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I n this decade of maximum peril, a prankish God delivers two maximally detested candidates to lead the faltering nation as events run ahead of all the convenient narratives. For instance: the idea that Republican “insiders” can block Trump’s path to the nomination. The insiders may be phantoms after all. For instance, the loathsome Koch brothers have already made their move onto Hillary’s side of the game-board. Trump won’t miss their campaign contributions for a New York minute (while Hillary might find a way to stuff the cash into some Cayman Islands lock-box of the Clinton Foundation).

Events played right into Trump’s smallish hands last week when protesters outside a Donald rally in Costa Mesa, CA, waved Mexican flags and placards calling for the reestablishment of Aztlán del Norte. Kind of proves his point about illegal immigration, don’t it? Trump also supposedly blundered in saying that Hillary had only “the women’s card” left to play in her donkey trot to the election. I’m not so sure he’s wrong about that — though the indignometer needle danced through the red-line after he said it.

Has it come to this? The women’s party against the men’s party? What kind of idiot psychodrama is this country acting out? Mom and dad mud-wrestling in an election year hog-wallow? A Reality TV show writ large from sea to shining sea? Are there no better ways of understanding the difficulties we face?

Lately Hillary has been boasting of her ability to bring Wall Street to heel, theoretically after Wall Street installs her in the White House. Voters (especially women) might want to pay attention to Hillary’s lavish praise for President Obama’s handling of the banking turpitudes still unresolved seven years after the crack-up of 2008. What did the Dodd-Frank Act (signed by “O” in 2010) accomplish except to provide more lucrative work-arounds, by Too-Complex-To-Comprehend legalese, for Too-Big-To-Fail banks. It was written by bank lobbyists and lawyers and was about 2,270 pages longer than the old Glass Steagall Act that Bill Clinton vaporized in 1999. Do you suppose that Bill and Hill might have talked about the repeal of Glass Steagall back then? Do you wonder what she thought about it at the time… being a lawyer and all?

This week attention is fixed on the Indiana primary where Devil Bat Ted Cruz desperately makes his last stand against the Trump juggernaut. It seems that former House Speaker John Boehner actually succeeded in driving a wooden stake through Cruz’s hypothetical heart by casually remarking that he was “the most miserable sonofabitch I ever worked with.” Kind of hard to explain that one away, though Ted tried by sending out his new attack dog Carly Fiorina and claiming that he never worked with the Speaker of the House — a risible claim for a national legislator in the same party.

All of this would be amusing if the USA wasn’t sliding into the twilight of what many people call “modernity” — which is code for the techno-industrial hyper-complexity we’ve been enjoying lately as a species. We have yet to comprehend the diminishing returns of heaping more complexity on what is already too complex. Exhibit A for most of the common folk must be the Affordable Care Act (also signed by “O” in 2010). Whereas the shrewd stylings of Dodd-Frank surely mystify the public, most full-functioning adults understand what it means when their health insurance premiums go up by 20 percent and the new deductible makes it unthinkable to even consider going to the emergency room.

The sad truth may be that rackets of this kind are unreformable, and that we can’t begin to do things differently until they collapse. It should be obvious, for instance, that American health care needs to move in the opposite direction from where it has been going — from giantism, as epitomized by colossal merged mega-hospital corporations, back to some kind of local clinic care in which doctors and their subalterns are not burdened by an oppressive matrix of Charge-Master grift. There may be less razzle-dazzle technology in that future model, but much more hands-on care, plus an end to the kind of financial pillage that bankrupts households for relatively routine illnesses (the $90,000 appendectomy).

Likewise in virtually all other areas of American life, the real trend as yet un-discussed in this election campaign, will be unwinding and downscaling of the onerous, toxic hyper-complexity of the age now passing and finding our way to a workable re-set of what used to be known as political-economy.

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  1. charlesbasak May 2, 2016 at 8:48 am #

    2016 is the year all the western banker, western consumer nonsense will come down. Look for some quirky reintroductions to the goldstandard, too. Here is some related forecasting for the next 12 months:
    subversesjournal.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/2018/

    • George May 2, 2016 at 10:12 am #

      “Likewise in virtually all other areas of American life, the real trend as yet un-discussed in this election campaign, will be unwinding and downscaling of the onerous, toxic hyper-complexity of the age now passing and finding our way to a workable re-set of what used to be known as political-economy.”

      One of the things largely overlooked since our attention has been so focused on this year’s especially bizarre, if not entertaining, presidential campaign season, is on the curious goings on behind the big banks’ closed doors. Last year we started to see mineral commodities futures being sold short, so short that mineral extraction pretty much everywhere ground (excuse the pun) to a halt (large mineral extraction implements that cost millions new can be had for as little as $15K. Then late in the year CCC “Junk Bonds”, the only things with any appreciable return, started being liquidated. Only recently and for the first time, agricultural commodities futures contracts that are scheduled for this fall are being sold short. Why is this happening? Are whoever’s behind this liquidation trying to cover something hidden in the bizarre behavior of some class of derivatives or are they heading for the exits? Or worse, both?

      An excerpt from Chapter 17: Wall Street Takes Control and Blocks Debt Writedowns

      “Obama quickly slammed the door shut. Although having run on a populist platform, his role was to deliver his Democratic Party’s liberal constituency of urban labor, racial and ethnic minorities, environmentalists and anti-war advocates to his campaign contributors. Over the past half-century the Democratic Party’s strategy has been to create a menu of promises in two columns. Column A reflects the hopes and changes that voters want. Column B represent what the party’s major contributors and lobbyists want. Obama won the election by verbalizing the hopes of the 99 Percent, but did in practice what his campaign backers from the One Percent wanted. His language was populist, his policies oligarchic and aimed to prevent change.”

      Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy Paperback by Michael Hudson

      ISBN-13: 978-3981484281

    • charlesbasak May 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

      As a follow up, I just wrote this about how China (and the East) will reintroduce an elastic gold-backed currency:

      “The ever patient eastern dragon—not to be confused with a Targaryen—is very well organized and able to act with great subtlety, orders of magnitude more minute than the blundering western nations. They will reintroduce a precious metals backed currency over time, either as a singular nation or conglomerated with other tight trade-partners. With gold set to rise many fold, they will choose a ripe time when gold’s new legitimacy is unquestioned and that they have also accumulated enough during the years of relative suppression. The new Shanghai Gold Exchange and fix, itself a viable entity to restore realistic physical gold trading, is also serving as a stratagem to display China’s trustworthyness to global investors seeking a safe harbor: it is a lead up to their offering a currency that will have everyone flocking to their gates. So far things look to be very much in align with Willie’s predictions…

      When China does hit times of inelasticity, as Gause thinks they would were they to back their currency with gold, China will employ their option: release yet more gold to back their currency needs. Their initial backing will be large and substantial, but it will be in part a feign and a trial balloon. The key is that China will not back their currency with all their gold all at once; they will keep a large quantity (in the tens of thousands of tons) waiting in reserve. They will do it in stages as necessary, winning enthusiasm each step of the way, diluting/concentrating as needed, and thwarting all the major problems that western economists delineate a goldbacked currency would bring. Their employment of a creeping normalization with their currency has other precedents that run parallel, such as their taking on the role of being the largest industrial manufacturer in the world. There should be know doubt that these people know what they are doing.

      By the time their capturing of the global reserve currency status (utilizing the gold standard method) is a few years in, not just media punditry but entire cultural systems will be normalized to Chinese economic prowess, and western economic schools of thought will largely be bankrupted, nobody left who can read English will be able to afford to spend their time reading the antiquated and off-based notions of a bygone peculiar age… they will be too busy working for their Chinese bosses! I am no economist, but I think possessing a plurality of the world’s gold will give China and its allies the flexibility to move their pieces forward on the game board of economic conquest.”

      • JimInFlorida May 2, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

        Gold will never be money because of Gresham’s Law. Gold can only be used as security for trade between nations.

        In other words, Beijing makes a deal with New Delhi to deliver a thousand tons of agricultural fertilizer. India pays the bill and China calls up London and asks them to do a trade transfer of Chinese gold to India. Nothing leaves the vault. A piece of paper says that the gold is India’s until all the fertilizer is delivered. Then full Title to the gold is returned to China. Trade balance is maintained and performance is assured.

        Legitimate money is backed by time-labor value, what it produces, and the infrastructure that enables the fruits to make it to market. Everything else is consumption and B.S.

        American money is backed by the barrel of a gun and all the lies that can be loaded into the breech.

        • toktomi May 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

          “Gold will never be money…”

          Ya, I reckon that it’s a bit bulky for big purchases, but nobody said that gold would be used as money. I believe that the reference is to a gold BACKED currency.

          Am I missing something here?

          I like your characterization of the USD.

          …and it’s a treat to read some replies of substance hereabouts.

          ~toktomi~

  2. Walter B May 2, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    Yes the Unaffordable Health Care Act, now there is a living example of how Americans in masse will respond to oppressive actions against them by the sellout scumbag government – they will STFU and comply! Instead of public outrage of a BS plan that all despised before it was even installed, Americans simply shut up and paid. Yes, the parasites who don’t pay for anything were the first to jump on board, and who can blame them as they are too stupid to work in the first place, but the regular American worker, why they jumped on too now didn’t they? I listened to radio shows and read articles that attested to the fact that people are now paying thousands of dollars a month for a BS piece of plastic in their wallet and garbage coverage. Do you really think Americans will ever take to the streets for ANY assault on their paycheck when they simply shut up and pay for this one? Only the 25 year olds refused to hop on and that was mostly because they are unemployed and living in the basement without income and could not pay anyway. Nope, the sheep are always lead quietly to the slaughter and once they are all weeded out they will come for the rest of us as well. It is a good thing that they are bringing in so many ethnic replacements from the Middle East and South of the Border because the old slaves will need to be replaced by a more complacent, primitive workforce once we are wiped out.

    • DrTomSchmidt May 2, 2016 at 9:39 am #

      Give people time. See this article about how Christians can opt out of Obamacare, which is an option certainly more attractive to the young men who have seen their premiums skyrocket to pay community-rated prices to support women to whom they are not married.

      As the enormity of the disaster becomes manifest, people won’t revolt. They will drop out, one by one. Just as people are dropping out of cable TV, cutting the cord and the bleached blonds barking at them. No one organizes it, but it happens, until one day the structure collapses.

      A little faith, please!

      • Walter B May 2, 2016 at 9:50 am #

        Thanks Doc, you are right, it is a good time to maintain Faith.

      • swmnguy May 2, 2016 at 10:15 am #

        Thanks for the calm and wise reminder.

        Indeed, my kids and their peers are proving out your conclusion. They’re reaching the end of high school and starting to make some decisions about future plans. Many are delaying college until the college finance scam collapses. Others are getting into the college of their choice, and then taking light course loads and working to pay as they go, or taking time off once they’ve gotten accepted.

        They’re working jobs, using credit cards and paying them off immediately (not even waiting for the bill to arrive; just transferring the money online).

        They see the overly-complex systems collapsing, right now in real time, in front of everyone’s eyes. And it doesn’t panic them. They just don’t see it as a disaster when an obvious clusterfuck starts to resolve itself. Maybe a little dicey at times; these aren’t the days to make long-term commitments you can’t back out of because it’s a cinch the other parties aren’t going to hold up their end of the deal unless it works to their advantage.

        Kids aren’t even subscribing to cable TV, much less cancelling their subscriptions. They’re not buying houses until the prices make sense. They’re taking general studies courses at community colleges, and then transferring to “name” schools for the last two years to get the degree with the right name on it (for about half the price).

