Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Biden’s Situation Room Meeting Regarding Iran…

Notice all the name placards on the table are facing Biden so he doesn’t forget the names of his own cabinet members and advisors when addressing them, including Vice President Harris…

(WH photo via AP)

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Is the Electoral Fix Already In?

The 2024 presidential race increasingly looks like it will be decided by lawyers, not voters, as Democrats unveil plans for America's first lawfare election. The fix is in. To “protect democracy,” democracy is already being canceled. We just haven’t admitted the implications of this to ourselves yet.

Excerpts from a must read MATT TAIBBI Substack

"For over a year, the Biden administration and its surrogates have dropped hint after hint that the plan for winning in 2024 — against Donald Trump or anyone else — might involve something other than voting.  Lawsuits in multiple states have been filed to remove Trump from the ballot; primaries have been canceled or invalidated; an ominous Washington Post editorial by Robert Kagan, husband to senior State official Victoria Nuland, read like an APB to assassins to head off an “inevitable” Trump dictatorship; and on January 11th of this year, leaders of a third party group called “No Labels” sent an amazing letter to the Department of Justice, complaining of a “conspiracy” to stop alternative votes.

Authored by former NAACP director Ben Chavis, former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, former Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Iran-Contra Special Counsel Dan Webb, the No Labels letter described a meeting of multiple advocacy groups aligned with the Democratic party. In the 80-minute confab, audio of which was obtained by Semafor, a dire warning was issued to anyone considering a third-party run:
"Through every channel we have, to their donors, their friends, the press, everyone — everyone — should send the message: If you have one fingernail clipping of a skeleton in your closet, we will find it… If you think you were vetted when you ran for governor, you’re insane. That was nothing. We are going to come at you with every gun we can possibly find. We did not do that with Jill Stein or Gary Johnson, we should have, and we will not make that mistake again."
If this is how Beltway insiders talk about how to keep Joe Lieberman or Ben Chavis out of politics, imagine what they say about Trump?

We don’t have to imagine. Three and a half years ago, in June and July of 2020, an almost exactly similar series of features to a recent NBC story began appearing in media, describing another “loose network” of “bipartisan officials,” also meeting “quietly” to war-game scenarios in case “Trump loses and insists he won,” as the Washington Post put it.

That group, which called itself the Transition Integrity Project (TIP), involved roughly 100 former officials, think-tankers, and journalists who gathered to “wargame” contested election scenarios. The “loose” network included big names like former Michigan governor and current Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, and former Hillary Clinton campaign chief John Podesta, who in his current role as special advisor to President Joe Biden overseeing the handout of roughly $370 billion in “clean energy” investments is one of the most powerful people in Washington.

Podesta played Joe Biden in one TIP simulation, and in one round refused to accede to a “clear Trump win,” threatening instead to seize a bloc of West Coast states including California (absurdly dubbed “Cascadia”) and secede. Podesta’s “frankly ridiculous move,” as one TIP participant described it, was so over the top that a player leaked it to media writer Ben Smith of the New York Times:
A group of former top government officials called the Transition Integrity Project actually gamed four possible scenarios, including one that doesn’t look that different from 2016: a big popular win for Mr. Biden, and a narrow electoral defeat. 
They cast John Podesta, who was Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, in the role of Mr. Biden. They expected him, when the votes came in, to concede...But Mr. Podesta… shocked the organizers… he persuaded the governors of Wisconsin and Michigan to send pro-Biden electors to the Electoral College. In that scenario, California, Oregon, and Washington then threatened to secede from the United States if Mr. Trump took office.
The Podesta episode was worse than reported, with the secession proposal coming on “advice from President Obama,” used as leverage to a) secure statehood for Washington, DC and Puerto Rico b) divide California into five states to increase its Senate representation, and c) “eliminate the Electoral College,” among other things. TIP authors also warned Trump’s behavior could “push other actors, including, potentially, some in the Democratic Party, to similarly engage in practices that depart from traditional rule of law norms, out of perceived self-defense......”  

