HALF-FULL REPORT 03/17/23
The Saint Patrick’s Day Report
Today is Saint Patrick's Day celebrating the passing of Ireland's patron saint. Rather than talk about the festivities and libations enjoyed worldwide, we explore the schism between the Irish and Roman Catholic Church. The divide has been there since the fifth century. However, it grows wider as the Vatican goes ever more woke, and the Irish refuse to follow.
American cardinals of substantially Irish descent have been meeting in Houston for some time to discuss a possible church synod. A Houston Synod will replace Vatican II if Rome chooses to follow along. Otherwise, it would form the foundation of a New World Catholic Church based mainly on the unique features of the Irish Church as established by Saint Patrick.
These things only happen a few times every thousand years. As expected, the possibility has drawn spooky attention from organizations such as ROCOR, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, which is doing backflips to support a schism in the Western Church. Would Saint Patrick approve? He was the guy that converted the pagans and Druids to Christianity, and he did it with a particular style and masculine swagger.
The bank failures last week might be the tip of the iceberg. Other banks are showing stress as their bond portfolios are incinerated by inflation. The world's power players are alert and taking radical inflationary steps. But hmmm, won't more inflation create a feedback loop that hurts more banks?
The Biden family has been taking money from China through shell companies. This appears to be a severe crime. So far, no congressional investigators have vanished or thrown a wrench into the investigation.
Meta is laying off another 10,000 employees. Their core technology did not turn out to be what they desired. The problem with hiring for woke instead of merit is that companies end up with dysfunctional systems and poor products. Meta is in trouble.
Ukraine is maintaining a robust demand for artillery shells. The United States is drawing down prepositioned stocks worldwide, but the numbers are not good. We currently need at least four new production lines for 155 mm artillery shells. But we lack the industrial infrastructure to build those new production systems. From personal experience this week, I can attest that DEI, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are DIE. The natation's schools have created a compliant workforce, not a critically thinking workforce. This must be solved immediately.
OMG! The O'Keefe Media Group is online. We see throughout this week's HFR the growing obsolescence of big media. The production base of entire companies can be replaced with one or a few iPhones. This massive change to the 100-year narrative coincidentally aligns with the Frankfurt School march through the institutions. The Fourth Turning grinds on…
Finally, we come to J6. Much of this was covered in yesterday's Skye's Links. What was not said was the utter and total destruction of the credibility of the Federal Government will not fade away. Narrative control is lost, and the government's crimes are truly shocking.
Power will devolve to the states.
SKYE’S LINKS 03/16/23
Breaking News! Kim Jong Un Attends Ivy League University To Learn New Brainwashing Techniques
Actually, Kim now wants to change schools. “Columbia students are pretty woke-washed,” he notes, “but the kids at Stanford leave them in the dust, so I’m transferring immediately.” This, after a woke gang of Stanford Law School students, led by an associate Dean of DEI shouted down a 5th Court of Appeals Judge who came to speak before the student Federalist Society:
Blood-Boiling Moment Woke Stanford Law School Students Taunt Conservative Judge Invited To Speak There - Before Dean Of 'Equity' Ambushes Him With Pious Speech Accusing Him Of 'Harm'.
Wisdom from the Mises Institute on the new Puritanism. The fear of North Korea defector Yeomani Park as she visited Columbia University—“I realized, wow, this is insane. I thought America was different but I saw so many similarities to what I saw in North Korea that I started worrying”—is a grave warning to our country.
DESANTIS IS FLAT-OUT WRONG ON UKRAINE
Last month (2/23), the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel told us that Ukraine War Is Ron DeSantis’s Security Test.
Now, after months of near-silence and innuendo, Florida Gov. and GOP presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis decided to speak about Ukraine, removing all doubt about his position. He flunked the test, and badly – joining what Strassel calls “the GOP surrender caucus.”
While his statement on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show on Monday (3/13) makes a handful of valid points, it is ridden with a fundamental misunderstanding of the war and US geopolitical interests. Most fundamentally, he fails to understand the stakes of the conflict, calling it a “territorial dispute” in his words. In this, DeSantis could not possibly be more flat-out wrong.
