The Little Green Footballs ALEXA Report January 2020

It’s fun to plunge into the ALEXA statistical statistics occasionally to see how Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs is recovering from the plummet that began around 2008.

With the exception of a few unusual spikes in traffic, the decline has been steady, and the past 90 days is no exception.

In July 2008, Little Green Footballs clocked in at about 15,500 on Alexa website rankings.

204 Comments on “The Little Green Footballs ALEXA Report January 2020”

  1. dezzez says:

    Narrator: They refuse to worship my lack of talent.

    Narrator: My shit never sells and I tanked my website.

    Oh Chuck, just so ya know, I sent Amazon a screen shot and a link to your opinion of them, enjoy.

  2. Koko says:

    Main take-away. Bolton is the new darling tool of the left! What a fool. Does he think this will guarantee sales? Like all those lefturds who hate his guts are going to buy his book? And now that he’s gone rogue against Trump does he think WE’LL buy his book? LOL! His ego was too big to submit to the real boss. Now he can go give interviews to lilly livered Bill Krystol and Paul Gigot. And they can all speak softly to each other and harumph and what not!. 🙂 Maybe George Will could get in there and throw in some big words like scalliwag or raggamuffin.

    • Arachne says:

      Who is Bolton going to sell his book TO? Conservatives now loathe him; Never Trumpers never DID like him and frankly, the left wouldn’t enrich him by buying it.

      • Octopus says:

        Very good question! That book’s only shot is to appeal to Trump-haters, but the whole group hates him just as much.

  3. Koko says:

    Hmmmm. The field?

    The mayor reacted to Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash on Sunday at the beginning of a Fox News town hall in Iowa.

    “There are millions of people, not just in Los Angeles, but around the world right now mourning because they were inspired by what he did on the field, what he meant off the field,” Buttigieg said.

    • Octopus says:

      Buttplug is still in the race? 😆

      • rightymouse says:

        Andrew Yang is still breathing too.

        • Abu penis penis penis lol says:

          I am more fearful of St. Bootygig and Yang then the “top tier” donks. The alt-Left will vote against POTUS. I’m worried about the centrist libs rallying behind Yang or the former mayor of Southbendover, IN. Hope I’m wrong, as usual.

  4. Octopus says:

    Song Of The Year:

    • Octopus says:

      How horrible for the music, to be subjected to Gus! 😆

  5. Octopus says:

    The unpublished draft copy of the money-grab book was leaked to the NYT, and it contains a blockbuster paragraph that is contradicted by all the evidence that has been introduced in the impeachment trial. Isn’t that KA-RAAAZY? 😆

    Gee, I wonder how and why this could possibly happen, especially considering Bolton’s bitterness at being ignored and fired by Trump due to his war-first stance on everything. I mean, it’s so puzzling…

  6. Octopus says:

    Fascinating story. Important case. He’s got a recording of the whole thing, and it still might not be enough.

  7. Koko says:

    Another kind of sad thing about the Kobe crash is he clearly had carte blanche at that airport to bring anyone he wanted onto that heli with no signage. I started wondering why they can’t get the passengers identified! It’s because there was no manifest. They were having to tease it out of panicked family members and frankly, charred bodies.

  8. Koko says:

    Looks like a plague induced market correction today. Woo hoo. Toss in your cash! If it’s really Captain Trips you’re screwed anyway! 😆

    • Octopus says:

      Time for some Lizzo — I just learned she was from Detroit. That changes everything! 😆

      • Koko says:

        She’s pretty darn cute and rather ready with the smart aleck. 🙂 They say she’s classically trained on flute. Sounds like it even though she didn’t have anything worked up. Just the initial flourish of chromatic scale. Typical woodwind skill. Good sound production.

    • OLT's Scorpion and Frog says:

      He wants to be the new John McCain (i.e., the only Repub that the MSM likes).

      Won’t do him any good. I wish someone would slap some sense into him. Apparently he has no friends in the Senate.

  9. Koko says:

    Chonk didn’t understand Ken Starr’s point! Equal justice under law, impartiality, fairness. He’s admitting it! He holds no value for those things. What a complete douche and useful tool for actual sinister forces. Chonk’s too stupid and laughable to be sinister himself. LOL!

    Ken Starr just finished his statement without even getting close to a point.
    1 hour ago

  10. Abu says:

    Off topic:
    Seeing the slow-mo commercials of ski dudes doing tricks with mounted selfie cameras makes me root for an uptick in natural selection.
    / does that make me bad?

  11. Bunk X says:

  12. Bunk X says:

    • Octopus says:

      “It’s big and black, and automatic, with the thing that goes up and 50-round clips so you can kill every kid in the school, along with that teacher you hate.”

    • Octopus says:

      You know what I really like about the Coronavirus? The fact that you can have it and be contagious for two weeks before you show any signs of illness yourself. That’s really cool, the stealth-factor. 😯

      • Octopus says:

        Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweets:

        “The news out of China is alarming, because the corona virus causes a new-monia that we don’t know how to treat. We could handle the old-monia.”

  13. Koko says:

    Yeah so I was curious a few days ago about Billie Eilish because I read somewhere she’s up for a Grammy. Oh plus she did a climate thing with Woody Harrelson recently who I’m pretty confident easily banged the crap out of her either before or immediately after. Disclaimer: let me say I’ve never ever given a flying shit about the Grammys. Anyhoo – So I randomly checked out the Bad Guy(Woody, obviously!) vid, not knowing it was the nominee cut. It starts off with her laughing about her invisilign gear which I had to look up. It’s low rent teenage tooth alignment evidently. Then she more or less goofs off like my kids could in front of the camera. All the while whispering, (not singing)some crap I don’t care about. The YouTube comments mostly deride her lack of skill and talent and maturity. And the most updings in the comments are for a guy who calls himself Bald Guy! Which apparently everyone finds ticklishly funny! And I do too. I kind of feel sorry for this chick. Hopefully she gets it that she’s a punchline, not a prom queen. Sweety Barbara Streisand you ain’t. Nor Celine Dion. Not even a drug addled Whitney Houston. It’s always been pop garbage but I’m just self-satisfied that it has gotten even worse to the point of self-mockery. And I never paid attention in all those years. WIN!!!!

    • Octopus says:

      You are officially a member of the, “Get Off My Lawn!” – Old Men’s Club. Welcome!

