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Off the Record (March 22, 2023)

ALTHOUGH LEGGETT'S MELISSA ROSENTHAL went to all the 2020 redistricting meetings to lobby for the far north county to remain in the 3rd District where it's been for a hundred-plus years, and where Leggett also belongs although it was shoved into the Fort Bragg-dominant 4th District years ago, the deep outback — places like Iron Mountain, Spy Rock, and much of Bell Springs — were gerrymandered into the 4th District. There remain suspicions that some of the impetus for gerrymandering the deep hill country in the northeast of the county into the coastal 4th to ensure that the popular Johnny Pinches wouldn't be tempted to run again for supervisor in the 3rd District. 

BE THAT AS IT MAY, as Ms. Rosenthal insists, the recent storms that took out this forgotten and politically orphaned area made it physically clear that the parts of 3rd arbitrarily attached to the 4th were on their own as the roads closed, big trees fell and the snow piled up. She rightly credits North County volunteer firefighters and other purely local first responders for coming to the rescue while county help was so slow in coming it never arrived. The only outside agency that reached out to offer help, Ms. Rosenthal says, was the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, a non-governmental entity.  ”We were out of power for 12 days, got it back for 36 hours, then it was back out for another two days. The people doing the work during this long emergency in the forgotten corner of the county came through for us, but the county? No.” 

THIS WEIRD GERRYMANDER ought to be re-thought, but because it was based, theoretically on the Census, a re-districting committee, appointed by the supervisors, won't be counting heads again until 2030.

WHAT HAPPENED IN 2010 was some effective sabotage by former 4th District supervisor, Kendall Smith. The simplest way to have numerically balanced out the districts according to the Census's suspect head count would have been to leave the northeast corner of the county in the 3rd district where it historically has rested since Mendo was a county by moving Mendocino into the 4th District, thus placing all the lib candy arses, so to speak, in the 4th District. But Smith and Mendocino feared that without Mendocino in the 5th, there would be at least a chance that an Inappropriate Person beyond the control of the lib-labs might become 5th District supervisor, someone like, say, John Redding, who was easily defeated in the last elections by incumbent 5th District supervisor, the Albion-Mendo-Conservative Democrat-basted Ted Williams.

AS MS R points out, people in her county-ignored area tend overwhelmingly to be self-sufficient, and able to handle whatever comes their way. But you have a large number of people — 500 to 700 — paying local taxes for scant services in return. “During the recent emergency,” Ms. Rosenthal remembers, “the people on the Drury Ranch on the border of Mendocino and Humboldt counties got help right away from Michelle Bushnell, the supervisor for Southern Humboldt County. As it stands here, for example, the people on the west side of Spy Rock are in the 4th District, the people who live on the eastside are in the 3rd District. It's crazy.” 

LARRY SHEEHY: Come on City of Ukiah. Let's convert School Street downtown into a beautiful pedestrian mall. Cars culture is out of control. Put 'em in a new 2 level parking garage where the current parking lot is. Downtown has beauty potential but not with cars ruling the current street. So there! Idealist me, so be it.

HEADLINE OF THE WEEK: ‘$100 billion wiped off US banking market in SINGLE DAY as former White House adviser calls it 'tip of the iceberg': Bloodbath on Wall Street saw regional banks fall by up to 60% and the Big Four drawn into SVB's collapse contagion.’

BETTER TO MARRY THAN TO BURN: Pope Francis said the Church's 11th-century celibacy rule was only a 'temporary prescription' and there was also 'no contradiction' for a priest to marry'. 

LAST MONDAY MORNING'S BANK RUNS are still shaking out, and will be shaking out for some time. “Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, he can rob the whole world,” as the old saw goes, and our banks have been robbing us since their inception. 

SHOVING BIDEN up front Monday morning to “calm jittery nerves” only reminds everyone that no one is at the helm of our badly listing ship of state.

ALTHOUGH Biden's Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, said over the weekend that there would be no bailouts for failed banks, Biden's handlers had him say this morning that Silicon Valley Bank's customer money will be available to them. He said its managers should be fired, and stated that taxpayers will not have to help bail out SVB and Signature Bank, going on to say what a great job he's doing in putting people to work. These contradictory remarks were followed by runs on a whole bunch of regional banks.

STEPHEN ROSENTHAL COMMENTS: “Interesting read by Casey O’Neill. Anyone remember when the BOS, in their eternal short-sighted stupidity, balked and challenged the Sheriff about purchasing a Snow Cat? I do.”

