Nord Stream Climate Calamity™?


Posted On: Friday - September 30th 2022 8:08AM MST
In Topics: 
  Websites  Global Climate Stupidity  Science



I got interested in the technical aspects of the Nord Stream Russia-Germany natural gas pipelines and their recent ruptures by sabotage as much as the political aspects. To find a quick dimension or other number here or there, I found myself on the Lyin' Press old internet standard yahoo once or twice. That's where I first ran into the newest of Global Climate Stupidity: "Climate Calamity™". (I'm not sure if it's trademarked, but they damned well better, before Peak Stupidity does.)

As much as I detest the stupidity on all of the whole yahoo site, including even their email* login process, I must give them big kudos for this one. This new term is scary, but also hyper-alliterative. If you say it right, it's "Kuh-lie-mit Kuh-lah-mit-tee!" Great, but that doesn't make them any less full of shit on the whole idea. Peak Stupidity goes way back to our beginnings in arguing against the stupidity of supposedly working mathematical models of the entire Earth's climate (check that topic key for the early-on posts).

As if the whole subject (really just another Totalitarian control scheme) is not stupid enough, yahoo told me that the release of the natural gas from Nord Stream 1/2, which is mostly Methane along with other hydrocarbons, may very well fire up this Climate Calamity™ right now. Crap! Wait, just in time for winter, at least, so there's that... Anyway, that Methane produces more of the Greenhouse Effect than the Carbon Dioxide they call "pollution"**. That Greenhouse Effect is a simple process that I will agree is "a thing", but the whole climate is thousands of times more complex than that one process.

Anyway, a simplified spec for pipeline quality NG I looked at says the fluid should be at least 75% Methane - CH4. There are traces of other gases that you don't want much of or don't care about, but the rest is other hydrocarbons. Let's just assume it's all Methane, as it seems to be the worry for the yahoo and other alarmists (not our commenter Alarmist, though).

Adam Smith and I bandied about the idea of how long the 11 Billion ft3 of NG that had been stored in the pipelines*** would take to get out, what will happen to the piping, etc. I don't really know, but let's assume all of it gets out into the atmosphere.**** I'll take just the bottom 3 miles of atmosphere over the area of the planetary sphere we know more colloquially as Mother Gaia. That's ~ 1 x 1020 ft3of atmosphere, so all of that Methane mixed in throughly will result in an extra one part per 10 Billion. That's 0.10 parts per Billion, then. Methane is normally present in the atmosphere at 1.87 parts per Million = 1,870 parts per Billion.

This addition of all of that Nord Stream (formerly stored) natural gas is at most an addition of 0.005% - note, that's percent - to the Earth's atmospheric Methane. In other words, it's like one Dave Mathews Band sewage dump in all of Lake Michigan! (Via the Chicago River, that is.) OK, I exaggerate a bit, but, no Mother Gaia will not notice 1 in 18,700 one bit.

How 'bout they burn it all off, someone suggested, as CO2 is not as bad, Climate Calamity™-wise, as Methane, they say? That'd be fun, for one thing. At 55 degrees N, the residents of Bornholm Island don't get any midnight sun so this could be the closest thing.

I'm not worried, but Chemistry is fun, so:

CH4 + 2O2 -----> CO2 + 2H2O


There's also a butt-load of energy on the right hand side - did they used to put that under the arrow? (It's been a LONG time.) The energy released is 35,000 - 43,000 KJ/m3. I'l get back to that. First, let me get back to a number by the name of Avogadro. Believe it or not, after something like 4 decades, I remembered without the internet that it's 6.02 x 1023. It's a constant that relates atomic/molecular weight of a substance to its mass in grams.

Let's do it: CH4 has an atomic weight of 12 + (4 x 1) = 16. O2 has an atomic weight of 2 x 16 = 32. For CO2 it's 12 + (2 x 16) = 44, and for water (H2O) it's (2 x 1) +16 = 18. Does it all add up? (It better!)

16 + (2 x 32) = 44 + (2 x 18) ?
80 = 80 Whewww!

"Oh, oh, it's all about Chemistry...

The idea with Avogadro's Number is we can call them all grams rather than numbers with 1/12 of a Carbon atom (to be precise) or one proton or neutron as the unit. It can be kg, lbs, or whatever. Either way, we're just doing proportions, so this last bit was kind of unnecessary. Suffice it to say that 16 kg of Methane nets you 44 kg of Carbon Dioxide. Oh, no! What to do, what to do?! Oh, and that 18 kg of H2O that some of us call water on the right side? It's a Greenhouse Gas too. (Oops, did I write that loud? We don't talk about water, sea, as it makes the scam too obvious.)

Then, there's that energy, which, after all, was the whole point of the pipeline and of blowing it up too. Were the energy from the combustion of these 11 Billion ft3 of NG released, should that worry the Atmo-Alarmists? That was a nice quick calculation I did too:

That 11 billion cubic feet (= 310 million cubic meters) of gas contains ~ 1.3 x 1016 J of chemical energy based on its higher heating value. Just as we did with Methane, it being only 3/4 possibly of the NG, let's just use that 78% of the atmosphere Nitrogen as the whole of it.

The specific heat of N2 is ~ 1 J/kg-C. The 3-mile thick atmosphere (I’m being conservative by picking that number) has a volume of about 2.5 x 1018 m3 at a density of, let's just use 1 kg/m3.***** , so that's 2.5 x 1018 kg.

We’ve got 2.5 x 1018 kg of nitrogen, of which it takes 1 J to heat up a kg of it by 1C, and 1.3 x 1016 of energy to heat it up with. E = mc∆T, so ∆T = E/mc = 0.005 C. Wait, but that's nearly .01 F, one hundredth of a degree! It's a heat wave, burning inside ...

We are small. The Earth is big. Plus:

SCIENCE!




* I've had one account on there for over 25 years, so whaddya' gonna do? Another one from 2 years shorter had the whole history of emails deleted.

** Using that term and also "emissions" is the way they get the non-scientific population to equate this inert gas, one of 2 products of clean burning of hydrocarbons, to Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Oxides, particulates, and Mustard Gas, things that actually are pollutants and can kill you, if too much is in the air near you.

*** The pipelines weren't under flow, but all this was stored in them at the time of the sabotage.

**** While there was still lots of pressure, I wondered if the Russians could let it back flow to save some of it. No doubt a pipeline engineer could set us straight on all of this.

***** It does go lower, as one goes up, but at the average height (you'd need Calculus to do this right), it's right at that number.



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Georgia Meloni's (mostly missing) speech


Posted On: Thursday - September 29th 2022 6:23AM MST
In Topics: 
  Internets  Feminism  Globalists  ctrl-left  Socialism/Communism  World Political Stupidity

Georgia Meloni is the new Prime Minister of Italy. It's a bitter win for the feminists though. See, though Mrs. Meloni is the first woman PM of the country (You go grlll!), and she's a feminist, she's a also a Nationalist, or, for feminists, every single one of the ctrl-left, a reincarnation of the Fascist Mussolini, but with better hair.