TRAD-WIFE TREND MAKING FEMINISTS FURIOUS
It started with young women half-joking about being angry with the feminist movement for “liberating” women so they now have to get up to go to work to pay their own bills.
Then a trend on TikTok began emerging that gained traction very quickly. It was women simply posting their daily lives as traditional housewives. They cooked, they cleaned, they looked nice for their breadwinning husband, and they took care of the children during the day.
It’s a trend being called “tradwife.” And, wow, is it making woke women just oh so mad…
WOKESTER APOCALYPSE AT SILICON VALLEY BANK
On the left, they're claiming President Trump triggered the meltdown of Silicon Valley Bank on Friday (3/10) through signing off on deregulation. On the right, they're saying it was wokester priorities that drove the bank bust.
First, here's their wokesterly profile: Their corporate governance charter was full-speed ESG; Their corporate code of conduct went big on diversity, inclusion, and equity; they had a woke boss for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, who was busy organizing a month-long Pride campaign and a "Lesbian Visibility Day."
Second is economist Steve Hanke assessment: “SVB was a poorly run bank, a disaster waiting to happen. Any regulator worth his salt should have seen this coming long ago.”
Once again, the Dems’ one-size-fits-all excuse for anything they screw up – that it’s Trump’s fault – doesn’t wash.
THE BEST SOLUTION TO BIDEN’S GUT-BUSTING BUDGET
Crazy Joe Biden released a new budget recently, and it’s absolutely gut-busting. With the topline total hitting an eye-watering $6.9 trillion, it would be the most expensive budget in American history, and it’s not even close. It’s so bad that it makes Barack Obama look conservative.
Luckily, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), who is famous for his dry sense of humor, has the perfect solution for what to do with it.
“Sen. John Kennedy: ‘The only way I know how to improve the President’s budget is with a shredder.’
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) March 12, 2023”Hammer, meet nail. Biden’s budget would be an abject disaster, both from the standpoint of fiscal sanity and from a policy perspective as well.
KEEPING YOUR SANITY WITH THE VIRTUE OF HAPPINESS
Happiness is not a smiley face, and a happy life is not a perfect Facebook profile of blissful moments and beaming selfies building on a continual upward trajectory.
We are biological, not mechanical; our minds are not computers - though some functions of our brains are similar. Our lives are full of rhythms, cycles of expansion and contraction, ebb and flow.
So a human life that is happy is not a trivial matter of being lucky, of getting what we want; of pleasant pastimes or the absence of responsibilities or pain. A human life that is happy is an accomplishment; a triumphant, sometimes even a heroic creation.
Some of the most deeply and genuinely happy people I’ve known have overcome tremendous physical or psychological hardships to get there. As with any big, long term project, it takes work; it’s complicated and time consuming - more like a great symphony of harmony and counterpoint than a simple catchy jingle. To create a life that is truly happy over time takes discipline, passion, and courage.
A happy moment can be a matter of luck; a happy life requires virtue.
SKYE’S LINKS 03/09/23
It's All Fake
The Crisis of Inauthenticity____________________________________________________________________________
Here is a thought exercise:
How fake and inauthentic must information be to be manufactured and inauthentic?]
Everything is fake, from musical performances to Congressional committees and elections to national policies and the science of war.
The English language is poorly equipped to differentiate the degree and direction of inauthenticity, and this is a growing problem.
Tucker Carlson is unleashing the J6 videos on Fox, and the ratings are more significant than for all other television in the same timeslot combined. We are talking about landing on the moon levels of viewership, and the left is in a total freak out.
No doubt, something big will be done to bump the narrative. But now, it's pretty clear that government is as fake as the news.
It is ever more crucial to discern the difference between the real and the fake, to have the courage to state it, and the culture not to tolerate punishment for that courage.
This, my friends, is why you are a TTP member. Come over to Skye's Links and talk about the inauthenticity problem.
THE VIDEOS SHOWING THE TRUTH ABOUT JAN 6 HAVE THE DEMS IN PANIC
Now, the Justice Department also kept a lid on that video footage and in fact, in some cases, DOJ did not share it with criminal defendants who had been charged on January 6 in violation of their constitutional rights.
We felt it was a public service to bring what we could to you. There was no justification for keeping the secret any longer and a powerful argument to be made that sunlight is always and everywhere the best disinfectant and in fact, because it was video evidence, it is to some extent self-explanatory.
