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Some eight days before Trump's inauguration, and in the midst of the Russia hysteria, I wrote I have never seen such a pile on as the ...

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tragic. Absurd.

Sorry for the long break. 

Neither dead nor in a witness protection program in Mongolia, I suffer with old age grumpiness, the pains of the endless moving-in process for the new house, and a variety of minor but irritating physical ills which serve to compound my growing despair over what I see happening to our country and to Western civilization.

Two words come to mind when surveying the current socio-political-economic scene: "Tragic" and "Absurd." The first word "tragic," of course, get abused quite a bit. We see endless references to a "tragic" car accident, fire, plane crash, etc. As with so many others words today, this word had lost its meaning and impact unless you go back to the original Greek idea of "tragedy": A horrid event foreseen by all, but the actors keep on heading for that predicted disaster. The disaster, of course, is the "absurd" part.

The absurd Biden drama, whereby the corrupt, and not too bright ex-Senator from Delaware, long sold out to China and corporate interests, pretends to act as President is a true Greek tragedy. 

Who could not have foreseen the consequences of putting, via massive electoral fraud and the aid of a craven media and a high-tech cabal, this easily manipulated, barely conscious, senile, frail old moron in the White House? Is anybody surprised by: 

Chaos at the southern border? 

Damage to our international interests and growing violence overseas? 

Increasing racial and class divide? 

Rising mayhem in our streets? 

Complete collapse of our so-called education system? 

Growing inflation and unemployment? 

Use of law enforcement for political ends?

Employment of "science" to attempt a denial of our basic rights and to launch a total redo of our way of living?  

We, to cite but one small example, have the world's foremost energy producer and major oil exporter, now suffering gasoline shortages as the so-called Biden administration leads us back to the 1970s . . . well, better said, with luck it will prove the 1970's, and not the 1860's . . . 

Blame it on Russia, yeah, blame it on Russia. Oh, yes, and on Trump, but then Russia and Trump, go together like fish and chips . . .

Absurd clowns. Killer clowns, really.

More soon.


  1. Welcome back. This whole thing has been a rig from the get-go. Remember back when the Iowa caucuses were held? Bernie appeared to have won, but the media and the Democrats, they had different ideas, they were going to muddy up the waters as much as possible to introduce doubt that Bernie won. The rigging got worse once North Carolina primary was held. They flat out stated Biden was going to win, and I am sure that private conversations were held with all the others, that Biden was going to be the nominee and you were not, and to take what deal was offered. Bernie, to his credit, apparently refused. What he doesn’t understand is that the Democrats are just as much against him as Republicans are, perhaps more so, because the democrats just use him for a vote, he has no voice. He is riding on the backs of crocodiles. The memes of him on Inauguration Day, shows he knows exactly what the deal is. There is a saying. “You can vote your way into socialism, but you have to fight your way out”. This unfortunately may be true in this case, and it is the reason I see folks just buying up all the guns and ammo they can lay hand to. People know. In our hearts, we feel it. We know. People who vote Democrat know it. It is the same feeling when you are short changed, or some other scam has been played upon you. You feel cheated, but the stakes are a lot higher than getting short changed at a sketchy market now. I don’t know where we are going but one thing, I am sure of, is that it is not going to get better for a while. I lived through the Carter Admin. I feel we are going to have the Carter admin on Oxycontin & Methamphetamine if we are lucky.

    1. Concur Dip',
      good to read your Post,
      and Sal's commentary~~~
      On Watch~~~
      among the walking wounded,
      "Let's Roll"

  2. "Ditto" as a certain recent commentator was wont to say.

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  4. Glad to see you have resumed your wise commentary on events.

  5. top theories on your absence:
    1) disappeared by the Biden administration
    2) joined Biden administration
    3) disappeared by Big Tech
    4) new career managing CNN's vomitorium

    welcome back!

    - reader #1482

    1. My theory was #1
      Moving, especially after a certain age, is not for the faint of heart.

    2. These comments are not funny. It can happen here.

  6. Top o' the Day, All~~~
    I'd like to share a prayer
    I heard this AM @ Bannons:

    ...Rabbi Aryeh Spero opens Friday’s War Room with a prayer for Israel, and for America. “Gives us strength not to falter nor lose our spirit and confidence,” he said.


