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Biden: It's Time for Afghanistan Forces 'To Fight for Themselves'

Plus: YouTube and radicalization, the infrastructure sham, and more...

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"I do not regret my decision," President Joe Biden told reporters yesterday when asked about the U.S. finally withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.

Some 3,000 U.S. troops were scheduled to leave the area on May 1, per Trump administration orders after negotiations with Taliban leaders. But in April, Biden inexplicably pushed the withdrawal date back to September 11, despite Taliban threats to increase violence if the troops stayed beyond May. Then, in July, he again moved the withdrawal deadline, now to August 31.

These days, Biden is still promising to stay the withdrawal course—despite recent Taliban takeovers of some Afghan cities and war hawk rumblings that it's our duty to stay.

"We spent over a trillion dollars, over 20 years. We trained and equipped with modern equipment over 300,000 Afghan forces," Biden said Tuesday. "They've got to fight for themselves."

Biden echoed Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, who said on Monday "it's their country to defend now; this is their struggle."

This is the right decision. As

The fundamentals of the war have remained unchanged since nearly the beginning. The Taliban insurgency can and will outlast the U.S. occupation and the U.S.-backed regime in Kabul is too corrupt and weak to establish itself as a sovereign. … The fact that we have failed to defeat the Taliban or to effectively establish a new government after almost 20 years of trying strongly suggests it is an unachievable mission and, far from a reason to stay longer, is in fact a compelling reason to leave as soon as possible.

If the U.S. really wants to help the country's people (instead of just pursuing forever-war lust), it should open American borders to more Afghan immigrants.

"The first step is to restart the refugee program that was effectively canceled by President Donald Trump," wrote Glaser and Nowrasteh back in April. "Biden said he wants to welcome 125,000 refugees, but he hasn't taken the first step—authorizing an additional 62,500 this year—even though the presidential determination is sitting on his desk waiting for his signature. Biden could permit entry to 40,000 Afghans a year if he wanted to."

"A second step would be to allow Americans to privately sponsor refugees at their own expense," they add.

The Biden administration has started moving to welcome more refugees, though it's been ridiculously slow moving and narrowly tailored.

The State Department finally announced earlier this month that it would allow more Afghan refugees, but only those who were associated with the U.S. government. "This designation expands the opportunity to permanently resettle in the United States to many thousands of Afghans and their immediate family members who may be at risk due to their U.S. affiliation but who are not eligible for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)," the Department said.

And "the program will not offer evacuation flights for these Afghan refugees, who would have to find a way to leave the country on their own," NBC reported on August 2.


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More evidence that YouTube isn't the radicalization machine people think: 


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The infrastructure bill passed the U.S. Senate yesterday, promising $1.2 trillion in new spending if it goes on to pass the House. Peter Suderman explains why it's "a sham"—and not only that. "It's a sham that sets up a much bigger round of explicitly partisan spending later in the year," he points out:

In a climactic vote this afternoon, 19 Senate Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R–Ky.), signed onto the bill, which calls for $550 billion in new spending as part of more than $1 trillion in funding for roads, bridges, waterways, and broadband. The bill also includes essential infrastructure provisions like, er, requiring unproven new drunk-driving-prevention technology on cars, a vaping ban on Amtrak, and new reporting requirements for cryptocurrency.

The Republicans repeatedly claimed that the spending would be fully paid for, despite plenty of reasons to suspect that it won't be. As Reason's Eric Boehm reported, the Congressional Budget Office, Congress' nonpartisan scorekeeper, estimates that the bill would add at least $256 billion to the deficit, and probably more like $400 billion. Nineteen Republicans voted for it anyway.

The same Republicans also claim that while they support the infrastructure spending, they are deeply opposed to the rest of the Democratic agenda, which is being moved separately as part of a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that Democrats plan to pass on a party line.

You might think of the budget resolution as the "everything else bill." It funds the bulk of President Joe Biden's agenda that is not physical infrastructure.

See also: "When Congress moves fast, it breaks things."


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• Andrew Cuomo is out. The New York governor resigned yesterday amid sexual harassment allegations.

• "The FBI has built a massive network of spies to prevent another domestic attack. But are they busting terrorist plots—or leading them?" asks Trevor Aaronson at Mother Jones.

• The Backpage trial, which was supposed to start later this month, has been postponed again:

• Radley Balko explains "why we can't trust the states to prevent wrongful convictions."

• "For the first time in the history of the country's census-taking, the number of White people in the United States is widely expected to show a decline when the first racial breakdowns from the 2020 Census are reported this week," notes The Washington Post.

• United Airlines is requiring employees to be vaccinated.

• TikTok has overtaken Facebook as the most downloaded app.

• Sigh:

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  1. I do not regret my decision…

    Whichever of his handlers actually made the decision for him, on the other hand…

    1. Hur dur, Biden has dementia.

      You know Biden supporters have won the argument when yours is this pathetic.

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      2. I’m sorry, but the man just doesn’t appear that intellectually sharp.

        1. Holy shit. Jeff had a moment of honesty.

          Of course he used intellectually sharp instead of cognizant.

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      3. “You know Biden supporters have won the argument when yours is this pathetic.”

        You know steaming piles of lefty shit are losers when denying reality is all they got.

      4. If we’re going with the theory that “you lost because you said they’re stupid”, then progressives lost a long, long, long time ago

      5. The man couldn’t even find his way into the White House yesterday without his Secret Service directing him like an airport crew chief on the flightline.

        1. Lol, that’s a great way of putting it.

          And his gait… doesn’t inspire confidence.

          1. “Every day he’s shufflin’!”

        2. He still couldn’t find his way even after they were directing him. He followed the SS agent like he was a puppy.

          1. You know who else followed SS agents?

        3. I hear that he shits on the floor in White House residential quarters and forgets to wipe his but. HAHA!

      6. You know Biden supporters have won the argument when yours is this pathetic.

        You know that FoE’s one-liners aren’t generally arguments, right?

        1. IKR? Raspy is easily triggered.

      7. Yeah I know, just today it was reported that he issued this public statement . . . “BULLIES NEVER FIGHT!”
        So demented.

      8. Check out his recent townhall performance, pathetic shill. Gotta watch australian news to know your own country these days.

