Americans, Progressives ← Previous post Next post → Comments JTC Feb 03 2021 at 12:17 am Insanity would be a legitimate excuse. But what they are is pure evil, at the top. The millions like Douche there are just the excrement. TBeholder Feb 03 2021 at 4:10 am They are trained in circus environment, adapted to a surreal world. So even when there IS direct cause-to-effect relation, and skin in the game and they are not observed, so no way non-compliance will bite their tail, the circus monkeys keep pulling the same lever. That’s just what they are trained to do. But the sad thing is — if you think there’s something strange about them? Everyone here fantasizing about a miraculous “republic” that totally waits to manifest in flesh and brick if you wish just a little bit longer and a little bit stronger is in a boat of exactly the same model. There are several quite obvious reasons why it’s… not adequate. No doubt, a few less-obvious as well. Yes, you are much less deluded on a few things — for example, you don’t have to fool yourselves as to which one is the under-dog, and which one is the over-dog. But that’s about it. JTC Feb 03 2021 at 11:58 am What an ignorant and fatalist view; “fantasy, inadequate, deluded, foolish“…many said the same of conflicts with monarchies past, mostly out of pure personal cowardice…and in some cases a hidden loyalty to the oppressors I think. To say resistance of Communist control and separation from it is futile and we should meekly accept the fate of us, the eloi is that it? Which is to say that those who decided enough was enough and threw off the bonds of suffocating control in the 1760’s and again bravely if unsuccessfully in the 1860’s (would we be back in this grasp of benighted and ill-intentioned city-dwelling elites and their mongrel thugs if things had gone differently then?) More recently our parents saved the world because they were not cowardly…not a big FDR fan but when push came to shove he got one thing right…and the quote went further than the oft-quoted part… “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.“ Then as now. Let them have their teeming cities of literal and virtual sewage and their deep and deadly swamp…we will take our freedom and our Constitution and our beliefs and our assets, and defend our newly defined borders either by peaceful separation and agreement or by force and armed defense. The Constitutional Republic of America awaits for those like-minded among us who are not cowardly and will not accept an assigned role of secondary status or cancellation of our culture…and will fight for it and our freedom as our brave forbears fought for theirs. Man up or just crawl away, the choice is ours. TBeholder Feb 04 2021 at 5:09 am Which is to say that those who decided enough was enough and threw off the bonds of suffocating control in the 1760’s and again bravely if unsuccessfully in the 1860’s …are long dead. Which brings us straight to the most obvious flaw. Even if we assume for a moment that the entire air castle mythology makes sense and is even true, this leaves a simple and inescapable point: that “eternal vigilance” thing is not a solution, it’s a problem — specifically, a technical contradiction. Because you cannot be eternally vigilant. You need to sleep. Likewise, the whole peoples observably gets tired and sleepy. This problem was not solved, so what happened was the predicted result of not finding a way to implement the impossible once more. And without eternal vigilance any nostalgia for this particular path is just so: nostalgia. Things went downhill already. Now even if you somehow could push them a little up the hill on the exact same path, you would be merely imitating Sisyphus. Sooner or later you’d be out of breath, and it rolls downhill right over you. Or in biological terms: leftism is adaptive. Obviously, it already have adapted to yesteryear’s “silver bullet” cures. Thus replicating these is useless at best, and gives advantage to the infection at worst. Kafiroon Feb 03 2021 at 12:48 pm Meh. Whatever those over-dogs think they are in charge of fails real fast if others like me decide on a “little” non-compliance. Without quite a number of their “services” not happening, the screaming is immediate. Say cell phones, truck delivery or try electricity. Push peons to far is “fantasy”, a winged little lizard. JTC Feb 03 2021 at 2:10 pm Not sure how “a little” non-compliance” equates to taking control of infrastructure and withholding it? Taking and controlling infrastructure and other assets within the borders of a proclaimed sovereign nation otoh…? Too Tall Feb 03 2021 at 12:30 am The rank and file of the left are lying sacks of porcine excrement. Their leaders are sub-viral filth. interventor Feb 03 2021 at 1:11 am Worked in Ft. Worth, Texas, for three years. Like the place, folks were friendly and food was good and cuisines varied. However, as a southerner, beef ain’t barbeque. Not that what Texans turn out isn’t good. But, real barbeque involves a total commitment by a pig. jim Feb 03 2021 at 1:22 am In Kentucky, real bbq requires total commitment from sheep. https://www.moonlite.com/ And arguably the best bbq in the world is the beef short rib at Jack Stacks in Kansas City. steveb919 Feb 03 2021 at 3:31 am Never heard of using sheep for BBQ. Not knocking it but just never heard of it. Agree with interventor I am a pork fan. Really great when you got the hog split and opened up face down. GREAT. Not tried the beef either so I can’t knock it either. Used to kill a hog about every other Saturday and cook for the friends and family. Have plenty of beer on hand and most of the guys were half done by the time we turned the pig over. Mike-SMO Feb 03 2021 at 4:11 am You’ll are being way too tolerant of the “Other”. That’ll just get you the “Blues”. Check the dialect before you get all warm and cuddly. Carolina Pulled Pork is where its at. Although this Damnyankee did grow a fondness for Brunswick Stew. ‘Sides I’d never seen an oak stir thingy with a bayonet stud. I hear it is traditional in the Old Dominion. Damn! She was fast with that stir-thingy! nonncom Feb 03 2021 at 8:34 am Some of the best I ever had was BBQ beef brisket chopped and served on a huge bun with Brunswick stew and cole slaw on the side, corn on the cob and Texas garlic toast…..maybe some southern style green beans….French Fries optional….My Grandfather used to be the cook at an old BBQ joint in South Daytona called Buck’s Barn, back in the 50’s…..unfortunately, he took his recipe for sauce with him….he could only make it 5 gallons at a time, but it was the best….to this day I’ve never tasted anything like it….totally unique…. MAJ Arkay Feb 03 2021 at 5:58 pm Native Texans recognize that any meat can be barbecued. That’s why we barbecue beef, pork, poultry, goats, venison, antelope, elk, sheep, fish, rattlesnake, crab — if it’s meat, we barbecue it. We refuse to limit ourselves to only pork. We just happen to like beef best of all. And frankly, the absolute worst I’ve ever eaten was that Carolina mess where they chuck vinegar all over a pig and call it barbecue. Not even. Henry Feb 03 2021 at 1:17 am I would have gone for “narcissistic ingrates.” I realize Austin isn’t California, but you aren’t going to find anything closer to it in Texas. If we’re lucky, they’ll ALL move back. That’ll solve one problem. Halley Feb 03 2021 at 1:37 am According to Sydney Powell’s map of the ACTUAL pre-Steal electoral college tally, CA is now a Red State. That miracle is quite possible, given the enormity of the steal (at least 9 million flipped to Xiden), the ruthlessness of The Coup, and its gaslighted aftermath by their now openly fascistoid media. It’s easy to forget, as Mordor now reigns unopposed in DC, that MAGA is still the supermajority – Red Tsunami – from coast to coast. They will soon be forcing us to forget that, and much much else… Escondido Vet Feb 03 2021 at 1:58 am Living here in CA I’m surrounded by people who are apparently sane in everyday life but become crazy when voting. Looks like Governor Hairdo might be in trouble, but the weak GOP will probably wimp out. Ty Ping Feb 03 2021 at 2:07 am I read about that overpaid, over-entitled doofus… Austin Texas just wasn’t California enough for him (too hot, hard to find the correct Indian food, etc) so he moved back, to hyper-expensive San Jose. May he stay there forever. GWB Feb 03 2021 at 9:16 am He wants to move to Reno, now, I believe. He still can’t figure out what it is about CA that makes it suck so. Henry Feb 04 2021 at 2:30 am It’s him, and people like him. steveb919 Feb 03 2021 at 3:34 am By the way RED they call that stupid and you can’t fix stupid. JSStryker Feb 03 2021 at 1:27 pm You can fix stupid but it is gonna hurt… Mike-SMO Feb 03 2021 at 4:16 am Looks like most evrywhere went Red except those where the business district was all charred black and over-cooked. Going to have to do something about that….. or you’ze next. My Way Or --> Feb 03 2021 at 8:24 am Plenty of feral hogs in Texas, and they need to be winnowed out. People from LaLaLand moved to Texas thinking they were just in a different neighborhood. Wrong. Maybe they’ll all move back to LaLaLand. NotYetInACamp Feb 03 2021 at 8:51 am Normalcy Bias. Created by Perception Management. The brainwashed are controlled without the overseer needing to be present most all of the time. The chains on the mind are strong. JTC Feb 03 2021 at 3:12 pm That psych prof down there sure spends a lot of pretty words to say what he and all of them really want to scream out loud -and that a few of the honest ones occasionally do- … “WHY DON’T YOU STUPID GUN-TOTIN’ BIBLE-THUMPIN’ COUSIN-HUMPIN’ IGNORANT NEANDERTHALS JUST DO WHAT WE TELL YOU, DON’T YOU SEE IT’S FOR OUR…I MEAN YOUR…OWN GOOD???” NotYetInACamp Feb 03 2021 at 9:00 am And, their institutions teach how to deal with us unbelievers, kufar and infidels. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/31/opinion/change-someones-mind.html “The Science of Reasoning With Unreasonable People Don’t try to change someone else’s mind. Instead, help them find their own motivation to change” They must lead us to the water of the souls, it seems they believe. It is all for the greater good, they believe. They believe that they have such compassion to seek to change us to them. GWB Feb 03 2021 at 9:18 am They call it “Science” but Progressivism is really a religion. John Feb 03 2021 at 10:05 am That’s an insult to religion. PaulS Feb 03 2021 at 9:03 am https://projects.propublica.org/represent/states/TX 13 of 36 Texas Congress Critters are Dems, including Sheila Jackson Lee, which basically is so bad as to say Texas is just as lost as anywhere. I say without joy. I’m in WA, where the entire election system is vote by Mail, so the fix is in, but I hate moving and figure that knowing your neighbors is going to be mighty important in the near future. Dread Feb 03 2021 at 9:39 am I you leave Cali because it sucks, and then find that where you moved to sucks, just maybe you’re causing the suck? DogByte6RER Feb 03 2021 at 10:03 am Austin Texas is as far left as San Francisco. Perhaps the only thing keeping Austin from going off of the edge is that it is the state Capitol and the conservative Republicans who dominate the state can influence state policies to keep the city’s leftists from getting too carried away. I recently watched a Lara Logan report via FNC about socialism and she mentioned a socialist bookstore in Austin that serves as a HQ and meeting/training place for Antifa/BLM types. Ref. https://www.foxnews.com/us/lara-logan-antifa-violence-political-entities Logan specifically cited and covered a bookstore called Monkeywrench Books. See: https://www.monkeywrenchbooks.org/ Halley Feb 03 2021 at 10:17 am Expecting Republicans, over and over again, to deliver a different result than conceding and acquiescing to the Left is, indeed, insanity. If we’ve learned one big thing since Nov. 3 it’s how threatening the America First agenda has been to the GOP. And with all the back-stabbing and collusion with The Coup, almost understandable that Trump would want to walk away from it all. WayneM Feb 03 2021 at 6:32 pm Yep… although Dan Bongino offers a coherent argument for taking control of the GOP from within rather than creating a third party… Canada has the same problem, if not worse, despite being multi-party. The two biggest parties are the Liberals and the Conservatives. Then there’s the NDP, the Greens and the People’s Party. The Liberals aren’t even close to liberal; they’re progressive (at least). Trudeau the Younger is pulling the party and the country hard left. The NDP used to be the hard-left party marginalized by their socialism… but the Liberals did an end-run around them to the left, leaving the NDP trying to figure out what they can do to out-Marx the Liberals. It’s ugly. The People’s Party… an unfortunate name to be sure, was formed by a disgruntled former Conservative Party leadership candidate who got fed up with the Liberal-Lite consultants and party insiders shooting down every actual conservative suggestion… so he decided to create a new party. Naturally, the worst of the right piled in so they’re represented in the media as being the Neo-Nazi White Supremacy Party… The Conservatives are much like the Republicans… a mix of social, fiscal and libertarian conservatives. The fuckwits running the party keep proposing Liberal-Lite policies and trying to kiss the media’s ring… and keep getting shocked when the media treats them badly. The current leader ran promising to be conservative… and as soon as it was established that he was leader, he turned left… markm Feb 03 2021 at 10:59 am Halley: Politicians want power. Why else would they go into politics? Leftist policies give them more power. So the only thing they want to have different between the parties is which powers they give themselves _next_. But while the Democrats have followed a consistent power-seeking path for a long time, the Republicans have occasionally had someone break ranks and try to allow a little freedom – Taft, Goldwater, Reagan, and the Tea Party. They suppressed the Tea Party as an organization, but it left behind a lot of more-or-less Republican voters who want smaller government. So the Republican establishment has become very skilled at working towards bigger government while pretending to do the opposite. Trump is no better at heart than the average power-seeker, but when the establishments of both parties rejected him, he tapped into the discontent among the Republican voters. And the establishments of both parties plus the news media conspired to crush him… However, most of the guns in this country still belong to citizens. Are the politicians going to make us use them? Precision270 Feb 03 2021 at 11:00 am That piece of excrement should be glad he chose Austin for his temporary move and not some place like Tyler, The Woodlands… ie true RED / Conservative Texas. He moved from cesspool to cesspool light and didn’t like the sight and smell of different septic tank fluid. Color me not very surprised. And yes, continuing to vote GOP and expecting a spine to appear is insanity. Not sure where we go from here (other than down) but I am open to suggestions that don’t involve Mittens, Cocaine Mitch and the other grifting sell outs. NotYetInACamp Feb 03 2021 at 11:25 am The time in between is when small pebbles are