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My Yoke Is Easy . . .

The saying “my yoke is easy and my burden is light” is part of a larger passage (Matthew 11:28–30), in which Jesus tells all who are weary and burdened to come to Him for rest. He isn’t speaking here of physical burdens. Rather, it was the heavy burden of the system of works that the Pharisees laid on the backs of the people that Jesus was offering to relieve. Later on in Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus will rebuke the Pharisees for laying heavy burdens on the shoulders of the people (Matthew 23:4).

The “yoke of the Pharisees” is the burdensome yoke of self-righteousness and legalistic law-keeping. It has been said by biblical scholars that the Pharisees had added over 600 regulations regarding what qualified as “working” on the Sabbath. That is a heavy burden! Recall the story of the lawyer who asked Jesus what was the greatest commandment of the Law (Matthew 22:36). You can almost read between the lines of the man’s question: “What law, of all the laws we have, do I absolutely have to keep?”

Jesus was saying that any kind of law-keeping is burdensome and amounts to a “heavy yoke” of oppression because no amount of law-keeping can bridge the gap between our sinfulness and God’s holiness. God says through the mouth of the prophet Isaiah that all of our righteous deeds are like a “polluted garment,” and Paul reiterated to the Romans that “no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law” (Romans 3:20).

The good news is that Jesus promises to all who come to Him that He will give them rest from the heavy burden of trying to earn our way into heaven and rest from the oppressive yoke of self-righteousness and legalism. Jesus encourages those who are “heavy laden” to take His yoke upon them, and in so doing they will find rest for their souls. The yoke of Jesus is light and easy to carry because it is the yoke of repentance and faith followed by a singular commitment to follow Him. As the apostle John says, “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3).

This is what Jesus says in Matthew 11:30. His yoke is easy and His burden light. Now, we might think that there is really no difference between the commandments of Jesus and the Jewish Law. Isn’t the same God responsible for both? Technically speaking, yes. If anything, one might argue that the commands of Jesus are even more burdensome because His reformulation of the Mosaic Law in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) actually goes above and beyond a mere outward conformity to the Law and deals instead with the inner person.

What makes Jesus’ yoke easy and His burden light is that in Jesus’ own active obedience (i.e., His perfect fulfillment of the Law of God), He carried the burden that we were meant to carry. His perfect obedience is applied (imputed) to us through faith, just as His righteousness was exchanged for our sin at the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21). Our obedience to Jesus then becomes our “spiritual worship” (Romans 12:1).

Furthermore, we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit who works in our lives to mold us into the image of Christ, thereby making the yoke of Jesus easy and His burden light. The life lived by faith is a much lighter yoke and a much easier burden to carry than the heavy and burdensome yoke of self-righteousness under which some continually strive to make themselves acceptable to God through works.


“One might argue that the commands of Jesus are even more burdensome ” . . . and they could be considered so if we looked at being a Christian as a great number of things that we should do or shouldn’t do. Being a Christian, however, is all about our relationship to God . . . the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit . . . and, from a personal development viewpoint, who we are becoming. It’s not what we do, it’s our characteristics as a child of God . . . and what we do will flow naturally from who we are.

An example is needed here. God’s Word says “Husbands, love your wives . . .” (Ephesians 5:25). So, some super-duper relational expert grabs onto that and writes a book containing all the things husbands must do if they love their wives. The book is entitled “The 3,471 Things Husbands Must Do” and it becomes the Behavior Bible for husbands throughout the nation . . . the runaway best seller of all time. Well, that certainly would be a great example of a difficult yoke and a heavy burden.

From God’s Word, however, we get a different perspective. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 tells us what God wants when He says “Husbands, love your wives . . .”. He is saying “Husbands, this is the kind of person I want you to be.”

God doesn’t want you to be envious, boastful, proud, easily angered, bringing shame to others, delighting in evil, being self-absorbed or keeping a list of things you think your wife did wrong. God wants you to be patient, kind, truthful, protective, trusting, and hopeful . . . and stick with those things! God wants us to be that kind of person and to make sure our actions conform to those characteristics, and not to work off a huge, long list of things we should and shouldn’t do.

And, as noted earlier, as Christians God has given us His Holy Spirit to work within us to make us loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and under self-control.

He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:10-13)

On this day and every day –

God is in Control
. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
Keep Looking Up

Hopefully, every Sunday, we can find something here that will build us up a little . . . give us a smile . . . and add some joy or peace, very much needed in all our lives.

“This day is holy to the Lord your God;
do not mourn nor weep.” . . .
“Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet,
and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared;
for this day is holy to our Lord.
Do not sorrow,
for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Keep it simple! Amen! 😃


I was curiously reading about greek and Russian orthodoxy today. There was an example saying “when you greet the priest you do not shake his hand because he is a representative of God. You call him master and kiss his hand.”
I was taken aback. He is not master, if anyone is it is God. And God wants us to keep it simple. Praise him not men who demand this.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Yeah, that kind of thing isn’t for me. Nonetheless, I’m OK with it for others. I have Orthodox Christian friends, and I know that they are greatly deepened in their love of God by their traditions, and to me that has to be a good thing. Sometimes I wear my wedding ring Orthodox style (right hand) just for grins, or I’ll wear two wedding rings, one on each hand. I’m very unconventional, yet I respect traditions, and try to understand them to get what I can out of them.
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I am very respectful of “clergy” / religious leaders & teachers, but a hand kiss would probably need a few beers! 😉

Deplorable Patriot

Apostolic succession is intact in the east even with the schism. Technically, this is correct, but not culturally the norm here. There’s an unbroken line from the Apostles.

In the Catholic Church, the only ring that’s kissed is the pope’s. Not Bergoglio’s though. There’s no telling where that ring has been.


My husband is a cradle Catholic. He remembers kissing the ring of the bishop when he came to visit their parish. He says it was quite common.

Deplorable Patriot

I haven’t seen anyone do that in my lifetime. Not for a bishop.


Southern California.

Maybe that’s it. 🤣


He wants you to kiss his other ring

Deplorable Patriot


Cuppa Covfefe

Or Bergoglio…


I am VERY careful not to disrespect the beliefs of my fellow Christians about their Christianity, if they accept the historical reality of Jesus as reflected in the Nicene Creed or Apostle’s Creed. Having said that, my personal belief is that some Christians put burdens on themselves, or follow perceived requirements, which are not necessary and sometimes are confounding to faith.

But we cannot judge how the Holy Spirit guides any particular person given the person’s particular circumstances. And if I am relieved of the troubles of my own fallen nature, I am not going to worry about how someone else manages his own relationship with Jesus.


The real problem is that too many Christians accept their pastor’s sermons and/or teachings as equivalent to the Word of God IMO. Itchy ears and all that goes with it.

Scripture says that there are Twelve Gates into Heaven (one for each of the 12 Hebrew tribes). Not a member of a tribe — you don’t get in. Apostle Paul’s preaching to the Gentiles made it possible for the wild olive tree to be grafted into the orchard olive tree, or Gentiles to be adopted into a Hebrew tribe.


I get worried about this type of subservience bc it is how people are corrupted. They are God like and cannot do any wrong. Sex abuse, drugs, etc. I do not disrepect how they worship but they are still men in God’s eyes. And the CA central Church is out of San Francisco. So, that was an alert.
It was an interesting read, for sure.


BTW … Jesus speaks directly to seven churches extant at the time John wrote Revelation. The letters are a remarkable guide to the future history of the Church throughout the past 2000 years, but more importantly contain vital lessons directly from Jesus about good and bad Christian behavior and attitudes, not to mention the reality every Christian faces at all times. What Jesus describes are mental states, and IMO various Christian practices are profitably assessed in light of these descriptions.


And she accused POTUS Trump of Russian collusion?

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Yes, her wacky son was involved in some company. He is flipping nuts…but look at his genetic line.


Yes, her son, Kerry’s son, Biden’s son… there was another son too but it slips me right now. How coinvent though. If only there was a real FBI and DOJ in America that took their oaths of office seriously all of this would of been done and finished well before CV ever had a time to launch.

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Romney, I think. But I think those 4 were in Ukraine. Looks like Nancy had investments on both sides of that phony bait war dispute.

Cuppa Covfefe

Just like the rest of the 1337s.

Playing both sides of a conflict, war, etc., either way a win…

Satan, Inc. …..

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The whole Russian collusion thing was a kind of odd moment where one path out of it would have been to FORGIVE the Democrats for all their Soviet subterfuge, and basically call them out right there and then as communist pussyfooters for decades – kinda like “Hey – what’s wrong with Russia? You guys LOVE Russia!” – but the Dems are so freaking NUTS and CHAOTIC, they can’t be counted on to actually play good improv theater, so it’s a good thing Trump never went there, or they would have run around in circles screaming “SEE??? HE’S A RUSSIAN COLLUDER!!!” They would have never figured out they were getting thrown a bone.

