Thursday, October 06, 2022

Obvious Truth

 

“Don’t fuck with the Bidens”


“Donald Trump could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and his followers would ignore it.” 


BANG!


See: Joe Biden revealed  — resulting in crickets at CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, NYT, WaPo


And like many things these days, what is accused of Republicans is actually Democrats “projection” of their own malfeasance.



STAND UP TO PROJECTION!

(AND MALFEASANCE)


Evolving Epigram

 


Curiosity killed the investigative reporter’s career…



STAND UP FOR CURIOSITY!


Headlines

 


Republicans gain ground in Senate races in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter may take inspiration from Chinese super apps

Former Hunter Biden associate: Joe Biden served as ‘chairman’ to overseas business dealings

Walker battles twin scandals: abortion accusation, son lashing out

Flight attendants guaranteed 10 hours rest under new FAA rule

Twitter shares surge as Elon Musk revives plan to buy company at original price

U.S. national debt tops $31 trillion

Donald Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in Mar-a-Largo case

Top Pentagon official hails Ukraine gains as ‘significant’ accomplishment

Ukraine takes back dozens of towns in ‘annexed’ regions; Putin is all out of moves, ex-CIA chief says

John Fetterman cast lone vote in failed bid to free man convicted of first-degree murder of highschooler

Tax collections set record …


STAND UP FOT AMERICA!


Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Fill in the Blank

 



_______________ is an ugly pimple on the face of humanity.


John Kerry

Vladimir Putin

Anthony Fauci

Nancy Pelosi

John Fetterman

Al Gore

Barack Obama

Xi Jinping

Joe Biden

Valarie Jarrett

Klaus Schwab


(I prefer them all.)



STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Interesting!

 

From Mostly Cajun blog

So much for the 19th Amendment



STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Headlines



Election officials confront a new problem: Whether they can trust their own poll workers

UN warns world is on the brink of a recession, and developing nations will bear the brunt

Trump sues CNN for defamation, seeks $475 million in damages

NYT argues Walker ‘is not part of the Black community’

Rubio maintained lead over Demings in new poll

Ukraine makes gains, pushing further into ‘annexed’ regions; Russian conscripts dying days into fighting

Biden says he was raised in the Puerto Rican community in Delaware

Gas prices hit record high in Los Angeles; soars past June high

North Korea sends missiles soaring over Japan

Mortgage mayhem sparks fear of housing market crash in Britain

Nonpartisan analysis: Biden’s student debt bailout still mostly helps high-earners

[Supreme] Court approval sinks to record low …


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Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Ice Age

 


Dear Pilgrim, during the last Ice Age, “c. 115,000 – c. 11,700” years ago, as the glaciers kept advancing across northern America … in some places a mile thick … plants could not exist to consume carbon dioxide … thus its consentration had to be increasing. And yet, instead of getting warmer, it got colder.


Conversely, when these glaciers were retreating, more plants sprung up … meaning less carbon dioxide … yet it kept getting warmer.


Hmmmmmm, so something else must have been afoot. No?


Could something else be happening today? Just asking …


STAND UP FOR SOMETHING ELSE!


Obvious Truth



To one extent or another we all live in blissful ignorance.



STAND UP FOR ENLIGHTENMENT!!


Headlines

 


Biden to announce $60M to bolster flood protections in Puerto Rico

Credit Suisse shares tank 10% on restructuring, capital concerns

Denmark says Nord Stream pipeline has stopped leaking

Toyota president: California’s ban on gas cars ‘difficult’ by 2035

Brazil election authority: Bolsonaro, Lula headed for runoff

UK government abolishes plan to cut taxes on high earners in major U-turn

U.S. Army falls 26% short of recruitment goal

Sanibel Island ‘not habitual’ …

Dem lead with Latinos halved in last decade

Oil prices could soon return to $100 as OPEC+ considers ‘historic’ cut, analysts say

Several members of Congress want to block Amazon’s acquisition of iRobot

Twitter audience small without spambots?


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Monday, October 03, 2022

More Cute Animals

 

From Woodsterman blog



STAND UP FOR FELINES!


Human Nature

 


Unable to do something, we humans will often perform a lesser task as solace. — Fletcher



STAND UP FOR HUMAN NATURE!


