November 6, 2020

A Meadhouse still life.

 

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Arrangement by Meade. Photo by Althouse.

118 comments:

Howard said...

The result of inbreeding

Meade said...

Don't be an ass.

Clayton Hennesey said...

DecisionDeskHQ has called the race for Biden.

https://twitter.com/DecisionDeskHQ/status/1324710866516905984

In a remarkable coincidence, so has my neighbor's Chihuahua Pepe.

Achilles said...

GOP on the right.

The innocence of our Republic on the left.

mezzrow said...

I'm sure the inclusion of the book spine in the background was totally random and coincidental...

PoNyman said...

They are just shadows of themselves.

chuck said...

They are mere shadows of themselves.

Static Ping said...

This is the way the United States ends
Not with a bang but with plastic toys from the dollar store rolling over and dying.

Nice photo. Seems apt.

Big Mike said...

The elephant is entirely on its back, the jackass only partly so.

I see which way you lean.

Jupiter said...

"This is the way the United States ends"

We have not yet begun to fight.

Lucid-Ideas said...

Genetically modified 'Assinus' & 'Pachydermus'
Little fainting goat 'hircus' halfbreeds
Mortified
At what comes next
Letting em get their goat
What party is the GOAT party?

tcrosse said...

ROTFL

R C Belaire said...

"Arranged by Mead?" What, 10 seconds of fussing?

Dennis said...

I don't think the 'deep state/establishments/elites realize just how big a price they've paid for this result.

Achilles said...

Jupiter said...


We have not yet begun to fight.

Everyone needs to go meet with your friends. Go take people to dinner. Go to church.

Connect to people. Especially vets. It is time we all started getting together.

And keep practicing at the range.

Buckle up everyone.

Laslo Spatula said...

Thank goodness Meade didn't take a picture of the Uncle Sam figurine, because the bleeding coming out of his ass could be quite upsetting to some.

I am Laslo.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Biden is full-on corrupt. The left are probably going to succeed in dragging his corrupt old ass across the line - using corruption.

Everyone feel sick? You leftists are proud?
If we cannot have confidence in our elections - and I do not - it's all lost.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

As soon as Biden reaches over the vote count - they stop counting and call it.
never mind all the shenanigans and insane mathematics.

Iman said...

Elephants have long memories.

The donkeys screwed teh pooches.

mikee said...

My mother has that same Nativity scene set!

My kids add dinosaurs and wooly mammoths and green Army soldiers to our Nativity scene every year. And they're both adults now. A long-ago Sunday School lesson about the lion laying down with the lambs is what started all this transgressive artfulness. Do you still have your manger's rhinoceros, too?

Francisco D said...

Does that photo symbolize "cruel neutrality"?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Election turned on it’s head
Reflections of the way we used to be.

No “upside down obese turtle”?

We’re on a yacht in the port in Montenegro, so there’s that...

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Can the other states with more transparent systems band together and sue WI MI PA and GA and force them to, in the future, maintain a transparent system? I’m in CA so I’m asking for a friend.

wild chicken said...

"It is time we all started getting together."

Uhh...covid? Or is that a hoax?

Temujin said...

We have only begun to fight.

TwoAndAHalfCents said...

OT: CNN anchor just referred to Fox News as ‘the place where facts go to die’. Guess abandoning your core audience isn’t going to be enough for FNC to be accepted by the cool kids.

Jupiter said...

"If we cannot have confidence in our elections - and I do not - it's all lost."

Oh, now. The question is, what would it take to restore your faith in our elections. Consider how much worse it would be, if we thought there had been a fair election and the Democrats won.

Shouting Thomas said...

In my opinion, we’re entering an era in which it’s a damned good idea to keep your head down and your mouth shut.

Politics is not really my game, so I won’t have much trouble doing this. I’ve only got another 5 to 10 years in this world anyway.

But, now that the election is over I’m hoping that what Victor Hanson Davis has written will transpire:

Expect our Big Brothers to instruct Americans that the COVID-19 pandemic is mutating into little more than a bad flu.