        America and the world are going to be fine. The obsolete systems we use are going to disappear. Those of us who cling to those systems are in for a world of hurt. Those of us who have always realized we were on our own and would have to live by our wits won’t even notice much change unless we stop and think about it.

        • DrTomSchmidt May 2, 2016 at 12:55 pm #


          Indeed, my kids and their peers are proving out your conclusion. They’re reaching the end of high school and starting to make some decisions about future plans. Many are delaying college until the college finance scam collapses. Others are getting into the college of their choice, and then taking light course loads and working to pay as they go, or taking time off once they’ve gotten accepted.

          I work in that industry. It was once a place where young men and women could go to be built up, not mulcted, it is now a place, like any other in the USA, where a managerial elite skims off the profits for its own pockets, seen most especially in the differential between what adjuncts get and what admins at the top get. It’s like Wal-mart but not yet as extreme.

          Public universities, with their lecture-size classes for the first two years, have also been for-profit. The goal has been to get the undergrads to pay a lot of tuition while paying some poor sap a pittance to handle 200 hormonal late-teenagers, and transferring the money gained as excess to either research (which most undergrads will not benefit from) or to subsidize smaller class sizes in senior and junior year. Your kids are short-circuiting this process by only paying for the “good” two years of instruction.

          University administrations are in panic mode now. The dearth of people to pay means casting a global net for people; foreign students will enroll for a lottery ticket chance at a job in the USA. This will collapse soon, perhaps within 5 years, and I salute your kids for their role in helping it along.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 2, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

        Where I live, I see young men inflicting trauma on each other, and requiring a helicopter, at ten thousand bucks a trip, to go get their free health care at a hospital in another city, and I suspect I’m paying for that.

        • DrTomSchmidt May 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

          The hospitals will complain about the cost of serving them. Don’t worry; they’re doing fine. Indeed, you are paying for them, both in taxes and in inflated medical premiums.

      • abbybwood May 2, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

        It is fine to “drop out” of Obamacare, but folks will still be nailed with the “fine/tax/penalty?” to the IRS which goes up each year one is not enrolled in an “acceptable” insurance program.

        When I was living in Massachusetts this was what many were doing. Dropping out of the Mass Plan to pay the penalty and try to eat right and exercise and avoid seeing a doctor as much as possible.

        Many told me, “It is either stay in the Mass Plan or heat the house this winter.”

        • DrTomSchmidt May 2, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

          The Christian Health Plan qualifies. Loophole city.

          If the system of healthcare scams continues, faithful Christians will drop out of subsidizing the systems run by their enemies. Then the elite will wind up having to pay for those on the bottom, and the game of high-low against the middle will be upended. About the time this becomes a threat, expect the elites to force the renegade Christians to bow to the elites’ God. Then we get to see how well the First Amendment holds up.

          Faithful Christians who are not boozing, drug addicted, or promiscuous ought to have lower healthcare costs. If their religion gives them a bulwark against anomie, even more so.their withdrawal, one by one, will collapse the rotten superstructure, benefiting even those who are not part of their groups.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

            There is no First without the Second. The Second is the Teeth of the Bill of Rights, the Guarantor, the Convincer. But for that, we’d already be in the Gulags that Bill Ayers so earnestly desires for us.

  3. RobH May 2, 2016 at 9:11 am #

    It’s mom against daddy. The kid’s know they’re both idiots, and are voting for grandpa!

    • DrTomSchmidt May 2, 2016 at 9:33 am #

      Hah! That’s good.

    • Neon Vincent May 2, 2016 at 9:45 am #

      “It’s mom against daddy. The kid’s know they’re both idiots, and are voting for grandpa!”

      It’s not just the kids. In advance of last week’s premiere of Season 6 of “Game of Thrones,” Survey Monkey conducted a poll and found that Tyrion Lannister ties Sanders and beats Clinton and Trump. The show’s fans preferred Sanders to both Clinton and Trump. That a fictional character might win an election is par for the course. Last December, Reuters found that both Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi would beat Clinton and Trump. Even Darth Vader would beat Trump!

      That’s not all. Vox looked at the candidates and figured out who they’d be in Westeros. Clinton, no surprise, would be Circei Baratheon nee Lannister. Trump wouldn’t be any known character, but he’d fit right in with the Lannisters, too, maybe as Joffrey all grown up. Americans want a Lannister, but poor Tyrion won’t be on the ballot. Instead, Trump is coming and he’s building a wall.

      • Frankiti May 2, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

        Americans can never get enough fiction be it boob-tube or celluloid. Distracted with men chasing inflatable balls, comic book movies and gratuitously violent serialized TV shows. Grow up already. The dimwits amongst us can’t separate fact from fiction, so now they feed you fiction in spite of the facts.

    • abbybwood May 2, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

      I noticed that the Rasmussen poll from today has Trump at 41% and Clinton at 39%.

      As more and more voters get hip to “Crooked Hillary” (too bad “Lyin’ Ted” was already taken) I think we will see The Donald’s polling going even higher against Clinton as the July Democrat soiree approaches in Philly in late July.

      Right now, with no indictment on the horizon against Clinton, the “Super” delegates are holding to their deals with Clinton to support her.

      But if Trump’s polling keeps inching away from her as more voters “get to know her” then, indictment or no indictment, come July the “Super” delegates will really have something juicy to discuss over their cocktails at their little “meet and greet” get togethers.

      I predict there will come a time PRIOR to the convention where the “Super” delegates will find themselves doing some serious soul-searching.

      “Should we pick the candidate who bought and paid for us two years ago, “Crooked Hillary” who is polling behind Trump, or should we pick the populist candidate who is polling in double digits AHEAD of Trump, “Honest Bernie”?”

      I think Sanders is right. It will be a “contested” convention in Philly.

      And even though he may not have a “better hand” than Clinton, he is holding the wild card which is the “Super” delegates deciding if they want to pick a sure winner or a crooked loser.

      • abbybwood May 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

        Oh, and speaking of “Lyin’ Ted” who claims he doesn’t really know Boehner and has rarely spoken to him….

        It seems that Boehner hired Cruz to be his lawyer once upon a time:

        businessinsider.com/ted-cruz-john-boehner-lawyer-2015-9

        Any lawyers I have ever hired, I got to know them pretty damn well.

    • Frankiti May 2, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

      And grandpa is an insane closet communist.

  4. newworld May 2, 2016 at 9:24 am #

    The obscenity to this clown show has been the 7 years of silly distractions that the “elite” via the political theater that is Obama thru the media have foisted upon America.

    While God, guns and gays take up our time the elite take our life savings. And by savings I mean more than a cash balance in some account.

  5. SteveO May 2, 2016 at 9:25 am #

    Puerto Rico is going to default on 350 million dollars worth of debt today. What are the chances this sets off the next crisis? I wonder who’s holding the credit default swaps on those bonds. Time to bail out AIG again?

    • seawolf77 May 2, 2016 at 10:32 am #

      350 million??? Put a band aid on it.

      • SteveO May 2, 2016 at 10:59 am #

        It’s the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back.

  6. PeteAtomic May 2, 2016 at 9:25 am #

    The fact that we have these two muppets in consideration points to a more precipitous decline than I would have wagered.

    Get local, get rural, and get real.

  7. DrTomSchmidt May 2, 2016 at 9:32 am #

    We have yet to comprehend the diminishing returns of heaping more complexity on what is already too complex. Exhibit A for most of the common folk must be the Affordable Care Act (also signed by “O” in 2010).

    I recently had a chance to see what was being spent on our “health” care premiums, privileged salary-class family that we are. By my calculations, some $20k a year of combined employer-employee expenditure for this racket, though the actual spend is invisible because most of it is employer. It’s simply thoroughly corrupt, and it’s not the doctors who serve us getting rich.

    Jim, what is happening by you to create a new, smaller, more local system? I would think a small community of religiously-connected people, like an Amish group that used electricity, could create a healthcare system without the overhead. First thing not to do: accept ANY Federal dollars, so if they build a hospital the emergency room does NOT have to pay for care of anyone who walks in. that would eliminate a lot of the cross-subsidy. The group might pay the med school tuition of group members in return for those members pledging to serve in the group’s medical system. Access to the system strictly limited by confession of faith.

    • Lawfish May 2, 2016 at 10:11 am #

      “Access to the system strictly limited by confession of faith.” Perhaps you are unaware of that little Constitutional nicety called the “Establishment clause.” You propose using government money to create a health care system that only serves Christians (I’m assuming you’re Christian)?

      • DrTomSchmidt May 2, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

        I’m proposing just the opposite: that faith-based communities use their own funds and refuse ANY Federal dollars. The cost of compliance with Federal regulation will soon, if it has not already, exceed the value of Federal dollars. Accept one Federal dollar and your emergency room must accept all comers.

        I am Christian, but there is no reason other groups might not benefit as well. I think of Orthodox Jews, or Muslims. With strict adherence to Islamic Law allowing the group to expel anyone who drinks or uses drugs, you might imagine that a lot of subsidized destructive behavior might not need to be paid for by the Muslims.

        There is still a lot of freedom for people who think and act locally, and refuse to take the government dollar. Those people, of course, are not money-motivated; you won’t find a 5-million-dollar-a-year executive running a “non-profit” that doesn’t take Medicare or Medicaid. Consider that a feature, not a bug.

        The Amish already do this: amishreligiousfreedom.org/amishfaq.htm#medic I see little reason why other groups shouldn’t start to build their robust local communities now.

        • Lawfish May 2, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

          Not sure why religion has anything to do with it. There are plenty of us out here who do not subscribe to organized religion, but still lead moral lives and believe in God.

          • Thinkgloballyactlocally May 2, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

            Totally right. Why religion is necessary to organise health care?

          • Frankiti May 2, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

            You answered your own question. Because there are people, sadly, that NEED religion to be moral, good, righteous people… because they are not.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

            Because you need the organization that Organized Religion provides.

            Many people think abortion is completely moral and a woman’s right. That’s a morality alien and inimical to Christians. By definition, they cannot be in the same system.

          • Frankiti May 2, 2016 at 9:45 pm #

            Christianity is a barbarian religion. An invader’s religion. Carried into the occident by near eastern immigrants and the non-Latin soldiers that populated the legio. An infection of the mind that poisoned and ultimately killed its host, western civilization. Thought replaced by decree. Theory and argument replaced by dogma. And here the infection persists, most ironically in a western supremacist made blind by said mental disease.

          • DrTomSchmidt May 2, 2016 at 10:47 pm #

            Because the ones that were set up happened to be Christian, and happened to be grandfathered in under Obamacare. If you read the link and the NY Times story, there is one organization that takes people of “all faiths,” which might also include no faith. Dunno.

            Perhaps under Obamacare you can also set up an organization for people like yourself. It would be worth undertaking.

          • basil May 3, 2016 at 8:09 am #

            and what about lifelong Christians who commit rape, theft, murder, etc,-sometimes in the name of god. it is not uncommon. history shows religion (call it what you want) is anything but moral. the bible itself is packed with immorality.

          • Frankiti May 3, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

            I’ll let some of you in on a fantastic little secret. The meme of christianity is perhaps the greatest marketing success in the history of humankind. Entire nations of people warring for, killing for, a club, a belief planted in their head through spoken and written word, by salesmen. It’s utterly incredible how the feeble minded can be controlled, can be told what to wear, eat, consume, buy, and most importantly believe. What to think, and how to process thoughts, it’s uncanny. They can be made to believe in, and feel for something that does not exist, be it a cross or a polo player on a shirt. Symbolism and iconography holds sway over their weak minds. The meaning they associate, the meaning planted in their heads. The meme that keeps on giving. People are always being programmed, even the chicken littles, the ones that consider themselves outliers in their minds… buying seeds, bug-out bags, tents, lots of knives. Programmed… to consume… from suggestion and repeated suggestion and word, written and spoken.

