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Or might Mr. Mueller, and others, possibly find themselves in trouble, as spearheads of a bad-faith campaign to weaponize government agencies against a sitting president? That might sound outlandish, but the evidence is adding up. In fact the evidence of a Deep State gone rogue is far more compelling than any charges Mr. Mueller has so far produced on Trump-Russia “collusion.” An example of bad faith is former FBI Director James Comey’s current campaign to avoid testifying in closed session before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees — he filed a motion just before Thanksgiving. Mr. Comey is pretending that an open session would be “transparent.” His claim is mendacious. If he were questioned about classified matters in an open session, he would do exactly what he did before in open session: decline to answer about “sensitive” matters on the basis of national security. He could make no such claims in a closed session. The truth is, his attorneys are trying to run out the clock on the current composition of the house committees, which will come under a Democrat majority in January, so that Mr. Comey can avoid testifying altogether.

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  1. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter November 30, 2018 at 9:55 am #

    Great article! Thank you for the honest assessment.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    • FallenHero November 30, 2018 at 11:02 am #

      Trump is nothing more than a stooge. I had hoped different when I voted for him, but he is a puppet to the same powers. Kunstler thinks someone is going to rid the world of all this, but Trump hasn’t moved because he isn’t going to.

      More of the same as we continue to slide down.

      • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter November 30, 2018 at 11:24 am #

        I disagree that Trump is a stooge. All I ever expected from him was a 4 to 8 year respite from out decline. Like the last few good Emperors did for Rome.

        They could not stop the decline, and they had absolute power. How can Trump stop it?

        As a people, we are unrealistic, delusional. and hypocritical. We have become more immoral than moral. And, we are a lazy and spoiled people. And narcissistic. Like the Jews in the desert when Moses came down from Mount Sinai, we would rather be dancing nekkid around the Golden Calf, drinking it up and having an orgy than being responsible mature people.

        We will be replaced by better people. Maybe Asians. Who knows. Whichever, you don’t see the Chinese wasting their time on such weighty issues as whether to legalize pot. Or which pronoun to use.

        Trump can’t fix our stupidity.

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

        • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:36 am #

          Or replacement will come from within from the good people who still remain. I wouldn’t be so quick to cede authority to foreigners. There is much ignorance and deception out there. But IMO it can be remedied. People will get much more serious when they are hungry and the lights don’t turn on.

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter November 30, 2018 at 11:40 am #

            It will take real hunger and real deprivation to wake people up. But that is probably 75 years or so off. Societal declines can take quite a while to hit rock bottom.

            The USSR limped along for 70 years with a stupid economic system, and tyrannical leaders. Even won a war with the smarter and more civilized Krauts in the process.

            But their failure was baked in from the beginning.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:46 am #

            Do you think Russia is in revival though now? It sort of seems like it. Although I know economically they have many challenges. Culturally speaking, they seem to be doing much better than us at this point.

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter November 30, 2018 at 11:55 am #

            SSL

            I think the Russians are in better shape now than they were pre-breakup. At least their people are freer economically.

            And their government is fairly conservative. They have plenety of land, and natural resources. They have all the basics to soar.

            Whether they do or not, is up to them, and how well their government can operate. They are still held back by the lingering malaise of the Soviet Years.

            Think of it like Black America. If tomorrow, the whole baby-daddy thing ended, and black women started acting like civilized human beings, and got married before having kids, the Black Community would start to heal. But you still have 30 million or so blacks who came up in a dysfunctional stupid, savage, spear-chucking, matriarchy. It would take 50 years or more to clear them from the system.

            That’s what I see in Russia. They still have tons of depressed, under-motivated Vodka Drunks from the Soviet years.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

            I see what you are saying and understand. We need a MASSIVE campaign of morality and some serious freaking Patriarchy to get this ship back on course.

        • beantownbill. November 30, 2018 at 11:58 am #

          Very good comment, Squeeky. You put into words exactly what I was thinking, but couldn’t quite get together to write.

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter November 30, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

            Thank you, beantownbill!!! I believe there is a Collective Unconscious and somewhere deep inside ourselves we already know that we are doing wrong and bad things. Sort of a feel, like the Good Touch-Bad Touch thing.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

        • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 11:59 am #

          No Squeeky, Trump is a lot of things but certainly not a stooge. In fact, he is, like him or hate him, at least on paper, one of the more qualified individuals that has been offered as a choice. Consider what we have been given as choices in the past, Community Organizer (WTF is that anyway), Draft Dodging Silver Spooner, Doped Up Womanizer Crook, Peanut Farmer, Actor, the list of poor options goes on and on. Besides his lack of military service Donald Trump is a successful entrepreneur, bankruptcies included as they ARE a legal form of business, and while he may piss off the insiders and the snowflakes, he has what it takes to do the job. And for those of sensitive natures that are offended – grow up or throw up, you choose. Will he actually accomplish anything, of course not. No one can no matter how much hope (dope) and spare change you throw at them we are all still screwed.

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter November 30, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

            Yes. A lot of Democrats have a form of Tourette’s Syndrome, and they just mouth bad things automatically without any rhyme of reason.

            Or, maybe they really are just NPCs.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

            LOL NPC…Orange Man Bad….Orange Man Bad…Orange Man Bad…..

          • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

            We’re talking at the language level we hear at Trump’s Nazi rallies, then speak it so you people can understand, then repeat it a hundred and eighty two times until it sinks in, and then stare at you with the look of a Roman emperor who’s just had a good bowel movement.

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter November 30, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

            seewoof77

            Thank you sooo much for demonstrating the kind of stupidity that Trump can’t fix!!!

            It is sooo rare anymore finding someone willing to “take one for the team.”

            Kudos!

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

        • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

          >>> We will be replaced by better people. Maybe Asians. Who knows.

          Well Asians do comprise 60% of world’s population. And yet they continue to retain their “minority” status.

          Of course “minority” is just lefty speech for “non-white”, so from a lefty perspective, it works for them even if Asians were 100% of the population.

          • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

            Asians as 100% of the World’s population, hmmm very interesting. If this were to ever come about for one reason or another, how do you think they would treat the Christians, the Muslims, the women, the QRSTLMNOP’s? I wonder.

          • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

            Well I think we can extrapolate from how these groups are treated now.

            I laugh at lefties who call the USA racist. Clearly they’ve never been to China or Japan…

        • amb November 30, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

          You tell him Squeek.
          Immorality is always our undoing.

        • michael November 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm #

          Sadly I have to concur.

        • Eoin November 30, 2018 at 8:24 pm #

          “We will be replaced by better people. Maybe Asians.”

          Granted, “Asian” is a fairly broad category of people, but if you were thinking about “Chinese” types of Asians…………;

          chinaorganharvest.org/

          Whichever, you don’t see the Chinese wasting their time on such weighty issues as whether to legalize pot. Or which pronoun to use.

          True Dat !

          Dem Chineese ain’t wastin’ nuffin !

          Besides, dancin’ nekkid is fun.

      • Reality Check 1 December 2, 2018 at 10:31 pm #

        “The US intel community (CIA, NSA, FBI, etc), with the Department of Justice, all colluded with the Hillary Clinton campaign and the intel agencies of the UK and Australia, to derail Mr. Trump as a stooge of Russia and, when he shocked them by getting elected, mounted a desperate campaign to cover their asses knowing he had become their boss.”

        Okay Cuntsler, prove it.

  2. Q. Be the Plan November 30, 2018 at 9:58 am #

    ***************
    The consequences of asserting…..
    got-truth.com/docs/The%20consequences%20of%20asserting.pdf

    Q.

    • Neon Vincent November 30, 2018 at 10:56 am #

      Unlike the graphic in last Friday’s link, which I praised for its professionalism, completeness, and balance, this one looks much more amateurish and unbalanced, in more ways than one. The biggest red flag for me is that it links to InfoWars, which, while one of President Trump’s favorite “news” sources, has been banned from most social media platforms. I wish more people would learn that the voices in Alex Jones’ head are not reliable sources.

      • FallenHero November 30, 2018 at 11:04 am #

        I suppose you think the likes of NPR or CNN are trustworthy right? You reveal your liberal beliefs so easily.

        • lbs November 30, 2018 at 2:52 pm #

          The fact that NPR and CNN are garbage doesn’t mean Infowars is not.

  3. Georges1202 November 30, 2018 at 9:58 am #

    The festering bloated purple appendix that is the Trump administration is about to burst. And who is safe from this monster?

    So, pop the corn, settle back in the Barcolounger and have a look-see at the biggest 3-ringer on the planet.

    No wonder Barnum & Bailey’s folded up their tents. Who can compete with this disaster?

    • Neon Vincent November 30, 2018 at 10:30 am #

      The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey’s Circus closed down because they stopped using performing elephants. I bet the circus thought that eliminating elephants from the show would help their business, not hurt it. Unfortunately, it interfered with Americans’ entertainment, so their fans punished them for it instead. Score one for PETA under the category “catastrophic success.” No, I’m not a fan of PETA.

      At the same time, SeaWorld stopped its Shamu shows in San Diego because of public pressure resulting from the documentary “Blackfish.” So far, SeaWorld has survived.

      Still, we are getting a show with elephants and whales, just human ones. Pass the popcorn.

    • Paulo November 30, 2018 at 10:37 am #

      Trump is done like a bad fast food dinner, which, judging by his increasing girth is something he knows a lot about. All the while in campaign mode and in full denial about any Russian business interests, he was negotiating for a Trump Tower project in Moscow. (I’ll bet the other 15 repubs vying for the nomination would like to have been able to question him about it, publicly). Trump would have been stopped. And during the Repub convention, the Russian policy mysteriously changes to one of conciliation. During the debates, negotiations about email releases and Trump Tower meetings, ongoing. After election, no tax return releases and Ruplican Congress covering for him in all ways. Nunes? He was pathetic in his obvious butt-kissing behaviour. (Imagine, having to one day explain to your grandkids how you kissed the orange headed’s ass in public).

      He’s done no matter what happens. If he fires Mueller he is finished. If Mueller remains, he’ll be cooking Cadet Bone Spur for breakfast. Trump’s kids are involved and publicly implicated. It’s all over. The Trump CFO is cooperating and has immunity. Cohen has been connecting the dots and providing evidence for 70 hours!!! And now Donnie Two Scoops has submitted his answers in writing. Mueller waited until he got them, and released the hounds. Even Pence can’t wipe off his chin having publicly fawned and prostrated himself so damn many times. (Hands and knees, “Thank you Mr. President, for allowing me to serve you”. )

      This is the end of Trump, and pretty much the end of the Republican Party. Stir, steep, and allow to cool…….and serve with crow. Bon Appetit. For desert, just deserts, humble berry pie with two scoops of vanilla.

      • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:33 am #

        Dreaming feels good most of the time doesn’t it. Then you wake up.

        • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

          SSL,

          Kind of like we woke up after Nov 6th? The dream just keeps getting better. I think we’re up to a 40+ advantage in the house now. Christmas will be a little late this year, say around the first week of January when the new Congress is seated. Let the investigations begin! Let the subpoenas fly! This is gonna be epically entertaining!

          Best wishes for a Happy New Year!
          JDH

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 6:37 pm #

            Yes JDH, let the subpeonas fly. And then the President will just declassify all of the evidence of wrong-doing amassed against your heros. Including the Kenyan. Yes, even he will go down. I am looking forward to it tremendously. Let’s toast on it ;-).

      • rackslope November 30, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

        Wow. Textbook delusion. I saved this doozy. Can’t wait to toss it back at you like mushy durian!

        • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

          RS,

          We were deluded in early November too. I’ll take that kind of delusion any day!

          JDH

      • RB November 30, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

        Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah…

      • shotho November 30, 2018 at 6:01 pm #

        Just imagine, nothing but Democrats from now on.

        • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 6:38 pm #

          That would really solidify the opposition and bring revolution more quickly. Let’s do it!

  4. seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 9:59 am #

    What criminal mischief? What? What? How can you make a sweeping statement and then not provide one iota of evidence. Cohen now provides motive for Trump kissing Putin’s ass so hard his lips turned orange. He wanted to build Trump Tower in Moscow, the ultimate crown jewel for Trump because it proves his deal making abilities. That’s a stone throw away from a quid pro quo. What did Trump promise in return if they helped elect him? This is just a Trump meme with less meat on its bone than a chicken wing on an ant pile in August.

    • Ol' Scratch November 30, 2018 at 10:24 am #

      How is that any different from the thousands of unspoken quid pro quos anyone elected to Congress agrees to to get donors (including foreign ones, like, say, **Israelis**) to cough up campaign cash and/or influence. Answer: Because this time it’s Trump and this time it’s Putin/Russia, and HillaCrats are scared to death of both of them.

      • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 10:25 am #

        If there are thousands you shouldn’t have any problem naming one. Do it.

        • K-Dog November 30, 2018 at 10:28 am #

          Dancing with the devil you are.

        • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 10:48 am #

          Here’s a start:

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_federal_officials_convicted_of_corruption_offenses

          I understand that changing the laws to allow for Insider Trading means that criminal insiders are no longer criminal, but anyone that is so simple to believe that the system is not loaded to the gills with crooks, well, perhaps being that naïve has advantages, but such simple mindedness is not for everyone. .

          • janet November 30, 2018 at 11:45 am #

            WalterB, none of the examples of corruption you linked to rise to the level of corruption of Donald J. Trump. Here is why you Wikipedia examples fall short:

            None of them involve dealing with a foreign head of state.

            None of them involve personal business with an adversary of the United States.

            None of them involve the takeover of an existing United States political party in order to change the party platform at the behest of a head of state of a traditional enemy of the United States.

            None of them involve a presidential candidate of a political party offering a bribe of $50 million dollars to a foreign head of state in exchange for help from a foreign enemies military intelligence to undermine a political opponent.

            None of them involve treason by a president who became president with the help of a foreign enemy’s military intelligence in order to further build a global business empire for personal profit by deliberately violating the emoluments clause of the United States Constitution.

          • Ol' Scratch November 30, 2018 at 11:57 am #

            Thanks Walter. The Clinton Foundation alone dwarfs anything that Trump might or might not have been guilty of here. Not defending Trump, per se, but all of the alternatives out there are just as bad or worse. It’s the baked into the nature of the pay to play system in DC itself.

          • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

            Although Scratch, if one of them ever does anything illegal or criminal as far as the Leftist Loonies are concerned, no problem because the laws only apply to the Little People. A great gig if you can get it. In fact, earlier this year, my Township Committee wanted to take an action that was strictly forbidden by one of our ordinances. Our Township Attorney, a retired Air Force Major General and former JAG lawyer told us outright that if we wanted to, we could ignore the ordinance and do what we wanted to do because it was our ordinance in the first place and there was no one to enforce justice upon us should we violate it but us. How’s that for freedom from law?

          • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

            Just because the system is loaded to the gills with crooks doesn’t excuse a blatantly crooked, self-serving dope as president.

          • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

            No it does not jd, but I have forgiven Barak Obama and you should too.

        • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 10:54 am #

          Maybe he will, as soon as you present a proven charge against Trump. The whole mess is so hung up in politics and the obvious situation is that every one, all sides, are covering their asses to avoid punishment for corruption. The real question is who is going to win the impasse, and what are the consequences for all of us. Sitting on this blog, arguing the same old bull, is as useless as trying to offset the only winners of the idiocy, the lawyers.

          • Ol' Scratch November 30, 2018 at 11:58 am #

            Agreed. It’s totally pointless.

          • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

            LOL so far all I see is a bunch of lefty talking heads jumping up and down giddy with excitement like they just found a video of Trump exchanging the nuclear football in return for the “pee tape”.

            Since developing in Moscow is not a crime, and there’s no evidence of election-related quid pro quo, it looks like they’re going for a “process crime.” Something along the lines of: Trump claimed he ended the effort on a Tuesday when in fact it was a Wednesday!

            And all their information is coming from a guy whose credibility is nil, since Cohen already admitted to lying, already admitted to campaign-finance violations, and is looking for deal.

          • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 2:48 pm #

            Very cute Walt, but I think we’d both take Obama’s “smarts” over Trump’s any day of the week. Although I am aware that his Orangeness did say that “I’m like, really smart and my uncle went to MIT.”

            JDH

          • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

            “Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has charged 32 people, including 26 Russian nationals, in his ongoing probe of possible Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. Others have been charged in related cases that originated with Mueller’s probe but were pursued by different prosecutors.” AND many more to come.

            How many were indicted from Obama’s administration? Zero. A bit of a difference, no?

            JDH

          • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

            >>> How many were indicted from Obama’s administration? Zero.

            If your point is that Mueller is partisan then yes we agree.

            We’re still waiting for indictments from the event that started it all: the DNC email leaks showing collusion between Team Hillary and the DNC to thwart Bernie Sanders.

            We’re still waiting for indictments related to the Steele dossier. The FBI paid a foreign national spy for dirt on then candidate Trump. That would be Obama’s FBI.

      • tdarr1234 November 30, 2018 at 10:33 am #

        Nice dose of “whataboutism”

        • Zoltar November 30, 2018 at 10:51 am #

          tdarr1234: The currently-fashionable meme of “whataboutism” is a lazy dodge employed by those who believe the best defense is a good offense, hoping that keeping the pressure on will distract attention from their own malfeasance. Both sides are deeply corrupt and need to answer for their transgressions.

          • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 11:15 am #

            I shall chalk you up as another enlighten one. Thank you for the hope!

        • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

          EX,

          So if it’s such a nothing burger, why is Trump beefing up his legal defense team and just about pissing his pants every few days? I guess HE feels there might be something there, eh? And yes, it is GOOD FUN. I haven’t had this much fun sense Nixon went down hard!

          JDH

          • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 4:27 pm #

            It is GOOD FUN here, too. Watching you gullible lefties believe everything the MSM talking heads tell you. That Trump’s in trouble! And then crashing back down to earth again in a mewling puddle of TDS when lefty machinations do not come to pass.

            Here ya go. That’s you.

      • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

        With a team like this, HillaCrats are rolling on the floor laughing their fat asses off! This is the gang that couldn’t shoot straight. Trump will be lucky if his whole family isn’t jailed and his entire “empire” isn’t turned to rubble. We know the orange one has already been completely and utterly disgraced. What a dope.

    • So many liars November 30, 2018 at 10:32 am #

      “The US intel community (CIA, NSA, FBI, etc), with the Department of Justice, all colluded with the Hillary Clinton campaign and the intel agencies of the UK and Australia, to derail Mr. Trump as a stooge of Russia and, when he shocked them by getting elected, mounted a desperate campaign to cover their asses knowing he had become their boss.”

      Sure looks like JHK listed several “iotas of evidence” all of which have been thoroughly discussed for months, both here and elsewhere.

      The inaction against all this criminal mischief is baffling.

      • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 11:33 am #

        It is a power balancing act with all of us the losers.

      • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

        Well it was the AG’s job to do something. And he was MIA for years.

        How quickly the left has forgotten about the new acting DoJ AG. Imagine how quickly the news would change if Whitaker announced a probe into Hillary’s DNC machinations. And of course Whitaker has refused to recuse himself from Mueller’s witch hunt, so Mueller’s unsupervised “Home Alone” days are over.

        It isn’t Trump whose running out of time; it’s Mueller.

        • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

          Ex,

          “Whitaker has refused to recuse himself from Mueller’s witch hunt, so Mueller’s unsupervised “Home Alone” days are over.”

          What a joke! The jig is already up. Mueller is just tying some final loose ends. Do you think that Trump’s lackey, Matt Whitaker is any match for ROBERT MUELLER? You can’t possibly believe that huckster who was out bilking folks with phony inventor BS can best RM, do you?

          How is that kool-aid anyway?

          “6 months into this crisis presidency, one of the most troubling things about it is not the revolving door White House, the indictments, the lies, the sex scandals, the racism, the decline in American prestige, nor the daily drumbeat of war, but rather, the refusal of his followers to hold the Dear Leader accountable for any of it.

          Consider the excuses, each more threadbare than the last. It’s a litany of rationalizations and justifications of a sort depressingly familiar to anyone within earshot of a Trump believer.

          By the way, Bob Mueller is a rock-ribbed Republican and has been all his life. So you are a Trumper, right?

          JDH

          • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

            >>> Do you think that Trump’s lackey, Matt Whitaker is any match for ROBERT MUELLER?

            LOL this isn’t Mortal Kombat, dude. Mueller reports to Whitaker. Whitaker controls Mueller’s budget, the scope of his investigation, what charges can and cannot be pursued, etc.

