What is to be done?
[That’s pronounced “SHTOE DYEH-lat?” and if you can push your tongue to the roof of your mouth as you say that last t, so much the better. And yes if you know a little bit of Russian, you’re probably about to tell me that the Ч should be pronounced like the “ch” in “cheese”–and you’d be right except in this one case, a rare rule-breaker in Russian. And что was the very first word in the book I learned Russian from.]
Что Делать? is a question that was asked in a pamphlet written in pre-Revolutionary Russia in 1901 by a then-obscure individual who took the pseudonym Lenin. [Well, except he spelled it Что Дѣлать but after the revolution the ѣ was deemed redundant with е and was dispensed with, along with millions of kulaks.]
It was actually a question about some arcane matter of Marxist dogma, and Lenin was an evil man, but the question, ripped out of context, is apt today.
Having been boned up the hindquarters by our political class, what is to be done?
We got suckered.
Almost everything anyone has quoted on this site has turned out to be hopium, and much of it delivered by bullshit artists. Most of us are realizing this and getting good and mad about it, while others seem to be looking around for more hopium to cling to. I’ve had my suspicions all along, but caught so much grief for trying to point it out I long since stopped trying. Now I regret it.
If you’re in that group of people addicted to hopium, looking at more and more implausible scenarios, please stop. You’re consciously evading reality, and you’re needed out here in the real world.
I am not going to assume that anyone is going to bail us out of this by some hail Mary move. Every day that passes sees more Trump people fired from government; soon there won’t be anyone even potentially interested in helping out remaining in anything remotely like a position to do so. By noon on Saturday (today) the administration of His Fraudulency will have been in power for three days. Seven more and the “ten days of darkness” have run out–on the day of my next “daily.”
Of course that won’t stop someone from saying, “well those weren’t the ten days of darkness. No, the ten days of darkness are really going to start…” That person can go fuck his perpetually goal-shifting self, because the ten days before the “inauguration” were supposed to be the ten days of darkness before we entered into this “ten days of darkness.”
The only thing worse than falling for the Lucy and the Football Maneuver is setting ourselves up for it again.
Drop the fancies of eating popcorn (or bacon) while watching someone else pull a miracle out of his ass.
Four years of tease and disappointment should be enough. You should feel STUPID, Dumbass!!! I sure do.
I hope a number of people here feel like I just dumped ten gallons of icewater on them.
Here, have some towels and dry yourselves off.
Are you awake now? Good. Are you mad? Even better.
Because here is the Real Deal: It Is Up To Us. It Is Entirely Up To Us. No imaginary friend is going to bail us out.
And only if we realize that can we begin to do something about it.
To be clear, I sure hope this ages poorly. But I don’t expect it to and neither should anyone else. I think the odds are less than twenty percent right now, and rapidly declining.
So how do we fight this? Yes, we fight. That shouldn’t be in doubt. We fight.
I think what each person does is going to depend on their circumstances, talents, and mindset. I’ve been seeing some good suggestions out there on what we can do. We need more of this!
This is a time to brainstorm, not about yet more ridiculous scenarios of how someone else will bail our asses out, but rather about what we can do.
There are loads of things that can be done; I’m going to confine myself to stuff that is legal.
One thing we can all do is refuse to mention the current administration without mentioning the fraud; hence why I call the current occupant of the White House “His Fraudulency.” (Inspired by “His Accidency” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tyler. Though he was legitimately in the White House, I’ll still rip off and rework the crap his enemies dished on him.) And of course Wheatie’s strategy, hence the title I put on this daily.
And boycott anything/anyone who tries to shut out conservatives/patriots.
Dialing up pressure on the scumsucking ratfucking weaselshit pissguzzling RINOs–politicians AND wheelhorses in the organization–is good. We’ve stopped donating. Let’s see if we can send them invoices! (And I can start by refusing to be this charitable towards them in the future.)
Whether we should try to take over the Repugnican party or abandon it is a trickier question. Kicking out the entrenched shitbirds will be hard. But starting a new party has its own hazards. Most states won’t give third parties ballot access without a lot of work, and of course they can try to take it over like they did with the Tea Party. But anyone wanting to engage in “conventional” politics has to pick one and go with it, and be ready to switch strategies if something breaks.
Figure out all kinds of ways to fight…and FIGHT!!
A Reminder Of Today’s Big Issue.
I won’t be including this section any more after this time. It’s moot.
Cthulhu, the fish is right. There ain’t no justice.
But wait! Maybe not. We have a new big issue.
You guys do know that Joe Biden Didn’t Win, right?
Lawyer Appeasement Section
OK now for the fine print.
Please note that our menu has changed, please listen to all of the options.
This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Political correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines, here, with an addendum on 20191110.
We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.
And remember Wheatie’s Rules:
1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. The first rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government take your guns.
5. The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Be sure of your target and what is behind it.
9. Social Justice Warriors, ANTIFA pukes, BLM hypocrites, and other assorted varieties of Marxists can go copulate with themselves, or if insufficiently limber, may substitute a rusty wire brush suitable for cleaning the bore of a twelve or ten gauge.
(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)
Coin of The Day
Today’s coin is the plugged nickel.
Boy that sounds cynical, doesn’t it. But it doesn’t have to be.
It is our actions and not somebody else’s that will determine just whose lives/careers won’t be worth one of these plugged nickels. So, which will it be? Us or them?
Standard disclaimer: I never show pictures of my own coins. I may or may not own coins like the ones I show. Burglars will be interested to hear that gold and silver aren’t the only heavy metals I have, and I have quite a bit of one with a heavier nucleus than either. And I keep it around a lot more than the gold and silver.
Obligatory PSAs and Reminders
China is Lower than Whale Shit
Remember Hong Kong!!! And remember the tens of millions who died under the “Great Helmsman” Chairman Mao.
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!
For my money the Great Helmsman is Hikaru Sulu (even if the actor is a dingbat).
China is in the White House
The only thing lower than China, which is already lower than whale shit, is the (nominal) Americans betraying their country to help China. Including His Fraudulence, currently infesting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
His Fraudulency Didn’t Win
I figure you probably were unaware of that, so I decided to let you know.