I always know when the left is desperate for us to do something stupid: I start getting a lot of first time commenters saying things like we should kill so and so, and it’s time to hang them all, and–

No, I don’t approve those.

In retrospect, btw, I should have known something was up with January 6th because I got a ton of first time commenters telling me to go, and offering to pay for it. I wanted to, but besides being broke, I didn’t see a point to it. (To be fair, that and his eagerness in clamping down the virus bs (yes, okay, so “germophobe” but it doesn’t explain it really. I mean, sorry, but if I could see through it, he should have been able to, make me very suspicious of Trump. Not that it matters. If he runs again, it’s his to lose. I just…. Well, if I weren’t sure no one can be that manipulative and/or clever I’d be very afraid.) Because if we weren’t officially disputing the election, what was the point? Well, a trap and setup was the point, of course. (Whether Trump was talked into it is something else.)

And no, it’s absolutely no use saying we should already have started stacking bodies. Not only did the founding fathers take a looong time to do something about it, you guys have to pay attention at what is going on, and the fact this really is world wide and that other countries take their cues from America, so if the left gets a small, isolated but sufficiently horrible act they can use to kill us, every country in the world will be purged of non-communists.

And the reason they’re desperate for it is that’s the only way they can win. THE ONLY way.

Because Trump, whatever else he did (and militating on the side of he wasn’t on Their side, he pulled the masks down. He forced the left into such a desperate gambit that it ripped the remaining shreds of “they care” and “they mean well” off their image. And reveled them, bumbling, stupid, and criminally malicious for all the world to see.

Which is why unless we allow them to demonize us, they’ve already lost. No, take a deep breath. They’ve already lost.

If you’re my age or just a younger kid raised in the best institutions you might think that the left can do “big stuff”: Dams and roads, and all that stuff.

Um…. that was sort of a fluke in the US and had to do with a confluence of the time period, and experience hard won in WWII.

Actually everything that’s built by leftists — who are always totalitarian, either soft or hard — is…. crap. It falls apart, it doesn’t hold, it never performs as advertised.

And every large government that engages at any level in planning or interfering in the economy is leftist, by American terms.

They are attracted to, and have taken all the positions of concentrated power, including at big corporations.

The problem is that such positions are hellishly difficult due to problems of information. It might be possible to fulfill them well, but it’s nebulous, because the information we have on people who supposedly did is probably inaccurate. But if it can be done well, it’s not by men of system and theory, which is what the left is. It would have to be by people who understand people and leave a lot of leeway for improvisation and give a lot of incentive to innovation.

The left doesn’t get that. And the more beachheads they took the more things stopped working or went truly weird.

“But Sarah, government doing things and directing economy and society has been the norm for 100 years, why should it fall now?”

Because the ONLY thing that kept them in power was the full control of news, entertainment and education. That’s been escaping for some time, and the 2020 gambit which was supposed to bring it all under their control is backfiring spectacularly, and allowing people to realize it never worked very well at all. It was just hidden/disguised/propagandized.

So, the US hasn’t gone hot even to the extent of Canada. And you guys argle bargling we should have done it six years ago, aren’t seeing the whole picture. If you’d done that, you’d have created a threat and menace that would have swept all the left’s failures from the public eye, and allowed them to get, if not full control of the media, full control of the message for long enough to destroy everyone who opposed them and make talking against them a crime.

Instead, they’ve been showing their ass more and more every day.

Yes, it sucks, and we’ll suffer for it, but it had to be done. The masks needed to be ripped. Carter had tarred them with incompetence by being a bumbling idiot, but the malice needed to be shown, on full display. And boy, is it being.

Does this mean we shouldn’t do anything?

You guys are missing we are doing things. One of the things we’re doing is moving. Look, Colorado is now begging people not to leave (we might have sold the house JUST in time. And not, I still haven’t processed it. This week has been weird.) Begging businesses to come back. The places they took are collapsing. As for “but conservatives run away” — well, we vote with our feet, or this country wouldn’t exist, and the west would never have been colonized. If you think it makes no difference, you are wrong. It makes a huge difference. Because Americans can see the difference between areas and states, no matter how much the media obscures it.

The other things going on? Oh, dear. I know more people in the belly of the beast, being very, very punctilious about obeying. No, really, super punctilious. Yes, it causes issues, they’re just so GOSH DARN RESPONSIBLE.

And there’s the thousands going home instead of submitting to vax mandates.

We’re distributed, leaderless, chaotic. That is a terrible set up for anything more direct. But as some commie or other said “An ant can’t stop a train, but it can give an itch to the conductor till the train crashes.” And there’s millions of ants, partly because it’s impossible to live in the fake reality of leftism, anymore. Which keeps getting more and more impossible, as they try to “fix” our disobedience.

Is it going to be easy? Uh. No. And again and again PREP. Prep to the limits of your ability. Because things are going to get very ugly, very fast.

And it might come to a la lanterne. It might come to a Romanian Christmas Gift (which is much preferable) but until that time comes, all you can do is prepare. For that time to come, things need to be in such a state that it’s inevitable, and everyone knows it. (We might get a living diorama in Canada. Hopefully not, but you people in America’s Glorious War Bonnet, do keep safe, and prepared, okay?)

Before that? Well, the left always tells you what it wants. Note that every time they can they start looking for “White supremacist insurrectionists” (Or people they can tar as such.) Because even a semi-credible example they can demonize will allow them to clamp down for another 5 years or a decade. Most of them are very old. Also they expect China to conquer the world — or Russia, depending on their age — so if they can keep us under their boot till then, they win. (Yes, they’re idiots. Neither of those zombie-countries can conquer much more than their own backyards. And if they did, our own idiots would be against the wall in the time it takes a New Yorker to flee to Texas.)

So they want us to do something inadvisable. Well, they want us to already have done it. They’re in fact getting QUITE testy that we haven’t. They’re trying to turn the truck protest into this event, only obviously the truckers weren’t violent. And everyone knows it.

But Sarah you say “A la lanterne” and you point to guillotines. Well, listen, I get angry enough for anything, but those remarks — do you think I was on the side of the revolutionaries in FRANCE? Seriously — are more of a note of caution to our oppressors: “If you go on, this is inevitable.”

Which it is. Predicting a result doesn’t mean wanting it. (Unless you’re a facebook bot.) It just means you can think and have read an awful lot of history.

“Should” we have burned it all down 6 years ago? Sure. If the republic were me, the commenters of this blog, and maybe an equivalent number of the other side, and if our media reach were equal. And our penetration of bureaucracy.

Would it have been easier? Dear Lord. If you think that, you don’t know how long that kind of war can last (200 years isn’t rare) nor what destruction it leaves.

It is easier to call for it, because it keeps you from the hard slog of resistance and reclaiming the culture that is actually helping. (“Let’s go Brandon” didn’t viral itself.)

It sounds like less glorious work than roaming the hills with a Kalashnikov, but don’t fool yourself. It’s the work that actually will save civilization.

Will time come for kinetic? If they insist on being complete idiots? Probably. But when it comes everyone will know it. And it will be chaotic, multi-headed, terrible. And hopefully brief, or nothing will survive it.

Do I hope we still get by without it in most places? Yes, yes I am. I LIKE civilization.

But they are stupid, and insist on making it impossible for people to live. And all their clever plans backfire. So it might be unavoidable.

(And no we don’t need to kill them all to destroy the ideology. You people forget how fast people can turn their coats. Not every German who believe in the Nazis was killed. They just changed overnight. People do, if scared enough. Even now, a lot of true believers are getting red pilled. I know several who got so in the last two years.)

Be not afraid, and be not stupid. They’re desperate for an excuse. Do not give them one.

Protests are important, but make them truly peaceful. VISIBLY SO. Let the Canadian truckers be your model. And BE AWARE you might be killed for your entirely peaceful, constitutionally sound protests. (Our particular bastards didn’t invent that one. I knew the risks every time I protested in my teens.) If it were easy, it wouldn’t have sweet liberty as a reward.

Remember “Our lives, our fortune, our sacred honor.” It’s a price that was once paid. And very likely will be again.

Because anything worth earning is worth the price.

And to secure the blessings of liberty onto future generations, we’ll have to pledge our payment.

Be not afraid. And prepare, prepare, prepare.

339 thoughts on “Kinetic

  1. Not only did the founding fathers take a looong time to do something about it, you guys have to pay attention at what is going on, and the fact this really is world wide and that other countries take their cues from America, so if the left gets a small, isolated but sufficiently horrible act they can use to kill us, every country in the world will be purged of non-communists.

    All that cellphone video must be driving them absolutely freakin’ BATTY.

    1. Over on Facebook, the posts are all about the “idiot Canadian truckers” and so forth. Yes, I’m still there. Yes, I still have friends who outright believe that communism is better than what we have.

      Funny, though, I never hear that from immigrants from communist or communist-adjacent countries.

      1. A while back I was part of an online conversation in which someone was talking about an online video game. A group of players had organized into a clan in this game and named themselves after a Soviet military unit. The game’s developer had promptly shut down the clan, and the person who had brought this up was complaining about what the developer had done.

        I asked whether the game developer was located in Eastern Europe.

        The complaints stopped immediately.

      2. <= has not, and will not, give folks crud for using any platform.

        My mom's still on it, but when I texted her last night they were listening to one of the truckers on TV. (Probably streamed, they are where PBS doesn't come in without a warrant.)

        Many routes, one goal. 😀

      3. Twitter, to some extent. I was appalled with two “ps” at the , “Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister, for SAVING us!” type posts. But then, some of them might be bots.

          1. [snerk]

            Love Bloom County.

            BTW, I believe you can extract comic images from that site. Let’s see if I remember how to do this properly:

            1. That was it. Just right-click on the comic image, choose “view page source,” search for “og:image” and add a .png extension to the link that line gives you. Then you can show us the comic directly.