On Sunday, January 14th, NBC News ran an eye-catching story: “Fears grow that Trump will use the military in ‘dictatorial ways’ if he returns to the White House.” It described “a loose-knit network of public interest groups and lawmakers” that is “quietly” making plans to “foil any efforts to expand presidential power” insisting Trump will misuse the Department of Defense to execute civilian political aims.

NBC’s quotes from former high-ranking defense and intelligence officials about possible preemptive mutiny were interesting on their own.  Bearing in mind that many of the people involved were also Russiagate actors. 
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Saturday, January 27, 2024

We Are Living In James Madison’s Nightmare.

When Madison wrote his first contribution to the Federalist Papers, Federalist #10, he described the greatest threat to the new republic as the growth of a powerful “faction” that might eventually seize control of government itself. He worried would tear the nation apart by fostering phony differences between people and then pitting them against each other.

As dangerous as faction was, though, he believed that the checks-and-balances he and his colleagues had written into our Constitution would prevent any one special interest group from ever rising up and taking over, to the disadvantage of everybody else.
“Among the numerous advantages promised by a well constructed union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction.” 
And he was very clear about what he meant with that word: 
“By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.” (emphasis mine) 
Unfortunately, wealthy and powerful factions “adverse to the rights of other citizens” have arisen several times in American history. Each time they have torn our nation apart. The most famous was the faction of a few hundred fabulously rich democrat plantation owners in the South who had ended democracy in those states and then reached out to end democracy in the entire nation. Stopping that authoritarian faction claimed an estimated 620,000 American lives. 

Today, things that most Americans want (first rate healthcare, a good education system, clean environment, a sensible social welfare safety net, fair trade, strong middle class, safe streets) don’t get done by Congress, but things the democrat Gucci Marxist want (unlimited immigration, censorship, oppressive regulations, restricted personal freedom, forcing Americans to pay a continuing higher price for energy and transportation in the name of a mythical crisis, prosecuting their political opponents) go forward almost unhindered, with media complicity.

Tragically, a faction of the morbidly rich democrat donors and big media owners in America have chosen an age-old, time-tested method for rallying support around their wholly-owned democrat politicians: fear and the tribal instinct it provokes in many people.

Research finds that people inclined to leftist authoritarianism also react more strongly to stress than most people, are more easily disgusted by things like body odor, and are more likely to be germaphobes' and frightened by the prospect of illness.

People who blindly follow leftist authoritarian leaders, such as the puppet of the shadow handlers of the present occupant of the White house, also feel a strong need to be part of  "the in-group" where they feel safe, and are less likely to engage in critical thinking about information presented to them in media sources like the caustic propaganda arm MSNBC.

They have a higher need for “epistemic certainty” (closure), have poorer reasoning skills, and are more likely to be afflicted with “cognitive inflexibility” (they don’t think things through well). As a result, they’re far more vulnerable to political lies and disinformation.

This is why the wealthy Gucci Marxist who own and run major media, the Green Commies and the DNC, constantly harp on threats to Americans, particularly perceived threats to racial minorities and the more recent phase du jour "Democracy is under assault": it works. One study found it doesn't even matter if a threat is real or not; people simply have to believe it possible. Hate boils slowly.  


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Friday, January 26, 2024

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

It's Your Official Almost Semi-World Famous Irredeemable Big Ass Mid-Week Open Thread.

The forecast for next week is bedlam and insanity are to continue, with a major proliferation of lies, insults, misrepresentations, kicking and spitting, and media meltdowns.

And your Beloved Blog Editrix, Who Loves Each and Everyone of You, wants to make clear to her readers there will be no acceptance on her part of any offer or bribe or attempt to draft her as a token Vice President for any candidate or party. She refuses to take the pay cut. 