I'd seen the 2-minute clip that I have embedded herein in Steve Sailer's recent post Italy.* This is very good stuff, and I'm thrilled there's another European leader working against the Globalists. Note first that this speech was not Mrs. Meloni's victory speech - it was from a Conference on the Family somewhere in Italy, I assume. Enjoy:



However, this 2 minute clip was taken from the full 15 minute speech at that family issues conference. I first wanted to embed the 2 minute clip here, as I finally have. Yesterday, though, after 20 minutes of trying to get from the tweet on iSteve, through twitter, finally with a search of the CassiusDx youtube channel for this 2 minute clip, I found the entire speech watched, read (subtitles), and listened to it. There was a lot more there, and the 2 minutes you see does not show the full picture of what Georgia Meloni stands for. As much as I wanted Peak Stupidity readers to view it, by the time it came around to embedding it, youtube thought the better of this idea:



Freaking annoying, that! It's harder for me to describe the rest without referring to it again, and you all can't see what I mean. If you noticed I wrote "listened to" also, though it's all in Italian, of course. For most of this "talk", Mrs. Meloni spoke loudly, angrily, and rapidly. I'm not criticizing that. It's just that if you want to call someone a Fascist, well, all ideology aside, this speech was what I'd think of first. If I didn't have subtitles, I could believe she's a Fascist. She probably beat out Mussolini himself in intensity and invective. (Here's a Dwight Schrute version, as a northeastern Pennsylvania paper salesmen's version of the man.)

Of course the ctrl-left and Globalist call Georgia Meloni a Fascist, because that's just what they do for anyone who is against them. Being a family-oriented Nationalist doesn't make one a Fascist, but that speech was something else.

As to the non-Fascist content of her family conference speech, I was disappointed that Mrs. Meloni has major Socialist and Feminist tendencies. (Again, I wish I could have let you listen, but some youtube asshole made this more difficult.) She brought up free nursery care, schooling, etc. I know, for Italians alone, without the ongoing immigration invasion and those that remain from it, some will say Socialism could work fine. I don't agree. The Feminism that Mrs. Meloni can't seem to shake works with the Socialism to destroy the nuclear family.

Looking at the 2 minutes, you'll see that this new PM is all about the Italian nuclear family, and more of them. That's great, in principle. Sorry, though, her ideas earlier on in the speech will NOT let that happen, contrary to her logic. Though she indeed noted that she supports this Socialism for married couples, it doesn't work. If a married woman has the State as a 2nd husband in waiting, he is not really in charge of his family. If a single woman has this State as her husband and enforcer of redistribution from the nuclear families of Italy, the married people pay and still can't afford big families. I don't think Mrs. Meloni understands the zero-sum game with the tax money of Italians (or probably, as with here, of their necessarily very small nuclear grand-children). She's not alone in this misunderstanding by any means.

A strong voice against Globalism from this new Prime Minister of Italy is a great thing. A half century of Feminism, though, has done a number on people. If you hold onto it, your Nationalist pro-family agenda will fail miserably. The people who know this the best are the Christian home-schoolers. Georgia Meloni would be wise to learn something from that crowd. Unfortunately, they don't go making rousing speeches like this one.


PS: That's another thing: The real invective and intensity was in the speech almost up to this 2 minute ending. This part was the calm, soothing side of Georgia Meloni! (Did youtube management censor it for that reason? People might look up Mussolini speeches next... then we'd have some honest-to-goodness Fascism.)


* That post was about Reason magazine's leather-jacketed open-borders-retard Nick Gillepsie's negative opinion of this woman and Conservatism, as argued with iSteve in the venue of Twitter. On this argument, Peak Stupidity says Conservatism and Libertarianism can learn a lot from each other.


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Two Peak Stupidity local anecdotes


Posted On: Wednesday - September 28th 2022 5:55PM MST
In Topics: 
  General Stupidity  Race/Genetics  Peak Stupidity Roadshow

(Anything to get that apology off the top of the page here, right?)



This is one small bit of stupidity that we covered already the past February in the post Stuff a 10 year-old used to know - lost to history or lost to stupidity?. It bears repeating or People! Will! Die! Really, though, this stupidity has probably killed a few. It's the deal (as the other post discussed) in which society has apparently forgotten that you walk on the left side of the road, against the traffic, that is the subject.

This time, I came left off a busy 4-lane road onto a small street, and there was a Mom - not just a Mom, but a real MILF, hotter than the one in the picture here - walking with a stroller in the right. She wasn't by the curb, mind you, but she took up the whole right side of the road. The lighting had changed and it took a second or so to see her and the stroller, at that point only 100 ft away. Luckily it's a slow road, I was not one of those web-surfing drivers, and, most importantly, the light wasn't such that I went from shade right into direct sunlight. You're a hot young Mom, you've got a new young child, and you just saunter down the lane without a view of opposing traffic? What stupidity!

I was really close to getting out of the car and telling her nicely what the problem is and "maybe they don't teach this stuff anymore" in a nice fashion. However, I know how too many young people can be now. She may have just called the cops as soon as I pulled over and went walking toward her. It's better the cops be called than having to learn something...



Next, my son and I played 7 holes (baskets, actually) of Disc Golf. (There's a lot of walking, and we are not that good, so we could only do that much in the hour we had.) Some of this was in the woods. Well, near hole 4, I saw this black kid dragging a bicycle along a trail there, in the way. We gave him time to move, and played on. There he* was again near hole 5, though. I felt sorry for the kid, thinking he had a flat tire, but then, why drag the thing? Oh, his chain was jammed, I figured.

I really don't want anything to do with certain people. We passed him up, but something made me go try to help. Yeah, his chain, clean as it can be on this new bike (i.e. no lube either) was jammed at the front sprockets between them and the frame and bottom bracket. This was easy. You have to take the tension off from that torsion spring in the back and then just roll the chain back on. I did that, and he understood that I wanted him to adjust his front derailleur to match the sprocket I got the chain on.

The kid started pushing the bike, worried it would jam again, and then, before long, I saw him carrying/dragging it again. Oh, c'mon! He must have tried to ride it from there. Even if he didn't know how to line up the derailleurs with the chain, when it jammed again he could have at least done what I did to unjam it himself. It wasn't like the chain was greasy (possibly part of the problem too). I shook my head, and we played on.

Before I met this kid the odds were 70-something percent that he had no Dad at home. After seeing this, I'd say they were more like 95%. Single Moms will tell you that doesn't matter.


* I am not completely sure "he" was not a girl. I know this sounds like one of the most hilarious scenes of many in The Office, but with the hair style, age (about 12?), and bulky build, I still have no idea.


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We were wrong.


Posted On: Wednesday - September 28th 2022 9:30AM MST
In Topics: 
  The Russians  US Feral Government  Deep State  World Political Stupidity

Hey, it took us an even 2,400 posts to get one of these, so I don't feel so bad about it.



It takes a big blog to admit when it's been wrong about something like this. It's the big story of the Ukraine/Russian war. I had decided very early on, in early March of this year - "YES" on Is the Russia/Ukraine War another piece of Infotainment?* Now, with this latest news on the sabotage** of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, I see how far the Potomac Regime, that is, the Deep State in "American" government has gone.

To give myself a break here, it's been the armchair general war strategy and tactics stuff that I've seen as Infotainment. To me, it was a distraction (for Americans at least) from the growing resistance movement against the Kung Flu Totalitarianism, with the Ottawa truckers winding down (and persecution of them beginning). Then there was the rah-rah support for the Ukraine, with the flags everywhere, even in Boy Scout parades.

Peak Stupidity did note, with anger, how the Feral government was sending 40,000,000,000 of grift-worthy bucks to support the NATO/Ukraine side. More egregious was that the Congressional spenders were shocked, shocked, that a Rand Paul would even thing of adding on an accountability stipulation to the bill. Needless to say, they voted that shit down.

I did not realize how big the Potomac Regime's efforts to sanction and screw the Russians were until yesterday's news about the pipeline. Economic battles between powers are one thing, but the armament support and now actual sabotage of Russian infrastructure is another. If the US government wasn't directly responsible, it had to be indirectly involved. Big Uncle Sam, with those big borrowed bucks, still runs the show.

So, as far as US Deep State and Neocon involvement in the Ukraine-Russian war, which may indeed lead to a wider conflict, this IS a big story.

Peak Stupidity was WRONG!


(OK, PS editors, you don't have to rub it in!)


