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Yay! We’ll Fall Short of The Usurper’s Goal!

I am never happier I neither watch nor own a TV than when I read such drivel as comprises this article that David Mueller forwarded:

The Biden administration planned to concede Tuesday that it will likely fall short of President Joe Biden’s goal of partially vaccinating 70 percent of American adults by Independence Day, but insist it has “succeeded beyond our highest expectations” in returning the nation to a pre-pandemic normal.

Yo, Usurper and all those peddling his propaganda: “President Joe Biden” did not “return” any of us to a “pre-plandemic normal.” Many of us never left it, so far as it was within our power. And those who did—yeah, I’m looking at entire populations in the People’s Democratic Socialist Republics of Michigan, Californiastan, Illinois, New York and Joisey—escaped thanks to their own initiative.

Isn’t it infuriating that the political class shrugs off all responsibility for locking us down, ruining the economy, and murdering residents of nursing homes? No, “the pandemic” committed all those crimes. But serfs rebelling against idiotic dictatorship—then we’re to credit politicians with “returning us to normal.”

“We always intended July Fourth as a moment to take stock and celebrate the progress we’ve made. But by no means was it an end point,” a senior administration official said. “What really matters is what the country feels like and what Americans are safely able to do. …”

Isn’t that typical of Marxists? Reality doesn’t matter: how we “feel” is far more essential. And when they couldn’t meet their goals, they moved the goalposts. 

Oh, wait: 

The official … denied that the administration was moving the goal posts…

My bad. Naturally, when habitual liars say they aren’t doing precisely what they’re doing, we believe them rather than our own eyes and ears. 

In a prime-time address in March, [Biden] set a more modest goal — that if Americans continued to follow safety protocols and ultimately got vaccinated, it was likely they could host modest gatherings by the holiday. “That doesn’t mean large events with lots of people together, but it does mean small groups will be able to get together,” he said.

Newsflash, you senile old coot: the Deep State will suffer pangs of conscience before I ask you to approve the number of guests at my “gathering.”

“We have built an unparalleled, first-of-its-kind, nationwide vaccination program. And as a result, we have successfully executed the most complex, logistical task in history — administering 300 million shots in 150 days,” [Jeffrey] Zients[, the head of the White House Covid-19 response team,] is to say [in a forthcoming announcement].

Anyone with even a basic knowledge of America’s past—let alone the world’s—smirks at such mind-boggling ignorance and hubris. What about Benedict Arnold’s march to Quebec? What about Washington’s evacuation of the Continental Army in August of 1776? What about D-Day? What about the building of the Pyramids? What about Hannibal’s trek across the Alps? What about— Oh, never mind. There may be a greater waste of time than quibbling with outright morons, but I’m danged if I know what it is.

…the administration has begun to increasingly warn of the risk of contracting the more contagious and potentially deadlier delta variant in pushing Americans to get their shot.

“The new variant will leave unvaccinated people even more vulnerable than they are a month ago,” Biden warned Friday as he touted 300 million vaccination doses administered since he took office. “But the good news is, we have the solution. The science and the data are clear: The best way to protect yourself against these variants are to get fully vaccinated.”

No, the best way to protect ourselves is to turn off the Idiot Box. Short of converging on Washington with pitchforks, of course.

12:58 pm on June 22, 2021

It’s About Time! Congress Votes To Repeal Iraq War Authorization

12:35 pm on June 22, 2021

CDC Libertarians Have a Warped View of Libertarianism

CDC libertarians, who never tire of telling us that private businesses have the right to require that their customers wear masks, social distance, and get the Covid-19 vaccine, have a warped view of libertarianism. When we denounce these things, their refrain over and over again is: private businesses have the right to set the rules for entrance to their property. Yes, they certainly do. No one is disputing that. But just because we denounce masks, distancing, plexiglass shields, and the vaccine doesn’t mean that we want the state to prevent businesses from requiring these things. There is nothing unlibertarian about pointing out the folly of these things, trying to get businesses to change their policies, or refusing to patronize businesses that require these things. And there is certainly nothing unlibertarian about pointing out that it is only because of government propaganda that businesses even think about requiring these things in areas where there are no mandates for any of these things anymore. This is something that CDC libertarians are strangely silent on.

