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plans to reshape human life

friday, december 16th, 2020

The World Economic Forum (WEF) elites -- 21st Century Robber Barons -- who meet at Davos and have populated the world's climate change conferences are of one mentality: they believe they are better than others.  They consider themselves the apex of humanity and entitled to determine the circumstances under which the bulk of humanity lives.

SPJNK (Some People Just Need Killing)

[FULL TITLE: "Fighting the Elites’ Plans to Reshape Human Life".]

We're in the midst of their focused, collective effort to accomplish that end, and to reduce humanity's number to a more manageable size.  Upon hearing that non-elites don't appreciate their efforts, and do not wish to submit to their dictates, the elites’ response has been that lesser beings shouldn't talk about such things. This mentality is familiar to any who have lived under it (e.g., 1930s Germany, the Soviet Union, Red China) or anyone knowledgeable about collectivism's reliably sordid anti-human history.  In fact, the WEF’s head Klaus Schwab extolls the virtues of communist China.  Students of the WEF's philosophy are found throughout the top echelons of Western governments.

Behold a pale horse, and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hell was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with plague and by the wild beasts of the earth.

The conduits through which elites hoodwink the masses into compliance with their wishes are environmental and racial – the former to induce fear and uncertainty; the latter to divide and pit groups against one another.  That they provide no data in support of their assertions in either sphere does not matter.  "Perception is reality" is their mantra, and they've been shaping public perception for decades.  If the majority of people accept what they say as true without demanding to see supporting data, then they can proceed as they wish.  That majority does, and the elites do.  Covid-19’s history stands as testament to that statement’s accuracy.

[Beware these subhuman, humanity-hating, leftist nazi filth:}

The elites’ primary tactic is bribery.  Human nature disposes people to look out for their own interests.  Western societies now lack once-accepted social proscriptions against it, so taking bribes has become the order of the day.  From low-level political offices to the highest in the land, money talks.  From per-ballot payments to multi-million-dollar no-bid contracts, money talks.  Since elites occupy many if not most of the high offices of Western governments, they are in positions to funnel money from the public treasury both to themselves and to wherever else it will be effective in achieving their goals.  One of the perks of being an elite is using the masses' own money against their interests. It is, in fact, the very essence of parasitism.

At this stage of Western governments’ metastasis, the only effective cure is collective public action.  The only way that’s ever going to happen is through making the majority of the public aware of what’s happening, and how long it’s been happening.  If a critical mass of public awareness is ever achieved, the danger will be keeping the public reaction under control.  Nonetheless, there are no practical alternatives to collective public action.  That is the only path to keeping an American Republic with a passing resemblance to the one created in 1789.  Therefore, things need to be done to stoke public awareness.

You are told that no significant vote fraud occurred in the last three national elections, that they have been, in fact, the most secure in our history.  If you’ve been conscious during those elections, you don’t need citations to substantiate those assertions.  Suspicious election issues include: forensic statistical findings, impossible voters/ballots ratios (too many instances to cite), media’s literally impossible on-air reduction of running vote-counts, evidence of foreign manipulation, intra-agency fighting to control election infrastructure, documentary records of coordinated interference, video evidence of coordinated fraud, illegal changes to election laws, process failures that disproportionately suppress one party’s precincts, and vastly improbable outcomes.

Top that off by official disinterest at all political levels in resolving allegations of all the foregoing, and these are bases to suspect massive fraud in the last three elections. The people nullifying your votes are counting on your continued inaction in resolving election integrity issues.  If you can’t be bothered, if you sit back and expect someone else to do the heavy lifting, you invite their continued abuse.  At this point, who could blame them for taking advantage of you?  We must obtain those data and form our own conclusions based on our own analyses of them.  There is no alternative.

Alarmists shout that humanity is unfavorably altering the earth’s climate, and the planet will soon become uninhabitable.  Incomprehensibly expensive and society-impoverishing actions must be undertaken to avoid doom.  Point-of-no-return deadlines have come and gone several times since the 1970s, but alarmists are not deterred; they simply move the goal-posts.  The trend of “climate change” has oscillated between warming and cooling several times in the last 125 years.  The 1920s started with cooling fears but ended with warming fears.  In the 1970s it was global cooling and a pending human-induced ice age.  In the 1980s it was global warming again, except that this time the science was settled, and nobody should challenge it.  Then “climate-change” was adopted as the new all-purpose term, and thereafter all manner of “extreme” weather became uncritically attributable to humanity. 

