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Newsflash: President Donald J. Trump had sex with a whore twelve years ago. Let that sink into your limbic lobes, you poor, opiated, Facebook-addled, morbidly-obese, fly-over nation of lumbering, deplorable, gun-gripping, Jesus-haunted voters. A hoor! Do you hear?

Wait a minute, you say. Stormy Daniels is no such thing, She’s an actress in, and director of, adult films, an auteur, if you like, at least a sex worker, toiling in the rolling mills of eros, sweating and grunting as much as any Mahoning Valley steel worker, or hood ornament buffer on the Tesla assembly line. And anyway, three times over the years she denied having sex with that man, at least once in writing, though last night on CBS’s Sixty Minutes she stated that she actually did have sex with the Golden Golem of Greatness. In which case, she may be some kind of a lyin’ hoor… or savior of a nation yearning to cast off the loathsome rule of this odious president-by-mistake.

The Sixty Minutes make-up and costume crew knocked themselves out coming up with her on-camera look Sunday night: WalMart Shopper. That reddish blouse, for instance, which did not display Stormy’s… er… assets in the usual way (i.e., an enticing fleshy slot descending into deep milky realms of mystery), but just innocently swimming around in there like a couple of frolicking dolphins confined in an above-the-ground backyard pool. Who wouldn’t want to jump in and swim with them?

Maybe not the undistractible Anderson Cooper, who did ferret out many interesting particulars of that one romantic encounter: Stormy accepted Trump’s invitation for dinner… in his hotel suite. Just the two of them, ahem. They watched a TV show about sharks. It apparently lacked aphrodisiac punch. So he showed her a magazine with his picture on the cover, perhaps to get the point across that he was a really important person in case she didn’t already know. She said she ought to take it and spank him with it. He concurred, dropped trou, and presented the rear of his tighty-whitey small-clothes to facilitate that proposal. After that ice-breaker, he said, “I really like you!” and “You remind me of my daughter” — instantly be-sliming the proceedings with overtones of incest. Stormy went to the bathroom and emerged to find Trump perched on the bed. “Here we go,” the thought popped into her head, she says.

But she didn’t say “no.” After all, was this performance that much different from the… I dunno, just guessing… 1043 previous scenes with co-stars she had enacted amorous relations with on-camera? Surely not all of them were husband-material, or crushes. Oh, she didn’t ask him to wear a condom, and he didn’t gallantly volunteer to do so. (A love-child was not conceived.) At some point in the proceedings, Trump dangled the possibility of a role on his fabulous TV show, Celebrity Apprentice. But I suppose that was just the cherry-on-top of a romantic confection baked in the oven of America’s great dream industry. As it happened, Stormy didn’t get on the show. I suspect she didn’t try hard enough.

And now, as the cartoon Puritans of America’s great judgment industry say, there is hell to pay. Stormy received a large-ish check for $130,000 from an attorney associated with Mr. Trump. It is proposed by legal scholars at Anderson Cooper’s home-base, CNN, that this might have constituted an illegal campaign contribution, and is surely something that must be brought to the attention of Robert Mueller, special prosecutor for the Russia collusion case. That will be an interesting hook-up, all right. I have to say, Mr. Mueller would probably benefit from a spanking with the Penn Law Review, and who knows what side benefits might accrue from the encounter. Perhaps Stormy will wear a pair of Russian army tactical Spetsnaz boots instead of those four-inch heels and a Russian bearskin hat. I’d pay to see a film of that!


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  1. PeteAtomic March 26, 2018 at 9:53 am #

    “Perhaps Stormy will wear a pair of Russian army tactical Spetsnaz boots instead of those four-inch heels and a Russian bearskin hat. I’d pay to see a film of that!”

    I was thinking of the sexy Russian Hacker outfit, but that works too 🙂

    • FallenHero March 26, 2018 at 9:58 am #

      Meanwhile the SJW brigade had a ‘big day’ with their whole march for our lives. The complicit media in these matters is undeniable at this point. I highly suspect 99% of the people in this march know nothing about communist russia and the intelligentsia purge. Useful idiots who will eventually be killed or do the killing depending on how things shake out.

      • lsjogren March 26, 2018 at 10:34 am #

        The only saving grace of the left is they suffer from ADD. They put together lynch mobs for the leftist issue du jour, but all the previous causes they got worked up in a rage about are long forgotten.

        Let’s just hope their stupidity renders them too inept a force to destroy the human race.

      • Elrond Hubbard March 26, 2018 at 10:46 am #

        My favourite image from the marches: counter-protesters (including a kid) in Utah, with a truck-mounted machine gun, that has an American flag stuck in the barrel.

        buzzfeed.com/buzzfeednews/march-for-our-lives?utm_term=.ubR655O21Q&sub=0_120747172#.tinODD9Goq

        That’s peak ‘Murica, right there. Because if anything is going to make children safer, it’s gangs of guys tearing around in technicals, shooting at stuff with a .50 cal. No, wait, sorry — I was thinking of Somalia. My bad.

        • BackRowHeckler March 26, 2018 at 10:40 pm #

          Yes, the .50 cal., deployed by the massive US Army of Empire, 450,000 strong, fewer soldiers than Bulgaria had entering WW1.

          And the Empire: Guam, Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba, American Virgin Islands … what an empire! Why, it rivals Rome in the 4th century.

          brh

        • GreenAlba March 28, 2018 at 11:59 am #

          Elrond

          Whoever first coined the abomination ‘my bad’ deserves to face a firing squad – .50s will do fine, not that I’d know one from a tin of beans 🙂 .

          • Elrond Hubbard March 28, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

            Neither would I, and so BRH caught me betraying a lack of knowledge about firearms, apparently. On the other hand, while JHK likely knows no more about computers than I know about guns, I’ll bet no one here thinks that disqualifies him from commenting about their effect on society.

            As for ‘my bad’, I apologize for perpetrating what is an abomination in your eyes. But you would still defend to the death my right to say it, right? 😉

          • GreenAlba March 28, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

            Of course, Elrond.

            Just as you defend to the death my right to express my opinion on it 🙂 .

            I have now done my research and see that it comes to us from 70s basketball patter, further popularised, apparently, by the film, Clueless. Which I have made a mental note never to watch. I seem to remember it was meant to be a modern take on Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’. I like Jane Austen, so I’ll stay away from it!

    • Elrond Hubbard March 26, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      JHK: “I’d pay to see a film of that!”

      I was gonna say, who in 2018 actually pays for porn? I mean, clearly someone must be, but Jeebus — when I think of the lengths I went to back in the day, just to get a glimpse at a Playboy, or ‘appropriate’ one from the magazine rack.

      And now there are unlimited torrents (and .torrents) of it out there for free? Today’s teenage horndogs have no idea how good they have it.

      • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 10:59 am #

        Funny but true. Once you had to go downtown in a big city to a run down theater to watch porn. Men evenly spaced in every sixth seat once your eyes adjusted to the pitch black. The only illumination was the screen. No sconced lights to illuminate walkways as in normal theaters. You feared what might be on the seats.

        Now all you have to do is type in something in Google by mistake and you get it without even wanting it. Yes, today’s teenage horndogs have no idea how good they have it!

        • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 11:12 am #

          ‘walkways’?

          I think you got a letter wrong there.

          • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 11:52 am #

            Nope, that is exactly what I want. There is a walkway on each side of theater seating and a central walkway down the middle in larger theaters. Smaller theaters have been built with a single walkway along only one side of seating but those theaters are relatively new and were not around at the time referenced.

            If you think I misspelled may I remind you you are British. You people spell and talk funny.

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 11:57 am #

            Sorry, our senses of humour have gone all cross-purpose-y again. I was suggesting a rude pun. Mea culpa.

          • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

            Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yes I get it. the first letter to be specific. That’s good. Actually more letters would have to change because only changing the first letter yields a HOMOnym. Close but no cigar.

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

            I meant the third letter 🙂

          • ozone March 26, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

            K-dog,
            I think you missed what G.A. was alluding to. In that particular type of theater, an aisle could be termed a “wankway”. (There’s your letter replacement.) JHK has brought out the drollery in us all today! Good deal. 😉

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

            But now I’m equally mystified!

          • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 12:41 pm #

            Ah,now you are getting British on me again. I have to think about this.

          • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

            Thanks to Ozone mystery solved. This is definitely a case of regional differences. Jerk off, spank the monkey, choke the chicken are common here. Wank is never used here though of course I see it in print and might even use it in writing myself, but colloquially wank is not Seattle.

          • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

            cockway

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

            There’s nothing quite like having to explain a joke. 🙂

            I didn’t realise it wasn’t transatlantic!

          • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

            A Team of International Geniuses hard at work.

            Humor isn’t the universal language, obviously. Geometry is. And for the Worker Soldier – Memes.

      • elysianfield March 26, 2018 at 11:51 am #

        “teenage horndogs”

        Elrond,
        With all respect…that statement is redundant.

        • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

          With all respect, try and remember being 14 with a frolicking dolphin in your pants. “Teenage horndog” is a very specific breed of dog.

          A teenage horndog will take interest in any hole that will fit. It does not have to even be human. It could be a hole in a tree though a human would be preferred.

          • elysianfield March 26, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

            Dog,
            Exactly! ALL teenage males are horndogs…hence a redundant statement.

          • K-Dog March 27, 2018 at 12:40 am #

            Incorrect logic. There are other kinds of horndogs besides teenagers and this makes teenager a qualifier. It also would not matter if all teenagers are horndogs ore not. That is irrelevant

            More would be known about how a teenage horndog differs from an adult horndog but that would require a lot of adult confession.

            The kind of confession that turns ears red.

          • elysianfield March 27, 2018 at 4:34 pm #

            Dog,
            Then we can agree that all teenagers are horn dogs, but not all horn dogs are teenagers?

            “The kind of confession that turns ears red.”

            Yes, and oftimes leads to divorce, unemployment and penury….

    • hmuller March 26, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

      Some people watching the interview noticed that Stormy’s pupils were very dilated (as in being high on drugs). Anderson Cooper’s eyes were not dilated, but could we say the same for his sphincter? Yeah, everybody’s looking for something. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5545635/Twitter-asks-Stormy-Daniels-pupils-dilated-interview.html?ITO=1…

  2. venuspluto67 March 26, 2018 at 9:57 am #

    The only thing this week’s post succeeding in doing is making me glad I’m not heterosexual. 😛

    • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 10:07 am #

      Goodness – you’re a brave person on this website. I’ve only offered my gay nephew vicariously in the interests of mind-broadening and that got enough blowback 🙂 .

      • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 10:29 am #

        His avatar is solid black like yours and not green like mine. I am one of the few people who can actually be identified here. There is nothing brave about revealing that you are not heterosexual when nobody knows who you are in the first place and can’t find out.

        He, she, it also did not say they were gay, that was you.

        They very well could be gay and probably are because there is something about being gay that makes people who are gay have to tell the whole world about being gay. They have to have parades and claim that being attracted to others of the same sex is something to be proud of like it makes them special or better people somehow.

        We all seem to play along because if someone writes in that they are straight we see that as some really wierd shit, as in ‘whatever dude’ as we should.

        Some weirdo writes in that they are not heterosexual, which they did not have to do at all, and then it is celebrated with an utterance about being brave because they need to tell the world about their sexual proclivities.

        To such people I’ll be clear. You are stuck on yourself. I do not care if you are gay or straight but please keep the info to yourself. OK?

        You also do not own rainbows.

        • SunnyJohn45 March 26, 2018 at 10:45 am #

          Extremely well said!

        • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 10:50 am #

          I was kidding, K-Dog, in terms of the amount of homophobic stuff that’s on here. I am not confused about the meaning of the word ‘brave’.

          I don’t pay attention to parades either. Not my thing, or my nephew’s. My ‘outing’ of my nephew was in RESPONSE to the hate on here. Because you wouldn’t know he was gay and his family didn’t either for years. That’s the point I was trying to make.

          But you carry on telling people what they can say if you want to. After all, you do all keep complaining about ‘pc’ so if you’ve been affected yourselves, it’s hardly a surprise.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

            Taken in to the woodshed and shown what for. All of your English are into Sadomasochism anyway so it’s all good.

            This Kdog character isn’t all bad. Gays aren’t special, Alba. They’re deeply troubled and tormented people – who continue to live far shorter lives even when they are completely accepted as they are in Northern Europe.

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

            “This Kdog character isn’t all bad.”

            The ‘K-dog character is fine’. It’s you we need to work on.

            “Gays aren’t special, Alba.”

            Exactly, Janos, that’s the point that needs to be made, so thank you for making it.

            “They’re deeply troubled and tormented people ‘

            I’ll tell the ones I know – they’ll be fascinated. Even the ones in their 60s. Not that I know THAT many.

            But I think, given your torments and troubles, that you’re projecting. I don’t wish you a curtailed life, though, just a less misguided one.

          • ozone March 26, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

            Christ on a Crisco-coated crutch!
            vladdie is one hate-spreadin’ little shit. (That would be a declaration, not a query.)

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

            Don’t hold back, ozone, tell us what you really think 🙂 .

          • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

            Ozone hates most White Americans but he loves all Gays and Blacks – unless they’re conservative in which case they become honorary Aryans.

          • ozone March 27, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

            Man, things are either really slow or really stressed by the ‘whip hand’ at the ol’ Hate Factory for such chasing of the back track. Let’s see some more mendacity. C’mon you lyin’ bitches, do your job of stinking up the comment boards or there’ll be no screenings of piles of emaciated bodies Thursday night. …Just a reminder of who you work for, maggots.

            “Just as Chomsky has written about “the manufacture of consent,” we can now see how—and why–the American political establishment works around the clock to “manufacture rage:” because the powers-that-be know that fostering this endless anger is a perfect way to keep their critics tangled up in the ropes and snares of their own hateful rhetoric. As long as Americans are training their anger at each other, they won’t do any damage to those actual powers-that-be.” – J. Eskow

          • GreenAlba March 28, 2018 at 9:23 am #

            I agree with your assessment four comments up, though, ozone 🙂

            And with Chomsky.

        • DrTomSchmidt March 26, 2018 at 11:02 am #

          One recalls Joe Sobran: “the love that dare not speak its name has become the love that never shuts up.”

          Speaking up was definitely called for when law punished homosexuality with death. I don’t want to see those laws return, either. Now?

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 11:06 am #

            Well, I’ve seen K-Dog point out a few times that he’s a ‘dog that’s attracted to bitches’ so I get that when he says ‘I do not care if you are gay or straight but please keep the info to yourself.’ he doesn’t actually mean that at all.

            So, PC message understood.

          • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 11:22 am #

            Fair enough. But my intent is humor and I never do it out of context. Everything I write here has a point and that is my deliberate intent because I know how badly some posters want to rip what I write to shreds. By always having a point I make that job harder for them. They have to use their brains to try and get me. For some that is too hard.

            Telling someone I don’t want to hear about their sexuality is not going to make them stop but if you want to attack me as attacking free speech lets talk about appropriate. When Putin arrested Pussy Riot for breaking up a church service he did the right thing, they were in the wrong.

            Telling people I consider revelations about being gay offensive is only asserting what my ears have a right to hear. They can say what they want but I do not have to hear it. Free speech has to be appropriate speech or do you make a habit of screaming fire in crowded theatres?

            Seems to me you were attacking MY right to free speech.

          • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 11:25 am #

            And I absolutely do mean:

            I do not care if you are gay or straight but please keep the info to yourself.’

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 11:33 am #

            My intent was humour too, K-Dog. I come on here every week and my ‘ears’ have to listen to the most disgusting antisemitism, racism, etc. and some pretty gross and dismissive comments about women too. Some of it meant to be hilarious.

            But you’re worried about a flippant remark about someone daring to say on this highly prejudiced website that they’re not heterosexual.

            And I’m not enamoured of Pussy Riot’s exploits either.

            Pax?

          • ozone March 26, 2018 at 11:44 am #

            Meh.
            I consider those who predicate everything in life on their sexuality are (in general) wasting said life. I feel there are times when ‘single-mindedness’ can be more curse than blessing. The sex drive is self-driving, as anyone past pubescence can observe for themselves; no manuals needed but for clinical details and [hopefully satisfying] recreational experiments. 😉

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 11:49 am #

            I quite agree. My nephew never even mentioned it till he was asked. And they only asked because they wondered, which is fair enough after living with someone for nearly 20 years.

            And none of us ever mention it, but not because he’s got anything to be ashamed of. We don’t discuss cleaning our teeth either.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 26, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

            @Ozone: Gay people, from what I can tell anyway, for the most part don’t intrinsically predicate everything in their lives on their sexuality. Or to the extent they do, they’re just being themselves in the same way most straight people are also being themselves. When Joe Straight Guy goes around acting like Joe Straight Guy, nobody notices how his actions are predicated on his straight-guyness, because no one finds straight-guyness surprising.

            Gay sexuality became A Thing because of how the society reacted to it — basically, the most scandalized and hateful were able to shame everyone else into being as scandalized, and somewhat as hateful, as they were. Ultimately gay people started pushing back and refusing to be shamed any longer, and they worked up a head of steam as they did so. This, plus the natural reaction anyone has when they know they will always be in the minority, accounts for the ‘single-mindedness’ some displayed, and display.

            The movement that started at the Stonewall Inn basically achieved total victory with the recognition of gay marriage, but the head of steam that drove matters to that point hasn’t completely subsided yet. But don’t worry, it will — things always revert to the mean.

          • ozone March 26, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

            Elrond,
            I’m not in disagreement with much of what you say, but if you’ll read the sentence again, I think you’ll find it narrowly quantified and specific to those who DO filter everything through a lens of their own self-centered sexuality.

            “I consider those who predicate everything in life on their sexuality are (in general) wasting said life.”

            Okay then? 😉 (I really don’t think the comment was off the mark or ambiguous. One could argue that in the realm of semantics if that’s enjoyable. Again — meh.)

          • ozone March 26, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

            Elrond,
            Plus, I made no mention or concession to any specific *type* of sexuality, quite deliberately.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

            Yeah Ozone, cuz a hole is a hole. You are so sensitive to beauty and meaning! And Nature!

            Elrond: People used to think Blacks would get over it – they never did. Nor do you people want them to. Maybe the same thing with Gays? Nor will you want them to. Every Civilization has looked askance at them. There must be reasons…..

            Alba: You are so brave coming here each week. Your eyes tortured with racism, sexism, and homophobia. You can’t get enough of that funky stuff!

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 1:37 pm #

            “You are so brave coming here each week. Your eyes tortured with racism, sexism, and homophobia.”

            As long as it has an infinitesimal chance of encouraging any fence-sitting readers not to fall into the racist and antisemitic quagmire, in a normalising kind of way, I’ll do my bit to wave my tiny flag for decency, Janos.

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

            “Every Civilization has looked askance at them. There must be reasons…..”

            And every school has bullies. The reasons are within the bullies.

        • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 11:20 am #

          “He, she, it also did not say they were gay, that was you.”

          Actually I didn’t say that either.

          • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 11:23 am #

            ‘my gay nephew’ is close enough. You are splitting hairs.

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 11:37 am #

            I meant regarding the person. They might be some other kind of ‘not heterosexual’, the details of which do not interest me.

            I just offered one kind. No kind is acceptable on here. This is PC Central. And yet you all talk about snowflakes. There are different ways of looking at things.

        • elysianfield March 26, 2018 at 11:54 am #

          “Some weirdo writes in that they are not heterosexual,”

          Heterosexuality is natural, just like buggery. Nothing to see here, folks…

          …move on….

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

            ‘Buggery’ among heterosexuals seems to have taken off like nobody’s business since the advent of porn, so ‘just like’ is probably fair enough.

            In my professional capacity I have had to read about the microbial consequences of said change in heterosexual mores, but I’ll spare you that.

