January 10th, 2021

#7480: Rumors, hearsay, and hope

Fervent hope, though the guy Vox is quoting has no more information than we do.
* Expect the emergency broadcast system to be activated. The FCC just recently released a memorandum speaking to the requirements under Federal law to send messages from the president to the public.
* Expect confusion. We are in a battle for our republic against elites that are attempting the very coup that they are accusing Trump of doing. In battle, there will be disinformation but know that plans are being fulfilled.
* Expect high profile arrests to take place over the next 12 days and at any time. You may wake one morning to find someone in high office is no longer there.
* Expect this to be a bumpy ride to the very end. This is not a television show where things are resolved in 45 minutes.
* Expect more bombshell evidence to be released between now and Jan. 20th.
* Expect some sort of internet blackout or outage....
* Expect Trump to be inaugurated on Jan 20th!
* Expect the executive order from 2018 and/or the Insurrection Act to be enacted. This DOES NOT mean martial law. Remember that we have been under a state of emergency since 2018 which gives the president many powers to act.
Someone, somewhere, pointed out that one of the requirements of the Insurrection Act is for the President to issue a proclamation to the insurgents telling them to "go home".

And what did he say? "We love you, but go home. Go home peacefully." (Paraphrased.) Twittle deleted the post almost immediately, but he made the announcement.

Vox Day is convinced that Trump is doing all this--waiting as long as he has--in order to let the real traitors show their true colors. They certainly have! Everyone from Pence down to the gangsters in congress...and I just can't get past the point that if they were confident of their victory they would not be trying to impeach him.

So I went to the link that Vox included in the post, and--and, it's another case where if even a minority of the assertions made there are true, it's mind-blowingly huge. Quoting one sentence will explain it. "I hereby call for the immediate arrest of Michael Richard Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States, for Treason."

The link that Vox includes in his post goes to an open letter, which has three links in it, and that sentence appears in the third link. It is necessary to read all three of them, in order, to understand why this guy is calling for Pence to be arrested for treason.

And almost certainly we are not actually going to hear about people being arrested in Washington, D.C., unless the press can spin it as "Trump has seized total control of the United States!" The Democrat-media complex (DMC) has already labeled a peaceful protest as "insurrection" and Nancy Pelosi has committed an act of treason (or at least sedition) in trying to usurp the chain of command.

Let's face it: no one told me that the fall of the United States was going to be entertaining, but the hysterical shrieking from the DMC reveals how frightened they are, and I find that a wonderful thing to behold. They're not afraid of Trump fomenting insurrection and illegally hanging on to power; they're afraid of the failure of their attempted coup, and having to face the consequences for all the laws they've broken over the years.

Pelosi's call to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was ostensibly made because she's afraid Trump will nuke someone. This is projection, as always, because that's what she'd do if her shit was being fricasseed on live TV. But what I think what she was actually doing was trying to subvert the chain of command, to get the military leaders to refuse to support Trump, or to remove him from government. She was, in fact, trying to incite a military coup, which is sedition.

...and probably treason, as well, because if I'm right, there are foreign governments' hands all over this shit.

"Italian affidavit," is what I'm saying.

Why are they scared, though, with a scant 10 days left of the Trump administration?

The answer can be found here.
Trump has a duty to defend the country against enemies both foreign and domestic. I'm convinced that, in order to do so, Trump will hand off the presidency to a Military Tribunal, as a result of what has now emerged. When the Tribunals are over, they will hand the presidency back to Trump, as we all know he was the rightful, truthful winner.

They're terrified, and this is why they're rushing to cross red line after red line, after committing to the fraud they all knew was fraud on the night and into the wee hours of the morning on the 6th and 7th. They sealed their fate with that certification.

Nothing else explains everything we're seeing so far; the panic, the scramble, the utter fear in their eyes.

Because nothing can stop what is coming. NOTHING.

And they're all about to learn that the hard way.
And then there's this tidbit:
And remember, in the case of high treason, Military Intelligence takes over all the 3 letter agency investigations and doesn't answer to congress. That means all those FBI cases that their forever quislings have always squashed at the top are going to be active and prosecuted. Chain of Command directly from the President is a wonderful thing.
There's a saying: if you're innocent, you're better off before a military court. If you're guilty, you're better off before a civilian one.

The military tribunal mentioned above would not bow to political pressure, lobbyists, journalists, reporters, twiddle, fatzboob, or even Caesar's ghost. They would look at the black-letter law, the evidence of its violation, and the seriousness of the crime's effects on the safety of the United States...and take a rather dim view of people who sold out to foreign interests.

Do you understand that a politician who helps a foreign power subvert a federal election has, in fact, committed treason?

There has been so much treason and sedition committed by elected and appointed government officials over the last four years, I'm skeptical that there will be any inauguration on the 20th, if this goes to plan. Perhaps that's why Trump has said he will not be attending the inauguration.

The really funny thing about this is something that I've been saying all along: that all of this could have been avoided if the Democrats had simply come clean and let the process clear the errors. But when someone is a liar, and a cheat, and he's found out, he reflexively doubles down on it. He has too much invested in the falsehood to give it up and say, "Yeah, I shoudn't have tried that."

