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20 January 2022

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scenes

Not as good as the 1984 article, but along the same lines.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/01/the-bbc-quietly-censors-its-own-archives/

Don Bessee

Now thats funny -

https://www.breitbart.com/midterm-election/2022/01/24/pinkerton-biden-by-the-numbers-the-data-of-failure/

;-)

Paul Emery

Walt

You pulled the line out of your 6:12 that said " It was clear that most of these votes were not legitimate" and you used the gateway pundit link as a source. Trouble is the Courts didn't say that. Can you show me the exact quote from the source, not Gateway Pundit.

Thanks

Don Bessee

The po' ol' fakenewsman can not even figure out how to use search engines @840. LOL

;-)

Bill Tozer

‘Student government refused to fund free speech club if it invited conservative author: letter’
“The student government at Emory Law School in Atlanta allegedly had three big problems with a free speech group seeking recognition: It might invite "The Diversity Delusion" author Heather Mac Donald to speak, allow criticism of critical race theory, and its members were too white.”

https://justthenews.com/accountability/cancel-culture/student-government-refused-fund-free-speech-club-if-it-invited

Must not allow critics of CRT in the big Safe Place.

Don Bessee

Do not like the sound of this shit! Suck those mutha mullahs while giving vlad the green light and being bought and paid for by the chicoms. *%*$)#$#&(%_)^)$&%$@#%^&*(^)%&#^%$

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior member of the U.S. team negotiating with Iran has left the role amid a report of differences of opinion on the way forward, as the urgency to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal intensifies.

A State Department official confirmed on Monday that Richard Nephew, U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Iran, is no longer on the negotiating team, but was still a State Department employee. The official did not give a reason for the change but said personnel moves were 'very common' a year into an administration.

The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that Nephew left after differences of opinion within the U.S. negotiating team on Iran. The paper said he had advocated a tougher posture in the current negotiations.

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news/u-deputy-special-envoy-iran-003421033.html

https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2022/01/24/red-handed-reveals-chinese-donations-to-university-of-pennsylvania-soared-after-biden-center-announcement/

;-(

Bill Tozer

Historical wisdom in 2022? Interesting graph how a President’s popularity predicts overall Senate race outcomes.

‘What Biden's Approval Rating Means for the Midterms’

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/01/14/what_bidens_approval_rating_means_for_the_midterms_147029.html

Bill Tozer

Gregory @ 9:48 am, Jan 24

‘We Failed’: Danish Newspaper Apologizes For Its COVID Coverage

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/-we-failed---danish-newspaper-apologizes-for-its-covid-coverage/

Bill Tozer

Fauci. Start at 3 minute mark. Always bring the receipts.

Jim Jordan: Yes, We’re Investigating Fauci After GOP Retakes House

https://rumble.com/vsrxwl-jim-jordan-yes-were-investigating-fauci-after-gop-retakes-house.html?

scenes

re: BillT@6:31AM

I did have to laugh at this line:

"The apology is an important reminder that the traditional role of journalism has been “an independent monitor of power,” not a mouthpiece for power."

You know, I think they actually believe this.

Of course journalism is a mouthpiece for power, it's just that there's always more than one warring camp.

scenes

"Jim Jordan: Yes, We’re Investigating Fauci After GOP Retakes House"

I was kind of hoping for them to impeach The Big Guy a couple of times.

It makes for wonderful TV with lots of speechifying and sombre faces. In terms of political corruption you can always gin up something questionable and the Senator from Mastercard has more than most. Maybe even bring in the dementia doctors for a bit of examination.

It'll take a generation for the Woke to either dominate or disappear,so we might as well have some excitement in the meantime.

Bill Tozer

Joy Reid. Always a easy mark. Her like minded followers walk among us.

‘Torrential Downpour: Here’s the Worst Venom of the Week From Joy Reid’s Mouth’

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2022/01/24/torrential-downpour-heres-worst-venom-week-joy-reids-mouth

Hmmm. The lack of self-awareness is breathtaking in its entirety. GOP wants to ban books by Black People? What about banning books by old dead white men and women? Never mind. She never had one, she never will.

Reid certainly knows who her base is. She fills an untapped demand.

scenes

Amazing. Super Orange Man Power.

"The survey showed Trump continuing to lead the potential field by double-digits, with majority support of 53 percent. No other candidate came close. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is the only potential candidate listed who garnered double-digit support, seeing 13 percent support. "

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/22/poll-donald-trump-sees-40-point-lead-in-hypothetical-gop-primary/

Really, I can't think of any other politician (on either side) that can work a crowd like that.

I was thinking about the ideal contest for 2024.

God Emperor Donald Trump vs. Grand Admiral Levine.

A smack-down super contest for the ages. VP slots are still open, but maybe Vince McMahon for Team R and Maxine Waters (a two-fer) for Team B.

Sixteennitroburningfunnycars. Be there. Bring your cameras.

scenes

good rant.

"Covid-19 vaccines and treatments: we must have raw data, now"
https://www.bmj.com/content/376/bmj.o102

Bill. Tozer

@ 8:50 on this beautiful day in God’s Country.

“Really, I can't think of any other politician (on either side) that can work a crowd like that.”

True that. One man and his Twitter machine could tweet something mean at 3:30 am and get the Lefty media all wiped into a stark raving frenzy for a couple of days….and the headline the day before got pushed to the side….meaning as they were melting down, Trump blow that headline off the front pages and got some things done.

