One Dimensional Chess

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Since the Thursday night debate at which Joe Biden looked like a hospice patient, there have been competing theories about whether it was a setup in order to push Biden out of the way or whether it was just another screwup. Basically, we have two competing theories of the crime. One says it is the work of those mysterious people in the hollowed-out volcano who control the world and the other theory says it is the work of people who are too stupid to run the machine they inherited.

The hollowed-out volcano theory side had the momentum on Thursday night as regime media started bellowing for Biden to step aside. It had the feel of that first weekend of the Ukraine war when every talking hairdo on television had a Ukraine flag lapel pin and was spasmodically saying “keev” at one another. The same people who were telling one another that Joe Biden was as sharp as a tack were suddenly competing with one another to condemn his family for rolling him out on stage.

The weekend was full of fake influencers and insiders assuring the internet that there were secret meetings happening at various places where the volcano people or their envoys would tell Biden to step aside. Bill O’Reilly, who most thought was dead, won the internet with a Seymour Hersh style scoop claiming that the decision to put a pillow over Joe Biden’s face had been made. Why anyone would think Bill O’Reilly has such privileged access is a topic for another day.

As the weekend wound down and the Great Pumpkin failed to rise from the pumpkin patch, the new narrative was that Jill Biden was preventing anyone from gaining access to Joe Biden in order to convince him to retire. Anyone who knows anything about the life of presidents knows this is impossible in the modern age. Since Reagan, the modern president is never alone. They have no control of their schedule. There are guards inside the toilet with them.

Anyway, this brings us back to those two main theories. It is becoming clear that the scheme to have the early debate was not part of a four-dimensional chess ploy plotted by the volcano people after all. It is entirely possible that some elements inside the regime pushed for the early debate in case Biden fumbled, but they did not have anything planned if such a thing happened. It is also possible they pushed for an early debate to get it out of the way, so people forget about it.

The truth is the political class no longer possesses second order thinking. This is the ability to think about the range of possible reactions to an action and then planning possible responses to those reactions. People with the ability to think this way weigh those possible reactions and then select their action in order to get the most favorable response, so they can then make their next move. Great chess players possess the ability to think many moves in advance.

The people running Washington lack this ability. It is why they are so enamored with narratives that often take the place of reality. They can only think about what they want as a final result, so they imagine a scenario that leads to that result and then work backward to some initial first step. It is at this point they launch their caper with their first move, just assuming everything they imagined will follow. Often, they celebrate as they are making that first move in anticipation of the prize.

This is why you see the phenomenon of accrued joy. This is when the managerial class creates a narrative that leads to their desired end and then pulls forward the happiness they will feel for that event to the present. Here is an example where the person is feeling joy over an imaginary choo-choo train project. This will never be built and will probably never get started. He can imagine it happening though, so he pretends it will happen and celebrates as if it has happened.

Putting that aside, this inability to think more than one step ahead is augmented by the fact that these people are unable to think about anything other than their own desires and how to achieve them. They never think about what comes next. We have seen this for over two years in the Ukraine war. Every move by the regime is just assumed to be a game changer and there is never any thought given to how the Russians will react or what will happen after this game changer.

That is most likely what we are seeing with Biden. The people who run things knew he was a vegetable back in 2020. They picked him because they hated Trump and just needed a compliant body for the election. No thought was given to how they would manage a man with dementia, much less run him for reelection. Now they want to be free of him and his crooked family, so they let him stagger out on stage and make a fool of himself in that debate Thursday night.

Again, no thought about what comes next, just the first move. It is as if they assume that the world will magically fall into place for them and produce a young vital candidate who can appeal to the public enough to rig the next election. Instead, they will be left to choose from zombies like Gavin Newsom and Gretchen Whitmer. Neither of whom have support in the party or the general public. Of course, Biden has yet to step aside and very well may choose to stick it out, despite it all.

This lack of second order thinking has another strange result. The system now seems to select for people who prefer chaos over order. If you cannot plan more than one move ahead, then a world where planning ahead has no reward, a world of random chaos, reduces the benefit of that ability. In other words, the mediocrities are creating an environment in which having a mediocre mind is an asset. Their impulsive behavior creates conditions that reward first order thinking.

What all of this points to is a random walk to the Democratic convention. Over the coming weeks the various tribes of the regime will make their game changing move, float their preferred narrative to the media and create more chaos. Given his condition, Biden could drop dead before the convention or, if Allah wills it, drop dead a week after the convention thus leaving Harpo Harris as the nominee. Chance has a sense of humor, but it always favors those with a prepared mind.


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Charles P. Kalina
Charles P. Kalina
Member
22 days ago

Based on what I’ve seen living in a solid-blue DC-area county, a bedroom suburb for Feds and the Fed-adjacent… One reason they don’t do second-order thinking is that they’re insulated from second-order consequences. The Federal government isn’t going to go out of business or move somewhere else. Given a solid-blue electorate, there’s also no political cost. So there’s none of the discipline or constraints normally imposed by real life cost/benefit.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Charles P. Kalina
22 days ago

Lack of accountability is a cast-iron bitch. For the rest of us…

Jeb Bush Presidential Library
Jeb Bush Presidential Library
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
22 days ago

A lot of gibs and interests to be gained by Leftists because of non-enforcement of law and unaccountability

Coalclinker
Coalclinker
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
22 days ago

Yes, but eventually the lack of accountability catches up with them. Collapsing empires, an absolute refusal for reform, and a summary justice known as the brick wall and the firing squad, usually catches up with them.

Maxda
Maxda
Reply to  Coalclinker
22 days ago

Their surprised expressions on the gallows will be entertaining.

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  Maxda
22 days ago

“But we were on The Right Side of History!”

Mr. House
Mr. House
Reply to  Oswald Spengler
22 days ago

perfect clip for you comment:

https://youtu.be/Mjkt4UgcTmg

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Coalclinker
22 days ago

Matt Bracken, I think, had an old short story “What I Saw at the Revolution” that is pretty prescient and has a satisfying ending. It shows the total lack of second order thinking of those kind.

imnobody00
imnobody00
Reply to  Mike
22 days ago
Mike
Mike
Reply to  imnobody00
22 days ago

You’re right, I stand corrected.

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
21 days ago

This is the best essay I’ve yet read from Z. He’s channeling his inner H L Mencken. It’s neither firmly comedy, nor firmly ridicule; oddly enough, it’s more at mere simple [and rather tautological] observations about the surrealistic lunacy of the so-called managerialists. I can’t tell whether the UK Thunderbirds ever made it to an hollowed-out volcano [back in the 1960s], although apparently they had to deal with an ackshual active volcano in Iceland [the 14th episode of Season 2]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbirds_(TV_series) But Mike Myers had an hollowed-out volcano in “Austin Powers”. And I believe Sean Connery visited an hollowed-out volcano in… Read more »

mmack
mmack
Reply to  Charles P. Kalina
22 days ago

If you’re never punished for failure, you won’t learn to plan ahead to have an alternate “Plan B” to deal with “Plan A” failing.