* Come to think of it, going back a month before that, we also posted Anarchy in the UKraine and Peak Stupidity on the Ukraine.

** The fact that both of them, at points far away, started leaking nearly the same time - come on, there's no way it as accidental.


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Trump v DeSantis: Round 3 - Immigration Invasion


Posted On: Tuesday - September 27th 2022 5:14PM MST
In Topics: 
  Elections '16 - '24  Immigration Stupidity  Trump

From earlier, see Part 1 - Personalities and Part 2 - Immunity to Kung Flu Panic.)



This is the BIG, the EXISTENTIAL* issue, the Immigration Invasion. Whoever in the match-up would do a better job on this issue as President is who I'd want to win a theoretical election**. Both of these men have a record on fighting this battle, in different ways, of course, at Federal vs. State level.

Unless DeSantis is a complete liar, both of these men would be, and have been, better on this issue than any other big political figure who'd have a chance. The loser of this round would still beat all hell out of anyone else prominent on this issue (again, politicians with a chance, not real Americans like me or Peter Brimelow). That said, Peak Stupidity has been extremely disappointed in the results from President Trump of '17-'21, who had had so many Americans' hopes up for a few years. We've written quite a bit on this topic, and for me there's no way to be sure how much of the failure has been due to incompetence and how much due to the tremendous forces that were arrayed against President Trump.

This may sound like a continuation of a good news / bad news joke, but I will now remember, from our post President Donald Trump: the Bad, **the Good**, and the Ugly***, that President Trump did seriously bring the immigration numbers down. I was pretty excited about this when writing that post just before the election in '20. (Humorously, VDare's "Washington Watcher II", writer of the post I discussed, was thrilled by the NY Times unintentional endorsement of the President on this issue.)

There were many under-the-radar moves that Trump made, both with legal programs and illegal entries of various sorts and various people. I was excited because it's the numbers that matter, and the first thing you do when in a deep hole is STOP DIGGING.

The problem is that Trump brought the digging down to a significantly lower rate, but he didn't lock up the excavators. Most of his moves were done at the bureaucratic levels in the agencies involved. I don't recall so much legislation being passed - no, he can't do it, but the idea was to get support and get it done. He made those deals with the Central American leaders to stop the caravans,, but, again, they were just deals of Trump's, not anything permanent. This would all have been fine, a great start at least, were Trump President-for-Life AND immortal. Neither is the case.

There's no "big beautiful wall". The winner of the '20 cheat-fest rolled back former-President Trump's policy changes one by one, early on. The numbers since then have already more than overwhelmed the number of immigrants that Trump prevented from coming. And they keep coming, and coming, and ...

Candidate Trump's immigration policy was very good. He read Ann Coulter's book. His feelings and his love for this country had him on the right track. However, that was Candidate Trump, running his mouth about all it all. When it came down to getting significant things done in any permanent fashion, President Trump let us down.

What about Florida Governor, and prospective GOP Presidential candidate DeSantis? Could he be the same or worse, a liar who is just pandering to get the Conservative votes? That's possible. Could he have beengrandstanding with the most excellent Martha's Vinyard caper, as I 've read commenters maintain? Nah. Nobody who wants to stay in good with the UniParty elites and Globalists who run things would do something like this. There are ways of kissing their asses and getting exposure. This would not be the way.

Because he doesn't have such a long record of speech and action on the immigration invasion, I don't have so much else to write about DeSantis on the issue. However, VDare writer James Fulford helpfully transcribed a speech of his to the National Conservative Conference mid-September - FL Governor Ron DeSantis Addresses Mass LEGAL Immigration: “Just The Sheer Number Of People Overwhelms Communities” Please read that quick post which speaks for itself about DeSantis views. No, I don't think he's lying his ass off.

Both Trump and DeSantis realize that the immigration invasion is a bad thing. They both understand the Americans want it stopped. The question is, who would do a better job at actually stopping it? From the records, the personalities, and the intelligence levels of the two men, I'd have to go with DeSantis again.



* That post is from very early on in the life of this blog. The title is: Too many posts about immigration, you say? - GIT! OFF! MY! LAWN! BLOG! ... (We took a pretty tough stance back then, haha.)

** I write that because Trump may be embroiled in or distracted with suit or even be a political prisoner, and I haven't read for sure that Governor DeSantis will campaign for the office.

*** Yes, it's the 2nd of a 3-part series with The Bad and The Ugly. (The latter was about Zhou Bai Dien, though, not President Trump.)


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Thrown under the bus on the road to Covid~Zero


Posted On: Saturday - September 24th 2022 7:22AM MST
In Topics: 
  China  Geography  Kung Flu Stupidity



I have seen this place. It's like the West Virginia of China, but that's not a crack on West Virginia. It's just remote - hell, the Japs didn't even bother with the place, although Mao and his compadres stopped on their Long March to have a conference in the northwestern Guizhou city of Zunyi. Chaing's Nationalists hadn't care enough to defend the place. Guizhou is remote and mountainous. Like W. Virginia, you can't get anywhere there in a straight line. (However, the Chinese been doing a hell of a job fixing that.). Unlike in W.Virginia, the mountains are much steeper.

The picture above is realistic, because it shows some nice scenery while that smoggy city area lies below. In this province, like anywhere in China (not counting Tibet and Xinjiang in the west), a "village" there means, oh, a population of about 1/2 million people or so. The municipality around Guizhou's capital Guiyang has over 4 million people in it. 38 million people live in this remote province. "How many divisions does West Virginia have?"

The ridicrous Covid~Zero* campaign that the Chinese central government has been waging is no longer just in Shanghai** In Inside info on the latest Oriental Kung Flu Stupidity, we had personal information from a LOCKDOWN (just a minor LOCKDOWN, mind you, of an apartment complex with 25,000 people) in Canton. (They're calling it Guanzhou now, for some strange reason.)

The Covid~Zero campaign is one of THE stupidest portions of the Kung Flu PanicFest that I've ever heard about, and that includes in America! It's all over that country now and not all simply stupidity-based, with plenty of evil intentions of absolute control playing a big part. This latest news is from that remote Guizhou, unfortunately not quite remote enough anymore to avoid the stupidest of shit.

What sounds like a small story that I've gotten from accounts from my China source from people in Guizhou has a PanicFest connection. Based on a few hundred people having (being?) cases of Covid in this province of 38,000,000 people, LOCKDOWNS have been put in place. Those found to be in the Red Zone on their phones*** are being sent to quarantine camps, as is the regular policy. However, Guiyang did not have enough room for these people from the city's district of Yunyan. They "needed" to be bused elsewhere. Well, one bus full of these unlucky Chinamen overturned on a late-night (2 in the morning) run to the quarantine camp and 27 people were killed.

What's the big deal? In a country with 5 times the population of ours, there are going to be lots of traffic fatalities. They wouldn't usually warrant a news story outside the village or at least county. For this case, though, I'm pretty sure that most Chinese people, including relatives of the dead, know that this Covid~Zero business is nonsense and that the quarantining, hence the bus ride, was not necessary. The now dead Guiyang resident could have been at home with their families. That's why this story has gotten out.

Wikipedia is not very trustworthy on anything that can be taken politically In this case, it has a short page on this story here that seems pretty factual. My source used WeChat, on which the story got big, but then the suddenly quit trending ... odd that...

Of course, the Peak Stupidity blog cares more about America and Americans than China and the Chinese. If it weren't for these dead 27 Chinamen, and feeling truly sorry for the 1,400,000,000 others that are suffering from this most ridiculous aspect of the Kung Flu PanicFest, it'd be a feel-good story. "Whewww! America is not the Peak of Stupidity! USA! USA! USA!"****


* Peak Stupidity has had lots of posts on the Kung Flu Stupidity in China - go to the China topic key - most were written this past March through May, with a few stragglers since, like this one.

