May 31, 2022

Russell Brand rips Hillary Clinton

 As he should.  As details come up in the Sussman Clinton trial, they need to be discussed.

Ronald Reagan's "The Myth of the Great Society"

 Just because it's worth sharing, often. Ronald Reagan always understood economics and politics. 

Japan's birth rate is a warning sign

As nations become more industrialized, birth rates decline. In fact they decline far faster than death rates which means that populations stop growing and start declining. It's happening in China and it's happening in Japan as Elon Musk points out.

This is not just true for Asian countries, Europe is suffering from the same problem and even in the United States the birth rate has declined significantly.  Many on the left are probably thrilled to hear about population decline.  There's this weird earth over humanity, global warming anti-human anxiety for many on the left. You need look no further than their stance on abortion. For some population control is a noble goal.

But it's not. Earth's capacity to handle more people is not an issue, even if you subscribe to the global warming hysteria.  Humanity is constantly innovating and coming up with ways to deal with new issues as they arise; be they manmade or natural phenomena.  

Food production is also not an issue, its poor distribution is the real problem. In addition to constant innovation in agriculture we can certainly produce enough food for everyone.  If you want to debate food allocation, that's a different discussion.

There is a real existential threat to humanity and that is declining birth rates. Yes, third world countries continue to have massive birth (and death) rates.  But since the 1950's thanks to capitalism, the industrialized world has grown to encompass hundreds of millions of more people, meaning the third world is, thankfully, shrinking. The threat of a declining population is not a good thing for humanity.  Look at the era of plagues and what it did for development (or rather to hinder it) in the affected populations.  

It can take centuries to recover.  And with birth rates falling below replacement rates in many countries, recovery may not be possible.  Not without a shift in thinking in many areas; abortion, birth control, the impact of humanity on the planet, and even the roles of men and women in society.  I'm not suggesting the answers just pointing out that these things need to be considered for the sake of humanity.

May 30, 2022

Jordan Peterson's thoughts on Justin Trudeau

Jordan Peterson's thoughts on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mirror that of many many Canadians. He just speaks them more eloquently than most.

Memorial Day thoughts

All of us, not just Americans, owe a debt to all those heroes who fought and/or died for our freedom. We can never thank them enough them for their bravery and dedication.  It's true of so many, but especially American veterans and current service members. Thank you.

May 29, 2022

Is The Musk/Twitter deal dead?

 I've read some speculation that the Musk buyout of Twitter deal is dead. But is it?  Twitter shareholders are suing Musk, the SEC also sent him a letter about late filing of his share purchase details and meanwhile Musk has put the deal on pause because he has some issues with the faulty Twitter reporting on the number of users who are actually bots.  That's all cause for pause, but is the deal actually dead? Or is this just aggressive negotiation tactics from all involved?

The summation via Business Insider:

Elon Musk's $44 billion Twitter acquisition continues to hang in the balance after the Starlink and Tesla CEO put the deal on hold pending confirmation of the number of bots on the platform.

Last weekend, his rhetoric intensified, first calling Twitter's lack of clarity on how the company calculated the 5% bots figure "very suspicious". He then agreed with a comment suggesting that if 25% of users on Twitter were bots, the deal to buy the platform should cost 25% less, which would knock a potential $11 billion off the sale price.
As scrutiny of Musk mounts and his other companies lose value, the billionaire is under pressure to make a decision on the takeover before his net worth declines even more. Experts say he two options: renegotiate the deal, or walk away entirely.

That does not mean the deal is dead. There is a real and legitimate concern from Musk that could either kill the deal or allow for a new price valuation.  But time is running out and that may be what kills the deal in the end:

"We believe it's currently a 60% chance that Musk tries to walk and use this spam account issue as the scapegoat to get out of the deal and a 40% chance Twitter's board and Musk come to a new deal price over the coming weeks," Ives said.
That new deal, Ives said, would be somewhere closer to the mid-$40 a share mark – a steep discount that would bring Musk close to his 25% discount demand.
However, Ives said Musk needed to hurry up before Tesla and Starlink stock fell again: "Musk is facing a fork in the road situation in which he has to decide his next step in this soap opera as Tesla investor patience is wearing very thin."
Only time will tell, but expect it to tell us very soon.

(More Meanwhile in Canada) Some good news for a change

Jordan Peterson talks with Pierre Poilievre, a conservative party candidate for leadership and one who so far has my support as he is real common sense conservative.  Once Pierre Trudeau is up for election again, hopefully this is the man who defeats him.

Meanwhile in Canada

Let's Go Brandon is lacking mental faculty.  Maybe he always was but at least he has a reason for his ineptness.  His corruption however, is inexcusable.  Meanwhile in Canada we have to deal with Justin Trudeau and his actually evil intent.

