Joe and John want you to eat bugs and weeds

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“Then we’ll tell them to eat bugs.”

And drink sewage.

Joe Biden and John Kerry are alike in every way except hair. Both have slopped at the public trough for decades, preening in the slavish adoration of a complicit media.

Both are stupid. Both are fools. Both reassure us that anyone whose giant ego has superceded their modest intelligence can have a brilliant career in government.

They are knaves and scoundrels. Kerry went around President Trump to Iran. Biden went to Ukraine and China.

Now to the bugs, weeds and poop.

They are enthusiasts of the World Economic Forum, which launched the Great Reset.

For decades, progressives have attempted to use climate change to justify liberal policy changes. But their latest attempt – a new proposal called the “Great Reset” – is the most ambitious and radical plan the world has seen in more than a generation.

Instead of traditional capitalism, the high-profile group said the world should adopt more socialistic policies, such as wealth taxes, additional regulations and massive Green New Deal-like government programs.

“Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed,” wrote Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, in an article published on WEF’s website. “In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.”

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“My two white fools.”

The World Economic Forum republished an article originally titled, “How to get people to eat bugs and drink sewage.” Wonder why they changed the title.

To help you understand what you must eat, let’s look at what you shouldn’t eat. For example, you shouldn’t eat what they serve at the French Laundry restaurant in the Napa Valley of California.

On Nov. 18, guests had the option of swapping out a Wolfe Ranch White Quail “Presse” for Hand Rolled Ricotta “Agnolotti” for an additional $175. Guests also had the option of swapping an Herb Roasted Elysian Fields Farm Lamb for Japanese Wagyu “Poele” for an additional $100. Courses on yesterday’s menu included a Roasted Cauliflower “Velout,” Nova Scotia Lobster “Galette,” hand-cut Mac and Cheese and a Soft Boiled Rhode Island Red Hen Egg. An assortment of fruit, ice cream, chocolate and candies were available for dessert.

That’s what Caifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom and his lobbyist pals feasted on recently. The basic meal starts at $350, but there were lobbyists there, so. Oh dear. Turns out Gavin is part of the World Economic Forum.

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“Not here. Not in public.”

Now back to our two fools, Here’s what John Kerry had to say to the World Economic Forum. See if you can follow.

“Normal was a crisis; normal wasn’t working. We must not think of it in terms of pushing a button and going back to the way things were. We’re a long way off from being able to go back to any kind of normal.

“Forces and pressures that were pushing us into crisis over the social contract are now exacerbated. The world is coming apart, dangerously, in terms of global institutions and leadership. What we never did was adequately address the social contract, the franchisement of human beings around the world, to be able to participate in things they can see with their smartphones everywhere but can’t participate in. This is a big moment. The World Economic Forum is really going to have to play a front and centre role in refining the Great Reset to deal with climate change and inequity — all of which is being laid bare as a consequence of COVID-19.

I hate it when social contracts get exacerbated, whatever. Now here’s what the other fool had to say to no one in particular.

“I’m going to — we’re going to impose the — we’re going to enforce the — excuse me, employ the defense, reconstruct the act, to be able to go out there and dictate companies build and do following things.”

Darn if that isn’t hopeful.

These two fools remind me of a little song.

~ Zaftig

Has anyone actually seen John Durham?

durhamHe’s the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut supposedly investigating the coup against President Trump. He got that assignment in May 2019. Since then, all we know about him is that he posed for the rather stern photo on the right. Perhaps that’s meant to reassure us.

You saw how quickly Sydney Powell and Rudy Giuliani put together their election fraud cases. Trump has noticed the difference with Durham: “[He had had] plenty of time to do it. They’ve been looking at it for two years. The facts are on the table.”

Durham is simply copying U.S. Attorney John Huber out in Utah. Remember when Rod Rosenthal, the deputy attorney general who wanted to wear a wire into the Oval Office to entrap Trump, snookered the hapless AG Jeff Sessions into appointing Huber to investigate corruption in the DOJ and FBI?

Nobody ever saw Huber either.

It concerns me that we haven’t heard a darn thing,’ Rep. Jim Jordan said . ‘It’s like Where’s Waldo?” “Where’s Huber?”’

This is exceedingly strange, because there should be something to show for 18 months of work, legal analysts say.

‘There should be some proof of life,’ said Andrew Leipold, a law professor at the University of Illinois who worked with special counsel Kenneth W. Starr on the Whitewater investigation.

‘We should see people going in and out of his building, people interviewed leaking to the press, or a target calling a press conference,’ he added. ‘The fact that none of that has happened is puzzling.’’

