Since we’re talking classic oldies…. Living In The USA.
Since we’re talking classic oldies…. Living In The USA.
There is something to be said for classics, as well as classic rendition.
Just run down Biden’s story about Hunter and the business, it gets weird.
If Joey Bananas didn’t know anything about Hunter’s business, like he always swears, then just imagine his reaction when he found out? How weird about all that money and deals being made benefiting his family, in countries Biden also handled, right under his nose.
What a strange coincidence.
Is Joe telling us he is stupid? Too dumb to wonder where all that money was coming from and why? What a preposterous thing to say.
But that is what happens when you think about what Biden and Democrats say, if you take them at their word.
Right Ring | Bullright | 2023
“These are the times that try men’s souls.”
How many times in the last century has this quote been used or abused to define the current situation in America? I’ve used it several times myself.
Here’s a different thought on it. What if this vivid description was only the natural, intended state for America — to be in a frictional state striving for better angels among us?
Only now it seems the angels who are influencing things most are not the good, better angels. They are instead the dark sinister ones, bent on leading us into darkness with no means of return.
So it is only appropriate to think of all this as the mission impossible, in these times. Maybe we are meant to be in this state of flux to solve the trivial disputes, to add color and life to the times? Just saying maybe that is the point to it all?
I’m not saying this is all purposeful but maybe there is a greater purpose in taking on current radicalism in the correct way? Winning. Not to just laugh at it and mock it, but in beating and ultimately marginalizing toxic radicalism. Maybe it is our cross to bear?
Is it too much to overcome? That is what we are about to find out. Are we up to the challenge coming from practically every corner of the world, new or old? We should be.
It does surprise me how many people I speak to, young or old, say that America is at the point of breaking. I.e. finished. Few seem to see the roadmap for a return to the good old days. And those good old days are being attacked more and more. In fact, it is just in your imagination that America was ever good at all, or that times were better in the past. All that is being questioned, litigated and undermined by the Left today.
But no one, including me, is confident that it can be turned around easily. Anyone who says so is way over simplifying our predicament. Can it all be turned around, at any effort? We don’t know yet but I see very few of us being optimistic about that possibility. We would like to think it possible even if there is no evidence. Now winning means fixing.
We need more confidence than a faith-based belief to actually achieve the goal. This is why I am dubbing this the mission impossible. If we cannot save the greatest country man has known, then what is the potential for comfort against the rest of our woes?
I do think there is something to the idea of seeing America as a perpetual challenge. In the Left’s view, we are more than halfway down the road to socialism. And they see no value in returning to virtue on any scale.
We don’t have to accept the canard that America is a perfect country, or the very idealistic vision that America is always right. One idea doesn’t require the other. However, accepting the wrong idea about America can eliminate the potential for future victory.
Too bad the Left doesn’t care as much about saving the country as it does saving a fish.
I am very concerned about the number of people who believe this is the last election. True, it is all on the line in 2024. The fate of the country is on the line. But we still must win, or it is already over.
We spent far too much time in the past saying this or that(socialism or communism) could never happen. We’ve seen how wrong that was. We were too dismissive, for too long, about what the capability of the radical left was. We were in denial.
Now we are in this uphill battle just to save our beloved country from destruction. The world certainly does not want to save us. But if we do not have the will even in our own country, then we are doomed.
Right Ring | Bullright | 2023
It has been bubbling around in my frontal globe since I first heard about the bailout of SVB — and it was a bailout. It brought up issues particularly reminiscent of 2008.
But then Janet Yellen testified about plans for future failing banks, where she said the administration, her and FDIC will decide to cover all deposits if [their regime] considers the situation presents a systemic risk. Never mind — and don’t you worry — if covering all the deposits would create a systemic risk by itself.
The administration doesn’t appear concerned about that. Just as long as this cabal can make a case that the particular bank or institution presents a systemic risk in the markets. I don’t know about you but that scares me in every way.