** Its start was there due to politics, as Peak Stupidity discussed.back in April in The latest on the Covid-Zero Shanghai Shitshow.

*** Meaning Covid cases, that is, if the database is accurate.

**** I'm thinking 4-D here, as Donald Trump does with his policy decisions - the peak has a time component and 3 spatial components. (Not sure what altitude has to do with it, until you get over 18,000 feet - gets hard to think straight for long.)

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Trump v DeSantis: Round 2 - Immunity to Kung Flu Panic


Posted On: Friday - September 23rd 2022 10:50AM MST
In Topics: 
  Elections '16 - '24  Trump  Kung Flu Stupidity

(Series began with Part 1 - Personalities.)



This may be a better way to compare these guys - I'll look at the few major issues that they both have dealt with in office. There are 2 big ones I'm thinking of. The Immigration Invasion is the existential issue and should be primary - I'll get into that soon. These two men's handling of the Kung Flu PanicFest, though, is a good window into who would be (or second time around would be) a better President, if it's not too late to begin with, due to that #1 issue.

Hopefully there won't be another PanicFest, but precedents have been set for the Totalitarianism that has been introduced to us on that pretext. Maybe it won't be a virus but something else.. I have no idea.... It's worth recalling how these two government leaders handled it though.

For most readers this won't be any kind of spoiler, so let me say right away that President Trump was a failure in handling this PanicFest and Governor DeSantis was one of, and probably the best of, the anti-panickers in an official capacity. Sure, DeSantis was probably hesitant and unsure for that first couple of weeks or a month, as I was. It was hard to keep from thinking "hey, do these people know something I don't?" for a week or two. That shouldn't have lasted long for people. Once the Totalitarianism started, it seemed pretty obvious that this "pandemic" was being used for ill motives. The Totalitarian measures were wrong even if this had been the Black Death 2.0! However, common sense told anyone possesing that quality that it obviously wasn't.

Let's go back to President Trump. Early on, he was savvy about tying in this Pandemic Panic to global travel, hint, stopping even more Moslems and other extreme foreigners from coming here, if only for a spell. It was a small thing, but that was making use of the Panic, as the other side did for their uses. I give him credit for his political savvy there. Yet, as for the disease itself, well, Trump is not a doctor, much less an infectious disease doc or virologist. He didn't need to be.

What Trump needed to be was a good delegator of power and advisement. He sucked at that badly, as we all know. Instead of using Javanka and Swamp Creatures as his advisors and delegated officials, he should have had, for the issue of immigration, for example, Ann Coulter LIVING in an alcove inside the freaking White House! As for the Kung Flu, the grandiose fool Anthony Fauci was in an advisory position. Trump had no obligation to follow anything this flip-flopping, lying "expert" had to say.

Trump was caught in a tough place, or so he figured. If he didn't clamp down on the country (or go along with it), he'd be accused of "killing millions of people!" [/Ron Unz] He does seem to have a lot of common sense, normally, which was probably telling him, after a few months at least, that all this was going way overboard. Yet, he didn't use it. Instead, he trusted the Panickers (whether stupid or evil) because he didn't trust himself.

Now, I see that I left out a good one from Part 1 on these two men's personalities: Confidence President Trump exudes confidence, but I think he was missing that confidence when delegating authority and advisement. Here's my guess on his thought process: I know real estate. I get the best guys on my team. I know who knows real estate better than me even. What I don't know, is anything about running these Washington, FS departments full of bureaucrats. I don't know anyone personally who does. I'd better get people who know what they're doing, some guys who've been here a long time. They must be good if they've been here a long time... am I right? NO, you've been so damned wrong on that!

So, we had "well, this guy Fauci has a medical degree, and he's pretty worked up about this, so ..." If not that, he was having public arguments with these guys. OK, but it was time to take a stand and make decisions, not just argue, feeding into the PanicFest Infotainment. The President, through the DOJ, could have taken some action, and at least the higher-up bureaucrats who pushed the Panic should have been fired.

There's another personality trait, that I did discuss in Part 1, that comes into play here. Trump has no real principles. It was never about the mandatory shutting down of people's businesses or curfews or forced masking is highly unConstitutional and plain WRONG. It was only a matter for Trump of the feelings. "People are tired of this." vs."Yeah, this disease is contagious and deadly!" So, he was wishy-washy for the two years of this.

Then, there was Trump's push for the vaccines, as he thought of himself as some kind of hero for that "moon shot". It doesn't seem that his ego will let him back off that stance either, after nearly 2 years now ...

During this time, the good Governor DeSantis of Florida used his common sense, stood on principles, and took a damn stand. He governed on behalf of the people of Florida, as he should.

There were 2 important factors regarding the Kung Flu in Florida:

1) It's a State that has been widely known for half a century as being a retirement destination, hence there are lots of old people, especially in south Florida. Yet, Governor DeSantis did not join the PanicFest out of either his own fear, or (as would have been more likely for other politicians) his taking the easy way, going along to get along, with the rest of the Totalitarians.

2) It's a big tourist destination. Tourism is Florida's biggest 2nd biggest "industries", at right about half the size of its agriculture industry*. Of course, it would have behooved all State officials to play down the Kung Flu Panic, but then (1) should result in the opposite.

Governor DeSantis could have taken the easier road. He could have gone along with the edicts, while in the meantime asking subserviently for a bunch of that Covid "Cares Act" money from the Feds, cause, you know, the tourism and old people and all. As for support, there are a lot of decent Conservative Floridians still left (a chunk of the State is still in The South even). Most would have the common sense to agree with Governor. Peak Stupidity and family and friends have spent time out in the sunshine since this PanicFest started in March of '20. Being out in that Florida sunshine is good for you!**

Then the President more so had, and still has, loads of very loyal supporters, most of whom would have followed his recommendations***.

No doubt, President Trump was under more pressure than Governor DeSantis was. DeSantis had his idiot Grim Reaper Lawyer**** calling him a Fascist, but Trump had the ctrl-left of the whole country against him. Yet, they would be against him no matter what he did (their flip-flop on vaccines is an example). He knows that.

Governor DeSantis fought against Federal efforts to make him comply and lay down restrictions on the good people of Florida. His understanding of the concept of Federalism (State's Rights) is something that would do us all a lot of good were he President. I really hope the story is true (and, if I ever get to meet him at an event, I will be sure to ask) that DeSantis told President Bai Dien "go fuck yourself!" during one of his disagreements with the Feds.

It's likely the freedom seen in Florida these last couple of years was part of bringing even more people from LOCKDOWNed blue State to the Sunshine State. No, it's not like that's a good thing, result-wise, but it shows that there was no real contest between the Federal response with Trump as leader v the State of Florida response to the dreaded. Covid one-niner.

In Round 2 of Trump v DeSantis, it's Ron DeSantis by a knockout!


* As of '18, seen here.

** Sure, you may have to take shelter sometime between 3 and 5 PM each day, but then the sun is back... along with that 90% RH ... and the skeeters...

*** I give Trump some credit also for pushing the non-big-Pharma drugs HCQ and Ivermectin as solutions. The problem was he wouldn't take a solid stand and stick with his stance.

**** See more on that sicko here.


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Light Bulb price inflation Deflation - this one's a doozy


Posted On: Thursday - September 22nd 2022 8:46PM MST
In Topics: 
  Economics  Inflation



Unlike one of Peak Stupidity's normally straightforward Inflation calculation posts, this one's a doozy in 2 ways: 1) This comparison between then and now results in "extra big-ass fries inflation and 2) This is more complicated, with substitution, hedonics* and something related but different involved - comparison of differing recurrent costs with use, as compared to fixed (purchasing) costs.

