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Open thread 12/4/23

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  • Anne December 4, 2023, 8:17 AM

    Whoops! I just posted on the previous day’s page. My post is the last one (#33). Please read if you have a moment.

    • ghostsniper December 4, 2023, 12:43 PM

      Looks like another gov’t funded project that will be a hole in the ground where the communists dump skoonz of stolen taxpayer funds. No doubt they are right now scanning for DIEversity hires to stock the place. The dood thats running the show, one each Jace RedDICK has about 4 months previous experience cleaning vehicles for Enterprise Rental Cars and a few years of college indoctrination under his belt. Is he a ticket taker? Click on his pik at the link below and tell me if he looks very intelligent to you. Probably he is an over ripe piece of stupid fruit that has been harvested for ill intent. You decide.


  • ghostsniper December 4, 2023, 8:19 AM

    Moved to North Dakota this fall. We heard that summers are fun and winter is beautiful. We think there is no more beautiful a place in the whole world!
    December 8 – 6:00 PM It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses print. So romantic, we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!
    December 9 – We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the whole world? Moving here was the best idea I’ve ever had! Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks.
    This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life!
    December 12 – The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment! My neighbor tells me not to worry- we’ll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we’ll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I’ll never want to see snow again. I don’t think that’s possible. Bob is such a nice man, I’m glad he’s our neighbor.
    December 14 – Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn’t realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I’ll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn’t huff and puff so.
    December 15 – 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4×4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife’s car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that’s silly. We aren’t in Alaska, after all.
    December 16 – Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.
    December 17 – Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should’ve bought a wood stove, but won’t admit it to her. God! I hate it when she’s right. I can’t believe I’m freezing to death in my own living room.
    December 20 – Electricity’s back on, but had another 14 inches of the damn stuff last night. More shoveling! Took all day. The damn snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but. they said they’re too busy playing hockey. I think they’re lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they’re out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they’re lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he’s lying.
    December 22 – Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white shit fell today, and it’s so cold, it probably won’t melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to piss. By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob-who has a plow on his truck-for the rest of the winter, but he says he’s too busy. I think the asshole is lying.
    December 23 – Only 2 inches of snow today. And it warmed up to 0. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she, nuts?!! Why didn’t she tell me to do that a month ago. She says she did but I think she’s lying.
    December 24 – 6 inches – Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snow plow, I’ll drag him through the snow by his balls and beat him to death with my broken shovel. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling, and then he comes down the street…at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I’ve just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents…but I was too busy watching for the damn snowplow.
    December 25 – Merry f—ing Christmas! 20 more inches of the damn slop tonight – snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God, I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she’s a fricking idiot. If I have to watch “It’s A Wonderful Life” one more time, I’m going to feed her through a chipper shredder.
    December 26 – Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She’s really getting on my nerves.
    December 27 – Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze; plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him, he only charged me $4,400 to replace all my pipes.
    December 28 – Warmed up to above -20. Still snowed in. The BITCH is driving me crazy!!!
    December 29 – 10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That’s the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?
    December 30 – Roof caved in. I beat up the snow plow driver, and now he is suing me for a million dollars, not only for the beating I gave him, but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel up his ass. The wife went home to her mother. Nine more inches predicted.
    December 31 – I set fire to what’s left of the house. No more shoveling.
    January 8 – Feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed ???

  • ghostsniper December 4, 2023, 9:25 AM

    I think an excerpt from The Turner Diaries nicely sums up the problems currently facing our nation:

    “Liberalism is an essentially feminine, submissive worldview. Perhaps a better adjective is infantile. It is the worldview of men who do not have the moral toughness, the spiritual strength to stand up and do single combat with life, who cannot adjust to the reality that the world is not a huge, pink-and-blue, padded nursery in which the lions lie down with the lambs and everyone lives happily ever after.”

  • ghostsniper December 4, 2023, 12:29 PM

    Shit on the soldiers again, in the worst possible way.
    Now all the VA clinics and hospitals are being inundated with diseases from around the world.
    It just keeps getting better and better folks.

    Under President Joe Biden’s term, the VA has processed 161,000 medical and dental care claims for unauthorized migrants in 2022 while postponing medical care for U.S. veterans.


  • ghostsniper December 4, 2023, 1:47 PM

    My understanding is that the basis for the whole climate warming-cooling-changing fiasco stems from an incident back in 1979 where an errant person of authority disposed of the core samples of record and altered the database of information gathered from said cores. Thus laying the foundation for climate “science” that could no longer be proved or disproved.

    Again, gov’t owned employees lying their criminal asses off.

    Look at all the disarray that has caused over the past 4 decades and still.

    IMO, no proof is disproof. IOW, if you can’t prove your claim, your claim is invalid. Therefore everybody running their jibber about climate this n that needs to just STFU. The rest of us, when hounded by or encountering a person claiming anything at all about climate this n that need to tell that person to STFU, and threaten them with severe bodily damage if they ever bring it up again.

    They are rumor mongers with criminal intent and should not be tolerated at all.

    In the article below the speaker is coming from the wrong angle but none the less is calling out that the lack of plan is problematic in the ghostly effort to alter climate change.