Regular ground rules apply...... and don't give the Sasquatch any liquor.  The floor is yours.......
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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

America’s Elites are a Dangerous Fringe Group

The Commentary Magazine Podcast discussed an article in The Wall Street Journal by Kim Strassel (behind a paywall). She lists the findings of a poll done by the founder of Rasmussen.  He interviewed “the elites”: Those who make over $150,000 per year, have a post-graduate degree, and live in a high density area. He listed them as 1% of the population. Some identified as Democrats, some Republicans, and some independents. But their views were remarkably homogeneous: 

74% say their finances are getting better (compared to 20% of other voters). 

Their Approval ratings:
Biden: 84% 
University professors: 89% 
Journalists: 79% 
Lawyers: 78% 
Union leaders: 78%
Members of Congress: 67%

2/3 say teachers, not parents, should determine what children are taught. Nearly 50% say USA has too much individual freedom. 77% support strict rationing of gasoline, meat, and electricity to fight climate change. These are incredible numbers. So 84% of these “elites” approve of the job Biden is doing? 

Holy Shit! It’s no wonder these people don’t understand, well, nearly everybody else in America. It’s like they’re living on another fucking planet.  Which, I suppose, they sort of are. They’re getting wealthier. They like where they are, and they fear change. Leftism’s centralized control systems stifle change. Which is great, if you don’t want change. 

Capitalism is unpredictable. If we’re allowed to compete, you never know who might win. And if you’re winning, the last thing you want is open competition. So they say Americans have too much freedom, and we should ration food and energy to the masses. The successful become risk-averse, and naturally tend to support the establishment which maintains the status quo.

Makes sense, I guess. But this is also a window into the dark corners of the human soul. I got mine. So screw the rest of you. If you get rich, and then you want to prevent others from becoming rich, that says a lot about you. And it’s not good.  

The elites are a powerful group, and they are much more politically active than everyone else. And their views don’t sound like hippy-dippy college kids. These are people that consider themselves our betters. 

They sound more like communists.

This is scary, scary stuff…

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Monday, January 22, 2024

Gentlemen, Stop It! Just Stop It!

By Stop It I mean stop wearing, over a shirt and tie, sleeveless fleece pullovers underneath Suit Coats! Stop it. Just Stop It!!  Do you not look in the mirror? Your collars sticking out like a malignant growth saying 'Look at Me' I'm Kool!  No, You Look Ridiculous! You look homeless with everything you own on all at once!

Tell me I'm wrong......

Pete Whats'isname.

The first time I noticed this ridiculous combination it was on NYT reporter Michal Schmidt, who just happened to be recently married to the MSNBC wacko Nicole Wallace. I thought okay, this little toad couldn't be very bright if he married her. But now I see it has spread to places I would not expect to see such clownish recklessness in appearance.  

Find out who started this disgusting trend and bring them to me!

And while I'm at it, who started this unshaven three days of growth look? First it was the bedhead look in hairstyles, and then the 'I only shave every third month' because I'm kool like the guys in GQ. No, the guys in GQ are fags, and it makes you look like a derelict, it's not sexy and doesn't feel good to the touch. My Gawd man, either grow a nice short beard or shave your face!

That is all.

We now return you to the regular scheduled chaos......

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A Good Monday Morning

Sunday, January 21, 2024

The Hysterical Style in American Politics

The post-Joe McCarthy era and the candidacy of Barry Goldwater once prompted liberal political scientist Richard Hofstadter to chronicle a supposedly long-standing right-wing “paranoid style” of conspiracy-fed extremism.

But far more common, especially in the 21 century, has been a left-wing, hysterical style of inventing scandals and manipulating perceived tensions for political advantage......... 

Nothing was off limits—not forging a federal court document, calling for a military coup, rioting on Inauguration Day, or radically changing the way Americans voted in presidential elections.
- Victor Davis Hanson 

Friday, January 19, 2024

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Bathtub Musings From the Wilds of the Frozen South

* If someone comes to me asking for advice I usually assume they're out of all other rational options. 🤣

* It seems to me very irresponsible to start new year the day after a year as bad as 2023 was ends. Borderline recklessness.