They could have let the audits and investigations go forward, and, "Well, shazam! How do you like that? We had no idea this was going on! This is terrible! Those responsible have been sacked."

You see, for the Democrats, doubling down has always worked before. It's never failed them; they've never told a lie that got exposed which didn't lead to them lying even harder about it. Their allies in the press would helpfully not question the new spin and it would all be quietly forgotten.

But that, as a once-popular song goes, was yesterday.



That was before the DMC spent four years trying to ooze slime all over President Trump, and in fact that was before Trump was even elected. During the Obama administration it became obvious how all-in the press was for Democrats, to the point that I got tired of writing posts about the latest proof of the press' leftward bias. I said, during Obama's administration, that the press was wasting its credibility on this stuff, and that someday they would need that credibility and be dismayed to find that it was gone.

There are a hell of a lot of Americans who now take a simple approach to anything these shitweasels say: Don't believe them. Don't trust them. The mainstream media has become a left-wing echo chamber, and the only folks that take them seriously are leftists.

Or, rather, I should say that the mainstream media was a left-wing echo chamber all along, only now they have dropped all pretense at fairness.

Nothing they threw at Trump in the past five years stuck, because it was all the same tiresome nonsense we'd heard a dozen times before during every last republican administration. The endless scandal pieces and the character assassination and the lurid accusations and the fact that not one major outlet ever had a good thing to say about him--all that did was to convince a large number of Americans that the press was out to get Trump. And once a "journalist" reveals that he's got an axe to grind, he's not really a journalist any longer; he's a propagandist.

And by the way, do you know that President Trump's popularity has gone up since January 6?

...but they don't realize this, because none of them takes seriously anything said by the rubes in flyover country. Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" are a bunch of hicks and hayseeds, not sophisticated and educated elites, so obviously they're easy to trick into abandoning their support for Trump, right? All we need is to find the right salacious story and push it every day--

Something that worked with George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan, and Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford--go negative, stay negative, keep hammering negativity, all the time--eventually you push down the man's poll numbers and at that point you've won because he has no popular support.

My favorite example is from November of 1992. There was a column in the paper, at the front of the business section--I've talked about this before--where they had a list of economic indicators and discussed the prospects for the economy over the next couple fiscal quarters.

Prior to November 3, 1992, there was a constant drumbeat in that column of "recession, recession, recession", leavened with a few positives and some numbers which were "too close to call". This was 1992; they couldn't be too obvious about it, so positive numbers were reported as such without any spin. The important thing was that the numbers which were not positive were usually "recession" rather than "too close to call". But after November 3, 1992, when Bill Clinton was the president-elect, suddenly the exact same quality of numbers that were called "recessionary" turned into "too close to call".

And of course later that year the Christmas shopping season was absolutely fantastic compared to 1991's or 1990's. Even though the numbers were largely the same.

...but that kind of thing, pulled every last day since 2016, had no effect on Donald J. Trump. Because the press wasted their credibility on propping up Obama, who was arguably among the worst presidents this country has ever seen.

That credibility is gone. So no one to the right of Vladimir Lenin believed the press when they said there was no fraud in the 2020 election. That would have been an uphill battle even in 2008, but in 2020? After four years of people not believing that Trump had colluded with Russia, or paid hookers to pee on a hotel bed in Moscow, or any of the other complete nonsense of which he was accused, why did the press think we'd believe them about the election?

Why did the Democrats think they could deny the voice of the people, in wholesale lots, and still expect the country to remain governable? The patriots entering the Capitol building, unarmed, was nothing compared to what is coming if they actually get away with what they've done.

But I'm not sure they will.

* * *

Incidentally--did you notice that within hours of her death, we knew who Ashli Babbitt was, but the press has been saying for days that "five people lost their lives" and we don't have names or faces or anything, except for hers?

I don't believe that the other four deaders actually exist. I won't, either, unless I see their names and faces and biographies, and from a source I trust.

The late and lamented Ms. Babbitt was a victim of scared Capitol Police opening fire when they should not have. The other four alleged corpses have been invented out of whole cloth simply to show that the patriots were so "dangerous" that the Capitol police were fearing for their lives.

Well, one bit suggests that three people at the rally had heart attacks. Yep! Dangerous insurgents!!!!

* * *

Rumor has it that the Capitol police are denying that any of their officers was killed. However, it looks as if one of their officers had a stroke after the excitement was over.

* * *

Delta landed a plane and put people off of it because they had a private conversation about supporting President Trump. Allegedly. Any corroboration? Should we be boycotting Delta Airlines now?

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Heard tell that even if the senate wanted to hear the impeachment case, they can't, because until the 20th it takes a unanimous vote for them to hold sessions for such weighty matters. I didn't really understand it, because the place this was mentioned said the senate could vote to remove Donald Trump from office on January 21st...which is after Joe Biden is supposed to be inaugurated.

