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Art Institute of Chicago Fires All 100 Museum Tour Guides Averaging 15 Years of Experience

Too many white women among them, they said.  They prefer a more unskilled, uneducated, and unprepared but “diverse” type of tour guide.   How much do you have to know about art, anyway, to give a tour of Hunter Biden’s “art”?

7:26 am on October 17, 2021

Planetary Evolution of the Human Species: Benign or Coerced?

Since the end of the Second World War we have seen the development of divergent movements in multiple guises and formats (both overt and covert) that essentially are seeking a planetary evolution of the human species. To some of these futurist “change agents” this process was sought in a benign or uncoerced  fashion. To other actors the profound radical transformation must be implemented by the most intrusive and totalitarian intervention in human history. In the first category I would place the prominent Harvard psychologist turned major counter-cultural figure, Dr. Timothy Leary, with his pioneering SMI²LE formulation of Space Migration, Intelligence Increase, and LIfe Extension. Through the development of psychological techniques of mind control and cybenetics, the NASA driven exploration of outer space, and the “transhumanist” revolution made possible by the unlocking of the mysteries of DNA via biological and genetic engineering medical sciences, major strides have been made.

What we have been seeing played out on the streets of America, particularly in large Blue State metropolitan areas and dense urban cities is classic planned chaos and the “Strategy of Tension.” Unable to dislodge Donald Trump by the Russiagate hoax or the malicious soft coup impeachment process, his sworn enemies, using COVID-19 as their pretext, have turned to the destruction of the economy by repressive lockdowns, creating mass unemployment and annihilation of small businesses, thus fracturing civil society. The Biden regime, Democrats, elements of the deep state, and their complacent, compliant regime media pawns, turned to an age-old psy/war strategy to be wielded as an ax against Trump and his supporters as “domestic terrorists,” insidiously using the weaponized corpse of the slain George Floyd and the events of January 6, 2021 as the new rationale for these riots and insurrections, and the repression by the Biden regime.

Historically there has been a symbiotic correlation relationship between agent provocateur groups, infiltration by police informers, and the counter-terrorism forces of the deep state. The repressive security state has molded and used such witting (or unwitting) terrorist pawns or drones in covert activities to create a “strategy of tension” to instill fear and consolidate repressive power and control which would enhance strident calls for more intense police repression and clandestine surveillance of its subject general population. With countless decades of real-world experience and clinical research, masters of psychological warfare and mind control, expert manipulators and programmers of cult-like behavior, recruit those alienated arrested development post-adolescents and anti-social disillusioned vicarious thrill seekers who fit a susceptible psychological profile matrix and who relish vandalism, violence and destruction as a means of striking out at a world beyond the control of their misshapened lives. An ideological construct of direct action “anarchism” or “propaganda by the deed” is put forth as a purported justification for their aberrant thug-like terrorist behavior.

The willfully ignorant nihilistic mobs and savage looters are simply acting as pawns, the unwitting tools of the deep state “strategy of tension” in creating the pretext for the elite’s implementation of a New World Order of a corporatist Social Credit economy (based upon the Chinese model) with centralized political control in a totalitarian technocratic entity, with all pervasive mass surveillance by facial recognition databases and coercive regimentation. These invasive actions are running parallel with the transition to a cashless society with all financial transactions monitored through digitalized biometric identification using such technologies as fingerprints, hand geometry and retina scanning — ultimately a microchip electronic device implanted subcutaneously (subdermally). This is the global governance of the Great Reset.

In this time of unprecedented planned chaos, each of us must steel ourselves to understand, discuss and analyze the crucial global dimensions of what is scheduled to take place and how it plays into the technocrats’ plan to control the world’s resources and the tentative forced evolution of the human species.

3:13 am on October 17, 2021

Once Again, The Masked Morons Earn Their Name

Someday, even the COVIDiots may realize what total nincompoopery their gods have demanded from them. But until then, join me in chuckling at this 28-second video in which an unmasked customer at a drive-through cannot obtain her drink unless she agrees to wear a diaper that the clerk says he’ll supply.

