The new novel, cover art by Jules… story coming soon.

 

   Bullet Points:

** The Dawn of the Deep State – It’s a good article, worth your time to read it.

Of the four presidential assassinations in American history, James A. Garfield’s carries the most significance for Americans today.

In office only four months before being shot in a Washington train station, Garfield clung to life for an additional two months, earning him the dubious distinction of being the slain American president with the shortest tenure in office and the longest period in agony.

Garfield’s assassin, Charles Guiteau, was an unknown and insignificant supporter of Garfield’s during the 1880 presidential campaign with the delusional notion that his unknown and insignificant support entitled him to employment in the new administration. When his expectations went unrealized, Guiteau turned to violence.

Reformers led by Sen. George H. Pendleton, D-Ohio, sought to prevent future Guiteaus by eliminating Guiteau’s motive for the killing, namely the “spoils system” whereby every presidential administration saturated the federal bureaucracy with party loyalists, a presidential prerogative that critics condemned as antithetical to good government…more

** VDH throws his cracker into the soup.  Americans “are beginning to wake up from a nightmare to a country we no longer recognize, and from a coup we never knew,” columnist Victor Davis Hanson noted.  The following questions have not been answered, Hanson wrote for The Epoch Times on Jan. 5.

The border – “Where did it go? Who erased it? Why and how did 5 million people enter our country illegally? Did Congress secretly repeal our immigration laws? Did Joe Biden issue an executive order allowing foreign nationals to walk across the border and reside in the United States as they pleased?”

The national debt – “Since when did money not have to be paid back? Who insisted that the more dollars the federal government printed, the more prosperity would follow? When did America embrace zero interest? Why do we believe $30 trillion in debt is no big deal?” …more

** A majority of voters say they do not think it’s likely that the new Congress will do much to fix America’s problems; nor do they think that Congress members care about voter concerns according to Rasmussen Reports.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) say they don’t believe Congress will address the nation’s most important problems, including 57% who say it’s “not at all likely.”

The survey finds that 40% of likely US voters say it’s likely Congress will seriously address the most important problems facing our nation, including 13% who think it’s “very likely.”

Last February, just 30% expected Congress would address America’s most important problems.

Sixty-four percent (64%) of voters say they believe most members of Congress don’t care what their constituents think, and only 22% say they think most Congress members do care what their constituents think. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure.

These findings have changed little since June 2021. To see the survey question wording, click here.

** On a December 26 flight from the southeastern city of Wenzhou, China, to Milan, Italy, 42 percent of the 149 passengers on board tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Eurosurveillance.

** The Galápagos Tortoises, weighing upwards of 500 lbs, were a chief source of fresh meat for early sailors transiting the area of the Galápagos Islands. Ideal for shipboard use, they could be kept alive for months by simply turning them on their backs until needed. Old salts believed they housed the souls of shipwrecked officers (the souls of ordinary Sailors were in seabirds) sentenced to crawl and hiss for centuries in the massive shelled bodies. Kind of a creepy thought, considering they can live up to 200 years.

** Dr. Paul Offit, a member of the U.S. FDA’s vaccine advisory committee, has written in the New England Journal of Medicine, the world’s top medical journal, calling for an end to the mass vaccination of anyone at low risk from the virus.

** I love it when liberals say, “Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor” and then try to use him as some sort of misplaced example for taxing the rich. Robin Hood actually stole from the State and gave the money back to the people the state stole money from (in the form of taxes). Somehow that fact of the story eludes them.

** White House counsel’s office says it has NO visitor logs for Biden’s Wilmington home where classified documents were discovered because it is a ‘personal residence’. What is creepy old Pedo Joe hiding?

 

24 COMMENTS

  1. Funny how the modern bureaucratic system resembles the Spoils System….for the UniParty.
    They regard themselves as the victors, and all the spoils goes into their, and their buddies’, pockets.

  2. So Communist China is (still) spreading its latest biological warfare agents around the globe. How communist of them. I can’t wait to see what they do about “Climate Change”.

    • So far, the communists ignore the dire warnings from the woke that we’ll all be dead in two years from global warming…

  3. “Dr. Paul Offit…calling for an end to the mass vaccination of anyone at low risk from the virus.”

    Welcome to the party pal!

    Better never than late…you bum, those of us with a functioning brain stem figured that out after 15 days of stupidity back on 2020. One can safely assume that those listening to the FDA/NIH/CDC, or any entity associated with the unconstitutional Lockdown Debacle, are part of the same percentage group who believe Congress will “fix” everything it has wrecked. The blind leading the blind. Let the lawsuits begin [for unlawful terminations].

