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The great legal minds of cable TV have been very busy trying to suss out which part of the $130,000 non-disclosure payoff might apply as a campaign financing violation. If Rudy Giuliani still had his wits about him, of course, he would claim that the money was just Ms. Daniel’s going rate for an overnight frolic amongst her legendary twin peaks, that is, a sex worker’s simple transaction fee. Where does it say in the constitution that a president may not consort with tramps and hussies?

It was hilarious to discover that Mr. Trump’s erstwhile personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, picked DC Swamp attorney and Clinton insider, Lanny Davis, to represent him in negotiations with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. It must be like the old days in the locker room of the Burning Tree Golf Club for Lanny and Bob. They go back at least to the days when the Clintons fended off accusations of issuing pardons to special friends for a $450,000 payoff on Bubba’s last day in office, January 19, 2001. And there must have been a reunion around 2010 on the Uranium One matter, in which a tidy $145-million from Russian Oligarch Central landed in the Clinton Foundation coffers after Madam Secretary Hillary signed onto a go-ahead with the U-1 deal.

Meanwhile, way out in Left Field — Salt Lake City, actually —a forgotten lone ranger named John W. Huber is ostensibly toiling away on a roster of allegations so far ignored by the Mueller team, namely the politicization of the FBI and the Department of Justice, and the actions taken deviously by senior employees there against Mr. Trump during and after the 2016 election. Mr. Huber was tapped to carry out this assignment by Attorney General Jeff Sessions late in 2017.

Mr. Huber has plenty to work with. The DOJ Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, has already issued a formal report filled with well-documented findings of lying and leaking among many high officials in FBI and the DOJ. Several of the featured players have already been fired from the agencies or demoted on the basis of those findings: Stzrok, McCabe, Ohr, Page…. The big question is how come none of these characters have been called to testify in front of a grand jury? The big answer is that a grand jury would have to be convened by the very agency that employed them — raising a reasonable suspicion of inside baseball in these matters.

One might surmise that AG Sessions gave the commission to Mr. Huber out in the Utah boondocks precisely because he was so far removed from the inside baseball of the DC Swamp. Or maybe it’s just a more convenient new branch of the Dead Letter Office. Nobody knows. I doubt that 99.9 percent of the public, including reporters in the mainstream media, even remember that Mr. Huber is on the case.

A Google search of news for Mr. Huber turns up nothing after about April of this year. That is if you ignore the janky info coming out of a woo-woo website called Qanon, which claims that his office is sitting on thousands of indictments of Deep Staters distributed far-and-wide through the government. Things that sound too good to be true usually are.

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  1. Georges1202 August 27, 2018 at 10:17 am #

    “Where does it say in the constitution that a president may not consort with tramps and hussies?”

    Welcome to the glorious age of diminished expectations. Jump a turnstile in NYC and you will never get a government job. Pay off sluts to influence an election and you get the keys to a taxpayer tanked-up Air Force One

    Charming.

    • Martymcfly August 27, 2018 at 10:36 am #

      Actually, jumping a turnstile won’t do you any harm these days either:

      nypost.com/2018/02/01/cops-will-stop-busting-turnstile-jumpers-source/

      • Georges1202 August 27, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

        A truly important detail.

        • Martymcfly August 27, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

          Facts are important, and since this one constituted half the facts in the original statement, it needed to be corrected.. The other fact is probably wrong too, but this one was easy to document.

    • libertysghost August 27, 2018 at 11:07 am #

      Yes…your expectations are surely low in the context of your claims.

      The consortium of “pay off” and CYA schemes within the “deep culture” apparatus to “influence an election” against the guy you hate (because “identity”) is much more evident, BUT always lacking in the context of your comments for some straaaange reason. Hmmm?

      What was done in the FBI, DOJ and elsewhere “influenced” the election much more than if it was known AGAIN that Trump had an affair, don’t you think? HRC would have had exactly “ZERO” delegates if she had been investigated legitimately and without double standards being applied. Even you would have to admit that to maintain a sliver of credibility…no?

      So which “events’ influenced the election more? Be honest now.

      If he had non-disclosure agreements and payoffs throughout his life (unseemly but not illegal at all) and there is not one iota of mention that this was anything other than “another one” AND he paid with his own money…how exactly is there a crime he committed exactly?

      Language of laws do matter when trying to make a statement regarding “legality” of an issue.

      realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/08/22/dershowitz_candidate_entitled_to_pay_hush_money_committed_no_…

      • draupnir August 27, 2018 at 11:52 am #

        I don’t really understand how they believe that the floozies and/or payoffs would have any effect on Trump’s base. He’s been married 3 times, and he was voted for anyway. His sexual turpitude apparently is unconcerning. It certainly is unconcerning to me. I’ve always assumed powerful men and wealthy men did this sort of thing as a matter of course.

        • RIB August 27, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

          Gee, I might be dumb, but I always thought that floozies (most women actually) consider money and power an aphrodisiac.

          • draupnir August 27, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

            So you’ve noticed. That seems to be innate and inextricably bound to our instinct to find the very best provider for ourselves and our children. We can’t help it.

          • BornToKillPeace August 27, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

            Yes, but it’s not so bad. It is a curse in a sense. It makes women as unhappy as men to be influenced by it. The ones that can sense that status affects them, when they have a decent mind otherwise. The other ones we don’t have control over. Here is my class (or citizenry?) showing. They are to be avoided. They can offer little in conversation, citizenship, or ideas; or as girlfriends or wives.

          • GreenAlba August 28, 2018 at 4:15 am #

            “It is a curse in a sense. It makes women as unhappy as men to be influenced by it.”

            For women of independent mind and the normal ability to earn a living, it’s pretty easy to ignore.

            Men of that kind make terrible partners and women of sense don’t even have to experience it to know that – it’s instinctively, but also logically obvious to them and such men make them simply turn away.

            How anyone could touch Rupert Murdoch with a ten-foot-pole, for instance, isn’t exactly a mystery to us, because we are aware, but unaffected. His loathsomeness doesn’t change, no matter how many businesses he acquires.

            The physically, morally and intellectually lardy Trump is in the same category.

            But he was democratically elected so you never find me on here wishing him removed any other way but democratically. That’s an entirely different matter. In fact I’m entirely relaxed about a second term, as long as he doesn’t destabilise things to the point of accidentally making war more likely. Sometimes the body politic just has to get something properly out of its system, like finishing a course of antibiotics in case you make the bacterium stronger.

            I don’t know if the saying exists on your side of the pond, but here, politics is occasionally referred to jokingly as ‘Hollywood for ugly people’. I suppose if they don’t start off ugly they get like that after a while anyway.

          • GreenAlba August 28, 2018 at 4:21 am #

            WIth a few honourable exceptions.

          • PeteAtomic August 28, 2018 at 8:16 pm #

            Mrs. GreenAlba–

            If the economy is good in 2020, I think Donny Littlehands will win the election. That’s not a bad thing. I think the guy is wonderful entertainment. He’s also a massive middle finger to the imperial capitol which is sitting there in the museum city of DC.

            Trump will eventually and surely be gone. He can only have one other term.

            I can see Trump in a positive light. Of course, he has much personal flaw. He is a non-politician who beat 18 other largely professional politicians (a couple of exceptions there) to win the executive. So, when people complain about not having somebody who isn’t a politician as the President, well– now we have him. Here in Minnesota, we had Jessie Ventura. He was a similar phenomena. He beat out the 2 institutional parties (and his debates were great). I was actually living in the UK at the time when Jessie was running, and couldn’t vote for him. Jessie and Trump are similar in many ways. Jessie was very outspoken as Governor, and was often being attacked by the media for what he said. Jessie was also a good Governor. I hope at the end of the day, that Trump’s Presidency will be seen as positive. What Trump is doing recently, for example– in regards to US economic sovereignty & focus on domestic manufacture of goods, is fantastic.

          • PeteAtomic August 28, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

            Floozies are women, but not all women are floozies.

            I thought all people, regardless if they were male or female, to find power & money attractive.

            I do. The devil can also be attractive. Doesn’t mean I’m gonna be a Satanist. It’s like another thing. Just because somebody smiles at you, means they are friendly.

          • GreenAlba August 29, 2018 at 7:47 am #

            Mr Atomic

            Like I said, I hope you get what you wish for, primarily because I think it will be A Bad Thing in the broader political sense if you don’t. You will notice I didn’t say what good or bad things I expected from the Trump presidency – me not being from over your way, the big things that worry me aren’t the same things that worry you.

            So if he does what you want him to do domestically, that’s good for you. I’m aware, though, that he’s not the most stable of stable geniuses, so I’ll retain my right to worry a bit about what trade wars can lead to and what a motor mouth can do by accident on the world stage. And what stoking racism can do. Over here, he’s remembered for forwarding a tweet by Britain First containing lies that were verifiably (and quickly verified as) lies about an incident that took place from which he hoped to make political capital. He didn’t bother to check first, because he’s Trump and because he’s politically careless.

            I absolutely agree it’s good for you to produce more of your goods domestically. Let’s hope those who want to buy them domestically can still afford to. It would be good for us too to do more of the same. We’re roughly equal on that score currently.

            And let’s hope the Brexit voters realise in time what they’ve done by deciding to bet the farm on a trade deal with the US at exactly the wrong time. But that’s not remotely your problem. You need to sell those chlorinated chickens. Which are a handy metaphor for a lot more as well as being about actual chlorinated chickens. I don’t want the chlorinated McHealth Service either. But I won’t be asked.

            Regarding smiles, yes we are aware of the Panama smile over here – it’s the US that’s perfected the ‘have a nice day’ smile that means diddly.

            And if you’re attracted by power and money, what can I say? I’m not. In fact I instinctively mistrust them. I presume I’m in a small minority, then, from what you say, but I’m happy to stay there.

          • GreenAlba August 29, 2018 at 8:50 am #

            Meant Pan-am, not Panama, obviously 🙂 (That one’s a genuine Duchenne.)

          • GreenAlba August 29, 2018 at 8:52 am #

            There have probably been a few ‘Panama smiles’ too, historically. Not so much when the Papers were published, though.

          • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

            GA,

            Yeah you are right about power and money. I shouldn’t say that I’m attracted to them. What I should write is that I can understand the attraction. I don’t chase after either, myself.

    • RIB August 27, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

      1) How many sluts did Pierre Trudeau pay-off ? @2 How many sluts did William Jefferson Clinton pay -off. ? #) How many pairs of fake eyebrows does you present prime minister own ? 4) Who appointed YOU chief moral checker for the world?

      • Georges1202 August 27, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

        So that is where we are today as far as standards of behavior goes?

    • BornToKillPeace August 27, 2018 at 5:05 pm #

      The causation of diminished expectations roll on forever as waves crashing on the beaches of our collective conscious and unconscious. The Trump series off waves stays news as some bimbos come in with the seaweed or a siren whispers a derogatory when a crew of sailors are near. Wolf Blitzer sits high on a rock outcrop to sing hare Krishna. Ann Coulter has sand up her bikini bottom. Jordan Peterson is off in a small, hidden outcrop with some college gentlemen and young ladies getting mystical and doesn’t mind that a good lot of the group are stoned since slaying the dragon has many paths.

      Anderson Cooper is bitching about the heat and being prima donna about the sun.

    • pyrrhus August 28, 2018 at 4:17 pm #

      That shark was jumped when Bill “Bimbo eruptions” Clinton arrived in DC 26 years ago.

    • Hands4u August 28, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

      The image of the GGG trying to jump a Turnstyle nearly had me in tears!

  2. Ol' Scratch August 27, 2018 at 10:27 am #

    Sounds like a national shootout at the OK Corral, circle jerk style, is looming on the horizon. Wouldn’t that be the shits if the entire DC globalist establishment indicted itself in a feeding frenzy of mutual incrimination? Sounds about right for a governmental monstrosity that has long since lost any small semblance of dignity and moral authority over the subjects for whom it allegedly “reigns.” Fair to say we’re firmly in the farce portion of our short history as global hegemon, having long since left the tragic portion in our rear view mirrors.

    • Georges1202 August 27, 2018 at 10:33 am #

      Indeed – however we are stuck with this circus as long as there remains a $ to extract from the unwashed. Then the torches and pitchforks come out and…

      • RIB August 27, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

        No non nyet. We’re not the unwashed……we’re the deplorables, or do you have short term memory issues?

        • Georges1202 August 27, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

          Sorry, can you repeat that?

    • PeteAtomic August 27, 2018 at 10:45 am #

      yep, good post Scratch.

      ” Fair to say we’re firmly in the farce portion of our short history as global hegemon, having long since left the tragic portion in our rear view mirrors.”

      CNN is tripping over itself to write articles about “nice” John McCain, and how “nice” he was as a Senator. So, we can finally leave McCain in the rear view mirror– the John McCain who wanted US forces in Iraq for a 100 years of occupation, and other imperial policy stances. But he was a “nice” guy, wasn’t he?

      • Ol' Scratch August 27, 2018 at 10:52 am #

        I was tempted to weigh on that evil fucker this weekend, but managed to restrain myself. McCain represented the face of “benign” evil every day he took in air.

        • Walter B August 27, 2018 at 11:00 am #

          Always a slippery slope when referring to the recently dead indeed Scratch. I risked it yesterday and will repost it here now in case anybody missed it:

          “What gets me is all of the liberal dipshits that crapped all over John McCain when he ran against Barry Obama that have changed their color like the demented chameleons that they are to love and lament his passing now that he is dead. I never liked the guy and cannot forget the bullshit that he pulled during his life as a pilot and as a government sellout. As far as Jumping Johnny McCain the man, I have no ground to stand on and I will let his judgment lie in the Hands of a Higher Authority. I just have a very low tolerance for hypocrisy even if it is an American pastime. John McCain, I never really appreciated what you did in your supposed “service” for our nation, but it is not up to me to judge you, so Good Luck” to you in the hereafter. I am not happy that you are dead, but I will not lie and say that I am sorry, for one day, and maybe soon, I too shall experience the transition. I have prepared the best I can and I hope that you did too, I really do. Be thou at peace.”

          • Ol' Scratch August 27, 2018 at 11:25 am #

            Ol’ Johnny was a shameless flag-wrapper and a legacy douche, a la George W, who out frat-boyed him for the ultimate prize in 2000. I suppose we have to assume that he, just like everyone else, was supposedly justified in his own mind for all the despicable things he did, but I’d love to see the twisted logic he used to get there. In the end, it’s just a happy day for the living that he’s no longer with us, even allowing for the fact that there’s an untold legion more out there just like him (or worse!) where he came from.

          • darrell dullnig August 27, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

            Walter, what difference does it matter that he is “recently dead”? Isn’t this an example of political correctness on your part? You should not be concerned regarding spiritual matters, for isn’t the dearly departed truly beyond concerns related to time? There is no time in eternity, so why are you not feeling free to blast this asshole right now, without reserve? For my part, I would gladly dig the SOB up and hang his remains from the nearest tree. I am not a believer in an afterlife, so I have no problems with judging lest I be judged, but it seems to me that you have more worrying you than you let on. Even what you know of this man and his actions, you still wish him peace? That is difficult to swallow.

          • Walter B August 27, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

            I too did not only not like the man but felt and still do, that he did us all damned dirty throughout his lifetime and has certainly earned our disgust. But understand dd, that because of what I truly believe in my heart I am obligated to do my best to carry on as I have been instructed to act by He to whom I have committed my Spirit. Yes it is not easy but I must do my best. You are right, recently dead should buy him no quarter, though our society seems to not have gotten that memo. As far as wishing Johnny peace in death, do I mean that or am I just saying it you might wonder. Well wishing him peace or payback will not increase or decrease his chances for eternal justice, so I am simply taking the high road, that’s all. If he were to receive peace after what he has done, well wow, there is a topic we could discuss all day without resolve couldn’t we? I think we are fortunate that we do not have to deal with him anymore in either realm.

          • BornToKillPeace August 27, 2018 at 5:31 pm #

            McCain did not tread lightly. I saw some social exchanges online the day after his death and didn’t understand it. He was an asshole and must have had a huge score card with the Deep Derby Demons. That’s his lot though. Talk about him 5 years ago, talk about him the day after his death, talk about him Nov 16th, it’s all the same He’s still here in his actions and mind, til entropy wears his memory and actions forgotten.

          • BornToKillPeace August 27, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

            Walter,
            I didn’t read your later response before posting. When I said I didn’t understand, I meant that McCain could and very well should of been more been disparaged for some time now. It induced in me a cognitive dissonance to see some PBR revolutionaries trashing on him immediately after his death; seriously wondering if they had only just now paid attention to his existence.

            When these peers, co-workers, neighbors, etc act,…uuuuh..well…predictable in thought and action, it only raises my awareness that there must be some larger blind spots

            I felt a sigh of relief to hear he died. I don’t get the point of stomping about and calling him a jerk-off when the shame stick. He is officially an elderly dead man.
            It seems weak to me. Pre-lump in his throat it would of been a great idea to give McCain shit in person and call him a parasite. Where were those people then?

          • BornToKillPeace August 27, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

            or as Jim Dickinson put it, “I’m just Dead, I’m not Gone”.

        • JustSaying August 27, 2018 at 11:21 am #

          Me too. But, hey, the Bardo waits for him.

        • RIB August 27, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

          R.I.P. R.H.I.N.O

      • Luhrenloup August 27, 2018 at 11:45 am #

        A peevish tweet by the NYT this morning: President Trump didn’t make even the most cursory public show of respect for John McCain, against whom he had continued a personal grievance even as it was apparent that the the senator was losing his battle with brain cancer. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

        The social media sites must have had a busy day yesterday screening out all the messages pouring in about what a truly bad guy McCain was.  Everybody seemed so glad to see him go. Hopefully, this is the beginning of closure to an intolerably hostile era of endless wars for hegemony.
        That he backed Bush Jr torture program said it all.  He was willing to put American soldiers and civilians under that threat, knowing that what the US did to others would be done to its own citizens as payback.  He spent his life trying to disprove his cowardice at the expense of others.
        McCain caused a lot of misery in the world and there is no sweeping that away, and Trump’s response was appropriate.  I admire him for it.  The man refuses to give the politically correct response, and to be diminished by it.

      • lbs August 27, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

        John McCain’s value to the establishment as a useful idiot is massive, hence their glowing tribute to him is totally appropriate.

        • RIB August 27, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

          I guess he never got his wish to ” bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran.”

          • Georges1202 August 27, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

            Oh, that will come, don’t worry. Dipshit is digging a deep enough hole and will soon be having his ‘Wag the Dog’ moment. Many thousands will die. All worth it, of course so some lying scumbag can stand tall.

  3. erik August 27, 2018 at 10:33 am #

    All these lefty loopy types are filled with a sense of destiny that Trump is soon to depart. They are all listening to one another’s fantasies in this instance. Even if they could get Congress to vote a bill of impeachment, there ain’t no way they’d ever get 67 votes in the senate and don’t look for Trump to get a case of the vapors and resign in a Roberto Duran style “No mas” moment.
    The MSM and it’s media celebrity types are all in the throes of a collective delusion. Aside from these douchebags and the Washington establishment, Trump is popular with his base, most of whom are staying quiet and biding their time. Blue wave in November? Don’t be so sure.

    • Georges1202 August 27, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      It is always instructive to look at a gathering or Trump’s ‘base’ – at those pathetic rallies he holds after the latest outrage to puff himself up.

      An incentive not to be too eager to get out the vote if I ever saw one.

      • PeteAtomic August 27, 2018 at 11:01 am #

        I wouldn’t say his rallies are pathetic. Regardless of what you think of Trump, the guy can muster big time crowds out there. Every other politician would kill for the type of energy & force of personality he projects with a live audience. We had a Trump rally here a couple of months ago. For a staunchly liberal area, the pro/anti-Trump crowd was 8 to 1. It was pretty amazing to watch.

        • malthuss August 27, 2018 at 11:54 am #

          the guy can muster big time crowds out there. –only bc people are tired of his competition. Hillarys crowds were green screened in.

          • Georges1202 August 27, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

            Goebbels was able to ‘muster crowds big time’ as well. Hucksters and con-men some in all stripes. Some have more snappy uniforms, is all.

          • libertysghost August 27, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

            So you’re now saying politicians shouldn’t be interested in motivating people Georges? Your willingness to forgo any pretense of objectivity is impressive though…I give you credit there. You are truly a beast of identity politics…in this case an expression of the hate it can foment.

      • draupnir August 27, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

        You know, a guy on another site stated that he told all the polls that he was going to vote for Hillary in 2016 and then went out and voted for Trump. I was surprised and asked him why. Apparently, there are a lot of tricksters out there who lie to the pollsters just for the joy of it. He said when he mentioned doing that at work a lot of people said they do the same thing. Some of the other posters on the site admitted to doing that too. What if one can’t trust the polls anymore?What if the number of people doing that is statistically significant?Polls did show Hillary the winner by about 10%, which is a substantial lead.

      • RIB August 27, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

        Yep, another Canuck keyboard commando

    • lbs August 28, 2018 at 6:37 pm #

      Well, everyone needs a dream. I guess one is: Trump tires of the constant onslaught of moral outrage from people whose character is no better than his. He resigns. Pence takes over and gets assassinated by a 2nd amendment white nationalist Bernie Sanders supporter. Speaker of the House Maxine Waters takes over as president.

  4. pequiste August 27, 2018 at 10:46 am #

    The fun will only commence once the well-connected return from the likes of Matha’s Vineyard, Lake Tahoe, and The Hamptons, to the quotidian grind of raping and pillaging America. That, ladies, gentlemen and persons of myriad and indeterminate gender identities, begins after Labor Day.

    As a sidebar, I heard from a completely disreputable source that once the A.G.I. and Robotic Revolutions are really complete, in time for the 2020 general election, that the holiday shall be renamed Slave Labor Day.

    As far as no proscription in the constitution that a president may not consort with tramps and hussies? as JHK inquires…

    The whole God Damned Washington D.C. and environs is perhaps the world largest Bawdy House. It is almost ALL “play for pay” there.

    Asking any anonymous government, lobby or attorney suit, skirt, or clothing of indeterminate/neutral gender, for a “half and half,” an “around the world” or a “C.B.F.” will get you more willing volunteers and haggling than around Bangkok’s Patpong Road.

    And as for getting down to the real business at hand; the insider’s Gummint always does a spectacular job in fucking, and fucking over, the lumpen, the innocent, and the undeserving in many cases, both domestic and foreign in ways we can’t even imagine.

  5. PeteAtomic August 27, 2018 at 10:54 am #

    I think all of these porn actress payments will turn out to be another big nothingburger for the #resistance, who don’t have the Russian collusion story to hang on too anymore, either.

    In a few weeks the MSM will go back to some boorish thing Donny has said or done, or something Melania is wearing, or maybe the haircut Barron Trump got on his birthday. Or maybe a girl will get her ass pinched in Hollywood, or a statue of some dead general will look at a black man the wrong way. Who knows.

    The MSM is confused about why the public isn’t angry about Trump’s actions. Well, if you have been busy creating a culture & nation where nothing matters and everything goes– then how can anybody be confused by that– and the MSM has done a big part of creating this culture by making the trivial paramount, and serious matters unexplored or ignored.

    • libertysghost August 27, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

      I don’t see any “legs” on these supposed “crimes” either…what is also possible is that Mueller.inc was “tipped off” that the DOJ/IG prosecutor or some other element (including Trump himself) was about to “announce indictments” against the shrinking “deep culture” pariahs and these things were all rolled out as another distraction (as he’s seemed to do in the past).

