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Of course, she’s not a serious candidate because too many people recognize her naked corruption, and she’s carrying so much noisome baggage that her entourage looks like one of those garbage truck convoys hauling New York’s trash to flyover country. Prosecutors don’t even have to search very hard for evidence of her misdeeds. It’s smeared all over the swamp-scape in the established facts about the Steele Dossier and its engineered journey through the highest levels of the FBI and Department of Justice, and the wild machinations that ensued when the cast of characters in those places scrambled to cover their asses following the debacle of Hillary’s election loss.

Little is known about what is going on inside the Mueller commission. But if, as it appears, the Special Counsel is still stalking Russian Facebook trolls and ignoring the slime-trail of  huggermugger left behind by Hillary & Company, then we are seeing one of the most fantastic failures of law enforcement in history. Still, there’s a possibility — low-percentage in my view — that Mr. Mueller might disclose a raft of charges against the Clinton gang and her errand boys.

The trouble is that such charges may lead to the some of the highest former officials in the land, including former CIA director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and perhaps even the sacred former President Obama. Even Mr. Mueller himself is suspect in the 2009 Uranium One deal that conveyed over $150-million dollars from Russian banks into the Clinton Foundation coffers.

If it turns out to be the case that Mr. Mueller’s report completely overlooks all that, then there is going to be a mighty collision between his office and the new management of the Justice Department, Mr. Whitiker, the Acting Attorney General, and whomever is finally confirmed as the new regular AG. Personally, I don’t see how Mr. Mueller can evade the questions over these matters. Too many wheels have been set in motion, and some of these wheels are coming loose — such as the mischief promulgated by the international man-of-mystery Joseph Mifsud, who was likely working for US intel via the British MI6 to game George Papadopoulos into a Russian collusion set-up that he demurred from. The set-up failed spectacularly, and now that the facts are becoming known about it, Mr. Mifsud has come out of hiding, and his lawyers are preparing to serve him up to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Won’t that be fun?

Many of the other characters involved in these perfidious schemes — Comey, Strzok, Page, Ohr, McCabe, et al — have been keeping remarkably low profiles lately (except for the reckless and feckless John Brennan, who apparently can’t keep his pie-hole shut on MSNBC). Hillary has been making the rounds, too, on some kind of phony-baloney “listening” tour. But she looks sore-beset and worried on stage, slumped in her easy chair, and I’m persuaded she’s simply going through motions to pretend that she’s still a credible political figure so that when the hammer comes down on her she can issue the war whoops that will start Civil War 2 in earnest.

Meanwhile, a giant archive of documents in these matters is awaiting declassification. The buzz is that Mr. Trump delayed this before the midterm elections due to threats from our “intel community” that the documents would compromise our relations with foreign intel outfits in friendly lands — namely the aforementioned MI6 of the UK.  The collusion was apparently done to avoid legal questions about using US intel to spy on members of the Trump election campaign. But Theresa May’s government is imploding now, and that nation will be preoccupied with other problems going forward, so it is more likely that the garbage barge of unredacted emails, texts, and agency transcripts will sail right into the public domain in the days ahead, whether Mr. Mueller likes it or not.


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520 Responses to “An Odor of Perfidy” Subscribe

  1. Q. Be the Plan November 16, 2018 at 10:05 am #

    *****************
    Be the plan.
    got-truth.com/docs/Be%20the%20plan.pdf

    Q.

    • Lonely Traveler November 16, 2018 at 10:24 am #

      Is there a specific plan or will any old plan do?

      • Q. Be the Plan November 16, 2018 at 10:32 am #

        Yes.
        ….Living in the past now, in the New Republic.
        got-truth.com/docs/Living%20in%20the%20past%20now.pdf

        Q.

        • Lonely Traveler November 16, 2018 at 10:33 am #

          Bleep dorp.

          • K-Dog November 17, 2018 at 2:19 am #

            What perfidy smells like, a list, backstabbing, betrayal, disloyalty, double crossing falsity with the distinct miasma of treachery and treason. The disgusting stench of an empire most rotten.

            The sweet perfume of allegiance, devotion, fidelity and loyalty with staunch steadfast leadership, does not swoon us with delight. Nowhere in the public eye can such a sweet fragrance be found. Nowhere.

            It all stinks.

      • teddyboy46 November 17, 2018 at 11:33 am #

        JHK has picked up a Social Media Agent and it is you Lonely Traveler. I am curious which of the 17 security agencies in America do you work for? CIA ,NSA, NSC,ect .

    • Paul Ford O'Neil November 16, 2018 at 11:59 am #

      Hello James,

      WoW, was someone at SPAMAZON or their parent-company [homeys] up the road from their new DC-HQ perusing the “Clusterfack Nation” two weeks ago when I noted the official word that the real estate price tsunami in the Washington DC metro area bell-weather suburb of McClean, Virginia has started to recede?

      SPAMAZON to the rescue the FIREME ECONOMY can go on awhile longer!

      Carry on until you are carrion!
      PFO

  2. Cavepainter November 16, 2018 at 10:08 am #

    The “Out of Thin Air” argument of today’s Prog-Left: Analytically, there is no fulcrum of balance for legitimizing the Left’s position on any of the salient points faced by our nation. That’s because its arguments are completely un-weighed by evidence offered by history or the human sciences.

    That’s right; nothing but the “thin air” of assumption that had any culture or race other than that of White/Western gained the preeminence of technological and social administrative advancement — setting White/Western culture hundreds of years apart from all others — then (goes the Left’s implicit contention) the world today would be a Utopia of blissful peace between all people.

    Essentially, it’s a pathology of a form of narcissism; symptomatically expressed by such policies as that of Germany’s Merkel, but in the context of US politics the advocating for non-enforcement of US borders and immigration laws.

    Condensed to clinical framing; another “shaggy God story” wherein the ego is held to be the pivot point between absolute virtue/evil. Well, all, shall we continue this self-flagellation toward national extinction?

    • Lonely Traveler November 16, 2018 at 10:32 am #

      No one in this nation has any salient points. You’re only kidding yourself.

      • darrell dullnig November 16, 2018 at 10:47 am #

        Too true, nor any remaining sanity; a society bent on self-destruction.

        • Lonely Traveler November 16, 2018 at 11:03 am #

          Yee hah. Let the carnage begin. Issue an AK 47 to every citizen and all the ammo they want.

      • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

        The best example of projection yet. Great job! You get a small gold star ;-).

      • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

        That attitude of utter contempt, as taught in the universities, is a big part of the reason why we are where we are.

        • Q. Be the Plan November 16, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

          Where WE are, is building out the means of local, sustainable production, in the New Republic.

          It’s a Constitution of WE the People, not WE the Party.

          Q.

    • Blame da left, blame da left. Every day in every way, blame da left.

      The economy!
      Immigrants!
      The homeless!
      My 401k!
      Divorce!
      Taxes!

      Blame da left

      Blame da left

      Now sing with me chillun, and blame de left!

      Carbon dioxide! Da left!
      Lead in de pipes! Da left!
      Election messes! Da left!
      Trumps misses! Da left!

      Who was there? Shipping jobs overseas? Da left!
      Who put the needle in young Billys arm? Da left!
      Why de rent so high? De left!
      Why my goiter returned? Da left!

      etc

      • Lonely Traveler November 16, 2018 at 10:34 am #

        It’s all Yoda’s fault.

    • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 11:46 am #

      Liberals will go extinct because they don’t have children or any moral center. Those who have both will inherit the Earth.

      • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

        I was rather hoping we wouldn’t have any more of this stuff, but it seems that’s too much to ask.

        I have both children and a moral centre, but I’m not looking to inherit anything as I find having both children and a moral centre to be just kinda normal and feel no need to take credit for either or look for a reward.

        I just hope something of the actual earth will be left for them by the pretend conservatives who hate conserving and just want to use everything up.

        • There will be a pile of dirt for the kids, for sure… left over from all the holes they’ve been digging to bury their responsibilities.

        • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

          But Alba you are not really a liberal. You are center-left. You are much more reasonable than progressives even though we rarely see eye to eye.

          • malthuss November 16, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

            Haha.

          • Tate November 16, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

            Don’t be fooled by the veneer of ‘reasonableness.’ Center-left in Britain means ‘Big Bro-style’ apology in the U.S.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

            Sorry, I went a little too far. Thank you for correcting my path!

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

            Give it time, Tate, and maybe ‘reasonableness’ will mean having a Nazi flag outside your house, like nice Uncle Pete.

            I’m sure we’re all eager for such a change to the lexicon.

          • akmofo November 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

            So, Mrs Green, we’re back to the 1930s and having to chose between Commies and Nazis with the Vatican and its propaganda organs once again dictating these foul choices.

            Wouldn’t it be more “reasonable” to tune off the BBC and vote no confidence in these Vatican gov mafia institutions?

          • Tate November 17, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

            George III was being “reasonable” with those ornery colonials as I recall. They were such scoundrels. They just wouldn’t listen to reason. They wouldn’t stay in their place, they kept insisting on their rights, going on & on about being “Englishmen.” How dare they!

          • GreenAlba November 18, 2018 at 10:04 am #

            No idea how you jumped from Nazi flags to George III but, like I said, nothing surprises me any more.

            Perhaps you think I have some vested interest in defending the British monarchy, who knows…

            I’m more interested in dimwits in my country kow-towing to their ex-colony and following them into illegal wars.

          • Majella November 18, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

            But, SSL, the center-left IS the true liberal stance. The far left is anything but ‘liberal’ – in fact, it is just as deranged & warped and one-eyed as the ‘conservative’ right.

        • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

          And I don’t think anyone is looking for a reward. That is just how it’s all going to sort itself out.

          • Cavepainter November 16, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

            Please Green, explain for me the difference between having a Nazi flag as opposed to that of our native born Maoists.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

            Dunno, Cavepainter. Why don’t you ask some of your Jewish neighbours? You probably have more of those than actual Maoist ones.

        • Walter B November 16, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

          You know GA it is really a crying shame that so many people refer to themselves as conservatives when it is so difficult to understand what exactly it is they are conserving. I do believe that the vast majority of American liberals and conservatives are ardent consumers of mass quantities of just about everything they can get their hands on. They use and abuse everything from gasoline, electricity, food, drugs, entertainment, debt, you name it, they blow through it like there was no tomorrow. Those few of us that actually do use as little of everything as possible are considered loonies, or eccentrics, and certainly scoffed at and looked down upon, which isn’t hard for them to do from the massive land barges that they all seem to drive any more. Oh well, all I can do is what I do myself and I am very pleased with not being so much of the problem as those around me. It’s sounds like you are much of the same. Good for you, there is dignity in rarity don’t you think?

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 6:44 am #

            Yes, Walter, it is encouraging to know that people who don’t share all their opinions and beliefs can still see the sense in basic wisdom.

            I was brought up in a post-war ‘waste not, want not’ home. It seems to me the obvious way to live, even though I have things my parents didn’t have. I just don’t replace them until they’re completely dead, even if 10 new models have been created for the uncritical in the interval. All I require is that things work, not that they give me status in the eyes of people whose judgement clearly has no real value. We seem to have at least that in common.

        • Ancianoloco November 17, 2018 at 10:54 am #

          You can take The Great and Infernal Truthiness of Lil Debbie Snack Packaging’s Reductio ad absurdum above and switch out Right for left. What does it matter? The false Left/Right paradigm and the indoctrinated fools who smugly cling to their “side” is what convinces me that our species is just another failed mutation.

  3. Georges1202 November 16, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    Looks like fumes of what once was the Democratic Party (that blue-shaded chimera of the true Property Party) will dust off Nancy Pelosi and install her as Speaker once again. With all the promising new life injected into the House recently, you would think that they could do better.

    However Pelosi’s dedication to her DoD contractor clients is not to be trumped (so to speak). So there will be no alarm in the boardrooms of Boeing, Northrup, etc…

    • chipshot November 16, 2018 at 11:50 am #

      Don’t know why you say that, G. There’s plenty of reason to believe she will be rejected, w the promising new life injected into the House leading the way.

  4. Neon Vincent November 16, 2018 at 10:15 am #

    “[T]he Special Counsel is still stalking Russian Facebook trolls” They’re low-hanging fruit, as Vox explained; social media contributes to polarization and promotes trolls, conspiracy theorists, and fake news. To paraphrase Jack Nicholson’s Joker, “this site needs an enema.” However, that’s not all the Russian influence our politics that is being pursued by the Justice Department, if not Mueller’s team itself. Don’t forget Maria Butina, who came from Russia to the NRA with love. Honeypot, anyone?

  5. Elrond Hubbard November 16, 2018 at 10:16 am #

    Judge rejects neo-Nazi’s First Amendment argument in harassment case
    Victim was flooded with hundreds of violent and anti-Semitic messages.

    arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/11/judge-first-amendment-doesnt-protect-neo-nazis-online-harassment…

    When Andrew Anglin isn’t editing his neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, he organizes harassment campaigns against perceived enemies. One target of an Anglin harassment campaign, Tanya Gersh, sued Anglin last year. On Wednesday, a Montana federal judge dealt Anglin a significant setback, holding that the First Amendment does not protect Anglin’s right to publish Gersh’s personal information and encourage his legion of anti-Semitic followers to harass her.

    But this legal battle isn’t over yet. The judge’s ruling allows the lawsuit to go forward, but Gersh’s lawyers will still have to prove Anglin liable for invasion of privacy and other harms.

    Still, the ruling could prove significant for other victims of online harassment. Anglin argued that he was just publishing information—like Gersh’s home phone number—and couldn’t be held responsible for what his readers did with that information. But the judge pointed to clear evidence Anglin knew exactly what readers would do with the information and egged them on at every step.

    The judge made the correct decision. The First Amendment has a clear purpose: to protect political freedom, not to be a shield for a campaign of threats and intimidation.

    • Lonely Traveler November 16, 2018 at 10:36 am #

      Nobody who reads this blog will make it to the end of the above comment.

    • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 11:43 am #

      How dare you talk about my boyfriend like that LOL ;-)!!!! Hmmm, it is funny we never hear any condemnation when conservatives or independent thinkers are doxed. Guess only certain people have first amendment rights. What do you have to say about what happened to Tucker Carlson?

    • Anon1970 November 16, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

      Before there was Andrew Anglin and “The Daily Stormer” web site, there was Julius Streicher and his anti-Semitic German newspaper “Der Sturmer”, which he published from 1923 until the end of WWII. Streicher was not convicted of spreading religious hate, given Germany’s liberal Weimar constitution in those days. My guess is that Anglin’s case will eventually get to the US Supreme Court. In 1946, Streicher was convicted of promoting the Holocaust and was hung at Nuremberg as a war criminal. It remains to be seen whether Anglin will eventually be convicted of anything in the US.

      • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

        When will Antifa and violent progressives be convicted of anything?

        • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

          When will the Clinton’s be convicted for their multitude of crimes? Oh right, they won’t be LOL…

    • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

      Why don’t you tell the rest of it? Of Gersh’s threat against Mr Spencer’s mother that she would have a hundred or hundreds of protestors in front of her building if she didn’t sell out. She then offered to be her Real Estate Agent and helpfully wrote a confession for her to sign. Full service!

      Let’s face it: Gersh should have been a Commissar under Trotsky or Stalin. But she was dozing in the bardo and missed the ferry over to this side.

      Let’s admit it: You are a tad one sided (understated English humor for you, an Anglo-Canadian). And tell them of how many Anglo-Canadians were ruined when Quebec went French while you’re at it.

    • Tate November 16, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

      My Uncle Pete up in Fruita (froo-‘eat-a), Colorado had to take down his “hate display” because of the SJWs, Antifas, fem-boys & offended cat-ladies who plied him night & day with death threats, bomb threats & other criminal acts of mischief & illegal demonstrations in front of his house just like they did Tucker.

      cnn.com/2018/11/13/us/nazi-flag-colorado-protests-trnd/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_med…

      Uncle Pete decided it (the intimidation) just is not worth it & agreed to back off a little by taking down his “hate display” but he reserves the right to raise up again his “hate symbols” at any time as an expression of his 1st amendment rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

      • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

        Your uncle Pete does have first amendment rights and those “protestors” have no right to do what they are doing. But the establishment fully supports their activities and will not prosecute one of them I am sure for making vile threats and acting criminally.

        • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

          Why do Americans communicate by flag? It’s weird.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm #

            To me a Confederate flag is beautiful. The American flag is beautiful too based on what it historically represented. I guess many Americans have pride in their history and culture. What do you see that is weird about that?

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

            The foreigners invading our country are super proud of their flags that they openly fly as they come here to fulfill their parasitic fantasies…..

          • elysianfield November 16, 2018 at 6:49 pm #

            “Why do Americans communicate by flag? It’s weird.”

            HMS Semaphore?

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 8:49 pm #

            Well I was thinking about that as I wrote, EF. That’s why I find it weird. I don’t find the fetishisation of pieces of patterned fabric has entirely helped matters of the years.

            Sticking flags outside your house is on a level with slogans on tee shirts to my mind – and I’m not into communication by tee shirt either. I can see their purpose at an international sports tournament or for a regiment going to war, but nobody I know needs a flag outside their house to remind them what country they live in or who they are.

            But each to his own. I hope it never catches on here, as I prefer things that bring people together over things that divide them.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 9:18 pm #

            What a grotesque sentiment! Pure glow ballism. Merkel throwing the German flag in the corner to the applause of her traitorous colleagues. American Universities taking down our Flag so as not “alienate” foreign students. The Church taking down Catholic iconography so as not to “alienate” non-Catholic students in CATHOLIC schools. Etc.

            Separation keeps us human. Call it division or alienation if you will, but good borders creates good neighbors. Togetherness for the sake of togetherness is the ideology of the cancer cell.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 9:29 pm #

            I have nothing against good borders, Janos, as you very well know. Don’t extrapolate in your usual devious manner.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 9:58 pm #

            Of course you don’t – as long as those borders are porous and let in the Alien so as to invalidate the Reality of the Nation. The Elite love illusion and tricking ordinary people. They will maintain the façade of the Nation State even as they merge them into continental unions like the EU. Now Macron is pushing the envelope to strengthen the latter and weaken the nations that comprise It even more. And from there the Continental Unions will someday be merged into Global Government – with the nations states at most just remaining as tourist traps and/or administrative entities of lesser importance with little real power.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 6:51 am #

            Janos

            My country is already a merger of four nations. It mostly works fine, apart from very serious post-colonial issues in Northern Ireland, and even there it has worked very well since the Peace Process you are so anxious to throw to the four winds.

            If the idiots running Scotland and their investment backers hadn’t been so greedy as to try their luck in Darien, we might still be separate nations. Or we might not. Either way, it’s worked fine for 300 years to most people’s satisfaction, and may yet work fine for a long time yet – we will have to see where the Brexit investment bankers like John Redwood and Jacob Rees-Mogg lead us first.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 6:52 am #

            And I forgot y’all like to communicate by bumper sticker too 🙂 .

  6. Ol' Scratch November 16, 2018 at 10:18 am #

    Another prescient post from Mr K. When it comes to investigations of major DC power players, extreme caution is always exercised, as everyone with any history in that great hall of mirrors knows that pulling on any one string too hard could unravel the tapestry of rampant illegality and corruption all the way back to 9-11 and beyond, and that must never be allowed to happen! The perps’ day in the spotlight is definitely coming, though, even if it’s posthumously for some.

    • Georges1202 November 16, 2018 at 10:21 am #

      “No no no – don’t tug on that. You never know what it might be attached to..”

      – Buckaroo Bonzai (brain surgeon, among other things)

    • Georges1202 November 16, 2018 at 10:25 am #

      Ah, wouldn’t it just be sublime to haul out Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld and especially G.W. for war crimes and put their sorry asses on trial?

      • Paulo November 16, 2018 at 10:32 am #

        Yes it would and people should be calling for it. Instead we have writings like this sentence, right out of Breitbart.

        ” The buzz is that Mr. Trump delayed this before the midterm elections due to threats from our “intel community” that the documents would compromise our relations with foreign intel outfits in friendly lands — namely the aforementioned MI6 of the UK. ”

        Here’s the real buzz. There are troops stringing razor wire on the southern border for a non-existent invasion (if we look at the lack of tweets since the midterms). Wouldn’t it be better to see those troops deployed, say to California where they could help with fire fighting logistics and support services for folks living in tents behind Walmart? The Country is a joke and Trump is destroying it one tweet and stupid decision at a time. Quck, set up a gofund me page to get Trump to Mar a Lago where he can’t do any monkey business. Oh, taxpayers already pay for it. Oh well. MAGA.

        • Cavepainter November 16, 2018 at 11:28 am #

          “Non-existent invasion”? Why not in addition to razor wire serve Mexico with suit for damages attributable to its encouraging and facilitating violation of our border and immigration laws. If we remained a sovereign nation Mexico’s action would be classified as an act of war. You, by contrast, are advocating that our national destiny default to however many foreign nationals choose to ignore our sovereignty.

        • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 11:52 am #

          You live in a dream world – if you even live in the States. Invaders are what they are and should be dealt with as such. Only rootless people can’t see the invasion unfolding – or don’t want to see it. Fault PG&E for California fire.

          • Georges1202 November 16, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

            Wouldn’t have happened over here in Switzerland. Why? Because of shoveling 55% of their national treasure down the DoD rathole, they chose to have a serious infrastructure, which meant spending extra money to bury their power lines.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

            Sounds good to me. I love it. But my point is that ultimately a private company is responsible for it and curiously enough they are owned by the Rothschilds.