Remember, this is the same guy who equated the Freedom Convoy, a valid, non-violent political protest, to racists, terrorists and thugs. There's a pattern of fascist behavior that cannot be ignored.

Sunday verse


May 27, 2022

Clinton Russiagate is getting worse

It's starting to look that this Russiagate / Russia collusion scandal may burst apart all over Hillary Clinton.  A bad metaphorical image I know, but apt nonetheless.

A big little update on Texas

Primaries showed us a lot:

May 26, 2022

Wheat shortage coming

Wheat is going to get expensive.  Get your bread now and freeze it. I'm not influenced with the below prediction, rather I concur with it.  It's an excellent summation of what's going on and a big part of why inflation is not going to 2% by the end of this year

What's up next in the economy?

Is inflation over? Is the stock market correction going to turn into a bear market? Is there a recession coming?  Here's an opinion I disagree with.  Calling for 2%-3% inflation by year end is nuts unless the economy dips into a really deep recession. I'm more inclined to agree with the second opinion from (Teddy Weisberg) here.

May 25, 2022

Turnout, turnout, turnout

 2022 needs to be a red wave or we're all doomed.  But this is some recent good news about that:

Beto O'Rourke makes a fool of himself (really badly)

Trying to grandstand to make leftist political points, and getting called out for it, Beto O'Rourke turns a somber sad situation (the Robb Elementary mass shooting in Uvalde) into a cringe-fest.  Somehow I guess he thought he'd make gun control points and be on every news cycle imaginable as a champion of the left.

Instead he looks like a political opportunist, a charlatan, and a buffoon.

May 24, 2022

An interesting take on China (part 2 of 2)

Geopop's Peter Zeihan discusses how we are at the beginning of the end for China in many important ways (this is part 2, part 1 is here):

An interesting take on China (part 1 of 2)

Geopop's Peter Zeihan discusses how we are at the beginning of the end for China in many important ways:

While I agree that China has it's own demographic and geopolitical challenges, they are not alone, so a fall, even if it is precipitous, would be relative to the challenges faced by other countries, including the U.S.  I think their ebb in power will not be so quick, even though it has already started. 

May 20, 2022

May 18, 2022

Let's Go Brandon's Roaring Economy... ya

Down Jones Industrial Average down 1100+ points today.  Nasdaq down 4.&% and the S&P down 4%. All in one day. Q1 2022 GDP was in recession territory.  CPI Inflation is still at 8.3% and the PPI inflation is over 11%.

All systems go. Roaring economy. Somebody, somewhere, must believe this bull crap.  He'll probably vote Democrat in the fall midterms.

May 17, 2022

Project Veritas exposes Twitter 'commies'

 James O'Keefe and Project Veritas are at it again, this time exposing Twitter's far left ideology.

May 16, 2022

Bezos is right this time.

As if trying to prove that a stopped clock is right twice a day, Jeff Bezos has tweeted about the Democrats' collective complete lack of understanding of how inflation works.  Well not exactly, he tweeted about it and in a half-hearted way.  Still, he's not wrong here.  I'd pay more attention if he actually got his pet monkey The Washington Post to provide some honest coverage on the issue.  Instead we get tweeted lip service. Too bad Amazon stock is taking the same sort of shellacking that the Democrats are going to take in November. 

May 14, 2022

Midterm prediction day (part 2)

Normally watching MSNBC is not recommended.  But here's a comparison of their forecast for the midterms from mid-January, versus late March of this year. 

And more recently:

Midterm prediction day (part 1)

Today I'm going to share a number of midterm predications even though we are about 6 months out from the elections.  First up is Red Eagle Politics.  I don't always agree with him on political issues (though mostly I do), but he does his research and knows his stuff.

May 13, 2022

Twitter and the Ministry of Truth

Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business discusses Twitter, Elon Musk and the impact of the Let's Go Brandon disinformation minister who wants blue check users to be able to edit the tweets of others.

My (probably) (brief) time with COVID.

I missed posting yesterday due to a sudden onset sickness which may or may not have been COVID.  I'm guessing it probably was though. For example, I had a bit of spaghetti yesterday and it barely tasted but what I could taste was like soap. The last two days have been rough, but I'm already recovering. All things considered, it wasn't so bad.  I mean it was very unpleasant and not to be taken lightly.  But to be honest, not having been vaccinated, I thought it would have been way worse without the vaccinations to 'limit the symptoms'.

2 days of chills, fever, massive headaches, a bit of digestive issue and some minor congestion and respiratory problems and nothing worse.  Advil was all I took - for the headaches and fever. We shut down the world for 2 years, and some want it to continue indefinitely. I cannot see the logic in that math.