But that was all before the COVID “communist slavery by vaccine” treachery. The idea of enslaving humanity to an increasingly lethal (if withdrawn) vaccine which build an increasingly lethal virus is so diabolical, it just needs to be put down like a rabid dog, I hate to say.

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As a person who spent literal decades frustrated/enraged by the Democrats refusal to acknowledge the evil of the USSR, and in fact to prefer the evil of the USSR to their own country, to me their fabricated Narrative of Perfidious Russia is just insultingly ironic. The formerly saintly Russians (bolshevik style) are now demented demons.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Soviet Dems – the REMNANT INSANITY.


Even if the veterinarian nurse’s story turned out to be true, you can bet they pulled as many beds out of that ICU as they could while closing all the ICU wards in other hospitals in the area and sending those patients there because that is who the medical mob is.


Cats and all kinds of rats can get it easily.
Dogs and horses, too.

Putin’s wizards now offer a doggie/kitty vaxx!


Dopey vet is running against Lauren Boebert.

Guessing Boebert will bitch slap this goofy vet with the greatest of ease.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

If she does not, it’s FRAUD.


If she has her supposed therapy area in the hospital I highly doubt that it’s on the same floor that the alleged covid patients are.

Cuppa Covfefe


Their “fact checkers” are silent…

There’s TRILLIONS of Dollars (Euro, Francs, etc.) at stake here…..


Hmmm. Maybe Satan Sauros and BillyGhoulGatesofHell are counting the margin on $1000.00 per head…..


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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

THAT is exactly right. A GERBIL in a Google lab of some kind.


Or … a Google in a gerbil lab of some kind …


Wolf is being kind, Linda, and you must learn how to read him between the lines.

What he means is you must apply Aubergine’s Razor to Noem, who has beautifully “outed” herself with that disgusting tweet….

“never attribute to stupidity that which is adequately explained by malice”

….or in Noem’s case, adequately explained by a person’s lust for power and their slavery to the US Chamber of Commerce (ie. Wall Street and Big Business).

This is an excellent piece…

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

This is strike 3 for her. She caved to the NCAA on transgenders, AND she dissed De Santis in her CPAC speech for keeping Florida beaches open. She’s DEAD to me.


Disappointedly (in a sense), I agree.

The solution ISN’T to go find another job – that’s RETREATING from the battle-field.

Nor is the solution to go find another grocery store (in my case). I will go BACK – I don’t yet know whether they still require (unlawfully) patrons to wear masks, but no matter.

When so many of the choices – whether employers, or grocery stores, et al. – have the same unlawful, un-American policies, then the effective result will be lasting unemployment … or starvation.

Obviously, Noem has future political aspirations – and a run for US Senator would be the next logical step.

There are SO MANY sell-outs. Their twisted logic (illogic) is exactly like that of Sore-Ass – “If I didn’t do it (the evil of helping confiscate the property of “fellow” Jews during WWII), then someone else would have.”

Sh’e toeing the “company” line, while pretending to be independent of it. Just like almost all politicians do.

The moral blindness of arrogance, and lust for power.


She posted that then this dance video. Priorities.

Kristi Noem (@KristiNoem) Tweeted:
We ain’t fancy like….but we are fun when we get a little free time on a Saturday afternoon in the Black Hills 😉 come enjoy @southdakota with us!

Brave and Free

I believe your correct, 3 strikes your out. She’s more than likely the Rhinos female ace in the hole and she’s let the mask slip. Think about the population of her state, easy to project that she’s a MAGA Trump supporter. The CB needed someone to fight back figuratively. What’s that saying again ” a wolf in sheep’s clothing “.

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Gail Combs

“….or in Noem’s case, adequately explained by a person’s lust for power and their slavery to the US Chamber of Commerce (ie. Wall Street and Big Business 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗦𝗧 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗘!)….”

I have a whole long bunch of stuff to say about that unholy Triad but I will post it later.

Brave and Free

You go sister, say it! 🤗

Concerned Virginian

Spineless Bush/Romney RINO Sellout MAGA Backstabber Swamp Newbie
RNC Darling
Did I miss anything?


I’ll take her any day. And she’ll get re-elected in a landslide.


And if you’re a female athlete, and the trannies are threatening your sport . . . just snag a scholarship some other way. Interesting isn’t it that once people’s spidey senses flipped on, it takes them no time at all to spot an operator. Noem is done, just another political climber in a skirt.


I’m still quite weak but otherwise am feeling okay.

ThanQ for your prayers!


Good to see you. Do whatcha gotta do!

Sylvia Avery

We pray for you every day at Marica’s,
and I am sure there are many prayers here
for you, too.
It’s good to hear from you pgroup.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy


Gail Combs

Hoping you feel stronger every day.


Youre here and thats what matters.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎


Concerned Virginian

Good to hear from you! Keep on keeping on!

Brave and Free

Prayers for you.


Goodnight Patriots, wherever you are.


This is an excellent 5 minute dialogue. But he gets one thing wrong.

He says he wants to choose freedom. Well, that’s nice and all, but…

No. That’s not how it works.

Each person must DEMAND freedom! Continually. Throughout their lives.

And, if and when necessary…the need brought on by those infected with an insatiable greed and lust for power and wealth…we must be willing to fight and die for it.

Thus it was said, “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants alike.”

The thing is…

It is the tyrants who create this need. Not the freedom-loving souls.

The godless tyrants are the “plague rats”.

Always have been, and always will be.

That all said, when it comes to war, it is well to remember the wise words of Patton…and I paraphrase…

”No one ever won a war by dying for his freedom. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastards die trying to take it away from him.”

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Dr. Stella Immanuel Launches $100 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against CNN After Being Vindicated on Hydroxychloroquine


Forgot a couple of zeroes. Should be $10B.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Bidenoids are EVIL.


I like the term “Mr Global” for all the puppetmasters behind the curtain. ToreSays recently mentioned that Google doc isn’t letting you type “miss information” in a DRAFT now. Tyranny run rampant.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL! These horrible socialist monopolies need to be broken up BIG-TIME.


Astounding – the spread, caseload, and deaths keep going up when you count non-human events. I wonder when we’ll learn that rocks can get COVID.

Lauren Boebert’s Opponent Is a Veterinarian Who Works in Wyoming and Claims Her Hospital Is Filled With COVID Patients


Maybe her patients are white-tail deer:

“The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently completed a study that analyzed serum samples from free-ranging white-tailed deer for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Results of the study indicate that certain white-tailed deer populations in Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania were exposed to SARS-CoV-2….

“It is important to note that this surveillance was designed to determine exposure of deer to SARS-CoV-2 in their natural environment. It was not designed to determine whether the deer were replicating and shedding SARS-CoV-2.

“The finding that wild white-tailed deer have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 is not unexpected given that white-tailed deer are susceptible to the virus, are abundant in the United States, often come into close contact with people, and that more than 114 million Americans are estimated to have been infected with COVID-19, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…” 

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

SARS-CoV-2 is presumably in BATS now, too, since those are closest to the original virus as hosts.


Massive spike in reported increase of COVID-19 deaths was skewed by old data

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I think they’re also skewing things by not tracking breakthrough cases that don’t go to the hospital. WHY? Because the last thing this team of purposeful creeps at CDC wants to do is admit that getting the disease IS the path to real immunity.



This is only a “pandemic” in the sense that obesity is a pandemic.

The WuFlu is NOT the Black Plague.


This is only a “pandemic” in the sense that obesity is a pandemic.

Oh that made me laugh. So funny and true.

Cuppa Covfefe


Too much in the pan gets me every time.

So now I cook my bacon in the microwave 😆




They manipulate the “data” at will.

They control all the counting methods, and can make “cases” rise or fall according to whatever purpose they have at the time.

It’s an information monopoly – especially considering the Enemedia is their lapdog.


This is a very important and major point!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

YES. This is Political Moonshine’s point about FRAUD. CDC is engaged in SCIENTIFIC FRAUD. This is exactly what happened under Trump. HHS under Alex Azar SAW that CDC was LYING under cover of confusion, and they took the data responsibility away from them.

FRAUDSTER BIDEN restored the responsibility to CDC, and appointed that horrible lying party hack Walensky, who needs to be in PRISON.

The entire CDC should be shuttered when Trump gets back in.

Gail Combs

In Gitmo awaiting the 2nd Nuremburg trials.

Cuppa Covfefe

C ommunists for
D ata
C orruption

Cuppa Covfefe

And they cut their teeth and learned their Satanic methods with the Gore-Bull warming fraud, cf ClimageGate 1, 2, and 3 in 2009 and thereabouts, including UEA (University of East Anglia), the “State Penn”, and far-left integrity-challenged Climastrologists, including those at Scripps, the land of Hockey-Sticks, and “Gavin and friends”…

“Hide The Decline” is worthy of being a weather anthem. Especially in view of those who “John Cook”ed the books, changing the historical record hoping that no-one would notice.