      It does appear the anti-coup resistance is on to their methods…and better to get these things out in August rather than late October.

  6. wm5135 August 27, 2018 at 10:55 am #

    “It is always instructive to look at a gathering of Trump’s ‘base’ ”

    “Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose” – Coming soon directly to you.

  7. Ishabaka August 27, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    Scott Adams made an interesting prediction yesterday – if Trump is impeached, there will be several months before he’s out of office – and he will fire Jeff Sessions and replace him with an Attorney General who will put Hillary in prison – the old mutual assured destruction.

    • K-Dog August 27, 2018 at 11:06 am #

      Or they might just meet up for drinks.

    • Ol' Scratch August 27, 2018 at 11:28 am #

      I always found it curious that he didn’t follow up on his campaign promise to prosecute the shit out of her as soon as he took office. There’s some interesting dynamics playing out there out of the public eye, I’m sure.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 27, 2018 at 11:55 am #

        Maybe because everyone who goes against the Clintons dies? Or because she knows everything about everyone – including him? And if she goes down, the whole system is going down.

        • Ol' Scratch August 27, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

          That’s probably right.

      • Walter B August 27, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

        Every person running for political office at the State and National levels lies about what they will do once elected and America accepts that fact. Candidates also say many things that they might “like” to do but cannot in fact do once they are in office and are confronted by the Immovable Object. Mr. Trump and the Clintons may be friends or adversaries now and that does not really matter. When things get dome at the national level, they get done because they are forced to be done. I do not think there is a force in this land that can stand against the Clinton Crime Cartel and live. In the end it is all theater.

        • Ol' Scratch August 28, 2018 at 10:14 am #

          I think you’re right, Walter.

      • NRWer August 28, 2018 at 7:44 am #

        I don’t recall him saying he was doing it ASAP. Also, if you have been following just how much corruption there is at DOJ, State, FBI, etc. (the whole Purple Revolution coup gang), then it should be rather obvious.

        Just exposing the coup has to be done slowly, for many reasons. The public has to be primed and airtight cases developed before the big unveil.

        There are multiple investigations going on in the background (FISA, voter fraud, etc.), including into the Clinton Foundation. I suspect that he will go after her, but it cannot happen until the ball really gets rolling on getting the rest of the coup conspirators.

        This is a massive undertaking.

        • Ol' Scratch August 28, 2018 at 10:16 am #

          He better get at it then. Looks like the Clinton Coup has a decided advantage at this point.

      • JustSaying August 28, 2018 at 9:33 am #

        dailycaller.com/2018/08/27/china-hacked-clinton-server/

        Always said that the Chinese are the ones to watch.

    • RIB August 27, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

      Oh he might be impeached. Convicted? No way in hell. Sorry to bust your bubble ishkabible

      • NRWer August 28, 2018 at 8:05 am #

        What is he going to be impeached for? Go ahead, I’ll wait.

        • B_NOLA August 28, 2018 at 11:33 am #

          What makes you think a DNC-controlled House needs a reason?

    • B_NOLA August 28, 2018 at 11:33 am #

      There’s no way Trump gets any nominee confirmed for AG. That’s the only reason Sessions is still there.

  8. Walter B August 27, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    “Where does it say in the constitution that a president may not consort with tramps and hussies?”

    My answer to your question there Jim is that I believe that the constitution actually requires a president to fornicate as copiously as possible, as documented by just about all of them, especially Bill “the Slut” Clinton. Oh but then the laws do not apply to the Clintons do they, as any of their paid shills remind us here on a regular basis. Oh well so many others have frolicked to the point that I pretty much expect presidential indiscretion to be part of what they call their valor. Besides America loves porn do we not? And what could be more pornographic then the mental image of any of those bloated old fat bastards from the Senate, the Congress or the White House flopping about in the buff like the beached whales that they all are?

    Yep, it is all distraction and the legal crap takes the form of some severely expensive diversion as well. I wonder how it will be possible for those legal beagles to even come close to spending the gazillions of dollars they are amassing before it all comes crashing down? I suppose they have no choice but to feed the greed.

    Of well do not forget about China everybody for surely their turn will come around one day. With the current PNAC agenda of smaller, surgical strike forces as our military position now, I wonder how well we will fare against a massive lumbering enemy from the Far East and the massive Russian military machine on the other side. Sounds a bit like a shit sandwich to me, and considering our position between the buns, that would make us the shit, wouldn’t it?

    • libertysghost August 27, 2018 at 11:30 am #

      Well thought out Walter. I see how “duplicity” can be argued translating rhetoric of MAGA and what I would argue seems more of an “acknowledgement of the benefits of a multi-polar world” the actions and outcomes of MAGA ingratiates…let me unpack that a bit.

      Today you see a new agreement with Mexico unveiled. We are pulling out of Syria…though Yemen is still a horrible human catastrophe we must soon abandon to save our collective soul as well. NK is barely in the news. We are either have the “worst relationship with Russia since the Cold War” or “our President is being too submissive to Putin” depending on the day and the narrative need of the “deep culture” stenographers in the mockingbird press. The EU now talks about “going it alone” which is “about time” (they need to move out of our basement already).

      Part of me thinks we are closer to world peace than we have been in my lifetime. And this isn’t projecting any romantic identity attachments I (don’t) have on to DT to make myself feel better about NOT voting for demon spawn HRC.

      For many of the reasons JHK points out the inevitable fall of the dollar reserve currency hypothecated debt disaster ahead, I don’t think the rational side of DT as a “builder/businessman” (and I do think he is less pathological than the alternative was by “light years”) KNOWS that kicking the can down the road is only possible IF a multi-polar geopolitical/economic system is allowed to form. Negotiating a “best case” outcome for the US is in fact his job (though he can appear clumsy to the “educated” while doing it)…but if he is able to kick that can a bit doing it and spread out the consequences of the debt collapse at the same time to other “global powers” in the process, it will be a helluva feat.

      The PTB that are after him still think…so adolescently…that since we have a huge hammer we can still just keep beating the other national “nails” into submission but that day is long gone. Our “hammer” doesn’t neutralize the consequences of math regarding statist crony economic greed and goal seeking for a century.

  9. K-Dog August 27, 2018 at 11:02 am #

    The Treaty Clause empowers the President of the United States to negotiate agreements between the United States and foreign countries. Stormy’s legendary twin peaks are unnatural apparitions not of this world. Definitely foreign countries. Trump would have been doing his constitutional duty.

    Had he been president at the time.

  10. hmuller August 27, 2018 at 11:05 am #

    It was my understanding that the presence of 45,000 sealed indictments in the federal courts is a fact not a rumor and can be verified by those attorneys with membership in Pacer pacer.gov/ By the way, 1,000 sealed federal indictments per year is the normal rate. So if true, we’re looking at a counter-coup with mass arrests by Trump against the bad guys – the globalist, pedophile, deep staters.

    Although alt-right websites refer to these indictments, the MSM avoids all mention. So once again we are living in parallel universes without even shared objective facts. Very disturbing.

    Personally, I’ll believe Qanon over that leaky sphinctered Anderson Cooper any day.

    • Walter B August 27, 2018 at 11:16 am #

      I keep hearing about these rumored indictments as well from a number of sources but still have no idea whether or not it is fable or fact. My hope is that this is fact, my fear is that that it is fiction. We can only sit here and be patient I suppose, but we have been lied to, deceived and distracted so frequently that reality itself seems to have slipped away, doesn’t it?

      • hmuller August 27, 2018 at 11:22 am #

        I hear you, Walter. Some days I think we exist in a computer virtual reality matrix and the controllers are just fucking with us. Elon Musk agrees with me. (LOL)

      • malthuss August 27, 2018 at 11:35 am #

        Ever since Pizzagate, the buzz has been ‘sealed indictments, Gitmo, or as HC said we will hang.’

    • Janos Skorenzy August 27, 2018 at 11:59 am #

      At one point, a few dozen arrests might have saved America. Then hundreds. Then by the 90’s, thousands. Now easily, tens of thousands. A stich in time saves nine. And we’re past Churchill’s sweat and tears stages and at the stage of blood.

    • RIB August 27, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

      Ah yes, Anderson Cooper…..a leaky sphinctered lick spittle

    • B_NOLA August 28, 2018 at 11:35 am #

      45,000 sealed indictments is ludicrous. It would take decades for the DOJ to work through that kind of backlog. There aren’t enough judges or prosecutors.

  11. trolleybill August 27, 2018 at 11:24 am #

    AG Sessions choose Utah U.S. Attorney Huber may be the fact he was assigned to look into Uranium One which has holdings in Utah?
    My money is on the congress to stay Republican along with the Senate. Many of us apolitical independents voted for Trump along with those who haven’t voted in elections for decades and were not going to let our efforts be in vein. A successful NAFTA deal with Mexico and another Trump Supreme court appointee will give too much momentum for the crazed democrats to overcome.

    • Walter B August 27, 2018 at 11:32 am #

      Speaking of NAFTA, what do you think about the idea of bringing our military back from the Middle East and planting it in Mexico where it can wipe out the drug cartels and corrupt government and give the country back to the Mexicans? If it could be pulled off successfully it might reverse the flow of “refugees” and it should be safe to do for the drug trade since so many US states now grow the stuff right here and legally. If we don’t do it, I bet the Chinese will.

      • elysianfield August 27, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

        “Speaking of NAFTA, what do you think about the idea of bringing our military back from the Middle East and planting it in Mexico where it can wipe out the drug cartels and corrupt government and give the country back to the Mexicans”

        Walter,
        I think not. substitute “Mexico” for any other country (Syria?) we are currently helping…substitute “drug cartels” for any other causal issue (Chemical Warfare?…Nukes?) that brought our military to their doorstep.

        Can you say “Nation Building”?

        The Chinese won’t involve in Mexico, just as we will not put boots on the ground in Best Korea.

        • elysianfield August 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

          Walter,
          How about ” We’re the USMC, and we are here to help…”?

          Sorry, I cannot help myself….

          • Walter B August 27, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

            There are definitely drawbacks to being the “first to fight” and I always had and still do have the ultimate respect for the Marine Corp, but they have certainly been misused in their day. I was Army, but my best buddy was a Marine Captain who I went through grade school with. He headed to Annapolis when I went off to The Point.

            I am quite certain that were they assigned the task of cleaning up Mexico for the Mexicans, the Marines would do the job gladly and with great gusto. There would be plenty of work for the other three branches as well, and wouldn’t it be nice for a change to go to war for a good cause once again instead of for profit?

          • Janos Skorenzy August 27, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

            How about the Army Corps of Engineers? No one could build the Wall faster and cheaper. Then let the “Army” man it and patrol it. Chuckie Schumer was aghast at the idea of using any branch of the military to defend our borders. They’re only supposed to be used for offense, ideally when it’s in Israel’s benefit

          • darrell dullnig August 27, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

            Walter, you are firing on all cylinders today, but your exuberance is not going to get you any brownie points in Heaven. “Go to war for a good cause?” Not a good sign for eternity for your pugnacious soul.

          • Walter B August 27, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

            Cannot argue you on that one dd. No excuse or good excuse for war is an argument in rhetoric that I have spent many an hour involved in without resolution.

    • libertysghost August 27, 2018 at 11:43 am #

      I do think the odds are better in the House than the scribes want us to “believe”…though I don’t think they know any better because they won’t step out of their bubble long enough to “predict” any better than 2 years ago.

      I mean really…anyone think they are going to “talk to the rubes in flyover country…EVER!? There has to be a new software package that can’t fix their 2016 fallibility for them instead, right? 😉

      But the GOP has a tough hand in the House. The shocker will be IF THEY DON’T LOSE for so many reasons. But…but…but…it’s still possible the “deep culture” (I love using Comey’s twisted rebrading attempt 😉 ) can once again grab defeat from the jaws of victory. That seems what they are best suited for these days.

      AND everyone still forgets what DT is best at, and that’s branding and persuasive messaging to the “target market”. What sounds ridiculous to the people who would never vote for anyone not “certified” by the “expert/intellectual class” is what is exactly NOT targeting them and more foreign to their minds than the multitude of languages these “educated people” can’t speak.

      And everyone seems to pretend he has no “ammo” worthy of leverage against the deep culture coup comrades either…simply because he hasn’t shot it all already given he is “so irrational and reactionary”. That underestimation of him…and his rag tag band of “supporters”…has continually been the undoing of his (and arguably the Republics’s by simple extension of their purpose) enemies.

      I have a feeling that the term “October Surprise(s)” could take on an entirely different meaning this year. We’ll see.

      • malthuss August 27, 2018 at 11:54 am #

        What did you make over Huffpos praising war monger Mc Cain?

        • libertysghost August 27, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

          Jajjajajja…maybe it’s true that McCain was so tortured he suffered from Stockholm Syndrome the rest of his life.

          “On its face” it always seemed bizarre he would go so far out of his way to curry favor with the same MSM “talents” that called him racist, sexist, etc. etc. when he ran against Obama. It’s just so strange that wouldn’t have “stuck in his craw” whereas a Trump comment is said to become his “raison d’etre” for everything he did to “battle against him” the remainder of his life.

          The guy played an important role in the Steele Dossier creation/dissemination remember…that’s not “small stuff” in hindsight and at the very least speaks to his lack of discernment…while at most proving ‘once again’ the man was a psychopath hell bent of elitist control of the world by any means necessary.

          I don’t buy it of course. I think John “Cotton Hill” McCain took a dive in ’08 and the intricacies of how that was going to happen were relatively “scripted”. So the rest of the “Trump said this” causing “McCain to do this” is just smoke…

          McCain was a company man to the bitter (and boy was he bitter) end.

          But I guess I’ve ignored the question long enough…jajjajaja. HuffPo is just one bit of the larger “mockingbird press” (a term I’ve decided to go with relating back to “Project Mockingbird”).

          What they might have said before is of no relevance to them today…despite their entire existence being on the internet which you would think would make it obvious that their agenda exposing duplicity is a search engine away at all times.

          They can’t even keep themselves from destroying their legitimacy more with this newest/lamest example of passive aggressive “attacks on Trump” by themselves and the other Mockingbird’s.

          I guess when you got no credibility anyway, you have no credibility to lose. 😉

          • Tate August 27, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

            The “Songbird” mocks Trump from even beyond the veil of mortality. His campaign manager in 2000 & 2008 Rick Davis read McStain’s maudlin “final words of farewell to the nation,” instructing the good people of America as to what America is supposed to be & how we are supposed to behave.

            nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/mccain-s-farewell-message-n904171

            The man operated the longest-running con of the 20th & early 21st centuries, I’ll give him that, surpassing that of even his comrade-in-crime, Ted Kennedy.

            He appears to take thinly veiled shots at President Donald Trump for fanning the flames of ‘tribal rivalries’ and hiding ‘behind walls.’

            Davis, choking back emotion, read McCain’s message in Phoenix.

  12. JustSaying August 27, 2018 at 11:31 am #

    The past week was one of triumphal celebration for the Trump-dumpers. Rachel Maddow fell into a multiple orgasm rapture over the Stormy Daniels payoff story and Anderson Cooper almost wet his smallclothes with each disclosure…

    I really don’t understand why they are so excited. The Senate will remain in Republican control so no impeachment and if by some miracle, Trump IS impeached, they can look forward to Pence. Please explain how this helps their agenda.

    • malthuss August 27, 2018 at 11:37 am #

      The buzz of the fringe right is Pence has murdered children.
      I dont believe that, but its a rumor online.

      I do believe Johnny Gosch made it to the White house.

      • libertysghost August 27, 2018 at 11:46 am #

        Oh Johnny…I suspect you’ve been down the “rabbit hole” of the Lincoln Savings and Loan hearings then. Fascinating stuff if half of it was true. I actually have a screenplay idea involving that entire story but there it has sat, in my head, for too many years now. Jajjajajja

        • malthuss August 27, 2018 at 11:51 am #

          Well, I cannot deny John Podestas 600 human trafficking emails.
          they are just that.

          • libertysghost August 27, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

            As Bill Hicks once quipped…”anyone that self-righteous is hiding a deep/dark secret”.

            The incessant virtue signalers in the statist camp today fit that bill even more than Jesse Helms might have (the target of Hicks’ “joke” in that routine…though he was tying it into pedo behaviors as well).

            I have thought…from the beginning of all this coup behavior…that there has to be something even bigger than the simple government style malfeasance we have all come accustomed to inspiring such a monumental (and possibly masochistic) war against “this man” (though it’s also what he represents as a “danger to their system”).

            And there has been way way way “too much smoke” regarding the claims of elitist pedo/white slavery rings to just ignore over the last few decades. And even plenty of actual “fir” at times too that has been proven/exposed without question.

            None of those instances were “the first time they did it”…it was always just the “first time they got caught” (you might remember the story from the series Ozark on Netflix regarding that truism).

      • Janos Skorenzy August 27, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

        People always accuse others of what they are guilty of. They hate him because they abort children. And because he is committed to being faithful to his wife and to that end refuses to be alone with other women. Admirable! Avoid the occasion of sin. And of course it avoids the appearance of scandal as well as protecting himself against accusations from women.

        • RIB August 27, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

          And preachers preach the hardest about sins they themselves are involved in.

          • messianicdruid August 27, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

            Have you ever heard a sermon on 1 John 3:4?

        • Janos Skorenzy August 27, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

          Or consider Hillary accusing of Trump beforehand of not accepting the election results when she was already planning to do the same thing. The banality of evil on display.

          • NRWer August 28, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

            Yep. Same thing applies to supposed collusion (whatever that nebulous term means in context) with Russians. Podesta, Cankles, and co. were knee deep in it.

            Or this whole Waaaasisssim! trope. Ms. “Bring them to heel” is a classic case of psychological projection.

    • capt spaulding August 27, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

      You may change the head of state, but the rest of DC is so rotten it won’t make any difference. The oligarchs have control over pretty much everything that matters, which means that it would have the same effect as a grenade going off in a barrel of oatmeal. But I guess we could delude ourselves that we are actually going to accomplish something by cutting one of the snakes off Hydra’s head.

  13. malthuss August 27, 2018 at 11:47 am #

    Art, this is so funny,

    youtube.com/watch?v=Ea39dHj01yc

  14. Janos Skorenzy August 27, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    Ebola is back. Apparently one problem with trying to control it is that Black Africans like to dig up the recently dead and dance with them. I head that. I hope it’s not true.

    raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2018/08/and-hits-just-keep-on-coming.html

  15. RB August 27, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    If only “Stormy” was a dude then the left would have no argument .

    • RIB August 27, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

      ^5 RB.

    • KesaAnna August 27, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

      I would say that is about right….

      ….. except the Medieval Catholic Church is dragged through the mud on account of their being laisez-faire libertines.

      But then dragged through the mud on account of not being free-spirited , and being kill -joys.

      One of the paradoxes of the sexual revolution is that you get criticized ( or even go to jail ) if you don’t fuck anyone.

      But then get criticized ( or even go to jail ) if you do fuck anyone.

      I think it all , actually , has nothing to do with sex.

      It is really just another scheme to render the peasants even more helpless than they already are.

      Bill Clinton or Donald Trump won’t be going to prison to do hard time on account of this sort of thing.

      But you might.

      • elysianfield August 27, 2018 at 8:39 pm #

        “I think it all , actually , has nothing to do with sex.”

        Kesa,
        That is a common female misperception…it is ALWAYS about sex…I know this to be the case. I am male, I have the owner’s manual…sex is paragraph one of page one….

        Trust me on this one…

        • Walter B August 27, 2018 at 11:54 pm #

          It is somewhat disturbing that sex is so consuming, but if it was not, there would be no people.

          • GreenAlba August 28, 2018 at 5:30 am #

            If people (particularly men) were naturally more monogamous, there would still be people. There are still penguins.

            And, as I understand it, since I don’t personally partake, an awful lot of what currently most attracts men on the interwebs very specifically makes pregnancy entirely impossible.

          • Walter B August 28, 2018 at 9:52 am #

            Some of us have evolved to the level where we realize that the greatest pleasure in this plane of existence is a good night’s sleep.

          • GreenAlba August 28, 2018 at 10:15 am #

            And so I hope you’ve just had one, Walter, and will have another tonight.

  16. KesaAnna August 27, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    “Speaking of NAFTA, what do you think about the idea of bringing our military back from the Middle East and planting it in Mexico where it can wipe out the drug cartels and corrupt government and give the country back to the Mexicans”

    I have over the years lived in several different communities in the United States , and in every one of them the situation was the same ;

    Your friendly neighborhood drug addict can tell you exactly who the drug dealers are.

    Likewise , your friendly neighborhood busy-body can tell you exactly who the drug dealers are.

    40 year old soccer moms , and ten year old girls , can tell you exactly who the drug dealers are.

    But , not coincidentally I think , the war on drugs gets fought when the state needs a photo-op , or the local law enforcement agency needs to pad its budget with some property seizures.

    And afterwards , within two minutes at most , things go right back to the way they were before.

    It’s like ” illegal ” immigration that obviously isn’t illegal. The state itself is clearly promoting it.

    Clean up a country you know very little about , when drug cartels ( by another name ) run your own country ?

    I very much doubt such a cause would succeed , or that it would even remotely resemble an honorable cause.

  17. amb August 27, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

    Our government is a soap opera. Most everything in the mainstream media are mis-directors (taking the publics’ attention away from the real important issues that concern us). How’s about everybody in Wash DC knock all of this worthless time consumption and effort and do your jobs? All this nonsense has been going on and on and it is all funded by the tax payer. Corrupt, insane, illogical.

    Our representatives and most all other bureaucrats and gov workers aren’t doing their jobs. They should be working at improving conditions and making our country a better nation.

    I’m so sick and tired of this. Our government and our media are both BIG JOKES.

    • Ol' Scratch August 27, 2018 at 3:03 pm #

      The phrase “best government money can buy” comes immediately to mind.

  18. Georges1202 August 27, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

    How about a nod to John McCain? His parting gift to us might well turn out to be silencing that fat barrel of monkey spunk in the White House for a few days.

    Well done, John.

    • beantownbill. August 27, 2018 at 4:47 pm #

      Yeah, yeah. We know you hate Trump, already. Do you have to repeat it 10 times a day?

    • Janos Skorenzy August 27, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

      Diagnosis: Severe TDS.
      Prognosis: Terminal.

  19. DrTomSchmidt August 27, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

    The past week was one of triumphal celebration for the Trump-dumpers. Rachel Maddow fell into a multiple orgasm rapture over the Stormy Daniels payoff story and Anderson Cooper almost wet his smallclothes with each disclosure.

    They say laughter adds years to your life. Your concern for the well-being of your readers, JHK, is reflected in this.

    As for me, I cannot recall the last time I saw either of these two, or any TV news person, on what we used to call the idiot box.

