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Good observation

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From 90 Miles:

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Interesting times - a three-fer

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The first headline is regarding the lockdown in Australia and the response.  The next two are the beginning of a series from Claire Wolf on where we are and what to do.  Good stuff...

The pendulum is swinging back.

Getting back to our roots

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Lisa sent me this quote - really resonates:

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Enough social media.  Screw public opinion. Ignore the media. Cultivate that which is within. Polish your heart. Do not feed the state - let it wither and die. Celebrate your neighbors, your community. Live life. Breathe.

Today's "media" on yesterday's "riot"

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From Newsweek - talk about a howler:

Trump's 'Waning Influence' Shown in 'Very Small Crowd Size' at 'Justice for J6' Rally: Ted Lieu
As a sparse crowd gathered in Washington D.C., to support the January 6 Capitol rioters on Saturday, Representative Ted Lieu said the "Justice for J6" rally's poor attendance shows that former President Donald Trump's influence on the Republican Party is finally waning.

"The very small crowd size at the #JusticeforJ6 traitorous rally shows the waning influence of the former President," the California Democrat tweeted.

The "Justice for J6" rally concluded Saturday afternoon without any known major instances of violence. Due to concerns of such possible threats, authorities ensured a hefty police presence at the rally, which was attended by 400 to 450 protesters in support of those who were charged in connection with the Capitol riot earlier this year, according to Capitol Police.

Ted Lieu represents California's 33rd District (the wealthy part of Los Angeles). No mention of nation of origin but his official biography states:

Looking for a better life and opportunity, Ted and his family immigrated to the United States when he was three years old. 

Infogalactic has him born in Taiwan.

Continuing from the Newsweek article:

One man allegedly wielding a handgun was detained at the rally around 1:30 p.m. and charged with unlawful activities, reported Capitol Police.

"At this time, it is not clear why the man was at the demonstration," authorities said.

Actually, it was very clear - the man was an undercover agent.  He was stopped, he presented his badge and was released.  He was not charged with anything.

800+ comments - some fun reading. 

The author was Senior News Editor Christina Zhao.  The link goes to her other stories - she writes with a certain bias to say the least. She is educated in England (read the Law) and practiced law in New Zealand.  No word as to country of origin.  Odd that two Chinese names be involved in an article so slanted against conservatism and American Greatness. Christina should have picked up a phone and done a little research first - find out what actually happened.

Looking back, I think that this bias is wonderful.  Keeps them in the dark until the shit does hit the fan.
They will be caught unawares and helpless. Easy pickins...

Every indication was that this was a false-flag operation designed to advance the narrative that Constitutional Conservatives (as well as President Trump's followers) were a bunch of crazed right-wing lunatics. Finally found the "official" name for the event and that makes this perfectly clear.

From Zero Hedge:

J6 'Chaos' Total Bust For Media As Cops, Journalists And FBI Appear To Outnumber Protesters
Saturday's "Justice for J6" rally appears to have been - in the words of Donald Trump, "a setup" - after police, journalists and FBI agents appear to have been the main attraction, while just a few hundred protests appeared to support those who were detained following the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.

Excuuuuuuuuse me — "Justice for J6" rally

No conservative would EVER use the word Justice in that context.  That use of the word Justice is owned purely by the liberals.  They are using it to bully moderates when they do not roll over and yield to the liberals' Marxist/Statist demands. You are against Justice?

More at the site - some fun photographs.  Once again, the elite beclown themselves.

Something to remember - the good guys

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Signs of the times

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Saw this while driving yesterday:

W - with
O - out
K - knowledge or
E - experience

Kind of sums it up - doesn't it...

Fsck Joe Biden

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Becoming quite the popular chant at sporting events, etc...
From Borepatch:

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Markets for everything - stickers

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Put on gasoline pumps next to the price - available here:

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From the ever wonderful Daily Timewaster.