If you’re a headless nail working for The Guv’ment, you KNOW you won’t be fired.

Bring back the Spoils System. Clean out the deadwood and teach people consequences.

(Sadly, for selected demographics in the Corporate World, a similar situation has arisen over the years. It’s called “We can’t fire him/her, we’ll get sued! 🙄)

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  mmack
22 days ago

Agreed with one exception, you are not punished for failure. Failure tempers you, improves you. To not fail is to not even try.

Pozymandias
Reply to  mmack
22 days ago

Well you can’t fire *her*, but you can almost always fire him. Indeed, this is probably the only reason corpomerica still hires men at all.

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Vegetius
Vegetius
Reply to  Charles P. Kalina
22 days ago

The Cartoon Network view of the federal bureaucracy which conservatives cherish and bring with them into dissident politics is only half right about half of the time. In my experience, there is little difference between public and private when it comes to planning in very large organizations. Tiggers are always priviledged over Eyeores, even when the Eyeores are proved correct time and again. It’s the Hammerstein-Equord matrix in reverse. Part of this does has to do with the fact that suggesting that something might go wrong is viewed as a direct criticism of decision-makers, who will never be held accountable… Read more »

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Vegetius
21 days ago

Vegetius: “I know very little about the biology or psychology of second-order thinking, especially its relationship to intelligence, sex and personality. But my own experience suggests that time spent online appears to erode the ability to think in those terms.“ When I searched on “Second-order thinking“, I got the following: “Second-order thinking is a mental model that considers all future possibilities. It encourages individuals to think outside of the box so that they can prepare for every and any eventuality. It also discourages the tendency for individuals to default to the most obvious choice.” I don’t know about you guys, but… Read more »

Spingerah
Spingerah
Reply to  Charles P. Kalina
22 days ago

Good God! The Seattle area is bad enough, i cannot imagine. Is it worth it?

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  Charles P. Kalina
22 days ago

“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Cmhi
Cmhi
Reply to  Charles P. Kalina
21 days ago

That could be said of the female sex, in general.

Robbo
Robbo
Reply to  Charles P. Kalina
21 days ago

That pretty much explains the whole mental outlook of the Left: lack of immediate consequences. Our grandfathers built us a very strong society that can take a lot of damage, including the insanity foisted on us by these maniacs. That means they can say, “See? What’s the big deal if we redefine marriage/run up trillions of debt/open the borders? The wheels are still turning!” However, that is now coming to an end as the system at last begins to break down. The Main Meal of Consequences is about to be served to the Left and to us.

David Wright
Member
22 days ago

If you magically merged the best of Calvin Coolidge, Reagan and Trump into one and ran against an even more severely demented and drooling Biden, it would still be a close race, even without cheating. That’s just where we are now and for the most part have been for a long time. The distracted amoral American dumbass is of no use to good people hoping and working for a better country.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  David Wright
22 days ago

Prior to 2000 or so, close elections were the exception. Now they are the norm, and today if somebody gets 53% like The Precious did, that’s considered a mandate, whereas in the before times, a long time often passed between presidential elections as close as that one in 2008.

I note that the always close presidential elections coincide with the ubiquity and increased efficiency of computing power. Although they also track with the GR.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
22 days ago

I think they coincide with the changing demographics of the nation—White majority vs POC majority. I sort of expected this a couple of decades ago. This new majority/minority come basically from failed craphole nations and they bring such thinking with them.

plato spaghetti
plato spaghetti
Reply to  Compsci
22 days ago

Bull’s eye. The country will list further to the left as the proportion of Caucasians (especially western Europeans) shrinks.

Tom K
Tom K
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
22 days ago

A conspiracy among the Democrat operatives is shaping up because it has to. Here’s the least-bad alternative for Dems operating behind the curtain. They use that computing power to fortify democracy again and reelect Biden/Harris. This is in lieu of Biden dropping out prematurely, which he won’t because he’s an angry senile old man. Then the 25th amendment machinery is set into motion and we get a President Harris. If the plebs haven’t revolted after four years of Biden, why would they do so if Harris succeeds to the throne? The puppet show continues, Judy replacing Punch, thus forestalling the… Read more »

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  David Wright
22 days ago

It’s never been more evident that massive expansion of the franchise was a terrible mistake.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  ProZNoV
22 days ago

Did somebody just mention “narcissisistic, emotion-driven first order thinking,” that is, the feminine mindset?

The secret to the messianic religious zealots (looking at you, JudeoPuritans) is that capital of all kinds is diverted from practical to social issues.

From masculine practicality to feminine sociality;
from the engineers to the priesthood.

“Make the world safe for Democracy”, because
Democracy is a Jewish Dictatorship

(The Americas were hoped to be the New Jerusalem from which the transatlantic traders could rule the world)

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TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Alzaebo
22 days ago

Thank you for saying that. I was scanning this article for my daily dose of Joo bashing, but couldn’t really come up with anything myself. I’ve had my dopamine rush for the day.

(I’m half joking. I’m generally with you all when it comes to this topic. But I don’t blame the Joos as much, as I blame the WASPs for failing to slap them down and keep them in line.)

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
Reply to  Alzaebo
21 days ago

A new Europe without the baggage of 1000 years of Catholicism?

Maxda
Maxda
Reply to  ProZNoV
22 days ago

It did in the Roman Republic.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Maxda
22 days ago

from the web:
“When the Rhine froze in 406 AD, the barbarian nations realized they could cross into the rotting Roman Empire with impunity. Seventy years – or one lifetime- later a Germanic King ruled the city of Rome, and the Classical World disappeared.”

Maxda
Maxda
Reply to  Alzaebo
22 days ago

I was referring to the Republic granting Roman citizenship to most of Italy after the Social War (91–87 BC) – which put the Republic on course for collapse.
But yes, the Empire also ended after they lost control of borders and diluted the value of citizenship.

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  ProZNoV
21 days ago

ProZNoV: “It’s never been more evident that massive expansion of the franchise was a terrible mistake.” You can thank all the Unitardians & the Quakers & the Wesleyans who paid for the scabs [yuge numbers of them j00ish] to cross the Atlantic and “die to make men free”; and who promptly destroyed the federal Constitution just as soon as they buried Ol’ Abe [after the j00, John Wilkes Booth, had assassinated him]. Ol’ Abe wanted to send the obsolete farm implements back home to Africa. But, instead, the Unitardians & the Quakers & the Wesleyans gave us the 13th &… Read more »

David Wright
Member
Reply to  David Wright
22 days ago

I am not sure since I have seen only clips of the debate but did any issues get discussed.
Never mind, I know already. Both ZOG controlled candidates of which one I suppose I have to defend somehow. Blowhard vs evil pudding brain.

Maxda
Maxda
Reply to  David Wright
22 days ago

People being surprised at Biden’s state actually surprised me.