I ALSO REMEMBER. Then-Sheriff Allman emphasized that even if you need the Snow Cat only once to save someone, it pays for itself, which it has big time in this, The Year of the Big Snows.

THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC LETTER from John Redding seems to have gone un-responded to, but isn't it significant that a trustee of Coast Health abandons the Adventist complex he oversees?

REDDING: As a member of the Mendocino Coast Health Care District Board of Directors, I voted to affiliate the District with Adventist Health. We all had high hopes that health care would improve under their management. I cannot say that it has. 

I think we can all agree that the doctors, nurses, PAs, and other providers are all qualified and provide good care. They are not the problem, except in a few cases that people have told me about. 

Problems abound instead in non-medical areas. 

The new software system is unreliable as I can attest personally. If you get a referral, make sure you get a written copy because digital copies are prone to disappear as I and others have learned the hard way.

Another problem is scheduling and rescheduling appointments. The last straw for me was learning my annual checkup would be four months after I called. At which time I would ask for a referral for a colonoscopy that would perhaps be four months out as well. A problem not limited to just me.

And I strongly disapprove of how appointments are rescheduled. If you arrive to your appointment and discover the provider is out sick or on personal leave or whatever, you go to back of the line, another multi month wait. Any company with good customer service would make that person a priority even if it means working weekends. This makes the whole system unreliable.

So, I have made the decision to seek healthcare elsewhere. Just as many already do. I am interested in suggestions on where to go. And I don't need to hear from people who don't very much like me. They already told me where to go! lol


The comments remind me of when some science based organization suggested that if we planted some very large number of trees that it would solve the climate change crisis. It seemed that every organization that had a plan, usually commercial, for carbon capture or alternatives to fossil fuels immediately jumped to criticize that approach. There was, to my recollection, no support for tree planting proposal that continued “and, in addition, let's build up solar/wind/wave or nuclear (ugh) power AS WELL.” There was no support that continued AND carbon sequestration or any of the other ideas to save our civilization. (The planet and life will continue). It is clear the coast needs housing, so support building housing. If every empty house were rented, not as a vacation rental, but as a residence, the housing shortage would be lessened. I want to see people housed who are willing and able to work for their housing, No one is entitled. It seems that neither the addicts, the alcoholics the mentally ill or the majority of voters in these United States have concern for the common good if it interferes with their “entertainment.” Did the last (mid-term) election prove that the price of gasoline trumped the price of freedom?

TUESDAY MORNING BEGAN with this encouraging headline: “Credit Suisse shares fall to all-time low as the world's seventh largest investment bank announces it has found ‘material weakness’ - just hours after Wall Street experts predicted that it would be the next to fail after SVB.”

LATER in the day, various experts chimed in to say the “system” was stable, the Brits bought SVB for a token dollar and the feds were guaranteeing deposits over the FDIC-insured limit of $250,000.

ONLY ONE member of Silicon Valley Bank's board of directors had experience in investment banking; while the others were major Democratic donors. Tom King, 63, was appointed to the board in September after previously serving as the CEO of investment banking at Barclay's. He has had 35 years of experience in investment banking. But he is the only person on the board with experience in the financial industry. Others are a former Obama administration employee, a prolific contributor to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and even a Hillary Clinton mega-donor who prayed at a Shinto shrine when Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. 

COME, TAKE MY HAND as we part the mists of time. It's 1947 and my 4th Grade class is walking down the street to the neighborhood Bank of America. A smiling man in a suit and tie explains to us that if we put one dollar in a BofA savings account, he will take that dollar, and all the dollars people put in his bank, and loan it to people like my neighbor, Vito Virzi, so Vito, later revealed as a wheelman for an organized crime family, can buy a house. “But your dollars, boys and girls, will become two dollars in one year.” We all forked over and got our little passbooks. 

ALL THESE YEARS LATER, I'm still puzzled that the bank manager cited Vito Virzi as a person helped by the miracle of usury. I happened to know Vito. A handsome young man who seemed the very apex of glamour, he was unfailingly nice to little kids in a time and a place children were mostly regarded as pests, rather like oversize mosquitos. I knew him because he lived next door with his parents, people from the old country. The old man lived in the basement, his wife upstairs. They kept a cow in the backyard. We loved hearing them argue in their mellifluous, operatic Italian, each sentence seeming to end in a musical note. The neighborhood called Vito ‘Two Wheel Johnny’ because he always seemed to take the corners at a tire-squealing speed. Either he or one of his brothers, as I dimly recall, was killed in a mob shooting in San Francisco, and I've always hoped it wasn't Vito. 

