15OCT2021 – OCF Update – This ‘N’ That

It’s funny.  It seems like even the Left is starting to admit that Biden has made a shambles of the country and maybe some of them are starting to sound kind of scared.  Still too early to say if it will effect the outcome of the congressional votes on the gazillion dollar reconciliation bill.  I assumed that all the skullduggery planned was a done deal.  Maybe I’m wrong.  We’ll have to see.

But we will be going through some extended bad times as I mentioned in my last post.  I’m starting to look at my own finances to see what cutbacks I should make.

I was listening to the ZMan’s Friday podcast.  It was on organizing and near the end he was talking about negativity.  And that clicked for me.  What we do has to be building things and living.  Just fighting our enemies isn’t enough.  It’s too long a battle to just hold your breath till the end.  We need to make our thing about living and enjoying our lives.

I’ve been writing this story about a sniper who is taking revenge against the FBI.  I have to admit it’s a lot of fun writing about revenge.  But I want the story to be embedded in a larger frame about building something bigger than revenge.  I want to have it about building a community that’s hidden within the current United States.  So this fictional story corresponds to how I think about the world I’m living in.  And that is helpful when thinking about real life.  The things I write about are larger than life.  We can talk about underground bases and new technologies and secret organizations but even the little things we do on-line can be positive and enrich our lives.  We talk to people and we share ideas and maybe we help each other solve some problems.  And if nothing else we act as sounding boards for people who don’t have one.

So today I am doing some story plotting and re-writing.  It wasn’t strong enough or tight enough.  I punched it up and cut it down and I like it a lot better.  It’s another beautiful day and I intend to go out and take some photos of the fall.  A couple of days ago one of the dogs found a big old Northern Water Snake sunning itself near one of the gardens.  I got some good shots of it and I will probably put it up later as a post.

Fridays are usually pretty quiet on the site.  I’ll put up a post later.  Maybe I’ll review another season three trek episode.  I’m getting impatient with them but considering Shatner’s recent trek into almost-space I guess I should do my part.

Camera Girl is an inveterate crime drama reader.  She reads about fictional crime fighters like Jack Reacher and Harry Bosch and Jesse Stone.  Well, we recently started watching a tv series about Harry Bosch and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how well it’s made.  Not everything is to my taste but it’s a quality series.  So at some point I’ll be reviewing it too but I must keep my nose to the Star Trek grindstone.  Duty is duty.

I’ve been listening to Larry Correia’s podcasts on fiction writing, “The Writer’s Dojo.”  and even though not all of the information is specific to what I do I find the experience of listening to these two writers talking about their mindset when they’re writing to be energizing.  For instance, they were talking about villains recently and it occurred to me I was wasting an opportunity by not beefing up the character of one of my villains.  After all good villains are sometimes even better than the hero.  Look at the Joker in Batman.

And this weekend we’ll have some grandkids coming around and that’s always fun.

So bear with me.  I’ll have some good stuff soon.

The Emptiest of Suits

I was casting about among the Roman emperors to try and find an equivalent for Biden.  But I couldn’t do it.  He has some of Caligula’s and Nero’s perversity but both of those psychopaths were much more honest.  While Tiberius was known to have a dissolute character, he was also a very able general.  No one could possibly accuse the Hero of Kabul of being that.  Even among the flotsam and jetsam of the fourth century I couldn’t find the right combination of greed, dishonesty, moral degeneracy and just downright stupidity needed to approximate Joe’s specialness.

So, I declared defeat and decided Joe was unique.  But there’s got to be a way of explaining how the formerly greatest nation on the face of the Earth is now headed by a lying, thieving, lecherous, imbecile.  One part of that is the fact that he was Obama’s vice president.  And that can be explained by saying that Obama is also a very dishonest man.  So, was part of Biden’s selection by Obama dependent on Joe’s willingness to share in the graft?  Probably so.  In that case I suppose it’s actually an advantage that he’s a moron.  After all, a smart crook is a lot more dangerous as a partner than a stupid one.  It wasn’t likely that Joe would bite the hand that fed him.  But how exactly does he get to be the President?

