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Joe’s cognitive ability to form new memories of the recent past doesn’t seem too acute anymore:

 
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  1. JackOH says:

    Biden’s statement is a pretty shocking and divisive anti-White slur from a guy who promises to bring us together. It’s his statement, but it sort of gives the impression he’s an old guy who’s slipping and was goaded into it.

  2. Anonymous[675] • Disclaimer says:

    • LOL: Kyle
    • Replies: @RSDB
    , @Richard B
  3. JimDandy says:

    Were ANY unarmed BLM protesters shot in the head whilst looting, rioting, burning, etc?

    • Thanks: Hibernian, bruce county
  4. theMann says:

    What a brazen lie.

    And it is a lie – even a pathetic turd like Biden knows absolutely nothing would have happened to his precious Negroes.

  5. Well, he’s technically not wrong. BLMers would indeed “have been treated very differently,” as they would be lionized by the MSM. Biden is also right that “no one can tell him” anything he doesn’t want to hear. So I fact check this statement as: “Mostly True.”

    • LOL: Hibernian, Polistra
    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Deckin
  6. False equivalency

    BLM didn’t commit treason and storm the capitol in s treasonous attempt to take over the government.

    A new day is dawning and there will be a reckoning

    • Troll: Robert Dolan, Eagle Eye, BB753
  7. Somehow/someway everything is always about the blacks and black grievances.

    Black cop kills an unarmed white woman, and Biden whines about disparities.

    Clown World USA.

  8. anon[280] • Disclaimer says:

    A big lie is a propaganda technique used for political purpose. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously”.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_lie

    • Replies: @Observator
  9. Of all the Biden signs that pissed me off–and having any in my white neighborhood was offensive, a vivid reminder of the need for separate nations–the most obnoxious was far and away the “unity over division”.

  10. Anonymous[284] • Disclaimer says:

    The pearl-clutching by our betters regarding some hooligans loose in the holy Capitol is a bit overripe and they know it. Only someone in a coma throughout 2020 could experience such goo-goo angst, at this point. It feels like rote, bloodless short-term messaging/spin, not earnest Lady Macbeth-style huffing and puffing. I think there will be some new riots next week to push these off the Cathedral’s front page. There is always more sensational “news” where that came from.

    • Agree: Kyle
    • Replies: @Pericles
  11. Trinity says:

    The police would have stood down for BLM protesters. Old Joe must be losing his eyesight and hearing because last time I heard there was an UNARMED FEMALE shot by someone.

    So Saint Joe 46 is supposed to be healing the nation by INCITING MORE RACIAL TENSION? Not only is this guy senile but he obviously isn’t that bright as well. From George Washington to Joe Biden. Good lawd, how far America has fallen.

    • Agree: Redman, Mark G.
    • Replies: @Ragno
    , @Ganderson
    , @Swimologist
  12. @AnotherDad

    Diversity Is Strength, Dad. Shut up and eat your shiksa. You will no longer be allowed to have a “white neighborhood,” and your comments are being logged — along with your IP address.

    “Separate nations.” ROTFLMAO. That won’t be allowed either.

  13. This preposterous theme — i.e. that there is a ‘double standard’ illustrated by how white MAGA protesters were treated lovingly by the cops, compared to the poor BLMers who were victimized and oppressed by incessant police brutality — is running rampant through my leftie FB friends’ posts right now. Ashli Babbitt doesn’t exist.

    They have been Orwelled up real good, it seems. Doesn’t bode well.

    • Agree: JackOH
  14. anon[591] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    The Left were never serious about unity. It was only ever a status symbol whereby they could advertise their moral superiority over the contrasting, divisive Trump and his supporters. When it came down to it, they jumped directly to lying and even murdering unarmed protestors. BLM burns a church? No biggie. BLM tries storming the White House? Lol, Trump hid in his bunker. Violent riots cause over a billion dollars in insurance claims? Mostly peaceful. Guy raids Pelosi’s office? “They must all die!” These are evil people whom I truly detest. The motive and quality of the protesters is irrelevant. This regime and its media just crossed a serious line. You don’t have to like Trump to acknowledge that.

    • Agree: Chrisnonymous
    • Replies: @Pericles
  15. Four Trump guys murdered, but hey, BLM is the oppressed group!

    • Thanks: Trinity
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  16. Whiskey says: • Website

    Trump gave a forced concession speech and “condemned” the Capitol protests. He’s still likely to be removed and indicted. Likely extradited to Iran along with some other people to be executed. Woke people can’t leave Trump unpunished.

    Next up, Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pinchai have told Schumer and Pelosi and Harris that they can identify anyone who voted for Trump or might have voted for Trump and might have supported him, and will use that to pressure to banks to freeze accounts and turn off utilities and internet.

    Reportedly, Schumer is working with Romney and Grahamnesty to push through a Patriot Act II bill that would allow summary seizure of all property of anyone who voted for or supported Trump on the grounds of “Sedition.” So yes its on.

    This is a religious war. The Woke simply cannot comprehend that the non-Woke are not interested in their religion, lack the money to practice it (requirement: Vermont, Malibu, addresses for Whites, South-Central LA for blacks). And that the non-Woke are desperate economic straights.

  17. Thomas says:

    If the Capitol protestors had been treated like BLM, Corporate America and the philanthropy circuit would be giving them tens of millions of dollars, we’d have to go to seminars at work promoting their ideology, and you’d get fired and your bank account would be closed if you criticized them.

    • Thanks: Trinity
  18. Dr. X says:

    No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, there wouldn’t — they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently

    He’s right, you know.

    There’s no way the cops would have executed an unarmed black female Air Force veteran by shooting her in the neck at point blank range had she been rioting on behalf of George Floyd.

    • Replies: @dcthrowback
  19. Anon[240] • Disclaimer says:

    The quoted sentence is much too complex for the speaker. He should stay with short, simple sentences. Aside from the complexity and ambiguity, it is worrying that it begins on a combative note. Besides being combative, the beginning has a tone of my mind is made up — I’ve been around a long time, so “no one can tell me” advice.” And, regarding complexity, Mr. Chief Justice, when you read the oath of office to be repeated after you, break it down to short pieces.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  20. anon[147] • Disclaimer says:

    Biden is going to be a disaster. He already referred to the protestors as domestic terrorists. Even pozzed Obama could have handled it better. Suspect Biden will do more to shift the Overton Window rightward than Platinum Plan Trump.

    To anyone under the age of 60, the solution is obvious: end the lockdowns and play for time. It won’t stop the extreme polarization, but it will make it much less destabilizing. But when your government is a gerontocracy, this is what you get. I doubt most people over the age of 70 can even fathom why the riot occurred.

    Also, off topic, if social media boots Trump, it will come back to haunt them. Trump has a unique talent: speaking in front of crowds. Remove him from Twitter, and he’ll fall back on the rallies. Conservative Whites need IRL organization, not tweets.

    • Replies: @anon
  21. @JohnnyWalker123

    Elite Jewish journalists Jeffrey Toobin and Masha Gessen were “war gaming” the election back in October of 2020.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/wait-a-minute-when-the-new-yorker-wargames-the-election-masha-gessen-plays-donald-trump/

    Wait a Minute … When the New Yorker Wargames the Election, Trump Is Played by … Masha Gessen??

    The call was an election simulation featuring New Yorker all-stars.

    Why would a group of powerful Jewish journalists run an “election simulation” back in October?
    Journalism is about reacting to events as they happen, not “simulating” anything.

    When do you “simulate” an event?

    Only when you have a pre-decided outcome and you want to manage the situation.

    This “simulation” was only reported because Toobin was caught masturbating during the Zoom call. Imagine how many “simulations” don’t get reported….

    Was yesterday’s “insurrection” also simulated by a group of powerful Jews?

    • Replies: @hooodathunkit
  22. Thomas says:

    Incidentally, the reaction to the Capitol bum rush has been remarkable to me to the extent that it resembles religious zealots incensed that their temple has been violated by heretics. The more America ceases to be an actual nation, the more its former symbolic trappings and customs, now increasingly empty and meaningless, are becoming sacralized (at least now the the Democrats are back in power). I’ve been taking note of how often I keep hearing the talking point lately about an “assault on our democracy.” “Democracy” now, in this context, just refers to those hollow trappings, the inconvenient fact of a contested recent election that as much as 45% of the public doubts was legitimate ignored. It’s a “democracy” divorced from any “demos.” Like the “democratic centralism” of Marxism-Leninism.

    You’re going to see a lot more of this from boomers as the nation they remember growing up in disappears into gauzy memories. They’re going to become vicious towards the outsiders defiling those golden memories of Eden.

    Here’s David Brooks getting all talmudic n’ shit towards “beasts with shaggy manes and feral teeth” with “the stench of Know-Nothingism, the hot blood of the lynchers” as they “ride the winds of nihilistic fury” through his Holy of Holies.

    https://nyti.ms/38ojxVh

  23. This is now being called an “insurrection”? I mean, I would imagine this is what a Canadian insurrection would look like, possibly.

  24. Huisache says: • Website

    If they were BLM rowdies they would attack a shoe store and not the capitol

  25. El Dato says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    No one can tell me
    Read my lips
    Make no mistake
    Say it loud and clear
    I will hold accountable
    Everybody knows
    It has been shown again and again
    These hips don’t lie

    It’s all just filler. Pavlovian filler.

    Anyway, prepare to be trussed up in chair watching Biden inauguration, Capital storming and Pelosi ice cream raid reruns with your eyelids glued open as Black Beethoven is pumped into your ears (he’s black, you know). You will forget all about BLM, Antifa and the Summer of 2020. Life in Half-Life World begins anew in January 2021.

    “They weren’t protesters. Don’t dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists,” Biden said.

    Remember when “terrorists” were people blowing up stuff real good?

    I guess that makes Maxine Waters’ early 2020 call for unrestrained mob violence against repubs a call for domestic terrorism then. What will be done about that?

    • Replies: @Oswald Spengler
  26. Anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:

    Our illustrious host has wondered aloud in these columns plenty of times: how will the MSM get the rioting back under control once Trump is voted out? Well, I think we can now see the answer. Following this incident, a bunch of special interest groups, aided by panicked senators, will soon let everyone know that rioting is no longer acceptable.

    Actually, I’m kinda glad, as frustrating as it is. Because the alternative is that things like this become the new normal.

  27. Thomas says:

    Also, by the way, for anyone who may be involved in actual activism off of this blog, Merrick Garland as Biden’s AG pick promises to be fun for one and all. He’s best known as Obama’s SCOTUS pick that didn’t get a Senate hearing, of course. But before being appointed to the D.C. Circuit, he’d been in the Clinton Justice Department overseeing prosecution of domestic terrorists like the Oklahoma City bombers, the Unabomber, and the Olympic Park bomber. And at his announcement today, right after Biden called the Capitol raiders “domestic terrorists,” Garland pledged to go after “violent extremism” as a top priority. Oh, and Biden also just named one of the activist lawyers suing the Proud Boys as Deputy AG for Civil Rights. Stand back and stand by, indeed.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533200-garland-vows-to-fight-violent-extremism-as-attorney-general

    So if you do happen to do anything out in the real world off this blog, or even if you just like to chat on the internet, you might want to do a little homework on how to spot the glown*gger.

    • Replies: @Flip
  28. Despite some farcical elements there are deadly serious issues here and it’s largely a matter of white people vs. their corrupt government. But blacks and their enablers just have to bleat that it’s all about them — and the media and the Swamp are thrilled because anything to avoid talking about the real problems and the real disgust.

    Talking double standard and hypocrisy with the left is useless anyway, it’s like you’re talking to them in Esperanto.

  29. OT but if you want the source for the surge in muders see who invested heavily on the manufacture of the yellow tape police use a crime scenes.

  30. anon[139] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    Hopefully, this tragedy serves to crystallize the following point: all solutions other than separation will fail. You cannot reform this system. You have no representation among the upper echelons of power; the GOP is controlled opposition that’s allied with the other side, evidenced by Tom Cotton (previously labeled a fascist by the NYT for recommending BLM rioters be shot) claiming these unarmed protestors should be gunned down for the crimes of trespassing, petty vandalism, and insulting their superiors. Recent events have revealed the true character of many people we thought were on our side, and many have been found wanting.

    Lying has become pathologized for the ruling class. There is nothing they won’t fabricate, no crime they won’t commit against you and then deny– just as they do overseas. You’re now “the other” just the same as any Afghani or Iraqi. The mask is fully off. The only thing the regime cares about now is its own preservation. That means they’ll tear down any statue, rewrite any book, tell any lie. They are like a drowning man willing to pull you down to save themselves.

    You have no representation in this system and you never will because the people who run it are nothing like you, which means they have little reason to compromise. So, you can forget about mainstreaming “populism” or “white identity” or even”race neutrality.” These people will never willingly give up anything valuable unless they are either forced to or they think they are getting a fair trade in return. With that in mind, please tell me why the ruling class would ever let you mainstream things they are opposed to when they gain nothing from it, but stand to lose quite a bit if they did — control over minorities they fear, and you as a useful punching bag.

    The ruling class viscerally hates you along ethnic and class lines. Every few years there is a “Night of the Broken Glass” aimed at us: BLM in 2016, BLM now … We are heavily discriminated against in college admissions and employment; our movies and books are appropriated for propaganda purposes. Whites are told to denounce ourselves for the satisfaction of racists who hate us and a regime that needs enemies to organize against.

    Is that something you want to be part of? Does that make you proud to be an American?

