The Dumpster Fire President

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  1. I think we have some BIG problems coming.

  2. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Gird your loins folks. Looking up a TR quote this AM that Tom Selleck used last night on “Blue Bloods” and came upon this wonderful collection.

    So, when the snow starts and you have some time on you hands, scroll through. I’d say I would give him a solid 85% if I were grading him. The most important thing is his relevance for TODAY.

    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt

    • Just A Citizen says:

      SK

      Eat a live frog first thing every morning. Nothing worse will happen the rest of the day.

      Mark Twain

  3. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    From a friend.

    SUPER BOWL TICKETS!!!!
    My cousin has 2 tickets for the 2021 SUPER BOWL, both box seats. He paid $1,500 for each ticket, but he didn’t realize last year when he bought them, it was going to be the same day as his wedding.
    If you are interested, he is looking for someone to take his place…It’s at the First Baptist Church, in Lake City, FL at 3pm. Her name is Judy, she is 5’1, about 110 lbs, she’s a good cook too…She’ll be the one in the white dress!
    Thanks

  4. Dale A Albrecht says:
    • I have seen enough at this point to believe the election was not free or fair. We have an illegitimate President. The issue I’m struggling with is “what to do about it”.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      It is pretty “sick” to read something like that and realize that these people KNOW that they have been given the right, by God maybe, to rule.

      • They remind me of the arrogant English aristocracy. Ben Franklin went to England with grand hopes of experiencing the old country. Eventually he had his belly full of their BS. Especially after visiting the Irish countryside and seeing how they treated the Irish. Had we lost the revolution, they intended to create landed aristocracy here similar to Ireland and England.

        It is worth noting that they called off the riots for the day after election day when they realized their scheme was working. This tells us that they colluded with BLM and Antifa to create political unrest during 2020. As usual, their actions will fall under Mathius’ lawful but awful category although morally reprehensible. Success breeds further boldness. This will only get worse.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      The Self Righteous know no bounds.

  5. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Just listening to the Financial Show by Josh Gilinski on my radio since on Sunday you have the choice of financial shows, prostate Dr. shows or Spanish language religious broadcasting.

    He announced this AM that new surveys indicate younger folk are in fact quite unconcerned with people over 70 getting Covid. This is a marked change from a year ago. While some southern states, the Carolinas and Florida rank high in teh poll the HIGHEST is New Jersey. The young ‘uns seem to think we will be “dying anyway” and “most” seniors over 70 seem incapable of caring for themselves anyway.

    I believe I have discovered yet another Fauci Fuck-up! Never forgetting what it was like to be 30 or 20 or even 15, I can safely assume that the young folk have had it up to here with OUR whining which is ruining THEIR lives.

  6. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Last night got some pleasant news delivered by Nicholas age 6. “Mommy is gonna have another baby and I just got a Bobba Fet that shoots a missile out of his backpack”. Now Mommy is going to be 44 so we will pray for an excellent outcome here but every time there is a new grandchild in the offing, I think more and more on abortion and the sin (in all senses it is) . So, I have four kids who will have produced 10 offspring. We’ve done our bit for the human race and western civ.

  7. Well it had been 24 hrs since I got the Moderna vaccine. Mild soreness of the arm but no problems otherwise. The wife appears normal as well but she cannot tell us if anything hurts. So far so good. Get the second shot in a month.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Word is now out that the second shot quite often results in sickness for a couple of days.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      I’ll think about sharing if you wanna buy the traditional US $ 20 double eagle for the baptism.

  8. SB55 prediction.

    KC 38
    TB 27

  9. Stephen K. Trynosky says:
  10. I got my shot yesterday. I seem to be growing a sixth toe. Should I be concerned?

  11. The Super Bowl was boring, KC forgot to show up. The halftime show was terrible. Why would they put jock straps on dancers heads? That was just plain bad.

    Now we get a shitshow impeachment on a private citizen. Dumb.

  12. TAMPA, FL—Scandal is once again rocking the NFL on Super Bowl Sunday after accusations surfaced that Tampa Bay Buccaneer Quarterback Tom Brady has been taking performance-enhancing Metamucil.

    “Yeah, I heard that too,” said Kansas City Quarterback Patrick Mahomes. “I heard people his age need to take it every day in order to be able to poop like normal young football players like me. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least.”

    Tom Brady has forcefully denied all accusations.

    “Shut up guys! I’m not that old, I’m only 43!” said Mr. Brady to a roomful of sports reporters. “43 is not that old! Why would I need to take Metamucil? I had a perfectly good bowel movement just this morning!” After he said this, the entire room burst out in laughter, since Tom Brady had just used the phrase “bowel movement.”

    In light of the scandal, some others say they feel emboldened to come forward regarding some other Tom Brady wrongdoings. At the time of publishing, several witnesses accused Brady of illegally deflating the tennis balls on the walker he uses to get from his front door to his mailbox.

  13. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Oh the stupidity!

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-border-patrol-agents-rescue-illegal-immigrant-who-fell-into-well?fbclid=IwAR0ThX9J0ly0xhgvbrPbcfFRjGB85UfE6u9sMyM9aCoi8dPsE0Yxu3GixKY

    We rescue the woman, pay for her medical care and no doubt rehabilitation then give her SSI for life.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, My Foreman for many years, a legal Ecuadorian immigrant, retired , left the United States to return to the little villa he built in Ecuador and is living there quite comfortably with an occasional trip back to Los Estadios Unidos to visit his kids. He is NOT worried about bandidos or insurrectos nor his Ecuadorian government going off the rails.

  14. It was Jan. 10, 1963, that Congressman Albert S. Herlong. Jr. from Florida read the list of 45 Communist goals for America into the Congressional Record. The purpose of him reading this was to gain insight into liberal elite ideas and strategies for America that sound awfully familiar today.

    Do any of these hit close to home? Here’s the list:

    1. U.S. should accept coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

    2. U.S. should be willing to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. These encapsulate the Kennan Doctrine, which advocated for the “containment” of communism. Establishment figures supporting the amoral containment policy at least implicitly worked with the communists in scaring the wits out of the American people concerning atomic war. President Ronald Reagan undid the doctrine when he took an aggressive stand against the Evil Empire by backing freedom fighters from around the world that were struggling against the left-wing communist jackboot. As a result, the Soviet Union and its satellites imploded, a considerable and unexpected setback to the international communist edifice.

    3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. would be a demonstration of “moral strength.” The nuclear freeze advocates supported a freeze on

    4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. Today, there are calls to end the embargo on the slave island of Cuba, there were complaints about the embargo against Iraq, and the U.S., not Saddam Hussein, was blamed for the suffering of the Iraqi people. Would they have advocated for free trade with Hitler and his National Socialist regime?

    5. Extend long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

    6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. Such aid and trade over decades contributed greatly to the left-wing communist liquidation of over 100 million people worldwide, according to the well-documented “Black Book of Communism.” This aid and trade marks a shameful chapter in American history. Without the aid and trade, the left-wing international communist behemoth would have imploded on its own rot a lot sooner and umpteen millions would have been saved from poverty, misery, starvation and death.

    7. Grant recognition of Red China and admission of Red China to the U.N. Not only did President Jimmy Carter fulfill this goal but he also betrayed America’s allies in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Iran, Afghanistan, Angola and elsewhere.

    8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

    9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the U.S. has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

    10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

    11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. There are still American intellectuals, and elected members of Congress, who dream of an eventual one world government and who view the U.N., founded by communists such as Alger Hiss, the first secretary-general, as the instrument to bring this about. World government was also the dream of Adolf Hitler and J.V. Stalin. World government was the dream of Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 hijackers.

    12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

    13. Do away with loyalty oaths.

    14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office. While the idea of banning any political party runs contrary to notions of American freedom and liberty, notions that are the exact opposite of those held by the left-wing communists themselves, nevertheless these goals sought to undermine the constitutional obligation of Congress to investigate subversion. The weakening of our government’s ability to conduct such investigations led to the attack of 9/11. It is entirely proper and appropriate for our government to expect employees, paid by the American taxpayer, to take an oath of loyalty.

    15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the U.S. In his book “Reagan’s War,” Peter Schweizer demonstrates the astonishing degree to which communists and communist sympathizers have penetrated the Democratic Party. In his book, Schweizer writes about the presidential election of 1979.

    16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights. This strategy goes back to the founding of the American Civil Liberties Union by Fabian Socialists Roger Baldwin and John Dewey and Communists William Z. Foster and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn among others.

    17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

    18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

    19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations that are under Communist attack. The success of these goals, from a communist perspective, is obvious. Is there any doubt this is so?