Perhaps that's why I can't find the story now: it implied that Trump will still be the legitimate President on Jan 21st, and the only way to remove him then will be to impeach him.

But it's also nonsense for another reason: that rule is one that's self-imposed on the senate. It's a rule they made for themselves, like the "no filibuster" rule for opposing judicial opponents. Certainly I don't think there's anything like that in the Constitution, so what's to keep them from changing it? (Hell, even if there were something in the Constitution, I'm sure they'd find a way to ignore it, and the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democrat party, the Supreme Court, would rubber-stamp it assuming the lower courts even bothered to hear the case.)

The senate can hear that case any damned time they please, and because the Democrats have stolen the majority--and no one cares to try stopping them--they can take that shit as soon as the house extrudes it, and put their own imprimatur on it.

* * *

So: for every positive angle I am finding a negative angle. It's hard to know which one is more likely to happen. The thing that I take heart in is how frightened the establishment is.

They are afraid--they are very afraid--and that is the source of my courage. They would not be afraid if they were assured of victory, nor would they be afraid if their victory was likely.

The fact that they are so scared that Pelosi committed open sedition in an attempt to stop Trump indicates to me that they are losing.

Look: if you're winning, you don't go on the record saying that you tried to get the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff to betray his commander in chief and invalidate the nuclear launch codes. (Or give them to you, if one rumor is right.) But if you're losing, and in losing you face losing everything and ending up in jail (and maybe facing a firing squad to boot) then one more capital crime is not really a big risk.

Honestly, I think that Pelosi thought that the chairman of the joint chiefs was her intellectual inferior and that she could bully or scare him into doing what she wanted, only--guess what?--high officers are usually highly intelligent people in their own right.

I'd bet money he recognized her phone call for what it was. If I had been in his shoes not only would I have reminded her that Trump is the legitimate commander in chief, but I also would have pointed out to her that by trying to incite a military coup she was engaging in sedition, "Oh, and by the way, this phone call is being listened to by another party who is taking notes, so it's all on the record, Madame Speaker...."

The funny thing about this is that in Apocalyptic Visions there is a scene where a politician is confronted with a military man who is better at politics than he is....

* * *

The longer this goes on, the longer it looks as if the American left is really trying to seize total power over the country, meaning this isn't just the Democrats trying to get away with stealing an election. They really did expend a lot of resources on trying to make this happen--so many that there's no way back for them, no way to hide what was done, except to win and rewrite history to erase the crimes they committed.

That's why Big Tech is deplatforming right-wingers now; they have to shut us up. But the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

They were cocksure that they could pull off a coup without anyone ever knowing they did it, but when things started going wrong for them on November 3, instead of stopping it, they doubled down. That's reflexive for them, but I think they had to do that because if they lost, Trump would have another four years, and they'd lose more than just those four years when he fired up the legal apparatus of the federal government. Their cause would have suffered a severe setback: a decade, two decades, maybe three decades' worth of work undone.

And so they doubled down again, and again, and again, to the point that their crimes were obvious to all but the willfully blind...and so now they needed not just to succeed in installing Joe Biden in the White House, but also to enact totalitarian rule over the country, else the people will throw them out. Not slowly, as had been the plan, but right away, as quickly as possible, because there's no time for incrementalism now.

And it was still not enough. Trump is still popular, still President, and to their dismay he apparently has one humdinger of a plan.

And so, they panic. Trump is not Richard Nixon or George W. Bush; he's not going to resign and he's not going to let them get away with seizing control of the nation. They might get it anyway, but they're going to have to show the American people who they really are in the process--and if they do that, the American people will rebel. They know it; and so they're stuck: they cannot do what they need to do to seize power immediately, because the American people are themselves armed to the teeth. But they also cannot afford not to seize power immediately.

I say that this could have been avoided if the Democrats had given up; but in fact I don't think they can give up now, because it would mean the end of their plans. Giving up on November 4 or 5 would have meant the same thing that a Trump victory means now, I think.

Like leftists do, they got eager and overreached. They can still pull out a win here, but it's not going to be a cakewalk, and instead of ruling over a nation that believes itself to be free, they will be frantically trying to keep the lid on a country where at least a third of their population is seeking to string them up from lamposts.

I want them to lose this, because I don't want that to happen here. But if it does, we must be prepared to face it.

Faith! Courage!

#7481: Two bits about space

The latest WOW! signal is coming from Alpha Centauri.

If I understand what's written there, the signal is continuing. It's still just an unmodulated radio wave; or at least it's a radio wave in which we see no modulation. (Those two are not the same; I'll get to that in a bit.) A continuous signal lasting weeks is not likely to be a natural phenomenon.

They've been patiently eliminating possible terrestrial sources for it. They've gone very far with that, to the point that they've just about run out of things to eliminate. Further, it looks as if it's coming from somewhere in Proxima Centauri's habitable zone, and there are at least two planets orbiting within the confines of that area.

Still probably not aliens, mind you, but it's getting more difficult to rule that out.

