The Complicit Party . . .

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Why do Republicans always let Democrats win?

Is it because so many Republican officeholders want to be Democrats – or regarded as “good Republicans” by Democrats? Or is it because they are, in fact, Democrats – ideologically in agreement on fundamentals (i.e., socialism) but wanting to see socialism realized at a more gradual pace?

It could also be something worse than all of the above. It could be that Republicans – the ones who control what the Republican Party does – are just . . . stupid.

Put another way, they are not smart enough to understand that when you accept the foundational argument or premise of your opponent, you have agreed with the foundational argument or premise of your opponent. And once you’ve done that, all that remains is haggling over  the details.

Mitch McConnell is such a Republican. He said the following the other day, in regard to accepting the Democrats’ notion that the recent mass shootings must be responded to by enacting more laws that haven’t prevented mass shootings:

Our colleagues have put together a common-sense package of popular steps that will help make these horrifying incidents less likely while fully upholding the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”

Multiple italics necessary.

“Common sense”? According to whom? The Democrats? Who also say it is “common sense” to deny all Americans – except those who are armed in the service of government – from being allowed to possess guns at all?

“Popular steps”? Says who? Certainly, such “steps” are “popular”  . . . among the Democrats who support more such “steps.”

“Help make these horrifying incidents less likely…” Based upon what evidence, exactly? Or rather, is the foregoing based on the assertions – the foundational argument – of the Democrats that making it harder (and even legally impossible) for people who had nothing to do with these or any other “horrifying incidents” will make them “less likely”?

Finally, “fully upholding the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens”? Well, excluding the rights of 18, 19 and 20-year-old citizens, whose rights are about to be further restricted via procedural delays imposed upon their right to buy a gun that those who are 21 and older are (for the moment) free from. How long before they are not free from them, the Republicans having accepted the Democrats’ argument that such restrictions “will help make these horrifying incidents less likely”?

How will the likes of Mitch McConnell  argue against such “common sense” measures when the Democrats insist more are necessary after the next shooting the latest infringements upon the Second Amendment they just amen’d didn’t prevent?

It is of a piece with another Republican accepting of Democrat arguments, viz – that “we” must have a goverment-run “health care” system because “health care” is a “right,” according to Democrats, amen’d by Republicans such as the Orange Man – who spoke of repeal and replace the Democrats’ “plan” for “health care” – Obamacare – with a another “plan,” this one crafted (as these things are popularly styled) by Republicans.

Who have no plan to get government out of the health care racket – too much money up for grabs there, as well as power. For both Republicans and Democrats – who agree on the virtues of both.

Of course, if people have a “right” to “health care” then it follows that they have a “right” to many other things, besides – such as dinner, for instance. And a car. Why not anything that people need – or desire? Democrats agree – and so do Republicans, in principle. Which is why it is only a matter of time before such “rights” are agreed to, in fact – by Republicans.

But the worst thing Republicans just agreed to is this business of “Red Flagging” people. The term derives from car racing, where its waving by an official signals the race must stop immediately, usually due to a wreck on the track or something similar that presents a threat to the other drivers.

Now, courtesy of Republicans, any American who is “deemed to be a threat”  . . . by Democrats can be “Red Flagged,” which means he can be Hut! Hut! Hutted! – i.e., have his home (and himself) assaulted by armed government workers who will use their guns to kill him if he “resists” their invasion of his home and the violation of the Second Amendment rights that Republicans such as Mitch McConnell claim they are “fully upholding,” by surrendering.

The Second Amendment does not say the “right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed  . . . ” unless Democrats (and Republicans) say it is “common sense” and “popular” to infringe them.

It does not establish tiered rights for those of legal age but not yet an arbitrarily higher age.

The Constitution does not say that it is ok to Hut! Hut! Hut! people because other people have “deemed them to a threat.” And if it does say it, then it is a vile an instrument fundamentally at odds with the very concept of rights.

Such as the right to due process of law – accusation, followed by a fact-finding examination in a court, followed by a conviction – before becoming the target of a Hut! Hut! Hutting! 

And yet, the Hut! Hut! Hutting! of any American the Democrats “deemed to be a threat” has just been deemed “common sense” by Republicans such as Mitch McConnell. Which makes one wonder what else they will deem to be “common sense” in the weeks and months to come.

Probably “threatening” speech, when Democrats say that, too, is a “common sense” measure that must be taken.

My old colleague from Washington Times days, the columnist Sam Francis – who wasn’t a Republican – styled the Republican Party the Stupid Party. He may have been too kind – too generous – in his appellation.

The Republican Party of Mitch McConnell is the Complicit Party, a thing far worse than mere stupidity.

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90 COMMENTS

  1. The quality of discussion on EPA is unsurpassed.
    I suspect it will attract unwanted attention soon, if not already.

  2. at the top the controllers the elite nobility in the background, always hiding, nobody talks about them, the control group.

    2nd level the banksters provide financing for the elite nobility
    3rd level more banksters

    4th level down the administrators, gates, schwab, etc..

    5th level the political prostitutes in the foreground, corrupt , bribed, owned by the elite
    the politicians just follow orders from their bosses the elite.

    Dr. Marc Faber says these governments steal between 5% (honest governments) and 100% (crooked governments) of the money collected, borrowed.

    6th level down the enforcers

    at the very bottom the little people, the common people, paying for everything, used and abused.

    one elite example……..Prince Phillip, late husband of Queen Elizabeth II said ….“In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.” he also said the world’s population should be reduced from 7 billion to one billion, his son charles thinks the same

    Elite nobility families at the top:

    • House of Bernadotte, Sweden

    • House of Bourbon, France

    • House of Braganza, Portugal

    • House of Grimaldi, Monaco

    • House of Guelph, Britain (the most important one)

    • House of Habsburg, Austria

    • House of Hanover, Germany (the second most important one)

    • House of Hohenzollern, Germany

    • House of Karadjordjevic, Yugoslavia (former)

    • House of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

    • House of Nassau, Luxembourg

    • House of Oldenburg, Denmark

    • House of Orange, Netherlands

    • House of Savoy, Italy

    • House of Wettin, Belgium

    • House of Wittelsbach, Germany

    • House of Württemberg, Germany

    • House of Zogu, Albania

    • all the families you will find on the Windsor family tree

    The elite
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf5JLVefhZk

  3. Lawmakers want to make it LOOK like they are doing something. As George Carlin said, “It’s a big club, and you aint in it.” Career pols need to be voted out. The system set up by our founders works, the problem is people keep voting in “their” guy, because everyone elses career pol is bad but mine is good. Replace reps after one or two terms, no matter what and watch things change. VOTE—RE-ELECT NO ONE!

