(Last) Weekly Roundup: The Day They Turned The Riots Off Edition (With Minimal GameStop Content!)

I’d like to write about GameStop this week — I’d really like to write about it — but I think the final act of this drama, namely what will the government do about it? is the most interesting part of the saga, and therefore I’m going to wait. With that said, I want to point out that the Uniparty is already showing its hand on the future of “the wrong people manipulating the stock market”: Elizabeth Warren, The Progressive Cherokee Lioness, has already demanded that strong action be taken… against the online forums that allowed retail investors to organize. Oh, you thought she was going to go after the naked-short crowd? I treasure your naivete, dear reader, I really do.

One overlooked aspect of the GameStop craze, beyond the fact that it made one of my racing teammates a multi-millionaire in the course of four days, is that it wiped the nonstop blathering about “insurrection” off the front pages almost everywhere. Yes, dear readers, it was an insurrection, started by Emmanuel Goldstein Donald Trump and the time machine he used to encourage the “Storming” of the Capital after it began. Ignore the fact that said insurrection was mostly unarmed middle-aged people who walked through an open gap and stormed in orderly fashion between two velvet ropes so they could pose with Nancy Pelosi’s podium — there was a dude with zip ties! They were going to kill Mike Pence! For reals! That’s why it was so critical to shoot unarmed women in the face! The media has officially declared it an insurrection, like your school principal calling a snow day, and that’s what it will always be.

I’m personally not quite ready to let the “insurrection” go, however. In partcular, I want to discuss the most astounding article the New York Times has ever published — one that demonstrates the Uniparty at its most puissant, while simultaneously giving a booster shot to every conspiracy theory you could possibly imagine. Just in case you don’t feel like clicking the jump, I’ll give you a preview: it turns out that there is, in fact, a CEO of Anitfa, and you can get him on a Zoom call.

I’m going to use an archive link to the story, “How Democrats Planned For Doomsday”, because I have to think that at some point the Times will think twice about publicly victory-lapping in this fashion. In no sane world could you publish this article without consequences; it makes your “Facebook uncle” seem as prescient as Paul M’aud-Dib. Here’s the money shot:

The video call was announced on short notice, but more than 900 people quickly joined: a coalition of union officials and racial justice organizers, civil rights lawyers and campaign strategists, pulled together in a matter of hours after the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill.
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They convened to craft a plan for answering the onslaught on American democracy, and they soon reached a few key decisions. They would stay off the streets for the moment and hold back from mass demonstrations that could be exposed to an armed mob goaded on by President Donald J. Trump…
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…The meeting was no lucky feat of emergency organizing, nor was the highly disciplined and united front that emerged from it.
Instead, it was a climactic event in a long season of planning and coordination by progressives… By the time rioters ransacked the Capitol, the machinery of the left was ready: prepared by months spent sketching out doomsday scenarios and mapping out responses, by countless hours of training exercises and reams of opinion research…
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Worried that Mr. Trump might use any unruly demonstrations as pretext for a federal crackdown of the kind seen last summer in Portland, Ore., progressives organized mass gatherings only sparingly and in highly choreographed ways after Nov. 3. In a year of surging political energy across the left and of record-breaking voter turnout, one side has stifled itself to an extraordinary degree during the precarious postelection period.
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Since the violence of Jan. 6, progressive leaders have not deployed large-scale public protests at all.
Interviews with nearly two dozen leaders involved in the effort, and a review of several hundred pages of planning documents, polling presentations and legal memorandums, revealed an uncommon — and previously unreported — degree of collaboration among progressive groups…

That’s really the tip of the insane iceberg, all reported right there in front of you. Curtis Yarvin makes it plain:

Do you remember the dogs of summer? The riots that did $2 billion in damage? The miniature armies in black clothes and black masks? Those were dogs on a leash. They could be turned on and off in one Zoom call. Anything that can be suppressed with “a few key decisions” is not in any way spontaneous. You just read it in the Times—so it must be true, right? And did the people in black show up on the 6th? They did not.
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And just who was pressing that button? Go back to “was announced.” Who set up this Zoom call? Who selected the 900 people? What is this list? Wouldn’t you like to know, you fascist peasant? Go back to Dubuque, smoke some heroin and jack off into your Playstation 5. You! Hayseed! Why are you even reading this story? It’s about your betters—for your betters. We now return you to all the news that’s fit to print.
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Honestly, stories like this are a liability that shouldn’t even be printed. They appear for one reason: people like to brag. Especially people with mens rea, conscience of guilt.

People like to brag. And this article is chock-full of bragging. In particular, it points out that this 900-organization coalition of the willing had pre-identified every single legal strategy Donald Trump would use. They had attorneys in the right places. They knew the judges. and they knew that the judges, like Stacey Abrams’ sister, wouldn’t recuse themselves for even the most gross conflicts of interest.

Now, I’m not going to tell you that the election was stolen. I have a feeling that doing so is a great way to find yourself in prison four years from now, the same way that the newly-energized FBI just arrested a dude for making election memes in 2016. But I’m going to ask you this. If you came over to my house tomorrow and I had a team of attorneys going over all the ways that the State of Ohio could accuse me of robbing a bank on March 22, 2021 — would your first thought be that I had no plans of robbing a bank on that day? If I then detailed to you my plans to attack fifty pieces of “evidence” that the local sheriff would have on March 23 regarding said bank robbery, would your belief in my innocence be enhanced in any way? What if you stopped by my house again on March 30 and I said, “Yeah, they said I robbed the bank, and they had fifty witnesses, and I had aliases prepared against each one of their statements, in detail, well in advance of the accusation,” aren’t you going to think I’m a bank robber?

We’ve repeatedly heard two truthy-ish statements from the media in the recent past:

“Antifa has no leader, no central agenda, no organization. Nobody can stop the riots, because there’s no organization that could stop them.”

I mean, you just read about it in the Times, right? When it was determined that “street action” would hurt Joe Biden, all the “street action” disappeared. It’s back now, of course, since it can’t do any harm. Antifa may not be a registered LLC, and they may not have a convention in Vegas every year, but there is clearly someone who can turn them off on command. Next statement:

“There was no credible evidence of election fraud. Trump lost every case.” Well, Trump certainly lost every case. In case you thought that was due solely to the merits, or lack thereof, of said cases, you have America’s paper of record to correct you:

Democratic litigators had been in contact before Election Day with Michigan’s attorney general, Dana Nessel, about the possibility of an attempted electoral heist. “We were prepared to counter it,” Ms. Nessel said in an interview.