    There really is some truth to the statement “they want us dead.” They do. You’re seeing it now. That hate empowers the other side to act in the most egregious ways possible — lies, public humiliation, mob attacks … even murder. Because when you’re fighting evil, your own evil is a justified response. How can you break bread with such people? Is that even possible now?

    If we want this to stop, we need a separate nation where we are in charge — the government, the media, and the institutions. That’s the only solution, because the other side absolutely will not relent. Why would they when they have nothing to gain from it?

    Jews founded Israel for exactly this purpose. Nations are safespaces. Being in the majority and running your own affairs is the best way to maximize freedom and limit internal strife. It’s also a handy way to prevent persecution of your group by another. I think we should follow their example and find our own Zion.

  31. Now on topic,why are the dems still feeding their black voters. Election is over, they served their purpose, now start grooming the soon to be 20,000,000 NEW Hispanic voters.blacks aren’t worth the trouble they cause. Oh, and yeah, the Secret Service kill shot to the head of the protestor was pretty benign.

    • Replies: @Polynikes
  32. I retract all my comments about this being a Jewish/Anti-Fa false flag operation.

    Upon further review, it seems that yesterday’s events were 100% populated by Trump supporters.

    For example, look at this man. Lots of guys like that at Trump rallies.

    There are lots of people trying to blame yesterday’s events on the Jews. Which, of course, is totally ludicrous. When have Jews ever staged a false flag operation on American soil?

    In the hours since pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol building, antisemitic ideologues, activists and conspiracy theorists have attempted to implicate Jews and Zionists in the violence. Although these antisemites have a range of opinions about President Trump, many were united in their belief that the events of Wednesday, January 6, 2021 were either planned by Jews or revealed the extent of Jewish and Zionist influence over the American democratic system.

    This Congressman has gone insane!

  33. Tomorrow (January 8) is the tenth anniversary of the Tucson massacre.

    [MORE]

    Jared Lee Loughner

    killed six people and wounded 13. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords sustained a gunshot wound to the head that left her with permanent brain damage.

    Within minutes of the shooting, every single mass-media outlet began parroting the narrative that the Tea Party was to blame for creating an “atmosphere of hate” in America. This drumbeat continued for days, even weeks, afterward.

    Never mind that Loughner was a whackjob who posted schizophrenic word-salad ramblings on YouTube, such as this one:

    Hello, my name is Jared Lee Loughner.
    This video is my introduction to you! My favorite activity is conscience dreaming; the greatest inspiration for my political business information. Some of you don’t dream — sadly.

    Firstly, the current government officials are in power for their currency, but I’m informing you for your new currency! If you’re treasuerer of a new money system, then you’re responsible for the distributing of a new currency. We now know — the treasurer for a new money system, is the distributor of the new currency. As a result, the people approve a new money system which is promising new information that’s accurate, and we truly believe in a new currency. Above all, you have your new currency, listener?

    Secondly, my hope – is for you to be literate! If you’re literate in English grammar, then you comprehend English grammar. The majority of poeple, who reside in District 8, are illiterate — hilarious. I don’t control your English grammar structure, but you control your English grammar structure.

    Thirdly, I know who’s listening: Government Officials, and the People. Nearly all the people, who don’t know this accurate information of a new currency, aren’t aware of mind control and brainwash methods. If I have my civil rights, then this message wouldn’t have happen.

    In conclusion, my ambition – is for informing literate dreamers about a new currency; in a few days, you know I’m conscience dreaming! Thank you!

    Does “Tea Party supporter” come to your mind after slogging through that gibberish?

    That was one of his more coherent postings. The other ones are even crazier:
    https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2011/01/08/the-crazed-internet-rantings-of-jared-loughner

    Loughner hated Giffords because he was dissatisfied by her response to a question he asked at a public event: “What is government if words have no meaning?” (Naturally, she brushed him off.)

    Even after the truth about Loughner became widely known, the “atmosphere of hate” meme continued to circulate. Cuckservatives abandoned the Tea Party in droves.

    In a similar vein, the city of Dallas bore the shameful moniker of “City of Hate” for decades after the Kennedy assassination, even though Lee Harvey Oswald was a bona fide Communist who had once defected from the United States.

  34. Barnard says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    It is the official talking point, that if this had been a BLM protest they would have been shot. Some just ignore it when people reply with pictures from this summer’s riots, some claim it is different somehow.

    • Replies: @Elsewhere
    , @Lurker
  35. anon[109] • Disclaimer says:

    I heard that at work several times today. These people are nothing if not good at reciting their talking points.

    I actually reminded one of them that Antifa spent an entire month trying to burn down a federal courthouse in Portland. Like, they’d firebomb it, and then they’d go home, and then the next night, they’d be back, trying to firebomb it again. None of them got shot, or even went to prison that I know of. She actually looked surprised and said “Oh yeah…”. I actually feel like I got through. Of course, I know that, within a week or so, that breach will have been safely papered over by whatever new nonsense they tell her. It’s fascinating to watch. It’s like that thing where you take a living sponge, cut it up into little pieces and run it through a blender, and it just re-forms, exactly as it was.

  36. Lot says:

    Direct video evidence the Capitol raid was a Jewish plot!

    This fox pelt guy is the son of a JEWISH Brooklyn judge.

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/07/nyc-man-who-breached-us-capitol-is-son-of-prominent-brooklyn-judge/

    Aaron is in the Elders of Zion’s most elite A-Team.

    • LOL: kaganovitch
  37. Hibernian says:

    So if left wingers had done the same thing, would more of them be shot through a window?

  38. @Thomas

    Incidentally, the reaction to the Capitol bum rush has been remarkable to me to the extent that it resembles religious zealots incensed that their temple has been violated by heretics. The more America ceases to be an actual nation, the more its former symbolic trappings and customs, now increasingly empty and meaningless, are becoming sacralized (at least now the the Democrats are back in power).

    Yes. For example, kinda-conservative Rod Dreher chose to pursue this line in his initial (and typical) emotion-fueled take on the ‘MAGA Insurrection’. As his tone ascended into the ultrasonic, Dreher went on and on about how this riot was different and worse than any other we’ve seen in the past year because it ‘defiled’ the holy spaces of democracy:

    What happened today in Washington was a defilement of the most potent architectural symbol of American democracy. In the Bible, Jesus said, speaking of an approaching apocalypse:

    “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” (Matthew 24:15-16)

    He’s talking about the Hebrew Temple. The US Capitol is not a religious building. But from a nationalist point of view, the Capitol is our Temple. And this MAGA idiot in the headdress is an abomination of desolation standing in the holy place . . . .

    I’m accustomed to Dreher’s initial overreactions, but this one was especially odd considering how his whole approach is focused on not putting your trust in human institutions. As usual, he’s calmed down a bit today and is more lucid.

    Dreher is supposed to be an arch-Gen Xer, but I also found his knee-jerk clinging to the symbolic power of institutional democracy in the USA to be very Boomer-ish.

  39. Mr. Anon says:

    BIDEN: “No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, there wouldn’t — they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol.”

    Nobody can tell you anything Joe. You’re a stupid, senile old fool.

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • LOL: clyde
    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @kaganovitch
  40. anon[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thomas

    Here’s David Brooks getting all talmudic n’ shit

    Well, sure. Deplorables are well known for lacking anything like a sharp crease in their pants. His ire is completely to be expected from a serious fashion-philosopher.

  41. Mr. Anon says:
    @Thomas

    Liberals are as wed to “muh Democracy” as much as conservatives are to “muh Constitution”. The former is mostly dead, and soon the latter mostly will be too.

  42. I think it will be par for the course for Dementia Joe and Kamasutra to say a lot of crazy nonsense that the news media treat as though it were not crazy nonsense. For example:

    • Agree: Just another serf
  43. ES says:

    Remember all those unarmed black women shot point blank by panicky white cops as they attempted to climb over a barricade?

    Since it’s now the current year, is it now ok to call “mostly peaceful protesters” rioters and for police to shoot to kill when rioters fail to stop? No more of that “aim for the legs” stuff that Joe was talking about a while back?

    I wonder what the inside of the Capitol would look like now if it had been a BLM/Antifa mob wandering around its halls for a couple of hours?

    What would a BLM activist have left on Mitch McConnell’s desk; a nasty note like “scratched his balls” guy did on Nancy Pelosi’s desk?

  44. JimDandy says:
    @Lot

    Inbreeding. Sad!

    • LOL: Kyle
  45. Polynikes says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    They don’t need new voters when they have the cities counting the votes.

    Anybody who thought Biden would run back to the middle on the culture stuff is insane. Their goal is to destroy you. Sure you’ll get the middle-brow neo-con corporate approved economic and foreign policy. But the culture war will be a full court press.

    • Agree: donut
  46. Elsewhere says:
    @Lot

    He sounds just like Sam Hyde.

  47. @The Last Real Calvinist

    I remember talking to a veteran Chicago police sergeant/swat guy a few years after 9/11. He said the CPD had to work with the FBI a lot. He thought many of the FBI guys seemed like they had never been in a fight in their entire lives and that they had to be retrained. He did say the FBI guys who had been in the military were pretty good.

  48. @AnotherDad

    They mean unity in thought:

    • LOL: ziggurat
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  49. Elsewhere says:
    @Barnard

    In all the BLM riots, not one person was killed by law enforcement, or even shot with live rounds. The most Wikipedia can muster is that at least 20 suffered serious eye injuries from rubber bullets.

  50. Rooster10 says:
    @anon

    If I could give your post 1,000 agrees I would. People don’t realize we’re at war. The other side won’t stop advancing until we’re annihilated, they never stop and they work around the clock 24/7. My question to you is where do we carve out our own new country? Do you envision it within the current continental US, or a foreign country opening its borders to like-minded White Americans?

    • Replies: @Jiminy
    , @anon
    , @Redneck farmer
  51. Flip says:
    @Thomas

    He is also an anti gun rights judge.

    • Replies: @Thomas
  52. Purely for the sake of comedy on this grim day, here are 8 times that enormous leftist mobs stormed *into* Congress during the Trump administration. All of these mobs were approved of course.

    If you are going to illegally storm congress with a mob, it is better to be Amy Schumer than than viking guy.

    (1) June 28th, 2018: “Photos of the Day: 575 Protesters Charged at Senate’s Hart Building at Immigration Rally – Roll Call”
    https://www.rollcall.com/2018/06/28/photos-of-the-day-575-protesters-charged-at-senates-hart-building-at-immigration-rally/
    “An afternoon of protests ended in many arrests in the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday as a group of mostly female protesters flooded the atrium of the work space to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
    United States Capitol Police charged nearly 575 individuals with “unlawfully demonstrating,” according to a Capitol Police statement Thursday.”

    (2) October 4th 2018: “Amy Schumer among 302 arrested for Senate office protests on Kavanaugh”
    That would be incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s cousin Amy Schumer illegally entering and protesting in Congress along with a gang of more than 300 others.
    https://www.kalb.com/content/news/Amy-Schumer-among-302-arrested-for-Senate-office-protests-on-Kavanaugh-495221031.html
    “U.S. Capitol Police said that 302 people were arrested Thursday for illegally protesting inside the Senate office buildings against the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.”

    (3) July 25, 2017: “USCP Arrest Protesters for Demonstration Activity on Capitol Grounds”
    https://www.uscp.gov/media-center/press-releases/uscp-arrest-protesters-demonstration-activity-capitol-grounds
    “Officers on the scene arrested the demonstrators when they failed to cease and desist with their unlawful demonstration activities. Thirty-one demonstrators were charged with DC Code §10-503.16 – Disruption of Congress.
    At approximately 2:55 p.m., USCP officers responded to the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building for reported demonstration activities. Sixty-four individuals were arrested after refusing to cease and desist with their unlawful demonstration activities. They were charged with D.C. Code §22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding.”

    (4) July 18th, 2019: “70 Catholic protesters arrested in D.C. demonstration against Trump’s immigration policies”
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/70-catholic-protesters-arrested-in-washington-dc-demonstration-against-trump-immigration-policies/
    “U.S. Capitol Police said 70 protesters were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating, and were charged with crowding, obstructing, or incommoding, which is a misdemeanor.”

    (5) June 22, 2017: “Capitol Police arrest 43 protesters at ‘die-in’ in Senate office building”
    https://wtop.com/dc/2017/06/capitol-police-arrest-43-protesters-die-senate-office-building/
    “U.S. Capitol Police said 70 protesters were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating, and were charged with crowding, obstructing, or incommoding, which is a misdemeanor.”

    (6) January 17th 2018: “Dozens of people arrested during DACA protest in Russell Senate Building in D.C.”
    https://wjla.com/news/local/dozens-of-people-arrested-during-daca-protest-in-russell-senate-building-in-dc
    “WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Over 50 people have been arrested Wednesday during a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Sit-in protest inside the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.”

    (7) October 5th, 2018: “U.S. Capitol Police Respond to Multiple Instances of Unlawful Demonstration Activities”
    https://www.uscp.gov/media-center/press-releases/us-capitol-police-respond-multiple-instances-unlawful-demonstration
    “United States Capitol Police officers responded to multiple instances of unlawful demonstration activities on Friday, October 5, 2018.
    A total of 101 individuals were arrested. Additional details are below.
    During the course of the day, 78 individuals were arrested throughout the Senate Office Buildings, and they were charged with D.C. Code §22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding.”

    (8) September 25th 2017: “Capitol police arrest 181 during protests at Graham-Cassidy bill hearing”
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/capitol-police-arrest-181-during-protests-at-graham-cassidy-bill-hearing
    “The U.S. Capitol Police arrested a total of 181 people for protesting during a Senate Finance Committee hearing regarding the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill on Monday.”