Democrats like Chuck Schumer reacted with hysteria, overstatement, crazed hyperbole, red-in-the-face anger. What is that? Well, it's not outrage, of course. It's fear. It's panic. Here’s why – and why the McConnell-Romney GOP is in panic as well.
DOES THE GREATER IDAHO MOVEMENT PRESAGE A NATIONAL DIVORCE FROM THE POLITICAL LEFT?
They said it was an absurd waste of time, but now, the progressive coastal regions of Oregon and Democrats in Idaho are getting a little worried about the “Greater Idaho Movement,” with at least 11 eastern Oregon counties officially voting to leave the state and join their more conservative neighbors in Idaho.
Democrats were saying that the move was impossible, but with momentum growing they are now suggesting that the break-up is “bad for the country.”
Yet it makes perfect sense for red counties to want to break away from blue states after the kinds of chaos leftists have created within our nation in the past few years alone. When Dems say this would be “bad for the country” what they really mean is that it will be bad for them.
If people have the ability to choose and take their county and their land with them, why would they stay under the governance of a leftist dominated place?
MCCARTHY AND CARLSON JUST BLEW UP THE JAN 6 INSURRECTION MYTH
When it comes to January 6, 2021, a day cynically cast by Democrats as equivalent to 9/11, Pearl Harbor, and the depths of the Civil War to smear and target the "deplorable" half of the country, Democrats demand that you believe them, and not your lying eyes.
The reality is that they can't handle your handling of the truth.
That's the dirty secret behind their outrage over House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) decision to fulfill a commitment to release the 44,000 hours of January 6 footage the U.S. Capitol Police had been sitting on—outrage further stoked because the process will begin with reporting on the tapes by the Ruling Class's preeminent bête noire, Tucker Carlson.
LIFE AMONG THE RUINS
American society is facing three existential crises not unlike those that overcame the late Roman, and a millennium later, terminal Byzantine, empires.
Premodern BarbarismWe are suffering an epidemic of premodern barbarism. The signs unfortunately appear everywhere. Over half a million homeless people crowd our big-city downtowns.
Most know the result of such Medieval street living is unhealthy, violent, and lethal for all concerned. Yet no one knows—or even seems to worry about—how to stop it.
So public defecation, urination, fornication, and injection continue unabated. Progressive urban pedestrians pass by holding their noses, averting their gazes, and accelerating the pace of their walking. The greenest generation in history allows its sidewalks to become pre-civilizational sewers.
KEEPING YOUR SANITY BY UNDERSTANDING THE FUNCTION OF EMOTIONAL MEMORY
We can spend a lot of time thinking about what was missing when we were little, or what we wished would have happened; our many desires unfulfilled, things we left unsaid, support we longed for that wasn’t available or wasn’t strong enough.
I’ve known people who spend a good percentage of their lives absorbed in such memories. Their self-concept, their sense of “who I am,” becomes wrapped around “how it was,” until the two are nearly indistinguishable. This is not a good way to live.
The way through is to change the ongoing hurtful patterns that were established in the past, and that we are continuing to some degree in the present. Let’s talk about how to do this.
HALF-FULL REPORT 03/03/23
Things That Fail
"In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life and lost everything: security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society, but for society to give to them when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again."
--Edward Gibbons, on the fate of Ancient Greece.
Things fail, and sometimes things fail bigly. Back in the days of Athens, civic virtue fell, and this is undoubtedly happening today.
This week's HFR looks at the failure of the things the left counts on to gain ultimate control. Take A.I., for instance; central planners hope that the computer algos will lead to total control of the world's emotions and thoughts.
Sure, A.I. can do many cool things, but it can't identify fitness for purpose. It produces answers to questions and artwork without the underlying meaning. Given the enormity of available data, it is surprising how clunkish and unnatural it becomes when asked to innovate. It cannot.
The power grid is in serious trouble as EGS, and federal mandates will begin to remove much of the base generating capacity within the next few years. In the end, people will not stand for it. But until then, you might think about a backup power source. Regulations are cutting deeply into the small generator supply, and shortages have emerged. They will get worse, with some jurisdictions requiring licenses and fees on generators. Be proactive.