“You can hand me a mask, but you can’t hand me a drink?” she marvels.

To which he assents. And when she says, “How does that make sense?”, he has no answer beyond reiterating that she must muzzle herself.

Thanks to John for the guffaw!

12:29 pm on October 16, 2021

Building Rebels

The Patriots at InfoWars posted a video “going viral on social media” in which a construction worker recounts the thrilling defiance of his co-workers when a “safety man” told them they had to submit to the “f—— vaccine.” It didn’t end well for management: as the headline put it, “After Boss Mandated Vaccines, Construction Workers Walked Off Job – They Were Immediately Called Back.”

Watch this inspiring video (NB: our hero’s language is so salty you’d send him back to the kitchen, were he a dish) for inspiration in your own battle against the Jab’s Satanic agenda. Thanks to Bill Martin for yet another heartening exhibition of the American spirit!

5:36 pm on October 15, 2021

With 99.9% Safety From Covid, Biden Buys Vaccines For Children?

3:00 pm on October 15, 2021

Visibility at Southwest Airlines Suddenly Crystal-Clear

If you were among the hapless serfs stranded by Southwest Airlines’ sickout–sorry, the bad weather in Florida last weekend, you’ll recall that pilots walked off the job  after the company’s gutless CEO, Gary Kelly, announced that employees must submit to the lethal shots.

Well, since then, ol’ Gar has seen the light. This shameless hustler now claims, “We’re not going to fire any employees over this. … If they can’t get vaccinated, we’re urging them to seek an accommodation, so we’ll do everything we can to support our people here.” He also “told CNBC he’s never been in favor of corporations imposing these kinds of mandates.”

Riiiiight. That would explain his leaping to comply with Uncle Joe Brandon’s fake and illegal mandate.

The article, which Bill Martin forwarded to me, observes, “This is an example that highlights how a growing number of people are taking principled stands against government overreach and violations of conscience.”

It’s also proof that sociopaths lacking all principle don’t populate only politics. Many of them lurk in corporate boardrooms.

But we knew that.

11:36 am on October 15, 2021

Clueless, Stupid, American Idiots

I played golf the other day and just showed up at the course and the starter put me with three other golfers.  On the first tee, after introducing ourselves, the other three, one by one, literally shouted with chest-thumping pride, “I’ve been vaccinated!!”  How about you?!,” as they all looked at each other (and me).  I told them that I’ve had the virus and am therefore seventeen times more immune than any of them.  I didn’t bother to inform them that they were the dangerous, disease-spreading ones, not me.  The cheerful, celebratory, sanctimonious holier-than-thou looks on their faces turned to dumbfoundedness.  They did manage one of those outstretched arm/keep-a-safe-distance knuckle “handshakes” at the end of the round, however.

7:21 am on October 15, 2021

75% of NFL Players Have Been Placed on Injured Reserved

But no unvaccinated players were injured, thankfully, by Jon Gruden’s remarks.

Is the Gruden affair the beginning of the purge of white coaches from the NFL?  It fits the woke pattern:  denounce a white, heterosexual (usually Christian) male for having impure anti-woke thoughts and poof! He’s gone.  On the other hand, they claim to have poured over 650,000 emails and all they found was a few juvenile remarks by Gruden.  Nothing so far from the hundreds of other coaches, assistant coaches, etc.  Let’s not forget that some prominent and successful people, including sports broadcasters, were fired on the spot last year for stating publicly that all lives matter and not just black lives.

7:11 am on October 15, 2021

And You Thought That The Phillips Curve Was Buried in the Mid-1980s!

