The One Year Anniversary of Utter FAilure

Joe Biden has been president for a year, and he has sucked beyond all comprehension. He is quite possibly the worst president ever.

Is this going to be a biased, partisan post? Why yes. Because the democrats elected a corrupt dipshit, who has just gotten more pathetic with age. Biden sucks so bad that he is going to drag your entire political party down, and the mid terms are shaping up to be a bloodbath the likes of which American politics haven’t seen in any of our lifetimes. All that demographic inevitability you’ve been crowing about since Obama? Evaporated.

Democrat congressmen are retiring in droves because they see better polling data than we do, and in the polls the public can see, Biden is the kiss of death. Nobody can deny the stink of failure.

So just own it, and shut the fuck up. Spare us the inane comments about Orange Man Bad. Sure. But Bad Touch Grandpa Worse.

Way fucking worse.

Biden has accomplished exactly one thing. And that’s demonstrating beyond a shadow of a doubt to all reasonable, thinking Americans that democrats are total shit at governing. They talk a big game, but it’s all just platitudes, wishful thinking, and magic unicorns farting free shit. Their claimed philosophy is childlike and disintegrates when it touches reality, exposing their actual philosophy, which is draconian control freaks who are compelled to meddle in everything. And the less they understand something, the more they feel the need to fuck with it.

Even with big tech and the media doing everything in their power to cover for Biden’s multitude of failures, it’s so bad that the most technologically advanced propaganda engine in human history simply can’t keep up.

Okay, actually to be fair, Biden has accomplished two things. He’s been so shitty that he’s also forced the media to shoot their wad, and destroy the tiny bit of credibility they had left with the most gullible Americans. Everybody else wrote the media off previously, but even the low information mushy moderates know they’re getting lied to when the media says things are great, but they go to their empty stores to pay outrageous prices for basic essentials.

Remember before the election when people like me were getting “fact checked” and kicked off of social media for talking about The Big Guy’s many scandals, and his crack head son doing some mind bogglingly corrupt and evil shit? Yet now it is admitted that all that stuff did actually happen. Oh media, I sure hope covering for these shitheads was worth burning the last of your credibility, to the point that Joe Rogan is now eating your fucking lunch.

Biden was garbage from the get go. Most of us knew it, but half of America was happy to have No More Mean Tweets. Then day one Biden (or whoever it is who tells that skin sack of dementia and incontinency meds what to do) went about doing stupid shit to destroy the economy. He fucked up businesses and he fucked up on Covid. He fucked up energy and he fucked up diplomacy.

His cabinet was made up of malignant idiots, so vapid and useless that even while crisis unfolded under their direct responsibility they could take months off for maternity leave, and nobody noticed they were gone.

Since Biden didn’t actually campaign, many voters didn’t get to see just how badly Joe Biden’s brain had turned to mush. But as president he has to talk–though they try to avoid that as much as possible–and suddenly the low information types got to see that the guy they elected can’t even fucking talk in complete sentences anymore, he just rambles incoherently about random bullshit nobody understands. (and when he does put enough nouns and verbs together that you can tell what he’s going off about, usually the story turns out to be imaginary)

And the media is all “he has a stutter.” Uh huh. The fuck he does.

Then shit went really sideways with the fall of Afghanistan. They fucked up everything. If something could be done wrong, they did it. They did it ass backwards. So immediately the media and democrats with no shame tried to gas light America that this was our fault for wanting to leave… Not that they left wrong.

Hey, if we’re leaving, how about we get our civilians and friends out first, then the military, then shut down our giant secure airbase last? Nope. Let’s do that in reverse, from an unprotected airport, and give the Taliban the names of all our friends we are leaving behind so that they can murder them with all the sweet new weapons we left for them. Yep. That was clearly America’s fault.

Because Joe Biden never fails. We can only fail Joe Biden.

The White House fucks up everything it touches. They have no wins. Only losses. With one of the narrowest majorities in American history, they tried to cram through one of the biggest, stupidest, pork bills ever. This was just a big stupid Reward Our Friends pay off. Money printer goes BRRRRRR.

Don’t worry. I’m sure there are no possible downsides to this.

The year goes on. Regular people are getting pissed. The middle is realizing they got snowed. This bullshit is not what they voted for. How does the media try to placate them? I know. Let’s talk about January 6th, Every. Single. Day. Forever.

Because January 6th was worse that Pearl Harbor and the Holocaust combined times a thousand. January 6th was an attempted coup, where the most heavily armed demographic on Earth didn’t bother to bring any firearms. And the only person who got shot was an unarmed woman who got killed by the kind of super cop who leaves his Glock in the toilet. The republic was almost overthrown by a guy in a buffalo hat.

