Here it is 2021 and our nation still sits in limbo. Almost two months since the election and we still don’t know if we have a constitutional republic or a banana republic. It won’t be long now before we do know. When the evidence of voter fraud started coming out I was confident that President Trump would prevail, but only after it reached the Supreme Court. It didn’t take long before it became clear that this fraud wasn’t going to be corrected at the state level. Recounting fraudulent votes is just a waste of time and money and the lower courts didn’t appear to have any interest in hearing evidence on what could be the single largest case of voter fraud in US history. Despite all of that I still felt confident in Trump’s eventual win. My confidence was based on the assumption we had at least five honest, honorable justices on the Supreme Court. It turns out that was a ridiculous assumption. No one, not even the SC wants to look into this. What has become painfully obvious since the events of election night is that most everyone in Washington DC does not want a Trump second term. For four years President Trump has been interfering with their “Business as usual” and that is something they cannot have. That’s the something every politician, judge, and bureaucrat in DC, regardless of political leanings, can all agree on.

I still have a small hope that Trump will be president on January 21. Wishful thinking? Maybe. Delusional? Possibly. The president still has some (unlikely) avenues to victory in the courts, “unlikely” not on legal merit, but because the entire justice system seems determined to not get involved in this dispute. Apparently, “hanging chads” are enough to get the courts involved, but the mountains of available evidence corroborating massive voter fraud in 2020 is not.

Then there are the various maneuvers involving the Electoral College and the counting of votes on January 6. All of those plans rely entirely on the moral courage of republican politicians and Vice President Pence. VP Pence seems to be an honest man, and a genuinely nice guy, but I’m not sure he has the intestinal fortitude to do what needs to be done. We shall see, soon.

Finally, there has also been much talk about the “Crossing the Rubicon” path to victory. I don’t know if President Trump is willing to do that. All of his past behavior has shown deference for our legal system and staying within that realm. He might not have a choice, though. The democrats are practically guaranteeing they’re going to go after him once they’re in charge. Just like the sham impeachment trial, they’ll find something to prosecute him on and won’t stop until he’s in prison. It’s very possible they’ll go after some of his family too. If President Trump did go the “Rubicon” route I wouldn’t blame him. In the last four years the democrats have shown that nothing gets in the way of their agenda, not the law and certainly not anything resembling morality.

Regardless of the election outcome there will be a large group of Americans that won’t accept the results. The already Grand Canyon-sized gulf between the two sides will only continue to widen. Eventually our country is going to war with itself, and not the mostly cold war we’ve had up till now. Will it become an all-out shooting war in 2021? Maybe, if the democrats succeed in stealing this, but if not in 2021, eventually. A war is inevitable now. We have two large groups in this county with completely contrary ideas on what government is and what it should be doing in people’s lives. Those two ideas cannot be reconciled. One will eventually have to win out.

The issue will only be compounded by the country’s growing financial instability. Our extreme overreaction to Covid 19 might be the final nail in the coffin. We’ve kicked the can down the road about as far as possible. I’m convinced major economic hard times are coming, whoever is in the White House. A nasty financial downturn will only hasten what is eventually coming and might actually trigger it.

But for now we’re just spectators waiting to see the outcome of all of this, and whether law and justice still matter or this nation descends into darkness.

Chinavirusmeltdownshitshow® Update

It’s been over four months since my last update. Nearly everything is the same so I won’t go into a long post about it. At work only one employee has not come back and it is not Covid related. Our Democrat governor ordered his indoor mask mandate in July, and as expected he keeps extending it, probably until Christmas 2021 if he thinks he can get away with it. The courts don’t seem to want to get involved. Actual mask enforcement at the stores is varied with the larger corporate owned places like Walmart strictly enforcing it while smaller “Mom and Pop” shops much less so. At the places I frequent they have mask signs up but don’t require them. From my observations public compliance at those places appears to be hovering around 50%. I still don’t personally know a single person that had Chinawuhanbatsoupvirus, or at least knew they did.

More updates to follow.