      9. The only thing thats progressive about Joe Biden is his dementia.

        Check out skynews oz on the issue. The man frequently has incoherent moments by now. It’s in early stage. Give it a year or two and then we will laugh at you even more.

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  2. More evidence that YouTube isn’t the radicalization machine people think…

    What difference at this point does it make?

    1. But did YouTube make people think that YouTube did not radicalize them?

    2. A few days ago a YT ad was a rap song with a lot of “dinger” utterances. Was surprised they promote and profit from that word.

    3. See, the censorship is working!

  3. The infrastructure bill passed the U.S. Senate yesterday, promising $1.2 trillion in new spending if it goes on to pass the House.

    And this voter puts the blame for losing any pretense of fiscal responsibility on you, the other voters.

    1. Not this voter.

  4. The New York governor resigned yesterday amid sexual harassment allegations. hoping to avoid murder charges.

  5. The New York governor resigned yesterday amid sexual harassment allegations.

    Cuomosexuals are still a protected class, though. Right?

    1. They suddenly disappeared for mysterious reasons.

    2. Which one — the ex-governor, or the ex-parrot?

    3. No, not even by LGBTQ+. Even they have their limits.

      1. So the + is not all inclusive…

        1. Cuomo would make anyone reconsider total inclusion.

  6. But are they busting terrorist plots—or leading them?

    You have to spend money to make money and you have to make plots to foil plots.

    1. Its the break windows rule to fix windows, otherwise who needs window fixers. correct term Glaziers

      1. Henry Hazlitt FTW!

    2. These ice cream cones aren’t going to conspire to lick themselves!

    3. Mother Jones a few years late to the party on figuring this out.

  7. “The LA Times, which is a real paper, has an official Instagram page devoted exclusively to ‘covering’ — i.e., worshipping — Kamala Harris.”

    What’s wrong with that? We Koch / Reason libertarians are obviously going to support Harris in 2024 (or 2028).

    #LibertariansForHarris

    1. OBL, did you help ENB punch up this Roundup? Because the “US should help Afghanistan” – by importing millions of their women-stoning opium-growing 19th century fundie goat-fvckers line was especially hilarious

      1. Think of the food trucks!

        1. Exploding food trucks, amirite?

      2. Nah, Koch-funded libertarians don’t need me to remind them to promote Charles Koch’s open borders agenda. I’m sure it’s in their contracts.

        (Be careful about the Islamophobic imagery, though.)

      3. Just because the United States should stop trying to be the world’s policeman doesn’t mean we don’t still have an obligation to be the world’s social worker.

        1. #reimagineworldpolice

          1. #DefundTheWorldPolice

            #MakeStringPuppetsPayTheirOwnBills

    2. “The LA Times, which is a real paper…”

      Is projectile vomiting a sign of Covid?

  8. The dam Facebook app keeps downloading on my phone and I keep deleting it. Trying to keep up with tiktok I see.

    1. Call an exorcist?

  9. The Biden economy is a well-oiled machine that concentrates wealth at the very top — exactly what Koch / Reason libertarianism has spent decades trying to build.

    The 10 richest Americans have gained a combined $218 billion this year.

    #InDefenseOfBillionaires

  10. Should the US participate in the Olympic Games next year in Beijing? Perhaps not, given communist China’s actions (unleashed a virus killing millions, Uighur genocide, grey zone activities, theft of IP, etc). What is the case to be made that we should participate and assist communist China get legitimacy on the world stage?

    1. Somebody has to support Nike and the NBA. And Disney share holders.

    2. That purple hair chick needs a second chance.

      1. Second chance?
        More like the Country and Western song “Just give me one more last chance”.

      2. It was sky blue in the Arby’s commercial I saw yesterday. Sponsoring Fox news no less.

    3. Well, they are paying the Biden, Kerry, and McConnell families very well.

    4. And that’s just the shitty icing on top of the rest of the “The Least Watched Olympics In History” shitcake.

      I saw a commercial for the closing games. One of the hosts looked like he was straight off of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Except, even Ru Paul knows that when he’s doing an interview with the normies, you leave the clown makeup, wig, and ballgown at home and go with a more traditional suit and glasses.

      On top of that, as you pointed out with ‘next year’, what used to be every 4 yrs. and then every 2 yrs. with opposite seasons, is now every year.

      Tune in for next season’s Pro-Communist Pan-Continental Anti-cultural Shit Show in 2022!

      Fuck no.

      1. I was blown away by the two guys kissing on TV to advertise HIV drugs. That was surprising to me.

        I felt badly that my first thought was, Woke means you Choke (looking at you Rapinhoe), when I heard about the womens soccer team. Then I heard them talk, blaming everyone but themselves, and did not have anymore regrets.

        To me, we cannot confer legitimacy to the communists of China.

        1. That was surprising to me.

          Saw that before elsewhere. It was disgusting. Not because homosexuality is disgusting, but because for decades, ED and matchmaking commercials avoided (and still do) showing people kissing (even, notably, putting them in separate bathtubs) but when it comes to the spread of HIV suddenly we can show people getting intimate.

          More surprising to me was that the bronze medal team in Women’s soccer had a 2-2-2 (3-2-1) record, the silver medal team had a 2-0-4 (3-1-2), record. Admittedly, I don’t watch a lot of soccer and maybe that’s how it is (seemingly would be) across the board with smaller sports/leagues and games that can end in a tie, but it seems like if you’re going to give medals to teams that only win 50% of their games, you might as well give medals to everyone or just not hold the games/event at all.

          1. Again, I don’t want to confer legitimacy to Communist China to begin with. Combine that with supporting preachy, whiny, medal-winning teams with a 50/50 record? Fuck no.

          2. Showing adult male homosexuality will never really work no matter how hard you normalize and force it. There’s a biological revulsion in most men that can be suppressed but never overcome. It’s not the male equivalent of girl on girl, it’s its antithesis.

            In any previous human society that had normalized male homosexuality, it was always pederasty with feminized boys and twinks. Never bear on bear.

            1. No arguing on your personal tastes, but the army of Sparta encouraged homosexuality for group cohesion and all soldiers were roughly in the same adult age range and pretty burly to boot.