With respect to humanity’s influence on nature, and to paraphrase the inimitable words of Groucho Marx’s Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, “Whatever it is, I’m against it” became the battle-cry of the anti-humanity forces.  Never mind that no real world data exist in support of these various assertions, even after NOAA rigged the game by placing temperature sensors in urban heat-islands and was caught altering temperature data after the fact. 

Satellite data became available in the late 20th century but did not support the anti-humanity narrative so are never mentioned.  The only places significant human-induced climate change appears to be occurring is within the various mathematical climate models developed by anti-humanists.  If you want to experience a modern-day iron-curtain, all you have to do is try to gain access to those models’ algorithms and the data upon which those algorithms are unleashed.  Go ahead and try.  I’ll wait.  After you’ve experienced that solid wall, savor the simple reality that YOUR tax dollars funded those models.  For people with critical faculties, that means you own those data and are entitled to them at your whim.  There is no legal or logical rationale against unfettered public access to them – except that they’d undermine the entire “climate change” hoax and prevent elites using it as a lever to impose their will on a seemingly uninterested public.  As with election data, we have to obtain and publicly release climate data and see for ourselves the story they tell.

Only collective public action can alter the policy trajectory that has been put into place by dedicated, wealthy, anti-humanity elites who have infested Western governments and institutions.  Awareness is only the first step in precipitating such public action, but it’s a necessity.

That means you have to get involved, personally, and stay involved, personally.

Or they will win and will impose a new feudal society on what remains of humanity when they're done with it.

© November 29, 2022 by Alexsandar Markovic, "American Thinker".

A Day In The Life.

Up at 6a on Friday to the alarm, I went thru my usual finger stick to check my BSL (Blood Sugar Level) and recorded it on my Diabetes 2 chart, made coffee and breakfast, took a 500mg Tylenol Extra Strength for various pains, had a couple smokes in the warming garage, scanned the weather and news, and checked the morning's errands list. It was 29°, and forecast to hit 47° with clear skies. Right now, it was ZERO-DARK-THIRTY. It started to get light around 7:15a, as we head toward the Winter Solstice, the longest night/ shortest day, of the year, on Dec 21st.

I left for the New Eastern Farmers' Market at 8:30a, to get my order from Pasta Plus, Market House BBQ and get some produce and fruit. The market was extremely busy, more so than usual, and I had to go to 6 vendors to get what I needed. But I made it home by 9:15, and Sis unpacked to the 'fridge. Tired, I tuned into the "Chris Plante Show", until 12noon. I was looking forward to some BBQ Ribs, Roasted Potatoes and a nap on the LR couch, despite it being a bright, sunny day.

The Democratic Party, ISN'T.

Remember the cross-dressing tranny faggot -- no, I'm, not using his/her/its name -- who stole an expensive suitcase full of women's clothes, a few weeks ago? The subhuman filth who works for the US Dept of Nuclear Energy. Well, he's been caught stealing another suitcase. Here's his theme song.

And the idiot, nigress dyke White House Press Sec'y stormed out of a WH Press Conference. Being WH press secretary is hard. It’s even harder when you're a stupid, moron, sambette-girly bitch. Resign, skank!

If you live long enough, you have regrets, and the ones that "nag" at you the most, are the ones where you knew you had a choice. The very same ones where you knew you could have stopped yourself; the very same ones where you looked into a mirror, and everything good inside you said, "Don't do this".

"Attorneys representing the Missouri and Louisiana AGs in their case against the government have uncovered that the State Department was funding fact checkers possibly in the US. TGP reported over the weekend that the FBI and DOJ were working with Big Tech to target conservatives. This was recently confirmed, although we have suspected this of taking place for years. The Gateway Pundit readers know that The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft is a co-Plaintiff, along with several doctors and a Louisiana news outlet, in Missouri and Louisiana lawsuit against the Biden Administration. The AGs of Missouri and Louisiana are suing the Biden Administration (Missouri, et al, v. Biden, et al), the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the DOJ, Jen Psaki, Anthony Fauci, Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, and other federal agents and agencies for colluding with Big Tech to censor Americans all across the nation. That lawsuit, the most important First Amendment lawsuit in America in the past 60 years, has turned into a barn burner –- but the good guys are actually winning this time." Full story here. Remember: The State Department has been compromised by socialist and communists since the 1930’s. "Tailgunner Joe" (Joseph R. McCarthy) revealed this, the MSM destroyed him, and he was vindicated when the KGB archives were opened after the fall of the Soviet Union. There was never a retraction or apology by the New York Slimes and the other controlled MSM outlets. Like every other corrupt action committed by the government, no one will be held to account with any punishment for their treasonous acts. However, we will have to listen to the RINO establishment rants, as they pretend they are upset.