Shows how out of touch you are: it’s now a policy tool endorsed at Harvard! In 1990, the inflation rate in Brazil was a tame 30,377% with prosperity exploding everywhere. Really. Full employment too, thanks to our central-planning chart courtesy of A.W. himself. We just pick a high inflation rate, and that chooses a low unemployment rate for us. Yes, it always blows up, but uncongenial data are racist anyway. Even better: that inflation tax eroding your wealth demonstrates that you just have it way too good under Biden. Indeed, Mighty Jason of Harvard, you need to use your connections to Senile Joe to get those printing presses operating much faster! The prosperity will be as endless as the money printing! < / sarcasm>

1:43 am on October 15, 2021

Why does the rest of the world hate us? Why are the censoring us? What can we do? The Big League Politics Interview

7:50 pm on October 14, 2021

You Thought Chicago Was Bad? Wait Till This Weekend!

12:46 pm on October 14, 2021

Why Biden and the Mainstream Media Remain Silent on the JFK Records Deadline

What a mendacious disgrace! As polls plummet the cowardly Joe Biden cowers in the White House. The Usurper-In-Chief, after ineptly presiding over the greatest catastrophic military defeat in American history, the Afghanistan disaster of 20 years of senseless quagmire, needless death and wanton destruction, squandering trillions of dollars in an hubristic imperial fiasco. An abject figure of ineptitude and shameful deference to the deep state and his craven handlers of his daily routine. Prepare yourselves for yet another ignominious and disgraceful act on the part of this zombie-like automaton, sure to be given dutiful cover and servility by the establishment corporate media of presstitutes and regime stenographers in thrall to the deep state. The intrepid Jacob G. Hornberger has the scurrilous details.

8:36 am on October 14, 2021

Another Victory!

NH Council Votes 4-1 To Reject 27 Million in Strings-Attached Fed Money for Immunization Oversight,” exults a website whose report on this miracle Bill Martin forwarded to me.

And what strings are attached to that $27 million?

  • comply with existing and/or future directives and guidance from the Secretary regarding control of the spread of Covid-19,
  • assist the U.S. Government in the implementation and enforcement of federal orders related to quarantine and isolation,

Does that chill your soul to -100 F as it does mine?

  • provide to CDC copies of and/or access to COVID-19 data collected with these funds, including but not limited to data pertaining to COVID-19 testing

No wonder

… all four Republicans on the State’s Executive Council voted against federal contracts [ [Republican Governor Chris Sununu] has pushed hard to approve.

This, according to Sununu, makes New Hampshire the only state to refuse the money which opponents say has lots of federal strings attached. I guess we’re special.

And hard-working. To cite one instance, New Hampshire’s serfs are holding rulers’ feet to the fire—even if it means the serfs themselves get burned:

YOU reached out in large numbers to make sure your elected representatives on the Executive Council knew your mind on this matter.

Not only did they “reach out,” they showed up at the Council’s meetings, risking arrest:

… there was a zero-tolerance policy [at said meetings] for any sort of outburst which appears to have involved anything. The Union leader reports that several folks are being removed for shouting. We had people on the scene saying folks were removed for no reason. That there were people escorted out who were not shouting or even speaking loudly. In other words, they were not interrupting the meeting.

There will be more pics and video I’m sure, and we’ll get to the bottom of that as soon as we can.

Seems as if “Live Free or Die” is carved in granite in New Hampshire!

4:46 pm on October 13, 2021

Loudoun County’s War On Parents Continues

1:29 pm on October 13, 2021

These Anecdotes Are Piling Up As High As The National Debt

If you can stand yet another story on Our Rulers’ hypocrisy, here’s one courtesy of Bill Martin about New Jersey’s head cheese, Phil Murphy. That sociopath “has mandated masks for kids in school, but he was recently spotted at an indoor event and guess what… No mask!

The article concludes by asking

Why are so many Democrats incapable of living by their own rules?

Because their rules are unlivable. A better question is why they compel us to live by them.

12:28 pm on October 13, 2021

The Media’s Audacity in Mendacity

It’s old news of about a century’s standing that the corporate media lies every time its talking heads speak or it prints a single word, even about the weather.

It’s also old news 18 months into the plandemic that propaganda has entirely displaced even the weakest attempt at journalism. Still, some examples are so breathtaking that even we jaded observers shake our heads.