  20. Walter B August 27, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    And on the subject of election influencing/rigging, I would like to remind all of the whiners out there that anyone who thinks that every election is not loaded with rigging and fraud is an idiot. Once again from “Brothers”, by David Talbot:

    “Page 136 – Much has been written about the Kennedy effort to steal the 1960 vote. But what Joe Kennedy knew from his own hard-won experience in the trenches of politics and business is that American democracy is not the crystal vessel our textbooks hold aloft. It’s a roughly contested thing. Elections are often brokered, votes bought or stolen or uncounted. And in 1960, as Kennedy knew, the outcome of the presidential race would likely depend to a significant extent on corrupt machines and underworld bosses. JFK’s rivals had their own hoodlum backers—despite his father’s entreaties, Marcello supported Lyndon Johnson at the Democratic convention and Nixon in the general election, contributing $500,000 to the Republican candidate. And Hoffa predictably threw the full weight of the Teamsters against Kennedy, holding union meetings across the country to mobilize the vote for Nixon, and matching Marcello’s contribution with another half million dollars raised from other crime lords. In return for Hoffa’s support, which was credited with delivering Ohio into the GOP column, the vice president intervened with Eisenhower Attorney General William Rogers to sit on an indictment of the Teamster leader.

    And when it came to stealing votes, Kennedy was certainly not the lone culprit in the 1960 presidential race. As political reporter Theodore H. White found out when he investigated the Illinois vote outcome, there was a good reason that Nixon did not challenge that state’s final count: “The Republicans stole as many votes as the Democrats,” Chicago Mayor Richard Daley knew how the game was played—his Democratic machine had to steal at least as many votes in elections as the Republicans did in downstate Illinois, where the GOP prevailed. Daley quickly silenced Republican protests over the 1960 Chicago vote by challenging the GOP to back a statewide recount. “He challenged them—he said he’d pay for half the recount statewide, and they said, “No, thank you,’” Daley’s son, William, recently recalled with a wry laugh. “Once you got out of Cook County, it was pretty much rural Republican in those days. And they used paper ballots instead of the old machines we used in the city, so there was even more opportunity for fraud.””

    Those of us that operate within the election system have to deal with the bullshit every time we run. It is simply the way it is so get over it and let’s get on with business. We must play the hands we are deal or fold.

    • Ol' Scratch August 28, 2018 at 10:50 am #

      Yep. Politics has always been a full contact sport.

  21. akmofo August 27, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    THEY MADE THE DESERT BLOOM
    youtu.be/oRckxnHZHb4

    • elysianfield August 27, 2018 at 8:50 pm #

      Mofo,

      Yeah….

      youtube.com/watch?v=QE_EN2lsMK8

      • akmofo August 28, 2018 at 6:52 am #

        More, faster!

        The commie programmers did a good job on you if that’s your reaction to my post. But I’m guessing you didn’t even watch the video, did youz.

        • elysianfield August 28, 2018 at 11:49 am #

          Mofo,
          Yes I did…but my first thought was the “blooming desert” in the Levant…more frequently referenced…along with Mao’s “let a thousand (hundred) flowers bloom (your “commie” reference)….I never thought the more productive areas of South Africa a “desert”…and then I became distracted with the thoughts of “bloomers”…/

          Yes, Kesa, it eventually is always about sex….

    • Janos Skorenzy August 28, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

      They stole Palestinian lands and towns. They made a desert and called it Peace.

      • akmofo August 28, 2018 at 6:15 pm #

        Yawn, people are becoming immune to your nazi snake poison propaganda lies..

        Iraqi beauty queen visits Israei market in Jerusalem,
        says: We are the same
        youtu.be/Pxk9YOr1_Oo

  22. Petro August 27, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

    Poked my head in to see if mr. Kunstler had written anything new and interesting. Nope: a scan through today’s essay reveals just ANOTHER repeat of the same snarky observations about his obsession with the investigations into the Trump crime family. Yawn.

    • libertysghost August 27, 2018 at 3:44 pm #

      Because discussing the details of an attempted coup is so blase it’s an affront to your intellectual superiority to be bothered…and to think it’s important in any grand scheme of things only proves mental weakness and a tendency for “obsessive” behavior….noted. You’re not required to visit the blog and make your own snarky comments.

      If we all only had your wisdom, we too would waste our time visiting sites we felt offered us nothing at all.

      • Petro August 28, 2018 at 8:03 am #

        Ghost, your indignation cracks me up. If you think what you’re reading here every week is some well-researched, sophisticated, detailed analysis of current affairs, you really need to broaden your resources. JHK’s essays are more like hearing from the loud, cranky old guy down at the end of the bar (albeit one with a gift for phrasing, and a thesaurus in his pocket). Sometimes entertaining, but basically just something to get all his drunk buddies at the Patreon Saloon riled up.

    • Paulo August 27, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

      Amen to that observation. Plus, all the home grown conspiracy theory nazis pushing for the US to invade Mexico to clean up drug problems. Or, the Army corps of engineers building ‘the wall’. Or the ‘it’s all Hillary’s fault. Or Mueller is taking orders from a Deep State. Or look, they are just trying to undermine Trump.

      What on earth have you unleashed JHK? If this comment section is critical analysis perhaps the only way out is a civil war. Get it started, already. Make it stop.

      • Paulo August 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

        My comment was to petro. It was the only one worth responding to. I think I need to delete this CHN bookmark and toss out all my JHK books. Life is short…too short.

        • Q. Shtik August 27, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

          cFn

        • Janos Skorenzy August 27, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

          Please do so. You don’t deserve to read Mr Kunstler.

      • Walter B August 27, 2018 at 4:14 pm #

        Paulo, why does sending troops to Mexico, a real and present danger to our borders make no sense yet invading the Middle East, especially Syria or the Ukraine is perfectly alright? Or is the idea that we have invaded the Middle east and the Ukraine conspiracy theory as well?

      • B_NOLA August 28, 2018 at 11:42 am #

        Conspiracy Theory Nazi’s? Like the ones who’ve been pushing the Russian Collusion myth for the past two years to overthrow an elected President? That’s rich.

      • JustSaying August 29, 2018 at 6:54 am #

        Paulo, if JHK is not your cup of tea, then why do you keep drinking it? Just curious.

  23. Kafkaesque August 27, 2018 at 4:59 pm #

    saddened by the money grab JHK is making in little ole Manhattan…..please, is there an invite to the Trump Tower suites thereafter?

    Bam, slam, is Don Corleone’s bastard son also on the VIP list?

    • Kafkaesque August 28, 2018 at 8:33 am #

      RETRACTION: In broken news, this scribbler wishes to apologize both to Franz Kafka and JHK…it seems that his subconscious was hacked by a neural net which loathes Trump, hence, permitted this slap at the well-reasoned writing of JHK. It has been ‘patched’ and now returns him to his regularly scheduled rationality.

  24. Tate August 27, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

    “It may be inferred again that the present movement for women’s rights will certainly prevail from the history of its only opponent: Northern conservatism. This is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. . . . Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious for the sake of the truth, and has no idea of being guilty of the folly of martyrdom. It always when about to enter a protest very blandly informs the wild beast whose path it essays to stop, that its “bark is worse than its bite,” and that it only means to save its manners by enacting its decent role of resistance: The only practical purpose which it now serves in American politics is to give enough exercise to Radicalism to keep it “in wind,” and to prevent its becoming pursy and lazy, from having nothing to whip. No doubt, after a few years, when women’s suffrage shall have become an accomplished fact, conservatism will tacitly admit it into its creed, and thenceforward plume itself upon its wise firmness in opposing with similar weapons the extreme of baby suffrage; and when that too shall have been won, it will be heard declaring that the integrity of the American Constitution requires at least the refusal of suffrage to asses. There it will assume, with great dignity, its final position.”

    — Robert Lewis Dabney
    Confederate Presbyterian chaplain & biographer of Stonewall Jackson

    1897

  25. tucsonspur August 27, 2018 at 8:29 pm #

    Donald J. Trump
    ?
    @realDonaldTrump

    “My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!”

    My usual inclination is to not make mountains out of molehills, but in this case I find that the exclamation point in the above tweet just might reveal an Everest of Trump’s momentary, at least, psychological state.

    E. g., is it really a middle finger? One could go on, but I won’t.

  26. 100th Avatar August 27, 2018 at 8:30 pm #

    Let me let you in on something that anyone with any significant time in the depths of the alphabet soup knows:

    Huber is not in left field. He’s in what’s left. What is left of a community with virtues and integrity in a nation with none.

    The Mormons, or “mormon mafia” has always been used for these things. Entrusted. Insulated.

    They can’t get to him there. Not in their nation.

  27. janet August 28, 2018 at 2:13 am #

    Meanwhile, out in left field, AMVETS, one of the country’s largest veterans organizations, blasted President Donald Trump on Monday.

    When the civil war begins, don’t count on the military to be on Trump’s side. Their oath is to defend the nation, not Trump.

    • Ol' Scratch August 28, 2018 at 10:06 am #

      Au contraire, Pierre! Vets organizations are nothing more than a bunch of aging politicized fucks, usually dominated by officers, with too much time on their hands. They presume to speak for the active military, but almost never do. Trump is YUUUGELY popular with the active military. Now put down that cigarette and get back to home room before they call your mother on you again!

      • Walter B August 28, 2018 at 11:17 am #

        True Scratch, the military IS totally supportive of Donald Trump! I was at Fort Campbell visiting my daughter and son-in-law the summer of the election and it was Trump city and still is from what they tell me in my weekly correspondences. While it may be true that todays dimwits seem to be able to create their own realities to suit their fantasies, those realities exist only within their tiny minds.

  28. FincaInTheMountains August 28, 2018 at 2:56 am #

    Finca, August 24:

    Speaking of patterns: when I open a tin can, one of the most delicious pieces there will be that these were all old templates, and the Clintonoids commit one fatal mistake after another, and such that the normally functioning Hillary would never allow them to make.

    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/the-dogs-of-vengeance/#comment-365698

    Buzzfeed, August 27:

    Lanny Davis Says He Was A Source For CNN’s Trump Tower Story
    Davis, Cohen’s lawyer and spokesperson, said he also regrets lying about his involvement in the story on CNN’s air last week.

    buzzfeednews.com/article/stevenperlberg/lanny-davis-cnn-trump-tower-story

    • FincaInTheMountains August 28, 2018 at 3:13 am #

      Amidst all talks about “flippin” Michael Cohen, Trump’s team flips Lanny Davis and sets CNN up.

      • elysianfield August 28, 2018 at 11:59 am #

        Komraden Finc!

        It is not necessary to find Trump, or anyone else guilty of a heinous criminal act…it is only necessary to prove that there was a lie, which is tantamount to obstruction of justice…the US equivalent of an Article 58….

        …You are familiar with the “Article 58”?

        • FincaInTheMountains August 28, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

          The year 1937, the Article 58 – The Enemy of the Russian People

          The year 2018, the Article ?? – The Enemy of the American People

  29. FincaInTheMountains August 28, 2018 at 3:18 am #

    The Daily Caller: Clinton’s Emails Were Forwarded to Chinese in Real Time

    A Chinese-owned company penetrated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server, according to sources briefed on the matter.

    The company inserted code that forwarded copies of Clinton’s emails to the Chinese company in real time.

    The Intelligence Community Inspector General warned of the problem, but the FBI subsequently failed to act, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said during a July hearing.

    dailycaller.com/2018/08/27/china-hacked-clinton-server/

    How do you like the “worst week” of Trump’s presidency now?

  30. FincaInTheMountains August 28, 2018 at 4:40 am #

    End of NAFTA

    NAFTA agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico, prepared by George Bush senior, but signed by Bill Clinton in 1993, after several amendments to the treaty, which allowed President Clinton to abolish financial regulation.

    This, in fact, triggered the madness of the printing press in the 90’s, which became a reverse side of the coin of the so-called Clinton “super bowl” – the growth of the US stock market by about 100% per year, while the “real economy” grew by 5% a year max.

    It is noteworthy that the inexperienced early in his presidential career, Bill Clinton, in his speech on signing the NAFTA, said that he was persuaded to sign the agreement by the US military, explaining that it is critical for ensuring US national security. This to some extent explains the secrecy surrounding the NAFTA signing process, but the main reason was the so-called accelerated procedure for passing this treaty through the Congress, which is that Congressmen can either reject or approve the whole agreement, but can not amend it. Bush really wanted to sign this treaty before the elections, but did not have time, as it turned out, forever.

    Unfortunately it is impossible to explain the impact of these trade agreements on world politics within the framework of a small post, since the devil, as always, hides in details. But there is one circumstance that allows you to see the complexity of this problem in the right light.

    The fact is that the aforementioned agreement NAFTA in fact, caused the collapse of the political philosophies of both the Democratic and Republican parties in 1992.

    Suffice it to say that Bill Clinton came to power with the help of the spoiler of the 1992 presidential election by the name of Ross Perot, whose program practically did not differ from the election program of George Bush Sr., except for the unrestrained criticism of the NAFTA treaty that President Bush had so persistently lobbied for.

    As a result, Ross Perot took away almost 20% of the votes, that is, the votes of those who were ready to vote for the Republican president, but were dissatisfied with the secrecy surrounding the NAFTA signing. Thus, it was Ross Perot who led Bill Clinton to the White House, and with him the entire establishment of the Democratic Party.

    This was a violation of all conceivable and inconceivable gentlemen’s agreements on the principles of the work of the US bipartisan system, without which the written laws in any society are turned into a drawbar trailer which you could turn wherever you want, and society itself becomes a “collective” of separatists, fighting the yoke of dictators from the opposite party.

    • Ol' Scratch August 28, 2018 at 10:46 am #

      Nice analysis, Finc. Hard to imagine how Perot would have stemmed the globalist tide had he won, just as it was hard to imagine him actually winning, especially with the lovably senile Stockdale as his VP. Clinton, of course, kicked the whole thing into overdrive, and thanks to his corrupt liberal, anti-military, and womanizing credentials, made the Bush/Cheney ticket inevitable in 1999-2000. And the rest, as they say, is history…

      Truth is, the differences between BillyBob, W, and Obama were trivial and mostly due to social preferences, which both sides played masterfully as a study in contrasting marketing strategies. Credit where credit is due, it took us 24 long years and 3 administrations to finally figure out the long con both “sides” were running, and even now a sizable portion of the American electorate either just doesn’t get it or they’re so willingly obtuse that they’re sticking with the side that best suits their narrow social and economic interests.

      Is there hope for an end to this stalemate? Only with the cratering of the current two party duopoly and its total replacement with something brand new. A VERY tall order that, to say the least! But it’s the only hope we’ve got now, and perhaps sadly, Trump is the only small glimmer of hope out there for bringing it about. We’re in need of a rampaging Great Destroyer these days, and history has fortuitously coughed one up for us right on cue. To paraphrase a line from the snake “Fast Donny” Rumsfeld: You go to war with the leader you’ve got, not the one you wish you might have had.

      • FincaInTheMountains August 28, 2018 at 11:05 am #

        Perot was NOT tasked with winning, just stealing 20% of Republican votes, which made the Clinton victory inevitable.

        • Ol' Scratch August 28, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

          Who was doing the tasking? Let me guess…

          • FincaInTheMountains August 28, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

            Can you guess what was at stake during that elections?

            The title of the Lord of the Philosopher’s Stone or rather the Lady, during the short period of time when the US was a true sole superpower.

          • Ol' Scratch August 28, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

            Pretty much. A fact the rabid neo-cons never forgot. Still debatable whether BillyBob was in on Ruby Ridge, WACO, and OKC or not. I’m guessing probably not. It’s better for the Prez to have actual deniability in case something goes wrong, even if he might have strongly suspected what was up. Besides, BillyBob’s main strength was always playing the lovable rogue/fool. Let the peons carry out such shit and take the heat alone if they get caught.

  31. messianicdruid August 28, 2018 at 10:17 am #

    All government officials who lie under oath should be fired immediately and prosecuted as soon as possible. They should not have a license to lie.

    thegatewaypundit.com/2018/08/peter-strzok-personally-hand-picked-the-3000-emails-to-be-examined-from…

    Hundreds of thousands of emails were found on Weiner’s laptop, yet the FBI closed the second investigation after a few days claiming they magically read through all the emails.

    Former FBI Director James Comey previously told Congress the FBI examined all 700,000 emails found on Weiner’s laptop–it turns out that the FBI only examined approximately 3,000 out of 700,000 emails.

    It gets worse…

    Clinton fixer and Trump hater, Peter Strzok was the FBI agent who actually hand-picked the 3,000 emails from the 700,000 email tranche to be examined….

    Then Comey lied about it under oath to Congress…

  32. I honestly don’t know how anyone can understand current events without reading a whole newspaper everyday. Specifically, the New York Times. Today’s edition is only $3.

    You get the science times section, which for most is probably intellectually out of reach. You get a full business section, where you can check the charts and see how much your precious metals declined. The sports sections covers all the important rapes and domestic Assaults that go on off-field.

    You might save your own life finding out how China is withholding avian flu virus samples from the CDC in contravention of WHO conventions and building concentration camps for its Muslim citizens. You’ll discover more evidence that Russia is pumping the public fear of vaccines and throwing homosexuals in jail with political dissidents.

    And on the first page, a full color photo of illegal aliens getting pulled out of the back of an SUV in Texas. On thier way to the American Dream… if working jobs Americans wouldn’t do for supper low wages- which Americans won’t do. What they WILL do is drive the SUV for several thousand dollars cash per trip.

  33. FincaInTheMountains August 28, 2018 at 10:59 am #

    The Yahoo Newsline as a Can and the Artistic Truth of the Rumors as the Can Opener

    I have repeatedly explained that the Russian and American politics are communicating vessels, and in the post “Theory of World Projects as an introduction to the New York rumors,” in which I showed that in connection with the disintegration of the scientific method, the dissemination of information will go through rumors, and mobilization in the army to participate in the world civil war will not be carried out by states, but by the World Projects.

    And since the war will be religious, the theory of religious world projects, not economic, political or humanitarian, is needed, and so far I do not know of any other attempts to describe this side of objective reality.

    Those World Projects about which I write formed more or less definitively immediately after the War of the Roses in England and the Red Project is naturally associated with the Red Rose of Lancaster, emerged during the war as some kind of opposition and even denial of the White Rose of York, and the color of the rose was determined by the color of the Celtic Welsh dragon.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Dragon

    The White Rose in Irish, that is, in the Celtic Orthodoxy, symbolizes the Mother of God, but in York, which became the main place of resistance of the Orthodox Anglo-Saxons to the Catholic = anti-Christian invasion of Wilhelm the Bastard, the White Rose also became a symbol of the struggle against Catholicism, as an anti-Christian force and at the same time a symbol of unity of the Celts and Anglo-Saxons, the one that received baptism from the Irish Celts.

    And the Plantagenet dynasty, thanks to Henry II and especially to his uncle Henry I the Beauclerc and also to his wife, Yaroslav the Wise’s granddaughter, arose as a force trying to reconcile not only the Irish Orthodoxy of the Anglo-Saxons with the Catholic Normans, but also with the Orthodox Anglo-Saxons refugees in Russia and Byzantium, where they fled from the horrors of the Catholic conquest of Orthodox England seeking the protection of the Orthodox Normans of Rurik, and thus to stop the Fourth Crusade.

    And when the attempt failed, the Plantagenet started the Hundred Years War in France, where Catholic Christians organized the genocide of the Occitan, many of whom were relatives of their neighbors Aquitaines, through the wife of Henry II Alienor Aquitaine, who became subjects of the English crown. Thus, the Hundred Years War was also a religious war, since many of the Occitan were Orthodox, although some, opposing themselves to Catholics, along with dirty water, threw out the baby and became Cathars Albigenses.

    Thus, the Tudor dynasty that stopped this slaughter in England arose as a union of the Red Celts and White Anglo-Saxons against the Black Project, which insisted then and continues to insist now that the Fourth Crusade must be completed and Christianity destroyed forever.

    And who then was the Black Project in this War of the Roses?

    These are just those who started this war in order to exterminate the Plantagenets who betrayed the Fourth Crusade, and whom the second Tudor Henry VIII deemed necessary to exterminate in England completely, as the primary cause of this war.

    Naturally, I refer to the Catholic monasteries, primarily the monasteries of the Cistercians – the monastic order which was created by the “holy” Bernard of Clairvaux – the initiator of the Anti-Slav Northern Crusades, who wrote the statute of the Templars Order, invented racial anti-Semitism and in the person of Pope Anacletus II, destroyed the possibility to heal the Great Schism before the end of the Fourth Crusade.

    In the end, the Fourth Crusade was stopped by Chinggis Khan’s invasion, and if there was an Orthodox project in Russia it would begin by explaining to the Orthodox people that Alexander Nevsky became a saint not only because he accepted the vow taken by orthodox monks, but also because he stood before the choice between recognizing himself as a vassal of the Teutonic Order, demanding the abandoning of the Orthodoxy, and obedience to the tolerant Batu Khan, and he chose Orthodoxy and entry into the Mongolian Empire.

    But between these events and the Hundred Years War in Western Europe, another attempt was made to return to Christianity, undertaken by Thomas Aquinas and Duns Scotus under the auspices of the White Project, which was not crowned with success, since Russia was already part of the Mongol Empire, and in the West almost nothing was known about Russia.

    Nevertheless, Thomas Aquinas has succeeded in many ways since he was able to draw knowledge for his Theological Summa from the Jews and Muslims of Spain.

    In particular, it was based on the books of Maimonides and Al-Ghazali, and therefore ecumenism in Western Europe does not have that anti-Christian significance, which is not surprising since at that time the main anti-Christian force was the Crusaders, and Jews and Muslims were much closer to Christ than the Catholics of Western Europe

    Meanwhile, the civil war in the US, which in fact is the World Civil War, is again the union of the Red and White Projects against the Black in the Anglo-Saxon world and again the positions of the parties are determined by their attitude towards Islam and Orthodoxy.

    That’s why I started the introduction to the New York sms rumors began with the absence of the Orthodox world project and the crisis of the scientific method that arose in Western Europe, largely due to the disputes of Thomas Aquinas and Duns Scotus with William of Occam.

    The problem is that even in the days of Shakespeare, even the sailors knew these circumstances and understood perfectly well what Shakespeare alluded to by putting the beginning of the War of the Roses at the Templar headquarters in London, and why he declares the Catholic saint Jeanne D’Arc to be a witch, and now all that is remembered by the British aristocrats only, and not all of them.

    To be continued…

  34. 16 year old girl at the wheel of the SUV… filled with illegals all having lined the pockets of cartels…. the paramilitary gangs of Mexico. And the stash houses?

    “tens of thousands of homes, hotels, and other buildings” owned by whom? who pays the rent? the mortgage? who benefits?

    In the suburban homes, a family lives downstairs in a typical two story House. neighbors know but won’t talk- they fear the gangs. Upstairs filled to capacity, reeking of urine, Mexico’s best.

    Who benefits?

    cheap food. Republican “farmer” owned corn fields exploiting fake document bearer Christhian Rivera, killer of young Mollie in Iowa?

    who benefits?

    cheap labor means cheap hotel rooms, baby boomers on vacation. Eat at the chain restaurant – washing their dishes. Land holders and property owners, vacancies down…. pump up that rent.

    who benefits?

    Democrats spinning the tale of the sympathetic America, so Grand in its Noble virtue, enabling the full flowering of human potential (pass the kleenex, I’m getting misty)

    • Ol' Scratch August 28, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

      Nice use of dry sarcasm today!

    • Janos Skorenzy August 28, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

      Daddy Tibberts says Mexicans are just Iowans with better food. Cuck Con Five. He did all but say it was an honor for his daughter to be killed by an undocumented immigrant. No wonder she was confused with parents like this.

      • Tate August 28, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

        Sad but predictable. We have to understand that her parents were indoctrinated before her into the approved thought patterns that the Luciferian elites have been pushing through their control of media & entertainment for generations. As a healthy palliative, read Ron Unz’s latest article in his American Pravda series concerning Holocaust Denial (not directly related to this subject but what ties it in with this is the hyper-control & vicious suppression of dissident voices.)

