Destroying the Nation

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  1. New thread for May.

  2. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Last night, watching “Blue Bloods” there was a quick commercial flurry where they ran roughly 10 commercials. After the fourth one featuring all blacks (as did 1-2-3) I started counting. Counting the “mixed” family in one it broke down 7.5 black main characters 2.5 white. With 14% of the general population that is fascinating!

    I often what Europeans or Asians overseas think our ethnic make-up is?

    I wonder what American Blacks think it is, hell, I wonder what American whites think it is?

    The Hispanic population at 18% gets bupkis by comparison.

    • I also notice that the Asian beatings and high profile shootings are all done by blacks as well. Not a good way to end the systemic racist hoax.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        Apparently 93 percent of blacks are murdered by other blacks. The saddest part is that we have excellent urban statistics since at least 1900 which would demonstrate this violence has a high correlation with the reforms of the “Great Society”.

  3. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Sufa Moms and wives 🙂 🙂

  4. HAMPTON FALLS, IA—White liberals gathered in the town of Hampton Falls were shocked and astonished as local black man, accountant, and father of three Michael Sparkton walked right into a DOT office and acquired an ID without any assistance from liberals whatsoever.

    “It was amazing — he was smart, clean, and articulate enough to walk right in and acquire the ID without consulting us white people at all,” said anti-racist activist Chloe Ryder to reporters. “He walked right in and got the ID, no questions asked. We thought it would be way above his intelligence level because, well. You know what I’m saying, right? Yeah. You know.”

    Reporters said they did not know, and Ryder was forced to whisper, “because he’s black and I don’t think he’s capable of doing it!”

    At publishing time, the liberals were amazed to see he had walked up to a vending machine and purchased a bottle of water all by himself.

  5. Happy Birthday USW 🙂

  6. Fauci and company trying to regroup……..people are revolting and refusing to wear masks..States are opening up despite Fauci and the Dems arguing otherwise….they are losing control of the pandemic and now………………………….Fauci says it is time to start opening up. The hypocrisy of it all…….Texas and Florida and a couple of other states that followed suit are setting an example…..Fauci and the Dems are seeing the revolt and are now trying to take charge of that…….too late.

  7. On another front………………Fauci did say this morning on the news that masks may be required, in the future, for all cold and flu seasons as well. This will not go over either.

    Under Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, this country has done something that no other country in the world has done or will probably never be able to do…….Biden will get the credit but Trump’s operation allowed record breaking speed in developing a vaccine.,,,,,,,now Biden wants to strip the patent rights away and allow intellectual property to be duplicated.

    They never learn.

  8. A veterans organization is calling out a “sickening” double standard, telling “Fox & Friends” on Monday, that legal action may be forthcoming after New York City denied a permit for a Memorial Day parade. James Haynes III, CEO of United Staten Island Veterans Organization Inc., and his attorney Brendan Lantry pointed out that last week’s Cannabis Parade got the green light from the city.

    “There is a clear double standard being applied,” he said. “We are just asking the city not to play politics with our veterans.”

    Lantry pointed out that “the weekend before last, this marijuana parade took over blocks of Park Avenue and Broadway” as well as “numerous other blocks of Manhattan” and police barricades as well as police personnel were on the ground.

    “We’re just asking for the same treatment,” he said.

    This just about says it all.

  9. Blaming Jim Crow, Northwestern student journalist says the way White people walk on sidewalks is too racist

    https://campusreform.org/article?id=17286

    This has hit pandemic mental illness numbers.

  10. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    A “musing” :

    the other day, out for a spin with the bride, I was reminded of an old, old happy memory and mentioned it to my wife. I went on about how an old memory like that, and I am talking over 60 years, is in deep storage in the brain. I have always been believer that we forget nothing, everything goes into a compartment of the brain, and can, under the right stimulus be recalled. We discussed it a bit and then went about our business.

    Yesterday I watched a short interview with Dr. Ben Carson, brain surgeon and former head of HUD under Trump. He almost used the exact same words I did about the marvels of the human brain and talked about what a fantastic gift that God gave us. Another great point he made was when he corrected a slip he had made comparing the brain to a computer where he had said that, “like a computer”…. He then stopped, said NO, a Computer LIKE a human brain operates and stores information. He made it quite clear that the computer is a device made in the image of man and is NOT ever to be considered the master of man. Something to keep in mind in this age of algorithms telling US what to do.

    Unfortunately, with age, memories can be jumbled simply because there are so many and in the case of dementia we still have the information but the “bridges” are out within the neural network to carry the information from one place to another.

    This is one of those great topics that I used to be able to sit with my father and “run with”, something I have rarely been able to do with others. I often think back to bull sessions in college and in the Army where I often thought I learned more than in the classrooms and discussions ranged far and wide.

    Today at 74, if I meet with folks and try to steer the conversation towards actually “thinking” I tend to get shut down immediately by those who think the meaning of life can best be summarized by The NY Giant’s first pick or whom the Mets are considering trading.

    Thank you for your patience.

    • Brains are parallel processors while computers are only serial processors. This is why the human can hear all subtleties of music or processes an image nearly instantly. You can parallel up several CPU’s but it is still difficult to match the brain. Doing math is a serial processes, hence the computer is faster since that is what it was designed to do.

  11. Has anyone been following the election audits and various investigations. It seems the Election Integrity Project (Time Mag.) and Zuckerberg had a lot more to do with the election than anyone thought.

  12. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    I awoke yesterday to the news that among the 900 people who illegally crossed our southern border on Sunday were a group of 57 Venezuelans.

    I absolutely DEMAND that the Biteme Administration DEPORT these virulent anti-Socialists from US soil immediately. Odds are, if given the chance to stay, they might even vote Republican!

    Send your contributions to “deportthechaveztraitorsnow.com”

  13. https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/05/11/we-dont-have-a-president-n378394

    Amen! Can anyone honestly disagree with these Facts. How about you Mathius, if you’re out there, do you like what Biden is doing?

  14. Newsom is being recalled so what is his solution? MONEY LOTS OF MONEY FREE! $32B to solve the homeless crisis because money always solves problems. The state is running a surplus so the Feds gave us another pile of cash to solve our Covid woes. We are awash in cash despite a huge debt and pension problem. Some of the excess taxes collected have to be returned to the people per state law. So why not call it Covid relief money so the people think it is a gift from the state Gods. Let’s also add in some of the Federal funds to buy more votes. Meanwhile businesses are still closed, unemployment remains high, schools are not fully open. The vaccination rate has been reasonable but more due to private enterprise than state efforts. Gas prices are $4.00+. Food is going up, real estate, especially here in the foothills is way up since more people are telecommuting so why not live in a more rural area. And PG&E is warning us about future power outages even after cutting down 9 oak trees on my property and turning it into meadow lands. Newsom also is releasing 76K felons from prison. Life is grand here in the state of lunatics.