The administration will selectively decide if all deposits shall be covered? Well, translate that: if the bank, or institution, plays political football in the proper way carrying the left’s agenda; then they are good and worthy of full protections.
Because if they are not onboard the political train to the Left’s funny farm, then they can be fed to the wolves of the market. In other words, they must be punished fiercely unless they cooperate with the administration’s political ideals. That’s how Biden’s game works. Give us what we demand and want, or we will cut you to pieces and destroy you outright.
Why wouldn’t some of us, in a free country, be worried about exactly that scenario? Can anyone give me a good reason why it will not work that way?
I just do not want politics deciding if all bank deposits are covered — read insured — or not. Why would any honest person want that? But that also means this political footsie game they are playing, as with most corporations, leads directly to nationalizing the banks. At least the big, good ones who cooperate with Biden’s political agenda. If not, “adios!”
An investor and turn around expert, “Mr Wonderful”– Kevin O’Leary, is making the rounds on Fox. While being rightly against bailouts, he claims the time for small, regional, or community banks is over. He makes the case against them. So he wants big banks to be the only ones left in the ocean, so says the Shark Tank investor.
This> guy – …. [Video link]
“Those [other] countries have their entire economies run by four or five behemoth banks, highly regulated. We don’t need hundreds of thousands of tiny, little banks that don’t have a reason to exist anymore; because 99% of transactions today are done online. … It’s an old model that doesn’t work anymore.”
He unabashedly argues for a few large banks to do all our transactions.
He claims these regionals are all obsolete with the new ways of banking. I don’t agree. Not that I stand for preserving dinosaurs, but I just don’t believe they are dinosaurs as a category. I don’t need to list all the things regional or community banks can do. Rather I don’t think that functionality can be replaced by a handful of big banks. I don’t see how that works? So we don’t just lose diversity; we lose functionality in the market.
Right Ring | Bullright | 2023
In this latest installment of The Turn Of The Worm, we find that a laboratory deep in the bowels of the US Government, at the dept of energy, admits a best plausible source of the COVID virus pandemic was a lab leak at the Wuhan Lab in China.
But even that it had to qualify as “low confidence.” Whatever that is supposed to mean, another weasel phrase — per their classified report. Confused?
So this admission takes only 3 years of a careful, organized, relentless cover up of that very fact. Now it is suddenly safe to state the obvious conclusion……. with low confidence.
Imagine a scenario where the world at large played a part in denying the simple truth about a pandemic, which killed 10’s of millions of people around the world? Where the US government played the dominant role in this denial? We don’t have to imagine. They did it. And they used media bullhorns to echo their lies. Was it calculated, or just for kicks?
Is it even fair to anyone what they did — whether it’s a survivor or the millions who died, or to the science that espouses to hold the truth?
I’m not sure we need to know all the why, though it would be nice. Maybe on a footnote somewhere. Just that they did it speaks loudly to motive.
How many people have been duped by their own government about what happened? How many people were used as just pawns to lie to the public?
So long as no one pays a price or is held accountable for it. Just “my bad.”
This as they strut around telling us “the big lie” was Trump’s reelection bid.
Then what about all the people along the way who were penalized, threatened, punished, banned or blacklisted, and skewered in media daily for telling the truth? No empathy or sympathy for them though. I can’t think of a bigger, worse lie.
Detailed report from CBS and Catherine Heritage:
“While the report is classified, the sources told CBS News they believe it may be independent from an earlier analysis performed by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore Labs that pointed toward a potential accidental leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
Moral: if you don’t admit it is a lab leak, how can you hypothesize it was accidental?
Right Ring | Bullright | 2023
Team Biden says he will hit the ground running, if he runs.
But people say if he runs he will hit the ground.
Now a word or two about government and tips. Those two words probably don’t belong in the same sentence.
After the latest news about the IRS plans to target tips, it got me thinking. How is it waiters and waitresses make over 400k? Or was that just another lie from Lying Biden?
So now they have finally resorted to going after the tip jar. Notice how many places put tip jars up by the counter. I thought maybe a little poll was in order, you know, as a conversation starter.
