings' . This country is WAY beyond hearings that do or solve anything.



Posted by: Voter theater. at August 17, 2022 02:50 PM (DJYaQ)

You misspelled 'impalement'.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 02:57 PM (llON8)

175 There was love for Scarf Lady even on this smart military blog.
Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 02:52 PM (dCxaZ)

Seka is the only one and true Scarf Lady.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 17, 2022 02:57 PM (X/UGK)

176 Yep. I’ve been saying this for a while. None of them are really left wing. They are power hungry fascists. They just jumped onto the left wing to advance their goals. But they give no shits about anything left or right. It’s all about power.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (Wjl3P)


I don't know that fascist is really the right term either. Their philosophy is really just "I'm on top, you're on the bottom, that cannot change". I don't think they give the first damn about the details.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 17, 2022 02:58 PM (z99Zw)

177 really, people seem to cling to this fantasyland view about America being a nation of rugged individualists and uber patriots. The entire nation rolled over for a bunch of asshats with white coats. Why? Because that's what they do on the reg in their private lives.

Doctors are gods to most Americans.

Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 02:58 PM (dCxaZ)

178 So if a grooming teacher came across a little boy who identifies as a pirate would she train him in the ways of looting and pillaging?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 17, 2022 02:58 PM (VdGjU)

179 There's roughly 100 years between Louis the Sun King and the French Revolution, roughly 100 years between Peter the Great and the Russian Revolution, and roughly 100 years between FDR and the present. Massive unsustainable debt, an overbearing and invasive bureaucracy, impotent executive office, military failures and decline to note a few commonalities.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 02:58 PM (b2nrj)

180 Early on Tuesday morning, an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, to test the capabilities of the US nuclear armed forces.

The missile carried a test reentry vehicle, which traveled about 6,700 km to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, where there is sophisticated tracking equipment to verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system. During an armed conflict, such a missile, which has a range of nearly 10,000 km, could be equipped with a nuclear warhead.
https://tinyurl.com/4zy2zchn

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 02:58 PM (OCK3i)

181 Also they have the nerve to call us "election deniers" after spending 4 years denying Trump his election...

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 02:59 PM (feqn2)

182 FFS he thought bangin Bette Midler was a good idea.

Posted by: He's a first class idiot at August 17, 2022 02:56 PM (8w7P+)


please to pass the Brain Bleach

Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 02:59 PM (dCxaZ)

183 Who?

Posted by: Infidel at August 17, 2022 02:59 PM (QgnTJ)

184
remember "K.A.O.S" on Get Smart?

That's what we're living -- A game between Control and Chaos.

Shits like Jerry Rivers are part of the intentional Chaos.
His job for the last 40 years has been to fuck with Normal.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 02:59 PM (jmDe3)

185 When Trump wins they will shut down as many nuke generating plants as possible before Brandon leaves.

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 02:59 PM (Y274z)

186 Doctors are gods to most Americans.

Science is a second religion to an awful lot of people, and Doctors are the first interface with practical science most people encounter. You strap on that white coat and a stethoscope and people presume you know what you're talking about.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 02:59 PM (Ivdso)

187 What would Geraldo Rivera know about truth telling?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 17, 2022 02:59 PM (VdGjU)

188
I'm serious. These people are agents for chaos.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (jmDe3)

189 There's roughly 100 years between Louis the Sun King and the French Revolution, roughly 100 years between Peter the Great and the Russian Revolution, and roughly 100 years between FDR and the present.

Boy, those are not comparisons I'm in love with!

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (ppBhU)

190 I remember PDT at a state fair or something, showing off his personal helicopter (pre election) to a bunch of children. He told one little awe struck boy "I am Batman". If that isn't grounds for an indictment then Merrick Garland is no Roland Freisler no matter how hard he tries.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 17, 2022 02:54 PM (lz5hY)

++++
Yeah. That was probably when Trump won the nomination and certainly the moment that sealed it for me. Every other candidate showed up in brand new blue jeans and flannels to pretend to be people while conning the rubes. Not Trump. He showed up in his suit and came in a helicopter. He was what he was and he wasn't ashamed of it and he didn't pander. It was such a tremendous contrast of his brazen authenticity versus their routine, hackneyed pandering that it made a hell of an impression.

Authenticity in politics is absolutely worthy of a death sentence per our ruling class. They either have no authentic selves at all, or their authentic selves are so repellent that they dare not show them publicly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (WWh8n)

191 SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 02:58 PM (OCK3i)

This is not good.

Posted by: Infidel at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (QgnTJ)

192 >>> 149 143 Most of the left doesn't care to have a functioning economy/society.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy


They'll care when there's no food.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (LNtgV)

A bit late to turn things around at that point.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 02:53 PM (b2nrj)

No Food For Commies.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (llON8)

193
It's called "Wortbildungsspiel mit Buchstabe Tasche," ok?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (IXpV7)

194 Richard Haas today: if democratic elections this fall produce democratically elected officials I do not like, Our Democracy is at threat (this is NOT an exaggeration of what he said). Mark it: they are coming out of the closet and demanding the National Security State, which already runs Our Democracy, straight up tell us who is and who is not acceptable.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (nMx88)

195 He also tweeted that Cheney/Romney is a winning ticket

Posted by: redridinghood

Well we know that ticket will lose Wyoming primary by over 30 points.

Posted by: polynikes at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (RH1Zb)

196 No Farms No Food.
No Food For Commies.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (llON8)

197 "I graduated from high school in Dixon. We used to drive by the Byron station all the time"

I got really lucky (for a layman) to be invited to tour the deep innards with the NRC team at the SALP 3 event, before unit 2 was turned on. Just amazing stuff! Don't know for sure why the utility wanted to close it; I assume it's uneconomical to run for some reason.

Posted by: Filesystem /gp Dismounted at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (qpX6U)

198 You can identify as absolutely anything you want as long as it's not "Trump Supporter".

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (feqn2)

199 You strap on that white coat and a stethoscope and people presume you know what you're talking about.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 02:59 PM (Ivdso)


And now it's the machinery. And thank God for all the advances in diagnostic tech. But the very important little factoid that escapes the average medical consumer is that Big Pharma owns the docs.

Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 03:01 PM (dCxaZ)

200 Shouldn't the correct term nowadays be "college uneducated"?

Posted by: Eeyore at August 17, 2022 03:01 PM (TgBWG)

201 Bette Midler has cushion for the pushin'.

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:01 PM (Y274z)

202 Liz Cheney got rolled in Wyoming. We knew it would be bad, it was worse.
==
Geraldo always had sympathy for used and abused fat girls.

The left treated Cheney as she wished - rolled her up and tossed her in the gutter like the used condom as a John does after a paid for hire tryst.

Posted by: Chaucer at August 17, 2022 03:01 PM (aYqs5)

203 I don't know that fascist is really the right term either. Their philosophy is really just "I'm on top, you're on the bottom, that cannot change"

Its just feudalism, which never went away in Europe. They changed the outward trappings but the system has always been the same: we have power, you serve us, we pretend to protect and provide for you, you produce the stuff we demand.

Instead of being a feudal lord in a castle collecting goods and passing them out, its bureaucrats in charge of socialist giveaways, but in the end, its still the same thing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:01 PM (Ivdso)

204 They'll care when there's no food.

I get my food delivered from Whole Foods you h8ters! I don't need farms or trucks!

Posted by: Some Smug Liberal at August 17, 2022 03:01 PM (ESjRY)

205 This is not good.
Posted by: Infidel
__

With these numbnuts running things?
No, it's not.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 03:01 PM (OCK3i)

206 185 When Trump wins they will shut down as many nuke generating plants as possible before Brandon leaves.
Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 02:59 PM (Y274z)

I have been waiting for them to try to find some way to poison all the oil fields which they terminated the leases on so they could not be used again.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 17, 2022 03:02 PM (dNqv+)

207 We would have literally been at 50% Nuclear power for electricity generation by now except for three Mile Island.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 02:55 PM (bVYXr)

The media and public reaction to Three Mile Island, not the incident itself. If anything, the incident proved the safety of nuclear. Nobody died, I don't think that anyone was even seriously hurt. Now compare that to a coal mine collapse or an oil rig fire or to children in Africa mining rare earth metals for a Tesla.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 17, 2022 03:02 PM (2FeAz)

208 I'm serious. These people are agents for chaos.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (jmDe3)

----------

"Nice to meet you, Serious. And would you believe also Agents of KAOS?"

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 17, 2022 03:02 PM (pTpAd)

209 179 There were a lot more than 100 years between Peter the Great and the Russian Revolution. More like 200.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 17, 2022 03:02 PM (e7Zff)

210 > I find David French to be utterly despicable.

He reminds me a bit of Robert Hanssen. Straight arrow super Catholic FBI man as his public face, secretly distributed sex videos of his wife and sold secrets to the Russians as a private face.

From what I've seen, French will take on one or more of three affectations. He is more dedicated to the rule of law and the court system than you, or is more religious than you, or is more patriotic than you. All the while, he'll defend practices and acts that normie patriots, believers in the rule of law, or religious people would not defend.

Also, I don't know any super religious people who are also super fans of Game of Thrones.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 17, 2022 03:02 PM (eyxn4)

211 He also tweeted that Cheney/Romney is a winning ticket

Posted by: redridinghood


They should go for it.