              And 300 of them managed to stave off the entire Persian Empire at Thermopolae. Various units of the Continental Army during The Revolution took inspiration from this battle and held banners with Spartan helmets and King Leonidas’ famous slogan “MOLON LABE!” (“Come And Take It!”)

              Again, no arguing on tastes, but all this strikes this freedom-lover as exquistely beautiful! So if that’s what they want, I say kiss away, you big libertarian lugs!

              1. the army of Sparta encouraged homosexuality for group cohesion and all soldiers were roughly in the same adult age range and pretty burly to boot

                Your account/assessment is both inconsistent with Spartan law (males over the age of 30 were punished for being unwed and/or producing no children) and less reliably accurate than Xenophon’s, who contrasted the Spartan army’s preference for character-based platonic relationships with Greece’s preference with physical ones (a debate that was in Greece itself, contentious).

                Again, I don’t exactly have a problem with homosexuality, it’s the between patently false and speculative revisionist history in support of it that really nauseates me.

                1. Exactly. Sparta was no Athens

              2. but the army of Sparta encouraged homosexuality for group cohesion

                No they didn’t. FFS, most gay porn isn’t exactly historically accurate, Encog. Probably better to crack a history book next time, than rely exclusively on Pornhub.

                Sparta was actually pretty down on homosexuality in general, even boy-fucking which was Athens’ deal.

                Here’s a good article on ancient sexuality to educate yourself with: https://www.heritagedaily.com/2018/01/roman-sex-sexuality-slaves-and-lex-scantinia/97996

                1. If only it had a word about Sparta.

                  1. You wouldn’t read it.

            2. There’s a biological revulsion in most men that can be suppressed but never overcome.

              I can, somewhat less than anecdotally, confirm that it’s not just men. Informal polling indicates that women don’t like to watch men kissing other men in any sexual context and more concrete and sophisticated studies indicate that when watching porn, women of all stripes watch porn to perceive themselves as the women (as opposed to men who are largely there to see naked ladies). Straight men don’t like it and all kinds of women, at best, don’t care for it.

              1. FMM and FFMM are a thing, as is Femdom Gay Encouragement. DAP and DVP also have crossover fandom in these categories. And kissing is or can be involved in all of these.

                Try as people may, Rule 34 is not to be denied.

                1. Try as people may, Rule 34 is not to be denied.

                  It’s eight words long and you can’t even understand it. “It exists” makes no assertions to its popularity or wider acceptance, biological or otherwise, much less the implications of associating it with any given cause statement or policy. Tentacle porn exists, that doesn’t mean women really want to be penetrated by tentacles or that portraying women getting penetrated by tentacles is a great way to advertise calamari.

                  It’s getting hard to tell if you’re always this retarded or you’re choosing to be so in this specific case.

                  1. I know you’ve shot your wad on credibility if insults are all you can come with.

                    1. I know you’ve lost when I provide plenty of arguments to refute your assertions and you cry because the mean man called you bad names.

    5. The what games?

  11. …in response to one of the defense lawyers and his staff contracting COVID, despite being vaccinated.

    OBJECTION! This whole COURT is out of antibodies!

    1. YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE COOF!

      1. Golf clap

    2. They didn’t have immunity.

    3. I will check back tomorrow. I expect this post to be gone, because it implies that the vaccines do not work.

  12. “More evidence that YouTube isn’t the radicalization machine people think”

    Maybe not. But I still think Google should ban dangerous far-right channels like shoe0nhead. I mean yeah, she claims to have supported Biden — but she also spews hateful ideas like “borders are good.”

    #ImmigrationAboveAll

    1. We must control ideas, not borders!

      1. Indeed.

        Which reminds me, I think “Free minds and free markets” is a little stale. Reason should change its slogan to “Control ideas, not borders.”

      2. “There are no illegal people. But plenty of illegal thoughts.”

  13. With his signature snark, my least favorite journalist Glenn Greenwald manages to express why AOC is so awesome.

    AOC is making more history as the first-ever radical, subversive threat to bipartisan consensus, two-party rule, corporatism, militarism, and the capitalist system to be celebrated with prime-time CNN specials and Vanity Fair covers: an exciting mark of progress.

    He’s actually correct. AOC — like most American “socialists” — exists to give voters a pretense of rebellion as they obediently line up behind Wall-Street-funded, billionaire-approved establishment Democrats like Joe Biden.

    #OBLsFirstLaw

    1. ^Gem quality.

    2. I guess you’re too stupid to realize Greenwald is arguing that Democrats are too moderate.

      1. I think he’s just mocking AOC for being a fraud.

      2. He’s saying that Democrats pretend to be anti-establishment and anti-one-percent — and that, in his opinion, it’s a bad thing they’re obviously insincere.

        My position as a Koch / Reason libertarian is that Democratic insincerity on economic issues is, in fact, a good thing.

        Get it?

        1. The Democrats are moderates! How dare they!

          1. More precisely, the Democrats govern as the party of Silicon Valley, Wall Street, multimillionaire entertainers, and billionaires — despite campaigning as the party of the working class and poor.

            People like GG find this contrast disappointing. Koch / Reason libertarians realize it’s actually the Dems’ most appealing feature.

          2. 6 trillion in EXTRA spending, GND, working with SV to censor people speaking against the government, sleeping with China and its spies, GND, discussing reprogramming non liberal voters, nationalizing the Capitol Police, normalizing 2 billion in damages from the blm riots, arresting 600 protestors from jan 6th and putting them in solitary confinement, letting the NSA spy domestically and not caring, etc.

            Totally moderate. Fuck off Sullum.

            1. Burn it down bro. You’re gonna love what comes next!

              1. Burn what down? I’m not an anarchist dumbass. But I’m also not an authoritarian fuck like you who doesn’t understand economics and what 11 trillion on excess spending over already high baseline budgeting does im the presence of inflation. Youre the one calling faith in government, increased spending greater regulations, etc moderate.

                So fuck off Sullum.

                1. 11 trillion over 2 years*

                2. It has often been suggested that Republicans are better at overseeing the economy than Democrats. However, an analysis of economic performance since World War II under Democratic versus Republican presidents shows that claims that Republicans are better at managing the economy are simply not true. While the reasons are neither fully understood nor completely attributable to policy choices, data show that the economy has performed much better during Democratic administrations. Economic growth, job creation and industrial production have all been stronger.

