Saturday, October 16, 2021

Joey: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Gerald Baker wrote an interesting piece a few weeks back. Baker abhors, as do most of the WSJ editors, Trump’s “non-presidential” behavior and takes every opportunity to whine about it. But if you can get past his complaint about Trump’s “continuing refusal to accept the results” his thesis is interesting. He outlines how it was the Trump haters, the partisan elites of all ilks including the leftist media, who let their deep-seated, personal hatred of Trump undermine our republic and destroy the legitimacy of government.

Trump-haters, not Trump. It is they who are responsible for ensconcing our current Mickey Mouse president who ostensibly heads up and directs the most powerful nation on earth:

The Biden presidency is a metastasizing shambles, a real-world case study in the perils of progressive impossibilism: open borders; fiscal incontinence; naive strategic idealism; mask-wielding, mandate-waving, dissent-canceling, authoritarian collectivism. Mr. Biden is Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice in Walt Disney’s brilliant, nightmarish “Fantasia.” He’s seized the magician’s big hat and now everything he touches becomes a cascading waterfall of destruction.

Joey, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: that is nothing short of epic.

joey screwup apprentice

Actually, the “nightmarish” plot is a very, very old story going back some 2,000 years, cast as a poem by Goethe in 1797 and reimagined again by Disney as a set piece in the 1940 animated Fantasia film. It’s the legend of an apprentice to a sorcerer who starts practicing the boss’s magic before learning how to control any of the spells. Hijinks ensue.


Sorcerer's Apprentice – Fantasia

I remember that Obama questioned what magic wand Trump had:

obama trump magic wand

We might all wonder who handed Joey the magic stick that he is so clearly inept at wielding. His old black magic just kind of keeps on spinning. Not just “open borders; fiscal incontinence; naive strategic idealism; mask-wielding, mandate-waving, dissent-canceling, authoritarian collectivism” but also supply-chain breakdown, violent crime, runaway inflation and public education atrocities. One wonders how much more of such wizardry one magic kingdom can endure before spinning out of control entirely.

I might mention that the only way to slow the velocity down is through friction and resistance; so keep up the good work. Resistance is NOT futile.

disrupt the force resist we much

Now, as we’ve fairly established that Joey is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the real question we should be asking ourselves is…who is the Sorcerer? Enquiring minds want to know.

black cat  don't fuck with me karen“I am curious, what is this thing you call ‘master?’”

Friday, October 15, 2021

Resist We Much!

Reportedly 50% of the Chicago police force is set to defy the Mayor’s order to report their vaccine status by today.

The first major test of a vaccine mandate applied to municipal employees will take place this weekend in Chicago, where up to half of the city’s police force is set to defy the mandate by failing to report their vaccine status.

Officers and other city employees who fail to report their vaccination status by Friday will “be placed in a non-disciplinary, no pay status,” according to the mayor’s office

“It’s safe to say that the city of Chicago will have a police force at 50% or less for this weekend coming up,” said Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara.

Although to be honest the police stand down threat brings to mind the eternal philosophical question: “If the police stand down in Chicago and nobody notices does it leave a mark?”

weekend in chicagoJust another typical weekend in Chicago

Well this is a fine kettle of fish.  Fred C. Dobbs has captured the nature of the dilemma perfectly:

Governing Class: Get the failing vaccine or you have to stop working!

Working People: Okay, we'll stop working.

Governing Class: Uh....

Honestly, at this point it might be wise to reevaluate your city’s situation Mayor. You know, assess where the greater threat lies.

chicago shootingsNote: that’s 214 child deaths due to COVID in the WHOLE COUNTRY.

For everyone else allow me to extend this sound advice, first proffered decades ago by Angela Davis, communist, black militant, college professor and Soledad Sistah:


change the things we can't acceptYeah, that’s a MAGA hat

The funny thing about Leftists - they never think their ideas will be used against them. That’s just one of the things that makes them stupid. And with that in mind I would like to salute The Reverend Al Sharpton for his keen observation and crisp delivery (I think he was Joe Biden’s understudy at one time, or maybe it was the other way around).

al resist

And they had the gall to ridicule Donald Trump’s oratory.


Alinsky Works For Us Now – Let’s Go Brandon!

Thursday, October 14, 2021

This Crap’s Been Going On For A Very Long Time: Throwback Thursday Edition

Remember when Obama brayed about “fundamentally transforming America” and the Left cheered, as  though he was the country’s savior?