strategically tossed that may create landslides, avalanches, blooms and such. NotYetInACamp Feb 03 2021 at 11:14 am Maybe everything will now be susceptible to, or be required, to be cleared with what I hear is to be Beholden’s new created position of Reality Czar. The titular office holder now occupying the white house will appoint someone concerning Truth (and I assume faith and morals, dogma, and all interpretation.) Isn’t the attempted imposition of totalitarianism grand! NotYetInACamp Feb 03 2021 at 11:21 am Correction. The Beholden One is being pressured to do so. There I go again, Printing The Legend. I may be ahead of myself and of the titular one in the white house. Robin Datta Feb 03 2021 at 2:01 pm The Manchurian President? Kafiroon Feb 03 2021 at 1:08 pm Reality. What a concept. Guess who talked about that for you yunguns. In my ancient past, had that discussion in a class with the TA working on his Masters. The involved story is he was claiming something like reality depended on everyone’s perception. So I asked him, if he fell off a ten story building was death real or just his perception. Class was looking down silent. He hemmed and hawed awhile. He didn’t let me ask any more questions in that class. NotYetInACamp Feb 03 2021 at 3:49 pm I got myself kicked out of a religion class for asking questions like that. 🙂 John M. Feb 04 2021 at 12:10 am PoliSci in my case… JTC Feb 03 2021 at 4:56 pm Perception *is* reality. Just a matter of whose. Whose what? Exactly. The same for religion… The same *is* religion. interventor Feb 03 2021 at 11:47 am My update on the Wuhan flu. As of 31 January, the USA’s fatality rate (percentage of cases that died) is 1.7 percent. Which remains steady from 31 December. Bad news, Democrats are still the worst. Of the 25 states, plus DC, that voted blue in 2020, the average is 1.9 percent. Eleven of the 26 are over the national average of 1.7 percent or above. Eight of the 26 are 2.0 percent or above. Seven are 2.5 percent or above. For the 25 red states the average is 1.4 percent. Only two of the red states are over 1.7 percent. The same two are over 2.0 percent. Worst Blue States Fatality Rates: New York (3.0), New Jersey (3.1), Massachusetts (2.8), Connecticut (2.8), Pennsylvania (2.6) and the District of Columbia (2.5). Worse Red States Fatality Rates: Louisiana and Mississippi (2.2 each). Clearly, if one wishes to live, keep clear of Democrat run states. cb Feb 03 2021 at 6:48 pm Wuhan, meet Moscow ~ Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has 92% efficacy in trial: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55900622 Henry Feb 04 2021 at 2:35 am I’m still bumfuzzled that people are so impressed by a vaccine that has 92% efficacy against a virus that has a 99.5% survivability rate, “dropping” to 95% for those 70 or older. rochester_veteran Feb 03 2021 at 12:01 pm I live in Colorado and the state has been Californicated in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins and the Californians who transplanted here brought their politics with them and this region in the Front Range has the numbers of Progressives to flip the entire state blue. Trump/Pence won vs Biden/Harris in El Paso County where I live and Cory Gardner won the Senate race against Hickenlooper but because of the shear number of Progressives in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, their votes trump the rest of the state. It reminds me of the situation in New York State where I lived most of my life, that of Downstate and NYC dominating the elections and getting stuck with scumbag Andrew Cuomo as Governor for three terms! rickn8or Feb 03 2021 at 12:42 pm “Insanity” is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results. “Psychosis” is doing the same thing over and over, ONLY HARDER, and demanding different results. Kafiroon Feb 03 2021 at 1:13 pm Right On! The demanding that everything goes your way is the part where problems come to a head. JTC Feb 03 2021 at 4:34 pm We damn near got Obama Lite Instead we got Trump Junior. https://www.theepochtimes.com/florida-governor-desantis-to-penalize-big-tech-companies-for-unlawful-practices_3682424.html And his handling of the covid scam has been a model since Day One, successful as hell in spite of them, and they hate him for it. Wonder which side of the line our gov will be on in the Constitutional Republic of America? Wonder if DT will join him there…I mean they’re in walking distance to meet up and hatch some plans. Time’s Up! Need a LOT more like him. JTC Feb 03 2021 at 5:14 pm Heh… https://www.kitco.com/news/2021-02-03/Green-pledge-pushes-Japan-to-nuclear-restart-Cameco-trades-up.html Is the Greed Nude Eel Nookyaler? cb Feb 03 2021 at 10:07 pm I see a huge fire in Maricopa’s future… with fire department placed on ‘stand down’: https://thenationalpulse.com/breaking/bombshell-arizona-senate-resolution-threatens-arrest-of-maricopa-county-board-for-failure-to-adhere-to-subpoena-for-election-equipment-ballots/ Reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click here to have toons delivered to email This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.