                  In fact, a recent paper by economists Alan Blinder and Mark Watson states: “The superiority of economic performance under Democrats rather than Republicans is nearly ubiquitous; it holds almost regardless of how you define success.” Fact-checking groups have investigated similar statements and have found time and time again that they are true. Moreover, past research shows that stock market returns are also higher under Democrats.

                  https://www.jec.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/democrats/2016/6/the-economy-under-democratic-vs-republican-presidents

                  1. “”Democratic versus Republican presidents””

                    It’s the house, not the president that controls the purse.

                    For example, when the deficits started going down on Obama’s watch it was republicans that were in control of the house.

                    1. At best, Team Red are opportunistic reactionaries when it comes to spending.

                    2. One side is wanting to pass a 3.5 Trillion spending bill, the other side is not.

                    3. One side wants to pass far more than 3.5 Trillion in spending. The other side does not.

                  2. The fact that you think the party of the president is the primary driver of debt shows how big of an idiot you are.

          3. Is moderate the term we’re using for neo-feudalist totalitarians now?

      3. Holy shit what a retarded take. Yeah, I’m sure Greenwald is seriously proposing that Snowden would be more successful at dismantling the deep state if he had more Vanity Fair covers.

        Everyone is dumber for reading your post.

    3. This the the OBL I missed…. 🙂

      1. Yup, and what is with the lefties getting so hostile with OBL’s parody and Fist’s ‘tepid takes’ lately?

        So sensitive! Jeez. Zero sense of humor. Typical.

        1. And so unfair, right?

  14. It isnt just CRT teaching kids to be racist that is happening in grade school. Activist teachers are also teaching pro communism and antifa activism.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/third-grade-lesson-virginia-education-department-communism-police-hate-black

    Anthony-Cazenave and Jamie Marquitz, and has children watch a video of someone reading the book “A Is For Activist.”

    The book calls for students to become “abolitionists” and blends indoctrination with learning to read. “C is for Co-Op. Cooperating Cultures. Creative Counter to Corporate Vultures. Oh, and cats. Can you find the cats?” it says.

    Other examples in link.

    1. In ATL they’re segregating students by skin color. Literally

      1. That has been one of the primary objectives of the DNC since slavery.

      2. Dingers sit in the back?

    2. But remember, chemfat thinks we should totally leave curriculums up to these “experts.” Voicing objections and forcing schools to not teach this shit is un-libertarian in his plaque-addled brain.

  15. Biden is still promising to stay the withdrawal force in Afganistan. CCTV Full Form very helpfull in safe house

    1. From recent news stories, it sounds like even if we withdraw all boots on the ground, we will continue to freely rein the Afghan skies worth bombers and jet fighters.

      1. Recently there was a story about the US sending Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson, and Keith Strickland to distract Taliban forces. Killed 200 of them. At what cost though? Anyone do the math to find out how many millions of taxpayer dollars are spent to kill just one bad guy?

        1. Watching the news on Channel Z?

          1. Nothing but static.

            1. You should get out of your own Private Idaho and Roam a little.

              1. As long as it’s within fifteen miles of the Love Shack!

              2. Maybe hunt for some Rock Lobster with Jordan Peterson.

                1. I’ll just hang out at the Funplex

                  1. Just hope Iggy Pop isn’t hanging around. That dude gives me the creeps.

                    1. He not only has a “Lust for Life,” but looks like he’s positively begging for it.

              3. But is it the cool part of Idaho? And what kind of music do yo like?

                Asking for KARen.

        2. Ricky’s been dead for the last 35 years. RIP.

          1. Minor technicality.

            1. He might not agree.

          2. Still voted for Biden.

            1. He braved a broken water pipe to drop his duplicate ballots in an unsecured suitcase

        3. “”At what cost though?””

          500 Rock lobsters

      2. Lol at white Mike responding to a (fellow) bot

        1. That was almost clever.

          1. You realize Dee’s so stupid she didn’t know that’s a bot, right? She responds to bots regularly.

        2. Funnier white Mike comment:

          Mike Laursen
          July.31.2021 at 12:03 pm
          Flag Comment Mute User
          White Knight pointed out, correctly, that you are very logical, but quite unaware that you often engage in not seeking out information that goes against your narratives, garbage-in/garbage-out logic, and not checking your conclusions for basic sanity. You should have listened to White Knight.

          He is still pretending he isnt white Mike lol.

          1. Not a “drop the mic” but rather a “deep-throat the mic” moment.

      3. “” we will continue to freely rein the Afghan skies worth bombers and jet fighters.””

        Congress is talking about repealing the UAMFs. Assuming that is done, there would be no authorization to conduct those missions.

        1. Will that matter? Can’t the executive just invoke the “Fuck you, that’s why” clause and do it anyway?

          1. Depends if a single party rules the executive and legislative branches.

          2. And we can respond by saying: “When you call me a slave, smile!”

            1. Am I supposed to get that?

              1. A reference to Gary Cooper in The Virginian.

  16. Senate democrats take the first step to spend another 3.5 trillion with 0 gop votes.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/senate-democrats-approve-3-trillion-budget-resolution

      1. End of year annual inflation will be closer to 10% than 5%. My prediction.

    1. And sadly 40% of voters still think Biden won’t raise taxes showing the idiocy of democrats.

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/middle-class-voters-taxes-biden-pledge

      Even in the face of already known tax increases like the mileage tax, they live in a state of denial.

    2. jeff and sarc will be here soon to tell us this is “bipartisan” since some of those Ds occasionally vote with some Rs!


  17. Chris Bail
    @chris_bail
    YouTube’s algorithm is *not* radicalizing people according to a study by leading scholars that examined 29 million YouTube viewing sessions and recently appeared in a prestigious peer reviewed

    At least now that they’ve turned it into YouTube Libs

  18. Re “sigh”

    Among the “worshipful” LA Times pieces on Kamala Harris:

    Harris was adamant about gun control. Post-election, reality tells a different story.

    What does Kamala Harris owe Black people? The first bill has just come due.

    Some fear Meena Harris is profiting from her Aunt Kamala’s office.

    It would be nice if Glenn got ALL his facts straight before going straight to “whine” mode. You know, at least once in a while.