            >>> By the way, Bob Mueller is a rock-ribbed Republican and has been all his life.

            Yes he is a deep state RINO. Your point?

  5. shotho November 30, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    Wouldn’t it be interesting to read the future history of this time, probably recording it as the end of representative democracy in our time?

    • JimInFlorida November 30, 2018 at 10:37 am #

      Ayn Rand already did that in her novel, “Anthem,” but, she didn’t properly understand the Muses who were narrating that future to her.

      An epiphany made me realize that the protagonist, Equality 7-2521 is NOT the hero. The hero is Collective 0-0009!

      Equality 7-2521 was a young fool who was toying with the relics of a nation and time that had gone insane. Collective 0-0009 LIVED THROUGH THE INSANITY AND COLLAPSE THAT WE ARE ENTERING INTO! He remembered why it was necessary to put Society into a straight-jacket to keep it from committing suicide.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm #

        Well said and in an interesting way for those of us who read that. Man made Law must be based on Natural Law and Divine Law. Otherwise, as St Augustine said, the nation is no more than a band of brigands living off the people who pay protection to them.

        Rand’s idea of little or no Law, is just adolescent fantasy. It’s ok for people to be free to choose some things, like whether to drink OJ or AJ. But for many things, there is no choice except to do what is Right. To try and subsume the latter into the former is simply ruinous.

        • spaceis411 December 2, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

          James–

          how is it you assume that only divine inspiration leads to a reasonable outcome?

          and you value the will of the individual very lightly; “orange or apple juice”–really?

          sorry, but i’ll take my inspiration over that over your deity every time.

          • spaceis411 December 2, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

            apologies–in my haste, i misspelled your name.

      • Eoin November 30, 2018 at 8:26 pm #

        Missed you Jim !

    • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 11:38 am #

      Representative government died over the last couple of generations. Who does Congress represent now? Certainly not their constituents! Lobbyists, party, the bureaucracy, they run the Deep State.

      And every one of them hates Trump who wants to bust up the Deep State.

      • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

        Yeah, Trump wants to bust up the deep state and make it his personal fiefdom. Nice, for him, but not for anyone else. Kinda of a Putin wannabe, eh? Do you really want to be led by a dope like Trump?

        • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

          Perfectly said. Do you really want to be led by a dope like Trump?

  6. K-Dog November 30, 2018 at 10:06 am #

    Interesting, but when a conquering army captures a steel plant in a war, don’t they make steel?

    “For instance, who is going to review the chain of decisions among the FISA judges who approved of warrants made in bad faith to spy on US citizens?”

    Including a certain dog who’s only crime is barking loudly on the internet! Finding out something I wasn’t supposed to know about was not a crime.

    Who? Nobody. Control has passed but the new game will be same as the old game. The idea that Trump is going to become some kind of decency justice warrior is a fantasy.

    Trump will declassify what he wants to declassify and he won’t declassify anything he does not want to declassify. If declassifying anything restricts state power it won’t be done.

    The most lavishly credentialed elite in history believe the most preposterous “stories,” or, surely even worse, pretend to believe them for political advantage.

    There is no end to the pretending. Fourth graders can evaluate the scientific record of global warming and reach the conclusion that it is real. For adults to pretend the science is not there is willful self deception.

    This new boss is the same as the old boss. He will simple ruin the nation in a different way. If Trump is walking any moral high ground there would be an explosion in Riyadh.

    • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 10:16 am #

      No they do not make steel Dog, they disassemble the plant and ship the equipment back home to make another steel plant . Read “The Arms of Krupp”. Occupied territories always revert back to the original owners eventually so you steal what you can while you hold it. You have to consider the logistics.

      • K-Dog November 30, 2018 at 10:26 am #

        You are splitting hairs and I have a lot of hairs to split. They still wind up making steel. My analogy is that the federal nation has cyber tools and they are not going to stop using them. They are drunk with a power the American public does not even know they have.

        I hope you enjoyed the video link I put in my last paragraph. The video matches the music well.

        • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 10:56 am #

          Women’s clothing ads? No Dog, I don’t get it.

          • K-Dog December 1, 2018 at 2:15 am #

            Well, the first link, which tested correctly was:

            The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again

            But not this video. Different video same music. Shortly after I went to work the deep state did a switcheroo!

            They replaced a really nice video accompaniment to:

            “Won’t Get Fooled Again”

            We’ll be fighting in the streets
            With our children at our feet
            And the morals that they worship will be gone
            And the men who spurred us on
            Sit in judgement of all wrong
            They decide and the shotgun sings the song

            I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
            Take a bow for the new revolution
            Smile and grin at the change all around
            Pick up my guitar and play
            Just like yesterday
            Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
            We don’t get fooled again

            The change, it had to come
            We knew it all along
            We were liberated from the fold, that’s all
            And the world looks just the same
            And history ain’t changed
            ‘Cause the banners, they are flown in the last war

            I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
            Take a bow for the new revolution
            Smile and grin at the change all around
            Pick up my guitar and play
            Just like yesterday
            Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
            We don’t get fooled again
            No, no!

            I’ll move myself and my family aside
            If we happen to be left half alive
            I’ll get all my papers and smile at the sky
            Oh I know that the hypnotized never lie
            Do ya?

            There’s nothing in the streets
            Looks any different to me
            And the slogans are replaced, by the bye
            And a parting on the left
            Is now a parting on the right
            And the beards have all grown longer overnight

            I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
            Take a bow for the new revolution
            Smile and grin at the change all around
            Pick up my guitar and play
            Just like yesterday
            Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
            We don’t get fooled again
            Don’t get fooled again
            No, no!

            Meet the new boss
            Same as the old boss

            With a damn clothing ad!

    • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:32 am #

      Equivocation on everything makes everything meaningless.

  7. Walter B November 30, 2018 at 10:11 am #

    It is a Standoff indeed Jim and not a Mexican one, although they too have a part to play depending upon what we “choose to pretend to believe”. Isn’t it amazing that what used to be a functioning government is now a hollow shell of geriatric toadies who do nothing, fix nothing, accomplish nothing? Sucking the system dry of all of the cash and assets they can does not count as an accomplishment IMHO, although they appear to consider it so. It is hard to look forward to the two more years of this rabid cat fight that we have ahead of us until who knows what happens then. A re-election and four more years of rabid cat fight, or a Rabid Hillary hell bent on revenge for keeping her out of the Cat House for so long? Wow, the future sucks and the past no longer exists. I guess that leaves us with the moment only. Damn that isn’t much.

  8. darrell dullnig November 30, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    Apparently, we must have civil war. Whenever there arises a situation in which none of the principal players will be candid with each other, the most extreme mutual animosity must be assumed. There are no statesmen to be had. There will be real fighting, and soon.

    • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 10:21 am #

      The son of a bitch is leading us straight into civil war.

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

        It has been a long time coming and it was Obama who made sure to let us know how much the lower and middle classes of America are hated by the wealthy and cosmopolitan. Much of the left wants this civil war anyway and stop pretending they don’t.

        • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

          SSL,

          We might as well get the ass whupping underway if that’s what the red states insist on having. I am pretty sure it will end the way the last one did. But, if you must…

          JDH

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

            You think too conventionally JDH. If you get the war you wish for it will be asymetrical, guerilla warfare, house to house and such. You should always be careful what you wish for.

      • sophia November 30, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

        All the warmongering provocation is coming from the left.

        • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm #

          Yeah like what happened in Charlottesville

          • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 6:34 pm #

            A Leftist Professor boasted about pointing a gun at Mr Fields. It WILL come out in the trial, but whether the media is willing to report this and about the howling mob that attacked his car is another question.

            He may get off or get off very lightly. But of course if you people have your way he’ll be railroaded into a Life sentence. Thus it’s a test of power between Good (that’s us) and Evil (that’s you).

    • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:31 am #

      You are correct darrell. Negotiations don’t work with people who are only interested in destroying you.

  9. Ol' Scratch November 30, 2018 at 10:15 am #

    Lawyers, guns, and money will be the recurring theme for whatever remains of the great empire’s day in the sun. I’m betting guns win the day, just as they always do in the end, but can’t say for whom just yet. It should be a modestly entertaining skirmish for those of us not caught up in it directly.

    • Georges1202 November 30, 2018 at 10:19 am #

      A million plus lawyers can create a hairball even Alex the Great couldn’t slice though.

      Never underestimate them. As Danny DeVito said in ‘Other People’s Money’ : “Lawyers are like nuclear weapons – both sides have them and if anyone ever uses them the fuck everything up”

  10. EvelynV November 30, 2018 at 10:21 am #

    One would think that the hanky panky with Saudi Arabia and the protean oil situation would draw a certain blogger who chanted peak oil until his throat gave out to take a moment away from either grousing about gender issues or lamenting about the bullying of the poor Ghastly Goblin of Ghoulishness to say a few words relevant to his bedrock theme of the last dozen years or more.

    • Georges1202 November 30, 2018 at 10:23 am #

      Amen to that. This defending the Great Shithead of our time is really getting old.

      • NoLongerHuman November 30, 2018 at 10:45 am #

        The Oil story has a lot more intrigue than these tainted Trump stories.

        Why did Trump allow so many countries exceptions to the Iranian oil sanctions?

        Why is the US finally raising a fuss about Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses?

        Is Trump and the US itself trying to keep the price of oil low so that Powell can stop lifting rates?

        After all we can’t let the 10 year go to 4%

        Who is the biggest winner of all this cheap oil? China?

      • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:28 am #

        Then stop reading. And quit harassing someone who has every right to speak his mind.

        • Georges1202 November 30, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

          I understand your snittiness – indeed I do. I can’t imagine what it must be like to champion that ridiculous baboon pretending to be the CEO of America, Inc.

          You sound like a Millennial. Millennials are weaned in a world of likes and when they come upon opposing views they always resort to the ‘well, leave then’ huff…

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

            I am a millennial and am fully capable and willing to go toe to toe with you Mr. Georges. I don’t run 😉 and I am not afraid at all of your opposing view.

    • tdarr1234 November 30, 2018 at 10:36 am #

      No, he’s to far down the rabbit hole of right wing conspiracy tropes.

  11. mdhendler November 30, 2018 at 10:21 am #

    If someone says that there is a conspiracy of the FBI, CIA, Justice Department, NSA, all the agencies and departments of the US government, and also the intelligence agencies of the UK, and all the established media publishers and broadcasters that have been around for decades, then that just might be a sign that this someone is a crazy conspiracy theorist.

    • tdarr1234 November 30, 2018 at 10:38 am #

      Amen to that. I’m afraid he has crossed the line into nut job land.

    • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 11:00 am #

      Anyone that professes to trust those agencies, any of them especially the political hack men and women placed in top positions by their powerful buddies is a simpleton.

      • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 11:04 am #

        I was cut off by a wayward keyboard……Those of us who know and have known many of the men and women that work the daily line jobs that these agencies perform, if they are honest, will tell you, yes they all do their best to do the right thing, but the leadership is all sold out, sorry. There is the problem. Not so much a conspiracy as a grand scale sellout for personal gain and cash for wealthy masters. In fact, that is pretty much America as a nation, like it or not.

        • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:25 am #

          I disagree. There are many ordinary people who are good people who are not sellouts to anything. There is also a conspiracy to take this nation down and replace it and all other sovereign nations with a Global Government. The Elite are not only in it for personal enrichment and gain, they are in it to fulfill the Elitist notion of One World Governance.

          • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 11:39 am #

            But that is what I said SSL, the regular folks doing the regular jobs at the NSA, the FBI the DOD, they are almost all honest and decent, I know a few personally and can attest to that. It is the leadership that is sold out.

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:43 am #

            I should have been more precise Walter. I disagreed with the “In fact, that is pretty much America as a nation, like it or not.” I took that as more of a broad brush against the whole populace. There are many who have given in to those things for sure, but there are many good people as you say. So yes we are in agreement :-).

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:43 am #

            And I still do think there is more of a conspiracy that is going on between the very connected and very powerful.

          • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

            Agreed SSL and yes you caught me once again failing to use my favorite statement of “far too many Americans” selling out. Every one that refuses to do so adds to the hope that even if it all falls down, some may be saved.

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

            No problem Walter, I way also reading quickly and multi-tasking ;-).

    • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 11:30 am #

      Or that quite possibly it is absolute truth, and we are getting very close to a globalist takeover by a very scary group of elitist plutocrats.

      • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 11:45 am #

        AND. Trump is an elitist plutocrat who is trying to tear down the elitist global takeover. They are scared to death of him and consider him a traitor to their cause. Which he is. Choose your side!

        • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

          Trump is a self-serving, narcissistic man who lacks even the most basic morality. He will ONLY say and do what’s good for him and his family. He’s a common swindler. One need only read the record.

          JD

          • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

            “”______”is a self-serving, narcissistic man who lacks even the most basic morality. He will ONLY say and do what’s good for him and his family. He’s a common swindler. One need only read the record.”

            Feel free to fill in the blank with any of these Bad Boys as well. Obama, Bush, Clinton, Regan, Johnson. So what is the point?

    • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

      Tin foil hat time.

    • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

      Yeah, it doesn’t take the most lavishly credentialed elite in history to see that what we have here is a refusal to believe. Any community college student can clearly see that anyone who believes in such a vast conspiracy is no doubt an Alex Jones clone. Sorry.

      JDH

  12. EvelynV November 30, 2018 at 10:40 am #

    I got a taste of what Janet’s indignation was about.

    My initial post today lasted about five minutes…my, my, Jim prefers sycophants.

    Here is an encore presentation….

    One would think that the hanky panky with Saudi Arabia and the protean oil situation would draw a certain blogger who chanted peak oil until his throat gave out to take a moment away from either grousing about gender issues or lamenting about the bullying of the poor Ghastly Goblin of Ghoulishness to say a few words relevant to his bedrock theme of the last dozen years or more.

    • EvelynV November 30, 2018 at 10:42 am #

      Ooops! My mistake…

      Sorry Jim, guess I’m still oversensitive to the last time it happened.

    • James Howard Kunstler November 30, 2018 at 10:47 am #

      Evelyn– You’re hallucinating, I did not remove your post. — JHK

      • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:40 am #

        Some people :-). Prophets are always hated by their people.

        • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 11:46 am #

          Because prophets tell the truth.

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

            Yes and the truth is a double edged sword. It liberates, and it destroys.

        • SpeedyBB December 2, 2018 at 11:50 am #

          SSL: NEMO PROFETA IN PATRIA.

          (Use all caps because the Romans didn’t have lower case, poor darlings.)

          • SoftStarLight December 2, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

            Yes, always the outcast. Most people can’t handle clear visions. They’re not always pleasing and can be elusive, as Truth sometimes seems.

  13. pequiste November 30, 2018 at 10:42 am #

    Fine analysis of the shituayshun as usual JHK, but there is one over-arching point I’d like for you to consider:

    Is the colourful and classic comedic phrase “Chinese fire drill”, which could not describe the endogenous idiocy of the contemporary American federal political muddle, considered rayciss, or at minimum, cultural appropriation by any chance?

    The Chinese and Russians must be laughing their asses off watching the spectacle of American hubris gone wild in Baghdad-on-the-Potomac, while other, more serious preparations are made by them, on financial, diplomatic, economic, and military fronts.

    Not to worry tho’; despite the Deep State deep doo-doo, the NCAA football playoffs are on tap for this weekend!

  14. FincaInTheMountains November 30, 2018 at 10:45 am #

    If there are thousands you shouldn’t have any problem naming one. Do it. == SeeWolf

    Actually, former FBI Director Comey did it already – it is the fact that Hillary somehow – nobody knows how – had transferred top secret US intelligence data from inside US Government secure environment onto her own, UNSECURED private in-a-basement server.

    There is just NO LEGAL WAY to do it.

    Just that is enough for her to get in jail under US Espionage Act.

    • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

      I think this has already been adjudicated if I am not mistaken. No charges.

      JDH

  15. Pucker November 30, 2018 at 10:48 am #

    I heard that 81 year old, half blind Bill Cosby is helping his fellow prison inmates to improve their diet. God, I admire Cosby’s fortitude…. Bill Cosby is a fighter, like Rocky….

    • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 10:53 am #

      Yes but he was the only human being that ever used drugs to get sex out of women! What’s that you say, there were others? My, my who’d a thunk it?

    • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 11:24 am #

      Ex post facto. People cannot be charged and punished for crimes that were not crimes, the law did not exist, at the time it was committed.

      Does anyone remember the environment that Hugh Hefner created around himself in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Does anybody understand what the Bohemian club is all about? Does anybody realize what elitist males were all about in that time period and how their standing depended on their sexual conquests, i.e. Power? That was reality!

      Now we have a group of #metoo frustrated females that want to punish all men, especially white men. If ex post facto was being enforced, this would not be happening. Something about statute of limitations. The relationship between men and women havs changed enormously in the past few decades, both sides. Men have learned to back off with the sexual BS, and women have learned they do not have to depend on their sexual draw from men to survive. Punishing events in a different moral world should be illegal.

  16. chipshot November 30, 2018 at 10:59 am #

    Does anyone know who broke the Russiagate story, or where it originated?

    HRC and the DNC had plenty of motive to create such a story, as a way to distract from the shenanigans in the Dem primary and the Clintons involvement w Russia and uranium.

    • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 11:12 am #

      I think the DNC had noted the erosion of the obvious win by Hillary and Hillary was unwell enough to not be able to counter Trump in the last few weeks. What could they do to torpedo Trump without Hillary available? The rest is history, or will be history if it is ever totally exposed.

      BTW, prior to the 2016, both parties had significant relationships with Russia, doing business with all levels, Bill And Hill with $500000 speeches and Trumpers with real estate deals. The important thing is that the Dems decided to use RUSSIA AS THE SCPEGOAT. Both sides have tried to outmaneuver the other. Who was at fault in 2016? Both! How can we get rid of the whole nest of vipers in DC.

      Arizona got rid of Flake. And elected Sinema. Which may be an improvement.

      • chipshot November 30, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

        “prior to the 2016, both parties had significant relationships with Russia, doing business with all levels, Bill And Hill with $500000 speeches and Trumpers with real estate deals.”

        No doubt about that, but wheres the evidence Trump colluded w Russia to hack or influence the election? And why are so many buying it?

        • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

          Because for them, reality is something they conjure up in their own heads and does not require proof. It’s all about “feelings” don’t you know/

    • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

      Russiagate was Team Hillary—and it happened right after the DNC email hack. Instead of focussing on the fact that we had clear evidence of collusion between Hillary and the DNC to thwart Bernie Sanders in the DNC primary, a concerted effort was initiated to redirect attention away from that collusion to a fabricated one they hoped would undermine Trump at the polls. Hence Russiagate was born.

      When these allegations were first made, no one thought Trump would win, so they were treated with the skepticism they deserved. Here’s the NYT, for example, just two weeks after the allegations of Trump-Russia collusion were formally made: Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia.

      It was only after Trump became POTUS that the Left, the MSM, and the “deep state” (FBI, DoJ, etc.) latched onto anything and everything they could to undermine Trump. If Hillary had won, it’s extremely unlikely that we would have ever heard about “Russia collusion” ever again, as it would have underminded Hillary’s own claim of POTUS legitimacy.

  17. JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 11:00 am #

    Interesting story. Facebook COO ordered an investigation of George Soros. No more details yet. But the media reaction was typical. Instead of wondering what she was interested to find out about that SOB, that jumped all over Facebook for “attacking” Soros, and being anti-Semitic. Watch this get buried fast. I hope it blows sky high. Someone needs to investigate this short selling SOB.

  18. Luhrenloup November 30, 2018 at 11:12 am #

    Candidate Trump said he was going to drain the swamp. He seems to have jumped in and is doing mighty fine with the gang:

    On declassifying documents:

    “If they want to play tough, I will do it,” Trump told the Post in an interview Wednesday. “They will see how devastating those pages are.”

    “Some things maybe the public shouldn’t see because they are so bad,” Trump said, making clear it wasn’t damaging to him, but to others. “Maybe it’s better that the public not see what’s been going on with this country.”

    Heaven forbid that the people be exposed. They might even do something about it.

    • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 11:23 am #

      Candidate Obama promised that he would repeal the Patriot Act and end the War in Afghanistan, both blatant lies. And besides a new record for golf outings, did nothing but bring us all to the brink of the civil war that is now facing us. If nothing else, Donald Trump is pissing off both sides of the political hack aisles and that at least is something that needed to be done in a big way. Screw ’em both.

      • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:26 am #

        Now I completely agree with you there. Elites from both sides need to be taken down. And yes, they are all over the place and in every political party. It is an insidious problem.

      • EvelynV November 30, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

        Come on Walter…

        10 minutes after he stepped into the oval office some men in dark suits stepped in with, “Mister President, please follow us and give us a few moments of your time, please.”

        After stepping out of the room they took him to 20 minutes later, he emerged grim faced and wondering how it those films taken from the grassy knoll had remained unknown even from the lackey Warren Commission.

        After that, some things on his to do list went unattended.

        • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

          I know that this happened just as certainly as if I were standing in the room besides him when it happened. You hit that nail right on the head Evelyn.

          • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

            So why do you blame Obama for that and not the perpetrators? Why do you insist on protecting a scum bag like Trump? I really don’t get it.

          • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

            I am not singling out Obama, they are all simply puppets, and being that I cannot grasp why so many whiners bitch and moan about it. Trump is no puppet like those before him, though what exactly is IS, well that remains to be seen. I do not trust any of them, but Hillary Clinton is evil scum, sorry but I am still celebrating her loss.

        • chipshot November 30, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

          I agree w Walter B, SoftStarLight (a first), and EvelynV.

          Obama fell way short, elites from both sides need to be taken down, and Obama was handcuffed by elites/permanent state.

          • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 2:09 pm #

            True enough, but Trump is our savior? Can’t buy that one.

          • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 7:38 pm #

            I do not think so either jd, but a vote for HRC was a vote for murder as the means to an end. I think we should utilize the next two years searching for a decent alternative instead of allowing ourselves to be distracted by the Kabuki Theater that we are being force fed. I do not like forced feedings, how about you?

      • Nightowl December 4, 2018 at 8:14 am #

        Well, he did repeal an act — Smith Mundt, which is one reason our MSM has begun to push propaganda within the US that is so laughable and devoid of evidence that you’d think you were reading articles at theOnion.com.

    • Luhrenloup November 30, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

      Well there you have it, folks. We’re getting fxcked no matter who’s on the throne!

      • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

        Sad yet true. There is only one legal alternative and that is camouflage. Stay below the radar. Do not play their game which most importantly means that you remain debt free. Never, NEVER underestimate the value of that my friend, never.

        • capt spaulding November 30, 2018 at 8:15 pm #

          “Remain debt free.” Absolutely, Mr.B, I have lived beneath my means in order to guarantee that that remains the case, and have never regretted it.

        • Luhrenloup November 30, 2018 at 8:28 pm #

          Yes, Walter, one has a spirit, a soul, that has nothing to do with society’s madness. Haruki Murakami, whose writing I admire greatly has been quoted as saying that, “Everyone deep in their hearts is waiting for the end of the world to come.” People are not fooled. They know. Accepting it is another story.

  19. SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:18 am #

    You are right Mr. K. The Elite are posers and pretenders. The “smart” people don’t know how to negotiate reality. It is actually sad. They won’t be able to touch President Trump. Their crimes far exceed anything he has ever done. If they do remove him from office somehow, they won’t know what hit them. Millions upon millions see him as the only hope to unseat the Globalist Elite, who have done their best to bring this country to ruin. When people no longer have hope anything is possible. Let’s just say the last civil war will seem like a picnic.

    • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 11:35 am #

      You see that’s the thing I don’t get. Why do they see him as their savior? Why? What has he done in the past to merit that lofty title? What particular moral standing does he have? He’s not self made. He’s destroyed as many jobs as he’s created. What? Tell me something, anything.

      • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:38 am #

        I told you why. He isn’t part of the Global Elite. We are all fallen and I have no misconception that he is some sort of Saint. He is just like all of us. Mistakes have been made. But, he is the only thing we have at this point standing between us and the outright death of the country. What is your solution? Liberal ideas have done nothing but led us to the place we are now. And I will go ahead and cede to you that many Republicans and “Conservatives” have been pied pipers as well.

        • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

          You keep repeating that meme without any justification. He’s the only thing standing between us and the outright death of our country because….. complete that sentence. And don’t say because he is not part of the Global Elite. Non-sequitor.

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 6:56 pm #

            There is no because. It is a black and white choice. That is why the sentence ended with the appropriate period.

        • chipshot November 30, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

          “Liberal ideas have done nothing but led us to the place we are now.”

          What?! Such as?

          Try trickle down economics, climate denial, and excessive military spending and warmongering, all conservative ideas. With little, if any, pushback from elite Dems, I might add.

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm #

            Oh dear let’s see – open borders, unlimited immigration, Globalism, the dissolution of the military, placating Iran and North Korea, cultivating ISIS, lawlessness, moral and cultural relativism, White genocide…..You know, just to name a few liberal sacred cows….

          • chipshot December 1, 2018 at 10:31 am #

            SoftStarLIght: drunk on Fox/Limbaugh nonsense.
            As Trump might say, sad, so sad.

          • SoftStarLight December 1, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

            Then what is the magic medicine to make me all better chipshot? I feel fine now :-).

      • capt spaulding November 30, 2018 at 11:59 am #

        When Trump began his campaign, I didn’t know much about him. After watching him campaign for the nomination, and listening to his crude and demeaning remarks about the other Republicans, I began thinking he was a no class guy. As time went by, and he became president, I saw that he never pretended to be anything else. I thought “W” was an embarrassment for the country, but I’ve never seen anything like Trump in my life. The fact that a man like this was able to become president absolutely floors me. I agree that the government is hopelessly corrupted, but that doesn’t mean that Trump isn’t as well. I swear that he could get caught buried to the hilt in the backside of a sheep, and there would still be people who would defend him. Like I said, I had nothing against him when this all began, but just seeing his behavior and listening to what he says and does, scares the hell out of me. I have to agree with the people on this blog about the prospects for the collapse of this country, and like I’ve said before, I fear for the future . Democracy is more fragile than people think. There has been a lot more totalitarianism throughout history than there have been Democracies. Just because because we have lived in a period of history where there have been more of them, doesn’t mean that they or we will endure.

        • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

          Ok, so he can be crude and rude. I understand and respect your opinion. But at this point I didn’t see anyone super sweet running for President so what is our real choice other than a revolution/civil war? I mean it’s almost like we are supposed to be in box because we are scared of bad behavior. If you are troubled now then you are going to be REALLY troubled with the things to come. Someone much worse may come. But it also may mean that our house is finally cleaned up.

          • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

            I thought John Kasich was a reasonable choice. Better than Trump by a long shot.

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

            Are you kidding me?

        • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

          If you watched the Apprentice, you saw Trump. He is a tough New York real estate mogul who has always won his way with bluster and a good counterpunch. Ask yourself, we had 16 other GOP candidates and two Democratic candidates, I include Bernie, that could not match his techniques with the Independents in America. Why is that? Do people feel that the government is out of control, and do they feel that a blowhard, tough, cynical, sarcastic president is the only way something will happen the “fix” the Federal government. Maybe the real situation is that to control the biggest group of assholes in the history of the world, one needs a bigger badder asshole. You complain about W., people complain about the Namby Pemby Carter for just folding to the Deep State. I want the baddest president we can get to tear apart that rotten cesspool. Yeah, I voted for Trump, and will again, it took 50 years of Federal malfeasance to get us here, it will take much longer than four toneight of badass to undo the damage.

          • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

            If you watched the Apprentice????? Are you fucking kidding me? You voted for this man because what he did on a television show. You do know that reality TV is fiction? It is scripted. You do know that?

          • capt spaulding November 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

            I never watched the Apprentice. I agree that the govt. is out of control. I understand why the Tea Party formed, and I understand why Bernie was popular. People on both sides were sick of the corruption in Wash DC. I don’t think that Trump was the answer, however. I suspect that he is as corrupt as every other billionaire out there. What I’m guessing, is that if anything unfavorable about Trump comes out of the Mueller probe, it’ll raise a shit storm on both sides, and further destabilize the country. When nobody trusts any media whatsoever, then everything becomes “fake news” if it’s something people don’t like. There’s no way to check it if it’s all fake. That means chaos. If things erupt, I’m well able to look out for me and mine, I learned how in the service. It’s just that given the current climate, I don’t see a reasonable resolution presenting itself. Personally, I’m in condition yellow, and expect to be so for the forseeable future. All I can say is good luck to all of us.

          • chipshot November 30, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

            Bernie could not match his (Trump’s) techniques with Independents?

            How do you know?? Bernie was cheated out of a primary victory (by HRC and the DNC), so we don’t know how he would’ve done w Independents. But there is plenty of reason to believe he would have done quite well.

          • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

            Mogul? That remains to be seen. Let’s reserve judgment on that until we see his tax returns, yeah? He talks about developing projects. No, he lends his name and takes a fee for it. Big difference.

            I think we’ll be surprised how small his fortune is compared to his boasting.

            JDH

          • capt spaulding November 30, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

            Chipshot: I didn’t say anything about Bernie not matching Trump. I said I understand why Bernie was popular, nothing more.

          • chipshot November 30, 2018 at 4:16 pm #

            capt spaulding: my comment was directed at JohnAZ, he claimed Bernie could not compete w Trump when it came to Independents. You are much more reasonable (and NOT a Foxist, I trust).

          • capt spaulding November 30, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

            chipshot: My apologies.

      • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

        1. Attempted to put control on the inflow of low skilled immigrants to control the impact on our labor pool.

        2. Reduce the regulation of business to allow progress and allow the “little guys” more access to the marketplace without being squeezed out by the corporations. Remember Tucker, the car Tucker?

        3. Reducing the influx of capital to the Federal government, which is like flushing it down the proverbial toilet.

        4. Slow the globalization of American business and the consequent outflow of jobs.

        5. USMCA, a model for future trade deals where the US will no longer give away its economy to foreign countries.

        6. Stabilization of the nuclear situation in NOKO, opening dialogue with the leaders of both Koreas.

        7. Getting Europe to realize they need to support themselves and quit feeding on the USA military. USMCA has been noticed by Europe, as NAFTA was supposed to be, before the corporate whores destroyed it.

        7. Acknowledged the ascendancy of China into a no. 2 threat economically. Still working this one.

        8. Utilized low level tariffs to try to negotiate new trade deals with the world. First result, USMCA, Europe next, then China. This is one area the Elite hate him for, he will not kowtow to the business elites.

        9. Supported his party in the midterms with rallies, over and over. Probably responsible for the retention of the Senate by the GOP.

        • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

          And yet some people are just never happy! He is doing all he can despite the unprecedented, never-before-seen opposition.

          • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 7:29 pm #

            You have a short memory concerning Repuglican opposition: Merrit Garland.

            JDH

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 9:54 pm #

            The RINOs let Barack have most everything he wanted including Sotomayer and Kagan. Gee, my memory serves me pretty well but thanks for the history class JDH!

        • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

          1.It’s a testament to President Donald Trump’s capacity for malice that his deportation policy has terrified more while deporting less. Arrests by his administration’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2017 were about half what they were during President Barack Obama’s peak years, 2010 and 2011, according to a new report by the Migration Policy Institute.

          During Obama’s first term, when he was laying the groundwork for what he hoped would be a comprehensive bargain on immigration, his administration aggressively enforced immigration law. ICE arrests peaked at more than 300,000 annually in 2010 and 2011. Deportations from the American interior — in other words, not of people apprehended near the border — surpassed 200,000 in both those years, also about twice the number reached in 2017. Pro-immigrant groups took to calling Obama the “deporter in chief.”

          2.Below, please find the list of Trump’s 67 completed regulatory eliminations or reductions. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior have the most, at 16 and 12, respectively. Note that, among the 67, nine appear to be revocations or alterations of sub-regulatory guidance or orders. While guidance need reform, Trump is clearly on to it.

          Regulatory Reform: Completed Actions Fiscal Year 2017

          This chart excerpts executive branch agency E.O 13771 deregulatory actions completed in Fiscal Year 2017. (See original at OMB.)

          Department of Agriculture (5)

          Importation of Bone-in Ovine Meat from Uruguay RIN: 0579-AE21
          Importation of Fresh Persimmon with Calyxes from Japan into the U.S. RIN: 0579-AE27
          Importation of Fresh Pitahaya Fruit from Ecuador into the Continental U.S. RIN: 0579-AE12
          Importation of Hass Avocados from Colombia RIN: 0579-AE29
          Republic of Korea Orchids Imported in Growing Media RIN: 0579-AE24
          Department of Commerce (7)

          Capital Construction Fund; Fishing Vessel Capital Construction Fund Procedures RIN: 0648-AW57
          Framework Action to Modify Commercial Permit Restrictions for King and Spanish Mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Federal Waters RIN: 0648-BG56
          Framework Amendment to the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan; Change to Pacific Mackerel Management Cycle From an Annual to Biennial Specification Schedule RIN: 0648-BF96
          Regulatory Omnibus Framework Adjustment to Modify Reporting Requirements for Electronic Vessel Trip Reports by Federally-Permitted For-Hire Vessels and Operators in the Mid-Atlantic Region RIN: 0648-BG60
          Repeal of Regulations Governing the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program RIN: 0660-AA34
          Timing of Accountability Measure-Based Closures Amendment RIN: 0648-BG29
          Withdrawal of Proposed Rule for Protected Species Hard Caps for the California/Oregon Large-Mesh Drift Gillnet Fishery RIN: 0648-BG23
          Department of Health and Human Services (7)

          Food Labeling; Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments; Extension of Compliance Date; Request for Comments RIN: 0910-AG57
          FDA De Novo Classifications
          Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Certification Program guidance
          Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the LongTerm Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2018 Rates (CMS-1677-F) RIN: 0938-AS98
          FDA Medical Device Notices
          FY 2018 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (CMS-1671F) RIN: 0938-AS99
          Changes to the Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control and Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) Programs in Response to the Affordable Care Act (CMS-6068-F) RIN: 0938-AS74
          Department of Homeland Security (4)

          Equivalency Determination for ‘‘Marine Charts,’’ ‘‘Charts,’’ or ‘‘Maps,’’ ‘‘Publications,’’ and Navigation Functions—Notice of Availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 01–16 Change 1
          Exercise of Time-Limited Authority To Increase the Fiscal Year 2017 Numerical Limitation for the H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Program RIN: 1615-AC12
          Hazard Mitigation Assistance Acquisition Projects: Hydraulic Fracturing and Horizontal Directional Drilling FEMA Policy 302-094-03
          Jones Act Ruling Rescission
          Department of Interior (12)

          Effectuating Congressional Nullification of the Stream Protection Rule under the Congressional Review Act RIN: 1029-AC63
          Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reinstatement of Removal of the Gray Wolf in Wyoming from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife RIN: 1018-BC04
          Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Population of Grizzly Bears From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife RIN: 1018-BA41
          Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Hualapai Mexican Vole From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife RIN: 1018-AX99
          Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Scarlet-Chested Parakeet and Turquoise Parakeet From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife RIN: 1018-BB29
          Migratory Bird Permits; Control Order for Introduced Migratory Bird Species in Hawaii (Cattle Egrets and Barn Owls) RIN: 1018-AZ69
          Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife and Public Participation and Closure Procedures on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska RIN: 1018-BA31
          Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf—Lease Continuation Through Operations RIN: 1014-AA35
          Order No. 3346 “Revocation of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Director’s Order No. 219 (Use of Nontoxic Ammunition and Fishing Tackle)”
          Repeal of Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform Rule RIN: 1012-AA20
          Subsistence Handicrafts RIN: 1018-BB24
          OMB Control No. 1018-0101, Monitoring Recovered Species After Delisting—American Peregrine Falcon
          Department of Labor (7)

          Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness (Volks) RIN: 1218-AC84
          Definition of Fiduciary – Delay of Applicability Date RIN: 1210-AB79
          Exercise of Time-Limited Authority to Increase the FY 2017 Numerical Limitation for the H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Program RIN: 1205-AB84
          Federal-State Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 Provision on Establishing Appropriate Occupations for Drug Testing of Unemployment Compensation Applicants RIN: 1205-AB63
          Guidance for Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” RIN: 1290-ZA02
          Savings Arrangements Established by Qualified State Political Subdivisions for Non-Governmental Employees RIN: 1210-AB76
          Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees RIN: 1210-AB71
          Department of the Treasury (4)

          Dividend Equivalents from Sources within the United States RIN: 1545-BN76
          IRS Notice 2017-36, One Year Delay in Application of IRS’ 385 rule (§ 1.385-2)
          Transactions Involving the Transfer of No Net Value. RIN: 1545-BI18
          Withholding on Payments of Certain Gambling Winnings. RIN: 1545-BN58
          Department of Transportation (2)

          Add New Electrical Safety Requirements during Normal Vehicle Use and Optional Post Crash Requirements to FMVSS No. 305 RIN: 2127-AL68
          Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform RIN: 2125-AF75
          Department of Veterans Affairs (1)

          Fisher House and Other Temporary Lodging. RIN: 2900-AP45
          Environmental Protection Agency (16)

          Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act; Further Delay of Effective Date RIN: 2050-AG91
          Amendment to Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries under CERCLA RIN: 2050-AG94
          Certification of Pesticide Applicators; Delay of Effective Date RIN: 2070-AK38
          Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule for the Analysis of Effluent RIN: 2040-AF48
          Compliance Date Extension; Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products RIN: 2070-AK35
          Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed as Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements RIN: 2070-AK39
          Labeling Relief; Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products RIN: 2070-AK30
          Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Electronic Reporting Requirements RIN: 2060-AS75
          Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources; Grant of Reconsideration and Partial Stay RIN: 2060-AT63
          Technical Amendments to Procedure 6 RIN: 2060-AS86
          Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and Phosphate Fertilizer Production Risk and Technology Review Reconsideration RIN: 2060-AT14
          Postponement of Certain Compliance Dates for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category RIN: 2040-AF76
          Revisions to Procedure 2—Quality Assurance Requirements for Particulate Matter Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems at Stationary Sources RIN: 2060-AT15
          Approval of Tennessee’s Request To Relax the Federal Reid Vapor Pressure Gasoline Volatility Standard for Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties; and Minor Technical Corrections for Federal Reid Vapor Pressure Gasoline Volatility Standards in Other Areas RIN: 2060-AT32
          Stay of Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for MSW Landfills. RIN: 2060-AT62
          OMB Control No. 2060-0705, Withdrawal of the 2016 Information Collection Effort for Oil and Gas Facilities
          Federal Acquisition Regulation (1)

          Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2017-015, Removal of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule RIN: 9000-AN52
          Small Business Administration (1)

          Miscellaneous Amendments to Business Loan Programs and Surety Bond Guarantee Program. RIN: 3245-AF85

          Which one of those help the little gut compete?
          3.No he has not because the Federal Government has no influx of capital.
          4. The outflow of jobs is primarily (>85%) due to automation. Already discussed and put to rest.
          5. His impact on trade deals is mixed. His tariffs hurt car companies and farmers.
          6. Kim Jong Un has been secretly testing ICBM’s.
          7. He’s destroying NATO, something that has kept the peace for 75 years. Why? His gut told him to do it. Not the devil. His equanimous gut.
          8. Low level. The trade deficit with China is 380 billion, and he is proposing tariffs on 250 billion, which is greater than 50%, so not low level
          9. Lost the House by 40 seats,

          • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

            Boy, do you sound like all the other Libs.

            1. How much does it cost in time and money to catch the illegals and deport them. Stop them before they get in. The wall will definitely cramp both of he traffickers and drug cartels style. The wall will cost an estimated 80 billion dollars, with today’s budgets, a pittance that will pay for itself quickly. Also, slow the drug flow. How can we do that when drugs are funding most of the elite lifestyle and thus the Deep State’s.

            2. Regulation slows the economy, period. Reduced regulation takes obstacles out of the way. Infrastructure will be ground to a halt by regulations as Obama found out.

            3. What do you call the taxes you are paying. You are right about one thing, the government never creates wealth or jobs, thus capital, that are not a house of cards. It only spends.

            4. Job loss was caused by automation, you are right. Domestic job loss. Even when jobs are moved back from overseas, they are automated to make us competitive. However, 35% corporate tax rates makes overseas attractive, as opposed to 19%.

            5. Question for you. How does the US make weapons for itself without a steel and aluminum industry? China has been ripping us off since WW2, just like Europe. It is time to stop. Remember that Trump and his crew’s goal is no tariffs, which the other countries puke on it because of their favorable status, tariffs wise.