They have been that disengaged for the last 3 years? Didn’t notice him lost in Europe a couple weeks ago? Literally wandering off in a stupor?

plato spaghetti
plato spaghetti
Reply to  Maxda
22 days ago

Scary, isn’t it. They are truly the Borg. They no longer even need external censorship, they truly love Big Brother.

Apex Predator
Apex Predator
Reply to  Maxda
22 days ago

Lefties do not see those images. This is something that really didn’t dawn on me until a few others pointed it out. When you are in highly curated and restricted echo chamber you don’t see these images and hear him mumbling, see him stumbling. This was raw and unedited so lots of leftists who have been deeply in the haze of propaganda caught an unfiltered glimpse of it for the first time. Certainly not the high-priests at CNN, MSNBC, etc. who were acting equally surprised. But probably a statistically significant amount of far leftists have never seen ‘raw Biden’ prior… Read more »

plato spaghetti
plato spaghetti
Reply to  Apex Predator
22 days ago

Hence the recent push to label anything that slipped through the filter as “cheap fakes”. I’m a little surprised they didn’t try to stick with that, even in a live event.

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  David Wright
21 days ago

David Wright: “The distracted amoral American dumbass…”

Within a few decades, the V@xxpocalypse will have determined precisely who were the “distracted amoral American dumbasses”, and who were not.

The demographics of it might even be clear by 2030 to 2035, and will certainly be abundantly obvious by 2050.

??what??
??what??
22 days ago

What nobody is mentioning is that there was a similar case 2 years ago with John Fetterman’s disastrous debate after suffering a stroke.

Yet he went on to win the election.

Yes, I believe this country is that degenerate to re-elect a known dementia patient.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  ??what??
22 days ago

The liberals that I know are hardly troubled by Biden’s condition and will vote for him again. They are eager to cast a vote for the shadowy group that controls Biden, even if they aren’t sure who actually makes the decisions. They’d prefer another Obama, who was “articulate and bright and clean,” but they see their vote for Biden as support for the sanctity of abortion and the dispossession of traditional whites via massive immigration, affirmative action, and crippling climate change restrictions. In other words, they feel that their highest duty is to oppose the sort of people who read this… Read more »

Jkloi
Jkloi
Reply to  LineInTheSand
22 days ago

Who are these fucking people? Dispossess the fucking people they serve? Or is politics more of a blood sport to these assholes? Nothing gets me angrier than knowing they don’t see their countrymen as their countrymen and the most important issue is killing the next generation. Once again, who are these fucking people?

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  Jkloi
22 days ago

“When we win, do not forget that these people want you broke, dead, your kids r*ped and brainwashed, and they think it’s funny.” — Sam Hyde

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  Jkloi
22 days ago

shift+9 shift+9 shift+9 shift+0 shift+0 shift+0, that’s who

cg2
cg2
Reply to  Jkloi
21 days ago

Once again, who are these fucking people?
My 2 sisters and my Wife’s union brothers.

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
Reply to  Jkloi
21 days ago

Massive social engineering especially through the tv

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  LineInTheSand
22 days ago

LITS,

A good and concise analysis. As with most Leftists, they’ll really be voting for what they’re against (i.e., white tradition), as opposed to what they’re for.

Most Leftists I’ve known simply cast votes along these ideological lines. They really do get swept up in it. You name the hysteria: Climate change, Covid, migrant “crisis”, etc.; they’ll lap it up.

Same with most Conservative types, too.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  ??what??
22 days ago

Pennsylvanians voted for a Pennsylvania vegetable over a foreigner. Given two uninspiring candidates, it came down to that. (I sat it out btw.)

Last edited 22 days ago by Paintersforms
Member
Reply to  Paintersforms
22 days ago

Exactly. A choice between Strokey and The Turk was no choice at all. I also refused to play.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Pickle Rick
22 days ago

It’s getting to the point where, even at the state level, you could scoop up two bums living in a cardboard box by the Slauson Cutoff, and they would make better candidates than the actual politicians running for high office. No foolin’.

Last edited 22 days ago by Ostei Kozelskii
Vizzini
Member
Reply to  Pickle Rick
22 days ago

They’re replaying the same game on us in Ohio this year. The “Republican” candidate, is the scion of a powerful Colombian political family and he was born in Bogota. He turned on a dime from generic liberal politics and notable homo-friendliness to spouting MAGA talking points. He’s a complete grifter and a foreigner. I can’t play that game. At least Democrat Sherrod Brown is an American. So, I’ll sit that one out and let the chips fall where they may.

Mr. House
Mr. House
Reply to  Paintersforms
22 days ago

That is why the supreme court leaked the decision to send the abortion question back to the states. The Dems needed that tail wind 😉

Mr. House
Mr. House
Reply to  Paintersforms
22 days ago

Even if that didn’t energize democrat voters, it gives them plausible deniability with regards to fraud

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Mr. House
22 days ago

Casey is running ads portraying McCormick as a carpetbagger. You’d think Republicans would learn it works.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
22 days ago

Not enough credit is being given. We’re talking about the same folks who in 2020 staged a domestic color revolution and subsequent fortification. Who from 2016-2018 staged the great Russia Hoax, which had multiple second and third order effects which furthered their future imperial plans. However, for the great mass of followers, hopelessly infected by the mind virus at both the micro short term and macro long term levels, the people who one day spelled it Kiev and the next day Kyiv, who one season scaremongered about the jab because it was coming from Trump and the next season cheerleaded… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
22 days ago

But they are not in charge, and they are not making the decisions.

That’s the bottom line. While it will change nothing, the Nursing Home Beauty Pageant and Debate made it clear to even to many thick-skulled Americans that they are powerless and their political choices are irrelevant. It is why I get a kick out of people claiming the Ruling Class’s lawn jockey, Barack Obama, also is in the volcano and plotting. Obama barely functions as a dutiful crack whore, for God’s sake.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Jack Dobson
22 days ago

It’s so much easier to have a “boogie” man than an amorphous deep state of multiple villainous characters…

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Jack Dobson
22 days ago

Don’t discount the Intelligence asset; that’s why he was rewarded with Kalomara Castle two miles from the White House, instead of a volcano lair. This guy is our Lenin; the Kagan clan is our Trotsky. As an Alinkskyite community organizer, this guy is very good at his job, hobnobbing and liasing connections. Networking is his business. He stole $150 million from a dead Republican and gave it to Ayers in the Annenberg Challenge. He took thirty hippies of ACORN- Arkansas Community Organizers for Reform Now- and turned it into the national ‘American’ CORN army of 300,000 that converged the public… Read more »

Last edited 22 days ago by Alzaebo
AnotherAnon
AnotherAnon
Reply to  Alzaebo
22 days ago

Very good run down on the manufactured black Jesus. The Obama Foundation never rests, as it peppers its progressive feel-good rallies with Julia Roberts, Clooney and his intel asset lawyer wife, and other big draw morons. They run huge presentations all over the world. Check out their website – it’s a massive propaganda machine cranking out materials for audiences of all levels of intelligence. They’re now stepping into entertainment. IOW, they’re expanding the hateYT franchise, worldwide. (As an aside, it hasn’t occurred to people that Johnny Depp and Dolly Parton, for example – celebs generally known to be decent people… Read more »

jo blo
jo blo
Reply to  Alzaebo
21 days ago

I am convinced Obama is a master of ericksonian talking hypnosis, and thus has the ability to implant subconscious suggestions into a sympathetic audience – he bypasses their conscious thought processes by droning on with platitudes till the feeble brains of (D)irtbag voters stop resisting his evil ideas. A long read, but it’s very important to understand how this works.