I grabbed a load of BBQ Ribs, Roasted Potatoes and a nap on the LR couch, around 1p. Carb OD. I slept 3hrs, and it was getting dusk when a phone call woke me. Skipping dinner, I just had Jello cups for the evening, watching the 2 usual Fox shows, and still on season 9 of "Gold Rush". By 12:30a, I'd had enough; lights out.

Awake with the sun at 8a, I fired-up the furnace, and 2 auxiliary heaters for the garage and office-sunroom, made coffee, took 2 50mg Tramadol for back and hip pain, did the BSL routine, and checked the news and weather on my desktop computer. It was a bitter 24°, but the sun would warm things up quickly, to a Wintry 44°, with snow forecast for Sunday evening/ Monday morning. After breakfast, I did my usual morning 16-pill regimen -- 19 at night -- and got ready for the day. I had several cases of Ensure® Café Mocha to open, take down to the basement to the 'stockpile shelves', and cut down the boxes for the recycle bin. Due to the Tramadol, I skipped breakfast.

Chase Co is ending their credit card system, next year, and converting to Digital Currency (CBDC), as I explained in last week's "Journal". Like it or don't, we're quickly on our way to a Cashless Society, where "they" can control *our money*, approve/disapprove purchases (firearms, ammo etc), approve/disapprove what we post online and in email, exercise "thought control" like "they" do in CCP-China, and easily cut us off from our money, payments, food, whatever. IT'S COMING! Think I'm kidding? I'm not. It's coming and we have no say in it.

If you've got nothing to do, find something to do. If it's not important, make it important.

I had a boatload of condo chores to do, deliveries to unpack, cut-down boxes for the recycle bin, and finally got all them done by 12:30p. Temps had risen to 40°, but it was still cold working in the garden -- cutting down an large ornamental grass -- and in the garage, despite the bright sunshine. Due to the Tramadol, I skipped lunch; just had a banana. My BSL was high, so I was doing a "keto fast" to get the numbers down. Must have been last night's "carb overload" for dinner.

A series of attacks on power facilities in Oregon and Washington has caused alarm and highlighted the vulnerabilities of the US electric grid. The attacks in the Pacific north-west come just days after a similar assault on North Carolina power stations that cut electricity to 40,000 people. As first reported by Oregon Public Broadcasting and KUOW Public Radio, there have been at least six attacks, some of which involved firearms and caused residents to lose power. Two of the attacks shared similarities with the incident in Moore county, North Carolina, where two stations were hit by gunfire. Authorities have not yet revealed a motive for the North Carolina attack. Get ready for a (((cold))) Winter. Wonder why?

The day are getting shorter by a few minutes everyday, as we head to the Winter Solstice, on December 21st. From that point on, the days will get longer, by a few minutes, as we head toward the Summer Solstice. I dislike the short days, and long nights, so I'm breathlessly looking forward to Dec 211st and the restart of longer daylight.

"Twitter executives engaged in extensive collaboration with federal law enforcement as they escalated censorship activities on the platform during the 2020 election, including an earlier effort to hamper Donald Trump’s social media visibility prior to banning his account. The explosive new revelations were made public by independent journalist Matt Taibbi on Friday night, facilitated by Twitter‘s new owner, Elon Musk. The files make clear that the FBI flagged specific content for censorship and that Twitter executives met not only with the bureau, but also with teams from Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence as the war against “misinformation” escalated it in the final weeks of the 2020 presidential election. Earlier Friday, Taibbi also released files detailing the momentous decision to boot Trump from the platform after the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot, while he was still America’s 45th president. Later in the evening, the journalist released internal communications confirming Twitter executives also engaged in earlier effort to hamper Trump’s visibility and engagement on the platform in the final days of the presidential election." More here. Just what we all suspected and knew, for 2+ years.

If influence peddling were illegal, K Street in DC, would house a sprawling penitentiary.

"Former President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter the day after former first lady Michelle Obama and others, demanded the company 'permanently' remove him, according to the newest 'Twitter Files' installment". That, I didn't know. But it figures that the hate-America, lowlife, subhuman, niggress bitch, would do that. SPJNK.