There I was, trying to think of another inflation post to write, and a light bulb appeared above my head. This was at Lowes, you understand, and there were actually 8 light bulbs ... in each package, on a shelf above my head. Ahaaa, there's your post.

See, I haven't bought light bulbs in something like 13 years. The reason for that is also 2-fold: 1) I was in my first phase of prepping, with a big lull till more recently and 2) The US Feral Gov't had gotten involved in light bulbs, for cryin' out loud, you know, some penumbra of one of the clauses in that lost Article VIII of the Constitution. No kidding, President Bush was telling me I could no longer buy incandescent bulbs pretty soon.

Well, there they were again, the brand and type you see above. That works out very nicely, as I'd bought about 20 cases (of 6 8-packs each) of the same brand, also soft white, but with a longer life time, 1,000 hrs, vs. these new ones that claim 750 hrs.** I remember that I had bought those bulbs before, in 2009, at 25¢ each, when bought by the 8-pack. (All wattages were the same price) They are now, (slightly lower than in the ad above) $2.00 each at the very same store. (75 Watters)

Before I go claim this as "see, another example of higher inflation than the BLS boys tell us", let me provide that caveat. Hardly anyone buys incandescent bulbs - in fact till now I'd thought they were completely verboten. Apparently, they aren't, but, since most people buy the LEDs now - I completely missed the compact fluorescent era, per my own doing - the supply/demand numbers are completely different. Not many people want these bulbs, and not nearly as many are made. Do the plants in China not operated on the same economy of scale as the (I'm pretty sure) American plants operated in '09?

Still, let me do this one calculation, with that 3/4 lifetime also taken into account. Without the bulb-lifetime adjustment, I get a whopping 17.3% average inflation rate over the last 13 years. (Granted, the last year may comprise a bigger share than the rest.) Then, to adjust for that 25% lower lifetime than the old bulbs, we get 19.8%. Whaaa! Let's get back in the DeLorean, Doc! Someone set this thing to 1979! [Said in that hilarious incredulous Michael J. Fox voice.]

There is that substitution factor, as our baskets of goods (hell, even the baskets have been substituted) would not include incandescent, but instead, LED bulbs now. Let's forget that maybe I like incandescents better. I bought LEDs due not just to this incredible inflated price I didn't want to pay, but for bulb-lifetime reasons for this particular purpose.

I bought a couple of 8 packs of GE "Classic" LEDs 60W-equivalent for $18 a pack, i.e. $2.25 each. Per the web, the lifetime of these things is 13 years at 3 hrs/day. That's 13 years x 365 days/yr x 3 hrs/day = 14,235 hours! Usage wise, the fixed-cost purchasing price per usage time is very good. One would pay ~$3.50 for the number of old 1,000 hr bulbs to get the same usage. That makes the new ones functionally cheaper to buy.

Then, as I noted above, there's the recurring cost of electricity use. These bulbs have "wattage" ratings, but that's due to the fact that bulb buyers don't think in lumens - the unit of light intensity, "luminous flux" to be precise about it. We are used to bulbs rated by Watts from the old incandescents. Therefore, the current ones are advertised by "wattage", but with the actual energy use given. In this case, for the same light output, these use 10W. The old 60W bulbs use, there you go, 60W. Most of that energy goes to heat, OK in the winter, highly uncool in the summer. I do appreciate some new things!

I'm paying over 13¢/kWh for electricity. The LEDs use 0.01 kWh per hour, while the incandescents use 0.06 kWh per hour. Based on the long-lifetime of over 14,000 hrs (I believe the way one should do this), the savings in the recurring electricity costs will be a whopping $92 over the course of the alleged LEDs lifetime! That's 13 changes of the incandescents in that time, and, if one's time is worth anything, that adds onto the savings.

So, we have had a lot of deflation in light bulb fixed AND recurring costs due to inventions that result in substitution. Can this be the case for lots of goods and services? I don't know, but the problem is keeping ahead of the FED.

Well, that was fun. Let's see what the conclusions are:

1) The substitution of modern items for obsolete ones in the proverbial CPI basket of goods can makes sense and subtract from an otherwise rising inflation rate. Other times, as with substitution of a cheap Chinese bicycle for the old well-made Schwinn, that process gives errors that result in a rosier picture than what is the case. Other times, as with substitution of a Hyundai Accent for a Dodge Challenger, it doesn't even make sense.

2) If you really want incandescent bulbs, yes, inflation for that product has been 19% average, over the last 13 years.

3) The LED bulbs are not my hill to die on, and to me they are an exception to the law commenter MBlanc46 has told me at least once - "Things always get worse."

Finally, how many Luddites does it take so screw in a light bulb? The math says about 14 times as many, on average.


PS: I wonder, since the bulb-ban was lifted, will incandescent bulbs become like vinyl record albums, cooly retro? I've still got a some in the attic. If thats true, I wish I'd bought 50 cases, but then, come that first Richter 8 earthquake, I'll have lost my ass!


* For more on this topic see our further posts Hedonics - Pleasure from Products and Services and Hedonics in the Current Era of Cheap China-made Crap

** Now, some of these specs annoyingly give lifetime in years, based on some hourly use that I didn't know. I was lucky to find one set of specs that gave me the number I wanted here.


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Trump v DeSantis: Round 1 - Personalities


Posted On: Wednesday - September 21st 2022 6:21PM MST
In Topics: 
  Elections '16 - '24  Trump



Almost 4 years back and based on a DrudgeReport* headline ("Trump Brags : 'I Blow Ronald Reagan Away'"., Peak Stupidity featured a 5-part series, Ronnie vs. Donnie comparing Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump as Presidents. Here are Part 1: Intro. - - Part 2: The Personalities - - Part 3: Foreign Policy - - Part 4: Domestic Policy - - and Part 5: Conclusion. Ann Coulter had a column about this a few months after, in particular, a comparison of the Lyin' Press treatment of these 2 Presidents - we discussed that one here. I'm guessing it won't be a spoiler of our posts for the Peak Stupidity reader when I write here that Ronnie beat the pants off of Donnie. Those 2 Presidents already have their records out there for us to analyze.

For Trump v DeSantis, we can't compare records apples-to-apples. Ron DeSantis has been Governor of Florida for nearly 4 years now, so we can learn about his time there. That's not the same as being President, if nothing else just for the lack of the full onslaught of the Lyin' Press arm of the Potomac Regime. Therefore, for now, I'll compare the personalities and abilities of these guys, not their records directly. However, we have plenty of examples of their words and actions to help us understand the former.

This may be a little roundabout, like a debate rather than a spreadsheet. Here goes:

Feelings about Americans:

I have no doubt that, contrary to most politicians at the high level, Trump likes and cares about Americans. Does DeSantis? Is he just grandstanding and nothing but a weathervane? Comments that deride him bring up his trips to Israel and his support for the usual Jewish causes. Well, first of all, DeSantis is Governor of Florida. Besides the Cubans there, the east coast of southern Florida has been heavily Jewish for years. Then too, what about Donald Trump on this score? He comes from extra-heavily Jewish NY City. We know his record too. I don't see a winner of these two on this question. Do all politicians running for high office have to do this schtick (haha)? It seems so, unfortunately. I am trying not to get into policy, just personalities, but I don't think this demonstrates that DeSantis doesn't like Americans and put America first... in his heart, that is.

Both these guys are different from the UniParty in this respect, in that they care about regular Americans.

Honesty:

I will explain later on the being a bullshitter, which he is, doesn't make Trump (or anyone) necessarily dishonest. For a big politician, Trump is very honest. Of course he's gonna play those games with the press and try not to show his hand (that 4-D chess, OK, no, 2-D checkers, more like). He may have very well reneged on promises, but I've never seen that this was done with every intention from the beginning. How about the honesty of Ron DeSantis? One can go to Mr. Hail's detailed background post on the man to glean something on this. I don't know. I have no reason to think the man is dishonest, but then, that's how all politicians get somewhere in the first place, making the public believe them.

