So, so true

Сказано о другой  стране и в другое время – но как же пророчески правда.

что делать с сумасшедшими, которые считают себя нормальными?
что делать с сумасшедшими, которые годами получают положительную обратную связь от окружающего мира?
что делать с сумасшедшими, которые искажают реальность так, что понятие нормы смещается или вообще теряет смысл.
а их же сотни тысяч, если не миллионы.

With all the incessant screeching “think of the chiiiildren” when it comes to anti-gun laws, I wonder if any in that crowd gives a damn about recipients of the last two year of schools mad policies. Of psychological trauma that marked them, bullies and their victims alike. Of what start they are given in life, if they are still here to live that life at all.

The relentless taunting was in-part inspired by a false rumor that he had been unvaccinated, the family charges in court papers. Andrew Sanchez, a geometry teacher, also allegedly regularly harassed Nate, at one point telling him he was “going nowhere in life,” the family claimed in the legal filing.[…]

“They spent more time yelling at my son about keeping his nose covered with that f—king mask than teaching the kids to be inclusive and kind and thoughtful and caring,” she said.[…]They are very focused on their [Diversity, Equity and Inclusion] stuff and all their progressive bulls—t,” she fumed. “I can assure you that if my son was black and this happened, this would have been handled at lot differently. But my son was a white Jewish kid.”

Mother of dead student issues tearful warning

Plug a blog for free!

A morning is sunk into chain-link reading of old blog posts, clicking on old links and checking old blogrolls…but what a beautifully outspoken, multiple-voiced and wittily-written blogosphere we had! Some time from 2000 to 2010, with some stubborn survivals persisting well into 2019. Current climate left me churning sand in the desert practically alone…everyone’s margin links, just like mine, lead nowhere, in most cases.

But I feel the effort of the times past deserves some recognition from contemporary digital traveler, if only to compare-n-contrast with crap collection that’s around now. And maybe by mysterious coincidence, the authors wander in, recall how much fun it was and decide to update their blog, for mine and your pleasure.

Plug1: Ex-dissident formulates Immigration Guidelines for this country

Plug2: Starik Igolkin ponders a difference between Professional Ukrainian and Ukrainian Professional – in 2010

Plug3: IndolentMick  gives illustrated speech on raising sociopaths

Bonus Plug: Tim Newman (an engineer) meets an artsy type in Paris


Quote of the Day

Смотрю на телефончике Weather Channel. Заголовок:

Breathing is Worse Than Smoking  or Drinking

И вот так у них, вокнутых, всё. Сами жить боятся, и других стращают. Хоть бы они уже breathe перестали, воздух чище будет.

From the [real] expert

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most manipulated infectious disease events in history, characterized by official lies in an unending stream lead by government bureaucracies, medical associations, medical boards, the media, and international agencies.[,,] We have witnessed a long list of unprecedented intrusions into medical practice, including attacks on medical experts, destruction of medical careers among doctors refusing to participate in killing their patients and a massive regimentation of health care, led by non-qualified individuals with enormous wealth, power and influence.

Russel. l. Blaylock

In other news,

“A transgender Lutheran bishop in California resigned over allegations of racism from the congregation.”


Unintended hilarity ensue


* Online supermarket chain, where I buy familiar food of my youth, has been charging $9 for their delivery service (unlike other, whose delivery is free). In addition, I usually tip the driver. Today I discovered  the following notice on their main page:

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Where and how are you?

Pooh, did your dream come true?

Greg, missing evolution of your passing thoughts and global views in the interim 12 yrs.

Kim, what has happened after we spoke last?

Erica, I know, is still blogging – but stopped answering comments – or maybe just my comments – and posts turned mostly to a monologue

Regretfully, Celia only commented once – when I frequented Chicago B-z blog, she have been one of my favorites – and she still writes there, among other things – but I’m not a visitor anymore (nothing to do with Celia) , and I miss her [written] voice

*longtime resident:

I’d rather be a lamppost in NYC than live in orlando.
Good for you. You’ll be urinated on nightly, I’m certain.

The unvaccinated are the heroes of the last two years as they allowed us all to have a control group in the great experiment and highlight the shortcoming of the Covid vaccines. The unvaccinated carry many battle scars and injuries as they are the people we tried to mentally break, yet no one wants to talk about what we did to them and what they forced “The Science“ to unveil. We knew that the waning immunity of the fully vaccinated had the same risk profile as others within society as the minority of the unvaccinated, yet we marked them for special persecution. You see we said they had not “done the right thing for the greater good” by handing their bodies and medical autonomy over to the State.