Mostly Cajun Pic

 


Before he entered politics …



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Headlines

 


Ukraine troops take over city one day after Putin declares it part of Russia

Fed’s preferred gauge shows inflation up more than expected in August

Trump holds ‘Save America’ rally in Warren, Michigan

Federal Judge rules against Stacey Abrams-backed group … Upholds 2018 Georgia voting law

Stampede at Indonesian soccer match leaves 174 dead

Brazil votes in tense Lula-Bolsolnero presidential race

VP Harris argues disaster relief should be given out ‘based on equity’ to ‘communities of color’ and women

Florida man dies in fiery Tesla crash

King Charles reportedly to cancel climate summit appearance

Ukraine claims full control of logistics hub of Lyman, eyes further gains

John Fetterman tells MSNBC host he’s going to ‘kick balls in the authority”

Ian death count tops 70 in Florida, drowning leading cause …


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Sunday, October 02, 2022

Quotable Quote



Virtue signaling is not virtuous. — Fletcher



STAND UP FOR HUMILITY!


Today’s Poser

Mathusuelah

 

If, for some reason, you could live 900 years, would you?



STAND UP TO TOUGH CHOICE!


Headlines

 


Russia abducts head of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, operator says

Facebook scrambles to escape stock’s death spiral as users flee, sales drop

All U.S. stock indices end quarter in bear market following latest bad Bidenflation report

Surprise! The economy is even worse than you thought

Ukrainian forces close in on Lyman in Donetsk region, Kyiv says

Dow tumbles 500 points on Friday to end September down nearly 9%

Biden signs bill financing government until mid-December, giving Ukraine another $12 billion

Dozens dead from Ian … One of strongest, costliest storms …

Arizona GOP claim: DOJ has not attempted to enforce false-elector subpoenas

Ukraine says Russians shell evacuation convoy, killing 20

Democrat leadership really doesn’t want Congressional stock trading banned

Musk unveils humanoid Optimus


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Saturday, October 01, 2022

Powerline Pic

 


Eco-warrior extraordinaire …



STAND UP TO GRETA!


Evolving Epigram

 


You can attract more pols with money than you can with vinegar.



STAND UP FOR VINEGAR!


Headlines

 


Lobster feud boils over in Maine

Euro zone inflation soars to a record 10%, piling pressure on the European Central Bank

Biden admin scales back student debt bailout following lawsuit

Mitt Romney’s refusal to endorse Mike Lee could cost GOP majority

Durham target heading to trial as probe winds down

In a reversal, the Education Department is now exuding some borrowers from student loan relief

CNN fires last remaining CNN+ staffers

Gov. DeSantis: Hurricane is a ‘500-year flood event’

Biden: FEMA’s response to Hurricane Ian is reinforcing faith in government

Ukraine says civilian convoy hit by Russian strike near Zaporizhzhia; Putin to announce annexations

VP Harris mocked over ‘disaster’ South Korea trip

Hurricane S Carolina … Life-threatening event


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Friday, September 30, 2022

An Upside



The only possible upside to Venezuela opening its prisons to cross America’s southern border is that some of them are likely political prisoners. — Fletcher


Maybe we could arrange a swap of our Jan 6 political prisoners held in the D.C. gulag? I’m sure that they would end up being better off.



STAND UP FOR FREEDOM!


Headlines

 


As Ian batters Florida, Puerto Ricans fear being forgotten

Pension fund panic led to Bank of England’s emergency intervention

Biden forgets Rep. Wolorski died in August — asks if she’s at White House event

Fetterman free fall: poll shows Democrat campaign collapse in PA

Newsom reverses course and signs farmworker bill backed by Biden

Ian weakens to a tropical storm after making landfall in Florida as a category 4 hurricane

Man who admitted shooting 84-year-old pro-life canvasser still not charged 

MAGA split: Taylor Greene’s husband files for divorce …

Number of millionaires soared during last year’s stock rally

Russia announces it will annex four occupied regions in Ukraine; Nord Stream tensions rise

Biden’s approval drops 5 points — Republicans gain in generic ballot

China opening police stations — in Canada?


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Thursday, September 29, 2022

Today’s Poser

 


Did the Putin-run voting in 4 regions of Ukraine choosing to be annexed by Russia include unsolicited mail-in ballots and unattended drop boxes? Maybe even a burst water pipe to stop the vote count … and the sudden appearance of a semi-trailer truck full of ballots?



STAND UP FOR FAIR ELECTIONS!


Apt Analogy

Shaking hands with Harvey, the 6-foot tall invisible rabbit


The Washington Post’s 4-year count of Trump “lies” was 30,573.  Jeff Bezos’ megaphone is not repeating an equivalent tally for Biden’s gaffes … but I’ll bet it’s on an equivalent pace.



STAND UP FOR PARITY!


O Tempora, O Mores

First see: Instapundit Pic.