WIN/WIN — teachers

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Very good observation - from The Liberty Daily:

Teachers Leaving Schools Over Medical Tyranny and CRT Now Have HIGH Market Value
There have been so many sad stories coming out of Pandemic Panic Theater as well as the filthy residue of anti-white racism, also known as Critical Race Theory. Teachers in particular have been hit hard as they’re being forced to decide between what they know is right and what governments, school boards, and their peers are telling them to do.

But there’s a silver lining, as Jesse Kelly from The First noted on Twitter:

I hope the teachers resigning because of COVID insanity and CRT stuff are aware of their ABSURD market value. There are MILLIONS of parents who want their kids educated by someone like you. Start a group home schooling business. Do private tutoring.”

Very true - maybe not as many additional benefits doing private tutoring (healthcare or retirement) but betting that the pay is pretty good right now for qualified teachers.

That time of the year - Fall

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I love it - pronouns

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Slow news day - very quiet out there

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Found three memes for the morning - two new and an old classic

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Pitch perfect - say what you will about mass-produced beer, a nice cold Bud is perfect on a hot summer day.
Their corporate culture is pretty awesome as well - they really do treasure this Nation:

The original is lost to time but this is a 'reconstruction' and it hangs vertically. Rotated 90° to save space.

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From Infogalactic:

The Oriflamme (from Latin aurea flamma, "golden flame") was the battle standard of the King of France in the Middle Ages. It was originally the sacred banner of the Abbey of St. Denis, a monastery near Paris. When the oriflamme was raised in battle by the French royalty during the Middle Ages, most notably during the Hundred Years War, no prisoners were to be taken until it was lowered. Through this tactic they hoped to strike fear into the hearts of the enemy, especially the nobles, who could usually expect to be taken alive for ransom during such military encounters.

Remember this part:  "no prisoners were to be taken until it was lowered"  Should Civil War II need to happen, these would be handy to have.  If push came to shove, I bet people like Schiff, Nadler, Schumer, Pelosi, AOC, Newsom, the squad, etc... would squeal like pigs. Videos replayed over and over and passed around the dark net (the Internet routes around damage dontcha-know)

Looked for one on Amazon and they do not carry it. Lots of board games and a couple of fun flags but nothing like this. I see the need for a cottage industry...

A thought...

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I get them from time to time.  More cause for an Uh Oh than a celebration.

The progressives are balkanizing us - splitting us into groups so we can be pitted against each other.

Racism is back in fashion. Us v/s them. Socialists v/s the job creators. The latest educational theories.

If we are too busy with that, then we would not stand together and unite against the Deep State.

My thought?
Biden's speech today was pitting the vaccinated against the unvaccinated.

As Afghanistan fails? Blame the unvaccinated.

The economy tanks? It is all the unvaccinated people messing things up.

Job market down?  It's them. Those people. Their fault.  They are why we can't have nice things.

It is stunning to see again and again how stupid Biden's handlers are.  Out of touch with reality.
Out of touch with America and Americans.

are coming for the un-vaccinated.  From My Pensieve:

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And today is National Be... Oh. Wait.

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From the wonderful compendium National Day:

National Be Late for Something Day – September 5, 2021
It’s September 5, which means National Be Late for Something Day is upon us! This unconventional holiday aims to promote the more positive aspects of procrastination. No longer do you have to succumb to the pressure of a busy schedule, you have the perfect excuse to be fashionably late. The holiday highlights the need for us to slow down the modern hectic lifestyle. It urges everyone to focus on those things we never have time to appreciate or indulge in. For some, this could be blowing off that “important” meeting for some quality time with family. It doesn’t matter what your motivations are, so long as you benefit from that extra time.

Wait - today is September 6th...  Nevermind...

When you start getting flak. From Breitbart:

Hollywood Celebrities Ramp Up Attacks on Larry Elder Ahead of California Recall
As the fight for his political life heads into the homestretch, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is receiving a lifeline from celebrities as well as some of the party’s biggest names, including Vice President Kamala Harris and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D), who are hitting the pavement to save Newsom from the state’s September 14 recall election.