    On Watch~~~

  7. Look on the bright side, Dip! Your readers missed you. That shows you are still making a difference in this world -- which is all any of us can ask.

    Welcome back. Wishing you rapid recovery from those minor physical ills.

  8. Welcome Back! You were greatly missed!

  9. I worried... I even checked your Linked In for a clue.
    I'm so happy you're back!
    I am in your same age category and yeah, the health thing seems to never stop.
    I've been reading you since the Indonesian tsunami. You have so much sanity to contribute to the insane situation we find ourselves in.
    Please, write as frequently as you can.
    Kisses and hugs (awe, shucks),

  10. I would like to report that your site is being blocked on Chrome as an "unsafe site".
    One must override this notice to proceed to thediplomad.blogspot.com
    What's up with that?

    1. As is Stilton’s Place being labeled unsafe by Chrome. Dirty bastards.

      Glad your back Mr Dip, was worried!

    2. As an aging USN Lt. I know 'always' says:
      "There are NO Coincidences"~~~

      1.babs May 14, 2021 at 7:57 PM
      I would like to report that your site is being blocked on Chrome as an "unsafe site". One must override this notice to proceed to thediplomad.blogspot.com What's up with that?

      2.CharlieMay 15, 2021 at 12:07 PM
      As is Stilton’s Place being labeled unsafe by Chrome. Dirty bastards.

      3.Posted by OldAFSarge May 15, at 2:00 AM 38:
      BlogThis! It also seems that Chrome is misbehaving badly on my machine. Using Edge for the moment...As Buck used to say, "It's always something... Well That Sucks
      When I attempted to Log in to Dips Blog,(see #4 below) I was challenged to "Try Google Chrome" No alternative, ie "No Thanks" click, was offered on their Chrome page blockage: So I deleted my query to the Diplomad Blog, then, resent my request to the Dip Blog and logged in as per usual... Think I read that many Amateur spooks are mucking up the Social media works... collecting data for the "Bite Me" regime, 'Spect they're getting nervous about the multiple State Forensic analyses of the 2020 election, which now is ongoing, Nationwide... So be it~~~ from: Yours Truly aka:

      4.Anonymous |OW| May 15, 2021 at[approx. 4:12 PM
      Sage words & timely Patriotic counsel:
      Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc, and Maj. Gen. Gary L. Harrell give their path forward for America: get involved.
      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

  11. Been wondering where you were,glad to see you are back.

  12. Been wondering where you were,glad to see you are back.

  13. Glad you are back.

    Biden is not going to last the summer. They are proving the vote in AZ was fixed. Not that the news would notice.

    Who know, it could be a tie on whether he is removed for health or getting caught cheating, like he did.

    But good you are back

  14. Welcome back, we've missed your insightful remarks.

    Now for something really important...

    Can I borrow a cup of ammo and a couple of sheets of plywood? :)

    1. Sorry I don't have either to give, AW...
      But I will hit the *Tip Jar overthere:
      *if I can find it...
      As usual, you're right on top of the
      breaking stories of events/threats
      to our citizens, and our Republic~~~
      Such as this 'Musing by the Angry Webmaster'
      Tks for all you do!
      on Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

    2. I don't have a tip jar per se. Best just follow an amazon link and by something not politically correct. :)

  15. Save the sites you like
    Dip hope things get settled, you have a following and we need to know we are not alone.

  16. ". . . a variety of minor but irritating physical ills which serve to compound my growing despair over what I see happening to our country and to Western civilization." I so agree. I have put razor wire around my farm house to slow down any as&%oles who take personally my Trump sign and flag. My property, my choice, my defense of my family and property! I guess I am one of those DoJ/DHS designated extremists.

  17. Welcome back, you were missed.

  18. Sage words & timely Patriotic counsel:

    Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc, and Maj. Gen. Gary L. Harrell give their path forward for America: get involved.
    more~~dated 5/15/21:

    On Watch~~~
    God Bless
    and Protect
    the USA~~~
    "Let's Roll"

  19. I feel ya brother.
    Stay away from crowds, find the exits to buildings you go into, and keep your friends and family close and protected.