I think that the likeliest explanation is that it was an accident.  It was just the luck of the die.  Everything happened the way it did in an election year that the Democrats weren’t supposed to win.  And the pack of losers that Joe was up against were just so hopeless that his status as a former vice president meant they had to give it to him.  Of course, I think it’s assumed that the powers that be in the Democrat Party figured that since Joe is as bought and paid for as any man can be that even with his obvious deficiencies, they could still make his first term work for them.

But are things so far along the road toward banana republic that the people running the show don’t even have to pretend that the figurehead has a functional brain?  No one thinks that Biden writes his own speeches but he can’t even read his own speeches.  And the Biden administration has altogether dropped the pretense that this is a free country.  If parents complain about their school boards, the Attorney General of the United States publicly sets the FBI on them and declares them terrorists.  Think for a minute just how crazy that is.  What’s next, will snipers pick off the people chanting, “F*** Joe Biden” at a Virginia Tech football game?

So, what’s my point?  I guess I’m saying that we’ve crossed some kind of line.  Both sides are now aware that we’ve gone beyond what was an acceptable level of partisan arrogance.  This is now akin to what went on in Chicago when Al Capone owned the police and the mayor’s office.  Law enforcement corruption allows political enemies, even up to the President of the United States to be harassed and his cabinet members prosecuted for imaginary crimes.  Joe Biden was given the presidency as a payoff for his decades of service as a bought man.  He will mouth whatever they ask and he will do whatever they order him to do.

And the longer this goes on and the more extreme the behavior the more certain that it will require at some point, a complete break with representative government.  In order to ensure against an extreme reaction to the takeover it will be necessary to tighten control over everyone outside of the oligarchy to an extreme degree.  To do that will require something akin to the totalitarian methods that were seen in Soviet Russia or East Germany.  And in retrospect, we’re really not that far from that point now.

But let me get back to the original point of this post.  It’s the insult being added to the injury.  Making Joe Biden president is an insult that is hard to overstate.  It could be argued that if they had made an orangutan or a chimpanzee president it wouldn’t have been that much worse.  In fact, apes are relatively personable, at least if they’re behind unbreakable glass and can’t fling their feces at you.  And speaking of which, how much longer will Joe be trusted not to do that?

Tamping Down Optimism on a Friday Afternoon

Why am I feeling so optimistic?  It’s hard to say.  Dementia Joe is still in charge of the US military.  The southern border is still admitting millions of illegal aliens a year.  The Democrats are writing laws to remove the rest of our freedoms.  The cities are now awash with gangsters and sociopaths that rob, assault and kill people at will.  What the hell is there to be optimistic about?

I don’t know.  But I am.  Maybe it’s Ron DeSantis actually taking steps to resist the criminal actions of the Biden administration.  His resistance to the tyrannical COVID mandates and his efforts to prevent the dumping of illegal aliens in Florida are definitely enheartening.  Maybe it’s the acknowledgement by the Left that America is unhappy with the results of the Biden administration; the Afghan debacle, the border mess, the COVID nightmare and the stagflation that it has sparked.  Maybe it’s that Joe Biden is perceived by honest observers as at best, a man in the middle stages of dementia and very likely a puppet for others who are pulling the strings.  Maybe because the world looks beautiful to me today and I am surrounded by people I love and they are all well and relatively happy.  Maybe it’s just my natural ebullience.  But I am.  I’m optimistic.  So, what’s a professional gloom and doomer to do?

