Knox, Knox.
What a Drag.


  • April 14, 2023 at 12:15 am
    President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

    Nah. Gunpowder doesn’t need a diplomat.
    Just (and I think it was Teddy R) “talk softly and carry a big stick”.

    And showing that YOU have PMs and visibly doubting that the FedGov has any……that’s a big stick.

  • April 14, 2023 at 12:23 am
    Too Tall

    You mean no redheads.

    Zed, Thomas Jefferson would take offense at your remark.

    But, after allowing for him as the exception that proofs the rule, the set of great diplomats who were redheads might just be a null set.

    • April 14, 2023 at 12:49 pm

      Ask Javier to Holo into Janet’s office or while she is in the shower.
      Might make her resign if he does the Christmas Carol on her.
      Wonder who the Spirits should be. Just a thought.

      • April 14, 2023 at 11:17 pm

        There are four Ghosts: Marley (Franklin), Christmas Past (TR), Christmas Present ( Reagan ) and Christmas Future (Trump, just to put her into tachycardia)

  • April 14, 2023 at 12:28 am
    Too Tall

    Sam has a point. The competent adults in 1953 were from the Greatest Generation.

    We shall not see the likes of them pass this way again anytime soon.

  • April 14, 2023 at 12:30 am
    Too Tall

    Zed, there is something to be said for a diplomat who can make his point from two miles away with a single bullet, and not one that is on a PowerPoint slide.

    • April 14, 2023 at 1:02 am

      OK, so….this means that the use of a sniper rifle is the original Power Point Presentation? Cool. Always wondered where that term “bullet point” came from.

      • April 14, 2023 at 10:37 am

        The original ‘point-and-click’ interface 😉

    • April 14, 2023 at 7:01 am
      Bill G

      Barrett M82 … Long distance, the next best thing to being there.

      • April 15, 2023 at 6:42 pm

        The only thing better is UHF radio talking to CAS birds.

    • April 14, 2023 at 7:07 am

      It has been said that diplomacy is the art of saying “nice doggie” until your sniper has the range.

      clear ether


  • April 14, 2023 at 6:43 am
    Kyle Kiernan

    Sure it was audited. There was a whole movie about it. There was that British guy and the Korean guy in the vault checking out the gold. I remember it well.

    • April 14, 2023 at 7:08 am
      Bill G

      Lovely film, eh? Mr. Connery did a marvelous job in the role.

  • April 14, 2023 at 7:05 am
    Bill G

    Amazing, isn’t it, the way that feds suddenly obfuscate when auditing certain of their activities get mentioned? It’s almost as if they have something to hide!

  • April 14, 2023 at 7:28 am

    We have devolved to where those who were supposed to be competant and acting for the people and nation’s benefit are just minions of self benefit acting people of the sort that ‘Trust Buster’ Teddy Roosevelt had some success against. TR regretted the effect that his keeping his word and not running for President again had on the nation. He had decisions still to make for the people. He never considered himself a member of either political party, but one acting for the benefit of all citizens.
    We can act as well as we can on the decisions that we have before us.
    Bullion stick them, Sam.
    I wonder who the ace diplomat in the Gunpowder group will turn out to be?

    • April 14, 2023 at 8:04 am
      Too Tall


      A 4000 year cultural heritage of telling other peoples to go to hell, AND they look forward to the trip.

      • April 14, 2023 at 10:04 am

        People who heard (and lived) the adage differently…

        “Talk loudly and carry a bang stick.”

    • April 15, 2023 at 8:59 pm

      She can actually BE a carrot and a stick at the same time!

  • April 14, 2023 at 8:09 am

    There was a public site visit of one of the vaults at Fort Knox in 1974. Congresscritters, the sycophantic media, and other invited VIPs were on hand under the watchful eyes of Treasury officers armed with Tommy guns.

    But it was apparently only one or two vaults that were opened in 1974. Were the vaults picked at random? Or was everyone just led into a Potemkin Village Vault?

    Even this dated news footage reeks of fools’ gold.

    Meanwhile … smokin’ hot Sam seems to be channeling her inner Pussy Galore.

    Where’s the beef? Sam has got a real beef … with Ol’ Yellen showing distinct signs of hydrophobia.

    In the movie … that dog had to be put down.

    • April 14, 2023 at 5:00 pm

      Another difference? In the movie tears were shed when the old dog was put down.

    • April 15, 2023 at 4:59 am

      Bullion bars were chosen at random and melted down.

  • April 14, 2023 at 10:09 am
    Storm Shearon

    I have the distinct feeling that Fort Knox actually houses no gold what so ever, that it was removed and ‘distributed’ many years ago. This country runs on fiat currency, like the rest of the planet, and has done so for many decades. The full faith, blah, blah, blah of the US is meaningless. At some point, some one is going to expose the whole charade when they refuse to accept dollars or any other currency for any transactions.

  • April 14, 2023 at 11:22 am
    • April 14, 2023 at 12:43 pm

      I have a hunch that his meats, dairy and eggs will beat USDA Certified as clean by the distance from here to Forever.

      • April 14, 2023 at 5:24 pm

        I think that’s what it all boils down too. He’s selling without the big USDA approval and associated labels on his produce. You can grow and consume your own, no problem. Let your neighbors eat the same produce too, and there’s money changing hands, big problem.

        And speaking of problems and Texas, what’s up with that huge dairy fire a few days ago? I heard there was over 18,000 head perished in the blaze or had to be put down. What the “F” is so damn combustible in the middle of a cow yard that it can do that much damage?

      • April 15, 2023 at 9:05 pm

        Cow poop.
        When the underpen flushers fail, a lot of methane builds up.

        Reminds me of a story my dad told me about his childhood before the Wars:

        After a massive New England snowfall, all the neighborhood kids went over to a local farm where they climbed up onto the barn roof so they could jump into a massive snowdrift at one end. After 20 minutes of this entertainment, one of the kids made his jump and cracked through the crust of the manure pile that was really the foundation of the “snowdrift.” He started screaming, so they all worked to pull him out. He ended up in the hospital with serious burns.

  • April 14, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    In 1981 it was shown that ALL of the gold owned by the U.S. was being held as collateral against the national debt and could not be sold. The dept hit 1 trillion dollars that year. The National Debt is approximately 31 trillion dollars now. For all intents and purposes, there is no U.S. Gold at Fort Knox.

    • April 14, 2023 at 1:38 pm

      Default (strategic walk away) on the ChiCom debt and distribute the gold to the states.

  • April 14, 2023 at 3:53 pm
    cb ~
  • April 14, 2023 at 11:24 pm

    What the “F” is so damn combustible in the middle of a cow yard that it can do that much damage?

    Dung produces methane, which some livestock (and poultry) operations collect and use for heat, to generate electricity, etc. And that many cattle produce a lot of dung.

    Every now and then there is a story of a farmer going into the dung pit and being overcome by methane and other gasses. Often results in a double funeral, as their son goes into the pit to rescue him, and succumbs to the gasses as well.



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