Also, Ann Collier, a member of Twitter’s so-called “Trust and Safety Council” announced that she and two of her colleagues just resigned in protest over Elon Musk’s handling of Twitter safety, even though Elon says “hate speech,” if there is such a thing, has declined though the month of November. Ann tagged the two other members who resigned in her tweet, and as a result, she inadvertently revealed a dirty little secret: It turns out that Hillary Clinton’s former campaign CEO, John Podesta, had a niece who worked at Twitter, until she quit yesterday. Lesley Podesta (resigning as listed in this Tweet from Twitter) is John Podesta's niece (Democrat deputy chief of staff). Sometimes the trash takes itself out. And if that’s not partisan enough for you, Anthony Fauci recently revealed that his daughter worked at Twitter during the pandemic. Of course she did. Seems like the entire Globalist American Empire had their family members working inside Twitter. Even worse, Podesta’s niece and the entire Trust and Safety Team were supposed to be tasked with removing child porn—a task at which they failed miserably. You all belong in jail. Or worse. SPJNK, assholes!

"If I were the devil...", from Paul Harvey in 1965. More than relevant, especially today.

I garaged the Jeep around 4p, ran the oscillating ceramic tower heater and hit the LR couch for a short nap. It was getting dark quickly. I tried to get some sleep, but Sis' iPhone was making all kinds of *dings* and playing "unknown caller" sounds and music, so I abandoned any hope of sleep. I laid out my 16 pills for tonite, and 19 for tomorrow morning, and tried to think of whether I was hungry, but wanted to keep the "keto fast" going, to get my BSL down into better numbers. After a large dinner of Pasta & Meatballs, Green Beans and Sourdough Bread, I watched the news, and the season 9 finale of "Gold Rush", and started season 10. Lights out at 10:30.

Darwin Awards are given without regard to age, religion, gender or race. All awards are final and cannot be returned.

I slept-in until 9:30a on Sunday, to a rainy, cool 37° -- at least it wasn't snow, yet -- with terrible pain in my hips/buttocks, so I had a smoke in the garage, took 2 50mg Tramadol and a 10mg Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine) Muscle Relaxer, and made coffee. The pain was still bad, so I took another Tramadol, and that began to help it to subside. It was 10a by now, and a massive snow storm was in full effect, from Harrisburg and State College, to the north, and moving northeast. We were just getting the southern tip of it, and it was cold rain. Mercifully, it missed us.

Have you read The Twitter Files? Why is Twitter important? Because where we get our news, is from the people who get their news on Twitter. It's become the disseminating place for the days'/week's/month's/year's narrative appears on the MSM's news. Yes, I'm signed-up (don't remember doing it) under "gdnctr", but rarely go there. Truth be told, I can't figure out how to navigate it. Heh.

♪ ♫ ♬
Gish, Gosh, Garsh,
Gobba, Gobba, Zooby
Gish, Gosh, Garsh,
Gamma, Gamma, Zoo
Fire-up the Harleys, boys,
We're going on a road trip,
Way up north,
To Kalamazoo.
♪ ♫ ♬

I had the Dyson® Oscillating Heater going full blast in my office-sunroom, most of the day. I took out the garbage and recyclables, and put-off a few, non-urgent errands until tomorrow. After a load of laundry, and two different drying cycles, I did paperwork and filing, renewed my subscription to CCleaner Pro and did some computer "house cleaning". The light rain continued. After a late lunch, I hit the LR couch for a short 1hr nap.

"Do I Have All The Answers? No; I Don't Even Know The Questions." – John D.M. Shelley II, 2001

A re ready to buy a new Tesla Pi-Phone w/ NeuroLink, when it comes out? Not me.

After Salmon w/ Wild Rice and Roasted Potatoes for dinner, I worked on the computer for a couple of hours, and turned on season 10 of "Gold Rush". Tired came quickly at 11:30p, so I unplugged.

Sleeping in until 9:30a on Monday -- usually the garbage and recycle trucks wake me up on Mondays -- I could have slept for 2-3 more hours. After upping the thermostat, I made coffee, did the BSL, had a couple smokes in the garage, tuned into the "Chris Plante Show", and checked the news and weather on my desktop PC. A cold 36° outside, the forecast is for snow on Thursday and Friday. After breakfast, I had a list of 3 errands, and after bringing-in the recycle bin from the curb, left at 12:30p to get them done. I wound-up making 6 stops, including topping-off the Jeep HEMI's thirsty V8, since RF's price had dropped from $4.79/ to $4.25/gal. Back home by 1:30, I unloaded, unpacked, had Swedish Meatballs and Bow Tie Pasta,with gravy, for lunch, and headed for the LR couch for a snooze, as I got drowsy.