He is the Man when it comes to keeping all the focus on himself. One of a kind. Whether it is pure political genius or just a combative nature, or just a big showman or combinations with Barman and Bailey references……. folks will write serious books about in 15 years from now.
Today we are in it! We are living through this unsettled period. ‘And you were there.’
———-
One man got his Twitter machine confiscated. With no 3:00 am mean tweets to lead the news off every day, the focus has turned to Biden in a search to fill the void. History may also judge the decision to take away the Twitter Machine from Orange Man turned out to be a catastrophe error.
Just imagine how much better Biden would be doing in the polls if all the focus was on Trump’s tweets. One of a kind for sure…..with one arm tied behind his back just to make it fair.

Some of our like-thinking educated Brits are just loving on De Santis and playing clips of his replies and statements which are true, pointed, and complete. They can’t get enough. They dud him ‘Florida Man’.

Yo Punch, keep the focus on Trump.

Walt

Emery. Then find your own source.
Tough shit if you don't like mine
That doesn't make the information any less credible
You only like Communist news outlets

Now why don't you go take a swim in your go-to Open sewer .com you chew on those turds on a regular basis.

George Rebane

Administrivia - Mr scenes, please post your Covid comments under the recent 'Ruminations' where the pandemics topics are discussed. Thanks.

scenes

"Some of our like-thinking educated Brits are just loving on De Santis "

I suppose that the simple call from my Throne of Ignorance is De Santis is VP, running for President in 2028.

Too far out. Too hard to tell what Crazytown is up to.

...although...in the interest of spectacle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_v1FwosV_U ...

....I really do like the concept of McMahon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlyIvfy07oU
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/2491488/wwe-vince-mcmahon-workout-personal-trainer/

He's only 76 years old after all. Plenty of years left.

Bill Tozer

Dr.Rebane…if I may seen so bold..
.
True on the Covid…C19 topic…the Corona Cervesa thang. However, there does seem to be something going on at school board meetings across the fruited plains where the policies of vaxxing/N95ing primary and middle school children AND what the malarkey is being taught to the same said children. Two rivers meet at the confluence. The two are under the umbrella of ‘who is public ed’s client?

That answer to that question is being played out as we speak. Who is the school’s client? Some foolish toothless hillbillies think they actually have a say in their chilluns health, school learning, and welfare. So, there is some crossover going down when adding chillun to the mix. The matrix is not perfect.

Just thought I would point that out before saying your wish is my commando.

Don Bessee

I am sure they are quaking in their boots -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/25/kamala-harris-warns-vladimir-putin-of-serious-consequences-if-he-invades-ukraine/

;-)

George Rebane

BillT 1244pm - This probably belongs under its own topic Mr Tozer, but I'd like to draw attention to the 'who is public ed's client?' topic. History teaches us that in the US as in other European countries during the 19th century, their publics and their governments began realizing the benefits of an educated populace. In the US government funded public schools became universal in the latter part of the 1800s with the clear proviso that public ed's client was the country's citizenry or general public, because it was they who paid for the public schools and supposedly benefitted from a more educated workforce that the schools graduated. This attitude became calcified as the 20th century matured even though local school boards hired/fired staff and approved curricula. Today we add the Left's hubris that the common man is not qualified to weigh in on their kids' education, as with other laws, regs, codes coming from on high, education (most certainly the curriculum) should also be left to the elitist experts.

Don Bessee

And the beat goes on -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-democrats-exit-list-grows-to-29-as-longtime-rep-jim-cooper-of-tennessee-announces-retirement

;-)

Bill Tozer

Scenes….good times, bro.

‘Trump’s Latest Mean Meme Retweet: Making Hillary Clinton Fall With His Golf Swing’

https://www.thewrap.com/trump-hillary-clinton-meme-retweet-golf-swing/

‘Months After Win, Trump Rips Clinton; Crowd Chants, 'Lock Her Up!'
President Donald Trump railed against a judge's order blocking his immigration restrictions on Wednesday, saying the ruling made America "look weak."

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-blasts-judge-s-immigration-ruling-takes-shot-clinton-n734166

Hillary Clinton seems safe to win as Donald Trump makes ‘Hail Mary’ bid in blue states

By CAMERON JOSEPH
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF |
NOV 01, 2016 AT 9:16 PM

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/clinton-solid-22-states-trump-hail-mary-bid-article-1.2854484

Yep, those above were lame. Here was my favorite meme. Trump vs Medusa.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gianluca-Stringhini/publication/325484133/figure/fig7/AS:632554210201600@1527824084277/Meme-used-to-penalize-the-public-image-of-Hillary-Clinton-who-is-represented-as-Medusa.png

The Finisher.

scenes

Crazytown. Mountain Out of a Molehill Department.

"Neil Young has threatened to pull his music from the Spotify (SPOT.N) streaming service in protest of its relationship with podcaster Joe Rogan..."

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/neil-young-spotify-either-remove-my-music-or-joe-rogan-podcast-2022-01-25

Neil Who??

Just like our local old hippies, Mr. Young went from being rebellious and all to shilling for The Man. I'll bet he posts about Trump constantly.

Walt

Look Emery,, another Lefty jumps ship.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/01/another-house-democrat-announces-retirement-dem-rep-jim-cooper-will-leaving-congress-32-years-office/

Since the news is from the Gateway Pundit, it must be BS in your book.

Oh.. By the way,, you miss the fact the NPR reported the same thing as th GP that you were whining about?