The poor sod who was assigned the thankless task of filling sparse matrices with dodgy data, fudging numbers (programmatically, no less) to produced the desired result despite what the data demanded (as it were), named himself “Harry Readme”, a tip of the hat to another, erm, whistle blower… Comments spread throughout the “model” code show what was afoot.

And the email and data trove zip files termed ClimateGate1, 2, and 3 showed what happened, despite “3” never being publicly decoded (due to threats). 1 and 2 were definitely enough. Though leaks, the Climastrologists termed them as “hacks”….

Sound familiar? (Can anyone say “Seth Rich”? I knew you could…)…..

Criminals all. Just like their father Satan, the father of lies…..


Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

They want to inject kids with the ENSLAVING vaccines.


Agree, ty for the link. Shared.  😇 


This theory makes perfect sense. Good article.


Speculation, but very powerful and persuasive. Great read.

The minute and a half long clip in the middle gave me so much hope. OMG, the audience really, genuinely, actually speak Truth to Power:

And I am constantly amazed how the Propagandists and Fake Narrative Broadcasters have ALL obviously been coached to deliver robotic simulations of “reasonableness”. Repetition, repetition, repetition, in an even voice, so the brainwashed will remain brainwashed.


Neurolinguistic programming. It’s a real thing.

Gail Combs

Based on the following from my old notes I think he is SPOT ON! (It also agrees with my suspicion that FauXi and UNC et al are ALL IN ON IT.)


Director-General Pascal Lamy of the WTO is quite blunt in stating national sovereignty is passe.

…more than half a century ago that the Frenchman Jean Monnet, one of the shapers of post-war Europe, said, “The sovereign nations of the past can no longer provide a framework for the resolution of our present problems. And the European Community itself is no more than a step towards the organizational forms of tomorrow’s world.” His assessment was as valid then as it is now…. 


 Pascal Lamy, 2-X Director-General of the World Trade Organization came right out and said the plans for a world government were made back in the 1930s in the same article he said:

…climate change negotiations are not just about the global environment but global economics as well — the way that technology, costs and growth are to be distributed and shared….

Can we balance the need for a sustainable planet with the need to provide billions with decent living standards? Can we do that without questioning radically the Western way of life?

And he then went on to say:

…The reality is that, so far, we have largely failed to articulate a clear and compelling vision of why a new global order matters — and where the world should be headed….

Most chillingly he said:

..Mobilizing collective purpose is more difficult when we no longer face one common enemy, but thousands of complex problems. The Cold War was about the clash, not just of geopolitical interests, but of big ideas — democracy against totalitarianism, freedom against state control. <b>But the Cold War “glue” has disappeared.</b> Big ideas risk being eclipsed by technical details. Grand alliances are weakened by petty squabbles and rivalries….

(𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗻 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗺𝘂𝗺 𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗲, 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗰𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝘆𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗕𝗨𝗧 𝗔 𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗠𝗜𝗖 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗮 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 ‘𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝗻𝗲𝗺𝘆’)

Pascal Lamy also indicates that an European Union like super state has been the goal since the 1930s.  (Think Trans-Pacific Partnership that POTUS killed.)

 ….The world is headed toward greater degrees of globalization — deeper integration, wider cooperation and greater sharing of responsibilities. To govern this globalized world, writes World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy, existing institutions will need to be reformed to ensure they work together optimally….

Given the heating up of relations between the USA and Russia and may be China, these asses might just start World War III. It certainly explains all the idiotic foreign policy moves Obummer has made since Copenhagen blew up in their faces.

Lamy is no light weight spouting off either. He is a major player on the international scene. Former European Commission President Jacques Delors has backed the former WTO Director General Pascal Lamy to succeed José Manuel Barroso as the head of the EU executive next year.

 E. M. explains why corporations LOVE socialism

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

…The Citizens United ruling, released in January 2010, tossed out the corporate and union ban on making independent expenditures and financing electioneering communications. It gave corporations and unions the green light to spend unlimited sums on ads and other political tools, calling for the election or defeat of individual candidates.

In a nutshell, the high court’s 5-4 decision said that it is OK for corporations and labor unions to spend as much as they want to convince people to vote for or against a candidate….

that’s what led to the creation of the super PACs, which act as shadow political parties. They accept unlimited donations from billionaires, corporations and unions and use it to buy advertising, most of it negative.

…. super PACs are required to report regularly on who their donors are. The same can’t be said for “social welfare” groups and some other nonprofits, like business leagues.

These groups can function the same way as super PACs, so long as election activity is not their primary activity. But unlike the super PACs, nonprofits do not report who funds them. That’s disturbing to those who favor transparency in elections…..

So that is who controls our elections via unlimited funding?
What about the NGOs?

Maurice Strong’s early work with YMCA international “…may have been the genesis of Strong’s realization that NGOs (non-government organizations) provide an excellent way to use NGOs to couple the money from philanthropists and business with the objectives of government.”

…”Very few of even the larger international NGOs are operationally democratic, in the sense that members elect officers or direct policy on particular issues,” notes Peter Spiro. “Arguably it is more often money than membership that determines influence, and money more often represents the support of centralized elites, such as major foundations, than of the grass roots.” The CGG has benefited substantially from the largesse of the MacArthur, Carnegie, and Ford Foundations.

The U.S. Is Not a Democracy, It Is an Oligarchy

A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, so that the answer to the study’s opening question, “Who governs? Who really rules?” in this country, is:…”

And finally the connections between the corporations and banks, As E. M. Smith said they are no longer ‘just Bankers’ but have branched out.

Network of 147 Companies Controls Nearly 40% of Global Economic Value of Transnational Corporations

When the team further untangled the web of ownership, it found much of it tracked back to a “super-entity” of 147 even more tightly knit companies – all of their ownership was held by other members of the super-entity – that controlled 40 per cent of the total wealth in the network. “In effect, less than 1 per cent of the companies were able to control 40 per cent of the entire network,” says Glattfelder. Most were financial institutions. The top 20 included Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The Goldman Sachs Group.

The paper: The Network of Global Corporate Control

Top 25 control-holders from above:

The way these entities control so much is through investing YOUR money and splitting off control while limiting their financial exposure. It is a real win-win-win for them since they not only get control of the stock they also get paid no matter what happens. This is done via mutual funds or the like where YOUR money is invested but THEY vote the stock.
SEE A Brief History Of The Mutual Fund (This is why they are freaking out over the Ape Army, economic literacy project.)



1 BARCLAYS PLC – a global financial services holding company with 5 business segments: Personal and Corporate Banking, mortgages, investment management, credit card
2 CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES INC, maintained by Capital Bank and Trust Company (“trustee”), which has retained an affiliate to serve as investment adviser to the trustee for the CITs. <a href=””>comment on the proposed rule known as the “Volcker Rule”</a>
3 FMR CORP Fidelity Investments is a mutual fund owned and voted by the Johnson family.
4 AXA – France, Retail banking, Asset management and other financial services, insurance large multinational companies, IT service provider
5 STATE STREET CORPORATION – world’s leading providers of
financial services to institutional investors
6 JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. – a leading global financial services firm and one of the largest banking institutions in the United States , with operations worldwide.
7 LEGAL & GENERAL GROUP PLC – a British multinational financial services company headquartered in London, provides various insurance products and services worldwide.
8 VANGUARD GROUP, INC., – mutual funds
9 UBS AG CH – Financial services for private, corporate and institutional clients
10 MERRILL LYNCH & CO., INC. – the wealth management division of Bank of America, provides investment, financing, and other related services
11 WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT CO. L.L.P. – investment management in global capital markets.
12 DEUTSCHE BANK AG – banking products and services like private banking, business banking insurance, investment, wealth management
13 FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC. – a global investment management organization
14 CREDIT SUISSE GROUP CH – integrated global bank
15 WALTON ENTERPRISES LLC – operates as a financial services company. It is a a family limited liability company used to invest the funds owned by the Waltons, owners of Walmart and Sam’s Club.
16 BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP. – Providing financial services to institutions, corporations, and high net worth individuals. (Well they aren’t shy are they?)
17 NATIXIS – the international corporate, investment management and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking player in France.
18 GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC., – global investment banking, securities and investment management firm
19 T. ROWE PRICE GROUP, INC. – Mutual Funds
20 LEGG MASON, INC. – global investment management firm
21 MORGAN STANLEY – investment firm specializing in wealth management, investment banking
22 MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. – Consumer, Corporate & Investment Banking, Asset Management
23 NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION – banking to corporations
24 SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE – French bank
25 BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION – An American multinational banking and financial services corporation. It is the second largest bank holding company in the United States by assets.


Wow, Gail, you always bring the sauce!

This is gonna take me awhile to digest.



