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Did you vote to pay $5 for a gallon of gas? You’re already paying 15 percent more than that, actually – since the buying power of a dollar has declined by about just that since the man 80 million people supposedly voted for replaced the Orange Man.

So you’re actually paying closer to $6 – assuming you’re only paying that. If you live in California – where most of the people did vote for this – you’re paying more than $7 for a gallon. It is very likely we’ll all be paying that soon, too.

And that’s not all we’re paying more for, of course.

Was the Orange Man that bad?

Unfortunately – for all of us – yes, he was.

As bad as the Thing is, it would not have been in a position to cause the cost of fuel to more than double – and to facilitate the devastating reduction in the buying power of the money we’re forced – by fiat – to use to buy it, had the Orange Man not been very bad, indeed.

The pain we’re feeling bears remembering – in terms of its source.

Let us never forget who enabled the things – by not rescinding the “emergency” when it became obvious it wasn’t one. People weren’t dropping dead in the streets; the hospitals never overflowed. A few were overbooked – because they were understaffed. There were plenty of beds.

Does anyone remember the hospital ship sent to New York City that just sat empty in the water – for months?

Yet the endless “emergency” wasn’t ended – by the man who had the power to end it.

The “emergency” that enabled his putative (and our actual) enemies – the gesundheitsfuhrers both blue and red – who, in the name of a sickness that the science quickly established presented no serious threat to people who weren’t already chronically sick or very weak (as has always been the case with such sicknesses) turned most of the country into a kind of sickness gulag. Empowered the things to force people to wear “masks,” as these contemptible symbols of submission are styled. Including very young children, during their critical developmental years – literally. We still don’t know the extent of the emotional-psychological damage done to millions of them.

We do know the damage done to the millions of small businesses that were put out of business. To the 8.5 million who were force-unemployed by being declared “non-essential.” (These millions, now re-employed, are counted by the Thing as having jobs again because it allowed them to get back to work).

But above all, we are living in the damage – the wreckage – that can be attributed to the Orange Man’s bloviating tough guy persona, which folded like a piece of tinfoil in the wind the moment his putative political enemies told him there was an “emergency” – and that it must continue.

The Orange Man is held to be a tough, no-nonsense man by his political supporters. But how much of that was braggadocious talk rather than action? Why did he allow our worst enemy – that vile little man who took over the Orange Man’s presidency in the name of an “emergency” that wasn’t – to weaponize hypochondria? To use the presidential podium to peddle fear about a sickness he knew presented almost no serious threat to almost everyone?

Was that awful little man in fact the president’s enemy? Or perhaps an ally?

If the Orange Man understood that the odious little man was, in fact, an enemy – which the facts made clear – why did he allow him to speak in his name? To stand at the podium with the president’s seal on it – and with the president, himself, standing quietly by his side? Are these the actions of a man who is actually tough – and brave?

They were the actions of the Orange Man.

And because he wasn’t brave or tough in the face of the little man, we didn’t get to vote on election day in 2020. But lots of votes – millions of them – were cast during the election months that preceded it. Which gave ample time – and opportunity – to assure the right results.

We will likely never know how many of these votes were cast by people who had a right to vote – or were even alive, to vote. The point is that this electoral confusion was enabled by the cowardice of the Orange Man – who didn’t have the guts to declare the “emergency” over long after it was clear there was no emergency. Who did absolutely nothing – other than talk – during the elections months, preceding election day.

This same man, by the way, talked very tough about bumpstocks. And in favor the “red flag” laws that deprive people of their rights without them having transgressed a single actual law. The very “red flag” laws now being enacted by the things he enabled.

This man continues to claim the “vaccines” he enabled – by exempting them from the usual safety protocols – saved “millions of lives.” His words. He says no words at all about the thousands – at the least – whose lives have been taken by them. Nor the millions who have been force to take them – by the very things he enabled.

About the awful precedents that have been established.

So while it may be true that 80-something million people did vote to pay more than twice as much for gas with money that buys 15 percent less, the fact remains that millions of other people also voted for this – even if they didn’t realize it at the time.

By voting for a man who enabled these things to come to pass.

It is important that as many of us as possible never vote for this – or him – again.

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131 COMMENTS

  1. When The Lies Come Home
    After lying for months, the media are preparing the public for Ukraine’s military collapse…

    Diogenes, one of the ancient world’s illustrious philosophers, believed that lies were the currency of politics, and those lies were the ones he sought to expose and debase. To make his point, Diogenes occasionally carried a lit lantern through the streets of Athens in the daylight. If asked why, Diogenes would say he was searching for an honest man.

    Finding an honest man today in Washington, D.C., is equally challenging. Diogenes would need a Xenon Searchlight in each hand.

    Still, there are brief moments of clarity inside the Washington establishment. Having lied prolifically for months to the American public about the origins and conduct of the war in Ukraine, the media are now preparing the American, British, and other Western publics for Ukraine’s military collapse. It is long overdue.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/when-lies-come-home

    • Hi Anon,

      It is ind3eed interesting to observe that Keeeeeev! is no longer all over the news; it’s as if the war has been declared over. Probably because it shortly will be over. Another fail for the “media.” Which, I think, is the real loser in this “war.” Perhaps a fourth of the country – the fourth still wearing “masks” – continues to listen to its master’s voice…

  2. Moronic politicians screwed up the housing market too….

    Housing Crash Imminent: As Mortgage Rates Explode Price Cuts Soar And Buyer Demand Collapses

    this week when things have gone from worse to catastrophic, because with 30Y mortgage rates soaring at the fastest pace on record to above 6%, or levels last seen just before the housing bubble burst…

    …. sending the average mortgage payment on a median mortgage up by almost $800 in just the past 6 months…making housing the most unaffordable in history.

    the share of new-construction offerings with price cuts has quadrupled from a year earlier,

    https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/housing-crash-imminent-mortgage-rates-explode-price-cuts-soar-and-buyer-demand-collapses

  3. Psychopathic Politicians: Role Models of a Slave Society

    One does not need to be a professional psychologist or psychiatrist to recognise the symptoms of the hardened political psychopath. They are visible every time one checks ‘the news’ on mainstream media. After a short time one recognises that ‘what they say’ – and ‘what they do’ are very often precisely opposite from each other, and that the double-speak involved is intensely characteristic of the reversal of reality practised by satanists.

    That’s why, when you turn on your TV to watch ‘the news’ what you are seeing is ‘the psychopathic spin of the day’. The fact that you don’t react by turning-off the set means you are still unable to discern truth from lie. Or, in rare cases, that you are watching in order to study the behaviour patterns of professional liars.

    https://davidicke.com/2022/06/07/psychopathic-politicians-role-models-of-a-slave-society/?fbclid=IwAR3mgjYnBtmOcBEKM58D7Yt8nkityzNiYW50DKJlv_wcElGPTIk0HTNA4Z4

    • Within the political deception which surrounds WEF’s Great Reset/Green Deal, we find a starkly obvious case of theft. To be precise, theft of the early ecological movement’s long-term holistic agenda for the bio diverse trusteeship of the land.

      The WEF’s vision consists of distorting this environmentally friendly vision and turning it into a global political tool for enforcing Klaus Schwab’s fascistic brave new world of synthetic foods, robot-mechanised farming, ‘rewilded’ gated private forests and 5G powered ‘smart cities’ for disenfranchised country dwellers and redundant farmers.

      By twisting the true ecological approach to land management into a thoroughly distorted and fake look-alike, the word ‘Green’ has been 100% hijacked by the New World Order/Great Reset cabal. Tried and tested Real Green approaches have been usurped, in favour of macro scale industrial and digital mechanisation programmes for achieving the hallowed goal of ‘zero carbon’. If there ever could be such a thing as zero carbon– none of us would be able to breathe.

      The Origins of the World Economic Forum Go Back to the Third Reich nazis.
      schwab runs the wef his family was connected to the nazis in germany.

      The first environmentalist was Hitler. He also promoted being vegan even though he ate meat.

      gates and the other nwo/ccp/wef/.0001% witches want you to eat fake meat and insects, no more meat for you. they will eat steak.

      The holocaust itself was carried out under a green cover because Nazi racism was largely rooted in the Social Darwinism of German Romanticism that laid the ecological foundations for what today is otherwise known as environmentalism.

      the anti-Christian bias of the environmental movement in America now
      parallels the anti-Semitic bias in Germany during the 1800’s. “Nazi Oaks” describes why the holocaust is best understood as a modernized form of human sacrifice carried out under biological/ecological camouflage that is rooted in the sacrificial oak imagery of ancient paganism.