      I couldn’t believe how bad this song was, either. That’s why I posted it. Mind you, her brother also won bigly as her producer and co-writer, and is being hailed as a “Young Genius In The Mozartian Mode.” Harrumph! 😆

    • rightymouse says:

      That blue-haired chick who ‘sang’ that stupid ‘song’ won a Grammy? Gawd. 😆

  14. Octopus says:

    A 65-yr-old man spends his day thusly:

  15. Octopus says:

    “Bombshell!” Oh, surely the walls are closing in, and the wheels are flying off in all directions…

    But wait…

    Never mind.

  16. Koko says:

    Stuart Varney just referenced the Don LeMON vid where he and his gay pals (NTTAWWI) are veritably tittering at we gullible Gumpish rubes who support Trump. Don nearly collapses with self satisfied superior humor.

    I thought it was interesting that Stuart Varney commented he’s been looked down upon his whole life. Referring to his British upbringing of course. Reminded me of the time we (the fam – kids, cousin, BIL, Inlaws) were slated in the famous Grosvenor Hotel in London. ‘08. We were waiting for our rooms in the lobby. My BIL starts playing cocktail piano on the baby grand. No one’s impressed despite he sounds like Bill Evans. There was a clearly wealthy lady sitting near us who wasn’t even slightly amused by our kids antics nor our pink and purple Walmart luggage. 😁. And refused to make eye contact much less any friendly gesture. The class division and derision were palpable. I could tell she’d made a mental note to speak with management later about the American riff raff. The room was awesome with a great room and Churchillean desk, big screen TV, separate bedroom with another flat screen tele. Room service – more martinis and those hot crunchy wasabi peas.

    Side note – there’s a whole fricking train station beneath that place.

    • rightymouse says:

      Their dismissive arrogance for over half the U.S. is appalling. Makes me sick.
      I loved London when I was there, but that was a long time ago. I flew from Bangkok with my Brit boyfriend for a wedding. We had the BEST Indian food one night. Ok. Am hungry now & called my hubby. Want to go have Indian food tonight. 🙂

      • rightymouse says:

        I also went to London when I was younger. My parents had friends who lived near London. We stayed at their house. I remember that they had an outhouse which I thought was really weird because we had indoor toilets in Bangkok. 😆

  17. Koko says:

    For your palate.

  18. Koko says:

    She won a Grammy one time right? Or an Emmy or something. I dunno this crap just played in the background when I grew up.

    • Octopus says:

      My Mom was big into Steve and Eydie. I didn’t listen to that kind of music then unless it was on in the car, and I couldn’t escape. I like it now. 🙂

  19. Koko says:

    Yeah we had this. You don’t.

    • Koko says:

      I love it. At about 11 minutes in she has a hold of a hi tech condensor mic. Yeah, I’m not kidding 21st century tech… back then. They didn’t fuck around No extra sound, it’s just faithfully picking up her great voice! Well done lads! She’s got a nice swinging mo town feel. For a Brit girl. You have to see at 17:00 mins. If you could see me now!! Just great chops. Taken too young.

    • rightymouse says:

      Some of this music I have trouble relating to because my exposure to music early on was mostly classical & opera. When I was a budding pre-teen/teen, then it was the Beatles & the popular Western music of the 60’s & 70’s.

      • Koko says:

        Well if you missed some pop music along the way you’re just fine. 👍 😄. I’m just ruminating. Not trying to make a point. But I thought it would be fun for those of us who do remember what happened to ironically compare or juxtapose our memories with what now poses as reality.😆

  20. Koko says:

    This was pretty funny.

    After years of traveling up there I find their hard core accent endearing. Like I was watching a PBS show about the Cassini probe going to Saturn. And some astro-physicist named McDonough starts talking like the Artful Dodger. I’m instantly in love. She’s talking about Roche points. And I’d do anything for you dear,anything. Yes I’d do …..

  21. Koko says:

    To answer your question my friend (can you find another country that can fuck up this bad?). I would say no. You’re absolutely in it. Maybe some other third world shit hole. But no other large supposedly developed country would let this happen. Has to do with the fundamental lack of respect for the individual. The Chinese governmental mindset is devoid of empathy. People are just problems. Dead people, less so.

  22. Octopus says:

    Sad Day: They caught Penis Man. 😦

    However…he claims he’s not the original PM, and there are other copycats out there. We shall see. In the meantime, in-between time…


    • Koko says:

      I feel I must do something to help support this poor courageous soul. Please take this as a token of my penis penis penis LOL! solidarity.
      _________( )……………

      • Koko says:

        Looked way better before I hit post 😄

        • Octopus says:

          This guy probably looked better before he started hitting the bong, too. I mean, let’s take him at his word, that he’s just an imitator: how high did he have to be, to see that there is a police hunt for an elusive “Penis Man”-tagger, so he thinks, “Hey, I should go out and start tagging everything in that dude’s honor!” I mean, what is the point? Where’s the upside? All I can think of is this scene, the greatest of one strange dude’s career:

          • Octopus says:

            Is this sexist? I can hear some whingey keening, off in the distance…

          • Octopus says:


            Somebody tell Tom Cruise’s “Magnolia”-character about this rubbish! 😆

            “Laddish behavior,” indeed. Btw, I can’t wait for the Super Bowl. Mahomes!

          • rightymouse says:

            Thank God I never watched that Tom Cruise crap. Oy! 😯

          • rightymouse says:

            #1 stepson’s b-day is this weekend, but since hubby is hunkering down for Super Bowl on Sunday, we’ll take him, wife & my beautiful little grandson out on Saturday. Which reminds me. TELL YOUR GIRLS TO GET BUSY with the procreation. When you hold your first grandchild, life will never be the same. Trust me. 🙂

          • Octopus says:

            Much as I’d like to be spoiling a grandkid right now, my girls are both building their careers and not in a great position to pop out a poptart right now. Not that it’s ever convenient, being an earthquake that changes everything about your life (if you’re doing it right…or wrong, for that matter). I think in a few years they’ll be better able to handle the cost and stress. Oh, and the younger one’s sworn off relationships entirely this month, so there’s that.