R. LORENZO ROTA WRITES: Thanks for your timely piece about supplemental property tax bills! I had just got off the phone earlier from chatting with the Tax Collector and Assessor because I was wondering where was my supplemental tax bill from a home purchase last year. No one had a clue how much I owed or when the bill would go out, or what the payment terms would be. (??) I have never experienced this in any other California county. Every other county, I'd get a supplemental tax bill later in the year or the first quarter of the following year. I was told the new system isn’t working yet and no one knows when it will work. I don't know what to say, I'm not a financial or text expert. Is it that complex?

ED NOTE: Welcome to Mendo, Mr. Rota, an odd jurisdiction, where things aren't what they seem. You've stepped behind The Green Curtain, which falls just north of Cloverdale, and a sort of rural twilight zone commences. Good luck to you.

A READER WRITES: You are a consumer of science fiction; I not so much (but I dig it). I submit an entry for The Shortest Science-Fiction Story of All Time: “The reconnaissance people poked around in the rubble and sent the following message back to the mother ship: ‘Apparently a natural-selection experiment here with an enlarged cerebral cortex was a failure’.” I await your opinion.

ED NOTE: Seldom read SciFi, but you've written a good one.

THE TRULY GOOD NEWS is that Bernie Norvell, mayor of Fort Bragg, has announced for Fourth District Supervisor. Fort Bragg being a model of civic functioning, Norvell's played a major role in creating the well run Fort Bragg we see today, and a Fort Bragg that Ukiah could take lessons from assuming Ukiah is teachable. Proprietor of a small family business, Norvell, as supervisor, will bring badly needed common sense to a board desperately in need of it. Not that the present supervisors are entirely responsible for the present fiscal mess, but they signed off on all kinds of cockamamie spending schemes brought to their trembling hands by former CEO, the fearsome M. Dearest.

ERNIE BRANSCOMB: My cousin lived in Ketchikan, Alaska and worked at the sawmill. One year, during the spring thaw they discovered that a woman had killed her boyfriend and wrapped him in a blue tarp and buried him in the snow in the front yard. His body was discovered during the spring thaw. That same year they found a body at the bottom of the mill pond wrapped in a blue tarp. The joke around town was to enforce a waiting period to buy a blue tarp.

TRADING had to be halted several times last week on some 20 regional banks as the velocity of money being withdrawn from them forced regulators to intervene. The big boys were also taking relatively big hits: Citigroup's share price was down 7.45 percent, Wells Fargo sank 7.1 percent, Bank of America plunged 5.8 percent and JP Morgan fell 1.8 percent. Among the worst affected regional banks were First Republic Bank which fell by 62 percent, Western Alliance which closed with a loss of 47 percent and KeyCorp which dropped by 21 percent. The declines struck Wall Street despite Joe Biden making an intervention minutes before the market opened to claim that “Americans can have confidence that the banking system is safe,” a statement that seemed to add to international bank jitters. Former Trump White House adviser Steve Moore warned that SVB “may just be the tip of the iceberg,” exposing a broader weakness brought about by Biden's $4 trillion COVID stimulus package.

THE COLLAPSES of Silvergate and Silicon Valley Bank are like icebergs calving off from the Antarctic glacier. The financial analogy to the global warming causing this collapse is the rising temperature of interest rates, which spiked last Thursday and Friday to close at 4.60 percent for the U.S. Treasury’s two-year bonds. Bank depositors meanwhile were still being paid only 0.2 percent on their deposits. That has led to a steady withdrawal of funds from banks — and a corresponding decline in commercial bank balances with the Federal Reserve. (Michael Hudson)


Fred Gardner writes:

This is from a NYT obit that ran March 14

Jesus Alou, who joined with his brothers Felipe and Matty in blazing a trail for Dominican natives in the major leagues, died on Friday. He was 80.

His death was announced by the San Francisco Giants, with whom he played his first six seasons. No details were provided.

When Jesus Alou was a rookie, he and his brothers were all in the Giants’ outfield on Sept. 15, 1963. They were the only three brothers in major league history to play together in a single game.

Jesus Alou played in the major leagues for 15 seasons and was a member of the Oakland A’s teams that won World Series championships in 1973 and 1974. He had limited power, hitting only 32 home runs in his career, but he was a solid batter with a career average of .280.