  8. Being There May 2, 2016 at 9:34 am #

    Thanks JHK

    Always beautifully put and as always your turn of words make me laugh while reading this in horror about where this mess is going.

    It should be clear by now that only a very few on the other side of the interest rate and economic global apartheid are in a huge slow decline that may take on some new speed very soon.

    On Zero Hedge, Tyler Durden writes about how our wonderful Project Globalism is about to blow in our faces.
    zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-01/was-fed-just-given-launch-code

    …….[So, with that said, I want to outline a few developing issues that have the potential (true potential, not the hyperbolic) for outright disruption of all business as we know it. And no – not the type of “disruption” that emanates from the tech world. No, this one is far more disruptive, and, has implications for not only the business world, but the citizenry as well. After all: if you don’t think a business disruption can wreak havoc quickly – watch how fast calamity ensues once it’s realized a lowly roll of toilet paper will no longer be available.]
    Of course its all about China and what happens when Saudi Arabia wants to dump US treasuries if we say anything about their involvement in 911—-like we didn’t already know as soon as it happened. Yes, we wanted the giant sausage around the world where we are so interdependent for everything that we will be all taken down whenever there’s a hiccup somewhere else.

    Yes we took down the middle class so we could build some billionaire Feudal Lords……who write our laws through lobbyists.

    • hmuller May 2, 2016 at 10:05 am #

      Since you mentioned toilet paper, I’ve read that it’s now nearly unobtainable in Venezuela. This has caused their legal system to redefine the term “clean hands”.

    • abbybwood May 2, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

      No worries! CIA Director Brennan says those 28 pages (that are secret and are totally redacted) are much ado about nothing. “Lots of inaccuracies and hearsay!”:

      foxnews.com/politics/2016/05/02/cia-director-says-secret-911-report-pages-full-hearsay-inaccurate-in…

      So Obama can release them then assure the Saudis that it’s all good!

      He’s got the CIA director saying they are just so much hooey!

      Which is why they are kept in a vaulted room where only members of Congress are allowed to read them and must leave all pens, papers and recording devices outside the room and no aides are allowed to accompany them.

      All makes perfect sense to me!

  9. orbit7er May 2, 2016 at 9:35 am #

    I will follow my original plan and vote for Jill Stein from the Green Party whose platform is the only one which makes sense in the age of Peak Oil and Climate Change. It is important to note that the major reason Germany is one of the leaders in renewable energy and the Green Transition is that the Greens joined the Red-Green Coalition of government back in the 80’s. While the Greens quietly shutup about their opposition to NATO they did get the investments in solar, wind, methane capture and other Green investments which are now paying off for Germany’s future sustainability.
    Some straws in the wind – a few weeks ago subprime auto loans began going belly up even as gasoline prices are at record lows. The US Happy Motoring public just set a new record for oil consumption as Auto Addiction temporarily ramps back up with temporary low gasoline prices. But as the oil price rebounds we can be sure the subprimate Auto /truck defaults will accelerate.
    Meanwhile supposed economic gurus are shocked that US productivity has stagnated as we hit Limits to Growth.
    Should that really be a surprise as the fossil fuels and oil which fueled decades of rampant material growth get more and more expensive and get less Energy Return for Energy Invested?
    And also since the only increase in jobs in the US since the financial crash have been temp gig jobs and primarily service jobs.
    How much faster can workers flip burgers?
    I still expect the stock market to suffer a major “correction” before the end of 2016..

  10. George May 2, 2016 at 10:13 am #

    “Likewise in virtually all other areas of American life, the real trend as yet un-discussed in this election campaign, will be unwinding and downscaling of the onerous, toxic hyper-complexity of the age now passing and finding our way to a workable re-set of what used to be known as political-economy.”

    One of the things largely overlooked since our attention has been so focused on this year’s especially bizarre, if not entertaining, presidential campaign season, is on the curious goings on behind the big banks’ closed doors. Last year we started to see mineral commodities futures being sold short, so short that mineral extraction pretty much everywhere ground (excuse the pun) to a halt (large mineral extraction implements that cost millions new can be had for as little as $15K. Then late in the year CCC “Junk Bonds”, the only things with any appreciable return, started being liquidated. Only recently and for the first time, agricultural commodities futures contracts that are scheduled for this fall are being sold short. Why is this happening? Are whoever’s behind this liquidation trying to cover something hidden in the bizarre behavior of some class of derivatives or are they heading for the exits? Or worse, both?

    An excerpt from Chapter 17: Wall Street Takes Control and Blocks Debt Writedowns

    “Obama quickly slammed the door shut. Although having run on a populist platform, his role was to deliver his Democratic Party’s liberal constituency of urban labor, racial and ethnic minorities, environmentalists and anti-war advocates to his campaign contributors. Over the past half-century the Democratic Party’s strategy has been to create a menu of promises in two columns. Column A reflects the hopes and changes that voters want. Column B represent what the party’s major contributors and lobbyists want. Obama won the election by verbalizing the hopes of the 99 Percent, but did in practice what his campaign backers from the One Percent wanted. His language was populist, his policies oligarchic and aimed to prevent change.”

    Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy Paperback by Michael Hudson

    ISBN-13: 978-3981484281

  11. erik May 2, 2016 at 10:23 am #

    The world of Greer’s “Twilight’s last gleaming” may be closer than we think. If the Dollar loses reserve currency status and America no longer controls world finance (with all of its power to reward and punish others), our govt. will lose credibility in a hurry once it no longer carries the cheese platter.
    Interesting times may lie ahead.
    I’ve thought for a long time that the American Empire is as internal as it is external and that the country should break up into regional entities. Maybe it will come to pass.

    • Bro Jobe May 2, 2016 at 10:33 am #

      I’d be happy to see the Deep South go its own way backward to theocracy and bumpkinism. That said, no process like that would be painless. Millions would die. I’m not ready for that. Are you?

      • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

        As if your Communist views are the height of rationality, goodness, and peace. Green is the new Red. Every mainstream Environmentalist has disgrace themselves by supporting mass Mexican immigration. The Sierra Club took a massive bribe to keep mum about the negative environmental effects of it, both to the local borders areas and to America as a whole.

      • cbeard May 2, 2016 at 6:03 pm #

        The Deep South may do better than you think in some dire scenario. Bumpkinism indeed. I’ve traveled around America quite a bit and have been both pleasantly surprised and disgusted with the local populace. True, the south may have a lot of religious zealotry, but not much more than some other regions. You won’t find another place with more regional pride and other than insulting a mans wife or family, making derogatory comments about the people or place will get you hurt very quickly. Our biggest problem would be racial in nature and again, maybe not as much as expected, depending on the locale and circumstances. Why so much animosity towards everyone in the South? Come on down to South Georgia for a visit and we’ll show you some real southern hospitality, if you mind your manners. If not you will be taught some social grace.

    • abbybwood May 2, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

      That would be easy. California is already it’s own country and we are about to legalize pot in November.

      If Trump wins the election and names Chris Christy as Attorney General (who is vehemently pro-drug war/anti-legalization of pot) your prediction may come true!

  12. seawolf77 May 2, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    Yes that is the key. England held onto it for the first bloodletting, but not the second. That’s when we took it from them. So for China to get this prize there will have to be a war, because there is nothing that grants the privilege of being the reserve currency, and it is always maintained through the force of arms. This east/west showdown has been centuries in the making.

  13. shotho May 2, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    As a citizen of the deep South, I’d be happy to see it too.

  14. K-Dog May 2, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    I was at the King County Democratic Convention yesterday while the Local King County Platform was interminably discussed prior to a vote of adoption. Not a risible activity to be in a stuffy high school gym on a most warm and estival of days. Local candidates and other notable democratic politicians were in attendance giving short speeches.

    Senator Patty Murray unexpectedly arrived and took the microphone. Immediately a chant rose up and feet began to stomp. Bernie, Bernie, Bernie was the cry.

    It seems people in a county with Bernie getting two thirds of the caucus votes are not too happy with all the Washington State super-delegates being in Hillary’s powder blue pant suit pocket. The Senator must be seen as participating in the fix for there have been so immediate and so strong a reaction. The senator gave the usual and getting very old very fast, ‘we are all Democrats speech’ and not like the demonic Republicans.

    It is not going to fly, Trumps popularity is because his clown act is a comic one and the American people no longer find the clown act politics of conventional politicians from either party amusing at all. Trumps popularity is a function of the failure of the American political system and is not a triumph of any kind.

    No Senator, we are not all Democrats and some of us will be returning to the independent voting fold very soon if and when Hillary is anointed as Grifter in Chief by the party. Then the same social forces which caused Trump to grow like a green giant throwing a shadow over Ted Cruz and the other Republicans in the valley of weeds will consume the Democratic party as well. The Democratic party leaders having not a clue as to how pissed off people really are.

    Current popularity being no measure of future acclaim the Senator would do well to wonder why the crowd she was speaking to was so big. It was not there for Hillary. Her claim that super-delegates would never go against the will of the majority because historically they never have before shut up the crowd up long enough for her to get out of the room but no longer than that before the unmistakable smell of bullshit filled the high school gymnasium.

    No senator, the large crowd of people you were addressing were not there because we are ‘all Democrats’. There are a lot of days left yet to November. The loyalty you assume would have to be earned, and for most of us Hillary does not pay the freight. She is not the one to be bringing home the bacon. Ignoring the rank and file may just wind up putting carrot top in the oval office flower bed.

    So it goes.

    • abbybwood May 2, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

      The day after I vote for Sanders in the California primary I am switching my registration to “Decline to State”.

      And the very first email I get from Hillary and the DNC after her coronation in Philly I will be scrolling to the bottom and clicking the “UNSUBSCRIBE” link.

      • abbybwood May 2, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

        What if everybody left the Democrat and Republican party’s and became “Decline to State” registrants and they had their primaries and nobody came?

        • Frankiti May 2, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

          That’s called status quo. Does anyone even realize thither vote really doesn’t matter come final election time?

          • Frankiti May 2, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

            that there

      • ffkling May 2, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

        And so it will be written that Abby cut off her nose to spite her face. Mission accomplished!!!!!!!

  15. patrickd May 2, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    The US is apparently maneuvering – still – to overthrow the Assad government in Syria and to encircle Russia with NATO military assets. These events coincide with Russia’s abandonment of the US dollar as the pricing medium for its oil. Ten years ago I thought Iran was bonkers when it said the USA was the Great Satan, but today I say, yeah, indeed, it is.

    The American dream is now a nightmare. Our officials are criminals who murder non -whites in the the US, or lock them up in the prison syndicate, and who also murder non-whites across the globe in order to steal resources for the oligarchs’ unrelenting greed to absorb the world’s “wealth”. They will murder all who resist. They are the true terrorists.

    It’s a shame that they cannot be stopped.

    I’m not as smart as Jim, our host, nor as hopeful. I don’t see that there is anything I can do to resist the American great evil, so I work toward my goal of living small and sustainable, using as little energy as possible on a small homestead, relying on solar, wind, and geothermic energy sources, which are small but steady. I often think of carrying a sign in my small town that says something about the American evil and how it needs to stop, but I fear that morons will attack me. As it is, I am lucky to ride my bike around town without being yelled at or buzzed by evil morons in pick-up trucks and SUV’s, who are incensed at my nerve to ride on the side of the road.

    As for the political charade being played now, I simply cannot listen to any of those clowns – it is truly an assault on my intelligence.