* I'm considering being fully delusional this year to see where it takes me because being sensible hasn't glean the results I was looking for.

* Am I the only one who noticed not once in the Fast and Furious movies did they stop for any gas?

* Gentlemen, "fuck me up" is never the appropriate response to the waiter at The Olive Garden when they ask you how much cheese you want.

* Do Not mess with Librarians....the inner strength required to meticulously care for history's greatest works of literature and then just let total strangers borrow them willy nilly is Jedi level stuff.

* One disorienting thing about getting older that no one tells you about is how weird it feels to get a passionate, extremely wrong lecture from a much younger person about verifiable historical events you can personally remember very well.

* Any dog can be a guide dog if you don't care where you're going.

* I wonder if the Virgin Mary was like, you can just call me Mary, there is no need.

* Ever take you glasses off at night and think damn, natural selection would have taken my ass a long time ago if it weren't for the development of optometry!

* My dentist gave me Amoxicillin my last visit and said you can't drink while taking it, so I'm doing the mature thing and heeding his warning and not taking the medicine.

* The divorce rate among my socks is astonishing!

* I've been told before I'm kinda like the total package that got fucked up in shipping and handling. 🤣🤣

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Monday, January 15, 2024

Note:

Until the roads are passable and the internet dude can get to my shack and bring me a new modem I probably won't be posting but will be checking in on my mobile talking device thingy.

A Good Monday Morning


Sunday, January 14, 2024

Sunday Soothingness

Winter has arrived, so for you, some warm Sunday Soothingness.  Another choice morsel drawn from your Beloved Blog Editrix's personal digs, I give you a track titled "Rainmaker" lifted from the classic 1971 Traffic album "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys."

Enjoy your Sunday. And to everyone this side of the equator, Stay Warm.
 

Friday, January 12, 2024

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

Your Official Almost Semi-World Famous Irredeemable Big Ass Mid-Week Open Thread.

We're almost two weeks into 2024 and the democrat crazy train shows no sign of slowing. Bedlam and insanity are forecast to continue, with a major proliferation of lies, insults, misrepresentations, kicking and spitting, and media meltdowns.

And your Beloved Blog Editrix, Who Loves Each and Everyone of You, wants to make clear there will be no acceptance on her part, of an offer, of any kind or amount, to coach Alabama Crimson Tide Football. 

Regular ground rules apply...... and don't give the Sasquatch any liquor, and use the Coasters.
The floor is yours.......


Wednesday, January 10, 2024

And They Are Good Liars Too.

The average leftist follower is decidedly non-intellectual and reacts to everything like a cat with a laser-pointer dot, i.e., mindlessly attacking it, oblivious to everything else, oblivious and unconcerned about the destruction its attacks cause, and accomplishing nothing except chaos, disorder, and destruction.

That chaos, disorder, and destruction, however, is exactly the thing that the most elite leftist leaders want. And they are intelligent and intellectual in the same manner that Hitler and Goebbels were - capable of satanic-level hatred.

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Maybe It’s The Lighting

We have, I fear, been neglecting for a long time the finer arts and their uplifting tendency here at DMF. So let’s correct that immediately and thereby better ourselves, with thanks to our cousins across the pond:
Jesse Darling picked up the prestigious art award and its £25,000 check (31K US$) at a ceremony in Eastbourne England..... He has spoken about being inspired by his view of the effects of austerity, Brexit, and the pandemic....... and the “hostile environment” immigration policy. “I wanted to make a work..... about Britain for the British public.” 
How kind. 

Now feast thine eyes upon it:


I know. I know. You’re positively trembling with aesthetic rapture.