Alou Brothers: Jesus, Matty & Felipe

I was at that game when he made his debut! I'd been sitting in the left field bleachers and had moved up to the front few rows as the crowd thinned out. Jesus was inserted late in the game, joining his bros in the outfield. There were many Puerto Ricans in the crowd, especially in the cheap seats, and they recognized the historic significance and joyfully chanted “Hay-sooss! Hay-sooss!” for at least two minutes.

Amazing but true.

A VERY GOOD IDEA. Mendo Friends: I need your help! I’m spearheading a letter writing campaign to the Mendocino Unified school board urging them to establish a preschool on campus at the K-8 school. There are classrooms available and I have principal and superintendent support for a state funded preschool. I just need to demonstrate the need for more childcare options for 3-5 year olds in our area. Please consider writing a letter in support or reach out to me for a form letter you can fill in easily. Also - I will be providing a list of local kids ages 0-4 who would attend a hypothetical preschool if it existed. Let me know if you have a kid who qualifies to be on it! Thank you, thank you!

Jessa Poehlmann

WITH LOTS OF CROOKS at the fiscal levers — First Republic and CVB Bank executives dumped millions of dollars in their stock before their crashes. Which ought to get them some country club jail time but probably won't. $12 million worth of its stock in just the past three months, according to the Wall Street Journal. Executive Chairman James Herbert II sold the most of any of the other insiders, off-loading a whopping $4.5 million worth of shares since the start of the year. In all, four of the struggling bank's top executives sold $11.8 million worth of stock so far this year, at prices averaging just below $130 a share, the Journal found.

THE COLLAPSE of Credit Suisse surprised me. Heck, Swiss banking is synonymous with probity, right? But Switzerland is also the home of the cuckoo clock and yodeling, both indications of precarious national mental health.


CRU funding support

Good afternoon. I apologize for the late request but with the help of the MCHCF potential funding for our CRU program has been identified. Any support letters can be sent to Huffman.Projects@Mail.House.Gov with the subject line Community Project Funding 2024 - Mendocino Coast Healthcare Foundation — Fort Bragg Care Response Unit - Continuation - Support Material. We have until end of day Monday to send letters. Apologies again for the late request.

Bernie Norvell

Mayor City of Fort Bragg <>

Deputy Sheriff Ricky Del Fiorentino was shot and killed while searching for a subject who had committed violent crimes in Oregon earlier in the day and then shot at a store owner near Leggett, California.

Officers from multiple agencies were searching the area when Deputy Del Fiorentino came across the subject's car in the town of Cleone, near MacKerricher State Park. The subject ambushed Deputy Del Fiorentino, firing multiple rounds and fatally wounding him before he had a chance to exit his vehicle.

A Fort Bragg police lieutenant who was nearby and heard the gunfire responded to the scene to discover the subject going through Deputy Del Fiorentino's patrol car. The lieutenant exchanged gunfire with the subject and struck him in the leg, causing a fatal wound.

Deputy Del Fiorentino had served with the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office and Fort Bragg Police Department for a total 26 years.

Deputy Del Fiorentino is remembered for his kind heart, boisterous laugh, positive attitude and dedication to community service personally and professionally. 

We miss you every day and will never forget your contributions to the public safety profession, the community and to the Sheriff's Office family.

Rest in Peace


[1] I hope this storm event has taught people to be more prepared. Many of the rescues were due to people not being prepared. If you live in the mountains, you should have enough firewood and food to get through the entire winter, because you never know, and sometimes you’re on your own, and no one can help you or even get to you. If you can’t do that, you should live in town.


[a] Should we assume that ALL cannabiz applicants have the proper site conditions, adequate water, sufficient business acumen and general wherewithal to make it through the permit gauntlet? Or is it safe to assume that many folks don’t have sufficient water resources and flat and unforested land free of endangered species to allow for commercial operations? Maybe this has nothing to do with supposedly inept County employees or country bumpkins whose black market skills make them perfectly incapable of operating in a regulated market? Maybe this just has to do with the fact that the place you’ve been doing your thing on for 30 years doesn’t fit into the regulatory box? Or maybe all the black marketeers are really good at manipulating the demise of the small, legal Mendo farms that will probably never succeed anyways in the broader weed markets of Oklahoma indoor and LA megagrows…? Hmmmm

[b] Your assumptions are wrong, there are lots of business capable farmers with sites that meet the state environmental requirements.