How about a sign on that jar: “Uncle Sam wants a cut of the tips, what do you think?”
But the government is not in the gratuity business either. They don’t understand the premise. Well, when you pay 600 dollars for a toilet seat, with our money, then you probably don’t need to bother with gratuities.
It is true that credit card receipts are already taxable. But what about that cash you prefer to give straight to those who serve the public? Now government wants its cut of that too.
If you are going to give a tip, you would have to add another 10 or 15% on top for the G-man. But no, because I really don’t want to tip the government. How come it needs to be involved in that transaction? What did it do?
But then maybe if government had to depend on tips things might be a little different.
Going after tips is a lot different than harassing the wealthy to pay their fair share. Government’s fair share of the tip jar should be zero.
Right Ring | Bullright | 2023
There is a huge chemistry experiment taking place in Palestine, Ohio. You may have heard about it, well, if you were watching one particular news channel. But the lack of coverage didn’t mean it wasn’t happening.
So they decided to make guinea pigs out of a town of around 4500 people. First, large segments of the Government declared war on fossil fuels. Now they are trying to make fossils out of the humans — or certain ones.
Would it be paranoid to think maybe they really are out to get us? Or rephrase that: take out as many of us deplorables as they can? Yeah, they finally got around to it. Paranoid? I don’t think so.
To add insult, in the aftermath of the “controlled” — but heavily censored — burn, Gov Mike Dewine said the air and water are very safe. I’d like to hear his definition of very.
They’ve gone from gaslightighting us to just lighting up our environment around us. Well, that’s not far off. Yet you watch, they will start telling us they did it as a means of saving us. (from them?)
Don’t you love how government saves us these days, yeah creating catastrophes on top of catastrophes? Crisis to crisis.
Then you have Mayor Polyvinyl Pete who cannot get his head out of the racist trashcan long enough to respond to an actual train derailment and chemical spill. But he would like to top it off with a little acid rain. Just to cleanse our racist history in America. Save us.
So one day you see a giant mushroom cloud hovering over a town. The next days they tell us everything is fine and perfectly safe. But why create a panic when they really are out to get you? It is a fact over 71% of the people in the area voted for Trump. Looks like they had a nice opportunity to get their target audience.
The whole thing could be one giant metaphor — scorched earth anyone?
Smoke ’em if you got ’em.
Right Ring | Bullright | 2023
No, it’s not just the Super Bowl. However, let’s look at that for a minute. Every prognosticator on the stage was predicting the Eagles would win. Of course they had their reasons for that conclusion but the point was Eagles would win. We heard it all week.
If I had a nickle for every time in my life the predictors were wrong, I’d be very wealthy. But we have sort of a new dynamic now. For whatever reasons, people believe these huffy-puffy prognosticators. Or maybe they just want to.
Then whamo, when it doesn’t happen extreme disappointment sets in. It’s not pretty.
So this does not only apply to the Super Bowl or sports. It is dangerous in politics and even worse in warfare. If everyone has the notion how it ends, things get dicey just based on that preconception. At least good athletes and sportsmen understand that you cannot base all of your actions on expectations of winning.
We saw it in 2016 when Hillary didn’t win. How bad was that? But they were told and fed a line of garbage a mile long. They believed it. They saw prediction as a certainty. Then the demise when she lost. Some people never recovered from that. It turns to denial rather quickly and into dissent. Resistance was not just a moniker, it was a call to action.
Of course, Obama was a guru at creating and manipulating predictions to his favor. But really he was manipulating people. “Just keep believing,” he would say. It worked well for him but it was lousy for the country, We do not deserve to put that degree of faith into the predictions. And besides, we know who makes the predictions.
The Left and global elites have been predicting for years that climate doom is years away. We cannot do anything about it — except raise hoards of money in the meantime.
As to the Super Bowl, I was amazed to see every sportscaster on the panel call it early for Philadelphia. It was so bad that when it came to Terry Bradshaw, he felt guilty for also backing the Eagles and said so. The unanimity almost made him take the other side, but he didn’t. I even wondered if that might have raised the odds against Kansas City?
