This Just in from The Ministry of Truth!

2022 August 1
by justrand

We here at the Ministry of Truth! are partying 24×7 like it’s 1984.  Once upon a time our glorious leaders had to fret about the meaning of words…even the word “is”.

Take Emperor (emeritus) Bill Clinton…please:

It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. If the—if he—if ‘is’ means is and never has been, that is not—that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement.”

Yet people scoffed at that crystal clear statement!  (and we know who ALL of you are who scoffed!)

Now, of course, it is accepted by all but a troublesome few (and we know who THEY are too!) that the meaning of any word relies solely on what WE, the Ministry of Truth, say it is…on any given day.  We are updating your NewSpeak dictionaries hourly, so we “insist” that you check them BEFORE saying or writing anything.  Or better still, just SHUT UP!  When we want your opinion we’ll let you know what your opinion is.

Now that we’ve cleared that up, on to the glorious transition we are all experiencing!

His eminence, Sir Paul Krugman, explained on unReliable Sources yesterday, that:

Jobs are abundant, although maybe the job market is weakening. Inflation is high, though maybe inflation is coming down. What does it matter whether you use the R word or not?  I’ve never seen anything as bad as the determination of a lot of people to say it’s a recession.  It’s above and beyond anything I’ve ever seen.”

Sir Krugman then said:

If you ask people how’s your financial situation, it’s pretty favorable.”

When asked when the last time was that he personally bought gasoline or food, Krugman reached for a calendar from 1988…so his frame of reference is still being verified.

The point is that ALL IS WELL.  And any temporary transitory transitions to the non-recessionary uninflatable future are being well and truly handled as we transition to tomorrow as soon as today is over with.  Or something.  The official wording will be even BETTER worded…if that’s possible.

Once again, The Ministry of Truth reminds everyone to stay calm and only become panicky when told to do so…and then do exactly what we say!

And we remind you that we have ALWAYS been at war with Eurasia EastAsia Eurasia EastAsia!

This week’s Public Service Announcement

Big Brother Brandon president Biden reminds you all to get re-re-re-inoculated and/or re-re-re-boosted with the latest Covid vaccine.  He sends this reminder from his quarantine room where he is recovering from his 13th bout with Covid.  Uncle Joe insists he would have had Covid FOURTEEN times, if he hadn’t been inoculated and boosted 46 times.

So get in line for those awesomely effective vaccines and boosters!!

54 Responses leave one →
  1. 2022 August 1 8:53 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. If the—if he—if ‘is’ means is and never has been, that is not—that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement.”

    I’m sensing that he may be an advisor to the Kamala speechwriting team…

  2. 2022 August 1 9:06 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    “When asked when the last time was that he personally bought gasoline or food, Krugman …”

    A bit off topic but I’m still feeling illuminated by something I read by former Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore.
    He made the point that all those miners, truckers, farmers, ranchers, oilmen, … they are not plundering the planet. They are not violating fragile Mother Earth. That group of people and occupations exist solely to deliver a stream of essential resources including food, clean water, and electricity that keeps the city people alive.
    Green initiatives, taken to their logical conclusion, result in the death of those “green” activists.

  3. 2022 August 1 9:23 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Expect more ….

    “The first settlement in the U.S. has been reached in a class action lawsuit filed by health care workers over a university system’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
    Chicago-based NorthShore University HealthSystem has agreed to pay more than 500 current and former health-care workers a total of $10,337,500 as part of the terms of the settlement. It’s also changing its policy to accommodate religious exemption requests and rehiring former employees who were fired or forced to resign whose exemption requests were denied.”

  4. 2022 August 1 9:29 am
    justrand permalink

    For those who doubt (even a tiny bit) the wonderfulness of Paul Krugman’s economic knowledge, remember he won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1831…two years BEFORE Alfred Nobel was even born!

    THAT’S how smart Paul Krugman is!

  5. 2022 August 1 9:39 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Speaking of re-re-re-inoculated, Israel is on its 6th round of jabs. They might as well put a butterfly stint in to make the injections easier.