Do you know the history of the cannabis dept losing Hundreds of applications? That is the definition of an inept county employees

Mendocino county loves to blame this problem on the state of California but losing Hundreds of applications was not the states fault.

[3] The idea that current and future taxpayers are not on the hook for this is absolutely laughable You get a better sense of how depraved these fucks truly are when you watch them say things that are patently false without even a hint of embarrassment or hesitation. What else are they lying about without a moment’s thought. Well, everything.

The taxpayer pays for EVERYTHING. I don’t care if banks pay the insurance premiums to the FDIC and whatever other cockamamie schemes they have going. The fees the banks pay impact the interest rates they offer depositors. The fees the banks pay also impact the fees they charge depositors and borrowers. If the FED just prints money to paper over things today, all of us are holding dollars that are now worth less than last week. All shit rolls downhill.

The taxpayer is already paying for banking stupidity and will continue to do so.

[4] [a] “PG&E is owned by shareholders and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. There is a layer in the corporation that sucks money away from service provision and infrastructure maintenance because it is privately held.” 

[b] Jeffrey J. Olson: It's worse than that. Their liabilities in the recent fires all over Northern Cal have been covered by being allowed to bill customers to cover those liabilities. The CEO's annual compensation is $52 million a year. Can anyone tell me what she does to pull down $1 million a week?

[c] YES! She films folksy ads of herself walking around jobsites, sporting a ponytail and wearing a safety vest and hardhat.

[d] We didn’t have power for 2 weeks, PG&E kept saying “power will be restored today by 11:00 pm” for 9 consecutive days. Occasionally I would call and ask if they have an accurate estimate, and the person would say today by 11. I would tell them that I am looking at a downed tree across the road, severed lines, and 2 feet of snow on the road and that you said the same thing yesterday. They would say I’m sorry sir, that’s the most up to date information I have. I would ask if there is anyone within 50 miles of me who I can speak to that knows what is actually going on around here and they would say no. I asked if they seriously didn’t have a phone number for anyone in Humboldt to call, and they again said no.

A PGE contractor finally sent out 2 guys to check the lines on foot. They had to turn around because 1 only had rain boots and the other had cotton pants and ankle high work boots. One was from LA and had never even seen snow. They were given wimpy cable style chains to put on their truck and didn’t even know how to use them.

PG&E would be a funny joke, except it really hasn’t been funny at all over the last several years.

[e] This has become a big problem with our government, they seem to think if they just write it down it magically becomes real.. I wonder how I’m going to charge all my electric vehicles, electric chainsaws and power my all electric house when I can’t even get a power hookup. The closest pole to me is almost 2 mi away. They wanted my dad to pay almost $70,000 back in 82 to run power to his house which is down the road from mine, I would imagine it would be several hundred thousand dollars now…

The sad thing is with my solar panels and my backup gas generator, my gas chainsaws and my gas car I’m probably still more carbon neutral then most people that live in cities and they’re going to take that away from me under the guise of saving the environment, lol..

Just like over regulating our production industry until we’re buying products from a third world country that has no EPA standards at all. Or restricting our coal and oil development to the point where we have to buy oil from third world countries that have no EPA standards at all, who don’t think twice about dumping millions of gallons of oil a year into ground reservoirs or burning it because it’s too dirty to refine cheaply, what a f****** joke..

[5] Best picture? Okay, I watched a short part of “Everywhere, Everything, all at once. Not understanding anything, I googled it to get the plot. I still had no idea what they were talking about. It IS labeled it as science fiction, I could not identify what it was. I must be dumb about these modern movies that require an attention span of ten seconds. I have never seen such quick scene shifting ever in a movie or TV.

[6] THE OSCARS: I am amazed that that mess was the best picture according to Hollywood.

Hmmm, I wonder who owns Hollywood now. Same as DC, or the NBA? Best picture, Best actress, both Supporting actors, and Best director. Holy cow, that puts it at the level of Ben Hur, or Gone with the Wind. And what a mess.

Did anyone understand what was going on after watching the movie? Is this what the Chinese mind thinks is science fiction? The whole thing reminded me of an LSD trip movie.

[7] HOMELESSNESS. One part of that is California’s climate. It is a huge State that has a lot of nice weather, a lot of the time.(trust me!) It’s easier to be homeless here, over all, than in South Dakota! Couple that with CA attracting investment properties, and crazy high bubble economy rents, and property values…

I think California’s difficult SMALL business environment is para political. We have entrenched bureaucracies with voter mandates, but very little follow up oversight. Each expensive entity is the center of the universe.