    20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

    21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV & motion pictures.

    22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings,” substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.

    23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. ” Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

    24.Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

    25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.

    26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.” This is the Gramscian agenda of the “long march through the institutions” spelled out explicitly: gradual takeover of the “means of communication” and then using those vehicles to debauch the culture and weaken the will of the individual to resist. Today those few who still have the courage to advocate public morality are denounced and viciously attacked. Most Americans are entirely unwitting regarding the motives behind this agenda.

    27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.” This has been largely accomplished through the communist infiltration of the National Council of Churches, Conservative and Reform Judaism, and the Catholic seminaries.

    28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state” Replacing belief in the creator with belief in the earthly man-controlled State.

    29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis. And replace our nation of “laws, not men” with royal decree emanating from appointed judges and executive orders. Replace elected officials with bureaucrats.

    30. Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

    31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of “the big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over. Obliterating the American past, with its antecedents in principles of freedom, liberty and private ownership is a major goal of the communists then and now.

    32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. Public ownership of the means of production, the core principle of totalitarianism.

    33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

    34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

    35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

    36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

    37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business. Turn America into a socialist police state.

    38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat. The Soviets used to send “social misfits” and those deemed politically incorrect to massive mental institutions called gulags. The Red Chinese call them

    39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose communist goals. Psychiatry remains a bulwark of the communist agenda of fostering self-criticism and docility.

    40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. Done! The sovereign family is the single most powerful obstacle to authoritarian control.

    41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. Outcome-based education, values clarification or whatever they’re calling it this year.

    42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special interest groups should rise up and make a “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems. This describes the dialectical fostering of group consciousness and conflict, which furthers the interests of authoritarianism.

    43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government. The results of this successful campaign are increasingly obvious in the world today. 4

    44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

    45. Repeal the Connally Reservation so the U.S. cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike. This would mark a complete subversion of our Constitution and an end to representative sovereign government as we know it, which is the whole idea.

  15. T-Ray…….a proposal in prop 47 in California that says police have to take into consideration as to need on muggins in Los Angeles….if the mugger needed the money, then the mugger cannot be charged with felony theft. So, if you needs some bucks, go “roll” someone in Lois Angeles…you will most likely not be charged with anything.

  16. Days before former President Trump’s impeachment trial begins, newly filed federal charges against anti-government activists offer fresh, compelling evidence that the accused perpetrators of the Capitol riots pre-planned their attack days and weeks in advance and in plain sight of an FBI that vowed to be vigilant to extremist threats.

    A dozen FBI affidavits supporting charges against the more than 200 defendants show rioters engaged in advance planning on social media sites. The planning included training, casing sites, identifying commanders on scene, and requests for donations of cash, as well as combat and communication gear.

    More than a half dozen of the suspects are now charged with conspiracy to commit violence for actions predating the Jan. 6 riots. The early actions identified in court documents date back to November, with planning and rhetoric accelerating after Christmas, court records show.

    —–

    More evidence proving Jan 6th was preplanned. I’ve linked the article above. That’s just a summary I cherry picked from the article. The article also includes affidavits from FBI on several suspects. One in particular named Nordean. Also known as RUFIO. It was Rufio who was picked out of the video I posted a couple days ago, who was in the middle of the Ashley Babbitt “shooting” JAC, you gonna have to explain this to me.
    https://www.thelibertybeacon.com/growing-evidence-capitol-attack-was-pre-planned-undercuts-trump-impeachment-premise-podcast/

    Kind of a bummer, actually. I had thought better of the Oathkeepers and Proud Boys.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Anita

      I do not have to explain anything. That he or anyone in particular was there means nothing except they were there.

      Ashley Babbitt is DEAD. She was SHOT. Her family MOURNS. Then some asshat puts out a video claiming it is all a hoax.

      New meme should be Where is Ashley Babbitt?

      • I’ll give you that, that she was shot. And she probably died from being shot. But I’m not stepping back from everything else being planned and rehearsed.

  17. Just A Citizen says:

    OK, I have to agree with CNN on this one. Although I classified it as the ONLY Super Bowl advertisement worth watching or that should be mentioned.

    “Toyota’s commercial featuring American Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long is one that’s sure to pull at the heartstrings. Long, a 13-time Paralympic gold medalist, shows the “hope and strength in all of us,” Toyota says of the ad, depicting Long’s adoption story. And though we’re not really sure how it’s related to cars, we did feel our eyes briefly welling up.”

    The Boss’ first ever ad for Jeep fell on its face. Not due to the production but the state of the state that our State is in. I felt I was being told to go along and shut the hell up;

    What was really missed by all the talking heads regarding the Jessica Long story was its strong message AGAINST ABORTION. Take that!!

    My review, since you asked. The game was actually really good. The score did not reflect just how close it was or how it could turn any moment. But for a few bad breaks and miscues.

    The Halftime show SUCKED. Even Spousal Unit Leader was left scratching her head and uttered something like “What was that and what is with all the masks”? She thought maybe that was some choreographer’s way of trying to get the Covid masks to blend in. To make matters worse, you couldn’t even hear the words to the music. They had no problem faking the crowd noises during the game so I do not understand why the sound went bad during the show. Now for the big question. Don’t even know who the singer was but I do know that the NFL should not let Nickelodeon produce the half time show anymore.

  18. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    From the Emmy award winning governor of New York, his excellency, Andrew Cuomo has announced, ruffles and flourishes please, that starting NEXT week people with certain illness and conditions may receive the vaccine.

    Among those conditions are, heart disease, cancer and PREGNANCY.

    Just so the dead old people do NOT feel so alone the good governor has decided that a vaccine NOT recommended for children should be administered to children in the womb. But, maybe they won’t die, maybe they will just have some Thalidomide like conditions like flippers instead of arms and legs.

    You CANNOT make this stuff up!

  19. Just A Citizen says:

    Great example of WHY it is best sometimes that the Govt. just get out of the way.

    Got word, via grapevine, about the first Covid shots. Called, got appointment. Showed up and filled out the usual Doctor Office forms, got shot. Was given an appointment card prefilled out with date and time. One for each of us. Told Do Not call us, just show up as scheduled. ONLY CALL if you cannot make it. Went home and put on the calendar.

    Late last week got text message asking for us to register for the shots we were scheduled for but they would do it if the URL link did not work. It did not so responded and when the other person said, OK I have you down, assumed all OK. Then next day new message, different person. New “required” website on which to register. Could not access it, or the first one either on Friday or Saturday.

    Today I send Text to original person asking they confirm our appointment. She replies I have to register on line first. Otherwise will have to do it in the office and it will take time and increase exposure. I say fine, but are we still on the schedule. After much back and forth she finally gives up and calls me. Nice lady and helpful and very apologetic. She explains what has happened.

    AFTER our first shot the NEW FEDERAL govt. issued a DICTATE that ALL Covid shots had to FIRST be registered in the National Data Base. She explained that the web sites which were constantly NOT WORKING were actually Govt. web sites, not the hospital/clinic. So we again came round to “are we scheduled”? Turned out NO. Everyone had been dropped from the schedules UNTIL THEY REGISTERED on-line. Since registering in the office was an option I asked if we could do it when we came in at the scheduled time. She explained we had NO Scheduled time. But we could come in at that time and they would fit us in as soon as possible, after we filled out the new paperwork.

    Got that? We can register after we arrive but we cannot get an appt. time without first registering.

    She did send a new link which HURRAH finally worked. So I just got done registering all three of us. Even got the original appt. time. Which seems strange in that they had the number of available slots for that time on the Govt. site.

    All very messed up but looks like we are on schedule for the second round tomorrow. Which reports state will cause actual symptoms of sickness in many people for a day or two. Sorry TRay, still no reports of extra body parts.

    She also explained, by the way, that all this was because the Govt. wants to KNOW EXACTLY how many shots were given and home much more vaccine is needed. Since they will not let you register unless you meet the Old and/or Infirm and/or health worker/teacher I am at a loss as to how the second metric is given by the registration data.

    • Maybe they want to know who ISN’T getting the shots.

    • They called and gave us an appointment time for last Saturday. I did check my cell phone and saw there were some texts on there about registering but since I use my phone as a phone and nothing else, I ignored it. I have asked repeatedly that they use the cell phone only as a backup. We showed up at the allotted time only to see a block long line. Rats!. So I figured I would play dumb and roll Carol up to the front to ask about the appointed time. Turns out wheel chair bound patients were being allowed to cut the line. So we got right in. Over and done in under 40 minutes. The operation was reasonably efficient. Round 2 is next month.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Every friday the past two weeks. I get a message/email from the Durham/Greenville VA. They say call to schedule the vaccination for the following week m-f

  20. Say it ain’t so Joe:

    https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/02/08/323974-n323974

    As Ron Klain confessed about how they dealt with the H1N1 pandemic, they were only saved because it was not as particularly lethal, that “we did everything wrong.”