    Still, it’s always refreshing to see someone stand up against the ASSumers and require them to prove their point, which they cannot do. IOW, he told her to STFU in polite terms. I pity her husband that night.

    Climate summit leader said there’s ‘no science’ behind need to phase out fossil fuels, alarming scientists
    By Laura Paddison, CNN
    Mon December 4, 2023

    The president of the COP28 climate summit, Sultan Al Jaber, recently claimed there is “no science” that says phasing out fossil fuels is necessary to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, in comments that have alarmed climate scientists and advocates.

    The future role of fossil fuels is one of the most controversial issues countries are grappling with at the COP28 climate summit. While some are pushing for a “phase-out,” others are calling for the weaker language of a “phase-down.” Scientific reports have shown that fossil fuels must be rapidly slashed to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees — the goal of the Paris climate agreement, and a threshold above which scientists warn it will be more difficult for humans and ecosystems to adapt.

    Al Jaber made the remarks during the She Changes Climate panel event on November 21, which came to light on Sunday in a story published by the Guardian, and in video that CNN has reviewed. Al Jaber was asked by Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and current chair of the Elders Group, an independent group of global leaders, if he would lead on phasing out fossil fuels.

    In his response, Al Jaber told Robinson, “there is no science out there, or no scenario out there, that says the phase-out of fossil fuel is what’s going to achieve 1.5.” He said he had expected to come to the She Changes Climate meeting to have a “sober and mature conversation” and was not “signing up to any discussion that is alarmist.”

    He continued that the 1.5-degree goal was his “north star,” and a phase-down and phase-out of fossil fuel was “inevitable” but “we need to be real, serious and pragmatic about it.”

    In an increasingly fractious series of responses to Robinson pushing him on the point, Al Jaber asked her “please, help me, show me a roadmap for a phase-out of fossil fuels that will allow for sustainable socio-economic development, unless you want to take the world back into caves.”

    Al Jaber’s presidency of the COP28 summit has been controversial. The Emirati businessman is the UAE’s climate envoy and chairs the board of directors of its renewables company, but he also heads the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

    Al Jaber addressed his remarks in a surprise news conference Monday, in which he strongly defended his commitment to climate science.

    “I have always been very clear on the fact that we are making sure that everything we do is centered around the science,” Al Jaber told reporters.

    “I honestly think there is some confusion out there, and misrepresentation and misinterpretation,” he told reporters, adding, “I have said over and over that the phase down and the phase out of fossil fuel is inevitable. In fact, it is essential … it needs to be orderly, fair, just and responsible.”

    A spokesperson for the COP28 team told CNN in a statement on Sunday “this story is just another attempt to undermine the Presidency’s agenda, which has been clear and transparent and backed by tangible achievements by the COP President and his team.”

    “The COP President is clear that phasing down and out of fossil fuels is inevitable and that we must keep 1.5C within reach,” adding, “we are excited with the progress we have made so far and for the delivery of an ambitious (global stocktake) decision. Attempts to undermine this will not soften our resolve.”

    Fossil fuels are the main driver of the climate crisis and as the world continues to burn oil, coal and gas, global temperatures are soaring to unprecedented levels. This year has seen record global heat, which has driven deadly extreme weather events.

    Fossil fuel production in 2030 is expected to be more than double what would be necessary to keep global warming under 1.5 degrees, a recent report from several scientific institutions, including the UN Environment Programme, found. That report used scenarios laid out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) to reach its conclusion.

    “If the IPCC and IEA do not count as science then I don’t know what does,” said Ploy Achakulwisut, climate researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute and one of the authors on the report. She told CNN it concluded “that all fossil fuels have to be phased out especially if carbon dioxide removal and carbon capture and storage measures fail to scale.”

    Carbon capture refers to a set of techniques that aim to remove carbon pollution from the the air and to capture what’s being produced from power plants and other polluting facilities. While some argue carbon capture will be an important tool for reducing planet-heating pollution, others argue these technologies are expensive, unproven at scale and a distraction from policies to cut fossil fuel use.

    Scientists and climate groups heavily criticized Al Jaber’s comments.

    Romain Ioualalen, global policy lead at non-profit Oil Change International, said in a statement Al Jaber’s statements during the panel discussion were “alarming,” “science-denying” and “raise deep concerns about the Presidency’s capacity to lead the UN climate talks.”

    Joeri Rogelj, a climate professor at Imperial College London, said he strongly recommended Al Jaber revisit the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

    “That report, approved unanimously by 195 countries including the UAE, shows a variety of ways to limit warming to 1.5°C — all of which indicate a de facto phase out of fossil fuels in the first half of the century. Will that take the world back to the caves? Absolutely not,” he said in a statement.

    Mohamed Adow, director of climate think tank Power Shift Africa, said Al Jaber’s remarks were a “wake up call” to the world and COP28 negotiators. “They are not going to get any help from the COP Presidency in delivering a strong outcome on a fossil fuel phase out,” he said in a statement.

    This COP summit will conclude the first global stocktake, where countries will assess their progress on climate action progress and work out how to get the world on track to limiting catastrophic global warming.