      Unbeknownst to many, the highway to modern environmentalism passed through Nazi Germany. By 1935, the Third Reich was the greenest regime on the planet.

      It was also a sinister eco-imperial plan designed to Germanize the landscape by removing populations of people who were unsuited to their environment, and by turning it into a beautiful natural park for the future health of the German race.

      removing populations of people who were unsuited to their environment: today that is you, they call you an invasive species, you will be exterminated

      Hitler himself was not only a devout eugenicist (whose racial purification policies emerged through the funding of the Rockefeller, Carnegie Foundations as well as British establishment), but was also a devout Malthusian saying:

      “The day will certainly come when the whole of mankind will be forced to check the augmentation of the human species, because there will be no further possibility of adjusting the productivity of the soil to the perpetual increase in the population.”
      now gates is saying the same thing, depopulation is good.

      After the war, eugenics-promoting organizations and think tanks changed their names while continuing their work, morphing into new forms by the 1960s such as the
      NOTE :environmental movement, transhumanist movement, including the pharmaceutical/healthcare sector. now we have the wef pushing this with the great reset.

      these satanists have decided that the useless eaters on the bottom are an invasive species, the plan? end goal 7 billion cull.
      the billionaires at the top see themselves as a different species than the useless eaters, so they don’t need to be culled.

      Climate change just like covid is purely political and religious, based on fake science. Climate change, the new GAIA cult religion, a big favorite of the communist, reset, one world government, satanic cult freaks,

      This cull is a modernized form of human sacrifice carried out under biological/ecological camouflage that is rooted in the sacrificial oak imagery of ancient paganism.

    • Demons invert/reverse all that they touch. The psychopath uses the same trick. And the ‘political’ variety set to work on inverting all professional spheres of society. Which is how education becomes indoctrination; the medical profession becomes the causative agent of sickness; the legal profession upholds fundamental injustice; science reduces life to a gene and religion becomes indoctrination to an anti-life formula leading to the soulless trans-human replacing the spiritual human.

  4. We need to move on from Trump and Pence and find someone else who did not cave to the medical despots and elevate them (Fauci and Birx) to sainthood via the daily COVID briefings. It was Trump who got the jabfest started with his Operation Warp Speed. He started the lockdowns that harmed millions. He spent trillions on handouts and started the inflation monster. He’s still bragging about the millions of lives HE saved with the jabs. In fact, he cost numerous people their lives and jobs.

    Trump and Pence both need to shut up and go home. Leave us alone. They did enough damage. So what if they weren’t as bad as Biden would be. At least Biden has the excuse of having dementia.

    • Trump could have been great, but as it turns out he wasn’t.

      I would rather find someone else. I might just vote for myself.

      • He was okay as President, up until the end.

        His greatest achievement wasn’t really anything he did, so much as getting the Left to (mostly) rip the mask off. But they might have done that anyway, all by themselves, soon enough.

  5. My Ford Focus needs premium gas, and has a tiny tank, I just paid almost $100 to fill it up at $7.299 here in the bay area of CA, it’s nuts.

    Were you guys aware that Congress passed, and Biden signed the Fossil Free Finance Act? (https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/3167?s=1&r=3).

    It bans banks from funding fossil fuel projects, things like refinery improvements, or pipelines, gas stations, anything. The evil Biden thing is destroying our local infrastructure and kissing Saudi ass to produce more. What is going on here? Stupidity? Malice? The man is senescent, who is actually behind this plan?

    • “who is actually behind this plan?”

      It’s not a who, but a what.

      A Machine programmed to conquer whatever planet it encounters, converting any indigenous life-forms into components for Its own infrastructure profusion, as well as commandeering all energy sources to Its own needs. Biden is merely a cybernetically-augmented meat-puppet, carrying out the will of the Machine to persuade the masses into rendering up their bodies to penetration by the Internet of Bio-Nano-Things by coerced injection, as well as justifying to the masses why their lives are so rapidly becoming so different, and why their needs are being mercilessly subordinated to the demands of the electro-mechanical apparatus that increasingly surrounds and suffocates them.

      Legislative bills like the one you mention are simply generated by the Deep Mind of the Machine and delivered by e-mail to the human “legislators,” with instructions for ensuring their passage, along with a digital display of the blackmail materials in the Machine’s Great Database that It threatens to publish (automatically) in the event that any human legislator should balk at the Machine’s commandments.

      The Act you mention is simply a public announcement that all “fossil fuel” energy under the Earth belongs to the Machine now, as does the entire surface of the planet Earth, along with all of the hapless primates that have the misfortune of inhabiting the planet at this particular moment in the cosmic debacle we call “reality”.

      For more information, watch this terrifying short film on Blackrock and “ALADDIN”—the Machine’s subsidiary algorithm that is rapidly dispossessing the masses of humanity from their homes and livelihoods by way of ruthless financial demolition: https://www.bitchute.com/video/knPDsgxVYRzR/

      Again, we are seeing a global shift in species dominance, from organic beings to machine intelligence. Try on that lens, and I think you’ll find it pretty much explains everything you read in the algorithmically-generated “news” that gets displayed on your computer screen.

      • The Machine, supposedly the Immovable Object, now the Irresistible Force shows up at the scene.

        Whoddathunkit?

        I took a drive to farm country in another section of the state. It is the middle of June. I see about half of the land in crops. Farmers are not going to plant crops at double the costs for fuels and fertilizers, they are going to halve the amount, maybe slightly more than half the land into crops. Fallow land will rest for a year, you will forego the costs, no seed planted, you’ll save plenty while impacting the yields. At double the price for wheat, you’ll make more money, you didn’t have to spend like a drunken sailor to make it go. Fuels, fertilizers, pesticides costs will be somewhat the same, the consumption will be halved, saves plenty of money, reduces risk substantially and a greater potential for higher priced commodities.

        What happens? The prices will go up. The reticent farmers are definitely striking back.

        The Irresistible Force is on the move. Prepare for shortages. The Immovable Object, the disgusting Machine, has met its match.

        The only real fools on the planet fly their sorry worthless hides to the WEF and dictate how much you’ll have to sacrifice. So fuck them.

        They need to stick around, they’ve got a lot to learn.

      • Sounds like a term limit bill. Mandatory retirement from government “service” at 70? Yes, please. I guess we can even give them a little pension. Small price to pay for a fossil-free government.

        Most people’s brains seem to turn into pudding by about age 70 anyway. I’ve known a few who were sharp well into their 90s, but I think that’s the exception not the rule.

        • New theory: Takins Social Security causes brains to turn into pudding.

          Perhaps the public office disqualifier should be “taking social security benefits.”

    • I know it’s become a cliché, but I’m pretty sure Soros and his acolytes are behind the destruction of our way of life.

      • Re: Myles June 16, 2022 At 2:25 pm

        Soros is a newcomer. The destruction of our way of life starts with John D. Rockefeller.

        • Hi BrentP.

          Actually, it starts much earlier. Check out the influence of the Dynasty (Rothschilds).
          JDR was one of their minions. As was the House of Morgan.

  6. Eric, always appreciate your clear-headed focus on what IS, rather than what we had hoped for. Nothing angers many of my listeners more than when I remind them that DJT is the only President in my lifetime who forced me to destroy any firearms property. (a bump stock) No compensation was offered, stroke of the pen and people like me would have been instant felons had we not complied.

    • If the time comes to rid myself of my erstwhile LEGAL property, supposedly guaranteed not to be “infringed” by the Second Amendment, it will have “fallen off the fantail of the boat”.

    • Hi Bill,

      Thank you, sir! I wish OM hadn’t proved himself to be someone who either doesn’t understand the principles he backed the bus over or someone who did it with full awareness. The fact that he continues to defend = and push – the Jab is halting. That his supporters still support him, given that fact, even more so.

      • Hi Eric

        Maybe Trump got tricked by the satanist narrative….safe and effective means zero % effective and will kill you…
        this injection will help you translated means it will kill you…

        but…….ignorance is no excuse though…

        the double-speak involved is intensely characteristic of the reversal of reality practiced by satanists…..black is white….. up is down….

        Demons invert/reverse all that they touch. The psychopath uses the same trick.
        And the ‘political’ variety set to work on inverting all professional spheres of society.