The country I am in seems to blocking zerohedge so anyone else has the same problem, the original link is:


TY for cleaned link.


Wow. That’s nuts. Thanks for the link.


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Gail Combs

Gee, you mean NORMAL side effects like blot clots and death?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Building TEMPORARY protection that turns into a DEATH SENTENCE later! Go, Team CDC Jonestown!

Gail Combs

More on the UNC — Ralph Baric INFO

So I do not ‘bury the lead’

I think what FauXi et al are frantic to hide is the Gain-of-Function research that was CONTINUED IN THE USA AFTER 2017 AND SHARED WITH THE CCP!!
in Dec 2017 FauXi started up the research again, NOT ONLY IN CHINA BUT ALSO AT UNC and that is why there was ACTIVE Covid for me to catch @ UNC in Dec 2018!!

Clue was in Rumble — Sheryl Attkisson does a deep dive into COVID origins. Fauci funded gain of function investigations on bat coronavirus (9min)

@ 5:25 min Sheryl points to this paper in Nature

  • 12 November 2015

Engineered bat virus stirs debate over risky research 

….In an article published in Nature Medicine1 on 9 November, scientists investigated a virus called SHC014, which is found in horseshoe bats in China. The researchers created a chimaeric virus, made up of a surface protein of SHC014 and the backbone of a SARS virus that had been adapted to grow in mice and to mimic human disease. The chimaera infected human airway cells — proving that the surface protein of SHC014 has the necessary structure to bind to a key receptor on the cells and to infect them. It also caused disease in mice, but did not kill them….

“…created a chimaeric virus…” points to this Dec 2015 paper by Zhengli-Li Shi and  Ralph S Baric done at UNC (Ref #1)

A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence


The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)-CoV underscores the threat of cross-species transmission events leading to outbreaks in humans. Here we examine the disease potential of a SARS-like virus, SHC014-CoV, which is currently circulating in Chinese horseshoe bat populations. Using the SARS-CoV reverse genetics system, we generated and characterized a chimeric virus expressing the spike of bat coronavirus SHC014 in a mouse-adapted SARS-CoV backbone. The results indicate that group 2b viruses encoding the SHC014 spike in a wild-type backbone can efficiently use multiple orthologs of the SARS receptor human angiotensin converting enzyme II (ACE2), replicate efficiently in primary human airway cells and achieve in vitro titers equivalent to epidemic strains of SARS-CoV. Additionally, in vivo experiments demonstrate replication of the chimeric virus in mouse lung with notable pathogenesis…..

And LOOK who funded the UNC paper! The National Institutes of Health under Fauci AND the State Key Program for Basic Research Grants from the Chinese Ministry of Science.

Fauci not only funded the initial research but INDICATED INTEREST IN FUNDING FURTHER RESEARCH.

The DEBATE paper goes on to say:

….The findings reinforce suspicions that bat coronaviruses capable of directly infecting humans (rather than first needing to evolve in an intermediate animal host) may be more common than previously thought, the researchers say.

But other virologists question whether the information gleaned from the experiment justifies the potential risk. Although the extent of any risk is difficult to assess, Simon Wain-Hobson, a virologist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, points out that the researchers have created a novel virus that “grows remarkably well” in human cells. “If the virus escaped, nobody could predict the trajectory,” he says.


The argument is essentially a rerun of the debate over whether to allow lab research that increases the virulence, ease of spread or host range of dangerous pathogens — what is known as ‘gain-of-function’ research. In October 2014, the US government imposed a moratorium on federal funding of such research on the viruses that cause SARS, influenza and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome, a deadly disease caused by a virus that sporadically jumps from camels to people).

The latest study was already under way before the US moratorium began, and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) allowed it to proceed while it was under review by the agency, says Ralph Baric, an infectious-disease researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a co-author of the study. The NIH eventually concluded that the work was not so risky as to fall under the moratorium, he says.

But Wain-Hobson disapproves of the study because, he says, it provides little benefit, and reveals little about the risk that the wild SHC014 virus in bats poses to humans….

And there you have it:

The NIH eventually concluded that the work was not so risky as to fall under the moratorium, he says.


….But Baric and others say the research did have benefits. The study findings “move this virus from a candidate emerging pathogen to a clear and present danger”, says Peter Daszak, who co-authored the 2013 paper. Daszak is president of the EcoHealth Alliance, an international network of scientists, headquartered in New York City, that samples viruses from animals and people in emerging-diseases hotspots across the globe.

Studies testing hybrid viruses in human cell culture and animal models are limited in what they can say about the threat posed by a wild virus, Daszak agrees. But he argues that they can help indicate which pathogens should be prioritized for further research attention….




Dec 19 2017 👈NOTE THAT DATE!!!
Feds lift gain-of-function research pause, offer guidance

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today lifted a 3-year moratorium on funding gain-of-function (GOF) research on potential pandemic viruses such as avian flu, SARS, and MERS, opening the door for certain types of research to resume.

The action coincides with today’s release of a US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) framework for guiding funding decisions about proposed research involving pathogens that have enhanced potential for creating pandemics….

This article is from Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Any bets Ralph Baric immediately started up his research again in 2017???

And just to add extra sauce to the stew…
University of Minnesota…. 🔔DING DING DING!!!!

Dr Boyle, author of the US Bio-weapon law mentions an Australian paper.
Published: June 22, 2010
Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) proteins of different bat species confer variable susceptibility to SARS-CoV entry

Remember the Indians mentioning the HIV sequences in Covid-2?

…Here, we extended our previous study to ACE2 molecules from seven additional bat species and tested their interactions with human SARS-CoV spike protein using both HIV-based pseudotype and live SARS-CoV infection assays. The results show that ACE2s of Myotis daubentoni and Rhinolophus sinicus support viral entry mediated by the SARS-CoV S protein….

The authors are certainly interesting. Sure sound like Aussie names don’t they?
Yuxuan Hou, 
  • Cheng Peng, 
  • Meng Yu, 
  • Yan Li, 
  • Zhenggang Han, 
  • Fang Li, 
  • Lin-Fa Wang & 
  • Zhengli Shi 

Well, well, well, let’s look at Fang Li

2017 – present

Associate Professor (with tenure)

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN.

And then in 2019 You have this arrest:

A professor, Dr. Charles Lieber, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, who was bribed by the Chinese per the US Department of Justice was arrested.

[in addition]… Zaosong Zheng, was arrested on Dec. 10, 2019, at Boston’s Logan International Airport and charged by criminal complaint with attempting to smuggle 21 vials of biological research to China.”</i> A Chinese national,Zaosong Zheng was sponsored by Harvard and working as a researcher at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

The third person is Yanqing Ye, a Boston University researcher. She is accused of failing to disclose her status as a lieutenant in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. According to the indictment, she was taking orders from PLA superiors while conducting her research at BU….

Gail Combs

Think about the situation now in play.

Trump starts applying financial pressure to China that Steve Bannon thinks will follow the Reagan playbook that took down the Soviet Union.

FauXi, Daszak and Baric are eager to continue their Gain-of-Function research here in the USA and FauXi uses the new admin to lift the moratorium.

Davos, the CCP and Gates WANT a plandemic and the CCP is happy to release the bio-weapon…


Our ‘betters’ did not plan for the amount of knowledge that has leaked and the intelligence of the ‘Serf Class’

The CCP now has MASSIVE BLACKMAIL LEVERAGE against the US politicians (RINOS and Demonrats) and civil ‘servants’ and researchers who are all part of the plot… BUT they have to OUST the very popular President Trump to derail his plans to cripple the CCP. Hence the Election steal.


China Puts US On Same Level As Taliban
(CCP INSULTS USA indicating USA is a vassal state!)

Also Saudis are doing deal with CCP for Saudi Aramco — Goodby USA dollar as Reserve Currency!

Gail Combs

AND lest we forget THE US DEBT CEILING!!!

$5.8 trillion was the US debt at the end of Clinton’s last budget. George W. Bush added another $5.849 trillion doubling our debt. And Barack Obama added $8.588 trillion almost doubling it again.

President Trump added 6.7 trillion (NOT GOOD) but at least he tried to bring back the high paying manufacturing jobs AND TARIFFS to help pay for it.

Now Bite-me wants to blow through that with lots of useless give-aways (bribes) with out a decent economy to pay for it.

I wrote this when Obummer was in office:
 WHO owns that Federal Debt??? Somewhere around 40% is owned by the Fed and banks who used fiat fairy dust, printed on the spot to “BUY” that debt.

China alarmed by US money printing

The US Federal Reserve’s policy of printing money to buy Treasury debt threatens to set off a serious decline of the dollar and compel China to redesign its foreign reserve policy, according to a top member of the Communist hierarchy.

 So why are we stuck with a fiat currency and why hasn’t the USA hit hyper inflation given the Fed is printing money like mad??? I finally found a reasonable explanation.

