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Strange Daze: Bubonic Chipmunks Edtion

Chipmunks in California test positive for plague, parts of Lake Tahoe closed    

Carlyle, in 1850: The State, left to shape itself by dim pedantries and traditions, without distinctness of conviction, or purpose beyond that of helping itself over the difficulty of the hour has become, instead of a luminous vitality permeating with its light all provinces of our affairs, a most monstrous agglomerate of inanities, as little adapted for the actual wants of a modern community as the worst citizen need wish. The thing it is doing is by no means the thing we want to have done.

“In the Land of Fear, where the Bureaucrats lie,
One Virus to rule them all, One Virus to blind them,
One Virus to mask them all, and in restrictions, bind them.”

After the Fall – by Peter Savodnik –  Our elites’ dereliction of duty, their forgetting — about who they were supposed to be and, just as important, what America was supposed to be — is mostly to blame for the ocean of inanity that has engulfed us. The multiplying stupidities. The mythologies we promulgate online unironically or strategically. The preeners. The pronoun displayers. The opportunists. Michael Moore with his mindless Instagram post about everyone having their own Taliban. A genuine elite would know enough, be strong enough, to say: enough. To say: no. To say: that is nonsense.

How I Murdered The Weekly Standard – by Emerald Robinson Indeed, a wipeout is exactly what conservatives who betrayed the conservative movement during the Trump Era deserved and they all bit the dust: Kristol, Hayes, Goldberg, French, Frum, Sykes, Sabato, Charen, Ponnuru, Gerson, Noonan, Meachum, Boot, Brooks, Lowry, Scarborough, Stephens, Erickson and Rubin. It sounds like a list of demented reindeer. Their stockings will always be stuffed now with coal.

Invisible flesh-eating mites terrorize DC residents

The meaning of Afghanistan – by Curtis Yarvin – “National security” is a euphemism for “world domination,” the belief being that our nation cannot be secured against Nazis, al-Qaeda, etc, except by dominating the world. Or rather, “providing global leadership.” If any spot on the map be left unled, it seems, Nazis and al-Qaeda may concentrate there—plotting, breeding, etc.

75 years ago this made… a certain amount of sense? And it’s always great to embed an assumption in a label—though this is why, when we realized that America’s enemies could just get tourist visas and invade us by United, we realized we needed another word—which is how we wound up with “homeland security”—or, in the original German, Heimatsicherheit. The whole establishment is—a tragic, hilarious and shambolic mess.



At least bringing the Stone Age peasants here defeats one objection of the forever-war crowd. They claim that because of our withdrawal, Afghanistan will become a training ground for terrorists. No worries on that count. With 100,000 “translators,” each of their four wives, 14 children, and innumerable uncles and cousins all coming here, Al Qaeda’s next training ground will be America.

Pinkerton: What Would Reagan Do? Five Lessons the Gipper Could Teach Biden After Afghanistan Debacle Reagan was always the realist. Going back to his days running the Screen Actors Guild, he had to be good at judging people. And we can see that in that gracious and optimistic quote from three decades ago that he wasn’t talking about everyone. And not specifically about Joe Biden, who was a spectacular opponent of Reagan on many key matters, foreign and domestic. Indeed, Reagan took notice of Biden in his diary entry, dated June 15, 1987: ”He’s smooth but pure demagogue–out to save America from the Reagan doctrine.”

Tired Of Being President, Biden Hangs ‘Trump Won’ Sign Out Of White House Window | Explaining his decision to reporters, he said: “I’m not sure why I really wanted to do this thing to begin with. I guess I thought it would be fun, but it’s not fun at all. It’s just a bunch of malarkey. You people ain’t cool. Just askin’ me questions and getting all in my business all the time! What’s that about, anyway? Has anyone seen the remote control? I’m behind on my Matlock episodes.” Biden then picked up a piece of toast and pointed it at the TV. “Darn thing doesn’t work!”

Smoke – by Curtis Yarvin

It has unnaturally aged me.
And old men are all pyros,
Impatient with a rotted world.
Senility makes it easy to see
The worm in every tree—
The reason it needed to burn.
What even is wood, but smoke
Begging to be set free?
The air smells good—the smoke
Of sacred sacrifice; of the ram
That was offered and delivered—
What God burns was meant
From the morning it was born to burn.