Why now? Let's say it's aliens; if they've been listening to us all this time, one comment asks, what happened 8.8 years ago here that would prompt them to try talking to us?

8.8 years ago, that was...2012, wasn't it? Early 2012? Hmm...carry the three...March 24, 2012. Nothing in the blog about world events then. Hmm.

More likely, if it's aliens, they just started broadcasting 4.4 years ago (8/17/16) because that's when the transmitter was finished.

Here's a thought: has anyone thought to try sending an unmodulated signal back? I mean, from Alpha Centauri, I'm sure that the Sun looks like a radio star, giving off a hash of radio signals up and down the EM spectrum. It's not like our existence is a secret; that ship sailed right after Marconi invented the f-ing thing. (Or "Tesla".)

Still--what if they're using a modulation scheme we haven't invented yet? It might look like an unmodulated signal to us (much the same way an early radio with a coherer wouldn't be able to receive single sideband FM, but might detect the carrier wave if tuned correctly) but of course then we have to wonder how they got to an advanced modulation scheme without going through the simple ones first. I can think of some reasons why that might be, but none of them are very likely.

* * *

"The Man Who Sold Mars? In any event, private space ventures are actually going someplace, which is made of awesome. I wish this guy all the best." The 6th section down from the top, this is a link to a Christian Science Monitor story about...SpaceX.

If I could go back in time and show myself, in 2008, the video of the first Falcon Heavy test--my earlier self would shake his head in disgust and say, "Holy shit, are you fat!"

No, wait. He'd say that, but he'd also be blown away by the sight of two Falcon 9 boosters landing themselves. Just the same was I was when I saw it happen a few years ago.

* * *

The past week was pretty exhausting, what with the first full week after the holidays and the Democrat coup and everything, so my wife and I spent too much time sleeping today. That's why I'm awake at going on 3 AM; I got up early but returned to bed, then was up again for a while but went back to sleep again. I don't think I slept much more than six or seven hours in total, but that sleep was broken by a few hours of consciousness here and there. As of now, I've been up since about 7 PM ish.

But I'm going to go change the litter in the cat boxes and then brush teeth, wash face, take pills, and hit sack. I am starting to get sleepy.

#7482: If this is true--you know, I'm getting a little tired of saying that.

But I'll keep using the words as long as they're necessary.

RUMOR HAS IT--

Pope arrested! There's only one source for it but a sitting pope has allegedly been arrested, on "an 80- count indictment of charges including possession of child pornography, human trafficking, incest, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony fraud."

It's nowhere in the news. There are three anomalies, though, which support it. 1) a 5-hour period where the Vatican had no power. 2) St. Peter's square was empty the next morning. (Sunday morning, I assume.) 3) The pope did not say prayers at noon as scheduled.

No idea if a reason for the latter was given.

God bless Ann Barnhardt. I have not been reading her blog, for reasons, and now I believe this may have been an error. She goes very heavy on the "antipope" stuff, though, and I don't have a dog in that fight, which is why I kind of lost interest. But she brings a very intelligent and hard right viewpoint to everything she discusses.

Anyway, that post points out that a shitton of roadblocks went up in Italy all around Rome at about the same time the Vatican had its five-hour power failure.

What I do know is that if he's actually been arrested on those listed charges, then it hints at something extremely large coming down the pike.

More rumor has it that George Soros was arrested not too long ago, but that's another single-source story. If true, though, I think the schadenboner from that will last me a good month at the minimum. That nazi bastard has been a pain in the ass of every anti-socialist person in the world for far too long.

Consider this, though: perhaps these single-source stories remain so because the press refuses even to ask questions about them. If there is a world-wide network of pedophiles, working behind the scenes to bring about world communism, the press is a wholly-owned subsidiary of it.

* * *

No news on which airline did this but they landed the plane at the nearest airport and kicked everyone off because at least some passengers were singing "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Do you want to see what America will be like under a Biden/Harris administration? That's it, right there.

I think that every flight, going forward, should feature the singing of the national anthem.

* * *

"No constitutional grounds for impeachment" which is a laugh and a half--the gangsters don't care about following the Constitution in any serious way.

The other day I made a comment about a "cargo cult election", and I think I'm going to expand on that a bit. If you have never read Richard Feynman's discussion of cargo cult science, it is available, verbatim, for your perusal. You don't need to read it to understand what I'm going to say, but it might extend your understanding to read it.

But I will borrow Feynman's description of a cargo cult:
In the South Seas there is a cargo cult of people. During the war they saw airplanes with lots of good materials, and they want the same thing to happen now. So they've arranged to make things like runways, to put fires along the sides of the runways, to make a wooden hut for a man to sit in, with two wooden pieces on his head to headphones and bars of bamboo sticking out like antennas--he's the controller--and they wait for the airplanes to land. They're doing everything right. The form is perfect. It looks exactly the way it looked before. But it doesn't work. No airplanes land. So I call these things cargo cult science, because they follow all the apparent precepts and forms of scientific investigation, but they're missing something essential, because the planes don't land.
2020 featured a cargo cult election, because the forms were right and it looked exactly like a normal election...but they were missing some key elements, the important parts, which were necessary so that the planes would land and bring the cargo.

