Monday, November 9, 2020

Final Jeopardy

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If it were possible to hire a hit man to kidnap the year 2020, drag it out into a field, torture it, kill it, and leave it in a shallow grave, we would happily hand over the cash today. Unfortunately, only Father Time can put the scythe to 2020, and that bastard moves so slowly he might as well work at the post office.

The latest indignity is that Alex Trebek has died from pancreatic cancer, after surviving much longer than most people with the condition. And the cartoon above is in no way "joking" about Trebek's death, because we loved that guy and his show was one of our favorite (and few) escapes from the stresses of the world. No, in the cartoon the joke is on us, because we just want to enjoy a few nice things and have some small elements of our world remain "normal," but 2020 continues to treat us like the new guy in the prison shower.

Mind you, even before learning of Mr. Trebek's passing, we were in a dark and stormy mood. Joe Biden was declared winner of the presidential election by the media (and only the media), but we're not buying it. Now or ever.  First because there are ample reasons to believe that Trump can still win this, even though the media would have you believe otherwise.  The second reason we'll never accept Biden as president is that vote fraud certainly appears to have been the deciding factor in the race so far. Yes, proof is needed...though, knowing that, the Dems have already been shredding ballots and envelopes which would have been essential in an investigation. But even if we put all of that aside, the third reason that Biden will never be our personal president is that this election was fixed in a far broader and more evil way than simple vote fraud.

Specifically, a huge number of people went to the polls to vote against an orange-faced monster who was a racist, an anti-semite, a misogynist, a Russian spy, a child torturer, and - thanks to a virus sent our way by Joe Biden's Chinese pals - a mass murderer.  Trump had his significant faults, but that "monster" was a wholly fictitious media creation. We'd guess that the majority of people who thought they were voting against Trump were really voting against the Boogeyman, after having that message beaten into their heads for four years. While, for good measure, that same media buried reports of the very real gains Trump had made for Americans of every race, sexual orientation, ethnic background, or social class.  And you can't fix an election more than that; when an ideologically perverse media controls the information, Democracy becomes a joke.

And speaking of jokes, here's a couple of efforts we made in the immediate wake of the announcement that the Dems had faked enough votes to likely put Biden in office:

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And of course, Joe isn't the only Biden happy with how this seems to be turning out...

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Some other "Babylon Bee" type headlines we wrote (but which don't fit in our headline app):

• Disney Parks Happy That Newest Addition To "Hall of Presidents" Won't Even Need To Be Animated.

• Biden Funeral Scheduled For Same Week As Inauguration Since Everyone Will Be In Town Anyway.

There will be plenty of time in the coming weeks to opine on all of this and we'll definitely be doing that. But we do want to leave you with a last thought: we will never accept Joe Biden (and/or Kamala Harris) as president. And those people (including Gropin' Joe) who are telling us that this is a time for uniting and healing can kiss our ruby-red ass.

See, Dems, here's the deal: you can't call me a racist, a misogynist, a hatemonger, a fool, a Russian tool, and a fascist for four years and then suddenly expect me to kiss up to you just because your intolerant, anti-American boot is on my throat

But for once, maybe it's a good thing that those on the Left are totally ignorant about history. Because they apparently aren't aware of how that whole boot-to-throat thing tends to play out in the end.


igor said...

Forth box, Stilt. Forth box.

It's getting closer and closer.

igor said...

Uh, it's late at night... Fourth box.

Anonymous said...

I'll never accept a fraud and a cheater as my President no matter how much the media tries to candy coat him. Ditto for his cackling running mate.

Regnad Kcin said...

It's not over yet, not by a long shot. Mayor J. has a few aces up his sleeve. Watch this week as he files numerous suits against the perp states. I feel that this is headed for the SCOTUS and there will be a great cleansing of the corruptors from the Temple. Can't wait to see the thousands of exploding libturd heads when DJT gets re-instated for an encore in the WH. Need more Shiner and pretzels for the big reveal coming up....

Pete Horsman said...

Was it fake news I heard on the radio (TV without pictures, to many of your regulars). I heard that Wisconsin counted more votes than there are registered voters.

Bobo the Hobo said...

Sad news about Alex Trebek; he put up a valiant fight. While I was never crazy in love with the guy he had my respect which is why Biden Plans Lavish Inaugural Lockdown is the perfect palate cleanser.