Oh, you called Dana Nessel ahead of time? This Dana Nessel? For a little friendly chat, Democrat to Democrat, between the woman who will need to run for re-election and the machine that will be paying all the bills for that re-election? And Dana says “We…

We…

…were prepared to counter it”? Who is “we” here? This 900-organization Democratic coalition and the Attorney General? Remember the China GP of 2007, when Ron Dennis said, “We weren’t racing Ferrari, we were racing Fernando” and everybody was all like, “Who is ‘we’? Doesn’t Fernando work for you, too?” Wouldn’t you like to have a transcript of the discussions between Democratic litigators and the Democratic AG before Trump’s proxies in Michigan hit a stone wall? I would, anyway. I’d probably learn some harsh truths about how the world really works.

Jegath Athilingam, a strategist who helped craft the progressives’ messaging on Michigan, said they had been poised to deliver “more of an aggressive” denunciation of the lawmakers had they colluded with Mr. Trump.
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But, she said, “Once he failed in Michigan, a precedent had been set.”

And there you go. Apropos of nothing, the story certainly gives you a sense of America as a nation of immigrants: Donald Trump, famously naturalized from Drumpf, and his recently-arrived Eastern European First Lady brought down by: Anat Shenker-Osorio, Ai-jen Poo, Michael Podhorzer, Deirdre Schifeling, Nelini Stamp, Anna Galland, Art Reyes, Jegath Athilingam, and Rahna Epting. There’s room here for a Catch-22 joke:

Yossarian…it was an odious, alien, distasteful name, a name that just did not inspire confidence. It was not at all like such clean, crisp, honest, American names as Cathcart, Peckem and Dreedle.

Jokes aside, there’s something fascinating about the idea that the stereotypical-of-politics backroom filled with white dudes smoking cigars is clearly a thing of the past. There’s literally not a single Anglo-Saxon anywhere in this passion play, save for the befuddled Michael Pence down there in the basement waiting to get beheaded by the “Q Shaman” while his Praetorians forcibly ventilate the larynxes of female veterans. It helps you see poor old President Biden for what he arguably is: a prop for us rubes here in Middle America, the heroic ancient conqueror of Corn Pop wheeled out and propped up by the folks listed above.

Which is why the Times article exists, by the way: to make sure you know that, after the fact, and to make sure that due fealty is paid to the likes of Shenker-Osorio, Athilingam, Poo, et al. Those evil old white cigar-smokers who put “Rutherfraud” B. Hayes into power back in the day didn’t demand a fawning write-up after the fact, but then again they didn’t have Instagram, either. It’s no fun being the power behind the throne if you can’t get a Kindle book deal, or if the other parents idling their Cayennes in the day-school line don’t realize that you helped to immanentize the eschaton.

And these Whiz Kids have so much power, now. So much that they needn’t fear that Dorothy will pull the curtain and expose them as the Wizard of Oz. They’ll draw the curtain back in the Times, for all and sundry to read. Sing along with me: This is how we dooo iiiiiittttttt… It’s no longer necessary to dismiss all talk of coordinated Uniparty action as “conspiracy theory”. You’re now permitted to see the hand that moves the puppet, because what could you possibly do about it? Vote? Where you gonna vote, exactly, and for what?

In the unlikely event that Times readers have any qualms about the construction of a Zoom-call hierarchy that can do everything from shut down “spontaneous protests” to pre-dismiss lawsuits, the article offers the world’s least convincing disclaimer at its close:

“We may have walked back from the brink of a dangerous moment in this country, but this cannot be the norm,” said Rahna Epting, executive director of MoveOn. “It’s not sustainable for democracy.”

I don’t want to get all capeshit in this post, but remember the Batman movie where Bruce Wayne constructs a machine to track every living person on the planet by thoroughly “rooting” their cell phones and sending the audio/GPS data back to a central server? Remember how Morgan Freeman doesn’t even want to know that said system exists? Remember how it blows itself up at the end of the movie, so you, the capeshit viewer, can be reassured that such a universal-power machine does not exist in the fictional city of Gotham in the equally fictional DC Universe, because that might cause you to be upset in the period of time between now and the next Batman movie?

If you were nervous while watching the aforementioned movie, which has nothing to do with real life, you might also want to be a little nervous about the fact that everybody from the Biden Administration to the de facto CEO of Antifa have collaborated to build a network through which they can coordinate pretty much everything that happens from now on. The “street armies” can be activated, or deactivated, on a whim. Try to stay on their good side.

Ask yourself a question, via which we will wrap up for the week as well: If this Reddit-vs-Wall-Street thing heats up any more, you think the people who built that Zoom network will fail to reactivate it? Do you think that the people who paid Janet Yellen $800,000 in a single year prior to her entirely happenstance selection as Treasury Secretary — do you think the people who speak for the President and whose brothers also work for major Wall Street players — do you think that the people who put their money behind the Biden Zoom Machine — do you think none of those people will suggest that maybe, just maybe, the “street armies” focus in a few, ahem, productive areas? What will Anat Shenker-Osorio do then?

Here’s a hint: You’ll eventually be able to read about it in the Times.

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For Hagerty last week, I wrote about leather interiors.

94 Replies to “(Last) Weekly Roundup: The Day They Turned The Riots Off Edition (With Minimal GameStop Content!)”

  1. Avatararbuckle

    The leather in a family member’s Ram Longhorn seems pretty nice for a mass market vehicle and has held up okay so far. The King Ranch line also used to have nice seating material although I think that was maintenance intensive so they may have changed it.
    Some higher-quality cloth would be a nice option though. I think the Armada does (did?) velour seats.

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  2. AvatarNewbie Jeff

    Spot on, as usual. The problem, Jack, is that at least 80 million Americans have no idea WTF you’re talking about.

    We’ll probably hear from a couple of them in the comments.

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      • Avatarscotten

        Proof?

        I think Trump would have easily won 20202 except for the pandemic. I could not watch him during those pressers with his mouth and brain wandering around, and anything he’d heard on Fox coming out of his mouth.

        In a flip flop of 2016: Biden did not win, Trump lost.