Don Bessee

Botox nancy is hanging around, THANKS! -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-announces-re-election-bid-ahead-of-2022-midterms

;-)

Don Bessee

Another soros drone DA is being sued and recalled -

Elderly man with PTSD from SF Chinatown baseball bat attack sues DA Chesa Boudin for mishandling his case

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, however, refused to prosecute either the father or son with hate crime enhancements and agreed to a lenient plea deal with Tanner Sr., who pled guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge for no jail time and only a year of probation — all without Lê’s knowledge.

In addition to failing to notify Lê of plea deal discussions, the District Attorney’s Office allegedly also failed to provide him a chance to enter a victim impact statement during the proceedings. Consequently, no such statement was read at the plea deal hearing.

Additionally, the office allegedly refused to correct a Criminal Protective Order (CPO) that omitted Lê’s last name — identifying him only as “Anh L” — and misstated his age. Such errors led to Lê doubt the enforceability of the order.

Lê spent months trying to correct the CPO, but his requests have fallen on deaf ears, according to him. Even after retaining pro bono counsel, the District Attorney’s Office allegedly continued to ignore him, even telling him at one point that he had no right to be at hearings.

Lê, who is represented by King & Spalding LLP — a member of the Alliance for Asian American Justice — is now suing the District Attorney’s Office under the Fourteenth Amendment. He is accusing the office of applying procedures that resulted in discriminatory effects on Asian Americans and creating practices that deny victims adequate due process protections.

https://news.yahoo.com/elderly-man-ptsd-sf-chinatown-233400779.html

;-)

Walt

Looking through the polls, Emery's DEMS are going to get beat like the rented mules they are.
Then there is Biden/ Harris. Trump will Beat them like the proverbial red headed step children,,, with freckles.

Don Bessee

Creepy grampa joe pushed over the first domino crushing US energy production and handing the hammer to vlad, too many are not watching the larger plays -

Taking a bird’s eye view, the lack of additional Russian natural gas supplies to Turkey, combined with the Iranian technical issues, which came shortly after Russian president Putin met with Iran’s leaders in Moscow, could be playing a larger role than many analysts may think. Hitting Turkey, or at least putting Ankara in a difficult position, might be part of the greater strategy of the Moscow-Tehran tandem. Bringing Turkey to a part standstill is also a major setback to any Turkey-NATO support for Ukraine in the coming weeks.

Turkish traders are being quoted saying that Turkish company BOTAS has issued a gas curtailment order to domestic gas power plants. Turkish power plants will only be receiving around 60% of the contracted volumes.

Turkey’s president Erdogan has not only been pushing for a central role in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which is currently reaching boiling point. Erdogan has also been very opportunistic in his approach, on one side trying to be a mediator between Kiev and Moscow, while at the same time becoming one of Ukraine’s main arms suppliers. Moscow will not be looking at this without anger, as Turkish drones have been deployed before against Russian military actors, for example in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. Turkey is also pushing for a strong position inside of Syria, confronting Russia and Iran-Hezbollah-IRGC forces on several occasions.

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/finance/news/turkey-sees-energy-crisis-worsen-170000280.html

;-)

Don Bessee

And meanwhile in the western hemisphere -

Cuba and Venezuela were dragged into the drama surrounding the conflict earlier this month after Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, told a Russian television station that he could “neither confirm nor exclude” potential military deployments to the two Latin American nations.

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news/putin-discusses-strategic-partnership-cuban-185259684.html

;-)

Bill Tozer

5 Takeaways From The Latest Filings In The Carter Page Spygate Lawsuit

https://thefederalist.com/2022/01/26/5-takeaways-from-the-latest-filings-in-the-carter-page-spygate-lawsuit/

Bill Tozer

BREAKING: MSNBC Bizarrely Pretends Retiring Stephen Breyer Is ‘Conservative or Moderate’

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2022/01/26/breaking-msnbc-bizarrely-pretends-retiring-stephen-breyer

Bill Tozer

We’re Lesbians on the Autism Spectrum. Stop Telling Us to Become Men

https://quillette.com/2022/01/23/i-wanted-transition-to-solve-my-problems/

Scott O

re Breyer's retirement. I'm making no predictions but this would be the perfect opportunity to be rid of Kamala as veep. As a SCOTUS justice she really wouldn't have to do anything but vote the party line and keep out of sight. And the powers-that-be would now be able to install a new veep who would be palatable to the US public as a very needed replacement for the quickly failing Biden.
Stay tuned.

Gregory

Breyer hasn't made an announcement and is said to be pissed.

It would be juicy if he was pissed because he wasn't planning on it, and instead told everyone to go home, he was staying and didn't care to retire based on the politics du jour.

Breyer is an independent old coot, and I could see him doing just that.

Bill Tozer

MSNBC? Figures. News busters just follows Government TV and reports on what they report. NPR did no better with their story on Justice G refusing to don a face diaper in the chambers. Had no idea how old and sickly the diabetic associate justice Sonia was.

Well, she could lose a few pounds. Overweight folks have a 40% higher chance of kissing the farm goodbye than…er…..say people with a more of the average Body Mass Index. But to point that our is probably not proper to say…especially considering our nation is going through an obesity crisis….a true National Security concern. Young recruits have just too many pounds they carry around….not fit. But heavily tattooed is now ok. Trade offs.

Wonder if Breyer said the news if ‘false’ just like Justice Roberts and Neil and Sonia called the NRP story.