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
Reply to  jo blo
21 days ago

Double yikes!

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
Reply to  Alzaebo
21 days ago

Yikes!

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
Reply to  Jack Dobson
21 days ago

the Ruling Class’s lawn jockey, Barack Obama

hehe, I’m stealing this!

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Jack Dobson
21 days ago

In sum, it matters not who is installed, because this is what “minders” working in conjunction with the bureaucracy’s overwhelming institutional inertia are for. Decisions are made by the Cabal, and their dictates are accommodated by either pushing the desired Executive Orders under the pen of a “Joe Biden” compliant with these Decisions, or by having the Bureaucracy just ignore the wishes of a “Donald Trump” no matter what he even signed (rather like those kiddie car seats with a steering wheel which controls nothing).

3g4me
3g4me
22 days ago

A perfect snapshot of murka in 2024. A 74 year old White man, in small town (7k) Crete, Nebraska (sw of Lincoln) shot (only wounded) 7 mestizos, part of a larger group having a loud party next door. He also told them to go back to their own country and to learn English. Then he killed himself. In 2000, Crete was 86% White and 13% mestizo. Today, it is 42% mestizo (White % is unclear because they include the mestizos and others in the %). The local public school ‘children’ are 62% mestizo. And they all agree the White man… Read more »

Gideon
Gideon
Reply to  3g4me
22 days ago

Kind of like conservatives celebrating the demise of Roe v. Wade and the resultant difficulties Juana and Tanisha in Houston may have in terminating their unwanted pregnancies. Look how Trump owned Biden in the debate over partial birth abortions!

btp
Member
Reply to  3g4me
22 days ago

I will say, the White mind lends itself to apocalyptic solutions. Having lost his town and finally his own home to savages, he commits suicide rather than engage in any of the alternatives possible to him. (No, not like voting or a petition. How dare you?) But something in the White soul craves a desperate last stand against impossible odds. There is a reason why Theoden’s harangue in “Return of the King.” “Ride now! Ride for ruin and the world’s ending! Death! Death!” And all the White kids in the theater feel their epigenetic souls stirring: where can I get… Read more »

Gster
Gster
Reply to  btp
22 days ago

What, concretely, were the alternatives available to him, considering his age?

BigJimSportCamper
BigJimSportCamper
Reply to  Gster
22 days ago

Not merely wounding the little bastards would have been more productive.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  3g4me
22 days ago

There’s not a person here who believes stopping immigration will save America. In fact, very few of us even believe America still exists.

Otherwise, spot on.

Apex Predator
Apex Predator
Reply to  3g4me
21 days ago

I’m absolutely sympathetic to this guy’s plight. He has likely seen that neighborhood terraformed into little Central America in short order. As you well know, this is happening everywhere. I saw it with my own eyes on my “walkabout” last summer driving across this once great nation. These are the poor bastards that inherit all that wonderful “diversity” that leftists nicely shelter themselves from while screeching the loudest about it. You see it all around DC, I am sort of numb to it now since I’m only here for a brief stint and I’m totally disconnected from the States mentally,… Read more »

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
22 days ago

Chaos and mediocrity sound feminine, don’t they? Abortion, too, which I’ll never understand and try to put out of mind so I don’t despise the opposite sex. Women shouldn’t vote.

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
22 days ago

Wow that Twitter train dude is excited because of a train that will (supposedly) turn a 6-hour car drive into a 3-hour train trip; it doesn’t take much to get him fired up I suppose. Also on Biden, he’s a horrible, horrible person and the people milking his corpse for power and prestige don’t care because that is exactly what he would be doing to them if given the same circumstance. Lastly, the lack of second order thinking may also spawn from an arrogance that everything can be “handled” by these people. They have all the power, wealth and connections… Read more »

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
22 days ago

a train that will (supposedly) turn a 6-hour car drive into a 3-hour train trip

And cost twice the money (maybe three times as much!); and allow you to be seated next to diversity or some fat bastard.

At least in my aged motor, my fortune is my own; and I don’t have to sit next to Jamal regaling the whole carriage about his problems with “his bitch”!

Vizzini
Member
Reply to  OrangeFrog
22 days ago

From reading his Twitter feed, it’s obvious the guy really hates elbow room and transportation independence. All those people driving around willy-nilly, going wherever they want to, taking up space — they must be stopped!

Yancey Ward
Member
22 days ago

The debate was a called bluff. Biden’s staff worked with CNN to produce a debate offer with debate rules that were “guaranteed” to be declined by Trump so that Biden etal. could use the “Trump is too afraid to debate” tactic. Of course, there is no second level thinking involved in this just like bad poker players never think about what happens if they have to show the busted flush.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Yancey Ward
22 days ago

Great insight! That also explains why Trump went along with all the one sided rules. I thought he was just phoning it in and was too lazy or cocky to demand better rules, but he probably realized it was the only way to get a debate. It’s hilarious how most of the rules turned out to be neutral or helpful for him.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Yancey Ward
21 days ago

I would also bet that the bad poker players you allude to are a small groups of idiots, probably comprised of Dr. Jill, Hunter, that female turd emoji, and a few mid-level toadies who bobble their heads yes to the top three. It’s not like all the Jews running the important cabinet departments are consulted on whether to debate or not.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
22 days ago

This inability or unwillingness to think about the consequences of actions is a hallmark of the New Left. With the possible exception of the French and Russian revolutionaries, no group in history has effected as thoroughgoing a demolition of society as has the New Left. But whereas the former two groups took a rototiller only to their own nation, the New Left took it to the entirety of western civilization and did so without any thought to what might happen if you ripped out, by the roots, the totality of custom and tradition, institutions and structures, and then dashed kerosene… Read more »

Maxda
Maxda
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
22 days ago

The French Revolutionaries and Bolsheviks both thoroughly rototilled much of Europe in the decades following their revolutions.

