Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Sorry, I Neglected to Do This

 TSM has relocated to a Wordpress site hosted by a friend.  You can find all new posts there.

The Smallest Minority.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Quote of the Day - Seen at FB

Commentary on the absurdity of calling the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion an “insurrection” or “attempted coup:”

...if we wanted to really be violent, there would have been special elections. - Christopher Greenstein

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

They're Not Confessing. They're Bragging.

I am on record as saying that the Left was shocked by their loss in 2016 to Donald Trump.  They were so certain of Hillary's inevitability that they didn't bother to turn on the fraud machine.  It was in the bag.  The World's Most Qualified Woman against a reality-TV orangutan.  As Roger Kimball put it in a recent Quote of the Day:

The central fact to appreciate about Donald Trump is that he was elected without the permission, and over the incredulous objections, of the woke oligarchy that governs us. 

I am further on record as saying that in five years or so, someone will complete a highly detailed, meticulously researched and footnoted recounting of just exactly how the 2020 election was stolen - yes, stolen.

Time Magazine has published Chapter 1 already.  The story is entitled "The Secret Bipartisan Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election."  The title alone tells you all you need to know, but the story goes into detail.  The Woke Oligarchy wasn't going to lose again.  

I haven't done one of these in awhile.  Let us Fisk.

A weird thing happened right after the Nov. 3 election: nothing.

The nation was braced for chaos. Liberal groups had vowed to take to the streets, planning hundreds of protests across the country. Right-wing militias were girding for battle. In a poll before Election Day, 75% of Americans voiced concern about violence.

Instead, an eerie quiet descended. As President Trump refused to concede, the response was not mass action but crickets. When media organizations called the race for Joe Biden on Nov. 7, jubilation broke out instead, as people thronged cities across the U.S. to celebrate the democratic process that resulted in Trump’s ouster.

"The response was not mass action, but crickets."  Left unspoken is the fact that, had Trump won reelection, cities would have burned.  You're not supposed to realize that.  What you're supposed to concentrate on is that the "Right-wing militias" didn't do anything.  The Left was prepared to "protest."  "Mostly peacefully" I would imagine.  But "right-wing militias" would have been violent!  The pertinent phrase however, is "Trump's ouster."  They'd been trying for more than four years to achieve that, and now they had.
A second odd thing happened amid Trump’s attempts to reverse the result: corporate America turned on him. Hundreds of major business leaders, many of whom had backed Trump’s candidacy and supported his policies, called on him to concede. To the President, something felt amiss. “It was all very, very strange,” Trump said on Dec. 2. “Within days after the election, we witnessed an orchestrated effort to anoint the winner, even while many key states were still being counted.”

In a way, Trump was right.

Tell me something I didn't know.

There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs. Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans. The pact was formalized in a terse, little-noticed joint statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO published on Election Day. Both sides would come to see it as a sort of implicit bargain–inspired by the summer’s massive, sometimes destructive racial-justice protests–in which the forces of labor came together with the forces of capital to keep the peace and oppose Trump’s assault on democracy.

" orchestrated effort to anoint the winner" was not right "in a way," it was completely accurate.  But the pertinent line is this one:  "There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes...."  Conspiracy.  Their word, not mine.  We can officially take off our tinfoil hats now.  Time has admitted there was a conspiracy.  You can argue that the purpose of the conspiracy was to prevent the torching of major cities across the United States, but it was still a conspiracy to ensure Donald Trump did not win a second term.

This next paragraph is where it starts getting really interesting:

The handshake between business and labor was just one component of a vast, cross-partisan campaign to protect the election–an extraordinary shadow effort dedicated not to winning the vote but to ensuring it would be free and fair, credible and uncorrupted. For more than a year, a loosely organized coalition of operatives scrambled to shore up America’s institutions as they came under simultaneous attack from a remorseless pandemic and an autocratically inclined President. Though much of this activity took place on the left, it was separate from the Biden campaign and crossed ideological lines, with crucial contributions by nonpartisan and conservative actors. The scenario the shadow campaigners were desperate to stop was not a Trump victory. It was an election so calamitous that no result could be discerned at all, a failure of the central act of democratic self-governance that has been a hallmark of America since its founding.