    This is a grand opportunity for the R’s to elect a governor — but instead of limiting their candidates to just one, they will run multiple candidates in an open election where the top vote getter wins even if it is only 20%. They do the same stupid thing in our jungle primaries.

    In the mean time, my mower is broken. Waiting for the parts. Grass is knee high. My chainsaw needs work (piles of oak from the tree genocide) and the thistles need whacked. The carpenter crew is late for residing part of the house and replacing a second story deck. Material costs are through the roof.

    On a good note, my deck tomatoes look great so should be a good year.

    • It wasn’t but a few weeks ago that Newsom was claiming they were broke. He just had no choice but to tax the volunteers who came to help his state. What a jerk.

  15. https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/crt-truth-bomb-black-mom-blows-up-the-loudon-country-school-board/

    It is so nice to hear common sense, blasted at the crazies. Even if they won’t listen. Someone will!

  16. Is it just me or are we under attack on various fronts? The world seems to be in chaos, prices are rising and rising, and the gas shortage down south could be a big, big problem soon.

    • It’s not just you, it’s so obvious, I don’t know how anyone could miss it. I guess they won’t be convinced until whats happening in Israel is happening here. Of course some of what’s happening in Israel is happening here.

  17. WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a press conference today, Press Secretary Jen Psaki reminded Americans that they must turn in their permission slips for eating a delicious grilled July 4th hot dog by this Friday.

    “We know you people enjoy your hot dogs, but it is the top priority of this administration that you enjoy this food safely,” said Psaki cheerfully. “With the COVID risks involved in gathering around the grill and the choking risks of eating processed meat, we ask that you please get a slip signed by your mommy, daddy, or local magistrate before partaking.”

    Those who fail to turn in their hot dog slips will be allowed to apply for a 1-week extension after paying a small fine. Any citizens caught consuming hotdogs on Independence Day without approval will be detained by authorities until the fireworks are over and there’s only cold potato salad left.

    Dr. Fauci later clarified that even though permission slips are being issued, eating hotdogs is “probably a bad idea” and you shouldn’t do it.

  18. Liz Cheney has lost her mind. Even if I agreed with her, which I don’t , I’d kick her out.

  19. https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/05/as-critical-race-theory-becomes-toxic-term-new-codenames-and-keywords-emerge/

    I don’t think these key words are just emerging now. Those are the words they started with, then they put them all under CRT. Which was a mistake if they are trying to reverse that move.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      An attempt to fool you. Nothing new coming.

      • We shall see. One of the areas that was left undone is in my area at Del Rio….along the lakeside. It is unfinished and right in the middle of a crossing point. We shall see if this is true. I have not been informed as of yet. But, I am not in the inner circle. NOR DO I WANT TO BE.

  20. Biden can’t retire because then Hunter would be out of a job.

    • Biden can’t retire, the queen of abortion would become President. Though, at this point I don’t see much difference between them.

  21. From what I’ve read, their going fix the levee, does that require putting up the fence?

  22. Update from Easter issue. My Aunt had the J &J vaccine, just one shot. That day had a stroke and an aneurism. 4 Brain surgeries later, she was sent to a rehab center. Within a week she passed away. My mother also had the J & J vaccine and so far is fine.

    I will be waiting on the vaccine, if I ever get it at all. It’s being pushed way too hard for my liking. The panic vaccine crowd is done. They are jabbed. Kids seem to be the new target.

    The most vaccinated country in the world is shut down again, because of Covid. Pick your future!

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Wife and I both had the JJ last month. Was a bit tired the next day, ditto for her but that was about it. A month in now and all is A-ok. By the way, the ok is now a white power symbol.

      Interestingly enough a group of bloggers with warped minds like the “Babylon Bee folks and myself wanted to see how far they could get by posting the ok hand sign was a “White Power” sign. Turns out they were so successful, white power groups picked up on it. That in turn led the Woke Folk condemning any and all use of teh symbol. OK, got that?

      Banned again from Facey Bookie this time for a “humor” comment. There were these two very large Georgians, Male and Female who obviously have been eating nothing but triple Whoppers and Big Macs all year with some humongous SUV. In the rear of the SUV had to be 20 plastic gas cans. 5 gallon size. They were filling them up.

      Near as I can remember I suggested that these people were hoarders, probably had a shed full of toilet paper and hoarders should be dealt with by being immediately tried by three of their peers, waiting on line behind them, then shot. This was considered against community standards or bullying, both were mentioned in my chastisement.

      Personally I thought it witty, sarcastic, Ironic, Satirical ….. and did I say witty?

  23. Interesting that the CDC is removing restrictions…..why? Because the people and most states are doing it anyway. So, they have to save face. Fauci has had his fifteen minutes.

    • Good morning Col. Fauci should have been retired 5 years ago. He could continue to do research but to be in a director’s position at his age smacks of an ego trip. His latest is that the virus will come back. No duh. Isn’t that what I said months ago. The genie is out of the bottle and there is no putting it back. Fauci contributed to the creation of this monster that we now have to live with annually. Hopefully any mutations fall within the scope of the vaccine and any natural immunity so the outbreaks will not be great.

      In general< have been so disgusted with the happenings in DC. Common sense was one of the major positive traits of people in this country. Unfortunately it has been overpowered by the lies told by politicians and repeated by the MSM.

  24. Paid $2.75/ gallon yesterday at a busy intersection near work. The station nearest my house is at an off ramp for I-94…$2.99. Haven’t seen any station crack the $3 mark yet.

  25. WASHINGTON, D.C.—Vice President Kamala Harris has expressed her concern that she will never get a chance to destroy America, as Biden has lived much longer than expected and will ruin the entire country before she gets a crack at it.

    “He’s lived through his first hundred days and already destroyed most of our institutions — there won’t be anything left for me to ruin,” said a nervous-looking Harris as she put her feet up on the Oval Office desk, as Biden was taking a nap. “I don’t know how much longer I can wait. Every time he destroys another industry, devalues the U.S. dollar, causes hyperinflation, or ruins the job economy, a little part of me dies inside — that little girl who wanted to be president and destroy everything — her dreams die.”