            I love babysitting their dogs, though. Especially the dachshund, Henry. I never knew I was a lapdog kind of guy, but I totally get it now. 🙂

  23. rightymouse says:

    This is the kind of tweet that sends Trump supporters and those on the fence running in his direction. Note: see fallout from Don Lemon’s latest catastrophe on CNN. And while you’re at it, check out your crappy ALEXA rating. Asshole.

    • dezzez says:

      With Chucks predilection for projection, it’s a safe bet he just shit his pants and is too lazy to get up and get cleaned up.

    • Bunk X says:

      He’s absolutely terrified. So terrified, in fact, that he signed one of the biggest trade deals in recent history and is getting Mexico to pay for the wall at the same time.

      • Octopus says:

        Chonky’s walls are squeezing in on his pannus-space, so he’s even more desperate than usual. People are laughing at Bolton’s obvious, craven bid for booksales. The sham-peachment trial will be laughed out of court on Friday, according to many.

  24. Koko says:

    I’m sitting in a dr. office waiting room. It’s blasting out ABC news and Stephy’s clown show. John Bolton (the Not-see we always hated) MUST be heard!!! Great comic relief! Wife’s having routine colonoscopy, so no worries. She’s not getting flowers or candy either😁

    • OLT's Joking. No Butt Stuff. says:

      I want flowers and candy after butt stuff with strangers.


      • rightymouse says:

        One time after I had a butt exam, hubby took me for a glorious breakfast and I passed out while at the restaurant. BP or blood sugar crashed.

        • Octopus says:


          That’s why I avoid butt-stuff with strangers. And friendlies, for that matter.

          • rightymouse says:

            Am surprised your doctor hasn’t insisted. 😯

          • ISTE says:

            Yeah, the worst thing is when you have a “routine” prostate exam and you realise the doctor has both hands on your shoulders. 😦

          • Bunk X says:

            “I grew up in a town so small that the dentist and the proctologist was the same guy. It was okay, though, as long as you scheduled your dental appointment for early in the morning.” -Richard Bowden

          • Octopus says:

            One time the doctor got drunk and drilled somebody in the butt. Had nothing to do with work, though. He was in the wrong part of town. Across the tracks. Was lucky to escape with his life…

          • Koko says:

            ISTE got me!! Spit pop out my nose! 🤣

    • Bunk X says:

      My appointment with Dr. RotoRooter is scheduled for tomorrow AM. WOOHOO!

  25. Koko says:

    NBC correspondent acts like Adam Schiff took over her body. Zeldin’s like WTF? If I give a good answer you interrupt me! If I give a bad answer I get to continue speaking. That’s how this works.

  26. ISTE says:


    • ISTE says:

      I may do a serious study and a post about Popeye’s.

      If I go into the local one and order a 12 piece box of chicken when I get home it is just scrawny wings and dried up other chicken parts.

      If I order a 12 piece box of chicken online to be delivered I get a shit load of chicken that lasts me three days.

      You know the saying from “alien” In space nobody can hear you scream.

      Well, ordering online for delivery… “nobody knows what colour you are”

      As in… I order at the store personally and I get a box of fucking crap chicken. Order online add get same thing delivered and it is great.

      • Octopus says:

        Pro-tip: Order online from this day forth. 😆

        • Octopus says:

          Pro-tip #2: Do NOT answer the door in an obvious blackface get-up. That wouldn’t help anything.

          • ISTE says:

            You say blackface? Well when Doordash delivers meals they text you name and picture of delivery person. Tonight was Alfredo. At least this time delivery person was same gender as picture. Not ONCE has name and picture matched.

          • Octopus says:

            “Alfredo” does a pretty good job, I take it? Doesn’t help himself to a wing or drumstick, and some fries? Because that’s been a problem around here with delivery people. They think it’s their job to taste-test the food, to make sure it’s safe.

        • ISTE says:

          I do, for popeyes costs me about $10 more with delivery fee and tip but I online order several meals.Eat some, freeze the rest.

          • Octopus says:

            It’s tasty chicken, I’ll give them that. There are better places closer to home, though, that aren’t part of a chain. You’d think those people would have had their fill with chains, you know? (there’s a clanker)

          • ISTE says:

            I agree, but sometimes I crave and desire certain food. In the old days it meant driving while intoxicated and risking a DUI, DWI and all the other three letter things that mean you end up in jail.

            Now I can satisfy my food craving and other fetishes, it costs me more but…

            No danger of me killing anyone while driving.

  27. Bunk X says:

    1st 8oz glass of ColonBlow™ down. Tasted kinda like slimy AlkaSeltzer™.

  28. Octopus says:

    Phil Hartman’s third wife was a grasping bitch and a coke-fiend. And, a murderer.

    Good-looking gal, though. 🙂

  29. ISTE says:

    Things I do not tell people I know in person but.

    About a year ago I was hungry and it was dark, and I had a few drinks. So off I went to get food in the car!

    To cut a long story short, got to take away place OK.

    Now, getting back home I got lost. No problem, got that GPS direction thingy on my phone. Phone said “no signal, fuck all battery left and you are on your own” or something like that.

    So, lost in Houston, not exactly drunk but, well not exactly in any state to drive. And no fucking idea where I was, so just drove slowly in the direction I thought was home.

    I got this, my instincts kicked in. Thought I knew where I was, made a left turn and there was three lanes of headlights coming straight for me. Yep, my basic, primeval instincts kicked in.

    However, I am English. You crazy bastards in the USA drive on the wrong side of the road!!!!!!!

    The moral of the story? Zero drink and drive for me EVER now, and also my basic survival instincts used here gonna get me killed… Different country, different rules.

    Grub Hub is my friend!

    • ISTE says:

      Also, if I am VERY tired then sometimes I end up on the wrong side of the road. Even after 22 years here.

      • Koko says:

        Well! You mentioning you are English opens up a whole new vista of conversation. Let me say I’M English too. You can tell by my surname, Wells. And my forename which I can’t reveal. But it’s a British name of a …well..a city. In England. Picked randomly from a map by my 8th grade educated 1/4th American Indian mom. Elizabeth Warren would kill for that mutt pedigree. 😄. It’s like if someone named their kid Chichester. Or say, Dent (a village in Dentdale). Really pointless. But the cool thing is people here, and by people I mean girls, think anything British sounding is like cool and classy. So I pretend I’m part of the giant massive world conquering juggernaut of Britain. I think I’m actually Scottish on the European side and probably part Cherman. Because who isn’t? 🤣. I say Cherman as a running joke because everyone else in my family either thinks they’re German or wants to be German. I’ve no idea why. They speak German, and correspond with Germans. And go to Germany and study Bach’s organ music. I was once corrected by my niece for ordering a WAR-steiner bier. It’s Varsteiner you fucking idiot! 🤓. Alrighty then!