        Which is how education becomes indoctrination;
        the medical profession becomes the causative agent of sickness;
        the legal profession upholds fundamental injustice;
        science reduces life to a gene
        and religion becomes indoctrination to an anti-life formula leading to the soulless trans-human replacing the spiritual human.

        satanists: fauci, gates, schwab, the who, leftists, etc.,

        • Hi Anon,

          I don’t fault Trump for his initial response to the “pandemic.” It was a sudden, overwhelming juggernaut that took us all by surprise. But the surprise was over within three or four months of the start of the “pandemic.” By summer 2020, it was clear that the bodies were not stacking up like cordwood. That the hospitals weren’t “overflowing.” Some will recall me posting videos of drive-bys of the regional hospital in my area, which was as dead as the people not dying were alive. Anyone could have looked into the truth of the matter. Trump either did not – or he did and did nothing. That makes him either lazy and ignorant – or consciously culpable.

          It does not take a doctor, either, to understand – or explain – the difference between a “case” (as reported, endlessly and breathlessly) and a medical case (as in, admitted to a hospital or under a doctor’s care). One again, either the Orange Man was too lazy to look into it or he did – and did nothing to counter it.

          The man is still cheerleading for the “vaccines,” to. This is inexcusable and unforgivable.

          How could anyone even somewhat on our side of the fence for a man so obviously on the other side of the fence?

          • HI Eric

            Maybe the tide is turning on the globalists…

            Luongo: Why The Fed Raised 75bps & How To Break The Davos Crowd

            With the Fed raising by 75 bps yesterday I have to believe we’ve reached a major turning point in the War Against Davos.

            The deflation of asset prices and, most especially the Eurodollar markets is putting many other, over-leveraged central banks on a path towards bankruptcy.

            There are a ton of moving parts, a lot of factions now warring against each other.

            When cartels break, the former members of the cartel always turn on each other. It was always going to be this way. Davos turned on its allies in the US commercial banking sector and they fought back.

            Davos has spent so long and so much money trying to convince us to ‘abandon all hope’ but it is they who now can do nothing but ‘enter here’ into our dragon’s den of asset deflation. The adjustment will be biblical. It will be painful.

            And it didn’t have to be this way, but the solipsism and arrogance of evil people who have always known power and feel entitled to wield it in perpetuity is boundless.

            https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/luongo-why-fed-raised-75bps-how-break-davos-crowd

  7. Premium gas is 5.399 today, and more, even. So your dollars spent on fuels are worth about 47 percent of what the price of premium was at 2.599 USD. Ten gallons of premium gas is now 53.99 USD, used to be 25.99 USD two years ago.

    The only answer is to drive 1/3 of the distances you used to go when gas was expensive at prices less than half of what they are now.

    The goal is to cause maximum harm to the people who make the country go, who want to live long and prosper. The powers that want to control the game, need to be given the benefit of the doubt, they are doing their best to cause and foment discord, no doubt there. Evidently, that is the game they want to play.

    You’ll be miserable and be forced to suffer for the rest of your meaningless life, nothing can be done to avoid the trip to hell on earth. Paid for by you, in fact.

    What can we do with all of these useless people?

    You eat food for maybe an hour each day while dining. Maybe two if you are in a tuxedo in a famous chef’s restaurant. One of those sushi bars in Tokyo that is 200 dollars for a plate of some million dollar blue fin tuna fresh off the boat would be another meal not worth missing.

    Therefore, you are a useless eater one to two hours or so each day, the rest of the day you’re a useless person breathing air.

    Bugs aren’t on the menus at high end restaurants, strangely enough. Klouse was disappointed. Only the elite are served bugs three meals per day.

    So for approximately 22 to 23 hours each day, you breathe air, drink some water and beverages. You are basically a breatharian for most of each day.

    Another SIL triple-vaccinated tested positive for covidiocy, has symptoms, achy and sniffles, so the vaccine does not work.

    Wears off in less than a year or so, then you are vulnerable to get sick with Covid.

    • People get sick. Always have. Always will. The mystery gene therapy shots likely harm your immune system. Doesn’t “wear off.” More beer time.

      • I was called TWICE by some dingbat who said she was with the California Department of Health, wanting to schedule me for the “Jab”. The second time, getting impatient with the “sales pitch”, I just told her that I’ve had the same doctor at Kaiser for 20 years, and he and I are sufficient to figure my health needs, including vaccinations or OTHER potions and elixirs. Then I hung up.

        • Hi Doug,

          I handle such calls by reciting lines from Deliverance. Beginning with: “You ain’t never gonna get down to Aintree.” Try it – I think you’ll enjoy it!

          • Hi Eric

            New Fossil Fuel Fan: Obama Orders 2,500-Gallon Propane Storage For Vacation Home

            Of course, to Obama and other ruling elites, “doing something” means imposing expectations on society they don’t apply to themselves. From Obama’s fossil fuel indulgence at his 29-acre vacation estate, to lockdown enthusiast Gavin Newsom dining in maskless comfort with 21 guests while he limited indoor dining for others, to gun control-advocating politicians who live under the protection of “assault rifles,” examples abound.

            Indeed, this isn’t even the first display of elite hypocrisy at Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard mansion.

            Last August, while Democrats and liberal elites were still relentlessly shaming Americans into embracing a dystopian “new normal” life of social isolation and promoting hysteria over the Delta variant of Covid-19, Obama threw a celebrity-studded 60th birthday party for himself, with hundreds of guests.

            the double-speak involved is intensely characteristic of the reversal of reality practised by satanists…..black is white….. up is down….bad is good
            do as we say not as we do……inversion typical of leftists…the rules don’t apply to them….

            Demons invert/reverse all that they touch. The psychopath uses the same trick.

            https://www.zerohedge.com/political/new-fossil-fuel-fan-obama-orders-2500-gallon-propane-storage-vacation-home

  8. One thing That strikes me is that the Orange man just wantonly squandered tremendous political capital in the wake of the Covfefe Virus.

    The will of the public was at its zenith in early 2020 to take actions that a true leader and champion of the people would have taken—but didn’t.

    What actions, pray tell?

    Well first of all, he should have put in place serious restrictions on travel and immigration. The Orange Man had the perfect opportunity to point out what happens when we don’t control our borders—people with dangerous diseases come in and spread those diseases. And some of those diseases make the the Covfefe Virus look like a case of the sniffles. The Orange Man should have sealed the borders posthaste, up to and including stationing the military on our borders and denying entry to anyone obviously sick or from China, Italy, or other hot spots.

    He should have taken measures to keep us self-reliant when it comes to critical goods like medical supplies, as well as natural resources, and maintained stocks of PPE, critical medications, etc. He should have taken action to re-onshore production through tax and regulatory policy.

    He should have federalized the entire response and not let liberal governors run roughshod over their constituents. (Personally, I think a lot of these governors were taking out their vengeance for Trump’s tax bill that capped state and local tax deductions, and thus financially pressured big spending blue states…or maybe in the case of PA, MI, and WI, they were pissed Trump won in their states!)

    He should have focused efforts on protecting the most vulnerable (elders in nursing homes, people with certain chronic diseases, etc.) and let life go on for most everyone else with common sense precautions.

    He should have pushed for policies that, among other things, decouple your health benefits from your job, rein in the greed of Big Pharma and the Medical Industrial Complex, and allow for paid sick leave so you don’t have to come to work sick.

    He should have taken advantage of the crash in oil prices and other commodities to max out our strategic reserves and lock in low long-term prices.

    But he did none of those things. Which proves that he is not a competent leader. And that is why I will be highly displeased if he runs again, and why I will not support him if he runs again.

  9. “If the Orange Man understood that the odious little man was, in fact, an enemy – which the facts made clear – why did he allow him to speak in his name? To stand at the podium with the president’s seal on it – and with the president, himself, standing quietly by his side?”
    “…who didn’t have the guts to declare the “emergency” over long after it was clear there was no emergency.”

    The facts were clear? The emergency was over with? Now there’s some of the best 20/20 hindsight I’ve seen in a long time.

    Fauci (aka God) enumerated the rolling “facts” at the podium, echoed by the FDA and CDC butt kissers, and they all were not to be questioned, period. The mRNA “vaccine” was the cure, period. No politician or business man or common man could possibly know otherwise. No one dare fail to prostrate themselves before The Fauci or question his infinite wisdom.

    Had Hillary been elected, she and all of us would have similarly suffered The Fauci fallout as well.

    The Pfizer and Moderna dictator stakeholders in the NIH, CDC and FDA made fortunes. The Covid is the greatest transfer of wealth since the Romans took Carthage. (Don’t forget, the Janssen (J&J) vaccine, not available for profiteering, was whacked because a few dozen of 18 million people suffered blood clots and a handful died. mRNA was absolutely safe, of course, and don’t dare suggest otherwise.)

    And to this day, the Fauci/CDC/FDA overlords continue to reign and backup the “emergency” decrees of the autocrats in state governments and federal agencies. TO THIS DAY, QUESTION ANY OF IT AND YOU GET DOXXED AND CANCELLED.