    “Maybe we can pass some more constitutional amendments so I can destroy those? I don’t know. Whatever we need to do to ensure I still have things to break when he finally kicks the bucket.”

    At publishing time, Harris had taken matters into her own hands and rubbed some barbecue sauce on Biden’s sleeping neck in hopes that Major Biden would take care of her little problem.

  26. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    The so called. “finishing of the fence has now been officially nuanced to something to do with levees and nothing to do with fencing. Do not be surprised if they start taking it down within the year.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      I read that this morning. The “Center” is correct for noting the difference in the data collection processes pre 1983. It is not cool, however, to stop printing the data. For example, the BLS and Fed publish economic data going back to the 1700’s or 1800’s. They note on the data set where the methodology differs from subset to subset.

      Another note. The Govt. is fine with using “historical” data which is “interpolated” from ice cores and tree rings to make their arguments going back hundreds of years. Yet now the fire data pre 1983 is suspect.

      And yet another note: I do not know the basis for the author claiming fires 100yrs ago were far worse. In recent times 1910 and the late 1930’s early 1940’s were very bad. But the historical data shows very, very, very large fires in much of the West BUT with much lower intensity than we see today.

  27. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Is it not indeed amazing how the people have suddenly discovered the masks are in fact useless. Sort or reminds me of “the Emperor Has NO Clothes”. Watch the “mask” issue disappear as if it never happened.

    One can only hope that people recognize the idiocy of it all and that there may yet be some hope on issues across the board.

    I have noted that there has been little follow up complaint on the Pipeline hack coming from, Russia, Russia, Russia. Either the powers have decided they would rather not be nuclear ash or they know who actually did it.

    • Rachael Maddow has to retrain her brain to NOT see maskless people as a threat. 🙄

      Bezos says we have to stay masked “for now”: 👿

      • Maddow has a brain that functions?

        David Hogg, you know, chicken lips who hates guns, says he will still wear one outside so people don’t think he is a conservative.

        • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

          A plastic bag sealed with duct tape at the neck works much better. Cannot say that of course on Facey Bookie.

  28. ISRAEL—The media has condemned Israel for launching an unprovoked attack on innocent Hamas rockets that just so happened to be flying overhead last night.

    “These rockets were out for an innocent, leisurely flight across Israeli airspace, and Israel heartlessly took them down,” said a CNN anchor, wiping tears from his eyes. “It is clear that Israel is the aggressor here. Just look at those poor, defenseless little guys — they barely got a chance to fly.”

    “Though they have been shot down heartlessly by the IDF, the rockets will always fly on in our hearts.”

    Footage shows the rockets on their normal flight path, a “sightseeing” trip according to the Associated Press, with Israel’s rockets being launched to attack the innocent rockets minding their own business.

    As Hamas’s rockets crashed into the ground, Brian Stelter wept uncontrollably. “Why, God, why!?” he cried. “So much explosive potential wasted!”

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Push back should include dragging the secretary of the Air Force in front of an oversight committee and grilling their ass.

      Another really GREAT idea would be to emulate the other side and start very openly working up an “enemies” list letting the bad guys know that when the reins change their careers will include extensive deployments to outer Mongolia where the Yurts are fully air conditioned and the fermented mare’s milk cocktails (Airag – Айраг) are free.

    • Its not just the Dems, though. Liz Cheney is STILL bellowing that the election was NOT stolen.

      • So are a lot of conservative sites. They’re just a little sneakier. I find it odd to be told that it’s worse to calm an election was stolen, than to let an election be stolen.

        • Nothing will change until people start ending up in jail. The entire Maricopa Co. BoS and election officials should be in jail for contempt at this time. They also should be booted out of office to negligence. They ceded supervisory control of the election to a private company which they are not allowed to do.

          Why these judges are permitting the stone walling and lies from the election officials is beyond me.

          • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

            Go along to get along….. That, like the Hoakie Poakie, is what it is all about!

            On my 23rd Teddy Roosevelt book, (talk about being on the spectrum as the wife would say), “The Lion’s Pride” . Very quick read by the way, unlike the “River of Doubt” which, like going down an unexplored river in the Amazon Basin, was a tough slog. Anyhow, it is interesting just how TOUGH Teddy became in 1912 he called out old “allies” and “friends’ as sell outs to big business interests. He felt he had been betrayed by the go along get along crowd and was not hesitant to call them on it. The media thought him unhinged. Sound like anybody we might know today?

            I know folks will disagree with me but the hammering that the media is giving the stalwarts in the party over replacing Cheney with Stefanik because “Stefanik is not as conservative as Cheney” or even Omar apparently misses the entire point of Trump’s rise. It is long past time for the “traditional” conservatives to be handed their heads if they cannot wrap their heads around some new ideas or at least new tactics. .

            If traditional means standing by and watching the Country be destroyed because you believe there are some sort of Marquis de Queensbury rules in play where there are not, If you believe that the plebs are in fact too stupid to govern themselves, if you believe that not a farthing should be spent to ease the pain as they say but on principle vote no, giving your opponent the opportunity to soundly thrash you and spend a couple trillion farthings while labeling YOU a “tool”, of the rich, then you damned well should be GONE.

            • I think you are correct in the current philosophy is go along to get along. But that is nor working as the other side just keeps attacking. These Rinos either need an epiphany or they need to go. The D party is now the party of the rich, academia, and media. Unfortunately they also have the suburban housewives who believe their compassion shtick. The R’s are finally moving to include a larger portion of the middle and working class plus the evangelicals, small businesses and a growing number of minorities. They need to work harder on the minorities. With failure of American cities, there is no reason they can not make inroads there.

              The R’s do need to learn how to fight back effectively and also how to go on the offensive.

              My brother lives in Cedar Rapids, IA. Since moving there, he has become active in the party due to the caucus system. He was an active Tea Party proponent. Early on, they had some success in controlling the party but a few years ago the old guard regained local power driving out many of the TP proponents. So even at the local levels, the Rinos continue to hold power and refuse to reform.

              • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

                In New Jersey we have three candidates to replace Murphy who is nothing other than Cuomo’s lap dog. Two are virulently anti-Trump but are running as staunch conservatives. The third is a pro Trump as the others are not. He, is of Indian Descent, with a very Indian name. He has an excellent platform but will not win. New Jersey, unlike Bobby Jindel’s home state or Nicky Haley’s is most certainly NOT ready for a candidate other than dark chocolate or vanilla.