Jim Irre said...

I'll just leave this right here.

Fish Out of Water said...

I am gobsmacked, have had the wind knocked out of me, dumbfounded,  did someone get the number of that truck?

What the hell happened?  

Okay this election may be a rerun of the stolen 1960 election, however I wonder has the election of Joe Biden shown what has become of us? Is our national psyche now such that we must be cocooned and bubble wrapped and that instead of rallying to  a strong, blunt leader, we prefer 'a gram is better than a damn'?  Would a blunt, plain spoken President such as Harry Truman be a viable candidate today?

President Trump has delivered.  Under his watch, none of our Ambassadors have been murdered and then shoulders shrugged with 'What difference does it make?!'.  There's been no moolah for the mullahs or guns handed over to drug warlords under 'Fast and Furious'. The IRS has not been unleashed on political opponents. No secret nauseam.

Unemployment is low,  the economy shook off the cobwebs and shackles from the  administration of the worst electoral mistake since the peanut farmer from Plains, Ga. My own retirement fund has doubled in value since 2016. Under President Trump,  the State of Israel now has diplomatic relations (recognition as a state) from three Arab countries.  President Trump opened up the first direct dialogue with North Korea, since its founding.  The flood of illegal immigration has stemmed and a wall built. Our domestic industries (and jobs)  are being protected, so what was there to be unhappy about? I believe the electorate has turned out a President who in the larger historical view, will be judged as one of our greater Presidents.

I believe much of the razor thin rejection of President Trump is a visceral, unthinking reaction by those still upset that 'she' didn't win but was supposed to, who wanted 'payback' , despite 'she' being  the most unfit, unqualified and unworthy POTUS candidate since Henry Wallace.  Much like the reason (as I see it)  why President Ford lost to the other lamentable post war electoral mistake.  The electorate didn't get their Nixon 'pound of fish (HT:  Archie Bunker) and President Ford paid the price for that.

Was part of the electorate unease due to orchestrated civil unrest and that Joe Biden rather than President Trump would be seen as the person to make it all 'go away'? 

Historically speaking, in 60 years from now, might historians call the era we find ourselves in as succession of illegitimate Presidents?  Starting with President Clinton, who held no legitimacy (Republican POV) as he assumed office due to Ross Perot's candidacy. Bush II likewise had no legitimacy (democrat POV) from the chad-disaster. I skip over the  election of the worst electoral mistake since the peanut farmer from Plains, Ga,  due to the feckless candidates the Republican establishment chose to run against him. And last, President Trump who (again democratic POV) is illegitimate as he lost the popular vote but won the electoral vote. 

I have not yet seen a county by county breakdown for this election. I strongly suspect that like 2016, one will again  see small pockets of blue surrounded by overwhelming swaths of red... and  yet. This has been and is a disturbing vector.  Our Constitution was created in part to protect the small from the tyranny of the large, and I see this function as increasingly failing. If unchecked, we will find ourselves under a one-party system of government. Not a healthy outlook for a republic ours is supposed to be.

With the glass half full, I earnestly hope Joe Biden will at least keep the faction of the democratic party, which has stirred up hate, hysteria, and a  strategy of 'No, no, no, no, no, no, no, !' over the past 4 years in check.

And I also hope, the former Governor and US UN representative Nikki Halley, will step up and run for and be elected to POTUS in 2024.

Drew458 said...

Fish, nice analysis RE: illegitimate presidents.

Go find an old time civics/government schoolbook that teaches the Constitution. Somewhere in there you will find a few paragraphs on what "natural born citizen" means. The real meaning - born in this country (and it's possessions, which include territories, embassies and military bases and ships) to citizen parents, both of whom were born in this country as well - has been watered down so much so that today most idiots see no difference between NBC and an anchor baby. So Obama was not a legitimate candidate because of his father (and probably being born in Kenya), and Harris is not even close to NBC because she's an anchor baby, itself a corrupt and illegitimate concept. Sadly, while the NBC thing was dragged out to try and stifle McCain, it was poo-pooed for Obama (you racist!!) and not even mentioned for Harris. Laws don't apply to some people, and this is what we get from that.

As for the popular vote thing, that same old textbook will explain that such a thing is meaningless.

I know you these things, but the general public is pretty dim, and brainwashed by the leftist media.