I guess I could just fake it and talk about the 2020 election catastrophe and how all hope is lost and “1984” and “A Brave New World” are already here and we should all jump off a cliff and blah, blah, blah.  But that bores me.  I think I am optimistic because our enemies have shown themselves to be vulnerable and despite their structural advantages in almost every institution, they are not convincing the bulk of the non-stupid that they know what they are doing.  And this seems to be giving me hope that if a stout resistance is raised against them actual results, winning results are entirely possible.  And since I see some signs of resistance this has fanned my hope into actual enthusiasm about the future.  I’m anxious to see if we can build on their losses and panic them into something really stupid.  Look at what’s going on in New York City.  The BLM psychos are fighting the COVID nazis over forcing people to have vaccine passports in order to go in restaurants.  So, if black patrons don’t have to show their papers how soon before white people start claiming they are black?  What are the waitresses going to do, demand birth certificates with race listed?  And how about school teachers balking at being vaccinated?  What happens if this triggers equal treatment under the law demonstrations by nurses and bus drivers and well, everybody else?  Just think of the wonderful consequences of the Democrat coalition at each other’s throats.  And how about the fact that illegal aliens are being allowed in with COVID.  Isn’t that a direct violation of the HHS guidelines?  There’s no quarantine, there’s no testing, just people with new variants being unleashed on the unsuspecting public.  Very important information for the public to consider.

So, yeah, disappointing to say, I’m feeling kind of upbeat.  But I promise to do my best to get depressed.  I’ll look at the headlines and realize how screwed up the world is and maybe watch a video with Chuck Todd or Rachel Maddow telling me that I’m on losing side of history.  Maybe I’ll contemplate how degraded my actual constitutional rights currently are.  But for now, life’s good and the Left appears to be back on their heels.  So, bring it!

Greetings to September Thirtieth, Anno Domini MMXXI

Another beautiful, if chilly morning here in the land of Wokish Puritans.  I have done my due diligence and looked over the headlines.  What I see is that both the Left and the Right see Joe Biden as a disaster, but for different reasons.  The Left sees him as a doddering idiot who keeps tripping over his own feet and fouling up the beautiful set-up he was handed by the Deep State and friends.  The Right sees him as a doddering idiot who keeps tripping over his own feet as he presides over the dismantling of what is left of the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”

Joe’s approval rating is under water but so what?  Will that change anything?  I guess the hope is that if Biden is construed as a failed president, then maybe Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema will refuse to sign onto the 3.5 trillion Dollar reconciliation bill and we might be spared the illegal alien amnesty bill and whatever other atrocities Pelosi and Schumer have teed up for us.  I guess we’re about to find out.  I seriously doubt we’re going to get lucky.  The Dems sense they have a short window before the 2022 primary season and will be going for broke this fall.  But who knows?  Miracles have happened.

But I guess it’s at least amusing to watch the consensus grow across Left and Right that Dementia Joe is a creepy loser who’s in way over his head.  I suspect history will be particularly cruel to Biden and Harris.  But I need to remind myself that history is written by the winners and even without an effective White House the Left has an overwhelmingly strong hand to play.

In other news there were a bunch of in-depth reports discovering again that if you remove the police from a city like Minneapolis then the black neighborhoods will descend into crime, drug addiction and murder.  Children will be killed during gun play between the gang bangers, white people will flee the city in droves and the loss of revenues will cause the problem to spiral out of control.  The only differences in these reports depend on the ideological stripe of the writer.  The lefties decry the violence but claim that the police cannot use the tactics previously available to them.  In other words, they want magical police.  The writers on the right notice that nobody is lining up to take the vacant police jobs currently available and conclude that runaway crime in Minneapolis will be an ongoing phenomenon for the foreseeable future.

Well, my answer to all this is, don’t complain when you get what you say you wanted.  The progressives and their followers in Minneapolis put the city in the hands of ideologues that allowed and even encouraged a mob of antifa and BLM rioters to burn down a police precinct while looting and burning their neighbors’ businesses and assaulting and even killing some of these same people.  I take no pleasure in seeing poor people living in a hellscape where law and order have been eliminated.  But there is no other way for these imbeciles to learn just how delusional their viewpoint on urban policing really is.  Once all the affluent white progressives move away from their dangerous Minneapolis homes the people who are left can begin to figure out how to deal with reality.  The only shame is that these progressives won’t have a chance to see their own homes and businesses looted and burned.  That would be too much to ask.