Mycale
Mycale
22 days ago

They don’t possess second-order thinking because they don’t have to. Nobody ever got fired in DC for being wrong, or arguing bad policy. They don’t have to perform at their jobs because they don’t get fired, and their home values in NOVA keep going up no matter what the economy is doing, and they get a pension at the end so they don’t even need to plan for their retirement. They don’t see the world in even “great game” terms, as moves on a chessboard – they think they are the chessboard. It is how we end up with a… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Mycale
22 days ago

Good point – until they feel the consequences of lack of second order thinking, why bother? Unfortunately, it is we who feel the consequences, not them.

stranger in a strange land
stranger in a strange land
Reply to  Mycale
22 days ago

Mycale – thank heaven we have a transportation secretary who is good at…um…oh yeah …fixing racist roads…or something.

BigJimSportCamper
BigJimSportCamper
Reply to  Mycale
22 days ago

Secretary of Treasury
Secretary of State
Secretary of Homeland Security
Attorney General

There’s common trait they all share, just can’t quite put my finger on it….. 

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
22 days ago

One interesting feature of that mediocrity is a pernicious “flocking” behavior in these erstwhile elites. The flock flies north, then suddenly flies south, but no member has any idea why. First the flock demanded the removal of Biden, suddenly and as if on cue. Then over the weekend seemed to switch to all the reasons Biden “really won” or is vigorous (he read a few 5 minute statements from a teleprompter without falling over or crapping himself). One thing I’ve noticed that contributes to the first-orderness is the vast majority of people I meet that are in that age tranche… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  SamlAdams
22 days ago

Watching the accelerated looting is a personal hobby of mine. It speaks volumes about where the elites and their Help and Hos in office, who get table scraps, think we are on the financial Doomsday Clock.

Guest
Guest
Reply to  SamlAdams
22 days ago

The flocking to which you refer is called emergent behavior by biologists and evolutionary scientists. Think of a flock of starlings or a school of fish moving as a group. No individual member of the group knows why it is moving in a particular direction at a particular time–it just takes it cues instinctively from the movement of the other members. While such emergent behavior in animals does not necessarily improve the odds of survival of any individual member of the group, it does increase the odds of survival of the group. A particularly speedy fish might stand a better… Read more »

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
Reply to  Guest
22 days ago

yep I left that explanation out for brevity…but exactly spot on. Just watching the local Derka-derka protests at place like Columbia…reporters ask the participants why they are chanting certain things…they have no clue..it’s just what is being chanted.

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
Reply to  Guest
22 days ago

PS. Even in the early 80s when I graduated from one of the “dirty dozen” you could see that behavior emerging among my classmates. Funny thing, one married a girl who had not gone to college and I recall the “OMG” reactions. Well, all these years later, still happily married, have a bunch of kids and a good life.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  SamlAdams
22 days ago

Dirty Dozen?

RDittmar
Member
22 days ago

I’m still of the mind that nothing has really changed with Biden’s woeful performance at the debate. After all, Trump is still going to get sentenced to jail next week. The GOP is still feverishly working behind the scenes to remove him from the ballot and/or throw the upcoming election. Finally, all the Dem “fortification” is still in place in the key states to make sure Biden will win the Electoral College no matter what. This talk about removing him from the ballot is probably just due to MSM talking heads needing something to yak about this week while waiting… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  RDittmar
22 days ago

So the question remains, “How does any of the above accrue to the determined of the DR?”

c matt
c matt
Reply to  RDittmar
22 days ago

The only caveat I would add to the above is TPTB could let Trump win if they expect inevitable SHingTF next term, and want him to be the Holder of the Bag.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
22 days ago

It is both Volcano People and Russian (heh) roulette players involved here. Biden was put on exhibit to decide whether he continues, but if he proved lacking there was no consideration given as to what comes next. The one round in the pistol went off, so we have been treated to three scenarios thus far: he must go, he must stay and Gnome underwear, because of course. There is an upside here. People have been forced to realize the oligarchy is in full control, the masses are powerless, and the elected puppets are mere window dressing. The clown show must… Read more »

Gideon
Gideon
Reply to  Jack Dobson
22 days ago

These are the same soothsayers driving the Ukraine conflict. Once it becomes obvious their previous narrative is falling apart, they have to come up with another one, also leading to a somewhat happy result (in their minds). Unfortunately for them, Putin isn’t part of the flock and won’t play along. It’s why they had to stage a peace conference—without Putin. It’s why they can’t abide Trump. Just one dissenting opinion-leader can destroy their whole Potemkin construct. Now we have one faction in conflict with another about how to rig an election. What will be the result? Russian roulette is a… Read more »

NoLabels
NoLabels
Reply to  Jack Dobson
22 days ago

Yes, it is not either set-up or screw-up, it’s both. Trump’s role has also been overlooked, for once, except to note his luck. Only reason this “debate” happened was the internal logic of donor-fleecing– it was objectively unnecessary. Rather than Trump calling Brandon’s bluff successfully, this was the latter calling the former’s catastrophically. Brandon can bitterly cling to power, duh, but moneywise he’s done

Barnard
Barnard
22 days ago

Biden dropping out has always depended on his being willing to do it. People forget, even for a politician, he has always had an incredibly distorted view of himself and his own abilities. There is no reason for that to change now. This story came out today that the Biden family is circling the wagons and talking about firing campaign advisors, which is absurd, but since they are political advisors they deserve it. Who do they think they can find that will prevent Biden from experiencing Sundown Syndrome like many other dementia patients? Another problem is the list of potential… Read more »

Lumpenschrek
Lumpenschrek
Reply to  Barnard
22 days ago

Seriously, the choice is SO simple: Admiral Levine, beats out Shrillary as our first female president.

Xman
Xman
Reply to  Lumpenschrek
22 days ago

And our first Jewish president. Twofer.

Vizzini
Member
Reply to  Xman
22 days ago

Trump with Ivanka and Jared was perilously close to that.

Pozymandias
Reply to  Xman
21 days ago

I do sometimes feel sorry for Jews. Imagine if the first White man to serve as President was a carny covered head to toe in tattoos and best known for his ability to eat a plate of live worms.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Lumpenschrek
22 days ago

You are pleased to jest!

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
22 days ago

There are multiple factions vying for power in the Democratic Party, or even within the White House perhaps. That’s scarcely novel since that’s virtually always the case in any enterprise, public or private, where groups of people are in a never-ending struggle to decide who controls the resources.   Dissidents often remark that it is almost certainly not Biden in charge; rather it’s his handlers. Among the usual suspects (the Deep State) a force to be reckoned with is DOCTOR Jill. She’s a latter-day Edith Wilson. Perhaps. More likely than not she is the real power broker on the Biden… Read more »

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
22 days ago

It would actually be pretty easy to get Jill to pull him from the race. Garland or some other messenger from the DOJ can threaten a full investigation into the whole Biden cabal unless Joe suddenly decides he wants to spend more time with his family and bows out.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  DLS
22 days ago

True. Joey Depends would crack like a robin’s egg under the pressure the Power Structure has been applying to Trump.

usNthem
usNthem
22 days ago

I guarantee you there are millions of Americans who are convinced Biden is a great president and was just off his game last week. There’s that saying that if you’re not liberal when you’re young, you have no heart. If you’re not conservative when you’re old, you have no brain. There are vast numbers of old goats who fall into the brainless category. That just about everyone can’t see at this point that voting, particularly at the federal level is nothing but a massive circle jerk, is ridiculous. The propagandizing over the last 60 odd years has been both effective… Read more »

mmack
mmack
Reply to  usNthem
22 days ago

They’re voting less for Biden than against Trump.

psuedopod
psuedopod
Reply to  mmack
22 days ago

Hence the reason you see very few Biden/Harris bumper stickers/yard signs even in very blue areas, and low turnout at any of their events.

