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Open thread 3/29/24

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  • azlibertarian March 29, 2024, 9:31 AM

    I’ll begin the day by remembering that today is Good Friday.

    Happy Easter, everyone.

  • ghostsniper March 29, 2024, 12:34 PM

    Here we go.

    “The collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge is an opportunity for Biden to change the storyline. The bridge, a major conduit over the Baltimore Harbor, collapsed after being struck by a cargo ship Tuesday. It spans more than 1.5 miles across the Patapsco River and, as a major connecting point for the region, will need to be rebuilt.”

    “Biden can use the rebuilding process to champion Black labor in the construction industry. If done right, he can incorporate the issue in his efforts to generate enthusiasm among Black working-class men broadly. He can use it to demonstrate awareness of how the civil construction industry needs to address a history of excluding Black labor. ”

    “The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse is a moment for Biden to show concern for rebuilding a vital bridge — and for building a bridge of inclusion for Black American workers in the construction industry as well.”

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/opinion-race-the-construction-industry-and-the-francis-scott-key-bridge/ar-BB1kEkdQ

    • John A. Fleming March 29, 2024, 10:43 PM

      That’s one of those “I’m stupider for having read it” editorials. They can’t just throw bodies at building high steel. High steel guys are all union. It’s a skilled trade. First you have to know somebody to get into the union. And then you have to apprentice for some time. Ain’t nobody going to entrust their lives to you without having worked with you first. If they want that bridge rebuilt fast they they are going to have to put out a call for every high steel guy on the East Coast.

      Likewise the guys working in the caissons rebuilding the footings and making them just a little more ship collision proof. There’s darn few people who know how to work in a caisson and like it.

      It’s not like the old days, the 30’s, where the unemployed showed up at the big job sites like Hoover Dam and the Empire State, and camped out at the front gate until they took a chance on you, cuz they needed able-bodied men right now.

      The fastest way to get that bridge back up is to upgrade the footings and then build to print. That should be good enough. But I don’t think they will. That bridge may have held for 50 years, but it came down awful fast, it looked spindly. No, I reckon they will make a beefier bridge that can carry more traffic. All the bureaucracies are going to weigh in, they can’t just build a bridge, it has to have all sorts of 21’st Century “upgrades”. And if the Federals get their hooks into it, well Katy bar the door, it will take twice as long and cost 10 times what it should.

      End-stage empire, ain’t it grand? And whattaya bet the steel is imported chinesium.

  • Joe Krill March 29, 2024, 4:08 PM

    To those that know……Welcome home. To all others, have a Blessed day.

  • ghostsniper March 29, 2024, 7:20 PM

    This Hamm’s 4 U!

  • Joe Krill March 29, 2024, 7:53 PM

    For those who remember Mike Austin he posted the following:
    As of March 14, 2024, My website will no longer be updated.
    Don’t ask why because I won’t tell you.

  • Anne March 30, 2024, 12:54 PM

    Was Mike the gentleman who walked the jungles of Central America? I forgot his name.

    • Joe Krill March 30, 2024, 1:48 PM
      • ghostsniper March 30, 2024, 2:22 PM

        I looked all over his site and seen no recent info.

        • John Venlet March 31, 2024, 8:54 AM

          Ghostsniper, the note that Mike will no longer update his site is smack dab in the middle of the title page, in real small print, highlighted in yellow (look under the photo posted there).

          • ghostsniper March 31, 2024, 9:00 AM

            Yeah, I seen that John.
            I was talking more in general.
            Everything I seen was several years old – I think the bike ride he had to cancel because of his knees. Nothing in the past year or so.

  • ghostsniper March 30, 2024, 7:00 PM

    Trump and The Deep State- He’ll NEVER Be Elected, Despite The Polls

    A new aspect that has recently come up is that RINO Congresscritters are “retiring” or “resigning” from the jobs, in such a way that there is insufficient time for special elections before the November 2024 election.

    This will remove the Republican majority, and hand the Congressional gavel over to Democrat collectivist shitbag Hakeem Jeffries, with a Democrat majority. This offers them two options to stop Trump from being re-elected for a 3rd time, listed in order of preference (for them):

    They will then enact a new law banning Trump from being on the ballot, which is allowed via the recent SCOTUS ruling regarding Colorado’s attempt to ban Trump, or
    They will refuse to certify the election results on January 6, 2025, because they don’t like the results. Ironically, this is exactly the justification for the “sedition” charge against Trump, from January 6, 2021.
    Note I said “in order of preference.”