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

            Should have said the advent of wall-to-wall porn.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 26, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

            A propos heterosexual buggery:

            youtube.com/watch?v=j8ZF_R_j0OY

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

            Hmmm… Funny how two such polar motivations converge in the implementation. 🙂

          • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

            These people aren’t obsessed with sex. They’re obsessed with other people being obsessed with sex (other people’s sex lives). Reduce the terms of the equation: they’re obsessed with sex.

        • BioWebScape March 26, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

          Can’t Own rainbows. Can use them but can’t own them. I like most people, but when they go about taking some things like the swish, the bow, the rainbow, the whatever it is they have to id themselves with. You are just borrowing it for a time, but not owning it.

          Th skittles jingle was taste the rainbow, now that would have other meaning in light of this other group co-oping the symbols.

          Oh and on the side note. I linked my account just so that people could find me and my other opinions.

          If i didn’t want people to know who I was I’d not be online.

        • venuspluto67 March 27, 2018 at 5:57 pm #

          Hmm. If it’s a “weirdo-free” environment you want, a mostly unmoderated blog comment-section might not really be your speed. Just sayin’. 🙂

      • aibohphobia March 26, 2018 at 3:56 pm #

        Second that–
        I have a male cousin who claims he is a lesbian trapped in a man’s body, but this seems not to have improved his social life…

      • SpeedyBB March 29, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

        Alas it is true: 1950s-style homophobia is all but de rigeur in these comments, mostly tinged with a hurt ‘sore loser’ echo to it, as sexual orientation becomes something of a major non-issue in western society.

        Meanwhile the gay mayor of Berlin pays an official visit to ‘burn-’em-alive-like-it-say-in-dee-babble’ Uganda. That must have been a fun journey. Yer Lordship?

        The love that dare not squeak its name just won’t shut up and sit down and such a reluctance to play it straight annoys all these fart smellers I mean smart fellers, starting with our esteemed host.

        Alas, again.

  3. earltwitty March 26, 2018 at 9:58 am #

    Fake news reports 60 Russians expelled! ohh wait.. that’s real news!
    Did the Dems expel them? Nope Trump did! Putin is going to take back his “your welcome” from Trump congratulating him. I’d like to be a fly on the wall in Melania’s bedroom. Probably would be bored to death

    • daveed March 26, 2018 at 7:42 pm #

      Thanks for changing the subject, sir (or madam, as the case may be).

  4. dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 9:58 am #

    “…Stormy weather…”

  5. GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 10:00 am #

    I had so far managed to totally ignore the whole Stormy Daniels story, apart from being aware of the name (and a few of the previous post’s commentariat assessing her assets and competing to find the best adjectives to go with ‘skank’ (which independently came in adjectival form as well).

    So, thanks for that 🙂 .

    .

    • Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 10:17 am #

      Money and rumors of illicit sex. That’s all we Americans have left these days. The assorted shootings don’t even trigger the radar anymore.

      • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 10:29 am #

        It would be the same over here, Scratch, it were one of ours (well, if it were Treeza that really would make a story!). All we got was David Cameron and Piggate:

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piggate

        TMI already. Only in England…

        • Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

          Love it! Actually, by secret society initiation rite standards, that one’s pretty tame. You Brits ain’t going all prude on us now, are you? No telling what Bush the Lesser had to do back in the day with his ‘Bones chums.

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 4:42 pm #

            Call-me-Dave is still sometimes referred to scathingly (mostly in comments columns) as the pig-botherer. Doesn’t help that he has that shiny pink face.

            As for going all prude, the upper classes have always had their own er…activities. We lesser mortals are very boring by comparison.

            But you’re right – it’s relatively tame (if it happened). Just a bit embarrassing if your teenage kids’ school friends know all about it 🙂 .

      • Walter B March 26, 2018 at 10:41 am #

        The horror, the horror eh Scratch? While I refuse to follow or otherwise participate in listening to any of the fornication crimes bullshit that has long preoccupied the limited American attention span, I am nonetheless saddened if not actually depressed by all of it. In the decayed moral morass that is American culture, where everyone everywhere is either diddling some poor misfortunate or is pleasuring themselves as they view moving pictures of those who are, and all while maintaining the audacity to point fingers of shame at somebody else and cry foul, well it makes me sick. What political figure has not transgressed the borders of smart sex, if such a border even exists? In this place, where divorce is a badge of honor and couple swapping, gender bending, and dial a porn on the tele is considered just having a good time, how can anyone have the audacity to cry foul over anything at all? I mean, has anyone done anything as far as bringing Harvey Weinstein to justice yet? It is all just a sick joke. Pathetic comedy. I would not be surprised to see the next 60 Seconds program (yes they should shorten the time slot) interview the local baker who comes out to accuse the GG of G of performing strange acts upon the loaf of marbled rye that he sold to GG 20 years ago. After all, no low is too low for the Boob Tube.

        • ozone March 26, 2018 at 11:19 am #

          WalterB,
          I guess this is what can be expected of a country that has mandated a PG-13 rating for a wondrous cinematic spectacle of extreme bloody mayhem, exploding and bullet-riddling of twitching humanoids in their death throes, but an X rating for depicting folks putting their naughty bits together in a manner that “gawd intended”… and ways more interesting and creative as well.

          Yep, we could say that cognitive dissonance in the sexual arena (the Hedonist vs. the Puritan) is getting as explosive as the brothers’ keeper vs. fuck ’em, I got mine playground. Oh well, devolution and unintended consequences of consent-shaping will out, won’t they?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

            Christians find your “gawd” spelling and attitude offensive. Walter is a Christian. Wtf?

          • Walter B March 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

            Wow Janos, that was so kind of you, thank you. I certainly try my best to follow the lessons of my Master, as difficult as it is. Not to worry, I take no offense at those that believe otherwise or do not believe at all. Free will is a gift to us all and must be given if we plan on being allowed to have it ourselves. Here on the path less travelled one gets used to being alone, though the occasional gift of caring such as you have given me today is greatly appreciated my friend. Bless you.

        • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm #

          “Christians find your “gawd” spelling and attitude offensive. Walter is a Christian. Wtf?”

          I didn’t notice you taking it up with our host when he used the word.

          But a shameless antisemite bringing up the subject of religious offence is an achievement of which only someone with your mind-boggling lack of self-awareness could be capable.

          And you’re not a Christian. As I’ve mentioned before, you’re an Aryan mystic pagan cupcake with a dollop of opportunistic Christianist cream on top.

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:35 pm #

            “I didn’t notice you taking it up with our host when he used the word.” – because Janos is a coward.

            “And you’re not a Christian. As I’ve mentioned before, you’re an Aryan mystic pagan cupcake with a dollop of opportunistic Christianist cream on top.” – you flatter him. Last time that I compared him with Hitler, he almost creamed with delight.

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

            Yes, he bears comparison with Hitler too. I wasn’t suggesting being an Aryan mystic was generally a good starting point for anyone.

          • Walter B March 26, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

            Hey guys please, it is one thing to get on each other for disparaging remarks and insults back and forth, but if we cannot tolerate a kind word or two being send across cyberspace on occasion then we all deserve to be eliminated from this farce (life that is) immediately. Yes Janos is quite the character and comes out with a lot of stuff that bring derision and rightly so, but an act of kindness needs be rewarded and not attacked don’t you see? I think we could all use a lot more patience and consideration when dealing with one another so jump on me too if you will and I shall show you how to turn the other cheek.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

            Remember Walt, no Jew believes in “Judeo-Christianity”. And the Church will be Here for the Apocalypse as the Book of Revelations clearly says. The Anti-Christ or Jewish Messiah (almost all the Church Fathers agreed that he would be a Jew – worshiped in the Temple, remember?) will savage us.

          • Walter B March 27, 2018 at 3:09 pm #

            Ah but Janos, the Messianic Jews believe in the Mashiach, as Jesus and the true Messiah and it a joy to listen to those rabbis that so believe…

            israelinewslive.org/

            True that the old school Jews may not believe, but this should not be a problem that concerns us, they have free will too you see. The Zionists are another story altogether and as a force that is committed to maintaining its power and imposing its will upon others these people can be denounced as a huge problem working against world peace just as the Neocons and the Globalists, which in my book includes the Vatican. While we are meant not to judge them, we must still be compelled to denounce the violence which I shall continue to do always. Peace and tolerance, while probably never achievable, should be practiced nonetheless if we are to remain true to what we have committed to be.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

            A very mixed bag I think. I read a terrible book once by a Jewish guy who had become a Christian – without renouncing one iota of his Jewish Supremacism. “Jesus is Jewish, Ok guys?” In other words, thanks for nothing gentiles. He’s ours now.

            He had been associated with Jews for Jesus, though they don’t seem nearly as bad for the most part. But all in all, the Movement wants to take the Lord of the Universe and make Him back into a Jewish Tribal Deity again. In other words, the New Testament in interpreted in light of the Old, and not the Old in light of the New as in Christianity. John Hagee for example is an apostate, a 3rd class Jew at this point.

            Prophecy is clear (read Ted Pike): the Jews will grow in power until they dominate the World. They will greet the Anti-Christ as their Messiah – and He will utterly betray them. Finally chastened after 2000 years of error and arrogance, they will accept the True Faith.

          • Walter B March 27, 2018 at 9:17 pm #

            Well Janos to truly Believe in Jesus you must submit completely to what He said and that was that all men are welcome at His Father’s table Jew and Gentile, even the Pagans. Under the umbrella of His sacrifice, we can ALL find salvation….

            youtube.com/watch?v=SNLSBjYDPko

            I am the Centurion. Join me, please.

          • SpeedyBB March 28, 2018 at 11:53 pm #

            That the mischievous Janos – not a devoted admirer of ‘The Tribe’ or its trouble ‘Promised Land’ – should have adopted a nom de plume of a Nazi who became a Mossad hitman is beyond puzzling.

            allthatsinteresting.com/otto-skorzeny?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=…

            It gets curiouser and curiouser.

      • daveed March 26, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

        Maybe not your radar, Diablo. A cursory glance at the events of the weekend might indicate otherwise.

    • PeteAtomic March 26, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      O c’mon Green, who wants to talk about serious topics when a gal named Stormy is gettin’ plugged by a yellow headed troll 🙂

      Hollywood can’t write this stuff.

    • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

      How much press do they devote to the mass rape and prostituting of young girls, in England?
      I noticed that Sir Paul was participating in that anti-gun march. I’m sure he’ll be organizing a march against child rape, just as soon as he gets back.

      • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

        He’s staying out here in Amagansett.

      • Tate March 26, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

        Something that certain person or persons active here curiously never want to talk about, even though it’s happening right in their own backyard.

      • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 5:59 am #

        “the mass rape and prostituting of young girls, in England?”

        Give me some information regarding numbers and locations and I’ll be able to have a good guess as to where you got your information from. There have been some bad cases. Some from a while ago. Also historical evidence of child abuse of various kinds in institutions (care homes). AND of course the children who were sent to Australia in the 50s and abused there, the most egregious case being by the Christian Brothers.

        But when you use terms like ‘mass rape and prostituting’, you need to give people some idea of whether you’re talking about a seething bed of rape and prostitution TODAY in every town and city or something else. Because otherwise it’s not helpful.

        Some comparisons with other countries’ experience in these matters is also useful.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

          The Koran says Muslim warriors have the right to the conquered women – or wives of their left hand.

          Whatever problems a society is having in this regard, surely their ingress isn’t going to help, eh? Think about it – if you’re able that is.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

            In what way does that absolve the Christian Brothers exactly?

        • Walter B March 27, 2018 at 3:26 pm #

          I think he is talking about this…

          news.com.au/entertainment/tv/60-minutes-investigates-alleged-westminster-paedophile-network/news-sto…

          The British version of 60 Minutes did a story on the subject.

          • GreenAlba March 28, 2018 at 9:33 am #

            I doubt it, Walter – this story was (a) historical and (b) about abuse (and murder) of little boys.

            However, it’s always best to wait until the truth actually comes out:

            bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41187474

            As in some stuff is made up.

            There are other genuine examples of the systematic abuse of girls (Rochdale; Newcastle…). And there have been historical cases of abuse in children’s homes in various parts of the country, generally back in the 70s or before.

            But when people talk about the ‘mass rape of English girls’ without any details, they usually have an agenda, more than an interest in the truth.

          • Walter B March 28, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

            I suppose it is the easiest way out to simply ignore it, dismiss it as fiction or bunk and go back to our own lives, because it’s not like they are doing anything to OUR children, right? NIMBY – Not In My Back Yard. It saves us so much effort, ain’t it great?

          • GreenAlba March 28, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

            I’m not sure what you’re suggesting, Walter. Someone appears to have actually made this up. Compensation has now been paid to people who were falsely accused and their reputations tarnished. I’d have thought you’d approve of that.

            Obviously for things that have actually happened we should all care – what a strange suggestion you make.

            The cases that actually happened have been and are being dealt with as everyone comes to terms with things most didn’t know were going on at the time.

  6. K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    Having to watch Shark Week with Trump did not happen the first time they had sex. She says they only had sex once. He wanted it after the shark show but she grabbed her purse and left. She did not put out then since she knew she was being played about being on the apprentice and the orange one was not going to slide his stiffie again with out Trump ‘putting out’ which he never did. All she ever got was a free dinner and a threat in a parking lot. Is that a ho? Opinions may differ.

    The threat in the parking lot was rather mild and about as as scary as Homeland Security calling you up and saying ‘you’re gonna die’ and then hanging up should you have found out about our government micro-targeting blog visitors with trolls as I found out a few years ago. That is scary and you do shake afterwards and you do have trouble walking. That and obsess about it for days. But there are worse things.

    • PeteAtomic March 26, 2018 at 11:28 am #

      “Having to watch Shark Week with Trump did not happen the first time they had sex. She says they only had sex once. He wanted it after the shark show but she grabbed her purse and left.”

      So you are saying that Donnie jumped the shark?

    • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

      That may explain it. She didn’t play her cards right and wants more. Much more. These whores have to be made to keep the contracts they made with Trump.

  7. dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 10:04 am #

    Slut-shaming now Kunstler?

    • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

      Are you a whore worshiper now – like the Ancient Cult of Ishtar? Have you been with Stormy too?

      • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

        Janos,

        You keep repeating “Whore” Whore” Whore”, as in:

        Janos Skorenzy
        March 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm #
        Being tolerant is like being an old whore: you can’t even feel it anymore.

        Is this your experience of women?

        Is this your experience with women?

        very unhealthy.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

          Thank you for quoting Me to Me. There is only the Self. You are just an undigested piece of matzo.

  8. Jigplate March 26, 2018 at 10:06 am #

    If the blog thing doesn’t work out for JHK , he definitely has a future writing erotic literature. This was much better than the terse , dry prose of the Starr report that described Bill “sometimes a cigar is just a cigar” Clinton’s White house romp.

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

      Trump/ Storm assignation erotic to you somehow?

      How, where, why, in what way, how come…?

  9. thenuttyneutron March 26, 2018 at 10:06 am #

    Where are the vehement denials of not having sex with that woman? Trump is not playing by the script here for the possible impeachment over purgury in his testimony about sex with that woman. The DNC must be pissed off over this.

    In a way I feel bad for Trump. He plowed into land that was already spent, well tilled, and not all that great. While the talk of Stormy “reminding him of his daughter” is disturbing, it is far from being the weirdest thing about a president.

    Maybe he can get a real doll made that looks like his “perfect” woman. If it looks like Ivanka. I will then be “offended”.

    • Elrond Hubbard March 26, 2018 at 11:15 am #

      Far from the weirdest, eh? What is weirder, then? I must not be up on my presidential trivia. Not only is Trump’s lack of boundaries with FDOTUS disturbing, but there have to be currents there that no one has any idea about yet.

      And that’s all to the good, for our collective peace of mind, given that there are already credible allegations that Ms. Clifford is in possession of certain “video images, still images, email messages, and text messages” (i.e. presidential dick pics).

    • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

      And still the Liberals ignore the sexual CRIMES of Bill Clinton and Hillary’s role as his enabler and enforcer against his victims. Shame on you all.

      • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

        Does this mean that you won’t be speaking to us anymore?

        What with that “Shame” and all.

  10. Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 10:13 am #

    Nice post Jim! Glad to see you’re getting into the spirit of things now. Tawdry camp is the spirit of the age here in la la land, as we circle the drain of disintegrating, ill-begotten empire. But hey, no one has ever done it better, late stage Rome notwithstanding!

    • ozone March 26, 2018 at 11:54 am #

      Scratchy,
      LOL!
      …and few *write about it* better than our esteemed host!
      Could we term those Romanoids “pikers” in the collapse bid’nez? We seem to be gettin’ ‘er done in a faster and more efficient fashion, eh?
      (Tho’ they were certainly “colorful” about the whole deal…)

    • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

      You are the turd circling the bowl the fastest – so you win? If the analogy is offensive, forgive me. Read Poe’s story about the whirlpool instead. Maybe the bottom is a black hole and entrance into another Universe were Pucker is President.

  11. sauerkraut March 26, 2018 at 10:13 am #

    It’s all a distraction.

    If she did every john in America, not one would notice that he was getting screwed. One of them might notice the wall of flame after it engulfed him. Or maybe not. If so, he would curse the vast left wing conspiracy which was being used to screw America.

    As if there were a leftist left in America after 1970.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

      Being tolerant is like being an old whore: you can’t even feel it anymore. As Aristotle said, the last “virtue” of a dying civilization, the “brain” so expanded and flabby that nothing make much impact or friction.

      • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

        Preaching “Tolerance” now”?

        Or was it “Shame”?

        You confuse with your words.

  12. robert magill March 26, 2018 at 10:17 am #

    Another stirring episode last night sponsored by the Mushroom Love folks. We keep you in the dark America and feed you Bull Shit. Stay tuned.

  13. JustSaying March 26, 2018 at 10:20 am #

    I had to listen to the Stormy drivel on NPR this morning. Trump is an easy mark and an idiot for hooking up with these women, but how does that impact his tenure in office? Is adultery prior to obtaining office an impeachable offense?

    Very funny post.

    • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

      You’d be shocked at the number of people who believe that President Clinton was impeached for having sex with an intern.
      They always add, “in the Oval Office” as if they are talking about a church or something. Like there are extra penalties attached for venue.
      It wasn’t in the Oval Office anyway.
      Bill Clinton was impeached for fooling around with Monica like Martha Stewart was tried and convicted of insider trading.
      Odd thing, James Comey was involved in Martha’s persecution, I mean prosecution, too.

  14. jdhines March 26, 2018 at 10:21 am #

    JHK

    Bravo! Very amusing summary of the 60 Minutes proceedings. What a let down. I too will pay for the the film of Stormy in Russian boots and bearskin hat whacking Mueller’s ass!

    JD

  15. bukowskisghost March 26, 2018 at 10:22 am #

    Brilliant post Jim.Its too good to spoil it with comments.

  16. GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 10:23 am #

    “As if there were a leftist left in America after 1970.”

    Some of them may have moved over here, the way the blacklisted writers did who came over and wrote ‘Robin Hood’ (under pseudonyms) for the BBC, while McCarthy was looking for real Robin Hood sympathisers to skewer on your side of the Pond.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Robin_Hood_(TV_series)#Blacklisted_writers

    • sauerkraut March 26, 2018 at 10:27 am #

      America always gives of its best.

      • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

        I’m here, I’m here!

        Thriving and pissing straight.

  17. lsjogren March 26, 2018 at 10:31 am #

    Well, stormygate is pretty thin soup compared to Russkiegate, which is tapwater, but any port in a storm. Gotta get Trump one way or another.

    The progressive demolition of human civilization has been slightly slowed down by this oaf figurehead nominally at the helm of the world’s most powerful country.

    • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 10:42 am #

      But it was enjoyable to watch, I admit to schadenfreude. I knew Melaina was not going to put out last night. That’s for damn sure. Had Trump ordered up someone else which I’m sure he could do as easily as ordering a pizza he still would have been thinking about what he could not have, Melaina.

