Here’s What’s Next

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Now that the Left has secured its power, expect the Left to exercise it.

This will manifest in numerous ways but perhaps the most directly felt will be at the pump, shortly – where we can expect the cost of gas and diesel to increase, suddenly – to the point of unaffordability for many. Especially people who do not live in or near cities.

The point of this being to nudge them out of the country, long a percolating desire of the Left.

Superficially, it will be done as a way to nudge people into EeeeeeeeVeeeeees – which are said by the Left to be “zero emissions” vehicles that rely on “renewable” and “clean” energy. Claims that are as false as they are disingenuous (it not being a question of ignorance about those those claims being false). But never mind that, for the moment.

At this moment, it is necessary to at least triple the current cost of gas and diesel – in order to make driving gas and diesel-powered vehicles – including hybrids – financially impossible for most people. In order to make an EeeeeeeeVeeeee seem – per Pete Buttigieg – the “affordable” alternative to them.

Never mind the cost of the EeeeeeeeeVeeeeee itself, as opposed to the cost of gas or diesel fuel.

The point being to make the EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeee look – just plausibly enough – to the not-too-numerate – as being a way to “save money” vs. spending it on gas and diesel made very costly, indeed. That will be the sell. The hook will be that – even if you can afford to spend what it takes to buy an EeeeeeeVeeeee – you will have difficulty using it.

Unless you live in or near a city.

The reason being there aren’t many “fast” chargers – or even any – the farther away from cities you get. And the farther away from the city you get, the sooner you will need that charge. But if you don’t live in or near a city, you will have to rely for a charge on the very slow charge of a home charge – because private homes do not have the capacity to “fast” charge an EeeeeeVeeeee. Thus, you will have to wait for several hours, at the least, before you are able to drive your discharged EeeeeVeeee again.

It is possible, certainly, to slow-charge an EeeeeeeVeeeee overnight and some will say that for this reason, it is not a problem.

Indeed, that it is a convenience.

But what if you need to go somewhere before the car finishes slow charging? What if something unplanned comes up? What if the power goes out – perhaps because it was turned off?

Do you think it’s possible the people nudging us into EeeeeeeVeeeeees might just do that? In order to nudge people who don’t live in or near a city to move out of the country? If you don’t suppose it, you probably haven’t read about it. Urban planners – as they style themselves – who are all of the Left – have for the past 50 years-plus been planning to use their power to curtail what they sneer at as “sprawl.” By which these Leftists mean you not living in or near the city – and so under their control – but rather as far away from it as it is economically and practically feasible for you to get away from it.

The car – not the EeeeeeeVeeee – made that possible.

People who didn’t want to live anywhere near the crowds, the costs and the general diminishment of life that attends city life for all who are not rich enough to afford a handsome townhouse (or swanky condo) in the best part of the city but who had jobs in or near the city were able – via the car – to live very far away from all of that because it was feasible as a practical matter and affordable as a financial matter. They could avoid city life. Could live a much larger life than was economically possible in or near the city, where they could not afford the handsome townhouse or the swanky condo – nor the expensive private schools for their kids, either (so as to keep their kids away from the pathologies that afflict in-city government schools).

The car made it possible for them to afford a house, instead. To have a backyard rather than a back alley. Most of all, it made it feasible to get away from “urban planners” – and their plans.

As long as they held the keys to a car, they could.

This also disrupted the broader political plan. It is a problem – politically – to have so many like-minded people outside the city, where their like-mindedness is generally the majority and runs contrary to the mindset of the people who chose to live in or near cities. The votes of these non-city-people often acting as a counterbalance to the machinations of the planners, who already have control over those who fall under their dominion within the cities. Those people are used to being told what to do – because they have to. Also to telling others what to do. There is very little privacy or freedom of action in a city. A single parking spot is often more valuable – that is, expensive – than a house is, in the country.

The point being, the planners want everyone out of the country – so that they have the country.

This being the way it largely was, before the car.

120 years ago, cars were mostly hand-made and custom-built, for those who could afford them. Those who could not afford them did not have them – and were for that reason tethered to the city. They lived close to where they worked – and close to all the things they were desperate to escape. Which millions did, when Henry Ford made a mass-produced car that almost anyone could afford.

Now the tide is going out – via the EeeeeeeVeeeeee – which will be the vehicle for restoring the proper order of things, as the planners see it. First, get as many people out of cars as possible – by making it too expensive to fuel them. Then let them discover that, even if they can afford an electric car, they cannot use it to take them in – and back out – of the city, because there’s no practical way to “fuel” it and because they are endlessly waiting for it.

The recent (se)election confirmed these plans – even if most of us didn’t actually vote for it.

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115 COMMENTS

  1. Zoomer here. I’m really quite regretful to see how our nation has deteriorated over the last 20 years – essentially since I was born. Unfortunately I get a sinking sensation in my gut that tells me *these* will be the good old days in a few years. Back when I could afford to drive a 15 year old manual econobox around for half of my yearly income, instead of using the shitty public transit in the city which I spend the fall and spring terms in. We had a good run, mates, but I think it’s all about to be over.

  2. Just as I suspected, there are calls to declare a “State of emergency” over RSV. There’ll eventually be ANOTHER mass fear porn campaign designed to scare people into getting the COVID “vaccine” (OR the new booster jab) AND any experimental RSV vaccine Big Pharma comes up with, and if that doesn’t work, “Oh, let’s make it MANDATORY for people to get an experimental RSV vaccine”……

    “https://www.technocracy.news/big-pharma-technocrats-use-covid-model-to-push-rsv-vaccines/

    However, there was a piece last year indicating that Ivermectin may be effective against RSV, which these medical technocrats and drug companies would LOVE to keep hidden from the public, as the drug companies can’t make BIG MONEY off a cheap drug that has been around for DECADES and has a good safety record unlike experimental mRNA “vaccines”…..

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0168170221000915?via%3Dihub

  3. The entire push to EV’s is based on one notion, we have to save the planet from catastrophic climate change. This meme of “climate change” is very vague, since the climate is always changing, it is actually the rebranding of global warming.

    Does anyone actually believe that palm trees will be growing in Minneapolis in our lifetime? I am in southern Oregon and it has been snowing on an off for the past two weeks. Usually we get rain in late fall, not snow.

    CO2 could double or triple and I know the weather will not change because CO2 is a trace gas, and what actually controls the weather is the sun, solar cycles, and orbital cycles. CO2 is not a factor in snowfall or ice ages, and in fact in previous ice ages CO2 was ten times higher than it is now.

    • Yukon,
      Gee, who would have thought that the most powerful and dynamic engine in the Solar System, which astronomically speaking we are parked very close to, would have any effect on our climate. By dynamic, I mean a propensity to change, at times rapidly and radically, or not to change for long periods of time (last Ice Age).
      is it not curious that they had to change the name from “global warming” to “climate change”? Because “global warming” wasn’t happening. Their computer models were wrong, again. And again. Which means they have no idea whether its cooling or warming. Which means we might ought to be burning tires to offset imminent cooling.
      I’m fairly sure that a great many Europeans and many Americans are going to be praying for “global warming” before this winter is over.