Scott O

Gregory 1:17 - "Breyer hasn't made an announcement and is said to be pissed."
Obviously Breyer doesn't understand. The announcement was made. Now, be a good fellow and you'll have a jolly retirement party! We wouldn't want to find you dead in a hotel room like Scalia - now would we?

Bill Tozer

Good read with a interesting, yet plausible twist. Asking the same question I wondered about

'What Does Vladimir Putin Have on Joe Biden?'
Joe and Hunter Biden’s seedy involvements in Ukraine may have given the Russian leader all the ‘kompromat’ he needs to keep America at bay

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/what-does-vladimir-putin-have-on-joe-biden

Glen Simpson had shopped his story line script to Hillary before, prior to 2016, but "wasn't needed" at the time (2008).

The only pipeline that Biden approves of is the Russian gas pipeline. He is such a people pleaser.

Don Bessee

Finding out you are REALLY an irrelevant has been the hard way -

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/spotify-remove-neil-young-music-songs-threaten-joe-rogan-covid-vaccine

;-)

Walt

OH what lunatic will Biden AKA his minions,, put up for SCOTUS?
You just know it's going to be a far far Left whack job.
Here is one the loonie Left just trotted out.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-vacancy-progressives-push-naacp-lawyer-who-backed-defund-police-movement

The Hyena? That's one way to get rid of her. Who cares if she far from qualified? The same bunch put in Biden who's unqualified for his job.

Walt

Good post on Youtube Barry. The raving nutjob was the county chick. The Union made it sound like it was the DC. insurrectionists Nevada County style.

Maybe Emery can find the "missing" video.. I'm sure Rawsewage.com might have it. Get on that Emery....

Don Bessee

Is angela davis still around @458?

;-)

Don Bessee

The chi coms already make the social meida lap dog sit up and beg and now they are buying the rest of the bought and paid for pos -

https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2022/01/26/nba-interrupts-wizards-clippers-game-with-chinese-ambassador-speech/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/26/beijing-nancy-pelosi-shifted-her-china-stance-as-her-family-scored-beijing-deals/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/26/patrick-mchenry-anti-china-bill-does-nothing-to-combat-china-democrats-desperate-for-a-win/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/25/biden-family-planned-to-share-office-space-with-company-employing-fking-spy-chief-of-china/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/25/amily-entangled-with-and-enriched-by-corrupt-chinese-communist-officials/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/25/red-handed-6-million-biden-family-deal-was-with-ye-jianming-who-had-ties-to-a-spy-linked-united-front-group/

;-)

scenes

moi@4:31 25 January "Neil Young has threatened to pull his music from the Spotify (SPOT.N) streaming service in protest of its relationship with podcaster Joe Rogan..."

Shamelessly stolen....

Northern man
better
cool your jets
‘fore your “music” is
off the net.

Bill Tozer


Senator Rand Paul
@RandPaul
·
1h
Bye Bye, Hey Hey
Neil Young is gone today
It’s better to boycott
Than to just obey
Bye Bye, Hey Hey

Seeya
@Neilyoung


Even though Ohio is one of the greatest protest songs of all time, free speech is kinda important also

Bill Tozer

My Young says he has 6 million followers on Spotify per month. Fox News' best show draws close to 3 million a night. Joe Rogan draws over 8 million per day, often more.

Neil Young: 6 million/month

Joe Rogan: minimum of 176 million/month.

What to do, oh what to do?

'Southern Man don't need him around'--Leonard Skynyrd

Bill Tozer

Examining the Glum Lot

https://fb.watch/aNS5KhNrIa/

Bill Tozer

Breaking news! Biden promises to resign if Joe Rogan is not removed from Spotify.

Biden Surgeon General Suggests Joe Rogan Podcast Should Be Censored: Big Tech ‘Has Important Role To Play’

https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-surgeon-general-suggests-joe-rogan-podcast-should-be-censored-big-tech-has-important-role-to-play

Don Bessee

What's a po' ol' fakenewsman to do?? Watch cnn! LOL

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/26/monmouth-poll-gop-decided-advantage-democrats-midterms/

;-)

scenes

BillT@6:55 Rockin' in the Fee World

US Surgeon General Vivek:

"“This not just about what the government can do,” he emphasized, “this is about companies and individuals recognizing that the only way we get past misinformation is if we are careful about what we say and use the power that we have to limit the spread of misinformation.”"

This is a man who doesn't give a shit about the US Constitution. Nice. It really doesn't take much for the heavily Blue bureaucracy to show it's stuff. The genius move is to allow communications monopolies and then to use those monopolies to impose policy.

Don Bessee

Hell he probably does not even remember signing it much less what flavor pudding cup he had for lunch! -

Scowling Biden haunted by order to treat people with 'decency and dignity' as he lobs serial insults

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news/scowling-biden-haunted-order-treat-114807755.html

;-)

Bill Tozer

No, hell hath not froze over, but close enough. Gotta give kudos where kudos are deserved….even if it is Joyless Joy.

Behar Defends Joe Rogan’s Free Speech: 'You Can't Just Pick and Choose'

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2022/01/26/behar-defends-joe-rogans-free-speech-you-cant-just-pick-and
————
Well I heard Mister Young sing about her
Well I heard ol' Neil put her down
Well I hope Neil Young will remember
A southern man don't need him around anyhow

scenes

re: BillT@6:54AM

Behar also sez: "It's not a cancel culture. It's a consequence culture,"

oooh, I like that. A good verbal trick, like claiming that schools don't have elements of critical race theory cuz "THEY ONLY TEACH THAT AT UNIVERSITIES!". Make it sound desirable.