  20. Tragic & Absurd?
    May Be So in Pres.Trump's
    recently configured "Space Force":

    Space Force Officer Relieved
    After Denouncing Marxism,
    Critical Race Theory in Military

    The Epoch Times ^ | May 16, 2021 | Jack Phillips
    Posted on 5/16/2021, 10:31:49 PM by Twotone

    A U.S. Space Force commanding officer was removed from his post after publishing a book that warned of the spread of Marxism and critical race theory in the military.

    The Space Force confirmed that it relieved Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, a former instructor and fighter pilot, as commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron.

    “Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander, relieved Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier of command of the 11th Space Warning Squadron, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, May 14, due to loss of trust and confidence in his ability to lead,” the Space Force said in a statement to various news outlets over the weekend.

    “This decision was based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lohmeier in a recent podcast. Lt. Gen. Whiting has initiated a Command Directed Investigation (CDI) on whether these comments constituted prohibited partisan political activity,” according to the statement.

    The “public comments” that he made in a podcast were likely in reference to the spread of Marxist ideology within the military, which was detailed in Lohmeier’s recently self-published book, “Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military.”

    Lohmeier had appeared on the podcast “Information Operation” to promote his book, and during the show, he criticized Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s agenda. After Austin’s confirmation, he ordered a “stand down” to deal with alleged extremism within the ranks of the U.S. military coming after the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.

    “I don’t demonize the man, but I want to make it clear to both him and every service member this agenda—it will divide us. It will not unify us,” Lohmeier said, adding that Austin is promoting “diversity, inclusion, and equity,” which he and others have said are “rooted in critical race theory, which is rooted in Marxism.”

    GeeWiz Lt. Col. Lohmeier didn't you get the memo
    outlining Milfors SOP under the CCP/D-Crat Regime:
    ON Watch~~~

    (Excerpt) Read more at theepochtimes.com ...

    "Let's Roll"

    1. Some Additional Info:
      OUTRAGEOUS: Space Force Unit C.O. Relieved of Duty for Criticizing Marxism in the Military
      . . .
      "Lohmeier served for 14 years in the U.S. Air Force before joining Space Force among its first officers and recruits. He has written and self-published a book, Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest and the Unmaking of the American Military. He appeared on a podcast, called Information Operation, to discuss the book on May 7. He was relieved of his duties as commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado on Friday, May 14, by order of Lt. Gen. Steven Whiting. Public affairs made it clear that his comments are the reason his job now hangs in the balance.

      “This decision was based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lohmeier in a recent podcast,” a Space Force spokesperson said in an email. “Lt. Gen. Whiting has initiated a Command Directed Investigation on whether these comments constituted prohibited partisan political activity.”

      Lohmeier’s temporary assignment in the wake of his removal was not immediately clear.

      As an active duty military member, Lohmeier retains the freedom of speech on his own time. He may publish books. Books authored by military members may or may not be subject to review by the military depending on their content. He told Military.com that the military was aware he was publishing this book.

      “I was apprised of the option to have my book reviewed at the Pentagon’s prepublication and security review prior to release, but was also informed that it was not required,” Lohmeier told Military.com in an email."

      On Watch~~~

      Read More Here @

  21. I can't believe that you continue to draw a government pension. That's the real tragedy. Your name will forever live in infamy in the Foreign Service.

    1. Oh. Look. Another village is missing its idiot.

    2. My guess is that Diplomad served his country a lot better than many others.

    3. What part of "you do your time with the colours, pay your contribution to your service/pension fund and eventually draw your own contributions to which you are entitled" do you not comprehend?

      So long as your political beliefs are not treasonous why shouldn't Dip draw his entitlements?

      Let's hear your reasoned argument on the subject instead of the little rant you posted - or does the right to hold a different opinion to yourself offend you?

    4. The Democrats may have stolen an election this time, but they don't own the USA. If they want to tamper with the Frist Amendment, I'll take to the streets. Might even burn a rainbow flag. How much you wanna bet it'll garner more media shock and horror than the burning of Old Glory?