9:23 am on June 22, 2021

Scariants!

“Variants.” A last ditch effort save the pyramid of lies. You know you have arrived at the crowning moment of “science” when you are told that these “variants” are going to “find you” and “pick you off.”

At a Monday news conference, Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, said Delta has the potential “to be more lethal because it’s more efficient in the way it transmits between humans,” according to CNBC.

He said the Delta variant “will eventually find those vulnerable individuals who will become severely ill, have to be hospitalized and potentially die.”

“This particular delta variant is faster, it is fitter, it will pick off the more vulnerable more efficiently than previous variants, and therefore if there are people left without vaccination, they remain even at further risk,” Ryan added, according to CNBC.

8:31 am on June 22, 2021

Virus fraud props up the rent-seeking medical dictatorship complex

Hopefully, the next house of cards to collapse will be the Medical-Pharmaceutical-Industrial Complex’s decades-long fraud of virology and microbe hunting. The State, by using the fearmongering powers of virus threats, has managed to build an entire kingdom of fear via lies and pseudo-science. And of course they have the masses safety-begging for a larger, more invasive government to “protect them” from these constantly-evolving boogeyman threats. Because, you see, a “virus” is something that no individual can control. That means you can’t “health your way out of it” or avoid it. Remember – you can’t hide from a virus, so the ‘Rona is gonna get you no matter what. So then, the only alternative becomes the Medical-Elite-Governmental Oligarchy that encases us in plastic, plexiglass, gloves, masks, rules, and lockdowns, that is, until the Pharmaceutical Heroes can come along and rescue us with their glorious and profitable vaccinations and pharmaceuticals.

Virus Mania Scientism, built on a one-dimensional virus theory that allows for no skepticism or detractors, has – during CovidScam – utilized the media machine to smear, discredit, “debunk”, and censor all those who should dare to offer views or questions that deviate from the standard script. Thanks to alternative media sites popping up in response to the censorship from tyrants, the truth is able to be rescued from Big Tech’s insatiable appetite for control.

Here’s a beginner’s guide to understanding the false premises of virus mania. Dr Andy Kaufman on viral isolation, genomic sequencing, and variants.

 

8:17 am on June 22, 2021

Masculine men are “sheep”

I can’t stop laughing at this article written by an “unbiased” feminist.

“Women are, on average, intellectually superior to men. This intellectual maturity allows them to have a greater hold on their emotions when faced with confrontation. In comparison, the fragility of toxic masculinity creates an atmosphere where men feel the need to prove themselves as an “Alpha”, resulting in extreme aggression and physical confrontation. This reaction is enhanced when levels of testosterone are increased in the male body through physical fitness.

… Unfortunately, castration is not an option for humans at this point in time due to the lack of research in the field of synthetically engineered sperm which is necessary for procreation.”

7:38 am on June 22, 2021

The Day Slavery Finally Ended in New Jersey, the Last Slave State

January 23, 1866, not “Juneteenth.”  (About 90,000 New Jersey men participated in the U.S. government’s invasion of the Southern states with some 6,300 being killed and several times that number being wounded.  Some were conscripted after Lincoln’s conscription law was imposed in January of 1863.  One wonders what they thought they were fighting for).

7:27 am on June 22, 2021

Breakthrough on the Lies

Breakthrough cases” –> I guess they weren’t vaccinated hard enough?

The CDC called off the dogs on “testing” gene-therapied people so that the fraud of the testing would not be revealed, but that isn’t stopping people from being tested. Amazingly, after 16 months of non-stop facts and figures on PCR (polymerase chain reaction), some really stupid people *still* think PCR can be used for “testing” for a virus and viral load, _in spite_ of the inventor of the test (Kary Mullis) stating, unequivocally, that PCR could not ever do any such task.

So when people ‘test positive’ there has to be another (new) story to explain that phenomenon. So they rename these positive tests as “breakthrough cases” — yet another made-up term to further confound the reality of this house of cards.