  35. outsider August 28, 2018 at 11:37 am #

    I’d never heard of John W Huber. If he was tasked by little Jeff Sessions to dig up dirt on Trump’s many enemies, what’s taking him so long, and why has he not been heard from since April? Perhaps Sessions has surreptitiously removed Huber from his position as Trump has dumped on him one too many times. I now see Sessions as an enemy of potus, although, since his day of recusal, I’ve never viewed him as an ally. Maybe he was a Clinton mole all along.

    • outsider August 28, 2018 at 11:50 am #

      Why do I view Sessions as an enemy of Trump? Well, it’s quite obvious that Trump has wanted him to resign for some time. But, for political reasons, Trump does not want to fire him – at least until after the midterms. Sessions, if he is an honorable man, should never have taken the job in the first place, since he had planned to recuse himself from anything to do with Russia. The fact that he hid this from Trump, and has refused to step down as AG, is inexcusable and shows he is a man of zero integrity. Just another one of Trump’s horrible cabinet picks.

      • FincaInTheMountains August 28, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

        Sessions, if he is an honorable man, should never have taken the job in the first place

        Perhaps, he wanted to take 10 billion from Hillary instead.

  36. Janos Skorenzy August 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

    freedomoutpost.com/the-truth-is-that-john-songbird-mccain-was-a-traitor/

    An extraordinary and relentless enemy of the American People. Once he crashed his plane into a carrier, causing a fire that cost the lives of many sailors. Besides his overt evil, he was a confirmed, entitled, and reckless asshole. He was flying too low and against orders when he got shot down in Vietnam.

    • Walter B August 28, 2018 at 3:59 pm #

      I don’t think he crashed his plane into the carrier Janos, I am pretty sure he fired a rocket into the other planes while sitting there.

      history.com/this-day-in-history/rocket-causes-deadly-fire-on-aircraft-carrier

      • Janos Skorenzy August 28, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

        Why the hell did he do that? He should have been thrown out of the navy for that – after spending time in the “brig” – if that’s the right word. He fired on his own side.

        • Walter B August 28, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

          I do not know but it IS consistent with the rest of his life is it not?

        • Tate August 28, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

          “McCain’s book skips over the weeks after the Forrestal fire, but Timberg says that the young naval officer spent the months of August and September 1967 “unsure of his status.” Following McCain’s application for a transfer to the Oriskany, his orders were delayed, and in September he returned to his home in Jacksonville, Fla. There, an old friend, Chuck Larson, saw a change in McCain: The pilot was discouraged about his future. McCain confided to Larson that he might have to get out of the Navy because, in the words of the Timberg biography, “his past had become a burden” and “whenever he joined a new outfit he was dismayed that his reputation for mayhem had preceded him.”7 Aside from any questions about his Forrestal actions, McCain had, in his short Navy career, crashed two planes and flown a third into power lines in Spain because of, as he put it, “daredevil clowning.”8

          truthdig.com/articles/investigating-john-mccains-tragedy-at-sea/

          • Walter B August 29, 2018 at 8:48 pm #

            I do not know if you spent any time in the military or not Tate, but if you did then you understand that general’s sons (and I would think admiral’ s as well) Make silver spooners look like migrant farm workers. The military is the ultimate nepotism gig.

          • Tate August 30, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

            There was that plot device in The Caine Mutiny where the golden boy refuses to have strings pulled to get himself a plum assignment on another ship but that’s probably the rare exception in real life. That’s just Hollywood sentimentality designed to boost patriotic morale. Anybody thinking coldly would take advantage of their connections even if it is wrong.

            I read somewhere an analysis by some armchair psychologist (for what it’s worth) that McCain’s recklessness as a pilot was an act of rebellion against his family tradition. Whatever. There could be some truth in that.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 28, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

        “Terry” backs Black South Africa against her own people. The betrayal of the former Colony is now compleat. Go to Dailystormer to see her awkward dancing.

        amren.com/news/2018/08/britain-supports-legal-land-reform-in-sa-says-theresa-may/#disqus_thread

  37. FincaInTheMountains August 28, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

    PM Medvedev for the 9th day is MIA – not showing his ass in the public.

    Looks like Russian pension reform hit a copper pan with a bang, and the name Donald Trump is engraved on that pan!

  38. janet August 28, 2018 at 5:25 pm #

    I was at Fort Campbell visiting my daughter and son-in-law the summer of the election…”

    So, an anecdote, from two years ago, nullifies AMVETS which has more than 250,000 members. And who lives in a fantasy world? LOL!

    You are a militarist, Walter B. What you believe in is the brute force of the armed forces. You do not believe in the God who said to “love your enemies.”

    Abolish the armed forces, remove their commander in chief, and embrace the Prince of Peace. Walk your talk instead of letting trained murderers, trained to kill on command, do it for you.

    • Walter B August 28, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

      I served my time in the military as do all of those young men and women who do so now. Ninety-nine percent of us never hurl a single human being in doing so, nor will most who serve in the future. It is you and your deviant compadres who serve murderers like the Clinton Crime Cartel and the Cast Out One. It is you that are the servants of evil. Be gone foul spirit, you fool only yourself here. Why you are kept around defies explanation, you are foul, vile, and corruption incarnate.

      • Ol' Scratch August 28, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

        She’s being an ornery little shit today, isn’t she? They can often be that way at her age. Hopefully she’ll grow out of it soon.

        • Walter B August 28, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

          You think she is young? I get the impression that she is a grizzled old hag. Rode hard, put up wet.

  39. janet August 28, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

    From the Army Times:

    We asked, you voted: 89 percent said no to Trump’s military parade.

    An overwhelming majority of military do NOT support Trump.

    • janet August 28, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

      Why would the military support Trump when he disses one of theirs. Trump came under harsh criticism for his lack of compassion for war hero McCain. The national commander of the American Legion, a large veterans’ organization, wrote in a statement, “I strongly urge you to make an appropriate presidential proclamation noting Senator McCain’s death and legacy of service to our nation, and that our nation’s flag be half-staffed through his interment.”

      A spokesman for the American Legion said the organization heard from a White House staffer after Trump’s proclamation who thanked the veterans’ group for its pointed statement.

      “We were happy to see the White House move in the right direction,” American Legion spokesman Joe Plenzler said. “It’s symbolic. But it’s important.”

      A source close to the White House said other staffers had been privately hoping that Trump would change his mind about releasing a full, respectful statement honoring McCain along with the proclamation ordering flags to fly at half-staff.

      Finally Trump flipped and decided to honor the military. Trump himself avoided military service, saying his form of service was avoiding STDs in lower Manhattan.

      • Ol' Scratch August 28, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

        McCain a “war hero?” You need to get out more, you little miscreant.

        • Walter B August 28, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

          Apparently large doses of penicillin have serious side effects.

        • malthuss August 29, 2018 at 10:53 am #

          who lost the only PT boat in World war 2?

          • Walter B August 29, 2018 at 2:04 pm #

            Quinton McHale?

    • Ol' Scratch August 28, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

      You’re slipping Lil’ J-Bot. The fact that they didn’t support a PARADE has nothing to do with supporting Trump or not. No self-respecting GI EVER wants to dress up in Class A’s and parade around like a little toy soldier. The military’s been like that forever. The fact that Trump (or his advisers) asked for it in the first place might indicate he has a tin ear for military affairs (surprise!), but not much else. Now put that copy of Army Times back on the rack in the library and get back to whatever else it is you do to amuse yourself in Study Hall these days.

      • Walter B August 28, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

        You could not be more correct Scratch. I can never forget marching in review on The Plain in July and August dressed in an unbearably hot wool jacket and tar bucket as a crowd of civilians and dignitaries cheered comfortably from the stands. It was definitely NOT fun, although recalling those occasions 40 some odd years later makes for great and proud memories. Nope parades suck!

      • janet August 28, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

        “The fact that they didn’t support a PARADE has nothing to do with supporting Trump” –Ol’ Scratch

        Trump is the Commander in Chief. When he wants a parade the way you support Trump is to give him a parade. The grunts said “no” because the rank and file do not support Trump. Otherwise, when Trump says he wants a military parade they would have said, “Sir, Yes, Sir!” instead of “Fuck off, draft dodger!”

        • Walter B August 28, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

          I think you are confusing Mr. Trump with Barry Obama.

          • janet August 28, 2018 at 8:02 pm #

            Obama did not dodge the draft. Trump did several times by lying.

          • Walter B August 28, 2018 at 8:17 pm #

            Obama could not be drafted. Besides the fact that there was no draft when he would have been eligible, his citizenship was always questionable. Of course his records are all sealed, so we will never know for sure. Sealed records, that strikes a bell does it not?

          • janet August 28, 2018 at 10:50 pm #

            Obama’s citizenship was never questionable. Obama was born in the United States. Even racist Trump said so, after Trump lied about Obama for five years.

        • Ol' Scratch August 29, 2018 at 11:47 am #

          Specious logic, as usual, Lil’ J-Bot.

  40. Tate August 28, 2018 at 7:09 pm #

    Why Priests Won’t Protest Violations of Clerical Celibacy
    FR. ATHANASIUS FORNWALT, FHS

    crisismagazine.com/2018/why-priests-wont-speak-out-over-violations-of-clerical-celibacy

    Author’s note: The following essay is inspired by the testimonies of my brother priests along with elements of my own experience. It is not a testimonial nor does it reflect my current experience of seminary or priestly life at Sacred Heart Major Seminary where I currently study nor the local Churches where I serve. I write it for the sake of those laity or clergy who struggle to understand the impact of grooming within the Church.

    In the beginning of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago, the former Siberian concentration camp prisoner and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature explains the frightening reality of “arrest” in Soviet Russia. “Arrest” startles and shocks. The soldiers, and the bosses who direct the arrest, bewilder the detainees. Confusion is the first phase of torture. Its purpose is to confound the fight/flight instinct into a passive reserve: you freeze. Such a moment, that moment when you should fight for your life but instead become coolly resigned, is the origin of the psychological torture in a Siberian prison camp.

    Such can be the confusion of a seminarian—zealous, driven, excited—when he moves in to the seminary or a religious house of formation and realizes that he is not where he intends to be. Instead of entering an institution designed for living the Gospel and forming men to be preachers and teachers of that Gospel, they discover that they are prisoners in a highly pretentious environment, filled with unbelief, immorality, and constant power games. As an example, I offer the following parable which I’ve pieced together from a number of different priests’ accounts.

    The confusion begins when you meet an effeminate classmate. The effeminate tendencies in this classmate may be easily ignored at first. You think, “young men are not always fully formed.” They just haven’t developed strong masculine traits yet. Thus, you accept it as a normal happening in humanity and presume that these traits will be charitably formed by the seminary community into strong masculine traits that befit a father.

    But this assessment changes once you notice one, two, or maybe most of the priest on the faculty or formation staff also have effeminate traits. These traits manifest as constant and oftentimes public sarcasm which then devolves into private gossip, or maybe personal secrets. Many times you don’t know why you’re being told certain stories and you don’t want to respond to gossip or sarcasm, but you realize that this is the common language of the seminary and so, to get along and to be a well-integrated member of your new society, you learn the language despite the knowledge, by faith and reason, that gossip and sarcasm are an abnormal way to interact in society (Col. 3:8).

    On the other hand, in a healthy context, heterosexual young adult males focus on developing their masculinity. They look to strong male role models to imitate and to gain wisdom. Young men require healthy physical contact in sports and need to work with their hands. They like to be challenged—challenged to become holy and to develop holy friendships. They strive to be moral in their private affairs and public conduct.

    But the confusion grows into a certain indignation when you realize that your effeminate classmate is not growing in masculine characteristics. Rather, the effeminate characteristics are amplified. Also, you presumed that it would be difficult for your effeminate friend to make friends, but now realize that he has more friends than you. He is chummy with the effeminate formators and a star student for faculty members. He excels in gossip and sarcasm, and is quite the extraverted ‘life of the party’ on the weekends, especially when alcohol is involved.

    Imagine the seminarian’s sense of loneliness. Without a strong moral unity, it is difficult for anyone to develop healthy emotional bonds. He may have a small group of like-minded, heterosexual friends and this can be some consolation. Yet, rather than feeling like a band of brothers preparing for battle, the group forms a bunker mentality. Some become blind with rage while others are complicit in other immoral behavior with the deviant society. But most men are dazed and confused or blissfully naïve. These men can very easily become a “smokescreen” in the public gaze on the seminary because of their sincere excitement for the pure gospel. These same heterosexual seminarians will be groomed to be enablers to the broken society. For these men are formed to live as if tolerance is the premier Christian virtue. We must tolerate sinful behavior and support those who engage in it because “who are we to judge?”

    The moment comes for most of these good men when they are tempted to compromise their personal integrity and values. They hear a story, they see some impropriety, or they are propositioned for sex. The question is whether to blow the whistle or not, to tell an authority or not. Those who are wise realize that everything may be on the line. If they give in to temptation they will be blackmailed for life.

    Imagine the seminarian’s discouragement when he brings his confusion to a spiritual or formation director for advice and his concerns are disregarded. Indeed, often he is blamed for others’ bad behavior or told that he lacks the maturity to understand. Or the situation is portrayed in a way that implies that the only person who is abnegating moral responsibility is the seminarian who voiced the complaint. He might be accused of being disloyal, anti-social, or maybe he’s accused of instigating the illicit sexual behavior.

    Now imagine the confusion that the young seminarian feels in prayer when he brings to God the deviant sexual behavior within this society, the corruption within the community, and the betrayal that he experiences from those in authority. After all, this is God’s Church. Shouldn’t he be doing something about it? Can’t God find any man to “stand in the breach?”

    What tremendous desolation he experiences when he reflects on the lack of affirmation for good behavior (no good deed goes unpunished), and the multiform societal encouragement of bad behavior. Once, perhaps, the seminarian was self-assured. He knew he desired the good for himself and for others. But now he may come to believe lies that he is not a person concerned with the common good because in the seminary he is suspected and sometimes accused of being mean-spirited, uncharitable, or uptight. Thus, in the fog that clouds his mind, he begins to lose a grip on his values.

    Imagine again the loneliness that he experiences in his attempt to discern lifelong celibacy—the sacrifice of wife and children, his integration of his masculinity as he continues to mature into adulthood, his struggle to attain self-mastery amidst powerful urges. At the beginning of his spiritual enlightenment he looked eagerly upon joining a seminary, where he would live with likeminded men who were growing in the lifelong call to celibacy. Instead, he lives in a den of robbers.

    Imagine when the seminarian goes to confession and expresses his own struggles to integrate the virtue of chastity. He may receive encouragement to unchastity. He may be advised to keep private the knowledge of the societal disorder. He may be instructed to “stay under the radar” so that he will have a chance at being ordained someday. The last bit of advice may even come from a well-intentioned mentor.

    Thus, the primary moral formation that a heterosexual young adult male experiences as described in the above parable, is one of strict silence and passive complicity regarding sexual deviancy. These seminarians distrust authority. They fear for their future. They do not know who is friend and who is foe. Their development is arrested and even the best priests run the risk of being, as C.S. Lewis says, “men without chests.” While they may become nice pastors and reliable administrators, they remain in shock. They are frozen.

    Many of us priests were formed in an ice box that was so empty of real, human, chaste love that we have become suspicious of the sun. The spiritual vacuum of the homosexual subculture has left our clergy so bone-chillingly cold that virtues like courage, boldness, and truthfulness, once so joyfully demonstrated in the Acts of the Apostles, are very hard for many to summon. For the rest, they are complicit or they are still in Plato’s allegorical cave (and likewise they are afraid of the sun). When the faithful rightfully ask the good priests and bishops to stand up and speak out they may be confounded as to why so few actually do. Why do they remain silent? Arrest. Confusion. They are frozen.

    Love is a fire. Priests must reclaim their first love, fervor; we must return to our first love regardless of what has taken its place (Hos. 2:7). If we have not piously lived the Church’s moral teaching, enforced it among our own ranks, and clearly proclaimed it to the people, we must repent and return to our first love. It is our duty. And we will be judged. “Do not fear those who can kill the body (Lk. 12:4).” Fear God.

    Many priests have been inspired to the priesthood by St. John Paul II’s model of fatherhood, or the experience of baptism in the Holy Spirit, or some other encounter or example used by the Holy Spirit to lead them to the dignity of the priesthood. The Spirit is speaking to you today, “But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first (Rev. 2:4-5).”

    Fr. Athanasius Fornwalt, FHS
    By Fr. Athanasius Fornwalt, FHS
    Fr. Athanasius Fornwalt, FHS is one of the founding members of the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit in Phoenix, Arizona. He resides in Detroit, Michigan, at Greyfriars House of Studies as Master of Clerics. He is a student in the S.T.L. for the New Evangelization program at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

  41. Tate August 28, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

    In an article by Robert Oscar Lopez at the American Thinker website:

    americanthinker.com/articles/2018/08/what_to_expect_if_democrats_win_the_midterms.html

    the author describes how a dozen states have already banned ‘conversion therapy’ in terms so broad that many church ministries will be outlawed.

    “The LGBT movement is no longer worried about taking over state legislatures to stop religious liberty laws.  Soon they won’t have to do that.  They are gaining in power at the denominational governance level of Christian churches and changing doctrine so religious liberty will not even be an issue.  The religious position itself will be so thoroughly corrupted that no Christians will have ‘deeply felt’ convictions against homosexuality…”

    “… We hear constant sermons from Christian preachers that speak of standing by God’s word even in the face of popular criticism.  In anticipation of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, I spent months searching for people willing to sign on to a resolution affirming Christian sexual ethics and supporting churches’ rights to offer counseling in defiance of laws like California’s ‘stay gay’ bill….  I could not find a single person willing to back the resolution.  When I submitted it under my own name, it was killed in committee and never brought to the floor.”

    “Prudence calls for us to rally our troops to fight smear campaigns rigorously and to monitor the elections for voting fraud.  But let’s not dream unrealistic dreams.  If the Democrats win both houses of Congress, we should brace ourselves for the following probabilities:”

    Trump Will Be Impeached but Probably Not Removed from Office.

    “The Obama years spoiled the left.  With amazing speed, they developed an adolescent sense of entitlement, convinced themselves that their own propaganda is ‘fact,’ and believed they would never lose control of the government, culture, schools, churches, military, intelligence, and media.  While the left hates Trump with particular ferocity, any figure associated with the left’s loss of total national power would have provoked a knee-jerk temper tantrum.”

    “Under no conceivable scenario will the left control the House without impeaching Trump…  The trial in the House will consume the country, bog Trump in red tape, and stall the swamp-draining reforms until the presidential election in 2020.  It will probably be impossible to get 67 senators to vote to remove Trump, but the impeachment in the House will be enough to throw most of Trump’s housecleaning efforts into disarray.

    “In an impeachment situation, many conservatives will betray us and jump on whatever charges the left manages to articulate against Trump.  Too many on our side lack the willpower to resist coordinated message across major news outlets.  Some within Trump’s circle will also betray him.  The disunity and loss of morale will pose serious dangers to our movement, and we will likely see many federal agencies start to fall under the power of lingering Obama cronies.”

    Conversion Therapy Will Be Banned Nationally, and a Sexual Police State Will Be Born.

    “California’s extreme ‘stay gay’ bill fulfills the most important aspiration of the LGBT movement.  Marriage, military service, and even anti-discrimination laws all pale in importance beside the acquisition of a captive constituency.  Gays know that homosexual life is not enough to keep large numbers of people locked in their dating pool if they know how easy it is to get out of the gay scene and go straight.  (It is exceedingly easy, by the way.)  They need the world to signal belief of their fantasy that they were born gay.  They need self-questioning men and women to believe that it is more dangerous to get out of the gay lifestyle than it is to stay in it with all its epidemiological and psychological burdens.”

    “While blacks and Latinos provide Democrats with badly needed voting blocs, the gays and Muslims are indispensable sources of money.  A lot of rich people seem to have gay children (like the Gettys or Paul Singer), and Muslims enjoy the supply chain of money from the oil-rich Middle East.  What gays wants, Democrats provide – they’ve been trained like show poodles with all the cash gays have funneled to them over the years.  If the Democrats have enough votes in Congress to ban any defection from the homosexual life anywhere in the United States, they will avail themselves of the power.  Trump is not particularly worried about LGBT issues.  He may feel that evangelicals just care about wedding cake laws and won’t abandon him over conversion therapy.  Chances are, Trump will sign it.”

    “A national law against conversion therapy will create a sexual police state because it will allow the government to monitor a vast range of interactions that fall under ‘counseling.’  Churches, schools, medical professionals, and even bloggers like me will find themselves increasingly under the threat of lawsuits, loss of licenses, censorship, and social media mobbing unless they guarantee gay adults a steady pipeline of new gay recruits drawn from children and teenagers. With the massive push by gay groups like the Human Rights Campaign to flood schools and church youth groups with pro-gay propaganda, young people will be bombarded with cues designed to push them to experiment with homosexuality.  As with Hotel California, they will be able to check in, but they will not be able to check out.”

    “The far-ranging effects of such a change will far surpass what one might imagine at first glance.  First, the percentage of future generations that identifies as LGBT will be enormous.  It is already hovering between 16% and 33%, depending on which poll you look at.  This compares with earlier generations in which less than 2% of the population was gay or transgender.  The damage to our already frail fertility rate will necessitate more immigration to make up for drops in births.  The market demand for children by design will fuel more genetic engineering, adoption on demand, and child-trafficking, as millions of couples incapable of reproducing will expect society to give them children.”

    “Worst of all, a system of child sex abuse will develop far worse than anything we have ever seen.  The pro-LGBT educators tend to emphasize ‘consent’ as the main factor determining healthy sex.  With so much pro-gay messaging overwhelming children, many young people will consent to sex under terms that will have the effects of abuse but will not qualify legally as abuse.  The after-effects of their grooming and coercive initiation into sodomy will not be treatable because of laws criminalizing any counseling that casts homosexuality in a negative light…”

    • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

      Great articles. What a incredibly strange system of Tyranny that is shaping up. A “Sexual Police State”. In Europe and Canada, conservative ministers who preach against the Love that Won’t Shut Up have already been imprisoned at times.

    • GreenAlba August 29, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

      The far-ranging effects of such a change will far surpass what one might imagine at first glance. First, the percentage of future generations that identifies as LGBT will be enormous. It is already hovering between 16% and 33%, depending on which poll you look at.

      Like I said, I’m trying to ingore Deep Tate trolling, but the only thing that’s ‘hovering’ here is the Angel of Bulshittery.

      Sometimes you chuck out such a level of complete and utter eye-watering drivel that it has to be refuted in case some poor soul is taking your ‘statistics’ seriously and getting scared. Perhaps that’s what you rely on.

      news.gallup.com/poll/234863/estimate-lgbt-population-rises.aspx

      So, yeah, it depends on which poll you look at. You can look at a reputable one or you can look at the Deep Tate’s diversionary one that was mined from the annals of bellendry. That’s ‘annals,’ Tate, before you get triggered.

      Meantime, the number of LGBT people in the US is estimated at 4.5%. The ‘T’ bit accounts for about 0.3%. Sensible people will get on with their day. If they want to worry, they can worry about the machinations of the 1% and their enablers, who will do them far more harm than imaginary gays hiding behind metaphorical bushes.