    5. I Hear you, Loud n' Clear, Kepha!

      Moreover, As clear as I bellowed out
      Stonewall Jackson's words, as a 10 yo
      Cub Scout, those words, adapted from
      Whittier's poem, "Barbara Frietchie"

      ...“Who touches a hair of yon gray head
      Dies like a dog! March on!” he said...

      On Watch~~~

      Hail to the Patriots, for their Protection of our G-d given Freedoms!~~~
      "Let's Roll"

    6. To Unknown: Wow! My name will live in infamy forever! Just like Yamamoto, bin Laden, and Gov Cuomo! My life has meaning! Unknown's comment is so typical of the jokesters it has to be a joke. They want to cancel you if you don't agree, even take away the pension for which I paid for 34 years. Unknown why don't you tell us your name so we can see if it's infamous?

  22. {{{{{NOW HEAR THIS}}}}}
    Go crap in your Marxist
    Flat Hat, and pull it down
    over your ears, YOU YOU
    MARK BERING, you Commie Puke~~~
    On Watch~~~~
    For Trolls &
    "Let's Roll"

  23. Biden team's accomplishments--
    1. Destroying the US energy industry
    2. Keeping the riots in our cities going
    3. encouraging Hamas and Iran
    4. a more dangerous China

    1. BIDEN REGIME/Marxist progress toward, destroying the: USA

      1A. Destroying/replacing current US Milfors
      personnel w/Marxist indoctrinated Zombies~~~
      1B. Destroying the US energy industry
      2. Keeping the riots in our cities going
      3. encouraging Hamas and Iran
      4. a more dangerous China

      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"
      while we still can~~~

  24. "Absurd clowns. Killer clowns, really.

    More soon."

    Roger that Skipper~~~~

    'There must of been a 100
    of 'em beatin on they's drums~~~
    On Watch~~~
    "Let's Roll"
    w/respect, to our now allies across the Pond~~~

  25. The Problem~~~The Fix
    Thoughts from Yesterday
    with Answers for Today,
    All served up with
    laughs and a smiles~~~

    ~~~First Blast to
    the morning repast:~~~>
    — Navarro et al join_> the War Room to talk about[the ghost of Larry Summers-- "the Dumbest Smart guy" Doc N ever met] [PLUS] the future of the American economy under Biden. [and, A fine time is had by All !]
    On Watch~~~


    Let's Roll"

  26. Use Opera for your browser and DuckDuckGo for search.

    1. Tks kindly for taking the time to give us some privacy suggestions for Browse and or Search App options, Unk~~~

      Although, my cursory Dogpile (hope my wife's lawyers aren't on to me, gulp) search seems to return confusing, if not contradictory opines on the topical subject matter, for various reasons. As a neophyte, I can see that it might take some weeding to get to the 'germs of truth', perhaps #1482 might weigh in w/ his usually informative and thoughtful insights?

      Here's what caught my eye viz

      Why People Should Never Ever Use DuckDuckGo | Techrights
      07.02.20 Why People Should Never Ever Use DuckDuckGo. Posted in Deception, Microsoft, Search at 10:36 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz. Credit to Lemmy for the detailed yet very concise list. Summary: DuckDuckGo is another privacy abuser in disguise; the above forum thread enumerates key reasons. There are substantial privacy and civil liberty issues with DuckDuckGo.

      Then, this instruction got my attention too for different reasons:

      4 ways to change Opera's default search engine to Bing ...
      2. Visit the search engine that you want to use and follow its instructions. Some search engines, like DuckDuckGo, when you visit them in Opera, show a button for adding it to your browser.If the search engine that you want to use does this, click on the Add/Install button that is displayed and follow its instructions for adding it as the default search engine in Opera.

      Again Unk, tks for raising our awareness of the importance of Privacy browsing and or searching~~~

      Wherefore art thou, 1482, you seem even busier nowadays, you been hanging out with, Senor UniBrow? Not that its any of my bizness ;+}

    2. gave up on unibrow... the hugz were just too much...
      I use the internet sparingly and while I do so, I assume nefarious prog groups are watching everything. Always wonder when the visited-site-lists of all the world will get 'leaked' by the big goog and such, leading to rampaging mobs of progressive zombies with torches and pitchforks arriving at conservatives' front doors to demand accountability for the sites (such as this) they visit.

