03JAN2023 – Observations on Happenings in Washington

The House Republicans are busy beclowning themselves but I’m happy at least there’s something of a pretense being made of demanding accountability from the leadership.  Making McCarthy sweat a little before he’s coronated Speaker of the House is healthy.  I don’t believe he’ll enact that rule change to allow the Speaker to be voted out based on a single rep motioning for it.  After all, after he’s Speaker he’s untouchable.  Why would he honor a promise he made while he was still just a mere mortal?  I guess the only reason would be because it would be such a clear proof to the electorate of his dishonesty.  But then again, they’ve already embarrassed him.  Maybe all bets are already off.  We’ll see.

My view is that the Republican House should use their majority to hold the line on everything.  They should produce a budget.  If the Senate doesn’t want to bargain then say too bad.  No continuing resolution, no nothing.  Shut down the government and let the Democrats sweat.  It’s their Senate and President.  Let them vilify the House but it’ll be two years before there will be any way to change the power structure.  Even if the American public sweeps them out of office for turning off the endless flow of entitlements the Republican House majority will have done what they were supposed to do, legislate and create a budget for this runaway bureaucracy.  What happens in 2024 is just another page in this fake script we’re trapped in.  At least they will have shown some honesty, which is in very, very short supply.  Let the Democrats have the whole federal government and let them bring this whole charade crashing down around their ears.

Without a brake on the actions of Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries we’ll be looking at hyperinflation and double-digit unemployment very soon.  And that’s what the American people voted for last year.  Or at least that’s what the poll results that we saw indicated.  It’s important that they get every last drop of the result they chose.  It should be clear as day what was selected; sky high energy and transportation costs, unreliable infrastructure and dead-end jobs for most of the population.  If that truly is what people want, it’s better for those of us who don’t share that vision to get it through our thick skulls that that is the future.  That way we can look for something better.

And as we head down that road, we’ll be able to at least enjoy the comedy that’s on full display from our elected officials.  An hilarious cavalcade of grifters, congenital idiots and just plain criminals who are busy selling off chunks of their country to the highest bidder.  And it just goes to show that individual honest men are completely defenseless against a government that has transformed itself into an organized crime syndicate.  It’s our version of the Baath Party with a revolving door full of Saddam Husseins switching out every four or eight years.  And who knows maybe even that charade will be dispensed with soon.

But while it holds out, I intend to savor every bit of the bathos and buffoonery.  Let’s hope Dementia Joe gets to finish out his term in January 2029.  By then both he and the country should be about the same; a gelatinous puddle of goo.  How could I ask for more than that?

Jackals Eating Jackals at the Shrinking Water Hole

This is hilarious.  Brooklyn Councilman, Ari Kagan whose Coney Island district was eliminated in the latest gerrymandering exercise will switch parties to the Republicans so that he can attempt to steal the Bay Ridge seat of fellow Brooklyn Democrat Justin Brannan.  But it gets better.  Not only is Kagan a Democrat Councilman he’s also a Democrat district leader.  So he’s a mover and shaker in the Democrat party but he’ll officially run as a Republican to steal this seat from a fellow Democrat.

And so far the Democrat party is only hemming and hawing about this political piracy that Kagan is attempting.  They haven’t stripped him of his leadership position or condemned him for the blatant hypocrisy of his actions.  Their only statement talks about taking appropriate steps and a vague warning about his leadership post being in jeopardy.  In other words they’ll wait and see if he wins.  So for the next year he’ll go to party meetings and everyone knows he’s running as a Republican but it’s business as usual.

You’ve really got to hand it to the Evil Party.  They live up to their name in spades.  And somewhere in the background is the Stupid Party allowing themselves to be used in this little bout of political blood sport.  I’m sure Kagan is waving around a promise to really become a Republican and as sure as death and taxes he’ll switch back to the Dems the day after he wins the election.

“Brannan blasted Kagan’s expected move.  “Frankly, I’m embarrassed for him,” he said. “This is just desperate and sad. When you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.””

The old guard in these old cities is losing its political base and they’ll be hacking away at each other over the tiny scraps of safe space that still remain.  The future belongs to AOC and a new generation of nitwits.  Sucks being them.

Eulogy for the Stupid Party

I had my regular Monday zoom call with the guys from my old job.  I told them about my adventures at the election last week and we caught up on plans for the Thanksgiving holiday coming up.  When I was asked about what I thought about the outcome of the elections I said from my point of view, the Democrats have figured out how to use mail in ballots to effectively guarantee their success in states that allow its use.  And until something is done to change things in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and Arizona we won’t be winning anymore national elections.