  21. Just A Citizen says:

    Two interesting things I learned about today.

    1. One of the KC Chief starting offensive line that was missing the other day has been gone the entire season. He skipped this season to work with Covid first responders and health care providers. THAT should have been the primary story of the day.

    2. Friend of Spousal Unit Leader has had experimental treatments for some nasty form of cancer. This involved removing the TCells from his blood. In effect, they stripped his immune system completely and then added back modified T Cells that would attack the cancer more effectively. He joked about being a GMO now. So doesn’t have to worry about the Granola’s eating him. Because of how effective this treatment is at cleaning out the system, he will have to retake all his childhood immunizations. His body no longer has any of those immunities. This is some wild stuff and it seems to be related to the type of genetic manipulation of these new Covid vaccines. Medicine could be on the verge of a major breakthrough.

  22. U.S.—The nation is preparing to celebrate what is expected to become a beloved annual holiday: Two Weeks To Slow The Spread Day, to be held in March every year.

    “This time of year we like to come together to remember the historic day one year ago when we put on masks and locked ourselves down, trusting that the lockdown would be over in just two weeks,” said local man Paul Christof as he stared out his window longingly, his three masks securely in place. “This year, I’m going all out with a Zoom party with no more than five of my closest friends — I mean, closest, figuratively speaking, of course. We’ll be literally far apart, because I want to stay home and stay safe, and I don’t want grandma to die.”

    Traditional festivities for the newly christened American holiday include remote Amazon gift exchanges, ordering DoorDash feasts for just yourself, and the customary binging of the Netflix. Historians believe the holiday will become a hit, and people will continue to wear masks and stay home throughout the year as the festive day is celebrated for hundreds of years to come.

  23. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Many, many moons ago, when I was probably in college I was reading copious amounts of Science Fiction. many by the Masters, Heinlein, Asimov and Bradbury but a lot of offbeat stuff by one hit wonder authors.

    I remember several of these books well mostly because of the seemingly outlandish premise. One in particular sticks in my mind. In a futuristic society (2025?) western culture had been beaten so down and the pacifist spirit was so strong that the society recognized what today we call “toxic masculinity” as the most evil thing around. To counteract this, men were rewarded for voluntarily condemning their aggressive behavior but the real rewards were reserved for men who voluntarily summited to public castration!

    How ridiculous, right?

    Well lookie at this.

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/washington-post-tampa-bay-buccaneers-mascot?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Now exactly where would the current “trans phenomena” fit in with this?

      • Just A Citizen says:

        I do not see the two as being related. I do agree there is a movement among us to neuter men or manliness or masculinity, etc. I do not think the efforts to gain acceptance of trans genders is part of that movement.

        • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

          I am actually talking about who supports it and the why. There is absolutely no doubt that it is trending and becoming far more “accepted”. Couple that with all the anti-male hype we have been hearing, including some of the things said about Trump and his followers, the “lumping” of all males in the “woke” culture.

          One of the things that strikes me and should probably be studied is the phenomena of black men on the “down low” these days. I’d love to see race based comparisons, Now if you asked WHY? I would suggest it is the black female dominated family. This idea was only recently re-inforced by looking at who actually runs BLM. The days of Malcolm X and MLK are GONE.

          You guys probably know that I do not believe in “exclusivity” so, when looking at homosexuality, while there can be a very strong genetic component I also feel that you can be led into it by environmental circumstance. Believe it or not we accept this for something like alcoholism but a huge no-no to stretch that logic to something like homosexuality or transgenderism.

          • I don’t know if accept is quite the right word. I tend to just not give a shit what other people do. As long as it don’t involve me, I just don’t care.

            • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

              On a personal basis I completely agree. One is totally in charge of their own train wreck as long as it does NOT hit my train.

              The propaganda machine though, which I hold partially responsible DOES affect me, my family, my children and country. It certainly has blown black families out of the water and threatens to do the same for teh rest of us.

              Today, at long last, Lionel, the political pundit while visiting our local AM radio show on WOR NY, pointed out the insidious nature of the faux mixed families we see on TV. He wondered aloud how soon we would see trans families on TV commercials ?I know we have gay family commercials Personally I am happy he mentioned the “mixed race” commercials because while we all know someone of mixed race and mixed race marriages perhaps even in our families, and certainly have no particular problem with it, if you watched TV you would think it the norm rather than the exception.

              I do not think it racist in any way to point out that such an influential medium as television making blatantly false commercials for some weird, unknown feelin good reason creates just more problems within the society. Not for the reason you might think but rather for the subliminal underlying :”message” that there is something dreadfully wrong with you if you are NOT in a mixed race relationship. half the young people questioning their sexuality and sex out there today are doing it because they somehow have decided it is a norm. Statistics Do not back them up but what they see in media does.

              This, of course leads me to one of my favorite quotes. “There is nothing REAL about reality TV”.

              Told you all in the past I was a psych major partially because I wanted to know why Germany went bat-shit crazy ’33–’45. The 24-7 propaganda machine was a big part of it.

              • AS I said…GOEBBELS should be proud. The left should be proud.

              • Book burning is probably next.

              • Why burn books if you can stop them from being published or drop them from store shelves.

              • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

                Books! If you read them. Finishing a thirty year old bio of Daniel Boone tossed out of a library in Wisconsin. Boone was an admirer of Indians who treated them fairly always. In return, they killed two of his sons one tortured to death , a brother, a brother in law, a son in law, kidnapped his daughter and her friends and captured and held Boone for almost a year making him run the gauntlet.

                Now if you think the injuns were bad, they were absolutely NOTHING compared to governmental officials. Despite opening up huge tracts of Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky and Missouri in his 80 year long life, Boone died not owning an acre of land. As soon as the lands were settled, the “officials” set about stealing everything he had put a claim on, successfully. After all, he was the first one in and had claimed the best land.

                So how many little nothing heads have any clue of what it took to open up this country? And NO we stole nothing from the native Americans, The English, Spanish and French did that, we merely used it!

              • The government refused to reimburse George Rogers Clark for his efforts in resting the old NW territory from the English. He died penniless as well. His brother William did better.

  24. Just A Citizen says:

    Good grief. Mr. Biden is putting the head of The Center for American Progress in charge of The Office of Management and Budget”.

    Now she says she is sorry for the hateful rhetoric she spread about Republicans. She should be kicked to the curb, period.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Apparently there are a large quantity of “foxes” in Washington prepared to guard an even larger quantity of hen houses.

    • WASHINGTON, D.C.—While Impeachment is a beloved classic that was released in theatres a year ago, the short-awaited sequel Impeachment 2: The Reckoning is going to be released straight to DVD, sources confirmed Tuesday.

      Due to budgetary concerns and lack of interest, the movie will skip theatres and go straight to home video. The plot of the new film is said to be a straight rip-off of the first film, but with a lot more crying, posturing, and grandstanding. Many critics have said the new movie is predictable and boring, with some claiming it’s entirely pointless.

      “Yeah, I mean, the first Impeachment was OK, but did we really need a second one?” wrote movie reviewer Landon Giles. “It’s just superfluous at this point. Yeah, yeah, orange man bad, we get it. The big bad guy in this one isn’t even the president this time! He’s just some private citizen! And all the same old dialogue is rehashed. It’s just not fresh anymore.”

      According to sources, the third Impeachment movie will be directed by Rian Johnson and will feature the impeachment managers being old and bitter on an island while they milk alien cows.

  25. https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-oakland-asians-elderly-attacks-coronavirus-pandemic-rhetoric-lunar-new-year

    Someone tell me how blacks are gonna stop racism that they claim when they do shit like this?

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Ahh, Trump’s fault rather than the across the board crime spike because of lax law enforcement. If you be grabbing Mama’s two one hundred dollar bills it has nothing to do with the “Chinese virus”.

  26. Just A Citizen says:

    Why in the hell would someone who has legal background and is a US Senator have to rely on the arguments of “legal scholars” about impeachment when the language is plain and there is ZERO precedent for impeaching someone who is a private citizen.

    I do not care how many “scholars” the other side uses. They are all Hacks and you know that going in. Remove every last one of these weasels.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/538098-gop-senators-criticize-trump-legal-defense-as-unfocused-and-weaker

  27. At this point, I have a long list of republicans that will never get my vote. I realize this might help the dems. I simply don’t care. Voting for these people make it impossible to win even if we’re the majority.