…Given the previous hyperinflation, clearly there was ample reason for currency revulsion. So you can consider this argument a necessary but not sufficient precondition. What makes the universal acceptance stick is that government accepts its own money to expunge liabilities to it. In plain English, fiat money has value because it is the only money you can use to pay taxes. ….The fact that this money is also the medium of exchange only entrenches its use. So the tax liability is a necessary pre-condition for fiat currency to work, something I will return to….

[No wonder Amendment 16 – Status of Income Tax Clarified was Ratified 2/3/1913, a couple months after the Federal Reserve Act! — GC]

Weimar Germany 1919-1923

The key to Weimar’s hyperinflation was two-fold.

1. The German government had a large foreign currency debt obligation.

2. The German economy lost huge amounts of productive capacity causing prices to soar as demand outstripped supply….




 Hyperinflation in the USA, May 2010[

As you can see from the two most severe cases of hyperinflation, the problem in each case was a loss of productive capacity, foreign currency liabilities, and a loss of the ability to tax….

In the German example, the Germans had a huge foreign currency liability that it had to pay, meaning it could not make good on the liability by printing money. It was a currency user as far as these liabilities went. Meanwhile, with productive capacity limited, the government was then unable to ease price pressure through the tax lever. The shortage of goods drove up prices inexorably and the government was forced to turn to the printing press in order to meet its domestic obligations.

In the Zimbabwe example, taxes were again central. Unable to recoup enough tax revenue and with large foreign currency obligations and a loss of productive capacity, the government resorted to printing money in an environment where prices were rising.

So, hyperinflation has very specific preconditions that are not apparent in the U.S..

1. No foreign currency liability: The U.S. dollar is the world’s reserve currency so the U.S. can pay for trade goods in U.S. dollars.. The U.S. does not have a peg to gold or some other currency which acts as a de facto foreign currency liability. And the U.S. government has substantially no foreign currency liabilities. All of the debt is issued in domestic currency.

2. Price pressures are still anchored: While commodity prices are rising, they are rising in all currencies, not just in USD. Moreover, their rise will create demand destruction before any hyperinflation could occur. Why? Unemployment is high and capacity utilization is low, meaning there are no inflationary pressures on that front to help push inflation higher before demand destruction sets in.

3. Currency revulsion has not set in: Tax compliance is high in the U.S.

We are not talking about Russia, Greece or Argentina where government has had a difficult time in raising tax. 👉 Moreover, as the USD is still the world’s reserve currency, there has been no freefall sell off of dollars,😵 nor do I anticipate any in the near-to-medium term.

In short, there will be no hyperinflation in the U.S. any time soon….

The article states tax compliance is high in the U.S yet the Grace Commission Report to the President (1984) states “…one-third of all their taxes escapes collection from others as the underground economy blossoms in direct proportion to tax increases and places even more pressure on law abiding taxpayers, promoting still more underground economy-a vicious cycle that must be broken….”

Now we have a 20% unemployment rate and the retiring of the baby boomers as well as a federal debt increase from fiscal 1983 deficit of $195 billion to over $14 TRILLION (Interestingly the report projected $13 trillion by the year 2000)

Second when the price of fuel rises there is a corresponding rise in the price of everything else.

Third the Russians, China and others are calling for a different world reserve currency than the dollar.

If the US dollar ever losses reserve currency status we are going to be in a world of hurt. GC 2011
A few years later Russia and China are building up their gold reserves.

 My old comment detailing gold buying and BRICS development bank HERE

 From the Wall Street Journal:

” Mar 17, 2015 … If the IMF and World bank, led by the USA will not help, start speaking Mandarin to ask for help.

Germany, France and Italy followed the U.K.’s lead in applying to join a China-led international development bank, lending the weight of Europe’s largest economies to the project despite U.S. opposition.

Europe’s four top powers have now broken ranks with Washington in moving to become founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The decision is expected to spur other U.S. allies to back the potential challenger to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, where Washington has significant influence.



From a 2003 article:

….The 1944 Breton Woods Agreement established the IMF and the World Bank because “The stock of gold grew slowly; the stocks of dollars and pounds could grow without limit. Member countries accepted the obligation to treat the two alike. In practice this meant they had to accept inflation or appreciate their exchange rate.”

The IMF/World Bank used Structural Adjustment Policies, SAPs, to open up countries to exploitation by corporations. Instead of a British Empire overtly colonizing the world, heavily criticized by a voting public, we have Corporate and Banking interests united in the covert control of whole nations in the name of profit.

Structural Adjustment Policies are economic policies which countries must follow in order to qualify for new World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and help them make debt repayments on the older debts owed to commercial banks, governments and the World Bank. Although SAPs are designed for individual countries but have common guiding principles and features which include export-led growth; privatisation and liberalisation; and the efficiency of the free market.

Balancing national budgets can be done by raising taxes, which the IMF frowns upon, or by cutting government spending, which it definitely recommends. As a result, SAPs often result in deep cuts in programmes like education, health and social care, and the removal of subsidies designed to control the price of basics such as food and milk. So SAPs hurt the poor most, because they depend heavily on these services and subsidies.

By devaluing the currency and simultaneously removing price controls, the immediate effect of a SAP is.. that riots are a frequent result.

Concerned Virginian

This guy, Ralph S. Baric, PhD, is still running his research lab at the Gillings Institute for Global Public Health at UNC, Chapel Hill. He’s got tenure out the wazoo. No matter — He must be interrogated about his DECADES-long ties to NIAID / Dr. Anthony “Fauci-Mengele”, and the drug industry.
Since the lifting of the Gain of Function research ban in the U.S., he and his lab have been busy working with sequenced CoV-2 genomes; working on antiviral drug development for CoV-2; and securing patent after patent for UNC.

Here’s just one example of what’s been going on at the Baric Lab, from 2020 (he’s involved with the research and analysis of this paper):

“An orally bioavailable broad-spectrum antiviral inhibits SARS-CoV-2 in human airway epithelial cell cultures and multiple coronaviruses in mice”
(clink on the “Free PMC Full Text” icon box on the right of the page)

This is a study using lab-cultured SARS-CoV-2 samples and bat virus samples that were introduced into mice and also into samples of human lung cells, to see how they would be affected by various hydroxycytidine and redemsivir combinations to reduce the resulting infections in the mice and in the lung samples.

This research was funded by no fewer than SEVEN grants from Dr. Anthony “Fauci-Mengele’s” NIAID. ALL 8 of the grants that funded this study had NIH (Dr. Francis Collins) involvement.

An ** interesting ** aspect about this study is the development of ANTIVIRAL DRUGS that work ON THE LUNGS. This would appear to indicate a couple of things:
One, that a range of CoV-2 viruses, including COVID-19, have a negative impact on human lung tissue;
Two, that the NIH and NIAID are H3LL-bent on getting “antiviral drugs” developed TO SUPPLANT the CHEAP, PROVEN drugs that can help the lungs of people infected with COVID-19 — HCQ and Ivermectin.

Another ** interesting ** aspect of this study is that the CoV-2 GENOME has apparently been pretty much identified — there are various chains of the genome that were used in the above study.

Gail Combs


So the likelihood of my friend and I getting a COVID ‘Flu’ in late 2018 while at the UNC hospital is very very good.


Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

What a MESS.

Gail Combs

My writing or the State of the Union? 🙃

I have a very long ‘Comment’ I have been working on (seven pages?) about why I think the CCP may actually be a tool of the City of London and not actually independent.

Do you want it as an article after I poof wread it? Or should I post as a series of comments?

I think at this time the actual nature of the CCP — are they independent? or are they ‘controled’ needs to be looked at.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Better as an article, otherwise it will get lost. Just P_M_T_W them and I’ll assemble.

Gail Combs

It may take a while. Hubby sat on my reading glasses. (My fault)🙄


Looking forward to it!!!



bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

Someone should edit the graphic and insert the VAERS link.


Border Patrol union official warns COVID-positive migrants being released into US ‘day in, day out’

Sylvia Avery

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) made some intriguing remarks on secret talks Donald Trump is having with “cabinet members” at his headquarters in Bedminster, New Jersey.

On Friday night’s edition of Newsmax’s Cortes & Pellegrino, Meadows said Donald Trump is “a president that is fully engaged, highly focused, and remaining on task.”