And our sitting government is engaging in cargo cult governance. They're following the forms, doing what they've always done, but there are key elements missing from their actions and the planes aren't landing. (Except where they are, see the previous vignette, but I was speaking metaphorically.)

The Democrats and the rethuginicans are the high priests of the cargo cult, telling us that days of prosperity, peace, and freedom are ahead of us, and all we have to do is to trust them and improve the runway, tend the fires, spiff up the dummy in the shack and give him a fresh set of headphones, and the cargo will come and all will be well. But the problem is, the people who follow those high priests, they're noticing that after literal decades of doing all this stuff, they are much worse off than they were before, and the high priests are asking them to give up even more. They're noticing that the planes don't land, but somehow the high priests are living better than ever, and all the while the priests tell the people "we're all in this together" and Some Sacrifices Must Be Made in order to bring the planes in.

That's what the fraudulent Trump impeachment is about. It's not about removing him from office; the process is going to take longer than the days left in his term, yet no one in the media has said that. They're blithely going ahead and talking about the senate's impeachment hearing taking place in the opening days of Biden's term of office. If we get that far, Trump is no longer President, and can't be removed from office...yet they're planning to do it! They're planning to have the senate convict Trump and remove him from an office he no longer occupies!

Because this is not about removing him from office; it's about disgracing him. It's about (somehow, extra-constitutionally) making sure he can never be President again. I'm sure the Supreme Court will find that part of it constitutional, but if these morons think that retroactively removing Trump from office will cause him to lose stature in the eyes of those who elected him, they'd better think again.

"The deep state impeached Trump twice" is a motherfucking BADGE OF HONOR.

I don't know how congress can bar a man from the Presidency. I'm not sure they can, according to the Constitution; but of course the Supreme Court is a wholly owned subsidiary of Soros Incorporated now. Besides, Biden's ventriloquist will have plenty of time to pack the Supreme Court with eight or twelve 23-year-old ethnic studies majors who don't know anything whatsoever about constitutional law, but do know how to vote well to the left of Josef Stalin and who will always be wearing Ernesto Guevara shirts under their robes.

It has nothing to do with following--let alone protecting or defending--the Constitution. The DC gangsters see the Constitution as a hindrance, an old piece of nonsense that's little better than used toilet paper. They are smarter, more sophisticated, knowledgeable, and modern than those old white racists were, so of course they know better. Oh, that thing was fine for back then, but in today's society, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and especially the right to keep and bear arms, why, that just doesn't work any longer. We'll keep the rag around and occasionally pay it lip service, because it keeps the rubes and hicks quiet, but of course most of the time we'll ignore it.

After all, we're in charge now. And you'd better get used to that boot on your face, pal.

* * *

Dred Scott has been superseded.
Most historians agree that the Dred Scott decision was one of the worst in the history of the Supreme Court. What will future historians think of the John Roberts court handwaving away the claims of Texas and others? Electoral fraud is a major problem. If American citizens do not have standing to contest a stolen election, then what good is American citizenship? Earlier this year, the ACLU filed suit against the Trump Administration claiming that the policy of excluding illegal aliens from the census was discriminatory. Rather than dismissing it for lack of standing, courts heard the case. It is a sad commentary on our society that our courts are able to find standing for illegal aliens and foreigners before they allow actual citizens to demand accountability in our elections.
Roberts himself is one of the people who is owned by...whoever it is. We may learn that in the coming weeks or months; but the identity of that person (or people) is really only a detail. We can see by his behavior that Roberts is beholden to someone, and he has made questionable rulings time and again since the Obama administration came to power.

Roberts was saving his own bacon. He knows that if Trump remains President, the truth will out...and the truth will destroy people like John Roberts.

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John C. Wright explains better than I can why my watchwords are Faith! and Courage!
Without these days of darkness, without the desperation and the appearance of victory for the worldly powers, they would never have shown themselves, never have flown their true colors, never have cast public votes for treason.

The penalty for treason is the only criminal penalty written in the Constitution. It is death.

They have written out their death warrants with their own hands.

They have damned themselves by failing to keep faith with nation, law, sworn duty, patriotic love, personal honor, alliance, friendship, humanity. They have failed to keep faith with God.

It is my belief that God permits these dark days, and offers the worldly powers the appearance of victory, out of an abundance of mercy no human heart understands.

A man who signs of his own death warrant has a moment when he stands and looks with horror and regret at what he is doing, and what he has done. He sees his own name, written in his own hand, on the instrument that condemns him to mortal death and perhaps to eternal death.

It is an opportunity to step back. Before he damns himself, while he is still alive, he can step back, and perhaps blot out the name written there.
Have you seen how Trump does things? How he has given his enemies every possible chance to change their minds and to do the right thing, to redeem themselves at their last possible opportunity?

I don't think that's coincidence. Trump is a man, a human being like you or I, but history since 33 AD is replete with times when one man (or woman, in a few cases) rose up and smote ruin upon the enemies of truth.