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  • PA Cat August 24, 2021, 12:23 PM

    Let’s not leave out the Murder Hornets, reviewed here by Ozzy Man: vid includes a Washington State entomologist with the wonderful name of Chris Looney as well as the observation that Australia follows the U.S. in things to worry about: “It’s called trickle-down fear.”

    Maybe that explains the Aussies’ present police-state approach to COVID-19.

  • Richard August 24, 2021, 1:38 PM

    With the approval of the Clot Shot from FDA., Inc., LL C and the pending unceasing full court press of us non-vaxxed murderers, I was very much in need of a feel-good story. The link regarding the destroyed Weekly Standard and myriad related phony conservatives helped to lighten my mood considerably. May the purge continue and go very deep.

  • jwm August 24, 2021, 2:07 PM

    Invisible flesh eating mites!
    Those are the worst kind.
    I much prefer the visible vegetable eating mites.
    They don’t do that tormentin’ thang.


  • EX-California Pete August 24, 2021, 3:08 PM

    To all California residents;
    If you see these chipmunks, kill them immediately-

    Even more dangerous is this particular group of chipmunks-
    Shoot them multiple times, followed by complete incineration to be sure.
    They are especially dangerous, as they have somehow morphed from 1960’s adorable, entertaining little chipmunks into ‘gangsta rapper’ types.

  • LP August 24, 2021, 4:19 PM

    Thousands of protestors in Melbourne. Thank goodness!!
    “After the Fall” It’s terrible. I’m going to find and link my comments from 9/11 a few years ago.

  • LP August 24, 2021, 4:33 PM

    My comments below, are from a couple of 9/11’s ago. It seems even less likely now that things will be well for the generation, born innocently and so full of hope. How have we lost all the incredible advantages that we had as a country in so short a time?

    I was in my home town on the day before 9/11 for my grandmother’s funeral. Construction was going on and downtown was vacated. We were a large crowd walking to the church along an empty street. I regretted not having my camera with me as I watched the silhouette of my children hopping along the sidewalk in a small parade on the way their great-grandmothers funeral, they were young and so full of life. The next day was a perfect sunny day and disaster struck 25 miles away in NYC, the world seemed to come to an end. I hoped that everything would change then, so we’d be safe, and we would never forget. But nothing changed. Everything went almost right back to normal. I was surprised. But in the time since then I’ve changed my mind. Maybe normal is a good thing. If we can just keep normal for those little great grandchildren to grow up and have the incredible advantages that we’ve enjoyed in the USA, that’s all I’m hoping for. That’s all I’m hoping for.

    • ontoiran August 24, 2021, 8:51 PM

      can you name something that is “normal”? when has life been “safe”?

      • LP August 25, 2021, 4:30 AM

        ontoiran, never in the history of the world has life been safe, but for a little while there, for the years during the second half of the 20th century, there was more well-being and opportunity than ever before. I hope we don’t throw the US away

  • gwbnyc August 24, 2021, 8:11 PM
  • Vanderleun August 25, 2021, 9:56 AM

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    • Vanderleun August 25, 2021, 10:06 AM

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  • EX-Californian Pete August 25, 2021, 10:40 AM

    Since my last post above was in jest, here’s a more serious one.

    As median home prices in Commiefornia skyrocket, (now to almost $800K) and the “exceptional drought” seems to be worsening, the short and long term outlook is getting pretty bleak for the state.
    Higher home prices mean even more homelessness (or more “campers” as Libtards call them) happening in steadily increasing numbers.
    And Newsom just invited the world’s homeless to move to CA! https://news.yahoo.com/gavin-newsom-invites-worlds-homeless-110000209.html


    Understand that this “exceptional drought” didn’t just suddenly happen- it’s been worsening for years, but mostly ignored by the Media and politicians- if not completely swept under the rug. Also swept under the rug is fact that western states have been involved in water disputes for years, and that it’s inevitably going to become an outright “water war.”

    Many “experts” and sources have predicted that the mega-drought will last a long, long time or even be “permanent.” I tend to be pretty skeptic of most predictions, but who knows?

    The good news is that you can sell your house for huge bucks- within a couple days of listing it, and have plenty of bucks to move to a red state with a lower cost of living, zero wildfires, and plenty of water.
    Unless, of course, you’re a Libtard, then you should absolutely STAY in Commiefornia, so as not to look like a complete hypocrite.

  • Aggie August 25, 2021, 12:55 PM

    “Receive the gifts of fortune without pride, and part with them without reluctance.”

    – Marcus Aurelius