        • Georges1202 November 16, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

          And get his fat ass up to a high level since that hideous compound will be wet pretty soon due to sea-level rise.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

            Georges behave or your comment is gonna get deleted. Clean it up sweetie ;-).

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

            SSL

            If you can get away with Holocaust denial on this site, it would be odd if you could be deleted for referring to the size of someone’s nether regions in an unflattering manner.

            But nothing surprises me any more.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

            Yeah, and White Genocide denial is disgusting and despicable.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

            Which actual incidents of ‘white genocide’ are you comparing with Nazi concentration camps?

            Are you even aware that there were Nazi labour camps on UK soil? And that some of the occupied population nearly starved during the last winter? Maybe your people just didn’t get a decent taste of the filth that you promote.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 7:48 pm #

            Right Alba, the hundreds of thousands of Americans who were killed and maimed liberating ungrateful Europeans didn’t have any taste of the horrors of war. Exactly what filth am I promoting? If promoting the interests of White people is the filth you speak of then I am guilty. I assume you consider any Black or Brown person who promotes the interests of their race filthy? Oh right, probably not because they are too sacred.

            White Genocide is being executed in planned and subtle ways by nearly all Western governments. Are we being shuffled off to the concentration camps? Not yet. But here in the States the FEMA camps are ready. And in your country don’t despair. The Muslims have grand plans for you all. I wish you would wake up.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm #

            SSL

            The filth I refer to is Nazism. I’d have thought that was perfectly clear.

            Don’t twist my words. I said you were not occupied by the Nazi scum and you did not therefore have their camps on your territory – nor did any part of your territory suffer near starvation under Nazi occupation.

            “The Muslims have grand plans for you all. I wish you would wake up.”

            Of course, I keep forgetting what a vast tract of life experience you base your judgements on. Except that it’s hardly five minutes since you were thanking Janos for opening your eyes.

            And please remember that the US declined to join the war to ‘liberate the Europeans’ until it was attacked by the Japanese. Otherwise we’d still have been waiting for the cavalry and depending on the Soviets, who sacrificed almost 9 million military personnel.

            And please stop referring to an entire people as a ‘brood of vipers’. It’s grotesque. And you might want to remember where you are and have some manners in the matter.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

            And I have sat in a Muslim war cemetery on Corsica looking at the names of those in the Muslim regiment who also died to liberate the Europeans in WWII. Whatever ‘plans’ they had for their lives were somewhat frustrated, for the sake of their non-Muslim brothers.

            There are better ways to live, SSL, than filling your life with hate.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

            Yeah and look up how many European women those African mercenaries raped. What a grotesque sentiment. And yes, even Franco was reduced to using them in order to fight off the Communist butchers.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

            None of which means I am not grateful to those who fought with the British and the rest of the Allies, such as Walter’s family members.

            But do remember that you agree in everything with Janos, who claims your soldiers fought on the wrong side. Is that what you think too?

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

            You remind me of a teacher :-). Not trying to be facetious at all. You constantly remind me of my age and you throw me off my course with statements like, “there are other ways to live.” Oh yes, and reminding me to mind my manners. I will, but the problems that face us are existential and White people are under attack. The brood of vipers comment was never directed at an entire people. The Pharisees were the cream of the crop of their society. The cream of the crop still rule over us.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 9:42 pm #

            Sigh on your other comment…I know what you are doing there and I am not going to fall into the trap ;-).

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 7:00 am #

            “Sigh on your other comment…I know what you are doing there and I am not going to fall into the trap ;-).”

            I know what you are trying to do too, SSL, you are trying to have it both ways.

            And yes, I was not just a teacher but also a Sunday School teacher. We didn’t teach the little’uns the kind of things you would teach them though.

          • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 11:11 am #

            Gosh I knew I was pretty perceptive! You shouldn’t extrapolate that my manner of conversation here reflects on my interactions with kids. There is a time and place for everything and this place in my mind is a place where adults can discuss things. I am not a total idiot :-). And I have no clue what you mean about me trying to have it both ways. I am just being me. If I happen to agree with him alot maybe he is saying things that ring true for me. Everybody disagrees at some point in time. I can’t help that we have not come to that place yet.

          • GreenAlba November 18, 2018 at 10:13 am #

            By having things both ways, I merely meant that (a) you commented on the bravery of your servicemen fighting the Nazis (a point on which we agree) and (b) you also defend the Nazis, egged on by Janos (a point on which we clearly do not agree).

            I find these two sentiments contradictory, just as I find any admiration for the Nazis and their ideas an insult to the brave men from your country who died to save Europe from them.

            People on here know I used to teach – it’s not a secret.

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

            The jury is still out for me on all of that. At least with the Nazis my people would live. Now that America is becoming full tilt communist/progressive my people perish. Maybe all of the sacrifice was for naught since our country has been stolen from us. And they used our goodwill and morality against us. Same in Europe. The Muzzies will truly be what the Nazis never were. I do dare you to blaspheme Allah or Mohammad in your country. Tommy Robinson was jailed and harrassed for simply uncovering the crimes of a Muslim rape gang.

          • GreenAlba November 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

            OK, so let’s take the issues one at a time.

            You are not quite decided whether to throw in your lot entirely with the Nazis. But ‘at least’ they’d let your people live. So, historically, the price of that ‘at least’ would be the murder of six million Jews, plus assorted gypsies, homosexuals and mentally handicapped people. Well, we are getting the picture of your pact with the devil ‘at least’.

            Moving on, would it be too much to ask that you don’t spread lies and fake news about things that happen in the UK? If I knew as little as you clearly do about the ‘Tommy Robinson’ case in reference to something happening in your country, I’d have the decency to keep my mouth shut.

            So now we have ‘Tommy Robinson’ as some kind of heroic sleuth? You’re funny. Actually, no.

            The actual name of the person in question is Stephen Lawrence – he uses the pseudonym ‘Tommy Robinson’ because it is the name of the leader of a bunch of football thugs he admires.

            He’s already familiar with jail because he’s been behind bars for mortgage fraud. He’s also been behind bars for assault. He was convicted of assaulting an off-duty policeman who, I believe, intervened to help his partner with whom he was fighting.

            Now, in terms of his current shenanigans, he did not in any way ‘uncover the crimes of a Muslim rape gang’. You either made that up or you read it in one of your idiotic fake news sources. Which is it?

            What actually happened was that the Muslim rape gang were on trial and Stephen Lennox put the conviction in jeopardy by interfering with judicial process and attempting to film the trial to relay it to his followers. Which is illegal. Not once but twice. So he TWICE JEOPARDISED THE CONVICTIONS OF RAPISTS ON TRIAL, which could have led to the whole thing being abandoned and the rapists having to be retried. Which was why he was jailed for contempt of court. Twice.

            It was more important to him, as an attention-seeking publicity whore, that he get his attention fix than that those girls get justice.

            Uncovering the crimes of a rape gang…seriously. The ignorance you are happy to spread boggles the mind.
            He’s a piece of work, your ‘Tommy’. But he’s doing damned well out of it.

            theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/lostinshowbiz/2018/oct/25/theres-no-such-thing-as-a-free-lunch-try-tell…

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 9:51 pm #

            The Guardian is a left-wing publication. Clearly they would not have anything good to say about him…

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 9:58 pm #

            And I have made no pact with anyone. Over what? I am not in politics at any level anyway other than I vote. Your paranoia is a little dramatic.

          • GreenAlba November 19, 2018 at 7:54 am #

            The Guardian is a publication which can be sued for libel if it defames someone’s reputation by lying about them. Stephen Lennox is currently being bankrolled by the alt-right in the US (among others) because he is a useful propaganda tool for them, so he can sue if he wants to.

            I gave you some facts about the convictions of Stephen Lennox.

            I asked you a simple question: Did you make up the lie about him uncovering a rape gang rather than attempting to obstruct the course of justice or did you get this ‘information’ from a fake news source? If the latter, it would be helpful if you could provide its identity so that readers may know that it is an unreliable source of information. Thanks.

          • GreenAlba November 19, 2018 at 8:00 am #

            And the bit of your instruction manual that covers this kind of dishonesty is ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness…’ in case you momentarily forgot.

          • GreenAlba November 19, 2018 at 9:11 am #

            And ‘Tommy’s’ convictions, including the assault and the mortgage fraud, are a matter of public record.

            If you remotely cared about the truth you could check. No need to read a newspaper you don’t respect but which did relay the facts that are on public record, or the fake news source you already used, in the event that you didn’t invent it all.

      • Walter B November 16, 2018 at 10:33 am #

        Like I said, there is no shortage of dirt bags to string up, only a lack of honorable people to throw the ropes over the tree limbs.

        • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 11:54 am #

          Don’t worry – there is no lock of honorable people. They work though everyday and provide for their families. That is why they are not among the miserable classes of politician, bankers and globalists that lord over us now. But hey, their day in the Sun is right now. And then comes dusk…

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 11:59 am #

            LACK

        • lateStarter November 16, 2018 at 11:59 am #

          But we might loose our jawbs! /sarc

          Another great observation.

          • Walter B November 16, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

            “Protect and Serve” has been replaced by “paychecks & pensions”. We are on our own and at their mercy. Camouflage and staying below the radar are the tools for our survival.

    • Walter B November 16, 2018 at 10:32 am #

      Isn’t it the hallmark of a totally corrupt society that none of the criminals can be dealt justice Scratch, lest the entire house of corruption come crumbling down? There is no way to defuse the daisy chained explosive devices that each of the miscreants carries within them short of a 911, Building 7 kind of controlled demolition. Perhaps the Chinese taking over the management might be a better alternative, except of course for all of the purging of undesirables. Looks like we are screwed.

      • Georges1202 November 16, 2018 at 10:42 am #

        “Isn’t it the hallmark of a totally corrupt society that none of the criminals can be dealt justice Scratch, lest the entire house of corruption come crumbling down?”

        Wasn’t that the mantra we heard after the 2008 financial meltdown? That these scumbags were somehow too valuable to lock up? Iceland locked up their bankers, however they live on a different planet, a “different context” as chief scumbag Blankfein reminded us Goldman operates in…

      • lateStarter November 16, 2018 at 11:55 am #

        “Isn’t it the hallmark of a totally corrupt society that none of the criminals can be dealt justice Scratch, lest the entire house of corruption come crumbling down?”

        One of your best observations Mr Walter B.

      • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

        We are only screwed if we believe we are :-). If we will that we are not, who knows how strong our army could be!

        • chipshot November 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

          Yes, let’s simply pray our way out of our troubles.

          SoftStar, are you Glenn Beck in real life?

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

            Glenn Beck is way too liberal for me :-). Prayers are wonderful and are necessary but action is also necessary. I want to see it bad :-).

        • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

          One healthy man of average or even below average strength could push a car for a mile. Or a woman of average strength. The only hard part is getting it going. But not even a dozen very powerful men could push a car unless – unless what?

          Unless they’re all pushing in the same direction. We simply don’t have that anymore. The caravans will be stopped and then the people let in as refugees. The idea of just not letting people in seems to be gone – and therefore so is America. This troops on the border looks like it may be just a stunt. Obama did the same thing at one point.

          Hitler got legally elected – and then He took control. Trump doesn’t seem daring enough to do what must be done. Legally, we can’t even use the army to protect our own borders at this point. Our army is only supposed to be used to invade the Middle East or wherever else the Elite choose. How effed up is that?

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

            You just gave a pronoun for a genocidal murderer a capital ‘H’. How effed up is that? With a capital ‘eff’…

          • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 2:13 pm #

            People say the same thing about Time Magazine when they publish their Man of the Year. Importance is not the same as endorsement. That being said, I do endorse Him with reservations. He made many mistakes after all, but name me a figure who loved His people more or sacrificed more for them.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

            SIGH!!! If Trump can’t do it then we will have to find people who will. I just don’t want to believe that it is all over. I guess if it keeps going this way then it will come down to street action and from what I am seeing online many people are preparing for that very possibility. I still think there are many people who are not going to let it go down without a fight.

            Alba to be honest with you….who really gives a sh*t about the capital H????????

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

            “He made many mistakes after all, but name me a figure who loved His people more or sacrificed more for them.”

            …but name me a figure who … sacrificed more innocent human beings for them.

            TFTFY

            The rest of humanity doesn’t get away with calling that a ‘mistake’.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

            “Alba to be honest with you….who really gives a sh*t about the capital H????????”

            I do, clearly. And I’d have thought you’d be a bit more selective about it too, but you never can tell with religious people. They are not always what they seem.

            And your god, if he existed, would probably feel a little irritated by that particular one too, given that the little sh*t with the capital ‘H’ killed a whole lot of his ‘chosen people’.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

            Why do you obsess over the religious thing? I am very clear on how Jesus feels. Brood of vipers…..I am very confident, but you argue with me trying to use guilt and my heart against me. It works often because I am emotive. You are good and I can’t deny that.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

            Christianity is just an arsenal of one liners for the Albas of the World – to be used against the White Race.

          • Elrond Hubbard November 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

            Janos: “Name me a figure who loved His people more or sacrificed more for them.”

            John 3:16. And I bet I can name one thing He sacrificed that Mister Hitler never did.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

            Yeah atheists should take the Christianity out of their mouths. They like to use it as a weapon against people who truly do love Jesus.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm #

            And Jesus was White.

          • cbeard November 16, 2018 at 5:31 pm #

            I heard Trump say “We want immigrants, but they must come here legally”. Words of a traitor. We need a total moratorium on all immigration.

          • Elrond Hubbard November 16, 2018 at 5:33 pm #

            My weapon is the truth. I never misquote or misuse the bible*, SoftStarLight; I simply accord it no authority.

            There are many who do accord authority to those ancient writings. On occasion, I may happen to point out when they have said one thing while their professed holy book says another, and they complain to me because I myself am not a believer. I say don’t blame me, not when the gap is self-evident; take it up with Scripture.

            *Yes, yes, “what a goodly outside falsehood hath”, yadda yadda. I’ll take this observation as read.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 6:54 pm #

            “And Jesus was White.”

            SSL, as you say, so famously and liberally – LOL.

          • elysianfield November 16, 2018 at 6:57 pm #

            Elrond,
            The “H” man made great sacrifices also…he shot his dog….

          • outOfTheMoney November 16, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

            Wow Janos, that’s a hot one, even for you.

            “Hitler got legally elected — and then he took control” (I will not capitalize the pronoun as you did, because that creeps me right out).

            The historical facts are as follows:

            Germany held an election in November 1932 which resulted in a runoff victory for Paul von Hindenburg. At that point, Hindenburg was 84 years old and in poor health, but was persuaded to run anyway by appeals to his sense of patriotic duty (he despised Hitler and many felt that Hindenburg had the best chance of defeating him). So he won that election, but by an uncomfortably small margin, and ended up presiding over the final days of the Weimar Republic.

            This happened when Hindenburg was forced to dissolve the Reichstag twice in 1932, and was finally pressured to appoint Hitler to the sinecure position of “Chancellor of Germany” in January 1933. From what I understand, the strategy here was something along the lines of “keep your friends close and your enemies closer”. Hitler appeared to be satisfied by this, since he had been demanding a role in the Weimar government; his National Socialist (Nazi) party had won the largest plurality in the 1932 election (no party managed to achieve an actual majority).

            After the Reichstag fire in late February, Hindenburg suspended many civil liberties by signing the Reichstag Fire Decree; a few weeks later, he signed the Enabling Act of 1933, which greatly expanded Hitler’s powers. His health continued to decline, and when he finally died in August 1934, Hitler exploited the power vacuum thus created and declared himself Führer und Reichskanzler.

            So, no. Not “elected” at all: appointed to a figurehead position from which he seized dictatorial powers once the opportunity arose.

            This may seem like nitpicking to you, but then I must disagree. The truth matters, and no amount of politically-motivated spin can change it.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 8:03 pm #

            Wow Elrond, I didn’t realize you were a member of a godless priestly elite wielding weapons of truth! Glad to know you never misquote or misuse any ancient texts you have no belief in. So please do sort me out on my misquotes. If you are speaking to Jesus referring to the Jewish Pharisees as a brood of vipers I think you will be the one found wanting if you suggest he did not. You not choosing to be a believer is between you and the God you don’t believe in, but I have not complained to you about anything in this regard.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

            And see this is the funny thing and I do just have to chuckle, giggle and LOL. Elrond posts John 3:16 for Janos. A post that he by his own admission has no credence or authority in his own mind and heart. So why share? It’s really curious and strange behavior. Why not use secular sources for little drops of trinkets and gems of wisdom. Good psyops if the optics weren’t so silly. LOL!!!!

          • Walter B November 16, 2018 at 8:26 pm #

            You are not nit-picking outOfTheMoney, you are simply correcting a false statement. The old “appointment” gig, yes it happens in local politics so often that it would appear to be the plan. Politicians quit, die, move on and those with the power push their people into the voids. Once in office, it is very difficult to extricate them and a dirt sucking maggot Hitler had to be forced from his office by a pissed off world hell bent on doing exactly that. Going to war with the rest of the world is always a fatal mistake and it is one that America has now been mission-creeping into for many a decade. Perhaps those that escaped the trials at Nuremberg found new homes here and infected the process. In any case, it is not good.

          • Walter B November 16, 2018 at 8:55 pm #

            Yes SoftStarLite, our friend from the frozen northern wastes may not be an American, yet he can criticize how we Americans act and are incorporated as a nation. He can utilize a Book he has no faith in to “teach” us all a lesson, and he can profess to be a guardian of the Truth nonetheless.

            Let him. It may not be easy, but allow him his choice and hope as I do, that it works out well for him, for his abject failure shall bring us no comfort, will it? Many are called and few are chosen, and the biggest mistake that we who believe can make (IMHO) is allowing those who do not believe to have any influence whatsoever on we who do. Let them go, it is better for all if we do so.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 9:16 pm #

            Yes Walter, I am totally cool with Elrond speaking his mind. But that approach from on high just never does me any favors. I often admit my lack of knowledge on topics, and also I don’t profess to be a Bible expert. The fact that I have stated that I do believe in God though appears to be problematic. Oh well, I am good with being a problem ;-).

          • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 9:27 pm #

            Lincoln too, was a great man for the Bible quotes even though he did not believe. Or Walt’s “man of peace”, the Reverend Martin Luther King: communist, plagiarist, sex addict who beat a White prostitute on the eve of his assassination.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 9:50 pm #

            “The fact that I have stated that I do believe in God though appears to be problematic.”

            Believing it isn’t a problem at all, SSL Telling people with utter certainty and presumption that they’re going to be ‘wiped out’ and will spend eternity in a sulphurous pit, just because that’s what you believe isn’t considered good form on most websites. Nor is telling another bunch of readers – and your host – that they’re a ‘brood of vipers’.

            Or perhaps you’re only aiming at the Pharisees amongst the readership.

            Maybe you could go for a more modest, insightful approach, which would be less abrasive. I’m sure god will forgive you – doubtless there are streets in your own home town where you can ‘witness’ to great effect to make up for it.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 9:52 pm #

            Yes, one must be flexible. Trump must seize power in one way or another, under some guise or other, by hook or by crook.

            Doing Right is what matters most – and that means saving the historic Nation of America and the People who comprise it. Democracy could never accomplish such a task and the Nation is too far gone for the legitimate Republican process to work. Thus we are back to Kings and Caesars. The Trump Dynasty. King Donald the First.

            Or would you rather King Obama – under a Communist guise?

          • Elrond Hubbard November 16, 2018 at 9:56 pm #

            Walter B: “he can criticize how we Americans act and are incorporated as a nation”.

            Sure I can. Words are cheap, and this place is full of ’em. Certainly nobody here hesitates to use Canada (or their idea of Canada) as a foil to make their own points; nor to take cheap shots at our Prime Minister when they feel like it, which is often. Why should I care? I didn’t vote for him, and I’m happy to have a debate when it comes to more substantial matters.

            Walter B: “He can utilize a Book he has no faith in to ‘teach’ us all a lesson, and he can profess to be a guardian of the Truth nonetheless.”

            And why shouldn’t I, Walter? There’s this idea that out of all the words ever written, there’s this one bag of ideas that should be off limits. Only people of faith get to refer to those ideas; they’re beyond criticism; and if I dare re-frame those ideas in a way that doesn’t come pre-approved by people of faith, that can only mean I’m a hypocrite who should stay in his lane. All this would be plain silly, if it weren’t so sinister. Your own Founding Fathers knew exactly what they were doing when they forbade the establishment of a state religion (and the Bill of Rights is the best thing the United States ever did, bar none).

            SoftStarLight: “The fact that I have stated that I do believe in God though appears to be problematic”.

            Not one bit, SSL. I’m not one of those imperious New Atheists who declare ‘faith is for the weak, blah blah’. But as I said to Walter, I do reject wholeheartedly the idea that the actual content of faith should be off limits. Thomas was right to doubt.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 10:31 pm #

            Alba please tell me where I have told someone on here that they are going to burn in hell????? Also, the reference to the “wiping-out” that I ever recall making was a comment to someone else several threads ago simply clarifying a verse regarding the second coming. I can’t help what is written so don’t blame me for it.