  • ghostsniper December 4, 2023, 2:00 PM

    After being hostilized to near death over the past 30 years Remington Arms has decided the communist environment of northern New York state, it’s home for the past 200+ years, is no longer tolerable to a healthy future. They are pulling up stakes and moving the entire operation to Georgia and NY can go pound sand.

    I am not a fan of unions. In the 90’s I listened to G Gordon Liddy explain in his AM radio broadcast how unions work, including the good, the bad, and the ugly and one I understood how they work I determined that they are evil. As a company owner myself, I would NEVER allow anyone to get in the position of potentially controlling MY business. No way. Period.

    Knowing he will never control Remington again, the president of the union said what he did below in what appears to be a cowardly back stabbing method. The president of Remington should hunt that piece of shit down and beat his ass with fists and feets.

    Look at the smarmy sneer on the union presidents dumpy mug.

    Here’s the backing article:

    ILION, N.Y. — A gun factory in upstate New York with a history stretching back to the 19th century is scheduled to close in March, according to a letter from the company to union officials.

    RemArms, the current version of Remington Arms, will close its facility in the Mohawk Valley village of Ilion around March 4, according to the letter sent Thursday. The letter said the company “did not arrive at this decision lightly,” according to the Observer-Dispatch of Utica.

    The plant currently employs about 270 workers, according to union officials.

    An email seeking confirmation was sent to RemArms on Saturday.

    Remington, the country’s oldest gun maker, began making flintlock rifles in the region in 1816. The factory site in the village dates to 1828, with many of the current buildings constructed early in the 20th century.

    More recently, the company faced temporary closures in Ilion, bankruptcy and legal pressure over the Sandy Hook school massacre. The current company no longer makes the Bushmaster AR-15 rifles used to kill 20 first-graders and six educators in the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut in 2012.

    Investors doing business as the Roundhill Group purchased the Remington-branded gun-making business, including operations in Ilion and Lenoir City, Tennessee for $13 million. Owners announced plans in 2021 to move the company’s headquarters to Georgia.

    Union officials called the news this week disappointing.

    “The workers in Ilion enabled RemArms to rise from the ashes of the Remington Arms bankruptcy in 2020-21,” United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Robert said in a prepared statement. “Without these workers and their dedication to producing the best firearms in the world, this company simply would not exist.”

  • ghostsniper December 4, 2023, 2:30 PM

    A10 doing what it was designed for.
    That GAU-8 blows 3,900 rds of white hot death per minute, that 65 rds a second.
    When it hits the button it sounds like a million volts of juice turned loose.



    GAU-8 Avenger

  • ghostsniper December 4, 2023, 5:26 PM

    My wife has been doing book indexes for the big 5 for the past 20+ years and she could write a book on this disgusting topic.

    Woke books are a flop with readers
    The publishing industry needs to prioritise quality over ideology if it wants to survive.

    An article in the Daily Mail confirms something many of us have seen coming for a long time. It reveals that scores of woke books published by major houses have been flopping. As it turns out, publishers have been throwing money at books that no one actually wants to buy. It shows that the mantra of ‘go woke, go broke’ applies even in the publishing industry.


  • ghostsniper December 4, 2023, 5:43 PM

    Pining for a Golden Age, Again and Again

    Nostalgia can be triggered by old things no longer in use. Logos. Tools. Consider the old silver metal ice cube tray. A miserable thing. You pulled the lever, and—no, sorry, first you chopped it out of a furry ice cave, trying not to hit the freon line, and then you pulled the lever, and because you got frost on your hand, the frozen metal of the handle adhered to your wet hand and took off some skin. The lever released about six intact cubes and made ice hash of the rest. Then you refilled the tray and put it back in, sloshing some water in the process and guaranteeing it would be frozen to the interior again.

    More here:

    • John A. Fleming December 5, 2023, 12:17 AM

      I agree, those old metal ice cube trays were terrible, you had to let them sit out for a few minutes before you could extract the cubes. But the only way to make that ice-cold martini was to not let the ice heat up, just pull that lever and let the ice chips fly. The plastic trays of today are only a little better.

      However, old cars. A 70s to 80s pickup truck, restored interior and body, with a new good engine, brakes upgrades, good tires can be quite the affordable and desirable vehicle. Not like those over-featured and over-priced monstrosities they have today. Those mid-70’s Detroit engines were underpowered, a more modern engine from the 80 or 90’s with better smog controls is more than sufficient. Keep it simple.

      • ghostsniper December 5, 2023, 3:39 AM

        You got that right about the old vehicles John.
        If I had my way a ride like the one at the link below would be mine.
        We can quibble about the details, but this is almost perfect in my opinion.


        • G706 December 6, 2023, 6:36 PM

          My daily driver, well it would be if I drove anywhere more than once a week is a 1978 K20 Silverado. 350,000 plus miles and still going.

      • DT December 5, 2023, 5:17 PM

        Took long enough (since say … 1976?) but I finally got my hands on a 1976 F250 hiboy 4×4. I trust that old truck off road far more than my much newer F250. Good truck for highway and messy construction sites but too much can go wrong to trust it out in the far sticks. The ’76 got new tires, transfer case, clutch, re-furbished springs/frame, brake and steering rehaul … getting me a trustworthy truck for FAR less than these mobile entertainment centers of today. Best part: no computer. Gets 1mpg less than the fancy engine in the new one. Worse part: It’ll do it, but it really doesn’t like 70mph.