Every day which goes by, I now miss a beloved person or a favorite pet, who has died, either prematurely or of old age, and is now gone forever from my Life on this earthly place. I mourn their passing, but rejoice in the fact that we once crossed paths and shared Life, Love and Companionship, together.

Buckle up: Bill Gates and the globalists quietly conducted a new "exercise" — called "Catastrophic Contagion" -- which simulated a series of WHO emergency health advisory board meetings addressing a fictional pandemic set in the near future. Participants grappled with how to respond to an epidemic located in one part of the world that then spread rapidly, becoming a pandemic with a higher fatality rate than COVID-19 and disproportionately affecting children and young people. The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in partnership with WHO and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, conducted Catastrophic Contagion, a pandemic tabletop exercise at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on October 23, 2022. Participants were challenged to make urgent policy decisions with limited information in the face of uncertainty. Apply the lessons learned in the Covid fiasco and don’t repeat the mistakes made. Do NOT issue emergency declarations. Do NOT institute lockdowns. Do NOT impose mask mandates. Do NOT impose “vaccines”. And if such a catastrophe should occur in the near future, all of those involved in this “preparatory exercise” should be immediately executed for crimes against humanity. The Americans most pressured to get the shot were the working class i.e the middle class. The upper and lower classes were not affected (unless they wanted to be). Interesting, that is precisely what the communists seek to do. Eliminate the middle class. Yes sir, there is a looooot of coincidences piling up here. Looks like 2023 is going to be an interesting year on many levels. A worldwide bio-attack on top of a manufactured food crisis that will starve millions of people, along with a planned fuel crisis to keep us home. And a digital, one world currency using bio chip technology to track everyone. Will people fall for this crap again ? The last one killed millions and is still killing. I hope this is not a pattern, but it certainly smells like one. What could go wrong? Significant numbers of people have already shown the leftists that they will comply. It’ll happen again.

Back-up at 5p, it was dark, so I closed the condo, moved the Jeep inside the garage, had dinner and did some computer work. My cleaning lady would be in at 8:30a tomorrow, so I set my alarm for 6a, and crashed for the night at 11p.

Up with the alarm at 6a on Tuesday, at 0-Dark-Thirty, it was a bitter 23° start to the day, so I fired-up the furnace, made coffee, and did the other morning routines. I tuned into the "Chris Stigall Show" 6-9a, (Philly), took a Tramadol for back pain, and had lots of Kona Coffee, and skipped breakfast. JoAnne arrived and got her work done, leaving about 11:30. I was feeling tired, but some lunch would fix that; I needed energy, so I had some BBQ Chicken and an Ensure® Protein Shake for lunch, before I left at 12:55p, to meet Sherry at the nearby, massive York Galleria mall. High for the day was 34°.

Sherry and I walked just over ½ mile, as my hip pain returned and we had to cut it short. She had an errand to do, I needed to get to nearby Rite Aid and get the waiting Tramadol Rx refill, and we met back at my place, to talk until just after 4p. Sis got home about 5:30, and we had some dinner. I was so tired from the pain earlier, and from unknown reason earlier in the morning, that I just collapsed on the LR couch, and slept for an hour or so. Back up at 8:30, I finished watching "Tucker", and decided to call it an early night at 10p.

Up at 7:45a on Wednesday, to a high overcast, bitter cold 22° morning, Sis had the condo warmed-up before she left for some app'ts. I made coffee, did the BSL, checked the news and weather on my office-sunroom computer, and found this:

*** Winter Weather Advisory ***
From 04:17am EST, Dec 14 2022
07:00pm EST, Dec 15 2022
•Issued By State College (Penn State) -- PA, US, National Weather Service.
• WHAT: Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 4 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. Winds guesting as high as 35 mph.
• WHERE: Portions of south-central Pennsylvania.
• WHEN: From 1 AM to 7 PM EST Thursday.
• IMPACTS: Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commute.
• ADDITIONAL DETAILS: A mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will move in to the area from west to east Thursday morning. This is expected to last several hours before an eventual change to rain occurs from south to north by the late afternoon into the evening.
• The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission remind motorists to adjust speeds based on driving conditions, as winter weather impacts Pennsylvania roadways.

