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11-year-old Jeff Greenaway hears his mom and dad argue one night after an office Christmas party. He infers from their garbled squabble that he is an orphan, found in a willow basket on the welcome mat outside their New York apartment. Thinking now that his parents are imposters, he steals away to Grand Central Station and buys a train ticket to Drakesville, Vermont, where he intends to start life all over again.
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Yes, that was a gag.

By now, anyone in this country still of sound mind knows that Barack Obama presided through eight years of remarkable continuity — of changeless conditions that left a great many hopeless. As the days of his tenure dwindle, what do we make of the departing 44th president?

He played the role with cool-headed decorum, but that raises the question: was he just playing a role? From the get-go, he made himself hostage to some of the most sinister puppeteers of the Deep State: Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, and Tim Geithner on the money side, and the Beltway Neocon war party infestation on the foreign affairs side. I’m convinced that the top dogs of both these gangs worked Obama over woodshed-style sometime after the 2008 election and told him to stick with the program, or else.

What was the program? On the money side, it was to float the banks and the whole groaning daisy chain of their dependents in shadow finance, real estate, and insurance, at all costs. Hence, the extension of Bush Two’s bailout policy with the trillion-dollar “shovel-ready” stimulus, the rescue of the car-makers, and a much greater and surreptitious multi-trillion dollar hand-off from the Federal Reserve to backstop the European banks with counter-party obligations to US banks.

In April of 2009, Obama’s new SEC appointees, strong-armed by bank lobbyists, pushed the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) into suspending their crucial Rule 157, which had required publically-held companies to report their asset holdings based on standard market-based valuation procedures — called “mark-to-market.” After that, companies like Too-Big-Too-Fail banks could just make shit up. This opened the door to the pervasive accounting fraud that allowed the financial sector to pretend it was healthy for the eight years that followed. The net effect of their criminal fakery was to only make the financial sector artificially larger, more dangerously fragile, and more prone to cataclysmic collapse.

Another feature of life on the money-side of the Obama presidency was that nobody paid a personal price for financial misconduct. This established the basic ethos of Obama-era finance: anything goes, and nothing matters. All the regulators looked the other way most of the time. And when forced to act by egregious behavior, they made deals that let banking executives off-the-hook while their companies shelled out fines that amounted to the mere cost of doing business. It happened again and again. The poster boy for this kind of “policy” — or just plain racketeering — was Jon Corzine, the head of the commodities brokerage MF Global, whose company looted “segregated” customer accounts to the tune of nearly a billion dollars in the fall of 2011. Corzine was never prosecuted and remains at large to this day.

Another signal failure in the money realm was Obama’s response to the 2010 Citizen United Supreme Court decision, which declared that the alleged legal “personhood” of corporations entitled them to exercise “free speech” by giving as much money as they wanted to political candidates for election. Big business no longer had to just rent congressmen and senators, they could buy them outright with cash.

A conservative Supreme Court made the call, but Obama could have acted forcefully in the face of it. The former constitutional law professor-turned-politician could have marshaled a response in his Democratic Party-controlled congress to draft legislation, or a constitutional amendment, that would properly redefine the personhood of corporations. It should be obvious, for instance, that corporations, unlike human citizens, do not have duties, obligations, and responsibilities to the public interest; by legal charter they have only to answer to their shareholders and boards of directors. How does this confer the kind of political free speech “rights” that the court allowed them to claim? And how did the Obama and his allies in the legislative branch roll over to allow this disgraceful affront to the constitution to stand? And how is that almost nobody in the mainstream press or academic law even pressed these issues? Thanks to all of them, we’ve set up the primary means for establishing a fascist Deep State: the official marriage of corporate money and politics. Anything goes and nothing matters.

Finally, in foreign affairs, there is Obama’s mystifying campaign against the Russian Federation. The US had an agreement with Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union that we would not expand NATO if they gave us a quantity of nuclear material that was in danger of falling into questionable hands in the disorder that followed the collapse. Russia complied. What did we do? We expanded NATO to include most of the former eastern European countries (except the remnants of Yugoslavia), and then under Obama, NATO began holding war games on Russia’s border. For what reason? The fictitious notion that Russia wanted to “take back” these nations — as if they needed to adopt a host of dependents that had only recently bankrupted the Soviet state. Any reasonable analysis would call these war games naked aggression by the West.

Then there was the 2014 US State Department-sponsored coup against Ukraine’s elected government and the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych. Why? Because his government wanted to join the Russian-led Eurasian Customs Union instead of an association with European Union. We didn’t like that and we decided to oppose it by subverting the Ukrainian government. In the violence and disorder that ensued, Russia took back the Crimea — which had been gifted to the former Ukraine Soviet Socialist Republic (a province of Soviet Russia) one drunken night by the Ukraine-born Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. What did we expect after turning Ukraine into another failed state? The Crimean peninsula had been part of Russia for longer than the US had been a country. Its only warm water naval ports were located there. They held a referendum and the Crimean people voted overwhelmingly to return to Russia. So, President Obama decided to punish Russia with economic sanctions.

Then there was Syria, a battleground between the different branches of Islam, their sponsors (Iran and Saudi Arabia), and their proxies, (Hezbollah and the various Salafist jihad armies). The US “solution” was to sponsor the downfall of the legitimate Syrian government under Bashar al-Assad. We apparently still favored foreign relations based on creating failed states — after our experience in Iraq, Somalia, Libya, and Ukraine. President Obama completely muffed his initial attempt at intervention — the “line-in-the-sand” moment — and then decided to send arms and money to the various Salafist jihadi groups fighting Assad, claiming that our bad guys were “moderates.” Meanwhile, Russia stepped in to prop up Assad’s government, apparently based on the idea that the Middle East didn’t need yet another failed state. We castigated Russia for that.

The idiotic behavior of the US toward Russia in these matters led to the most dangerous state of relations between the two since the heart of the Cold War. It culminated in the ridiculous campaign this fall to blame Russia for the defeat of Hillary Clinton. And here we are.

I didn’t vote for Hillary or Donald Trump (I wrote-in David Stockman). I’m not happy to see Donald Trump become president. But I’ve had enough of Mr. Obama. He put up a good front. He seemed congenial and intelligent. But in the end, he appears to be a kind of stooge for the darker forces in America’s overgrown bureaucratic Deep State racketeering operation. Washington truly is a swamp that needs to be drained. Barack Obama was not one of the alligators in it, but he was some kind of bird with elegant plumage that sang a song of greeting at every sunrise to the reptiles who stirred in the mud. And now he is flying away.

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A Christmas Orphan

Ho ho ho! It’s that time of year again. Here’s JHK’s holiday classic: A Christmas Orphan.

11-year-old Jeff Greenaway hears his mom and dad argue one night after an office Christmas party. He infers from their garbled exchange that he is an orphan, found in a willow basket on the welcome mat outside their New York apartment. Thinking now that his parents are imposters, he steals away to Grand Central Station and buys a train ticket to Drakesville, Vermont, where he intends to start life all over again.

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation. His novels include World Made By Hand, The Witch of Hebron, Maggie Darling — A Modern Romance, The Halloween Ball, an Embarrassment of Riches, and many others. He has published three novellas with Water Street Press: Manhattan Gothic, A Christmas Orphan, and The Flight of Mehetabel.

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  1. thenuttyneutron December 26, 2016 at 8:55 am #

    Good morning. Hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas.

    • K-Dog December 26, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

      Thanks for holding a place in line for me nutty with your well wishing. I hope you had a nice Christmas too.

      Exit Hope and Change? OK, but next week’s title needs to be Enter Hope and Change because nothing is really changing.

      Hopey-Change ran for president as a man of the people. He was going to tax the rich and talked big smackdown against NAFTA for hurting the middle class and hard working Americans all through his first campaign. Then O-man got elected and stocked his economic advisor shelf with nothing but fat-cat bankers and market knows best intellectuals while he dumped everybody with any progressive bone in their body who helped him get elected out with the morning trash. His last year has been spent trying to slip a new NAFTA like treaty; the TPP into law while nobody noticed.

      His financial advisors, the exact people who caused the economic meltdown in the first place, then sold us all out by bailing the economy out with our own money. It was just like we were Donald Trump with a failed casino getting a sweetheart loan from his bankers to save his ass because getting something out of him was better than getting nothing out of him. These same financial Goldman Sacks ‘experts’ then ate the heart-wood out of financial regulatory reform like termites.

      Obama had to appear a bit weak and ineffective while he had a Democratic congress for his first two years but then he was rescued by then getting a Republican controlled congress. Doing nothing while pretending with his lips to do something was a lot easier for him to do after that.

      Obama was an inside man. A wolf in sheep’s clothing. What we have now is no different. He isn’t Hopey-Change exactly; instead he is Merica-Great but there is no real difference. Trump is a pinker version of the same dark heart who has masturbated his days away in the Oval Office for the past 8 years. A pinker version of the same thing who gets paid to maintain our social fabric exactly as it is without any hope for any change while the gap between the rich and poor gets ever wider and our ability to deal with the inevitable collapse of our energy infrastructure vanishes forever.

      It is no different this time. Trump thought the phrase ‘draining the swamp’ was a stupid phrase during the election but he was told it registered well with all the gun-racked pickup truck owners parked outside his rallies so he used the phrase with gusto. Now Trump is openly talking about how stupid the phrase was and laughing about it.

      America has been had by empty promises once again and like eight years ago America has nobody to blame but ourselves. Not Putin or anyone else. America can be quite stupid enough without help from anyone else. We prove it every four years.

  2. thenuttyneutron December 26, 2016 at 9:05 am #

    Speaking of 2017, go long on yams and spam!

  3. robert magill December 26, 2016 at 9:12 am #

    Have we ever seen as fine a behind-the-curtain, Wizard of Oz act, as performed by Barrack Obama for the past eight years? Do we know anything at all about this man aside from the fact that he loves his wife and kids? Has he any friends? Never hear of, or see any. Aside from pickup basketball, has he any interests?

    We would have to go back to Richard Milhous Nixon to find a president so secretive and even RMN had Bibi Rebozo for a friend. Maybe Aaron Burr is the closest major Washington figure as cagey as Barrack Obama. Good behavior is to be applauded but in these days of exposure of some prevarication at all levels, maybe this pristine image is too good to be real.

    The current wave of icon polishing we constantly are being asked to indulge seems a bit over the top. Why is our president more devoted to legacy than Jackie Kennedy was to the care and maintenance of the Camelot image? Having read his bio published before the presidency his demeanor should have come as no surprise. Obama clearly described his standoffish relationship with other faculty during his tenure at University of Chicago. All of these character traits or, perhaps, studied attitudes certainly have been helpful propelling such an unlikely candidate to such high places. Well done, sir, I say.

    I also say that as a university professor teaching Constitutional law you would of necessity been aware, more so than most others, of the need for honesty in the recording of history. Then, sir, are you not now attempting to write history with a personal agenda? Please reconsider.

    • messianicdruid December 26, 2016 at 10:03 am #

      “How does this confer the kind of political free speech “rights” that the court allowed them to claim?”

      It was done by first making all of us into “persons” rather than organic citizens, allowing them to exercise the rights of citizenship, then making corporations into “persons”. Simple.

      natural-person.ca/govtricks.html

    • Janos Skorenzy December 26, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

      Yes, it will be a long time before America is ready to admit how badly they were duped in regards to Obama: as badly as with Martin Luther King and at a higher level. Obama received aid as a foreign student. The evidence is in plain sight yet no one is willing to believe it since the Media tells them not to. And this includes people who officially loathe the media.

      As King’s widow said, if people knew about him, they would lose all respect for him. As of now, his record is still sealed. As is Obama’s. As if his wife, Michelle’s.

      The Far Right was right – as usual.

      • jacobm36 December 27, 2016 at 1:58 am #

        Repugnant racist horseshit-as usual.

        • JimInFlorida December 27, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

          As usual, nobody can disprove Janos’ commentary and observations.

          I’ll chip in and include my own 2 cents regarding the COINTELPRO sanitation campaign on behalf of Dr. MLK and the Unmentionable Ones who financed him.

          I remember all too well when Reagan was strong-armed into signing MLK Jr Day into law. Oh how the Mighty Wurlitzer bellowed out the New Religious Hymnals praising and giving glory to the Resurrection of the New Dr. MLK Jr. Refusal to worship the New Demigod WILL bring about the Spanish Inquisition and it won’t be Monty Python holding court!

          I’ll take it one step further and give everybody this little Hannukah gift to read by their lighted menorahs….

          jewishpress.com/indepth/front-page/martin-luther-king-and-the-jews/2015/01/14/

          As for jacobm, all you can do is rant that your house idols were insulted.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 27, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

            Welcome back, Jim.

          • S M Tenneshaw December 28, 2016 at 5:01 am #

            Thanks for showing us how much MLK RRRRAWKED!!!!!

  4. davidreese2 December 26, 2016 at 9:22 am #

    Agree completely with your analysis of Obama’s Presidency.

    I suppose I’ve naive, but I don’t understand why the American people let him get away with it. Though I presume that by Trump’s election they showed they had had enough of Obama.

    • orbit7er December 26, 2016 at 10:07 am #

      Finally perhaps the Obamabots who seemed to excuse all the atrocious actual policies of Obama for the endless Wars, bailing out Wall Street, exporting more coal that any previous President, opening up more public lands oil and gas leases than any President, bailing out the Auto Addiction companies to resume selling subprime SUV’s and trucks will wake up. The good case recently is the firestorm over Trump’s latest tweets about restarting the nuclear arms race. News to Obamabots – Obama was already heartily in support of just that with the plan to waste $1 Trillion of our tax dollars for a new generation of more nimble nuclear weapons.
      Suddenly every policy Obama was actually supporting behind the scenes when supported vocally by Trump will now spark opposition…
      Also as Kunstler opined previously the wheels are about to come off the rigged financial system as oil prices rise, interest rates rise and the overheated stock market will finally meet a long overdue “correction”…

  5. FincaInTheMountains December 26, 2016 at 9:46 am #

    Face to face
    You can’t see the features.
    You need distance to see what is great.
    When the ocean surface is seething
    The ship’s a pitiful state.

    Sergei Esenin.

    I am confident that the History will be much kinder to President Obama’s legacy than most of his contemporaries.

    Could you imagine what the world would be like today had Barack lost the 2008 election?

    Thank you, Mr. President, your Nobel Peace Prize is well deserved!

    • Apache37x December 26, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

      Yes, in retrospect, it would have been a fast & thorough crash and creative destruction of crypto-fascist financial structures. The TBTF banks would have gone BK, Wall St-ers would have lost their Greenwich & LI mansions, massive unemployment would have forced Congress to enact meaningful infrastructure jobs, and we could have had an economic revolution — or a shortcut o a dictator. Now, we’ll have to wade through 4 years of Trump bullshit to get there.
      Obama was an excellent actor — with much more subtle and talented fakery than Trump.
      The reason we didn’t blow the whistle on him was the repugnant GOP smear jobs and blatant racism of Obama’s attackers. The media would have crucified any realists who saw the emperor was naked…

      • Janos Skorenzy December 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

        And Obama isn’t a racist?

      • swmnguy December 26, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

        Apache37x: I think Trump might be able to tip over the chessboard in far less than 4 years of bullshit.

        Keeping this charade going this long has required a great deal of skill and a keen and clear-eyed understanding of the difference between the ways people think things work and the ways they actually do work.

        Trump doesn’t appear to even understand how we pretend things work, much less how they actually do work. His application of the “crazy man” game-theory approach may force many of us to dispense with the soothing rituals we’ve clung to for so long, and which have allowed broken systems to appear to remain effective.

        A great deal of the world’s economic activity depends completely on “full faith and credit.” The kind of impulsive behavior and outright nonsense President-Elect Trump has shown in just the past month may make such faith impossible to sustain, which will damage the credit, which may well take down the whole house of cards.

        It would have happened had Hillary been elected, or even Sanders or JEB!, for that matter. But it will happen quickly, openly, and with full vulgar spectacle with Trump driving the process.

        • messianicdruid December 27, 2016 at 11:52 am #

          I can’t think of anyone better qualified to oversee a bankrupture.

  6. shotho December 26, 2016 at 9:47 am #

    David Stockman! Well, good for you. I never thought about him.

    • laceration December 26, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

      Fuck Stockman! He is now behind a paywall so now I can’t read him. Here I am a total dropout from the economy, trying to live on $0 filthy dollars and he wants me to fork over $$ to him to help him get by in his Manhattan and Aspen digs. He is brilliant and well worth reading but he seems to have Ayn Randian greedy undercurrent as part of his outlook.

  7. messianicdruid December 26, 2016 at 9:53 am #

    Orlov makes a case for him being a Russian Agent. lol

    cluborlov.blogspot.com/2016/12/is-obama-russian-agent.html#more

    • Alexander December 26, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

      Similarly, an empirical case could be made for Obama as an Islamic-fundamentalist shill. His policies have advanced that cause by providing it a focus and playing-field for its reactionary doctrines and actions.

  8. JL.Christophe December 26, 2016 at 9:54 am #

    Of course he was playing a role; seeing that he’s a puppet has been increasingly transparent during his presidency. While more recently, the strings connecting him to his puppeteers, increasingly less so.

  9. Henry December 26, 2016 at 10:08 am #

    Great Summary article

    I never got how a majority of people could be so Foolish as to believe in Obama. During His election campaign his speeches were so vapid of content that it was just jaw-dropping.

    And now 8 years later as a 21 year old, looking around at the upper middle-class baby boombers and gen-xers where I live (Boston), and seeing them with their smug reassurance of how “cool”, “diplomatic” and “Professional” Obama is; That fact just makes me FURIOUS!

    Obamas done little of anything in office, other than cynically stabbing a knife in the back of 95% of Americans. What allows a person like him to sleep soundly at night?

    Anyways,

    There is a very brilliant and funny book our there called “Hey listen Liberal” by Tom Frank. He discusses how the Republicans became the money of the old rich and how the democrats, in modern times, have become the party of upper class professionals whose core economic belief is:

    “You get what you deserve, and what you deserve is determined by how good your grades where in school”

    • Buck Stud December 26, 2016 at 11:47 am #

      The country was losing 500,000 jobs a month when the majority of people “foolishly” believed in Obama. Additionally, the Rs were coming off two presidential terms and the Ds were perceived as “hope and change”.

      Four years later the job loss bleeding had stopped and jobs were actually being added (at this point, someone will cry, “but the stats are fixed; the labor participation rate has actually dropped and those people are not being counted; IOW , there are “particulars” within the “general”, but in general, the economy had and was continuing to improve.)

      Come 2016 those not counted in the labor participation rate are actually more than just isolated “particulars”, especially in battleground states that won the election for Trump.

      David Stockman, he that yearns for the pin to prick “the bubble”. And who gets hurt in that scenario? Well, not the well to do who have an economic agenda to validate. So don’t be mystified when people reject that which is contrary to their own self-interest, i.e., being swept away by the Tsunami of a “correction”. (Of course the Karl Denninger’s of the economic world assert, and perhaps correctly so, that better some castor oil now that something far more severe later.)

      So do you see how there are no easy solutions, especially when looking for answers from a variety of vantage points? (But screw multiple vantage points via the privilege of perspective; we’re in the jungle now and we need to hack a singular path out of the suffocating thickets!)

      In a hi-tech cornucopian environment, most don’t want to “pop the balloon” and suffer, but instead just keep floating along with the hope that science and technology itself will create new realities and that indeed, humans don’t need to “fall off the earth”.

      And hope that “play for time” will save the day as opposed or immediate pain and misery (are people really flummoxed as to what choice most people will choose? Term it what it is- the “Doomster” blind spot).

      And by the way, the hi-tech cornucopian environment is mirrored in the ascension of “Jetson” architecture; thus a diminishing call for “by hand” craftsmen–for now at least.

      The Denninger’s, the Kunstler’s, although very different in many ways, seem to be urging a similar strategy: Correct now before catastrophe later and plan in advance for the inevitable demise.

      But even that word “demise” is contrary to natural human proclivities, thus the lack of a gathering consensus. People will float along, hoping for the best because as John Stuart Mill wrote, the “Greatest Happiness Principle” is indeed what drives human behavior and choice.

      utilitarianism.com/mill2.htm

    • lsjogren December 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

      The Democratic Party’s based today is “uppies”. I would say yuppies but many now are older working professionals or retired professionals, but they are part of the same subculture.

      Now that the white blue collar working class recognizes the Democratic Party has become an extremist nutcase organization that has no resemblance to the Democratic Party they used to be proud members of, the next shoe to drop is African American and Latino American blue collar workers who come to realize that the racism mantra of the Democrats is nothing more than a McCarthyite scam, and defecting to the Trump Party.

      In my view the Democrats will be flailing around in an identity crisis for the next 4-8 years and won’t really have much relevance. The big battles will be between the populists and the globalists within the Republican Party.

  10. FincaInTheMountains December 26, 2016 at 10:48 am #

    I am convinced that if not for President Obama and built by him System of check and balances around the dollar financial system – the FInancial Control – you wouldn’t be able to buy your groceries today.

    How’d you like that?

    • Janos Skorenzy December 26, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

      “You Treacherous Russian Whore” – Keith Olbermann.

  11. budizwiser December 26, 2016 at 10:58 am #

    And so it goes – the new gilded age begins Jan 20 – 2017.

    Life imitates art. History repeats. The surreal becomes mundane.

    All the pieces are in play, the dooms day clock ticks ever closer to the hour. Nero winds the stem.

    Thank our God in heaven that Donald Trump, or as yet an unknown minion of his will deliver us the global funeral pyre this mankind deserves.