Velveeta Processed Cheese Food said...

@Fish: Achieving de facto permanent one-party rule has been the donkey's long game all along. Unregulated illegal immigration and a "path of to citizenship" for the illegals is a major component of that plan. Disarming the American public is another.

In my opinion, the donk's fury after 2016 was mostly due to their thinking they were THIS CLOSE to winning the game, not so much that Killary didn't get her righteous turn. Any other candidate would have ushered in the new age just as well.

One-party rule is always going to end badly, regardless of the party's founding principles. Without the check of a loyal opposition, there's nothing to stop them from going farther and farther. The results in the present case will be even scarier because the party in question is essentially an organized crime syndicate.

On another note, in the last two weeks the ChiComm Croup has finally reached my county in epidemic form. We put up with six months of hassle when it basically didn't exist here. Now that it's here, people seem to be way past giving a damn.

MSG Grumpy said...

NO ONE HAS BEEN DECLARED THE WINNER...By anyone that actually matters that is...The Official declaration can NOT happen before December (unless there are legal challenges, then it may take longer). The only people who have claimed that Harras/Biden has won is the thoroughly discredited fake news and fake polls. They have been spectacularly wrong for the last FIVE YEARS...Why would ANYONE believe them now? Please remember who was declared as victor in 2000 right after the election by these same fake news idiots...That would be Al Gore. 37 days later the Supreme Court settle the question and George W Bush was declared (Officially) the Winner. Read that again, Thirty Seven Days...We are on day FIVE...The fun is just getting started boys and girls, time to strap in and enjoy the ride!

Snark said...

The dhimmicrat/progreessive/leftist/communists have learned well how to use our liberties against us. The founders of our republic expected us to respect the Constitution since it was the first time a government had been designed to protect the citizens from governmental abuse. Now the progs wipe their ass with the Constitution and try to rub it in our faces. With liberty should come responsibility, but they ignore the responsibility to tempt us to cancel our own liberties in defense. The media calls a riot "peaceful protest". They slander the president incessantly and get away with it. The dhimmicrat politicians lie, steal, defame and murder and distract with bread and circuses. Unfortunately they have had two generations of control over the schools to indoctrinate our children with their distorted "history".

It is time to use their tactics against them. President Trump did that and it drove them crazier. I realize that most conservatives are too busy working to riot, plus it is anathema to our sensibilities. But sitting back and fuming is what they expect us to do while they busily destroy our country. The Chi-Coms already own Traitor Joe and McConnell; Pelousi and Scheemer will gleefully go along to further the destruction while posing as dictators.

Remember, anytime a dhimmicrat proposes ANY new program, department, agency or commission it is only to increase government power and control at the expense of the governed.

It took Chavez ten years to bankrupt Venezuela. He was a piker compared to the dhimmicrats in DC. Unless we can keep the Senate this country will become Venezuela Del Norte before 2024.

Anonymous said...

I would say buy guns and ammo except there are none available.

American Cowboy said...

"But we do want to leave you with a last thought: we will never accept Joe Biden (and/or Kamala Harris) as president. And those people (including Gropin' Joe) who are telling us that this is a time for uniting and healing can kiss our ruby-red ass."

/\ /\ /\ THIS, times at least one thousand! /\ /\ /\

I've said it before, and say it again. The entire anti-American, anti-Trump cabal can go straight to Hell, and I will say that to their faces every chance I get. I have four years of tolerating their crap and trying to maintain peace to make up for!

TrickyRicky said...

Great post today Stilton. I was always a big fan of Jeopardy, it seems like I was watching it as a child, can that even be possible?

As for the cluster this election has become, I am surprised how many Trump voters I know have already conceded the false outcome. Come on people, did you never take a civics class, can you not remember back to 2000 and that pregnant guy Chad? FFS, grow a spine.

I think this bit from your commentary today sums my thoughts up pretty well:

"See, Dems, here's the deal: you can't call me a racist, a misogynist, a hatemonger, a fool, a Russian tool, and a fascist for four years and then suddenly expect me to kiss up to you just because your intolerant, anti-American boot is on my throat."

REM1875 said...

Alex Trebek ??? OHH No !!! - Well I certainly hope he was insured !

REM1875 said...

Well according to the media there is no evidence and we are all loons who are dealing with conspiracy theories without a shred of evidence .......Just to give "president select joe" a hard time.....