I am not a Floridian (wouldn't mind being one), and I haven't kept up with all politics there so I will pass on judging DeSantis on this score.

Charisma:

This is not the important quality for a President, but it is a very important one for BECOMING one. It's not just getting people to pay attention and getting in those great soundbites. Being able to rally large groups of people to donate, help in the campaign, vote, and maybe even help prevent cheating (unfortunately, a necessary function now) is important in #Winning!

Maybe because he's been in the limelight in the NYC social scene and on his TV shows, Trump has charisma in spades. I've seen DeSantis speak (on youtube) just once or twice. I like what he had to say, but I don't think he'll be able to beat Trump on charisma . That's not everything, or maybe that's nothing, as I discuss this next one.

Integrity:

Note that this is NOT the same as honesty, the phrase "honesty and integrity" is not redundant. Trump is truly missing this personality trait. I don't think his word is good for jack squat. That doesn't mean he doesn't mean well and try, some of the time, to make good on what he's promised. It's just that often he has no way of knowing how to accomplish the actions in these promises, so basically, he's a bullshitter.

DeSantis is so much better. I have seen nothing to indicate he's a bullshitter from his 3 1/2 years as Governor of Florida. On this latest (and greatest) action**, with the shipment of a few illegal aliens up to the ritzy island of Martha's Vineyard, this was making good on a threat of his.

Adherence to Principle:

Perhaps this should go with integrity. Here's the deal. Trump has no principles. I voted for him because he cared enough about Americans to bring up the immigration invasion issue. He said he was against American warmongering, which was a nice bonus. He pushed these issues and more, such as gun rights, because he believed in them - till he was told otherwise on most of them. However, on gun rights, for instance, he let Americans down on the bump-stock issue due to media pressure after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. That shows a lack of integrity which is due to his lack of principles. He's not for or against anything due to that silly Constitution - it's the feeelz, which, luckily were aimed in our favor on the big issues, hence my vote twice.

DeSantis understands Federalism. His great job in defending Florida from the Kung Flu panickers demonstrated this. To me, Federalism, as practiced by more and more decent Governors, may possibly be America's way out of the violence that will otherwise come due to the great divisions we have. I'd like to see a guy who understands State's Rights in the oval office - it could be the first since Calvin Coolidge(?).

Common Sense:

Trump is supposed to be street smart and wise to the corrupt Big-Biz ways of NY City (the big one) real estate. Yeah, well, he's also been a rich man his whole life.

That's not the case for DeSantis (read Mr. Hail's post linked-to above). The proof I have of his great common sense was his reaction to the Kung Flu panic. Governor DeSantis of the State of Florida, with a 50 mile coastline (maybe 100 mi.) of old people on one side, and a strip of the same on the southwest coast, saw through the BS and kept things sane in the State of Florida. We have mentioned his good work a few times with the Kung Flu Stupidity topic key, but this subject deserves a whole post ... perhaps by E.H. Hail.

During that time Trump went back and forth listening to this BS and that BS from Dr. Fauci and other experts. He used no common sense in the matter, with the exception of his using this PanicFest to rightfully stop travel from certain foreign countries.


I've bitten off way more than I can chew in this post. I don't know if all the bold things are even personality traits, and I know I've missed others. However, I'm thinking of the traits that apply to the job of being a President for the American people.

I don't know if these two men will run against each other as GOP candidates. I'd read that Ron DeSantis said he wouldn't run if Trump was running. What'd be much better is for each of these men to do what they are best at, based on their differing personalities. What would that mean? It'd mean that Donald Trump would curtail his ego somehow and become the leader of the MAGA Party***, a REAL opposition party to the Potomac Regime UniParty. Ron DeSantis could win the Presidency and be the good-decision-making executive that he has been in the great State of Florida.


* Yeah, I know. We're LONG done with that guy!

** BTW, Ann Coulter's latest column covers this event. She combines discussion on this with discussion of the latest and MASSIVE financial fraud by one White Minnesotan and many Somalian fraudsters. We're talking $240,000,000 - see also Steve Sailer's post on this with the great title "They're Not Making Minnesotans Like They Used to.".

*** It's not the best name one could thing of, but then the hats have already been manufactured, so ...


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Big Biz Nanny is concerned about my electric bill


Posted On: Monday - September 19th 2022 9:49AM MST
In Topics: 
  Economics  Liberty/Libertarianism  Big-Biz Stupidity

Here's the gist of what came in the mail from the power company, in a completely separate letter from the bill, mind you:



Yeah, it was a hot month, maybe a little hotter than the one last year, and we splurged with the A/C, meaning keeping it in the high 70's instead of 81 or so. The unit is pretty dang old. It may need a recharge of refrigerant, and about 1/3 of the fins are crushed in.* I! GET! THAT! I! LIVE! HERE! YOU! DON'T!

I do not need this nanny state Big Biz power company chiding me about my bill. First of all, as "green" as they may act, they'd LUV LUV LUV for people to use more power. The infrastructure for delivery of it is in place - they just got done with some expensive and hairy - if you ask me - work of replacing some old poles in the back yards. If you do all that, you want to use them. If they really need to put more NG units on line, that'd be great business for a monopoly, as they are.

The thing is, I KNOW I paid more - I write out the checks! I look at the numbers on the bills. Yes, that's old hat now, writing checks**. Now, do people who do autopay see the numbers? I assume they get a statement of their power use, if not on paper, then in an email.

It's basic economics. If I pay the bills, I WILL be concerned about power use, hence my cost, going up. That doesn't apply, however, to those getting free rides due to the usual reasons. Sending them this extra letter in the mail won't help them either, because THEY DON'T CARE. (There's another post coming about being a landlord).

I don't know if there are many Americans anymore that understand the whole idea of the free market and the invisible hand and prices as information. Does this company understand that, or are they just virtue signaling, with the cost of these additional mailings being absorbed into the ever rising electricity rates?

I don't need a nanny. Let me handle my electricity use, mmmkayyy?


* There's more to this. I used to comb the condenser fins outside, and I've cleaned out the evaporator inside - it's a split system - though it was pretty clean anyway. (They used to make some great stuff - it's a York unit.) However, we have other plans. Perhaps charging the system would be a good idea, but the unit and more may not be long for this world for other reasons.

** Somewhere on this blog I've mentioned something else about this. It's about a buck for a check and a stamp. Time is involved. I used to pay 4 - 6 months ahead for this reason, but stopped during the Kung Flu PanicFest when there was talk of "forgiveness" of bills coming. The hell if I was going to get screwed on that deal, so I let myself get behind. (It didn't pan out, thankfully.) I may go back to the pay-ahead deal on 2 of the Big Biz bills - they seem pretty reliable in not screwing me as of late.

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[UPDATED 09/23:]
The unit in the house is a York. I had written Ruud, which is the brand of water heater in said house - that thing has also lasted a long long time.]
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Howdy, neighbor!


Posted On: Saturday - September 17th 2022 8:04PM MST
In Topics: 
  Humor  California

For those of us whose States are being infiltrated with refugees from the Blue Zones, we may figure Californians will be the worst. They all come to get out of the mess that the ctrl-left made of the place. Many just don't understand what happened, so they become instrumental in causing the same mess in their new homes. Others, and we hope there are many, DO understand and therefore will vote and act like the "Romans" do.

Hey, California readers, don't give us a hard time. After all, you all are in the only State that has its own topic key.

This Babylon Bee video is pretty good. Welcome to Texas. Now, go home.*




* I saw this wording on a couple of bumper stickers, but it was in and about Florida instead.