            6. NOKO secretly testing nukes, we think. Not missiles, and in active conversations with SOKO on a regular basis. I think that is much better than lobbing missiles over Japan or towards Guam

            7. No, he is withdrawing the US a small percentage from NATO, and making them pay some of their own freight. We cannot afford this much longer. Why do you think we are 21 trillion in debt, maybe we are slightly overextended. Same with Japan.

            8. Did you bitch at Bush Sr. because he would not eat broccoli and ate pork rinds, like the liberal media did at the time.

            9. Lost the House by 40, much less than Obama in 2010, gained in the Senate where he directly had influence. Most of the Democratic gain were moderate Dems than ran not contesting Trump much, and are now contesting the Progressives actively. Just ask Pelosi. The effect of the switch will be much less than the ultra Left was hoping. We’ll see in 2020, when the non impact of the Dems shows itself.

          • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

            And you sound like all the Cons.
            1. Mexico was supposed to pay for the wall. I don’t hear that trope any more. Why don’t you just let the wall go the way of the pesos that never materialized.
            2. I worked in Oil & Gas and there are regulations that limited the amount of emissions that large recip engines at natural gas pumping stations could produce. Our job was to reduce those emissions. Those regulations created my job.
            3.Correct.
            4. Correct.
            5. Trump should keep his nose out of the free market. His tinkering will not end well. He has never shown any proclivity for creating wealth. His Daddy made him.
            6. North Korea is anybody’s guess.
            7. The national debt is the money supply. It’s like a banker’s tax.
            8. I don’t like broccoli either.
            9. The Dems will take the Senate and the White House in 2020. Because of GM, he just lost Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. He shot himself in the foot with those tariffs. Like I said, he should stay out of the markets. But he won’t.

          • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

            >>> It’s a testament to President Donald Trump’s capacity for malice that his deportation policy has terrified more while deporting less.

            Awsome. I wish Trump’s ability to deter illegal aliens was so absolute that we could end the Border Patrol and ICE, not build the wall, and save taxpayers a bundle.

            How idiotic of you to suggest that detering crime is worse than dealing with it after the fact.

          • Ol' Scratch November 30, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

            What’s crawled up your butt lately, Seawolf? A Lil’ J-Bot parasite perhaps? Might be time for a high colonic to flush that nasty critter out. Fill the crapper with strong bleach first, though. Don’t want that damn thing living on to infest anyone else.

          • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

            I’d take an anti depressant but I’m afraid I might kill myself.

          • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

            Don’t even joke about killing yourself, you have a long lifetime of suffering ahead of you. Relax and enjoy it.

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

            Now you should post how much all of those regulations cost.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 7:26 pm #

            Remember, he admitted to being half Central American. He simply doesn’t identify as a Historic American. So why would he support the Historic American Nation – a White Western Nation?

            He’s not and He doesn’t.

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 9:59 pm #

            I do. I thought maybe he would listen to reason, or I at least wanted to believe that. You’re right though.

    • So many liars November 30, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

      You said it exactly right. I’m one of those millions upon millions. Somehow through all the months of investigations and lies and coverups, I’ve maintained a hope that somehow truth and justice will prevail. If we lose that hope, I fear what comes next.

      • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

        I am glad you are one of us ;-). Don’t lose heart or faith. They want us too and that is why they smear President Trump and patriotic Americans every day. They want us to give up.

      • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

        You will see some justice soon, a bit after January 3rd. It won’t be long now. If he did nothing wrong, he has nothing to worry about, right? I will, however, bet dollars to donuts he’s a money launderer at the very least.

        JDH

    • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

      Flying around the globe, on a private jet, doing business in dozens of different countries and acting like you are above the law. Well, that’s the definition of a global elitist.

      By the way, do you know of anyone who has gold-plated bathroom fixtures, that is NOT a global elitist?

      The Trumps and his ilk are not your friends, even a little bit. The people who voted for him are mere suckers, just like the folks who paid good money to attend Trump University. Unfortunate, but true.

      JDH

      • capt spaulding November 30, 2018 at 2:35 pm #

        You’re right, jd, Trump was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. The only connection he has with common people is that he eats McDonald’s burgers, however to offset that, he shits on a gold plated toilet. I wonder if it has one of those little warm water spritzers on it? Wheeeeee.

        • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

          Born on third base and brags to anyone with ears how he hit this magnificent triple, probably the greatest triple ever seen on a baseball diamond, so beautiful that it actually turned the baseball diamond into a real diamond. Such a gem, such a beautiful gem. It’s worth a fortune now. The baseball and the diamond and me.

      • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 5:40 pm #

        There is no doubt that Donald Trump has been not only one of the financially elite since birth, but that he is also a CELEBRITY! And you know how little esteem I hold celebrities in, or you should. However DJT is no globalist, nor would they have him, Those Who Rule. I think that DJT likes the system as it is where he can make deals, run his corporations, and make lots of cash and probably likes have about half of this country at least tolerating him. The other half he probably laughs off and if he is reminded from time to time that so many hate him I would think that he would smile and reply that “Well I am president and they are just whining bitches”, or something to that effect. In any case the republicans AND the democrats had better get up off of their lazy corrupt asses and find us candidates with enough honesty and decency to at least give it a go two years from now. And NO, NOT HRC, please. Anything but that.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm #

          Yes, no Revolution can succeed without help from at least some of a renegade Elite. The movie “Braveheart” portrays this Fact. Trump may well be just such a person – if only there were more of them!

          • cbeard December 1, 2018 at 11:23 am #

            “a renegade Elite”, well put, I like that. It describes Trump well.

        • capt spaulding November 30, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

          The Presidency is considered public service, thus the custom of putting your investments in a blind trust. Trump himself says he didn’t do that. It looks to me like he wants the best of both worlds, and up to this point, he has them. Mueller may never get anything on Trump regarding Russia, however, the convictions Mueller has gotten so far were things discovered in the course of his investigation. None of Trump’s underlings were convicted of trying to fix the election, they have been convicted of lying to the FBI, or the Special Prosecutor. Now Trump says that Cohen is lying to get himself a lighter sentence, so he’s saying Cohen is now committing perjury again. I can’t help it, from everything I’ve seen Trump do, and the way he behaves, I can only think of him as billionaire trailer trash. That’s just one man’s opinion, but I suspect there are others out there who think the same thing. I want the same things you do, I just don’t think Trump is the man for the job.

  20. BikeDr November 30, 2018 at 11:42 am #

    The use of the “-gate” trope should have been retired long ago. A candidate doing illegal acts is different than a President doing them. The analogy obscures the wrong. The fact that DT’s dalliance with Russia, Russian oligarchs, and Russian hookers was known (though not quantified) BEFORE the election tends to exonerate him in my mind and indict the fools that elected him.

    As a taxpayer, the governmental alphabet soup of mutual investigations and suits with countersuits dressed up on TV as responsible governance has been sickening for a long time.

    • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 11:55 am #

      How does the government do absolutely nothing and keep their constituents voting for them. Investigations! Oversight! If a miracle happened and our government disappeared tomorrow, no one would notice. Think about it, fellow taxpayers, we have a government that has spent itself into a debt level of 21 trillion dollars. Is their one single person that feels that you have gotten your money’s worth?

  21. beantownbill. November 30, 2018 at 11:48 am #

    Sigh. So I looked forward to reading the latest JHK pearls of wisdom. What do I get in the comment section? A litany of mean, foul-mouth comments from Trump haters. Just what I wanted with my morning coffee (sarc.). Disagree with the dialog if you must, but at least be civil about it. Starting off reading the hate isn’t pleasant. Yeah, I know you guys will say I’m free to not read the posts if they annoy me, but a hearty fuck you to those who tell me what I can or cannot do.

    Anyone with even a vestigial brain stem knows that both sides of the aisle are equally corrupt. The Repubs just happen to presently occupy the Oval Office and control the Senate. Do you think there’d be less corruption if the Dems were in that position? If you think so, you’re an idiot. What you Trump-haters ought to consider is to grow a pair and act, not just disparage. BTW, I’m not a Trump admirer, but you rabid liberals, especially the non-citizens/non-residents, need to temper your comments.

    Last, but

    • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

      Bean Town,

      “What you Trump-haters ought to consider is to grow a pair and act, not just disparage.”

      I believe that’s exactly what we did last November 6th, no? We opened up a can of whup-ass on his orangeness that is going to keep giving for the next two years.

      Come on, lighten up, it’s going to be fun. And yeah, nice job Jim, really nice.

      JDH

      • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

        Hey i voted straight Dem, wasn’t enough to get Beto elected.

        • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

          That was a shame seawolf, Beto would have been great and still may be! Beto in 2020?

          JDH

        • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

          Lol, you voted for an Irishman pretending to be Hispanic. Classic Democrat style.

          • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 8:33 pm #

            The laugh is on you SSL,

            Beto (2020) almost beat a red Cuban, born in Canada, pretending to be a patriot, in Ruby Red Texas!

            Now Ted Cruz is pitiful. Even you Repugs can’t stand the prick. Even Nine Inch Nails wouldn’t give him a pass to their concert, which I thought was mean. I felt bad for Ted about that one. It’s tough to be hated. He sure can debate though, I’ll give him that.

            What’s up with his dad and Lee Harvey Oswald anyway? Did he hate Dems that much?

            JDH

          • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

            SSL, By the way, Ted’s real name is Rafael Edward Cruz. Just thought you’d want to know he REALLY wasn’t born in the USA either!

            JDH

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 10:07 pm #

            Yep, I knew that JD. You know why? Ted was honest about his identity, unlike Robert. He is another Liz Warren type. Haters of their own heritage and appropriators of others. Strange ones indeed.

    • PeteAtomic November 30, 2018 at 6:53 pm #

      “Do you think there’d be less corruption if the Dems were in that position? If you think so, you’re an idiot. ”

      yeah, good comment there Mr.Bill

      What’s so tragic in our current politics is that there are no real opposition to the corporate owned & corrupt 2 party system. The dems are in a way worse then the repubs.. cuz they pretend to be for workers, when in reality they work for the bosses…

    • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

      I like your attitude beantownbill, even if you do say that you are going to “paak your caa in da yaad”! You do inhabit the birthplace of the American Experiment and I salute you for that! It is so invigorating to see someone write with such understanding and wisdom, thank you brother, thank you. There are many if not most that I disagree with, but being able to do so and still maintain both of our dignities, well that is becoming harder and harder to find. Well done! Oh yes and btw, I agree with your assessment once again, keep up the good work.

  22. beantownbill. November 30, 2018 at 11:54 am #

    Jim, thanks for the cogent post. I really appreciate it.

  23. beantownbill. November 30, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    Squeeky, I don’t think it will take 70-75 years for a total breakdown. Remember, societal events are progressing at an exponential pace, and we are now entering the high slope of the curve. How long? I don’t know, but even though I’m old, I believe I’ll still be here if and when it occurs.

    • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

      Yes indeed Beantown, how much can happen how quickly. Though I prefer to abuse my Purple Dinosaur buddy Barney for his “everybody is special” mantra, he did spout a lot of wisdom as well especially when he advised the kiddies to use their imagination. Imagination is the difference between those who create and those who cannot see. Try this at home boys and girls. Take a picture of yourselves from 20 years ago and go to a mirror. Look at the picture and then look at the mirror. Holt shit what happened? Well you can see what happened in only twenty years.

      Mt parents both died in their late eighties so genetics, barring accident or bad fortune, gives me another 20 to 25 years. Holt shit! Now THAT is not only a scary thought, but it really puts it all into perspective. For those of us born in the early 1950’s, we have been around for the start of Endless Wars for Profit and the CERN project as well as the destruction of the government of the US(A) in Dealey Plaza. Between the three of these, I cannot help but believe that I am going to see some real fireworks before my time is through. You can too, be patient, I am.

      • capt spaulding November 30, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

        Technology has sped things up to the point that events happen at a much greater pace than in times past. You have to run like hell just to stay in place anymore. I expect this shit to congeal quickly.

    • volodya November 30, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

      Wide areas of the country are ruined already.

      The election of Trump didn’t come out of nowhere. Many of the greatly intellectual say that Trump’s win came out of ignorance and racism and stupidity. Others insist that areas of the country that voted for Trump were “left behind”, others will insist it was feelings, nothing more than feelings, of being disrespected, or ignored, or “left behind”. But it’s just feelings, that is, no reality behind the feeling.

      But breakdown has arrived and judging by the degraded condition of so many people and communities as compared to 50 years ago, “breakdown” isn’t a figment of the imagination.

      You have breakdown even in the most prosperous areas of the country with armies of addicted and homeless. It’s right under the noses of the people that tell us they’re really smart and educated. And still they persist in not seeing it. Or pretending to not see it.

      • PeteAtomic November 30, 2018 at 6:58 pm #

        “Wide areas of the country are ruined already. ”

        Chris Hedges had a good talk about his trip around the US and the wastelands he encountered. You can find it on youtube

        In particular he mentioned places in Indiana, Michigan & Ohio. Areas of post-industrial America.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

        Ordinary people hate the homeless and the ruined. They are an indictment of our system and all that they value. So they came up with a solution: blame the poor themselves and thus justify their hatred of them.

        And of course, the weak of mind, body, and character fall first. Ditto the unlucky or disadvantaged. So there is a kernel of truth in the middle class prejudice. They water this kernel and care for it assiduously.

        • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 7:44 pm #

          From Slaughterhouse- Five by Kurt Vonnegut

          Page 128 – While the British colonel set Lazzaro’s broken arm and mixed plaster for the cast, the German major translated out loud passages from Howard W Campbell, Jr.’s monograph. Campbell had been a fairly well-known playwright at one time. His opening line was this one:

          America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves. To quote humorist Kin Hubbard, “It ain’t no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be.” It is in fact a crime for an American to be poor, even though America is a nation of poor. Every other nation has folk traditions of men who were poor but extremely wise and virtuous, and therefore more estimable than anyone with power and gold. No such tales are told by the American poor. They mock themselves and glorify their betters. The meanest eating or drinking establishment, owned by a man who himself is poor, is very likely to have a sign on its wall asking this cruel question: “If you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich?” There will also be an American flag no larger than a child’s hand—glued to a lollipop stick and flying from the cash register…..

          Americans, like human beings everywhere, believe many things that are obviously untrue, the monograph went on. Their most destructive untruth is that it is very easy for any American to make money. They will not acknowledge how in fact hard money is to come by, and, therefore, those who have no money blame and blame and blame themselves. This inward blame has been a treasure for the rich and powerful, who have had to do less for their poor, publicly and privately, than any other ruling class since, say, Napoleonic times.

          Many novelties have come from America. The most startling of these, a thing without precedent, is a mass of undignified poor. They do not love one another because they do not love themselves. Once this is understood, the disagreeable behavior of American enlisted men in German prisons ceases to be a mystery.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 9:16 pm #

            A great quote with much truth. What was the disagreeable behavior, any idea?

          • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 9:26 pm #

            Well they did not heed any rules, and fought amongst each other as well as the guards. They were crude and abusive in all of their mannerisms, and were prone to getting into fights especially with the British. Seems like regular folk to me.

    • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

      Best get to it, eh? The sooner we start, the sooner it will be over. It won’t take any four years like last time around.

      JDH

      • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 7:44 pm #

        So revealing JD thank you. A blood thirsty man masquerading as an open-minded and enlightened one.

        • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 8:41 pm #

          SSL,

          Not bloodthirsty at all, in fact, the exact opposite. But I am practical if nothing else. If we can avoid the great conflict, that would be wonderful (better than better, as it were) but there are a lot of gun-toting jackasses that might just “start something.”

          I am pretty sure any insurrection would be put down quicker than you can say “Deep State US Army.” But, we will see.

          JDH

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 10:12 pm #

            There are gun-toting people who refuse to be run over. Start something though, I think Antifa has already done that.

          • jdhines December 1, 2018 at 11:13 am #

            Antifa? Aren’t they just protecting society from the fascists? Heck, they’ve been doing it since the 1930s, which makes them almost quaint.

            JDH

          • SoftStarLight December 1, 2018 at 8:32 pm #

            See, you are supporting violence again.

  24. BuckP November 30, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

    Prior to taking up residence at the White House, Trump had a great life where he was free to travel, play golf or hang out in his Manhattan penthouse.. Why, he or anyone else, would want to be president is a mystery. Being in government brings close scrutiny which both he and his family are under, and guarantees that at least half the country hates your guts. I guess some folks take it on just to be in the history books.
    Benefitting from government service, whether the presidency or Congress, seems to be an American tradition. Evidently, the only recent president to not profit was Jimmy Carter, who still lives simply in Plains, Georgia residing in an older samall ranch home. He helps build houses for Habitat for Humanity and travels the world as an election observer to ensure that they are fair. Geesh! Maybe he should focus on the U.S.A. He might not have been the best president (I disagreed with his stance on nuclear power and the Olympic boycott) but he was a good man.
    With all this drama in Washington D.C.,who is guarding the hen house? Anyone? One thing we do know is that the endless wars will continue. Efficient and affordable healthcare, education reform and a xomprrehnsive infrastucture upgrade are all on the back burner while this never-ending Russian opera inches toward the fat lady singing.

    • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

      Buck P

      Yeah, why would he do it? Maybe to make a profit? What profit? Maybe to get into the super global elite? Why is he confronting them constantly? Why do they fear him so?

      Maybe he saw a catastrophe coming with the Deep State and globalism and wanted to try to stop it. Maybe he foresaw what Finca is talking about, an overthrow of the USA by the Clintonites.

      Maybe?

      • BuckP November 30, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

        JohnAZ
        The oligarchy is really taking it on the chin with that huge tax cut, $800 billion defense budget and reduced regulations. Neoliberalism is still alive and well. The people that control the money, whoever they are, make the rules and Trump, just like his predecessors, follows them. These elites or oligarchs or moneychangers financed both sides in WWI, WWII and the Cold War. I don’t think they are afraid of anybody.
        BTW, the Clintons are on a joint speaking tour where at their first stop nobody showed up. They are now as relevant as yesterday’s newspaper and destined for the dustbin of history.

        • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 4:31 pm #

          Google the Rothschilds. Put them together with the Rockefellers and Georgie Porgie and you will find your globalist elites you are looking for. George Soros is implicated with just about every Progressive group active in the world. Antifa, the DNC, the women’s march, anid lately the caravans. His has shorted the US economy billions of dollars before 2016, betting on the downslide from Obama’s reign. What a surprise Trump was to him.
          FYI, Soros and the Rothschilds shorted the Bank of England and broke it. They have huge power.

      • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

        They don’t fear him, they LOATH him. big difference.

        JDH

        • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 4:34 pm #

          They fear his trying to rescue the US economy, and you are right, they loath him which in itself puts me on his side. Soros has billions bet on the decline of the US economy.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 7:39 pm #

          And remember, he’s IN with the Zionist faction of the Globalists. But the other faction may well prove to be the more powerful in the end. No doubt there are Jews in both camps and some of the same Jews in both camps who are trying to mitigate between the two.

      • Majella December 2, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

        Buck P – you’re assigning this idiotic imbecile with a thought-out good intention. Ha! No chance, and Finca is talking out his ass.

    • PeteAtomic November 30, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

      good post, Buck

      the dems are just gonna spend the next 2 years investigating how many golden toilets Trump bought in the 1970s, and other such nonsense while the population experiences something similar to what happened to the Russians post-Soviet Union in the early 90s; suicide and addiction, lack of work that sustains a family, etc.

      • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 7:51 pm #

        PA,

        We won fair and square, let us at least have a little investigative fun, eh? Let’s just have a look at those tax returns. GGG has nothing to fear IF he is clean. Don’t tell me you’ll still be for him if we find out he’s dirty as sin, a liar, cheat, a criminal and that he kicks puppies will you?

        JDH

        • PeteAtomic November 30, 2018 at 8:08 pm #

          “We won fair and square, let us at least have a little investigative fun, eh?”

          sorry bud, I don’t think you or I won anything. Unless you think Amazon & Walmart need more financial support by government, and less oversight. That’s all “we won”. Nothing.

          I don’t doubt Trump has many deals that are contested or murky legally. There is a lot of stuff in business that’s grey. I don’t believe he colluded with a foreign power however to become president. There was no reason to.

          If we had a government with no liars or cheats, DC would be empty. That wouldn’t really bother me.

          • capt spaulding November 30, 2018 at 8:49 pm #

            I agree with everything you said, except for Trump. He’s a New York billionaire real estate tycoon, need I say more? You can’t operate in that environment if you’re weighed down with pesky things like morals and ethics. Not only that, I hear his dick looks like a (small) mushroom.

          • PeteAtomic November 30, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

            I agree, Captain.

