This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there (at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
For just general FYI notices, use to “tips” pages. All the old ones remain for historical reference:
What’s Going On?
The Democrats had a Cringworthy Convention that folks are calling a “Cringvention”.
Joe introduced himself and his spouse, Jill. He called himself “Joe Biden’s Husband”. Joe / Jill and “o” or an “ill”, I know it’s so hard to keep straight who is whom… Obama showed up and reminded us all how he was the Most Excellent POTUS who cured the world’s ills and fixed all the global problems while saying Trump was unable to do the job. Such an amazing display of lack of self awareness from the POTUS who bows to kings and ships $Billions to Islamic Terrorists while being implicated in Felonies by TLAs.
I have only watched out-takes and short snips, but that’s way too much already. It would seem almost nobody watched it anyway (reviews were horrible and ratings in the toilet). One news outlet captured a screen shot of a snip being “ratioed” with way more down votes than up, then noticed the next day half the “dislikes” were removed. Looks like Google is doing their best to shape appearance via manipulation of what you see. Isn’t that election interference or something?
Camel-Ah Harris is obnoxious when she talks. Also can’t seem to decide what her ethnicity is. One person announced her as “South Asian & Black” in the British Style of Asian (meaning Pakies or Indians). I’m growing more fond of the Cameleon Harris name…
Slowly The Light Dawns
After mere years of rolling blackouts, Governor Neusance of Kalifornia admitted that they were caused by “too much renewable energy” sources. Given another decade they might realize that shutting down all the dispatchable natural gas power plants (some with decades of service life left) was a Very Bad Idea.
Tim Pool had an avowed SJW on his show as a guest. She was explaining why she is voting for Trump! Seems that not only are folks in the middle moving away from the insanity of the Dimocrats, but even maturing SJWs are seeing the light.
The Mayor of Chicago has decided that having the police arrest folks and maybe charging some of them might, just maybe, stop some of the rioting. Now that her downtown and Miracle Mile are ruins… But hey, better late than never… maybe. Unlike Portland that has gone 80+ days of continuous riots without penalty and only now is realizing a tiny little bit that it’s helping Trump. “At least they are a good bad example”… State Police packed up and left as arrests for assault on police were not being prosecuted. Now Portland had their county buildings set on fire. Yet it must be “Trump’s Fault” in their warped view of the world.
Someone needs to point out to them that 1% of the population are Psychopaths and 4% are Sociopaths. IF you don’t have police, they recruit another 10% or so who are just loving fires and destruction and fights and then they set about having a crime and violence rampage. Might as well hang out a shingle saying “Fire Bugs Welcome! BYO Gasoline.” But maybe they will figure it out.
How Democrat Mayors and Governors could believe that letting loose the insane, arsonists, looters, and rioters in their own down towns while granting them immunity from prosecution AND pissing on their own police departments would somehow be helpful to their cause or in any way look bad for Trump is a study for psychologists and historians. All it has done is convinced large chunks of the population (and businesses) to avoid their cities and move out of town. It sure is making Republican run States and Cities look good!
I’m about to show some videos of Real Americans having a good time. Most of these folks know what a real trigger is, and have one, and know how to use it. I strongly suggest you do not annoy them with some asinine whining about gender crap, oppression, or their “privilege” as many of these folks do Real Work for a living and have the muscles and sight picture to prove it. If you want to see what a real Trigger Event can do, go to Sturgis with that crap. But I really think it would be better if you just suck it up and STFU. ‘Cause I’m warning you, these folks have real triggers and know how to use them.
A giant biker rally was held in Sturgis South Dakota. I have watched a few videos of it. Regular “Deplorable” Americans saying a big F-U to people telling them to be miserable and ashamed of themselves. Big Men enjoying being masculine. Beautiful Women enjoying driving Big Men a bit around the bend ;-)
Soy Boys, Femi-Nazis, and Gender Bent need not apply.
I found myself wishing I still had my Bike and was there. Maybe next year… Even saw a few Rice Rockets there, so my old Honda 500 CC Silver Wing, twin, shaft drive, water cooled would have been acceptable (despite the Harley dominance).
A few Antifa Idiots showed up on one day. Stood in a line in the middle of the street with a lot of Big Beefy Cops near them. Motorcycle Guys just puttering by each way and jeering some. One very tall Antifa Idiot kicked at a bike. Several Dozen bikers left the side walks and were surrounding him, but a cop dragged him off as the rest of the Antifa were “escorted” out of town. What in Hell were they thinking? You just do not kick at a Bike in the middle of a Biker Convention. Oh, and in the Buffalo Chip camp grounds they had a very large Trump trailer ;-)
Bikers for Trump, it’s a thing… (2:42)
Chinese Wuhan Covid
This is a repeat from last posting.
This has been beat to death in a bunch of postings.
At present we’ve got renewed “outbreaks” based on a lot of testing with a test that has some number of false positives too. Deaths not going up much though.
Biggest issue seems to be that The Swamp wants to make this as bad as possible in the hope it will damage Trump. Rather like all their other “Do Crap And Shout” TDS efforts, it just makes them look evil. Oh Well.
Plus, folks are catching on that HCQ works, Ivermectin works, and several other things help. It is looking ever more like a fraud being committed by the Swamp Creatures and normal folks do not appreciate being pawns in a game of Political Chicken that’s killing off their friends and relatives when that could all be avoided. Oh, and the feeding of $Millions to Big Pharma for Remdesivir that only sort of works or a vaccine that doesn’t exist yet and may make it worse.
It’s just become rather obvious that it is a put up job. Only unclear bits are “by whom” and “deliberate or exploiting an accident?”.
Now into their 5th or so run of flood surges hitting the 3 Gorges dam. Much crop land flooded. CCP (Chinese Communist Party) telling folks to conserve food (as though anyone but party members has excess…) Bet that Australia Barley would be looking mighty good about now.
As the global Thermo Haline Circulation has slowed down a lot with our cooling sun, the rain bands have moved. I think China is going into a “world of hurt” stage. Beware cornered rats… There may also be some drought issues in other areas that normally get that rain. China has also had a few rounds of abnormal summer snow in some areas. Local lore calls this a harbinger of ill. Don’t discount the lore. It is a remembered connection between unusual events and their consequences.
Looks like we’re on track for a WTO Brexit (and that is a good thing!) and for a CANZUK refresh of The Empire as democratic cooperating nations. Hopefully Trump can get us in on a bit of that action as that’s one BIG trading block with common language, culture, and rule of law. (Then again, I’ll understand if the USA is just a bit too “not one of us” for The Commonwealth…)