    I’m creating my own world and will watch this American world collapse, with some degree of satisfaction. I read Greer’s Twilight’s Last Gleaming three times, and it is such a satisfying read. Russia, Iran, China, some African nations, all work together to trounce the US in a regime change/oil theft attempt. When I read how China says it’s not afraid of war with the US, I think of this book and how China, with the help of its partners, wipes out the US criminal invasion of a small African nation, to steal oil, at least in the book. Will this happen in real life? It certainly seems to be headed that way. Already the dollar is being replaced by BRICS nations, and the US is mad as hell.

    It makes me angry that servicemen who serve the US in belief that the US is honorable, are being duped and are dying in action. It makes me angry that the US uses the military to murder millions of innocent and unarmed people who happen to live in resource-rich areas of the world. It’s time for the US to be defeated militarily and for the nation itself to break up into smaller pieces.

    The one true hope I have is that soon – within the next century – oil will be gone, all used up, and the snakes who rule the world will no longer have the ability to seize wealth. This hope is more than matched with my knowledge that human history is a history of warfare. The human race cannot really be described as being an intelligent species for that reason.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

      The police are out of control, but plenty of Whites are gunned down as well. This is an issue that could have brought people together, but folks like you buy into the media hype about Blacks being the only victims.

      Meanwhile in Europe, Whites are the victims of mass crime perpetrated against them by Muslims – while the Leftist Governments look on with benign indifference if not approval. If you want racial peace, you can’t support White genocide. I hope you realize that.

      • patrickd May 2, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

        Ah, I support white genocide. I did not know that. How am I doing that? And what is it? Is it whites being killed, or whites killing everyone else? While you’re at it, can you tell me all my other character defects? You seem to know what they are. Go ahead and print the entire inventory.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

          You said Whites are killing everyone else. I pointed out that Whites are the victims in many places. The question is whether your sense of justice is equal to your ethnomasoschism. I doubt it since Leftists tend to equate betraying their own people with morality. It’s kind of like a potlatch for Whites. The Northwest Coastal Indians used to burn property and kill slaves to show rich, powerful, and detached they were. Whites betray their own people to show how moral they are.

          • patrickd May 3, 2016 at 10:52 am #

            Now I’m an ethnomasochist. And I don’t believe that there are white victims. Wow. Things I didn’t know about myself. You’re great at pointing out fictitious things about others. Very inventive. This makes you an assclown, Janos Skorenzy. You live in delusions, cannot think clearly, and are an asshole provocateur. Please, go fuck yourself today.

      • patrickd May 2, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

        i did say that our officials are killing lots of people, but I don’t recall saying that I support it. Which sentence of mine says I support all this killing? I don’t see the sentence on my monitor, but maybe I need to look harder? (I also don’t recall writing it. Nor do I actually support killing of any kind, but then, maybe I secretly do and you spotted it???) Please help!

        • Frankiti May 2, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

          He’s the resident white supremacist nazi (godwin’s law does not apply here). He is a victim. He’s victimized. He’s programmed. Now that’s a good white boy.

          • newworld May 2, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

            No he is just quoting the UN Convention on Genocide, you on the other hand are perpetrating bigotry.

          • JimInFlorida May 3, 2016 at 10:30 am #

            Frankiti, your THOUGHTCRIME! alarm is buzzing quite loudly. Big Brother has taken over your thought process, caused you to run to the Leftist Confessional, and reassure the Priest of Political Correctness by reciting the Sacred Words that confess you are still racially blind.

            Every single assertion of Janos can be verified by simple observation and daring to open Forbidden Books that testify of a past that we are not allowed to ponder. Lest we be guilty of Mortal Sin, even unto the Unforgivable Sin of beholding our White Anglo-Euro Heritage and calling it Good.

            Yes, White Christendom has fallen far but, from whence we fell, it is still good; even worthy to strive up the steep sides of the Pit and back into the sunlight of All White Neighborhoods. Even the railroad tracks that say to the Children of Darkness with the voice of thunder, “Thou Shalt Not Cross!”

          • Frankiti May 3, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

            Jim, you’re nuttier than a squirrel turd. Although, in your defense, I have yet to meet a normal person from Florida. Right? It’s like they’re all just a bit off. Anyway, you’re quoting Gandolph…from Lord of the Rings… after some non-sequitur about railroad tracks or something. I suppose part of my yearning for the Kunstlercast days, and conversations about suburban sprawl, has more to do with the fewer amounts of wackadoos, racists, anti-semites, nut-jobs, conspiracy theorists, and full blown weirdos. But that’s entertainment!

          • JimInFlorida May 4, 2016 at 7:07 am #

            Frank, I only quote myself. I’ve never read Lord of the Rings. If I quote somebody, I’ll give them credit in the comment.

            I enjoy launching off into metaphors and hyperbole. But, the ideas underneath are as solid and real as the nuts I eat. I would argue that YOU maintain a steady diet of New Left swill.

            Janos’s assertions sound heretical because We The Sheep have been fed GMO Propaganda for so long that Real Knowledge tastes funky.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 11:40 pm #

          Which bothers you more, Whites killing Blacks or the far more usual, Blacks killing Whites? The former, right? Admit it: you are basically fine with minority mayhem against Whites. It’s reparations, right? As long as it doesn’t happen to you, you think we have it coming.

          • Lonely Traveler May 4, 2016 at 9:36 am #

            There are too few people of any color killing other people. So far this year, toddlers have only shot 23 people. We need to step up our game. Mandatory automatic weapons for all toddlers is the answer.

            washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/05/01/toddlers-have-shot-at-least-23-people-this-year/

            Janos, with all due respect, this blog is always most interesting for the first couple of hours after JHK posts his weekly article. Then you show up and start spewing the spew that you do spew, continuously, and it all goes downhill from there.

          • JimInFlorida May 5, 2016 at 9:34 am #

            L.T. I would say that Janos S. is the Chlorine that must be periodically added to the CFN forum swimming pool. Just like with any public swimming pool, Janos is also the urine detector dye that brightly points out those fools who try to sneak in some New Left nonsense into the forum pool.

            Anybody who adds Chlorine or any other sanitizer to their swimming pool is a Speciesist, biological racist, and is probably guilty of keeping their house clean of other non-human guests. How dare you…

    • Frankiti May 2, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

      Let us look at the Earth objectively. There exists a mode of life on this planet where life feeds on life. Period. It is dog eat dog. The strong prey on the weak and the weak prey on the defenseless (plants and the like). And the prayers (meme infected brains) prey on the free thinkers. There are more things here that are trying to, and will, kill you given the opportunity. Things seen and unseen. Perhaps life here, the way it is arranged is wrong, or not perfected. If so, who can correct it. Who can see it as wrong, act on it? Ironically, only one of the greatest killers the planet has yet produced. Life of the Earth variety is not cruel, cold, or unjust. It just is. We bring, through our consciences and consciousness, more; a judgment. Now, can humans be trusted with making a better world or preserving life as it is on Earth. Do we want either? Perhaps better is a world that we do not yet know, and we will not be a part of. Such is life.

      • messianicdruid May 2, 2016 at 8:39 pm #

        If we would judge ourselves we would not be judged.

      • messianicdruid May 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

        “If we would judge ourselves we would not be judged.”

      • JimInFlorida May 6, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

        I reject the primacy of the Law of the Jungle and its political manifestations in libertarianism and neoconservatism.

        The objective of civilization is to raise Man above the beasts and Law of the Jungle. That objective is the underlying force behind the Social Contract and the Nation-State. Both of which almost achieved realization in the New Deal political environment. Bernie is but a weak echo of that thinking.

        Unfortunately, Western civilization was sabotaged by the rise of the neocons in 1968 and neoliberals in 1976. Reaganomics was the synthesis the neocon’s militant capitalist imperialism and neoliberal’s predatory domestic capitalism. Healthy social order is swept away by the demands of usury-backed currency and an economy of credit-driven consumerism. The Law of the Jungle posing as civilization.

        History has already shown us the path towards the better world. The path is still there but, the Trolls who guard the bridge that go towards that path must be slain first.

    • Dumbedup May 2, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

      You are so right Patrick.

      The US is the most militaristic and aggressive nation in modern history. And given the misconduct and corruption in government and business – especially Wall Street, but not just Wall Street, our intentions are not honorable. Dollar hegemony and expanding markets for predatory capitalism to third world countries by gunboat diplomacy are not honorable goals. It ain’t globalism – it’s US dominance. The motto is, “knuckle under or we’ll kick your ass.” China and Russia are saying, “we don’t think so.”

      I can’t help but think about the first crisis next year and President Hillary meeting with the Joint Chiefs. Things could get out of hand very quickly.

    • BackRowHeckler May 2, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

      Patrick, we’ll put you down in the ‘non patriot’ column.

      Another post like that it to the ‘enemies’ column for you!

      brh

      • patrickd May 2, 2016 at 11:12 pm #

        I see… Americans who disagree with using the military to execute the corporate oligarchic agenda in violation of international law and human morality are enemies of the country? Is that how it is? Put me on the list, them. I want to see the USA defeated in its criminal activities.

        I guess you want to see the US continue its murderous plunder of the planet? If so, then you, sir, are an evil ass.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 11:47 pm #

          Another UN patriot,eh? International Law means rule by the Corporations (NGOs!) and open borders. And open borders means White Genocide. You have been revealed. You will spend the rest of your life admitting to yourself against yourself that I was right about you.

          • patrickd May 3, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

            you have no idea what you’re talking about. You don’t know me. You’re an internet blowhard, delusional, evil-minded, and full of shit.

          • Frankiti May 3, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

            He exists on account of his ability to couch his hate in poetic and creative language. The upside is that it is a pretty free forum, unlike say the major media sites. The downside is that he has gained a few cohorts, but alas they trip over themselves to out themselves… so is courage via anonymity. It’s a pity really to see someone consumed with hate, someone that otherwise may be sensible. Perhaps it’s a phase on his course to self enlightenment. Let’s hope.

  16. Zoltar May 2, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    Regarding his admittedly smallish hands, President Trump has assured us that there’s “no problem” in that regard whatsoever, and that’s good enough for me.

  17. pequiste May 2, 2016 at 11:49 am #

    I would like to suggest changing the nomenclature from “clowns” to either klowns or “assclowns.” “Clowns” as normally written doesn’t have the bio-engineered, high-tech cache as as the alternatives; both imply an alteration of an already bizarre bit of human subconsciousness and manifestation (think John Wayne Gacy or Ronald McDonald as exemplars.) And I think we all agree that from the White House to the Crack House, klownish behavior has become the standard.

    And while JHK is on the topic of ObamaCare, AKA The Affordable Care Act; let me just state for the record that I DETEST the term “health care” for the reality of medical care. Since the language is loaded from the onset, if we could change the discourse from health care ( because nobody cares about your health except your family and friends, and maybe they don’t really) to medical care, because going to the doctor and nurses and clinics and hospitals and every other facility and expert system in the God forsaken “health care system” has nothing to do with your and my health, but medical treatment, yes, very very EXPEN$IVE, medical treatment.

    Real “health care” is generally not covered by the ACA: proper diet, exercise, supplements, relaxation, meditation, massage and other such human-centered personal health care activities. Problem is no big corporations, insurance companies, Wall Street vampires and necromancers or government parasites can make the gargantuan profit$ from it.