    • Dr. Vernon Coleman sums it up:

      “It is the global warming hoax which is going to destroy us. It’s the mad green, fake environmentalists, sanctimonious and self-important, who are going to kill us by forcing us to cold turkey off fossil fuels and live in a cold, cruel world where the poorest will starve or freeze to death and where the chosen few, the self-appointed elite, will ignore reality, worship electricity (made from the diminishing fossil fuels) and create a pseudoscientific crisis out of thin air in order to oppress, suppress and banish humanity, decency, dignity and respect from our lives.”

      https://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=260983

  4. How many people die? All the ones that are born.

    Joe Biden has been a public servant for all of fifty years. Baffling everyone with bullshit is his forte, doesn’t get any better.

    All the while, Joe has been payed a tidy sum of money.

    Joe has never earned a single cent. Somebody, everybody, has payed his way, a free lunch provided by the taxpayer.

    All good things must come to an end.

    Searched ‘Batesville Casket, stock quote’.

    April of 2020, Batesville was at 16.75 per share. A year later, Batesville gained in price to 50.50 USD, a gain of 200 percent.

    Today, Batesville is 45.94 USD per share.

    A message in there somewhere, something’s happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear. Kind of tells the real story.

    Let your lyin’ eyes just ignore what is really happening.

    The funeral homes are busier than normal these days, a harbinger, maybe.

    Nothing to see, move along. To the cemetery, again and again.

    Death waxes while life wanes.

    Could it be the Covid vaccines?

    Snake oil medicine costs much less than war material and hardware. Not as much mess and stuff.

    A perfect weapon, stealthily dispensed a single dose at a time.

    Nothing to see here, move along … to more death … in Ukraine.

    Vaccine red herrings are everywhere.

    Time to hibernate until the end of March.

    It was the best of times, it is the worst of times.

    • drumphish,
      “How many people die? All the ones that are born”
      Reminds me of a not terribly funny joke from my youth.
      Upon passing a graveyard, one asks their companion “how many people out their are dead?” The companion replies “I don’t know, how many?” One answers, “all of them”.

  5. Sundance rips the Band-Aid off:

    ‘Lauren Boebert has won Colorado CD-03, exactly as I said she would at 00:32 on election night.

    ‘The Boebert lead will continue widening until they “officially” call the race. The delay is strictly because Lauren Boebert was an identified media/maga target, similar in construct to Marjorie Taylor Greene, who won by too wide a margin to be useful for this intention.

    ‘The delays in Arizona are for the exact same reason. All GOP wins. Kari Lake easily won the Governor contest and Abraham Hamadeh has easily won the Arizona AG position. Slightly lesser probability, but still likely, both Blake Masters (AZ Senate) and Mark Finchem (AZ Secretary of State) will stand victorious at the end of this narrative engineering delay.

    ‘The same applies for Nevada where Republican Adam Laxalt has easily won the Senate Race and Joe Lombardo is the new Republican governor.’

    https://tinyurl.com/293sc9e9

    My instincts exactly. This is speculation on the part of Sundance. But if you work with data as I do every day — sensing the way it’s trending — you can feel it in your bones.

    Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Florida: it’s the emerging nation of Pacific Dixie, 60 million strong. Now we need a corridor to the sea via San Diego, as our founding president Jefferson Davis foresaw 160 years ago. Let it be.

    • Pacific Dixie. Sounds better than the USSA. I’m in Jim. As for a corridor to the sea, Gulf of Mexico works pretty well. We could also build a pipeline from the De-Salinization plant we would build. Then we’d have unlimited water for the robot/chip factories off the 303.

      I think we had a guy run for Governor, years ago proposed a way for AZ to have an international port down there. His name was Russel Pierce, I believe

    • If only in-person voting counted, it would have really been an epic red wave. Arizona had three times the number of mail-in and earlly voting versus in-person election day votes. For obvious massive fraud reasons and making it easier for unmotivated dumb dumbs to vote , mail-in voting always skews Democratic and that’s why Kari Lake and Blake Masters are going to lose to two awful candidates. The AZ mail-in ballot I received didn’t require any ID or even a place to put your name. Mail-ins are why Trump lost in 2020 and why we’ll see a Biden re-election if he lives that long and/or a President Kamala. The normalization of mail-in voting during the covid scam finally killed “our democracy” or any pretense to elections reflecting the will of the people. Orange Turd unleashed that genie and it ain’t going back in.

  6. The said on the idiot tube today that Lurch (Fetterman) should run for president. The guy is brain dead (had a stroke). Then I thought, oh yeah, that is exactly what they want.

    This is the video to watch, a school teacher shows visually how insignificant man made CO2 is:

    Manmade CO2 15 ppm demonstration
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRqvPaX9Q0Y

    WHAT IS TOTALLY UNKNOWN BY PUBLIC AND SCIENTISTS ALIKE IS THE DEADLY CONDITIONS OF THE LAST ICE AGE

    CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS DROPPED WAY BELOW THE CRITICAL LEVEL OF 200 PPM THAT ALLOW PLANTS TO EXIST

    CURRENT CO2 ABOVE 400 PPM IS AT BARE RECOVERY LEVELS, WHICH IS WHY THE PLANET IS GREENING AGAIN (NASA satellite imagery shows this)

    CO2 concentration in the late Pleistocene got all the way down to 140 ppm, a level so low plants would not grow and some died. The earth in the depths of the ice age is cold and dry, and with plants dying, dust storms enveloped the earth. Megafauna extinction coincides with critically low CO2.

    You can see this in this chart:
    https://i.imgur.com/4BVQClV.png

    Bottom line? Fools pushing this CO2 crisis don’t know what the hell they are talking about. CO2 is a life gas, it is in bare recovery levels. Farming is impossible in that period. Humans did not start farming until CO2 recovered, 12,000 years ago.

    Worrying about CO2 at 420ppm is like worrying your gas tank is going to over flow at 1/8 tank.

    Modern Amerika is stuck inside a simulacrum of outrageous lies promulgated by politicians, bankers, and the whore media. Truth makes no difference to these ass clowns

    THE EARTH TOOK 50-60 MILLION YEARS TO COOL AND SETTLE INTO A PERMANENT ICE AGE

    THE IDEA THAT CO2, A TRACE GAS, IS GOING TO CHANGE THAT IS JUST LOONEY

    • Yukon,
      There is a reason our species has advanced so far so fast in the last 10k years of our 250k+ years existence. Better weather, as in warmer. Warmer is better. People live in the Sahara, where temperatures exceed 120f regularly. Not so many above the Artic Circle. Cold is the only reason that Russia has not run roughshod over the rest of the world economy.

  7. Booo!

    I just moved to the country, and I’m NOT GOING BACK to the urban shit-hole. There have been plenty of challenges getting going here, but the life is well worth it!

