Friday, July 30, 2021

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R.I.P. DUSTY HILL 1949-2021

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Why Democrats Embrace Suicide Missions

Democrats appear to be on a[nother] suicide mission, determined to pass trillions in new spending and embracing an undependable electric truckload of far-left positions on issues despite warnings that this will surely cost them control of Congress. One might expect Democrats to be more careful considering the shellacking that's been laid on them in response to similarly aggressive pursuits of left-wing legislation in recent past midterms. Given consequential historic defeat and loss of congressional seats during the Clinton and Obama Administrations, why would Dems risk their narrow majorities with a far more robust cornucopia of extreme leftist policies now??

Because Democrats play the long game. Where Republican victories are always temporary – their tax cuts and deregulation efforts are easily undone when power shifts – major Democrat achievements are forever. In their calculation, temporary loss of the House and Senate is a small price to pay for establishing new entitlements that will never go away.

Through incremental victories over the decades they have planted their hooks and inexorably transformed America into a big government welfare state. Because their achievements cannot be undone, the country has eventually adapted to their imposed realities. FDR’s New Deal did not end the Great Depression. LBJ’s Great Society did not end poverty. Those liberal landmarks were failed promises that have become sacred programs that no politician dares to question, or even reform.

The fact they continue to push unpopular policies illuminates an ignored but central aspect of the party’s character: Democrats have never truly been democratic.

Since the 19th century when it was controlled by wealthy white supremacists in the South and machine politicians in the North, the party has always been a top-down institution in which cultural and political elites decided what was best for everyone else. This is why progressivism, which is based on the idea that a small group of learned experts should organize and run society, made its home in the Democratic Party in the early 20th century. Woodie Wilson, FDR, JFK and LBJ prided themselves on attracting “the best and the brightest” to run an ever-expanding government. The tax-and-spend policies they embraced were not evidence of their deep compassion but tools they used to buy votes to expand their power.

Democrats like to say they cast aside their racist history and completely reinvented themselves during the 1960s. The party’s defining characteristic as a top-down organization – now dominated by rich white coastal elites and African American activists – never really changed. Neither did it's tendency to smear its opponents.

Back in the 19th and early 20th centuries, its target was the “Negro menace.” The party’s organs routinely depicted African Americans as dumb, irrational and violent creatures who posed a grave moral threat to public order. Today, Democrats use these tropes to describe Republicans, continuing their racializing of public life by beating the drum about white supremacists. There is a straight line from Jim Crow to Joe Biden – even though Biden likes to use that phrase to tar Republicans.

If the past is prologue, Democrats will continue to push their ambitious spending plans, the voters be damned. They will pay with another shellacking at the polls, but so what? They're used to it. All their losses are temporary, but their victories are permanent.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Officer Harry Dunn: One of Pelosi's Handpicked Witness.

One of the Pelosi's chosen "Insurrection" Capitol Hill police witnesses, who claimed he was called a "nigger" numerous times, is a black activist who expressed overt political and racial biases on social media. Dunn should’ve scrubbed his social media before putting on his uniform and propagandizing with crocodile yesterday. The receipts are brutal.  

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

On the Olympic Shitfest...

I Swear These Are The Same Guys That Work at the
Garden Nursery Down the Road

Excerpts from Our Friend Matthew @My Planet, My Rules
"I have professed a deep and abiding disgust with the sordid marketing campaign known as "The Olympic Games" on this page (and elsewhere) many, many times. I hardly need, I should think, to regurgitate my talking points on why the Olympics Suck Harder Than Kamala Harris, so I will, instead, shit all over the tertiary aspects of this years shitstravaganza. 
The only reason these "games" are taking place is because of money. Money is the only reason why this farce continues every four years, since the real juice of past Olympic Games -- nationalism -- is now considered uncouth. 
NBC paid a fortune for the rights to televise them. The Japanese government spent billions of yen constructing facilities. The IOC wants nothing more than to pretend that it does something useful and worthy of continued funding. Despite a worldwide pandemic and only 30 or so countries sending teams, not to mention the lack of spectators, these competitions in mostly-unwatchable sports are being pressed forward for the purposes of reaching demographics that are "underserved" in the sports-advertising world, which is to say Gay Men and Women. 
It's also an opportunity for the Kumbaya crowd to express their own repressed feelings of nationalism under the disguise of a "world-unifying event". 
Except their strain of nationalism tends towards the Communist version. 
The guy at the bar who usually turns his back on the NBA, MLB, NFL or NHL game on the television and professes no interest in sports (an aspect of White Male Domination and Fascism, of course), suddenly becomes an overnight expert on the Zimbabwean Rhythmic Gymnastics Team and knows all the rules and stratagems of Water Polo. 
But, there has been one event surrounding these games which has garnered a modicum of my attention......" 
Go Read More on the Olympics, in addition to the Overlord's opinion of this ridiculous activity of 'Gender Reveal Parties'👍

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Friday, July 23, 2021

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Please Don’t Just Scroll Past This...