      4. “Funny, though, I never hear that from immigrants from communist or communist-adjacent countries.”
        Amen, brother.

    2. I was listening to last night’s Tim Pool and they brought up the movie Enemy of the State.

      What amuses me that so often people miss about the movie is that the bad guys were undone by the very surveillance the movie condemns.

      I say that to point out that the proliferation of cell phones and social media may have inadvertently given the people the ability to surveil Big Borther. The socialists joked that capitalists would sell the rope to hang themselves. Now we can joke that the socialists have taught the capitalist how to revolutionize. .

      (No really, apparently Saul Alinsky had a lot of ideas on “creative” protesting. Well I say we are a very creative bunch ourselves…)

      1. “The socialists joked that capitalists would sell the rope to hang themselves. Now we can joke that the socialists have taught the capitalist how to revolutionize.”

        Supposedly at a WWI fundraiser, after pretty much ALL the big stars of the day had been onstage, the emcee used the now-common line that was then-stunning: “You ain’t seen nothing yet!”

        Ladies and Gentlemen…

      2. Kinda like the proto “defund the police” guys screamed for body cameras… until they found out that it meant release of uncut, unframed, unstaged video?


        May be more like the infamous jokes (or “jokes” in some cases) about Boomers/hippies thinking they invented sex, just because other folks are able to talk about something else for ten minutes running.

        1. I’ve always supported the use of Police Body Cams. With uncut footage. It shows both bad policing, and bad criminals (is ‘bad criminals’ redundant?)

          1. Thing that horrified me, in the places where body cams didn’t come with a detectable drop in accusations of misconduct, is how many Perfectly Respectable People were making flatly false claims of abuse.

            Not, “difficult situation” or “disagree on cause” or anything, but stuff that flat didn’t happen.

            Been really good for filter who objects to police, adn who objects to crimes.

          2. Keep in mind that footage does take up a lot of storage space, so there are I.T. costs for that and for retrieval for all legal cases it’s used for. For a small town like ours (>10,000 residents) it’s not a very big amount of money. In fact, the cameras cost more to buy than the annual costs for storage of all that data – so far.

            1. Also bear in mind how long it has to be stored…. 20+ years for appeals/new trials, and even then there are people like the Innocence Project; there’s also a tech budget for maintaining old equipment to access it, or migrating it upward to new tech while maintaining chain of custody.

            2. This is where stuff like The Cloud get really popular. Records.

              K, rough estimates I find are mp4 movies are roughly 1000 hours per terabyte, 9 terabytes would store 24/7 video and audio; a year should be long enough to know if anything was alleged or a Public Interaction occurred.

              I *know* that body cams aren’t as high quality as a movie, but it does help get an idea of the size.

              1. I just did a quick SQL calculation in our database.

                Just from LAST YEAR (Jan 1 2020) to present day, we have added 19 TERABYTES of .mp4 to our system. For just a little over 1 year. Now not all of that may be body cams, but I assure you the lion’s share is.

                And we’re only cop-adjacent, not even the actual department. We’re not a big metropolis but our main PD is ~1,300 officers. Using your calculation that would be 11,700 terabytes or 11.7 pentabytes per year. Just grabbing this site’s calc’s of cost, that would be $8713 per 180TB would come out to $566,345 to cover the annual storage cost. Sure the PD budget for 2020 was $190m but that’s also got to cover the employee salaries and other equipment like vehicles.

                Believe me, storage is a huge headache for us. (though it is one of the few things I’m happy for my taxes to go towards as I’ve told several people: if you want police reform, fund more storage for body cams)

                (and you’ve got my email if you want further details which I can’t dox in public over)

                1. :thumbs up:
                  The number of variables for things like intelligent recognition (flagging similar faces, tracking who handled it) make it like asking “how much does it take to feed a household?” type questions.

                  Now, with physical evidence, that stuff can and does get pulled out/thinned down, eventually…which is another cost.

                2. (though it is one of the few things I’m happy for my taxes to go towards as I’ve told several people: if you want police reform, fund more storage for body cams)

                  Also training, particularly shoot/no-shoot training.

                  I can’t prove it, but I think something is seriously messed up in the training which is getting people killed.

                  1. On both sides of the blue line, yes.

                    I call it the Graduated High School effect– you know how bullies get taught that they can do basically anything that doesn’t end up with someone in the hospital for a few days on school grounds, if they’re a known bully?

                    …guess how assault with a deadly goes against a population that isn’t trained to know that they have no right to self defense, and it will be enforced by the teachers. That’s why a lot of high school bullies are dead before they can legally drink.

                    A similar effect goes in when a criminal switches police departments– famously, the New Orleans hurricane refugees who were shocked and appalled that they got arrested and/or shot for stuff the police in New Orleans had been fine with.
                    The families of guys who do armed robbery of pizza drivers, and get shot, and the family is horrified– because fatal resistance isn’t supposed to be an option.

                    Well, when they’re taking over a police department, a similar effect goes in– short form, they throw guys under the bus. You do a totally legit shoot? You’re going to be fired, and probably charged. Even if you only did it after you got knifed. Even if you only fired after the bad guy had run you over, hit your partner, and was backing up to get a second run and finish the job.

                    Eventually, you are left with the cops in that department who carefully avoid any situation where they might get knifed, and the guys who know, on a gut level, that if their lives are in danger they have absolutely nothing to lose by killing the attacker. They’re just as screwed either way, but a dead guy is unlikely to kill/maim them.

                    Seattle has been famous for being quick to shoot since I was a teen, for exactly that reason.

            3. Given how much money the pols piss through for zero benefit to anyone whatsoever this isn’t much of a cost.

              If you counted the cost of the citizens who have to spend time keeping an eye on the government to keep it accountable (that would be everyone), it would be a huge bill as well.

          3. Unfortunately it didnt do a thing to save that woman LEO in MN when she clearly made a human error and was devastated.

            1. At which point you assume the cop is lying and judge accordingly. The only way to stop that sort of fuckery is to establish the firm principle that it won’t profit the fucker.

            2. The camera records a difference between being turned off and being broken.

              Plus, the last thing on the video is rather revealing; that angle was used pretty early on to try to discredit body cams… the example they chose was a guy in a police-involved-shooting where he said the guy he shot was trying to beat him to death.

              Last image on the camera was the back of the shovel that the guy was trying to beat the cop to death with….

            3. Or in the city’s power, and they let the police tell you “No, no body cam footage exists” until you’ve sued them for it, then 6 months later – when they’d have to admit it or lie under oath in court – they finally admit “Oh, yeah, that exists and our officer have accessed it several times since the incident in question, but there’s no sound.”

              Hmmhm. Pull the other one, it’s got bells on.

          4. Well, Michael Jackson was a smooth criminal. But then, by his own admission, he was also bad.

            So, I don’t know.

              1. To the Left I’m sure that seems possible. Weren’t they declaring Larry Elder to be one during the recall effort?

        1. I like watching Haka videos. Have seen some aggressive performances by military units.
          This had a really impressive and disturbing edge.
          Like, the ‘real thing’ impact and spine shivers edge.


      3. Actual education doesn’t happen much, especially for progressives. Remember that one of the things that sunk the Nazis after WWII was their good record keeping, which by today’s standards wasn’t spectacular. If they haven’t learned after 75 years they never will.

    3. >> “All that cellphone video must be driving them absolutely freakin’ BATTY.”

      My favorite part is how their own brownshirts keep recording and publishing the evidence of their own wrong-doing. Sarah isn’t kidding when she calls the current crop of statists incompetent idiots.

  2. “Is it going to be easy? Uh. No. And again and again PREP. Prep to the limits of your ability. Because things are going to get very ugly, very fast.”

    It can happen in an instant. It doesn’t even have to be a protest or a riot. All it takes is a spark, and you cannot predict when that will happen. To put it more bluntly, you CANNOT CONTROL FOR IDIOTS. Theirs or ours. Or “ours” that ain’t, because glowies and false flags have been tried over and over again over the past few years at least so do you think they’re going to stop?

    Avoid crowds. Listen to your suspicions. Does it sound fishy? It probably is. Do your research. Don’t take the official word for it, look for first sources and decide for yourself. Plan for things to go wrong. Set a rally point for you and yours if you get separated. Stock up on stuff, not just food, toilet paper, spare parts, and so on. What’s the worst that would likely happen if you do prep? You have taco night with the rice and beans you’ve stocked up later. And you’ve got plans for if lesser disasters happen. Job loss, flood, etc.

    Don’t listen to the agents provocateur that seek to create a pretext for even more draconian crackdowns. Keep your head on when everyone else is losing theirs. Planning and training help with this a lot. Keep your eyes and ears open. Be not afraid.

    1. we are lucky they are so inept. See the “White Power” 4 that were sent to false flag a Youngkin event “Hey, look, an African American White Supremacist!” and other such attempts. They really can’t emulate well because they have a parody of what we actually are in their minds and it is nowhere close to reality. We, on the other hand know just what they are and want.

      1. we are lucky they are so inept. See the “White Power” 4 that were sent to false flag a Youngkin event “Hey, look, an African American White Supremacist!” and other such attempts.

        “Why Red! Didn’ I tell ya to wash up after a weekly cross-burnin? See? It’s comin’ off!” 😉

    2. Don’t take the official word for it, look for first sources and decide for yourself

      Don’t build trust in specific non-official sources, either– if they are trustworthy, they’ll do like blogs got big doing, and give you their sources.
      Their whole THING is skin-suiting.

      1. My trust is always built if the site direct links to the first source in question. (especially gov. docs) Nothing ruins my trust faster than finding out a site links to merely another media talking head – especially because often if you keep following links, you find yourself arriving back where you started. (aka “Circular sourcing”)

        Or worse: Mark Shea loves to “prove” things by just linking to a google search result. Makes me laugh every time.

        1. Yep.

          A *lot* of that going on– at one point, I could usually track it to Reuters or AP, and found that out by folks using a thesaurus wrong and changing teh careful meaning of a word– but now?

