Um, panels 1 and 2 didn’t just leave a mark on the First Babysitter, they left a couple of huge craters.
Boot. Then re-boot.
Jan’s taking care of the first part right now.
Then? 1A rules. Guaranteed by 2A. Why, it’s almost like a Free Republic!
And speaking of 2A, Brandon says I “need an F-15 and I’m not kidding!”
HELL yeah! He admits I need it to repulse his marxist march, and my Constitution says I can have one! Want!
Shake the martini, stir the pot. Bring it on!
Doesn’t LOOK like Mrs Biden… I don’t even see MR. Biden.
You have to follow the arm to the hand and identify the ass it’s connected to.
Boot … re-boot … just boot ‘em some more.
I can hear Nancy Sinatra singing in the background …
I didn’t even need to call the link to know where that’s going!
Gohd! I was SO in love with her when I was 12!
Joey Heatherton, Elke Sommer, Emma Peel …. those were the days
Watching that took me back. I remember sneaking downstairs and staying up late and seeing that, was it on Johnny Carson around 67 or 68? Anyway, made me think I wonder who the background dancers were, and what they are doing now. I thought that I was in heaven, they all looked like centerfolds back then.
Then re-boot went to ‘re-poot’ and ‘roo-de-poot’. God, I need some help…
How sexy were those little mini sweater-skirts on the backup dancers?
And how freaky is their costume change -and then back again- right in the middle of the song?
Didn’t know *at* that time just how much I would *miss* that time…
Do those Boots have spiked heels…
If the administration thought Skye was bad, they ain’t seen nothing yet with Jan.
The Mainstream Media – where Truth goes to die, and then is beaten to a pulp and stamped out by the Left’s Forever Jackboot.
Transparency and truth is like direct midday sunlight is to the proverbial vampires.
Persistence by the masses and the reporters shall turn the evil ones into withered ashes. Ineffectual and ignored. Take part. At the very least vote. Also communicate the truth.
I am not sure I care fot “semi-Fascist” thing. Some how, I’d rather the full Montie, if you don’t mind. I am after all from one of them Ukrainian tribes, and the Norse glyphs do sort of ring a bell. As it is, since anyone opposed to the Leftists, Bolsheviks, Woke, etc get called a Fascist, it already just means someone with an average IQ so the “semi” is kind of demeaning.
Love the CNN tie. I thought that was part of the bag label for lumpy Maine potatoes destined for the starch and gravy line.
Shouldn’t Jan have a “Skye News” tank top or some such that only partially conceals her 1911 or nun-chucks? Or maybe one of the “Glorp” people. A sharp tongue only gets you so far in DC.
In DC, a blade in the back seems to be the preferred response to a sharp tongue.
Sharp tongue costs extra and is harder to explain to the ER Docs…
I recall reading how the Red Army sent single Army groups into Ukraine 3 separate times with orders to subdue Ukraine, and never heard from them again. Parts of Ukraine had declared themselves an anarchy. They wanted nothing to do with the soviets or Russia. A maximum effort Red Army effort was made, and they seemed to have subdued them for a while.
Two of my grandparents were Magyar. From not far from the current Ukraine / Magyar border.
“News is up for a reboot” ~ You can say that again.
Why am I not surprised that this is Barry’s doing.
Fhis is from a report I get everyday:
InFocus: What’s behind the rise of the illiberal right wing?
In his latest column at The Atlantic, Never Trump conservative Tom Nichols says the country needs to get over its fear of using the word “fascism” to describe the illiberal, pro-Trump Republican Party.
Nichols rightly warns that Biden’s “semi-fascism” remark will alienate many voters, roughly half of whom voted for Trump in 2020. It’s “risky politics,” he writes, akin to Hillary Clinton’s “needless fumble” when she referred to the same segment of Americans as deplorables. (With his approval rating underwater, Biden is in no position to alienate anyone if he’s running for reelection, although I doubt he makes it to November 2024.)
But Nichols also writes that while the Republican Party is not literally a fascist party, Trump adherents are the “raw material” of a fascist movement awaiting a strongman who will lead them in turning back the tide of a democratic system. Nichols describes the country as being in a “prefascist interlude” where a pro-democracy coalition can still work to defeat the movement, but concludes that “time is growing short.” In another post in The Atlantic, Brookings Institution’s Jonathan Rauch similarly warns that a second Trump term “could bring about the extinction of American democracy.” Rauch goes on to accuse Trump, in a second term, of doing everything that Democrats have done: entrenching political power by stacking the federal bureaucracy, “co-opting the armed forces,” and “[bringing] law enforcement to heel.” According to Rauch, turnabout would be neither fair play nor democratic.
