Don Surber: Leaderless Democrats morph into a mob The party placed Nancy Pelosi two heartbeats from the presidency simply to annoy President Trump. Four rookie congresswomen drive the party agenda whose platform now is to the left of the BLM and Antifa goons. Biden is propped up by old guard black leaders who fear losing their supporters to the Squaws Squad and President Trump. Black leaders do not want to admit that Obama did nothing for black Americans except raise their hopes only to dash them. Imagine if that $170 billion he gave Iran were used to build factories in black communities instead.
Visualizing America’s Wealth Inequality (From The Sky Above Baltimore)Decades of deindustrialization and 50-years of democrat controlled leadership has certainly contributed to Baltimore’s demise. Think of Baltimore as a Hunger Game Society with the Capital being the waterfront and the Districts the so-called ghettos. The Capital is ever-so expanding, but the Districts or the ghettos are shrinking. There are nearly 46,800 vacant row homes in the ghettos, where the homicide rate is 2x of Chicago’s.
Can someone remind me of the time another country wouldn’t deal with America because Orange Man Bad? I feel as if they might still take our calls. https://t.co/z6JGzj6OVZ
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) July 8, 2020
One driver of the credit card debt decline is the collapse in spending. This makes sense, given those empty streets and closed shops. Still, people worried about money tend to hoard cash, rather than pay down debt. You can always tell the credit card company to go screw, but you can’t do that with the landlord, the mortgage company or the grocery store. Contrary to conventional economic wisdom, Americans are choosing to pay down their debts right now.
The weirdness in the economy is just one item. No new movies or television have come out since the panic and no one seems to care very much. Sports entertainment has been shuttered and no one seems to care. All of the spring and summer youth sports have been cancelled. This time of year, kids into baseball, lacrosse, soccer and big-time football would normally be in summer leagues. Their parents would be toting them around the country. None of that is happening.
What If It’s All A Lie? Would you be shocked to learn that a big hunk of the citizenry is absolutely convinced that Donald Trump will not only be re-elected but re-elected in a landslide? It’s true, and it’s not an ironic or performative belief, but rather one drawn from a perspective that the mainstream media utterly ignores. This means you probably have no idea it even exists, and that could lead to an unpleasant surprise in November.
Indeed, apart from opportunistic thugs and felons, the bulk of the “troops” who would comprise one side of some civil war are pretty much denizens of the young comfortable classes. Their disruptive and violent behavior is happening because governors, mayors, and police chiefs have over the last decade sent the message that they will not respond with mind-concentrating force in order to restore order and hold rioters accountable. On the contrary, they encourage and validate the kids’ behavior with their words and their deeds like kneeling in solidarity with overgrown petulant teenagers. It’s hard to imagine one of these snowflakes in a maelstrom of violence like Shiloh or Antietam. [continue reading…]
“You are old, father William,” the young man said,
“And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head –
Do you think, at your age, it is right?”
“In my youth,” father William replied to his son,
“I feared it would injure the brain;
But now that I’m perfectly sure I have none,
Why, I do it again and again.”
“You are old,” said the youth, “as I mentioned before,
And have grown most uncommonly fat;
Yet you turned a back-somersault in at the door –
Pray, what is the reason of that?”
“In my youth,” said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
“I kept all my limbs very supple
By the use of this ointment –one shilling the box –
Allow me to sell you a couple.”
“You are old,” said the youth, “and your jaws are too weak
For anything tougher than suet;
Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak –
Pray, how did you manage to do it?”
“In my youth,” said his father, “I took to the law,
And argued each case with my wife;
And the muscular strength, which it gave to my jaw,
Has lasted the rest of my life.”
“You are old,” said the youth; one would hardly suppose
That your eye was as steady as ever;
Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose –
What made you so awfully clever?”
“I have answered three questions, and that is enough,”
Said his father; “don’t give yourself airs!
Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
Be off, or I’ll kick you downstairs!”
“You are old,” said the youth, “and you’ll probably vote
For the wretch that is known as Don Trump.
A fascist, a nazi, a racist, a white,
And his wife is an ugguly hump.”
“Oh, fuck off!” said his father, “Antifa punk,
You whiskerless greasy-haired lass.
Leave and stay gone, and don’t ask me for money,
Or I’ll bury my boot up your ass.”
Addendum by Lance de Boyle
My old man’s that old man,
Spent his life livin’ off the land,
Dirty hands, and a clean soul.