Wokism is fumbling as Scott Adams, the cartoonist behind Dilbert was banned almost everywhere. It's not what he said that caused the ban; he occupied a box to be checked before the 2024 election.
His response? Rather than grovel and promise to support Biden in 2024, he gave it up. He went off to Galt's Gulch. We will see more of this as people expect it to be canceled. Cancellation is now being factored into career planning.
Institutions failed the world badly, as shown during Covid. The Duning-Kruger Effect is essentially to blame. Moderately qualified people tend to have much more confidence in themselves and their roles than highly talented people. We learn through Congressional testimony that government policy was distilled down to whatever conservatives proposed, but the government did the opposite.
So poorly prepared were the leaders at the CDC and other institutions that these leaders could not envision that actual scientists stood for fundamental research. Somehow, no quality score was placed on research, so the work of the political hack was valued more than the deep research of actual scientists.
We live in a technological world, and this is no way to manage technical problems.
Finally, there is light emerging from the void. The voters fired Lori Lightfoot. Even Chicago natives are getting tired of violent crime. Lori's failure probably ruined the chances for the next unqualified black lesbian in Chicago.
Bye Bye, Lori; it's time to roll up our sleeves and save the country. It will help if you stay out of the way.
SKYE’S LINKS 03/02/23
Well, that didn’t take long. Yesterday (3/01) in TTP, your read Betsy McCaughey’s Biden’s ‘America Last’ Health Treaty. And voilá, there it suddenly is in the New York Post this morning (3/02), retitled Biden’s WHO Pandemic Treaty Would Kill Americans In The Name Of ‘Equity’.
Enter “global health equity” in duckduckgo, and you’ll see dozens of entries advocating it without any criticism of it whatever, led by WHO and the CDC. It is the latest example of how pathologically blatant Woke Fascism has become.
This is likely to be very important! It looks like Elon Musk is going to create a non-woke AI company:
Elon Musk Allegedly Forming New AI Venture To Take On 'Woke' ChatGPT
There’s so much more and so much more fun. Jump right on in – let’s go!
LORI THE LOSER
You can see why Lori Lightfoot is nicknamed “Mayor Beetlejuice.” The resemblance is striking.
On Tuesday, the Chicago Mayor lost her reelection, and not by a little. Lightfoot limped into third with 17 percent of the vote.
Naturally, like any good radical leftist, Lightfoot took no personal responsibility for her loss, choosing to blame it instead on others. In this case, the entire city of Chicago is guilty of being sexist and racist as reported by the New York Post:
“I’m a black woman in America. Of course,” she replied when asked by a reporter if she had been treated unfairly.
“I am a black woman — let’s not forget,” Lightfoot, 60, told the New Yorker in a piece that ran Saturday. “Certain folks, frankly, don’t support us in leadership roles.”
Apparently, the city that elected her to the mayorship in the first place suddenly became racist and sexist during her time as that city’s mayor.
BIDEN’S ‘AMERICA LAST’ HEALTH TREATY
Joe Biden's diplomats are negotiating a treaty with the World Health Organization to promote so-called “global health equity”.
The premise is that in a pandemic or other worldwide disease emergency, Americans should not get better or faster health care than inhabitants of third-world countries. If Biden rams this through, Americans will suffer and die needlessly.
Under the draft treaty, presented in Geneva on Feb. 1, the U.S. will be obligated to hand over a whopping 20% of its medical supplies, including diagnostic tests, antiviral medications and vaccines, to WHO for global distribution. Article 10 of the treaty specifies this will be done in "real-time," not after American needs are met.
Read on… it gets treasonously worse.
THE CHICKENS OF WOKENESS COME HOME TO ROOST
The chickens of wokeness are coming home to roost on the heads of the business leaders who have done so much to unleash this plague upon us.
Perhaps most trenchantly, Bloomberg of all places recently reported that many ESG funds have been forced to close for poor performance and rapidly eroding investor interest.
Look at Starbucks and the NCAA. Both of these businesses have eaten the whole woke sandwich, now suffering serious nausea.
Consider how much Warner Bros. Discovery is paying for its and DC Comics’ embrace of woke: see the Daily Mail’s delightful story, Holy Wokery, Batgirl! Wokegirl is so ghastly that, despite having spent at least $90 million on it already, Warner’s new boss David Zaslav is sending it to a cave in the desert southwest somewhere to lie forever unseen.