    1. He’s just awful, isn’t he?

      I still can’t believe he didn’t retire from journalism in shame after he got #TrumpRussia completely wrong while people like Rachel Maddow got it right.

    2. It is weird watching people be media fanboys. Can you name any other media outlet that has a dedicated Instagram page to any other politician?

    3. Please tell us, specifically, what facts he got wrong.

    4. It would be nice if Glenn got ALL his facts straight

      Really? Do you have an example where he didn’t?

    5. What does Kamala Harris owe Black people? The first bill has just come due.

      How about not busting them (or anyone else) for drug offenses and other victimless crimes? The kackly old Mad-Cow-infested bitch!

    6. He got the most important thing correct, mature news outlets do not have instagram pages dedicated to politicians. You listed 3 stories that may have, if the LA Times did not backpedal, take from their cultish obsession. What of the rest of the coverage? Nothing to see? Didn’t get all your facts straight before making a dubious claim, it seems.

  19. “The FBI has built a massive network of spies to prevent another domestic attack. But are they busting terrorist plots—or leading them?”

    Tomayto tomahto, FBI-Agent agent-provocateur….

    1. “Another domestic terrorist attack”

      Way to propagandize for The Regime, Reason

  20. “Groups make own drugs to fight high drug prices, shortages”
    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Groups-make-own-drugs-to-fight-high-drug-prices-16376782.php

    If you have a combination of high costs and shortages, you KNOW the government has a thumb on the scale.

  21. YouTube’s algorithm is *not* radicalizing people according to a study by leading scholars that examined 29 million YouTube viewing sessions and recently appeared in a prestigious peer reviewed journal

    Appeal to authority much? Makes me assume their conclusion is off by 180. Why else would they have to use so many worthless adjectives?

    1. TOP. MEN.

    2. If they are sociology professors then there is only a 40% chance their work can be reproduced.

  22. Javier Blas
    @JavierBlas
    FULL STATEMENT: The White House urges OPEC+ to pump more oil (above and beyond the current 400,000 b/d monthly hikes the cartel is already implementing) | #OOTT

    If only there was a neighbor north of us who could provide oil. Maybe transfer thousands of gallons through a tube of metal every day.

    Or if there were some unexplored lands even in America or the gulf coast that could lead to some type of energy production….

    1. Oil is bad, mkay? Unless it comes from far away.

      1. The evil you make by burning it is canceled out by the evil that gets done by the regimes we buy it from, it’s like multiplying two negative numbers.

        1. Where does the extra energy used to ship it here figure in?

          1. The same place that mining for rare earth elements to build batteries, shipping steel to build electric cars, firing up the power plants to provide the juice to recharge your car, and the lossy transmission lines figure in.

    2. Those vast petroleum reserves are a myth, perpetrated by Big Oil. Everybody knows that.
      /sarc

    3. Quick note that we’re actually importing more oil from Russia now than from Mexico.

      Joe Biden is Putin’s cock-holster.

    4. Hey, remember that time America was energy independent? It was just earlier this year…

  23. Teachers unions suing mother who is seeking to simply learn what learning materials are being used at her child’s school.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/teachers-union-sues-mom-nicole-solas-to-prevent-school-district-from-releasing-critical-race-teaching-records/

  24. “The LA Times, which is a real paper, has an official Instagram page devoted exclusively to ‘covering’ — i.e., worshipping — Kamala Harris.”

    Nope, not a “real paper”; no better than the NYT, WaPo, or the Chron.

  25. It’s not officially confirmed on the record yet, but rumors are raging that plastic Joker-faced old hag Nancy Pelosi has already decided this is her last term.

    The far left Obama momma media will of course say it’s because she’s old as fuck, which she is, but the real bigger reason is because the democrats’ internal polling is pretty much already a complete disaster. Unless our current depressing, miserable state of affairs improves dramatically in the next year, they’re going to get absolutely shellacked in the midterms, the smarter ones already know it, and she just doesn’t want to be a powerless observer any longer.

    1. “absolutely shellacked in the midterms,”
      count…chickens
      Over-optimism caused complacency and helped seal GOP defeat in 2012 and 2018. Let up one iota and the DNCMedia complex will have the majority of voters thinking every GOP candidate is a son or daughter cloned from Herr Hitler.

      1. Of course November ‘22 is a good ways away, a lot can happen in 15 months. But right now, they’re facing a disaster.

        That’s why Ron Kind, a Manchin style moderate house democrat who has represented a Wisconsin swing district (that went for Trump) for many years, just announced he’s done after this term. It’s going to be extremely difficult for the dems to hold that district, especially with the far left direction they’ve taken.

        1. Someone needs to convince AOC to go stump there.

    2. plus they will lose their majority in about 15 months, so what fun will that be then?

  26. Biden: It’s Time for Afghanistan Forces ‘To Fight for Themselves’

    Looks like his handlers got something right.

  27. “[…]Gov. Andrew Cuomo has resigned over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in New York. The resignation announced Tuesday will take effect in 14 days.”
    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/The-Latest-Cuomo-resigns-over-sexual-harassment-16377228.php

    “Widely hailed” by lefty rags and “news” outlets while the rest of us held our noses over those he murdered by his policies.

    1. Kill one person and you are a murderer. Kill 50 million and you become socialist chairman.

    2. They forgot the scare quotes around “leadership.”

  28. “For the first time in the history of the country’s census-taking, the number of White people in the United States is widely expected to show a decline when the first racial breakdowns from the 2020 Census are reported this week,” notes The Washington Post.

    Is that first time WASPs have shown a decline in census history or the first time WASPs, Dutch, Germans, Spaniards, Italians, Greeks, and Slavs have shown a decline in census history? If you fold “Asians who do well in school” in with white is the decline still consistent? What if you include latinos like Charlie and Martin Sheen? Is Mario Cuomo white?

    1. Fun fact: Arabs and Iranians are white, but Indo-Aryans are Asians, like Koreans. Seems legit.

      1. I continually point out that the people of the Caucasus Mountain region, in Asia, are *defintively* Caucasian.

    2. The same people that tell us “White Replacement” is a conspiracy trope of virulent racists – always seem to be fixated on and celebrating actual white replacement

    3. I am waiting for somebody to use CRISPR to splice some chameleon genes into themselves, so all the “race”-hustling poverty-pimps and victimology vectors of evey shade are all put out of business.