“Well, we met with several of our cabinet members tonight, we actually had a follow-up member, meeting with some of our cabinet members, and as we were looking at that, we were looking at what does come next,” Meadows said.
“I’m not authorized to speak on behalf of the president, but I can tell you this, Steve,” he added. “We wouldn’t be meeting tonight if we weren’t making plans to move forward in a real way, with President Trump at the head of that ticket.”
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell recently suggested in early July that something big was coming in August.
“The morning of August 13, it will be the talk of the world, going, ‘Hurry up! Let’s get this election pulled down,” he told Brannon Howse of Worldview Weekend Broadcast Network. “Let’s right the right. Let’s get these communists out, you know that have taken over.”
“You’ll see when I say that, and they’ll say what’s going to happen to all the people that were involved. I don’t know, right now the biggest concern is getting this election pulled on,” Lindell added. “Donald Trump won. It’s pretty simple, ok?”
Many of Donald Trump’s most die-hard supporters have been pushing for him to be “reinstated” as president. The Electoral College certified the election for Joe Biden on January 6th.
Syndicated with licensed permission from Becker News. Follow Kyle Becker and Becker News on Twitter.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Minor nit. The Electoral College didn’t certify on the 6th of January, Congress did.

And I was less than two hundred yards from the scene of that crime.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy


Deplorable Patriot

The confidence Meadows has is pretty reassuring, except that I’m not completely sold on Meadows.

And the “certification” itself was a crime as states requested to withdraw and the vote went on anyway.

Brave and Free

So that would make Traitor Pence an accessory to the crime……

Deplorable Patriot

Oh, yes.



Pence is a major principal to the crime, not merely an accessory to it.

Brave and Free

Yes, I stand corrected, an accessory in the planning quite possibly.


For purposes of liability, the criminal law does not distinguish between principal and accessory, and no evidence needs to be adduced with respect to either category to obtain and sustain a conviction, unless the law describing the crime itself requires such proof. As a practical matter, this puts both categories on a equal footing. A principal is always an accessory, and an accessory is always a principal (except as noted).

Gail Combs

Pence is also a major principal to the PLANDEMIC crime too.


Thanks for that reminder Gail…

He’s responsible as head of Task Force, for making Fauci a household word and a faux authority


Don’t trust Meadows either. He’s ALWAYS trying to appear important, blurting out something he probably shouldn’t.

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Concerned Virginian

Meadows using the term, “our cabinet members”?
Just don’t feel quite good about Meadows throwing around things like that.


Meadows needed to be gone awhile ago. He was blurting out crap in Walter Reed parking lot when POTUS was there.

Sylvia Avery

Donald Trump wins $1MILLION tax refund on his controversial Chicago skyscraper – but state attorney Kim Foxx is trying to BLOCK him from getting it


How can she do that? If she blocks the money maybe we need to block our taxes. This has become crazy such an overreach. What kind of people run the government and blue states? Never mind need no answer . 🙂

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Gail Combs

Our Totalitarian Oligarch is finally showing it’s TRUE COLORS to the American people — FINALLY.


Yes now we see it. Why am I still shocked at the gullibility.


Last Year’s Heroes Are This Year’s Unemployed Because of Vaccine-Mandate Theater

Last year, medical professionals on the front lines fighting the pandemic were heralded as heroes by media, politicians, most Americans, and the healthcare companies for which they worked. But that was last year. Thanks to Vaccine-Mandate Theater, the only way most medical professionals can maintain their “hero” status is to accept injections of experimental drugs that demonstrate severe side-effects in a massive number of recipients. These side-effects include the deaths of tens of thousands, if not more.

Those who don’t participate in the ongoing experiment are cast aside, forced to seek new employment in a different industry.

Deplorable Patriot

I really wish these people would get together and form their own practices, and clinics of sorts. They’re still certified and licensed, just not employed.

Gail Combs

AMEN goes right there!



That sounds just like….

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The economic coercion and blackmail at play here is ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL…..

….to say nothing of HIGHLY unethical and immoral.

Deplorable Patriot

I’m not saying that that is not the case, just that if they are already unemployed – and many choose not to push back because this is the last straw of the bureaucratic crap they put up with – why not go into business for themselves?

It would eliminate A LOT of overhead and if they took cash only, the headaches would be far less.

Yes, fighting back is necessary, but when the medical systems can’t find enough people to submit and are understaffed due to their own idiocy, that’s a victory in and of itself.


Actually, what they need to do is band together and sue under a class action for wrongful termination…

…which is what is happening but not being reported.

Deplorable Patriot

Well, yes.


I vote for AND LOGIC here.

We NEED these people to sue the hell out of their former employers.

We also NEED medical care that is independent and not INSANE.

They could lead the way.

Gail Combs

Very true!

We really do need the Deplorable MAJORITY TO MUTINY in Non-illegal ways.


I want an alternative economy for EVERYTHING!


Absolutely! I am not seeing it happen, but it makes so much sense. The people with the most practical skills in my experience are MAGA people.

But we need entire grocery stores, medical practices, etc etc who are free of taint.



Gail Combs

That is why they tried to completely shutdown small AMERICAN OWNED business via the Plandemic.


True. Small businesses built on the presumption of regularity, not the understanding that they would need to insulate themselves from hateful lunacy.

Now everyone has to “build back better” in every aspect of their lives, excluding the government as much as possible in every aspect. It will take creativity, but it can be done IMO.


Ready. Willing. Able. At the first sign, I’ll be out there.


Or mutiny in semi-illegal ways, like goat-worming.

Gail Combs


It is not illegal, it is just impossible to goat rope with gloves on and impossible to hold a squirming 100+ pound billy goat WHILE putting on gloves.

Getting in and out of that pen to wash was NOT something I wanted to try with 25 unhappy goats eyeing the gate.


Lord works in mysterious ways.
Think Belaam and his donkey, Num.22:22+

Gail Combs

Sue WHERE??? All our courts are VERY CORRUPT!

Also if I recall correctly Obamacare is structured so that if you use a private physician you LOSE YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE or if you pay cash and need major healthcare he can not refer you to a hospital. (Something like that)

There was a very good article by a doctor’s association that was NOT the AMA.

I looked and I can not find the reference.


Major topic of conversation with friends is finding an honest doctor who actually wants to practice medicine and not business/politics. My primary of many years re-made his website over to a BLM propaganda venue for many months running. How am I supposed to trust him?

But how do I find someone who can be trusted? Most are implicated in the corruption.


Can’t imagine trusting that quack. Nor seeing him for care on any level.


You would have to know the situation around here, there are a lot of factors, including availability. That is why we discuss the situation, it is not as easy as it may seem.


Locally it’s been easier to find who is networked with the doctors to get lined up with someone reasonable. I’m frequently searching online to find practitioners that I could connect with if a need comes up.

I happily pay out of pocket for a doctor that can diagnose in 5 minutes what the HMO doctors aren’t even allowed to look for. I may not be saving money, but I’m saving myself a lot of time, testing and conflicts with the standard-of-care white coats.

I know I’m blessed to have come across this doctor. Found him through a network of patients with non-typical illnesses.


So, the fiancee has this project going on to make roller-bases for those ubiquitous plastic 5-shelf utility shelves you get at Home Depot. I’d offered to describe it before if there was any interest… now you don’t get a choice.

This started out several years back with a chance meeting with a capable and intelligent woman in Harbor Freight. The latest rounds of coupons had come out and included one for the small floor dolly (12″ x 18″) at $8, limit 5. This woman was stacking five in her cart.

Mind you, you don’t tend to find too many women in Harbor Freight, and most of those that you find are attached to some guy, with a large remainder looking around and clearly thinking “what is this stuff???” To see one “on a mission” was unusual. Even more unusual, what the hell sort of project do you need five miniature dollies for?

As most of you know, I have no particular problem with looking stupid, so I asked her, “what the hell sort of project do you need five miniature dollies for? — and received a pitying look in return that meant, “you really don’t get it, do you?” Using small words and speaking slowly, she said, “these dollies have three-inch wheels on swivels, and four of them have a capacity of 1,000 pounds……walk over to where they sell wheels and look at how much a single three inch swivel wheel assembly costs.” I did (they were only about 15 feet away). They were $3.89. She then continued — “and here, I can get them in four-packs with mounting hardware and some spare lumber for $8.”

I was clearly in the presence of a Master of HF-fu. Since then, it has been my go-to resource for putting things on wheels — and I stock up every time I can get them for $8 — when they’re on a coupon maximum 5, I get 5.

Sylvia Avery

Coothie. You delight me. I always grin when I see you have written a little story because I just know I’m going to enjoy reading about your latest adventure.


Same. 😃

Gail Combs

OOOOooooo What a great idea!

Hubby is a packrat and a slob. I hate housework and have Arthur-T-Ritus and a bum back. This combo a clean house does not make. If stuff was on wheels I could clean under it a lot more easily….

(Actually I MUCH rather muck out a horse stall or a goat barn than clean the house! At least they stay clean for longer that 5 minutes.)


I’ve got a “tool storage tower” that rolls on them. There are certain tools that are convenient to mount to 2’x2′ slabs of plywood. When I need to use one (scroll saw, router table, etc.), I pull it out and mount it in a holder with clamps — and then I can slide it back when done.


That, BTW, is an idea from Popular Mechanics back in the 60’s.