I shook mine until I nearly dislocated my neck when I came across this whopper while reading Dr. Mercola’s recent article, “The Error at the Base of the Nebulized Peroxide Controversy”:

…the AAFA [Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America] also cites the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which notes that:

“Hydrogen peroxide can be toxic if ingested, inhaled, or by contact with the skin or eyes… .”

Ahem. I am living proof that peroxide isn’t even remotely poisonous in “contact with the skin”: my favorite remedy for any cut or scrape is soaking it in that wonder drug—as well as any clothing my injury has spotted. I’ve also used peroxide as a mouthwash, so I’ve probably ingested some to absolutely no ill effect. And, on the good doctor’s advice, I nebulized peroxide this summer when an intractable head-cold assailed me.

So the Agency (there’s our first clue to disregard its agitprop) for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has blatantly slandered H2O2.

“But it’s a bureaucracy,” you’re objecting, “not part of the media. Well, at least not technically.”

Ah, but the media in the form of the Washed-Up Toast–ummm, Washington Post quoted the AAFA’s charlatans as well as “Imran Ahmed, chief executive of the Center for Countering Digital Hate [sic for ‘Center for Countering–Heck, for Harpooning Any and All Truth’], who

said he blames Mercola for advancing hydrogen peroxide as a coronavirus treatment.

He called hydrogen peroxide ‘a really volatile chemical and a bleaching agent,’

Thank God, or blood would still stain the white shorts I was wearing when I fell on my bike last week.

and expressed concern that even saline-diluted solutions could be harmful if used instead of legitimate treatments or vaccines.

What poppycock!—as LRC’s astute readers are no doubt shouting with me.

But these obvious and cavalier deceptions are small potatoes compared to those in a couple of articles Rocco Piserchia forwarded on Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson. You may recall that this Rethuglican is trying to protect North Carolina’s schoolkids from rank pornography. And once again, the media’s monumental fibs stunned me.

One headline blares, “Lt. Gov. Robinson angry, defiant amid controversy over LGBTQ comments.” Read the gentleman’s comments and tell me whether any of them sound even slightly “angry” or “defiant.” The article also features an interview with him on video; I didn’t watch the entire 11 minutes, but what I saw shows Mr. R serene and unflappable as he explains for the umpteenth time (were I he, I’d be frothing at the mouth by now with impatience and frustration) that he opposes the LGBTLMNOP’s recruitment of students via explicit and obscene indoctrination, not sodomites and transsexuals per se:

Robinson insisted during a Tuesday afternoon news conference outside his office that he was targeting some LGBT-themed books and not any individual.

“This issue has been twisted into something it is not,” he said. “When I stood on that [Seagrove] pulpit on that Sunday and referred to ‘filth,’ I was not talking about any person. I was talking about materials that are being presented to our children that are absolutely inappropriate.”

To prove his point, Mr. R “displayed images from ‘Gender Queer,’ a graphic novel with images that depict sexual fantasies and behavior among its characters.” What sort of sewage defends foisting this evil on little kids? But that’s why we have Dimocrats: they not only strenuously defend this debauchery, they damn Mr. R as if he’s the pervert.

Then the propagandists pull a bait-and-switch as conspicuous and insouciant as their deceit:

“These materials do not belong in our schools, not in the classroom, not in the hallways, not in our libraries,” [Mr. R] said, noting that the images could be considered child pornography. …

“These books in question are not taught in our schools,” [Wake County Public School System spokeswoman Lori] Roach said … . “They are not included in any curriculum. In some schools, they are available in the school library for students to check out.”

But Mr. R never stipulated that they “are taught in our schools.” His concern is that they contaminate the educational gulags wherever they lurk, whether in the libraries or elsewhere.

Despite the intense pressure and persecution besetting Mr. R, the second article incredulously announces that our champ “declines again to apologize for anti-LGBTQ remarks.”