        • ghostsniper December 5, 2023, 5:23 PM

          70’s plenty, unless you’re trying to chase down a communist in a corvette….

  • Casey Klahn December 5, 2023, 7:45 AM

    The photo for this post: Dale Chihuly. Don’t get me started…

    However, reading upthread I got to thinking. Yes on the older vehicles; that is the 70s and earlier. If the dystopian event that Biden wants occurs, and IC engines are no longer sold by the car makers, we’ll be selling those older model beauties for serious coin. It’ll be like Havana, with better maintenance.

    The A-10. I will never forget the time one flew low and slow over me (was I in a jeep or a track? Can’t recall) and at maybe 40 feet of altitude. Thing looked huge and cool.

    I was looking at fairly well-stocked ammunition shelves at the store, and on my mind is all the news about different manufacturers are going T.U. But, I wonder how much of that is true? Rem. moves from NY to Georgia. Yeah, Georgia. Where Biden gets 95% percent of all late voting in counties full of military and veterans and military-related peoples. GA needs another visit from Gen. Sherman, not a refugee arms business.

    Climate. I don’t need a guy with a funny name to tell me there’s no science to it. It’s plain as day in every article everywhere about climate science. Reading this morn about how Hillary wants the stats manufacturers who brought you fake COVID to now start “counting” climate deaths.

    • ghostsniper December 5, 2023, 9:12 AM

      Last week 2 C130’s flew wingtip to wingtip overhead, low, after dark.
      Almost blew the wheels off my chair getting out there to see.
      Man, the sound of those military aircraft…ain’t nothing else like it.

      • Casey Klahn December 5, 2023, 11:38 AM

        Yes, but the most moving sound I ever heard is the one emanating from the front of Hueys as they land nearby. It’s everywhere – in your chest, in your lungs, in your brain.

        I’ll be damned, though, if one time they didn’t sneak up on us! It was in the desert, and they approached up a ravine, or wash, and popped up a few hundred yards from the CP I was at, and mock strafed us. It was a huge surprise!

  • Anne December 5, 2023, 9:01 AM

    Thank you Ghostsniper for getting the Linkedin Info. It feels good to know that someone else out there understands the situation!

    I also want to thank you so much for the daily work you do here at this site! I hope it means the site will continue. We need you and the others who post here!

    Now with regard to old cars. DH drives a 1984 4 door diesel merc. OMG he loves that thing! I love the way it handles the open highway–THAT is a real treat. As for me: my pick up truck is a 1985 4 wheel drive, 5 speed forward, stick shift, get out and turn the hubs, Toyota! 240,000+ on it and most of that either on Seattle freeways, or MT trails! With regard to the condition of the body. DH says it looks like any of the vehicles the bad guys are driving in Afghanistan or Iraq. He is right about that, but I did not do the body damage. One newly powered Seattle female rear ended me at a stop light–destroyed her new SUV, busted in my tail gate which DH was able to fix by himself! While proceeding through the green light in downtown Seattle, some yahoo ran his red light and smacked into my passenger side. Finally, while it was legally parked in a suburb of Seattle, some young person from Asia was stoned out of his mind and drove his little tin dick up over the curb and into the rear end again–this was before DH repaired the first damage. That was at 0300. He left the scene of the accident with my truck pushed up across the sidewalk and into someone’s backyard fence. Not to worry. About a week later someone just like him was speeding up the same street in broad daylight. I was standing on the sidewalk next to my truck surveying the damage when an Asian kid driving a tin dick with a crushed front right side drove past me. He was laughing as he pointed at my truck and then at his car and kept on driving!

    DH waited till we got back home to MT permanently before he fixed the rear end! My dear truck goes faster downhill, but I can keep it at a steady 50mph! We have a great car repairman who has been taking good maintenance care for years now. The last time I picked it up (oil change) I told our friend I wanted him to drive my ashes up the canyon to our home place. He told me he wasn’t sure it would go that far (35 miles)! Love his sense of humor!!

    • ghostsniper December 5, 2023, 9:09 AM

      Excuse me, did you say “1984 4 door diesel merc” truck?
      If so. Oh Em F’n Gee

      FWIW, with each passing day I am regretting more and more selling my old truck this past spring.
      You know that feeling you get when you realize you’ve been a dumb ass?

    • Casey Klahn December 5, 2023, 11:46 AM

      Seattle drivers!! The scourge of the Earth.

      This is the time of year I enjoy looking up YouTubes of “Seattle Metros sliding down the icy Queen Anne counterbalance”. Gerard used to live on QA Hill; he knew exactly the guilty delight of seeing Seattle drivers of every sort spinning and fishtailing uncontrollably and in abject terror down the street at night, and with oncoming traffic! That oncoming traffic was Eastern Washingtonian drivers going up the icy hill like gangsters.