    • Amntrat,
      It is indeed curious how many congressmen exit congress as multimillionaires, while never having worked in a a private enterprise.
      Charles Wrangel was a perfect example. Many years ago he was caught evading taxes on an estate he owned, including a villa, in the Dominican Republic. Corporate news was indignant about the tax evasion, but gave no notice to the fact that Charles had never had job, except “public service” in his life, but owned a villa in the Dominican Republic.

  4. What is the Republican Party?

    In 1971 there was a split and the true Republican Party became the Libertarian Party.
    Nixon imposed wage and price controls and took the country off the gold standard. That was enough anti-free market to cause many to flee – not much has changed.

    “In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for, as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.”
    – H. L. Mencken

    • libertyx,
      The Republican party is the one that prefers we ride our handcart to hell at a slightly lower velocity. So when we run off the cliff, we land closer to the base of it.
      Rand Paul, the only Republican with any credibility at all, wants to examine the new “firearms restrictions” for constitutional conflict, while the entire concept of firearms restriction is a constitutional conflict.

      • Hi John.

        Actually Rand’s father has much more credibility than Rand has ever had. Both
        wings of the Boot On Your Neck party, are equally dangerous to our people and
        their liberties. They just have different priorities. Both are totally corrupt.
        Both are owned by those who style themselves as the “elite”. Neither aspect of the uniparty has any regard for the ideals that once made this country great. Nor for the general population. Both have sold us out, and will continue to do so.

        That’s why I say; Vote Cthulhu for President in 2024! Why settle for the lessor Evil?

  5. I read on another thread, where Turkey waddled McConnell said that this gun control bill protects the Second Amendment. I am not sure how eliminating ones 2nd, 4th, and 5th amendment rights in one fell swoop somehow is protecting them? Then again, I think we are living in Orwell’s reality, of how “war is peace, freedom is slavery”.

    • Hi Shadow,

      Things such as the McConnell thing are a strange combination of imbecilic and traitorous. Of course, the latter presumes any obligation to “represent” the people who voted for them.

  6. This new “gun bill” is a spending bill that’s guaranteed to pass. They don’t even mention guns until 25 pages into it.

  7. When FDR created Social Security every single Republican (at that time voted against it, and loudly protested socialism). But now not a single Republican is against the SS act.

    Democrats had adopted the socialist platform in 1928, they were no longer the Jeffersonian Liberals but collectivists. The reason is simple, Democrats lost to Harding, Coolidge and Hoover so they changed their strategy, and adopted state sponsored theft as an ideal.
    ——————
    https://investortimes.com/freedomoutpost/when-did-the-democratic-party-become-socialist/

    “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened…. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”

    ——————–

    If you rob Peter to pay Paul you can count on Paul’s vote. – favorite Yukon Jack saying – I like to say it with a big laugh while holding a bottle of whiskey.

    ——————-

    http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/collectivism.html

    Collectivism

    Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group—whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called “the common good.”

    Collectivism holds that the individual has no rights, that his life and work belong to the group . . . and that the group may sacrifice him at its own whim to its own interests. The only way to implement a doctrine of that kind is by means of brute force—and statism has always been the political corollary of collectivism.

    Fascism and communism are not two opposites, but two rival gangs fighting over the same territory . . . both are variants of statism, based on the collectivist principle that man is the rightless slave of the state.

    The philosophy of collectivism upholds the existence of a mystic (and unperceivable) social organism, while denying the reality of perceived individuals—a view which implies that man’s senses are not a valid instrument for perceiving reality. Collectivism maintains that an elite endowed with special mystic insight should rule men—which implies the existence of an elite source of knowledge, a fund of revelations inaccessible to logic and transcending the mind. Collectivism denies that men should deal with one another by voluntary means, settling their disputes by a process of rational persuasion; it declares that men should live under the reign of physical force (as wielded by the dictator of the omnipotent state)—a position which jettisons reason as the guide and arbiter of human relationships.

    From every aspect, the theory of collectivism points to the same conclusion: collectivism and the advocacy of reason are philosophically antithetical; it is one or the other.

    • Hi YJ

      Communists and nazis are both socialists, one just left of the other. The modern conservatives are somewhere to the right of the socialists. There never has been a really right wing party.

      Note how the leftists communist/nazis say the conservatives are nazis…this is more inversion, the leftists communist/nazis are the nazis.

      the double-speak involved is intensely characteristic of the reversal of reality practiced by satanists…..black is white….. up is down….bad is good….the extermination injection is good for you, it will make you healthy.

      do as we say not as we do……inversion typical of leftists…the rules don’t apply to them….
      leftists lie 24/7

      Demons invert/reverse all that they touch. The psychopath uses the same trick.
      leftist = nazi/satanist.

  8. When FDR created Social Security every single Republican (at that time voted against it, and loudly protested socialism). But now not a single Republican is against the SS act.

    Democrats had adopted the socialist platform in 1928, they were no longer the Jeffersonian Liberals but collectivists. The reason is simple, Democrats lost to Harding, Coolidge and Hoover so they changed their strategy, and adopted state sponsored theft as an ideal.
    ——————
    https://investortimes.com/freedomoutpost/when-did-the-democratic-party-become-socialist/

    “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened…. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”

    ——————–

    If you rob Peter to pay Paul you can count on Paul’s vote. – favorite Yukon Jack saying – I like to say it with a big laugh while holding a bottle of whiskey.

    ——————-

    http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/collectivism.html

    Collectivism

    Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group—whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called “the common good.”

    Collectivism holds that the individual has no rights, that his life and work belong to the group . . . and that the group may sacrifice him at its own whim to its own interests. The only way to implement a doctrine of that kind is by means of brute force—and statism has always been the political corollary of collectivism.

    Fascism and communism are not two opposites, but two rival gangs fighting over the same territory . . . both are variants of statism, based on the collectivist principle that man is the rightless slave of the state.

    The philosophy of collectivism upholds the existence of a mystic (and unperceivable) social organism, while denying the reality of perceived individuals—a view which implies that man’s senses are not a valid instrument for perceiving reality. Collectivism maintains that an elite endowed with special mystic insight should rule men—which implies the existence of an elite source of knowledge, a fund of revelations inaccessible to logic and transcending the mind. Collectivism denies that men should deal with one another by voluntary means, settling their disputes by a process of rational persuasion; it declares that men should live under the reign of physical force (as wielded by the dictator of the omnipotent state)—a position which jettisons reason as the guide and arbiter of human relationships.

    From every aspect, the theory of collectivism points to the same conclusion: collectivism and the advocacy of reason are philosophically antithetical; it is one or the other.

    • Eric makes beautiful reasoned arguments, but most unfortunately those mind memes are just “noise” to the ruling class which operates by bribes, graft, power, backstabbing, viscious insults, blackballing, and gerrymandering for votes.

