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Joe Biteme, properly styled His Fraudulency, continues to infest the White House, we haven’t heard much from the person who should have been declared the victor, and hopium is still being dispensed even as our military appears to have joined the political establishment in knuckling under to the fraud.
One can hope that all is not as it seems.
I’d love to feast on that crow.
The last distraction/hopium magnet was the Supreme Court pretending to think about taking up a bunch of election-related cases on the 19th. This week, they weaseled out of hearing them on the grounds that they were moot. I’m not terribly surprised; under the Constitution Congress is the final arbiter of elections and they arbitered it arbitrarily on the 6th. Done, get out of my courtroom!
Justice Must Be Done.
The prior election must be acknowledged as fraudulent, and steps must be taken to prosecute the fraudsters and restore integrity to the system.
Nothing else matters at this point. Talking about trying again in 2022 or 2024 is hopeless otherwise. Which is not to say one must never talk about this, but rather that one must account for this in ones planning; if fixing the fraud is not part of the plan, you have no plan.
Lawyer Appeasement Section
OK now for the fine print.
This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Poltical 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. Zeroth rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government get your guns.
5. Rule one of gun safety: 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. Rule two of gun safety: Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Rule three: Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Rule the fourth: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.
(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)
Kitco Ask. Last week:
Basically, everything but rhodium took it in the shorts. Rhodium went up by more than the price of any one of the other metals. It has gone up over 200% in the last year, because, apparently, it’s needed for catalytic converters. Of course, so are platinum and palladium, and they don’t seem to be going bananas.
Rhodium is an odd one. It’s recovered as a byproduct of mining other things, even more so than some of the other PGMs. When there’s a sudden upsurge in demand (or we start running out of it), it’s still too expensive to mine for its own sake…we’re not going to mine more nickel (say) just to get the tiny amount of rhodium that’s along for the ride. Of course if the price goes up enough. who knows? We (meaning the world, in this case) only produce about 30 tons a year.
This leads to a dynamic where the price is reasonably stable, then suddenly jumps up when we run out. Inelastic supply, as economists would call it. Once we recover some more the price drops again. But will it ever drop from this surge? Hard to say. People seem to think this time is different, somehow. Anyhow, I can’t afford to play this, but if the price drops to a sane level, I may just buy some for the next time time. Hopefully someone else here can play this time.
Obligatory PSAs and Reminders
China is Lower than Whale Shit
Remember Hong Kong!!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!
China is in the White House
Since Wednesday, January 20 at Noon EST, the bought-and-paid for His Fraudulency Joseph Biden has been in the White House. It’s as good as having China in the Oval Office.
Joe Biden is Asshoe
China is in the White House, because Joe Biden is in the White House, and Joe Biden is identically equal to China. China is Asshoe. Therefore, Joe Biden is Asshoe.
But of course the much more important thing to realize:
Joe Biden Didn’t Win
Qiáo Bài dēng méi yíng !!!
Joe Biden didn’t win !!!