1967_Saul_Alinsky_transforming_thumb[2]Inspired by the agitprop of Saul Alinsky, packaged for the millennial generation

And transform he did: LA, San Francisco, Ferguson, Baltimore…


ows ferguson baltimore

One need look no further than  BLM and the “White Supremacy” movement to see just how successful he was at this transformation. But as Obama himself told us, ‘he didn’t do that on his own, somebody else helped him do that.’ One of those “somebodies” was Bill Ayers, aka “just some guy in the neighborhood” who served as one of the behind-the-curtain puppet masters manipulating Obama’s rise to power.

Bill Ayers you recall was the co-founder of the Weather Underground, a communist revolutionary terrorist group from the 60s-70s. He and his wife were fugitives for years and on the FBI’s Most Wanted List until charges were dropped due to illegal actions by the FBI agents – the more things change the more they remain the same. At that point Ayers emerged as an influential professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There he focused on “school reform” and edited and wrote many articles and books on education, including a series titled Teaching For Social Justice. As Sol Stern once wrote “calling Bill Ayers a school reformer is a bit like calling Joseph Stalin an agricultural reformer.” Nevertheless, he spent his career training teachers to be effective tools in the agitprop machine humming away behind the scenes to fundamentally transform America.

And transform they did! Exceeding even their own expectations I suspect. In the span of one decade they’ve managed to vilify everything from music (Stop! In The Name Of All That’s Good and Holy) to math  (SHUT UP AND CODE®) both of which have been labeled “White Supremacist” because…EQUITY!

The next target in the war on normalcy appears to be the nuclear family – which is what all the gender nonsense has been about all along. There is no more critical institution to dismantle in order to make the State your daddy than the actual family. This of course is well documented and exemplified by the Black family where, thanks in large part to Lyndon Johnson and the Democrats’ Great Society they’ve “transformed”  from 80% intact nuclear families in 1960 to today where 80% are fatherless households.

And that’s working out so well that, as Kendall Qualls tells us, we want to create more of it:

According to NCFR (National Council on Family Relations), the nuclear family is now a vehicle of “family privilege” – yet another new term – and white supremacy, a “structure” that no longer is viewed as one that nurtures young children, provides them with stability and security, and prepares them for successful and emotionally sound adulthood.

Instead, NCFR now says the family of mom, dad, and kids has mistakenly been upheld as “superior to all others” and “creates systemic barriers to equal opportunity and justice for all families.”

So yes, intact families, something that has existed in every civilization since time began, must go. They are unfair, unequitable and hopelessly white. 

And that my friends, is why BLM, CRT and Gender Equality are all on the New World Order’s list of “must haves.” We need to break all chains to the past in order to have you accept the NWO as your lord and savior.


But don’t worry! They’ve something much better in mind: submit to the supremacy of your betters!

Because aristocracies have always turned out so well. Thus has it always been with the left, thus it will always be.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Let’s Go Handmaidens!

An Update From The Ruling Class: Our handmaidens are not doing their jobs correctly!

Pelosi Scolds Reporters, Says They Should ‘Do a Better Job Selling’ Massive Reconciliation Package

Pelosi-scaledThis soulless ghoul looks more and more like the walking dead with each subsequent press conference

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded the media Tuesday for not doing more promotional messaging for the program.

Asked whether Democrats have failed to effectively persuade the public that a massive influx of social spending is necessary, Pelosi turned the question around on the reporter.

“Well I think you all could do a better job of selling it, to be very frank with you, because every time I come here I go through the list: medical leave, climate, the issues that are in there,” Pelosi said. – Fox

She wrapped up her tongue-lashing with this flourish “whether they (Americans) know it or not, they overwhelmingly support it.” By all reports the Build Back Better  *spit*  plan currently consists of 2700 pages, few of which, if any, have been read by any of our Congressional representatives. And I guarantee you that Head Honcho Pelosi has read exactly zero. Because remember: they have to pass the bill in order to find out what’s in it.

Now I haven’t read it either but I understand that there is $3 billion for “tree equity” and that’s good enough for me.

dead tree planterThe LGBTQIA2S+ Equity Tree (note: it’s dead, but don’t let that stop you!)

Plus I can assure you that of the $6 Trillion in additional spending, 5-10% will go for actual infrastructure and 90-95% for pork, pork and more pork. But the best part: IT COSTS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

So chop! chop! all you good little Democrat media handmaids and handmen (and trans-hands):

handmaid and men

You’ve got a job to do! Let’s Go Brandon!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Bad Remake Of Groundhog Day In America. Every.Single.Day.

It’s like Every. Single. Day. is Groundhog Day around here. Same news every morning.

  • 60,0000 migrants headed to crash our borders and take over the country (nobody seems to know why, or how to to stop it).