  6. 2022 August 1 11:37 am
    bc3b permalink

    In the history of the world, has anyone not named Biden or Fauci been wrong more often that Paul Krugman?

  7. 2022 August 1 11:51 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    This guy has a series about all the countries affected by the econ ripples from sanctions.
    This episode is about Cuba.

    Begins with a sequence showing cooking in the dark, studying by the light of a cell phone, etc.
    The section on Venezuela’s deals with Cuba were interesting and new info for me (2 min). Total video: nearly 15 min

  8. 2022 August 1 12:07 pm
    bc3b permalink

  9. 2022 August 1 12:43 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Well there is one good thing about the MonkeyPox epidemic; if asses had ears they would be making us wear masks again so thank your lucky stars they don’t.

  10. 2022 August 1 1:59 pm
    justrand permalink

    drdog, they’re gonna make us all have butt-plugs…and they’ll check when we try to go into Home Depot!! 🙂

  11. 2022 August 1 3:06 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    ^^^^^ Hahahahah. Wait what!??

  12. 2022 August 1 4:33 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Ms. Piggy is headed for Taiwan. So we lose a Speaker of the House but gain a war. From the elites pov it seems like a fair trade, right?

  13. 2022 August 1 5:51 pm
    bc3b permalink

    24-year old Indiana cop murdered during traffic stop. This is one story CNN won’t touch and evidence of why cops are concerned about pulling over black men:

  14. 2022 August 1 7:28 pm
    mpt permalink

    From 3 – Chicago-based NorthShore University HealthSystem has agreed to pay more than 500 current and former health-care workers a total of $10,337,500 as part of the terms of the settlement. It’s also changing its policy to accommodate religious exemption requests and rehiring former employees who were fired or forced to resign whose exemption requests were denied.

    Something that really burns me is why does one need a “religious” exemption from the vaxx? Shouldn’t a “mind your own business” exemption be enough?

  15. 2022 August 1 7:50 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    14, re the “mind yr own bidness” exemption. Yes but they were busy selling us on the need for EVERYONE to take the vaxx, otherwise Covid would persist and come back.
    It was a false premise and the falseness was obvious to the Covid Dissenter health professional community and well explained to folks like us who are interested laymen … but that was the battle cry of the elites.
    I mean if it was simply “ok, don’t take the vaccine and die–fine with us” there would have been no conflict. But somehow NOT taking the vaxx was a threat to others … according to them.

  16. 2022 August 1 8:08 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    The accents are a bit tough to follow at times but a good presentation on what the EU is facing.
    Future Prices: How Prepared Is Europe For The Winter?

    Some bullet points:
    1) The expert says Euros are tougher than people think and will just bear it (me: rolls eyes) because they will remember how tough their grandparents were.
    2) At present rates, Germany will run out of stored natgas in December.
    3) There will still be gas arriving, for example from Norway and some LNG, but not nearly enough. I didn’t hear a number presented so I don’t know how much that reduced value is estimated to be.
    4) With present laws in Germany, households are legally prioritized. That will have to change, otherwise industry will see massive cuts and unemployment will skyrocket
    5) Italy is most in danger, heavily dependent on RU natgas, lack of nuclear, lack of coal fallback

    The expert says 4 GazProm execs are dead in the last couple of months, he presents it as perhaps due to being insufficiently quick to obey Putin’s orders. This was new to me but has been well reported in Euro media. Sample:

  17. 2022 August 1 8:16 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    And now the tables have turned. Those that have any clue know that they now modified. To what extent they do not know.

  18. 2022 August 1 9:38 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    NY Times says “yes, she will go there”

    13 minutes ago – Speaker Nancy Pelosi began a fraught tour of Asia on Sunday that administration officials say they now expect will include a stop in Taiwan,

  19. 2022 August 1 10:04 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    This sounds about right.
    The importance of 2A. No one wants to be in a position where we need guns … but it will never be any easier than now to acquire one …

    Saul Alinsky: The essence of Lenin’s speeches during this period was “They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot.
    When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.”

