12:29 am on July 29, 2021 Email Charles Burris
12:29 am on July 29, 2021 Email Charles Burris
If I weren’t laughing so hard, I’d thank TimmyTaes for this heartwarming story! I’d also ask American farmers to follow suit.7:52 pm on July 28, 2021 Email Becky Akers
Just about the time you give up on your fellow citizens as a bunch of statist wimps, along comes news like this:
Only two people have agreed to pay fines to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) among more than 2,400 incidents of noncompliance since a federal mask mandate took effect this year…
The agency issued more than 1,690 warning notices and referred 38 matters for civil penalties. Only two individuals did not challenge their fines of $250 each…
“One explanation could be that the people who already violated it to start with are people who feel very strongly to begin with and don’t think the federal government could even mandate something like that. They do it partially as a protest, so it’s not surprising they haven’t paid the fine,” said Retsef Levi, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management specializing in risk management and analytics.
Such incidents could very well persist as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health officials say masks are increasingly needed again, even for those who are fully vaccinated.
Oh, let’s hope they do! Go, rebels!
Meanwhile, “Gretchen Chapman, a professor in social and decision sciences at Carnegie Mellon University” (what sort of worthless, made-up field is that?)
suggested other ways for TSA to collect fines,
Ha! As if those thieves need any help.
like a disclaimer when a traveler purchases a ticket that their credit card could be charged if they do not comply with mask mandates or charging ticket purchasers an extra $50 that is removed if you comply with mandates.
“They don’t want to collect people’s money…”
Ol’ Gretch opined, proving beyond the shadow of any doubt her utter imbecility. Government as a whole and bureaucracies specifically always want “to collect people’s money.” Bonus points if they can bankrupt the victim in the process.
“…they want people to wear masks. But those two things are linked. There’s no sense in having a rule that you have to do this and if you don’t do it, you have to pay a fine, and no one actually pays the fine,” she said.
This is why Gretch is an academic instead of something useful. And to think our taxes support her as she spins her treacherous webs!7:30 pm on July 28, 2021 Email Becky Akers
Tucker Carlson nailed it last night. The political strategy of the Demo-Bolsheviks who control the government, the media, and the academic world for the period up to the 2022 congressional elections will be as follows:
Washington State’s head cheese, Gov. Jay Inslee, works overtime at pitting serfs against one another:
“If you are a 50-year-old man, you know, who voted for Donald Trump and didn’t think COVID was a problem, and you don’t get vaccinated right now, you put at risk every kid in your city. You could be spreading the virus to a ten-year-old who can’t get eligible for the vaccine. Some of us think that’s irresponsible. If that’s judgmental, so be it.”
Setting the Jabbed against the Unjabbed is yet another Marxist goal. Otherwise, we might recognize our true enemy, the State.
Thanks to Kevin Akesson for this overt example of the communists’ tactics.9:34 pm on July 27, 2021 Email Becky Akers
The opponents of Southern heritage often repeat the trope: “You lost, get over it.” One of them told me that it was “ironic” that we honor both the US and CS flags. But of course, the postbellum states of the CSA were annexed into the reunited USA. They were forced back into the Union. Therefore, thirteen of the stars on today’s Old Glory represent Confederate states.
American history is incredibly inclusive as well as intricate.
And to this day, when there is a war to be fought, the South is always over-represented. And when Yankees retire or go on vacation, they usually go South rather than North. I don’t blame them.
There’s no actual irony in honoring the past. History is complicated. We embrace our ancestry and heritage. This is how normal people in the real world live. That’s why there are statues of the defeated Scottish rebel Sir William Wallace, not only in Scotland, but also in England (he is a UK hero today). That’s why there is a statue of the rebel General George Washington at Trafalgar Square in London. That’s why there are statues to the defeated Hawaiian Queen Liliuokalani (and other pre-American royals) in Hawaii (and their state flag includes the symbol of the defeated mother country of the United States: Great Britain). The state flags of New Mexico and Oklahoma contain symbols of defeated native peoples (“You lost, get over it,” right?) – many of whom are veterans of the United States – even though their ancestors took up arms against the US.
