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Open thread 3/4/24

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  • Joe Krill March 4, 2024, 8:21 AM

    “99% of failures come from people who make excuses.”
    President George Washington

  • ghostsniper March 4, 2024, 8:25 AM

    What did Gator say when Rebel Roy asked him, “You ready?”

  • Casey Klahn March 4, 2024, 11:34 AM

    SCOTUS unanimously ruled today that the democrats are totally ridiculous. If there was any justice, the SecState of Colorado would serve jail time for what she did.

    I guess there has to be sort of immunity for politicos. Not that we have that now, but we aspire to it. What do you do with a dem SecState who tries to subvert the entire US POTUS election? Let the air out of her tires? We need to get to some serious recrimination and box these dopes in. Maybe a mandatory extra judicial encampment of dems who violate the law in the course of trying to govern? Sort of a Covid Camp for idiot political elites. They can appeal from within the enclosure, so nobody can say due process doesn’t exist. Might be a loooonnnggg appeals process. Might lose the appeal paperwork in timely fashion.

    We used to have a free media, whose job it was to humiliate and call out these political thugs. What should we do with a media elite who only support the tyrannical Left?

  • ghostsniper March 4, 2024, 12:16 PM

    Casey sed: “We used to have a free media…”
    The media has never been “free”.
    Maybe more moral, but never free.
    In a (quasi) capitalistic society everything has a price and the underbidder almost never wins.

    But, as you may recall, I have said time and again, the major flaw with that “social contract” is that it does NOT have consequences automatically built in for infractions thereof, which is what we have in the above circumstance.

    There is no deterrence to the Col SecState from ignoring the “social contract” again and again and again.

    Violations of the “highest law in the land”, the Constitution, should come with the “strongest penalties in the land”. And, “attempts” to violate the highest law in the land as well.

    “In the absence of deterrence and penalty, violation is encouraged.”
    –gs, 2099

    • Casey Klahn March 4, 2024, 6:29 PM

      I’d rather have a media economy than Pravda. Money is much cleaner than some swarthy Trotksy in a smoke filled room, making up lists of who lives and who dies.

      Look at fucking Twitter before EM bought it out. Good God, that was some smarmy shit, wasn’t it? Making Bolshevist pronouncements on who gets to talk in the public square. Banning Trump.

      I believe we just witnessed one of the greatest historical lows of the media industry in history ever. Give me 19th Century crony capitalist black ink, cigar smoking, drunk editors. Please. You can buy the newspaper or use it for fish wrap. Your choice. Hell, we have TV corporations now who underwrite lies like they were hits of coke. No matter how much money they’re leaving on the table, they’ll keep screening that crap. They treat money like it was shit.

  • DT March 4, 2024, 4:28 PM

    Oh hell. They can’t even use the word treason let alone make the accusation even when the evidence is plain for all to see. “I swear to uphold the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic”. Sure you do …

    But hey, what’s the saying? “There are none so blind as those that will not see”. Those who say violence doesn’t solve anything have never experienced violence. Even Jesus said to sell your cloak to buy a sword. (He also said “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”)

    Violence is coming. How to defend against flash mobs of “teens”? Drive-by shootings. Highway snipers. SWAT teams. Railroad demolition. “The process IS the punishment”. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s not difficult to make serious explosives; those that intend to use such knowledge already have it. When seconds count, the police may not even show up … until they come to arrest you for violating some damn fools rights by defending yourself.

    The Supreme Court ruling said only Congress can remove a person from the ballot. The Damned have already started the process.

    A shit-storm is coming; could show up anywhere but odds are not good for avoiding it in any big city; especially those run by democrats having large Amish populations.

    I wonder who among us – or even the country – will still be alive next year this time.

    Doodles! – I guess I’m a bit peeved this afternoon.

    • ghostsniper March 4, 2024, 4:53 PM


  • ghostsniper March 5, 2024, 6:59 AM

    Your only priority

    is getting your AO

    rigged for the

    coming storm.


  • Joe Krill March 5, 2024, 8:15 AM
    • Casey Klahn March 5, 2024, 8:34 AM

      Colonel McGregor is on my list of shit talkers. He’s been non-stop saying “Russia is winning!” even when the Ukes did that amazing maneuver and advance last summer. Russia loses several capitol ships, and has a chckenshit air force/MacGregor: “you can’t beat Russia!”

      Let’s just say he’s something of a broken record.

      BTW, in my day the military had the policy of citizenship for soldiers who earned an Hon, Discharge. Making it sound new is specious shit, IMEO. Even if you like his side of the matter, he’s rather droll. I’d probably leave the Officer’s Club were he there, and I might let the air out of his tires on the way out.