    • I hear that! I’m noticing state legislatures starting to push back though. One issue at a time or one person at a time. Iowa just put the nix on masks. Three states have voted to censure their leaders over their impeachment stances, AZ, WY, and Nebraska. CA voters seem to be gaining traction on impeaching Newsome. We all need to pressure our states to get it together and to flood the primaries with outsiders. Vote the incumbents out. The very first thing needing attention is election security. Its a tall order, but its not impossible

      • The recall is looking good out here. It first has to go through the SoS for signature verification. It will be interesting to see if the signature verification process is different than the one used for ballots. However, my guess is that he will win the election. If he is recalled, there is a simultaneous election to replace him. When Gray Davis was recalled, there were 230+ candidates for the job. Arnold won because of name recognition but he had less than a majority of voters. Already several Republicans have announced their intention to run. The R’s need to huddle up and select one candidate else they run the risk of splitting their meager vote. They need to run a single candidate against a multitude of D’s.

  28. Just A Citizen says:

    In case you had any doubts about how far the Fascist are reaching to impose their will upon the Nation and the World.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/08/biden-climate-backlash-big-business-467130

    • Climate change is the cudgel that the left uses to force their way into every aspect of government, business and private lives. Each department of the government either already does or will have a CC officer and stated goals. Business will need to comply with going green and as we see above publicly claiming the same and disclosing financial records. Dissension will not be allowed. Privately we will be buying electric cars whether we want them or not in the next 15 years. (See Toyoda’s comments on electric cars.) You either conform are the government will have a boot on your neck.

      We also see the label white supremacist is being used to tar vast numbers of conservative Americans. They are labeled evil and must be eliminated or reprogrammed. Are we now the equivalent of the “Jews” in Nazi Germany? Tucker has pointed out that B of A has scanned their debit and credit card records for purchases in the DC area on Jan. 6 and turned those records over to the FBI. No mention of warrants being issued and those would be illegal for blanket scanning as warrants are supposed to be directed at individuals or specific corporations. How many other credit card companies and banks were also asked for this data?

      In another headline, ABC is finally acknowledging that Biden’s son-in-law may be using his family connections to enhance business opportunities. They are finally acknowledging Schwietzer’s Biden corruption research. Is this in preparation for tossing Biden in favor of Kamala?

  29. It is now official from the World Health Organization……the Covid is spread by…..bats. They have dropped the investigation into the Chinese Labs.

    Never mind that the W H O is financed IN LARGE by the Chinese.

    Never mind that the intelligence divisions of the Russians, Americans, British, and Israeli’s all are in agreement that it started in the WUHAN lab.

    Never mind that the weapons lab technicians have all died from exposure.

    Never mind that one of the top officials of the investigation in W H O actually works for a company that FINANCED the weapons research in the WUHAN LAB..

    BATS….

    And what doe Biden do? Accepts the word of W H O….it is bats.

    Never mind that they have and are still making millions from,…China.

    Bats…………..

    • And we in part funded it. We gave a $3.4M grant to the Wuhan Lab to research modifying animal virus’ to be human compatible so counter measures could be studied. The money was directed by Fauci to a NYC R&D firm run by a friend who then funneled the money to Wuhan. Obama specifically forbid this type of research in 2014. Now we do not have $3.4M to give away unless we borrow the money from China. Given the labor costs in China, that money will buy 3-10x more R&D in China than in the US.

  30. The PRO Act has been has been added to the COVID bill………read it. It will scare you.

    • What’s the PRO Act? I am sure there is all kinds of garbage in the Covid bill. How else do you fleece America without the masses knowing they are being sheared.

      • Democrats reintroduced the PRO Act, the sweeping labor rights bill the House first passed last year, as they stress the need to improve worker benefits and safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

        The legislation would allow financial penalties on companies that violate labor laws and aims to reduce the use of the independent contractor classification for workers, among other provisions.

        Instead of going to courts, they are by-passing the courts to allow fines instead of court rulings…they get to use the NLRB, which they now control.

        The bill eliminates the independent contractor and makes them employees.

        The PRO Act would empower the NLRB by allowing it to bring penalties against companies or even corporate directors who violate labor laws. This means that incorporating no longer protects Directors and holds them personally responsible.

  31. Just A Citizen says:

    I am so glad this vacuous woman has set me straight and explained where I stand in the USA today. Write this off to some more “healing America” language. Just so heart felt and soothing. Makes me feel all warm inside. As the fire of rage begins to build again.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/538193-brzezinski-youre-not-a-patriot-if-you-dont-support-trump-impeachment

    • Oh…I did not know this. I though 41 years in military service and fighting in wars sort of gave me an inside track…but now, I guess that did not matter at all. Well…then, Mathius lambasted me saying that i did not get to define Patriotism….but I guess they can….

      Well, then, I have one word for Brzezinski…….Come and Take It…..just…..come….and….take….it.

    • Don’t read the comments, you’ll really get enraged.

      It’s only a matter of time. When you poke people enough, they will poke back, a thousand times harder.

  32. Just A Citizen says:

    Second Covid shot received late yesterday. Sore arm again but so far no other symptoms. Patiently waiting for the all seeing third eye to appear on my forehead.

  33. So W.H.O. asked the Chinese where the virus came from and they said not the lab. Isn’t that like asking the fox with chicken feathers hanging out its mouth if it ate the chicken? Or like asking the accountant/embezzler to audit the books to find the leak? Or like asking the poll workers who stole the election to recount the ballots?

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Before I dismiss their findings I would like to see some scientific explanation. Because I read their list of “options” they looked into yesterday and they made little sense given no data or explanation.

      The thing just jumped from a “pool” of hosts or maybe transferred via frozen food. What frozen food? I thought LIVE market was the problem?

      I would love to see the science behind a pathogen suddenly jumping from animals to humans. I know it happens but I don’t recall the biology. It has been a long time since I took those classes.

  34. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    So Colonel,

    How you guys gonna convince Malk Cuban to move the Darris Mavlicks to Beijing where they belong?

    • Just A Citizen says:

      LMAO…………..

    • This has already been done…there was a local news station that reported that Cuban turned off his Twitter and FB because of the number of comments he has been receiving. Since I do not follow Basket Ball nor the Mavericks, I could care less but Cuban, in this area is considered a Pariah…..if he had to sell out the Mavericks game in a larger venue, he would not. We also know that he buys his own tickets and gives them out free to have sell outs all the time.

  35. A Wisconsin doctor who was 14 weeks pregnant claims she suffered a miscarriage within days of receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.

    According to social media posts, Dr. Sara Beltrán Ponce was enthusiastic about receiving the vaccine “to protect myself, my baby, my family, my patients, and my community!”

    “14 weeks pregnant and fully vaccinated!” Ponce wrote on Twitter on January 28. “When it’s available to you, I encourage you to do the same!”

  36. Just A Citizen says:

    In the realm of unintended consequences. Spousal Unit Leader was on a call with other retirees from her old fed. agency. The head of the agency participated and shared the biggest threats to mission attainment this year.

    It is that 20+ States will soon have minimum wage laws that exceed the agencies GS-3 pay scale. The GS-3 level is considered the entry job level for most field work. Virtually every professional in that agency started at that level doing part time summer work. A GS-5 was the highest you could go and usually only “crew bosses” got that pay scale.

    The problem? The Agency does not have a Budget that allows them to pay this higher wage without making other cuts to programs which Congress has ordered them to complete. This doesn’t even include the impact it will have on wildland fire fighting costs.

    FYI: A $15/hr job is about $30,000 per year. Above poverty level. A firefighter gets 1.5X for overtime, hours exceeding 40 in a week. It usually takes 3 to 4 days to hit the limit when on the fireline.. So the lowest level employees will be making about $31/hr or $62,000 per year equivalent. This does not include hazard pay and Sunday differential.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      More on the same issue. Let’s see how they spin this “science” as “not settled”.

      https://redstate.com/heartlandinstitute/2021/02/10/cbo-study-says-15-federal-minimum-wage-would-destroy-economy-n324775

      • JAC we lived through much of this during the Carter years. If they implement their full agenda, 1979 will look like the golden years of our youth. Part of me says, step back and let it happen like legalizing drugs. But then I think of the kids and say we need to stop this. The problem is with government is that if the first program fails, double down. It is a spiral into the abyss. Prager has a video out that asks why is not communism as universally despised as Nazism and fascism? Communism actually has killed more people. Unfortunately it is the dream of never attainable utopia that keeps it alive. This is why I implored Mathius to stop living in a dream world and to grow up. I am sorry if it hurt but it is the truth and he needs to hear it. I do miss him and would like to hear his take on the last three weeks.