And so it goes. Proof of life? Where’s Durham? Huber? Waldo?

The corruption is so vast everyone and everything is sucked into and subsumed by it.

~ Coquelicot

The Reporters: The great election bluff

Things you won’t learn by skimming.

In a Power Game, Victory Goes to the Daring. We are seeing the biggest power play in United States history since 1876 or even 1861. The Democrats—the insiders, not the mass of zombies—know what they have done. The Republicans know. And the latter—through control of key legislatures, as well as their legacy on the U.S. Supreme Court—hold the best cards. Aside from some temporary mobs, the Democrats have only their infotainment complex, which has painted a cloud of inevitability around the scarecrow known as Joe Biden, who is pictured as ordering new blinds and furniture for the Oval Office. It is a bluff. They have created an imaginary steamroller and they expect everyone to get out of the way.

bidenFighter vs. Failer. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. Robinette was a bad law student and he did not make a good lawyer, bouncing from one firm to another, working briefly as a public defender without leaving any impression, and managing a pool. Successful young attorneys on their way up do not take jobs managing swimming pools. Instead Biden went into politics and continued failing his way upward by crawling through the corrupt underbelly of Delaware politics. His first bid for the White House failed miserably, so did his second bid, and it seemed like he would become just another aging senator looking for an exit strategy to a lobbying firm or an industry trade group that would pay him a lot of money.

The End of Sports. With an average of less than 10 million viewers, the series commanded the attention of some 3% of Americans. The 32% drop in viewers came at a time when people, many stuck at home, are obsessively watching television. What were the other 13 million who had been watching last year do? The one thing they weren’t doing was watching a game they had once cared about. And the NBA finals ratings dropped 51%.  And the NFL is facing its own ratings struggles as are other sports. Sports is still a metaphor for America, but a very different kind of country in which talent doesn’t matter, but monetizing radical aggrieved victimhood is how the game is really played and won.

Washington State is a worrisome window into the future. One Seattle teacher took the opportunity on Veteran’s Day to tell her eighth graders in a videotaped online presentation that ‘Our country is divided, our leader is pushing that, he’s not an advocate for peace like Obama was’, before going on to quote the lyrics to John Lennon’s vapid ‘Imagine’. I’m reliably told that even this was a model of rhetorical brilliance compared to the offerings elsewhere in the Seattle public school system, which included from the militant ‘Uniformed aggression is structural and embedded into all aspects of society.’

NY Times increasingly staffed with hires from “outlets that practiced advocacy journalism.” A New York Magazine deep dive portrays the NY Times as basically your college newspaper, in which progressive internal politics are driven by “insurrectionist” new hires. Many of the insurrectionists were coming from places the Times didn’t traditionally recruit from, like new digital-media companies and outlets that practiced advocacy journalism, and part of the challenge had become integrating those employees into the Timesian way of operating…. Of all the fronts on which the Times was being pushed to change, the strongest insurrectionary energy was coming from legions of newsroom-adjacent employees in digital jobs that didn’t exist a decade ago….

~ Annelidous

Crazy Years: Stay on the ladder, you can vote

The AP is advising reporters to avoid using the terms “crazy/crazed, nuts or deranged.”

~ World News Daily

You can’t say “crazy” because we’re supposed to pretend all this is normal:

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The Red Ripper – Nestle’s new spokesperson.

Doctors Say Man Who Died After Falling off 10-Foot Ladder Actually Killed by COVID

Nestlé rebrands a popular candy so it’s no longer “racist,” decides instead to name it after monstrous serial killer/rapist

Firefighters rescue three men trapped in a tumble dryer

Oregon Grants COVID Relief Funds to Strippers, Lap Dancers, Hookers ‘Who Are Falling Through the Cracks’

There’s an Online Community Made For People Who Enjoy Making Hats For Snakes

Biden coronavirus advisory board member said living past 75 has virtually no value

In Philadelphia, people celebrated Biden’s victory by ritualistically kicking a weird pylon thing that had a picture of Trump on it because that’s totally what normal people do.

Michigan Attorney General Pleads With Public to Stop Telling Her Staff to Shove Sharpies Up Their Butts

Costco Cans Coconut Milk Over the Forced Employment of Manacled Monkeys

109 Michigan Ballots Were Sent to an Insane Asylum, 1 Apparently Voted

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Where will the censorship end?

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“You’re not allowed to think that!”

Censorship of the Biden corruption story by big tech and the corporate media had a major effect on the election.