Don't look to those without an alternative source of info to even have the slightest clue of why we are upset. ......

And when thing go south make sure ya got enough light post in you city for all the media .....and an abundance of rope ...........

OvergrownHobbit said...

An even more appropriate headline (one can hope) via Raconteur Report: Dewey Defeats Truman.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. It's not over, but how the media news has changed. Too soon to travel much; I'm thinking take care of my own business and get things done in isolation. The REAL news will be how this next couple of months works out. Feeling pretty good about Supreme Court; less good about rats destroying evidence and how much will entrenched R's still work. There's nothing I can do about any of that; but meanwhile the armory & deployment will be checked, maintained & practiced. No worries; it's deer season ya'know.

American Cowboy said...

@ Fish Out of Water said- I strongly suspect that like 2016, one will again see small pockets of blue surrounded by overwhelming swaths of red...

I did see that. In some cases it appeared that it was just two or three urban municipalities that over-ruled the entire rest of the state.
And the dump of thousands of Buy-dem ballots after hours did not help matters any.

The principle of winning strictly on the "popular" vote will not work, and the electoral vote seems to be increasingly nonviable.

Perhaps the U.S. should return to the time when the person receiving the most votes is president and the second place is vice-president.

I really have no answer, other than I refuse to consider Buy-dem in any way shape or form to be "my" president, I refuse to accord that crook any respect, and I am not afraid to let others know of my position.

M. Mitchell Marmel said...

Odd. Didn't know Alex Trebek had something on Hillary.

I've been counseling my upset conservative friends, "Let them have their moment. It will make the schadenfreude all the sweeter when it comes crashing down around them."

And crash it shall.

Anonymous said...

The name “United” States of America has likely never seemed so ironic as it does now. Still, and most importantly, we must not accept the evils of those who aim to divide us. Together we stand, divided we fall. We must make this country the United States of America again—or, as my mother was known to say: "This world is going to Hell in a handbasket!"

John the Econ said...

@Stilton, I have no doubt that Alex laughed when you came up with this one. By all accounts, he was a quick, witty man, and a decent human being. He's also one of the comparatively few people in television that added to the culture instead of feeding off of it and spewing cultural diarrhea.

The non-Election: 6 months ago when this whole "we gotta rethink voting because of COVID" thing got traction, we knew it was designed to create FUD and drag this on for a month, if not months. And also as predicted, the media and Progressive establishment are going to proceed as though it was decided last week, even though the Constitution and law says otherwise. Because also as we all know, "feelings" now trump the Constitution, law, and certainly Trump.

I'm not holding out much hope that it's going to work well for Trump. Yes, I know the same people who this time 4 years ago were screeching that outside forces had tampered with the election now claim that this one was totally on the up-and-up and it was anything but. But as Mark Steyn put it 4 years ago, Trump didn't just need to win by a few electoral college votes, but beyond the margin of lawyer; a victory so overwhelming that there'd be no way that shenanigans in a couple of Democratic strongholds could upset it. Unfortunately, that did not happen, and much of that was Trump's fault. This election was always up to him to lose, and he didn't help himself one bit.

"Specifically, a huge number of people went to the polls to vote against an orange-faced monster who was a racist, an anti-semite, a misogynist, a Russian spy, a child torturer, and - thanks to a virus sent our way by Joe Biden's Chinese pals - a mass murderer"

So ironic that those people instead voted for an actual racist, misogynist, and child molester who's family does 8+figure deals with Russians and the Chinese.

And speaking of the Bee:

69 Million Trump Supporters Take To Streets To Drive To Work And Go About Their Lives As Normal

"Angered at President Donald Trump's apparent loss, the president's psychotic supporters took to the streets to drive to work and go about their lives as normal."

Because that is what adults do.

John the Econ said...

@Fish Out of Water, I think the problem is that since the '60s, conservatives ceded the educational establishment to almost exclusively the left. Not only do we now have generations of people fully indoctrinated exclusively with the Progressive point of view from kindergarten, we have highly credentialed people who consider themselves "educated" when they clearly are not. They "feel" what is right or wrong, but don't think about it, and certainly cannot articulate it. They've outsourced their thoughts and opinions to their preferred identity groups and safely ensconce themselves in their bubbles so that they are never challenged.