        • Majella December 2, 2018 at 5:51 pm #

          All those things are well-known already, JD, yet his adherents don’t care. They invest him with some imagined ‘great crusade’ against an imaginary foe, the ‘Deep State”. FFS!

          I recommend you (all) read Michael Lewis’ recent book, ‘The Fifth Risk’ if you want to learn just how dangerously foolish this guy is, not just for the US but for the whole planet, just in how badly he’s handled staffing at the Dept of Energy (aside form appointing Rick Perry, which is actually inconsequential).

    • Eoin November 30, 2018 at 8:41 pm #

      Carter gave away the Panama Canal.
      We haven’t dealt with that one yet, but we will, and soon. Otherwise, China will take it.
      This caravan horseshit is just the beginning of the re-purposing of the Monroe Doctrine.

  25. FincaInTheMountains November 30, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

    The main intrigue of the G20: in what fields or in which bushes will the heads of the anti-Clinton coalition meet

    And it is not by chance that this meeting will take place on the 75th anniversary of the first meeting of the heads of the anti-Hitler coalition in Tehran.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehran_Conference

    Of course, it’s funny if the organizers of this conference fixed the date to hint at the unity of the Western democracies, in whose ranks 75 years ago Joseph Stalin accidentally got stuck in, in the fight against totalitarianism, personified in Western political science textbooks by Hitler and Putin.

    But it’s even funnier if they did it by chance, without thinking about possible hints, as it reminds us that Barack Obama won the 2012 election as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the coup d’état by Hillary Clinton numero tres did not take place in September of this year as a result of a sudden transformation just 50 kilometers from the coast of the United States, from the most powerful hurricane in US history into the wettest, and the Russian-Japanese war did not take place in 2011 because the day after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the US’s readiness to support territorial Japanese claims to the Russian Federation by military force; a terrible tsunami struck Japan, drowning the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

    The most interesting thing is that Angela Merkel’s plane made an emergency landing, and she will arrive in Tehran 2018 on December 1, and for some reason this reminds of the recently uncovered Nazi plot in Germany.

    But Theresa May is going to Argentina in order to embroil Trump with Putin, announcing new anti-Russian sanctions there, just as Churchill in Tehran tried to embroil Stalin with Roosevelt, but compared to Poroshenko who did shit in the hallway of the G20, her performance is now somehow does not pull appropriate weight and is unlikely to be noticed.

    And Trump has already responded to this speech by Poroshenko, clearly showing that he understands from whose asshole the legs of the honorable Judeo-Bandera of Ukraine are growing.

    In his twitter, he rewritten a photo, which all democratic media interpreted as an attack on US Deputy Prosecutor General Rosenstein, ignoring all the other defendants in this photo and did not even notice that it was immediately preceded by a congratulatory message from Republican senator Cindy Hyde Smith with a final victory in Mississippi after she publicly expressed her desire to get a place in the first row of public hanging.

    And this victory means not only the failure of Hillary Clinton to make African Americans into a cannon fodder in the civil war in the United States, but also the collapse of hopes to adopt a special law to protect those involved in this photo from being dismissed by the US President.

    pbs.twimg.com/media/DtEwcW2WsAADSP2.jpg

  26. JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

    Alaska mag 7 earthquake. Tsunami warning!

    CFN talks a lot about what it will take to take the US down.

    How about nothing man made.

    How about a level 7 earthquake in San Francisco or LA or higher. Or Mt. Ranier wiping out Seattle, or the Yellowstone super volcano blasting off. Or multiple hurricanes hitting the East Coast or Caribbean each year.

    My point is how many catastrophes can the insurance industry take before they cannot respond. A large part of 2007 was insurance not backing the CDO’s the banks issued.

    Mother Nature may make all of our guessing games moot.

    • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

      The Yellowstone Caldera “supervolcano” would likely be an existential event.

      But if we did manage to survive it, and survive subsequent aggression from other nations taking advantage of the devastation and loss, we’d have vast swathes of rich new volcanic soil with which to revert back to our agrarian roots!

      • beantownbill. November 30, 2018 at 2:52 pm #

        Although one can never really know what nature will do, from a geologic point of view Yellowstone is probably not going to explode for many thousands of years. I wouldn’t worry about it, despite what the dormers and sensationalist media may say.

    • beantownbill. November 30, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

      Yes, California is due for a big one, but do you really think that would bring the government down? I believe such an event would bring people together, although we’d lose some fruit and vegetable production.

      • malthuss November 30, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

        Rodney King Riots did NOT bring folks together.
        Nor did Katrina.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

          True. There is no bringing America together since the races are just too different in mentality and character.

          • Eoin November 30, 2018 at 8:46 pm #

            But as you said Janos, the difference lies in whether one “loves the Race, and hates the individual,” or vice versa.
            Within that comparison, and depending upon the viewpoint chosen, lies cohesion.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

            Policy is based on the norm, the Race. C’mon. Surely you’re not conflating personal relationships with societal norms and governmental policy? Are you female perchance? You didn’t like “One Second After” – too gritty – preferring Mr Kunstler’s gentler novels. The people he portray are very lucky. Most of America is engulfed in war. And they got a bit of that too in the last novel.

            Was it James Baldwin who tried to get Flannery O’Connor to eat with him in public? She refused and she was correct to do so. Separation is all important and one must set a good example no matter how much you like someone.

    • BornToKillPeace December 1, 2018 at 1:09 am #

      My sister’s family in Homer called down today. They were far enough away to feel it without any structure damage.

      America should really fix it’s roads ; )
      thisisinsider.com/anchorage-alaska-earthquake-pictures-videos-devastation-2018-11

  27. Robert White November 30, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

    The USA Deep State FBI, DOJ, CIA, et cetera, is not going to fall prey to the 777 dude with tiny hands & pattern baldness, JHK. No matter how much you attempt to paint them in a light of functionary to that bald-headed psychopathic narcissist in the Whore House it will not work. The USA Deep State is not a daytime television soap opera and the 777 bald-headed fart in the Whore House is an institutional douchebag well known by all in the Deep State. They need not cover their collective asses when everyone knows that that arse in the Whore House is destined for yard work in the BIG House.

    Dreaming in Technicolor(tm) for some perceived presidential out is just another lesson in futility.

    Tiny hands Trump is toast next electoral round due to the fact that he is no unifier of the people or politicians.

    He is simply a failure that the Deep State professionals long saw heading for the DC helm. The entire Deep State has a fiduciary duty to evict the SOB ASAP.

    RW

    • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 3:44 pm #

      There was a woman named Naomi Wolf who wrote a book called “The End of Democracy: A Letter to a Patriot” I think it was called. She wrote it right after 9/11 because her grandmother warned her they’re doing exactly what they did in Germany to America-equivalencing the Reichstag Fire to the Twin Towers. With Trump discrediting our elections, claiming voter fraud, saying it is rigged, what if next election he loses and says it was rigged and I’m not leaving. You think this group of yellow stain piss in their pants Republicans are going up against him? Think again. Hitler was not elected. He made a deal with Ludendorff and became chancellor. And Germany was the most educated nation on the planet. It can happen. That’s why when I hear these people talk about Trump fighting the Deep State I have to laugh. Trump is the Deep State now. Bill Maher says it all the time. He is not leaving. We are stuck with the GGG.

      • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

        That’s very funny because they said the same thing about Bill Clinton and they said it a heck of a lot about Barak Obama. Now whose the Little Boy that cried seawolf?

      • Robert White November 30, 2018 at 4:16 pm #

        Cheeto will never be accepted by the so-called Deep State due to the fact that they can no longer look themselves in the mirror with a clear conscience anymore. Real professionals like to play a rules game and not a fool’s game or con game. Cheeto is a con of cons and the Deep State knows it all too well by now given the mess they are in with respect to world trade & liquidity.

        Trump is the ether and not much more than that. The Deep State is Long Term Planning bureaucracy.

        RW

        • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

          Naomi Wolfe You might live in a fascist state list
          1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy Check Muslims
          2. Create a gulag Check Gitmo
          3. Develop a thug caste Check Blackwater
          4. Set up an internal surveillance system Check TSA
          5. Harass citizens’ groups Nope
          6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release Nope
          7. Target key individuals Nope
          8. Control the press Check 6 Corporations own it all
          9. Dissent equals treason Check Trump calling for treason trials
          10. Suspend the rule of law Nope

          6 out of 10. I’d say we’re half way home.

          • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

            No 4 internal surveillance system. Try the NSA, they hear everything. Privacy is a joke. Hey, Marriott just hacked and 500 million people are affected.

            No privacy. Thank you high tech. It will never be secure as the hackers are smarter than the security boys. Just like the crooks are smarter and better armed than the police.

          • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

            The treason trials are an existential necessity.

          • elysianfield December 2, 2018 at 11:07 am #

            ” Just like the crooks are smarter and better armed than the police”

            John,
            Not necessarily so. They just play by different rules and thus seem smarter…

            The meme of the highly intelligent, street criminal with seeming ability to inflict physical violence akin to a Seal Team 6 operative is no more factual than Finc’s scary new Russian super weapons or the myth of the female orgasm….

      • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

        We can only hope you’re right and he chooses to invoke martial law and stay in power. We desperately need such stability and the time to Build That Wall.

        • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 7:46 pm #

          Yes! The time is now for the Wall!

          • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 9:08 pm #

            We have the Momentum. The Honduran Savages have played right into our hands!

        • Majella December 2, 2018 at 6:16 pm #

          Careful what you wish for.

    • Kafkaesque November 30, 2018 at 5:51 pm #

      Amen, RW, and pass the manumission of America.
      All Drops has done is make it Grate.

    • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

      RW,

      Well said and damn straight!

      JDH

  28. janet November 30, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

    “Trump is the Deep State now.”

    Trump in now INDIVIDUAL ONE, soon to become DEFENDANT ONE.

    He will not be in the White House or on the ballot in 2020.

    • FincaInTheMountains November 30, 2018 at 4:43 pm #

      Jane with her girlish dreams again…

  29. janet November 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm #

    Whitaker scammed people out of their life savings through World Patent Marketing … according to records obtained through an FOI request. Company was shut down bt FTC, Whitaker yet to be adjudicated. Whitaker is toast.

    • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm #

      So glad the left is making enemies with the acting AG. Maybe he’ll finally open an investigation into Hillary’s DNC machinations.

      Toast? That would require an impeachment. Got 2/3 of the Senate? No? Then no toast.

      • janet November 30, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

        With the new revelations 2/3 will be easy.

        • Majella December 2, 2018 at 6:20 pm #

          Eventually some of these Republican ne’er -do-well senators will HAVE to grow a pair, find some spine, and do what’s right – which is pack this fucking idiot off to do some hard time…

  30. FincaInTheMountains November 30, 2018 at 4:47 pm #

    The entire Deep State has a fiduciary duty to evict the SOB ASAP

    Deep State – the Association of Lodges of Professional Lifetime Bureaucrats – has split, just like the rest of America.

    The more sane part struck a Big Bargain with Trump.

    • Robert White November 30, 2018 at 5:13 pm #

      The USA Deep State is a Five Eyes Partner so they can’t go Defcon 2 with any sort of degree of partisan zealotry given that they are mandated to centrist policy which is best defined by Democrat supremacy legislatively and not an alternative proto-Fascist bent.

      Republicanism is harboring a criminal whilst Democrats organize his ouster in light of divisiveness & disunity reaped over the last term of international embarrassment evidenced by all.

      Americans will never vote to embarrass themselves knowing as they do that this does not cast them in a favourable light with respect to business & trade. Even the American farmers know enough not to engage in trade wars as a general rule of trade & business. American farmers writ large will never vote for Trump again due to the misallocation they see in their silos.

      RW

  31. DurangoKid November 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm #

    Congressional investigations are like choosing sandpaper. Suppose you want to refinish an old chair or something. If you pick a sandpaper that’s too fine, like 360 grit, you won’t expose much and the refinishing project will be for naught. If you pick 80 grit you’ll expose what’s under the layers of paint and perhaps damage the object itself. That’s no good. Or you could take a different approach and use paint remover. All the old paint comes off and the details underneath are preserved. After the stripper give it a good washing and surface prep. Finally apply a nice thin coat of clear varnish or shellac so we can see what’s under the surface. Sad to say, the Washington approach is a quick scuffing with 440 grit paper and six more layers of cheap opaque whitewash.

    • Robert White November 30, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

      You forgot the steel wool application after the paint remover application, DurangoKid.

      p.s. I refinished a 1939 De Forest Crosley Superheterodyne AM/SW recently. Try finishing those old radio cabinets as they are all fine veneer. I never cursed so many times in my life on a finishing project. On the scale of difficulty it was way up there.

      RW

      • DurangoKid November 30, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

        That’s under the category of “surface prep” and beyond the scope of this metaphor.

        • Robert White November 30, 2018 at 8:55 pm #

          Methodically well put, my bad.

          RW

      • BornToKillPeace December 1, 2018 at 2:10 am #

        1939 De Forest Crosley Superheterodyne AM/SW

        – Nice project.

    • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 7:25 pm #

      That reminds me of the McClellan Committee that Jack and Robert Kennedy worked on investigating corruption and organized crime in the labor force before Jack was elected president. It was detailed in RFK’s book “The Enemy Within”, and besides a few small time convictions accomplished little, it layed the groundwork for the assassinations of both brothers years down the line. Yup, Congressional investigations and screen doors on submarines, gifts that keep on giving.

  32. Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 5:26 pm #

    Migrant caravans self-deporting.

    We’ll I guess this is the Latin version of the Grand Tour. Trek up north, get stopped at the border, get some diseases, get quarantined, trek back home.

    • janet November 30, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

      The Trump hysteria was all fake. There was no “invasion” at the border… but normal border crossings will continue as they have for decades. If not allowed at authorized points, there are 1,950 miles to choose from.

      • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

        >>> There was no “invasion” at the border

        Go ask the mayor of Tijuana. I think he’ll disagree.

        And I guess you’re not counting the 20 million illegal aliens that have alreay invaded.

        ‘It’s a Federal Crime’: Tijuana Mayor Says Caravan Organizers Should Be Arrested

        • seawolf77 December 1, 2018 at 9:17 am #

          An invasion is a military offensive in which large parts of combatants of one geopolitical entity aggressively enter territory controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of either conquering; liberating or re-establishing control or authority over a territory; forcing the partition of a country; altering the established government or gaining concessions from said government; or a combination thereof. An invasion can be the cause of a war, be a part of a larger strategy to end a war, or it can constitute an entire war in itself. Due to the large scale of the operations associated with invasions, they are usually strategic in planning and execution

  33. Kafkaesque November 30, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

    Channel Tucker Carlson much?!
    Lame one dimensional analysis, please, Whitaker is a slime ball, as is his Don Corny Loony by

  34. StillFarmin November 30, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

    It’s understandable that the Trumpers have nothing good to offer. Misdirection, sure … but that doesn’t dissuade the sharks once the blood is in the water.

    Yeah, it’s all corrupt – but you brought the single-A team? Really?

    It will be fun – as in, watching a multi-car crash – to see this sucker go down. But it won’t be pretty.

    To quote Bugs Bunny: “What a bunch of maroons!”

    I’m amazed – shocked, frankly – that it took this long to to get to here.

    This group of people is like the 3 Stooges running the mob.

    “America First” … RLMAO … yeah, right after Vlad. And the white-nation rednecks and grease monkeys and jesus freaks bought it.

    Oh and by the way – meanwhile the tax bill sold you down the river. Good luck, geniuses. You DESERVE you fate. There;s a sucker born every minute, and nobody ever went broke underestimating the American people.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

      In other words, Whites don’t have the same rights as other peoples – namely to have their own nations. You are a bigot and a self hating anti-White White racist, a Monster in other words.

      • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

        I don’t know JS, StillFarmin seems might accurate to me.

        JDH

      • Majella December 2, 2018 at 6:35 pm #

        ah…perfect PROJECTION, Janos.

    • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 7:52 pm #

      Just another liberal that is all. Your arrogance speaks volumes. Pride does come before the Fall. You will be ruled over by the people you hate. It’s gonna be fun ;-).

      • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 8:05 pm #

        You prefer fascists over liberals, how odd.

        JDH

        • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 10:17 pm #

          Yes.

        • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 10:18 pm #

          Why odd? Is it not obvious to you why?

          • jdhines December 1, 2018 at 11:24 am #

            No, it’s not obvious.

            Is it that you only like your own (white) kind, or hate others unlike yourself? Is it that you need a father (patriarch) figure? Is it that you equate authority with law and order? Is it that you believe the right and fascists are somehow god’s evangelical party? Is it that you were born in the Southern USA, by any chance? Is it that you never went to college? Is it that you are a blue collar worker (not that there is anything wrong with that)?

            I’m just wondering, only trying to understand. Please, enlighten me to the obvious.

            JDH

          • Janos Skorenzy December 1, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

            If we are for ourselves – like every other race – does that mean we have to be against all others?

            You don’t apply that standard to anyone else now, do you?

            Blacks get to have pride, Hispanics get to have pride, South Asians, East Asians, the Muslim peoples, etc. But Whites? Zilch. Any pride is just hatred. And you call us bigots or psychologically unbalanced?

            You are unbalanced and a hater of your own people. Or are you one of those pass for White or who doesn’t identify as White? They have the most Pride and Hatred of All Others than anybody on Earth.

          • SoftStarLight December 1, 2018 at 8:30 pm #

            Bingo JDH you said it best first. Because I prefer my own people. Like Janos said, it doesn’t mean we are hateful to others. But there is nothing wrong with wanting our own race to have a piece of the pie. Every other race gets to have pride, cohesion, and even their own special months. Oh, and their own countries. In this present system Whites get nothing but stepped on and I am sick of it.

        • Majella December 2, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

          SSL IS a fascist, JD, along with most of the other vocal Trumptards who inhabit this place.

      • capt spaulding November 30, 2018 at 8:57 pm #

        Sorry, SSL. If you come after me, you’d better come heavy.

        • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

          Lol come on Captain, really? Why would I want to come after you? It is not me who desires confrontation. Honestly, I don’t really care for it. But I will support Protectors who don’t allow us to get runover by the Elites and their minions. And the Elites have already declared war.

  35. amb November 30, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

    We don’t have a DOJ or law enforcement in the USA. They are rotting with cancer from the inside. The political elites act with impunity. Confidence in government is on the decline. Fall of the Roman Empire ver 2.0. USA died a long time ago. Back to the drawing board, after we get through the coming Neo Dark Ages.

  36. janet November 30, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

    American hero Flake is stymieing a number of Trump’s judicial nominees until the next Congress convenes by withholding his support unless a vote is held on a measure designed to protect special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump is about to be held accountable for the first time in his life… in about one month. Hero Flake is serving the appetizer.

    • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 6:09 pm #

      Oh I think we can wait a month on confirmations. It’s the holiday season. No one wants to be thinking about that stuff now anyhow.

      The Senate will have two full years to turn the judiciary red, and noooo Flake to stop them.

      • FincaInTheMountains November 30, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

        I thought that the Flake Fluke Fluck, didn’t he?

        When that femi-activists entered his elevator, something real big entered his Swiss bank account, didn’t it?

      • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 8:09 pm #

        Ex,

        True enough, but your boys don’t stay red too long once they get on the court, LOL! Roberts has been the best liberal justice in years!

        You guys can’t win for losing because everyone hates your rightwing policies. Repugs never prosper, don’t you know that? See R. M. Nixon and J. McCarthy. Never, ever prosper for the long term.

        JDH

        • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 8:47 pm #

          >>> Roberts has been the best liberal justice in years!

          I’m so glad you feel that way. You must have especially rejoiced when he voted to uphold Trump’s travel ban, and when he voted against forced union dues, and when he voted to uphold Ohio’s right to clean up its voter registration rolls, and when he voted that states can’t force pro-life organizations to advertise abortion services, and when he voted in support of the Christian wedding cake baker’s right to not create a cake that went against the baker’s religious beliefs.

          If that’s your idea of liberal then I agree with you completely.

          And when he joins other conservatives to finally end Affirmative Action, you’ll be rejoicing like never before.

          • jdhines December 1, 2018 at 11:36 am #

            EX,

            There’s not much more damage the courts can do. The SCOTUS is already a laughing stock with Clarence and now beer loving, silver spoon Kavy.

            Abortion? Go ahead and outlaw it and we’ll see how well that works out for the GOP! More immigration BS at the border, go for it. The Hispanics ought to love that! Christian cake bakers? LOL? Go for it. Get all the gay-hating folks you can. Let us see how that works out, OK? Please recall Pence in Indiana, North Carolina and the loss of the House of Representatives.