7:24 am on June 22, 2021

Not Only a Black Heart But a Crony One, Too

Regarding The Black Heart of BlackRock, Tim remarks, 

We should not forget old Larry was a longtime friend and advisor to Donald Trump.

7:00 am on June 22, 2021

Brave 9-Year Old WRECKS School Board for Pushing BLM, Racially Dividing Students

3:03 am on June 22, 2021

Congress Actually Does Something Good

I know you are just as shocked as I am. The House last week voted 268-161 to revoke the 2002 authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) that authorized the immoral, unjust, and unnecessary war in Iraq. Forty-nine Republicans and 219 Democrats voted in favor of the repeal bill (H.R.256). Only one Democrat voted against repeal, Rep. Elaine G. Luria of Virginia. This means that 160 Republican House members are still bloodthirsty neocon warmongers. I note also that the House voted in favor of repeal last year as well, but the Trump administration opposed the bill and the Republican-controlled Senate never voted on it.

8:01 pm on June 21, 2021

A National Day of Historical Ignorance

That is how historian Brion McClanahan describes the new federal holiday of Juneteenth. He writes:

Hereditary slavery did not end in the United States until December 6, 1865, the ratification date of the 13th Amendment. Slave auctions continued in Kentucky through November 1865, five months after slavery supposedly ended on June 19th, 1865. If the last slaves were told they were free on June 19th, then what about slaves sold into slavery AFTER that point? Would be news to them. Delaware, Kentucky, and New Jersey (all slave States in 1865) rejected the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, and slavery was legal in each State until December, six months after June 19th, 1865. By the way, Delaware, Kentucky, and New Jersey were technically all UNION States during the War, though Kentucky was a special case and could be considered a Confederate State as well. Only Mississippi rejected the 13th Amendment from the former Confederate States. That means THREE Union States and only one Confederate State rejected the amendment that ended slavery after the War. So much for the theory that the Union fought the war to free the slaves, even after Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

See and hear more on his website.

3:40 pm on June 21, 2021

Sooner or Later, The Dictionary Will List “COVIDCon” and “Politicians” As Two Of “Hypocrisy’s” Definitions

They’re As Phony Up North As They Are Here reminded Gary from Central Florida of the overwhelming hypocrisy that has characterized COVIDCon from the start: 

…In the same vein we see the double standard all over the country with the arenas and the ballparks now letting in people at full capacity. What happened to the Bubonic Plague? What the great unwashed need to know when they line up for their $9 hot dogs and $12 beers is that they have been had. When they were forced into losing their jobs and businesses and were not allowed by their masters to see their parents or grandkids, the rich owners of sport teams were allowed to have their teams play out their seasons. The 800-lb gorilla in the room is the TV money guaranteed to the owners as long as the games were played. No paying fans but still tons of revenue from the TV contracts. Contrast that to the destruction of small business people who can only thrive with customers being allowed into their stores. Also, …the forced shutdown of Houses of Worship while athletes were running into each other and were in close contact for 2-3 hours playing Football and Hockey. 

Truly crimes against humanity. 

Indeed. And I eagerly await humanity’s revenge.

3:36 pm on June 21, 2021

The Federal Bureau of Iniquity

Plunder Pie inspired Rick in Oregon to remind us of the FBI’s horrific history:

The first bombing of the WTC in 1993 was planned by FBI agents and informants.

In fact there is a pretty good argument that the guy they pinned it on had nothing to do with it.

But the worst part of this is that an FBI informant wanted to substitute an inert ingredient into the bomb that he was helping to make so that it wouldn’t cause any real harm. The FBI nixed that idea. When the tapes of the conversations were turned over to the defense, it still had no effect on the retards who sat on the jury.

But the informant himself was mad as hell at the agency he was working for:

SALEM: Okay. I don’t think it was. If that what you think guys, fine, but I don’t think that because we was start already building the bomb which is went off in the World Trade Center. It was built by supervising supervision from the Bureau and the DA and we was all informed about it and we know what the bomb start to be built. By who? By your confidential informant. What a wonderful great case! And then he put his head in the sand I said “Oh, no, no, that’s not true, he is son of a bitch.” (Deep breath) Okay. It’s built with a different way in another place and that’s it.