A Media Research Center (MRC) poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates found that 36 percent of Biden voters were not aware of the evidence behind claims that Joe Biden was personally involved in his son Hunter’s business deals with China. Thirteen percent of those voters (4.6 percent of Biden’s total vote) said that if they had known the facts, they would not have voted for Biden.

That’s just one instance of The Left’s censorship pogrom. You already know about the media and big tech. Now consider:

What Wikipedia’s Daily Mail ‘Ban’ Tells Us About The Future Of Online Censorship

Then the deplatformers came for Dan Bongino

Mailchimp Gets In on the Censorship Game

PayPal relies on censorship recommendations by far-left Southern Poverty Law Center

GoFundMe Censors Billboard Fundraising Campaign

Eventbrite Removes ‘March For Trump’ Event, Allows Left-Wing Events

WordPress just had to get into it, as well. WordPress is used by more than 60 million websites, including 33.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2019. WordPress decided to kick a popular conservative blog, The Conservative Treehouse, off its platform. This means the censorship has moved to web hosting sites.

The next step would be Internet Service Providers, who provide access to the Internet. Would they be interested in blocking ideas they don’t like. Uh, yes.

The largest collection of public internet censorship data ever compiled shows that even citizens of what are considered the world’s freest countries aren’t safe from internet censorship.

“When the United States repealed net neutrality, they created an environment in which it would be easy, from a technical standpoint, for ISPs to interfere with or block internet traffic,” said Roya Ensafi, University of Michigan assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science who led the the study. “The architecture for greater censorship is already in place and we should all be concerned about heading down a slippery slope.” It’s already happening abroad, the researchers found.

Is there yet a higher authority who could get in the game? Sure. It’s the companies who comprise what is known as the Internet’s backbone. These are called Tier 1 providers, and they include AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, SingTel, Pacific Internet, Japan Telecom, Telstra, China Telecom and British Telecom.

AT&T, you will not be comforted to know, also owns … CNN.

Then, of course, governments control the Internet and censor things they don’t like. That, of course, can’t happen here. Oh wait …

Sen. Blumenthal Urges Mark Zuckerberg to Remove Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Steve Bannon from Facebook

Apparently it had something to do with them labeling him “Da Nang Dick.”

~ Consanguineous

The resurrection of the Stasi

Office ReprimandAmid all that’s going on I happened to catch a TV show about the Stasi, East Germany’s agency of control.

The Ministry for State Security—commonly known as the Stasi—wiretapped, bugged, and tracked citizens. It steamed open letters and drilled holes in walls. It had nearly 200,000 unofficial informers and hundreds of thousands more occasional sources providing information on their friends, neighbors, relatives, and colleagues. As the self-declared sword and shield regime, it aimed not merely to stamp out dissent, but to support a far-reaching propaganda machine in creating a new, perfect communist human being.

Does any of that sound familiar? How about:

Covid Testing And “Compliance Ambassadors.” Our business license officers & compliance ambassadors continue to visit 300 businesses per day every day, to ensure they are following @GovSisolak’s recent directive to help keep workers and visitors safe. — City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas)

cars“Great Reset” Mastermind Suggests Risk Assessment “Brain Scans” Before Allowing Travel. “Great Reset” mastermind Klaus Schwab suggests a number of draconian measures for controlling the population under the umbrella of the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’, including risk-assessment brain scans to cross borders and implantable chips to read people’s thoughts.

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Americans Must ‘Do What You’re Told’ Despite ‘Independent Spirit.’ “Our countries have that independent spirit, where we don’t want to be told what to do,” he said. “Well, I understand that, but now is the time to do what you’re told.”

Democrats Compile List Of Names Targeting White House Staff, Trump Campaign, Judges, And Donors. The list of names was initally published on the project’s website asking people to “remember what they did,” and is now privatized, but captured by internet archives. It shows an extensive Google Sheets document listing off people who the project deems necessary to curb from “profiting from their experience” working with the Trump Administration.

‘Society of Snitches’: Northam Asks Virginians to Report Churches, Gun Ranges That Violate COVID Restrictions. “[The governor of Virginia] is now trying to turn us into a society of informers and snitches?” State Sen. Mark Obenshain asked. “The Governor and his Health Secretary, through the VA Dept. of Health is now asking for people to make anonymous complaints to the Dept. for violations of the Gov. Northam’s mask order.”
John Stossel: Facebook Is Using Activists To Fact-Check Posts They Don’t Like – It’s Wrong. Facebook now lets other people censor their content. Mark Zuckerberg told Congress, “We work with a set of independent fact-checkers.”