Scroll past it with gusto. Scroll past it with fire in your heart. For every post of the thousands of posts you scroll past, the good, the bad, the memes, the cats, the politics and the art you can reblog or ignore and scroll on by but not this post. This post you have to scroll by with style.

For all your time on this site you’ve moved your mouse or touched your touchpad looking forward to the next image or scrap of text and you’ve so rarely noticed the motion of your hand, the swish of your finger. Not this time. This time you’ll feel it and you’ll understand the simple beauty of scrolling and though you’ll rarely think of it again, for one moment you’ll have been aware, truly aware of the act of motion. So don’t just scroll past this. SCROLL past it!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Please Pick Up the White Courtesy Phone

 Inspector Lewis Erskine & Inspector Trainee Jacques Clouseau Jr.

Back when the world was still in black and white, most peoples idea of the FBI was a cadre of honest and upstanding men and women of law enforcement. The best at the ready; G-Men willing to risk life and limb to prevent crime or solve one, like super heroes always getting their man, and always within the span of one-hour.  No one ever thought the FBI would be tasked with creating a crime.

The plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer was, from the start, doomed to fail. It was never going to happen because in the ranks of 14 cartoon characters were, at a minimum, an additional 12 G-Men. These informants are supposed to be like mall cops. Observe and report. They are not tasked with creating a crime, but that is apparently what the FBI does now.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Denial Ain't a River in....uh....You Know the Thing.

"For socialists and their fellow travelers everywhere, it's turning out to be a bummer of a summer. It's almost bad enough to make you feel sorry for Sen. Bernie Sanders. 
Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and their anti-American ilk are stuck defending economic authoritarianism abroad while its victims are pleading for the United States to save them. To the millions of downtrodden in Cuba, Haiti and most of Latin America, the US remains the shining city on the hill, even as AOC and her Squad demonize the greatest country ever created. 
It must break their tiny hearts to see Cuban protesters waving American flags and Haitian officials asking the White House for American troops to keep order. Don't those people know America is a racist, colonial power that feasts on the poor?" 
- Michael Goodwin, NYP

Monday, July 19, 2021

Weighed and Found Wanting

Continued exposure and very public incompetence's has not raised Kamala Harris in the public’s esteem. After passing herself off as a down with the struggle, former Hip-Hop diggin', reefer tokin' negro princess from Oakland trolling for the black vote as an embarrassingly bad presidential candidate, now is found lacking even her party's confidence as vice president.

Trafalgar polled respondents within the last week, and found 58% not confident in her at all.  Even 43% of Democrats are not confident that Harris is ready for the big time.

Her pick as a running mate was a head scratcher to most who knew she ruthlessly climbed the political ladder partly as a result of regularly visiting the pants of the powerful mayor of San Francisco while district attorney, and as fawning media, daytime female talk-fest, and late night former comedians obsess about her looks, Chanel handbags, and Manolo Blahnik shoes.

In truth she's what you get if you combine the naked ambition of a Hillary Clinton with Sanford and Son's Aunt Esther. An Extremely Unlikable Person.

I have always suspected the leaders of the Party who picked her, whoever they are, have been planning to ease 46* out of office on the ground of failing health (or untimely accident *wink wink*) and replace him with Harris. Even if 46* manages to survive his term, it won’t be easy for the Democrats to turn to someone other than Kamala–a woman of color–in 2024. Her continuing unpopularity, which public exposure seems to aggravate rather than mitigate, poses a real problem for the Dems.

Pass the Popcorn.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

And Just Where Did All This Misinformation & Skepticism of the Covid Vaccine Begin??

Let's take a little trip down the memory hole, shall we?

Yes, for all their lecturing of the American people about the coronavirus vaccine, Joe Biden and Heels up Harris, as well as all of the Democrats running last November were originally some of the biggest anti-vax skeptics in the country. I'm sure this just slipped the mind of the media and will point out this little fact directly.....

Friday, July 16, 2021

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Sit Your Ass Back Down.
I'm Adding in One and Making it a MFST 'Lockdown Live Double Feature'.
  Your Welcome!