      In other words they don’t care. What they care about is lining their coffers to have lots of shekels to convince the sheeple with TV ads to vote for them again in the next election – and your representative only has 24 months in office, so the moment they walk into the halls of spendthrift they are campaigning for more bucks.

      Christ almighty Biden thing has spent $61 billion thus far on the lost war in Ukraine. Where in the hell did Biden get that authority to spend a nickel, when that is the role of the Congress?

      Making an impassioned plea for rational political policies is like trying to convince a pack of hyenas circling your carcass not to eat you. They are going to eat you alive – meaning they are going to bankrupt you fiscally and morally before any of this ends – which means that you need a radical change of lifestyle to survive the onslaught of collectivist policies.

      Just think, Congress can force you to be drafted in a no win war in some god forsaken land just to make the defense contractors happy and keep their stock price up. IOW your life doesn’t mean spit to them.

      When Congress is in session your life and liberty are at stake.

      In 5 short months the Republicans are going to sweep the house and senate and will have a majority according to every pundit out there. Don’t count on these cucks to change a single thing. You know they ought to remove Biden as a national security risk, etc but they will not. So who is really calling the shots if not the Congress?

      Well I know but do you know? If Biden is good for Israel there will be no impeachment of him. That is reality.

      • There is ONE aspect of American citizenship that has not been properly addressed as of late. Most people are unaware that “dual citizenship” used to be illegal (and still is for most prospective citizens) except for a certain “sh!tty little country” in the middle east.
        One could consider today’s congress as “Knesset West” as that certain “sh!tty little country” runs much of American politics. In fact, American politics is infested (infected?) with dual citizenship holders whose loyalty is to that “sh!tty little country” in the middle east. This not only consists of congressmen and senators, but much of the federal infrastructure.
        Just look at what Merrick Garland (nee Garfinkle) has been doing to the Constitution in recent months. From going after parents who dare to express their concerns at school board meetings to looking the other way when cities burn, criminals are not prosecuted and while political prisoners are being illegally held in intolerable conditions, one can easily see where we are at.
        Throughout history, this certain “group” has been run out of 109 countries for “overstaying their welcome” and for attempting to “take over”…
        Our situation today is comparable to that of the Weimar Republic in which “anything goes” and a certain small cabal ran the country into the ground.
        The sad part of this situation is that some truly good people will be caught up in this “purge” which is necessary to remove this “infection” from our country.
        As it takes approximately 100 years for the biases in current history to fade, a certain Austrian (would-be) painter will be vindicated…

        • You are very correct in your analysis, both parties are controlled by that shitty little country in the Middle East:

          https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jews-in-the-biden-administration

          https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jews-in-donald-trump-administration

          https://beforeitsnews.com/survival/2020/03/the-ashkenazi-and-donald-trump-lets-review-the-rat-lines-2750114.html

          For a race that is only 1.6% of the population they sure have a lot of influence.

          Trump even made a bunch of crazy statements like he was the “King of Israel” and even gave them the Golan Heights (which is not his but Syrian territory).

          But all that information pales once you find out that Israel played the major role in the 9-11-2001 false flag terror. Israel nukes the WTC according to many researchers:

          https://www.veteranstoday.com/?s=w-54

          And the readers might be interested to find out those nukes came from our own stockpile, Israel managed to get the entire arsenal of Davy Crockkett W-54 warheads, which was confirmed by Mordechai Vanunu photos from inside Dimona nuclear plant:

          https://vanunu.com/uscampaign/photos.html

          And this is directly tied into the JFK assassination, JFK was dead set against Israel getting nuclear weapons, so of course he was replaced with LBJ a Jew mole, who not only ordered the USS Liberty sunk (go read up on that damn traitor folks) he also gave them our nukes!

          Bottom line: Israel not only tried to sink the USS Liberty in 1967 and kill all onboard, they also nuked Amerika with Amerika’s own nukes, killed nearly 4,000 slaves, and not one of these chosen pricks Jew Israelites was prosecuted!

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG-dDuLbhWM

          But that is not all, when Trump did not nuke Iran, Bibi threw a fit and told his team to replace him – “flush trump down the toilet” said Bibi, this news from a washington insider David Goldberg:

          https://patriotssoapbox.com/opinion/david-e-goldberg-what-is-the-truth-about-project-pogo-project-zyphr/

          http://www.renegadetribune.com/supposedly-murdered-david-goldberg-claimed-trump-is-working-with-zionists-to-round-up-and-mass-murder-anti-semites/

          If you are wondering who is burning down 300 food processing plants in Amerika in the last year, uh I think you ought to be able to figure it out.

          • So, in order to believe what you are saying you must believe that White Christians are mindless, moronic dupes! I guess you must likewise believe those Joooos are superior, world-conquering supermen. Your own description of their many world-beating accomplishments makes them the superior race by far! (I’ll be they’re even the ones keeping the metric system down in the U.S.!) Perhaps you would be best served by bowing down and licking the boots of those you obviously consider to be your betters.

            I must say though it is nice to have you guys around for some comic relief in these tough times!

            • Hi Jason.

              White Christians? Do you remember teasing me about imprecision? 🙂
              At this point, most whites (especially males) have been the victims of generations of mind war propaganda. The various foundations of our basic institutions have been subverted and undermined. By whom? If you track this back, its usually by those who call themselves Jews (but that’s another involved topic).

              But its not all of the small hat tribe that’s involved. I have nothing against their tribe in general. Just those engaged in this long term scheme. Most people have little concept how the banking system underpins the power of the various Gangs (governments) through out the ages. Especially over the last three centuries or so.

              I take it you are familiar with G Edward Griffins; The creature from jekyll island? Also The secrets of the federal reserve by Eustace Mullins? If you compare the two, you can get a better insight into what has actually been going on.

              From there you go to War is a racket (Major General Smedley D. Butler USMC), Then add New confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins. That brings you up to nearly the current time.

              Underlying all of that is those who control the banking system. Mix in the various oligarch factions (intermixed with banking) and you have how a relatively small number of groups can have a vastly out sized impact on the entire world.

        • LOL! Do you ever tire of getting it wrong Annie? Many countries permit dual citizenship and any American may avail themselves of it.

          https://www.nnuimmigration.com/dual-citizenship-usa/

          Yes, I still check in from time to time despite not having as much time as I used to for online activities. If you like, your paranoid little mind can imagine that the Office of the Head Jew in Israehell has given me new orders in order to keep the shekels flowing and this is no longer part of my regular beat.

          Being a craven coward like all of your kind (malicious bigots), you beat around the bush and won’t directly come out and state what you mean. Pathetic. Please provide the details of this “purge”, what the “infection” consists of, and name the Austrian painter that you would vindicate.