      • GreenAlba August 29, 2018 at 4:07 pm #

        *Bullshittery*. Don’t you to have to do any gilding.

      • Tate August 29, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

        Sixteen per cent:

        bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/05/24/nearly-percent-year-olds-mass-identify-lgbt-according-new-report/L1Ayxd3l6KoyDUDtiQiz1I/story.html

        Thirty-three per cent:

        telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/05/two-thirds-generation-z-identify-exclusively-heterosexual/

        • GreenAlba August 29, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

          Apples and oranges, Tate. A third of ‘generation Z’ isn’t a third of the population.

          • GreenAlba August 29, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

            Tell me again when they’ve been adults for a while.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

            You’re missing the point: this is a new and extraordinary trend. Give it another decade and see the catastrophe. Or do you think this is natural in some sense? That kids were always this way but were afraid to express it? Prove it.

          • Tate August 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

            Two-thirds. One-third identify as exclusively heterosexual, leaving two-thirds as LGBTQ.

          • Tate August 29, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

            Oops! My bad. One-third. Still, extraordinary.

          • GreenAlba August 30, 2018 at 8:07 am #

            Janos

            You’re missing the point: this is a new and extraordinary trend. Give it another decade and see the catastrophe. Or do you think this is natural in some sense? “

            What I think, Janos, is that it’s more likely a self-limiting condition. As society powers down (which I hope it will do gradually, rather than traumatically), people will naturally obsess less about the minutiae of their sexuality. It’s a fin de siècle-type obsession, to my mind, even though we’re not literally at a fin de siècle. But the feeling is the same, in that we don’t know where we’re headed.

            There won’t be money in future for operations for people to change their actual sexual characteristics, so they’ll just have to get on with accommodating their unhappiness or finding other ways to be happy. Fretting about unhappiness is a luxury that most of mankind historically didn’t have. It was enough to have food to eat, not be killed by marauders or enemy soldiers, and avoid being burned alive or otherwise tortured by people who insisted you believe what they believed. And, in addition, for women, not dying in childbirth or of syphilis given to you by your philandering husband.

            On the other hand, I don’t know if any of the current trend has been caused by the chemical soup we have chosen to make of our environment, with its ubiquitous plastics – if it is in any way implicated in current ‘gender-bending’ then what we owe to these people is a giant apology, not condemnation.

            I think your obsession with the subject is like your obsession with countries you’ve never been to. I don’t obsess about it at all. My six-year-old grandson is a normal six-year-old who is obsessed with cars, tractors and his mum’s second-hand iPad (for computer games with crashing cars and mega-trucks).

            He’s never seen a transgender person. He had lunch recently with my gay nephew, who was in Edinburgh for the Fringe. The wee fella doesn’t know my nephew is gay (a) because he doesn’t know what ‘gay’ means and (b) because my nephew just looks and behaves like the other male members of our family, who don’t talk about their sexuality either. Over lunch we talk about the things other people talk about over lunch. People other than you, that is.

        • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 7:02 pm #

          lol

          I remember as a 16 year old we’d occasionally get these government ‘tests’ or ‘questionaires’ about different topics, and we’d have a contest about who could spell METALLICA on the fill in bubbles the fastest.

          I wouldn’t take any of this stuff very seriously.

          • GreenAlba August 30, 2018 at 8:24 am #

            I quite agree, Pete A. And depending how you word these things you can get people to ‘believe’ all sorts about themselves.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

            She loves it when people don’t take things seriously so her people can keep driving society over the edge.

    • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 9:17 pm #

      what are you posting about Finca?

      you need a good woman to talk to . Maybe you already do, I don’t know. She probably sick of all this stuff 🙂 ha ha

  42. Tate August 28, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

    The real Eyes Wide Shut

    youtube.com/watch?v=oUlStJ__UuU

  43. FincaInTheMountains August 28, 2018 at 8:09 pm #

    Why would the military support Trump when he disses one of theirs == janet

    General Flynn is one of the most famous and respected military intelligence officers of the United States. In particular, he is known in the US Army for the position he took in relation to the Islamist terror with which the American army really had to fight in Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq.

    And this is not about overthrowing the governments of these countries during the so-called color revolutions, but about a real war with Islamists, which inevitably began in these countries after the victory of the “Benghazi Democrats”, “Moderate opposition to Asad” or “oppressed Kurds” of Iraq.

    This position more or less corresponds to the position of the greater part of the junior and middle command staff of the US Army, and possibly the higher one too (except, of course, the appointees of Hillary Clinton).

    And this outlook is largely determined by their hatred of politicians and intelligence services that send soldiers to die in Muslim countries, and themselves behind their back make deals with the enemy – Islamic terrorists.

    • Walter B August 28, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

      Speaking of Islamists, my absolute favorite presidential candidate, Allen West (he’s black baby) addressed the issue quite succinctly:

      youtube.com/watch?v=TkGQmCZjJ0k

      Such a shame that when we finally had a “black” president he turned out to be such a shitty one, and even more depressing when so many qualified blacks could have assumed the role and done well.

      • janet August 28, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

        Obama was not Black. Obama had a white mother, white grandparents, and grew up in white fly-over country with white values.

        • Walter B August 28, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

          I have a black friend that ran down the list of blackness once, starting with “Nairobi Blue Blacks” to “Mocha Choco Java’s” so I understand the system by which the brown people judge each other. It’s a good thing that only white people can be considered racist or you guys would be in serious trouble.

        • Walter B August 28, 2018 at 8:54 pm #

          Here ya go sweetlips:

          youtube.com/watch?v=dYbuNigxyds

  44. janet August 28, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

    Meanwhile, out in left field, more Americans die with incompetent Republican presidents. Elect Democratic presidents, save lives.

    2975 deaths under Donald J Trump. Puerto Rico’s government raised its official Hurricane Maria death toll to 2,975. Trump throws paper towels.

    2966 deaths under George W Bush, with the Twin Towers collapse 2,996 people were killed (including the 19 Saudi hijackers). Bush walks holding hands with Saudi princes, then shuts down the Bin Laden desk investigating the deaths and trying to find Bin Laden.

    Traitors. Enemies of the people. Indifferent to the deaths of the military they send into harm’s way.

  45. beantownbill. August 28, 2018 at 10:27 pm #

    I couldn’t care less if a person is a tranny, gay, atheist, Black, religious fanatic or communist if they solve our energy issue. That so many CFN posts are about these people shows the deep state’s diversionary tactics are working.

    • janet August 28, 2018 at 10:53 pm #

      I care is they are anti-semitic.

      • beantownbill. August 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #

        Yes, the anti-semitism displayed here is dismaying, annoying and scary.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

          What about the Anti-Gentilism? Oh, that’s not a thing? Why not? Everyone testifying against Trump is Jewish.

      • elysianfield August 29, 2018 at 11:40 am #

        I care is they are anti-semitic.

        Janet,
        I care is you should check your posts for errors before hitting the “reply” button….

    • Tate August 28, 2018 at 11:24 pm #

      It’s a false dichotomy. There is no lack of effort to “solve our energy issue.” Meanwhile, if our country further fractures based on the radical calls for change of the groups you mentioned to disinherit the founding population of this country, it won’t matter if there is a solution to our energy issue.

      • beantownbill. August 29, 2018 at 11:10 am #

        What dichotomy? My point is that the survival of the human race is of paramount importance (although I sometimes wonder, why bother?), not a person’s affiliation.

        • Tate August 29, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

          What dichotomy? The dichotomy that criticizes any posts that don’t stay in the sandbox about the “energy issue.” As if no one should post here about anything else. As if it has to be one thing or the other & that it cannot be a multitude of things.

          No one is imposing a moratorium on you to pursue your interests here by making comments about the “energy issue.” So go ahead, blast away. But the fact of the matter is, it doesn’t seem to gain a lot of traction as I have discovered whenever I do post about the “energy issue.” But even if it did, I doubt that you would be satisfied, since what you really seem to want is conformity with your point of view.

          That’s your real issue, that there are those of us who disagree with you on occasion.

    • GreenAlba August 29, 2018 at 9:50 am #

      Indeed. I’m doing my best to avoid the Deep Tate and its diversions these days, though.

      • GreenAlba August 29, 2018 at 9:52 am #

        That was a reply to Beantownbill’s sensible post. Although religious fanatics need to be watched, whatever flavour they are, since by definition they don’t respect civil or civic values.

        • beantownbill. August 29, 2018 at 11:15 am #

          I don’t mind if someone’s a religious fanatic – as long as they don’t try to force their beliefs upon others. However, that may be mutually exclusive.

          • GreenAlba August 29, 2018 at 11:34 am #

            My position exactly. I just said they needed to be watched – not sent for ‘conversion therapy’ à la Mr T.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

            In other words, you want to ban conversion therapy but without saying so, pretending that’s it’s the other side who is against individual rights – as if it is being forced on people. You are the one forcing by denying people their right to try it.

            Tate is an Old Man who would make a fine Dictator. I support him. Or you can have me. Neither? Then you’ll take Sweden.

          • GreenAlba August 29, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

            Oh, quelle surprise… ‘in other words’…

            That’s a word salad that would be unpalatable with any kind of dressing. I don’t think even you know what you’re saying. But you certainly don’t have any idea what I’m saying.

        • Tate August 29, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

          Another “sensible” comment from the Content Development Specialist of Albion who wants to regulate & ‘polish up’ the content of every post here. “Those pesky Yanks! Always twittering on about their free speech rights! How can they?!” LMAO.

          On a related note, looks like the president has now sent the first broadside against Twitter, Google & Facebook for their egregious censorship of the Internet. The noose is tightening & their cabal is starting to sweat.

          • GreenAlba August 29, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

            Free speech rights mean when you lie I can call you out on it, Deep Tate, which I’m about to. Your sillier ‘opinions’ on the other hand, are of no interest.

            CDS is a silly name invented by someone above my pay grade some 10 years ago, in a particular firm. It’s not my job title, DT. If I could be arsed I’d tell you what I do, but I just can’t be.

  46. janet August 28, 2018 at 10:41 pm #

    “if they solve our energy issue.” –beantown bill

    Yet so many people voted for Trump and he is not going to solve our energy issue. He is going to continue the same swamp lobbyist infested coal and oil petro-economy that created our environmental problems. Didn’t you vote for Trump?

    I make energy related posts and the Trump people ignore them… I guess Qanon conspiracy theories are more interesting than practical solutions. Here is another example of a practical solution:

    A Twin Cities developer who recently completed one of Minnesota’s largest residential solar energy projects hopes that it serves as a model for future multi-family developments.

    The 452-kilowatt (kW) array at the Liberty Apartments and Townhomes in Golden Valley consists of more than 1,400 panels atop 55 townhouses, as well as on a clubhouse and a five-story apartment building.

    “I knew we could do this as an amenity,” said developer Todd Schachtman, who is a native of Golden Valley, an inner suburb of Minneapolis. “When you look at solar and multifamily real estate there are so many synergies.”

    • beantownbill. August 29, 2018 at 11:30 am #

      I wish my condo complex would add solar panels, but given the neighbors’ attitude to any new concept, I doubt it would ever happen.

      • Tate August 29, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

        Oh those impossible neighbors! Why can’t they be like me {piss piss moan moan} & be a good little lichen lying flat against a rock & soaking up the sun.
        Shades of ‘enry ‘iggins!

        • beantownbill. August 29, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

          I hate to tell you this, Tate, but you are a pathetic little man. Other than this and your anti-semitism, you’re not so bad.

          • Tate August 29, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

            Don’t beat around the bush, man, tell me how you really feel. Don’t pull any punches, just speak frankly. Give it to me straight. I want your honest opinion.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2018 at 2:22 am #

            “Anti-Semitism” – what utter nonsense. Only a deeply corrupt culture could have ever been gulled by such arrant absurdity.

      • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 9:26 pm #

        I’d imagine your rent, if you pay that, would increase a bit for that. I don’t know.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

      Put Leftists on giant rodent wheels and make them jog. That could solve much of the energy crisis. It’s either that or turn people into batteries a la the Matrix. I’m trying to be humane here. The motion generated can be converted into many kinds of power. Bill can supply the conversion ratio. This would also be good therapy for these people by getting them out of their crazy heads. Good exercise too of course. We don’t have to be cruel – they could listen to wholesome music while they jog – like Black Sabbath or Beethoven’s Ninth. Watch movies, etc.

      • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 9:24 pm #

        ha ha
        geez Janos

        or maybe take all the keystrokes from Kunstler’s blog here and convert that into something productive.

        ha ha

        • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 9:27 pm #

          keystrokes from those who respond on Kunstler’s blog LOL
          clarification

    • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 9:23 pm #

      ya well Janet, I hope we get more non-fossil fuel stuff going on here. But it can be a struggle. We aren’t very sunny, but we have some wind energy resources there in parts of the state.

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_Minnesota#/media/File:Fentonwindpark1.jpg

      Kind of a cool pic there, actually. Nice pastel color.

  47. janet August 28, 2018 at 10:52 pm #

    “Sealed records, that strikes a bell does it not?” –Walter B.

    The whole shebang will be busted wide open just as soon as Trump unseals his tax returns and makes them public. What is he hiding?

  48. janet August 28, 2018 at 11:10 pm #

    Meanwhile, out in left field…

    In a posting on November 1, 2017, Q said that on November 3 and 4, John Podesta, chair of Clinton’s 2016 campaign, would be arrested, military control would take hold, and “public riots would be organized in serious numbers to prevent the arrest and capture of more senior public officials. We will be initiating the Emergency Broadcast System (EMS) during this time in an effort to provide a direct message (avoiding the fake news) to all citizens.”

    Obviously, none of this happened. There were no public riots or mass arrests or the use of emergency broadcasts. (In fact, the Emergency Broadcast System went out of service in 1997, replaced by the Emergency Alert System.)

    Qanon is fake news.

    • janet August 28, 2018 at 11:24 pm #

      I am obviously not referring to Qshtik, CFN’s Q. I am referring to the Q of Qanon.

      JHK made reference to Qanon in this post. “That is if you ignore the janky info coming out of a woo-woo website called Qanon, which claims that his office is sitting on thousands of indictments of Deep Staters distributed far-and-wide through the government. Things that sound too good to be true usually are.”

      This is obviously false. Things that sound too good to be true usually are NOT true.

      QAnon, sometimes referred to as “the Storm,” is a conspiracy theory that’s swept social media and is starting to break into the mainstream, with Trump rally attendees in Florida on July 31, 2018 holding signs and wearing T-shirts emblazoned with “We are Q” and the conspiracy theory’s main catchphrase, “Where we go one, we go all.” Unfortunately, it seems our host is prone to believing conspiracy theories.

      • Tate August 29, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

        I’m convinced the Q phenomenon is a govt disinformation campaign to discredit & distract. And it seems to be working.

        • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 9:29 pm #

          maybe. The reaction by the MSM towards Q is pretty interesting. I wouldn’t think Q had any legit if it weren’t for the fact that dozens (?) or several dozen anti-Q articles came out by many MSM publications very close to each other and sound very similar. A glitch in the matrix? maybe

          • Tate August 30, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

            Maybe, maybe. Lots of maybes. Think about how it would look if they didn’t come out against Q. If Q is in fact a disinformation effort by the Deep State to discredit the right & make them look silly, then the optimal public stance is to denounce Q through the MSM even as, at the same time, they lend just enough credibility to Q’s claims to ensnare right-leaning people into a large & wasted sterile expenditure of energy. The whole purpose of this — if it is a Deep State campaign — is to redirect the energy of the right into what will be considered harmless channels of activism.

  49. janet August 28, 2018 at 11:42 pm #

    BERNIE SANDER’S REVOLUTION CONTINUES!

    Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum will win the Democratic nomination for governor of Florida, CNN projects, scoring a major victory for the party’s progressive wing while taking another step toward becoming the state’s first black chief executive.

    Backed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and a coalition of progressive groups, Gillum upset former Rep. Gwen Graham, who led in the polls for most of the campaign. He led a field of five competitive candidates in which he was the only non-millionaire — and only supporter of “Medicare for all” single-payer health care. Gillum is the first black candidate to win a major-party gubernatorial nomination in Florida.

    • janet August 28, 2018 at 11:44 pm #

      The four millionaires lost out to the non-millionaire. Money does not talk. Ideas talk. We are a nation of ideals, as McCain said, not a nation of blood and soil and tribal warfare.

      • Tate August 29, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

        We’ll see how long we last as strictly a nation of ideals & not one underpinned by folk. I predict not very much longer but that’s just my opinion. The experiment was undertaken at the insistence of hostile elite interests in 1965. A slow-cooking-the-frog experiment. Look where it’s brought us to at this point. How many noticed, you say? Oh that’s right, it was a slow-cooking-the-frog experiment. It’s not over yet, I’m afraid. John McCain, bless his everlasting soul, grew up in a generation of traitors who were schooled by traitors, so you don’t blame a ‘maverick’ horse for its proclivity to do harm, you just shoot it. But what do you do with a whole generation of ‘mavericks.’ You tear down the corral, pick up stakes & let the tumbleweeds take over.

  50. capt spaulding August 29, 2018 at 12:14 am #

    You should post more, Janet. No, really, you should post lots more, especially lots of posts one right after another, those are the best. Jesus Christ is this all you have to do with your life? Don’t you own a vibrator or something? Although I guess if you did, you could type one handed and wield the wild wand with the other, although satisfying yourself on two different levels at once might require you to be scraped off the ceiling afterwards.

    • Walter B August 29, 2018 at 7:57 am #

      This started bothering me too a while back capt, so I started my own interface with it and have been analyzing the results. From what I have been able to gather here, this is a data mining operation either by a program or by a paid individual or individuals. The Internet is well monitored as we all understand and although some fear that they will control or limit it, I believe that they will utilize it to monitor us all, search out and identify malcontents, and promote the company agenda. Our host may not even have a choice as to whether he can allow it or not. It is probably best to ignore it totally and never respond to any of the gibberish, as difficult as that may be.

      • messianicdruid August 29, 2018 at 8:40 am #

        Maybe they should pay more attention to what MATTERS.

        “The Chinese wrote code that was embedded in the server, which was kept in Clinton’s residence in upstate New York. The code generated an instant “courtesy copy” for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company, according to the sources.

        The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that virtually all of Clinton’s emails were sent to a “foreign entity,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, said at a July 12 House Committee on the Judiciary hearing. He did not reveal the entity’s identity, but said it was unrelated to Russia.

        Two officials with the ICIG, investigator Frank Rucker and attorney Janette McMillan, met repeatedly with FBI officials to warn them of the Chinese intrusion, according to a former intelligence officer with expertise in cybersecurity issues, who was briefed on the matter. He spoke anonymously, as he was not authorized to publicly address the Chinese’s role with Clinton’s server.”

        thegatewaypundit.com/2018/08/huge-chinese-penetrated-crookeds-private-server-fbi-was-notified-but-re…

        Among those FBI officials was Peter Strzok, who was then the bureau’s top counterintelligence official. Strzok was fired this month following the discovery he sent anti-Trump texts to his mistress and co-worker, Lisa Page. Strzok didn’t act on the information the ICIG provided him, according to Gohmert.

        • Walter B August 29, 2018 at 8:54 am #

          Of course they should pay more attention to what matters, but they cannot control China and events prove this to be the case. They CAN however control us and so these incompetents avoid issues that they cannot deal with and concentrate on the paths of least resistance which is controlling us. After all, as the levels of incompetence become more and more publically acknowledged, controlling the general public will become even more critical than dealing with the big picture problems.

          • ozone August 29, 2018 at 9:29 am #

            “…as the levels of incompetence become more and more publically acknowledged, controlling the general public will become even more critical than dealing with the big picture problems.”

            Walter,
            That’s a very incisive comment, and that’s exactly what they *have* done and will *continue* to do until the boot is well and truly firmly placed on all our necks. What I find the most abhorrent is that it’s all done in the name of greed. (IMHO, this is how most nations dissolve and the citizenry is betrayed.)

        • volodya August 29, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

          Thing is they don’t know what to do about China seeing as America’s industrial back-bone now sits on Chinese soil under the thumb of the Chinese regime and its military and police enforcement arms. Threaten China? How? Abrogate US government debt? That’s one way. But even after the Chinese write off a trillion or two, they still have all those American assets (or should I say FORMERLY American assets) on their soil and all that intellectual property and technology that was either swiped by the Chinese or voluntarily handed over by US companies as a condition of doing business in China.

      • ozone August 29, 2018 at 10:20 am #

        “The Internet is well monitored as we all understand and although some fear that they will control or limit it, I believe that they will utilize it to monitor us all, search out and identify malcontents, and promote the company agenda. Our host may not even have a choice as to whether he can allow it or not.”

        Walter,
        Some may call me overly paranoid or cynical (well, “they” can go right ahead; there’s a LOT of skeevy shit going down these days and days of yore that’s suddenly seeing the light of day), but I’m damn certain that JHK has been threatened with the shut-down of his “miserable whiny little blog” (ZeroHedge “poster”) if he tries to block the access of gov’t. paid trolls and diversionary and divisive entities. Thereby, his missives are diluted and real discussion of them is distracted from, suppressed and trivialized.
        FREE SPEEEECH, MUTHAFUCKAS!! (Yeah right… some speak a lot more freely than others, especially when it’s their job to do so…)

        Just looking at the ham-handed attempt of pretending that the “jans” represent both ends of the political spectrum** through repetitious and diarrheal postings. It’s ridiculous and deliberately provocative. Yes, the “collectors” are building profiles from the responses of real people. Who might be capable of mounting an *actual* 4th generation resistance when things get squeaky and the chips need implanting for access to scrip and food?

        **BTW, these supposed representations of the political spectrum are obviously the wonky and skewed perceptions of “news” outlets, think-tanks and DC bubble-dwellers and their handmaidens in the well-funded ivory towers. Believing that everyone is numb and dumb and incapable of nuanced critical thinking will be the undoing of the status quo. Look what’s happening to Brennan and his Bro’s; their protections have been removed and they’re forced to continue lying in broad daylight instead of their usual “undisclosed locations” through willing sops-to-power mouthpieces. Venal plots and manipulations that have destroyed millions of lives are being exposed.

        As an example, speculation is becoming firmer that “various agencies” are arming ALL sides and factions in the GWOT’s eminently justifiable Afghan war simply to make weapons-makers wealthy. Ain’t that freedom-and-democracy blooming like a precious poppy? If such speculation becomes fact and common knowledge to the “troops”, how do you think they’ll view their “jobs” of persuasion by threat of death?

        • Walter B August 29, 2018 at 10:46 am #

          How uplifting to see another one who “get’s it” ozone. Those who rule over us have achieved their power, their wealth through violence and murder for profit so that is what they project onto us and fear the most. Personally I do not believe that many Americans would resort to violence under any circumstance, though there would certainly be a few that might make feeble attempts. As for me, I have come to understand the truth in ways that they could never understand and that is that all of this, all that they covert, all that they hoard unto themselves has little to no value. They can have it and good luck with that.

          “I would much rather be arrested, tortured and executed by my own, corrupt government for my belief in Jesus Christ than for being a “terrorist”. I am firmly convinced beyond all doubt that the criminal scum that perpetrate abuse on the masses that they have sworn to protect and rule over with justice will receive far greater punishment than I could ever administer in the here and now, by a force so almighty and omnipotent that they will surely be driven insane.”