I saw a couple of reports about the upcoming Supreme Court docket.  There are a bunch of important cases that have impact on our sorely mistreated constitutional rights.  And for once I’m slightly optimistic that some good things may happen in this session.  And if the decisions occur late enough in the year it may be too late for the Democrats to pack the Court.  It’s assumed they will lose the House in 2022 and that would curtail at least temporarily their ability to change the Court’s size.  If the new justices continue to buck John Robert’s liberal agenda, we could see some honest judicial decisions that would have a positive effect on our lives.  It’s at least worth watching and I’ll be interested to see which way they go.  I don’t want to be too much of a pessimist.  Even I get bored of that.

So that’s what’s in the news.  In my own world I’ve been busy with writing and repairing all the stuff that breaks down around here.  Carpentry, plumbing, auto repairs and landscaping are high on the list of stuff that needs doing.  Luckily the auto repair is covered by an insurance policy so I’ll leave that to the professionals.  I guess I’ll take a first stab at the others but something tells me the plumber will be getting a call soon.  Ah, who am I kidding?  I better get a carpenter too.

But it’s a good day and I feel cheerful.  Camera Girl is making delicious soups and I’m dedicated to watching the world collapse into a heap of stress fractured fragments.  There is an ancient legacy in my family around bartering in rubble and scraps.  I think my ancestors in the Fifth Century probably sold off the marble that originally covered the Colosseum to Visigoth chieftains to adorn their medieval castles.  It’s a cinch I’ll flourish amid the ruins of Biden’s America.  There will be plenty of rubble to barter.

Tucker Carlson Unloads on the Vaccine Mandates

Carlson has become the mainstream voice of the Deplorables.  I think he has a future in politics if he decides that is something he’d like to do.  In this video he gets right to the point.  Only months ago Biden, Fauci and all the other Dems swore that mandating vaccination was unthinkable.  Now they’re doing it.

He talks about the dubious nature of the vaccines and their health risks.  He identifies the coercive and psychological nature of the control that the Biden administration is perpetrating against us.  It’s an excellent indictment of the Biden White House.

08SEP2021 – OCF Update – This’N’That

First up, the ZMan manages to have a lot of fun with the Theranos fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes.  And how could you not have fun with it?  With Holmes’ fake baritone voice and the complete collapse of her fake medical device company it has something for everyone on the right to cheer about.

Secondly, although Biden’s poll numbers are still underwater, so far, the Taliban and ISIS-K have somehow neglected to behead any Americans yet.  I attribute this to enormous monetary bribes from Dementia Joe.  But however it’s being done it may prevent Joe from being tarred and feathered by the public.  And I don’t discount the F— Joe Biden phenomenon.  But who knows?  Maybe Biden will survive his term in office.

And finally I noticed that the Delta Variant Spike in Florida and Texas is almost back down to the baseline in early July before it started.  Kudos to DeSantis and Abbott for not panicking.  Hard to say how long the COVID Iron Curtain will remain up in Blue America but just knowing there are areas outside its control is inspirational for us on the inside.

College Football Fans Perfect the Biden F-Bomb Cheer

Apparently Joe Biden is now being embraced by the college crowd.  Only maybe not as Biden himself might hope.  Across the South the F*** Joe Biden chant is gaining in popularity and volume.  A friend called me up to tell me that a television sports crew apologized for not silencing the crowd’s message in time to keep it off the air.

It’s good to see that our first undead president is connecting with the living the way he does.  They understand his plight.  Having to stay out of direct sunlight and avoiding mirrors and crucifixes is almost a full time job.  Keeping him in their thoughts and on their lips even while attending their local football game is a tribute to our semi-preserved somewhat comatose Commander in Chief.

What would be really great is if the armed forces picked up the same chant at the annual Army-Navy football game that I assume Biden will attend.  I know it would really give him a boost.  Ah, the stuff that dreams are made of.