Posted by: runner at August 17, 2022 03:02 PM (eisI8)

212 165 they must give the pols some major payola

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:02 PM (Zzbjj)

213 When libertarians get accused of authoritarianism because "but I WANT to be the boss of you, and I WANT to be bossed by the State, and you won't let me!"

What do you expect?

"Authoritarian" doesn't mean anything other than "you won't let me have my way."

Posted by: Synova at August 17, 2022 03:03 PM (BD/yx)

214 Yeah, sure Biden told Newsome to whoa up. Biden told Newsome. Let’s hear the tape. Biden told Newsome that the check is in the mail. Biden said you would need F16s to beat the US, not AR 15s. Biden. His word as a Biden, Cornpop. Credibility unmatched. Biden.

Posted by: Holy Crap at August 17, 2022 03:03 PM (glGDV)

215 Doctors are gods to most Americans.

Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 02:58 PM


Not after covid, only the karens have doctor worship now, the rest of us not so much.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 03:03 PM (bVYXr)

216 211. Winning for his donk friends. And useless, otherwise

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:03 PM (Zzbjj)

217 There was love for Scarf Lady even on this smart military blog.
Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 02:52 PM (dCxaZ)

I don't recall that but I'll take your word for it.

Posted by: polynikes at August 17, 2022 03:03 PM (RH1Zb)

218 There are 49,000 Wyomingiteswho have proven themselves to be nothing more than stupid. At worse agents of the CCP.

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:03 PM (Y274z)

219 >>> 188
I'm serious. These people are agents for chaos.
Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (jmDe3)

Not for me; I don't exist.

Posted by: Stan at August 17, 2022 03:03 PM (llON8)

220 This articled is muy Chuy.

Posted by: Axeman at August 17, 2022 03:04 PM (krQz2)

221 Yeah. That was probably when Trump won the nomination and certainly the moment that sealed it for me. Every other candidate showed up in brand new blue jeans and flannels to pretend to be people while conning the rubes. Not Trump. He showed up in his suit and came in a helicopter. He was what he was and he wasn't ashamed of it and he didn't pander.


I remember it just like yesterday. There I was. Crawling thru the swamp on muh belly, just waitin fer the ducks to land!
--John F'n Kerry

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 03:04 PM (LNtgV)

222 The WEF billionaire, outclassed only by Soros in his evil...
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at August 17, 2022 02:31 PM (hkZDC)


I'm not certain that's true.

Soros is more amoral, He prefers chaos to reign because it allows him to increase his wealth and power.

Gates wants to kill off 80% of humanity as quickly as possible and uses his wealth to advance that agenda.

Bill Gates might not be the single most evil person to have walked the Earth but his wealth allows him to act in a capacity that most previous monsters have only dreamt of.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 17, 2022 03:04 PM (z99Zw)

223 180 Now we know the missiles still work, time to resume nuclear weapons testing. None of our warheads has been tested at yield for three decades. We have no clue whether they actually work anymore, other than computer modeling and simulations.

Posted by: Filesystem /gp Dismounted at August 17, 2022 03:04 PM (qpX6U)

224 He also tweeted that Cheney/Romney is a winning ticket
Posted by: redridinghood at August 17, 2022 02:54 PM (NpAcC)

His tears are sweet nectar sent down from the gods and bathed in honey and milk and then filtered through a Choco Taco, and then served up as aus juis for thick medium raw tomahawk steak made of shadenboner love.

Posted by: Boswell at August 17, 2022 03:04 PM (+Cgut)

225 Lessee, which party insists on banning this, mandating that, etc.? I seem to recall that those are uniformly Democrat policies.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:04 PM (Zu/Cc)

226 I don't recall that but I'll take your word for it.

Posted by: polynikes at August 17, 2022 03:03 PM (RH1Zb)


there was no love for Fauci but Birx was welcomed as the sane one.
You can look at the archives for March 2020 and thereafter

Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 03:04 PM (dCxaZ)

227 There's roughly 100 years between Louis the Sun King and the French Revolution, roughly 100 years between Peter the Great and the Russian Revolution, and roughly 100 years between FDR and the present.

And look at that 300 years. Three centuries turned the world from horses and swords into atomic bombs and smartphones. We've been to the moon, we can search the entirety of human knowledge in an instant, we have conquered most of the world's most deadly diseases.

What happened in that 300 years to make all these advances and what happened before that to prevent it from happening in the previous 5000 or so years of recorded history?

Here's a hint: the entire world moved away from what the left is trying to drag us back into

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:05 PM (Ivdso)

228 Dixon, Illinois? Isn’t that where Reagan was born?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 17, 2022 03:05 PM (e7Zff)

229 @164 Huck Hollywood-Yes for their benefit of not having people actually being starved, freezing or sweating to death, becoming violent and killing their ass like they've been doing in Sri Lanka.

Posted by: JROD at August 17, 2022 03:05 PM (0jZnq)

230 "Dem Pritzker intervened to delay the decommissioning of two Illinois nuclear power stations for five years."

just read an articles saying the reason for closing the nuke plants was they were not profitable because nat gas plants were selling electricity for cheaper.

So Pritzker "saved the nukes" but gives them a $694M subsidy paid for by ratepayers. Also, coal and nat gas plants will have to become "carbon free" ... so, Pritzker did us no favors, really.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 17, 2022 03:05 PM (Cus5s)

231 I have been waiting for them to try to find some way to poison all the oil fields which they terminated the leases on so they could not be used again.

I have some ideas about that.

Posted by: zombie Saddam Hussein at August 17, 2022 03:05 PM (kOpft)

232 Now we know the missiles still work, time to resume nuclear weapons testing. None of our warheads has been tested at yield for three decades.
___

May have the answer soon enough.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 03:05 PM (OCK3i)

233 Doctors are gods to most Americans.

Posted by: kallisto
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Not really, frightened people flock to authority figures for whatever crisis happens. That is when the ratchet in Congress gives government power to the executive and bureaucrats. Rinse and repeat for every crisis.

Louis XIV used unrest at home and the Hapsburgs abroad as crises. So, he neutered his nobles by requiring them to attend him at Versailles (away from urban power centers) and used war to unite France and make it the most powerful state in Europe.

Only problem is that pursuing both at the same time bankrupted the state while the taxes on those unable to shift the burden killed the economy.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 03:05 PM (CXr4y)

234 Not after covid, only the karens have doctor worship now, the rest of us not so much.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 03:03 PM (bVYXr)


A lesson very painfully learned

Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 03:05 PM (dCxaZ)

235 Krankenwagen
----------------------
I can't tell you how much it bugs me that VW used to* make a car that looked like the Kübelwagen, I assume to go after the Jeep-buyer segment, but it looks like they don't make/sell them any more at least not in Canada.

* Mind you, it was probably a decade ago or more that I saw them.

Addendum: The 'net tells me it was a VW Typ 181 in the '70s but its Touareg successor and today's Atlas look nothing like the Kübelwagen. [Wiki articles] BTW, I know nothing about cars at all.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 03:05 PM (yikp0)

236 Ford just hiked EV F150 $8500.
I guess they don't like selling electric trucks now.

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (Y274z)

237 My favorite German word is “Pickelhaube.”

I’d like to own one, too.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

I go a double pickelhaube with bacon and cheese.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (FVME7)

238 Jerry Rivers thinks someone named Cheney is a "truth telling hero". Priceless.

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (feqn2)

239 Gates wants to kill off 80% of humanity as quickly as possible
______________

OK. Let's start in Redmond.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (Zu/Cc)

240 114 I just can’t seem to forgive Trump for allowing himself to be steamrolled by Scarf-Face Birx and Fauci Frankenstein. Every day they made him look impotent and weak.

Eventually, yes, they did. But had he thought early on that they had the gall and power to play him, POTUS, as a fool & to hurt/kill citizens in the process?

Just look at some of their previous press: DECEMBER 5, 2014, Ebola Response, C-SPAN: Ron Klain and Dr. Anthony Fauci talked about domestic and international responses to the Ebola outbreak. Mr. Klain stressed Congress approving President Obama’s emergency funding request was crucial so that the U.S. could effectively address Ebola both abroad and at home.

Almost every executive branch federal agency & union was steamrolling him all along. Remember they had their Alt-agency websites?

Posted by: Lola at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (NIYa7)

241 "Dixon, Illinois? Isn’t that where Reagan was born?"

Dixon takes the credit. He had a house there.

Posted by: Filesystem /gp Dismounted at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (qpX6U)

242 Not after covid, only the karens have doctor worship now, the rest of us not so much.
==
When fauci threw out the first pitch in seattle, not everyone was booing. About 33% of the people visible in the video gave him a standing ovation.

Posted by: The propressives are full on doctor worship now at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (I/jDZ)

243 Also, I don't know any super religious people who are also super fans of Game of Thrones.

I don't like super religious people who are not first humble and concerned about the plank in their own eye.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (Ivdso)

244 >>> 222 The WEF billionaire, outclassed only by Soros in his evil...
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at August 17, 2022 02:31 PM (hkZDC)

I'm not certain that's true.

Soros is more amoral, He prefers chaos to reign because it allows him to increase his wealth and power.

Gates wants to kill off 80% of humanity as quickly as possible and uses his wealth to advance that agenda.