Minstrel show from “Holiday Inn” movie, 1942



Contemporary RuPaul music video


Please explain for me the difference Pilgrim … 


STAND UP FOR TIMES AND CUSTOMS!


Obvious Truth

 


Climate Science is the modern-day version of alchemy. — Fletcher


There is a terrible lot that climate scientists either don’t know or are refusing to account for in their race to destroy the world.



STAND UP FOR REAL SCIENCE!


Carnac


Painting in Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse


The Answer: J-ism


The Question: What is the  political ideology advocated by Jeffery Epstein and Bill Clinton?



STAND UP FOR OUTING!


Headlines

 


European Union looks for Israel reboot with summit

Bank of England intervenes in bond market after a massive sell-off

It continues: Four more busloads of illegals arrive in ‘sanctuary’ New York City

Newsom on Dems: ‘We have a messaging problem’

UK already in a full-year recession as Europe faces a tough winter, S&P says

Former Polish defense minister alleges U.S. blew up Nord Stream pipeline

22 lawmakers demand Merrick Garland explain FBI raid on Mark Houck

Hurricane Ian knocks out power in Cuba

Results come in from sham elections in occupied Ukraine; Nord Stream sabotage being investigated

First lawsuit filed challenging legality of Biden’s student debt bailout

Ford’s electric truck utterly fails YouTuber’s towing test

Yellen eyes exit …


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Humbling Factoid



A hurricane like Ian carries the energy equivalent  of 500,000 Hiroshima-sized atomic bombs …  per day!  See: Deseret News.



STAND UP TO HURRICANES!


Quotable Quote


 

Humility is the balm on the embarrassing bruise of being wrong. — Fletcher



STAND UP FOR HUMILITY!


Instapundit Pic

 


Very interesting take…






STAND UP FOR PERSPECTIVE!


Advice for Joe Biden

 


Always carry a cue card telling you how to get off stage. — Fletcher



STAND UP TO  DEMENTIA!


Obvious Truth



The fact that the American dollar is so strong relative to the rest of the world’s currencies is a clear indication of how screwed up the fiscal management of foreign nations are. — Fletcher



STAND UP FOR FISCAL SANITY!


The Twilight Zone




The world is having a nervous breakdown … driven by an angst that our leaders have no idea what they are doing.



STAND UP FOR STABIlITY!


reddit Pic

 


Nord Stream natural gas leakage from pipeline sabotage …



STAND UP TO WAR!


Evolving Epigram

 


A little science is a dangerous thing. 


Pay attention, Anthony Fauci!



STAND UP TO CHARLATANS!


Headlines

 


Appeals court blocks California’s ban on for-profit prisons

Larry Summers blasts UK tax cuts as ‘utterly irresponsible’ and warns of possible contagion

Putin grants Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden

EU elites aghast as Giorgia Meloni claims Italian election

Harris to travel to Korea’s demilitarized zone, State House confirms

Three men charged with fraud in $100 million New Jersey deli scheme

Alec Baldwin likely to face charges in shooting death of Halyna Hutchins

Report: FBI raided Mark Houck even after he agreed to surrender

Bam! NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense test

Russia says it has right to use nuclear weapons if territory threatened; Moscow could annex more of Ukraine in days

New Orleans to dispatch civilians to crime scenes amid officer shortage

Hurricane warning: Tampa track thisclose … Cat 4 Florida


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Powerline Chart




Whoa Nelly!



STAND UP FOR DEMOGRAPHICS!


Funny!



Found this video on The Feral Irishman blog … obviously made back when humor was still permitted. Does this sound prescient?


Combination of Donald Trump and Hunter Biden?



STAND UP FOR HUMOR!


Headlines

 


Pollsters fear they’re blowing it again in 2022

British pound his a record low after government doubles down on tax cuts

Hurricane Ian forms into a powerful storm

Cheney: I will leave the GOP if Trump wins 2024 nomination

Germany’s Scholz links gas deal with United Arab Emirates

Chinese EV auto maker Li Auto cuts delivery outlook; Beijing extends tax breaks for electric cars

Latest poll shows GOP with a 5-point lead on generic ballot heading into midterms

Biden makes securing U.S. jobs easier for border crossers, illegals

Liz Truss is ‘a huge fan of the United States’

Apple begins making its iPhone 14 in India,marking a big shift in its manufacturing policy

Neighbors of man charged with killing Republican teen Cayler Ellington says he’s been ‘nuts his whole life’ had booze-fueled rampages

Tech stocks face another 10% drop or more


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Monday, September 26, 2022

Advice for John Kerry

 

The Flying Squirrels

Squirrel away jet fuel … say a 10-year supply or so for when the green dystopia occurs. — Fletcher



STAND UP FOR THE FLYING SQUIRREL!