What’s missing in these repeated warnings of fascism is any attempt to address the underlying cause that propelled the Trump movement in the first place. I won’t rehash recent history here, other than to say that the ambitious expansion of progressivism and flirtation with Marxist socialism for eight years under Obama was the primary accelerator. Obama’s tenure was revolutionary, evidenced by his promise to “fundamentally transform” the country, and backlash was inevitable against his political and cultural revolution.
If Trump Republicans are becoming “anti-democratic,” it’s probably because they’ve lost faith in the “democratic system” and because their turn was stolen from them. Following what many conservatives saw as a stolen 2020 election, the Biden administration picked up the revolutionary mantle, continuing efforts to erase Old America traditions and ideals, and foster a new national identity for a New America at the cost of the old one. Political pundits continue to act as if anger is not a natural reaction and that Americans don’t have the right to oppose this swift political and cultural shift being forced upon them.
And if Trump Republicans are becoming “illiberal” it’s because the liberal system no longer works for them and, worse, actively opposes their self-interests. “Progress” on gender identity that attacks the development of children, critical race theory, open borders, policies that promote mass immigration and a political establishment that flaunts the political effects of eventual amnesty and pathways to citizenship, a “fiery but mostly peaceful” summer of 2020, the attempted popular revolution, and well-documented plans by left wing activists to overthrow a Trump 2020 win are all part of a political and cultural revolution driven by a pronounced cabal rewiring political and cultural norms. In Game Theory, “game theoretic defection” happens when one side changes the rules so frequently that the other side is forced to stop playing. This likely explains what’s happening now.
This is not the first time in history where conservatives and the political right have reacted strongly to similar political and cultural shifts. History is clear in showing that illiberal conservative movements are driven by another form of extremism: Marxism. Nichols and others will reliably point to 1930s Italy and Germany as the model for the American “prefascist interlude” without addressing the underlying factors. Mussolini used the threat of Bolshevism, which had already toppled and devastated the Russian Empire, to take power in Italy. Germany’s conservative Center Party initially opposed Hitler and the NDSAP, but reluctantly provided them support to oppose the growing Marxist-Leninist communist movement. Before that, in 1936, Spanish nationalists launched a coup against a narrowly elected socialist government to prevent the country’s alignment with Soviet communism. Something similar happened in Chile: Cuban-backed Salvador Allende won the 1970 election by 1.5% of the vote and instituted socialist reforms that crippled the Chilean economy. Faced with Allende doubling down on Marxist policies and destroying Chile through worsening food shortages and workers strikes, Pinochet led a coup in 1973. In 1929, Finland’s violent right wing Lapua movement was a backlash against growing communism, and this was after a short civil war against Bolshevik-backed Finnish communists just over a decade prior.
Reactionary right wing movements are the result of Marxist violence and revolution, and history is replete with other examples: the Philippines in the 1970s, Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, Guatemala, and undoubtedly others. A deep reading of history, or at least something deeper than mainstream warnings of fascism, shows that Marxism and the threat of revolt, overthrow, expropriation, and extermination is what gives rise to illiberal right wing movements. Pundits who engage in intellectual honesty and fairness would point this out. If they spent half the time solving the illiberal left wing problem as they do the other, there would be no growing illiberal right wing. – M.S.
So I glance at that comment and say to myself I say, Holy fuck, TLDR!
But then I read a bit and couldn’t stop. F’ng brilliant. Read it!
Very good comment.
Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban considers himself a classical liberal. His party and himself were called Illiberal during one of the elections by, I believe, the Communists and socialists, so he used the name just to piss them off. He and his party are not liberal as the communists, liberals and socialists improperly use the word.
Developing traditional conservative and frugal organizations can help nations recover from the destruction caused by these world changers, always supposedly for the better. A friend’s father took her to Chile with him after JFK tasked him with biding up Savings and Loan corporations there. The wealth preserved by those wealth builders helped many Chileans weather the storm the Communists and Allende caused. On the way home, her father took her to a part of Argentina where he showed her some obvious former SS members drinking in a beer garden. They were Jewish and he knew where some of them had gone. The battle against us is generational.
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