Bill Gates might not be the single most evil person to have walked the Earth but his wealth allows him to act in a capacity that most previous monsters have only dreamt of.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 17, 2022 03:04 PM (z99Zw)

What about me?

Posted by: Klaus Schwab at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (llON8)

245 21
It's not socialism we have to worry about.

It's been Totalitarianism all along.
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Its Feudalism. See Woody Wilson's Too Big To Fail employers.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (KY22T)

246 218 There are 49,000 Wyomingiteswho have proven themselves to be nothing more than stupid. At worse agents of the CCP.

Posted by: torabora

They worship government as a god.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 03:07 PM (CXr4y)

247 >>>OK. Let's start in Redmond.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (Zu/Cc)

That would only kill off 80% of India.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 17, 2022 03:07 PM (QYPq3)

248 Its just feudalism, which never went away in Europe. They changed the outward trappings but the system has always been the same: we have power, you serve us, we pretend to protect and provide for you, you produce the stuff we demand.

Instead of being a feudal lord in a castle collecting goods and passing them out, its bureaucrats in charge of socialist giveaways, but in the end, its still the same thing.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


In feudal Europe, if you didn't work, you didn't eat. The king or lords didn't hand out food stamps, unlike here.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 03:07 PM (LNtgV)

249
I was sort of spoiled with doctors during COVID - I was basically living in a Children's Hospital where most of the medical staff treated the masks, visitation policies, etc. with contempt while complying, and were openly resentful about the restrictions on bed capacity, given that children that weren't too susceptible to the 'Rona.

It was a Kafkaesque place where you couldn't see anyone's faces but for the constantly rolling eyes.

But I know a lot of doctors were all in on this fake horseshit.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 17, 2022 03:07 PM (IXpV7)

250 That's GODDESS to you proles.

Posted by: Dr. Jill at August 17, 2022 03:07 PM (Y274z)

251 Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 03:05 PM (CXr4y)

Sorry whig, I stand by my statement. Since my teen years I have had to seek out alt-health treatments due to so many allergies to Big Pharma product.

Anytime I attempted to share the great outcomes I realized using herbs or naturopathy, or any other type of alt treatment, nobody wanted to hear it.

Or I should say...very few. So many times the retort to me was: Are you a doctor?

And then I started to reply: No, but I am a Healer.

Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 03:07 PM (dCxaZ)

252 "Dixon, Illinois? Isn’t that where Reagan was born?"

Also the city that got embezzled for $35million by horse lady Rita Crundwell. She's freed from prison already, of course.

Posted by: Filesystem /gp Dismounted at August 17, 2022 03:08 PM (qpX6U)

253 Yeah. That was probably when Trump won the nomination and certainly the moment that sealed it for me. Every other candidate showed up in brand new blue jeans and flannels to pretend to be people while conning the rubes. Not Trump. He showed up in his suit and came in a helicopter. He was what he was and he wasn't ashamed of it and he didn't pander.

-
Well, he is Batman.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 17, 2022 03:08 PM (FVME7)

254
What about me?

Posted by: Klaus Schwab at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (llON


You are ok in my book Klaus.

Posted by: Adolf Schicklgruber at August 17, 2022 03:08 PM (ESjRY)

255 "Dem Pritzker intervened to delay the decommissioning of two Illinois nuclear power stations for five years."
_________________

Governor Brylcream did the same thing here.

Now batting ... reality ... reality.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:08 PM (Zu/Cc)

256 Neo-fuedalists? A meritless meritocracy? Socialists? Fascists? Tyrants? Call them what you will, this busy brunette in a dress wants nothing to do with their despicable asses:
https://is.gd/ixQXG5

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 03:09 PM (WWh8n)

257 I have never seen a more dramatic cratering of a political career than that of Liz Cheney.

Just talking about people losing at the polls, not resigning or being convicted.

The loss of George H. W. Bush comes close. To be at 90 percent approval rating after Desert Storm, and then lose to a shit-kicker fraud like Bill Clinton was bad.

Liz Cheney blew it big time because of her allegiance to the Swamp.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 17, 2022 03:09 PM (lf83v)

258 Regular flu just disappeared.

How strange is that?

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:09 PM (Y274z)

259 244. Soros is cool with WEF, and Blinken's family loves, loves, loves Soros

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:09 PM (Zzbjj)

260 Here's Grant, the guy who incredibly wasn't selected by any sorority during rush week at Alabama:

https://tinyurl.com/2p93wesy

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at August 17, 2022 03:09 PM (sWM8x)

261 Jerry Rivers thinks someone named Cheney is a "truth telling hero". Priceless.

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (feqn2)

What a sad life one must lead to hero worship a fat, entitled nepot.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (yHsuS)

262 In feudal Europe, if you didn't work, you didn't eat. The king or lords didn't hand out food stamps, unlike here.

I saw some far left Dem House candidate talking about his economic program.

He said the government would just give everyone a job that couldn't find one. A reporter actually did his job for once and asked, "What if the person doesn't want the job you are offering him?"

And the answer? "Well of course he'd have to do it."

Posted by: 18-1 at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (ESjRY)

263 Ford just hiked EV F150 $8500.
I guess they don't like selling electric trucks now.
==
No, it covers the just passed subsidy on EV in the Brandon Palooza bill. The like every other maker, are pricing in the subsidies. Its the most predictable thing you can imagine. Govt going to pay every 8000 for a new EV, imma gonna let you finish but first I have to go mark up the sticker on every EV on my lot 8000.

Posted by: Nobody could have seen that coming at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (ku1Ma)

264 Feudalism is the system in which some, the elites, have absolute power and freedom to do whatever they want, while the rest (the majority) are forced to serve them and provide all the good things that the elites want. In exchange for this, the elites promise to protect and provide stability and culture to their serfs.

They make sure to save enough food for when there are famines. They go after bandits and invaders to protect the serfs and punish those who cause harm, etc.

Its an exchange: we'll protect you in this evil place and provide justice and you work to give us what we want. And never, ever can you go from one step to the other. A broke feudal noble is still better than a wealthy peasant. There were even laws to make sure that the servant class couldn't even DRESS like the nobility, so that the difference was plain to all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (Ivdso)

265 254 Schwab probably sat on Hitler's lap

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (Zzbjj)

266 Yep. I’ve been saying this for a while. None of them are really left wing. They are power hungry fascists. They just jumped onto the left wing to advance their goals. But they give no shits about anything left or right. It’s all about power.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (Wjl3P)

Fascists *are* left wing. Fascism is a form of socialism, which is left of center. Claiming that their rival left wing competitor was the "opposite" of socialism was the one of many big lies given to us by leftists.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (eoQWY)

267 Dixon, Illinois? Isn’t that where Reagan was born?

Not born, but grew up there. Ronaldus Magnus spoke at the high school when I was a junior, which was extremely awesome.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (ZGrMX)

268 Gates wants to kill off 80% of humanity as quickly as possible and uses his wealth to advance that agenda.
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Look at what the Gates Foundation has done to Africa through forcing "vaccines" on the populace there. Gates is a straight up evil racist.... and evil douchebag.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (u4CEu)

269 I remember 15 years ago when Doc_0 was just a commenter at HotAir. And now he has his own Twitter handle.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (vN+oL)

270 Here's Grant, the guy who incredibly wasn't selected by any sorority during rush week at Alabama:

https://tinyurl.com/2p93wesy
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at August 17, 2022 03:09 PM (sWM8x)
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Shocking. I feel bad that he is the victim of such obvious discrimination and transphobia.

(/sarc, just in case)

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (WWh8n)

271 >>>Regular flu just disappeared.

How strange is that?

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:09 PM (Y274z)

PROOF THAT MASKS WORK!!! DENIER!!!

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (QYPq3)

272 Krankenwagen
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I can't tell you how much it bugs me that VW used to* make a car that looked like the Kübelwagen, I assume to go after the Jeep-buyer segment, but it looks like they don't make/sell them any more at least not in Canada.

* Mind you, it was probably a decade ago or more that I saw them.

Addendum: The 'net tells me it was a VW Typ 181 in the '70s but its Touareg successor and today's Atlas look nothing like the Kübelwagen. [Wiki articles] BTW, I know nothing about cars at all.
Posted by: andycanuck


I liked The Thing. Butt ugly, but you didn't mind running it across a pasture.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (LNtgV)

273 That would only kill off 80% of India.
Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 17, 2022 03:07 PM (QYPq3)
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The rivers are gonna be really choked with corpses then.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (cE4C5)

274 Knewkular pow wah for the win baby.

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (Y274z)

275 Here's Grant, the guy who incredibly wasn't selected by any sorority during rush week at Alabama:

Hmm...I just wish that skirt was a little shorter so I could see her great dangly blessings of liberty.

Posted by: David French at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (ESjRY)

276 And look at that 300 years. Three centuries turned the world from horses and swords into atomic bombs and smartphones. We've been to the moon, we can search the entirety of human knowledge in an instant, we have conquered most of the world's most deadly diseases.

What happened in that 300 years to make all these advances and what happened before that to prevent it from happening in the previous 5000 or so years of recorded history?