You take the phrase with a negative connotation and move on to a new one.

Next up, "IT'S NOT CONSEQUENCE CULTURE, IT'S RAINBOW UNICORN CULTURE!".

Conversely, you take bad words like fascism, bend them beyond recognition to a 1920's Italian, and apply them to anyone indulging in crimethink.

By the same token, I personally think (YMMV) that applying Communism and related descriptions to this thing emerging from the swamp is lazy thinking. There's simply too many differences between the Woke people and either the early Soviet Union or what used to be leftist thinking in the US. Even though my thumbs are pricking, an agreed-upon naming convention would be nice.

Bill Tozer

Scenes: what is YMMY? Enquiring minds would like to know. I am falling behind and need you to stay on the cutting edge to help this brother out.

Well, Joy Behar did confuse free speech with corporate speech, but at least she tried. Did like how she referenced Cablevision, a former pioneer pay TV cable company that once was a household name. The script translators called it cable vision because….well, frankly…because they are younger than Joy. I still to this day have a refrigerator magnet from a prior time and era that says, TCI Cablevision. Purple. Anywho, it made me smile seeing cable vision, not Cablevision, spelled out. Yes, a very minor point. I need to listen to that again on my record player since the reel to reel went on the fritz.

scenes

"Scenes: what is YMMV"

Yer mileage may vary. ie. others may feel differently.

alternately, 'you mothas might violentlydisagree" I suppose.

George Rebane

Not to worry, ‘communism’ has always come like Heinz - in ‘57 varieties’ - so take it as an umbrella term for collectivism beyond socialism and fascism. Its de minimalist criteria are that the state owns all real estate and means of production/distribution, which means it’s the universal employer.

Scott O

re what to call it now: What it looks and feels like is left-wing authoritarian crony capitalism with a heapin' helpin' of increasing socialism.
But that won't fit on a bumper sticker and it hardly rolls off the tongue. Can't think of anything snappy right now. I'll just settle for leftists. Please stop calling them 'liberals'. They are anything but.
The Facists under Il Duce came close but they at least loved their country. Probably too much - a lot like the US in the late 1800s. We loved our country soooo much we thought it would be cool to make a lot more of it. Then we realized that was a mistake. Those folks didn't want to be Americans in their part of the world - they wanted to be Americans in America.

Scott O

Remember waaaay back when Biden was the adult in the room? The sane, sensible, centrist that defeated the course-talking mean-tweeter? The one that brought civility to politics once again and brought us together as a nation?
Well, it seems the REAL Biden is emerging and boy is it great!
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/01/27/joe-biden-peter-doocy-incident-00000019
Does the left even care that they are such openly, obvious hypocrites?

Gregory

"Does the left even care that they are such openly, obvious hypocrites?"

The Frankfurt School's Herbie Marcuse solved that in the 1960's with his treatise, "Repressive Tolerance".

Bill Tozer

‘Betraying the American people’: Leaked video reveals Joe Biden’s ‘hush hush’ migrant invasion

https://nypost.com/2022/01/26/leaked-video-reveals-joe-bidens-hush-hush-migrant-invasion/

scenes

"re what to call it now: What it looks and feels like is left-wing authoritarian crony capitalism with a heapin' helpin' of increasing socialism."

My own take, not completely dissimilar I think.

The understanding and description of the 'Left' tends to come from too economic a viewpoint, people tend to fight the last war.

The 'economics' of the modern Left is the economics of vultures fighting over a carcass. A coalition of self-interested agents inventing a policy of consumption without production. The better to eat you with my dear, in the immortal words of The Wolf.

I think of Marxists as people who began with a policy and pounded (and pounded) round pegs into square holes by the millions. Of course, Day Two of Marxism is individuals competing for status. Everyone always wants the good lookin' wimmen and gold, if not, they are soon replaced by the more ambitious.

The end result may be the same, those mass graves don't fill themselves after all, but the roots of the two smell different to me.

scenes

re: Free speech and whatnot.

Crazytown vs. Substack

"As the latest anti-Substack campaign shows, more and more people are forgetting why free speech works"

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-folly-of-pandemic-censorship

If the folks running Substack (probably viewed as Reichsleiters by The Woke) were smart, and I'll bet they are, they'd have all of their internet substrate done in/at companies and places that are pressure-proof. No advertisers is an additional strength. I'd say that VISA tends to be the weak spot for anything depending on payment. As an aside, a strong argument can be made for a stable widespread cryptocurrency in it's independence from political pressure.

Gregory

Scenes 746am

It is leftist. Meaning Marxist v.4...

Gone is the old fashioned dictatorship of the proletariat stuff.

This is cultural Marxism courtesy of the co-founder of the Communist Party of Italy, Antonio Gramsci, whose Prison Diaries pointed the way forward. We probably have Mussolini to blame for this as he tossed Gramsci in prison to rot but let him write... had the prison killed him or had he been left free, Stalin would have killed him after he dealt with that other apostate, Trotsky.

Cultural Marxism was taken up by the Frankfurt School and a momentous touchstone on the path was Max Horkheimer's "Traditional and Critical Theory" in 1937... the way to raise the prole's ire when they're happy is to first make them unhappy. Brilliant!