          They’ll dead end with identical phrasing, even identical half-quotes, and now the original never shows up unless it was from a third party that insisted on having their own video.

            1. All these channels were owned by the same company and this was a letter written by that company. It was to be read in it’s entirety by all the affiliate stations. This is why they all sound the same.

    3. Ask yourself, “If this happens, what are people likely to do next?” and “Who benefits from this happening?” and “Who benefits from this reaction?”

      Those questions take time. But that time is the same thing as taking a deep breath before deciding to do something.

      The young man threw his insignificant spear at the huge tusker, doing insignificant damage but enraging the mighty pachyderm. He then turned and ran down the jungle path as if the forces of Hell were after him. For indeed they were. The bull trumpeted loudly and raced down the path in pursuit, quickly gaining on the irritating human. Suddenly, the man began hopping and skipping as he ran, terminating in a beautiful Olympian triple jump. It seemed foolish, as it allowed the elephant to cut the distance between them in half.
      The elephant could anticipate the joy of trampling the man into a dirty paste. Until the ground fell out beneath him, precipitating him on the sharpened stakes at the bottom of the pit trap.

    4. If you don’t know the people involved in a group or a protest, assume they are FBI or .mil….You’ll be right most of the tine…

  3. It’s probably also worth noting that even some prominent voices on the left are sounding the alarm about the direction we’re headed in. They have the capability of reaching people that our side can’t. We just had the head of brand management at Levi’s post a lengthy piece about why she – almost certainly a lefty based on a few bits in her article – resign from Levi’s and turn down a $1 million severance package because she knew it would prevent her from speaking up about the current stifling that’s going on.

    The word is spreading. Minds are being enlightened one at a time.

    1. I am of two minds about the war within the Democrat party. At least two. On the one hand, people are waking up to what lefties really are, what they really do, and what they really want to do to you. On the other, the cynical part of me says that at least some part of this is to position themselves better in the midterms so they don’t lose quite so badly.

      That they are going to lose, absent some pretty major eff-ups by the stupid party (which they are well known for), is not in question. That they’ve lost credibility and a lot of the blind faith that many had in them is without question. There are several democrat attempting to politicians distance themselves from Biden and his policies, especially regarding the covidiocy hypocrisy. I view a lot of the claims in certain corners of now seeing the light with some skepticism.

      Sure, there are folks that are growing dissatisfied with the D party. They’re not getting what they were promised (gee, doesn’t that sound familiar? 2018 anyone?). I do not take such pronouncements as firm indicators absent action consistent with said statements. Sympathetic, I am. Credulous, I am not.

      1. It saddened me to discover back in the early 2000s that in at least one county in Texas, there was no Democrat Party primary, because there weren’t enough party members to run a primary. Saddened, because there should be more than one option. Granted, this is one of our “entire population can fit in a large theater with seats left over” counties, but still.

        1. In the 2020 general election, the Democrats failed to run anybody for the house seat in my parents’ district.

        2. I’m a supporter of a two-party system, but the Democrats are a criminal conspiracy and should be dealt with as such.

        3. Flyover County isn’t that small (try a bit further east), but the real races for partisan (whether or not officially so) races are between the GOPe candidates and the Tea Party/Trump Supporting ones.

          OTOH, the fact that the Oregon Dems have decided that one of Stalin’s faults was that he was too considerate of the Kulaks has a lot to do with the unpopularity of Democratss over here.

        4. The New dems of the cities and the National Dems ran out all the old Texas dems, or caused them to vote for too many far left ideas they got voted out. See Chet Edwards.
          The almost local here for State Rep ran first as a Dem, unseating a longtime Repub, but then none of the downstate dems would allow him to even speak about his campaign promises, so he switched parties, and managed to get a few worthwhile bills passed.

        5. Around here there are 94 state house seats. The Dems managed to widdle down their minority from 15 to 13, almost all of which have the state’s major universities or Indian reservations. It was so bad that they ran a convicted federal felon for US House in 2020. The last state wide election the Dems won here was 2012. The last Dem governor left office in 1992.

      2. We’re at war with the E!Democratic Party.

        We’re at war with the International Managerial Class that believes that because they’ve gone to all of the Right Schools(TM), learned all of the Right Things(TM), and read from the Right Playbook(TM), they know everything and anyone that doesn’t bow to their instant wisdom is a wrecker and a saboteur.

        I’m not at war with most people that believe what most of the (nominal) Democratic party has stood for, for years. But, the Establishment people are our enemies and they will have to go away. Preferably with as little blood as possible, but…

        1. They’re saying the quiet part out loud. They’ve been doing it for years, covering up the things that would get them too much bad press (theoretically, because I don’t think there’s much a Democrat could do that the press wouldn’t cover for them). This is in part how we get Build Burglary Bolshevism and the Great Reset, free crack pipes and the lunacy of calling the bouncy castle, street hockey, and happy dance trucker people in Canada terrorists.

          Roll left and die ends when you cannot suspend disbelief anymore. Only then, I think. That’s why there are some few that have been on the left quite literally all their lives saying things like “lockdowns and vaccine mandates don’t work and they never did.” The ones that are serious and not just trying to walk back their unpopular overreach, they’ve reached that point. They’ve been kicked out of the story, the narrative, and now they can’t un-see it.

          As Sarah said, the only way they win (sorta, kinda) is if we all die. Because freedom and liberty will ever seduce those who innovate and those with drive. Others will follow, because liberty grows wealth when one works hard and the socialist boot is off one’s neck. It’s why they can’t stand us, and why they have to lie about us all the time. Reality makes their side look bad. It makes us look damned good, and not just in comparison.

    2. Naomi Wolf on Substack. We’ve fallen down the weirdest pantsleg of time.

      If you told me 20 years ago I’d be reading Naomi Wolf for any reason other than to find out what the other side thinks of any situation, I’d’ve laughed.

      1. Deep inside the heart of many a leftie, there is a survivor wanting to get out.

        It may not be a good kind of surviving that they’re after, mind you. But at least it’s a breath of practicality.

      2. There’s a quiet war going on in the Democrat Party between the older, smarter, more practical leaders and the much younger Crazies led by AOC and her gang, who want to destroy the place…Expect to see open war break out after the midterms, with the Crazies likely coming out on top…

        1. The establishment Dems can’t win without the crazies. For example, Biden. Does anyone think he’d have won without the “it’s easier to overthrow a senile old man than a tyrant” left? I do not.

          There will be conflict, but I expect the establishment side to try and keep things contained. They have their levers and tools they can use, even to suppress internal dissent. They may try a magician’s trick of getting the crazies focused on something else while they try and steal another term. It may be a proxy war- Dems are known for that sort of thing. Late 2022 is going to be… challenging. For all of us, I’d expect. Even establishment Dems. The crazies are no longer as under control as the Dems would like.

            1. Then don’t read this without tranquilizers on board. The video is in the article.


              “The whistleblower, Regina Miller, began recording conversations involving Delaware County officials after she became concerned with what she saw as a contract worker assisting election employees. A source familiar with the videos explained that Miller made the recordings as election workers scrambled to find—and in some cases create—documentation in response to a “Right to Know” request that sought copies of the paperwork that would confirm the accuracy of the vote tallies certified for the 2020 election.”

              1. I read that article and it sounds like she was witnessing truly epic incompetence at the individual and systemic levels. Of course, that makes it the perfect cover for targeted fuckery.

                1. The epic incompetence is baked right in to the system. When you promote and hire based on ideology and not competence, that’s what you get.

            2. One semi-consoling thought: They have to control both the machines and counting process in more places in 2022 than they did in 2020 to have significant effect. OTOH, since they paid no consequences for their 2020 misdeeds, they may be emboldened to try it on a wider scale. I’d feel a lot more comfortable if anybody had faced real consequences.

              1. Which is why it will be tougher to pick up the Senate than it will be the House. For Congress, the Big Blue City can only screw with the elections in the local districts (which are likely to be blue anyway), but for a statewide race the Big Blue City can tip the balance for the whole state.

          1. Elections have much funky appearance.

            It isn’t the young crazies behind that, it is the old crazies.

            It’s not a complete doom and gloom situation, because electoral practice is local, it is something voters can meddle in, and the old crazies are no doubt planning off wrong models of what voter intervention might be like.

        2. Core older leadership of the Dems are nuts, just have been trying to hide it.

          Jan. 6 2021 was Pelosi’s game. She’s out of her mind, has been playing for this goal for a while, and is not a force for sanity or decorum or law.

          1. Yep. The younger Dems may be out of control crazy, but the older crazies want it that way, or the youngsters have been slapped silly already.

  4. Watching what’s happening in Canada and what’s being proposed here in the US, I kinda feel bad about it but I can’t help but think that maybe my mother passing last week ([censored] you, C. Diff) was possibly doing her a favor.

    Not just because the end of pain for her (if not her family), but that she won’t be around to see what’s looking to happen within the next few years.

    1. I had a good friend of mine unexpectedly pass away just before the shutdowns started. I often wonder about the timing on that.

    2. I hate to mention it, but many hospitals weren’t being as vigilant about normal hospital spread infectious diseases because of the COVIDiotcy.

      1. Wasn’t even a hospital. She had been in a nursing home/rehab center for a month before, and it wasn’t exactly the best of facilities. Only reason she went there was because at the time she had the China Flu, and other rehab facilities either had no openings for ‘vid patients or had even worse CMS ratings.

        (I’m still kicking myself for not getting her out of there after she was cleared for the non-covid side of that place. 20/20 hindsight, and all that. 😛 )

    3. Aw, geez, that is terrible.

      Bear in mind that, no matter how horrible the times, the vast majority of people don’t encounter the worst of it. Don’t give the times too much power over you. Let them bestir themselves to come get you, or not.