            I am glad you have invested in my conduct. I didn’t realize that CFN had a house mom :-). I thought those days were over for me but here we are. I’ll make sure to keep an eye on my online manners and habits. I was just quoting what Jesus said. Pharisees = Elite = Pharisees so I am sure you know my sentiments. Thanks for telling me to hit the street corners.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 10:37 pm #

            Feel free to question Elrond. I am not going to bash you for it. Nor do I presume you should believe.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 7:07 am #

            SSL

            I only commented on your propensity to insult entire races, as Janos does and your chilling way of looking forward to the bulk of humanity meeting a vile end you hope to avoid.

            There are ‘house dads’ on here too, but they tend to opine occasionally that people not as right wing as them would be better kicked off the site. Not that they believe in censorship or anything, but, but…

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 7:48 am #

            I should probably clarify that my comment about manners was (a) only a suggestion (a house mom would perhaps have given you a detention!) and (b) only related to our host, who is kind enough to let us write all manner of comments here and, for his pains, has to put up with a broad battering of antisemitism and Holocaust denial (of which I do not accuse you – you merely offered an excuse for it).

            If you are OK with that, I can’t argue with you. If I went on a site run by a Nazi…well it wouldn’t happen, so no point in going there.

          • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 11:30 am #

            Yeah, I guess you are right about the house dads too :-). But see, I am a Daddy’s girl. Momma was always always constantly on my case to do this, do that, this is not good enough, your not measuring up and maybe you never will, mind this, watch what you are doing or there will be consequences and a little slap on the face here and there for backtalk.

            I couldn’t do wrong though in Daddy’s eyes. The rules weren’t there the same way and thus the paranoia of always watching what I did. No he was easy to talk to and yes I could laugh and feel a little more free. So there is your psychoanalysis Dr Freud. You are good at what you do :-). And yes I was grounded like ALL the time.

    • Lonely Traveler November 16, 2018 at 10:36 am #

      Won’t change a thing.

  7. Georges1202 November 16, 2018 at 10:18 am #

    Yea, one would hope, right? But the scuttlebutt is that she will be the Speaker.

  8. AKlein November 16, 2018 at 10:28 am #

    What we need to experience is a top official being indicted, convicted and sent to jail. Then the American public will finally recognize just exactly the condition of the country. Or, perhaps I am being to optimistic.

    • Anon1970 November 16, 2018 at 11:19 am #

      Unfortunately, even sending a top official to jail will not solve the deteriorating financial situation in the US from the Federal government down to recent college graduates burdened with huge amounts of student loan debt. To me, the Russia investigations and Hillary’s misdeeds are mere side shows to the growing national debt, growing unfunded government employee pension liabilities and inadequate savings for retirement by many older Americans. I have never been the US Holocaust Museum in DC but I have read enough books and watched enough movies and documentaries to know that when conditions for average Americans deteriorate sufficiently, they will be looking for a strong man to fix things.

      • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

        I want Him to come now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • outOfTheMoney November 16, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

        There is a significant body of research suggesting that such revolutionary movements succeed only when the ratio of teenagers to people over 35 exceeds a certain critical threshold.

        Current U.S. demographics look nothing like that.

        Older people, the thinking goes, typically have too much to protect and are too heavily invested in the status quo to rise up against anything short of an existential threat. A Red Dawn or zombie-apocalypse scenario might do the trick, but garden-variety “economic hardship” probably won’t.

        Of course, introduce literal famine and/or hyperinflationary collapse à la 1946 Hungary, and all bets are off.

      • AKlein November 17, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

        Yes, I hear you. Nevertheless, I think it would be worth trying. And, by the way, the jail time should be in a medium security prison, not a supermax and not a a white-collar country club. It would be very fulfilling to see a (former) high-ranking public official rubbing elbows with the general population (i.e. g-pop, in prison lingo). Even salutary, methinks.The only downside is that it might offend the other felons.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

      Yes, we desperately needs some people being made examples of. But the Elite protect their own – even their enemies for the most part because in so doing they protect themselves.

  9. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter November 16, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    From JK’s mouth to God’s ears! I just wrote an Irish Poem about this article!

    A Perfid* Storm???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    Oh, Hillary sure has it rough!
    Even Democrats have had enough!
    Her back’s to the wall,
    But she deaf to it all!
    She’s too big to wear the handcuff!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    *Yes, perfid is a word. A foreign one, but it’s still a word!

    • aibohphobia November 16, 2018 at 5:23 pm #

      Sympathy Not Needed–She Did it to Herself

      It wasn’t just Trump that she shunn’d
      She curbed Bernie’s a$$ just for fun!
      Thru perfid perfection
      She lost the election
      And now is a Party of One…

  10. JohnAZ November 16, 2018 at 10:41 am #

    JHK

    An interesting exercise might be to find out if there is a structure to the Liberal response to just about everything. It just seems to me that the response is always coordinated and makes the most political damage that it can. It is organized. Latest. Schumer and Nelson with the Florida senate election.

    • What you think Chuck is up to, John? Stuffing ballots?

      • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 11:57 am #

        Chuck has probably generated over a hundred thousand fake ballots at this point.

      • chipshot November 16, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

        Like a drunk proud to be an alcoholic, JohnAZ is proud to be a Foxist.

        • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

          And what are you proud of?

          • chipshot November 16, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

            Being a progressive in favor of policies that benefit the majority of people.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

            You mean policies that favor you? Progressives only care for power and act like rabid dogs.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 8:00 am #

            “Progressives only care for power and act like rabid dogs.”

            I love a judiciously thought-out and measured observation 🙂 .
            I like policies that lead to hard-working people not having to go to food banks. Yet I’ve never had to go to a food bank.

            Why would you aim a cheap shot at chip shot and presume s/he is driven by personal selfishness? It reminds me of people who level accusations of ‘politics of envy’ at people who have no wish at all for the things the accusers imagine they envy.

            We don’t remotely want a share of Philip Green’s multiple yachts, for example (a British business example) but we get angry that he asset-stripped British Home Stores and left his workers without their pensions to buy the last one. That’s what ‘left-wing’ means to us, where it still has any meaning.

          • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 11:49 am #

            Here in the states the progressives routinely work from a standpoint of envy. It’s theirs and they earned it but we want to steal it and redistribute it as WE see fit. Venezuela is a progressive country and its leaders are so power hungry and crazed that they starve and kill their own people. There is evidence for what I speak. Now chipshot, as an individual may very well be, and most likely is a fine person indeed. It’s the ideology that is the problem.

          • GreenAlba November 18, 2018 at 10:20 am #

            If you regard Venezuela as ‘progressive’ I can only say we have different definitions of the word in your country and mine.

            It seems to me unwise to use the word in US political-speak without inverted commas.

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

            Well I think it appears to be the same though Alba but certainly different means used for the same ends. The end goal of the progressives is the destruction of the autonomous Nation-State. The means used in Venezuela have been up-front violence and terror. In your neck of the woods, in similar fashion to what’s taking place here in the States, they use the slow boil methods of demographic change through unfettered immigration, takeover of all institutions and forms of media, censorship and indoctrination in schools. They are great at what they do because they rely on a bamboozled public to parrot their causes. Many in the public think they support moral causes but they are killing their countries and fellow citizens.

          • GreenAlba November 18, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

            “takeover of all institutions and forms of media, censorship and indoctrination in schools.”

            Are you sure you are familiar enough with what goes on in a country you’ve never been to to come out with accusations like that? I wouldn’t be so presumptuous in relation to your own.

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 9:19 pm #

            Well Paul Joseph Watson is British and he describes this as happening in the UK and provides examples.

          • Exscotticus November 18, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

            Hey GreenAlba, what do you think of this story…?

            Whistleblower teacher says 17 students in British school are changing genders, some were ‘tricked’

            I don’t know if this is fake news or not. But I would like your opinion.

          • GreenAlba November 19, 2018 at 8:58 am #

            Hey, Exscotticus, I’ve had a look at your article and my answer is that I haven’t the slightest clue if it is fake news or not, unlike the instance on which I commented above, which I know absolutely to be fake news.

            However, you should be aware by now of my views, such as they are, i.e. not based on much more useful knowledge than the average person, except for having worked on a book on the medical and surgical practicalities, but which necessarily included chapters on the ethical issues and on mental health.

            There are ethical issues on both sides. Those on the ‘conservative’ side are obvious and I probably share a concern for a good many of them. Those on the other side include the increased difficulties for a young person who may genuinely suffer from gender dysphoria while still a young teenager and who will eventually undergo surgery to make their transition permanent. This increased difficulty obviously arises because of having to undergo more invasive surgery the longer they wait for hormone treatment, puberty having advanced further.

            This is clearly a huge dilemma since we are also on dodgy territory in terms of minors being able to make life-changing decisions on such matters, a dilemma I view as extremely important and probably critical. But hormone treatment itself is not irreversible, as far as I understand.

            I share the view that many youngsters may well be suffering from various other conditions and ‘unhappinesses’ which may lead them to think their gender issues are a primary cause when they may not be.

            But I also do not feel entitled to negate people’s own testimony or treat them like frauds or fools without the slightest proof that that’s what they are. And, as I said, despite being better versed than most lay people on the minutiae of what is technically on offer, I am not a mental health professional and nor have I lived with a young person in that situation, so my views have no more value than those of any random person who has no first-hand familiarity with the issues that matter.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

          Fox is demanding that Trump restore Acosta to his position. And they censored one of Trump’s political ads this last election. They’re little better than the rest of the media at this point. They’re showing we’re their loyalty lies – towards their media brothers and not America.

    • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

      YAY John AZ is back!!!!!

  11. FincaInTheMountains November 16, 2018 at 10:49 am #

    or that she has decided late in life to go full Bolshevik policy-wise

    I feel offended for Bolsheviks.

  12. malthuss November 16, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    But Theresa May’s government is imploding now, and that nation will be preoccupied with other problems going forward, …

    forward?…..or backward?
    The population will increase, if current trends continue.

    Meanwhile, in the USA……..

    • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 11:48 am #

      They have us going backwards. We will have to bring ourselves forward. Will is everything :-).

      • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

        Philosophers and Theologians disagree about which comes first: Knowledge or Will? But let’s leave God out of it for a moment and focus on Humanity. In political terms, Knowledge would have to come first. As in deciding who “We” are and who is part of the “We”. Otherwise some would will to push the car east, some west, some north, and some south – the car being America in this analogy.

        In personal terms, I think some people develop their hearts first, some their minds, and some their will. Obviously a fully balanced person will have all three in high functioning. America, being born on the Fourth of July, is a Cancer in Astrological terms so we are Heart centered. The Elite are focused on Will first and foremost, and then Mind. Thus they are able to lead us around by the nose of our heart strings. Most ordinary people start with the heart or feelings. Without the influence of the other two, the heart won’t develop past the maudlin’ for the most part.

        • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

          Seriously, not being silly – you are so smart. I mean to put that together effortlessly. Like I always say…Janos is one step ahead :-). You’re right about the need for a combination of the three and also a determination of the “We”. I am feeling so excitable and on edge right now because of the negative news of the day and I kinda feel like Our people are down.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

            Tanks for butter of praise. I have been practicing for many, many years here and other places. After reading and feeling so much, I had to express myself or I would have exploded. Since the Establishment has no place for me, I write online, gratis.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

            I am sorry you have been treated like that. You deserve better and shame on our society for getting away with it for this long!!!!

  13. Lonely Traveler November 16, 2018 at 11:09 am #

    Onward and downward. Getting this mess past us and moving on to whatever is next should be top priority. All this other stuff is just distraction. It is fun to watch the empire crumble though. That I must admit.

    • Anon1970 November 16, 2018 at 11:26 am #

      I am sure it was not fun for the average German to watch his savings deteriorate in value from 4 Reichmarks to the US $ in 1913 to over 1 trillion to the US $ in late 1923, and a few years later, to watch the German unemployment rate soar to around 25% within 2 years after the passage of the Smoot-Hawley tariff in the US in 1930.

    • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 11:57 am #

      Yes – and the crumbling deterioration will laugh at you upon its arrival at your doorstep. Careful what you wish for ;-).

      • Lonely Traveler November 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

        I don’t have much, and I don’t want anything, so I’m ready. I think it’s going to be BAU, unless someone tries to steal my tomatoes. Then I’ll have to open up a can of whoopass on ’em.

        • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

          Very good – I’m proud of you! Humble but not a push-over.

  14. teddyboy46 November 16, 2018 at 11:21 am #

    I must say , We live in interesting times. It will be interesting to see if Hillary will go out with a Dramatic Final Scene or just a whimper.

    I think JHK has picked up a Social Media Agent in his comments section . An Agent who job is discredit what JHK writes. What is it that JHK writes that is so dangerous that it has to be discredited? The Truth.

  15. BikeDr November 16, 2018 at 11:41 am #

    One reason your credibility remains high is the regular focus on the mote in your own eye (Democratic) rather than in the obvious ugliness of the Trump acolytes. I have never voted for Hillary although she seemed “over-criticized” for her health care efforts, firing of the WH travel staff, etc. Libya, e-mails, Foundation shenanigans, etc. is all on her. Her time is clearly past.
    Without a restraint on the Empire and/or an ecological focus, national politics seems pointless to me. My district is not voting against the defense budget because we depend on it for good jobs. We may have elected D-Doug Jones but the Democrats were just blown away in the last election with 65% of Alabamians voting straight ticket Republican.Southern white guys support Trump at 85% which I find appalling.
    I truly do not understand wrecking other people’s country when you know nothing about them! If I ask do you support bombing Yemen, no one I ask even knows where it is. But sure let’s give DOD another $80 billion to wreck havoc. It is keeping us safe…..

    • “Southern white guys support Trump at 85% which I find appalling.”

      F*&kin’ deplorable, even.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

      So why didn’t some more refined or qualified person take up their needs and interests?

      Answer: They were considered Deplorable long before Hillary uttered the phrase. She may have coined it, but she didn’t invent the attitude by any means. Jeb even believed he could win without the White Base. I mean besides being bullshit, why would he even have an attitude like that? Face it: Middle and Lower Class Whites have been deeply wronged by the Elite – and we always hate those whom we have wronged. And surprise, surprise, they will hate you back sooner or later. Whites have been very slow to take up the cudgel but now We have. Read Kipling’s “When the Anglo-Saxon Learns to Hate”. As he says, It did not start quickly and it will not soon abate.

      • Tate November 16, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

        So true. Remember Obama’s ‘bitter clingers?’ Clinging to their guns & Bibles, he claimed. This will be slow to start but ignition has begun. Ordinary folks are getting pissed off.

        • If the deplorables weren’t so chock full of pride, they’d recognize that their situation is largely self generated.

          They’re inscenced being regarded as fools, yet they act like fools.

          For example, West Virginians voting to keep their coal jobs after a century of poisoning themselves. Sure, you can stake out the high ground, so to speak. The urbanites on the other side of the Adirondack wouldn’t stock up for the hillbillies, so they stuck it to them, or something, by being working class badasses. Aaaand, they all got the black lung while New York and Washington loaded up on that cheap electricity.

          Unfortunately I expect the deplorable uprising to end a lot like other deplorable uprisings, with civic infrastructure destroyed, and the Walmart looted of its flat screens, and everybody will go back to drinking the lead laced tapwater. More likely in my mind is no uprising at all, due to aforementioned lead, maybe some new fracking chems.

          An intelligent social reformation has to have some organizational goals- which, if it’s just more demands for plug-in benefits to the existing order of things- it is attainable. Then it has to have competency at a minimum, to achieve it. At whatever level, nonexistent procedural goals guarantee nothing much happening.

          The only real alternative I can see would be like the Huttites, Amish, or other sect. The only time America intersects with their organization is when a Bucks county drunk slams into one of their buggies.

          • Tate November 16, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

            If you mean the people of the Appalachians, it isn’t their pride alone, although they have plenty of that. The Bible means something to them, unlike our permanent globalist-oriented elite class, who have no conception of nation or religion except as fear-mongering techniques.

        • malthuss November 16, 2018 at 5:06 pm #

          10? years ago, Kunstler praised Obama and that speech.

      • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

        I hate them so much right now and it makes me sad because I feel guilty for it. I have to pray all of the time about it but I feel like they deserve hate.

  16. Luhrenloup November 16, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    Oh Jim, comes a point when you have to acknowledge the reality of how governments work. It isn’t about constitutions and laws. That’s for the people, i.e. the deplorables. No truer words spoken by Hillary exposes what the elites assume about the masses. This fantasy you’ve concocted is about as realistic as pigs learning to fly.
    If the truth were ever to be exposed and culprits were brought to justice there would be two people left in DC to govern the folks. And since they did not have their hand in the till like all the rest, it would not bode well for their governing style as they were not smart enough to figure out the game.
    Most likely scenario: those two innocents would be the ones charged.
    Let’s be honest — they are all crooks, and the only ones that get caught are the expendables, and the troublemakers, or the ignorant.
    The game goes on . . . and we talk, and talk, and write about it . What about this one, that one, this event, that one? What does it mean, its significance in the larger scheme of things?
    But then, if you were ever to acknowledge the truth of the situation you would be out of a job, wouldn’t you Jim? The truth cannot be exposed. Most writing about politics is a form of masturbation where one gets off sounding clever, with it, savvy, in the loop.

  17. FincaInTheMountains November 16, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

    Trump does not want to give publicity to all shameful pages of American history connected with Hillary Clinton, which America used to be proud of.

    He is trying to defeat Hillary, without giving publicity to the fact that at 27 she forced the US president to resign for having erased 3 hours of his talks with assistants, which presumably damn him as the organizer of the eavesdropping of democratic party at the Watergate Hotel, and she herself wiped out tens of thousands of her letters, exposing her as the creator of ISIS and the organizer of the assassination of US Ambassador to Libya Stevens for wanting to expose her supplies of Gaddaffi weapons to Syria.

    Instead, he is trying to put Hillary in jail in fulfillment of his most important election promise made during the election campaign, exposing her flying monkeys as organizers of the illegal eavesdropping of his election campaign. And since the FBI and the so-called US intelligence community were sabotaging his orders, he is trying to achieve this by creating a second special prosecutor’s office to investigate the eavesdropping of his election campaign and fabricate evidence, on the basis of which the Mueller special commission was created.

    This became known when the judge investigating the case of Michael Flynn ordered his lawyers to return the case in which General Flynn pleaded guilty six months ago, and all the leading experts of the powerful US bar association said that it happens very rarely when very good reasons to assume that the witness was forced to admit his guilt by illegal methods.

  18. pkrugman November 16, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

    EXS sezs: If she’ll lie about her own ancestry and heritage, she’ll lie about anything.

    Both Warren’s family history and her DNA showed she wasn’t lying.

    Besides, if the outcome of the election depends on whether a candidate told a lie, DJT is going to lose in 2020. Nobody lies as much as Trump.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

      In statistics, 1/1024 isn’t considered a reality. Sorry! The Cherokee have disavowed her. Saw an interview with a Tribal official. They played a tape of Warren raving about high cheekbones and what her mother used to say about them. The Cherokee simply said, We don’t talk like that. It’s not something we say.

    • Exscotticus November 16, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

      To legally claim you’re a Native American, you need a Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

      1/1024 is a joke. No tribe will accept that. And it is real Native Americans who ultimately decide who is and isn’t one of their own.

      Someone needs to tell Senator Pocahontas that the carved wooden Indian statute outside the cigar store doesn’t count as a sponsor…

  19. Kafkaesque November 16, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

    Fear & loathing in Las Vegas…. The nerve connecting brain to gut…. Or
    Gutless in the Saddle
    Mel Brooks on reading JH and his paranoid delusion.
    I too loathe Shillary
    But Trump gets the guillotine, heads down.

  20. volodya November 16, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

    Perfidy? The air has been fairly reeking of it for decades ever since they started telling us about the new wondrous scheme of open borders to money and people and how all this would make for millions of new jobs and prosperity for all. Well, it all was a fairy-tale, self evidently so, and the Brits, to their great credit, had the balls to call bullshit with their Brexit vote, trying to re-take control of their own country and their own borders. Hurray for the Brits.

    But now we have a – cough – Brexit deal, which according to some stuff I read amounts to a no exit Brexit as Euro and Brit bankers and elites try to salvage their self-enrichment scam.

    The EU became more and more a fool’s errand as it diverged from its original intent, that being pre-emptive surrender by France to Germany in the immediate post-war period, turning into an unworkable multi-national monetary and economic shambles. How it all comes apart is still in the future, does it come down via a controlled demolition with minimal collateral damage, or with spasms of civil strife, for example, as the magnitude of elite treachery in general and May’s betrayal and Tory incompetence in particular become known?

    The US isn’t the only place dealing with the after-effects of elite self-dealing and the consequent ruin of huge swathes of the population. The mire of mendacity as the moneyed set and their enabling clerisy try to obscure their raw idiocy (at best) or sheer criminality and treason (at worst) is the real spectacle. The magnitude of the lies is akin to Japanese leadership re-writing history to insist that Japan won WW2, that it was the US that surrendered.

    And so we have Hillary swept up in a swirl of events she clearly does not comprehend, telling us that she’s the rightful president, that if it wasn’t for those dastardly Russians, she would have won. But the real question is how somebody of Trump’s ilk could have got to where he was in the first place in this wondrous world of new economic opportunity. Well, it was racism and fascism at work according to Hillary and her allies, Deplorables behaving deplorably.

    It wasn’t, people that voted twice for Obama figured accurately that they’d been had. The shit-fits by the Deep State are instructive, the world they constructed to benefit themselves and their Davos masters is coming apart, they’re lying like hell to save it and to prevent their main actors from going down the garbage chute of history. In this they’ll use veneers of legal process like the Mueller and FBI investigations give cover and conceal the facts.