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    • AvatarDaniel J

      I hated my leather seats in my 2010 mazda 6. My 2018 mazda 6 on the other hand has fantastic heated and cooled leather seats. Better than the XT4 and the Envision we drove.

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  3. AvatarManbridge

    Trump was likely the last elected President. From here on out they will be Uniparty installed, aided and abetted by the Unimedia.

    And yes, my 74 911 Deadly Sin #2402 has period cloth LSB Recaros that still look new. Some sort of grippy Cordua appearing material that is not stiff at all.

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    • Avatar-Nate

      ? Are they plaid ? .

      I remember those up market factory plaid seats, I didn’t like them when new but I do now .

      I’m envious of your 911, I let a European 1969 911S slip between my fingers for $3K in the late 1970’s…

      Oops .

      -Nate

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      • AvatarManbridge

        No, they are basic black with single white recaro logo. They help to break up the lobster red interior. I still have the stock lobster vinyl seats which had the foam cut down to fit a previous owner who must’ve been the Wookie type.

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  4. AvatarDirty Dingus McGee

    Remember the guy you used to see in Everytown USA carrying his ” THE END IS NEAR” sign? He was right.

    How will it end? Damfino but it ain’t gonna be pretty.

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  5. Avatarstingray65

    Long time senior senator from Delaware, VP under Obama, and now our current fairly elected president is nothing but an EO signing prop? Patriotic resistors and social justice warriors who are nothing except paid mercenaries who “peacefully” protest on command? Secret gatherings of Leftist activists strategically plotting to thwart any Russian influenced attempt to overthrow the will of the American people to end the national nightmare of Trump’s Putin controlled presidency? Sounds like a bunch of Fake News designed to delegitimize the unifying Biden victory and all the good times we can look forward to with our transgender military and locker rooms, our open borders, defunded police, packed Supreme Court, 51st and 52nd states, mandatory critical race training, reliable solar power supplied by our friends in China, public policies no longer hamstrung by the need for cost-benefit analysis, and the security of knowing that no Republican will ever again sully the White House or have control of the House or Senate.

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  6. AvatarNoID

    I’m inclined to agree with you, except that if Trump’s cases had any merit and were only dismissed by the efforts of a cabal of interrelated leftists in order to hide the truth of the matter and secure their victory, the easiest thing for Trump and his legal team to do would be to dump all the information into the public WIkiLeaks style and let the world “know the truth”.

    The fact that this hasn’t happened yet tells me that Trump is full of shit regardless. If anything I wish the Uniparty hadn’t been so successful at dismissing his lawsuits so we could have SEEN that the emperor has no clothes, instead of simply being TOLD that he’s naked by a bunch of my betters.

    So I guess that’s my challenge: Put up or shut up. If the courts have all shut you down, dump all this evidence into the public domain already. If you can’t convince THEM, then convince US!

    Keep in mind I’m not disputing the central premise of your article, I’ve believed for a while now that there was a metric kcuf-tonne of collaboration behind the scenes on the left and I didn’t doubt for a moment that there was a huge influence campaign being waged ahead of time to discredit Trump’s inevitable challenges. My only point of contention is the seeming conclusion that in absence of this concerted effort to suppress Trump that he would have won the day on the merits of his case for MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD, or at least that he could have demonstrated an impact on the election.

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    • AvatarScottS

      If Trump is “full of shit” and “has no clothes” and is pushing cases without merit, it seems to me that the most efficient way to let him self destruct is to simply let him talk.

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      • AvatarScottS

        Thanks for pointing to the Byrne articles. I think those will go down as the most factually accurate account of the failure of the Trump administration to deal with the election situation. It also confirms some intuitions I had about Rudy Giuliani. It also reinforces an uncomfortable truth about where real power resides in Washington.

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    • Avatardejal

      Many of those attempts to get to court were tossed because of “No Standing”. “Yeah, but might be interesting stuff in there, but you have no dog in this fight.” Like all the AGs that said, “Their cheating disenfranchised the vote in our state”. “You have no standing”.

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    • Jack BaruthJack Baruth Post author

      I’d say that Trump is less “full of shit” and more “unwilling to push boundaries”. There was a lot of stuff he could have declassified, even SAID he was going to declassify, but did not.

      He was never the racist bomb-thrower they said he was: he was a business-first Boomer, thoroughly conventional from tip to tail. We all know he could have gotten on TV and said, “THEY STOLE THE ELECTION — GRAB A GUN AND COME TO THE WHITE HOUSE!” at which point he would have commanded the largest standing army to ever set foot on American soil. He didn’t, and I think that’s because in the final analysis he plays by the rules. He’s not Julius Caesar.

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      • AvatargbKing

        As Sally Fields asked Burt Reynolds, “Did you count on this? All this?”

        With FoxNews demonstrating Ministry of Truth alliances in fear of being cancelled, many Republicans remembering they play for the Generals, fear of absolute destruction of his business empire, and probable knowledge of activities that if widely believed could put us in a world wide civil war he may have felt the need to just stand down. Albeit poutingly.

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        • Avatar-Nate

          No question that trump was full of shit and no other excuse plus for those who were watching, he did whip those fools into a violent resurrection *before* they acted, it was shown on national T.V. and he even said ‘I’ll be marching with you’ but as usual, lied and like the coward he is, ran to hide in his bunker leaving the gullible, ignorant fools to get fucked up , when you force your way into the capitol you DESERVE TO BE SHOT, survivors need to go to prison, not just a bit of jail time .

          I notice Jack here conveniently forgot about the police officers who were dragged and beaten,

          Several people DIED but that’s okay as long as white bubbas do it, right ? .

          No mention of the antisemitic slogans , flags and t-shirts worn, plenty of guns and home made bombs were found too, we’ll just gloss over those inconvenient facts .

          Many t-shirts that said ’69 million wasn’t enough’ meaning the holocaust .

          Jack is far too educated, erudite and experienced to believe a word of this tripe, I can only ASS-U-ME he’s playing this bullshit false narrative for clicks and $ .

          SAD .

          -Nate

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          • AvatarDaniel J

            I generally respect what you post. But what in the good Lord are you talking about?

            Trump said peacefully have their voice heard. If anyone heard something different, that’s on them. If Trump’s to blame, then so is the MSM. They can have 60 minutes do a crap piece on Operation Warp Speed but not a single one actually wanted to find out what happened in this election.