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My Pillow, My Phone


Posted On: Saturday - September 17th 2022 7:13PM MST
In Topics: 
  Elections '16 - '24  US Police State  iEspionage

Peak Stupidity has this iEspionage topic key for posts that discuss the modern previously-unimaginable world of free and easy spying on anyone that the smart phones and other devices promote. The iEspionage doesn't just ALLOW easy access to one's information, but it turns the whole realm into a user-provided-content operation. Now the end-user espionage agency has no need for real spy work. Like Amazon's early-on bright idea of having its customers write the reviews, we provide the intelligence to the enemy.

I bet you at this point that any living ex-Soviet KGB, E. German Stasi, or American CIA agents (for that matter) are just eating their hearts out thinking how easy it is to gather intelligence now. "Listen, sonny, when we spied on people, we sat in crappy Soviet cars for a day and a half with no heat looking through binoculars! We'd have to dress as painters to plant bugs in lamps - I don't know how many times I got shocked by 240V! We would cut into sewer pipes to gather stool samples to bring into our unheated headquarters to inspect for food scraps! What do you people do? You sit in your Mama's heated basements in your pajamas, surfing the net and downloading pictures from The Cloud. Your marks text each other what they have for dinner, and if that doesn't happen, they've got pictures of their bowel movements posted on Facebook you can zoom in on! You call yourself spies?! Pssshawww!"



Let's see how things are in America now. The reader may not know of him but Mike Lindell, entrepreneur founder and operator of My Pillow* is one of Donald Trump's biggest boosters and a monetary supporter.

The news is that, because he supports "insurrectionist" Donald Trump, the FBI surrounded Mike Lindell's car at a Hardee's drive-through in . First of all, this is one new reason for me not to use the drive-through anywhere (with the exception of Covid pandemics). Let the lazy bastards park and get out of their vehicles to accomplish the fast-food beat-down.

From the Patriot News website**, we can read POLITICS EXCLUSIVE: MyPillow’s Mike Lindell Speaks out After FBI Seizes Phone. Yes, the Regime Police FBI confiscated his phone.

Being very involved in investigating and documenting the '20 Presidential election CheatFest, I would think Mr. Lindell would be pretty wise to the ways of the Totalitarian ctrl-left. I'm not sure if ANYONE, however, is really ready for how Totalitarian and 3rd-Worldly the American Police State has become. It's not as bad as being taken political prisoner, but the confiscation of one's phone is a big deal now. These hand-held computers have our*** lives on them these days.

There are 2 aspects, I would say, of keeping the damage to a minimum were this to happen to you. First, there is the loss of the information for you, the owner of the device. Backing up the data is important, and it's oh so convenient to put it on The Cloud. Yeah, well, that defeats the 2nd aspect of it, the perusal of your data by these modern versions of spies. You can not use The Cloud and keep deleting info after back-ups, say, the pictures and videos, but keeping the text threads and phone numbers on it is necessary to make the thing useful. It's a pretty difficult task to keep any privacy if you carry a smart phone around. I've written about much of the possible iEspionage activities these things can accomplish, and probably DO accomplish, in this post, and much of it the laymen would have no idea are even happening.

What was Mike Lindell to do, in order to prevent the FBI from confiscating his ideas and plans? Basically, the modern Police State is hard to avoid. It's made worse when we have formerly independent Feral Government law enforcement agencies that are arms of the Potomac Regime. There were Libertarians and Constitutionalists calling America the USSA 20 years ago, before any of this iEspionage. That appellation is definitely appropriate now.

In Soviet Russia, spies spy on you. In modern America, you spy on self.


* My wife may have already supported Mr. Lindell with some purchases, but how many pillows to do need? Per a recommendation from an Unz Review commenter, I will see if we can buy some good towels. Target has many colors of China-made towels - they suck at actually absorbing water though.

** I first got to this story off a link that sent me to the UK Independent. What a biased POS of a site that is! To alert the reader to who Mr. Lindell might be, the only phrases used are "'Presidential election conspiracy theorist". OK, well, I didn't want to link our readers to that one, so I did a duckduckgo search. The first blurb was from the NY Post an outfit, that'd I'd mentioned in the intro of this post should possibly the new "paper of record". Their article used the same terminology used for Mr. Lindell. That's just shameful - no more paper of record support for you!

I gotta start bookmarking the reliably unbiased sites. I did not get to Mr. Lindell's MyPillow site for the news on this, but I'd trust a guy like him over ANY of the news sources.

*** Most of us, that is. I do have a smart phone, but if I lose it, I'm not totally lost like some of us.


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Patata Muy Caliente con los Migrantes


Posted On: Friday - September 16th 2022 5:05PM MST
In Topics: 
  Immigration Stupidity  Humor  Globalists  Zhou Bai Dien



OK, the Babylon Bee is really funny, and their headlines are especially really, really funny. However, with Florida, and our favorite, Governor Ron DeSantis' Martha's Vineyard madness going on, the real story is getting funnier than the Babylon Bee headlines!

If you don't know already, Governor DeSantis took a move from the playbook of Texas Governor Abbott, but from before that, the playbook of millions of hopeful patriotic Americans, and sent 50 Hispanic illegal aliens up to the ritzy Massachusetts island Martha's Vineyard by plane. Peak Stupidity had a post a few weeks back on the efforts of Governor Abbott's good work in The Lamentations of the Mayors*.

This is also a take-off on the Human Trafficking** efforts done by Zhou Bai Dien himself, though the President's efforts have been done at a much higher intensity (probably 2 or 3 orders of magnitude more people, if it's been still going on) and for a different purpose. Bai Dien's idea is to spread out even more illegal aliens in even more middle American places - first by airplane to White Plains, NY and Newburgh, NY, but those were just the intermodal transshipment points (from airplane to bus) for his freight. (Yes, they had their paperwork for shipment of hazardous materials.

Governor Abbott's and now Governor DeSantis' idea is to send these people to places where the Globalist elites live, so they will feel the pain and the public can enjoy their hypocrisy. Though we're only talking 50 people, it's working out swimmingly for these goals already. (Alright, alright, no Kennedy jokes, puhleeze!) Even better would be a serous amount of people, to where the Globalist elite anti-diverse hidey-holes would be swamped like small towns in the midwest with a formerly American-employing meat-packing plants.

Steve Sailer, back doing the stuff he's great at***, writing about this latest fun in Ron DeSantis Is Taking Max Boot Literally, Love and Hate on Martha's Vineyard, and Massachusetts Mobilizes National Guard to Clear Migrants from Martha's Vineyard. The comment threads are fun too, with criticisms suggestions of the events.

That was just my effort at a review and description of what's going. Let me get to some discussion. A point that came up on VDare too and in the Sailer comments is that it'd be better these people be sent in the other direction, somewhere south of Florida and/or Texas. Sure, it'd be right if they all were. I'm guessing that, because so many of them have been prevented from the Bai Dien Administration from being sent out of our country, it's not the ones that could otherwise easily**** be sent back. If they are going to be here, very unfortunately, it's great they are being used in as pawns in this game to show the elites that two can play at this game.

I don't by any means think this move will have the elites suddenly becoming understanding of, and compassionate for, regular Americans who've been suffering through this decades-long invasion. Hahahaaa...no. No, they hate us, and they don't care what happens to us. The point is, it's fun making them feel the pain, and it's a prelude for much more, leading to some righteous blackmail by Americans, led by Federalists like Governor DeSantis.

American patriots are usually too upright and not enough into these tricks to do things like this, but it's time to start. Though it'd seem to be counterproductive, maybe somebody could start up yet another "Non-Governmental refugee resettlement Organization, and make sure to pick these nice elitist ritzy areas for resettlement instead of Minot, North Dakota or Spokane, Washington. Better yet, how about we bus or fly some of these already "resettled" refugees out of our towns and into your Hamptons, Long Island, your Key Wests, Florida, your Palos Altos, California (hello, Ron Unz!), and your San Juan Islands? The possibilities are endless.

