Yesterday a radio program was explaining the pay scale illegals have to pay “coyotes” to get smuggled into the US. They know quite well how to get here on their own. The coyotes are saying “you ain’t getting in unless you pay us”. Which is more than Border Patrol and ICE are doing, which is nothing. I figure since those 2 agencies don’t do anything, we should abolish them and use those billions to pay for the welfare checks we give illegals.
But the fact of the matter is the border is so out of control certain people who would rather not have to address it, are being forced to. From the Republican perspective this is all Biden and the Democrats fault. Which is funny as this has been going on for exactly 40 years now, its just a little worse than usual.
The bottom line is Republicans did nothing for 2 years when they held it all in 2017-2018. Nothing. What little was done on the border wall was done entirely by Trump. He was forced to juggle funds from DOD and Homeland Security I believe. The Republican Congress would not pass one piece of legislation to help. Not one. Now they want to blame Democrats for their inaction.
In this post on Gab, in the comments I had put up a picture of Anita Bryant (picture below), and said, “She said it would be like this.” A young woman in her 30’s asked, “Who is that?” I said, “Anita Bryant. She fought the culture war, alone, in 1978. She tried to warn people of the can of worms they were opening by giving special rights to homosexuals. As I remember, she received no help from male clergy of the day. She was soon marginalized when each time she held a press conference, one of the gay gestapo would throw a pie in her face. Cheered on by the intelligentsia. Now we have men dominating “women” sports, tranny’s flashing school kids in queer story time and 4 yr old’s getting sex changes.”
An obscure radio show on Saturday mornings is American Radio Journal. Think ‘Mike Pence‘, along for the Trump ride (as long as it benefits them), but never a believer. At the end of ARJ they have a commentary, often by the man pictured above, Colin Hanna. Radio and television host Laura Ingraham always made fun of people like this, “Their brand of conservatism is stuffy elites having erudite discussions on the economic principles of Adam Smith and issuing policy papers on national taxation, but never doing a damn thing for the working people of America.” Never coming to grips on how it devastated a nation to divest itself of its manufacturing jobs, and who exactly benefits from eternal war.
This morning’s show in the closing commentary attempted to do what all sectors of the “decent” GOP has been wanting to do for 4 years, throw dirt on the grave of Donald Trump. Bury the last smoldering remnants of the troublesome populism. Hanna even talked about the need to replace the name of their movement, ‘conservatism’, with something else. I knew I was in for a bad commentary when he led off praising the “father of the modern conservative movement”, William F. Buckley Jr.
The part I will never be able to reconcile in my brain is how do people like that come to the conclusions they do? I’ve been able to spot it for 30 years, but never to understand it. Starting with your baseline stupidity: Democrats (“everybody is a liberal when they’re 18”). Some people grow up and become Republicans. Republicans being only minimally better than Democrats. Some people like myself soon see the pointlessness of Republicans and become Third Level Citizens. Most people don’t though.
I’ve known just the best people who are never able to make that leap, and its very frustrating. On the other hand, people like Colin Hanna I just assign evil intent. People who cling to failed tactics. I’m much more pragmatic, if it doesn’t work, try something else. Beating your head against the wall until it becomes bloody makes absolutely no sense to me. Its the country club sect of Republicanism that behaves so irrationally, yet its their egotism that has them quite convinced their shit don’t stink.
Who Hanna was praising at the end showed me who the establishment is already pushing for 2024: Ben Sasse (RINO, Nebraska). I heard a clip on another establishment show a week or two before that, Nikki Haley and Sasse. His name keeps popping up. And its so funny because Sasse is just like Pence, Hanna and all the rest of the country clubbers. He looks like them, he makes them feel good, he checks all the boxes, but he will get slaughtered on the national stage. He brings nothing. He will be just another bloody carcass of roadkill on the Republican trail of tears. Just like President Mitt Romney (John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford, Barry Goldwater…). Losers.
[Editors note: in the commentary praising Sasse, he also praised Mike Pence. At the most recent CPAC convention, Pence received exactly 1% of support to be the next president. They are truly “one percenters”. Their brand is weak and flimsy. It reminded me of putting Wally Cox in the ring against Muhammad Ali.]
A quote from the Mike Pence link above:
“If I had to guess, I would guess that Pence is slightly surprised that his betrayal of Trump has pushed him to the bottom of the garbage heap, while others clamor to get Trump’s support.
In the end, Pence may have betrayed himself the most, thinking he was going to be the King of the GOP. Instead, he finds himself all alone and writing nonsense columns that no one reads because the American people are not going to abandon Trump. No one even has to promise them a VP position in exchange for their support.”