The “Biden vaccine” and miraculous “Biden recovery” will have ended the need for Trump-era lockdowns.

And the rioting, looting and arson?

They will all have miraculously disappeared because the disuniter and inciter Donald Trump is now gone.

Jupiter said...

"Uhh...covid? Or is that a hoax?"

Not exactly a hoax. Flu isn't a hoax, either. Let's say, a distraction.

Phil 314 said...

either a large donkey or a small elephant.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Indeed, Shouting T.
I said a long time ago that COVID was delivered to aid the removal of DJT. The imported chi-com virus, which is real, will miraculously vanish in importance and the media scare of "death counts & Grim milestones" will all but vanish from the MSM... It won't vanish right away - but as Soon as Biden takes over - all those cures and medicines and therapies will suddenly begin working.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Jupiter - after 4 years of lies, and now this.
All this shenanigans right out there.

I'd be thrilled with an honest democrat party. That is not what we have.

They didn't even nominate Biden honestly.

Nyamujal said...

It's clear that Ann's vote for Biden helped turn Wisconsin blue and now Meade's just throwing a tantrum.

tim in vermont said...

"Don't be an ass”

Well he has carried enough water for the super rich, corrupt Democrats, and big tech, but I'm getting redundant here, it’s only fitting he should be a beast of burden.

Ray - SoCal said...

Very insightful!

>Blogger Dennis said...
>I don't think the 'deep state/establishments/elites realize just how big a price they've paid for this result.

Great photo Meade - do apt!

n.n said...

And all the king's horses, and all the king's men, couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

Roughcoat said...

Circumstances being what they are, I am reminded of Lt. Gen. Joseph Stilwell's assessment of the disastrous 1942 Burma campaign:

"I claim we got a hell of a beating. We got run out of Burma and it is humiliating as hell. I think we ought to find out what caused it, go back and retake it."

I'm on board with that. Nonetheless, and being yet mindful of Meade's pep talk to me from the other night, I think the Republic is fucked in the near term, and in the middle term as well. And the middle term could last a long, long time.

But, I'll keep fighting. What other choice do I have?

wild chicken said...

I've got the same intuition as ST.

Last time, when obama won I went back into music and went way deep with it. Music is its own universe. No need to go out of it.

Not sure I have anything like that now. Most the bands aren't playing out much, and I'm too old anyway. Terrible time to be a musician.





Roughcoat said...

Good, albeit troubling, article at American Greatness:

"A Republican Senate Will Keep Biden in Check? Oh, Please!"

Link:

https://amgreatness.com/2020/11/06/a-republican-senate-will-keep-biden-in-check-oh-please/

Roughcoat said...

From American Greatness:

"The current composition of the Republican-held Senate is a tower of Jello, a quivering, wavering ship of fools, an embarrassing collection of dunces, dupes, and paper tigers."

bagoh20 said...

If turn around from that scene, you'll see that it's turtles all the way down.

bagoh20 said...

"Not exactly a hoax. Flu isn't a hoax, either. Let's say, a distraction."

Most often it's an excuse for breaking the law of the land.

bagoh20 said...

"They didn't even nominate Biden honestly."

The only one who got where she is honestly is Kameltoe Harris. She told Willie Brown she would do what it takes, and son of a bitch if she didn't do it right there and then. The rest will be American history and our daughters and can learn from her uplifting example. Imagine the first woman President, and what an amazing biography to recount down through the ages.

wild chicken said...

I don't know why I'm getting all those extra hard breaks.

tastid212 said...

What the heck is Joe going to sound like when giving the SOTU address? Unless there's a lengthy tape delay, the broadcast networks won't be able to hide his mumbling malarkey...

That event, if it reveals a serious enough cognitive decline, could precipitate a President Harris as soon as next year. First woman President of the United States* *non-elected

And that would potentially put Nancy Pelosi, as House Speaker, second in line for the Presidency (also non-elected). The craziness isn't over by a long shot.

robother said...