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Let’s Take A Moment To Point & Laugh at the Our Friends at the Batshit Crazy Five & Dime

Boston Pride Dissolves Amid Diversity Complaints

Can we just take a minute and laugh together? "BLM attacked Boston Pride, (a gay activist group that’s been around for 50 years), claiming that they’re too white. Boston Pride responds by apologizing & disbanding its entire organization in shame. Just fabulous! BLM just comes in and nukes its own allies for no legitimate reason at all, and everyone on the left is too powerless to stop them or even voice an objection." - Matt Walsh

What a bunch of clowns!
"We care too much to stand in the way. Therefore, Boston Pride is dissolving. There will be no further events or programming planned, and the board is taking steps to close down the organization."
I LOVE IT when the left eats their own

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Biden Administration: Anti-communist Refuges / Potential Republican Voters Not Welcome

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Monday, July 12, 2021

A Brief History of Useful Idiots

In case you missed it, there was a little unrest down in the commie hellhole of Cuba over the weekend. Some of the good citizens seem to have grown weary of all that glorious communism supposedly does for the people living under it. And some in the American media are befuddled by people demanding freedom from tyranny. These are the same people who believe that they should be the arbiters of what is and is not real news—just in case you were still wondering why things are so screwed up in this country right now. Commies are bad and anyone who finds it difficult to say so has problems, is un-American, and has probably read too much Howard Zinn. They also can’t be trusted as sources for anything. Like information leading up to an election. 

The phenomenon of intelligent people saying stupid things about tyrants is a constant of 20th century history and continues unabated into the 21st.

It was Lenin who first identified the genus of Western intellectual known as “the useful idiot,” but it was Stalin who showed how incredibly easy it was to seduce them: a free holiday, dinner, a little flattery and wa-hey- the knickers are off! But then Stalin died, the USSR became much less violent and the useful idiots lost interest.
Searching for a new utopia, many pinned their hopes on revolutionary Cuba, where a bearded mega-bore named Fidel Castro was in the process of transforming a corrupt satellite of America into a corrupt satellite of the USSR, even poorer and less free than before. 

Like Papa Joe, Fidel knew how to flatter and soon he had the likes of Picasso, Norman Mailer and Susan Sontag (“the Cuban revolution is astonishingly free of repression”) eating out of his palm. My favorite Castro quote comes from Abbie Hoffman, a justly forgotten 60s radical bed-wetter who compared Castro to… well, read for yourself:
“Fidel sits on the side of a tank rumbling into Havana on New Year’s Day… girls throw flowers at the tank and rush to tug playfully at this black beard. He laughs joyously and pinches a few rumps. .. He is like a mighty penis coming to life, and when he is tall and straight, the crowd immediately is transformed.”

Then there was Castro’s pal, Wee Ernie Guevara, a totalitarian loon who praised Mao, invaded the Congo and died in Bolivia after attempting to inspire revolution among people he knew nothing about. Jean-Paul Sartre declared him “the most complete human being of our age.”

Speaking of Mao, he had his celebrity admirers, too. In 1973, Shirley MacLaine, who was very good in The Apartment with Jack Lemmon, went on a tour of some Potemkin villages in China and wrote a glowing report afterwards. She was especially approving of the absence of advertising billboards, and the general atmosphere of calm which left her feeling “serene.” She never thought that perhaps China was quiet because 60 million people had just been murdered and everyone was very, very scared. Mao was a big hit among 60s students and one of his erstwhile fanboys, Jose Manuel Barroso, who went on to become president of the European Commission.

But Mao and Castro weren’t the only totalitarian despots considered groovy.  In the run up to the Iranian revolution, the french philosopher Michel Foucault,  paid several visits to Iran and later praised the “political spirituality” of the Ayatollah Khomeini who, given the chance, would have had him executed for his homosexuality.  And so on, and so on.

These days, Hollywood morons like landwhale Michael Moore and pinhead Sean Penn still ignore the brutal day to day repressive Castro legacy of the islands population and praises Cuba from time to time. They all seem now preoccupied with promoting the destruction of American culture. But it’s hard to find the pure strain of tyrant admiration, though for a while I was fascinated by a blog entitled Reflections on the Ruhnama, written by “Steve from Wisconsin” who apparently took at face value all the gibberish the deceased Turkmen tyrant Saparmurat Niyazov had scrawled with a colored crayon in his notorious book.

Maybe it has something to do with the loss of religious faith. You know, these leftist elitist no longer believe in paradise, so they project their yearning for redemption onto some exotic remake of America. It pleases certain people of note to adopt counter-intuitive positions, believing it gives them “depth” and “sophistication.” And thus clever people are often the easiest to fool.

And what about today.....Just look around.

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

The rapid, stunning shift in the belief system of the American elites...has sent the whole society into a profound cultural dislocation.

"It is, in essence, an ongoing moral panic against the specter of 'white supremacy,' which is now bizarrely regarded as an accurate description of the largest, freest, most successful multiracial democracy in human history....