  5. Progress has definitely been made. The regular mocking of the woke people has turned some people against it, which is important, and so a success. The slogan “Get woke, go broke” has also been at least somewhat noticed as having truth. The power of falsely or absurdly denouncing someone as a racist is losing effectiveness, and we can probably thank Trump for that.

    I think the last six years have been very important, because many more people are on our side and hopefully it means we can avoid violence. You have to win hearts and minds.

    However, a healthy family friend, age 64, just had a stroke and died, two months after the clot shot. If this type of thing keeps happening, things will get crazy, both from the loss of the people who died, and the reaction of the survivors.

  6. One of the best things the truckers have done so far is the bouncy castle on the Parliament’s front lawn. Everybody knows about the friggin’ bouncy castle. And the road hockey.

    Take that as instruction, ladies and gentlemen. The Left -fears- the bouncy castle.

    1. Bouncy Castle is a secret symbol of RRRAAACISSSM!!!

      Just wait.

      Has anybody told them, believing people around you are talking in some sort of secret code is a common paranoid delusion?

      1. We are already -far- past there. They saw the bouncy castle and started making noises that they would take the children away from their parents. This was Ottawa police saying it, not some bunch of agitators.

        Then theres the CBC. You know that they had an article making much about the use of the word “freedom” being a right-wing fascist thing, right? That was so yesterday afternoon.

        CBC the new hotness:

        CBC is combing through the oh-so-conveniently hacked records of GiveSendGo for Freedom Convoy donors, then sending the donors email demanding that they explain themselves.

        Be it noted, the CBC is an arm of the government of Canada. Okay? Next those people’s bank accounts will be “frozen” aka seized. They’ll likely never see that money back, is my bet.

        1. CBC is combing through the oh-so-conveniently hacked records of GiveSendGo for Freedom Convoy donors, then sending the donors email demanding that they explain themselves.

          Wait, so you’re saying I might get the chance to tell off an apparatchik to their email-face?!


          1. PowerLine published a copy of such an email. Seems they want a phone call. If anyone does, make good and sure you have your recording and state that you are recording right off – and if you rub in, er note, that a REAL REPORTER would have no issue with allowing truth be confirmed and held to thus, but a phony-baloney “journalist” would, well, who could stop you?

    2. The bouncy house– and the not treating the police as enemies the second they showed up– made it incredibly hard to demonize the Truckers.

      You end up with people doing twitter posts *saying* the honking goes all night… and videos of guys heading out for a smoke or something in relative silence.

      I adore how the same “this is mental abuse” guys also tried to stir outrage by sharing videos of cops *not being jackbooted thugs*! How DARE they, don’t they know police are mindless automations that must obey?

        1. I’m seeing reports from both directions– that is, the claim that the Canadian CPS involvement was a threat to the truckers, and that he let the presence of children and resulting advice stop him from doing the activist-demanded brutality on protesters.

        1. I really hope YoungCastro’s invocation of the EMA over this ends with him behind bars. I’d say borrowing some old fashioned French equipment would be a bit far at the moment, but if he should take things hot I’d gladly sneak across the border for that show.

    3. The Left fears more than bouncy castles on Trucescue’s front lawn – they fear being laughed at, almost more than anything. Laughed at and disrespected is their boogie-man. It’s a stab to their ego.

    4. The hot tub. I mean, OK, Canada gets crazi(er) in late winter, but people having fun in a hot tub outdoors in February?!? Worse – people having fun without getting permission first!

  7. “In war, the moral is to the physical as three is to one” – Napoleon.

    Sarah is right. I know there are a lot of people who are itching to start the Second Revolution. Don’t be so eager. This is a delicate time, when we MUST force the Left to incur the moral costs of having turned a political crisis into violence. Whoever starts the shin-kicking will lose massively with people who don’t have a dog in the immediate fight.

    1. Thus, why Patriot agitators were throwing snowballs at Redcoats in Boston.

      The absurd overreaction of musket balls and bayonets in response to snowballs was exploited ruthlessly and quit successfully.

      Note: try not to be the punchline to someone else’s “killing joke” .

      1. In the words of Ol’ Remus (may he rest in peace with the Lord), stay away from crowds.

        There is no percentage in getting caught up in somebody else’s bad idea.

      2. To be fair, the snowballs allegedly had rocks in them, or were iceballs; and the mob was a mob. But it was still ridiculous to respond the way they did, and the soldiers were very lucky to have a good lawyer volunteer to defend them.

        More to the point, a fair number of snowball throwers did not get to enjoy the blessings of liberty afterward, so be careful where you throw from.

          1. Right, far better to launch a drone strike on the guy with a gun. Just remember store-bought drones are usually GPS dependent, and the government has the ability to F’ with GPS, so be sure to take that into account.

              1. The pre-WWI bomb-chuckers had some good ideas, like slaughtering the establishment, although many of them had some really bad ideas like pushing Socialism to replace it.

                  1. Maybe I’m just stressed out by this whole thing. I’ve been increasingly pissed at the federal government since the 90’s. Nothing seems to be getting any better there. People I know and respect who once worked in the federal government have little good to say about it. DHS is an abomination, and FBI are no better than the KGB, Stasi, or Gestapo, but with better PR courtesy of the MSM.

                    I see things getting better amongst the populace overall, but every workday I get hit with new woke shit at work. I can’t afford to quit right now. And while some of the state governments seem to be getting a clue, the federal government keeps getting worse. Or staying bad in ways that keep me from enjoying my normal recreation. And the weather has mostly been cold, so I’m not getting in the walking that helps keep my stress down. And every day there’s some new damn outrage by the feds or by institutions that have been taken by the Left.

                    If you look back to around 1960, you’ll see institutions like the ABA, AMA, engineering associations, even some of the media and academics, publicly expressing quite conservative opinions. Now they’re all a bunch of f’ing Lefties! Engineering associations obsessed over climate change, the AMA seems more interested in “equity” than medicine, and the ABA more in “social justice” than real justice.

                    Fandom was my escape from all this for a while. Then it went from actually being inclusive to excluding anybody who says anything “offensive,” which seems to be defined as anything than disagrees with the Leftist narrative.

                    Then came this darn corona BS.

                    I’m so sick of it all. I want to be able to go out and have fun again. I don’t want to have to wear a mask to go the USAF museum, and every ranger program at the national parks to be cancelled because Joe Biden* and his minions are still being asses. I want politicians who aren’t bought by China or George Soros. I just want my country back.

            1. “Do not yeet unless yote upon, but if they mean to boogaloo, let it begin here.” Capt. Parker, probably.

              Don’t forget: anyone who wants YOU to yeet first is not on your side.

              Bringing in drones is brilliant: use the drones for video. Moar cameras. All the cameras. If they attack kiddie type drones they look horrible and you know they’re up to something sus.

              Bonus: an eight-year-old in an apartment across the street can operate a drone. Knocking down doors because kids are playing with toys is also a bad look. Just don’t take drones near wildfires.

            2. As with a lot of things, F’ with GPS will hurt the local and regional guvies than it will the rest of us. The US military has some preparation for operations in a GPS denied environment. I doubt DHS does and I’m sure state and local authorities are not.

              1. I recall, back in the ’90s, hearing that GPS had two modes: precise, and vague. Precise can give you a location with resolution down to less than a meter. Vague mode can only give you a location within 10 meters or so. And since the GPS satellites are controlled by the U.S. military, at any time the military could tell the satellites “in this region of the world, until further notice, only give vague location *except* to any GPS receiver using valid military authorization codes”. So the enemies they were fighting would be denied the benefit of GPS.

                I don’t know if that system is still in place… no, scratch that. I’m sure that system is still in place, but I don’t know if it would still function after thirty years of potential “bit-rot”. But whether state and local authorities would be given the authorization codes to have functioning GPS… well, they might.

                1. Yes, it’s in place. Yes, it still works. Yes, it’s been updated. No, the local folks couldn’t use it, because they don’t have recievers that can use the codes.

                2. They replace the GPS satellites.

                  My understanding, they cut out some of the the fiddling they were doing with the civilian GPS signal. Around 2000.

                  Our adversaries these days, like the EU, Russia, and the PRC, have their own GNSS constellations, so messing with GPS satellite sources doesn’t do us much good. A lot of the counter these days, I understand, is jamming or spoofing GNSS from closer range.

                  Cheap GNSS receivers aren’t necessarily very smart, or good at handling high power jamming.

                  The question with state and local GNSS users might be a whole lot less encryption, and more a matter of the quality of the receivers they have deployed and in use, and maybe operator training. Almost certainly, they are not up to date on bleeding edge techniques for this flavor of information war.

                  1. And if you own a modern cell phone, your location is determined based on GPS, the European, Chinese and Russian constellation, cell tower triangulation, wifi triangulation if your wifi is on (even if it is not connected to a router) and bluetooth triangulation if your bluetooth on. Not sure what algorithms are used to mediate between the answers.

                3. Cellphone location identification is on par with the Rough Approximation.

                  I think there’s radio signal triangulating locating stuff, too, but know nothing EXCEPT for that vague memory.

                  1. decades ago when I was keeping my hand in 9-1-1 operations the cell phone providers could tell you latitude, longitude and elevation to within a couple of feet if someone had their location turned on. They told me that someone that called us to report a physical domestic was on the 3rd floor at an exact address (well, lat and long we had to convert in a different program but elevation was right on). Without location services on they could tell you which tower the phone was hitting off the strongest and from which directional third of the tower, and approximate distance from the signal strength.

                    Also, when IP phones were first coming out they would drop very soft and very loud sounds. So things like whispers wouldn’t always come across, nor would gun shots. I’m not sure if it’s still the same, but it might be. Like I said, it’s been a long time since I kept up on the 9-1-1 side of things.

                    1. I’m familiar with the no-location– since the 90s, if you can get that data on three towers, you can get the 30ft or so.