Magnificent! Many of PC’s victims with a mere fraction of Mr. R’s valor and honesty have retracted their little kernels of truth as soon as a snowflake melted in their vicinity. How refreshing to behold a confident man of conviction!

He’s even wowed the “North Carolina GOP,” which tweeted “on… Tuesday evening that ‘Republicans across North Carolina stand with Lt. Gov. Robinson.’”

We’ll see how long that lasts; Rocco Piserchia predicts that “the GOP will primary Robinson…”

Meanwhile, Mr. R promised, “Not only are we not resigning, we are not going to stop until the schools in North Carolina are safe from this kind of filth.”

There goes my head again. But this time it’s shaking in wonder at a politician as honest as the media is false.

11:49 am on October 13, 2021

The Language of Polite, Woke Society, Courtesy of the NFL

The sports world talking heads just keep condemning former Las Vegas Raiders Coach Jon Gruden who was fired after “NFL executives,” searching through hundreds of thousands of ten years of emails by NFL coaches and others, discovered that Gruden once called Roger Goodell a “pussy,” used the word “queers,” and denigrated a players’ union rep with a dumb comment about his appearance.  Off with your head, Jon Gruden!

Such language is unacceptable to our new Protectors of Civilized Speech.  If you’d like to know what kind of language they think is appropriate in woke society, look up the lyrics of some of the rappers the NFL has chosen for this season’s super bowl halftime show.  You might start with “Dr. Dre” and his big hit song, “Bitches Ain’t Sh * t.”

I would be shocked — shocked! — to learn that Colin Kaepernick or any other black NFL player over the past twenty years ever used the words “pussy” or “queer” or made fun of another black guy’s appearance.  Or made a racist comment, such as supporting the extreme bigotry of “critical race theory” or the rantings of the “trained communists” who founded [Only] Black Lives Matter.

9:59 am on October 13, 2021

Sovereign Murder

In addition to the usual pro-abortion libertarians who complain if I even mention the word abortion, I received an unusual response to my article that was published today, “Do Libertarians Believe that Nothing Should Be Illegal?” A “sovereign being” who lives by two axioms (private property and contracts) concludes: “So not only is the abortion nobody’s business, infanticide is nobody’s business either, unless a prior contract exists.” As someone who believes in private property and contracts, I deeply resent this conclusion, and find it monstrous. It is an insult to all believers in private property and contracts. I am glad that he at least says he is not a libertarian.

8:37 am on October 13, 2021

The Most Frightened Nation: Why the United Kingdom Will Never Be the Same

 The Most Frightened Nation: Why the United Kingdom Will Never Be the Same, by Lionel Shriver

The shade of Winston Churchill must be spinning in disbelief in Hell.  So much for that indomitable British spirit personified by Mrs. Miniver or in the WWII Frank Capra propaganda film, The Battle of Britain.  This pitiful defeatist cowering in the face of adversity due to the pandemic is pathetic and very revealing.  Cowering — to shrink away or crouch especially for shelter from something that menaces, domineers, or dismays. “They all cowered silently in their places, seeming to know in advance that some terrible thing was about to happen.” — George Orwell.

A long time colleague observes:

Indeed. They are done. Done. Your Orwell quote is dead on. In the end the once great empire, a pathetic puny shell of its once greatness, held a pillow over its own face and expired quietly and willfully. Millions of Chinese laughed.  And crushed the freedoms of those living in Hong Kong.

8:32 am on October 13, 2021

Brief Conversation with a Refugee from New York

On Saturday morning my wife and I were walking down a sidewalk into town to the local coffee shop when a car stopped and we could hear a woman in the car say to the driver, “Oh look, there’s people out walking without masks.  They’re probably going to breakfast!”  The tone of her voice was as though she had just spotted a mountain lion or a coyote or a unicorn in the neighborhood.

She said they had just moved from Long Island (the accent gave her away before she said that) and were looking for the local donut shop.  They just could not believe that we were permitted by the government around here to actually go for a walk without a mask and sit at a coffee shop around other human beings.  I think it convinced them that they made the right decision to flee New York.