FBI: No, don’t make any rash decisions. I’m just trying to be as honest with you as I can.

The FBI has only planned terrorist acts, not thwarted them and this sort of crap went on from the time J Edger Hoover took over the agency and made it the largest blackmail organization on the planet, and has continued to this day.

So has the serfs’ apathy towards or adulation of this utterly evil bureaucracy.

1:35 pm on June 21, 2021

Say What? US Planning New Sanctions…On Russia!

1:02 pm on June 21, 2021

The Black Heart of BlackRock

What’s behind the push from “woke” CEOs who ought to know better to ruin their companies with Marxist policies? “There is More to BlackRock Than You Might Imagine,” an article that Bill Martin sent, explains:

In 2019 Larry Fink joined the Board of the Davos World Economic Forum, the Swiss-based organization that for some 40 years has advanced economic globalization. Fink, who is close to the WEF’s technocrat head, Klaus Schwab, of Great Reset notoriety, now stands positioned to use the huge weight of BlackRock to create what is potentially, if it doesn’t collapse before, the world’s largest Ponzi scam, ESG corporate investing. Fink with $9 trillion to leverage is pushing the greatest shift of capital in history into a scam known as ESG Investing. The UN “sustainable economy” agenda is being realized quietly by the very same global banks which have created the financial crises in 2008. This time they are preparing the Klaus Schwab WEF Great Reset by steering hundreds of billions and soon trillions in investment to their hand-picked “woke” companies, and away from the “not woke” such as oil and gas companies or coal. BlackRock since 2018 has been in the forefront to create a new investment infrastructure that picks “winners” or “losers” for investment according to how serious that company is about ESG—Environment, Social values and Governance.

For example a company gets positive ratings for the seriousness of its hiring gender diverse management and employees, or takes measures to eliminate their carbon “footprint” by making their energy sources green or sustainable to use the UN term. How corporations contribute to a global sustainable governance is the most vague of the ESG, and could include anything from corporate donations to Black Lives Matter to supporting UN agencies such as WHO. Oil companies like ExxonMobil or coal companies no matter how clear are doomed as Fink and friends now promote their financial Great Reset or Green New Deal. This is why he cut a deal with the Biden presidency in 2019.

7:29 am on June 21, 2021

They’re As Phony Up North As They Are Here

Responding to Communist Canada, Charlie points to the usual hypocrisy from the Marxists in office:

I notice there is a large crowd at the Bell Center in Montreal to watch the Canadiens/Golden Nights Stanley Cup playoff game tonight. So why exactly was pastor Tim Stephens arrested? Shame on the politicians in Canada. May Almighty God thwart the ways of these wicked people! 

Speaking of which, I read a passage in Isaiah this morning of enormous comfort. We serve a just God, nor will His justice sleep forever, as Jefferson famously noted:

Woe to those who make unjust laws,
    to those who issue oppressive decrees,
to deprive the poor of their rights
    and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people,
making widows their prey
    and robbing the fatherless.
What will you do on the day of reckoning,
    when disaster comes from afar?
To whom will you run for help?
    Where will you leave your riches?

7:05 am on June 21, 2021

Whitney Webb: Who Is A “Terrorist” In Biden’s America?

Who Is A “Terrorist” In Biden’s America? by Whitney Webb

Far from being a war against “white supremacy,” the Biden administration’s new “domestic terror” strategy clearly targets primarily those who oppose US government overreach and those who oppose capitalism and/or globalization.

8:52 pm on June 20, 2021

Will the Catholic Bishops Ban Senile Joe from Receiving Communion?

Will an elephant suddenly fly out of my left ear?  Will the moon crash into Mars?  Will CNN start reporting actual news?

Catholic Charities receives more than 60 percent of its funding from the federal government, causing me to doubt the claims all over he Web that the bishops might vote to deny abortion lover Senile Joe the right to receive communion in the Catholic church.

By the way, if you are a left-wing clergyman you can preach politics from the pulpit all day long, but if you are more conservative you are perpetually terrified of losing your tax exemption for criticizing anything the state does.   That’s why they almost uniformly became Anthony Fauci’s trained monkeys from the beginning of the planned demic.