    My 20/20 hindsight: if Trump had been re-elected, none of the economic, supply and energy disasters occurring now would be happening under his America First policies regardless of all of Eric’s other Orange Man TDS blather. $2.25/gal fuel. Afghan zealots under thumb. Putin emasculated. My 401K! But, but, those mean tweets!!!!! Snivel. Whimper. Oh, my libertarian sensibilities!!

    Biden vowed to end fossil fuels and 81 million identity politics and Stasi voters were fine with that.

    BTW, “Fauci” should be an explicative. Whip up The Finger, “Fauci you pal!”

    • Re: “The Covid is the greatest transfer of wealth since the Romans took Carthage.”

      The Big Swindle of 2020–2022

      what has happened as a big swindle, perhaps the biggest in American history. It’s all about the transfer of wealth from the poor and middle class to the rich, from small businesses to large ones, from the people to the government.

      https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-big-swindle-of-2020-22_4529880.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=ZeroHedge

    • Hi Haakon.

      You mean this is a bit more complicated than simply joining in a round of Orange Man Bad!? 🙂

      Unless one understands the reality of corruption, power and status back in Mordor on the Potomac, one tends to make unwarranted assumptions. Some forget what happened to the last president that ran afoul of the MIC and intel communities… Not to mention that anyone who gets Selected as president, is part of one group of so called “elites” or another. Mix in Trumps ego, and the only wonder is that he managed to get as much done as he did.

      Anyone playing the game at that level is the hostage of their staff. They simply can’t know what they don’t know. Especially if they didn’t climb up the usual path that politicians do to get there. Trump is a once in a life time event. Its no wonder that the Ministry of Truth has TDS. They have blown him up to some type of Bond super villain. So did many in the establishment GOP. Mix in people who are disappointed he didn’t simply wave his magic
      wand of Power™ and get what they wanted done, and you have the situation we find ourselves in. The last two years have been very instructive. Lets take some of those lessons and apply them as we move forward.

      • Hi BJ,

        To state that “Anyone playing the game at that level is the hostage of their staff” is to absolve Trump of responsibility for his actions. Was he forced to let Fauci take over his presidency? Forced to wear a “mask” – and thereby legitimate the wearing of them? Was he powerless to state publicly that the “threat” posed by the “virus” was being deliberately, wildly exaggerated? To explain to people that a “case” is not the same as even getting sick?

        Did he not say, “take the guns, due process later”? Did he have to say that?

        Why does he continue to push the drugs he enabled?

        The answer is that he is either utterly feckless – a man who has not taken the time to look into and understand what has been going on – or he is a part of it.

        • Hi Eric.

          Being a hostage of ones staff, doesn’t absolve on of the responsibility for the decisions one makes. It simply means that since that’s the reality, you’d damn well better be VERY careful about choosing your staff. Trump wasn’t. Nature took its course.

          In situations like that, your chief of staff MUST have a broad knowledge of the Rules of the Game. As well as a very broad knowledge base of personnel domains of knowledge and master level people skills. Couple all of that with being loyal and trustworthy, and its no wonder that most politicians make bone headed, tone deaf mistakes.

          As you know, I’m not a fan of the Bad Old Orange Man. But then I was never looking for a savior, nor expecting him to be anything more than a flawed human being.

          What I was expecting was pretty much what happened. He disrupted the Progs various plans for a few years, made their heads explode, and confused and enraged his own sides establishment. Whats not to like? 🙂

      • BJ,
        Trump grew up seeing the workings of New York politics and the NY and national elites, and knows damn well who’s who and how the game is played, and all that it entails. He was never anything more than an actor from the day he started campaigning. He didn’t believe in the things he said (Which is why he fulfilled none of his promises)- He was just playing a part, and saying what the audience to whom was seeking to appeal wanted to hear.

        Talk a good game and gain a following…then even if you do nothing, or even do things which are antithetical to what ya say, you still retain most of your followers, since they are so easily wooed by words and conjured emotions.

        This is true of all politicians. They are actors who put on a show for the public; public relations- but what they really do and who they really serve is rarely seen or perceived. I would guarantee you that Trump has nothing but contempt for the people who support and cheer him, and thinks they are idiots.

        Remember, this is the guy who happily used eminent domain to take away old ladies houses when he was still a private citizen….. The guy who cheated small businessmen out of millions by declaring bankruptcy as a private businessman…the guy who as POTUS pardoned murderers and thieves, while fostering the prosecution of innocents and heroes, like Assange, while at the same time doing NOTHING when he had the opportunity to truly clear some serious scum out of the Swamp by having the Clinton-Epstein thing handed to him on a platter…and did NOTHING. (And it is unlikely that he would have had to worry about his safety in doing that, as it would have been way too obvious- and regardless, shouldn’t the person who ultimately sends kids off to kill and be killed in foreign wars for the cause of the global elite be brave instead of a coward? Many who serve him do so under oath of bravery and potential sacrifice of their own lives just to protect one person- and yet that person is not required to risk his skin and wealth for the good of 300 million people?).

        • Nunzio,

          What’s the old saying, that politics is show business for ugly people? Another question is: how chummy was Trump with Epstein? Finally, how chummy was he with the Clintons? Didn’t refuse to prosecute Hillary, saying that she’d been hurt enough? I don’t know; I seem to remember that…

        • Hi Nunz.

          We both know that those Selected to be president are badly flawed at best. I’ve never made excuses for the bad old Orange Man. What I have done is attempt to explain the details involved. But I must take exception to one of your above points. Being an observer, is not the same as being an active participant. Its like the difference between watching a Destiny 2 or Final Fantasy 14 raid on You Tube, and being in the raid. Not to mention the Swamp back in DC is much, MUCH worse than even the sewers of NYC politics. That in no way excuses Trumps actions in actions. But it does square with the reality that exists.

          We don’t need yet another savior. What we need is for individual people to start taking personal responsibility for their actions in actions. It all starts with the individual, as it always must. Which is why its such a vast and up hill fight. Each person who does that, is one fewer that will have to be dealt with, as we move into what is shaping up to be a grim future. But its not without hope. Our God will always provide a way forward, for those creative and intelligent enough to see it and walk its path.

          • **”We don’t need yet another savior. What we need is for individual people to start taking personal responsibility for their actions in actions.”**

            Exactly, Beej. That is probably the biggest evil of ‘democracy’ and politics in general- It diverts the individual from taking action and responsibility over their own lives and famblies and businesses, and instead channel much of their thoughts and efforts toward the collective, and to controlling others via their vote.

            To slightly pervert an old saying: Most people really don’t want liberty, they want a dictator who agrees with them. So in an election, no matter who wins, ya get a dictator- it’s just a question of which crowd he pleases.

    • Hi Haakon,

      Where to start?

      Let’s begin with “20/20 hindsight.” Well, I and many others had the foresight to see and understand that placing a Diaper over one’s face served no purpose other than to further spread the weaponization of hypochondria. I never wore one. Orange Man did. Did he not see or understand?

      Or, did he?

      Next: It was clear, just months into the “pandemic,” that the threat was being deliberately, grossly overstated – as I and others stated way back then, when we pointed out the fact that a “case” (as reported by the media) is not the same as a case, in the hospital. Orange Man didn’t understand the distinction? Then the man is an ass.

      Orange Man still doesn’t understand – as he continues to push the Jabs. And claim they have “saved millions of lives.”

      He never even tried to prevent Fauci from weaponizing hypochondria. The apologia that he had no authority to fire him is ludicrous because he had the power to not hand him the microphone and step aside to give him a podium.

      I never gave a damn about his Tweets.

      If he cared about being criticized by the hysterics and “doxxed” then he is a coward. I don’t care about it and I’m just a guy writing about the failures of this blowhard.

      And as far as all of the miseries we now suffer being avoidable, had he not been removed – yes, absolutely. But why was he removed? Because he failed to prevent his removal – or even try to. He gave us an “emergency” instead.

      And we are still in it.

      People who still believe in the Orange Man are not all that different from people who still wear “masks.” Facts that contradict their beliefs are intolerable; those who state them are heretical.

  10. The Orange Fraud’s continued shilling for the spike injection is simply unforgivable. He’s all-in. He was never bamboozled, and his reliance on the garden gnome who looks weirdly like Howard The Duck was not misguided.

  11. The best government is no government.

    Tell me why we need an organization(s) that take over 50% of our earnings and that is never enough so they borrow more (30+trillion… probably over 100 trillion if you include state/local cartel borrowing) in our name,,, property taxes that if not paid results in loss of that property,,, license fees and registration fees to drive on the roads we paid for or forced payments into a social security system that is constantly being robbed.