      I needed that after Trump gave laid John Bolton on us last week. Bolton in with Trump means people are going to die so if Trump is having to order pizza because there is no home cookin goin on, that’s great.

      • sauerkraut March 26, 2018 at 10:49 am #

        Unless it makes him more aggressive, a phenomenon not unknown.

      • SunnyJohn45 March 26, 2018 at 10:50 am #

        Melania

        • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 11:02 am #

          Thanks.

        • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

          Melania makes her deals.

          Stormy makes her deals.

          Trump double-deals. (His Art of the Double-Deal). And you bought it.

      • PeteAtomic March 26, 2018 at 10:52 am #

        ” Bolton in with Trump means people are going to die so if Trump is having to order pizza because there is no home cookin goin on, that’s great”

        yeah. I wonder if Bolton was really Trump’s choice.

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 10:51 am #

      “any port in a storm”

      Get it Isjogren?

      • Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 11:36 am #

        And a storm in every port.

        • daveed March 26, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

          “You were the sunshine, baby, whenever you smiled
          But I call you Stormy… today
          All of a sudden that old rain´s fallin´ down
          And my world is cloudy and gray…..you´ve gone away
          Oh…. Stormy, oh… Stormy. bring back that sunny day”

          youtube.com/watch?v=18Sua_QTDs0

  18. jdhines March 26, 2018 at 10:34 am #

    Wow, Trump expels 60 Russian diplomats. Now that’s an unusual turn of events. If nothing else, this guy is totally unpredictable. Is this just a ploy to demonstrate how tough he really is on Putin or is he really pissed-off about the poisoning? We know he is a germophobe; is he a “nerveagentophobe” too?

    JD

  19. Zoltar March 26, 2018 at 10:36 am #

    Of course, Trump is a pig but, compared to Bill Clinton’s trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s orgy island for sex with under-aged girls, this is a mere peccadillo – worthy, perhaps, of a PG 13 rating. I trust that all outraged Democrats are still determined that Slick Willy be brought to justice over that business.

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 10:54 am #

      Love it when Republicans defend repugnant behavior with: “But the Dems!”

      • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

        One is a crime.

        • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

          So you’ve got Clinton guilty of orgy island for sex with under-aged girls?

          I guess that provides excuses galore.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

            No, I don’t have him guilty, I have one being worthy of investigation and the other being smutty gossip.

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

            BOY,

            I have one being worthy of investigation – Trump

            and the other being smutty gossip. – Clinton

      • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 5:40 pm #

        Anytime someone judges, they are held up for judgment at the same time. If one posits a universal ethic, then naturally the other person will look to see if you are consistent. That makes sense, right? So what is the problem?

        Come before the Law with Clean Hands or stay in the darkness. And the Democrats are filthy….

    • JohnAZ March 26, 2018 at 11:24 am #

      I want to remind everyone that this Playboy culture has trapped many power motivated men into salacious activity. Does anyone think that a fifty percent divorce rate is for irreconcilable differences? Just think about Hollywood where folks act out the testosterone dreams of these overgrown teenagers. That they get the press time they get is disgusting to me. How about the TV show Playboy after Dark or the exposes of the Playboy mansion in the 70’s-80’s? Both just plain glorified this behavior pattern. And their contributors were just as much female as male. Hollywood does not want to acknowledge how many of the elite posed for Playboy or otherwise joined Hefner’s group to get ahead. It really shows how low we as a society have descended to consider this bedroom behavior acceptable family entertainment on Sunday night. I think that Walt Disney was much better entertainment.

      • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

        60 Minutes used to be about serious, in-depth reporting of “hard news”, allegedly, once upon a time.
        We’ve seen the line between entertainment and news blurred for some time. In fact, when 60 Minutes featured a BobDylan interview, they were criticized for that. Bob just happened to work indirectly for the same parent company or something, so it was really blurring the lines of news, entertainment, and advertising.
        Then it was the lines of news, entertainment, advertising, and gossip, and now it is smut added to the mix. Except the “news” part has been taken out.

      • BackRowHeckler March 26, 2018 at 9:21 pm #

        Look where the playboy brand is now. Down the tubes, along with penthouse and the rest of the rags that promoted an immoral and narcisstic lifestyle.

        brh

        • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 7:09 am #

          brh

          The only reason these mags have gone down the tubes is the business model – and the limitations. You can now see anything you want done to a woman at the click of a mouse at no cost – and, importantly, in complete secrecy (thanks to your military friend, Private Browsing), and just seeing a naked pneumatic bimbo is now way too tame for most men (the effect is called ‘tolerance’, as you will know). But mostly it’s availability, convenience and secrecy – magazines are less discreet and it takes a second to close down a site when you hear your wife coming in the door. No magazine to hide.

          Also, on the internet you can specify the age group. Teenagers are the most popular (among almost all male demographics) and you don’t always get the ‘just out of school’ demographic in a wank mag.

          Not my scene, as you can imagine, but it’s supply and demand. And when you don’t even have to pay for it, the demand is unlimited.

  20. FincaInTheMountains March 26, 2018 at 10:47 am #

    Today, the Shanghai International Energy Exchange started trading futures for oil in yuan.

    The morning session is over and we can talk about the first results. September futures contracts, or SC1809, with the opening, immediately jumped 6%, to 440 yuan per barrel ($69.63 per barrel), + 24 yuan from the starting price, to 416 yuan.

    By the end of the first morning session, at 10:15 am local September futures closed at a price of 435.9 yuan per barrel, + 19.9 yuan from the initial price, the price rose to a maximum of 447.1 yuan.

    26,756 lots (a thousand barrels of oil in a lot) were sold, of which 25,702 lots were September, which is 96% of the total.

    ine.cn/en/

    • Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 11:35 am #

      And with it we can talk about the beginning of the end for US dollar priced oil hegemony, and with that the end of the US dollar itself as anything remotely resembling a stable currency and lasting store of value. Best pile them dollar bills high now boys, cause your going to be using them for kindling to stay warm at night soon enough.

      • FincaInTheMountains March 26, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

        Nobody expects anything like that happen, absolutely not!

        But it does pronounce the end of the unipolar world, officially announced by Trump in his congratulatory call to Putin and suggestion to start negotiations.

        Rather I expect a 10-year period of managed deflation of the dollar bubble, with long-term bilateral trade agreements to maintain the stability of the system.

        Now the fight is going for the levers of control, but nobody needs to slide into an uncontrollable fall.

        At the global level will be the Inter Government Central Planning, without financial speculation – only through negotiations on quotas, mutual credits, etc.

        For the regular folks, especially the liberal-minded, it will be the inexplicable volatility of the western currencies. Just now the dollar has been going vertically upward, and in a few weeks it will again go down, then again upwards and so on without end and without intelligible logic.

        • Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

          Sounds like you need to adjust your expectations then, Finca old boy.

          • Walter B March 26, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

            Like our host, and yourself, we who think logically cannot see how it can fail to crap out sooner rather than later. It defies everything we have come to understand by remaining un-collapsed. However, some of us that believe that once we were given the Word, we were also given two thousand years to comprehend it and get it right. That would put our day of judgment around the year 2033 (understand what I am getting at?), which would fit in with the timeline FTM was pondering accurate. We also have to work in 7 years of really bad shite gong down to, so I’m thinking that we still have time for it all to fall down slowly. In the end however, fall it certainly will. It is now unsustainable.

          • Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

            You do have to marvel at the resiliency so far, don’t ya Walt? But our current timelines are so compressed that it skews our perceptions. The Great Depression of 1929’s timelines were actually much longer (both before and after) than anyone alive now remembers, as well. It built all through the 20’s due to factors put in place in the teens, and then lasted all through the 30’s, with only WWII in the 40’s putting an end to it for good.

            Our current bust can be directly attributed at least as far back as 2000 and the coming of Bush/Cheney, but really goes back much further to Clinton and the neoliberalization of Wall St and big finance in the 90’s, and Reagan’s exploding deficits in the 80’s. The main difference this time around is that the crash this time will inevitably mark an end to the current economic and financial dispensation. What will come next precisely is anyone’s guess, but the silly child’s game of extend and pretend through the magic of money printing will no longer be viable, as even the powers that be are signaling of late.

  21. FincaInTheMountains March 26, 2018 at 10:47 am #

    Today, the Shanghai International Energy Exchange started trading futures for oil in yuan.

    The morning session is over and we can talk about the first results. September futures contracts, or SC1809, with the opening, immediately jumped 6%, to 440 yuan per barrel ($69.63 per barrel), + 24 yuan from the starting price, to 416 yuan.

    By the end of the first morning session, at 10:15 am local September futures closed at a price of 435.9 yuan per barrel, + 19.9 yuan from the initial price, the price rose to a maximum of 447.1 yuan.

    26,756 lots (a thousand barrels of oil in a lot) were sold, of which 25,702 lots were September, which is 96% of the total.

    ine.cn/en/

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 10:55 am #

      you’re starting to repeat things over, and over

      • FincaInTheMountains March 26, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

        Bug in the system, posted twice the same text.

        • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

          Bug in the system FROM Russia!

    • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 11:06 am #

      I wonder how many yuan the mile and a quarter long oil trains I see going north through Seattle for export are worth?

      • FincaInTheMountains March 26, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

        You’re asking the wrong question, Dog.

        I’d start calculating how much the mile and a quarter high stack of hundred-dollar bills is worth.

        • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

          still got that Dollar-envy, eh?

      • Paulo March 26, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

        Export? Righhht, as the US still imports nearly 40% of its oil.

  22. PeteAtomic March 26, 2018 at 10:47 am #

    Shark Week’s ratings just sky rocketed 🙂

    Maybe this whole thing is a stunt by the Discovery channel for an advertisement boost.

  23. sprawlcapital March 26, 2018 at 10:52 am #

    The Penn Law Review for Mueller–Excellent! They say laughter is the best medicine. Nice work, JHK.

    Regarding the rolling mills, I am reminded of what I saw parked just outside the front door of the Des Moines Community Playhouse, while out for a walk last night. It was a brand new-looking cargo container, freshly painted in a light beige color, like the color of personal computers in the 1990s.

    I looked the container over, figured it must have brought stage settings and props to the Playhouse, checked to see if it was locked (it was) and studied the various certification plaques attached to it.

    Turns out this container, about the size of a railroad boxcar, was made in 2017, in China.

    I suppose I should not be surprised that a shipping container parked near our home in Iowa was made in China. But back when America was great, our goods were delivered mostly by rail, and the various types of rolling stock, including boxcars the size of that container, were made in USA.

    Which leads back to rolling mills. Back in the day, American rolling mills turned out the steel plate and other shapes to build the boxcars, flat cars, hopper cars, gondola cars and more, for our railroads. And those rolling mills also rolled out the rails that the trains ran on. Then there were great American foundries, stamping mills, and of course smelters. all producing iron and steel items, from pig iron on up to I-beams.

    We were a better country, a great country, when transportation was mostly conducted by rail, and when the components of our rail system were made in USA.

    Never is a long time, so I won’t say never. But to get back to where we were, in, say, 1950 will not be easy. Will we once again have real rolling mills turning out transportation components, rather than the metaphorical ones toiled in by young ladies like Stormy?

  24. sauerkraut March 26, 2018 at 10:53 am #

    Finca, whatcha doon wit thu reel noos? You gon nuts ur sumting?

    I note that Canadian oil is up too. Interesting times in the devolution of empire, that’s for sure.

    • Sotto_voce March 26, 2018 at 10:57 am #

      I’ve been reading your posts for years. I’ve never commented or even logged in, until this sentence: “like a couple of frolicking dolphins confined in an above-the-ground backyard pool…”

      Just…….

      Thank you.

      • sauerkraut March 26, 2018 at 11:04 am #

        Ah, you got my heart thumping for a moment …

      • jdhines March 26, 2018 at 11:33 am #

        SV

        A very well turned phrase indeed!

        JD

  25. janet March 26, 2018 at 10:59 am #

    “Is adultery prior to obtaining office an impeachable offense?” –just saying

    No, but the $130,000 coverup payment days prior to the election is an impeachable offense.

    Republican election law expert Trevor Potter said the payout potentially represented an “illegal, in-kind contribution.” Potter served as chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) under George H.W. Bush.

    We are one step closer today to the 25th amendment solution.

    • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 11:03 am #

      Cohen is in trouble but he will say he did it on his own. Nothing to see here.

    • Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 11:29 am #

      No, but the $130,000 coverup payment days prior to the election is an impeachable offense.

      A massive stretch, to say the least. If the act itself wasn’t illegal, how is paying someone off to shut their mouth about it illegal? Stupid maybe, since she eventually reneged on the agreement anyway (go figure!). Payments like this are routine on both sides of the aisle now, and as amounts go, this one was certainly trivial. Any port in a storm, eh lil’ j-bot? The reason they dare not impeach Trump is that if they did the lid would come off on all the tawdry DC shenanigans, and you can bet your bottom dollar no one wants that.

    • JohnAZ March 26, 2018 at 11:30 am #

      BS

      One “expert” a coup does not make. Sorry Janet, the “Storm” has passed.

    • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

      Hah. Figures it is Janet saying that.

    • hmuller March 27, 2018 at 11:08 am #

      Janet is smoking her hopium pipe again. LOL

  26. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter March 26, 2018 at 11:00 am #

    Oh Boy! I did a parody song like 2 weeks ago on Stormy! I hope you guys like it!

    Stormy, Whether
    A Parody Song by Squeeky Fromm

    Don’t know what
    She got paid the money for
    Stormy, whether
    You and The Donald got together,
    You done spent every dime.

    You are broke!
    Here’s a tip, not a baksheesh.
    Stormy, whether
    You look good or not in black leather. . .
    You spent it in record time. . .
    Ev’ry dime.
    Girl, you’re running out of time.

    When you got the cash
    All the green overtook you
    Then you lost your stash
    While the porn folks overlook you. . .
    All gone in a flash?
    Maybe the Strip Clubs will book you???
    Hop on that greased pole once more???

    Strip, and sue!
    That’s the only thing to do,
    Stormy, whether
    You’re sagging or not, get a feather,
    Make like you are Sally Rand. . .
    She was grand!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

      Haven’t heard mention of Sally Rand in ages.

      • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter March 26, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

        Sad. I hear she had a lot of fans. . .

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

        • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

          I’m a Fan of her Fan dancing.

          • JohnAZ March 26, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

            She was the entertainer in The Right Stuff, hired by LBJ in Houston.

  27. tucsonspur March 26, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    Great work, Jim!

    So there he is, the POTUS, leader of the most powerful nation on earth, with his underwear down, being slut spanked before the world.

    Those golden showers seem less far fetched now, the urinary streams maybe adding permanent color to his mop on top.

    Threatened? In many other countries Stormy would have gone down – six feet that is.

    I don’t mind the virtue signaling of Stormy and her Shyster. After all, nobility in this country has been in short supply lately.

    Still, I’m filled with grief. Were they boxers or briefs?

    • elysianfield March 26, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

      “Still, I’m filled with grief. Were they boxers or briefs?”

      …Well…Depends….

      • tucsonspur March 26, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

        Good one! Probably not then though, unless he wanted to play baby.

        Now, who could tell but Melania?

    • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

      I just wished we knew Trump did anal. We know he is an ass.

      • tucsonspur March 26, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

        Okay, but keep me out of the loop and away from the poop.

  28. dolph9 March 26, 2018 at 11:09 am #

    Back in 1998 with the Clinton/Lewinsky fiasco, it was still possible for some Americans to pretend that this stuff mattered and our politicians should be held accountable.

    Now, we know they are all screwing whores and screwing each other, and we rightly don’t care. It’s par for the course.

    • Epicur March 26, 2018 at 11:30 am #

      God comment, but I’m not sure Stormy rates a par. I wouldn’t do her with Bill Clinton’s D**k.

    • Eoin March 26, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

      “This stuff” did not matter then, nor does it matter now.
      Personally, I was tired of Clinton by 1998, having seen him for what he really is i.e., a sell-out and a traitor, but I really thought that if he was able to achieve an erection after 1 1/2 terms as POTUS that he should be getting a medal instead of impeached.
      Sorry to hear about the daughter comment, maybe AC flashed back to an in flagrante delicto memory of mommy dearest, and had Stormy add that; good for ratings and all.
      Politicians should be held accountable for many things, but any thinking person knows that consensual sex, of any imaginable kind, should be off the table. The opening sentence of the perfect post says it all.
      Americans expect more from their leaders than they expect of themselves.

      • Eoin March 26, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

        The opening sentence of THIS perfect post says it all.

      • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

        “but any thinking person knows that consensual sex, of any imaginable kind, should be off the table.”

        If it’s of any imaginable kind, why not on the table? 🙂

        • PeteAtomic March 26, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

          oh, yeah!

          lol 😉

        • Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

          O’Greeny, you old horndog, you!

  29. Luhrenloup March 26, 2018 at 11:28 am #

    You’ve outdone yourself, Jimmy!

  30. ozone March 26, 2018 at 11:33 am #

    “Newsflash: President Donald J. Trump had sex with a whore twelve years ago. Let that sink into your limbic lobes, you poor, opiated, Facebook-addled, morbidly-obese, fly-over nation of lumbering, deplorable, gun-gripping, Jesus-haunted voters. A hoor! Do you hear?” — JHK

    Jim K,
    A wonderful poisonous pen opening for a skewering of our nation of vengeful voyeurs and judgemental jingoists! Why, the whole exposition is what used to be called, “a laff riot”.
    Thanks so much; I think we all needed that!

    Ps. The use of the anachronistic ‘small-clothes’ cracked me up and almost qualified as a double entendre I’m thinkin’. Pitch perfect.

  31. PeteAtomic March 26, 2018 at 11:33 am #

    “No black dick in her whole career thumbs down and her 60 minutes interview sucked Trump wins again smh”

    — some obviously SJW inspired commentator on Stormy’s career.

    🙂 ha ha

    • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

      No BBC? She is from Baton Rouge originally. That could explain it.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

        A Nation is known by the quality of their whores. In the old days, whores eschewed Blacks on principle. Now because they are notorious for not paying and not playing within the given parameters – and of course they are reliably unpredictable and dangerous.

        • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 8:38 pm #

          “Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.”

          – American writer and novelist Pearl Buck (1892-1973), best known for her novel, The Good Earth (winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1932), and recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature.

        • K-Dog March 27, 2018 at 12:14 am #

          notorious for not paying and not playing within the given parameters

          You know this how?

          • ozone March 27, 2018 at 8:44 am #

            K-dog,
            He absorbed it (like a diaper) from Amren, where all the truth in the universe is carefully stored and catalogued. He must be a very generous soul to share SO MUCH of this incontrovertible knowledge with us, week after week, day after day, hour after hour (well, when his shift is on anyway). I wish he’d introduce us to more of his “friends” so we could get some proper instruction in how to live like correct-[or non-]thinking drones. Yes, thinking is hard; when will it end?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

            It’s well know in the industry, a big issue in fact. I know this is hard for you guys since you think whores are great and therefore not racists. Such mechanical thinking from mechanical men.

  32. JohnAZ March 26, 2018 at 11:33 am #

    I just wish the MSM would show the disgust that JHK is displaying. Well done!

    • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

      I used to wonder how these people could live with themselves, but then I realized that they can’t.
      By their own admissions, many if not most of them are on medication for chronic anxiety and depression, and they also rely heavily on nicotine, which is the stimulant that also relaxes you, to cope with the side effects such as insomnia and weight gain that the antidepressants can cause.
      Do they ever stop to wonder why they find their own lives so unbearable?
      Somewhere along the line, the mission of reporting changed from “getting the story” to “bringing down the presidency”, with the media being the decider of which presidents need bringing down.
      I shouldn’t really say the media, because they don’t make the decisions anymore, even the local affiliates are told what stories to cover and exactly what phrases to use, right down to the weather report.
      It’s some globalist somewhere on high, making the call.
      Which is why we see Stormy Daniels on 60 Minutes instead of coverage of the latest revelation of child rape on a massive scale.

      • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

        Yous have been feasting on this for weeks. I called “Distraction”. Couldn’t get my word in edgewise.

  33. capt spaulding March 26, 2018 at 11:40 am #

    All I know is that things have changed a lot. I remember back in the 2004 presidential campaign when all it took was for Howard Dean to let out a yelp and it was enough to sink him.

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

      Normalizing Trump is what happened.

      • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

        We Trump supporters were well aware of his flaws when we picked him.
        Compared to what the Democrats and Republicans were prepared to foist on us, the man is a saint.

        • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

          Saint Selfish

          Saint Greedy

          or Saint Twitterboy?

          • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

            Saint Restant to Ad Hominem.

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

            Are you using “Restant” in it’s French meaning?

            Then you would be mixing French and Latin.

            Unless my pointing this out to you is Ad Hominem in your eyes, in which case I suggest that you not read my comments.

            Just read your own, you’ll feel more comfortable.

  34. TravisB March 26, 2018 at 11:40 am #

    Perhaps I degress. Miss the ,how people marching, will stop deranged people frim killing. I also wonder about the carbon foot print of all those good hearted clear seeing folk to get them all the way to Pennsylvania ave.
    I wonder if the left will take the mantel climate change denial (they took so well to Mccarthyism) so they can keep jet setting around yelling about domestic social issues, while the world burns from oil and water wars. Ohh yeah and from actual fires. My view here in Oregon is sometimes front row.

    • JohnAZ March 26, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

      Visited the Columbia River and Portland two years ago and it sickens me to see the destruction from the wildfires. I have done research on the global warming issue and am convinced the equatorial area is definitely warming especially the oceans. The increasing storms.and melting North Pole are indications that Earth is trying to cool itself using the ice cap. Increasing temperature gradients increase atmospheric and oceanic flux aka storms. Pushing more matter towards the pole cools faster, the rub is that the icy air conditioner may not last, and then what? The real issue is that not much can be done about it. All the humans expelling energy just adds to the buildup and the increasing CO2 traps more heat slowing the temperature loss component going off into space. Basically, we are screwed. And the trivial changes proposed in Paris are inconsequential.

      Oregon is a lovely place. I hope you do not have too many more wildfires. But we who live in the West know that this is part of life here.

    • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

      Those are not people who care about a carbon footprint. Why would you think they would?

  35. elysianfield March 26, 2018 at 11:49 am #

    Mr. Kunstler,
    One of your best posts to date…inspired!

    ” an enticing fleshy slot descending into deep milky realms of mystery), but just innocently swimming around in there like a couple of frolicking dolphins confined in an above-the-ground backyard pool. Who wouldn’t want to jump in and swim with them?”

    You may, perhaps, have a future in the Genre…almost Mickey Spillane…ish. Bravo!

    • Elrond Hubbard March 26, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

      JHK: “Who wouldn’t want to jump in and swim with them? Maybe not the undistractible Anderson Cooper…”

      Undistractable because he’s gay. We may have just discovered why homosexuality is a survival trait for the species — here’s a man you can plunk in a room with a hot blonde, and he can keep his head while all the horndogs (teenage and otherwise) around him are losing theirs. C’mon, prove me wrong! 🙂

      • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

        Strangely enough, I had a gay man advance a similar theory to me.

        • K-Dog March 27, 2018 at 12:13 am #

          Whatever the truth is about that things get out of control once eunuchs get into the picture.

          • SpeedyBB March 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

            The eunuch admiral Cheng He is still remembered with respect and awe in Southeast Asia, where he showed up with a formidable armada – but not for a military invasion.

            China simply wished to flaunt its wealth and power, in a neighborly manner (sound familiar?)

            Rather like what we refer to in the business world today as a “non-deal road show”.

      • thwack March 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

        thanks for the confirmation EH

    • elysianfield March 26, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

      “You may, perhaps, have a future in the Genre…almost Mickey Spillane…ish. Bravo!”

      God Damn it! I was misquoted…”…almost Raymond Chandler…ish….”

      Spell checker

      Fat fingers

      Aged well past the “sell date”

      (Take your pick of excuses)

  36. wm5135 March 26, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

    dolph9 – please allow a simple edit?

    Now, we know they are all screwing whores and screwing each other, when they ain’t screwin us, and we rightly don’t care.

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:52 pm #

      But do you care that Trump is screwing you?

  37. wm5135 March 26, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    Today’s Debt Rattle – Caitlin Johnstone essay – context.

    A short story:

    The oblivious. The willfully ignorant. The depraved.
    THE END.

    • Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

      Very succinct!

    • Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

      I like the cut of Caitlin Johnstone’s jib as well.

      **************
      They want you arguing over who should and shouldn’t be called a terrorist based on what ideology you subscribe to and what color the latest killer’s skin was. They do not want you talking about the way the label “terrorist” itself is being used to justify unconstitutional detentions, torture, mass surveillance, and wars.

      They want you arguing over whether to support the Democrats because the Republicans will take civil rights away from disempowered groups or Republicans because the Democrats will take away your guns and force you to bake gay wedding cakes. They don’t want you talking about the fact that both parties advance Orwellian surveillance, neoliberal exploitation and neoconservative bloodshed in a good cop/bad cop extortion scheme to keep Americans cheerleading for their own enslavement.

      They want you arguing about whether Trump did or did not collude with Russia. They do not want you looking at what preexisting agendas the CNN/CIA Russia narratives are advancing and who stands to benefit from them.
      ****************

      medium.com/@caityjohnstone/dear-america-please-stop-this-shit-signed-the-rest-of-the-world-626a6529f…

  38. FincaInTheMountains March 26, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

    That’s it!

    The unipolar regime disintegrated, as expected, just in time to the vernal equinox, the start of the New Year in major world religions.

    The symbolic event marking the completion of the transition was the Trump’s call, congratulating Putin on winning the election and calling for negotiations.

    The beginning of the “military actions” by the Trump administration in the world trade war against China and Europe means the impossibility of revenge and the resumption of a “unipolar” strategy based on the cold war against Russia.

    The Kremlin’s combat readiness to give a full-scale “hot” rebuff to provocations for the sake of escalating the “cold” military confrontation with local “hot” conflicts – helped Trump cut the War Party out of the power block and transferred them from the anti-Russian “cold military” front to the anti-China financial and trade war.

    The Russophobic rhetoric will not abate at once, but “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me.” The dogs bark, the caravan goes on. Russia got a time out to concentrate on its internal problems.

    The Russophobic hysteria of the City of London “allies” of the United States is largely related to their share participation in Chinese finance and trade. The banking system of Shanghai and Hong Kong, and the southern clans of the Chinese elite in general, are connected with City of London since the days of the “Opium Wars”. So one do not need to pretend that the anti-Trump hysteria in the US and the global media was not in part fueled by the common City of London-Chinese interest in weakening the US, preserved as a donor for their joint alternative globalization project.

    The City of London position as a political arm of the “Money Changers” financial elite was still shaky and ambivalent. On the one hand, it was necessary to weaken Trump, acting in concert with the Clintonoids in US and putting together the “right-left” bipartisan anti-Trump coalition. Thus, trying to prevent US trade war with China, or at least weaken it.

    On the other hand, to prevent Trump from being totally removed from office so that the Clintonoids would seize power in the US, and within the framework of cold war against Russia they would take the City of London under their financial control, including their crypto-offshore network.

    Although a very tough “cold war” pushing Russia into China’s arms as a free provider for business security would also be beneficial.

    The national bureaucracy and the non-financial capital of the United States were not born yesterday, either. If they did not understand these global patterns, they would have given the chance to win the election to Hillary Clinton in the fall of 2016, which just represented the shadow alliance of the loudest Russophobic “neocons” from both parties with the pro-City of London faction of the establishment.

    However, after the symbolic present by Putin, who gave Comrade Xi the ice cream box, that is, his readiness to share a large block of the Cold War with China, Hillary’s popularity among the key players of the American establishment fell sharply.

    Nevertheless, even after the loss in election, the pro-China/pro-City of London party, within the United States with the main base in California continued to attack the nationally oriented forces and behind-the-scenes coalition of Trump and Putin with even greater frenzy.

    • ozone March 26, 2018 at 1:19 pm #

      So…. do you garner purpose and enjoyment from being the turd in the punch bowl at Kunstler’s Clusterfuck house party… or what? What [very little] I read contained not a whit of levity or commendable snark. Get with the theme, man; get with the theme!

      • FincaInTheMountains March 26, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

        Sorry, Ozone, that dirty dancing on prime time TV bores the shit out of me.

        I need my daily dose of intellectual “high”.

        • ozone March 26, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

          Well… okay then; whatever blows your hair back. Go on wid it!

    • Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 3:07 pm #

      Speculative at best Finca, but I do respect your willingness to “get all jiggy wid’ it” in your own rather oddball eggheaded way. I’ll bet you are or were a hoot at the university academic mixers!

      • K-Dog March 27, 2018 at 12:10 am #

        It is like the whole world patting their tummy with one hand and scratching their head with the other.

    • SpeedyBB March 29, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

      Boy Fincaln, you sure know how to make a fella stop in his tracks. I went back and re-read that dense prose exposition of yours three times to ascertain how to fit it into what I’ve learned about the global players.

      You sure do get a fella thinking. Thanks for that (I guess). I’ll be working it over in my brain for some time.

  39. JohnAZ March 26, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    One major question

    Who is funding these women to expose themselves to ridicule and in Stormy’s case give up her $130000 to tell her story. ??? $130000 that she probably doesn’t have anymore anyway. Some group is funding all of this, maybe the same group that funded all the Clinton stuff.

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

      This must be the Setup Line for the straightman to deliver: “George Soros”.

      getting old

      • JohnAZ March 26, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

        It is bigger than Soros.

        • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

          you mean me?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

            All the really big Jews are Pro-Trump. You’re really marking yourself here.

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

            Janos,

            Here’s the thing.

            The Big Jews go for the tax cuts.

            The Big Jews like to derogatory Agenda.

            Even the support for Israel

            But we hate the guy. He is never invited. 70 years we have shunned him.

            He’s NOTHING IN NYC

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 8:01 pm #

            Should be “deregulatory” agenda.

            “derogatory” is a attitude that I reserve for you Herr Janos.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

          Soros is a servant of the Rothschilds – and no one is bigger as far as we know.

    • Bruce E March 26, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

      I’m sure Stormy stands to gain handsomely, well in excess of a few $million that Trump’s lawyers like Cohen might (unlikely) get by suing her for violating the NDA, let alone the $130k she would give to Trump (clever of her lawyer to offer it to Trump and not Cohen) in exchange for tearing up the NDA.

      No funding needed from political types. A savvy book publisher has probably already advanced her a nice sum in exchange for exclusivity in the first book she writes.

    • Eoin March 26, 2018 at 3:33 pm #

      @JohnAZ
      She’s also up to her ta-ta’s in trouble with a 20M (1M per count) breach of contract (confidentiality?) lawsuit over the $130k payment. Her sniveling attorney, who doesn’t know whether to shit, or go blind, claims that he will prevail.
      Hate to say it, but it’s gonna be fun watching this one play out.
      WTF was she thinking?

      • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 7:38 pm #

        Yes, Trump must crush her. Teach these insolent whores to honor contracts.

        • elysianfield March 26, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

          Janos,
          Who’s to say if she really is a whore. Maybe he did not pay all that money for sex…maybe he paid it for her to leave afterwards….

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 8:03 pm #

            To Janos, “whore” is a synonym for “woman”. Kind of explains his success rate.

            Now, the way it is…Trump’s the whore. Maybe you need more time to see that.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 7:15 am #

            “maybe he paid it for her to leave afterwards….”

            Isn’t that the joke that prostitutes themselves tell about what their punters are paying for?

  40. Bruce E March 26, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

    The whole “Stormy” story is not so much about Trump as it is about Cohen. It’s also more of a canary in the coal mine rather than the main event overall.

    Trump is losing his entire legal team in one way or another, and eventually he’s going to wind up in front of Mueller, against what little legal advice remains talking to him, where he will gleefully have his Colonel Jessup moment.

    • ozone March 26, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

      Bruce E,
      And perhaps his Captain Queeg moment shortly after that!
      “Ahh, the strawberries… and the *cake*…I had two pieces; but they didn’t want me to have two… yes, yes, they’re all against me… {click, click, click}”

  41. tractorguy March 26, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

    At least he didn’t do it in the Oval Office……. with an intern (which is sexual harassment)…….. and then lie about it………… All the people (mostly women) that told me (and everyone else) back in 1999 that ‘everybody does it’ or ‘it’s just about sex’ needs to STFU about this one. IMHO.

    • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

      Sexual harassment has to be unwelcome.

      What bothers me is all the women who still try to dismiss and cover for Bill Clinton’s alleged real crimes against women.
      As late as the last election, Andrea Mitchell of NBC took it upon herself, during the 6 p.m. newscast, to tell the lie that Juanita Broaddrick had been “discredited”.

      • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

        Your “Saint” forces himself on females.

        And you admire him for that.

        • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

          No no no no no no no Yes

          If you are wondering what that is it defines human sexuality.

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

            Sounds like you got a way with women. not

          • JohnAZ March 26, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

            And propagation of the species!

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

            You validating “No no no no no no no Yes” to propagate the species?

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

            Or yes no no – yes no no – yes no no if you choose to practise the rhythm method.

            Not that I’m validating anything.

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

            GreenAlba,

            I admire a woman who controls her own body.

            What are you doing in a place like this?

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 3:16 pm #

            “What are you doing on a place like this?”

            A nice girl like me? 🙂

            Re the remark immediately above, I was kidding. I did feel a bit bad that my joke might have added levity to the possible suggestion that no doesn’t mean no, but I figured no-one would think I meant that. And I added the disclaimer anyway.

            I see a lot of awful attitudes on here (I originally came just because I’d read The Long Emergency but themes have expanded) but having read lots of K-Dog’s posts I genuinely don’t think he means overriding a genuine ‘no’ is OK. If I thought he did, I wouldn’t have put levity anywhere near it.

            You’re right to make the point, though, if you disagree.

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

            GreenAlba,

            You good with this reply to you?

            Ol’ Scratch
            March 26, 2018 at 2:39 pm #
            O’Greeny, you old horndog, you!

            As for Kunstler, P.S. 6 and Shock Theater were summits. Take a look and you’ll be hooked: zacherley.com/

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

            On here, that’s almost a term of endearment, dannyboy 🙂

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

            Green Alba,

            My expectations run higher, that’s the reason I stop by Clusterfuck Nation only seasonally.

            This is my Spring visit, to findi out what those who feel Alien are thinking.

          • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

            dannyboy

            My reality runs higher. I don’t know a living person in real life who talks or thinks the way some people do on here. But it’s useful to get out of one’s bubble, so as not be caught unawares by other realities than one’s own. They might end up impinging on my own reality one day. Possibly with firearms 🙂 .

            Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 7:31 pm #

            GreenAlba,

            The disenfranchised are more predictable than you’d think. I drop in randomly to see if they’ve changed, but never once have I detected any.

            I do appreciate your wishes: “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.” I am well planned, only returning to nyc after researching the situation. Mostly, Mexico and another geography house me most.

            My one concern is for the reactions of the Clusterfuckers-types when they get full-Trumped. They CAN get pissy.

            BTW, Kunstler just wrote me an email suggesting that I curtail my use of repugs (which is fine with me, as I consider the other gang “depugs). Ironic however, that it’s ok with him for amb to insult gays (and everyone else, while he’s at it), but Kunstler wants PC with the “Politically Correct”.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

            In other words, she doesn’t know one person who voted for Brexit, just like most American Liberals don’t know one person who voted for Trump. The answer for America is separation. There no good reason such different peoples should be in the same political unit.

          • K-Dog March 27, 2018 at 12:04 am #

            GA

            My father taught me.

            The woman always decides.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 7:24 am #

            Janos

            My brother’s mother-in-law, who lives on her own in a five-bedroom house and has way more money than I do, voted Brexit. But she’s not bright. She voted for Brexit because she doesn’t like low-energy lightbulbs (standards agreed by the countries of the EU). Her words.

            I have a female friend/colleague I go to the cinema with. Her in-laws all voted for Brexit too. Not her sister, who’s a doctor, married to a Spanish doctor (they live in the English Lake District). He didn’t get a vote, obviously. He rarely gets home before 9pm and the NHS desperately needs him. Let’s hope he doesn’t get kicked out and split a family up, eh?

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 7:25 am #

            K-Dog

            I figured that. And that you’d teach your son the same.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 7:30 am #

            PS Janos, I was talking about xenophobia and antisemitism, not Brexit. My husband flirted with the idea of voting Brexit, because, like a lot of us, he’s not mad about some of the EU establishment. But he voted against it and, since the vote, sees the outcome as turning out to be exactly as shambolic as predicted.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 7:34 am #

            But when there are 30-mile tailbacks at the Channel ports while time is wasted checking acres of paperwork, do feel free to show your solidarity with the lorry drivers by offering them free tea. Don’t be surprised if they chuck it over you, though.

            And then you can help out with the Irish peace process, since you haven’t yet proposed a solution to the Irish border problem. Amazingly, not many people have.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 7:38 am #

            re ‘her in-laws’, I should have said some of her family, including some of her in-laws’…

          • K-Dog March 27, 2018 at 11:17 am #

            K-Dog

            I figured that. And that you’d teach your son the same.

            Exactly right!

          • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

            Hubbie would have been kicked out of the house if he didn’t vote against Brexit. But maybe he did. You guys still have the secret ballot I hope? Don’t you wish you could be sure? Make him submit to a lie detector? Pretty exciting idea, huh?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

            Alba, what does the “Irish Peace Process” matter if the Ireland 2040 Plan goes thru? A million immigrants in twenty years will solve ALL of Ireland’s problems – just like burning a village saves it.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

            Janos

            “Hubbie would have been kicked out of the house if he didn’t vote against Brexit. But maybe he did. You guys still have the secret ballot I hope? Don’t you wish you could be sure? Make him submit to a lie detector? Pretty exciting idea, huh?”

            Please stop being stupid. Just for an instant. He didn’t. And if he had, that’s entirely up to him. You err when you judge other people by your own standards.

            My mother voted Tory all her life. My father voted Labour, because he couldn’t understand how any working class person could vote Tory. Anyway, I suggested to them once that they might as well stay at home, as they cancelled out each other’s vote every time. But they still went out together and cast their respective votes in exactly the opposite direction and then came home together and got on with their lives.

            Their difference in views led to a lot of healthy discussion in our family, for which I am grateful (although it didn’t lead to any one of their children becoming a Tory voter).

            That’s how people who love each other behave, Janos. I hope you may find out about it one day.

            Quite often he doesn’t vote at all, but don’t you think it’s nice that he can vote at all when he’s not even a British citizen and has an Irish passport?

            Nice when countries can reconcile and behave well towards one another after an appalling history.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 6:52 pm #

            The ‘he’ in that last bit referred to my husband. I forgot it was there because I inserted the other bit in between.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

            “Alba, what does the “Irish Peace Process” matter if the Ireland 2040 Plan goes thru? A million immigrants in twenty years will solve ALL of Ireland’s problems – just like burning a village saves it.”

            The peace process matters now. Your ignorance about the implications of Brexit for it result from your myopic obsessions and are evidence of your hypocrisy. You don’t care about the Irish – you care about your idee fixe.

            Did you read the links I posted for you towards the end of the previous thread? Lots of nice posts about how stringent the Irish authorities are in rejecting asylum seekers and illegal immigrants and how many of them are sent back at the airport or kept in detention and then sent back. Maybe you missed them, but you’d have liked them, so a shame if you did.