" extraordinary shadow effort dedicated not to winning the vote but to ensuring it would be free and fair, credible and uncorrupted."  Lie #1, admitted to later in the piece.  Everything possible was done to "win the vote," and to hell with fairness, credibility and corruption.  Winning was everything, and you can't count on the voters to do the right thing.  Remember, the goal was to SAVE THE ELECTION.  Conspiracy.  Shadowy groups manipulating things behind curtains.  For our own good, you see.  And it was bipartisan!  Because Orange Man Bad!  But, while they brag about their success, they cannot come out and simply say "We defeated Orange Man!"  No, they have to wrap the conspiracy in wholesome cloth - the thing they were trying to prevent was "an election so calamitous that no result could be discerned at all"! 

So they destroyed the system in order to save it.

Let's take the next paragraph line-by-line:

Their work touched every aspect of the election. 

AKA:  They cheated as hard as they could.

 They got states to change voting systems and laws...

Unconstitutionally, but they didn't care about that.  That wouldn't be decided until AFTER the election was settled.

...and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits,

Hundreds of millions of dollars to steal the election for the conspiracists paid for by the conspiracists and the public coffers.  "Voter suppression lawsuits" is code for "making sure only eligible voters vote."  Can't have that.   But here's the kicker:

...recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. 

"Armies of poll workers."  Poll workers who shared one ideology - Orange Man Bad.  And millions of people voting using a method well known and recognized for its vulnerability to fraud, if the poll workers were so inclined.

They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears. 

"Disinformation" like the Hunter Biden corruption story. demonetizing anyone who didn't toe the Leftist line, cancelling anyone who threatened The Narrative™.

They executed national public-awareness campaigns that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks, preventing Trump’s conspiracy theories and false claims of victory from getting more traction. 

Like the story of the Red Wave, of how - at first - it would appear that Trump was winning by a landslide, but after all that mail-in vote was counted, the Right People would ensure that Trump lost!  This is known as Propaganda, and also "laying the groundwork."  See?  We predicted this!  Nothing odd about it at all!

After Election Day, they monitored every pressure point to ensure that Trump could not overturn the result. 

They'd had four years to prepare, after all.

“The untold story of the election is the thousands of people of both parties who accomplished the triumph of American democracy at its very foundation,” says Norm Eisen, a prominent lawyer and former Obama Administration official who recruited Republicans and Democrats to the board of the Voter Protection Program.

Norm Eisen wouldn't know "democracy" if it bit him on the ass, developed lockjaw and was dragged to death.  Conspiracies and Shadow organizations have no part in democracy.

For Trump and his allies were running their own campaign to spoil the election.

That is, "not have it stolen from them" by conspirators bent on that very task.

The President spent months insisting that mail ballots were a Democratic plot and the election would be “rigged.” 

And it was.  And Time Magazine is telling us how.  Conspiracies, voting rule changes, massive influx of mail-in voting, recruiting ideologically compatible poll workers, control of the flow of information, and millions of dollars in public and private funds. 

His henchmen at the state level sought to block their use, while his lawyers brought dozens of spurious suits to make it more difficult to vote–an intensification of the GOP’s legacy of suppressive tactics.

I love the Left's control of the language.  Isn't it fascinating that Trump has "henchmen," but the "conspirators" who opposed him were merely people of good intention, pure as the driven slush?  That his lawsuits were "spurious," but here's a list of the lawsuits brought and their results.  Note how very few were decided on the merits, and how many that were were decided in favor of the Republicans. 

Before the election, Trump plotted to block a legitimate vote count. And he spent the months following Nov. 3 trying to steal the election he’d lost–with lawsuits and conspiracy theories, pressure on state and local officials, and finally summoning his army of supporters to the Jan. 6 rally that ended in deadly violence at the Capitol.

No explanation of how Trump "plotted to block a legitimate vote count," just the assertion that he did, while this piece details a conspiracy of shadowy oligarchs intent on the very same thing.  Oh, and "violence at the Capitol."