    Thank you the – “evangelical electorate” – for understanding our need to suffer the musings of a conceited fool before a last inter-nation debasing of paradise-earth.

    And happy new year to the rest of you.

  12. FincaInTheMountains December 26, 2016 at 11:03 am #

    FinConrol (or Financial Control) is a system of crisis management of the global finance based on Special Services (your Deep State), concentrating around President Obama.

    FinConrol is legislatively based on UN Security Council Resolution 2253 – anti-terrorist GLOBAL financial measure adopted by the joint American-Russian proposition.

    Without the above-mentioned resolution 2253 the UN Security Council that constitutes the hard global financial control, a crisis management of global finance would be simply unthinkable.

  13. FincaInTheMountains December 26, 2016 at 11:09 am #

    Without the system of FinControl, the greedy fuckers – international bankers and currency speculators, would have you fucked up for good long time ago.

    You are welcome.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 26, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

      They created the system to shear us like sheep. Yes, they keep some of us alive to shear again – others they slaughter for the meat. This isn’t the paid Russian agent talking, now we hear from the Tribesman.

  14. malthuss December 26, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    ‘Obama appears to be a kind of stooge for the darker forces in America’s overgrown bureaucratic Deep State.’

    APPEARS!!!! Obama had the flimsiest resume of any president in the last 200 years, yes?

    • Janos Skorenzy December 26, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

      Yes, much like Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Judge only worse. They are playing now. For example, I think with Zimmerman they were testing their strength: Can we take a mixed race guy, call him White, and deny him the right to defend himself with a gun against a Black attacker – whom we portray as a prepubescent boy?

      The answer was no. They still have work to do…

  15. Walter B December 26, 2016 at 11:58 am #

    You sir have just written the keystone line to Saddam Hussein Obama’s “legacy” as he is and was a STOOGE! Perhaps it would be a fitting tribute to America’s most incompetent, sellout president yet to carve the images of Moe, Larry, and Curly into the face of some mountain somewhere and slap Barry O’s silly image right there alongside his brother stooges. After all, they all preferred violence as a means to and end, right? It think it is really sad and an outright shame that in their retarded rush to elect an individual to the presidency based on his race TPTB chose such a pathetic, incompetent one when so many really good and decent choices were available to them. Yes, the good ones might not go along with the agenda as willingly as the idiot they chose did, but immediate gratification is a fault and the puppet masters should have known better.

    So we shall have to wait and see what happens with DT in the “driver’s seat” won’t we? Better than the murdering bitch from Hades and her deviant mate. We can only hope that Donald is able to slow down the onslaught of those seeking Armageddon at least a little bit. But keep your ears peeled for any mention of Ray Maebus when it comes to the Demogodic ticket next time. A lot can happen and certainly will in the next 17 years….

    • messianicdruid December 26, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

      Know Your Ducks

      The Moduck [ moeducus judicus ]

      Known subspecies: moeducks, larryducks & curleyducks

      Habitat: The Bible Belt

      Characteristics: Moducks are best known for their habit of raising one wing and sailing around their pond or lake. They love to feel the wind upon their wing. They often sail in groups in formation with the Moduck having the tallest wing (known as the quacker) at point.

      Occasionally a Moduck who has overextended his wing will be blown over by the wind and will begin quaking in an an unusual manner. This is known as quaking in tounges.

      Moducks are born with a peculiar face covering which limits their forward and upward eyesight. They have good vision to the left, right and rear which allows them to sail in formation. Once in while a moduck will be seen canting his head oddly to see better. If this is done often enough the face-cover is loosened and falls off. This can happen at any time in a moducks life.

      The inevitable outcome of losing the blinder is to begin noticing what is going on around the pond. The moduck may begin noticing v formations overheard or other ducks using both wings and would Der what they are doing. He will go to the quacker and ask about them.

      The quacker will usually call them “hereducks” and caution the moduck to avoid thinking about them. Quakers are notorious for avoiding change.

      If he takes the quacker advice he will remain a moduck. However, oftentimes he will become a curleyduck or a larryduck. Larryducks keep asking questions and seeking the truth about these things. They eventually learn about flying and spread both wings and fly away. If this happens when they are young they will leap directly out of the water, but if older they will run along the water flapping their wings until airborne. They often return to the pond and try to tell the others about flying.

      Curleyducks lose heart and quit sailing altogether. They are content to paddle around the pond or lake and feed off the bottom. They are sometimes referred to as stay-at-home-ducks. They still preen their feathers and could use them if they were not so concerned with catching minnows. They still desire to use their wings and will sometimes visit a formation. They have mixed feelings about quackers.

      Predators: Sharks and Alligators. Although not native to these ponds and lakes these predators have been unlawfully introduced. It is thought that moducks originally earned about sailing by watching g sharks. Some sneaky sharks learned to quack and convinced the moducks that sailing was the main thing. This way more moducks would stay home and nobody would miss one now and then. Alligators rarely approach a group of moducks but will pose a threat if they get to close to the shore alone.

      • Walter B December 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

        Holy cow, you are one ducked up individual! I am impressed by your in depth knowledge of subject matter undiscovered until now, at least by me. It is empowering to be so much wiser after learning of such things, thank you!

        • messianicdruid December 28, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

          Moduck Research Institute is a non-501C3 organization.

          “Those that are unaware are unaware of being unaware.” Merrill Jenkins

  16. FincaInTheMountains December 26, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    “Of course the Karl Denninger’s of the economic world assert, and perhaps correctly so, that better some castor oil now that something far more severe later.” == Buck

    Karl Denninger is a Nazi prick who doesn’t give a rat’s ass how many will not make it through his giant enema remedy. He’s sure he will

    As if saving and protecting the population is not the major task of any government.

    • Walter B December 26, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

      Well saving and protecting is supposed to be a major responsibility of our government, but when you realize how much time, effort and cash they actually expend in the effort of Continuation of Government, a person can only draw the conclusion that in the choice of Us or Them, we lose big time.

      • FincaInTheMountains December 26, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

        Without the Government and the State we all fucked anyway. I know Americans think differently – they’re soooo self-sufficient, but they’re wrong.

        • Walter B December 26, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

          If you have not done so already, try reading our host’s World Made By Hand books, they are a real blast! You must keep in mind the fact that throughout history, MOST of the people that lived it were always at risk of death, doom, disease and disaster yet, for the most part, most of them grinned and bore it and actually thrived. This new American Excess has created a breed of lazy cowards that could seriously use a large fire lit underneath their sorry asses to bring them back to the real world. Life and it’s struggle against death has always brought out the best in mankind. That is why humans to this day mark history by which number war we are on and which one is next. Let us rise off of our divans and greet the next reality like the bold, brave pioneers that built this nation in the first place. It will be invigorating.

    • Buck Stud December 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

      I don’t understand your vitriolic condemnation of KD but anyway…

      As I understand Denninger, he’s arguing against “govt help” in education that results in massive debt for students. IOW, the student loan dynamic is enabling the over-pricing of education: dog chases tail.

      Ditto for the medical industry.

      BTW, from what I read Trump and the GOP want to curtail some student loan practices and quit handing out debt like it was candy. For instances, make colleges responsible upfront in terms of student loans:

      ” Do you really want to go into a 100 grand of debt for a degree in which many graduates don’t actually work in their field?

      • FincaInTheMountains December 26, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

        I got kicked from Denninger forum several years ago – we had our differences, but the last straw I believe was my suggestion to point the machine guns on that Great Wall around the US inward, “to keep Americans in the Free Market Paradise”.

        So, let’s just assume it’s my hurt pride speaking, but I met quite a few folks who shared my view of Mr. Denninger.

        Regarding Education and Medical Care: I am not ready just now to talk about it, too preoccupied with current events surrounding Mr. Trump transition process and its international implications, let’s just say that my role model of American President in that respect is FDR and his New Deal.

        Hopefully, we’ll get chance in the nearest future to revisit these topics.

  17. Ed Suominen December 26, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    There’s an uncomfortable reality that my fellow Democrats are going to have to acknowledge about the recent defeat of our “inevitable” nominee to an ignorant bullying narcissistic con-man as President. As 77,000 voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania made abundantly clear last month, life is not going well for millions of angry fellow citizens, despite our government’s warmed-over official stats touting an “economic recovery” that’s every bit as fake as the news that Trump supporters were passing around on Facebook. As Thomas Frank put it well in his great book LISTEN LIBERAL, “Today we live in a world of predatory bankers, predatory educators, even predatory health care providers, all of them out for themselves.”

    The Democrats are complicit in this. The husband of the woman those Rust Belt voters so shockingly rejected is the one who (again to quote Mr. Frank), “deregulated derivatives, deregulated telecom, and put our country’s only strong banking laws in the grave. He’s the one who rammed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) through Congress and who taught the world that the way you respond to a recession is by paying off the federal deficit. Mass incarceration and the repeal of welfare, two of Clinton’s other major achievements, are the pillars of the disciplinary state that has made life so miserable for Americans in the lower reaches of society. He would have put a huge dent in Social Security, too, had the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal not stopped him.”

    The next Democrat in the Oval Office followed this up with bailouts of the big banks, a hands-off policy for white-collar criminals at those banks, the TPP (yet another odious trade deal), a near-freeze of anti-trust enforcement, greatly expanded Orwellian mass surveillance, and an insanely complex and unworkable healthcare law. I must confess that I nearly burned my ballot in 2012 rather than cast a vote to re-elect Barack Obama.

    Adapted from my recent essay “Requiem for the Republic,” blog.edsuom.com/2016/12/requiem-for-republic.html

    Jim, your vote for Stockman was a decent and principled one. What a terrible election this was. I personally think the country picked the worse of the two odious choices we had before us, and we’re pretty much screwed for the forseeable future now that we did. But at least we don’t have to listen to that grating voice rasping out any more packaged platitudes like “America is already great!”

  18. Bro Jobe December 26, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

    I agree that two of Obama’s biggest mistakes were that “nobody paid a personal price for financial misconduct” and they he did not rally his party, and the public, to fight The People United disaster.

    That, atop a gerrymandered House, have wrecked our Republic.

    We needed a Constitutional Amendment then. It should not be ice-cream magnate Ben Cohen rallying us against The People United decision. It should have been Obama.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 26, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

      Tell that to the dead bankers who broke the rules in the last few years. They’d disagree, if they’d still be able to talk.

    • lsjogren December 26, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

      Yes the House is gerrymandered and Republicans would not hold as many seats there if there were a more neutral process for determining districts. On the other hand, as I understand it the Republicans won a considerable majority of the popular vote in House elections, in contrast to the presidential election. So the Republicans probably would still control the House if it were not for gerrymandering.

    • eatabanker December 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

      ”I agree that two of Obama’s biggest mistakes”

      “Mistakes” is based upon a perception of whose interests the POTUS was protecting and projecting.
      If one considers the theory of a controlled demolition of the US economy & constitutional rights by the plutocrats via their bought-and- paid-for politicians, there were no mistakes at all.
      It was a very successful 8 year subversion.

      A consistent flaw of average IQ social critics is that the PTB / their stooges are “stupid”. That is a dangerous indulgence of ad hominem at the expense of clearer analysis. They’re hardly stupid, and we are not suffering the unintended consequences of their good intentions. They have a plan and know exactly what they’re engineering.
      Equally damning is the sociopathic billionaire class overtly painted as saviours by the pressitutes for pushing socialism on the masses, while exempting themselves from the consequences of those policies. To wit, the rise in Snowball’s net worth since his horse lost the presidential derby.

  19. laceration December 26, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    A honest assessment of this loathsome character Obama, but why sugar coat it? There is nothing good to find in this criminal,”cool-headed decorum” and “worked … over woodshed-style” makes him seem…human. I don’t think he qualifies. Obama took a stand on nothing aside from snarky infighting with the repubs. Let us not mince words, he acquiesced to the worst criminals on the planet and should be in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity, along with Hilary. Much of the American population would rather buy the CNN narrative that these are nice, decent, reasonable people than purge their demons. A tree rotted from within will look fine until one day it just crumbles.

  20. janet December 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm #

    Stockman is a Reagan guy who spent twenty years on Wall Street with Salomon Brothers and Blackstone, but is a poor prognosticator.

    Stockman was completely wrong about the election. He predicted a 25% market sell off if Trump was elected. Instead, the Trump rally on Wall Street has sent the Dow skyrocketing 1,600 points, almost reaching the 20,000 milestone. So much for David Stockman.

    As for Obama, try to remember what was happening in 2007-2008 when Bush was taking us into an economic crash and we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. The whole critique of Obama is invalidated visually by one bikini graph. The red bars are Bush.

    msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/unemployment-rate-drops-lowest-point-more-9-years

    But there is some good news from the election: Trump’s choice of Mulvaney is a good sign because Mulvaney isn’t afraid of military spending cuts. Republicans tend to favor military budget increases no matter how unrealistic the proposals are. Like Stockman, Mulvaney will go after out of control military spending.

    • lsjogren December 26, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

      With the Democratic Party such a pathetic mess, I would predict most of the political conflict in the next few years will be internal to the Republican Party and the Trump administration.

      Mulvaney is a fiscal hawk, while Trump wants to pursue a big spending program on infrastructure and doesn’t appear to have much interest in trimming down any existing government spending.

      That seems to me like one of the most glaring examples of potential Republican civil war in the coming 4 years.

      Also the fact that many Republicans are diehard advocates of open borders, that’s another likely flashpoint. Fortunately for Trump on immigration there is a lot he can do simply enforcing the laws already on the books, and can cite that as progress compared to the Democrats’ agenda of unregulated immigration.

  21. lsjogren December 26, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    As to Citizens United, people should not forget that the actual dispute that triggered that ruling was whether an advocacy group can air a film about Hillary Clinton that puts her in a negative light if it is close to election day.

    I would have been far more concerned if the court had said no.

    As to the broader consequences of the ruling, I haven’t studied it enough to have a position.

  22. lsjogren December 26, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    Another thing worth noting about Obama is that he granted amnesty to a large number of illegal aliens through executive memo, something he had previously (correctly) observed he had no power to do because the constitution delegated that authority to the legislative branch.

    Immigration policy is at the heart of the very existence of a sovereign nation, to abuse the constitution on such a fundamental matter is a major step toward anarchy.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 26, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

      Yes, much of what he did was just by personal decree – and it can be undone in the same manner. The man was a nothing, the chaff that the winds blows away. He was only ever elected because of his glib tongue and the shameless idolatry of White Liberals towards Blacks. His not being TOO Black made him palatable to these sloppy, silly, deluded, vicious cowards.

  23. AKlein December 26, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

    President Obama certainly helped the American electorate grow up, at least a bit. First, blacks got their president. And a lot of good that did them. They learned first-hand how much it matters if the guy at the top is “one of your people”. Second, we had a whole horde of credulous pansies (I don’t know what else to call them) who believed all the ridiculous political sloganeering (“hope and change”) because it came from a non-white mouth! Again, as though that would matter.

    • lsjogren December 26, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

      You know, i’d never thought of this but Trump could wind up being very similar to Obama.

      Obama was a symbolic president, the first African American president, but one who did little or nothing for African Americans nor anyone else for that matter.

      Trump may wind up also a symbolic president, the one who took a stand as the champion of the “little guy”, but who may very well turn out to not do much for “the little guy”, especially considering some of his cabinet appointees.

      And, it is possible that just as Obama still is popular running on the fumes of his symbolic presidency, Trump might very well wind up being able to do likewise, especially if the Democrats can never figure out how to market themselves as champions of the little guy, which is about as easy as trying to sell lead-tainted candy made in China.

      • malthuss December 26, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

        Barry is an egregious example of Affirmative Action, as is his ugly, masculine, stupid wife.

  24. janet December 26, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

    “Mulvaney is a fiscal hawk, while Trump wants to pursue a big spending program… ”

    I don’t pay much attention to what Trump says he want to do. I look at what Trump actually does.

    What Trump did was to choose Mick Mulvaney, a fiscal hawk, to pick up the work just where David Stockman left it 30 years ago at the Office of Management and Budget.

    Mulvaney has also shown that he isn’t scared to work with Democrats when he has to. So Mulvaney is likely to get done what he wants to do. And that probably won’t be in line with the big spending talk Trump is spouting now.

  25. abbybwood December 26, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler mentions the insurance corporations but fails to make the leap to the ACA (Obamacare) being one of the biggest heists during Obama’s administration.

    Pelosi wasn’t joking when she said, “We won’t know what is in the ACA until we pass it”.

    The first major meeting Obama had after slapping George W. Bush on the back with an “Atta boy!” then being sworn in was with Liz Fowler of America’s Health Insurance Plans.

    The American people have no idea that buried deep in the ACA is a provision to reimburse the insurance corporations from any shortfalls they may “suffer” from participating in the scheme. BILLIONS $$ have already been paid out.

    Which is why Obama and the Democrat Party took “Medicare for All” off the table in all the Baucus hearings, had doctors and nurses arrested for trying to discuss it, had Obama’s personal physician dis-invited from the ABC Special discussing all the options because he was a member of PNHP (Physicians for a National Health Program).

    These insurance corporations saw their chance to royally gouge the American public and the Treasury and the weaselly Obama and the Democrats in Congress were happy to oblige.

    The DNC could have stayed neutral in the primaries (as according to their own mission statement they should have), the Superdelegates could have refused to endorse any candidate until the convention.

    Had democracy been allowed to take its natural course Sanders would have been the nominee and considering that 60% of the voters support “Medicare for All” Sanders would have handily beaten Trump and we would now be on the verge of finally joining the rest of the Western world by having a health care system that is truly affordable and would deliver quality care to everyone, WITHOUT the for-profit corporations getting their piece of flesh.

    Instead the Republicans will be handing us a clusterfuck of a scheme that will be a colossal failure and will inevitably cause many deaths, hardships and unhappiness for the American people.

    Thanks A LOT DNC!!!

    • Apache37x December 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

      What he/she said.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 26, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

      Fascism? No, Plutocracy. In Fascism, the Government tells the Corporations what to do, not vice versa.

  26. bukowskisghost December 26, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

    Obama was hardly a bird. He was a guilty liberal’s dream baby. A sorta- kinda black guy who acted and spoke white… some of my friends were so dam proud of themselves when he was first elected. It made me sick. They gave him a pass on everything in those first four years. He was just another narcissistic tool of the of the (not so deep anymore) state.

  27. Apache37x December 26, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

    Lots of good comments here; few Trump or Hillary kool-aid drinkers. It’s tempting to wish for a huge economic collapse as a purge of TBTF elites and shadow economy, but for one thing: There are more guns & ammo in US households now than there were per capita in 1776, — just enough to justify massive use of US miltary to crush protests — marshal law that will bring military weapons to bear on erstwhile revolutionaries. It would be a dictatorial coup & mass slaughter that we would be 100 years overcoming, if ever, and with the undisputed superiority of the US military, no other nation could stop it. We need to be careful what we wish for, and develop much smarter political operatives. Otherwise, the carnage will be way worse than what’s been done to most young blacks these last 50 years: shot down like mad dogs, banned from their homes, castrated, denied jobs or income except drug sales, etc. The new reality would find angry white men, women and children or all races, starving & killing each other in a dystopia much like video games and reality TV shows… the meritocratic elites will be displaced by algorithms and automation, except for a few kept as house pets.

    • elysianfield December 26, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

      “Otherwise, the carnage will be way worse than what’s been done to most young blacks these last 50 years: shot down like mad dogs, banned from their homes, castrated, denied jobs or income except drug sales, etc.”

      Written like someone who has absolutely zero knowledge of Ghetto Culture, or blacks in general…unless you, yourself, are black, and then written in a manner disingenuous and self serving.

      You, sir, are an apologist, and an enabler.

  28. Hospice Man December 26, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    Thank you JHK for the validation embodied in your essay here. I was beginning to think I was the only person who held Obama and friends responsible for the growing bellicosity with the Russians (among other things). The major eye-opener for this election was how clueless the Clinton acolytes were about how unpopular Obama’s POLICIES were, even though he personally was held in high regard. The DNC faithful who picked Clinton over Sanders were/are under the impression that the last eight years have amounted to a nice recovery.Did they think the funny math of the BLS (whose ‘headline’ monthly unemployment stats were routinely explained away by the inside of their report) was real? It was for them, but not for the 94 million adults who haven’t seen sustained fulltime work since W beat it out of DC after the inauguration. The difference between the R’s and D’s in 2016 is that the R’s didn’t really believe their own BS. There’s an interesting four years ahead, though as a doomer friend has told me, “don’t worry. Trump will be our last president”.

  29. pequiste December 26, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    Uh, excuse me everyone here CFN, including you JHK….

    Barack ” Barry Sotoro” Hussein Obama, 44th president of the United States of America, actually has over three weeks remaining in office.

    In our terribly unstable 24 hour world, that is still plenty of time to herald some yuge news and unforeseen circumstances and ugly occurrences.

    I would therefore like to ask all to not provide any autopsies on the crypto-Yzalmik Kenyan’s administration until it is really over. As in after Donald J. Trump is sworn in. Thank you.

    (But I rather like Malthuss’ concise, to-the-point analysis of the situation: “Barry is an egregious example of Affirmative Action, as is his ugly, masculine, stupid wife.”)

    • malthuss December 26, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

      Thanks. And a happy new year.

      For a [sick?] laugh, Moochelles ‘thesis’ is online.
      ENJOY.

    • eatabanker December 31, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

      Yes, there is enough time left on the clock for more repugnant and quasi-legal shenanigans. Will the incoming administration be different? No one knows yet. But one thing is certain:

      Hope is an awful strategy.