Then in the '60's we have Frankfurt's Herbie Marcuse filling heads with important drivel like Repressive Tolerance and Chairman Mao killing perhaps 100 million of his fellow Chinese in the (wait for it...) Cultural Revolution where they did their best to destroy what was China in order to save it.

It took longer in the USA to get here in a longer ramble through our institutions, but here we are. CRT has gotten folks pissed off, Critical Pedagogy is rotting our schools, Critical Gender has us confused, Critical everything is screwing us and driving us nuts.

Kudos to the late Professor Joseph Buttigieg, a noted translator of Gramsci and the founder of The International Gramsci Society. His son, Mayor Pete, is his legacy.

Scott O

scenes 10:04 - "The understanding and description of the 'Left' tends to come from too economic a viewpoint, people tend to fight the last war."
Maybe, but money still matters. Obviously, it's ultimately just power and in a communist type of system there's no need (at the top) for money.
Castro officially had a very small income but lived a lavish lifestyle because he had power. If he wanted something, he could just order it. But even the commies found they needed hard currency to keep the machine oiled and fed. That's why the current regime in China has done so well. They had the power and cultural authoritarian part down and just needed to ramp up the capitalism part. The west (mostly) had the capitalism part down and running slick - all that was needed was to start ratcheting up the cultural authoritarian part. The big McCarthy "witch hunt" hoo-ha in the 50s was piddly. There really were commies in the US out to do us harm. The over-reach just stepped on the wrong toes. The massive over-reach of today's CRT, cancel-culture, corporate knee-bending and govt corruption has the correct target. The average citizen.
And how is it played?
Money, honey.
China finally found the magic rope to sell us so we could hang ourselves. Actually, it seems we designed the damn thing. All they had to do was go along quietly for a while and cash the checks.
The final point I will make on this happy topic is that we can point to all kinds of precursors and origins and folks-that-got-it-right, but the world has so darn many moving parts that I doubt anyone can ever really predict how it will turn out even a year from now, beyond that there will be blood eventually.
Things do move faster now in the electronic age. The folks that are in power and manage to stay in power these days are like day traders vs the old long-term investors.
The quick and the dead.
And that is actually a very old saying.

scenes

re: Gregory@10:36AM

Proletariat is bound to be gone since plain old workers seem thin on the ground in Crazytown.

I wonder sometimes about causalities in political writers -> political movements. Sometimes it sounds plausible, sometimes it seems like a survivor's bias where a fringe intellectual movement happens to agree with tenets of a later mass movement. Coincidence? Handy justification used by inventors of history? 1:1 relationship? I'm never sure.

Having just finished a learned tome on the history of the Cultural Revolution, the actual philosophy still seems rather unclear, aside from the sheer joy of destruction of course. Self-interest, as usual, figured large, but that's just primates doing their primate thing. You can always count on the Two Commandments...Greed and Fear.

Gregory

Sccenes, you might consider "Cynical Theories" by Pluckrose and Lindsey to get a handle on how we got here.

scenes

"Castro officially had a very small income but lived a lavish lifestyle because he had power."

True dat, as the saying goes.

From Viktor Suvorov (Vladimir Rezun), 'The Liberators'

"Before the arrival in Severodvinsk of Marshal of the Soviet Union
Grechko, the high command of the Northern Fleet decided to paint the
shore-line cliffs grey. In all, over twenty kilometres of coastline were
painted. The sailors of two whole divisions and the men of a marines
regiment laboured over this titanic work for several weeks and, in the
process, used up the whole allocation of anti-corrosion paint supplied to
the entire fleet for a whole year. The Minister liked the colour of the
rocks, and from that time forth the painting of rocks before the arrival of
a high-ranking commander became one of the more remarkable traditions
of our Fleet."

That, my friends, is power.

Paul Emery

I stumbled upon this Turkish Proverb that perfectly describes the last four years that Trump was President:

"When a clown moves into a Palace he doesn't become a King, the Palace becomes a circus."

Santos L Halperniglio

Posted by: Paul Emery | 27 January 2022 at 12:37 PM


It’s okay Punch…..we know you miss him! The days now so empty….so meaningless.

Don Bessee

Another example of how the socialist greens are pushing people to team R -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/27/nolte-fewer-than-1-of-hispanics-prefer-woketard-term-latinx/

;-)

George Rebane

... and such a circus; one that so many of us wish to see returned.

Scott O

"the last four years that Trump was President:..."
There were other years??!!
We need a welfare check at a residence in Nevada City.

Paul Emery


Oh Scott good catch. How about you become my editor? At least then you'd have something to say

Bill Tozer

“When a clown moves into a Palace he doesn’t become a King. Rather, he becomes the court jester. If cannot make the King laugh, then off with his head.—-A Former Professional Entertainer
——————-
‘Candace Owens Trends For Hours After Dems Demand ‘Black Woman’ For Supreme Court’
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Be careful what you wish for. In NYC, illegal immigrants (non-citizens) are allowed to vote in local elections and these new voters are organizing to recall NYC Leftinista school boards… ROFLMAO. Exciting times. You are teaching my kids what????

Back home here in CA, the school board in FRISCO spent so much time and priority to rename public schools, that they fumble that ball when they took their eye off the approaching Chinese Plague. Hit them like a train hitting a deer starring into the Cyclops headlight. Non-citizens in SF are all aboard the Sanity Recall Train as well.