    Hey, it’s not personal, only business.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 2, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

      I’m glad you said that. Even worse, the stupid ‘talking point’ that people parroted about Obamacare, that “access to health care” is a right, and the unintelligent but self-righteous who said it could not come up with a reasonable argument if someone questioned them too deeply about that idea.
      For instance, one of my younger relatives argued with an acquaintance using an argument she got from me: why can’t someone in need of “access” simply walk in to a doctor’s office, and then pay this thing called a “bill”, right then and there? Remember, we were already going to expand Medicare to the zillions of people who work at jobs with such low wages they can barely afford rent, let alone doctor visits. The acquaintance’s stupid answer? “I don’t think paying for the doctor was ever on the table”.
      I can’t help it, I am just completely fed up with those who cannot think at all. How on earth do you allow yourself to become moronic?

      • pequiste May 2, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

        In answer to your question about “thinking” Beryl: too much controlled media, TV, video games, musick biz, ” Urban Kultcha;” social/education programs including “Head Start” & “No Child Left Behind”, and don’t forget the “additives” such as fluoride, “amalgam” fillings for teeth, lots of refined white sugar, high fructose corn syrup, GMO frankenfood and the all the rest = a recipe for a completely f*cking moronic Klown civilization. That’s how.

      • Frankiti May 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

        Funny, all these alleged rights from healthcare to bathroom usage. The Earth gave us one right alone and no others. It gives one simple promise to all and has kept them all.

        Given a first breath you will have a last.

  18. kansas ham on wry May 2, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    This is the best the Republic can belch forth?!? Hillary is the consummate hack and water carrier for the oligarchs. The Kochies tenuous embrace of her shows that she is someone the plutocrats can live with. Especially galling are her current bloviations about how she’s going to rein in the banks. The only thing militating against that premise is her entire previous career. The Goldman Sachs speeches she refuses to release the text of is merely the tip of the iceberg. Under a Hillary regime, the too-big-to-fail boodle boys can expect the same sort of treatment they’ve received from the Obama administration. She’s made dozens of previous supportive comments about the Trans Pacific Partnership, but seeing the traction Bernie is getting on the issue, she’s now skeptical. Anybody want to bet how long her disapproval will last once Bernie is neutered? Nanoseconds at best. Anyone expecting her to make an FDR pivot to become the scourge of the monied interests has been standing too close to the exhaust fumes.

    And as for Trump, he’s nothing but rampaging id. Entertaining as hell, but I’m sure folks walked away from Mussolini speeches saying the same thing. His negatives are even higher than Hillary’s (which is quite an accomplishment when you think about it). The Republicans only hope may be to patiently wait for the self-destructive tendencies of the Democrats.

    This is actually a pretty safe bet. Ritual unintentional suicide has been a cherished Democratic quality since the times of George McGovern. The Clinton contingent may be salivating at the prospect of running against someone as ludicrous as Trump, but it may be that the electorate ends up seeing through their increasingly tired schtick as well. The current establishment Democratic party is Wall Street friendly (as opposed to Main street friendly), internationally expansionist and guaranteed to continue provoking trouble in areas that don’t matter to us (like the Ukraine and South China Sea), pro-big business and in favor of trade bills that further strip jobs, rights and opportunities from the middle class.

    I still pine for a ‘none of the above’ option on the ballot. Failing that, I’ll probably do the same thing I did in 2012 – vote for a 3rd party candidate that reflects my views. A wasted vote? I say casting a ballot for either of these two knuckleheads is a failure of imagination.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 2, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

      Notice Ted and Carly and attacking Hillary on Goldman Sachs.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 2, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

        Oops, “aren’t” not “and”.

      • pequiste May 2, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

        Curiouser and curiouser – Ted’s wife works for Sacks-of-Gold-Man!
        Ted also forgot about his million dollar “loan” from Goldman Sachs.
        Thankfully he is a sociopath, and doesn’t have to trouble himself with any cognitive dissonance (he is, however, a very fine speaker.)

        • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

          A caller on Rush had a good line: He can’t even say good morning without it sounding the Gettysburg Address. In other words, he’s over the top and fake, and a lot of his otherwise natural constituents have come to realize this.

          • Dumbedup May 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm #

            Rush Limbaugh is part of the problem.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 11:49 pm #

          On the Candidate form, Ted listed his wife’s occupation as Baker. He just left out an n.

    • abbybwood May 2, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

      Speaking of Hillary Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speech transcripts she is refusing to release check this out:

      hillarytranscriptclock.com/

    • Frankiti May 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm #

      Like Gary Johnson. He’s completely insane.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 11:55 pm #

        He is Lucifer, your Lord indeed.

  19. FincaInTheMountains May 2, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    Black day of the calendar

    Orthodox Easter

    New York, Yesterday:

    Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St Sava NYC on fire

    youtube.com/watch?v=pCNHFQTueCc

    Odessa, Ukraine, 2 years ago:

    pravdoryb.info/upload/editor/news/2014.10/544a43f2ede89_1414153202.jpg

  20. LeoH May 2, 2016 at 11:59 am #

    I think you inadvertently hit the nail on the head, it is mommy against daddy – We’ve moved from a patriarchal to matriarchal society, from building a civilization to nurturing everyone. Hillary must come to power so that we can all understand what has happened to us and where to go from there.

    • Frankiti May 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

      And then there is Bernie. He wants to hug you as he tears it all down. He’s that kid who doesn’t like what you made with the blocks…

  21. meargen May 2, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

    The usual to the point comment on things. As for Trump, I don’t share the hatred JHK has for him, but I’m not sure exactly what Trump will do. The most I can say is ‘he is the enemy of my enemy’., and if a lot of wackolibs, illegal aliens, and wall street insiders hate him, he can’t be all bad, but like most of you, I’m very tired of the ‘lesser of two evils’ choice we always get, which is no choice.
    There are serious racial divides, and a lot of people hate whites, and when I see all the racial discord, I see how the system refuses to address it, and that now we have a serious barbarian problem. It reminds me when my mother was alcoholic, and our family was in denial. The system’s owners gate themselves from the rest of us, and arrest anyone who challenges their official version.

    I’ve explained Trump’s appeal using movie analogies. Here’s another one: in the BBC series Nelson (made in the 70’s…really good. You should watch it), Nelson talks with Hardy, his ADC, and says that he’s not as good a sailor as Hardy, ‘but, By God, I can get the men to fight.’ Trump seems to be that kind of leader, or at least implies he’s that kind of leader.
    Cruz reminds me of a TV series I watched, Queen of Swords, a sort of female Zorro, and the Queen’s enemy was Colonel Montoya…put a goatee and uniform on Cruz, and he looks exactly like the actor who played Montoya.

    Likewise, I watched Game of Thrones for the first two seasons, and I lost interest. When Cersei gave this speech about ruling, it was so dark, nihilistic and cold I simply didn’t care about the show or characters. I did read the first novel, and the series is close to R.R. Martin’s story, so I didn’t see the need to read anymore. When I watch a series, I have to have someone to root for, and there’s no one on Thrones I really like. They’re all cold to me.

    It’s sad people are so caught up in fantasy. I read where one college offered a course in Game of Thrones in their Medieval history class. That’s very, very disturbing, but shows how useless colleges have become in passing on acquired knowledge. Really, the system is beyond saving, and if Trump got elected (I doubt the system will let that happen), the country might blow up, which would be a good thing. There was an eastern and western Roman empire. Maybe we need the same with America. The only trick is to get in the right empire, the one that chugged along while the other fell apart.

    As for TV, I have to order DVDs, since I don’t have cable, and the two series I’ve been pigging out on are Murdoch Mysteries and Turn. Turn is an especially strong drama about the American revolution. The second season has lots of talk about Saratoga, which is JHK country.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 2, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

      If Trump knocks a hole in PC censorship, he will have done more for America than the two previous administrations, as they only managed to do things TO America.

      • pequiste May 2, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

        You are on your a game today Beryl – The Donald has blasted away many cobwebs of consciouness with his bluster, insults, monosyllabic Anglo-Saxon verbiage and vulgar talk. It is just so refreshing to hear a politician being called – straight out – a liar.

    • abbybwood May 2, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

      I just finished binge-watching all six seasons of “Lost”.

      Might watch it all again it was so good.

      • Q. Shtik May 2, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

        What’s it about…speculating in pork belly futures?

      • messianicdruid May 2, 2016 at 9:01 pm #

        Are you one of those that meargen is so sad about?

    • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

      Yes people love the Lannisters. In real life, Nordic Whites are so utterly weak, clueless and masochistic that it’s pure joy to see cunning and joyful savagery coming from them. The cult of Anti-Life must end. The first morality is survival. Strength through Joy is what we need know, mitigated by a healthy Christian fear of the Lord. With this combination, the Liberal sickos and their Orc soldiers will be toast.

      All the Church Fathers turned against pacifism as a policy or universal ethos. That dog don’t hunt. It’s something only for those who have renounced life – monastics in other words.

  22. volodya May 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    Dodd-Frank is window dressing, Hillary is bought and paid for, Mary Jo White, the lawyer who made a fortune defending and representing Wall Street banks, is in charge of regulating those same banks. Convenient, no?

    What’s next, a mob consigliere heading a commission to combat organized crime? And what chance is there that Hillary gets indicted for the mind-boggling neglect over her State Dept emails? The answer is ZERO chance. None, nada, IMO she’ll walk away from the whole sorry mess without a scratch.

    How can all this happen? Well, it may be trite to say that money corrupts. But it’s true, money corrupts.

    And, like in any third-world country, the wealthy buy and sell politicians like cattle, Hillary currently being the biggest and fattest of said herbivores, and one who has a good chance of clomping into the White House. Not a big stretch to say that those same Wall Streeters that fed her and Bill all that fodder will have dibs on the teats.

    Now, let’s be fair, even if you’re a greasy low-life and you pay money, even to a pair of lousy grifters, you’d expect the grifters to hold up their end, wouldn’t you? I would. They say there’s no honor among thieves but there may be repercussions, sometimes of the kinetic variety. In any case, I would sure expect something in return. It’s simple human nature.

    So I think it’s safe to assume that President Hillary Clinton will be walking into the Oval Office with a great big file full of IOUs, either explicit or implicit. And, if I were Hillary and Bill, I would sure be diligent in making good on those debts, especially given the lessons of the recent past.

    But I’m pretty confident that Bill and Hill don’t have to be told. They know the rules. Make good on what you owe, make life easy and lucrative for your generous benefactors. No need for an “or else”.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 2, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

      She created that horrible Obamacare. Now that it is crumbling, it is odd that nobody throws that up to her.

      • SteveO May 2, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

        Ironically, the Heritage Foundation concocted what would become the ACA back when Hillary was trying to piece together healthcare reform during her first term as president. It was intended to be an “opposing approach”.

  23. Q. Shtik May 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    Since you mentioned toilet paper, I’ve read that it’s now nearly unobtainable in Venezuela. – hmuller

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

    The answer to no toilet paper is the Handheld Bidet. After use just pat your sparklingly clean ass dry with a washcloth. Every now and then run the washcloth through the laundry to remove any stray particle of poop.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

      One problem with that adoption of the European model of hygiene. Our new, “efficient” washing machines, which after a couple hours, give you back your clothing not much cleaner than when you loaded it in, and smellier to boot. Smelly jeans are one thing, but are we really ready for a smelly washrag?

      • JimInFlorida May 2, 2016 at 5:01 pm #

        I’m pleased to report that I have defeated the Energy Saving feature of my front loading washer. It now fills up with a FULL load of hot water (1/3 of the way up the glass) and only takes 40 minutes for a full cycle. The clothes come out CLEAN.

        Every load of clothes in my modified washer is a revolutionary act.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

      Every now and then? How about every time you use it? In other words, you’re investing in reuseable toilet cloths.