                      (rural emergency services– there are areas where you can’t get even two towers, much less three, but you can get a bit closer with “it hit this one two hours ago, and this one right now, so here’s the big circle of Maybe”)

                    2. Yeah, lots of places by Lake Sakakawea where there was no signal at all. Still some places even with Verizon along US 2 like that. I won’t even look at the other carriers because they typically only cover Fargo, Grand Forks and Bismarck.

                  1. To completely blank GPS is fairly easy (FCC will have stern words if they catch you, but technically easy) since the signal coming from the GPS satellites is a very weak signal.
                    Local transmitter can drown out that signal fairly easily.
                    The colorado springs dead area could even be RFI – someone’s bit of equipment not shielded properly and leaking.

                    1. Or that you’ve simply got enough tall buildings between you and all the available satellites. Occasionally, you’ll hit just the right alignment that the signal is getting reflected to your receiver, which will then hop the display around like a jumping bean on meth as it tries to figure out your location. See downtown San Diego, Atlanta, Dallas….

                    2. Oooh, that reminds me– there was a spot on Snoqualmie pass where they were doing construction where phones didn’t work, and my Nuvi was wonky, because they had a jammer out to prevent Problems with the explosives.

                      Apparently they’re radio triggered, now.

                      (There was a big sign warning about it or I probably wouldn’t remember.)

                    3. Now I want to go find that nokia that survived the bomb picture….
                      (screen: 1 missed call)

                      That said, similar concept, but quite sure the radio-fuses are cheaper make.

                      …was about to muse on why they wouldn’t use a cellphone signal, that’s a godo way to avoid broad-band triggering, then I could just SEE a spam-caller killing the entire building team.

                  2. Whenever I use Google Maps to drive to a contract site I get a “GPS Signal Lost” message as soon as I pull out of my apartment complex garage, though it comes back after I drive down the road a bit.

                  3. >> “Now I want to go find that nokia that survived the bomb picture….”

                    There was a Nintendo Gameboy that survived a bunker bombing back in the Gulf War. Decades later it still plays normally.

                4. It’s called “Selective Availability”, and the military turned it off sometime in (IIRC) the ’90’s or early 2000’s. Presumably they can turn it back on, since all it does is mung the timing a bit.

                5. [2nd try; first apparently fell in the bit bucket…]
                  It’s called “Selective Availability”, and the military turned it off sometime in (IIRC) the ’90’s or early 2000’s. Presumably they can turn it back on, since all it does is mung the timing a bit.

                  1. I think it’s a fail-to-clear-the-buffer problem. Whoever posted last gets stuck in the buffer, and the post doesn’t show up until it autoclears (15 minutes?) or someone else posts and shoves you out. When a post apparently fails, give it a few and reload. Usually it shows up.

                    1. Yeah, I did that (waited ~20 minutes). The first try appeared *after* I hit “post” on the second. WPDE indeed…

                    2. >> “Whoever posted last gets stuck in the buffer”

                      Interestingly, WP sends out the e-mail copies to subscribers immediately, even if the comment doesn’t show up here for several minutes. I know because I always get sent copies of my own comments right away.

                  2. And, I am not tilden. I don’t know why it decided I am tilden. There’s not even a tilden in my list of usernames to get mistook with. WPDE.

          2. *mulls this for a moment*

            Would this be the real reason why lefties hate the second amendment? They like throwing sh*t? They do enough of it, so if they don’t even *like* it that would be a problem.

            1. Basically, yes; the second amendment seriously guts the utility of the slightly-ranged mob, and stoning someone to death has the psychological distance of nobody actually KILLING them, just INJURING them, so it’s a shorter hurdle.

              1. Sort of like when the AntiFa individual discovered that getting hit back HURTS. Enthusiasm for the Great Cause evaporated, or at least the individual’s presence at “protests” ended abruptly.

        1. >> “To be fair, the snowballs allegedly had rocks in them, or were iceballs; and the mob was a mob.”

          I have to admit I can’t really blame the soldiers for that one. When you start throwing stuff at people you’re giving them reason to think they’re in danger.

          And yes, that applies even if what you’re throwing appears on the surface to be harmless. Remember the cement milkshakes?

  8. I think it had to happen this way, like Sarah says, in order to completely open the wound.
    It stinks like gangrene but it has to drain so it can heal.

    Best I think I can do now is be a pain in the ass for every medical facility that tries to force me to wear a face covering. The answer is “no” I can’t and I won’t.

    We have to bring them down one person at a time.

    I get scared sometimes, and everything is new here (Idaho), and I don’t yet have connections. So, lots of prayer, and lots of belief in my fellow citizens.

    We’ll get this done, and it’s ugly.

    1. How is the move going? Did the cats travel okay? Are they adjusting to their new temporary home? (I think you said you were relocating, then finding the correct place to take root; with work and home.)

      Prayers sent on the wind to spread.

  9. I think Trump started people waking up. Especially the way they treated him. No he didn’t do everything right. No President ever has but there was no call for the rabid hatered he got. I think that started some people waking up.

    He was also trying to cut back on the waste. That was definitely needed. I suspect he tried to do what his advisors told him as far as Covid was concerned. I noticed he also tried to tell people about treatments. Nobody was listening. I hope he’s learned since then how Washington works. We need a President of the people. He’s as close as we’ve had in a long time.

    I wasn’t sure at the time about him but we rolled the dice and didn’t come up snake eyes. I consider that a win.

      1. I believe it specifically says it has to stay inside of their charter, BUT it also makes it so you can’t charge the folks who act under it…. sec, I know someone posted the documents, I’ll start responding with links.

          1. You want really annoying?

            It was pointed out that the thing I linked above was announcing the declaration.
            It’s not a proclamation. I’ve known land sales that went sideways because someone didn’t follow the correct steps to give public notice– I know that Ottawa flat stated their Gazette was the publication for a Proclamation for the legal stuff to kick in.

            So I was looking at the official site again, to see if tehre was any new link– and they are now giving media marching orders, but not for quoting.

            This smells very, very weasel-y.


  10. Good point about the lead time to actual warfare with the American Revolution. Earliest reference I can find to the first colonial act of violence against the British was the Boston Massacre (March 1770) (Yeah, WE started it by attacking British soldiers who then fired on the mob.) Other major events that led up to the war were: the Stamp Act (March 1765), the Townshend Acts (June-July 1767), the burning of the customs enforcement schooner, HMS Gaspee (9 June, 1772), the Boston Tea Party (December 1773), the Coercive Acts (March-June 1774), and Lexington and Concord (April 1775).

    5 years from the Stamp Act until the Boston Massacre. 10 years before open warfare. That’s a LONG time.

    1. But I was assured by the left that protestors hurling rocks and bricks at Gov’t employees with firearms is not justification for and counter violence . . . wait, This Just In! I just learned that anyone not left of Lenin just dissenting from The Narrative˜™ is fine to be beat or shot by said gov’t employees.

      1. Actually, you had to feel sorry for the poor red coats. And John Adams defense of them was brilliant. They at least had moral and legal justification for their lethal counter; unlike a certain badge who murdered a female veteran during the 6 Jan incident.

        1. I sure wouldn’t want to trust that nobody was throwing something more dangerous than a snowball, especially when it’s tested by hitting me in the head.

    2. Bacon’s rebellion happened in 1676, a full century before America officially declared independence. I doubt we’ll have to wait that long.

    3. It’s been over forty years since Foreign Intelligence Security Act that has been used to violate 4th Amendment rights, 25 since Clinton us sold out to the Chinese, thirty years since Waco and Ruby Ridge, twenty years since the formation of the Department of Homeland Security, eight years since the Bundy standoff, six years since the illegal spying on the Trump campaign started, five years since Fauci started conspiring with the Chinese to engineer SARS-Cov-2, four years since the 2018 campaign cheating, two years since start of the deaths resulting from the denial of known effective treatments for the SARS-Cov-2 they’d engineered, and nearly 18 months since the massive 2020 election fraud.

        1. I probably should chill out until the mid-terms, but the sheer incandescent rage lacks a good outlet because of how cold it has been, and shaking that sometimes comes when I get too worked up over it which keeps me from doing tasks that need much fine motor. I tend toward ranting when worked up and lacking a physical outlet. At least it got lukewarm today and I was able to get a few walks in.

          And my wife is going away for a few days, so I can clean her stuff away from the exercise bike and she won’t be around to complain about it. Not that she has a real reason to complain, since I’ve been asking her for weeks to clean her stuff up from so I can use it. She should use it, too; I think her doctor may have finally convinced her today but I’m not sure.

  11. Tyrants cannot handle the serfs ignoring them.

    And they absolutely cannot tolerate the serfs -laughing- at them.


    They are “Impotent Rage! – The Liberal Superhero!” (NSFW-ish. Put beverage down before searching.)

  12. The Tree of Liberty might be suffering from lack of moisture; the leaves might be browning. But the Tree will be watered, and the leaves will green again.
    Water the Tree.

    1. We’ve been here before, several times, and have mostly avoided watering the tree.
      May we be that lucky again.

      Not even joking.
      The 2nd National Bank owned nearly all the politicians outright, until Andy Jackson crushed that serpent.
      The Mexican-American War is not remembered as a high water mark of civic virtue.
      High society squealed like a stuck pig at the election of Abraham Lincoln, and actively attempted to undermine him at every step.
      Reconstruction was famously corrupt.
      As was The Gilded Age, which featured a President remembered as “his fraudulentcy”. Teddy Roosevelt and his trust-busting were instrumental to bringing this to an end. (Not that his was the first or only populist movement of the time. He was just in a position to act, and that due to Fate.)
      Then there was Woodrow Wilson of evil fame. Political prisoners and foreign wars were only the tip of the iceberg.
      Nearly all of Harding’s cabinet (And possibly Harding himself) were owned by outside interests (or rented via blackmail).
      Coolidge was good.
      Hoover was a brilliant engineer. But every virtue carries its own vice, and people are not machines.
      FDR was a fascist.
      Truman was a pretty rotten individual, who actually made a pretty decent President.
      Eisenhower was ok.
      Kennedy was corrupt, but was not bad domestically. But the statists sure milked his death for all it was worth.
      LBJ is enjoying his afterlife as a boil on Satan’s left testicle.
      Nixon of the wage and price controls took expert advice, and the bureaucracy still executed a coup against him.
      List continues…

      Power corrupts.

