Friday, November 27, 2020

Black Friday Lamentations

On this Black Friday what do you say we reflect, along with The Federalist, on that amazing ‘victory’ Joey B posted? A win the likes of which has never before been witnessed in the entire history of the Republic. Imagine losing a larger share of the black vote than ever before to your Republican opponent and STILL getting 8 million more votes than even the Lightbringer himself: now that’s historic!

That’s a remarkable feat for any old career curruptocrat; it’s especially impressive for a basement dwelling, hair sniffing, groping, demented old fool like Joe.

A Joe rally, empty circles galore

Let’s review just how awesome his circle-jerkin’ “victory” was:

1. 80 Million Votes

For Biden to lose these key bellwethers by notable margins and still win the national election is newsworthy. Not since the Mafia allegedly aided John F. Kennedy in winning Illinois over Richard Nixon in 1960 has an American president pulled off this neat trick.

2. Winning Despite Losing Most Bellwether Counties

“Biden underperformed Hillary Clinton in every major metro area around the country, save for Milwaukee, Detroit, Atlanta and Philadelphia…big cities in swing states run by Democrats.…the vote even exceeded the number of registered voters.” In the states that mattered most, so many mail-in ballots poured in for Biden from the cities that he put up record-breaking numbers and overturned state totals that looked like comfortable leads for President Trump.

3. Biden Trailed Clinton Except in a Select Few Cities

“Donald Trump was pretty much the only incumbent president in U.S. history to lose his re-election while his own party gained seats in the House of Representatives.” Now that’s a Biden miracle!

4. Biden Won Despite Democrat Losses Everywhere Else

Amazingly, Biden beat the guy who lifted all other Republicans to victory. Now that’s historic!

5. Biden Overcame Trump’s Commanding Primary Vote

First,no incumbent who has received 75 percent of the total primary vote has lost re-election. Second, President Trump received 94 percent of the primary vote, which is the fourth highest of all time. Third, Trump set a record for most primary votes received by an incumbent when more than 18 million people turned out for him in 2020. 

Those weirdly socially distanced chairs at Old Joe’s events always reminded me of something I couldn’t quite put my finger on.

Scenes from Joe Biden's 2020 campaign rallies

It finally came to me:

The Empty Chair

It was the perfect metaphor for the second coming of Obama and it’s equally perfect for all that a Joey B presidency would bring. But we are not giving up yet.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020

I am blessed.

And I have so much to be thankful for it’s hard to know where to start. So I will start with you - the MOTI who gather here. We are like family whose members don’t always agree and some frequently squabble but are nevertheless connected by a deep common bond. Unlike real families our bond isn’t blood but rather shared values and principles; the very ones our country was founded on. We are bound together by our Constitution, the guide to building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish.

Here are a few of the specific things I’m grateful for:

I’m grateful I was born on the cusp of the 50s, when America was great and nobody was ashamed of that.

A Sears-Roebuck Dutch colonial – ‘colonial’ - you could never sell such a thing today!

I’m grateful to have been born to a world where individual freedom, self-reliance and personal responsibility were core values of everyone who aspired to be a good citizen - and that was nearly everyone.

The freedom of the open road was a siren’s call

I’m grateful that I was born when America was seen as a melting pot and that was a good thing, not bad. A time before ‘cultural appropriation’ was a thing and if used at all applied only to the Brits raiding of Egyptian tombs.

Taco Tuesday wasn’t a thing and tacos weren’t racist

I’m grateful for having received an education focused on reading, writing, math, citizenship and critical thinking rather than critical race theory and other social justice propaganda.

I’m grateful that I was raised in a time when people corrected true injustices like Jim Crow laws rather than inventing fake victims in order to exploit them for political gain.

The Problem We All Live With (or Walking to School--Schoolgirl with U.S.  Marshals)' Giclee Print - Norman Rockwell | Art.comWhen the fight for equal rights was not about defunding police

 

I’m grateful for having been young when I didn’t have to feel guilty about everything I ate, drank, drove, bought or dreamed about for fear of killing the planet.