      1. Yeah, I’m sure no one would ever figure out how to sew artificial divisions between the purebloods and the splicers.

        1. If CRT proponents and other “race purists” had their way, the purebloods would kill each other off.

  29. Say their names! Dead men walking.

    Roy Blunt, Missouri
    Richard Burr, North Carolina
    Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia
    Bill Cassidy, Louisiana
    Susan Collins, Maine
    Kevin Cramer, North Dakota
    Mike Crapo, Idaho
    Deb Fischer, Nebraska
    Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
    Chuck Grassley, Iowa
    John Hoeven, North Dakota
    Mitch McConnell, Kentucky
    Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
    Rob Portman, Ohio
    James Risch, Idaho
    Mitt Romney, Utah
    Dan Sullivan, Alaska
    Thom Tillis, North Carolina
    Roger Wicker, Mississippi

    1. I don’t see any men on that list.

    2. 80% of them will be re-elected.

    3. Susan Collins isn’t up until 2026.

  30. Daniel Hale is a true American hero — and was punished for it

    https://www.salon.com/2021/08/11/daniel-hale-nathan-hale-wilkerson/

    Still, figures like Edward Snowden, Tom Drake, Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou and a host of other whistleblowers loom large today above a world full of mostly sycophantic, cowardly and selfish adherents to the “rules.”-Such truth tellers actually better represent the traditional nonconformist American ideal than any of their rule-of-the-road, stick-to-the-script fellow citizens.

    1. Bradley Manning was not a whistleblower.

      1. And why is that?

        1. He had no idea what he was turning over. Contrary to the lies he told after the fact, he wasn’t trying to expose misconduct in Iraq. He was having a hissy fit and decided to violate his oath and try to harm the country.

          1. I can’t wait for some mentally ill tranny in Biden’s military to turn over nuclear secrets because some GS-7 clerk misgendered them.

            “It’s ‘Ma’am!'”

          2. Moreover, he didn’t actually reveal anything that wasn’t already widely known or strongly suspected from other sources. It’s not like nobody thought there were no human rights violations going on in war zones in general or Iraq in specific and he proved they were.

            1. I got some bad news for ya – – –
              The oath you take does not say you will keep secrets unless you think someone else may know about them. It says you will not reveal the secrets. Period. (unlike Obama, that “period” really means the discussion is over)

              1. I wasn’t speaking to his oath (cost) but the value (benefit) or definition of calling him a whistleblower. When everything is quiet and you blow a whistle to draw everyone’s attention to something that should be disquieting, you’re a whistleblower. When you wade into a war zone and all sorts of air horns, alarm bells, sirens are going off, people are dying, and shit is exploding around you and blow a whistle, you aren’t a whistleblower, you’re somewhere between an attention whore and a plain old fucking moron.

        2. Because unlike Snowden, he didn’t whistleblow on actual malfeasance. He just got mad, took a bunch of classified data and released it.

        3. He wasn’t protesting anything, just downloaded hundreds of thousands of messages to a CD. He was mad at the US Army. He didn’t turn into a whistleblower until after he got caught.

    2. This from a knee-crawling, boot-licking lefty shit.

  31. “The Biden administration has started moving to welcome more refugees, though it’s been ridiculously slow moving and narrowly tailored.”

    That’s because Biden/Harris want to ensure that refugees they allow to come to the US are those who will register as Democrats, including Muslim fundamentalists who want to impose Sharia law.

  32. “I do not regret my decision,” President Joe Biden told reporters yesterday when asked about the U.S. finally withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.”

    This is like Bill Clinton taking credit for NAFTA and GATT–only worse.

    “Facing collapse of Afghan peace talks before they even start, the Trump administration has threatened to withhold up to $2 billion in aid unless President Ashraf Ghani and his main rival put aside their political differences and open negotiations with the Taliban.

    Rebuking the Afghan officials as “irresponsible” and dishonorable, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo publicly warned that U.S. aid to the central government could be slashed after his emergency visit to Kabul on Monday failed to resolve the dispute between Ghani and his former coalition partner, Abdullah Abdullah.

    “Because this leadership failure poses a direct threat to U.S. national interests, effective immediately, the U.S. government will initiate a review of the scope of our cooperation with Afghanistan,” Pompeo said.

    The threat was the sharpest sign yet that the Trump administration is distancing itself from its Afghan ally and moving closer to the Taliban. The longtime U.S. adversary has in effect become a wary partner as President Trump seeks to withdraw thousands of American troops before the November election and end America’s longest war.

    —-Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2020

    https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-03-24/us-afghanistan-taliban-peace-talks

    Biden decided not to screw up what Trump had done–once Trump had done all the heavy lifting. Trump negotiated a full withdrawal agreement with the Taliban–something Biden would never have done–and signed it on February 29, 2020, bringing an end to hostilities between the United States and the Taliban.

    When the U.S. backed government in Kabul balked at naming a delegation to negotiate its own peace agreement with the Taliban or release the Taliban prisoners they were still holding, Trump sent Pompeo to sort it out–and threatened to withhold U.S. aid to the U.S. backed government in Kabul. The Kabul government subsequently released the thousands of Taliban prisoners they were holding and named a delegation to negotiate peace with the Taliban in Doha, Qatar. The Kabul government then stalled for time in the hope that Trump would lose the election in 2020–because they assumed Biden wouldn’t withdraw.

    1. The Biden campaign criticized the peace agreement Trump signed with the Taliban on social justice grounds–for failing to protect the rights of women. If Biden won’t withdraw from Afghanistan until the fundamentalists who run the Taliban embrace his progressive ideas about feminism, the Kabul government reasoned, then Joe Biden will never withdraw from Afghanistan. Once it became clear that the Taliban would restart hostilities with the United States if Biden failed to withdraw before May 1, 2021, as the Trump agreement stipulated, Biden decided to not go back to war with the Taliban.