  53. peterike says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    They have been Orwelled up real good, it seems. Doesn’t bode well.

    America 2021 is going to make East Germany look like a paradise of freedom. I’d advise everyone to watch or re-watch “The Lives of Others.” It will be… instructive.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
  54. Mr. Anon says:
    @Stan Adams

    “What is government if words have no meaning?”

    No more ‘he’ or ‘she’. House approves gender-neutral terms in its official language

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article248264460.html

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    , @Anonymous
  55. Barnard says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    His comment section is getting overrun with libs, I have no idea why most of them read his stuff. Dreher has had a huge blind spot when it comes to Trump, late in the campaign he said Biden was clearly morally superior to Trump. He fell for every hoax about Trump the media cooked up hook, line and sinker. I quit reading him because whatever value his comments on religious freedom had they were overshadowed by his hysterics.

  56. anon[109] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Biden is going to be a disaster. He already referred to the protestors as domestic terrorists. Even pozzed Obama could have handled it better.

    I suspect that it’s not really about “handling” anything. It’s more like, when you call someone a terrorist, you can justify certain actions against them.

    It’s a little like when one of those “snowflakes” on campus says that a speaker makes xir “feel unsafe”. They don’t say that because they actually feel unsafe. They say it because, once someone says that they feel unsafe, all of a sudden, it means that the campus authorities have to do something about it. Usually banning the speaker.

    So when Joe Biden calls it “terrorism”, I don’t think he says it because he actually believes that a bunch of Boomers walking around in a building is terrorism. It means he’s planning on responding as though it was an act of terrorism.

    • Agree: Kylie
    • Thanks: Calvin Hobbes
    • Replies: @anon
    , @Wilkey
    , @El Dato
    , @Bill
  57. @al-Gharaniq

    I assume – and hope – they were just LARPing. A couple broken windows and heart attacks. Antifa was more sincere, but fortunately they’re too stupid to do much more than burn things down while the Blacks loot.

  58. Dr. X says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    What happened today in Washington was a defilement of the most potent architectural symbol of American democracy. In the Bible, Jesus said, speaking of an approaching apocalypse…

    Seems to me that Jesus himself “defiled” the corrupt temple by throwing out the money-changing con artists, who were ripping off the Jewish peasantry by exchanging the “evil” Roman money for special “temple coins” that alone pleased Yahweh…

  59. Thomas says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I nearly accused Dreher of idolatry for that reaction, and would’ve told him he was treating the government as his god. I deferred. He has a good heart, and a good eye for evil. But he is as unmoored as one would expect of a lifetime pilgrim between all three major branches of Christianity.

  60. Trinity says:
    @Mr. Anon

    That dildo was senile when he was young. Hell, he looked old when he was young. This is the “elite?”

  61. old Joe is solidly to the left on most issues. no idea where Steve gets the idea he’s a moderate and not on board with almost all the extreme left agenda issues. he definitely is. look at his cabinet.

  62. @Thomas

    Yes, exactly. Dreher is singular, really. He tries so very, very hard to stick to his principles, but in the day-to-day rush of events, his emotions frequently cloud his vision, and those principles go all fuzzy.

    I still find him worth reading, though. He’s frequently insightful, and he recognizes and writes (albeit in often wearying depth) about serious problems few other pundits seem much interested in.

    • Replies: @Thomas
  63. Thomas says:
    @Flip

    He won’t be a judge anymore. Part of the reason he’s being nominated for this is a Democrat Senate makes it safe to open up a seat on the D.C. Circuit. But yeah, there will be full institutional support for the ATF’s push on pistol braces, 80%, and everything else.

    Do your homework too on your gun laws. And the Fourth Amendment. (Protip: inconspicuous closed containers that don’t allow plain view of the contents therein are your friends.)

  64. Stan says:

    The Blood Of Patriots

    Yesterday, Ashli Babbitt was shot in the neck and died while protesting inside the Capitol with other protestors. A group of angry Trump supporters had got into the building and were making a racket. This is not an unusual occurrence. During the Kavanaugh hearings, Democrats organized mobs of screeching women to harass Republicans in the halls of the Capitol. Party media was there to celebrate it as the purest expression of democracy. It was power to the people time.

    That was not the case yesterday, according to the media. Instead, it was a direct threat to “our” democracy. This is a bit ironic in that the protests are over the obvious corruption in the election system. The direct threat to democracy is the people demanding their elections be fair and honest. That’s why Ashli Babbitt was inside the Capitol making a racket. Her whole life she had been told this was how citizens angry at their government demand redress when the system fails.

    That is how popular government is supposed to work. The people expect their government to be responsive to the will of the people. When they don’t like that they see, they vote for different people to hold office. If those politicians ignore the people, then the people go bang on their door and demand redress of their grievances. The politicians then come out and address their issues. That’s not it works now. Instead, they open fire on the people like they did yesterday.

    Ashli Babbitt was not some drug-addled degenerate, like we saw last summer, when the ruling class unleashed their mobs on us. She was a veteran, serving 14 years in the US Air Force, and she was a high-level security official throughout her time in service. She was like most of the people at the protest, in that she had bought into what she was told about America. So much so she signed onto serve in the military and go overseas in various deployments.

    Like most of the protestors, she was there because she had spent her life playing by the rules and defending those rules. She was there because the people in charge of maintaining the rules have been violating those rules. They ignored the official corruption in the 2016 election and they laughed about the grotesque fraud that was plainly obvious in the 2020 election. Like the rest of those protestors, she was angry that the politicians were not following the rules.

    For her trouble, she died in a pool of her own blood inside what is supposed to be the people’s house in America. It is a bit ironic that a citizen exercising her rights would be murdered by an agent of a corrupt system that is now infringing on her rights. Murder is the right word here. The man who shot her was under no threat and was on the other side of a locked and barricaded door. The murderer was part of Vice President Pence’s security detail. The video, for those interested, is here.

    There will be no charges against the murderer. Unlike the cops involved in the George Floyd case or any number of others, this coward will not be fired from his job or face criminal charges. He will probably get a medal. He will not have his face and address plastered all over the media, so that he can be attacked by mobs. There will be no media orchestrated campaign to defund the police over this. Most likely, the whole thing will be put on mute so that the public forgets it.

    Of course, unlike George Floyd, Ashli Babbitt will not get three nationally televised funerals and be treated as a fallen hero. That honor goes to drug-addled criminals who overdose in police custody. In this America, patriots who served their country and exercise their rights get gunned down by agents of the state. This woman, this patriot, bleeding out in the halls of the Capitol, murdered by an agent of the state, is the perfect image of what has gone terribly wrong in America.

    No doubt, millions of decent people who sympathized with her cause are saddened by this terrible tragedy. It did not have to come to this. This was not an accident. This was not a terrible misfortune. The people on the other side of that door, the people who celebrate the murderer of Ashli Babbitt now, they did this. They created this crisis that threatens to plunge to country into a death spiral. They had choices and they had plenty of warning, but they refused to listen and now Ashli Babbitt is dead.

    Be angry, but also remember Ashli Babbitt. The Republican Party will not remember her or even mention her name. The media will work hard to make sure you forget her name and how she died yesterday. Dissidents need to remember her so we never forget why we are angry and why we are dissidents. We are angry with a system that thinks it is okay to murder citizens who play by the rules and exercise their rights as citizens to petition their government for redress.

    The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13 states independent for 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

    http://thezman.com/wordpress/

    • Agree: Redman, LRFD, Lurker
  65. @Dr. X

    the security guy who shot Ashli Babbitt was an American of colour fwiw

    • Thanks: Trinity
    • Replies: @Gordo
    , @Just another serf
  66. @Stan Adams

    incorrect. the true reason for the massacre was Sarah Palin using creating and distributing a fundraising document that had used targets on the states and districts where she would be using contributions to defeat (d) candidates for house seats. everyone knows this.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  67. @AnotherDad

    Of all the Biden signs that pissed me off–and having any in my white neighborhood was offensive, a vivid reminder of the need for separate nations–the most obnoxious was far and away the “unity over division”.

    Separate nations will take time. What we need to do is to shove Critical Race Theory down their throats. No more NIMBY.

    Start with Washington. Here is something we can agree on. In their view, the city doesn’t deserve the name. In our view, the name doesn’t deserve the city!

  68. Mr. Anon says:
    @Anonymous Jew

    That was good. Thanks for posting. Horowitz is very good at doing those interviews.

  69. Mr. Anon says:

    In the opening of Tucker Carlson’s show tonight he mentions a theme that Steve has often brought up and expounded on here – how so much of politics in this country consists of “good whites” disparaging “bad whites”. It’s the first time I’ve heard it retailed in the MSM. Relevant section begins at about the 7:00 mark:

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @Polistra
  70. nebulafox says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Well, the MAGA crowd did not launch the most destructive riots in American history while being fully covered by the media, unlike the Peaceful Protesters. I don’t know about you all, but that sounds kind of different to me. Also think this is a bit different from what the GOP is likely to push for with these guys.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-biden-bail-idUSKBN2360SZ

    Yes, I think they should be charged: civil disorder must be crushed. (I’m very, very ecumenical when it comes to law and order.) Moreover, what the LARPers did was incredibly stupid. The far-right fails to understand that some grand stance is not going to do anything for you long-term: you need to play the long game and subvert the institutions that work against you, just like the leftists did when they were the disfavored over a century ago. But I have a very hard time buying the notion that Pelosi and McConnell somehow deserve more sympathy than all the people they’ve let down over the past year. What have they done to earn that? Leadership and respect are earned, in my view: that’s something that applies in any society not doomed to long term failure. Republican virtue means diddly-squat to someone who is struggling to put food on the table or sees no future in society.

    >Yes, exactly. Dreher is singular, really. He tries so very, very hard to stick to his principles, but in the day-to-day rush of events, his emotions frequently cloud his vision, and those principles go all fuzzy.

    His principles have made him myopic. Our elite have lost any semblance of legitimacy. It is on them to regain it, or they should be replaced.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  71. @Mr. Anon

    Henceforth, all federal agencies shall replace all personal pronouns with the equitable constructions sheit and hisherit(s).

    For example:

    “I venerate Empress Harris. Sheit is so lovely that hisherits radiance outshines the sun. May Gaia our Blessed Earth Mother shine hisherits everlasting light upon our beloved leader. Praise be to our almighty Empress. Awomen.”

    (The preceding statement shall be broadcast on the hour, every hour, on CNN.)

    Woman is still acceptable in all circumstances – e.g., “White women drool; Black women rule!” – but the word man is verboten in reference to white males over the age of 18. When referring to such vile creatures, white boy is acceptable, but racist scum is preferable.

    In general, one should be careful when using the words male and female, as they refer to obsolete binary conceptions of gender that have been debunked by Science!™ Science!™ has proven conclusively that anyone can be a man and/or a woman (and any and/or all of thousands if not millions if not billions of other genders) at any given moment, based on hisherits whim. Women have penises; men have vaginas; anyone who disagrees shall be flayed on live television.

    As seen above, the outmoded term God shall be replaced by Gaia our Blessed Earth Mother.

  72. @Barnard

    I quit reading him because whatever value his comments on religious freedom had they were overshadowed by his hysterics.

    I find he’s worth reading starting two days after some big event. By that point he’s had time to push out two or three posts venting his emotions, and then he starts making sense again.

    I rarely read comments on Dreher’s posts anymore, because he’s always had so many lefties hanging around and posting the same tedious takes over and over. I wonder if Dreher’s capricious flailing convinces them he’s the type they can convert, or at least subvert, to their side.

  73. anon[107] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    Is that one of Woody Allen’s unacknowledged children?

    • Agree: Lot
    • LOL: Trinity
  74. @R.G. Camara

    Four Trump guys murdered

    Ashli Babbit was obviously murdered on video. The other three are unidentified and supposedly died in the course of unspecified “medical emergencies.” That sounds pretty suspicious. Sort of like being “shot while trying to escape,” or being found “hanged in his prison cell.” OTOH, if someone’s heart stops due to being beaten to a pulp, I guess that is still a form “medical emergency.”

    • Agree: Gordo
    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    , @Dumbo
  75. Polistra says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Although I’m not on FB, my lefty friends and family have all made it clear that they believe this is the sole instance of violence in the past year, except perhaps–if pushed–for some hazy memories they have from last summer when white supremacists rioted and tried to blame it on BLM. And of course the cops did nothing, because they’re in league with the Klan.

    Yes, it sounds crazy, to us. But it’s the Gospel Truth, though that’s not exactly the phrase they use.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    , @Stan Adams
  76. @Anon

    The quoted sentence is much too complex for the speaker.

    That’s because it’s not even a sentence. It’s a semi-coherent mash-up of phrases floating around in his addled brain. Biden hasn’t completed a full, intelligible sentence since the Obama administration.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  77. Hibernian says:
    @Thomas

    He never discusses his own Protestant roots, although he often discusses Protestantism.

    • Replies: @Thomas
  78. Ragno says:
    @Trinity

    Good lawd, how far America has fallen.

    Nowhere left to fall. Except over the cliff.

    And frankly? We deserve it. When you wait, and wait, and wait, until the Communists are in complete control, right down to the ‘truth’ drummed into our kids’ innocent little heads by their (cough) ‘teachers’, you end up crowded into a corner, where your tormentors can now choose to have a bit of fun with you. You end up holding up signs cheering for the same cops herding you into the cul-de-sac where antifa, armed and ready, is waiting for you – as they were during the debacle of Chatrlottesville.