          So let us speak freely and with as much candor and wisdom as we can muster until they come to take us away.

          youtube.com/watch?v=1aQnpBO01vg

        • K-Dog August 29, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

          “The Internet is well monitored

          And has been for years. A small army of mercenaries at work. Moving from strip mall to strip mall, offices never decorated, no potted plants, no company picnics. Apolitical people do best pounding away on the keyboards of old Pentium machines on card table desks. Do what the guidebook says to do, these these dinosaur PCs culled from the recycling scrap heap, enjoy new life patriotically flying digital flags.

          And what has been the effect on the Zeitgeist of this in our land of Marathon False Flag, boom booms. It has been very wicked. But the ride of our surveillance and censorship headless horseman has hardly begun.

          In a hypocritical embrace of government regulation, presidential economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday that the White House was considering regulating Google’s search engine, when President Donald Trump—after evidently “rage-googling” himself—expressed displeasure when he found only negative news in an early morning search.

          Speaking to reporters in on the White House lawn, hours after Trump tweeted that a “Trump news” search had turned up only negative coverage of his presidency, Kudlow shared that the administration was “taking a look” at whether the search engine should be regulated by the government.

          The gut-splitting funny part is that it already is regulated.

          • Tate August 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

            It can be argued that it can be regulated under existing anti-trust law. These companies are the digital-age equivalent of public utilities. As such, they must provide equal access to all points of view & not attempt to push out dissenting points of view.

            Where do you draw the line between ‘hate speech’ & ‘inconvenient truth speech’? If you draw the line too strictly, all you’ll get is kitten videos.

          • Tate August 29, 2018 at 4:17 pm #

            @James Edwards blog
            The Political Cesspool

            Unmuzzle the Right
            August 29, 2018

            Trump is putting pressure on the social media censors and we need to amplify it. Writing your bought and controlled elected officials is usually a waste of time, but in this instance I feel as though it might be worth the effort. Check out the message below that was sent to me by a TPC supporter in Texas. – James

            You have probably seen the brouhaha over Twitter, Facebook, and Google applying filters that even President Trump has commented on lately. This has been going on for some time with their first targets being the more marginal figures on the right, but the social media and other players in the chain are increasingly expanding their reach with the ultimate intent being to elect more Democrats to Congress and thus to derail Trump’s effort to halt the browning of America, which Democrats innocuously term the “coalition of the ascendant.” This coalition deliberately excludes white people.
            If you agree, feel free to plagiarize my letter below or let it inspire you to write one of your own. Or call your Senator and Congressman or send them an email. They need to know that we want these entities brought to heel and to simply let all views have exposure in the public space that the internet has become.
            President Trump has given us some breathing room, but each of us needs to make his sentiments known in order to stop the progress of those who intend to destroy America.
            August 26, 2018
            Mr. John Cornyn
            517 Hart Senate Office Building
            Washington, DC 20510
            Re: Oligopoly and Freedom of Speech
            Dear Senator Cornyn,
            The banning of Alex Jones by the social network oligopolists is only the most recent and most notable example of a phenomenon that has afflicted the dissident right for the last 12 to 18 months. Alex Jones, however, is only mildly dissident. Who’s next? American Thinker? The Daily Caller? Breitbart?
            As President Trump says, all voices need to be heard. Driving them underground, as is currently happening, is the surest route to insurrection. While the left’s de-platforming may drive some from public square, it will just as surely harden the resolve of others who may ultimately take more drastic action as they find themselves unable to get a hearing for their views.
            This social media and domain provider oligopoly is augmented by the payment oligopoly that control payments from those who agree with the content creators and thus wish to show support through contributions. Among the payment oligopoly are Paypal, Stripe, Mastercard, and Visa.
            The justification for all this is suppression of “hate speech,” which has a particularly leftist bent for these Soros-inspired oligopolists. Hate speech is the logical consequence of “hate crimes” and you should get rid of this sorry doctrine at your earliest convenience. Are crimes committed coldly somehow less horrific than those that arise from passion?
            Treat these oligopolists of social media, domain providers, and payment processors as the public utilities they have become (electricity and phone service were once in the same category). Force them to provide access to all comers with the only exception being those who advocate committing crimes (Antifa?). Get rid of “hate crimes” and thus its hideous offspring.
            Good Luck. MAGA. Failure to act empowers our opposition’s quest to destroy America.
            [Name Redacted], Ph.D.
            **********, Texas

  51. janet August 29, 2018 at 1:03 am #

    Two Trumpy candidates, Kelli Ward & Joe Arpaio, lost badly. Blue wave coming to Arizona.

  52. janet August 29, 2018 at 1:04 am #

    “No, really, you should post lots more” — capt

    Thanks for the support, capt., but I cannot post lots more because I have a life.

  53. janet August 29, 2018 at 1:10 am #

    “the founding population of this country” –Tate

    If by “founding population” you mean whites, they are old and dying off. Soon whites will be the newest minority population. The country was built by non-white immigrants. The future belongs to them.

    • Tate August 29, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

      Except for the claim that non-white immigrants built the country, you’re probably right (unfortunately). The favelas will be filling up fast, better claim a spot.

  54. FincaInTheMountains August 29, 2018 at 4:57 am #

    The Secret of Shakespeare

    Author of the book “The Secret of Shakespeare” Dr. Martin Lings was born in 1909 in the vicinity of Manchester, but at university he was impressed by the works of René Guénon and Frithjof Schuon, and due to accidental coincidence of circumstances, which are the reserve of you know whom, he in 1939 wound up in Cairo, where he began to teach English at the University, and in 1940 converted to Islam.

    As a result, after 20 years, he was one of the greatest Islamic scholars of Sufi leaning; the author of perhaps one of the most authoritative biographies of the Prophet and at the same time one of the leading Shakespeare scholars of the world.

    He was able to arouse interest in Shakespeare in Egypt, Pakistan and Iran, including the creation in Iran of the Shakespeare Theatre and Shakespeare Festival, which continue to operate to this day.

    Many of the most prominent Islamic authorities have compared Martin Lings with Al-Ghazali, thanks to whom the Muslim world, despite the division into Sunni and Shia, until recently, did not know the religious wars ala Wars between Protestants and Catholics in Western Europe in 16-17 centuries.

    In addition, Martin Lings was a bridge between the Islamic and Christian cultures, ecumenical in the best sense of the word, and it is in this sense compared with Al-Ghazali.

    According to Dr. Martin Lings a work of art, all art, not just the drama of Shakespeare, resonates with the reader of the book or the audience in the theater only if that work contains some truth, which we know because of our stay in the World Above before birth, but forget with the first cry at birth, and again remember when breathing our last.

    Forget but not entirely, and when we are confronted with a work of art which contains some analogue of the events in the World Above, our soul trembles and weeps and this what Aristotle calls catharsis.

    So Hamlet according to Martin Lings for us is an analogue of Christ, as the tragedy of Hamlet is the tragedy of the true heir of the Kingdom of Denmark, captured by the usurper Claudius, as well as the prince of this world is a usurper of the world created by God the Father, and his heir and the true monarch is Christ.

    For the English in the time of Shakespeare, this was especially important, since then England had just survived the terrible War of the Roses, when the usurpers succeeded one another on the throne, one after another, plunging the country into a terrible bloodshed, and the question of a true monarch for the British really became a matter of life and death, and for each of them, not just for the courtiers and soldiers of the fighting armies of Lancaster and York. Particularly it should be noted that this issue was originally “imprinted” in English culture by its history in connection with the legend of King Arthur, who was the Christian king of the Celts, who fought the Anglo-Saxon pagans.

    And the most important part of English culture is that Anglo Saxons becoming Christians began to associate themselves with their Celtic enemies, and this fundamental feature of English culture only intensified after the invasion of William the Conqueror, as he was associated with the Pope in the most direct way and the conquest of the Orthodox Christian England by the Norman Duke, accompanied by the genocide of Christian York, was undoubtedly the first of the anti-Christian crusades, which soon became also anti-Muslims, quite naturally reaching its climax in the Fourth Crusade.

    And for Russia, all this has special significance, since we, too, like the English of that time, have just survived the terrible Civil War and all the time it threatens to break out again, and then it seems to Whites that they have won and they want to fight the Civil War, demolishing the monuments to Lenin, then the Reds in the Donbass remind that they won all the same, and the Whites in the Great Patriotic War found themselves on the other side of the front line, together with the Nazis and Bandera, aspiring to completely destroy the Russian people, along with the Jews.

    And for us, the experience of the Wars of the Roses is much closer and more important than it seems, especially if you remember that York in the history of England is traditionally associated with the Christian Orthodoxy of St. Patrick, and Lancaster with the Catholicism of William the Conqueror.

    But even more important the work of Martin Lings is for international politics, since the current crisis in international relations, which just barely did not lead to a nuclear world war, is largely a crisis in the relationship between Western and Muslim civilizations, whose history begins with the Crusades.

    And participation of the Orthodox civilization in the crusades has never led to anything good for it – it is enough to recall the Fourth Crusade again.

    Martin Lings belongs to tradition, which is a fundamental alternative to the Crusades, part of which was not only Al-Ghazali, Maimonides and Thomas Aquinas, but also Richard the Lionheart, who began with what became a mythical figure, which still frightens children in the Middle East, and ended with friendship with Kurd Saladin, who put a stop to the crusades and became the founder of the Muslim civilization, which is now called traditional Islam.

    And apparently the decision to restore this tradition, adopted by elites of the West is the root cause of the changes we are seeing lately in the international politics in general and in the political struggle in the United States in particular.

  55. FincaInTheMountains August 29, 2018 at 8:29 am #

    Regarding the Russian Pension Reform

    I must say right away that right after listening to Putin’s speech on pension reform, it was the first time that I was ashamed of the president of the country, of which I once was a citizen.

    en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/58405

    But after running a couple of times across the ceiling and having peed boiling tea against the wall, I began to think more rationally and the first thing that occurred to me was that Putin practically answered the questions I asked in this post, in which I continued to show the cannibalistic character of this reform, but urged his readers to abandon protests during the World Cup. But I regret that I did not ask in that post one more question: “What does Kudrin have to do with this?”

    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/anatomy-of-a-displacement-projection-syndrome/#comment-361402

    The fact is that in the midst of the first shock discussions of the pension reform Kudrin made a statement that in Russia every year they steal and take to the West approximately the amount that is not enough to pay pensions.

    That is Russia has created a class, rather than a social state, that pursues a policy in the interests of the ruling class, the significance of pension reform is that Russian pensioners are being robbed of 5 years of the pension and the money are given to those who arranged the demographic catastrophe of the 1990s and bears responsibility for the crisis of the pension system.

    And this is exactly the people who surround Medvedev, and if you recall who, how and when fired Kudrin from the post of finance minister, then the situation becomes clear then and now, and how he has changed over the years.

    I recall that then Kudrin refused to print 3 trillion rubles for the military-industrial complex, and Medvedev, who then was with Putin at the time, fired him, and now Medvedev refuses to print about the same amount to pay pensions annually = maintaining social stability, and Kudrin hits Medvedev in the back, and this confirms my theory that Putin has no way to simply take and cancel Medvedev’s reform, since it’s not so much about pensions as about the model of the economy, and Putin is fighting Medvedev for the fullness of power, and Kudrin is helping him.

    Thus, an analysis of the changes that have occurred suggests that the issue of pension reform is now a question of power, since the question of the model of the economy is a question of power, and not just about power, but about the power of World Projects in Russia.

    But since Putin appears to be still a supporter of the convergence party that originated in Imperial Russia and Minister Witte, and seriously expects to incorporate the Russian economy into the world capitalist system, the issue of the power of World Projects in Russia is inseparable from the question of power of World Projects in the world and in the USA in particular, and the success of the above convergence plans is determined by the military-industrial complex and the army.

    Well, from this point it is already perfectly clear that copper pan with the inscription “Donald Trump” still hangs over the pension reform and Vladimir Putin spent a considerable part of his political capital in order to get Medvedev out of the shit he got himself into, still bought himself some insurance policy, introducing the concept of “pre-retirement age” and year-long unemployment benefits for people of pre-retirement age (which can be extended), as well as six months of early retirement.

  56. BackRowHeckler August 29, 2018 at 9:53 am #

    Meanwhile, in northern NJ, in a lovely stretch of territory called the Meadowlands, where the Giants play, a $5 billion, 7.1 million square ft Mega Mall is slated to open sometime next year.

    Its gonna be great!

    brh

    • BackRowHeckler August 29, 2018 at 10:08 am #

      Paved parking lot will be immense, with enough slots to accommodate tens of thousands of automobiles and buses filled with happy shoppers. But not just shoppers; this Mega Mall is to be an entertainment destination as well!

      brh

      • ozone August 29, 2018 at 10:45 am #

        BRH,
        Resources soberly and judiciously squandered! Hurrah, me boys, hurrah!

      • malthuss August 29, 2018 at 10:56 am #

        They paved paradise for Joni Mitchells mansion.

    • Tate August 29, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

      It will be an experiment in surveillance & control. Presumably, no bus or rail lines will be running out there. That will be a yuge plus, to keep out the ‘riff-raff.’ Then an army of ‘security associates’ will have to be trained to the latest Israeli security specs. As alluded to, massive surveillance presence with 24/7 panopticon ‘fusion’ center awareness that creeps, crawls or flies (drones, anyone?). It should be a big hit. Why did no one think of this before?

      • Tate August 29, 2018 at 3:07 pm #

        ‘… of anything that creeps, crawls or flies…’

  57. malthuss August 29, 2018 at 10:55 am #

    I found this elsewhere,

    deep state bs. this country is hanging by a thread. here’s some f dots, you self serving congress whores. voter fraud / feinstein china spying 20 years / scope memo??? / uranium one / fusion gps / fisa abuse / no hearings? / no judges? / no applications? /

    mueller / rosenstein / brennan / clapper / rice / power / rhodes / illegals over american citizens / unmasking /
    obamagate / fbi / immunity / bleachbit / perjury / huma / mills / weiner / laptop / blackberries / irs hard drives / smashed. /

    foundation / unsecured servers / voter fraud / pervert island / blumenthal / steele / doj / strzok / ohrs / page / yates / mccabe 700k$+ / comey / memos / leakers / lynch / tarmac / dnc server? / awan it / seth rich / taliban 5 / bergdahl / benghazi / holder / fast and furious / las vegas? what las vegas? / dnc fraud /

    podesta / mook / palmieri / fallon / jarrett / obama / hillary / mcdonough / priestap / ig report / treason / iran ransom / msm censorship / msm soft civil war / awans walk !!! / benghazi / taliban 5 / berghdal

    • This kind of brain damage could have been prevented. Home delivery of the New York Times is only $526.

      You could have just kicked back with an ice cold Molson, and turned off all your silly gadgets and digested a complete curated review of world events.

      But no, you are a cheap bastard and want everything for free, so you got firehosed with fake news and artificially intelligent hot mess of underwhelming re-re formulated reports from a collection of low brow media servers.

      Frankly I can’t believe anyone who saved enough for retirement and doesn’t live in a shack heated by wood, can’t afford the New York Times.

  58. Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2018 at 11:41 am #

    Liberals to look at ‘full ban’ on handguns, assault weapons
    Bill Blair, minister of border security and organized crime reduction, will lead gun control review

    cbc.ca/news/politics/liberals-handguns-firears-1.4801700

    “The federal government plans to study a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada.

    “A mandate letter to Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sets the minister to the task of working with Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on policy, regulations or legislation on gun control.

    “He will also be in charge of studying a total prohibition on certain firearms.

    “‘You should lead an examination of a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada, while not impeding the lawful use of firearms by Canadians,’ the mandate letter reads.

    “It also outlines other jobs for the new portfolio, including leading the government’s plan to deal with asylum seekers entering Canada outside official border points (which the letter refers to as “irregular migration”), overseeing the legalization of marijuana and cracking down on opioids.

    “The issue of gun control arose after the July 22 mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown.”

    • Ol' Scratch August 29, 2018 at 11:44 am #

      It won’t lead to anything.

      • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

        So long as the minister makes policy rationally, I’ll be satisfied. It’s possible he’ll conclude that clamping down harder on handguns won’t have any real-world effect, in which case we should just keep the laws as they are.

        Regarding assault weapons, on the other hand, I can’t imagine any earthly reason why they should be available to any member of the general public. Whereas I know of lots of reasons why they shouldn’t (58 dead reasons plus 851 injured reasons, in one prominent case).

        By way of comparison, Timothy McVeigh racked up 168 murdered and over 680 injured — a pretty comparable match in body counts. The difference, of course, being that ammonium nitrate and fuel oil both have uses other than mass homicide, whereas assault weapons like the ones Stephen Paddock used have none.

        • Tate August 29, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

          Define ‘assault rifle.’ Don’t use aesthetic features in your definition. That’s the problem. It’s entirely arbitrary what constitutes an ‘assault rifle.’

          There was a funny incident on Twitter recently. Somebody posted a picture of a folded camera tripod with multiple cameras & accessories attached. All black. Some dweeboid anti-gun nutcase went off about banning assault rifles ha-ha. Gotcha!

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

            I’m not qualified to define an according-to-Hoyle assault rifle, so I won’t try. But surely there are valid distinctions to be made between weapons of war, designed for maximum lethality, versus anything with a remotely valid civilian use case. And when I say lethality, I mean that of the ten deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, six (the most recent ones, at that) were committed using an AR-15 style weapon. When you absolutely, positively must murder everyone the eye can see, accept no substitutes.

            It’s not a coincidence that mass shooters have come to favour that design in particular for killing the largest number of people possible: the AR-15 was expressly designed to apply the science of ballistics to the task of shredding flesh. Eugene Stoner, the designer, observed in Congressional testimony: “[B]ullets are stabilized to fly through the air, and not through water, or a body, which is approximately the same density as the water. And they are stable as long as they are in the air. When they hit something, they immediately go unstable. … If you are talking about .30-caliber, this might remain stable through a human body. … While a little bullet, being it has a low mass, it senses an instability situation faster and reacts much faster. … This is what makes a little bullet pay off so much in wound ballistics.” (Link.)

            James Fallows adds that when he wrote his article in 1981 about the class of weapons that includes the AR-15, the AK-47 and others: “Everyone I interviewed about these weapons at the time … assumed as a first premise that they were talking about battlefield equipment. None of them seemed to imagine such killing power in civilian hands.” Things have changed since then, but there’s always hope. Maybe American can be great once again.

          • Walter B August 29, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

            Our government qualifies a semi-automatic rife as an assault rifle if it contains three of the following four features:

            A bayonet lug
            A collapsible stock
            A magazine fed firing system
            A pistol grip

            I am not so sure why the politicians and the anti-gun people concentrate on these except , perhaps because the AR-15 is black and the color frightens them. A long rifle, even a bolt action one, with a high powered scope in a .3006 or .308 caliber will accumulate far more kills if the shooter has patience such as the DC sniper, who paralyzed the entire country for over a month if I recall correctly. Yes he used an AR, but not as an assault weapon.

            If I was to think about what weapon I would fear being shot at with in a mass shooting event it would be a semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun loaded with OO Buckshot or rifled slugs or Pit-bulls which are a combo of both. No need for medics on that cleanup, only morticians. With that in mind perhaps you can see why I have serious reservations about the gun grab movement. It would almost appear as though they are singling out the “black rifle” and that’s racist isn’t it?

          • capt spaulding August 30, 2018 at 7:58 am #

            If I remember correctly, the first Assault Rifle was invented in Germany during WW2. The Germans needed something that could put out more firepower than a bolt action Mauser, particularly when facing the Russian hordes. They developed a rifle capable of both single shot and automatic fire. It was called by Hitler, the Sturmgewehr, which means assault rifle. The operating system of the Sturmgewehr was adopted by the Russians and became the AK47, arguably the most popular rifle in the world.

          • Walter B August 30, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

            You are correct captain the Wehrmacht was equipped with the original assault rifles. However, it should not be overlooked that the bulk of what the German army “achieved” was accomplished with an 8 shot, bolt action Mauser. Ammunition manufacturers love the profits that come from spraying mass amounts of lead to achieve what a few well aimed shots can do far more efficiently. But the most dangerous element in the act of killing will always remain the man and the mind, for the vast majority of humans could not murder or kill if they wanted to and until those in charge accept this and target their efforts on dealing with this, nothing will change and things will only get worse. In every experiment ever done by science, the rats always turn violent when the rat cage becomes too full of rats.

        • Walter B August 29, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

          Thank you Elrond and your government for taking disarmament up a notch or two. Please keep us posted as to how well it solves your problems a few years from now. You probably have a few advantages over us in the states in this regard because first of all, no matter how good or bad you may think your government really is I am willing to bet that it is nowhere near as corrupt and outright evil as our is here in the states. I mean you are not sending armies of lumberjacks around the world deposing unfriendly leaders are you?

          But you had better take care when you wander out into your woods. I do not know if you guys have any issues with the wildlife up there, but the coyotes here even in rural NJ are getting rather uppity, attacking our dogs right in our back yards. We have had a number or mountain lion sightings as well so I normally do not wander in the woods without Roscoe, all legal and proper BTW. You take care and good luck too!

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2018 at 5:27 pm #

            Hey, Walter B. When you say disarmament, somehow the ‘unilateral’ part comes through loud and clear, even though it’s unspoken. 🙂 I can’t help but note that our problems up here on this score are far less than those experienced by our friendly neighbours to the south, and yet the will to do something about them when they do crop up is much greater (and experiences far less irrational resistance, though there is some resistance, rational and otherwise). Those facts aren’t unrelated, it seems to me.

            Anyway, we certainly do have wildlife up here — are quite blessed with it in fact, and quite a few of us go out and shoot our dinner. (Not me. You can tell that even at this distance.) There was a kerfuffle and a to-do a couple of decades ago about whether long guns ought to be registered alongside other kinds. Our rural population quite cogently criticized this proposal as reflecting the blind spots of urbanites more than any real need, so it was dropped.

      • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 6:56 pm #

        it’ll lead to a boon for gun smugglers, lol. Since Canada is joined at the hip to the US, gun prohibition would be about as effective as a Zumba dance workout video for a 800 pound person. It ain’t gonna do shit.

  59. volodya August 29, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    Out in Left Field, the Left, so-called, forgets that Trump is the duly elected President of the United States and that the people that cast their vote for him are citizens of the United States. All the frolicking since November 2016 follows from that forgetfulness.

    But of course, the Left, isn’t really “Left” any more than I’m a managing director of Goldman Sachs. And if that political party that calls itself “progressive” is really “progressive” then I’m a Latino Female-to-Male tranny.

    And if they’re the towering intellectuals they claim to be then I’m Alfred Einstein.

    • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

      I saw a cap a fella was wearing today that said “Make America Decent Again” and I thought, when was that? In 2003 when the US was invading a sovereign country on lies & false evidence? Or maybe before then. Maybe in 1999 when we were bombing the suburbs of Belgrade and hitting buses full of women & kids. Or maybe before then…

      When the fuck was America ever ‘decent’? 1955? I don’t know.

      • Tate August 29, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

        These are just catchphrases that some dude makes money off of. Somebody probably has made is making & will make a lot of money off that one.

        • In our desperation to argue against an implacable status quo, the refinement of message becomes oversimplification. Sure, America was decent once, there is more than enough evidence. But why is it that such a banal and obvious statement requires justification?

          Most of the verbiage here and elsewhere amounts to energy expended for nothing at all.

          How do you focus rhetorical energy effectively against the status quo?