    It’s like the end of the USSR, perfidy, treachery, duplicity, deceit until the liars don’t even pretend to believe the lies anymore.

    • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

      “Well, it all was a fairy-tale, self evidently so, and the Brits, to their great credit, had the balls to call bullshit with their Brexit vote, trying to re-take control of their own country…”

      You’re thinking of the English, volodya. The rest of us are just misguided deplorables from the boondocks.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

        Do you vote in English elections? Are you a citizen despite your beloved Scottish heritage? Do you vote?

        If I recall, you said you live in Northern England. If so, I assume you voted No whereas most of Northern England said Yea. A surprising number that caught the pollsters off their guardian.

        • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

          You are so enamoured of your own words that you seem to struggle to absorb other people’s.

          Or maybe Edinburgh has been moved to the north of England while I was sleeping. Wherever it is, it’s people voted 75% against Brexit. But as I said, we deplorables in the peripheral boondocks do not matter and understand nothing. So be it.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

            *its* people…

          • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

            Ok, I thought you said you lived in northern England – which did vote FOR Brexit. You people lost and need to accept the consequences. The Northern English defeated you as they have defeated you so many times in the past.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

            And yet my taxes will pay for their unemployment benefit after Brexit when the likes of Nissan ups sticks to the EU from Brexit-loving Sunderland. Nice ‘work’ if you can get it.

            Many northern English will tell you they have much more in common with the Scots than they do with the Southern English.

            The southern English will do their best to destroy their unemployment benefits and leave them to food banks. They would by wise not to look to the Rees-Moggs and Johnsons for help.

            We will only be able to help them out, of course, for as long as we remain in the Union. If we do not remain in it, our northern English neighbours, even the Brexit ones, are welcome to come and join us.

          • volodya November 16, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

            Would you rather have Scotland independent?

          • JohnAZ November 16, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

            GA

            The Picts fought the Celts in the first millennium. Braveheart and Robert Bruce fought the British to a standstill in the Middle Ages. And you all are still fighting each other.

            Questions?

            1. Why? Is this nothing but ethnocentrism? If so, sure sounds like what the US Is doing with Latinos et al.

            2. What is the big difference, rationally, between the English feeling of separation from the EU and its bureaucracy and the Scottish and Irish opinions. Or all that it is is the spirit of William Wallace still walking the British Isles.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

            No, I would not, volodya. But if Brexit does as much damage as it is likely to I may just vote for Independence next time out of outrage at what has been perpetrated against the working people of the UK. And to take control back from the Brexit globalists.

            See how it works?

            I had a long chat with my Irish brother-in-law in Dublin this morning. He, like many others, reckons Brexit will almost inevitably lead to the UK losing Northern Ireland. Not that he really wants the bigots of Northern Ireland of either side messing up life in the Republic, but it seems inevitable. He doesn’t think it will happen peacefully, though, because of said bigots on either side. He would rather they fought out their bigotries among themselves, though, rather than infect Ireland with them.

            Talk about the law of unintended consequences from the Conservative AND UNIONIST Party.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 7:08 pm #

            “Braveheart and Robert Bruce fought the British to a standstill in the Middle Ages. ”

            JohnAZ

            The British did not exist in the Middle Ages. I’ll take the rest with a pinch of salt.

            We have had peace in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday agreement. And during Indyref1 in Scotland (I voted against as I am for the union, despite its ‘issues’) Scotland was persuaded by the Tories in particular that voting to remain in the union was the best way to retain EU membership, since Scotland would not be accepted as a separate member by the EU (which did not want to give ideas to the Catalans).

            That worked out well, didn’t it?

            You overestimate the everyday differences between us. If I drive over the border to Alnmouth or Carlisle, the people are just like the people here. They have a slightly different English accent, as do the people in Aberdeen to the north of me. The people of Berwick on Tweed, which straddles the border, do not consider themselves either English or Scottish if you ask them, but they just live like everyone else as well. It’s just banter that means nothing in everyday life.

          • Exscotticus November 16, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

            >>> The southern English will do their best to destroy their unemployment benefits and leave them to food banks.

            Just remember GreenAlba: They may take your life, but they’ll never take your freedom!

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 9:58 pm #

            I was referring to the unemployment benefits of their own people in northern England, Exscotticus.

            I sometimes wonder if some of the people on here get their history from sources as accurate as a Mel Gibson fantasy.

            Although I can see that Mr Gibson would fit very well on here in many ways.

          • Exscotticus November 16, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

            If you only knew how much I was laughing when I posted that. Sad but true: everything Americans know about Scotland is from Scotch or Braveheart.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 8:20 am #

            JohnAZ

            I should really have said Berwick straddles the Tweed, rather than the border. It is technically in England (the River Tweed is the border beyond that that point, but it feels more Scottish and has been both during its history. There have even been calls to reincorporate it into Scotland.

            In fact there is an apocryphal tale which has it that it is still technically in a state of war with Russia:

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berwick-upon-Tweed#Relations_with_Russia

            For anecdotal amusement value only – clearly not actually true.

      • malthuss November 16, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

        You keep replying where there is no reply button.

        You >
        name me one figure who sacrificed more innocent human beings.

        I dont know how ‘innocent’ the victims were BUT I will give you not one BUT 2.

        Mao [70? million]
        Stalin and fiends [8-80 million, you guess].

        • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 6:59 pm #

          Malthuss

          You missed out the last two words of the ‘quote’; hence it lost its meaning.

          • malthuss November 16, 2018 at 8:38 pm #

            Not at all. Great meaning in my few words.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 8:21 am #

            That’s what I always say, malthuss 🙂

    • Eoin November 16, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

      “The shit-fits by the Deep State are instructive, the world they constructed to benefit themselves and their Davos masters is coming apart, they’re lying like hell to save it and to prevent their main actors from going down the garbage chute of history. In this they’ll use veneers of legal process like the Mueller and FBI investigations give cover and conceal the facts. ”

      Yes Volodya,
      But what goes up, must come down.
      Case in point:
      DJIA @ 5000 – 21NOV1995
      @ 6000 – 14OCT1996
      5000 point gain in one year ( 1st time in 121 year history)- JUL2017
      How does it correct ?
      By selling it back to 1995, yes?
      The parasite has killed its host, which, very soon, must be allowed to replenish. Idiotic P/E’s, fueled by buy-backs does not an economy make, and they always discover that fact too late.
      On a significant scale, they’re never smart enough to sell it to the trough.
      I’m thinking that the antics that we saw in 2007- 2011 will not happen this time; the Davos set is already in the barbershop waiting for their long overdue haircut.
      Perhaps we will end up with the US notes that got JFK killed.
      For the last few years, I’ve been noticing a growing number of Porsches, Audis, and even Bentleys in my part of town.
      I do hope that the owners had the sense to pay cash.
      The McMansions being constructed on lots that have been vacant since before the 1920’s, the remnants of estates, are predictably ostentatious, and built cheaply.
      I think that they’re going to go out with a bang, and a whimper.
      But they’ll be back, which as strange as it sounds, is a good thing.
      They have to do it for the Children.

      My Youngest Millennial showed me a meme yesterday.
      On one side, was a new I phone, priced at $1000.00.
      On the other, an AK 47, 1000 rounds of ammunition, and a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, priced at $ 700.00.
      The message: Choose Wisely.

      Sent from the old republic.

  21. Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

    THE WRATH OF THE AWAKENED SAXON
    by Rudyard Kipling

    It was not part of their blood,
    It came to them very late,
    With long arrears to make good,
    When the Saxon began to hate.

    They were not easily moved,
    They were icy — willing to wait
    Till every count should be proved,
    Ere the Saxon began to hate.

    Their voices were even and low.
    Their eyes were level and straight.
    There was neither sign nor show
    When the Saxon began to hate.

    It was not preached to the crowd.
    It was not taught by the state.
    No man spoke it aloud
    When the Saxon began to hate.

    It was not suddently bred.
    It will not swiftly abate.
    Through the chilled years ahead,
    When Time shall count from the date
    That the Saxon began to hate.

    “This destiny does not tire, nor can it be broken, and its mantle of
    strength descends upon those in its service.” – Francis Parker Yockey,
    IMPERIUM

    JS: Were more beautiful words ever spoken than Yockey’s? Seldom. This is right up there with “Strength through Joy” or the Gettysburg Address. It came with the poem and I decided to leave it there. Surely it fits. Enough of the Scots and their wankery. Cut them lose and let the Irish conquer them again.

    • Eoin November 16, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

      In Saecula Saeculorem.

      Thanks Janos.

  22. Tate November 16, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

    WTF! That little scum Acosta gets back in the White House? If I was Trump, I’d frog-march that little cunt right out of there in full view of God & the whole world, then kick his manlet ass out the gate. But our President is a moderate who defers to the legal procession. Good for Him (I guess).

    • Tate November 16, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

      *process*

      • Elrond Hubbard November 16, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

        America 2018, where accepting the rule of law, however grudgingly, qualifies one as a moderate.

        • Tate November 16, 2018 at 8:48 pm #

          Would you defend my Uncle Pete’s right to fly his so-called “hate flags” (including the Stars & Stripes) or do you condone the criminal attacks against him by your allies?

          • Elrond Hubbard November 16, 2018 at 9:20 pm #

            That sure sounds like a false choice to me, Tate.

          • Tate November 16, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

            So you acknowledge they are your allies. Where are you on the Progressive stack? White male, straight I assume (questioning perhaps?) That means you’re on the bottom. Do you like to be a bottom? Are you a masochist? That’s usually a woman’s trait. That’s why they often love to be beaten, that & the presumption that the man is always guilty.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 8:51 am #

            Crikey Tate, have you seen your therapist lately?

          • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 11:52 am #

            The man is not always guilty. Women often give off mixed signals. Because some women are kinda mixed up about it lol.

          • Tate November 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

            I don’t have a therapist & never have had. That’s a Woody Allen thing.

            I’ll refer you to F.Roger Devlin’s “Sexual Utopia in Power” in regards to masochism being a trait of women (in varying degrees). It’s a natural adaptation to the roles females are best suited for. See chapter 7, “the Question of Female Masochism.”

            The author repeats the famous anecdote of Elizabeth Taylor & her then-husband Mike Todd getting into a knock-down drag-out fight at the home of Debbie Reynolds. Debbie jumped on Todd’s back as he was dragging Liz across the floor by her hair. Todd & Taylor both turned on her. Taylor said to Reynolds, “Debbie, you’re such a Girl Scout. Don’t be such a square.” Lots of women like to be treated rough. It has the added advantage that they then hold all the cards if they need to ditch him later on. Most divorces are initiated by the woman.

            This isn’t a moral judgement. This stereotype holds water.

          • GreenAlba November 18, 2018 at 10:24 am #

            Calm down, Tate. I was kidding. And I don’t put much value in anecdotes about Slebs when it comes to realities about life for the rest of us.

        • Exscotticus November 16, 2018 at 9:21 pm #

          Kindly point to the law that governs White House press passes.

          There’s no law requiring the White House to even have press briefings, and Trump could end them right now.

          “Rule of law” is not some judge making a decision that is beyond the law.

          • Elrond Hubbard November 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

            Exscotticus, I was responding to Tate‘s remark that “our President is a moderate who defers to the legal procession”, which is right there in plain sight. Abiding the law and accounting to the public is the least a self-respecting nation must demand of its chief executive. Anything less is defining expectations unacceptably downwards.

            Trump could end press briefing right now, I suppose. The more steps the USA takes down that path of unaccountable government, the closer it gets to needing to give the tree of liberty a good watering.

          • Exscotticus November 17, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

            The problem now isn’t an unaccountable government; it’s an unaccountable press.

            The prima donna fake news MSM needs to be reminded that they’re also not above the law. If all they’re going to do is push their own ideological narratives in the guise of unbiased news, then they’re not merely useless but dangerous, and we might as well give the tree of liberty a good trimming.

          • Elrond Hubbard November 17, 2018 at 10:20 pm #

            Wow, Ex, your shamelessness is pretty impressive. You’re not in Janos territory yet, but you’re clearly in the ballpark.

            I’m tempted to recommend you go whole hog and start advocating to repeal the First Amendment entirely, since you clearly despise the principles it’s based on. But really, it would serve your cause better to leave it on the books, and just ignore it. Free advice, from me to you.

          • Exscotticus November 18, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

            LOL so you think 1A allows a judge to order someone to let them into their HOME?! So let’s assume you lived in the USA and not Canada. So if you invite me into your home, and I start insulting you, and you have me removed—I can then run to a judge and claim you violated my 1A rights?

            The White House is the President’s home. He has a right to kick out whomever he wants.

            Meanwhile, try mouthing off to a judge in a courtroom the way Jim Acosta does at the White House. You will see just how quickly judges make an exception for themselves when it comes to public accommodations, rules, and 1A rights. You’ll go directly from the courtroom to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.

          • Elrond Hubbard November 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

            The evidence really keeps piling up. Let’s be clear about how America works: The White House is not the property of the sitting President. It’s the property of the American people. It’s the place provided by the people to the president, to do the country’s business — the country’s business. What’s more, the design of American governance absolutely relies on the press to see and report, independently of whoever’s in office. Why the fuck else do you think the First Amendment was written and bloody well passed into law centuries ago?

            For the current POTUS to declare the press the enemy of the people is the most openly* un-American act ever committed by an American president. But the dire fact is, America is now so far gone from itself that 40% of the people support this perversion of the course of government, present company included. For shame. For absolute shame.

            *Other presidents have done things even more un-American, but covertly. Nixon, for example, did a back-door deal with the South Vietnamese government in 1968 to throw the peace talks and deny Johnson a victory leading into the election. We have LBJ on tape describing Nixon’s actions as treasonous. But Nixon didn’t blare his villainy in front of the world, did he? Even someone as nasty as he retained a sense of shame — a virtue unknown to Trump, or his lickspittles.

          • Exscotticus November 18, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

            >>> The White House is not the property of the sitting President. It’s the property of the American people.

            Ditto for any courtroom in the USA. Courtrooms do not belong to judges any more than the WH belongs to the Prez. But that doesn’t stop judges from running their courtrooms like little emperors.

            You think Trump is bad?! Shit, man, go watch an episode of Judge Judy! She routinely asks questions and then cuts you off before you can get five words out. She’s worse than Kamala Harris.

            Here’s an example of a judge citing a woman for contempt for failing to stand before his almighty presence.

            Note the hypocrisy: One set of rules for the President in his own lawful residence; another set of rules for judges in their place of work. Unlike the President in the WH, judges don’t live in their courtrooms.

            >>> t’s the place provided by the people to the president, to do the country’s business — the country’s business.

            Wrong. It’s the Presidents RESIDENCE. He and his family LIVE there. They SLEEP there. If you want to call it a resdience with a home office then fine. But adding an office to your home does not mean your home is no longer a residence.

            >>> For the current POTUS to declare the press the enemy of the people is the most openly* un-American act ever committed by an American president.

            For the MSM to push their fake news narratives in the guise of reporting truth is an attack on Americans. I’m not talking about op-eds; I’m talking about twisting and omitting facts to push specific narratives in what they claim is unbaised journalism, the overall message of which does not accurately portray reality.

            Apparently you are entirely unfamiliar with fake news. Would you like me to point out some examples?

          • Elrond Hubbard November 18, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

            Don’t trouble yourself starting a dick-measuring contest over who is the bigger liar, Ex, not unless you’re prepared to go all the way. In case you’re not aware, there’s a running tab being kept of the lies and falsehoods that fall relentlessly from the mouth of the man you’re defending:

            projects.thestar.com/donald-trump-fact-check/

            Each and every entry in the list links to the original source article, tweet, or other documentation of the presidential lie. I call that a pretty impressive documentary record — formidable, actually, at least for those who respect facts (i.e. not Trump supporters). The list is fully indexed and searchable, and as I write this, the count is 3,749 (that’s three thousand, seven hundred and forty-nine) falsehoods.*

            A barrel? Son, I’ve got a supertanker full of rebuttals and it’s got your name on it. What’s more, the current POTUS is such a breathtakingly effortless and dedicated liar that if you made your best effort, he’d fill up the list faster than you could ever hope to plow through it. Try if you really want, but consult your cardiologist first, ’cause it won’t be pretty.

            * Trump has been president for 667 days. For the statistically-minded, that’s a pace of 5.6 lies per day. Clearly, despite his desperately unhealthy diet, the man has a very special kind of stamina.

          • Exscotticus November 19, 2018 at 12:08 am #

            Since you’ve decided to focus your reply entirely on the fake news MSM, I’ll just assume you’ve capitulated on that whole Trump/Acosta thing.

            What remains is you idiotically directing me to some fake truth website?

            Trump’s job is not to convey the truth; his job is to lead the nation. The media, on the other hand, is charged with reporting the news.

            So your argument is that the MSM doesn’t lie as much as Trump is ludicrous, because Trump isn’t in the truth business, whereas the MSM is.

          • GreenAlba November 19, 2018 at 9:24 am #

            “Trump’s job is not to convey the truth; his job is to lead the nation. ”

            That’s a peach 🙂

    • chipshot November 16, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

      Foxist alert! (which equals complete lack of logic and credibility)

      • Tate November 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

        You got that right, fella. Fox is dog-shit. They backed the CNN lawsuit. Tucker should be looking for another gig.

      • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

        Your right, aside from a sparingly few honest journalists Fox is nothing more than the Pravda the other networks are.

    • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

      I am not liking the moderate thing….

    • pkrugman November 16, 2018 at 9:34 pm #

      Tate sez: But our President is a moderate

      No, he is a gutless coward. A spineless bully. A weakling with no principles.

  23. volodya November 16, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

    Green Alba, yes, there will be a price to pay. But it won’t be paid forever. Unhitching Britain from this preposterous arrangement is way overdue. And the price you pay doesn’t get lower with the passage of time.

    Just thank your lucky stars that they had the wisdom to keep the UKP instead of adopting that nonsensical Euro.

    Remember the collaborationist toffs that wanted peace with Hitler. The common folk weren’t having it and they gave Churchill political backing and they gave legitimacy to his stance against Germany . Good thing for the common Brit.

    In the broad sweep of history the plutocrats lose. Populism beats elitism. I’ll take the common sense of the common people any day.

    • malthuss November 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

      I do not know the real history of WW2.

      Why did the supposed good guys give much of Europe to Stalin?
      That shows who really won and it wasnt the good guys.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 6:45 pm #

        Quite so. After the War, vast numbers of minorities began to be brought into Britain. Is this the way Victors act? No, but it is the way the Defeated are treated. Churchill tried to stop it – he had that much decency at least – but he was shouldered aside.

      • elysianfield November 16, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

        Malthuss,
        Well, I DO know the real history of WW2…. The allied powers relied on Stalin’s promises, all the while knowing that they could not muster the 100 Divisions in Europe needed to keep him honest.

      • JohnAZ November 16, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

        Churchill blamed the give away of Eastern Europe on the weakened condition of Roosevelt at the last summit. Yalta I believe. Russia did the boots on the ground in Eastern Europe to wipe out Hitler. The Iron curtain formed not long after.

        Dealing with foreign dictators takes max strength, something this country seems to have forgotten thanks to Obama and a give a shit populace.

    • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

      volodya

      I get where you’re coming from, but you see things as they fit on your template – globalists v. nationalists and that’s it. I see things in a broader fashion (and the words globalists and nationalists weren’t used by anyone during the debates here).

      I hope the links I gave to hmuller will have persuaded you that the Brexit leaders are proud globalists.

      So, from my broader point of view, and bearing in mind the reason this website exists, why do you think trying to expand Britain’s trade with countries on the other side of the world is more sensible than concentrating on trade with our nearest neighbours? And how will this work out for Britain as energy shortages hit?

      • Walter B November 16, 2018 at 7:26 pm #

        Well the Chinese are certainly concentrating on local trade with the Silk Road that they have been resurrecting in a big way…

        weforum.org/agenda/2017/06/china-new-silk-road-explainer/

        …so I would not be surprised to see the Brits doing the same. It not only makes sense, but it greatly increases the profit margins or lowers the sell price to increase market share, seller’s choice. The long ocean voyages at great expense to sell to increasing lower income Americans is clearly an idea whose time is passing quickly.

      • JohnAZ November 16, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

        GA

        Interesting.

        The NAFTA agreement was an attempt by Reagan-Bush-Clinton to bind the US to our closest neighbors to form a trading bloc. Your viewpoint follows the same line. Britain was the world leader prior to the US, they led the initial connections of the oil industry into the ME. “The sun never sets on the British Empire.”

        If Britain needs energy, think where they will go, North Sea, then Russia, along with the real of Europe, then the US.

        One common denominator that Liberals do not seem to realize to the point of insanity, the world all of it needs energy, period. Oil is our source of energy and nothing will replace it. Period! Ocasio-Cortez shows herself to be a village idiot by declaring the world will be on renewables. We had better start designing a world now with lower energy needs. That will never happen.

        Maybe Scotland and Ireland should worry more about its own islands than continental Europe, worry about its neighbors first. Or maybe the spirits of the Picts, Celts and Anglo-Saxons still walk the land.

        By the way, globalists versus nationalists versus localist stem from the fact that the more centralized an organization becomes, the less it cares about the local areas, bureaucracy. Do you really feel closer to the problems of Italy or Greece than the problems of Theresa May?

        • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

          JohnAZ

          No, I don’t feel nearer to the problems of Italy and Greece than the problems of Theresa May, but I feel nearer to the farms of France and Spain than I do to the farms of the US and New Zealand and that’s where I want my food to come from when it can’t come from the UK, because that will use less oil. Why is that bizarre?

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 8:38 pm #

            And the sun has long set on the British Empire, as it does on all empires. Some refuse to come to terms with it, unfortunately, even after all this time.

          • Exscotticus November 16, 2018 at 9:23 pm #

            The ubiquity of the English language itself may be the British Empire’s greatest legacy.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 8:25 am #

            It may be also be British tolerance, Exscotticus, since we let y’all spell it every which way you choose and we still refer to it as English 🙂 .

          • GreenAlba November 18, 2018 at 10:34 am #

            PS JohnAZ, it’s not just to save oil that I want major trade in food to be from the countries on my doorstep, but because of strategic food security implications.

            It always amazes me that people with responsibility for keeping a country safe and fed so easily forget that just because it’s a while since they had to have people dodging enemy submarines and bombers to get food to them, there’s never again going to be a time when their food supply is threatened. In fact I find it mind-boggling.

            Likewise that they don’t treat the potential collapse of large parts of the domestic agricultural sector in the face of cheap imports from the other side of the world – imports that come with no promise whatsoever of permanence – as a strategic issue.

          • GreenAlba November 18, 2018 at 10:36 am #

            Although, in the way that British governments typically do things these days, we may get a temporary post of Minister for Stockpiling to help with the current crisis 🙂 .

  24. tucsonspur November 16, 2018 at 4:58 pm #

    Some bad poetry here today, accompanied by the usual bloviating on the endless evils of the elites. I wouldn’t mind more relevant discourse on things that I don’t know, but that’s a tough bill to fill.

    We know about Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, and Donald Trump Jr. and their lines of communication to the Russians.
    Jim mentions the usual suspects like Comey, Page, Strzok, etc., still avoiding justice and perhaps still untouchable.

    But what about Roger Stone? Not mentioned once, but he could lead to Trump’s downfall:

    nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/roger-stone-trump-russia-collusion-mueller.html

    The caravans of destiny are coming. It is here more than anywhere else so far that Trump can “put on the breastplate of Righteousness and the helmet of Salvation on his head, with garments of vengeance and a cloak of zeal”.

    We must go to the Stronghold.

    MAGA NOT MAKA

    • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

      Meditate on Sir Arthur Keith’s Law of Amity and Enmity. You must love your People and hate their Enemies. That is the Law of Life. The fires of hatred must be stoked in other words. Thus we talk of the Crimes of the Elite. What could be more practical? To this end, Kipling is an undisputed Master.

      And of course, one must know who one’s people are. To this end, Kipling is an undisputed Master among those who Know.

      • Walter B November 16, 2018 at 7:31 pm #

        When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
        And the women come out to cut up what remains,
        Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
        An’ go to you Gawd like a soldier.

      • tucsonspur November 16, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

        All this I know. But the practical is often tiresome. Perhaps my mind craves too much innovation and too much originality. Oh yes, the wonderful Kipling.

        “If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
        If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
        If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
        And treat those two impostors just the same;
        If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
        Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
        Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
        And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools”

        And who can forget “The strength of the pack is the wolf…….”

        You preach to the choir.

        • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 8:28 pm #

          WOW – Perhaps my mind craves too much innovation and too much originality. –

          -Breastplate of Righteousness – Helmet of Salvation – Garments of Vengeance – Cloak of Zeal-

          We have poets and philosophers on our side :-)!!! Gee, I am already feeling a little better and more calm than I did earlier.

          • Tate November 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

            Do you like this song, SSL?

            youtube.com/watch?v=z_hiaOIWfm0&bpctr=1542421522

            Green said she hated it. A sign of betrayal for her own people.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 10:06 pm #

            Not only do I love it, but in a spiritual way, it makes me homesick if that makes any sense.

          • GreenAlba November 16, 2018 at 10:07 pm #

            Tate, that link doesn’t work here, but the song seems to be ‘Tomorrow belongs to me’.

            I am only familiar with it from the film ‘Cabaret’, where the Hitlerjugend chappie with the blond hair sings it then gives a Nazi salute. It was meant to be chilling and it was.

            If that’s what the song signifies to most people, then I don’t care for it.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 10:42 pm #

            There are still a few vids of it that have not been taken down on Youtube.

          • SoftStarLight November 16, 2018 at 10:43 pm #

            I think its totally awesome Alba.

          • Tate November 16, 2018 at 10:44 pm #

            As sung by Saga. And you can’t even link to it.
            What is Big Sis so afraid of? Folks are treated like children in the medicated surveillance state.

            ‘War is peace, Freedom is slavery, Ignorance is strength.’

          • tucsonspur November 16, 2018 at 10:44 pm #

            Remember, that was in quotes. Have I dimmed and lost a magnitude?

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 6:03 am #

            Poor Tate. Do try to think a little before you automatically come to the silly conclusion. It makes you look…silly.

            Brh once linked to an innocuous article in his local newspaper. I was unable to access it. There was an apologetic explanation telling me they were not yet able to make their content available in Europe for technical reasons.

            Try to save your paranoid theorising for more likely conspiracies. Sometimes your ignorance is just ignorance.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 6:29 am #

            SSL

            Of course you think it’s awesome. I think it’s funny that you think a song written by two gay Jews is awesome.

            That’s made my day 🙂 .

            rationalwiki.org/wiki/Tomorrow_Belongs_to_Me

            I also think it’s funny that you think it’s censored when it’s available all over the place, a delusion you seem to share with Tate.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 6:33 am #

            I expect the ‘Spitting Image’ reference went over your head. We have a fine tradition of political satire here. It has thus far helped us fall into the traps laid by the kind of emotional demagogues by which you seem to be so easily tempted.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 8:28 am #

            Oops… helped us NOT fall into the traps…

          • elysianfield November 17, 2018 at 11:35 am #

            “Do you like this song, SSL?”

            Tate,
            Do not despair…one can still find a rousing rendition of “I Wanna Smell Yo Dick” on the UTube.

            No one should be offended nor troubled by our obvious future…just our past.

          • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

            Alba, they were allegedly gay, if they were really Jewish at all. Looks like it is debatable to me. How much faith should we put into RationalWiki? When Tate’s link didn’t work I searched it online and just a handful of videos had come up. Had I wanted to search for porn there would have been an endless sea of vids so yeah I would say not only is it censored fairly well but we also know what the Elite want us to be pre-occupied with.

          • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

            LOL…tempted by emotional demagogues. I fight many temptations. I am sure you do as well. We are only human, right?

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

            It’s no good, SSL, you can’t take my enjoyment away from me on this one. You and Tate threw yourselves right into it and I do love an own goal.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

            And yes, we are indeed only human…

          • Tate November 17, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

            Adolf probably wouldn’t have thought all that highly of it. The words are maudlin although it has a nice melody. But he would have instantly seen its political value. Factions have been turning tables on the opposition since forever, using their own memes against them. The most recent example is the term “fake news,” which the Right took over from the Left & now the lefties are whining like little girls.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 16, 2018 at 9:34 pm #

          You said bad poetry – I thought you meant Kip. And the classics are always new to some – and to even the learned on a good day.

          Agree with SSL – nice Christian type imagery, some original and some not?

          • tucsonspur November 16, 2018 at 10:37 pm #

            I am unoriginal here, but not shamefacedly. It’s from the Bible, pretty much intact.

        • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 6:38 am #

          “Not only do I love it, but in a spiritual way, it makes me homesick if that makes any sense.”

          Don’t look for ‘sense’, SSL. Just give yourself over to it. Given that it was written by two gay Jews, perhaps its the underlying gay Jewish vibes working on your subconscious. Goodness knows where that could end. Never say never, eh… 🙂 .

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 7:42 am #

            In fairness I should probably modify my first comment and say it’s more fun that Tate likes the song and has not let its authorship colour his judgement.

            I don’t even know your views on gay people and you may be surprisingly tolerant. Apologies for any unjustified presumption.

            I am thinking Tate is cool, though 🙂 .

          • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

            Yes, I should give myself over to it. It feels right ;-). Sometimes better to follow heart than mind. I didn’t know two Jewish gay men were working on my subconcious but again reality is stranger than fiction lol.

            My favorite hair stylist is gay and I love him. He makes me laugh and we talk about everything. Gay men can be very fun. That beind said I am no fan of the nasty behavior of gay pride parades and the gay lobby’s push to indoctrinate kids and punish people who don’t agree. As I have said before, keep your nastiness to yourself like everybody else, leave the kids alone, and don’t harass the heteros :-).

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

            That’s a good one: ‘don’t harrass the heteros’ 🙂

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

            And I quite agree with you that it would be nice if people would keep the minutiae of their lurid private tastes out of public view, whatever their persuasion.

            I don’t think either of us is into exhibitionism.

            Anyway, I’m only lightly pulling your leg about the song. Tate deliberately pulled it into the conversation with a purpose in mind by referencing me and it entirely backfired on HIM. You were merely collateral damage because he used you as a human shield 🙂 .

            A sense of humour is always worth hanging on to – we will all need one in harder times. I always found the staff rooms in the toughest schools enjoyed the funniest gallows humour.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 12:41 pm #

            And in fairness, regarding the porn comparison, it’s only one song. How many ‘vids’ would you expect? A fairer comparison would have been how many ‘vids’ there are of Mr and Mrs Nicholson from Peterborough chasing each other round the bedroom dressed as characters from Allo’ Allo’ 🙂 .

          • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

            Look at that – I came up with a good one liner :-). Hmmm, that may be the first time I was used as a human shield lol!

          • Janos Skorenzy November 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

            In other words, Gays are intrinsically morally superior to other men and never misuse their sexuality.

            How little you know….

            Can you describe your appearance in general by giving someone whom you look like – and what you were wearing that day you sat in a Muslim cemetery? I’ll never get that image out of my mind so I might as well get it right. You are a very, very religious woman in a deep sense. And in the cemetery you prayed the Prayer of the modern Pharisee: Thank you Lord for not making me like other Whites.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

            Janos

            I know from long experience that any assertion of yours that starts with ‘in other words’ is going to be exactly not that.

            I am not disappointed. In fact I don’t know what you’re talking about and please don’t bother to enlighten me, because the topic is done and the fun has been had. I think even SSL didn’t mind the joke in the end.

            The rest of your post is your usual tosh. People dying in wars is tragic, whoever they are. If you think the majority of the German armed forced loved the deluded maniac you are more foolish than I thought. Great numbers of them despised him.

          • Tate November 17, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

            I can’t imagine how you believe you’ve achieved some great victory over me. That’s funny. It’s just an innocuous little song. As for whom tomorrow belongs to, what you’re really denigrating is that we should feel good about ourselves. White bad, dark good. That’s not true, even in chocolates.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm #

            No, you really do believe Gays are morally superior to Heterosexuals with no proof whatsoever. But you like the idea so you choose to believe it.

            And what percentage of the Israeli Army wants to give Palestine back to the Arabs? .05% percent?

          • GreenAlba November 18, 2018 at 10:44 am #

            Tate, no one said anything about a great victory. You provided me with some welcome amusement, that’s all.

            Janos, stop telling me what I think. You are a liar and a shameless one at that.

            Israeli army? Palestinians? WTAF?

  25. PeteAtomic November 16, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

    The democrat candidate for governor in Georgia she can’t win the race, but isn’t conceding.

    So, what does that mean, exactly?

    She is gonna run some kind of insurgency?

    • JohnAZ November 16, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

      Democratic double talk

      Shades of Trump, you cannot have beat us, it must be a mistake.

      What arrogance!!!!

      • PeteAtomic November 16, 2018 at 10:24 pm #

        Ya, I don’t know there Johnny

        maybe there gonna be Antifa in Atlanta

        who knows

  26. BuckP November 16, 2018 at 7:56 pm #

    Throwing Trump his family and cronies, Obama, Comey, Lynch, Hillary, Clapper, Brennan et al in jail for corruption really accomplishes nothing. They’re just the tip of the iceberg and we have no clue how deep the iceberg is submerged.
    $21++trillion of dark money (that we know of) has been created by the Treasury and has been passed through the DOD and HUD as “undocumentable adjustments” to some entity unknown. This money transfer was not allocated by Congress and is, therefore, unconstitutional and illegal. Are we, the American taxpayer, on the hook for this money, in addition, to the national debt of $21 trillion? Who knows?
    Saudi Arabia has started to accept yuan for some oil exorts to China in lieu of the petrodollar. BTW, SA is the petrodollar, which allows us to live high on the hog and pretend to be anempire.
    Japan, and Russia are conducting joint naval exercises in the Gulf of Aden. Intersting! The world seems afraid of us and I always naively believed we were the good guys.
    We, the so-called “beacon of democray”, cannot run an election without both parties suing if the results don’t go their way. Indisputible voter suppression in some places is a travesty. Are we now a “banana republic”?. Suing to stop military personnel’s absentee ballots from being counted. Really? Now that’s down right UNAMERICAN!!!!

    • capt spaulding November 16, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

      The cancer has metastasized, BUCKP, and I don’t think we can save the patient. It is becoming clear to me that the country I thought I still lived in is no more. We are in transition, along with the planet, and the future does not portend well, in politics as well as climate. In fact I believe our politics will reflect our efforts to deal with the problems caused by climate change. It won’t be good, however many people, some here, will rejoice in the transformation of our country into something unlike anything we have encountered up til now, and indeed anticipate it. I fear for my kids, frankly.

      • JohnAZ November 16, 2018 at 8:29 pm #

        CS

        I find myself in the same quandary.

        When people in the past became uncomfortable in their environment, they left. Look at Central America now.

        Problem is, individual responsibility Americans have nonwhere to go, the world has become socialized, every where is worse.

        Just look to the North for an example.

    • JohnAZ November 16, 2018 at 8:25 pm #

      BuckP

      Look outside the US for your answer. Someone is funding the Un-American activity.

    • elysianfield November 17, 2018 at 11:39 am #

      “Are we now a “banana republic”?. ”

      Buck,
      Yup, only without the bananas….

  27. sophia November 16, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

    On the topic of revealing corruption and bad actors, I found this rather startling and sad article about the struggles of Julian Assange:

    sott.net/article/400629-The-Crucifixion-of-Julian-Assange

    Why does no one stand up for him? Where is the outcry and the demonstrations?

    • JohnAZ November 16, 2018 at 8:30 pm #

      The Deep State is now in control!

    • Walter B November 16, 2018 at 8:39 pm #

      Well Sophia, who would you expect to stand up for a whistle blower anyway?

      Those in charge hate them for they expose the deception and corruption.

      Those in the employ of the corrupt are dependent upon the corruption for their paychecks and will support their masters always.

      The run of the mill serf has been programmed to follow any and all rules imposed upon them and so whistleblowers are rule breakers to them.

      The only people that appreciate them are we, the conspiracy theorists, who have been outcast by the masses of rule followers and blind followers.

      Nope Sophia, there is no one to stand up though for them. If he were to be publically executed, if ANYBODY were to be publically executed either innocent or guilty, the masses would flock to the event. They would buy tee shirts, commemorating the event and beer and pretzels from the concession stands at $10 bucks a pop as well. It is sorry, it is sad, but it is the way it is and I doubt that it can every get better.

  28. 100th Avatar November 16, 2018 at 8:24 pm #

    “I suspect there’s a hidden agenda behind the announcement in The Wall Street Journal op-ed by former Hillary Clinton aide Mark Penn that the Ole Gray Mare is actually eyeing another run for the White House in 2020. No, it’s not just that she would like to be president, as she averred on video last week in a weak moment, or that she has decided late in life to go full Bolshevik policy-wise. It is to establish her in the public mind as a serious candidate so that when she is indicted a hue-and-cry will arise that the move is a purely political act of revenge by the wicked Trump.”

    Haha! Excellent! This is precisely why I enjoy this blog. Someone that can actually read the chess board.

    Hmmm.. and just before the server questioning is about to commence.

  29. 100th Avatar November 16, 2018 at 8:29 pm #

    The greatest single act that could restore faith in this fractured republic is the Mueller Commission indicting the corrupt DNC and Clinton Inc. for their many pony many unlawful deeds.

    It seems to me that the surviving progressive remnants of the Democratic party would much appreciate the gesture.

    So much baggage so swiftly cast off.

    • JohnAZ November 16, 2018 at 8:32 pm #

      Never happen, the Deep State and its globalist leaders are now in control after last week.

      • 100th Avatar November 16, 2018 at 8:58 pm #

        Regrettably, a certain aspect of a former role I held had me conversing with certain members of the so-called “elite” on a rather routine basis. What amazed me most, after many long conversations, is their reconciliation with the misdeeds of Clinton Inc. In their minds, and quite unbelievably, the ends justified the means. From their point of view, the deck was so stacked against these erstwhile Arkansan hillbillies (with an impeccable education) by the ruling deep state blue-bloods, thatchy had no choice beyond the unsavory. They had to get down and dirty. But never, never, did it occur to these “elites” that once there, they had enjoyed it. The spoils. The power. The loot. Remarkably, when pressed on this, they concede with the same unblinking sentiment: well, that’s the whole point.

  30. 100th Avatar November 16, 2018 at 8:39 pm #

    “The trouble is that such charges may lead to the some of the highest former officials in the land, including former CIA director John Brennan…”

    And what is with this angry little man with his ugly Irish mug getting so, so vocal at the 11th hour? The stereotypical Irish lout. We know them well. The propensity towards sanctimonious martyrdom, and self-destruction. A weak-minded useful idiot. Used.

    Why is he now presenting himself as the crusader, a vocal one, from an agency steeped in silence?

    What skeletons he must have. This dance. It’s an old one. By presenting himself as a vocal and strident Trump critic… it’s his best defense for the justice against his many misdeeds.

    As with Comey, the congenital weakness of the Irish Cath-oholic is made apparent… the self-serving self righteousness to self destruction.

    Stupider than they think. Bless their irish hearts.

    • Eoin November 17, 2018 at 11:25 am #

      @100th avatar:
      There is a difference between having an Irish name, and an Irish heart. America is full of such people who have no cultural memory. Such people cannot even call themselves “white” because the very concept goes far beyond melanin content. They certainly are not representative of their alleged race.
      Isn’t it interesting that the Irish race is the last one that may be openly disparaged without recrimination?
      Ah, yes, the niggers of Europe, from whom I can trace my family history back to the 5th century.
      Erin go Bragh !
      ag fuck tu !

      • Eoin November 17, 2018 at 11:40 am #

        On that note;

        youtube.com/watch?v=boO4RowROiw

        100th, by chance, is your last name Johnson. You sound nativist.

        • 100th Avatar November 18, 2018 at 6:23 pm #

          EOIandsometimesYn, can I buy another vowel?

      • 100th Avatar November 18, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

        What have they done? Exported pub woodwork the world over? Brought the US angry little coppers and police men… and pederast priests? But seriously, I have never met such an inconsequential, unaccomplished island people with so much pride… well except, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans… wait, there’s a pattern…

  31. malthuss November 16, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

    Back Street heckler,

    from moonbattery,

    emigod Harvey Milk (who has a street, a ship, a stamp, a movie, a holiday, and a Medal of Freedom in his honor) is far from the only Person of Politically Preferred Sexual Orientation to prey on troubled teenage boys. It goes on all over the country, not only in cesspools of degeneracy and depravity like Milk’s San Francisco, but even in small towns like Tolland, Connecticut:

    Like many victims of a Connecticut sex trafficking ring that preyed on troubled young men and teenage boys for more than 20 years, Samuel Marino never told his family or police about being coerced into sexual relations with much older men.

    Marino ended up getting himself killed in a police chase after a carjacking at age 26 in what might have been a version of suicide by cop.

    In a handwritten note found years later in a raid on one of the suspected sex trafficking ring leader’s homes, Marino wrote he was angry, ashamed and disgusted at how he was taken advantage of. …

    The case has illuminated what victims and advocates call the underreported scourge of male sex trafficking.

    It is not only underreported but undertreated, despite the severe psychiatric damage it inflicts. There is an assumption that only females are victims of sexual abuse. Besides, we wouldn’t want to draw politically incorrect attention to the exceedingly unsavory aspects of gay subculture, which tends to focus its lustful attention on youth.

    • Tate November 16, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

      Have you read Moira Greyland’s book, “The Last Closet” about her upbringing with her thoroughly degenerate parents, the notorious author of “the Mists of Avalon,” Marion Zimmer Bradley, & equally infamous numismatist Walter Breen?

      • malthuss November 17, 2018 at 10:34 am #

        No–I doubt Id want to. Since I got online, I dont read many books.
        Or I dont ever read a book cover 2 cover.

  32. pkrugman November 16, 2018 at 9:42 pm #

    Tate sez: WTF! That little scum Acosta gets back in the White House? But our President is a moderate

    No, Trump is a gutless coward. A spineless bully. A weakling with no principles.

    • Tate November 16, 2018 at 9:54 pm #

      Welcome back, janet! Short absence, I see.

      • pkrugman November 16, 2018 at 10:22 pm #

        Would you let Acosta come back with credentials?

      • Tate November 16, 2018 at 10:52 pm #

        Moi? Absolutely! It’s great theater.

        But I think Trump has the legal authority to deny him access if he wants. But sensibly, some explicit rules will be imposed on the behavior of the reporters who are allowed in, & that should settle it. That hasn’t been necessary up to now because everyone just assumed good behavior. Sadly, with the partisan press, that can no longer be assumed.

        • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 9:07 am #

          You don’t think Trump’s own behaviour has contributed to the deterioration in political discourse? Suggesting, for example, that it was better in the old days when a heckler (what happened to free speech?) could be taken out on a stretcher?

          I’m sure we wouldn’t want our own back row heckler treated like that.

          If a president coarsens the discourse, you will get coarse discourse. What about leading by example?

          • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

            Trump should deck and body slam Jim Acosta. That would excite me lol :-p.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

            Now I’m wondering if there’s a name for that form of eroticism. I’m too ignorant in these matters 🙂 .

            Although I have to say ‘Acosta’ is an interesting surname in the context, in a homonymic kinda way.

          • Tate November 17, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

            “Trump should deck and body slam Jim Acosta. That would excite me lol :-p.”

            If he did that, we’d know the fix was in. (Not that I seriously believe he would do that.) But Trump’s detractors on the Right before the election would be proven correct that he is a tool of the Globalists, that they are using him to advance their agenda of nation-wrecking. The jury’s still out on that one. He hasn’t really done much, has he, except pass a tax cut for the wealthy? There’s an article on AmRen by Gregory Hood, The Tragedy of Trump, on that subject dated Nov 16.

      • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 1:58 am #

        Good call!

  33. tucsonspur November 16, 2018 at 10:18 pm #

    Move and countermove begins. Too little too late? Seems to me that a couple of years ago would have been more timely, since the GOP will lose the House in January. Sour grapes? Parthian shot? Grandstanding with a smattering of wishful thinking and a chance of an incriminating trap?

    Makes no sense to me, but then I’m no Machiavelli.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/gop-prepares-subpoena-comey-lynch-losing-power-195245964–politics.html

    Some pearls from Machiavelli:

    It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.

    It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

    The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

    If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

    Politics have no relation to morals.

    Hence it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.

    He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.

    • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 1:56 am #

      Are you sure you are no Machiavelli? Sometimes you make me wonder..like who are you lol :-)…Like a mysterious biker/cowboy or a dark (in a good way) poet. I guess a girl can always wonder ;-).

      • tucsonspur November 17, 2018 at 5:01 pm #

        I’m sure. All starlight is wonderfully soft, except for the sun. But its light is softened by the moon. Even from a star thousands of light years away, think of it, those photons come to rest delicately on the retina of the naked eye, physically connecting you to the remote galaxy.

        You can see the Andromeda galaxy with the unaided eye, about two million light years away. Isn’t it all great and mysterious?

        • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm #

          It is great and mysterious indeed. So powerful you can see but yet truly so far away. Now that is pretty awesome!

  34. pkrugman November 16, 2018 at 10:26 pm #

    At last some good news for the Republicans: Black Haitian Mia Love is in the lead in Utah4 after Trump mocked her for losing.

  35. PeteAtomic November 16, 2018 at 10:44 pm #

    The climate change group which was sitting in on Pelosi’s office has a good point. We ought to build as much wind, solar, etc. as we can. It’s good. It’s smart. How much we can change the broader culture about Happy Motoring– Meh, I don’t think so..

    What people drive is largely psychological, in a way. People who are driving in things the size of Humvees and APCs are screaming fear as their motivator.

    Hell, I got a mustang. Maybe I like fast women 😉 who knows.

    • PeteAtomic November 16, 2018 at 10:50 pm #

      I’d love to see more trains.

      There is a plan here that is coming to slow fruition for a train from Minneapolis to Duluth. There was one, at one time. I think its great. It won’t be real fast (around 75mph), but hell– when its -30 F without windchill and you wanna get to the Twin Cities, I’d take it.

      We need fast, high speed trains to every major city. Why this hasn’t happened, is not just a lack of imagination, but too much monopolism on the car side. I doubt it’ll ever happen on the national level.

      This country is too addicted to certain things, and it loves those things.
      Cars, wars and guns. All these things can be real fun, but they got consequences.

      • tucsonspur November 16, 2018 at 11:14 pm #

        I’d like to see more rat rods and the types of vehicles in “Mad Max Fury Road”.

        youtube.com/watch?v=hEJnMQG9ev8

      • Cavepainter November 17, 2018 at 8:31 am #

        Hey Pete, I’ve come to realize that all of my personal decisions about how to equip myself for the future are based upon cynicism. If I understand JHK’s message he and I are in accord on concluding that the “train” humanity is riding will arrive at the terminal with maybe as few as 1/5th the passengers as on board now, no matter how much gee whiz technology comes on-line to accommodate existing population. Oh hell, even that thinking is pie-in-the-sky wishful optimism. The closing scenes of collapsing society will be the same as that in southern cities as Confederate troops withdrew in face of the Union army closing in — pure mayhem. I’m hanging on to my pistol.

        • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

          Yes, smart man. The Union army pretty much burned every little town and village to the ground. Other than Sherman’s march though there is not much said about it.

      • outsider November 17, 2018 at 9:22 am #

        Pete,

        Mr. Kunstler has written before that high speed trains are not the answer. Too expensive for our bankrupt country, they can’t run on existing track, and it would be years before they were in operation. Rather, he makes the case that investment should be made in totally refurbishing and modernizing our existing railroads. Anything to get traffic off of our dangerous congested wasteful highways.

      • Exscotticus November 17, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

        PeteAtomic I love trains, too. But they’re fantastically expensive to build, maintain, and operate. They require high urban density and lots of passengers (at which point they’re not very fun anymore; just ask your average NYC commuter).

        >>> We ought to build as much wind, solar, etc. as we can.

        Yes we ought to. But since we’re a free society, we ought to let market forces achieve these aims and not heavy-handed SJW regulations.

        When oil becomes scarse enough, the price of fuel will go up. When it goes up high enough, consumers will look to alternatives. The demand will encourage and reward entrepreneurial effort.

        Do you remember the Prius craze circa 2007? It coincided with a rise in fuel costs. In the USA, $4/gallon seems to be the point at which consumers start looking for more fuel-efficient alternatives.

        All they do it all on their own, with no coercion from government.

    • Tate November 16, 2018 at 10:54 pm #

      I spotted a Trump sticker on the back of a Prius the other day. But this is Colorado.

    • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 9:09 am #

      “What people drive is largely psychological, in a way. People who are driving in things the size of Humvees and APCs are screaming fear as their motivator.”

      In the old days we used to assume it related to the size of the er…family jewels. But inversely.

  36. pequiste November 16, 2018 at 11:18 pm #

    Hillary running for president, again? C’mon people.

    I thought that was a slam dunk NO with one image gif on an infinite play cycle:

    youtube.com/watch?v=uUpQ9vRGzZ4

    Or maybe it is that persistent “coughing” compilation or the weird “wow” moment with her and Bill at the convention when the balloons were dropped?

    And as far as the odor of perfidy…..

    • pkrugman November 16, 2018 at 11:47 pm #

      pequiste sez: Hillary running for president, again?

      Yes! Best news ever for our emperor.

      • K-Dog November 17, 2018 at 2:37 am #

        Sort of, but more pain than watching and hearing people who can’t even sing horribly try out for a music competition for the rest of us.

  37. pequiste November 16, 2018 at 11:49 pm #

    It is not an aroma or an odor Jim, but a hellish stench. Permeating everything that emanates from Baghdad-on-the-Potomac to Wall Street and Hollyweird. And a thousand other places just in the U.S.S.A.

    There is also the unmistakable charred flesh and scorched earth olfactory sensation wafting across the continent from West to East originating from the inferno of the Left Coast, California. No worries, Gov. Brown, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, and Maxine Waters have it well under control! They will be asking the Federal government for a lot more “emergency” funding. Funny how that works, no?

    But the real stinking pile of awfulness this week was not the coverup of malfeasance from Democrats and Republicans; the festering fallout from the election; nor the possibilities of prosecution from the Mueller Investigation or the DOJ looking into the shenanigans of Barry Obama’s crew. NOPE.

    The worst smelling, hideous spectre of perfidy this week came in two parts:

    First, the evil scumbag, Tyler Barris, who had an innocent man in Kansas “swatted”, that is murdered by law enforcement, and pleading guilty after making a deal that might get him 20 years. Such actions of mayhem (in a separate Federal case involving multiple bomb threats) and the murder of an innocent man should be providing the guilty perpetrator a simple punishment for the crime: execution.

    Secondly, and more chillingly, the founder of Wikileaks, the brave Julian Assange, whose organization regularly releases all manner of astonishing, including classified information, on and from individual miscreants, corporations, and governments, has been charged by the Federal government in the Eastern District of Virginia jurisdiction, under seal, and is just waiting for Assange to be arrested for public release.

    washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/julian-assange-has-been-charged-prosecutors-reveal-in-ina…

    These two sidebars to the “shit in the bed” of American politics really stinks to high heaven.

    • tucsonspur November 17, 2018 at 1:45 am #

      Even Reeker can’t stand the stench.

    • outsider November 17, 2018 at 9:12 am #

      With the President’s re-election bid set to gear up only a year from now, and with, I assume, Assange’s popularity/heroism as a falsely imprisoned truth teller, what would be the possible downside if Trump pardons him? The only downside I see is if Assange is prosecuted.

  38. K-Dog November 17, 2018 at 2:29 am #

    The smell stabbed into his nostrils and instantly his mouth watered. There was no time to swallow any saliva down before his belly erupted vomit. Only when the vomit filled his nose was the stench of what the country had become was purged away.

    • K-Dog November 17, 2018 at 2:33 am #

      Shouldn’t have the second ‘was’. Too much drama anyway. Who cares what the old bird does. She won’t get far. Perfidy will do her in.

      • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 9:18 am #

        If not that, then infamy perhaps (from her own side – they have form).

        youtube.com/watch?v=h6BJJe9JV_A

        Why do some YouTube links not work embedded in HTML? Or not not in the ‘Tryit Editor’ thingy anyway?

        • K-Dog November 17, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

          I don’t know what their policy is but some videos are restricted to be only seen from the You Tube website and can’t be embedded. The only reason for this I can imagine is to keep them paired with You Tube advertising.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

            OK, thanks, that would make sense.

  39. FincaInTheMountains November 17, 2018 at 5:31 am #

    The Navy’s Super Railgun Is Dead
    nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/navys-super-railgun-dead-and-alive-36407

    WARGASM
    A repost from June 14, 2016
    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/the-desperate-and-the-dispirate/#comment-269609

    Now there is little doubt that Hillary represents a party of war, and the feeling that calls her to the White House is called Wargasm.

    And even those who voted for her in the primaries, do not deny this property of the first female nominee for the post of US president, apparently in the hope that the war, which she will venture them in, to be held under the vast technological superiority of the US Army.

    And it may very well be that Hillary’s electoral success and the “endorsement” of Obama are due to the fact that the war party was able to prove to the powers that be that the United States already have some kind of a miracle weapon, presumably, a magnetic railgun, or combat laser that provides Americans with the opportunity to observe World War III on their TV screens, rather than through the windows of their living rooms, as for a long time thanks to Hillary do the people of Serbia, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Syria and, by the way, Russia too.

    If this new American “miracle weapon” is not a bluff, the current situation is very similar to 1972, when the career of Hillary Clinton just started. Then President Nixon, recognizing the US defeat in Vietnam, began a policy of detente, which was based on the SALT-1 treaty. But the United States mastered MIRV technology (Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle), which created the illusion of the possibility of winning a nuclear war, and the mysterious agent “Deep Throat” appeared in “Washington Post” telling the editor that Richard Nixon people were going to install eavesdropping equipment at the headquarters of the election campaign of the presidential candidate of the Democratic party George McGovern, located in a business complex “Watergate.”

    This comparison to 1972 is especially important because back then, together with President Richard Nixon went into political oblivion the policy of detente, and limitation of strategic arms, and the Soyuz-Apollo program became a “Star Wars” of Ronald Reagan.

    But now the second coming of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the political Olympus is accompanied by US missile stations in Romania and Poland, followed by the transparent hints by Russia on the readiness to deal a devastating nuclear blow to that system which Hillary Clinton, apparently, promised to deflect either with the railgun, or combat laser.

    However, in contrast to 1972, is the haste with which she now has cranked the intrigue with her “endorsement”, fulfilled by tensely smiling President Obama, suggests that the ground is burning under her feet, and Hillary the “Great and Terrible” is in a terrible hurry to become if not a US president, then at least the nominee for the post of US president before it turns out that she and her friends have exaggerated a little the powerful and notorious miracle weapon that may resembles not MIRV-technology, but rather the Space Shuttle or the “Star Wars” (SDI) program.

    ====================================================

    I am convinced that the failure of the latest-greatest miracle super-weapons that Hillary promised to American elites to defeat Russia is the most important reason for her current demise.

  40. Pucker November 17, 2018 at 6:22 am #

    The spiritual and philosophical basis of the Confederacy was Plato’s Sparta, which a Slave society and a totalitarian warrior class society and the model for Plato’s “Republic”, right? “The Federalist Papers” discussed in depth the strengths and shortcomings of the early Greek City states, and The Founding Father’s rejected the pitfalls of the excessive democracy of Athens in favor of a Republic ruled by wise philosopher kings, right? What did they say about Sparta? How did we end up with a bunch of corrupt, dick head leaders like George W. Bush, Jr., Obama, Trump, and the Clinton’s?

    • FincaInTheMountains November 17, 2018 at 6:58 am #

      How did we end up with a bunch of corrupt, dick head leaders like George W. Bush, Jr., Obama, Trump, and the Clinton’s?

      First, you have to ask yourself how did we end up with a bunch of ignorant, clueless voters?

      • Pucker November 17, 2018 at 7:27 am #

        Didn’t Gustave Le Bon in “The Crowd” say that in a mob that the most intelligent person in the mob is psychologically reduced to the intellectual lowest common denominator of the Crowd? Didn’t thisbecome a central principle of Joseph Goebbels? It probably also became a central tenet of Madison Avenue advertising? TV Culture?

        • Pucker November 17, 2018 at 7:40 am #

          Trump is a demagogue who has tapped into America’s deranged mob TV Culture like an intravenous Tube inserted into a vein? Trump tells the mob what it wants to hear – MAGA?

          • FincaInTheMountains November 17, 2018 at 8:19 am #

            Don’t ever listen to cable news. Listen to Trump speeches – all of them starting from Republican primaries.

            And remember, Trump knows that people he’s speaking to are mostly clueless.

          • BornToKillPeace November 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

            For as long as Trump doesn’t start any wars or walk around sprouting an “original sin” coinciding to my gender or skin color…then he is doing better in my book than the alternatives.

            Now, the baby of the bathwater which is our nation has sh** all over the tub and the water needs changed out, but that was going to be the case regardless of 2016 or 18.

          • BornToKillPeace November 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

            *than

      • Walter B November 17, 2018 at 7:51 am #

        Idiot voters are sometimes born that way, but far too many of them are programmed to be so these days through the combined efforts of the “educational” systems, the media, and probably the most vile way of all, through technology. How many have had 8 of their 10 fingers made useless, leaving them “all thumbs” with limited abilities to even interact with one another, much less care about complex issues or problems. Their memories have been drained, their ability to navigate or even have a real clue as to where they are is non-existent, and even the language they “speak” has been reduced to LOL, ROLF, IMHO. How long before primitive grunting’s replace sentences? Too easy makes for too lazy which turns into too stupid to function as a human being. Whether it was all an insidious plan or just the way it has worked out, it is the way it is and will only get worse until the AI we create decides that we have outlived our usefulness.

        • JohnAZ November 17, 2018 at 10:33 am #

          Holy cow, Walter B., what a perfect concise statement of the cause of the American decline. I, for one, believe it is a multi-generational conspiracy. I remember Hanoi Jane stating that the Progressive movement of the 60’s was still in business in the 70’s and would eventually prevail. They have been working the situation ever since.

          Geraldo was on Fox this morning condemning Trump’s statement questioning why the caravans are only waving Honduran or Guatamalan flags. Geraldo said that these are just poor itinerant desperate people looking for a job and since we have millions of open jobs, especially in agriculture, we should just let then in. A purely Democratic statement, to be sure.

          Pure baloney! The jobs everyone says are open are high skill jobs, check out google, requiring skills that our illustrious college educated youth do not have. Agriculture itself has 20000 open slots, all higher skill jobs. Higher skill, to me, means high tech based, which all the Liberal Arts majors have no clue. The immigrants are competing with Americans on low skill jobs driving the wage scales down.

          Geraldo, you are shaping the news to fit your agenda! What a surprise.

          • Eoin November 17, 2018 at 10:53 am #

            Not to put too fine of a point on it John, and for the record I am against ALL illegal or forced immigration, but there is no such thing as Unskilled work.
            Any job requires skill to execute, and the jobs at any large farm processing operation require lots of skill, and even more stamina.
            The idea of “unskilled vs. skilled” labor is another myth that is used to justify the unjustifiable elevation of one group of people over another, by virtue of what they “do”.
            John McCain said it best, when he offered $50.00/hr to anyone who could work an ENTIRE lettuce harvest; “you cannot do it, my friends”, he said. I think that is the only thing that I ever agreed with him on.
            We all need to de-mythologize ourselves.
            Why the fuck are watching Geraldo anyway?
            Unskilled Thinking !
            Don’t let him in !

          • My research on the slave trade and Americas development indicates we are still basically running a slave labor market. Not just in Ag, but all kinds of trades formerly done by slaves.

            The industrial slavery was mostly outsourced to Asia, and notably, Northern Mexico. For a decade or so NAFTA’s maquiladoras brought hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants to that inhospitable, sparsely populated border region.

            A different pattern of development would have obviously resulted in a different world, for us and the planet. But we succumbed to the swan song of capitalism, and now we are becoming the prey. Our oil production glut, minerals, real estate, even citizenship is all up for grabs. The resource curse has come home.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

            Well said. Capitalism destroys in the end. It was only ever humane because people were more so in the past – and it was still at an earlier, more localized stage where it had to be perhaps – or where it paid to be. When it didn’t have to be, it wasn’t as per child labor, and the rest of the horrors described by Dickens, Upton Sinclair, Jack London, et al.

          • malthuss November 17, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

            half jew, half PR, GR has a book,

            ‘His Panic.’

        • BornToKillPeace November 17, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

          “How long before primitive grunting’s replace sentences? Too easy makes for too lazy which turns into too stupid to function as a human being.”

          Popular and vernacular musics styles are good barometers of the social. One of the most popular currently being what is termed “mumble rap”. It is what it sounds like, 19 yr old’s with face tattoos and songs about popping pills. But, since many of the practitioners are negros, it’s considered progressive.

      • Eoin November 17, 2018 at 10:57 am #

        Finca,
        You da’ best !

  41. akmofo November 17, 2018 at 7:31 am #

    Vatican Nazism coming to a US town near you:
    youtu.be/wnicMKKSReY

  42. FincaInTheMountains November 17, 2018 at 8:16 am #

    Over all of Spain, the sky is clear

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_(cryptography)

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Civil_War#Outbreak_of_the_war

    And in New York snow fell! In November!!!

  43. Cavepainter November 17, 2018 at 8:38 am #

    When is to be held the JHK picnic for assembling all the posters on his site? It will be interesting to see how many pussy hats show up. Will flack vests be required wear? I haven’t yet received my e-mail invitation.

    • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

      LOL, that’s good. Since janet is gone you should be ok without the vest.

  44. REMONSTER November 17, 2018 at 8:45 am #

    A simulacrum of sense full of sound and fury signifying nada.

    I miss the old Kunstler, you know, the one who actually had his feet on the ground and not his head up his arse. I miss that guy.

    You are phoning it in James and perhaps just waiting until the bell tolls for thee and/or awaiting your final reward? Either way I still wish you the best.

  45. volodya November 17, 2018 at 10:52 am #

    Eoin, yes, that’s as much a law of nature as the most bullet-proof Einsteinian equation, what goes up must come down, even if the way up and the way down aren’t as predictable as the motion of an astronomical object.

    No matter, even if you can’t plot the precise trajectory, if it goes up, it comes down, and this is how societies and civilizations and empires go. Given that our intelligentsia constantly tell us how smart and educated and degreed they are, you’d think that they’d behave accordingly, with a modicum of humility, indicating some knowledge of history, which would tell them that their stay at the top is a time-limited gig.

    That economic and political pyramid they sit on is unstable, as subject to the laws of thermodynamics as any other natural body, the chief one being that of entropy. So, how do they maximize their stay at the top? Simple, mostly by deploying their power with restraint, showing some due regard for those underneath them in the social strata, ie not pissing on them every chance they get.

    But the Donor class and the Hillarys and Bills and Brennans and Ryans of this world cannot contain themselves, they live by the mistaken notion that you can fool all of the people all of the time, and even when shown to be in error, persist in this belief. It shows that you can’t do anything about the contents of people’s heads, they think what they want.

    You and I may see it but they don’t, They think it’s different this time, that what happened to French and Russian and German and Hapsburg and Ottoman and Chinese aristocracies surely won’t happen to them. It’s different yes, the USA is the exceptional and indispensable country, except when it sows havoc over wide swathes of the globe, killing millions, bankrupting its treasury, concocting nonsensical global investment and trade arrangements, and ruining its own people, in the process America’s ruling elite making itself loathed at home and abroad, sorely trying the patience of their fellow citizens and foreigners alike, the country becoming unexceptional and dispensable. In short, it’s not so different this time, what applied before, applies today.