    1. Schools have students.

      Criminals were generally students /somewhere/.

      Schools should be held accountable, and sued for any crimes committed by a student or former student.

        1. Yeah, but that was news, not advertisement of suggested usage. Otherwise that fellow from Charleston SC (?) could have used it in his defense.

  13. “An ant can’t stop a train, but it can give an itch to the conductor till the train crashes.” This is also the premise behind Eric Frank Russell’s excellent novel “Wasp,” (although the comparison was a wasp and a car’s driver), wherein a lone insurgent is disrupting an enemy planet. Fun read.

  14. Um, ‘Remember “Our lives, our liberty, our sacred honor.”’. That’s our fortunes, never our liberty.

  15. Totally agree…the “monkey wrenching” tactics (Edward Albee) of the truckers are ideal, forcing the commies out of their pretense of reasonable normality into doing really crazy stuff, which they had avoided so far…Let’s make them go over the top first…

  16. How about a longtime commenter who,not being particularly rational about people who hurt kids, is torn between the Vlad Tepes solution and “lining the Appian Way”?

    1. a) you aren’t sufficiently considering the merits of Saint Augusto or Sulla
      b) as a practical matter, implementation will be much more practical after the anti-communist consensus solidifies more, and becomes apparent
      c) Any method other than explosives, or a good death squad with firearms, is going to be slow enough that you will be stopped by law enforcement before you get up to twenty targets serviced, unless you wait for the consensus first c1) explosives have issues with discrimination, and are definitely counter productive c2) if you had both a death squad handy, and ready to go on a hair trigger, it would have started already
      d) absolutely do all your own calculation of methods and targets, independently and without coordination. Anyone allegedly giving you information about timing, targets, techniques, or ‘providing resources’ is a glowie. If you can’t make a method viable from your own resources, leave it for after consensus.
      e) after consensus, we can use ordinary calculated violence, /not/ violence informed mostly be desperation.

    2. well, I’m that way too. BUT the point is, I THINK that time will come, in a lot of places. Not everywhere, and when it comes it will be inevitable. Until it is, chill.

  17. I’m a dumb hothead who desperately wants to see some medieval executions on these scumbags, but you’re probably right that this is tge more permanent way of obliterating them. I just hope they don’t take all of western civ down with them.

    1. Hothead is a normal phase for figuring out what has really been going on.

      They aren’t going to take all of western civ down with them.

      They are a small number of extreme lunatics. We can infer how small, because of all the stuff that they haven’t been able to pull off.

      The go along to get alongs will turn their coats back to us.

      We have enough of the old information that made western civilization work to rebuild and replace their corrupted information.

      Hothead partly means that you aren’t dead inside, and can still tell some of the difference between right and wrong. From the outside, it is actually a hopeful prognosis.

      1. Heads of Deep Stateers lining US 1 from Boston to Richmond, good.
        Deep State still in power and able to engineer another virus to kill another several million, bad.

  18. Did I properly understand that you’ve sold the house in Denver? Like actually, as opposed to an offer made waiting on financing?

    If so, congrats, and I’ll even throw in a Boston Wicked Awesome!

      1. Congratulations. The Reader feels more secure that his reading fix will be provided.

        Also the Reader is jealous. Our attempt to move is struggling due to trying to satisfy some unique needs.

        1. Wot? Truckers can’t do the happy dance? Unpossible! Any rules and regs against trucker happy-dance must be repealed forthwith, as the happy-dance is enshrined as absolutely trucker-worthy.

          Granted it may be as rare as a clean shower stall or an honest politician, but I assure you, it is quite valid!

      1. Congrats! Glad the lousy realtor didn’t succeed in screwing it up for you. Short-term, sure, but not long-term.

          1. A realtor on your side – how wonderful! Congratulations! And my thanks to same for releasing you from the uncertainty of the market. 😉

      2. Congrats! It’s a shame that what are arguably two of the most beautiful states, CA and CO, were made essentially uninhabitable for rational humans through the actions of leftist jackasses, but good to know you got out in time.

              1. So, does this mean you’d feel better if we GAVE you some stress?

                Quick, everyone convert to communism and sing its praises! 😛

      1. I didn’t get a good feel on our way through, but that’s partly because getting over the Rockies was more stressful than we expected. Never had that much trouble pulling the fifth wheel before. And while we didn’t spot major homeless, seeing even a few tents by the side of the highway was unsettling.

        We liked the Springs (where the Mason Jar holds a warm place jn my heart).

        1. Never had that much trouble pulling the fifth wheel before.

          Been there. We’ve hauled travel trailers not 5th wheels. Almost guaranty your tow size was longer. But otherwise. Yes, been there. The elevation doesn’t help. Took (tow length about 50 feet) rig through Rocky Mtn NP from west to east, which put the rig on the drop off side, and few to no guardrails. One ton biggest gas motor Chevy had in ’93. Going up not bad. We weren’t racing up, but steady pull, at reasonable speed, no problem. Idiots not trying to pass, we were not at the head of the line (old joke). That is one good point when above the tree line, people behind us could see that. Going down however? Hubby had rig is 4 high, lowest gear, trailer brakes tight, and we still had to stop regularly to let the truck brakes cool on the downside of the pass. Coming off Tuolomne pass east out of Yosemite is just as bad, but road is a lot wider and isn’t near as long … as in “what? 10% grade? WTH?” Ditto for Teton Pass between Wilson WY and Victor ID. But at least there is a longer alternative for the latter.

          1. Oh, yeah. IIRC, the rule of thumb is engines lose about 3% power per thousand feet of elevation, and therefore 3% reduction in towing capacity, or 2% if the engine’s turbocharged. Last summer, it was noticeable enough towing my little camper on the high plains. Tackling Teton Pass it was far more obvious, and despite the low weight of the trailer, I found myself stopping a couple times to give the brakes a break to cool. Next time I hit Yellowstone and Grand Teton I’ll probably avoid the route through Idaho so I don’t need to face Teton Pass again.

            1. The route over the Teton Pass from Idaho, if you keep on the highway east, eventually you can turn north along the river. We’ve only done the Teton Pass the route out of Jackson once (miss read the paper map) towing a trailer. It was a slow, slow, route. Now we know better. Keep along the river bottom, south out of Jackson, then turn west. (We normally go to Tetons after being in Yellowstone.)

              Actually since we’ve sold the trailer, doesn’t matter anymore. Because of the loss of power over elevation climb, we choose our replacement vehicles because there was a Turbo option. Day to day driving, not needed. But when we drive on vacation (which is going to be high elevation, most likely), we may not need that difference often, but when we do, I don’t want the vehicle going “if you insist, maybe …”. I want it to go “YES Ma’am!”

  19. The media coverage I heard in passing this morning made it sound like the Canadian protests are over, but I did some checking later and while the border crossings are open now, the protests continue elsewhere. Even when the media isn’t outright lying you still can’t take them at their word.

      1. “Debunked” according to the driveby media works like this.

        DBM: That’s been debunked!
        Person: How?
        DBM: We asked $PUBLIC_FIGURE and he said $OUTRAGEOUS_CLAIM wasn’t true. See? Totally debunked!

        1. Of course, if $PUBLIC_FIGURE is not a despotic left-wing loon, $OUTRAGEOUS_CLAIM is totally proven just by saying it, and the most overwhelming evidence can’t disprove it.

          1. That’s if they’re not a left-wing anything, actually.

            I was thinking of John F’in Kerry in the example.

      2. I disbelieve it mainly because Justin is too dumb to be Fidel’s kid. However, not too dumb to be Pierre’s kid.

        Also, according to something I heard a while back, if you spot their calendar by the month, Fidel doesn’t work.

        It hardly matters, since neither is alive to be embarrassed by him.

          1. Last I paid attention there were about 500 genes known to affect human intelligence; every one of them also affects some metabolic process, IOW how well the brain functions. I very much doubt all those are on the X chromosome.

            Also, speaking as one with 15 generations of my own experiment in breeding for intelligence, I can attest that it comes from both sides (tho generally the male line exerts more influence).

              1. Show your work: Far as I can find, that contention appears to be an unfounded inversion of these papers on X-linked mental retardation:

                pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih DOT gov/15630421/

                and with a more informative abstract,

                journals.sagepub DOT com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1745-6924.2009.01168.x

                “There is substantial evidence that males are more variable than females in general intelligence. In recent years, researchers have presented this as a reason that, although there is little, if any, mean sex difference in general intelligence, males tend to be overrepresented at both ends of its overall distribution. Part of the explanation could be the presence of genes on the X chromosome related both to syndromal disorders involving mental retardation and to population variation in general intelligence occurring normally. Genes on the X chromosome appear overrepresented among genes with known involvement in mental retardation, which is consistent with a model we developed of the population distribution of general intelligence as a mixture of two normal distributions. Using this model, we explored the expected ratios of males to females at various points in the distribution and estimated the proportion of variance in general intelligence potentially due to genes on the X chromosome. These estimates provide clues to the extent to which biologically based sex differences could be manifested in the environment as sex differences in displayed intellectual abilities. We discuss these observations in the context of sex differences in specific cognitive abilities and evolutionary theories of sexual selection.”

                What it says is that retardation, not intelligence, is more likely to inherit through the female.

                1. I’ve heard this from several researchers. I CANNOT show my work because “inheritance of IQ” is obviously verboten topic. I have no reason to distrust the researchers who are friends and who told me this independently over something like 10 years.

  20. As P.J. O’Rourke, who sadly passed away today at 74, once said, giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

    Our governments have way to much of both.