                What will happen here is the primary will be a blood bath. Regardless of who wins, the other two as NJ Republicans will fold their tents and go home and under NO circumstances support the primary winner.

                In a State where just about anyone could beat Murph, nobody will. Like the automatic 2nd term DeBlasio got in NYC he wins by default.

  29. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Anybody out there want to tell me why a “gain of function” in Covid 19 research was , for absolutely any reason at all, a GOOD idea?

    Anybody want to suggest WHY we should farm that research out to a Chinese bio lab?

    All weekend long I have heard multiple reports on this being the possible origin and yet nobody has bothered to explain what possible beneficial purpose it could have or why we, the US of A, would invest one of those aforementioned farthings in it.

    • The supposed reason for creating a modified virus is so they can try new means of blocking it. But that can be done with an animal virus without create a human transmissible version. This is truly a case of playing with fire. Sooner or later, you get burned. Obama did the right thing when he blocked new funding for this research. Unfortunately, Fauci laundered the money through a friend. There is no reason for us to be funding any research in China let alone one that creates a new virus that could be used as a bio-weapon. We are a debtor nation, giving grants to one of our international competitors especially one that we have borrowed large sums of money from is just plain stupid. Fauci should be fired.

  30. Antifa: a violent group of domestic terrorists, or brave anti-fascists, punching Nazis right in their stupid faces? There are a lot of opinions and fake news floating around out there about this controversial group of activists. It’s a good thing you’re reading The Babylon Bee, then, because we’re the best at cutting through the crap and giving you the truth.

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    Beliefs: Antifa believes that Nazis are bad. It’s right in the name: Anti – Fascist. The group stands against Nazism in all its forms. And if you question them at all, you are pro-Nazi. It’s pretty genius marketing, actually. It’s like naming a political group “Anti-Puppy-Murder” and then screaming at anyone who disagrees with you, “WHY DO YOU HATE PUPPIES!?”

    Methods: Antifa fights Nazis with lots of very effective methods that are guaranteed to ensure that fascism never rears its ugly head again. Here are a few of them:

    Using political violence against their enemies
    Marching through the streets in lock-step
    Throwing bricks through store windows of undesirable business owners
    Burning books that contradict their political philosophy
    Chanting slogans in unison and punching people who refuse to chant the slogans
    Making a special salute with their hands and punching people who refuse to do the salute
    Targeting undesirable members of the community for cancelation and violence
    Notable accomplishments: Burning down black neighborhoods, beating up journalists, tearing down statues of old white guys.

    How to spot an Antifa member: Hasn’t showered in days, face masked because they are really proud of what they’re doing, expensive smartphone purchased by parents.

    Famous Antifa members: Joseph Stalin, Xi Jinping, Rachel Maddow, Brian Stelter, that lady who screamed at the sky when Trump was being inaugurated, the entire population of Portland, Oregon.

    Famous enemies of Antifa: The Constitution, history books, gainful employment.

  31. U.S.—According to reports from across the nation, Americans everywhere were trying to remember what exactly happened approximately 100 days ago when everything went to heck.

    Confronted with multiple crises, an increasingly divided populace, rapid inflation, abysmal employment numbers, gas shortages, and turmoil in the Middle East, Americans all agreed that all these things seemed to flare up starting near the end of January. As Americans are known for being very introspective, always wanting to trace their flaws to the root causes so they never repeat those mistakes, people around the nation tried to think back to what happened about 100 days ago.

    “Everything was going pretty well until about 100 days ago — what exactly happened around then?” wondered one man in North Carolina as he tried to fill up a plastic bag with gasoline. “It’s like the country was going in one direction and then suddenly made a complete 180. I just can’t for the life of me pinpoint what exactly changed.”

    “I guess it’s a mystery!” The man then loaded up his shopping cart with his various containers of gasoline and pushed them home.

    At publishing time, experts had confirmed that whatever happened on or around January 20, it was probably Trump’s fault.

  32. Stephen K. Trynosky says:
    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      I do NOT think you have to be a rocket scientist to see the possibles there. Whether the initial leak was accidental or not, those SOB’s are quite capable of deciding within minutes to “go for it”. Even last year, for a short time, the idea was floated that they knew they shot themselves in the foot so why not make sure the West had to deal with it too.

      The “intel” they got out of this was fantastic., They know we are afraid, will NOT take teh same steps they did to eliminate the problem by by literally burning the place down and using draconian methods and there will be incredible dissention within the US leading to riots and if done better the next time, Martial Law and internal revolution. .

      Using that old Commie statement, the “capitalists will sell you teh rope to hang them” they even got Fauci’s boys to pay for the research. Gain of function! God, what nightmarish concept.

      I believe it was the “Fail Safe” movie, not “Dr, Strangelove” where the Colonel in the war Room ably played by the late Fritz Weaver argued forcefully that the accident be followed by a full scale attack since we had gotten them off guard and saw their capabilities were not as great as feared. To a certain type of mind, it makes sense does it not?

      I have visions from my readings, study and talking to Korean vets of the hundreds of thousands of expendable Chinese troops hurled in minus thirty temps wearing canvas sneakers at the US Army and Marines. Casualties be damned on their side as long as they WIN. As my late Uncle John, in describing the Japanese mind would say, “They ain’t like us, we would never dive an airplane into my ship like they did”. People are NOT the same all over.

  33. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Hmmm, Bitcoin from its over $ 65,000 high to $ 37,000 this AM.

    Tulip frenzy anyone? Pet Rocks, Beany Babies, Hula Hoops?

    Gold’s up.

  34. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    In a sane world, with the President Defect now apparently dropping Trump era sanctions on Russia, the REAL collusion between Russia and SOMEONE would seem quite apparent.

    “Thanks, Vlad, for services rendered”.

  35. Welp! Amazon is dropping the mask mandate effective May 24 for fully vaccinated employees. Show your card at the temp check booth and get a sticker placed on your badge. No sticker, keep masking. I’m doomed. And pissed off!

    • It’s a violation of Federal HIPPA law for an employer to ask anything about ones health, including vaccines.

  36. Just A Citizen says:

    FINALLY, a little rain is falling.

    We have had one if not the driest years on record so far. They had to turn on irrigation water two weeks early as everything was turning brown.