I could provide many examples, I just spent an hour to access a form that took 10 min. to fill out. It’s a garbage Go-Daddy web site cobbled together for a State Agency with non sequitur “shopping cart,” & “checkout” tabs throughout! The agency’s email links don’t work, the one tab you need to hit “renewal” does NOT work…All to pay them $5000 to play a Mario brothers password puzzle challenge. Then you lose everything over hospital bills for stroking out!


“Well, it seems like it’s the Board’s fault, then,” Haschak replied.

Bingo! And the Cannabis Dept., Executive Office and County Counsel. 

Just when you think Mendo couldn’t be more of a cluster…, along comes a $3 million reporting error (but no one bothered to tell the Board); a $662,000 budget overrun in the Cannabis Dept. (knocking the Sheriff out of the top spot for the first time in memory); a surprise $75-80,000 bill from County Counsel (whose only advice has been not to release grant funds to the farmers it was intended for); and a proposal to divert grant funds to pay for all the screwups! They should all resign in disgrace!”


Most highway engineers are women. It’s a boring job, filling out forms and keeping records. A lot of lady highway engineers quit and go to nursing school. They’re the ones with their phone in one hand and a clipboard in the other…

The men they have now specialize in “leaning on their shovels” and sitting in their trucks when it rains. So yeah, maybe hire some women to hold those warning signs, drive those D-12’s. Many road building projects are contracted out, like the section of 29 in Lake County, which took 3 years to build 1.8 miles.

[10] In my area there was relative peace and quiet here as a child in the 50’s. I could ride my bicycle around safely because there wasn’t much traffic. Most homes only had one car in the driveway because dad drove it to work and mom was home taking care of business, including raising her own kids and managing her own household – a full time job if it was done right. Today, if I go outside I hear a constant low rumble of cars and traffic everywhere, coupled with frequent bursts of annoying racket made by cars and motorcycles having been modified specifically in order to make noise – yeah – loud pipes save lives eh? 

Peace and quiet will return to my area post Biden, as soon as a couple of years have passed from now. Legions of assholes and 4 wheeled morons will be forced to park their vehicles. For a while, fuel thefts will be rampant and people will be shooting and clubbing each other to death fighting over the remaining and rationed scraps of fuel available. There will be a short zombie period with very dangerous feral humans running around. But without fuel, they won’t be running all that far away from their home bases. Soon after that, lack of car parts and mechanics to fix them will turn all these vehicles into scrap iron, and the new bicycle and small displacement motorbike culture will emerge out of the ashes of the former car culture. People everywhere will become tough and trim, the obese people will just be a memory. Home gardens will be a primary food source, and large cities just a memory. Once again the streets will be safe for children to both play in as well as ride bikes on. There won’t be nearly as many people around either. During the worst parts of the crisis, it will be impossible to bury all the dead and many bodies will be eaten by scavenging coyotes, which are now everywhere. For the first time ever, I’m waking up in the middle of the night – as are my neighbors – to the very loud howling racket of a pack of coyotes moving through this town’s “greenbelt area”. People are getting upset here about their pets disappearing. If we do succeed in provoking a world war with Russia and China, the coyotes are gonna be fat and sassy here, snacking on both humans *and* their pets. What wonderful experiences are in store for us! It’s all good!

[11] A big chunk of the general population are herded into delusion by their favorite puppets. About 40% of the US population thinks the Big Guy is doing a good job. About 40% (probably the same 40%) agree that we should send troops to Taiwan if China invades.

Fortunately China won’t invade (pretty sure of that). Invasion would cause damage, death, and ill-will – and then you gotta put the pieces back together. 

As the door closes on a naked, drooling US whacking off in a dark closet, China will become Taiwan’s primary trading partner. Anti-China rhetoric will cease. Eventually they will be peacefully reunited. 

About half of Taiwan’s population wants reunification already, but if you listen to our mockingbird media, you’d think every citizen of Taiwan has a bayonetted AK in each hand, being held back like snarling dogs from killing every commie chink on the mainland.

[12] Imagine Trump being elected and in prison. I guess they could throw a large oak desk in there and he could sign bills and stuff. And answer questions to the media in the cafeteria or something, with his fellow prisoners listening and off to one side.

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