This is what I call the "Feralization of America". One of the primary distinguishing characteristics that differentiates human beings from the lesser animals is the ability to use intellect to override emotional or hormonal instincts. The left has been doing everything within its power to eliminate that. They're becoming animals again, and are proud of it.

It's so easy to hate Trump than to consider what he's actually accomplished.

@Velveeta Processed Cheese Food, I think one-party rule was fully achieved during the Obama era. First the IRS targeting scandal and then later the "Crossfire Hurricane" episode was proof of that. Trump was just a speed bump.

What gets me is that people who are working in concert with the media, universities, corporations, Hollywood, government bureaucracies and the dominant political party consider themselves as being part of "The Resistance".

Colby Muenster said...

I'm gonna miss Alex Trebec; seldom do I miss Jeopardy, and he was a remarkably awesome host. Rest in Peace, fine sir! But who takes the reins and fills the giant shoes. My money's on Ken Jennings.

I wish I shared some of the election optimism here. I WANT to be optimistic, but still am feeling the pain of 2012 when Romney had it sewed up, but then handed it to O'Liar on a silver platter at the last moments. I have some libtard friends who are all crowing from the rooftops. Last Saturday, my libtard son was bragging about how Fox News declared Biden the winner. I said, "Two things... First, you've said for the last twelve years that Fox News was all a bunch of liars who couldn't be trusted. So NOW you trust them? Second, Fox News doesn't decide who the President is. The voters and electors decide, and those votes are finally tallied much later than November." I really, really badly want to finally have the last laugh, but more importantly, don't want to see President Trump's gains and milestones erased in a day by Kamala Harris... I mean Joe Biden.

Sortahwitte said...

The deaths of public figures seems to always come in threes.
Sean Connery, Alex Trebek, and .........the hildabeast?!?!

Fish Out of Water said...

Perhaps on cue, the progressive cockroaches are coming out from the dark.. On 11/13 The Smithsonian channel is supposed to air a program featuring none other than Greta Thornburg. recently on my FB feed, this minor masterpiece was posted.

One crisp winter morning in Sweden, a cute little girl named Greta woke up to a perfect world, one where there were no petroleum products ruining the earth. She tossed aside her cotton sheet and wool blanket and stepped out onto a dirt floor covered with willow bark that had been pulverized with rocks. “What’s this?” she asked.
“Pulverized willow bark,” replied her fairy godmother.
“What happened to the carpet?” she asked.
“The carpet was nylon, which is made from butadiene and hydrogen cyanide, both made from petroleum,” came the response.
Greta smiled, acknowledging that adjustments are necessary to save the planet, and moved to the sink to brush her teeth where instead of a toothbrush, she found a willow, mangled on one end to expose wood fibre bristles.
“Your old toothbrush?” noted her godmother, “Also nylon.”
“Where’s the water?” asked Greta.
“Down the road in the canal,” replied her godmother, ‘Just make sure you avoid water with cholera in it”
“Why’s there no running water?” Greta asked, becoming a little peevish.
“Well,” said her godmother, who happened to teach engineering at MIT, “Where do we begin?” There followed a long monologue about how sink valves need elastomer seats and how copper pipes contain copper, which has to be mined and how it’s impossible to make all-electric earth-moving equipment with no gear lubrication or tires and how ore has to be smelted to a make metal, and that’s tough to do with only electricity as a source of heat, and even if you use only electricity, the wires need insulation, which is petroleum-based, and though most of Sweden’s energy is produced in an environmentally friendly way because of hydro and nuclear, if you do a mass and energy balance around the whole system, you still need lots of petroleum products like lubricants and nylon and rubber for tires and asphalt for filling potholes and wax and iPhone plastic and elastic to hold your underwear up while operating a copper smelting furnace and . . .
“What’s for breakfast?” interjected Greta, whose head was hurting.
"Fresh, range-fed chicken eggs,” replied her godmother. “Raw.”
“How so, raw?” inquired Greta.
“Well, . . .” And once again, Greta was told about the need for petroleum products like transformer oil and scores of petroleum products essential for producing metals for frying pans and in the end was educated about how you can’t have a petroleum-free world and then cook eggs. Unless you rip your front fence up and start a fire and carefully cook your egg in an orange peel like you do in Boy Scouts. Not that you can find oranges in Sweden anymore.
“But I want poached eggs like my Aunt Tilda makes,” lamented Greta.
“Tilda died this morning,” the godmother explained. “Bacterial pneumonia.”
“What?!” interjected Greta. “No one dies of bacterial pneumonia! We have penicillin.”
“Not anymore,” explained godmother “The production of penicillin requires chemical extraction using isobutyl acetate, which, if you know your organic chemistry, is petroleum-based. Lots of people are dying, which is problematic because there’s not any easy way of disposing of the bodies since backhoes need hydraulic oil and crematoriums can’t really burn many bodies using as fuel Swedish fences and furniture, which are rapidly disappearing - being used on the black market for roasting eggs and staying warm.”
This represents only a fraction of Greta’s day, a day without microphones to exclaim into and a day without much food, and a day without carbon-fibre boats to sail in, but a day that will save the planet.
Tune in tomorrow when Greta needs a root canal and learns how Novocain is synthesized.