American Greatness is an interesting example of what I think of as the ‘new breed’ of news sites. Not being in the business I have no idea what theirs and similar business models are. They seem like a going concern, yet how do they exist without recognizable names and some sort of backing? Everyone of these sites look a little familiar. The same clickbait ads and the same Disqus sign-in (the Disqus that censors a comment because it used a potty word, but allows Google ads, “I made $80K working from home!“)
They had the most fascinating article [The Narrative, the Coup, and the Bourgeoisie] this morning. Milton Abdiel was showing the parallels between America today and Russia of 1917. He focused on two areas: Communism’s need for an eternal ‘enemy’, and their need to censor the opposition. I just love the topic and reading about the birth of the Soviet Union.
Great article, totally pointless, but a great article. The failure of it was a refusal to be intellectually honest about two things. The fields are ripe for sowing the seeds of communism here, because the pendulum has swung in the favor of corporatism WAY too long. The ‘right’ loves to believe America is this bastion of laissez-faire free market capitalism, which it never was from the start (slavery, monopolists, imported exploited labor: Chinese, Irish, Italians, Mexicans…)
But the last point is the nearly the most crucial. He points to the savior of cancel culture and censorship of conservatives, as if it was the establishment platform Parler (note the Parler share button on their page next to Facebook’s & Twitter). A controlled platform. He completely ignores about the only true free speech platform on the internet, Gab. Gab is the threat to their total censorship.
Communism didn’t arise out of a vacuum, it was a response to something. It arose because of the abuses of the elite. Communism or corporatism, its just changing one set of masters for another. But that’s been the game for both sides (D’s & R’s), keep people focused on the battle between the two sides, so that they never see the third way. The only hope out of all this, is that they didn’t have the internet in 1917.
[One of the most intriguing aspects of the Soviet Union, was the lack of credit they get for their gulags, and being the #2 killer of all time of their own citizens. #1 being China of course. For some reason Hitler is always awarded the #1 spot, and he was actually #3. On top of that, when they do talk of Hitler, its only about the 6 million Jews, and not the 5.3 million other. I was talking to a college graduate about that era one time, and it was honestly news to him about the 5.3 million. He had no idea. And as I say, if you talk to anyone on the street, the automatic recitation of Hitler is bizarre.]
JFK could deliver a speech I tell you what. This one was called The President and the Press. It was a different world 60 years ago when this speech was given (April 27, 1961). FDR had a quote similar to Wilson’s below, that I am having a hard time finding. President Trump referred to this as the “Deep State”. The media denies that the cabal exists, even when in the next breath Time Magazinebrags how they used it to beat Trump. America’s first Secretary of Defense James Forrestal damn well knew it existed. He referred to their actions by saying, “If it was just stupidity, they would error in our favor once in awhile”. Its planned. I think in the back of your mind you’d kind of hoped there had been more patriots in our government, more that would have told these people to go to hell. Blown the whistle.
“Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our Constitution is outmoded.” ~ Senator William Jenner (1908-1985) U.S. Senator (IN-R)
“I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over the last 49 years, they would move on Washington; they would not wait for an election… It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States!” ~ George W. Malone (1890-1961) U.S. Senator (Nevada)
You tell me how something with a 10′ wide scoop, can take 33 minutes to clear a playground basketball court? At 15 seconds a pass, that’s 4 passes a minute. You would need 10 passes to clear the court. A playground basketball court is about 100 feet wide. He could clear it in 10 passes with a plow 10 feet wide. So if it should take 4 minutes, why is it taking 33?
All they have is an elementary school parking lot and a bus drive at Meeker (and the aforementioned basketball court). Intellectually I can’t wrap my head around how it takes them 5 hours to clear it of snow. The bus drive is 25 feet wide and a hundred yards long. The parking lot is about 150 feet by 240 feet. And the plow has a 10 feet wide scoop. So at 10 mph it takes about 12 seconds to go 100 yards (300 feet).
So those 3 areas total 53,000 square feet. So with a scoop 10 feet wide that would be the equivalent of 1 pass 5,300 feet long, or 1 mile. At 10 mph, that would take 6 minutes to go 1 mile. So why does it take them closer to 5 hours, to do 6 minutes worth of work?
Because you can’t just plow in a straight line once. You have “spillover” from all but very few plows that require you to go back. So double the 6 minutes to 12. You have stopping and turning. You have backing up. You have light poles, islands, and basketball hoop poles and such, add 10% you’re up to 14 minutes. Say I miscalculated and the average speed is closer to 5 mph instead of 10 mph, so you double the 14 minutes to 1/2 an hour or 30 minutes.