The elites, increasingly sequestered within one political party and one media monoculture, educated by colleges and private schools that have become hermetically sealed against any non-left dissent, have had a 'social justice reckoning' these past few years. And they have been ideologically transformed, with countless cascading consequences. Take it from a NYT woke star, Kara Swisher, who celebrated this week that 'the country’s social justice movement is reshaping how we talk about, well, everything.' She’s right — and certainly about the NYT and all mainstream journalism....

The reason 'critical race theory' is a decent approximation for this new orthodoxy is that it was precisely this exasperation with liberalism’s seeming inability to end racial inequality in a generation that prompted Derrick Bell et al. to come up with the term in the first place, and Kimberlé Crenshaw to subsequently universalize it beyond race to every other possible dimension of human identity ('intersectionality'). A specter of invisible and unfalsifiable 'systems' and 'structures' and 'internal biases' arrived to hover over the world...."

H/T Althouse

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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Great Moments in History #783

Keith Richards Teaches a Young
Willie Nelson to Play Guitar

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Friday, July 9, 2021

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Throwback Thursday: Great Moments in History #14

From the Dank Archives of DMF -  March 21, 2011

On this day in 1964...

To counter the onslaught of the sixties British Music Invasion, legendary rock band 'Newman, Davis, Mitchum, Martin & Garner' was formed as music's first "Super Group".  Gigs were raucous and far between, and the band finally disbanded and went on to successful solo careers and film projects. Their ground breaking formula has been followed successfully many time since. Band members privately blamed the groups demise on the refusal of Frank Sinatra to join the project after insisting on he be lead singer, and which kind of hats would be worn. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Knock Knock.......

After spending the past four years screeching that Trump was “authoritarian” and “fascist,” it’s farcically ironic and hypocritical that the Biden White House now wants to knock on Americans’ doors to make sure they are vaccinated. Press Sec. Jen Psaki announced to reporters agents of the federal government will be knocking on unvaccinated people’s doors to browbeat them into getting the shot for a virus that has proven to have a 99 percent survival rate. Sending in federal stormtroopers to bang on people’s doors to check their vaccination status sounds like a blatant violation of HIPAA laws as well as a gross abuse of patient confidentiality. If the central government isn't keeping databases on everyone - the core of a vaccine passport - how will they know which doors to go to?  

Monday, July 5, 2021

'Oikosphobia' is not the Fear of Mass-market Greek Yogurt

As history has pointed out many times, that when the freest and most prosperous societies for their times reach the peak of egalitarianism, something strange happens. The most comfortable and privileged members of  free and prosperous society develop a hatred of their own people and home. Sound familiar??

Benedict Beckeld, a Swedish PhD in Philosophy has written about this combination of insanity, stupidity and self-hatred that is sometimes called 'Oikophobia.’ In 2004 philosopher Roger Scruton described Oikophobia as, “the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiable ‘ours’". Part of this has to do with a need by many to feel superior to others.

Here in America, even as the population of half the third world so it seems, is risking its life to enter mature, tolerant, prosperous Western liberal democracies, the coastal elites have come to despise American culture. Through media and the educational system, the idea has been promoted that America is nothing but a backwards culture built on oppression and exploitation. The elite seek to deconstruct culture then construct a new more repressive one, thus destroying the original culture without a national consensus. 

As is always the case during prosperity fueled oikophobia, the sins of the society are compared to some imagined utopia, not against conditions as they have existed in most societies for most of history. If the status seeking elite were to compare their culture to the human sacrifice of the Aztecs.....or the oppression of the Cultural Revolution.....or the persistence of modern day slavery in the 3rd world...their pronouncement about the awfulness of their own culture could be seen to be the product of either ignorance or an attempt to mislead.  Instead, they have  embraced the playbook of Mao’s Cultural Revolution and we now have calls for snitch squads to be created, turning people against each other and creating the platforms to turn each other in as “extremists.

The important thing to remember is that this degrading of one’s own culture, history and people is a status seeking technique. When a young “woke” college student decries White Privilege....…they aren't offering to make a sacrifice on their part to help elevate some oppressed person. They're simply pointing out that they're better than the other guy.

As Dr. Beckeld also pointed out, as oikophobia increases among elites in a society, oikiphilia increases among the lower classes. So the more the elites come to hate and despise the culture, heritage and history of their society, the more the lower classes seek to defend it.
And so we are.
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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy Independence Day Y'all

May The Blessings Laid Upon this Nation at it's Founding 
Remain Forevermore!

This day also marks the anniversary of the fall of Vicksburg.  On July 4th, 1863, after a 47 day Union Army siege of the city, ravished by hunger and disease, the heavily fortified stronghold and the Mississippi River navigation it controlled were surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant, changing the course of the war.  Independence day was not again observed in Vicksburg until 1907.