THE COMPLETE SOVIETIZATION OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY
With the wholly illegal and unconstitutional FBI raid on President Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago on yesterday (8/08), in search of documents they have long had access to, there can no longer be any doubt about the full communization of the American left.
The thorough weaponization and politicization of each of our law enforcement institutions is now undeniable; the Dems have crossed Caesar’s Rubicon.
The Democrats are so determined to destroy Trump, they are willing to reveal their true colors: They are all Stalinist communists now. The good news is that Trump scares them so much they’ve overreached, making Trump stronger and more unbeatable than ever.
CRIMINALIZING OPPOSITION TO THE REGIME IS HOW THE REPUBLIC ENDS
“Spygate” was the FBI creation of the Russian Collusion Hoax to sabotage the Trump presidency. Now Spygate is setting up field offices in swing states.
It’s not just the de facto head of the opposition party whom powerful government agencies are putting in their sights, it’s down-ballot party leaders.
In Michigan, the FBI openly meddled in the upcoming election by affecting the selection of candidates, arresting and charging the formerly leading Republican candidate for governor for misdemeanors. The FBI raided Ryan Kelley’s home while polls showed him leading the primaries. In the primary election last week (8/02), he came in fourth.
This is domestic terrorism for the benefit of the Democrat Party all across the country. Trump is just their most visible target.
KEEPING YOUR SANITY WITH LOVE AND VISIBILITY
When we love someone, and they enter a room, that room gets a little brighter for us, like the lights have been turned up a notch. What brings that glow, that brightness from another fellow human being?
Love is too rich and complex to boil down to some single facet or data point; but one of the essential elements that goes into feeling love for one another, is the experience of being seen.
When we fall in love with someone, we aren’t just seeing who they are, we’re seeing the best of who they are; and to see and be seen in this way is one of the greatest, deepest joys of life. One of the central qualities of happy marriages is that both partners continue to see each other that way over time.
SKYE’S LINKS 08/04/22
Huge jackpot win in the 9th Circuit on social media being a public forum and that the First Amendment prohibits viewpoint discrimination by public officials on this media. This is a very big deal that has received practically no attention, and has immensely important consequences going forward. If appealed to SCOTUS, I'm confident that this 3-0 decision will be upheld:
9th Circuit: Political Officials' Blocking of Social Media Comments May Violate the First Amendment
Evidence of social media collaboration with the Federalies arrives:
CDC Gave Big Tech Platforms Guidance On COVID Censorship
The Rumble versus Google lawsuit moves forward to the discovery stage. Here is why this is likely to be a very big deal:
Court Rejects Google's Attempt To Dismiss Rumble's Antitrust Lawsuit, Ensuring Vast Discovery
You see the Good News pattern here?
BIDEN ADMINISTRATION DECLARES OPEN SEASON ON RELIGIOUS HOSPITALS THAT OBJECT TO GENDER TRANSITIONS
In 2016, the Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule that would have forced doctors across the country to assist in “transitioning patients” out of their biological sex, regardless of a provider’s medical opinion or conscience objections.
The rule left no room for religious physicians or institutions to breathe, instead menacing them with draconian fines, were they not to toe the controversial new line.
In stepped the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which secured a permanent injunction in federal court that stopped the rule from going into effect, on the grounds that it violated the Administrative Procedure Act, and likely violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Tomorrow (8/04), however, Becket will march back into the courtroom, having been dragged back in by the Biden administration and Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra.
OPEN LETTER TO PARENTS: IF YOU DON’T GET A GRIP ON YOUR KIDS’ SOCIAL MEDIA, TRANS ACTIVISTS WILL
An elementary school in Indiana must allow a 10-year-old boy who “identifies” as transgender to play on its all-girls softball team despite a new state law preventing males from competing on female sports teams, a federal judge ruled last week (7/26).
This is just the most recent example of how the trans movement is affecting our kids: an elementary school’s all-girls softball team. What is behind all these stories of young children gender bending? Social media and smartphones could have something to do with it.
