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The gotcha moment: “You can’t subpoena a phone call,” Rosenstein answered, trying to suppress his mirthful smirk… as in, listen to me, you dim, Rotarian, Buckeye clod, with your worthless JD from the most obscure law school in the darkest corner of your meth-and vicodan-addled state… you can’t subpoena a phone call, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…!

Had Mr. Jordan been a little more nimble of mind in his Dude role, had he not, say, downed that Red Bull and Ayahuasca “pick-me-up” before the committee session, he might have come back smartly at Mr. Rosenstein with a simple, “…yes, but you can subpoena the records of phone calls, can’t you?” Schwing. Only the poor clod muffed it, and Rosenstein’s praetorian guard of attorneys in the seats behind him joined in the mirthful smirkery, grand fellows of the Deep State are we, we eat Buckeyes for breakfast!

Now, Mr. Trey Gowdy (R – SC) is a different breed of porpoise among congressmen, kind of legal man-eating orca. In look and demeanor, he comes off as a cross between Atticus Finch and the young feller who played the banjo so well in the opening scenes of Deliverance. Mr. Rosenstein didn’t dare lay any mirthful smirky trips on Mr. Gowdy, who radiated the consolidated wrath of the legislative branch at this flock of executive branch popinjays. Mr. Gowdy, who is declining to run for his seat this year, may be bound for bigger things. Some say he may be the next Attorney General.

In case you’ve forgotten, Rod Rosenstein is not the Attorney General, he’s the Deputy AG. His boss is Mr. Jeff Sessions, an elusive figure for months now in the malarial DC backwaters, like that Louisiana Swamp Thang that turns up in the fake Bigfoot documentaries, looming hairily through the night-vision goggles in a cypress slough. Maybe three or four people have laid eyes on him since sometime back in April. Better check his office, make sure he isn’t hunched over face-down in a take-out order of tonkatsu ramen.

It’s rumored that our president, the Golden Golem of Greatness, can, shall we say, put the Department of Justice and its subsidiary, the FBI, out of their current misery by finally firing a few of these conniving top dawgs. Order Rosenstein to release un-redacted files he’s been sitting on for a year, and fire his ass for cause when he refuses. In the case of Mr. Sessions, for Godsake, call the undertaker.

The figures most hidden these days go by the names Barack Obama, Hillery Clinton, Bill Clinton, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Loretta Lynch, Huma Abedin, and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. If or when the dark, tangled, matrix of “matters” at the FBI ever manage to get unraveled, these characters will come tumbling out with the yarn, dropping into the harsh daylight like little squirming larva of Tineola bisselliella, the common wool moth.

Personally, I can’t imagine that the mighty mischief at DOJ and the FBI the past two years was not initially approved before 1/20/17 in some fashion by Mr. Obama and with his explicit knowledge. There’s little doubt that the “Steele Dossier” was the “insurance policy” that FBI Counter-espionage Chief Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page referred to in their famous text exchange about how to deal with the “terrifying” specter of a possible President Trump. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz needs to explain under oath how her humble IT employee, a Pakistani national, become a real estate millionaire in the DC burbs while servicing, shall we say, her laptop. Hillary, of course, is like some mythical Cave of Seven Winds — a boundless dark realm of winged beasts and crawling things. Loretta Lynch still has some public ‘splainin’ to do about meeting certain folks on tarmacs. The grand juries are begging to be convened.


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  1. RB June 29, 2018 at 9:21 am #

    Funny how white people are just now finding out that there is in fact two justice systems. One for “them”. One for “us”. Not one of “them” will go to jail, ever. Were I black, I’d be really enjoying this. At last, the Republic is failing and is failing fast.

    • K-Dog June 29, 2018 at 9:45 am #

      This is a new record even for clusterfuck nation. Reducing the equation to black and white in the very first comment. Running the discussion off the rails before it even starts. The boundless dark realm of flying and crawling things has come to troll.

      • RB June 29, 2018 at 10:05 am #

        I must have missed your point. What is it exactly? What rails? Are you the governor of this site? When were you put in charge? What are your rules? Please number them. If you have something to say, why not actually make it clear? Or are you upset because you were not first whatever that entails?

        Do you deny a two tiered “just-us” system?

        But do shed your glorious light on this discussion.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

          Ever hear of poor Whites? Or do you believe – like Bernie – that they’re a myth. I mean they’re certainly inconvenient since they get in the way of your two tier piebald grievance system….

          • abbybwood June 30, 2018 at 12:33 am #

            Here is a quick example of our two-tiered system of justice:

            Kristian Saucier took a few pictures from inside his submarine and sent them to his family and ended up serving a year in prison (right after his new baby was born) and Trump recently pardoned him:

            washingtonexaminer.com/trump-pardons-kristian-saucier-former-sailor-jailed-for-submarine-pictures

            Hillary Rodham Clinton purposely set up a secret server outside The State Department for all her emails (obviously to thwart any FOIA requests and also probably to hide emails related to her quid-pro-quo dealings related to The Clinton Foundation). She deleted 30,000 emails that were under subpoena from Congress, smashed subpoenaed Blackberries and Bleachbit other emails.

            It was proven that she lied under oath to Congress. That she DID knowingly “send and receive classified” (and higher classifications) on her private server and even sent and received emails while in hostile nations to President Obama who later LIED in a television interview saying, “I just learned about her private server on TV like everyone else.”

            There you go. If any of us on this thread did a fraction of what Clinton did we would now be in prison. The FBI would have come down on us like a thundering downpour.

            But because she was the Democrats QUEEN she had to be protected from prosecution and all her minions as well.

            Thank GOD she lost!

            I am no fan of Donald Trump, but I was one of the many Sanders voters who voted for him because we couldn’t stomach the thought of such a vile non-indicted felon sitting in The White House.

            She thought she could win by literally taking over the DNC and rigging the primaries against Sanders and by having the Superdelegates in her back pocket. That little collapse she had on 9/11 at the memorial where she was unceremoniously thrown into the back of her van like a side of beef (losing a shoe in the gutter on the way!) didn’t help her.

            She is a chronic LIAR and a corrupt scoundrel and I hope if the email scandal doesn’t land her in prison, her evil deeds with The Clinton Foundation will. Listen to any recent interview on YouTube with Charles Ortel and you will clearly understand.

      • 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 10:41 am #

        @Dog. Don’t be so disingenuous. The comment section in this blog rings in at 90% racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and off subject 15 minutes after post.
        Ridiculous

        • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

          Yes, fighting weight. That’s why the blog is so on point week after week.

      • dfnslblty June 30, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

        Clusterf*ck the air, kdog!
        respond to the essay and leave alone the commentors.

        JHK – keep writing.

    • shabbaranks June 29, 2018 at 9:54 am #

      In Washington, DC, the two tiered justice system that exists, a cruel and harsh one for the rank and file and a pampered, forgiving one for senior officials and high level politicians, is known better as:

      “DIFFERENT SPANKS FOR DIFFERENT RANKS.”

    • Epicur June 29, 2018 at 10:32 am #

      “Funny how white people are just now finding out that there is in fact two justice systems.”

      That’s silly. A person would have to live under a rock in order to be ignorant of that fact. It’s not just true of “white people”, but true in every known human society. You may never have read or seen the movie of To Kill a Mockingbird, but most are aware of its message. It’s as old as humanity.

      When, in the Bible, we are admonished not to distort the law on the basis of the accused’s position in society, that’s because doing the same is a constant of human affairs.

      • RB June 29, 2018 at 11:46 am #

        I am never surprised at how many people live under “rocks”. The entire population of leftists exist there. Entire tribes live there and make no mistake, we are all tribal now. So why not racism or any ism for that matter? We cannot, will not, live in peace with one another. The civil war of the 1860s did not end, it took a break. It is just getting fired up again.

        • Epicur June 29, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

          “We cannot, will not, live in peace with one another. ”

          Correct.

          One must understand that morality is an evolved trait that works to restrain our “anti-social” impulses and thereby makes complex society possible. In doing this it often works to the disadvantage of the individual for the sake of society.

          It was morality on both sides that made men, both Germans and opposing “Allies”, go over the top in WWI in the face of withering fire. Morality will get you killed if unbalanced.

          Morality is absolutely necessary for the functioning of society, but it is a two-edged sword not a solitary absolute. Because it is a part of a dynamic of opposing, necessary, drives it will never stand alone without the opposition of self-interest.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

        And in “Go Set a Watchman”, Old Atticus told Scout what he really thought: that Blacks are different and certainly aren’t the equals of Whites in terms of being able to function in a White Society. All that equality jazz was just playing the Hambone in order to win in court.

        • Epicur June 29, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

          To Kill a Mockingbird was not about “equality”, it was about humanity.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2018 at 7:13 pm #

            And humanity is unequal, both individually and in terms of cultures and races.

          • Walter B June 29, 2018 at 9:50 pm #

            No Epicur, Mockingbird was about TRUTH and Truth, Janos my friend, is always equal though it may not be metered out so by corrupt men or corrupt systems.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

            Walter: That’s the basis of the Affirmative Action system. All races are equal, thus when equal results are forthcoming, it has to be racism. What else could it be?

            Equality is the greatest lie of all. He made no two things alike. But Satan, the great imitator (he cannot create) LOVES the doctrines of equality.

          • Walter B June 30, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

            Affirmative action was supposed to be about equal opportunity, though it was always about extra-opportunity as it played out. Never forget that the Constitution calls for the right to pursue happiness. It DOES NOT guarantee achieving it. Equal opportunity + lack of effort or lack of ability = opportunity lost, or at least, that is how it was supposed to work.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

      Yeah and once it’s fallen, then Blacks are gonna be real happy, what with no White folks tellin em what to do and such.

      “If I were Black” – the desperate White Liberal fantasy on the last 70 years.

    • Exscotticus June 29, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

      @RB

      Since when has a law for thee and not for me and do as I say, not as I do been limited to race?

      >>> Were I black, I’d be really enjoying this.

      Were you black, I think you’d more likely be wondering how it was that you voted for Obama the second time around. The first time was understandable…

      • RB June 30, 2018 at 12:12 am #

        As an elderly son of the Deep South, I can state unequivocally that poor whites still had a much better deal in every respect than the classiest black. White trash trumped black in every venue. So yeah, blacks I know are gleeful at the uncovering of a warped judicial system.

        • Exscotticus June 30, 2018 at 1:16 am #

          Which judicial system do you think blacks would prefer? The USA’s or Haiti’s? The USA’s or Nigeria’s? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

          An elderly Son of the defeated and debased South, who accepts it as not only normal, but good and even “classical” or worthy of being passed on.

  2. thenuttyneutron June 29, 2018 at 9:36 am #

    These guys must not have received the memo about sedition being a dangerous hobby.

  3. harryflashmanhigson June 29, 2018 at 9:40 am #

    That’s Tonkotsu Ramen, Jim. Tonkatsu is a breaded deep fried pork fillet. I don’t like the first and love the second.

  4. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 29, 2018 at 9:47 am #

    I had that same thought about the subpoenaed phone calls. Hannity had several people on last night, and himself- who have talked to actual staffers who were threatened. So, Rosenstein is a liar.

    Rosenstein also dodged the conflict of interest question, where he is an obvious witness in the case, and should thus not be in charge of Muellar.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    • 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

      2 years ago Rod was prosecuting drug cases in Baltimore. He’s a nobody

      • Ol' Scratch June 30, 2018 at 9:22 am #

        Weaselly looking little geek too, ain’t he? I imagine Gowdy – a feisty character indeed – would like nothing better than to take him out back after the hearings and throttle him.

  5. Luhrenloup June 29, 2018 at 10:14 am #

    But as the big man said, “I don’t want to hurt them. They’re good people.” !!!

    This has gone on for too long to be swept away. Somebody’s gotta pay. It falls to the idiots who didn’t know how to play the double dealing game (Strzok & McCabe).
    Oh, how cynical we become about it all!

    • messianicdruid June 29, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

      Obadiah will tell you what is near [ here? ].

  6. FincaInTheMountains June 29, 2018 at 10:15 am #

    President Trump playing his cards just right with the Bolton appointment. How few were able to see this!!

    John Bolton just did a complete 180 on his Russia stance after meeting with Putin

    National security adviser John Bolton once said Russia’s election interference was a “true act of war” against the US, and that a policy based on trusting Russia was “doomed to failure.”

    Bolton’s tune changed completely after he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.

    businessinsider.com/john-bolton-putin-meeting-russia-policy-shift-2018-6

    • JohnAZ June 29, 2018 at 10:57 am #

      The manipulation of the image of Russia by the Deep State may be the greatest charade in history. Is Bolton “surprised” by what he has seen in Putin? Or is this just part of the charade? I see the facts of Russia as:

      They took a big hit in the 90’s losing prestige in the world. They lost lots of territory too.

      We promised to help out their economy and reneged on that quickly.

      We built up NATO and helped develop the EU. We used it to offset Russia’s influence in Europe. Using NATO, we heavily influenced Ukraine’s polity and changed the direction of the country away from Russia. The eastern part of Ukraine is still duking it out in response.

      Cooperation during the USSR days produced the only warm water port for the Russian navy on the Crimea. A Ukrainian USSR leader gave control of the Crimea to Ukraine. Russia, when threatened by NATO interference, took it back.

      Russia and the US have been duking it out in cyberspace since its inception. The Deep State hates the fact that they cannot hide their manipulations any more from the public. Who to blame? Trump, of course. We, as a country, have been put under cyber control over the last thirty years. Now, it is the biggest national security threat we have, threatening our way of life. What response do we get? Mueller trying to destroy the last vestige of America. Who is the scapegoat, Russia of course.

      This summit, like NOKO, should be interesting as Trump continues to pop Deep State balloons.

  7. Paulo June 29, 2018 at 10:16 am #

    Too bad those aluminum tariffs were instituted. Everyone’s ‘conspiracy theory tin foil hat’ keeps getting more and more expensive.

    There might be a simpler explanation. It might just be that these people are simply assholes, and only the nastiest ones can rise to the top of a ‘power organization’. As the insider details of past administrations become available we learn that every one of these ‘elites’ headed towards, or reside in the White House bowel are pretty much despicable.

    You referenced movies in this article. Replace Jordan’s ‘The Dude” with Walter Sobchak (Goodman) always harping on about conspiracies and offering shortcuts to get them. Trump is the fat Ben Gazzara Jackie Treehorn, (hey porn star included). There is no Dude in Govt. There is only one Dude. Everyone knows that. And everyone also knows The Dude isn’t in politics of planning to go to Washington.

  8. ccm989 June 29, 2018 at 10:19 am #

    Rosenstein is a smart cookie. He got everyone to laugh at one of his accuser and made him look like the partisan jerk he is. I’m sure Mr. I Can Pardon Myself will be tweeting madly as the noose closes tighter and tighter around his jowly neck.

    • shabbaranks June 29, 2018 at 10:57 am #

      Sorry bud, but Rosenstein won’t be at DOJ by the end of 2019. However, Trump is going to be reelected president in 2020.

      • JohnAZ June 29, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

        Shabbaranks

        One day the Leftist elite are going to figure out that a successful real estate developer from New York is smarter than the entire political Deep State.

        That is why they hate him so.

        • TiredOfTheTreadmill June 29, 2018 at 8:17 pm #

          Maybe. Or maybe this isn’t the real deep state, but just another bunch of bumbling bureaucrats with a modicum of power playing their own little games. The sacrificial lambs to make it look like they caught a big fish.

          Would the “Deep State”, that ominous, all-knowing, all-powerful entity that controls every aspect of our lives according to conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones be as inept as this crew? Seriously? If the deep state is so nefarious and so well coordinated that it has its fingers in every aspect of our daily lives (according to the conspiracy crowd), would they get exposed so easily? With no mass wave of “suicides” or “convenient accidents”? If so, then maybe this whole “Deep State” theory and their superhuman abilities has been blown wwwaaayyy out of proportion all along.

          I mean, will this crew be shown as the masterminds behind selling drug from Afghanistan (why else are we there?), the various public/private skunkworks across the country, the ones pulling the levers and getting incredibly wealthy at the Federal Reserve, who know what’s really going on in Antarctica, etc…? If not, then this whole hoopla either isn’t the real deep state, or the big, bad deep state was just silly ramblings all along, along with the issues I just mentioned, which I don’t think are entirely silly ramblings.

          • JohnAZ June 30, 2018 at 6:37 am #

            The biggest thing that led me to believe in the Deep State is the apparent coordination of the mostly Left’s response to any news item. The latest two are the immigration separation situation and the Supreme Court nomination. The response was instantaneous and universal across the US. Protests, CNN, MSNBC, congressional interviews and the message is the same across the board. The organization of response is too well done to be chaotic or spontaneous from many different sources. The Deep State’s definition is anyone who benefits from expansion of the Federal government and they are everywhere near Washington, DC., or our local reps that become DCed. There belief system starts with the idea that they know better than the body politic and therefore they should control everything. See why they hate Trump, he is trying to take apart their systems, see also FBI.

            Figure out the source of the coordination, the Boss, for yourself. I happen to believe it is international in scope and is financed globally. Fill in the names. Another observation, who finances all these protests, who gets everyone to the sites selected? At the same time? Too organized to be spontaneous!

          • elysianfield June 30, 2018 at 11:09 am #

            “Too organized to be spontaneous!”

            John,
            Before the advent of smart phones and various means of instant communication, I would agree with you.

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill June 30, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

            JohnAZ,

            Elysianfield makes the first point. Social media makes it a whole lot easier to rally people these days. And the pussyhat people are ready to rally against this guy, much like the Rights’ rallies for welfare cowboys and bird sanctuary occupiers under Obama. As for funding, I find it funny that the Righties attribute it all to George Soros every time, Never looking at the Koch brothers doing the same shit on the right. We’re all being fed so much bullshit from both sides I’m not sure there’s any truth left in any of it anymore. It’s all just pure bullshit, through and through.

            I also find it rather funny that everyone on the right instantly labels the media and Deep State as being on the left. Yes, they are to the left of the insanity that has become the right in this country. However, the left that so many Trumpettes rail about sure seems more like the consumer-based, corporate-owned, mediocre middle of years past with identity politics stupidity thrown in to increase the incompetence factor. It’s just a relative label to narrow the whole concept down to a black or white cartoon.

            “There belief system starts with the idea that they know better than the body politic and therefore they should control everything. See why they hate Trump, he is trying to take apart their systems, see also FBI.”

            Sorry, but I find this laughable as Trump seems a perfect fit for the first sentence himself. In fact, I’ve yet to encounter a modern self-proclaimed conservative who doesn’t fit that first sentence as their antics during Obama’s terms show (even Obama was Bush’s 3rd & 4th terms, a guy they all voted for, but who had an “R” behind his name). Even more so the more Christian the person claim to be. Same for the new identity politics Left and their own religious ideology. Ideologues abound across the spectrum. Although you can rest assured the Right “deep state” would love to see the federal government expand in the areas of shoving their own religion down everyone’s throat, making everyone meet their idea of patriotism, etc…

            Also, there is nothing to indicate that Trump is this super-genius, 87-D chess player who is so capable of taking down the “deep state” single-handedly. If anything, he’s a petty, egotistical Mr. Magoo in the right place at the right time as the “deep state” self implodes. Such things do happen, you know. Sure, his appearance on the stage may have set the wheels in motion due to the so-called deep states’ distaste for the guy. But being the bankruptcy prone, sub contractor stiffing bidnessman he’s proven to be most of his life, it sure seems unlikely that he’s some master deep state crushing strategist. Hell, you could argue that the media handed him the presidency by following every fart he released and all of this is just one more meaningless, stupid-assed reality show put on by…you guessed it, the deep state.

            Sorry, but all the red flags and alarms go off for me when a group of people prone to seeking out saviors finally find one and everything about him points to him being just another hustler like Joseph Smith. I am waiting to be proven wrong and will accept my being incorrect if that comes about. However, I have very serious doubts of that being the case.

          • SpeedyBB July 3, 2018 at 11:34 pm #

            “TiredoftheTreadmill”, listen carefully and you may hear my sincere applause for your rant. (I’m 9-12 time zones away so it’s kind of faint.)

            Good show, old man. The comments here are equally as insightful and amusing as JHK’s exposition. And that is saying a lot.

    • cbeard June 30, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

      More smart ass than smart cookie.

  9. Epicur June 29, 2018 at 10:22 am #

    “Personally, I can’t imagine that the mighty mischief at DOJ and the FBI the past two years was not initially approved before 1/20/17 in some fashion by Mr. Obama and with his explicit knowledge.”

    I agree, but I don’t believe you will find a record of it. Hillary was exceptionally stupid (or arrogant) in having to destroy 30,000 emails. Obama, for whatever he is, ain’t that stupid.

    “Never write if you can speak; never speak if you can nod; never nod if you can wink”

    • abbybwood June 30, 2018 at 1:28 am #

      Obama was stupid enough to correspond with HRC on her private email account using an unsecured “Mom and Pop” server and then he was even more stupid when he lied about it on the teevee when asked about it saying, “I didn’t know anything about it until I saw it on TV.”

      Of course he made sure to place all his email correspondence with The She Devil in an “Executive Privilege” file so no one would be able to nail him on it.

      Liars, liars and more liars.

  10. Ol' Scratch June 29, 2018 at 10:24 am #

    Excellent narrative today, Jim! For your next book project I think you should write a mocumentary novel on the goings on in DC and its associated federal retardocracy. It would ideally be half truth, half fiction, and written in such a manner that half the fun in reading it would be figuring out which was which – no easy task these days, for sure! I think it’s your highest calling!

    Viewed as purely as news, all the current shenanigans read as tragedy, but viewed in their proper light as high theater, reality TV has never shone brighter.

    • pequiste June 29, 2018 at 11:22 am #

      I don’t think you can get the attribution for the wonderous term “retardocracy” Scratch; but if there is a word /neologism that perfectly encapsulates the actions, soul, and spirit of the Deep State government of the U.S.A. at this juncture it would be just that.

      Where is my fave Secretary of State personal assistant Huma Abedin? Did She simply float away on a magic carpet to Dar-al-Islam and is now under-cover in a burkha?

      Deputy A.G. Rosenstein has the looks and demeanor of a Boca Raton funeral director who has just concluded a platinum casket burial with all the trimmings including a Rolls Royce hearse and return of the investment banker’s body to interment in Nassau County, Long Island via chartered personal jet.
      Like any good undertaker, He sure does act like he knows where all the bodies are buried.

      Attorney General Sessions is concerned about all this happening during his watch at the DOJ. I suspect he is busy, secretly planning the return to enforcement of a complete prohibition of marijuana throughout the several states followed up with a return to a prohibition of booze. A man out of the limelight but ahead of the curve.

      • Epicur June 29, 2018 at 11:42 am #

        Kakistocracy is an older word with a better pedigree.

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakistocracy

        • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2018 at 11:51 am #

          Wow! They’ve actually got a word for it already. I’ll begin implementation immediately. Although the down home, anti-PC appeal of retardocracy is appealing as well.

    • ozone June 29, 2018 at 11:50 am #

      Blammo!, Ol’ Scratch.
      Most excellent grist for Mr. Kunstler’s mill. (The research would be nightmarish however. I think we’d all find out much more than we really want to know, ’cause… we can’t handle the truth, much less a manufactured one. 😉 )

      • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2018 at 11:56 am #

        It would definitely make the pain of his recent PC driven loss of revenues from college speaking engagements a little more bearable. Plus, no travel involved! We Americans seem to be totally immune to “the truth” these days on the odd occasions when we actually encounter it, which have, admittedly, grown exceedingly rare. Might as well have some fun with it then, eh?

    • abbybwood June 30, 2018 at 1:30 am #

      The only problem with that idea is that Mr. Kunstler might actually have to go to The Swamp for some heady research. Hit the local watering holes etc. Chat it up with “the local interns/staffers” incognito of course.

      I doubt he wants to leave his nest to go to such a vile place….but perhaps I am wrong?

  11. FincaInTheMountains June 29, 2018 at 10:45 am #

    This whole story with the spying on the President and the employees of his administration is either a delirious madness, or it is an experimental confirmation of my theory, not only my Hillary Clinton coup d’etat theory that happened on June 10, 2016, but my theory of the sect behind Hillary Clinton, whose history is traced back to the 12th century, and which I called the “Western Black Project”

    Indeed, the amount of delirium on this topic, which over the past couple of days spilled over into the Internet and the media pages, is just off scale, and it is impossible to list the plots invented to explain what happened.

    Now Trump has only one opportunity to save the US from civil war – to declare to the whole world that two years ago, on June 10, 2016, Hillary ousted President Obama from power and therefore all the supposed decisions of Obama, including decision to originate counter-intelligence operation against Trump and his employees, were illegal.

    Any other attempt to save the world from a catastrophe involves going beyond the law, that is, civil war.

    • shabbaranks June 29, 2018 at 10:51 am #

      Please elaborate on the “Western Black Project” and the evidence for the June 10,2016 ousting of President Obama by Hillary.

      This is too interesting not to read more from you Fincaln.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 29, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

        You should ask all those questions of Bernie Sanders – how hopeful he was after his conversation on that fateful day with Obama in the White House, who promised him to address the mass fraud in California Democratic primaries, and how devastated he was just a few hours later learning of the Obama’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton – he had tears in his eyes.

        What happened in that few hours?

        I just follow the US politics too close and actually read the news, not browse them.

        • abbybwood June 30, 2018 at 1:38 am #

          I too had my suspicions about the California primary outcome.

          The crowds for him here were YUGE! while she couldn’t get 20 people to come to a library gathering.

          Sanders owned California then she won it. Made no sense to me either.

    • Thats just like, your opinion, man.

      • ozone June 29, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

        O Great & Terrible Packaging,
        Why, it’s even shallower than that; it’s a fantasy become compulsive and obsessive. (…but, Momma, that’s where the fun is.)

    • Paulo June 29, 2018 at 11:13 am #

      Civil War, at first consideration seems a bit far fetched. The reason for this statement is that there needs to be some coherent cause to rally behind to actually know which way to shoot.

      I think it is more likely that a simple descent into incoherent collapse is more likely. Exactly what sets it off will only be apparent in hindsight. Right now, with these crooked tales of plots, issues, and bad people we are seeing a build up to this event much like noticing the first cracks and rusty rebar poking out of a bridge; a bridge that will collapse, this summer?

      Heat wave + economic downturn + Mueller firing or report release + another black child being shot + God only knows what else = kaboom. EBT cards don’t work? Power outages? Something is looming.

      skip to minute 2 for an illustration: youtube.com/watch?v=sGlVLK5LoPI

      • Epicur June 29, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

        Anybody who starts civil warring in this country is going to learn the meaning of “whiff of grape”.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2018 at 1:35 pm #

        Really? Maxine Waters spoke out for the harassment of Trump officials and supporters in all public venues – and is yet to be officially reprimanded. That kind of talk is pre-Civil War talk.

        • 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

          Soft bigotry of low expectations

    • abbybwood June 30, 2018 at 1:34 am #

      Woah!!! What the hell are you talking about?

      If you know all of this then Trump knows all of this.

      Maybe Dinesh D’Souza knows something we don’t know. His latest movie is coming out in August at a theater near you….”Death of a Nation”:

      youtube.com/watch?v=UXPhLXuJ90I

  12. Q. Shtik June 29, 2018 at 11:01 am #

    PeteAtomic,

    This is a repeat of my response to you on the prior thread:

    gonna be outta town til Monday July 23 – PeteA

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

    Unfortunately I’ll probably be on my way back to Jersey by July 23 but I’d welcome your advice on where to stay (especially if it’s cheap and near the Airport/ANG Base) and ‘what to do’.

    Sorry I’m gonna miss meeting up with you.

    • PeteAtomic June 29, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

      Well, if you get into google maps, punch in ‘hotels Duluth MN’ as the keyword you’ll see where the hotels are there closer to the airport. Call now, however. This is high season for tourism, so you may have trouble finding a room.

      I should be around July 18th, I know we are gonna be driving outta here though the next day on the 19th sometime though, so, and be gone to either sunday or Monday there so.

      lakebreeze.com/

      that’s a nice little rustic place on the north shore maybe 10 minutes just north of town close to Lake Superior. Pretty affordable. We had to stay there for a few nights when there our home was being remodeled. You can ride up to the Splitrock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls, too on Hwy. 61. Great ride up there.

      Otherwise weather has been pretty good. Roads are total mess between construction projects, and just the general miserable condition of the roads here anyway.

      • Q. Shtik June 29, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

        I’ll look into your recommendations…thanks

    • sprawlcapital June 29, 2018 at 4:59 pm #

      Q–If you visit Duluth, I recommend a tour of the SS William A. Irvin, an ore freighter built in 1938, which worked the great lakes until 1978. A perfectly preserved museum ship.

      • Q. Shtik June 29, 2018 at 5:48 pm #

        If I have time I’ll check it out – thanks

  13. bukowskisghost June 29, 2018 at 11:12 am #

    I can just see all the hack Hollywood screenwriters with their take on the new American Civil War. Okay guys and gals, let’s cast next summer’s blockbuster . I think Michelle Obama should be played by Ru Paul

    • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2018 at 5:27 pm #

      Or was that Ru Paul playing Michelle Obama all along? Think about it. Has anyone ever seen them in the same room?

  14. JohnAZ June 29, 2018 at 11:20 am #

    No one has found an economic system more successful than capitalism, period. Socialism failed in the 20th century, period, and is still failing. The good side of capitalism is that it fires up entrepenurial spirit in its people. The bad part of capitalism is its competitive nature creates winners and losers and to date the only successful way to handle the losers is the social safety net. The problem here is that the net breeds dependence on the state. This is the power basis for the liberals, promising the losers revenge against the winners. And mucking up the works is the plutocratic attitude of the winners, the elite, who think they have the answers for all the problems. Take the elites, the know it alls from both sides, and put them together and what do you have? The Deep State and Washington, DC.

    One way to handle the loser problem is to give them second and third chance with a wide open dynamic job market. Jobs is the key. Without a dynamic job market, Obama style stagnation flourishes and the gimme crowd gains. Yes, Dems flourish with bad economic times, busily blaming all the world’s problems on the winners. How to get better results? Vote for economic expanders and get your piece of the action.

    • marcus1 June 29, 2018 at 11:58 am #

      “Can’t argue with success.” You know who has the most “wide open dynamic job market?” China. Can’t wait for them to start making things in the USA. The deflating wages and prices will be good for asset holders.

      • JohnAZ June 29, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

        Right on. China uses a state controlled capitalism where the state organizes and dictates, then throws it out to a capitalist business base. Seems to have worked although they have been treating the losers with increased welfare and thus national debt. We are speeding up and they are slowing. The basic tenet of the economy is kick ass, or the economy stagnates.

        By the way, the long term prognosis of all systems is stagnation as populations slow growth. As JHK has stated many times, we need to learn how to run a slow to no growth economy. Capitalism will fail with slow growth as the losers start outnumbering the winners and welfare, thus debt grows. What to do?

    • FincaInTheMountains June 29, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

      No one has found an economic system more successful than capitalism, period.

      Well, then I guess it’s too bad that capitalism is dead.

      • Epicur June 29, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

        “…capitalism is dead.”

        It’s just resting. Pining for the fjords as it were.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

      Without socialism, Capitalism fails. And vice versa. The two hands of the social body. Marxist Socialism is another matter – and its goal of World Conquest and Murder has queered all sane people on socialism. Was that part of the intent? I mean the Revolution was funded by the Banking Elite – which is kind of strange if it was it was supposed to be don’t you think?

      The first goal of course was to bring down the Aristocracies and help bring down the Fascist States in cahoots with its “enemy” the Capitalist States.

      • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

        Uncommon wisdom here, Janos. Have you been studying up at night? Although I’m still not quite with you on Marxist Socialism. Just another brand of the same ol’, same ol’.

    • Exscotticus June 29, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

      @JohnAZ

      >>> No one has found an economic system more successful than capitalism, period.

      Amen. It’s not perfect, but it sure beats the alternatives.

      If you figure out “the loser problem” then you’re halfway home to peace on earth.

      Safety nets are meant to arrest falls and bounce people back up. They’re not meant to be a lifestyle choice.

  15. Q. Shtik June 29, 2018 at 11:33 am #

    Jim, this is one of your most hilarious essays in years.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

      How few are laughing. We’re in the 40s. Liberals have no sense of humor about themselves. All late night comedy is devoted now to Trump bashing.

      Do you have a Black Leather Jacket yet? Don’t put any gang insignia on it – the gangs don’t like that if you aren’t a member.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

      amren.com/commentary/2018/06/apres-ocasio-cortez-le-deluge/

      Mr Crowley said during the campaign, It’s not my fault I was born White(!). He was mocked unmercifully. Fine by me: he spent his life working for the minority takeover of America, getting an F minus from Numbers on immigration. Is it not a fitting end to his traitorous career.

      Ms Ocasio-Cortez is an advocate of the “Latinx” people. Latin/Latino are outdated terms since they imply gender.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

        One is reminded of Bob Dornan, Republican of California, who took the same odious road and reached the same degraded end. Bob was flabbergasted and asked for a recount. How could the people he had spent his career serving turn on him like this? Easily. His plea was ignored – just another old White fool despised by both right thinking Whites and Browns.

  16. capt spaulding June 29, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

    It was pretty funny when Trey Gowdy told Rosenstein to wrap it up, it’s been a year If memory serves me right, he investigated the Benghazi affair for two and a half years or more, spent around 8 million bucks, and the verdict was “no evidence of wrongdoing.” I don’t like Hilary but I get a kick out of politicians saying one thing to the other party, and then doing the same thing themselves. As an example, Mitch McConnell delaying the nomination of a supreme court justice for a year, saying that the people needed to have say in it with their choice for the next president. Well, the people HAD made a choice & voted for Obama, who I don’t much like either. Now, in an election year, he’s being called on to delay the next nomination for the same reason, and, hold on to your hats here, he’s not gonna do it! Wow, sure didn’t see that one coming. But of course, this time it’s different. No wonder people think politicians are scum, however they’re the best scum that money can buy, and people approve of their behavior, as long as the rules they make are to their liking. It’s just those other guys who are assholes, right? Well I got news for you. While everybody fights over all this stuff, the Oligarchs sit back and accumulate all the money and the power, and laugh their asses off at us. They’ve got it all now, and they’ll never let go. It’s time for the sheep to look up.

    • 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

      We all know a YouTube video led to Benghazi, and the media agreed… nothing to see here.

      The poor and powerless are here to be bamboozled

  17. amb June 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

    US gov is corrupt and rotten to the core. Has been for ages. Our framers could not set it up effectively enough to prevent the cancer and disease from setting into this beautiful experiment in government, which has so much potential.

    • 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

      Had. The potential ran the other way

  18. FincaInTheMountains June 29, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

    Finca’s short version of recent events:

    Hillary Clinton first time ousted President Obama after he won the 2012 elections against her will, then the Bush people released Obama, then she overthrew him for the second time, then for the third on June 10, 2016, immediately after Obama’s talk with Bernie Sanders about a massive fraudulent vote in California Democratic Primaries, but Obama was helped regain his authority two weeks before the 2016 election and he forced Director FBI Comey to announce the resumption of Hillary Clinton’s investigation, and then forced her to admit defeat.

    But on December 14, 2016, she overthrew him again and staged a provocation with the deportation and arrest of Russian diplomats, which forced the president-elect National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, to make emergency calls with Russian ambassador to Washington Kislyak to evacuate Russian diplomats and prevent Russia’s retaliatory measures, which would most likely lead to war.

    These negotiations were overheard by the FBI on the basis of a warrant that was received illegally, and the results of this wiretapping served as an excuse for Flynn’s resignation and filing a case against him, which subsequently developed into a Trump RussianGate.

    But then Flynn’s case was reinforced by taking his son hostage in the course of the Mueller investigation, which confirmed long-circulating rumors that it was in this way that Hillary Clinton forced to obey both Obama and Sanders.

    • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

      Do you have some kind of insider information about all this, or is this just a flight of your grain alcohol fueled (I warned you about that stuff!) imagination, Finc? I’m all in for a good conspiracy theory, but you’re the only one alleging these things that I know of.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 29, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

        This is a result of application of a scientific method as a unity and struggle of theory and experiment, when the theory poses the questions to experiment (known empirical data) and it rejects or confirms it, forcing the theory to develop.

        And no, no inside information is involved.

        I challenge you and maybe Ozone, to come with your own version of known events encompassing all facts that are more or less verified.

        • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2018 at 5:24 pm #

          I’m not saying you might not be onto something, old boy, just wondered why I haven’t heard of it elsewhere before. You’re a little more grandiose in your vision and pronouncements than I would be, but to each his own. Party on Finc!

        • Q. Shtik June 29, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

          Huh??

        • abbybwood June 30, 2018 at 2:01 am #

          It’s pretty simple:

          From the time Bill Clinton ran for president and won, being First Lady and “having tea and cookies” was not on the witch’s agenda.

          She WOULD be president some day, come hell or high water.

          Obama beat her fair and square and they made a deal that if she played nice in the sandbox as Secretary of State, he would make sure she could break that damn glass ceiling and succeed him in 2016!

          Of course the only problem with that scenario is that Mrs. Trailer Trash couldn’t stop trying to make as many millions as possible through her “pay to play” Clinton Foundation dirty deals. She couldn’t stop her chronic lying about…EVERYTHING! “Do you mean, did I wipe the server with a cloth??!!” (Research Charles Ortel to get the skinny on all her (and Bill’s) felonies related to The Clinton Foundation, The Clinton Global Initiative etc.)

          She had her stooges in The State Department, The Justice Department and the FBI working for her. They made SURE she would never be indicted. They even refused to seize the DNC server to do a proper investigation and allowed the witch and her cronies to let “Crowdstrike” do the investigation! Interviewed by the FBI with her lawyers present (who were also under investigation!), and not under oath with no recordings or notes taken! And lo and behold! We discovered that the FBI wrote her exoneration PRIOR to her interview! Sweet!

          She emailed the president on her private server and like a dolt he responded, then he LIED about it on national television.

          And after she lost the election (fair and square) after screwing Sanders six ways to Sunday in the primaries, it appears she and her “team” were STILL running the show at top levels of the FBI! She would NOT go down without a fight, election or no damn election!

          She was the Queen! The job was promised to HER! She EARNED it! She paid her dues!

          Her minions at the FBI are STILL trying to make Trump’s life miserable and until Trump and his team figure out how to drain the swamp on the 7th floor of the Hoover Building she will continue to make his life miserable.

          If there was ever any American I wanted to see cuffed and perp walked it is Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton and ALL her minions!

          • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2018 at 8:37 am #

            Hillary has been the shadow US President since 911.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 29, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

        However, I do use both American and Russian open publications.

  19. wm5135 June 29, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

    amb – “this beautiful experiment in government, which has so much potential.”

    100th Avatar – “Had. The potential ran the other way”

    The potential remains, it is the courage to avail ourselves of the potential that ran away.

    • 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

      “Ourselves” is a rather hazy concept these days.
      A nebulous abstraction. There is an idea in it, but it cannot be defined.
      At least today, at this moment.
      Anybody here, apparently, is an ourselves.
      So too are those making their way.
      And those still to come.

      Once a monolith, ourselves, too weighty and solid to be rattled let alone toppled, now sits in shards and anyone and everyone can lay claim to a piece.

      It is over.

  20. 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

    Codgers often ruminate about when America lost its innocence.
    More often than not, they agree that the tumult of the 1960’s with its wars and assasinations is it, followed with a little more debate as to whether JFK’s murder or Nixon’s exit signaled the apogee.

    When people ruminate about the collapse of the US, if they’re still around of course, chances are, they’ll settle at it beginning sometime around the Bush II regime, with the apogee being the collapse of the fourth estate, or surrender of the fourth estate, to the deep state that enacted a coup under the direction of a sitting, first half-black, president, and the heir apparent, first woman, president.

    Only the slow march of the future has time for the facts.

    • wm5135 June 29, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

      Ourselves – humanity

      sometime around Lincoln, when faith in the right to govern, possessed by free men, failed.

    • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

      You’re getting pretty damn eloquent here today, 100th. To what do we owe the honor?

      • 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 6:16 pm #

        I suppose this blog entry’s last paragraph.

        An outgoing administration was in collusion with the DNC, what we now know and have long suspected as being, an apparatus of the heir to the kingdom, HRC, to bring down not only an in-paty candidate (Sanders) but most importantly, an opponent party candidate, Trump.

        Yet despite the overwhelming, and underreported and under-investigated evidence, the media, and most strikingly, the populace, is more fearful of what this portends: a fatal strike against a so-called black president, a black and female AG, and a female President-in-waiting.

        But why, why?

        Because, as the author so frequently laments, political correctness has rendered everyone helpless and voiceless and helpless and voiceless against the truth.

        The fear of reality is what PC is most of all. And imagine the reality? They grovel and worship Obama like no other. He could never do, and never did, a wrong. To admit that he in fact committed crimes amounting to a coup through spying, election tampering, and abuse of federal police would be catastrophic to the left and the mass media.

        Their reading coterie would be loathe and reluctant to believe it.
        They would turn.

        Fake news.

        Many of the blacks would hate them for the perceived treachery.

        They might even abandon the democratic party and its media for.. the other party that they have almost beaten to non-existence.

        To fail now? Inconceivable.

        No, they can’t live with it.
        The media or the career bureaucrats (AKA: deep state)
        They owned Obama and Hillary and now Obama and Hilary own them.

        The Russians did it. The fall-out will be less.

        That is, if it’s the non-nuclear kind.

        • 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

          And it doesn’t end there.

          If you’re one of those who pay attention, and perhaps, if fortunate, move in the circles where the op-plans are discussed and implemented, you have noticed.

          The more frequent planted chatter.

          “Where are you Obama?”

          You’ve heard it more recently. You may have read it.
          In the media.

          Well, why?

          Because there is no going around his involvement.
          As I said, it’s out here clear as day.

          When you can’t hide the deed, you must create a palatable motive. A motive that can wash away the sins of the action.
          It’s the only way.
          Lawyering.. 201.

          He did it to protect the country.
          From Trump.

          Well, as distasteful as he may be, that assuredly, is not enough.
          No, not enough at all.

          He did it, with the police of the State (federal), the CIA, and his party’s nominee… to foil the Russians.

          JHK openly wonders why this narrative persists.
          It’s the only one they have.
          The Trump card.

          The only one that can save their, and Obama’s, legacy.

          And with the imminent denouement, it can’t be too long off now, we will find where Obama has been.

          Ready to bask in the media’s light again.

          Ever our savior.

          • 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

            I say these words now, from somewhere between the camp at The Farm and the gates of the Kingdom.

          • elysianfield June 30, 2018 at 11:31 am #

            “the camp at The Farm”

            …Ahhh….

        • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

          Yes, the Media Tribe and the Tribe that owns the Media tried to turn the Russians into the new Nazis. They failed. Now people want to know who the fuck do these people think they are.

          • 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

            Not many people.
            Most want to know
            why it’s taking so long to oust Trump.

  21. DrGonzo June 29, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

    But the chemtrails, JHK! What about the Chemtrails?!

    • malthuss June 29, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

      Seeing is believing and I have been seeing for 20-27 years.

  22. FincaInTheMountains June 29, 2018 at 5:11 pm #

    Chronicle of the World Civil War

    I continue to expose the nonsense that the media continue to spill in connection with the upcoming meeting between Putin and Trump.

    In particular, many experts on the set of talk shows, which I use as sleeping pills at this stage of my life and destiny, argue in connection with the extension of the EU sanctions, that “it is difficult to expect the lifting of sanctions, since despite the deteriorating relations with the United States, it is difficult for Europe to go against Washington, which with crying and weeping demands the extension of sanctions”.

    It ignores the simple reality that the conflict between the United States (in reality, between Trump) and the European Union and Canada, is connected with the fact that the EU and Canada intervened in the Civil War in the United States on the side of Trump’s opponents who adopted a special and, as many say, anti-constitutional law, depriving Trump of the most important foreign policy powers, in particular, the right to independently abolish sanctions against Russia.

    And about how Trump dodged, bypassing this law, one should write not a post, but a novel, but in this post we are talking about the hypocritical position of Europe, which was the initiator of not only European sanctions, but also American ones, which is actually visible from that position they take in the US Civil War.

    Nevertheless, the large-scale and without a doubt well-paid propaganda campaign that they deployed in Russia allowed them to disguise their role in the cold war 2.0 that Hillary tried to unleash, hiding behind the Chancellor Act and other conspiracies, specially created for this purpose, according to which the Fourth Reich very much loves Slavonic Russians, but the ugly US and even more ugly Israel force it to adopt vile sanctions against the dearest Russia.

    And this hypocrisy has a long-standing roots dating back to the 13th century, when it was applied to Simon de Montfort allowing the Black Project and the Anjou dynasty to hide the connection between the Fourth and Albigensian “crusade”.

    • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2018 at 6:07 pm #

      My only beef with your theory, Finc, is that you ascribe too much agency to HRC. I view her more as an opportunistic figurehead for a much larger cabal’s (loosely, the Soros gang of thieves) machinations, which as you note, has been ongoing for quite some time. And although he’s not mentioned here, the Bush gang are also prominent members of that club, and not as you’ve asserted before, some sort of innocent bystanders caught up in the Clinton’s assorted schemes. The same goes much more so for Obama, who might have had his minor quibbles with her over particulars in the runup to the election, but who for the most part sang from the same sheet of music. I will say that I think the Dems really missed their chance with Obama, who was as cool and convincing a liar as ever drew breath. They should have had an army of clones in the wings to replace him, rather the utterly psychopathic and delusional Clinton twit. Quite frankly, I have a hard time believing that even the nameless global powers behind the throne that apparently anointed her can stand the bitch.

      • Walter B July 1, 2018 at 6:17 am #

        Public treatment of the Clinton Crime Family defies reason and the only possible explanation for the hands off attitude that those that might compete with them have is that they are all afraid of the suicides that those who interact with the Clinton’s so frequently resort to. The fact that no one has the nerve to take them on or call them out, for me at least, is evidence that Bill and Hillary are minions of a higher (or actually a lower) source of power.

      • K-Dog July 1, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

        He could substitute ‘eye of newt‘ for HRC next time around.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 29, 2018 at 7:19 pm #

      The history of the Montfort family is of great importance not only for understanding the essence of Trump-Putin summit at the highest level, which the media enthusiastically raves about and which I called anti-Helsinki in the previous post, but also for understanding the essence of that political or rather geopolitical struggle unfolding now in Moscow, the above-water part of which is called “pension reform”.

      Indeed, the son of the head of the Albigensian Crusade, Simon de Montfort, the 6th Earl of Leicester is the ancestor of that political tradition, symbolized by the notorious pyramid with the eye on a dollar bill. This tradition is now embodied in Moscow by P.M. Medvedev, whose pension reform is fighting the traditional society, the symbol of which is the ring, not only in Russia, but throughout the world.

      This ring, popularly known as “the good king – bad oligarchs!”, is locked in the personality of the Tsar, as in the traditional society it is the Tsar who, together with the people, opposes the oligarchy oppressing the people, and freedom and the bill of rights are needed for the barons for unimpeded enjoyment of the right to the first night and to grab public lands.

      But the liberal “intelligentsia,” who in fact is a bourgeoisie or philistinism in the worst sense of the word, knows nothing about Simon de Montfort who created the pyramidal structure of society, and think that “the good king – bad oligarchs!” is some sort of a curse.

  23. DurangoKid June 29, 2018 at 5:23 pm #

    Has anyone considered that because US elections are so vapid, irksome, pointless, corrupt, and boring that outside interference might be a welcome relief? But no-o-o-o-o! We’re getting all lathered up about a system we all hate and most of us avoid because some “Russian strong man” might have put his pinkie on the scales? Grow up. Hillary was never going to win. Bernie was the best hope of keeping Trump out of the driver’s seat. Apparently it was more important to the Democratic mucky-mucks to keep their corporate sell-out on the ballot than win as long as they could find a scapegoat after the unthinkable happened. True to form the Republicans let the free market rule the day. Trump was good for business. That clinched it.

    So what if Trump goes down? The powers that be will want to limit the damage, which means Pence for president. We go from a clown with a fright wig to a clown with fangs. Wait. You thought getting rid of Trump would suddenly add billions of barrels of WTI to the oil inventory? It would bring factory jobs to Gary, Indiana? Convince Assad to retire to Aruba? Starbucks announces hazelnut toffee macchiato? I think not.

    • Exscotticus June 29, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

      @DurangoKid

      >>> Has anyone considered that because US elections are so vapid, irksome, pointless, corrupt, and boring

      Pointless? Trump’s policies are the polar opposite of Hillary’s. Now a RINO versus Hillary would have been pointless…

      Corrupt? You mean like illegal aliens and dead Republicans voting for Democrats? OK sure but Trump took it regardless, so the system still works.

      Boring?! Now I know you’re tripping. Most entertaining election EVER.

      • abbybwood June 30, 2018 at 2:12 am #

        I agree.

        I still like to watch the clips of the MSM’s heads exploding as the results came in election night 2016.

        Maddow, Matthews, Hayes, Reid and Co.

        Nothing more soothing to help that insomnia than to listen to all of them gnash their teeth and weep with shock and angst.

        The Young Turks is especially relaxing and enjoyable.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

          The best was Colbert’s apparently. The little funnyman’s smile began to freeze around 9 pm. Then it slowly turned into a grimace and then a snarl.

          And in Times Square the silence was deafening and the crowd contemplated murder in their tiny rocky hearts.

        • Tate June 30, 2018 at 4:57 pm #

          Those clips are quite pleasant & enjoyable, & to hear the lamentations of their women is beyond expression.

          youtube.com/watch?v=6PQ6335puOc

        • Tate June 30, 2018 at 4:57 pm #

          Those clips are quite pleasant & enjoyable, & to hear the lamentations of their women is beyond expression.

          youtube.com/watch?v=6PQ6335puOc

  24. HollywoodSean June 29, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

    Yeah. We should find the Deep State swamp creature that hired Rod and hold him responsible!
    Oh, wait…

  25. Pucker June 29, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

    The current economic model was developed by the early Merchant Bankers, like Barings and Meyer Amshel Rothschild: Don’t make one profit. Rather make many multiple profits, extracting value from each link in the System or Process. Eventually, each country or government just becomes one link in the overall process of value extraction based on War. The individual is caught up in a complex web of value extraction. The individual can only prosper by seeking to Game the system to extract value for himself and get a piece of the pie for himself. Society becomes a big termite mound.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2018 at 3:26 pm #

      Exactly so. Christianity bans usury, yet it hasn’t seriously enforced this in centuries, thus the Rothschilds triumphed and it became a mockery of itself as the most ambitious Christians went to work for their deadly enemies, the Judeo-Masons.

  26. Pucker June 29, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

    I wonder if all of the shenanigans at the DOJ and with the Clintons and Trump is just Kabuki Theater for termites in the Mound trying to extract value for themselves by working the System? It’s like the Vietnam War (and everything else) in that it doesn’t make anything sense?

  27. Q. Shtik June 29, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

    I periodically drop in at Cold N Holefield’s own blog known as The Catcher in the Lie. His recognizable style has remained while his vitriol against well, almost everything has exploded.

    Apparently he has drawn someone ones ire. Clicking on my bookmark link for Cold’s blog, I learned that WordPress.COM has “struck off” (tip o’ the hat to GreenAlba) Catcher.

    Cold, if you’re out there, check in here and let us know what’s up with this banning by WordPress.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

      How do you handle it when you catch someone in a Lie, say your daughter or wife? Do you let them get away with it – or come down on them like a ton of bricks? Do you find yourself asking, What would Colden do?

      • elysianfield July 1, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

        “What would Colden do?”

        Janos,
        Why, threaten physical violence, of course. Who among us has not been threatened by Holden?

        • elysianfield July 1, 2018 at 7:20 pm #

          Colden, I mean. There were threats…hollow threats, of course, but offered in rage and with bad intent.

  28. Pucker June 29, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

    I wonder how the Investment Banks are extracting value from leveraging and manipulating the Process of the Trade War with China? The Trade War may be profitable for the Investment Banks?

  29. Walter B June 29, 2018 at 8:37 pm #

    Hidden Figures it is Jim, along with hidden justice as well. Since we are in the era where tearing down “insulting” statues is a viable pastime, I would suggest that we start tearing down any and all of the statues that represent Lady Justice wherever they may be found. Either that or rework the existing edifices to remove her arms, legs ears and eyes to reflect the current state of uselessness that she now fails to operate in. I understand that putting off financial collapse by kicking the can down the road can go on apparently indefinitely and maybe even rightly so, but by reducing Lady Justice to a convulsing spastic on the bar room floor (at least for the privileged few) have we not reduced the nation to Al Capone’s Chicago? Do you think there are any Treasury Agents left that can help us out here or are we all seriously screwed as the shit-show drags on month after month, year after year? It is really pathetic you know and most of us have lost all of the little faith we may have still had in the crappy system that rules us all.

    • Pucker June 29, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

      The “Justice System” is a “Process” like the “Legislative Process”, or the “Finance Process” or the “Healtchcare System or Process”, or the education system or Process, or the “Political Process”, or the “Military Procurement Process”, etc. that can be manipulated, gamed and leveraged to extract value from at each link in the process, a bit like a maze for mice?

      • Walter B June 29, 2018 at 9:15 pm #

        Yes a maze, but no cheese at the center, just a pile of steaming feces.

    • abbybwood June 30, 2018 at 2:13 am #

      That blindfold on Lady Justice came down long ago.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

      It was also a movie about large Black Women whose brilliance alone allowed the White Man to get to the Moon. We would have never made it without them (if indeed we made it at all).

      • Tate June 30, 2018 at 11:18 pm #

        Weren’t the astronauts Negroes? Just like the Pharaohs.

  30. 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

    The NYTimes ran a piece today. The opinion editors were feeling rather bold on a summer Friday.

    It’s time we talk about the elephant in the room driving the waves of migration.

    Time to have the courage to recognize the factor of…

    ..climate change.

    Not overpopulation in a world of dwindling resources.

    There’s no stopping climate change. The toothpaste is out of the tube.

    There is a way to mitigate the amount of people that will suffer from it.

    There is an easy way, or nature’s way.

    It appears most would rather have nature take it’s course.

    • Walter B June 29, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

      Here’s so change you can take to the bank:

      ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ccmc-swrt-display/SWMF-RCM/index.php

      • 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 9:32 pm #

        Not sure what I am looking at.

        Lots of interesting colors though.

        If the implication is heat, drought, lower yields, diminished fresh water sources, uninhabitable geographic areas, etc., well, there isn’t much of a solution at this point beyond a future of less competing for less.

        • Walter B June 29, 2018 at 9:44 pm #

          This is a graphic representation of the current state of the Earth’s protective Magnetosphere. Try Googling that and click on images and you will see what it is supposed to look like. The NASA site that I posted shows the effects of the Sun’s pounding of our planet with Solar Winds, CME’s, Solar Flares and filaments and gamma radiation on that protective magnetic field. Yes the effects you cite can be attributed to this increase in the solar activity and the decrease in the Magnetosphere, as well as any other degradation that the ozone or the troposphere may have as well.

          The Solar Maximum was supposed to have passed in 2014 if I remember correctly, but I’ll be damned if it has not at least seemed to intensify every year since then. All well above my pay grade to be sure, but interesting nonetheless.

          • 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 10:37 pm #

            I am intrigued.
            Are they not telling us something?

            The CFC laws from the 90’s came too late?

            The poles are in flux?

          • Walter B June 29, 2018 at 10:58 pm #

            Who knows for sure, and while there is plenty out there and even much from “official” outlets like NASA:

            nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/solarmin-max.html

            If you track it over time, the information certainly does change, but then that is what science does, isn’t it? All I know from experience is that as the years go by, our outdoor 88,000 pool at the YMCA is losing more water every day each Summer from evaporation (we check the bottom and sides for leaks with SCUBA gear all the time and find none), and the tops of the canopy in my hardwood forest dies off quicker each year, so IMHO, something is certainly up. There are many other subtle indicators like the quick fading of yellow and red signage (especially on the NJSP cars) and the US government still IS terrified of a Kill Shot from the Sun as the main threat to our “Grid” isn’t it?

            Check it out for as the Sun goes, so goes the Earth.

    • malthuss June 29, 2018 at 9:24 pm #

      THANKS

    • Exscotticus June 30, 2018 at 1:40 am #

      Brilliant. Next these NYT editors will tell us what causes climate change. No not people, stupid! It’s HEAT.

      • GreenAlba June 30, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

        It’s about heat energy added to the atmosphere by the activities of people (cutting down forests as much as building cement factories or breeding an excessive number of cows). Not sure what’s complicated about that in principle.

        It doesn’t matter to the atmosphere whether it’s a lot of people adding a little (per capita) or a smaller number adding a lot. The result (additional energy in the system) is a function of the number of people and their activities. In terms of AGW, clearly – we’re not responsible for volcanoes, for example.

        Then there are feedback loops, so if the activities of the people (whichever people and however many) lead to, say, the warming of Siberia and the liberation of methane (which is about 25 times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas but doesn’t remain so long in the atmosphere), that’s still, fundamentally, a function of the number of people and their activities.

        Those who only want to talk about the activities and never about the population clearly want to avoid dealing with the population issue (stating the bleedin’ obvious, I realise). And those who only want to talk about the population and not about lifestyles clearly want the lifestyles left out of the discussions (similarly stating the bleedin’ obvious) for obvious reasons.

        Given that excessive population has other effects (over use of limited resources, soil degradation and a whole lot of other things), it makes sense to deal with both, rather than plan for a population of 20 billion living like battery hens. Nor that we’ll ever reach 20 billion – if we do nothing (on either count), nature will have batted long before that.

        The population problem CAN be dealt with. Kerala is the classic example, which is even studied in schools as part of human geography curricula:

        getrevising.co.uk/diagrams/kerala-india-6

        getrevising.co.uk/diagrams/kerala-india-6

        • GreenAlba June 30, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

          Sorry, pasted the same link twice:

          bbc.com/education/clips/zjgpyrd

        • Tate June 30, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

          Or you can just load ’em down with debt they’ll never be able to repay, force ’em to have vaccinations, & prescribe narcotic drugs like candy.

          • GreenAlba June 30, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

            “Or you can just load ’em down with debt they’ll never be able to repay”

            Third world too, unfortunately.

            I don’t advocate forcing people to have vaccinations. But if parents choose not to vaccinate their kids, they’ll have to home school them. Fair’s fair. You’re not entitled to endanger other people’s children by lowering herd immunity. I suspect if you did a Venn diagram, there would be some overlap anyway.

          • Walter B June 30, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

            I don’t know GA. Not being one who has ever just STFU and did what I was told by some “higher authority”, I have serious reservations about blindly following our “benevolent” masters every demand. Out here in Western New Jersey I have lost count of how many of our friend’s sons suffer from Autism, but there are a disproportionate many and all of their professionals are pointing to vaccinations as the prime cause. There are those, no doubt that happily walk into the showers when they are so ordered, but me, I like to check to see that there are actually functioning shower heads on the walls instead of simply holes in the ceilings.

          • GreenAlba July 2, 2018 at 7:11 am #

            Walter

            ‘Other professionals’ are just another ‘higher authority’ and ‘pointing to vaccinations’ isn’t evidence. And don’t forget what Andrew Wakefield’s conflict of interest actually was:

            bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c5258

            Other ‘professionals’ may have similar ideas.

            In the meantime there is currently NO credible scientific evidence to show any link between the MMR vaccine and autism. And, believe me, I wouldn’t have given my kids a vaccine either if I’d been shown actual evidence that their health was at risk. I didn’t give them beef for many more years than necessary after the BSE outbreak (and after John Gummer MP famously shoved a burger in his daughter’s mouth to prove how safe it was).

            You will never stop parents believing things even in the face of a complete lack of evidence. Here’s what the National Autistic Society in the UK has to say:

            autism.org.uk/get-involved/media-centre/position-statements/mmr-vaccine.aspx

            “Our position:

            “The National Autistic Society is clear that there is no link between autism and the MMR vaccine.

            “We believe that no further attention or research funding should be unnecessarily directed towards examining a link that has already been comprehensively discredited. Instead, we should be focusing our efforts on improving the lives of the 700,000 autistic people in the UK, and their families.

            “The evidence:

            “Much research has been devoted to this issue and the results have repeatedly shown there is no link. This includes a comprehensive review of all available studies on links between autism and vaccines in 2014, using data from more than 1.25 million children.

            “In addition, the original research linking the MMR vaccine and autism has been comprehensively discredited…”

            I looked on the website of the US Autism Society to see if they saw things any differently but only came up in this interview with Steven Silberman:

            autism-society.org/news/interview-of-steven-silberman/

            …which, again, will give no succour to the anti-vaxxers.

            And, since it’s been brought up before, here’s a 17-page expert commentary from 2016 on why the John Walker-Smith case does not apply to Andrew Wakefield, despite the anti-vaxxers gleefully claiming that it must. Walker-Smith was an unwitting dupe in the dishonest research done by Andrew Wakefield, of whose conflict of interest he was unaware at the time. Andrew Wakefield’s research wasn’t just junk science, it was junk science for financial gain:

            ecbt.org/images/articles/Andrew_Wakefield_Has_Never_Been_Exonerated_Final.pdf

            And a science blog discussing the same…

            scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/03/08/andy-wakefield-exonerated-because-john-w/

            People will continue to believe things for which there is no evidence and some will endanger their own children and others.

            No-one is forcing them to have their children vaccinated. But it is entirely reasonable to exclude them from schools if they are refusing to vaccinate their children for no good medical reason (immunosuppressed children are obviously exempt).
            I believe this is policy anyway in parts of the US.

            It would be interesting to see how many anti-vaxxers would be willing to send their children to schools ONLY attended by other unvaccinated children. Hmmm… line your totally unprotected children over here, folks – NO herd immunity for you to freeride on in this school…

            When the post-oil world is finally upon us, vaccinations will likely be a thing of the past. And we will notice. As Joni famously sang, ‘don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone…’.

            ?

          • Walter B July 2, 2018 at 10:05 am #

            Its not about not taking vaccines GA, its about removing the mercury and other harmful elements from them. Don’t you believe in improving products over time especially once serious questions have been raised?

          • GreenAlba July 2, 2018 at 10:11 am #

            About the mercury, Walter…

            sciencenordic.com/mmr-vaccine-science-exposes-biggest-myths

            Of course I believe in improving them over time, which is what happens.

        • Exscotticus June 30, 2018 at 7:31 pm #

          @GreenAlba

          Even if we don’t all agree on the proximate causes of climate change, we should be able to agree that infinite growth is not possible, and to stop planning for it.

          It’s a lot easier to talk about population than lifestyle. In today’s PC climate of diversity and multiculturalism, all cultures are equal and beyond reproach. We’re all just one big happy snowflake.

          Population, on the other hand, is a scalar unit. It is what it is, and there’s really no spinning it.

          >>> The population problem CAN be dealt with.

          Not possible. The problem is the same as always: what do you do about the cheaters? the parasites? the free shit army? Say Kerala managed to significantly reduce its population by making sacrifices. But meanwhile the rest of India did not. India’s overall population has grown steadily and is now over 1.3 billion. If Kerala’s population density suddenly goes down as a result of the austerity of its citizens, Indians who did not reduce their “carbon footprint” will pour into Karala—just as irresponsible breeders in overpopulated overflowing shithole countries are now pouring into the USA.

          Reducing your “carbon footprint” when 350,000 new babies are born every day is an exercise in futility. Whatever good you think you’re doing for the planet is more than offset by those who couldn’t care less. And—no—you’re not going to lead them by example.

          The only thing you can do is to try and force people to live with the consequences of their actions. This means, for example, building a big beautiful wall, and not letting gimmigrants spread their irresponsible infinite growth culture beyond their own national borders. Of course this is not really a solution, since disease from drought, famine, and wars will not be stopped by walls.

          • Walter B June 30, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

            If overpopulation is ever acknowledged as a problem, you can bet your bottom dollar that euthanasia will follow and perhaps even more pro-active means of population reduction.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2018 at 8:57 pm #

            But it would be a solution for us on our side of the Wall. Of course not completely if there’s anything to Global Warming. But once enough people die, things will reverse while we sit like Effendi in peace and plenty.

        • elysianfield July 1, 2018 at 7:25 pm #

          “Not sure what’s complicated about that in principle.”

          Alba,
          What is complicated is that the Earth and it’s environ are very large, and the variables “legion”, and many not well understood…some not even identified.

          • GreenAlba July 2, 2018 at 7:35 am #

            Exscotticus

            Saying that something CAN be dealt with doesn’t mean that it will.

            And you seem to have misunderstood the implications of the Kerala example. It is not about ‘austerity’ but the opposite. It is about enlightened self-interest.

            “Reducing your “carbon footprint” when 350,000 new babies are born every day is an exercise in futility. ”

            If a poor Bangladeshi farmer had the leisure to think about it, he might equally say, ‘what’s the point in me depriving myself of two more sons to help with the farm, when any of them might die young anyway, if a bunch of rich people in other countries have no qualms about how many cars, patio heaters, swimming pools or yachts they tell themselves they need?’.

            And so it goes. Work needs to be done on both types of ‘infinite growth cultures’ – population and consumption. You made my point for me about the ‘don’t touch my lifestyle’ brigade.

            “The only thing you can do is to try and force people to live with the consequences of their actions.”

            But you don’t. Poorer countries primarily pay the consequences of the actions of the rich. They also primarily pay the consequences of the actions of the poor.

            I do not go along with the ‘porous borders’ idea for any country, as you would know from reading my posts – each country is entitled to have its own immigration policy to suit its own needs and tolerances (other people are entitled to express their opinions nevertheless).

            Refugees are a different issue, no matter how contentious is the attempt to distinguish one from the other.

            I believe in personal responsibility, but the only person I have any control over is me. So I’ll continue to do what I consider right. I expect if you lived somewhere where lots of people threw litter on the pavement you’d still take yours home and bin it. That’s exactly the same thing.

          • Exscotticus July 2, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

            @GreenAlba

            >>> If a poor Bangladeshi farmer had the leisure to think about it, he might equally say, ‘what’s the point in me depriving myself of two more sons to help with the farm, when any of them might die young anyway, if a bunch of rich people in other countries have no qualms about how many cars, patio heaters, swimming pools or yachts they tell themselves they need?’.

            OK now I get your point. You believe irresponsible breeding and excessive consumerism are both cultural and equivalent. I’d argue that’s a false equivalency on so many levels. Because Trump owns a yacht, you get to create babies you can’t feed?! Um, OK.

            Regardless, we both seem to agree that nations have a right to secure their borders. But then you hedge and claim refugees are an exception, and your refugee exception essentially nullifies borders as every immigrant claims to be one.

            Meanwhile, behind every refugee is a failed nation. Behind every refugee is a culture that did not live within its means or plan for rainy days. And now it wants to make its problems the world’s problems.

            The point at which a nation’s internal issues result in a mass exodus of its people, is the point at which other nations can interfere and take whatever measures they deem necessary for the survival of their own respective cultures. That could be a big beautiful wall, a regime change, or whatever.

  31. 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 9:26 pm #

    University of Florida, and I regret having to use this term, snowflakes, make charges of racism after being yanked off stage during a graduation ceremony.

    It was not for lack of decorum, or elegance, or class, or humility.

    It was, in their minds, for being brown.

    Walking on to the dais to receive their diploma like they were strutting onto a catwalk, or Jerry Springer set, or The Voice stage.

    All eyes on me generation.

    Look at me. I melted.

    • Walter B June 29, 2018 at 10:25 pm #

      So I gather that you are telling us that your alma mater, that which you gave so much to and took so much away from has degraded into a pathetic shadow of what it used to be and possibly even has lost pretty much all of the value which you attributed to it?

      If this is so then we should get together one day and a raise a glass or few to that which was and is no more and we shall shed many a tear over having been so sadly disappointed for I also have been crushed by degradation and disappointment in my own rock bound highland home.

      No, everything does not always get better. Sometimes it gets worse, much worse.

      • 100th Avatar June 29, 2018 at 10:44 pm #

        I didn’t attend the school, but feel for them nevertheless.

        I am of the school where the linear passage of time interpretation must not equate to progress.

        Even within our own brief history.

        It’s as though the dark ages never occurred, and even if, they are trapped back in time, back behind on the line.

  32. KesaAnna June 29, 2018 at 10:16 pm #

    ” East Germany was essentially a giant prison. ”

    I don’t mind being called a Christian religious nut , because if that is what passes for reason among you types who worship the state , I’ll gladly pass on it.

    Yes , East Germany was essentially a giant prison.

    and your little regime doesn’t import so many god damned products from the genocidal police state of China because you respect the rights of the common man so much.

    in as few words as possible , the biggest difference I saw / see between our respective regimes is that we DID KNOW what sort of place we lived in.

    But you folks , even after 70 or more years of this shit , still have your heads shoved that far up your own asses.

    ” If you can’t see the difference between these walls, then maybe you should have the courage OF YOUR OPEN_BORDERS CONVICTION, , and remove all the other walls your life depends on. ”

    I didn’t endorse open borders . In as much as I made any pronouncement on the subject , it was in the opposite vein , the opposite sentiment.

    Your reading comprehension sucks.

  33. S M Tenneshaw June 30, 2018 at 2:08 am #

    I just dropped in to see what condition yer condition was in.

    All the chit’s that hit the fan, and yer still on and on and on about Hillary’s emails. Sad!

    • Walter B June 30, 2018 at 5:25 am #

      In places where there once was and no longer is truth and/or justice, great public evils live on forever. There is no closure so the book can never be closed. Those who live through such injustice and lies must die off in order for society to move on. Don’t worry, we are working on that.

      • S M Tenneshaw June 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm #

        If you’re really trying to paint the slimy, rotting bag of human garbage currently stinking up the White House as some kind of white knight who will slay the eeeeevul Hillary, you’re beyond help.

        • Walter B June 30, 2018 at 6:31 pm #

          How the hell did you come up with that comment from what I posted? I never said anything about Trump and I have consistently posted that I never did like Trump and I especially detest both Clintons as well as Obama and the Bushes. This is the worst case of lack of reading comprehension that I have ever seen. Unpunished crime spans the aisles and the colored ties, don’t you know? Care to have another go at it?

  34. FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2018 at 5:23 am #

    Amalek in the Old Testament, the Final Solution to the Jewish Question and the Fourth World War

    Behind the back of Middle Eastern Jihadists looms Middle Eastern ODESSA and Martin Bormann’s NSDAP money, which were invested in oil exploration – it is enough to type in Google “Getty Nazis” where Getty is the name of a man who, with the help of the Nazis, found great Middle Eastern oil, which not only allowed the legalization of Bormann’s NSDAP money, but also tied the United States to the Greater Middle East, making Americans puppets in someone else’s game.

    The current rampage of the Nazi heirs is undoubtedly the result of erosion of the moral lessons of the Second World War, and the decisive blow to these lessons was inflicted, as always, by the best of intentions of the liberal intellectuals directly associated with American neocons, from whose pitch they equated the victors of Nazism to its adherents.

    And this makes one think about the responsibility of those who executed the Nazi criminals on Jewish Purim, refused to openly acknowledge the Amalek in them, despite their relatively successful attempt to finally solve the Jewish question – the original goal of Amalek.

    blog.israelbiblicalstudies.com/jewish-studies/purim-story-prophecy/

    The receipt of the text of the Old Testament (Torah) by the refugees from Egypt was an act of the creation of the Jewish people. According to legend, Moses wrote down from the words of the Almighty on Mount Sinai for forty days, or the scribes wrote for over 40 years while wandering through the desert: three different scribes wrote the same text, and then three different copies were compared by an independent observer, but it was the acquisition of the Torah that created the Jewish people, but as soon as Moses brought them out of Egypt, that is, before they could turn from the crowd of runaway slaves into a Nation, they were attacked by the people of Amalek, the grandson of Esau in order to solve the Jewish question proactively, even before the emergence of the Jewish people as such (Exodus 17: 8.).

    In this regard, the commandment to Israel “remember what Amalek did to you” the meaning of which is easy to find out by typing it in Google. It was this commandment that King Saul violated, capturing the Amalekites king Agag and capturing many trophies during a punitive expedition against his subjects instead of simply killing them.

    It was the refusal to destroy the Amalek people from man to livestock that angered the Almighty, who promised the Jews his help in the fight against Amalek, including promising to fight the Amalek himself, and this promise can not but remind us about the Apocalypse and Armageddon.

    The fact is that in the Old Testament the descendants of Esau are considered antagonists of Israel – the people of God, chosen by himself, because they are the descendants of Abraham, who first realized that God is one “and he credited it to him as righteousness” (Gen.15: 6.) But Esau rejected the Almighty along with the birthright in the name of lentil stew, which became a symbol of carnal pleasures, and after that his descendants became the only God-opposing people, as all other nations, worshiping idols and refusing to follow the path of the Almighty, do not know what they are doing and only Amalek, as a descendant of Abraham, understands whom he is going against.

    Of course, it is now difficult and even impossible for us to reconcile with such a commandment – to destroy entire people from man to cattle. In our time this is called genocide, but it should not be forgotten that according to the Holy Scripture this command does not come from man, but from the Word that was at the beginning and which was later embodied in man, becoming Christ, a man completely like us, but without sin.

    And it was exactly the Eighth Day of Creation that changed the result of creation in previous days so that in the world in which we live the genocide became incompatible with our morality despite our sinfulness. But we can not spread our morality to the world before Christ, where the kings on their tombs with pride for ages wrote narratives about how they personally killed the captives and piled mountains from the cut off heads. And the fact that some sect that calls itself apocalyptic, brings us back to the Christian times, says about it that of all Abrahamic religions, it is the religion of Amalek that is best suited to it, and not Islam, the religion of the first child of Abraham Ismail.

    After the Exodus from Egypt, the Amalekites were allegedly exterminated at the time of King Ezekiel (Ezekiel 25:13), but after 300 years one of them named Aman (Agagi) was discovered at the court of the Persian king Artaxerxes (Xerxes I) and attempted to finally resolve the Jewish question, with the help of the intrigues of Jacob’s descendants professing Judaism, and the Aryans, who profess a very specific form of dualism-Zoroastrianism.

    And before that in the Persian Empire, these religions were considered related, and the Jews and Aryans were so close to the religious allies that the Persian king Cyrus II the Great was given the title of Moshiach, the savior-Messiah. And this undeniable historical fact makes it necessary to revise in our “apocalyptic” times all that we know about the interaction of Christianity with the dualistic heresies, the tragedy of which was traditionally explained precisely by the irreconcilable contradictions of dualism with Abrahamic monotheism. Again, in this situation, the memory of the Amalek and his participation in the conspiracy against Persia and Israel is not at all superfluous.

    This conspiracy of the Amalekites against the Jews and Persians (namely, this is how this plot was regarded by Artaxerxes) was exposed by the queen and the Orthodox Saint Esther and the Jews tried once again to fulfill the commandment for the extermination of the Amalek, but apparently unsuccessfully, so through the Great Indiction after the restoration of the Temple (Indiction – 532 years , after which all the dates of the Julian Paschalia are repeated), another Amalek – Pompey – appointed another Amalek – Herod the Great – king of Israel, and when this king desecrated the Second Temple by the murder of Jonas the Baptist and Christ, the future emperor of Rome Titus destroyed this temple.

    And the greatest interest in this story is the fate of the Ark of the Covenant, which apparently appeared in the Jerusalem treasure of the Emperor, looted in Israel and 300 years later looted by the King of Visigoths Alaric.

    And after another Great Indiction, the Grand Duke of Kiev, Vladimir, accepted Christianity and created the Third Rome.

    In the following 1000 years, attempts to finally solve the Jewish question were repeatedly undertaken, invariably coinciding with attempts to solve the Slavic question, as well as the issue of the Second and Third Rome (the Northern Crusades and the Fourth Crusade), but in Western Europe these attempts were successful only in the 20th century and were accompanied by a fairly consistent attempt to partially resolve the question with the Aryans-Slavs, whom the next Amalek – Hitler- declared subhuman.

    But one of the main results of the 20th century became the restoration of Israel by Joseph Stalin, and the fact that he led historic Russia in the most severe war that destroyed the Amalek state, forces us to look at his attempts to restore Orthodoxy more than seriously, as Ivan the Terrible for example considered Historical Russia as New Israel.

    • Tate June 30, 2018 at 9:13 am #

      And your point is what exactly? Since you never mentioned any color projects, you must have a point.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

        I am researching the genesis of Nazism and what and when things went wrong with US.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2018 at 12:41 pm #

        Just that Borman’s NSDAP money amounts in some estimate I’ve seen to 20 trillion dollars, which means that the most of the world’s economy today is under the Nazi (Amalek) control.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2018 at 5:27 pm #

        Much knowledge here for free. Modern Judaism has almost nothing to do with the religion of Moses, with the exception of the tiny Kairite Sect who reject the Talmud. They are what most people think of when they think of Judaism.

  35. Elrond Hubbard June 30, 2018 at 11:10 am #

    The solstice has passed, and with the hottest part of the summer now upon us, just thought I’d share this little bit of ease and fun with you all from the land of winter:

    youtube.com/watch?v=eHhKMu8jrfw

    Who can be unhappy with these guys around? Happy Canada Day, everyone! Cheers!

    • Q. Shtik June 30, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

      Elrond,

      What is the situation with pot in Canada right now? Has it been legalized? Can it be purchased by any adult for recreational use? I’m going to be up your way for a week or so beginning July 13.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

        Can you promise us some posts en route? And some high posting in Canada?

        Why don’t you two meet and you give us your impression of Elrond? He looked like a maniac from his picture.

        • Q. Shtik July 1, 2018 at 9:54 am #

          “Can you promise us some posts en route?” – Janos

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

          Probably not. Tech-wise I’ll be limited to a cell phone.
          I’ll be keeping daily notes and if anything worth mentioning happens I’ll post it after I get back home.

          “Why don’t you two meet and you give us your impression of Elrond?” – Janos

          I would love to meet up with Elrond but don’t know exactly where he is (Toronto, perhaps?).

          Elrond, if your monitoring, do a Google map and let me know how far you are from Westmeath, Ont. I would be willing to travel a reasonable distance for a meet-up.

      • Elrond Hubbard June 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm #

        Q, the bill to legalize cannabis (Bill C-45) passed third reading and received royal assent last week, so now we’re just waiting for the day it comes into effect: October 17, 2018. That’s later than expected, but apparently some of the provinces wanted more time to prepare. Till then, it’s as illegal as ever, so take due care when you visit.

        NB: while weed has been legalized federally, each province has leeway to set some of its own rules about things like age limits, where you’re allowed to smoke it, whether home cultivation is allowed, etc. Some provinces (e.g. Alberta) will have widespread availability through private retail stores, while others (like my home province of Ontario) will only sell it through a small number of government-owned stores. The maximum amount you can possess (per household, I think, not per individual) is 30 grams. I can’t find a fully up-to-date guide (not surprising, everything’s in motion getting ready for the big day), so I guess check back on this from time to time:

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_laws_of_Canada_by_province_or_territory

        One more thing that I can’t emphasize enough to U.S. visitors: by all means, come and enjoy, but prepare for your own government to treat you as a criminal when you go back. They’re handing out lifetime bans to otherwise innocent Canadians who confirm having ever used cannabis, even years previously, when they’re questioned at the border. Not saying this will definitely happen — just, you know, look out below. Jeff Sessions really, really doesn’t like marijuana.

        • Q. Shtik July 1, 2018 at 9:40 am #

          October 17, 2018. – EH

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

          Oh, fuck. That’s almost 3 mos too late!

        • Janos Skorenzy July 1, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

          Will Q’s electric shaver work in Canada? I’ve only been once and only for a minute, taking the boat ride to the Canadian side of Lake Champlain. The feeling of Evil on that side was overwhelming….

          • Q. Shtik July 1, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

            I don’t do electric, Janos.

  36. elysianfield June 30, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

    Regarding the “Deep State”

    IF, in fact, the opposition is indeed well organized, relatively powerful and ubiquitous, I fear the near future.

    Trump has another SCOTUS to nominate. The opposition is currently rending their hair…they know that another Trump appointee to the Supreme Court is, like Herpes, forever…their dream agenda lost, most probably, for their lifetimes.

    IF the Deep State is as powerful as some assume, I fear there might be an attempt at assassination…Their window to otherwise neutralize Trump is shrinking.

    Fear this.

    • GreenAlba June 30, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

      Perhaps the problem is having the SCOTUS appointed by the President in the first place. In the UK a selection commission has to be convened and aspiring Justices are openly invited to apply to be considered by the commission.

      supremecourt.uk/about/appointments-of-justices.html

      • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

        May be that’s because US is a Presidential Republic and England is an Absolute Monarchy?

        Sorry, GA, couldn’t help it 🙂

        • GreenAlba June 30, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

          Haha (again!).

          But, I don’t see why being a Presidential Republic necessitates political appointments within the Judiciary. Aren’t the branches of government meant to be independent? In theory, obviously…

          • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

            Aren’t the branches of government meant to be independent?

            They are, essentially, with the occasional exception of negligent pillow usage.

          • Tate June 30, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

            It’s not necessary, but it’s spelled out in the Constitution of the U.S. for this particular Presidential Republic. Article 2, section 2, clause 2.

          • GreenAlba June 30, 2018 at 5:06 pm #

            I realise that – in terms of comparative systems, though, I think it’s better if the executive keeps its nose out of the judiciary as far as possible. It’s just a personal view.

            Other people see it differently, but I suppose everyone’s happy while ‘their side’ has the balance. It just seems wrong to me. I’d have thought you’d want your judiciary to be as independent of political interference as possible and that candidates with strong political views either way – or fixed views on contentious issues – should be avoided like the plague.

          • Tate June 30, 2018 at 5:53 pm #

            He doesn’t have unlimited power to choose. It is with the “advise & consent” of the Senate. But the Senate changed the rules under Obama, when the Dems had a majority in the Senate. It once required a super-majority vote to confirm an appointment, now a simple majority. It will happen before the mid-term elections to assure confirmation.

          • Exscotticus July 1, 2018 at 11:04 pm #

            @Tate

            Yep—it was the “nuclear” option. Republicans warned the Dems not to do it. “You won’t be in power forever,” they admonished. But, alas, Dems governed exactly like they’d be in power forever. All this FBI/DoJ intrigue is because they thought Hillary would win, and that they’d all be rewarded for their felonious acts of loyalty.

            Two recent revelations: FEC records indicate Clinton campaign laundered $84 million, and perjury by both Clinton and Lynch on the infamous “spontaneous” AZ tarmac meeting which was in fact planned.

            And where is Jeff Sessions in all this? MIA.

      • Exscotticus June 30, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

        @GreenAlba

        Design-by-committee rarely produces anything inspiring.

        SCOTUS appointments wouldn’t be so significant if the judiciary was reformed. For example, declare that 5-4 rulings are obviously political in nature and therefore null and void. If 6 out of 9 justices can’t agree on what a sentence in the Constitution means, then the status quo remains until they do.

    • Tate June 30, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

      Trump knows who he has to fear. Remember that old expression, ‘Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.’ ?

    • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

      Yes, my thoughts as well. He must pick someone with a track record. No more “surprises” like the grotesque Anthony Kennedy or Oral Roberts.

    • elysianfield July 1, 2018 at 11:46 am #

      OR, fear not….

      Would it be reasonable to assume that if there is no “heroic” attempts to thwart Trump’s SCOTUS pick, that perhaps the specter of a “Deep State” is overstated? That the opposition meekly accepts the final kill-shot of their dreams and aspirations without a whimper, the end of Globalization, Open Borders, PC, and all other vile baggage would be foiled, and for all intents and purposes, for their natural lives?

      Maybe the “Deep State” is merely the “loyal opposition”? Maybe our fears are overstated?

      July 9th.

  37. FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

    IF the Deep State is as powerful as some assume, I fear there might be an attempt at assassination…Their window to otherwise neutralize Trump is shrinking.

    Fear this.

    Don’t you fear Comrade Elysian, KGB Section 5 – special Trump Protection Team – will not be put to shame!

    • elysianfield July 1, 2018 at 12:23 am #

      “KGB Section 5 – special Trump Protection Team”

      Komaraden Finc;

      “…Well, I hope they are all Republicans….” ~Ronald Regan…on the operating table (paraphrased).

  38. sprawlcapital June 30, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

    Mr. Gowdy, who is declining to run for his seat this year, may be bound for bigger things. Some say he may be the next Attorney General.
    ========================================
    Recently I suggested that Trey Gowdy should run for president. Actually, before I could vote for him, I would need some assurance that he has the courage–and it will take a lot of that–to resist the Military Industrial Congressional Complex on foreign policy. The president who fired Allen Dulles as CIA director did not fare too well.

    As AG, I think Gowdy would never be invisible like the current occupant of the office.

    Nice reference to Dueling Banjos, Jim.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2018 at 3:57 pm #

      Any relation to Kurt Gowdy the sports announcer? Too bad Marlon Perkins never had a shot at high office.

  39. Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

    The Evil in Britain is now spreading to effect even the higher classes.

    dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5902565/Magistrate-Nigel-Stringer-defended-Morningthorpe-Norwich-burgla…

    He and his son hold off an armed Black gang until the police show up. They have no interest in his injuries, but arrest him because he used the word “nigger” while screaming at them. And the Blacks? Just a civil disturbance – they weren’t even picked up but he and his son are arrested because of their n word accusation. And what utterly blew his mind: his Wife and Daughter were left undefended with the intruders still lurking in the area. As he said, my forebears are rolling in their grave at this.

    The charges were dropped but this good man quit the Bench in order to pursue his own investigation of this outrage.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2018 at 4:31 pm #

      Hey, Janos, do you remember the last words of Hitler?

      The German people have lost and are unworthy of me.

      And he ordered the waters of Spree to run into the subway, where hundreds of thousands of wounded were hiding from air raids

      He sounded just like Madam Secretary!

      • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2018 at 5:22 pm #

        What a strange response to my post. Almost like you’re just a typical Anti-White and not the extraordinary one that you are with much talk of St Benedict and Bernard, Templars, and Crusades.

        • malthuss June 30, 2018 at 9:30 pm #

          Irish Savant, Titzer said…

          I recall the World Council of Churches involvement in Rhodesia. My understanding is they claimed they provided only nonlethal support for the black killers.
          And that’s probably true as Africa was already awash with the best personal weapon in the world, the AK-47.

          But trucks, supplies and money! Who needs weapons. You already got them. But a Ford truck, food, medical supplies and cash! That’s the ticket!

          Evil bastards.

          • stelmosfire July 4, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

            ” The best personal weapon in the world, the AK-47.” certainly a debatable position! But I digress. A stamped piece of tin receiver piece of crap. Sure it eats dirt for breakfast but can’t hit the side of a barn at over 100 yds. I’ll take ya out at 300 yds. with my 120 year old Mosin.

    • Exscotticus July 1, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

      @Janos

      And when the world lectures the USA on its “gun violence”, incidents like these are my response. What could be more basic and fundamental than a meaningful right to self defense?!

      Question for anyone in Europe: if police fail to protect you, do you have a right to file a lawsuit against them? If police fail to protect you, what’s the legal remedy?

      • SpeedyBB July 2, 2018 at 10:23 am #

        Your rhetorical question, Exscotticus, reminded me of my flight to Canada as a political exile during the American aggression on Vietnam (early 1970).

        Discovering that the RCMP was really only a more polite version of the SS, with no legal limits to them and no recourse to their abuse (such as kidnapping American resistors and ponying them to the border, where they were delivered to happy American authorities) was a shocker. The power of the Mounties was unlimited – they would even arrest politicians on a whim – and one thus took great care to avoid becoming a ‘person of interest’ to them.

  40. ozone June 30, 2018 at 8:08 pm #

    Change is coming again. There’s no holding it back. Who will it help? Who will it kill? It all depends on what is revealed and what remains hidden.
    …This is the long distance call. YOYO The Theater of Cruelty has been paid to stage its production and now… the show must go on. Trust no one.

  41. Pucker June 30, 2018 at 8:28 pm #

    “Think Positive, Dude!”

    What do you think of the apocalyptic vision of Leonardo da Vinci?

    “The whale fossil triggered a dark vision of what would be, throughout his life, one of his deepest forebodings, that of an apocalyptic deluge. On the next side of the sheet he described at length the furious power once held by the long-dead whale: “You lashed with swift, branching fins and forked tail, creating in the sea sudden tempests that buffeted and submerged ships.” Then he turned philosophical. “Oh time, swift despoiler of all things, how many kings, how many nations hast thou undone, and how many changes of states and of circumstances have happened since this wondrous fish perished.” By this point Leonardo’s fears were about a realm far different from whatever dangers might be lurking inside the cave. Instead they were driven by an existential dread in the face of the destructive powers of nature. He began scribbling rapidly, using a silverpoint on a red-tinted page, describing an apocalypse that begins with water and ends with fire. “The rivers will be deprived of their waters, the earth will no longer put forth her greenery; the fields will no more be decked with waving corn; all the animals, finding no fresh grass for pasture, will die,” he wrote. “In this way the fertile and fruitful earth will be forced to end with the element of fire; and then its surface will be left burnt up to cinder and this will be the end of all earthly nature.” 28”

    Walter Isaacson
    Leonardo da Vinci

  42. Pucker June 30, 2018 at 9:17 pm #

    Do any of you CFNers know of any schools that teach the Native American “Ghost Dance”?

    I don’t want one of those package deals that teach 3 dance steps for the price of one, like the Tango, Foxtrot, and the Ghost Dance.

    • malthuss June 30, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

      Was each GD a unique, spontaneous performance?

      • Tate June 30, 2018 at 11:22 pm #

        Like the Man said, he could teach you, but then he’d have to kill you.

  43. pequiste July 1, 2018 at 12:02 am #

    The one person in the whole sordid affair of Hillary and Friends that has me worried sick is that John Podesta chap.

    Looking quite Skeletoresque, Podesta is now infamous for his “Spirit Dinners” with the Satanist/performance artist, Marina Abramovic, and his possible connection to Pizzagate. The guy, among the whole sordid crew, is absolutely nowhere to be seen. His brother closed the Washington consulting and lobbying firm, The Podesta Group, post-haste after some “increased” scrutiny in November 2017. Pepperoni anyone?

    With all of his alimentation and culinary experience, the once White House Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton should really move to fill the mighty big shoes of the recently suicided Anthony Bourdain and get some healthy and profitable media exposure of his own.

    I suggest a Washington D.C. cooking show. Partisan too. Call it “D.C. Democrat Dishes!” All it would need is a co-host — a former high-ranking member of the Democrat National Committee would do nicely. Disgraced yes, yet still-employed as a U.S. Representative to Congress, Debbie Wasserman Shultz.

    And as no one can refuse a guest chef appearance on any of the Food Channel programs; just think about Hillary dropping in as a very special guest chef! Chappaqua chowder anyone? The rest of the hidden figure folks would no doubt also show up for a program taping. Think of the recipes they could share and maybe some juicy political morsels tossed in for good measure!

    The show’s perfect motto: Laissez eux mangez le merde.

  44. Pucker July 1, 2018 at 12:17 am #

    Amelia Earhart went down over the Pacific Ocean with her navigator, Fred Noonan, a tall, lanky white bloke on July 2, 1937.

    You know what they say about tall, lanky white blokes.

    Amelia Earhart loved to fly.

  45. FincaInTheMountains July 1, 2018 at 5:24 am #

    Let me remind you that civil war in US began with the accusation of National Security Adviser General Flynn that he negotiated with the Russian ambassador to the US Kislyak the evacuation of Russian diplomats before they would “breach” the order to leave United States in 72 hours and be arrested for it.

    Obviously that was exactly the intent of Hillary Clinton, and General Flynn broke it and at first he was accused of violating Logan’s Act of 1799, which has not been used since then, and then that he lied to Vice President Pence , and yesterday he was scheduled to be sentenced for lying to the FBI.

    And I finally realized that he was going to be sentenced for a negative answer to the question “did he discuss in conversation with Kislyak that was overheard by the FBI, the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions?” He simply did not realize that the expulsion of Russian diplomats is also a sanction, and for this Clintonoids from the FBI are going to put him in jail!

    The verdict was to be announced yesterday, but Mueller requested another 60 days for further investigation, and all Clintonoids in the press immediately screamed that Flynn had decided to give additional testimony against Trump and for recording of it Mueller needed another 2 months. But Flynn, a combat officer and, as the most influential democrat Feinstein recently confessed, the retaliation against Flynn is due to the fact that he had been the only one in the establishment with a courage at the Republican Party Convention to repeat after the hall: “Hillary for prison!” And it’s hard to imagine that now when the strategic initiative has passed to Trump, who has the right of pardon, he suddenly rushes to give evidence.

    Rather, Mueller postpones the verdict to Flynn because he realizes that after Flynn is behind the bars, a real civil war will begin, and even if it is cold, no mercy will be expected to him or to his officers.

    As one very intelligent person who won a really Great War said, if the enemy does not give up, he is destroyed.

    And it is no accident that the strategic initiative passed to Trump on May 9, 2018, and no matter what testimony Mueller has been able to get from anyone, no one will believe him, since the report of the US Inspector General gives a lot of facts, from which it follows that the FBI and the Mueller Commission are a group of conspirators who are attempting a coup d’état and that it is for this reason that they set up a witch hunt, and the witches direct this investigation and as Trump wrote about it, obviously referring to General Flynn and Manafort, the corrupt FBI officials led by the sold-out to Clinton Mueller lie under oath, destroy evidence, hide from Congress and President the documents that incriminate them and throw innocent people in jail on charges that have nothing to do with the subject of the investigation.

    The most important thing is that in the documents published by the Inspector General, there is a correspondence of the FBI senior official Strzok, in which it is written in black on white that he and other FBI officers even during the election campaign called Hillary Clinton the President – which confirms my theory of capture by her the power on June 10, 2017- and expressed their hatred not only for Trump, but also for those who voted for him, and in such expressions that even Maxine Waters could envy.

    The American people who elected Trump took this correspondence on their own account and now perceive the FBI as a part of the occupational administration, so that Mueller’s attempt to accuse Trump is unlikely to gain any support in society, but spontaneous armed resistance will with a high degree of probability.

    And no one can confidently predict where and how this armed resistance will end, and personally I feel in my bones not only that the shooting of journalists in Annapolis was a bell for this performance, but also that those who started the Russia Gate perceive this episode exactly as I do.

    The spirit of Victory Day – May 9 – is hovering over America.

    Tomorrow, I will write about how Devin Nunes covered with his body the embrasure of the machine gun behind the latch of which Hillary Clinton lurked, about the role of Trey Gowdy in the new Operation Bagration, and also that the most important event confirming the theory of World Colored Projects was that Queen Elizabeth II days ago signed the final version of Brexit and sent her grandson William to Jerusalem to the grave of his grandmother – the righteous woman of the world, but first I have to watch Sunday’s political broadcasts, because this week there were such events that an attempt to silence them would mean panic in the ranks of the Clinton’s SS.

    But first of all I will remind you that any negotiations begin with confirmation of authority, and the fact that Putin agreed to meet with Trump says that he is sure that Trump will be able to fulfill the concluded agreements if any, since Russian intelligence confirms my prediction: Trump intercepted the strategic initiative and this time will stomp Hilary to the ground.

  46. FincaInTheMountains July 1, 2018 at 9:22 am #

    Personally for me, the main American news is that thanks to P.M. Medvedev, Russian news is actually American news. And vice versa. That is, I understood this before, but did not expect that this will come to the surface so quickly.

    There is such a phenomenon – turning of the iceberg, but we should not forget that contemplation of the hidden underwater part of the iceberg immediately precedes its collapse.

    youtube.com/watch?v=4rPQEGjvgZs

    In this case, we are witnessing the overturning of the iceberg of the empire that Agent Deep Throat Hillary built, starting with very little, with what turned out not to be a sexual relationship since Bill Clinton’s hearings on Monica Lewinsky.

    I very much apologize for these details, but they give the events what is called “Biblical proportion” in America, as in the Bible it is not for nothing that the “Babylonian Whore” is mentioned not only as a city by the sea, but also as a concrete woman.

    Moreover, the first victim of this woman was a member of the Republican Party, US President Richard Nixon. And with him, Deep Throat swallowed a Detente of international tension, also known as “detente-1.0”, and now, when Detente -2.0 looms on the horizon, an analysis of the results and reasons for the disruption of the former becomes an urgent necessity for society, including for those who wanted to hide the way in which the SALT negotiations actually took place. Suffice it to say that the expert who played not the last role in these negotiations was recently found hanged in a bath.

    In particular, my Yahoo news line has been crammed with articles for two weeks about how Vladimir Putin uses the World Cup to conduct unpopular pension reforms, mentioning Trump in this context: Two-fifths of Russian men will not survive to retirement confirms my suppositions that this it is the American news, and after Trump announced the upcoming meeting with Putin, these assumptions become something more than just a game of mind. For example, reports of the now inevitable protests in Moscow after the end of the championship will be displayed prominently at the background of photo reports from the summit at the highest level.

    independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-retirement-age-life-expectancy-putin-world-cup-distractio…

    But this time, Medvedev and Co. have clearly miscalculated, as attempts to overthrow Putin Trump will most likely not punish, but he clearly will not forgive the attempt to disrupt the summit meeting, which Trump needs right now to suppress the mutiny of Hillary Clinton.

    And Medvedev is for him in the same box as Ukrainian Poroshenko, who gave Bastinda the so-called granary book of Yanukovych (Black Accounting Book), thanks to which Mueller put behind bars the head of Trump’s election campaign Manafort and nearly imprisoned Trump himself.

    I can imagine that Dmitry Medvedev – Dimon, combining the post of prime minister with the position of the head of United Russia Party, who has a constitutional majority in the Parliament (Duma), can make Putin a goat face, who is also supposedly obliged to him, having received power in 2012 allegedly from his hands, but I can not imagine that he will be able to make the same face to Trump for a long time with impunity, especially if the Bastinda’s flying monkeys, and even she herself will see the sky through a caged window.

    And we again come to the interdependence of American and Russian politics, when any Trump’s victory on the domestic front over Hillary Clinton, automatically, regardless of the desires of the participants in these events, is a Putin’s victory over Dimon.

  47. PeteAtomic July 1, 2018 at 10:54 am #

    It’ll be real interesting to see who comes after Trump, whether in 2 years or 6. Particularly on the democratic ticket. I don’t know if the democratic socialist side of the party is seen as ‘reliable’ enough for the DNC leadership to run Bernie as their candidate. Maybe so. The democrats are in murky waters at the moment, perplexed about the future of their party.

    My intuition is that they’ll be more dirty tricks to keep Bernie (or his facsimilie) away yet again. On one hand, the permanent bureaucracy would be overjoyed for another increase of their power & assets as a socialist would invariably would. However, the military industrial complex may not find an anti-war commander in chief to be amenable.

    I’m thinking that the DNC will back a party insider as the nominee. I wouldn’t be surprised by an individual like Elizabeth Warren, some loud mouth who hollers a lot in public, and then votes the way others want them to do behind closed doors. Whoever it is, I predict a kind of revamped NAFTA 2.0 being engaged soon after their election. A new round of shakedowns on US domestic production of raw materials & goods, in the name of making things ‘cheap again’ for US consumers. Making America Garbage Again will be the new slogan, after any gains for small companies are wiped out by the complete reversal of protections.

    • FincaInTheMountains July 1, 2018 at 11:20 am #

      After Trump, America will never be the same again, may be for another Great Indiction.

      • JohnAZ July 1, 2018 at 10:56 pm #

        The idea that the Democrats will take over after Trump is so repugnant that a large portion of the US will either separate from Washington, DC domination or a full scale civil war 2 will ensue, or both. Maybe the election this year and a Trump triumph in 2020 will finally destroy the Progressive movement. If it is not destroyed what we know as Constitutional US will be destroyed in a mad dash into the New World Order. People of the US, how bad do you want your independence?

    • Janos Skorenzy July 1, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

      I would give much to be at a high level Pocahontas event, strip off my clothes to reveal “Indian Clothes”, dab my face with ketchup war paint, and then begin a whooping War Dance where I fan my mouth like in the old Westerns.

      We should all want to do this and do it if it comes to that. Did not the Sons of Liberty do much the same in old Boston when they dumped the Tea?

  48. PeteAtomic July 1, 2018 at 11:06 am #

    Very interesting article about the group of Pakistani nationals hired as IT aides by the DNC:

    nationalreview.com/news/report-house-democrats-exempted-pakistani-it-aides-from-background-checks/

    • FincaInTheMountains July 1, 2018 at 11:22 am #

      IT aides? More likely, Islamist intelligence communications officers.

      • PeteAtomic July 1, 2018 at 11:24 am #

        well, maybe. At the least, con artists.

  49. PeteAtomic July 1, 2018 at 11:30 am #

    OPEC’s report on petro supply and demand. Good reading.

    woo.opec.org/index.php/key-assumptions

    any thoughts?

    • elysianfield July 1, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

      Pete,
      I believe that their GDP growth numbers regarding “emerging” economies is overly ambitious. It assumes a world with significant wealth distribution…among the poor. Think Venezuela…Argentina….

  50. FincaInTheMountains July 1, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

    Victory!!!

    theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jul/01/spain-v-russia-world-cup-2018-live

    Glory to the goalkeeper!

    As soon as it began to rain, I immediately realized – it was the Russian winter!

    Mystical meteorological factor of Russian winter

    In the Western world there is an idiomatic expression «Russian winter». This expression does not mean skiing or sledding, but an attempt to cover up mistakes in the planning of military incursions by Western armies into Russia and their subsequent failure. These systematic failures, of course, cannot be explained only by a weather factor, however simple list of cases of “Russian Winter” makes you wonder, especially that such “incompetent” generals had to cover their mistakes as Swedish king Karl XII, nicknamed Swedish Alexander the Great, Napoleon and Hitler.

    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/enter-jeb-and-hil/#comment-240749

    • akmofo July 1, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

      Good game team Russia! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

  51. akmofo July 1, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

    It’s clear now that the Vegas mass shooting was another staged event. Staged in order to propagandize the population against gun ownership. Again, the police deliberately did nothing while the staged attack took place.

    Of-course, without the complicit MSM giving full cover to these staged events along with their propaganda festivals, such staged events would not happen. The real perpetrators would be publicly unmasked and tried for sedition and mass murder.

  52. capt spaulding July 1, 2018 at 4:40 pm #

    The same is true for the whole mess in the Middle East. The invasion of Iraq was initiated by Israel in an attempt to turn the world against the Muslims. Completely staged in my opinion. Poor deluded “W” was putty in their hands.

    • FincaInTheMountains July 1, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

      Poor deluded “W” had a choice – a nuclear war with Russia or take away excessively aggressive US neocons and military to fight the war in Iraq, which W. brilliantly won.

      Personally, I applaud President Bush choice.

      Unfortunately, after the military campaign was over, Middle Eastern Odessa unleashed a terror war against American troops in Iraq, having on their side powerful Fifth Column inside the United States in the face of Ms. Clinton’s Deep State.

      • ozone July 1, 2018 at 6:52 pm #

        Unfortunately, your hysterical histories are utter horseshit and balderdash.
        (If you actually had the sources you claim to have, you’d have been renditioned to a deep, dark hole somewhere, never to be seen again, but for sympathetic guards and kindly interrogators.)

        • FincaInTheMountains July 1, 2018 at 7:09 pm #

          your hysterical histories are utter horseshit and balderdash

          Thank you for your intellectual effort in appraising my modest writings, Ozone.

          Do you have any more concrete objections to ideas I express?

          And what “sources that you have” are you talking about?

          The respected public of this blog could bear witness that I many times stated that I do not have any inside sources of information, just what could be found in the open publications, both Western and Russian.

          • ozone July 1, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

            Much as I abhor picking through the mountainous piles of reeking garbage that you’ve dumped *everywhere*………

            “3. In the posts about the meeting with the man whom I call the Chinese diplomat, I told you that according to his story,” (etc., ect., spew and repeat)

            Howsomever. since you’ve denied having any contact with any sources, we can be relieved that all your assertive and comprehensive pronouncements are nothing but the wildest speculation and fantasy. (Although built upon established facts, the end result is nothing but space-wasting blather.)

  53. capt spaulding July 1, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

    Also, wolves can’t blow down houses even if they are made of sticks and stones. I just checked, it’s anti-wolf propaganda by Big Pork.

    • FincaInTheMountains July 1, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

      Iceberg is slowly overturning, exposing its vast underwater part, capt’n.

      Soon you’ll be laughing at your own convictions from not so long ago.

      youtube.com/watch?v=4rPQEGjvgZs

    • GreenAlba July 2, 2018 at 9:02 am #

      “it’s anti-wolf propaganda by Big Pork.”

      In the HuffPuffPost.

  54. ozone July 1, 2018 at 7:23 pm #

    “It Came From the White House!”

    “United States Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act” Us Farta; nice ring to ‘er. The Retardocracy (tm Ol’ Scratch) pops out yet another fine example of diplomatic cooperation and gentility.

    Us farta in your general direction. We stink up the place so bad, you are no more desiring WTO, English pig-dog!

  55. FincaInTheMountains July 1, 2018 at 7:31 pm #

    balderdash… sounds just like Russian cinema magazine for kids – Eralash

    Eralash: The English Lesson

    youtube.com/watch?v=mvCOFtY9R7o

  56. jim e July 1, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

    the young feller who played the banjo so well
    youtube.com/watch?v=NFutge4xn3w
    Go Mexico!!

  57. Pucker July 1, 2018 at 8:29 pm #

    It’s interesting. We have a corrupt kleptocratic two party duopoly that represents the same corporate interests, but a Civil War over cultural and social issues. They’ve got the slaves on the plantation by the balls.

    m.youtube.com/watch?v=y9OJZOMEjOU&t=764s

  58. ozone July 1, 2018 at 8:54 pm #

    Since this is germane to our host’s missive which appears at the top o’ the page, you probably missed it. Here’s a conspiracy worthy of the name:

    consortiumnews.com/2018/06/27/did-sen-warner-and-comey-collude-on-russia-gate/

    Good question, Ray! (Never go full collude-o-tard.)

    • ozone July 2, 2018 at 7:30 am #

      Pucker,
      Thanks for the link. That *is* a good interview with a thoughtful, focused individual. What I really appreciate is Greenwald’s way of framing his questions to give plenty of context and background. Minimal fluff.

      Both sides of this interview were engaging and unusually forthright. (The Trump approach of bluntness with some actual working gray matter behind it! Scary! 😉 )

      Ps. …And to think that “the king of Queens” resides in Virginia. Yep, all this damn-foolishness of top-down machine politics has got to go if there’s to be any viable future for the US. We shall see…

  59. Q. Shtik July 1, 2018 at 9:43 pm #

    What has become of BackRowHeckler? He last posted a few threads ago on June 19 at 9:08 pm as best as I can tell. Hope he didn’t get caught in some crossfire up in Hartford.

    • GreenAlba July 2, 2018 at 6:42 am #

      Maybe he’s helping deal with the #NotthatRedHen crossfire in Connecticut. I think it was a newspaper in Hartford that first reported the lack of geographical precision of the pro-Trump protesters.

      thetakeout.com/people-keep-targeting-the-wrong-red-hen-restaurant-1827241197

    • ozone July 2, 2018 at 7:39 am #

      Q.,
      Like any sensible person freed from a graveyard shift job (for a while), he’s off thoroughly enjoying himself.
      (Didn’t see him in Burlington, but it was threatening big rains that day.)

  60. Pucker July 2, 2018 at 3:55 am #

    Where are we with Brexit?

    • GreenAlba July 2, 2018 at 6:32 am #

      OK, I’ll bite.

      Depends whether you like train wrecks or not.

      Avoiding such publications as the Guardian, lets go straight to the views of a couple of strident Leave campaign leaders:

      uk.businessinsider.com/dominic-cummings-official-leave-campaign-says-brexit-has-been-a-train-wreck-2…

      “The man [Dominic Cummings] who directed the official campaign to leave the European Union has described Brexit as a “train wreck” and suggested that Theresa May’s government now “effectively has no credible policy and the whole world knows it.”

      “In an open letter addressed to Conservative MPs and donors of the Tory party, Dominic Cummings takes an axe to the government’s Brexit strategy, claiming that May’s decision to trigger Article 50 without a clear plan was like “putting a gun in your mouth and pulling the trigger.”

      “Earlier this month, leading pro-Brexit Member of European Parliament, Daniel Hannan, admitted that Brexit was “not working out” and urged May to pursue a close relationship with the EU to protect Britain’s economy.”

      So, yeah, it’s all going swimmingly. No need for lifebelts. Just as well, as no-one brought any. But don’t cry for us, Pucker, just think how much fun you’re going to have shafting us with an America-First trade deal that we’ll be grovelling for. Not that either of us might live long enough to see it signed, despite the various idiotic scenarios put before a gullible electorate, many of whom wouldn’t know a trade deal from a Starbucks loyalty card. And thirty-seven percent of whom voted for the constitutional train wreck – that’s all it took.

      Tough. I’ll just get the popcorn and watch it all unfold. Or unravel, whichever. I’m almost past caring.

      Daniel Hannan, by the way, is the intellectual founding father of the wonder that is Brexit. For him it was a belief system. And now he wants us to ‘pursue a close relationship with the EU to protect Britain’s economy’.

      That basically means paying what you were paying before and getting a less good deal for it than you already have.

      Of course, the poor saps who live under Heathrow flight paths will get a new runway to add to the joy of living where they do and some villages will be partially or wholly destroyed to make way for it.

      bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37667371

      That’s because of all the planned/imagined extra trade with ‘the rest of the world’ that was supposed to be one of the main wonders of Brexit (which was also, counter-intuitively, meant to be a strike against the globalists???).

      It seems a long time since those promises on the side of a bus, eh, Pucker? And May’s ‘red, white and blue Brexit’. It’s mostly just going to be a black and blue Brexit, merging into dirty yellow. One big economic haematoma. That’s in those parts of the economy that won’t just haemorrhage. Still, stiff upper lip,eh…

      That won’t help our neighbours across the Irish Sea, of course. Ireland is set to lose out under every possible Brexit scenario. But why should we care about them?

      uk.businessinsider.com/ireland-worse-off-every-brexit-scenario-according-to-its-own-impact-assessmen…

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