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Linkskrieg!: Big Yucks from the Losers to Be of 2020 and a Big Win Watch for a Vietnam Vet

Measuring official insanity is probably best left to general instinct, rather than some money ball approach. Five minutes watching the bug-eyed lunatic on the Senate floor is all you need to know about a significant portion of the American political class. Further, the tolerance of a mentally unstable person in the Congress, tells us the whole lot are beyond saving. In Washington, a kook like Adam Schiff is not out of the ordinary. He is the norm.  January Grab Bag | The Z Blog

Thoughts from the ammo line   And here we are in 2020, three years after a landmark election and the ever metastasizing Professional Grievance and Victim Groups refuse to admit or “see” that they are absolutely awash in liberty and opportunity. All they can see everywhere they look is racism, bigotry, and Hitler, without a shred of evidence for any of it. It is surreal. They HAVE to find oppression or lose their Special Victim Privileges. If it ISN’T hatred and bigotry that is holding them down, then they would be forced to look in the mirror and examine their life decisions. Personal responsibility is a thread that cannot be pulled on!

 The DiploMad 2.0: An American Coup D’etat? W   We could be seeing nothing less than an attempted coup by the bureaucratic mandarins and their minions in our federal government against an incoming president.

It is not just political appointees at the top of key agencies who are involved. Let us not forget that in their long march the progressives have targeted such key institutions as the CIA, FBI, NSA, Homeland, and State for special attention. These agencies are now increasingly staffed from bottom to top by products of our progressive universities and are becoming full-time believers in the progressive vision of the world. In addition they see, thanks to Hillary Clinton, that mishandling classified information brings no penalty. They apparently have no reluctance to join efforts to subvert our electoral system. The long march has not yet completed its sweep of the military but has made significant inroads; if that happens . . . . .

Too Much Combustion, Too Little Fire –    Thousands of individual fires in households have been replaced by a few giant fires in central power plants. And the fire also burns elsewhere. “In our economy of abundance”, writes Stephen J. Pyne, “fire is at the heart of the magic – in factories, automobiles, homes and power plants… Modern cities remain fire-driven ecosystems… Shut down combustion and you shut down the city. But open flame itself has vanished. Like a black hole in space, fire has shaped everything around it without itself being visible.”

‘The Ruthlessness’: Migrant Woman Spit In Child’s Mouth To Trick DNA Tests

“Let Them Eat Whole Foods”: The Appalling Elitism of Dollar Store Bans    Critics objected when suburban growth sent stores running for whiter, more affluent suburbs. But dollar stores’ explicit attempts to reverse this trend—to set up affordable retail options in poorer, underserved neighborhoods—are somehow also the target of scorn. You’ll also hear critics claim dollar stores engage in “predatory” behavior by offering prices that are simultaneously too low (undercutting potential competitors) and also too high (as compared to a per-unit cost at the Costco 15 miles away).

Youth Is Wasted on the Dumb –   Had I lived my life in the grip of social media, I’d probably be an inmate in an insane asylum by now, or convicted of having raped that pachyderm Lena Dunham. Abused, trolled, bullied, incapable of having a relationship, today’s youth have rap stars as heroes, and that includes the ghastly Kardashians and Hiltons. Social media is now the echo chamber where one hears nothing but one’s own prejudices fed back to them. Their inner voice tells them that it’s all the fault of the oldies, people like myself who don’t care about the future.

daily timewaster: Well, that’s some appreciation!

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  • Rick January 28, 2020, 11:24 AM

    We don’t watch TV at all, haven’t had cable for umteen years and yet I know who Don Lemon is for which I am sorry. I guess I’ve read about him but I don’t concern myself with anything he says. He’s a talking head with no bona fides except his skin color. I expect stupid things from people like him.

    If you haven’t read William Manchester’s book, “A World Lit Only By Fire” you’re missing a good read and an opportunity to learn something. Good book!

  • ghostsniper January 28, 2020, 11:57 AM

    “Further, the tolerance of a mentally unstable person in the Congress, tells us the whole lot are beyond saving. In Washington, a kook like Adam Schiff is not out of the ordinary. He is the norm. ”

    Schiff didn’t start out that way. When he first got into political office 535 of his experienced cohorts got him in a room and put his thumb in the door jamb and said, “Sign ze pay-pah oldt man!”, and he did.

    It’s not the people, the politicians, as history has proven time and time again, it’s the “system”. You too would be just like them if you were in their political shoes. You may be the most honest god fearing do-rightest person on the planet but you would fold right in with the mix and probably be pretty good the lying and thieving. Everybody is, when they get in that position.