The Capitol, aside from the razor-wire topped fencing and the armed National Guardsmen, looks a lot better than downtown Portland, Oregon.  What, a couple of broken windows and someone appropriated Nancy Pelosi's Speakers lectern?  One unarmed protester was killed by a Capitol cop, several more protesters died of natural causes, and the one cop who died after apparently being struck by a thrown fire extinguisher apparently showed no signs of blunt-force trauma.  Some coup attempt.  How many died in Portland?

The democracy campaigners watched with alarm. “Every week, we felt like we were in a struggle to try to pull off this election without the country going through a real dangerous moment of unraveling,” says former GOP Representative Zach Wamp, a Trump supporter who helped coordinate a bipartisan election-protection council. “We can look back and say this thing went pretty well, but it was not at all clear in September and October that that was going to be the case.”

There's that control of language thing again.  Our heroes were "democracy campaigners."  "Pulling off" the election meaning "making sure Trump loses."  Because they knew if he won there was the strong possibility of "a real dangerous moment of unraveling" as the extremist members of their side would go stark-raving. 

This is the inside story of the conspiracy to save the 2020 election, based on access to the group’s inner workings, never-before-seen documents and interviews with dozens of those involved from across the political spectrum. It is the story of an unprecedented, creative and determined campaign whose success also reveals how close the nation came to disaster. “Every attempt to interfere with the proper outcome of the election was defeated,” says Ian Bassin, co-founder of Protect Democracy, a nonpartisan rule-of-law advocacy group. “But it’s massively important for the country to understand that it didn’t happen accidentally. The system didn’t work magically. Democracy is not self-executing.”

Again, who's a conspiracy theorist?  And language once again - saving the 2020 election.  From Donald Trump: " close the nation came to disaster."

That’s why the participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told, even though it sounds like a paranoid fever dream–a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information. They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it. And they believe the public needs to understand the system’s fragility in order to ensure that democracy in America endures.


They weren't rigging the election!  Oh no!  Changing voting rules, implementing vote-by-mail, recruiting ideologically pure pollworkers, controlling The Narrative, silencing dissent, that's not "rigging the election" it's fortifying it!  

Don't piss on my leg and tell me it's raining.

I'm not going to fisk the rest of the story line-by-line - it's far too long for that, but I will comment on excerpts like this one:
The usual tools of data, analytics and polling would not be sufficient in a situation where the President himself was trying to disrupt the election, (Mike Podhorzer, senior adviser to the president of the AFL-CIO) wrote. “Most of our planning takes us through Election Day,” he noted. “But, we are not prepared for the two most likely outcomes”–Trump losing and refusing to concede, and Trump winning the Electoral College (despite losing the popular vote) by corrupting the voting process in key states. “We desperately need to systematically ‘red-team’ this election so that we can anticipate and plan for the worst we know will be coming our way.”
And this is the paragraph that gives lie to the claim that it was " extraordinary shadow effort dedicated not to winning the vote but to ensuring it would be free and fair, credible and uncorrupted."  It is also an absolute psychological projection, as he accuses Trump of "corrupting the voting process in key states" when that was precisely what they were doing.  Refusing to concede?  Didn't Hillary tell Biden not to concede under any circumstances?  And winning the Electoral College despite losing the popular vote is how Trump defeated Hillary.  It's why the Electoral College exists.
The chief difference between the U.S. and countries that lost their grip on democracy, he concluded, was that America’s decentralized election system couldn’t be rigged in one fell swoop. 

No, that required that "Their work touched every aspect of the election."  Not just one.

The first task was overhauling America’s balky election infrastructure....

That has worked just fine unless a Republican gets elected.  Especially when the wrong Republican gets elected.

...Fox News surprised everyone by calling Arizona for Biden. The public-awareness campaign had worked: TV anchors were bending over backward to counsel caution and frame the vote count accurately. 

TV anchors "bending over backwards" and "framing" is also known as "Controlling the Narrative."  And it's nothing new, but was brought to new levels.