When I saw the donkey, I flashed Nativity Scene too. The elephant? We traditionally added the Three Wise Guys on the Epiphany, with camel, but as they are coming from the East, I could see an elephant as possible mode of transportation.

Seems a bit early to be breaking out the Meadhouse Creche, but, hey, who knows where we'll be when Black Friday comes, much less Christm...err, Happy Holiday.

Jupiter said...

One way to think about it;

The proposition we are being asked to accept, is that the Constitutional form of government that was established in this country at the end of the 19th century, has as its major flaw the notion of popular election. Fortunately, we are now in a position to adopt a better system, in which our nation's leaders will be chosen by the people who run Detroit and Philadelphia. Can anyone see any drawbacks to this proposal?

Narr said...

It's interesting to watch the Dims and Big Tech party like it's 1939, and they're Molotov and Ribbentrop.

Yes, I do consider the combination of the two to be as portentous for the country as that event was.

Narr
Altogether now: WE ARE DOOMED.



I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Uhh...covid? Or is that a hoax?

You can't possibly be suggesting that because 'covid' we should not strengthen the relationships with the people in our lives in preparation for the very tumultuous times that likely lie ahead. Because that would be a contemptibly stupid thing to say.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Shouting Thomas said...

In my opinion, we’re entering an era in which it’s a damned good idea to keep your head down and your mouth shut.

Spot on, ST!

But, now that the election is over I’m hoping that what Victor Hanson Davis has written will transpire:

He's right about the COVID, but the arson, looting and rioting is not going away anytime soon. The Left let the genie out of the bottle and they're going to have one Hell of a time getting him back in!

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Head down, mouth shut, submit to your masters, foot stomping on a human face forever. Got it.

We don't deserve our Founders.

JMW Turner said...

We are moving towards a one party state (See California). Actually, it looks more like Chicago and Philadelphia machine politics. Enjoy your future!

Jupiter said...

"Connect to people. Especially vets. It is time we all started getting together."

Just remember that the two angriest people you talk to are FBI agents.

OSU '92 said...

I obviously have confirmation bias and possible cognitive dissonance. So this is a sincere question. Looking for an innocent explanation as to why WI, MI and PA stopped counting votes at 1am, sent poll watchers home, and then commenced counting votes again 3 hours later with huge Biden bumps. I can’t think of any reasonable/innocent explanation why this happened at the same exact time in three key states. I am truly open to explanations as I would prefer to believe we have fair and honest elections rather than thinking the worst.

Perhaps my facts are wrong and those things did not happen? And has the Media asked this question of elections officials?

Jupiter said...

ST, I think Hanson may be right about the Covid, although I am not sure these Democrat governors will be willing to give it up, now that they have grown accustomed to ruling by fiat. But the people behind the rioting did not go to all this trouble to elect a Democrat. They are an unholy coalition, and their goals are all over the place. The only thing they really have in common is a hatred for the Constitutional government of the United Sates. The Chi-Coms would probably be content with a Democrat regime, but the others want a more comprehensive form of ruin. Expect the rioting to continue and grow worse, no matter who is declared President.

chuck said...

just how big a price they've paid for this result.

Possibly none at all, but we will see. When I was a kid many, many years ago, I realized that nothing lasts forever, that empires rose and fell, and that there was no reason to think that the USA would last forever. By the time I got to college the rot was already visible, particularly the loss of religion and patriotism. I don't think we will emerge from this unchanged but have no idea what the changes will be.

tim in vermont said...

Tim Pool@Timcast
·
7h
this website is just morons yelling at morons


I think he got it wrong, I think that it goes way beyond Twat. The pig ignorant comments here on COVID are just part of it.

Looking for an innocent explanation as to why WI, MI and PA stopped counting votes at 1am, sent poll watchers home, and then commenced counting votes again 3 hours later with huge Biden bumps.