          The status quo is sustained with practically zero effort since it lives in the heads of everyone. It is the self-evident revealed truth, “just so”, which doesn’t need argument to sustain itself.

          All other arguments must muster enormous scope and force, and in the end, are rendered neuter, dead on arrival.

          Ultimately, the principled minority collapses back into energy-conserving quips, slogans, and mantras.

          The ignoble fate of all this effort to educate the uneducable… the generations no longer anchored on history or custom, constrained by environment, or society.

        • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 6:49 pm #

          yeah, especially amongst the wannabe San Francisco types that colonize in my area here.

      • janet August 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

        America was definitely not decent in 1955.

        In 1955 a fifteen-year-old African-American girl refuses to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama to a white woman after the driver demands it. She is carried off the bus backwards while being kicked and handcuffed and harassed on the way to the police station. Not decent.

        In 1955 Eisenhower sent the first U.S. invaders to South Vietnam, and we know how that worked out for us. Not decent.

        In 1955 a time bomb explodes in the cargo hold of United Airlines Flight 629, a Douglas DC-6B airliner flying above Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and 5 crew members on board. Definitely not decent.

        • Truth is, 1955 in America was a place of many isolated communities. This was before the interstate highway system, mass media, and the effects of cultural homogenization on steroids.

          Some of these localities had higher or lower proportions of indecency.

          My own theory is that the sort of indecency you describe was concentrated in certain areas (like Alabama). This metastasized across the landscape by migrants (here again, migrants are a problem).

        • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

          You make a good point there, Janet.

          However, I think it also proves that the idea of “progression” maybe a false one. Perhaps America has always been a place of indecent violent struggle among people. Maybe we aren’t ‘progressing’ into anything. Maybe suffering & struggle IS the answer.

          I’m gonna have to pause now and drink another Molson, and reflect on it. 🙂

        • beantownbill. August 29, 2018 at 7:48 pm #

          Yeah, some guy named Graham put a bomb on the plane to off his mother.

          • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

            geez

            Kinda like Throw Mamma From the Train

            lol

  60. FincaInTheMountains August 29, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

    The Secret of Shakespeare (cont)

    As I wrote at the end of the previous post, Martin Lings as an Islamic scholar personifies not only the tradition of Sufism, whose ancestor is Al-Ghazali, but also the English tradition of great travelers and pioneers who created the British Empire by studying more and more peoples, building roads and bridges, creating schools and courts, penetrating into the holy of holies of other civilizations, not in order to destroy them, but in order to understand and accept them.

    You can recall as much as you like about the slave trade, the unjust executions of sepoys and other unpleasant aspects of the “burden of the white man”, but all the countries of the British Commonwealth, having dropped the colonial yoke, after some time, returned back to the bosom of the British Empire, let it be on new terms, but came back. And this was connected with people like Martin Lings and Shakespeare, whose work became part of the culture of Iran and Pakistan.

    But there was one exception – Saudi Arabia, which ironically was also discovered by William Shakespeare – but not a playwright, but a British political agent in Kuwait, which at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries became the British protectorate and the first springboard in the Greater Middle East of a union of White and Black world projects, who could not agree in the conditions of the British Empire, but agreed in the US, electing their head Texas Colonel House.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_M._House

    This group of politicians at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries developed a plan for the collapse of the German, Austrian, Ottoman, Russian and possibly British empires, which the management of transnational corporations greatly appreciated in connection with the planning of the World War and subsequently became known as The Inquiry, having lived to this day as the Council for Foreign Relations.

    This group of politicians and intellectuals initially kept in view the religious aspect of geopolitics and therefore its first project became the most durable

    In 1909, it merged with the British project of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the agent of which was the aforementioned William Shakespeare. The essence of this project long before postmodernism was a simple idea that since any multinational state is built on an ideological basis, the best way to destroy such a state is to create a simulacrum of a state-forming ideology that, like a virus, is launched into the public organism and destroys it from within.

    And since the Ottoman Empire was the Empire of Sufi Islam, the ideological viruses destined for its destruction were somewhat in accordance with the number of state-forming kinds of Sufism. For the Arabian Peninsula, this virus was Wahhabism, which very successfully appeared a hundred years before, but never succeeded in gaining strength until Colonel House’s and Intelligence Service specialists upgraded it to a full-fledged ideology, and William Shakespeare did not introduce this ideology into an exuberant head charismatic field commander Abdulaziz ibn Abdulrahman ibn Faisal Al Saud.

    As a result of the joint efforts of William Shakespeare and Lawrence of Arabia, the Ottoman Empire collapsed, and in 1945 this ideology merged with the ideology of Nazism, Bormann’s money and the Cold War, which in itself is an ideological planetary-scale virus, but to this post has no direct relationship.

    In the twentieth century, this ideology faithfully served the so-called Anglo-Saxon world, the external form of which became the so-called Special Relations between Great Britain and the US, while the current Cold Civil War in the US did not put an end to them, or in any case did not undergo their most serious test since The First Civil War in the United States.

    I will honestly say that I do not know the reasons of this event and I can only assume that perhaps Barack Obama as a representative of the Irish Kennedy clan was nagging the British queen, maybe the Bush family was too carried away by the Spanish culture, or simply the demographic balance in the US has changed so much that the WASPs lost control over the political system of the United States.

    However, it seems to me that all the above factors have played a role, but the coup de grâce to special relations has dealt Hillary Clinton, playing with Germany and Saudi Arabia in such games that the preventive strike of two allies of Russia – the Russian Navy and the Russian Army – at the United States and Britain has become a potential reality, which will not be avoided so easily, even if there is no desire to start a new world war, without a difference, cold or hot.

    In particular, the alliance of anti-Christian Europe and Islamism, having coped with the destruction of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, stumbled over Syria and the Russian Air-Space-Force, proving its inadequacy for the destruction of Putin’s Russia, and the importation of Islamists militants into the EU posed an immediate threat not only to continental Europe but also to the British Isles.

    As you can see, the current political situation in the United States in terms of interests is so randomized that it is impossible to understand by even the immediate participants in the events, but the remnants of the Special Relationships, which have always been reciprocal, allow one to understand something, transferring the situation to the British Isles.

    And there’s the first thing that strikes the eye is the protégé of The City of London, Cameron, at the peak of the EU declaring the UK a Christian country, and the Prince of Wales Charles, declaring the monarchy the defender not only of the Anglican Church, but also of Eastern Christianity, victim of the genocide by the “Islamic state”

    It is noteworthy that The City of London is a state in the state in the literal sense of the word, in which the British monarch can not enter without the permission of the City government, and the Prince of Wales Charles is an authoritative patron not only of Eastern Christianity, but also of the Shakespeare Theater, wrote the foreword to the book by Martin Lings “The Secret of Shakespeare”.

    It’s easy to see that regardless of what caused the destruction of the Special Relations, but the resultant of all the forces acting on the UK now is the need to revise its policy towards Islam over the past 100 years at least, since Islamism has got out of control of the British Intelligence Service and represents a deadly, existential danger to the very Anglo-Saxon world, by which it was created more than a hundred years ago. However, Hitler also bombed London and occupied France, despite the Munich conspiracy.

    This is precisely the theme behind the backstage negotiations of elite groups that faced the need to stop the withered Witch, who apparently imagined herself an anti-Christ in the least, and completely lost her marbles.

    But the centenary policy can not be canceled by an act of Parliament or by a decree of the Queen, at least you must offer an alternative. And here the book “Secrets of Shakespeare” appears. First, its author, Martin Lings, undoubtedly symbolizes the ability of British citizens to understand and appreciate Sufi Islam, secondly, it embodies the ability of Muslims to appreciate and understand British culture, and thirdly his book Secret of Shakespeare for the British themselves symbolizes a return to traditional British culture, and the example of the EU showed that it is impossible to assimilate other cultures into a cultural vacuum.

    But the most important thing is that the Islamic esotericism of this book in application to one of the most significant manifestations of the Christian culture of England is ecumenism in the best sense of the word, since historically the Western Christianity of Thomas Aquinas through Islam of Al-Ghazali has at least somehow restored the connection with Christianity before the Great Schism and heal the wounds inflicted by the anti-Christian crusades of the 12th-13th centuries.

    This is what allowed the Church of England to break free from the control of Rome without losing the apostolic succession, which actually caused the specificity of English culture, which determined not only the attractiveness of Shakespeare for Russian culture, but also almost caused the transition of the Church of England to Orthodoxy in the early 20th century.

    • Walter B August 29, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

      “As you can see, the current political situation in the United States in terms of interests is so randomized that it is impossible to understand by even the immediate participants in the events”

      I like that. Pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?

      • Do you believe this was created by a human being and why?

        • Walter B August 29, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

          What do you mean, the statement or the situation?

          • I’m convinced this poster is not a real human being but an algorithm

          • Walter B August 30, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

            If you mean Fincain, well the argument can certainly be made and I would not take the other side. Finc has never been as argumentative or abusive as some of the others here so I take no issue with Finc. It is THE biggest drawback to our time on the Internet that in this realm, nothing can be for certain and all will always be suspect. I am able to derive value in it however, because it is so difficult to find serious discussion in face to face human encounters anymore. Not impossible, just not easy to find.

  61. FincaInTheMountains August 29, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

    All that I read today about the pension reform, in my opinion, is an utter nonsense.

    To begin with, all this disgrace has nothing to do with money, and Vladimir Putin, to put it mildly, was not entirely sincere, expounding his arguments in favor of reform. To begin with, it will cost the Russian state much more than the money that is going to save on the unfortunate would-be pensioners.

    It’s all about the time chosen for this reform.

    At first it was the World Cup, which was prepared for a very long time and which miraculously was not disrupted by the protests, which in advance could not be foreseen by anybody.

    And now this is the beginning of a new War of the Roses in the US and anti-Russian sanctions that are used as weapons in this war. This is the first reform in the history of Russia known to me and not only of Russia, which the distraught government conducts in the midst of the most acute foreign policy crisis.

    This is a long-term reform, absolutely nothing will change if he starts it six months later, when the new War of the Roses in the US can get a different turn and the current reasons for anti-Russian sanctions will disappear by themselves. Quite objectively, this is the most unfortunate moment for such experiments, and, looking ahead, I will allow myself to talk about the contents of the tin can I am about to open:

    Indeed, the state of Russian society is constantly monitored and sanctions are imposed in the expectation of a drop in the standard of living in Russia and the related decline in the popularity of Vladimir Putin. And the more this popularity in the beginning, at the moment of the decision’s taking, the less hope that the sanctions will prove effective.

    And then it’s not just a drop in popularity and a … well, you know what it’s called.

    Well, why did Putin have to go into this, who prevented him from simply keeping a proud silence in an important dispute? What did he want? Save the authority of Medvedev? So he not only failed to save, but added to his “merits” a colossal setup of the beloved president. And if before he was simply not loved, now everyone hates him!

    And now, after such a drop in popularity, the probability of new sanctions has increased and how do you think it will affect Donald Trump, who just beat Hillary for the first time, and suddenly such a blow from nowhere!?

    Or may be he did not beat her and this is an unexpected blow only for Trump, and for Bastinda long-planned and inflicted at the time of the celebration of her main and most dangerous opponent ?!

    Judging by the impudence with which the Clintonoids portray their zugzwang in the United States as a decisive victory, this assumption looks to be true! And then it is quite in the spirit of Bastinda!

    I recognize the hand of the master!

  62. Citations:

    2005, Kunstler, James Howard “The Long Emergency”.

    (2018) Mann, Charles C., “The Wizard and the Prophet”

    on page 287, Mann writes:

    “(Oil will run out) Slowly at first, and [then] at an accelerating rate,” the best-selling peak enthusiast James Howard Kunstler predicted… “world oil production will decline, world economies and markets will exhibit increased instability… and we will enter a new age of previously unimaginable austerity.”

    Mann goes on to present the case against Peak Oil.

    If anyone is serious on this blog I they have read the book, I am curious what their thoughts were on its conclusions.

    1. Is JHK a “peak enthusiast”?

    2. Are you?

  63. Tate August 29, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

    “Tate is an Old Man who would make a fine Dictator. I support him. Or you can have me. Neither? Then you’ll take Sweden.” — JS

    Thanks but no thanks. If nominated, I would not run, if elected I would not serve. Like the emperor Diocletian, I would repair to my villa in Split & grow cabbages.

    • PeteAtomic August 29, 2018 at 9:57 pm #

      ha ha

      geez

      I hear Iraq is looking for another strongman. I guess you could try there.

      • Tate August 30, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

        Are there many Esperanto enthusiasts in Iraq? Stalin studied Esperanto. So did George Soros’s father. The name Soros in Esperanto means ‘soaring.’

        • PeteAtomic August 30, 2018 at 2:35 pm #

          who the heck speaks Esperanto?

          sounds like some kind of dish some ole Italian woman would make for Sunday dinner.

  64. JohnAZ August 29, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

    America has always been a diverse society where many different cultures end up trying to move into American culture to improve their lot. The assimilation of these groups has had varying degrees of success. Ethnocentrism has limited the ability of many groups to ever assimilate into the American culture.

    Aha, the American culture, what the hell is that? JHK bemoans the lack of a culture in this country, and correctly IDs the problem. When people migrate here, they do not want to assimilate, they want to convert. Lefties criticize the White element of the US. Sorry guys, that is what is the core of the Culture of this country has always been. Right now, we have many migratory cultures competing here to insert their own ways. And the community of the US is faltering because of it. And Lefties, which one of the competing cultures do you want to “run” the country? Black culture.(Chicago), Hispanic culture(Southwest, Florida, NYC), Chinese(Northwest), Islamic(Michigan), please pick a culture so that everyone will be happy. Very tongue in cheek.

    Assuming that this is not going to happen, what then? America is a violent place where everyone wants to defend themselves from everyone else not like them. Our government was formed to try to keep this conflict in check by balances of power. With one exception, in 1860, military conflict has been avoided domestically. Armed conflict is common though throughout our history. Currently, the inability to laugh at ourselves, known as political correctness, is stopping all forms of cooperation as the zealots take over.

    • Walter B August 29, 2018 at 10:13 pm #

      A great point John, assimilation was always what made America great. Anyone could come here from anyplace else and assimilate and become American. No one can move to England and become English, nor move to Germany and become German. It is sorely unfortunate that assimilation has been replaced by “embrace diversity” which, at least in my mind is another way of saying “my way or the highway’ or simply “fuck you America.” Is it not funny that this country is so damned concerned about taking away America’s firearms when it would appear that America’s words do the most damage?

      • GreenAlba August 30, 2018 at 6:43 am #

        No one can move to England and become English, nor move to Germany and become German.

        What a strangely divisive notion, Walter.

        This guy is Scottish:

        tmcentertainment.co.uk/speaker-index.html?speakerid=684&parentcat=37

        Visit Scotland named Tony as one of the chosen few “Real Scots”. He is now an ambassador for Scotland and all things Scottish, having the responsibility of promoting Scotland and its delicacies globally.”

        This guy’s Scottish too.

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardeep_Singh_Kohli

        He’s even a Scots Nat. and voted for indendence in 2014. And went to St Aloysius College in Glasgow.

        What more do you want people to do to ‘assimilate’?

        My kids’ father is French. Technically they’re half French but they consider themselves Scottish with some vague French link (they are ‘friends’ with their French cousins on Facebook and remember the village in the Vercors that they went to on holiday as kids – that’s about it).

        Of the Polish people who live here, the children of those who choose to stay will feel pretty much the same.

        • Walter B August 30, 2018 at 10:28 am #

          You do like to banter words and play with semantics so I will try my best not to take offense at your use of divisive to describe my statement, but if I AM offended does that not make you the bad guy?

          My statement of assimilation was not my own. I was repeating a description that my Township attorney, a retired Air Force major general explained to me two weeks ago when we were discussing our grandparents’ immigration to America at the turn of the 20th century.

          It is obvious that you like to argue and disagree so I know that this will not be the end of it and you are certainly welcome to have the last word as I know you need to have, but my argument for backing up my statement is this. If you move from one country to another you may legally become a citizen of that country or not, you were still born in your original country and are now living in your new home and are technically an immigrant. How this can be argued is beyond me. In America, especially today, all you have to do to become an American is to walk across the border and you get a driver’s license in some states, an income, a place to live and sometimes even the right to vote. If you assimilate, you are part of the herd. I am not saying that I agree with all of that, and I do not, but that is how it is. Americans, discounting the American Indians, all came from all over the world to what they used to call the melting pot. How you can claim that this is divisive staggers the imagination. Do you people have a giant green statue at your doorstep that invites in all of the World’s tired, hungry, huddled masses? If you do it must be very small because it has avoided detection to the rest of the planet.

          • malthuss August 30, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

            It is obvious that you like to argue and disagree —

            The old Gal does like to split hares and play the semantics game.

            [spellings intentional]

          • GreenAlba August 30, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

            I’m sure spatchcock hare would be delicious, Malthuss, although I don’t know.

            I don’t play semantics, Malthuss. I just call people out who tell lies. I also disagree with people, who also disagree with other people. You don’t find it strange if someone else disagrees with you. I think someone else called you a ‘filthy Nazi’ – you’ve never heard that from me.

          • Tate August 30, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

            Why do all these backwater nations want to apishly imitate the U.S. in everything? Even our indiscriminate immigration policies. They don’t realize what they’re throwing away. Sad.

          • GreenAlba August 30, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

            Walter

            My use of ‘divisive’ was in the sense that you seemed to be suggesting America and England/Britain/Germany were somehow DIFFERENT from America in that people coming to England/Britain/Germany would forever remain defined by their country of origin (you will remember several of the usual suspects made exactly this point last week with regard to the English actor, Idris Elba) whereas this was not the case in the US.

            If this was not what you meant, then the mistake is mine – or is just a common or garden miscommunication. If you are offended, you are offended. It was not my intention to cause offence. It’s not a terribly offensive word. I’ve been called far worse on here. You can make me the bad guy if you wish – you generally do.

            “How you can claim that this is divisive staggers the imagination.”

            I didn’t suggest THAT was divisive, Walter, so if you are offended by that you are offended for nothing. ‘Divisive’ was perhaps not the best word, but I was surprised by the suggestion that immigrants to England, for example, didn’t eventually become English, since they evidently do (except to racists).

            You didn’t mention a specific time-lapse in our hypothetical immigrants becoming English or American, hence the misunderstanding. But I can see that my use of the word ‘divisive’ was also too ambiguous and suggested something I didn’t mean either.

            “Do you people have a giant green statue at your doorstep that invites in all of the World’s tired, hungry, huddled masses? If you do it must be very small because it has avoided detection to the rest of the planet.” –Walter

            You seem to be making a point that entirely conflicts with that of a number of people on here who repeatedly suggest that (without the actual statue or the sign), we do exactly that. I have pointed out on many occasions that we don’t. I have also pointed out on many occasions that I don’t think you should feel obliged to either. People read selectively, though.

            I nevertheless remain compassionate towards people who are forced to leave their homes and seek sanctuary in other places, but we have agreed before that we both believe our foreign aid dollars and pounds would be well spent making or helping keep other countries in a state where people don’t feel compelled to leave.

            Not bombing them would be an obvious start. Setting up contraceptive and mother/baby clinics instead of military outposts would be another. Nothing cuts population growth like healthcare and education for women and their children.

          • GreenAlba August 30, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

            Apologies for the double ‘America’ in the first sentence.

  65. Walter B August 29, 2018 at 10:51 pm #

    I know that our host was cognizant enough as were many of us who can recall the day, but for those of you younger folks who have no memory of the “Peace Speech”, I offer you the opportunity to view it:

    youtube.com/watch?v=0fkKnfk4k40

    George Bush and his Daddy could not do it. Bill Clinton and Barry Obama could not do it. Donald Trump will probably not do it, but this man DID IT. It was probably why they executed him so publically in Dealey Plaza, for peace will never be as profitable as war……

    • beantownbill. August 29, 2018 at 11:07 pm #

      Walter, I was 18 when JFK was shot and not interested in politics. Now I wish I did listen to more of his speeches and press conferences. Who knew then that they would become precious?

      • Walter B August 29, 2018 at 11:18 pm #

        At nine I was not so aware, though I recall much and I have spent a lifetime looking back so that in viewing today I can see where we were, where we are, and where we are headed and it is not good. Precious, yes bill, and from time to time I believe that we need to look back and be reminded of the day when greed was NOT good, and when everything did NOT go, and some things DID still matter.

        No, there will be no going back, but for those of us that can take solace and courage from what was, we can still go forward with dignity and resolve, regardless of the end result!

    • beantownbill. August 29, 2018 at 11:16 pm #

      War might be more profitable than peace – if your side doesn’t lose badly – but it is immensely more costly in other ways.

      • Walter B August 29, 2018 at 11:30 pm #

        No doubt my friend, no doubt at all.

  66. Tate August 29, 2018 at 11:19 pm #

    From the Raconteur Report:

    “First, local authorities moved in on a compound in NM where jihadis were planning on attacking an Atlanta hospital, and training children to commit terror attacks. The remains of a child were found on-site, and later ID’ed as a missing 3-yr old.

    “Then, the initial raid missed some weapons on the site, and authorities had to go back at the property owner’s request to collect them.

    “Then, within a day or two, the compound was bulldozed into oblivion, despite the entire site being the notional scene of multiple state and federal crimes.

    “Next, a federal judge dismissed most of the child abuse charges immediately.

    “Today, he threw out all remaining charges except those related to the missing 3-year-old, which leaves them free to disappear on bond.

    “Much like the still nebulous Las Vegas shooting case, where it turns out nearly a year later that the missing girlfriend of the [patsy, er shooter] found dead at the scene (with no rationale, no coherent story, no motive for the attack, an airplane now owned by CIA Front Company Inc., and no source of income for millions of dollars) was, in fact, an FBI employee (which material fact the FBI must have known within minutes of the story breaking), there’s really only one rational conclusion in either case:

    “This was an intelligence op that got pooch-screwed.
    Bigly.

    “The only time the government moves this fast, and things turn around so conveniently for such red-handedly-guilty jihadis caught mid-plot, is because these @$$clowns are government assets of some sort, and the locals jumping into the parade when they stumbled into the child jihad program screwed the pooch for some big thing the feds (FBI, CIA, NSA, BATFE, take your pick) were planning on springing, for whatever purpose, whether it was another Fast & Furious clown show, another OKC bombing, another WTC like event, or God alone knows what else. So the word has been passed from on high to make this whole affair go away, quickly, and that’s exactly what’s happening.

    “How…convenient.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2018 at 2:11 am #

      My thoughts exactly. Maybe we can rule jointly – recreate the Religion of the God Brothers, without the betrayal of one killing the other. Walter can be in charge of the Military; Ozone, Agriculture; Scratch, Public Relations and Media; Malthus, investigation of Cults and Conspiracies; Elrond, Garbage and Recycling; Bill, Energy; Alba, Grammar; Q, Comptroler; and Kdog, Science and IT.

      • Walter B August 30, 2018 at 10:43 am #

        I am not a strategic level guy Janos, but I could handle the corps of engineers. Cogit et pugnati, not veni, vidi, vici.

      • malthuss August 30, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

        recycling has been recycled as ‘resource recovery.’

  67. Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2018 at 2:01 am #

    African Thugs now control an ancient Cult Center of our People – the Police admit as much:

    gatesofvienna.net/2018/08/uppsala-has-fallen/

    I never got to see it, and now there’s no reason to go. Ditto Hershey, Pennsylvania, now 60% percent Black. Once I learned that, I ceased to have any desire to make a pilgrimage to the Chocolate City, now chocolate in the bad sense.