It breaks his heart seein’ foreign cars,
Filled with fuel that isn’t ours
And wearin’ cotton we didn’t grow
He’s got the red, white, and blue flyin’ high on the farm
Semper Fi tattooed on his left arm
Spend a little more in the store for a tag in the back that says ‘USA’
He won’t buy nothin’ that he can’t fix,
With WD40 and a Craftsman wrench
He ain’t prejudiced, he’s just made in America [continue reading…]
‘I Definitely Wouldn’t Have Supported The Holocaust If I Lived In Nazi Germany,’ Says Woman Who Supports Abortion Today
International Manhunt Under Way For Those Who Signed Letter Supporting Tolerance Of Differing Viewpoints
Please forward to those who need to have their head cleaved and their shambolic existence exposed to them.
Yahoo News reported, “The USA has 3 million documented cases of covid-19, the disease caused by the corona virus, a virulent bug that crawled into the national consciousness early in the year and is likely to consume the rest of it.
“The grim milestone reached Wednesday represents roughly a quarter of the world’s cases and the same percentage of its deaths.”
Four months in, and still, less than 1% of the population has it.
But at the rate we are going, everyone will have it in 15 years.
By the way, weren’t 2 million people supposed to be dead by now?
This week the Sage of the Woodpile, Ol’ Remus, has a few choice words on the way of the wilderness:
“People from deep metropolitan America see woodlands in a peculiar way. Other than a day trip to some attraction, or a weekend at a cabin on the lake, their experience is commonly at a managed reserve such as a state park or other public accommodation where involvement with the Great Outdoors is bounded and wholly optional.
“They’ll typically stay in earnestly rustic cabins fitted out with utilities and amenities not materially different from an efficiency apartment, presented in an improbable mix of decors suggesting a mining camp of the old west imagined by a designer of Swiss chalets, or if severely downscale, something resembling the shotgun houses of Louisiana’s unfashionable wards.
“When hiking the over-designated “wilderness trails” they’ll caution each other in grave tones against getting separated and lost as if an unspeakable fate awaits just off-trail. This, where a minor walk in any direction except up would get them to discount gas, snacks, lottery tickets, and a cartoony map commending vendors of crafts and local honey.
“Tersely worded signs along scenic routes and jogging trails feature low-level bullying concerning the disposition of trash offset with the promise of personal redemption by recycling, or the care to be exercised when building a fire in the meteor-proof facilities provided, all of which reassures them their welfare, perhaps nature itself, is being actively managed by competent and watchful professionals.
“This is the woodlands on terms they’ll accept, those of a valued guest in a picturesque but alien land. Park managers well know what underlies their expectations of convenience and reassurance. Fear. Places like the Ozarks or Alleghenies are their equivalent of East Saint Louis or Baltimore, menacing by day, potentially lethal by night. It’s why they gather ’round in the evening and build Dresden-like campfires and laugh a lot.
“It’s unlikely they’ll keep their legions of peripheral supporters when gunfire replaces theatre. Uniforms issued at birth will almost certainly become the ruling default.”
“It’s not possible to overstate the disorienting effect night has on them in the woods. Perhaps it’s the first occasion their eyes have had reason to become dark-adjusted, conceivably an unsettling experience. The resolutely unadventurous pack a flashlight of such power there’s a felt recoil when switched on, in case they’ll need to attract a rescue helicopter from afar or signal a distant township, I assume.
“But it’s not just the dark they fear. It took me a long while to understand why they talk so much. It’s the quiet. Thinking back, the nighttime stillness is often remarked upon by visitors, admiringly, but tentatively so. Their aimless chatter is as if the Great Outdoors had whispered “your move” and they’re struggling to excuse themselves gracefully. It’s understandable, they live a life of obligatory blather, it’s their go-to survival skill. [continue reading…]
On Date July 27, 2013 this expert in CNN autofellatio had strong words to say to his African-American “community.” (A dose of Irony today is that the background of his studio shot is Columbus Circle, with associated statue.)
LEMON: Black people, if you really want to fix the problem, here’s just five things that you should think about doing. Here’s number five, and if this doesn’t apply to you, if you’re not doing this, then it doesn’t apply to you, I’m not talking to you.
Here’s number five. Pull up your pants. Some people, a lot of them black, gave me flak for saying that recently on “The Wendy Williams Show.” If you’re sagging, I mean — I think it’s your self-esteem that is sagging and who you are as a person it’s sagging. Young people need to be taught respect and there are rules.
Sagging pants, whether Justin Bieber or No-name Derek around the way, walking around with your ass and your underwear showing is not OK. In fact, it comes from prison when they take away belts from the prisoners so that they can’t make a weapon. And then it evolved into which role a prisoner would have during male-on-male prison sex. The one with the really low pants is the submissive one. You get my point?