7:05 am on October 13, 2021

This Boat Does Sail, And Beautifully

After reading That Boat Won’t Sail, James S. concluded that

If kleinfuehrer Inslee is so “concerned,” perhaps he should grab a hawser and man the deck himself.

HA! He’s a politician; he’s allergic to honest work.

Or perhaps he is afraid of being taken for a walk along the nearest yardarm/gangplank/whatever is handy.

Now don’t give anyone any ideas…

7:15 pm on October 12, 2021

“Racist! Terrorist Sympathizer!”

Just this morning, I was called both a “racist” and a “terrorist sympathizer” in two different forums.  While still working on the day’s first coffee.  Not bad, if I do say so myself.


A friend had posted “Happy Columbus Day” and was “corrected” by fellow who wrote “Indigenous People’s Day.”

I offered my own commentary:

“They should celebrate by Land O Lakes putting Mia the Ojibwe girl back on the package, and Washington and Cleveland sportsballers wearing retro uniforms.”

My new friend said, “Or you could just stop being racist!  It’s really up to you!”

I replied:

“You have no evidence that I’m a racist – unless you’re redefining the word in some weird Orwellian way.

My take on it is that removing all the people of color from store packaging and cultural iconography is itself racist.

Walk through the aisles of the grocery store.  Now you see nothing but white folks on the packaging.  Remove the Indian, keep the land.  There’s another brand of butter right next to the now-genocided Land O Lakes with a white woman on the package.  Think!  What do you think just happened?  It’s Caucasians everywhere on every box.

They should call it Klan Mart or Wallace World: the Whites Only Superstore.

The NFL has the Vikings and the NBA has the Celtics.  They should call them the Aryan Leagues.  College football has the Irish.  The NCAA isn’t the NAACP.  And colleges are now promoting racial segregation like the old days.  What could possibly go wrong?

So, uh, who exactly is racist?  Me?

Maybe you should look at things from a new perspective.  It’s really up to you.”

I also shared this video with him called “When Wokes and Racists Actually Agree on Everything.

Terrorist Sympathizer!

Meanwhile, on a Facebook group about the War Between the States, I shared the story of the Rev. James Mullon, the wartime pastor of St. Patrick’s in New Orleans.  During the occupation, the repugnant military governor, Benjamin “Beast” Butler accused Fr. Mullon of refusing to bury a Yankee soldier.  Mullon quipped, “General, I would gladly bury the entire Union Army, including you.”

For sharing this amusing anecdote (which Butler himself seems to have found quite witty), I was treated to this response by a dour NPC: “Larry Beane wants to murder American soldiers.  Larry Beane is a terrorist sympathizer.”  You can almost hear the computer-generated monotone.

I replied: “I’m in good company.  Google these names: “Geronimo, Red Cloud, Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull.”  They all, of course, were Americans who took up arms against blue-coats.

Idiocracy is a Documentary

A further “discussion” ensued with a small gaggle of mouth-breathing simpletons reminiscent of the movie Idiocracy.  I had to explain that in a so-called “civil war,” both sides are of the same nationality.  Like North and South Vietnamese combatants were both, er, Vietnamese.  North and South Koreans are both Koreans.  Northern and Republican Irish are both… well, you get the picture.  Their response was the laugh react.  I suppose they find it strange to put water on crops, “You mean like out the toilet?  Ha Ha!”

So it is indeed a good day to be called both a “racist” and a “terrorist sympathizer.”

The movie Idiocracy was wrong about one thing: it depicts the passing of 500 years before we have reached the point of societal breakdown and intellectual decay to where a guy whose IQ is 100 is considered to be a genius.  I think we’re there.

3:22 pm on October 12, 2021

Texas Says ‘No!’