I think that they (whoever ‘they’ is, nobody really seems to know) war gamed out the election months and months ago and did not want to give Trump the appearance of a victory and had this planned out. It wasn’t just those states, it was also the Democrat controlled counties in Georgia that just happened to stop counting at the same instant. Of course, that’s only an “innocent” explanation if you rule out fraud.

I think my favorite so far is MailChimp reading the mail of pro-Trump organizations and deciding that they “violated terms of service” and shutting down accounts that had huge mailing lists. Oh, and the post office deciding what is true and false in mailings. NoPasaron! getting his facebook page shut down for sharing links that cast doubt on the impartiality of fact checkers on his ‘private’ messages.

Everything Trump tweets comes out as “disputed” but the Russia allegations, which have been thoroughly debunked and were always disputed never got such treatment. If they were honest, the warning would say “Disputed by Democrats."

This is the brave new world that knob lickers like Howard, who has a thing for rich boys and almost zero self-awareness, are welcoming. The whole purpose is to snuff the enlightenment. Social credit scores are coming, you watch. Fortunately for me, I don’t need a job, and don’t need loans, but I feel bad for the young among you. You should probably stop commenting on sites like this if you have unapproved opinions. The future is like those NBA jerseys, the ones. where you get to select from a range of ChiCom approved opinions.

Anyways, I will watch the court cases, but I am not going to get involved in the back and forth when so much misinformation is flying around all but impossible to fact check. This site is a dialogue of the deaf.

Chennaul said...

In the intent of cruel neutrality as this portrait might represent

I absolutely agree with the Republican senate leader in Pennsylvania and Don Trump Jr is probably listening to something evil.

Republican leader of Pennsylvania's state senate slaps down demand from Don Jr. to IGNORE voters and appoint their own pro-Trump electors to the Electoral College

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8921805/GOP-leader-Pennsylvania-state-senate-slaps-demand-appoint-pro-Trump-electors.html

Listen to your guys on the front lines. Honestly how stupid is this kid?

Nichevo said...

Chanel, still waiting for any neutrality in your post, or perhaps I should blame the Daily Mail. The question is not ignoring voters. The question is ignoring he results of a corrupt process to subvert the will of the voters.

narciso said...

we know the plan is the great reset, the reaction to the virus, was just the pretext to fasten the serfs collar, onto us, and once that happens, good luck getting it off.

so the localities, atlanta, philadelphia, detroit, milwaukee and las vegas, who did the worst handling the bug will be our masters,

narciso said...

that's three of the six states,


https://redstate.com/shipwreckedcrew/2020/11/06/in-2006-george-soros-funded-a-project-to-elect-progressive-liberals-to-secretary-of-state-offices-now-you-know-why-n276082

Rick said...

Isn't it interesting the announcement came out Friday afternoon similar to Friday news dumps and firing people on Fridays.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Kurt Schlichter: "Biden takes the lead in a state and suddenly democracy demands we stop counting and ignore irregularities."
7:34 AM · Nov 6, 2020·Twitter for iPad

Browndog said...

Thinking about hanging my flag upside-down.

Never thought I'd even think such a thing. It's not an emotional reaction to a stolen election. It's much deeper than that.

The resolve of patriots are being tested once again, after 2 1/2 centuries.

Rusty said...

Wear a fucking mask. let me know when this gets too hard to understand.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

someone want to help explain this?

Chennaul said...

Blogger Nichevo said...
Chanel, still waiting for any neutrality in your post, or perhaps I should blame the Daily Mail. The question is not ignoring voters. The question is ignoring he results of a corrupt process to subvert the will of the voters.


.............

You let the process happen and in doing that you expose the fraud and inequality in the treatment of the vote in Philly over everyone else in Pennsylvania and perhaps the rest of the country.

You follow the election law, you go up the chain of justice and you unravel it like the Bush team did in 2000.

There is a greater long term value and that is America and democracy. You do not subvert or upend that after just three days to protect the Don Jr fiefdom.

Rusty said...

Shouting Thomas said...