There were some objections to this statement.  Some felt that things could be done to make this problem go away.  My opinion was that the Republicans have already had two years to fix this.  They didn’t and from my point of view they probably won’t.

I guess the question is will this affect the grift that Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, Lindsey Graham and the rest of the losers that inhabit the Stupid Party act out.  Can they just go on sitting there accomplishing nothing and soaking up millions of dollars in kickbacks while pretending to “fight” the Democrats?  I wonder?  Is it possible that too many people have awakened to the reality of the racket that these “leaders” are running on us?  I’d like to think that’s the case.  I heard even Marco Rubio is talking about holding off on the leadership election until the dust settles on the mid-term fiasco and then see if there are enough senators with backbones to vote out Mitch McConnell and put someone in who actually cares whether the Republicans accomplish anything of their alleged agenda.

I guess that’s a fair test to watch for.  But what’s the good of changing the leadership in a party that can’t win national elections anymore.  And who can fix that except the state Republican parties.  How does a place like Arizona allow the Democrats to change the election laws to allow ballot harvesting and blatant fraud?  These are things that people with even a modicum of intelligence can challenge and resist.

But I see no sign of those things happening.  And because of that, the Stupid Party is consigned to perpetual loser status.  Well, at the very least it is some consolation that some of the worst offenders like McConnell and Romney may be given the heave-ho in the not-too-distant future.  I’ll take special joy if the voters of Utah come to their senses in 2024 and send Mitt packing back to Massachusetts to celebrate his declining years as the extremely conservative trans-woman we all know he wants to be.  As for McConnell, Kentuckians really need to wake up and decide whether having their senator be the minority leader is worth tolerating that weaselly excuse for a man.

It’s possible, I guess, that at some time in the future there could be a refurbishment of the Republican Party such that intelligent men could be put in charge of restoring it to some semblance of a functional organization capable of affecting conservative legislation at the state and national levels.  But for now, I consider it a lost cause.  At the local level, even in blue states, leaders appear to help accomplish some good for their constituents.  And in places like Florida a strong governor and legislature can enact conservative measures to protect their people from the chaos that has descended on this country.

But as a national organization someone should drive a stake through the heart of this undead beast and put it and us out of our misery.

Rest in peace.

Is It Just the Economy, Stupid?

The polls seem to indicate that the Democratic Party is going to receive the equivalent of a good stiff knee to the groin on Tuesday night.  Of course, that’s wonderful news and no surprise.  But analyzing the reason why is important too.  If this is completely explained by the double-digit inflation and the skyrocketing crime wave engulfing the cities then it’s still good news.  But I hope it’s more than that.

What I’m hoping is that it is partially explained by a large chunk of independent voters reacting to the Democrats’ behavior during the lockdowns.  Being bullied for two years and then finding out that the bullying was all for nothing should have a lot of people really angry.  And now that more people are realizing how dangerous the side effects from these unnecessary and ineffective drugs are I can imagine that adding to the anger and the desire to get some payback.

You might ask why it matters if it’s more than just a reflex action by people unhappy about inflation and crime.  It’s simple.  If there’s any hope of this country returning things to sanity (never mind normalcy) it will depend on a solid majority rejecting the Democrat party categorically.  They have to stop seeing the two parties as legitimate alternatives.  We’ll only start fixing things when the Democrats can be kept out of power for a couple of cycles.  Enough time has to pass that laws can be passed to repair the damage that’s been done to the institutions of government.  All vestiges of the programs and policies that the Democrats have promulgated must be flushed down the drain and reasonable policies adopted.  And that will only happen when a stable majority that rejects their madness has emerged.

Of course, that assumes that such a majority exists.  I often wonder whether there are enough sane people among the Millennials and their younger brethren to allow this country to recover.  I think it’s far from certain that there are that many normal people in the next generation.  But we’ll get a chance to find out starting Tuesday.  And we’ll need to run the table from now on until things improve.  2022, 2024, 2026, 2028, 20230, 2032.  That’s a really long time to hold onto power in Washington.  The last time that happened was during the Reagan era.  The Republicans held the White House for twelve years.  Of course, Bush Senior was a RINO who single-handedly handed the country over to the Clintons by lousing everything up.

It would take an extraordinarily savvy politician to manage the fickle American electorate for that amount of time.  Basically, it’ll take a miracle.  And the Stupid Party doesn’t do miracles.  They do stupid.  But stranger things have happened.  The exact right man may appear at the exact right time and save us from the miserable fate that seems to be pursuing us.

But one thing’s for sure.  We’ll never have a more compelling case for kicking the Democrats out of power than we have right now.  Inflation, recession, crime, culture war madness, COVID fascism, you name it.  What happens after that is a matter of political savvy and determination.  And of course, a large dollop of luck.