            Most of the immigrants you’re worried about will come from the EU, so a fair number of them will share their Catholicism with the existing Irish population. Although it has to be said that Catholic Ireland is a lot less Catholic than it was. My Irish sister-in-law from Dublin told me it wasn’t the kiddie-fiddling that turned the tide – it was the Catholic bishop who didn’t want to acknowledge his own illegitimate son. That was a red line for family-oriented Ireland. Nobody likes hypocrites.

            Ireland’s immigration policy is for Ireland to decide. Since the 2040 plan is not in any way hidden and is on an open website, I think we can assume that the Irish – if they turned their collective face against the arrogance of the Catholic church in telling them how to live their lives all those years – will find the same energy to throw out any government which has decided on a path they don’t like. So I’ll leave it to them and so should you.

        • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

          Did this Stormy person allege force? I must’ve missed that.
          My saint is compared to the Bush/Clinton candidate, as I’ve said.
          Hillary allegedly knew of her husband’s mistreatment of many many women, and helped hide it.
          I’m talking criminal mistreatment.
          I don’t admire anyone for tawdry sex, but I also do not judge fitness for office on past sexual indiscretions.
          Where did the money go, that was raised to provide housing for the Haitians, after a massive earthquake? We can count the number of houses on our fingers.
          We were supposed to elect a Bush or a Clinton again?

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

            Read Storm’s account of the incident in the parking lot.

        • JohnAZ March 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

          Forces himself?

          That is not what was said!

    • Bruce E March 26, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

      And conversely everyone who called for Clinton’s impeachment back then must call for Trump’s now? Or should they just go back in time and STFU about Clinton then?

      Cuts both ways, IMHO…

      Also, Clinton wasn’t actually impeached for the sex. He was impeached because of lying about sex.

      Good thing Trump never lies…

      • Beryl of Oyl March 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

        That was a bogus case then, and it would be even more ridiculous now, as Donald Trump’s alleged behavior took place or didn’t long before he entered politics.
        Why was anyone even asking President Clinton about sex? I will tell you why. Because he made the mistake of keeping on a Bush appointee.
        He later decided if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, and that’s how the Bush/Clinton Dynasty was formed.

        • Bruce E March 26, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

          Of course this whole Stormy thing is just what Trump ordered — something ridiculous to pretend “oh, this is just about sex, and she’s a porn start, and whatabout Clinton,” and yada yada yada, while at the end of the day what it’s really about is everything else that’s going on.

          It’s just precious to see Trump attempt to play the “victim” to this super-mean porn star and her well-dressed gay MSM gent, as if Trump is really being bullied by them.

          Trump is just pissed that she’s better at this making-money-off-of-the-spectacle thing than he is, and he thinks that’s his schtick.

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

            In summary, Trump can’t get along with anyone for long.

  42. Robert White March 26, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

    60 Minutes wants dirty laundry on the set because dirty laundry gets viewers, and viewers bring advertising dollars to the bankrupt MSM that is finding it ever more difficult to make a buck in these hard times. ‘Merica also identifies with whores at every level of bureaucracy & government. Whores are Capitalists not unlike Crony Capitalists that appropriated the lion’s share of disposable income gains from the throngs of masses that whores represent in the impoverished banana republic of the USA. Yes, Stormy Daniels sucks cock for a living, and like the J. Giles band, first she looks at the purse. In Cheeto’s case she hit the proverbial jack pot of wealth that pays a premium for non-disclosure. Clearly, at $130k per trick she is one of the world’s highest paid prostitutes of all time. She is a successful ‘Merican whore that knows how to land a whale when fishing. She is an expert at baiting the hook, and she is an expert at whoredom unlike the whores that occupy the Whore House in DC.

    It’s too bad that a cheap slut like Stormy Daniels can upstage the entire Government of the United States of America on prime time Sunday night 60 Minutes, but that’s what the producers ordered knowing that the ratings for 60 Minutes would reach an all time high of record keeping.

    Dirty laundry sells!

    We want dirty laundry!

    Get the whore on the set, we want dirty laundry!

    RW

    • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

      Hoor RW, the word is hoor!

      • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

        I had thought that was principally Scottish and Irish slang.

        In Ireland a ‘hoor’ can also just mean a roguish (young?) man. There’s a saying ‘cute Cavan hoor’ for gents of that county!

        facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=790014447775417&id=788200724623456

        • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 3:38 pm #

          ho is Storm/Trump

          • elysianfield March 26, 2018 at 7:51 pm #

            Anyone of the readership ever see Thwack and dannyboy in the same room together?

            Just observin’….

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

            Another KEEN observation by elysianfield!

            Just sayin’

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:58 pm #

      did you mean: “It’s too bad that a cheap slut like The Donald can upstage the entire Government of the United States of America”?

    • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

      She has a son. He is a Son of a Whore. How great must that feel.

      • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 8:09 pm #

        Janos, you keep repeating “Whore”, “Whore”, Whore”!

        You doing that jacking while you chant?

        There’s a diagnosis for that.

  43. FincaInTheMountains March 26, 2018 at 1:45 pm #

    We are witnessing the greatest change in the world economy in a thousand years or more.

    The “market economy” in a traditional, liberal sense is effectively finished – markets will still have some input, but prices for all major imports will be managed on the governmental level through bilateral negotiations and long-term agreements – similar to the Soviet style GOSPLAN, but on the world-wide level.

    Trump’s goal now is to begin managing in a manual mode prices for major imports coming into US, thereby setting the price of the dollar in relation to liquid commodities – metals, oil, LNG and so on.

    Otherwise, these prices, and hence the management of the smooth deflation of the dollar bubble would be in the hands of the London, European and Chinese stock exchanges.

    That is why the beginning of the current “strange”, unhurried trade war on the part of Trump is a blow to the British-Chinese coalition who with the help of global media was counting on the role of the main financial arbiter and a middle man.

    Not the most cunning manipulators will win, but the players and coalitions with the longest lasting resources. What will also stimulate the formation of coalitions, the concentration of control over resources and markets by the largest players of each of the centers of the new multi-polar world.

    • JohnAZ March 26, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

      So the goods and services we buy may come from anywhere in the world with prices set by the governmental idiots running all these countries instead of a competitive marketplace. Boy, does that give me a warm fuzzy feeling. I definitely will vote for Nationalists and not globalists.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 9:12 pm #

        You can only compete with coolie labor by becoming a coolie. Thank God for the return of the tariff.

    • Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

      I hate to ask it again Finc, but have you been at the bong again? First of all, global commodities prices have always been managed to some extent or another by governmental or quasi-governmental actors. The current global markets voodoo you seem to be so infatuated with has only been practiced for the past thirty years or so, and even then, only as a not so cleverly concealed device for the DC/London/Tel Aviv cabal to impose their economic will on the rest of the world in a manner only slightly more benevolent than actual physical warfare. Meaning that when Russia, China, and whoever else wisely joins their camp eventually supplants the US dollar as the global reserve currency, the US and GBR, as the owners of history’s most recent and spectacular failed empires, had better hope that the phrase “payback’s a motherf***er” doesn’t translate into their lexicon.

      • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 9:20 am #

        Scratch

        I’m no expert, but it has always seemed obvious to me that the countries with the physical resources will win out (or re-emerge) in the end.

        China’s good (they have most of the rare earth minerals that help make wind turbines, I believe), but they have other problems, including creeping desertification. Also Canada, Russia, yourselves to some extent… listing them all is above my pay grade. Even little Morocco’s lucky enough to have most of the world’s phosphate rock reserves – “the desert rock that feeds the world”. Always good to have something rare to sell that people really, really need.But it won’t last forever either. And let’s not even mention water.

        But the UK (although not often short of water!) is a tiny country and industrialised first, so the iron ore, tin, coal etc. is long gone. And agriculture is necessarily intensive for the most part. Small, advanced countries that have used up their natural resources have to rely in their brains. Even Germany has to do that.

        But with educational achievements growing exponentially in ‘developing’ countries, there are brains everywhere. The UK can still hold its own in many fields, notably science and research (a sector that will be shafted by Brexit, sadly). But you can’t count on your competitiveness lasting in those fields either.

        When the smoke and mirrors dissolve, it comes back down to natural resources again. Using that perspective, the UK will go down quickly once the WMBH is ushered in. That’s why I’m happy for us to manage as best we can in the meantime, conserving resources and not wrecking the planet any more than we need to. Maybe my little grandson will live to see his teenage years before any trauma happens. Maybe he won’t, but you have to hope.

        Some scientists reckon we’ve got 60 harvests left (the world, that is, not the UK). Even with little Morocco’s resources.

        scientificamerican.com/article/only-60-years-of-farming-left-if-soil-degradation-continues/

        “Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue all of the world’s top soil could be gone within 60 years, a senior UN official said on Friday.” (Food and Agricultural Organization).

        Tariffs and trade agreements won’t help that in the slightest – any more than the markets will.

        • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 9:44 am #

          And, as they say, ‘be nice to the people you meet on the way up, in case you meet them again on the way down’.

          Although we should be nice to people anyway 🙂 .

  44. norecovery March 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm #

    Television is the bane of our existence.

  45. A.Kullervo March 26, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

    Dear Mr. Kunstler,

    Your gloomiest texts are usually unmissable – your funny ones are unbeatable.

    Thank you.

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

      Kunstler’s irreverent. I like that.

  46. thwack March 26, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    Maybe not the undistractible Anderson Cooper,

    ****************

    I heard he is a homo?

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

      Kunstler, you provide a forum for this. No moderation?

      • Ol' Scratch March 26, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

        And worse! It’s just Thwack being Thwack. He’s incorrigible.

        • thwack March 27, 2018 at 8:56 am #

          Look who’s talkin?

          “the devil made me do it and it felt gooooooood!”

      • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

        “Moderation”. Can you not just say censorship? At least be an honest censor.

    • thwack March 26, 2018 at 6:57 pm #

      Bone smuggler?

      Poofter?

      whats the problem here?

      We got all kinds of creative interesting names for black people and color ain’t even a behavior?

      • elysianfield March 26, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

        Thwack,
        Regarding the flute…

        Your daddy was right.

  47. wm5135 March 26, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

    Perhaps it is just human nature. The band on the Titanic played till the voyage ended.

    guess everyone ought to remember that the White Star Line sent a bill to the band’s families for the unreturned uniforms.

  48. volodya March 26, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

    So an assignation between a narcissist billionaire and a cum-spattered nit-wit is a story worthy of national attention according to their Exaltednesses at the tip of the societal pyramid.

    Does this look to you like a swirl around history’s shitter? I’m just a simple mule-skinner but that’s how it looks to me.

    • amb March 26, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

      I’m with you volodya. People like dannyboy really make you wonder how the human race continues (he has more concern about politesse and being politically correct than confronting and dealing with the outrages and atrocities in our society). He’s probably a Progressive-Liberal-Commie type.

      • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

        amb (“ambidextrous”)

        You using the left hand to type while the right pleasures? Sounds to me like you are typing & pleasuring while you could be out “confronting and dealing with the outrages and atrocities in our society”.

        Unless pleasuring IS “confronting and dealing with the outrages and atrocities in our society” to you.

      • GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

        Don’t want to be a spoilsport or anything, but Liberal-Commie is an oxymoron. The Soviets weren’t really known for their liberality – lower or upper case (neither is Rocket Man). They did consider themselves progressive, of course, but that didn’t work out very well for them.

        • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

          GreenAlba, you are never spoilsporting, you bring your intelligence as a breath of fresh air.

          It’s Hippie-bashing from the Master bater.

          Someone shoulda’ warned him about too much “‘bating”.

  49. gonetohell March 26, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    For a guy that doesn’t like Trump Kunstler spends quite a lot of print defending him each week. Go figure.

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

      I think Kunstler identities with Trump’s bravado.

      That traps him.

      Reread this: “Trump dangled the possibility of a role on his fabulous TV show, Celebrity Apprentice. But I suppose that was just the cherry-on-top of a romantic confection baked in the oven of America’s great dream industry. As it happened, Stormy didn’t get on the show. I suspect she didn’t try hard enough.”

      Kunstler even condones Trump’s double-dealings. Trump’s Rep.

      • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

        Bravado? The only thing brave about Trump is his bank account. Stormy admitted she was not attracted to him and was not interested in sex. She had alterior motives and would have fucked a duck if benifited her. That Trump might have seen himself as a conquering hero is the delusion which buys women like Stormy groceries. Bravado no. Trump was doing what he does best. Having a free ride.

        • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

          Bruce,

          The “Trump” labeled buildings here are losing the branding. It is funny. I repeatedly wrote here about Trump’s bs. I even explained that here on Wall Street we would just let him make some investment and then repeatedly take it all from him. He went bankrupt repeatedly because he kept “losing his investments”.

          Like taking candy from a baby. Or, in his case, like taking assets from a baby.

          • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 11:55 pm #

            Bruce?

          • Bruce E March 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

            K-Dog,

            Somehow the comment of mine that dannyboy is replying to disappeared…

            I was saying that Trump’s bank account was more like bravado than bravery, in context, when he said that bravado =/= brave in response to your comment (his initial comment has also disappeared for some reason).

            I had mentioned that Trump is almost certainly not nearly as wealthy as he wants us to believe he is, and that as his name goes from being a draw to being downright toxic (specific examples were hotels and apartment buildings who paid him to put his name on their signage), both his real and his apparent wealth plummets.

    • K-Dog March 27, 2018 at 12:00 am #

      A bum getting a bum rap is never good. A bum getting just desserts is like American Express, priceless. It’s not hard to figure.

  50. JohnAZ March 26, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

    And we wonder why other countries in the world do not want to emulate us, or why the conservative Islamic countries consider us the spoor of the devil. Thanks Hollywood!

    • amb March 26, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

      Yes, Hollywood and our media are scum.

  51. FincaInTheMountains March 26, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

    Another Massacre of the Innocents – this time in Kemerovo, Russia

    Russia fire: Children killed in Kemerovo shopping centre blaze

    At least 64 people have died in a fire that engulfed a shopping and entertainment complex in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo.

    Many of the victims are children. Ten people are still listed as missing.

    bbc.com/news/world-europe-43531684

  52. toktomi March 26, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

    titillating.

    ~toktomi~

  53. Tate March 26, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

    Canadian activist Lauren Southern gets banned from the UK for life for “social experiment” (she said it, Elrond, not me) in which she displays banner in Luton calling Allah a “gay god.” This was after someone wrote an article claiming that Jesus was a “gay man.” Lauren wanted to show the hypocrisy in how attacks against Christianity are treated differently than those against Islam in the UK.

    Yes, it was a puerile and attention-seeking stunt which was designed to provoke, no question there. And don’t you feel deprived now, Lauren, not being able to enter Old Blighty ever again, lol?

    shtfplan.com/headline-news/thought-police-canadian-activist-lauren-southern-gets-banned-from-the-uk-…

    As in many other countries, freedom of expression is not allowed in the UK if it violates “public order” or is “hateful.” Thank God for the 1st Amendment.

    • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 11:52 pm #

      She is not with the plan. The plan mandates population growth by immigration and the immigration will be coming from the Middle East.

      npf.ie/

      There is a bit more than “public order” behind this. Read for yourself. Population growth in a country with a negative birth rate. Even a dog can do that math. Multiculturalism is the new religion. Post-post modern world view don’t you know.

      It is great if you are the one who collects the rent.

    • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 10:02 am #

      “As in many other countries, freedom of expression is not allowed in the UK if it violates “public order” or is “hateful.” Thank God for the 1st Amendment.”

      You’ll be pleased to know, Tate, that some arrogated their rights to self-expression nevertheless in the course of the Brexit referendum.

      A hard-right ‘Britain First’ aficionado killed an MP, Jo Cox, leaving her children motherless. Elsewhere, people with nothing between their ears shouted at random British-born Asians telling they were going to have to ‘go home’ (they were stupid enough to genuinely think this was what Brexit was about – and they got a vote like everyone else).

      And a completely innocent Polish man was killed in the street after the vote. Hateful rhetoric has real-world consequences.

      • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 10:12 am #

        bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38976087

        “A majority of police forces in England and Wales saw record levels of hate crimes in the first full three months following the EU referendum, according to new analysis.

        More than 14,000 hate crimes were recorded between July and September.”

        Scotland, not so much, given the population seem to have been less sore losers than the nationalist English were sore winners.

    • Elrond Hubbard March 27, 2018 at 2:48 pm #

      Hey, Tate. Since you called me out, I’ll respond, based on my having read the following article about the same incident:

      dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5544219/Canadian-far-right-activist-claimed-Allah-gay-gets-lifetime-ban…

      I’ll summarize my own reaction briefly: Lauren Southern was acting within the bounds of protected speech, and the UK government certainly should not have intervened to stop her, or to prevent her from exercising her right of freedom of speech.

      And glory be, they didn’t. Intervene, I mean, or violate her freedom of speech. Southern went to the UK, did her thing and posted the video online — no one’s freedom of speech was violated. I haven’t gone to watch it, but I presume it’s still up and available.

      The issue is, after doing the above, she then left the UK and tried to come back, whereupon she got stopped at Calais (i.e. at the UK border), detained, and was ultimately refused entry. She now has a lifetime ban on entering the UK.

      I used to live in a border city (Windsor, Ontario) and we understood perfectly that when we went to visit Detroit, the border guards could stop us, question us, search our vehicles, and send us back if they wanted. My sister, who also lived in Windsor, herself worked for a time as a border guard on the Canadian side and dealt with all kinds of situations. No matter what Janos or anyone else bleats, I understand that international borders are a fact, and I’ve never argued against them; I’ve only ever pushed back against the faecal tide of racism and xenophobia that accompanies far too much of the rhetoric about borders around here.

      Tate: “Freedom of expression is not allowed in the UK if it violates ‘public order’ or is ‘hateful.'”

      Wrong-o. There’s no free speech issue here, none at all. The UK government is obliged to respect Lauren Southern’s freedom of speech, and they met their obligation. They also have exactly the same discretion to let people through their borders, or not, as does the U.S., Canada or North Korea. If they deem her a nuisance and won’t let her back in, that’s their bailiwick.

      • Tate March 28, 2018 at 2:40 am #

        I think people are capable of making up their own minds after watching the video whether Lauren Southern’s free speech rights were violated. It’s arguable that she has no free speech rights; she’s not a British citizen; they have every right to deport her; perhaps the keeping of public order outweighs her free speech rights.

        This is the real issue, public order. Clearly, the British authorities are frightened of her and of others like her and of their incendiary potential; they know they’re sitting on a bomb with a tripwire fuse. They are frightened because they know they can’t control the violent jihadis they have allowed to settle in large numbers in their island and who are outbreeding them five-to-one.

        Let’s face it: the British authorities are trembling like chihuahuas in the beards of the kebab-vendors. An unspoken Sharia is in effect. Only someone willfully blind to the truth would deny it.

        • GreenAlba March 28, 2018 at 8:07 am #

          “Let’s face it: the British authorities are trembling like chihuahuas in the beards of the kebab-vendors. An unspoken Sharia is in effect. Only someone willfully blind to the truth would deny it.”

          Only someone with no knowledge of the actual situation would say it. ‘Jihadis’ are an infinitestimally small proportion of Muslims in any western country.

          The typical profile of the Jihadi killer or aspiring killer isn’t even a devout Muslim – it’s a petty criminal. These people are low-level psychopaths before they up their game to major psychopathy.

          The IRA thugs and their Proddy counterparts were psychopathic thugs too. They finally handed in their weapons. They risk coming back out of the woodwork, though, if Brexit brings about a hard border again on the island of Ireland.

          May says there won’t be one, but neither she nor anyone else has explained how that will happen if Northern Ireland leaves the Customs Union. You would almost think Brexiters weren’t into thinking too hard, wouldn’t you?