    • Congrats Badnon,

      We really do have a better a better quality of life here, away from the madness of that festering shit hole. Had some business a couple weeks back in old downtown Phoenicia. The place is overflowing with insufferable twats. A half a day there made my head hurt.

  8. EP wrote: “Now that the Left has secured its power, expect the Left to exercise it.”

    It always does, and the Right is nothing more than speedbumps, never reversing the insanity. You have to give it to the Left, it always caters to its constituents, no matter how destructive. Unlike the Right, the Left knows where its bread is buttered.

  9. LA’s ‘Soros DA’ Gets Charges Dropped Against Election Software CEO

    “Under its $2.9 million, five-year contract with the county, Konnech was supposed to securely maintain the data and that only United States citizens and permanent residents have access to it. District Attorney investigators found that in contradiction to the contract, information was stored on servers in the People’s Republic of China,

    A chinese ccp contractor Eugene Yu, with crooked, election rigging, dominion election machine software, made by gates, with the data stored on ccp servers in china….lol

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/las-soros-da-gets-charges-dropped-against-election-software-ceo

    • Eugene Yu was and may still be involved in Hongzheng Technology Co, LTD, one of, if not the largest election company in China, and

      Konnech once owned Jinhua Yulian Network Technology, a subsidiary out of China, where programmers developed and tested software.

      On a 2013 archived version of that company’s website, [Eugene] Yu [US based Konnech CEO] praised the vision of “Comrade Jiang Zemin” and the Chinese Communist Party before

      bragging in Chinese about his success with “Election Management Solutions Detroit” and “U.S. Overseas Voters.” Konnech’s Chinese subsidiary was founded in November 2005 and its only other known employee is a supervisor named Lin Yu…

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/konnechting-dots-new-evidence-suggests-konnechs-eugene-yu-least-affiliated-chinas-largest-election-firm-direct-ties-us-cities/

      • from the gateway pundit comments section….

        When Biden said his side had the largest fraud network in the world, he wasn’t kidding.

        Clinton sold rocket technology to China. Obama sold nuclear technology to Iran. Biden is selling our Elections to China.

        Wouldn’t it be something if one of the most radicalized leftist lunatic liberals in the US accidentally exposed the stolen election of 2020 for all to see?

        Trump Russia Russia Trump….NOT democrats and China…TRUMP RUSSIA !!!!

        Chi-comms colluding with AmetiKan commies.. we’re gonna need a clean up on Aisle America!!

        The Biden Junta is in bed with the CCP to the point that I think they let Biden sniff all the 6 year old Chinese girls he wants!

        This is tip of the iceberg. I predict links to Democrat Party officials, the DNC and possibly Obama

        I always thought the Marxist-Democrats were in on this from the beginning and it now looks like they were working directly with China. This is treason and we need to identify everyone involved, including journalists and their propaganda teams. The penalty for treason is death by firing squad or hanging.

        China voted for Biden and Biden won give thanks Eugene Yu with China’s Largest Election Firm with Direct Ties to US

        Communist china along with myriad of US. based collaborators conducted a stolen election coup against a sitting U.S. president.right on live television when they stopped the vote count with president Trump way ahead. Now their minions are intently attacking the american people after hitting us with a bioweapon

        So basically, 20 million of jrb’s “81 million” votes were actually digital Chinese

        China got who they wanted in the White House so I guess Yu was successful in that regard

        If your state uses Konnech or Votem software, you need to express your concerns to your Sec of St! Pete Santilli did an emergency broadcast Sun afternoon with all of the details.

        • Anon1,

          We don’t need to do away with certain voting machines; we need to do away with ALL of them! The problem is that all voting machines can be hacked. If you want good elections, then treat votes like cash, with all the controls that go with it.

          Truth be told, we know how to conduct elections. In Iraq, post Saddam Hussein, our people did the following: 1) conducted the elections in one day; 2) dipped everyone’s thumb in indelible ink, so they could only vote once; and 3) did an exit poll. BTW, our State Dept. says that, if the election results differ from the exit polls by more than 5%, then the election was rigged.

          What is it you NEVER hear when the MSM does exit polls? How the total results compare with the vote count! You hear about how X% of women voted for A vs. B; you hear about how Y% of minorities voted for A vs. B; and so on. You NEVER, ever hear about the net exit poll though, do you? Why is that? To ask the question is to answer it…

        • Oh, and we need to return to paper ballots ASAP! That’s something else our State Dept. does. Our gov’t knows how to conduct an honest election; they do so all the time overseas. Why don’t they do the same here? To foment civil war, which is what TPTB want…

          • Mark,
            It’s insane, or purely evil, to trust computers with anything. They are the ultimate morons. They believe each and everything the “administrator” tells them, and act accordingly. There has always been abundant election fraud, even with paper ballots. Digital voting increases it by orders of magnitude.
            Just because a thing can be done with new tools, does not mean it should be done. If it ain’t broke (too bad), don’t “fix it”.

  10. If you ever see a young female with sutured “top” surgery you will never forget it. We’re dealing with black evil and it’s legal in the United States. The Do No Harm aspect of medicine is gone. Apparently they can cut off your right hand if you want them to. This needs consequences.

  11. Sounds like Kari Lake and Arizona are still in play. Oh Maricopa County needs the weekend to finish “counting” the votes. Good luck Kari, you need it, actually you need boots on the ground. The good demonrats of AZ and Maricopa County will make sure all is “Demonratic”.

  12. What’s next is very dark. Continued legal and encouraged child mutilation. Open borders not just here but everywhere in the western world. Promotion of deviant lifestyles. Unbridled satanism, drug promotion and addiction. No cash bail and anarchy anywhere “they” live. More lockdowns and mandates. Because “we” “voted” for it. A very dark path “we” are on. We will all leave this world at some point. Let’s not go alone.

  13. I have something that is really nagging me.

    Abigail Spanberger represents the 7th Congressional District in Virginia, but she doesn’t live here. She lives in Henrico County (which is not in any way part of the 7th district or even near it). The 7th District is made up of a portion of the following counties: Greene, Orange, Madison, Culpeper, Caroline, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Prince William County (the Montclair and Dale City area). Vega won all counties except Prince William County to which she (a Hispanic female that serves on the Prince William County Board of Directors and works as a deputy for Prince William County) lost in the Dale City/Montclair area by a vote of 68% Spanberger to 32% Vega. She crushed it everywhere else.

    Now Prince William was split into the 10th and 7th districts and Ms. Vega’s residence seems to be on the border so I can’t definably say she lives in the 7th district although it looks like she does, but shouldn’t a representative live in the district that they represent?

    • Those requirements are merely aspirational. Realistically there’s probably no one in the district who’s the right kind of person to do the job, so it’s okay. It doesn’t matter who represents them anyway, when an outsider ignores them and votes however the WEF tells them to, it’s exactly the same as if an actual resident did it. As long as we keep up the illusion of representation, that’s all that matters. Democracy is at stake here!