" In my opinion, we’re entering an era in which it’s a damned good idea to keep your head down and your mouth shut."
The people I'm talking to are all packing heat. These are all professionals. No warning shots.
I told you simpletons(read 'usual suspects') this was going to get ugly. Everything that comes after this is on you.

Chennaul said...

Kurt Schlichter should take a good hard look in the mirror. Making fun of people for wearing masks was the stupidest thing, Trump did not even do that, but Schlichter and wanna be tough guys did.

The military has to wear masks and they do because they care about their brothers in arms.

Working on a hypothesis that real men sick of this shit might have stayed home. Women are use to the name calling but real men who wear masks to protect their fellow soldiers might have gotten sick of Twitter Warriors like Schlichter.

And the hypocrisy, masks on military bases but in TrumpTwitter land mask wearing is unmanly.

Given the small fraction of difference in the vote that might have made the difference.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Here's the secretary of State of PA

Rick said...

You do not subvert or upend that after just three days to protect the Don Jr fiefdom.

Totally agree. It's not like he's Hillary Clinton who earned the right to undermine America and democracy.

Browndog said...

Chennaul said...

Kurt Schlichter should take a good hard look in the mirror. Making fun of people for wearing masks was the stupidest thing, Trump did not even do that, but Schlichter and wanna be tough guys did.


Schlichter was all in with all covid protocols until it was no longer supported by actual, real life data.

Schlichter is a good, honest man. Searching for a polite way to say fuck-you.

I'll get back to you-

tim in vermont said...

“It is relevant because it shows they tried to hide their activities. It shows consciousness of the illegal activities,” he told TorrentFreak

https://www.techspot.com/news/87343-anonymous-vpn-users-could-uncovered-movie-company-lawsuit.html

Brave new world. If you seek privacy, you must be guilty, steve uhr clones are running the world now. The only real option seems to be to seek a separate peace, like buwaya has done.

Good citizens need not fear.

Alison said...

These people are insane! Not sure how to link to Twitter to capture @mbsimon's reply to @AOC's question correctly...

@AOC
Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future

Michael Simon
@mbsimon
Replying to @AOC
Yes, we are.

The Trump Accountability Project (
@trumpaccproject
)

Every Administration staffer, campaign staffer, bundler, lawyer who represented them — everyone.

The Trump Accountability Project
thetrumpregistry.com

chuck said...

Re, masks, there isn't much evidence one way or the other, but they certainly aren't a miracle cure for covid-19 transmission. If they were, we would see a much larger effect in response to mask mandates. When effects are small, all sorts of minor variables come into play: culture, mask discipline, humidity, etc., etc., and it is impossible to separate them out. So wear a mask if required, but it probably doesn't make much difference.

Meade said...

"But, I'll keep fighting. What other choice do I have?"

I can't spare this man.

Chennaul said...

@DanCrenshawTX
·
1h

US House candidate, TX-2
Did you even read past the first sentence? Or are you just purposely lying so you can talk tough? No one said give up. I literally said investigate every irregularity and use the courts You’re a member of Congress now, Marjorie. Start acting like one.


Here is his bio:

US House candidate, TX-2
Dan Crenshaw, Congressman, Lieutenant Commander (Ret), a former Navy SEAL.



Then this.

Richard Grenell
@RichardGrenell
Agree. We take our concerns to the courts. This is our right. We don’t riot or shut down the system or call for sanctuary cities that ignore the rule of law.

We will always follow the rule of law.

Hugh Hewitt
@hughhewitt
· 3h
Deeply opposed to idea of asking state legislatures to get involved in replacing electors. That is as radical as packing the Supreme Court. Both appear "constitutional," but both deeply, profoundly destructive of rule of law. Any provable fraud can be addressed through courts.


(Pretty sure people know who Richard Grennell is.)

stevew said...

I'm in no mood for whimsical photos. Going to listen to Neal Casal music and cook dinner.

Before I go I'd like to say to all those whining about Trump fighting to right the vote count: Al Gore dragged the 2000 election out into December.