  37. Just A Citizen says:

    Beware of Greeks bearing gifts:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/05/if_red_states_dont_reform_electoral_college_its_mob_rule_in_america.html

    What?, you say. Well imagine all the Red States dilute the EC votes by splitting it among rural and urban areas. But the heavily populated Blue States do not. Giving 100% of their EC votes to the single party controlled by their mega cities.

    Now explain how this is a Good Strategy for the “Republican” States?

    This may just be one of those good ideas that cannot survive a test against political reality.

  38. Just A Citizen says:
  39. Many people are at a loss for a response when someone says, “You don’t know Jack Schitt.” Now you can intellectually handle the situation.

    Jack is the only son of Awe Schitt and O. Schitt. Awe Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, married O. Schitt, a partner of Kneedeep &. Schitt Inc. In turn, Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt, and the deeply religious couple produced 6 children: Holie Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Giva Schitt, Bull Schitt, and the twins: Deep Schitt and Dip Schitt.

    Against her parents’ objections, Deep Schitt married Dumb Schitt, a high school drop out. After being married 15 years, Jack and Noe Schitt divorced.

    Noe Schitt later married Mr. Sherlock, and because her kids were living with them she wanted to keep her previous name. She was known as Noe Schitt-Sherlock.

    Dip Schitt married Loda Schitt and they produced a nervous son, Chicken Schitt. Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt were inseparable throughout childhood and subsequently married the Happens brothers in a dual ceremony.

    The wedding announcement in the newspaper announced the Schitt-Happens wedding.

    The Schitt-Happens children were Dawg, Byrd, and Hoarse. Bull Schitt, the prodigal son, left home to tour the world. He recently returned from Italy with his new bride, Piza Schitt.

    So now if someone says, “You don’t know Jack Schitt”, you can correct them. Not only do you know Jack, you know his whole family!

  40. Now, JAC (no pun intended) …I hope you were not drinking coffee when you read this.

  41. I have long wondered what the real story was with the in your face nudity/sex in films. And I have long thought it rarely every elevates or even is needed for the story. I have also wondered about the affect of minority actors always playing the Thugs that fit the stereotypes they are fighting against.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/05/sex_and_sobs_on_the_set_actresses_lay_bare_their_thoughts_on_baring_it_all.html

    • Just A Citizen says:

      That was me, by the way.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Back in the 1960’s in Lit class our professor talked about how in our lifetimes we would see reel honest to god sex done in plays and movies. Boy, did we laugh!

      Now, I remember a college binge weekend with my ROTC guys where we had about 75 hours of the old black and white 8MM porn and an unlimited supply of Pabst Blue Ribbon. I have to be very honest here, after the weekend I NEVER watched hardcore again. Sometimes enough is way too much.

      Now regarding “sexy”, last week someone posted a publicity still in color of Rita Hayworth in her black satin dress and flaming red hair in “Gilda” . The imagination takes you to much better places than stupid porn does.

    • That was very disturbing. I’m not sure which is sadder to me, that those women couldn’t stand up for themselves or that no one else stood up for them.

  42. AP headline: Dumb hicks kiss dump clucks in defiance of CDC.

  43. Just A Citizen says:

    This is very interesting. If this works out as the author thinks the NY Democrats may be handing Mr. Trump a victory as the Democratic voters will once again be disillusioned about False promises.

    On another note, this whole think REEEEEEKS of Political grandstanding and weaponizing of the law for political gain. Those pushing this should be disbarred.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/05/can_new_york_arrest_donald_trump.html

  44. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Just musing last night after the Russian-German pipeline deal how fake news duped us again.

    A couple of months back, the Russkies were poised to launch an all out invasion of the Ukraine weren’t they?

    Right up there with the “super spreader” spring break adventures of our utes in Florida.

  45. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Going to throw out a question. Has anybody seen any reporting at all on the number of young folks, especially in the cities, who have NOT in any way, shape or form, participated in education this past year?

    Having spent seven years of my life in a one man office in Central Harlem I kinda doubt there were a whole lot of kids on West 141st Street Zooming to class.

    So, an :”unintended” Fauci consequence will be kids fully a year down who would need six months remediation even to get to where they were. Now the likelihood of that I suspect is nil to nothing so, we are going to have a large group of undereducated drop-outs competing with the new Central American labor force we are importing.

    • Was there even a good education being given before Covid?

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        Immaterial, at least they got basics and were off the street. One does have to remember that even in a rotten school system, some kids “catch fire” and succeed on their own. But ……. take attendance out of the equation and they too are lost.

  46. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    30 shot in NYC over the weekend!

    Inwardly, I laugh, LOUDLY!

  47. Just A Citizen says:
  48. Just A Citizen says:

    Surprised the Internet God has not scrubbed this article from existence.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/05/no_race_has_ever_done_more_for_another_race_than_white_americans_have_done_for_black_americans.html

    And here in lies the disconnect between R’s and D’s on this issue. In that I think most R’s recognize this story as valid while the D’s do not. Especially the Black Community.

  49. This should make you smile:

  50. Just A Citizen says:

    This story just plain makes me angry. There has to be recourse against such blatant abuse of the law and power.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/05/in_michigan_an_exemplary_young_man_was_arrested_for_an_obvious_joke.html

    • I always thought one of the jobs of a judge was to stop blatant miscarriages of justice. In this case, the facts as presented are true, then both the judge and the prosecutor should be held accountable.

  51. Just A Citizen says:

    Projects have slowed or come to a stop due to price and/or shortage of materials.

    600 ft. of 4 inch PVC schedule 40, for irrigation mainline, bid at $7000.00 But the kicker was they said they would have to check with Corporate to see if they could even sell me that much. EVEN if they had it in stock. My order might be too big for their “RATIONING” scheme.

    This morning an 8 ft. DF 2×4 went up to $11.90. It was around $5.00 back in December. For those in Terra Linda, that is 100% price increase in 6 months which is a 200% inflation rate for 12 months.

    • For the first time in my life, I hired a carpenter to do some repair work. The south side of the guest house (2 story) was full of woodpecker holes so it needed residing. Without my boys I could not handle the siding and the scaffolding. I also needed a second story deck replaced. Again too high for me working on alone. Plus I am getting too old for this kind of work and have plenty of other things to do. The cost was about half of what I spent on my 28’x48′ barn w/ full loft including 36 yds of concrete for the foundation and floor. MY boys and I built the barn about 17 years ago. The 3 man crew was here for about 4.5 days. Redwood for the deck was cheaper than DF. I will say they did a good job. I need to remodel the main house. I may do most of the work myself as these prices are ultimately self limiting.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        Feeling your pain and my age. The workers just started replacing the rotted out exterior boards on my 90 year old faux Tudor. There was a time ………. But I gave away the 30 foot extension ladder five years back! No way, no how anymore.