I was on my way to Weis Market anyway, and got thru my larger-than-usual list, just as the front doors exploded with more-than-usual customers. I got home just after 12p, unloaded and Sis pulled-in with a huge shopping bag full of nearby Mission BBQ's delicious, meaty BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket and tender, Butter Braised Salmon. Needless to say, we had a H-U-G-E and delicious lunch. By 1:30, I was tired and laid down on the LR couch for a short nap. I made it almost 2hrs, but Sis was snoring away for 4hrs upstairs. I had some chores to do, and soon enough, it was dark. I skipped any dinner -- except for large, red and juicy grapes -- watched "Jesse", "Tucker" and some more of season 10 of Discovery's "Gold Rush". By 11p, I'd checked the AccuWeather maps and watched the massive storm coming our way. With all errands done, I'm staying-in, tomorrow. Lights out.

With the sleet, freezing rain and light snow, and overcast skies, I slept-in until 9a on Thursday, a typical 32° morning, unlike the previous two or three. I made coffee, fired-up Mr Computer to check the weather and news. Sis had been up for a while, and the condo was warmed-up. Ice coated everything outside, and snow was forecast for later, so we stayed-put for the day. Ice had accumulated 1/10th" on plants, mulch, grass and as it intensified, and got worse. I had 3 loads of laundry to get done, various medical calls to make and listen to the "Chris Plante Show", on the computer's iHeart streaming site.

I called-in my Friday's food order to Pasta Plus, for p/u tomorrow at the New Eastern Farmers' Market, finished the medical calls, and just relaxed for the afternoon, in between loads of laundry. Temps outside had risen to 33°, but that didn't deter the ¼" of accumulating ice. The ***Winter Weather Advisory*** was in effect all day thru tonite, except for storm totals updates. 2½" of rain so far; I'm just glad it wasn't snow. After a large BBQ Meat Sandwich, I headed to the LR couch, at 3p.

I woke about 4:30P, with a Talk Radio show playing in the background. The rain and sleet continued. Another ***Winter Weather Advisory*** was posted warning about snow accumulation of 1-3". After a large dinner of Shepherd's Pie (Beef) and Jell-O, I watched "Jesse", "Tucker", and "Gold Rush", I bagged it fore the night at 10p. I had to get up at 6a tomorrow, to get to the New Eastern Farmers' market to get my orders picked-up. Lights out.

Tomorrow starts a new week here in the "Journal" and, with only one Dr app't, the week is clear.

Why Does The GOP Elite Hate Its Own Base?

For the GOP, the status quo is simply unsustainable.

It is one of the most bitter and tragic ironies of our contemporary politics that the leadership of one of America’s two major political parties, the Republican Party, utterly despises that party’s very own voting base.

The GOP elite’s scorn for its own voters has, at this point, been a long time in the making. The trend accelerated during the 2009-2011 rise of the Tea Party, a grassroots movement fueled by constitutionalism and anti-elite populism. The crustier elements of the Republican establishment ran as far away as possible from the Tea Party, and the 2012 presidential coronation of private equity plutocrat Mitt Romney effectively killed the movement. Four years later, the Republican establishment fought tooth-and-nail against presidential candidates Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the two candidates who most vociferously condemned the establishment’s myriad shortcomings; as an unsurprising corollary, Trump and Cruz fetched the most primary votes that cycle from actual rank-and-file Republican voters.

The Trump presidency saw the continuation of the same basic dynamic. Republican voters, by nominating a loudmouth non-politician like Trump, were clamoring for something new. Those voters were sick of the same-old Republican pablum: willful complicity in globalization and all the harms wrought by reckless immigration compromises and myopic supply chain outsourcing, and the ideologically driven pursuit of various right-liberal economic and foreign policy dogmas more generally—even when those dogmas came at the expense of the median American’s tangible interests. Nonetheless, with precious few exceptions, the conservative intelligentsia refused to treat Trump’s deviations from previous decades’ failed orthodoxies as anything other than a blip on the radar, to be conveniently discarded at a time when the GOP’s “dead consensus” might rise anew.

Now, in the midst of a lame-duck Congress and in the aftermath of a severely disappointing midterm election, we have gleaned even more indicia about the level of scorn Republican elites reserve for their own voters.