Mycale
Mycale
Reply to  usNthem
22 days ago

I saw people on Reddit claiming that it was just some stuttering. You know, that debilitating stutter that Biden has been dealing with his entire life. The one that nobody ever heard between 1970 and 2015. The one that manifests in him mumbling incoherently and forgetting who he is talking to, unlike everyone else who has a stutter. They even trotted out Obama to claim it was just a bad debate performance, like he had in 2012. Exactly the same thing! It really shows two things, one is how little the ruling class thinks of average people, and two, how… Read more »

Severian
22 days ago

Also, I would dispute the idea that “they” wanted to be rid of Biden, so they rolled him out there. I think, as noted, that stupid is as stupid does, and when you combine stupidity with hubris… And really, in this one case I find it kinda hard to blame them. That “debate” was just comically rigged. Biden had the questions in advance. He quite clearly had an earpiece (and supposedly “won” some kind of secret coin toss which allowed him to pick “only being filmed from the right,” which is such a bizarre stipulation that it only makes sense… Read more »

Xman
Xman
22 days ago

I think Z’s analysis is largely true of the goyisch rubes on the left. They do not think ahead, they react spastically to whatever is the Curent Thing — covid, EVs, Ukraine.

But there is one group of people always thinking many moves ahead — the ones who are concerned about Israel über alles.

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Jannie
Jannie
Reply to  Xman
22 days ago

Well, if so, that “one group” are making an absolute hash of the Gaza conflict.

Xman
Xman
Reply to  Jannie
22 days ago

They’re making hash of Gazan children, for sure.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Xman
22 days ago

Actually, even those aren’t thinking ahead. If they could do that, they would be begging the Zionists to slow roll the genocide. Save it for later when WW III is going hot. Right now, in addition to losing the war, Israel is destroying their country,

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Xman
22 days ago

“über allies.” There fixed.

Gideon
Gideon
Reply to  Xman
22 days ago

“But there is one group of people always thinking many moves ahead…”

I wish. But I’m afraid there need be no great plan or intelligence involved, even if they are all too happy to have us believe that. Their experience over the last few millennia in the West has merely impressed upon them the need to plan as far ahead as which country they might need to run to next. Our current rulers’ day of reckoning might be when they discover who meets the entry requirements for the one you mentioned.

Guest
Guest
22 days ago

I will go out on a limb and predict that Biden will be get the nomination, unless he dies in his sleep like Scalia did. There is no easily navigable path to replace him at this point in time. Also, it is too late to remove him from the ballot in Wisconsin, Nevada, and Georgia unless he is dead or incapacitated. Zelensky just announced that he has a framework for a negotiated solution with Russia. This is perhaps the best signal thus far that the Democrats know they are going to lose in 2024. The focus of the elites will… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Guest
22 days ago

Courts unilaterally changing election laws in an election year wouldn’t exactly be a new thing

Mycale
Mycale
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
22 days ago

Others have pointed out that these are not state laws or regulations, but party rules – and party rules can be changed any time. We saw in 2016 how the party can basically do whatever it wants when it shivved Bernie. The issue, though, is that the most important parts of the DNC are run by Biden loyalists, as usually happens when someone rises to the top. They’re not going to voluntarily allow for rule changes that lead to them getting pushed out of power. Also, let’s say Biden steps aside, who replaces him? Gavin Newsom? Oh, that tall and… Read more »

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Guest
Guest
Reply to  Mycale
21 days ago

Others are incorrect. These are state laws and/or regulations.

NoLabels
NoLabels
Reply to  Guest
22 days ago

He will get the nom. Not that others won’t try to wrest it from him, but owing to a course correction being now structurally impossible, because there is enough enstupidation. This is the week of the “If only you knew how bad” meme. Trump has to pull increasingly wild-ass moves to stay in as well. The solution, as it were, is to just stop thinking about mighty POTUS and veep because they’ve been proved definitively negotiable– a status flexible by the hour, even

Pozymandias
Reply to  Guest
21 days ago

It’s hard to believe that Zelensky would negotiate a settlement that didn’t involve him staying in power in Keeeeeve. It’s also hard to believe the Russians would even start such a negotiation since they must know that anything short of a pro-Russia regime in Keeeeeeve just means the Ukies will re-arm and try again in a year.

I suppose it’s possible that the “negotiation” simply involved Russia telling Zelensky that they would let him live as long as he stepped down along with the rest of his government, though.

Jack Boniface
Jack Boniface
Member
22 days ago

“Then why do you live in America?”

Mencken: “Why do men go to zoos?”


Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Jack Boniface
22 days ago

Gawd, could you imagine if Mencken was around today to observe Insane Clown World? He would have stroked out at the age of 25.

Tars Tarkas
Member
22 days ago

What is it with bugmen and their trains?

mmack
mmack
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
22 days ago

Honestly, they should just buy an HO trainset and be done with it.

Twelve years riding Metra Rail between the Chicagoland suburbs and Da Loop. Multiple delayed trips on Amtrak. Don’t miss riding the rails at all.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  mmack
22 days ago

I just love Lionel trains.–Johnny Cash

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
22 days ago

Nerds like maps that don’t change. Cops and criminals want you trapped. Your fellow voters—well-intentioned liberals and such—relish the thought of little girls being pushed onto the tracks and mangled, bowed commuters locked in a tube with chimps swinging straight razors, the deadly crush when a crowd tries to flee a station fire, etc. Politicians love those voters and want them to be happy.

Pozymandias
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
21 days ago

It’s a matter of virtue signal maximization. There are only so many boutique beliefs you can adopt to signal your contempt for the peasants and your aspiration to a room in the palace. Since none of these signals cost much to use, you just pick them all. The same train fanciers all drive Teslas too and pay extra for carbon offsets when they fly. Those with a bit of money don’t pick either-or, when they can afford both-and.

TomA
TomA
22 days ago

The dark side of the incompetence revealed in today’s post is a latent evil that also resides within the deep recesses of the political class. Yes, they foster chaos as a goal in itself, but they intended to use that turmoil as a trigger for societal anger and internecine violence. Set the plebs against each other and enable the Jackboot imposition of tyranny. All the great tyrants of the 20th Century used this technique to kill millions and acquire total power. And never forget that all Jackboots think they wear the white hat while mercilessly slaughtering innocents (see Gaza as… Read more »

george 1
george 1
Reply to  TomA
22 days ago

And they say they are planning to engage in Lebanon. I mean if they liked Gaza they are going to love a duke out with Hezbollah.

usNthem
usNthem
22 days ago

O’Reilly and Fox News were among my favorites 20 or so years ago as I was gradually working my way over to and across the great divide. I soured on him a few years later, probably sometime after obomba was first elected. The left probably began to label him as far right or some such and he started blabbing constantly that he was a “fair and balanced” independent – not conservative. It wasn’t long after that I dropped both. Couldn’t care less what he has to say about anything – his time has long ago come and gone.