One of the things I've learned--alas, how tardily!--that some of the things that I do, extraordinary things, they don't come from me. The happiness that I have been allowed to feel, the deep-seated joy in my heart that has come to me time and again over the past nine years--since 2011--that is not the result of any earthly influence. There are things which can only have come to me from God. None of them are big things; they're all little ones, but these small miracles are enough to convince me that there is nothing more important in this universe than keeping faith in God.

When the chest freezer died and I had to empty it of fifty pounds of rot, before I could get it out of the house? As I picked up packages of rotten meat and tossed them into a garbage bag, holding back my nausea at the unholy stench coming from the freezer, I started to sing, "This is the day that the Lord has made! Rejoice in it, and be glad!" which is a hymn they use every so often at worship services at my church. Based on a psalm unless I'm mistaken. But I did it to remind myself that as powerfully disgusting a task as it was, the Lord had made me equal to it, and that when I came face to face with Him, that temporarly inconvenience would be utterly meaningless.

There are times when I look at the world around me and realize that while everything we do here is vitally important, ultimately none of it lasts. "Dust In The Wind". "We live in the universe of the dead." How we deal with it is what's important.

Remember that Jesus picked fishermen and other common men to be his disciples, rather than kings and high priests? Remember that his teachings and his power turned them into men who could spread his teachings so far that even two thousand years later his words still resonate throughout the world. Jesus Christ was hated by the powerful in his day, and is still hated by evil men to this day, because he spoke a truth that they cannot control, cannot corrupt, cannot eliminate.

I will believe to my dying day that Donald Trump decided to run for President after seeing the rot that existed, having his stomach turned by it, and deciding to do something--whatever he could--about it. I don't think of him as any kind of prophet or religious figure, but I do think that, even so, his footsteps have been guided by Providence.

Faith! Courage!

#7483: Sunday

A pleasant, mostly-quiet Sunday so far. Twigs is sitting on my desk, next to me, in a proper cat pose with his tail wrapped around his feet.

Got up around 11:30, and Mrs. Fungus was not far behind me; but she's returned to bed.

It's grey outside, somewhere around freezing, no precipitation in the forecast.

The loudest sounds are the hum of the fans in my computer, and the ticking of the clock on the wall.

Incidentally, this computer has a name now: ISCANDAR. The planet of Starsha, where the Argo went to get the Cosmo-Cleaner ("Cosmo DNA" in the English dub) to save Earth. I was looking through old posts of this extrusion of mine and found the list I'd been looking for in late October.

I may join Mrs. Fungus for a nap after this, or I may not.

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This seems to be the inevitable result of all this "all whites are always racist" horseshit.
My 15-year-old brother told me he is learning about the concept of "systemic racism" in his English class. His teacher instructed her students that white people in our society are privileged and people of color are marginalized and disadvantaged. She went on to divide the class into groups and told them to discuss "white fragility" -- the feeling of discomfort white people experience when forced to confront racial inequality.

But the lesson actually left my brother, one of five people of color in his class, feeling awkward and discomforted. What he had been raised to see as a trivial and unimportant trait -- the color of his skin -- was suddenly spotlighted and politically charged, and all his white classmates were implicitly being told to see him as different from them, and vice versa.
Let me start first with the class in which the kid is getting this indoctrination: English class. Not social studies, or civics, or anything of the sort.

In a class where the kid is supposed to be learning grammar and spelling and such, instead, the school is using it to push leftist propaganda which has nothing whatsoever to do with the English language.

Every time I see one of those pearl-clutching, handkercheif-wringing articles about how far below other first-world countries the US is in terms of education, I think of things like this. This is why the US has a third-world educational system. Do you think that Japanese kids, sitting in their ninth grade Japanese language classes, are being lectured about their privilege and being forced to take part in a marxist struggle session, or do you think they're actually learning Japanese grammar and composition?

What a load of horseshit this is.

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I got a kick out of today's LuAnn. You can tell exactly what he's thinking....

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Good point in today's Day By Day strip. Paraphrased just a bit, "Trump is the only thing between eighty million pissed off Americans and traitor senators."

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Someone posted, somewhere, a report that Lindsay Graham was bawling his eyes out in an airport bathroom, but now I can't find the reference. Here's video of him being escorted by airport police as people yell "TRAITOR! TRAITOR!" at him, and they are not just chanting it as if "this is what they told us to say", but more of a "I MEAN THIS YOU MOTHERFUCKER AND YOU'RE LUCKY ALL THOSE COPS ARE HERE" kind of way.

Graham might very well have gone off somewhere to cry, because he knows that he's torpedoed his career by supporting the gangsters. Hell--by being one himself, for fuck's sake, if his actions are any guide at all.

But I covered the coup in the last entry.

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How to do a Dalek voice. Requires a ring modulator and a microphone. The Moog Moogerfooger can be had for about $400 from ebay, I hear. But if you don't need the name brand it looks like you could get one for $80-ish.

I bet someone makes an app, though.