Perhaps most notably, 12 Republican senators and a whopping 39 Republican congressmen have rushed to add their imprimaturs of legitimacy to the so-called Respect for Marriage Act, which would not only statutorily enshrine an erroneous definition of marriage in federal law but would also further weaponize the leftist lawfare apparatus to subjugate conscientious objectors to the Western world’s new same-sex marriage dispensation. While it is true that Republicans nationally are now split on the issue of same-sex marriage, it is also true that religious Christians still comprise the very core of the GOP’s base. Nonetheless, a sizable portion of Republicans in Congress voted for a bill that would open the floodgates of litigation for those Christians, Jews, Muslims and others who still adhere to the biblical (and historically uncontroversial) definition of marriage.

On the always-thorny issue of immigration, where Republican elites have historically sold out their own base perhaps more than any other, Republican leaders are using the perfidious backdrop of the lame-duck Congress to get the amnesty band back together again. Specifically, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is now teaming up with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) to push a prototypical “comprehensive immigration reform”-style “compromise”: amnesty for millions of young illegal aliens (tendentiously called “Dreamers” by our propagandist press) in exchange for promised milquetoast “enforcement” measures. The obvious problem with such a “deal” is that, absent the most strenuous of border enforcement measures, such as a sprawling Texas-to-California physical border wall and a return of the highly successful Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy, amnesty for illegal aliens will only exacerbate the border crisis by emboldening the very drug cartels, coyotes and human trafficking rings that are the most ruthless thugs in the Western Hemisphere.

There may well be other lame-duck Congress betrayals, as well. One week after the election last month, the Biden Administration requested an additional $37 billion in “emergency” aid for Ukraine. One can only imagine how many Senate and House Republicans are all too eager to abide the administration’s desire to bolster Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s quixotic crusade to recover Crimea and the Donbas. Meanwhile, despite last month’s electoral disaster and grassroots Republicans crying out for change at the top, the entirety of what National Pulse Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam has dubbed the GOP’s “McLeadership”—Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel—appears poised to remain in power. Republican leadership to the Republican rank-and-file: Shut up and go away.

It says nothing particularly good about the moral integrity of an individual who, for self-interested careerist purposes, seeks to lead an organization or movement while simultaneously harboring an intense disdain for the organization’s very rank-and-file. And organizations that feature such a yawning chasm between their leadership and grassroots elements typically face two options: The leadership can ameliorate the chasm by listening to or better accommodating the rank-and-file, or the organization will cease to exist. Because for the GOP, the status quo is simply unsustainable.

© 12.08.2022, 2022 by Josh Hammer, "American Greatness".

You'd Better Be Prepared For The Perfect Transportation Storm.

We've all heard of the game "Where's Waldo?"  Well, I've got a better question.  As we look upon the hordes of federal parasites dedicated public servants, where's Pete?  We're seeing the convergence of some dangerous circumstances — a perfect storm, if you will.  But it's not a convergence of weather patterns, but problems with the transportation infrastructure.  Yet Pete (Buttigieg) is nowhere to be found — at least not anywhere near the problems he's supposed to prevent.

Loaded ships are still waiting off the coast of California because there aren't enough trucks that meet the state's emission standards to unload them — and it's going to get worse in 2023, when more rules kick in.  The ports are choked with cargo containers while perishables spoil and store shelves run empty.   It's a government-created problem.  What is the government's solution?  Mandate that port employees work overtime loading the trucks that aren't there.  It's government problem-solving 101.

The airline industry is plagued with cancelations and late flights.  And it's not because of climate change (bad weather) or mechanical failures.  It's because they don't have enough pilots. When we tried to control a virus by closing the country, pilots retired, others refused to comply with the vaccine mandate and were fired, and some unknown number took the vax and found they could no longer pass their physicals.  But this time, Pete is on the case.  He's told the airlines that the Department of Transportation will fine them if they don't hire more of the pilots that don't exist.  That should light a fire under their executive tails.

But the deadliest transportation storm front is the approaching railroad strike.  The Biden administration averted a strike in September by brokering a last-minute deal with the railroad unions.  Now Joe and Pete just need all 12 of the unions to approve the deal to avoid a strike — by November 19.  There's just one problem.  It's an "all or none" situation, and two unions have already rejected the deal.

If the deal falls through, 33 million tons of cargo per week will not be delivered.  That's a lot of baby formula and toilet paper.  Factories will close, store shelves will run empty, power plants will go offline, and construction will stop.  Joe's administration is lining up alternatives to trains if the railroads shut down.  They assure us that if they fumble this — and they may — we'll just ship everything by truck.  But there's a problem with that also.  It would take an additional 460,000 trucks to move the freight that trains move.  Bumper to bumper, that number of trucks would stretch across America — twice.  It may take Freightliner a few days to crank those out.