      Build an outhouse. Let the leaves of the forest come in. Use them. Don’t use poison ivy or sumac.

      A branch of Ivy grew into my screen door. I didn’t do anything but just let the branch get bruised as the door closed on it. The branch moved (and people think that there isn’t a universal intelligence). Upstairs in the attic, another branch of ivy grew thru a chink in the window. I didn’t do anything and there was no negative incentive for the branch to move. So it kept growing in an environment without sun. Now the branch is yellow and frail. Does this not have implications for education? There are worse things than punishment or negative incentives.

  24. Beryl of Oyl May 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    She created that horrible Obamacare. Now that it is crumbling, it is odd that nobody throws that up to her.

    • SteveO May 2, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

      No, she didn’t.

      What would become Romneycare, then Obamacare was developed by the Heritage Foundation back when Hillary was trying to create a healthcare reform plan during her first term as president.

      It was intended to be a conservative alternative to whatever C.F. the white house cooked up.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 2, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

        Her crap plan contained many of the elements that we see today in Obamacare. She is responsible, in my view, for the notion of unelected officials cooking up a major scheme to take over Americans’ lives through ‘health care’, with the blessing of government. That’s culpability.
        The original Hillarycare plan contained a proposal for jail terms instead of fines, excuse me. taxes. There is no end to what people who think they are smarter than everyone else will do when you give them power over other people’s lives.

  25. teddyboy46 May 2, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    I liked the podcast with Christopher Cornelius. I downloaded and I am reading the book he recommended about the black American reporter in Africa. very interesting book . it answers a lot of the questions I have always wanted to ask black people but could not. I hope you post more podcasts. thanks.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

      I think I read that: he saw endless dead bodies floating down rivers and ended up tossing a live hand grenade back and forth with a “freedom fighter”, thinking “this is how journalists get careless and die”. Needless to say he didn’t find Afritopia and came back with a new appreciation for America.

      Also superb is Paul Theroux’s “Dark Star Safari”. He was born over there and was amazed to see how much Africa has gone down since his boyhood. He was incensed to see the grave of a beloved teacher uncared for and over grown with weeds. The Black African school master stepped right into it asking him, When are your children coming over to help us (his own children had gone to school and America and stayed) just after he saw the grave. Theroux ignored the question and asked why the grave was uncared for. The African said we don’t have the tools to care for things like that. Theroux responded, “Like a broom?”

  26. Hospice Man May 2, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

    Yes, the US is awash in clowns–but they’re clowns of the wrong kind. We need weeping clowns like Pagliacci, mourning what we’ve done and how inescapable our tragedy has become. Whether we’re talking peak oil, peak finance, or peak carrying capacity of earth (a living arrangement never designed for 7.4 billion semi-clever apes), we’ve played out the game.
    The Koch brothers must truly be desperate if they’re siding with Clinton–and yet, Clinton’s backers are surely delusional if they think the Koch brothers’ backing of their candidate means good things about Hillary. It’s a measure of the DNC establishment’s delusion that they are treating this endorsement as a win-win. back when my grandparents were being reluctantly wooed to vote for FDR instead of the Socialists, the Rockefellers and other plutocrats tried to stay anonymous in their backing of candidates.Maybe being in peak everything means that desperation is the jockey on this mad horse.

  27. Beryl of Oyl May 2, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

    It’s a myth created by the MSM and the oligarchs that Donald Trump has a problem with women voters. They keep throwing out one piece of nonsense after another hoping they can influence the voters, but they can’t. Why not? Because you can’t fool all of the people all of the time, and Americans have had it with the Democrats and the Republicans.
    If this election is a clown show, what was it in 2008 when Americans voted for a poster that said hope on it, because the MSM told them to?
    If what you keep doing doesn’t work for you, you quit doing the same thing the same way.
    Hillary, like most female leaders, follows the male paradigm. She only started that abuela stuff or whatever the hell it is to pander to illegals. I notice she made some gleeful remarks about putting some Americans out of work to pander to the Democrats who have forsaken working Americans, and now her husband has to go back and clarify that, because he was and she is more on the side of the blue-collar workers such as coal miners than the rest of their party is. She just seems to believe she can run with the hounds and hunt with the hares, so does Obama, while Bernie and Donald know you can’t.

  28. home-to-roost May 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    There will be little time for theocracy and bumpkinism in the deep south, fever swamp kingdom of Queen Aedes aegypti. The eastern and southern boundaries of her kingdom will be defined by the rising sea level and her northern and western boundaries by the 10 degree Celsius January isotherm (the geographic limit for her year-round survival). Zika, yellow fever, malaria (Anopheles), dengue, chikungunya….bring it on. Pick up a copy of Fever Season by Jeanette Keith and think twice about what you wish for.

  29. Q. Shtik May 2, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

    Regarding his admittedly smallish hands, President Trump has assured us that there’s “no problem” in that regard whatsoever, and that’s good enough for me. – Zoltar

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

    For the life of me, I don’t know WHY this hand size/penis size meme persists. Take me for example; I have remarkably large hands (I can palm a basketball as easily as Shaq can) and yet my penis is only 10 inches long. 😉

  30. Beryl of Oyl May 2, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    I’m having trouble with my posts today.
    I meant to say Ted and Carly aren’t instead of Ted and Carly and in reference to Hillary’s Goldman Sachs speeches.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 2, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

      I also said the hunt with the hounds metaphor backward. I should just give up at this point.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

        Don’t feel bad: Al Gore translated E pluribus Unum as Out of one, many. And the Hares will hunt the Hounds. Read Watership Down. I haven’t and daren’t.

        • S M Tenneshaw May 2, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

          “Al Gore translated E pluribus Unum as Out of one, many.”

          So it was stated, and so it unfolded. Somewhere Caitlyn is giggling.

  31. amb May 2, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    Anyone who sees this will never vote for HRC. Send this to any and everyone you know who is a HRC fan and plans to vote for her. Only way someone could vote for Hitlery after seeing this would be if they were irrationally biased (programmed beyond all hope) or evil.

    youtube.com/watch?v=BUeHZMfQ-Uc

  32. Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    The problem with Puerto Rico is Puerto Ricans. 60 Minutes featured the Whitest Puerto Ricans they could find. Newsflash: very few of them look like that. If they did, Puerto Rico would be a different place. You can tell a book by its cover – if you know books.

    A guy on the bus has the biggest nose I’ve ever seen. Complete Neanderthal, utterly alien and therefore dangerous, though perhaps not personally. He is sullen: he knows we’re the enemy and he’s out numbered for now.

    • Q. Shtik May 2, 2016 at 9:13 pm #

      A guy on the bus has the biggest nose I’ve ever seen.

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

      Jimmy Durante’s great grandson?

    • Dumbedup May 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

      Your world must be a small place.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 3, 2016 at 12:31 am #

        You have a small nose and hands.

  33. pentrus May 2, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    “In the meantime: a clown show.”

    That says it all. I live in Ohio and, even though there is no possible way for me to get into the convention, I would like to go to Cleveland and feel the atmosphere of the city during the event this summer. A friend of mine who is a government teacher and an avid follower of the unfolding political circus during this election cycle has advised me to stay far away. He is convinced there will be shooting.

    All I can say to that is, “yippee ki yay”.

  34. tucsonspur May 2, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    In a pact with some of its creditors, Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank will exchange 33 million in bonds for new debt that will mature May 1, 2017.

    See, it’s simple.

    Paul Ryan will definitely not support a bail-out, but warns of serious repercussions if there isn’t one. Thanks, Paul.

  35. Frankiti May 2, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

    “…reestablishment of Aztlán del Norte.”

    Most people, and most importantly, the virulently ignorant hispanic varieties, don’t understand that Mexico only had possession of the now US Southwest for 35 years. 35 years.

    Before that, Spain had it for a few hundred. Spain scarcely pulled these places “together” under a mission and administrative system. They were never unified or inter-connected under Aztec or Mexican tribe. Before that, nobody had control of these lands besides distinct Native American tribes of the region. Not the Aztecs, not the Maya.

    There never was an Aztlan in the US. There never was a Mixtic influence here.

    There is no reestablishment, because it never was established. Aztlan in the now US is a chicano studies fabrication.

    If this “united” region is anybody’s it’s Spain’s. Otherwise it is what it was, independent tribes free from Mexico, Spain, and Americans. Heaven knows they don’t want Mexican governance be it governmental, cultural, or tribal.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

      Many aggrieved American Indians buy into this myth though. They want revenge on Whites too. But perhaps not the tribes of the area though. After all, their treaties and lands are with us not Mexico or god knows who might win control of the region if this continues. Many of the Chicanos don’t like Mexico either.

    • Q. Shtik May 2, 2016 at 9:35 pm #

      If this “united” region is anybody’s it’s Spain’s.

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

      The “rightful” owner of any land is the person or group that possesses it and has the will and strength to defend it. Might makes right.

      • Frankiti May 3, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

        It’s the concept of Aztlan that is in question…well, not really, it is totally and utterly false.

        The historical claim of Mexican or Mexican tribal “ownership” of the US SW is a complete myth and fabrication. Going forward it will probably become cartel controlled independent states, perhaps even called Aztlan. Nonetheless, it never existed BEFORE.

        • Sticks-of-TNT May 3, 2016 at 9:13 pm #

          I’m in agreement with Q’s definition of ownership. “Might makes right” and “possession is nine-tenths of the law.”

          The current citizens, particularly property owners, now possess and are the rightful owners of the Lone Star State, with the will and strength to defend it–backed by the Texas National Guard*, the armor of Fort Hood, the artillery of Fort Bliss, the “shock and awe” air power of multiple Air Force bases, and a well-armed civilian population, salted with tens of thousands of military veterans, and an almost mystical belief in the sanctity of the second amendment.

          As for Mexican tribal claims and cartel threats–“MOLON LABE!”

          Sticks-of-TNT

          *Much better equipped…and manned…from the era of occasional duty from the likes of George W.

    • BackRowHeckler May 2, 2016 at 11:26 pm #

      At the time of the Alamo (1836) there were only about 3000 Mexicans of Spanish descent living in all of Texas. The place was virtually uninhabited, which is why Stephen Austin (from Durham, CT) was allowed in the place with his small band of Yankee followers to begin with.

      Believe it or not Austin became a Mexican citizen, and a loyal one.

      brh

  36. FincaInTheMountains May 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    Oligarchy of the Witches

    The speech that Obama gave at the annual conference of journalists at the White House is a natural extension of the master trolling of the British monarchy, which he did in London. Only without any discounts on English humor, but in American rough, weighty way, as it was given by the Donald himself.

    The only explanation – all the world’s elite, which is not seduced by the promises of Hillary Clinton to argue before the highest court of the Universe at the Last Judgment Day that it was Russian aggression that dealt a deadly blow to the American ships attacking Odessa, fell before Obama on its knees and tearfully begged him to come up with something to stop this nightmare.

    And I do not know what they had promised him – the title of Hero of the United States and a gold bust in Illinois – but he rolled up his sleeves and took on the job.

    He began with the suggestion that we are looking at the end of the US Republic and patiently expecting for matriarchal tyranny or oligarchy of the witches, and then recalled what price had to be paid by him personally, in order to prevent the implementation of this threat 3 years before it was uttered. And then he reminded the audience what kind of contribution to the situation they have personally made, and then proceeded to implement his plan, reminding everyone how:

    1. Hillary Clinton lectured at Goldman Sachs

    2. Allowed herself racist attacks in Obama’s address, and the manager of her election campaign, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, recently ensured her victory in the New York primaries, made racist jokes, “that no white man has the right to say”

    3. Hinting that only a revolt of Donald Trump allowed him to be freed from the bondage of Hillary Clinton

    And threw down the mike …

    youtube.com/watch?v=DpbEg-zVcpU

    • Frankiti May 2, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

      ugh too soon… never on topic… get over yourself and

      GET YOUR OWN F****ING BLOG

  37. Evan May 2, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    Can Hillary defeat Trump, assuming both are nominated, and Obama blocks her (possible) indictment? Hillary and Trump are both so widely distrusted and despised, it’s impossible to guess.

