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Strange Daze: Sitting on a Powder Keg

THE POWDER KEG Word Around the Net: THE GREAT CIVIL RIGHTS DESERT The thing that governments and citizens of the USA are very well served to remember is that people are going along with this not out of obedience or fear of the government. American people are not obeying or bowing to their authorities.

Suddenly, Neither Liberty nor Civilization Is Assured  Once again it is about survival. Survival of the fittest.

Sense of Events: Fascism, the American Left and the coming Amstapo Authoritarian and totalitarian governments have always relied on ordinary people finking out their neighbors. And today’s Democrat politicians are no different:L.A. Mayor Wants ‘Snitches’ to Rat Out Their Neighbors… All for a ‘Reward’

One Thing Of Which We Can Be Certain; When Given A Range Of Options, California Always Chooses The Worst One Crime running rampant? Decriminalize many things so there are fewer criminals! Some unknown fish is threatened? Destroy the most productive agricultural area on earth. Housing getting expensive? Make it almost impossible to build anything quickly through a maze of regulations and restrictions, so housing becomes even more expensive!

Flevit super illam : Essays in Idleness The season of death and resurrection is upon us. It has come, from Bethany. That donkey and that colt — they have now entered Jerusalem Town. Oddly, they carry Christ.

The store has started refusing the grimy canvas sacks the anointed have been using to display their love of Gaia. It turns out that the nation’s octogenarians are more important than climate change. It also means these dingbat moralizers will have to find a new way to display their virtue. Perhaps they should wear masks.

Privacy concerns are likely to be swept aside by the understandable fear of disease.As a fictional CIA agent explained to an idealist, people in distress will let government do anything to make the problem go away. “Ask ’em when they’re running out. Ask ’em when there’s no heat in their homes and they’re cold. Ask ’em when their engines stop. Ask ’em when people who have never known hunger start going hungry. You wanna know something? They won’t want us to ask ’em.”

Residents are now officially encouraged to inform on each other. “Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said this week that ‘snitches’ in his city will get “rewards” if they tattle on neighbors who could be violating the stay-at-home order put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.”

Liberty’s Torch: Notes From A Peninsula There is, however, a strong sense that patience is wearing thin. We want normality back. (NB: “Normalcy” is not a word. Would you say “cordialcy,” “legalcy,” or “frugalcy?” The answer had better be “Hell, no!”) Most Long Islanders have the sort of job that requires personal travel to and from a workplace. As with the rest of the country, nearly all such enterprise is in a state of suspended animation. At this point we must hope it can eventually be revived…and the longer we must wait, the slimmer that hope will become.

My Evacuation from South Africa to Germany  Some 25,000 Americans have been repatriated from over 50 countries in the wake of the global outbreak. The repatriation task force set up by the U.S. State Department aims to bring home another 9,000 U.S. national in the coming weeks, the USA Today reported recently. The U.S. aims to bring all Americans home, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured.

Sultan Knish: Identity Politics Lied. New Yorkers Died New York City’s politicized government had inhabited its own bubble in which filling the streets with criminals, protecting terrorists and illegal aliens, or encouraging unsafe sex, was ideologically correct. And the casualties of this ideological destruction, whether bicycling tourists in Manhattan, young gay men, or young women in Central Park, were easy enough to bury in press releases full of Newspeak.

Corona Meltdowns – American Greatness Nancy Pelosi: Gone are the mythologies that Nancy Pelosi was a pragmatic liberal voice of reason among the otherwise polarizing American Left, honed after years of paying her dues to the Democratic Party, as the mother of five dutifully ascended the party’s cursus honorum.

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  • OneGuy April 6, 2020, 3:31 PM

    Imagine how many Chinese spies and worse are in the U.S. right now. The intend to harm us; they intend to destroy us. We have been stupid in our dealings with China. I doubt we can fix this or correctly I doubt we have the will to fix this. I suspect they will in the end win the game.

  • Vanderleun April 6, 2020, 6:00 PM

    No they will not.

  • Casey Klahn April 6, 2020, 7:51 PM

    Is there a Fifth Column of China men in the US? To be sure.

    I agree with our esteemed author: we won’t lose to China in any cold or hot conflict. But Oh My Fucking Shit our navy command, civilian and military, look dismal today. Let me put a point on it: former aviator (ahem) and acting navy sec. Modly today soiled himself publicly by making rude comments about the fired cmdr of the USS Roosevelt. POTUS will step in and unFuck this cluster, but IMEO the US Navy needs a barium enema and quickly. Like yesterday.

    The hon. Rev. Don Sensing asks an astute question in the mayor of LA acting like a nazi story. Did Mayor Garcetti know his snitching policy vis. the lockdown is reminiscent of nazi policies? If he did not, it figures. Libs seem retarded in their knowledge of history especially when it comes to good vs tyranny. If he didn’t, then he is a morally corrupt and ignorant imbecile. Either way, here is your elected officialdom in full spaz mode.

    I’m in charge of my own security now. I don’t own any capitol ships or fast-mover jets, though. Damn it.

  • Gnawbone Jack April 7, 2020, 2:50 AM

    If I had a rocket launcher…

  • Vanderleun April 7, 2020, 7:40 AM

    My choice. Flamethrower.

  • Casey Klahn April 7, 2020, 8:24 AM

    I was making hopefully the last drive to Costco about 3 days ago, and my son cried out “Holy # that guy has a trebuchet!” Good to see Spokanites with siege engines; warms my heart.

    My crew served weapon of choice is a mortar. And a palette or two of ammo. I can do every job in the mortar platoon myself, so I need few buddies if none are available.

    Random thoughts. People keep asking me why I don’t have an AR. My answer is that I hate the MFer. And besides, if I ever absolutely do need one, there will be plenty of them lying around on the ground to pick up.

  • Old Surfer April 7, 2020, 10:19 AM

    ” I doubt we can fix this or correctly I doubt we have the will to fix this. I suspect they will in the end win the game.”
    Bill Whittle puts paid to this bullshit in today’s tubecast seen above. Fuck the Chinese, fuck the Chingflu!

  • James ONeil April 7, 2020, 10:33 AM

    I looked up & the sky’s still there, looking down and around I see we’re still ass deep in alligators.

    Thinking back, many of my pleasantest youthful memories include time spent wandering in the Florida Glades and swamps like the Okefenokee, later time spent up here on top of the world slogging through the tundra.

    Interesting times, might as well enjoy them but leave your boots outside on the stoop when you come in the house.