    • K-Dog August 30, 2018 at 2:45 am #

      And you are not even Semi-Sweet.

    • K-Dog August 30, 2018 at 2:50 am #

      But nuts you are, more nuts that a Pay-Day bar. Sometimes, like you, they are salty too. But mixed nuts and chocolate? That is not you. A Mr. GoodBar you will never be.

    • K-Dog August 30, 2018 at 2:53 am #

      You could do the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate in Guayaquil
      Ecuador, but that may be too much adventure for you.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

        Does your Madiba doll sing “Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer”? If not, you should ask for a refund. If none of them do, you should create one that does. You’d make a millions bucks.

    • K-Dog August 30, 2018 at 3:14 am #

      Fact is as chocolate you’d be bitter and dark. But you are bitter and dark. Hmmmmmm.

      Cotard’s delusion!

      Janos, you think you are white and melanin free, but you may have a mental delusion stemming from not being able to deal with the truth of your African ancestry. The horror of being black was too much for you and you lost grip with reality and became delusional. Some men imagine themselves as Napoleon, some as a little girl in a pink tu-tu. You imagine yourself as white.

      Enjoy!

    • GreenAlba August 30, 2018 at 7:05 am #

      Janos

      Someone on this site, a long time ago, told me that I could be pretty sure that you (assuming you’re ‘real’) would be on all sorts of lists that would ensure you never got through passport control – hence, your actual first-hand knowledge of any other country other than your own is actually zilch. Is that true? You never mention any actual visits to the places you badmouth on here. Even I’ve been to Boston.

      Also, you make much of the achievements of your supposed ancestors, but I’m still waiting to hear about your own white-man achievements. Standing on the shoulders of giants is meaningless if all you’re capable of doing is brushing the dandruff from their collars.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

        I note that you don’t contest what was stated about Uppsala. It’s not turning out like you thought it would, eh? Just like South Africa. But you would rather die than admit Liberalism is wrong in its basic assumptions about the world.

        • GreenAlba August 30, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

          I haven’t read about Uppsala. I googled it and nothing recent came up. I don’t credit Amren with objectivity, so don’t use them as a reliable source. I never ‘thought it would’ turn out like anything – you credit me with forecasts I’ve never remotely made.

          I do not take pleasure in the high crime levels that exist in South Africa, but nor do I necessarily believe the propaganda about ‘white genocide’. If people are attacking farms (which I do not defend) and most of the ‘people’ in the country are black, while most of the land is owned or managed by white people, then the likelihood is that the perpetrator will, statistically, be black, and the farm owners or managers will, statistically, be white. That does not automatically mean ‘white genocide’ – it may just be about ratios. Black South Africans own a shockingly minuscule percentage of rural land.

          If it were about white genocide, I would not defend it. And from what I understand, those minority voices who still call for vengeful measures against their former oppressors are roundly condemned in mainstream circles for doing so.

          • GreenAlba August 30, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

            perpetrators

          • Tate August 30, 2018 at 2:58 pm #

            shockingly minuscule percentage of rural land.” smh. How should it “shock?”

            “their former oppressors” smh. Very benign “oppressors” they were too.

            Will she never acknowledge the gruesome torture/murders of the victims? They weren’t just robberies gone bad. She knows it. Studiously unaware as always.

          • GreenAlba August 30, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

            Why would I defend gruesome murders? I don’t defend them, (although I haven’t read the detail, I will take your word for that – and that’s saying something, given the nonsense you are capable of). And I clearly said I didn’t defend them.

            Nor did I defend white police officers routinely torturing prisoners under apartheid or the raping and torturing of women prisoners. It must be wonderful being ‘benignly’ raped and tortured by your oppressors, sorry ‘oppressors’.

            Given the nature of some of your posts on here, including one where you seemed to approve the comparison of women’s voting rights to those of babies and donkeys, I’m beginning to think doing anything other than ignoring ALL of your posts is almost indefensible.

            One can only hope you vent all your hate and poisonous views on here and don’t inflict them on your family and neighbours.

          • Tate August 30, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

            You use the word ‘defend.’ I don’t. One doesn’t have to actively defend a thing to further an agenda. One may simply acquiesce to or ignore it.

            Nice try.

            And you’re simply a liar when you imply that I am defending white police officers routinely torturing prisoners under prisoners & the rest of the tripe you wrote.

          • Tate August 30, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

            “… prisoners under apartheid…”

          • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2018 at 5:45 pm #

            It wasn’t Amren but Gates of Vienna. And like Amren (I’ve explained this to you before), they often take the stories of other publications and publish them, in this case Swedish ones. So you can go back and actually read what is said instead of googling in vain.

            So white genocide is fine as long as it’s unintentional, haphazard, or intentional but called something else and/or made to look unintentional?

            No, actually Trump was condemned for pointing out the growing danger to Whites. And Julius Malema – who often talks about White genocide – is not a fringe figure in any sense of the word. Show me where he is condemned by mainstream figures. He’s condemened by Amren and people like that, people you condemn in other words. Thus you people called Trump’s words, “White Nationalist talking points” – as if nothing we say could possibly be true and is in fact untrue by the very virtue of our saying it.

            You’re wrong in your every point.

    • malthuss August 30, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

      Hershey is chocolate.

  68. BackRowHeckler August 30, 2018 at 10:33 am #

    BeanTown Bill, Ozone, if you’re looking in …

    The new MGM casino opened up in Springfield last week, almost $1 billion invested; it looks like after nearly 4 centuries New England’s destiny was all along to be a center for casino gambling, who could have predicted it? Then again, farming began to be played out here by 1840, and what real heavy industry there was lasted from 1870 to about 1970. Textile was the first industry in New England, and the capital from the region was poured into it after the Southseas trade began to decline during the war of 1812. Textile eventually moved on to the Carolinas and then Asia. Even tho I believe in free trade and free markets and all that, this progression into gambling as the economic bedrock of New England seems short sighted and doomed to failure. It seems to me (as a non economist) in the long run wealth is created by hard work, making things of value, and prudent investments in industries like mining, farming, fishing and manufacturing. Casino gambling has none of this.

    Having said that I’m not against these large casinos (just don’t think an economy can be built around them, the concept of getting something for nothing); I heard the one in Springfield is pretty nice and will probably pay it a visit on our trip to the Big E in a few weeks.

    brh

    • malthuss August 30, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

      Detroit has a few casinos. The canuks can party there, shop and return north.

      • Elrond Hubbard August 31, 2018 at 9:22 am #

        There’s no need — Casino Windsor opened before any of the ones in Detroit. The Ontario government needed revenue in the early nineties, and decided to hoover as many dollars out of American pockets as possible while exporting the social problems. Worked out pretty well for us, too; we kinda forced Detroit’s hand. They understood casinos were a bad deal for them, but they had to at least keep jobs and revenue on their own side of the border.

        Also, Windsor is one of the few small pockets of Canada that is actually located to the south of the United States. Seriously, just look at a map — the Detroit River is a wrinkle in the contour of the Great Lakes shoreline. The more you know!

  69. BackRowHeckler August 30, 2018 at 10:36 am #

    Right up the road from you, Oz.

    Bill, you have a drive of about what, not even 2 hours down the Mass Pike.

    brh

    • malthuss August 30, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

      Prisons [for profit]
      casinos
      Pay Day ‘Loans’
      Credit Cards
      tattoo parlors
      methadone clinics

      etc

  70. FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2018 at 10:53 am #

    Indeed, the state of Russian society is constantly monitored and sanctions are imposed in the expectation of a drop in the standard of living in Russia and the related decline in the popularity of Vladimir Putin. And the more this popularity in the beginning, at the moment of the decision’s taking, the less hope that the sanctions will prove effective.

    Kremlin says no sign that U.S. seeking sanctions compromise
    yahoo.com/news/kremlin-says-no-sign-u-seeking-sanctions-compromise-104825624.html

    NATO reports Russian naval buildup amid Syria tensions
    yahoo.com/news/nato-reports-russian-naval-buildup-amid-syria-tensions-151936161.html

    The homeland is no longer a sanctuary’ amid rising near-peer threats, NORTHCOM commander says

    militarytimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/08/27/the-homeland-is-no-longer-a-sanctuary-amid-rising-n…

    From the point of view Sakharov’s Tsunami bomb US is the most vulnerable, while Russia is a sanctuary. He should explain it to those who want to start a war, thinking that US are invincible.

    • elysianfield August 30, 2018 at 8:22 pm #

      Komraden Finc!,
      I live 20 miles inland from the Pacific…146 feet elevation. Question…Will I have beach-front property if Sakaharov’s Tsunami Bomb is deployed? The idea of crabbing off my back deck is appealing….

  71. FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    From the point of view of current Russian Military Doctrine, sanctions could be considered as an act of war – blockade of the Russian economy, and therefore represent a threat to the very existence of the Russian state.

    Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of nuclear and other types of weapons of mass destruction against it or its allies, and also in case of aggression against Russia with the use of conventional weapons when the very existence of the state is threatened.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_doctrine_of_Russia

  72. FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2018 at 11:46 am #

    RUSSIA TELLS U.S. IT WILL RETALIATE AGAINST SANCTIONS ECONOMICALLY, POLITICALLY OR USING ‘OTHER’ METHODS

    newsweek.com/russia-tells-us-it-will-retaliate-against-sanctions-economically-politically-1067422

  73. FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2018 at 11:55 am #

    And here I am with my stupid Secret of Shakespeare and the War of Roses in the USA!

    Who else is interested how the war in England in the 15th century affects Russian-American relations in the 21st?

    It remains to live with what we have, that is, with a tin can, in which the religious background of events is hidden, which is the same as during the War of the Roses in England in the 15th century.

    And about this war nothing is known at all, except that it was a fierce and senseless struggle of the feudal lords for power.

    • beantownbill. August 30, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

      You should realize by now that Americans have little sense of history. Your posts, while interesting, will never have a big following here at CFN. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you must face the truth about this.

      • FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

        I also write about the current political events in US and Russia.

        However, I am convinced that to get a deeper understanding of our current predicament and to get a fuller picture of what is going on, you just have to have a knowledge of some small period of human history, say 1000 years, to verify your working hypothesis against more or less established facts – that’s what scientific method is all about.

        Otherwise you’re doomed to be drowned in a massive 24-hour cable news cycle and make completely wrong conclusions.

        • beantownbill. August 30, 2018 at 5:23 pm #

          I don’t disagree, just telling you how many people think (or don’t think).

  74. S M Tenneshaw August 30, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

    /////////////////////////////////////
    We lost what we had, that’s what hurt us so bad.

    It set us back a thousand years.
    /////////////////////////////////////

    Starting All Over Again — Mel and Tim.
    youtube.com/watch?v=ZBvdhODRNHI

    • Tate August 30, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

      Negroes have a natural effervescence, spontaneity & sense of rhythm. As opposed to Caucasians, who exhibit an awkwardness when trying to “get with” the tribal vibrations.

      You can clearly see that here in this video of Bo Diddley. If you watch to the end, you can see the white girls in the audience are disorganized & uncoordinated in their rhythmic capacities, as opposed to the naturalness of the Negro merry-making. The white girls should have been engaged in more academic pursuits, such as Home Economics.

      youtube.com/watch?v=yeZHB3ozglQ

  75. janet August 30, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

    The only time the government moves this fast, and things turn around so conveniently for such red-handedly-guilty jihadis caught mid-plot, is because these @$$clowns are government assets of some sort… –Tate

    The government is Trump’s government. Trump lets off the jihadis and destroys evidence. Maybe Trump is secretly Muslim.

  76. beantownbill. August 30, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

    @Marlin:

    Springfield is around 2 hours from me, maybe less, around 90-100 miles away depending on whether the casino is somewhat in the east or west part of Springfield.

    Ledyard, CT is about 91 miles from my house and takes me an hour and 45-50 minutes, depending on traffic and bathroom breaks – pretty much the same as Springfield.

    I’m so familiar with Foxwoods that I have no desire to go to a new place, but i’ll read up on reviews and make a final decision later.

    What I am waiting for is the new casino opening up in Everett, Ma in about a year. Everett is about a half hour away from me (I was born in Everett). If I like the experience I’d go there instead of Foxwoods.

    I totally agree with you about gambling. You can only run an economy if you make or grow things. Since we’ve lost our manufacturing base, America has gone down the shitter. Unfortunately, I’m addicted to gambling. Luckily, I can control my gambling urges, so I don’t lose my shirt, house, cash or anything else of value I own.

    I’ve seen so many people lose everything to gambling, so in reality I’m not for casinos. One has to be very tough-minded to gamble (and being lucky doesn’t hurt). I’ve known for a long time what alcoholics go through. Compulsive anything – sex, drinking, drugs, gambling, relationships, etc. – is a bitch.

  77. Tate August 30, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

    It was only a few short years ago, I can easily remember as I’m sure many of you can as well, when the ‘H’ question first began to be openly discussed, but before attitudes had hardened, when it was not an article of faith that homosexuality was foreordained from birth. Questioning had nothing to do with LGBTQ. Questioning was intellectually exploring the origin of the phenomenon. Needless to say, any person with a modicum of intelligence & honesty had to arrive at the conclusion that homosexuality is a complex phenomenon rife with difficulties in understanding fully all its aspects. At that time, choice was still not merely an “exploration” of one’s “identity” as if identity were simply a passive element that lay hidden that required discovering rather than what it actually is: that inner truth which is actively designed & constructed by each individual, i.e., a product of the Will, not a discovery at all but a craftwork, & if carefully & thoughtfully constructed, a very durable craftwork which can lead one to a lifetime of joyful achievement.

    How things have changed! Today what we have is a virtual straightjacket of gender & sexual Goodthink. That is to say, thought has become rigidified along doctrinal lines that admit of no discourse nor brook any opposition. Children are pressured into joining into this immensly fraught undertaking of “discovering” themselves with little guidance but that which originates from within the Gay Collective itself, with its obvious conflicts of interest. And heaven help a poor child who has second thoughts. Once that path of error has been trod, & the deviant habits laid down, there’s no turning back. Thus Conversion therapy, which has been denounced for years by the Gay Mafia as completely ineffective & even “immoral” (yes, they use that word), because everyone just “knows” it doesn’t work, & it’s just wrong to try to discourage a person from expressing their “true discovered” sexual nature, has actually been criminalized in a number of states. All I have to say about this is, phooey!

    Yes, Conversion therapy may not be 100% effective. But can it work? Of course, the Gay Collective says No, that’s impossible! But think about it. Two radically different viewpoints are in conflict here. One says our identity is determined from birth, that identity is something that is “discovered.” It’s just lying there & once it’s found, you know who you are. The other viewpoint says that identity is constructed, from societal models & from one’s own inclinations, yes, but informed by societal norms & built brick by brick to become who you are. In other words, it’s a product of design, a craftwork. Built by the individual as an expression of Will. Not always with full awareness or consciousness, but redesigns & thus redirections to one’s life under this conceptualization are at least possible.

    How do you break a bad habit? By an act of Will. Within the animal kingdom, only humans have the capacity to exercise their Will with forethought & design their own unique identities.

    • GreenAlba August 30, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

      What if I offered to build you a nicer bridge, DT? Lined underneath and everything?

      • Tate August 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

        No thanks, you have firmly committed yourself to gilding turds. You don’t build a bridge (which is not for living under by the way) of turds.

        • GreenAlba August 30, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

          Nope, Tate. I’ve committed myself to ignoring them, not gilding them. Neither turds not trolls can be gilded. Both are better ignored.

      • Tate August 30, 2018 at 5:27 pm #

        Thought you were going to “ingore (sic) my comments”?

        But you can’t, can you? Not if they’re not “silly” as you claim.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

      Questioning was intellectually exploring the origin of the phenomenon.

      Those are carefully designed ideological viruses grown in the labs of political think tanks, intelligence services and media outlets and launched into the organism of society to destroy it from within.

      • FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2018 at 8:45 pm #

        The difference between occasional homosexuality that was practiced in all times and all nations and the social homosexuality that we see now, is that before homosexuals clearly realized the sinful nature of their behavior, which left room for repentance and thus Salvation.

        Homosexuals who are proudly exhibiting their sinfulness in such demonic rites as “Gay Pride Parades” of all sorts, condemn themselves for eternal damnation.

      • FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2018 at 8:48 pm #

        So, bottom line, get the fuck back to the closet!

        • GreenAlba August 31, 2018 at 5:18 am #

          The beauty of a secular society, Finca, is that you are free to express your opinions on such matters, as you just have, but other people are also free to express theirs. And you are not allowed to dictate how they will live their lives.

          This means that you cannot be burned at the stake for not believing exactly what someone else believes, and you also cannot be forced to attend a gay pride march or to have a boyfriend.

          I believe there’s an annual gay pride march in Edinburgh. I’m not sure because I pay no attention to these things. And no-one makes me. If it came on the news for 15 seconds, no-one would stop me going into another room for those 15 seconds or even switching off the news, if such things offended my sensibilities.

          People who want to put other people in a closet are why we take care NEVER to allow theocracies to take root, be they Islamic or Christian.

          I agreed with you previously that no-one should be able to force a church, temple or mosque to perform gay marriages if they don’t agree with them. I believe that very strongly. Beyond that, people’s civil rights in the matter are none of your business, unless there is a referendum on the issue, as has happened in other countries recently, in which case you have the same vote as anyone else.

          You might want to remember the case of the brilliant Alan Turing, who is estimated by some to have shortened the second world war by as much as two years, and who saved anything up to 14 million lives – including American ones. He clearly did more for humanity than all of the people who read this blog put together – multiplied many times.

          But what the ruling morons in his grateful country worried about afterwards was the fact that he wasn’t turned on by the female form. He’d have got more sympathy back then if he’d been Roman Polanski. So they prosecuted him for having a relationship with another man, after which he agreed to chemical castration as an alternative to jail. Then he killed himself, which is, I suspect, what the current vicious busybodies would like to happen as a result of ‘conversion therapy’. Possibly even if it involved their own kids.

          Alan Turing wasn’t in the closet because of any realisation of his ‘sinful nature’ – he was in the closet because of the hypocrisy, arrogance and bigotry of the society in which he lived.

          And Plato, significant as he was, has no more say in how we live our private lives than Genghis Khan.

    • malthuss August 30, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

      youtube.com/watch?v=oPHcs0h8PQk&t=193s

  78. FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    Plato – Laws (dialogue):

    … The enjoyment of the union of the male nature with the female, which entails the birth, is given to us by Nature, the union of the man with the man and the woman with the woman is unnatural and has arisen as a daring attempt of people unbridled in pleasures

  79. FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2018 at 5:02 pm #

    Political Homosexuality

    Obama found support in the homosexual faction of the Democratic Party, and while this faction supported him he was all in chocolate and even managed to get rid of the need to ride in the elevator with armed people who do not belong to his official protection.

    Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Man With Criminal Record, Sources Say
    abcnews.go.com/Politics/obama-rode-elevator-armed-man-criminal-record-sources/story?id=25879349

    In addition, he tried to agree with the Bushes on the joint opposition to the plans of Hillary, but the Bushes obviously did not like the girl Albina and “God save the [Russian] Tsar” on the day of US Independence.

    They believe that copyright for friendship with Putin belongs to George W. Bush and no one in American politics has the right to use this without their written permission.

    As a result, Hillary somehow agreed with homosexuals, too, who were offended by Obama for not having strongly supported them in the issue of same-sex marriages.

    However, they tensed a little when Hillary began to demand for them the right to get married in the church, realizing that she was using them for her anti-Christian purposes, but the genuine enthusiasm of the broad homosexual masses about family health insurance for same-sex couples, drowned out the voice of the common sense.

    As a result, Obama turned on his own common sense and sat in the bushes for six months, only his spinning ears sticking out from the thick grass. He even allowed Bastinda to independently command the Turkish Flying Monkeys, because he knew that if he leaned out for a second, the completely wicked witch would swallow him whole right in the White House’s Oral Cabinet.

  80. FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

    Al Gore’s Message to President Trump: ‘Resign’

    Finca’s message to Al Gore: get lost already!

    • janet August 30, 2018 at 8:15 pm #

      Trump will resign, but not just yet. The walls are closing in. After the blue wave, when impeachment becomes evident, Trump will make like Nixon.

      • FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

        get lost already!

        • janet August 30, 2018 at 10:10 pm #

          Manafort is flipping. Trump is toast.

  81. Walter B August 30, 2018 at 10:34 pm #

    “I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.”

    Does not look like that’s gonna work out. Oh well, good thing there are other options in which to place a man’s hope and trust. Barry may have killed the hope option, but only in him, not in everything, thank God.

    • janet August 31, 2018 at 12:13 am #

      President Barack Hussein Obama is his name.

  82. janet August 31, 2018 at 12:23 am #

    Trump is about to trash the American economy by continuing the trade war he started with China. China will not be bullied by Trump.

    If Trump imposes fresh tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, as Bloomberg reports he plans to as early as next week, that will trigger a trade war with huge financial repercussions, because China will not back down.

  83. janet August 31, 2018 at 12:47 am #

    Donald Trump can fire Jeff Sessions, re-hire him and fire him all over again. It won’t change a thing for him, or for his children, if they are as complicit as they appear to be. The New York State Attorney General, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, the Manhattan District Attorney, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the Federal Election Commission, the Public Integrity Division at the US Justice Department, plus all the civil suits grinding away out there, are not going away. Trump can do nothing to stop them. Trump cannot pardon his way out of all the prosecutions he is facing.

  84. janet August 31, 2018 at 12:54 am #

    THE WHITE SICKNESS

    Davis Jack Forbes writes in his book, Columbus and Other Cannibals, of what he calls the “sickness of exploitation,” or the wétiko (cannibal) disease.

    Cannibalism, as Forbes defines it, “is the consuming of another’s life for one’s own private purpose or profit.”

    Forbes notes, “Imperialism and exploitation are forms of cannibalism and, in fact, are precisely those forms of cannibalism which are most diabolical or evil.”

    “Few, if any, societies on the face of the Earth have ever been as avaricious, cruel, violent, and aggressive as have certain European populations,” Forbes concludes.

    Native Americans experienced wétiko in brutal fashion not long after “first contact” with Europeans.

    “[Europeans] slaughtered, during one short period alone, 50 million buffalo, because thousands of us relied on them, and in less than a generation, they annihilated them,” Harold Dick Jr., a 72-year-old Chiricahua Apache. “And they take pride in this, and take pictures of the dead buffalo, like it takes a ‘real man’ to shoot an animal with a high-powered rifle from far away.”

    He added that when Native Americans talk about “great” people, they usually speak of medicine people, “but all of the greats the whites ever write about were great at destruction and subjugating people.”

    • sprawlcapital August 31, 2018 at 8:59 am #

      This is interesting, Janet.

      Recently I wrote that sport hunting is killing for fun, which I obviously think is sick behavior.

      Does anyone know if native Americans engage in sport hunting?

      • elysianfield August 31, 2018 at 11:05 am #

        “Does anyone know if native Americans engage in sport hunting?”

        Sprawl,
        Just other native Americans, I suggest.

    • sprawlcapital August 31, 2018 at 9:08 am #

      There is a prairie restoration, now about 25 years old, a few miles east of Des Moines, Iowa, which has a small herd of buffalo. They were brought to the preserve from elsewhere.

    • Careful there, sounds racist.

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