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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.

Students call ISU’s woke orientation materials ‘propaganda,’ ‘indoctrination’

Chinese president vows to ‘adjust excessive incomes’ of super rich 

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?


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.

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?

Never Yet Melted サ Trump Banned from Twitter; Taliban Spokesman Can Tweet Away

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].”

Lehi High School teacher FIRED for comments in classroom

“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.

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  • Lance de Boyle August 19, 2021, 4:17 PM

    We are WAAYYY past pieing them in the face. At the VERY least, a hard double palm to the ears followed by brass knuckles to the teeth.
    “How you like talking about dicks with little kids now?”

  • gwbnyc August 19, 2021, 5:40 PM

    1) never had a teacher who talked like that. foul-mouthed.

    2) or dressed like that. she’s slovenly.

    me: vulgar and slovenly is no way to go through life, pig.

  • Auntie Analogue August 19, 2021, 6:16 PM

    “‘Since when did the American Left become so pro-tyranny, and how’d that even happen?'”

    Here you go, from Joan Didion’s 1967 essay “Slouching Towards Bethlehem”; italics in original:

    Anybody who thinks this [the then-emerging counterculture] is about drugs has his head in a bag. It’s a social movement, quintessentially romantic, the kind that recurs in times of real social crisis. The themes are always the same. A return to innocence. The invocation of an earlier authority and control. The mysteries of the blood. An itch for the transcendental, for purification. Right there you’ve got the ways that romanticism historically ends up in trouble, lends itself to authoritarianism. When the direction appears. How long do you think it will take for that to happen? is a question a San Francisco psychiatrist asked me.”

  • ghostsniper August 19, 2021, 6:53 PM

    A whole buncha heads prolly need to be ‘sploded.
    Don’t know how things got this way but it certainly cannot continue.
    Something BIG is gonna break. Soon.

  • Dirk August 19, 2021, 7:00 PM

    While at first glance, Vietnam and what’s happening in Afghanistan appear similar. Not even close!

    This is a world altering different.

    End of the day, We The People won’t do shit. We’ll the blog daddies with talk even louder even more bravado.


  • Mike Anderson August 20, 2021, 3:37 AM

    One look at the Vessel, and all I could think was “Jump! Jump!” But then, I often have thoughts of suicide, if only for other people.

  • Jack August 20, 2021, 6:42 AM

    Damn, what a way to start a morning.

  • ghostsniper August 20, 2021, 7:30 AM

    Just as there is no such thing as bullet proof glass there is no such thing as suicide prevention. All that either one can do is resist. They should instead create ways to make the clean up easier.

  • Casey Klahn August 20, 2021, 7:36 AM

    Until you can think in the abstract, I don’t know how you can even sort this shit out.

    Look at this shitshow now! Your government is intentionally and glitteringly chaotic. The California recall ballots all show the votes on the outside of the envelope. We went from criminally corrupt elections to comedically and mind-blowingly inane. I’d like to hear the judges in court when those fucked up ballots are argued for. “I’m not going to overturn a whole election”. Judge, how do you even get dressed in the morning?

    Let’s see. Drop the rest of the 82nd airborne, and 3 battalions of Rangers into Kabul airport. The Taliban are in the open! For X’s sake, start mowing them down. Only good would come of that. Arm some of the second line of refugees and when the Taliban start caning them, fukn shove bigger ones up their asses. Get the remaining ANA SF to grab every car and truck in Kabul, and start driving the refugees into a safe zone. Away from the airport. Turn streets into airstrips. Now, an armored division goes in. If you can’t rescue the remaining Americans, Brits and sundry allies, what in God’s name do you hold an office for?

    Close the pocket slowly, and trap Taliban forces in kill sacks. Then, you’ll know what to do.

    I can tell Biden and his government are either given up, or intentionally destroying American credibility in grand fashion. The answer to which one is the important question I’d like answered.

    These are dangerous times. Keep your powder dry.

  • James ONeil August 20, 2021, 11:33 AM

    You gotta grant Lincoln went through a lot of generals to get the job done.

    Alas Sleazy Joe’s handlers will stick with and depend on Thoroughly Mauldin Milley.

  • Dirk August 20, 2021, 3:20 PM

    Can’t vote em out, cuz they cheat, can’t beat em up, cuz the popo will stop you. I know let’s protest in DC, that’ll show em. Let’s have the guys with blogs talk even louder and tougher with sage advise their hardly qualified to whisper, much less yell.

    I say again;,,,,,,,,,,, Not A Mother FU-KING things going to change. “Since the fella’s don’t like it when I mention WE,” I’ll use,,, You.

    “You “don’t have the balls, the discipline, the resolve, the gumption, the wherewithal, the drive, the skills, the ability, to do what needs done. Did someone mention ain’t shit going to change.

    Pretty certain we’ll all be speaking mandarin/ Russian/ Mexican before long. The only language we ALL seem to understand is when someone talks shit

    Did I mention in include myself in the cowards column above.


  • Casey Klahn August 20, 2021, 6:45 PM

    Dirk, you could ruin a wet nightmare.

  • ghostsniper August 20, 2021, 7:27 PM

    As the drill sgt said, “He could fuck up a wet dream.”
    Probably the best scenario is for the top to come off and the rest to topple, financially speaking.
    Then it’s every person for himself.
    Probably 100mil will falter, mostly urban, in the first 6 months.
    Then, another 100mil over the next year.
    After 2 years it will level off.
    The burn off will be glorious.

  • Dirk August 21, 2021, 7:18 AM

    Sorry KC I’ve never had the ability of being subtle,,,, always called it like I’ve seen it. Been fortunate to NOT been watching the dog and pony show on TV. Last night I was seated at dinner with friends, the news Newsmax wide open on the tube.

    A very small dose of the ramblings of Any TV news programs tends to set me off. Lies dam lies and propaganda. At some level it triggers me. While I’ll never physically talk about it, for some insane reason I scream it out in written word.

    Ill try to be nicer in the future, not my place to point out the obvious, besides non of us want to be reminded that we’re all fucking cowards, makes for a Kodak moment, kinda like looking at a pic, to remind us of who we once were.

    Have a good one.I’m working on it.


  • EX-Californian Pete August 21, 2021, 10:54 AM

    Glad to read that the hateful, ignorant slut was fired.
    To me, anyone like her who is grossly obese and yet preaching to people that she’s “concerned about people’s health” is about as hypocritical as it gets- and with obvious, irrefutable, VISUAL evidence of that hypocrisy. It’s like a heroin addict lecturing a crackhead on drug abuse.

    I can’t understand why the Libtards are treating the Covid/Common Flu WAY, WAY worse than they have the AIDS virus that has killed over 15 million people.
    Is it because they love them some sicko sodomite disease spreaders, but hate ordinary Americans?
    As PROOF- Jerry Brown passed a law that changed the penalty for WILLFULLY and KNOWINGLY spreading the AIDS virus- from “ATTEMPTED MURDER” to a MISDEMEANOR in Commiefornia.