  37. Just A Citizen says:

    Boy I have to say the Demorcrats are sure presenting a solid case in the Senate.

    I just saw HARD EVIDENCE that people broke into the Capitol building and that politicians hurried into their hidey holes, or tunnels.

    Good lord man, I didn’t know that happened. Did any of you??

    Sure is a good thing they showed lots of video footage of the event, or we would never have known.

    The phrase Dumber than Dirt is rolling around in my head, just waiting to escape. Oh damn, it already did.

  38. Just A Citizen says:

    This raises a few questions:

    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/538304-biden-announces-pentagon-review-of-china-strategy

    1. Why now? Or, was this already ongoing and Biden is just trying to grab credit.

    2. Why is ONLY the military involved in development of new policy for a Country we are not at war with? WHERE is the State Dept. in this committee of dopes?

    3. Why announce this to the world? I don’t want the other guys knowing what I am up to. Especially that I am REDOING my plans because the other plan is garbage.

    4. Who is the Chinese Rep. on the Committee?

    • Just A Citizen says:

      PS.

      The “stance” is simple. Behave and join the world in cooperation OR we start sinking Islands. Touch Taiwan and you will be digging our from under the rubble for ten year.

      The “posture/strategy”. Make sure we have the weaponry necessary to enforce the “stance”.

      End of Memo.

      • JAC…we should have already sunk the islands and already sent their one aircraft carrier to the bottom.

        The China stance is now…..Biden, withdraw your ships, say nothing about Taiwan, and we will continue to funnel money to you.

    • PART of this was already on going…..Biden is POTUS…he gets to grab the credit. Just like he is going to grab the credit on the Covid decreasing……

      • I am really confused about who gets credit for what. Obama blamed Bush for the economy for 6 years. During Obama’s 8 years we had the slowest growth following a recession since FDR but when the market took of the day after the 2016 election, it was all Obama’s economy. Trump puts up great numbers for 3 years including energy independence and a return of manufacturing jobs, but Obama should get the credit since he left such a “good” economy. Then we have the pandemic and a summer/fall of rioting. This is all Trump’s fault because he caused all the deaths and is a racist. It was the big state Dem governors that shut down the lions share of the economy not Trump. These same Dem. Govs. sent patients into nursing homes to deplete the population of Srs. so they could save on SS. But he 400K deaths are all Trump’s faults. Trump created the warp speed vaccine effort which produced multiple vaccines in record time. As we learned from the Time Mag article, the rioters were under the control of the Dems because they called off the dogs on Nov. 7th. So now that the vaccine is getting distributed, We should be able to open up again, but no we have to wait and now double mask. Once we open up again, the economy will be on the rise and all that is due to Biden. So I guess I must conclude if it is bad, it is Trump’s and Bush’s fault; if good, Biden and Obama get the credit.

  39. WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a historic move, the U.S. Senate decided to switch to voting by mail for Trump’s second impeachment trial. After all the votes were counted by an intern in a back room with no cameras, the Senate ruled to convict President Trump of incitement to violence by a vote of 8275 to 3.

    “Our holy democracy has spoken,” said Senator Chuck Schumer. “Do not ask any questions or you are a blasphemer against the sacred sacredness of our vote. Everyone can go home now!”

    A couple of troublemaking Senators attempted to overthrow the Constitution by bringing up the point that there are only 100 Senators, making it impossible to arrive at a tally of 8275 to 3, but they were quickly removed from the Senate Chambers and condemned for “attempting to suppress the votes of people of color.”

    The Senate then moved on to other business, passing universal healthcare by a margin of 320,000 to 4.

  40. https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/02/11/tucker-carlson-asks-some-uncomfortable-questions-about-the-capitol-riot-n325207

    So the death toll at the Capitol on Jan 6 is one shoot, one trampled, 2 medical emergencies outside, and a pepper sprayed cop that had not physical trauma but collapsed a couple of hours after the riot of unknown medical problems. All voted for Trump.

  41. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Finished the D. Boone biography now have three more TR books on my shelf. In a way, Covid has been a blessing reading more than I have in years. Surprisingly I am retaining most.

    When they arrived the other day, scanned them, One, “the Strenuous Life” is a compilation of a series of TR speeches. I saw something on Corporations which I did not mark (usual stupidity) so, I will have to try and dig it out again. The gist however was interesting and something I’ve never really thought about before.

    Issue: Corporate Regulation.

    Roosevelt’s position: Since the CORPORATION is actually a creation of GOVERNMENT, the GOVERNMENT maintains a right to regulate it. Take THAT Twitter!

    • National corporations did not exist originally except maybe the chartered RRs. Standard Oil had corporations chartered in nearly every state. To operate these as a single national company, Rockefeller created interlocking directorates, i.e., boards of director including the same individuals. Then he sold controlling interests in each of the state corporations to SO of NJ which became the parent company. Thus creating the national coordinated company but with operating companies working under the individual laws of each state. Of course this created the behemoth that dominated the market. SO was in the kerosene business originally, selling an industry best low sulfur (low smell) kerosene for lamps. They also sold lubricants and other products often demanding that stores carried the full line. The SO salesmen often followed the competing salesmen and threatened store owners with pulling their complete product line if they switched kerosene suppliers. Thus the hatred for SO was created leading to the anti-trust breakup. The breakup brought SO of NJ (Exxon), SO Co of NY (SOCONY Vacuum, later Mobile), SO of KY (Ashland), SO of OH (SOHIO), SO of IN (Amoco), SO of CA (Chevron), etc. Each company had their own territory and could not use the Standard Oil logo and name outside of their territory, hence the name changes.

      So one of SO’s big contributions to modern life was the invention of a large national corporation. When I worked for Exxon in the ’80s, they were still fearful of being declared a trust so were very careful about getting too big again in the oil market. They also would not allow anyone to talk to the Russians since Stalin had nationalized Exxon’s businesses in the USSR. Some of that fear seems to have dissipated with the Mobil merger.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        T-Ray, Nice! good to be reminded how it happened.

        • JD retired about 1890 but still had his fingers in the business. At that time SO was losing market share to Edison, Tesla and Westinghouse since kerosene was the dominant product. Some of the barrel was used for lubs but most was just burned to make steam. One thing JD did was to hire chemists to increase efficiency, improve the products and find new uses for the oil. After 1900, gasoline became the dominant product which is why JD’s fortunes dramatically increased. Despite all the negative press, he was a business innovator.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Yep, typical Fascist Progressive thinking. TR was a master at populist rhetoric.

      The trust busting of TR was the first time I know of that the Federal Govt passed a law making it illegal to do the things you did before the law was passed. By the way, that is UNCONSITUTIONAL. But what the hell. Hating the big guys is more important.

      Let alone the irony that after the FORCED breakup Rockefeller wound up with more money that ever and actual control over MORE of the market. But huzzah for TR.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        Wanna joust over it a bit? You are a “true believer” a 100% of nothing is better than 50% of something kind of guy. Now as much as I shake my head, your positions are always well argued, footnoted (in effect) and alas, logical (for a true believer). That puts you head and shoulders above our friend Matt who NEVER answers a question, shifts the subject, and essentially does a “whatever” and moves on. He is better than most leftists who go into a tantrum but nonetheless he is frustrating and his relatively youth, compared to us Methuselahs, is NO excuse. I suspect you were not doing what he does at his age. I know I was not.

        Now the whole TR thing. As the grandson of those anthracite miners who arrived a few years after the big Coal Strike TR got involved in, “we”, the family, have skin in the game. For us, it is not abstract in any sense of the word. My Dad’s stories and those of Mom’s brothers made me very aware of what big business did to the little guy. Unrestrained big business.

        Perusing “The Strenuous Life”, I think there is a three credit required college course in that one book. Every page gives you something to really think about. Relevant to this day.

        For instance. Anarchy is based on envy which leads to the “red Commune” as he called it to :”end” unfairness which leads to things akin to Danton and the French Revolution. Since he wrote that 16 years before the Romanoff’s died, it was certainly prescient. See, our “Antifa” and its supporters in that light and by supporters I do not limit that to the street thugs (including AOC and her squad) but to the Swalwells, Schiffs and Schumers.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        By the way JAC, TR may well have been a Master of Populist Rhetoric but he “walked the walk”.

        I also think the reason he is NOT as high up on the ladder as he should be nor taught, nor remembered is because he was EVERY BIT as scary to the Schumers and McConnells of his time and those that came after as DJT is. .