    Sit back, pull that little handle on the side of your chair, lean waaay back, all the way. Close your eyes….and dream. Dream of a job where get you paid a lot of money and have lots of assistants who just adore you. They do all the heavy lifting for you. All day long, day after day, you are exposed to numerous opportunities to gain wealth and power. You sit in meeting after meeting with like minded people that have one thing on their mind – wealth and power no matter what. Quickly you learn that you have to lie, repeatedly, with a straight face, and ignore your conscience. In a very short time you’ll be lying like a pro and your conscience won’t even be a distant memory.

    You will never be held accountable for your behavior no matter how despicable or illegal because all the people that could hold you accountable if they wanted to are even more despicable and criminal than you. Before too long you will figure out that the more despicable and criminal you are the higher up the ladder you will scale, and the more wealthy and powerful you will become. Yeah, you could get used to that.

    Your 5 multi-million dollar houses, your million dollar wardrobe, your chaufer, butler, and maids, the hookers and blow, all of the things that are part and parcel of the american kings. If anything ever threatened your new legal criminal lifestyle you would fight nail and tooth to not just derail your attacker but to absolutely destroy him, mind and body, as fast as possible.

    Open your eyes, sit back up, push the handle back in, and think. People are people wherever you go and when they find themselves in an environment that benefits them opposite from what they always believed those same people adapt to that environment for it is most pleasing, and most pleasing is what life is all about. Yes, you too could be a politician and you could be dam good at it.

    One more time. It is NOT the people. It IS the system. It is deeply flawed and has been since it’s conception. Back when a million bux was really big money Jefferson stole 15 of them and bought Louisiana when he had no legal authority to do so but was he drawn and quartered because of that massive theft? The criminal US political system was already working as it should in 1803 and has excelled more than Tom could have ever imagined, just look around.

    Political skirmishes come and go but the system broadens it criminal reach every single day until such time that it will no longer bear it’s incredible weight. There is no tool for which the citizens can wrest control of the system and therefore must go along on the ride. Many of the citizens like to think of themselves as front seat drivers, of sort, giving silly directions, keeping track of the journey, etc. Some of the citizens have remained clear headed and realizing they too are along on this maniacal ride and there is nothing to be done about it, they believe themselves to be hostages on the hot rails to hell. Cast that vote and reap that whirlwind. Or, understand that you are considered a criminal that can be caged and killed in an instant, and live true to yourself and everyone you know directly, and stand firm in your conviction that you will never be party to criminal behavior no matter how popular and stylish it is. Be an honest human being. Or be something else.

  • James ONeil January 28, 2020, 12:58 PM

    Great Linkskrieg! Having said, and sincerely meant, that, I didn’t click/follow any of the hyperlinks. Quite enough meat, spoiled or not, in the descriptive paragraphs to keep me in touch with the weird world around us.

  • Casey Klahn January 28, 2020, 1:32 PM

    I can’t even get home with a receipt, and I break the hell out of boxes just for kicks. This guy, who bought his Rolex back in the 70s, just saved himself into .7 of a million bucks. I love stories like this on ARS. Good on him!

    I did question, somewhat, his authenticity, until near the end he got black-taped and bleeped for an expletive. That’s a veteran!

    I’d better look around here for something of value like that. But I’ll be damned if I have any supporting paperwork for it. Is there a Black Market Roadshow?

  • ghostsniper January 28, 2020, 2:59 PM

    While not as dramatic as that guy, I also have a watch story. In 1975 while stationed in Germany I bought a diver watch called a Fortis Mariner and it cost about $200. I didn’t wear it much because it was so expensive and wore less expensive watches most of the time. About 1988 I came to the conclusion I didn’t need to wear watches any more and stopped. About 2002 I sold a few of my watches on Ebay and one of them was the Fortis. 43 people emailed me asking questions about it and one guy said he would pay $3000 for it. I sold it to him off-auction. A couple months later he emailed me and told me he turned it into a place that does watch work for him (he was a collector) and was told my watch was the very rare french model that had 23 ruby jewels in it and only a hundred of them had been made. He said it was valued at over $100k. Kinda wish I hadn’t sold it. lol I still have a few watches but still never wear them. I just don’t need to know accurate time most of the time and when I do there is usually a clock close by.

  • Terry January 28, 2020, 6:00 PM

    I received a brand new, original Mickey Mouse watch for Christmas when I was around six years old. I do not know what happened to it. My mother kicked me out of the house at sixteen and all I took with me was a couple grocery bags of belongings. One of my younger brothers delivered some more of my belongings over the next half a year or so. But not the Mickey Mouse watch.

  • Margot January 28, 2020, 6:42 PM

    These three were raked over the coals in the Wall Street Journal today by writer James Freeman. Hooray!

    I attended a baby shower in Boulder last weekend and felt like a fish out of water with the progressive liberals discussing the impeachment. It’s just astounding at the ignorance on display.