      • azlibertarian March 5, 2024, 10:41 AM

        I mentioned my 60% Rule a week or two ago, where I immediately discount about 60% of what I read on the internets. I do this because the internet is filled with information that is incomplete, premature, biased, agenda-driven, plainly false, or some combination thereof.

        While he may be a decent guy one-on-one, in his public appearances, I place McGregor into a 100% Rule. He’s a knucklehead. He simply cannot see something that does not confirm his existing biases. I place Tucker squarely under my 60% Rule….he will sometimes nail a truth, but he is often giving you less-than-a-full truth of any given topic.

        Regarding Russia and Ukraine, I go back to what I have long believed: Neither Russia nor Ukraine will “win” anything. They’re both losing here, and the only question is which one will lose the most.

  • Casey Klahn March 5, 2024, 8:39 AM

    Look for some states to print Trumpless ballots “by mistake”, and disseminating them, and counting them, and refusing to investigate such, and saying “nothing is wrong here; no illegal balloting or counting was happening”.

  • azlibertarian March 5, 2024, 8:52 AM

    So, we had a nice weekend with the grandkids. With apologies to my friends in Northern California, and other places still enduring winter, we had lovely weather–perfect, actually–and we took the kiddos to the Renaissance Festival. We took our own kids there like 30+ years ago, and it was still much the same, but this weekend it was packed. After parking, we stood in line like 45 minutes just to get into the front gate.

    Anyhoo, I noticed a couple’o things that have changed in the 3 decades since I’d been to one of these things in the past.
    * People…especially those under 30…are fat. I say this as a fat myself….been battling my weight forever. I carry more extra weight now in my 60’s than I did when I was younger, but I had far less extra weight in my 20’s and 30’s than these people are carrying around today.
    * There’s a yuuge segment of people who will dress up for these things. In my day, you cobbled together a Halloween costume and maybe had an ugly sweater for Christmas that you wore maybe once or twice a year. However, now, many people dress the parts for Renaissance Fairs, or any of the various Comic-cons. I wondered: Who are the normal ones–me and mine, or these people who have what looks to me to be thousands of dollars and tons of time wrapped up in dress-up costumes?
    * Then I noticed the “Beyond-Normals”…..the Furries (of which I saw just 2) and the transgenders, which are a small minority, but out there, loud and proud. The one Furrie spent the spring time Arizona day (mid-70’s) in full Furrie costume (which are not not cheap) and he (I presume) was accompanied by a pal holding his hand (paw?) while wearing just the head mask. We stood in line for lunch behind a trans girl in her early 20’s who had obviously had a mastectomy and was taking the hormones. She had her hair cut boy-ish short and was trying to pull off a mustache that an 8th grade boy would be ashamed of. I left being sure that she believes that she’s living her authentic life as a semi-boy, but the only thing she’s pulling off is that she has serious mental problems. Also here was the guy, beard and all, who was wearing a whispy Stevie Nicks Witchy Woman skirt and some lacey bodice. Not a girl; not a woman. He would have the world disbelieve what is plainly in front of our eyes….that he is just a guy who gets his kinks off of dressing up in women’s clothes in public.

    Anyway, some of these people are spending what appears to be hundreds of dollars on costumes for dress-up play. One wonders how their 401k’s are funded.

    • ghostsniper March 5, 2024, 9:53 AM

      If I didn’t know you, I’d think all of what you wrote is a bald face lie. A fabrication.
      But I do know you and I know your writing style, so I know what you wrote is the truth.
      And that is all I have to go on because I don’t get out much and I haven’t mingled with the masses in at least 10 years.

      So when I read what you wrote I got the same impression that I get when I read lots of other stuff on the web.


      Most of what you wrote defy’s logic.
      The obverse of normal human convention.

      I am 69 years old and I have never seen with my own bare assed eyeballs a person that was any of the attributes you have described nor a person that was a proven homosexual, of any gender – even made up ones.

      It just now occurred to me that the words you wrote seem to describe people that are on hallucinogens’ or what I would see if I were on them. I have heard that a high percentage of american people are on prescription drugs, some 75% or more, so is it possible these people in costumes and appearances are acting in accordance with the drugs?

      Or am I the one that is on drugs through our estrogen and toxic chemically laced municipal water supply, vapor contrails, 5G, and Monsanto GMO foods?

      It’s better for all that I just stay my ass way back here in the sticks with nothing but wild assed animals as my associates, we understand each other. The urban animals just don’t make sense.