Rabel said...

If I may, I would like to say something to the good people of the great state of Wisconsin in light of the recent election results.

Abandoning fairness and lumping a variety of people of different political persuasions into a single group in a manner that is both unfair and statistically improper I say:

Fuck you, you spineless cocksuckers.

Thanks for listening.

tim in vermont said...

Communist Chinese State media is currently sharing their opinion on the 2020 election and they couldn't be happier with how well former Vice President Joe Biden is doing. According to editor at China’s state-run Global Times Hu Xijin, former Vice President Joe Biden is a super star and is very admired by Chinese internet users see him as a “tenacious man.”“Various articles introducing Biden’s life have become popular on the internet in China. The tragedy of him losing close family members has aroused sympathy among Chinese people. His failed bids for presidency in the past have also helped create an image of a tenacious man,”

ChiComs are drooling already

tim in vermont said...

I just remembered that when Churchill said “Never before have so many owed so much to so few” he was talking about “flyboys."

Sara D said...

This from Newsmax

"United States Postal Service employee was arrested Tuesday while crossing the Canadian border with hundreds of undelivered mail items including several mail-in-ballots"

https://www.newsmax.com/us/usps-absentee-ballots-mail-in-ballots-new-york/2020/11/06/id/995803/

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Democrats are just punching in numbers.

effinayright said...

Chennaul said...
Kurt Schlichter should take a good hard look in the mirror. Making fun of people for wearing masks was the stupidest thing, Trump did not even do that, but Schlichter and wanna be tough guys did.

The military has to wear masks and they do because they care about their brothers in arms.
*******

Bullshit. They do that because they are ordered to.

Everyone knows that masks are worthless. Even the CDC has said so.

https://redstate.com/scotthounsell/2020/09/10/the-cdc-accidentally-admits-cloth-masks-are-not-effective-n254048

Shouting Thomas said...

I have to say this massive and unconcealed fraud is having a deep emotional effect on me.

The myth of elections and self-determination is now utter bullshit.

narciso said...

when the democrats present obviously unverifiable blocs of ballots, it is the duty of the state legislatures (who screwed up in drafting this stupid law, which was dissented by alito),
to present a clean slate,

narciso said...


this isn't suspicious at all,

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y4y2nxtt

Jupiter said...

"The myth of elections and self-determination is now utter bullshit."

I understand your feeling, but we all know that Johnson stole his election to the Senate from Coke Stevenson, and Kennedy stole '60 in Chicago. Democrats have been stealing elections for generations. And Republicans have been "taking the high road". So much for that. Fuck 'em. War!

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Why are poll workers filling out ballots?

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Assholes called democrats who spend 4 years lying to everyone over and over cannot be trusted. They are cheaters and liars all the way down.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Democrat Voter Fraud in Minnesota

same day voter registration is one (ONE) way the left cheat.

"Same day registration. This is where the majority of voter fraud takes place. In Minnesota, 500,000 people typically register to vote on election-day in presidential election years. No verification of their eligibility is done prior to irretrievably counting their ballots. After the election, counties send a postcard to the address that the voter claimed on election-day. Following the 2008 election, the state couldn’t confirm the addresses of 17,000 voters and 31,000 other voters were marked “challenged” because they failed one or more eligibility checks. The ballots of all 48,000 of these questionable voters counted in the election Al Franken won by just 312 votes."

Friendo said...

Chennaul @3:18: check your vagina, I think there's some sand in it.

Banjo said...

Kurt Schlichter was a serving officer in the wars that will now resume.

William50 said...

Nothing to see here, move along. Are the Dems really OK with this?

Chennaul said...

Kurt Schlichter is retired JAG which does not make him an expert on pandemics.

Active duty are ordered to wear masks. Full stop.

It was a completely stupid strategy to make fun of people trying to mitigate the effects of COVID on the economy. Schlichter is embarrassing quite frankly for taking up that losing argument.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Meade said "Don't Be An Ass"... In the immortal words of Reverend Richard Wayne Penniman - THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT!