This is where we are today, Charlotte Bailey writes in The Atlantic:

All over the world, authoritarian regimes still use some of the tactics favored by the East German dictatorship—informers are still widely used, for instance. But states are now using modern technology to oppress their citizens in ways simply unavailable to the Stasi—by monitoring movements, spying on communications, and tracking financial transactions, to name just a few. The tools, in fact, are available to (and used by) companies and the governments of liberal democracies, too. “States now have far more power than the Stasi,” David Murakami Wood, a surveillance sociologist and an associate professor at Queen’s University in Canada, says. “And it’s not just states we have to worry about now.”

The New World Order is just deja vu all over again.

~ Propugnaculum

Let the air in your home fight the virus

airNow that we’re closing our windows we can still take several precautions with the air in our homes.

Open windows. Yes, just leave them open and deal with it.

Take that familiar annoyance for New Yorkers: the clanky radiator that overheats apartments even on the coldest days of the year. It turns out that the prodigious output of steam-heated buildings is the direct result of theories of infection control that were enlisted in the battle against the great global pandemic of 1918 and 1919.

The Board of Health in New York City ordered that windows should remain open to provide ventilation, even in cold weather. In response, engineers began devising heating systems with this extreme use case in mind. Steam heating and radiators were designed to heat buildings on the coldest day of the year with all the windows open.

You have to be crazy to live in New York anyway, so go for it.

Air purifiers. Those who have looked into these devices say they can help, but they are hardly a panacea. The EPA says:

When used properly, air cleaners and HVAC filters can help reduce airborne contaminants including viruses in a building or small space. By itself, air cleaning or filtration is not enough to protect people from exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. When used along with other best practices recommended by CDC and others, filtration can be part of a plan to reduce the potential for airborne transmission of COVID-19 indoors.

Consumer Reports says:

We spoke with air quality and virology experts, and asked CR’s own experts to weigh in. The consensus is that while air purifiers probably don’t offer much protection in most circumstances, they may be worthwhile in a few specific ones.If someone in your household is sick with COVID-19, running an air purifier in their quarantine room may help protect other family members or caregivers. The same goes for healthcare workers who are self-quarantining when they come home.

Consumer Reports rates various air filters as do other sites. It depends on your level of comfort with risk and caution. (I bought one.)

Humidity. When cold, dry air comes indoors and is warmed, the relative humidity indoors drops by about 20%. Such a drop in humidity makes it easier for airborne viral particles to travel, according to immunologists.

Their review concludes that studies in mice suggest that a relative humidity of 40–60% is ideal for containing the virus. “That’s why I recommend humidifiers during the winter in buildings,” says the study’s senior author.

Buy an inexpensive humidity gauge online. Too much humidity isn’t good, they say. You can reduce it with a dehumidifier. Aim for 50 percent.

You can increase it with a humidifier. Or you can just boil water on your stove, let the shower run, or place containers of water around the house, including the baseboard heating unit.

Now take a deep breath.

~ Annelidous

Will our military attempt a coup?

mattisSerious people are asking.

“A number of President Trump’s most implacable critics are fantasizing about deploying the U.S. military to remove him from the White House on Jan. 20, 2021, based on their assumption that a.) he will lose the election, and b.) he will refuse to leave office on his own,” Byron York writes.

Among those thinking about it are two reitred Army officers, Paul Yingling and John Nagl, who published an open letter to Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arguing that Trump may have to be forceably removed from the White House if he loses the election.

Where do they get such fantasies?

Sleep Joe, for one. “I promise you, I’m absolutely convinced they [the military] will escort him from the White House with great dispatch.”

This may well be why President Trump promoted several loyalists to top roles in the Defense Department this week after resignations following the unceremonious ouster of Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

Trump announced Monday that he had fired Esper as defense secretary and said Christopher Miller, who headed the counterterrorism center, would serve as acting secretary.

The Pentagon confirmed the resignations of the department’s top officials for policy and intelligence in a statement. The resignations include those of James Anderson, the acting undersecretary for policy; Joseph Kernan, the undersecretary for intelligence; and Jen Stewart, Esper’s chief of staff.

Those personnel changes weren’t random. Kash Patel, who will be Miller’s chief of staff, knows the details of the ‘spygate’ saga.

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently told National Public Radio that the military plays no role in politics, and that he has complete trust in America’s institutions to manage election disputes.

Sure, but why did NPR ask him in the first place? This from the NPR article, stated as fact:

President Trump has suggested that he might not accept the results if he is not declared the winner. He has made baseless claims about voter fraud being widespread. Voter fraud is actually extremely rare.