Here's a hint: the entire world moved away from what the left is trying to drag us back into
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:05 PM (Ivdso)

It's not like there wasn't technological or economic advancement in the age of monarchies. The continuous warfare, and particularly that armies became roving bandits when wars ended, hampered development and trade for a long time. A lot of scientific work done after the fall of the west Roman empire wouldn't see pay off for many centuries. The technological regression (Romans had plumbing!, it'd be a thousand years before that came back in a meaningful fashion) that can occur is pretty daunting.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (b2nrj)

277 236 Ford just hiked EV F150 $8500.
I guess they don't like selling electric trucks now.
Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (Y274z)

Oh, Ford likes to sell them just fine. They're just raising prices to offset the tax credit that the new Inflation Reduction Act is supposed to provide for new customers.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (OB+je)

278 What about me?
Posted by: Klaus Schwab at August 17, 2022 03:06 PM (llON


I'm not certain that he's a mastermind and not a figurehead.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (z99Zw)

279 >>> 229
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Yes for their benefit of not having people actually being starved, freezing or sweating to death, becoming violent and killing their ass like they've been doing in Sri Lanka.
Posted by: JROD at August 17, 2022 03:05 PM (0jZnq)

That was me quoting you quoting the other one....

I don't think you're cynical enough. No, they are *not* going to allow the peons to have any electricity, certainly not long-term. Paraphrasing another Moron, "your comfort is their pain". They don't GAF if we're pissed and in fact they get off on it. They think they can avoid another Sri Lanka Block Party. Time will tell.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (llON8)

280 I saw some far left Dem House candidate talking about his economic program.

He said the government would just give everyone a job that couldn't find one. A reporter actually did his job for once and asked, "What if the person doesn't want the job you are offering him?"

And the answer? "Well of course he'd have to do it."
Posted by: 18-1 at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (ESjRY)
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Socialism descends into slavery. All of its forms, every time. Slavery is the end result.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (WWh8n)

281 Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 02:50 PM (dCxaZ)

And every bad thing that was happening was somehow his fault for "not taking it seriously" up to and including a random lefty lunatic in Arizona trying to murder her husband with poison.

The people that think "their guy" is going to magically fare better are in for by far the rudest political awakening of their life.

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (feqn2)

282 In feudal Europe, if you didn't work, you didn't eat. The king or lords didn't hand out food stamps, unlike here.

Charity was a virtue that the elites liked to show, in order to demonstrate their piety and superior nature. Plus, in bad times, the elites would work on ways to provide food to starving people, if possible.

Welfare is just part of the "noblesse oblige" concept, where the nobility did things for the poor to show their nobility and to demonstrate why they were nececssary.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (Ivdso)

283 @158 We would have literally been at 50% Nuclear power for electricity generation by now except for three Mile Island.

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Even that might have not have killed nuclear power if the movie The China Syndrome hadn't come out the same year.

Posted by: junior at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (Gag6K)

284 The missile carried a test reentry vehicle, which traveled about 6,700 km to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, where there is sophisticated tracking equipment to verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system. During an armed conflict, such a missile, which has a range of nearly 10,000 km, could be equipped with a nuclear warhead.
https://tinyurl.com/4zy2zchn
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 02:58 PM (OCK3i)

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Do we know its preferred pronouns?

Posted by: 496 at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (VJsqe)

285 271 PROOF THAT MASKS WORK!!! DENIER!!!
Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (QYPq3)

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But covid is up 150% over last month.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 03:12 PM (LvTSG)

286 Kung flu was supposed to kill 10's of millions in India, Pakistan. Bangladesh.

Nope

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:12 PM (Y274z)

287 Doctors are gods to most Americans.

Posted by: kallisto
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Speaking of doctors, my wife has a new one. Holy cow, her new doctor sounds great, Completely anti vaxx, and is appalled at how the side effects of the vaxx are grotesquely unreported.

She sounds like a keeper. The doctor that is. My wife is obviously a keeper.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 17, 2022 03:12 PM (5pTK/)

288 286 Kung flu was supposed to kill 10's of millions in India, Pakistan. Bangladesh.

Nope
Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:12 PM (Y274z)

==========

It killed 1 million people in America because Trump didn't do enough early, in the middle of the impeachment circus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 03:13 PM (LvTSG)

289 In feudal Europe, if you didn't work, you didn't eat. The king or lords didn't hand out food stamps, unlike here.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 03:07 PM (LNtgV)


That day will return. Just as soon as "the people" demand an end to elections. Which will happen eventually.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 17, 2022 03:13 PM (z99Zw)

290 253. Liz showing up in Wyoming in jeans and a checked shirt rally highlighted her scamminess. Dick in Chambray...the same

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:13 PM (Zzbjj)

291 If Hot Air had had a character limit, Doc Zero would likely be just another moron today.

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 03:13 PM (feqn2)

292 It's not like there wasn't technological or economic advancement in the age of monarchies. The continuous warfare, and particularly that armies became roving bandits when wars ended, hampered development and trade for a long time

Right, it was not that humans were incapable of technological and cultural progression, its that they were constantly hindered and unable to go far with it because of "bad luck" as Heinlein puts it -- policies and events that were destructive to progress.

And the left is trying to remove the things that allowed progress and replace them with the things that choked it off.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:13 PM (Ivdso)

293 264 Feudalism is the system in which some, the elites, have absolute power and freedom to do whatever they want, while the rest (the majority) are forced to serve them and provide all the good things that the elites want. In exchange for this, the elites promise to protect and provide stability and culture to their serfs.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (Ivdso)

Serfdom wasn't implemented alongside feudalism. It came a few centuries later. Strictly feudalism is the vassal-liege obligation (and associated with the treatment of realms as private properties). When the nobility became more powerful and the monarchies weakened, the nobility forced the peasants into serfdom. Likewise, the monarchies were the ones to later abolish serfdom (as it empowered their rivals in the nobility).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 03:13 PM (b2nrj)

294 And never, ever can you go from one step to the other. A broke feudal noble is still better than a wealthy peasant. There were even laws to make sure that the servant class couldn't even DRESS like the nobility, so that the difference was plain to all.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (Ivdso)
_____________________________

Hence why affluent Dumocraps continue to demand masks on the lowly servers and waiters and cab drivers and basically everyone else in the working class. The dirty, diseased peasants must know their place!

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 17, 2022 03:13 PM (iFTx/)

295 Doctors are gods to most Americans.

Posted by: kallisto

Like teachers.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 17, 2022 03:14 PM (FVME7)

296
Welfare is just part of the "noblesse oblige" concept, where the nobility did things for the poor to show their nobility and to demonstrate why they were nececssary.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (Ivdso)

Well, that and to prevent them from freaking out and torching courthouses and hanging tax collectors.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 17, 2022 03:14 PM (IXpV7)

297 Trump has destroyed at least five UniParty political families: Bushes, Clintons, McCains, Romneys, and now Cheneys.

The Trump Curse -- it's real, and it's spectacular!

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 17, 2022 03:14 PM (pTpAd)

298 Ford just hiked EV F150 $8500.
I guess they don't like selling electric trucks now.
==
No, it covers the just passed subsidy on EV in the Brandon Palooza bill. The like every other maker, are pricing in the subsidies. Its the most predictable thing you can imagine. Govt going to pay every 8000 for a new EV, imma gonna let you finish but first I have to go mark up the sticker on every EV on my lot 8000.

Posted by: Nobody could have seen that coming
===

Those EV tax credits are only good if you owe at least $7500 in federal income tax. Otherwise you get your tax bill as a credit. Could be $6500 or could be $2500. Ford just took a shitty product and reduced its potential market by a lot.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 17, 2022 03:14 PM (u4CEu)

299 I read somewhere that the English nobility was careful to keep their people fed and looked at the French with scorn for not doing the same.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 17, 2022 03:14 PM (JVCkA)

300 >>> 262 In feudal Europe, if you didn't work, you didn't eat. The king or lords didn't hand out food stamps, unlike here.

I saw some far left Dem House candidate talking about his economic program.

He said the government would just give everyone a job that couldn't find one. A reporter actually did his job for once and asked, "What if the person doesn't want the job you are offering him?"

And the answer? "Well of course he'd have to do it."
Posted by: 18-1 at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (ESjRY)

Just like the Soviet Union.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 03:15 PM (llON8)

301 Yep. I’ve been saying this for a while. None of them are really left wing. They are power hungry fascists. They just jumped onto the left wing to advance their goals. But they give no shits about anything left or right. It’s all about power.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 17, 2022 02:30 PM (Wjl3P)
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That's kind of what I've been saying as well. Marxism is sop for the masses, but it centralizes authority. What we have is a managerial "class" that wants to manage the masses.

They've observed that Marxism has a long history of making people destroy their existing system for the "system to come" and that's where the strong men step in.

