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Wednesday, June 17. 2020
There are now only two kinds of people extant in the US. Let's call them Goofus and Gallant.
No one's going to ring a bell and tell Gallant the rules don't matter any more so let it rip on Goofus. No one is going to ring a bell and tell Goofus to make a frontal assault on Gallant, which would look like a synchronized swimmer turned welterweight punching Mike Tyson at the weigh in. Goofus thinks he has the upper hand right now because no one's stopping him, but he's being humored, nothing more. His minders are using him to get the upper hand. That's a different thing entirely. They'll get as far as they can with this nonsense, but eventually things will strike a new Overton equilibrium. Gallant will put up with kneeling to see his football game, and maybe notice a decided lack of stars and bars on race cars next year. He'll try to follow the new, very weird rules as best he can. Goofus will go back to handing out flyers from card tables in the park while normal people avert their eyes and scurry past.
Let's examine today's news items through the Goofus and Gallant prism:
Goofus would rather die than shop at Walmart. Goofus loves the proletariat. It's people he can't stand, and people shop at Walmart. Gallant's wife shops on Etsy and at Costco because have you seen the way the proletariat dresses?
This is what Goofus' handlers are up to. Zero Hedge is low hanging fruit. Gallant works at the Federalist and is busy doing whatever Google tells them to. How else could they afford season tickets to the kneeling sessions at the Washington Indigenous Downtrodden People football games?
Goofus will continue binge-watching Westworld and wait for a robot girlfriend. Gallant has a Belgian Malinois that cost half that.
Everyone who works at Facebook is a Goofus and will gleefully charge Gallant for Trump ads that never get shown to anyone.
Goofus doesn't care as long as it's not quinine. Gallant doesn't care because he keeps his parents away from nursing homes run by Andrew Cuomo.
Goofus hopes the subs sink anyway. Gallant wants his money back. Submariners would like to take Elaine for a shakedown cruise. Strapped to the hull.
As long as human embryos are destroyed, Goofus is happy. Gallant's ex-wife donated the embryos.
Goofus works at Google and is too busy policing Zero Hedge to police YouTube scams. All of Gallant's money is tied up in ammo bought at Cabela's with cash so he's safe.
Goofus is thirty-three years old and dresses like a toddler. Old age never enters his mind, except to vote for Bernie so he can collect Social Security before he graduates college. Gallant loses so much blood at his construction job that this treatment would be superfluous.
Goofus adores Apple and the EU in equal measure, so his head might explode. Gallant has heard of Europe, but isn't quite sure if it's a real place or not, so he doesn't care one way or the other.
Have a gallant Wednesday, everyone!
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Love goofus and gallant commentary, best laugh of the day, keep it up!
Hilarious! Reminds me of John Wilder’s humor at https://wilderwealthywise.com/
Gut-$#@&ing-busting funny! You really nailed Goofus and Gallant!
Goofus does not know how lucky he is that gallant takes the word of the Lord seriously. Love one another. Thou shall not murder. Gallant would have used his supply of stock piled ammo on goofus these past two weeks.
Commenter Bob, will really goof on this post.
Defunding police will result in more crime, more murders, and more companies abandoning questionable parts of major cities. It is interesting that Antifa is modeled on Hitler's Brown Shirts and in the 30's they too demanded defunding of the police so that they could have free rein to eliminate the Jews. IMHO any politician who calls for or agrees to defunding the police should be voted out and never allowed to hold power again. Ditto for those politicians who took a knee in solidarity with the terrorist; BLM and Antifa.
Facebook to let users turn off political adverts: I never turn ON facebook, so Ha Ha Ha facebook.
For those who don't know, "Bitcoin" is an electronic currency, which is supposed to be equal in value to the U.S. Dollar. Actually, it's a fraud in progress by the U.S. government. Let me start by explaining that there's really no such thing as "insider trading" on the Stock Market, because thousands of accountants get access to "inside" information months before that information goes public. So stock corrections take place secretly, and well in advance of any trades made by the public. There is no stock market; and there never has been. Wall Street is just a stealing machine. And its the same with "Crypto-Currencies". The originators of Bit Coin say that it's a legitimate value exchange currency, because its "Democratic". But nothing could be farther from the truth. The fluctuating value of Bitcoin will be planned well in advance, so that triage can be used to skim profits off the top without the public ever knowing. Bitcoin, like the Stock Market is fake. It was manufactured by Washington D.C. to create the impression that there is an legitimate payment alternative to U.S. Dollars.
The U.S. Dollar is going to collapse pretty soon, and Washington will need a way to keep taxing people. So they will declare that even crypto-currencies are taxable. So Bitcoin will not just be a payment option, it will become a payment requirement. People will be forced to pay in Bitcoin, which they must first buy from an exchange. So Washington intends to do two things: 1. Milk the U.S. Dollar until it collapses. 2. Force Americans to accept a dishonest currency, which is manipulated for profit, just like the stock market. So Americans will get robbed three times. First, when they pay "transaction" fees to buy the crypto-currency. Then, when Bitcoin "mysteriously" loses value on the exchange. And finally, when the government requires that Bitcoin payments to be correlated to actual expenditures. So you had better have all of your receipts! And you had better not buy anything illegal. And you had better pay your taxes. And you had better not violate copyright laws. Your transaction history will become your credit score, your employment status, and your criminal record. There will be no escape.
Of course we can't allow this to happen. Cryptocurrencies are not legitimate. They are privately-owned poker chips. If the dollar collapses, then people will have to barter and make do until a new dollar is issued. A legitimate dollar; from the U.S. Treasury. Not a fake dollar; from the Mafia.
Someday, the dollar will collapse. But not soon and not eve ion the foreseeable future. It logically seems that it should with our borrowing and the loss of value over the years. But literally anything that will seriously hurt us economically will hurt all other countries and their currencies too and likely will emerge looking like a better place to put your money than most other countries.
There are two possibilities: 1. A recession (better known as a buying opportunity). 2. Inflationary period (better known as a selling opportunity). Either way the rich will get richer, the middle class will get poorer and the poor will get more free stuff.
I used to read Goofus and Gallant when I was a child. I think the series was in an old children's magazine, possibly Highlights many years ago. It was a way to instill proper attitudes and behavior in children. Yes I am getting to be pretty old and now days if you practiced the things gallant represented it would be completely again group think.
The "don't be evil" corporation is doing their best to shut down all the online comments sections before the upcoming presidential election. Censorship on a broad scale.
Can't have the proles talking amongst themselves - they might get ideas.
As the election gets closer the Dems will likely use their allies to create more mayhem and riots. They want their power back and they will have it one way or another. There has been a increase in violent crime as a result of the Democrat agenda and it increases the possibility of more police shootings which will be used as an excuse for more riots etc. So it looks like things are getting worse...
But the truth is that things are becoming more obvious. The Democrats are pulling out all the stops to throw out Trump and regain power. The Democrat party was hijacked by radical decades ago and they are now not even hiding their communist anti-American agenda. So it WILL get worse but at the same time it will be obvious to all that Antifa is just the Democrats Brown Shirts and BLM are just anti-American communist useless idiots. IMHO if then "we" still vote for Joe "Alzheimer’s" Biden we deserve what we get.
This is spot on commentary. Bravo! I have a feeling that America was a lot like it is now, way back in the years before the succession of the Confederate States. In the present, civil war is out of the question but a cold civil war is already happening. I hope we can fight this war with words and nothing else.
Thank you for the goofus and gallant viewpoints.
It was refreshing!