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Tomorrow is Monday, the beginning of a new week. I hope I'm ready for it.

#7484: Apparently the 25th amendment stuff is still in play.

RUMOR HAS IT!

The non-rumor part is that Pelosi did post an open letter to Democrats outlining their plans for tomorrow, which are to call for the VP and cabinet to oust Trump from office. If they don't hear back from Pence in 24 hours, they're going ahead with impeachment.

There's this odd phrase, though: "This resolution calls on the Vice President to convene and mobilize the Cabinet to activate the 25th Amendment to declare the President incapable of executing the duties of his office, after which the Vice President would immediately exercise powers as acting President."

If the President is removed from office, the vice president becomes the president. He doesn't become an "acting president" but the real thing. This little odd phrase indicates to me that congress would immediately act to get rid of Pence, before he could appoint a VP, and thus get Pelosi into the Oval Office for the remainder of Trump's term.

They're panicking. A commentor opines, "For people on the verge of complete victory over their enemies, they sure seem terrified of something." Because if they weren't afraid, they would be relaxing and enjoying the quiet time between winning the election (however fraudulently) and taking total control of the USA. I mean, these are federal politicians; they don't like hard work!

Meanwhile, commentor Turk187 asks an interesting question.
If you're some Democrat peon who has no clue what is going on, what does this look like? Biden "won" the election, you've seen no evidence on CNN that there was any question that Biden is about to be sworn in. What do you think Trump could possibly be up to that would require the 25th amendment? Why impeach him now? What does all of this look like from there?
I don't know of any way to get a straight, honest answer from the Democrat party's useful idiots, but I'd bet money they'd just say it's to keep Trump from trying to retain power.

As for the nonsense they're pumping out, one of the things they're doing is to bar "insurrectionists" from holding federal office. A fiver says "insurrection" means whatever the Democrats want it to mean, whenever they want it to apply, so they can bar anyone they don't like from office. (Apparently DICK durbin is co-sponsoring legislation that defines MAGA rallies as "domestic terrorist activity". So much for the First Amendment!)

Apparently there's also something coming down the pike to remove 15 republican legislators from office, for "reasons" approximately as valid as the ones for removing Trump.

Rumors, though, and my own thoughts: someone pointed out that what happened at the Vatican may not have been the arrest of the false pope, but a snatch-and-grab to get hold of evidence. That fits the facts, and even better than the fake pope being arrested does. There are assertions floating around that during the patriotic Capitol rush, computers belonging to high-up Democrats were taken by covert operatives disguised as patriots.

The outright panic we see might be due to the obvious seizure of hard evidence, incontrovertible hard evidence of perfidy on a massive scale, possibly even rising to the level of treason...and if that's so, the next nine days are going to be really interesting.

--or very boring, with a big finale.

25th amendment nonsense is a bluff to get Trump to back down.
As usual, Trump reveals people. He is showing us a party not content in victory, but paranoid in its scramble for power, acting guilty, and demonstrating the mental stability of a homeless guy who just found a bag of meth and crack under a case of MD 20/20.
That "content in victory" part--remember how Obama acted when he won in 2008? Remember how Clinton acted in 1992? Neither of them tried to get the sitting President removed from office, and the Democrats did not flail around in a panic at what might happen if they didn't get rid of him now now now now now!

Don't hand me that bullshit about "insurrection". The Great Patriot Capitol Rush was about as harmful as the myriad of Code Pink rushes we've seen over the years. If your first thought when I made that previous point was "but muh insurrection!" just be quiet; adults are talking. If that one Capitol cop had not panicked and shot Ashli Babbitt, there wouldn't have been any deaths. (And as before: if you want me to believe there were five deaths there, show me their faces and names and biographies from a source I trust. CNN is not it; neither is Faux News.)

The Democrats really are unhinged over all this.
Who, exactly, invaded the Capitol building on Wednesday when that mass of Trump supporters swarmed up the hallowed hill? ... somebody else went in there, too, and rounded up a whole bunch of congressional laptops, including several in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office, foolishly left behind when members were evacuated in a panic.

... A story circulating on the web from one Maria Zack, founder of a fair election monitoring org called Nations in Action, says that the election ballot fraud operation was run out of Italy through a set of that country's communication satellites by a CIA team working with former Italian government officials, and one of Italy's defense contractors. The story claims that former president Barack Obama was directly involved and that the operation was financed with dollars skimmed from the billions of dollars transferred to Iran under the terms of Mr. Obama's No Nukes deal. ...

Did congress knowingly certify a fraudulent election? That will be a tantalizing question in the days ahead. Another rumor in the fog says that Director of National Intelligence Ratcliffe delivered a report on foreign interference in the election to members of congress following the conclusion early Thursday morning of their electoral college business. Was that the match that set Resistance panties on fire? Mr. Ratcliffe has been missing-in-action for more than a week. His report was originally scheduled for delivery to the president November 18. It was postponed and everybody forgot about it, especially the news media.
Now do you get it? Why they're panicking?

Working with a foreign government to subvert an election cannot be anything other than treason, and the Constitution says that traitors should be executed for their crimes.