    Well, maybe you don’t mind spending the next decade or two correcting the gross distortions of reality Shitlib Nation is going to paint you with, even after you realize anything you say will be hooted at and shouted down, until we all end up like poor Jake Gardner, knotting a bedsheet around your neck in a dank cell ….or worse still….like James Fields, facing 400 years for the ‘crime’ of not wanting to die at the hands of a crazed mob. Me, I’m fuggin’ TIRED of hyperlinking that independent investigative report that hung the blame for Charlottesville where it always belonged – on the governor and the damn cops.

    What does it matter, when – the moment any fair minded adult realizes that Charlottesville was a monstrous put-up job – they feel that deep shiver up their spine alerting them to dummy up and say nothing lest you be next?

    Years ago, I’d wander into conversations in which right-leaning paper tigers would convince one another that, boy howdy! – once the Left finally got real Americans angry, they wouldn’t stand a chance because wehavealltheguns etc, etc…..and I’d throw cold water on the discussion by opining that, given my druthers, I’d be putting my money on the side with the fully operational Air Force, to say nothing of the rest of the ordnance that comes standard with a global-superpower war machine.

    Still, I always thought the Good Guys would always have a puncher’s chance if nothing else….but the complete monolithic leftist control of all our institutions, foremost among them in the arena of communications, seriously darkened the horizon for human freedom like a giant Orwellian boot in the sky. The coup de grace I never saw coming, however, was Team Soros being given carte blanche to thoroughly corrupt American law enforcement, one crooked DA at a time. A country that could blithely drone-kill troublesome Arabs, and prepare a subsistence cage for Julian Assange, while wringing their hands impotently towards Soros and mumbling some spineless and hackneyed boilerplate about hands being tied….? Sorry, I’m out. Sooner or later the lockdowns here will end, and the second they do, I’m southbound – and I don’t mean Florida, either.

  79. Redman says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    What ever happened to “four dead in Ohio” from the CSNY days. I grew up with my mom playing that song all the time. How about “four dead in the Capital”?

    “What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground. How can you run when you know?”

  80. Altai says:

    The best one.

    Doesn’t necessarily add to any argument of what Cap police in DC would have done though.

    This is a giant global moral panic for young women mediated by social media.

  81. Both the ABC and NBC evening news today had a piece on the Trump protests being treated allegedly differently from BLM protests in DC, so they are firmly in support of the Biden-BLM narrative.

  82. @Hypnotoad666

    Suggested protest sign for the January Biden Inauguration:

    “FU Deplorables Lives Matter”

    No need to be nice anymore.

  83. anon[396] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    I get what you’re saying. And that’s why Biden will be a disaster, both for his rhetoric and the actions of his appointees.

    The vast majority of enlisted vets are sympathetic to Trump and the protestors. I suspect many of the Capital Police are ambivalent as well, which is why they put up a half-hearted defense — aside from the overeager cop who shot the woman air force veteran in the throat.

    A hard crackdown will radicalize half the country, and 90% who are willing to fight for it. Any white man in his 40’s, 50’s or 60’s would immediately appreciate this. A geriatric Biden is oblivious.

  84. What a joke…..BLM and Antifa literally murdered around 60 people in the last year…..stomped people to death…..shot people dead…..and the cops did nothing.

    Young woman patriot, war veteran, protests a stolen election, gets blown away.

    Joe Biden isn’t going to gaslight anybody on this site.

    • Agree: Gordo
    • Thanks: Rosie
  85. Trinity says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Good show from Tucker. I have my disagreements with Carlson on some issues but he WAS SPOT ON HERE.

  86. Way to heal those racial divisions, Joey.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  87. Anonymous[302] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Why would you surmise the establishment con’s like Douthat, Dreher*, Brooks, are going so Biblical, humorless, and stentorian over the Capitol kerfuffle? I assume they’ve attended end-of-season football games at venerable colleges they do so enjoy — as guests of the Campus Republican Club or whatever crap they have — and witnessed local spoiled brats without hesitation ripping down a goalpost in honor of a winning (or tying) record. Victory- and defeat-rioting are common now. Rioting is commonplace. Phony zombie-1960s Civilrights cosplay-Wobbly confrontations are *dirt* common. If you live in one of the top-20 largest metros you can see that literally daily. It’s a tourist feature in Seattle, Portland, etc.

    My interpretation of their coordinated limp W.F. Buckley impersonation is that the Wednesday hijinks cast the whole fire-breathing talk-radio/Heritage Foundation/Karl Rove grift in a particularly bad glow. There’s really no point to fundraising “political involvement” anymore when professional GOPe fundraisers are first and foremost concerned to be faithful to the blob. Nothing remains but violent street-brawling, and obviously the corporate-1960s tag team is permitted that with complete impunity, going back at least to Charlottesville 2017 and probably to the Trayvon/Mike Brown days. A long time, and Douthat & co. have been lax in strangling that slow-dawning realization in the crib. It’s now past its toddler years old and walking around. So they rehearse their “We’re Saving the U.S.A.” shtick really loudly and desperately, so the slowest gulls in the back don’t begin to wonder, “Hmm, why should I send a check to John Thune’s re-election…” or even “What exactly is it we are trying to do in Afghanistan, again”

    *(I have never considered Dreher the deep-thinking Tolstoy-esque “Christian anarchist” his fans seem to see. Going back to the NY Post days he seemed more like a guy who wanted a career in Beltway punditry, and it didn’t work out).

    • Agree: fish
  88. @AnotherDad

    the most obnoxious was far and away the “unity over division”.

    The sheer volume of minoritarian lying and totalitarian speech policing this year absolutely hammers home the point that there is no escape–baring successful separation–unless the big minoritarian lie is confronted and destroyed. And this requires finding conservative leaders willing to speak basic truths including HBD:

    — This nation is “nice”–prosperous, productive, pleasant–precisely because it was built by Western Christian people, specifically the Anglos. It’s a decent place for the same reason Canada, Australia, New Zealand are nice.

    — White people are not responsible for minorities behavior–negative or positive. That’s HBD–thousands of years of different and various genetic and cultural evolution.

    We need to go right at ’em with this:
    Jews are far and away the richest ethnic group. Is this Jewish genetics? Jewish nose for business? Jewish ethnic nepotism? “Jewish privilege”? Explain it.

    Hindus are the ethnic group with the highest incomes? Hindu privilege?

    Asians beat whites on the SAT and admission to elite colleges and the professions. Asian privilege?

    We white folks didn’t “set that up”–not in our interest. Nor do we cause blacks to score poorly on the SAT, dominate the NFL and NBA or commit 55% of murders.

    — Diversity is not a strength. It is–as it ever and everywhere has been–a source of contention and conflict. It is what is held in common–language, race, religion, traditions, norms, values … culture–that makes a group cohesive and strong.

    — There can only be *one* common/public culture–set of norms and values. You can’t have 2, or 5 or 25 or 100 different sets of cultural norms and laws.

    No society has ever managed ethnic diversity like that. The only true “multi-cultural” societies were empires. Separate people might be able to manage their own within-group affairs *if* they didn’t cause trouble and paid their taxes. But that’s it. Cause trouble–get their ass kicked.

    No society has ever been so looney as to have institutions running around trying to police every human interaction, make sure everything was “fair” and that every minority felt “safe” and “valued”. That’s not a free society its a totalitarian nightmare.

    No a proper nation has one culture and minorities must live with that–ideally assimilate to that. Or live privately according to their private norm and accept that it is not normative and willingly accede to the majority’s norms in the public sphere.

    If that public culture is not to be the traditional white American culture, then the white Americans–whose ancestors built this nation–who value their traditional culture, have a right to separate and preserve their nation for their posterity.

    • Agree: Mark G., GeneralRipper
    • Replies: @Escher
  89. @Thomas

    Dreher is a text book political romantic as identified by Carl Schmitt. In his hands even the fallen nature of man becomes the jumping point for rhapsodic musings and unmoored oscillations.

    He has no fixed point which leads him to evade the either/ or decision point. He thinks rhetoric can dissolve the decision in wordiness.

  90. @El Dato

    “A Clockwork Orange (Man Bad)”

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  91. Wilkey says:

    BIDEN: “No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, there wouldn’t — they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol.”

    Reverse the races, put the words in the mouth of any Republican, and the media would not be treating these words as anything other than an incitement to violence by white supremacists.

    Biden’s administration is not starting out any better than the Trump Administration left off.

    • Replies: @anon
  92. For however many years this DC creature continues to live, we are going to be assaulted with his sociopathic bullshit. God have mercy on us.

  93. Wilkey says:
    @anon

    It’s a little like when one of those “snowflakes” on campus says that a speaker makes xir “feel unsafe”. They don’t say that because they actually feel unsafe. They say it because, once someone says that they feel unsafe, all of a sudden, it means that the campus authorities have to do something about it.

    Genius. So all conservative students need to do to stop a leftist speaker from coming to campus is tell the administration it will and them feel unsafe.

    • Replies: @photondancer
    , @Desiderius
  94. @Mr. Anon

    Nobody can tell you anything Joe. You’re a stupid, senile old fool.

    You know how the old saying goes “You can always tell a U of Delaware man but you can’t tell him much.”

    • LOL: Desiderius
  95. Jiminy says:
    @Rooster10

    Maybe that’s why Trump wanted to buy Greenland. Also its sad to see the lady shot in the head, but she obviously felt that her future and her families future were in peril. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

  96. Kylie says:
    @Polistra

    “Although I’m not on FB, my lefty friends and family have all made it clear that they believe this is the sole instance of violence in the past year….”

    With all due respect, I’m surprised to learn you have lefty friends (keeping in mind that one’s family is not generally a matter of choice). Why, if I may ask?

    I have long since jettisoned my lefty friends. I found that it’s not enough to have shared interests and a shared history. I need to have shared values with my friends, too. Obviously, your mileage varies. But I’d be interested to know why.

    • Replies: @Polistra
  97. @Scott Dutton Suttles

    Yes, it’s false if you consider the fact that BLM, Antifa and the like actualy killed, burned, and attacked police while shouting things like Death to the police and Kill the Whites…

    While the D.C crowd was almost entirely peaceful. (Even CNN said they were mostly peaceful except for that one event at first.) You even have people trying to stop the window breakers (thinking them as antifa operatives). Then when they trespassed, most just looked around and took selfies.

    The violence in this case was by the very few.

  98. @DanHessinMD

    Thanks. Good to have some facts to use as ammo if any of my friends try using words like ‘terrorists’ or ‘insurrection’ for this incident.

  99. Polistra says:
    @Whiskey

    they can identify anyone who voted for Trump…and will use that to pressure to banks to freeze accounts and turn off utilities

    So that’s why it’s so friggin’ cold in my house this evening!

    Thanks for the heads-up, Whiskey! Firewood FTW!

  100. RSDB says:
    @Anonymous

    I know the man in that photo, it is CLEARLY one Joseph R. Biden, Jr. I ran around with way back, he was involved in gang fights with chains and razors and used to call black people “roaches”. Definitely a dangerous dude.

  101. Lot says:

    Obviously antifa Jews!

    • Replies: @JackOH
  102. @Polistra

    My aunt is the same way. I assiduously avoid mentioning any current events when conversing with her. But inevitably she’ll bring up the latest manufactured outrage and start regurgitating CNN talking points. I just smile and nod and say, “Wow, that’s crazy” a lot.

    My mother is crazy and ornery on a personal level, but she’s relatively sane about most political issues. She mutes the sound whenever Biden comes on TV; she refers to Harris as “the Indian lady pretending to be black”; she keeps muttering, “Trump got screwed.”

    Mom has developed an undying hatred of Norah O’Donnell, upon whom she has bestowed the esteemed title of News Bitch. Nasty Norah has a bad habit of interrupting Mom’s favorite soap (The Young and the Restless) with anti-Trump propaganda at inopportune moments.

    When News Bitch pops up on the screen, Mom immediately changes the channel. Driven by pure instinct, she grabs the remote and switches to another station – any station – just to get that woman off her screen. Then she calls me and asks me what time Y&R will be available on the CBS app. I remind her that today’s show is already available on Dailymotion, having been posted yesterday by a Canadian viewer. (Canada gets the show one day early.) She doesn’t know how to find videos on Dailymotion, so I have to text her the link. (Sometimes she has trouble with texting, as well.)

  103. @Wilkey

    Campus administrators are leftist themselves so they will just tell any conservative student trying to use this tactic to stop being a troublemaker. Leftists don’t believe in consistency and are completely okay with maintaining a double standard for their conduct.

  104. Polistra says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Is there any more legitimate spokesman for American Patriots at this point?

    He needs to put his family in a safe place and enter politics, stat.

  105. anon[314] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rooster10

    My question to you is where do we carve out our own new country? Do you envision it within the current continental US, or a foreign country opening its borders to like-minded White Americans?

    An independence movement within the continental US would be easier (and cheaper) than emigration — also more likely to succeed.

    We make the conflict “red vs. blue”, which is a proxy for our demographic, then we agitate using language amenable to that group: patriotism, liberty, oppression, the Founding Fathers, freedom, populism, etc. We also spell out tangible reforms that will benefit normal people, ones the American congress probably won’t give because they’re greedy and stupid. Remember, the American colonists weren’t just fighting against something, they were fighting for the dream of something better. That’s powerful psychology we can use to our benefit.

    I would suggest the following short list of reforms:

    1) UBI / cheap universal healthcare
    2) Protections for political views so employers can’t fire you
    3) Community, culture and identity enshrined in law and government policy — modeled on Israel; have holidays dedicated to it. People have evolved to live in groups, which is why 95% of the population feels warm and fuzzy inside when they go to church. So, promise to give them that. It’s a powerful incentive in this lonely world.
    4) Promise to remove the Left from society by force of law. Bye SJWs and CRT, and other things which negatively affect people’s feelings about themselves like CNN.
    5) New privacy laws to prevent government abuse and social witch hunting. The EU has a “right to be forgotten” law that we could adopt. No more Twitter mobs.
    6) A national referendum process. This will empower the people to directly overrule the ruling class if they take over the legislature.