Many of the so-called health experts and political leaders in Australia admitted the goal was to make life almost unlivable for the unvaccinated, which was multiplied many times by the collective mob, with the fight taken into workplaces, friendships, and family gatherings. Today the hard truth is none of it was justified as we took a quick slide from righteousness to absolute cruelty.

Peter Chris, AU

Replenishing the void

, so to speak.

Or “one door closes…”. Or any other explanation. The fact is, just as the dust in my blogroll settled after removal of UnsweptKitchen, I stumbled across Philip Greenspun blog, which from this hill looks much more interesting and wittier proposition. Added for mine and yours delectation.

CHIIILDREN!, continued

Predictably, my short comment and intent incensed some woke warriors in the thread @ SmittenKitchen. Before the exchange with one of them gets deleted, I’ll copy it here:

  • kim brakeley

Deb is a Mother of young children. In NYC. She has extremely good reasons for her words, and this is HER BLOG. Free Speech and all that, ya know? 27 school shootings this year so far. 19 children, 16 injured, and 2 devoted teachers dead 4 days ago. The worst since Sandy Hook. In addition to 10 black people in Buffalo. Slightest of pretexts? I would say, for the best of reasons, Deb is not just a brilliant cook, innovator, and communicator, she is also well positioned and entirely qualified to state her opinions on things. Just like anyone else with a popular much beloved blog. I bet there is a cooking blog made just for you. I’ll be buying extra copies of her books as gifts to all my friends who have or love children, or both. This is about CHILDREN. And the teachers who already sacrifice so much to care for them.

  • ETat

Why is it that lefties always presume something completely false about their opponents? How do you know I am NOT a mother and NOT live in NYC, and thus NOT qualified as much as Debra? I am all these things, and much more: I am better positioned to judge political situation in the country, and particularly in New York.
As to free speech: that’s exactly what I and Kelly and others opposing such as you and Debra are exercising. Funny, how you, lefty scam, immediately scream : this is HER BLOG! – as if anybody prohibits Debra her opinions. She has a right to express anything – and so are we. But there are consequences to every action. She wants to turn to politics instead of writing a culinary blog – fine, then she should be prepared that part of her audience will leave. And not silently.
The worst possible thing you and others like you can do for the CHILDREN is to leave their safety at the hands of the police – as we already seen, it took the cops a whole hour before they entered the school, and even after that they only rushed to save their own kids and those they knew personally. While a real hero is a parent, a Customs guy who disregarded a direct order and acted out of common sense. Luckily, he was armed. Unluckily for the 21 killed and numerous wounded, the school was a “gun-free zone” – otherwise the intruder would be incapacitated before he even entered the school.

Why did you see fit to inform me you’ll be buying Deb’s books? Why would I care? Or you think this is somehow a daring action, a “bravery in the face of adversity”? I say – you’re a miser : why only few “extra copies”? Why not all of them – that would’ve for sure showed me!

Other irrelevancies: why would you bring up Buffalo shooting – if, according to you,”this is about CHILDREN”! – and what’s more, why would you bring up race (“black people”)? Following an agenda, huh?

Oh my, what a foolish and transparent people you lefties are.

Процитирую отрывки из прочитанных недавно книг,  в качестве представления, рекомендаций (и наоборот).

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Copying my comment to the latest post @ Smitten Kitchen (and to the swarm of lefty sheeple in the comments)

Deb, I’ve been reading your blog and trying [some] of your recipes for years. If you would only stay within your metier…But no, you decided to weer towards politics on a slightest of pretexts – and to lefty politics at that.
Thank you, Kelly, for one voice of Reason in this ridiculous thread of REgressives.

And she’s posting this stupid parroting of NYT points – right after vacationing in Florida! Florida, one of the states with the best attitude to personal guns – that is, respect and adherence to 2nd Amendment. Where the streets (and poolsides) are emphatically NOT gun-free zones: regular people are packing and can use their weapons for self-and innocents- defense at any time. And criminals know that. Which is the reason Deb’s family on that vacation was safe.*

Deb Perelman is out of my blogroll.


This is how Florida responds to a school mass-shooter threat (Polk County Sheriff Judd):

“If you come to a school in this county, armed, we’re going to do our best through either our guardians, our school resource officers, or our school resource deputy sheriffs to eliminate the threat outside of the school before they ever get to the children. We’re trained to do that,” Sheriff Judd said.

Сегодня я узнала (тм), что у нас тут

а) чрезвычайное положение

б) судя по картинке, голодная смерть и апокалипсис

Капецкатёнку!!! пойду тренировать приёмы рукопашного боя в очередях.