      • DT March 5, 2024, 4:07 PM

        I’m near your age and I have to go with az on this one. I’ve personally known of few of these types myself. My favorite(?) one was a girl who tranz’d. Tits cut off, hysterectomy (but kept vagina – no fake penis). A beard a 14yo boy would be ashamed of. Female hips, female reactions to things. The funny part? Said “male” didn’t like tranzies and wanted to marry a straight woman. Something desperately wrong with these people’s heads.

    • John Venlet March 5, 2024, 11:51 AM

      She had her hair cut boy-ish short and was trying to pull off a mustache that an 8th grade boy would be ashamed of.

      I had to laugh at the moustache line because it reminded me of something my dad would say to me and my 5 brothers when we attempted to grow a moustache at too young of an age -“Put a little milk on that and the cat will lick it off.”

  • ghostsniper March 5, 2024, 11:09 AM

    Here comes the Constitutional Crisis.

    A Democratic victory in taking the House of Representatives and the Senate would then place them in the same position that they claimed Trump violated the 14th Amendment by staging an insurrection to prevent Congress from validating the vote. The Democrats are maintaining, regardless of what the Supreme Court has said, that Trump is ineligible, and there is rumbling that they will defy the will of voters and REFUSE to name him as President. A victory in a House special election in New York last week demonstrated that Democrats have a serious chance of winning a majority in Congress in November. They will defy the Constitution themselves and throw the nation into utter chaos. Some argue that even if Trump recaptures the presidency on the same day, the Democrats would then do precisely what they say Trump attempted to do on January 6th and prevent him from taking office.


    • Casey Klahn March 5, 2024, 3:31 PM

      Me wife iz paying more attention than ever to the news. Says that after SCOTUS said that it’s congress’ job to remove Trump from the ballot, that that’s xactly what the dems in congress are starting to try. In my mind, and I’m no lawyer, it does seem that the constitution states that congress, and especially The House, elects POTUS. If congress removes Trump from the ballot, that’s a goddammed fait accompli. Bob’s yer Uncle, and Trump aint prez ever again.

      Putting that nugget of exigence into the mental hopper, and imagining the repercussions for congress after that. They’d be not reelected en masse, and ridden out of town on a political rail.

      I do look for the dems to either become the dominant and de facto ONLY party, or in chains in a penal colony run by Ernest Borgnine and the devil.

      • DT March 5, 2024, 4:11 PM

        “If congress removes Trump from the ballot” …. and then the shit truly hits the fan.
        Not that I disagree with your conclusion, Part 1 — because most “officials” (and law enforcement) will be “I was just doing my job”.

  • Anne March 5, 2024, 11:26 AM

    OMG! Here for your day’s delight I offer this ROI for the IRS: https://www.thetaxadviser.com/news/2024/feb/study-irs-could-collect-billions-more-with-full-funding.html

    Second, with regard to those costumes at Renaissance fairs, etc. Many of them are home made by women with really find seamstress skills. They work on those dresses, corsets, etc. for months!

    • ghostsniper March 5, 2024, 12:24 PM

      I’m doing my part to try to bankrupt that criminal institution.
      Are you?

  • ghostsniper March 5, 2024, 12:26 PM

    Gator sed: “I’s bawn reddy.”

    waat lightnin’ yee hawww

  • ghostsniper March 5, 2024, 12:47 PM

    Norman Rockwell
    From a book I am working on for my wife.

    “Four Freedoms”


    • Casey Klahn March 5, 2024, 3:22 PM

      I’m an NR fan myself. Got a lil’ statue of him painting his self portrait on the shelf that my daughter gifted to me.

      I always felt that the 4 freedoms thing was a Rooseveltian thing where he wanted to socialize America. “Freedom from want” ?

      • ghostsniper March 5, 2024, 5:17 PM

        The book I’m doing an index on is all about FDR in the lead up to WWII.
        It’s a 304 page book and I’m on page 157 right now, chapter 13.
        First sentence in that chapter:
        The front page of the Washington Evening Star on March 15, 1941, included a headline reading U.S. NEWSPAPERMAN HELD BY NAZIS ON ESPIONAGE CHARGE.

        The book is written by a man but it is flowery like a woman wrote it.

  • ghostsniper March 5, 2024, 12:52 PM
  • ghostsniper March 5, 2024, 1:19 PM

    Pamela Churchill
    “She is the greatest courtesan of the century”

    The more critical Max Hastings said, acerbically, “she was … described as having become ‘a world expert on rich men’s bedroom ceilings’.”


    —she was a scandalous hussy—not that there’s anything wrong with that!

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