Hollywood celebrities are also performing more heavy lifting for the governor by launching an all-out smear campaign on the GOP, specifically Republican challenger Larry Elder. Stars including Alec Baldwin, Ron Perlman, Josh Gad, and Rosanna Arquette have attempted to whip their fans into an anti-GOP frenzy, urging them to vote “no” on the recall.

“Larry Elder is a dangerous idiot. And I mean Trump level dangerous,” warned Baldwin.

Heh - brings to mind this rant from 2017.  Have not posted it in a while so here it is:

Dear Hollywood celebrities: It’s time to wake up now. Get this! The only reason you exist is for my entertainment. Some of you are beautiful. Some of you can deliver a line with such conviction that you bring tears to my eyes. Some of you are so convincing that you scare the stuffing out of me. And others are so funny you can make me laugh uncontrollably. But you all have one thing in common. You only exist and have a place in my world to entertain me. That’s it. Nothing else!

You make your living pretending to be someone else. You play dress-up like a 5-year-old. Your world is a make-believe world—it is not real; it doesn't exist. You live for the camera while the rest of us live in the real world. Your entire existence depends on my patronage. I crank the organ grinder, and you dance.

Therefore, I don't care where you stand on issues. Honestly, your opinion means nothing to me. Just because you had a lead role in a movie about prostitution doesn't mean you know what it’s like to be a prostitute. Your view matters far less to me than that of a someone living in Timbuktu. Believe me or not, the hard truth is that you aren't real. I turn off my TV or shut down my computer, and you cease to exist. Once I am done with you, I go back to the real world until I want you to entertain me again.

I don't care that you think BP executives deserve the death penalty. I don't care what you think about the environment. I don't care if you believe fracking is bad. I don't care if you call for more gun control. I don't care if you believe in catastrophic, human-induced global warming. And I couldn't care less that you supported Hillary for President. By the way, she lost!!

Get back into your bubble. I'll let you know when I'm in the mood for something pretty or scary or funny. And one other thing. What was all that “I'll leave the country if Donald Trump wins”? Don't you know how stupid that made you sound? What did you think my reaction was going to be? Oooh! I better not vote for Trump or we'll lose Whoopi Goldberg? Al Sharpton? Amy Schemer? Rosie O’Donnell? Leave. Good riddance. I don't care! And don't let the door hit you in the keister on your way out. Make me laugh. Make me cry. Even scare me. But realize this: the only words of yours that matter are scripted — just like your pathetic, little lives. I may agree with some of you from time to time, but in the final analysis, it doesn't matter. In my world, you exist solely for my entertainment.

So, shut your mouth and dance, monkey, DANCE!

👍👍👍 100%

Heh - custom license plate from Florida

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Powerful song

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Just wow. From Breitbart:

Nashville Hall of Fame Songwriter Jeffrey Steele Speaks Out on Biden’s Catastrophic Afghanistan Withdrawal, Releases New Single ‘Afghanistan’
Country music songwriter Jeffrey Steele’s career spans more than three decades and encompasses numerous hit singles, most notably “What Hurts the Most,” and “These Days” for Rascal Flatts. He has written for some of Nashville’s biggest names, including Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and Billy Ray Cyrus.

Now, Steele has released a single simply called “Afghanistan,” a song inspired by the Biden administration’s disastrous pull out that left thousands of American civilians and allies stranded behind enemy lines and led to the deaths of 13 U.S. service members.

Much more at the site. Steele is not the first musician to release a song in protest. Lots of comments too - worth reading. The rock stars are touching a nerve here. People are starting to wake up and take the red pill.