Filthie
Filthie
Member
22 days ago

Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by stupidity.

I too balk at the supervillains in the extinct volcano theory. Supervillains do not carefully hoard kegs of gun powder, place them in a careful pile… and then climb atop and light the fuse.

But Darwin and Murphy will. The truth bombs are going off everywhere and even the the shitlibs are getting blown away by their own bombs.

It won’t be long now.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Filthie
22 days ago

Similar to “the market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent,” seems the shitlibs can remain in power despite any impact the truth can create. Truth bombs have gone off for decades, and I see nada.

Intelligent Dasein
Intelligent Dasein
Member
22 days ago

I have a bit of a different take on this. It has long been thought or believed by many that the POTUS is mostly a figurehead without much official power, so what is really the big deal if he is old and in declining competence? In a monarchy, senile kings in their dotage do not present a problem unless there is already some kind of succession issue or factional war or great external crisis brewing. In a time of peace, the king would simply sit harmlessly on the throne while his ministers took care of affairs, because he and his… Read more »

Tars Tarkas
Member
Reply to  Intelligent Dasein
22 days ago

This is why I fear a Trump victory. There are many catastrophes building and black swans are circling the nation, any one of which could land with great devastation. Trump is a godsend for the ruling elite. When one of these black swans fall out of the sky, they can blame it all on Trump. “See! You voted for change and this is what you got!!!!”

Maxda
Maxda
Reply to  Intelligent Dasein
22 days ago

In some candid moments Trump has talked about things he wanted to do but wasn’t allowed (withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan for example). That gives me a sinking feeling – he really was a figurehead with very little control.

NateG
NateG
22 days ago

Biden and his family are too arrogant to drop out of this race. Democrats hatred of Trump is so intense they’ll eventually forget about these latest events and find excuses for Biden. There is going to be a Blue wave of legal warfare the next few weeks and massive voter fraud this November.

Maxda
Maxda
22 days ago

The same 1 dimensional thinking is seen in how all these conflicts are handled. Every time we say we’re going to send the Ukes a new obsolete tank, missile, or fighter, the usual people think the war will be quickly won. Anyone who spent time in a combat unit knows they’ll make no difference and there is no winning that war. Same in the Middle East. Netanyahu is talking about adventures in Lebanon and Syria – which would probably pull the U.S. into the war and could still result in the destruction of Israel. But there is no thinking of… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Maxda
22 days ago

Free societies always defeat tyrannies. This is the bedrock “principle” which undergirds every stupid decision by the GAE/Zionist braintrust. They believe they will win because they are “free.” And they’re just as indoctrinated as anyone else by hollywood movies where the good guys always win in the end. The possibility of failure is not even on the flow chart.

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Tars Tarkas
Member
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
22 days ago

We always win, like how we won in Afghanistan, Vietnam, Iraq, Korea and Syria. Fear not comrades, we will win in Russia and China too. The rainbow flag will fly over the Kremlin and Zhongnanhai. We will drag them kicking and screaming into the progressive fold of civilized nations.

Quiet Observer
Quiet Observer
22 days ago

Biden’s staff lied to themselves as they lied to the rest of us, and they began to accept their lies, if half-heartedly, so they didn’t judge his condition to be as serious as it was shown to be. I think they felt forced to let Biden debate, so they agreed but set the terms: it was early, the opponent’s mic was muted while his opponents answer was given and so on. They had to gamble that Biden would have a good day, or that they could help him have one, and that failed. It was a gamble they thought they… Read more »

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Geo. Orwell
Geo. Orwell
22 days ago

The ruling class never thought the debate or Biden himself would be a problem. They’ve succeeded with this zombie for the last three and a half years; why not now? Then he did everything but die onstage last week and there’s no plan B. No one set up the debate to trip him. If that was the plan they would not have demanded special conditions tailored to accommodate Biden favorably. They went early thinking they could score a media victory amidst all the bad news seeping in around the edges from places like Ukraine and poor polling and the fact… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Geo. Orwell
22 days ago

Just enough to muss Putin’s hair. Ten, twenty million Rooskies killed. Tops. Depending on the breaks…

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  Geo. Orwell
22 days ago

This seems most likely. It leaves us with only one oddity. Debate Biden was no different from usual. He’s been this same retarded corpse for years and it’s never been hidden. Democrats (and “our” guys who are in fact mere Democrats) just couldn’t see it, not least because they weren’t allowed to say it. So what was it, other than Biden, who had been made invisible to them, that triggered them finally to see and say? I’ve seen one theory: In seeking to hinder Trump, they made the debate rules and staging so constrained and fake that Biden not tonally… Read more »

pyrrhus
pyrrhus
22 days ago

The failure to comprehend that every action causes a reaction, as old Isaac pointed out, plagues American leadership and, based on the test scores that have plummeted for the last 60 years, the American public…I don’t see how this can get turned around….

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
22 days ago

It’s more comforting to think there’s an actual conspiracy behind all this, rather than the total stupidity of “Dr” Jill and the inner circle.

Mycale
Mycale
Reply to  Captain Willard
22 days ago

The actual conspiracy is that they have been conspiring to hide Biden’s worsening dementia for the past four years and were planning to keep doing it. They just got exposed.

That should be the focus here.

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Severian
22 days ago

The simplest reason 4D chess theories will always find a buyer is that nobody sounds clever for saying “Those people are dumb, and they made a mistake.” It might be true, but if I say “hey, those dumb people sure are dumb, and dumb people do dumb things,” the only reaction I’m likely to get is “No shit, Sherlock.” But if I come up with some 4D chess explanation, some people think I’m a super-clever sleuth. Of course, other people think I’m a drooling retard, but either way, the conversation is no longer about Biden (or whatever), it’s now all… Read more »

Whiskey
Whiskey
22 days ago

Biden’s condition was well known years ago. If the power brokers wanted him out they would have arranged that a year ago. Power brokers being basically Obama, who runs (in a lazy fashion) the Democratic Party. Biden being senile is a feature, not a bug, of his Presidency. It lets Obama control the White House from afar, without too much trouble. It prevents ambitious younger rivals from emerging in the Party to challenge Obama. Ever notice how “thin” the Democratic bench is? A gay dude with a weirdo name suggesting perversion, who can accomplish nothing but posing with his “husband”… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Whiskey
22 days ago

Perhaps even a larger factor in destroying the Democrat bench were the years they spent clearing the decks for Her. And I’m not sure that’s all over yet.