Gee whiz. I can’t imagine why this narrative didn’t stick… to a populace who watched democrats loot and burn shit for a year across most of the major cities of America. That was the Great National Democrat Temper Tantrum, where destroying the place you live is fine and good, but inconveniencing the place they work is literally the worst thing to ever happen. So we’re gonna defund your police force so that your city can descend into Mad Max Robocop, while we put 30,000 soldiers and razor wire around where congress works.

That went over super well, obviously. Because regular Americans like being constantly reminded that they are garbage and they are meaningless, but our elite liberal betters are important and better than us. By the way, plebe, wear your mask all day and get your mandatory shots or you’ll get fired, while your elite liberal betters go to dance clubs and dinner parties.

Yep. I can’t possibly fathom why this ain’t resonating with the people.

So desperate, the dems keep bringing up Trump, Trump, Trump. It worked before. Except Trump is fading into the sunset, and Americans are more worried about stuff like being broke, jobless, and potentially getting arrested by the FBI because they complained at a school board meeting, than what the other guy did last year. (and in fact, when they think about the other guy now, they think, hmmm… he wasn’t so bad after all)

And holy shit, on that note, you big dumb dummies… You couldn’t resist sending in the Feds because parents were mad that their kids were getting raped in school and it was getting covered up? Do they not teach “optics” at your Ivy League Clown College? You think they’d make time for that between struggle sessions and social justice class.

It just got worse from there, because as Biden’s popularity (and his ability to accomplish anything) plummeted, and places that were supposed to be safely blue like Virginia flipped red, and places that are super dark blue like New Jersey nearly flipped (and the republicans didn’t even spend money there, because they surely thought, why bother?) and democrats realized they were no longer safe in places that were historically D+12… Oh, THEN ELECTIONS ARE QUESTIONABLE!

Wait a second. Wasn’t people noting that our elections are questionable literally the worst thing ever, and an assault on democracy last year? Yes. But this is different. We need to make elections even MOAR questionable. Sure, something like 80% of Americans across all races and demographics like voter ID, but Democrats losing is Jim Crow 2.0, and if you don’t want the unaccountable feds to control all elections for eternity to ensure eternal democrat victories, you must be racist.

And since the democrats have a tiny majority in congress, and a tie in the senate, obviously the solution to shove through this super unpopular idea requires destroying the basic fundamental rules our government runs on! And when the democrats who aren’t totally batshit insane go, hey, wait a second, we probably shouldn’t do something that extreme… fuck them, they are literally Hitler too!

On Tuesday the filibuster is the most racist thing to ever racist! On Wednesday however, the democrats used the filibuster to make it easier for Vladimir Putin to invade the Ukraine… Wait a second… wasn’t Trump the one who was soft on Russia, and Biden the elder statesman who… never mind.

There’s no way to hide the hypocrisy. They just do whatever they want and hope that you are stupid enough to believe whatever their pet news megacorps tell you about it.

I can’t list all the things the Biden administration has managed to fuck up in the last year. There’s just too many. And that’s with the media scrambling to protect him. Just imagine all the stuff we don’t hear about.

I don’t like to make predictions, but unless something changes dramatically in the next few months, I expect the republicans to crush it in congress in the mid terms, purely off of how much people are seeing that democrats are shit. I don’t expect them to be good either (you can never go wrong expecting republicans to choke in a cowardly fashion and let you down), however they aren’t the ones currently trying to turn America into a 3rd world country, so I’ll take it.

Happy Anniversary.

January 2022 Update Post

It’s a new year. 2021 was a very stupid year, but I did get a lot of writing done. So this is what I’ve got going on now, and what’s coming up.

Book Stuff

My next new release is Servants of War with Steve Diamond, which will be out March 1st.

The Gun Runner paperback just came out this week.

No Game For Knights is the next noir scifi/fantasy anthology after Noir Fatale, edited by me and Kacey Ezell. It is done, but I’m actually not sure the release date off the top of my head. (I think its summer 2022)

I’m currently working on Tower of Silence, book 4 of the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior.

After that I’ll be working on Monster Hunter Memoirs: Fever (with Jason Cordova).

There will also be a sequel to Lost Planet Homicide on Audible.

That’s the immediate future, after that will be the next main line series MHI novel after Bloodlines, and the 5th and final Saga of the Forgotten Warrior novel. The 2nd Grimnoir trilogy is still waiting for me to get around to it, and there’s another Monster Hunter Memoirs book with a different coauthor that I just signed the contracts for, but I don’t think there’s been an official announcement. I’m also doing a novella for David Weber’s War God series in a collection along with novellas from David, Jim Butcher, and more this year.