Parents are the only ones who can protect kids from trans influencers and other harmful content online. You are the ones on the frontlines, and circumstances are increasingly demanding that you “go nuclear.” Here’s how.
RUSSIA’S GLOBAL DOWNSIZING
The tide of the Ukraine war has subtly shifted as the Russian offensive has exhausted itself and the Ukrainian pushback has started to gain momentum.
The battle for Donbas, which became the central theater of the war after the battle for Kyiv was lost by overstretched Russian forces in early April, is deadlocked, and the new focal point is now Kherson.
It would have been strategically reasonable to withdraw Russia’s exposed troops there and present the move as a measure of “goodwill,” but no. This stubbornness grants Ukraine an opportunity to score an important victory, which could destroy Russian discourse that the “special military operation” proceeds according to plan (Nezavisimaya gazeta, July 25).
It could unravel the entire Russian occupation of Ukraine.
DO CONSERVATIVES GET TO PLAY BY THE LEFT’S RULES AFTER NOVEMBER?
In the era of Peak Woke we are supposed to accept any radical departure from long-held custom and tradition as the new normal.
Perhaps. But if so, is the improved new code of behavior at least reciprocal? Will the radical Left really wish to live by its own novel normality when it loses power?
Have leftists ever read Thucydides on the stasis at Corcyra and his warning that zealots who destroy laws, customs, and traditions for short-term gain, soon rue the day they began making such changes when, in vain, they seek refuge in the very sanctuaries of behavior that they have destroyed?
What if, upon gaining sweeping power in the ’22 and ’24 elections, a Right-controlled Congress and White House behaved towards the Left as the Left does now regarding the Supreme Court, the Military, the FBI, and conservatives in general?
KEEPING YOUR SANITY BY UNDERSTANDING WHAT MONEY IS
Last Monday (7/25), Jack’s Glimpse, The Money That Made Us Human, fit so well with my Sanity column on The Virtue of Trade and Money that I’d like to expand on all that this week. Here we go.
One day in East Africa, deep in our primitive past, an exceptional innovator carved a palm-sized, pear-shaped, razor-sharp axe head out of stone. This must have revolutionized the ability for him and his band of hunter-gatherers to hunt, butcher food… and to wage war on their neighbors.
Yet for over a million and a half years, as far as we can tell from the archeological record, what archaeologists call Acheulean hand stone axes was the extent of human and pre-human innovation. That was it! Nothing new for a over 1,600,000 years.
Then, something revolutionary happened; something that changed the nature of humanity, and transformed our cultural growth as a species… the world’s first jewelry was invented.
ARMY UNSURE WHY THEIR NEW SLOGAN ‘AMERICA IS RACIST, YOU SHOULD DIE FOR IT’ ISN’T GETTING TRACTION
FORT FARRAKHAN, CA — A U.S. Army spokesperson admitted concern today after the recent drop in recruitment numbers, despite the unveiling of the new "America Is Racist, You Should Die For It" slogan.
Colonel Rip Skirtsteak said the Army will continue its push for diversity in hopes of drawing more new recruits. "It's just really hard to find recruits who hate this country as they should but are also willing to put their lives on the line to protect it," Skirtsteak said as he adjusted his rainbow flag lapel pin. "We may have to switch to Plan B, which is to offer free gender reassignment surgery for everyone who signs up."
The U.S. Army, once regarded as the premiere fighting force in the world except for the far superior US Marine Corps, has instead diverted its efforts to getting rid of people who love America while promoting more inclusivity.
"I really just wanted to join the military to serve my country, provide a bright future for my family, and stand up for what I believe is right," a young cadet said as he walked away from his local recruitment center after being asked by the recruitment officer if he regretted his white middle-class upbringing.
At press time, the Army was in deep discussions to create more publicity and attract potential recruits. "If our new rainbow camouflage uniforms don't get people in line to sign up, then maybe our planned ‘Drag Queen Boot Camp' will do the trick," Colonel Skirtsteak said as he closed his press conference and strutted in his red high heels back to his office.