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
21 days ago

I’ve always thought they telegraphed their intentions for succession: Hillary -> Obama -> then Weiner/Abedin as syncretic Jewish-Islamic post-American royal family, because the purpose of Our Democracy (no voting!) is to End Whiteness. Arc of history, etc. But Obama is narcissistic and dumb so he cut in line, Hillary got jumped by Trump, and Weiner misplayed his second “sex scandal.” (His first, where he was showing his erection to underage girls, had greatly increased his approval among women and guaranteed him the mayoralty of NYC. In his second he got busted begging for love from a trashy e-thot with a… Read more »

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
22 days ago

Quite a thought-provoking essay today. “Putting that aside, this inability to think more than one step ahead is augmented by the fact that these people are unable to think about anything other than their own desires and how to achieve them.” To take the chess metaphor a bit further, one of the necessary steps in moving from a beginner to an intermediate player is learning to fathom the other player’s motives and options and incorporating them into one’s own thinking. One tries to implement one’s own ideas in the framework of what the opponent’s resources, threats and ideas are. It… Read more »

Hokkoda
Member
21 days ago

I’ve been a skeptic about the “remove Biden” theory mainly on the grounds that it requires cooperation by the Biden’s. As we rolled into today, we saw them blaming their “debate prep team” for his insane performance. They are not dropping out by Tuesday, it would seem. And today, SCOTUS put a fork in Jack Smith. Justice Thomas even wrote in the dissent that a private citizen cannot prosecute anybody, much less a former President. This is a peek at the lawsuits about the Constitutionality of Jack Smith’s entire existence as a “special prosecutor”. None of these retards saw this… Read more »

Fred Beans
Fred Beans
22 days ago

Oh boy, Bill O’Reilly, I haven’t listened to him for shits ‘n giggles for months now. I did try recently to hear him cry about Assange’s deal but it looks like he never addressed it, just had his morning man mention it briefly. O’Reilly also was always banging on how the “ruble will be rubble” and other such predictions about the war in Ukraine till he got tired of being wrong. It’s a marvel how the media, mainstream and otherwise loves to go full fantasyland with all their predictions how things are going to end up, the wars, the candidates,… Read more »

vxxc
vxxc
22 days ago

Coffee coming for title alone

One Dimensional Chess🤣

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  vxxc
22 days ago

One-dimensional Tic Tac Toe might have been even better.

Jeb Bush Presidential Library
Jeb Bush Presidential Library
22 days ago

Democrat voters want the goodies of abortion, gaia worship, the right to mob-crowd and destroy, moral superiority and perpetual hatin’ on whitey. Chucky and Nancy hold the reins of the crazy show. What need do they have of an actual functional President?

Jannie
Jannie
22 days ago

Never mind the Biden’s – here’s the National Rally!

Like the US political/corporate establishment, the French elites have been can-kicking and disdaining the natives for decades…and now the wolf is howling at the door!

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Jannie
22 days ago

I can’t downvote that because I hope it’s so but, look at Meloni and Italy. Meloni was probably more dissident sounding than LePen ever was, yet it took her less than a week to change her tune and join GloboHomo whole-heartedly. She has been a reliable voice for the EU and NATO since then. You can’t listen to them when they are running but rather judge them by their actions when they get in office.

Jeeze
Jeeze
Reply to  Mike
21 days ago

French people revere their state the way many American rightists worship GAE. Both groups don’t seem to understand that their idol is the source of many or their problems. The National Rally wants to improve how the French state operates rather than remove the bureaucrats and crony capitalist parasites who constitute the sinews of “their” elite. They think it just needs a little tinkering and then “back on track”.

They are ,for now, far too optimistic. They will learn

Robbo
Robbo
Reply to  Mike
21 days ago

Yep. Even Geert Wilders has folded. No politician or political party is going to get us out of this.

Vince
Vince
22 days ago

“Bill O’Reilly, who most thought was dead, won the internet with a Seymour Hersh style scoop claiming that the decision to put a pillow over Joe Biden’s face had been made. Why anyone would think Bill O’Reilly has such privileged access is a topic for another day.”

The response Bongino had for O’Reilly after he (O’Reilly) demonstrated his own one dimensional thinking and showed a brief clip of Bongino and then referring to ‘fanatics’ was almost worth the price of admission, considering the tantrum GoneBeeno displayed afterwards.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
22 days ago

“they launch their caper with their first move, just assuming everything they imagined will follow.”

Reverse Domino Theory
caveat: this is not how one can make the dominoes stand back up

Last edited 22 days ago by Alzaebo
karl von hungus
karl von hungus
22 days ago

Kamala Marx

Mark Griffith
Mark Griffith
20 days ago

This almost precisely the problem, not only with D.C. but with nearly everyone of our institutions. Higher Ed, Government Run Schools, Municiapalities, Corporate America, etc., etc., ad nauseum. For the past three generations or so, we have been rewarding and advancing folks based on almost any metric OTHER THAN MERIT!!! After one generation, everything is still mostly fine (to quote Adam Smith, “there is a great deal of ruin in a nation) since that first generation was not entirely corrupt and idiotic. You begin to see the deterioriation in that second generation of fools and imbecile who are being promoted… Read more »

Krustykurmudgeon
Krustykurmudgeon
21 days ago

How come no mention of the immunity case today?

trackback
22 days ago

[…] ZMan is not impressed with Joe Biden … or his handlers. […]

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
21 days ago

Choo choo, hehe! I come for the racism, I stay for the funny!

bruce g charlton
bruce g charlton
21 days ago

Both theories are true, of course; simultaneously at different levels the system of governance. This is what happens in big bureaucracies. I worked in the National Health Service, the biggest bureaucracy in Europe, and it is normal for the most senior policy levels to have different agendas from mid levels, and also for senior people to setup lower levels to fail (including relying on guaranteed incompetence of known idiots). Then there is inter-factional infighting at the highest levels, with perhaps as many agendas as people. I would also suggest that the main source of apparent incompetence is that the whole… Read more »

Epaminondas
Member
21 days ago

What’s really strange about this is the fact that Biden is obviously very feeble now. He could easily succumb to a stroke and be declared unfit for office. Or just die suddenly. Kamala would succeed him by law. Then what? Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Epaminondas
21 days ago

Every time I see him walk I think he needs one of those wheelie walkers. He’s a fall waiting to happen (like any minute).

Robbo
Robbo
21 days ago

Looks like they screwed up with Biden in the same way they did with that awful old hag, Bader Ginsberg. Left it too late to change him out.

starryarcher
starryarcher
22 days ago

Question: Can someone explain why DJT agreed to this; the the train was heading straight for the broken bridge. All he had to do was stay out of the way but noooo…
I don’t think there has ever been a presidential debate before the conventions. I would love to know who suggested this; and yet DJ said ok; what was he thinking;this might be a rhetorical question.Problem is another Cloud president and kaput for us(US);nuclear dust in the air.