For a Christian minister who never missed a single Sunday service during the planned demic and who is not afraid to lambast any and all politicians for their sinful behavior, check out Pastor Chuck Baldwin  and his Liberty Fellowship.  I listen to his sermons every Sunday at 4:30 EST — even today during the final round of the U.S. Open.

9:59 am on June 20, 2021

When Government Rewards Evil and Punishes Good


Help make this extremely powerful and inspirational sermon go viral. It lays down the gauntlet of the peoples of God against satanic statism and oppression unlike any previous statement of affirmation of justice and righteousness.

11:30 pm on June 19, 2021

Mind Control: A Comprehensive Overview


The Minds of Men.

Mind Control – America’s Secret War.
It is one of the ill-kept secrets of America’s intelligence agencies — for decades, they have worked virtually non-stop to perfect means of controlling the human mind. But while many have suspected the existence of these projects, the details have long been preserved. Mind Control blows the lid off years of chilling experiments, drawing on documents reluctantly released through the Freedom of Information Act and interviews with some of the victims, including a woman whose past was literally taken away.

Hear from John Marks, the author of In Search of the Manchurian Candidate, who broke the story of the CIA’s abuses by unraveling the mysteries contained in financial records. All the other records pertaining to the experiments were destroyed by the agency in an attempt to prevent the details from ever being known.

I met John Marks in 1983 and discussed his book and the dangerous consequences of mind control with him.

The Search for the Manchurian Candidate – The CIA and Mind Control — Book by John Marks

Bad Trip To Edgewood.
An ITV Yorkshire (UK) documentary originally broadcast in 1993 about the secret chemical experiments carried out at Edgewood Arsenal on unsuspecting volunteers from the US military.

The Secret History of Fort Detrick, the CIA’s Base for Mind Control Experiments — Stephen Kinzer article

Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search For Mind Control — Book by Stephen Kinzer

The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government, — Book by David Talbot

The CIA Doctors: Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists — Book by Colin A. Ross

Project MKULTRA The CIA’s Program of Research in Behavioral ModificationJoint Hearing Before The Select Committee On Intelligence And the Subcommittee On Health and Scientific Research Of The Committee On Human Resources United States Senate Ninety-Fifth Congress First Session August 3, 1977

Project MKUltra — Wikipedia entry


Mind Control 1979 Project MKUltra documentary CIA experiments.

This 1979 ABC News documentary delves into the CIA’s secret MKULTRA project which experimented with various purported mind control techniques including giving soldiers and others LSD and various other drug concoctions.

Acid Dreams The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, The Sixties, and Beyond — Book by Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain

Operation Mind Control — Book by Walter Bowart

Operation Mind Control — an investigative report into government mind control through the use of drugs such as LSD, behavior modification, hypnosis, and other “psycho-weapons”. Bowarts «Operation Mind Control: The Cryptocracys Plan to Psychocivilize You» is a classic in the annals of conspiracy research. It is a disturbing account of the secret use of mind control technology, by a secret government (or «cryptocracy»), with an aim to pacifying whole populations and furthering private global-investment strategies.

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties  — Book by Tom O’Neill

2:04 pm on June 19, 2021

The Filthiest Uniforms Ever

Eeeeewww:

A group of parents in Gainesville, FL, concerned about potential harms from masks, submitted six face masks to a lab for analysis. The resulting report found that five masks were contaminated with bacteria, parasites, and fungi, including three with dangerous pathogenic and pneumonia-causing bacteria. No viruses were detected on the masks, although the test is capable of detecting viruses.

The analysis detected … 11 alarmingly dangerous pathogens on the masks…

Gary in Florida sent me this story Thursday, so thanks to him, I’ve saved money this week as I’m too nauseated to eat. (Pssst, Mom and Dad: compelling children to wear masks is yet another in a long line of reasons to yank them out of the propaganda centers Our Rulers hope you’ll mistake for schools.)