    Joe IS toast. This insane episode is a fitting end to an otherwise unimpressive life of deceit and criminality. What’s worse is how many Americans are looking at their garaged older Corvette and feeling like a flock of pigeons just crapped all over the fresh wax job?

      • Doocy needs to point that out to him, then ask if he’s converting it to NG that identifies as a plug-in electric? Of course, a Mr. Fusion aftermarket bolt-on might work, certainly eliminate a bunch of those banana peels Ol’ Creepy Joe has been stepping on every time he opens his trap.

          • Looks like he hasn’t gotten his special Xi Chinesium Concoction since New Years on St. Croix, the short-circuiting is amp’g up to implosion shutdown levels.

          • The more interesting thing is how the permanent administrative state will deal with the Ho. Can they convince her to simply step aside and let a Republican swamp creature take over? Or will it be a cerebral hemorrhage prior to Pedo Joe’s departure and an installment of Hakeem Jeffries – or Mooch/Big Mike Obama?

          • All possible scenarios. But getting kind of pointless to hope for a better outcome, hence my sincere desire for the Heavenly Smiting Meteor – none of these Characterless Posers can be trusted a tenth of the distance one could throw them. Start from scratch once the dust settles.

  4. This phrase from the Deep State piece struck me: “Gavrilo Princip, whose heinousness caused the 20th Century”. I can’t agree with that. So far as I can tell, Princip was literally the “bright young oppressed peasant turned revolutionary” to the point of being a stereotype, but personally he was almost a random factor. It took a LOT of highly placed and powerful men making a huge series of (retrospectively) bad decisions in the setting of inertia and custom, to create the World Wars. I don’t go so far as to claim they are “bankers’ wars” but it does seem that certain types benefitted greatly. Whether by design or happenstance I couldn’t say.

    For about the last 10-15 years I’ve been thinking that federal USGOV would be more honest and effective and less horrid if we explicitly went to an open cash-based spoils system. Become President? You get a billion right there. Proportional amounts for senators and representatives. I haven’t yet decided how much of this is serious vs sarcastic.

    • I think that it’s more fun for them to steal it rather than being gifted it by the State. Not being a politician, it’s difficult for me to get fully into the mindset.

      I think that WW1 was very much a banker’s war. WW2 bankrupted the UK and drained the gold from the exchequer into US vaults.

      • We should never have supported the USSR or the Chinese Communists and let both of those groups die and be impoverished.

        Quick question. Has Russia ever paid off their lend-lease debt to the US? No. Then was the lend-lease worth it? No.

        • The Germans were unable to bomb east of the Urals where the Russians moved their manufacturing during WW2. Stalin accused the other allies of fighting the war to the last Russan because we kept pushing D-Day back. I don’t think that he was precisely correct, but allowing Russia and Germany to maul each other on the Eastern Front wasn’t necessarily a bad idea. Lendlease helped the Russians and they were MOST ungrateful. The same was true of US aid to China. We could have simply let the Chinese and Japanese maul each other.

          Roosevelt surrounded himself with communists as did Wilson.

          • In Judgement at Nuremberg, Spencer Tracy is talking to someone at lunch and that person describes Richard Widmark’s character:
            That’s one problem we have with the prosecution.
            It’s filled with young radicals like Lawson (Richard Widmarks character, an army lawyer).
            Spencer Tracy: Is that what Lawson is? A young radical?
            He was a personal protégé of FDR.
            FDR had a few friends who weren’t radicals, didn’t he?
            Name one.

        • “ Then was the lend-lease worth it?”

          Absolutely. But not for the reasons you might think. Propping up the USSR was very much worth it to some people, though not the American on the street. Subjugating and torturing the rodina was an unalloyed good. But that was to right historical wrongs (and just for fun). The future-looking visionary part was to ensure the existence of a Great Enemy. When Oceania is always at war then there’s no limit to how you can grow the MIC (and associated skim) and take away freedoms. And the sheep will bleat enthusiastically all the meanwhile.

          I was raised to trust institutions, to believe that the majority of elected and appointed officials (at least in the US) were true to their oaths and faithful to the spirit of their offices. How naïve and foolish I was. Baaaah.

          • Nope, all of us were taught that, including believing Walter Cronkrite was 100% truthful (not a bad person, and big time sailor, but his era was the beginning of the media going far left propaganda).

            But what does one do when societal mores are trampled or dismissed, all our truths that you could count on and were expected to stay in place now being undermined or flipped on their heads?

          • I always felt that the Gulf of Tonkin Incident rang false. Then they admitted with a straight face that it was a complete fabrication. I was in a place to know that Gulf War 2 (2003) was made up. The White House knew for a fact that there were no WMDs. And it had absolutely nothing to do with the 9/11 attack.

            After that I played the game, or more likely, the game played me.

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