          Oh, and keep the vile hatred flowing! We can almost see the spittle running down your chin!

        • You might want to reconsider your belief that Hitler will some day be vindicated. In case you haven’t figured it out (based on your label, you appear to believe that you are an anarchist), Hitler was no anarchist. Instead, he was among the most brutal, murderous dictators of the 20th century. And he murdered millions of people other than your hated Jews. This makes your belief in Hitler’s eventual vindication make you look like an evil idiot. Another possible explanation is that you are actually a deep state propogandist, posting here on a libertarian web site in order to make libertarians look like a bunch of evil idiots. Perhaps you would like to clarify which of these two is the correct explanation?

      • Hi Publius.

        They aren’t even covert these days. But I’d say most are more Fascist. That being the combination of the power of the state, with the corporations. Socialist/Fascist are just collectivists with different priorities. Looking at the results over generations, neither is good for our people.

  9. Yesterday, the first of several procedural votes on the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act” passed by 64-34, more than exceeding the 60-vote minimum needed to overcome a filibuster in the Senate.

    Here are the fourteen RINO quislings who voted ‘yea’:

    1. Blunt (R-MO)
    2. Burr (R-NC)
    3. Capito (R-WV)
    4. Cassidy (R-LA)
    5. Collins (R-ME)
    6. Cornyn (R-TX)
    7. Ernst (R-IA)
    8. Graham (R-SC)
    9. McClownell (R-KY)
    10. Murkowski (R-AK)
    11. Portman (R-OH)
    12. Romney (R-UT)
    13. Tillis (R-NC)
    14. Young (R-IN)

    https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1172/vote_117_2_00235.htm

    • Re: Jim H June 22, 2022 At 12:53 pm

      And still not one peep about big pharma’s drugs that are known to cause violent outbursts rarely and that every mass shooter that I ever looked into was either on or had recently stopped taking (which makes the side effects more likely). Sure it’s rare, but with millions on these drugs rare is a certainty. Things will happen like clockwork.

  10. Quickly, I just want to say that all gun controls can go fuck a butt, and also, building permits can eat a bag of dicks.

    Thank you.

    • Amen, BaDnOn –

      “Building permits” have always stuck in my craw as well. What on earth gives anyone else – who hasn’t paid for it – the right to tell me I must have their permission to build on my land or improve it?

      • Precisely, Eric. The unmitigated audacity! How in the hell did we get to this point in America? Land of the Fee and Home of the Slave.

      • Here In FL, it’s not even just building or improving, you need a fuckin permit to replace things, like water heater, ac unit or roof shingles. Bastards. And Florida is supposed to be one of the better states.

        • Hey Floriduh man,

          As a licensed contractor I’m expected to pull permits for many jobs. I decided long ago Eff that. Its not like you pay the permit fee and some qualified professional inspects the work, making sure it was done right. Its more like come stand in line give us some money, then get out of our face.

          I stoped taking jobs in Sedona a year or more ago. I was getting nasty letters from the ‘city’ reminding me I’m required “BY LAW” to pull a permit for any job. Its pretty silly to demand a 30$ permit that wastes my time standing in line, when many of the jobs were 2 bills or less.

        • That’s just absurd, Floriduh. I’ve also heard that Florida requires you to have “running water”, as in you must be connected to a municipal water supply, or your house cannot be “livable”. Now if THAT isn’t a leash…

        • Are you SHITTING ME? You need a permit to change a water heater or A/C unit? Everyone knows that, especially in summer, you can’t survive without A/C! What is someone supposed to do when their A/C breaks in the middle of the hot, FL summer and they need their HVAC system replaces right now?

          • Hope your neighbors don’t report on the HVAC truck in your driveway.

            The best advice I can give any woman…marry a mechanically inclined man and his work truck is always sitting in the driveway so if electrical work, plumbing, gas piping, HVACR work needs to be completed nobody becomes suspicious.

            I remember about about a decade ago the County showed on our doorstep wanting to tour our home “for improvements made.” My response was a simple “no”. The woman, clipboard in hand, argued with me that she was with the county and had a right to see if we made improvements to our home. Of course we did, but I wasn’t going to notify the county that my 4 BDRM/2.5 BATH house was now a 5 BDRM/3.5 BATH with an additional 800 sq feet finished. It is none of their damn business. I told her she could return with a warrant. She got quite quite agitated, but I never heard back. I probably saved thousands of dollars of real estate taxes over the years.

            • Had friend years ago who built a house. It was finished, but he didn’t put any covers on the electric switches and outlets, kept telling the inspectors the house wasn’t complete, so no COO. Got away with it for many years. They finally caught up with him, told him owed tens of thousands in back taxes. He settled with them for about 1/2 what he would have paid if he had played it their way from the start. When I was young and dumb,I worked in HVAC, so had a lot of friends who were plumbers, electricians, etc. My first house, got a bunch of them together and we added a 15 x 20 family room and 2 car garage, and relocated the driveway. No permits, not because my libertarian leanings had kicked in at that tender age, but because I was stupid and didn’t know I was supposed to. Never heard a word about it, not even when I sold the house.

              • Dave Rubin moved from California to Florida several months ago. He is constantly raving about how wonderful things are in Florida, after escaping from the hellhole of Los Angeles. He always refers to Florida as “the free state of Florida”. I guess Florida is not as free as he claims!

      • Hi Eric.

        Unless you want a “visit” from the Gangs enforcer thugs, you need to have their permission. After all, its not your property. Its all theirs, and you can only continue to use it, as long as you pay tribune.

    • Agreed about the building permits Badnon and Eric.

      My building project, which is on my land, which is free and clear, is being slow walked by Fema 100 year flood requirements. Even though I will not be getting flood insurance and will be building off the ground. The dispute is over how high do I have to be.

      The standard they are sticking to is insane. Good thing if the crash accelerates fast enough I’ll just build what I want in the foot print of existing grandfathered building.

      Curious Badnon if you don’t mind my asking are you in Coconino, Yavapai, or Mohave?

      • I’ll be in rural Yavapai, Norman. The truth is, there is probably little chance that they’d ever bother me with whatever I build, but there IS always that small chance that they’ll decide to tell me to tear down whatever I build, which may take me years of construction and 10s of thousands of dollars.

        And FEMA? 100 year flood requirements?! Unless you’re trying to buy insurance, and you’re not, if your house were to get flooded, then double-dumbass on YOU, right? Whoops! Why the hell has FEMA or anyone else any say in the matter?!

        Makes my blood boil. This was the REAL Manifest Destiny: People like us trying to flee the likes of these busybodies!

        • Coconino is a horror show with Yavapai nipping at their heels Badnon. Mohave surprisingly is no where near as bad. But its mostly parched desert. who wants to live like their in Dune? Don’t be to sure about them not bothering you. Hopefully they won’t.