RTWT.  Try to keep your blood pressure down.  For all the high rhetoric, democracy in America is dead.  The Oligarchy is in control, and they're not giving it up.

Friday, January 29, 2021

No Widespread Evidence of Fraud?

Over on the Book of Face someone linked to this report of the forensic examination of the Dominion voting machines in Antrim County, Michigan.  Pullquote:
We conclude that the Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results. The system intentionally generates an enormously high number of ballot errors. The electronic ballots are then transferred for adjudication. The intentional errors lead to bulk adjudication of ballots with no oversight, no transparency, and no audit trail. This leads to voter or election fraud. Based on our study, we conclude that The Dominion Voting System should not be used in Michigan. We further conclude that the results of Antrim County should not have been certified.
(Bold my emphasis.)  In this video (since deleted by YouTube for "violating Community Standards."  Here it is from Bitchute, thanks to my readers.) Fulton County, GA, Elections Director Richard Barron reported that they had scanned 113,130 votes, and adjudicated 106,000 - almost 94% of the votes cast. It would appear that the Dominion machine "problem" was not limited to Antrim county, Michigan. (Is it a "bug" when it's been designed to do that, or a "feature"?)

Where else did this occur?  I am reliably informed that there is "no evidence" of "widespread election fraud."  Apparently because no one was willing to allow anyone to look, or publicize it when some did.  Goes against The Narrative™ you see.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

I'm Moving

In today's Progressive environment of inclusivity and civility, I no longer feel comfortable that Google will continue to ignore this blog.  I am therefore migrating off of Blogger to a privately hosted server.  This requires moving to Wordpress.  The translation is not very clean.  A LOT of formatting problems, and I still haven't figured out how to export the Disqus comments from here to there.

The site needs a LOT of work, but it's up at  I have no plan to delete this blog, I'm just going to start posting over there (and probably copy over here for a bit.)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Quote of the Day - Mark Steyn Edition


Yesterday's mental illness is today's social policy. - Mark Steyn

Analysis:  True.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Quora question: "Why is the United States so messed up right now in 2021?"

My answer:

100+ years of “public education” has produced the electorate we have today. Too many people can’t reason, have no coherent philosophy, have no knowledge of actual history (only “social justice” history), have been taught that Western Civilization is the root of all evil in the world, etc.

It started in the very early 1900’s, driven by the wealthy industrialists to set up a system that would produce a two-tiered output - the actually educated sons & daughters of the elite who would be managers, and the people who would be working in their factories and buying the resultant products. All the “Progressives” were in favor of it. They wanted obedient, unquestioning workers who could read, write, and do math, but not think for themselves.

Shortly afterward the “Progressives” suborned the system to create ever-greater numbers of “Social Justice Warriors,” culminating in what we have today. After more than five generations the population consists of essentially four groups - those that despite being in the public system still managed to get an education, those who were privately educated, those who the education system didn’t radicalize but instead made numb, and the radicals. (Note: a lot of the radicalized went back into the education system as teachers and administrators in a positive feedback loop.)

The private system has always been oriented towards the elites. The majority of the nation, I think, are the numb. Those who educated themselves are a minority and the radicals are too, but they - being radical - have influence far beyond their mere numbers.

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." - H.G. Wells, 1920


"Give me a child for his first seven years and I'll give you the man." - Quote attributed to the Jesuits


"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." - Aristotle


"A recently reprinted memoir by Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) has footnotes explaining what words like 'arraigned,' 'curried' and 'exculpate' meant, and explaining who Job was. In other words, this man who was born a slave and never went to school educated himself to the point where his words now have to be explained to today's expensively under-educated generation.

"There is really nothing very mysterious about why our public schools are failures. When you select the poorest quality college students to be public school teachers, give them iron-clad tenure, a captive audience, and pay them according to seniority rather than performance, why should the results be surprising?

"Ours may become the first civilization destroyed, not by the power of our enemies, but by the ignorance of our teachers and the dangerous nonsense they are teaching our children. In an age of artificial intelligence, they are creating artificial stupidity.