It is a man thing. Can include mine. Now I work around it to old to fight is not worth it.  🙄 

I have to qualify not all men  😎 


I have the same combo in my house. It’s quite deadly. 😄

Add in an ongoing remodel and grandkids running loose. It’s just hell around here. I’d much rather water the garden and clean the chicken coop in 100-degree weather.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

Miss Gail, you are my Sister from a different Mister! However I prefer the flower beds to goat barns!! 😁😍 🤗🤗😘😘🥰🥰❤❤❤
P.S. Tried the Atkins chocolate, OMG, soo Delicious!! Got too expensive, so I make my own by adding Cocoa powder to vanilla protein blender shakes. Gotta slow down, gaining weight. 😭😁
P.S.S. Got some CBD unflavored 500 MG, tastes like wood dirt. 🤮 Can only disguise/drink in coffee with collagen/MCT powder/milk. I think it helps. BUT the coffee at night keeps me up to wee hours. Any suggestions on a good flavor? to mix in something else? THX 😙

Gail Combs

I just use the CBD oil straight. You could try a piece of crystalized ginger right after. That stuff really kills the taste of just about anything!

The Atkins chocolate shakes I keep around for when I work very hard outside and start feeling ‘shaky’ or I get the migraine flashes. And yeah they are expensive!

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

I have ‘constant’ low blood sugar, aka reactive hypoglycemia. I usually feel it coming on and can eat sufficient protein in time to ward off, if not I use orange juice for emergency shakiness that’s fixing to take me over the edge. I’ve also been taking the chromium supplement, it’s helping Big Time to keep my blood sugar stable and having less ‘shaky’ attacks throughout the day. I don’t eat sugar, but have to closely watch carbs and caffeine, those will trigger me. Sad about the CBD, I like to play in the dirt but prefer not to eat it! 😜

Valerie Curren

My husband & son have hypoglycemia so use nuts, peanut butter, & protein bars in a pinch. If caught early enough they don’t usually get into a slump. Fat & protein seems to work for them…

Gail Combs

Keep the sugar (and starch) intake to a bare minimum and if you MUST indulge make sure you ALSO eat protein and fat to counter the sudden drop in blood sugar as the excess insulin produced uses up all the blood sugar in sight.

(From 50 years of dealing with the problem.)

Valerie Curren

excellent, thanks!

Gail Combs

Hope the suggestions help you too.

Valerie Curren

Thanks, yes

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

I keep nuts in my purse at all times.👍



Valerie Curren

Not that “testicle lock box” like Rush always accused the Hildabeast of employing  😎 

Valerie Curren

Great Idea. My husband keeps peanuts in his car. I have to remind my son, as he doesn’t seem to fully get how his blood sugar drops impact him–part of managing his special needs it seems <3

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

Don’t know about anyone else, but I get a tingling sensation in my belly, kinda like a 1st warning. It keeps repeating, a little stronger each time, with accompanying sweat and increasing shakiness. If I quickly address it by eating protein, I’m good. If I ignore it, all hell breaks loose – uncontrollable shaking, sweating, feel like stressed out crap, need lots of emergency OJ. I’ve passed out in public places before, not good. Once you recover from that, you feel like you were run over by a truck for the rest of the day. ALWAYS HEED THE WARNING!!!

Valerie Curren

Wow that’s intense. Glad you know how to read the signs. My guys start to get pale & lethargic. I don’t know about the other signals. If they get to the shaking & sweating stage they are down for the count for like the rest of the day, & need to sleep to try to regain some type of equilibrium. They know if they do more physical exertion than typical they need to bump up the fat & protein.

We 1st discovered my husband’s hypoglycemia when I was pregnant w/ the twins & we were doing the Mackinac Bridge Walk, 5+ miles. I kicked his butt in the walking phase & afterward when we went out to eat he almost passed out in the booth & was beyond eating at that point. Live & learn & do your best to avoid that bad of a crash ever again 😉

Gail Combs

Also try Cinnamon.

I have had low blood sugar since I was a college student. Doctor told me I could not have it, I was ‘too young’ and refused to do a glucose challenge test. Two friends, one a Type I diabetic who saved me during a major crash in a cave and another who was in a family of diabetics, told me how to control the problem; may the Lord bless them both.

The control is DIET — stay away from sugar which is difficult since it is very addictive to those of us with low blood sugar. Uncontrolled you end up a type II diabetic from wearing out the pancreas.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

Yep, no sugar here since age 17, diagnosed by my chiropractor. Had the confirmation test in mid 20’s. Diabetes runs in my family, I faint at needles. On the rare occasion I eat mini wheat cereal, I add protein powder and tons of Cinnamon. Fake sugar is just as bad as real if not worse. You’ve created a chocolate milk monster in me! Weird cuz I never really liked chocolate much before, I’m a vanilla girl.


Now, one fun aspect of this project is how you seldom actually measure anything except by comparison. The Fiancee was looking to have FOUR new roller bases. So we take four sacrificial floor dollies and part them out. you have to cut away the carpet to get to the top of the wheel fasteners — this time, they had countersunk philips — on the wheel side, they had those funky non-slip nuts with the nylon insert on the rounded side.

[If you’ve ever noticed that HF does things like “sale on LED flashlights, part 63425, 53339, 60428, or 64441” — the numbers are the purchase contracts. While they may act the same, sometimes little things vary between them — like the types of fasteners on floor dollies.]

Take the wheels, put ’em in a box; put the screws and nuts in a tupperware. The nuts, btw, were metric 10’s because China runs on metric and 10s are everywhere. Move the lumber and raggedy carpet elsewhere.

We then need two “longs” and two “shorts” per unit. Four units is eight and eight. Take one of the shelves and lay a 1×4 along it lengthwise over the edge of your workspace. Take a pencil and mark against the edge of the shelf. That’s your “long”. Write “master” on it. You want the first and last eight inches to be free from knots, cracks, and oddities — if this isn’t the case, pick another board for the “master”.

Using a chop saw, or mitre saw (recently squared) as a chop saw, cut the “master” so that most of the line disappears. Check it against your shelf — it should be pretty darned close to the long axis of the shelf.

Once you have a good master, cut the other seven you’ll need. Stack the master on top of the new board; check the ends are flush; carefully, with your hand in a position where you cannot operate the saw (similar to firearms handling), lower the blade to just over the new board. Slide the master/new board “sandwich” until it touches the blade, double check everything, pull the master off, and cut right there. Check it against the master when cut, and add it to your good pile. No tape measure, no ruler, no square, no scratch.

The “shorts” work the same, except with the other dimension of the shelf. Mark the first, verify your master, use it to cut the other eight. You’re now done with sawing, you can put the chopsaw away and blow away the sawdust.

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Sylvia Avery

I’m patiently waiting for the part where you have to contort yourself into some impossible position to complete the job…….I love that part!!!! 😁😁😁

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I think that only comes into play with cars.

I first contorted myself to pull the wrong fuse, and replaced it with a spare (same contortion place to get the spare). I then figured out what the actual blown fuse was, and it was in a VERY EASY place to get to. But the spare for IT was also in the first place.

I almost managed to hyperextend my NECK.

Sylvia Avery

Oh no……..I read for weeks about Coothie’s great bathroom sink endeavor where he curled up with his feet in the shower and his head under the sink, although cars ARE a wonderful source for such activities.

How are you, Steve? All well in Colorado?

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I *did* forget the kitchen sink, and I shouldn’t have. lying on one’s back basically means your back is about to snap in two on the edge of the cabinet. Plus you’ll catch any leaks in the face.

Sylvia Avery

Right? And yet, Coothie made it entertaining! I am glad he is all in one piece after the sink, the attic fan, and the car.


Grinning as I, perhaps we await the next contortionist drill. 🙂

Sylvia Avery


SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

And things go tolerably here.

Sylvia Avery

Good, I’m glad to hear it.


Don’t forget plumbing.


Modern cars — specifically modern Japanese cars — are designed to be worked on by small-framed double-jointed would-be-contortionists.

Seriously, it says, “reach in through here” and my hand doesn’t fit through that…..then it says, “run your hand back through this area” and I wonder whether I’m supposed to be suspended by my ankles from the ceiling to bend that way.


I’m sorry — you won’t get that on this project because……THE FIANCEE IS DOING ALL THE WORK!!!! (Well, I did the Forstners.)

Sylvia Avery

Ha! Very smart!!! Nonetheless, I shall read with interest!


For our next trick, we have to put the plastic feet in the shelf. Once they are in, you will take each “long” and clamp it on the feet so that runs along the edge of the shelf and is square to the ends. At this point, you trace around the feet with your pencil — then move to the next “long”. Your tracing will be quite close to the corner of your board.