Chinavirusmeltdownshitshow® Update

It’s been over a month since my last report and little has changed. Work is about the same with staffing still hovering around 90%.

The only major change is that last week our governor signed an executive order mandating the wearing of masks inside stores, shops, etc. This is being legally challenged by our attorney general. Two of the governor’s previous Chinawuhanbatsoupvirus executive orders have already been shot down in court, so that’s not a good sign, for him.

I’ve been out shopping three times since the order began and participation by stores was mixed. My local Walmart was strictly enforcing it, with an employee and two unarmed guards at the front door to make sure you didn’t come in without a mask. A gun shop not far from my house was not requiring it at all. The employees were not wearing masks and it wasn’t even mentioned the entire time I was there. The convenience store I frequent most had signs up saying “Masks must be worn inside,” but they didn’t seem to be enforcing it. I sat in my car a moment while I watched several unmasked customers coming and going. I went inside myself and no one said a thing. Back in my car, I sat and watched a few minutes more and around 50% were not complying. I was happy to see that at least half my fellow citizens were (figuratively) giving our governor the middle finger and not blindly following his unlawful order.

More updates to follow.

Things to do in 2020

Yes, I know the year is halfway over, and this country has already driven over the cliff, but you still have time to prepare. If you’ve already been doing these things, great! Keep doing it as long as you can. But this post is more for those who are just now coming to terms with the fact that something bad is coming to this nation. You need to catch up as quickly as possible.

1) Buy more food – Stock up on non-perishable food items. If the food won’t last long without electricity leave it at the store. You and yours should be able to survive a minimum of six months without leaving your home. Water is also part of the equation and you should have the ability to store, or least purify, large quantities of water for drinking.

2) Buy guns, ammunition, and accessories – When you need them, you’re really going to need them. Ammo should be the priority if you already own a few quality firearms. Well-made guns that are cared for should last a lifetime, the ammunition is going to run out sooner than you imagine. Of course, you need to be proficient with them too.

3) Reduce your tax liability – If there’s one thing both political parties can agree on it’s spending money that we don’t actually have. They might disagree on who gets it, but they can all agree in principle that spending the nation’s future is perfectly fine. Stop contributing to the insanity, or at least give as little as you can.

4) Stop thinking that we’re going to vote our way out of this mess – I know we all learned in high school civics class that voting is a privilege and a duty. By all means go ahead and vote, but put the notion that this nation’s problems are going to be solved so easily out of your head. That’s how we got the problems in the first place. There are no easy solutions for what’s coming.

5) Try not to worry so much – I know this one is probably the hardest of them all, but there are times when you have absolutely no say over what happens. In those cases try not to let it bother you. Change the things you actually have control over. That’s all you can do, all the rest is wasted energy

Chinavirusmeltdownshitshow® Update

At work things have returned to a (sort of) normal. Most of my coworkers have come back and staffing is now over 90%. The only employees that haven’t returned are a few with very serious preexisting health conditions, like heart and respiratory issues.

As for masks, I see fewer of them every day. I’m still seeing more while shopping than at work. At work about 25% are still wearing them, and the majority of those only “wear” them under their chins, or if it was possible to be more stupid looking, hanging from one ear. Apparently, showing how much you care by walking around with a useless mask is the new status symbol among the leftist lunatic fringe.

As for surprises during the Chinavirusmeltdownshitshow®, there have been very few. I was not surprised that politicians like power, and to abuse it. I was not surprised that there are law enforcement officers more than willing to violate the rights of the people they serve on the unlawful orders of their superiors. I was not surprised that most people take what they see on the news as gospel without giving it one moment of considered thought.

I was surprised that there wasn’t a larger backlash to the shutdown, and sooner. Perhaps modern Americans aren’t as freedom loving as I thought.

I guess the biggest surprise for me, though, was the number of people I personally know, people that I thought were rational, reasonable people, who turned out not to be. I guess you don’t really know someone until you see them in a crisis.

I still don’t personally know a single person that contracted the Chinawuhanbatsoupvirus, or at least knew they did.