    Just in case, I expect that House Republicans have already begun drawing up future HRC impeachment resolutions.

    There are so many possibilities, a real “target-rich environment.” Acceptance of contributions by foreign governments to the Clinton Foundation while serving as SOS? The email scandals? One of the many rumors and questions surrounding now minder and campaign co-chair Abedin, and her somewhat questionable employment at State while HRC was SOS?

    Odds are, if Hillary is elected, she won’t finish her first term. Pass the popcorn.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 2, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

      Odds are, if Hillary is elected, she won’t finish her first term

      No one will…

      • Dumbedup May 2, 2016 at 9:40 pm #

        Hillary won’t be able to control the military in a crisis. A coup will bring an end to her Presidency. Trump is a fascist who will seek out and destroy anyone who opposes him. We will see censorship and Gestapo tactics under his presidency. He will be impeached – or he will be powerless with Congress.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 3, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

          Dumbledore: Even if Trump is all that – it is better than Hillary will be. Surely you don’t think we’re going to get back our country without at least some force? As if force and the threat of it isn’t being used now against American citizens.

          You still believe Howard Zinn and his evil book. Question: If he was all so revolutionary, how the hell did this evil book get into every college in the land? Being a traitor was promulgated as a pop identity by the economic elite who control Academia.

          Your views are all wrong because you think America is supposed to open to everyone. A Nation is a particularity, a particular place and people. You want it to be a singularity, both universal and particular simultaneously. Wont work and can never work. A sterile woman can’t give birth, a blind boy can’t see, and a square can’t be a triangle.

          Trump understands who we are far more than you do.

          • Dumbedup May 4, 2016 at 6:56 pm #

            Janos, just so we are all clear, you are a white supremacist are you not?

            For the record, I am 62, male, white, and I live in the Southern US.

  38. Janos Skorenzy May 2, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

    amren.com/news/2016/05/dreamers-flip-off-trump-supporters-shout-expletives-at-passing-cars/

    Little Dreamer Bastards. Their dream is our nightmare. Send out the Clowns and bring in the Troops.

    • Despatch from HQ INGSOC May 2, 2016 at 9:22 pm #

      Janos, I see you are not full appreciative of the word ‘Dreamer’. We cooked that word up here at HQ INGSOC, a palliative if you will. It of course describes people who are here illegally from this or that 3rd world craphole but who still feel entitled to a free college education courtesy of American taxpayers, which means of course whitey. Yes, whitey needs to eat sh-t, but we want him to feel good about himself while he is doing it, and to smile and say it tastes good.

  39. AHtheHumanity May 2, 2016 at 7:47 pm #

    What comes next is Trump’s VP pick. Will it be a woman? Cruz claimed Fiorina maybe as a litmus test. Is it okay for conservative Republicans to work EQUALLY with women? If Trump picks a woman then the election will not have anything to do with conservative gender roles, the discussion will AGAIN be redirected to public policy that has FAILED to help “Americans be middle-class again”. I think being ‘great’ is NOT being stuck in suburbia your whole life waiting on grossly rich people. I think being ‘great’ is being able to pursue your life’s dreams of living a sustainable lifestyle without being punished or beholden to banks your whole life. Everyone has the right to emergency hospital care and should take advantage of it, like the immigrants do, and NOT PAY THEIR TOTAL BILL. That will bring down the racket. A racket, in this case extortion because they threaten to drop your credit rating and ability to obtain large loans, can only work if enough people fall for it. I’ve heard plenty of stories from locals and my own experience where hospitals got desperate to be paid SOMETHING, so they knocked the HUGE bills down by as much as 87% if they thought you could pay the total 13% right now…no questions asked. Don’t do that even if you can because your credit card charges interest, hospitals can’t. That HUGE bill is INTEREST free. The way things ought to be. Do not use your credit cards for hospital payments!

    Right now mom and pop farmers in Maine are fighting to be “great again”. They are passing some laws that simply state it’s a person’s right to sell and buy food from sources other than corporately owned and sourced. Really, the feds are only for interstate commerce, not what you buy from Tom and Mary’s milk farm down the street. I think Maine would be just fine ignoring what corporations do and not bothering to spell everything out in law codes. Are the police or gov’t authorities REALLY going to fine or arrest Tom and Mary for selling their food? Would that make good press? Would that be ignored? PETA would seem more of a concern to me than IGA.

  40. BackRowHeckler May 2, 2016 at 8:37 pm #

    News here (CT) is we need to raise $50 billion for ‘transportation’, which, as far as I can tell, means expanding interstates thru city centers from 24 lanes to 36 lanes. Its a generational project which will employ ‘the reeks and the wrecks’ (Vonnegut’s phrase, not mine) for decades and decades to come.

    brh

  41. Q. Shtik May 2, 2016 at 11:46 pm #

    “Clowns” as normally written doesn’t have the bio-engineered, high-tech [cache] as as the alternatives; – pequiste

    ===========

    cachet

    the state of being respected or admired; prestige:

    cache

    : a group of things that have been hidden in a secret place because they are illegal or have been stolen
    : a part of a computer’s memory where information is kept so that the computer can find it very quickly

    • pequiste May 3, 2016 at 12:50 am #

      Merci, Q, for pointing out my careless exclusion of “t.”

      Now I am very surprised not one CFNer has thought to include an appropriate musical interlude to this weeks offering.

      So without any further ado:

      youtube.com/watch?v=8L6KGuTr9TI

      Bon nuit mes amis.

      • Q. Shtik May 3, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

        The cache/cachet mistake is one of the most common in all of word-dom. During one of our recent wars (Iraq, I think) I heard a West Point graduate 3-star General speak on TV of finding a large ‘cache’ of weapons. He pronounced it kah-shay.

        Similarly, back in the day, my employer’s highest ranking tech person spoke of a computer’s ‘cache’ memory. He pronounced it kah-shay.

        I want to rip the hair out of my head just thinking about it.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 3, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

          I wondered about that too. We’re so visual now and are deceived by similarity in spelling so that words that aren’t used much get conflated. The idea of inflection seems to be beyond us. That silent (French?) t is a killer of all things Anglo-American.

  42. Janos Skorenzy May 3, 2016 at 12:44 am #

    bbs.dailystormer.com/t/fiornia-goes-down/24473/12

    Fiorina appears to get sucked down to hell. Lucifer Ted doesn’t even seen to notice.

    • tucsonspur May 3, 2016 at 4:24 am #

      Great symbolism for the campaign of this sad sack duo. Yeah, she just went straight down, so it probably wasn’t grease from Ted’s lube
      pit.

      Trump said the Mexicans also burned some American flags. It was on the news; little shit Mexicans, maybe ten years old, throwing f bombs and the finger at the passing motorcade. And these turds were angry!

  43. windward May 3, 2016 at 1:19 am #

    Here is what Jane Mayer had to say about ‘Rodan the Flying Reptile’ and the Koch Brothers:

    “Judging from the media hype surrounding Charles Koch’s interview, this past Sunday, with Jonathan Karl on ABC, you would think that the Koch brothers have undergone some kind of miraculous political conversion. ABC blasted out several breathless news alerts after the interview, saying that it was “possible” that Koch might prefer Hillary Clinton to the Republican Presidential candidates, and that he is so disenchanted with the Party’s options that he won’t even go to its Convention. These bulletins have been swallowed and then regurgitated by one media outlet after the next, which in turn have spawned a wave of punditry, mostly concluding that Koch’s alleged transformation is the latest proof of the G.O.P. establishment’s dire dislike of Donald Trump.

    “It makes a good story, but it’s almost completely hot air….”

    newyorker.com/news/news-desk/koch-for-clinton-not-a-chance?mbid=gnep&intcid=gnep&google_ed…

  44. I AM SULLY May 3, 2016 at 7:22 am #

    “As a clown … I take offense at Mr. Kunstler’s remarks …”

    – Dr. Freckles

    http://VOTEFRECKLES.COM

  45. capt spaulding May 3, 2016 at 11:54 am #

    I’m in a real quandry. None of the choices available to me are acceptable. I don’t really want to vote for Trump, but Hillary is gonna beat Sanders, and I damn sure ain’t votin’ for her. The biggest problem with this election is, if you vote for the lesser of two evils, you’re still voting for evil. Nothing will change what’s going until we get rid of the oligarchy that controls Wash.DC. The Koch boys might back Hillary huh? What does that tell you about where she stands in the power structure?

  46. meargen May 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

    Dumbeddown, the censorship is already here. If you openly attack the protected minorities, you can be jailed at the very worst, or, get fired and then be sued. You may live, but you won’t be allowed to exist. Some kid wrote a poem attacking Obama and he was arrested.
    Would Trump go and and arrest people? Only because it’s already being done, only subtly and now the media won’t cover it.

    There’s also the case of Matt Hale, a right-winger who was jailed because of an undercover agent coaxing him into ‘ordering’ the snitch to kill someone. Ditto for Edgar Steele, an attorney who defended Neo nazis, and was arrested on trumped-up charges of planning to murder his wife…while he was recovering from heart surgery. He died in jail.

    If Hilary comes in, I think you’ll see her settling a lot of scores.

    One of the most enlightening things I experienced in my life was when I realized the media aren’t here to get the ‘truth’, but are courtiers for the ruling class, and say what they will to curry favor with milord. The parallels of DC and Versailles are there. Once you realize that, everything falls into place.

    I once talked to Edward Novak, and he said when he came to DC in 1960, there really was a left wing press and right wing press. Now (in 1998), it’s all one controlled system.

    • Dumbedup May 4, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

      Why would you “openly attack” anyone? What is the point? Just so you an say you have the right to say whatever comes to mind and to be uncivil at your leisure?

  47. Q. Shtik May 3, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    I was just reading a business article concerning an IBM sponsored programming contest taking place in ‘Phuket,’ Thailand.

    I wonder how Phuket is pronounced. 🙂

  48. wpa_ccc May 3, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

    All the Church Fathers turned against pacifism as a policy or universal ethos. That dog don’t hunt. –Janos

    Which Church Fathers? Not the early Church Fathers. Early Christian Church Fathers did not allow joining the military because killing is wrong in principle. Several writers made this plain.

    Lactantius: “a just man may not be a soldier”… His reason was that “killing itself is banned” and “killing a human being is always wrong” (Divine Institutes, 6.20).

    Tertullian spoke out most frequently against Christians joining the military: “The Lord, by taking away Peter’s sword”—referring to the incident in Gethsemane—“disarmed every soldier thereafter. We are not allowed to wear any uniform that symbolizes a sinful act.” That “act” refers back to wielding a sword that Jesus took away.

    Military service is wrong because killing is wrong. Origen also, in a lengthy treatise, said that Christians are not to participate in war, even if they are just wars (Against Celsum 8.73). His entire argument was governed by a rigorous defense of the nonviolent character of the Christian faith. Origen said Christians are prohibited from killing even the guilty.

    The issue of killing was prohibited in every mention by early church writers. Whenever the issue of military service and warfare was discussed, Christians were prohibited from participating. Nowhere in the written record in the first three hundred years of Christianity is killing ever justified. Not even for soldiers.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 3, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

      Tertulian and Origen, despite their many good points, went on to become heretics and are remember as such. These sayings are just part of their general heresy.