        • Octopus says:

          I never drink and drive anymore. Just not worth the risk. When I think back on my younger days, driving home from the bar with the window open in winter, and one eye closed—yikes! 😱😃

  30. Koko says:

    So… don’t try and time markets. It can’t be done. Except by accident. Instead dollar cost average in over time into a diversified mix of investments you can tolerate based on your personal risk aversion level.


    No seriously, when you’re poor you stick to that. When you’ve saved a lot of money go aggressive. My probable future son in law rattled that off to me and I had to laugh. 60% stocks (equities) 30% bonds (corp debt.). 10% cash instruments (money markets). Fuck all. Really? How ‘bout buy what people want? Louis Rukeyser had his 100 yr. old filthy rich dad on his show. Dad what are you invested in? Answer: equities! Stocks! Stuff people want.

    I’m a gorilla. I can’t imagine a world without bananas. If I’m young and I love video games as much as girls….where should I put my discretionary money? Answer – it’s not girls You can still diversify while targeting a specific industry. Pick companies that are diversified within.

    I said you can’t time the market and you can’t. But you can get lucky. I realized I’m a moron carrying debt. While having a 401k balance that is now generating multiples of my debt. I realized Dave Ramsey would shove his foot up my ass. WTH are you doing in debt dude? So I took a withdrawal to retire some of our debt. One of them being a 401k loan from myself. I took this withdrawal on the EVE of the coronavirus. Yuh! The Dow dropped 500 basis points that day. I paid off my 28000 401k loan balance the day after. It had only come back 100 points. So that’s my market timing story. Pure dumb blind luck. You can’t do it. I could never do it again.

    First be young. Dollar cost average in. Diversify. You have time…have cute kids, live life, drive old cars and laugh. And laugh.

  31. Octopus says:

    Everything Chonky tweeted yesterday was a rehashing of his rage that the Republicans are getting to ask questions now, unlike the “Theater Of The Absurd” that was the House hearing. 😆

    • Koko says:

      That’s great. 🤣 Could we just get on one song? Please? I think it really gets to the root of the jazz problem. The average listener’s like “OK I’ve heard music my whole life Nobody else just changes the rules in the middle of everything and tells me it’s MY PROBLEM.”

  32. Octopus says:

    I know I’m a Sensitive Sally for saying this, but my new neighbor who lives about thirty feet away from my bedroom window gets up at 4:30am everyday, goes out on his deck in his jammies and Arctic jacket, and chainsmokes three cigarettes. He’s Chinese. Probably a doctor, engineer or professor, like all the Chinese immigrants I’ve met around here.

    While I applaud his heroic stance in not giving in to Western medicine’s damnation of tobacco, and support his right to stand on his own hind legs on his own deck in the middle of winter and meditate on whatever he needs to process, somehow the faint smell of his cigs gets into the air in my room. I hate the stench of cigarettes! Yes, I’m an ex-smoker.

    Oh, well. There’s worse things. 😆

    • rightymouse says:

      Thirty feet from your bedroom window? Ugh. I can’t stand the smell of cigarette smoke either, and am an ex-smoker as well. Am glad we live on six acres so nobody can mess up my morning like that.

  33. Octopus says:

    The situation he describes, I have seen several times over the years. A man who lets the wife dictate all the terms, is eventually dumped. Women don’t respect such a man, no matter how much they pretend to support the idea of a “house-husband,” or whatever hoops she’s putting him through. Men! NEVER take on the role of “house-husband!” That way lies madness and divorce. 😆

    One such fellow used to live across the street from us. She had a great job, with lots of pay and travel, so it was “agreed” that he should stay home with their two kids. He had a pretty good job at the time, but he gave it up and totally embraced the New Normal. Did a great job, too, as far as I could tell. This went on for about five years, until suddenly, a “For Sale”-sign went up on their house, and he told me she was leaving him for a younger guy who worked at her company, who was quite wealthy already and on the way up. Last I heard, he was re-married and doing well, back at work and wearing pants again.

    • Koko says:

      Wow. What a story. And how’d that work out for her? In a few years he ( the younger paramour) realizes he’s married to an old lady. People who have no loyalty get their own worst medicine. Demi Moore comes to mind. The kid’s long gone and Bruce has a new family! And she’s left with a bad wine addiction.

  34. Bunk X says:

    Interesting. One small step closer to the truth about Drudge.

    • rightymouse says:

      So sad. His website is doomed now.

      • Octopus says:

        He seems paranoid and a bit crazy, doesn’t he? Freaking out over a reporter coming to his house?

        Where have I heard this story before, about a conservative who goes off the rails? Hmmm…it will come to me…

  35. Koko says:

    I think it was right around the Groundhog Day movie or possibly Scrooged that I (and we all, of course) realized Bill Murray was something a little more special than an SNL Lorne Michaels product. We should’ve known – anyone who could give a noogie to Gilda Radner without batting an eye or flinching. While she’s squirming and fighting him off “Todd!’

  36. Koko says:

    It’s a comical concept, Joe Biden trying to outsmart Clarence Thomas. And of course failing. Leaving them to the Anita Hill high tech lynching last option. Which also failed but did leave everyone wanting to take a shower. The left are scum and can’t win anything on merit which is why they make cheating and lying their primary tactic.

  37. Koko says:

    I don’t know why it’s taken so long to point this historical crap out about Biden. We know Trump would clean his clock. But he shouldn’t even be a candidate. It was the Obungle liars that revived this fossil, knowing no one would take a close look at his past crookedness and stupidity as an ignorable VP. But now it’s all fair game. He wants to be Preezydunce! Especially as the idiot crook slathers himself with “character” of all things. 0bungle’s nowhere to be seen. He knows what this train wreck is. That’s why they chose him to be a white man punchline to a handsome black man. I don’t think Obama can even bring himself to say one single positive thing about Biden’s running. Maybe “Joe’s a good man”. Which of course would be a complete lie.

  38. rightymouse says:

    Fotis Dulos, the SOB who killed his wife and gassed himself while out on bail, has died. Good.