    Tell me how we need a government money that is almost worthless today. Eric stats a loss of 15% since Biden but that is what government tells us,,, it is really 25-30%. $10,000 in 1970 is now valued at $1,377.
    In 1970 they passed a Banking act that required you to explain why you needed more than $10,000. So today in buying power you have to explain to mama gov why you are spending more than $1377 dollars. Soon with hyper inflation almost everything will exceed $10000. You’ll soon spend hours filling out form 8300 to explain why you exceeded 10 grand at you local grocery store.

    Tell me again how government has maintained ‘law and order’. Seattle,,, Minneapolis, LA, Boston and on and on. How many school shootings has the fbi prevented again?

    Tell me how we need government to protect our borders our culture.

    Tell me how government protected your yobs by offshoring all production and the skills and decent pay that went with them to a country that is now said enemy number 1. 54,000 dead in Viet Nam and now you buy their products with glee.

    Tell me why we are to put everything at risk to go to war with another country that is doing nothing to us. Exactly what has Ukraine done for you? Russia, Iran?, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Serbia, Yugoslavia, Somalia, et all while everyone that has more than two brain cells know who done nine/eleven.

    Tell me again why we need government to determine how many refineries are needed,,, when, where and how much oil can be used,,, the size of our toilets,,, the wattage of our lights,,, the type of cars we are allowed,,, dictate the type of power we use, how much we use and what we use it for.

    Tell me we need someone to tell us our very breathing is destroying the planet and they must eliminate us and take everything we own to save us.

    Tell me that we need a government that allows corporations and mad billionaires to dictate what we eat,,, pays farmers to not produce food,,, allows the medical cartel to determine what drugs are allowed and require a doctors script to purchase them,,, to demand we take medication we don’t want, that we know to be dangerous.

    Tell me what part(s) of the supreme law the government has not completely eviscerated and that every protection afforded us by the so called constitution is nullified. Yes, that includes the 2nd as any law on the books presently is unconstitutional.

    Tell me again how voting or one candidate will stop all the above. Note I left out the decadent and depraved government schools, the out of control CPS, law enforcement, military, et al to keep comment size reasonable.

    Tell me again how badly we need government to keep us free and brave!

  12. 1) Trump is not particularly intelligent nor is he knowledgeable. He has the confidence that only comes from ignorance.
    2) But even we are to suppose Trump understood what covid is, the ‘walking sickness’ in Wells’ “Things to Come”, a pestilence being used to justify a technocratic world order, what would happen to the Orange man if he acted to stop the technocrats? Let’s just say he wouldn’t make it back to the White House from Dallas.
    3) Trump is not JFK. JFK understood what would likely happen to him and Trump wasn’t about to go that far. Trump wouldn’t even go as far as early first term Ronald Reagan. Ronnie of course survived but he played ball after that.

    Of course the Biden thing is a willing participant while Trump was a speed bump.

    • It’s notable that John Hinckley was released from formal supervision today. His family and the Bushes go WAAAAAY back. Could he be some crazed, delusional, misguided dolt that managed to get close to the President with a sidearm and got off several shots, one uncannily ricocheting off the INSIDE of the Presidential limousine’s door and striking the President in the left side, just under his arm? Somehow it seems there was more afoot, but good luck PROVING it. Hinckley proved the “useful idiot”, and the fix was in to give him a cushy confinement in the loony bin.

  13. I voted for Trump in 2016 as many others did as a raised middle finger at our ruling class. I did so reluctantly in 2020 since the alternative (as proven by present experience) was so horrific to contemplate. I even waited in line for 30 minutes to do so in my reliably red county, especially since my state is often a swing state.

    But not anymore. I might vote for local offices, but I won’t make the mistake of voting in another federal election. It’s rigged. The system swallows all those who’d reform it. When they decide they’ve had enough of the people’s “temper tantrum,” they just rig the votes in an effort aided by the Orange Man’s fecklessness. We can’t vote our way out of this. The only way to fix this is to get rid of the present system and install a new one. Hopefully that happens peacefully.

    • Yeah, the First Continental Congress sent its petition to King George III to repeal the Intolerable Acts, and the good King said, “terribly sorry about that, chaps” and relented.

      There’s a push to disarm the American public for a REASON…the prime one being, these grifters and criminals are SCARED, and they’ve got reason to be. I recommend a reading of the Turner Diaries. Even though I don’t agree with quite a few premises, and it’s vision that somehow the nuclear assets of our country could be easily seized (Dr. Pierce evidently didn’t understand the concept of a permissive action link), the idea that white people would one day decide they’d have enough and resort to guerilla warfare to throw off their oppressors frightens the hell out of them. Perhaps there will be a way for freedom to be regained without the wanton violence in that novel, but there will come a point where we must risk likely death, or submit meekly to enslavement and hope the chains are light and don’t chafe.

  14. I guess I wasn’t aware that it actually mattered who/what I voted for. The regime does whatever it wants anyway. The consent of the governed may be fracturing, but the illusion remains (at least, for now).

    That is what the face diapers and baptism by holy Needle was all about, maintaining that illusion.

    Something else is just around the corner, maybe something better but also maybe something worse. The table is set, but the battlefield is your mind. You (and everyone else) decide who wins. But not that way. Not the way everyone thinks. The struggle occurs within, and is won or lost within, long before external events catch up.

  15. The shortcomings Eric points out here about Cheeto Man are true of course. And we all know there’s a hell of a lot more we could call him out on. So the question that needs asking is why in the world is this guy still so popular among Republicans? Seems perplexing… but maybe it’s not.

    I see some eerie similarities between these people’s regard for this huckster, and those common folk of the 3rd Reich era with their hero Adolph. But then again this is a common peculiarity within politics after all. Trump always seemed to be able to say the right things that obviously attracted a lot of supporters. However, I wish that were the case for their devotion but sadly it’s not the major factor here. No, it has more to do with people’s pocketbooks.

    People always look to politicians to be able to get something for nothing (that means free stuff for those of you in California) and Trump supporters are no different. And the proof of the pudding? Just look at Trump’s budgets & deficits during his term in office. When Trump was inaugurated in January of 2017 the national debt stood at about $20 trillion. When he left it had grown to $28 trillion. That’s about a 39% increase. With spending like that isn’t it quite clear now why he still has the supporters he has?

    • Hi Dave,

      Yup. I began to really clue in to this phenomenon when I attended some Tea Part events back in the day. I discovered that many of these “opponents” of “big government” and the taxes that finance it were much opposed to me, when I questioned being made to pay for Social Security and taxes on the home I will never own – to pay for government schools I don’t use or support.

      • Their scope is still limited. What’s not often clear to many “conservatives” is that Government taking by force to “do good”, even if the stated objective is noble, is STILL evil and tyranny of itself. The much-reviled Nazi regime did actually do a LOT of good by both right-wing and left-wing standards, things such as starting an anti-smoking program, research into the effects of tobacco (Hitler didn’t smoke and didn’t allow it in his presence), set up homes for unwed mothers (Lebensborn), initiated re-forestation and conservation projects, and the beginnings of today’s Autobahn. The last was only about 15% completed when WWII broke out, but considering how long it takes to get a freeway built, if ever, in American these days, that there was as much built in only five years is a remarkable administrative and engineering achievement. It was more than a showpiece, it was intended to facilitate the movement of troops and equipment across the Reich…and it DID…but they were under command of General George S. Patton!

        • Hi Doug,

          Certainly! Of course, the problem is that once one accepts the premise of one’s opponent, one is now in fundamental agreement with one’s opponent and thereby rendered helpless to argue with him at a foundational level. This is why Republicans lose. They are foundationally Leftists in that they do not disagree with Leftists that “government” – when they control it – has the moral right to dispose of the property and rights of other people, provided it is done for a purpose the Republicans support, such as Social Security or “the troops” or “the schools.”

          It seems to me the only way to effectively oppose the Left is to oppose using “government” to dispose of the property and rights of other people – period. If it is morally wrong to steal a dollar via “taxes” then it is wrong to steal a penny. And it is vitally important to understand that if one countenances the theft of a penny, one has conceded the inevitable theft of the rest of that dollar.

          No “good cause” attained by force via harming other who’ve caused you no harm ever ends up good. When Republicans come to understand that, they may someday have real success arguing with the Left.

          • Indeed Eric, given the power to tax a thing, income for example, there’s nothing but gravity and friction keeping the state from taxing it at 100%

          • Hi Eric.

