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February 10, 2022

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Jack Lillywhite

Primo!

Comanche Voter

I live in a Los Angeles suburb. Went to a favorite small local but upscale restaurant last night. Was met with a sign at the door saying that both masks and proof of vaccination was required to enter the restaurant. If you didn't have that, you could eat outside on tables on the sidewalk. The place has been open for a few years. But last night there were more staff--cooks, waiters, bartender, the owner, than diners inside. A bit more than two years ago the place was full every night--and there were a dozen seats along the bar--and they were always full.

There's a report that reservations for indoor dining in Los Angeles have dropped by more than 80% in the last two years.

Ol Governor French Laundry Newsom has dropped the statewide mask mandate in California--but local authorities can continue to impose their own restrictions. Los Angeles County's Public Health Officer has a PhD in Social Work--but like Doctor Jill, she's no medical doctor. But they both have a mania for control of the serfs.

Jack Lillywhite

CH, people with the Mussolini complex yearn for those moments you describe.

Jack Lillywhite

CV not CH.

Pinandpuller

If we can’t trust the false and/or misleading information from our own government, who’s can we trust?

Neo

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Lifting School Mask Mandate
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/02/10/massachusetts-gov-charlie-baker-lifting-school-mask-mandate/

These folks are really fearful of a trucker convoy coming their way

Neo

CNN: 56% of Americans say "NOTHING" when asked what President Biden has done that they approve of.

"Look at how bad these numbers are."

https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1491823373340618757

MissMarple2


Tom Cotton
@SenTomCotton

I encourage all Americans to leave Ukraine at once.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Michael Smith
15m ·
If there ever comes a time when we are able to reduce the sum total of all the fears and phobias of the Western left to one thing, it might just be eleutherophobia.
Eleutherophobia is the fear of freedom.
That is a condition that has been in the forefront for over two years now as the pandemic waxed and waned – and now has reached a political conclusion.
Back in February of 2016, I wrote about it in the context of the looming election and the scaremongering about then Candidate Trump. What follows is the repeat of that post:
“And the children of Israel said to them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for you have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
~ Exodous 16:3
As there always seems to be, there is a Biblical precedent for what people face in contemporary times, that, rather than revealing a “higher truth”, actually reveals THE truth (over the span of my life, I have come to reject the progressive concept that there is a “higher truth” because simple truth is the most powerful force on this planet).
After Moses brought the Israelites out of Egypt, they didn’t immediately go to the land of milk and honey promised them by God – far from it. The plight of the Israelites was to wander in the wilderness for 40 years due to their disobedience and unbelief after God ended their captivity in Egypt. They were to take possession of the land God had promised their forefathers, a land “flowing with milk and honey” (Exodus 3:8). Yet after reaching the borders of the Promised Land they became convinced they could not oust the current inhabitants of the land, even though God told them they could. Their lack of belief in God’s word and promises brought forth the wrath of God.
The Israelites completely gave up on God, building and worshiping idols representing false gods even though it was not God who failed them, it was they who failed themselves. For this blasphemy, God cursed them with forty years of wilderness wandering until the unbelieving generation died off, and like Moses himself, that generation never set foot in the Promised Land.
I believe in the existence of God – but even if you don’t and you see the Bible as retelling of fables, it is difficult not to see the parallels between the human condition in Biblical times and today.
Because I see things in a certain context based on my faith, I believe the Hand of God was moving in that unique group of men who conceived, bled and died to create the promise of an America. They enshrined that promise in two seminal documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. To me, these documents are the description of a modern era promised land, a land of milk and honey for those who believed and are willing to face the challenges and hardships of freedom – but also willing to accept the blessings that come from it.
As Exodous 16:3 reveals, when the going got tough, the tough wanted to get going – back to the captivity and slavery of Egypt.
They preferred hardships and hopelessness of slavery over liberation because slavery offered three hots and a cot and freedom to make their way was just too darn hard. Collectively, they were like a prisoner who has been in a cell for most of his life and when released, commits a crime so he can go back to the things and places he knows best, a place devoid of freedom but provides him safety, security and sustenance. There is actually a word for this, it is called eleutherophobia, a fear of freedom. Symptoms include suspicion of others, a sense of servitude, nausea at the thought of freedom, social anxiety, tremors, difficulty of breathing and weeping.
There can be no doubt that America has significantly (and perhaps irreparably) deviated from our founding ideals, commonly known as First Principles. As a result, like the Israelites, we seem condemned to wander the wilderness, constantly suffering starvation of spirit, emptiness, and hunger of the soul and in constant fear of attack by any number of a variety of beasties. The elections of 2008, 2012 and the campaign so far to date [this was written in 2016 - but this also applies to 2020, the 2022 midterms and 2024] seem to indicate there is a majority of this county who will vote to go back to the fleshpots of Egypt even though it means a life of slavery and servitude. They want either an overweening, controlling government or a strongman devoid of principle who simply promises to smite our enemies no matter what the Constitution says.
If you see the parallel I am describing, you will know that the Israelites were only allowed to enter the Promised Land AFTER they destroyed their graven idols and turned their faces back to God. It is my belief that America will only return to its rightful position as a promised land when we burn the idols of diversity, collectivism and “social justice”, oust the Pharisees from our government and turn our faces to God and the Constitution.
Only then will we begin to cure our eleutherophobia.