Meanwhile, we continue to enjoy a hiatus between wars: the one over masks is winding down, while the partisans in the Jab Battle load their needles. Perhaps I’m naive, but the latter doesn’t worry me yet: most of the country, with the exception of such Marxists dystopias as Seattle and Oregon, still struggles to inject a solid half of the population—and that’s despite enormous bribes. So long as we sensible folk number at least a substantial minority, let alone more than half, we’re likely safe.

Herewith, then, dispatches from various parts of the USSA from your fellow Patriots mounting a rearguard defense in the Mask War.

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1:24 pm on June 19, 2021

Glenn Greenwald: January 6 Capitol Riot Part of FBI’s New Domestic War on Terror (6.18.21)

Mainstream media losing viewers in droves consult the FBI to objectively assess the FBI. Yes, why hasn’t Matt Gaetz been charged yet?

10:43 pm on June 18, 2021

Happy Father’s Day

7:08 pm on June 18, 2021

Plunder Pie

Thanks to Tucker Carlson’s courage this week, facts about the “Deep State” that LRC’s readers have long understood—notably, that its operatives have for decades instigated most of the “domestic terrorism” besieging America—is going mainstream, so to speak. But long before innocent Patriots walked into a trap on January 6, political prisoners—people who have committed no actual crime but are instead caged at Leviathan’s whim—comprised most of the USSA’s incarcerated population. 

One such victim, Schaeffer Cox, describes this toxic system after his first-hand experience with it: 

   Here’s how the game really works. The government doesn’t tax people in order to provide services; they provide services so that the taxing doesn’t look so much like robbery. We are told that the services are the ends, and the taxes are the means. But the reality is the inverse of that — The taxes ARE the end goal.

    The Feds tax the people as much as they possibly can without completely suffocating them. Then they haul all the plunder back to Washington DC, where it gets divided up. Naturally, there is a line of people a mile long wanting a piece of this plunder-pie. The people with the best sounding excuse get to go to the front of the line, and get a bigger piece.

     The Justice System is custom built around getting to the front of that plunder-pie-line. The cops get a slice of pie to go capture the boogeyman. The prosecutors get a slice to shame and vilify the boogeyman. The public defenders get a slice to limp the boogeyman through the process. The judges get a slice to keep up the pretense of due process. The prison guards get a slice to house the boogeyman. The probation department gets a slice to supervise the boogeyman after everyone else is done with him. The slice itself is the objective. At best, the boogeyman is incidental.

     There are literally hundreds of thousands of people whose whole livelihoods are built around using the boogeyman as their golden ticket to get to the front of the plunder-pie-line. They live in fear of only two things: The Feds running out of pie, and the world running out of boogeymen. So far, the Feds have been able to plunder enough people to keep the pie flowing. But as the line gets longer, you must compete with other equally shiny golden tickets. Whenever the Justice System gets bumped back in line, the upper management panics, and tells the FBI they better produce some bigger and better boogeymen, or else we all go hungry! There just aren’t very many real actual boogeymen in the world, certainly not enough to keep the machine fed. So for the sake of keeping their business afloat, they have resorted to manufacturing their own pretend monsters.

     This is literally all the FBI does nowadays. They set up fake scenarios, have their own paid informants role-play the whole thing, then lead some poor sucker into the middle of the LARP game to be arrested and bear the penalty for whatever heinous monstrosity the FBI dreamed up to be the plot of their latest self-aggrandizing street performance. It’s called “security theater” by old-school cops who look down on the practice. The whole thing is as fake as a plastic banana. But it reliably gets the Justice System to the front of the plunder-pie-line. And they are all addicted to that pie.

    That is why there are so many people in prison in America. No other reason. The prison guards are not here for us; We are here for them. They NEED us. We are their golden ticket to the front of the plunder-pie-line, year after year. If the pie ever runs out, the courts will magically see the light and start believing in second chances, and not giving people decades in prison for petty, victimless crimes.

     As a matter of fact, it’s really none of the government’s business at all. In a free country you get dragged into court for a crime of injury against your neighbor. In a NOT free country you get dragged into court for a crime of disobedience against your government. Think on that.