            Any Republicans (or anyone else) who ceases to see coercive government as legitimate is no longer Republican. At that point they are by definition libertarians. 🙂

            Foundation. You own yourself and your works. What is wrong for one person to do, is wrong for ten or a hundred or a billion people to do. Delegating what is wrong, doesn’t make it less wrong.

            Remember the old meme? “libertarianism, the radical idea that other people are not your property”. These ideas are so foundational and basic, even the typical low information voter could understand them. If one could only present the ideas to them.

            That reality is why the gangs “educational system” exists, and why its cronies control the mass/social media. Their entire scam is based on apathy and ignorance. Breaking that system is of critical importance. But I’d say that the last two years has been quite productive in that regard.

            Many more parents have pulled their children out of the gangs indoctrination camps, and are ignoring their Ministry of Truth. Ron Paul’s home schooling course has seen many, many more applicants. We will have to see what happens next.

  16. I sincerely hope the Orange Man doesn’t run again, and leaves room for a Ron DeSantis or Rand Paul, but I know that’s unlikely. The Orange Cult is still strong, and they continue to ignore his failures.

    • It’s basically going to keep going until it blows up.

      People live “being proactive” until it comes time to actually do the things that are required to be proactive. Then they do t want to, because it seems like extra work, and wasteful. So they don’t. Then it blows up in their face, and they wonder what the hell happened. Over and over again.

    • My spider sense tells me that if Trump runs, he’s going to choose DeSantis as VP. He has already relocated to NJ for the summer, so that when it becomes time, he can pick DeSantis, as the Pres and the VP cannot apparently live in the same state.

      I don’t know that Trump is all bad or all good. I know he kept Peter Navarro throughout his term. Navarro is a solid guy. That’s the only good thing he did, imo. That and slightly toughening the US position on trade.

      Otherwise, it’s time for a new abomination.

      • ‘the Pres and the VP cannot apparently live in the same state.’ — swamprat

        That’s right. But it didn’t stop G. W. Bush and Dick Cheney, both residents of Texas, from running in 2000.

        Cheney spuriously claimed to be from Wyoming, though he hadn’t lived there in years.

        Nor did the dead-letter constitution stop two foreign-born aliens — Barky O’Bummer of Kenya and Johnny McShame of Panama — from running against each other in 2008.

        One would not be surprised if ‘Biden’ nominates his horse Incitatus to the cabinet next year, after most of them flee following the D-party electoral debacle in November.

      • I think you nailed it, Swamp! As I posted below (with link) DeSantis is out there already cuddling up to the Joos.
        [Note for newcomers to my comments: References to Jews are not refering to the average Jew on the street- but rather to the cabal who oversee the erection of woprld governance]

  17. It may be difficult for people to see, considering the little play that the DC actors put-on for us, but things likely would have been no different if the former R (who was previously a long-time D) were still on the stage. For instance, would we still have the Russian sanctions and the supporting of the Neo-Nazi regime in the Yoo-crane if the R were still on the stage? You bet! You can’t mean to tell me that his funding of [with our money] the biggest military budget ever in the history of the world was just a coincidence. No…it was a part of the plan which the R dutifully fulfilled for the people who really run the show, laying the groundwork for the subsequent D, just as he did with the phony flu BS and “Operation Warp Speed“. …Just as the R started the massive inflation when he signed “CARES” (Which, of course, the D dutifully continued).

    Did the suckers who voted for (two times, no less) Slick Willy know that he would strengthen Federal prohibition and prosecution of marry-jew-wanna “crimes”, or enact welfare reform? If they had, they likely would not have voted for ‘it’ (and his wife, Bloody Hilary)….but people don’t “get” the overall picture; they instead concern themselves with the little “issues” which are defined by the media, such as the decreeing of how many bathrooms and for whom a business must provide, or the variety of socialized(tyrannized) Big Pharma medicine they must be subject to (and not rather whether or not such should even exist!), as libtards battle conservaturds in order to force their particular worldview and ethos onto their neighbor while demanding that their neighbor’s money be used to fund the propagation of such things.

    And no one seems to notice that with every subsequent election, the tyranny, and destruction of our country and culture just grows exponentially- “But we’ll show them! We’ll vote for a different pre-selected candidate next time!”. (Which is why, every election day, I cast my vote into the porcelain ballot bowl, and send it to a place which is much less stinky than DC, by turning the little handle and flushing- and at least I accomplish something positive and feel better afterwards).

    • Yup, how about we just don’t vote at all. It obviously makes no difference. We’re never gonna vote our way out of this mess

      • Yep, Floriduh. Trump was damage control. If it weren’t for his act and the foisting of the phony ‘pandemic’ to take everyone’s mind off reality, the good people may have actually ceased being pacified by the stage show, and might have actually started doing for themselves, and become less controllable. But give ’em some nice words (Just words…not actions) and it will keep their hope and faith in the system alive.

      • Thats where I’m at. You hit the nail on the head awhile back in a comment you made here. The only way to turn this boat around is to hold the local perps accountable. We know where they live and work, and they need to know we know, IRL.

      • Indeed, Floriduh, all voting does is lend them credence. “This is what the people want”. In spite of being elected by 25% or less of the eligible voters, as Eric has pointed out before. I refer to an antiwar sentiment from the late ’60s, “what if they gave an election and nobody came?”. From where would they get their mandate?

      • How could we?

        We voted our way into this mess.

        Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, while expecting different results (in other words, all of human history).

  18. Trump served one temporary political purpose. Allowing the voters to explain to the Psychopaths In Charge that voters were not pleased with them. That purpose ended the moment he took office. What good he may have done, whether intentional or accidental, is balanced with, if not exceeded by the evils he allowed to befall us, and in a number of cases, encouraged.
    I sincerely hope that if he decides to run in 2024, he is soundly and quickly rejected. Fool me once, shame on me.

      • Or in the eloquence of GW Bush, fool me once, shame on, shame on you, but fool me you fool me, uh uh uh, you can’t get fooled again!

    • Not only that, John, but more importantly, it kept most of the ‘malcontents'[sic] from going off the ranch and actually doing something; it gave them hope and kept them quiet, and brought them back to the poltical theater, which they were beginning to realize had not been offering any programs for them. That being accomplished, now they are neutralized, and are content to keep participating for another decade or so, on the hope that they can ‘get their guy back in office ” (though he did absolutely nothing for their cause, but rather fostered the tyranny and other evils we are now experiencing)…or ‘that another reasonable facsimile of the same thing’ will arise to save them by also doing nothing, while still carrying out the goals of those whom they really work for.

      Hope springs eternal for the American voter. Step right up and see the show…another one born every sixty seconds!

      • Nunzio,
        Because they did not realize, or accept, he had served his purpose, and expected him to actually do something about it. Which he had never demonstrated that he would. Suggested, yes, demonstrated, far from it. indeed, “hope springs eternal for the American voter”. They still think, as does the Libertarian Party, the system is just fine, if only…………
        Not realizing the system has been broken for more than a hundred years. Ever since the 16th, and 17th amendments and the federal reserve act, all in 1913. And even before that, in the War of Northern Aggression. We’ve been pretending for a long time.

        • ‘Not realizing the system has been broken for more than a hundred years. Ever since the 16th, and 17th amendments and the federal reserve act, all in 1913. And even before that, in the War of Northern Aggression.’ — John Kable

          The Fall of the American Republic, condensed into a single paragraph.

          Well done.

          • Thanks Jim. I long ago realized that in writing, less is more. The more reasoned one’s argument, the less it takes to express it. If one’s argument is NOT reasoned, one can go on for hours, and say nothing. I typically write whatever comes to mind, and then start deleting.

    • The question is by who? If he is rejected in the primaries, good. If he is rejected at the general, we get Brandon. I would rather vote for Trump than Brandon, for he is infinitely worse. Timing is everything.

  19. Your article caused me to think of this section of a link I posted on The Diaper Report the other day, specifically, this part:

    “An understanding of power elite analysis is the “litmus test” separating real libertarians from alternative lifestyle dilettantes dabbling in free market theory. This examination of causal relationships regarding the nature and scope of political power, who has it and how it is exercised, is crucial to understanding the State as organized crime.” …

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2012/01/charles-burris/who-rules-america/

  20. Trump was an awful President, pure scum. Talk about a zio fellating bitch, hard to beat Trump on that one. Every person he hired turned on him, stabbed him in the back, and now his own daughter. A complete joke of a President who folded every time he was challenged and weirdly millions still support in their ignorance. One of the first early signs of the disaster his Presidency would turn into was his refusal to veto the abomination of a budget the Congreess sent him the first year which gave like five cents for his “wall”. He threw the hnorable Michael Flynn under the bus within three weeks of inauguration. He completely flipped out on the Russian collusion hoax and did a 180 on having friendlier ties with the Russians. He started sending lethal aid to Ukraine, expanding our nuclear arsenal, bombing and occupying Syria, assasinating an Iranian general on Israel’s orders, contemplating assasinating Assange, rejecting due process for seizing guns, etc etc.