matt - deplore me if you must

So Don Lemon goes to trial this week on his own sexual impropriety charges. Has ever a network more been a den of iniquity than CNN?

Did Uncle Walter chase the secretaries? Was Eric Sevareid a masher? Did Peter Jennings have a lock on his door?

Looking back at Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose et al gives us a foretaste of the debauchery at CNN. And these are the keepers of public morals?

Melinda

Kathleen McKinley
@KatMcKinley
As a commenter posted, this is Lincoln Project's @stuartpstevens . I should have known. Ignorance on display.

Kathleen McKinley @KatMcKinley
Former senior aid to ⁦@MittRomney⁩ says referring to Biden, “He’s a guy who has supported conservatives, he was for [Supreme Court Justice] Clarence Thomas.” Whaaa???!!!! Biden couldn’t stand Thomas. Good grief. thehill.com/homenews/admin…

https://twitter.com/KatMcKinley/status/1491886180044005382

Just spectacular in its fail.

jimmyk

Did Peter Jennings have a lock on his door?

Jennings committed the greater crime of dating Hanan Ashrawi. Whether that caused or reflected his sympathy for anti-Israel terrorists is anyone's guess.

henry

Geraghty just misses his cool crisp cruise ship cash. Which he wont see any more of while cruise ships are rightly seen as ocean going Petri dishes. NR wanted Biden, own up to the dystopia you pimped for.

Narciso

same with resist we much, not happy with what he wrought with fat alvin, brother from another mother

stevens may be the other village idiot from ole miss (first being shemp)

what kemp and desantis figured out about 10 months ago is now news,

Narciso

he was the real austin powers/ron burgundy (I know he was canadian but still,

and kevin mccarthy has the pitch perfect of cafe milano (since duke zeibert closed) beltway myopia, just as the capitol police killed another unarmed protester,

MissMarple2

Biden was head of Judiciary during Thomas’s hearings for the Supreme Court. He was obnoxious and treated Thomas terribly.

I have loathed Biden ever since.

Narciso

meanwhile hollywood liberal are pushing to retain the likes of jackalope warnock, they haven't broken things in this country, maybe the war for hunters nose (thats an evocative description of this future adventure in conan land,) is something we can look forward to, a shooting war in central europe

Narciso

broken things enough, you know these ghouls like deathstalker, gruesome, der wolff, who killed tens of thousands on purpose, and yet have not been held accountable, is a macabre affair,

MissMarple2

https://thenationalpulse.com/2022/02/10/biden-nuclear-official-is-kink-lecturing-beastiality-rolepayer/

Well, this guy sure makes me feel secure.

🙄

Melinda

Mazie? Tulsi? Who?

Former Government Contractor Executives Indicted for Unlawful Campaign Contributions
Three Hawaii-based executives of a government contractor were indicted today in the District of Columbia for allegedly making unlawful campaign contributions to a candidate for Congress and a political action committee.