Bruce In KC said...

Joe and Da Ho...NEVER my President.

Jess said...

I've been thinking about the Republican politicians over the last few decades. They had plenty of opportunities to beat their opponents down to the gutter, kick them until they peed blood for a week, but decided to complain instead. There's a vulgar term for this cowardly conduct, and unfortunately it is synonymous with "Republican".

Pat Cummings said...

@M. Mitchell Marmel: What great advice! I've been counseling my upset conservative friends, "Let them have their moment. It will make the schadenfreude all the sweeter when it comes crashing down around them."

I've been increasingly disturbed by the echoes from the right of the foolish agony expressed by loony leftists four years ago, from "Not MY President!" to "They must've cheated." It doesn't help that I have a more-than-urgent yen to scream the same things... But unlike Trump's team, I can do nothing to influence the final outcome. The best I can do is sit mum on the urge to verbalize my frustration, and offer my fervent prayers for success.

Take heart from the fact that our POTUS is not a quitter, and is not inclined to genuflect to the left for the sake of good press (which he wouldn't receive anyway, but Trump is aware of that where so many [R] candidates are not.) As long as there is a battle, he has the energy and will to fight.

Edam Wensleydale said...

Here's a visualization to help everybody relax.

You're on a quiet beach with 20 or so friends.

All is calm, all is still save for quiet, friendly conversation and the soothing crash of the surf.

Suddenly, a noise is heard from inland of rioting and yells of "Black Lives Matter!" And "Fuck Trump!!!"

All of you stand and pull back the charging handles of your AR-15s.

And the command rings out. "NO PRISONERS!!! NO QUARTER GIVEN!!!"


Don't you feel better already? :D

American Cowboy said...

@ Edam Wensleydale


Allencic said...

I'm god damned tired of hearing some say, "Sure there's voter fraud but it's not enough to affect the outcome of the election." Bullshit! Pick any jurisdiction, county, state, whatever and if there is one proven example of fraud then ALL of the votes of that place should be thrown out. If that happens, WI, MI, PA, GA, NC, NY, etc will be given ZERO influence in the election. F them all!

Dan said...

If a Supreme Court Justice's order is ignored or slow-rolled, can he have the US Marshalls swoop in and jail the disobedient?

Dan said...

Ooops US Marshals.

Fish Out of Water said...

Our history is not encouraging on that score. President Andrew Jackson reportedly said: "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@igor- I hope not. But...

@Anonymous- Yep, that's where I'm at.

@Regnad Kcin- By "Mayor J" did you mean Giuliani? In any case, I want to see lawsuits filed and pursued IMMEDIATELY.

@Pete Horsman- I'd heard the same thing, although (ahem) "fact checkers" are saying that the story was incorrect.

@Bobo the Hobo- I lost a very dear friend to pancreatic cancer some years ago, and so I was personally invested in Trebek's fight. My wife and I made "Jeopardy" a regular part of our TV viewing - a fun way to escape from the news. And while the show's writers definitely injected Leftie material too often, Alex seemed to play it straight politically. I can't imagine who else can do the show.

@Jim Irre- Interesting and seemingly plausible.

@Fish Out of Water- Great analysis! As far as Biden keeping the real radicals at bay, I wouldn't count on it.

@Drew458- You raise good points, although Harris's citizenship status is the least of my worries about her.

@Velveeta Processed Cheese Food- Good observations. And yeah, people are sick of the pandemic (no pun intended). Sadly, that doesn't make this a good time for people to let their guard down.