    • Koko says:

      ‘Bout time.

      • rightymouse says:

        My heart breaks for their children. Can only imagine what they’re going through. Dad kills Mom & kills himself. 😦

        • Koko says:

          Yes. That is heartbreaking. Unimaginable pain for them. Hopefully the family can close ranks and give them the needed protection and love.

          • rightymouse says:

            I believe the kids have been staying with the wife’s parents. Such a sad, awful time for them. I do hope they find her body. The girlfriend is being tried as an accomplice, I think.

  39. Koko says:

    Hitlery Klingon is misusing the Secret Service to block serving papers from Tulsi’s defamation suit.

    • Octopus says:

      She and Slick Willie have Secret Service protection for life. Can they keep the process servers away from her until she croaks? 😆

  40. Koko says:

    LaMar’s voting against witnesses. Collins is voting for them.

  41. Koko says:

    What song are we on again? 🤓

  42. Octopus says:

    The only person who responded to this glurge — check out her bio. 😆

    • Koko says:

      Well I’m sure they’re going to say gingerbread and freshly washed puppies. I don’t really care. I’m hittin’ that if it smells like day old conch. And I’VE SMELLED DAY OLD CONCH. In Freeport, Bahamas. I mean for cryin’ out loud. Anything looks like Gwyneth can smell like whatever she wants. And that’s it right Gwyneth? Well guess what I WOULD HAVE treated you like a special sweet doll and would have backed down if you said no. So don’t treat the rest of us like we’re Harvey. You gave into that for millions. You know on a certain level you’re a w—- (fill in the rest). But the rest of us aren’t cads. You can mistreat yourself all you want and pretend we’re an army of Harvey’s. But deep down you know it’s not true. You have millions in the financial bank and 0 in the self-worth bank. Which is why you try to pretend YOU don’t matter.

  43. Octopus says:

    Great Don Surber piece! Also, links to the amazing Magapill page, which lists Trump’s accomplishments to date.

    • Koko says:

      Yeah, she really wrote this:

      She went on to add, “This action is to protect the movement and its activities. It is also needed to enable my pro bono legal help to take necessary action against people or corporations etc who are trying to use me and the movement in purposes not in line with what the movement stands for.”

      It was also revealed earlier this month that much of Thunbergs social media posts on Facebook are not actually written by her personally, but rather by her father, Svante Thunberg, or Adarsh Prathap, an Indian climate change activist.

  44. Koko says:

    Waiting to get in the White House! Wassup guys! You know what blacks really like? They like a WINNER!

  45. Koko says:

    Amazon is the newest co. to cross the $TRILLION threshold. In case anyone’s confused a trillion is one thousand billion. A billion is one thousand million. A million is, well it’s a million. It’s a $100,000 x 10. It’s not really a big deal.

    I think Jeff could buy a new car at this point. Or a speed boat. Live a little Jeff. Get out of the office. Turn off the damn phone.

    • rightymouse says:

      I love Amazon. Would not be a happy camper if they folded. Bezos can wind up as a gazillionaire. Don’t care. Just leave my Prime account ALONE!

      • Koko says:

        I know. I feel the same. I have a soft spot for those days when we could just order books and trinkets for Christmas. And they would magically show up! And I’m off the hook! I don’t have to go to the mall the day before, forlornly searching… LOL!

  46. rightymouse says:

    **snort** 😆 😆

  47. Octopus says:

    This is way too long and stooped, but this vampire at Medium has written another Communist Manifesto. I would have just linked, but a lot of people are blocked. 😂
    It Was the Worst Decade for the Left Since the 1930s. How Come Nobody Much Noticed — or Cares?
    The Decade the Left Destroyed Itself
    umair haque
    Dec 28, 2019 · 14 min read