Is that ‘ironic’ as well?
Another talking point about Confederate heritage is that they “took up arms against the United States!” As the kids say, “Well, duh!” In fact, some of the most honored American Indians fought against, and even slaughtered, a lot of American soldiers – including the famed veteran of the War for Southern Independence, (Brevet) Major General George Custer and 267 other members of the US 7th Cavalry, at the Battle of Little Bighorn, while wounding 55 more. They stripped, scalped, and dismembered the bodies of the American dead. And yet, these Indian warriors are also part of our common American heritage, honored on coins and stamps and in museums, and they hold a special place of honor among American Indians to this very day. And we, as a nation, erect statues and monuments in their honor. In 1993, Hollywood made a movie honoring the Indian warrior and combatant against the United States, Geronimo, as an “American Legend.”
Our modern USA is a complex tapestry of many heritages. And that includes our Confederate heritage.
And as for losing in battle, our fathers and uncles were defeated in Vietnam. There are many who believe the Vietnam War was not a good cause or an appropriate use of American military force. But of course, we honor these men as our countrymen, our relatives, and as part of the tapestry of American history and heritage. And we especially honor the fallen with a memorial wall in DC. The surviving veterans and family members of the dead – even those who believe the cause was less than righteous – reverently visit that memorial. What kind of person would tell the family members who honor these men, “You lost, get over it”? Would they say that to visitors to Auschwitz? Would they say that to the descendants of slaves? Would they say that to a mother whose children were killed in the line of duty as first responders? Perhaps so.
Our country has not only lost its history and its heritage, it has lost its soul.5:29 pm on July 27, 2021 Email Larry L. Beane
…is a gold medal when the USSA’s Congress is in charge:
The text of the bill below is as of Jun 10, 2021 (Introduced).
To award a Congressional Gold Medal to honor the contributions of all of those whose efforts led to the successful development of life saving vaccines to combat the novel coronavirus.
This on a day when my inbox overflows with stories LRC’s readers have forwarded about the deaths and injuries The Jab causes.
Thanks to Michael Flee for alerting me to this outrage.4:55 pm on July 27, 2021 Email Becky Akers
God Bless America is an American action black comedy film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. Combining elements of political satire with dark humor, the film stars Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr as a middle-aged man and a teenage girl who go on a killing spree after bonding over their hatred of what U.S. culture has become in a post-9/11 world.10:26 am on July 27, 2021 Email Charles Burris
The President’s Analyst is James Coburn, whose position makes him privy to any number of delicate national security secrets. Thus Coburn becomes a most desirable prize for several secret-agent organizations, including the CEA and the FBR (we know who these folks are really supposed to be, even though the phony names were crudely dubbed onto the soundtrack after the film was completed). When Coburn becomes expendable, he finds a pair of strong allies in the form of likeable political assassin Godfrey Cambridge and gay Soviet spy Severn Darden. The main plot involves an insidious, unnamed concern that wishes to harness Coburn’s talents in order to brainwash the president — and everyone else in America — into submission. The President’s Analyst is a terrific, on-target satire of virtually every sacred cow of the late 1960s, the satire was so potent, in fact, that when the NBC network broadcast the film in the early 1970s, it was compelled to remove the picture’s punchline.
Ted Flicker, wrote and directed this wonderful comedy titled “The President’s Analyst.” in 1967. It was a satire that included comic portrayals of FBI agents and J. Edgar Hoover. Mr. Hoover got wind of the project and started to lobby Paramount executives to change the script. This effort turned into a three-way war between Hoover, the studio and Flicker. Because Flicker would not make changes, he was taken off the picture. But late one night he and his editor went to the studio and put Ted’s directors cut back together. That is the version that got released to the theaters. The film was doing well until Hoover saw it. He went ballistic. He sent agents to visit the studio executives and threatened them. He demanded that the movie be removed from the theaters. After realizing how Hoover could hurt them they agreed and the picture disappeared. Then Ted Flicker was blacklisted and never again made a major Hollywood film. The film tells the story of Ted’s rise and fall and creative resurrection.8:50 am on July 27, 2021 Email Charles Burris
“We have to get into those communities, knock on those doors, convince people, and put them in a car, and drive them and get that vaccine in their arm.”