Dunwich Public Service

Here in Dunwich the Evil Party and the Stupid Party cooperate.  Typically, First Selectman Cthulhu represents the Evil Party and negotiates with the Stupid Party to determine whom he’ll eat first and whom he’ll leave for last.  In between these two cases the order of the other meals can be a surprise both for Cthulhu and the ingestees.  Basically, they’re all living in the moment.  If the First Selectman happens to be feeling a might peckish then even without any provocation from the various entrees, he may decide to indulge in a snack.  And conversely, if the partisan antics of the Stupid Party are indulged in too strenuously, then even a sated or even a queasy Cthulhu may be forced to quiet the proceedings by the process of elimination.

But after those discussions were done, we got down to the business of making the Great Old Ones great again.  Apparently, Dunwich has a four hundredth anniversary this year.  On that day in 1622 Cthulhu ate his first Englishman and really, really liked it.  For that reason, he signed in blood (someone else’s) the official charter allowing Puritans the exclusive right to colonize what would come to be known as Dunwich.  Although back then it was known as New Dunwich.  In exchange, the inhabitants agreed to forfeit their immortal souls and pay an eight percent sales and real estate tax in perpetuity.  That Cthulhu really is evil.  Anyway, the anniversary committee gave its report and recommended fire works and a school pageant.  Blah, blah, blah.

At the meeting I was held forth as a candidate for the office of Keeper of the Condiments.  This is a high honor and comes with the additional perk that as the purveyor of barbecue sauce for the First Selectman I would be very unlikely to be eaten.  Of course, it is a highly demanding job and some folks think it slightly cruel.  Before every meeting of the selectmen, I am charged with slathering them with barbecue sauce from head to foot.  Most nights it’s just a formality but then again you never know.  It would also be my job to keep on hand a thousand-yard spool of nylon rope to be available for use as dental floss as needed.  But of course, replenishing the supply is only a very occasional chore.

I must confess that I have my qualms about accepting the nomination.  I mean, it’s not that I don’t despise all of the members of the Stupid Party.  After all, they are invertebrates of the first water with no hint of courage or even conscience.  As cocktail hors d’oeuvres for a squid headed dragon they would enjoy their finest hour.  But wasting that much barbecue sauce on these slugs just rankles.  If it was just ketchup or mustard, I think I’d be okay with it but my upbringing was always “waste not want not.”

But what the hell.  I need the cash.  Things have gotten expensive and the job comes with a pension and a tax exemption and eight percent is eight percent after all.  And all things considered it’s not the worst position in the town hall.  I’ve heard being the First Selectman’s Keeper of the Bicarbonate is a lot worse.  I don’t like to think about that one.

The Great RINO Hunt of 2022

Polls continue to stream in confirming just how toxic the Democrat brand is right now.  The latest one by Susquehanna Polling & Research has the generic Republican congressional candidate up 10 points over his hapless Democrat challenger.  So, it’s getting harder and harder to believe that the Republicans won’t be the recipients of a totally undeserved election gift.  They’re going to be given majorities in both Houses.

But I find none of that compelling.  What I’m fascinated by is knowing exactly how many RINO’s are going to be primaried out of office.  To my mind this is a much more important number and one that will determine whether the GOP will be useful or useless to us over the last two years of the Biden reign of stupid.  After all, if a bunch of traitors like Liz Cheney and Lisa Murkowski get kicked to the curb in November it will have a salutary effect on other RINO’s like Mitt Romney who were not up for re-election in 2022.  For a slug like Mitt losing his senate seat would be tantamount to disgrace.  So, if he sees his fellow mollusks cast out of their cushy sinecures this year he will scurry back to the middle where he will try to portray himself as a “severely conservative” culture warrior.  Who knows he might even start swearing and claiming that he’s not happy about the January 6th protestors being left to rot in prison for years.

Trump has a list of the ten Republican congressional representatives who voted to impeach him and seven senators who voted to convict.  Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is the only senator up for re-election in November but of course the terms for all ten representatives are also up then.  But already four of them have decided to retire.  The six remaining reps are all being vigorously pursued by primary challengers who probably have a very good chance of bumping them all off.  And Murkowski is also in a dog fight to survive her primary senate challenger.  I understand that Rep. David Valadao of California is a friend of minority leader Kevin McCarthy and will get as much support as he can hope for from that ally.  But I’m sure Valadao is sweating pretty hard about his chances.