          Sorry for moving off-piste a bit, but murderers of this ilk tend to share certain characteristics. And the IRA killed far more of the UK population than Jihadis have. Yet here we still are.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 28, 2018 at 9:16 am #

            Bigots gonna bigot, GreenAlba. But it’s only human, after all. Even people of good will, albeit lacking in self-awareness, can jaw all day about their opinions and never notice how often they forgive Us for crimes they want Them crucified for.

            That way of thinking actually comes much more naturally to human beings than does being consistent, and judging the in-group according to the same standards we apply to the out-group. Irish terrorism is a family affair, don’tcha know. So when they blow you up, look for the hint o’ green to comfort you in your dying moments.

          • GreenAlba March 28, 2018 at 9:59 am #

            Absolutely, Elrond.

            The important thing, too, is that while the IRA were doing their worst, the average Catholic Northern-Irish person just wanted to have a job, have their kids go to a decent school and maybe to be able to afford to take their family on holiday.

            Exactly like Muslims now.

            And while the IRA were killing innocent people for the right to a united Ireland, the majority of decent people in the South wanted nothing to do with them. They just wished they could dig a moat between them and the North and push it off into the Atlantic to fight its bigoted battles far away. Or so my husband tells me and he was there.

            So again, much like Muslims here, but without a convenient border for the moat.

            Anyone would think there weren’t any Muslims in actual Muslim countries who’d given up their lives to fight the Jihadis.

  54. volodya March 26, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

    Gonetohell, there’s many roadways to hell, the road paved with good intentions is one, the road paved with bad intentions is another. Or the way to hell can be found by climbing Everests of thought and intellect because, after all, we have a multiple nuclear armed countries, some of which have leaders and societies that look seriously deranged. How did that happen besides a handful of the world’s greatest geniuses making it so?

    So now we have the American Deep State trying to nullify the results of the last presidential election. Impossible you say? It isn’t. But how are they doing it? Is it by trickery and deceit or by dint of brilliant and subtle scheming and conspiring? No, it’s by making up the most laughable accusations that have got zero chance of standing up to even the most cursory scrutiny.

    But it gets much worse. The accusers themselves happen to be guilty of what they’re accusing Trump of doing. Impossible?

    Why would it be impossible? The Democrats nominated a candidate as bad as that of the Republicans. That in itself should have been impossible but the Democrats managed it. And then they topped even that. Given the preposterous incompetence of the Republicans in running a campaign and a convention, in even managing to plagiarise one of Madame Obama’s speeches, the Democrats were even more preposterous in running theirs, for example, in neglecting to campaign in key states. The Clintons, in short, lost an unloseable election. This thing shouldn’t even have been close. It should’ve been US history’s biggest landslide.

    There’s a lot that should have been impossible that actually wasn’t. Nobody at the apex of American society should be so imbecilic as to trust Russians with helping win a presidential election especially by means of subterfuge. Except apparently the Clinton campaign. Nobody in the Deep State should have been so idiotic as to put Clinton in the clear over her howling negligence while she was Secretary of State. Yet that happened too. No criminal intent they said, except that to the eyes of even a simple mule-skinner, this stunk like hell of a cover-up.

    Kunstler’s defenses of Trump appear to me not so much as defenses of Trump but rather as condemnations and ridicule of those clowns and morons that are trying to get rid of him, that somehow found themselves behind the curtain pulling the levers. Can you imagine these fuck-ups actually running the Imperial United States of America? Impossible, you’d think. Except it isn’t.

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

      “Can you imagine these fuck-ups actually running the Imperial United States of America? Impossible, you’d think. Except it isn’t.”

      But it is, look around you.

    • thwack March 26, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

      Kunstler’s defenses of Trump appear to me not so much as defenses of Trump but rather as condemnations and ridicule of those clowns and morons that are trying to get rid of him,

      ******************

      Kinda like the O.J trial where they tried to frame a guilty man.

      Not that theres anything wrong with that… Im just sayin

  55. dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

    Is that “amb” short for “ambidextrous”

    Getting your love with both hands?

    Guess you feel like you’re doubly popular that way.

  56. BioWebScape March 26, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

    To many things to think about these days with The Trump Show and minigame freak shack that is the USA this year.

    It is 2018 already and The world still looks for the most part like it did that many years ago. We still enslave people, we still go on and on about Sexual topics, we still love to wage war and grind things up and haven’t learned any lessons on how to get off the planet and colonize the solar system.

    What little changes we have made, seem minor. We haven’t figured out yet things I was sure we would have figured out when I was in High school writing about the future.

    Trump is worse than R R for movie star turned Prez, In that he doesn’t even know how to read it seems, Oh he can do some 140 now 280 space chatting but giving his own Very Big words in a talk. It is like he is a stand up comedian and not a good one either.

    As to his playboy status well yeah he was that, but his goon of a lawyer shouldn’t have had to pay stormy anything for her sex with him, why even open that ball of wax in the first place. His non-tweeting about her though is something to check out. He did file that counter suit to try and get 20 million from her, why the heck did he do that if he didn’t have sex with her and it was only his lawyer being a friend to pay her hush money?

    Yeah yeah yeah, just sex.. but why all the gizmo gumbo about it?

    What is he afraid of really?

    I could care less about Bolton, I live in prime nuke target area, If they are going to nuke the USA they will likely just as well hit my part of the nature. Sure we are going to start a new war. Just like we are going to have more people use guns to kill some more people down at the shopping mall, where we are buying things we didn’t need.

    What do I care about?

    Um …..

    Give me a bit to get back to you on that….

    • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 11:35 pm #

      I never saw a man whose good fortune was a greater offence against propriety. His memory was so faulty that he would sometimes forget the name of Ulysses, or Achilles, or Priam, – names which we know as well as we know those of our own attendants. No major-domo in his dotage, who cannot give men their right names, but is compelled to invent names for them, – no such man, I say, calls off the names[3] of his master’s tribesmen so atrociously as Sabinus used to call off the Trojan and Achaean heroes. But none the less did he desire to appear learned. 6. So he devised this short cut to learning: he paid fabulous prices for slaves, – one to know Homer by heart and another to know Hesiod; he also delegated a special slave to each of the nine lyric poets. You need not wonder that he paid high prices for these slaves; if he did not find them ready to hand he had them made to order. After collecting this retinue, he began to make life miserable for his guests; he would keep these fellows at the foot of his couch, and ask them from time to time for verses which he might repeat, and then frequently break down in the middle of a word. 7. Satellius Quadratus, a feeder, and consequently a fawner, upon addle-pated millionaires, and also (for this quality goes with the other two) a flouter of them, suggested to Sabinus that he should have philologists to gather up the bits.[4] Sabinus remarked that each slave cost him one hundred thousand sesterces; Satellius replied: “You might have bought as many book-cases for a smaller sum.” But Sabinus held to the opinion that what any member of his household knew, he himself knew also. 8. This same Satellius began to advise Sabinus to take wrestling lessons, – sickly, pale, and thin as he was, Sabinus answered: “How can I? I can scarcely stay alive now.” “Don’t say that, I implore you,” replied the other, “consider how many perfectly healthy slaves you have!” No man is able to borrow or buy a sound mind; in fact, as it seems to me, even though sound minds were for sale, they would not find buyers. Depraved minds, however, are bought and sold every day. – Moral letters to Lucilius, exerpt, Letter 27

  57. capt spaulding March 26, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

    The word on the street is that if Mueller decides to indict Trump, He’s not gonna serve it to him, he’s gonna spank him with it.

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

      Not

      The Prosecutors and FBI plan to do one major sweep. The start the round-up as soon as their last squeaker squawks.

      • capt spaulding March 26, 2018 at 10:36 pm #

        I was trying to make a joke about Trump getting spanked with a copy of Forbes magazine. Guess I didn’t do so well.

  58. volodya March 26, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

    So while the US is immersed in reality TV unreality, with the pneumatic Stormy in center screen, there’s people wondering if a mysterious train that crossed the China-North Korea frontier is carrying the latter country’s Kimchee-in-Chief. If it’s true then what could it portend? Is Xi Jinping about sick and tired of Kim Jr’s acting out? Is he calling him on the carpet for making that offer of talks that Trump unexpectedly accepted? Is he tired of Junior going off script? Does anyone have any idea of what the script really sez? Don’t expect that the vaunted American intel agencies would have a sniff given that they’ve managed to muff pretty much everything that comes their way. YOU get to make the call yourself. So what is it?

  59. GreenAlba March 26, 2018 at 3:33 pm #

    It would be better if the word faggot could be reserved for use in conjunction with peas. It is not a helpful addition to the English language.

    youtube.com/watch?v=pVHbWHGVYaU

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

      btw, you are attempting to explain usage to people “with a certain slant”.

  60. amb March 26, 2018 at 3:56 pm #

    I’m with you volodya. People like dannyboy really make you wonder how the human race continues (he has more concern about politesse and being politically correct than confronting and dealing with the outrages and atrocities in our society). He’s probably a Progressive-Liberal-Commie type.

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 4:07 pm #

      amb (“ambidextrous”)

      You using the right hand to type while the left pleasures? Sounds to me like you are typing & pleasuring while you could be out “confronting and dealing with the outrages and atrocities in our society”.

      Unless pleasuring IS “confronting and dealing with the outrages and atrocities in our society” to you.

  61. wm5135 March 26, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

    A small weather station in the yard is a nice thing to have. I am grateful to Mr. Kunstler for reporting and perspective. In the first place I receive the benefit of someone who has watched the most recent event without having to endure the nausea I would have felt had I tried to observe.
    In addition I have the comment section that he provides which serves as an accurate barometer of the environment.

    Let us take a little stroll down history lane – “America Love it or Leave It”, “Footprint of the American Chicken”, “My Country Right or Wrong”, national acceptance of the events in Dallas, Memphis and Los Angleles, Iran-Contra, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. Yes, yes, yes it is now time for some moral indignation.

    Play the fool long enough and you become a fool!

  62. tucsonspur March 26, 2018 at 5:06 pm #

    Moving away from the titillating discussions about T and A, let me bring up another version, thinking and analyzing, knowing of course that we can always return to the often much more delightful, but often much less fulfilling, pleasures of the flesh.

    Does anybody think that there are similarities between Eichmann and Trump? Anyone remember the “banality of evil” or “the rule of no one”? If not, here’s a refresher with Hannah Arendt:

    brainpickings.org/2017/02/07/hannah-arendt-the-banality-of-evil/

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

      Definite similarities.

      Here in nyc, most know of Fred Trump’s flirtation with Nazism. The Donald played on that with both his Birther Movement, his housing discrimination, his refusal to pay his minority workers, his persecution of the Central Park Five…

      Ivana gave him up on his Nazi fascination. He read Hitler speeches at night, rather than his husbandry duty (Sorry for that last phrase, but you wanted to get away from the sex discussion.)

      • BackRowHeckler March 26, 2018 at 9:26 pm #

        Yet Trump is a consistent supporter of Israel, much less critical and I dare say subversive than the previous admistration.

        brh

      • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 9:28 pm #

        Central Park Five? Black rapists of a White jogger? You really have your priorities in order.

        Trump and Rudi saved your island. This is the thanks they get.

        • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 10:20 am #

          “Central Park Five? Black rapists of a White jogger? ”

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park_jogger_case

          You mean the Central Park Five who were framed and later had their convictions quashed because:

          “In 2002, Matias Reyes, a convicted murderer and serial rapist in prison, confessed to raping the jogger, and DNA evidence confirmed his guilt. He knew facts about the crime that only the offender could have known and also said he committed the rape alone.”

          Janos, I didn’t think even you would stoop this low. But, really, why am I even surprised?

          You owe your God an apology, I think. He doesn’t like people messing with the truth.

          “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.””

          .

          • malthuss March 27, 2018 at 11:28 am #

            How many Whites [of both genders] get raped by Blacks, each year?
            Huh.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

            A lying piece of propaganda is a lying piece of propaganda, Malthuss.

            Huh…

          • thwack March 27, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

            You mean the Central Park Five who were framed and later had their convictions quashed because:

            ***********************

            They got convicted because they tried to lie about having ANY knowledge of the event; instead of confessing to the parts they played in the crime

            Back in the day they would have been hung from a tree, one after the other until one of them decided to talk.

            Lucky savages.

    • hmuller March 26, 2018 at 9:52 pm #

      All you people who keep comparing your bad guy du jour (Trump and others) to Adolf Hitler, are actually rehabilitating the Fuhrer and trivializing his crimes. You promote the reasoning: “If old Adolf is equivalent to Trump, how bad can Hitler have been? “. Is that your intention?
      The ultimate example of this was when Roseanne compared her ex-husband, comedian Tom Arnold , to Hitler. So sad.

    • Sean Coleman March 28, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

      I suspect that banality of evil phrase is just, well, a banality. Was it Arendt who coined it? I suppose evil can be casual, in fact I am pretty certain about that, but banal? It reminds me of Armstrong’s ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’. Grown-ups kept repeating it at the time, in a mysterious, knowing kind of way, as if it actually meant something, when all it was was he fluffed his line or the word ‘a’ was lost in space.

  63. San Jose March 26, 2018 at 6:17 pm #

    I don’t think Trump had a “poke in the whiskers” with Stormy. I think he has a bit of OCD, and a fear of germs, and is probably incapable of having sex with a hoor. Too many worries for it to be ‘fun.’

    I am reading Steven Pinker’s new book, “Englightenment Now–The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.” It’s so upbeat, I may have to give up checking in on CF Nation!

    My new word of the day–Panglossian!

    Jen in San Jose

    • K-Dog March 27, 2018 at 1:07 am #

      You’ve never been a guy have you?

    • elysianfield March 27, 2018 at 4:44 pm #

      “poke in the whiskers”

      Jen,
      An interesting turn of phrase…romance is not yet dead!

  64. FincaInTheMountains March 26, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

    The Times of London calls EU countries to hijack Russian Passenger Planes

    Closing Ranks

    Now it is time for the EU, in its summit communiqué, to face reality. With its backing it will be more effective to freeze Russian state assets, to subject Russian property purchases to close scrutiny and to deny visas to human rights abusers. It would be useful for EU states to throw Russian spies out of embassies and it is worth considering the seizure of Aeroflot planes that have in the past carried assailants to Britain.

    thetimes.co.uk/article/closing-ranks-v8zw9fx8c

    If you can’t read the article for lack of subscription, here is the print screen:

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/serfilatov/37945564/958813/958813_600.jpg

  65. 100th Avatar March 26, 2018 at 6:48 pm #

    Cannot remember the last time I watched 60 minutes.
    I do remember what I watched last: commercial after commercial for prescription meds. Legalized drug peddling.

    Someone, tell me, how many commercials aired during this segment for a crooked shaft (yes, a pill can right that), penile.. ahem.. stifficulties, and heart arrhythmia?

    • hmuller March 26, 2018 at 9:38 pm #

      A pill can cure a crooked shaft? I know someone who got one from fucking around corners.

  66. FincaInTheMountains March 26, 2018 at 6:50 pm #

    There is a video on YouTube of a guy throwing incendiary device in the Kemerovo shopping center.

    According to posters, the two movie halls were padlocked from outside.

    The children movies were on.

  67. thwack March 26, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

    Anoushka Shankar

    This is a high quality production of one of her concerts; good camera work, audio and lighting…

    When I first heard of her in the 90s, I thought maybe she was just riding her daddy’s dick?

    Nope.

    She’s the real deal; and no “man hands” too

    Her percussionist is also dope; he has to sit up front so he can see what she is doing, because they are playing together; what a novel idea?

    To play WITH other musicians instead of AT them.

    (((shaking my head)))

    This concert almost makes me wish I had a big ass flat screen tee-vee

    bet she gets blazed up with the ganja?

    youtube.com/watch?v=94IGuku0v1k

  68. Pucker March 26, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

    What’s the prognosis on Trump? No end to the wars; No infrastructure rebuild; No draining of The Swamp; No “Lock Her Up”; No Wall; Cut taxes for corporations; Recognized Jerusalem; More Military spending

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

      Q: “What’s the prognosis on Trump? No end to the wars; No infrastructure rebuild; No draining of The Swamp; No “Lock Her Up”; No Wall”

      A: Trump figures that his supporters expect to be taken advantage. He victimizes his base and gains their support.

      Q: “Cut taxes for corporations; Recognized Jerusalem; More Military spending”

      A: Money, money, money. That’s what this has been about for his 70 years. But, in fairness, his Grandpa ran prostitution houses and his dad was a Nazi, bigot, and cheated our veterans out of the housing that Eisenhower authorized.

  69. Pucker March 26, 2018 at 7:20 pm #

    Trump is ballooning the debt and raising interest rates?

    “The key point was that the combination of tight money and a mountainous government debt was a perilous one for the economy as a whole:”

    Niall Ferguson
    The House of Rothschild

    • JohnAZ March 26, 2018 at 7:59 pm #

      No end to the wars – that others started

      No infrastructure rebuild – look at omnibus bill

      No draining of the swamp. Fired the FBI mgmt., fired McMaster, and more to come, hard to do with the bureaucracy staffs

      No lock her up – never has there been a greater cover up by law enforcement of a bigger crook. See also draining the swamp

      No Wall – guilty 1.6 billion down total blockage by Dems

      Cut taxes to Corps – which was either bonuses to employees or given as raises or passed through to stockholders i.e. Pensions IRA’s etc. this is the biggest stinker from the Dems
      And cuts to middle class in form of doubling the standard deduction

      Recognized Jerusalem – it is about time, the Jews of Israel are the only sanity in the Middle East, followed by Saudi Arabia.

      More military spending – just watch a few helps or planes dropping out of he sky and training accidents . The sequestration really screwed up our military.

      Ballooning the debt – now that is humorous after 8 years of driving the debt up ten trillion dollars. This big increase may have made the approaching cliff speed up a lot. Omnibus bill 1.3 trillion Democrats plus military, total capitulation across the aisle in Congress , Trump should have vetoed it but he wanted his military.

      Interest rates. Increased tariffs etc. con job just watch this phony ass angle go away as Trump does the one on one trade deals to equal out the trade deficit. Trade deficits have about bankrupted this country. America First, until things are equal, the hell with everyone else. If it costs a little more, so be it.

      • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

        Q: “Cut taxes to Corps – which was either bonuses to employees or given as raises or passed through to stockholders i.e. Pensions IRA’s etc. this is the biggest stinker from the Dems”

        A: Trump gave corporations the biggest present they have ever received. He said so himself.

        Q: “More military spending – just watch a few helps or planes dropping out of he sky and training accidents . The sequestration really screwed up our military.”

        A: The military spend will bankrupt the country and, by the way, be used in lots of wars that your fellow Americans will die in.

        Q: “Ballooning the debt – now that is humorous after 8 years of driving the debt up ten trillion dollars. This big increase may have made the approaching cliff speed up a lot. Omnibus bill 1.3 trillion Democrats plus military, total capitulation across the aisle in Congress , Trump should have vetoed it but he wanted his military.”

        A: Trump made Debt Great Again. The Fed’s raising rates, making debt services impossible to meet. Trump wasn’t vetoing anything, he wants that Military Industrial Spending in his pocket.

        Q: “Interest rates. Increased tariffs etc. con job just watch this phony ass angle go away as Trump does the one on one trade deals to equal out the trade deficit. Trade deficits have about bankrupted this country. America First, until things are equal, the hell with everyone else. If it costs a little more, so be it.”

        A: The trade war will kick of global depressions and wars. Enjoy!

        • JohnAZ March 26, 2018 at 8:28 pm #

          Spoken like a true liberal, parroting the MSM. It is humorous to listen to the Left echoing themselves over and over and resort to name calling when logic backs them into a corner. Time will tell what is going to happen in response to current events, Danny boy like all the other liberal experts who have been so wrong over the last year, you do not have a clue what is going to happen next!

          • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

            I’m rich and happy.

            Sorry to have ” have been so wrong”.

            Wish I had followed your advice instead.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 12:49 am #

            It’s is more difficult for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven than for a camel to enter the eye of a needle.