According to the indictment, Martin Kao, 48, Clifford Chen, 48, and Lawrence “Kahele” Lum Kee, 52, all of Honolulu, were employed by a defense contractor prohibited from making contributions in federal elections. The defendants allegedly created a shell company and then used that shell company to make an illegal contribution to a political action committee supporting the election of a candidate for the U.S. Senate using government contractor funds. The defendants also allegedly used family members as conduits to make illegal contributions to the campaign committee of the same candidate, and then reimbursed themselves for those donations using funds obtained from their employer.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-government-contractor-executives-indicted-unlawful-campaign-contributions

Narciso

volodya is just quaking at the thought, miss marple sigh, is ron klain doing shots while throwing darts, for these choices,

Narciso

supposedly putin has moved his yacht, from the anchorage in hamburg, it's blohm and voss designed, a very venerable firm, that competed with vickers for arms contracts in the pre world war one era,

MissMarple2

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2022/02/10/damning-new-army-report-details-biden-failures-in-afghanistan-n2603118

Melinda

The Washington Times
@WashTimes
Audit: IRS lost more than $400 million because of broken mail machines washingtontimes.com/news/2022/feb/…

https://twitter.com/WashTimes/status/1491911519411527681

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/feb/10/irs-lost-more-400-million-because-broken-mail-mach/

Narciso

so what are they spending the money that should go to that, only fan memberships?

MissMarple2

https://www.theepochtimes.com/ccp-is-terminally-ill-author-says-chinas-domestic-troubles-could-trigger-leadership-coup_4266908.html

Maybe. I hope they kept records of payoffs to Biden.

Melinda

Second GOP congressman battles ballot eligibility challenge over Jan. 6


https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/feb/10/second-republican-battles-ballot-challenge-jan-6/

Narciso

why are the honey trapped like swalwell, bigamist terror facilitators like ilhan nur, and other slithy toves, worthy of eligibility,

MissMarple2

Jim Banks of Indiana. GOP from Indiana 3rd.

Melinda

Truckistan Amb. Poso 🏁
@JackPosobiec
BREAKING: Ontario government freezes Freedom Convoy funds from GiveSendGo thepostmillennial.com/breaking-ford-…

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1491914773491073043

https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-ford-govt-freezes-freedom-convoy-funds

Narciso

they are doing a great sheriff of nottingham pose aren't they,

Narciso

but the sheriff didn't fund an army of jackals,

Narciso

maybe I read the story wrong,

MissMarple2

What party runs Ontario?

Narciso

a supposed conservative doug ford, the brother of that ford,

Narciso

the coked up brother had better judgment,

matt - deplore me if you must

When Justin runs out of Grey Poupon he'll throw in his hand. The man is a weak, malleable puppet in a government of weak malleable puppets.

When their owners feel the pain they will tell Trudeau to make concessions, one of which should be getting on his knees begging forgiveness for calling decent citizens Nazis.

The way things are going thousands of Canadians will be flooding Ottawa with food, cash and diesel.

The jig is up for the statists. But don't worry, Kamala has Ukraine well in hand.

What a pathetic joke.

Narciso

oh that's the card,


https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/02/no-knock-warrant-controversy-continues-as-amir-lockes-juvenile-cousin-arrested-on-homicide-charges/

Pinandpuller

“Hyperborean” just means “under the bear”, as in the constellation; or as I like to say “post WWII Europe.”

Nowadays we can call the World “Hypercronean”, if you see what I’m saying.

Cronus being Saturn, if that helps any.

Narciso

Cronus being he one that swallowed his children, I remember that from percy jackson,

Pinandpuller

Americans complaining about dual citizens and economic opportunists competing for China in the Olympics is rich.

Narciso


fwiw

https://gab.com/JoeyCamp2020/posts/107776098776552183

MissMarple2

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheCriticalDri2/status/1491838207520120842

Thread by Critical Drinker. Sneak peak how Amazon has wasted $1 billion on a Lord of the Rings series. Hint: Neil Patrick Harris is an elf.

Narciso

how do you spend a billion dollars on a series, there's no way you can make that back,

MissMarple2

Didn’t Amazon’s stock go down quite a bit?

Also, is this over-spending on a series another way of money laundering?

Narciso

I saw 600 million on another podcast but that's still insane, it's like they saw cowboy bebop and said hold my beer,

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2022/02/10/biden-says-democratic-governors-scrapping-covid-mask-rules-are-probably-premature/

More confusion.

Narciso

if they wanted representation, they could bring marlon james, which is a jamaican representation of this type of material, they are just burning money in yuge pits,

Narciso

shut up shambling, go chase your cat's tale or something,

Narciso

yes why not,

https://dossier.substack.com/p/what-will-the-next-crisis-look-like

Melinda

Heeeyyyy, those Hawaiian government contractors laundering donations to a Senator?

It was to Collins, not Mazie or Tulsi.

https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.229739/gov.uscourts.dcd.229739.1.0.pdf


Melinda

Oh, and now this? If it weren't Wyden and the ACLU, I'd be prone to believe it, but no doubt we'll learn that Schiff will have proof that DJT gave the orders.