Posted by: Axeman at August 17, 2022 03:15 PM (krQz2)

302 We would have literally been at 50% Nuclear power for electricity generation by now except for three Mile Island.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 02:55 PM (bVYXr)

The media and public reaction to Three Mile Island, not the incident itself. If anything, the incident proved the safety of nuclear. Nobody died, I don't think that anyone was even seriously hurt. Now compare that to a coal mine collapse or an oil rig fire or to children in Africa mining rare earth metals for a Tesla.
Posted by: 29Victor at August 17, 2022 03:02 PM (2FeAz)

No, the regulatory state was already crushing out nuke plants before TMI. One in Ohio was being held up long before, downwind from Cincy. Nobody seemed to care about the older plant in Indiana, upwind that was already there.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 17, 2022 03:15 PM (eoQWY)

303 Authenticity in politics is absolutely worthy of a death sentence per our ruling class. They either have no authentic selves at all, or their authentic selves are so repellent that they dare not show them publicly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 03:00 PM (WWh8n)

This is why nevertrump preening about muh morals, muh honesty is so galling.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 17, 2022 03:16 PM (yHsuS)

304 The Trump Curse -- Yuge and luxurious.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 17, 2022 03:16 PM (JVCkA)

305 I hate these people and I will cheer when they get what's coming to them.
Posted by: Ace at 02:20 PM

Do you know what they've got coming to them?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 17, 2022 03:16 PM (MFphb)

306 I'm on a FB group for people that have dogs with seizures. Several have young dogs that had cluster seizures after getting the rabies vaccines. The vets don't seem to have anything that works. But there are dogs that are seizure free using homeopathy. It seems to be okay to admit that modern medicine can cause problems, when it comes to dogs.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 17, 2022 03:16 PM (5HBd1)

307 295 Doctors are gods to most Americans.

Posted by: kallisto

Like teachers


the real heroes

Posted by: Zombie Norm at August 17, 2022 03:16 PM (2cfUo)

308 @279 Helena Handbasket-lol, yeah that scenario is quite possible or most likely. No argument from me.

Posted by: JROD at August 17, 2022 03:16 PM (0jZnq)

309 Monday through Friday mornings, I read J.J.'s The Morning Report in its entirety and then almost every link he posts to the Report.

Today, I particularly enjoyed Compact's The Decline of American Legitimacy, August 17, 2022 by Malcom Kyeyune, a columnist based in Sweden

Posted by: Lola at August 17, 2022 03:16 PM (NIYa7)

310 It killed 1 million people in America because Trump didn't do enough early, in the middle of the impeachment circus.
___________________

He couldn't do anything about the Democrat governors of Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan sending COVID patients to nursing homes or creating the false treatment "get them on ventilators, which we don't have because of Trump" 9which they all had adequate supplies of).

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 17, 2022 03:16 PM (lf83v)

311 Serfdom wasn't implemented alongside feudalism. It came a few centuries later. Strictly feudalism is the vassal-liege obligation (and associated with the treatment of realms as private properties). When the nobility became more powerful and the monarchies weakened, the nobility forced the peasants into serfdom. Likewise, the monarchies were the ones to later abolish serfdom (as it empowered their rivals in the nobility).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 03:13 PM


And ironically the Black Plague freed the serfs from bondage (those who it didn't kill outright) and effectively signaled the end of the feudal system.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 03:16 PM (bVYXr)

312 295 Teachers? Rofl. Babysitting service for working moms and tennis moms

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:16 PM (Zzbjj)

313 Uh, Fascists are Leftists.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 17, 2022 03:16 PM (JVCkA)

314 Rome paid for its wars in booty.
So if you were really poor they just captured you and sold you as a slave or maybe you could soldier for them.

In a way that's what poo Tin is aiming for.

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:17 PM (Y274z)

315 >> Gates wants to kill off 80% of humanity as quickly as possible and uses his wealth to advance that agenda.


Great Idea Bill. Spectacular. Really. Some might call it a Paradigm Shift in our combined Human Understanding.


And... since you are unlikely to have any idea of equal magnificance or import, I'm gonna nominate you as the first to die.

Don't fret. Your contribution has been noted for Posterity.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 03:17 PM (IDNOW)

316 >>I read somewhere that the English nobility was careful to keep their people fed and looked at the French with scorn for not doing the same.

You can't expect to wield supreme power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 17, 2022 03:17 PM (ZLI7S)

317 I thought Sowell turned around on Trump. No?

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 03:17 PM (feqn2)

318 I read somewhere that the English nobility was careful to keep their people fed and looked at the French with scorn for not doing the same.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 17, 2022 03:14 PM (JVCkA)

The English had the advantage of having lopped off good chunks of their nobility in various civil wars to keep them from being too numerous and pervasive.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 17, 2022 03:17 PM (eoQWY)

319 Or I should say...very few. So many times the retort to me was: Are you a doctor?

And then I started to reply: No, but I am a Healer.
Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 03:07 PM (dCxaZ)


Let me start by saying that I have no issues with the horde medical people...

I remember reading a book mumble-mumble years ago which said that western medicine was poisons (drugs), butchery (surgery), and radiation (can't recall what they called that) because the medical industry wasn't interested in healing you, just managing symptoms.

I liken modern doctors to bio-mechanics. Most of them aren't researchers, they have to go with what other people discover. The problem is, what do you do when the research field is corrupted?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 17, 2022 03:17 PM (z99Zw)

320 Since my teen years I have had to seek out alt-health treatments due to so many allergies to Big Pharma product.

Anytime I attempted to share the great outcomes I realized using herbs or naturopathy, or any other type of alt treatment, nobody wanted to hear it.

Or I should say...very few. So many times the retort to me was: Are you a doctor?

And then I started to reply: No, but I am a Healer.
Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 03:07 PM (dCxaZ)

kallisto, I would rate what you say as True. I was a skeptic before, for sure, but I'm now far more open to your POV than, say, two years ago. Tim Ferriss was the first one to get through to me on this point. In the Four Hour Body, he made a point of saying that oftentimes bodybuilders who deal with products get safe outcomes that MDs would never countenance, so it was worth it to him to push the envelope of what was ordinarily counted as 'safe and effective'.

By and large, I still trust doctors. Now, however, I endeavor to become an informed healthcare consumer, independently of the medical establishment.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 17, 2022 03:18 PM (OB+je)

321 >>Teachers? Rofl. Babysitting service for working moms and tennis moms


Camp Counselors with a Union.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 03:18 PM (IDNOW)

322 I read somewhere that the English nobility was careful to keep their people fed and looked at the French with scorn for not doing the same.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse


I honestly don't think that they would have allowed half or more to free load.

Remember, they had debtor's prisons.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 03:18 PM (LNtgV)

323 No, it killed people because the governors in blue states put infected people in nursing homes. They did not want to give Trump a win for the medical supplies he rolled out.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 17, 2022 03:18 PM (5HBd1)

324 Regular flu just disappeared.

How strange is that?

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:09 PM (Y274z)
_______________

# flu cases 2021 + # covid cases 2021 = # flu cases 2020

It's a miracle!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:18 PM (cE4C5)

325 This really put the TMI accident in perspective for me: People living near the TMI power plant got a higher radiation dose from the Chernobyl accident than they got from the TMI accident.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 17, 2022 03:18 PM (Y5qcH)

326 314. Poo tin doesn't seem to be on the let's kill the peasants green train. Gives him a lot of cred.

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:18 PM (Zzbjj)

327 iz showing up in Wyoming in jeans and a checked shirt rally highlighted her scamminess. Dick in Chambray...the same
Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:13 PM (Zzbjj)

They aren't very self-aware, these two - they come off as Eastern Dudes selling snake oil to western voters out of the back of their wagon, the one that they forgot to take the VA plates off of - that scam just got them tarred and feathered and tossed out of town.

Posted by: Boswell at August 17, 2022 03:19 PM (+Cgut)

328 316 >>I read somewhere that the English nobility was careful to keep their people fed and looked at the French with scorn for not doing the same.

You can't expect to wield supreme power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 17, 2022 03:17 PM (ZLI7S)

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I see the violence inherent in the system.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 03:19 PM (LvTSG)

329 6 years now the NeverTrump has put their Big Brains to the task of defeating Trump.
They now teeter on the precipice of complete irrelevance without any influence among the base.
Because, from the very beginning, they refused to examine why anyone supported Trump. Never moved past the unexamined assumptions that every given reason was code for "racism, bigotry and hate."

Team MAGA is up like 170 to 8 over Team GOPe. And the latest match saw them get embarrassed by 30 points. They can have their CNN, we have Congress.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 17, 2022 03:19 PM (Zf0+a)

330 A Roman Triumph was a parade of booty, slaves and treasure. Some of the treasure is still kicking around

I'd sure like to see a Trump Triumph.

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:19 PM (Y274z)

331 I honestly don't think that they would have allowed half or more to free load.

Remember, they had debtor's prisons.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 03:18 PM (LNtgV)
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No EBT cards?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:19 PM (cE4C5)

332 Those EV tax credits are only good if you owe at least $7500 in federal income tax. Otherwise you get your tax bill as a credit. Could be $6500 or could be $2500. Ford just took a shitty product and reduced its potential market by a lot.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 17, 2022 03:14 PM


I am seriously looking at getting solar installed on our house. We live in NE Texas and it is starting to make sense with the brand new tax credits plus that just got passed along with the Texas property tax reduction for installing solar. They include battery storage systems starting next year in the new bill. I figure it's at least worth a look.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 03:19 PM (bVYXr)

333 A Norman duke conquered England in the middle ages, so the French and English nobility were closely related.

The English did have more freedom traditionally due to their Anglo-Saxon and Norse traditions, but William the Bastard brought French ruling ideas with him.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 17, 2022 03:19 PM (ESjRY)

334 325 This really put the TMI accident in perspective for me: People living near the TMI power plant got a higher radiation dose from the Chernobyl accident than they got from the TMI accident.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 17, 2022 03:18 PM (Y5qcH)

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One day people will be able to move back into Hiroshima and Nagasaki safely.