May 11, 2022

Spin doctors on inflation

 "It's leveling off".  No. It's definitely a malleable number that they can manipulate.  Check out Shadow Stats for a truer picture of inflation.

May 10, 2022

Censor Bill Gates now!

 Tim Pool tackles Bill Gates and the changing views on COVID (and the hypocrisy inherent therein).

May 9, 2022

Some 2022 senate midterm predictions

 Red Eagle Politics updated prediction on the 2022 senate midterms.

Abortion activists breaking the law

 Tim Pool, on abortion activists going after SCOTUS justices at home:

May 8, 2022

Sunday verse


Sunday school

 Jordan Peterson talks about the importance of Easter.

May 7, 2022

Meanwhile in Canada (again)

 Justin Trudeau spied on Canadians? Specifically the Freedom Convoy? Probably.

May 6, 2022

China's cyber warfare on America

 From China In Focus, a piece on China's attempts to influence and distort life in America.

May 5, 2022

Tulsi Gabbard being honest, as usual

Joy Behar is not alone in terms of her foolishness.   Even Let's Go Brandon is back at it.  But there's a reason for it.  They want president Trump back on the ballot in 2022 because they know they are going to get mulched in the midterm elections.  Tulsi Gabbard, in talking with Sean Hannity, is at least being honest about how despicable it is.

Joy Behar is the worst

Not much I can add here, she's a tool.  Dave Chappelle being attacked by a crazy person has ZERO to do with president Trump.

May 4, 2022

What does it mean for society when 95% of jobs become obsolete?

This sort of future is closer than you think.  When there is less and less need for humans to do jobs, what do we do with ourselves? How do we earn in order to buy food and shelter?


 Just for reference purposes when discussing the veracity of Wikipedia:

May 3, 2022

Trump's predicament

President Trump has made no great secret that he wants to run for president again in 2022. But he's in a bit of a tricky situation due to a number of converging factors. 

Firstly as of right now, the GOP are walloping Let's Go Brandon and the  Democrats in generic congressional polling (as of this writing, the Republicans hold a 4.2% lead in the RCP average, an average that most recently tends to understate the margin of victory of the poll leading party see 2018, 2014 and typically understates GOP support).  That's good news for conservatives and an apple cart we do not want to upset heading towards the November midterm elections. It behooves president Trump not to upset that momentum as the Democrats have been bleeding Hispanic and now African American support too.  It's on the best interest of the party right now for Trump to keep a low profile except in strategic races where he can help.  

Secondly Elon Musk is in the process of claiming Twitter. He's vowed to make it more open and balanced and has offered to reinstate president Trump's account (who, thanks to his efforts with Truth Social, has so far declined to return). Let's Go Brandon and the Democrats (not to mention CNN et al.) would secretly love to see president Trump return unfettered to the platform.  They need him as a foil to counter the Democrats' absolutely abysmal record on everything since taking control of D.C.  He could act as a distraction for them, and his brash style most certainly would attract/distract a lot of attention. Circling back to the first point, keeping a low profile is not president Trump's style. Whether it's Twitter or Truth Social, he wants to be in there swinging.  We'll circle back to this point as well.

If polling is to be believed, Ron DeSantis is lined up to produce a crushing electoral win in the coming Florida gubernatorial race.  If logic is to be believed, he's lined up to be an eventual presidential contender either in 2024 or 2028.  If he crushes it in this gubernatorial election the case for 2024 becomes that much stronger, as Trump-hating Allahpundit points out.

That diminishes the window for president Trump to remain quiet, to remain off Twitter if Truth Social is still experiencing birthing pains.  He has a limited window to act if he doesn't want to be threatened as the GOP frontrunner for 2024. It precedes even the window that Allahpundit suggest of January 2023.  Why?  If president Trump appears to sit on the sidelines during the 2022 midterm run-up he hardly exudes leadership.

Conversely, if he does insert himself, he risks giving the Democrats the arch-villain they want for this election.  President Trump is not one to back down from a fight. He's likely to go all in for 2022 and as a conservative, that's something we should be glad about: running from a fight has failed Republicans for decades.  Why go back to that approach now?  So it really isn't a predicament.  We know what media storm is going to come if president Trump inserts his support and speeches into the midterm elections. We know there will be potential polling pitfalls that come with that. But there is also the potential benefit of rallying support around a rebuke of D.C. Trump need only make it about the contrast between his record good numbers and Let's Go Brandon's record bad numbers.  If he can do that in 6 second sound bytes the news is all good for conservatives.  And we still have our secret weapon: Let's Go Brandon is still the one making decisions, and all of them are bad.

May 2, 2022

BLM vs. Facts

Dave Rubin interviews Douglas Murray about BLM protests and opinions. Murray comes armed with facts:

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