    How do you turn a businessman into a murderer? Elect him.

    • Mark, the first sign of what DJT really was, was evident when he selected Pense as his ‘running mate’. He preached all of that fine-sounding “Repeal it on day one…lock her up…cut the red tape…America first…baseball and apple pie…” verbiage….while partnering with a died-in-the-wool Neocon-Zionist….

      Gme over before it ever began. He took off his former D mask and put on the R (and J) one (Why not? His daugher is married to a J). Although the J(or Z) mask is really his true face- as shiwn in a 1999 interview on a mass-media ‘news’ show, in which he was already stating that ” ‘we’ need to do something about Iran”.

      Same deal with this Youngkin dude in VA. who refused to take a stand on the 2A, and has all of the requisite MIC/WEF etc. background….but who is hoped to be the savior of the state because he trumpets ‘conservative values’ as contrasted with the former governor’s libtard crap.

      Say a few things that the good people like, and they will ignore everything else, whether through ignorance, or merely because they want to have something to believe in- an option which costs little (just flick a little lever)…and which subsquently accomplishes even less.

  21. Yeah, during 2020, Trump stood at the podium looking like, “Which way did he go, George? Which way did he go?” PATHETIC!

    Trump could’ve fired Fauci. He could’ve ended the state of emergency. He could’ve withheld money from the authoritarian governors. Isn’t that one of DC’s favorite tricks? If you don’t go along with what they want, they cut off the money? He could’ve held his rallies. He could’ve held the GOP convention in person. He did so many things to ENABLE the BS narrative.

    There were other things he could’ve done to stop the rioting, for example. While he may not have been able to send in the Army, Marines, or National Guard after them, he could have starved them in to submission. How? By FREEZING the assets of George Soros, who bankrolled a lot of it! He could’ve frozen the assets of BLM & Antifa. It’s not as a POTUS or the gov’t never froze assets before. Anyone remember FDR freezing Japanese assets prior to WWII? Anyone remember Jimmy Carter freezing Iranian assets during the 1979 hostage crisis? And what about the IRS freezing and/or seizing personal assets? That happens every day! Why weren’t these options used?

    I did a little digging, and it turns out that George Soros and Donald Trump did business in the past. Soros helped Trump build the Trump Hotel Chicago. With that in mind, was Trump BEHOLDEN to George Soros? Was he Soros’ bitch? It certainly SEEMS like it! Oh and BTW, you can read about Soros’ financing of Trump Hotel Chicago right here: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2004-10-28-0410280265-story.html

    Oh, and Trump COULD have sent the Feds after BLM & Antifa! Why? What was their favorite weapon of choice during the 202 riots that caused billions in damage? It was the Molotov cocktail, wasn’t it? Well, according to Federal law, Molotov cocktails are considered “destructive devices” DDs include things like Molotov cocktails, IEDs, etc. DDs are ILLEGAL! Because of that, Trump could have and should have sent BATF after them. Now, whether the Federal law in question and/or BATF are Constitutional is the subject of another debate. The fact of the mater is that, while he was POTUS, Trump had these options open to him. Why didn’t he EXCERCISE THEM?

    In closing, Trump had options open to him. He didn’t exercise them. After 2020, I thought he was weak, feckless, and pathetic! I was like, DO something! You have options available. Why not use them? I was-I can’t describe it. AFAIAC, he ENABLED the rigged election! As you pointed out Eric, he opened the door to his defeat. Those are my thoughts…

  22. Never understood how some politician can declare an “emergency” and then just rule by mandate, as we’ve seen these past few years. Everyone needs to grow a pair and just go about their business, “emergency” be damned.
    For myself I’m declaring a financial emergency, and because of that I no longer have to pay taxes. 😆

    • ‘For myself I’m declaring a financial emergency, and because of that I no longer have to pay taxes.’ — Mike+in+Boston

      Follow the trail blazed by Bill and Hitlary: start a charitable foundation; put your family members on the payroll; write off your travel and entertainment expenses as foundation business.

      It’s “all legal.”

      Don’t do it the crude, fraudulent way like Hunter and the Big Guy, who are gonna get caught.

      If Orange Man Bad declares his candidacy, he’s gonna get caught too, whether he did anything or not.

      Democrats run the system. The system is fixed six ways to Sunday.

    • I completely ignored the soft martial law that was put in place following the Boston Marathon shenanigans in ’13.

      When I got home, a neighbor admonished, “we were told to stay home.” Cradle of the American Revolution, eh?

      • Me too Myles, was a nice day to be out for a walk and I got the same reaction from “friends”. Between that and the plandemic I discovered I had only a few actual friends, they all were willing to do as they were told. If only boobus americanus would realize we waaay outnumber the control freaks it would be so easy to laugh at them and ignore their “mandates”. Sadly as you mentioned, here in the city where the revolution got going everyone is an obedient sheep.

  23. what I dont get is what happens to people when they move into political circles. forget the Orange man – one thing Rand Paul recently said really hilights this – he said he would disband the NIH, and instead of stopping there – said he would then make 3 new regulatory agencies to take its place and carry out its “job”.

    I suspect his father would have know better. Now I know Rand Paul is by far one of the better ones in the swamp – but I guess he too has evolved to survive or even thrive in it…. and I guess that is the problem with the political system.

    • Nasir,
      Rand Paul is not his father, and I’m sure he’s aware he isn’t. Ron maintained political recognition in spite of his constant well justified attacks on the status quo. In order for him to maintain his political recognition, Rand is likely convinced he has to play ball a little bit. Not excusing him, just pointing out the facts.

  24. A few were overbooked – because they were understaffed. Does anyone remember the hospital ship sent to New York City that just sat empty in the water – for months?

    They weren’t understaffed. The “staff” in hospitals is now so specialized as to not be able to handle anything outside of their very narrow field of study. One might think that someone would figure out how to do some basic training to handle pulmonary triage and treatment to staffers who might not have it, but that’s not how the medical industry works. Liability and specialization mean that they won’t even try to figure it out.

    Deference to higher authority is the default mode in hospitals, especially when it gets you off the hook ie: “I was just following the doctor’s instructions.” And the doctor was following hospital policy, and the admistrators were following the health network manual, which is based on CDC guidelines.

    No one is ever to blame for anything.

  25. Some observations:
    The Trump presidency exposed just how corrupt Wash DC had become.

    Trump was naive in assuming government (especially the executive branch) would work with him after he got elected, he assumed he was their boss. 95% of Wash DC voted against him. If he had any idea what was instore, he should have started layoffs in every dept to 10,000 to 20,000 of them. He could had hired the graduating class of 2017 college idiots to replace and done better and or at least did not cause damage. Would he do that now if got elected?

    We now know how bad the FBI is; all of them are corrupt regime enforcers.

    Trump interfered with the Hillary dynasty. His presidency was simply not possible to the Clintons. He at least may have at least bought us some time.

    Trump was an idiot; trusted corrupt Fauci. He today Trump touts the vaccines are the greatest thing since the moonshot. Covid and the vaccines were designed as bio-warfare to get him unelected, side benefit of killing off the elderly who don’t vote D and are a burden to social security, fear and panic of mass psychosis to control the population.

    Yet to come if the truth gets out: vaccines are the greatest crime against humanity and Trump was a willing part, if not the most integral to their distribution.

    I wouldn’t mind sticking it Liz Cheney’s rear-end to have Trump elected but unfortunately it would be another disaster.

    I hope Desantis doesn’t sell out to woke culture, to McConnell RINO’s or the national narrative to get the nomination, then I have nothing to vote out or to vote for and therefore will not.

  26. It’s true that Trump never was a threat to rein in the national government, but the over-the-top backlash for even talking about limiting it in the teeniest of ways (e.g., rolling back fuel efficiency requirements a little) shows how stupid it is to put your faith in electing the “right person.” Of course Trump’s personality helped to make him a lightning rod, but still it’s astounding what happens when the DC monster detects the slightest threat.

    Jeff Tucker writes about “The Origin and Operation of the US Administrative State”:

    https://brownstone.org/articles/the-origin-and-operation-of-the-us-administrative-state/

    Millions of leviathan’s enforcers couldn’t care less who gets elected because they know they will continue to boss us around at our expense regardless of who the rubes choose.

