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Strange Daze: Where the sidewalk ends and the stupid burns.

At some point our mind goes “It can’t be that ridiculous” and we start treating completely insane claims as though they made ANY sense. Or at least normal people do. It’s time not to let it.

It’s time to get out there and mock, mock, mock. We have our work cut out for us. BUT it must be done. Because when things get that ridiculous, mass death is just around the corner.

Evil is stupid. Invincibly stupid. So stupid that humans, normal humans, have trouble PROCESSING it.

But the stupid must be shown and mocked. If we are to save civilization.

Laugh them off the stage. It’s now or never.

It’s hard to remember a time where normal people lived normal lives, unmolested by perverts, deviants, and demons of every imaginable variety.    Post-War America has been steadily unraveling, each binding on its mummified corpse unleashing a new pestilence. From the chaotic hedonism or hyperchastity of the cult, to the Golden Age of Serial Murder’s unparalleled egoism, to the nihilistic infanticide of the mass shooter, American decline has followed an identifiable pattern of horror. Liberalism, the noble annihilator, has hollowed out every institution, every binding force, every social failsafe and backstop, and its agents feign surprise when the liberating infanticide it promotes is taken to its next logical step.

The cultists died, reintegrated, or were swept into liberalism’s institutionalized abnormality. Serial killers were hunted down and pushed into the recesses of human society, and as abuse turned to neglect, psychopaths turned to psychotics. School shooters, the cybernaut celebrities of contemporary antisociality, have staked their claim to terror and annihilation. Each of these periods would have been incomprehensible to the generation immediately preceding it, before they happened. Ever-more depraved incentive structures and violent anti-socialites lurk just out of view.

On Flight Decks. — When boarding a commercial flight, passengers often get the chance to peer into an open flight deck to see the pilots running through pre-flight checklists. The flight deck (more commonly known as the cockpit) is about as cramped as a typical walk-in closet. Inside this tiny control room are two pilot seats, one or more jump seats, and short walkways much narrower than the aisles in the passenger cabin. Within arm’s reach of each pilot is a dazzling array of switches, levers, buttons, and screens – hundreds of user interface elements, packed tightly together with only the tiniest of labels.

The Chilling Story Behind the Skeletons in Benjamin Franklin’s Basement In 1998, a team of renovators working on restoring the former Franklin abode uncovered over 1,200 human bones in the basement of the house. The renovators and conservationists were stunned, and the bones were quickly analyzed. Scientists deduced that the bones did date from Franklin’s day, and that of the dozen-plus bodies that were found, six of them were children’s.

Memes are information objects that are in some sense alive, able to morph and become sufficiently viral to take over a host and produce copies of itself from its resources. Just as melodies can reproduce so can perversion. Such a thing would act like Barron’s demon, turning “seminaries into ‘cesspits’” or converting ancient universities into foundries of civilizational destruction as the case may be. Working on the hypothesis that the liberal project was temporarily stymied by a random rogue fad, the social media companies took energetic steps to both contain it and prevent it from going viral. This was accomplished by suspending accounts, censoring “hate speech” and algorithmically shadow banning ideas whose replication they wanted to prevent. This would theoretically limit the hostile ideas to a backwater where they would stagnate, wither and die. Theoretically.

“The infantryman hates shells more than anything else,” Bill Mauldin wrote about the front lines in Italy. His phrasing makes it sound like the men were expressing an aesthetic preference, like a choice among distasteful rations. But “shells” weren’t a few rounds of artillery floating in at odd intervals. They were deafening, unrelenting, maddening, terrifying. One fortified American position in the Pacific recorded being hit in a single day by 16,000 shells. In the middle of an artillery barrage hardened veterans would hug each other and sob helplessly. Men caught in a direct hit were unraveled by the blast, blown apart into shards of flying skeleton that would maim or kill anyone nearby. Afterward the survivors would sometimes discover one of their buddies so badly mangled they couldn’t understand how he could still be breathing; all they could do was give him the largest dose of morphine they dared and write an “M” for “morphine” on his forehead in his own blood, so that nobody else who found him would give him a second, fatal dose. (One soldier marked with that “M” was Bob Dole, wounded in Italy in 1945; he wasn’t released from the hospital until 1948.) Commanders came to prefer leading green troops into combat, because the veterans were far more scared. They knew what was coming.

Putin: “The situation in Ukraine shows that the United States is trying to prolong this conflict. They also act by inflaming the potential for conflict in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Recently, the United States deliberately tried to add fuel to the fire and shake up the situation in the Asia-Pacific region. The American adventure against Taiwan is not just a trip of an individual irresponsible politician, but part of a conscious strategy of the United States to cause chaos and destabilize the situation in the region and the world, a brazen demonstration of disrespect for the sovereignty of other countries and their international obligations. We see this as a carefully planned provocation. It is obvious that with the help of such actions, Western globalist elites are also trying to divert the attention of their own citizens from acute socio-economic problems – falling living standards, unemployment, poverty, deindustrialization. To shift their own failures to other countries – to Russia, to China, which are building a sovereign policy, not obeying the dictates of supranational elites.”