    Spell it all out in a new constitution so the people can feel as though they are helping to create something. That’ll attract some of the idealistic youth.

    TL;DR: offer people things they want but can’t or won’t get from the current system to make promotion of a new one more effective. Appeal to their interests. Let them choose between a system that does not work and one that might potentially give them nice things they want.

    With enough effort, we can influence a statue legislature into putting the issue of independence on the ballot. It should be easier to win local races, especially in rural areas, than federal office. Or we can field a candidate for governor.

    Once the state leaves the Union, we can use the government apparatus to change the state’s demographics even more to our favor with an incentive program to relocate. We can also seek foreign investment in exchange for natural resources and maybe some kind of port rights for naval vessels — China, in particular … which is risky, but we may have to consider the option, desperate times after all…

    [MORE]

    I think this stands a decent shot of working for reasons I’ve been predicting for years. Namely, the following:

    1) The republican party is no longer viable nationally, proved by republican electoral difficulties since 2008. With the GOP out of the way, there will be much less reason for the base to moderate their positions. They only went along with guys like Mitt Romney and George Will previously because they wanted to win national elections. When Regan ran in ’84 and won nearly every state, including California, it was easy to go along with the program. That’s no longer possible, so ears are going to open to an alternative soon. After all, why continue supporting a party that can’t win; why follow the rules of a loser if it gets you nothing?

    2) China replacing the US as the world’s preeminent nation means America becomes just another country. Local concerns will matter more in the future. At that point, there is no longer any reason to moderate in order to stay number one when you’re not now and never will be again. Example: why take in unlimited immigrants if you’re still second fiddle to a country that easily out-competes you anyway?

    3) Changing demographics is scaring the rich White upperclass into whipping up minorities, blacks in particular, against heartland Whites. It’s an attempt to build a coalition they can control, but it’s going to backfire massively at some point. Resentment is building against BLM, which is why the GOP continues to do surprisingly well with Hispanics (but not enough to win). I expect that trend to continue in the future with Indian immigration creating a hostile overclass and blacks continuing to be used as racial battering rams to divert attempts of “the squad” to take over.

    4) AI and automation will make smaller political entities increasingly viable.

    5) See Robert Putnam’s work on diversity and social trust. With common bonds slipping away, there will be less of a reason to stay together. The promise of increased common bonds, as seen in the founding of Israel, will become increasingly attractive in a world of lower fertility, higher rates of singleness (Hallmark Channel is doing well these days), and more diverse neighborhoods and forced diversity everywhere (studies show diversity increases racism, not the other way around). This means exploitable tensions will continue to rise.

    I’ll use the example of Alabama (because it comes first alphabetically, there are others) for the “where” part of my answer.

    1. The state is Whiter than the national average and has only 30 – 40% more blacks than Chicago, and far fewer than NYC. With the addition of just a small percentage of White Trump voters, it would become Whiter than the American national average at it’s highest point: the early 60s at around 89%.

    2. It’s a red state, so the politics are already favorable (run by the middle-class and not smart upperclass Harvard grads skilled in class politics). This contrasts with the notorious front group NWF, which proposed to do the same to the heavily blue Pacific North West, which for obvious reasons is a nonstarter.

    3. Whites overwhelmingly vote republican (~75%), so red is a proxy for White, unlike in other areas.

    4. It’s as geographically the size of England. So, there is a lot of room for future growth. Space is also a psychological benefit. We don’t have to be HK.

    5. It has a coastline (small) and a port, so it’s not landlocked.

    6. Hurricanes aren’t as much of a concern with careful planning. Earthquakes are rare and there is adequate arable land and water. I’d say the geography of most Red States is superior to Israel in 1948.

    6. The rise of China creates attractive new economic alternatives to make small states viable. We can get all our tech from China, Huawei for example. Their Silk Road will make it possible for us to bypass Western Blue states for shipping.

    Having a home isn’t just about what’s there now, but what we can make it into: a free place where we rule for our own benefit; no racism against our kind; no class warfare against us; a place where we can be among our own kind in safety and fraternity. Israel is (and sorta still is) a poor Mediterranean climate, but at least it belongs to them, and they have a future. There is no future for us here in America. Eventually, they’re going to put us in boxcars if things don’t change.

  106. @Oswald Spengler

    The height of the stack of ironies that reflect one another is becoming rather impressive. The humor muscles need to be in even better shape than before.

    PS

    Steve Sailer is moving along quite easily.

  107. anon[402] • Disclaimer says:
    @Scott Dutton Suttles

    BLM didn’t commit treason and storm the capitol in s treasonous attempt to take over the government.

    No, they only tried to storm the White House and depose the government. The equivalency is there if you’re not obtuse. Then there were all the racist crimes these bastards committed, like destroying our monuments, killing people and intimidating families at restaurants. Can I now burn a cross on black man’s yard?

    Treasonous coup? STFU. A couple of unarmed kids who took pictures of themselves.

  108. anon[178] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wilkey

    Biden’s administration is not starting out any better than the Trump Administration left off.

    Are you kidding? Biden can say anything at all, and the MSM will run full interference for him. That’s been true for years, and now it’s even more so.

    I don’t waste much time on TV, certainly not “news”, but I looked at the regional TV “news” today. Massive hyperventilation over the “riot” on Capitol hill, what my delegation did second by second, etc. It’s the Alamo all over again! The sheer effrontery of lying journalists lying their asses off– now I remember why I quit TV “news”.

    Biden’s got a huge cushion of hot air to sit on courtesy of the MSM. He can literally say anything and it will not matter.

  109. @JackOH

    Lol, he’s been saying the same goddamned shit for two years, and similar shit for the previous forty.

    This is levels of nihilism that shouldn’t even be possible. They could literally dig up the rotting corpse of Ted Bundy at this point and still “win.”

    • Agree: JackOH, AndrewR, Richard B
    • Replies: @Richard B
  110. @Wilkey

    No lol.

    It’s really something to watch Cons wind themselves into utter insanity with their unfair hypotheticals. The administrations despise conservatives. The product they sell is open and wanton hatred of conservatives now verging on genocidal, and business is hopping.

    Maybe it has something to due with the utter feckless impotence of living in a hypothetical dream world.

  111. @Hypnotoad666

    The quoted sentence is much too complex for the speaker.

    That’s because it’s not even a sentence.

    Yeah, right. The – sequence of words this Joe Boden guy (Joe Rogan) speaks is close to an oracle and are so, by being a-grammatical if not dysgrammatical.

    If I had to write something alike down, I’d go with the structure, because this – little text – does not gain coherence as sentences usually do. – Say what you will about Trump – that’s clearly a difference.

  112. Altai says:

    Here’s the footage of the incident again.

    You can see what look like SWATs armed with AR-15s coming up the steps behind the half dozen unarmed protestors, infact they look like they were already standing there when she is shot. (Which means the Cap police guy fired in the direction of the SWAT team) They seem quite calm and seem to be calling for medical assistance immediately for the woman. It doesn’t seem all that tense or an environment where any of the officers feel threatened. Why didn’t they tase people, why didn’t they start cuffing or manhandling people?

    None of them were armed. Why are they ‘at large’ and needing to be ID’d? There were maybe 40 (Should we really count the old woman?) at most and they immediately started to split up.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  113. Nachum says:

    He’s simply been fed the ahistorical talking point that every left-winger has been parroting on social media for days.

  114. Not Raul says:
    @Stan Adams

    Loughner hated Giffords because he was dissatisfied by her response to a question he asked at a public event: “What is government if words have no meaning?”

    Loughner sounds like a Claremont Institute fellow.

    • Replies: @Bill
  115. Not Raul says:
    @Lot

    I can’t believe that we’re expected to believe that these people are smarter than us.

  116. anon[189] • Disclaimer says:

    My impression is that the MSM finally got their deepest wish fulfilled, and think that they have their gotcha moment as Trump walks off the stage. The media and Dems will only make it worse for themselves by over playing their hand. But I am tired of the endless psychodrama.

    A bit of surprising new news is that Jacob Blake isn’t getting a pass on the facts. Which don’t favor his desired victim role.

    The DA’s lengthy presentation on why he wasn’t indicting the cops was lengthy, boring and very thorough. It included PowerPoints. It included Laquisha Booker’s 9-11 call. It pointed out that Blake was a serial sex abuser and was lying about not knowing of the Warrant.

    Interesting additional facts are that he (Blake) is descended from bona fide civil rights activist grandparents who were (and maybe still think they are) going to turn him into an iconic victim. But the DA’s research into the minutia may actually go as far as limit his ghetto lottery payout.

    Sure, it got upstaged, but that may have been a blessing in disguise. Wisconsin wasn’t going to invite a riot, having called up the National Guard. I won’t say he will get nothing…just that nothing will go well in court. And the documented and conceded abuse will lose him intersectionality points. In a post Trump era, its every interest group for themselves.

    Lawyer Crump has relied on passions of the moment allowing the messy details to be ignored. What with a Trumpless 2021, there will be no more Mulligans.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  117. Whiskey says: • Website

    Biden is talking with Fauci if six to ten month lockdown even with vaccines.

    Federal lockdown.

    It will be like prohibition. Only larger. I already see neighborhood business out of homes.

    A gigantic black market economy. With likely 100 million made poor holding grudges.

    They can’t stop running the 1960s playbook. It’s like Woodstock never ending.

  118. Wilkey says:
    @Altai

    What are the odds that the cop who shot the unarmed Ashli Babbit will be shot? Or that his name will ever be public record?

    The names of the victims and causes of death are finally starting to come out. Five died. Four were protestors. Babbit was shot by police, one man died of a stroke, one died of a heart attack (consequences I guess of having a demo that is disproportionately comprised of middle aged men), and the fourth was crushed by the crowd, apparently.

    It would be interesting to know if the same standards were applied to fatalities during last summer’s riots. Were deaths of people who died during the riots of natural causes attributed to the riots themselves? Somehow I doubt it.

    The officer who died, Brian Sicknick, was also a Trump supporter. He died of injuries sustained while engaging with protestors. Nothing more specific yet than that. This is the US Capitol, so there should be plenty of camera footage in all of these incidents to see exactly what happened.

    Part of me feels sad for these protestors, but I really don’t agree with them in their support for Trump. In fact I blame them for believing the bullshit conspiracy theories Trump has been peddling for the last two months while refusing to concede. The only two good things to come from all this is that this was bad enough that it may finish off Trump for good, and the chance to call the Left out for their suddenly deciding that political violence is a bad thing.

  119. Altai says:

    Captain America agrees.

    I suspect that even the combination of having a strong ‘immigrant’ identity and having a gay brother weren’t the triggers for Woke Captain America but rather his long relationship with Jenny Slate combined with the idea that Donald Hitler Trump, who isn’t all that handsome or swol, had the temerity to challenge sanctioned political and social convention.

    • Replies: @backup
  120. Polistra says:
    @Kylie

    With all due respect, I’m surprised to learn you have lefty friends (keeping in mind that one’s family is not generally a matter of choice). Why, if I may ask?

    It’s almost too sad a story to relate. I had non-lefty friends, a couple of whom I would consider right-wing, and one vanished and a couple turned to the Dark Side, thanks to a combination of on-the-job brainwashing and mass-media brainwashing.

    We’re all done arguing. There’s no point. Here’s how I put it the other day:

    Over time, it’s become clear to me that you can make headway with most people on matters like this, until the next time they watch television.

    It’s not just family and friends, either. I live in what used to be a non-lefty region of a non-lefty state. Both have turned, with a vengeance. I’m almost ready to move to the mountains, but I don’t know anyone there.

    • Replies: @Kylie
  121. Dumbo says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    According to news:

    The three were on the grounds of the Capitol when they experienced their medical emergencies, Contee said.

    LOL. It seems to me, they were either tasered and had a heart attack, or were hit by police or security, and that caused a “medical emergency”. I mean, seriously, is that the new euphemism? Are there no autopsies?

    https://abc30.com/4-dead-at-us-capitol-ashli-babbit-shot-woman-donald-trump-supporters/9445585/

  122. Altai says:
    @Wilkey

    The officer who died, Brian Sicknick, was also a Trump supporter. He died of injuries sustained while engaging with protestors. Nothing more specific yet than that. This is the US Capitol, so there should be plenty of camera footage in all of these incidents to see exactly what happened.

    Lots of marbled floors, hit your head the wrong way and you’re not coming back.

    These protestors were the true-believer Regan-style Republican base before Trump. The whole point of Trump’s victory and defeat were all the working class or children of working class Democrats in the upper mid West who voted for Obama twice. They were the ones whose preferences were articulated by Trump. And it was their preferences, immigration restriction and having actual industrial and labour policy, that so horrified the elite.

    Instead they will try to claim these people were the essence of Trump when in reality, their policy preferences prior to Trump wouldn’t have looked all that different from David Brock just maybe different on welfare spending.

  123. Thomas says:
    @Hibernian

    He never discusses his own Protestant roots, although he often discusses Protestantism.

    I’m not sure he has much in the way of Protestant roots, frankly. Wikipedia says he was raised a Methodist in Baton Rouge, which I don’t really know how that happens (not being either a Catholic or at least a Baptist in Southern Louisiana). In my experience, converts to any confession usually go pretty “native,” as it were, usually because something was lacking or perhaps never there for them in the first place in the faith of their fathers. But it’s not surprising to me that a sincere and thoughtful Christian would assimilate and ponder the various questions from each schism, such as they’ve had opportunity to do so.