Just because it was cool

For these, and

I’m also grateful that 50 million Americans are traveling to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families this year, despite being advised not to by the CDC.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

It’s Chinatown

Question for all you guys on the left who were so concerned about Russian interference in the 2016 election: any thoughts on China’s in 2020?

Biden's National Security Pick Said US Should "Encourage" China's Rise & Not Contain It

And what do you suppose they expect in return for their money/interference?

Pretty much everything.

Ah yes, the sheer inevitability of it all.

It’s Chinatown.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Grab a Compass and Pack a Lunch

Of course it’s not normal. Nothing has been normal since Trump won the 2016 election – because, you see, he wasn’t supposed to win. So the faction that lost has been working non-stop ever since to effectively abort the election, as that is what they do.

Or does that just apply to babies?

Instead of attributing the loss to their own epic failure to persuade at least half the country to embrace their  left-of-Marxist plans for America and adjusting accordingly they not only doubled down on the socialist rhetoric, they also formed a South American junta to overthrow the rightful President. The coup has been in play ever since the election results announced Trump the winner – it was ‘the insurance policy.’ Deep State ‘officials’ were deployed to sabotage Trump’s administration. The intelligence community along with military brass worked to sabotage his foreign policy, they all worked in concert with the elected Ruling Class to impeach the President despite knowing they had no grounds – aside from lies – to do so. It was intended to weaken and effectively ‘cancel’ the rightful President. Because they didn’t like him, or us, and we won.

A fraudulently won election was simply the logical next step in this sinister cabal’s toolkit to ensure they would regain and maintain power. The Elite Ruling Class, you see, has deemed us unfit to rule ourselves, as specified in the Constitution. I suggest that Exhibit 1 in The People’s Case of Seditious Behavior Against Deep State and its Collaborators should be documented evidence of their disdain for us.

But as the article points out, the question before us today is to probe a most likely fraudulent election before or after the installation of a President:

That question is the one that lurks over the proceedings as various factions duke it out over the proper way to move on this: not merely to investigate (or not), but to talk about what happened, what may have happened, and how to phrase what we want out of the action checklist.

The first approach – let a new president be inaugurated – sees any investigation as being of collateral procedural interest.  It wouldn’t be unimportant, per se.  But it shouldn’t interrupt an outcome that is being framed as the conventional outcome: the one like all other outcomes, in which there may be some moaning and groaning from the loser, but the collegial assumption rules, that we have a unified national purpose keeping a lid on the consequences of getting it wrong.

The second approach has a different premise.  That approach – don’t accept the electoral outcome as controlling until it has been fully authenticated – amounts to waging a fight.  It’s not a fight against the electoral outcome.  It’s a fight for the electoral outcome.  It’s a fight to make sure it’s valid and fair, before agreeing to be governed by it.

The second approach says the stakes are too high to simply blow off the possibility of being wrong.

The author explores the implications of either route.

There is a profound, unbridgeable disagreement between two factions here.  One faction is not willing to prioritize authenticating the vote above all else.  That faction is more willing to accept perceived social alignment and convention – not dispositive situational proof – as the basis for agreeing to the most important decisions about governance, such as who shall take office.

That set of motivations tacitly assumes that there is little meaningful consequence for accepting voting outcomes that may well have been shaped by fraud.

The other faction cannot agree to be governed by a voting outcome produced by fraud.  This faction is motivated by the certainty that to accept such a thing is to be governed by lies and corruption, and cannot turn out well by any calculation.  It’s worth fighting against a potentially fraudulent outcome, and not merely taking notes on it and hoping to do something about it later.

And he concludes, not surprisingly, that we have arrived at critical point in history.

This is a profound crisis for America.  In my view, it has reached the level of the question of slavery, which was too big an issue to be settled by conventional expectations for courts of law and social and political transactions.

In 1861, there were many Americans, as there are many today, who didn’t see the question as being that much beyond the scope of ordinary remedy. But it was… 

…the spiritual divide between Americans who don’t perceive a crisis (or whose intention is to provoke one and benefit from it), and Americans who do perceive one, could not be deeper. Either there must be a fight, to authenticate the 2020 vote and ensure that it produces a new president only if it was really honest and fraud-free, or there need not be a fight, but only a formulaic consultation which cannot possibly establish the meaningful absence of fraud.