            Union busting? The unions have been gone for decades, enjoy your low wages as you deserve them. Please, by all means, allow your betters to take advantage of you economically. It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch!

            Enjoy your RED America Ex, you certainly deserve everything they are giving you. LOL!

            JDH

    • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

      American Hero! Arizona threw him out of office. Now he will be not be able to be a prima Donna any more. My second worst vote ever.

  37. ozone November 30, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

    Mee-stair Jeem,
    You asked a lot of very good questions about the state of our political institutions today. (And yes, all the “justice” and “intelligence” systems are political in their essence of construction.) Your questions need dispassionate and well-reasoned investigation and response. Will you get any such thing? Highly unlikely. (Look at your own comment/trolling/bloviation section and I believe you’ll [ultimately] conclude that.)

    So why am I even commenting? Well, I’d like to address a prickly bit of business regarding [burgeoning] right-wingers’ confidence in a narcissistic dunce. The cognitive dissonance that is required to have such faith is stunning in its patent absurdity and volume.

    Seawolf asked; no one came back with a believable or reasonable response. There are some of us that are going to regard people who bleat Trumpian absurdities as “dead weight” going forward — just as we came to regard spouters of Reaganisms from times of yore. Hell, they’re still at it. The agents of the Deep State are [mostly] unaffected by the thrashings of the desperately-coiffed mushroom plunger. His idiotic march of division is actually a handy distraction as the rug is pulled out from under Boobus Americanus. No worries, they’ll find enough patsies to fall on their swords for the general public’s satisfaction and snug return to sleep.

    “The potential for a stand-off exists that will confound any effort to untangle these things, and I can see how that might lead to an extraordinary crisis in which Mr. Trump has to declare some form of emergency or perhaps martial law to clean out this suppurating abscess of illegality and sedition. That can only be the last and worst resort, but what if the US judicial system just can’t manage to clean up the mess it has made?” –JHK

    “Potential”, yes, but there is no political will or public support for such an outcome AT THIS TIME… and Trump’s only skill is reading exactly that; it’s a necessity of any decent con-man. That’s just the way it is in the land of twitchy killers. Sorry, but it’s probably built into the genes that we were handed down by successful “settler” foremothers and their rapists. (Those of the authoritarian persuasion enjoy fantasizing about rape and raping as evidenced by their constant referral to it. It’s probably a power and violence thing, I don’t know, but my suspicions lean that way when encountering folks who show a serious lack of empathy.)

    • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 7:19 pm #

      Gee whiz ozone, I have stated over and over that I am no big fan of Donald trump and have no confidence in him or any other man in a suit to be able to change anything, and so has our host, but guess what? He happens to be the president no matter what the fuck anybody that cares to deny that can say or do! I, we put up with 8 long years of Barak Obama and besides getting a really shitty health care system that I can speak of first hand, how about you, we got nothing but division and placation for the whining little pansies than cannot deal with their own failures in life. Now we have DJT and you guys that want to spend the next two years bitching and trying to throw him out of office, well you just go ahead. Your tax dollars are gonna get pissed away without improvement anyway so you might as well hand them to the lawyers to keep the bullshit flowing. But do you all have to whine so loudly? When you get old like me, your ears have a hard time dealing with high pitched squeals.

      Its is so sad that it is almost funny, but the other day I was at the doctor’s office where a TV was tuned to CNN and some asshole with a microphone was talking as Mueller left a courtroom and headed into a limo as a bunch of dipshits with microphones attacked him and tried without success to get a comment. The vehicle sped away and they were all left standing there looking stupid. The thought occurred to me as I saw this, “Holy shit every one of those losers is actually getting paid by somebody to do that! Wow, what a shame. What a unbelievable waste of time and cash, damn.

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

        I think Ozone hit a nerve, eh Walt? You’re no big fan of the Trumptard and the Repugs? You could have fooled me and everyone else on this blog!

        JDH

      • ozone November 30, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

        Walter,
        I would never accuse you of being deluded about Trump’s powers of intellect or import in correctly deciphering and deciding truly weighty matters. I point to those who ARE so deluded, and am puzzled as to why that might be… other than a grasping-at-straws cry of, “You understand us little folk, therefor you shall save us!” (A gobsmacking misperception all its own.)

        I am aware of the obvious: Trump is in the office of POTUS and will probably remain so for the next 6 years. People just won’t change horses mid-stream, even if the one they’re riding is getting swept away. No bitching or whining will change that. The depth of cognition of the “average American” concerns me however. I believe you’ve completely misunderstood the crux of my post. Do not mistake me for one who thinks the runaway train of the current bureaucratic construct can be slowed or stopped. I’m only trying not to get crushed in the inevitable wreck.

        • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 8:44 pm #

          Kind of you to say that friend, thank you. I would not like to see you crushed in the wreck, but I fear that we all shall be crushed if there is a wreck. Of course they may just be the slow tedious degradation, year after year, argh!

          • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 8:50 pm #

            Oh yes ozone, you ask why they grasp, have we not all been raised with the “My Dad can beat up your Dad” and “My football team is better than your football team” mentality? Me, I learned the hard way and played on teams that really sucked for a long time. At first I was pissed because I was a Hot Dog and hustled my butt off, but after a while I learned. After about six years playing together we won two championships in a row, the second hands down. I learned more from the years we sucked about life than I did when we won, though it was satisfying. I wish everyone could be so fortunate.

        • cbeard December 1, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

          I’m in the same camp with Walter B on Trump. For better or worse, right now he’s all we’ve got. As far as Trump being in office for the next 6 years, I don’t think so, with the recent election debacle in my home state of Georgia, where the gubernatorial choice was another classic case of lesser of two evils. It was much closer than it should have been in the final count. The population centers of the state are urban and more liberal every year. Abrams couldn’t have come as close as she did without a large percentage of the white vote, plus the hispanic vote may have helped her too. It may be the last election won by anyone who is even considered remotely conservative. Ditto for the White House. As it stands now, I will vote for Trump again, even though I am sorely disappointed that we don’t have a wall, an end to chain migration, deportations, and wall street seemingly still running the show. I don’t know why he doesn’t use the executive order route. Trump’s first mistake was staffing his cabinet with his mortal enemies. He needs to learn that he has no friends in DC and clean house. Also the electorate needs to wise up and stop sending incumbents back to congress every year.

          • SoftStarLight December 1, 2018 at 8:24 pm #

            Yep that sounds exactly right! The demographic shift will keep happening unless we get the wall and bring an end to most immigration.

          • jdhines December 1, 2018 at 9:06 pm #

            CB,

            “It may be the last election won by anyone who is even considered remotely conservative.”

            You are probably right about that, but it’s not just the “minorities” (soon to be majorities). People just don’t like conservative policies when you get right down to it.

            Folks like their Social Security and Medicare. They don’t mind taxes on the rich, who can surely afford to pay up. We’ve seen how well they like Republicans messing with their healthcare, even a whacked Republican scheme out of the Heritage Foundation like Obama tried to implement.

            The basic problem with the right and conservatives is that folks don’t want the country to be run by a “government of the rich, by the rich, for the rich.” It’s really that simple. The Republicans are good at getting elected, but they can’t govern policy-wise and have to resort to sowing division, fear and suppressing the vote. It’s just not a long-term winning strategy and it never will be.

            JDH

    • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 8:02 pm #

      Gross ozone. Just nasty and dirty of you. Yes, the settler foremothers and their rapists. So, you are not a White American? I guess you assume your great grandmothers were not rape enablers or your great grandfathers rapists? Inform us with your nobility. What empathy do you ever show to anyone? Besides the psychic rape you commit here.

      • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 8:17 pm #

        The truth Ozone speaks hurts, does it not SSL? Truth is funny that way, it is often quite painful.

        JDH

        • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 10:31 pm #

          Really JD? This is why we had that talk a while back. The post lacked truth but not in your world because again you dislike our ancestors. To me it is simply disrespectful and yucky. And you stole my words in your second sentence. Head games?

          • jdhines December 1, 2018 at 11:47 am #

            Why would you suggest that I dislike my ancestors, as I didn’t even know the vast majority of them? I have no reason to dislike them, in fact, I like them just fine. Well, except for my Aunt Doris who, well, never mind.

            Are you trying to imply that because I believe humans of all races, creeds, colors, religions and other dispositions can be good, bad or neutral that I hate my ancestors? SSL, that doesn’t make any sense.

            If I may, I suggest you view humanity as one group, with the good, the bad and the ugly. Try to get away from the tribalism as it is so destructive. We versus them always ends badly as soon it is hard to tell who’s we and who’s them.

            Perhaps, if we are ever invaded by an alien force, it will be easier to see others as “we humans.”

            JDH

          • jdhines December 1, 2018 at 11:48 am #

            SSL, What talk is that you are referring to? JDH

          • SoftStarLight December 1, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

            So this is confusing to me JD. You said the truth hurts. That was said in relation to my comment regarding our ancestors and the disparaging comments ozone made about them. What truth were you referring to? I took it that you agreed with ozone and thus saw the truth, as you see it, was offensive to me. The remark about the previous talk was when I told you you were obsessed. I meant in that context that you always seem to want to argue with me. I feel like the things I say are pretty straightforward. Now I find myself trying to figure out what you are saying lol.

          • jdhines December 1, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

            “I find myself trying to figure out what you are saying.” Keep pondering, you’ll get it, but here’s a hint SSL. Why are you filled with so much love for the white race and so much hatred for all the others? What did they ever do to you?

            Just trying to shed a little light into a delusional worldview, that’s all. Please take it for what it’s worth.

            JDH

          • SoftStarLight December 2, 2018 at 1:35 am #

            Stop twisting it JD I said nothing about hating other races. I simply said that I do love my race. What is the problem with that?????

          • Majella December 2, 2018 at 7:37 pm #

            Snowflake!

          • SoftStarLight December 2, 2018 at 8:12 pm #

            LOL Don’t you wish.

    • volodya December 1, 2018 at 11:40 am #

      Ozone, the indicators of civilizational decline are right there for all to see, if we care to see it; a handful of billionaires calling the shots, a shell of a productive economy, the destitution of once prosperous communities, a criminalized financial sector, bought and paid for legislatures, a civil service that services itself, a politicized judiciary, bankrupt governments, military defeat, wide-spread drug addiction and deaths from same, and, in consequence of all the foregoing, according to what I’m reading in the press, a decline in average life expectancy.

      You could add to the list of economic and societal malady but you get my drift. So, I suppose the question is, given the rot, is it astonishing to have presidential aspirants that are anything but rotten including and especially the two main party nominees?

      Candidate Trump said some seriously bad and idiotic stuff but he also said some things out-loud that’s plenty obvious to anybody with functioning eyeballs and brain-cells. Some of these things he talked about on his pre-election concert tour everybody – with the notable exception of Bernie – studiously avoided mentioning or downplayed in significance. His opponent went as far as to show contempt, calling large segments of distressed populace “deplorable”, which pretty much guaranteed her defeat.

      No matter what the Hair-That-Walks-Like-A-Man said, I think it’s as much that Hillary sunk her own ship. Would Hillary have been the better President? Given her long history of mendacity and malfeasance, given that Billy Fuckfast would have been muttering behind the curtains, you could seriously argue no fucking way.

      But then who would you have? The cranks and nit-wits on the Republican side were hideous. And IMO it’s a pity that the Democrats deliberately torpedoed Bernie’s candidacy. As far as breaking with the past he represented SOME hope if not even remotely a sure thing. But then he too would have had the Deep State dead against him. We take JFK and RFK as the examples of what happens to up-starts. And I’m not entirely convinced that the Deep State has lost its stomach for brain-splattering solutions to its discontents. The question isn’t so much that they’re trying to get Trump out, it’s more about how far will they go? Rifle-shots from afar? Pistol-shots from up close? Patsies to gun down in the aftermath?

      Or maybe they take the Russian secret service as the example, a little dab of this or that in the tea-pot.

      Stand-off? I doubt it. I doubt there’s anything like the gumption necessary within the Deep State to oppose the course the Deep State is already on.

      Trump’s main service thus far was the gigantic tax cut to the plutocrats plus his stacking of the judicial system. Hillary would have done the latter without any doubt and it’s arguable that she would have done the former. But will any of his other policies work? Tariffs? Walls? No, regardless of the merits of either, the plutocracy and its Deep State errand boys are dead against those items because they have the unacceptable consequence of impeding their well laid-out agenda, an agenda that has got the backing of “progressives” and “conservatives” alike, the mainstream academic community and both main political parties.

      In short, the USA is as unfixable as the late and unlamented USSR. Glasnost? No chance. Perestroika American style? Forget it. No hope, no change, except by means of governmental and institutional collapse a la Soviet Union. Or Rome. Or Byzantium. Or Ottoman Empire. The question is what comes next?

  38. seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 6:59 pm #

    Now they are connecting the dots. When there’s only two dots it’s fairly easy to do. Deutche Bank loaned Trump laundered Russian money to bring him back from bankruptcy. They own him. Trump wanted to build Trump Tower in Moscow as the crown jewel of his Russian collusion. Putin’s take, a $50 million penthouse apartment. This is what’s called high crimes and misdemeanors. This was done because Trump built those casinos to launder money for the Russians. It was all planned back in the 80’s. Now did the Russians ever think in their wildest dreams that they would get a POTUS. Yes I think they did. I think this will go down as the greatest intelligence operation in espionage history and may destroy the country to boot. Boy those Russians are wily. They have the single greatest use of a secret weapon too. The T-34 tank. Stunned the Germans at the Battle of Moscow, almost collapsed the entire front. Trump is a Russian asset. And conservatives elected him POTUS.Russia punked us.

    • JohnAZ November 30, 2018 at 7:21 pm #

      Gee, if he is as bad as you say, I am sure Mueller will put it together and he will be judged accordingly.

      If not, I hope you are going to be eating these words and will be not so susceptible to Democratic lies.

      • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm #

        Cohen is only the beginning. Mueller is playing Trump like a fiddle. Trump answered the written questions easily. As soon as he handed them in, Mueller pops Cohen. Now we have motive. Now we know that Putin had something on our president. Now we know he is compromised. Trump can claim Cohen is lying, but witnesses live and die by corroberation. That’s why Manafort will get hung out to dry and Cohen will be treated fairly. Cohen has corroberation. Trump knows this. That’s why he keeps repeating the tired old meme “Witch Hunt” “Fake News” No Collusion.” The only people who believe Trump anymore are conservatives, who will die for him, and take the country with them. Conservatives will not be able to admit their judgment was so bad that they elected a traitor president. They would rather light the world on fire and watch it burn.

        • capt spaulding November 30, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

          Mueller is a smart and ethical man. It’s probably a bad idea to take on a man who is ex-Marine Recon. Although I’m sure that Trump would have been one too, there would have been no stopping him except for those damn bone spurs.

    • PeteAtomic November 30, 2018 at 7:27 pm #

      the good, angry, people of Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and other places.. elected Trump. Many of them democrats or former democrats, btw.

      Russia didn’t punk anybody. Trump is a direct result of the failure of the US Fed. Gov’t to act for the life and liberty of the people. It’s a rejection of the 2 party system.

      It came out yesterday or the day before, that the US life expectancy has dropped. Trump didn’t do that. The things that caused that drop happened way before him. Believing that if we just go back to a democratic prez..and everything will just get back on track, is foolish, man. It really is. The democrats and the ruling class in the US don’t give a fuck about anything other than maintaining power, and the status quo.

      • elysianfield December 2, 2018 at 11:24 am #

        “Russia didn’t punk anybody. Trump is a direct result of the failure of the US Fed. Gov’t to act for the life and liberty of the people. It’s a rejection of the 2 party system. ”

        Pete,
        You are correct…Trump is not the problem, but rather a symptom….

    • beantownbill. November 30, 2018 at 7:34 pm #

      Geez, Wolfie, did you have all the phones and offices bugged since the ‘80’s? What I really want to know is how you did it – I could make a fortune using your methodology.

      • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 7:56 pm #

        When things don’t make sense, you have to put on new glasses. Trump bought and built all those casinos knowing they would fail. Each would have to make a million dollars a day, something no casino has ever done. They did fail. He was a billion $ in the hole. Despite this many people still believe he’s a terrific businessman. He comes back from the brink mostly due to Deutche Bank, no American bank would touch him. Then incredibly he gets the Apprentice, which again portrays him as a great businessman, with absolutely no proof. He makes a fortune and more importantly his reputation as a businessman repaired. All through the years he hints at running for president. Over and over. When he finally does it, the manufactured Trump, someone who came back again and again, impossibly, is now this business Superman. Not quite. Just look under the blanket and you’ll see everything.

        • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 8:53 pm #

          seawolf,

          Very impressive analysis. It does seem to fit perfectly. I never did understand those money-losing casinos in Atlantic City, but it makes sense now. I have always believed that money-laundering is Trump’s real game. He’s like a textbook case of what FATF / bank officials look for when ferreting out money laundering.

          JDH

    • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 7:52 pm #

      A Russian/American alliance was the dream of Lindbergh. It’s time to repair our Ramparts against the attack of the Non-Whites who want to tear down the White Man and his World. They hate us because they feel inferior to us. And of course they want what we have, what we built. They know they could never have built anything nearly as good – and that galls them.

      • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 8:07 pm #

        That’s the end game I think. Will a white Russia side with China, its physical neighbor or with America, it’s racial neighbor. India may be the wild card. An Indian Chinese alliance may be unbeatable, especially if the Indians perfect AI. If you go to Silicon Valley, it’s all Indians.

      • Walter B November 30, 2018 at 8:17 pm #

        Is it that Janos or have they finally realized that robbing their own impoverished neighbors is not nearly as profitable as robbing those who have lots of stuff? For three years I lived in Eastern Pennsylvania a couple of miles Northwest of Easton. One day a dead body turned up in a park a mile from our house. Concerned that crime was coming out of the city into the suburbs, I asked a friend, a PA Trooper about the danger. He told me not to worry they were just dumping the body, that the miscreants always turned to their own blocks when it was time for crime, that they never considered riding a few miles out of their way. Although it did pan out to be true back then, I have a feeling that they have figured it out. Oh boy.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

          I assume they always knew but used to be afraid. Now the fear is gone. In Detroit, Whites used to go out with shovels and bats and beat the rioting Blacks back into their ghettoes. How the mighty have fallen – thanks to Democracy. Once Blacks got control over the Police and the Courts and the Taxes, all Whites could do was run. And the Blacks follow…..

      • Eoin November 30, 2018 at 8:54 pm #

        yes, and in places that they control they’ve had almost fifty years to discover their collective inability to maintain it.

        Hard men, doing hard shit, that’s what built it.

        youtube.com/watch?v=LVEkMGBu88g

      • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 8:56 pm #

        JS,

        He also wanted a Naxi German/American alliance as well. Lindbergh was a Nazi sympathizer, a Eugenics believer and a bit of a kook (and a pretty good, lucky pilot).

        JDH

        • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 9:05 pm #

          Well obviously we should be interested in good (eu) genes, eh? Everyone dumps on the White Race for producing a lot of lowlifes, but finds the idea of us improving ourselves simply unbearable.

          It’s true as is the opposite: we produce many incredible people. No other race has our range. And thus no other race could benefit as much or as quickly from a regimen of self improvement. The Chinese intend to remake themselves in any case. We’ll be left behind genetically even as we are being left behind economically.

          • jdhines December 1, 2018 at 11:50 am #

            JS,

            You may be right about that.

            JDH

      • cbeard December 1, 2018 at 12:41 pm #

        Exactly, Russia could conceivably be our best friend on the planet, Europe may well be toast and the USA may go the route of South Africa if the American populace doesn’t wake up.

      • elysianfield December 2, 2018 at 11:30 am #

        “A Russian/American alliance was the dream of Lindbergh.”

        Janos,
        You mean German/American alliance…yes?

        I have never been exposed to information that Lindbergh had any affinity for the Godless commies….

      • Majella December 2, 2018 at 7:46 pm #

        …zzzzzzz….

    • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

      Bingo seawolf77! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!!

      JDH

      • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 10:33 pm #

        Yes, you want a Brown takeover. Clearly it excites you.

        • jdhines December 1, 2018 at 11:53 am #

          Brown, white, red, black, yellow what’s the difference? There are good, bad and neutral in all races and religions. Have you ever heard of the bell curve?