So true - apocalypse

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If the show fits - Taliban

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Fits perfectly.  Too close for comfort for some people:

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Speak the truth, ride the backlash

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Seems like truth takes a back seat to WOKE these days.From Legal Insurrection:

Sweetgreen CEO Smeared as ‘Fat-Phobic’ for Stating Truth: Obesity Increases COVID-19 Risks
Celebrating fat in the era of COVID-19 is the equivalent to celebrating rat infestation in the era of the Black Death
Earlier this week, I wrote about how journalist and COVID-19 analyst Alex Berenson got his wings clipped by Twitter for a tweet in which every line item had its basis in a news report.

Much earlier in my COVID-19 coverage, I cited reports that studies showed obesity substantially increased the risk of poor outcomes for infections. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that about 78% of people who have been hospitalized, needed a ventilator, or died from Covid-19 have been overweight or obese. Other studies confirmed this trend, as an extract from that detailed post highlights.

The case-fatality rate was 9.2%, and 21% of hospitalized patients died. Obesity alone almost tripled the risk of death (aHR, 2.7), while obesity combined with other underlying illnesses increased the risk of death and other severe outcomes even further (diabetes HR, 2.79; immunosuppression HR, 5.06; high blood pressure HR, 2.30).

Furthermore, news about another study from Cleveland has just been released….confirming the 3 previous reports that I have already discussed.

And Sweetgreen?

However, what do the Big Tech, social media “fact-checkers” do? They smear a CEO of a business that sells salads for speaking the truth about COVID-19 science.

Sweetgreen co-founder and CEO Jonathan Neman wrote a LinkedIn post Tuesday connecting obesity to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, saying “no vaccine nor mask will save us” and proposing taxes on processed food and refined sugar.

The post was deleted Wednesday, several hours after Vice published a story about it. Even before Vice’s article, commenters on Neman’s original post were calling his argument “fat-phobic.”

Sweetgreen confidentially filed for an initial public offering in June, making this an inopportune time for controversy surrounding the company. Consumer backlash could hurt both its reputation and sales, turning off investors.

Fortunately, the New York Post captured Neman’s post, which is backed up by the data I have offered in previous articles.

Lots more at the site - there is no talking their way out of this.  Overweight and obesity will contribute to fatalities. The comments are worth reading - there are some more links there to further back this up. Afraid of Covid? Lose weight. Simple as that.

The good news - Hurricane Ida

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The Levees held - flooding was just from rainfall.

Bad news?  The electricity is going to be out for several more weeks. And, they have some really hot weather moving in.

Stories are starting to trickle in - lots of emergency responders out there, lots of traffic on ham radio bands. The Cajun Navy is stepping up to the plate again. Big difference between city dwellers and country folk. I was born and raised in a city and you will never get me back in one for more than a visit. They make me itch.

For an evil empire, they do have some good ideas.  From Zero Hedge:

Video Game Stocks Slide As Beijing Imposes 3-Hours-Per-Week Playtime-Quota
Four weeks after Chinese regulators first denounced video games as "spiritual opium" and identified "video game addiction" as a widespread phenomenon distracting young people from their responsibilities, authorities on Monday announced they would restrict the hours during which Chinese minors are allowed to play. From here on out, gaming during the week will be banned. On Friday evenings, as well as during holidays and Saturdays and Sundays, gamers will only be allowed to play during a single hour between 2000 to 2100 local time.

Already, Monday’s new rules are impacting shares of China's online gaming companies. Shares of a swath of companies, including Tencent, NetEase, Bilibili, Kingsoft Cloud, Huya and Sohu.com, tumbled during Asian trading.

And the devil is in the details:

What's more alarming than the restrictions themselves is how Beijing intends to enforce them, with facial recognition technology and requirements for gamers to use verified accounts.

Like Obi-Wan said: "I felt a great disturbance in the Force...as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."

Nine simple questions

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Shows the falacy of their thinking - from My Pensieve

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Like this is going to work out well

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This program "sounds" good.  I do not think that it will "do" good and am willing to bet that there is no accountability built in to the system. Fraudsters are salivating and lining up at the front door for their handout(s).
From the CBS Sacramento, CA affiliate:

California Looking To Pay Drug Addicts To Stay Sober
Frustrated by out-of-control increases in drug overdose deaths, California’s leaders are trying something radical: They want the state to be the first to pay people to stay sober.