  • Anne December 5, 2023, 9:03 AM

    Is there any way we can get the “correct comment” feature on this site? It really helps to post a better entry if we have that five minutes to go back and do a re-write. Neo has that function on her site and Gerard used to have it here on this site.

  • ghostsniper December 5, 2023, 10:00 AM

    All I got to say is I better never happenstance upon such a thing.
    None of them will survive.

    Embedded links at the site below.

    Diversity Rape of the Day
    Have you ever been to Hamburg’s Stadtpark? They call it the “green heart” of the city, over 350 acres of woods and lakes and meadows, playgrounds and sports fields and concert stages, plus Germany’s largest planetarium. It’s also a great place to rape someone.

    So a fifteen-year-old girl gets dragged into the bushes by a gang of four “youths”. They rape her, and take the trouble to film themselves doing so. Because, after all, if you gang-rape someone, you want to have something to show to the lads who weren’t able to make it. When they’re sated and push off, the girl gets to her feet and staggers away only to run into five more chaps, who rape her all over again. And film it all over again, in what by now is enough video for a full-length feature – over two-and-a-half hours. That’s getting close to Lord of the Rings – and with a cast to match: the semen of nine different men was found in and on her body. And from all over the map: Egypt, Libya, Kuwait, Iran, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Poland, Armenia… That’s a lot of diversity: it’s like the UN General Assembly of semen …although officialdom was eager to characterise most of the rapists as “German”, with two said to be of “uncertain nationality”. There’s a lot of that about.

    The rape of a schoolgirl is a terrible thing – especially for the guys. As the eminent lady psychiatrist assigned to the case, Nahlah Saimeh, was at pains to explain, “a migrant background can push offenders to the margins of society” and lead to “fantasies of grandeur as an attempt to compensate for one’s own misery”.

    Yeah, but two-and-a-half hours? That’s some fantasy of grandeur.

    But what do I know? On Tuesday the court rendered its verdict: Nine rapists aged between nineteen and twenty-three were found guilty, but only one will go to prison – for two years and nine months. The other eight received suspended sentences, so walked straight out onto the streets, perhaps figuring they’d take the scenic route and have a stroll in the park. During one hundred days of trial, none showed any remorse for their victim. Why bother? As the headline on that Spiegel story has it, they’re the real victims:

    Täter, die am Rand der Gesellschaft leben, kulturell, sprachlich und sozial komplett entwurzelt

    “Offenders who live on the margins of society, culturally, linguistically and socially completely uprooted.” They don’t seem that linguistically uprooted if they can form an ad hoc rape gang comprising Arabs, Persians, Afghans, Poles et al. But, if they are that uprooted (and six of them were supposedly born in Hamburg), wouldn’t it have been kinder to leave them (or their parents or grandparents) back in wherever they were rooted and thus presumably less driven to “fantasies of grandeur”?

    Oh, well. The Hamburg Judges’ Association is concerned about …the poor girl? The lenient sentences? No, they’re up in arms about criticism of the judge, which they characterise as “a direct attack on the rule of law” and worse, “marked by an anti-immigrant undertone”. But I don’t think young German girls will have to worry about “the rule of law” for much longer: the mitigating circumstances advanced by Nahlah Saimeh are an obvious incentive to anyone minded to get a piece of the already burgeoning gang-rape biz; they’re a literal get-out-of-gaol card for anyone from a “migrant background”.

    And Germany – like Sweden, France, Ireland – has a lot of those. According to the latest figures from the Bundeskriminalamt (the Federal Criminal Police Office), 47,923 Germans fell victim to immigrant violence – defined as violent robbery, assault, rape or murder. That’s getting close to a thousand a week.

    “Immigrant” in crime statistics is a term of art. As in the BBC’s insistence that the Algerian stabber is as Irish as Val Doonican, a migrant who acquires a German passport is as Teutonic as Goethe. So, if you stab Fritz en route to your naturalisation interview and then stab Heinrich after you’ve signed all the paperwork, you’ll be entered in two entirely separate categories. Nevertheless, the average German is four times as likely to be attacked by an immigrant as by a fellow citizen.

    According to the latest rape numbers …well, tell you what, let’s not even bother with common-or-garden rape. Without wishing to go all Whoopi Goldberg and start drawing distinctions about “rape rape”, let’s cut straight to gang rape, which the Germans define as rape by more than one perpetrator: last year, in the country’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, it was up by forty-three percent to 246 – which is roughly one gang-rape every working day. “We can do this!”, as Angela Merkel likes to say – and she’s right, if by “do this” you mean the fourteen-year-old girl walking home from school: You can do her with impunity, as that court verdict makes clear.

    And this is in a country where the rape of local women by soldiers of the Soviet occupation lingered in the folk-memory for half-a-century – because gang-rape in particular was understood as an act of war and the spoils of victory. And yet the present epidemic cannot be addressed with any honesty.

    The chairman of Germany’s police union thinks those latest statistics will be a game-changer: “What many have always suspected has now been proven,” he says. “There is no more room for whitewashing.”