‘Why San Francisco’s School Board Recall May Be One Of 2022’s Most Important Elections’

https://thefederalist.com/2022/01/27/why-san-franciscos-school-board-recall-may-be-one-of-2022s-most-important-elections/

Hmmm. Maybe the next Associate Justice named to SCOTOS should be an Asian female.
Michelle Malkin comes to mind. She went to the same college (Oberin) as Lena Dunham. That qualifies her with her liberal bonafides

Bill Tozer

While this post belongs under Scattershots (Covid mandates), a common thread emerges.
Is it just me or have others noticed how stark ass out of touch the Lefties have become with the common man?????? That was Clinton Bagman Terry McAuliffe‘s assessment as the reason he got stomped on by the Virginia voters. Even Biden promised to get out of Washington more. Not necessary. He has spent one quarter of his Presidency in Delaware already and he sleeps better in his own bed. He can’t sleep well in the WH and it makes him grumpy. Anyway….

TRUDEAU SLAMS ANTI-VACCINE MANDATE TRUCKERS FOR HOLDING ‘UNACCEPTABLE VIEWS’
‘The small fringe minority of people who are on their way to Ottawa, who are holding unacceptable views that they are expressing, do not represent the views of Canadians’

https://news.grabien.com/story-trudeau-slams-anti-vaccine-mandate-truckers-holding-unaccept

Walt

Emery.. You REALLY need a renta-buddy for that TDS.
Your Obamacare should cover that.

The Trump years were GREAT compared to the banana republic you voted for.
COVID is alive and well. What's up with that? Biden was supposed to scare it away.

Walt

Here Emery, this is how you piss away tax dollars..
Another f*ck'n study. What is there to study about a border wall? What's the count now on studies for the same wall? 20,? 30? How long it takes to rust? Just so Joe can say he's doing something?

Oh... wait a minute,, It's a Progressive study.. Your all for it.... Nevermind.

Don Bessee

Isn't that special but why not do it for real?? -


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/la-tries-to-clean-homeless-camps-for-super-bowl-as-politicians-offer-band-aid-solutions/vi-AATcseG?ocid=msedgntp

;-)

Paul Emery

Walt

Care to compare the economy that T/rump inherited from Obama with the totally trashed one one he left Biden?

George Rebane

Would someone PLEASE tell PaulE about the Covid pandemic, when it occurred, and what the country's progressive-promoted response was. And then how the Left and its lamestream lambasted and prohibited effective and cheap prophylactics and therapeutics recommended by the Right, causing the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of thousands.

Scott O

Give it up, George. Paul is an idiot. He has no conception of reality beyond his hate for Trump.

In other news:
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/blms-millions-go-unaccounted-for-after-leaders-quietly-jump-ship
Oh, my! And they had such good intentions.
Who could have possibly foreseen this outcome?
Any bets on anyone actually being prosecuted?
Maybe the janitor.

Don Bessee

I was in the board of supervisors annual 3 day planning meeting and heard the homeless report where they briefed the BOS that they have placed all homeless minors, so none were on the street. OK so then why did this happen? A million bucks for something that the county has already dealt with??

https://www.theunion.com/news/a-significant-and-growing-need-bright-futures-for-youth-receives-state-grant-set-to-expand-services-for-homeless-youth/

;-)

Walt

What dimension is Emery in? The experts don't see it the way Emery does.
Biden inherited secure borders, energy independence, no inflation, a won war,
and world respect. Then managed to flush it all down the crapper in one week.

Gregory

Emery is just punching the softest spots he can find of the folks he opposes. That's what he does. Over and over.

Punchy punches.

Walt

Just a one trick ponytail.

scenes

DonB, referring to a roughly $1M grant 'for the homeless'.

"A million bucks for something that the county has already dealt with??"

There's always more jobs to be created. A fully burdened employee is not a trivial thing and a million bux doesn't go that far. No doubt the money will flow into supervisors and case workers and offices and a coffee machine, none of which will make much difference.

Hang on. I'll look at the article.

lol.

“By and large, this promotes and supports staffing,” said Bright Futures for Youth Executive Director Jennifer Singer on the grant. “This is a high needs population, and we need more case management support of those youth to ensure that none of them are falling through the cracks.”

Generally, I'd say that you can't go wrong being cynical.

bezzleniglio

Remember…..you cant spell “embezzle” without BLM.


BLM's millions unaccounted for after leaders quietly jumped ship



https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/blms-millions-go-unaccounted-for-after-leaders-quietly-jump-ship

scenes

Newspeak word o' the day.

Racism: The marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people.

https://www.adl.org/racism

Yer welcome.

Bill Tozer

Gregor @ 6:42 am

“Punchy punches.” But, but, but Punch said he was like Ali, just waiting for his opponents to punch themselves out before delivering the knock out punch. I see the rope-a-dope, I see the dope on the rope, but I have yet to see the knockout punch.

Darn. This is not how I wanted to start my day…discussing Paul Emerybot before the first cup of non-foo foo coffee goes down the hatch.

Me thinks the Governors….the Blue State governors really trashed the economy. Trump did not close down one single beer bar or restaurant or live music event in all of Nevada City……. or Frisco. Trump did not once say, “Lock ‘‘em up.” Gavin did, while dining in the French Laundry, one of the most expensive restaurants and highest rated restaurants in the world. The lock downs our governor ordered did not affect him in the least. Funny how that works. It’s all Trump’s fault. Trump should have NEVER listened to the WHO who said the Plague was not contagious…might be nothing…

The Estonian Fox

Bezzle @ 7:20AM-

Good catch on the spelling. I'll update my Webster's dictionary (using the loose leaf pages that came with it). Been getting a workout over the last 10 years; 7 different entries so far just for 'woke'.