        • They nominated him for VP just to get him out of Albany. They thought it would be a dead end job.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          SK

          Let me remind you that so did Mussolini and Hitler and Stalin and Mao.

          TR was the beginning of our mess. The Constitution didn’t need to be followed because it wasn’t “modern enough” for him.

          Like all Tyrants he did some good things, but he was still a Tyrant.

          • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

            Like I said (insert smiley face) a true believer, an absolutist!

            Now, let me ask you a question, have you read “The Strenuous Life”?

            I do NOT consider myself a bad guy, a Nazi, a Bolshi or an anarchist but there is not a hell of a lot (maybe 10%) that I disagree with in the book. I can readily see that his calls for us to be our brothers keeper can grate on folks, particularly non religious folks but he lays out the benefits to the society in doing so and that those benefits ultimately return to us. An “investment” if you will.

            I’ve said before that circumstances arise never before contemplated and they must be dealt with. TR’s time was somewhat unique if you look at the changes in production heralded in by the Industrial Revolution. A country of small tradesmen and farmers whose founding document was based on that was suddenly thrust into a situation analogues to space aliens arriving and turning the society upside down. To fuel this massive undertaking, the doors were thrown open to a motley group of millions of foreigners with no history or philosophy in their backgrounds to even comprehend what they were experiencing. Things were getting out of hand, hence, “The Square Deal”. Not ever equality of outcome but always equality of opportunity. AND you damned well better adapt or go back to where you came from!

            I am certainly not skilled enough nor have the requisite knowledge to lay out what precedents for Federal involvement (or overreach) there may have been in post colonial times for disputes among states. But, it is evident from the very beginning that the country “adapted” to new circumstances from the Whiskey rebellion to the Louisiana purchase.

  42. Just A Citizen says:

    Oh this one brings back some tense memories. It is a valid question. But the answer today is not necessarily what it would have been decades ago.

    I almost lost one of my best friends over making such a statement to him while trying to explain the gist of an Ayn Rand view point. I never saw him get so angry and in a drop of the hat. Although he did “not” think himself a servant either. He clearly pointed out he was an employee and was hired to do a job for the Country per Congress’ direction.

    So if there is a moral to that story it is that this author’s point may be more valid for certain people within Govt. than others.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/02/public_servants_or_parasites.html

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      I am so damned “cutting edge” I frighten myself. Yep, great article by the newly migrated Idahoan. I love the fact that he puts the lie to that Sean Hannity BS about the “wonderful” FBI rank and file. The FBI is about as wonderful in the lower ranks today as the Gestapo was in 1940. They are all on a career track and duty, honor, country be damned. Yes indeed! Where were the whistleblowers? Where in the HELL were the whistleblowers?

      Funny how in the “insurrection” crap they have conveniently forgotten the greatest domestic terror attack ever, The Oklahoma City bombing, isn’t it? Now, that was insurrection! But, to remember Timothy McVeigh would require that you revisit both the ATF and FBI’s actions that brought it about. Personally I have no idea what McVeigh was thinking. There is one big building in DC with J. Edgar’s name on it that was probably not full of kids in daycare, people applying for Post Office jobs or pensioners signing up for Social Security.

  43. Just A Citizen says:

    Yes Sir

    Benjamin Franklin, though only sixteen years old at the time, said it best: “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation, must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

    Look how fast questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 election became a state offense. In November, doing so was mocked as mere “conspiracy-mongering.” In December, it had become a “threat to democracy.” By January, it was “insurrectionist.” And by February, Congress is holding a Soviet show trial to punish the president; the FBI is busy arresting his supporters; the military is purging MAGA troops from its ranks; and prominent media personalities openly suggest drone strikes against American citizens.

  44. What the hell is going on? Some States are purging Trump supporters from their positions…..firemen, policemen….Even some National Guard are purging officers….If this isn’t Nazism…..what is?

    • Yes….black ice……no one saw it. Caught us by surprise. We are used to ice storms but even the weather guys missed this. We were expecting ice tonight and massive snow on Sunday Monday but we had a mist and the temps dropped to 25….caught us with our proverbial pants down.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      The worst accident I ever saw and helped separate the living from the dead was in Italy. 1st rain after a long summer. Turned the autostrada into literally black ice. 53 people died.
      The area ran out of emergency vehicles quickly and we commandeered cars to transport the injured after performing emergency triage. Images that still stick in your memory even after 42 years

  45. The Biden administration’s consideration of a travel ban due to the coronavirus pandemic is “hypocritical,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said on Thursday.

    “The day after Donald Trump issued a travel ban on China, Joe Biden said this is no time for xenophobia and that sort of thing,” Rubio told “Fox & Friends.”

    Rubio added: “And then a month later, he actually tweeted out that banning travel from anywhere did not work.”

    ————————

    Yes, let us stop domestic travel while we open the borders to all kinds of contaminated folks.

  46. Just A Citizen says:

    Just watched a one hour video touting certain new tech investments. The bottom line is buy into electric vehicles and driverless vehicle tech.

    The supposed “positive effects” show short sighted futuring and are instead political platitudes. Like “it is more environmentally friendly” And the cost to operate a car will drop like a rock as electricity destroys oil. Not one mention of where the electricity is going to come from or how it is going to get to all the new “charging centers” also called “existing parking lots”.

    But those aside, I picked up on a key statement, well two. Many of the leading companies have ties to China. And this technology is going to take over for “economic” reasons….wait for it……………. “and because Governments are going to outlaw gas vehicles”.

    BOOM.

    The future doesn’t look very Freedom and Liberty like to me.

    • Autonomous vehicles will be mandated as well since you are too dangerous behind the wheel. Just look at all those incompetents in Dallas this morning.

      Think back to when you were a kid to all the futuristic predictions in Popular Mechanics and Popular Science. Are we there yet?

      • Think back to when you were a kid to all the futuristic predictions in Popular Mechanics and Popular Science. Are we there yet? I forgot all about those.I used to read them religiously…..errr…all the time. Can’t say religiously any longer. There is a fight brewing….I can feel it and it ain’t “Love is in the Air.”

        • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

          I am STILL waiting for the goddam monorails which would allow me to live in the Pocono’s and commute to NYC in 45 minutes!

          • The CA high speed rail could have opted for monorail but instead went with standard gauge. This because they need to run on exist rail lines into the denser populated cities in SocCal and the Bay area. I do not understand why they did not just upgrade the existing rail lines so we could have both high speed passenger and freight service.

  47. So Swalwell does not know the difference between cavalry and Calvary?

    https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/all-things-trump/impeachment-blunder-author-tweet-introduced-trial-says-it-was

    I have not been following the shenanigans in DC but it certainly seems like a miscarriage of justice. They played parts of Trump’s speech but left off the peaceful part. They referred to Charlottesville again despite that being well debunked. They blamed him for the deaths despite the knowledge that all were Trump supporters and from all appearances only two were violent being the trampled lady and Ms. Bobbitt. Most of what I heard was just political rhetoric and not worth a hill of beans in a trial. What a waste of time.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Defending the point is useless. By the nature of how he word was used, it is something I used every day in the business world and something said often of me.

      When the shit would hit the fan, and I came to the rescue, the boss would use the old Randolph Scott, Audie Murphy, John Wayne, Glen Ford western movie maxim, “the cavalry has arrived”.

      Had nothing to do with guns or sabers. Had everything to do with support and in my case, actual knowledge.

  48. FYI, I will be working tomorrow. Seems they have a problem that only old fart can solve.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Hah! Got a call from the thirty something son of an old friend in the RE business I used to consult for. Daddy is mostly out of the picture and they laid off the other old fart that held the office together for 30 years when Daddy was spending money rather than earning it he apparently was at the higher range of the salary scale and was opinionated. . Junior just doled out several hundreds of thousands of dollars hiring professionals and lawyers to do what he should have trusted himself to do (he’s a graduate engineer).

      20 minutes on the phone of “Help save me”. All of course after the fact. If, I decide to get involved, I think I will soak them. As I told Junior on the phone, “you went out and hired lawyers to defend you, instead they told you to settle, which you did. Now, you are in a corner and cannot get out. What part of: Lawyers get paid, win, LOSE or draw, don’t you understand?”

  49. Just A Citizen says:

    CNN is so stuck in their get Trump mud they can’t even see what they just printed in this story that should have raised a major red flag.

    Who contacted this lady so that she thought “it was a trap”? Who was it and what were they saying? Given the number of FBI informants in these militia groups I a beginning to wonder if there really is more to this.

    Also, how is it that all these people left easily found evidence of their conspiracy lying around?