Someday...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 03:19 PM (LvTSG)

335 It's not like there wasn't technological or economic advancement in the age of monarchies. The continuous warfare, and particularly that armies became roving bandits when wars ended, hampered development and trade for a long time. A lot of scientific work done after the fall of the west Roman empire wouldn't see pay off for many centuries. The technological regression (Romans had plumbing!, it'd be a thousand years before that came back in a meaningful fashion) that can occur is pretty daunting.
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the mid 1300's were a bitch

and shockingly, getting rid of 75% of the earth's population wasn't a panacea.

Posted by: THE BLACK DEATH IS SORRY TO HAVE DISAPPOINTED YOU MALTHUSIAN DEATH CULTISTS at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (qSxH2)

336 It killed 1 million people in America because Trump didn't do enough early, in the middle of the impeachment circus.Dem governors were cramming Covid-positive patients into nursing homes to kill 10s of thousands and doctors were killing people with ventilators

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 03:13 PM (LvTSG
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Fixed it.

Posted by: Axeman at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (krQz2)

337 A Roman Triumph was a parade of booty, slaves and treasure. Some of the treasure is still kicking around

I'd sure like to see a Trump Triumph.
Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:19 PM (Y274z)
______________

With Soros playing the role of Vercingetorix.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (cE4C5)

338 299 I read somewhere that the English nobility was careful to keep their people fed and looked at the French with scorn for not doing the same.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 17, 2022 03:14 PM (JVCkA)

The Irish would resent that claim.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (b2nrj)

339 Even that might have not have killed nuclear power if the movie The China Syndrome hadn't come out the same year.
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Just like in Barney Miller!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0519017/

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (yikp0)

340 The media and public reaction to Three Mile Island, not the incident itself. If anything, the incident proved the safety of nuclear. Nobody died, I don't think that anyone was even seriously hurt. Now compare that to a coal mine collapse or an oil rig fire or to children in Africa mining rare earth metals for a Tesla.
Posted by: 29Victor at August 17, 2022 03:02 PM (2FeAz)

No, the regulatory state was already crushing out nuke plants before TMI. One in Ohio was being held up long before, downwind from Cincy. Nobody seemed to care about the older plant in Indiana, upwind that was already there.
Posted by: Oldcat at August 17, 2022 03:15 PM (eoQWY)

Chuy poopooed the power of celebrity in an earlier post. The China Syndrome movie in the 70s singlehandedly killed the nuclear power industry in America.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (OB+je)

341 >>I'd sure like to see a Trump Triumph.


That Vlad the Impaler had the right idea.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (IDNOW)

342 Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 17, 2022 03:17 PM (z99Zw)

Were we statistically sicker - or more accurately, less healed - than other countries?

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (feqn2)

343 327. What happened to Lynn, the mom. In a home somewhere?

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (Zzbjj)

344 >>> 308 @279 Helena Handbasket-lol, yeah that scenario is quite possible or most likely. No argument from me.
Posted by: JROD at August 17, 2022 03:16 PM (0jZnq)

Heh.

Ok, I guess per the AoS Style Guide, we ended up arguing... the same thing.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (llON8)

345 Why do we have all the dialysis treatment centers? That's a recent development. It seems that some of the drugs they prescribe cause kidney failure and doctors haven't done a good job of monitoring that.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 17, 2022 03:21 PM (5HBd1)

346 A Roman Triumph was a parade of booty, slaves and treasure


An English Triumph was a pos car.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 03:21 PM (LNtgV)

347 I find it hard to believe anyone is particularly impressed with Liz.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 17, 2022 03:21 PM (VdGjU)

348 Posted by: Axeman at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (krQz2)


In fairness, I have the impression that ventilators are a last chance Hail Mary shot to save people on the way out.

Can any MDs here confirm or correct this impression?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:21 PM (cE4C5)

349 317 I thought Sowell turned around on Trump. No?
Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 03:17 PM (feqn2)

I think so. Most people who opposed him before seemingly did, though they aren't as noisome as NeverTrump.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 03:22 PM (b2nrj)

350 the mid 1300's were a bitch

and shockingly, getting rid of 75% of the earth's population wasn't a panacea.


Along a similiar line, the reason we have the myth of the noble savage, and the reason the Europeans conquered North America so easily, is that disease wiped out 90% of the American Indians shortly before colonization started in earnest.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 17, 2022 03:22 PM (ESjRY)

351 Liz showing up in Wyoming in jeans and a checked shirt rally highlighted her scamminess. Dick in Chambray...the same
Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:13 PM


Do you think Liz can make me a cambric shirt?

Posted by: Simon and Garfunkel at August 17, 2022 03:22 PM (xttsV)

352 By and large, I still trust doctors. Now, however, I endeavor to become an informed healthcare consumer, independently of the medical establishment.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 17, 2022 03:18 PM (OB+je)


I was cured of Lyme disease by an unorthodox treatment. But as I said, I had to take the alt- route due to allergies. That's why when the coof rolled around, I wasn't afraid because I know things.

(I'm fortunate that I've encountered alt-health professionals who are competent and professional. There *are* quacks and snake oil salesmen out there, to be sure.)

Just try and get referrals from those you trust when you embark on this new health adventure.

Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 03:22 PM (dCxaZ)

353 "A Norman duke conquered England in the middle ages, so the French and English nobility were closely related."

I assume you're referring to 1066. The Normans were actually Viking in origin, so while they may have adopted some aspects of French culture and the language, their DNA was different.

Posted by: SFGoth at August 17, 2022 03:22 PM (KAi1n)

354 A Roman Triumph was a parade of booty, slaves and treasure

I'm intrigued by the concept of booty slaves.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 17, 2022 03:22 PM (VdGjU)

355 "What's coming to them"... history says we should worry about what's coming to us. Justice and the overthrow of tyranny are aberrations in history.

Posted by: SMFH at August 17, 2022 03:22 PM (CEh/e)

356 Look at what the Gates Foundation has done to Africa through forcing "vaccines" on the populace there. Gates is a straight up evil racist.... and evil douchebag.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 17, 2022 03:10 PM (u4CEu)


I disagree. Gates didn't do that in Africa because he hates black people. He hates ALL people. Africa was a target of opportunity.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 17, 2022 03:22 PM (z99Zw)

357 You should want to go on the ventilator as much as you want to go on the cart.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 03:22 PM (IDNOW)

358 Welfare is just part of the "noblesse oblige" concept, where the nobility did things for the poor to show their nobility and to demonstrate why they were nececssary.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (Ivdso)

Well, that and to prevent them from freaking out and torching courthouses and hanging tax collectors.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 17, 2022 03:14 PM (IXpV7)

In feudal times, the military caste of the knights had to be supported by the peasantry raising crops on both their own and the lord's land and the townsfolk doing necessary industry and trade. If the peasants died evrybody died, so there was incentives to strike a balance. The lords also did certain legal functions, acted as courts and law enforcement.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 17, 2022 03:22 PM (eoQWY)

359 326 314. Poo tin doesn't seem to be on the let's kill the peasants green train. Gives him a lot of cred.
Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:18 PM (Zzbjj)

*******
Poo Tin is getting his peasants slaughtered. Some have been found with looted washing machines and kids toys still in boxes. It's said free Lada for six month enlistment.

Something is very off about all of this.

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:23 PM (Y274z)

360 What happened to Lynn, the mom. In a home somewhere?
Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (Zzbjj)
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It was time for her to go "Hunting with Dick".

Posted by: Axeman at August 17, 2022 03:23 PM (krQz2)

361 Socialism descends into slavery. All of its forms, every time. Slavery is the end result.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (WWh8n)

I am going to start shopping for some blondie iceback hotties. You can never be too prepared.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 17, 2022 03:23 PM (yHsuS)

362 356 I disagree. Gates didn't do that in Africa because he hates black people. He hates ALL people. Africa was a target of opportunity.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 17, 2022 03:22 PM (z99Zw)

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"Is that what we are? Misanthropes?"

"No. We're a family."

*rides off to murder sheriff and his wife*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 03:23 PM (LvTSG)

363 Those EV tax credits are only good if you owe at least $7500 in federal income tax. Otherwise you get your tax bill as a credit. Could be $6500 or could be $2500. Ford just took a shitty product and reduced its potential market by a lot.
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The people buy 75,000 pick up trucks that can't do anything but look trendy, are the people who owe at least 7500 in Federal income tax. They'll sell a bunch to country music stars, professional athletes and rich progs. Its a vanity good. Like an expensive handbag.

Posted by: Veblen goods at August 17, 2022 03:23 PM (B1B1h)

364 That Vlad the Impaler had the right idea.
Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (IDNOW)

The heads on pikes leading out of town was just a beautifully inspired idea...*sniff*...beautiful man, just beautiful.

Posted by: Boswell at August 17, 2022 03:23 PM (+Cgut)

365 >>> 319 Or I should say...very few. So many times the retort to me was: Are you a doctor?

And then I started to reply: No, but I am a Healer.
Posted by: kallisto at August 17, 2022 03:07 PM (dCxaZ)

Let me start by saying that I have no issues with the horde medical people...