Bill Tozer

‘Hippies for censorship’
Neil Young’s grumpy war on Joe Rogan is a betrayal of everything he once stood for.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/01/27/hippies-for-censorship/

Some old folks get fretty and grumpy, others get sweeter and wiser.

scenes

Speaking of Rogan and boxing and the like, I had to remember this.

https://www.salon.com/2021/10/01/young-turks-founder-cenk-uygur-challenges-joe-rogan-to-a-fight/

I would pay good money to watch it. That Mr. Cenk would be writing a check he couldn't cash is a near certainty.

Bill Tozer

08:39 am

Remember teenage lifeguard Joe Biden wrapping a chain around his wrist to take on the hoodlum Corn Pop, a very bad dude? Remember on the campaign trail Joe Biden challenging those who dare ask questions to a push up contest? Remember Joe Biden calling a young lady out after she said she had indeed been to a caucus as dog faced pony soldier? Poor thing, she was a Democrat. Remember Joe Biden challenging any one in the room to to match IQs with his? Joe Biden, the guy who finished 76 out of a class of 84 or something close. 71st out of 79?

What I remember most about Biden, besides claiming his helicopter had to make an emergency landing after been in hot zone receiving end of hell fire, was Joe Biden saying in 2018 that he would beat the stew out of Trump behind the gym.

Mr. McMann could arrange that. One punch to Biden’s nose and Harris would be President in a 2 days. Man e mano. Is it time to call a lid on the day. It is approaching nap time on the East Coast.

scenes

BillT@8:23 "Neil Young’s grumpy war on Joe Rogan is a betrayal of everything he once stood for."

https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/old-man-look-at-your-life/

"...It’s worth paying attention to just how disordered Mr. Young’s thinking is because it summarizes everything that has gone awry on the political Left: He is wrong two ways: 1) morally, and 2) on the facts of the matter — which is as wrong as you can be. Like virtually everyone on the Democratic Party / Woke / Progressive axis, he is obviously in favor of suppressing free speech. Since when did that become okay for old hippies?

If I remember correctly (cuz I was there) the youth movement of the 1960s was all about freedom to say pretty much anything, except yell “fire” in a crowded theater — based on the idea that ordinary people were equipped to sort out the truth. During the War in Vietnam, we hippies were especially averse to the official lying that emanated from the Department of Defense, the FBI, the CIA, and the White House under both Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. We founded “alternative” newspapers in defiance of the establishment’s propaganda. We applauded Daniel Ellsberg’s purloined Pentagon Papers, revealing the mendacity of the war effort. Altogether, this activity made it more difficult for the government to prosecute that war, and to defend the strategy behind it.

Today the Left is not only all-in on speech suppression, but also censorship of print and broadcasting, and is especially avid for the diverse punishments of cancellation — ruining careers, reputations, livelihoods, and families of anyone who opposes Woke right-think. Alternate views are not tolerated, labeled “unacceptable” (Mr. Young put it exactly that way), and flagged as “misinformation” (ditto Mr. Young). It’s gotten to the point where the word misinformation has acquired a distinct odor that signals bad faith in everyone who flogs it. These days, the charge of misinformation is deliberate misinformation. ..."

Bill Tozer

Why, why, why? Yes or no, yes or no.

Is Democracy Dying or America Disintegrating?

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/is-democracy-dying-or-america-disintegrating-/

Bill Tozer

Scenes. Before I put Neil Young to rest, it does a seem like a lost of innocence is in play here. I, for one, would never ever consider censoring Neil Young. Not for a nanosecond.
Maybe the sixties are remembered as better than it was. A nice place to go to in one’s mind when facing the ugliness of today.

Set out to save the world, the down trodden, the oppressed. Stick it to the Man. Take that brand spanking new law degree and join Legal Aid. Then, over time, you end up defending scum you would never allow in your house.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSEgCOf_lc4

Later, Gator. The outside calls were all is well…..

scenes

The year in a nutshell.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1477775713172402176?cxt=HHwWgMC5lc_LjoIpAAAA

Bill Tozer

My, my. Now the supply chain is fascist. The supply chain thinks bad thoughts.

‘Washington Post Mocks Massive Canadian Trucker Convoy Protesting Vaccine Mandates, Labels Trucks ‘Fascism’

https://www.dailywire.com/news/washington-post-mocks-massive-canadian-trucker-convoy-protesting-vaccine-mandates-labels-trucks-fascism

Breaker, breaker, I think we got ourselves a convoy. Driving over the Canadian Rockies in January takes some real motivation. 1.5 million Canooks descending on OTTAWA.

“That’s a 10-4 good Buddy. Crank up the Richard Pryor and keep your hammer down all the way to Boy-Toy town”.

Those Canadians are known for their politeness and civility…but not so much East of Saskatchewan. Their first request is to have Justin step aside and resign. Sounds reasonable to me. They are moving the catapults and barrels of hot tar into place. Exciting times, eh

scenes

BillT@2:06PM

From the article:

"“The movement shares an affinity with Trumpist toxic authoritarianist politics.”

“Time and time again we learn the lesson, or at least come across it, that teaches us that rage-soaked antigovernment types can’t be reasoned with,”"

OK, Paul..Steve Frisch...any other Progressive Green Libertarians...gimme a little help here. Just what is an antigovernment authoritarianist?

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