A bitter pill

Still a conspiracy theory or already approved for implementation?

“Covid is critical because this is what convinces people to accept to legitimize total biometric surveillance. We need to not just monitor people, we need to monitor what’s happening under their skin” *Yuval Noah Hariri

See here:

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla explains Pfizer’s new tech to Davos crowd: “ingestible pills” – a pill with a tiny chip that send a wireless signal to relevant authorities when the pharmaceutical has been digested. “Imagine the compliance,” he says


…или огородом?

at a min, у соседа во дворе

а юродивый, кается и кланяется, корчится в наслаждении саморазрушения

yajohn | ***

Source: yajohn | *** 


Не хроника, а огневой фонтан нелепостей. Не безупречный план развитья линий – громыханье рока, трясущиеся руки суеты. Сняты запреты, сорваны бинты. Вот встретились. Вот – перешли на “ты”. Жара. Дорога. Азия. Мосты. Конечно, героиня одинока. Осенний лес. Багряные кусты. На заднем плане – грозная эпоха, где все смешалось. Вот – наоборот – эпоха выдвигается вперед, и через пустоши чертополоха – движенье серое суровых рот. Что означает этот поворот – войну? разгром? мятеж? переворот? Кто в этой обстановке разберет, что – в будущем?
Но все – не так уж плохо. Настало лето. Липа зацвела. Широкий двор. Топор. Хомут. Пила. Не все еще на свете поломалось.
Текст на экране: “Так за день намаюсь, бывает, что и думать не могу, и только зайцы красные в мозгу беснуются. Эффект необъясним, но почему-то непременно зайцы. Нет, мне не страшно. Я устал бояться…”
Где наш герой? Что происходит с ним?
Тут кадры начинают повторяться. Вот встретились. Вот – перешли на “ты”. Жара. Дорога. Азия. Мосты.
Вдруг – лазарет. Кровати. Кровь. Бинты.
Сюжет уже становится банальным. Мы договором связаны кабальным с реальностью: наш выбор невелик. Так мало вариантов и исходов.
И неожиданно – весенний блик. День. Толчея подземных переходов. Москва. Таганка. Семьдесят второй. И что нам героиня, что – герой?! Напомним зрителю – он вне событий. Обрывки фраз: “А я ей – извините!”, “Да хоть и завтра”, “Он у них зампред”, “Семь двадцать – штука”…
Снова лазарет. Тяжелое мерцанье потолка. Стон. Громкий шепот. Неотступный бред. Как будто чья-то грозная рука решительно вернула нас на место.
За кадром голос: “Замесили тесто – давайте, выпекайте пироги. Решайте: кто друзья вам, кто – враги. Расставьте точки. Сделайте акценты. Довольно брать у жизни под проценты ее неистощимый капитал. Наметьте контур. Укажите центры”…
Контора. Стук машинки “Рейнметалл”. Она! Губа закушена. Приметы – иного времени. Ей тяжело. Ноябрь. Дожди. (Мрачней. Поменьше света!) Унылый вид сквозь мутное стекло.
Итак, герой погиб, а героиня еще живет с закушенной губой.
Мы делаем усилье над собой, мы знаем – все пройдет, и это минет, а наше дело – развивать сюжет. Но что нам делать, если больше нет ни мужества, ни дерзости, ни знанья?
В последний раз окинем взором зданье, в ноябрьскую вглядимся полутьму.
И кончим этим кадром моросящим, ненужным, ничего не говорящим ни сердцу, ни инстинкту, ни уму…

Лео Эпштейн, 1977

С просторов

у меня бабок на такихЪ баб нету и не будет


Someone in a friendly blog thread pointed me to this delightful piece of vintage Capotiana, The muses are heard (could be had at archive-dot-org at an unbeatable price of $0.00, just don’t forget to click the Borrow button every hr of reading).

She referred to it in context of A. Vertinsky , that curious figure stuck in-between worlds of white-guard French emigrees of the 20’s and post-WWII Soviet misery and sellout. Somewhere half-through I found the the exact place

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They continue

“There’s no question without a doubt that the reason why the United States has the number one highest death toll from COVID is because of all these policies,” he [Dr. Marble-ETat] said.

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“…Sen.Paul’s amendment, but he insisted it be added to the underlying bill.

The change Paul is seeking would create a special inspector general to oversee how the Ukraine military aid is spent.”
I – and 331 mln of others – am the one paying taxes and funding this drunken party.  Show me the bills.
Arbat here speaks for me

One week in April,

in [unedited] pictures

Or you can click in the Flickr window in the bottom-right margin

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