      • Hi Publius,

        I think representatives should live in the district they are elected to. How can one represent people when they are not familiar with the counties, cities, and neighborhoods in their territory? Someone from Buffalo could represent Manhattan. Someone from Miami is allowed to represent constituents from Tampa. If one doesn’t live there how do you know what is needed? The representative is going to be more concerned about where they reside (safety, schools, business, transportation) than who they represent. Their kids aren’t attending these institutions, they aren’t sitting in an hour of traffic each night on their way home from work, crime hasn’t increased in their neighborhood. So they don’t care and don’t even try to pretend they do.

        I didn’t realize that this was not a requirement and am vastly disappointed that this acceptable. Another reason for me to detest government institutions and their shady rules.

          • She showed up in a ballcap and claimed to be a Yankees fan, so it was all good (I assume).

            I didn’t vote against her that time, but if I’d lived in New York I sure would have.

            Not that it makes any difference. If it ever did, it sure doesn’t seem to any more.

            They pretend to represent us, and we pretend they are in charge.

    • ‘Shouldn’t a representative live in the district that they represent?’ — RaiderGirl

      They should. But the Constitution (Article 1, Section 2) requires only this:

      “No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.”

      Even the ‘Inhabitant of that State’ clause is routinely mocked by perma-politicians who effective dwell in DC and only retain a drop-box mailing address in their state. George H W Bush, a New Englander who posed as a Texan, used to file a residence address in Houston that was an empty lot.

      My current rep until Jan 3rd, conservative Republican Paul Gosar, moved from liberal Flagstaff to conservative Prescott to keep his seat in the previous redistricting. Now, after the 2020 restricting, he just won re-election, unopposed, in the new AZ-9 district running along the Colorado River in western Arizona, completely excluding Prescott and Yavapai County.

      https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arizona_Congressional_Districts,_118th_Congress.svg

      DemonRats are as scarce as coatimundis in AZ-9, so they didn’t even try, for fear of their candidate being respectfully escorted out of town by armed vigilantes.

      Now the nomadic dentist Rep Gosar will have to open new district offices, replacing his old ones. But will he himself move to the deep desert, a total contrast with his former mountain redoubt? We’ll see, but I rather doubt it.

    • Raider Girl,

      I would like that it is a requirement, yes, if only that the legislation they vote for would affect them in a similar way as those they represent. But, truth be told, once they are in Congress, they are then actually citizens of the District of Criminals, replete with the precipitation of corruption money which attends the position, and then they can afford multiple homes all over the world.

      Usually, they still have to make people happy in their district in order to be elected, but as long as you keep the party apparats well rewarded, voters might not have any choice.

      • Bad,
        One must note that practically all FedGov legislation carries exclusion from jurisdiction over the Psychopaths In Charge. They do NOT suffer the consequences of what they do. In spite of “equal protection under the law”.

    • RG, it is painful to report that, you, I and the others like us,important guidelines must be comprehended….

      “Rules are for little people “….

      (((Spanberger))) and her “ilk” are not “little people”, like 99.9 of us.

      Hence, they do whatever is best for (((them))) and screw the rest of us.

  14. The Left’s power comes from the CO2 narrative, they claim CO2 will cause runaway global warming (completely false, as CO2 has never caused warming on earth). The best way to destroy their narrative is to illustrate the absurdity of their claims, and here are some videos that do that:

    THE RICE VIDEO – CO2 IN PERSPECTIVE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY_U_F_EfHA

    Alan Jones: What’s the Percent CO2 in the Atmosphere? Its 0.04% – Of Which Humans Create 3% of THAT
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/IwcmOlgRZgca/

    Videos like these will be censored, because they go against the official narrative, so download and bookmark them. I know they exist and had a very hard time finding them.

    Top 10 Facts that Prove CO2 Does NOT Drive Global Temperature
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSQlJx76b64

  15. The Democrats are going to ride to the rescue and make everything better, especially for you.

    Idiot Americans vote for it, debt, war, and death rule. Biden gloats about it for some political mileage. Tell us all about it, Joe. The reality: nobody cares, really.

    A ghetto box in Pennsylvania wins a senate seat, maybe. The Senate can refuse to seat the bum.

    The Sandhill cranes were flying south last week; yesterday, the Canadian geese were bookin’ it south too. Cranes fly a mile high, if you can spot them. Thousands of them are in the air right now.

    No vote, just get going and be gone, it’s going to be cold. Time to wing it.

    Instinct makes serious decisions, those birds got a lot goin’ on these days. What you call a no-brainer, have to get on the move or freeze to death.

    People do the same, use their feet to get somewhere else. Oregon is a good place to set foot for.

    Snowbirds are driving south to the Gulf of Mexico for some winter fun just like the cranes and geese have planned.

  16. One thing that makes this idea so irksome is that even though TPTB are so keen on us living in cities, they are doing squat and jack to make cities halfway decent places to live.

    They aren’t making streets any safer or cleaner.

    They aren’t providing any decent public spaces.

    They aren’t doing anything about the homeless people.

    They aren’t providing quality public services.

    They aren’t making mass transit more efficient, more accessible, or more pleasant to use.

    They aren’t making it easy to build decent housing for people who can’t afford luxury penthouses.

    They aren’t providing halfway decent public schools.

    So what gives?

    • There are days that I believe this is a test. That TPTB really don’t want this, but it is a psyche op….how dumb are the sheep? How far can an individual be pushed until they are willing to drive themselves off the cliff voluntarily?

      If we really assess the situation deeply the majority of people are willing to put their own chains on. They love being told what to do and how to do it. They will ignore their own survivalist instinct for “the greater good.” Many of us on here have a tendency to ignore stupid laws. We may have suffered with it for a duration (loss of a job, spat with a friend, etc.), but at the end didn’t we come out ahead.

      It seems most people (even people in positions of authority) have no idea how to deal with people who say “no.” They start sputtering and are confounded on what they are going to do with you. It is perplexing that the majority don’t even try to use it but are willing to kneel and not question.

      • Hi RG,
        I think the PTB are just itching for another lockdown, face diapers, and vax passes. The medical complex is abuzz with the “triple threat” of flu, covid, and RSV, even though none of those is truly a threat. Here’s hoping enough people have read/heard how the entire “pandemic” has been a total scam, and just say NO to any more restrictions on our lives.

        • Hi Mike,

          From the looks of it, COVID, RSV, and the flu will be a problem for those who’ve been “vaccinated”. However, we have the Biden Thing AND these corrupt public health bureaucracies URGING people to “Get a COVID & FLU vaccine right away!” I don’t think I’ve ever seen such insanity as what we’ve seen the past few years with COVID INSANITY.

      • RG,
        “have no idea how to deal with people who say “no.”
        My favorite word, NO. Has been for many years/decades. “You need to work this weekend”. “NO”. Shock dismay and discombobulation. Runs to management. Management tells them “he’s too good at what he does to lose”. Which is what I’ve endeavored to become my entire working life. The company needs me more than I need them. Guess what? The state needs productive people more than those people need the state too. A lot more. Somewhere in the gang of Psychopaths In Charge, someone realizes this. They seek to be masters. Without productive people, masters of what? Universal income vagrants won’t pay the bills.