      “ugly, masculine, stupid wife.”
      Ugly and masculine, undoubtedly.
      “Stupid”, as appealing as venting may be, is merely a dangerous conceit and a harmless ad hominem the PTB can live with.
      In the lexicon of Dubya, it is to “misunderestimate”.

      To win this war against the entrenched plutocracy, it is not sufficient to to adhere to the military proverb “know the enemy and know yourself”. One must also “know the environment” of the battle. And that environment is very much an elitist’s mental construct engineered by the media and unelected regulators, while being physically enforced by the militarised police state. Debt slavery and abolition of private property the goal posts in the end game.

      It is time for citizens to awaken to the urgent task of determining their future, wresting it from the elite sociopaths and their institutional proxies. That is unlikely to occur while mesmerised by the opiates of mainstream propaganda, sporting spectacles and computer games.

      Passively Investing our fate in any government is not the solution to humanity’s problems. Quite the opposite.

  30. zekesdad December 26, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

    “..the legitimate government of Bashar al-Assad”? Seriously? And who elected that murderer and his murderer father? Assad is legitimate the way the mafia are legitimate businessmen.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 26, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

      Assad is winning. He has Russia on his side – and Iran. All that makes him legit. If you’re worrying about that kind of thing, why are you still in America? Who gave America to Whites? They say we don’t belong here. Oh, it’s been a long time? So what? A crime is a crime, even if unpunished. Get going.

      All Land is Sword Land, Zeke. I know it’s hard, but some one had to tell you.

    • hmuller December 26, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

      True, zekesdad; but Assad tried to run a secular state, more tolerant of religious diversity and women’s rights than our good friends the Saudi royals or the ISIS jihadists they support.
      .
      In any case, his overthrow was not some noble cause worthy of American blood and treasure. I believe there were some pipeline deals motivating the regime change drumbeaters. Also, the ash pile which is now Syria can’t pose a threat to Israel for several decades – another reason to destroy that nation.

      Assad may not be a “good guy”, but neither are the people who demolished Syria and created enormous human suffering. Andrea Mitchell (Mrs Alan Greenspan) comes to mind. Night after night on TV the aged Barbie-doll bemoaned the children suffering because of Assad (never because of the rebels). She falsely accused Assad of gas attacks, in fact perpetrated by his opponents. The mainstream news media went all in on this one with their lying propaganda, but still failed to whip up public support for more war.

      Hopefully, Trump understands the cynical game being played in Syria.

    • elysianfield December 26, 2016 at 6:05 pm #

      “..the legitimate government of Bashar al-Assad”? Seriously? And who elected that murderer and his murderer father? Assad is legitimate the way the mafia are legitimate businessmen.”

      Their country, their president, their laws, their problem…not ours. Deal with it.

  31. ffkling December 26, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    Despite the whining and complaining found here, the fact remains that President Obama is leaving office with one of the highest approval ratings.

    Let the fun begin: youtube.com/watch?v=Tj9M34DzAKo

    • BackRowHeckler December 26, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

      Oh yeah, everybody on Castro St in San Fran, Boston’s Back Bay, and the upper west side of Manhattan just loves the guy. Best president ever!

      brh

      • dannyboy December 27, 2016 at 9:42 am #

        “the upper west side of Manhattan just loves the guy.” – brh

        i asked that all attributions regarding the UWS be checked with me. i can excuse this one time, as i was away in s. america for past weeks

        but i’m back!

        • elysianfield December 27, 2016 at 11:27 am #

          Great to see you back…were you “eating someone’s lunch” in Venezuela by any chance?

          • dannyboy December 27, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

            Thanks for the welcome, i appreciate it.

            I was in the Rosario Islands, Columbia. An expedition to see if a house there makes sense. Wonderful place!

          • elysianfield December 27, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

            “. An expedition to see if a house there makes sense. Wonderful place!”

            Well?

          • dannyboy December 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

            The islands are spectacular. Most have only one home. Climate is terrific and the water very navigable. Visiting Cartegenia for fun is wonderful.

            The problem (as always) is the government restrictions that limit further development and offer only leases on islands.

            One home that I looked at pays $400/month on a two-year lease. That could change dramatically.

            P.S. Pablo Escobar has one.

      • ffkling December 27, 2016 at 10:38 pm #

        Thanks for the insight. Will you be following up your brilliant insight with birther “facts”? After all, it was Trump’s birther buffoonery that launched his political rise in the Republican party.

    • Frankiti December 28, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

      Of course, he was the next moron after Dumbya:

      “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

      -Mencken

  32. hineshammer December 26, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    True story. As I was finishing my reading of this week’s CFN I saw the reflection, in my computer screen, of a large bird flying by. I looked out the window behind me to see a vulture perched atop my next-door neighbor’s roof. Fitting. Maybe it’s there to pick apart the remains of Obama’s presidency or maybe it’s waiting for our dying country to become a rotting corpse, prospect that’s certainly not too far off. Either way, the vultures are circling.

  33. nsa December 26, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    We here in Ft. Meade can now leak the truth of the “magic negro” prez, as no one will ever believe it anyways….and as they say, confession is good for the soul Some twenty odd years ago several bored managers over in Langley were having one of their interminable meetings over copious shots of Johnny Walker red label….BS sessions, really….. when Bill Smith (not his real last name which actually is the same as a variety of cheese) suggested they all think outside the cubicle (a little joke…the junior staff have cubicles…only managers have offices in Langley). Having achieved full spectrum dominance and total info awareness, Billy suggested it would be fun to have a grand joke at the expense of the moronic american public. Billy proposed they find a white guy with frizzy hair, give him a course in public speaking (mainly use of a teleprompter), treat him with vitiligo meds that turn white skin dark, and then inject him into politics at the ghetto level…..to be groomed to become the first black president. The project was code named Amos & Andy for obvious reasons. The guy they chose unfortunately was a homosexual, so they supplied him with a dusk queen tranny to act as his wife,and stole him a couple of ghetto kids to complete the multi-cultural picture of idyllic diversified family values. He was also very skinny so they supplied a suitable kenyan background story. The guy was was also given basketball lessons to increase street cred, but being a white guy, he stunk at the game and couldn’t jump vertically more than three inches. Surprised no one caught on as that alone should have given the game away. He advanced rapidly in democratic political circles with lots of help from our media assets. And as they say…….the rest is history.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

      Great Story, but I have no doubt that the Truth if far stranger still. Ever read the poem the young Obama wrote about, “Pop”?

  34. BackRowHeckler December 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

    It looks like the Obamas will be staying put in DC with the intention of running some sort of shadow government. In any case he won’t be returning to Chicago, City of Big Shoulders and Smoking Guns, where just this Christmas holiday 43 productive citizens were shot down in what can best be described as overzealous yuletide celebration.

    Chi can use some more ‘Community Organizing’.

    brh

  35. Don December 26, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    Jim, thank you for a concise essay on the failures of the Obama presidency.

    In today’s headlines, Obama says he would have won had he been running against Trump. I wonder if he’s right.

  36. FincaInTheMountains December 26, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    ..the legitimate government of Bashar al-Assad”? Seriously? And who elected that murderer and his murderer father? Assad is legitimate the way the mafia are legitimate businessmen. zekesdad

    Alawites and Christians for one, for Mr. Assad stubborn reluctance to meet “moderate” opposition irresistible urge to cut them into bloody little pieces.

  37. aepxc December 26, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    The legitimacy of a government is inversely proportional to the time spent in power by a closely-knit ruling clique. While US intervention in Syria is unfortunate, the government of the Assads (50 years in power) is no more legitimate than that of any self-appointed feudal royal family.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 26, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

      And since the essence of America is immigration, immigrants are more American than people whose ancestors were on the Mayflower, RIGHT?

      • aepxc December 26, 2016 at 11:41 pm #

        Not sure how your reply is relevant to my point. Moreover, not sure what it even means for a country to have an “essence”, nor what the components of “Americanness” are. In general, anyone who contributes more to a society than they extract from it is fine by me.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 26, 2016 at 11:45 pm #

          Exactly. You don’t know. Your “nation” is just a balance sheet.

          • aepxc December 27, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

            Absolutely. I am for people earning their place in a society and against the parasitism of trying to claim anything by birthright. Actions and accomplishments are the measure of a person, not culture or genetics.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm #

            And of course such a nation is no nation at all since some poor darkie can always be found to do the work cheaper – until they are replaced by a machine. And then the Global Slave Masters look around and say, “Why do we need so many useless eaters in OUR WORLD”? And such policies are already being put into place.

            So let me put it in economic terms, the only terms you understand: a nation is a union that throws a monkey wrench into all such plans. The tariff is collective bargaining by the union against the Global Slave Masters.

      • Frankiti December 28, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

        The Mayflowerians didn’t found America Skordummy. They were religious wackjobs that got lost.

  38. Gherry December 26, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

    Hi Jim and folks

    This guy in YouTube m.youtube.com/watch?v=G_4nQdCMic0

    Is doing some nice breakdown of the whole 7 countries 5 years thing etc

    After another calendar year almost it’s a wee bit reflective this inflection date.

    I mean, products in every industry with a ‘planned obsoletence’

    A mortgage system that’s ‘branding’ in Latin means ‘payable upon death’

    A pension system that was designed to dovetail with life expectancy rates IE you’ll be statistically dead upon need for withdrawal(in its inception era)

    A fixed product Goverment bond that for you(the US and superficially different for me UK) that needs distraction for 30 year bond products(1941 WW2….1971 BRETON WOODS….2001 TWIN TOWERS…despite Jims allergy to conspiracy )

    It’s societal underpinnings based on death…(and I don’t want to use the Satanist shit slogans that so banded in some parts)

    So,based on death-it’s glutenous ingrediants at best.

    God bless folks.

    • messianicdruid December 27, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

      “Those that hate Me [ Creator God ], love death.”

  39. bob December 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm #

    Looking forward to the brilliant JHK analysis of the Trump legacy.
    My hope is to be alive in four years.

    • janet December 26, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

      LOL! Do you really expect Trump to serve four years?

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he made a Sarah Palin move, resigning mid-term to move on to other things, like maybe a reality TV show.

      • bob December 26, 2016 at 7:33 pm #

        After the hard work in making America great again ,we shouldn’t deny him the fun of creating his own reality.

  40. venuspluto67 December 26, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

    It culminated in the ridiculous campaign this fall to blame Russia for the defeat of Hillary Clinton. And here we are.

    That so many people Kool-Aid-bonged this nonsense has done more than anything else to convince me we are just doomed as a society.

  41. tucsonspur December 26, 2016 at 6:44 pm #

    “…but he was some kind of bird with elegant plumage that sang a song of greeting to the reptiles who stirred in the mud. And now he is flying away.” JHK Your beak is sharp as ever.

    Yes, he was the diddy-bopping peacock selected to contrast starkly against the so called hawks and vultures, although those outside the Obama love fest were more likely to view him as an African darter or male sooty chat.

    He is not flying away, he’s fluttering away, at best. His more rational followers see the dismal results of his tenure. The milestone that has morphed into a wretched mélange of multiculturalism, monstrous polarization, more market manipulation, and the further defeat of the man in the street.

    This articulate shadow’s black stain is now splattered across the pages of history, and his bankrupt legacy all too visible.

    Obama can’t really fly away. Trump is heavy on his wings.

  42. Mike Patrick December 26, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

    This article was almost perfect, but you got your sides wrong in the Syrian conflict. Hezbollah are Shiites, and Assad is a member of the Alawite sect, an offshoot of the Shia. It is only natural that Hezbollah have joined the Assad régime in the conflict against the Sunni crazies. The same goes for the Iranians, who are also Shiites. This has been mentioned so many times on countless alternative news sites that I am amazed how you could be so misinformed. This is not a small error because it reveals that you do not fully understand the war in Syria.

    Hezbollah are remarkably efficient fighters. Just ask the Israelis.

    understandingwar.org/report/hezbollah-syria

    • BackRowHeckler December 26, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

      What happened to all the Christians in Lebanon?

      There doesn’t see as many as there were a few decades ago.

      brh

  43. Janos Skorenzy December 26, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

    Yeah, except loving your own people is natural, not just the opposite of hating them. Nice try, but total fail.

    Remember the weird comments by the Supreme Court Justice on Gay marriage? As if the whole history of marriage up to this point was all just an effort to keep Gays down and unmarried? It’s like that in general with Liberalism: Our whole history and culture is portrayed as just a vast attempt to deny other people from being equal to us. This is the mentality and culture of resentment take to its last degree. We are being denied Dasein or “our being in and for itself” to use Heidegger speak. Or to quote Confucius, “The Superior Man is not an instrument.” We’ve been turned into an instrument, instead of an end in ourselves. Liberals are the good instruments and normal Whites are bad ones.

    The answer? Sinn Fein – which translates from the Gaelic as, Ourselves, Ourselves alone. Or to quote myself, “We matter. No one else does.”

  44. janet December 26, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

    “Barry is an egregious example of Affirmative Action, as is his ugly, masculine, stupid wife.” –malthuss

    Have you no empathy, no outrage that Michelle is losing her job to an immigrant?

  45. johngalt December 26, 2016 at 11:16 pm #

    In the New Republic, members enjoy resuming the restoration of the Constitutional republic from JFK’s point of interruption, can see for miles and miles, and enjoy Liberty in building out properties and the local means of production, with the capability to sow, nurture, grow, harvest, store, cook, engineer, design, program, automate, construct, process, raise, teach, hunt, defend, provide, debate, organize, compose, worship, dance, laugh, love, celebrate, and sustain.

    We are the sheepdogs.

    And we are old fashioned and sentimental.

    And we don’t require others for border protection or building bridges.

    And we have undying love and devotion to the Constitution.

    And we belong to the longest serving Civil Rights organization in the Republic.

    And we are happy to participate in the proper pursuit and offering of due process under the Constitution to the NETWORK globalist class charlatans who sold out the old republic in their lust for power and the love of money.

    And we are ready for what’s next.

    http://www.got-truth.com

  46. Linda December 26, 2016 at 11:24 pm #

    Here’s a link to Independent journalist Eva Bartlett from Canada who has been to Syria a number of times and explains what is happening there. video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&p=e…

  47. AHtheHumanity December 27, 2016 at 12:11 am #

    And how is that almost nobody in the mainstream press or academic law even pressed these issues?

    Kunstler used to be mainstream when he edited for Rolling Stone magazine and then he retired to NY. The irony is pretty thick here, don’t you think?

    Lawyers understand that law is not principle and the benefit of declaring corporations persons was already a fundamental part of the fabric of America when its cities were incorporated. The corporation prevents the board of directors, real people, from being personally sued and losing everything. There’s no victory in sending real people to jail when the problem stems from mass moral corruption that will never disappear. Who will fill the vacuum of leadership and who would ever want to without such protections?

    • Beryl of Oyl December 27, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

      I thought the reason the mainstream press didn’t press these issues was obvious. It’s the same reason the local NBC affiliate didn’t cover the PCB story.
      BTW, there aren’t two distinct political parties, and there haven’t been for quite some time.
      It was meant to be a Jeb/Hillary contest, two Uniparty ‘choices’. The Democrat wing of the Uniparty went to a lot of trouble to see that their pick got in over a possible people’s pick, because the people could not be trusted to go with the globalist.
      What is the opposite of nationalist? If you are not a nationalist, you are a globalist. That’s why we saw so much effort in the corporate media, to make “nationalism” a dirty word.
      BTW, a reporter for a mainstream news program branded a group protesting against Merkel’s immigration policies as being neo-Nazis. Was he truly that ignorant, or was he told to lie?
      Sorry for the rambling, I meant to reply to the part regarding the press and got carried away.

  48. Buck Stud December 27, 2016 at 1:07 am #

    A few weeks ago I peered inside my son’s plumbing work truck and opined/questioned, “what kind of half-assed tradesmen keeps their gear in such disarray?”

    He stated that it wasn’t in disarray, that he knew exactly where everything was, that it was really “organized chaos”. I said bullshit; who do you think you’re trying to fool here.

    Anyway, I gave him a poster of this for Christmas and his comment was, “looks nice, but did he actually use the tools for work?”

    A good question in fact, but still, this is pretty damn magnificent:

    taunton.com/regcontent/finewoodworking/Studley_1280x1024.jpg

    • FincaInTheMountains December 27, 2016 at 4:46 am #

      Wow, that looks pretty awesome!

      Have to confess that in that respect I am probably much worse that your son.

      • Buck Stud December 27, 2016 at 11:46 am #

        It’s extraordinary actually.

        When Trump or anyone else talks about making America great again I think about the unmatched woodworking machinery manufactured by companies such as CB Rodgers or G Batterson and Co out of Hartford and Norwich CT.

        You probably can’t relate, but there was a time when “Made in America” really was a prideful declaration and a time when a certain segment of our manufacturing goods really were, hands down, the best in the world and the best of all time–not even close in many cases.

        Anyway, it’s a noble pursuit to try and go back and recapture this type of magnificent competence but the “lineage” –those with the knowledge and capacity to teach and transmit such arcane capability– may have been irreparably severed. First of all, the country as a whole “threw away and kicked out” entire industries and marginalized the men that made this type of glorious machinery; second, there are very few young adults who actually want to work with their hands, or as Roger Daltry sang, “get their back into their living”.

        Third, there are not a lot of us left who actually experienced the types who viscerally embodied this glorious American tradition. That’s not a small consideration. It was, simply put, the age of Men sharpening Men. And without intentionally seeking to denigrate others–yes it should be OK to love and be proud of who you descended from–and to invoke words previously posted on this site, the very greatest “building humans” ever.

        The “mind” is the master, or as George Bridgeman once wrote: ‘the hand is the slave of action; but the slave of action is the master of expression.’

        As a society, we devalued “the slave” and elevated the “keyboard” both literally and metaphorically. Most can longer write in cursive and most have no idea how much training it takes to achieve hands capable of glorious expression. We marginalized and discarded that which was truly great: our own unique hands manufacturing and epitomizing greatness. While a keyboard is capable of transmitting the thoughts of the mind, writing in cursive wrings out the thoughts of the “Soul”–the essence of being.

        As I stated , it’s a noble declaration and hopefully a pursuit to try and achieve the greatness of years gone by. But that greatness was a momentous culmination that was subsequently severed. Not so easy to put the freight train of that weighty capability back on the train tracks of momentum.

        And just as it was dismissive and marginalizing to toss away the best of American capability in the first place, it will hardly be a “snap of the fingers” to bring even a fraction of it back again.

  49. Calico December 27, 2016 at 2:16 am #

    It is also irritating that Obama, once he had bin Ladin in custody, murdered him, rather than let him stand trial.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 27, 2016 at 4:39 am #

      Are you kidding? You want the 2016 election drama to play back in 2011?

      Obama had a hard time keeping the whole operation from being publicized on Hillary’s “Get the best deal in US foreign policy” Web Site – her “Email Server”.

      Hillary was invited to the White House Operational room at the last moment, so she wouldn’t have the time to update her Web Site – you know, that pesky HTML, graphics – takes time.

      She looks pretty upset about the missed opportunity:

      upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Obama_and_Biden_await_updates_on_bin_Laden.jpg

    • Mike Patrick December 27, 2016 at 11:28 pm #

      It is a shame that an autopsy was not done. There is now no way to prove that the individual tossed into the sea was actually Osama Bin Ladin.

  50. newworld December 27, 2016 at 9:38 am #

    Everything written here about Obama I agree is true, but even that said I generally approve of his tenure. Yes it would have been nice not to turn the country over to the oligarchs, but Jesus probably could not have saved us from that fate. And I don’t approve of his passive/aggressiveness in general, but even that has its uses.

    But I doubt any Obama supporter wants me as an ally since I am on the alt-right spectrum culturally > politically, and all that.

    And most of this vitriol towards Obama all of a sudden is due to the UN vote over something Israel is doing. Not that most Jewish opinionators have a strong attachment to Israel but they can sense the winds in the D party, and that matters.

    Anyway Obama has done the heavy lifting in removing white guilt, thank you Mr. President.

  51. dannyboy December 27, 2016 at 9:45 am #

    janos,

    your growth as a human is astonishing.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 27, 2016 at 11:45 am #

      Danny, my arch-enemy-partner, welcome back!

      Tell the boys to cut those ddos attacks, it’s becoming impossible to work.

      • dannyboy December 27, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

        cia?

        thanks for the Welcome, hope all is well.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 27, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

      Thanks Dan. How’s your mental health? Any signs of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome)?

      • dannyboy December 27, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

        I continue to grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually, like a normal human being, thank you for asking.

        As for Trump as President, I think that I have been pretty clear about having little interest in Presidents; I stay out of their life and they stay out of mine.

        I am concerned with the more vulnerable, but you’ll find out what I mean after a time.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 28, 2016 at 2:12 am #

          I hope you don’t really believe that. You were obsessed with Trump and how evil he was before the election. This “distancing” is a mechanism of psychological defense.

          • dannyboy December 28, 2016 at 8:33 am #

            Janos, if you think it, it must be true.

            Also, why do you need to create so much conflict with others?

          • Janos Skorenzy December 28, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

            Buddha said all life is a conflict of some kind. Again, I remind you or your early days on this site where you lived to attack me and even tried to get me kicked off.

            Have you forgotten that? More evidence of psychological defenses if so.

          • dannyboy December 28, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

            Janos,

            Your misinterpretation of The Buddha’s Teaching and you misrepresentation is cruel to The Truth.

            The Buddha saw Harmony in Diversity.

            You see conflict.

            I guess you like living like that.

            Miserable

            …don’t blame me for that.

  52. FincaInTheMountains December 27, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    Could United States and Russia successfully cooperate?

    Let’s take a look at a recent history:

    At step 15 of Globalization (1965-1991) it is easy to see the process of reformatting the political and financial branches. Actually, the 15th stage began with the announcement by French President de Gaulle’s about refusal to accept dollar and switch to the “gold standard”, followed by the requirement to exchange existing dollar reserves for gold. US costs of the Vietnam War and the arms race led to excessive printing of dollars, despite still excellent gold backing.

    In addition, the war in Vietnam at that time was de facto backstage rivalry of the United States and France for control of Saigon and drug trafficking from Mekong. Therefore, a blow to US was pretty painful. US attempted to lower the status of the dollar as a base currency, equating it to other Western currencies with gold backing. And this, in turn, increased the role of London as a financial center for trade in gold as an international currency.

    In this difficult hour for US and the dollar support came from the arch-enemy-partner in the global center. The first deal on the Russian import of grain from the United States was signed in 1963. Further massive purchases of grain by the Soviet arch-enemy-partner supported not only the price of grain and agro-industry of North America, but global demand for dollars. Despite the anti-Soviet propaganda, in fact it has been a proliferation of the planned economy to the global level and to the US economy. Further this successful experience has been transferred to the oil trade in the Middle East after the 1973 crisis, when thanks to high oil prices the dollar returned to the status of a major world currency.

    If we look at the events of 1972-73, from the global financial bell-tower, they appear not as exacerbation of the ideological confrontation between the two ideological blocs, but namely, as a backstage fight of the coalition of the “new center” of the USSR-US-Israel with Old European competitors. London financiers could not help but try to use the Soviet grain policy in order to weaken the United States, through organizing massive Soviet grain purchases in Canada in 1972, which in turn led to consumer inflation in the US.

    The terrorist attack at the Munich Olympics against Israel was also directed at the escalation of the US-Soviet conflict and isolation of Israeli as intermediaries. Britain and its three Nordic satellites have joined the EU, forming a counterbalance to the US market.

    On the other side of the political scales was Nixon’s visit to Moscow with the signing of a package of economic agreements, and a balanced visit to China. After re-election and immediately after the inauguration, Nixon signed the Paris Agreement on Ending the War in Vietnam. Finally, in the Middle East has been a way out of tough confrontation that threatened trade traffic through the Suez Canal. US became behind the scenes mediator between Israel and Egypt, but in the end in October 1973 decided to finally push a pro-American regime of Sadat against Israeli troops in the “Yom Kippur War”.

    The main outcome of the war was not only the increased dependence of Cairo and Tel Aviv from Washington, but successful operations in Riyadh by escalating the oil prices to new levels (just like the grain prices). US financiers were able to print petrodollars backed by military and political control over the production and global trade in oil.

    Coincidentally, an important participant and beneficiary of the booming dollar market became the Soviet Union, which received the technology for West Siberian oil fields. However, the overall success of this “new center” would have been impossible without pumping up the US with symbolic capital.

    Coincidentally, all six “flights to the Moon,” the American astronauts-actors have taken between the European crises of 1968 and ended in 1973. Widely promoted flight of the joint US-USSR program “Apollo-Soyuz”, which in some respects was a purely one-way affair, began in 1975, and was “a cherry on the cake” to the Helsinki Accords, completing the overall coordination of the interests of two great powers.

  53. FincaInTheMountains December 27, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

    The elections, terrorist attacks, planes and real pain experienced by Russia

    My logic is very simple:

    1. In Russia there are no people who think that a tincture called “Hawthorn” is to be applied externally. Therefore, the “Hawthorn” is also a terrorist attack, and the attack conceptual, reminiscent of the style of the official version of the terrorist act 911, according to which the aircraft seizure occurred with the help of knives for cutting cardboard, which no one thought as of weapon.
    theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/19/russia-irkutsk-surrogate-alcohol-siberia

    2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chief Advisor was killed two hours after the murder of the Russian Ambassador in Ankara, and Ambassador in Ankara murder looks like the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand 2.0, and the murder of the chief adviser to the Foreign Ministry as complementary taunting.

    3. From the first two points, it follows that it is not a terrorist attack, but is a series that is part of terrorist war.

    4. Hillary Clinton requires a conflict between Russia and the United States, because without such a conflict all her insinuations about Trump, who came to power as a result of Russian hackers actions on Vladimir Putin’s orders would remain blah blah.

    And in this series suddenly comes a plane catastrophe, looking as cultural mega terrorist act, rather mega-conceptual mega terrorist act, on Russian culture. And it could be seen with a naked eye the desire to cause such outrage among the Russian people that the leadership even being aware of the trap will be forced to do something hostile to the US, where in less than a month to power will come a new administration.

    • janet December 27, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

      “Hillary Clinton requires a conflict between Russia and the United States” –finca

      Who is Hillary Clinton?

      • Beryl of Oyl December 27, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

        A dead woman whose corpse Barack Obama is still flogging.

      • FincaInTheMountains December 27, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

        Who is Hillary Clinton?

        Thank you for an excellent question, Janet.

        Still trying to figure that out and the role she’s still playing in shadow US governance.

        • capt spaulding December 27, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

          Hillary is an old cunt who is still trying to make it under the old political system. I’m not sure what the new attitude of the voters is, but I don’t think she has a roll to play in it.

          • dannyboy December 27, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

            you thinkin’ that trump will grab her by the old pussy?

          • capt spaulding December 27, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

            I’m thinking he already did.

  54. Beryl of Oyl December 27, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

    I believe the deal with the Devil was made well before Barack Obama took office. Except for a few foolish “he should run for president” remarks by the usual tools in the MSM, made on the basis of his speech at a convention, he was pretty much nowhere. He “wasn’t black enough” either, remember? Suddenly he catapulted to the front of the line, and the media turned on Hillary in favor of this unknown. That doesn’t happen without some powerful backing.
    Quite some time ago, I met a woman who told me that back in the day, before married and had a family, she used to enjoy driving around in a really sharp-looking Camaro convertible. She never changed the oil for the car. When asked why she never changed the oil, she replied, “I didn’t have it to change the oil. I had it to drive around and look good in.” Oh.
    Barack Obama didn’t seek the presidency to fix the things people are wondering about now. People voted for him because the THOUGHT he was going to get us out of Bush’s wars. After eight years, and after his hiring of a supporter of Bush’s war, and after the two of them setting up a secret communication system, I am amazed that so many still think the way things stand is something that just happened to the man.
    I believe that when Barack was recruited to run for president, the deal was, he would face no real interference with his true agenda, as long as he didn’t get any ideas of his own about anything else, and I believe that was just fine with him. His real agenda is the things people are still scratching their heads over; boys in girls’ showers, getting ‘even’ with white people (BLM), open borders (that one just happens to dovetail neatly with the globalists)etc.
    His actions in recent days towards Israel fit this scenario. I don’t see him as a good man facing constraints we can’t see, any more than I see Angela Merkel as acting out of some maternal feelings of compassion toward refugees or migrants or whatever they are calling them these days. He’s no Jimmy Carter. I don’t believe for one minute this guy has ever ‘meant well’.
    The only question now is how much more trouble can he stir up while we have no means of preventing it.

    • dannyboy December 27, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

      he’s not goin’ to change the oil. he’s just driving around to look good

    • Frankiti December 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm #

      He was the skin-deep presidency. He was elected on image. The image of America electing a black man (at least in color) as president shown to the world. “See everyone, we disavow Bush!”.

      That’s how a first term senator gets elected president. He’s black enough for the cameras and white enough for the liberal establishment (Harvard educated, Muslim background, self-hating white mom… who really hated her her provincial midwestern parents).

      He was the perfect totem.
      Problem is, he actually started to believe he was something more.
      Wrong again.

  55. FincaInTheMountains December 27, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

    Hillary is an old cunt who is still trying to make it under the old political system. == captn

    The cunt may be old, but the spirit is still there and strong. I am afraid we haven’t heard last from the Evil Witch of the West.

    • capt spaulding December 27, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

      You can be sure that her & Bill will still be raking in the bucks. That’s the politician’s retirement plan, ya know.

  56. tucsonspur December 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

    Some stuff from the news:

    The Force has abandoned Carrie Fisher.

    Melees and mayhem and mauling at malls across America.

    George Washington U no longer requires the study of American History for history majors.

    • I AM SULLY December 27, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

      Cats, dogs … they’re starting to share condos.

    • malthuss December 27, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

      Look at LMU website.
      Jesuit school.

      Photo of a towelhead with caption, ‘Thriving Muslim Community at LMU.’

    • Janos Skorenzy December 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

      I had no idea she was such a Cult Figure. Two reasons: 1. She’s Tribe. 2. She was the first little bitch heroine.

      Hermione has followed in her footsteps in this regard. Absolutely terrible role models for little girls. Many of the cartoon princesses are now this way as well.

  57. I AM SULLY December 27, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    Another brilliant post – one wonders what is coming in 2017 … perhaps TEN THOUSAND YEAR GALAXY BONDS, to inflate the economy to the STARS!

    youtu.be/lQ1zVarULS0

    • janet December 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm #

      “one wonders what is coming in 2017” — I am sully

      Only good things in store for 2017. The USA will be a winner. The military will be stronger. Everyone will fear us. Jobs will come back. Immigrants will be kept out. Muslims will be tracked and hunted down. Peace and prosperity will return. America will be great again. At least that’s what Trump told me.

  58. FincaInTheMountains December 27, 2016 at 10:52 pm #

    I listened to the latest press conference of Barack Obama, in which he allegedly “accused Russia of rabid hacking of the Democratic Party servers to the appointment of Donald Trump the President of the North American Federation”. And I must say that none of those who wrote about the conference have actually listened to it.

    Obama said defensively about the allegations “that he allowed Russia with impunity to hack the Democratic Party and to appoint the president of the United States.” And he explained to journalists that whereas in the summer, when he became aware of the “hacking” of a democratic committee, he was afraid to bring this issue before the Congress, as it would be seen as the president interfering in a campaign to discredit the candidate of the opposite Party and the case would be turned into the usual partisan bickering.

    Therefore, he chose to talk with Putin face to face in China and hacking allegedly stopped.

    In fact, Hillary at this time staged a coup and sent Obama on the trip around the country to campaign for “the most prepared candidate for the US presidency in the history of their existence,” so he wouldn’t not hang around the White House and be a nuisance.

    But, as shown by election, those states where Obama beat Hillary in 2008, where he campaigned for her, freeing Hillary from the need to do it herself, in 2016 voted in favor of Trump. This phenomenon has even received its unique name, creating a new category in political science “Obama-to-Trump States”. And Obama during the counter-coup of November 8 urged Hillary Clinton to recognize the election results, and not the fact that Trump during this conversation was standing next to Obama.

    In this sense, the most notable moment of the latest press conference of Vladimir Putin is that in response to the questions regarding strange behavior of Barack Obama Putin not a single time mentioned Obama in a negative sense and answered invariably: “The current administration is behaving strangely”, clearly emphasizing the difference between President Obama and his administration.

    Moreover, it showed that he was aware of the coup of Hillary Clinton and confirmed his invitation to Obama to visit Russia after his demobilization from the office.

    youtube.com/watch?v=FSIb6xTdTkI

    • dannyboy December 28, 2016 at 9:47 am #

      Finc,

      You understand, of course, that I cannot click the link you have provided, for my own reasons. Can you therefore clarify a point before I begin arguing?

      “‘…the appointment of Donald Trump the President of the North American Federation’.”

      this something new that happened while I was away?

      • FincaInTheMountains December 29, 2016 at 12:51 am #

        Danny, do you know why Cain killed Abel?

        For an old anecdote!

        Your line with “infected Russian links” is becoming somewhat old and tiresome.

        • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 9:55 am #

          Finc,

          because i wish not to interrupt an ongoing conversation, i hesitate to point out that you post variations of the same comment several times a day.

          i know you find doing that comforting,

          but it’s not more convincing.

  59. Janos Skorenzy December 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm #

    dailystormer.com/jk-rowling-pushes-degeneracy-hints-dumbledore-will-be-openly-gay-in-fantastic-beast…

    Notice how Harry was never given a love interest, except briefly an Asian girl. No doubt he will be outed as well. And after that – perhaps a sequel with him and Dumbledore as a couple?

  60. FincaInTheMountains December 27, 2016 at 11:51 pm #

    Another four weeks to hold out

    Everyone has seen the extent of stubbornness of globalist-hawks, whom Putin called the sour losers – and not just for US election, but for Syria as well.

    The murder of Russian Ambassador in Turkey and the attack on the plane is undoubtedly the work of very professional specialists from the US/NATO special services, working NOT for their states, but for their political clans that lost the war and the elections.

    Their last chance – not even assassination of Trump, it would not help, but only postpone for a couple of months a total purge in the US state apparatus, but it will speed up the cleansing of the security services.

    Last chance – to impose martial law, to cancel the transfer of power, to unleash a world war, to force Russia in response for all these killings to attack Turkey – a NATO country, or the beginning of an escalation in the Black Sea, where one of American warship could “accidentally” blow up and to blame Russia.

    Before January 20 they have the time, but we can be patient until January 20, but later launch joint special operation with the United States to eliminate the globalist-hawks’ underground.

    Without publicity, of course.

    It is possible, because everything is at stake now, that the globalist-hawks without the sanction of the NATO could activate the political network “Gladio” across Europe, to intimidate European politicians during this critical period.

    In fact, everything depends on the stamina of the Russian leadership and the Russian people. Another four weeks to hold out.

  61. nsa December 27, 2016 at 11:58 pm #

    Finc and Spaulding,
    The word cunt is being severely misused when applied to the dried up old incontinent clinton crone. Perhaps English is not your first language so you get a pass. The word cunt refers to a woman with a fully functional vagina and reproductive organs i.e. she ovulates (drops eggs), menstruates, creams up when properly stimulated……but a woman who is frustrating and uncooperative because she knows she has something very valuable that males lust after and takes full advantage of the situation. This does not describe a wretched old menopausal crone with a dried up sandpaper pussy and attitude to match.

  62. malthuss December 28, 2016 at 1:11 am #

    YOU TUBE
    ‘HO TARD’ PIC OF BABY WITH ITS MOUTH OPEN.

    Truth4peace4freedom1 week ago
    Why does James Alefantis call infants ‘retarded whores’? Why do his social media friends support this view? Why is his social media avatar a statue of the 13 year old lover of a roman emperor? Why are three of the logos associated with the business complex mentioned in an FBI file as pedophile symbols?
    Why does Alefantis compulsively upload pictures of sexualized infants? Why are major media outlets reporting about a small pizza place? Why is this pizza place advertising kid friendliness, hosting events with people making jokes about pedophilia and transvestites rambling on stage about strangling infants during birth with cables? Why are these bands using the same pedophile imagery from the FBI memo? Why were the traffic cameras turned the other way during the time the supposed gunman walked into Comet Ping Pong?
    Why does Colbert tell his audience that the basement is suspected to be under comet ping pong when we already have footage showing it to be at besta pizza? / Why is this distortion his only argument for dismissal? Why doesn’t he mention that all the properties are owned by the same people? Why is there another ping pong establishment in Berlin featuring infants and children on their menu under offers? Why did John Podesta spend time there? Why has the owner of the Berlin Ping Pong bar an internet security business without online presence with a business parter working in import/export? What are they importing from Thailand? Why is the only information on the product they’re selling; ‘something you might be looking for’?
    Why are all news outlets simultaniously reporting that this is false even debunked, without a single one conducting an actual investigation or even providing evidence for this being the case?
    Why are google, facebook, reddit, and youtube so concerned with deleting those videos while ignoring pedophile or terrorist content?

    Why was a pizza place owner listed as the 49th most powerful man in washington? Why has Tony Podesta naked photographs of neighbourhood kids in his bedroom? Why is Tony Podesta ‘excited and wired’ because ‘children are seated next to him’ on the plane? Why is a foster mother anouncing to John Podesta that her little children (3 under 10) will surely be entertaining him by using his whirlpool?
    Why is Stephen Colbert trying to derail a public outcry for an investigation? What is Stephen Colbert’s problem with the police investigating this place? Why didn’t he mention that his sister has received funds from the accused? (John Podesta.
    ) Why did Andrew Breitbart tweet in 2011 that Podesta covers up a child sex slave ring? (discovered during investigation not before) Why did he have an heart attack shortly after? Why did his coroner die 2 days later of arsenic poisoning? Why do the parents of anti child trafficking activist Monica Peterson, who led an investigation into Clinton Foundation involvement, suspect foul play in the death of their daughter?
    Why did Colbert sound so nervous? Why are media institutions, instead of proving the claims false, calling for global censorship of journalism? Why did the governments of Australia and Norway reduce their contributions to the Clinton foundation to zero, in the same week they busted large elite pedophile rings?
    Why did 10 or so large pedophile rings get busted in the last 3 weeks? Why is Colbert jumping on a sinking ship? just curious.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 28, 2016 at 2:01 am #

      Well said. People don’t want to know difficult or painful things – or things that are too far outside their paradigm and thus painful. Thus they make the existential decision not to know – a symptom of our fallen humanity and one used against us with stunning efficacy. And as human life became more comfortable, it only got worse and it could be used against us even more. And it was.

      Why was Scalia found with a pillow over his face? Who sleeps like that? Or did he smother himself?

      • malthuss December 28, 2016 at 10:58 am #

        Some think Joan Rivers was murdered.

        Like—When Joan rivers was murdered 2 month after saying Michelle was a tranny an instant red flag went up for me, the timing was too impeccable and virtually nobody dies from an endoscopy, it’s nearly impossible, that was a hit by a strange, “substitute” doctor on a routine appointment, she was in good health too.

        I dont know. BUT I think Andrew Breitbart and the pathologist were both murdered.
        Breitbart mentioned the link from Podesta to pedos.

        • dannyboy December 28, 2016 at 11:32 am #

          a conspiracy of killers of Jews?

          • malthuss December 28, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

            Of all who stand in their way.

            MERRY CHRISTMAS

            HAPPY NEW YEAR

          • dannyboy December 28, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

            Happy Hanukkah!

            Hanukkah (/?h??n?k?/ HAH-n?-k?; Hebrew: ????????? khanuká, Tiberian: khanuká, usually spelled ?????, pronounced [?anu?ka] in Modern Hebrew, [??anuk?] or [??anik?] in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or ?anukah) is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple).

          • Janos Skorenzy December 28, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

            How many people were killed? Most Jewish Holidays are about killing people.

          • dannyboy December 28, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

            janos,

            are you masturbating?

  63. Janos Skorenzy December 28, 2016 at 2:09 am #

    dailystormer.com/assad-government-hosts-massive-christmas-celebration-in-liberated-aleppo/

    Assad is one of the good guys. Never doubt it. And if he’s done some bad things, well what Leader of President hasn’t? If you want complete moral purity, you have to renounce the world. Imagine the horror that the opposition, both ISIS and the supposed “moderates” would perpetrate.

    And even if he is a monster, he’s a monster whose on our side or should be. Wisely, the Russian Union has made an alliance with the Shiites. For whatever reason, this branch of Islam is not as expansionist and is enemies with the Sunnis who are.

    He may not even be a Shiite. As an Alawite, many don’t consider him a Muslim at all. They are certainly closer to Christianity and more friendly to it. But politically, they have allied with the Shia.

    • KesaAnna December 28, 2016 at 7:30 am #

      I don’t doubt it.

      Assad is my current favorite national leader.

      No, the Assad regime isn’t unicorns and rainbows ……

      But it IS a compromise, coalition regime. That is , a coalition of minority Alawite, Maronite, Druze, Yizidi, etc etc, even the Kurds, and backed by the Iranian – backed Shia Hezbollah.
      Without this coalition, all the groups just named would have little recourse except expulsion and exodus.

      I suspect that the powers that be in the west are, among other things, still pissed off about Lebanon.

      The powers that be in the west always pretended , and still do , that they were the friends of the Maronites , Druze, and other such groups in Lebanon, and that Hezbollah were just a bunch of foam-at-the-mouth terrorists.

      But , as things turned out, the only reason a Christian or Druze Lebanon still exists is because of the protection provided by the Assad regime and Hezbollah.
      In the 1980’s the West tried to destroy minority coalition Lebanon, and the Assad regime and Hezbollah kicked their ass.

      Now they are trying to do the same again in Syria itself, and again the Assad regime and Hezbollah are kicking their ass.

      If coalition , compromise, peace, and respect for minorities , are your agenda, then Russia, Iran, Assad , and Hezbollah should logically be your FRIENDS .
      That they are instead the enemy indicates either —

      — US foreign policy in the region is criminally stupid .

      — Or US foreign policy in the region is very different , the exact opposite, from what they claim.

      I can’t imagine why Janos would endorse this minority coalition , unless he is aware that in ancient history the forerunners of the Assad regime , Hezbollah, and other Islamic minorities, were on very friendly terms with National Socialist Germany — because they had been screwed so badly by the British, French, Americans, and their Zionist and Sunni proxies.

      Iran ? One can only imagine the Persians as a race of ruthless storm troopers if one knows absolutely nothing about Persia.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 28, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

        No, I don’t come at it from the pov of precedents – but simply because it’s the right thing to do in the present, both morally and in terms of our own best interests.

        I have no idea if the “Mufti” was a Sunni or a Shiite. People go crazy with the whole Mufti thing. Some think the Mufti was telling Hitler what to do! Poor BRH equates Hitler and Merkel saying, “The Germans were always allied with Islam” – as if Hitler would have delivered Europe to Islam the way the Liberals have. I mean talk about being Zio-Cucked!

        Ever read “Shikasta” by Doris Lessing? Has to be one of the strangest books every written, but very deep. Both Canopus and the Sirians (not Syrians but the people from Sirius) are both conducting experiments on the Ancient Earth. The Sirians are like us, always suspecting everyone of having their own base motives. Canopus has long since evolved beyond that to where “Truth isn’t the best policy, but the only one.” Of course they can take that tack because of their great power and their sanity. If Whites adopted this now, we’d quickly be destroyed. After WW2, we could have done this though. But instead we let Corporations and Secret Societies destroy all of our credibility with their selfishness.

        • BackRowHeckler December 29, 2016 at 8:04 am #

          The Grand Mufti out of Cairo was a frequent and honored guest in Berlin during the 1930s. Early in the war Himmler raised a Bosnian SS division consisting wholly of Muslims. After Germany’s defeat in 1945 many Nazis escaped to Syria and Egypt to hide out. Also after the war Germans invited in hundreds of thousands of Turk ‘guest workers’ to do work Germans were too lazy to do themselves; these ‘guest workers’ are still in Germany and have still not assimilated.

          In some way I sympathize with Germany, sold out by the EU and it sown elite pols. Then again, they’ve got the leadership they deserve.

          brh

          • Janos Skorenzy December 29, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

            Again, the extraordinary conflation on your part of between Merkel and Hitler. Hitler would have never turned Germany over to Islam. Your Occupied Germany did that.

            And yes, some Nazis fled to the Arab World and helped those countries develop their militaries and industry. Why wouldn’t they? A sane thing to do. It beats being tracked down and killed by your murder squads.

            And btw, your bugaboo about Germany is ridiculous on other levels too. They’ve done nothing that France and Great Britain haven’t done. Are those peoples “lazy” too? Or just under the same Occupied Force – even though supposedly “free”?

  64. mow December 28, 2016 at 7:37 am #

    Why is this news ?
    I was telling people that Erkel was a corporate stooge his second day in office.

  65. KesaAnna December 28, 2016 at 7:42 am #

    ” George Washington U no longer requires the study of American History for history majors. ”

    Lol. I suppose it is just as well.

    That the original Baboon ( as McClellan described him ) took the continent into the second worst war of the 19th century, ordered scorched earth for an entire region, built concentration camps, criticized and finally sacked McClellan because he was winning with a minimum of casualties, and is now described as some sort of folksy humanitarian , and has his own temple —

    Well, no wonder history consistently rates in surveys as the least liked, most boring school subject.
    This “history” would offend even the most modest intelligence , the most permissive scruple.

  66. janet December 28, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    “the timing was too impeccable” –malthussoka
    “Why was Scalia found with a pillow over his face?” –janosoka

    They are brazen. They are ruthless. They messed up and you both have found them out. Good work, malthuss and janos.

    But you know they don’t mess around and they can easily find out the identity of posters to this site. You are both in danger for your bravery, your truth-telling, for revealing how evil they are. You can’t be too careful with “them.”

    For your own safety you both should probably lay low and not post anymore to CFN.

    • dannyboy December 28, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

      Dear Janet,

      Do you realize that you are reasoning with dopes?

      • Frankiti December 28, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

        Do you realize that you’re speaking with WPA?

        • dannyboy December 28, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

          do you think that “WPA” knows about trying to reason with these dopes?

          • Frankiti December 28, 2016 at 6:26 pm #

            Of course not, WPA is a hollow contrarian bot.

  67. AllenR December 28, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    I don’t think somebody sat Obama down and gave him a version of “The Talk”, like black parents do their kids. Rather I think it was the cumulative effect of those “national security briefings” which are like being shut up in the Total Perspective Vortex. That’s why Trump is avoiding them. He’s not going in there until he’s sure of having the same experience as Zaphod Beeblebrox.

  68. FincaInTheMountains December 28, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    911 Box Cutters, Ice Axes and Political History

    Joseph Stalin loved people, and he knew that if something was not done with Lev Trotsky, the theory of permanent revolution, now known as Hillary Clinton’s Wargasm, will greatly reduce their number.

    But all attempts to discuss this issue with Lev Davidovich resulted in such non-constructive manner, that in 1929 Lev Davidovich appeared first in Turkey, then in France, Norway and finally in Mexico, where he managed to take with him his archives, with documents from which he blackmailed set of important personalities, not only Soviet, but all over Europe and US, forcing them to certain actions. And in 1937 there was a real danger that these files would end up in the hands of Adolf Hitler.

    On 24 May 1940, Trotsky survived a raid on his villa by armed assassins led by the NKVD agent Iosif Grigulevich and Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros.

    Stalin recalled his youth and turned to Caucasian family of Trotsky, who after a little pressure told him that Lev Davidovich had a spell put on him against any weapon.

    And Stalin had chosen an ice ax, as not being a weapon, but capable of becoming an irrefutable argument in his dispute with Lev Davidovich.

    That’s how it was. Would Stalin dismiss the notion from relatives as a fairy tale, and Trotsky would still be alive.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 28, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

      It’s usually called an ice pick here. An ice axe is an implement of mountain climbing. Which is it? If you don’t know, then just say so.

      Stalin loathed humanity in general. He delighted in taking comrades out to lunch and watching them turn to water in front of him, terrified that he was about to send them to the gulag. He often did this to old comrades at lunches.

      • FincaInTheMountains December 28, 2016 at 11:30 pm #

        You hate Stalin for kicking your beloved Hitler’s ass seven ways to Sunday.

        It was an ice axe, ice pick is from different movie.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 28, 2016 at 11:36 pm #

          You admire Stalin? He was a mass murderer and psychopath.

          • FincaInTheMountains December 29, 2016 at 12:04 am #

            But he did kick Hitler’s ass seven ways to Sunday.

            West has a long-standing tradition dating back to Ivan the Terrible to label any Russian leader who stands for Russian National interests as “mass murderer and psychopath”.

            You only love traitors, like Spotted Judas Gorbachev.

          • FincaInTheMountains December 29, 2016 at 12:09 am #

            By the way, Ivan the Terrible is completely wrong translation of the Tzar’s name – Ivan Groszni – which means roughly Ivan Formidable.

          • S M Tenneshaw December 29, 2016 at 9:27 pm #

            And here’s a visual reminder of Communism’s one great accomplishment:

            images.dailykos.com/images/326297/large/CxBWYKtVEAAdv-4.jpg?1478913685

  69. janet December 28, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

    This is kind of what’s wrong with the world. Macho men (cowards) think an ice axe is an argument. Anyway ideas cannot be killed with an ice axe or any kind of weapon.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 28, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

      As Mao said, the ice axe (gun) must never slip from the hand of the Chinese Communist Party.

      Even Castro admitted that Che was a racist. Yet millions of school girls continue to worship him. Why not worship David Duke? Or Richard Spencer? Or Me?

      • Janos Skorenzy December 28, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

        As was Marx btw. As were all men of the 19 Century worthy of the name. As are all sane men of today.

      • dannyboy December 28, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

        “Why not worship David Duke? Or Richard Spencer? Or Me?”

        BECAUSE YOU’RE A DOPE?

        a degenerate?

        a loser?

        a creep?

        …stop me when I’m wrong

        • Janos Skorenzy December 28, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

          The Highpoint of the Jewish tide was Whitefish, Montana. You were soundly defeated. The Troll Army will always be watching from now on. It never sleeps.

          I thought you were against conflict? You were just a few posts up. What happened? Gnothe Seauton, Danny.

          Professor Kevin MacDonald of Berkeley has studied Jews: he found they have much greater psychological complexity than non-Jews. So much so that it bewilders them as well. So you may be innocent to that degree. He amazed when a student in Madison and in the Anti-War Movement, how Jews could simply flip from pacifism for America to being War Hawks for Israel. And some of them were confused as well, he found.

          I have a similar complexity, but with self knowledge. Thus I can sympathize with you without losing my own point of view.

          Also he found many Jews have deep and violent fantasies of revenge against Whites and White Culture. Does this fit you as well?

          • dannyboy December 28, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

            Janos,

            I don’t expect you to have any correct idea about me or Jews. You live in a muddled state, far removed.

            As for your Daily Stormer White Supremacists. You deserve each other. Be together in your hate. Even God hates you.

            Sweet dreams

          • malthuss December 29, 2016 at 1:17 am #

            Also he found many Jews have deep and violent fantasies of revenge against Whites and White Culture. /

            He found this? How did he find this? What exactly did he find?

          • elysianfield December 29, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

            D

            “is saying “Drink His Milkshake” too provocative”?

            Yes, D, too provocative in every venue but Grindr. What will you come up with next.?

          • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

            e

            i got million$ of ’em

        • elysianfield December 28, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

          D,
          Enough with the Ad Hominem attacks….

          By the way, are you aware that “Pablo Escobar” in Spanish means…”Eat My Lunch”? He’s asking for it!

          • dannyboy December 28, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

            is saying “Drink His Milkshake” too provocative?

          • Janos Skorenzy December 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm #

            My hatchimal just hatched and it’s first words were, “Fuck you, Janos.” Danny, no doubt. Jews are big in toys.

            yahoo.com/news/apparently-people-think-hatchimals-saying-222444364.html

          • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 8:28 am #

            yes janos, “Jews are big in toys.”

            because we love our children.

            how’s your family?

          • Janos Skorenzy December 29, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

            And you’re big in Porn too. Same reason? Like pizza?

            It was a joke, Danny. But since you interjected yourself, you must be chastised.

          • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

            says “janos the porn addicted”

            and, while on this topic, why post on an internet forum about your porn addiction?

            can i surmise that it is among your greatest achievements?

          • Janos Skorenzy December 29, 2016 at 9:26 pm #

            Israel broadcast porn from a captured Palestinian station. A war crime you must admit.

          • S M Tenneshaw January 2, 2017 at 3:51 am #

            The following link isn’t porn, Skorskeevy baby. It’s jjust two fine sistas giving you the real lowdown on Israel.

            youtube.com/watch?v=E2UiXhv_0d8

    • Frankiti December 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

      Hiding behind yet another avatar, WPA, is cowardly.
      Hard to keep stirring the sh*t with your BS and when it all falls out of the pot (Bernie, Clinton…)

    • FincaInTheMountains December 28, 2016 at 11:32 pm #

      Anyway ideas cannot be killed with an ice axe or any kind of weapon

      No, ideas can not. But their particular carriers can.

  70. elliot r December 28, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

    “2014 US State Department-sponsored coup against Ukraine’s elected government”

    What makes Ukraine’s Euro-Maidan a US sponsored coup? I’ve read this goofy shit from Kunstler now multiple times without a scrap of evidence. Is he actually saying sympathetic statements by US state department officials is the equal of Nixon in Chile? Kennedy in Dominica Republic? Brezhnev in Afganistan?

    If ones going to justify a military invasion of a forien nation’s territory on the grounds that Kruschev got “drunk one night” and gave it to Ukraine, why not go further and ask the question “How did all those Russian speakers get to Crimea in the first place? Russia did the same thing in 1783, so technically it was part of Russia less time than America has been in existence but I digress.

    Calling Ukraine a failed state is about as truthful as calling Russian Elections fair and open. Ukraine’s a pretty fucked up place politically, but unlike Russia (and now Crimea), it has a freepress. If James Kunstler was a Russian citizen, he’d have to ask for Russian government approval to run this website. Something tells me they’d give him the green light.

    Which begs the question, what’s the point in referencing elections in Crimea as evidence of the annexations legitimacy if pro-Ukrainian opinions are silenced? Unless, Kunstler is only interested in keeping a seat open for him self on the Fox News of Russia, RT.

    Kunstler’s attitude toward Ukraine’s Euro-Maidan would be laughable if not for the fact that Ukraine’s innocent president used the type of force and enough of it to make Chicago in 68 look like a hippy love-in. People were gathering by the thousands in Kiev’s main square before the contentious decision. I suppose they were the instigators of violence for protesting their government’s actions, such is the logic of Russian nationalism.

    Mr. Kunstler in this regard is an excellent example of a brilliant writer occupying the same mind as a schizophrenic isolationist contrarian. Most of the people I know who believe Bigfoot shot Kennedy are also very intelligent, most.

    It’s not only stupid people who are sometimes capable of convincing them selves of any thing if it validates their world view.

    What’s next Mr. Kunstler? Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by the Ukrainian government which mistook the plane for Putin’s jet in an attempted assassination and the Dutch governments investigation’s to the contrary are American Propaganda? This is the intellectual caliber you align your self with by going on RT.

  71. KesaAnna December 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

    ” If James Kunstler was a Russian citizen, he’d have to ask for Russian government approval to run this website. Something tells me they’d give him the green light. ”

    Given the absolutely huge amount of really sleazy porn pouring out of Russia these days, I would guess that Russian Government approval these days isn’t much different from U.S. Government approval.
    Lol.

    • elliot r December 28, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

      Porn isn’t political so no censorship need apply.

  72. Frankiti December 28, 2016 at 6:36 pm #

    “Finally, in foreign affairs, there is Obama’s mystifying campaign against the Russian Federation. ”

    There is really nothing mystifying at all. The global banking/finance syndicate needs its muscle, mostly the US with help from the EU, to get Russia on board with the program. Too much money, resources, and customers there to not be under their rule, and too many smaller roguish satellite states under its influence. Russia is the last domino standing behind the push for total global hegemony.

    China whored itself out fast and easy, and subsequently, its fate is inextricably linked with the west’s (China is the host to the western consumption parasite).
    Russia still stands. Defiantly. The new world order hinging on the last matryoshka.

  73. KesaAnna December 28, 2016 at 6:44 pm #

    From Janet’s link ;

    ” …international students, who come to America because this nation provides the best education in the world. ”

    physical plants that look exactly like palaces , educations that no 18 year old , who wasn’t already an aristocrat , can plausibly afford —

    — and you no longer manufacture a can-opener that actually works.

    ” Do you realize that you are reasoning with dopes? ”

    I dunno about her, but I am well aware that Westerners are stupid as shit, and Americans are the dumbest of all.
    but I doubt that is what you were driving at . lol.

    • Frankiti December 28, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

      For people as stupid as sh*t, they sure know how to make it rain.
      It’s also remarkable that all the non-westerners are determined to be with them in their sh*t holes.

      The problem with westerners is willful ignorance.
      The problem with most of the rest of the world is oblivious gnorance.

      Making a choice to act stupidly as opposed to just being stupid.
      Not sure which is better.

  74. KesaAnna December 28, 2016 at 9:35 pm #

    ” ….they sure know how to make it rain. ”

    For barely two generations.

    Never mind turning out history buffs, it might be kinda nice if your vaunted education could teach you folks even the most basic math skills.

    • KesaAnna December 28, 2016 at 10:07 pm #

      I mean , one of Kunstler’s cardinal ideas is the notion that the cheap energy era might have been a weird aberration that historically constituted an eye-blink of time —

      — one of those ideas , absent which, there would be scarce any reason to devote 5 minutes to him.

      But never mind, he often does contradict himself on that same point.
      So, whatever.

      • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 8:30 am #

        so you’re here by mistake?

    • Frankiti December 28, 2016 at 10:21 pm #

      Surely, Greeks don’t have lifespans of 2000 or more years…

    • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 11:54 am #

      U.S. is above
      Russia is below.
      Simple

      to see evidence of the Truth of this haiku, just watch the “mirror trades” in the international banks.

      Those trades used to turn rubles that were stuck in Russia into dollars stashed outside Russia.

  75. FincaInTheMountains December 29, 2016 at 12:47 am #

    …on the Fox News of Russia, RT — elliot

    RT is rather an analog of AP, not Fox

  76. janet December 29, 2016 at 1:10 am #

    “A week has gone by since Donald Trump admitted he’s only been to “two or three” of his daily presidential national security briefings. There have been 36 of them since the day he secured enough electoral college votes to be appointed president …

    Most would agree the #1 job of the leader of any country is to keep its people safe. There is no more important meeting every day for the President than the one where he learns what the day’s potential threats are to the country. That Trump would find it too cumbersome or too annoying to have to sit through 20 minutes of listening to his top intelligence people tell him who’s trying to kill us today, simply boggles the mind.” –Michael Moore

    • Billy Hill December 29, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

      I would point out to Mr. Moore that the current resident attended fewer than half the briefings in his first term. Even the WaPo admits this:
      washingtonpost.com/opinions/obamas-hypocrisy-on-intelligence-briefings/2016/12/19/8b1fbed0-c5f4-11e6…

      Oh well. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, as they say.

      • Q. Shtik December 29, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

        the current resident attended fewer than half the briefings in his first term. – Billy Hill

        =============

        touche!

      • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

        someone here’s got to know that 50% is greater than 5%, or 8%…wait a second, this is the cfn comments that we’re in.

        never mind

        • Billy Hill December 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

          It’s the principle, the principle D-Boy. Best not to condemn another’s behavior for the same displayed by one’s hero. But Mr. Moore is large — very large — and contains multitudes, and as you imply, do the math and a matter of principle becomes merely a matter of degree.

        • Q. Shtik December 29, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

          The stated figure was NOT 50% but “fewer than half” and fewer than half is a range from 0 to 49.99%

          • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

            that’s thinking clearly!

            a better example of Billy Hill’s relativism would hard to find

  77. janet December 29, 2016 at 1:19 am #

    “So, my fellow Americans, when the next terrorist attack happens — and it will happen, we all know that — and after the tragedy is over, amidst the death and destruction that might have been prevented, you will see Donald Trump acting quickly to blame everyone but himself. He will suspend constitutional rights. He will round up anyone he deems a threat. He will declare war, and his Republican Congress will back him.” –Michael Moore

    How do you like it now, gentlemen?

    • Billy Hill December 29, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

      Enough of Michael Moore. Hath Jon Stewart yet opined? We demand gravitas!

      • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

        i can be serious, if the situation requires

        what d’ya want to know?

  78. janet December 29, 2016 at 1:22 am #

    “And no one will remember that Trump wasn’t paying attention to the growing threat. Wasn’t attending the daily national security briefings. Was playing golf instead or meeting with celebrities or staying up til 3am tweeting about how unfair CNN is. He said he didn’t need to be briefed. “You know, I think I’m smart. I don’t need to hear the same thing over and over each day for eight years.” That’s what he told Fox News on December 11th when asked why he wasn’t attending the security briefings. Don’t forget that date and his hubris as we bury the dead next year.” –Michael Moore

  79. janet December 29, 2016 at 1:27 am #

    White Supremacist Groups Will ‘Revolt’ if Trump Disappoints Them, Leaders Say

    “Jared Taylor, a white supremacist who runs the self-termed “race-realist” magazine American Renaissance, said the president-elect had already backpedalled on several pledges that had fired up the far-right. “At first he promised to send back every illegal immigrant. Now he is waffling on that.”

    David Cole, a self-proclaimed Holocaust revisionist and Taki magazine columnist, envisaged the movement sliding into bickering and in-fighting, stuck in “rabbit warrens” of online trolling rather than policy shaping. …

    … Weber, Taylor and Brimelow – all classified as “extremists” by the Southern Poverty Law Center – said Trump’s victory energised the far-right and that the movement can grow with or without White House help.

    The young crowd that roared “Hail Trump” at last month’s gathering in Washington will fight for its beliefs no matter what, Brimelow [founder of the webzine Vdare.com] said. “None of them were looking for jobs in the Trump administration. These are not party loyalists. They know they’re entirely outside the establishment consensus. And they’re used to guerrilla warfare.” –The Guardian

  80. janet December 29, 2016 at 1:53 am #

    “Surely, Greeks don’t have lifespans of 2000 or more years…”

    Greeks still exist today. The region where Greeks live was already settled, and agriculture initiated, during the Paleolithic era as evidenced by finds at Petralona and Franchthi caves.

    So, yes, Greeks… Greek people… have been around more than 2,000 years.

  81. KesaAnna December 29, 2016 at 2:24 am #

    “A week has gone by since Donald Trump admitted he’s only been to “two or three” of his daily presidential national security briefings. There have been 36 of them since the day he secured enough electoral college votes to be appointed president … ”

    Who gives these briefings ?

    ” There is no more important meeting every day for the President than the one where he learns what the day’s potential threats are to the country. That Trump would find it too cumbersome or too annoying to have to sit through 20 minutes of listening to his top intelligence people tell him who’s trying to kill us today….. ”

    WHO gives these briefings ?

    ” …He will suspend constitutional rights. He will round up anyone he deems a threat. He will declare war, ….”

    And who will do that ? Is he planning on doing it by himself, planning on borrowing the North Korean police, what ?

    Umm, maybe it will be done by the people who give those briefings?

    Maybe ?

    Noooo , the people you just exalted, and the people you suggested might be a threat 20 seconds later, couldn’t be the same people could they be ?

    On second thought, Americans aren’t stupid.
    They are superstitious religious kooks who make ISIS look like cynical, skeptical, secularists.
    ^^

    • janet December 29, 2016 at 3:04 am #

      Trump has now admitted he has no plan to deal with ISIS. Trump is not qualified to be the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

      • messianicdruid December 29, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

        All that needs to happen is to quit funding them. Okay, cut out the training too.

  82. janet December 29, 2016 at 3:03 am #

    Exhibit A:
    Obama’s current RealClearPolitics average job approval rating is +12.1.

    Exhibit B:
    Trump’s current RealClearPolitics average favorable rating is -4.7.

    Exhibit C:
    Obama’s current RealClearPolitics average favorable rating is +15.

    You might say: Didn’t Trump just defeat Clinton despite his own massive unpopularity?

    Well, here’s Exhibit D:
    Clinton’s current RealClearPolitics average favorable rating is -12.6.

    Obama is vastly more popular than Trump, Clinton was not, ipso facto Obama would have won a third term in office had he been on the ticket.

    Obama was correct to say he would have won a third term by beating Trump.

    • Billy Hill December 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

      But it was incorrect for him to have said it.

      Your pundit du jour Michael Moore analyzed the heartland vote and determined that it was Obama voters who voted for Trump.

      So really — who knows? Fact is, we grow weary of our presidents by year 6 if not earlier.

      • messianicdruid December 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

        Re Elect Nobody. So simple people think I’m retarded.

  83. FincaInTheMountains December 29, 2016 at 6:09 am #

    Bad news

    We’re up for a rough New Year. It appears Hillary is back and ruling the White House.

    I can not think of another explanation of recent events and complaints of Donald Trump regarding the sabotage of transfer of power by current occupant of the White House.

    I said current occupant, I didn’t say Barack Obama.

    yahoo.com/news/m/0f72ba2b-8405-35e0-8aa8-63b4423e8d34/ss_%E2%80%98smooth-transition-not!%E2%80%99%3A…

    Just recently he could not praise enough Barak Obama, saying that talks to him on the phone three or four times a day, and now …

    FOX5 essentially confirms all that I told about the participation of Obama in the election campaign of Hillary Clinton, but is afraid or unwilling to say word coup d’etat

    yahoo.com/news/ed-klein-seems-obama-having-125242017.html

  84. BackRowHeckler December 29, 2016 at 6:50 am #

    A large indoor shopping mall shut down the other night on a busy shopping day. Local news states a ‘disturbance’ by ‘local teenagers’ as the reason.

    Hmmm, local teenagers? Jug Head and his gang from the Archie comic strip vs Bobby V and Annette Funiciello and the group from Beach Blanket Bingo? This warrants further investigation, thought I.

    Sure enough, video soon emerged of this ‘disturbance by ‘local teenagers’: a sea of black faces, hundreds fierce warriors from the Xhosa tribe in Hartford meeting in open combat equally fierce warriors from the Zulu tribe from E Hartford at the food court, mom, buddy and sis running for the exits, cops being pummeled, chairs and tables overturned, fists flying, chaos and mayhem.

    Evidently this was a nationwide event.

    Not a happy shopping experience.

    Its astonishing how fast these suburban towns surrounding Hartford turned; it seems like yesterday they were stable, white, middle class enclaves. Overnight they have transformed into vicious no go welfare colonies, an extension of the dysfunctional capital city. What’s regrettable is that every one of them were built on what was formerly productive farmland. But once the interstate was cut thru, and the CT legislature passed a law allowing section 8 welfare recipients to take their ‘benefit’ out of the city, the fate of these inner suburbs was sealed. Now its too late.

    I used to wonder what would bring these large shopping malls down. My prediction always has been they couldn’t last, that some day they’d end up as dusty, decrepit and abandoned as a Carnegie Steel Mill in W Virginia that once employed 10,000 people. I thought it would be the ‘peak oil’ that Jim writes about. Little did I know it would be tribal warfare out of Africa, and a new company called ‘Amazon’.

    brh

  85. BackRowHeckler December 29, 2016 at 7:07 am #

    and welcome back Danny from Manhattan; I thought you’d abandoned this site for good.

    From now on once again I’ll have to be more circumspect about posts mentioning NYC, our distinguished neighbor to the south, the source of so much of our prosperity, and our trouble.

    brh

    • FincaInTheMountains December 29, 2016 at 7:57 am #

      Yeah, you right BRH – bad news, indeed. Janet keep sticking around and now she got reinforcements. And ddos coupla days ago…

      • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 8:45 am #

        Finc,

        that’s cold.

        why would you align me with anyone on cfn? i have my likes and dislikes about each poster (excepting janos, of course). you must know that i respect your posts, as they always highlight how our governments strive to put their peoples in conflict, especially with other sovereigns.how could i hate russians, i am of russian descent?

        and BRH, i feel you. i worked at the CNB for its president and saw, firsthand what was Hartford’s fate.

        of course nyc holds blame in all this. most ideas come out of the Great City, both good and bad.

  86. FincaInTheMountains December 29, 2016 at 8:23 am #

    Russian sappers Demining Aleppo

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/arguendi/47553507/2649704/2649704_900.jpg

    Graffiti on the wall: Checked – No Mines

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/arguendi/47553507/2648720/2648720_900.jpg

  87. pequiste December 29, 2016 at 8:36 am #

    BackRowHeckler supposes that the “disturbance” at the mall in Hartford is due to a company called Amazon and tribal warfare from Africa.

    Well BRH you are half right — and Amazon only makes for empty shopping places not violent ones.

    The full chimp-out “Boxing Day” riots that occurred in over a dozen malls across the land (and you can bet that Black Lives Matter will have nothing to say about it; the Rev. Al ” Race Card” SHarpton will be silent; Prof. Cornel West will posit that it is only a manifestation of the youthful joyous exuberance in celebrating Kwanzaa) displays the raising and mollycoddling of a particular demographic subset that has been nurtured from the bully pulpit of that very same Barack “Barry Soetoro” Hussain Obama over the course of the last eight years.

    President-elect Donald J. Trump will have a quite different optique on how to handle this issue I’m sure.

    • malthuss December 29, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

      See Drudge. Amazon will have blimps.

  88. FincaInTheMountains December 29, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    Syria Cease-Fire To Take Effect At Midnight On Dec. 30

    The United States has been sidelined in recent negotiations and is not due to attend the next round of peace talks in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, a key Russian ally.

    huffingtonpost.com/entry/syria-ceasefire_us_5864f6b3e4b0eb5864883e71

    A new Sheriff is in town!

  89. beantownbill. December 29, 2016 at 10:25 am #

    Lying in bed this morning,, I was thinking that what if there were holes in space and time and I was unknowingly thrust into one of them into another universe, one which was

    • FincaInTheMountains December 29, 2016 at 10:28 am #

      … one which was inhabited by incomplete sentences

    • beantownbill. December 29, 2016 at 10:35 am #

      Exactly like ours, except for one detail. This is how I feel in the morning when I’m I think about Donald Trump as president: That God has it in for me and moved me over to a weird universe where the Donald rules. It seems so cartoonish that he is our next chief executive, so unreal. What a world!

      I know how strange my mind works.
      ..

      • capt spaulding December 29, 2016 at 10:45 am #

        You have been transported to Bizarro world. Remember the old Superman comics? The Bizarro president-elect is taking over, and appointing his own Bizarro cabinet. People who are the antithesis of what their departments stand for. Kinda like putting toothpaste in charge of the dept. of orange juice.

        • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 11:34 am #

          Just a heads up to those people who voted against things because it was just so damned exciting:

          Trouble in store for the vulnerable.

          • malthuss December 29, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

            ?

          • capt spaulding December 29, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

            !!

          • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

            malthuss,

            to explain:

            Many got themselves all excited about voting against the current situation.

            I believe that those same people will be REALLY FUCKED.

            if there something in that that you don’t agree with, let’s discuss.

          • elysianfield December 29, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

            “if there something in that that you don’t agree with, let’s discuss.”

            D,
            I would be happier if, as part of our foreign policy, Trump would cut Israel loose. We, by extension, are hoist on the same petard as the Israelis, and suffer the opprobrium of the entire middle east, and their citizens. Trump, however, is a strong supporter of Zion. Israel continues to “stress” the Palestinians, and this will not but allow for continued attacks in Europe, and this country.

            Ron Paul once said that “Israel can certainly take care of itself…they have nuclear weapons…”. I would like to see the US out of the Middle East entirely.

          • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

            is this in something i wrote?

            i never know how my Comments will be misconstrued next

            just know that they will

          • Billy Hill December 29, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

            “Many got themselves all excited about voting against the current situation.

            I believe that those same people will be REALLY FUCKED.”

            What about those who voted For the current situation? Will they claim exception from the future, or just sit around on the Titanic deck saying “I told You So!!!” ?

          • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 7:01 pm #

            Billy Hill,

            I can’t say with certainty what those who voted for maintaining the current situation will do, although I should be able to surmise from those around me. I currently live in Manhattan and from what I see, most are attempting resistance to the difficulties that they imaging ahead. The obvious is the City’s preparations to resist Federal pressure for Registrations or Deportations. I expect these efforts will succeed. On the other hand, there is glee in the financial circles as deregulation and tax breaks are savored.

            For myself, I feel neither glee nor dread. I try to keep a level head and assess the unfolding situation. You may know that I recently visited homes in Columbia as another safe haven. If need be, I will ride things out elsewhere, if things become too disruptive.

            As always, I expect that many will just be kicked up and down.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 29, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

        And it would have been so NORMAL to have a Demon Sow like Hillary Clinton as President. And she would sown the seeds of Jihad in our beloved land. Our own Mama Merkel.

        But yes, Trump is wrong about the West Bank Settlements, and Obama and Kerry are correct. Trump is far too beholden to the dark powers of this world, despite his many virtues.

  90. beantownbill. December 29, 2016 at 10:40 am #

    Is this how you are punishing me for not believing.you exist?

    • malthuss December 29, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

      is the . accidental in yr one liner?

      • beantownbill. December 29, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

        Yes

        • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

          there are no accidents

          • Janos Skorenzy December 29, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

            Insofar as things happen without intention, there are accidents. Most such things have no inner or greater significance either. Don’t be a miracle junkie.

          • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 8:12 am #

            janos

            you are the most confused person (?) ever!

            EVERYTHING results from Intention.

            Including Creation

            and cfn posting

            (but you may be the exception given the disturbances in you)

  91. beantownbill. December 29, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    Carrie Fisher dies and the next day so does her mother. Surely there’s a lesson here to be learned.

    • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 11:36 am #

      Grief is a strong emotion.

      • malthuss December 29, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

        Being almost 85 is not reached by most.

        • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

          mothers love daughters

          • malthuss December 30, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

            She was Protestant with a Jewish daughter.
            I once was at a party where the host had worked for Debbie Reynolds, for about a decade.
            He had a few stories about her.
            Not good stories.

          • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 6:51 pm #

            so when Debbie Reynolds said, just before dying “I want to be with her” it was just some Protestant thing?

            what’s your point? Protestant mothers DON’T love their daughters, Protestant mothers don’t love their Jewish daughter?

            c’mon

  92. barbisbest December 29, 2016 at 1:32 pm #

    Peru. D.B. Peru

    • Janos Skorenzy December 29, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

      Code? To announce the attack is about to begin? Or guide the UFO’s into her area?

      • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

        lost

        again?

        • Janos Skorenzy December 29, 2016 at 4:15 pm #

          Be cool, fool.

          • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

            Janos,

            Is this comment the final expression of your porn addiction?

            Does your impulse to scour the Personals for ads from “incarcerated amputees” also play a part?

  93. janet December 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

    “Trump is far too beholden to the dark powers of this world, despite his many virtues.” –janos

    That didn’t take long. From Glorious Savior to Just Another Politician in less than a month.

    You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Trump could turn out to be Hillary’s Manchurian candidate, her New York liberal White House infiltrator.

    • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

      “her New York liberal White House infiltrator.”

      definitely not

      perhaps something to do with russian interests

  94. elysianfield December 29, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs…

    The BBC this PM reports that Obama has ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the US within 72 hours. Obama states that it is in retaliation for the “Russian interference in our election”, and further stated that other sanctions/actions will follow.

    What could possibly be the benefit, considering a transfer of power on 20 Jan, and with it an immediate order for normalized relations with Russia?

    • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 5:15 pm #

      limit further intrusions

      • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

        d

        The expulsions are entirely superficial, as are many of your responses to posts on this site.

        Limit intrusions? Hardly. Putin literally bitch-slapped Obama by not responding in kind…offers to host US Diplomats’ children to New Year festivities in the Kremlin.

        • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

          “The expulsions are entirely superficial, as are many of your responses to posts on this site.” – elysianfield

          so then you’ll stop replying

          • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

            “so then you’ll stop replying”

            .
            d,
            My replies are for your own good…from an irritation, a pearl often forms.

            I am waiting….

          • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

            so far you are very irritating

            and i do have a trove of natural pearls

            but i’m missing the causation

  95. michael December 29, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    We got the TV now.
    Makes sure no unwanted ideas can rise above the general din.
    The ice axe goes back to its orginal business.

  96. michael December 29, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    What do I have to do to reply to a specifc post?
    No degrees of freedom detected in performing operations.
    Conclusion: poorly programmed surveillance bots are interfering with the proper functioning of this web site.

    • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

      use the “Reply” button provided at the bottom of the Comment.

      • Q. Shtik December 29, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

        Keep your eyes peeled DB, for reasons unknown to me a Reply button does not always appear.

        • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 7:04 pm #

          then the “nesting” has been exceeded

          in that case, just indicate whos comment you are replying too.

          (too much “nesting” makes for a zero hedge

          and you know how nutty that is

  97. volodya December 29, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

    EF, there’s no way to adequately measure the full-of-shitness of the political class. Israel can take care of itself, so can those cafe layabouts in Europe. THere’s no scenario where there’s a benefit to the world at large for a state of animosity between the US and Russia, nor to have the US upending nation states no matter if they’re barbarous despotisms simply because Americans have not got the knowledge nor the ability to create polities out of the resulting chaos.

    • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

      youtube.com/watch?v=uP0sC_s5EfE

    • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

      V,
      I fully agree. There was no NATO, no overwhelming American presence in Europe within the lifespan of several of those who post on this site…it does not have to be considered the natural order of things for NATO to exist.

      Israel fulfilled a need when we needed a proxy in the Middle East to project power and protect energy/business interests. The relationship has far passed the point of diminishing returns, and now the ledger is writ with red ink.

      Trump is a clean slate…he may as yet be unencumbered by our earlier predispositions and weapons vendors. Peace with Russia, North Korea, California…possibilities.

      • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

        California will not truck with Trump and his Climate Deniers

        • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

          d,
          Yes, I thought I was stretching it a bit with Cali….

          • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 6:53 pm #

            see how nice it is when we agree

            (or even agree to disagree)

  98. janet December 29, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

    “What could possibly be the benefit, considering a transfer of power on 20 Jan, and with it an immediate order for normalized relations with Russia?” –elysianfield

    There will not be normalized relations with Russia after Jan. 20 because Republicans like John McCain (Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman), Paul Ryan, Linsey Graham, Tom Cole, etc. will block any attempt by Trump to “normalize” relations.

    If you were a Republican pro-American nationalist, you would not even ask the question. The answer would be obvious.

    “Russia does not share America’s interests. In fact, it has consistently sought to undermine them, sowing dangerous instability around the world” –House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

    Y’all forget about a little thing called checks and balances. Trump is not king when it comes to foreign policy because Congress holds the purse strings. It’s in the Constitution. Check it out.

    • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

      he’s counting on having china kick congress’ ass

      (sorry, but that’s how he thinks)

      enjoy!

      • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

        “he’s counting on having china kick congress’ ass

        (sorry, but that’s how he thinks)

        d,

        No, he thinks you need to work on your posts…

        Capitalization
        Punctuation
        Sentence structure
        Decorum

        • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

          can i use that CPSD thang?

          • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 7:26 pm #

            “can i use that CPSD thang?”

            Yes, Our gift to you…uhh, is that tax deductible?

          • dannyboy December 31, 2016 at 8:24 am #

            e, more insightful than you even intended!

            like you, i have been reviewing my tax position at year-end.

            One of the deductions i thought to maximize is Contributions. now stay with me, as this has something to do with cfn (not much on that Patreon thing, however).

            One of the year-end gifts that i thought to make was to my dear alma mater. Now I bet you see the connection! I started writing “Colombia” to replace “Columbia” (and vica versa in both places.

            The next were Charitable Donations. Again i thought to the Burburry’s Trench Coat that I had donated as soon as janos commented that he planned to visit nyc with the intention of stalking me in that coat. His delusion included how he’d switch his shitty coat with mine, deceptively return it and get some kind of reward (sorry that I can’t make better sense of his delusional rantings).

            Good luck with the Tax Man!

          • elysianfield December 31, 2016 at 11:22 am #

            d,
            Allow me to boast. I have, in my life, been audited by the IRS twice…once a full-on Corporate, Business, Personal audit, the second, a mere demand notice.

            I personally handled the audits, and received a no-change…both times.

            Know anybody who can say that?

            Regarding contributions…I have always prepared and filed my own taxes. In my impending near-penury, I currently take the standard deduction, as I will render unto Caesar….

            Retired…no job, no watch, little income, no recordkeeping!

          • dannyboy December 31, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

            kudos

            Treasury got me for Fraud.

            I just pay the Extortion Money

    • messianicdruid December 29, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

      “The United States Government does not share Russia’s interests. In fact, it has consistently sought to undermine them, sowing dangerous instability around the world” – messianicdruid attempting realism

    • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

      “There will not be normalized relations with Russia after Jan. 20 because Republicans like John McCain (Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman), Paul Ryan, Linsey Graham, Tom Cole, etc. will block any attempt by Trump to “normalize” relations.”

      Janet….

      Trump…”Vlad, ignore those whining ass-holes…bad men go away soon….”

      Putin…”Da”

      Insofar as Trump and Putin can remain on friendly terms, the caterwauling of Congress will be of no issue.

      • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 4:29 pm #

        “Insofar as Trump and Putin can remain on friendly terms”

        Trump can’t get along with anyone for 5 minutes

  99. tucsonspur December 29, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

    Many who voted for Trump are uneasy, wondering about his commitment to his promises.

    It’s more than conceivable that his focus might be on political finance. Trump has proposed private equity investment as a means of funding huge infrastructure projects rebuilding roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, etc., with billions of dollars in tax credits for private investors.

    While these firms can provide money upfront and partner with local organizations to get things done, the question is, at what expense?

    This past Sunday, the NYT featured a front page article titled, “pumping private profits from public works”, mentioning 3 or 4 cities that used private investment to repair decaying water or sewer systems, including Bayonne, N.J.

    Since Kohlberg Kravits Roberts entered the picture in Bayonne, rates have risen almost 28%, and city officials promised a four year rate freeze that never came about. Substantial returns are guaranteed for these firms, written into the contracts.

    Presently these private investments are relatively small in scope, but you can bet that Trump doesn’t think small. It’s easy to imagine the fortunes that can be made by these PIFs on a trillion dollar project.

    Will his children invest? One way or another, he will benefit.
    The money will leave the bottom and follow the well worn path to the top.

    I may be able to live with that, as long as the border is secured, the illegals removed, Muzzies kept out, and sanctuary cities done away with.

    Needless to say, I want to see the man with the marmalade mane in action. (Sorry, I thought of it first.)

    • beantownbill. December 29, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

      Feeling uneasy and concerned? Why wouldn’t you, considering that politicians are scumbags and liars?

    • janet December 29, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

      “I may be able to live with that, as long as the border is secured, the illegals removed, Muzzies kept out, and sanctuary cities done away with.” –tucsonspur

      None of that illegal stuff will happen. Congress won’t go along with it. The country was founded on the principle of religious freedom, on welcoming immigrants, on protecting the rights of minorities. The majority of the country still believes in our founding principles. Trump can only lose by trying to mess with that.

      Trump’s focus is, as you suggest, on personal enrichment. Is it our concern how rich he is or how rich he will become as president? Trump is backtracking on his promises daily. He has not had a press conference in over 150 days. Why should he? He has no desire to be asked inconvenient questions.

      Keep to yourself. Mind your own business. Don’t stir up trouble. Trump will take care of what matters, which is his own family’s wealth.

    • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 7:07 pm #

      trump’s only concern is money

      there is no second.

      everything else is lies

      to get money

      • Janos Skorenzy December 29, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

        Remember, you don’t care about such things. At least that’s what “Danny” said yesterday.

        • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

          Janos,

          You confuse yourself.

          My Comments pre-Election indicated that I try my best to AVOID discussing Elections and Religion.

          Now, I know that, absent a life, you do spend an inordinate amount of time discussing how stupid others are in their voting choices and how their religion harms you.

          How can I even talk with you in your muddled state?

          Also, earlier I had suggested that you get straight before it was too late.

          Now it is too late.

  100. beantownbill. December 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    I’m going to conduct a test.

    Oh, by the way, since it’s almost the new year, first I’d like to list a few things I would like to see happen in 2017:

    Israel leaves the UN.

    Israel kicks fundamentalist Muslim butt, successfully invades Iran, and wipes out the source of radical Islamic terror, and Cat Stephens, aka Yusef Islam,seeing which way the wind is blowing, converts back to Christianity.

    Israel, after radical advances in horticulture, uses food as a weapon against its enemies, and saves the US from starvation when global warming creates a new dust bowl in our Midwest.

    In return for food, Israel forces the US to drop out of the UN and kick it out of the country. Developers then take over and convert the UN property into a large, mixed-use development which adds thousands of jobs and revitalizes the city. Of course, Trump takes credit for it.

    • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

      “UN and kick it out of the country. Developers then take over and convert the UN property into a large, mixed-use development which adds thousands of jobs and revitalizes the city.” beantownbill, you lost credibility with this.

      “Of course, Trump takes credit for it.” you gained back some credibility with this

    • Janos Skorenzy December 29, 2016 at 7:48 pm #

      Israel needs to pay back all the money is has taken from us. Foreign Aid is a racket, totally unconstitutional.

  101. janet December 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    The Chinese Solar Juggernaut that Trump Can’t Stop

    Donald Trump has pronounced solar power “too expensive” and has pledged to revive the use of coal. The former is a falsehood, the latter a genocide. (Coal kills people with lung disease and global warming). Moreover, Trump keeps complaining that China is eating Americans’ lunch with regard to bilateral trade. But if he doesn’t back American solar industry, he’ll be giving the economy of the future away to . . . China. –Juan Cole

    juancole.com/2016/12/chinese-solar-juggernaut.html

    ——————

    POPULAR VOTE 2016 ELECTION

    Clinton … 65 million
    Trump …. 62 million

    • beantownbill. December 29, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

      Considering the century is already one-sixth over, the US should be employing 21st century technology for its energy needs, not revert back to 19th century methods. Sure, we got lots and lots of.coal to burn, why not use it? Cough, cough.

      Maybe China will let the remnants of our population emigrate to their Martian colonies.

      • tucsonspur December 29, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

        Hey Bean, still going to those casinos? Is my memory correct?

        • beantownbill. December 29, 2016 at 7:13 pm #

          Nah. Haven’t gone in 2.5 years. For a long time I was ahead, but I began losing. I realized I was reverting to the mean, so I upped and quit. I figured if I kept going I would be a sucker. This isn’t to say I’ll never go back, but I have no plans to now.

          • tucsonspur December 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm #

            Right. When the deck runs cold….

            It’s good, you knew what to do.

      • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

        the US is playing the short game

        my plans go further out

    • Billy Hill December 29, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

      Coal is dead and buried and not coming back. The immediate future of power generation is natural gas. Beyond that, if the political will and technological expertise is there, lies non-weapons-oriented nuclear. Solar is like the collectible car driven only on weekends when it is not raining.

      • Frankiti December 29, 2016 at 10:31 pm #

        The problem has never been getting enough sun. It was storing the sun. The near future is collected and stored solar off grid

        • Frankiti December 29, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

          Solar roofs. Solar suburban streets. Solar flat roofs at strip malls

          • dannyboy December 31, 2016 at 8:26 am #

            Suburban streets will soon be Section 8 housing.

        • beantownbill. December 30, 2016 at 12:35 am #

          You are absolutely correct. Solar will really come into its own when battery storage reaches the next level or two in development. Think about all that wasted solar energy that falls on the southwest or the Sahara.

          • Billy Hill December 30, 2016 at 8:33 am #

            Do batteries grow on trees?
            Audit the embedded fossil fuel energy in them and then make your calculation.

            I have no problem with solar PV but good luck powering cities. They are great at point-of-use. Not so great as central station power.

            The combination of wind and hydro (storage) in Scandanavia and Germany is fact today. So long as the wind blows in Denmark (which it does a lot) the excess energy can lift water in Norway to be used when demand exceeds supply or the wind is not so strong. Wonderful stuff. The same general principle applies to solar PV energy storage. But outside areas such as the US Southwest cloud cover introduces intermittency making your storage in effect a capacitor. Hydro doesn’t work here. Designing batteries that can handle the charge-discharge cycles over the lifetime of the system is the present challenge.

        • cbeard December 30, 2016 at 8:56 am #

          It doesn’t need to be stored. If every building in the many abundantly sunny areas in the U.S. had panels on the roof to use when the sun was shining and use power from the traditional grid at night. It could conceivably cut energy costs in half. Maybe battery technology will someday improve to the point that you wouldn’t need much traditional power generation. But that would cut into utility and shareholder profits. The aforementioned have so much money and political power due to lobbying, that it may be a long time coming. Its a combination of greed and stupidity that will forestall doing the right thing .

  102. janet December 29, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

    The world is one market, with some lags, so if Chinese panels fall dramatically in cost (they will) it cuts costs for everyone.

    The problem is that then it is the Chinese who get the profits on this $100 billion sector (which will grow in size), not American companies.

    What Trump and the GOP may actually accomplish is to create a loud whooshing sound of American energy dollars hurtling toward Beijing, while we are left with old costly inefficient coal and natural gas plants.

    How do you like it now, gentlemen? Was your Trump (“fuck you”) vote worth it?

    • Billy Hill December 29, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

      Combined-Cycle natural gas efficiencies are I think at least in the 60% range, possible as high as the 70’s. Coal is a non-starter and the plants will be retired sooner rather than later. There are certainly none being built today or in the future.

      Solar efficiencies are improving but that’s not really what solar is about.

      As for China building the panels (it ain’t just the panels Janet — it’s the inverters and power electronics where the real costs lie) so long as they accept those green pieces of paper we will into Being out of Nothingness — I say let them eat paper! Besides, as you have asserted in another incarnation, the Debt is an abstraction. Meaningless. A Tale told by an idiot. Full of Sound and Fury. Signifying Nothing.

      • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 7:13 pm #

        “so long as they accept those green pieces of paper we will into Being out of Nothingness — I say let them eat paper! Besides, as you have asserted in another incarnation, the Debt is an abstraction. Meaningless. A Tale told by an idiot. Full of Sound and Fury. Signifying Nothing.”

        sorry to break up the party
        need another plan
        oops!

        • Billy Hill December 30, 2016 at 8:54 am #

          DB– you are late to the party. I was referring to a comment made by wpa-ccc some time ago regarding the national debt. This likely preceded your arrival on the scene.

          Speaking of which —
          your posting style…
          little pin-pricks
          of consonants and vowels…
          (for the most part)

          Do you do acupuncture when not advising heads of state?

          • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 9:10 am #

            No i don’t do accupuncture.

            But i do many other things in addition to advising heads of state.

            You getting calls for advice much?

          • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

            “But i do many other things in addition to advising heads of state”

            d,
            Considering the clusterfuck that is the World we live in…can we blame you…or do they not take your advice?

          • dannyboy December 31, 2016 at 8:29 am #

            e,

            i am generous with my advise

            but you can’t make the self-serving see another way

            individually people can take my advice and thrive

      • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 6:45 pm #

        “Combined-Cycle natural gas efficiencies are I think at least in the 60% range, possible as high as the 70’s. Coal is a non-starter and the plants will be retired sooner rather than later. There are certainly none being built today or in the future.”

        Except for the dozens in China…heard one or more coming online each week….

    • Q. Shtik December 29, 2016 at 11:31 pm #

      so if Chinese panels fall dramatically in cost (they will) – janet

      ==============

      Do you mean ‘cost’ or ‘price’? They are not the same.

    • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

      ” Was your Trump (“fuck you”) vote worth it?”

      So far, yes.

      • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

        let me know how that post-coital headache feels on January 21

        • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

          d,
          If things go not according to plan, I will belly up to the computer and provide mea culpa.

          • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 6:56 pm #

            i hope that i am completely wrong, that things go smoothly (even if it goes your way, i will take that as success)

            i don’t scare

            but i worry

  103. barbisbest December 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm #

    Holy crap. Did they get Holefield? Hope not!!! I enjoyed those posts. No I’m not lost d.b. Just saying, you should consider Peru, because you wrote somethin about Columbia. BRH wrote Carrie Fisher dies and then her mother Debbie Reynolds dies the next day. Lesson? Daughters do love moms. 1990.. Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan has a dream of his funeral with mourners. He tells his crew about the dream. Next day, Stevie Ray dies in a helicopter crash. True. Lesson! Speaking of the post
    And out fearless leaders, the recently published book Culture of Corruption comes to mind. Everyone sucks 2016. Everyone might even suck more in 2017.

    • dannyboy December 29, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

      “No I’m not lost d.b.”- barbisbest, that Comment was directed to janos (he is the only one on cfn that is completely lost.).

      I visited Peru more than 45 years ago and really thought it great. But, for now my objective is to create another safe haven to sleep through trouble, should any appear. Columbia’s Rosario Island are perfect!

      As for Stevie Ray Vaughn. I’d like to acquire one of his hats. That’s a project that i will enjoy.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 29, 2016 at 10:05 pm #

        She’s chasing you, trying to give you the kidney she just extracted from her own body.

        Survival experts generally warn against Latin America. The people deeply resent “the gringo” in all his guises. Yes, Jews are chameleons and masters of survival, but some are less so than others.

        • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 8:07 am #

          janos

          my intention is to put wide distance between myself and you, and others like you.

          i am well received in every country i stay

          • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

            “i am well received in every country i stay”

            d,
            Your money, not you….

          • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

            e

            do you even have money?

          • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

            d,
            Not enough money to brag about…but when I had it I was never confused with the welcome it and I received…your statement is almost embarrassing…actually would be, but I think you know better…I will give you credit for your intelligence, perhaps not, however, for your social awareness.

          • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

            i think there is some kind of recognition in there, like a koan.

      • Q. Shtik December 29, 2016 at 11:22 pm #

        Columbia’s Rosario Island are perfect!

        As for Stevie Ray Vaughn. I’d like to acquire one of his hats. That’s a project that i will enjoy. – DB

        ===============

        Before you do anything learn how to spell Colombia.

        • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 9:11 am #

          you best contribution to date

          • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 10:42 am #

            I’m sure he learned how to spell it, knows how to spell it. As always, you mistake typing errors and spell-check errors with comprehension… and why you rise to nothing more than a pedant. The pitiful fate of rote learning when confronted with tacit knowledge writ large.

  104. tucsonspur December 29, 2016 at 7:51 pm #

    “popular vote 2016 election” Janet

    Clinton….65 million
    Trump….62 million

    Excuse me for being so taken with the coincidence. A month or two ago I proposed a hypothetical popular vote gap of 2.8 million in asking the question, “what is the maximum number of popular votes a candidate could lose by and still win the electoral college?”

    Let’s stretch it. Could one lose the pop vote by say, 8 million, and still win the electoral vote? The answer is yes, but not likely. Maybe Trump will do it in 2020. Important to be aware of who’s voting and where.

    At this point the “FU” vote was definitely worth it. The ecstatic satisfaction of crushing the Clinton’s, and seeing the left moan and groan, slobber and whimper, snivel and drivel, and in general be consummately crestfallen, has been a delight so delectably drummed in, it could not possibly dissipate this soon.

  105. barbisbest December 29, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

    Yes. He is one of those who is really lost. Too bad.So sad. Bad about Stevie Ray. True story. Cool dude S.R.V. I understand why you’d want one of his hats. You’re right d.b. moms love daughters and vice versa. Trump. Is D ISGUST a feeling?

    • Janos Skorenzy December 29, 2016 at 10:07 pm #

      You still prefer the criminal hag, Hillary? And I’m the one whose lost? Trump will have to work really hard to be worse than she was guaranteed to be.

  106. janet December 29, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

    India is now the third-largest solar market after China and the US. Will it use Chinese panels and other technology? Or American?

    The US government’s policies will help decide the answer to this question, on which the issue of American economic and technological supremacy in the 21st century will hang. The answer is in Trump’s cabinet appointments, all of them deeply entangled in the 19th century technology of bubbling crude.

    That China will be the leader on solar tech will give its companies the edge in buying up promising new technologies on the world market. Thus, Thermal Focus of China has just bought a proven Australian heliostat technology that uses lots of small mirrors to boil water to turn turbines. With every Chinese innovation and every such purchase, it gets further ahead of the United States in this field.

    Donald Trump: making America 19th century again

  107. Buck Stud December 29, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

    “On the other hand, there is glee in the financial circles as deregulation and tax breaks are savored.”–dannyboy

    I wonder if tax breaks and “trickle down” in the globalized year 2017 is not the same as trickle down in the 1980’s?

    IOW, where/ in what country will all the enormous tax break money be invested?

    • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

      i believe that you implicitly know the answer to your first question.

      Russia. Look closely at the Secy of State appointee. Also the financials of the Cabinet. Even The New Boss has left his fingerprints.

  108. Janos Skorenzy December 29, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

    dailystormer.com/canada-no-country-for-white-men/

    The Global Elite remain committed to wiping out Whites in North America. Having a small population compared with us, they might well achieve it there first. If things get bad here, we may have to force our way thru coastal British Columbia to reach Alaska, before fleeing to Siberia across the Bering Sea.

    • Frankiti December 29, 2016 at 10:21 pm #

      Janos the plant. Making sure this site is relegated to hate and fake news land.

      • K-Dog December 30, 2016 at 12:53 am #

        Thats the plan all right. Wheels within wheels and mirrors reflecting mirrors; all to keep serious intellectual discussion of our nations problems at bay as that would interfere with the master plan. JHK must have pissed the deep state off years ago and they have been here ever since this blogs beginning. Wheels within wheels.

        Have you contemplated the possibility that Janos is actually Black? If he wears a uniform I figure that would make total sense since then his intent would be to act like flypaper. If he works as a private contractor he could be any color of asshole.

        “There are wheels within wheels in this village, and fires within fires!”

      • Janos Skorenzy December 30, 2016 at 2:33 am #

        But did you watch the video, Frank? Or do you deny a priori that Whites are being ruthlessly discriminated against?

    • K-Dog December 30, 2016 at 12:41 am #

      Unfortunately if we don’t allow fake news we won’t be getting any real news that matters.

      Regarding the dailystormer the Nazi Christmas celebrations must be over. At Christmas the dailystormer had a picture of a huge table of Nazi generals with an undecorated tree in the corner about to eat a Christmas dinner.

      The photo was captioned with the message for all friends of the dailystormer to take the day off and enjoy time with family because it had been a very good year in which much has been accomplished.

      Contrast this with the current headline at Counterpunch.

      2016: The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

      It all depends on your perspective.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 30, 2016 at 2:34 am #

        Glad you have become a reader. We vill convert you, ja.

        • dannyboy December 31, 2016 at 11:27 am #

          “a reader”

          …sounds like lots of pictures

  109. Frankiti December 29, 2016 at 10:28 pm #

    WPA_CCC Asoka Absalom Janet

  110. nsa December 29, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

    Remove the votes of all the commies, fags, vismins, beaners, crones, single moms, ethnics, jooies, lezzies, trannies, academic nitwits, welfare scum, food stampers, pinkos, muzzies, perverts, cannibals, astrologers, rastas……and the vote count looks a lot better:

    Trumpster: 62 million
    Clinton: 0

    • tucsonspur December 30, 2016 at 1:08 am #

      You’re getting the point. Add to your list by viewing the following about 81/2 minutes in; for extra holiday cheer watch the entire 12 minutes or so.

      youtube.com/watch?v=jgSPO191GrQ

    • K-Dog December 30, 2016 at 1:09 am #

      Remove all the comments made by trolls in this blog and the comment count would go down to almost zero. Since I am here and I am real, the count does not go to absolute zero. Besides which that would be a very cold thing to say.

      • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 10:32 am #

        Exactly. They drive traffic. People that can’t see through WPA Asoka Janet’s act of debating for the sake of debating and posting inanities for the sake of provocation and Janos/Vlad’s act of posting hate for the sake of making the site a hate group forum. Yet still they are engaged… probably only by another fictitious avatar of the same person.

  111. K-Dog December 30, 2016 at 1:06 am #

    What is the plural of Janos?

    Janoses? Janosii?

    I don’t know but that there may be more than one is a possibility. Just as multiple aliases can be used by one, one alias may be used by many.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 30, 2016 at 2:31 am #

      Let’s exercise the brain of yours and perhaps exorcize a demon or two: dailystormer.com/the-deep-roots-of-the-jewish-war-on-christmas/

      The Jewish author decries that people accuse the Jews of warring against Christmas – and then in the next paragraph admits they are warring against Christmas and will continue to do so.

      Now how can he hold two contradictory ideas in his head at nearly the same time? Is he crazy or dumb? Or do they perhaps not contradict at all? They contradict if logical Truth is his goal or ideal. But if Winning is his goal, it’s not a contradiction at all – he merely chooses which one is more appropriate for his audience. I assume the article being referenced was written for Jews. On the other hand, they are getting very sloppy about covering their tracks lately. It’s a combination of the softness of victory over us and sometimes a desire to gloat. And of course some of them can’t imagine themselves being wrong about anything, ever. Whatever they say is of course the Truth, whether it makes sense or not or whether its contradictory or not. These types write great copy for us!

      • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 9:16 am #

        Janos,

        You must know that this obsession of yours with Jews is, well…

        …crazy

        So I won’t be taking your advice on writing

        • Janos Skorenzy December 30, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

          What with your attitude that Jews are always right no matter what and your general chutzpah as a person, you might as well be writing for us. You are our Ambassador without Portfolio, a veritable triple agent unbeknownst to yourself. We are just the tour guides who point you out to the wondering onlookers – and explain for the few who linger on with their mouths open in amazement.

          • dannyboy December 31, 2016 at 8:33 am #

            janos, i must reply!

            are you still wearing that cum-stained raincoat that triggered your delusions of coming to nyc, where we would lunch together?

            also, do you wear one shoe on one foot and a bare sock on the other?

          • elysianfield December 31, 2016 at 10:42 am #

            “are you still wearing that cum-stained raincoat”

            d,
            Had to laugh…great post…however, in the delusion, didn’t he steal the raincoat from…you?

          • dannyboy December 31, 2016 at 11:24 am #

            his delusion was crazy (kinda’ delusional squared):

            He finds me in nyc (identifying the Burberry), wrestles my fedora from some thief (a projection of his delusionary perspective on Manhattan’s population).

            I reward him with lunch!

            I, upon hearing this nightmare immediately donated away that coat, thus the year-end Deduction).

            but besides the outterware, is he wearing one sock on one foot and a bare shoe on the other?

          • Janos Skorenzy January 1, 2017 at 12:39 am #

            We’re dealing with another Kilgore Trout in Danny – an amateur writer of porn who tries to “insert” deeper meaning into his obscenities.

    • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 10:29 am #

      Vlad was on of his for a long time..

  112. FincaInTheMountains December 30, 2016 at 1:29 am #

    The BBC this PM reports that Obama has ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the US within 72 hours == elysianfield

    US will expel a bunch, Russia in response will expel a bunch – time for a new blood, January 20 is coming.

    Time to purge Neocons underground in both US and Russian governments.

  113. janet December 30, 2016 at 5:10 am #

    “You understand what I understood years ago.” –k=dog

    Your posts are hilarious if cryptic. So funny that you continue to confuse me with 100 post a day people who have not posted for years. But I’m enjoying you K-dogsoka and frankisoka.

    • janet December 30, 2016 at 5:12 am #

      ^100 post a day people/ entities/ robots/ trolls/ paid agents/ whatever … not me^

    • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 10:28 am #

      my only guess is that WPA Asoka Janet pays $100 per month through Patreon for the honor of spamming and posting diversions and propaganda on this site. Same holds true for Janos. That, or they are merely characters created by a fiction author and alive here in the style of Phil Hendrie.

      • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

        Frank,
        That our host would sell his legacy for that paltry amount is worthy of a comment from on high….

        • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

          At times I wonder if this forum is nothing but an inside joke haunted by writers masquerading as extremist characters that perhaps inhabit one of the author’s fictional worlds. I wouldn’t know, I don’t read his fiction.

          “I like non-fiction. There is so much to know about this world. I think you read something somebody just invented, waste of time.” -Mike Erganian.

          • K-Dog December 31, 2016 at 3:51 am #

            nothing but an inside joke haunted by writers masquerading as extremist characters

            I have wondered the exact same thing. Upon reflection I don’t think so because to masquerade successfully the ‘writers’ would be talented and being that talented they would have better things to do than be here every day.

            That is figuring things out sensibly but the other thing about it is that while my brain never stops considering alternate scenarios the fact is I can’t ignore the hard evidence I have found. The writers who are here every day were talented enough get very high scores on their ASVAB but gifted writers they are not.

            Frank, too bad you were not here years ago when Kunstler had tracking on this website and you could look at the source of incoming IP addresses. Until I pointed it out ‘they’ were too stupid or their programs had been thrown together too quickly for anyone to figure out that having The Department of Defense Network as the source of over half the incoming comment traffic was kind of a dead giveaway. The archives which carried my expose about all that here have long since been re-written.

            Your mind is playing with the phrase ‘writers masquerading’ because you wonder what Kunstler’s role in all this is.

            Wheels within wheels.

          • K-Dog December 31, 2016 at 3:54 am #

            And money makes those wheels go round.

          • Frankiti January 1, 2017 at 9:50 am #

            Initially, I only paid attention to the Kunstlercast, listening in since its inception. Then that stopped. Duncan went on to interview Trojans in bars and law offices.
            Started listening to the new podcasts.
            Started reading blog.
            Ignored comments initially.
            Read a few.
            Started commenting.
            Noticed a pattern.
            Time stamps indicating West coast and overseas… or perhaps extreme night owls.
            Same messages, same style.
            Different avatars.

        • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

          o.k.

          Kunstler has explained his position clearly, and it is his to make.

          1. He only kicks you out if you exhibit unacceptable manners.
          2. He has little time to moderate differing opinions.

  114. FincaInTheMountains December 30, 2016 at 6:05 am #

    MOSCOW, December 30 – RIA Novosti. Russian Foreign Ministry suggested President Vladimir Putin to expel 31 employee of the US Embassy and the four members of the US Consulate General in St. Petersburg, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

    Global cleansing of diplomatic and intelligence staff has begun. Trump will now send his own people to replace the Moscow team.

    • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

      Finc,
      BBC site said no expulsions….

      Many State Department postings are patronage driven…they will change soon after Inauguration.

  115. pequiste December 30, 2016 at 9:05 am #

    It took all this time, since the election, to figure out why Donald J. Trump was elected.

    Finally it came to me; as a long, painful, arduous, bloody session in the dentist chair was coming to a conclusion. Getting rid of politicians is like having a root canal plus a tooth extracted – long, painful, arduous, and bloody like the roots of the Clinton’s and the damage done to the nation by Barack “Barry Soetoro” Hussein Obama.

    The as to why Donald J. Trump* hit the sweet spot — because he is the Sam Kinison* (minus the screaming) of our political age:

    youtube.com/watch?v=Px4OYPxhQGk

    *He loves women; talks about the vote; and has the solution to world hunger among other pertinent issues. Enjoy.

    And finally, it has been quite a year this 2016.

    Best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful new year to the entire CFN.

  116. FincaInTheMountains December 30, 2016 at 9:33 am #

    Statement by the President of Russia

    We regard the recent unfriendly steps taken by the outgoing US administration as provocative and aimed at further weakening the Russia-US relationship. This runs contrary to the fundamental interests of both the Russian and American people. Considering the global security responsibilities of Russia and the United States, this is also damaging to international relations as a whole.

    As it proceeds from international practice, Russia has reasons to respond in kind. Although we have the right to retaliate, we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore Russian-US relations based on the policies of the Trump Administration.

    The diplomats who are returning to Russia will spend the New Year’s holidays with their families and friends. We will not create any problems for US diplomats. We will not expel anyone. We will not prevent their families and children from using their traditional leisure sites during the New Year’s holidays. Moreover, I invite all children of US diplomats accredited in Russia to the New Year and Christmas children’s parties in the Kremlin.

    It is regrettable that the Obama Administration is ending its term in this manner. Nevertheless, I offer my New Year greetings to President Obama and his family.

    My season’s greetings also to President-elect Donald Trump and the American people.

    I wish all of you happiness and prosperity.

    en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/53678

    • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 10:57 am #

      I skipped down to:

      “I wish all of you happiness and prosperity.”

      i agree

      enjoy the new years

      don’t let anyone scare you

      or take what is yours

      be free men

      • Q. Shtik December 30, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

        enjoy the new years – DB

        ==========

        Is there more than one?

        • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

          Q

          are you a grammer teacher?

          and, yes there will be more than one.

          so, i’m thinkin’ you’re petty

          and wrong

      • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

        “don’t let anyone scare you”
        “be free men”

        Yeah, in Colombia….

        • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

          e

          you know that i have returned to nyc, so why this Comment?

          in my opinion, it will be the defenseless who will receive the pain. I never believed Trump’s campaign promises.

          so while the looting goes into hyper gear, i expect those people to turn on each other.

          that is when i would leave.

          i could return if things settle down.

        • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

          Don’t let anyone scare you into adding more fiction to your avatar of a NYC playa… looking for shelter in a Caribbean island…

          • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

            you are correct

            that should end the discussion.

  117. FincaInTheMountains December 30, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    Two Unities

    Blood’s pouring over the brim of the cup
    filled to overflowing by the wrath of God,
    and the West is drowning in it.
    The blood is spattering you, my friends, my brothers!
    Slavonic world, pull closer together!
    ……….

    “Unity”, an oracle of our century has said,
    “can only be welded by iron and blood.”
    Well, we’ll try welding it with love.
    Let’s see which lasts the longer.

    Tyutchev, September, 1870

  118. malthuss December 30, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    Is anyone else tired of this black s—?

    ijr.com/2016/12/766256-painting-of-cops-as-pigs-hung-proudly-in-u-s-capitol/

    • beantownbill. December 30, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

      Maybe because I’m not Christian and don’t know any better, but I thought Jesus (you know, the Jewish guy) preached love, understanding and turning the other cheek – it’s in the Bible, which is supposed to be the word of God. Don’t you think that maybe, at this time of year, you ought to turn said cheek and layoff the castigation, at least for a little while?

      • Janos Skorenzy December 30, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

        Christianity doesn’t teach pacifism. If it did and we followed it, we wouldn’t be here. But I do agree that we’ve been too nice lately.

        The Old Testament is full of Israelites storming cities and putting everyone to the sword. So I guess your idea doesn’t work there either.

  119. Q. Shtik December 30, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    with an undecorated tree in the corner about to eat a Christmas dinner. – K-Dog

    =============

    I have never seen a tree eat a Christmas dinner.

    • beantownbill. December 30, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

      The problem, Q, is that the trees in your backyard are Jewish and don’t celebrate Christmas. Even so, happy holidays to you and have a healthy New Year.

  120. janet December 30, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    “It is regrettable that the Obama Administration is ending its term in this manner. Nevertheless, I offer my New Year greetings to President Obama and his family.”

    Putin is being punished for picking a puppet president. Obama is punishing Putin through covert actions… and suddenly Putin becomes friendly, almost Christian-like. Putin’s pain is palpable.

    Listen to Trump’s own adviser: “We really need to get past the politics of this because if even a piece of what is alleged about this Russian activity is true, it is utterly unacceptable,” Bolton said. “It is an attack on our constitutional system.”

    There will be no change after Jan. 20, 2017. Putin’s pain will persist or worsen.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 30, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

      Just enjoyed the CNN interview with CIA Cold War Veteran, especially his words:

      “I don’t recall such humiliating defeat of US Foreign Policy and Public Relationship from the worst days of the Cold War”

      “The only thing is remaining for me is to resign now [and go raise Kunstler chickens or milk Finca’s cows]”

    • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

      “There will be no change after Jan. 20, 2017. Putin’s pain will persist or worsen.”

      Janet,
      As do menstrual cramps, I would suppose?

    • Q. Shtik December 30, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

      Putin’s pain is palpable. – janet

      =========

      I see it differently. Putin has chosen to ‘killem with kindness’. He is playing chess while Obama is playing checkers.

  121. Q. Shtik December 30, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

    and why you rise to nothing more than a pedant. – Frank

    ===========

    no problem, ‘pedantry’ is my middle name.

  122. beantownbill. December 30, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

    The 62 year old Auditor General of NATO was found dead in his car from a gunshot wound. At first, police thought it was suicide, but later became suspicious when the gun that killed him was found in his glove compartment.

    Wasn’t it thoughtful for the man to fatally shoot himself and then place the gun neatly away? I don’t generally believe in conspiracy theories, but really…

    • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

      Bill,
      Perhaps he was another pedant?

      • beantownbill. December 30, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

        Everyone knows pedantry is fatal.

        • sprawlcapital December 30, 2016 at 11:42 pm #

          You do good work, Q.

          You are maintaining high standards; that’s not pedantry.

    • capt spaulding December 30, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

      Do you really think that the assassin would be so stupid as to do something that obvious?

      • beantownbill. December 30, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

        No, I doubt it was a matter of stupidity. Do YOU think the AG would have mortally wounded himself and bothered to put his gun back in the glove compartment?

        • Janos Skorenzy December 30, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

          Or did Justice Scalia put a pillow over his face after he had a heart attack or after he suffocated himself with it?

          The Killer was mocking him and America. It’s just like Obama’s birth certificate – an overt forgery that everyone accepts because the media accepts it.

          • malthuss December 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm #

            everyone?

        • malthuss December 30, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

          As someone educated, do you know about
          ‘Dead Microbiologists?’

          • Janos Skorenzy December 31, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

            No, don’t think so. Fill me in.

        • elysianfield January 1, 2017 at 6:47 pm #

          “Do YOU think the AG would have mortally wounded himself and bothered to put his gun back in the glove compartment?”

          Yes, absolutely, if he was truly pedantic….

    • malthuss December 30, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

      CLINTON BODY COUNT.
      5 DEAD IN 6 WEEKS.

      John Ash of UN fame.

      Then Monica ‘died.’

      • malthuss December 30, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

        That should read, ‘including John Ash of UN fame..’

    • messianicdruid January 1, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

      It is not a conspiracy theory, it is a business plan.

  123. janet December 30, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    “we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy” –finca

    Hahahahahaha!

    But they will resort to mucking with the American electoral system… to choose the candidates they want.

    Putin has become a lot friendlier today after being punished. Obama did not, obviously, announce all the actions taken, specifically the covert actions. Russia is paying a price for electing their puppet as president of the USA.

  124. Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    The Democrats are angry that their filthy manipulations and underhanded dealings were exposed. From the DNC conspiring to hand the nomination over to Hillary, to the hacks from Politico, CNN, and other MSM outlets working with the Clinton campaign, to Podesta acting like the Chicago mafioso that he is… they are angry that they got hung by their own rope.

    Nothing exposed is denied.
    They don’t deny the content, they dislike the exposure.

    Even if it were the Russians. Bravo. They let the Democrats kill themselves with their own bullets.

    They can’t and don’t deny the leaks. They only hate that it was leaked.

    Hypocrisy wants a leg to stand on.
    Laughable.

    • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

      try to end the binary choice you are fed

      try to thrive DESPITE the Government

      • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

        that’s a binary solution

        • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

          I’ve been getting a lot of spelling, grammar, and now vocabulary criticisms of late, and it’s probably time to take a stand (before we proceed, is this last sentence correct?)

          The binary choice was one OR the other.

          My most recent comment offered 2 suggestions, not even mutually exclusive. Kinda’ Boolean.

          this is getting tedius

          • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

            Without government or with government and you provided one answer to a binary. Nonbinary would be reduce not eliminate. Yes, tedious indeed

          • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

            f,

            for someone so high on proper reading skills you sure suck.

            both cases are WITH government.

            It whether you choose to accept one of the two choices offered to you

            or live like a free man

            but i think you answered that already

          • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 10:52 pm #

            Dan the e-boy… no matter how the human mind may try to convince you otherwise there is no choice as ontological dualism or binary opposition would have you perceive, and as the song says, not choosing is still a choice, but alas, you can’t choose free will.

          • dannyboy December 31, 2016 at 8:39 am #

            Franketi,

            The Reality is non-Dual.

            We create the duel for fun.

            In the same way, it is Destined.

            but that Destiny is Free-Will.

            (I do appreciate that there was no criticism of my penmanship, spelling, Grammar, etc in your Comment)

      • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

        Trump was a nonbinary choice.
        He killed the RINOs, the Clinton Machine, and Obama legacy with nothing but a microphone, a silly hat, and an airplane ( and millions of voters exercising the third choice)

        • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

          enjoy the binge

          the hangover’s coming fast

          • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

            yeah yeah yeah..

          • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

            you from the Beatles

            i have a close friend who is writing about the Beatles

          • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 7:03 pm #

            “i have a close friend who is writing about the Beatles”

            M, Chatman?

          • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

            My apologies…

            M. Chapman

          • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 7:27 pm #

            no, not M. Chapman

            i’m not sure he’d feel comfortable with me representing him on the internet, but he has been working for many years out of England.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 30, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

          Yes, exactly. So did you vote for the Man of the Hour? No. You are a perverse spirit.

          • dannyboy December 31, 2016 at 8:40 am #

            I voted for the Man of a Lifetime.

            i know what i’m doing

      • Janos Skorenzy December 30, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

        As Freud said, where Id is, there I shall be. Or Nietzsche said even more simply, Become yourself.

        “The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.” – Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War (ca 410 BCE)

  125. Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    We are witnessing the death throes of the New World Order in the US.

    Exhibit A. is the closet case dinosaur duo of Graham and McInsain coming out (well, not in that sense) together to call for an investigation into Russian hacking.

    Exhibit B. is Soros running out of options. Reduced to throwing down the Hitler card… nowhere to turn now.

    Exhibit C., is the NY Times editorial board (why do they even bother pretending they matter, seriously?) castigating Putin.

    I could go on down the alphabet, but just like a 3 lettered word on wheel of fortune down to one missing vowel… we get it. Definite article.

    • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

      that’s very optomistic

      if youdon’t think that there are more Threats and Crises to be manufactured, then we’ll get some some real ones (pack your bag & grab your hat)

  126. Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

    The exposure of the corruption of a major political party is unconstitutional people!

    The exposure of a rigged system is outside interference people!

    Meddling with an election that is firmly built on pay-to-play by foreign donors by not paying when playing is an attack on our American system, people!

    People? People?

  127. Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    Obama organized the following community behind him and his war against Russia: Ryan, McInsain, Closet Case Graham, liberal establishment, and the MSM…

    …only thing missing; patriotic Americans.

  128. janet December 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Frankitisoka. Paid provocateur troll and attention whore.

    • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

      Janetsoka, the name changes but song remains the same.

      • janet December 30, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

        Freakitisoka,

        Exit, Hope and Change…

        Tempora mutantur.

        • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

          AWPay illstay eatingyay ayay agbay ofyay icksday

          • janet December 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

            ???

          • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

            Janet,
            Obviously you are not a Latin Scholar….

  129. Q. Shtik December 30, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

    To:

    Cold N. Holefield,

    You’ve been MIA around here for awhile so I went over to your site to see if there was evidence that you are still among the quick. I was pleased to see you had posted an essay yesterday regarding Aleksandr Dugin (a political philosopher/ professor, etc) who is credited with being ‘Putin’s Brain’ and/or Rasputin.

    As I am whiling away the next to the last day of 2016 I took the time to listen to the 9 min 40 sec video of Dugin reading his political philosophy of Russia vis-a-vis the U.S. in English (what a hoot!!.. (made me think of how Finca might sound) especially the pronunciation of the words ‘blood’ and ‘mudslinging’) and I even listened with rapt attention for 45 mins of the one hour and 26 min You Tube where a youngish Romanian dude (obviously a very smart political science type) explained ‘Duginism’ between cigarette puffs and sips of water(?) from various cups. All very interesting and something I wouldn’t normally pay any attention to.

    Apropos to nothing, I am wondering if you have ever known a person with the first name Dugan? As a child of 10 or less years I was walking down our street and on the opposite side was a kid I had never seen before. He yelled out to me “Hi, my name is Dugan.” He was the first and last Dugan I ever met. Even as a young kid I could tell that Dugan was a ‘little off’ somehow. This is what came to mind as I read your blog post.

  130. janet December 30, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    TRUMP MAY RESIGN BEFORE JAN. 20 SAYS DIRECTOR

    “He’s not president until noon on January 20 of 2017,” Michael Moore said. “So that’s more than six weeks away. Would you not agree, regardless of which side of the political fence you’re on, this has been the craziest election year? Nothing anyone has predicted has happened. The opposite has happened. So is it possible that in these next six weeks something else might happen, something crazy, something we’re not expecting?”

    To which Meyers asked, “Do you think it’s possible that he now realizes this job is way more work than he wanted it to be?”

    “Oh, he is so bummed out,” Moore said. “He may decide he just wants to quit before he even takes office. Everyone in the audience is saying that’s not possible. Everybody in this audience at some point in their life on the first day of their job knew they had taken the wrong job.”

    • dannyboy December 30, 2016 at 7:04 pm #

      nah

      my theory has always been that Trump will take the Chairman job. Giving Pence the presidential duties

    • elysianfield December 30, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

      “Oh, he is so bummed out,” Moore said. “He may decide he just wants to quit before he even takes office. Everyone in the audience is saying that’s not possible. Everybody in this audience at some point in their life on the first day of their job knew they had taken the wrong job.””

      So Moore opines that Trump might quit? Considering that money is often used as a stepping stone to power, and the Presidency might arguably be considered one of the most powerful positions on Earth…doubt it.

      This nonsense is equivalent to Moore refusing/quitting
      a job where he might occasionally get laid.

      The job will not be terribly difficult for Trump, as he will not micro-manage…he will delegate…and then fire people…and shit.

      • Frankiti December 31, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

        Michael Moore looks like just about every fat Irish working class schlub from the NE and upper midwest. Like he gave up on life long ago. Killing himself by drink, or in Moore’s case, eat.

  131. janet December 30, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    ^that’s more than two weeks away^

    • FincaInTheMountains December 30, 2016 at 10:09 pm #

      Kremlin people composing a letter to Kerry

      artchive.ru/res/media/img/oy800/work/7cf/291021.jpeg

      • Frankiti December 30, 2016 at 10:56 pm #

        John (S)kerry will finally be relegated to answering the Heinz heiress’s door. Lurching on

        • Janos Skorenzy December 31, 2016 at 1:50 am #

          U mad, bro? Cuz he told the truth about Israel? If you can’t hear the truth from a fellow Jew, who u gonna hear it from?

          • Frankiti December 31, 2016 at 9:42 am #

            Well, I’m the best corner in the game! When you try me with a sorry commenter like Janos, that’s the result you gonna get! Don’t you EVER talk about me!

          • malthuss December 31, 2016 at 10:34 am #

            When you try me with a sorry commenter like Janos, that’s the result you gonna get!

            Don’t you EVER talk about me! FUNNY. KEEP POSTING ABOUT FRANK

          • Frankiti December 31, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

            It was a play on the originator of the line, “You mad, bro?”, Seattle’s Richard Sherman. He said it to Tom Brady. It became a popular internet meme. Sherman is most famous for the line I used, and he originally said, about SF’s Michael Crabtree. It’s pop culture, sportsatainment, but I still wouldn’t expect a mouthy-breather like malthuss to get it.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 31, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

          His real name is Kohn, btw. Kerry is a nonsense, made up name.

  132. FincaInTheMountains December 30, 2016 at 11:25 pm #

    Judging by Putin’s decision not to expel US diplomats, Obama and family are really being threatened.

    Picture of lame duck, coupled with an invitation to the children of American diplomats to the Kremlin Christmas tree – an adequate assessment of the current situation in the United States.

    twitter.com/RussianEmbassy/status/814564127230271489/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

  133. nsa December 30, 2016 at 11:29 pm #

    Countdown is on: 20 days 0 hours 30 minutes until the muzzie chimp, his trannie husband, and the whole gaggle of disgusting vile freeloading frauds who make up the demoncrap party are looking for new jobs………

    • Janos Skorenzy December 31, 2016 at 2:14 am #

      Obama’s poem about abuse by his father, either real or surrogate, probably the activist and admitted pedophile and drug dealer, Frank Marshall Davis. Davis was mentored by Paul Robeson. Thus the chain of degeneracy dates back. Who is Obama mentoring?

      POP

      Sitting in his seat, a seat broad and broken
      In, sprinkled with ashes
      Pop switches channels, takes another
      Shot of Seagrams, neat, and asks
      What to do with me, a green young man
      Who fails to consider the
      Flim and flam of the world, since
      Things have been easy for me;
      I stare hard at his face, a stare
      That deflects off his brow;
      I’m sure he’s unaware of his
      Dark, watery eyes, that
      Glance in different directions,
      And his slow, unwelcome twitches,
      Fail to pass.
      I listen, nod,
      Listen, open, till I cling to his pale,
      Beige T-shirt, yelling,
      Yelling in his ears, that hang
      With heavy lobes, but he’s still telling
      His joke, so I ask why
      He’s so unhappy, to which he replies…
      But I don’t care anymore, cause
      He took too damn long, and from
      Under my seat, I pull out the
      Mirror I’ve been saving; I’m laughing,
      Laughing loud, the blood rushing from his face
      To mine, as he grows small,
      A spot in my brain, something
      That may be squeezed out, like a
      Watermelon seed between
      Two fingers.
      Pop takes another shot, neat,
      Points out the same amber
      Stain on his shorts that I’ve got on mine, and
      Makes me smell his smell, coming
      From me; he switches channels, recites an old poem
      He wrote before his mother died,
      Stands, shouts, and asks
      For a hug, as I shrink, my
      Arms barely reaching around
      His thick, oily neck, and his broad back; ’cause
      I see my face, framed within
      Pop’s black-framed glasses
      And know he’s laughing too.

      Literary types think or pretend they think that that he was “just a sloppy drunk” who spilled his drink. These are the same kind of people who think Scalia’s death was just a normal event. And if it was murder, he had it coming. Likewise, if a young man is sexually abused, so what? As long as it not a woman being raped, it’s all good.

  134. VCS December 31, 2016 at 6:01 am #

    Bilderberg Website Taken Over by Anonymous Hackers

    “Message to the wealthy elite-political 1% richest dominant pricks” —

    “You have 1 year (365 days) to truly work in favor of humans and not your private interests” —

    “You won’t be safe anywhere near electricity anymore” —

    Etc, etc

    Check it out — story on Zero Hedge and other sites —

    Who knew ?? — the Bilderberg’s even have a website!

    • Frankiti December 31, 2016 at 9:40 am #

      there is even a merch tab…

  135. FincaInTheMountains December 31, 2016 at 6:20 am #

    For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.

    2 Thessalonians 2:7

    It is often said that both Russia and the West belong to Christian civilization. In principle, this is true. But the Christian civilization has long been divided into two significantly different from each other parts. In a visible way it happened in the XI century, when the Western part of the Church, arbitrarily changing some of the Doctrine of the Faith, was separated from the Orthodox Church, approved by Ecumenical Councils.

    The history of mankind is the drama, the meaning of which is human abuse of their God-given freedom. And along with the self-will of the angels (become demons – God’s rivals in establishing the world order), we can talk about the temptation of Western Christian World. It is this temptation that distinguishes the West from the Orthodox Russia.

    For centuries, Russia served as Restraining Power relative to the aggressive aspirations of the Western civilization. She held back the Mongolian Hordes, Crusaders, Swedes, Poles, Napoleon, Hitler. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the Restraining role of Russian civilization waned, a unipolar world reigned on Earth. But now, thank God, Russia is rising, its authority is growing in the world, and I am sure that it will once again fulfill its historical mission.

    • Frankiti December 31, 2016 at 9:39 am #

      christianity is an invasive middle eastern civilization. a viral abrahamic meme infecting the minds of the occident. europe fell to the ME when julian fell from his horse. there is debate as to whether the church is a continuation of roman tradition dressed in christianity or the opposite. there is too much evidence that those in power at the vatican don’t actually believe the sh*t, but need it to maintain power, to maintain rome.

      • FincaInTheMountains December 31, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

        You are speaking of Western Christianity – catholicism and various flavors of protestantism which ALL are heresy from the point of view of Orthodox Christianity.

        But we have to admit that the Great Schism of 1054 is the real reason for continues West animosity toward Historical Russia – whether it was Russian Empire, Soviet Union or Russian Federation.

        • Janos Skorenzy