    But, as those German judges and psychiatrists make plain, western officialdom is too heavily invested in the whitewashing to stop now. There is a sense – which the rape gangs certainly pick up on – that European societies are now entirely unmanned. The most vulnerable among us – small groups of infants in an Annecy park or outside a Dublin school, thousands of girls in every medium-sized town up and down the spine of England – are routinely preyed upon by monsters. As my Mark Steyn Cruisemate Eva Vlaardingerbroek says, “European girls are fair game. Sold out by our establishments.”

    And if, as in Dublin or Romans-sur-Isère in recent days, “far-right elements” are minded to object, the state cracks down on them far harder and faster than it does with the gang-rapists of that poor fifteen-year-old. Because they’re the real problem, aren’t they? In Limerick, Fianna Fáil councillor Abul Kalam Azad Talukder says the Dublin rioters should be “shot in the head”.

    Oh, they would be if the authorities thought they could get away with it, Councillor. In the meantime, the Irish government is content to pass an anti-speech law that will decrease further the likelihood of being able to talk openly about migration, crime or any other public policy that matters.

    So I’ll take those fellows on the street any day over a ruling class that demands we sacrifice our innocents on the altar of multiculturalism. And I would welcome a little more such righteous anger when the alternative is a “justice” system that in Germany marches ever closer to making explicit its disregard for the victims of the state’s mad experiment: You can’t make a diversity omelette without breaking a few chicks. To modify the apocryphal advice of Queen Victoria and Lady Hillingdon, lie back and think of the multiculti utopia.

    Such a society does not deserve to survive. And, indeed, will not. Our present official delusions are a mere interlude.


  • ghostsniper December 5, 2023, 11:12 AM

    Here’s a crib I designed in Carillon Woods in 2000.
    Yes, it’s a McMansion, I guess.
    When this house was in the building permit process I heard that a neighbor was raising hell because this new home was “blocking his view”. yawn


    I developed a severely neglected ingrown Big toenail and had to get it professionally dealt with.
    I’m sitting in the big chair and the doctor was at my feet and my toe was as big as Stuttgart and as he’s wrenching on my stuff he asks what I do and I told him. He paused in his work and asked me what recourse a person has if a new 2 story home is constructed next to his older 1 story home and it is blocking his view.

    I asked if he lived on Catalpa Ct and he said yes.
    Then I said, “You must be talking about the Mr&Mrs ***** home.”
    We just stared at each other for a moment, then we laffed and laffed and laffed.

    My dam toe hurt for weeks afterward, that mf’r…..

    I did let him know that I can design a 2nd floor addition to his crib if he wanted but he never called. shrug

  • Snakepit Kansas December 5, 2023, 11:29 AM

    Don’t complain about the cat pissing on the carpet when the house is on fire. – Ted Bartlett

  • ghostsniper December 5, 2023, 1:54 PM

    New Side Project
    This morning a woman friend of ours called my wife and told her to tell me thank you for the spoon I made for her 15 years ago. She’s an uptown socialite and hosted a dinner party this past weekend and the spoon was part of the serving tools.

    Problem is, I don’t remember ever making a spoon for anybody ever.
    So I hit the thinking chamber – the hot shower.
    As soon as that hot water hit my ass wheels started turning and 15 mins later I had it worked out.

    She had a very expensive silver dinnerware set with hundreds of pieces and a slotted serving spoon some how got on the floor and their mutt got ahold of it. The pieces were solid silver with black ebony wood handles. The handle was almost completely gone so she gave me another spoon to use as an example for a replacement.

    I happened to have some ebony on hand so I turned it on my lathe to the approximate shape, but the handle was hexagon shaped in sectional view.

    My lathe has an indexing wheel so I set it at 60 degrees and locked it down. I made a jig for the lathe that connects to the ways and it allows me to slide my small router along it, shaving one of the 6 sides flat. Turn the index wheel 60 degrees, shave, turn, shave….til all 6 sides are done. Then break out the sanding center and starting with 180 grit all the way up to 12,000. A coat of satin poly, then 4/0 steel wool then another coat of poly. Took maybe 90 mins total minus the drying time for the poly.

    Anyway, a dood at her dinner party was taken with the spoon and he does army reenactment stuff and wondered if I can do 31 walnut handles for some australian machine guns (Bren MK1) he owns. I had my wife tell her I can do that and to have the dood contact me. He called me this afternoon and said he’ll come by tomorrow with a sheen gun and a handle from another one that he can leave with me so I know how to do it. A real live SHEEN GUN!!!!! ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah….

  • ghostsniper December 5, 2023, 2:47 PM

    Are you ready for this to happen to you?
    Yes, YOU!
    This dood is 78 years old, on his own property, and did nothing wrong nor did he violate any laws.
    The jackboots are there because a “neighbor” called them.
    A version of “swatting”.
    Watch at the end where you’ll see the old doods injuries, and an explanation of what happened.
    I can hear jackboot skallz poppin in the back of my mind….


    • DT December 5, 2023, 5:24 PM

      If they want you, they will get you. If they get you by mistake, they’ll find something. Too bad but … immunity!
      Just hope they’re too busy for you (us). I know some up in the back country around here that swear they’re prepared and those “black helicopters” won’t get them. Probably what Randy thought …
      I tell them if the black helicopters want any of them, they’d be trussed up and tossed on board before they really realized what was going on.