According to the artist, and the Turner Prize judges, what we, the public need and indeed deserve, is a seemingly random arrangement of tape, net curtains, and metal crash barriers, thereby conveying “a familiar yet delirious world,” and an allegedly “hostile” British immigration policy. The chair of the judges, Tate Britain director Alex Farquharson, added that his art was “bold & engaging.

We’re told by Katie Razzall, the BBC’s culture editor, that the prize-winning art, or pretend-art, "tackles nationhood and British identity." I'll be interested what our resident subject of the Crown, Feargal the Cat, may have to say about that statement. 

Sharp-eyed readers may notice another possible reason for the artist’s gushing reception among our betters. The artist’s identity, or pretend-identity, being so terribly in right now, and by default deserving.


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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Politifact: Hillary Clinton Is Not a Lizard Person


Where to begin? With the facts, I suppose.

We are talking about Politifact so I guess we should begin with the facts before we jump into the ridicule and brilliant analysis. The “fact checkers” at Politifact want you to know that the lying conservatives are trying to convince you that Hillary Clinton is a reptile, and that, contrary to your instinct to agree, she is not. Hillary Clinton is human.
Fact checking joke memes. Top end journalism.

I think we can debate whether Hillary Clinton is fully human–it all depends on whether you consider psychopaths as fully human or not–but I think we can state with confidence that nobody who is likely to read a Politifact “fact check” is also likely to believe that Hillary Clinton is a lizard person.

Given the Venn Diagram between the (nonexistent) people who believe that HRC is a Lizard Person and readers of Politifact, one has to wonder for whom the “fact check” disproving the claim is actually written. Or, for that matter, who the “facts checks” of Babylon Bee jokes done by both Politifact and Snopes are directed.

We all know the answer: these fact checks have nothing to do with “disproving” widely believed “misinformation” that must be squashed before a credulous public gets taken in. They are directed at Liberals who desperately need to believe that anybody who disagrees with them is a poltroon incapable of understanding that CNN did not, in fact, buy an industrial-sized washing machine to spin the news.

The DMF ASSHAT of the YEAR "LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD".

Congratulation are in order for the Spawn of Vader, Liz Cheney, just awarded the frequently Annual DMF AssHat of the Year - "AMY WINEHOUSE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD" - joining an elite list of people we wish would be swept away to a far away galaxy and used for alien medical experiments. 

Once the #3 in Republican House leadership and Nan Pelosi want-to-be, Liz caught a near fatal case of TDS and went to the dark side, choosing to star in the cast of a made for TV primetime democrat political propaganda extravaganza, as the Co-chair of The Select Committee's dramatic Kabuki Theater production of the J6 Hearings.

Before joining the Democrats’ Jan. 6 Committee, Cheney toured the media spreading the bogus Russian bounties story claiming Trump ignored Kremlin dollar signs on the heads of American troops in Afghanistan. Her support for endless aid to Ukraine stands far apart from the majority of Republicans.


And if losing her house seat in an embarrassingly large primary defeat wasn't enough, Cheney's blasting of Republicans and DJT at her own alma mater commencement exercises backfired spectacularly, as the Daughter of Vader was not received well at all. Throughout Cheney's remarks, more and more students opposing the choice of Cheney as speaker booed and turned their chairs away from the stage while she spoke.

Cheney dropped her responsibilities to constituents in Wyoming to help lead the Democrats’ partisan crusade exploiting the Capitol riot to tar political dissidents and capitalize on the stardom that comes with anti-Trump punditry. Despite half her state being under the jurisdiction of the federal government, Cheney left her seat on the House Natural Resources Committee navigating Wyoming’s myriad public lands issues to direct her energy toward her vendetta against DJT with summer show trials.

In the process, the Wyoming congresswoman smeared legitimate concerns of citizens about the integrity and safety of U.S. elections.

To great fanfare and publicity by a fawning media, Liz published her new memoir last month to cement her legacy in democrats' version of history as a political martyr whose career as a rising star on Capitol Hill fell at the whims of an American “dictator.”  Bless Her Heart. 