        • Me too John. Started around my late 30’s and I knew it the moment I said it that my life had changed for the better. Hard to get to that point, but it was worth it for sure.
          I’m now teaching my kids and my employees the power of the word no.
          It’s fun when someone yells at me that ‘you have to do x!!!’ no i don’t, peace out. Sometimes I smile too, haha.

    • Bryce they provide funding for all those things. Without any accountability. So everyone who can grab that funding is going to vote for it.

  17. Have you seen that new thing call “the line” they’re making in Saudi Arabia ? Apparently they are “communities” which are “sustainable” where everything you need is within a 15 minute walk. And its all enclosed within glass walls on the side. ie keeping the plebs locked in, contained, and monitored. like a fucking ant farm for humans or something….

  18. Eric-“who already have control over those who fall under their dominion within the cities.”

    That is why the voting machines are named *Dominion*.

  19. After this week’s election, The Biden Thing seems emboldened to try to RAM THROUGH what they call a “Nature based Climate agenda”, which is likely to result in even HIGHER gas prices, AMERICANS freezing to death in winter, or a WAR on American farmers like what has been happening in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Other things they might try to RAM through include vaccine passports, MANDATORY COVID vaccination for ALL AMERICANS, NET ZERO digital currency, a WAR on gas powered vehicles, PUSHING for the masses to eat bugs and/ or artificial food, giving absolute power to the WHO in the form of a “Global pandemic treaty”, gun confiscation, etc.

  20. Here’s another change coming for your home energy needs:

    https://www.thecentersquare.com/washington/washington-building-code-council-mandates-heat-pumps-in-all-new-homes/article_da78a11a-5ef8-11ed-9293-2386c56f6fbf.html

    I knew this wouldn’t be limited to new construction, in that article they mention upgrading existing will require a heat pump, won’t be long it will be a heat pump for any replacement not just a BTU bump.

    I am in a cold dry winters area of central WA. This house has a heat pump with gas furnace, in this area the perfect dual fuel setup. I have the heat pump set to not run below 40 degrees, gas furnace for nice warm air in the winter. Try running a heat pump in really cold weather, it’s out there churning it’s guts out extracting “heat” from cold dry air and I’ll save that expensive mechanical device A/C ability for our 95 degree summers.
    Have fun coming up with the cash to replace that 8 grand or more system after it wears out trying to heat your home.

    I post this information as a warning, too late for us in WA but you may want to make it clear to your state reps not to succumb to the expensive nonsense in your state.

    • Sparkey, are there many ground-source heat pumps in your area? We put one in about 8 years ago and it’s great. Works a lot better to extract heat from the 57-degree earth than from the outside air. But where it really shines is for AC. We keep it as cool as we want now, and our summer bills are seldom much more than $100, with two refrigerators and a large freezer running. Our ground loop runs through five wells, each 180 feet deep.

      • Thermodynamically, a ground-coupled heat pump is ideal. But I’m trying to imagine the cost of digging five 180-foot wells. Seems like the payback time for such an investment would be measured in decades.

          • Publius, a vertical installation would easily fit in a typical suburban yard, or even on some city lots. We have plenty of room, but because of the shallow limestone a horizontal installation would have been more costly than drilling.

              • Publius, they install a casing when conditions require it, but of course that raises the cost. In our contract they had an “out” that would have had us paying for more casing if they had needed it. Luckily, they didn’t have to drill far to hit solid rock, as expected.

        • Yes Jim, ours was $30k, a third of which we got back with a federal tax credit, so $20k cost to us. The dealer’s five-year payback estimate was probably one part reality and two parts salesmanship, but I suspect it has paid for itself by now. It also supplies all of our hot water.
          The difference in the electric bills is remarkable. We had a wood furnace built in when the house was constructed in 1989, and we used it a lot. The first winter with the heat pump our bills were about half what they were before, even with the wood-burning savings (we would usually let the electric resistance heat take over at night once the fire went out). Summer bills have been slashed similarly. There’s no noisy outside compressor running, and the temperature is steady and even (perhaps more a function of the thermostat than the heat pump). Plus, cutting down trees, especially dead ones, is dangerous. No more of that, at least not for heat.
          I would do it again.

      • Yes per my engineering coworkers ( I was Mfg E working along with Design E) ground loop is the hot setup, so to speak! Decades ago when heat pumps were getting more known, a prof. at comm. college knew about this. Ground or water, he said living on a lake would be a sweet deal for dropping your loop in water, way more efficient than air source.

        Unfortunately here in WA any contracting work is very expensive – if you can get them to show up. Touching Mother Earth for wells, good luck getting that permit here!
        Neighbor has a backhoe, I’ve got the room for some long run trenches that might work as a hybrid DIY project, humm.

          • That’s interesting, Jim. Our contractor said they don’t use a backhoe for this anymore, but horizontal boring. I’m not sure what the depth is. But he said they can’t bore through rock, so it was not an option for us.
            The article mentions open-loop systems, which have never made sense to me. A couple of our neighbors have them, and the way I understand it, the system uses water from their regular well, and then it runs out onto the ground. Seems like you’d be wearing out your submersible pump pretty fast. Ours has been 350 feet down there for 33 years and is still going.

        • Sparkey, I imagine your average temp (and therefore the temp of the earth a hundred feet or so down) is a bit lower than here in the Midwest, so that would make it less efficient for heating. More efficient for cooling, but I suppose your need for that is somewhat less than ours.
          I first got interested in these things a long time ago when I read a story in a farm magazine about cattlemen burying pipes deep in the ground and pulling air through them to cool barns. I’m not sure the heat pump had even been invented then. We’re fortunate to have an HVAC contractor right down the road who has been a groundbreaker (so to speak) with this technology.
          One thing I didn’t know before was that as the summer drags on, the ground around the loop gradually gets a little warmer as you dump heat from the house into it. So by the end of the cooling season it is not quite as efficient. But then when you switch to heating, the warmed earth works in your favor to make it super-efficient for that. Then the ground cools as you dump cold into it over the winter, which helps with the AC when you switch back. And the cycle starts over.

    • whenever I see a heatpump ad I respond with this….

      Grid down….no heat……

      Energy shortage blackouts are coming because of an overloaded electrical grid, because of EV’s, heat pumps just waste more electricity and EV’s are 10 x worse,

      Heat pumps are super-efficient, but they are known to not work as well in extreme cold (around -15C or 5F and below). if you live somewhere cold forget it…

      I think the biggest problem with heat pumps is freezing up coils in the months with sub-freezing temps. Heat pumps will extract heat from outside throughout the winter. This can cause moist air around the coils to freeze. Then you have no heat. Same as ground source heat pumps, they too can freeze your ground around the lines in winter making your heating system ineffective.

      nobody talks about the refridge oil and refrigerant they leak ….
      just another electrical device giving off EMF, what a joke….