  • Casey Klahn January 28, 2020, 6:49 PM

    Margot! Boulder? Fuhk that. I finally went there with some artists friends and it is ground zero for liberal shitbaggery. Good on you for knowing the impeachment is just for show.

    Ghost: funny story. Kinda reminds me of the meme about the basic trainee who gets a letter from his bro about how he’s making 10K a month in construction, and swimming in pu@@y. The guy is sandbagging you.

  • ghostsniper January 28, 2020, 7:03 PM

    Casey: Ain’t no use in lookin’ back, Jody’s got your Cadillac.

  • ghostsniper January 28, 2020, 7:10 PM

    Just looked the Fortis watch up and surprisingly it is as rare as the dood told me it was.
    This one looks just like the one I had except mine had a metal band.
    Also, it’s Marinemaster, not Mariner like I thought I remembered.

  • Casey Klahn January 28, 2020, 7:20 PM

    Dang, Ghostie. makes me want to look around for stuff to assess or eBay out. Never had a great watch, tho.

  • jwm January 28, 2020, 7:44 PM

    “Schiff didn’t start out that way. When he first got into political office 535 of his experienced cohorts got him in a room and put his thumb in the door jamb and said, “Sign ze pay-pah oldt man!”, and he did.”

    I don’t know, Ghost. No doubt there are some who begin with lofty ideals, and go the way you so aptly describe. But guys like Schitt have always been around, and always will be. They are a nasty special breed of zero conscience sick fuck that the human race just has to endure. Same as it ever was. They are attracted to politics precisely because they crave power, and the wealth that comes with it.

    Now I am an odd duck by anyone’s reckoning, so make some allowance for that, but here’s a real life situation I find myself in. I recently sent out an email inquiry to a publisher, and asked if they thought my current project was worth consideration. It was a spur of the moment gesture. All I really expected was nothing, or at best a polite rejection letter. The editor is now submitting my project to their finance committee to discuss the commercial potential of the work. It has the green light if they think they can sell it. Of course, that set my head spinning. What if I could make a zillion bucks!?!? Get famous! It smacked me flat in the face. Famous? No, no no no, and no. A zillion bucks? What do I need or want that I don’t have?
    Well, I could fix up the house, some. Maybe find a ’63 T-Bird. (red) But that was it. Travel the world? no. Buy a big ass mansion? no Get out of LA? Appealing, but everyone in the world whom I care about is right here. Why start over in a swell place where I have no friends? Find a hot new wife? fuck, no.
    So what is it? Despite being the cranky old curmudgeon that I have grown to be, I honest to God couldn’t think of anything. I realized I’m pretty happy with what I’ve got. Now I’m not claiming to be the sort who could toss Sauron’s ring into the pit without a twinge, but absent that I have no real interest in either power, or wealth.


  • ghostsniper January 29, 2020, 4:47 AM

    Can’t argue with anything you wrote there John, cept the “keep living in LA part”.
    At almost 65 there isn’t a whole lot that I want that can’t be bought with a couple of C notes.
    Do some stuff on the house, a mint condition 69 Camaro SS would be cool. A new Gibson LP.
    Travel? Not so much. If I can’t carry a gun there I won’t go – and I don’t do planes unless the steering wheel is in my hands and a chute is close by. I’ve changed a lot, internally, over the past few years. Stuff looks a little different now. Strangely, I don’t regret it.

  • Tom Hyland January 29, 2020, 7:05 AM

    Hi Rick. I don’t watch TV either… except Antiques Roadshow! What a small world. It’s the only reason I turn on the tube and they’re only now playing new episodes. It’s been repeats since September. The past three shows at DuPont’s Winterthur were pretty good. I don’t know how anyone can watch TV news. I gave up doing that 20 years ago. I have no idea who the bald gray dude with glasses is who’s delivering the retard monolog regarding Trump supporters…. but he is NOT George Carlin. This is not even mildly funny and the plastic phony reaction of the black dude laughing so hard… call 911… we need medics… is pathetic to watch. This is not comedy delivered and this is not a genuine human behavioral reaction. This is pure plastic bullshit.

  • Larry Geiger January 29, 2020, 7:48 AM

    Safety deposit box rental for 40 years: $30.00 X 40 = $1,200.00 (and the box could also be used for other important papers).
    Watch at auction $700.000.00

  • James ONeil January 29, 2020, 12:22 PM

    Speaking of getting off on the wrong foot; “Casey: Ain’t no use in lookin’ back, Jody’s got your Cadillac.”

    There I was, way back in the day, doin’ a Jody cadence at then Camp, now Fort, Gordon, Georgia. shouted, “Am I right or wrong?” , whole company, one loud reply, “YOU’RE WRONG!”