There’s nothing scientific about how I’m looking at this RINO hunt.  But I think the results can be used as a good barometer of whether election results will track the will of the conservative voters.  First off, if Cheney isn’t booted out then there is something hopeless about the chances of getting good Republicans in Congress.  From what I’ve read her approval rating is in the neighborhood of 10% of the Republicans in Wyoming.  And even if a bunch of Democrats vote for her, she should lose in a landslide to the woman that Trump endorsed.

The Valadao race is in California and between the dominant nature of the Democrat party there and the likelihood of voting skullduggery I wouldn’t be surprised if he survived the primary.  And there are two other candidates from Washington state which is also highly progressive.  So at least three of the six have some doubts attached.  But Cheney and the other two races should be slam dunks.  And to my mind Murkowski should be toast too.

So, let’s just say that if any of those four dead ducks survive that will provide strong evidence that even where Republicans are in the majority that RINO’s aren’t going to disappear.  I’ll characterize this as a test to see just how stupid the Stupid Party really is.

The Only Thing That Can Cure Stupid is Pain

Somebody or other once said that stupidity is the most powerful force in the Universe.  And I think that is true.  Another name for stupidity is inertia.  It is what the mind must move to bring intelligence to brute existence.  And it is why nothing can be accomplished without enormous amounts of pain and death.  The spark of intelligence is resisted by the inertia of stupidity.  And the process of intelligence overcoming stupidity is a variety of evolution.  Life adapts to the changing Universe and becomes better adapted to its surroundings in a never-ending dance.

In our human microcosm we attempt to become better adapted to the human environment.  But there are many conflicting forces at work.  Human cooperation and conflict exist at the same time and they can never be statically balanced.  They are always dynamically interacting and so anytime you try to depend on some temporary relationship between them you run the risk of being blind-sided by change.  The only way to stay on the “right side of history” is when you force history to go where you want it to go.

And that is what we see going on today.  The Stupid Party wants to follow the rules from yesterday assuming that the Evil Party will follow those rules too.  What they don’t see is that the Evil Party is making up new rules as it goes along.  And those rules are just whatever ensures that it will be winning and its enemies will be losing.  Evolution is the Stupid Party getting replaced by a Less Stupid Party.  We have no choice but to evolve in our thinking or become grease for the wheels that turn the world.

If the progs want to demonize the police and deify George Floyd then we have to let them burn the cities down.  That’s where reality will burn the fingers of the stupid people living there who bought into BLM and “Defund the Police.”  They must find out exactly what defund the police looks like, up close and personal.  When every store goes out of business from shop lifting and every subway car is filled with predators and prey then it will become clear why George Floyd wasn’t a saint.  He was a disease.  He was a career criminal who swam in a sea of dysfunction.  He existed because this society tolerates a subculture that embraces criminality.  When every inhabitant of a city gets to meet George Floyd on any random day; gets robbed by him or assaulted by him, then they will truly understand what BLM and defund the police represents for their lives.  It represents the law of the jungle, kill or be killed.

So, I’m very encouraged every time I read about another atrocity in New York, Chicago or Baltimore.  Whereas I mourn for the senseless destruction of life and the terror and pain inflicted on innocents in these places, I also recognize that evolution is taking place.  Stupidity is being educated the only way it can be.  With pain and even death.  When we have a nation, whose cities are populated by people who would rather have cops in charge than gangbangers and homeless schizophrenics then we will have really evolved.

Maybe the Stupid Party Has Finally Learned Something

This week the Senate will be debating the plan to eliminate the filibuster.  And this was preceded by Dementia Joe’s inflammatory belch of noxious fumes called a speech in Atlanta.  In that speech he resurrected Jim Crow and Bull Connor in front of a crowd of black college students who have grandparents who barely remember what those terms refer to.

This law that would enshrine voter fraud in America is being presented as the only way to save us from Ku Klux Klansmen riding horses through our towns and burning crosses on the White House lawn.  And normally all that jazz would scare the likes of Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney into subservient obedience.  But it hasn’t.  In fact, it hasn’t even scared two Democrat senators, Sinema and Manchin, into knuckling under.  Arizona and West Virginia aren’t blue states.  Their constituencies aren’t rallying around the MLK Day blackmail plot.  They literally don’t believe the nonsense being spouted and have no desire to force their senators to back it either.

Is it possible that the Stupid Party has learned something?  Can it be that those cowardly imbeciles that run the GOP have gotten it through their thick skulls that people of normal intelligence do not trust the mainstream media and after 2020 certainly don’t trust Joe Biden and the Democrats to protect voting integrity?  The answer may be yes.

My explanation for why idiots could be smartening up is that it’s now plain even to idiots that the country is revolting against the gaslighting they’ve been enduring since the George Floyd riots began.  Even the stupidest people can’t ignore the reality of a mob burning down their downtown area.  And if you can see the truth and at the same time hear the lies from CNN and MSNBC and the three networks then even an idiot will figure out that he is being lied to.