  20. 2022 August 2 5:49 am
    drdog09 permalink

    We have only been doing gun registration since the late 70’s. So they are only aware of about half the arsenal the populace has. A third of the ordinance in my possession predates all that for example.

  21. 2022 August 2 5:58 am
    drdog09 permalink

  22. 2022 August 2 6:10 am
    justrand permalink

    even the PRK hasn’t gone full gun confiscation…yet. Their method is to make ammunition so hard to obtain and so expensive when you find it, that the people with guns will have little to load in them.

  23. 2022 August 2 6:17 am
    fight on permalink


    Does never Trumper Peter Meijer get booted today? What do you think of Tudor Dixon?

  24. 2022 August 2 7:10 am
    JimNorCal permalink

  25. 2022 August 2 7:19 am
    JimNorCal permalink

  26. 2022 August 2 9:32 am
    bc3b permalink

    Political correctness – being afraid to offend the gay community – is making Monkey Pox much more of a problem:

    If guys stick with humans with boobs they can avoid a lot of problems and have more fun.

  27. 2022 August 2 9:35 am
    bc3b permalink

    Fight on #23 –

    Red Eagle Politics predicts Petey Meijer will lose to the black conservative today.

    I will probably vote for Tudor Dixon. There are a few opponents more conservative, but Dixon seems the most likely to defeat Whitmer.

    I did most of my shopping at Meijer before Petey Boy was elected to Congress. Petey Boy’s goal is to become the next Fred Upton – another trust fund baby (Whirlpool).

  28. 2022 August 2 9:40 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #11 –

    A lot of conservatives are referring to Liz Cheney as Miss Piggy because of their similar facial features.

  29. 2022 August 2 9:40 am
    drdog09 permalink

    The history of why much of our food sucks —

  30. 2022 August 2 10:11 am
    justrand permalink

    for bc3b

  31. 2022 August 2 10:16 am
    mpt permalink

    28 – Just listen to how the LGBTQ+ community wanting to engage in random, anonymous sex with each other is described by the Government and media as “the population most at risk”. Whereas, during the height of the Wuhan Flu anyone not toeing the government line and wanting to be left alone was referred to as a “super-spreader”.

    Honestly, if it was white-male Republicans who were getting and spreading Monkeypox, is there any doubt there would be round-ups and mass lockdowns “for the greater good”?

  32. 2022 August 2 10:17 am
    mpt permalink

    32 – That doesn’t help me. I must be dense. Which is which again?

  33. 2022 August 2 10:21 am
    mpt permalink

    Anyone seen any updates on the Diesel engine oil shortage that was warned about a month or so ago?

    I’ve done some Internet searches and I see truckers continuing to discuss it in different forums. Some sporadic reports of different oil grades getting more difficult to find in larger quantities, but nothing specific that widespread effects are really being felt yet.

  34. 2022 August 2 10:26 am
    bc3b permalink

    Michael Knowles on gay “Leather Festival” orgy San Francisco is holding this summer regardless of Monkey Pox threat:

  35. 2022 August 2 10:28 am
    mpt permalink

    A story you won’t see covered in the MSM: 80-Year-Old Store Owner Turns Tables on Armed Thieves, Sends Them Running to Hospital: ‘He Shot My Arm Off!’

    However, given this is PRK, I assume the store owner will soon be brought up on hate crime charges for attempting to murder these future doctors, lawyers, and scientists who were minding their own business and just out for a good time.

  36. 2022 August 2 10:58 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Last I saw was that DEF additive was in short supply.

    How about this to shorten the commute? —

  37. 2022 August 2 11:40 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Works on 2 levels at least …

    I saw a sign advertising the diesel additive at a Love’s Travel Stop near LA when we were going for college tours. On the one hand they had it. OTOH they found it useful to post the availability prominently.

  38. 2022 August 2 3:02 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “Cool Grandma” (SD Gov Kristi Noem’s mom).