There is a wood bit known as a “Forstner bit”, which makes cylindrical holes with flat bottoms. The next operation uses a LARGE Forstner bit, which is pretty much impossible to do with a hand-drill — you need either a drill press or you can run it in a metalworking mill. I just happened to have a set of such bits. [N.B. There are other ways to accomplish the same effect, but they’re not as straightforward. Coaching available by request.]

To find the right size for the Forstner, just hold it up against a plastic foot. It should be slightly larger.

So, where there are foot markings on the “longs”, do a Forstner about 1/8″ deep. Clear the drill press or mill — you won’t be back.


OK, you now remount the “longs” to the shelves with clamps with the feet in the Forstner holes. You will now use 1 – 1-1/4 screws as a temporary attachment to attach the “shorts” crossways between the “longs” on the side between the shelf and the longs. You can also use clamps, depending on your supply of clamps.

Find a drill that will make a hole sufficient to pass one of the screws you got from disassembling dollies. Take a wheel assembly, and put it where the wood pieces intersect. Use the pencil to mark the holes, remove the wheel assembly, and drill the four holes through both boards. Repeat at each corner.

There is an interesting thing we have done by doing it this way — the hand drill can be wildly inaccurate and still work with the wheel assembly, because we have drilled from the wheel assembly side.

Sixteen holes later, we should be golden — so long as we don’t swap end for end. MARK EVERYTHING.

Now for the bad news……those pencil-necked metric ditwads gave you mounting hardware suitable for metric 1″x4″ lumber….which is thinner and weaker than SAE 1″x4″ lumber (which, admittedly, is not 1″ by 4″). So you’re going to have to countersink the heads by about 3/16″. This is going to be on the “shorts” on the face that looks at the shelf’s plastic, so you’re going to have to pull things apart to get to it.

Once that is done, you merely place the wheels, use the provided mounting hardware to mount, then tighten it up.


The last bits are (1) mount the plastic to the wood (you may have to take off the feet in the process), and (2) use one of the temp screws at each end to have a cable tie hold the plastic to the wood. Then, of course, you build the other four shelves on top.

The Fiancee has two complete and is hoping to finish the project tomorrow, but she keeps finding all sorts of other pressing needs before noon

I particularly like it as a project because you never really measure anything — you just compare it. And it is EXTREMELY forgiving.

Gail Combs

I am saving these instructions for a winter project to clean up the 2 car garage/workshop.


Be sure to look for the HF dollies on sale between now and then. $8 is as cheap as I’ve ever seen them, and I’ve seen them as expensive as $14.

Gail Combs

Thanks for the suggestion. We have a new HF in town and get the fliers.


If you have a spare email, they also email coupons. Time is your friend.


Unless it’s how long you want the tool to last. They sell tools that are good for about 1.25 jobs.


They sell tools that are good for 0.25 operations on a 50 operation job.

They sell tools that are utterly useless at their advertised purpose (but may be useful when used for something else).


Do they have a hacks site like Ikea does? I used to cruise Ikea looking for plastic tubs and things to use for interesting projects involving drills, bolts and electronics.


This is a very, very good question. They very well may, but I don’t know of one.

And, also….they might not. For a kind of peculiar reason. Let’s just take one specific widget — .

I have one. I got it on sale with a 25% off coupon for less than $400. It arrives in a super-heavy pseudo-wood crate — most stores do not have in stock.

Now here’s the other side of the story —

A HF (red), Grizzly (light green), LMS (light blue), or other small mill is probably made by Sieg (the SX2) and merely tricked-out with different options and painted a different color. Even in this review — you’ll notice that the detail pictures keep changing colors. [I should note that native Sieg red is more of a cherry red than the HF red, which is more brick red.]

Should you ever have the opportunity or desire to purchase a metalworking mill, be prepared to spend 100%+ of the purchase price of the machine on additional tooling. In addition, if you want it to work right, you have to tear it completely apart to individual screws, and rebuild it. They all get shipped from the Grizzly, HF, or whoever caked in a red grease probably made from rendered political prisoners, and you’ll want to wash that all off and lube it in something sensible.

Once you’re off and running into metalwork, there are no end of tricks and shortcuts, how-to videos and weird suggestions…..but they don’t crossover into other HF products — they’d have more crossover to owners of Bridgeports. You could get some crossover to HF Metalworking lathes, which are similarly made by Sieg and available in Grizzly Green.

So, to sum up, the reason I don’t think there is a generic Harbor Freight Hacks page is that they carry many products subject to their own niche hack subcultures.


Oops —

Once that is done, you merely place the wheels, remove the temp screws, use the provided mounting hardware to mount, then tighten it up.


The end product of all these shenanigans is quite robust — the shelf feet sit in Forstner cups on the “longs” so they don’t slide off; the wheels are mounted on the longs just inches away, for stability; the center of gravity is low; and the weight capacity should be substantially greater than the plastic shelves’ capacity. The shorts can be hacked and hacked again with no compromise to the design…..

It’s on about rev 5… should be reasonably nice by now.


In order of preference, the alternative methods of getting the holes without using a large Forstner are (1) use four smaller Forstners, (2) use a router, or (3) chisel it out.

Deplorable Patriot

Hunting trophies for organized hoarders.

I’m related to a few of those.


Great idea!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Stark County, Ohio, just took delivery of a bunch of Dominion stuff.

From Wikipedia:


Stark County has often been described as “the swing county, in the swing state” when it comes to presidential elections. Locally, it has generally been a strong Republican area, but that changed in the 1990s and into 2000s, where it remained highly competitive for both parties. In 1992 it became a swing county that tilted Democratic, and over the next 15-20 years more local office holders were Democrats. That has changed, however, in the last 10 years or so, beginning in 2010. Republicans now hold most of the local elected positions.

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Dominion Voting Machines Arrive in Ohio County Costing $6.17 Million Up Front — Machines Include Software to “Evaluate Voter Intent”

July 31, 2021, 8:51pmby Jim Hoft 606 Comments


Software to evaluate voter intent ?What does that actually mean.
Why is that needed.
What information must the software have in order for it to make its evaluation.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

If it has ANYTHING to do with Dominion, it’s not good. IMO it’s a way for them to cheat. Their recent methods of cheating seem to involve some kind of “whoops” error which then requires “adjudication”. This allows VOTE-SWITCHING.

Thus, the MACHINE does both steps – it throws off the real vote, then adjudicates it back to the phony value.

Why are they doing this more? Because they don’t think they can get away with a primarily hack-based steal in 2022.


Exactly, vote for commie X2, vote for magga X0.5 and if that’s done before it gets further into the system they won’t need the fake home made paper votes.


meant to say….. done electronically before it gets further……

Deplorable Patriot

I know people are disgusted with the women’s soccer players, some of them, and the basketball guys, etc., but the USA swimmers are cleaning up in the pool. I’ve been watching the events one at a time on YT with no human interest crap, and this is one of the best meets we’ve had in a long time.

And, yes, the Chy-neeze women are juicing again. The signs cannot be hidden. Not since the East German machine got busted in 1976.


I grew up in a sports crazy household. Every sport, every season and the telly on for every event.

All sports all the time.

I can honestly say sports is utterly ruined by making it ENTERTAINMENT instead of ENTERTAINING.

I have not watched in years. That said, your way of experiencing the Olympics sounds great! 👍

Deplorable Patriot

Growing up, I heard every Cardinals and Blues game broadcast. Seriously.

The nice thing about video available online, is you can watch as much or as little of the sports that are actually interesting as you want. We were/are an aquatics family. Swimming and water polo are part of life. So that’s interesting. Soccer is in the blood. Gymnastics…every now and then. Fencing is another sport we like.

Boxing, no.

My dad will watch more track & field than the rest of us.

This year, though, there’s no obsession like usual.

BTW, the USA women’s soccer team is through to the semi-finals thanks to a Megan Rapinoe penalty kick. Saw that earlier.


No, not “some of them”…

…MOST of them.


USA swimmers are cleaning up in the pool.

There have been some nail-biter wins and some amazing sprints at the end. And at every medal ceremony that I’ve seen, the athletes have stood respectfully with their hand over their heart while the anthem played. I haven’t seen one raised fist or heard one comment that wasn’t about sport, strategy, or family/friend support. It’s been so nice.

Deplorable Patriot

In swimming, representing the country is a matter of pride. Seriously.


Seems to be!

Deplorable Patriot

And the men’s relays – both the 400 free and the medley – are OFF THE CHARTS matters of pride. Some of the fastest splits in history have been the anchor legs. I mean, those guys, they swim faster when they are doing it for each other. And, they consider those races OURS.

Kind of interesting…sometimes the Olympic Trials is a faster meet than the the Olympics themselves. That’s how much it means to them.


The USA has won every 4 x 100 swimming relay in the Olympics, and they won again this time. That has to be a huge pride point.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

A simple, easy, one-minute explanation of why Ali Akbar Alexander Whatever cannot be allowed back in to head the protesting of the election theft.



The most perfect illustration!

Gail Combs