So finally, we’ve reached a place where even total morons can effectively represent us in Congress at least for the moment.  The question is have they gotten any less stupid or is this just the lowest common denominator of political response, the equivalent of having a pulse.  My guess is they’re still just as stupid as ever but their opponents have been forced in the last couple of years to do insane things and that showcases the superiority of the stupid over the insane.  The insane will burn down their own cities.  The stupid will limit themselves to applauding the burning.  Admittedly it’s not a great advantage but enough to help them win the day.  And our party will always be the stupid party.  What we have to hope is that we will recognize a smart and courageous man if he appears and put him in a position to lead the stupid party by the nose to do some good despite themselves.

This year, if we’re lucky, will see the Democrats frustrated in their attempt to change the narrative away from their long list of failures.  If they lose the Senate along with the House, the GOP can limit the damage that Biden can do.  They can even shut down the judicial appointments he might otherwise make.  And who knows, maybe they’ll decide to impeach him over the Hunter Biden scandals.  Hey, that would be fun.  Maybe they’re smart enough to do that.

A Gang of Turkeys

Camera Girl with her hawk eye spotted a group of turkeys walking through the forest.  So, I took my trusty Sony A7 IV and my Minolta 200mm f/4 macro lens with Sony LA-EA5 adapter and flashed off fifty shots of the uncouth looking modern dinosaurs.  I’ll work on them later but here’s a representative jpg.

I guessing the turkeys are looking for food before the big freeze down happens tomorrow.  We’ll be dropping thirty degrees down into negative single digits tomorrow night.  This should be a good test of the supposedly repaired heating system we live with.  A really annoying aspect of the “repair” is that the suction fan has a vibration that is very audible in the living room.  I’ll have to become an acoustical engineer and figure out where some fireproof acoustical insulation will solve that problem.  Oh, the joys of owning a very unorthodox house.

I looked up the name for a group of turkeys.  It’s called either a gang or a rafter.  A rafter sounds like an architectural term whereas gang captures some of the disreputable and disorganized facets of the behavior of a bunch of dopey birds.  And that immediately got me thinking of the Republican lawmakers.  They’re a gang of fat, stupid and disorganized bird-brained followers who couldn’t shoot fish in a barrel.  I think of them because things are going so horribly for the Democrats and Biden that it must be about time for those losers that are supposedly on our side of the fence to help the Democrats out by missing some opportunity to kick them while they’re down.  Already that dope Cruz was yapping about how the January 6th farce was a terrorist attack.  I used to like him but what is wrong with him if he says something stupid like that.  It’s the unforced errors that drive me crazy with these “friends” of ours.

The biggest surprise of 2021 was Joe Manchin stabbing the Dems in the back.  It was wholly unforeseen and miraculously potent.  Combined with the COVID revolt, it has poleaxed Biden’s presidency good and proper.  But I’m waiting for our Manchin.  I’m assuming it will be Romney.  He’s a sniveling coward who loves to play the principled man of honor when he knows it will get him the spot light.  But with the disarray on the left maybe we’ll be spared until the midterms when with any luck they’ll lose the Senate along with the House.

I wonder how long it will take the Supreme Court to make up their minds about the vaccine mandates.  I confess I’m pretty excited about a win there.  That also means I’ll be very disappointed if they fink on us and throw in with the Fauci fascists.  But things seem to be going our way on this in the public opinion field.  People are waking up to the fact that these vaccines are at best useless and at worst a very dangerous thing to do to young and healthy people.  Anyone with children and grandchildren should be paying close attention to the information on both efficacy and safety.  These drugs would never have been approved on a normal testing basis by the FDA.

So, stay warm this week.  The Polar Express will be coming through and providing a good excuse to stay warm and watch some old movies or read a good book.  I’ve been managing to put the time to good use writing.  I produced about five thousand words of prose in the last two or three days.  Not bad.  Of course, I’ve still got seventy or eighty thousand words to go.  But Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Watch out for those turkeys, winged or otherwise.

John Derbyshire Post – Electoral Gold for the Stupid Party—the Anti-Anti-White Vote

Vox  linked to this post       http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/electoral-gold-for-the-stupid-party-the-anti-anti-white-vote/

in his post      http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/05/vote-right-vote-white.html

The Anti-Anti-White Vote.  I think that’s me!  Exactly right.  If you’re against me then I have no choice but to be against you.  Perfect.

But as Derbyshire states in his post, is the Stupid Party too stupid to reap the benefit?  time will tell.