"In a democracy, we have always had to worry about the ignorance of the uneducated. Today we have to worry about the ignorance of people with college degrees." - Thomas Sowell


"It is only from a special point of view that 'education' is a failure. As to its own purposes, it is an unqualified success. One of its purposes is to serve as a massive tax-supported jobs program for legions of not especially able or talented people. As social programs go, it’s a good one. The pay isn’t high, but the risk is low, the standards are lenient, entry is easy, and job security is pretty fact, the system is perfect, except for one little detail. We must find a way to get the children out of it.”—Richard Mitchell, the Underground Grammarian.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Quote of the Day - Roger Kimball Edition

 From his American Greatness piece A Party of Faction and Fantasy:

The central fact to appreciate about Donald Trump is that he was elected without the permission, and over the incredulous objections, of the woke oligarchy that governs us. 

Exactly right.  

Also this:

Donald Trump brought peace to the Middle East, Joe Biden brought war to Washington.


Nothing Says "Incipient Civil War" Better

 ...than "Loyalty checks" for your military

Third-World status achieved!  Sh!thole status to follow.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Quote of the Day - Seen @ Facebook

You’ll love this.

I’m in my masters class for education (already know where this is going) and Paulo Freire and Myles Horton are mainstays for this class with their book “We make the Road by Walking.” Here is a quote by Freire “Education is not neutral and that by claiming to be neutral, we are technically siding with the powerful.” 
Paulo Friere is best known for his book "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" and is the spiritual founder of "Critical Pedagogy," which is to education what "critical race theory" is to racial healing.  Miles Horton is known for his textbook "Education for Social Change."  As opposed to "education to learn how to read, write, do math, understand science, and think for yourself."

Friday, January 15, 2021

This Makes Me Look Positively Cheerful by Comparison


American ThinkerAre the End Times Near?


I believed, and still believe, that every manifestation, every symptom of the sickness of our time, the self-destructive corruption, the lies and hypocrisies and weakness of spirit, the coordinated attack on the institutions and traditions that have sustained Judeo-Christian civilization, the digital surveillance project of billionaire Globaliers -- these must be resisted and fought, for there is no other choice but feckless and dishonorable surrender.

But at the same time, we need to be realistic. We are not doomsayers to acknowledge that civilizations fall of necessity, disappear or are subsumed into new syncretic entities, and that ours is no different. The conclusion is foregone, but not yet. In Michael Walsh’s terms from his new book Last Stands, manly virtue fights to the foreordained end. The issue is this: We cannot deter, but we can defer.

That's all I've been trying to do - postpone and hopefully soften the landing when the inevitable crash does come.  No way to tell until it happens, but it's not looking good right now.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Where are We Going, and Why are We in This Basket?

Here's hoping this post makes it past the Google censors.  

“Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good. In area after area – crime, education, housing, race relations – the situation has gotten worse after the bright new theories were put into operation. The amazing thing is that this history of failure and disaster has neither discouraged the social engineers nor discredited them.” ~Thomas Sowell, Is Reality Optional?, 1993
Add nearly three more decades to that record.  
(C)onservatism is not so much based on ideas, but on simply observing what works, and then generalizing from there. - Dr. Robert Godwin
After the preceding sixty years, I am now an almost perfect "enemy of the Left."  I'm an old(er) white cisgendered heterosexual male who drives a pickup truck and owns guns.  The only checkbox I don't tick is that I'm not a Christian, but then I am not an "anti-theist" either.  Because I'm in favor of maximum individual liberty and minimum government power - what used to be called a "liberal" - I am now labeled a member of the "Alt-Right," which (deliberately) carries with it ominous implications of "White Supremacy." And I'm a Donald Trump voter, so I am Evil Incarnate.

If not for my heresy of voting for Trump, I might be redeemed - but I would never be trusted.

I started blogging in May of 2003 after spending time in the trenches of Usenet, on bulletin boards, and as a contributor to a failed experiment known as Themestream.  Why?  Because I was pissed.  I forgot to mention that in my CV.  I'm a pissed off old(er) white cisgendered heterosexual male. 