    Truly “no victim no crime” are words to live by. Anything else is less than self-ownership, less than freedom, and less than human. America has really lost her way chasing after that plunder-pie. Perhaps if we had taken “Thou Shalt Not Steal” to heart we wouldn’t be in this mess.

~Schaeffer Cox

Please keep Mr. Cox and his fellow political prisoners in your prayers.

Thanks to Rudy Davis for sending me this shining essay. Mr. Davis issues a newsletter in which he lists various prisoners and ways of contacting them as well as updates on their conditions (many of these harmless folks endure beatings from guards, deprivation of medicine or food, and other abuse); if you’d like to subscribe, write him at ruddavis@yahoo.com. 

7:08 pm on June 18, 2021

14 Heroic Republicans

I don’t often say things like that. It is usually 2 or 3. Here are the names of the Republican House members who had the courage to vote against the bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday:

  • Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala.
  • Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.
  • Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.
  • Rep. Tom Tiffany, R-Wis.
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif.
  • Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala.
  • Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C.
  • Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas
  • Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.
  • Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif.
  • Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont.
  • Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas
  • Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.
  • Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga.

They will, of course, all be smeared as racists who wished slavery had continued.

N.B.: I fail to see how “the official creation of a new holiday to celebrate the end of slavery kicking off a one-day government shutdown feels like a win for libertarians,” as one nutty left-libertarian commented about the new holiday.

4:56 pm on June 18, 2021

Glenn Greenwald: Questions About the FBI’s Role in 1/6 Are Mocked Because the FBI Shapes Liberal Corporate Media

Questions About the FBI’s Role in 1/6 Are Mocked Because the FBI Shapes Liberal Corporate Media, by Glenn Greenwald

The FBI has been manufacturing and directing terror plots and criminal rings for decades. But now, reverence for security state agencies reigns.

 

4:22 pm on June 18, 2021

Anthem For A Stupid Age

“My Favorite Things” is indeed one of them, so when Mark Carroll sent me this parody by Robert Pridgeon, I enjoyed it immensely:

The Liberal Woke

(With apologies to Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II)

Triggered fanatics

And Covid derangement

Snowflakes and outbreaks

With face mask estrangement

Squandering billions

And leaving us broke

These are all things from

The Liberal Woke

 

Pending inflation

And Jihad Squad antics

Transgender morons

And pronoun semantics

Women with gonads who

Make sports a joke

These are all things from

The Liberal Woke

 

Hyena Harris is

Dodging the border

Criminals flourish with

No law and order

Partisan Twitter

Erases keystrokes

These are all things from

The Liberal Woke

 

When mean Joe bites

When fake news lies

When things are in doubt

I simply remember

My favorite hope:

Those jerks will be voted out

Well…my favorite hope’s a bit stronger, but the results are similar.

12:14 pm on June 18, 2021

The National Pastime: Living At Everyone Else’s Expense

TimmyTaes sends this illuminating chart of “Per Capita Distribution”—ahem: shouldn’t that be “Redistribution”?—“of Federal Receipts and Expenditures, FFY 2017.” In other words, is your state robbing you to send more or less money to the Feds than it grabs in return?

Howmuch.net (“Understanding Money”), publisher of this study in 2019, reached several conclusions—and this was before COVIDCon’s assault on our wallets:

  • 40 out of 50 states are getting more, sometimes a lot more, from the federal government than they’re paying in taxes.

  • Taxpayers in Virginia receive more than $10,000 on a per capita basis than they pay, the biggest imbalance of any state in the country.

  • Several states in the Northeast pay thousands more in taxes than they receive from the federal government.

Even better was TimmyTaes’ observation: “No surprise that Virginia and Maryland (home of all those overpaid government bureaucrats) make much more money from DC than they send to the Federal government in taxes.”

11:47 am on June 18, 2021

Richard Hanania: In Foreign Policy, GOP Still Basically the Bush-Cheney Party (6.17.21)

Despite Trump (as if Mr. Space Force and the guy who hired John Bolton had ever been any real resistance), the establishment and empire aren’t out of fashion by a long shot. NATO one of the greatest vehicles for social engineering ever.

11:10 pm on June 17, 2021

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