            How are anti-Semitic slogans Trump’s fault? I should blame the radical left for much of the anti semetic and anti Israel policies over the years by many radicals. This is easily found just searching twitter.

            Bombs? Doesn’t that suggest it was PLANNED? So what did Trump have to do with premeditated violence?

            As far as what was on national TV, I suggest you get the real story by real journalists that were on the ground that day. The story is different, but doesn’t fit the MSM/Dem narrative.

            Trump lied about alot of things. If politicians lying was illegal, they’d all be in jail. (Well, probably not)

            How about we hold the people accountable who used violence that day? And every day since….oh, I don’t know, May of last year?

          • AvatarRonnie Schreiber

            No mention of the antisemitic slogans , flags and t-shirts worn

            Sell those wolf tickets somewhere else please. Take your narishkeit to fools who will believe it. Produce a link to images of such “antisemitic” flags and t-shirts or, with all due respect, STFU.

            Speaking as a Jew, please stop using false allegations of anti-semitism against political conservatives to promote your leftist political agenda. The worst Jew haters in history were on the political left, own that fact. You have no right to appropriate my community’s history for your own purposes. George Soros is a self-hating Jew and if you support his agenda, guess what that makes you?

            My orthodox Jewish grandsons, identifiably such with their payot, kippot, and tzizit (sidecurls, headcovers, ritual fringes) would have been completely safe at the Stop The Steal rally. I certainly can’t say that about a BLM or Antifa “protest” (several of which ended up desecrating synagogues). In fact, since you vote for Democrats who just put more Jew haters in the House and one in the Senate my grandsons might be safer around Trump supporters than they’d be around you.

          • AvatarScottS

            If this white bubba fool ever gets whipped up into violent insurrection he will almost certainly be accompanied by several of his black bubba fool friends. And if such of group of fools, white, black, yellow, brown, ever does feel compelled to resort to violence the incident on January 6th will look like a Sunday family picnic.

            Nobody has to show here to be made an ASS of or to publish nice articles about vintage motorcycles . . .

      • Avatartrollson

        Ultimately how do you win if you play by the rules and the other side cheats?

        Same with China economically for example, and their domestic enablers.

        Hell, how do you win if your own party doesn’t want to win?

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      • AvatarMopar4wd

        I think you severely overestimate the number of people who will do something instead of just talk about it. The people with the time, effort and cash to join an insurrection are largely comfortable enough under either party to 2nd guess if it’s a good idea. The people who aren’t comfortable are too focused on their shit to do it (some will of course) but not enough to make it happen.

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        • Jack BaruthJack Baruth Post author

          Starving people will do anything… and we are approaching the day when people are going to starve. FWIW.

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  7. AvataraircooledTOM

    As I’m preparing to send some soldiers in my unit to DC for the occupation with orders through 15 March, I wonder… why?

    This whole episode would be absurd and kinda funny if it weren’t really happening.

    Good read Jack, thanks for connecting some of those dots that some of us are too busy to bother with reading the Times.

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  8. AvatarNoID

    Where does Alcantara land on the Cloth-Leather spectrum? I have Alcantara seats in my 2021 Challenger and it isn’t terrible. Seems like I get the durability of vinyl without the temperature issues of leather.

    My prior 2009 Mazda 5 had some kind of plastic fabric stuff that I couldn’t quite nail down. Certainly not “cloth” like they used to do it.

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    • Jack BaruthJack Baruth Post author

      I think it’s a generally superior material to leather for sure, and for some applications (racetrack) it’s better than cloth IMO.

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      • AvataraircooledTOM

        My Raptor has the Recaros with the Alcantara inserts. I worry about longevity. But they seem to be holding up. As far as “grippiness,” that hasn’t been an issue because it’s a 6000lb truck. It doesn’t really do lateral G’s.

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        • Avatar-Nate

          I dislike cloth seats and have since I was a kid, they’re super comfy when new but easy and quick to be dirtied when used by kids and blue collar folks .

          I hated leather too, pops bought a Mercedes 300 in 1957 “for mom” but used it to ferry his girlfriend around Maine .

          When mom drove it, I’d get locked inside with the windows up, I hate the stench of leather, especially when hot .

          Leather is easy and cheap to take care of, you only need a bottle of baby oil from the dollar store and a clean lint free cloth ~ rub the baby oil into the leather, the dirt floats up and away into the cloth .

          My solution is : use BOAT materials ~ they’ve UV proof, easy to clean and last as long as MB -Tex plus are easy to clean as vinyl .

          Just go find an Auto Trimmer who does boat seats and peruse his wholesale catalog, the boat material co$t$ no more either .

          -Nate

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  9. Avatardejal

    The best I can is do is what David Portnoy does when an enemy of his gets hurt. He has a bottle of wine with the person’s name on it and gloats. Usually videos him drinking from the bottle. He does the expensive stuff, I’ll have to do it on the cheap. I hope to end up with a drinking problem.

    I just used to think “Go away, take your ‘winnings’, but just go away”. How naïve of me. Even out of sight, they haven’t left. It only hit me after Bushes parents died. I didn’t care, I thought “Good Riddance”.

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    • AvatarIce Age

      Centuries ago, the aristocrats and philosophers of Europe scoffed at the idea of a nation of commoners who ruled themselves.

      In a way, they were right.

      A system of government whose stability is dependent on the virtue and civic-mindedness of people who have to get up and go to work in the morning, of mothers and fathers who’re convinced that having children means they can’t afford the luxury of a sense of perspective, of ambitious 23-year-olds who’re ready to “do what they have to do” to get that promotion, of people who aren’t willing to fight back on principle because they have to be “realistic” is simply too unstable a thing to endure for long.

      They call us The American Experiment, and I think one thing we’ve learned from that experiment is that the freedom of the common man is too important to be left in the care and feeding of the common man.

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      • AvatarNoID

        How terribly elitist of you.

        I mean, you’re 100% right, but it’s terribly arrogant for you to say it out loud. Keep quiet and let us keep drowning in our bread and circuses.

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        • Avatardejal

          I read the last word as “cruises”. Because everyone wants to pretend they are the master of a 1000 foot yacht with an all your stomach can fill buffet.

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  10. AvatarScottS

    I have a good friend that works in “security” in Washington DC, and he has pretty much corroborated what is evident in the linked video. The rioters and insurrectionist were mostly fairly orderly and the security personnel for the most part did not feel threatened. Obviously there were some areas where things were chaotic. A rational person has difficulty squaring the idea of an insurrection in the nation’s capital by an unarmed group of citizens.