If the choice is supposed to be the latter, voting is meaningless anyway, and no one is under moral compulsion to agree to be governed by its “outcomes.

Remember: it’s not normal to be cancelled for wrong-think in a free society.

It’s not normal to be ostracized by relatives and former friends because you hold different political views.

It’s not normal to be accused of being a conspiracy nut, a liar and/or a fantasist when you see evidence that points to systemic voter fraud. 

It’s not normal to be gaslighted by every mainstream media outlet.

None of this is normal. We’ve entered the post-normal political world. Welcome to unexplored territory.

Grab a compass and pack a lunch.

Monday, November 23, 2020

You Vill Report Your Neighbors Comrade, And You Vill Not Post This Meme!

Ah! Now I see what the BLM crowd meant by “re-imagining how law enforcement works in this country.”

And here we were all worrying – unnecessarily it turns out - that they meant replacing cops with social workers. Fear not comrades: they had something altogether different in mind. Something a little more…Schutzstaffel-ly; and we’re all being deputized.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wants residents to call the police on their neighbors over violations of the state’s latest coronavirus shutdown, which includes a six-person limit on in-home gatherings.

The temporary “freeze,” which went into effect Wednesday, restricts indoor at-home and social gatherings to six people from no more than two households, with no exceptions for Thanksgiving dinner get-togethers. – WT

And about that ‘defunding the police’ plan of theirs - they may need to rethink it altogether. Where they’re heading they need a bigger police force, not smaller.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz's tweet sends controversial message ahead of  Thanksgiving holiday | KFOX

Wow, I can’t wait to see what these Nazis do with Christmas.

“Gretch the Grinch”

Trenton Michigan restaurant, closed down by Wretched Gretchen’s executive order for the 2nd time this year, provides editorial comment in front of his shuttered-except-for-takeout restaurant.

WARNING: This message has not been approved by Herr Zuckerberg for posting.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Salt. Light. Kraken.

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:13-14

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Is there any doubt in your mind but what it’s past time to salt the earth?

…turn on the light?

And release the Kraken!

Kraken Rum Bus — Oink Creative

Get aboard Pussy, we’ve got to Make America Great Again.

It’s the last shining city on a hill.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The World Is A Complicated Place. Take A Nap And Wait For Dinner.

“People don’t realize how hard it is to speak the truth to a world full of people that don’t realize they’re living a lie.” – unattributed

 

Not really fiction anymore | Venn Diagram Parodies | Know Your MemeDystopian worlds: not just for fiction anymore

Perhaps there’s not enough evidence to satisfy Tucker Carlson and his News Corp producers, but 72 million Americans know that this election was a sham and fraud. And while we don’t know all the specifics we do know that it was perpetrated by the proponents of the Great Reset and One World Order. Oh wait – does that make me sound too much like a John Birch nutter?  Do I fall in the camp of the conspiracy whack-jobs? That’s okay with me; there are only 3 camps you can fall in and the other 2 are far worse:

Camp 1:  The “conspiracists” who look at election results across the country where urban vote counting stopped inexplicably around 3:00 AM in order to allow “adjustments” to arrive by machine count and pony express ballot deliveries - and who suspect a whole lot of election fraud was going on. Because….voila! Just as the cognoscenti told us prior to election day “it might look like Trump is winning on election day but when ALL the ballots are counted Biden will be declared the winner.” This camp consists primarily of skeptical conservatives who have been observing Democrats’ election behavior for decades.

Camp 2: the camp of the concessionaires who just want to call a stop to it all and continue on our merry way to Hell in a handbasket. Mainly populated by RINOs and Never-Trumpers.

Camp 3: The rest of the country who by and large reside in Plato’s allegorical cave, exclusively viewing  shadows cast by Big Media and where actual facts don’t matter as they are uncomfortable coming out of their cave.