    • John A. Fleming December 5, 2023, 10:01 PM

      Three things I found interesting about that video.
      1. I should check my state vehicle laws to see if I am always required to GIVE my license to the popo, instead of just SHOW it to them.
      2. The popo said “going on mute” when he wanted to have an off the record discussion with the other officers. Darn, those body cams have a mute button. That’s never going to be a good look to a jury, but it’s thin gruel to try and impeach the officer’s behavior.
      3. You could tell that the popo was fighting to stay calm, he so wanted to escalate and go medieval on the old guy for “disrespectin’ muh authoritay”.
      They say stuff like “quit fighting me” when they are trying to cuff you, even when you are not, so that they can build a defensible case for their uncalled for use of force. They also said that when they were uncuffing him, “you gonna fight me when I uncuff you?”. A**wipes. Now that I heard that, I see it all the time on these cop bodycam videos. Always video any interaction with the police.

      It is my lifelong contention that no good can ever come from any interaction with the police. There’s too much risk to my life and liberty, a person is always seconds away from death. They are not your friends, they are not there to protect you, and they are not there to keep the peace. We the “civilians” are the enemy, and they are the occupying power’s enforcers. They may be good citizens otherwise, but when they put on that badge they become agents of oppression. Everybody tells themselves what they need to believe so that they consider themselves one of the good guys. Everybody.

  • Franko. December 5, 2023, 4:49 PM

    Bullies the lot. Spend too much time at the gym. I hope that he sues the living daylights out of these overgrown bullies. Punks……

  • Anne December 5, 2023, 7:15 PM

    OK. I made a mistake our Mercedes Diesel is a 1985!!

    Casey–you got the picture exactly right! I was talking about QA hill. Gerard and I lived there at the same time.

    Gerard and I have an amazing tracking history. It began in Glendale when we were kids in elementary school. He was one year behind me at the same elementary school at the same time. He lived about 6 blocks away. In later years Gerard moved to Laguna Beach and lived about 4 blocks away from where I had lived during the intervening years. Then it was Seattle. We both lived on QA Hill at the same time! Strange coincidence! I think it was difficult for him because he and Neo were friends with the same community in Seattle that had blacklisted my husband. Gerard knew the whole story and he gave us encouragement–even though some of those people were friends with Neo.

  • John A. Fleming December 6, 2023, 12:40 AM

    I had just mentioned above that everybody, everybody is a hero in their own play of their life, and they all think their actions and morals are justified. (Me included.) They may try to hide their actions and morals, not because they know they are intrinsically wrong, it’s that everyone else just won’t understand. Even if they know it’s at some level wrong and evil what they do, it’s justified by the time and circumstances and fate. How many guards and executioners at the vernichtungslagers and gulags directed themselves towards that kind of a career? Very few I reckon, it’s just that they put their fate in the control of the State, and the State said “go here, do this, it’s a dirty job but it’s important”, and off they went and lived with the moral contradictions, or deceived themselves that it was all right. Stalin’s chief executioner Vasily Blokhin drank himself to death after the war. He was reported to have said that he enjoyed the work. F’in monster.

    And then I got to thinking about those three lady college presidents today duking it out with a Congresscritter lady, about whether advocating for genocide on college campuses is appropriate. I watched the video, and thought “what a waste, the Congresslady really missed an opportunity to establish some clarity”. Here’s how I might have done it.
    CL: congress lady, CPL: college president lady

    CL: “Is genocide always evil?”
    They are going to squirm, they just hate being pinned down, but the gig is up if they answer anything other than
    CPL “Yes.”
    CL: “OK, so if genocide is always evil, is advocating for genocide evil?”
    And now they are really squirming, because there are two obvious answers: either “Yes”, or “it’s odious free speech yet free speech is protected”. What they tried to do was find a middle way that gave them flexibility.
    CPL: (my paraphrasing) “Advocating for genocide, whether it rises to the level of bullying and harassment is context dependent, and depends on whether it’s just a general advocacy for genocide, or if it starts targeting real people.”
    And now the CL should have had them.
    CL: “Oh, you said it’s context dependent, so this is just a who/whom situation, who can advocate for genocide against whom.
    CL: “Can Palestinians advocate for genocide against the Jews, without consequences?”
    CPL: “It depends on the context …”
    CL: “Uh huh. Can Jews advocate for genocide against Palestinians without consequences?”
    CPL: “Again, it depends …”
    CL: “Oh my gosh, nobody in this country believes that for a second. Nobody. If a Jewish college organization held a rally to advocate for Palestinian genocide, they would be expelled from your university within hours.”
    CL: “Now let’s try another example. How about Africans advocating for genocide against Europeans?
    CPL: “It depends …”
    CL: “Now how about Europeans advocating for genocide against Africans? Never mind answering, all of us know what would happen to those students of European descent.”
    CL: “I could go on, but the point has been made. You CPLs are the deciders of who and whom. And now we see you as you are: you are the executioners in the camps, you are the attendees at the Wannsee conference. And genocide is OK when it is justified in your minds. You are the elites, you believe you have the power and expertise to make these decisions.”
    CL: “You think you are elite and protected and in charge, but Yuri Bezmenov has already told you what your fate will be when the real progressives come to power. You will be lined up against the wall and shot.”
    Well it’s late, I’m typing fast, and I hope I’m not erecting straw men arguments. But in my mind, these CPLs and all their ilk have crossed over, they have fallen into perdition and evildoing and are a danger to all our lives and liberties.