  124. Thomas says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I really wonder how he’s managed to keep his prominent position at AmCon I appreciate his productivity (3x daily or so?), though, frankly, a lot of his individual posts are made up of long quotes from correspondents (which is kind of cheating). I guess online publishing just has a need for people who can generate that level of page clicks a day. I have the feeling he would’ve wound up at First Things, but fell off the papist wagon, as it were, and needed a home. There seems to be very little engagement though between his work and the rest of AmCon.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  125. I’ve heard a bunch of people say this today, not just Biden. Michelle Obama, some dame in the NYT, any number of places. It’s totally beside the point, defeatist, pathetic.

    The point is how pathetically the Capitol Police handled it, and how lucky the lawmakers were that none of them was hurt. Watching it with the random roaming around the Rotunda and newscasters not seeming to be much bothered by the disastrous grotesquerie of it was one of the weirdest sensations. They talked about the mob as if they were just ordinary tourists.

    Racialize anything. I guess it’s because people have no imagination at all. This is one of the dumbest bunch of things I’ve heard about this event.

    No blacks were there, so they are, to their great dismay, fully irrelevant.

    There is good reporting by now about the failures by the Capitol Police, Bowzer, Miller, the rest.

    But while I was watching them as these ‘tourists’, I couldn’t imagine that they could possibly ever be evicted, and was startled when I heard the Capitol was ‘free of rioters’. I still don’t know what the largest number of rioters were in there at one time, and they didn’t handcuff them, didn’t do shit. A few arrests, but people are bewildered at why they just passively let them come up the steps.

    I wondered if their fears of accusation of any ‘brutality’ applied here, just from having gotten such good practice at it by letting BLM assholes run Portland and Seattle in the most embarassing, tacky way. Afraid to take any action. My guess is that police aren’t really supposed to keep their jobs at all unless they don’t do their jobs.

    One of them said “We’re never leaving now” or something to that effect. “you’ll never get us out of here now”.

    But they did do that–got them out. Could have been a LOT worse. They did much more destruction and looting than I realized yesterday. Just saw the dead woman was not only Air Force but QAnon, which is popular in these parts, I believe. The QAnon Miss Greene from Georgia was a somewhat sad sight trying to object, but having no senator’s signature.

    Just read Pat Buchanan’s new article about Trump and Trumpists. It’s very good.

  126. Wilkey says:
    @Wilkey

    What are the odds that the cop who shot the unarmed Ashli Babbit will be shot?

    Ughh, better correct this one. I meant… what are the odds that the name of the cop who killed Ashli Babbit will ever be *released*?

  127. @Stan Adams

    Our five-year-old and I just did a bunch of “spot the differences” cartoon pairs. It was tough, but we got most of them.

    This pair, though, would be very easy:

  128. @Wilkey

    In fact I blame them for believing the 🐂💩 conspiracy theories Trump has been peddling for the last two months while refusing to concede.

    Mass corruption in the Democratic Party isn’t “🐂💩”, it’s their entire history. If anything, Trump hasn’t fought hard enough. Every voting machine in the country should have been audited. Mail-in ballots are snotrags. Every state that violated its own laws or constitution– not just the “swing” ones– should have been locked out of the Electoral College.

    What was there to concede to? Just what are you defending? One party’s examiners were expelled from the room so the other party could run a prostitution ring?

    Come to think of it, that’s a good definition of them.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    , @epebble
  129. MEH 0910 says:
    @Thomas

    Ron Unz interviewed in 2013, at the time leading up to his purge as TAC publisher:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2013/08/american-conservative-unfused-betsy-woodruff/

    Unz says he also thinks the budget is being misspent.

    “I checked with a few people I know who are bloggers for a few other websites,” he says, “and I found out that, based on traffic figures, TAC was basically paying a lot of its bloggers five to ten times the market rate.”

    He also says that Rod Dreher generates close to half of the website’s traffic but is only paid “a very small fraction of TAC’s budget.”

    “In effect, 80 to 90 percent of TAC’s expenses are totally inefficiently being allocated,” he says. “You can’t do that! When you’re desperate financially — in other words, when you’re at the point of almost going out of business periodically, when one guy is generating half your traffic and you’re spending close to a million dollars on everything else — you can’t do that!”

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  130. Anonymous[229] • Disclaimer says:

    The new, incoming US Presidential team:

    “The Corpse and the Whore”.

  131. @Thomas

    Pat Buchanan’s newest column here laments Wednesday’s

    desecration of the temple of the American Republic.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  132. @Rooster10

    Well, not annihilated, they’d want some of us around to grow the food, keep the lights on, etc..

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  133. @Reg Cæsar

    As has been said…

    https://www.unz.com/ghood/white-renegade-of-the-year-2020/

    One could argue that President Donald Trump is unworthy of his supporters. He energized his foes and abandoned his friends. One could argue that we are even worse off now than we would have been if Hillary Clinton had won. But Mr. Trump showed tremendous energy and tenaciousness in this last campaign, despite COVID.

    It is Donald Trump’s supporters, not Republican supporters, who will march on Washington on January 6. Donald Trump may not even realize it, but he represents something bigger than himself. For better or worse, President Trump became an avatar of American nationalism and implicit white identity.

    His failures ironically show the potential of such a movement. He inspires fanatical loyalty, even though he didn’t stop mass immigration, protect his supporters, “drain the swamp,” destroy political correctness, or really put America First. Paradoxically, it’s because President Trump is so unimpressive that we can see how powerful the ideas he represents really are. If a champion emerged who could do what President Trump merely talked about, he could change history. He could re-direct this nation’s fate as dramatically as an Augustus or a Constantine. President Trump aroused something visceral and real. All we need is a real leader to arouse the same thing.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    , @Bill
  134. @anon

    The media and Dems will only make it worse for themselves by over playing their hand.

    You don’t say:

    Could D.C. Actually Become A State Now That Democrats Control Congress And The White House?

    “Look, we can’t have that while 700,000 mostly Black and Brown residents of Washington, D.C. lack equal representation, lack equal voting rights in our nation’s capital,” she said. “It’s impossible.”

    Blacks are a minority now, and whites may even outnumber them. So they have to add “Browns”.

    Dozens Of D.C. Sites Could Get Renamed Or Removed Due To Ties With Slavery And Racism

    Renaming Washington would be a favor to George. ” New Columbia” should be “New Liberia”.

  135. Dumbo says:
    @Thomas

    Yep. It’s like, there is general fraud and corruption, people are being locked in their homes under false pretences, but… protesting is an “attack on democracy”, or something. Truth is, they (politicians and the elite) want to be untouchable. They get afraid when they see that people can actually get to them. So they mask it as an “attack on democracy”, when it’s really that people are angry at them for having basically destroyed any possible faith in “democracy”.

    That said, it feels like the event was a trap, or partly staged. It’s weird that the protesters had such easy access to the place, started causing some confusion, and then basically just left (after one woman was shot dead).

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon, El Dato
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  136. Pericles says:
    @Anonymous

    Yeah, the sort of hooligans who clean up the lawn after their unprecedented domestic terrorism which had nothing to do with antifa which doesn’t exist anyway and is just a concept, maybe. The descriptions seem just a tad overblown, just a mite, but if they gives some talking heads aneurysms, perhaps it’s for the best.

  137. Pericles says:
    @anon

    Hope, unity, decency, truth. Let the healing begin.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  138. @nebulafox

    “Yes, I think they should be charged: civil disorder must be crushed. (I’m very, very ecumenical when it comes to law and order.) “

    Are you happy with a situation where “our” very mild civil disorder – one day – is crushed (with killings of unarmed protesters) amid vast publicity, and “their” incredibly widespread, destructive, and murderous civil disorder – over six months – is tolerated or ignored by media and the “justice system”?

    Are you happy with a situation where newspapers and corporations defame Trump supporters, but give billions of dollars to BLM?

    We seem to be moving towards a situation where choosing your side becomes more important than being even-handed. That was the old America (and I fear it’ll soon be the old UK, too).

    • Thanks: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @nebulafox
  139. El Dato says:
    @anon

    Basically, the language and tradition of international abuse has come home, good and hard.

  140. Pericles says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    his knee-jerk clinging to the symbolic power of institutional democracy in the USA to be very Boomer-ish.

    Well, one might by now say the ritual is all that remains. So it’s of course super important.

  141. @MEH 0910

    Thanks, but a look at the current articles highlighted at the bottom of the page made me realise all over again what a completely cruddy place NR is nowadays.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  142. @Greta Handel

    Pat Buchanan’s newest column here laments Wednesday’s

    desecration of the temple of the American Republic.

    Hey, give him a break. It’s his hometown. Same with Steve, who can spend too much attention on Hollywood.

    Now for something completely different– AOC is pushing a bill that all of us should back:

    …two members of Congress of Puerto Rican heritage, Reps. Nydia Velázquez and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, both New York Democrats, have co-sponsored a bill calling a mainland-manufactured push for Puerto Rican statehood a direct form of colonialism.

    White liberals must stop pushing Puerto Rican statehood for their own benefit. Let us decide.

    Better idea: let us decide!

  143. You missed the bigger point, where Creepy Joe stated that Mr. Trump is not above the law. They are not going to show the same professional courtesy of non-prosecution that has been shown to nearly every other predecessor administration. It’s time for Mr. Trump to consider pardonning and then joining Mr. Snowden in Russia if he wants to avoid three hots and a cot at Sing Sing. In fact, running a new RTV Free America media service from there might be the perfect humiliation of the Deep State, though it might stir up the old collusion canard.

    • Replies: @RogerW
    , @El Dato
  144. Biden: BLM Protesters Would Have Been Treated More Brutally

    Exzcept they weren’t, were they? Putin once said that there is no subjunctive mood in politics.

  145. Kyle says:
    @Scott Dutton Suttles

    46% of the population committed treason by proxy in voting for trump. So, with those kinds of numbers you have to wonder if this even qualifies as treason. The proles are evidently pissed.

  146. G. Poulin says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Yes, I have noticed this about Dreher. His first reaction is to scream like a girl and recite leftist mantras while insisting he is a “conservative”. Then later on he conveniently forgets how hysterical he was, and begins to look at things more rationally. Can’t like the dude (dudette?) even when I generally agree with his more lucid comments.

  147. Gordo says:
    @dcthrowback

    the security guy who shot Ashli Babbitt was an American of colour fwiw

    You mean he was shooting with his eyes closed? Or he was just pointing and it went off?

  148. El Dato says:

    LeBron James now also venting opinion:

    ‘We sh*tted away 4 years’: LeBron James vents at Trump over Capitol disorder, claims black people have culture ‘stolen’ from them

    “If those were my kind storming the Capitol, what would have been the outcome? And I think we all know,” added James, who wore a shirt bearing the slogan ‘Do you understand now?’ before the Lakers’ game against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, and had the same message written on his shoes on court.

    “There’s no ifs, ands or buts, we already know what would’ve happened to my kind if anyone would have even got close to the Capitol, let alone storm inside the offices, inside the hallways.”

    Shit would be burning, yo. And the paintings would have been “stolen back”.

    The star’s diatribe continued as he claimed that the US benefits from black culture without paying its proper dues.

    “Do you understand how hard it is for us [black people] to continue to live our lives the way we live, continue to inspire, continue to give everything we got?

    Everyone jumps on the bandwagon of what we provide, what we bring, the way we dress, our music, our culture, our food. Everyone steals from what we do, and then they want to act like they did it or they brought it to this world.

    “We don’t get our due diligence, the respect, we don’t get anything back from this country apart from a slap in the face,” James said.

    I never really got into Black Mathematics. My fault.

  149. RogerW says:
    @The Alarmist

    Agreed. And the “old collusion canard” will be stirred up, again and again, no matter what.

  150. El Dato says:
    @Pericles

    It’s time to start thinking about time capsules.

  151. AndrewR says:
    @JackOH

    Now that he “won” the election, there is no need to pretend to be a unifier. We saw the same with Obama. It’s gonna be mask-off anti-whiteness as long as we allow it.

    • Agree: JackOH
  152. El Dato says:
    @The Alarmist

    Let’s just say I can get behind this:

    Iraqi court issues ARREST WARRANT for Trump over killing of Soleimani & local militia leader

    RTV Free America media service from Russia

    Glorious idea!

  153. Anon[130] • Disclaimer says:

    I looked into this seemingly crazy claim, and it refers to the June 1 protest that was broken up so President Trump could walk over to St. John’s Church for what the anti-Trump media called a “photo op.”

    In that very narrow context it’s not a completely crazy point; it’s only 80 percent crazy.

    It ignores:

    1. At least some of the June 1 “BLM demonstrators” planned to break into White House grounds and vandalize property and frighten the family and staff. This intent goes beyond the Capitol protesters.

    2. USCP are under congressional control: If you don’t like the security, or if they didn’t shoot and kill enough “white supremacists” for your tastes, complain to your congressman.

    3. Oh, and there were a few other protests and riots this summer, and continuing in Portland, with burnt buildings and traumatized public servants. And what about that thing where you pull drivers out of their cars, give them traumatic brain injury, and then they, not you, get arrested?

  154. @al-Gharaniq

    LOL. Genghis Khan did more damage to the San Dimas Oshman’s Sporting Goods than the Capitol Insurrection Mob to the CB.