Oh but then we have the golden dunce in the Oval Office (part time anyway), who is fond of always saying “it’s never a good idea to bet against America.” Except that they do constantly, bet against America. That’s in vogue. They’ve been betting that way for years. They’ve been hedging every bet they make on a loosing America.
The Left acts on it too. They’ve already conceded to an open border. They openly reject a wall or any border defense. They’ve squandered our national potential and resources. They’ve caved into policies that cannot sustain America. They wished away our energy security and then depleted our reserves. Then act as if they are being reasonable about it. But it is not reasonable or intelligent. It’s mind-numbing belief and ignorance. Yet here they are hedging bets against America.
However, the worst part is when they do not get their way or their hair-brained predictions do not come true. When inconvenient facts emerge, there is popular revolt. Now they are building the same belief and expectations into entitlements for illegals or for reparations that, if ultimately rejected, will cause backlash and civil disorder if it does not materialize. Predictions and expectations can be dangerous.
Back at the Super Bowl, none of the broadcasters admitted their prediction errors later. Like it never happened. But KC’s Kelcee did mention it twice when they won. He told them “not one of you said Kansas City could win, not one.” No one answered his accusation. No response. Denial.
The punch line is simply: it starts with a Super Bowl game and then, before you know it, you are dealing with nuclear warfare.
Caution: welcome to the wacky, dangerous world of guaranteed predictions.
Right Ring | Bullright | 2023
On the Border by the Eagles. “Don’t you tell me ’bout your law and order.”
A great tune. originally written by the Eagles as an anti-Dick Nixon song. But over the years, a lot has changed since ’74. Hey, “I thought this was a private line.”
Begging the question does politics make great songs; or do great songs make crazy politics?
Hi,’ I’m Joe Biden. Guess who the real president is?
Due to security concerns, this year’s State of the Union Speech is written in invisible ink.
One might have predicted it but all should have expected it. After months of record-breaking increases of illegals crossing the border, we now have the consequences. And aren’t they lovely?
We witnessed the massive infusion from open borders. We saw Governor Abbott busing off some of the hoards. And we witnessed the complaints about what he was doing.
Then we saw NYC Mayor Eric Adams complaining what a monumental expense it was to handle them — house, feed, clothe, medical expenses, educate and subsidize their every need. So he turned to blame the administration and ask for mo’ money to meet the needs. Well, Joey had already paid charities plenty of money to assist illegals, even in the record numbers. But Adams needs to pay for all the expenses.
They housed illegal immigrants in a luxury hotel in NYC, complete with all the amenities anyone would expect from a luxury hotel. They had ethnic meals and room service to cater to their every whim. For illegals, what is not to like? What is there to complain about? The food didn’t quite meet their desires.
But they had plenty of other benefits. And that is the problem, so they didn’t want to leave and go elsewhere when they already settled into their new digs. I mean the nerve of someone interrupting their entitled services for any reason.
Mayor Adams and others decided to move them to another location, but the illegals didn’t like that. Why should they have to give up a gravy train in any way? Who else but they deserves these all-star benefits at our expense? It’s worth the trip. All they had to do was cross the border and voila: a whole wonderful utopia awaits them with every amenity possible , just ready to be enjoyed. Fantasy Island, move on over. Why wouldn’t they want to come? “Go to America; they are giving everything away for free.” Except it isn’t free.
How many messages do you think were sent from that hotel back home or to others already on the way, complete with pictures? “Look what you get when you come here. The food needs a little seasoning, and and the shrimp is a little small but other than that…”
So when word came down that they were moving them to Brooklyn, it really angered them. “You cannot expect us to be happy with second-rate accommodations after this!” A spokesman for illegals said that there are enough over-funded departments like the police, which could be easily cut in order to have plenty of resources to give new arrivals.
Some people might even consider those sentiments ungrateful. But this is what our own government and public officials have done — squandered the taxpayers’ money on lavishing it on illegals.
