Slo Joe the Chinese hand-puppet can't even bother with the American flag. Which is fitting, given that he works for China, not for America.
An unruly crowd entered the US Capitol on Jan. 6, while then-President Donald Trump addressed a rally several blocks away. One member of that crowd, Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed woman and a veteran, was shot by the Capitol Police. The next day, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died in the hospital.
On Jan. 8, The New York Times reported that Officer Sicknick had died after being struck in the head with a fire extinguisher by violent Trump supporters. This story was quickly repeated by numerous other media outlets. Millions believed it.
The story was false.
Nothing about January 6th was as the Democrat Media Complex reported it. Brian Sicknick was simply someone they could use to vilify Trump and conservatives. And you're still not allowed to know who shot and killed Ashli Babbit. I have a friend who is convinced that Ashli Babbit was never shot, and it's all just a government plot. She was just an actor in some play. I have no clue what the purpose of said plot would be.
Last week, Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) revealed an utterly shocking fact: when a deranged leftist named James Hodgkinson opened fire on congressional Republicans in 2017, nearly killing GOP Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), the FBI ruled the shooting a “suicide by cop.”
In the defense of some FBI agents, a bunch of them also objected to that finding. But their objections didn't change a thing, and that's part of the problem. The FBI is corrupt from the top down. At this point, I doubt it can be fixed. And that corruption drags the good folks down just as much as the bad folks, because there aren't enough of the good folks to change things.
Anyways, just a reminder about the Federal Bureau of Incompetence.
I expect more riots from the usual suspects. Because when a feral human goes off and stabs multiple people, apparently the cops shouldn't do anything.
You want to see racism in this country? Keep defending the indefensible, and keep prosecuting cops who are out there trying to keep their communities safe. Keep rioting over shit like this, where some land-whale flips out and starts violently stabbing people right in front of a police officer. Maybe the triglycerides in her system caused a freak-out? I dunno. What I do know is that in a civil society, you cannot start stabbing people in front of a cop and expect them to just stand there and watch.
And you cannot demonize the cops in this situation and expect your society to survive. If you want to remove the cops from your neighborhoods and go all "Lord of the Flies" in the ghetto, well, that's on you. But when you bring your Lord of the Flies game into my area? That's when the spicy time starts.
Folks, there wasn't enough evidence for him to be guilty of anything. This is a political trial, not a trial based on evidence. And if you think the Ferguson effect was bad before, just you wait to see what's coming down the pike in the future. Why should any police officer in or around Minneapolis risk their life and their family and their career trying to help people in black urban areas? Why should any police officer respond to a call when it could result in them going to jail and their family destitute?
Violent crime is already skyrocketing in Minneapolis. This will add solid rocket fuel to those numbers. And were I a cop anywhere around that location, if I got a call from an area where BLM is the predominate narrative, I'd made damn sure that I had other things to do, until I rolled up late enough to simply take a report.
But then again, if I was a cop in Minneapolis, I would have already taken my family and left. Buh bye. There's a sheriff's department in some rural area that needs a deputy. Minneapolis can burn itself down, and it probably will over something else. The Marxist Left is in control, and the feral humans are unchecked. This will not end well.
Ten bucks to Rittenhouse’s defense fund. For nothing more than that, this guy’s name is on local television in a segment that includes images of his home just so that the intrepid reporter can get a shot of himself ringing the doorbell. I haven’t seen a random person ruined so gratuitously by a media outlet for badthink than that infamous WaPo story last year about some rando wearing blackface at a Halloween party.
Since this is local to where I'm currently at, I wrote the station and basically told them that I wouldn't watch their garbage journalism if they paid me to do so. I left off the fact that I don't own a TV in the first place, and so I never watched their garbage journalism in the first place.
For some reason, I think that an electrician is a more durable trade than a gardener — it certainly will be, going forward — and likewise, a metalworker (blacksmith, welder, etc.) will have a better go than an innkeeper. (I know: there wasn’t much call for electricians back in the sixteenth century, but I’ll bet that metalworkers were in high demand.) And since we’ve moved away from leeches and trepanning, I’m pretty sure that a doctor would have a more durable trade than a wall covering specialist.
There are basically four kinds of trade, methinks (and there is some overlap, certainly over time):
I couldn't help but read this, and think back to Mike Rowe's interview where he said "Don't follow your dreams. Follow the MONEY, and then you can fulfill your dreams."
Looking at the list laid out by Mr. du Toit, the Mrs and I fall into several of his categories in skills that we have that we can use should everything fall apart. Obviously, soldiering, given my current occupation. Farming (small scale, I can't run a 500 acre farm), cooking, baking, brewing, innkeeping, and entertaining, and a few others. In short, we can make ourselves valuable no matter what happens.
And let's say that nothing bad happens in the next few years. Hypothetical situation, I know, but still, play along with me. I retire, move back home, what do I do to earn my daily bread? Well, I already have a list of things I can do, and all I have to do is refine them into a business plan and I'm off to the races.
Just something to keep in mind, especially if you have relatives who are looking at going hundreds of thousands of dollars into debt in order to attend a university. I've met far too many university grads who are nothing but poorly trained fry cooks, given that they're not actually useful in any kind of real world application.
I'm going to be working pretty much 24/7 for the next week, so I've turned on comment moderation. The gamma troll spent quite a bit of time pounding out his rage this week, probably with his third chin wobbling in fury as his cheetos-crusted fingers typed his blithering, mindless comments, which of course got spammed without being read. Still, given my time will be limited for blogging, I'm not going to waste any of what free time I do have dealing with the childish verbal vomit of a hapless clueless fuckwit who spends all day in his mommy's basement instead of being a productive member of society. I'll turn off moderation when I have more free time.