    America’s ruling elite rules according to consensus. Even if the consensus isn’t based in fact or reality or reason, that’s not to say they can’t change course and see fact and reality and reason. As you said in your post, there are choices.

    • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 11:36 am #

      “Given that our intelligentsia constantly tell us how smart and educated and degreed they are, you’d think that they’d behave accordingly, with a modicum of humility, indicating some knowledge of history, which would tell them that their stay at the top is a time-limited gig.”

      I think this is one thing on which we agree, volodya. I once worked in the Modern Languages department (foreign languages do actually take a bit of work to learn fluently unless you live there!) where one teacher used to jokingly refer to the chemistry, physics, woodwork and metalwork teachers generically as ‘the plumbers’.

      It was just banter but I did once ask him if he thought western civilisation would collapse first without sanitation or without people who were familiar with Goethe or even those who could ask for a train ticket in French . And that was before I’d heard of peak anything. Even those of us with humanities degrees are not ALL blind. I start by respecting anyone who can do anything I can’t do, whether it’s growing food or fixing my central heating boiler. I don’t think I’m going to run out of people to respect any time soon.

      • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 11:40 am #

        If they want to respect me because I could negotiate with French tradesmen or food producers I’m fine with that too 🙂 .

        • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 11:42 am #

          And I have grown SOME food…

          • Eoin November 17, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

            A propos de ce-qu ? Est-il possible por un bot d’etre un narcissique, ou un narcissique d’etre un bot ?

          • volodya November 17, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

            Maybe with the advent of AI, both.

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

            Eoin

            Je vois que volodya a eu la gentillesse de répondre à votre question à ma place. Je me limite donc à vous signaler que le mot ‘por’ n’est pas francais, mais espagnol. Comme cela fait la deuxième instance de cette erreur de votre part, je conclue que ce n’est pas un simple erreur de typographie.

            Une correction soumise dans un esprit de générosité, sans aucun narcissisme, et parce que j’ai l’impression que vous êtes une personne qui poursuit la perfection en tout 🙂 .

            GA

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 1:33 pm #

            *français* Un cédille manqué – ah, la honte…

          • GreenAlba November 17, 2018 at 1:37 pm #

            Mon Dieu – une deuxième erreur…

            Heureusement que c’était un service gratuit…

      • volodya November 17, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

        Green Alba, notwithstanding the brevity of your post, there’s a lot to un-pack, so I’m not going to even try. So, maybe start with the conclusion, you show uncommon wisdom and not just because we agree.

        I’m guilty of disparaging education in the humanities. I disparage it not necessarily because of the body knowledge, because there is a lot of worthwhile knowledge, but because of what passes for knowledge on top of that worthwhile corpus, and the exalted self-image of those that teach it and learn it, and their disparaging attitude towards those of other talents. Like yourself, I’ve been there, I’ve seen it, I have direct experience in it. And it bugs me no end.

        You mention knowing a second language. People say that a good education ought to contain instruction in a second language, and that it ought to start at an early age when language acquisition is easier and even if your particular aptitude runs in a different direction. I would agree. It’s an illuminating experience trying to form words and master rules of grammar that run contrary to what you’re accustomed. They say that learning Latin is good training even if it’s a dead language because in Latin you have either got it exactly right or totally wrong.

        In my view, an education in the humanities is worthwhile because it tells us who and where we are and how we got here. Having said that, you can’t force it on everyone because not everyone has the interest or the ability. And society does need engineers and chemists and to get competence in these fields requires a lot of years. As you say societal collapse would happen a whole lot faster if basic infra-structure broke down. I think our basic amenities are taken completely for granted even if they take the labor of uncounted people to make them work and a lot of money. What happens if no water comes out of the faucet? What if it happens to an entire city? Or an entire region with tens of millions of people? It doesn’t matter nearly as much if people haven’t read Heidegger or Goethe, people need to drink.

        Know thyself. And maybe this is where you’re at, that all important attribute of self-awareness, self-knowledge.

        • JohnAZ November 17, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

          If one wants to succeed in this culture, one must be educated. Liberal Arts are a requirement for every man or woman. For instance, how can one be a rational voter with no knowledge of history, philosophy, sociology, psychology, literature and just reading and writing legibly. A mystery is solved here. Why do the Democrats always try to suppress history and other humanities? Some say political correctness. Nah! They do not want intelligent and rational voters. If people were educated well, they would never buy the BS the Liberals are selling.

          Education serves two purposes. One, overall education of many subjects to develop a solid data base in a person’s mind. Second, vocational training, training for a job. Not career as careers are too short lived today. Kids in college today get some of the first, and certain majors cover the second. But overall prep for society is poor. Humanities training is totally biaed liberally, and vocational training does not match what is needed.

          Here is an idea. Why cannot the Education department be involved in guiding our education leaders on how to do and what to do, instead of politicizing everyone and trying to separate the education of the elite from everyone else. Public education should and could be equal opportunity, but not under the guidance of the nincompoops that have been running it for the past fifty years. Like most institutions, education is fixing to collapse without significant well intended change.

          And yes, illegal immigration degrades our education system, but that is a subject for another day.

          • malthuss November 17, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

            Liberal Arts are a requirement for every man or woman.

            –There was a time when college students had 110 IQs, on average.

            Now Harvard is Jews and has a hiphop museum.

            Liberal Arts, your ass.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 17, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

            Yes, how can people not know this? What else doesn’t he know? See below to find out.

        • Exscotticus November 17, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

          >>> Liberal Arts are a requirement for every man or woman.

          That doesn’t exist anymore. It’s now four years of Lefty ideological indoctrination with a minor in hate-whitey.

      • malthuss November 17, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

        Nice one, GA.

  46. elysianfield November 17, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    It has been decided, by a Union of Scientists (Metrologists) that the Kilogram, the standard of measurement for much of the earth’s population, will now be measured by “electrical current”, rather than a physical standard. The new unit of measure will, I suspect, be called the “Henway”

    theverge.com/2018/11/16/18098234/kilogram-new-definition-vote-passed-kg-measurement-bipm

    • Exscotticus November 17, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

      So now we have to measure things with an electrical extension cord? That sucks!

  47. SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    Yes Emporer, shut it all down and make them build that beautiful and bigly wall. China has one so why can’t we?

    washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/17/donald-trump-says-its-good-time-do-shutdown/

    • Janos Skorenzy November 17, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

      nypost.com/2018/11/12/new-maga-building-blocks-urge-kids-to-build-the-wall/

      Visions of Walls dancing in our heads. Things are what they are because they aren’t something else. Boundaries help things be what they are by excluding what they are not. As such, they are righteous and even sacred. Angels will not force themselves on people whereas Demons will. The former respect personal boundaries and the latter do not. Thus one must be ready to enforce borders, either personal or national or any other kind. A Wall is one such defense, but it won’t stand alone either, walls being no better than the men who defend them.

      • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

        Yay!!!!!! Christmas comes early :-). I’m thinking of two little precious boys who will Love this!!!! One day they will build stuff too. Did you see their Trump puts Hillary in jail collectors set? That is a real gem!!

        You’re right about boundaries. They are very important and very hard to defend. Demons also sense and see weakness and use amazing power to overwhelm. I am so glad Angels are there to help. They unravel confusion, making it easier to see through the fog and to reveal the whisperers who lie in wait.

      • tucsonspur November 17, 2018 at 6:11 pm #

        Remarkable delineation. Otherwise their backyard is in our living room, and our living room is in their backyard. Our kitchen is in their toilet, and their toilet is in our kitchen.

        Walls or battle lines.

      • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

        Multiple messages and multiple boundaries. Especially important for the young and naive. I completely understand ;-). Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

      • Exscotticus November 17, 2018 at 9:57 pm #

        Boundaries are critical to living organisms. Just imagine if you’re cells had no cell walls…

  48. K-Dog November 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

    Question for everybody.

    What is happening in fly-over-land regarding Trump and MAGA? Specifically are the masses figuring out they have been played and to make America great again they get screwed in the deal.

    I ask because I’ve run into the attitude that some people think other people are getting wise to Trump. Personally I don’t think so. Stupid is as stupid does. Despite the illogic and simplicity of Trumps rhetoric it sticks to the bones once it has been swallowed down. Coughed up and out most reluctantly.

    I think everybody will continue to be buffaloed; what do you think?

    • tucsonspur November 17, 2018 at 4:02 pm #

      Trump’s rhetoric “cuts like a knife, but it feels alright”. People felt him, adored the anti-establishment tone and irreverent approach. Some of his rhetoric might be illogical, but maybe that didn’t matter when people realized that they were being force fed the illogic of political correctness and the rest of the Left’s unpalatable menu.

      The strength of simple rhetoric is just that, simplicity-no egg head bullshit to perplex and deceive. The TWATs will ebb and flow.

      “Stupid is as stupid does”. Would it have been smart to vote for Hillary? It’s a question of choices, and hard choices at that.

  49. JohnAZ November 17, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

    Interesting exercise.

    If things go on as they seem to be heading?

    What will the USA look like?

    Multicultural with 4 or 5 languages spoken

    No actual borders, “just a wide spot in the road”

    Recipient of a multitude of disease vectors due to non-control

    Recipient of more and more”killer bee” and mosquito pests with global warming

    Probably divided into political sectors, the whole country will be Californicated

    No central culture to unify the various groups, no religion to pass morality, a constant contest for ethnic ascendancy

    Areas of destruction due to fracking oil production

    Every pine tree in America destroyed by bark beetles and burned by wildfires. Trump is only half right about management, GW is a major factor. Watch out California and Colorado, your priceless forests are in danger.

    It definitely will not be your father’s America.

    And thanks to the really dumb voting, it will not be your America either.

    One solution? A good old fashioned wag the Dog war.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 17, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

      And you realize then that Martin Luther King was an enemy of Traditional America – the White America you’re talking about? Or do you not and thus not know that the two are ONE?

      Conserva-Cucks like Glenn Beck love to rave about how the Communist King was a Conservative. Can delusion be any greater?

      • malthuss November 17, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

        you listen to Beck?
        I havent listened to much radio for many years.

    • “One solution? A good old fashioned wag the Dog war.”

      Name an example of one of those…

      • JohnAZ November 17, 2018 at 6:15 pm #

        Debbie

        Wag the Dog was a movie where the administration started a war to distract and unify the nation in a time of trial.

        Examples

        Mexican War

        Spanish American War

        Viet Nam

        Iraq “W”

        My comment is very tongue in cheek, but always possible.

  50. Janos Skorenzy November 17, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

    Lay of the Last Minstrel, Canto VI, [My Native Land]

    Sir Walter Scott

    Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
    Who never to himself hath said,
    This is my own, my native land!
    Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,
    As home his footsteps he hath turn’d
    From wandering on a foreign strand!
    If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
    For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
    High though his titles, proud his name,
    Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;—
    Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
    The wretch, concentred all in self,
    Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
    And, doubly dying, shall go down
    To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
    Unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung.

    • Barbara Ehrenreich’s latest book reminds me that the concept of “self” in the 17th century arose with new outbreaks of depression, and she notes how ridiculous it is to try and establish a memorial for ourselves when we know we are going to be totally forgotten as if we were never here.

      The Buddhists spend time with corpses, although, for me that’s not necessary to get the same effect. A compost pile seems more festive, somehow, with all the worms and bugs. It connects through the Earth to all things, an enormous crowd of beings of which we are totally unaware, who have their own plans for life.

      • tucsonspur November 17, 2018 at 4:16 pm #

        We do what we can to deal with the Darkness of Death. I better not invite you to one of my parties. The festivities won’t include worms and bugs and you may wind up leaving sad and depressed.

        I think I’ll sprinkle you with some corpse powder. Just kidding. Anyway, I think I’m out.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 17, 2018 at 7:03 pm #

        Yeah, that’s just nihilism and atheism. The Dalai Lama takes pains to separate Buddhism from those – as did the Buddha himself.

        • malthuss November 17, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

          Some hindus sit on corpses.

          I ignore the former King of Tibet. Not the guy for me.

      • malthuss November 17, 2018 at 8:22 pm #

        try and establish????

    • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

      But he was dead inside before he died. Thus no reason for festivity at all because there was no life to celebrate after all. Nihilism and atheism are similarly empty.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 17, 2018 at 8:37 pm #

        St Paul: “I die daily” (transcend physical consciousness).

        Mohammad: Die before you die so when you die you won’t die.

        Here we have no eternal city. This life is in death. But Life awaits after death, a Life that is not merely in contrast to death, or part of it like Debbie’s immortality which is merely planting a tree in the dead person’s ashes and calling it “mom” or Joe.

        • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 9:04 pm #

          This is such a hard test, but yes, this really isn’t home. I often wonder why. Always I feel like I want all the answers but then sometimes knowledge is too much to handle. Like what you say is true, but it makes me want to cry because it’s hard not to get attached to things here.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 17, 2018 at 10:52 pm #

            Well to get a bit esoteric (inner, secret, for the few), that is one interpretation of St Paul’s statement, and the one I used above. He might have just meant the usual mortification of the senses and ego. But he might have meant advanced prayer where he left this body of death behind and attained unto the Third Heaven, finding himself in his immortal body. Thus a few have intimations of the real Life even while still alive in this world. But even they will only find it in its fullness after death – at least until the End when this world is burned and made new.

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 2:22 am #

            Kinda like the idea of astral projection. That is as much as a few can achieve. Two men, Enoch and Elijah, were lucky enough to be brought into Heaven without going through death at all. We won’t be that fortunate but we can always strive to be and we should.

            And the elements shall melt with fervent heat and the Earth and the works therein shall be burned. And there will be a new Heaven and a new Earth and the eternal city will descend upon the new Earth, prepared as a bride is for her husband. (Paraphrased but close)

  51. pkrugman November 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

    The use of troops at the border is “a paper tiger.” “A total joke… “Of limited operational utility, and a waste of our troops’ time. (Defense Secretary James) Mattis knows it. (Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen) Nielsen knows it. (White House Chief of staff John Kelly) knows it. But that battle was lost with the President. He was hell-bent on troops.” They are finishing the laying of barbed wire.

    I’m wondering who is reaping the profit from Trump government contracts on concertina wire.

  52. Guy playing the same numbers for 25 years wins $363 million Powerball.

    $120 million will go to the government, and a couple million for concertina wire.

    Problem solved, and thank you America.

    • elysianfield November 17, 2018 at 7:01 pm #

      SnakPak,
      Pfft….I almost won the last big billion dollar Megabucks…only missed it by seven numbers….

  53. tucsonspur November 17, 2018 at 4:31 pm #

    Beware, CFNers. Beware the Necessary Evil.

    Politics can be a graveyard that buries the living. It is often artless, soulless, and heartless. It smashes spontaneity with the gavel of government. There is little room for spontaneity. It’s filled with planning and more planning, prevarication, and promise breaking, prodigious pontifications.

    Don’t be embalmed with its lifeless fluid, and don’t be deadened by its diabolical deeds. Don’t let joy, faith, love and hope give up the ghost.

    • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 7:38 pm #

      Never let go of joy, faith, love and hope. Some days they are harder to hold onto than others, but no day seems quite worth it without them.

  54. elysianfield November 17, 2018 at 7:08 pm #

    Well, the BBC this PM reports that various NGO’s that are ministering to the Congo’s (Democratic Republic Of) Ebola victims are ceasing operations and pulling out of the current large city where hundreds of people are infected, or suspected as infected with Ebola…No vaccinations, no preventive measures nor advice will be available.

    Apparently a white separatist group is attacking and killing the Aid workers…the area is unsafe.
    ,

    • elysianfield November 17, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

      And…the link;

      bbc.com/news/world-africa-46249319

      Correction…I misspoke…the separatist group is a bunch of black guys…with guns…

      • elysianfield November 17, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

        …current..ly. Population gonna change.

        • BackRowHeckler November 17, 2018 at 10:13 pm #

          Yeah, in Central Africa, evidently Ebola is back, in a big way.

          Does anybody know, is it in Paris or Stockholm yet?

          Migrants from the jungles of Central America have brought a new polio/meningitis like virus into US that is paralyzing kids in our schools within hours of the first symptoms. The CDC is on it but for the life of them they can’t figure out where it came from.
          Its a mystery.

          brh

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 1:41 am #

            Then are they complicit? Pretending you didn’t see something doesn’t change the fact that you saw it.

          • GreenAlba November 18, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

            brh

            How do you explain the cases in Japan? In Canada and Northern Europe too if you like, but Japan is the most interesting in terms of your theory, since they are not notorious for letting in the immigrant hordes. Especially from the jungles of Central America.

            But I do love your guilty until proven innocent thing with regard to the CDC.

  55. BackRowHeckler November 17, 2018 at 8:24 pm #

    Well, watching ‘Washington Week in Review’ a few hours ago on PBS, the host and all four guests were in complete agreement Mueller has got the goods on the President and is ready to take him down. No mention whatsoever of any wrongdoing or lawbreaking by ant Democrats. The general consensus was President Trump will be indicted — either for obstruction of justice or for colluding with Russia to win the 2016 election.

    I get the feeling this special counsel was not formed to go after the Dems Jim mentioned above, but specifically to bring down this President.

    Next week on PBS “New Nazis in America”

    PBS, agit/prop for lefties … you gotta love those parasites.

    brh

    • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 1:38 am #

      Their funding should be pulled immediately. Yet another kick in the stomach of taxpayers who are forced into funding it.

  56. malthuss November 17, 2018 at 8:44 pm #

    Ms rao lost,
    Imagine being the white son or daughter of white immigrants to China.
    Your entire life is about calling the Chinese people racist and Chinese society racist, even though your white parents had absolutely nothing to do with the history of China, building up Chinese society or establishing Chinese culture.

    Instead, all you do is demean the Chinese people 24/7/365. Now, stop imagine and understand this is exactly what Saira Rao, the daughter of Indian immigrants in the USA, has done with white people and the United States.

    In running for the US House seat in Colorado 1st Congressional District, she received in 31 percent of the vote in 2018. Her platform was basically, “White people suck. White people in both political parties suck and are irredeemably racist.”

    Upon losing, she claimed both political “parties are mired in white supremacy.”

    Well, she can’t stop attacking white people, the very people who built the United States of America, established the culture and created the institutions and infrastructure attracting Rao’s Indian parents to immigrate here and take advantage of our tolerant migratory policies to settle here.

    On 11/16, she Tweeted: “All white people are racist. America is racist. To deny this isn’t just racist, it’s irrational.”

    • SoftStarLight November 17, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

      Does anyone say she is a racist or does the media see her as a truth teller?

      • Walter B November 17, 2018 at 10:12 pm #

        First of all SSL, only a man can be a racist, at least by the definitions that are in effect today, and there are two criteria that a man must have to be one. He must be white and he must be male, that is all it takes. There are no other criteria that are required and no matter what a white man says, does or believes, or how he treats any other human being, he is a racist according to those that banter that slur about.

        You have read my beliefs and my feelings on the black issues SSL, yet I remain a racist because I am white and I am a man. Blacks that hate, disparage and even do violence to whites are not racist, they are only poor victims, once again, by current definition. This, whether they are too stupid to realize it or not, is how the progressive assholes can be defeated, by using their own words against them. Yup, I am a racist and I accept it, even though Janos will certainly give me a load or two of shit about it. And I am a conspiracy theorist as well.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 17, 2018 at 11:04 pm #

          You called MLK a Man of Peace. All his associates have gone on to become race hucksters extraordinaire, either in politics or theology – Black Theology isn’t Christian anymore. And from the snippets of his speeches its clear he would have gone the same way into affirmative action, quotas, etc. Thus you make a desert and call it Peace.

          Whites have been hopelessly bamboozled in regards to him and in almost every other way imaginable. Only on Guns have Whites maintained a bit of the old spirit. But will they just rust in their cases?

          You didn’t finish your journey to Awakening, stopping to pick up trinkets (like MLK) and then calling such tawdry trash, gold. Why is alright to spit on Obama but then turn around and worship King? They are the same. Conservatives took a false path and their ego won’t let them turn around and retrace their steps.

          I don’t believe you accept your Racism. You were calling proud White Racists, Crackers, just the other day. You are all over the place and you don’t like it when I point that out. And you will never be able to integrate unless you let go of your false Idols, like King – and retrace the false path you and your forbears took decades and generations ago. The South was right. The North was wrong. I’m a Northerner btw – but I’ve always been a Copper Head to some degree – even during my years of Liberal delusion. Now I’m back fully and then some.

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 1:30 am #

            I do appreciate you saying the North was wrong :-). I am proud to be from the South but ever since I have been around the South and Southerners are always made fun of, and of course made to feel like not only were we wrong but deserved what we got. Actually, many areas in the South are still behind the times because of everything that happened then and after. Events will make it to where Northern and Southern Whites will no longer feel separated anymore. I’m ready to call it water under the bridge and be friends :-).

          • Walter B November 18, 2018 at 6:34 am #

            You are not a Copper Head Janos, you are a shithead, sorry to have to say it outright. Surely you are kept around this place to remind us all of what exactly it was that motivated those who came before us to head back to the Old Country to crush the Nazi scum that threatened the globe. Not the German people, misled as they were, but the demonic Nazi scum. Unfortunately they did not get them all, but such is the way of war, The last big war sets up the next big war. But you will not fight, you are not a fighter, only an instigator. Good luck with that.

          • GreenAlba November 18, 2018 at 9:54 am #

            Nice one, Walter.