    The first is vastly more preferable, because they can make the claim that because Trump has been removed from the ballot, any claim that he actually should have won will be moot, because there will be no results to use as evidence. It’ll also have the façade of legitimacy, because SCOTUS left this door open (in the Colorado case to ban Trump), for the democrats to exploit. And as I will discuss below, the “social unrest” due to BLM/Antifa/Illegals will be growing, so the Democrats will use the domestic violence as an excuse to ban Trump and “save democracy.”

    The second is far less preferable, because a massive sweep in the popular vote, with undeniable results, only to be denied by Congress playing their shitty games, will further enrage the public. The second option will absolutely result in state secessions and accelerate the collapse of the “United States of America,” as there will no longer be any veneer of unity.

    This leads to another point. The estimated 12 million illegal aliens (highlighted, because that’s exactly what they are, not this horse-shit about “undocumented immigrants,”) are almost all military-aged men from countries that do not like us. That should be obvious to even the most obtuse collectivist (ahem) democrat.

    WHY would .gov bring them in?

    They’re to be the check against all the 2nd-Amendment folks. Put another way, the effectiveness of 2A, and the possession of ~500 million guns by North of 100 million Americans, will be diluted, if not stopped, by the ~10 million illegals also operating under the radar in civilian society. When teamed with Antifa/BLM/ADL groups and their organizational frameworks, this is the only feasible way for a government hell-bent on keeping power, to stop those deplorable Americans who love their country, God and guns.

    Let me restate it in as blunt of terms as I can: the illegals are an irregular army here to fight against AMERICANS, on behalf of the corrupt US government.

    They’re here to sow chaos, kill anyone who fights back, and do all the lovely things that invading armies have traditionally done through the ages: burn, loot, rape and kill everyone they find.

    The only thing they lack is the “go” order.

    That will come this summer, leading up to the election in November.

    Remember option #2 above, where the Congress will refuse to certify the results? If led by the Democrats (which I think is a forgone conclusion at this point) they can easily say- if the Antifa/Burn-Loot-Murder/Illegal-Alien-Army does their job sufficiently well- “we can’t certify Trump because of the civil unrest that may result… it’s for your SAFETY, you see…” They’ll have (in their view) the moral high-ground, by solving the ongoing civil unrest, by getting rid of that hated Orange Man Bad.

    For idiot leftists, this is the perfect solution, both emotionally satisfying and tactically sound means of shitting on all those nasty deplorables. Beautiful! How can it get any better than THAT???

    So yes, the first option for the Democrats will be to use a Congressional law to ban Trump from being on the ballot come November, for whatever excuse will be the most plausible.

    Any way you slice it, the collectivists will use lawfare for one more big push, to ban Trump, and after analyzing this for the last few weeks, I don’t see any way to stop them through legal means. Their actions will push us into uncharted territory, which would take months to years to sort out in a court of law (if there was any court left that wasn’t dirtier than dirt).

    The ONLY thing that will stop this, is when American patriots finally say “ENOUGH of this shit,” pick up arms, and start exercising the 2nd Amendment for its original purpose.

    And that is precisely why the illegal alien army that has been imported, is here to stop patriots from interfering with the final takedown of our Constitutional Republic, which has been on life-support for decades.

    We WILL end up in CW2 within the next 12 months, and it will just get a lot worse from there.

    I hope there are enough patriots left, to overcome the government and their new army.

    I hope patriots don’t wait until it’s too late, to save our country.

    When the dems move to either block Trump from the ballot, or refuse to certify his electoral college votes… either way, that’s when you’ll know.

    https://capitalisteric.wordpress.com/2024/03/30/catching-up-ai-power-and-trump-will-never-be-elected/

  • Joe Krill March 30, 2024, 7:06 PM

    One of the most powerful 45 second clips from Tucker ever. This explains what is and has been happening for a long time.
    https://www.instagram.com/reel/C33TM-1sDVJ/?igsh=MTBkdnFlYXFwOHh2OA==

  • Snakepit Kansas March 31, 2024, 5:33 AM

    Well we have millions and millions of illegals all on the dole. Stupid continued spending that will eventually crash the dollar and economy. Desecrated Easter at the white house. What else could the democrat elites want other than to collapse what we now have? At some point, yes, the bullets start flying.

    • ghostsniper March 31, 2024, 7:32 AM

      Better find local sources, within walking distance, for stuff you need that you can buy with cash money or silver, or barter.

      You need:
      A continuous supply of water and the means to make it drinkable.
      Regular food on a continuous basis.
      To know how to use a hammer, saw, drill, and shovel with either hand.
      Same with a variety of guns and blades.
      Solar panels and batteries.
      Access to whatever drugs you need.

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