    One of the ways the teens — this bruising, miserable decade now drawing to a troubled close — will be remembered is this: the left was shattered and destroyed across the globe. Extremist right wing parties, on a spectrum from hypernationalist to protofascist, arose in every corner of the globe, rich and poor, old and new: from America to Britain to China to India to Europe and beyond. The world began to race backwards — precisely because the left was left a smoking wreck, across the globe.
    The situation’s so bad, ironically, funnily, that when a vaguely leftish government does rise to power, it’s the stuff of astonished global headlines, like in New Zealand and Finland. But those are small exceptions — though they are wise and gentle nations — which prove the rule: the hard right rocketed to power, and the left was left destroyed, as a global force, power, or influence.
    It was the worst decade for the left since the 1930s. But weirdly, the left doesn’t seem to even understand that, much less be curious about why that ruinous oucome happened. Now, if you’re the kind of angry leftist…whom that thought makes…angry…then…good. You’re going to hate this essay. The question is whether today’s left, made of angry, militant children is capable of learning anything from a ruinous decade, in which they lost nearly all global influence, power, and respect….willfully. If they can’t, then the next decade is going to be a lot like this one, only worse.
    The left wasn’t destroyed just by the right. The left committed a kind of political suicide, across the globe. Here are seven reasons why. (Let me pause for a moment to say: I’m not particularly political. I hate politics. I think disco and fashion and puppies are better things to do with a life. So don’t take this in the spirit of some angry activist. I’m not. I’m not remotely a leftist, much less a perfect one. This is meant in the spirit of gentle, constructive criticism, from someone who’s lived through social collapses, and studied them.)
    The left gave up on the idea of solidarity. Let me use myself as an example — always a tricky thing to do, so have a little mercy. If I were to log onto Twitter right now, and express an opinion that deviated in any way whatsoever from the fringe — on anything, say what kind of healthcare system works best, gender, anything at all — I’d be beset by an angry mob. Of purists. Demanding that I toe the line.
    In other words, the modern left demands a kind of total conformity. Not one iota of free thinking or self-expression is allowed anymore. Every opinion and belief must be the one held by the most vocal, angry, shoutiest fringe. Or they will sic their armies upon you. And who wants that?
    But the problem is that you can’t build a political coalition this way. All that happened as a result of these kinds of childish, student politics of anger and rage was that…the left began to attack its very own allies, sympathizers, and friends…who then turned away in disgust. That was the story of Corbynism in Britain. It was also the story, sadly, of America’s left, over and over again. The fringe succeeded — but at the expense of a working politics across social classes, groups, stratums. And that is because the fringe wasn’t — and isn’t — interested in solidarity, but in sniping, in petty insults, in twitter wars fought by attack mobs, but those only alienate everyone who’s not in the ultra militant 5% of the left’s shock troops. Good luck winning an election with that — which is my next point.
    This point is so crucial, I want to say it again. Solidarity is the most fundamental thing the left has. How did this left give up on it almost entirely?
    The left forgot how to win elections. How does the left actually win elections — versus simply mock and harass its friends and allies on Twitter and Facebook? The answer is very simple — European history teaches it to us. The moderate left and the hard left form an alliance — even though they might dislike one another. The Social Democrats and Communists form a coalition, in other words (and in a modern context, that might include Greens and so forth.) They set aside their minor differences, which are mostly intellectual — a global revolution today or tomorrow? Full communism, this century, or next? — and understand that the pragmatic goal of having a functioning society is bigger than theoretical debates. And then…they win.
    Because that bloc of people in society encompasses everyone from the poor through the working class to the middle class to the bourgeois. Conservatives are left, usually, routed. When left parties work together, finally, the political center is redefined: it’s no longer tilted right, but angled left.
    But the left forgot this crucial lesson: that real-world politics is about working together, setting aside minor differences. Why? Because the angry children took over, and decided that purity tests and ideological conformity to extremist theory was more important than…real world coalition building. Hence, in Britain, Corbyn’s angry, bellowing Communists quickly alienated the moderates, and in the States, the center is still baffled by whom to choose. The story was the same, from India to China to Europe. The extreme left fought the moderate left — and the right surged to power, laughing, astonished at the stupidity of it.
    Take France. There, the whole country is currently…on strike. That’s a powerful left. Communists, Social Democrats, everyone else…in coalition. That’s solidarity, in action. But nearly everywhere else, the left was reduced to stupid, toxic infighting…Corbyn’s shock troops attacking everyone else…Pelosi vs AOC…and so on.
    The left has devolved to student protest movements, incapable of handling criticism, stewing in militant rage — and that way gave up the real world politics of power. What does the extreme left go on attacking the moderate left over and about? About fringe issues, mostly theoretical. Do you believe in my right to be a pangender asexual magical being? Should you pledge allegiance to Lenin and Marx? Make no mistake my friends, these things might matter to you — but they don’t to 99% of humanity. That’s not to say that you are unimportant. Sure you are. It’s to say: is everyone else important to you? Anyone else?
    What was left in the lurch — left totally undeveloped as a result of this endless animosity, this venomous fringe theoretical political infighting…was…a real world politics. What plan, what agenda, what vision did the left have for solving any of society’s growing problems, from inequality to poverty to despair? On that topic, there was…a deafening silence.
    More and more, left parties simply didn’t offer any solutions to this decade’s problems — at all. That’s still the story in America: the Democrats literally have no solution for America’s problems that they can agree on. That was the story in Britain, too, where the Corbynites spent three years attacking friends, so failed to develop any agenda whatsoever until…literally the last weeks of the election. What the? But that story was repeated in India and Europe and China, too. In India, the left offered little but the same old tired nostrums, and in Europe, the left devolved into infighting over minor-league issues, like bureaucracy. Everywhere, the dynamic was precisely the same: infighting left the left crippled, impotent, so weak that it couldn’t do the world of real-world politics anymore. Who has time to envision or plan the future of a society, after all, when there are twitter wars to be fought, allies to be shamed, friends to be alienated, for not being pure and perfect enough? So is it any surprise the left’s share of the global electorate shrank catastrophically? Does anyone but the militant fringe want to be part of this kind of militant Soviet Bolshevik leftism, really?
    The left forgot the most basic lesson of modern history: fascism wins during depression, unless there’s a New Deal. Why does the left need a powerful real-world agenda? Because people will revert hard right, especially in times of poverty, if there isn’t one. That is the fundamental lesson of political history. Nobody chooses progress unless somebody is offering it. But in the 2010s, who was offering much progress? Nobody, really.
    Left parties forgot, in every corner of the globe, the most fundamental lesson of economic history. Depression and stagnation breed fascism. When a global economy is becoming depressed, like during the 2010s, the left has to offer an even more powerful plan for social reinvention, and come together faster and harder to offer it. A New Deal. A New Society. A Marshall Plan.
    Yet can you name a single society in which the left offered a New Deal, during a decade of inequality, depression, and despair? I can’t. There wasn’t one. Not one. Nobody — nobody — rose to this challenge. Don’t you think that’s…incredible? I do. Because this challenge was the most crucial — and fundamental — of all. Don’t we all study it in college? So what the?
    This was Keynes’ fundamental lesson — one of the left’s greatest thinkers, the father of modern left political economy. He built on Marx and Durkheim, the grandfathers of the left as we know it. During lean times, people will revert hard to the right, unless the left offers them dramatic social reinvention. The reason is dead simple. You are getting poorer. Much easier to blame your decline on hated others, even more powerless than you, than anything or anyone else. Poverty breeds distrust, hate, division, rancour, spite, pessimism. Despair becomes rage. Neighbors become adversaries, friends become opponents. It’s an old, old story. When the harvest fails, the villagers sacrifice virgins, and so on. How on earth — how on earth — did the left fail to remember…any of this?
    The reason, again, is that the left was so busy with radical-chic, with infighting and purity testing, with the perfection of comrades…with proving how tough and nasty it could be on Twitter…that it forgot…history…reality…truth…everything else. It was more important to prove you were cool, one of the gang, by making an enemy of a friend on Twitter, than…remembering the great lessons of history. But the left’s forgetting of history hardly ends there. That brings me to my next reason the left got devastated.