I remember reading a book mumble-mumble years ago which said that western medicine was poisons (drugs), butchery (surgery), and radiation (can't recall what they called that) because the medical industry wasn't interested in healing you, just managing symptoms.

I liken modern doctors to bio-mechanics. Most of them aren't researchers, they have to go with what other people discover. The problem is, what do you do when the research field is corrupted?
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 17, 2022 03:17 PM (z99Zw)

I think this is a great summary, even if the critique may be a bit exaggerated (eg surgery is necessary in some cases, but should it be the first and only resort for something like recurring back pain?). The medical types here generally seem to be those who do crazy stuff like ask questions and make their own observations.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 03:23 PM (llON8)

366 We're fortunate there is a lot more information on how to manage specific diseases and conditions available now (for the moment) than ever before. There's more quackery to sort through but it beats the alternative which is being lectured by the bought and paid for Expert Class.

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 03:23 PM (feqn2)

367 I am seriously looking at getting solar installed on our house. We live in NE Texas and it is starting to make sense with the brand new tax credits plus that just got passed along with the Texas property tax reduction for installing solar. They include battery storage systems starting next year in the new bill. I figure it's at least worth a look.
Posted by: Mister Scott

We close on the house Friday. I would like to look into it once our bills get settled.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 03:24 PM (LNtgV)

368 The Romans had a flush toilet on Hadrian’s Wall.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 17, 2022 03:24 PM (e7Zff)

369 356. He was advising Sri Lanka, too. Hates everyone

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:24 PM (Zzbjj)

370 I assume you're referring to 1066. The Normans were actually Viking in origin, so while they may have adopted some aspects of French culture and the language, their DNA was different

Yes, but their laws were French. Rollo became a French noble, even if he was ethnically Norse...and there were about a hundred years between the two.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 17, 2022 03:24 PM (ESjRY)

371 Everyone I know that went on a vent is dead. But hospitals got an incentive to put them on a vent rather than supplement with O2. And they got an incentive to use Remdesivir which kills your kidneys. Meanwhile, studies showing better ways to treat Wuflu were ignored and prevented from being shared on social media. They wanted people to die.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 17, 2022 03:24 PM (5HBd1)

372 353 "A Norman duke conquered England in the middle ages, so the French and English nobility were closely related."

I assume you're referring to 1066. The Normans were actually Viking in origin, so while they may have adopted some aspects of French culture and the language, their DNA was different.
Posted by: SFGoth at August 17, 2022 03:22 PM (KAi1n)

French and English locals are Celts(Gauls and Britons). Franks were possibly also from Denmark or thereabouts but were more recently from north Germany.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 03:24 PM (b2nrj)

373 90% of ventilated patients died.
Why they couldn't figure that out? did they want them dead?

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (Y274z)

374 Socialism descends into slavery. All of its forms, every time. Slavery is the end result.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 03:11 PM (WWh8n)

_____________________

If it gets that far. Usually socialism ends earlier in mass murder.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (iFTx/)

375 VLAD THE IMPALER

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=bN7VBhU_QWk

Posted by: GWAR at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (IDNOW)

376 I read somewhere that the English nobility was careful to keep their people fed and looked at the French with scorn for not doing the same

Some cultures seem to be more readily disposed to bending the knee. The UK was not one of them. Russia, on the other hand, seems to want to snap on chains themselves and bow to anyone who'll take the job.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (Ivdso)

377 And COVID is still "sweeping" through nursing homes (i.e., AARP Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard, Public Policy Institute, Updated August 11, 2022 & others) and "FEMA COVID-19 Funeral assistance (is) still available" as per
FEMA Release NR 05 of July 19, 2022.

And that's why, in part, there's the loosening of government policy.

Posted by: Lola at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (NIYa7)

378 Something is very off about all of this.

We've basically replaced the Ukrainian economy with "aid". So Biden is fighting Vlad over control of Donbas to the last Ukrainian.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (ESjRY)

379 The Romans had a flush toilet on Hadrian’s Wall.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus
_______________________

I assume it flushed to the Scottish side.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (es0Dj)

380 I assume you're referring to 1066. The Normans were actually Viking in origin, so while they may have adopted some aspects of French culture and the language, their DNA was different.
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There isn't anyone alive in europe today, except for immigrants, who doesn't have Viking DNA.

Posted by: Viking, has been very very gut to me at August 17, 2022 03:26 PM (3ZJaC)

381 You know who our friends are by who the swamp persecutes and our enemies by who it ignores. It pursues Trump, and ignores everyone on the Epstein client list.

Proof positive that the Epstein list is chockablock with powerful Junta friends. Not just Bill Gates, but John Roberts and many others.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 17, 2022 03:26 PM (CPOhL)

382 Yes, but their laws were French. Rollo became a French noble, even if he was ethnically Norse...and there were about a hundred years between the two.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 17, 2022 03:24 PM (ESjRY)

French laws are Roman. The Merovingians were serious Roman fanboys. Their military structure emulates (pretty closely) the very late Roman military (very different from the legions of Marius and Caesar at this point). Charlemagne continues this tradition of Roman romance.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 03:26 PM (b2nrj)

383 @344 Helena Handbasket-All I know is the left is off the rails. They're in charge even when they're not in charge. We'll see if this red wave even slows them down.

We are always 3-5 steps behind these leftist a-holes. We are clueless to what is going to happen or what the political landscape is going to be a year from now.

Posted by: JROD at August 17, 2022 03:26 PM (0jZnq)

384 Chuy poopooed the power of celebrity in an earlier post. The China Syndrome movie in the 70s singlehandedly killed the nuclear power industry in America.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (OB+je)
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The authors of that dreadful book admitted companies would never put a bunch of reactors all in the same containment building; that the authors did it for the dramatic tension, or some such.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 17, 2022 03:26 PM (5pTK/)

385 Ford said the cheapest EV-150 was going to be $40K. At that price I think it may have had a shot. But then to raise that to $48K, almost 25% over night, seems like a red flag. Who knows what it will cost when it finally hits the showroom.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 17, 2022 03:26 PM (Y5qcH)

386 I read somewhere that the English nobility was careful to keep their people fed and looked at the French with scorn for not doing the same.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 17, 2022 03:14 PM (JVCkA)

The Irish would resent that claim.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 03:20 PM (b2nrj)

The Irish situation is an example of the problem of a colony where everyone wants to make a quick buck and go to their real home rather than integrate into the local society or convert it to their society.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 17, 2022 03:26 PM (eoQWY)

387 >>90% of ventilated patients died.
Why they couldn't figure that out? did they want them dead?


I seem to recall some absurd government incentive to ventilate - $10-20k per patient.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 17, 2022 03:26 PM (I/doM)

388 I also suspect the IC is getting lots of cash from Gates because they'd rat him out on Epstein

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:27 PM (Zzbjj)

389 We won't have the old CDC to kick around any more. Rachel Walensky's goan turn it into a lean, mean, virus-fightin' machine.

https://tinyurl.com/2sahc2w9

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at August 17, 2022 03:27 PM (sWM8x)

390
noooood malfeasance

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 17, 2022 03:27 PM (jmDe3)

391 90% of ventilated patients died.
Why they couldn't figure that out? did they want them dead?


I seem to recall some absurd government incentive to ventilate - $10-20k per patient.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 17, 2022 03:26 PM (I/doM)
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I recall something like that as well.

Posted by: Axeman at August 17, 2022 03:27 PM (krQz2)

392 Trying setting up small scale solar to power one room. It's a good way to test it out and see how it works. And small scale solar is pretty affordable.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 17, 2022 03:27 PM (5HBd1)

393 Celts were in Spain and Portugal too -- the Celtibereans. There's a modern Celtic band out of northwest Spain called Luar Na Lubre who sing a lot of stuff in the native tongue of the region ("Gallego").

Posted by: SFGoth at August 17, 2022 03:27 PM (KAi1n)

394 We've basically replaced the Ukrainian economy with "aid". So Biden is fighting Vlad over control of Donbas to the last Ukrainian.
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Massive stimulus program for Ukraine. Say, they don't pay any taxes to us, do they . . . ?

Posted by: 87,000 new IRS agents don't care at August 17, 2022 03:27 PM (3ZJaC)

395
Some cultures seem to be more readily disposed to bending the knee. The UK was not one of them. Russia, on the other hand, seems to want to snap on chains themselves and bow to anyone who'll take the job.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (Ivdso)

A harsh people from a harsh land. Given their history of being batted about one can understand how they came to think that a powerful, ruthless, and uncompromising ruler is needed.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 03:27 PM (b2nrj)

396 If it gets that far. Usually socialism ends earlier in mass murder.
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (iFTx/)
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They start and then transit through mass murder. The end state is slavery, before eventual dissolution and collapse or conquest by nervous neighbors. The mass slaughters usually happen during socialism's early childhood and adolescence. The killing never stops, but it becomes less routine and the scale reduces as the slave-survivors learn their place and/or the masters of the state ease up on the throttle out of self-preservation (China being a prime example of that, with the end of the Cultural Revolution).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 03:27 PM (WWh8n)

397 There isn't anyone alive in europe today, except for immigrants, who doesn't have Viking DNA.

Well, I like rape.