But it’s all about “keeping you safe.” Look at the intense hatred and anger on his psycho face. This crazed sociopath is furious that anyone would dare disobey.8:17 am on July 27, 2021 Email Campbell
The Maskless Commie Brigade from Texas is begging for regular folks to send them care packages.
The Jenna Ellis Tweet back to these beggars just kills it.
Says another Tweeter:
“They make $175k a year.
They can buy their own hairspray, candy, and Dr. Pepper.
Your IQ must be astoundingly low.”
8:12 am on July 27, 2021 Email Campbell
“Yellow band.” When I (and many others) mentioned the starring or banding of “those who don’t obey” a year ago on social media, we were met with laughing emojis.
Isn’t it funny how the pro-gene therapy “libertarians” and fellow travelers are completely silent on all of these important issues of our time?
Oh but they attend the local libertarian city council meetings and bakes sales. Working for our freedom!8:04 am on July 27, 2021 Email Campbell
Commune with the 1979 MKULTRA reunion party and the agents in attendance: Myron Stolaroff, Sidney Cohen, Al Hubbard, Timothy Leary, Oscar Janiger, Humphry Osmond, Willis Harmon, Nick Bercel, and others. See also the books below:
2:12 am on July 27, 2021
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The Big Business wing of the global Deep State is just as dangerous and just as evil as the Big Government wing, The New American magazine’s Alex Newman explains in this issue of the Deep State. Far from being independent actors in a free market, the world’s largest corporations are dominated by a tiny cabal of Deep State kingpins including Rothschild and Rockefeller dynasties operating through mega-banks and investment companies such as BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard. Many of these big companies are corporate members of the Deep State’s Council on Foreign Relations, and their leaders often are members as well.
12:39 am on July 27, 2021
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A documentary destined to calmly explain and analyze the facts, myths and rumors about John Kennedy’s assassination and the overwhelming use of information in Oliver Stone’s epic “JFK” (1991), at the same time it presents a behind the scenes documentary on the controversial film. Features interviews with the cast and director, and the personalities who lived and remember the facts concerning the November 22, 1963 coup d’état, like reporters, eyewitnesses and others, and some of the real characters from the movie, like Jim Garrison, Numa Bertel, Lou Ivon and Perry Russo.
On July 15, 1967, NBC allowed New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison to respond to an NBC program that was highly critical of Garrison’s pursuit of alleged Kennedy assassination conspirators in New Orleans.
The photo caption says this: In this July 22, 2021 file photo, Soile Reyes, 12, of Brooklyn, receives the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as her mother Evelyn Pereira looks on at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring infections in some states. Credit: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer.
I think a better caption might be: Child abuse.3:26 pm on July 25, 2021 Email Laurence M. Vance
Conversation with my granddaughter yesterday:
Granddaughter: I’m a girl.
Me: I’m a boy.
Granddaughter: I know.
Me: Boys can’t be girls.
Granddaughter: That’s stupid.
Millions of adults, including some prominent left-libertarians, think otherwise. How sad.3:16 pm on July 25, 2021 Email Laurence M. Vance
5:00 pm on July 24, 2021
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Watch this crucial episode, The Reformation, from the late Eugen Weber’s landmark university-level series, The Western Tradition, which deals with the rise of the European centralized nation-state at the time of the Reformation. Weber’s cogent analysis is very similar to that of Martin van Creveld in his seminal and authoritative volume, The Rise and Decline of the State. Also examine these two excellent books which focus on this crucial topic in regards to the American colonies on the North American continent and their ultimately futile and unsuccessful efforts to resist the establishment of the governance model of the European centralized nation-state on their shores: The American Counter-Revolution in Favor of Liberty: How Americans Resisted Modern State, 1765–1850; and Chaining Down Leviathan: The American Dream of Self-Government 1776-1865.