  155. Anonymous[383] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success. When affairs cannot be carried on to success, proprieties and music do not flourish.
    Confucius, The Analects

  156. Wilkey says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    You know, I actually would like to believe you. Really, I would. But a few points here:

    1) Trump’s performance generally was already well ahead of the polls – probably even most of the Republican polls.

    2) Many or even most diehard Republicans barely tolerate him. I have always voted Republican, except for a protest vote against McCain for being a lying open borders d-bag, but I only voted for Trump grudgingly. How are you supposed to win the independents when many of your own party’s core voters barely support you? Republican presidential candidates in Utah routinely get 65-70% of the vote. But over 20% of them bailed on Trump in 2016 for a third party candidate most people had barely heard of.

    3) Given that Trump barely beat a Hillary who was loathed by so many voters, and only then by 78,000 votes, and even lost the popular vote by 3 million; and given that he governed pretty much exactly like he campaigned, how was he supposed to do any better against pretty much anyone who was not Hillary?

    4) Above all else, Trump has had two months to lay out a solid case for election fraud. The lawsuits are over and Biden is going to be president. He is perfectly free to make his case to the public now. He still has his campaign website. Why not post all the evidence there? But he hasn’t done so. Yet he does have a page asking you to give him money. He doesn’t even have to *prove* it was stolen. Just lay out some valid way in which it might have been stolen.

    5) The real reason he lost Georgia and Arizona and other places? Demographic change. Georgia was 71% white in 1990, 65% white in 2000, 59.7% white in 2010, and probably less than 55% white today. Mass immigration is the real scandal here, not election theft (although election theft is part of the goal of mass immigration).

    As the saying goes, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Arguing that a presidential election in the world’s richest and most powerful nation was stolen is a pretty extraordinary claim, but Trump fails to provide even ordinary evidence for how that happened.

    Trump is done. I agree with him on a lot of issues, like immigration and China, but he is done. But he has proven that even a highly imperfect candidate like him can run and win with on these issues. Now what we need to do is find a candidate who lacks his narcissistic insanity to run on them. I don’t think that’s an impossible task. Instead of embracing Trump’s crazy let’s put the fear of God into Democrats by finding a candidate who can actually do that. There appear to be several who are more than happy to try.

  157. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Rod Dreher is a prototypical example of someone who is very good at doing one specific thing, but completely incompetent at virtually everything else. He’s very good at writing about religion and its role in the modern world, but when he gets off that specific topic his writing descends into an emotional mess. Perhaps Rod should also try writing romance novels.

    • Agree: Barnard
    • LOL: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Barnard
  158. RogerW says:
    @Wilkey

    You aren’t a conspiracy theorist like you ought to be

  159. Anon7 says:
    @DanHessinMD

    Very useful content, if I can get the anti-Trump mobs in my liberal town to listen before tarring and feathering me for my beliefs.

    Also, it turns out that “incommoding” has nothing to do with outhouses.

  160. @Wilkey

    Above all else, Trump has had two months to lay out a solid case for election fraud.

    Not entirely true. The courts were not interested in delving into a political matter in any way that might support Trump’s case. In some cases, e.g. PA SC probably being for their own Dem politics and SCOTUS feeling a need to stay above the fray to protect their own hides. What you get, regardless of the motivation, is no discovery to develop and firm up evidence that went beyond the preliminary evidence presented in the form of witness accounts in sworn affidavits.

    That nearly all courts didn’t choose to hear the cases is not evidence that there was no case to be heard.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  161. @Dumbo

    Are there no autopsies?

    If they didn’t autopsy Scalia, and not one corporate media member raised an eyebrow, why would 4 nobodies get it?

  162. @Dumbo

    Are there no autopsies?

    If they didn’t autopsy Scalia, and not one corporate media member raised an eyebrow, why would 4 nobodies get it?

  163. @Dumbo

    Double post, please delete.

  164. Rob McX says:
    @Redneck farmer

    Unless they come to some arrangement with China about taking over the vital infrastructure.

  165. @Scott Dutton Suttles

    Some Americans are so pampered they think some old bearded unarmed hippies grinning as they literally walk into the Capitol with zero security is “treason” and a coup attempt. A few desks were sat on and selfie’s were taken, sends chills up the spine I tell ya.

  166. @Wilkey

    The author wasn’t writing about anything similar.

    He simply stated that there is a revolutionary potential in the core American people. Who cares about democracy, Republicans, whatnot….

  167. Trump is going about this all wrong.
    If he wants to stick it to the establishment and deep state that ripped off his re-election:

    1. full pardons for Julian Assange and Eric Snowden

    2. declassify and open all files on Kennedy assassination and various CIA high jinx over the
    the last sixty years, including blatant interference by the US Government in the elections of sovereign countries (e.g., vote tallying fraud in Italy and France in the 1950s, the overthrow of the duly elected government of Iran and installation of the Shah, etc…. etc… etc…) The Dems kept on saying the Russians interfered with the 2016 election (how? they never seem to say), so perhaps the MSM would be eager to report how the US has interfered in other countries’ elections (LOL!).

    3. call up his buddy Putin and have him release all the KGB files about which American politicians were compromised during the Cold War….. Hey! it turns out old Joe McCarthy wasn’t completely off base after all. Also may inadvertently show which politicians were working for Israel and how Israeli government has double-crossed the US. I am thinking here of what William Casey told Reagan: that the national security info that Jonathon Pollard gave the Israelis was then passed along to the USSR for some considerations.
    (I understand Nixon toyed with similar ideas during the last dark days of Watergate. Too bad Dick didn’t follow through…. he may have been ‘forced’ to reconsider or he had some ultimate sense of (misplaced) patriotism that trumped (no pun intended) his survival instincts.)

    Could be Trump knows this. Hey, maybe that’s why Schumer and Pelosi are so anxious to invoke the 25th amendment.

  168. Richard B says:
    @Desiderius

    This is levels of nihilism that shouldn’t even be possible. They could literally dig up the rotting corpse of Ted Bundy at this point and still “win.”

    Shhhhh. Don’t tempt them.

  169. Richard B says:
    @Anonymous

    If he’s not a goverment employee, or member of the usual initialed groups looking out for their own piggish interests so as to fill their own ethnic trough, than he’s some down and out white guy the FBI pulled from its database (under directions of the aforementioned groups) who is up for parole or on probation, or has a case pending for drug charges* or domestic abuse, etc. etc. This kind of thing has been going on for years.

    *selling opiods purchased by the Mexicans who got it from the Chinese, both of whom took his job which is why he’s selling opiods – and doing them, of course.

    • Troll: Corvinus
  170. Old Joe knows a few things beside political graft, fondling breasts, and sniffing hair. Kissing the rear of the black voting block that put him into the White House is one of them. Also with Joe’s apparent mental and physical decline, he won’t be around when (or if) blacks figure out BLM’s angry black lesbians and one white dude played them for their own enrichment. Wins for Joe. Now Dr Jill just needs to figure out how to recycle Hunter for the graft.

  171. Ganderson says:
    @Trinity

    Wait… Joe’s not that smart? Who knew?

  172. Escher says:
    @AnotherDad

    Jews are far and away the richest ethnic group. Is this Jewish genetics? Jewish nose for business? Jewish ethnic nepotism? “Jewish privilege”? Explain it.

    OMG. Nazi dog whistles!!

  173. Bill says:
    @anon

    This is how the word “terrorism” is always used, though. A terrorist is someone TPTB don’t like.

  174. Bill says:
    @Thomas

    The more America ceases to be an actual nation, the more its former symbolic trappings and customs, now increasingly empty and meaningless, are becoming sacralized

    Sacralized via being torn down and dragged around?

    TPTB don’t like to be reminded how fragile they are. Having proles force their way into the Capitol bothered them.

  175. Bill says:
    @Not Raul

    You won the internet today.

    • Thanks: Not Raul
  176. Lurker says:
    @Barnard

    There do seem to be many people who had their internet access severed about a year ago. They also had no TV, radio or ability to buy a newspaper. This was magically reversed on 6 January.

    Either that or they are hypocritical, lying bastards.

  177. Anon7 says:
    @AnotherDad

    Here’s our President-elect bringing people together:

    Based on this speech, I’d advise Trump supporters and anybody who didn’t vote Democrat to stay in their homes.

    Compare President-elect Biden, who wants to punish half of America, with President-elect Trump, who worked with businesses to try to create more jobs and more opportunity for all Americans.

    Heckuva job, Joe.

  178. epebble says:
    @Stan

    She is no patriot. Trespassers are routinely shot.

    July 27, 1976 – Chester Plummer, scaled the White House fence, shot and killed

    May 24, 1995 – Leland William Modjeski, was shot on the White House grounds after scaling the fence.

    October 3, 2013 – An unarmed woman is shot and killed by a Secret Service agent and a Capitol police officer after she drives toward a security checkpoint near the White House, hits a barricade and speeds away. The woman is a 34-year-old mother battling postpartum depression, according to her sister. Her one-year-old daughter, seated in the back of the car during the chase, is unharmed.

    August 10, 2020 – A uniformed Secret Service officer shot a 51-year-old man at 17th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. near the White House complex.

    • Replies: @anon
  179. Biden is confusing reality with The Outlaw Jose Wales movie probably believing Gatling guns are concealed in covered wagons throughout the Capitol awaiting to mow down BLM protestors.

  180. Lurker says:
    @Oswald Spengler

    Obviously Joe and his owners don’t want to heal anything.

    Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

  181. epebble says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Dominion is filing a lawsuit on Ms. Powell, an attorney. Discovery should bring out facts on fraud allegations.

    https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.225699/gov.uscourts.dcd.225699.1.0_3.pdf

  182. Thirdtwin says:

    “Here’s the deal: If I had a black son, the Poor Boys woulda killed him.”

  183. @dcthrowback

    the security guy who shot Ashli Babbitt was an American of colour fwiw

    I did a quick search yesterday for anything related to the identification of the killer and found nothing.

    It would be impossible that there would be no inquiry into this killing, right?

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  184. Deckin says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Yes; they would have been let in easily and they’d still be there. But all the statues would ge broken and the place may very well have been set on fire. Taking selfies in Nancy Pelosi’s office is now a capital offense. When will commenting on this blog (to say nothing of owning it) merit the same punishment?

  185. Not too OT- most Russians think that Africa & Islam suck.

  186. Perhaps it has been said already, but thoughts and prayers go out to Ashli Babbit, the one whom the DC security shot without giving a warning. There was no “hands up, don’t shoot!” for Ashli. Very sad ending for a veteran of the Armed Forces. It is also interesting to see the stark contrast between coverage of Antifa, BLM peaceful protests and the peaceful protests that occurred in DC on January 6, 2021. Whereas one group is lionized and praised, the other is considered a brutal mob of thugs.

    Very enlightening to see how both events are covered by the MSM.

  187. Bill says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    President Trump is so unimpressive that we can see how powerful the ideas he represents really are. If a champion emerged who could do what President Trump merely talked about, he could change history.

    Buchanon ran for President repeatedly. Perot ran for President twice. Both ran on the same ideas Trump ran on. It just isn’t the case that these ideas are enough or even close to enough. Populism and white identity just are not popular in the US, certainly not popular enough to support a mass movement. Maybe someday, but not today. Trump’s populist campaign picked him up a few marginal votes in the Rust Belt, just enough to get him over the top the first time he ran. That’s it.

  188. MEH 0910 says:

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  189. JackOH says:
    @Lot

    LOL! The Thief has a real opportunity with Speaker Nancy’s lectern. Get a Chinese factory to crank out 1:6 scale models at a cost of maybe $2, and sell ’em on late night TV commercials at $19.95.

    Voiceover, accompanied by close-ups of the lectern:

    “January 6. Remember? How can you forget.”

    Cut to scenes of Trump fans in the Capitol.

    “When giants walked the Capitol, and reclaimed the People’s House for the people. Now you can own a remembrance of that historic day. If you order now, you can own a copy of House Speaker Nancy’s lectern, reproduced in exact detail.”

    “Order a second one for only $9.95! The lectern is solidly weighted, and you can use them as bookends for your growing collection of ‘insurrectionist’ literature”.

    “The first hundred orders will be signed by the Thief himself. All profits go to the Trump Legal Defense Fund.”

  190. Mr. Anon says:
    @Dumbo

    That said, it feels like the event was a trap, or partly staged. It’s weird that the protesters had such easy access to the place, started causing some confusion, and then basically just left (after one woman was shot dead).

    The US Capitol Police, alone among federal law enforcement agencies (ok, to be more accurate “law enforcement” agencies), answers to Congress, not the President. It’s possible that the Congressional leadership told the Capitol Police to not try very hard, so as to invite some kind of incursion. It pretty effectively shut down the Republicans objections to the count, and they’re certainly milking it for all it’s worth. I’m not saying they did that; I’m just saying it’s not inconceivable that they did that.

  191. Kylie says:
    @Polistra

    First, thank you for taking my reply as I intended it: a serious but, I hoped, inoffensive and non-invasive question.

    “It’s not just family and friends, either. I live in what used to be a non-lefty region of a non-lefty state. Both have turned, with a vengeance.”

    I grew and lived for the first half of my life in the western suburbs of St. Louis, MO. Affluent, fiscally conservative but socially liberal. The area took a hard left turn a few decades ago, though there are pockets of resistance. I’ll never go back.

    “I’m almost ready to move to the mountains, but I don’t know anyone there.”

    It shouldn’t be difficult to find conservative areas online. Please, do your research and move. I now live in a conservative small town, overwhelmingly white and low-crime. I’m sure there is racial tension I don’t see first-hand. All I know is the black people I encounter here are friendly, up for a chat with a stranger and seem grievance-free. It’s common to see blacks and whites chatting amicably in public. Black protesters from St. Louis came here last summer and marched down Main Street. They were non-violent and civil and local news respectfully reported them as such. End of story.