    1. May his family find peace and be blessed. PJ O’Rourke was a rare soul. He will be missed.

      To absent companions, friends! May we join them one day, our labors finished, with our honor and dignity intact.

  21. All I can add is thanks, I needed this, more from the depressive phase and nagging fear that the protestors and their supporters will blow it in some other PR sense even though there’s no reason to believe that. Here’s hoping things hold long enough for us to get in better places…

  22. Keep your powder dry, and keep building under and building around. “We are the little folk, we./ To little to love or to hate,/ But leave us alone and you’ll see/ How fast we can bring down the state!”* Or at least deflate the overly-pompous and power hungry. “Ask not for whom the truck honks. It Honks for Thee.”

    *”The Song of the Picts” by R. Kipling. And apologies to John Donne.

  23. People want to be part of the revolution started at Lexington and Concord. The problem is that if you jump the gun, go before the situation is truly fully ripe, then you’re instead part of Bacon’s Rebellion which is definitely not a good thing to be in.

  24. One thing Trucking Frudeau has shown is why CASH in folding bills and coins (including gold and silver ones) is a really really good thing. Make sure you have some. And consider getting more and storing it in a safe place

    If I were a Canadian and I had a bank account with a healthy amount in it I’d be withdrawing a chunk for emergencies. If every Canadian does this, or even a significant fraction (which AIUI is something the 4channers are pushing), then the Canadian financial system will be in a certain amount of pain.

    38 million Canadians. Probably 30 million with bank accounts. 10% of that is 3 million accounts. Each one of those removes $1000. That’s $3 Billion abruptly not in the banking system. If people remove more than $1000 and more than 10% of people do so then those numbers can get quite large quite quickly.

    I’m not quite sure what the amount of CAD notes/coins in circulation is but a demand for several billion more in a week or two will cause issues. Under normal circumstances it would also cause the banks to suffer bank runs but given the way the Turdeau has so massively printed virtual Canadian dollars in the last two years it probably won’t in this case.

    1. I saw a post on Gab that had an accumulation of social media posts about a bank run. Including some poor devil who went to the ATM to find it out of cash.

      To fuel the bank run further, there’s at least a rumor saying the un-vaxxed will have their bank accounts frozen.

      In other news, a French judge ruled that a “vaccine”-caused death was a suicide, because the adverse reactions to the shots have been made public. I’m not familiar with the news source, so use an appropriate amount of salt:

      The money statement from the insurance company that denied the claim: “suicide, like death from an experimental drug, is not an insured event”

      “Trudeau’s actions were never going to cause banking problems”, said no one with two synapses to rub together.

      1. ” he voluntarily took the vaccine. The court also stressed that in France there is no law that forced him to be vaccinated.”

        Because quitting your job / being fired is always an option, so obviously you weren’t coerced….

        1. Not sure of coercion. From the article, the deceased is described as a”wealthy elderly Parisian businessman”, with the headline describing him as a millionaire. I’d assume employment wasn’t a factor, though regulations with respect to travel or driving a semi-tractor in Quebec might have been. Only half joking…

  25. I think the count of short, cogent, on point and well said comments for Bob our registered fool was up to four?
    First, thanks & appreciate your input (here, and always)
    Second, when did I enter the Twilight Zone?

      1. November 2016. The newspaper headline President-Elect Donald Trump Congratulates Chicago Cubs on World Series Win should have been a big, glaring clue. 😀

        1. I’m far from confident in that being the case.

          Okay, they only have about forty million, and a lot of them are concentrated in a few cities.

          Option A, nukes. 1. Do we have enough? 2. Isn’t that a little close?

          Option B, conventional bombing. 1. Do we have enough bombs, and can we deliver them?

          Option C, I almost certain we don’t have artillery parks set up, with bunkers, and shells stockpiled close by.

          Fundamental challenge, then we still have a bunch of low density area to winkle the last Canadians out of.

          I don’t trust Miley’s Army to do that. I don’t trust our own fifth column in congress, the judiciary, and the executive not to sabotage the war effort.

          So, we would declare peace before we have finished the job, and then have pissed off Canadians to deal with, while we are getting ourselves unf&cked. Before we consider how much Biden uses the war to f&ck us over even more.

          Right now, war is Canada is rather insanely dangerous.

          I will on team ‘finish the job, or somehow manage a sustainable peace’, should it happen, but right now I have to counsel against.

          1. If we only invaded Ottawa and Quebec, took the entire government prisoner, declared victory and went home, I don’t think there would be very many pissed off Canadians.

            And then, if we really wanted some sort of concessions from Canada at a later date, we could threaten to return some of the prisoners. 😀

            1. Biden is stupid enough to drone a bunch of school children, and do nothing else.

              WEll, that and mouth off about how awesome it is that he is droning Canadian school children.

              Psaki would blame right wing extremists, and say that we were doing the parents a favor, and that they ought to thank us.

              If I had /anything/ to do with US drone capabilties, I would then be worried about being paid a personal visit.

              Mid Easterners out for revenge, I’d be a little bit comfortable about those odds.

              Canadians are scarier, and relatively speaking, the US security services probably now more feckless.

  26. To me, the most amazing thing about the Canadian trucker protest is it’s amazing control over participants. No violence except by cops arresting a grandfather who honked in support. No destruction except by cops sabotaging an excavator. The knot-head who allegedly showed up with a swastika painted over the Canadian flag to protest Trudeau’s Hitler-like politics was promptly escorted off the premises to protect the optics of the protest. Ghandi would be proud.

    1. And the one with the Confederate battle flag. Aside from the obvious question of why a Canadian would be carrying an American flag, the guy was just bad at it. “I am a white nationalist. Therefore I will walk, slowly, through a crowd of my alleged comrades with my shoulders slumped and my head down, not making eye contact.”
      Yeah. Right.

  27. Not all good news from the Canadians. Apparently there are Canadian students protesting AGAINST lifting mask mandates. Compare that to the rash of anti-mask walkouts among American students.

  28. After spending a year bowing down to Antefa and BLM, why isn’t Turd-o bowing to the truckers?

    They’re using only the stick, because they want to keep all the carrots for themselves.

  29. Sarah,
    Thank you for telling my mind that I’m not crazy, not alone and that ‘We have a chance’.

  30. “Be not afraid. And prepare, prepare, prepare.”
    Does anyone have a guide they would recommend to a beginner? I want to stock up on food and emergency supplies, but I’m not sure what all I need or the right way to store it.

    1. Food: dry, canned, can be cooked using a firepit. Anything that keeps without refrigeration, and doesn’t go rancid. Calories, then protein as you can manage it. Canned tuna is good for about two years after the stale date. Plain white flour, plain white rice (NOT brown), beans, and macaroni keep forever provided they’re kept very dry (and out of reach of termites or mice. Flour weevils are harmless.). Boxed cake mix keeps at least ten years after the stale date. Bisquik is almost as durable, even opened. Freeze-dried anything. Jerky. Sugar. Baking soda keeps for many years, baking powder and yeast not so much. Salt. Cooking oil (in my observation, olive and corn oils take longer to go rancid. Rancid fat can make you go blind, but still works as lamp oil.) Canned goods are generally low in calories compared to dry goods. Pet food (edible by humans, in a pinch).

      Water, as much as you can store. If own containers, add a few drops of bleach apiece. Walmart has 5-gallon empties.

      1. “Walmart has 5-gallon empties.”

        And if they run out, check your pet stores; the tanks for the “automatic waterers” can easily be that big for large breeds. You will probably have to improvise your own sealed caps, but the caps they come with also have provision for installing a charcoal filter (available on Amazon).

        1. Also any sporting goods store or construction supply has water containers.

          If you don’t need your water to be mobile, you can usually find food-grade plastic drums in 30 or 55 gallon sizes. If you REALLY don’t need to be mobile, or have a trailer to move it with, farm-and-ranch supply stores sell bigger storage containers (50 to 500 gallons; some sized to fit a pickup bed).

          1. Those can be sanitized– assuming no visible chunks– with “a couple of glugs” of bleach while filling, and let the (translucent) containers sit in sunshine.

            When you can’t smell bleach anymore, it’s fine to drink.

            (Several years of fires that took out power in my folks’ home area– and there water is from a spring. Mom spent a LOT of time keeping people from killing themselves, their horses, etc.)

        1. And don’t forget to have containers and utensils to cook with! If you need to use an open fire, that’s different tools than if you’re using a modern stove. A dutch oven is a good investment.

            1. I heartily agree on the cast iron. I have a whole set from small flat iron (great for making dollar size pancakes) to medium sized (4.5 qt) dutch oven (great for chili and stew). Most of these I’ve gotten from relatives as they’ve gotten older and converted to lighter weight aluminum and non-stick pots and pans. The one I did buy for myself was a 10.5″ Lodge frying pan.

      2. Brown rice can be kept for a year or so without refrigeration, *but* you need to ensure weevil eggs are dead. There’s an oven treatment that I won’t use, but 72 hours in a deep freeze will kill them right well. After a year, the rice will go rancid, though I haven’t run into that problem. Have had weevils destroying a bag of rice. I don’t care for that type of protein.

        We dehydrate tomatoes from the garden. I’m just now finishing the dried tomatoes from the 2020 harvest. We keep those in half gallon canning jars in the dark. Not huge in calories, but better than many vegetables.

        Idahoan(tm) mashed potatoes don’t seem to have an official expiration date (not on the gallon cartons, anyway), but since they have sunflower oil therein, I’d limit it to a year unless frozen. Having off-grid power for a freezer isn’t common, but…

        Bricks of yeast (at Ye Friendly Restaurant Supply) will last a year in the fridge. Maybe longer at room temp.

        1. Yeast bricks kept in the freezer stay good at least 3 or 4 years (I tend to use yeast in well-spaced spasms, so mine is usually quite old by the time I use it). Fleischmann’s keeps significantly longer than Red Star, regardless of how it’s stored.