Glenn Greenwald
@ggreenwald
The CIA is a criminal organization. Their interference in US politics is particularly pernicious.

Maybe news outlets should stop hiring all of the people who run this agency to help "analyze" and report the news? Maybe journalists should be skeptical of their planted stories?

ACLU @ACLU
BREAKING: Newly declassified documents reveal that the CIA has been secretly conducting massive surveillance programs that capture Americans’ private information.

This surveillance is done without any court approval, and with few, if any, safeguards imposed by Congress to protect our civil liberties.
wyden.senate.gov/news/press-rel…


These reports raise serious questions about what information of ours the CIA is vacuuming up in bulk and how the agency exploits that information to spy on Americans.

This invasion of our privacy must stop.

https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1491937850887180288

https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-and-heinrich-newly-declassified-documents-reveal-previously-secret-cia-bulk-collection-problems-with-cia-handling-of-americans-information

MissMarple2

https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/open-letter-to-the-canadian-truckers

This is well worth reading.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/national-group-millions-senate-moderate

Moderate candidates (ha) bacjed by Big Tech.

MissMarple2

https://mobile.twitter.com/ClayTravis/status/1491939938316611586

Worst poll for a president I have ever seen, too.

And it is from CNN!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

From Mel's Nikkei Asia link this morning;

--"The government will save us, in any case" -- that kind of misplaced confidence by businesses and individuals in a government bailout has reached a dangerous level. The same is true of foreign investors, who snapped up Evergrande's corporate bonds despite the company's low credit rating. In other words, China's real estate bubble is essentially a massive game of Old Maid. When it bursts, the global pain will be immeasurable.--

The overwhelming threat to Xi and the CCP is not the last sentence, it's the first.
When the inevitable crash comes it will be the CCP's inability to mitigate the pain [that the average dope of a citizen believes it has] that will cause the crisis in confidence no despotism can survive. Well it might survive it for a time by switching to liquidating citizens rather than surplus apartment buildings, but the end will be nigh for Mao's killing machine, IMO.

jim nj

“Performed delicacy.”

https://glennloury.substack.com/p/policing-joe-rogan

Policing Joe Rogan
with John McWhorter

"All it is is throwing a tantrum. “I'm weak! I'm black! You said the n-word! Oh my God, oh my God!” It's pathetic.

It is. It's performed delicacy. And there's been such an uptick in that on that word over the past about 15 years. And I just don't get how anybody can say they're a strong person and engage in that performance of allowing white people that power. People are going to keep on uttering it for various reasons. And we've got this popular music that's full of it. And you decide that any time you hear this word said by anybody but a black man from the street, you're going to go crawling into a corner. It's a performance. It's not real. Nobody cognitively whole truly feels that way. It's something that black people teach each other. And it really needs to stop. We have other things to do."

henry

TGIF. Rainy morning, back to deep freeze tomorrow.

Narciso


fat doug seems to be caving,

https://twitter.com/ezralevant/status/1491996221325688835?cxt=HHwWhoC-pZGq0bQpAAAA

Narciso

as if we've forgotten,


https://twitter.com/emeriticus/status/1491973983352274946?cxt=HHwWhICyvdubx7QpAAAA

Narciso

not for turning,


https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2022/02/11/givesendgo-defies-fascist-canadian-govt-order-to-freeze-freedom-convoy-trucker-funds/

Narciso

where we are,


https://www.discoursemagazine.com/politics/2022/02/07/joe-bidens-descent-into-the-maelstrom/

Narciso

moderates, just more enablers of the prog agenda, the fact they didn't go hold hog but they proferred the worst like austin, mayorkas, and garland,

MissMarple2

Jason Turner on Bannon says Fed is still buying securities, which he thinks is nuts.

MissMarple2

His name isn’t Turner.

It’s Jason Desena Trennert.

henry

So discourse is another bin of nevertrump blame shucking for Biden failure? Meh.

MissMarple2

Bannon: now we have the fake bipartisanship with Leahy and Shelby to save the 1% while sticking it to the average guy. It’s all crap.

Narciso

its like colossus the forbin project it's on automatic, what securities are they selling I wonder,

Narciso

they both hung at rauls pad, the kodos and kang party ladies and gents,

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/jill-biden-helped-clog-up-the-afghanistan-evacuation-effort-navy-admiral-claims

How did SHE get involved? Good grief!