    As to what I believe? Genocide is always evil. Advocacy for genocide on a college campus ought to be a fast and sure way to get expelled, no matter who and whom. It is not an appropriate college behavior and activity, not now, not ever, regardless of context. College is for learning and sustaining civilization, and advocating for genocide is barbarian behavior. If you want to advocate for genocide, do it on your own dime, we the people are not going to provide you any help of any kind. We have public spaces where you can advocate for any damn thing you want, just not at our Universities and Colleges and not on our dime. We’re not going to provide you a soapbox and protect you from the conclusions that others will make about you.

    • ghostsniper December 6, 2023, 4:00 AM

      John sed: “Genocide is always evil.”

      And I agree.

      Then John sed: “If you advocate for genocide, do it on your own dime, we the people are not going to provide you any help of any kind.”

      At first I was OK with that but then I pondered on it.
      If genocide is always evil, then the advocacy of genocide is evil too, no matter when or where it is

      I think was you may have unknowingly described here John, is the idea that what people do on their own dime is OK as long as it doesn’t effect other people. This notion has creeped into a lot of other aspects of society and evolved to it’s full bloom. People will always try to exceed the limitations society or social mores place upon them. If something is wrong it is always wrong, and being wishy-washy on that point is a slippery slope.

  • John A. Fleming December 6, 2023, 9:55 AM

    I tend to be a free-speech absolutist, and it’s a free country, if you want to advocate for something get on your soapbox and have at it. The key phrase being your soapbox. And we the people in the public sphere provide limited spaces for folks on their soapboxes, it’s a safety valve sort of thing. So you on your soapbox are advocating, and the rest of us walk on by ignoring you, or jeer, or throw rotten tomatoes. Or stay and listen. It’s a free country after all.

    Couple of questions though:
    1. Are there any ideas so pernicious and dangerous that they must be suppressed everywhere and for all time?
    2. If yes on 1) who decides, and therein is a slippery slope of corrupting power. Whoever is given the power to decide will start suppressing their personal unfavored ideas.

    If nobody decides, or somebody decides, those are both political choices that come with consequences for we the people. Pick one and try it out, if the results suck try the other. The key point being that we get to try both, going back and forth. The danger being that when we appoint deciders, they will work very very hard to never let us fire their sorry butts when they start abusing their mandate.

    • ghostsniper December 6, 2023, 10:49 AM

      Why should anyone have a soapbox? Who grants said soapbox? If you’re speaking of the traditional idea of someone standing on a soapbox on the sidewalk subjecting passersby to his jibbering, why is that allowed? Suppose that jibbering is offensive to most, does the speaker still deserve a soapbox? What is the point of the soapbox, and who benefits from it?

      If you sit your soapbox down on your own property by the side of the street then you will have no problem from me, unless I am a neighbor and your behavior is disturbing me.

      But the sidewalks are supposedly owned by all of us, we the people, and no one gets more right to them then anyone else. If, as you mentioned, someone gets to pick and choose who gets to use a soapbox on sidewalks owned by we the people, that chooser is forcing others to their will and the will of the soapbox speaker.

      I’m an advocate of free speech, free behavior, free whatever, as long as it doesn’t infringe on me.

      • John A. Fleming December 6, 2023, 1:26 PM

        Public spaces for free speech is a safety valve. What’s the Kennedy quote, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

        It’s a choice every community has to make: either provide a public forum, in which case it must be content neutral, government weenies cannot decide what speech is allowable. But if the speech is going to be so repellent to the community that disorder is likely to occur (e.g. “them’s fightin’ words”, the speakers may have to pay for the costs incurred by the community to maintain the peace.

        Or provide no public forum at all, which means anybody walking down the street or sidewalk or in the park advocating for anything gets arrested or bum rushed. I think Mr. Ghost this is where you are. If you want to advocate, you have to find a private venue and advertise for people to come hear what you have to say.

        Either way works for me. It’s a choice. Just make sure that if one way is chosen, the people have the right to re-open the debate and choose the other way down the road. Those government weenies are our servants. We know, they like power and are easily corrupted by it, and they so desperately want to control speech they don’t like. Never ever give the government the power to constrain speech. Just like never give up your guns. (Well, that ship has sailed. What do we do now?)

        • ghostsniper December 6, 2023, 1:58 PM

          I’m an isolationist John and leave the compound rarely, So if a loudmouth tyrant wants to put a show on for me he has to come here, but he won’t like what he finds. My neighbor has a backhoe and he said I can use it anytime. lol

  • Bob Clark December 11, 2023, 2:37 PM

    Thank you ghostsniper for the story of the socialite’s spoon. It doesn’t matter what it is; sometimes it’s something big or just something small, like the spoon, you fully attend to it. Well done.

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