BUMBLE BEE said...

Well, I'd guess it'd be a good time to buy Raytheon Technologies.

Browndog said...

Chennaul said...

I found it!

"..and the horse you rode in on!"

Jim at said...

Wear a fucking mask. let me know when this gets too hard to understand.

We've been mandated to wear our fucking masks since June and just yesterday we had the highest case count yet in Washington state.

The fucking masks don't fucking work. So you just let me know when this gets too hard to understand.

OSU '92 said...

So I guess the answer to my question @ 2:07p is there is not really a reasonable/innocent explanation why 3 key swing states all stopped counting at 1am and then restarted 3 hours later with huge Biden vote dumps?

The least terrible explanation is that it was a coordinated and pre-planned effort to halt Trumps momentum, but none of the actual vote tallies were illegitimate? So it was just a timing thing to influence media calls?

boatbuilder said...

"He's right about the COVID, but the arson, looting and rioting is not going away anytime soon. The Left let the genie out of the bottle and they're going to have one Hell of a time getting him back in!"

Pfft. Commandante Kamala will sic the National Guard on them and break lots of heads and legs. This will not be reported, and Twitter and Facebook will censor those who try to report it. And the MSM will denounce the rioters as "Boogaloo Bois" and "Right Wing Militia" who had it coming and are stirring up trouble. And universities will hold seminars about the danger and downsides of uncontrolled civil unrest.

This will occur about the same time as NPR starts running pieces about multiculturally correct medical professionals who have been looking into it and have discovered that Covid-19 really isn't so bad, unless you are very old or have co-morbidities, so we can all get back to normal.

And the public will buy it. Because they don't want trouble.

Am I cynical? Yes. Yes I am.

pacwest said...

Let the calls for healing begin. If Trump would only concede the election. Utter bullshit! The most divisive thing that could happen to the nation would be for him not to challenge the cloud of fraud that has been building for decades. Without some surety that we can trust our elections to the voters things will only become worse. Trump is doing his best to end either the practice or the suspicion of voter fraud. We need to know that our system of electing leaders is trustworthy if we want to move forward as a Union. If it turns out there was minimal fraud around the edges all the better for the Dems. Why would anyone who thinks the Republic is a good thing not want this cleared up? I do not Trump to be the last American President.

TwoAndAHalfCents said...

Boatbuilder isn’t wrong. And, should that transpire, it will make most folks feel much, much better in the short run. But the long term cost to our country (and our freedoms) will be yuge.
Kind of like that extra glass of wine after dinner. Feels nice at the time, but leads to extra pain the following morning.

bagoh20 said...

I saw video today that looked legit of ballot counters caught on security camera sitting at a table filling in ballots one after another, then stamping them as counted. It was a perfect shot from up near the ceiling looking down on the table.

I also saw mail in ballots received at the polls that had no creases in the paper, which seems impossible if they were mailed either way, let alone both ways. I would just like a reasonable explanation for just half of the incredibly suspicious evidence we have already, and that's what we have with Dems restricting access wherever they can. How much you wanna bet that many of the bogus mail in ballots already counted will somehow disappear before inspection, just like thousands of emails, and dozens of cell phones seem to do when certain people get investigated. These people have no respect for the law except as a weapon. The ballot burning alone could increase the global temperature a coupe degrees.

brio said...

Went to doctor’s office for a checkup. The medical assistant asked if I had had my flu shot.

I asked her why I should get a flu shot. If wearing a mask protects me from a lethal virus, then the mask should also protect me from the lowly flu, common cold, and any other respiratory infection.

bagoh20 said...

"We've been mandated to wear our fucking masks since June and just yesterday we had the highest case count yet in Washington state.

The fucking masks don't fucking work. So you just let me know when this gets too hard to understand."


Since April here, a few weeks before the first surge in cases.

But forget the actual results in the real world, because there are studies somewhere that say different. Of course there are studies that dispute that too, but what about that one study that makes me feel right, and entitles me to be a jerk to other people who don't want harassed everywhere they go to participate in another government theater show.