      There were no American casualties from the day Trump signed the agreement with the Taliban on February 29, 2020, and Biden deserves credit for not restarting the war–I suppose. Biden does not deserve credit for deciding to negotiate a peace agreement with the Taliban; Biden does not deserve credit for signing the peace deal with the Taliban; and Biden does not deserve credit for holding the Kabul government’s feet to the fire until they released all the prisoners they were holding as required by the peace agreement. Biden never would have done any of those things, because of the political risks, and he criticized the agreement.

      Biden could have screwed it up. He’s basically accepting a participation trophy for being on the championship little league team–even though he never had an at-bat and never made it onto the field. When Biden was elected, all indications were that he was planning to cancel the win and make us all keep playing until the other team finally decided to let the girl on our team hit a grand slam. To the extent that Biden decided not to screw the pooch after all, he deserves credit for that. Personally, I wouldn’t give Biden or anyone else a trophy for unexpectedly NOT screwing the pooch.

      1. It really doesn’t take a lot of reading to learn that Afghanistan is not a country in Western terms.
        It’s a capital which probably controls the immediate 300 sq. mi., surrounded by tribes which control their (constantly changing) areas.
        Any agreement with the central government is binding on very few people.
        (posted wrong place below)

        1. Most countries are like that, which is why the U.N. is such a joke. People look at it as if it were a representative body, but the regimes in most countries are necessarily representative of the people in those countries. Even in a democratic country like Mexico, if the local police and the governor of the state don’t like what the national legislature and the president are doing, they often just ignore it. The United States and Europe are probably unusual in that the government generally can implement the policies it enacts. Colombia was like that, too. The government controlled a handful of cities, and that was it. The rest of it was controlled by forces beyond the government’s control.

          If you look at political maps of the ancient world or colonial America, they give a distorted picture in that they may show this area controlled by Rome, that part controlled by the Parthians, and the rest of it blank. In colonial America, you get some areas marked English, some French, some Spanish, and the rest of it is blank. There are actually millions of people in those blank areas who have been living there for thousands of years.

          It’s the same way with modern political maps of the globe. Much of the area of Indonesia, Nigeria, and Peru may not be under the control of the government. Pakistan is like that. The government controls Karachi. The areas in the north and along the border with Afghanistan haven’t been under the control of the Karachi government for a long time.

          Trump wanted to give the Kabul government a fighting chance at not having a bloodbath, and so he gave them an opportunity to negotiate an agreement with the Taliban. It was like a golden parachute being negotiated for a CEO who’s company is being taken over in a corporate merger. The Kabul government could have made things hard for the merger to happen, and he wanted them to cooperate with the merger–since we were selling the Kabul government short.

          They blew the negotiation.

        2. Oh, and Sacramento doesn’t represent me at all. Neither does Washington DC at the moment.

          Federalism right now for me makes the subject of a one party government within a one party government.

          Whoever they’re sending to the UN these days doesn’t represent me.

          1. Guy most responsible for a one-party Federal government: your champion, Trump.

    2. One point that you didn’t touch on that is pretty key in highlighting how even Clinton taking credit for NAFTA is being exceedingly generous: Biden is sorry he didn’t stick to the widthdrawal timeline, no apologies for his votes to go their in the first place, for continuing to dump a trillion dollars and American lives into the effort, or, after spending a trillion dollars and American lives, for failing to establish a government capable of supporting itself without US assistance.

    3. “once Trump had done all the heavy lifting”

      LOL, that is an image that just doesn’t work with Trump. The dude is lazy as shit.

  33. The LA Times, which is a real paper, has an official Instagram page devoted exclusively to “covering” — i.e., worshipping — Kamala Harris. You have to see it to believe it. It’s like a creepy fan shrine that a 12-year-old builds for a pop star.

    LOL, are her “fans” really calling themselves the “KHive” like some political version of glorified stripper Beyonce’s idiot stans?

  34. Didn’t know that push-button switchblades were legal now.

    Just bought one of these.

    https://www.grindworx.com/item–Boker-Automatic-Mini-Kalashnikov–10577

    Nifty.

    1. Didn’t know that push-button switchblades were legal now.

      “Legal” is the better term. In many places the legality of the knife is as much dependent on the manner of carry as the mechanical function. Freddie Gray’s knife was completely “legal”. Even if it had been a switchblade, as long as some part of it was showing, it would’ve been “legal”. In IL, switchblades are still illegal unless you have a FOID card.

      1. Still can’t legally carry them across state lines, and some states have maximum blade length. But shit I just bought a push-button switchblade and I think that’s cool.

        1. Several widely-sold brand name knife and toolmakers, for years if not decades, have made standard folding knifes that, with less than a quarter screw turn, effectively become gravity knives. Though “illegal”, I’ve carried one for years (I have a FOID, but I carried it before it was “legal” with a FOID) and never had a problem.

          I’d make a comment about your ability to enjoy the freedom to own a switchblade being dependent on other peoples’ lower cultural aversion to various forms of risk but I wouldn’t want you feeling like you just bought in to the company of people who want Grandmas to die. So, enjoy your switchblade.

          1. I have no idea of what you are saying in that second paragraph. If you’re making a straw man well it scared me away.

            If you want to have a conversation then try replying to things I actually said instead of the voices in your head.

            1. If you want to have a conversation then try replying to things I actually said instead of the voices in your head.

              They must be the voices in your head. I didn’t say you said anything or indicated that anybody should consider any risk one way or the other. I, pretty clearly, just said “Enjoy your switchblade.”

    2. As a teen reading about weapons in things like Colby Books and Soldier of Fortune Magazine, I used to love the idea of a switchblade. I understand the allure. It has the seeming supernatural quality of coming out of nowhere.

      Now that I’m older, wiser, more experienced, and have “given up foolish things,” I say “Meh!”

      Just oil up the swivel of a standard lockblade, hold the the back of the blade, and flick your wrist forward and you get the same effect as a switchblade. Same with a butterfly knife but you hold one end of the handle.

      And you don’t have to say “Big Brother May I?” to own a lockblade or butterfly knife (though stores now ask if you are age 16 or 18, depending on jurisdiction. Hell, what’s up with that? I had a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife and a deerbone-handled mini Buck Knife at age 9 and never harmed myself or anyone else with them.)

      1. It has the seeming supernatural quality of coming out of nowhere.

        As a teen bailing straw with gloves on, holding a line or other object, or needing to get my knife out repeatedly or frequently, I loved the idea of a switchblade or gravity pocket knife. It has the actual natural quality of being opened one-handed, in a single motion, without having to take your gloves off.