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to lawyer and legal expert Robert Barnes about the Trump big tech lawsuit, how the media has spread damaging lies about his client Kyle Rittenhouse, and why everything you know about the “Central Park Karen” Amy Cooper is wrong. Robert first addresses why he has decided to represent such controversial people as the Covington kids, Alex Jones, Wesley Snipes and now Kyle Rittenhouse and Amy Cooper. Robert analyzes the Donald Trump lawsuit against Google, Facebook, Twitter, Jack Dorsey, and Mark Zuckerberg. He shares why he thinks the lawsuit could fail, but how it could end up exposing the coordination of big tech companies with state actors like Anthony Fauci, Nancy Pelosi, and Kamala Harris. He also shares some ways that section 230 could be reformed to adjust for the fact that social media is our new public square. Robert discusses his involvement in the Rittenhouse trial and why he thinks the case is so important for self defense and the second amendment. He reveals the details of Kyle Rittenhouse that the media has either lied about or ignored. He also discusses why Kyle went to Kenosha, Wisconsin after the riots started following the shooting of Jacob Blake. He discusses how important the court of public opinion is in cases like these where people are lied about in the media. Robert discusses how Amy Cooper better known as the “Central Park Karen” was smeared as a racist by the media. He shares details the media ignored like how Christian Cooper had in fact threatened and harassed other dog owners in the Central Park Ramble previously. He shares how Amy lost her job and had her life destroyed because of this incident despite an investigation dismissing all charges against her. Robert also discusses how prosecutors like Chesa Boudin in San Francisco are bringing back the worst elements of the 1960s when criminal groups like the Weather Underground and the Black Panthers were enabled by left wing politics. He discusses the dramatic rise of the NYC crime rate and what can be done to address it.4:11 pm on July 24, 2021 Email Charles Burris
The intrepid Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF), has courageously dedicated his life to the achievement of a free society. “Bumper” has made it his singular mission to authoritatively document, expound upon, and unceasingly demonstrate in multiple venues of outreach to the attentive public how the constitutional republic and the rule of law created by the Framers has been subverted and egregiously transformed into an extraconstitutional national security state, unrestrained by first principles of justice and equity. The select amoral clique or top echelon at the helm of the national security state have advanced many spurious rationales and pretexts for its existence, and will use any means necessary to further its Machiavellian objectives and consolidate its hegemonic power.
Hornberger is one of few audacious scholars to perceive the unmistakable link between the imperial conduct of covert interventionism, assassination, and regime change abroad, and how that sinister and corrupting policy lies at the centerpiece of American tyrannical actions at home. Seminal to that understanding are the tragic events of November 22, 1963, and the murderous coup d’état performed in Dallas, Texas and Washington, DC by vice president Lyndon Baines Johnson and the highest leadership of the deep state in the name of the elusive and nebulous concept of “national security.”
For over forty years, under the guidance of Carl Oglesby, Murray N. Rothbard, Peter Dale Scott, James W. Douglass, Douglas P. Horne, and Jacob G. Hornberger, I have believed that an understanding of the full implications of that coup is the Rosetta Stone to understanding subsequent world events. It is the central mythos or Illiad defining modern American history.12:35 pm on July 24, 2021 Email Charles Burris
Have you been wondering how the liars at the CDC dare to insist that “almost all hospitalizations and deaths have been among unvaccinated people nationally”?
We know that can’t possibly be true, so no data can substantiate it. How, then, are they getting away with such whoppers? Yeah, I know: a grinning, complicit media as well as a political class that endorses every falsehood.
Still, the CDC is as fond of fallacious data as it is of the fallacies themselves. So what gives? Don McFadden explains:
Those who have been paying attention know that any PCR tests with cycles over 35 are meaningless (as even Lord Fauci has admitted). Most tests in this country are at 37 cycles or higher. Of course, the CDC is aware of the overinflated “positive” results for COVID-19 PCR tests.
In order to sustain the narrative that the injections are effective, the CDC “transitioned from monitoring all reported vaccine breakthrough cases [i.e. vaccinated people contracting COVID-19] to focus on identifying and investigating only hospitalized or fatal cases due to any cause.” [ What is unsaid on the current versions of the CDC’s pages discussing this issue, but sent to labs and health care entities, was that the PCR cycles were to not exceed 28. [ earlier version here] Therefore, to identify unvaccinated infections, 37 cycles and higher are acceptable (no symptoms necessary) but if the person has been vaccinated, the threshold must be 28 cycles or lower – and hospitalized or dead. The deck has been stacked in the narrative’s favor.