        The good news is that after being apart five years or more, I have re-assembled the three speed lightweight English bike I bought back in 1960 with my eighth grade graduation money. Our Scout Troop is doing a Bike Hike of Gettysburg National Battlefield end of June and if I go out and do a few miles every day, I might just participate. Do NOT anticipate making it up the round tops though, on the bike.

        Thinking back the other day to my Dad advising me on the purchase of that bike. All the rage at the time was for inexpensive Italian 10 speed imports. Mine was $ 49.99 at our local Strauss Auto parts store. The Italians started at 50% more. Dad was a big English Bike fan having used one for 2.4 years at his Airbase in England to go back and forth from one end of the runway to another several times a day. Why anyone would ever need 10 speeds for normal travel he could never understand. I remember when we rolled it out of the shop, without asking, he was the first rider! Lots of memories in that bike I will tell you that!

  52. Just A Citizen says:

    CNN Business opinion: “In many ways, higher prices can be seen as evidence that President Joe Biden’s economic and health policies are working.” The author also cautions that if the Fed raises interest rates it could threaten……….. wait for it………………….. “The Biden Boom”!!!! Got that???

    Excuse me while I run to the John and throw up.

  53. ATLANTA, GA—Despite getting vaccinated, many concerned liberals want to keep wearing masks to show how concerned they are about fighting the pandemic, despite the masks being completely pointless. To help those liberals out, the CDC has introduced a new article of clothing vaccinated people can wear to let everyone know they’re vaccinated but still really worried about the coronavirus: a special anti-virus hat.

    The new conical, pointed hat, much like masks, uses special science-magic to keep viruses away. It’s called the Device Using Neurological Conical Elements (or DUNCE, for short, and labeled thus) and is perfect for anyone who is vaccinated but still constantly thinking about catching COVID-19.

    “A lot of people just can’t accept that vaccines work,” said Bob CDC, founder and director of the CDC. “So now we have this special hat for those people to wear everywhere. It loudly declares, ‘I’m vaccinated but still super scared of the virus.’ Which is exactly the statement liberals want to make.”

    “I never go anywhere without my special hat!” declared concerned liberal Randall Wood. “Though I still wear two masks with it, too, just in case.” He got sad for a moment, though. “The only problem is it’s too tall to wear when I’m alone in the car.”

    The DUNCE hat does not come in children’s sizes– and stop asking for it, you idiots.

  54. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    The latest is that Trump was LAX, get that, LAX in not questioning the origins of the virus.

    Also interesting to note is the Biden-Putin summit coming up. Something denied Trump for four years because of the lies.

    Still waiting for teh Russian battalions of tanks to go crashing forward and seize the Ukraine as we were promised six weeks back. I guess there is a strong possibility that will not happen until and unless Hunter negotiates a reasonable “pay off” for us acquiescing.

  55. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    So, the President Defect has asked teh intel guys, you know, the ones who spent the past four years trying to frame Trump, to investigate the Wuhan Lab theory. Can I possibly guess the outcome?

    Ought to call Muller out of retirement!

    • If it were me, I would be firing people for not having the answer 6 months ago.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        To sort of paraphrase jack Nicholson, “The answer? You want the answer? You can’t handle the answer?”

        To have the answer would require you to strap Fauci to an ICBM and fire him at Beijing.

  56. Just A Citizen says:

    Oh how deep the ideology now runs. Mathius would be very happy with this PRIVATE SECTOR response.

    https://thehill.com/changing-america/sustainability/climate-change/555735-shareholder-revolts-over-climate-crisis-rock

  57. Just A Citizen says:

    As is typical with Democratic Party leadership. They think it is really just all about the “tone” and “packaging”. Would love to hear either of these rubes explain in detail exactly what the Democratic Party actually stands for today.

    https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2021/05/27/carville-axelrod-deliver-blunt-message-to-smug-arrogant-dems-theyll-totally-ignore-it-n387261

    P.S.: People like this, on both sides, are part of the problem…..not the solution.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Wonder where it will ultimately go, my friend. It is pretty obvious that the “leaders” of both parties are in it for themselves. That may include some ideology but mostly power and privilege

      Thinking back to the National Student Association Convention, summer of ’67 when us libertarian conservatives were getting drunk with the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) types. First time I realized politics was a clock face not a line and we were at 1 PM while they were at 11AM. Goals were so damn close but methodology was so damned different.

      Us “righties” are still about rational discourse and convincing people . They are still at brute force but now on steroids.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        I should add, “rational” libertarian Conservatives or as Heinlein would have perhaps said, “rational anarchists”

  58. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Submitted for your …… eh, ahem, amusement? The Trotskites and Stalinists are still at it.

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/22/dsal-m22.html?fbclid=IwAR2bLq7WZMRm-xCqQXLXAvxknajfg4yn4cmPdjWbqXQVzdIzBiT43khL63E

  59. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Just finished our 1st Grader grandson’s homework, reading the Little Golden Book on the Statue of Liberty. It is amazing that the left demands we be ever apologetic for the sins of our country’s past yet can conveniently ignore that the people most of us descended from came herepast that statue looking for hope, freedom and liberty.

    Something is VERY wrong with the juxtaposition of those two!

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Morons are not required to be logical or or even irrationally consistent. Or in the words of another famous person……”Stupid is that stupid does”.

  60. LOS ANGELES, CA—Actor and WWE wrestler John Cena announced that he will soon be undergoing a controversial new spine implant surgery after being diagnosed with a tragic case of having no spine.

    The startling revelation that John Cena had no spine unfolded before the nation’s eyes this week when what appeared to be a strong, virile American male apologized to the communists in China for some stupid reason.

    Doctors at UCLA Medical Center cautioned the wrestler that a full spine implant is highly experimental and untested, since they have never seen such an extreme case that was as bad as Cena’s in which the spine was totally absent.

    “We’ve been doing spine surgeries forever, sure,” said Dr. Kapla. “The vertebrae and vertebral discs in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions can sustain heavy damage in wrestling and other manly activities. But we’ve just never seen a case like this where the spine is just gone. He’s basically an invertebrate at this point after kowtowing to total communists.”