U.S. Consulate Warns Citizens to Avoid Tijuana as Fires, Roadblocks Reported Throughout Baja – Hundreds of Mexican soldiers were sent to Ciudad Juarez Friday while violence sparked in the border town near Texas may be linked to a series of incidents in Tijuana and the surrounding area. The situation began in Ciudad Juarez with a prison face-off between members of two rival cartels, which caused a riot and shootouts that left 11 people dead, most of them civilians, authorities said. The violence then apparently moved west. The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana warned American citizens late Friday to avoid the area, while acknowledging that officials are “aware of reports of multiple vehicle fires, roadblocks, and heavy police activity in Tijuana, Mexicali, Rosarito, Ensenada and Tecate.

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  • ghostsniper August 19, 2022, 9:40 AM

    Term of the Year (from Zero Hedge):
    “Tiptoeing around each other’s feelings.”

  • sharksauce August 19, 2022, 10:11 AM

    My goodness that Obama fellow is a fine actor. He’s really mesmerizing.

    Take those teleprompters away and ask him to speak extemporaneously — he’s a nothing. I’ve seen it in person and it’s actually disheartening.

  • Dan Patterson August 19, 2022, 12:11 PM

    There is a limit to the shit I will accept as good enough, close enough, and true enough.
    No, and everyone with an adult brain understands none of those “enoughs” is satisfactory. Mencken was completely accurate with his proclamation.

    “Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats”

  • Casey Klahn August 19, 2022, 2:30 PM

    Mr Obama can go straight to hell with his LARP-ass bullshit. What he doesn’t know is I figured him out long ago, and his revolutionary tactics.

    Who wrote the Bill Mauldin quote and other text? Sorry, I did not see it. Was it Manchester? It is curious, isn’t it, that the word “art” is in “artillery”. It feels. It disabuses the recipients of their behavior. It wins wars, when combined with a rifleman and a tanker who roll in and declare ownership of terrain that’s been hammered by shelling. Air power is just sort of direct fire artillery, but it lacks the elegance of an artillery battle.

    Bill Mauldin and Bob Dole were there where my dad was, and yes artillery is a bitch. My dad was an artilleryman, and he took as well as he gave. Artillery is the King of Battle, and as formidable as any other god-king that ever walked the earth. The US has been great at artillery systems, but right now we rather lack the edge with it. Maybe blame that gayass fukr who played football with Admiral Levin. I mean, seriously.

    Chris Farley in a van Gogh. Hmmm. I see him in an Edvard Munch (Scream).

    Airport fag gets cold cocked. Might be among my fave vid shorts of the year.

    • PA Cat August 19, 2022, 2:55 PM

      Casey, you might be interested in an admittedly long article (with lots of illustrations) on Napoleon’s Guard Artillery: as you probably know, he referred to his 12-pounders as his “beautiful daughters.”


      We had one president within living memory who had been a captain of artillery in WWI– Harry Truman (the only president who was a veteran of that particular war).


      Another fun fact: the Camp Coëtquidan in Brittany where Truman’s battery was sent for advanced training in the summer of 1918 is the present home of the French West Point, l’École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr. Saint-Cyr was founded by Napoleon in May 1802– two months after Thomas Jefferson signed off on the establishment of West Point. One of those odd coincidences of military history.

      • PA Cat August 19, 2022, 3:16 PM

        Casey– Since you asked about the Bill Mauldin quote and the description of the effects of artillery on infantrymen– it’s from the Lee Sandlin essay (“Losing the War”) that Gerard excerpted a few days ago. Here’s a direct link to the full essay: http://www.leesandlin.com/articles/LosingTheWar.htm

        • Casey Klahn August 19, 2022, 3:58 PM

          Thank you; I still need to finish that article. Interesting that West Point predates the French equivalent, however they must’ve had a school prior to that. I know that in Clausewitz’s day, the armies of Europe trained their officer corps professionally, but I’m not sure how consolidated that training was.

          I looked at your Napoleon link; interesting that he could take the artillery with him. That is the full brief on Napoleon’s legacy in warfare: maneuver, or 3G, war. He took his logistics with him, and of course artillery is the number one thing you entrain. In those days, artillerymen had balls.

    • Terry August 19, 2022, 3:07 PM

      Airport queer in Nancy Sinatra walking boots: As my father used to drill into his sons, don’t antagonize someone you do not know. Sledge-hammer gloves are deadly. That queer needs a nose job and upper jaw repair. Pretty teeth are now busted and hideous.

      Looked like East Germans.

      • Jack August 19, 2022, 3:25 PM

        Germans. I think you’re right. I immediately thought of (Mike Myers) Dieter and his show Sprockets on SNL. There is nothing quite like an ass whipping to get you straightened out but that neo-nazi looking daisy might gain more from a few more ass whippings.

        • ghostsniper August 20, 2022, 4:52 AM

          I recorded that thing, edited it in VLC to just show the 3 seconds before and after the knuckle punch, then looped it into a vid 4 mins long. Over and over. I can watch fag ass kickin’s all day long. Trump and Musk should do a joint venture to promote FagSlam as an international sport. Every state and country would have their own team and they would film themselves going all over the place slamming the hell out of fagz. On a monthly basis the best fagslammer team would receive a $100k prize. 2nd place $50k, 3rd $25k.

          • Hyland August 20, 2022, 9:19 AM

            In the immortal words of Mike Tyson, “Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.”

  • nunnya bidnez, jr August 19, 2022, 3:12 PM

    General Milley and Rachel Levine
    played footsie in high school???
    No, I’m not surprised.

  • jiminalaska August 20, 2022, 9:45 AM

    One advantage of living living during these crazy years; even though comedy is dead there’s a hell of a lot to laugh at.