Whichever camp you’re in we are told we’re to accept now as doctrine their “truth” that this country freely and fairly elected a senile, corrupt old fool who held car “rallies” and masked circle-jerks in order to refute his own previous positions in which he favored the end of fracking (energy independence), open borders, Black Lives Matter/ANTIFA thuggery, the continuation of China screwing American businesses and higher than a kite taxes on the middle class. And did so while telling us, Freudian or not, that “we have put together I think the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”

I’m beginning to think that leftists were all raised by Calvin’s father.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Abandon All Hope

I still don’t know how to process all of yesterday’s weirdness. One would think that a room full of journalists - presented with specifics outlining how widescale coordinated voter fraud was executed against an American President during a supposedly free and fair American presidential election – would have been flying out the room by the hundreds in a rush to become real investigative journalists. Real journalists couldn’t wait to pursue this story and dig up more data (pro tip – no digging even required) further exposing this  massive fraud in pursuit of the once prestigious Pulitzer Prize.

Instead the journo-lemmings have all gone flying over the cliff of perfidy and are soaring towards its bottomless pit of woe.

Dante's Inferno: a helpful diagram to eternal damnation |

Well, technically it’s not bottomless, it ends with the 9th ring of hell which is reserved for the treacherous amongst us.

Quotes About Dantes Inferno Hell. QuotesGram

So traitors, have a nice life…and afterlife. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Soul Man Cometh

We Chumps are not likely to be as pleased as Chucky about his plans for how Joey can spend our money without our consent - before it’s even “deemed” to be “his” to spend.

Of course forgiving student loans was Pocahontas’ plan to win the Dem primary. Didn’t work out well for her, possibly for the same reason referenced by Damon, above - Chump anger:

A man approached Warren with a question. “My daughter is getting out of school. I’ve saved all my money [so that] she doesn’t have any student loans. Am I going to get my money back?”

“Of course not,” Warren replied.

“So you’re going to pay for people who didn’t save any money, and those of us who did the right thing get screwed?”

A video of the exchange went viral. It summed up the frustration many feel over the way progressive policies so often benefit select groups, while subtly undermining others. Saving money to send your children to college used to be considered a hallmark of middle-class responsibility. By subsidizing people who run up large debts, Warren’s policy would penalize those who took that responsibility seriously. “You’re laughing at me,” the man said, when Warren seemed to wave off his concerns. “That’s exactly what you’re doing. We did the right thing and we get screwed.”

That father was expressing an emotion growing more common these days: he felt like a chump. 

City Journal

Yup, that’s us alright, the “chumps” as Soul Man Joe calls us.

“We don't do things like those chumps out there with the microphones, those Trump guys.” But don’t worry, just because we’re chumps doesn’t mean Joe won’t be in our camp:  “I’ll work just as hard for those who don’t support me as those who do, including those CHUMPS with the microphone out there.”

Well no thank you Mr. Soul Man, not only did you not win but I quite got my fill of disdainful contempt during your former boss’ tenure. So don’t be surprised if we chumps are a little bitter and continue to cling to our guns and religion in reaction to the antipathy you and your cohorts hurl at we deplorables – just because we hold different political beliefs than the Enlightened Wons.

And don’t ever ask me again why we can’t all just get along. When people hate you for ideological reasons they are very, very difficult to get along with. And if you don’t believe me, just ask any of those “moderate” Muslims terrorists, foreign or domestic.

Rashida Tlaib Slammed a "Hateful" Note for Ilhan Omar Left on Her Office  Door | Teen VogueIlhan and Rashida – what a great idea, let’s give legislative power to people who hate our constitution, our country and our way of life. Who’s in?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Open Thread Today Kids!

Open thread today kids, have fun!

Will be back tomorrow with regular programming and much more about the shadows on the wall.

I’m off to, hopefully, take Raj home.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

‘Whoa, I’m A Ghost, Living In A Ghost Town’

I have lots to do before heading off to the surgery center for Raj’s knee replacement so I leave you with a song in honor of Governor Gretch’s re-imposition of the statewide shutdown as of tomorrow.

It’s a newish  Stones song released earlier this year that captures the current cootie zeitgeist.  Welcome to Living In A Ghost town 2.0. And be prepared for many, many subsequent updates unless we the people reclaim our freedom and demand the right to determine for ourselves whether we wish to wear motorcycle helmets or not.