    The left was seduced by narrow fringe issues — and forgot its greatest ideas and breakthroughs. If I ask the average millennial about some abstruse aspects of gender theory, they’ll probably be able to reply with unerring precision — about, say, what “panromantic” means. But if I ask them what Keynes’s fundamental economic breakthrough was, what Durkheim said about social bonds fracturing, what Marx’s definition of exploitation and immiseration are, what Arendt really meant by “the banality of evil”, or why Orwell was a socialist…do you think they’ll be able to tell me? I doubt it. That’s not an aspersion cast on millennials. It’s on those who teach them. How exactly are today’s young people being taught this bizarre history of the left that leaves out…all its greatest minds and thinkers and their ideas? One which begins with a new cast of mostly American ideologues, who imagine that culture wars are the beginning and ending of the left’s ideals?
    Let me be clear. There’s nothing wrong with caring about culture, whether gender or comic books or whatever. There’s everything right with it. Go forth and be your bad self. But it cannot be the only thing or the most important thing. Because to most human beings, it isn’t. Sorry if that rubs you the wrong way — it’s a simple truth. The average person is “straight” precisely because that is true. If a leftism is alienating them because it doesn’t seem to care about their priorities very much — which are usually simpler things like jobs, families, retirement, savings — what future does it have?
    Like I said, I love disco and fashion. I wear 3 inch Cuban heels (don’t judge me, and I’m sorry.) But I can’t make that the basis of my…politics. I can’t say to the average working person: “Hey, you need to support more disco and fashion! High heel rights for men first!” But that is effectively what the left says to people now — you must support us, in our cultural aims, which you probably don’t share, whether or not we support you…and then maybe, one day, in some distant future, we might think about supporting you. That’s just not…a realistic way to think about politics. The left’s ignorance of its own history is intimately connected to its failure to build political coalitions this way, through the emergence of a kind of juvenile narcissism — “it’s all about me!! I’m the most oppressed one!! Me me me!!”
    (Don’t think, by the way, the modern left is the first to make this mistake — or the first to care about culture, either. Weimar Berlin, too, was full of radical culture warriors in cabarets. That hardly stopped the Nazis from taking over. It’s an old story.)
    The left at this point is literally so divorced from its history that if I say something like “Keynes is the father of modern political economy,” I’ll either get attacked for it, or I’ll be laughed at, and told that some kind of faddish political correctness matters more. Wait, what? Keynes is literally the mind on whose epic and radical ideas the world was rebuilt after a world war. Who can teach you more about how to build a politics of mass appeal? Yet today’s left couldn’t pick him out of a police station lineup — but they can tell you a million different reasons comic book movies matter. How can a left like that ever win? One focused on being petty, nasty, and small? One so incredibly narrow-minded?
    That brings me to my next point.
    The left gave up on its fundamental values. The thing that truly distinguishes the left from the right is its values. The values, in particular, of gentleness, wisdom, friendship, caring, concern, compassion, fellowship, self-expression, understanding, curiosity, defiance. That’s not a random list. Re-read, and think about Keynes, Marx, Arendt, Frankl, Orwell. They are its truest exemplars. Their message wasn’t just their ideas — but their values. The left has nothing — nothing — without these values, because it becomes an empty shell.
    But do you see much of any of those values on today’s left? I don’t. I see angry children led by their own demagogues, who are perpetually enraged at their friends, shouting at their allies, testing the purity of their flock. I see exactly the polar opposite values of a true leftism on today’s left. Spite. Rage. Puritanism. Groupthink. Tribalism. A complete lack of room or space for even the slightest difference in opinion. I see people who think hostility is the way to build a political coalition, intimidation is the way to keep a politics vital, and demagoguery is the way towards a better future. None of that is true.
    When the left gives up on its fundamental values of gentleness, decency, humanity, friendship, expansiveness, curiousity — and replaces them with spite, rage, intimidation, hostility, conformity, and tribalism…in what way is it different from the hard right? Sure, its ends might be different. But its means are not. And in politics, means and ends are not so distinguishable. A noble end had by terrible means is…still an atrocity or a massacre or a war. Perhaps you see my point. Who is really going to be tempted to join a bitter, venomous, militant left, except a tiny fringe of the angry and embittered? The average person will just roll their eyes…and head off to the nearest conservative party instead.
    The horseshoe theory of politics, as its sometimes called, came tragically true in the 2010s. The left was indistinguishable from the extreme right. Its goals differed — but to the average person, being part a movement of hostility, rage, intimidation, cruelty, and conformity? If they were going to join one, it was always going to be on the right. Because that is what the right is, at its worst. It is natural for the right, and it’s easy. There are easier targets to hate — Mexicans, Muslims, Jews, Europeans. But when the left asks you to militantly hate someone…the result for the average person, like me, is bafflement…and walking away.
    The left has to give people something to love, or it fails catastrophically. And it didn’t do that in the teens. Think of an Obama. Sure, we can criticize him in many ways. But he attained real power because he got many of the lessons above correct. Above all, he gave people desperately seeking something to believe…something to love again. What was that something? It was many of the foundational ideas of the left. True — he didn’t live up to them. But that’s a secondary challenge. First, you have to gain power, and today’s left can’t remotely seem to do that. So what should the left really give people to love?
    The left stopped fighting for a better world. There’s a funny and strange and sad thing I see in American leftists. They might care about gender politics and higher wages and even healthcare, sometimes. But they will almost never, ever care…about a better world. I I say to the American leftist: “Listen, do you think every child on planet earth should have an education, healthcare, money, retirement, and so on?” They’ll look at me blankly. What the hell am I talking about?
    What the hell I’m talking about is…leftism. The real thing. It was about global solidarity. A global working class. The global dispossessed and exploited and abused. A global proletariat. A global revolution. It wasn’t about your revolution or my revolution. It was about our revolution. All of us. Remember any of that? I do — and like I said, I’m not remotely a leftist.
    But today’s modern left doesn’t care about the world. Identity politics killed any notion of a larger “us.” So today’s radical-chic leftist doesn’t know any of the following facts, usually: half the world lives on less than $5 a day, a quarter of the world doesn’t have decent sanitation, global hunger is actually rising, and so on. The modern left in rich countries literally has no solidarity whatsoever with poorer ones. The radical-chic leftist thinks the revolution ends on his or her campus. Do they even know a world exists?
    I abjure identity politics for this reason. It taught the leftist to only care about people he or she “identifies” with, and so if some poor kid in some war-torn country will never have food, education, or opportunities…who cares? We’re the oppressed ones, us, my “identity!” Wait, what? You…the rich Westerner…are more oppressed than a kid with literally no money, food, shelter, medicine, safety, or chances? Give me a break. Only a fool would believe that. But that is what identity politics has made of the left. Incapable of caring about a world they can’t see. That’s not to say there aren’t degrees of oppression. But to see yourself as the horizon of oppression in the world is to be blind.
    The right didn’t destroy the left. It didn’t need to. The left destroyed itself. It committed suicide, turning on itself, instead of fighting the bad guys. One bite at a time. With irrelevant narcissism, impotent perfectionism, endless infighting, a great forgetting of its raison d’être — which culminated, worst of all, in a shattering indifference to the suffering of the world. And that is the deepest reason the left got devastated. It turned so narcissistic it forgot that there was a world still suffering far more than the rich leftist. Who could care about a movement that shallow, that naive, that blind? I couldn’t — and increasingly, many people joined me in my alienation. And so the left was routed, across the globe. Without a better world to fight for — what can the left offer people to love again? Not much, is the answer. And so there the left is…dying a slow, painful, idiot’s death: one of self-immolation, not even one of the good fight.
    My conclusion is simple. Unless the left it rediscovers itself, it will go on becoming irrelevant, impotent, and self-destructive. It will go on turning into something very much like basically an impotent global student protest movement — but it will never really have real political power in our lifetimes. The question is: does it care enough, is it even intelligent enough, to understand any of this, or is it just going to hate and attack those of us who point out what’s so painfully obvious by now?
    My money’s on the latter.
    December 2019