That’s about what it would take a “guy with a pickup” to do it. Add 15 minutes and you have the 1 hour that it predicts it would take at a “plow site”. No kidding they have these sites where you plug in the numbers of the area, so you know what to bid on a proposed job. They base plow projections on an acre (45 minutes per acre). There is 43,560 square feet in an acre. So Meeker Elementary is roughly 1.25 acres. So based on commercial plow calculation sites of 45 minutes an acre, that’s about 1 hour for an experienced driver to plow 1 and a quarter acres. So why is it taking school employees 5 times that?
One reason is they only plow in 1 direction. I’m not kidding you. In the example of the bus drive 100 yards long, he backs up 100 yards with the blade up. Doing nothing. A commercial guy would turn around and plow back the other way. His plow would virtually be on the ground the whole time plowing. So that means that when it takes school employees almost 5 hours, 2.5 hours of that is with the plow up, not doing anything.
So because they only plow in 1 direction, that means they would actually do it in 2.5 hours, if they had the blade on the ground the whole time, plowing in both directions. So now we’re down to 90 minutes more than what it would take a commercial driver. The missing 90 minutes.
Part of that can be explained why they were plowing on a Sunday evening at all. Why not just wait till Monday morning? The weekend is overtime. Sunday is a 10% differential on top of that. So by doing it Sunday night they get overtime, plus 10% Sunday differential, plus 10% night differential. So instead of just time and a half (150% of pay), its 150%, plus 10%, plus 10%, or 170% of pay for doing it Sunday night.
When you have that kind of monetary incentive to be slow, you are slow. You only plow in one direction. You’re sloppy with the spillover so you have to keep going over the same area, despite the fact with that type of scoop plow, there doesn’t have to be any spillover at all, you could have a clean pass every time.
But we still don’t know where the missing 90 minutes went (not that there is any excuse to only plow in one direction, or having your blade on the ground 50% of the time). So its actually 4 hours we’re missing, but let’s play their game anyway. The bottom line is a commercial drive could do the job 5 times, that they take to do once.
Clearing snow at night (bedtime), is a noisy and visually distracting (all the yellow flashing lights) 5 hours. Not to mention, by taking 5 times longer than it should, they are gouging the taxpayer to pay for their foolishness. So say for our purposes the snow removal costs for the schools should be $200,000 dollars, because of their deliberate time wasting, its costing the taxpayers of Ames $1,000,000 dollars.
Dupes. I don’t think we were always a nation of dupes, but somewhere along the line that’s what happened. In ways I don’t understand, the COVID-19 vaccine alters a person’s DNA. “That’s crazy talk!” Not according to Facebook’s Mark Peckerhead, he’s not taking it either. China may be ahead of us in the development of transhumanist soldiers. Biologically altered humans. They’re even talking about the integration of digital prosthetic’s and other “improvements” to future soldiers. Hollywood had it figured out in ’92 with Universal Soldier (Dolph Lundgren).
Biden is preparing legislation so banks can refuse to do business with conservatives. As have universities. Population replacement has greatly accelerated under Biden. But the point of all this is that this is not what you are getting from the mainstream liberal media. What you get is the latest he said/she said in whoever is the latest to be having a spat with Trump. Or some banality involving AOC (Kim Kardashian is divorcing Kanye West!).
It takes the administration a week to begin to think about helping with the disaster in Texas, and nobody says a word. If it had been Trump he already would have been brought up on impeachment charges.
Below is an excerpt from an article at Creative Destruction Media where Gab CEO Andrew Torba lays out the path for the future of freedom. His basic premise was that the populist movement as personified by Mr. Trump was able to be thwarted by taking out Mr. Trump. It needs to be “decentralized”.
The problem with the American Populist movement is that it was centralized.
Centralized movements give the enemy a central attack vector to target and overcome. One man, who took on the weight of the world, became the sole focus of both the enemy and of the American Populist movement itself for over five years.
The oligarchs removed that one man from the entire internet, then they removed him from office. Everyone knows this, we all watched it happen. What no one has clearly defined is where American Populism goes from here.
The oligarchs believe that they have destroyed American Populism by rigging an election, removing the movement’s leader from public view, and by forcing everyone to stay locked inside for a year while the country burns down around us all.
They think they have won and want to define “New Normal” under their rule as they consolidate power. What they don’t realize is that they have recruited tens of millions of Americans to the side of reason, light, and Truth. Many millions of these people didn’t even vote for Donald Trump, but they recognize what is happening to our country and want to stop it.
The People are learning what the real problem is: the globalist oligarchs. Not any one politician. Not this political party or that one. The entire system is corrupt. Banks, tech companies, media companies, schools, government, and on and on.