    It seems strange that I would let the better part of my life pass without reading Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, but I corrected that oversight during the holidays. This struggle has been going on for a very long time, and while Rourke was vindicated in the end, Toohey was not vanquished. And so Toohey’s minions are enjoying a moment of power and they are positively intoxicated by it, but they lack Toohey’s discipline. That will be their undoing.

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  11. AvatarKoR

    Hey Jack, are you at all involved in any of the recent Hagerty Video content? Broadly speaking, it’s really quite well done.

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      • AvatarKoR

        His 2CV video is what prompted me to ask/scan classifieds haha. I do wish he wrote more, only because of how genuinely entertaining he is as a writer.

        Jason Cammisa has made a couple very good videos as well.

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  12. Avatargtem

    First of all: lovely piece on the “antifa-on-demand.” I remember seeing photos from riots in NYC(?) where a very staged looking “construction zone” in the middle of the street was set up with a lovely pallet of red bricks with no brick-laying-related work in sight(?). This is Color-Revolution playbook deployed domestically.

    Onto seats: I agree completely, and I will expand on the point to say that most modern seat cloth is either nasty fire-retardant burlap sack material, or something resembling off-gassing neoprene seat covers that you buy on Amazon for $30 to run in your Uber rig, complete with horribly uneven stitching (I have 2016+ Civics in mind here specifically).

    The last nice “mouse fur” velour type seats were on 2013ish Corollas and Tundras as well as the final W-body Impalas. Subaru had nice soft cloth on 2014-2018ish Outbacks/Legacies. My ’06 Suburban is similarly blessed. Grey cloth with a bit of green/purple speckling in the middle inserts, soft and plush. In perfect condition at 300k miles.

    Now once you get to the old broughamy cars, the one “win” of leather/vinyl is the ease of cleaning them. My ’91 Park Ave’s leather seats are in remarkable shape and just took some Lexol to make the whole interior start smelling GOOD.

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  13. AvatarMatthew H

    I’m looking forward to Impeachment 2.0, with endless bloviation from the Left about democracy imperiled, the machinations of Emperor Orange, and breathless takes about the legions of domestic terrorists chanting “In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming”
    I thank TransGod that we know have responsible leadership to safeguard us from these endless depredations.

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    • Avatardejal

      I’m just happy they are going to destroy girls and womens sports that get Fed Funding unless they bow down to TransGod. “WHAT!!!!!?????? HE CAN’T DO THAT TO US!!! WE MADE HIM!!!” The world needs waitresses that never got college scholarships.

      Same for Fracking, KeyStone and all the rest. Cheating put them over, but goobers got them close to begin with.

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  14. AvatarRonnie Schreiber

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at the number of leftists who are unknowingly and unironically quoting Orwell and Joe McCarthy. I am somewhat amazed at the sheer brazen attempt to memory hole things and revise the newspeak dictionary. There was no riot at the Capitol and it certainly wasn’t an insurrection, at most it was a ruckus.

    To be honest, I’d prefer living in a country where the rulers have to cower in fear from the people now and then.

    As for Gamestop, there are a lot of shenanigans going on and some of the hype I’m sure has been generated by hedge funds that haven’t taken short positions on those stocks. I considered buying some Dogecoin as a goof but the minimum purchase is about $150 and I can buy some kind of toy for that money that would be more entertaining than following a semifictional cryptocurrency.

    Perhaps someone who understands finance can explain to me what happens to Gamestop stock if the short sellers go bankrupt.

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    • AvatarWill

      Nothing happens if to Gamestop stock if the short sellers go bankrupt. Since the short sellers don’t actually own the stock and are borrowing it, they just go bust. The stock can go either up or down post their bankruptcy.

      The end of Trading Places basically explains what is going on.

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      • AvatarKeith

        Ronnie is one ahead of you in understanding the situation.

        If the short sellers “go bankrupt” that means they never buy back the stock to create the eminent “squeeze”

        The short sellers have entered into these contracts with the “market maker”, in this case citadel. Generally the marker maker will margin call the short seller before they get too underwater so the short seller is doing the buying.

        I think in this case it became clear that the short sellers couldn’t cover the imminent squeeze, so citadel intervened on the behalf of the short sellers to help them get out of the positions with out citadel somehow ending up on the hook for the losses.

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        • AvatarWill

          Ronnie “is not one step ahead” and your supposition is completely wrong since short sellers never owned the stock in the first place as they “borrow”, but do not actually hold the position. If they are hedged properly, they would actually buy some stock. They had a significant margin call and a margin call must be met at the end of each day if there is an excess loss in the position, hence why Melvin had to get bailed out. Citadel rigged it so that they could both exit and stop the run on the stock. If the short sellers go bust, Gamestop stock can still go up or down as it is not a requirement to have short sellers in the market to begin with nor do they always dictate the price. The issue is not with Gamestop, but with those who have provided the leverage in the first-place.

          Again, Trading Places got it right, so please re-watch that scene for further edification on margin calls and futures contracts.

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    • Avatar-Nate

      I guess smashing windows and doors and beating officers isn’t an insurrection to ronnie ,

      Millions of Jews DIED so you could lick those tasty boots, you should be ashamed .

      -Nate

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          • AvatarDirty Dingus McGee

            I’ve no doubt that’s the real Nate. He claims he is conservative, at least fiscally (which I suspect is a matter of income versus an ideology), yet every political idea or “fact” he has is to the left of Bill Ayers.He IS from the LA area so that might have something to do with it.

            Sad because we have had some good interactions a few years back. These days, I don’t even bother because someone who has drank that much Kool Ade isn’t worth the wear on my typing fingers

          • Avatar-Nate

            Yes, it is me, I can’t abide the endless lying and saying that I need to provide links to images that everyone saw on T.V., that’s the real news not bullshit yellow journalism sites .

            As far as kerfluffle, a POLICE OFFICER WAS BEATEN TO DEAD WITH A METAL FIRE EXTINGUISHER .

            True Conservatives don’t believe in lying, hate, intolerance, violence and the rest of the anti American trash spewed forth here . ronnie has been lying and embarrassing Judaism since the beginning, now he has the nerve to say ‘S.T.F.U.’ because I’m not afraid of the truth and facts like so many .