    • rightymouse says:

      “That brings me to my next point.
      The left gave up on its fundamental values. The thing that truly distinguishes the left from the right is its values. The values, in particular, of gentleness, wisdom, friendship, caring, concern, compassion, fellowship, self-expression, understanding, curiosity, defiance. That’s not a random list. Re-read, and think about Keynes, Marx, Arendt, Frankl, Orwell. They are its truest exemplars. Their message wasn’t just their ideas — but their values. The left has nothing — nothing — without these values, because it becomes an empty shell.”

      He forgot to add the consequences of communism. Death, destruction of private property, poverty, totalitarianism.

      See the friendship, caring, concern & compassion of communism. Karl Marx would be so proud.

      • rightymouse says:

        The pic was from the Cambodian genocide. Millions were killed. My Dad lost a number of his friends when the Khmer Rouge took over Phnom Penh.

        • rightymouse says:

          One of my DIL’s is from Cambodia. She & her parents/siblings were able to flee to Thailand when Vietnam invaded Cambodia in late December 1978. At the refugee office when I was there, we began to see Cambodians coming across some time later in 1979.

          • Octopus says:

            That insanity was caused by the US’s involvement in Vietnam, doncha know. That’s the usual Idiot Left response to the killing fields.

          • rightymouse says:

            We could have creamed North Vietnam & ended it without creating a communist takeover of the entire country, but our liberal politicians & activists got in the way.

    • Koko says:

      I read this. It was painful because it was laborious. But I read it because I respect you. I read this out loud to myself so could try and bring it to life. But no go. I understand it intellectually but literally it’s dead. I agree with it but as a reader it was tough going. You are easily twice the writer in terms of pure talent. I want you to tell me these things. Umair Haque is a London based consultant and author. Ugh. He just uses words like blunt instruments. Like I do. There’s no life. It’s taken me my whole life to understand that writing is a talent, not just a skill. Like cooking. I can make you eggs, but a chef can make you something special. Something remarkable.

      • Octopus says:

        He’s the most-read author at Medium, which is read by multitudes of young students in college. They’re absorbing this anti-American, communist bilge while their parents and they run up massive student debt. It’s sick-making, I feel. But, it’s also free speech, and all that.

    • OLT's Some Of It Was True Enough says:

      “When the left gives up on its fundamental values of gentleness, decency, humanity, friendship, expansiveness, curiousity”


      When did they give those up? I assume late 19th century, because by the 20th it was control and power. Oh, and dork-for-brains thinks the 1930’s USSR was “right”.

      Oh, and he thinks the “right” represents “Fascism”.

      He has a lot of trouble thinking.

  48. Koko says:

    I ain’t ever speakin’ to you again!

  49. Koko says:

    It’s sneauxing.

  50. Koko says:

    I really think people should accept people for what they are. They may not be what you expect. They may be different. We should not judge.

  51. Koko says:

    And I’d forgotten how much I liked the The Tomahawk Trio.

  52. rightymouse says:

    I miss Beed. 😦 I wonder if they do colonoscopies in Sweden.

    • Abu penis penis penis lol says:

      if yes, we may never hear from Beed again. Colonoscopies are right up his alley. My guess is our Beed has bi-weekly colonoscopies. For health reasons, because health reasons.

      People I know can’t go too long without seeing their St. Chiropractor. Same thing butt different back area. 😞

    • Koko says:

      I think that’s pretty much all they do in Sweden.

  53. Koko says:

    Jakey has poopy pants.

  54. Koko says:

    ya know. I don’t know this guy. But how can you be so callous knowing others died including an innocent 13 yr old. A precious gem no matter what her dad did or didn’t do. I give comedians a wide berth. Gilbert had nothing against the Japs, Heh. It was just a joke man. Michael Richards, he doesn’t hate blacks. But dude when you celebrate a horrific accident, you need to really rethink how you’re going to frame this. We all had a reflex when we heard of the accusation against Kobe way back then. We white men, that is we want to protect her against that beastly black man. Yeah right. He was just a kid himself and after all the facts I’m not so sure she needed protecting. Let’s get real. Like I said, the world has forgiven Kobe whatever happened then but what happened the other day was terrible and unthinkable. He’s not OJ and didn’t deserve that. It’s on the pilot’s mis-judgement.

  55. Koko says:

    Ken. A fantastic actor/athlete. (at 1:08). Watch it to the end though. It’s like a gymnastic routine.

  56. Koko says:

    And did you know Nadia Comeneci and Bart Conner fell in love? Yay WIN! They’ve been madly in love for ever and have a beautiful child.

  57. Koko says:


    OMG. They were askin’ for it. I mean the anti-Jew rhetoric comments alone. Just beyond the pale or pall, I should Google that. Anyhoo… Seriously guys? What were you thinkin? I seriously cannot defend them. I would love to paint them as pro-capitalist victims but no. I can’t. They’re pro-gold and anti Jew. They think Jews are taking over everything. LOL! Really?? I know Jews. They’re funny and self deprecating. They really don’t have time for any of this. They’re not taking over anything. They’re still working out their daddy/mommy issues. They don’t have any time for taking over our Western world. They LIKE us goys. They’re not trying to kill us FFS. We fucked this up all on our own. Don’t blame the Jews.