          • elysianfield March 27, 2018 at 4:48 pm #

            Janos,
            Yeah, and if you try to sneak the camel into heaven…well!

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

            “Yeah, and if you try to sneak the camel into heaven…well!”

            Some of them are really cute, elysianfield, with seductively long eyelashes 🙂 .

      • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

        The Founders said to stay out of foreign wars. How do so many Americans miss that? How did Conservatism become the traveling Red, White, and Blue Death Machine?

        • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 10:28 am #

          “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”

          JK Galbraith

          Often that selfishness (believing you’re entitled to more than your fair share) leads to wars. But in that search for a superior moral justification, you can claim (a) regime change because you er… feel sympathy for the oppressed in their own country or (b) that they have weapons of mass destruction aimed right at you.

  70. Pucker March 26, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

    If you were a prison guard, would you shoot a prisoner trying to escape?

    JS: I mean my real fear about guns in school is that these altercations where we’ve seen, you know, staff at schools slamming black children down or putting them in a headlock or restraining them by extreme force or doing other things that may not be physical assault but are meant to humiliate them in retribution, in revenge for some perceived slight — that now you’re going to have some of these hotheads in schools, not necessarily teachers but other staffers who have guns? And what are those altercations going to look like now if those staffers have guns on them?

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 7:50 pm #

      that’s the idea.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 9:35 pm #

      A six year old 80 POUND Black child permanently injured a White teacher. These people grow up faster and earlier than Whites. Putting White kids in with them is cruelty beyond measure. Thank God Whites are starting to turn away from “teaching” them. Our minority schools are simply part time prisons. It’s time to admit that. And if Blacks want to teach their own exclusively, let them. Integration has failed as was inevitable.

    • thwack March 27, 2018 at 8:53 am #

      If you were a prison guard, would you shoot a prisoner trying to escape?

      ***********************

      No, but I would beat the hell out of the prisoners he left behind.

      Collective punishment, the other white meat.

      • JohnAZ March 27, 2018 at 9:17 am #

        Military thought, building team approach.

  71. BackRowHeckler March 26, 2018 at 8:17 pm #

    JFK, Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd, Bill Clinton, did they ever get any on the side? Just askin? If so it never made it onto 60 minutes.

    We already knew we weren’t electing an Eagle Scout.

    Now let’s examine Anderson Cooper’s sex life. No telling what that guy is into. Needless to say he’s not Stormy Daniel’s type. Here’s a clue. Late last fall he appeared with his ‘husband’ at a concert venue in Wallingford CT extolling the virtues and joys of men marrying men. The show got a rave review in the local press. The Governor and his staff were in attendance, and you can imagine what his staff is made up of.

    brh

    • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 8:24 pm #

      Q: “JFK, Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd, Bill Clinton, did they ever get any on the side? Just askin? If so it never made it onto 60 minutes.”

      A: They stayed away from Stormy’s and piss-slaves.

      Q: “Now let’s examine Anderson Cooper’s sex life.”

      A: But Anderson Cooper!

      Every time you excuse your President’s behavior by pointing to another, is another normalization of his degeneracy.

      • BackRowHeckler March 26, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

        that’s just the thing, Danny.

        Who says what she claims is true, and that it happened like she describes it? Maybe she’s lying. Has there been an investigation, or just accusation levelled? No due process, which seems to characterize most of the MEtoo movement. Accusing a person of this or that indiscretion seems to immediately add up to certain guilt.

        that’s how things go down in totalitarian societies. It was a main feature of Soviet ‘justice’ in the 1930s.

        brh

        • dannyboy March 26, 2018 at 8:46 pm #

          BRH,

          I have no reason to believe Stormy Daniels.

          Reread my Comment. I don’t want to demonize “JFK, Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd, Bill Clinton” on your accusation.

          And wtf does Anderson Cooper have to do with all these names, including Trump?

          • BackRowHeckler March 26, 2018 at 9:28 pm #

            It was Cooper who conducted the salacious interview.

            anyway Danny nice hearing fom you again and take care of yourself.

            brh

    • malthuss March 27, 2018 at 11:31 am #

      Needless to say he’s not Stormy Daniel’s type.

      No, SD is not his type.

  72. Janos Skorenzy March 26, 2018 at 9:41 pm #

    Whites have been deeply wronged and our anger and resentment are inevitable. We would not be human if we didn’t object to becoming second class citizens in our own Nation and nations. And NO, we are not represented by all the White Congress critters. They are Class Tyrants and nothing more. We have no lobby to call our own – nor even the right to our own organizations.

    I think Mr Kunstler may realize the problem, and the legitimacy of our grievances, even if not approving of our solutions and outlook per se.

    • thwack March 26, 2018 at 10:18 pm #

      Janos,

      I just want you to know that no matter when the chips are down, even in your deepest darkest hour…

      you still have thwack.

      I fight all the good fights and do some damage.

      Thats why Im in the position Im in today.

      Stop whining and get in the fight.

      Tally ho!

      • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 12:42 am #

        You are the only other man here who understand whores. In Russia it’s common. The woman who ran for President kept having melt downs, weeping, throwing water on other candidates at debates, and running off stage as everyone laughed and called her a whore.

        Sometimes in the Men’s movement, young men start raving about all Men uniting against all Women. Ridiculous. I mean let’s not get carried away. Muslims have their Women under control and are taking ours. They don’t need Whites at all since they are winning. And Blacks want our Women too. There can be no Union, but there can be appreciation at times.

        • K-Dog March 27, 2018 at 1:01 am #

          You are the only other man here who understand whores.

          I can’t believe you just wrote that. Could you just take a tiny tiny peek at your logic? A glance over your shoulder at it won’t hurt too much.

        • thwack March 27, 2018 at 8:49 am #

          And Blacks want our Women too.

          *****************

          actually, we want them all; not that theres anything wrong with that…

          Im just saying.

        • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 10:39 am #

          “The woman who ran for President kept having melt downs, weeping, throwing water on other candidates at debates, and running off stage as everyone laughed and called her a whore.”

          They certainly don’t it like that in the UK. No handbags at dawn with Maggie T or Treeza.

    • K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 11:16 pm #

      But did they not do it to themselves?

      everythingology.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Screen-shot-2011-03-20-at-10.11.22-PM1.png

      All they have to do is establish community but everybody has been fractured and atomized into an ineffectual white ignorant mist.

      All whites ever had to do and all they have to do do now is establish community but there is Shakespeare would say, a rub, the raw material is not so good. From the beginning of today’s article.

      poor……opiated……Facebook-addled……morbidly-obese……lumbering……deplorable……gun-gripping……Jesus-haunted

      And far worse than useless eaters ever could be. These people vote!

      Jumpin Jezebel! If you can get a lobby out of this mess, go for it.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 12:34 am #

        Sure, but do the Pushers (Media, Hollywood, Leftist Academics, Job exporters) get off free? Look, let’s face it: the lower classes are lost without the higher classes. I’m not talking just economically, but also in terms of education and culture. Instead of sympathizing with them, you folks take perverse joy in their downfall – like a disembodied head laughing as its body bangs into walls and begins to walk towards the highway.

        Stop laughing, Dog. The Black feet and Brown arms you intend to adopt won’t fit you very well – if they can even be adopted at all.

        • K-Dog March 27, 2018 at 12:52 am #

          The part that sucks is that they actually do get off free. In a slow collapse they thrive. In a hard collapse they fall not as hard.

          What do you mean ‘you folks’. I’m a Midwest boy originally and the lower classes work for a living. I still do. I suppose one could call the dispossessed a lower class but not I for I have been one of them for a while myself. I could be one of them again if my dice rolls the wrong way.

          Watch what you see as perverse joy. Perhaps you see frustration and don’t know it.

        • K-Dog March 27, 2018 at 1:05 am #

          roll

      • JohnAZ March 27, 2018 at 9:34 am #

        Your description of Whites applies to everyone in this country now. The decline of America is ubiquitous.

        Remember the King of the Mountain game? The idea was when someone was on the top , everyone else’s job was to knock him off. This is a basic trait of humanity! Power drive is so lovely. Well, the European culture and persona are the top of the mountain now and everyone else is trying to knock it down so that they will be on top. And it matters not who wins, everyone else will then try to knock down the new guy. It is a perpetual game. And guess what, no one wins!

        This is the description of a third world country. It is also the description of the MO of the Democratic Party now. And elements of the GOP, normal people stop playing games like this when they turn eleven years old, maybe this explains the Deep State.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

          And whoever knocks us off – I guarantee that whatever they build won’t equal White Western Culture. We were unique – that’s why everyone wants in and why the Elite are trying to destroy us first before they take down the World.

  73. K-Dog March 26, 2018 at 11:17 pm #

    Your wording will be better next time. Consider it practice.

  74. KL Cooke March 27, 2018 at 3:10 am #

    Jim, you kill me.

  75. tucsonspur March 27, 2018 at 4:25 am #

    In this most portentous of investigations, and with Mueller’s horse breath hot on his nape, Trump’s legal team is now down to one mouthpiece – Jay Sekulow.

    Trump has been calling Rob Porter of late, thinking of bringing him back after his resignation because of allegations of spousal abuse, and one of his ex’s sporting a serious shiner. Trump’s isolation grows along with his desperation.

    My gut tells me that the POTUS did pump the porn star years ago, and he did so shortly after Melania gave birth to Barron. Yeah, and the slut took to his butt, that too. As the saying goes, he’s got a lot of class, most of it low. What will Melania do, just suffer?

    The Dems are grinding away, and after the budget bill I’m sure that the number of TWATs increased considerably. Excuse please, but I find the acronym well suited – Trump Weary And Tired.

    The chaos will continue, with interest rates rising and the tariffs imposed. Consumers will pay more. Even after the tax cuts, Sprint raised my phone bill’s administrative fee. Go figure. Okay, so it’s mouse nuts.

    It’s a terrible dilemma. Voting for Trump again seems revolting. But so does the alternative. I’m guessing that it won’t be Trump. The prosaic Pence? After this raucous Republican ride, the demonic Dems will be voting with a vengeance and will shit can MAGA for MADA.

    “So Stormy says she and Trump had sex only once. I guess if you want the guy to screw you repeatedly, you have to be one of his voters,” Coulter tweeted Monday.

    Trump is sinking. Fast.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 27, 2018 at 8:27 am #

      Trump is sinking? Fast??!

      Trump just took it up the Clintonoids butts in Congress: screw you and screw your opium trade over the Mexican border!

      The White House put out a letter from the President to the Speaker of the House invoking his authority to designate an emergency requirement regarding all funding pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to build the wall.

    • K-Dog March 27, 2018 at 11:38 am #

      I was thinking along the lines of saying that Stormy was lucky and Trump only fucked her once where we, au contraire, are the ones getting the shaft every day.

      Then I remember Stormie’s death threat in the parking lot where she was treated like Homeland Security treats a recalcitrant blog commenter who learned too much. Then I think if $130K makes up for a death threat. But that’s a hard one to figure. Death threats have a way of waking you up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night. Say each time you woke up was worth 3K. That’s only 40 times. Could still be happening every three weeks then.

      Conclusion: Stormy should keep the money and anybody that has a problem with it can pound salt.

  76. janet March 27, 2018 at 8:43 am #

    Trump says he is a fighter who will counter-attack critics. But he is keeping quiet about Russia’s attacks on the US and Stormy’s lawsuit, probably because both Putin and Daniels know something about the President’s past that could hurt him.

    During the campaign Trump said the twelve women who accused him of sexual assault were liars and he was going to take them all to court. Of course, he did nothing. He knows he is guilty and fears the scrutiny of a courtroom where his lies become prosecutable offenses, just as he fears Mueller.

    Trump’s behavior towards women is despicable. How many men end up in a hotel room with a woman just after their wives have given birth? Women will take Trump down and end his presidency.

    Recommended Book: Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri. It is out today and is now number 1 non-fiction book on Amazon!

    • akmofo March 27, 2018 at 9:56 am #

      Stormy Daniels faces US$20 million in damages in Trump lawsuit. But I’m sure Soros can cover it, for now. It will be interesting to see what happens to Stormy when Soros’ assets are frozen and he’s labeled a national security threat.

    • JohnAZ March 27, 2018 at 9:58 am #

      The thing that will hurt the women’s movement the most is when they emulate men in their MOs. I personally worked both sides of the gender gap, as a engineer for 11 years, and an RN for 17 years. I have news for you guys, on a level playing field, gals are going to kick your butts. Why? Because as a group, they talk to each other and communicate. They believe in cooperation rather than confrontation. In today’s world, this is magic. In a more natural world, men’s physical strength puts them at an advantage. This is no longer necessary.

      Trump is old school male dominant, Playboy inspired, individual that like so many of us males have had to learn new rules of the road relative to females. And by the way, the rules of the road are totally nebulous, one person believes in certain limits while another allows “liberties” much broader. In the Power world, schlock lawyers prey on folks with this conundrum. Men need to learn to “ask” rather than dominate. I note that all the incidents being brought up by the schlock lawyers are old news, more than 10 years old. Ex post facto says you cannot judge someone for a law or rule that did not exist when the event actually occurred. Maybe the decks need to be cleared here and a new world order put in place. In the meantime, let’s get to work getting this country back in order. And right now, that is Trump!

      • FincaInTheMountains March 27, 2018 at 10:20 am #

        What a pile of incredible rubbish.

        Men are protectors.

        What, are you telling us to ask politely of the enemy to go away or to blow his brains out?

        • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 10:56 am #

          Finca

          “Men are protectors.”

          Some of them are; some of them aren’t. Power corrupts – physical power the same as any other kind of power. (Sexual power does too, used by some women to get what they want or blackmail powerful men. Sometimes manipulated by other powerful men.)

          Here are some statistics kindly provided a while ago by JustSayin on these pages:

          JustSayingNovember 21, 2017 at 6:59 am #

          “The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan between 2001 to 2017 – 1,833. The number of women killed by men in the US in only one of those years, 2015 – 1,686.

          “Homicide is the leading cause of female death in the workplace. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women, more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.

          “In one day during September, 2013, 66,581 victims were served at domestic violence centers in the U.S., and 36,348 domestic violence victims (19,431 children and 16,917 adults) found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs.”

          So, yeah, *many* of them are protectors. For many women, it’s already a World Made by Fists and always has been.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 10:58 am #

            As Margaret Attwood famously said “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”

          • akmofo March 27, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

            I donno, Mrs Green, I’d be afraid to be in the same room with that Margaret Attwood woman. She looks positively monstrous. A Tyrannosaurus Rex in “human” form.

          • elysianfield March 27, 2018 at 4:59 pm #

            Alba,
            What your quoted statistics might also reveal is that the preponderance of women laughing at men were then…corrected by the male?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 6:26 pm #

            Women don’t do the really dangerous jobs. Factor that in. And don’t go ferreting out the .001% of female coal miners like you did with Blacks in 11th Century England. In other words, don’t be ridiculous.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

            elysianfield

            You don’t have to do anything to attract the anger of that kind of male.

            And please, please don’t tell me you’re suggesting that men are entitled to physically ‘correct’ women as if they were chattels.

            That’s not what you’re saying? Is it?

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 7:51 pm #

            Janos

            “Women don’t do the really dangerous jobs. Factor that in. ”

            Factor that in? Did you really, really say that?

            So I’m supposed to work out some kind of perverted moral equation whereby beating the living shit out of your wife is acceptable if you do a hard manual job?

            What kind of f*cking upbringing did you have?

            There are quite simply no words.

            I’ll tell you what, Janos, every time I come on here I’m more grateful to be married to a decent human being.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 8:22 pm #

            You brought up female death in the workplace. If you don’t remember, just go back and check. FAR more Men die at work than Women. Sorry!

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

            Janos

            Can you actually read? The men you are referring to die through accidents.

            The statistics above relate to deaths by homicide.

            If you want to compare deaths of men and women at work by homicide then we’ll need to compare how many of each were killed by men and how many by women?

            Lay your bets here…

          • elysianfield March 28, 2018 at 11:23 am #

            “And please, please don’t tell me you’re suggesting that men are entitled to physically ‘correct’ women as if they were chattels.”

            No…but there are cultures that do. Consider the tales of the Arabian Nights…women beaten by “Mikkra”…the spine of a date palm.

          • elysianfield March 28, 2018 at 11:27 am #

            And…

            William Blackstone (1723-80) in his ‘Commentaries on the Laws of England’ refers to an ancient law that permitted ‘domestic chastisement’. He said: ‘The husband … by the old law, might give his wife moderate correction. For, as he is to answer for her misbehaviour, the law thought it reasonable to intrust him with this power of restraining her, by domestic chastisement, in the same moderation that a man is allowed to correct his apprentices or children…for whom the master or parent is also liable in some cases to answer.

          • GreenAlba March 28, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

            I know about all that, elysianfield. That’s why I’m grateful to live in less benighted times.

            And why, as I suggested to Thwack, that if those times ever came back, I’d take my own way out. Because I won’t live in those benighted times myself.

          • GreenAlba March 28, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

            And I’m very relieved that you didn’t mean what you seemed to be saying.

      • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 10:48 am #

        “Why? Because as a group, they talk to each other and communicate. They believe in cooperation rather than confrontation”

        There’s a lot of truth in that, JohnAZ. My younger brother (who’s in a ‘better job’ than I am (although he hates it!) has always said he likes working with female bosses (not all of them – the CEO of his organisation is a female psychopath) because they tend to share information and don’t hoard it in the way many men to as a power tactic.

        But it’s also true that in a WMBH men will have the advantage just because of brute strength. History shows they don’t always use it in the interests of justice and compassion, however.

        • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 10:59 am #

          the way many men *do*

        • JohnAZ March 27, 2018 at 11:26 am #

          The main point I was trying to make is that the world and the rules it goes by are changing and at an increasing rate. Judging folks by what they did 12-20 years ago is ludicrous and is being used by a crappy group of lawyers in this country for their profit. Women are earning their stripes as time is advancing, why not just leave it that way? Because the lawyers will lose out, it always seems to be their way. And like GreenAlba says, there are female psycho and sociopaths too.

          One question. Why are there not women and girls shooting and blowing up things at the rate that men and boys are? Women, however, had better remember that if their goal is to emasculate men and take away their only purpose, protector and breadwinner, that will not work out well.

          • Bruce E March 27, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

            Trump isn’t being judged right now so much by what he may or may not have done in 2006 right after his third wife gave birth to the fifth child he admits is his. He and his lawyer are being judged for what they did in 2016, in the middle of a presidential campaign, using money (and perhaps other methods in combination, such as physical and legal threats and intimidation) to — illegally — keep Clifford (among several others) quiet about what may or may not have happened in 2006.

            Also, if you think that — as a man — your “only purpose” is to protect and provide for women and family, and absent that you might as well be emasculated/castrated, then you seriously need to take a step back and reconsider your lot in life.

            Also you need to check your phraseology. The whole “that will not work out well” is about as cartoonishly and awkwardly evil as “it would be a shame if something should happen to her mother.”

            Seriously people? Are you that tone deaf?

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

            BruceE

            See further up. One of our posters thinks men also have an entitlement to ‘correct’ ‘their’ women if they talk out of line.

            You have to wonder what planet you’re on sometimes when you come on this website.

            I don’t remember much of this kind of thing in ‘A World Made By Hand’. The talk on here tends to be about men protecting women from OTHER men in a tougher future. But who’s going to protect them from the psychos they’re married to?

            It’s just as well belief in Hell has just about vanished. In the past it was the best method ever of dissuading people from ending their own wretched lives so that you could keep them enslaved.

          • messianicdruid March 29, 2018 at 10:38 pm #

            “It’s just as well belief in Hell has just about vanished.”

            My belief in the governments of men has just about vanished also.

          • messianicdruid March 29, 2018 at 10:40 pm #

            But it is having the opposite effect.

          • GreenAlba March 30, 2018 at 5:17 am #

            My belief in governments of men was never that strong, but they don’t stop you from shuffling off this mortal coil if you don’t want to be enslaved. Although it’s technically illegal (over here anyway) but what are they going to do, unless you botch it?

            I don’t think we’re quite that desperate yet, though, eh, MD? 🙂

          • GreenAlba March 30, 2018 at 7:12 am #

            And they don’t even do anything when you do botch it. Except offer you counselling. They used to prosecute you, though, for a failed attempt, back in the day.

        • malthuss March 27, 2018 at 8:15 pm #

          Most of the immigrants will come from the EU,
          Nonsense. Africa. And ME.

          And does the EU contain Albania and Turkey?

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

            “Most of the immigrants will come from the EU,
            Nonsense. Africa. And ME.”

            And you have this information from where?

            “And does the EU contain Albania and Turkey?”

            No. You could have Googled that yourself. It’s not rocket science. You just look up ‘members of the EU’.

            So let’s not get excited about your first proposition since you can’t even do that.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 9:13 pm #

            Malthuss

            To help you out:

            irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/most-people-refused-entry-to-ireland-from-brazil-albania-us-and-so…

            “Most people refused entry at Irish air and sea ports in 2016 were Brazilian, *Albanian*, US and South African citizens, according to statistics released by the Department of Justice.

            “A total of 1,073 women and 2,229 men were refused leave to land during 2016, according to the data released by the Department of Justice under a Freedom of Information request.

            “Some 483 Brazilian, 408 Albanian, 239 United States, 231 South African and 132 Pakistani citizens were refused leave to land in Ireland last year, marking a continued rise in the numbers of non-European Economic Area citizens being denied entry into the State.”

            Can I just repeat the last bit:

            *marking a continued rise in the numbers of non-European Economic Area citizens being denied entry into the State*

            I hope that clears things up a bit for you.

            And Turkey under Erdogan has zero chance of getting into the EU.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 3:06 pm #

        Kick butt in what sense? As Engineers? Not that I’ve heard (think Florida bridge). Or in the sense of winning in office mammalian politics? That I can easily believe.

        Women naturally gang up on men. That makes sense in a Traditional Society with men on top. And they are complainers – which again makes sense. Some of their claims may be worth listening too. And if a guy is throwing his weight around, a bunch of women angry at him and complaining to the other men might be a remedy.

        But all of this is toxic once Women are given equal status. It just turns men into discarded second class citizens, with the women attracted to the few remaining Alpha males whom they affect to despise. Or whom they actually despise yet still desire.

    • K-Dog March 27, 2018 at 11:43 am #

      Trump’s behavior towards women is despicable. How many men end up in a hotel room with a woman just after their wives have given birth?

      It can be a time of great stress. Some men hunker down. Some men blow a gasket. The human drama of acting out takes many forms. In answer to your question. Lots.

      • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

        “It can be a time of great stress.”

        Haha. That reminds me of when I was on my back after several hours of intense but relatively unproductive labour, when my then-husband asked if I could ask the obstetrician (run off his feet, so not able to stay with all the women giving birth at the same time) if he could go home and come back later, because he was tired. 🙂

        Like I said, ‘then-husband’. He didn’t improve 🙂 .

        • Elrond Hubbard March 27, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

          Oh… oh, mercy.

          *makes mental note*

        • thwack March 27, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

          you should have squatted Ubangi style; then you could have made the completion for a 1st down with no huddle.

          • elysianfield March 28, 2018 at 11:34 am #

            “you should have squatted Ubangi style”

            Thwack,
            …or taken a knee?

        • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 6:45 pm #

          Hindus squat to shit, and will even squat on your toilet seat, hopefully after taking off their shoes. This is a superior position to do it. Ditto childbirth. Western Women make such a big deal about it. American Indian women would just stop working for an hour, squat, and out comes the Papoose. Put it on back and get back to working in the field while I sit like Effendi managing. Apparently White Civilization has ruined them. Otherwise, inter-racial might have been the way to go, at least until White Women came to their senses and learned to bow and squat, stooping to conquer, conquering their man with their cooking.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

            “Western Women make such a big deal about it. ”

            Tell me when you’ve given birth to one or two, Janos. Then I’ll listen to you.

            But I didn’t make any big deal about it, despite having contractions every three minutes from the get-go and then having another ten hours of it. (And Thwack, you don’t know what I was doing for the remaining 10 hours.)

            It was the doofus beside me who was complaining about being tired because the poor little snowflake had been at work. In an office, not down a coalmine. Some people don’t deserve children. Or wives.

            I even asked the obstetrician if it was OK for him to go home and come back later. I wish you could have seen the mixture of scorn and disbelief on his face. He didn’t even say anything. I was mortified – sometimes you only realise what a berk you’re married to when you see them reflected in the eyes of a normal person.

            But you go on wittering about things you know less than nothing about. You could win an award for that and put it with all the others.

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 8:22 pm #

            “stooping to conquer, conquering their man with their cooking.”

            My husband’s a great cook too. Loves it. Lucky me.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 8:28 pm #

            Why did you ask him to go home if it was the wrong thing to do? Why are you blaming it on someone else?

            You honor childbirth yet you support abortion. You want women to be worshiped as God who get to choose who lives and who dies based on their whims.

            In Ancient Rome, the Patriarch decided which babies were too weak or sickly to live.

          • thwack March 27, 2018 at 8:55 pm #

            (And Thwack, you don’t know what I was doing for the remaining 10 hours.)

            *********************

            Of course I do?

            You were grunting, crying and howling for Demerol…

            But I ain’t mad at ya because in Europe, you can get away with that type of behavior.

            In Africa you can’t be making all that racket because there are too many beast that will kill and eat you;

            that is unless you got a strong man to protect you?

            (*wink*)

            Look GA, you ain’t special because you’re a woman; you’re basically just an apartment building during an eviction, so spare us all the hollywood theatrics and next time just look down at your belly and say “its time to GTFO, you can take the stairs?

            or you can take the window?

          • GreenAlba March 27, 2018 at 9:27 pm #

            Janos

            As I just said elsewhere, can you read? I didn’t ask him to go home. HE asked ME to ask the obstetrician if it was alright for him to go home. Men supporting their wives during labour can’t really do the supporting if they’re at home with their feet up. Dear God…

            “You honor childbirth yet you support abortion.”

            How dare you? DO NOT MAKE THINGS UP ABOUT ME. You know nothing about my views on abortion.

            “In Ancient Rome, the Patriarch decided which babies were too weak or sickly to live.”

            Please, Janos, just please…

            Stop being so desperate to say anything – just anything – in response to my posts. You end up talking absolute rubbish.

          • GreenAlba March 28, 2018 at 8:37 am #

            “Of course I do?”

            No you don’t. But you’re on this website, so obviously you think you do. But thanks for the question mark – that’s something.

            “Look GA, you ain’t special because you’re a woman”

            Thwack I’m not special in any way whatsoever. I have absolutely no problem with that.

            “In Africa you can’t be making all that racket because there are too many beast that will kill and eat you;”

            I might be one of those women whose childbirth ends with an obstetric fistula, meaning I’d be abandoned by my husband.

            liberianobserver.com/news/fistula-program-restores-dignity-to-hundreds-of-women-abandoned-by-their-f…

            Like I said, some men are protectors, some aren’t.

            “And next time just look down at your belly and say “its time to GTFO, you can take the stairs?”

            I’m retirement age, Thwack – I have two sprogs in their thirties and a five-year-old grandson. I’m not likely to be looking at my belly and deciding its time to go anywhere.

            “or you can take the window?”

            Believe me, thwack, if your ‘Man World’ comes my way, I’ll take the window – from the highest storey. And I won’t be the only one.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 28, 2018 at 11:50 am #

            Time your jump right, GreenAlba, and you can thwack thwack on your way down at terminal velocity.

            Apropos of nothing, anybody seen In Bruges?

          • GreenAlba March 28, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

            Elrond

            Haha. I’ll give it a go. Go out guns blazing.

            And yes, re the film (primarily because I love Bruges, though, I think).

            But he was still er… alive when he hit the ground, which I found hard to believe. Although he said his piece and then shuffled off this mortal coil. At least he didn’t say ‘Johnny, I can’t feel my legs…’ like in one of those Sunday afternoon westerns we were subjected to back in the day.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 28, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

            Yes. Dunno if you saw The Matrix Revolutions, but Carrie-Anne Moss’ needlessly drawn-out death scene is one of numerous reasons why that’s nobody’s favourite Matrix movie.

            As for In Bruges, at the time I had a girlfriend who was a very sensitive soul. (Rather too sensitive, with passive-aggressive tendencies, which was one of the reasons we didn’t last as a couple; but I found her worth the trouble most of the time.) I suggested that movie, expecting a low-key comedy/drama. Well, it was and it wasn’t. That’s one case where I thought an apology on my part was merited.

          • GreenAlba March 28, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

            ‘In Bruges’ isn’t one I’d sit through again. I’m not good with gratuitous violence.

            I only ever saw the first Matrix film – went with someone else in pre-husband days and we both came out having little idea what it was about. Both dim, clearly.

            So I haven’t seen any of the others!

          • Janos Skorenzy March 28, 2018 at 9:42 pm #

            Oh you’re against abortion? Lol.

          • GreenAlba March 29, 2018 at 4:42 am #

            What in the world are you talking about now?

  77. FincaInTheMountains March 27, 2018 at 11:56 am #

    How about some energy topics? I miss those == Georges1202

    Here is a good one:

    Nuclear-powered Hypersonic Cruise Missile BUREVESTNIK (Stormy Petrel)

    twitter.com/RusEmbUSA/status/977261705771307009

    On the infinite
    Grey sea
    Winds amass
    And like black lightning
    The stormy petrel
    Soars between
    The sky and deep.

    He rides the waves,
    And like a flash,
    A thunderbolt,
    He strikes the cloud-ranks.

    Joy defiant
    Hear the clouds
    In the petrel’s crying!

    Seagulls moan
    In craven terror,
    Tumbling
    On the seething sea,
    Fain to sink
    And fain to bury

    • elysianfield March 28, 2018 at 11:46 am #

      “Nuclear-powered Hypersonic Cruise Missile BUREVESTNIK”

      Komraden Finc,
      They should have called it the “Chernobyl”…

  78. Elrond Hubbard March 27, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

    Ohio lawmaker mocks teen gun control activists as Doritos-eating video game players
    Rep. Candice Keller made the comments at a pro-gun rally in Columbus earlier this month.

    wkyc.com/article/news/local/ohio/ohio-lawmaker-mocks-teen-gun-control-activists-as-doritos-eating-vi…

    “COLUMBUS – An Ohio lawmaker accused outspoken victims of the Parkland school shooting of being misinformed teens who would rather be ‘eating Doritos and playing video games.’

    “‘A month ago, we weren’t really having this conversation, and all of a sudden a 15-year-old on television who would just as soon be eating Doritos and playing video games wants to tell me that my constitution needs to be changed. Really?’ Butler County Rep. Candice Keller said at a pro-gun rally in Columbus earlier this month.

    “Keller, a proud Second Amendment advocate and proponent of Ohio’s ‘stand your ground’ proposal, told those assembled at the Ohio Statehouse that she would not listen to the teenagers. ‘I was born with the right to carry.’

    “After a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, surviving students took to social media and television with their message of gun control. Florida lawmakers passed its first gun control law in more than 20 years as a result of that pressure.” [Emphasis added.]

    “My” constitution, says Rep. Keller, illustrating the number one defining characteristic of the gun culture: its solipsism. Too bad, so sad about the dead kids; but don’t ever, ever challenge their pet theories.

    Funny thing: most grown-ups would be delighted to see young people stop playing video games and scarfing Doritos, and go do something useful with their lives.

    • Elrond Hubbard March 27, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

      Proper link:

      dictionary.com/browse/solipsism

      • thwack March 27, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

        These idiot teens need to spend some time in “man world” before they start lecturing people about rights, due process, equal protection…

        • Elrond Hubbard March 27, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

          Hey thwack, Man World sounds fun. Is it in Orlando?

          I wanna see the cartoon sign that says, “You must be this many years old before complaining about getting shot at.”

          • thwack March 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm #

            Hey EH, Im starting to suspect you wouldn’t know man world if you tripped over it?

            You see my friend, a willingness to be shot at used to bound up with your right to vote. Unlike women who were simply given the vote, men had to earn it.

            Now we are in full retard clown world, and 14 year old GIRLS are lecturing us on our rights?

            lol

            When the squat-to-pee finally meets the lean hungry barbarians, they will go out with a bang AND a whimper; the same way every other gynocentric civilization has:

            Hard times create strong men

            Strong men create good times

            Good times create Elrond Hubbards

            Elrond Hubbards create hard times

          • Bruce E March 27, 2018 at 6:10 pm #

            These high school kids are at much greater risk of getting shot at, injured, and killed than I was when I was in the military, and that included service in a friggin’ war zone.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 27, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

            I’m not your friend, thwack. Don’t presume. As for ‘a willingness to be shot at’, you’re conflating two very distinct kinds of sacrifice:

            One is a becoming willingness to defend the society that defends you — that guards you while you sleep. This is a sacrifice based on reciprocity and mutual trust.

            The other is obeisance to a society that demands you submit to being a sacrifice unto the Lord of the Flies. This is pagan evil.

            Very differerent things, thwack. Choose, and do so in the knowledge that with choice comes responsibility.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

            Like America which favors illegal immigrants over citizens and won’t defend our borders?

            Any White Man who joins the Army at this point is crazy, a masochist, or just a soulless opportunist like “the kids”.

            Did you see the group picture of them 36 hours or so after the shooting? The huge smiles? The Joy? They knew this was the biggest chance they would ever have and were ready to make the most of it.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 27, 2018 at 6:34 pm #

            Bravo Thwack, well played my Blackamour friend.

          • thwack March 27, 2018 at 8:37 pm #

            One is a becoming willingness to defend the society that defends you — that guards you while you sleep. This is a sacrifice based on reciprocity and mutual trust.

            *********************

            bla, bla, bla….

            Another white man over thinking things as usual.

            Look my friend, its real simple.

            When the barbarian savages invade, us men either fight and win?

            or

            get our throats cut.

            This ain’t like prison where you get to sit in a corner and read your field and stream magazines…

            The females?

            they just spread their legs for the savages who just hung us all from trees; and life goes on for them…

            This is why you can’t leave rights and responsibilities up to women.

            To their credit, old women can sometimes have some sense too because no longer being young and fertile, they know their throats often get slit right after ours.

            Look, I know this is ugly for you to hear and you’re terrified. But the sooner you accept the truth, the easier it will be for you achieve your full potential in Man World.

            Don’t punk out on me, be for real (for once in your sheltered life)

          • Elrond Hubbard March 27, 2018 at 10:24 pm #

            John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

            nytimes.com/2018/03/27/opinion/john-paul-stevens-repeal-second-amendment.html

            “Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society.

            “That support is a clear sign to lawmakers to enact legislation prohibiting civilian ownership of semiautomatic weapons, increasing the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 years old, and establishing more comprehensive background checks on all purchasers of firearms. But the demonstrators should seek more effective and more lasting reform. They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.

            “Concern that a national standing army might pose a threat to the security of the separate states led to the adoption of that amendment, which provides that ‘a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.’ Today that concern is a relic of the 18th century.

            “For over 200 years after the adoption of the Second Amendment, it was uniformly understood as not placing any limit on either federal or state authority to enact gun control legislation. In 1939 the Supreme Court unanimously held that Congress could prohibit the possession of a sawed-off shotgun because that weapon had no reasonable relation to the preservation or efficiency of a ‘well regulated militia.’

            “During the years when Warren Burger was our chief justice, from 1969 to 1986, no judge, federal or state, as far as I am aware, expressed any doubt as to the limited coverage of that amendment. When organizations like the National Rifle Association disagreed with that position and began their campaign claiming that federal regulation of firearms curtailed Second Amendment rights, Chief Justice Burger publicly characterized the N.R.A. as perpetrating ‘one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word fraud, on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime.’

            “In 2008, the Supreme Court overturned Chief Justice Burger’s and others’ long-settled understanding of the Second Amendment’s limited reach by ruling, in District of Columbia v. Heller, that there was an individual right to bear arms. I was among the four dissenters.

            “That decision — which I remain convinced was wrong and certainly was debatable — has provided the N.R.A. with a propaganda weapon of immense power. Overturning that decision via a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment would be simple and would do more to weaken the N.R.A.’s ability to stymie legislative debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any other available option.

            “That simple but dramatic action would move Saturday’s marchers closer to their objective than any other possible reform. It would eliminate the only legal rule that protects sellers of firearms in the United States — unlike every other market in the world. It would make our schoolchildren safer than they have been since 2008 and honor the memories of the many, indeed far too many, victims of recent gun violence.”

            I’m with the Justice.

          • Walter B March 27, 2018 at 11:07 pm #

            Unbelievable! Pimple faced schoolboys, the very ones that are perpetrating these violent acts with firearms, decide to hold a march for whatever and there are actually adults that listen and applaud them? Ridiculous. How about we make it illegal and confiscate all firearms from these pubescents and make the legal age to purchase and/or own firearms somewhere between 21 and 30? Heck we could even hang any adults whose weapons fall into the greasy little hands of underage pukes and are used for such evil purposes as well? Disarming the entire nation? What fools. It is like trying to eliminate black on black violence by killing all of the white people. Oh no, I shouldn’t have suggested that, for the same dipshits that demand disarmament may take me up on the idea. Maybe the best way to protect us all is to club us to death like so many baby seals.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 28, 2018 at 10:26 am #

            Trump Says Second Amendment ‘Will Never Be Repealed’

            nytimes.com/2018/03/28/us/politics/trump-second-amendment.html

            “WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that the Second Amendment — the right to keep and bear arms — ‘will never be repealed,’ responding to an opinion piece written by a retired Supreme Court justice who called for just that.

            “Mr. Trump’s declaration in an early morning tweet came after days of silence on the subject, despite student-organized marches around the country over the weekend calling for more gun control.

            “On Tuesday, the retired Justice John Paul Stevens wrote an Op-Ed in The New York Times calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment.”

            This is truly excellent news. With Trump’s response, the Overton window has shifted, and repeal of the second amendment is now open for debate. My congratulations to Justice Stevens for doing this service for his country.

            Remember what Gandhi said: First, they ignore you; then they laugh at you; then they fight you; and then you win. That’s how it goes.

          • elysianfield March 28, 2018 at 11:48 am #

            “These high school kids are at much greater risk of getting shot at, injured, and killed than I was when I was in the military, and that included service in a friggin’ war zone.”

            Bruce,
            C’mon man….

          • Walter B March 28, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

            Thank you ef. And why is it that nobody is talking about getting the weapons out of the hands of the teenage pukes, you know, the ones who are doing the killing? Why are they concentrating on the rest of us who have owned firearms for many decades without any incidents at all? Why, because it is not about protecting the children, it is about protecting the sellout politicians who not only know what is coming at us down the pike but are damned concerned that we might think twice about allowing them to continue to live the High Life after we have all been set back into Middle Ages serfdom. A disarmed public is a helpless victim, powerless to resist what you want to do to them, THAT is the objective. Heck, if they cared so much about our safety they would share the armed guards that they are surrounded by at all times with the rest of us. Why don’t they you ask? Because WE are expendable. We have little to no worth to them so why bother protecting us.

          • PeteAtomic March 28, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

            “Hard times create strong men
            Strong men create good times
            Good times create Elrond Hubbards
            Elrond Hubbards create hard times”

            ha ha ha 🙂

            guess you can call that the “Elrond law” of history, LOLs!

          • Elrond Hubbard March 28, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

            FYI, it’s “Elronds Hubbard”. So there.

      • capt spaulding March 28, 2018 at 8:11 am #

        Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?