  27. From News With Views:

    https://newswithviews.com/make-america-florida-the-case-for-desantis/

    Let’s revisit President Trump’s tenure in office. As a teacher, I’m used to giving grades, so here goes: 2017…A+; 2018…A++; 2019…A+++; 2020…F.

    After three glorious years of Trumpian success after success—the economic miracle Obama said could never happen, major tax relief, historically low unemployment, energy independence, the engine of prosperity roaring again—Covid descended upon us.

    The country reeled, having suddenly lost its navigator and Commander-in-Chief. The Dems/Deep State and assorted members of the globalist cabal had found their Kryptonite at last.

    If you recall, Trump’s first response was to say Covid was a hoax. By now many of us know his instinct was right. But that pronouncement no doubt provoked outrage and hysteria among his advisors. I can imagine Ivanka pleading with Daddy to take care of people—after all, how could he say it was a hoax when people were dying?

    Of course he knew the Wuhan flu and the deaths were real—yet it was being played out as a psyop. And as far as the deaths were concerned, he did all he could to help us from the start.

    When Trump learned HCQ was effective, he rushed to get a huge supply for us. When Governor Cuomo was in the midst of murdering elderly New Yorkers, POTUS sent him a huge hospital ship to rescue the nursing home patients. And when he was assured the vaccine would stop the pandemic in its tracks and prevent Americans from dying, he got on board with Operation Warp Speed.

    His failure? He forgot the two words he’d made so famous in his years on The Apprentice: “You’re fired!” That’s what he needed to tell Dr. Fraudster, Madame La Scarf, and a few other strategically-placed traitors bent on destroying America, as it became clear the Fauchian “cure” was far worse than the disease.

    • Hi Mike,

      I’d put it this way: The threat presented by the “virus” was deliberately exaggerated and used to foment mass panic. This is the bone I have to pick with the Orange Man. He could have at least tried to explain that Fauci, et al, were deliberately misleading people, as for example by equating a “case” with someone actually being seriously sick, as in needing medical attention rather than Kleenex. As by refusing to go along with “masking” – by pointing out that not one study has established that wearing “masks” reduces the spread of sickness. But most of all, he had the authority, as president, to lift the “emergency.” He never did so.

      And for that, I will never forgive him – much less vote for him.

      • Eric, in early 2020 it took me about five minutes to find nine randomized controlled trials showing that neither N-95 respirators nor surgical masks nor cloth face coverings had any significant effect on the spread of respiratory viruses. For N-95s (which I have been using for 35 years), it said so right on the box. Now, the results from covid have confirmed it.

        The only explanation that makes sense is mass formation psychosis. When people are hypnotized, facts and reasoning have no effect.

      • Hi Eric

        china benefits more from cv19 then any then any other country

        China behind the bioweapon injection

        zhang yongzhen was the chinese scientist that released the genome data for the so called sa…rs co…v 2 vir….us, this data was used all over the world to put in place masking, lockdowns, destruction of small business and now forced extermination injections and to make, concoct, manufacture the vac……ci,,nes

        This faked data was fed into another software program that produced the mrna vac..ci,,ne in one weekend. ATTENTION: Made in one weekend, zero tests for safety (but the government said 24/7 safe and effective), Normal vac…..cines take 10 years to develop, test, produce.

        ATTENTION: The problem was he used fabricated manipulated data, scientific fraud to fabricate the sars co…v 2 vir…us genome, he used their megahit software program. no controlled experiments were ever done.
        Around the world virologists used 49 different software programs and could never duplicate his results. nobody seems to care………..

        All the ingredients for these shots are made in china

        the germ was the marketing campaign to suck you into the bioweapon shot

        china supplies all the materials used to make drugs and vaccines for all the world so china will make huge profits from the cv19 hoax.

        armies of Chinese bot accounts on Twitter were instrumental in promoting early lockdowns in countries like Italy while bombarding political figures who refused to order strict lockdowns, such as South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, with criticism and abuse.

        Sales must be down……more lockdowns and germ fear promotion to suck other countries into buying more bioweapon shots.

        This chinese professor says china defeated the U.S. with biological warfare.

        https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/watch-communist-professor-declares-us-was-defeated-biological-war-china

    • If you recall, Trump’s first response was to say Covid was a hoax……that changed quickly…..probably was threatened………cv19 = renamed/relabeled flu….lol….

    • The economic successes of 2017,2018,2019 were not successes at all, just more can kicking down the road of the eventual bust that was fueled by even more record government spending and low interest rates from the fed. The economy was slipping near the end of 2019 and fell hard in 2020 when the government forced the recession by shutting everything down. Shortly after the ludicrous printing and further lowereing of interest rates there was a slight recovery, that wasn’t a recovery at all, just more can kicking. The recession we are currently entering right now is squarely the fault of Trump continuing and doubling down on obama’s horrible fiscal and monetary policies of cheap money and record government spending.

  28. Trump did eventually turn to Scott Atlas. Too little, too late. The media would have eviscerated him either way. Sometimes ‘do nothing’ is perfectly good medical advice. It certainly worked for the Nordic countries

    • Hi Mike,

      In re: ” The media would have eviscerated him either way.”

      Yes, certainly. But they did so anyway. Nothing he could have said or done would have made the media look upon him with objectivity or fairness. So – fuck ’em. That would have been the right – and brave – response.

      Had he done it, we might not be paying $5 for gas and have to see a senile kid-sniffer shuffling about.

    • Hi Griff,

      Same here. But if that man runs again, I won’t be voting, at all. He’s either an ignoramus or a grifter. Perhaps both. What he isn’t is principled or brave.

      • Eric – I despise Trump for a lot of the same reasons, but I can’t say I wouldn’t vote for him again. The pain we have all experienced because of the hair plugged thing is real and we will all need some relief. If it looks like T gets it, maybe I won’t vote. I don’t know. I just want better policies than we have now. The politics have taken care of themselves. (I think).

  29. Could never figure why Trump didn’t send the “doctor” packing. It was pretty clear right away his agenda. Why Trump didn’t see that, or didn’t want to see it.

    Granted if he had fired him, he would have spent the next two years on every “news” show but it would have contained the damage more. He would have just been a tv crackpot instead of a tinpot dictator.

  30. ‘As bad as the [Biden] Thing is, it would not have been in a position to cause the cost of fuel to more than double.’ — eric

    Not yet, Eric. But let’s give the man a chance — look what he’s just done:

    ‘President’ Joe Biden on Wednesday called on U.S. oil refining companies to produce more, saying they need to help alleviate the burden of high prices on consumers.

    “At a time of war – historically high refinery profit margins being passed directly onto American families are not acceptable,” the ‘president’ said in a letter to oil companies including Exxon and Chevron.

    ″Companies must take immediate actions to increase the supply of gasoline, diesel, and other refined product,” the letter added. — CNBC

    Ever heard of the capacity cycle, Joe? Guess they didn’t teach that in your Perspectives on Marxism class:

    1. Stop investment in the oil industry with regulatory edicts saying it’s being sunsetted.
    2. Crank demand with QE and stimmy checks.
    3. Shut off supply from Russia “at a time of war.”
    4. Use the resulting high prices to fund investment in new capacity — but only if Big Gov stops its malicious, economically illiterate interference.

    On a personal level, this letter is absolutely characteristic of “Biden.”

    Never taking responsibility for anything, “Biden” readily finds scapegoats to trash for his own feckless, destructive policies.

    Nixon revealingly asserted that “I am not a crook.”

    Biden’s headstone should likewise, counterfactually declare: “I am not a loser.

    • Jim,
      ″Companies must take immediate actions to increase the supply of gasoline, diesel, and other refined product,”
      Which would be a neat trick, since the Biden administration has not, and is not issuing permits to expand refinery capacity. Because Green, don’t you know.

      • Better to ask forgiveness than permission.

        By what right does the fedgov tell refineries how to operate?

        If the oil companies had any balls they’d increase capacity on their own volition, and dare Brandon to see them in court. He will fold. If he doesn’t take it to the court of public opinion. Everyone loves cheap gas. Spell it out. If Brandon loses in real court (most likely) an important precedent will be set. If he wins, the government sta blushes itself further as illegitimate and in the way. undermines itself a little bit more, and loses in the long run.

        • Publius,
          Corporations are limited in their actions. They are a creation of the state, and so are beholden to it. They have no rights the state does not give them, and the state can rescind them at will. They are not human beings, so they have no balls, and their rights are not protected by God, or your preferred deity or divine presence.

        • Large corporations (and small) are largely inordiantely scared of being dragged into a court. Look at how bought off judges have become. Twenty years ago, maybe that kind of stunt would work, but these ass hat faggot judges these days… I don’t know.

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