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Strange Daze: The Conservative Reset (2022 — ?) & The Blood Collages of John Bingley Garland (ca. 1850–60)


We Need To Stop Calling Ourselves Conservatives  Put bluntly, if conservatives want to save the country they are going to have to rebuild and in a sense re-found it, and that means getting used to the idea of wielding power, not despising it. Why? Because accommodation or compromise with the left is impossible. One need only consider the speed with which the discourse shifted on gay marriage, from assuring conservatives ahead of the 2015 Obergefell decision that gay Americans were only asking for toleration, to the never-ending persecution of Jack Phillips.

Dr. Strange Biden   It is a well-known aspect of regime psychology to project what they are doing or plotting onto some enemy of the regime. In 2016 we got the Russian collusion hoax in which Trump was accused of plotting with foreigners to rig the election. What we eventually learned is that it was the regime that was working with foreign intelligence services to not only rig the election but undermine the Trump administration. The opposite rule is an iron law of understanding regime behavior. . . .

Recent actions in the Ukraine make clear that the

Russian plan is to rely on conventional forces to finish off the Ukrainian army. Despite Covid-like narratives in Western media, the Ukrainians have not been winning. Their army has been slowly and methodically depleted. This next phase aimed at making it more difficult for Ukraine to function at all will be followed by fresh offensives. This time there will be a quarter million fresh Russian troops, rather than militias.


Another Bay Area House Party –   My theory is – you know how sometimes you hear a really catchy song, and it’s in your head for days?…. My theory is that this never really stops. You hear a catchy song, it runs in a loop in your brain, and even when you consciously forget about it, there are still some brain cells dedicated to looping it, all the time. Over time you learn more and more catchy songs, and more and more of your brain is devoted to looping them. By the time you reach 70 or 80, maybe half of your brain is playing jingles from old commercials again and again, and you don’t have that much left to think with.”

Nose Hair Extensions Are The Newest Beauty Craze and I Wish I Was Kidding

TX AG Calls For Prosecution Over Drag Queen’s Sexually Explicit Performance In Front Of Child   The event in question featured a drag performer singing “My p*ssy good, p*ssy sweet. P*ssy good enough to eat” and “F*ck me all night” in front of a young girl while flashing underwear at the audience and simulating a sex act. Adults in the crowd cheered and threw money at the performer while the child watched quietly.


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  • Anonymous October 23, 2022, 8:06 PM

    Crows do that, and they inform their corvid brotherhood about you and you’ll hear their alarm calls for generations thereafter.

    I was a marked man for years over one lucky shot with a .221 at 260 yards.

    -read about them- fascinating.

    • Anonymous October 23, 2022, 8:16 PM


      Is that Norman Chaney up there from Nashville?

    • hooodathunkit October 26, 2022, 7:43 PM

      Crows: really enjoy thinning them out. And yes, they’ll run away and collect their ‘posse’ buddies and come back; all hollering and cawing and crowing. That’s what you want. As long as they don’t see YOU, staying under brush cover, the gunfire and fellow crows falling from the sky doesn’t phase them at all.

      Just keep calling, they’ll keep piling on, and you keep dropping them.

  • OneGuy October 23, 2022, 8:13 PM

    One of those voodoo dolls looked just like Liz Truss. Coincidence? I think not.

  • Casey Klahn October 23, 2022, 10:12 PM

    And to think I clip those low hanging nose hairs…all this time it wuz beyooty.

    zman’s blog on Russia-Ukraine is so full of holes it needn’t even be addressed. If you believe half the shit he’s said in there, we need to have a long, long talk. I note that tonight I watched, by accident, a CBS report on NATO and US troops in Romania. They said so many brain-dead half truths, and gatewaypundit ran with the horseshit like it was news.

    The information and editorial battlespace is almost as interesting, right now, as the kinetics in this war. Here’s a rule for deciphering data-points about the war: if it makes no sense – yes. Then it is nonsense.

    We have zero crows here, nowadays. Because ravens are numerous, they’ve booted the crows down the road. Actually, the riparian habitat where I live is second to none for the breadth of species. I agree they have almost an internet for communicating what’s up, and they have a very close interest in you. The wild animals around here know me by name, and they know what I do and when I do it. The same with you: you have an audience of wildlife who want to know how to make a living inside of your errors.

    • Veeze October 24, 2022, 4:01 AM

      Pray tell me what is the truth about the war in Ukraine? For several months, I’ve had no idea who or what to believe.

      • Univ of Saigon 68 October 24, 2022, 5:48 AM

        I will second that, Veeze. On any given day I can read an article that explains, point by point, that Ukraine is going to win, and in fact, has ALREADY won, and then a second article stating, with iron clad logic, that Russia is just biding its time and is on the way to victory.

      • hooodathunkit October 26, 2022, 9:13 PM

        The truth? You’ll probably never know. Not unless you figure out how to read foreign newspapers and blogs; gobblety-guk German, French, Swedish stuff. It’s harder for Russian since Goggle blocks it.

        For that matter, do you have any idea what Putin has said, or been saying, over the last decade? If not, then why do you need to know ‘the truth’ now? Our betters have it covered, they’ll let you know what’s important. It’s been in the works for 15+ years, we’ve been assured it’s ‘good for America’ (like immigration), and even Trump was played to play his part.