Posted by: Some Viking at August 17, 2022 03:27 PM (ESjRY)

398 the reason we have the myth of the noble savage
______________

Ahem. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:28 PM (cE4C5)

399 >>>90% of ventilated patients died.

Why they couldn't figure that out? did they want them dead?

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (Y274z)

Woohoo! 10 Percenter, here.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 17, 2022 03:28 PM (QYPq3)

400 They wanted people to die.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 17, 2022 03:24 PM (5HBd1)

Yep. For Fraudci's and Cronies' financial gain. And nobody was called to reckon.

Never forget this.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 17, 2022 03:28 PM (yHsuS)

401 I am seriously looking at getting solar installed on our house. We live in NE Texas and it is starting to make sense with the brand new tax credits plus that just got passed along with the Texas property tax reduction for installing solar. They include battery storage systems starting next year in the new bill. I figure it's at least worth a look.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 03:19 PM (bVYXr)


We have very greenie weenie neighbors across the street with a solar array on the roof. After having it for a few years they are very luke warm on the whole affair. Yea they generate electricity but they don't get to use it. They get some magical reduction in their monthly bills that may or may not relate to what they produce. Add to that they are on the roof all winter shoveling snow off the things. Last time we talked about it they said it was not something they regretted doing but they could not recommend it to anyone.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at August 17, 2022 03:28 PM (NxOLn)

402 I read somewhere that the English nobility was careful to keep their people fed and looked at the French with scorn for not doing the same

Some cultures seem to be more readily disposed to bending the knee. The UK was not one of them. Russia, on the other hand, seems to want to snap on chains themselves and bow to anyone who'll take the job.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (Ivdso)

Having steppe raiders like the Mongols as neighbors makes you appreciate the utility of a strong national defense. Whenever Russia was weak, they'd be invaded from all sides.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 17, 2022 03:28 PM (eoQWY)

403 zero hedge reports Twitter gets government subsidies.

well well well

That's why he wants it.

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:28 PM (Y274z)

404 And a NeverTrump thread descends into Saxon violence.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 03:29 PM (yikp0)

405
I am seriously looking at getting solar installed on our house. We live in NE Texas and it is starting to make sense with the brand new tax credits plus that just got passed along with the Texas property tax reduction for installing solar. They include battery storage systems starting next year in the new bill. I figure it's at least worth a look.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 03:19 PM


If one seriously does their homework it can make sense. In very limited cases. There are a lot of tools, Google provides one (no link) that can look at your location, your roof-line, and calculate the available solar array possible and yearly hours of sunlight particular to your location.

In my case, 1000 hours a year of sunlight don't cut it. But then I look at the 'distribution charge' on my monthly bill - which is the same as the charge for the energy, doubling my bill, and start again with a fresh scratch pad. Someday maybe. It's getting closer. Maybe.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 17, 2022 03:29 PM (jE276)

406 Some cultures seem to be more readily disposed to bending the knee. The UK was not one of them. Russia, on the other hand, seems to want to snap on chains themselves and bow to anyone who'll take the job.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (Ivdso)

A harsh people from a harsh land. Given their history of being batted about one can understand how they came to think that a powerful, ruthless, and uncompromising ruler is needed.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 03:27 PM (b2nrj)
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When the alternative is ruled by Mongols, a powerful, ruthless, and uncompromising ruler from your own people looks pretty good.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:29 PM (cE4C5)

407 Who knows what it will cost when it finally hits the showroom.

There was never the slightest chance it will sell for that when finally released. That number was just thrown out for EV fetishists to repeat like it was not SO expensive to buy one.

The Irish would resent that claim.

"Fack ye English bastards, I'll stab ye in the throat in the middle of the night and burn yer castle down over yer heads! Now, where's me free handout of food?"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:29 PM (Ivdso)

408 I went to look up some specific weight loss stuff - basically what to do when it got difficult - on yandex.com and it was chock full of links to good tips.

Goolag OTOH sent me to a top ten smorgasbord of articles from CNN, NBC, etc, all about how weight loss was futile, don't bother, your body is made a certain type, your brain is going to fight you every step of the way, and even if you do lose, it will come back.

Frightening propaganda from the pharmaceutical companies who pay Big Media's salaries.

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 03:29 PM (feqn2)

409 the reason we have the myth of the noble savage
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Ahem. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:28 PM (cE4C5)

its way older than that. Roman authors often spoke of the good features of the Germans and other barbs while decrying the decay of Roman morals.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 17, 2022 03:30 PM (eoQWY)

410 >>> 332
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I am seriously looking at getting solar installed on our house. We live in NE Texas and it is starting to make sense with the brand new tax credits plus that just got passed along with the Texas property tax reduction for installing solar. They include battery storage systems starting next year in the new bill. I figure it's at least worth a look.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 03:19 PM (bVYXr)

I wish it were easier to run things ... cafeteria style? Say, have lighting most / all from solar, and maybe the same for AC. Heating, fridge, other appliances from the grid. I'm trying to drop the amount of electric I'm using, not by getting the stupid "energy saver" crap but by switching to say, a propane water heater.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 03:30 PM (llON8)

411 Yes, but their laws were French. Rollo became a French noble, even if he was ethnically Norse...and there were about a hundred years between the two.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 17, 2022 03:24 PM (ESjRY)

Its hard to say what the "French" are - having been conquered and ruled by so many ethnic groups. The same could be said for the Brits who had ancient Brit tribes, Romans, Saxons, Normans, Scotts and Irish etc etc fighting forever over a small patch of land.

The best you can say is their languages and customs often intersect

Posted by: Boswell at August 17, 2022 03:30 PM (+Cgut)

412 Whenever Russia was weak, they'd be invaded from all sides.
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It doesn't help when Polish guys get three wishes from a genie either.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 03:30 PM (yikp0)

413 >>>Not after covid, only the karens have doctor worship now, the rest of us not so much.
Posted by: Mister Scott


That was my first thought as well. Lot more distrust of doctors than there used to be. I know a young Dr who became vigorously distrustful of hospitals during the pandemic. Said they were killing people. But he was vaxxed.

Posted by: Prime Sister at August 17, 2022 03:31 PM (tQL7r)

414 Having steppe raiders like the Mongols as neighbors makes you appreciate the utility of a strong national defense. Whenever Russia was weak, they'd be invaded from all sides.
Posted by: Oldcat at August 17, 2022 03:28 PM (eoQWY)
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Sorry, just saw this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:31 PM (cE4C5)

415 its way older than that. Roman authors often spoke of the good features of the Germans and other barbs while decrying the decay of Roman morals.

Yeah but I understood that to be less "these are inherently good people corrupted by outside influences" and more "look at how decadent and unmanly we've become, even these barbarians are better than us in some ways".

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 17, 2022 03:31 PM (Ivdso)

416 50...
The left and never Trumpers were pi$$ed that Trump refused to lock down the Country for covid and left that decision to the States and they bitched about it daily,...
Mr Scott

Don't forget the people who moaned and groaned about him not mobilizing the National Guard to put down the riots in 2020.

Posted by: Flyover at August 17, 2022 03:32 PM (Rbu5d)

417 >>> 373 90% of ventilated patients died.
Why they couldn't figure that out? did they want them dead?
Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (Y274z)

*tee hee*

Posted by: WEF at August 17, 2022 03:32 PM (llON8)

418 Not after covid, only the karens have doctor worship now, the rest of us not so much.
Posted by: Mister Scott
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It's useful to bear in mind that it wasn't all that long ago that doctors tried to balance the humors, bled people to cure disease, and disdained washing their hands.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:32 PM (cE4C5)

419 Sorry, just saw this.
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That's what the Boyar said!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 03:33 PM (yikp0)

420 The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the announcement that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) will commit US$ 140 million over 4 years to support initiatives and research aimed at ending malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), June 24, 2022

How many times has the malaria treatments been changed over decades? Many, many times.

Posted by: Lola at August 17, 2022 03:33 PM (NIYa7)

421 Zero hedge also reported that Gates made calls to Manchin. Wonder how many senators he owns

Posted by: CN at August 17, 2022 03:34 PM (Zzbjj)

422 nood
bastards

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 03:34 PM (yikp0)

423 373 90% of ventilated patients died.
Why they couldn't figure that out? did they want them dead?
Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 03:25 PM (Y274z)
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See #348.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:34 PM (cE4C5)

424 It's useful to bear in mind that it wasn't all that long ago that doctors tried to balance the humors, bled people to cure disease, and disdained washing their hands.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 17, 2022 03:32 PM (cE4C5)
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Calvin Coolidge lost his son to blood poisoning, if I remember correctly. That was, what, 1915 or so? It's hard to believe wound management just didn't exist, even then.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 17, 2022 03:36 PM (5pTK/)

425 404 Well that's the Leftist theory so might as well go for it

Posted by: Skip at August 17, 2022 03:44 PM (k8B25)

426 I'm making over $13k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life.
This is what I do... http://www.salarycash1.com

Posted by: Sarah at August 17, 2022 05:00 PM (xc/MV)

427 Liz would have overcome but she failed her costume.

bandana
white cowboy hat
something, something
fringe on the surrey...

Posted by: micky at August 17, 2022 05:03 PM (3byMq)

428 The appropriate name for this blog is “NeverTrump Watch.”

Posted by: Just a dummy at August 17, 2022 06:18 PM (UukAd)

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