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This is what happens when malevolent narcissists don’t get slapped and thrown to the ground. The kind of psychology we’re seeing, over and over again, overwhelmingly from the left, is an exercise in bad faith, a fundamental dishonesty. It therefore isn’t amenable to correction with facts or debate, or appeals to reciprocity or some higher purpose. Tolerating such behaviour – and worse, deferring to it will only encourage an escalation of vanity, malice and sociopathy. It may, however, be discouraged with reminders of physical consequences. Ideally, physical humiliation. A reminder that nasty little egos can be publicly broken. — davidthompson: Shamelessly, He Quotes Himself

Coronavirus Update XXVIII: fear, Fear, FEAR! – William M. Briggs  Rulers, made mad by their own ignorance and the cries of their frightened charges, now say only experimental vaccines are the answer. The Aussie PM said he will force people to get the vaccine. The “Virginia Health Commissioner says he’ll mandate a COVID-19 vaccine“. Be damned to its consequences. (Incidentally, here’s a paper “A randomized placebo-controlled trial in children showed that flu shots increased fivefold the risk of acute respiratory infections caused by a group of noninfluenza viruses, including coronaviruses.”)

This Greenland Shark is the Oldest Living Vertebrate Known on the Planet   A female Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) has been recognized as the longest-living vertebrate known on Earth. Scientists used radiocarbon dating of eye lens nuclei to determine the ages of 28 of the animals. The researchers estimated that one female was about 392 years old plus or minus 120 years. Even at the lowest end of the range, it would still be older than the former vertebrate record-holder, a bowhead whale estimated to be 211 years old. The team found that the Greenland sharks grow at just 1cm a year and don’t reach sexual maturity until the age of 150!

LEFT-WING TERROR: Driver in Custody After Allegedly Shooting at Trump Supporters at Rally in South Carolina –  Marquise Damarius Asomani, a 23-year-old black man, is being held by police in connection with the shooting. He has been charged with six counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, one count of pointing and presenting firearms at a person, one count of unlawful carrying of a pistol, and possessing a firearm at a violent crime.

“Segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever.”  — George Wallace  Don Surber: Highlights of the News  “On July 20, Washington Square News, the weekly undergraduate student newspaper of NYU, published an article titled ‘Student-Led Task Force Calls for Black Housing on Campus,’ in which they reported on the university’s willingness to help implement residential communities open solely to ‘black-identifying students with Black Resident Assistants.’ Since then, the university has officially given the project a green light, aiming to have NYU’s first segregated residential floor established by Fall 2021.”

Cannon Hinnant, George Floyd, and Losing the War on Drugs The body of a junkie ex-con who had robbed a pregnant woman at gunpoint was placed in a golden coffin on a horse-drawn hearse while a nation whose cities were burning watched. Cannon Hinnant was laid to rest quietly in a small funeral home across the street from a gas station. The mourners, some driving pickup trucks, parked out front and made their way through the puddles to hear his youth pastor eulogize the 5-year-old boy who had been shot in the head.

The challenge to us all, today, is to be in the moment, or even capable of being. One must be there, not only in mind. Physically, we are alive and in bodies; there is no other way, than by contact. But we act as if we need not be physically there. We are content to read the news, as it were; to audit the lecture on the Zoom screen; to “visit” a Mass that is being recorded. We are present “in the spirit,” we say to ourselves. But I cannot credit these out-of-body claims. We are humans, not the spirits we imagine. To my mind, the worst effect of the Batflu is to remove us even farther from the moment, to some unreal abstract space; from that mystical “transubstantiation” in which we are not elsewhere, but very fully here.

COVID-19 was the perfect chance to produce, stoke, and maintain fear in pursuit of power. In short, the ruling class used the coronavirus to collapse American life. We are living through a coup d’état based on the oldest of ploys: declaring emergencies, suspending law and rights, and issuing arbitrary rules of behavior to excuse taking “full powers.”