Narciso

maybe she thinks she speaks pashto, where is peter galbraith, he used to be the sherpa in such things,

matt - deplore me if you must

We'e from the CIA. We're here to listen.

Narciso

I thought that was puzzle palace, they have worked together in the past, minaret shamrock, et al,

MissMarple2

https://babylonbee.com/news/jrr-tolkien-appears-with-army-of-the-dead-to-attack-anyone-who-tries-to-make-lord-of-the-rings-woke

Ha!

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/media/fox-news-channel-original-jim-angle

Former Fox correspondent and anchor Jim Angle has passed away, age 75. No cause of death released.

Neo

"The Sciency Democrats (tm)"

MissMarple2

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-11/markets-bet-against-central-bank-guidance-as-inflation-spikes

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/biden-administration-installs-dog-role-playing-fetish-advocate-to-nuclear-post

Just in case you guys thought I was making this up yesterday.

matt - deplore me if you must

Maybe the new nuclear waste disposal expert can take. couple of spent fuel rods and shove them up his.....He'd probably dig it.

Now that Searchlight Harry's gone by a tragic treadmill accident an we get back to opening up Yucca Flats?

MissMarple2

Just finished a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies. I just now found the broom after looking all over the house; it was out in the garage where it had been parked after using it to scrape snow off the cars. Jeesh!

Narciso


you want zombies, because thats how you get zombies


https://theupheaval.substack.com/p/no-the-revolution-isnt-over

henry

Funny, when I say “I just finished a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies” it means I ate them… I assume Miss M baked them.

clarice

If this doesn't take the cake!!!https://www.nysun.com/editorials/bidens-bid-to-pay-the-taliban-by-raiding-funds/92053/
wants to take billions from the money set aside by courts for the 9/11 families and give it to the Taliban

Marlene

Good afternoon! Yay! I'm able to sign in again after being blocked. MM, yummy! My favorite is oatmeal raisin. The Amish market here makes home baked goods and the cookies are awesome. I used to bake all the time when the daughter was growing up. My raspberry crisp and carrot cake were favorites when the daughter was a little girl.

Davod

News man confronted by protestor

https://twitter.com/i/status/1491939045689249795

Narciso


oh really:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2022/02/11/pfizer-vaccine-kids-under-5-fda-authorization-paused-data/6753568001/

Narciso

shirley


https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-waukesha-massacre-suspect-darrell-brooks-pleads-not-guilty-to-all-charges?utm_campaign=64483

Davod

MM2. Your 10:53. I think the article is one of those designed to have two meanings. While it may appear to be a negative article, it's hidden meaning is that Biden and Co. were trying to help.

Narciso

yet everything they do turns out disastrously wrong,

Narciso

well that went badly


https://dailycaller.com/2022/02/11/michelle-wu-boston-mayor-roasted-awkward-livestream/

Davod

Melinda. Re. your 'CIA checking on Americans' post.

Just after 9/11, the CIA director said to Congress that they did not have enough covert officers.

Bush and Congress funded an increase for thousands of new covert Officers.

Former CIA Officer Ishmael Jones (pseudonym) wrote in The Human Factor, that most of the new hires, after training, were warehoused in buildings in the USA, because they had nowhere overseas to send them.

Most of the domestic surveillance would be electronic (NSA), but I can understand how many of the new hires could have been redirected to domestic work. After all, the CIA and FBI were supposed to work more closely.

Davod

PS. At least one former CIA employee is a member of Congress. I wonder if she was involved in domestic intelligence work

Narciso

yes abigail spanberger, she was on the verge of losing until a thumb drive appeared with the requisite votes back in 2010

Narciso

sorry 2020, shambling man, couldn't remember her name today, also elissa slotnik

Narciso

mixed messages

https://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/02/10/the-ghost-of-erin-otoole/comment-page-2/#comment-1585156

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

This is brilliant:

Instead of conspiracy theories, we should call them "spoiler alerts."

Narciso

this was covered earlier

https://news.grabien.com/story-dr-malone-top-owner-spotify-also-top-owner-moderna

Len

"Spoiler alerts!" That's great, Stephanie😂

Narciso

hes out of bear claws


https://twitter.com/MaxAbrahms/status/1492272161326833676?cxt=HHwWmIC5wfrnzrUpAAAA

Narciso

special level of derp


https://twitter.com/shidelerk/status/1492144016179224578?s=21

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