Congress knowingly certifying a fraudulent election is also heap bad juju, for a variety of legal reasons--but it also won't play well in Peoria. Presented with actual evidence of electoral fraud, how much of the electorate will still be able to honestly deny that it took place?

The hardcore leftists will insist it was all made up, of course, but they are a slim minority. Let's be extra-generous and say that 25% of the country would flatly disbelieve the evidence, regardless of how rock-solid it was, solely because they can never admit that their side is capable of wrongdoing.

But that leaves 75% of three hundred and sixty million people--two hundred and seventy million!--who would, at the very least, have some doubt about not just the legality and fairness of the election, but the sitting government that allowed this to take place, and (indeed) did nothing whatsoever to stop it. Or even to slow it down.

All of this works out very bad for the Gangster Uniparty if it's revealed. They don't know what Trump is doing, and they are desperately trying to keep a lid on him. Are they? Can they? It seems to me that Trump is keeping mum for the moment, and that's making his opponents even more crazy than they otherwise would be.

What was on those laptops? Who has them? Was something taken from the Vatican? And if so, what?

"Fog of war" is frustrating no matter what the situation is, but it effects everyone equally. I'm glad I don't know what Trump's doing, because if I did, they would know, and would be able to counter it. The fact that Trump has remained silent thus far is extremely encouraging.

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Another thought, prompted by a comment at the Vox link: the big tech and social media companies have demonstrated, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they are in collusion to control what Americans hear and see on the Internet. Googe, Apple, tweedledee, futzbutt, even Amazon--they're all acting like typical communists do, once their power is secure.

At some point, this will lead to antitrust action against them. Perhaps it will be in twenty or thirty years, and maybe it'll only be twenty or thirty weeks. I don't know; but what I do know is that the American left is getting too greedy, too fast, and it's not going to play well with the proles regardless of who comes out on top of this thing.

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Meanwhile, because I'm a mob character, I'm going to take my pills, wash my face, and brush my teeth, and go to bed. Someone has to keep the computers working at the plant--though if the Internet goes down, we're not going to be doing an awful lot of business. Not having lived through a 21st century communist coup before, I'm not sure what happens to industry when the communications infrastructure is taken off-line, but I don't think we can take or fulfill orders without at least a telephone. And given that situation, what about shipping and receiving? All that stuff is coordinated by computer. No Internet, then we don't know who's sending us what until it arrives. (If it arrives.) And we can't pay for it since it's all handled with checks or electronic funds transfers. And no one can pay us for product we're shipping, either.

Trucks, rail--it's all coordinated by computer. No Internet, no shipping, period. No email. If the Internet is shut off, then count on telephony either also being down, or crapping out due to overloading. Forget cell phones. Basic radios work, but who has those any more? Don't figure on buying one at the truck stop, because they'll be gone ten minutes after the Internet craps out.

No one knows how this will play out. I'm not sure who's going to cut the communications system, either, nor how they'll do it--nor when, nor if they will. I'm thinking that the Domain Name Service poisoning thing is the most likely, because it leaves most business services alone; but if they get desperate enough they might just throw the switch and black out all communications. Tyrants don't care about economic dislocations, especially when they're fighting to gain or retain power. The little people are the ones who suffer, not them.

Just remember that the watchwords here are Faith! Courage! These words are the key to reminding yourself that despair is a sin, and there are no spaces in the heart of a Christian for doubts of the Lord's love for us.

But as I was saying, above, I need to get on with the work of getting on. I think I might send Vox's hosts.com information to myself at work, just to make sure I can access things if need be.

Wouldn't that make me look like a total hero, though, if the DNS poisoning happened, and I was able to fix it for my site? Heh.

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Totally apropos of nothing--

I've been noticing withdrawal symptoms lately, from the antianxiety medication. During the summer I stopped taking 10mg doses, and instead took the full 20mg prescribed dose.

Look: for seventeen years I've been taking half a tablet, because when I took the first one it knocked me unconscious for fourteen hours. This past summer, though--with the sleep apnea getting ever worse--I was starting to feel panicked nearly all the damned time. I was chalking it up to all the COVID horseshit, making me more anxious, so I started taking the prescribed dose. It helped, some, but I was still a mess and it further left me with the emotional response of a Vulcan.

Then, Thanksgiving weekend, I started using that CPAP machine, and...well, everything just got better. The anxiety vanished entirely; I stopped trying to avoid going to bed; I stopped falling asleep at work during quiet moments or conference calls. The GERD even improved; let's face it: if you can't inhale, that puts negative pressure in the respiratory tract, and where the esophagus meets the upper airway, gastric juices might just get through.

So I cut back to half a tablet again. That was a few days after Christmas. I'd intended to wait until New Year's Day but then realized there was no good reason to wait.

Times when I've missed a dose of this thing, I've started to feel dizzy. That's how I feel now; and so I'll go take my pills and it'll go away again.

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But now it's 11:49. That means under 7 hours of sleep before the alarm goes off. *sigh* Off I go.