    “We don’t even know how he is still alive,” echoed Dr. Holli who is the leader of the surgical team. “After running all the tests, he appears to be more like a squid or a jellyfish than a grown adult man, but definitely more pathetic. Perhaps he comes closest to a sea cucumber after what happened.”

    At publishing time, Cena was telling his fans on social media to pray for the Doctor of Thuganomics as he puts his life in the hands of the skilled surgeons at UCLA medical center, but no one could understand him since he was typing in Mandarin characters.

  61. Human hand next to and eagle talon

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Off topic but must complement you on your fine meteorological skills.

      For the first time in 31 years in this house, I have heat coming up on Memorial Day weekend with outside temps running 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

      Generally speaking I have shut off my steam boiler in early April, suffer through a few cooler days and that is it until fall. This year, it has NOT been turned off at all.

  62. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Yesterday 5/29/21 was DAY ONE of mask freedom in the State of New Jersey!

    I went to Walmart in the afternoon, I was among hundreds and I was the ONLY PERSON without a mask!!!

    In the evening, the wife and I went to Shoprite, our local grocery chain. Again among hundreds of people and we were two of four without masks! The other two came over to talk to Dense. They believe the whole mask thing is about CONTROL. Unfortunately when they told the bride that Covid was secretly transmitted through phone lines they lost some credibility.

    In the AM, I was among friends and among a group of a hundred or so at our local cemetery decorating graves. So we had American legion folks, scouts, sport team members and some smaller school groups. Nobody wore a mask

    So, speculating openly and across the board, people who care about Memorial Day and its meaning whom I would guess rate more “conservative” than the average bear, are not afraid and everyone else is ether afraid or cowed by the herd.

    We are DOOMED!

    • SKT, I hear the frustration your have with your fellow citizens. It is just not with masks but pervasive throughout all the issues. Reality is ignored. Common sense is no longer very common. We see it in the election results, the fake AGW push, a doddering old fool in the WH with a backup that is just as bad, immigration, China, Russia, energy, inflation, proposed taxes………. None of this makes sense. Both 1st and 2nd amendment rights are under attack. Criminals are turned into heroes. Our major cities are cesspools of homeless, burned out shells, rioting… The more of these issues we bring up, the more we are silenced, ridiculed and called every vial name possible.

      Most stores out here still have mask mandates but they are not enforcing them. Maskless people are still in the minority.

    • Ive been to the dollar store and the grocery store this week. Maskless. Hallelujah!!! But there were still so many with masks. Still have to be masked at Amazon. No shot, stay masked. The rule started last Monday. I’m off Monday/Tuesday so on Wednesday I was amazed at how many were still masked. I’d say 80% masked. Either out of fear or no shot. At least I didn’t feel like a leper. Rumor has it that July is the target for no mask whether vaccinated or not. I’ll believe that when I see it. Can’t come quick enough.

  63. Taking advantage of how damn stupid people have become, here’s a conspiracy theory to watch for this summer.

    It all begins with the revelation that we have visitors from other planets. Covid was put here prior to this announcement and the vaccine has been pushed and pushed.

    Soon after we learn this, Pelosi and the other Crats remove their people faces to reveal their real appearance, looking like a mish mash of cells barely looking human.

    They announce that they are now in charge of the planet and that the vaccines have nano technology that can be turned on to kill people. The unvaccinated are also warned, told that any problems from them will result in the vaccinated being killed.

    Then the real fun begins……..to be continued.

  64. https://nypost.com/2021/05/29/washington-square-park-drug-den-horrifies-greenwich-village/

    This is what happens when the authorities ignore the laws, just imagine what would happen if drugs and prostitution was legal.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      As a former New Yorker, know the area quite well. Spent many a night in the vicinity back in my youth.

      Looking at the photos and the complainants, one is amazed by their obvious racism. How dare they not want to share their overly expensive neighborhood with the less fortunate? Just because one pays $ 4,000 a month to live in a converted closet or five bucks for a slice of Pizza is NO excuse.

      They voted for it, they got it, let them enjoy it!

      • Well, I’m thinking they all didn’t vote for it. But we’re all paying the price. Law and order, Justice, Liberty is being thrown away. Western civilization but be saved. All the individual woke BS, is really aimed at destroying Western civilization.

        • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

          DeBlasio was ELECTED. Cuomo was ELECTED, the AG, who is now trying to indict the Trump Organization ant its principals, Letica Jones was elected. She also encouraged the No Bail movement supported by De Blasio, passed by an elected democrat legislature and signed by Cuomo.

          They voted for it! They get exactly what they deserve as do the 60% who NEVER bothered to vote.

          • Didn’t mean to rile you up Stephen. 😀 It ‘s not that I disagree with the sentiment, just tired of people having to live with the consequences of the Democrat policies, that many are against. I watch what’s happening and I’m horrified to think about the consequences. I can just hear the rest of he world discussing one day, how Americans destroyed America.

            • There is a lot of folks around here that feel the same way. But, it seems to be happening the most in Crat country. I’m watching from afar.

            • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

              V, everybody i know who is living or has lived in the “village” would be comfortable having breakfast with Chairman Mao or Joe Stalin. They DESERVE it, boy, do they ever.

              I would remind everyone that had anybody read polls, there was no way Rudy Guilliani WAS Mayor of NYC for two terms,(denied a third deliberately by term limits passed just to get rid of him). Conveniently, those term limits were magically waived for Mike Bloomberg, his successor. The “left” voted Rudy in, but will deny it to this day, like St. peter and Jesus, because NYC was at a point of 2,200 murders a year, squeegee men on every corner, drug dealers on the same corners and homeless people camped out in the “trendier” areas relieving themselves in building lobbies.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      BLM is anti family and anti-man, especially black man. Glad the guy got the message. There are, in my humble opinion two downsides of the currently mostly, 70 plus percent, absence of fathers in the black family. 1. a bunch of losers who have no clue what is being a man and 2. a bunch of pansy’s on the down low. The black women contingent represented by women like Stacey Abrams and that Ayanna Pressley of the “squad” seem to like it that way.

      From civil service land, The absolute scariest thing in the world? An overweight black woman with POWER. .

  65. These are not my words and I don’t know who said them, but I agree with them.

    “With the deepest admiration, we should strive to live by the liberties and principles for which our bravest soldiers fell.”

    May they all, Rest in Peace!