          Brown rice has fat in the bran, and that goes rancid. Sometimes takes a long time, sometimes happens very fast. Not on my list for Storage Food. I’m thinkin’ it’s the bran that attracts the weevils? I’ve had some truly ancient white rice, no weevils even tho there were some in the adjacent flour.

          Flake potatoes keep a lot longer than the crunchy kind, but don’t taste near as good.

          Oatmeal keeps… forever, in the original paper container. I’ve had some over 20 years old and still perfectly good. (Not a big user of oatmeal, if you can’t guess.)

          How are you dehydrating your tomatoes? I’ve had trouble getting ’em entirely dry, even tho we’re near-desert.

          1. I was under the impression that the dehulling white rice gets is responsible for the Weevil-rein state. On occasion, the rice won’t get frozen, and most of the time it’s OK. $SPOUSE grinds it for flour. Memo to self, look up Kitchen-aid parts and get a spare set of PTO gears. The first set died after 10 years.

            The restaurant supply (was Smart Food Service, now Chef’store, owned by US Foods) only has Red Star yeast in bricks. We’ll get a small brick, but either in winter or when I go over the Cascades to Medford. Apparently the trip from warehouses near Reno to Flyover Falls can get hot enough to kill yeast in bricks. No problems with westside yeast; it probably comes from Portlandia. (In Cali, restaurant supply places may or may not be open to the public because of sales tax. Open all over Oregon. YMMV.)

            We have one of the home dehydrators. As memory serves, it’s a Nesco. The small one (I’ve owned the large one, but it didn’t move from California) comes with 4 trays, and we use two more. Slicing tomatoes works fastest, but that’s messy for cleanup. We wedge-cut them this last harvest (already did that for the Romas). Takes about 24 hours, with the temp set at 145 or so. That’s higher than the instructions say, but it works. The worst case is a few slightly rubbery, though frequently that’s an air bubble from the skin. Ideally, they’ll be crispy, like a potato chip. A *few* rubbery ones will share moisture with the others, to no ill effect.

            The large dehydrator from Nesco works well, but working space was limited here. FWIW, this is the round tower type. I’ve seen but never used the square tray types that the LDS support store in California sold.

            1. And, about halfway through the run, I’ll reverse the order of the trays to even things out. The wedges are placed skin down, so cleanup is far simpler.

              1. Line the trays with parchment paper for easier cleanup. I had a big crop of cherry tomatoes last year and dehydrated a bunch. They have kept well on my counter so far. I also dehydrated and tossed some in the freezer, and those have been fine defrosted on the counter so far, but I worry the condensation from defrosting may lower their shelf life there.

            2. Someone gave me one of the big Nesco dehydrators (also the round tower type). Something like 15 trays. (My surplus tomato production can easily swamp it, several times.) If I slice ’em thin and leave it overnight on High, outdoors where it can max-vent, sometimes a few trays get really dry; the rest don’t. Not sure how far it has to be taken down to prevent mold.

              So I gave up on that, and started seasoning ’em to taste, then when they get to the most-delicious stage (where many don’t make it back) of being shrunken and cooked but not yet hard, toss ’em in a baggie and freeze ’em. 95% reduction in volume and only need to run the 1100W Nesco a few hours instead of overnight.

              Does amply demonstrate how little actual FOOD is in fruit.

              I’d love to have a home freeze-dryer (I like freeze-dried stuff to eat dry and crunchy) but … $2600 for the low end. Eeep!

              1. Funny that dehydrators have come up. Razorfist’s latest rant contains a reference to them in the credits:

                George Soros’ Complexion by:

                Here’s the video, for those curious:

              2. I used the big one in the early ’90s, with a dozen trays. My experience with tomatoes was that was probably 4 too many.

                With either: the top trays will dry quicker. If they’re still moist, reverse the order after about 6 hours. If they’re bone dry (sliced tomatoes should be close to a potato chip), unload those trays and work down. We use 4 with the small Nesco, starting early afternoon. I’ll flip the order around 8 PM, then will check when I get up (0 dark-thirty). If not ready, I’ll flip again, but by the time $SPOUSE gets up, some of the trays can be unloaded.

                I’m pretty sure I did the same sequence for the big one, though I also did bananas (sort of worked) and mushrooms. Stopped dehydrating when the gophers discovered my tomatoes and the little bastards ate the plants before I had any fruit.

                FWIW, SIL takes dehydrated tomatoes, grinds them and makes sauce and paste. I don’t know portions.

                Saw the freeze dryer at the farm & ranch store, but yeah, the price is a showstopper.

            3. Costco and Sam’s Club have the …half pound? too lazy to go look — pair-of-bags of yeast. I buy this and once open, store it in a glass jar (that originally held yeast). The bag is vac-sealed and hard as a brick til you open it. These keep a long, long time in the freezer.
              If you can’t get that, I’ve found yeast in the jar keeps better than in the packet (and is vastly cheaper).

              1. Good tip! I will keep my current jars of yeast once they are empty, and try this. The yeast I get lasts well past the “use by date”, even after open.

                OTOH the “Ice Box” rolls (make to rolls, then store in fridge for up to 24 hours before cooking, or freeze, thaw before cooking). Also known as “Grandma Annie’s” or “Aunt Veronica’s” rolls depending on who in the extended family you talk to. FYI – this is exactly how the recipe was received.

                “Ice Box Rolls”
                “This much” warmish, but not hot, water of which hold back 1 cup.
                Optional – add “some” milk or cream
                Put some sugar, with yeast in water held back.
                “A scoop or two” of Sugar, or a “huge glop” of honey.
                When yeast water “is foamy” add to mix, do so before adding flour.
                Add a couple cups of flour and mix in.
                Add a pinch of salt when enough flour is still “fluid” but not runny, or it will “kill” your yeast. (Does it? IDK)
                Keep adding flour until too thick to stir and it is time to start kneading.
                Knead dough adding flour until correct “constancy”.
                Let rise, and punch down, twice.
                Make into roll rounds.
                Either refrigerate or freeze.
                Let rise 1/2 hour (after thawing, if needed) before cooking 10 – 12 minutes after Turkey comes out of oven, at 410 degrees (ish) just before dinner.
                Makes 4 – 8 dozen rolls (I am not kidding)


                Pick your favorite sweet dough out of the break making recipe book, double the yeast. Makes a dozen or so rolls.

                I don’t just make these rolls for the holidays. But I also don’t make them every week either. So the yeast takes awhile to use up. Even well past the “use by date” the yeast hasn’t failed. Suspect “double” yeast used is the key … YMMV

              2. I’ll have to check out Costco when I go there next July. We haven’t been freezing unused bricks, but the sealed ones get opened as necessary. $SPOUSE uses the excess yeast as a septic additive. My research says “it doesn’t hurt, doesn’t seem to help”, but what the hell.

                1. $SPOUSE told me that the last time she looked at Costco for yeast, it was fairly old. YMMV, and that was several years ago. I have instructions to pick up a big brick at the restaurant supply next week. We didn’t know it could be frozen safely.

                  We use a fair amount of yeast, both for bread and for pizza dough. (Bette Hagman for the win! Gluten free because we need it that way.)

    2. Auguson Farms if you can already or are willing to learn to cook from scratch. Mountain House has good stuff, too, if you’re willing to pay the higher cost. Reziac’s comment has good info on a few basics. Remember to reseal #10 cans and don’t lose the oxygen absorber. Opened cans last a few months to a year for most things if properly resealed (less for a few items, check the descriptions). Dried white rice and beans last practically forever, and you can have taco night every now and again when things are sane.

      Preparing might begin with having a few dried goods set aside, but the mindset is useful in general. Not just for surviving the zombie apocalypse/collapse of Western Civilization. Useful for surviving long term unemployment, house fire, or other more mundane little crisis. The key takeaways are:

      1: Have a plan.
      2: Research your options beforehand.
      3: Train yourself so that you can keep your head in a crisis.

        1. And make sure the food you store is something you can actually cook, and will actually eat on a regular basis. (Frex, there’s no point in me storing beans. I’d rather eat dog food.)

    3. I also tend to store my flour and sugar bags in the 2-gallon freezer Ziploc bags to help keep the moisture and pests out of them. Smaller stuff gets stored in the 1-gallon bags.

  31. I see your point ‘n’ all… but we’ve just got done living through the “Q” phenomenon. Every other message was, “sit back, chill, do nothing, the plan is unfolding, trust the plan.” And we sat back and did nothing and had our country stolen out from under us. So when I hear the “sit back and do nothing, it’s not time yet” mantra again, my hand starts creeping towards my holster.

      1. You recommend instead voting your way out of socialism? I think there’s an aphorism on that subject.

    1. Which was the really freaking obvious point of the “Q” stuff. Spin folks in the desired direction.

      See also, the great many declared actions against (or even for) the Canadian truckers that was obviously supposed to spin folks up in a specific direction, but turned out to not have good support. Sometimes to the point of “no evidence of actually existing.”

      Much like the folks who interpreted “do the hard work of going through the actual systems for enforcing the rules” as “just vote for the [party],” the reaction does not work.

    1. I’m in the preliminary stages of coming up with a story scene including that idea.

      “Answer the question, yes or no!”

      “I can’t.”

      “The defendant is directed to answer the question.”

      “I can’t answer yes or no, Your Honor.”

      “And why is that?”

      “I am under oath to tell the whole truth. The persecutor— oh, I do beg the court’s pardon, I meant the esteemed prosecutor, is trying to trap me into a misleading half-truth.”

        1. What I was thinking too.

          “It is a bogus question!” (Theater release may have had “is a BS question” … IDK, seen it only on TV.)

          1. My particular example concerns the question, “Is there radiation inside the reactor building? Yes or no?”

            “No” is a lie. “Yes” is a misleading half-truth because there is radiation everywhere. But that’s what the weaselly persecutor prosecutor wants on the record.

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