  35. It really doesn’t take a lot of reading to learn that Afghanistan is not a country in Western terms.
    It’s a capital which probably controls the immediate 300 sq. mi., surrounded by tribes which control their (constantly changing) areas.
    Any agreement with the central government is binding on very few people.

    1. Yes but the narrative, Sevo. The narrative.
      Why won’t you understand?!

  36. Well, this is a little disappointing.

    https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-vaccines-pfizer-moderna-delta-biden-e9be4bb0-3d10-4f56-8054-5410be357070.html

    Driving the news: The study, conducted by nference and the Mayo Clinic, compared the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in the Mayo Clinic Health System over time from January to July.

    Overall, it found that the Moderna vaccine was 86% effective against infection over the study period, and Pfizer’s was 76%. Moderna’s vaccine was 92% effective against hospitalization and Pfizer’s was 85%.
    But the vaccines’ effectiveness against infection dropped sharply in July, when the Delta variant’s prevalence in Minnesota had risen to over 70%.
    Moderna was 76% effective against infection, and Pfizer was only 42% effective.
    The study found similar results in other states. For example, in Florida, the risk of infection in July for people fully vaccinated with Moderna was about 60% lower than for people fully vaccinated with Pfizer.

    1. Oh, huh, it’s almost like with a 95% effective vaccine and the inviolate law of herd immunity the chances of 800 people, 70+% of whom were vaccinated, turning up with infections, was a statistical impossiblity.

    2. This can’t be. The science was already settled.

    3. Vaccine “works” in spring but fails when the virus actually returns. Sounds about right.

  37. Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines will NOT REQUIRE employees to get vaccinated, breaking with United Airlines’ mandate that workers get vaccinated by October 25th or face getting fired

    They don’t want their pilots exploding midair once China releases its activation virus.

    1. How are they supposed to fly the friendly skies if they can’t get within 6 ft. of the passengers mid-flight?

  38. Radley Balko explains “why we can’t trust the states to prevent wrongful convictions.”

    Used to be because of inadequate defense counsel plus decks stacked in favor of the prosecution, then for four years it was because of Trump, now is it back to the former for Balko?

    1. The story doesn’t supply the answer the headline promises, which is too bad because I’ve been wondering about that for a long time. Why do prosecutors and others in authority want wrong convictions? Are they just sadists?

  39. For the first time in the history of the country’s census-taking, the number of White people in the United States is widely expected to show a decline…

    White people problems. Am I right?

  40. The LA Times, which is a real paper, has an official Instagram page devoted exclusively to “covering” — i.e., worshipping — Kamala Harris. You have to see it to believe it. It’s like a creepy fan shrine that a 12-year-old builds for a pop star…

    Ha, Greenwald. A national treasure, if not for all the commie shit.

  41. There must be some error; Vietnamization was a Republican strategy to get out of a Democratic Party war. How can a ‘true democrat’ be in favor of a republican strategy?

  42. JUST IN: Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines will NOT REQUIRE employees to get vaccinated, breaking with United Airlines’ mandate that workers get vaccinated by October 25th or face getting fired.

    Isn’t that backwards? United Airlines broke with all the others, not vice versa.

    1. UA tried to be a leader, and everyone else realized how easy it will be to poach UA employees.

  43. Both Biden and Trump are right about getting our troops out of there.
    Now let’s get them out of Syria, Africa, the Philippines an the thousands of other locations.

    1. And the rest of the Middle East.

      Bye bye Israel.

      1. Israel is a big-pants people and can stand on it’s own. It now discovered a reserve of oil under it’s crust bigger than Saudi Arabia. And it’ll certainly have the ability to flick off boogers like you.

        1. Israel is crappy apartheid shithole that owes its stolen existence to US military aid.

          1. Yet it has equal citizens of every nationality, color, and creed or no creed. So how does that work in an Apartheid State?

            1. There’s nothing equal in that shithole apartheid state calling itself Israel. You don’t have to take my word for it, listen to a Jew with a conscience.

              Miko Peled is an Israeli, an author, a public speaker and the son of a famous Israeli general.

              He is also opposed to Israeli apartheid of Palestinians.

              In the following video he puts into perspective what you won’t see in our western propaganda.

              Between 40:40 and 43:45 in the video he describes Israeli terrorism.

              http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TOaxAckFCuQ

  44. Pretty amazing that after 20 years and literally trillions of dollars (with a T), The Afghan government is unable to defend the major cities of Afghanistan.
    The government has armored Humvees, tanks, artillery pieces, and lots of helicopters and ground attack airplanes.
    The Afghan government has basically unlimited amounts of ammunition, courtesy of the American taxpayer.
    Include American air power in addition to the government air force.
    The Taliban don’t have a single tank, artillery piece, helicopter or airplane.
    Yet the Taliban is about to conquer the entire country.
    Our American Generals should be ashamed of themselves that they could not put together an effective Army after all that time and money.
    Better to have just given the money to local warlords who would have defended their own local area

    1. It makes me suspect that both the Afghan government/Northern Alliance were secretly alligned with the Taliban all alone, but the former sided with the U.S. as a front and as a saboteur operating in our midst. It would make perfect sense.

  45. Rand Paul banned from Twitter for “misinformation” because he said masks don’t work? And it’s not even in the Roundup?

    1. “Masks don’t work” is a clear call to put on your buffalo hat and overthrow the government.

  46. “United Airlines is requiring employees to be vaccinated.”

    Obviously, they heard about the Delta variant, and don’t want a United Airlines variant.

  47. But but but I thought white replacement was a conspiracy theory!

  48. People “sided” with us so they could get the money and equipment we were giving out. The initial batch of “police” mostly sold their guns after getting them. Without our continued presence and the consequent money and equipment, there is no motive for being on our side any longer. The Taliban love to show off their pre-owned Humvees.

    1. The courageous Arabs of the Middle East have been living a red white and blue dawn scenario for nearly a century.

      Were the shoe on the other foot with Arab campaigns of aggression on western soil, western wimps would have surrendered long ago.

      1. You might have surrendered, creep, especially to the likes of Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who sided with the Nazis.

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