From a republic to a kakistrocracy in one stolen election.
“As democracy is perfected, the office of the president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
More potential insults here. Use your favorite translation service if, like me, you don’t grok Chinese.
In other news, I started rewatching Firefly last night.
Let’s see if we can embed a video from Rumble. This is a 3D-printer speed test originally posted to YouTube a couple of years ago:
Swiped from Twatter before it’s memory-holed, a Buffalo Gesundheitsführerin (and the sheriff’s deputies she’d wrangled for assistance) is told to get a warrant or GTFO:
Keep in mind that most PCR testing for the China virus in this country is done with the machine set to run 40 cycles:
The “second wave” is a lie, manufactured by unscrupulous government officials on the results of a flawed test.
Since antiquity, military commanders leading expeditions have burned their boats so nobody would be tempted to desert the battles ahead and head for the safety of home. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, by calling for lists of Trump-supporters to be compiled, has in effect burned the boats for those Republicans tempted to concede the presidential election and pledge their support to Biden so that the media and Democrats (they imagine) will be kind to them.
Been a long time coming. This is also a test of the block editor in WordPress, which I had had disabled since it was introduced.
Why the gun-grabbers are wrong, in a nutshell:
It doesn’t matter what your lifestyle choices are, there are evil people out there who want you to die for them. Evil doesn’t care about laws. In this particular case we are talking about a subset of ideologically inspired killers so motivated that they weaponize pressure cookers and regularly carry out gun massacres in countries where regular citizens aren’t allowed to own guns.
I already addressed mass killings and all the various regularly proposed gun laws in 2012 after Sandy Hook. This ended up being one of the most widely read articles ever written on the subject. If you want to have an in depth look at these events and how all the regular gun control proposals work, read this first: http://monsterhunternation.com/2015/06/23/an-opinion-on-gun-control-repost/
And everything I want to say about the typical media/government response to these atrocities, I said after San Bernardino: http://monsterhunternation.com/2015/12/03/guns-and-vultures/
When evil people attack, you can either be in a position to do something about it, or wait for somebody else to come and save you. Being armed and trained doesn’t guarantee your safety any more than wearing a seatbelt doesn’t mean you’ll live through a crash, or owning a fire extinguisher means your house won’t burn down, but it may help.
Please read that first link where I go into detail how mass shootings work and how they usually unfold. We see every time that the best way to end a mass shooting event is an immediate violent response. If that response comes from somebody already present, the body count is usually lower. If the response comes from the police, then there are usually more casualties simply due to the response time.