        The background to the war’s been hashed over in English for the last 40 years, every detail. George Keenan, John Mearsheimer, Henry Kissinger, Stephen F. Cohen, William Cohen; proven experts. Jack F. Matlock; the final Ambassador to Soviet Russia for Presidents Reagan and Bush. Liberals and conservatives, even Karl Popper, all agree.

        That is, they all agreed what would start a war, but they were trying to prevent a war. Little did any of them suspect their advice would be turned upside-down to deliberately start a war. Experts but fools, outmatched by the smell of profits and graft from the MIC.

        Today’s Crisis Over Ukraine, a primer.

    • Casey Klahn October 24, 2022, 11:26 AM

      Veeze and US68, I am trying to ascertain some data about the war by gathering information and running it through my own skull, which has one sieve for the philosophy of war, and one sieve for bullshit. I do not listen to analysts, unless they are tippy-top in the field they are commenting on, and even then I run that through the parameters of logic and cross-check it with video evidence and the map. I ask myself questions, like: why did CBS say that the 101st Airborne training with Romanians is so that they can invade Ukraine and get into the fight? It makes no logical, military or political sense. It does sell clicks, though.
      Why did thegatewaypundit premise their article on the iron-clad “fact” that the US broke Nordstream2? I mean, you can believe that or not believe that, but if an article goes just on the premise that it is true, when they have no fucking clue that it is, then a big credibility gap opens up as far as the truth is concerned. File that under analysis, and then put a match to it.
      That’s logic, and add to it your own gut sense of things. It’s fine to mistrust the Western powers, but in my gut the idea of scuttling Germany’s winter heating fuel as a way to get Germany into the fight…you figure that one out.

      Now, add the philosophy of war, which is unchanging almost on a biblical level. By that I mean Clausewitz, and all the armies of the world who base their grand and theater strategies on him, is the product of actual wartime experience, and filtered through history, logic and experience. You do know that Clausewitz fought in wars on the front lines, right? Jomini, no. Biden: noooo…. pe. Anyway, apply that to this war and you have multiple divided axes of attack and troops essentially untrained and hamstrung by corruption (Russia). Then you see the map, discount all the analysts, watch actual footage of Russians sticking to the roads, and never dismounting their infantry, using helicopters in the front lines of a hot mid-intensity war, failing to gain armored initiatives and sacrificing their commando units on Kiev airfields at the same time…you begin to see a picture. I saw this picture ahead of time by watching the Russians in Syria: sending tanks into urban areas, never dismounting their infantry, and often stopping their armor and then taking withering anti-tank fire from sand chiggers screaming aluha akbarrr! Losing an entire armored battalion task force to Western air attack. Black smoke chugging out of their exhaust when ever they accelerate. I took note of that (and Georgia, and Chechnya, and Afghanistan) and my personal estimate going into the war was that Russia could lose it. Turns out I was correct and I’m trying to walk you through my thinking process.

      I am painfully aware that I’m speaking to a Vietnam vet, BTW. That’s why I use as much tact as possible – I don’t know war at the personal level, but I did matriculate in the higher army schools for strategy and tactics, and I took my studies to heart. I can read Clausewitz and watch raw video footage; I did read the Soviet Field Manuals and train to task for fighting a huge war with those c0ksuxers. That’s why I watch the videos of the combat in Ukraine and yell at the scree: that’s not what your book says to do, Ivan! They deviate from what is expected of a good army, and my assessment is that during the past several decades the Russian training money all went up some oligarchs nose, and to his OF girlfriends. Same goes for the generals.

      Now, you’re a nuclear forces Russian general, and over here you see Putin’s elite national guard commanding general on junkets to paradise islands with hookers and anti-war babes, and over here you see deep corruption in the regular forces, and then I suppose you wonder if maybe you should get some of that action, too? I have questioned Russia’s nuclear readiness, and then last week I read an article where their recent nuke test failed either mechanically or organizationally. 2 plus 2 equals..?

      I agree with both of you when you sense a deep level of gaslighting from all sides. It is the mode of the day now. We are being gaslit like mother fuckers/ just look at the 2020 election and the Covids. Keep an ear to the ground and think things through for yourself.

      Did I exhibit a lot of prejudice in my comment? Some, but I shat on both sides. try to think dispassionately to the best of your abilities.

      Out here.

  • BillH October 24, 2022, 9:13 AM

    Used to fly over Foz do Iguacu (as the enroute chart called them) every couple of months on an embassy servicing trip we called the Andes Run. In a DC-6, you’re right down among ’em and if a newbie was onboard and the sky was blue, we would circle the falls once or twice so they could get a good look. (No radar and few other airplanes aloft in those days.)

  • pfsm October 24, 2022, 10:33 AM

    I remember reading a piece about crows…they’re fascinating. One lady who had a place in the country started feeding them; when she died they had the memorial service at her place and the crows came to the funeral.
    There was a period of several months when our place was a morning and evening hangout for crows. We have a scattering of tall Douglas firs in a mostly open area, and the crows would fly in from the northwest just after dawn and hang out in the trees, flying around, chattering with each other, making dozens of different sounds that I didn’t know crows could make. Then after 15-20 minutes they’d start flying off to the southeast, and they’d all be gone in five minutes. Not long before sunset they’d show up again from the southeast and do a repeat performance, flying off after 15-20 minutes to join lots of other crows we could see in the distance, flying north to northwest. Many times we’d go outside and watch during crow time. Then one day it stopped…I suppose they moved their roosting spot.