      If one wants anonymity, the only route I've heard of that's theoretically possible to make private is the tor network. I don't use it as I'm sure everything associated with it is mostly full of smut... though that's the internet-norm anyways.

      - reader #1482

    3. I will say that DDG is nice because if your browser has images turned off, they don't perform the javascript sneak-attacks that google and bing do.. in the form of javascript-loading images while you have images turned off (generally a developer-mode setting to have those off).
      Goog is a real problem... they're allowed to crawl the rest of the internet, but if you start re-facing/crawling the goog, you're going to get into real trouble.

    4. ...gave up on unibrow... the hugz were just too much...

      ROFLMAO~~~ ya made me fall off my '3' legged piano stool~~~1482!
      AnyHowl, tks for corraling the problem, and opening the gate to workable solutions~~~

      Curiously, when I logged on this AM, my friendly live-aboard brOWser arOWser, reminded me that my last update was 13-hundred and sum days ago... So i guess I'd better take some cautious but BOLD steps..."The time has come the Walrus said to speak of many things", Ugh & Cheers!~~~

  27. Just a little threadjacking. I just posted something regarding the Liberals and how they're backing Hamas.


    1. Affirm AW, and that "something" just may be the 2x4 that breaks the Islamo/DemoProg-CommuNazi grip on Jewish Votes in the USA:

      “Stop telling me this is about Israel and Gaza,” said a New Yorker who was confronted by a pro-Palestinian mob on his way to synagogue this week. “My people are being targeted across the United States in broad daylight. This is textbook anti-Semitism, and we will continue to live in danger until the public starts to recognize it for what it is.”

      On Watch~~~
      Keep Counting
      you Maricopa Pats!
      "Let's Roll"

  28. The US should use the opportunity of China's meddling in Taiwan receiving vaccines to deliver a shipment of vaccine to Taipei aboard the USS Gerald Ford.
    ... but for Biden's managers and their love for all things communist.

    - reader #1482

    1. Good Idea, again, #1482 ];+)
      may be better tho to send the entire
      "Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club" to S. China
      Sea, on a fact-finding environmental
      Friendship cruise to restore Mother
      Natures balance of Power in the
      region, as well as de-polluting
      the Biomicrobial waste that the
      CCP's been tossing in our drink
      and into our Bothers world-wide~~~
      On Watch~~~
      "Anchors Aweigh", by our Japanese allies~~~


      "Let's Roll"

    2. Brothers~~~
      true mine is a bother
      from time to time, but
      "he ain't heavy,
      he's my Brother~~~

  29. One of my favorite political commenters at the moment is Tom Zawistowski at WethePeopleConvention.org. He is an old Ohio Tea Party guy who focuses like a laser on what grassroots conservatives can do to make a difference. In his latest Saturday podcast, he is so mad he can barely spit the words out, but makes a lot of good points. Foremost: our opponents want us to think that they have us on the ropes. But they don't. There is still a lot of normal life happening and unsung victories for our side. Tucker is great, but enjoy with moderation, because even on his show, "if it bleeds it leads." Also, NY may be prosecuting the Trump organization, but it's bogus, and Trump will be fine. Recommended. https://wethepeopleconvention.org/

  30. Tks for the link Anon, Believe I'm somewhat familiat with Tom Zawistowski from guest spots, addressing various issues. He's well informed, articulate, and certainly, has that required fire in his gut & presentations ~~~ A cheerleader, Q-back, and Tackle, rolled in to one + a wicked fast reader and Para~phraser!Phew, taking a break!

    I realize why he said it (fundraising & empowerment) I will take small issue, with the notion that "DJT isn't in the Fight". IMO and belief, '45' has been a fighter at least since he threw his hat in the ring, and continues the "America First" fight & Spirit, to Make America Great Again!
    Will he run for POTUS in 2024? Time will tell, for now tho, he is in the FIGHT and I will continue to Salue the Man, as he remains the Left and the CCP's primary target!
    Hail to the Chief~~~