Contrary to the ignorant assumptions of the educated indoctrinated, who assume that because everyone they know has a college degree, everyone does, only 21 percent of non-Hispanic Whites possess at least a bachelor’s degree. In other words, the white vote presently looks like this, which is why the media is presenting it in such a convoluted and meaningless form. Of course, most of the missing 10 percent will go to Trump as well, so he can expect to take about two-thirds of the white vote, which is still more than enough to generate a massive Trumpslide given the concentration of the not-white vote.

54 – Trump
36 – Biden

This is why I’ve been recommending that the Republicans change their name to the American Party and end all their futile outreach efforts to not-white voters for over ten years.

Now Democrats Are Stuck With Biden So, now the bar is raised for the debates since Kierkegaard’s fanboy is the master of rhetoric and the font of all wisdom. He can’t just come out, stand there, and win by not forgetting to zip up his fly or by foregoing groping a production assistant. He’s going to have to deal with Trump, who is as vital and focused as Biden is desiccated and lost. Sure, Joe will have the moderators Candy Crowleying for him big time, trying to cover for his incoherence and take Trump off his game. If Trump is cunning and bloodthirsty, which he is, he’ll ignore the media offensive line, blitz right at Biden, and smear him all over the field. Trump has achievements, promises he’s kept, and if you listen to his speeches (he’s back on the road with smaller crowds), he’s making more promises that he’ll keep. What’s Mr. Jill got? His theme is “I’m kind of nice, and pay no attention to the agenda of the communists pulling my strings.” He’ll raise your taxes, ban fracking, suck up to the ChiComs, let rioters run rampant, defund the cops, and try to take your guns. And the Dems’ plan has worked so well that they literally have the worst possible candidate to defend this idiotic agenda against the best and most aggressive GOP politician in decades.

Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.

There are few talents more richly rewarded with both wealth and power, in countries around the world, than the ability to convince backward people that their problems are caused by other people who are more advanced.

‘Luxury beliefs’ are latest status symbol for rich Americans White privilege is the luxury belief that took me the longest to understand, because I grew up around poor whites. Often members of the upper-class claim that racial disparities stem from inherent advantages held by whites. Yet Asian Americans are more educated, have higher earnings and live longer than whites. Affluent whites are the most enthusiastic about the idea of white privilege, yet they are the least likely to incur any costs for promoting that belief. Rather, they raise their social standing by talking about their privilege. In other words, upper-class whites gain status by talking about their high status. When laws are enacted to combat white privilege, it won’t be the privileged whites who are harmed. Poor whites will bear the brunt.

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  • Grizzly August 26, 2020, 9:49 AM

    Wow! Seems that that Greenland shark is older than Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Who would have guessed.

  • PA Cat August 26, 2020, 10:28 AM

    “Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are . . . damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.”

    A waste of textile fabric as well as damage to the social fabric: Tabitha Poppins, the transvestite riot drummer of Portland:

    He has tolerably nice legs, though.

  • Casey Klahn August 26, 2020, 10:45 AM

    You must realize one thing. The National Guard is the buttress of our nation right at the moment. It’s not reported: read between the lines. Governors purposefully either do not call in the Guard, or they slow walk them. Wisconsin: it’s a joke what they sent in. Not enough to quell the riots, and it is by design. Dems are burning down the nation a city at a time and fuck all who get in the way.

    Where the NG go in sufficient numbers, the riots are stopped. DC was that way, and you’d better believe we came this close to an overthrow there.

    In Kenosha, the people are now the militia, and it. ain’t. pretty.

    I am starting to rethink what we’ve been saying about the police getting too militarized. Here we are with LE agencies crumpling from city to city.

    Goes back and counts his ammunition stocks…

  • James ONeil August 26, 2020, 10:48 AM

    Hadn’t thought about it but except for a 100 foot cloth tape and a couple of tiny tapes I keep in my rig’s glove compartments are all Stanley.

  • ghostsniper August 26, 2020, 10:49 AM

    Good tape info. Cept for the tip part. I find that one mostly irrelevant. While there a dozen or more of the Stanley chromes around here, about 20 years ago I switched to the Stanley Fat Max 30 footers and those are what I use. Yes, you can hang that blade out there 11′ and that comes in handy for me when doing on site field measurements for renovations. One thing he didn’t mention and may be sort of inherent to my line of work is, while the Max 30 will hang out there for 11′ it can go even further straight up, like measuring ceiling height in a room with high ceilings. I’ve measured 16′ ceilings like that but I have to tilt my head back and use the bottom lens on my trifocals to see the numbers.