      I would not use my heat pump to heat in the dead of winter. The efficiency goes out the window below about 7 degrees celsius,
      ….. then the electric auxiliary heater kicks in….what a joke…just an expensive electric heater then eating up electricity….lol

      They also waste electricity, overload the grid, the overloaded grid is getting far worse because of EV’s…… with grid down no heat…lol

      watch electricity costs will skyrocket, it won’t be cheaper then natural gas……. buy candles now….lol

      • from another poster….

        The compressor in my heat pump packed it in, so I opted to replace the entire unit since the R-22 refrigerant it runs has been phased out, and is therefore extremely expensive.
        The brand new unit uses R-410A. ………Guess what? R-410A is already in the process of being phased out due to its “global warming potential”.

      • heat pumps in EV’s……

        Prairie Tesla owners battle loss of heat amid extreme cold weather after software update
        A number of Tesla owners across the prairies complain they are experiencing heating issues in their vehicles at a time when temperatures have plummeted.

        The issue began in mid-December after a software update for the Model 3 and Model Y electric vehicles.

        “One day when it was – 12 C in the cabin, I was just shivering, and seems like the only fix that I can get is if I pull over at the side of the highway,” said Kelly Gibbons, who purchased his 2022 Model 3 in Edmonton on Christmas Eve.

        Gibbons says the purchase was motivated by a desire to save money on fuel costs during his work commute from Calgary to Canmore.

        Despite plugging in his vehicle nightly, Gibbons says the interior heat is intermittent even after having some sensors replaced to address it.

        “Worst case scenario, I might just have to start looking for another vehicle,” he said.

        Other drivers in the prairies have also reported having troubles with cold cars.

        One Tesla owner in Saskatchewan tweeted about his issues with a lack of interior cabin heating on Dec. 27.

        Well @elonmusk having some buyers remorse. Last Feb had our Model Y in the SC for a month with no heat. New Super-manifold and thought it was fixed. New set of sensors last week and now this. -30c in #Saskatchewan and a very cold 1 hr drive later we barely made the supercharger pic.twitter.com/JLJ7Pmzc0P

        — Mark Kroeker (@paateach) December 28, 2021
        Two days later, another Saskatchewan driver tweeted about how a family member with a combustion engine had to come to his aide when the heat failed whilst driving with small children in tow.

        @elonmusk @Tesla
        Our Model Y could have killed my family today when the heat stopped working in -40c Called service and the reset and auto didn’t fix. Hour away from any service. Luckily we had family in an ICE vehicle that I could put my 2 kids under 3yrs old in quickly.

        https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/prairie-tesla-owners-battle-loss-of-heat-amid-extreme-cold-weather-after-software-update-1.5729102

        tesla switched to heat pump only, they don’t work in the very cold weather…

        • they talk about global warming ….. but they will freeze and starve us to death with no hydrocarbon fuels, EV’s etc…..just a windmill and a battery in the freezing cold with no wind…..

  21. When will People finally realize that the GOP are part of the left?
    Every time the GOP has held power they have done NOTHING to defend individual liberty and return to constitutional government. The GOP has done NOTHING.
    The only peaceful way the People will ever see liberty again is via secession.
    Not that the feds would hesitate to kill anyone in favor of a VOLUNTARY union.
    DC can never be reformed. NIFO.

    • John Galt is getting it.

      The right=Leftist lite.
      There will be no significant changes on the national level that we would or wouldnt have seen if the “red wave” even occurred. Republicans famously lose in slow motion while having a majority in all branches. To be fair with a Democrat majority and ole puddin- head in the white house, we’ve seen Roe overturned constitiutional carry expand in many states. The NFA may not even exsit in the near future if these cases continue to gain ground. The weilding of political power influence over the peasants may be waning. Balkanization of the states and even counties will continue the federal government will continue to lose its relevance and effectiveness. Not that they’ll just give it up without a fight! Nevertheless it’s coming.

      • someone said the conservatives became liberals and the liberals became nazi’s

        The WEF’s Stakeholder Capitalism Is Just Global Fascism By Another Name

        Authored by Brandon Smith

        The concept of “fascism” was originally entered into the Encyclopedia Italiana by Italian philosopher Giovanni Gentile, who stated that “Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”

        Despite the fact that leftists today often attack conservatives as “fascists” because of our desire to protect national boundaries and western heritage, the truth is that all fascism is deeply rooted in leftist philosophies and thinkers.

        Mussolini was a long time socialist, a member of the party who greatly admired Karl Marx. He deviated from the socialists over their desire to remain neutral during WWI, and went on to champion a combination of socialism and nationalism, what we now know as fascism. Adolph Hitler was also a socialist and admirer of Karl Marx, much like Mussolini. It is actually hard to find where Marx, the communists and the fascists actually differ from each other – A deeper sense of nationalism seems to be one of the few points of contention.

        corporations are viewed as a tool for the eventual transition to a socialist “Utopia” and the death of free markets. Once again, we see there is very little difference in motive between the political left and the fascists. The natural progression of every form of Marxism, communism, socialism, fascism etc. all ultimately lead to a kind of globalist ideology and erasure of cultural separation.

        Globalism requires an overarching social dynamic, a single hive mind, otherwise it cannot survive.

        The new fascism is a re-branded philosophy best represented by something called “Stakeholder Capitalism.” It is a term often used by globalists at the World Economic Forum and the head of the WEF, Klaus Schwab. The media friendly definition of Stakeholder Capitalism is:

        A form of capitalism in which companies do not only optimize short-term profits for shareholders, but seek long term value creation, by taking into account the needs of all their stakeholders, and society at large.

        SHC requires all major corporations to act as a single unit with a single purpose and a unified collectivist ideology – An ideological monopoly.

        The SHC concept is deceptive on its very face because it pretends as if corporations will be held accountable by the public within some form of “business democracy,” as if the public will have a vote on what the corporations do. In reality, it will be corporations telling the public what is acceptable to think and do and corporations in conjunction with governments using their power to punish people who do not agree.

        The great magic trick is that these same unified corporations use the shield of “private property” and business rights as a means to control society without repercussions

        As long as they receive protections from government including monetary stimulus and bailouts, corporations should not enjoy the same private property protections as regular businesses do.

        What are some examples of this kind of corporate/political governance (fascism) in action?

        How about Big Tech social media censorship leaning HEAVILY against conservatives and liberty activists? How about evidence of collusion between Big Tech companies and government, such as the Biden Administration and the DHS working closely with Twitter and Facebook to actively remove voices and viewpoints they don’t like? How about corporate leaders colluding to destroy conservative based social media competitors like Parler?

        How about ESG loans funded by corporate backers such as Blackrock or globalist non-profits like the Rockefeller Foundation?

        And, what about the Council For Inclusive Capitalism? This is the most blatant expression of open global fascism I have ever seen, with money elites and politicians working in concert with the UN and even religious leaders like Pope Francis. Their goal is to institute a single centralized world governing platform built around the same agendas outlined in ESG and SHC, making corporations members of a new global council which they refer to as “The Guardians.”