Finally, if you read the title of that last of the 3 iSteve posts, you may get yet a bigger belly laugh - BBLs, not LOLs - from this story. Where will the Mass National Guard take these people? More importantly, what if it were 100,000 or more eventually? We can ship them in as fast as they can ship them out. They send a squadron of Hercules, and we send a air wing of Globemasters*****. Lifters, Bitchez!

Back to the "where", I suppose the Mass Guard won't find have the range to fly down to Mexico with this cargo. Nope, they'll probably send them to cities that really cannot afford to put up with errr, put up, these illegal alien "refugees". Yes, two, or more, can play at this game. Local people need to get involved, yet most don't have the courage to be called nasty names, such as when the Refugee Racket places refugees, that have come all the long way through 5 at-peace countries to get here, in their own towns. We need to keep these people mobile, with a general average vector of 225 degrees, due southwest. What we've gotten started here is a big game of Patata Muy Caliente con los Migrantes. Oh, right, for the Gringos reading here, that'd be Illegal Alien Hot Potato. This beats watching Telenovellas, at least.



* We discussed a VDare article by the writer "Washington Watcher II".

** See This Human Trafficking is HUGE. We're gonna need a bigger boat aircraft. for more.

*** I refer here to Mr. E.H. Hail's latest post on his Hail to You site Why does Steve Sailer support the war in Ukraine?.

**** I wrote "easily", but yes, it could be done easily, in fact, if we only tell the Feds to go screw and do it ourselves.

***** Yes, the C-5 Galaxy can hold more, but it might have a harder time getting into the vin-yid.


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TV inanity at the tire store


Posted On: Wednesday - September 14th 2022 7:52PM MST
In Topics: 
  General Stupidity  TV, aka Gov't Media  Americans



(Thanks, Adam Smith, for the Hypno TV image.)


Lately, the Peak Stupidity posts on TV have been related to one of my favorite shows from the 1970's, The Rockford Files. You will find 9 posts on that show under our TV, aka Gov't Media topic key, starting with Peak Rockford Files. Those are upbeat posts and not really applicable per that full topic key name. We were different then, and TV was different then. The trend had started though - they want you to keep that thing on and watch it incessantly.

It's been a while, but my annoyance at this incessant TV-watching stupidity keeps cropping up. Peak Stupidity last posted on TV Inanity in November of last year. We've had a few more post before on what I call "force-feeding of TV" here, here, and here. It's gym's, doctor's offices, store lobbies, airport terminals, and all over.

This one was not too bad in terms of personal annoyance, but ... let me explain. The middle one of the links above was about TV in the lobby of an auto shop. I had to wait a while for they guy to pull out my new car battery, and they didn't like it when I turned off the TV. This time, I had 4 new tires that I was just picking up (uninstalled), so it was a 5 minute wait for the customer ahead to pay*.

Ahhaaa, I saw the remote control for the TV up top at the front of the counter by chance. I wasn't sure this time if anyone was watching it, but I went for the power button. No go. (These things are complicated.) The shop guy came in and exclaimed "That's the TV remote." "I know, I was gonna turn it off." A customer who seemed to have his shit together, appearance-wise, was just dumbfounded, as was the black shop guy. "I was watching", the customer told me. "OK, I couldn't tell."

It's not the TV itself this time, but the reaction that's got me wondering about people. See, they were both looking at me and each other like I was some kind of nutcase. I wanted to ... GASP!... turn off the idiot plate! OMG! It's always on. What would we do, you lunatic?!

That previous time had a really funny ending, because, after it DID go off, because TVs are computers like about everything else, the guys were having a hard time getting it going again. (I left during this fun, haha!) This time, they are disgusted with me, and I'm disgusted with them.


PS: Really, the black shop guy seemed cool otherwise. When I unloaded the old tires (on the rims) earlier in the day, I asked him "hey, can you bounce these like a basketball?" He knew I directed this at him specifically, cause, you know ... and he appreciated that. Then, after the TV thing, we talked old cars for a minute.



* Paying is just not so simple as it used to be though. Those time-saving computers make it take a lot longer.


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Venezuelan Visa-overstayer brings beheading vibrancy to California


Posted On: Tuesday - September 13th 2022 5:20PM MST
In Topics: 
  Immigration Stupidity

Isn't the Great Replacement great?!



(Image shamelessly lifted off of VDare.com, as usual.)


It'd actually be pretty hard for a Venezuelan to pronounce our post title correctly, as Spanish speakers can't distinguish "v"s from "b"s very well. So, the title is very alliterative in Spanish if that makes it all better, but this is a horrible story, not a happy one.

Of all the stupidity in this country, the immigration invasion is Peak Stupidity's number one concern. We have discussed the fact that not all illegal immigrants come into the country via the southern borders of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Many of the Chinese illegal aliens are part of a much more organized set-up, as we related in The China to King Buffet pipeline. Then, as with many of the Chinese too, there is the all-too-easy method of overstaying non-immigrant visas*.

Last week, a "San Carlos**, California" man used a sword to Jose Solano Landaeta a 27 y/o mother of 2 in the middle of the day in the middle of the street. He was actually not anything like a San Carlos, CA man. VDare's new and prolific writer A.W. Morgan has more information on just one detail the Lyin' Press seems to have in advertently missed. Why Aren’t Media Following Weekly Newspaper’s Revelation On Beheading Suspect? He’s An Illegal Alien From Venezuela. Before it went Communist, Venezuela was the crown jewel of South America, but they sure aren't sending their best now.

Not only is this insane murderer an illegal alien, but he is an example of an illegal visa overstayer. He had been in America for 10 years on a tourist visa. They are usually good for a month or so***. Who's checking on them, though? Because it is no longer a serious country, we don't have exit controls as China does. Peak Stupidity discussed this 4 years ago in the post The America motel - they can check in, but .... From that post:
REAL COUNTRIES don't let invasions happen. With the by-far biggest military in the world, and out isolation via the oceans from the big powers over 2 centuries, we've got this part down. Invasions don't always involve marine landing craft, paratroopers, and blitzkriegs, however. Let's not fight the last war, as they say. Having no checks on what visitors to your country do, after they get through the airports, is allowing an invasion, right now. Just read the numbers again - 2016 and '17 were not some fluke, crazy years. This craziness has been going on for decades.

In China, one gets checked upon exiting the country. It's really simple: People-In - People-Out = Accumulation-of-Foreigners. If you have not left within the visa stay period, it's easy enough for a computer to crunch through the numbers in seconds for every visitor, and some Chinese cops WILL come looking for you. It's not like they have to come looking for EVERYONE who's overstayed, for 2 reasons:

1) They don't allow nearly as many immigrants, legally or illegally, so a foreigner STANDS OUT, contrary to in America.

2) Because the Chinese government takes this stuff seriously, being a REAL COUNTRY and all, visitors know this and respect the law out of fear.
In a non-serious country, a young lady can get beheaded on the street by a crazy man who was not supposed to BE HERE. It's non-serious, but at least America's immigration policy is compassionate, keep in mind. Sometimes, having so much compassion results in mothers getting their heads cut off by swords in the street, is all ...



* Tourist visas, business visas, etc.

** San Carlos is on the peninsula south of San Francisco, in San Mateo county.

*** This "month or so" is not to be confused with the 6-month, 2-year, and 10-year terminology used in describing visas. Those are the time periods during which one does not have to obtain a new visa for another trip. They don't refer to the duration one may be in the other country on one stay. You have to leave after a much shorter time.


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