If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know that this pissed-off white cisgendered heterosexual male is also a Debbie Downer.  I'm a pessimist by nature.  I've said that being a pessimist is generally a pretty good way to go through life - you're seldom disappointed and occasionally pleasantly surprised.  I've had very few pleasant surprises recently.

This post is no different.  You've been warned.  Logorrhea to follow.

Saturday, January 02, 2021

But There's No Evidence of Fraud!!!

 I wonder how they're going to move the goalposts this time.

And if you think this happened exclusively in Georgia, I have the title to a bridge in Brooklyn I'll sell you, cheap!

Friday, December 11, 2020


In relation to this cartoon, watch this:

The "Great Reset"

 The one-worlders are all abuzz about the coming "Great Reset" made possible by the political changes worldwide brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Back in July I wrote Endgame about this Progressive wet-dream.  Down towards the bottom I made some predictions:

If the Democrats win, and they probably will since they'll be cheating as hard as possible, they'll take it as a mandate to really crank up the Progressive agenda, and the millions of us who haven't swallowed that ideology will be their sworn deadly enemies.  They have already weaponized the IRS and the Justice Department against Trump supporters, expect that to be cranked to 11 because the Deep State is deeply Progressive Postmodernist.  There will be a breaking point.  It might not be in 2021, but it won't be long thereafter.  In the mean time, our position as a World power will be greatly diminished, and other hostile nations will be taking full advantage.  China will most probably annex Taiwan.  Russia will take over Ukraine and as many of its other former satellites as it can.  China and India may exchange nukes.  Iran might nuke Israel and/or set one off in the continental U.S.  And who the fuck knows what L'il Kim in North Korea is going to do?  In short, the 2020 election could be the match that lights off the next World War.

(Bold my emphasis.)

Today Stephen Green at Instapundit reports:

China Seems Ready for a Fight Over Taiwan. “For decades China-watchers have debated what form a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) offensive against Taiwan might take. An onslaught seems to be coming. Saying no to a cross-strait union is not an option Chinese Communist Party (CCP) supremo Xi Jinping means to grant the islanders. Beijing wrote its threat to use force into law back in 2005. Xi regularly reminds everyone that the party’s patience is finite. It seems the only question is timing.”

Xi knows that Trump would not stand for it, but Biden?  Well, he'll be "President Xiden."  I'm sure the State Department will issue a sternly-worded letter or two.


Sunday, December 06, 2020

"My Grandfather voted a straight Democrat ticket this year."

"If he were still living, he never would have done that."

Dov Fischer in a recent Spectator piece asked the question: "What kind of sore-losing idiot would suspect Democrats of voter fraud?"  He answered:

A remarkably sensible, adequately intelligent, reasonably skeptical idiot — with a graduate degree in American history, who knows what Democrats in this country have done in previous elections.

Democrat election fraud is so prevalent that we make jokes about it, and have for years.  New York's Tammany Hall, Lyndon Johnson's election to Senate in 1948, Nixon's loss in 1960 and the long history of Chicago vote rigging before and after.

Where Chairman Mao believed that all power comes from the barrel of the gun, the late Mayor Richard J. Daley believed that all power comes from the barrel into which precinct totals have been tossed - David Nyhan, The Boston Globe, 12/16/1982

The 1960 Presidential election only required 8,858 votes in Chicago to steal it for Kennedy.  FBI agent Ernest Locker, Jr. observed that massive voter fraud was a way of life for the city's political machine and "What happens in a small area can sometimes change history."  Indeed. 

Ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted of trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama, was recently interviewed about the 2020 election.  He said:

If the question is "Are the Democrats stealing votes in Philadelphia?" my answer is, "Is the Pope Catholic?"  It's a time-honored tradition in big Democratically controlled cities like Chicago my home town, Philadelphia, to do precisely what they're doing now.  I've never seen it at such a magnitude, because I think this is an indication of just how widespread it is, how deep it is. And I don't think it's just confined to Philadelphia.  My instincts, and again, coming out of Chicago  Democratic politics, my instincts tell me it's going on in Atlanta, it's going on in Detroit, it's going on in Milwaukee, it's going on in Las Vegas.  It's like what Justice Power said about pornography, "You can't define it, but you know it when you see it."  And coming out of the Democratic Chicago political establishment, I know how they operate.  They control polling places.  The stop votes when their candidate's behind. And then in the wee hours of the morning, in the dark of night, the stealing starts.  And we've seen that in big numbers, unprecedented numbers this election in Michigan and in Philadelphia.  It's outrageous.  The fact that they're doing it with the impunity they're doing it with is because the media is simply looking the other way because they have, their corrupt mainstream media that's not interested in protecting our Constitution or the rule of law, they just want to beat Donald Trump at all costs.