          I’ve got five acres and because one New York, and one California shit bag nearby that always cry to code enforcement I’ve ended up in several crap storms with the county. Never had to undo anything I built. I think the code enforcers are starting to realize they live among us and we know were. Nothing like the law of accountability to sort things.

          I’m considering going all in on some solar. Budget maybe ten-fifteen grand. As many panels as I can get, inverters and a deep cycle bank. It would generate significantly more than I need for my well and the electric at my barn and trailer. Ultimately designed to make whatever we build able to be off grid.

          I would in effect be moving toward becoming my own utility. We have the water covered in spades but if the lights go away I’d still like some modern living. 1865 living sounded a lot better in my forties than it does in my fifties.

          • Norman,

            I absolutely recommend solar. $15k will get you more than you’d likely ever need, as long as you don’t try and count on solar electric for heating. For that, you can either use solar-thermal, use a wood burning stove, or best a combination thereof. I’m sure you know the score. We have over 8,000 watts worth of solar panels waiting to power multiple buildings. Batteries will be forthcoming, but I recommend checking out either LiFePO4 batteries or NiFe, if you can obtain them. LiFePO4 will likely last for at least 10 years and are quite energetic. NiFe are old-school technology, but will likely last forever if you take care of ’em.

            I don’t think I have any New York or Ca neighbors, I’m pretty sure. People, out where I am, proudly fly their support for liberty and firearms. I’m pretty sure no one would report us to code-enforcers, unless we built a sky-scraper or something. But, I hear the bastards use drones and Google-Earth to spy on you, so you still have to be a little concerned.

            • Badnon,

              I will use that info thanks. Erics RV article got me thinking, although truth be told I’ve been thinking about solar for beyond forever. Hope to finally pull the pin before summers end. I basically have the empty space for fifty plus panels on the ground, or about thirty on a metal roof that faces due south, where no one will see unless they’re trespassing. I can plumb, weld, grow, build with stone and block, and a few other skills. Unfortunately electric has always been a bit out of my wheel house. I know its not that hard, I just don’t like working with anything more than low voltage. But as you know the blazing ball of fire that gives its love to Az especially is a resource beyond compare

          • Reminds of a story up in Becket MA when I lived in that neck of the woods. Guy was building a house and the inspector wouldn’t give him a certificate of occupancy because the front stairs were an inch too short or some stupid shit. Guy beat the living shit out of the inspector with several hammer blows to the head. Didn’t kill him, but pretty damn close. Guy wound up in prison of course, but he was still my hero. We need more like him.

            • Floriduh,
              I was always more subtle in such matters. Like “accidentally” kicking a 30+ pound 24″ pipe wrench off my scaffold as the inspector walked by. Never hit one, but not for lack of trying. Construction sites are dangerous, don’t you know.
              Which reminds me of a funny. I was working on a building that had been cleaned up for the ceiling grid guys, and one of my guys had a step ladder set up out in the middle of a wide open space, adjusting a sprinkler head drop. The job superintendent was talking to me, and then walked across that wide open space, directly toward my guy’s ladder. I thought to myself “don’t walk under him, moron”. He did. And wouldn’t you know, my guy dropped his channel locks, right on his head. Hard hat of course, but still.

    • Having worked in construction as a plumber, I can attest to the absurdity of building permits, and “protective inspections”. I once had an inspector fail my plumbing installation. I could find no flaw in it, so I simply called for another inspection, and it passed. Overheard another inspector actually tell a contractor that “after our inspection, you can make changes as you please”. Went to work on a job in Kansas City, and went to city hall to find out what I had to do to get a Master Plumber license. The director of building codes and enforcement was as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Come to find out, there had been a major shakeup because apparently bribes were being paid, and accepted in that department. Likewise in my home town of Columbia MO. In which for most of my plumbing career it was common knowledge that licenses and inspections were for sale. Worked on a couple of large buildings so shoddily built that I would not enter them, unless I was paid to do so, which I was.

      • Mr. Kable,

        “After our inspection, you can make changes as you please”- This is exactly what I’ve heard about the construction industry.

        • Having worked for a major facility (that I will not mention), anytime we had an inspection scheduled, we would conveniently suggest a “coffee break” (with free coffee and donuts) and then continue the “inspection” past the questionable point. Some inspectors were OK while others were real SOBs who went outside the scope of their authority. We KNEW which inspectors were trouble and others who would work with us. Of course, that did not matter to the SOBs as they had the inspection “sign-off” authority.
          On another take, a friend of mine purchased property with the intention to build. The local “building inspectors” gave him such a hassle that ended up selling the land and building elsewhere. These building inspectors were brash enough to admit that they wanted my friend to use “their” contractors. The use of the “right” contractors would “grease the skids” and assure approval. Illegal? Hell yes, but who is he going to complain to?
          This friend was a professional homebuilder who had built many homes without a hassle from building inspectors in other areas.

  11. Better get used to it,,, or be wiling to defend it. It’s the last Mohican of the constitution we have discarded.

    ‘Authorities’ have refused to release videos or pics of the school shooting. In my opinion that makes the operation a false flag. Can one imagine an army of photo shop geeks are already getting fake videos and stills ready for our consumption. And like the fake virus,,, most will believe them. Already they are passing law to circumnavigate the constitution even more. Another couple of FF’s and the 2nd will be cooked, well done.

  12. Republicans aren’t a complicit party, they aren’t a weak party, they are the other progressive party. For those who don’t want to move quite as fast towards the one world company town, to technocracy.

    Why are they a progressive party? Name one thing that the democrats did that the republicans undid. Not fiddle at the edges or crony projects or regulation balance in favor one crony or the other, but clear cut undid when they had power. Simply drawing a blank.

    Now sit back and ask, what did the democrats undo that republicans did? One thing, repeal of the 55mph NSML. But that was something that fell under its own weight. The absurdity of it couldn’t be maintained any longer. Democrats were all for right up until the end.

    BTW, I am talking real progressivism, the management of human society and humanity itself, not sales pitch progressivism that many democrat followers think they are voting for.

  13. Is the Party stupid or is it the people who vote for its representatives thinking they are an ideological alternative to the Democrats? Democrat voters seem to be getting the government they want. Republican voters get… platitudes and Cornyn/Mittens/Graham. Lol. And these same fools think Team R is going to somehow come along in November and stop whatever had been set in motion in 2020. Or that the Orange Dufus is going to lead us to the promised land in 2024 – if we make it that far. Gawd. Our only options are Rapture, Putin, or Collapse. The only questions are how soon and how bad is it going to look.