As I wrote the night of Lizzy's mid-term primary concession speech:
9pm - Liz walks in........flicks the light switch........which sends an echoing click through her empty room. The silence is so loud, her heels on the floor send ripples out across the hardwood, bouncing off the far wall and colliding back on themselves. She opens the fridge and pours a large tumbler of wine and sits down kicking her shoes off........then guzzles the whole glass. She gets up and sulks toward the shower, carrying the bottle with her....stopping to kick the wall and mumble something about Lincoln. Liz's obvious substance abuse problem (pepperoni) likely contributed to her defeat. 
Democrat and the sycophant media admiration for her is directly proportional to her disdain for DJT. Otherwise, to them, she's no better than your average hillbilly from the mountains.
So let us all raise a glass to the newest member of a small elite group (an honor many are deserving but few have received) worthy of our unfamous and well earned ridicule.


Friday, January 5, 2024

Middle Finger Symphony Theater

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Wednesday, January 3, 2024

What Next? Whoopie Goldberg Emcee the Country Music Awards?

Who better to explain to a television audience the culture and rich life of Paris, explore the city’s iconic landmarks and offer their keen insights on Olympic sports competition than a skinny low talent black dude from south central Los Angeles who is been stoned for 40 years and every fifth word out of their mouth is muthaf*cker, or some ghetto variation of the word, than the nasty dreadlock headed rapper Snoop Dogg?


According to NBC Sports, Snoop Dogg’s got his mind on the Olympics and the Olympics on his mind — the rapper is poised to offer his “unique take” with a series of reports for NBC at this summer’s Olympics. The coverage by the 52-year-old performer born Calvin Broadus, will highlight "what’s happening in Paris".

“We don’t know what the heck is going to happen every day,” Molly Solomon, executive producer and president of NBC Olympics production, said in a statement, “but we know he will add his unique perspective to our re-imagined Olympic primetime show.”

Mr Dogg was said to say “We’re going to have some amazing competitions and, of course, I will be bringing that Snoop style to the mix, “Peace and Olympic LOVE, ya dig?” I can hear him now interviewing the 440 Relay Team with no guardrails....."I'm here chillin' wit the 440 crew that gonna take them Gold Pieces. Bank on it MoFo....these Niggas can Choo Choo!

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

You Won’t Hear Biden Bragging About This


America oil companies are producing a larger amount oil than the country ever has. The flow of huge amounts of crude from American producers is playing a big role in keeping prices down at the pump, diminishing the geopolitical power of OPEC, and somewhat taming inflation. 

The politics of oil are particularly tricky for Democrats, whose chances for victory in the 2024 could hinge on whether young, soft skull climate-conscious voters, who have already had the smoke of college loan forgiveness blown up their asses, actually come out in big numbers. 

This production is happening despite the Biden Administration's hatred of fossil fuels, except that their hatred of fossil fuels is overwhelmed by their instinct for self preservation at the polls. 
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A note in passing:
"The FBI needs to investigate the crime that happened Monday night in Pasadena, California — a case of identity theft, in which a group of young men claiming to be the University of Alabama football team perpetrated an implausible impersonation of the Crimson Tide. The fraudulent “football team” that took the field at the Rose Bowl looked nothing like the mighty Crimson Tide, which had defeated the defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs 27-24 to win the SEC title. 
The criminal conspiracy resulted in Michigan scoring a touchdown that tied the game at 20, requiring overtime (and also requiring me to order another Yuengling, on advice from my Samoan attorney) during which the San Andreas Fault suddenly erupted in a cataclysmic earthquake and the entire state of California collapsed into the Pacific Ocean. 
Wait a minute. Let me check my notes . . . 
No, the cataclysmic earthquake was what I wished would have happened, instead of what actually did happen".....Robert Stacy McCain

 

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