@MSG Grumpy- Some statements deserve to be in all caps, and NO ONE HAS BEEN DECLARED THE WINNER is certainly one of them. I agree that we're only at the beginning of a long and ugly process.

@Snark- Yeah, rioting isn't our style and would be counter-productive. But if Biden and a Dem Senate take power, then "interesting" (and legal and non-violent) methods of resistance will be necessary. I think enough of us are pissed off enough to make things uncomfortable for the Left.

@Anonymous- At my local store, people line up for hours before the store opens just in case any ammo has come in (it comes about two days a week, but the days change). Within 20 minutes of opening, all the ammo is sold out - even limiting buys to just 3 boxes per customer. You have to say one thing about the Dems - they sure know how to increase the sale of firearms.

@American Cowboy- Amen, brother! If the Leftists want "unity and healing," they can start by offering a huge apology for all of their trash talk. That won't happen, of course, so I'm very comfortable with declaring that I'm done with their crap.

@TrickyRicky- I know Trebek started hosting Jeopardy in 1984, so depending on your age you could have been a child back then. Or childish.

@REM1875- I'm having a problem with all of the media sources saying "where's the evidence?" after torturing us with the Russia Collusion Hoax (which never had an iota of evidence) for Trump's first four years.

@OvergrownHobbit- This might be a good time for us to be buying items which have declared Biden the winner...they may be valuable in the future if Trump pulls this out.

@Anonymous- You're right that there's not a lot that we can do as individuals right now, and I'm definitely realigning my priorities to take care of my family first and try to turn away from the (ahem) "news" sources that are trying to keep us wound up. That being said, God help any "deer" that show up on my property with a molotov cocktail.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@American Cowboy- "I refuse to accord that crook any respect, and I am not afraid to let others know of my position." I agree, and I won't be surprised if anti-Biden fashion statements (ala the MAGA hats) become popular soon. Heck, I may start designing some myself...

@M. Mitchell Marmel- I hope you're right about the whole crashing thing. And you probably are.

@Anonymous- Your mother clearly had a good understanding of baskets. And I agree that somehow we MUST become "united" again, but darned if I know how. A million years ago, "The Outer Limits" TV show had an episode in which a secret program turned a human volunteer into a frightening looking space alien - the idea being that when the public was confronted with this being, we'd stop fighting each other and all just see ourselves as humans. Spoiler alert: the plan didn't really work. But it just might take something of that magnitude (real, not faked) to get everyone on the same page.

@John the Econ- I honestly wonder (but can never know) if Trump could have won this election (if he didn't) just by going an entire month without tweeting something insane. Like his assertion that Joe Biden took part in assassinating Seal Team Six to cover up the "fact" that Osama bin Laden is still alive. Or four years ago, his assertion that Ted Cruz's father helped assassinate JFK. Still, Trump got a lot of good things done - enough to deserve re-election.

And I do love The Babylon Bee. I recently became a paid subscriber and scored a coffee mug with their logo and motto: Fake News You Can Trust. The world needs that kind of honesty.

And I love your point about the people who declare themselves "the resistance" when allied with the biggest, most controlling interests in the country.

@Colby Muenster- I don't really see Ken Jennings in the host role. Then again, he might be offered a wild amount of money to try to keep the franchise alive. Heck, maybe give Johnny Olsen, the announcer, a turn behind the podium.

And I'm with you on the optimism front. I have hope, but not actual optimism. But in case things go our way, I can summon up schadenfreude pretty quickly!

@Sortahwitte- Sadly, the third death was comedian Norm Crosby.

@Fish Out of Water- I love that story!

@Bruce in KC- Right arm!

@Jess- Well, yeah...there's that.

@Pat Cummings- I do trust Trump to fight this situation tooth and nail. I'm looking forward to elbows being thrown and fragile objects (and egos) shattered.

@Edam Wensleydale- So this is like a guided meditation thing, right...?

@Allencic- I'm not sure we could or should throw out the votes of entire states over an incidence of fraud - but there sure as hell need to be stiff penalties for those who are in supervisory positions. And I agree that ALL such fraud needs to be investigated and prosecuted, whether it changed an election outcome or not.

@Dan- I honestly don't know. We may find out.

@Fish Out of Water- Andrew Jackson was such a quipster!