Even if we had those trucks, they would use five times more fuel than trains (see this and this).  That would be the fuel we don't have, because Joe decided to wage war on the industry that produces the fuel — because he thinks he can control the weather that way.  Are you following that logic?

And speaking of fuel, that's another problem. As we move into winter, we are facing a diesel fuel shortage that is becoming critical.  The Energy Information Administration has issued a report stating that as of October, we have only a 25-day reserve of fuel, and shortages are expected this winter.  That's the lowest reserve America has had in 14 years.

If we run out, crops won't be harvested, and supplies won't be delivered — even if the trains are still running.  We're just one natural disaster away from petrochemical Armageddon.  What steps is the government taking?

But the Biden administration has a solution for the fuel shortage.  Buy electric cars, which run on electricity generated by burning the fuel Biden's trying to eliminate.

This is what a man-made storm convergence looks like.  As cargo piles up in ports, a rail strike is looming — because of government dereliction.  We don't have the trucks to move the cargo — because of ill conceived emissions standards.  If we did have the trucks, we couldn't fuel them — because our government has decided that it prefers batteries to the fossil fuels that charge the batteries.

It's a perfect storm of life-threatening crises — brought to us entirely by the Biden administration.  So who in our government should be fixing this mess?  That would be our intrepid secretary of transportation, Pete Buttegeig, who has never fixed anything in his life but checks all of the required intersectionality boxes.

So, let's return to our opening question.  While all of these problems have grown, where has Pete been?

That's what passes for an "adults back in charge" administration these days.  It kind of makes our outrage about mean tweets seem quaint — no?

So when the stupid front approaching from the west, collides with the dereliction front approaching from the east, and the transportation perfect storm dumps on all of us, we'll find that

When President "Soft-Serve" takes another long weekend while we shiver in our dark homes, we'll know the consequence of entrusting fools to run our country.  Only the grace of God will prevent those consequences from becoming grave this winter.

© 11.02.2022 by John Green, "American Thinker"

Fetterman Wins Style Award For Dressing Like A Slob.

Dressing like a slob is the new NEW political style. The NY Times is a parody of itself these days. 93 people made their STYLE list. John Fetterman was one of them.

Yes, you read that correctly. John Fetterman with his slobby hoodies and shorts is stylish according to NY Times ‘journalists.’

John Fetterman, the senator-elect from Pennsylvania is going to bring Carhartt to the Capitol.

I can’t decide whether this list is a total troll or they are serious. Lizzo stylish? Not hardly. Heidi Klum’s ‘the worm’ halloween costume? It’s A COSTUME people! And Fetterman is classed as stylish alongside the Spotted Lantern fly?

If looks could kill, as they say. Sadly, these ones do. Nevertheless, the mature bugs’ wings — pale gray with elegant black dots and a flash of scarlet red — made a serious visual statement as the insects fluttered further into the United States.

See? Trolling or just parody? I’ve no idea. What I DO know is that dressing like a slob is not stylish, especially if one is in a serious job such as a U.S. Senator. Yes, shockingly, Fetterman does own suits. Although I do have to wonder why those suits aren’t tailored to fit his hulkiness.

Not only that, John Fetterman is as far from stylish as humanly possible. Trying to present his attire as in any way iconic is simply the latest iteration of a real-life “Emperor’s New Clothes” — with those who hope to be accepted in the mainstream expected to smile and nod and cheer.

These are the same people who declared the undying beauty of Michelle Obama while ignoring Melania Trump. Indeed, these are the same people who can see Hillary Clinton waddle around in her latest mumu and do their best to convince us that she is to be revered. “Hillary Clinton Gives the Cool Grandma Uniform a Print-on-Print Upgrade” from Vogue is one such example.

Because none of this is about style. Instead, it’s about loyalty to an ideology.

First, the fact that Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne made the list is amazing, however both should’ve been at the top of the list for their style and Fetterman nowhere to be found. Then again, the media would rather celebrate people wearing garbage sacks and tents (Hillary) instead of stylish women like Melania Trump.

Furthermore, this award is indeed ideology that involves celebrating the ‘style’ of a slob. A guy who suffered a major stroke. Whose recovery isn’t going well. So much so that he needed teleprompter assists for his NBC interview and the one and only debacle of a debate. How he will manage to carry out his duties starting in January is beyond me when he can barely process correctly questions written on a teleprompter!

© 12.13.2022 by Nina Bookout, "Victory GIRLS".

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