--Reported by The Babylon Bee
SKYE’S LINKS 07/28/22
This is a very interesting poll of young Republican primary voters at the Turning Point USA convention. If Trump runs. 78.7% would support him. If Trump does NOT run, 87% would support DeSantis! I think that this demonstrates that while a lot of Republican primary voters appreciate Trump's charisma, many of them are aware of Trump's shortcomings:
Donald Trump Is Undisputed Favorite in 2024 Republican Primary Field
Then again, do Trump’s shortcomings matter (aside from his often-terrible personnel choices)? Maybe they’re a feature not a bug. Here’s a must-read on the matter:
M.B. Mathews: I Was Wrong About Trump
Thinking of buying a new or used car or truck? Reading this could save you a lot of money:
A Flood Of Repossessed Vehicles Poised To Hit The Used-Car Market
THE CRIMINAL IMPORTATION OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CRIMINAL ILLEGALS INTO AMERICA
The New York Post on Monday (7/25) reported that “More than 500,000 known ‘gotaway’ illegals have crossed the border into the US but evaded capture since the start of FY 2022, according to a new report. ‘Gotaway’" is a commonly used term for illegal immigrants who have been spotted crossing the border by agents or on camera but were not caught or processed by officials.”
Biden offers the caught-processed one endless welfare goodies and no deportation – but Gotaways turn that down. Who would do that?
Obviously, it's people who might be deported because of criminal histories, or people who are actively engaged in committing criminal acts, such as the transport of illegal and lethal drugs from China such as fentanyl.
It's not just future Democrat voters coming to assimilate into the underclass. With "gotaway" figures like these, it's pretty clear that criminals are taking, for them, the Biden opportunity of a lifetime.
DEFUND THE FBI
Was anyone really surprised when Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced that “highly credible” whistleblowers had given him information about FBI efforts to make the Hunter Biden scandal go away?
Grassley wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland Monday (7/25):
“The information provided to my office involves concerns about the FBI’s receipt and use of derogatory information relating to Hunter Biden, and the FBI’s false portrayal of acquired evidence as disinformation. The volume and consistency of these allegations substantiate their credibility and necessitate this letter.”
This is more evidence that the FBI has become a cancer on the American body politic. The FBI must go.
DEMOCRATS ARE SERIOUSLY ILL AS BIDEN
33% of GOP/35% Indie voters: may have to take up arms against gov’tIt was a godsend moment for Democrats: Joe Biden announced he has cancer (7/20).
He’s not at risk of dying from cancer, because you generally can’t die from a disease you don’t have. But Biden’s shambling mind has reached the state where he can’t even keep track of which disease he’s pretending to have.
Biden may be the least popular president in history—but that’s good for Democrats. Just as it’s good that he thinks he has cancer (or asthma or whatever).
If the Democrats can force him not to run for a second term, they can make him the scapegoat for all the suffering wrought intentionally by the leftist agenda. It gives them a clean slate. As long as America is willing to buy it. Will they?
THE GLOBALIST EFFORT TO GET TRUMP IS BACKFIRING BIGLY
The Great Resetters who want an America of servile citizens willing to eat bugs, obey commands, accept fuel rationing, and own nothing have put the pedal to the metal in their nefarious plans to usher in worldwide communism for the masses and perpetual wealth, power, and privilege for the Schwab-Obama-Soros axis of evil.
What could have triggered the Marxists to metamorphose from methodical societal saboteurs into outright commie colonizers almost overnight? In a word — Trump.
How have the Great Reset's dung beetles reacted to Americans' first salvo against their global domination? Well, let's see.
KEEPING YOUR SANITY THROUGH THE VIRTUE OF TRADE AND MONEY
If you’re thinking of money as simply stacks of printed paper, or figures on a ledger, you’re missing the tremendous virtue that your creativity, productivity, and investments make possible.
Money is a measure of value, and it allows us to exchange differing assessments of value between one another. Value is simply a way of saying that something matters to us – that we value it. When I exchange something I have that you value for something you have that I value, we’ve each gotten more of what matters to us than we had before.
This is a supremely moral and ethical good, as Dierdre McCloskey has shown in her fantastic trilogy, Bourgeois Virtues, Bourgeois Dignity, and Bourgeois Equality. Understanding this really helps keeping your sanity in today’s woke world.
SKYE’S LINKS 07/21/22
Looks like General Milley committed high treason. TTPers are not surprised.