As if all this were not bad enough, a teacher in a Rhode Island school sent out an email about a student who owed coyotes money for bringing them to the US. It suggested people chip in to help the child pay off the ransom. Now it doesn’t matter that days later the principal condemned the email. It was already done though. I’m sure they will find another way to put money in his hands and pay it off. And this could have only encouraged more of the same ‘just take it’ attitude.
One has to wonder if that is just what the US has turned into, a squatters’ paradise? It is now up to the rest of us to support them. Well, once it starts you know the rest.
Right Ring | Bullright | 2023
Wait, before they turn Hunter Biden into some pseudo-messiah, consider the source.
So the guy is an expert in the dark arts of corruption, he knows talent when he sees it. Consequential… yeah that’s the word.
Hunter Biden’s art dealer, Georges Bergès, has claimed that Biden will be among “the most consequential artists in this century,” according to Fox News Digital.
Some people have been suspicious that the art career of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter could facilitate a pay-for-play scheme.
But Bergès has high praise for Hunter Biden and his work.
“I represent Hunter Biden because I feel that not only his art merits my representation, but because his personal narrative, which gives birth to his art, is very much needed in the world,” Bergès said in a statement, according to Fox News Digital. “His is a story of perseverance; Hunter’s story reflects what I believe is the beauty of humanity, judged not by the fall, but by having the strength to rise up, by having the character required to change and the courage to do it. Hunter Biden’s art reflects all of that and more. His art gives us hope; it reminds us that tomorrow brings a new day, a new beginning, a new possibility.”
“Hunter Biden will become one of the most consequential artists in this century because the world needs his art now more than ever,” he claimed. “In a world that beats us down, we need art in our lives that reminds of the unrelenting divinity within each of us.”
In 2021, Artnet News quoted Bergès as opining that “all the prices that people are saying he’s worth right now, 10 years from now that’s going to be a cheap Hunter Biden painting.”
House Committee on Oversight and Accountability chair Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) has asked Bergès to turn over information pertaining to Hunter Biden’s artwork and participate in a transcribed interview with committee staff.
“The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating President Joe Biden and his family’s foreign and domestic influence peddling schemes,” Comer noted in a January 25 letter to Bergès. “During the 117th Congress, Committee Republicans wrote to you requesting information regarding your gallery’s sale of artwork by the President’s son, Robert Hunter Biden. You did not respond to these requests, but you have since hosted another Hunter Biden art exhibit at your SoHo gallery. The Committee is reiterating its request for documents related to the Committee’s investigation of the Biden family and is requesting you appear for a transcribed interview.”
Here is Chris Wray in Davos bragging to global tyrants that we don’t have a Constitution in the US anymore. He laid that on the altar of the WEF.
“The sophistication of the private sector is improving… and particularly important, the level of collaboration between the private sector and the government, especially the FBI, has made significant strides.”
“Significant strides” = means tearing apart the US Constitution.
Then he condemns China for not following the rule of law.
Wray and the FBI are not protecting the US from global threats; they have become allied to the Globalist threat. Fighting and controlling the people is job one, not fighting crime.
One more before year end on the obnoxious arrogance of the administrative state flaring its nostrils again. Ah yes, a lot wrong with America all right!
Plus a reminder that all that is wrong with America, we may not change.
But change your sex to your hearts content, if it makes you feel any better.
Fix your gender to whatever, just don’t ever fix America!
Throughout the pandemic we heard about gain of function. It’s puzzling how government could be involved in such sinister activity. Claiming it was beneficiary, as Fauci did, only added more questions and more skepticism about government’s motives — or rotten ignorance, take your pick.
Now, however, the border is the biggest crisis with the most immediate impact and damage. It only slowed a little during the pandemic. But now it is off historic charts and, like inflation did to gas prices, has shattered any past records.