    • ‘Our only options are Rapture, Putin, or Collapse.’ — BAC

      Or perhaps all three: Putin (nearly done); Collapse (just beginning); Rapture (pick the date and you’ll win huge … but there’ll be no one to collect from).

  14. Democrats: “We propose to burn down the White House”

    Republicans: “Alright but only if it’s phased in over three years”

  15. You ask why republicans always let democrats win? The only answer that makes any sense is the pictures, or control file. Every single person selected for higher office has dark, embarrassing secrets they would not want shared. Prove me wrong. No other explanation makes any sense.

    I’m sure theres a literal handful that aren’t foul swamp creatures. TPTB are smart enough to have set it up that way. ‘See look here dummies, heres one who’s honest and does what he says,’ pay no attention to the other 435. Its brainwashing and slick advertising rolled into one package. Soon anyone who questions it will be scrutinized by the central scrutinizer.

    Even the concept of a red flag is set up to appeal to boobus murkin. Just like in the fools-ball except now everyone, even the stupidest low IQ mother fuckers among us are empowered to throw a flag.

    Was watching something my friend turned me on to called mysterious universe, two Aussie guys. The discussion was how things are never going back to the way they were. About the fragility of complex systems and how it all depends on cheap and available food and energy. Things which were a hallmark of peak civilization are now about to disappear for a lifetime or more.

    TPTB want us all to believe that it is in our best interest for this decline to be managed, that it won’t be as hard if they have a say in the new order. IMNTBHO this makes absolutely no sense. we the people are going to get it good and hard either way. If the collapse is violent and sudden the elites of the world will at least share some of the pain.

    The constitution its been said was written for a just and moral people. America has few people left who fit this description. The ones carrying on about taking back this or overturning that seem woefully unaware that they are the mark.

    I used to wonder how such wonderful technological advanced civilizations such as those of ancient Egypt and Meso America went tits up so quickly. I now see the answer. We humans are simply nowhere near as smart as we give ourselves credit for.

    • Norm,

      TPTB are the ones who fucked it all up in the first place, why on earth should anyone listen to them?

      If they were so great at “managing” a decline we wouldn’t be in a decline in the first place.

  16. A serious delusion, that professional liars, aka politicians, will accurately identify those mentally unfit to own a firearm. Who will those people be? Anyone who owns a fire arm. People have been trained, by a hundred years of compulsory public education, to look to government for solutions. In spite of governments being mostly populated by sociopaths if not psychopaths.
    Compared to the murder committed by governments, private party criminals, as in mass shootings, are an inconvenience.

  17. “Our colleagues have put together a common-sense package of popular steps that will help make these horrifying incidents less likely while fully upholding the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”
    How do you go about “fully upholding second amendment rights” with new and improved gun laws, when by definition every single gun law is an infringement upon that right? “Common sense” and “popular” have not a damned thing to do with the legal protection of rights. Quite the contrary. The 51% can take away the right of the 49% to breath.
    Before JFK was assassinated, Lee Harvey Oswald, not the assassin, legally mail ordered a center fire rifle, delivered to his door, sans paperwork. There is no correlating decrease in crimes committed with guns with with increase in gun laws. Once again, quite the contrary. We don’t have a hardware problem, guns, we have a social problem, killers. Just ask Chicago.

  18. Tucker Carlson is a threat, why doesn’t cocaine Mitch red flag Tucker.

    When your enemy does their dirty work to you, you expect it and can normally predict it in many cases. You understand them. But when someone who was supposed to be on your team betrays you, it is worse. Some marriages survive betrayal but only if the betrayer repents and never does it again. Time for an ugly divorce.

    How to explain this betrayal? My only thought is these politicians are like Hollywood actors, they want attention deep down. When they arrive in Wash DC if they are republicans they are treated as pariah. They want to be interviewed and be like an important figure and get invited to the right cocktail parties. A slow process to take over their thinking. They were weak to start with.

  19. Had there been gun laws in 1804, Hamilton would not have been shot by Aaron Burr. Hamilton shot into the air, purposely, Burr gut shot Hamilton, still remained as vice-president.

    If Alec Baldwin can shoot and kill a woman on a movie set, anybody can shoot somebody.

    Putin has some big guns aimed at Washington, DC. I’d be more worried about that gunslinger.

    Gun control at its finest:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGuW60T0l7A

  20. I don’t see it as the Republicans being weak or stupid. I see it as a problem that we have what I call a uniparty. Like the sheepdog and Wile E. Coyote in the Merry Melodies cartoon, they play enemies during working hours and then when they clock out, they go get a beer and hang out like old chums.

    The Republicans want to go to the good cocktail parties. They want to be liked and accepted. Which means they talk tough on the campaign trail and go along to get along when they come to Washington, where the Hive Mind of the Uniparty assimilates them as thoroughly as the Borg from Star Trek TNG.

    These red flag laws set a dangerous precedent and will be used to SWAT people for wrongthink. Count on it. My advice for gun owners is this: Run silent, run deep. Talk only to a trusted few. Never let a Leftist hear your true beliefs lest they call the John Q. Laws on you.

  21. “Why do Republicans always let Democrats win?”

    Because Demublicans and Republicrats are the SAME party; they are constructively just the two wings of the “Big Government” party.

    Any “squabbles” they have are merely engineered distractions, as are the Sportsball and Free Shit Handouts of the current theology, Statism, the worship of the Secular State. “Red against Blue,” “Us against Them.” Distract the rabble by keeping them fighting amongst themselves; divide and conquer.

    They’re just the colored cloth a magician snaps to distract his audience.

    That’s why the gradual and inexorable slide into Tyranny, that is, Government without Limits continues unabated. It’s why nothing substantively changes no matter who or what “party” is “in office.” It’s why basic principles are never debated, only the details of their implementation.

    Imagine attending a typical “Town Meeting” and proposing to abolish Publik Skool and Skool Taxes. Or abolish “zoning.”

  22. Well, yesterday in Alabama the stupid party’s candidate managed to upend a real, no-shit conservative in the GOP senate runoff.

    McConnell & the rinos poured millions into defeating Mo Brooks. The fantastic ego of the orange man “unendorsed” Brooks for McConnell & Shelby’s perky little handmaiden.

    The excuse was at a rally last year, Brooks told the crowd to move on from 2020 & focus on the future. He was loudly booed. Trump was similarly loudly booed for pushing the vax bullshit. His ego doesn’t allow him to remember that. Brooks more than anyone stood by Trump & the America First agenda. Et tu, trump-pe?

    Brooks didn’t pull any punches & didn’t congratulate Britt (who’s only claim to fame is balling & marrying a Crimson Tide / NFL offensive tackle). Brooks said:

    “We are sending to Washington D.C. the exact opposite of what we need in the United States Senate…but the voters have spoken. They might not have spoken wisely. They may have been seduced by brazenly false advertising. But nonetheless, they have spoken and I respect them.”