12:28 pm on October 12, 2021

Nor Will This Plane Fly

From a contact who is an air traffic controller:

1 @SouthwestAir cancellations & delays are 100% a vaccine mandate protests (which you already knew)

2 Employee protests of other airlines are planned

3 If enforced, ATC vaccine mandates likely to disrupt air traffic globally.

As to that last,

Being an air traffic controller takes very intense training and ability to to react to critical situations in an instant. Highly stressful job. Controllers train for many years to qualify for the job, and only around 1% of applicants make it through to qualify.

Don’t you wish Uncle Joe Brandon’s handlers would send the senile old coot back to his basement? But alas, he’s destroying the country far more efficiently than even they could have hoped, so we’re stuck with him until the rebellion gains enough steam to oust him.

Thanks to Bill Martin for alerting us to this particular bit of impending chaos.

11:19 am on October 12, 2021

That Boat Won’t Sail

Of all COVIDCon’s absurdities, the scorn lavished upon its dissidents is among the most senseless. Were the plandemic a true and lethal one with a vaccine that protected recipients, as proponents claim, rational people would line up for their shots. Those who didn’t would merit a roll of the eyes and the status of crackpot rather than all the fury of a police-state.

Monnie Matthews highlights the inherent contradictions of condemning those who forego the Jab:

Those of us who speak out against vaccines don’t have anything to gain from it.

We don’t make money for it and we certainly aren’t praised for it. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. We are usually ridiculed and disrespected. We often lose friends and are alienated from family members. We are dismissed and belittled.

Some want to take our jobs from us.

Some want to take our children from us.

Some want to criminalize or even kill us.

But we speak out anyway, knowing what it will cost us.

Maybe it’s time to ask why we’re willing to take these risks and pay the price for standing up when we have nothing to gain, instead of calling us crazy and swallowing every spoonful of “information” fed to you by those who gain great wealth by the death and injury suffered by you and your children.

Mr. Matthews languishes in the People’s Democratic Republic of Washington State. There he sardonically observes the havoc Chief Comrade Jay Inslee has wreaked with his “deadline of Oct. 18 for state workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, or risk losing their jobs,” as an article Mr. Matthews forwarded about “Washington State Ferries[,] … the nation’s largest ferry system” puts it. The monopoly was

forced to reduce service on seven of its 10 routes, while preparing for weeks of missed trips and frustrated passengers.

The propagandists at the Seattle Times pretend this snafu results from a

chronic crew shortage … Ferry staffing levels, precarious from local and worldwide shortages of mariners, suddenly collapsed, as dispatchers were unable to fill open job shifts. … “Our dispatch team has been having an increasingly difficult time finding available employees to fill in for positions, as many of them have been working overtime,” [ferries (sic) spokesperson Justin] Fujioka said. … “We are aware of what is coming Oct. 18,” Fujioka said. “It’s obvious this is on the verge of becoming unsustainable — the crewing we already have.”

And what is the Chief Comrade’s response? Does he admit he’s unleashed a disaster? Of course not! Rule #4 in Basic Marxism is to double-down on whatever has rendered the serfs wretched while blaming the victims:

“Like other Washingtonians, I am concerned with the lack of crewing on our state ferry vessels and the subsequent missed sailings,” Inslee said … .

But not so concerned that he’ll retract his illegal diktat.

“It’s unacceptable that these unauthorized actions are impacting people’s daily life when ferry service is reduced,” Inslee wrote. The term “unauthorized actions” refers to any misuse of personal leave, an Inslee spokesperson said.

Love it! In other words, crews are calling in sick to protest compulsory Jabs. As Mr. Matthews chortles, “We’ll see how long the state is able to pretend its vax mandate isn’t crippling vital services.”

“The reality is,” Inslee continued, “the majority of ferry workers are showing up day in and day out to provide the necessary ferry service to Washingtonians and visitors. We appreciate the commitment of these employees.”

Oh, indeed, you do, Comrade. So much that you are driving them out of their profession.