So where is the common denominator? The border seems to be operating like a gain of function program. Let’s just see how bad we, the American government, can make it. Let’s get it to the worst possible scenario so we can figure out how to react to it, treat it, or not. And let’s see how we can use it for some political gain — which was the plan all along.
I think it looks more like the gain of function program every day, only this one is being conducted right in front of us despite all our complaints or protests about it. In fact, they refuse to end policies and a political stance that are creating it. They want open borders and they won’t stop tearing at them until they have it. (if they aren’t wide open now)
Then to think that the drug running wasn’t even enough reason for them to try closing them down. Even the health of our own people doesn’t matter one iota to Biden, Mayorkas or the sinister administration. Open season on America.
But we can break that down too. We say the cartels are really controlling our border. What it is is an assault on America by China, using the cartels as their proxies. They’ve already engaged in a war against the US. And they are waging that war within the US, aided by government. They are killing as many of our people as they can. At this point does it matter if a drug overdose is accidental or not? It is all intentional to China.
This is an all out assault on our country though. How long it goes on, or can, is anyone’s guess. As long as we can take it. If we targeted the Chinese people with a “free speech” campaign, you know how soon the Chinese government would brand it an act of war? It certainly would not be allowed to continue, never mind encouraged by those in power.
At what point does America want to call an end to this? The photos were not enough, numbers and statistics aren’t enough, the social damage to the country is not enough? The numbers are only growing while we do nothing to mitigate the assault.
And no, I certainly do not support making any legislation regarding the status of those who came. It is a hostage situation. They are terrorizing the public into making some deal over “immigration.” It’s an invasion using gain of function policies to encourage it, and more of the same. The question “can it be stopped” is making a lot of people sick.
But Gain of Function borders it is.
Right Ring | Bullright | 2022
Unfortunately, it is 2022 and the great American dream has become a dreaded American nightmare. The one you thought you’d never see. We are on the ropes between the asylum and the torture chamber. The once festive traditions that used to unite us all are either being scrubbed as disrespectful or mocked as the problem with America.
You can see proof of that everywhere you look. In place of those traditions, the Marxist Left — can we just call them all that — has erected the theology of religion into a political weapon trained against its people.
What we once prided ourselves on has become a source of disdain. The very things we loved and cherished about America are now its biggest faults. No one is talking about slavery, though what do you call it when when the state issues orders from on high that everyone has to bow to?
When individual freedom has been made into a federal offense which could get you as much time in the slammer as capital murder, we are close to the rock bottom. Still they keep digging the grave deeper to bury all our repulsive deeds or remaining traditions. And they are far from finished with us.
Oh but they have even more plans in store for us, from spending time in prison camps to reform our ways and thoughts, to enduring the work camps where government is the only boss. Reform is only a nicer way to say ‘change or suffer the consequences.’
Which will it be? Will you satisfy the demands of the state or will you endure the punishment? Compassion you ask? Oh, that is only for those violent criminals and thugs who must be spared from punitive justice. That justice has been replaced by something called diversion justice.
In fact, the whole idea of being a proud American has evolved into being public enemy number one. Right, something of pride has become an object of shame and ridicule — in their Leftist world-view anyway.
Now are we to think this is all just a coincidence, or series of them, which happened to just roll out; which only seem to be victimizing the public? I mean what are the odds? There is no way that all the dark forces just happened to line up to oppose the people and Constitutional liberty. All conveniently at the same time.
I’ve listened for years to people say they are moving to a better community, somewhere more attractive. But the more I see, the more I realize the Leftists are destroying everyplace. But when there are no nice places left to go in America, then what?
The one trait in a pilot you would always want is someone capable of pulling out of a nosedive if the need arose. In this case, you look around for anyone able to pull back on the stick and you can’t see anyone in the right position, with the right qualities able to right it — never mind the navigation skill to also safely get where we need to go.
So do I sound pessimistic or maybe cynical? The only thing is there are a whole lot of us out there looking and watching the panicmeter, wondering where the help is going to come from. We used to believe in ourselves as Americans; but is even that enough anymore?
Right Ring | Bullright | 2022