  66. Just got back from bowling in the ABC National Tournament….Las Vegas is largely without mask. Gambling tables and craps tables were in full operation….restaurants fully open. The only thing that I saw that was not normal were in the buffets…they were all open but you could not serve yourself. You walked down the line and told the server what you wanted. All servers wore masks but the public was 90% WITHOUT masks.

    We drove out there because I refuse to fly in a mask. Gasoline prices in Texas…$2.40 average. Gasoline prices in New Mexico….$2.95 – $3.15 average. Gasoline prices in Arizona….$3.30 – $3.80 average and in Las Vegas…gas prices consistent in the $3.90 range.

    Texas is 85% without masks……Restaurants and schools fully open. Now, if we can get Washington DC out of here, we will be better.

    • This happens every year in Tulsa……it amounts to nothing. I have a good friend that lives in Tulsa….He says this is nothing new….a few “rabble rousers”…grab bullhorns every year and try to organize things…..nothing pans out. But, he says, we do not ignore it either and we keep tabs on it.

  67. Pay attention!!!!!!

    • 5 out the 6 states I have lived in are on the list.

      • Ummm…T Ray…this begs the question as to why?

        • I grew up in IL before it was bat guano crazy, moved to PA for grad school, then to MD to postdoc at the National Bureau of Standards, on to MA to work for a small laser company and then to NJ to work for Exxon R&D. Finally ended here in CA at a small instrument company. Basically I followed the work.

  68. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Am I the only person in the country who wonders why we go to such great lengths to remember and commemorate terrible events in our past that we have overcome?

    Is this the ONLY country in the entire world who commemorates such events? Events we as a nation have rectified and which we, who live today, had nothing to do with, which our parents and grandparents had nothing to do with and have nothing to apologize for. Do the Brits, Krauts, Belgians, Japs, French, Chinese, Russkies ever apologize or commemorate a single atrocity they have committed?

    I do not believe in blood guilt otherwise I would never talk to German or Japanese nor for that matter a Russian or Pole. WTF is wrong with us?

    This crap must end and it must be CLEARLY explained to our children that they and we have NOTHING to be sorry for. And, unless someone can demonstrate that great, great grandpa participated in a lynching, was a slave overseer, captained or crewed a slave ship, we all have nothing to regret in our family history.

    I am sure that there are young ones, white people, out there, descendants of Holocaust survivors, people pushed from their homes by the Czar’s Cossacks, Armenians who ran from the genocide, Huguenots, Anabaptists, Mormons, all with relatives murdered and tortured in the past who will be participating and groveling with President Defect Biden today.

    • Amen!!!!

      Let me add that it was black Africans who captured the slaves that were put on those slave ships.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        Usually of the Islamic persuasion which is always conveniently overlooked. Ya really think Joe Sixpack of Narragansett back in 1750 is gonna go upriver to the heart of Darkness to gather slaves for sale?

  69. Just A Citizen says:
  70. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    So, the “Russians” have now hacked my hamburgers as they hacked my gasoline two weeks back.

    Only question I have, after the Steele dossier, is what PROOF have we seen? Is it not just as logical to assume some pimple faced teen from Pomona or Peoria did it or some PETA loser from their basement?

  71. Stephen K. Trynosky says:
  72. Isn’t hilarious that our gut instincts learned over 70 years of life were right all along. Masks do not work. The virus was man made. Asymptomatic spread was a myth. HCQ & invermectin work. Travel bans worked but were implemented too late because the Chinese hid the disease. The CDC and Fauci were totally unprepared. Vitamins D3, C and zinc help. The CDC totally screwed up the statistics. Had we isolated the elderly and vulnerable, we could have allowed the virus to run its normal course and achieved herd immunity sooner w/o destroying our economy. Relying on foreign powers especially hostile ones for basic necessities leads to total disaster and domination. And finally you can’t trust government or the press.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      I dunno, maybe I went to a better high school than most of my friends and neighbors but those two years of High School biology and the associated readings prepared me well. That and Mom yelling about going outside and getting fresh air and sunshine.

      Required reading before I entered Freshman Year at Manhattan Prep.

      https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/582171.Microbe_Hunters

    • I’m thinking that the whole mess was stupid.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        It will disappear from our “collective memory” in two weeks or so. Like it NEVER happened!

        Boy these commie, pinko bastards are clever!

        • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

          People will look into their drawers or closets in a few months finding packages of unused facemasks and wonder, “now, what did I buy those for?”

  73. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    So, supposedly the Chinese hacked the NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority (subways) computers today.

    Methinks that my old Dad was right, “what one man can put together, another can take apart”.

    I wonder if there is actually any foolproof system to prevent this? What if, those of you who know more than I do about tech stuff, the system required a daily authorization to continue functioning and that reauthorization consisted of retina scans from let’s say five out of ten people? There probably should be some biological (biometric?) requirement of some type to allow anyone to shut down or vastly change an entire program for operating a pipeline, a meat processing center or the Subways.

    Comments?

  74. If China is responsible for Covid, then they owe us reparations. We could just declare that all US bonds and debts held by China are null and void. The should be worth about $2T+

  75. Just A Citizen says:

    I have mixed feelings about teaching “Civics” in school. On the one hand it is supposed to teach kids how Govt works and why they need to participate. On the other, it tends towards making compliant little robots for easy manipulation later. I remember my classes. They did not ever get into the why or how our Govt was built the way it was. It was more about “this is how you should conduct yourself”. But maybe it taught properly at least the kids would understand we have Constitutional Republic and not a Democracy and there is good reason for this. Bottom line, teaching Civics is not enough. Better history lessons and exploration of political science/theory should also be included at High School, before graduation.

    https://redstate.com/joesquire/2021/06/04/what-is-the-future-of-civics-education-n391101

  76. Hi Folks…..going to be in and out…Governor Abbott has had enough. He has now declared all counties on the border as a state disaster zone and under state law our Guard units are now authorized to ignore the National Defense 3 km zone and we are now patrolling to the river with arrest and detain authority. No catch and release and no turning anyone over to the Feds. His orders are to return all illegals to Mexico and capture any and all “coyotes” and smugglers possible. They will go to jail and then go to State courts for sentencing.

    His comments were that since the Federal Government is not going to protect the country, I will protect Texas. We had our first real shootout this morning.

    Now, let’s see what Biden does.

  77. Now I do feel old. Tiananmen Square was 30 years ago.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      If you want to feel old then come spend a day or two on the “Farm” with me. LOL

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