        Klaus Schwab takes special care to mention often that global crisis events are the “opportunity” that is needed to push the public into the arms of Stakeholder Capitalism through a nexus point called “The Great Reset.”

        https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/wefs-stakeholder-capitalism-just-global-fascism-another-name

  22. Eric,

    While I have yet to finish this post, I have to comment on one thing: urban sprawl. A large driver of that is the estate tax, aka death tax. Farms are asset rich, yet very cash poor businesses. Much of the farm’s value is tied up in land, particularly if the farm is close to a city with growing suburbs. What money is earned goes back in to the business; either it goes for equipment purchase and repair, seed, or other supplies. When Papa Farmer dies, the kids are often short of the cash needed to pay a tax liability that amounts to millions. Hence, they have to sell, often to a developer. What had been farmland now becomes houses. If the estate tax were done away with, then much of this urban sprawl will be curbed.

  23. It’s not exactly too late to plant a garden, especially in the South. Here in the Northland November is a great month to put garlic bulbs in the ground for next year.

    Getting some seeds might be a good idea. Without those, ya got nothing.

    Putting together a soil bed -right now- for next year is a good idea, too. Or, build some kind of cold frame to enable starting a garden sooner next Spring or to extend the growing season next Fall. A few bales of hay & an old window on top might work?

    Setting up a system to grow sprouts inside is ‘sposed to be an economical way to get food any time of year, even for apartment/condo dwellers.

    Maybe get some rabbits for a fertilizer source for the garden?

    I do wonder how the lack of fuel & the high prices will affect the farmers in my area, they sure do use their pickup trucks to haul an awful lot of equipment for their tractors with them, not too mention wagons of hay, livestock trailers to market, etc.
    After reading Eric’s bits about how electric pickups underperform, I do not see how electric vehicles will fill the gap, at all.

    Diesel semi-trucks hauling Big loads of hay go by everyday, too. I wonder how many people even think about those things. Or, how the cost of round bales of hay in places such as Texas cost twice as much as in the Midwest.

    Anyway, RE: “As for me, being debt free allows me…” all that’s needed is a big fat retroactive fine, ‘er I mean, tax to fix that. They might call it the “‘blood from a turnip’ growth initiative, or sum such cockamamy name?

    A video on my yet to-watch list:

    Appalachia’s Homestead with Patara

    💥 Prep Like Hell 💥

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AJv6VYHtrI

    • That comment was meant to be in reply to Landru at the bottom of the comment thread.
      I got the, ‘You are Posting too quickly’ popup and didn’t hit the correct ‘back’ button, or something?

      I probably am posting too quickly, I need to get some stuff done.
      “Wasting daylight” and all that.

  24. One of the two reasons cities were invented. First, to increase market access by congregation. Second, to get people under control by that same congregation. Mass murder by one’s own government is much more difficult in the countryside. In the US especially, since the “countryside” might shoot back. As most here know, the purpose of the big push to EVs has nothing to do with the plebes actually driving one. It has to do with getting the plebes walking, biking, and taking public transport. All very conducive to the plebes living in a city. Making the plebes much easier to control. Hell, they are already in the concentration camp. All that needs be done is put up the fence. Or the wall. As in Berlin wall. The Psychopaths In Charge hate the people. They interfere with their psychotic desires.

    • RE: “One of the two reasons cities were invented.”

      FerFal did a deep dive on that subject a decade ago or so.
      The top reason for creating cities was for protection.

      I’d post some some supporting links, but many are no longer online. And, my day is over.

  25. It’s already happened here in WA, if you take the time to read about this “cap and trade” nonsense the takeaway is another tax fleece scam and government employment growth to police it all.

    https://www.dwt.com/blogs/energy–environmental-law-blog/2021/05/washington-cap-and-trade-law

    The in your face impact for us commoners is the coming gasoline and diesel fuels tax per gallon increase:

    https://www.thecentersquare.com/washington/washington-drivers-to-pay-highest-gas-taxes-in-the-nation-next-year/article_dfaeca90-03a1-11ed-aa77-730fb70c54a8.html

    The dismissive blame shifting so typical of our Gov Dimslee on full display at the end of the above article.

    Little of any coverage in our local media, they’re fully on board with the CO2 scam.

  26. RE: “where we can expect the cost of gas and diesel to increase, suddenly”

    Was listening to SouthernPrepper1’s ‘Boots on the Ground’ video, someone said ~ “Bam. The election was over & the price of gas (or diesel, I forget which) suddenly jumped up bigly”.

    Lots of interesting bits of info on this guys broadcast, especially about food & fuel availability & price levels across the ussa:

    ‘Boots on the Ground…Nov. 9th…Higher prices are starting to cause financial hardship to many.’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0X-Uyk9gEA

    • I like his program. He usually does an update daily (sometimes every other day). He isn’t political although you can guess he leans right, but he just reads emails from around the country (and sometimes the world) on what is going on in each person’s neighborhood. It gives an individual a heads up if the SHTF.

  27. Even if you could afford to charge the EV, you won’t be able to afford the tolls on the expressways or, eventually, surface streets.

    Pay attention to what Transurban is doing around DC and the “Fredericksburg Express”.

  28. After a day of analysis, I’m not quite as discouraged as you, Eric. I think we (non-leftists) were sold a bill of goods with the “red wave.” I must admit that I was sort of expecting a repudiation of leftist authoritarianism on Tuesday, but after doing some research as to the political races throughout the states, it’s apparent that a “red wave” was never a possibility.

    The Senate seats in NH, VT, RI, CT, NY, CA, OR, WA, MD, CO or IL were never in play for the R candidates. That left GA, PA, WI, OH, FL, NV and AZ. WI, OH and FL went R (FL was never in play for D’s). I also suspect PA was never really in play for R’s given its voting record (and ballot stuffing history) and the fact that Oz was not a great candidate. I know Fetterman is zombified, so that gave some hope of his defeat, but keep in mind PA also elected a dead guy on Tuesday.

    That just left AZ, NV and GA. Again, AZ also does not appear to have really been in play for R, especially since there was a libertarian taking some of Blake Master’s votes up until about a week ago (well after mail -in voting started). It appears that NV went R and GA is going to a runoff.

    I believe those who were in the know set up a false “red wave” narrative to activate lazy Democrats and set up non-leftists for defeat and embarrassment by creating such high expectations. It seems to me that a “red wave” would have only been the difference between a handful of races.

    As it currently stands, it appears that the R’s. will take control of the House and are nearly guaranteed 50 seats in the Senate (with NV being potentially at risk). If Heschel Walker wins the runoff the R’s will control the Senate. If the R’s control both houses, will that be a “red wave?” How about if they only have 50 seats in the Senate; is that a NOT “red wave?” The whole “red wave” thing is really just a bunch of bullshit.

    This is all part of the information warfare that happens on a daily basis.