Other Stuff – There is a really fun announcement coming, but I kind of need to be on social media to push the kickstarter, and I’m currently banned (like usual!). No, sorry fan page, it’s not a TV show! It is something cool though. Hopefully I’ll be able to talk about that in a couple weeks.

We are in Writer Dojo season 2 now. Hopefully we will start recording some episodes with guest stars. The technically minded guys are working on getting all the bugs out of that now. I’ve been enjoying this.

Gritty Cop show has been on the back burner. I really need to finish that project, but I’ve been crazy busy.

Appearances – I was supposed to be at LTUE in a few weeks, but I’m out. I don’t feel like doing a bunch of useless anti-scientific bullshit to placate hypochondriac shitlibs on their power trip.

I will be at LibertyCon. I’m waiting for some communications from another con after I accepted their invite (seriously guys, answer your emails). A few others are up in the air.

Personal Stuff – It’s been a relatively mild winter on Yard Moose Mountain. I am saddened by the lack of snow plowing opportunities.

One of my kids did total one of our cars on black ice a few weeks back, which sucked (the kid is fine). Bear River Mutual Insurance was easy to work with. I bought a truck to replace it (since I’m plugging stuff, this is my 4th car from Ken Garff). I will not say what brand truck because I don’t want to get dragged into you peoples’ Ram vs. Ford vs. Chevy religious debates (I know how comment sections work!). It can pull a good sized trailer, I can put small trees in the bed, and my dog likes to ride in it.

I rarely talk about my kids online because I tick off too many crazy people, and crazy people love to yell at other people’s kids, but the biggest thing that’s happened for our family recently is one of my daughters has left on an mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She’ll be off having adventures and we won’t see her for a year and a half.

RIP Dave Wolverton/Farland

I just found out that author and all around great guy, Dave Wolverton (penname, Dave Farland) has passed away. That sucks. Dave was probably one of the nicest people in the writing business, who helped out more newbs and passed on more advice than any writer ever.

I’ve written about Dave before, specifically in that big post trying to explain why there are so many successful writers in Utah. He was one of the main reasons. He was a mentor, teacher, and elder statesman, who always made the time to help new writers. The man had a technical grasp on story and ability to explain it like no other.

I met Dave at a book signing in Utah, a really long time ago, when some bookstore gathered like twenty authors together for a mega signing… And then hardly any fans showed up so the writers just ended up hanging out and shooting the bull. (Brad Torgersen found some pics of that event and sent them to me this morning)

My very first book tour was driving Dave’s giant ancient Cadillac (I think it was a Caddy? Or something. It was very very wide) around southern California. He was going on tour with some other authors, some of them had to back out at the last minute, so they grabbed me and John Brown, because we were new guys, to fill in. Dave was who showed me how to go schmooze at book stores.

The scariest moment was me trying to park Dave’s giant tuna boat of a car in the only space left in an indoor parking garage in LA, between a Bugatti and a Maserati, and not dinging anybody’s doors. We hit dozens of bookstores in San Diego and LA over a few days, and we did this before GPS. So we spent a lot of time lost. πŸ˜€

I was with Dave the very first time I ever sat down and ate lunch with Hollywood producer types. I’ve often told the story about being with another writer in a trendy Hollywood restaurant while the studio people came up with increasingly awful ideas for who they wanted to cast as my characters, I’m freaking out, and how the other writer just whispered to me “Just let it go, they never care what the writers think.” That bit of career advice was from Dave.

Dave was a hell of a story teller, not just in books, but in person. He had a crazy upbringing. His childhood made mine look like Leave it to Beaver. But his all time greatest tale involved him going to China. There was crime, attempted blackmail, drugs, gun running, and undercover agents. The works. I’m laughing just thinking about it.

He is going to be missed by a lot of people. Dave made a difference in many lives.

Enter to Win 5 Book Giveaway

Five authors have gotten together and are each giving away five copies of our short story collections to five winners.

http://davidjohnbutler.com/giveaways/january-2022-five-collections-giveaway-2/

Since I’m currently banned on FB (again), I’d appreciate you guys sharing that link around. In fact, if you share that link on social media it gives you even more chances to win.

What’s in it for the writers? We get more people signed up for our mailing lists. The one place the social media overlords don’t ban us from… yet. πŸ™‚

WriterDojo S2:Ep1- Resolutions

Here we are at the start of Season Two, and this one gets a little personal as hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia reflect on what they did last year, what they’re planning for this year, and make some suggestions to make your new year as productive as possible.

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