Biden Agonistes

Sometimes it’s important to stop and smell the roses.

Now that Dementia Joe has found his groove and provides the public with a daily failure or easily recognized lie it’s becoming a very enjoyable daily ritual to go to the top news and see what Joe’s latest coup consists of.

Will it be a new confabulation with himself as hero?  Maybe he cured polio back in the day or invented the solar panel.  Will it be the announcement of some foreign policy failure?  Perhaps Canada will re-align its military with Russia or China.  Or maybe some new embarrassment from Biden’s past will surface.  Possibly him sniffing the hair of a small child or a coma victim.

But whatever it is, I feel so grateful that Joe is the president.  He is uniquely qualified to wake up millions of Americans who until now thought that the Democrat party was a legitimate political organization.  Drawing on his super power of ultra-stupid he can delegitimize almost anything.

In fact, at the rate he’s going, he’s bound to bring the whole concept of representative government into disrepute and bring on a new age of monarchy.  King Donald the First?  I guess it’s possible.

And all this is very surprising.  The last time we saw this kind of public humiliation of a president was when George W Bush was hung out to dry during Hurricane Katrina.  And building on that the press kept the drum beat of failure going right up to the end of his term in office.  Is it intentional on their part?  Or is Joe just so incompetent that there’s no way even a compliant media establishment can paper over his failures?  It’s still sort of an open question.  I think the answer should become clear within the next couple of weeks.  Monday is Labor Day and the end of the summer doldrums.  From thereon in, every news story will be reaching the full audience of readers.  If fresh atrocities from Afghanistan continue to make it to the top of the news page, then Joe will be a spectacular failure in his first year as president.  If somehow the drip of bad news suddenly dries up and instead the heroic Biden meme reappears then we know that his people have made peace with the Deep State and all is forgiven.

Now, that’s not to say that outside events won’t have a lot to do with the narrative.  There are still hundreds of Americans trapped in Afghanistan.  We’ve yet to see any of them declared hostages.  Every day that ISIS-K does not send out a video of an American captive gets Joe Biden one day closer to putting Afghanistan behind him.  After all the public is pretty simple-minded.  Whatever the story of the day is quickly drives out of their minds yesterday’s big news.  Do that enough times and even something as momentous as 9-11-2001 fades into ancient history.  So. unless the media has turned permanently against Dementia Joe good luck can save him.

But good luck isn’t a Joe Biden thing.  Lying, yes.  Corruption, absolutely.  But now that Joey has the highest visibility job on Earth his lies and machinations are becoming harder and harder to hide.  So, I foresee more gaffs, more failures and more disgust on the part of Americans who discover that their president is a transparently corrupt and senile weasel.

Well done, Dementia Joe, well done.

The Fabulous Adventure of Dementia Joe and the Tree of Life

Well, you have to admire a guy that never quits.  If lies A through F don’t work there’s always G, H and I.  Coming up to the Jewish Holidays Joe spins another lie about going to the site of a tragedy that he can use for his narrative.  Problem is even his guys are tired of the out and out fabrications.  Joe claimed he visited the site of an anti-semitic mass murder in Pennsylvania.  But the people there told the truth and said he never showed up there at all.

We all need to stop worrying about truth.  Joe’s fake stories are much more entertaining.  In fact I want more fake.  How about the Adventures of Corn Pop and GI Joe Biden in Fallujah.  All it needs is the right comic book illustrator and it will sell millions.

Biden is the perfect representative for the Democrat party and in fact all of the Left.  He combines in equal measures self-delusion and intentional deception.  One slides seamlessly into the other.  And lately it’s on open display.  The Rout from Kabul is a brilliant military victory.  Sluggish economic growth is a dynamic recovery.  Broken promises on the end of the COVID lockdown is glossed over as “following the science.”

The only thing that’s new is that the media seems to be getting new marching orders.  Maybe they’re getting ready to move Joe out and move Lady Macbeth in.