Maybe it’s because the person who’s ostensibly “in charge” of the border is busy making videos with kids instead of meeting with the heads of state whose countries these “migrants” are migrating through unchecked. Yesterday we discovered that Kamala’s video, “Get Curious with Vice President Harris” consisted exclusively of child actors carefully selected for their diverse ethnicity – and ability to look like a STEM student.

Vice President Kamala Harris welcomes five kids aged 12-14 years old for a conversation for a YouTube Special, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, at the Vice President’s Residence in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
I’m not saying these kids aren’t STEM students but as they all have agents odds are they aren’t.

I’m curious why they felt they needed fake kids, they just sat there stoically listening to Kamala’s fake orgasm. Makes sense I guess: fake kids, fake enthusiasm, fake Veep. Let’s Go Brandon!

Other Groundhog Day incidents recently noted around the country:

  •  “Supply chain” problems continue, creating massive shortages and outages across the country as ships back up at ports (nobody seems to know why or how to stop it), containers back up at shipping terminals (nobody seems to have a handle on why or how to fix it).

Maybe we should put Kamala in charge of supply chain problems too.

  • Labor shortages, instead of contracting, continue to grow in every business segment from restaurants to hospitals, to airlines.

Weird: wherever you pay people not to work there’s a shortage of workers and wherever you mandate vaccines there are labor shortages.

sw lets go brandon

Conversely, whenever you pay people to break the law, they will do so willingly.

vamos brando

Huh. I wonder how we could possibly get a handle on this ongoing mystery?

trump miss me yet


ETA this postscript from Michael Walsh:

Today, the economy is in chaos, supply chains have been disrupted, inflation is soaring, race relations are poisonous, crime including murder is way up, the energy business is assaulted on all fronts even as the industrialized nations face the prospect of a winter without reliable power, and China is rattling its plastic sabers.

And yet the befuddled Biden’s principal concern is forcing a thoroughly anti-American, unconstitutional series of vaccination “mandates” on the American work force that has—thankfully—finally brought the country to its boiling point.

Let’s go, Brandon!

Monday, October 11, 2021

Goodbye Columbus*

columbus philly

If Columbus Day was a Bill O’Reilly book:

KILLING COLUMBUS(Apologies to Michael Ramirez. And, I guess, Bill O’Reilly.)

Gary Kasparov, former chess slave under the former Soviet Union regime, has this to say about woke America’s commitment to cancelling Christopher Columbus:

(Columbus) achieved great things and is worthy of being honored for them with a national holiday. His incredible feats of exploration were due to individual qualities that Americans should find admirable, and once did in near unanimity. Holding historical figures to modern standards of morality is a method of antihistorical political control—much like the pseudohistory I grew up being taught in the Soviet Union.

… Soviet history books portrayed these men as callow imperialists who exploited the natives the way their capitalist descendants exploited the proletariat. This also prepared me to hear the same tropes repeated by Western leftists today…

Their accomplishments should not blind us to their flaws, but neither should their flaws blind us to their achievements…

History is not a zero-sum game. We can honor indigenous people and all they represent—and all they lost—without erasing the greatest achievements of the Age of Discovery. I will be celebrating Columbus Day, and I hope you’ll join me. - WSJ

I will happily join Mr. Kasparov, but Columbus fans in Philadelphia will no doubt be in mourning again this year as the Columbus statue in Marconi square remains in a plywood box where it’s been since June of 2020, ostensibly for safekeeping against the marauding hordes.

columbus-statue.getting boxed pngColumbus’ light getting put under a bushel in June, 2020 where it remains today due to yet another court overruling a lower court order

It is truly a mark of our lawless times that a statue of a great historical explorer needs to be shut away to prevent it from being destroyed. Shameful and ultimately suicidal.

*The first post I wrote titled “Goodbye Columbus” was written in 2009. I was so much younger then and actually thought we could and would turn this nonsense around. I didn’t think I could grow more cynical then I was at that point but history has proven me wrong, again.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The Sun Rises Everywhere

A few random, loosely related thoughts for a rainy Sunday:

How did this happen? By banishing morals and ethics from our institutions in the name of “fairness” and “equity” and replacing them with relativism and subjectivism which are the playgrounds of scoundrels. It happened when we allowed moral evaluation to be displaced by perception, received wisdom, and “consensus” defined as majority opinion; by allowing truth to be replaced by relativism and subjectivism, both of which spring from the domain of feelings.

feelings ethicsThis means something very different to liberals than it does to conservatives and libertarians: please discuss amongst yourselves.

Hint: Some believe that feelings need to be guided by rational arguments while some believe it’s the other way around.

But don’t let me and my musings disturb your second Sunday in October – there are only 3 more this year to enjoy. My advice:



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And remember:

old barn at sunrise

The sun rises everywhere, even through the ruins.