    • Hi Mister,

      I wish I could share your guarded optimism. Or even any optimism. I can’t – because I understand the Left. The Left does not care whether it has a slim or any “mandate.” Or for anything at all. Except power. Which it will seize and exercise. And as it does, people who do not understand will ponder and offer up what they think are (and may well be) sound, moral objections. The Left does not care. It will do what it likes, to the extent it has the power to do so. And I believe the Left now believes it possesses limitless power. It no longer cares at all about even maintaining pretenses. The game is entering its final minutes… and time’s nearly up.

      • Definitely not optimism (although House hearings on the “Covid” crimes might provide some entertainment). My point was that the “red wave” narrative was an impossibility and created only to ensure a non-leftist defeat narrative. Thus, the NOT “red wave” per se should not be cause for dejection.

        You’re absolutely correct about the left. They’re insidious and becoming more and more bold with their power grabs. The war for liberty and freedom will always be never-ending.

      • Eric, you are painting a very dark picture, but I have to admit the trends already in motion say you are right. And this total power thing, I can agree to that as well, as California re-elected gruesome Newsom – which I would of thought impossible after what that fucker did during the plandemic – locked them in their houses – you couldn’t even go to the beach.

        Newsom should of been 100% rejected but he won by a huge margin. That has to encourage these control freaks to up the ante, they got clean away with it. Newsom should of been strung up by an enraged mob, but they put him back on the throne – big mistake for the stupid sheep.

      • This is on the back’s of those Republicans who embraced the the Supreme Kangaroo Court’s decision on Abortion. The Party came across as hypocritical, Women’s Body Dictator wanabees. I know two people who are fed up with what is happening but still voted Democratic because of the Abortion Issue. Apparently Republicans who continued to push their Anti Abortion Agenda would rather see the US go down the drain than shut the fuck up about this.

      • I am not sure I agree with that. Florida is not in play as long as DeSantis is in charge. If DeSantis runs for President (he would be a fool not to) then Florida is wide open for a takeover. If the Right was to run someone with very little name recognition or does not have the ability to connect with voters, I could see Floridians voting for a Democratic centrist. We have to remember that Florida’s population is constantly changing.

        Only 36% of Floridians are actually born there (as of July 2022). A total of 21% are foreign born with 10% not being US citizens. This same thing happened in Northern Virginia. Look at NOVA’s voting record prior to 2008, even Fairfax County was red. As more and more H1B visas and immigrants moved to the area it quickly went from red to blue overnight.

        The mass influx of immigrants (legal and illegal) is changing the trajectory of our country. Note: I am not saying this is a good or bad thing, the country is a melting pot, but what was once European immigrants with similar backgrounds are now quickly being inundated with Hispanic and Asian immigrants. Cultures worldwide are different, and change will come whether we like it or not.

        Florida (or any other state, except maybe California) is a safe haven. Look at the blowout in NY. Lee may not have won, but he held his own and ten House seats went red.

    • Mister,
      Indeed, what better way to dishearten the right than build up high hopes, and then dash them. Not that it really matters. There’s the left (D), and the not quite so left (R). As I’ve often stated, the only difference between the two parties is the speed of the handcart to hell we ride on. The destination remains the same. Communism fast, or communism not quite as fast. They all want us more like China. Which raises the curious question, why are they so adamantly opposed to China? Which can only be answered, because US Psychopaths In Charge are not in charge in China.

  29. I’d love to see the believers answer to:
    Driving the NJ Turnpike, the rest stop gas stations almost always have lines, sometimes big lines. Average I see is 5 cars deep, 6-8 lanes. These lines are for cars that take 5-10min to fill. How are they going to deal with EV charging? In many cases, these rests stops have little real-estate (left). They are going to need 10-20 times the space to park these cars for an hour or so. They’ll probably start or maybe it will be always be “15 min. charge max” Best of luck to you.

    • ‘Driving the NJ Turnpike …’ — ChrisIN

      That’s an excellent way to frame the EeeVee problem in a nutshell. The NJ Turnpike — the carotid artery of commerce for the entire east coast — was designed and built between 1948 and 1952 for internal combustion vehicles, including a dozen service areas with gas stations.

      A logistics analysis incorporating the increased dwell times of EeeVees would show that these service areas can’t adequately serve EeeVees. Nor can most of them be expanded — they are surrounded by urban roads and real estate.

      Adding hundreds of megawatts of electrical capacity to serve the chargers would be another gigantic headache, from adequacy of supply to where to run the lines.

      Public entities such as the NJ Turnpike Authority, the NY State Thruway Authority and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission make political excellent pressure points for opposing EeeVees.

      They have got to do the ‘transition to EeeVees’ analysis. In every case, the results are gonna be monster raving ugly — from feasibility, to exorbitant cost, to aesthetics — on roads familiar to nearly every driver. Stir the pot:

      Double, double toil and trouble
      Fire burn and cauldron bubble
      Cool it with a poltroon’s blood
      Then the curse is firm and good

      • You said it way better Jim. The word ‘dwell’ was what I was looking for.
        I just did a 280 mile round trip with a 1000lb load in my truck, mostly on the NJ Turnpike, and why I thought of the example.
        That would be 18 gals of gas used, no stop needed.
        If I did it in a EV truck, 2 charges needed for sure, and I’d probably have to stay over a night somewhere. Ohhh vey………………….
        Again, the EV truck will be waking up a lot of average joe’s.

        • Just beyond where the NJ Turnpike ends, the Palisades Interstate Parkway heads on north into New York State. But you’d better not go there:

          ‘The Parkway is limited to passenger cars and motorcycles only. Trucks and cars pulling trailers and cars or pickup trucks with commercial or combination plates are prohibited on the Parkway.’

          https://www.palisadesparks.org/palisades-interstate-parkway

          NJ and NY hate trucks, and the people who drive them. Bet they’ll make an exception for EeeVee trucks, though, since those are driven by righteous, virtuous people.

    • Chris,
      Your comment assumes people will continue traveling the NJ Turnpike. They won’t. At which point it becomes a wide open road for our “betters”, not you.

      • part of their plan………………………….
        I can see a day “no ICE vehicles allowed on our pollution free road” hahahah….. a sick hahahahahaha.

    • Chris, the chargers I’ve seen (in videos; I haven’t witnessed any in real life) underscore the stupidity of the EV planners. They appear to be almost always situated at the edge of a parking area, and oriented so the driver has to either head in or back in. Then try to stretch the cable to reach if his connector happens to be on the side of the car. What kind of idiot designs something like that? Have they never seen a gas station, where you can drive up beside the dispensing device? Someone should keep a record of all of the fender-benders that occur because EVers have to spend more time backing up than anybody else on the planet.

  30. You would hope that once an all powerful state did what it could to turn it’s citizens into slaves there might have been a little push back at the polls. Nope, turns out they were fine with it.

    Maybe once they force you to move from a home in the country and live in downtown Detroit or L.A. people might just notice they are now slaves to the state. They might just react then; or maybe not.

    I suspect some people will be looking into wood gasifiers and biodiesel soon. A pity it’s to late for many to plant a garden or prepare. As for me, being debt free allows me a little more latitude in saying F.U. to the state and not having to comply.

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