And the program:

It works like this: People earn small incentives or payments for every negative drug test over a period of time. Most people who complete the treatment without any positive tests can earn a few hundred dollars. They usually get the money on a gift card.

Love it - small payments.  All you have to do is jin up a couple thousand "clients" and you have a nice steady source of cash.  And if course, the program's director is not going to call foul.  If there was rampant fraud discovered, the program might be shut down and that would take away the director's rice bowl.  Can't have that.

Our tax dollars at work.  Another brilliant plan under Newsome - no wonder they want him gone.


Doing something that "sounds" good is a very liberal thing to do.  There is little or no thought put into the program, all that is needed is for it to sound good.  After the fact, there is no accountability. People do not do the basic research to see if this new program is actually doing what it intended to do.  More often than not, it is not addressing the problem and additionally, adding some new layer of confusion and harm.

The liberal reaction when this is brought to light is to expand the offending program.  They could not have made a mistake - after all, they are the brightest and the best.  It must be that the program was just not given enough money or resources. They need to take the failing program and make it bigger so that it can do even more fail.

A point of clarification

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From TYWKIWDBI

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More at the site.  Now you know.

This has gotta stop

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Great new song from Eric Clapton:

Nice to see someone in the entertainment industry not afraid to speak out.

Now that you think about it...

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Pop Culture - milk crates

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The new Disney sequel

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From Breitbart:

Newsom Warns Ahead of Recall: California Could Become Florida, GOP Hopes So
As the recall election approaches, Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom is on defense, claiming that if he is booted from office, the state under Republican leadership would go the way of Florida under popular GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis.

At the same time, conservatives who hope to replace Newsom, including radio talk show host Larry Elder, are holding up states like Florida as a role model for the far-left-wing Golden State.

It's the whole Bug v/s Feature discussion. Florida is doing really well these days. Even with COVID once you start reading the real numbers and not the ones cooked up by the mainstream media.

Hitting all the talking points

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This is either an epic-level troll (and I am amazed that Mr. Stein was able to keep a straight face) -OR- there are really people like that out there. Hard to tell:

Here is Joe's:

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They sing.  They dance. They act.  They must know so much about other things like economics, world politics, foreign relations, environmental sciences, mathematics, science, technology, cuisine, healthy living. They are gods - we must aspire to be like them.

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Great news from Australia - that virus

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The Australian government has been even more draconian than the US and We The People are not standing for it.  Massive truckers strike is planned. Civic protests.  Interesting times.
From Mike at Cold Fury - just go and read and watch the video:

Shut ’em down
Looking for a way to bring a nation to its knees, force an economy to a dead halt, even topple a tyrannical government using one of the most effective, nonviolent, and quickest means there is? A truckers’ strike is your huckleberry.

Mike also links to this report from Hal Turner:

Australia To Be SHUT DOWN by Truckers on Aug. 31 to "Throw off the Government"
Citizens in Australia are now openly talking about OVERTHROWING THEIR GOVERNMENT and are openly coordinating a first-strike: A nationwide trucking shut down beginning August 31. NOTHING will be transported anywhere until the government comes back under citizen control.

Things are turning very ugly in Australia (and in New Zealand) as government public servants "order" the taxpayers who pay their salaries, to remain locked in homes, NOT TO TALK TO EACH OTHER, and a slew of other ridiculous "rules" under the guise of a Flu-like illness they call COVID-19.

Civilization (public opinion) is like a pendulum - it swings in one direction and then it swings back again.  Looks like some petty government a**holes are going to be discovering this for the first time. Good.

1:19 of pure comedy gold. He delivers the goods:

Go down in history - this decade

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And we are only in the middle of it. Going to take a couple of years to recover if we do.
Future Americans will be scratching their heads going WTF? Seriously?

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