10:00 am on October 12, 2021

The Next Assignment for the NFL Thought Police

Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden has resigned after “NFL executives” reportedly poured through 650,000 emails by all NFL coaches and other personnel going back at least a decade, searching for any thought crimes.  They found that in 2001, during his first stint as the Raiders coach, he made a dumb comment about the appearance of a black players’ union rep he had been arguing with, and voiced opposition to “queers” in NFL locker rooms.  The Raiders’ owners have every right to force Gruden to resign for whatever reason: it’s their business.

As for the NFL, which is constantly promising to become more and more politicized, here’s a suggestion for their next project:  Those “Reject Hate’ logos on the backs of some players’ helmets are getting old.  Replace them with “Reject CRT,”  that’s “critical race theory” that teaches the hateful, bigoted, and incendiary notion that all white people are inherently evil by virtue of being white people.  Your children probably know all about it if they are enrolled in a public school.  Wouldn’t that promote unity and better inter-racial relations in the locker rooms — and maybe even in the rest of society as well?  Isn’t that what the NFL claims all of its “social justice initiatives” are all about?

Jon Gruden’s comments are to critical race theory as an ant is to an elephant.

9:41 am on October 12, 2021

Training Rebels

Amtrak Train Crews Allegedly Joins [sic] The Walkout Started By Air Traffic Controllers And Southwest Pilots – MSM Ignores The Walkout

Thanks to Bill Martin for alerting us to this terrific news! About the increasing defiance, I mean, not the corporate media’s usual dereliction of duty. That’s hardly news, let alone terrific.

8:26 pm on October 11, 2021

The Gathering Storm for Freedom

As Lew Rockwell posted, the good folks at Infowars showcase a video of a mother in Arkansas telling her young son that she and her friends won a lawsuit against his school so that hereafter, the tyrants can’t force him to wear a mask. Her voice breaks as she relays this fantastic news, and her joyous hug with her son is priceless!

For even more encouragement, click on the link to her original post at Twitter and scroll down to the clip from a pilot for Southwest. Watch this man, who likely never thought about liberty prior to COVIDCon, deliver a stirring defense of freedom’s inestimable value and a call to defiance of the dictators.

The silver lining to the scamdemic: it’s won liberty more recruits than anything since the TSA and its sexual assaults!

8:07 pm on October 11, 2021

Libertarians Join with Liberals in Criticizing Columbus Day and Praising Juneteenth

I see that some libertarians are joining with liberals in criticizing Columbus Day and praising Juneteenth. They obviously don’t listen to Tom Woods or read Brion McClanahan:

Hereditary slavery did not end in the United States until December 6, 1865, the ratification date of the 13th Amendment. Slave auctions continued in Kentucky through November 1865, five months after slavery supposedly ended on June 19th, 1865. If the last slaves were told they were free on June 19th, then what about slaves sold into slavery AFTER that point? Would be news to them. Delaware, Kentucky, and New Jersey (all slave States in 1865) rejected the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, and slavery was legal in each State until December, six months after June 19th, 1865. By the way, Delaware, Kentucky, and New Jersey were technically all UNION States during the War, though Kentucky was a special case and could be considered a Confederate State as well. Only Mississippi rejected the 13th Amendment from the former Confederate States. That means THREE Union States and only one Confederate State rejected the amendment that ended slavery after the War. So much for the theory that the Union fought the war to free the slaves, even after Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

7:55 pm on October 11, 2021

Columbus and the Flat Earth Myth

Being that today is celebrated from coast to coast as Columbus Day, what day is better to chose to again explode the hoary myth that Christopher Columbus sailed his epic voyage from Spain in order to prove that the Earth was spherical and not flat like conventional, orthodox belief of learned authorities held. And the best place to turn for a delightful and enriching historical account of this event is from the great Tom Woods, in the first episode of his classic TV series, The Catholic Church – Builder of Civilization. For many of you, this may be a little known aspect of the wonderful and engaging Woods you have not encountered before. Tom – heroically – courageously – methodically – diligently – and definitively created one of the most epic educational series ever broadcasted. Watch all thirteen episodes, and purchase and read the insightful book he authored which served as the scholarly basis of the series, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization.

5:06 pm on October 11, 2021

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