    If you haven’t experienced it, you cannot fully comprehend how stress-free, reassuring and peaceful it is to live in a conservative community. Neighbors look out for each other, residents offer help quickly and generously to those in need. You can say a prayer in a restaurant here and nobody turns a hair. It’s not perfect here, there are drugs, pockets of crime and dysfunction, etc. But I have no doubt it’s better than whatever hellhole you’re living in. Make the change. Move!

    I should add gun ownership is widespread here, though not mandatory. “An armed society is a polite society.”

    • Thanks: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  192. Hibernian says:
    @Just another serf

    Supposedly there’s a standard Internal Affairs investigation going on.

  193. @JackOH

    He has strings dangling from his arms! Am still betting that this guy has nine months at most before the puppeteers lift him off the stage. Enter the person they REALLY wanted to be POTUS–Kamalamalabobala Harris.

    • Thanks: JackOH
    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
  194. MEH 0910 says:

  195. Barnard says:
    @Another Canadian

    Dear @americanair, as far as I'm concerned, you can drop them off in Kansas without bothering to land. I am proud to fly American, and can't wait to get back in the air with you. https://t.co/08BHX2MDAH— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) January 8, 2021

    The event at the Capitol sent Dreher over the edge and exposed him as a fraud. He has always been hysterical when gaslit by the liberal media, but he snapped on this one. I thought he was overrated even on his religious freedom writing, but had some valid points and good insights. I don’t see him recovering from this.

  196. @Kylie

    I’m sure there is racial tension I don’t see first-hand.

    No. You’re n0t. Nor should you be.

    • Replies: @Kylie
  197. @MEH 0910

    Nearing the tipping point where Overton Windows will no longer be necessary because restrictions won’t be necessary. At least to keep anyone out.

  198. @Stan

    Thanks for re-posting this blog entry from the Z-man blog. When I read this myself over there at his site, I thought it to be one of his best among those I have seen by him since I was turned on to that site by a poster over at Sic Semper Tyrannis.

    For those who may not recognize the concluding passage (beginning with The people cannot be all…), it is from Thomas Jefferson. Words and insights such as these are why my posting name is a tribute to him.

    I think that the “one rebellion” to which he refers was probably the Whiskey Rebellion. The mostly Scots-Irish on the frontier used whiskey as a store of value – sort of an alternative tender in that barter-based, cash-poor region.- but the new federal government, having imposed a tax on distilling, was unwilling to leave this essential medium of trade in those regions to go untaxed. So Washington and his Treasury Secretary, Hamilton, raised up an army to suppress the locals. Washington, a rich man, owned the largest distillery in these United States. He could afford to pay it; those frontier folks, expanding the white-settled areas westward, often at risk of their lives, could not. And so it began, the war of the Haves against the Have-Nots, breaking them to the service of the Haves’ banking & monetary system regardless of the likelihood – rather, the certainty – that this would place them at a disadvantage. And so it goes.

    • Replies: @Ganderson
  199. anon[200] • Disclaimer says:
    @epebble

    She is no patriot. Trespassers are routinely shot.

    Well, you know who’s going to love this news? That couple the McCloskeys in St Louis.

    Their whole gated community was private property, so those people who were in front of their house were trespassing. Since it’s routine to shoot trespassers, I can only assume that it’s equally routine to brandish guns at them. So I can only assume that the charges against them will now be dropped, with your blessing.

    • Disagree: Corvinus
    • Replies: @Hibernian
  200. @Prester John

    The clock starts running at the conclusion of the oath of office.

    That is, unless this crumbling ruin can’t successfully parrot back the oath as it is being delivered by the chief justice of the “supreme court”. Maybe Joe will get frustrated and call Roberts a dog-faced pony soldier, and punch him out live on globally-broadcast TV. What I wouldn’t give to see that happen.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Harry Baldwin
  201. Kylie says:
    @Desiderius

    “I’m sure there is racial tension I don’t see first-hand.

    No. You’re n0t. Nor should you be.”

    I say that because I’ve read references to it on our town’s Facebook page. And because there are grievance-mongers and malcontents everywhere.

  202. @Thomas

    “Democracy” now, in this context, just refers to those hollow trappings …
    You spelled ‘hallowed‘ wrong. No kidding either; the press has announced it isn’t hollow, it is hallowed:

    “The halls of Congress, hallowed and otherwise” -MSNBC/Boston Globe
    “… mob shows how incapable America is of protecting its most hallowed …” -LATimes
    “… withdraw from Capitol Hill, and restore peace to the hallowed ground …” -WSLS.com
    “… Capitol was already trashed with garbage littering its most hallowed …” -Business Insider
    “… Capitol was already trashed with garbage littering its most hallowed …” -National Geographic
    “… of life in these hallowed halls as well as those injured in our Capitol today.” -USA Today

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  203. @Wilkey

    As the saying goes, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Arguing that a presidential election in the world’s richest and most powerful nation was stolen is a pretty extraordinary claim, but Trump fails to provide even ordinary evidence for how that happened.

    Arguing that the Democratic Party, in light of their amoral history, would allow a close election to escape without cheating is even more extraordinary a claim. They were overconfident in 2016, and made sure it would not happen again.

    Anyway, there is plenty of evidence of hiding. If not fraud, then what? Prostitution? Drug dealing?

    Georgia was 71% white in 1990, 65% white in 2000, 59.7% white in 2010, and probably less than 55% white today.

    Georgia was less than 55% white before 1920, as well. Peak white in Georgia was about 73% in 1970.

  204. @JohnnyWalker123

    Come’on man, Toobin gets a pass.
    Zoom meeting audio sucks, and he thought it was an election stimulation.

  205. @JerseyJeffersonian

    Maybe Joe will get frustrated and call Roberts a dog-faced pony soldier…

    Which a lot of us already do.

  206. @epebble

    Considering all of the shit that Fancy Nancy smeared all over the President in the course of her absurd impeachment plot, that reported action seems eminently fair and measured although, be it noted, it didn’t come at the hand of the President.

    And let us not forget her childish, petulant shredding of the President’s State of the Union speech while seated right behind him. Keepin’ it classy, bitch. Unsettling to reflect that she is in the line of succession for the Presidency when such juvenile, depraved stunts pass muster with her as acceptable behavior. In retrospect, it was kind of disappointing that she didn’t whip out a pink plush labia hat, jam it on her head, and leer at the cameras.

    That bitter crone, angry because Trump got the best of her every time she took a run at him personally, has never acted in any discernable fashion to advance the interests of the citizenry which are to be found characterized within the preamble to the Constitution.

    But she is probably your personal hero because her behavior aligns with the spiteful bitchiness revealed in all of your posts. You have signally failed to advance your character beyond that of a hormonally-deranged junior high school mean girl. Why don’t you just run along now, and join up with a twitter mob trying to ruin the life of some poor teenager; it seems as if this would (or already does) come oh so naturally to you.

    • Agree: Peterike
    • Replies: @Kylie
  207. @Wilkey

    Brian Sicknick was hit on the head by ‘protester’ wielding a fire extinguisher. Not immediately apparent, he suffered an internal bleed from the blow and died shortly after from the brain clot.

  208. Corvinus says:
    @The Alarmist

    “That nearly all courts didn’t choose to hear the cases is not evidence that there was no case to be heard.”

    It’s because Trump’s lawyers, when pressed about providing that evidence, declined. That is, in their court cases around the nation, they didn’t claim sweeping fraud.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-cries-election-fraud-in-court-his-lawyers-dont-11605271267

    For example, they sought to have the Bucks County (PA) Court of Common Pleas invalidate more than 2,200 supposedly “defective ballots” counted after a review by the Board of Elections. Trump lawyers agreed to sign documents saying that there was zero evidence of fraud or misconduct when it came to said ballots.

    Attorneys for both sides signed a “joint stipulation of facts—an instrument meant to provide the court with facts relevant to the case that are undisputed by either party in the action—which clearly disavows any claims that voting in the commonwealth’s fourth-largest county was affected by any fraudulent conduct.”

    The joint statement literally reads: “Petitioners do not allege, and there is no evidence of, any fraud in connection with the challenged ballots.” Additionally, both sides agreed that election observers from each party were allowed full access to view the pre-canvassing and canvassing processes.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  209. Rob McX says:
    @hooodathunkit

    Interesting. These journalists haven’t cracked a thesaurus in a while.

  210. Hibernian says:
    @anon

    You have to remember that the Capitol is the Temple of Democracy. LOL

  211. @peterike

    It’s the best movie of the last 15 years. Time to watch again.

  212. @Whiskey

    “Likely extradited to Iran along with some other people to be executed.”

    Oh Whiskey, you and Tiny Dick (or whatever xe’s calling xerself nowadays) continue to rank as my two favorite posters.

  213. My goodness me!

    Most of the commenters here seem to have already forgotten that the purpose of the Washington riot / demonstration was to terrorize Congress and disrupt the process of certifying Biden as the new president.

    This is what the people who are not supporters of Trump are angry about. A process that is supposed to be merely ceremonial was turned into an attempted coup.

    This is why Trump himself is about to be certified as insane, not as president–because he actually IS insane.

    • Troll: Kylie
    • Replies: @Peterike
  214. @Corvinus

    When you are throwing out “defective” ballots, whether or not fraud was involved in the casting of those ballots is not germane, but that a defective ballot was counted might be either fraud or simply a mistake. That statement pertains only to the ballots in question, but stipulating there was no fraud in the case of those ballots is a polite way to deal with those ballots without firm proof of fraud. To develop the fraud allegation, they needed a crack at wider discovery, and it was not granted. Same goes for wider cases where fraud was believed to be in action.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  215. backup says:
    @Altai

    That Twitteraccount now is gone.

  216. Corvinus says:
    @The Alarmist

    “When you are throwing out “defective” ballots, whether or not fraud was involved in the casting of those ballots is not germane…”

    Assuming those ballots were defective. You have to show evidence. Trump’s lawyers lacked proof and/or did not offer that specific allegation.

    “To develop the fraud allegation, they needed a crack at wider discovery, and it was not granted”.

    Because, as was proved, Trump’s lawyers were not alleging voter fraud in their suits.

  217. @Trinity

    Armed Black Panthers stormed the California statehouse in 1966. Nothing happened to THEM

  218. Ganderson says:
    @JerseyJeffersonian

    More likely Shays’ Rebellion. You could be correct, though.

  219. Peterike says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    “ A process that is supposed to be merely ceremonial was turned into an attempted coup.”

    Parroting the “coup” line makes you either a Leftist interloper who knows he’s lying, or an idiot of such magnitude that it’s scarce believable.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  220. Anonymous[771] • Disclaimer says:

    What about the military at the Lincoln Memorial?

  221. nebulafox says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    No: I think it’s absolutely ridiculous to compare the worst riots in American history to a bunch of obese LARPers trashing Capitol offices. That’s what bugs me about all this, not the imaginary notion that Trump (who, as usual, hung out his fanboys to dry right after he was done with ’em) just couldn’t have the lost election. The discrepancy also perfectly illustrates how dual-track the justice system has become, taking ideological biases aside: different set of rules if you trash Nancy Pelosi’s office vs. burning down some hapless business owner’s livelihood in inner city Milwakee

    That doesn’t mean I think the latter shouldn’t be charged. For Chrissakes, if you are dumb enough to grin into the camera while running riots in the halls of the Senate, you deserve what is coming, and hard.

    >Are you happy with a situation where newspapers and corporations defame Trump supporters, but give billions of dollars to BLM?

    Maybe this is why I have a very dim opinion of Zombie Reaganism in the GOP, you know. 😉

    >We seem to be moving towards a situation where choosing your side becomes more important than being even-handed.

    If push comes to shove, I’m going to choose the side that doesn’t indulge people throwing quasi-genocidal rhetoric at me. But I’ve never been much for teams and I think identity politics of any stripe is usually the domain of people who have nothing else going for them, so not a day sooner.

  222. nebulafox says:
    @Peterike

    The overwhelming majority of Americans are too spoiled to even faintly grasp what a real coup attempt would be like.

  223. @anon

    Hitler famously commented that the political “big lie” is historically effective because most people, being basically honest themselves, cannot conceive that their leaders could be so dishonest as to consistently tell them large lies about consequential matters.

    We have been told that these words were Hitler’s admission of how he planned to deceive the German people – but imagine the use his political rivals would have made of this when he was running for office if this were true. He couldn’t have been elected dogcatcher with an admission of such deceitful intention in print.

    In fact, the first sentence of the paragraph in which the Big Lie theory appears (in Chapter Ten of Mein Kampf) starts “But it remained for the Jews, with their unqualified capacity for falsehood…” and these lines begin the paragraph that follows: “These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes. From time immemorial, however, the Jews have known better than any others how falsehood and calumny can be exploited.”

  224. @JerseyJeffersonian

    Maybe Joe will get frustrated and call Roberts a dog-faced pony soldier,

    I believe Biden’s latest formulation is “a dog-faced one-horse pony soldier.”

  225. @J.Ross

    At least two known Antifa members were spotted among the throngs of pro-Trump protesters at the Capitol on Wednesday, a law enforcement source told The Post.

    On Gavin McInnes’s show Get Off My Lawn, he related how he was accused of participating in storming the Capitol Building because there was a photo of “him”. It turned out to be someone else who looks a bit like him. He showed the photo side by side with his face, and sure enough side by side you could see they were different people, but if you had just seen that guy among all the chaos, you could easily have thought you saw Gavin.

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