1:41 pm on July 23, 2021 Email Becky Akers
The above research comes from my efforts to assist New Mexico Stands Up legal challenges to medical tyranny.
Elected officials in a Michigan county gave themselves $65,000 in bonuses with federal relief money related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The money, described as “hazard pay,” included $25,000 for Jeremy Root, chairman of the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners.
The mostly rural county, between Lansing and Flint, has a population of 68,000.
Commissioners — all Republicans — last week voted to award money to county employees. It ranged from $25,000 for administrators to $2,000 for cleaning staff. All workers got at least $1,000.
Commissioners are paid $10,000 a year for their part-time job, plus a stipend for meetings.
As if that weren’t brazen enough, catch this quote from one of the bloodsuckers:
“I think that I earned it,” Commissioner Cindy Garber said. “I work really hard at this job. I was here in-person all through this crazy year.”
Whether it’s county, municipal, state or federal, American government at every level is hopelessly corrupt. We must eradicate each layer if we ever hope to live free. Thanks to James Nellis for this latest inducement to do exactly that.10:39 am on July 23, 2021 Email Becky Akers
A majority of Americans oppose being forced or coerced into getting a vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus, a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group survey released this week found.
The survey asked respondents, “Do you believe taking COVID vaccines should be mandatory, or should taking the vaccine be a personal choice?”
Overall, 71.4 percent said vaccines should be a “personal choice,” 21.8 percent said they should be “mandatory,” and 6.8 percent remain unsure. …
“These numbers reveal that hundreds of millions of social media messages, a constant stream of propaganda from the press, paid TV and radio ad campaigns coast-to-coast, daily hammering from Biden Administration officials, and cajoling from influencers and celebrities on every possible communication platform are having one profound effect on the public. It’s all backfiring, ” Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action, said in a statement.
“Americans have never taken kindly to being told what to do, and they are not going to start now. After being told ‘my body, my choice’ for nearly five decades by the same crowd now hypocritically pushing mandates, is it any wonder the public isn’t on board?” he added.
Thanks to Dave from Canada for this welcomed news!10:28 am on July 23, 2021 Email Becky Akers
A gentleman who is a Certified Safety Professional and who holds an associate’s degree in risk management wrote the following to his school board when it forced students to diaper their faces:
Please allow me to explain why my personal experience as a Cal/OSHA Safety Engineer, employee safety professional for over 20 years and expertise as evidenced by my credentials, lend credence to my opinion that masks/face coverings are not only virtually worthless to the wearer at protecting against the spread of COVID-19, but are in fact harmful to our children.
The correlation to work environments and OSHA standards are essential in understanding the flawed belief that face coverings offer any protection whatsoever.
In the employee safety world, we have what is commonly referred to as the “hierarchy of controls”. In short, this hierarchy is used by employers and/or safety personnel to protect employees against hazards, such as COVID-19. To determine how best to mitigate the exposure, one goes down the hierarchy beginning at the the top which is the most effective at preventing or minimizing exposure. You can look this up on your own, but when exposure can’t be eliminated, the next steps in the hierarchy are to pursue “engineering” controls, which are more effective than “administrative” controls, before finally assessing appropriate “personal protective equipment (PPE)”. We have all, no doubt by now, heard of the term “PPE”, which can come in many forms such as gloves, boots, clothing and respiratory equipment. In the hierarchy of controls, PPE is the method of LAST resort since all other controls have been pursued and an exposure still exists. An N95 is approved by NIOSH as a “respirator” and requires a tight fit among other Employer requirements.
Face coverings do NOT qualify as PPE, which is the method of LAST resort. Cal/OSHA, partnering with CDPH, affirms this as evidenced in their informational publications and videos. This video, “COVID-19 Worker Safety Message” from the CA Labor and Workforce Development Agency states, “Cloth face coverings are not personal protective equipment, or P.P.E. But combined with physical distancing, they may help prevent people without symptoms from unknowingly spreading the disease.”