    • I believe there is more to it, but you keep thinking I’m a crackpot for thinking this way. I don’t have proof, but crumbs are all over the place. I started following Patriots.win last summer. They are the group formerly known as T_Donald, a subreddit, who got kicked off Reddit and re-emerged as Patriots.win. They’re a pro Trump group of mostly millenials but also known for their IT strengths as many of them are employed in that field, specifically coding. They are the ones who got down in the weeds about the coding for the voting machines and they uncovered many of the statistical anomalies of the election by studying the source codes.

      If you remember, I posted a link to an article explaining how to spot spies on internet forums. I got that link from Patriots because they were experiencing it in real time. It goes deeper than your average troll. You want to talk about the power of suggestion? You can add deception to it. These spies are masters at it. They started showing up after the election but it was obvious they were there once Trump called for the rally to be Jan 6th. It became so obvious that the Patriots nicknamed them glowies, because they stuck out so bad.

      As the 6th approached, the Patriots started sharing their plans of going to DC and gave ideas of what to take and what not to take. Their ideas included snacks and water, comfortable shoes and warm clothes. Burner phones and things like that. The glowies offered criticism, calling them wusses, asking how are you gonna defend the USA with burner phones? You wanna be men? You gotta go armed. You gotta organize, you gotta get there days early to do recon trips…all kinds of stuff like that. There were many posts like that for many days prior to the 6th. The Patriots tried to keep calling them out and urged each other to not fall into a trap like that.

      So now it seems you’re at least open to the idea that the FBI, or….glowies, have infiltrated the militia groups. You (anyone) might argue that it was militia types who infiltrated Patriots. That could be true ALSO, but I’m going with FBI instigating a lot of trouble on their own. I don’t even post half the stuff I have saved, because you’d really think I’m a crackpot. I don’t see any better explanations of how the capitol could get breached so easily. You could pin it on too much red tape…who’s in charge, who called or didn’t call the NG. But I think FBI/CIA or whoever…glowies!…had a lot to do with violence on the 6th. They may not have been armed or done anything destructive, but that power of suggestion was in full force. Change my mind. (channeling my inner Stephen Crowder)

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        I remember THIS quite well.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO

        Then there is the hit book/movie, Donnie Brasco.

        If you DON’T think they are out there then you are NUTS.

        Because of all the excesses of the FBI and CIA we had the Church hearings and laws were put into place so it would never, ha, ha, ha happen again!

      • Anita…no one can change your mind. I am not going to try. Both of us can hypothesize but I
        have been in the game long enough to know how this works. You may find a few bread crumbs but remember, trails can lead to anywhere. Deception, false leads, false trails….you will find in “Sneaky 101″……I know these types and the type of people and have worked with them before in my many years of behind the scenes stuff….If there is a trail of bread crumbs, it is left purposely.

        Go with your gut and stick with it. These types are experts at misdirection. I know….trust me, I know. So, if you see the obvious or the bread crumbs…be wary. Stick with what you feel…99.9% of the time, you will be correct.

        I will give you my opinion and I do not have to quote citations or anything….if your citations come from the internet, then you are probably wrong. What has happened to Trump is deep state. There is no question in my mind about it. The FBI, CIA, or any of the myriad of “3 letter” departments are experts…..EXPERTS at manipulating the data and then do know the way to cover their tracks. They are experts at manipulating people like Schumer, Pelosi, McConnel, the news media and their cohorts, business executives, stock markets, public opinion, world opinion……they are EXPERTS at this type of thing. They did not like Trump because they could not control him. He did not use the normal channels that they have perfected. He did not use the moles in place….Trump was dangerous and very dangerous and the only way to get him out and deflect the blame is the way they did it. It was masterful and it worked. You have to dig much deeper than politicians……politicians are pawns. Look to who benefits the most among non politicians. The news media, politicians, and the moles that are in power are pawns…they are not even aggressive chess pieces on the big board.

        So..go with your gut..it is probably correct.

        • I agree with everything you said. The frustrating part is you can’t put all the crumbs back together. There are some downright evil hombres among us. It sucks.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Anita

        “I believe there is more to it, but you keep thinking I’m a crackpot for thinking this way. ” This is factually incorrect. I have never alluded such either.

        I took exception to the video you posted because it reeks of the kind of crap Info Wars puts out. And the young lady died. You agreed with that yet the narrator is telling you it is an act. Now were there people there together? Maybe. Were they coordinated? Maybe. But every hand movement and facial expression is not a hidden signal. I am warning you and others not to be led down some rabbit hole. That is all.

        As for all the other coordination on the left to control (steal) this election I said this was being done before and that it happened after the election.

        I also believe there was organized efforts on the right before the break in at the Capitol and many folks who got in were coordinating. I do not believe at this point that the FBI and Media are being truthful about the various groups they are trying to vilify. If a few bad actors in BLM does not cast a cloud on the group then the same treatment should be afforded the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers or whomever.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Anita

        One other thing. I have known for some time that the FBI has infiltrated the Militias and other groups. I believe I said as much several years ago when we were discussing these groups. And those groups know about it, or have suspected it as well. They have done the same for Antifa and BLM.

        What is not known is if the FBI or some other players were manipulating the events, as you indicate with this Patriots group. I have no doubts that someone is trying to manipulate people. I see it in comments on various sites every day. It is obvious that there are people out there trying to inflame others. But I have no real evidence yet as to who they are. If they are an organized group or just angry people trolling the internet to cause trouble.

        • Just to clarify… You said above that you’ve never alluded to thinking I’m a crackpot.. That may be a small exaggeration, but you said almost those words… hoping I didn’t “think that” way over Trump knowing early on that Antifa and other agitators had shown up that day. Its been shown right in the new impeachment trial that many levels of government knew that agitators were plotting days and weeks ahead. Trump had to have known they were slithering around. I read claims they were near the capitol as early as 9:30am. That’s why I said he was late purposely. Hoping the crazies would be handled before he wrapped up his speech. Call it a stretch if you want, but its not out of the question. The same day, I think is when GMan and I were going back and forth about John Sullivan / JaydenX. It was speculated that he had ties to FBI and I remember getting pushback about that too. I’m thinking that was you too, but I may be wrong on that. You also had strong opinions about horn man being a rabid Trump supporter when it was pointed out that he was at the leftist rallies. Turns out hes more an anti government guy than Trump supporter. But Trump has to own the downside of that one.

          All I know is it wasn’t your average Trump supporter…Kathy or Anita style.. that caused all the trouble that day. Deep state was all up in it.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Go back to the 70’s and the FBI informant in the “Weathermen” Bill Ayers is professor emeritus at the university of chicago and his wife Dornan were never arrested prosecuted and still running around. And Obama never knew him

  50. My answer to Anita is in exile.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Even bet he is NOT, HIS cavalry will come to the rescue! This guy has dodged the bullet so many times in the past on corruption, stupidity and just pure evil. Need I remind anyone that while managing his Father’s campaign for Governor, when challenged by Ed Koch the NY Mayor, he coined the phrase, “Vote for Cuomo not the homo”. To this very day, the homos love him! Haw ANY gay person could forgive somebody like him amazes me but they all lack principles.

      Look in his EYES! “Damien, Omen VIII”. Put HIM in the White House and I guarantee you Armageddon.

      • Your probably correct. But if Cuomo walks scott free, then this country is totally lost and there is only one way to get it back and it ain’t gonna be pretty.

      • Koch was gay? Never knew that. That’s oldschool to keep it on the downlow.

        • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

          Koch was a life long bachelor, a six foot three inch goofy looking Combat infantryman an E-5, from the ETO in WW 2 and a self described “sane” liberal. There was never any actual proof or for that matter even a leak that he was gay but the ruse by Cuomo worked did it not? Got even you!

          Ed Koch’s policies personally hurt me as a city employee. Exactly a month after I moved to NJ, he announced there would be no promotions or raises for non-resident employees. Took three years to beat that down. Nonetheless I loved his way of governing he took no shit from anybody. After he left, Dinkins came in and the difference and rioting woke everybody I think, paving the way for Guilliani.

    • So they killed 15,000 in nursing homes. Some of these would have died anyway, but 15K at $50,000/yr is $750M savings in Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. And that is probably a low estimate. I wish I only spent $50K/yr for my wife’s care.

      Cuomo death camps?

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        I’m sure the nursing homes will be in line for relief from the virus due to their sudden loss of business

  51. An entire school district in Ohio canceled classes on Monday this week after so many of the staff suffered side effects from one of the experimental COVID mRNA injections over the weekend.