Number four now is the n-word.
JAY-Z, RAPPER: For our generation what we did was we took the word and we took the power out of that word.
CHRIS ROCK, COMEDIAN/ACTOR: We took this word, and we made it into poetry.
LEMON: I understand poetic license, but consider this: I hosted a special on the n-word, suggesting that black people stop using it and that entertainers stop deluding yourselves or themselves and others that you’re somehow taking the word back. By promoting the use of that word when it’s not germane to the conversation, have you ever considered that you may be just perpetuating the stereotype the master intended acting like a ni**er?
A lot of African-Americans took offense to that, too. I wonder if I gave the right advice, I really did. But confirmation came the very next day on my way home when I exited the subway in 125th Street in Harlem. This little kid in a school uniform no older than seven years old, he was crying his eyes out as he walked down the sidewalk with his mother.
I’m going to be honest here, she turned to me, and she said “I’m sick of you. You act like an old ass man, stop all that crying, ni**er.” Is that taking the word back? Think about that.
Now number three. Respect where you live. Start small by not dropping trash, littering in your own communities. I’ve lived in several predominantly white neighborhoods in my life, I rarely, if ever, witnessed people littering. I live in Harlem now, it’s an historically black neighborhood, every single day I see adults and children dropping their trash on the ground when a garbage can is just feet away. Just being honest here.
Number two, finish school. You want to break the cycle of poverty? Stop telling kids they’re acting white because they go to school or they speak proper English. A high school dropout makes on average $19,000 a year, a high school graduate makes $28,000 a year, a college graduate makes $51,000 a year. Over the course of a career, a college grad will make nearly $1 million more than a high school graduate. That’s a lot of money.
And number one, and probably the most important, just because you can have a baby, it doesn’t mean you should. Especially without planning for one or getting married first. More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers. And the studies show that lack of a male role model is an express train right to prison and the cycle continues. So, please, black folks, as I said if this doesn’t apply to you, I’m not talking to you. Pay attention to and think about what has been presented in recent history as acceptable behavior. Pay close attention to the hip-hop and rap culture that many of you embrace. A culture that glorifies everything I just mentioned, thug and reprehensible behavior, a culture that is making a lot of people rich, just not you. And it’s not going to. That said, though, the political right is not off the hook.
And now seven years later these words come back to bite Lemon deep in his commodious ass.
And at the end Carlson notes: [continue reading…]
Since June Ol’ Remus of the Woodpile Report has gone radio silent. That means what it means and no more or no less. Some speculate that Remus is “End of Shift” but there is no information one way or ‘tother.Remus reader Paul Scott has made a tribute page with many of Remus’ essays and observations from the past. I pray he gets more from the future. The page is at Woodpile Reports a tribute to Remus | Woodpile reports where Scott notes: Ol Remus of the Woodpile Report is a legend.
As of June 2020 our legend Ol Remus has gone off air so to speak.
We do not know his identity in real life.
These are the Vintage and recent Articles and Woodpile Reports from Ol’Remus.
I started these legacy files in September 2018 but left off because I could not reliably bring across links. and because to a large extent vintage files were no longer available.
However, luckily Remus has such a reputation that many of his vintage reports are available still on other web sites. I bring them across regularly, as I find them. .
If you knocked on a door somewhere in North Carolina Ol’ Remus would have answered. . He would look something like the man in the photo here.
Unless you coaxed him, or as we say down here> twisted his arm <, you would leave not knowing you had met a legend.
I will refine this writing until that legend is read about by many people. His archetype is as a hero father figure to good men. That is some accomplishment.
He is a father figure to grown men. Read Remus anywhere, you will not find embittered antagonism to the insane socialism and totalitarians of the left, but an acerbic wry commentary on the state of his country.
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Flight over Korolev Crater on Mars
Bussi coordinates a team of 20 who are working to build, test, and tweak Europe’s new Mars Yard—a 3,400-square-foot installation on the outskirts of Turin in northwest Italy. There, every detail has been meticulously crafted to simulate a small patch of the surface of the Red Planet. Officially, it is called the Rover Operational Control Centre, or ROCC.
Mikhaila Peterson Podcast #9 – Jordan B. Peterson – Family Update June 2020
Surgeries, unintended addiction to medication, anxiety attacks the could kill, operations and editions, bungled diagnoses, and oh yes a brush with incurable cancer. Those and many other factors sidelined the admirable Jordan Peterson and almost killed him and/or other members of his family.
An alarming and sobering account of the suffering that often comes with life.
The text underneath the video is rich in links to subjects and people mentioned. [continue reading…]