            Blaming your failures on ‘leftists’ is typical cowardice, I cannot be the only one here who actully lived in a dictatorship and was there when the military took that over by force .

            Speaking of ‘kool aid’, if you’d not watch the alt right bullshit all out rage all the time crap or maybe if you’d not slept through history class you’d understand that the world is bigger than East Podunk and your local gun club .

            Just because you don’t like a thing doesn’t mean it’s a lie .

            I don’t drink nor take drugs, I find life is interesting all by itself, I may be alone there in here .

            -Nate

          • AvatarRonnie Schreiber

            As far as kerfluffle, a POLICE OFFICER WAS BEATEN TO DEAD WITH A METAL FIRE EXTINGUISHER .

            Like your fellow leftists, the Nazis, you repeat a big lie.

            https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/02/politics/brian-sicknick-charges/index.html

            “Investigators struggle to build murder case in death of US Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick

            Investigators are struggling to build a federal murder case regarding fallen US Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, vexed by a lack of evidence that could prove someone caused his death as he defended the Capitol during last month’s insurrection.

            Authorities have reviewed video and photographs that show Sicknick engaging with rioters amid the siege but have yet to identify a moment in which he suffered his fatal injuries, law enforcement officials familiar with the matter said. . . .

            In Sicknick’s case, it’s still not known publicly what caused him to collapse the night of the insurrection. Findings from a medical examiner’s review have not yet been released and authorities have not made any announcements about that ongoing process.

            According to one law enforcement official, medical examiners did not find signs that the officer sustained any blunt force trauma, so investigators believe that early reports that he was fatally struck by a fire extinguisher are not true.”

            ronnie has been lying and embarrassing Judaism since the beginning, now he has the nerve to say ‘S.T.F.U.’ because I’m not afraid of the truth and facts like so many .

            Out of respect to Jack, I’ll try to be temperate but you, a complete an utter fucking ignoramus about Judaism, have no standing to say whether or not I embarrass Judaism.

            Blaming your failures on ‘leftists’ is typical cowardice, I cannot be the only one here who actully lived in a dictatorship and was there when the military took that over by force .

            My friends and co-religionists who grew up in the Soviet Union are afraid of how people like you are destroying their adopted country and turning it into a hellhole like the one they fled.

            Speaking of ‘kool aid’, if you’d not watch the alt right bullshit all out rage all the time crap or maybe if you’d not slept through history class you’d understand that the world is bigger than East Podunk and your local gun club .

            Are you willing to bet that you can outscore me on American or World history exams? I’ll put $500 in escrow with Jack and he can pick the standardized test.

            I’ve lived near a major city for my entire life, except when I lived in Ann Arbor, and your fellow leftists there would be highly insulted if you were to call such a cultural gem “East Podunk”. While I’m a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, I wouldn’t be able to tell you where the nearest “gun club” is.

      • AvatarRonnie Schreiber

        Smashing windows and beating cops is a distrubance, hardly an insurrection.

        You have no right to insult me or try to make politcal hay out of the murder of my great grandparents.

        … and the horse you rode in on … at a rolling donut.

        Millions of Jews died because leftists like you took power in Germany. You vote for Democrats who just elected a Jew hater from Georgia to the Senate.

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        • Avatar-Nate

          I see ;

          In your revisionist history world the fascist nazies were all leftists….

          Uh huh ~ then you act all fake outraged, I’m not the one drinking any kool aid .

          Choosing to live in fear and licking the boots of those who would enslave you, is un American and silly to an extreme .

          -Nate

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          • AvatarRonnie Schreiber

            It’s almost funny watching leftists try to deny that National Socialism was socialism. If you can say that National Socialism wasn’t socialism, can I say that Democratic Socialism isn’t democratic?

            You might want to learn some history yourself. Fascism only became a bad word to you leftists after Hitler invaded Russia. The fact that leftist historians want to supress the notion that their side created the baddies doesn’t change historical realities.

            In fact, fascism is a form of collectivist socialism, the main difference is that instead of owning the means of production the state just tells companies what to do.

            Mussolini was originally a socialist. There are plenty of quotes by Hitler and other high ranking Nazis affirming that Nazism was a form of socialism (though I see that Google is busy supressing access to those quotes, if you search on [Hitler socialism] you get a lot of leftists denying the Nazis were socialists but if you search on actual quotes [Hitler “I am a socialist”] you’ll find them). The Nazi’s squabble with communists was intramural, just like between the Bolsheviks and the Menshiviks. After all, Hitler and Stalin did form a pact before Hitler decided on Operation Barbarossa.

            If you don’t recognize the threat to civil liberties from the left you’re either blind or partial to leftist totalitarianism yourself.

          • AvatarWill

            Nate,

            Point 13: “We demand nationalization of all businesses which have been up to the present formed into companies (trusts).”

            That’s as socialist as you can get.

          • Avatar-Nate

            So says the dog whistle posting Jew who posts on the SABBATH…..

            I know, I know, only _you_ get to decide what proper Judaism is and who’s a proper jew, right ? .

            Try again,

            Lying shows cowardice .

            -Nate

          • AvatarRonnie Schreiber

            I know, I know, only _you_ get to decide what proper Judaism is and who’s a proper jew, right ? .

            A lot more than you do.

            As Oscar Wilde is attributed to have said, hypocrisy is the compliment vice pays to virtue, so thanks for the compliment.

            For your information, the leftist Jews whom you think are living up to the standards of Judaism better than I am have no problem doing whatever they want to do on the Sabbath, regardless of Jewish law, in great part because they’re functional ignoramuses regarding Judaism. It’s admittedly a low standard, but at least I know when I’m violating the law and I accept its authority. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.

            Personal observance levels aside, my CV alone gives me standing to assess whether or not something is consistant with what has historically been normative Judaism. You likely slavishly adhere to what is promulgated by leftist “experts” who have less expertise in their fields than I have in the realm of religions, specifically Judaism. I attended a Hebrew day school for my K-9 education and simultaneously attended a local Jewish college while going to high school. I majored in Studies in Religion at the University of Michigan, and David Noel Freedman, who was mentored by the great biblical archeologist Wm Foxwell Albright, was my thesis advisor. I was also a staff member of Jews For Judaism, an educational non-profit.

            The truth is, based on my academic background, in addition to my personal familiarity with Judaism, I can discuss most major world religions knowledgeably and with nuance.