          JDH

  39. PeteAtomic November 30, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

    Thanks Mr. Jim,

    this is all about power. Pelosi is at the head of the house democrats. She’s a stooge of monopolism & bribery. The “resistance” freshman members of the house aren’t speaking against her. Of course not. I think they’ve been told that if they go against Pelosi, they will not have any more terms in DC.

    Power..

    ..and when you make peaceful revolutions impossible (which is happening right now).. you will make violent ones inevitable

    • … and you also summon an air of intrigue completely at odds with reality. See ya next week, pucker.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

        He’s right: Occasio Cortez is snapping at the air and soon her minions will close off the Democrat Party to all such White Dinosaurs. Only then will you be happy, right? Perfect Justice!

    • jdhines November 30, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

      PA,

      Pray tell, what kind of stooge is Devin Nunes?

      JDH

      • PeteAtomic November 30, 2018 at 8:51 pm #

        I know little about Nunes.
        Throw any name of any Congressman out there, and I wouldn’t be shocked if they were owned entirely by one interest or other.

        The entire system is corrupt. And there is no ‘opposition’ party, regardless if there is a R or D after their name. So. That’s the country we are in.

  40. Uh, yeah- I don’t think anything close to the political apocalypse is going to happen. What will happen is negotiation and concession, until the status quo is restored, and this will occur in back channels, behind the scenes.

    I repeat myself, and the New York Times: nothing to see here. Literally.

  41. jdhines November 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

    John,

    For every short, there is a long, just like for every sell there is a buy. That’s just the markets working. What kind of a Capitalist are you?

    Have you ever played craps? The bettor who bets against the shooter making his point is called a “wrong bettor,” but it doesn’t make him a bad bettor, he’s just playing the game trying to win like all the other gamblers.

    Betting on anything is not the same as causing anything. You don’t have to like Soros, but don’t blame him for shorting the markets. It takes nerves of steel to short big, the way he does. Your loss is, theoretically, infinite if you bet wrong. Shorting is not for pussys.

    JDH

    • Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 7:59 pm #

      It is the same if you have the power over the Dealer. Or if you are so rich that you can cover every number on the wheel. You then maintain the Game in order to continue to fleece the sheep.

      • elysianfield December 2, 2018 at 11:43 am #

        Janos,

        If you cover every slot, including the green, the winnings will not cover the bet…lose even more if at a wheel with “00”….

        Funny story,
        …In my youth, I was impoverished…buddy and I took a road trip in his car to Reno. I had about $3.00 in my pocket. We ended up in Carson City…. A large casino in town was offering two-fer coupons…one dollar and the coupon could stand as a two dollar bet. Being clever guys and having matriculated in a State College…we figured that if we each put a bet down, one on the black and one on the red…well, do the math…we’d net $2.00!

        The ball, of course landed on the green, and the look of absolute knowing contempt from the croupier was the best part of the trip…for a dollar on my part I received a valuable education… never…and I mean never, gamble at a casino. I sincerely thanked the Croupier, and we left.

        It always amazed me that a Casino would screw us for such a small amount…amazes me to this day.

    • seawolf77 November 30, 2018 at 8:22 pm #

      Not exactly true. That implies the shorts equal the longs. Not true. For every short, there is a guy who is long. For every long, there is a guy who is short. There can be ten times as many people short as long and vice versa.

  42. Pucker November 30, 2018 at 7:51 pm #

    Isn’t Bill Cosby from the City of Philadelphia, where Rocky Balboa was from? Cosby is a symbol of stoic fortitude, a fighter, like Rocky, going toe-to-toe in the ring against adversity and Feminists, like Apollo Creed, Mr. T, and that Soviet Russian bloke who was really from Finland….

    • elysianfield December 2, 2018 at 11:45 am #

      …Free Bill Cosby!

  43. aibohphobia November 30, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

    OK, I’ve got an almost-limerick–

    Better the Devil You Know

    We may not like Trump’s misbehavior (but)
    No one thinks that he’s anyone’s savior (but)
    Unlike Stalin and Mao
    (And most Democrats now)
    It’s unlikely that he will enslave yer (butt)

  44. Forget the Mueller investigation or Pelosi. Trumps got a “trump” card, no one can afford to let him play. I’ll you guys figure it out what it is, here’s a hint, it rhymes with “Dense”.

  45. I apologize I re-reported the news that another caravan had set out from El Salvador. It comprises 2,000 souls, not 10,000 according to Reuters. The total number of souls is, by my estimate going to be about 12,000 +/- within 27 days.

    Interestingly, the Tijuana press contrasted the behavior of the Haitian refugee community, which were integrated into the local population after failing to achieve amnesty over the last decade. The Mexicans put them up in a proper housing and got them jobs in the Maquiladoras. The Haitians were as mortified as anyone when the border bum rush caused a total shutdown of the border crossing.

    Apparently, flag waving, screaming, and rock-throwing mobs expecting to be waved through is too much, even for the most sympathetic observers.

  46. Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 9:25 pm #

    Some real knowledge here. The Gays want the right to marry because they want to destroy marriage and the family. They want you to be the freak, not them. Their passion is used by the Secret Societies to tear down the World. Some of them know it’s crazy, and some of them do not. The Zionists do by and large. The Luciferians or Illuminati really believe and desire such a chaotic world, a world where they can practice their perversions openly. A big division among the Globalists. Can it be exploited?

    caldronpool.com/chaplain-to-the-queen-warns-its-going-to-end-in-blood/?fbclid=I

    • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 10:53 pm #

      Isn’t it something how the Secret Societies use everyone and everything? Again using the goodwill of the gullable as a bludgeon. Evil incarnate I suppose. Many are seeing that now. Their next stop is open pedophilia and bestiality, but yes we are mentally ill for not accepting it.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 1, 2018 at 1:26 am #

      We may be near the End, though no man knows the hour, it does seems to be the Season. In which case, they will triumph for a season. I’m not saying we should throw in the towel yet, but there is something deeply wrong with our People. They don’t care about the Truth for the most part and thus they are cursed to be easily fooled.

      Some of the Catholic Prophets said there would be a miraculous recovery when all seemed lost. And that the Muslims would be defeated and driven out of Europe. From this point of view, the Anti-Christ is still a ways away and our efforts will bear fruit.

      • SoftStarLight December 1, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

        Hmmm I wonder if that has something to do with the whole King of the South/King of the North prophecy in the Book of Daniel? I have heard before that it is referring to Europe versus the Muslim world.

  47. Q. Be the Plan November 30, 2018 at 9:35 pm #

    Strange waves have found us.
    got-truth.com/docs/Strange%20waves%20have%20found%20us.pdf

    Q.

  48. Janos Skorenzy November 30, 2018 at 9:40 pm #

    Imagine nodding off at a bus stop for a minute. Right next to you is a young woman and her baby. You wake up to see the woman has gotten on a bus and left the baby on the bench next to you. She calls out the window, “Take care of my baby.”

    Do you immediately say, Ohmygod, Ohmygod, Ohmygod, I can’t go home yet, I have to go to the store to get formula, diapers, a basinet, baby toys, etc – or do you simply call 911 and tell the Police what happened so they can come and get the baby?

    I know what the Left wants us to do in regards to weaponized Hispanic babies. But I know what I’d do in the scenario above. And yes, I would take responsibility for the baby until the police got there – even if I missed my bus. That much and no more! Needless to say, we should take the same course as a society in regards to these alien children. And if the Mexicans aren’t willing to take them back or get them back to Honduras (even though they acted as passive or active Agents in the human trafficking), then they prove themselves to be our Enemies and should be treated as such.

    • janet November 30, 2018 at 9:56 pm #

      Trump is part of the global elite. A Billionaire president. He is rubbing shoulders with other elitists in Argentina. Mexico is our friend. Amlo knows exactly who Mr. Trump is and exactly how to play him. Trump signed a trade agreement with Mexico today.

    • SoftStarLight November 30, 2018 at 11:00 pm #

      Really good point. The invasion force is infested with human traffickers. It is thus a moral imperative to repel them and their influence from our country and culture.

      • elysianfield December 2, 2018 at 11:49 am #

        “The invasion force is infested with human traffickers.”

        SSL,
        …Probably some, but “infested”? Sounds a bit strident.

        • SoftStarLight December 2, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

          Maybe it does but look it up. It is a pervasive worldwide problem. There is more slavery now than in the past.

    • Exscotticus November 30, 2018 at 11:09 pm #

      So long as we’re dumb enough to accept them, they’ll keep sending them. Smugglers get paid, children are used as drug mules and sex slaves, and liberals adopt policies to encourage more of the same (future Democratic votes!).

      Refugees escaping gang violence? Please. As if we don’t have gangs. They go from Guatemalan gangs to South Central LA gangs.

      Child migrants peaked under Obama in 2014 and then precipitously dropped. Why? Because Obama deported them right back, and the message was received: the raise-my-kids-for-me-you-gringo-chumps party was over. Liberals were virtually mute on the subject; Obama could blow up a 16-year-old from Colorado with a hellfire missile, make a little speech, and liberals would just fawn.

    • hmuller December 1, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

      Miss a bus to save a baby? Janos, you’re getting soft in your old age.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 1, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

        Yes, the sacrifice would be a great one – as if the baby was worth more than me or something, which of course is the way women think. Just as their lives are worth more in their own eyes. I mean the men gave up their seats in the lifeboats as the Titanic was going down, so it must be true. So much so that the women didn’t even bother rowing back to try and pick up any of them in the water after the ship sank.

        Only Unsinkable Molly Brown objected and got her boat to turn around I believe.

        • SoftStarLight December 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm #

          Well making sure the baby is safe till the police get there just seems natural in the grand scheme for anyone I would think. It is a baby after all. It is ok to have a soft spot in your heart.

  49. janet December 1, 2018 at 12:26 am #

    Seawolf, you have done a good job of connecting the dots. Deutche Bank is a key part. Money laundering with Putin/ Russia/ Russian oligarchs/ the Russian mob (all interrelated) also includes all the apartments Trump sold to Russians which were never occupied and real estate money laundering deals with Russians which Trump has publicly bragged about: I bought a modest mansion in Florida for $20 million and sold it to Russians a month later for $100 million. Nobody ever took occupancy. Can you say money laundering?

    • Ol' Scratch December 1, 2018 at 8:32 am #

      Says the Lil’ J-Bot parasite. Eating all that HillaCrat shit will be the end of you yet.

      • janet December 1, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

        “Trump’s money laundering is abundantly clear to all but the willfully blind”

        *************************

        “What do I have to do with Russia?” Trump replied to reporters’ questions at a press conference in Doral last summer. “You know the closest I came to Russia, I bought a house a number of years ago in Palm Beach … for $40 million, and I sold it to a Russian for $100 million.”

        That was a bland, if fairly accurate, summary of a wild and goofy tale of the Palm Beach real-estate market involving tax fraud, Russian billionaires, lurid divorce-court accusations and — at least in the opinion of some Palm Beach observers — the execrably vulgar taste of the super-rich.

        *******************

        Money laundering is illegal, isn’t it? Is it possible Mueller’s Team America might be interested in Trump’s illegal activities?

    • jdhines December 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm #

      janet,

      Trump’s money laundering is abundantly clear to all but the willfully blind. “Beleive me, believe me.”

      JDH

  50. tucsonspur December 1, 2018 at 12:57 am #

    What, me worry? About subpoenas, hearings, collusion, meddlesome Muellers, and lesser malignant myrmidons?

    cnbc.com/video/2018/11/30/watch-putin-and-mohammed-bin-salmans-exuberant-handshake-at-g-20.html

    Let Democracy deal with caravans, uncontrolled immigration, domestic coups, dysfunctional government and coming collapse!

    Damn, it’s good to be a gangsta!

    • SoftStarLight December 1, 2018 at 7:51 pm #

      Does the gangsta get the job done? That is the question ;-).

      • tucsonspur December 2, 2018 at 12:18 am #

        They often do, and as we know, not too much attention is paid to moral roadblocks or inhibiting ideals. What idealistic impediment would stop one from saving a nation? It’s certainly not the commandment that says “thou shalt not kill”. Does one exist?

        • SoftStarLight December 2, 2018 at 1:45 am #

          I believe it does exist. It is the idealism that is Globalism. That is the impediment that seems to stop one from saving the nation. Actually, in a diehhard globalist mind nations must die.

          • tucsonspur December 2, 2018 at 3:13 am #

            Wonderful that you went global. Exactly right.

          • SoftStarLight December 2, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

            See, I can get it right sometimes :-).

  51. BornToKillPeace December 1, 2018 at 2:14 am #

    Papa’ Bush is Dead!

    • Ol' Scratch December 1, 2018 at 8:36 am #

      It’s about time. The old codger’s been a slobbering fool for over a decade now. Young master W will probably age even less well, given his fondness for the bottle during his dilettante years.

      • seawolf77 December 1, 2018 at 9:10 am #

        Maybe now we’ll learn the truth about JFK.

        • janet December 1, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

          And the Illuminati, the Bilderburg group, Skull and Bones society, and the Bohemian Grove and Art Bell’s resurrection and Area 51 and Roswell and Santa Claus and … etc. etc. etc.

        • PeteAtomic December 2, 2018 at 10:08 am #

          I don’t think that will ever happen.

    • PeteAtomic December 2, 2018 at 10:08 am #

      the MSM is falling over themselves to see which agitprop officer can write the most gooing, gushing, article on Bush Sr.

      Bush Sr. ran the US gov’t like it was just another subsidiary of ExxonMobil. He served the ruling class & the ultra rich at home, and was a neo-imperialist abroad.

  52. tucsonspur December 1, 2018 at 2:15 am #

    Deep quandaries can lead to deep anxieties. It’s coming. High Noon will be a Low time. Mind your own and stay close to home. Try not to worry. Maybe take a lorazepam. But don’t do this:

    youtube.com/watch?v=4E9ydw_aDMg

    “We would rather be ruined than changed
    We would rather die in our dread
    Than climb the cross of the moment
    And let our illusions die.”

    W. H. Auden

  53. K-Dog December 1, 2018 at 2:17 am #

    Women’s clothing ads? No Dog, I don’t get it.

    Take a look back up Walter B.

    • Walter B December 1, 2018 at 5:11 am #

      EXPRESS ESSENTIALS, WOMEN’S HOLIDAY EDITION: 9 PIECES, 33 LOOKS

      Yes, this is what I keep getting.

  54. FincaInTheMountains December 1, 2018 at 5:51 am #

    Will a white Russia side with China, its physical neighbor or with America, it’s racial neighbor == seewolf

    The first option seems reasonable enough if we forget that the inhabitants of the Celestial Empire are not generally friendly with the barbarians, and that their success is connected with the Communist Party, which is still in power and in Chinese schools, the history of Russia after Stalin’s death is studied as a series of continuous betrayals not only of all its allies and friends, but also of themselves.

  55. FincaInTheMountains December 1, 2018 at 6:13 am #

    This is what’s called high crimes and misdemeanors == seawolf77

    Is FBI now works as an agent of the Clinton Foundation?

    FBI RAIDS HOME OF WHISTLEBLOWER ON CLINTON FOUNDATION

    The FBI raided the home of a whistleblower who was in possession of documents regarding the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One, according to the whistleblower’s lawyer, Michael Socarras.

    The whistleblower, Dennis Nathan Cain, had turned the documents over to the Department of Justice’s inspector general and both the House and Senate Intelligence committees, according to the lawyer.

    The FBI rummaged through Cain’s home for six hours, even after the whistleblower handed over the documents, according to Socarras.

    dailycaller.com/2018/11/29/fbi-whistleblower-clinton-uranium/

  56. FincaInTheMountains December 1, 2018 at 9:09 am #

    In the memory of George Bush Sr.

    The most famous – in Russia – interview with President George Bush Sr.

    Don’ ask me for a link – it can’t be found.

    Whether this interview is authentic or not, is again a question of a Negro child with two heads.

    Q: Mr. President, summing up, in the sense of your term in office, can you name your most important foreign policy success, besides the collapse of the USSR, and your most important defeat?

    A: Yes I can. But you are mistaken in the main thing. My greatest success is the victory over Saddam Hussein, the victory over the perjurer who had committed a treacherous attack on his own brothers. And this is after all that we have done for him. After we invested so much in him and trusted so much. The defeat of Hussein is my highest achievement, for all of us the struggle and the punishment of betrayal remain the most important.

    It was the collapse of the Soviet Union – my most important defeat. I am afraid that this is a foreign political catastrophe, the size of which we have not yet understood.

    Q: Could you develop your thought? After all, you yourself have made so much effort to defeat the USSR

    A: Yes, I did. But for the victory, not for our defeat. The Soviet Union played a very important role for America. It had not had a military ability to defeat our country for a long time, but it could have caused us unacceptable damage, and we feared it, as feared a wild wolf or a bear. We taught ourselves to be thrifty in our home, we watched us being in shape. However, now that the Union is gone, we Americans began to forget about the danger. Our people are growing fat and lazy. And these are signs of our defeat. After all, the existence of the Union was beneficial to all of us. And the current situation multiplies political risks with uncertainties. And, in my opinion, this is a direct path to disaster. I mean that I did everything so that the Union would remain large, hungry and weak. I fed him from my hand, teaching it to get used to my caress. There was no money in their treasury, and I provided the Union with humanitarian aid from my personal funds.

    Q: You want to say that all this humanitarian aid to the Russians, all these chicken legs …

    A: It was all from my personal funds. Russian needed money. And I, as I could, supported them. They needed food – and I ordered to feed them from my personal funds. There were people who joined me in the share. But we did not spend a single cent from the federal treasury.

    Q: Then I do not understand why you did it

    A: Because a friend in need is a friend indeed. You do not understand what happened. Russia is not defeated. On the contrary, it has strengthened a lot. And we need her to be our friend. That is why I fed all these Russians for free. And those who beat me (meaning Clinton and company) only want to pillage and loot.

    The Russians will not forget that and someday send us a counter bill.

    Q: I do not understand why you are sure that Russia has strengthened. After all, she was just defeated

    A: Russia and the Union are like Matreshka dolls. They were nested in each other. In reality, we competed with Russia. But she was in the form of the USSR. That is, she had huge weights on her feet. Now these weights have been removed during the breakup of the Union. Russia will overcome its current problems, and will become much more angry and powerful, and will well remember all those who have offended it today.

    I would like to be as much a friend of Russia as I was an enemy of the Soviets. It is necessary to bet on the best horse. Do you want to know what those weights were? This is in numbers. There were two bottomless holes in the Union where all budget surpluses flowed – agriculture and social assistance. Since today’s Russia may have former incomes and not spend money on these unprofitable items of expenditure, in the coming years it will become stronger and more dangerous than the USSR.

    Q: I do not understand why Russia will be able to cut its spending on social assistance and agriculture

    A: This is all in numbers. The main customers of agricultural subsidies in the Union were in Ukraine. Ukraine is leaving – the Russians are closing a black hole in the budget for subsidies for the agriculture. The main consumers of social assistance were located in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Once there is no Union, Russia, the main earner in the union budget, stops subsidizing large Muslim republics.

    And then arithmetic. Ukraine, Central Asia and Transcaucasia find themselves with deficiencies and plunge into the abyss of despair. Russia winds up with surpluses. And her treasury is bigger and more powerful than the Soviet one. And then she will come back in triumph and recall everything. And our economy already has a marginal state of zero profit.

    Q: In other words, Mr. President, you think that the loss of Ukraine is good for the Russians. But the former national security adviser…

    A: Are you talking about Brzezinski? Village idiot Jimmy in politics could not distinguish an apple from a cow cake. And so I listened to idiots and clowns. I voluntarily left the post of director of the CIA so that my name would have no relation to this booth.

    Brzezinski wrote that without Ukraine, Russia would never become an empire. So it was in those times. But this is the rule of the 20th century. And we will live in the 21st. Do you know why the Russians needed Ukraine? Then, that there population growth is higher than in Russia itself. Russians in past wars needed Ukrainians, so that there was someone to throw with grenades under German tanks, and nothing more. But as soon as they had nuclear weapons and missiles, the meaning of keeping so many hungry mouths became negative. It is easier for Russians to raise the standard of living of their Russian population and for Ukrainians to work for them in the same way that Mexicans work with us and for us. All the same, to fight with a rifle and grenades in a modern war is not necessary. And, therefore, they do not need a military oath of the Ukrainians.

    My opponent, Clinton, promises to stimulate the economy. This means that we goin to get deeper in debt. And our economy is in a state where we can no longer afford to borrow. This means that our budget will be negative and in time we will become naked and barefoot, and the Russians will be rich and powerful.