    “Congratulations to the Alabama Democratic Party…they now have two nominees in the general election — Will Boyd and my opponent, who they endorsed and helped push over the finish line both in the primary and in the runoff. So congratulations to you.”

    “I’d be remiss if I did not congratulate the Alabama Democratic Party for helping to ensure that the Democratic nominee in the Republican primary won…Congratulations to the Alabama Democratic Party.”

  23. What did this red flag law achieve? More Americans buying guns and ammo. Every time the left (and right) look at chopping away at our rights it only becomes a boon to the gun manufacturers. I fully support any American to have the capacity and capability of defending their life and property.

    The Second Amendment seems to be the only amendment that the majority of Americans care about. I wish they had the same outrage over the dissolvement of the Fourth, First, and Tenth, but if they need to latch on to something I am glad it is this one.

    The day that Americans lay down our guns, God help us. In the meantime if we are deemed criminals so be it.

    • Hi RG,

      The thing that has me really worried about this “Red Flag” stuff is that it transcends guns. If this idea – that people who are “deemed a threat” – and for that reason, due process no longer applies – can be Hut! Hut! Hutted! over guns, why not for thoughts? Isn’t the basic idea the same? How long before what we say or write constitutes a “threat”? And what will happen to us when we are so deemed?

      • There was a CJ Hopkins piece on LRC yesterday where he noted that in Germany, where he lives, the FBI equivalent there conducted a paramilitary style raid on the home of a renamed flu scam “skeptic” and took his “sporting” guns. He also noted that in Germany, speech that delegitimizes the State is illegal and this guy might be facing charges along those lines. So you are right to see where this could be headed here.

        • It starts with prosecuting and incarcerating people for their “beliefs”. “Holocaustianity™ ” comes to mind…as it has been turned into a “state religion” in many countries.
          Ask Monika Schaefer, Ursula Haverbeck, Ernst Zundel, and many others who have been “ground up by the system” for merely questioning Germany’s (…many other European countries and Canada too) official “state religion”–“Holocaustianity™” from which no deviation or disbelief is allowed. Failure to prostrate one’s self at and recognize this official state “religion” almost always results in fines and imprisonment. Even if one “makes it out alive” without sanctions, the “system” itself is designed to be part of the punishment as well. Add to that, the courts in these countries will not allow evidence to be entered into the court record that disproves “the official narrative”, no matter how outlandish and impossible this “narrative” is. A lawyer (Sylvia Stolz) who attempted to provide a proper defense for her holocaustianity™ client was found in contempt of court for merely attempting to introduce evidence advantageous to her client. You see, when it comes to “all things holocaust™”, the TRUTH does not matter. Anyone who attempts to disseminate the TRUTH will be punished.
          Wait for the “show trials” for “mRNA vaxx resisters” to start… doctors (in most jurisdictions) have already been cowed by being threatened with loss of licensure and worse for putting their patients first.

          • Hi Anarchyst,

            I agree with you regarding the criminalization of certain speech in Germany (and soon, here). If anything, it is an affront to the very thing supposedly being defended; i.e., the Holocaust. Lies cannot bear examination. The truth always does. To insist the Holocaust cannot be examined – that even lies about it may not be uttered – is to impugn the truth of the thing.

      • Hi Eric,

        Everything we write is already a threat to the oligarchy. The Democrats and Republicans hate free thinkers. They hate people that question narratives, draw logical conclusions, and promote critical thinking to others. We are already targets. Why haven’t they seeked us out? Because our thinking is still on the cusp of society. We are still seen as the “fringe”. Libertarians and Constitutionalist will never generate a large crowd and it will be less so in future years. The government is already grooming toddlers to obey their every command and the parents who lived through more freeing times (at least it felt that way) in the 70s, 80s, and even 90s refuse to object or do anything about it.

        We are the last hold outs and hopefully our children will learn from us, but as the destruction of the family continues to be depleted so will personal responsibility, free thought, and independence.

      • Indeed, especially since now everyone as a “right” to a safe space, where they are never insulted or offended.

      • When we all get dragged off into FEMA camps, lined up against the wall, and shot

        At least we will be in good company

        And at least we will have stood for something

      • ‘If people who are “deemed a threat” can be Hut! Hut! Hutted! over guns, why not for thoughts?’ — eric

        It worked for the Soviets. Courts exiled many a dissident to Siberia after a psychiatric trial, with the prosecutor asserting that the accused was literally insane to oppose the splendid justice of the Stalinist state. Thus, a 100% conviction rate.

        In the USA, state mental hospitals — huge institutions in the 1960s — have nearly disappeared, replaced by a private-grift, insurance-funded model.

        Someone I knew succumbed to agoraphobia while changing planes at Denver airport. He confessed to a police officer that he was losing his mind, and was shuttled off to a private facility for a 72-hour evaluation.

        His detainers didn’t bother notifying his family, waiting at the destination airport. When he didn’t arrive, his alarmed sister-in-law phoned every hospital, clinic and treatment facility in Denver, until one confessed they had him.

        Antisocialist hooligans and foot-draggers will be ‘treated’ by an expanded version of this opaque institutional archipelago. And if no one knows where they are, well — it’s “all legal.” 🙂

      • Hi Eric,
        They’re already there re: due process. Civil asset forfeiture is still happening, no actual evidence needed. Red flag laws are just another step on the slide to tyranny.
        We all saw how the “heroes” were afraid to confront the shooter in Uvalde while he was killing schoolkids. Guarantee if a few teachers had guns that would have been over a lot sooner. Still makes me gag thinking about how the parents (unarmed btw) were trying to get in and were stopped by the pheroes. Would have had to shoot me to stop me from going to rescue my kids. Shows what AGW’s are good for – shooting unarmed people by the side of the road.
        Everyone should be able to carry a gun anywhere, would pit an end to “mass shootings” in no time.

        • “Teachers” are the soft underbelly of a child’s indoctrination experience. They are incapable of running their own lives and administering meaningful order in their classrooms. No one is learning anything and it would scare me to see some of these people who call themselves teachers with a slingshot much less a handgun.

      • Hi Eric.

        You know what happens if you get deemed a “threat” by elements of one of the Gangs.
        Hut! Hut! Hut! That’s if you are lucky. As the system continues to slide down hill, towards its inevitable collapse, things are bound to get ever more interesting. Try not to be there when
        the giants fist smashes down.

    • RG,
      “More Americans buying guns and ammo.”
      As in people voting with their wallets. A vote that cannot be defrauded.