    It’s interesting that this guy knows a lot of stuff but the magic is having the ability to recognize what he knows and that it might be interesting to others, and, being able to construct a delivery format that maintains that interest. Even if you don’t know what he is talking about you can learn something from him.

  • Anonymous August 26, 2020, 10:51 AM

    How on earth did the scientists overlook Bette Midler? I hear she sang at Johann Sebastian Bach’s baptism.

  • Harry August 26, 2020, 11:07 AM

    Re – Marquise Damarius Asomani – he was engaging in a mostly peaceful protest. He didn’t need a mask either.

  • pfsm August 26, 2020, 11:11 AM

    @Anonymous, are you sure you didn’t mean Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Not that it makes a great deal of difference….

  • Gordon Scott August 26, 2020, 11:12 AM

    Shaun King AKA Talcum X: I’m the police officer from Kenosha, you little piece of shit. My actual name: Marion Stinnett.

  • Vanderleun August 26, 2020, 11:31 AM

    Talcum X! Yes.

  • PA Cat August 26, 2020, 11:37 AM

    Update for Casey, who said, “Where the NG go in sufficient numbers, the riots are stopped.”

    POTUS is sending many more NG troops to Wisconsin after Evers finally agreed to accept help. From Trump’s tweet: “We will NOT stand for looting, arson, violence, and lawlessness on American streets. My team just got off the phone with Governor Evers who agreed to accept federal assistance.”


  • Desert Rat August 26, 2020, 12:26 PM

    We forget that back in the Eisenhower administration the Arkansas national guard was called up by the state’s governor and ordered to stop school integration using the excuse that it was for the protection of the black students. There was a good deal of back-and-forth between the feds and the Arkansas governor but eventually Ike federalized the guard and took command and also sent in troops from the 101st Airborne. The lesson is that if governor’s refuse to do their job and protect their citizens Trump can bypass them as Ike did and take direct command of the guard and even use federal troops to impose order.

  • Anne August 26, 2020, 12:31 PM

    It appears that one of the female scientists hired by the government to protect our forests saw the great Santa Cruz fire coming. Her explanation validates what POTUS has been saying all along. You can tell in her voice and words how broken she was to have to admit the enlightened have been wrong all along.

  • Fuel Filter August 26, 2020, 1:19 PM


    So, one brave ecologist on some obscure podcast tells the truth and the SFGate only publishes it now? The same bastards that, as a matter of policy, routinely provide covering fire for the ecoloons who run CA’s “government’s” policies?

    I remember the horrendous fires that decimated the areas around Lake Arrowhead in 2012. That place was near and dear to me having been my family’s summer vacation place since I was only seven (that would be 1958).

    And yes, in 2012 no brush nor small-growth trees were cleared. And yes, more devastation.

    And still, as is usual, the Democrat-controlled “Great State of California” will never learn.

    Because feeding the ecoloons is more important.

  • M. Murcek August 26, 2020, 3:08 PM

    A baby that has gone doody or peepee in it’s diaper is an activist: It’s crying out for change…

  • OneGuy August 26, 2020, 4:16 PM

    It is going to get worse. The Democrats and their brown shirts will bring more terrorism to your neighborhood if that is what it takes to get Biden elected. I believe that the rioters, arsonists and looters are being set up in the hopes that at some point there is a really bad police or national guard response. The left want to sacrifice some of their frontline forces in the name of the greater good. This can only mean more violence and more widespread violence. “Stay away from crowds”.

  • Terry August 26, 2020, 4:45 PM


    My gut instinct tells me a similar story. Only much more devastating than a few dead brown shirts. Once the real mayhem gets going it will most likely balloon into a hell-storm of blood such as past French history.

  • ghostsniper August 26, 2020, 6:39 PM

    OneGuy sed: “The Democrats and their brown shirts will bring more terrorism to your neighborhood if that is what it takes to get Biden elected.”
    I don’t see how terrorism is going to get Biden elected.
    It seems the reverse is true.