            The sad truth is that Jews have suffered the most when Jew haters have had the power of storng central governments behind them. As the current administration ramps up its endorsement of “equity” and critical race theory I fear that we are entering another such an era.

          • AvatarScottS

            “The sad truth is that Jews have suffered the most when Jew haters have had the power of strong central governments behind them. As the current administration ramps up its endorsement of “equity” and critical race theory I fear that we are entering another such an era.”

            Not to mention help from willing technology corporations like IBM.

          • Avatar-Nate

            Both comments are true and this begets the question of why ronnie slavishly licks the boots of those who want to enslave him .

            I wish for things too but I don’t ever imagine my wishes will change reality and facts .

            The sad thing is someone wasting a good education by choosing hate and negativity .

            -Nate

  15. AvatarRonnie Schreiber

    FWIW, I can remember when cloth upholstery was an extra cost option over vinyl. If you think leather seats are cold in the winter and hot in the summer, you’ve never enjoyed 1960s vintage vinyl upholstery. Of course that was back when housewives would have their upholstered living room furniture covered in clear vinyl slipcovers to protect the fabric. If you wore shorts, you’d stick to the sofa when you’d try to get up. In the 1950s and ’60s, many “Living Rooms” seemed to be more for appearances than actual living. The living room was where your parents entertained guests. The den was where the family lived.

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    • Avatardejal

      My dad used to put the JC Whitney clear vinyl covers on the car seats. Not the smooth ones, the ones with the triangle? embossing. Wear shorts on that and when you got out of the car, your legs looked like you spent time in a waffle maker.

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  16. Avatarbluebarchetta

    I found it fishy that right here in Columbus, OH, we had weeks of nightly riots in response to cops killing a Black criminal hundreds of miles away. But when cops killed two Black men right here in town – guys who did not have any serious criminal background – the protests were small and genuinely peaceful.

    I had chalked that up to the local killings happening after the election, and figured that the folks organizing and funding the summer’s riots were no longer in the riot business.

    This would be a fascinating time in history to observe if I didn’t have an 18-y.o. son about to try to make his way in the world.

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    • Avatardejal

      Tell your kid not to screw anyone over, but to try to get “His”. If he defers he gets nothing, if they don’t like his trying, he gets nothing. Otherwise he has a chance to get “His”. If not, he gets nothing.

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  17. AvatarJMcG

    To the extent that I have a preference, I’ve been a Ford guy pretty much all my life. Not rabid, just leaned that way. Today’s announcement that Ford will partner with Google starting in ‘23 has bought that to a halt. I’m glad I got my Mustang this year. I hope they have some understanding of what they’ve just done. Oh, I did go with the leather in the Mustang, first car I’ve ever had with leather seats. Well, maybe my Alfa had leather, but I’m pretty sure it was vinyl.

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  18. Avatarrpn453

    It’s going to be a sad day if I ever have to buy a car with plastic seats. I can’t believe they’re able to push that as an upgrade over cloth. Cloth is so much better at both +40C and -40C, along with everything in-between. Good leather is nice though, and I prefer it over cloth in moderate warm weather; so maybe 25% of the time here.

    The leather in my wife’s ’19 CRV surprised and impressed me. It’s thick and soft, and I hope to keep it that way with regular application of leather conditioner. The dakota leather in my sister’s ’07 X3 with about 120k miles is also decent. It still looks and feels like new, even though I’ve only been conditioning it (annually) for the last five years or so.

    I use Mothers, made from lanolin and neat’s foot oil. I have a Natuzzi soft leather couch that suffered water damage from a leaking apartment above me. The affected area was like wrinkled cardboard when I returned and discovered it after a few months of recovery from a car crash. But a couple generous applications of the conditioner had it softer and smoother than ever. I was sold. I use it on everything leather I own: boots, gloves, sports equipment, furniture, and vehicles.

    It’s difficult to find it at the major retailers though. It’s all cleaner + conditioner there. I can’t visualize how that works but it seems lazy. I remove any surface grime with leather cleaner (currently using Autoglym, have used their conditioner too and it seems good) , then coat the leather in conditioner on a warm day and let it soak in as long as possible.

    I have experienced some terrible cracked old leather that would have been far better off being the cloth alternative of the time. I’ve always chalked the condition up to neglect, but I don’t doubt there is some cheaply-made stuff that can’t be helped. Even more common is cracking and splitting of the vinyl pieces surrounding the leather, which apparently aren’t considered “seating surfaces” even when they’re directly underneath and in contact with the sides of your legs.

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  19. Avataryossarian

    you know i actually watched the beginning of the jan 6 storming of the capital live on cspan. it was truly bizarre. jim jordan had just made a very good speech and they adjourned saying that they were taking a break. the cspan anchors were calmly chatting away about the morning session. they cut the video to the inside of the rotunda. the door opened and some stunned looking protestors walked in. they stayed between the guide ropes and walked around just like tourists. there were guards there holding the doors open. nobody at cspan set a word about it. they just continued talking about the morning session. i thought it was really odd but it didn’t look lie a break in or anything sinister so i turned the computer off and went to the kitchen to make lunch.

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  20. AvatarCJinSD

    Here is what I learned from the comments section for Avoidable Contact #92: The Hagerty crowd isn’t interested in self reflection, and most of them were successfully brainwashed by fifty years of doomsday predictions instead of noticing that they have been failing to come true for fully forty years now.

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    • AvatarJim

      What I’ve learned is that there are those who are more passionate about seat cover materials than a purported cabal controlling everything.

      As wacky as Jack’s ideas are, the idea that some may need to sit on low quality leather is the real tragedy.

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    • Jack BaruthJack Baruth Post author

      “The Hagerty crowd isn’t interested in self reflection”

      I think about five percent of humanity is able to engage in even the briefest self-reflection. The rest operate entirely on the emotions of the moment.

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    • AvatarRonnie Schreiber

      Based on the number of attaboys I’ve gotten for a comment about why businesses and individuals are fleeing California, I’m not sure you’ve made an accurate assessment of the readers there.