    

     Whoa, oh, whoa, oh

I'm a ghost
Living in a ghost town
I'm a ghost
Living in a ghost town

You can look for me
But I can't be found
You can search for me
I had to go underground
Life was so beautiful
Then we all got locked down
Feel a like ghost
Living in a ghost town, yeah

Once this place was humming
And the air was full of drumming
The sound of cymbals crashing
Glasses were all smashing
Trumpets were all screaming
Saxophones were blaring
Nobody was caring if it's day or night

Whoa, oh, whoa, oh

I'm a ghost
Living in a ghost town
I'm going nowhere
Shut up all alone

So much time to lose
Just staring at my phone

Every night I am dreaming
That you'll come and creep in my bed
Please let this be over
Not stuck in a world without end

Whoa, oh, whoa, oh
Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh…

    
Keith Richards/Michael Jagger
       
 
       Will report back later, but surgery’s not scheduled until 1:00 pm so it will be a good while. Do behave.

Monday, November 16, 2020

What Are the Odds?

Our doe-eyed Governor comes through for us once again.

Gov. Whitmer closing high schools, colleges, in-person dining, casinos, movie theaters

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced wide-ranging new restrictions limiting gatherings at high schools, colleges and restaurants Sunday night to combat what she described as the "worst moment" yet in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The restrictions, imposed through a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services order [ed. because the Michigan Supreme Court said she wasn’t allowed to do so by edict anymore, this is the ‘legal’ work-around], will take effect Wednesday and be in place until they end on Dec. 8. Under the order, indoor residential gatherings will be limited to two households at any one time.

"The situation has never been more dire," Whitmer said Sunday. "We are at the precipice, and we need to take some action."

Ah yes, those damn precipices.

Dr. Do-A-Lot-More

I wish we all had a governor as enlightened (and self-aware) as New York’s:

‘Abuse Of Power Is A Virus,’ Gov. Cuomo Says

And he would know.

So: what do you suppose the odds are that Raj’s scheduled surgery proceeds as planned on Wednesday?

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Our New Electoral Religion

Calvin and Hobbes on Twitter:

An aside: this is my entry into the 2020 Evergreen Tweets contest. Please vote for me, ballots will be accepted through December…of 2021.

Evidence supporting my entry (so far):

DC MAGA March: Trump Visits Large Crowds, Antifa/BLM Attack [UPDATE]

Pelosi Sends Brutal Warning To McConnell – Says He’s In For Rude Awakening When Biden Is President

Protesters Stomp on Trump Supporter's Head After D.C. Rally

Antifa Goes Wild in D.C., Attacking Trump Supporters, Even Terrorizing Children and the Elderly

This didn’t just happen you know; none of this just happened. It represents a lot of behind the scenes, dedicated hard work.

As well as the development of some new twists on old tricks.

Imaginary numbers | Calvin and Hobbes | Know Your Meme

And when all is said and done you just have to accept the results on faith.

You either believe the numbers, or you don’t –it’s like religion for Leftists.

The only thing: unlike religion the new electoral math can be litigated. And audited.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Revolution: It’s Not Just For Marxists Anymore

Two selections from my file of  “The Wisdom of the Un-Cowed” for your Caterday entertainment:

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And…

Fast approaching that point where anger Trumps fear and it’s a dangerous place my friends. It’s growing harder, but I’m not conceding until our President concedes.

“Before a revolution happens, it is perceived as impossible; after it happens, it is seen as having been inevitable.” — Rosa Luxemburg

Revolution: it’s not just for Marxists anymore.

Friday, November 13, 2020

We’re Gonna Need A Lot More Coffee

Summer is long gone, autumn is about to run into winter’s headwinds.

We are told by Voltaire that the most important decision we will ever make is to be in a good mood.

Given the headwinds headed our way I’m going to file that astute suggestion under “easier said than done” - a phrase tht’s always true, seldom helpful. Still, I'll try, as soon as I have some more cofveve.

Choosing a good mood today is going to require total caffeination. 

I may not even wait for the hot water.