While their ambiguous statement is unvalidated, I would argue that requiring children to wear face coverings or any type of masks may be interpreted as child endangerment, as defined under section 273a under the CA Penal Code.
His letter continued with a quote of 273a and other details drawn from California’s regulations. He concludes by asking
Why aren’t other industries whose operations include exposures to hazards such as asbestos and silica allowed to substitute face coverings for their employees to use instead of respirators?
The size of asbestos fibers and silica particulates are considerably larger than virus particles. This matters, and real answers to these questions should be demanded of the likes of Dr. Mark Ghaly, OSHA Chief Doug Parker, CDC Director Walensky and NIH Director Fauci. The droplet argument doesn’t fly for reasons that I could go on about for days as could other professionals, scientists and other non-bureaucratic doctors. I haven’t even touched on the growing evidence of detrimental physiological effects mask use causes.
The “guidance” and recommendations have been fraught with inconsistencies from the beginning of this pandemic. Millions of the silent voices have witnessed it daily with most going along with it for the sake of hoping it will pass. The time for this acceptance is up. We will no longer go along this path.
Please weigh the real benefits (lack thereof) as you move forward. My final questions for you today are this:
How does this heartbreaking video of a girl in tears over having to wear a mask not constitute a “willful cause of a child to be placed in a situation where her health is in danger” [quote from section 273a]? Are these not the traumatic experiences that cause a lifetime of mental health conditions such as anxiety? Is this level of anxiety not a problem in your eyes? Do you think she’s the only one? Do you place your children in this situation? Do you really think it is worth it?
This school board would no doubt laugh at ancient peoples who sacrificed their children to Baal. But how do they differ as they imperil not only their own kids but thousands of others on the altar of political expediency and power?9:59 am on July 23, 2021 Email Becky Akers
This is an amazing column on LRC today by conservative Pat Buchanan focusing upon “The Peace Speech” — JFK’s Commencement Address at American University, June 10, 1963. Buchanan demonstrates prudential insight and introspection in taking the core principled message of non-confrontational peaceful coexistence and mutual respect for diversity in Kennedy’s most important address of his presidency (hailed as one of the most important by any president) and applying it to the tense geopolitical conditions of today fraught with belligerence and mistrust. There are many observers who believe that it was this speech that directly led to JFK’s murder and the November 22, 1963 coup d’état by the deep state.5:25 am on July 23, 2021 Email Charles Burris
12:36 am on July 23, 2021 Email Charles Burris
The world reels with the turmoil of war, geological disaster, and economic collapse, while Americans continue to submerge themselves in illusions of safety and immunity. While rights are sold for security, the federal government, swollen with power, begins a systematic takeover of liberty in order to bring about a New World Order.
Americans, quarantined to militarized districts, become a population ripe for tyrannical control.
Fearmongering, terrorism, police state, martial law, war, arrest, internment, hunger, oppression, violence, resistance — these are the new terms by which Americans define their existence. Neighbor is turned against neighbor as the value of the dollar plunges to zero, food supplies are depleted, and everyone is a terror suspect. There are arrests. Disappearances. Bio attacks. Public executions of those even suspected of dissent. Even rumors of concentration camps on American soil.
This is the backdrop to an unfolding story of resistance. American militias prepare for guerilla warfare. There are mass defections from the military as true Patriots attempt to rally around the Constitution and defend liberty, preparing a national insurgency against federal forces, knowing full well this will be the last time in history the oppressed will be capable of organized resistance.
It is a time of transition, of shifting alliance, of mass awakening and mass execution. It is an impending storm, an iron-gray morning that puts into effect decades of over-comfort and complacency, and Americans wake up to an occupied homeland. It is a time of lists — black list, white list, and those still caught in the middle, those who risk physical death for their free will and those who sell their souls to maintain their idle thoughts and easy comforts. It is in this Gray State that the perpetuation of human freedom will be contested, or crushed.
Is it the near future, or is it the present? The Gray State is coming – by consent or conquest. This is battlefield USA.