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  21. Avatarhank chinaski

    My random thots:
    The Blue Wall has naturally cleared Babbitt’s executioner of charges and still (officially) refuses to release his identity, in contrast to hanging Chauvin et.al. out to dry all summer.
    No one has been charged in the other officer’s death later that day. I’ve read unsubstantiated rumors that the M.E. doesn’t have evidence of homicide. An older woman was trampled. An older man died of a heart attack. There’s footage of Antifa agitators changing from black bloc attire to MAGA-wear at the capital, and one was arrested, if not charged, in close proximity to Babbitt immediately before her death.

    The only epithet Trump deserves at this point is ‘OK Boomer’. His best and only lasting accomplishment was getting the masks to drop. What happens next is anybody’s guess and I’m not about to fedpost. HR127 is a nightmare.

    Unrelated:
    I’m digging out after the weekend’s snowstorm and various carbureted, non-catalyst snowblowers roar around the neighborhood, all of course operated by undocumented brown people in these greenie SWPL ‘burbs, thank you very much. Industrial mowers/blowers/chippers run similarly in the summer, hauled by 20-30+ year old smokin’ diesel trucks. GM is now braying ‘all electric’ by 2035…run on electricity generated by unicorn farts and transmitted by fairy dust, stored in heavy metal batteries strip mined by the Chinese, in Africa.

    I was once partial to leather upholstery, but like the cloth in the current ride well enough, moreso because I avoided the nannies and ultra low profile wheelset that are mandatory upmarket.

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    • Avatarhank chinaski

      Actually, regarding Trump, he commendably held the line in starting any new wars (I don’t count bombing an empty airstrip and notifying the Russians beforehand), even if he was, treasonously IMO, ignored by the Pentagon when trying to bring the troops out of harm’s way.
      Dementia Joe moved troops into Syria within a day.

      ‘Salute the Marines’

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      • Avatardejal

        Got suckered by Bush + Cheney. The point of war is do it so well and on the way out say “Don’t do it again or we will come back and we will be mad next time”. Not nation building. Afghanistan was legit but staying was stupid. Iraq was just stupid.

        Staying in a place where bullets still fly and you are there and your old man was there at the same age as you is pretty Fing stupid.

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        • AvatarJohn C.

          Dejal is quite right about this. My older of the two brother in law fought in Iraq during desert storm. My younger brother in law fought there in what was it Enduring Freedom. My father fought there in 1942 during the then British invasion to chase off the Axis who were stupidly trying to gain influence among Iraqis. He came out of it okay with an intriguing hotel receipt in his war album from Basra. If my offspring go their again it is just stupid egalitarianism winning out over experience. They are losers, leave then to their sewers.

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  22. AvatarWill

    Nate,

    Point 13: “We demand nationalization of all businesses which have been up to the present formed into companies (trusts).”

    That’s as socialist as you can get.

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  23. AvatarDan

    I once read an illustration of human psychology wherein a committee overseeing the budget of a gorillion dollar nuclear reactor spent the minutes of their meeting debating the costs of breakroom supplies or some such, because that was the only aspect that they understood.

    I see the dark future they’re building for us as well as anyone else here. I’d rather talk about upholstery too.

    But so long as we aren’t, more immediately alarming than political corruption or outsourcing or the tech oligarchy or any of the other long term alarming stuff is the way the uniparty now openly discusses white people the way that Nazis did Jews. At best, the doors for advancement for our children, at least those that aren’t +3SD indispensibly qualified, are closing forever.

    And at worst they’re getting ready to murder us.

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    • AvatarJohn C.

      This is the real comment of this thread. We are all scared, if not for ourselves, for our grandkids, if at this point are we even so blessed. I bet Nate is as worried about the children of the black teens he fosters as Ronnie is about his Hasidic great grandkids and I am worried that my young adult daughter will still believe enough in the future to marry a good man and then there will even be another generation of people like me. A lot of scary cards are on the table that were not before.

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      • Avatar-Nate

        All true John ;

        However, the folks I’m not in alignment with here are not happy and never have anything positive to add .

        Life is to be _ENJOYED_ not endured .

        It’s pretty simple and lying and fantasizing will not change reality .

        There was a time when yellow journalism wasn’t accepted .

        I worry about my own son and my grand children too .

        -Nate

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        • AvatarDaniel J

          “However, the folks I’m not in alignment with here are not happy and never have anything positive to add”

          Add to what, exactly?

          “Life is to be _ENJOYED_ not endured ”

          Absolutely.

          “It’s pretty simple and lying and fantasizing will not change reality .

          There was a time when yellow journalism wasn’t accepted .”

          If we truly looked at this objectively, one would agree that this goes across all political spectrums. The real problem here is that all the political spectrums look at journalism through their own color of glasses. When anyone wants discussion, it becomes everyone talking past each other. Keep in mind the MSM and the Uniparty want us to keep talking past each other. As much as we see MSM want to censor Fox or other right leaning news outlets, deep down, they know that their isn’t a story for them if these outlets didn’t exist. The Uniparty wants us to find amongst ourselves.

          For my own experience, when I try to discuss with people their opinions that differ from mine, I generally can meet them in the middle somewhere. I think most people can meet in the middle on many issues. Maybe not all, but many. They usually aren’t interested.

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        • AvatarJohn C.

          “There was a time when yellow journalism was not accepted..”

          Not sure that it wasn’t always yellow. However I am old enough to remember when Walter Cronkite read us that morning NYT in an authoritative but kindly uncle voice after the family suppered together and agree that is better than what we have now. For example the NYT no longer has to consider what normies will think when Cronkite reads it, deleting the useful self edit aspect. A self edit aspect that would be wise for all until we can again just live in our narrow cocoons of comfort.

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    • Avatarhank chinaski

      Echoes of the past make the worst seem more and more likely. The Capitol is a fenced in, militarized green zone. National Guard were reportedly given political loyalty tests, The Pentagon is ‘standing down’ dot.mil to purge ‘extremism’ for 60 days. HR127, among other nastiness, includes a national firearm registry, which historically is followed by confiscation and then genocide.

      I used to joke with CivNat, ‘muh constitution types that ‘well at least they aren’t quartering troops in our homes’, but really what else are the millions of H1Bs, resettled refugees and border caravans?

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  24. AvatarKevin Jaeger

    I figured that it was just a matter of time before the democrats would switch from denying the election rigging to bragging about it. After all, so many of them considered themselves heroes of the Resistance, fighting against literal Nazis, So whatever heroic steps they took to defeat “literally Hitler” were not only justified, but something to brag about.

    And just like that, they deliver their first installment:
    https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/

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