Yancey Ward said...

To be still life, the donkey needs to be humping the elephant in a seriously violent way.

pacwest said...

Let the calls for healing begin. If Trump would only concede the election. Utter bullshit! The most divisive thing that could happen to the nation would be for him not to challenge the cloud of fraud that has been building for decades. Without some surety that the voters can trust our elections things will only become worse. Trump is doing his best to end either the practice (1/2 the country) or the suspicion (1/2 the country) of voter fraud although I'm sure he would prefer to expose fraud. We need to know that our system of electing leaders is trustworthy if we want to move forward as a Union. If it turns out there was minimal fraud around the edges all the better for the Dems. Why would anyone who thinks the Republic is a good thing not want this cleared up? I do not want Trump to be the last American President.

Howard said...

Achilles sounds a bit too much like a under cover cop recruiter looking to ensnare wannabe boogaloos

Josephbleau said...

"Achilles sounds a bit too much like a under cover cop recruiter looking to ensnare wannabe boogaloos"

With regard to Howard (one who insults as an MO), he sounds like a person who is a lifelong sufferer of "shortness."

Let the inane insulting response cascade fall!

Why do I bother? because Howard is a flea under my serape.

Josephbleau said...

BTW, Howard is the one with shortness.

Yancey Ward said...

Howard sounds like he has been catfished once or twice.

stevew said...

The governor of Maine has now mandated masks whenever one is in public, regardless of how close you may be to others. I will not comply. Do your worst.

Yancey Ward said...

Yeah, states like Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota should have had mask mandates like the European countries that beat COVID with them. It a shame you can't get a governor anywhere to impose a mask mandate.

Yancey Ward said...

And watch as Europe goes back into hard lockdown- I bet it coincides with a sudden spike in mortality- it would be exactly what happened in the Spring in Italy, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, and the UK. It is what happened in the Spring with New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Washington, and the city of New Orleans. It is what happened in Arizona in the Summer. Texas and Florida, on the other hand didn't resort to lockdowns even at the height of the Summer case load, and thus didn't have the mortality rates at any point within a magnitude of the northeast and midwest. All the evidence suggest it is the lockdowns that is killing people- keeping them inside all day long with infected people probably is a bad idea, but I guess we will keep on making the same fucking mistakes since people can't admit they were wrong and change course.

tim in vermont said...

Yancey, how many college level math classes have you taken? You know, the ones with word problems where you have to interpret the facts presented and then properly formulate the problem mathematically. You know, problem after problem, both in homework and in class discussion, and on exams, class after class, until the principles of examining the premises of a problem and formulating it mathematically are driven into your head?

I am really curious.

I am against lockdowns myself, except for events that gather huge crowds, especially indoors, you know, just like Sweden does. But NYC got out of control and the corpses were already piling up before there was any lockdown. I was in NYC in mid February, I was at a Broadway play, Hadiestown, and actually sat next to a Chinese guy. I went to crowded restaurants, the subways were all running, there was no lockdown and the mayor said it was racist to not attend the Chinese New Year street festival. I did have a slight chest cold when I got back, and my voice was affected for months, who knows, maybe I had it already, but there was no lockdown in NYC until the horse was well out of the barn. Same as Italy, same as the UK.

That’s gadfly level misrepresentation of “facts/"

I think though that the US has an obesity problem that is likely running up our death counts, and nobody wants to talk about it.

LIke I said, I am against lockdowns, but stick to the facts. People were afraid to go to the doctor, doctors’ offices were always “essential."

320Busdriver said...

Don’t worry, Joe and Kam got this Covid thing down. They know just how to defeat this virus.

Working on my social score. How’d I do?

320Busdriver said...

I got a buddy. He’s mid fifties. Today marks 21 days in the hospital. He is asthmatic. Hung on through the toughest point on his belly and with a bi-pap. He’s on the mend, but I am concerned about the long term damage.