Grassley and Banks to Milley: ‘Honor Your Word’ and Stop Dodging Questions on Woodward Book Claims
Watch: As Mask Mandate Looms, LA Hospital Officials Mock COVID "Media Hype"
Jonathan Turley on the 'Crat's next plot against the Second Amendment:
Democrats' Second Amendment 'Syndrome' Plan: Plotting The Next Big Fight Over Gun Rights
ELECTION HEROES ARE STOPPING DEMOCRAT VOTE FRAUD RIGHT NOW
The soul of phantom voter fraud is the occasional, non-committed voter. They show up at the last minute, delivering winning margins.
Actually, nobody shows up. Nor does anyone return an absentee ballot.
That magic comes from a wonderful Democrat customer service innovation, the Phantom Voter Concierge, who casts the non-committed voters' votes for them.
Let's go there. Let’s find out how it works – and how Voter Integrity Teams are now applying advanced computer technology to put an end to it.
CHINA’S ECONOMY WORSENS AS XI’S RULE FALTERS
The relentless cascade of bad economic news in China has not only cast doubt on the governance ability of the Xi Jinping leadership.
It has also called into question the long-term viability of the Chinese economic model, which stresses maintaining party-state control of the market and limiting international access to sensitive sectors such as finance.
Given supreme leader Xi’s Maoist-style and statist approach to the economy as well as his insistence on a “zero-tolerance” pandemic policy, confidence in China’s future among its neighbors and trading partners is tipped to drop even further.
Looking forward, there seems to be no easy way out for Xi. Here’s why.
WHY VOTERS WILL DELIVER DEMS A BUTT-KICKING IN NOVEMBER
I’ve been saying this from the start — 2022 is ours to lose. In less than 2 years of Joe Biden’s presidency and the Democrat Party’s takeover in Washington, we have only:
Rip-roaring inflation, empty shelves, mothers who can’t find baby formula, a dangerous invasion at our Southern border, drugs and criminals marching in everyday, escalating spending and debt, a botched withdrawal from Afghanistan that cost 13 Americans their lives, radical indoctrination of our children in schools and rising crime.
Now we are 4 months away from the 2022 midterms, and Republicans have a message of hope for our country. We are on the right side of the issues, and we are pushing forward.
The American people are going to deliver a complete butt-kicking to the Democrats this November. The Red Wave will sweep the nation and here are just a few reasons why.
JILL BIDEN DISCOVERS HER KARMA RHYMES WITH RICH
Anyone who watched the unlikely Biden campaign unfold as it did knows that Jill Biden, not-a-medical doctor, is largely responsible for the disaster that is her husband's presidency.
She, more than anyone else, knew that Joe was suffering from advancing dementia, yet she signed on to the far left's plan to exile Trump no matter what the cost.
Whatever made her and the cabal that rigged the election six ways to Sunday think they could pull it off proves they are all power mad idiots. They apparently thought they could put old Joe out there as a front and implement their treasured Marxist green policies, force the middle and working classes to submit, and preserve their elite status and survive.
That is not going to happen.
KEEPING YOUR SANITY WITH TREASURES OF HUMAN CONNECTION
[Note by Jack Wheeler: In all the time Joel has been sharing his wisdom on TTP, this is truly exceptional. Please take it to heart, as it will do your heart and mind a world of good. It’s such a clear example of the value of his course, which I’m studying right now. I can’t recommend it more highly – especially with the bargain price he’s giving TTPers.]
One of my favorite researchers is Barbara Fredrickson, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. One of her books is Love 2.0, in which she looks at “love from the body’s perspective.” She has been studying how the experience of the emotion of love affects your physiology, including your physical health.
You know those small moments of connection? A smile. A hand squeeze. These micro-moments of connection change you for the better in an unbelievable way—not just emotionally, but physically. A single positive feeling between two bodies affects the vagus nerve, which slows your heart and regulates heartbeat. Micro-moments of love are healthy!
We even feel a kind of love in what Fredrickson calls “micro-moments of connection.” The nice conversation we have with the checkout person at the grocery store; the warm greeting of welcome by a new acquaintance at a meeting; even the moment of eye contact with a stranger who holds open a door.
It turns out that these micro moments of connection are actually filled with stuff that is good for us, emotionally, psychologically, and in terms of our overall health… like a good meal is filled with nutrients.