  39. 2022 August 2 3:04 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    You know you are in back country when the Stop-n-Go has a 4 high stack of hydraulic fluid in the front window. (French Camp Mississippi)

  40. 2022 August 2 3:11 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    42 LOL.

    I didn’t watch this YouTube vid but I like the new coined word: “Left-ugee”
    Left-ugees seek refuge, move to Republican-led states

  41. 2022 August 2 3:18 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  42. 2022 August 2 3:35 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” — Thomas Paine

  43. 2022 August 2 3:46 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    44, quick and to the point.

    Meanwhile: “A New Low in Desperate Pro-Mask Studies Has Been Reached”
    There is a new systematic review of 1732 mask studies to determine whether masks work. It is on a preprint server meaning it is not peer-reviewed.

    Almost all of the 1732 potential studies were eliminated so they only looked at 13 studies with a total of 243 COVID infections between the two groups.

    One of the 13 studies that was not eliminated was done in 2004 which is impressive since SARS-CoV-2 didn’t exist at the time.

    Me: I’ve read that there are 2 solid studies, well designed with lots of participants–one from Finland, the other from Denmark that show without a doubt that masks (Dem Party MAGA hat equivalents) are not at all useful.

  44. 2022 August 2 3:51 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Again 44, I only count 9 reasons not 10 as claimed LOL

    Maybe he counts these as 2 reasons: China’s army will need to attack over the ocean AND the invading force will be slow and vulnerable

  45. 2022 August 2 4:07 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    A renowned Dutch scientist has been studying all-cause-mortality. Because boosters were administered to certain age groups in a staggered sequence, it is possible to peer more deeply into the data to see if there is a match between getting a boost and then dying afterwards.

    “I have edited the transcript below to focus on his latest study, which statistically tests the possibility of correlation of the booster vaccine campaigns (in the 60+ year cohort) in the Netherlands to excess all-cause mortality. The hypothesis basically being that there is a temporal (time) statistical correlation between regional vaccine uptake and spikes in excess all cause mortality in the 60+ cohort of vaccine recipients. The government of the Netherlands has employed a strategy of deploying “booster” doses of the genetic vaccines as regional vaccination waves, which provides an opportunity to examine possible correlations after sorting data by time and region.”

    Spoiler: “Theo has now sent that data to the Government of Holland. I think his study may be one of the most important to become available this year, because the correlation linking the vaccines and excess mortality in the tested (60+ year) cohorts appears to be extremely strong.”

    Caution: The paper still awaits formal peer review

  46. 2022 August 2 4:12 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Voted for Tudor Dixon for governor and John James for Congress.

    There were several good GOP choices for governor. Trump endorsed her, but the fact that she’s hot was what swung my vote:

  47. 2022 August 2 4:35 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    There is a way forward many of us here partake — — Just abandon the system. It can’t survive without active participation.

  48. 2022 August 2 5:32 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Looks like you picked the winner. Dixon has a commanding lead out of the gate it appears.

  49. 2022 August 2 6:03 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Yep, bc nailed it, as they say …

    Richard Grenell
    Blow out. Donald Trump endorsed @TudorDixon
    wins big and fast.

    Dave Wasserman
    I’ve seen enough: Tudor Dixon (R) wins the #MIGOV GOP primary and will face Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) in the fall. @CookPolitical November rating: Lean D.

  50. 2022 August 2 6:16 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    From the Spin, Strange, Charm blog

    “the Telegraph reports that women are getting crowded out at the BBC, as the gender quota is filled with men who identify as women.”
    The BBC is “disappearing women” by allowing a 50-50 quota for programme guests to be filled by those who self-identify as female

  51. 2022 August 2 6:28 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Michigan Primary

    With 15% of the vote Tudor Dixon has a commanding lead. I wonder if she has brothers named Stuart and Windsor.

    With 7.3% Peter Meijer is losing 58%-42%; with 11% in it’s down to 53%-47%

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