    And for the sake of friendship with strong and powerful my free chicken legs at the moment when they have nothing to eat, will bring huge dividends.

    And they would bring even more if I could keep a pack of our ever-hungry hyenas and jackals from plunder. Oh, if we could keep the Union from disintegrating, if it was getting used to our good hand and eventually became tamed, like a lap dog! But nothing can be done. All these jackals themselves decide their fate.

    I know Russians. They will forgive nothing and forget nothing.

    • pequiste December 1, 2018 at 9:48 am #

      I do not know about this interview Finc, but “Popi” Bush will be remembered forever for this remark:

      youtube.com/watch?v=VtlO39wIRWs

      He was ultimate Deep Stater who helped shepherd the U.S.S.A. on its current trajectory of imperial implosion.

      • A lack of attribution is the sine qua non of inauthentic bullshit.

        • FincaInTheMountains December 1, 2018 at 10:22 am #

          It is authentic by the virtue of millions of Russians consider it authentic.

          As I said, it is the most quoted interview of George Bush Sr in Russia.

          • To be clear, Russia has no freedom of the press and no tradition of a free press. Instead it served its citizens propaganda and mythology for centuries, keeping them dumbly uninformed about America, in particular.

          • FincaInTheMountains December 1, 2018 at 11:24 am #

            To be perfectly clear, anti-American propaganda in Russia is mostly paid from the same sources as the Clinton Foundation.

      • FincaInTheMountains December 1, 2018 at 10:26 am #

        The problem with Americans is that they are so full of …, sorry, themselves, and their old propaganda which they’re sincerely mistaken for authentic history.

      • K-Dog December 1, 2018 at 10:31 am #

        A new world order where the rich are rich and the poor are poor and the fucked are fucked. The asshole does not even allude to equity or making TWABP where all can prosper. Elitist asshole, may he rot in hell for a few billion lifetimes. Seven would be a good number. I’m going to have some broccoli.

        This video is George Bush talking about broccoli should ‘forces’ see a deep need to switch out the video again.

        • K-Dog December 1, 2018 at 10:32 am #

          youtu.be/tQmTeVf2nJ8

        • pequiste December 1, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

          Geo. H.W. Bush was also about as funny as a tracheotomy.

          It has always been about the pursuit of pure power by the Evil Fuckers. Popi was just their S. & B. pedigreed and CFR approved water carrier.

  57. The Saturday edition of the New York Times reports Marriot got hacked. Analysts say it has the signature of state actors. Russia and China. They’re making a list… Checking it twice. China in particular has been robbing America blind for 20 years. We have an open society. To bad it’s filled with religious idiots whose wishful apocalyptic thinking underwrote an epic self-destruction.

    Tomorrow, the Magazine will feature a story about the decline of insects worldwide. Insects, seriously when is the last time anyone thought about insects who isn’t a biologist or a farmer? (Excluding mosquitoes, cockroaches, and spiders.)

    We are knocking the blocks out of the jenga tower that is the web of life. Something like 90% of land mammals disappeared in the last 40 years while CO2 and human populations have exploded. Deforestation is proceeding at a pace erasing an area the size of new York state every year. Cumulatively it adds up. A couple million acres here, a couple million acres there… Pretty soon you’re talking about a lot of land.

    The relentless incremental inverse progress… It could be stopped. Conservatives have always argued on behalf of extending some deference to the status quo. What has that wrought? And now the refrain is a fatalism- the government can’t do nuthin about it! And neither can we. The young are dying with a needle in their arms from hopelessness

    Anyway the G20 is hard at work to maintain that status quo- keeping the geezers of the world comfortable as they are put to bed by their immigrant help. The gasoline, now flowing at a rate of 400 million gallons PER DAY, will keep flowing so the twilight will be extended a few more moments before the nightmare descends.

    • Exscotticus December 1, 2018 at 11:15 am #

      >>> Tomorrow, the Magazine will feature a story about the decline of insects worldwide.

      So in addition to human parasites, liberals now want us to shed a tear for bugs? LOL!

      Sorry dude but that’s a hard sell. Good luck with that. Last I heard, liberals want us to stop eating meat and start eating bugs. Woe to the bugs of the Third World if gimmigrants suddenly get an appetite for crunchy things with many legs…

      • FincaInTheMountains December 1, 2018 at 11:27 am #

        Bees are insects as well…It actually could be serious.

      • ozone December 1, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

        hex,
        Please keep your ignorance of what sustains life on earth (which would include your own exceptional and indispensable self) *to* yourself.
        …Or would you prefer to let others suspect that you engage in and approve of nest-fouling Dominionist fantasies?

      • “With each generation, the amount of environmental degradation increases, but each generation takes that amount as the norm.”

        How old are you Excottius? I’m interested to figure out what your baseline impressions of the environment are (I’d guess you are a millennial.)

        • Exscotticus December 1, 2018 at 6:13 pm #

          I would say the health of the environment is inversely proportional to the global population.

          I’ll know the Left is serious about the environment when they stop advocated to “save the bugs” and start insisting on population control. Part of that is not rewarding breeder cultures by taking in their broods at taxpayer expense.

      • BornToKillPeace December 1, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

        Don’t drive, live near work, crash early, grow plants, work on your arts

    • elysianfield December 2, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

      “seriously when is the last time anyone thought about insects who isn’t a biologist or a farmer? (Excluding mosquitoes, cockroaches, and spiders.) ”

      SnakPak,
      Goddamn it! Spiders are not insects.

      I had a post several weeks ago questioning as to whether windmill down-range loss of wind velocity might affect insect hatches….

      Inquiring minds need to know…

      And…I have heard it mentioned that…”Three things God should never have made are fleas, mosquitoes, and Jehovah’s Witnesses….

  58. The New York Times used a FIA request to obtain FTC emails concerning acting AG Whitaker. He was under investigation for massive fraud in Florida (where the drained swamps breed mendacity).

    Whitaker has to much dirt on him and will be gone by the end of the weekweek, I predict.

    • Exscotticus December 1, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

      Reminds me of the Clintons and Whitewater. As I recall, they survived that and many other scandals…

      Whitaker will be gone when Trump wants him gone.

      • jdhines December 1, 2018 at 8:25 pm #

        Ex, there you go dreaming again. On Whitaker, you would have us believe he is a world-class jurist. That’s funny Ex.

        JDH

        • Exscotticus December 1, 2018 at 8:39 pm #

          Not at all. Whitaker certainly wouldn’t be my first choice. And he wasn’t Trump’s choice, either.

          But if the last few years have demonstrated anything, it’s that people with ropes around their necks don’t always hang. And to go after an AG requires an act of Congress. It’s certainly not going to happen this month…

  59. malthuss December 1, 2018 at 11:04 am #

    Shrub.

    How much heroin and cocaine did they import?

  60. FincaInTheMountains December 1, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    Well, do you understand now why the Chinese consider their homeland to be the Celestial Empire, and all the rest are barbarians?

    We all are only the material for the Chinese to achieve Perfection!

    Swan Lake, Shaolin style:
    youtube.com/watch?v=LxcGhTm5s-A

    And what do those Russians understand in ballet?
    youtube.com/watch?v=x0mqfNZI1VE

  61. Q. Be the Plan December 1, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    If you could read my mind.
    got-truth.com/docs/If%20you%20could%20read%20my%20mind.pdf

    Q.

  62. janet December 1, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    “but “Popi” Bush will be remembered forever for…”

    Vomiting on a Japanese Prime Minister? Trump could have done that with Merkel or Macron, but Trump is too restrained, too much a coward.

    On January 8, 1992, about 8:20 p.m JST, while attending a banquet hosted by the Prime Minister of Japan, Kiichi Miyazawa, U.S. President George H. W. Bush vomited in Miyazawa’s lap.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 1, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

      Sure Hillary had her hand in that!

      • janet December 1, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

        Hillary has her hand in running everything inside your head.

    • BornToKillPeace December 1, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

      Ingestion from that stem cell sushi?

  63. FincaInTheMountains December 1, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

    Ukrainians sailors captured in Black Sea are so happy to finally get out from the Ukrainian Navy, they broke dancing!

    youtube.com/watch?v=K21yj2lEgrA

  64. janet December 1, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

    Instead of vomiting at the G20 President Trump has done the right thing. Once again I salute President Trump on his good judgement.

    “I was very much looking forward to having a press conference just prior to leaving Argentina because we have had such great success in our dealing with various countries and their leaders at the G20….However, out of respect for the Bush Family and former President George H.W. Bush we will wait until after the funeral to have a press conference.”
    — President Trump

    G.H.W. Bush was the last combat veteran to be president. He went in spite of bone spurs. I salute him, too. I salute them both for being patriotic Republican presidents, even though, unlike Obama, they sometimes misbehaved. Obama did not have any indictments in his administration.

    • Exscotticus December 1, 2018 at 8:07 pm #

      >>> Obama did not have any indictments in his administration.

      Obama wasn’t saddled with a special prosecutor put in place by his predecessors and the Deep State to issue such indictments.

      To suggest that Team Obama didn’t warrant any is preposterous. Killing a 16-year-old American citizen with a hellfire missile alone warranted Obama’s impeachment. Not prosecuting Lois Lerner after she engaged in political profiling at the IRS and then a coverup also warranted Obama’s impeachment.

      • jdhines December 1, 2018 at 8:22 pm #

        Get a grip Ex, the Lois Lerner thing is ridiculous. The right-wingers were abusing the system and warranted deep investigation. Right, he wasn’t saddled with a special prosecutor because they knew that couldn’t get one on ANYTHING. If they had even a slim chance, you don’t think they would have tried. Please, LOL.

        JDH

        • Exscotticus December 1, 2018 at 8:57 pm #

          >>> The right-wingers were abusing the system and warranted deep investigation.

          Prove it. Show us links of “right wingers” doing things that were felonious and that lefty groups were NOT doing.

          >>> he wasn’t saddled with a special prosecutor because they knew that couldn’t get one on ANYTHING. If they had even a slim chance, you don’t think they would have tried.

          No I don’t. Because their was very little substantive difference between Obama and Bush. Whether it was torturing, assassinating, locking suspects up indefinitely without a trial, trying suspects in secret courts with secret witnesses and secret evidence, domestic spying, offshore drilling, the continuation of the “war on terror”, deficit spending, giving Wall Street banksters a free pass—you name the Bush policy and Obama was likely for it.

          • malthuss December 2, 2018 at 11:14 am #

            thanks.
            more bs from jhines.

  65. Taz December 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

    Hmmm. Would be wonderful to know the simple truth.

    Hard to get that any more…. I’m stuck with that old conclusion 🙁

    “How do you know when a government employee is lying?”

    “When their lips move……”

    Not a good way to run a country.

  66. Taz December 1, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

    breitbart.com/politics/2018/11/30/blue-state-blues-democrats-stole-the-election-in-california-legall…

    What’s the truth with this? Does voting even matter any more?

    Want to believe – but have concerns.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 1, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

      Democrats are too sophisticated to entrust the election results to dumb American voters.

    • janet December 1, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

      Taz why all this ambivalence. It is simple. If the source is Breitbart or FoxNews, it is true. If the source is New York Times or MSNBC, it is false. /sarcasm off

  67. KJzibom December 1, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

    Interesting blog, interesting comments. Reading through them I can only conclude that it is highly likely that SoftStarLight is on the rag. No offense babe.

  68. “It is estimated that, since 1970, Earth’s various populations of wild land animals have lost, on average, 60 percent of their members. Zeroing in on the category we most relate to, mammals, scientists believe that for every six wild creatures that once ate and burrowed and raised young, only one remains. What we have instead is ourselves. A study published this year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that if you look at the world’s mammals by weight, 96 percent of that biomass is humans and livestock; just 4 percent is wild animals.”

    • KJzibom December 1, 2018 at 4:37 pm #

      Yeah I got a few mounted on my wall. What, you got something against beef?

    • Exscotticus December 1, 2018 at 8:10 pm #

      So when will the Left get serious about population control? Why do they encourage breeder cultures, growth, and development?

  69. Q. Be the Plan December 1, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

    ****************
    The joyful expression of Liberty…
    got-truth.com/docs/The%20joyful%20expression%20of%20Liberty.pdf

    Q.

  70. Pucker December 1, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

    I wonder what Cosby is up to in The Slammer? I bet that they’re trying to humiliate him, but, like Whitey Bulger and like Rocky, he’s digging deep and he’s punching back. The Fighting Irish…. Like Dillinger…”Come and get me, Coppers!”

    • pequiste December 1, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

      Watching reruns of “I Spy”, “The Fat Albert Show” and Jello puding commercials, no doubt. That and thinking about White wimmenz.

  71. janet December 1, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

    Michael Cohen told the Congress of the United States the same lies that Donald Trump had told the American people during his campaign and after he became president of the United States, when he said repeatedly that he had no deals in Russia, that he had nothing to do with Russia, and that he knew of no contacts between his campaign and Russians.

    Over the last 18 months, we have discovered that during Trump’s campaign for the presidency and afterwards, members of his campaign and others close to him like his son and son-in-law were meeting over and over again with Russians. There were the contacts between his campaign advisers George Papadopoulos and Carter Page with Russians. There were the multiple meetings between his top foreign policy adviser Jeff Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

    There was the meeting in Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort with six Russians who had told the Trump campaign they had information that would “incriminate” Hillary Clinton. There were meetings between Trump advisers and Kislyak at the Republican National Convention and on the sidelines of a major foreign policy speech Trump delivered at the Mayflower Hotel. There were repeated contacts between Trump’s campaign adviser Michael Flynn and Sergey Kislyak. There were meetings in Trump tower between Flynn, Kushner, Bannon and others and Kislyak and Sergey Gorkov, the chairman of Vnesheconombank, a major state-owned bank in Russia with close connections to Vladimir Putin. There was the meeting in the Seychelles Islands between Trump adviser Erik Prince and Kirill Dmitriev, a Russian banker with close connections to Vladimir Putin, attempting to establish a “back channel” between Trump and Putin.

    The contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign were so many, they were hard to keep up with.

    And this week we learned that Trump’s people had been even busier with Russians than we had thought. The criminal information filed in court on Thursday in connection with Cohen’s guilty plea is stuffed with connections that we haven’t known about between Trump’s people and Russians. Cohen was in contact in January of 2016 about Trump’s Russia project with the office of Dmitry Peskov, described as a “senior aide to Putin.” (Peskov is in Argentina at the G-20 summit right now with Putin, serving as his press secretary) Cohen stayed in contact with people in Russia through Felix Sater, identified as “Individual 2” in the criminal information. Sater is a felon and former FBI informant who worked with Trump on the Trump Soho Hotel project. Cohen discussed in May of 2016 the possibility of traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia to meet with either Putin or the Russian prime minister. He discussed arranging for Trump to travel to Russia to meet with Putin about the Trump Moscow project after the Republican National Convention. The discussions about travel to Russia continued into June, with messages between Cohen and Sater on June 9 through June 14. Throughout the entire time, according to the criminal information, Cohen spoke about the Moscow deal with Trump multiple times and kept his children informed about his activities.

    You will recall that others in Trump Tower were busy with Russians in June. On June 3, Donald Trump Jr. received an email offering to set up a meeting with several Russians who had incriminating information about Clinton. The meeting took place on June 9. On June 14, Michael Cohen met Felix Sater in the lobby of Trump Tower and told him that he would no be traveling to Russia, marking the end of Trump’s Russia project, according to the criminal information filed Thursday.

    Upstairs at Trump Tower on that same day, Paul Manafort was being promoted to chairman of the Trump campaign for president.

    All this stuff was kept secret. All the meetings between Trump’s people and Russians. All the contacts between Michael Cohen and Russians about the Trump Moscow tower. All the knowledge they had in advance of the leaks of Hillary Clinton’s and John Podesta’s emails.

    They kept secrets for the same reason Nixon kept secrets: because they were guilty of crimes. Michael Cohen and Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort and others have plead guilty to their crimes. This week we learned that Mueller’s team is circling Trump Tower like sharks around the carcass of a dead whale. They even flew north to take Cohen’s guilty plea in a New York City courtroom.

    Do you want to know how to tell Trump realizes how much trouble he is in? On Thursday, as they climbed the stairs to Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington D.C., and as they descended the stairs from Air Force One in Argentina, Donald and Melania Trump held hands. It was the first time the president and his wife had touched each other in months. They are massaging the family image, but it’s too little and too late.

    There is speculation in Washington that Trump’s family is in Mueller’s cross hairs next. Congressman Adam Schiff, who will take over chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee on January 3, has said that it will be among the committee’s first business to release the testimony of Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner to Mueller’s investigators, something Devin Nunes and the Republicans have refused to do.

    Also on Thursday, 170 police officers and German federal prosecutors raided the headquarters of Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt, Germany as part of an investigation into whether the bank helped criminals launder money. Last year, the bank paid a $425 million fine in the United States for helping Russian banks launder $10 billion. Deutsche Bank is the only major lender that has been willing to lend to the Trump Organization over the last decade. Trump’s latest financial disclosure forms revealed in May that he owes the bank as much as $175 million, according to MarketWatch.

    Special Counsel Mueller issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank for information regarding Trump’s loans last December, according to The New York Times.

    With Donald Trump, it’s always about the money. He is not going to sit in the White House and watch his business empire suffer the same fate as Paul Manafort, who forfeited $46 million to the government as part of his plea deal. He’ll resign with an assurance that he is pardoned for his crimes in the Russia investigation, the same way Nixon resigned with a pardon for his crimes in Watergate.

    So Russiagate isn’t that different from Watergate after all. They will have the same end game.

    • KJzibom December 1, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

      Whose got time to read this long-winded shit? Can’t you condense it into a few sentences. Damn.

      • janet December 1, 2018 at 4:23 pm #

        EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Trump is guilty of crimes and will negotiate his resignation so he doesn’t lose his money, freedom ‘n sjhit like that.

        That is a summary in 20 words. Admittedly some were big words, but it would have easily fit into a tweet. Here is the six word summary:

        Deplorable illiterate idiots run government now.

        • janet December 1, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

          Here is a three word summary:

          NO WITCH HUNT!

          • janet December 1, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

            Five word summary:

            Russiagate. Watergate. Same end game.

            The reason the post was long is because there is a lot of evidence of Trump- Russia collusion which is just starting to come out in court as the facts become known and the criminal conspiracy participants plead guilty to their crimes, are sentenced, and go to jail … things that do not happen in a “witch hunt”

          • Q. Be the Plan December 1, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

            Arrogantly and Ignorantly presuming the misdeeds of the political PARTY opposition to Trump represents the lesser evil and the greater good is GASLIGHTING.

            TRUMP holds the ace in the hole on the greater of the assholes.

            got-truth.com/docs/The%20END%20March%20is%20GASLIGHTING.pdf

            Q.

        • KJzibom December 1, 2018 at 4:35 pm #

          Sorry babe their all deplorable idiots. Trust none.

    • Exscotticus December 1, 2018 at 8:27 pm #

      Wow janet you are officially in tinfoil hat territory. TDS is eating your brain from the inside.

      Now. Just. You. Wait. Are you telling us that Trump and associates had… wait for it… meetings? OMG—shocker!

      As I recall, Obama’s Loretta Lynch had meetings of her own… on the PHX tarmac with Bill Clinton—following which the FBI investigation into his wife Hillary mysteriously ended without an indictment.

      Got anything else besides meetings? Got anything like the FBI paying a foreign agent for dirt on then candidate Trump? And, btw, when does Mueller plan to indict those at the FBI who orchestrated those payments?

      • SoftStarLight December 1, 2018 at 8:46 pm #

        Well janet has gone rouge and is in multiples again so watch out lol.

  72. Pucker December 1, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

    Rocky in the Nursing Home…. Transgender Immigrant Nigerian Male nurse tries to abuse and humiliate Rocky/Cosby while giving him a sponge bath, and then Rocky/ Cosby cold cocks him with a pair of brass knuckles….

    • janet December 1, 2018 at 4:25 pm #

      News Flash: the moon is made of green cheese!

    • Pucker December 1, 2018 at 4:27 pm #

      Rocky in the Nursing Home….

      The Women really got their Nuts off in abusing and humiliating a strong, famous, “successful”, non-Politically Correct, heterosexual black man (Bill Cosby) who told young black males to pull up their pants, get an education, be responsible, and to speak correct English. It was all about humiliation and Sadism?

      • janet December 1, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

        to speak English correctly.