More Cute Animals

 

From daily  timewaster blog



STAND UP FOR TIGHT SPOTS!


Advice for AOC


 

The best way to peel an onion is to start on the outside. — Fletcher



STAND UP FOR SANDY?


Obvious Truth



Although our governmate can legislate what is legal or illegal, it cannot legislate morality. However, being clever blokes, they have figured out how to legislate immorality … particularly of late under the leadership of Satan worshipers. — Fletcher



STAND UP FOR MORALITY!


Headlines

 


Florida emergency declared as tropical storm Ian strengthens

Italy poised for food-fight leader as country votes in snap election

Trump: Midterms a referendum on Biden, Pelosi, Schumer and the ‘radical left’ Democrat Congress

FBI SWAT team raids home of Catholic activist as ‘screaming’ children watch

China on Taiwan: ‘Extreme interference’ won’t be tolerated

Britains lurch toward ‘Reaganomics’ gets a thumbs down from the markets

NYC ordered to reinstate all cops fired over COVID vax mandates

Donald Trump: Biden is ‘cognitively impaired,’ will lead us into WWIII

Liberal group spends $4 million to boost Secretary of State races

Biden admin wants $1.5 billion to fight opioid crisis

Pelosi booed during guest appearance at ‘Global Citizen’ music festival

Lavrov: West wants to destroy Russia, had no choice but to invade


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Sunday, September 25, 2022

Porch Fest



Yesterday, on a crystal clear day, our town west of Boston held a “Porch Fest” … where musical groups of all sizes and sounds jammed on porches and driveways to the delight of neighbors and passerbys.


We had two groups playing in our driveway … Always in Season, a blue-grass group with oodles of original tunes. There was a base, two guitars, a mandolin and an Irish harp! They played their fingers off for a good solid two hours straight … and drew a big crowd. They even played an unrehearsed Everly Brothers request of mine … Bye Bye Love.



The second group, Dads Gone Mad … three guitars, both electric and then acustic, played more recognizable tunes … The Beetles, Jimmy Buffet, The Everly Brothers, etc.  I listened to much of this inside our house because, being an old fart, I had gotten a chill.


This is the kind of civic festivity that brings neighborhoods together.




STAND UP FOR NEIGHBORHOODS!


Today’s Poser

 


Learn to differentiate between the vitally important and the not so. — Fletcher

Do those of you who hate Donald Trump feel this way because of his orange hair, his mean tweets, his ego, his “grabbing pussies” …  or because of his successes in putting America first?


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Today’s Poser

 


Is China yanking our supply chain? — Fletcher



STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Headlines

 


G7 leaders condemn ‘sham’ elections in conquered occupied Ukraine

From the Fed to Europe’s currency crisis, here’s what’s behind the selloff in financial markets

Americans have lost an average of $4,200 in income  under Biden — completely wiping out all Trump-era gains

DOJ: 47 charged with $250M COVID-19 fraud scheme

Arizona judge rules 18th century abortion ban can take effect

Tech stocks just had their worst two-week stretch since the start of the pandemic

Pelosi extends House proxy voting days after Biden declares pandemic is over

Dementing Don: U.S. would lose war against Russia

Dow hits 2022 low as markets sell off on recession fears

As 30-year mortgage rate hits 6.7%, homebuyers are hitting ‘payment shock’

GOP leadership says first legislation after midterms will repeal funding for 87k new IRS agents

Gaetz to avoid charges in sex-trafficking probe …


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Carpet Politics

 


Trump was assailed for what the looney left were sure he was about ready to do …  while his numerous accomplishments were swept under the carpet.


Biden’s actual screw-ups end up broomed by the media … (or are walked back) … while his few wins are written in the sky with rockets.



STAND UP TOR THE DIFFERENCE!


Reader Contribution

 


The Madonna Inn is on Hwy 101, about halfway from San Francisco to LA. This was filmed at the Madonna Inn charging station…”



Thanks Rick!



Afterward: Add sub-freezing temps and everyone must keep their heaters going.


After Afterward: I wonder how much revenue Tesla gets from charging fees?


Also, see: So you want an EV?



STAND UP FOR PATIENCE!


Powerline Pic

 




STAND UP FOR EQUAL JUSTICE!


Obvious Truth



More countries commit suicide than are ever conquered. — Fletcher



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