Life is better when Trump is President. The world is safer, our nation is more prosperous, and frankly things are just more entertaining. Even you liberals who hate him, his presence gives you purpose.
— Eric Matheny 🎙 (@EricMMatheny) August 18, 2021
Fire military and intelligence bigs who bungled Afghanistan — now Our society is run by a technocratic-managerial class that never pays a price for failure. Democracy is a glossy finish over an unelected administrative state that isn’t really accountable to anyone and measures success or failure in terms of budgets, p.r. and power, not results. The excuse for this is that the experts at the top are good at what they do, and ordinary Americans would make a hash of things if they had too much say. That excuse, however, has now been decisively buried in Afghanistan’s harsh soil.
Brace for Impact | Kunstler The regime is trying to soften up the public for mandatory vaxes now, using its propaganda arms to turn up the volume on pandemic fear and new variants, using phony statistics and threats to turn the unvaxed into social pariahs, including schoolchildren. The regime is playing with nitroglycerine there. How desperate and crazy are they, really? Is something wicked coming their way? I think so, and I think they know it’s so, and I think they have just about run out of tricks for avoiding it. A crack in the edifice of tyrannical coercion materialized a few days ago when SecDef Lloyd Austin declared his intention to vax-up the whole military. General David Berger, Commandant of the US Marine Corps, briskly told the SecDef, in effect, to take a flying fuck at a rolling donut. What do you make of that?
— ️⤵𝑫𝑶𝑪𝑻𝑶𝑹r 𝑵𝑶 𝑺𝑻𝑬𝑷 (@tinfoilmask) August 15, 2021
This week in Biden world.
How it started: How it’s going: pic.twitter.com/oUDVxJkDFg
— The Reckoning 💥 (@sethjlevy) August 15, 2021
Afghanistan : Essays in Idleness After twenty years, less a few weeks, the United States (and allies) have once again established their incoherence in battle. The “war in Afghanistan” took twenty years, if it ends in our defeat; could have taken less than two, to end in our victory. A coherent strategy would have ended in victory in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the intimidation of any potential enemies in the entire “Middle East.” This result was almost available to the George Bush regime, but was sacrificed to maintain several childish illusions about democracy and the rule-of-law, where neither had ever existed.
Foreign wars, against barbaric savages, can be fought and won. Publicity should be avoided, as it has been in all successful encounters of this sort, throughout history. We cannot afford to “pull punches.”
It is a myth that Afghans were unwilling to accommodate Western ways of life, or that Muslim fanatics cannot be defeated. The former, like most men, can be governed by fear; and the latter through annihilation.
🚨Graphic Footage: An employee at a Los Angeles shoe store was fatally shot in broad daylight over a pair of sneakers.
This is Newsom’s California. pic.twitter.com/tuTTJRzfel
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) August 12, 2021
Covid broke people’s brains pic.twitter.com/SRpbWUso1D
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) August 12, 2021
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) August 13, 2021
These are the people you entrust your 2 year old with pic.twitter.com/49Q0lqEv7T
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) August 16, 2021
Strange Days Ahead | Sometimes, Vlad Lenin observed, events take decades, and sometimes years happen in weeks. This looks like one of those times for the USA. Heads will soon be spinning like the little girl’s in The Exorcist, releasing a pea-soup spewage of shocking revelation. The old narratives will fall apart before our eyes. Minds will have to get right. Prepare for a whole lot of strange days rolling out.
Since when did the American Left become so pro-tyranny, and how’d that even happen? I have friends and relatives — I’m sure you do, too — who knocked themselves out in the 1960s protesting against the war, the government, the FBI, and the CIA… who fought in the streets for free speech and raged against official propaganda — and today they can’t get enough of coercing, punishing, brain-washing, and cancelling their fellow citizens. They’re going so far now as to engineer their vicious narrative to brand their opponents as “domestic terrorists.” Think that’s going to work?
Don Surber: What about the Mexican girls? What about the Afghan boys? Her threats are ridiculous. The Taliban just pantsed her and her party of socialist nobodies. They own our guns and military equipment in Afghanistan. All our bases now belong to them. What is Pelosi going to do to the Taliban now? Impeach them? Backclap? Rip up transcripts of their speeches?
Dead white man’s clothes: How fast fashion is turning parts of Ghana into toxic landfill – As night falls in Kantamanto Market, alleys full of unsaleable clothing are swept up into giant hessian sacks, ready for collection. Every dawn, garbagemen haul them into a derelict truck that groans under the weight, threatening to spill its awful load. About 6 million garments leave Kantamanto Market every week as waste. “Close to 40 per cent of whatever shipments that are coming on a daily basis ends up to be complete chaff of no value,” said Accra’s waste manager, Solomon Noi. “We have become the dumping ground for textile waste that is produced from Europe, from the Americas and [elsewhere].”
BREAKING: One of the top supplement companies in the world REDCON1 https://t.co/VJDAHWkGu3, slams @Schwarzenegger for his anti-American comments, and pulls their support for his @arnoldclassic world wide. #ScrewYourFreedoms pic.twitter.com/53iH7wQvLb
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) August 17, 2021
“You can believe what you want to believe, but keep it quiet in here because I’m probably going to make fun of you. If you’re a homophobe, get the hell out. Because I’m the GSA faculty advisor, I love gay people, all the LGBTQIA mother [expletive]. If you don’t like it get out. If I hear you say a damn word against any of them I will open a can and I will make your life a living hell. If you give shiz to any LGBTQ kid in the school, I will hear about it and you will be in trouble.”
Lessons from the Vessel: Designing cities to prevent suicide But the truth is that the four deaths may well have been prevented without compromising on the Vessel’s design. In fact, design can be part of the solution to prevent suicides in public spaces. Based on past examples, suicide prevention needn’t be an eyesore. It can be done in a way that is functional, elegant, and doesn’t instill fear. It can even enhance the overall aesthetic experience.