Regnad Kcin said...

@Stilton J. - Mea culpa... I did mean Mayor G. Was a late night and I was running on empty.

Sam L. said...

Do you remember the movie, "Little Murders"? You might want to look it up at

John the Econ said...

@Fish Out of Water, Greta and her followers are perfect examples of modern hubris born of abject ignorance resulting from the failure of the educational establishment. Greta has no idea where or how her blessed existence that permits most of today's planetary inhabitants to have a standard of living above cave people happened. Greta gets to live a lifestyle that exceeds that enjoyed by royalty a mere century ago. If they know anything of the past, it's largely romanticized images created by media of happy people peacefully co-existing with nature. Anyone the least bit legitimately educated knows that's not the case. In fact, most of her followers would not have enjoyed the world that my parents and I grew up in. And they would not have survived the era my grandparents lived.

@Pat Cummings, if the last 4 years should have taught us anything, it's how absurd people look when they let politicians live rent-free in their heads and allow their emotions free reign over their mouths. I can do better. We must do better if we want to save this country.

@Stilton, no question about it. Even with the media, tech billionaires, the deep state, and everyone else against him, at the end of the day it was Trump's own mouth (and Twitter feed) that did him in. The examples are too numerous to mention in a single post. I think the first one I noted was his personal attack on John McCain. I was no McCain fan, but attacking him in the manner that he did was unfathomable, both politically and civilly. The thing about Ted Cruz's father was insane, just as the other examples you cited.

Politics is hard enough as it is. It makes no sense whatsoever to provide your enemies with more ammunition than that which they'll find on their own.

Unknown said...


Right there with you. We've been called every name in the book, watched Trump go through humiliating investigations and an impeachment over "Russia" which was nothing. While all that was happening, Hillary's crimes were ignored and she's walking around a free woman.

Fast forward to 2020 and everyone is focused on the photos of Hunter's junk and who he's banging while ignoring the ample evidence (which is better than any of the "Collusion" BS IMO) that Joe had a direct hand in favors for Hunter. I'll also point out the indications Joe was getting a 50% cut off Hunter (nice little money laundering scheme if you can get it) should have been enough to raise concerns.

All that was swept under the rug. Hidden by Twitter, Facebook and Google.

I'm frustrated, and like you, will never accept Biden. I'm watching the goings on and I guarantee if Trump winds up winning the recounts, it doesn't matter how much proof their was of voter fraud, the left which is currently telling us to shut up and accept Biden will absolutely lose their minds.

This has absolutely been the worst year of my life. I suspect the same for many people.

Erik said...

I used to frequent Wendy McElroy's blog site. I got out of the habit
because I couldn't keep up with the number of links, and because most
of the links were often bad news. Now that I have retired, I have
more time. Checking in, and wading through the various subjects for
the last couple of days, I found a few links that might give us hope.

First, her blog URL:

Next, an article on this American Thinker website encouraging us
to perk up, because the Biden campaign is on thin ice and they
know it:

An article on ZeroHedge alleging that Wisconsin poll workers were
instructed to falsify ballot witness information in order to make
them count:

A Gateway Pundit article on invalid ballots in Georgia:

A Gateway Pundit article on poll workers in Michigan being TRAINED
on how to commit vote fraud, and the Michigan AG issuing a takedown
order (using threat of legal action) to a journalist who covered the

A Judicial Watch article stating that apparently 353 counties in
29 states have voter registration rates exceeding 100%:

And, there is apparently a mathematical algorithm that can (and has been)
used to help detect ballot fraud, called Benford's Law.

Here is an article from the Gateway Pundit about Biden's numbers in
Michigan failing Benford's law:

Here is an article from GNews that shows that Biden's results
follow Benford's law in areas where a Biden win was genuinely
expected (so I suppose they didn't feel the need to cheat),
but it doesn't follow the law in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and
Milwaukee County. President Trump's results obey the law
in ALL of the races mentioned.

And, finally, here is an article from The Gateway Pundit
stating that Facebook and Twitter were suspending accounts
of people trying to spread the word about Benford's Law,
accusing the accounts of SEXUAL EXPLOITATION. If I held
one of those accounts, I would be tempted to sue for slander.

Susan Fineman said...

OMG... You nailed it again! My morning pick-me-up!!


Lets hope for the best; prepare for the worst.