Speaking of Philadelphia, in 2012 Republican hopeful Mitt Romney received zero votes in 59 Philly precincts.  To say this is statistically improbable is a massive understatement.  Domenick J. Demuro, 73, Judge of Elections for Philadelphia's 39th Ward, 36th Division, pled guilty during a sealed proceeding on March 16 before U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond to conspiring to deprive persons of civil rights, and using interstate facilities in aid of bribery.  He accepted bribes to cast fraudulent ballots and certify false results in 2014, 2015 and 2016.  The person who bribed him was Michael Ozzy Myers, a former Democrat member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The 2008 election got Al Franken the win by 312 votes.  After, of course, election officials "found" enough to give it to him.  After six months of recounting.  Fascinating, isn't it, that every time ballots are "found" they're overwhelmingly in favor of Democrats?  His opponent got off better than Alaska Republican Senator Ted Stevens that same year.  In order to beat him charges of corruption were brought against him leading to a conviction, later overturned because it was bogus from start to finish.

In 2000 George W. Bush won the Presidency when the Supreme Court basically forced Al Gore to concede by ending the (previously) endless "recounts."  I wrote a piece about it at the time:  An Uncomfortable Conclusion.

But perhaps the most interesting case of election fraud was the Battle of Athens, Tennessee in 1946, where corrupt - and once again, Democrat - officials tried to rig the local election of a Sheriff.  Recently returned WWII veterans objected.  Violently.

And, most blatant and most recent (prior to the ongoing saga) was the rigging of the 2016 DNC Presidential primary, effectively preventing Bernie Sanders from winning the nomination, carried out at the direction of candidate Hillary Clinton and executed by DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who upon being ousted from that position immediately went to work for the Clinton campaign.

Democrat election fraud has a long and storied history - with very little in the way of penalty for it.  Here and there some people may go to prison, but never those in seats of real power.  If a few lower-level drones end up behind bars, well, you have to break some eggs....

So now we come to the 2016 election.  Hillary was inevitable.  All the polls said so.  Trump was a joke.  All the Right People said so. He had no chance.  And so the Democrat Fraud Machine wasn't switched fully on.  There was no need.

And then he won.  But that wasn't possible.  Projecting, as the Left is wont to do in 70mm IMAX, he had to have cheatedRussian collusion!  He's illegitimate!  #Resist! #NotMyPresident! And so on and so forth for four years - four years in which they tried anything and everything to get him out of office, or at least blunt his ability to accomplish anything.  When it became obvious that he was actually going to complete his term and run for another, THIS COULD NOT STAND.

Back in May on Facebook I said:  

I've said for quite a while now that the Democrats will be pulling out all the stops this election year. The margin of fraud is going to be TREMENDOUS.

It would seem that the Democrats did exactly that - pulled out all the stops.  Read the article I was commenting on. Trump increased his vote total over 2016 by nearly 11 million, from 62,984,825 to (if you believe the current results) over 73,890,000.  That's more than Barack Obama got in 2012.

But Slow Joe Biden, who couldn't draw a crowd to one of his "rallies" supposedly got a record 80,026,000 votes.  (And if you believe Joe is more popular than Barack, I've got title to a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you.)  A commenter at Facebook put it:

7 million. 7,000,000. That’s the delta in votes between Biden and Trump. Where’s the steal?

Where indeed?   Remember:  "What happens in a small area can sometimes change history?"

Biden didn't win by 7,000,000 votes.  Just three battleground states - Pennsylvania, Georgia and Wisconsin represent 46 Electoral College votes.  The vote difference in these three states?  