And then we have General Mad Dog Mattis, who, according to Bob Woodward’s new book did this:

Mattis quietly went to Washington National Cathedral to pray about his concern for the nation’s fate under Trump’s command and, according to Woodward, told Coats, “There may come a time when we have to take collective action” since Trump is “dangerous. He’s unfit.”

Trump is disrupting their big plans for foreign wars, and they don’t like it. They also don’t like him.

~ Acedius

This is it. This is the coup.

boxesAs I write, on November 7, 2020, the media are calling the election for Joe Biden, Trump is refusing to concede, and this is all according to the plan.

I assumed it was just a slip of the tongue from a troubled mind when Biden said:

“We’re in a situation where we have put together, and you guys did it for President Obama’s administration before this, we have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”

In context, it seems he was referring to Trump trying to steal the election. Remember: The Left always accuses its enemies of what it itself is doing. This strategy has been variously attributed to Karl Marx and Adolph Hitler, among others.

Whatever was rumbling aroiund in Biden’s febrile mind, a petri dish for Freudian slips, his handlers and enablers have indeed put together “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of Amerian politics.”

This is The Coup Act III. Act I was the Russian “collusion” investigation. Act II was impeachment. Now corrupting the election is Act III.

Here are the steps.

  1. Establish widespread mail-in voting, using Covid as an excuse.
  2. Prepare the public’s expectations about delays in vote counting.
  3. Halt vote counts on the night of the election where Trump is ahead.
  4. Bring in balllots for Biden.
  5. Lose ballots for Trump.
  6. Block Republican observers from vote tally rooms.
  7. Insist that there is no evidence of fraud.
  8. Engourage people to think the media call elections.
  9. Declare Biden the winner.
  10. Censor any effort to disagree with the narrative.
  11. Assert that Trump will have to be forcibly removed.
  12. Begin referring to Biden as the President.

Smoke and mirros, chaos and confusion.

The only thing missing was Ruth Bader Ginsberg, wbo was doing her best to outlive election day. She couldn’t pull it off.

Now the election goes to the Supreme Court, exactly as it did 20 years ago. Chief Justice John Roberts did his darned best to help Biden. Alas, without Ruth, it won’t be enough.

Already, as I write: Justice Alito orders Pennsylvania officials to separate ballots that arrived after Election Day.

~ Coquelicot

Yet another time they stole an election

mueller brennanIn the 2018 midterm election, Democrats gained a net total of 40 U.S. House seats, 17 more than the 23 seats they needed to win control of the House.

This led to two years of harrassment of the President and to his impeachment by the House.

How did it happen? There’s no doubt that the fraudulent investigation of “Russian collusion” contributed to voter doubt about President Trump. This was inflamed by Robert Mueller’s bogus investigation.

The noted investigative reporter John Solomon spells it out:

As the “Impeach Trump” machine raged with fuel provided by Democrats and an errant media, a funny thing happened: More than three dozen Republican incumbents in Congress announced they were retiring in 2018, leaving the GOP with a gaping hole in the House that Democrats exploited.

Polls showed the impact of the Russia coverage on voters. About half of American voters declared they believed Trump or his aides had colluded with Russia, even though they hadn’t.

It’s important to remember that Mueller and his gang knew there was nothing to the charges against Trump early in their game, but they sat on that knowledge until their hand was forced by AG William Barr after the election.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) called it: “When I hear that Giuliani is saying, ‘Oh, if it goes past September 1, Mueller will be blamed for you know, playing politics and affecting the election,’ Mueller could care less, he would love to affect the election.”

Then we had Democrat Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons warning Mueller not to release anything before the election. Now why would they do that? Because they suspected Mueller was a nothing burger? If they thought he had something on Trump wouldn’t they have demanded he release it?

1We now know that Mueller was not operating with 100 percent of his mental capabilities. His investigation was actually run by his chief counsel, Andrew Weissmann, who has a notorious reputation as a prosecutor.

Here’s what Weissmann said of the 1918 election: As Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election gained steam in 2017 and 2018, “one thing that the whole office soon realized was that the third act in this play would be an inevitable investigation of us, by the Trump administration, when our investigation was complete.”

“This led to more gallows humor within the office,” he wrote. “Whenever someone gave an opinion or spun out a possible theory to test that out, someone would pipe up: ‘Write that down, that will be for the investigation of the investigators.'” The jokes “took on a darker hue” ahead of the November 2018 midterm elections, Weissmann continued.

One of his prosecutor, Jeannie Rhee, said: If Republicans “retain the House, we all need to retain criminal lawyers. That’s how bats— crazy they are. I am not joking.”

Nothing has happened to these people, and nothing will. Just as nothing has happened to the top IRS officials who helped Obama get elected.

~ Homeoteleuton