    • Hi RG, you know I find it amusing that all these gun grabbers focus on the second amendment, what it means, “it’s not absolute”, blah blah blah. But here’s the thing. The second amendment is completely irrelevant to whether the fedgov can regulate guns. Go ahead, repeal it. Erase it right off the paper. So what? The only constitutional power/authority that the feds have are those powers specifically granted to it BY the constitution. I haven’t found anything in the constitution that gives them the authority to regulate guns. I think pro gun folks should stop focusing on what 2A “means” or doesn’t mean, what “rights” it does or doesn’t “give” us. The better question is what part of the constitution gives the feds the authority to regulate firearms?

      • Hi Floriduh,

        The Left’s (and RINOs) focus on “gun control” has become white noise to me. My government chooses not to obey laws, why should I? Why should any of us? Some will disagree with me when I declare that our country is run by idiots. Honestly, does anyone on here believe they can’t beat Pelosi or AOC in a game of wits?

        I look at our government as the biggest reverse psychological experiment ever. They say one thing and do another. AOC wants to get rid of cows, but is caught eating a big fat cheeseburger on camera, Gates pushes pea proteins instead of beef, but owns the largest amount of American farmland, Dem supporter Warren Buffett just increased his stock position in Occidental Petroleum…well, that isn’t very green of him.

        I know many will say “they don’t want us to have that stuff, they are exempt.” That is probably true, but does anyone think there are not groups of bandits, capers, and highwaymen waiting in the background to steal a few of Gates cattle, rob AOC as she leaves her swanky restaurants, or a very hungry group shows up with torches and pitchforks looking for a meal or burn everything down around them? Each of us is only 9 meals away from hungry. One can try tamping out the animalistic instinct, but when one has nothing left to lose, nothing is forbidden.

        There is a little part of my brain that thinks maybe they want all of us to have more guns, otherwise “gun control” would never be uttered. If they really wanted “gun control” ammo would quietly disappear from the shelves, but even that won’t stop people wanting to protect themselves. With the assistance of 3D printers anyone with the right tools and a few brain cells could create their own stash and Uncle Sam would be no wiser.

  24. WRT gun laws, they’re afraid. They all idolized JFK when they were kids and deified him after he was assassinated. Then they all idolized MLK and RFK and deified them after he was assassinated. The rest of the elites all watched as John Lennon was gunned down on the street in front of his house. And just for good measure, the Bush family had a friend take a shot at Reagan too.

    In the late 1990s a Belgian comic named Noel Godin would stage pie “attacks” of rich and fameous on the street. In 1998 he pied Bill Gates. Before the attack Gates was very approachable, flew coach, etc. After the pie he surrounded himself with security, started flying private jets and basically cut himself off from society. I think that’s become the norm for wealthy people. Put yourself behind walls and fortresses, set up a shadow world and hide. It has become an industry. The rich and celebrities want you to feel like you know them because it helps promote their “brand.” I know more about Amber Heard’s sex life than I should and I made no attempt to follow the court case at all. People feel an emotional connection to actors and especially musicians, it’s easy to do. Because it’s designed. But that’s a tough line to walk if you have people constantly approaching you on the street even if everyone likes you. Imagine if you’re an asshole.

    Then they weaponize kids in the debate to get the guns taken away from people who aren’t criminals, because they can’t just come out and say “We’re afraid of you.”

    • An example of an elite private security firm.

      https://www.worldprotectiongroup.com/executive-protection-celebrities/

      From the web site:

      Problem-Solving
      Misunderstandings and incidents sometimes occur unpredictably, which could otherwise leave a VIP dealing with law enforcement in a situation that has potentially negative consequences and/or bad publicity.
      Our highly-trained and experienced agents are trained first to anticipate and avoid these situations and, if that proves impossible, to defuse issues before they become problems. We intervene on a client’s behalf as soon as we see a potential problem, usually well before local authorities become aware of or involved. Our deep relationships with local law enforcement in many cities worldwide allow us to anticipate, react to, and manage potentially negative situations with maximum effectiveness and confidentiality.

      Sounds like the dead hooker scene in Godfather II.

  25. Dang, that’s an ugly turtle.

    RINOs such as the Dirty Turtle were fine with blowing $40 billion on the Christ-forsaken Ukies.

    James Kunstler outlines the foreseeable result:

    “Joe Biden” … cruised his bicycle into a gentle stop for a photo op with the locals and proceeded to flop over on his side like a 99-cent gyroscope that just can’t keep a’spinnin’ on its poorly-machined axis.

    ‘That’s kind of like how America will fight a land war in Europe with our army of “vaccinated” myocarditis victims hoisting the rainbow battle flag into the fray.’

    Tragedy repeating as farce: isn’t that how all empires fall?

  26. This red flag business is a serious problem. I’m glad to see it being flogged on here again. Congress, knowing that federal laws in this regard would likely be struck down as unconstitutional, is, in effect, trying to bribe the states that haven’t already to enact such laws.

    Ultimately, this issue comes down to your thoughts and ideas and the notion of what you might do. Pre-crime, pre-punishment, pre-“measures” based on a bureaucrat’s version of “dangerous” blessed by a secret court. Star chambers. Guilty until proven innocent. It is purely political and aimed squarely at those the political class and their allies, in other words, Leftists, disagree with but can’t use the guns of government on yet because they have committed no crime. It will have zero effect on crime, especially in places like Chicago or NYC where “youths” shoot each each other dead over nothing on a daily basis. Notice that such an outcome isn’t even contemplated.

    If things get as hot as I expect them to as the economy collapses and the death toll from the gene therapies becomes impossible to hide, including dead babies and toddlers, it is possible you will see Leftists reignite the renamed flu scam snitch culture on steroids with respect to red flag incidents. It may even be directly coordinated by the gov’t and use things like data captured from spying on cell phones, social media, etc. Bots or AI algorithms may be involved as well. Be prepared.

    None of it is constitutional, legal, or legitimate. Gun Owners of America has been very effective at fighting off red flag infringements at the federal level on several occasions in the recent past. They are doing their level best right now with another postcard campaign. I would encourage anyone who is interested to follow up with them and mail the cards out ASAP.

  27. It seems that too many Republicans are “milquetoasts”, afraid of showing “the courage of their convictions” (if any) and are just plain lazy.
    You see, whether the Republican party is in power or is the minority, “the pay and perks” of the office are the same. Why get into real “rough and tumble politics” when you can “kick back” and still enjoy the perks of office?
    Even when the Republicans held both legislative bodies, they “laid back” and let the democRATS run all over them.
    I hope that the days of the milquetoast Republicans are over…
    The only way to fight your enemy is to “come down to and fight on their level”. As FORCE is the only thing they understand, it is time to take the fight to them. Of course, it won’t be easy, with the left-wing media, academia, and even local and federal government agencies who have been giving antifa and others a “pass”, but it can (and must) be done.

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