We must exit this broken and failing system and start building a new one immediately. We are not revolutionaries. We are not violent. We are reformers. We are builders. When we up and leave the existing system in favor of our own the existing system will crumble without us lifting a finger.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”― Buckminster Fuller
The way around centralized problems in the movement is to decentralize American Populism at the local level. In order to take our country back and move forward with the American Populist movement we must first take our local communities back. Here are several examples of this happening across the country:
We must build our own economy. Here’s how.
Pull your positions out of their useless stock market and buy bitcoin, gold, silver, food stores, and ammo. Bitcoin is free speech money. Learn what it is and how to use it. Now.
National elections are a big distraction. Members of Congress are bought and sold like cattle by the oligarchs, foreign nations, and whoever has the money. Instead center your focus on getting American Populists and Christian men and women elected mayor, to state legislatures, as judges, on school boards, etc.
Cut the cable cord. That includes both Fox and CNN. Do not watch it. Do something else with your time and money. Support alternative media outlets and individuals. Exit the Big Tech mind prison. Join Gab.
If your church has gone “woke,” leave. We have room for only one Gospel in Christian churches and that’s the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Not the imitation false gospel of “social justice.”
Leave Big Banks for local community banks.
Start supporting small local shops.
Create pro-family, pro-business, and pro-law and order policies for your local area. We can’t control DC, but we can control what happens in our backyards. Pull your kids out of public school.
We must also work to unite American Populists on the left and the right. What unites the left and right wing populists, and Americans in general, is Jesus Christ.
The trasnhumanist nihilists and their technocracy are offering nothing of spiritual value. The Gospel Message of Jesus Christ, and that of American Populism, is one of redemption, hope, love, dominion, sovereignty, freedom and forgiveness. None of these things are possible with critical theory or woke consumer crony capitalism paired with a corporate techno tyranny.
Andrew Torba CEO, Gab.com Jesus is King
[If you don’t know what transhumanism is, find out.]
This picture happens to be of Piers Morgan and Ghislaine Maxwell (she of Epstein Island fame). You can find pictures of her with any number of the rich and famous. Some innocent, some not so. She was the procurement manager for Jeffrey Epstein. Teenage girls for his sex business to be exact. Its come out it wasn’t exactly a pay for play operation. He’s been linked to a number of intelligence agencies, in that he would get an important person compromised, then they would be susceptible to blackmail.
No, the amazing aspect is the complete lack of interest in a sex scandal from the mainstream liberal media.
When Donald Trump was in office, Stormy Daniels was on CNN every night for a year. Maybe two. If she wasn’t on CNN she was on MSNBC. Or the networks. Not to mention print media! There was Stormy and her tits. Wherever Story went, her tits were sure to follow. Everybody knew Trump and Stormy had forniculated! 24/7/365 it was Stormy weather!
Yet on this juicy SEX scandal involving nubile 15/16/17 year old underage girls! Nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada. I just find it odd. Unusual you might say. A perfect opportunity for ambulance chaser Gloria Allred to parade a constant stream of victims across the television screen every night on CNN. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact a majority of those involved are Democrats?
A Democrat administration and ‘talk’ starts of an increase in the minimum wage. Whether any action takes place remains to be seen. Something I figured out years ago was that whenever any legislation is put up that might benefit the people, well by golly its always just 1 vote short. Now if its a tax increase or a restriction on our freedoms, well by golly that one just happens to squeak by with enough votes. Amazing how that works.
And like clockwork, talk of a minimum wage increase causes conservative media (FOX, Breitbart, the New American, Federalist) to regurgitate the same old arguments why the world as we know it will end if the minimum wage goes up! Its a job killer! Well you’re not supposed to stay in a minimum wage job! Not every job is worth $15 an hour! High schoolers won’t be able to find a job!
Despite these dire predictions, the minimum wage we’ve had since 1938 never has caused the demise of Western Civilization any time that it has gone up. Quite the contrary. People get off the welfare rolls. It takes away the incentives to hire illegals. The employer pays the wages, instead of having them subsidized by the tax payer. Republicans and business have been crying wolf for 83 years and I’m sick of it.
The minimum wage has been the same since 2009. Congress has had 12 pay raises since then. Corporate profits have been through the roof. Instead of 545 richest people owning half the world’s wealth as in 2009, now its down to the richest 87 people own half the world’s wealth. The pendulum has shifted too far.
“That’s the way it is with capitalism!” No its not, that’s the way it is with corporatism.
How come they never worry about the top tier of CEO’s receiving a $300M compensation package? That’s the new benchmark of when they have “arrived”. Outlandish salaries and benefits to senior management and the board that are company killers. Depletion of capital, no dividends to share holders, no reinvestment towards the future of the company. $300 million would pay 7,500 workers $40K a year. That’s $20 bucks an hour. They’re going to sit there and tell me 1 CEO is worth 7,500 workers? Bullshit.