Pennsylvania: 81,874 - 1.2%
Georgia:  11,928 - 0.24%
Wisconsin:  20,682 - 0.64%

And there's also Arizona (10,457 - 0.31%) and Michigan (154,188 - 2.8%).

Those three aptly named "swing" states could change the Electoral College to 278 votes for Trump, and the Democrats knew it.

Only 114,484 votes.  0.074% of all votes cast decide the winner.  Indeed, what happens in a small area can sometimes change history.

Here's what we know:  

  • There was record turnout. So much for that "voter suppression" the Republicans are supposed to be practicing.
  • The supposedly racist Trump won approximately 18% of the black male vote and 8% of the black female vote - both significant gains over 2016.  The previous political truism was, if the Democrat candidate didn't win 90% of the black vote, they lost the election.  Guess not.
  • The supposedly racist Trump won 36% of the male Latino vote and 32% of Latino women.  That, too is supposed to be a death sentence for a Democrat candidate.  Yet Biden "won" Arizona and Nevada.
  • Traditionally, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin follow Ohio and Iowa.  This year they didn't.  Because Detroit, Philadelphia and Milwaukee went for Biden in a big way.  Small areas can change history, but it's usually not a good idea to bet that way.
  • The Hunter Biden laptop story was spiked by the major news media, and Social Media did their level best to keep the story from escaping the walls placed around it.  That had a significant effect on the vote
  • The story of the Joe Biden Cancer Initiative was similarly suppressed until after the election.
  • The mainstream media has beat the anti-Trump drum for the last FIVE years, with 90% negative reporting on his campaign and Presidency.  They have acted as campaign contributions in kind this entire year.  No wonder Biden didn't have to campaign or answer any questions.
  • "Mail-in voting" - acknowledged by many to be an easy path to voter fraud - was pushed hard (possibly illegally) in many states.  Project Veritas has footage of examples of the results.  The NYPost, the same news organization blacklisted by ABCNNBCBS and others over the Hunter Biden laptop story reported on this August 29.  I may need to subscribe to the Post.  They seem to be on top of things.
  • There are serious questions about the trustworthiness of voting machines used in multiple states.
  • Multiple statistical analyses of the voting numbers raise giant red flags regarding that  trustworthiness.  Counting result patterns, voter turnout, etc. all lead to serious questions about the accuracy of the tally.  For instance:
  • 37% of Detroit, Michigan precincts reported more votes than voters in 2016.  What happened there this year?  It's claimed in a lawsuit that 10 Michigan precincts had 100% turnout, and six had more than 100%.  That's significantly down from the 248 Detroit-only precincts from 2016.

Now, let's talk about what happened on Election Day and immediately thereafter:

  • Republican poll observers were prevented from observing in Detroit and Philadelphia.  At the State Farm Arena in Georgia, observers were literally on the other side of the room from the vote tallying.  Then on the evening of the election they were told to go home because a "water main break" was going to stop the count for the night.  The "water main break" was a leaky toilet.  After all the observers (and the media) left, poll workers pulled ballots out from under a cloth-draped table and went back to counting.
  • Vote tally reporting was stopped in Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Georgia.  When they started reporting again, Biden deficits had magically disappeared.  During certain of these "stops" great effort was made to clear out the observers.
  • Sworn affidavits have been filed by witnesses in multiple states who say they saw ballots run through vote tallying machines multiple times and numerous other allegations of improprieties.

I could go on (and on, and on) but here's the deal:  47% of voters believe that election fraud has occurred.  This is a vote of no-confidence in the election.  The election results in these battleground states:  Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Georgia should be thrown out.  Electors should be selected by their state legislatures, not by the purported election results but by the consciences of the legislators.  

If this results in a Biden win, so be it, but regardless the election system in this nation must be reformed to be transparent, swift, and trustworthy, or the United States of America will become just another Banana Republic, if we haven't already.  Without this reform we can never be assured of another valid election.

I wish I could drink.  I'd have a Mojito. Or twelve.

Edited to add this from Scott Adams: