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Perhaps the presidency has been an overly solemn office since, oh, the days of Millard Fillmore, the dreary weight of all that mortal responsibility — slavery, war, more war, depression, yet more war, nukes, we shall overcome, terror, Lehman Brothers, Ferguson, Russia here, there, and everywhere…uccchhh….

And so, at last: a little comic relief. I mean, imagine Grover Cleveland putting the choke-slam on Thomas Nast. Dwight Eisenhower punching out Edward R. Murrow. Jack Kennedy applying the Macumba Death Grip to Walter Lippman. Nahhhh. But Donald (“The Golden Golem of Greatness”) Trump versus CNN! Now that’s a matchup worthy of the WWF Hall of Fame. I just kind of wish the big fella had gone all the way and put in Anderson Cooper’s mug instead of the CNN logo box. Make it truly up front and personal since, let’s face it, Andy has been the most visible conduit of Jeff Zucker’s animadversions.

At least The New York Times seemed to take the prank in stride, calling it, “an unorthodox way for a sitting president to express himself.” Well, yes! Nicely put. They didn’t call for the Commander-in-Chief to be stripped down to his silk small-clothes and be run through a gantlet of aggrieved trannies. Well, I dunno, maybe that’s next….

But who says a president has to merely sit behind a desk and utter platitudes about bringing us together?  Nobody really falls for that anymore. But a body-slam — whoa, now that’s some change you can believe in! At least the GGOG didn’t send in some NSA black box contractors to smoke the CNN board of directors and that miserable fucker Zucker — though it does lead one to wonder how Mr. Trump intends to orchestrate his upcoming confab with Vlad (“The Impaler”) Putin. I’d like to see the president at least put on a cape for that one.

I suppose Mr. Trump was reacting to the fire-hose of objurgation aimed at him over the weekend on CNN by Carl Bernstein, reporter extraordinaire of Watergate fame, who referred to Trump’s sojourn in the Oval Office as “a malignant presidency.” Isn’t comparing a person to cancer about as low as you can go? (You talkin’ to me???) That should technically entitle Mr. Trump to an inverted stomp face-breaker followed by a fall-away moonsault slam, topped off by a final gorilla drop. Hell, get the referee to sit on Bernstein’s face for the count.

Bernstein went a little further, even, into the dark slough of disrespect, intimating that all the occult powers of the Deep State should be mobilized to remove the golden tumor from America’s body politic:

   “That malignancy is known to the military leaders of the country, it’s known to the Republican leadership in Congress who recognize it, and it’s known to the intelligence community…. This president is not in control of the presidency in a way that it is functioning. That has got our leaders worried, they are worried about his character, they are worried about his temperament,” Bernstein said. “We are in foreign territory. We have never been in a malignant presidency like this before.”

Perhaps Mr. Bernstein is just the messenger appointed by the Deep State to flop it all out on the table, so to speak, like so much Fourth of July pulled smoked pork: You’ve gone too far, you suppurating mass of rogue protoplasm! We’re coming to get ya now, with the deadliest move of all: the 25th amendment. Let Mike Pence be the reincarnation of Herbert Hoover. This shit is not funny anymore.


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  1. bukowskisghost July 3, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    Jim,
    I’m popping for your Thesaurus rehab stint and Bernstein had one huge hit in the early seventies he has been coasting on ever since.

    • K-Dog July 3, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

      One way or another their going to get him but they are no better. They have hearts of glass and are cold as ice. Happy birthday Deborah Harry!!!

      Imagine if the energy in the effort to get Trump were harnessed for good. The nation would prosper and endure!

    • BackRowHeckler July 3, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

      Bernsteins father, a committed communist, late 1940s.

      Congressman Richard Nixon, a dedicated communist with hunter, late 1940s.

      Put 2+2 together.

      brh

  2. venuspluto67 July 3, 2017 at 9:28 am #

    When exactly was it funny? 🙁

    • ozone July 4, 2017 at 12:25 am #

      vp67,
      It’s been funny for the entire course of the human clusterfuck! But especially moreso in the age of eternal, blu-rayed, un-connectedness. (…and why is ‘especially’ spelled like that??) No wonder we’re here with these “inconsequential” troubles.

  3. shotho July 3, 2017 at 9:34 am #

    One has to wonder if it matters whether he stays or goes. It might matter, in the sense that Pence is considered to be more amenable to control by the power elite, since we still don’t know about Trump in that regard.

    • noel bodie July 3, 2017 at 10:38 am #

      If the choice is between an incompetent autocrat and a competent theocrat I will choose the former. Leave the zombie prez in place for less mischief on the home front.

      • Iananna July 3, 2017 at 4:03 pm #

        Alas, that is one bastard of a choice but I be afeared that you have the rightness of it.

  4. edpell July 3, 2017 at 9:41 am #

    Trump (and every president) has no power against the deep state. At least Trump is willing to piss them off with his tweets. Ineffective but better than nothing.

    • Walter B July 3, 2017 at 9:56 am #

      Agreed. I liken it to the meme of the frog in the mouth of the pelican that is flipping the bird off as he goes down for dinner. Of course President Trump is only flipping off the political scum and not the Deep State, and he will be allowed to remain alive and maybe even stay in office if he continues to give them the increasing scope, size and numbers of foreign wars for profit.

    • Piper Michael July 3, 2017 at 10:14 am #

      Ineffective?
      Hmm… CNN credibility all but destroyed… check.
      How many CNN staffers fired/asked to resign… 3? check.
      AP retracts stories… check.
      MSNBC Joe, while a congresscritter, had a dead aide found in his office… and it all went away… yet, came out again… Psycho Joe indeed… check.

      How many more checks in this game, do we see, before MSM surrenders?
      Dunno, but I do love the tweets, and hope he continues to knock the assholes down.
      We whine at ‘politicians’ doing politician things… yet, when we get a non politician doing non politician things… WE STILL WHINE.
      How ya like your Fourth Turning folks? I hope the man on the white horse is not taken out in the 25th, because that, will cause a lot of dead gov folks… you have no idea how pissed off the country is… you’re being pissed at Trump is the true act of mental illness, stuck on Hitlerly… and if she was elected that would have just moved CWII in faster.
      Stick a fork in us, we’re done, hello world made by hand.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

        Yeah, Bernstein still thinks he has the moral high ground, desperate to repeat his Watergate heroics just like any old hippy still living off faded glory and the memory of old trips. Journalism is dead and in some cases like this, the journalists themselves helped kill it.

      • Chartsky July 3, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

        I agree with your check-list but not the assertion we’re done and ready for the fork.. Despite the entire Establishment clearly and aggressively aligned against President Trump — specifically including cowardly bought-and-paid-for RINOs — there are tons of us “commoners” that clearly see what’s going on and are willing to fight for their country. Yeah, we’ve been royally screwed but a come back is still possible . . . if only because central banksters have also screwed every other major country and region world-wide.

        • Piper Michael July 4, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

          Fork, as metaphor for civility…
          Is. Done.
          When civility is done, we’re done as a constitutional republic, and shall become ‘something’ else. I predict, the PTB, also known as The Establishment, will crash the System and blame it on Trump, then recriminations, counter recriminations, ramped up protests, violence, hmm, oh wait… we’re already there…
          When they crash the dollar, the dogs are unleashed, the black horseman falls, and the green horseman comes with the Death Worshipers in the lead…
          Metaphor works, if you have ‘eyes that see’.

  5. gtuner July 3, 2017 at 9:48 am #

    Regardless of state of POTUS, the country remains one a where substantial portion of population voted for him in spite plain and clear disregard of civility during the campaign. This is the real problem. Not all the king’s horses and all the king’s men will be able to put it together again.

    • swmnguy July 3, 2017 at 9:53 am #

      The people who voted for Trump voted for him precisely BECAUSE of his “plain and clear disregard of civility during the campaign.” Trump was rude to people they fantasized about being rude to. That, and they believed he truly was the scripted character on the TV show who said, “You’re Fired.” No doubt, they probably think Jimmy Walker is an explosives expert because he used to say, “Dy-No-Mite!”

      • Beryl of Oyl July 3, 2017 at 11:01 am #

        I voted for him because he had the best grasp of the problems our country is facing, and was the only one with any ideas about how to do more than keep it going the way it has been going until it can’t go anymore.
        I voted for him because I was disgusted by the big giveaway to big corporations that was labeled as reform, with mandatory participation.
        I voted for him because I was sick of seeing innocent young white men being castigated and blamed for everything, from the Oval Office.
        I voted for him because I am horrified by what has happened in the black “communities”.
        I voted for him because I saw a young woman murdered by a criminal who never should have been here, but for whom people who receive taxpayer money from Americans went out of their way keeping him here.
        I voted for him because he’s the only candidate who mentioned the ‘false economy’, and if the others even know what that is, they don’t want to do anything about it, because they profit from the status quo.
        I could go on.

        • Petro July 3, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

          Well, you sure showed them! Thank you! And thank god we now have a daddy who is going to fix all the bad stuff.

          • Chartsky July 3, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

            I showed them too. Not being one inclined to stick my head in the sand and ignore what The Hildabeast (or Cankles if you prefer) would have instigated after her coronation. And “Daddy” isn’t going to fix anything by himself . . . we’re all in this together. Too bad Obama left so much that needs such desperate fixing.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

        He has an immense amount of executive experience and that includes firing people. He fired James or if you prefer, Jim, Comey. Remember? Or were you too busy swimming to your private Idaho?

    • Anon1970 July 3, 2017 at 9:16 pm #

      Many of the white males who voted for Trump remind me of the German paramilitary guys (freikorps), ex-soldiers who returned to a defeated Germany at the end of 1918 with not much of a future to look forward to. I think most of the Trumpsters will end up very disappointed with him as he appears to be more interested in supporting tax cuts for billionaires than in fixing our broken health care system.

      I think former Senator Jim Webb would have made a much better president but the system was not kind to him. The smart money in the Democratic party was on Hillary and Webb was forced to drop out in October 2015 for lack of financial support. Now we have to live with the consequences.

  6. Petro July 3, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    In the larger scheme of things, esp. regarding the domestic legislative situation, whether Trump stays or goes may not matter. But as things unravel with international finances and relationships it may help calm foreign nerves a bit—and lead to fewer rash actions—if other world leaders don’t consider the POTUS clinically insane and an utter wild card.

    It’s all so depressing, and hasn’t been funny for a long, long time. Everywhere one looks things just seem FUBAR.

  7. Walter B July 3, 2017 at 9:52 am #

    No Jim, it is not funny at all, it is pathetic and it has been degrading rapidly for many a Chief Executive Puppet now. Yes maybe Ronald Regan may have looked good at it, but after all he was an actor and good at deception. Look at Georgie Junior hiding behind school children as Dirty Dick Cheney sacrificed thousands of Americans for profit, was that “presidential”? Or Bill (who should have been named Dick) doped and whored his way into the Anal Office, anything presidential about THAT? And why bother even going into Barry the Sins Of His Father doper? You see anything presidential about THAT clown? America has to (but never will) stop putting incompetents into office utilizing the pathetic popularity contest that voting has become, and start setting at least minimal competence standards for the office. Most of us out here have had many jobs in our lifetimes, but I have never had a single one where I did not have to offer some forms of proof that I was actually capable of doing what I was purporting to be able to do. Of course that will never even be considered, but it would be a nice idea IMHO. When you consider the facts, is it not terribly sad and pathetic that the “highest office” (that one’s for you Barry), has absolutely NO minimum standards or requirements other than a smile and a wave of one hand as the other reaches behind you for your wallet? You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you may find, you get what you deserve.

    • Cavepainter July 3, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

      Oh my Walter, how could you have passed over Obama, probably the worst President of all. Oh yes, loved by the media for issuing nothing but cliched, vacuous platitudes of reassurance masking his administration being the bitch of globalist agenda and the maudlin crowd of whiners who’ve embraced a masochistic interpretation of history charging all ‘wrongs’ of the world to fault of Western culture — particularly America (white folks).

      • Walter B July 3, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

        Pardonne moi s’il te plait, but the Barry O Sins of the Father doper IS Obama. While I did not have the stomach to read the entire book (confession ) that he produced it is an indictment of his pathetic, un-presidential history that all should be aware of.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

      You’re still operating on the Roman model of decorum. Rome has fallen and the Visigoths are having their way. In contrast to Roman centurions, Germanic chiefs thrill their men with feats of strength and agility.

      Our Civilization has failed. It’s time for something new. If it hadn’t been utterly corrupt (like late stage Rome), then Visigoths like Trump couldn’t have attained power.

      Or would prefer the Liberals and Globalists who want to turn us over to the tender mercies of Islam? And/or replace us with new citizens from Africa and Latin America?

      I want to see Trump at a banquet leaping from table to table. Perhaps kicking Anderson in the face by accident.

      • S M Tenneshaw July 3, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

        “Germanic chiefs thrill their men”

        Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      • Linda July 3, 2017 at 10:11 pm #

        I would like to see that myself, Janos.

    • michael July 3, 2017 at 5:55 pm #

      Where live no politician ever had to show proof he was capable of anything. Why, one and the same person is first head of the family ministry, then secretary of defence, then finance minister smoothly slipping from one role into another, one size fits all.

    • Chartsky July 3, 2017 at 9:34 pm #

      It’s always been Establishment Candidate D or Establishment Candidate R — both fully bought-and-paid-for by special interests, namely central banksters and their buddies. And let’s never forget those cowardly politicians who wear black robes and act so dignified and wise. Now we may start seeing more and more uprisings (and candidates) that began with the deep unhappiness which spawned the Tea Party first and, now, President Trump.

    • SpeedyBB July 6, 2017 at 10:34 am #

      Looking at this from 11 time zones away, and as a 1950s Air Force brat and cold-war liberal, I have been attempting to puzzle out what the holder of the ‘highest office’ is but a ‘Master of Ceremonies’, glad-handing and moving the program along. It looks to me that this has been the case since the era of LBJ, aka ‘Landslide Lyndon’, and Tricky Dick Nixon, both of whom were extremely powerful and effective executives, but who inadvertently degraded the office to such an extent that TPTB carefully neutered it afterwards.

      Hot line to Moscow: ‘Tell them the President’s too drunk to talk to them’. Now that’s power; another Nixonian tactic was to ‘Make them think it’s the “Nixon’s gone crazy” act’, plotting his moves with Henry W.C. Kissinger.

      When you look at the parade of sad sacks who have waved hello and goodbye since then, the likes of Ford, Carter, Reagan, the Bushes and Clintons, – they all seem to have simply ‘kept the seat warm’, as the real rulers of the land linked up, gamed the system, fixed all that peacenik bullshit and took over the media. That they are firmly in the driver’s seat today can hardly be more obvious – although millions would dispute this.

      The joker’s turned up from the bottom of the deck – just the card you did not want to see. As a Master of Ceremonies Agent Orange isn’t that bad; he has quickly and effectively been shorn of many of those rash intentions which he proposed to an angry and eager electorate – but which went against the grand scheme of central planning for the Republic.

      Trump’s done business with the mob on more than one occasion: he knows how real power works. And he’s survived it thus far.

      All those replacements of heads of various despised government bodies – does that matter to the drones actually running the place? And you see what happens when a real blood-letting change is planned – like axing Obamacare. They back right down.

      If something awkward does happen to the GGOG, as our host has deigned to name him, we’ll have the Funeral Director in the highest office. Appropriate enough: I can see him as a solemn and serious Master of Ceremonies as the Republic swirls round the drain.
      ,

  8. marcus1 July 3, 2017 at 9:52 am #

    Put me on the list that does not want the GGOG to go. Like Chris Hedges says, better an incompetent fascist than a competent one.

  9. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter July 3, 2017 at 10:07 am #

    I think some twerp named Raskin is introducing this Bill into Congress:

    U.S. Constitution – Article II, Section 4:
    (Proposed Raskin Amendment)

    The President, [] shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, other high Crimes and Misdemeanors, Beating Hillary, and Mean Tweets! Oh, and calling women fat, too!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    • Walter B July 3, 2017 at 10:17 am #

      If this is true then they are certainly desperate. I think that the greatest service that Mr. Trump has already performed for this nation is that he has clearly illustrated the fact that many of us had figured out already and that is that red or blue, ass or Dumbo, every single political scumbag in office today is just another sellout for personal profit, period! Those of us that are actually IN the system can see it clearly at every level of our “government” and there is absolutely NO chance of that ever changing. Garbage in equals garbage out. Watch it fail, there is no other option, the only question is when.

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 3, 2017 at 6:20 pm #

        You nailed it. We proved that a complete idiot could be president in 2000. However, anyone with even the most simple of minds knew Darth Cheney was really running things while the idiot was a figurehead.

        Now, we have the full on Idiocracy for ADD America. Whoo hoo! Go away…batin’.

  10. trolleybill July 3, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    Bernstein is a shmuck who was given the dope on Nixon by the deep state a true set up of a fine President run into the ground by the progressive leftist democrats. I returned from Vietnam in 1972 after being there 2 years and put the remainder of my active time into the Army reserves in trade for a year. I was a N.E. Ohio native serving in Vietnam and started out as a grunt and soon realized units were going home in Jan of 1970 when I arrived. It was called Vietnamization my 199th LIB pulled out in October. In May after a successful Cambodia invasion Oh Lordy all the equipment we found and base camps we destroyed I returned to Our Nam base camp to get a copy of the Stars and Stripes to see the Kent State NG Shooting. I about shit seeing how we were decimating the Cong and backing up to limit our involvement there. I can say one thing is that the protesters didn’t know shit about Vietnam. The democrats cut out funding per an Nixon agreement and millions of Asians died hundred of thousands executed to pay a blood oath. They never mention the good Nixon had done like the EPA, OSHA and other New Deal like acts. I was spit on in SFO catching a plane and that fucker got a fist in his face….Go Get Em TRUMP

    • Linda July 3, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

      trolleybill, while I voted for McGovern at the time, I think Nixon was one of the best presidents our country had. He was very smart on foreign policy and he was our last liberal president.

    • ozone July 4, 2017 at 12:11 am #

      “…spit on”…
      Good one; I’d use that again and again, if I was you.

  11. lsjogren July 3, 2017 at 10:20 am #

    I don’t see how one can complain about Trump’s incivility in isolation.

    The left and media have behaved like intellectual thugs for decades.

    Any deviation whatsoever from the religious dogma of the State Religion, Progressivism, gets one labeled a racist or worse.

    • Walter B July 3, 2017 at 10:51 am #

      You bring to mind another excellent point my friend and that is that this nation itself was founded on the notion of incivility in the first place! The hell with the King, his taxes, his rules. The hell with marching in line into the cannon – let’s pick ’em off from behind the trees! The hell with European wars of profit, let us found our own country with our own rules. Well folks those days are over aren’t they and we can look all the way back to Woody Wilson and thank his sorry ass for setting us on a course that has led to us, the US being the next Kingdom with all of the “pomp and ceremony” and following the BS rules laid down by our celebrity kings. Yep, we’re toast. Bow down before NO man, the OLD American way. It is a shame we missed it.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 3, 2017 at 11:13 am #

        We were founded on being citizens, not subjects.

        • Walter B July 3, 2017 at 11:20 am #

          Exactly, however it would appear that we have been subjugated once again have we not?

          • Beryl of Oyl July 3, 2017 at 11:27 am #

            I’d say, not quite yet.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

          And only a few were qualified to be citizens. That was our saving grace. Opening up the hoi polloi insured our demise. Now we have illegals and dead people voting – the logical extension of letting welfare zombies vote.

          • GreenAlba July 5, 2017 at 6:53 am #

            “Now we have illegals and dead people voting – ”

            And you obviously have incontrovertible (aka ‘real’) evidence for that…

            “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

            (Joseph Goebbels, with whose cause you clearly, from most of your comments, have immense sympathy)

          • Elrond Hubbard July 5, 2017 at 10:08 am #

            Trying to shame Janos isn’t an effective strategy. He has renounced it, along with the other components of decency:

            “So farewel Hope, and with Hope farewel Fear,
            Farewel Remorse: all Good to me is lost;
            Evil be thou my Good; by thee at least
            Divided Empire with Heav’ns King I hold
            By thee, and more then half perhaps will reigne;
            As Man ere long, and this new World shall know.”

            — Paradise Lost, Book 4

            Likewise, farewell shame, and the capacity to see himself as others see him.

          • Walter B July 5, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

            I cannot for the life of me understand how or why people claim to have absolute faith in any of the systems, the institutions, or the procedures of mankind. The human race has absolutely NEVER in its history played fairly, squarely, or honestly. Lies, deceit, treachery for personal gain, personal advancement, or national conquest have been the modus opperandi since time was first kept track of. I suppose that fooling the masses with shiny objects, pretty colored lights, and happy, smiling faces has finally become the norm rather than the exception. Voting has always involved fraud, always. The only issue to be argued is whether or not there is enough of it during any particular election to actually affect the results.

          • Elrond Hubbard July 6, 2017 at 10:05 am #

            “Oh, woe is me. Vanity, vanity, all is vanity.” Take a pill, Walter B. Who said anything about “absolute faith”? Human institutions are what we have. If we don’t have them, then what’s left is the law of the jungle. If the law of the jungle starts to seep through and displace the rule of law, that doesn’t change the fact that the rule of law is better. It just means we have work to do, don’t we?

            Between absolute hope and absolute despair there stretches a wide landscape, called integrity. We can face one way, or the other. Turn around.

          • Walter B July 6, 2017 at 10:30 am #

            Sorry Elrond but the first step toward solving a problem is admitting that you have one. This happy, happy everything is ok horseshit breeds complacency and the inability to deal with reality.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

        Now, you’re talking. Can we pass over your post above as a moment of madness or dementia? Or terminal sentimentality for an America that has passed?

        There is hope in the Proles if they are Alt-Right and lead by educated cadres.

      • Chartsky July 3, 2017 at 9:41 pm #

        I somewhat agree with you sentiment — certainly your historical perspective — but see a lot of folks still willing to fight for their country! I think a sleeping giant is finally awakening and the democrats as well as their propaganda arm (all Elites) still don’t get it . . . they are not running from the hornet’s nest, they’re kicking it and poking it because they truly cannot comprehend that it contains a surprisingly large number of pissed-off hornets.

      • Calico July 4, 2017 at 2:50 pm #

        I always thought we were trying to get out from under the bank of England. The tea party is a cute story for the simple, but really “taxation without representation” Isn’t that what we have now? And aren’t we under the grinding oppression of the banks again?

  12. pequiste July 3, 2017 at 10:39 am #

    And I would thought his better opponent for the slam down was going to be a split-screen face with MSNBC’s awful Dworkinite propagandist Rachel MAddow and the CNN component: the snide and smarmy mug of that Smerconish chap.

    Either way, just as in Mike Judge’s genius prophesy “Idiocracy,” championship wrestling makes it debut at the highest levels of America’s government.

    Gov. Jesse Ventura is green with envy while Vince McMahon must be extremely proud.

  13. TiredOfTheTreadmill July 3, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    The deep state hates Trump? Really? He has the obligatory Goldman Sachs scum in charge of the money. He has essentially given the MIC an open check book and free reign to do as it pleases. Maybe all these conspiracies about what and who is the deep state are off the mark, and the real deep state is as in control and loving every minute of it as they could have ever dreamed.

    • DrGonzo July 3, 2017 at 11:04 am #

      Exactly. Rather than drain the swamp, he’s further populated it with billionaire bankers, corporate welfare leeches, clueless anti-government power-grabbers, and hyper-militaristic asshats who see the world as a playground to be subjugated.

      If this is how a swamp gets drained, I’ll opt for higher waders, nose plugs and more mosquito netting, please.

      • messianicdruid July 3, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

        blockchain = airboat.

        just saying

        • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 3, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

          Got my miners running as we speak (type). Doing my part to break their backs and bury the fuckers.

    • sauerkraut July 3, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

      Tired: “The deep state hates Trump? Really?”

      What this country needs is an honest conversation about race – er, no, about LGBTQXYZ. No, no, I meant an honest conversation about welfare queens. Make that an honest conversation about the poison testosterone. Or is it the evils of masculinity? No, I mean Muslims! No wait, abortion. That’s it – an’ Gawd. ‘Cause freedom! ‘N guns!

      Wayuk upp, shee-upple! Buy a RAM!

      Apologies, Tired. Paid programming supervened.

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 3, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

        I’m one of those idiots who didn’t want either Hillary or The Donald. On the other hand, I am as ready as I can be for this septic system of a country and socio-economic to eat itself already so that the frivolous, stupid shit from both end of the spectrum falls into obscurity, where it belongs. Then we can all grow up and deal with the serious shit we are facing.

        Looks like the clown behind the wheel is doing a good job of flooring it over the cliff as cluelessly as possible, which I figured he would do. Hillary and crew would have been a slower death as her and her minions stole anything of value before hitting the cliff. Trump, inc is stealing it all too, just in a more reckless manner. At least from appearances.

        Just real tired of the Trumpanzees and their endless devotion to this turd. The irony is their instant willingness to make fun of “Obamabots” with no ability whatsoever to look in the mirror is frightening. Lunatics litter the landscape. We are well past the point if no return.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

          You liked the Kenyan? You do realize that he’s deep state now though, right? I mean you don’t still like him, right?

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 3, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

            Nope. Wasn’t an Obama fan. Hated the Rethugs that ran congress at the time too. That’s the part of the Trumpanzees that scare me. Even though your guy got in, you need to be cautious and watch what they do. These people are too stupid to catch on.

            Don’t get your panties in a wad Janos. You might try not filling in the blanks with the story you want build so you can try to make a point.

        • daveed July 3, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

          “Lunatics litter the landscape.”

          All the points made above were on point, most def.
          But your luvly alliterative lick sums succintly.

          • michael July 3, 2017 at 6:08 pm #

            Lunatics are the landscape.

  14. patrickd July 3, 2017 at 10:49 am #

    Trump as President is sheer brilliance. The whole country is captivated by this clown moron, while the US continues to add to its mass murder score, which is over 20 million civilians murdered via terrorism since the burning and nuking of entire cities in Germany and Japan during WWII, all for the super rich criminal elites who run capitalism, and continuing unabated to this day. Every single day the US is murdering civilians in countries that refuse to spread ’em for the US. Why aren’t the US citizens marching on Washington, to pull those criminals out of their offices and down to the courthouse? Because they are watching the entertainment du jour, the twitter king himself, the newly installed Terrorist-in-Chief, Donald Trump. I’m ashamed to be an American – there’s no honor in it. It’s a nation of the morality-challenged, ruled by a criminal elite, dumb as mule shit (both the elites and the deplorable masses). Yes, I’m disgusted with the US, from top to bottom.

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 3, 2017 at 10:56 am #

      Spot on. Wish this blog allowed a thumbs up to posts. I would give you several.

    • sauerkraut July 3, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

      Why not, Patrick? ‘Cause Freedumb!

    • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

      Well said. Hitler threw the bankers out and put his people first. Trump is a very pale imitation. Hopefully a bit of Putin will rub off on him.

    • Cavepainter July 3, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

      Uh,……the US? ‘Top to bottom’? How about the Rainbow Family of Light now encamped by the thousands w/o permit in National Forest maintained by tax payer monies. No national allegiance by them as well, just anarchist/nihilistic tropes — that is, pirates, essentially. Do you include them as among the ‘dumb as a mule’? Sounds to me you are the elitist.

      • patrickd July 3, 2017 at 6:48 pm #

        We’re all of us dumb as mule shit for allowing the criminals to be in charge. They are robbing all living beings and the planet itself. I’m a dumb schmuck who went to Vietnam hoping to kill gooks. Can you imagine? Wanting to kill strangers? That’s one dumb fuck, right there.

        • sophia July 4, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

          That is a beautiful repentance, though. Right on.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 4, 2017 at 12:28 am #

        I went to a couple of those in my youth: they are very serious about cleaning up after themselves. But yes, that many people in a few square miles isn’t sanitary – often getting good water was a problem. Sincere and Spiritual, but more than a little silly.

    • elysianfield July 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm #

      ” Yes, I’m disgusted with the US, from top to bottom.”

      Paddy,
      The only bright spot being our richly diverse/minority population, yes?

      (From a previous discussion)

    • S M Tenneshaw July 4, 2017 at 1:00 am #

      USA!

    • toktomi July 4, 2017 at 2:53 am #

      There is no shame in being born into a corrupt system that does not represent you.

      Whenever the conversation or my thoughts flow down these channels I always seem to pass through the area of bewilderment about how evil seems to always prevail and nice is obliterated.

      ~toktomi~

  15. DrGonzo July 3, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    Our Fearless Leader will soon start posting videos of himself lighting his farts on fire.

    What a moronic, juvenile dweeb. The rest of the world is laughing at us — not with us. Are we Great yet?

  16. Beryl of Oyl July 3, 2017 at 10:51 am #

    Young people don’t know what Watergate was.
    Carl Bernstein is an aging gasbag. If this president is indeed “malignant” whatever that is supposed to mean, why hasn’t this ace investigative reporter actually, you know, investigated Donald and exposed all these malignancies?
    Sending your son out to chichi parties to spread false rumors about a man’s wife is not how you “take down” a president.
    This is the same man who with a straight face claimed that Hillary the candidate has “a lot to offer”, except of course for that little problem of lying about absolutely everything.
    It made me wonder what, exactly he knows about what she has to offer, personally.

    • Sean Coleman July 4, 2017 at 7:52 am #

      Beryl

      “Why hasn’t this ace investigative reporter actually, you know, investigated Donald and exposed all these malignancies?”

      Exactly. “Everyone knows” he is evil but when you look for specific details you don’t get a reply.

      I followed an Ellrond link here, a few months ago, to a YT video of Pink Floyd, which (I think) used the phrase: “The resistance begins here”. I got into an argument with someone in the comments section.

      “Trump is a racist” – Give me the evidence and I might change my mind.

      “He insulted a disabled journalist” – I never bothered checking this but I told him I assumed the journalist had been annoying him.

      “He assaults women” – I spent more than hour checking these claims out and none were plausible.

      Ireland’s politically correct state broadcaster RTE had a short item on its televised news a few weeks ago where Trump accused the press (correctly) of peddling fake news. (Notice how they have tried to turn the phrase around to mean Trump’s own allegedly fake news.) To refute Trump’s insane claim and to reaffirm their own ideological credibility they then finished with a clip of Bob Woodward and his, “Mr President, the media is (sic) not fake news”. (By the way, is this ‘Mr President’ stuff supposed to convey gravitas?)

      One of my favourite Richard Webster articles (Sceptical Essays website) is his two-part Flat Earth News essay about English journalist Nick Davies’s book about modern journalism. Webster uses the book as a starting point to look at the rise of campaigning journalism in early Victorian England, in particular the pioneer of the genre WT Stead. He sees modern campaigning journalism as being very dangerous in that it obviously continues the religious Puritan moralizing under a secular and ‘objective’ guise, even more dangerous for its not being recognized.

      “In Nick Davies’ flat-earth version of journalism there is no history, and there appears to be virtually no psychology.

      “Almost the only exception to this is when Davies describes the motives which led him into journalism in the first place. He does so in a passage which was quoted in the first part of this article but which bears visiting in the light of Stead’s philosophy of journalism.

      “‘I’ve been a journalist for more than thirty years. In the year that I left university, 1974, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward from the Washington Post forced US President Richard Nixon to resign. What an idea! That two reporters – armed with nothing more than their pens and their notebooks – could bring down the most powerful man in the world, because he was corrupt.

      ‘I became wholly addicted to the idea of becoming a reporter – I would travel the globe, I would take a front-row seat on history unfolding and, most of all, I would change the world.’

      “The sentiments Nick Davies describes here, which, as noted before, concern both the desire to exercise political power and to crusade against corruption, are wholly in keeping with the philosophy of journalism worked out by Stead. But they have disappeared entirely from the portrait of journalism Davies draws in his book.

      “Instead, as we read Flat Earth News, we are reassured endlessly, ,as we have seen, (with a kind of mechanical prayerfulness), that the main function of journalists is to establish the truth.”

      Webster goes on to say that the real power of the press is to enable, or force, governments to be more controlling and does so by hiding crucial facts from the electorate, discouraging real understanding by promoting shallow debate and disseminating a simple-minded view of complex social and historical reality.

      It took this from part 1.

      richardwebster.net/jersey2.htm

      Part 2 is on Webster’s website. It seems he never got round to writing the third part before his death.

      • Sean Coleman July 4, 2017 at 8:01 am #

        And while I am at it, here is one of my favourite Webster quotes (from Part 1), having come to the same opinion myself via a different route:

        “Having long ago come to the conclusion that we live within a collective fantasy, or set of collective delusions, and that the news media are one of the principle means by which we maintain this fantasy-version of reality…”

      • Elrond Hubbard July 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

        “A YT video of Pink Floyd”: That would have been Roger Waters, performing in the Zocalo in Mexico City. (Pink Floyd no longer exists.)

        “Trump insulted a disabled journalist”: mocked him, actually, at a campaign rally.

        “I never bothered checking this but I told him I assumed the journalist had been annoying him.” You should have checked, Mr. Coleman. You can see the video here:

        washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/09/meryl-streep-was-right-donald-trump-did-mock-a-disable…

        The journalist in question, Serge Kovaleski, has a condition called arthrogryposis which causes his hands and fingers to be tightly curled in — he can’t straighten them. (Wikipedia: “Children born with one or more joint contractures have abnormal fibrosis of the muscle tissue causing muscle shortening, and therefore are unable to perform active extension and flexion in the affected joint or joints.”)

        How did the journalist “annoy” Trump? Trump had made an unfounded claim, that “thousands of people celebrated” the destruction of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. At the time of the attacks, Mr. Kovaleski had reported in the Washington Post on “a number of people” being questioned by police after allegedly being seen celebrating on rooftops. However, Mr. Kovaleski disputed Trump’s claim that there were thousands, or even hundreds, of people. So yes, he annoyed Trump: by daring to correct him on the facts. He had, after all, made the original reports.

        • Sean Coleman July 5, 2017 at 11:53 am #

          Ellrond

          Exactly, he had annoyed Trump and Trump was getting his own back. It seems they have known each other for several years. The man I was arguing with was claiming (as I recall) that Trump mocks disabled people (because he is Bad).

          “But there was one performance this year that stunned me,” Streep is reported to have said. “It sank its hook in my heart not because it was good. It was – there was nothing good about it, but it was effective, and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back.”

          This might be the case in an ideal world (that might read better as “in a world which was not cursed by idealists”) but it does not match reality. Who is being lined up for the chop here? Who has the privilege, power and capacity to fight back? whose teeth are bared? This is what sinks its hook into my heart.

  17. Being There July 3, 2017 at 10:55 am #

    What is Mr. Trump planning to do with the states’ voter registration, pray tell…….mhmmm.

    Shhhhhhh that’s the real story.

    • sauerkraut July 3, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

      With so many getting it, when will a crackdown become necessary?

    • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

      Stop the illegals from voting. Sheeesh. You are way behind enemy lines.

      Apparently Danny and his peeps have fortified part of Northern Manhattan, with tunnels beneath their apartment buildings. I don’t know if they’re accepting applicants, but it wouldn’t hurt to axe.

  18. teddyboy46 July 3, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    Everything i know about politics i learned watching pro wrestling when i was a kid. there has to be a good guy and a bad guy. Trump is Rowdy Roddy Piper and CNN is Hulk Hogan, and they will keep the fued going as long as it sells. Just like the WWF was sports entertainment. CNN, Fox and MSNBC are news entertainment.

    • messianicdruid July 4, 2017 at 9:38 am #

      And the Deep Sate is Skandor Akbar.

  19. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter July 3, 2017 at 11:07 am #

    Is anybody here going to start a Go Fund Me, for Cedric Jelks, the poor black man who shot off his own penis by mistake??? The story is here:

    mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/man-blew-penis-apart-accidentally-10728514

    I did an Irish Poem for him:

    Black Snake Moan???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    Poor Cedric was barely awake. . .
    When he sat on his gun by mistake!
    But he woke up real quick
    When it shot off his d-ck!
    Now his weenie’s a worm, not a snake.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    • elysianfield July 3, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

      …Now, that’s poetry, right there….

    • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

      You’re growing, Squeaks. My affection for you is simply out of bounds after reading that.

      • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter July 3, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

        Thank you Elysianfield and Janos! After some flak, I doubled down like Trump, and wrote a whole blues song, ala Blind Lemon Jefferson, who did the original Black Snake Moan back in 1926. I even worked in an Antigonish allusion!

        Cedric Jelk’s Black Snake Moan
        Original Blues Lyrics by Squeeky Fromm

        Aaaaah, I ain’t got no black snake now
        Aaaaah, I ain’t got no black snake now
        I used to roar like de Lion, but now I’ze just meow.

        Mmm, mmm, black snake flopping in my car
        Mmm, mmm, black snake flopping in my car
        Some pretty mama get some ice, put it in a Mason jar!

        Oh Lawdy! My Satiddy Night was cheap
        Just paid my homey twenty bucks
        Oh Lawdy! My Satiddy Night was cheap
        Just paid my homey twenty bucks
        I asked my baby to let me stay,
        She say, “Why, what you good for now??? Aw shucks!*

        Yesterday, black snake weren’t on the stairs
        Yesterday, black snake weren’t on the stairs
        Black snake, it wasn’t there again today
        Lawd! Wish my black snake had never went away!

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

        *Last two words of this line altered for a family audience.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 7:07 pm #

          I don’t know the original so I can’t compare, but this is great. The Left’s version of Waltzing Mathilda triumphed so completely, that it was almost impossible to hear or find the original in the old record stores.

        • elysianfield July 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm #

          Squeeky,

          And his little red rooster won’t crow for day,
          Cause his little red rooster been blowed away….

  20. Beryl of Oyl July 3, 2017 at 11:10 am #

    It was someone at Reddit who put CNN in the video. Donald merely retweeted it.
    Now he’s being attacked for sending out a video created by someone not ideologically pure in every way.

    • DrGonzo July 3, 2017 at 11:21 am #

      No. He’s being attacked for behaving like a 13-year-old asshat when he is supposed to be focused on running the executive branch of the world’s wealthiest democracy.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 3, 2017 at 11:24 am #

        No, go read the attacks I speak of.
        He IS being attacked because of the lack of purity of the creator of the video.
        The seconds it takes to retweet a video hardly prevent him from doing his job.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

        What an attitude to take and with a name like yours! You need to watch more MASH and read more Hunter Thompson. No doubt you would prefer a lisping Caligua to our merry Viking Chief.

  21. volodya July 3, 2017 at 11:15 am #

    Trump committed three sins.

    Sin number one was merely venial and therefore forgivable: he had the temerity to run. No biggie, right? I mean so did Bernie, so did Jill.

    Sin number two was much more than venial: he won the Republican nomination. That earned him political and social purgatory, the place where suffering is inflicted in the expiation of one’s offence.

    If he had LOST the presidential election, the humiliation would have been seen as partial reparation. Even the contempt of former pretenders to the Throne, John McCain and Mitt Romney, would have subsided in the fullness of time.

    But sin number three was nothing forgivable. It was mortal in nature, a transgression that earned him eternal damnation: Trump won the election. Compounding the iniquity was that he won fair and square by outsmarting Hillary and her brain trust and all that MONEY.

    The worst of it is that Trump won by appealing to the rational self-interest of people that were pissed on by both Democrats and Republicans. Obviously, we can’t have that, the United States of America can’t have that, and neither can the world, which Americans like to think they run.

    Now what? Well, you overturn the election, that’s what, and it starts with bogus accusations of Russian collusion and meddling thus de-legitimizing Trump’s victory and which serve to justify the eventual de-throning. They will say that Trump is gone because he should never have been there in the first place.

    See, not only is Hillary incandescent with rage, so are Romney and McCain, especially McCain. All three look at Trump and say out loud “I should be sitting there.”

    But those three are just emissaries, doers and fixers, the ones that structure laws that impoverish the poor and enrich the rich. The ones you have to watch are the ones behind the curtains, the rich. They buy and sell politicians and they have the ultimate say.

    So, what do these movers and shakers say? Well, you could do worse than JHK suggests, listen to Carl Bernstein who just lays it all out, Trump is a tumor that must be excised.

    There you have it boys ‘n’ girls, that’s what’s coming. As Cypher said to Neo, buckle your seatbelt Dorothy cause Kansas is goin’ bye-bye. And in this world of unintended consequences, like when you mess with election results, maybe Kansas and a whole lot more.

    • thwack July 3, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

      Now what? Well, you overturn the election, that’s what, and it starts with bogus accusations of Russian collusion and meddling thus de-legitimizing Trump’s victory and which serve to justify the eventual de-throning.

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

      But this is the paradox, removing Trump will only make him greater and more noble than he really is because he won’t have to deliver on all the grand promises he has made. As a matter of fact, he will get credit for NOT being able to able to do them because the blame will be placed on the people who stopped him.

      Trump will then be greater than MLK and JFK combined.

      And then theres all the shooting and bombing it may trigger?

      Just sayin

      • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

        Truth. They are playing with fire. Lenin was heard screaming at Trotsky for the murder of the Czar and his family because he knew it would make the incompetent Czar into a Saint. And that’s exactly what happened.

        • sophia July 4, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

          Why did he want the Czar made into a saint?
          Why do you think he was incompetent?

          • Janos Skorenzy July 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

            No, that’s what Lenin was screaming at Trotsky about: that his rash action would create a reaction that would lead to a cult of the Czar.

            The Czar was a nice man and would have done fine in normal times. But given what he was up against, only an extraordinary man could have guided Russia safely through the crisis. As it was, the Czar let his wife make a lot of the decisions – firing people she didn’t like or who didn’t like Rasputin. Rasputin himself often had good ideas like advising the Czar not to get involved in WW1. But he should have remained well behind the scenes and not publicly glorified like his wife was doing. Rasputin just didn’t get along with the Orthodox Priesthood since he was some kind of gnostic who used sex in his spiritual practice.

      • Billy Hill July 3, 2017 at 6:19 pm #

        “If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”

        We have met the alternate reality and it is us.

  22. trypillian July 3, 2017 at 11:28 am #

    Please continue the great unabashed melodrama of The Fall of the American Empire. Daily live hilarious political renditions of the Keystone Cops does provide a comic counterpoint. It is fun to witness the implosion and self-destruct mechanisms and manifestations of your pseudo society pychopathy.

  23. Yuri Sowryteski July 3, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

    Three hundred and sixty days a year I like to offer a constructive critique of America to my fellow citizens, fulfilling one responsibility of living in a republic. Thank you JHK and commenters for your views, it’s been thought provoking and I appreciate your engagement in current affairs.

    But this year I’m feeling more patriotic than usual; lighter and giddy with celebration, perhaps anticipating the coming wake. What the constitution and bill of rights of 1789 established was practical, grounded, and enlightened. A product of an American spirit, and a Spirit of Turtle Island.

    The song “Yankee Doodle” begins to evoke this spirit:
    youtube.com/watch?v=IzRhFH5OyHo

    As Ted Nace drew out in his book on the history of corporations in the United States, and 18th C England, “Gangs of America”, as generation succeeded generation in the USA, corporations were at first reviled and expelled, then tightly controlled, then allowed to gain more, and more, and more, and then more, and now all power. The phrase “inverted totalitarianism” is an apt description of how they run the world, they were never even controlled in Europe. Of course the worst among them are the banks; and it is to them we owe the debts, correct me if I’m wrong, that Kunstler expects to bring down the whole shebang, being to much to ever pay back. Thus have we trod the path from Freemen to mere wage slaves.

    I celebrate the birth of the republic of our fathers, and their enlightenment; I mourn the muddleheaded confusion, the self-congratulatory individualism, the philosophy of convenience and comfort, the worship of the false idol of technology, the deep sleep of consensus consciousness, the complacent conformity of my generation, the babyboomers.

    Tomorrow I’m going to drink beer, I’m going to stick a feather in my cap, and I’m going to call it macaroni.

    • toktomi July 4, 2017 at 3:14 am #

      Apparently it was a stillbirth.

      ~toktomi~

  24. thwack July 3, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

    There is much discussion of economic collapse and the associated violence it will produce.

    This is some of the best civil war footage with analysis and translation that I have found. It appears to be Syrian army units engaging “militants” (whatever the hell that is?) with Russian commentary and a text translation

    youtube.com/watch?v=09GA0NZ5PnU&t=568s

    Ive never been in this kind of fight; but for some reason it seems reasonable that such an experience would look like what you see if you scroll to the 9 minute mark.

    I trust the Russian speakers and combat vets among us will correct me if Im wrong?

  25. Elrond Hubbard July 3, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    Check your schadenfreude — they have nukes.

    Lots and lots and lots of nukes.

    • thwack July 3, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

      Who?

      Im mean,

      er,

      ah…

      WHOM?

      the “militants?”

      Don’t make me laugh.

      • Elrond Hubbard July 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

        That was meant to be a reply to trypillian above, celebrating The Fall of the American Empire.

  26. Elrond Hubbard July 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    Why Is the Alt-Right So Angry About Architecture?

    Conservatives have long opposed Modernism, but in the video age, avant-garde buildings can become potent symbols in the hands of groups like Infowars and the NRA.

    citylab.com/design/2017/07/why-is-the-alt-right-so-angry-about-architecture/532470/

    Decrying what it sees as a war on white European culture, the alt-right movement calls out the people it believes stand opposed to freedom: feminists, antifascists, “cucks,” “SJWs” (social justice warriors), and President Trump’s Twitter-foe Rosie O’Donnell. Now you can add architects to the list.

    On June 30, the far-right website Infowars posted a 15-minute-long video titled “Why modern architecture SUCKS.” This foray into design criticsim by Infowars—better known for pushing the ludicrous Pizzagate conspiracy and for host Alex Jones’ insistence that the Sandy Hook massacre was faked—comes on the heels of another video that turns well-known works of architecture into symbols of liberal decadence. I’m referring to the National Rifle Association’s “clenched fist” ad, which critics have called “chilling” and “an open call to violence.” …

    Watson seems to have drunk deeply of the writing of James Howard Kunstler, the fiery retro-urbanist who wrote The Geography of Nowhere and whose TED talks Watson generously excerpts. Kunstler was an early influence on New Urbanism, and Watson touts many of the principles of that movement, extolling the virtues of neo-traditional architecture and of Poundbury, Prince Charles’ classicizing model town in southwest England. Watson also complains (correctly!) about restrictive zoning and makes a plug for mixed-use development, not seeming to realize that that is eminently compatible with large, contemporary-style buildings, and harder to find (and fund) in areas of low-rise houses, where he insists everyone wants to live.

    The NRA’s ad, on the other hand, uses a somewhat different visual tactic. The spot is narrated by NRA spokesperson and talk-show pundit Dana Loesch, who lays out a series of charges against an unnamed “they” … We are never told who “they” are, but the shots make it clear: “They” are people in liberal L.A. and Chicago who swan about in fancy parks and buildings.

    The CityLab website, operated by The Atlantic, is linking JHK with right-wing extremism and incitement of violence.

    I thought, that can’t be fair, can it? Then I read today’s comments and chuckled at my own silliness. It’s completely fair.

    • Billy Hill July 3, 2017 at 9:46 pm #

      Re incitement of violence:

      So who’s still in the hospital, Mr Virtue?

      Stick to healthcare.

  27. JohnAZ July 3, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    Bernstein is a representative of the Deep State in DC, a left leaning conglomerate that is financed by groups that want to do damage to the USA. Trump knows this group, knows them well. He wants to stop the thirty year takeover of the country and knows that going along with the “gang”, acting as they want him to, will not stop the takeover. He won his “reward” by being obstinate to these groups, especially the press. Lo and behold, the populace responded and here we are.

    • marcus1 July 3, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

      Got news for you John the damage is done, and by both the right and left. Especially the Fourth and Fifth Amendments are null and void. Everybody has their personal letters, records, associations, and meetings recorded and stored by the NSA forever. Property is confiscated without due process and compensation on a massive scale every day. We are engaged in multiple, unwinnable, perpetual wars without Congressional approval. Banks run the financial system with no government oversight or control.

      The Republic is done–over– and both right and left wing are complicit. People that get wrapped up into an “us v them” play the game the corrupt politicians want them to play, “If we could only get rid of those pesky commies/fascists everything would be OK.” Meanwhile the scumsuckers just keep on sucking the rights and wealth from the mass of fools.

    • daveed July 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

      “Lo and behold, the populace responded and here we are.”

      Yes, here we are. Old gang out, new gang in.
      But this gang will be much better, right?

      “What a beautiful world this will be
      What a glorious time to be free”

  28. thwack July 3, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

    So what is your point E hub?

    That JHK is giving “aid and comfort” to the enemy?

    Sure, 2=2 = 4

    but so does 3+1

    What problem are you trying to solve?

    • Elrond Hubbard July 3, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

      I didn’t say aid and comfort, so don’t “use quotes”. If my remarks meant anything, it’s that I would welcome it if JHK distanced himself from the right-wing extremism that infests his commentariat more than he does.

      Frankly, I don’t think he cares that much what people say under his byline. He said as much on one of his podcasts — though he was referring to the Facebook group about him more than here. Here at least he takes the time to reply occasionally and moderate/censor to an unknown extent.

      • Billy Hill July 3, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

        You have no clue what free speech means.

        Stalin was so paranoid he destroyed the evidence his enemies ever existed.

        Stick to health care, Tory.

        • Elrond Hubbard July 4, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

          Huh? What’s that about free speech? People can say what they want. No one’s freedom is being infringed if I express an opinion of my own. Relax.

          As for ‘Tory’: where I come from that’s a political party, and not one I would be a member of. But ITYM a Loyalist in the American revolution, in which case no again, as my forebears landed in Nova Scotia direct from the British Isles.

          Here’s some light reading for you:

          nationalpost.com/news/canada/your-revolution-was-dumb-and-it-filled-us-with-refugees-a-canadian-take…

          Happy Independence Day!

        • SpeedyBB July 6, 2017 at 11:27 am #

          Speaking of Stalin it is also amusing to recall that of all the crimes he accused his hapless rivals and cronies of, no one was reportedly ever brought to trial for plotting assassination.

          Don’t want to put any fresh ideas in their heads. presumably.

          Has the Secret Service gone to sleep, by the way? All this talk in the media – some quite brazen – of popping the C-in-C has not been pursued and punished? I thought that was some sort of offense.

  29. volodya July 3, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

    Well, yeah Thwack, but I never said that the movers and shakers were all that swift. Removing Trump by whatever means, even if there’s a surface shine of legality like a 25th amendment gambit, would only de-legitimize the coup plotters.

    It won’t help to put on the TV screen a be-medalled army general as their public face, someone who was said to be dragged kicking and screaming into the role.

    No, Thwack, even someone from the revered military, even an officer with impeccably a-political credentials, who put himself in harm’s way, who was grievously wounded in the service of his country, who strenuously professes to be disinterested in power, who insists that he is here only to serve the great American people, who laments that his only wish is to be at home with his family harvesting the crops, would start looking and sounding like a greasy Mexican generalissimo by the end of the CNN broadcast announcing the end of the Trump Presidency.

    You’re right Thwack, the best course of action would be to respect the electoral verdict, to wait out the four years until 2020. But, as we all know, there’s the imperative of quarterly financial reporting, there’s the annual bonuses to be divvied up, there’s the multi-faceted frauds to sustain. Having Trump stinking up the joint could really cramp all this. So, it wouldn’t surprise you, I’m betting on removal or barring that, an attempted removal. We see it in play now as we speak.

  30. janet July 3, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

    “We’re coming to get ya now, with the deadliest move of all: the 25th amendment.” –JHK

    I thought the deadliest amendment was the 2nd. Republican officials were publicly calling for “2nd amendment remedies” when we had an intelligent Black president. That was wrong. I am glad no Democratic officials have stooped that low regarding Trump. The 25th amendment will do nicely.

    • Billy Hill July 3, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

      Who’s still in the hospital, little Jane?

      Your side drew first blood.

  31. daveed July 3, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

    “This shit is not funny anymore.”

    Which part? The miscreant in the White House or
    the Deep Staters trying to take him down?
    Seems like…we lose, whichever way it sorts out.

    By the way, fantastic wordsmithery today, Mr. K!

    “The band begins at ten to six
    When Mr. K. performs his tricks
    without a sound.”

  32. Gonga Din July 3, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    … as Jared Kushner says, “who run Bartertown?”

  33. erikSF99 July 3, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

    “But a body-slam — whoa, now that’s some change you can believe in!…it does lead one to wonder how Mr. Trump intends to orchestrate his upcoming confab with Vlad (“The Impaler”) Putin. I’d like to see the president at least put on a cape for that one.”

    Well, don’t forget the famous Two Tribes 1984 video from Frankie Goes to Hollywood that gets in more than a few world leader body slams! Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko go at it!
    youtu.be/SXWVpcypf0w

    admit it, there are more than a few contemporary match-ups like this that you’d like to see!

  34. wm5135 July 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

    I believe that one reason to vote for Mr. Trump might have been overlooked, that being it was to only way to get a conservative that wasn’t a fucking Republican.

  35. wholy1 July 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

    Well, appears JHK getting “real sober” about the ” state of ‘United SNAKES Corp’ DIS-affairs ” with that closing declaration.

  36. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter July 3, 2017 at 5:40 pm #

    Elysian, Janos, and Malthuss:

    I just thought of a new catchphrase for conservatives!

    Institutionalized Illegitimacy!

    Next time some Lefty starts in with White Privilege, or Institutionalized Racism, sling that one back at them.

    Over 50 years of Institutionalized Illegitimacy to date!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 7:12 pm #

      The Left would become conservative if it were to triumph. Extreme feminism and sexual degeneracy? Made illegal, almost overnight. Anarchists Anti-Fa? Fucked. They shut up or they disappear.

      I don’t know if this is what you meant, but this is the first thought that arose upon reading. As Kerouac said, First thought, best thought.

    • elysianfield July 3, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

      “Institutionalized Illegitimacy!”

      OK,
      I, more than once posted that a vote for Trump was sanctioned anarchy…and it seems we are enjoying a bit of the anarchy.

      Institutionalized illegitimacy as a result of sanctioned anarchy?

    • daveed July 3, 2017 at 10:34 pm #

      “I just thought of a new catchphrase for conservatives!

      Institutionalized Illegitimacy!”

      Yes, I guess that might describe the current batch of
      so-called ‘conservatives’. Like a stopped clock, you are correct,
      from time to time.

  37. tucsonspur July 3, 2017 at 6:03 pm #

    Right on, Jim! So glad you took up Trump’s body slam of CNN. The Left is absolutely shocked by his escalating, ballsy irreverence. No taps allowed, it’s snap or nap for those lunatics. Man, what’s next? Bring it on!

    Admiringly, you seem to display a certain affection for his action. Bravo!

    And the winner by a knockout, that formidable heavyweight(?) from the Empire State, James Howard Kuuuuuuunstler!

    • daveed July 3, 2017 at 10:27 pm #

      You might want to reread Mr. K’s post, Bro.
      Not so sure he’s endorsing your ‘ballsy’ messiah.

      • tucsonspur July 4, 2017 at 2:18 am #

        No, maybe not endorsing. But can’t you see it, can’t you see the let’s say, appreciation, of Trump’s action? It’s not even so much between the lines.

        Reread, and join Jim in his (somewhat subdued) delight.

        • James Howard Kunstler July 4, 2017 at 8:39 am #

          You’re both rather wrong. IMO this pro-wrestling tweet is a gross lapse of decorum — it’s just unimaginably childish. And I didn’t take delight in it. However, it presents a great opportunity for ridicule and comedy. It must be obvious from past blogs that I deplore the way that the news media has behaved, as well as the idiocy of the Democratic Left. –JHK

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter July 4, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

            True, it lacked traditional decorum. But maybe traditional decorum is what got the country to where it is – the simple refusal to call something what it is and to heck with politeness, tact, and diplomacy.

            One thing I like about you, is your use of the term “clusterfuck- nation.” Because while that lacks all sense of decorum, it exactly and perfectly fits the situation.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

            PS- I just started World Made By Hand.

  38. tucsonspur July 3, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

    The battle rages on. It’s always a fight for money. But which arena are you in? Are you in with the “chumps”, fighting for their change, or are you in with the “champs”, bargaining their way to billions.

    Last year, the top 100 athletes scored over 3 billion dollars by playing with their balls.

    Here’s how it is in the other arena, where the game not only isn’t much fun, but difficult to stay in.

    yahoo.com/news/missouri-republicans-lower-st-louis-175201811.html

  39. Pucker July 3, 2017 at 6:50 pm #

    July 3rd:

    “The 13,000 or so men of Pickett’s Charge needed to cross three-quarters of a mile of open ground to reach their aiming points on Cemetery Ridge.”

    • Janos Skorenzy July 3, 2017 at 7:13 pm #

      All Trumpanzees running to get the Soylent Green they told was there.

      • 100th Avatar July 3, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

        And what of the Obamatangs?

  40. 100th Avatar July 3, 2017 at 6:54 pm #

    I suppose the whole point is exposing that the establishment treated you with feigned courtesy while bending you over. They were oh so polite about it. All the intricately woven lies were lawyer-splained so that you thought the bending over was better for the country, if not for you.
    It seems people were a bit addicted to the Newspeak. They want the illusion and the affectations. Now we have a president who is throwing an anvil through big-brother’s silver curtain. It’s simple, it’s ugly, it’s shocking, it’s messy, but it is effective. He became president with a hat, a plane and a microphone after all. People are not accustomed to the truth, they are not ready for it. They want the platitudes with the assuagement. They want the calm mulatto telling them it’s OK, and that they’re better than “that” (with that being any presumed or expected reflexive life preserving instinct of the sane members of the populace).
    Instinct proved too tough to beat. They chose might over flight. Ugly might. They balled-up a fist, and it’s swinging… madly.

  41. 100th Avatar July 3, 2017 at 7:27 pm #

    Bernstein, one from the duo of esteemed compost reporters. Famous for simply transcribing a story phoned-in to them by no less an a member of the FBI directorship. A 4th estate we deserve.

  42. Pucker July 3, 2017 at 7:54 pm #

    July 3rd:

    Probably one unacknowledged reason for the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg was that General Lee lost intelligence, time, and partial control over his troops because the Rebels were busy pillaging Northern farms for food and forcing corpulent Pennsylvania Dutch women to bake them delicious breads, rolls, and pies, thereby, allowing Federal General Meade to get his Yankee troops into position?

  43. MrTibbs July 3, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

    …….when present civil service pensions cease, payouts freeze, and law enforcement exits.

    And the first breach is Chicago, for the old republic.

    zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-02/illinois-taxoholics-wear-down-rauner-massive-tax-hikes-works

    Rule of Nothing.
    In any given political situation, the best outcome one can reasonably expect generally happens when politicians do nothing.
    Implied Corollary #1: When politicians attempt to fix any problem, they are highly likely to make matters worse.
    Corollary #2: Politicians almost never do nothing. This explains the present state of the healthcare system, education system, public pension system, Congressional Expenditure Approval of $8 Trillion over the preceding 16 years on the means of destruction, Deep State expansion, and the conquests of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen.

    “The more laws, the less justice.”
    – Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Y = career politicians x career lobbyists x globalist mainstream media x career unelected Deep State bureaucrats x Hollywood elites x unprosecuted corruption

    “God integrates empirically.”
    – Albert Einstein.

    Y = old republic NETWORK globalism = THE SWAMP.

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

    We are the sheepdogs.
    And we are old fashioned and sentimental.
    And we belong to the longest serving Civil Rights organization in the Republic.
    And we don’t require others for border protection or building bridges.
    And members are made by undying love, devotion, and loyalty to the Constitution.
    And we are happy to participate in the proper pursuit and offering of due process under the Constitution to the NETWORK globalist class charlatans who sold out the old republic in their lust for power and the love of money.
    And we are ready for what’s next.
    Sent from the New Republic.

  44. Elrond Hubbard July 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

    UE – Whole Subdivision of Abandoned McMansions

    “This was supposed to be a $1.6 billion project with vacation homes, a resort hotel, golf course, and the second largest indoor water park in the country. Unfortunately, construction began one year before the great recession of 2007, and the project was abandoned in 2009. The failure of this project saw that two individuals were sentenced to 5 year jail terms for committing bank fraud.”

    youtube.com/watch?v=B5wcwy_njB4

    Enjoy.

    • BackRowHeckler July 3, 2017 at 11:23 pm #

      Believe it or not they’re still building these McMansions around here. The last of the meadows, woodlands and orchards are disappearing underneath bulldozers plow. It all begins when you see surveyors tape tied around trees. Then you know that particular plot of land is doomed.

      brh

  45. BackRowHeckler July 3, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

    Millard Fillmore? That’s the second time I’ve seen Millard Fillmore’s name in print in the last 3 days. The first time was in a book about early 18th century pirates. It seems Fillmore’s great grandfather was a pirate on the high seas during the final bloody violent decade of high stakes buccaneering, 1716-1726, serving with Ned Low after being shangheid off a captured merchant ship. Its a miracle he escaped hanging, as almost all of his shipmates, indeed all pirates, ended up on the gallows. They got ‘suspended sentences’ you might say, 4 ft off the ground. This Fillmore ended up buying a 50 acre farm near Norwich, CT, and is also somehow related to Teddy Roosevelts wife Edith Carow. I think all those 17, 18th and 19th century Americans were related to one another, descending from a relatively small group of English settlers in Virginia and Mass.

    brh

  46. FincaInTheMountains July 3, 2017 at 9:14 pm #

    25 vs 2

    The right of the Deep State unelected usurpers to arrange a palace coup and overthrow the Constitutionally elected President will run against the right of the people as provisioned by the Second, but not in the part to keep and bear Arms, but in the part of organizing a well regulated Militia and overthrowing the usurpers.

    Calling for 25 = calling for Hot Civil War

  47. janet July 3, 2017 at 9:36 pm #

    Hmm, Robert Mueller is putting together a team of investigators with fluency in Russian and experience in fighting the mafia, organized crime, money laundering, financial crimes…etc. if Trump is innocent he has nothing to worry about and will testify under oath, where lying is perjury. I am confident Mueller (a Republican with a career in law enforcement) can clear Trump… or find evidence of Trump-Russia collusion and treasonous activity.

    If Trump is innocent he will welcome this Republican law enfocement guy’s efforts to clear him of. collusion with Russia. Trump will not continue to block the work of Russian-fluent invesigators experienced in investigations of financial crime.

    • Billy Hill July 3, 2017 at 10:00 pm #

      Perhaps his team has engaged the same geniuses who created Hilary’s reset button. We expect no less of the best and brightest.

  48. Linda July 3, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

    I’m with you, Beryl. I voted for Trump for those same reasons and many more besides. The Muslim ban, the wall, deportation. I’m a legal immigrant whose family came to this country in ’57. I detest illegals.

  49. Hughie the Sailor July 3, 2017 at 10:11 pm #

    “Let Mike Pence be the reincarnation of Herbert Hoover. This shit is not funny anymore…”

    No, it isn’t funny, but Mike Pence ain’t no Herbie Hoover: he works hard, but like 45, he isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed either, and as ol’ Generaloberst Von Hammerstein warned us, that makes him doubly dangerous, especially as he’s one of the worst of your “Corn-Pone Nazis”.

    I guess living in the age of consequences also means living in an age of shitty choices.This sucks.

    I really enjoy your perspective – keep up te work!

    TTYL

    • My Point of View July 4, 2017 at 4:21 pm #

      If the GOP had any patriotism, and any balls, they never would allow a Pence to run under their name. Pence became unfit for public office in this country when he said his 1st priority is his religion, his 2nd priority is his party, and his 3rd priority is the nation. Third priority? Fuck you Pence, get out, stay out, go back to hoosierville eat shit and die.

      • sophia July 4, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

        How can you put a party before the nation?

  50. ZrCrypDiK July 3, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

    I musta missed that *tweet*!!! wHOLY f**

    • ZrCrypDiK July 3, 2017 at 10:40 pm #

      ggOg! heh, U got me there.

  51. Pucker July 3, 2017 at 10:49 pm #

    July 3rd: “Davis reported that “we were met by a heavy fire of grape, canister, and shell, which told sadly upon our ranks.” Hardest hit was the left-hand regiment, the 11th Mississippi, a veteran outfit that had been guarding trains and missed the brigade’s battering on Wednesday. The 11th paid its dues on Friday. The enemy’s fire, said Davis, “commanded our front and left with fatal effect. . . . ” The 11th Mississippi would lose 312 of its 592 men in Pickett’s Charge, and easily a third to a half that number fell before the Yankee artillery. 19 On the southern flank, meanwhile, the rise of ground that had largely shielded McGilvery’s reserve artillery position from Confederate eyes during the opening bombardment now served in its turn—for a time at least—to shield Pickett’s advancing infantry from McGilvery’s guns. As Kemper’s and Garnett’s and Armistead’s battle lines crested the rise, however, there was surely a moment of mutual surprise—5,830 Confederate marchers abruptly confronting a massed array of cannon none of them had suspected was there; and McGilvery’s gunners at last sighting the enemy’s infantry, marching not toward them but at an oblique angle past them, ideal for enfilade fire. As Colonel McGilvery explained it, the Rebel battle lines “presented an oblique front to the guns under my command, and by training the whole line of guns obliquely to the right, we had a raking fire through all three of these lines.” The reality behind that matter-of-fact recital was terrifying. McGilvery’s forty-one guns sent a torrent of fire raining down on the marchers. Like Osborn’s guns, their missiles were primarily solid shot, percussion shells, and case shot. “The execution of the fire must have been terrible” was McGilvery’s judgment. In the 53rd Virginia Captain Benjamin Farinholt watched as a single shell left a file of thirteen men “in a perfect mangled mass of flesh and blood indistinguishable one from the other.” One strike in the midst of the 56th Virginia, Garnett’s brigade, killed or wounded sixteen men. The color guard of the 11th Virginia in Kemper’s brigade was smothered in shell fragments; three times the flag went down, and three times it was rescued. “I tell you, the gaps we made were simply terrible,” wrote Yankee artillerist Edwin Dow. “But they closed up their lines, and closed up and closed them up. . . .” And they kept coming. 20 Pickett’s officers worked quickly to keep them coming. “Steady, men!” Dick Garnett called out in his commanding voice. “Close up! A little faster; not too fast! Save your strength!” Garnett, on horseback, was easily seen and widely obeyed. James Kemper, also mounted, calmly continued dressing his lines to the left as ordered. He would later admit that in the intensity of the moment he was oblivious of most everything except the needs of his own brigade. Lew Armistead, marching out ahead of his second line, ignoring the fire, continued to raise his sword high as a guide for the troops. General Pickett, from his position behind the advance, ranged back and forth to the best observation sites left and right, so he might better direct events. According to his orderly, Thomas Friend, Pickett “went as far as any Major General, commanding a division, ought to have gone, and farther.” As the division approached the Emmitsburg Road, staggering under the withering artillery fire,”

    • pequiste July 4, 2017 at 12:47 am #

      The conflict was the first “modern” war; fought with repeating small arms, aerial surveillance, trains for logistics, iron-clad warships, electric communications (telegraph.) Fought under leaders well schooled in Napoleonic era tactics. Hence the bloodiest engagement of the War Between The States and an abominable waste of valiant men.

      4 July 1863, Vicksburg, Mississippi fell to a certain Maj General Ulysses S. Grant.

      • jim e July 4, 2017 at 10:07 am #

        And around that time greenbacks were trusted…”Greenbacks were paper currency (printed in green on the back) issued by the United States during the American Civil War. They were in two forms: Demand Notes, issued in 1861–1862, and United States Notes issued in 1862–1865. They were legal tender by law, but were not backed by gold or silver, only the credibility of the U.S. government.[1]

        • jim e July 4, 2017 at 10:53 am #

          Andrew Jackson killed the bank… Jackson then came through our state and then used us to kill the Creek… He then killed the bank.
          After spending nearly twenty years in Europe, Payne returned to New York and the United States in 1832.[7] Friends arranged a benefit concert in New York to try to help him give him a stake.[8] He also toured the country with artist John James Audubon.[2] Payne developed a strong interest in the Cherokee Indians, whose fate had become a public issue. Acknowledged as one of the Five Civilized Tribes, they had developed self-government, a constitution, and written language, but they were under extreme pressure from the US government for removal to the trans-Mississippi West from the southeastern United States. Payne was taken by their story, and lobbied Congress against their removal.
          Payne believed his research demonstrated that the Cherokee were one of the Ten Lost Tribes of ancient Israel.[2] Payne was reflecting historians and other researchers who still proposed this theory in the nineteenth century. It was at a time when historians tried to correlate their ideas with the Bible and classical texts, and were trying to fit the Native Americans into a biblical scheme of origin.[9] Some scholars criticized Payne for his refusal to accept that the Cherokee had their origins in North America. Others considered his work biased by his attempt to show the “Hebrew” origins of Cherokee religion. When coming upon elements he seemed to recognize from Judaism, rather than seeing these as organic forms that could have arisen independently in numerous religions (Eliade), Payne claimed they were derived from Judaism.[2]

    • My Point of View July 4, 2017 at 4:27 pm #

      Artillery fire was so thunderous the town’s people thought the end of the world was upon them as they cowered in their homes.

      I’ve walked Pickett’s Charge, looking uphill at the line of Union cannon. Truth is, the cannons on that ridge today are about a fourth of what was there during the battle. It was suicide. Brave, but suicide.

  52. Pucker July 3, 2017 at 11:11 pm #

    Apparently, one advantage of a smooth bore musket is that you can shoot anything out of it, including rocks, nails, and even wads of tobacco.

    It might have an advantage during the Collapse?

    • elysianfield July 4, 2017 at 10:42 am #

      Puck,
      Not an advantage…the advantage of the smooth bore musket was that it was not rifled with lands and grooves…at that time a very slow and cumbersome process…economy of manufacture…smooth bore muskets are VERY inaccurate.

  53. Pucker July 3, 2017 at 11:27 pm #

    Technology will cut down the Millennials like Federal artillery cut down Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg.

  54. Pucker July 3, 2017 at 11:42 pm #

    Did any LGBT soldiers die at Gettysburg?

  55. Janos Skorenzy July 4, 2017 at 12:58 am #

    Philosophical purist that he was, moreover, Jefferson considered the Norman Conquest to have tainted this English tradition with the taint of feudalism. “To the Whig historian,” writes Mayer, “the whole of English constitutional history since the Conquest was the story of a perpetual claim kept up by the English nation for a restoration of Saxon laws and the ancient rights guaranteed by those laws.”

    If Jefferson begrudged the malign influence of the Normans on the natural law he so cherished, imagine how he’d view America’s contemporary cultural and political conquistadors—be they from Latin America, the Arabian Peninsula, and beyond—whose customs preclude natural rights and natural reason!

    Naturally, Jefferson never entertained the folly that he was of immigrant stock. He considered the English settlers of America courageous conquerors, much like his Saxon forebears, to whom he compared them. To Jefferson, early Americans were the contemporary carriers of the Anglo-Saxon project.

    The settlers spilt their own blood “in acquiring lands for their settlement,” he wrote with pride in “A Summary View of the Rights of British America.” “For themselves they fought, for themselves they conquered, and for themselves alone they have right to hold.” Thus, they were “entitled to govern those lands and themselves.”

    Like it or not, Thomas Jefferson, author of The Declaration, was sired and inspired by the Anglo-Saxon tradition.

    • sophia July 4, 2017 at 9:47 pm #

      You’re a strange mix, Janos. Might makes right?

      • Janos Skorenzy July 5, 2017 at 2:31 pm #

        So weakness makes right? Sophia, this is the Devil’s Kingdom. If a nation isn’t strong here, it will lose everything. Do you really expect us to give this continent back to the Indians? Or Russia to give Siberia back to their Indians? The Church you say? The Western Church made an alliance with Rome, then the Franks, then the Normans – the baddest barbarians they could fine. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be here. The Orthodox made similar alliance with the Bulgars and other groups I assume. And later the Cossacks. When the Jews were oppressing the Orthodox in the Ukraine with the permission of their Polish Lords, the Cossacks rode in and put an end to it.

        But you are right: all this is not for you. Women need to stay out of politics since it’s too brutal for them for the most part. Most women would give our Civilization away just so they can morally grandstand. After the mass rape in Cologne, women came out proudly to support more Muslim immigration. Totally crazy.

        • sophia July 6, 2017 at 7:12 pm #

          That’s a tough call. Should men’s brutality be left unchecked? Are women any better, since they allow it? I think not, and I am disappointed in them.
          The Native Americans were a tough group of nations, but they were in the stone age as compared to the Europeans who were in the Rifle age.
          Just because they are not us…you condone the opportunistic genocide of them…just because we could.

          Yeah, it’s the Devil’s Kingdom. Should we submit to that?

          The Church?? Who ever gave a damn about that? Maybe the Orthodox did, as they converted the Alaskans without violence and translated the Bible into their language.
          So far as I can see, Christianity has failed as a religion.

          You really think there are more stupid women in politics than men?

  56. FincaInTheMountains July 4, 2017 at 5:11 am #

    Concert of Tina Turner dedicated to Obama’s victory in 2008

    This concert, which was arranged by Prudential, was one of the strongest impressions in my life precisely because so much came together in it.

    It was the day after the 69th birthday of Tina Turner, and tickets were given to me by a man whom I helped to win a lot of money on the EURJPY pair on the Election Day. So at the concert, I was surrounded by people who pretended that they were celebrating Tina Turner’s birthday, but in fact they celebrated the election of the first black US president, because they understood that for the open celebration of Obama’s victory Hillary would arrange a concert for them.

    Everyone already knew that she would be Secretary of State and wondered who would write her a denunciation on the others (Hillary was a New York State senator and head of her future 2016 campaign Podesta controlled Prudential with an iron hand).

    I must say that the racial factor played a role, but not the one that everyone thinks:

    it was the blackness of President Obama that prevented Hillary from trying to ruin him from the first day, as she was ruining Donald Trump from day one.

    youtube.com/watch?v=G7T_79hSF74

  57. Elrond Hubbard July 4, 2017 at 7:24 am #

    Canada to apologize, pay former Gitmo prisoner Omar Khadr

    abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/canada-apologize-pay-gitmo-prisoner-omar-khadr-48428847

    The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada’s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under “oppressive circumstances.”

    An official familiar with the deal said Tuesday that Omar Khadr will receive 10.5 million Canadian dollars (US$8 million). The official was not authorized to discuss the deal publicly before the announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. The government and Khadr’s lawyers negotiated the deal last month.

    The Canadian-born Khadr was 15 when he was captured by U.S. troops following a firefight at a suspected al-Qaida compound in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of an American special forces medic, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer. Khadr, who was suspected of throwing the grenade that killed Speer, was taken to Guantanamo and ultimately charged with war crimes by a military commission.

    He pleaded guilty in 2010 to charges that included murder and was sentenced to eight years plus the time he had already spent in custody. He returned to Canada two years later to serve the remainder of his sentence and was released in May 2015 pending an appeal of his guilty plea, which he said was made under duress.

    Omar Khadr spent 10 years in Guantanamo Bay. His case received international attention after some dubbed him a child soldier.

    • pequiste July 4, 2017 at 8:24 am #

      Canadian taxpayers (and especially any Canadian Forces members over in Shitholistan – supposedly mission ended in 2011 – or other Southwest Asia theatres of operations) should be thrilled with the news.

      forces.gc.ca/fr/operations-etranger-actuelles/op-impact.page

      A “Canadian” fighting for the Taliban comes back to a hero’s welcome and a princely sum. Wow. How about a Military Cross – er make that a Military Crescent – for a job well done.

      I suspect the ruling will encourage lots more “Canadians” to head “over there” to fight for Caliph and Umma and to try and kill as many infidels as possible; maybe even get an opportunity for shaheed. Although $10,000,000.00 Cdn is plenty incentive to get captured by some NATO troops and then sue the corresponding government for maltreatment. NO need to be working for a signatory to any stupid kafir Geneva Conventions.

      I can see taxes are going to have to go up including GST, QST and the new JST (that’s the Jizya Sales Tax dhimmi.)

      Now can American state government’s learn from this to increase some revenue flow?

      • Elrond Hubbard July 4, 2017 at 10:55 am #

        That’s one point of view. A different view was offered by General Roméo Dallaire, on the occasion of Khadr’s release:

        “Omar Khadr is free at last on bail. The treatment of Omar Khadr as a terrorist and not as a child soldier was wrong. Despite the efforts of many concerned Canadians, human rights advocates and child protection experts, Omar continued to languish in prison cell after prison cell. Yesterday, the upholding of Omar’s bail decision is a reminder of the importance of the judicial branch of our government, which upheld the rule of law. [emphasis added]

        “It is crucial to keep in mind that Omar Khadr is a victim in all of this. Recruited at 13 years old, then shot and taken prisoner two years later, the story of Omar Khadr has been nothing if not infuriating. As a child, Khadr was forced to move to Afghanistan and join al-Qaeda by his father. It is believed that during a raid on Khadr’s compound, the 15-year-old threw a grenade, killing Sergeant Christopher Speer, a Delta Force strategic forces soldier and medic. Eight years later, he pleaded guilty under duress.

        “But over the past decade, Khadr’s rights have been violated time and again. From the very beginning, he has been denied the right to due process and a fair trial, the right to protection from torture and — perhaps most appallingly — the rights stemming from the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

        “International law and norms, which Canada is signatory to, are put in place so as to protect those children who are unscrupulously used as weapons of war [emphasis added] and to hold those who recruit and use them to account. It is not Omar who was the threat, but those who recruit young girls and boys to fight their wars for them who are the greatest threat. Omar deserves the chance to be educated, to be loved, and to be forgiven, just as hundreds of thousands of other child soldiers around the world who have received rehabilitation funded by the Canadian government.

        “Yesterday, despite the horrific treatment exacted upon Omar for the past 13 years, he walked out and declared, ‘there is nothing I can do about the past, but there is something I can do about the future.’ Yes Omar, there is so much you can do to shape your future positively and let us hope that you are ‘free at last’.

        “Sincerely,

        “LGen, the Hon. Roméo Dallaire (Ret’d), Founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative”

        I’m sure you and the general can have a fruitful discussion about this one day. I report, you decide.

  58. FincaInTheMountains July 4, 2017 at 8:18 am #

    At a time when a young Hillary, under the clatter of Khrushchev’s shoe on the UN podium, was confidently burning the hearts of her classmates with a verb, editing the school’s newspaper (and not even suspecting about Bill’s existence), married Tina was just beginning to timidly sow shoots of Eternal Good in the minds of the electorate of the Citadel of Democracy…

    It is possible that Hillary even then was already a well-formed personality, which at 27 years forced President Nixon and his Detente to go to the dustbin of History, and this year of 2017 from the Birth of Christ almost finish off the 2000 years of development of our civilization.

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/cekcot_i/63295919/543902/543902_300.jpg

  59. janet July 4, 2017 at 8:38 am #

    Obama warned Trump, in their last transition meeting, about the danger of North Korea. On Trump’s watch, while Trump has been Twittering about Mika, North Korea has conducted a dozen missile launch tests. Trump has done nothing. Now North Korea has 10,000 km ICBMs capable of reaching New York. Happy July 4th … until Trump destroys America.

    • My Point of View July 4, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

      Fear not. Eric and Don, Jr will soon be back from their latest African safari and face down the midget monster with their elephant guns. Meanwhile, Trump will keep the midget surrounded with a picket line of creative tweets.

  60. FincaInTheMountains July 4, 2017 at 8:41 am #

    In addition to the rather humiliating failures on the Russian (Syrian) and Chinese (Korean) directions, the new American administration has faced a real holiday of disobedience in the European Union and even Canada.

    Even on such trivial issues as the prices of Canadian timber, dairy products and steel, Trump failed to achieve the cooperation of the Government of Canada, and the growing trade conflict threatens the oldest American neocolonial structure – the North American Free Trade Association.

    foxbusiness.com/features/2017/06/26/u-s-ramps-up-lumber-trade-spat-with-canada.html

    In these circumstances, the Trump administration faces the task of ending a series of painful diplomatic failures; hence, the need for some agreement on the Syrian issue becomes more acute than ever.

    In the case of Trump, the situation is greatly complicated by the fact that any informal contact of his team with the Russian president’s entourage will immediately be used by that part of the US intelligence services that remained faithful to Hillary Clinton, and then the fact of contact will be used to discredit Trump in the American media.

    We must pay tribute to the American administration, which found an elegant way out of the impasse: a 94-year-old (!) Henry Kissinger was sent to Moscow, which even the most rabid Russophobes of the American media sphere will not dare criticize.

    Since Kissinger’s visit to Moscow goes according to the scheme “everyone understands everything, but can not officially say”, the American media do not write about another “black mark”, but they emphasize that Kissinger once did a similar service to another American president – Richard Nixon.

    cdn2.img.ria.ru/images/149755/64/1497556491.jpg

    cdn4.img.ria.ru/images/149755/67/1497556749.jpg

    • 100th Avatar July 4, 2017 at 10:11 am #

      Tontoenelvalle:

      The story begins in St. Petersburg during the early 19th century. A group of young officers were sitting up all night, all of them gambling, except one, called Hermann. Hermann was fascinated by the games, but never played. Another officer, Tomsky, then told the story of his grandmother, a Countess, who in her youth loved to gamble, but nearly lost everything in a high-stakes game in Paris. Desperately, she went to the mysterious Count St. Germain, from whom she somehow learned to predict three cards to play in succession. She had only used this secret knowledge twice in the past: to save herself, and then several years later to help a young gambler. Hermann was fascinated by this story, and began to wonder if he could learn the Countess’s secret himself.

      The Countess, meanwhile, was now an old woman in her eighties. She was capricious, spoiled, greedy, and lost in dreams of the past. She had adopted a poor orphan, a young woman named Lizaveta Ivanovna. Unbeknownst to the Countess, Lizaveta had started to fall in love with a young officer. She had first noticed the young man standing outside the Countess’s house for several days, and had gradually they developed a silent connection. Soon they were exchanging love letters. After a few weeks, Lizaveta wrote to her suitor, telling him how he could get into the Countess’s house and meet her secretly. This officer was none other than Hermann. Unfortunately, Hermann was not really in love with Lizaveta. When he had discovered the Countess’s house and saw the young woman in the window, he decided use Lizaveta to get closer to the old woman’s secret.

      The secret? It wa the new missile test carried out by North Korea on July 4 has changed the overall framework of relations between North Korea and the United States along with the regional security situation, Director of Russia’s Asian Strategy at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Economics and expert on Korean Peninsula issues, Georgy Toloraya, said in an interview with TASS on Tuesday.
      “That’s very serious,” he said when asked about the importance of North Korea’s latest missile launch. “It changes the actual picture in relations between the US and North Korea. North Korea can currently reach the territory of Alaska, possibly, Hawaii and the US Pacific Coast. In addition to that, this test launch changes everything in relations between the two countries and in regional security.”
      READ ALSO

      North Korean missile launch poses no threat to Russia— Defense Ministry
      According to the Russian expert, after the launch one can state that Pyongyang has acquired nuclear deterrence means. “The seriousness of this event is that North Korea apparently used a new type of carrier, an intercontinental ballistic missile, which means that Pyongyang has acquired a nuclear deterrent against the US,” he said.
      Toloraya emphasized that the date for testing a new missile carrier was chosen as a deliberate signal. “The fact that it was done on July 4 as a gift to the US on its Independence Day and the fact that Russian and Chinese leaders Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping are holding discussions in Moscow today on issues related to North Korea, makes one suggest that [North Korean leader] Kim Jong-un does not want to take anyone’s interests into account and will act of his own free will emphasizing his complete independence from the global centers of power.”

  61. FincaInTheMountains July 4, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    A Nation without elites is ALWAYS a cattle and a herd

    If the Russians will not have their own national elites (rich and powerful), we are doomed. Remember: everything is garbage (economy, foreign policy, etc.). The most important thing is what is inside the person and the Nation. Their spirit. Their inner strength. Their ability to self-organize, mobilize and fight.

    If the Russians will have our own national elites, we’ll fuck the whole world, and then we’ll fuck the Alpha Centauri!

    If such elites do not appear, in one or two generations Russia will become a colony. Because a nation without elites is ALWAY a cattle and a herd. The presence of strong and developed national elites is a sign of a highly developed society. Only under the guidance of their elites, society is able to effectively equip its life and achieve victories in clashes with other Nations.

    • elysianfield July 4, 2017 at 10:54 am #

      On this glorious fourth, a comment.

      There are many serious issues facing our republic…many existential. There are many on this site that can offer common-sense solutions to those problems…and common sense dictates that none of those solutions will be implemented.

      There is a law that I would love to see implemented…it will cure not all of our issues, but would address many.

      I would like to see, as a prerequisite for elected public office at the federal level, a requirement that a candidate have served a minimum of four years in the United States military…active duty, no exceptions.

      Our elected officials need some skin in the fight….

      • volodya July 4, 2017 at 11:24 am #

        Something like that was suggested I think by Robert Heinlein in one of his novels, Starship Troopers I think.

        Another alternative is to bring back the draft. Sweating it out in the service gives you the full complement of citizenship rights. But if you manage to evade service, then while you may still be a legal resident of the US, your citizenship rights are limited ie no vote, no running for elected office anywhere not even for dog-catcher. Also, companies will have the right to check whether you’ve done your service and they will have the right to deny employment to evaders.

        As you say, skin in the fight…

        • thwack July 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

          As you say, skin in the fight…

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

          Does that include women?

          You tryin to get me and a whole lot of other men killed?

          Just sayin

    • Janos Skorenzy July 4, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

      Well said. Classic National Socialism and Great Man theory of History. A repudiation of Marxism which states that only the economy matters – even worse than Freud who reduced everything to sex.

  62. HurricaneJane July 4, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

    “This shit is not funny anymore.” JHK

    Indeed it is not, and I think most of you are missing the point. Bernstein uses a particular word, “malignant” and perhaps with purpose.

    If you believe in the psychology of malignant narcissism, part of the Dark Triad of personality disorders, the BIC (buffoon in charge) behavior makes perfect sense. And it ain’t funny, not at all.

    MNs focus 100% of their effort on getting your attention, positive or negative, they don’t care. Extremely self-centered, extremely entitled, extremely exploitative, and vindictive. Narcissism is always in the extremes.

    A dead giveaway that extreme narcissists use to cover their insecurities: Putdowns. Like the schoolyard bully who beats people up to feel stronger, extreme narcissists hurl insults when they feel threatened; they name call, insult, denigrate. It’s not clever and it’s not mature.

    Narcissists have poor self esteem, but are typically very successful. They feel entitled; they are self-important. They crave admiration and lack empathy. They are also exploitative and envious. The malignant types never forget a slight. They may kill you 10 years after you cut them off in traffic, but they will appear perfectly normal while plotting their revenge. Hidden away, they are bubbling with a rage of Vesuvian proportions.

    Everything they do is deniable. They will violate your boundaries, undermine, demean, criticize, denigrate, make you look crazy, gaslight you. They are extremely envious, extreme liars, have to be the center of attention at all times, manipulative, especially of others’ emotions, selfish, self absorbed, and willful, insanely defensive and sensitive to criticism, infantile and petty, shameless, exploitative, never wrong, lack (genuine) empathy. As a last resort they will appear pathetic to garner sympathy.

    Watch, observe, but don’t react to them. Observe, but don’t absorb what they say. Quote from George Bernard Shaw: “I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and besides, the pig likes it.”

    Ground yourself in reality, what is, not what you wish it to be. Everyone hopes for a rescuer, but an MN is the complete opposite of a rescuer. The only thing they sow is chaos. Their only agenda is getting attention.

    It would be interesting to see what would happen if the MSM ignored all those tweets. That’s the one good thing about MNs, and why it may (arguably) be best to leave as is: they are entirely and utterly predictable.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

      dailycaller.com/2017/07/01/report-bernie-sanderss-wife-tried-to-kick-a-bunch-of-disabled-people-out-…

      People got tattoos of Bernie Sanders. Those tattoos are burning like fire now.

      Jane probably got a tattoo of Jane Sanders. Feel the burn, Jane.

      • HurricaneJane July 4, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

        Ah, yes, the immediate assumption that I’m “for the other team” based on a single post. Also predictable.

        Yet another perfect example of why this isn’t funny. And how incredibly useless it is to assume the only options are red or blue, socialism or capitalism.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 5, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

          Thanks for getting the colors right. Making Conservatives red and Democrats blue was a classic mind fuck, probably thought up by the Tavistock Institute.

          Blue is a cool conservative color. Red is a primitive color, the color that primitive creatures see, the lowest in the spectrum. And of course, the color of blood which Communism loves to shed.

  63. janet July 4, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

    “a requirement that a candidate have served a minimum of four years in the United States military…active duty, no exceptions.” –elysiandreamer

    My uncle served as a quartermaster and never saw combat. I assume you mean active combat duty? I would add the service be as a platoon leader on the front line … under fire… from the enemy in front … or from fragging in back … and that their children be required to do exactly the same kind of service.

    Janet, Citizen by birth, Marine by choice. Semper Fi!

    • elysianfield July 4, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

      Janet,
      Your uncle, the quartermaster, also served. An honorable discharge is just that…honorable. Combat not necessary.

  64. janet July 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

    Proud to be an American because the spirit of resistance is growing.

    Forty-one out of 50 states are refusing to give Trump the information his administration has requested which includes voters’ addresses, party affiliation and other identifying data.

    Lost the popular vote. Lost in the attempt to suppress the vote. Loser.

  65. Janos Skorenzy July 4, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

    dailystormer.com/hero-king-trump-swoops-in-to-save-white-british-baby-turned-down-by-death-panel/

    Future ages will wonder if this Man really walked the Earth – or if he was just a Myth, a creation of our Better Angles (sic).

    • thwack July 4, 2017 at 2:54 pm #

      Oh look, another Trump fanboy who thinks Trump is the new Hitler

      (((shaking my head)))

      You are as lame as those clowns over at Chateau Heartistes, slippin and slidin around in all their spooge as they jack off to the latest tweet or incoherent rambling Trump spews out…

      Trump is the white Obama; black people were all fired up about having a black president, but at the end of 8 years black people are worse off than they were when he took office.

      In other words, Trump is all sound and fury; just like Obama was for black people.

      8 years of Obama and black people are angrier and nastier than ever.

      Enjoy your tee-shirt because thats all you will get from Trump (and maybe some orange cock if you are cute?)

  66. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter July 4, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

    Since today is the 4th, I wrote a song just for the Democrats and Leftist who probably cringe at God Bless the USA, and Yankee Doodle Dandy.

    We Hate America!
    A Fourth of July Song for Democrats and Leftists
    By Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter
    To The Tune of God Bless America

    We hate America!
    ‘Cause its sooo white!
    And the Founders-
    They were bounders!
    They had slaves!
    They were knaves every one!!!

    All the trannies, and the lezzies
    And the homos, all in drag—
    We hate America
    Let’s burn the flag!
    We hate America!
    Let’s burn the flag!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  67. volodya July 4, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

    Yes, Thwack, that includes women. Why shouldn’t it? If you claim equal rights then you bear equal responsibilities including the risk of getting your ass shot off.

    • thwack July 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

      But I repeat myself

      (louder this time)

      YOU TRYIN TO GET ME KILLED?

      The first time a woman jumps out a truck in full combat gear her ankle is gonna blow out…

      You know this?

      It takes 3 women to do what one man does; combat is already risky enough, why are you trying to make it worse?

      This ain’t tee-vee

      • elysianfield July 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm #

        Thwack,
        There are many more jobs in the military than 11Bravo. Women should not face combat for a variety of reasons…350,000+ women were in the military in WWII…no combat roles.

        Janet opined that she was a BAM…hard to believe considering her many virulently negative posts regarding military personnel.

        Just thinkin’

        • thwack July 4, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

          “Women should not face combat for a variety of reasons…”

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

          the WTF are they doing voting?

        • Janos Skorenzy July 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

          Blacks want those jobs that women used to do. Sheeit! They have no patriotism and don’t feel like risking their lives for America.

  68. Pucker July 4, 2017 at 3:40 pm #

    How serious is the problem of necrophilia among morticians in Kentucky?

    How serious is the problem of necrophilia among politicians in Illinois?

    • elysianfield July 4, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

      Puck,

      What is the difference between a lawyer and a prostitute?

      A prostitute will not screw you after you’re dead….

  69. Pucker July 4, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

    Thomas Merton described “The Unspeakable” as a Void of accountability and responsibility.

    “For many years we have known that invisible forces have run our government from behind the scenes — not just in Washington, but also in state houses and municipalities. For many years, most of us were willing to go along or to continue to work within the socially acceptable political process as small groups of other people acted “above the law” at increasingly greater harm in terms of human life, environment, and personal health and wealth, throughout America and the world.

    The list of presidents, congressman, senators, mayors, government officials, soldiers, journalists, activists and honest business and civic leaders who have been assassinated, “suicided,” poisoned, falsely slandered and framed, entrapped, or dirty tricked in rigged elections is long and growing. The allegations of control file operations that depend on pedophilia, financial fraud, and organized crime also increase. The number of dual-passport citizens within the Congress and our federal bureaucracy calls into question just who is in charge and whose national interests direct our military. We have the senate minority leader declaring on national television that the President is not in charge – he must do what the intelligence agencies tell him. The governance questions are profound.

    Money and violence are the heart of these issues. The United States has spent $14 trillion on global wars over the last 30 years because Congress finances war and because Congress tolerates illegal and unconstitutional financial practices at the US Department of Defense and US Treasury. In 2015, the DOD alone was missing $6.5 trillion in undocumentable adjustments. Even now the US Treasury cannot produce audited financial statements for the US Government, as required by law, and has not produced accurate and understandable place-based financial reporting.”

    • janet July 4, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

      “In 2015, the DOD alone was missing $6.5 trillion in undocumentable adjustments.” Pucker quoting Thomas Merton

      Merton was prescient … given that he died decades ago, he was very accurate about the military theft of 2015. The military promotes a culture of rape. The military is a corrupt institution that feeds on civilian money and civilian lives. The military depends on breaking down men and indoctrinating them into yes-men robots … “sir, yes sir!” The military should be abolished.

      • elysianfield July 4, 2017 at 7:24 pm #

        Janet,
        Marine by choice, my ass….

        • janet July 4, 2017 at 8:31 pm #

          You disrespect those in uniform on July 4th. FU.

          • JimInFlorida July 5, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

            janet

            I was also 8 years active duty in the Cold War Silent Service and did sea duty for 5.5 years of it. My job was cool. Only much later in life did I realize I served a criminal imperialist regime. I’ve NEVER gone around letting everybody know I was in the Navy,,, as you do with your claim of, ” … Marine by choice. Semper Fi.”

            I’ve never met ANY self-proclaimed “Marine” who writes and thinks as you do.

            In YOUR case, janet, NOBODY here believes you served in the U.S. Marines. *IF*, somehow, you actually DID serve in the Marines, you were accepted SOLELY to satisfy EEOC (Affirmative Action) diktats. You may have worn the uniform but, you were never a U.S. Marine in your heart. Non Fidelis.

          • Elrond Hubbard July 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm #

            I dunno whether janet was a Marine or not. That said, “You were never a true Marine in your heart” is the No True Scotsman fallacy. Playing games with definitions to reach your preferred conclusion is not a good look.

            As for affirmative action, I can’t get the link right now but last week I posted about a study that concluded quotas can improve job performance — by weeding out inadequate candidates who happen to be white and male. Did you read it?

          • JimInFlorida July 6, 2017 at 11:29 am #

            Elrond, you’re just as guilty as I am alleged to be.

            The, “No True Scotsman,” claim IS VALID because it appeals to what Scotsmen are noted for. NOT in what actually is achieved. What’s judged about the True Scotsman is which direction he was headed if by chance he failed.

            Studies and statistics rate right up there with lies and damned lies and you know that. Nobody with half a memory would believe any post hoc revisionist study that claims Affirmative Action has been a positive change overall.

            On the flip side, yeah, hypothetically I can envision how one or two REMOTE cases can happen where a talented Black Man can be passed up for a job just so somebody’s dim-witted White nephew can get the position. I lived in Alabama and have seen the nepotism in action. In their eyes, a Floridian is just as bad as a Damn Yankee.

            However, and as usual, only YOU and JANET would stretch an exception and make it the rule.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

      All of that is correct, but Merton would throw the White Race away with the Government (or the Nation away with the Country). He was a classic Leftist, a Wordy and Worldly Monk, and a Hermit who couldn’t stop talking. A very gifted man no doubt, but I don’t care for his politics or his Catholicism.

  70. FincaInTheMountains July 4, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

    Church uses baby pictures of Clinton and Trump to counter parishioners’ ‘disgust’

    downtownexpress.com/2016/11/07/church-uses-baby-pictures-of-clinton-and-trump-to-counter-parishioner…

  71. FincaInTheMountains July 4, 2017 at 5:24 pm #

    We must pay tribute to the American administration, which found an elegant way out of the impasse: a 94-year-old (!) Henry Kissinger was sent to Moscow

    On the other hand, sending a 94-year old Kissinger emphasises the lack of qualified professionals in the area of global governance when we need them the most. Can’t send an old ketchup-money Kerry, can you?

    Lack of social lifts in action!

  72. eastsun July 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm #

    As much as I love your commentary on suburbia and architecture, your essays on political subjects have become predictable and humorless.

    Get back to what you do best, Jim.

  73. Pucker July 4, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

    m.youtube.com/watch?v=K1zVAfE0YdA

  74. janet July 4, 2017 at 8:29 pm #

    On this July 4th I honor war hero retired Major General Smedley Butler, the most decorated Marine. Semper Fi!

    “War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.
    I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we’ll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

    I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.
    There isn’t a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its “finger men” to point out enemies, its “muscle men” to destroy enemies, its “brain men” to plan war preparations, and a “Big Boss” Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.

    It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

    I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.

    I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 (where have I heard that name before?). I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

    During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

    War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes. So, I say, To hell with war!”

    –Smedley Butler

  75. janet July 4, 2017 at 9:00 pm #

    ““North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?” Trump asked.

    Trump has a point. Instead of tweeting about celebrities, Trump-style, North Korea has developed 10,000 km ICBMs on Trump’s watch, launching a dozen missiles under his nose to show the world that Trump is an idiot showman and a paper tiger.

    Trump has no previous government experience, no military experience, and no backbone. Trump has experience bankrupting businesses and that is where we are headed as Trump colludes with Russia to destroy America, starting with coddling both Russia and North Korea.

    • MrTibbs July 4, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

      Behold an ICBM and ordinance capable North Korea, rushed into demonstration by the NETWORK globalists, but not before the previously planned neutralization of the United States Armed Forces, destruction of the domestic means of production, destruction of national borders, and suspension of the Bill of Rights, all previously well advanced by NETWORK globalist design.
      dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4665438/Trump-calls-emergency-meeting-North-Korea-missile.html

      In the old republic, NETWORK globalists have enjoyed the use of Deep State assets and Congressional funding in a multidimensional game of chance, strategizing, tactics, financing, contracting, manufacturing, employing, deploying, importing, exporting, abstraction, distraction, propaganda, conquest, destruction, death, influence peddling, bribery, extortion, kickbacks, racketeering, treason, sedition, and corruption, and are expressing deep disappointment in the loss of assets Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, James Comey, John Brennan and viewership/subscription to CNN, Washington Post, and New York Times.

      And those defeated are the compromised assets complicit in the NETWORK globalist agenda.

      Y = career politicians x career lobbyists x globalist mainstream media x career unelected Deep State bureaucrats x Hollywood elites x unprosecuted corruption

      “God integrates empirically.”
      – Albert Einstein.

      Y = old republic NETWORK globalism = THE SWAMP.

      Rule of Nothing.
      In any given political situation, the best outcome one can reasonably expect generally happens when politicians do nothing.
      Implied Corollary #1: When politicians attempt to fix any problem, they are highly likely to make matters worse.
      Corollary #2: Politicians almost never do nothing. This explains the present state of the healthcare system, education system, public pension system, Congressional Expenditure Approval of $8 Trillion over the preceding 16 years on the means of destruction, Deep State expansion, and the conquests of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen.

      “The more laws, the less justice.”
      – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

      And eternal victory was achieved long ago.

      -T

      They Call Me Mr. Tibbs.

      • janet July 4, 2017 at 9:55 pm #

        Meet the new republic. Same as the old republic. Swamp is not drained by Trump’s Goldman Sachs appointees or by tweeting.

  76. Pucker July 4, 2017 at 9:27 pm #

    When General Lee’s Confederate Army crossed into the North, the hungry Rebels became distracted by pilfering food and kidnapping escaped negro slaves. The Rebel soldiers identified the black slaves as being very valuable. Today people do not consider black people as being “valuable”. As horrible as it may sound, it may be that if you want the Elite to value the people, then you have to turn people into commodities rather than commodifying their labor on a per hour incremental basis? Otherwise….

    • thwack July 5, 2017 at 6:37 am #

      The Rebel soldiers identified the black slaves as being very valuable.

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

      Yes Pucker, but

      but,

      the value of a slave was still based on what they could DO.

      Nobody wanted old, sick, blind, toothless slaves.

      Whats interesting to me is the skill set some of these slaves had. If you read some of the advertisements for slaves, they not only list several sought after skills for each slave, but what LANGUAGES they speak.

      So Im thinking it generated this weird paradox where an owner wanted his slave to become smarter (the ability to do more things) but not so smart that he didn’t want to be a slave?

  77. janet July 4, 2017 at 9:52 pm #

    Back in January, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that his country was close to testing an ICBM. President Donald Trump promised that it wouldn’t happen, which could raise the pressure on the administration to do something beyond tweeting out words of disapproval.

    And that’s what’s important to keep in mind: no matter what Trump has said, or the pressure the US, China, and others try to place on North Korea, Kim continues to test missiles that could harm America and its allies.

    This was not the kind of projectile Americans are used to hearing about on July 4th.

  78. janet July 4, 2017 at 10:44 pm #

    A missile that could hit the USA represents continued progress by the North Koreans on their missile program and the achievement of a goal that President Trump had said in January “won’t happen.” Surprise!

    We were conned by Trump and he has no idea how to govern or how to protect the USA. Instead Trump is using the presidency to enrich his family and extend his brand worldwide.

    Trump does not care about the destruction of America and is he is powerless to stop North Korea’s nuclear ICBM threat to the USA.

    Y’all elected an idiot and you will suffer the consequences. I will be observing as an expat.

    • FincaInTheMountains July 5, 2017 at 11:34 am #

      The habit of the South Korean media to fabricate the utter nonsense about their northern neighbor has been superimposed by the technical illiteracy of their correspondents.

      It’s no secret that the South Korean media with enviable consistency report the most ridiculous, illogical and even anecdotal rumors about the events taking place in the N. Korea, but this time Seoul has clearly overdone it.

      In particular, the data on the altitude and range of the flight of the new North Korean Hwaseon-14 missile is rather strange. South Korean agency “Renhap” reported that the above-mentioned missile overcame a distance of 933 km, while having reached three times the height – 2802 km.

      The takeoff of the intercontinental ballistic missile “Hwaseon-14” to an altitude of 2802 km, as insisted by South Korean media, lacks not only technical but also a simple logical explanation.

      For additional clarity, it is necessary to take into account that the height of the orbit of the International Space Station is 400 km from the Earth’s surface.

      And finally, the data published by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation show that on July 4 the rocket launched from the territory of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea rose to a height of 535 km and fell in the central part of the Sea of Japan, 510 km from the launch point.

      Based on these data, it is clear that Pyongyang tested medium-range ballistic missile and NOT ICBM

      • Janos Skorenzy July 5, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

        The News this morning asked, “Why didn’t the United States shoot it down?”. Isn’t that like hitting a bullet with a bullet? What if we missed – and the missile hit North Korea? Or is that the idea?

        • FincaInTheMountains July 5, 2017 at 5:46 pm #

          Well, first off the glorious THAAD system is not aimed to protect S. Korea from N. Korean missiles, but aimed against China and Russia.

          US currently simply has no assets to shoot down N. Korean missiles.

  79. Pucker July 4, 2017 at 11:02 pm #

    ernestangley.org/watch/eah

  80. Pucker July 5, 2017 at 3:53 am #

    Graduate School

    ernestangley.org/college

  81. FincaInTheMountains July 5, 2017 at 5:44 am #

    Weather ups and downs: why it’s time to stock up on food

    While Moscow and Madrid are flooded with showers, in Portugal, Bulgaria, Serbia, the Crimea stands a 113-degree heat. While in Portugal forests burn by the hectares, in Belgrade on the sewer hatches people fry eggs. These “spoofs” of public consciousness still overshadow the real and global consequences of such weather anomalies. However, in such a course of events, in a few years the emerging problems will rise to a full height.

    If we talk directly about the causes of more and more serious natural cataclysms every year, then we must say honestly – in fact, no one knows exactly why the weather jumps every year become more severe. And all these arguments about “global warming” or about “global cooling” are worthless, since humanity does not have the necessary factual base of temperature regimes in different regions of the world more than for the last two centuries. And this – just a hundred times less than necessary for any approximately accurate assessment of what is happening and the alignment of the relevant versions and ad-hoc hypotheses. This is not even a notorious “statistical error”.

    It is necessary to understand that all this talk about a “global warming” or “global cooling” is actually nothing more than an attempt to create a mechanism for the withdrawal of climatic rent by certain world media-power clans from controlled territories and businesses. Or more simply it is the milking of the suckers.

    Accordingly, in fact, we can only talk about two things. First, either the influence of the anthropogenic factor in the face of sharply increased human activity on the seizure of natural resources and the disruption of natural balances of the “injection” of resources from the thermonuclear core of the earth (oil, gas, gold, non-ferrous metals, coal, ore, etc.), and nature is trying to stop the destruction of this balance by a blind trial and error method and restore the dynamic equilibrium destroyed by man.

    Alternatively, option B, such factors that we do not know about (even the “reptilians of the world government” have no clue) began to influence the Earth, or are hidden from us (for example, the notorious Nibiru or the approaching black hole). And they hide it because the promulgation of these facts will immediately reveal a real, not artificially constructed by the Media agenda of the life of mankind (the “Matrix”).

    The fact is that such weather jumps make agriculture extremely unstable on a planetary scale, and investments in agricultural production are very risky. The situation is such that we can not predict the weather and even more so manage it. If the weather pattern of recent years continues, the problem of gathering sufficient crop for the human consumption will become very relevant.

    The attempt of its capitalist solution – through the increase of prices by speculators – has no long-term prospects for solution, since sooner or later social tensions and riots of the population will force governments to curb speculators and resort to socialist practice of regulating the prices of basic foodstuffs, and take the food market under strict state control.

    And not at the level of national governments, as someone might think, but at the level of the global authorized body, to which the relevant powers, including power of using force, will be delegated, and which can redistribute food surpluses from one country or region to another without the resistance of national governments in order to maintain global stability.

    • FincaInTheMountains July 5, 2017 at 5:47 am #

      When I was hitting a “Submit” on that post, the house was shaken by a weak, but very noticeable earthquake.

      • tucsonspur July 5, 2017 at 6:00 am #

        You don’t know your own strength.

        Are there really thermonuclear goings on at the Earth’s core? It’s interesting that the fiery, molten, liquid metal core is only a few thousand miles below our feet.

        • FincaInTheMountains July 5, 2017 at 6:16 am #

          May be not nuclear fusion, but nuclear fission for sure:

          Nuclear Fission Confirmed as Source of More than Half of Earth’s Heat

          blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/nuclear-fission-confirmed-as-source-of-more-than-half-of-e…

        • Janos Skorenzy July 5, 2017 at 3:40 pm #

          There’s a whole world down there: Pellucidar. Read the novels by Edgar R Burroughs. The core is a sun at the centre of that world. The Horizon goes Up there. Admiral Byrd sailed into it by accident once at the opening near the North Pole. It started getting warm as the outer Sun set and the inner Sun rose. Or was this some kind of spiritual analogy? Read Rene Daumal’s “The Ascent of Mt Analogue”.

          • beantownbill. July 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

            I read all the Pellucidar books – great reads if you’re into science fantasy. At the time ERB wrote the series, serious consideration was given to the theory that there was a polar opening to the Earth’s interior that ended in a hollow part of the Earth.

          • Janos Skorenzy July 5, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

            Yes, a wonderful dream. But obeying the canons of good fantasy and fairy tales: self consistency.

  82. tucsonspur July 5, 2017 at 5:48 am #

    On Independence Day, we are reminded of our great traditions, of diversity, the “melting pot” that is our nation. Land of the free, home of the slave. I mean brave. The “let ’em all in Left” loves him.

    Here’s Kap, fire cracking on the Fourth:

    yahoo.com/sports/july-4-colin-kaepernick-talked-trip-home-ghana-010627864.html

  83. FincaInTheMountains July 5, 2017 at 8:32 am #

    French president shared on Twitter photo of himself being landed onto the nuclear submarine Le Terrible from a helicopter

    twitter.com/EmmanuelMacron/status/882294413296369665/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3…

    How funny it is to watch the French rooster trying to copy the Russian Tsar!

    Froggies, you’re all fucked up. You were the greatest nation of Europe, the “Eldest daughter of the Church”, and then everything was sold out and betrayed, you exchanged Charlemagne for Rousseau and Robespierre.

    Therefore today you are miserable froggies. A country without a future. You were weighed on the scales of history and found very lightweight.

    • jim e July 5, 2017 at 10:17 am #

      Who will win the malliot jaune?

      It is worn by the current leader of the Tour de France, the greatest sports spectacle in the known universe that is played with only two balls. The power of the velo!

      • jim e July 5, 2017 at 10:20 am #

        Unless you are Lance.

        • jim e July 5, 2017 at 10:29 am #

          A man on a bicycle is more efficient than a bird in flight. It is the cure to the addiction that 44 told us about…

          • jim e July 5, 2017 at 10:50 am #

            opps! 43

          • Janos Skorenzy July 5, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

            There’s nothing like the outside of a horse for the inside of a man.

            Renaldus Magnus.

  84. volodya July 5, 2017 at 10:43 am #

    Um well Thwack, no, I’m not trying to get you killed and yeah it ain’t TV. But it’s like our friend Elysianfields said. There’s lots and lots of things to do in the military besides rifleman.

    • janet July 5, 2017 at 11:17 am #

      The US military (the Pentagon) is the largest government bureaucracy in the world. So large it loses Billions of dollars in theft, fraud, and corruption that auditors cannot account for. If you love Big Government, you love the military.

      I love Big Government for human welfare as mandated by the Constitution, not for the purpose of kidnapping, torture, rape, and killing done by military and intelligence “services”.

      I want spending priorities to be changed away from military spending to spending on health, civilian non-defense employment, education, infrastructure, etc.

      The founders never wanted a standing national army. We should abolish the military to free up Trillions of dollars, Billions of which have disappeared down the department of “defense” rat hole. Eliminate the largest government bureacracy and we will have a better chance of accounting for our taxes.

      • elysianfield July 5, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

        “not for the purpose of kidnapping, torture, rape, and killing done by military and intelligence “services”.”

        Janet,
        …and now you impugn our military personnel
        …and this only a day after the celebrations!

    • thwack July 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

      There’s lots and lots of things to do in the military besides rifleman.

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

      Ok,

      and there are lots of things to do as a civilian besides voting.

      Just saying

      • elysianfield July 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

        “and there are lots of things to do as a civilian besides voting.”

        Civilian…Ok. Citizen…no.

        • thwack July 6, 2017 at 8:22 am #

          Thats my point jackass, when the enemy breaches the compound, all females instantly become “civilians”; meanwhile, all us men get our heads cut off.

          We don’t get to be “civilians”

          What part of shot in the back and thrown in a ditch do you not understand?

          • elysianfield July 6, 2017 at 11:07 am #

            “What part of shot in the back and thrown in a ditch do you not understand?”

            What the hell do you mean “shot in the back”? You are continuing a racial stereotype. I would suggest that black citizens will face the enemy, as will others, rather than run.

            What color are you?

            Just realizin’

  85. jim e July 5, 2017 at 11:38 am #

    Dan Martin speaks: “That’s a hell of a lot of seconds, thirds and fourths I’ve got in the Tour De France in the past two or three years now,” says the man who came second on the stage and is now fourth on GC. “This is not about confidence, it’s about calmness. I’m just enjoying my racing, I’m feeling no pressure at all. I’m just enjoying riding the Tour de France. The team’s on a real roll and I’ve got some of the best riders around me to support me.” He also congratulates Fabio Aru on a great ride and says the finish line came too early for him.

  86. janet July 5, 2017 at 11:55 am #

    I remember lots of criticism of Obama … but strange silence about Trump tweeting not governing.

    Of 155 days as president, Trump spent 55 days at Trump properties, 36 days playing golf at Trump golf courses. How do you like it now gentlemen?

  87. janet July 5, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

    Trumpcare will kill 20,000 people a year by 2025.

    Through summer of 2016, ISIL had killed 1200 people outside Syria and Iraq, i.e. in Europe and elsewhere in South Asia and the Middle East.

    That is, Trumpcare is 20 times more dangerous in the West than the terror threat of ISIL.

  88. janet July 5, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    Trump has deeply endangered US national security by making us a laughingstock and reducing by orders of magnitude the likelihood that any other powers will partner with us in world affairs. The US needs allies and partners, but Trump has told them to jump in a lake, and anyway they can see how flaky he is. Imagine him calling up Emmanuel Macron in France and asking him to join in a military operation! Yet George H. W. Bush was able to call up the Socialist president of France, Francois Mitterand, and convince him to join in the Gulf War to rescue little Kuwait from the clutches of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When a president now cannot do things on the world stage a president could do only 27 years ago, that is a sign of deep and worrisome decline.

  89. elysianfield July 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    Have many of the readership visited K-dog’s web site (accessible by clicking his “pic”)? It is a great resource…listing (seemingly) hundreds of sites of interest, as well as over 50 newspapers, worldwide, in their English translation…quick loading and very few ads.

    Just spent a bit of time reading the Moscow Times…interesting article on the drug trade in Russia, and the problems their law enforcement have in combatting the dark internet usage in the trade.

    Did you know they have the internet there? I was surprised they even wore shoes…(I jest)

    • thwack July 6, 2017 at 8:24 am #

      Sounds interesting, Ive been looking for an alternative to the Drudge Report

      • thwack July 6, 2017 at 10:38 am #

        Why am I being asked to describe a blog I don’t have, when I try to register?

        I hate the internet; its like trying to drink from a fire hose.

        (((shaking my head)))

        • JimInFlorida July 6, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

          thwack, I’ll give you my old 28.8K dial-up modem. That’ll slow down the internet for you!

          I’ll spray paint it black. That will block racist content.

  90. FincaInTheMountains July 5, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

    The main enemy of the United States

    US foreign policy is in a state of chaos, as the dominant US elite, becoming a victim of its own propaganda, is unable to articulate its goals, including President Donald Trump, opposing the so-called US establishment.

    In particular, the greatest secret of the United States is that the term “deterrence” implies depriving the USSR, and now Russia, of the ability to inflict “unacceptable damage” on the US after the latter have dealt a disarming strike on Russia. That is why the deployment of short-range missiles in Turkey, in no way could gave contained the USSR, but quite the opposite was a provocation that forced the Soviet leadership to activate the Anadyr operation (the secret deployment of nuclear missiles in Cuba).

    Now it is even difficult to imagine what tricks the Cold War proponents have been playing to present plans for an attack on the USSR as “reflecting Russian aggression”, what myths they invented, what secrets leaked to the press! And now, when the great chess board turned 180 degrees, even military experts use these myths to analyze the current situation, forgetting that this is an old propaganda, and not an adequate description of the situation 40 years ago.

    According to one of these legends, the American Civil Defense was intended to convince Khrushchev-Brezhnev that the US would use nuclear weapons if columns of Soviet tanks rush to the Channel, as tests of the 15-megaton Thermonuclear Castle Bravo at Bikini Atoll in March 1954 showed that if the 15-megaton charge explodes in Washington, then everyone would die in this glorious city at once, and in Philadelphia and New York at a distance of 200 and 350 kilometers respectively in one hour.

    Current experts consider plans to win a nuclear war completely insane, but President Kennedy at least knew where the legs grew from, and when Soviet nuclear missiles showed up in Cuba, he immediately ordered the preparation of the evacuation of nuclear missiles from Turkey, without waiting for the appearance of Adjubei, who allegedly saved the world from a nuclear war by transferring Kennedy’s proposals to Khrushchev.

    nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/americas-insane-plan-survive-soviet-nuclear-attack-21399

    And modern experts over the past 30 years have convinced the American people that they do not have to be afraid of a bomb, since Russian red button can be taken away and dismantled as was dismantled the USSR without any explosions in Washington due to the lack of a finger in the Russian elite pressing the corresponding button. And Russia in its new military doctrine makes it clear that the United States has long passed the red line that can not be crossed while communicating with a nuclear power and now Russia will have to prove the presence of a finger by its direct combat use.

    But American experts will not say it, as well as the fact that the best guarantee of the security of the Baltic republics and Poland is the strict implementation of the agreement on transit to the Kaliningrad region, and if it is violated, American soldiers on the Polish-Lithuanian border is another reason for getting hit with a nuclear fist on the Polish-Lithuanian muzzle, and not a security guarantee.

    • JimInFlorida July 6, 2017 at 9:23 pm #

      After all of that, you never get around to the Ultimate Deterrent to prevent Washington from pulling such a stunt against Russia.

      *************************************************************************************
      Kill The Billionaires or Billions Will Be Killed. It’s Just That Simple(TM).

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

      Serious Finca, didn’t Putin just let it slip that the luxury bunkers of the ZOG-NATO elites are targeted? We should hope he has a more comprehensive plan than just that. A deterrent is effective when the targets are made aware of it and realize that they have NO protection from Putin’s angels of death!

      Finca, I’m sure you have connections to Putin’s inner circle. I’ll be happy to advise him on matters like this and help develop a response algorithm and rules of engagement for his elite assassins.

  91. janet July 5, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

    Trump is destroying America one child at a time. Trump has literally taken away the right to clean water. He is fine if it is full of mercury (a nerve poison released by burning coal) and lead (which causes permanent damage to IQ and attention span in children).

    Not to mention that he is trying to roll back limitations on toxic carbon dioxide emissions, which because it is a greenhouse gas, are poisoning our planet. Climate change could reduce GDP by 3% a year and plunge the US into a permanent Great Recession. It will hit Texas and the southeast especially hard.

    Trump would like to kill America’s scientific and technological advantages in the world by slashing funding for science and science research, reducing us to a fourth world country. What a con that MAGA BS.

    • thwack July 5, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

      “Janet” is clearly suffering from TDS – Trump Derangement Syndrome

      Tump is Hitler!

      Trump raped Godzilla!

      Trump eats baby dolphins for breakfast!!!!

      Look Janet, “we get it” alright?

      Now,

      will please step away from the keyboard and go soak your face in a bowl of ice water?

      If you have a stroke, Trump wins.

      • Billy Hill July 5, 2017 at 4:55 pm #

        One imagines the mantra repeated endlessly day after day by tens of thousands of similarly disturbed types.
        To what end? Such tension requires release.
        This does not end well.

        • HurricaneJane July 5, 2017 at 6:18 pm #

          Agree. Trump is the very last thing to which we should be paying attention.

  92. capt spaulding July 5, 2017 at 2:38 pm #

    At last we have a president who isn’t afraid to use the dignity of the office to express his disdain for the “fake news”. The take down of the man representing CNN simply shows the disdain the real people of this country feel for the “fake news”. These enlightened citizens are well equipped to appreciate this video since it is presented in a format that they are comfortable with, and that they understand. They don’t need no hi-falutin’ books or news articles to understand what’s going on. The high rates of pay and retirement benefits along with the general prosperity found in the south, are a testimonial to the inherent wisdom of the voters. After all, they voted for “W” twice. The only surprise is why it took so long for the rest of the country to appreciate and understand what’s really going on. I have no fear for the fate of this country as long as the good citizens of Trump country are alert and informed. Those of you who really understand the truth know exactly what I’m talking about.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 5, 2017 at 3:46 pm #

      They’re going after the guy who made the video. Some say he’s just a kid too. Don’t know. They especially don’t like that he pointed out that CNN is almost all Jews. He’s one of us. Freedom of the Press is a White, Western kind of thing after all.

      • thwack July 5, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

        Pressing on peoples freedom is a White, Western kind of thing after too.

        Just sayin

        • Janos Skorenzy July 5, 2017 at 8:09 pm #

          Just sayin what? All races and nations are capable of force. Only Whites seem capable of freedom. Maybe some of the Asians after contact with us acting as a catalyst.

          • thwack July 5, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

            Racists are the biggest collectivists on the planet. They not only demand your money and your labor; but they want control of your penis too.

            What kind of freedom is that?

          • Janos Skorenzy July 6, 2017 at 2:06 am #

            You aren’t part of our Collective so it’s not really an issue. There is no Freedom apart from the Law. Blacks are very “individualized” (although remarkably alike) They do whatever they want when they want. Maybe that explains their low level of culture.

          • thwack July 6, 2017 at 8:52 am #

            Racists are robots, with reductive, materialistic, ant like personalities; whom if given enough time, eventually start eating each other.

            Maybe that explains their fear and insecurity?

          • Janos Skorenzy July 6, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

            Yeah Black High School kids make fun of White proms as lame – yet they still insist on going. Like Dogs, you all can’t stand to be left out of anything. I mean you have so little of your own…. And you do want to drag us down by getting at our women so it all makes sense. It’s not all good, but it all makes sense. Clearly we must get away from you people.

          • thwack July 6, 2017 at 9:36 pm #

            “Clearly we must get away from you people.”

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

            But you can’t Janos, come on man, you know that?

            We were made for each other (no homo) because I complete you.

            If you didn’t think about blacks all day long you would just be another lost white man, mindlessly consuming, drinking cheap watery beer, and wearing another mans name on the back of your shirts…

            You get out of the bed in the mornin because of ME.

            You work out, read books, and lift weights because of ME.

            Your whole world revolves around ME; just admit it, tell the truth and shame the devil.

            Can you sing?

            Do you play an instrument?

            Why don’t we start a band?

            You be the front man, and I’ll be the side man?

            I can see your name up in lights right now:

            JANOS AND HIS JIGABOOGALOO ORCHESTRA!

            Dim the lights, a little shoe polish… and your secret is safe with me. Don’t punk out, lets do this?

        • sophia July 6, 2017 at 10:42 pm #

          Janos, it seems to me you can’t have it both ways. White people, who love and understand freedom, and were Christian with Matthew 25 to read, went and took slaves from Africa, and now you want to get away from them?
          Those white men were stupid. Short term thinking.
          I agree homogeneous societies do better. But it’s too late for that now.

          • thwack July 7, 2017 at 12:54 am #

            Hold on here,

            Unless Im mistaken, the Earth is the most diverse society in the known universe?

            You think thats an accident?

            Even the moon is a shit hole worse than Africa?

            Sophia should change her name to “lucky bastard.”

  93. nsa July 5, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

    DODGE CITY REDUX: July 4 weekend Chicago Land body count…….100 shot, 12 dead. See what happens when afros put jooies in charge?

  94. Pucker July 5, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

    I’m tempted to buy a book about Lincoln, but I suspect that there’s a lot of propaganda and misinformation about Lincoln?

    • elysianfield July 5, 2017 at 7:33 pm #

      Puck,
      You know, he was a “racist”…. A product of his time, and all that other horseshit.

      • Pucker July 5, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

        Lincoln appears to have had Marfan Syndrome. I understand that there may be a link between Marfan Syndrome and mental illness?

        • Pucker July 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

          “Lincoln was contemporaneously described as suffering from “melancholy,” a condition which modern mental health professionals would characterize as clinical depression.[32]”

          • Billy Hill July 5, 2017 at 8:52 pm #

            My grad school prof in the early 70’s Bell Wiley said he got kicked in the head by a mule early on and that had an effect.

        • thwack July 5, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

          I thought he was just black?

          • Janos Skorenzy July 6, 2017 at 2:09 am #

            Lincoln and his friend were attacked and almost killed by Black river pirates when he was a young man.

        • capt spaulding July 5, 2017 at 10:34 pm #

          Getting kicked in the head by that mule changed him from a Democrat to a Republican.

  95. janet July 5, 2017 at 10:53 pm #

    To the true believers crying that any criticism of Trump is TDS, I say it is not TDS to recognize Trump’s approach to a free press — which smacks of authoritarianism — his not so subtle misogyny, and his perversion of what was once respected conservative ideology: He has turned everything into a platform for self-promotion that draws its strength from our country’s darkest angels.

    Trump should be removed from office using the 25th amendment … because his tweets show he lacks empathy, impulse control, and self discipline … which makes him mentally unfit to be president

  96. MrTibbs July 5, 2017 at 11:14 pm #

    CHICAGO COUNTDOWN.
    chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-july-4-weekend-shootings-violence-20170705-story.h…

    The levee breaks when present civil service pensions cease, retiree payouts freeze, and law enforcement exits.

    And the first breach is Chicago, for the old republic.

    zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-02/illinois-taxoholics-wear-down-rauner-massive-tax-hikes-works

    -T

    They Call Me Mr. Tibbs.

  97. Pucker July 5, 2017 at 11:26 pm #

    Congratulations…You’ve just won the Illinois State Lottery.

    • beantownbill. July 5, 2017 at 11:43 pm #

      And when the state can finally afford to pay out the winnings in a 100 years, what with inflation, my descendants will be able to buy themselves a cup of coffee. Maybe.

  98. Pucker July 6, 2017 at 1:35 am #

    “Chapter 8 uncovers one of the most important negative consequences of the war: the death of states’ rights and, particularly, of the founding fathers’ notion of “divided sovereignty.” This idea, which is often associated with James Madison, was that the federal government could not be trusted to be the arbiter of what limits would be placed on its own powers. The citizens of the free and independent states, as sovereigns, were to have that role under the original Constitution. This ended in 1865, after which the federal government, through the Supreme Court, would decide what limits would be placed on its own powers. Not surprisingly, it has decided that there are, in essence, no limits at all, just as the founders warned. Throughout the twentieth century all the worst tyrants in the world would attack the idea of states’ rights and divided sovereignty and champion the cause of consolidated or centralized government.”

    “Lincoln Unmasked”, Thomas DiLorenzo

  99. Pucker July 6, 2017 at 1:47 am #

    “For most of his adult life, before jumping to the Republicans, Lincoln was a member of the Whig Party—the party of the moneyed elite in America. He was a wealthy trial lawyer who married into an affluent, slave-owning Kentucky family, the Todds. As a prominent railroad industry attorney he was a consummate political insider in Northern big business circles.”

    “Lincoln Unmasked”, Thomas DiLorenzo

  100. Pucker July 6, 2017 at 2:25 am #

    That the US Constitution would even remotely contemplate that the central government could legally wage war against the states and kill 750,000 men with over a million wounded—Isn’t this very proposition absurd on its face?

  101. Pucker July 6, 2017 at 8:13 am #

    July 6th:

    “In his July 6, 1852, eulogy to Henry Clay, delivered in Springfield, Illinois, Lincoln approvingly quoted Clay’s statement that “there is a moral fitness in the idea of returning to Africa her children,” which would supposedly be “a signal blessing to that most unfortunate region.” He first proposed deporting American blacks to Liberia in an 1854 speech in Peoria, Illinois. On June 26, 1857, as an aside while commenting on the Dred Scott decision, Lincoln offered another reason why he favored colonization: “There is a natural disgust in the minds of nearly all white people, to the idea of an indiscriminate amalgamation of the white and black races.…” 7 He voiced such opinions throughout his entire adult life. Such views were consistent with the views of the vast majority of white people in the North. During his administration Lincoln allocated funds to found a colony of American blacks in Haiti, but the crooked businessman Bernard Koch, who was chosen to be the “governor” of the colony, embezzled most of the federally appropriated funds.”

    • thwack July 6, 2017 at 9:11 am #

      He first proposed deporting American blacks to Liberia in an 1854 speech in Peoria, Illinois.

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

      Theater, all theater I tell ya.

      White people were never serious about giving up their black people. That would be like asking them to give up their dogs, or their horses, or their guns…

      Y’all can’t even give up mexicans who only been here 20 years…?

      I think we all tend to forget how good black people were under slavery?

      We had good manners, we all had jobs, we were polite and courteous to white people, hyper Christian, completely self sufficient.

      No back talk, no stink eye….

      Every white man a Master; every white woman a Madame…?

      In other words, we created heaven on Earth for you people. There ain’t no way white people were gonna voluntarily give that up?

      My horse?

      maybe

      My dog?

      possibly

      My wife?

      let me think about it

      My negroes?

      NEVER!

      • janet July 6, 2017 at 9:20 am #

        “I think we all tend to forget how good black people were under slavery?”

        Django
        12 Years a. Slave
        Birth of a Nation (Director: Nate Parker, 20016)

        • thwack July 6, 2017 at 10:40 am #

          What color are you?

          • JimInFlorida July 6, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

            thwack,

            janet is a proud mongrel (she would call herself an illuminated kaleidoscope of earth tones) yet, she *H*A*T*E*S* the idea that she has any White in her. The longing to be free of White DNA just flows in her writing.

            Combine that with Jewish entitlement and congenital female psychosis and you have janet.

          • thwack July 6, 2017 at 9:16 pm #

            But is she hot?

          • elysianfield July 7, 2017 at 1:05 am #

            thwack
            July 6, 2017 at 9:16 pm #

            But is she hot?

            Well…what color are you?

            Just speculatin’

      • Janos Skorenzy July 6, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

        It was voluntary unfortunately. And Blacks were by and large never serious about “freedom”. But some went to Liberia: they conquered the natives and enslaved them. One would think that of all people, they would know better than any the evils of slavery. But such a One doesn’t know Blacks. Goodness always takes second place to power and revenge with them.

  102. FincaInTheMountains July 6, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    Western Colored Projects

    Medieval sects that are actively operating in our time are not abstraction and not literature, but life, but for me they are not concrete people, but ideas that guide people I know, or rather not ideas, but the image of the world that attracts them, a world that they would build by defeating their opponents on a global scale.

    And at some point I needed a name for these images and I called them Red, White and Black projects in accordance with the symbols that they have been using for the last 600 years.

    And such ideas – let’s call them World Projects – they are like living beings: they are born, grow, gain strength and maturity, fall in love with other ideas, have children with them, grow old and die.

    Ioan Petru Culianu en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ioan_Petru_Culianu built a system for analyzing these relationships, which makes it possible to trace the related links of these ideas, their genetics, describing it in the book “The Tree of Gnosis”. In particular, having made a genetic analysis of what Pierre Plantar called the Priory of Zion, he came to the conclusion that this esoteric community leads its ancestry not from Mani, and not from Zoroaster, but from the intellectual circle surrounding Origen.

    Culianu was engaged in the origin of Masonic lodges, which undividedly ruled the world after the collapse of the world communist system. However, the world communist system is also a kind of Masonic lodge, which grew out of the Vagant, as described by Lev Ginzburg.

    Culianu was shot in bathroom of the divinity school, Swift Hall, of the University of Chicago in 1991. Or rather executed, and in the most shameful way. He was sitting on the toilet, and someone went into the next booth, stood on the toilet and shot him in the head.

    Obviously Culianu revealed something in his books that he promised to keep in secret. However, these are my guesses, but in his book he explores the Masons based on the history of their ideas, pushing to the second or even the third, fourth plan how they shake hands, or what statues they install in their lodges.

    By the way in New York then on the corner of Prince & Mercer there was a gallery exclusively dedicated to the Gnostic art, where it was possible to see authentic Pre-Raphaelites or even a wooden sculpture of the Merry Baphomet of the 13th century. And the work of our contemporaries in it according to their artistic level was quite in line with the medieval laughter culture.

    It was in this gallery that you could meet Leo Castelli, who created the pop art, which stopped the cultural offensive of the USSR in Europe and the US after the crushing defeat of the United States in Vietnam, and it is believed that it was not Leo Castelli who was the cultural support of Hillary Clinton and Henry Kissinger, but Hillary and Henry were the muscle behind Leo Castelli. In any case, it was what Stanley Kubrick thought – it is enough to recall the head of the lodge, shown in the erotic thriller “Eyes Wide Shut”.

    Pierre Plantar considers the event known in Western historiography as “Cutting of the elm” the reason for the disintegration of Priory of Zion into Black and White World projects.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutting_of_the_elm

    Well, and the Red Project is what comes out of the works of Lev Ginzburg.

  103. janet July 6, 2017 at 9:47 am #

    America is again standing up for traditional values — “family, freedom, country, God” –Donald Trump

    Let’s take them one at a time:

    FAMILY: best means to indoctrinate children and transmit by example values like militarism, patrotism, misogyny, domestic violence, etc.

    FREEDOM: a word used to justify war and militarism. Not used when it comes to having an abortion, using a restroom corresponding to your gender identity, using psychodelic drugs. Freedom to work, vote, build a mosque, or drink requires permission and proper papers. Freedom is a sham.

    COUNTRY: (or nation, if you are pointy-headed enough to think there is a dime’s worth of difference)
    A way to divide people, create borders to invade and fight over, and justify militarism as “defense”

    GOD: an invisible non-existent being who blesses all kinds of nonsense, including militarism and all the restrictions on freedom.

    • janet July 6, 2017 at 10:00 am #

      The so-called “traditional” values of “advanced” western countries justified slavery, imperialism, manifest destiny, the holocaust, world wars, and capitalist consumerism. Traditional values destroyed 100 million lives in the 20th century (mostly white-on-white western violence). Traditional values got us into the mess we are in today.

      • janet July 6, 2017 at 10:04 am #

        When Gandhi was asked: “What Do You Think of Western Civilization?”

        Gandhi replied: “I Think It Would Be a Good Idea”

        • thwack July 6, 2017 at 10:43 am #

          Then he carefully lifted his caftan, squatted, and took a huge smelly dump right in the middle of the street.

          • janet July 6, 2017 at 10:50 am #

            Actually, that is a racist comment. Gandhi had impeccable hygiene.

  104. thwack July 6, 2017 at 11:06 am #

    Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, said her country’s “considerable military forces” were an option.

    “We will use them if we must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction,” she told the Security Council.

    She then continued:

    we will fight to the last Korean; matter of fact, we will fight to the last Asian…

    nytimes.com/2017/07/05/world/asia/north-korea-south-us-nuclear-war.html

    Look,

    these clowns had almost 70 years to come to some kind of arrangement/agreement with the Norks; but instead of doing that, you gave em the finger.

    Now that they are gaining the ability to snap that finger off and leave you with a bloody stub, you wanna claim its a “crisis?”

    Nawh ni66a,

    you played yourself.

    and so did the japs.

    If the U.S attacks the Norks, maybe the Sorks will turn their guns on round eye instead of each other?

    Just sayin

    • janet July 6, 2017 at 11:13 am #

      “japs” is a racist term. For an allegedly Black person you use a lot of derogatory terms.

      • elysianfield July 6, 2017 at 11:21 am #

        Janet,
        For an alleged Marine, you don’t.

      • thwack July 6, 2017 at 11:28 am #

        In a system of racism white supremacy, “black” is a derogatory term too; thats why no one wants to be one, including yourself.

        So stop calling me black you pink biscuit.

        • janet July 6, 2017 at 11:47 am #

          The civil rights and Black power movements left behind terms like African, colored and Negro.

          We are actually all mixed-race, even elysianfield and janos. That is the real reason janos is afraid to do the genetic dna test to see his African ancestry.

          • thwack July 6, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

            Mixed with what?

          • Janos Skorenzy July 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

            If so, why are you so desperate to mix the races? And to get rid of Whites if we are already mixed and/or don’t exist?

          • Elrond Hubbard July 6, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

            Janos: “If so, why are you so desperate to mix the races? And to get rid of Whites if we are already mixed and/or don’t exist?”

            Here’s an illustration of why reasoned discourse with Janos is impossible:

            “If everything you’ve shown us is true…”

            “True? Of course it’s true.”

            “…then we don’t stand a whelk’s chance in a supernova.”

            “A what?” said Arthur sharply again. He had been following the conversation doggedly up to this point, and was keen not to lose the thread now.

            “A whelk’s chance in a supernova,” repeated Ford without losing momentum. “The…”

            “What’s a whelk got to do with a supernova?” said Arthur.

            “It doesn’t,” said Ford levelly, “stand a chance in one.”

            He paused to see if the matter was now cleared up. The freshly puzzled looks clambering across Arthur’s face told him that it wasn’t.

            “A supernova,” said Ford as quickly and as clearly as he could, “is a star which explodes at almost half the speed of light and burns with the brightness of a billion suns and then collapses as a super-heavy neutron star. It’s a star which burns up other stars, got it? Nothing stands a chance in a supernova.”

            “I see,” said Arthur.

            “The…”

            “So why a whelk particularly?”

            “Why not a whelk? Doesn’t matter.”

            Arthur accepted this, and Ford continued, picking up his early fierce momentum as best he could.

            “The point is,” he said, “that people like you and me, Slartibartfast, and Arthur — particularly and especially Arthur — are just dilletantes, eccentrics, layabouts, fartarounds, if you like.”

            Slartibartfast frowned, partly in puzzlement and partly in umbrage. He started to speak.

            “— …” is as far as he got.

            “We’re not obsessed by anything, you see,” insisted Ford.

            “…”

            “And that’s the deciding factor. We can’t win against obsession. They care, we don’t. They win.”

            “I care about lots of things,” said Slartibartfast, his voice trembling partly with annoyance, but partly also with uncertainty.

            “Such as?”

            “Well,” said the old man, “life, the Universe. Everything, really. Fjords.”

            “Would you die for them?”

            “Fjords?” blinked Slartibartfast in surprise. “No.”

            “Well then.”

            “Wouldn’t see the point, to be honest.”

            “And I still can’t see the connection,” said Arthur, “with whelks.”

            Ford could feel the conversation slipping out of his control, and refused to be sidetracked by anything at this point.

            “The point is,” he hissed, “that we are not obsessive people, and we don’t stand a chance against …”

            “Except for your sudden obsession with whelks,” pursued Arthur, “which I still haven’t understood.”

            “Will you please leave whelks out of it?”

            “I will if you will,” said Arthur. “You brought the subject up.”

            “It was an error,” said Ford, “forget them. The point is this.”

            He leant forward and rested his forehead on the tips of his fingers.

            “What was I talking about?” he said wearily.

            — Douglas Adams

            Here’s your secret decoder ring: Whelks = Janos’ irrational obsession with interracial sex. No matter how you try to keep the discussion on track, he’ll keep reading it back in. He can stay insane longer than you can keep on point.

          • elysianfield July 6, 2017 at 5:29 pm #

            “Whelks = Janos’ irrational obsession with interracial sex.”

            Elrond,
            Janos may have an obsession with interracial sex, but why is it irrational?

          • Janos Skorenzy July 6, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

            So why a whelk particularly?”

            “Why not a whelk? Doesn’t matter.”

            Arthur accepted this, and Ford continued, picking up his early fierce momentum as best he could.

            “The point is,” he said, “that people like you and me, Slartibartfast, and Arthur — particularly and especially Arthur — are just dilletantes, eccentrics, layabouts, fartarounds, if you like.”

            Slartibartfast frowned, partly in puzzlement and partly in umbrage. He started to speak.

            “— …” is as far as he got.

            “We’re not obsessed by anything, you see,” insisted Ford.

            “Why not a welk? Doesn’t matter. I would never say that about inter-racial sex. It does matter. Nor would I pretend that I’m not a fanatic. Unlike Ford, who is portrayed as a fanatic but about nothing and pretending not to be, I admit I’m a fanatic and know exactly what I’m fanatical about. Quite a difference.

            Think the Jews would have conquered Palestine and gotten their people there with British troops there to support them without fanaticism? Or Atom Bomb developed? Or the Internet? Or the Cathedrals built? Or the ceiling of the Sistine Chapter? Everything great, be it for good or evil, is accomplished by “fanaticism” so called. Think it was easy for the Liberals to overthrow our Civilization? You’ve worked very hard to contribute to that, but you enjoy it so much that it often doesn’t seem like work to you. Lucky dube, Evil Man.

            In other words, we’re the same except I’m good and you’re evil. You think the same of me. Mirror images. But I can see it and you cannot. Therefore I am greater psychologically and of course morally and metaphysically as per the contents of my fanaticism compared to yours.

          • sophia July 6, 2017 at 10:56 pm #

            That’s what they teach them in college now, that the races don’t actually exist.

      • JimInFlorida July 6, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

        A Jew female calling a Black man, “racist.”

        LOL! That’s rich.

        thwack, don’t you DARE let janet get away with that!

        • thwack July 6, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

          As a child I had one of those inflatable punching clowns with sand in the bottom of it. Every time you hit it, it would fall over, and then come right back up for another punch.

          Then one day I hit it with a baseball bat and it wouldn’t hold air anymore.

          Janet makes a nice clown.

          And besides,

          I would never hit a woman with a baseball bat.

  105. elysianfield July 6, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    The BBC on it’s US site this AM, reported that Vlad Putin issued a warning today to the United States to keep it’s hands off Alaska or face consequences.

    Correction!
    The BBC on it’s US site this AM reported that Donald Trump issued a warning to Russia today to keep it’s hands off of Ukraine, or face consequences….

    WTF?

    • FincaInTheMountains July 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

      Trump: Russia should join “the fight against common enemies and in defence of civilisation itself”.

      Translation: Trump wants Russia to take Berlin, second time in the last 75 years.

      How about you take Berlin this time, and we’ll send you some canned meat and canned corn dubbed “Second Front” during WWII?

      • FincaInTheMountains July 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

        Actually, both “Second Front” canned meat and canned corn were of exceptional quality! Thank you.

        • elysianfield July 6, 2017 at 2:01 pm #

          Finc,
          Your “thank you” graciously accepted. Gives truth to the statement…From each according to his ability…to each…ahhh, you know the rest.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 6, 2017 at 2:50 pm #

        Against Islam I assume, as he made clear in his Poland speech. This time it will be for the Good of all and not for the horrible Communism your dad was involved in.

        • FincaInTheMountains July 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

          The old layout of the “Viking civilization against the Sacred Roman Empire of the German Nation” is getting formed.

          And no one officially sees it. And the fact that this alignment has already been implemented many times, no one sees.

          Too many smokescreens. No one gives away their negotiating positions, not to the public, that’s for sure.

    • FincaInTheMountains July 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

      For Russia, the support of the US is more profitable than the rapid strengthening of the EU, London and China due to the collapse of the US sphere of influence.

      It is better to make this disintegration long, manageable and to intercept the initiative, as was done in Syria.

  106. FincaInTheMountains July 6, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    The G-20 summit in Hamburg, in fact, has already taken place

    It remains only to announce the decisions already taken, in particular the announcement of the Third (and in fact the Fourth) World War, but this will not be done. There, in Hamburg, of course something will be announced. And I will announce the most important things:

    1. Most important: Angela Merkel in the anticipation of the summit has acknowledged the existence of Trump’s America, which is quite different from America, whose president, not without the help of the Fourth Reich of Angela Merkel (and in fact Helmut Kohl) was to become Hillary Clinton.

    2. This America is not a friend of the Fourth Reich.
    yahoo.com/news/trump-apos-america-apos-no-095839330.html

    3. It was Trump who insisted on meeting with Putin, apparently in order to probe the possibility of Russia’s participation in the Third (Fourth) World War and in general the restoration of cordial relationship.

    4. And I would not be surprised if Putin suggests the restoration of the Lend-Lease program, naturally deploying it in the opposite direction. 🙂
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lend-Lease

  107. janet July 6, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    “these clowns had almost 70 years to come to some kind of arrangement/agreement with the Norks” –thwackthepink

    45 says something shlould be done, but being an illegitimate president, he can’t convince anyone to do anything, and he said he doesn’t draw red lines. Coddle coddle. Appeasement. DPRK gets ICBMs to use against the USA on Trump’s watch.

    • nsa July 6, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

      Zero chance of a ZUSA attack on valiant plucky little Korea…..nothing in it for the bloodthirsty jooies and their american satrap. The destruction of the ME is the goal, allowing an unimpeded expansion of the vile izzies……..

      • elysianfield July 6, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

        I miss “the dispatches”….

  108. Pucker July 6, 2017 at 7:42 pm #

    The US Civil War, at least as it applied to black people, was a bit of a wasteful exercise since it didn’t alter the labor equation, right? Negro slaves were imported to pick the cotton before the Civil War, and blacks were still needed to pick the cotton after the Civil War. No amount of Force can alter the equation 2 + 2 = 4. Right?

    • Pucker July 6, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

      US policy under Bill Clinton was to give up on blacks viewing blacks as hopeless and to instead import Mexicans and Central Americans to do the work. Hillary Clinton as the quintessential “Yankee” views the white heterosexual working class as “Deplorables”.

  109. Pucker July 6, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

    In the movie “Thunderball”, James Bond bones 4 white women, and he doesn’t use a condom. Julian Assange didn’t use a rubber in Sweden for consensual sex, and, as a result, was charged with rape.

  110. janet July 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm #

    Obama did nothing about it” –DJT

    Nice try, Donald, but Obama did apply sanctions to Russia, shut down their compounds in Maryland and DC, kicked out their spies. So Trump is lying again.

    More importantly, Mr. Trump, Obama is not president, you are. What are YOU going to do about it?

  111. Janos Skorenzy July 6, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

    When the young Hitler saw the German troops marching to War, he fell on his knees and thanked God to have lived at such a time.

    As the Bhagavad Gita says, “And considering your duty also you ought not to falter, because there is no greater good fortune for a Ksyatria (warrior caste) than a righteous battle.

    And happy, O Partha, are the Ksyartrias who get such a battle, which has come of its own accord, and is an open gateway to heaven.”

    Chapter 2, verses 31 and 32

    • JimInFlorida July 6, 2017 at 9:57 pm #

      Om (aka AUM)

    • janet July 6, 2017 at 9:59 pm #

      Janos, you are taking a metaphor and you are interpreting it literally. In the battlefield of life, we all are warriors. The message of the Gita is appropriate and useful for everyone who wants to become a divine warrior, not a racist skinhead.

      Symbolically, Kurukshetra represents the field (kshetra), otherwise known as the body, the earth, Nature and world itself. These four aspects of our material existence have one thing in common: they are subject to the modification of the gunas.

      The body is a battlefield, in which the gunas wage a constant struggle for their predominance. It manifests in us as a conflict between good and evil intentions and between pure and impure thoughts.

      It is not about Hitler, or racial purity, or killing others in war on an actual physical battlefield.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 7, 2017 at 12:16 am #

        Yes, the Bhagavad Gita is for all four castes, not just the Warriors. Arjuna was a Warrior though – and this is the metaphor of the entire text. One must not lose the literal though: the Vedas do not espouse pacifism, except for monks.

    • sophia July 6, 2017 at 11:07 pm #

      So you are a warrior, and not a Brahmin? That explains you.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 6, 2017 at 11:40 pm #

        Remember, in the Vedic system, the Warriors are the second highest caste. By their very nature they are thinkers and planners, the Rulers and Administrators as well as the fighters.

        The modern Brahmins who disrespect the Ksyatrias are either evil or degenerate. People like Tom Merton were confused. People like Howard Zinn were evil.

  112. messianicdruid July 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm #

    Are any of you willing to comment on Kaminski’s latest article?

    subtitle; “whites have failed to live up to the moral code they pretend to obey”

    philosophers-stone.co.uk/?=19857

    • messianicdruid July 6, 2017 at 10:14 pm #

      Well, for some reason the link isn’t working. It is on page two.

      • KesaAnna July 6, 2017 at 10:30 pm #

        I don’t know about the Jew stuff.

        Jews or no Jews, ” He who dies with the most toys wins ” is a bankrupt religion right from the start.

        — Except that one doesn’t admit it is a religion , because if you once admit the label religion in this case , it becomes apparent rather quickly that this religion makes Aztec human sacrifice and cannibalism look good and reasonable.

        Likewise , avoiding applying the term religion to the state. Again, because once you do this it becomes apparent in short order that the religions and families we had for 50,000 years were , if anything, better than this religion that posits nuclear weapons and concentration camps as a means to……………well…………nothing tomorrow , but only for a few , and even for them only right now.

  113. KesaAnna July 6, 2017 at 10:14 pm #

    ” Let’s take them one at a time: ”

    Yes, lets do that.

    ” FAMILY: best means to indoctrinate children and transmit by example values like militarism, patrotism, misogyny, domestic violence, etc. ”

    Certainly you must not mean here that family we had for 50,000 years .
    NOTHING in your description remotely fits that model.

    You are describing here the sort of ” family ” modeled by the Hitler Youth , the Young Pioneers, and I don’t know what to call its contemporary equivalent as you , yourselves , seem to lack any name for it, understandable, as the rationale today doesn’t seem to be any sort of ideology or theology , not even bad ones.

    ” COUNTRY: (or nation, if you are pointy-headed enough to think there is a dime’s worth of difference)
    A way to divide people, create borders to invade and fight over, and justify militarism as “defense”

    True ……… except , curiously, you are constantly trying to knock down the only two possible alternatives to this.

    ” GOD: an invisible non-existent being who blesses all kinds of nonsense, including militarism and all the restrictions on freedom. ”

    I could understand complaining about those bribed apologists for the state called “religious” , but who only ever knock down any God or any religion in favor of the state.

    Actually I CAN understand it ; To do so you would be complaining about YOUR ” God ” .

    As for any other God, or any afterlife ;

    I was abused in many ways as a child, some of those ways I won’t name.
    Actually, I fault my abusers the LEAST.
    Dozens of Liberals, leftists, rightists, conservatives, feminists and Police fan boys , in positions of status , of some authority, and who were not making minimum wage, knew perfectly well what was going on and did nothing.

    Now you can’t give me back my childhood.

    What about justice or closure ?
    As I said, I have no doubt my abusers were the least to be faulted.

    It was these others, who enjoyed status and riches, and could have stopped it in 5 minutes flat , how were they not a hundred times worse?

    But what court could I bring them to ? To be charged with what?

    so when you say God and an afterlife are make-believe, I understand perfectly well what you are saying.

    Janos says, ” Tough shit that you aren’t white. ”

    it is really no different your saying ” Tough shit there is no better possible outcome for you , ”

    Actually , it is worse than what Janos is saying.

    Janos is ONLY saying that others will get screwed in this life, this life which he, himself, has described as the Devil’s kingdom.

    Your , ” Tough luck / Tough shit ” is absolute. Final.

    — And mindbogglingly malicious and hateful.

    Such an assertion, merely the assertion itself, makes Janos out to be a Care Bear .

    Auschwitz existed only about 18 months , and for people who were , Auschwitz or no Auschwitz , passing away soon regardless , in a world which itself will soon pass.

    Your assertion would, again, make Auschwitz absolute, final, eternal.

    Print up several million copies of the Diary of Anne Frank , and that isn’t going to AMOUNT TO SHIT TO HER , if she doesn’t exist , and you know it.

    You don’t give a fuck about her.

    for a moment I thought maybe you were ignorant or naive or inexperienced .

    I see now though that, like Elrond , your words are only a mask for malice , or , perhaps, like a rattlesnake or a shark, you aren’t capable of any sentiment, positive or negative.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 6, 2017 at 11:50 pm #

      The meme you call “Ann Frank” exists in order to focus on her and ignore the millions of German girls who were murdered and raped by the Allies.

      The real Ann Frank wrote some twenty pages, some of them erotic fantasy, perhaps lesbian. Her father and a ghostwriter padded this out to 200 or more. The Ghost later sued the Father because he felt he deserved more of the proceeds.

      Men must cut deeper than this, Kesa. This just doesn’t make it. This is just pouring NutraSweet into your glass of Coca Cola to make it even more unhealthy.

      I do believe in Life after Death and Judgment – so you’re wrong to say what you said. The inequality question is fascinating: the Fathers say the unfortunate will be recompensed and the fortunate judged far more harshly. More logical still is the Doctrine of Karma which states it’s our deeds from the past which determine our current life. And our current deeds and reactions the past karma is the current karma which determines our future.

      • KesaAnna July 7, 2017 at 1:16 am #

        Evolutionary biologists themselves say memes are horse shit.

        and if you wanna keep dragging out that nonsense word and concept , then I’ll keep pointing that out.

        Junk science, even junkier philosophy based on that junk science .

        ” Men must cut deeper than this, Kesa. ”

        Deeper than being permanently, pointlessly screwed?

        Do explain Janet .

        ” I do believe in Life after Death and Judgment ”

        Yeah……….like I said.

        ” so you’re wrong to say what you said. ”

        so no fucking idea what you are talking about here.

        ” More logical still is the Doctrine of Karma which states it’s our deeds from the past which determine our current life. And our current deeds and reactions the past karma is the current karma which determines our future. ”

        Well most Brown Shirts were, ” Poor, smart , and hungry. ”

        And most of those Lotus-eating rotters I have met in the country club set I would not hire to wash my car .

        Though , funny, I never seem to hear karma and reincarnation interpreted that particular way ,

        EXCEPT when Lotus-Eating country club rotters want to imply that ditch-diggers get the better deal , except the Lotus-Eating country club rotter is in no hurry to volunteer himself / herself for the ditch-digging privilege.

        As a general rule of thumb, I take anything said by a Westerner about Eastern religions with a big grain of salt,

        Not least because my best friend is Japanese, and I have a daughter in South Korea —

        — That is, actual easterners tell me something very different .

        The general modus operandi of these westerners is they trot out Social Darwinism when dealing with the uninformed , or when unchallenged.

        When challenged, they switch to supposed Eastern religions , which, as I just said, the actual Eastern representatives of those faiths say something very different.
        It’s really the same Social Darwinist crap in another costume.

        All in all, here again , you read very much like Elrond or Janet ; First it’s an argument this way, then an argument the exact opposite way, and the point is never gotten to.

        Except , as I said , you do get to the point that it is all really just about “proving” YOU belong in the country club set, and YOU
        “deserve ” all the good stuff.

        — Except when you are trying to cut down the only person in the room defending you .

        And on that particular occasion YOUR ALLIES are………….Elrond and Janet.

        ” The real Ann Frank wrote some twenty pages, some of them erotic fantasy, perhaps lesbian. ”

        The first 20 or so pages do appear to be a genuine diary, never intended to be read by a third party.

        “Her father and a ghostwriter padded this out to 200 or more. ”

        The rest of the “diary ” is obviously intended for, targeted at, an audience of greater than one.

        So, Whether she wrote it , or someone else wrote it, in EITHER CASE, it is not to be taken seriously.

        Do you assume that a person acts genuinely and spontaneously and unreservedly when they know they are being filmed ?

        No, the rest of the diary is to be taken as seriously as “reality” TV.

        No conspiracy theory required.

        Sort of like halfway decent religion scarce requires any faith at all.

        Whereas atheism requires so much faith it’s jaw-dropping.

  114. Pucker July 6, 2017 at 10:19 pm #

    “The Lincoln administration used a variety of tactics to squash dissent: shutting down three hundred opposition newspapers, suspending habeas corpus, imprisoning tens of thousands of political dissenters, deporting outspoken Democratic congressman Clement Vallandigham of Ohio, censoring telegraphs, intimidating judges, conscripting conscripting soldiers, recruiting thousands of foreign immigrants to fight in the war, and rigging Northern elections, to name but a few. Lincoln’s reliance on these underhanded devices proves there was indeed a great deal of opposition to his administration in the North, which was anything but “unified” in the war effort. Despite all these dictatorial efforts, he still only won 55 percent of the popular vote in the North in 1864.”

    “Lincoln Unmasked”

  115. messianicdruid July 6, 2017 at 10:21 pm #

    “What about justice or closure ?”

    On the way.

    gods-kingdom-ministries.net/teachings/books/creations-jubilee/chapter-13-the-tension-in-creation/

  116. janet July 6, 2017 at 10:50 pm #

    Impeachment is not a legal process, it is political. Impeachment does not require a president to violate criminal law. But once impeachment proceedings get underway, and particularly if Trump were to refuse to resign, the House Judiciary Committee could examine Trump’s possible conflicts of interest, attempts to intimidate judges, and violations of the Constitution’s emoluments clause.

    Should members of Congress begin subpoenaing business records to explore those issues, given the president’s previous reluctance to disclose records, Trump might decide the game is up and resign.

    • KesaAnna July 7, 2017 at 12:04 am #

      So you only honor votes that go your way.

      Like Janos, you are an apostle of brute force, by slightly different words.

      And you have already lost.

  117. janet July 6, 2017 at 10:52 pm #

    Another week has come and gone. Obamacare is still the law of the land.

    • janet July 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm #

      Donald Trump promised to repeal Obamacare at least 68 times. He promised to rpeal it on his first day in office. People were conned into voting for him. Trump. Weak. Obamacare is here to stay. It is, after all, based on a Heritage/Romneycare private, for profit, market-based Republican health insurance plan.

      • KesaAnna July 6, 2017 at 11:50 pm #

        ” It is, after all, based on a Heritage/Romneycare private, for profit, market-based Republican health insurance plan. ”

        This means that Trump has only not done what you didn’t want done.

        you are complaining……..when you have by your own admission gotten what you want.

        Or , you actually don’t like and don’t want Fascist – inspired ObamaCare,

        So which of these is the lie ?

        Or are they both lies ?

  118. Pucker July 6, 2017 at 10:54 pm #

    “This statement proves the absurdity of Lincoln’s claim in his first inaugural address that the states were not sovereign. They certainly were. This was understood by the founding fathers and by statesmen for decades thereafter. Neither President Thomas Jefferson nor his successor, President Madison, believed that they had any authority to use military force to compel a state to abide by their political dictates. In fact, it’s impossible to believe that the thought even would have entered their minds.”

    “Lincoln Unmasked”

  119. Pucker July 6, 2017 at 11:02 pm #

    In one episode of The Simpsons, Bart gets a pair of glasses and then starts reading books. The bullies then beat Bart up for “learn’n on his own.”

  120. Pucker July 6, 2017 at 11:19 pm #

    The Deep State….

    “Despite all efforts, the federal government has increased its control over the American educational system, decade by decade, and it is no coincidence that fewer and fewer American students have been educated in the virtues of limited constitutional government. It is simply not in the federal government’s self-interest to teach the public that it is advantageous to place limits on the government’s powers. It must be recognized that there is a powerful constituency for ignoring the constitutional limits on governmental powers, and there is no well-organized pressure group of any consequence in favor of it. All special-interest groups seeking a share of federal largesse work diligently, day in and day out, to urge the government to abandon or ignore constitutional limits and award them subsidies. In contrast, the general public is widely dispersed and rarely ever well organized politically. The public would benefit most from constitutional government, but costs overwhelm the effort to coalesce the masses into an effective political pressure group.”

    “Lincoln Unmasked”

  121. Pucker July 6, 2017 at 11:28 pm #

    “But the founding fathers’ system of divided sovereignty, championed by James Madison, was destroyed in 1865. As Professor Dietze further observed: “[ B] efore the Civil War … the nature of American federalism was still a subject of debate. The outcome of the Civil War ended that debate. The Nationalists emerged as victors. National power increased as the twentieth century approached [along with] the disappearance of states’ rights.” 2 That period was subsequently characterized by “an increasing interference with economic freedom” and “constitutes a constitutional revolution that can well be termed a reversal of the Revolution of 1787.” With the system of divided sovereignty sovereignty destroyed, the federal government made itself the sole arbiter of constitutionality, through the U.S. Supreme Court. Not surprisingly, and as the Jeffersonians warned, the federal government has used this role to decide that there are, in fact, no real limits to its powers. Consequently, Americans are no longer sovereign over their government.”

    “Lincoln Unmasked”

  122. MrTibbs July 6, 2017 at 11:51 pm #

    dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4670214/Hamburg-braces-major-pre-G20-protest-leaders-land.html

    In the old republic, the disillusioned and disenfranchised enjoy the liberty to peacefully assemble and protest, then when done, enjoy a nice bottle of wine or cappuccino produced by free enterprise, then continue to further complain about the circumstances of their existence.

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

    We are the sheepdogs.
    And we are old fashioned and sentimental.
    And we belong to the longest serving Civil Rights organization in the Republic.
    And we don’t require others for border protection or building bridges.
    And members are made by undying love, devotion, and loyalty to the Constitution.
    And we are happy to participate in the proper pursuit and offering of due process under the Constitution to the NETWORK globalist class charlatans who sold out the old republic in their lust for power and the love of money.
    And we are ready for what’s next.

    Sent from the New Republic.

    -T

    They Call Me Mr. Tibbs.

  123. FincaInTheMountains July 7, 2017 at 4:25 am #

    The Three Seas Initiative – elegant Trump-Putin play of splitting the Fourth Reich in two chunks

    The Three Seas Initiative – that is, the block of post-Soviet Countries that oppose the West, means the return of the US to Yalta geopolitics, that is, the revival of the Russian sphere of influence in Eastern Europe.

    i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/05/23/42107CCD00000578-4668724-Poland_is_leading_the_charge_for_the_…

    Trump does not see the future of Europe as one and does everything that depends on him under the smokescreen of “Anti-Russian” rhetoric.

    And Warsaw, that took the bait line, hook and sinker, now leads the process of division, being confident, as in 1939, that behind are Paris, London and Washington. Well, guys … The sooner you start getting American liquefied gas, the sooner Germany will ask Russia for “Nord Stream 2”, 3 and so on, according to a list that is ready in Moscow.

    Russia and the US are dividing the gas market in Europe, as well as Europe itself.

    • FincaInTheMountains July 7, 2017 at 6:24 am #

      Trump did everything in his power to raise the unlimited Polish ambition even higher. And he succeeded. Now we can rest assured that at the G-20 summit the Poles will look down on the Germans from above. Of course, the role of the political center of Europe at the head of the coalition (the eastern bloc of the Three Seas Initiative) was transferred to them.

      The centuries-old dream of the Poles to become even and even slightly above the Germans is finally close to implementation. As a result, the futile future of Europe and transatlantic solidarity after the June NATO summit has become even foggier.

      Therefore, Merkel’s hysterical reaction is far from accidental (in the form of a remark that she will not mediate in the negotiations between Trump and Putin) on what is happening – the specter of the resurgent Entente from bad Germany’s dream turns into an increasingly approaching reality.

      While the Poles, under the sound of their own applause, swallowed the bait of contented Trump, who once again got at Madam Chancellor, from the Fourth Reich that is being built for the last twenty years a good chunk just fell off.

  124. janet July 7, 2017 at 6:09 am #

    “Or , you actually don’t like and don’t want Fascist – inspired ObamaCare,
    So which of these is the lie ?
    Or are they both lies ?” –Kesa Ana

    I do not want Obamacare repealed or replaced, because Obamacare provides Medicaid to more people. I want Obamacare expanded because it is not enough of a government takeover of health care. I want expansion of Medicaid from 138% of FPL to include up to 999% of FPL. This would move it away from fascism toward socialism, a stopping point on the way to communism.

  125. Pucker July 7, 2017 at 6:46 am #

    The Abolitionists were basically “White Supremacists”, right? They wanted to abolish not just slavery, but the negro as well, right?

    Slavery was wrong, according to the Abolitionists, because it meant the proliferation of the negro?

    • thwack July 7, 2017 at 10:24 am #

      Yes Pucker, there was such a contingent within the abolitionist movement; they are the ones who wrote the Oregon state constitution which banned negroes even though there were none there.

      But there was another contingent which saw slavery as the most significant impediment to the agency every man needs in order to truly accept or reject Christ.

  126. janet July 7, 2017 at 6:55 am #

    “We are the sheepdogs.” –mr. tibbs they call him

    LOL! Yes, you are … and thank you for your service. You might consider scaling down the delusions of grandeur a bit. Just sayin’

  127. janet July 7, 2017 at 7:21 am #

    TEXAS WEIGHS BAN ON WOMEN

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    The Borowitz Report
    Texas Weighs Ban on Women

    By Andy Borowitz
    July 11, 2013

    AUSTIN (The Borowitz Report)—Republican lawmakers in the Texas State Senate are proposing a precedent-setting new bill that would make it illegal for women to live in the state.

    Senator Harland Dorrinson, one of the many pro-life lawmakers backing the woman ban, crafted his bill after witnessing Senator Wendy Davis filibuster an anti-abortion bill last month.

    “That was our moment to say, ‘Enough is enough,’ ” he said. “This comes down to a choice between life and women, and we choose life.”

    Senator Dorrinson said his bill would call for a twenty-foot woman-proof fence to be constructed along the borders of the state.
    “Women are great at talking, but not at climbing,” he observed.

    But another G.O.P. state senator, Cal Jamson, believes that the total ban on women goes “too far” and is proposing a less draconian bill that would allow some women to remain in the state as guest workers.

    “Texas needs women to cook, clean, and cheerlead,” he said. “If they show that they can do those things and stay out of politics, there could be a pathway to citizenship.” –Andy Borowitz

    Lighten up to tighten up.

    • JimInFlorida July 7, 2017 at 9:02 am #

      MGTOW Is Freedom.

      (Men Going Their Own Way)

      Repeal the 19th Amendment. “janet” is all the evidence we need.

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