    Entire School District In Ohio Cancels Classes After Too Many School Staff Have Negative Reactions To The Experimental Covid Mrna Injections
    Fox 8 News in Cleveland reported:

    Two days after employees were given their first round of COVID-19 vaccinations, the Fairless Local School District canceled classes, attributing it to many developing side effects and becoming ill.

    https://humansarefree.com/2021/02/entire-school-district-in-ohio-cancels-classes-after-too-many-school-staff-have-negative-reactions-to-the-experimental-covid-mrna-injections.html

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Psychosomatic!

      Ever watch an entire group suddenly develop illness like vomiting because one person was sick? The Hypnotic power of suggestion.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Some info from the other day indicated a worse reaction to the second shot. Because the first shot gets the body working on the immunity so the second kicks it up because it is reacting to the indicators of “infection”. If this relationship is true then you would expect more severe reactions from the first and/or second shots in those people who many have been exposed but not come down with symptoms before, or symptoms were light.

      At any rate, when I asked what the more adverse reaction rate was to the second shot, the nurse told me about 30% nation wide.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          The last sentence in this article is a great example of stuff said during the outbreak that drives me up a wall.

          “This is not a reason to not get the vaccine. This is a reason to get the vaccine. Only people who have had COVID-19 have developed this life-threatening process.”

          The obvious implication is the vaccine will prevent you from getting Covid. This is BS according to everything I have read. It will prevent you having a significant reaction by not allowing it to expand as it normally would in your body. You will be infected but may not notice or only suffer minor symptoms.

          Jennie can help us on this one.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            Fauci etal are still saying even if you get all the shots you still will have to follow all the protocols enacted. Masking until you smother, distancing. No groups.

            Just look at photos if people safely distanced waiting to board a plane. The pack in shoulder to shoulder in an enclosed capsule for a flight to who knows where for hours on end. Yet ban you from sitting watching a game at a restaurant.

            The inconsistencies are mind boggling.

            At least here, except by big corporate business, we’re left to common sense.

          • Logically, I would say if you have had Covid, you should not get the shot. You are already immune via nature, why complicate things via man?

      • I will be holding off for awhile to see what happens. As of now, I don’t think any vaccines have made it to our area yet. My mother wants to get it when it’s available.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Through the VA clinic its available. Schedule m-f.

          No way will I get it. Might have to reconsider if somehow it get required before I get some surgery this summer. I’ve waited 20 years and suffered. But I was up to now TO YOUNG.

  52. Looking for some opinions:

    What will happen if the dollar stops being the worlds reserve currency?

    How will the 3 Gorges dam’s collapse in China (which is being predicted) affect them and the rest of the world?

    What happens if the Covid Vaccines DON’T WORK?

    • Just A Citizen says:

      If the dam breaks maybe the earth’s wobble will return to normal. Once the massive tidal or should I say continental flood subsides.

  53. In less than an hour, Trump’s defense team has made the House managers look like complete fools.

    • Something I just noticed. The person that is claimed to have left the pipe bombs the day before the capital riot is a woman. Nobody has said that, that I’m aware of.

  54. Just A Citizen says:

    Thought I would share this with the crew. Social Justice …. properly defined …. is actually a virtue.

    https://www.heritage.org/poverty-and-inequality/report/social-justice-not-what-you-think-it

  55. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently encouraged teachers to register for training that encourages “ethnomathematics” and argues, among other things, that White supremacy manifests itself in the focus on finding the right answer.

    An ODE newsletter sent last week advertises a Feb. 21 “Pathway to Math Equity Micro-Course,” which is designed for middle school teachers to make use of a toolkit for “dismantling racism in mathematics.” The event website identifies the event as a partnership between California’s San Mateo County Office of Education, The Education Trust-West and others.

    Part of the toolkit includes a list of ways “white supremacy culture” allegedly “infiltrates math classrooms.” Those include “the focus is on getting the ‘right’ answer,” students being “required to ‘show their work,'” and other alleged manifestations.
    “The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is even much less so,” the document for the “Equitable Math” toolkit reads. “Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.”

    Instead of focusing on one right answer, the toolkit encourages teachers to “come up with at least two answers that might solve this problem.”

    It adds: “Challenge standardized test questions by getting the ‘right’ answer, but justify other answers by unpacking the assumptions that are made in the problem.”

    =========================

    Well, you can’t make this up…………………….so, to all you mathematicians….there is no single right answer to 2+2…………

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      This is so insane. There may be two or more ways to solve the mathematical problem but there is only one correct answer.

      I guess these racists haven’t looked ar the scholastic achievements of the Chinese or Indians lately.

      Teaching theories like this will turn us into a third rate nation in a heartbeat…and we’re mostly there because most kids have been spoon fed and mollycoddled

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Some here might remember NEW math. It was suppose to get us prepared for Algebra. Years ago they actually could determine those of us who suffered through that experiment. .’64ish

    • So, you don’t have to have the right answer and you don’t have to show your work? I think we all just became mathematical geniuses.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      I wonder where the astronauts in Apollo 13 would be today if the engineers in Houston had graduated from these kinds of math classes?

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        With sliderules at that.

        • I still have my slide rule from high school. We did not have calculators back then. Even then, we had to show our work. How did we arrive at the correct answer. failure to show your work resulted in 1/2 credit even with the correct answer.

          Thinking back to the movie Apollo 13, remember that when things went to hell and they had to recalculate everything, the astronauts were using pencil and paper and formulas. They had no computers and such and were doing it without slide rules. Once they arrived at the answer, they had NASA double check their figures. These days, everything relies on technology and computers. I wonder how many of our scientists today can even work out a problem with pencil and paper….perhaps I do not want to know.

          In my school, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus were required subjects. They were not electives. I remember in Trig and Calc, we had to show our work on paper and some of those problems took an entire sheet of paper but we knew how to use the formulas. Today…..you just punch it in and write the answer….this is bull shit. You should know how to get there.

          Kids today do not even know how to diagram a sentence…..much less use cursive.

          You have heard me complain that the new bright college educated officers of today’s military are very good….as long as they have their GPS and calculators. But lose those, and they are as lost as Caesar’s Ghost. I may be old school, but I firmly believe that you should know how to get there in the event you do not have technology readily available…..

          But, I am called old and archaic…..but you know what? I can read the stars, calculate degrees and azimuth and I can do it without a map…..I can navigate without a GPS….just give me a lensatic compass and turn me loose. I wonder how many can do this that were born after 1985.

      • As a Sr in college (math major, physics & Ed. minor) I selected tracking earth satellites using third order perturbation theory for a programming class project. It was a large FORTRAN program including many equations. I put in starting parameters for the satellite. in one second later it was twice the distance to the moon and accelerating to near the speed of light. By today’s standards, I would have gotten credit for developing a new theory of gravitation. Instead I spent hours trying to debug the code finally discovering I had mis-entered big G by a factor of 10M.

  56. Dale A Albrecht says:

    There’s a video if Pelosi answering questions about the appropriateness if the impeachment and shes absolutely drunk

  57. Just A Citizen says:

    This story CLEARLY reveals the strategy to eliminate vocal dissent from the right. Once you accept the thinking of this “expert” you justify HUNTING THEM DOWN and/or CENSORING THEM.

    Note this “expert” completely ignores the years of “The evil others” rhetoric put out by the Dems, especially after Mr. Trump was elected. Naw, it was just Trump who did this. NO CREDIBILITY.

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/02/11/mass-radicalization-trump-insurrection-468746

    • Just A Citizen says:

      P.S. The media loves playing word games to stir emotions so allow me:

      RADICAL or RADICALIZED does not mean EXTREME OR EXTREMISM. A radical is someone who want action now, not years of discussion, but action now, immediately, etc.

      EXTREME would be a point of view, well on the extreme. Now for the life of me I cannot figure out why Standing UP for the Constitution and the protection of our Republican govt. processes, for the belief in Justice and Liberty has become EXTREME. These scholars and writers must have time travelled from mid 1700’s England. That was the last time that these ideas were considered EXTREME and even worse, TREASONOUS.

      MILITANT is the proper word to describe radicals who are willing to use force to cause that rapid change.

  58. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Here’s a question:

    How many anti-GMO and go organic folks are rushing to get the vaccine?

  59. Dale A Albrecht says:

    The weather forecast has now filled in with 6 more days if rain. Weve had just had three. Luckily the temps are staying 40 + along the coast. But solid ice and snow within 60-80 miles NNW.

    Ice the transportation dept deals with pretty effectively. They actually dont do to bad with snow either. It’s just getting out to the roads. People with plows on their pick up trucks though are as rare as hens teeth. Or retaining their snow shovels when they moved to NC from the States further north

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