            Loads of the German top brass despised the other little shithead.

          • elysianfield November 18, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

            “You are not a Copper Head Janos, you are a shithead,”

            Walter,
            Nazi? Shithead?

            Can you describe Janos without using the buzz words? Without the emotionally-tinged rhetoric? At his core, what do you really find objectionable? His Nationalism? His Economics? That he believes Hitler had qualities not totally demonic? That he considers the white race at risk? That he describes womanhood as anything but equal to men in all respects?

            Or that he “pushes buttons”?

            T

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

            Nothing objectionable to me. His views on women don’t bother me either. He has always been a gentleman to me.

            Please stop the infighting. The progressives rely on this stuff. Meanwhile they are destroying our country. It’s ok if we don’t see eye to eye on everything.

          • Walter B November 18, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

            Well ef, describing anyone here is a difficult thing to do since we know so little about each other in reality, but yes I have tried to reach out to the son of Otto Skorzeny with a hand of understanding many times and have usually been slapped done for my efforts. I am not really certain what his “nationalism” may even be since my idea of being an American transcends country of origin, skin color, or religious beliefs as long as we all work together towards the same freedoms and goals. As far as Africans being brought to America goes, I wish they never were brought here under the circumstances that they were and that slavery never happened in the first place, but advocating eliminating them from our society by some untold method today just does not seem right to me. Is the white race at risk? Of course it is and I have written much on this subject especially back in my GLP days, but today’s American will not suffer being told who or what to have sex or breed with and that path, at lest for me is a self inflicted extinction event, that I am not going to waste my time trying to stop. Yes Hitler, Stalin and even Satan himself all have/had good qualities, but when you tally in the bad ones, well at what price “progress”? As far as “equality” between women and men, the very statement is foolish. There is no equality between any two things in this world, not a tree nor a leaf, as Sargent Kilrain said. Yes there should be equal opportunity. (not special opportunities) but men and women were designed to function together as a team, each bringing different skills to the task. That is my personal opinion and I accept other ideas for discussion to be sure.

            Yes Janos and I have issues and I would be happy to leave him alone and I hope that he will return the favor. If all he wants is to take turns bashing everybody and never putting forth any workable, tangible, solutions or discussions, what exactly is the point?

            And SSL, do not worry we shall get through this, keep the faith. In my day, though I hated the clichés’……words can never hurt me.

          • GreenAlba November 18, 2018 at 7:44 pm #

            “Please stop the infighting. The progressives rely on this stuff. “

            SSL – So you’re now telling people what they should discuss?

            Didn’t you try that one on with K-Dog too?

            I didn’t realise you accused me of being ‘house mom’ because you coveted the post yourself 🙂 .

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 8:38 pm #

            I am the house girl and you are the house mom :-). I respect your post. Just hoping the gentlemen can agree and move forward with taking the country back. Notice I ask pretty please.

        • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 1:06 am #

          That is right Walter, you have to play their game and be better at it than they are. Meet fire with fire, except bigger and better. This is not the time to turn the other cheek. Whatever is said by the media or today’s “authorities” and “experts” doesn’t matter in regards to racism. All people of all races, male and female are racist. It’s natural and healthy and very normal. It doesn’t mean we have to treat people bad or get violent with others. It is just a recognition that people are better off with their own tribe. Humans have been like that all along and modernity doesn’t change it. Don’t feel bad about believing “conspiracies”. The official narratives we are spoon fed are meant to distract us from the truth IMO.

    • BackRowHeckler November 17, 2018 at 10:03 pm #

      At least voters saw thru her, and she lost, Malth.

      Sounds like what we might have here is a mild case of mental illness. Or maybe she is a recent graduate of some state university, where such sentiments evidently are part of the core curriculum.

      brh

  57. FincaInTheMountains November 17, 2018 at 11:05 pm #

    Pay and Repent

    Christopher Columbus statue removal sparks genocide row

    dw.com/en/christopher-columbus-statue-removal-sparks-genocide-row/a-46300268

    The official Lithuanian newspaper Respublika published a series of articles about the fact that the Kaliningrad region, in essence, belongs to Lithuania.

    That there lived the relatives of the Lithuanian Prussians, who then merged with the Germans and built many cultural pearls. That these pearls were barbarously destroyed by the Russians in 1945, having destroyed and expelled the Prussians.

    And that now the “challenge for Lithuania and the whole of Europe” is the expulsion from the region of the aggressive Russian army and the reformatting of its current inhabitants into Lithuanians.

    This powerful idea was met in Russia with a lazy humor.

    At the same time on the other half of the globe – in the city of Los Angeles – a landmark event occurred. By the decision of the city authorities, the symbol of the genocide and oppression of Native Americans – the statue of Christopher Columbus – was removed from his eyes in the Grand Park and taken out of sight. The demolition was carried out at a gathering of people, activists in Indian outfits and with the participation of members of the city council. Earlier, Columbus Day was replaced in the American metropolis on the Day of the Original Residents.

    Why do calls for the restoration of historical justice in Russia and America today have such a different effect?

    Here is the whole thing. In today Russia, the “pay and repent” genre has almost no audience. Thirty years ago, before the collapse of the USSR, it acted with deadly accuracy – first and foremost against the fragile psyche of the intelligentsia. This stratum of the late Soviet society, which grew under the yoke and at the same time on the dime of the state, combined in itself immense naivety with the immense power over the minds.

    And so the stories about the Balts oppressed by centuries, Caucasians, and Central Asians were accepted unconditionally, and then with anguish they were re-told to ordinary citizens through the media. Calls to repent to the enslaved peoples were ubiquitous, and the feeling of guilt before the bearers of unique cultures subjected to Russification, industrialization, central heating and air-conditioning was simply a norm.

    Time has corrected a lot.

    First, many intellectuals, falling from the artificial world of Soviet institutions into the hard realism of the 90s, began to look at the world differently.

    Secondly, Russians began to arrive from the “liberated” Soviet republics: deprived of their rights, housing, property, and sometimes crippled and lost their relatives.

    There were millions of these unreported refugees, and they also corrected something in the Russian picture of the world.

  58. BackRowHeckler November 18, 2018 at 12:47 am #

    Removed Columbus monument in LA?

    New monuments being constructed:

    Angela Davis

    Stokely Carmichael

    Charlie Manson

    Richard Rodriguez (the night stalker)

    Harvey Milk

    New pantheon of lefties heroes.

    brh

    • ozone November 18, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

      BRH,
      What in the blue hell are you talking about?
      (Talk to vladdie’s new sockie all about “coming together” and “unnecessary division” amongst the common folk. Baaaahahahaha!)

      Me? I don’t buy word one from the pros on this guffaw-worthy, gen-you-whine oh-pinion section.

      So, stock up; I strongly suspect you will, as there are some actual enemies out there. 🙂

      • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 1:45 pm #

        You are a piece of work aren’t you Mr. Ozone. I like your stock up suggestion though ;-). I moved you up one notch on my secret list :-).

    • malthuss November 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

      But I do love your guilty until proven innocent thing with regard to the CDC.–
      Green Alba has noted the loving bond that the two of us have, here in cyberspace.

      CDC–Id see the DC ‘population control’ thing.

      Remember when Obama let someone w Ebola into USA?
      African who bankrupt a Texas hospital. HUH?
      then his immigrant relatives sued. Huh?

      Hey, Green, wake up.

  59. pkrugman November 18, 2018 at 1:55 am #

    BLUE WAVE CONFIRMED

    The blue trickle has turned into a tsunami. ExScotticus, Tate, JohnAZ, etc. they were all wrong about the supposed trickle, wrong about the red wave… today the House race for California’s 39th district has been called for Democrat Gil Cisneros over Young Kim, who was vying to become the first Korean-American woman in Congress and Republicans’ last hope to keep a seat in Orange County. It is the 39th House seat that Democrats flipped this year.

    And count on it… more blue wins are coming. The Senate goes blue in 2020.

    • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

      Says janet.

    • Exscotticus November 18, 2018 at 6:34 pm #

      Is pkrugman the new janet?

      In any case, blue took the House AS EXPECTED. They did not take the Senate and in fact LOST SEATS. They also did not sweep the governorships. They LOST the most important gubernatorial election of all: Florida.

      So regardless of whether blue has 30 extra seats in the House or 100—it’s still a lame duck House. The Senate will be too busy confirming more CONSERVATIVE JUDGES to pay the House any mind.

  60. pkrugman November 18, 2018 at 2:02 am #

    The military is not with Trump. Not surprising since he is not with them. President Donald Trump has been in office for 666 days and has not yet made a visit to US troops in combat. Bone spurs?

    • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 2:26 am #

      Hi janet.

    • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 2:30 am #

      pkrugman = janet = pkrugman? Aren’t sabbaticals supposed to last longer?

      • pkrugman November 18, 2018 at 9:44 am #

        “Trump has not yet made a visit to US troops in combat. Bone spurs?”

        Maybe there was a forecast for a few drops of rain????

      • JohnAZ November 18, 2018 at 9:59 am #

        Sounds just like her doesn’t it.

        Same vitriol!

        Problem is, the trends of the last year capped off by the election show that the state of the American populace has changed so much that she is probably more accurate than not, especially extrapolating the future.

        This realization disgusted me to the point of having to take a sabbatical. How do the people who believe in the Constitution stop the conversion of this country into a socialist state? A good first two steps

        Build the wall and control immigration

        Disenfranchise all aspects of globalist influence The entire anti Russia movement is being fronted by the globalists trying to split up the growing closeness between the two.

        Interesting to observe the oncoming split between moderate Dems and the Progressives as the DNC continues its schizophrenic antics.

        Please do not take Ocasio-Cortez lightly. Vladimir Lenin and Adolph Hitler started movements in their countries in much the same way. The real enemy is the demographic shift and the education system “dumbing down” the voters of the country and making them susceptible to all these “saviors”of society like Cortez and her mentor Bernie Sanders. Somebody please put that man into a home where he belongs.

        • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

          Why she needed a new handle who knows. The left is evil and deceptive by nature so I suppose it’s all just second nature. Do you truly believe the results of these elections won by communists over a week after elections were held? I don’t. The communists are masters of fraud and rely on dead people and illegal invaders to push their voter margins to victory. Most normal people are unfortunately not capable of going toe to toe with the progressives because their morality and beliefs in the old ways of doing things hold them back. They must be met with the only thing they understand – untamed force and power. Otherwise yes, the Constitutional Republic our Forefathers gave to us is dead.

          • ozone November 18, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

            “They must be met with the only thing they understand – untamed force and power.”

            Hey, that sounds exactly like something some other poster on this site would vomit on up. Passing strange.

            Shit. And here I thought we was all lovey-dovey. Oh well, memes are so short-lived these days…. uh, hours…. no, make that minutes.

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

            Hey I am a multi-faceted girl Mr. Ozone :-). Are you really a one-track man or is that just what you wish us to think? I am sorry that the laws of Nature are what they are. What are your solutions? I wanna know.

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm #

            Oh right, you have no solutions. You’re just having fun in your sand box slinging sand. Cute.

          • ozone November 18, 2018 at 5:55 pm #

            Seeing what vladdie’s pretend “solutions” are is enough for me. I can read between the lines, so preparation directions are clear.
            Prepare for shithead demagogues and iron-fisted totalitarianism enforced by militant, true-believer apparatchiks and lackeys. So, just to begin with, trust no one you don’t know well. Ahead lurks a stronger and much more dangerous skein of LIES.

            Don’t forget to kill a lib’rul for jesus while you’re out and about, m’kay?

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

            No, I won’t take your last piece of advice but your preparation message is appreciated :-). The only militants I am seeing are the Antifa type. They are out hitting people in the head with bike locks, breaking ankles, and harassing Tucker Carlson. Can you say where you are seeing right-wing militants? You’re right too about trust. Hmm you watch South Park ;-)?

          • ozone November 18, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

            So far, no “actionable intelligence” has been forthcoming. Let’s just keep it that way, shall we?

            -end communique-

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

            Lol whatever you say Mr. Ozone. You make the rules not me. Have a good night :-).

    • Exscotticus November 18, 2018 at 7:39 pm #

      >>> and has not yet made a visit to US troops in combat

      Good to have you back, janet. The village wasn’t much fun without the village idiot.

  61. FincaInTheMountains November 18, 2018 at 7:52 am #

    Casus Belli of the Cold War

    This was the cause of the Cold War, and not at all the Iron Curtain to which Churchill referred. Rather, it was just a casus belli, and the true reason was the red button, which after Roosevelt’s death was in the hands of people who believed that the United States in World War II should have become allies of Hitler, not Stalin. And at some point it seemed to them that they with the help of an atomic bomb would be able to correct this mistake, or, as they believed, the crime of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    Let’s talk on the topic of British-German military cooperation AFTER formal German capitulation. And not in 1940, when Germany was a respectable member of the world community and a stronghold of the free world against communism, but in 1945, when everything was pretty clear to everyone.

    Having landed in Greece in 1944-1945, the British, with the help of German collaborators, began to “defend” the country from communist partisans. But sometimes the help of local monarcho-Nazis was not enough, and the British had to turn to their traditional ally on the Anglo-German Naval Agreement and the Munich Agreement.

    Such a situation arose in Crete, where the British 28th Infantry Brigade got involved in battles with the ELAS partisans and was brutally treated.

    However, the British commander, Brigadier General Preston did not lose his head and immediately turned to the German units stationed on the island, who formally capitulated on May 9, but actually stood under arms. On May 11, 1945, the Germans, with the support of the tank battalion, attacked the Greece partisans and released their British allies. The merits of the Germans were highly appreciated by the British. So Preston’s personal car always moved under the protection of two German tanks.
    forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=98680

    Until June 26, 1945, the British and Germans allied against the Greek rebels until the ELAS was pushed back into the Souda Mountains. Only after that the Germans were disarmed.

    British officer explains combat mission to his Nazi allies:

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/secatorhome/26990995/28581/28581_1000.jpg

    By the way, Vladimir Putin said that since peace did not come after the end of the Cold War and the United States continued cold military actions against Russia – the successor of the USSR – and after its surrender, the cold war continues de facto and the peace is yet to be concluded.

    Moreover, the conditions of this peace will be determined by the situation in real life today, and not a month and not 27 years ago.

  62. pkrugman November 18, 2018 at 9:46 am #

    ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

    Democrat Harley Rouda has defeated California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher with a current lead of about 17,000 votes, securing another seat for the new Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives, CNN projects.

    CNN took Trump to court and won with a Trump-appointed judge. Trump did not dare to introduce the doctored video as evidence and had no defense. Judges are professionals, not partisans.

    Taking things to court has a way of getting to the truth.

    • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 4:31 pm #

      Says janet.

    • Exscotticus November 18, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

      Trump can still appeal and he ought to. Most legal scholars agree that Trump would eventually win on the merits. 1A rights don’t outweigh property rights!

      Meanwhile, look at how these hypocritical judges demand decorum in their own courtrooms. Heck, they even demand that everyone stand for their majesties!—and woe to those who fail to stand; off to jail you go!

  63. FincaInTheMountains November 18, 2018 at 11:31 am #

    Finca, October 9, 2018

    I do not think she[Ambassador Nikki Haley] was let go, I think she is due for a promotion

    Let’s see in a couple of months.
    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/aftermath-as-prologue/#comment-372968

    Newsweek, November 16, 2018

    NIKKI HALEY TO REPLACE MIKE PENCE?

    newsweek.com/nikki-haley-replace-mike-pence-donald-trump-never-forgave-vice-president-1219909

  64. malthuss November 18, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    Can anyone tell me what is in the CPI?
    I cannot find the list of items that are in it.

    • Bread
      Milk
      Beans
      The Sunday New York Times

    • beantownbill. November 18, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

      Get on the bls.gov website (bureau of labor statistics) and you should get a pretty good idea of the components. Be aware there are different cpi’s. Also, the numbers are bogus. Briefly, housing makes up 40% of the index.

      • malthuss November 18, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

        Thanks.
        I am curious bc one claim is Televisions are in, steak out.

  65. Tate November 18, 2018 at 3:57 pm #

    Comic Norm McDonald caught some grief for this tweet on November 15:

    “The Enlightenment turned us away from truth and toward a darkling weakening horizon. sad and grey to see. The afterglow of Christianity is near gone now, and a stygian silence lurks in wait.”

    Norm deleted it after a storm of protest. He was accused of being an “alt-right psychopath.” Good Lord!

    His tweet was almost poetic. Truth & poetry have an easy relationship. Nobody likes to hear the truth anymore, just as poetry is out of fashion. Yes, Norm, it was the Enlightenment that started the ball rolling to perdition. There was no more true Conservatism after that.

    The Conservatism that has existed after the 18th century Enlightenment was what the Alt-right has identified as “cuckservatism,” a pale shadow of the Left, always on the retreat, always subverting true conservatives. For example, look how Conservatism, Inc ™ (the fake conservatism of National Review, et al) so easily caved on “gay marriage.”

    Well, at least we’ve finally identified the problem. Many folks, some on this site, haven’t figured it out yet however.

    • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

      Mr. McDonald has behaved like a cuck for deleting his truthful tweet. We’re filled up with fake Conservatives and fake Christians. Ultimately they are agents of decline. They are exposed in plain sight but our betters who speak from on high act like they don’t know or they don’t care about decline at all. We do see with crystal clear vision.

      • Tate November 18, 2018 at 6:49 pm #

        Yes, he did. How many like him must discover it does no good to try to mollify the Social Marxists?

        • Tate November 18, 2018 at 7:05 pm #

          Cultural Marxists (hard keeping up with all these terms)

          • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 7:19 pm #

            Yeah they are shifty little devils aren’t they lol.

        • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 7:07 pm #

          If they keep giving in we ain’t gonna have a man standing. It’s gotta stop like yesterday. Nothing makes Marxists happy, they are always miserable and angry.

    • Q. Be the Plan November 18, 2018 at 11:04 pm #

      …and we are not fragile, in the New Republic.
      youtube.com/watch?v=jgLNm5zIc_Y&list=PLl55Zh3U2VW7YD-JKHT0vYIk1ZCrK7c4-&index=24

      Q.

  66. pkrugman November 18, 2018 at 6:16 pm #

    Tate sez: conservatives are always on the retreat

    True conservatives called for the abolition of Social Security, the abolition of Medicare, abolition of a standing army, abolition of military pensions, and all the other federal free stuff.

    Conservatives became part of the give-me give-me give-me generation. You don’t hear them calling for an end to corporate welfare, defense welfare, and other entitlement programs that benefit conservatives and their families personally. The “conservatives” have not been conservative since at least Ronald Reagan.

    Ronald Reagan was a hardliner when it came to all government social programs. He called unemployment insurance “a prepaid vacation plan for freeloaders.” He said the progressive income tax was “a brainchild of Karl Marx.” And he called welfare recipients “a faceless mass waiting for handouts.” Reagan referred to Social Security as a “welfare program” and, during the 1976 Republican Presidential Primary, Reagan proposed making Social Security voluntary, which would have essentially destroyed the program. Nobody today on the right is as conservative as Reagan, not even Tate.

    • Tate November 18, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

      The only thing janet/pkrugman can’t bother conserving is the nation itself. Janet can’t see the connection between the existential crisis of the U.S. preserving its territorial integrity & keeping intact programs such as Social Security, Medicare & military pensions.

    • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 6:54 pm #

      Says janet.

  67. pkrugman November 18, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

    Not even conservatives like SoftStarLight, JohnAZ, Exscotticus, and Tate argue for the abolition of the military. We were warned about the defense welfare state by the founding fathers, the writers of the Constitution, and those opposed to them.

    While the opponents of the Constitution, who came to be labeled “Anti-Federalists,” opposed standing armies vociferously, they weren’t the only ones. The Father of the Constitution himself, James Madison, and many of his fellow Federalist supporters of the Constitution also feared and loathed standing armies.

    American Resistance to a Standing Army – Teachinghistory.org
    teachinghistory.org/history-content/ask-a-historian/24671

    In June of 1787, James Madison addressed the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on the dangers of a permanent army. “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”

    I have never seen a post on CFN calling for eliminating the military. There are only fake conservatives, cuckservatives, and militarists here who don’t object to spending $700 Billion annually on corporate defense welfare, stupid border “training exercises” and military interventions around the world that only make us less safe.

    • SoftStarLight November 18, 2018 at 6:58 pm #

      Posted by janet the Marine :-). You’re too funny.

  68. Tate November 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm #

    “Nobody today on the right is as conservative as Reagan, not even Tate.”

    Janet, you’re failing to see the Big Picture. What you call Conservatism, I call a vitiated form of Progressivism. It is a fake Buckleyite conservatism that benefits the rich while tricking the masses through wedge issues into believing it is on their side.

    Read today’s Zman column of Nov 18, “the Between Age” & you may begin to understand.

    thezman.com/wordpress/?p=15595

    America lacks an authentic Right. Quoting Zman:

    “We now live in an age where the federal courts says the President cannot decide who gets a press pass into the White House, but the court is perfectly OK with big banks shutting people off from the financial system because they hold the wrong opinions. An authentic opposition would immediately point out the absurd contradictions of the dadaist legal system constructed by the Left. Instead, the response is to argue this latest outrage is a conservative principle.”

    And,

    “The people feverishly arguing that ‘the liberals are the real Nazis’ do so by first accepting the Progressive moral framework. As a result, like someone trying to build a ship in a bottle, they are reduced to working within arbitrary confines in order to achieve something with only ornamental value.”