      • Frankiti May 3, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

        Titania and Oberon were fairies, not heretics.

      • Dumbedup May 4, 2016 at 7:01 pm #

        Holy crap. You are all over the place. First it is only Islam that is militaristic and which attacked the west and now this. Please name the “Early Church Fathers” who turned from pacifism, and by implication, embraced militarism. That certainly was not what Jesus preached or the Disciples after him.

    • messianicdruid May 3, 2016 at 9:29 pm #

      “Whosoever sheddeth man’s blood by man shall his blood be shed.”

      I guess they couldn’t read.

  49. FincaInTheMountains May 3, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    ‘You Gotta Shoot’: Trump Takes Hard Line Over Russian Flybys

    sputniknews.com/world/20160502/1038965064/us-russian-jets-trum-flybys.html

    If we consider these incidents in isolation, the maneuvers of Russian aircraft really pose a threat to American ships and planes, but the fact of the matter is that by sending the planes to fly dangerously close to Americans, Russia sends a signal to US of its willingness to simply blow those ships and planes the hell out of the water and air, within the concept of a pre-emptive strike, as Russia openly warned in 2011 in the so-called nuclear ultimatum of Medvedev.

    en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/13637

    And since then military power of the Russian army and the fleet has increased several times, but in the United States still can not believe that Medvedev said this seriously and that he really represented and represents now the interests of Russia. And they continue to test Russians for readiness to start a nuclear war.

    If these words were said by Putin, the effect would be different, perhaps much more compliant.

    But American voters do not have any idea about the nuclear ultimatum of Medvedev and think America in every way is trying to help Russia to become a strong and prosperous democracy, and ungrateful Russia in response sends its fighter jets to fly around the US ships and planes, floating and flying in international waters exclusively for distribution of flowers and candy bars to the Russian citizens.

    And Trump have to explain his position to the average voter, not just to the intellectual elite, who have understood everything correctly in his speech, especially the ones who really want to provoke a nuclear conflict, if it is not possible to put Russia back on its knees.

  50. Janos Skorenzy May 3, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    Real German workers “hijack” (the rat’s word) Labor Day and chase Leftist Scumbag politician back to his car.

    Get Trump in so he can withdraw from NATO and let this evil German regime fall to revolutionary forces.

    dailystormer.com/get-out-traitor-german-people-chase-minister-of-justice-to-his-armored-mercedes/

  51. elysianfield May 3, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    Well,
    The BBC America site, this AM, published a picture reportedly of Ted Cruz’s father standing next to Lee Harvey Oswald, and Trump says it proves a link between the elder Cruz and the assassination of JFK. The picture was published by the bastion of truth, the publisher of all news fit to print, the elder of Journalistic Integrity, the National Enquirer. Inquiring minds NEED to know….

  52. FincaInTheMountains May 3, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

    So, we should not be paying too much attention to the words of Trump regarding his readiness to shoot down Russian planes. He says what every US political figure in his position must, but those words do not cancel all what he said earlier, on the contrary, confirm.

    And he said that he’ll be shooting down Russian planes only after the failure of diplomatic negotiations, and these negotiations will be conducted not by the present State Department, but by a completely new organization, the main features of which Trump outlined in his foreign policy speech.

    And this new State Department (as opposed to the old one) may well draw the right conclusions from the new realities of the military strategic balance, and it will discuss with Russia those questions that were raised in Medvedev’s nuclear ultimatum.

    But if they fail, then Trump may not only shoot down Russian planes, but his own ass, flying to the moon with the second cosmic escape velocity. Just as we all.

    • Dumbedup May 4, 2016 at 7:10 pm #

      I think Trump is trying to portray himself as pragmatic which would be a refreshing change. But the realities of the world (and the shadow US government) are such that his actual policies probably won’t match his rhetoric.

      Obama wanted to close Guantanamo and end torture. His first draft of healthcare reform was single-payer/universal care. Neither happened. Will Trump be any different? Maybe on some minor issues but nothing big. That’s because there will be a group of men waiting for him in the Oval Office his first day on the job that he’s never met before.

  53. wpa_ccc May 3, 2016 at 6:26 pm #

    “Trump said that he’ll be shooting down Russian planes” –Finca

    Trump has changed his mind many times. Trump has said it is good to be unpredictable. Trump has said he would never announce ahead of time to the enemy what he intends to do, you know, like shoot down their planes. Trump is a clown.

  54. FincaInTheMountains May 3, 2016 at 7:27 pm #

    “If these words were said by Putin, the effect would be different, perhaps much more compliant.” == me

    Well, speaking of the Devil

    PUTIN THREATENS THE WEST WITH NATO ULTIMATUM

    newsweek.com/putin-threatens-west-nato-ultimatum-454620

  55. fodase May 3, 2016 at 9:08 pm #

    All Hail Glorious Leader President Trump!

    Am looking forward to thrashing several of you on this board for
    your glaring denial of the obviousness of Mr. Trump’s upcoming
    election as President.

    It will indeed be sweet to see you hoisted on your own petards.

    fodase

    • wpa_ccc May 3, 2016 at 9:29 pm #

      fodase, there are not enough angry white men to elect Trump. The thrashing will be received by Trump.

  56. wpa_ccc May 3, 2016 at 9:40 pm #

    Bernie wins Indiana! Bernie has the big mo … Indiana is a conservative, midwestern, diverse, non-socialist state… but Bernie wins Indiana!

    Bernie & Tulsi 2016

    Hillary is not “inevitable”… Bernie will fight at the convention.

    • Dumbedup May 4, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

      Go Bernie. I will give him $15.00 every week until the convention.

  57. fodase May 3, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

    Angry black men, you mean, since black men appear to be angry all the time and even show it off as if it were a virtue.

    I have to laugh at you detractors of noble White society, who built the modernity that makes your life so enjoyable and enlightening.

    I don’t expect you to appreciate it, though.

    You cannot reason with unreasonable people.

    • wpa_ccc May 3, 2016 at 11:35 pm #

      Barely over one-third of Americans view Trump positively, putting him on track to become the most-hated major party nominee in modern history.

      The Republican Party’s image, already quite negative, has slipped since fall 2015. In May 2016 only 33% of the public has a favorable impression of the Republican Party, while 62% have an unfavorable view. Unfavorable opinions of the GOP are now as high as at any point since 1992. (Pew Research Poll)

      Trump win lose, he will lose big, he will be crushed in the general election, if he does become the nominee.

      • Q. Shtik May 4, 2016 at 12:22 am #

        Trump win lose, – wpa

        =====

        Freudian slip??

  58. tucsonspur May 3, 2016 at 11:56 pm #

    Donald “Spartacus” Trump is firmly on the path to the presidency.
    He took a lot incoming, gave a lot of outgoing, stood his ground and kicked the whining, sniveling, establishment GOP soundly in their atrophied nuts. Just loved it.

    Huckabee made a good point. That Trump is reacting viscerally to our current state of affairs, and it’s hard to phony that up. People are sensing it, feeling it, and acting it. He must stay true.

    It is now time to get the wily fox. That harlot on the hustings, that furtive, fulsome fox taking huge bites out of the Wall Street bulls and bears and out of the substance of what’s left of American integrity.

    • wpa_ccc May 4, 2016 at 12:22 am #

      With Hillary there will be two presidents in the White House for one vote…LOL!

      But Hillary has not been nominated yet. Bernie will give her a good fight at the convention. Meanwhile, Trump will come at her with all the dirty tricks at his disposal, if she is not indicted first. Hillary’s own personal hell is just beginning (there will also be attacks on Bill). The Clinton’s just are too big a target, with so much baggage, it will be easy for Trump to take them down.

      Bernie & Tulsi 2016

      • Q. Shtik May 4, 2016 at 12:25 am #

        The Clinton’s just are too big a target, with so much [baggage], – wpa

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

        More like steamer trunks.

        • wpa_ccc May 4, 2016 at 12:36 am #

          baggage

          past experiences or long-held ideas regarded as burdens and impediments.

          There, Q., you learned a new word today…

  59. wpa_ccc May 4, 2016 at 12:34 am #

    Virginia KKK Leader Calls Donald Trump ‘Best For The Job’

    He said the GOP front-runner and many of the organization’s members share similar beliefs.

    Meanwhile, half of the GOP swear they will never vote for Trump, leaving the GOP fractured, wounded, weak. Say hello to another eight years of Democrats in the White House, a Democratic House, a Democratic Senate, and at least four more Democratic Supreme Court nominations. No more gridlock in Congress, so Bernie’s policies will become reality. At last the USA will begin to catch up with the rest of the developed industrialized countries. At last our infrastructure will be rebuilt. No more medical bankruptcy. No more debilitation massive student debt just to go to public universities. No more monopolies in banking, telecommunications, etc.

    Bernie & Tulsi 2016

  60. tucsonspur May 4, 2016 at 12:53 am #

    W, let me just say, to be brief, that Bernie seems to be an honest man, a good man, whatever his beliefs. And in this day and age, that’s a lot.

    HIs ideas? Another story. In this day and age.

    • wpa_ccc May 4, 2016 at 1:22 am #

      Bernie’s ideas are mainstream: education for all, healthcare for all, renewable energy, etc. for the welfare of the American people, to make the nation stronger, as mandated by Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. And we are a nation, a diverse multicultural nation and that is not going to change.

      The radicals, the ones out of the mainstream, are those who want to build walls, ban religious groups, ban abortion, ban gender equality/rights, privatize everything, eliminate entitlement programs (including Social Security and Medicare), eliminate the IRS, etc. That radical “libertarian” agenda is only supported by a minority.

      • Cavepainter May 4, 2016 at 7:58 am #

        Since the “Enlightenment” the strand of guiding belief in Western society and culture (its true “religion”) has been reason — unlike any other culture. Sure, within Western society we have among us those who profess to put “God’s law” above that of constitutional law but that’s why they are referred to as “fundamentalist”, and even they live their public lives in accordance to secular law. This “strand” runs all the way back to the Greeks, and to believe (as you apparently do) that flooding Western nations with a “diversity” of people whose social/cultural identity is completely intolerant to our culture is a good thing is pure folly — cultural suicide in fact.

  61. Thamus May 4, 2016 at 12:54 am #

    The modern world is a horror show, this blog is exactly how it should be described. Bravo JHK, keep skewering the odious sludgemonsters most responsible for it.

  62. FincaInTheMountains May 4, 2016 at 8:02 am #

    Trump is not an angel, not a Putin’s agent, not a Russophile and generally rather odious personality.

    But if Trump becomes the president, he will

    a) fold projects of the neocons (for example, “Mr. Kagan’s Ukraine “)

    b) In the relations between the US and Russia, as well as the US and EU, returns some rationality, that is absolutely impossible, in the event of coming to power of Clinton

    c) Slow down and partially cancel the globalization which is beneficial to “isolationists”, who stand behind Trump, and to Russia

    Trump has a chance to “fix” (in a very painful way, but still to fix) the US economy.

    Clinton would kill it for sure, but there is another fat minus if full power in the USA gets crazy (in clinical sense) bitch, the risk of nuclear war becomes too high.

    Better let Trump to fix the US economy.

  63. messianicdruid May 4, 2016 at 8:39 am #

    Frankiti: “Christianity is a barbarian religion.”

    I would say it this way: Churchianity is a carnal religion.” I don’t think it is necessarily your fault that you don’t know the difference.

    People making up stuff as they go and imposing their ideas on those they gain power over is nicolaitanism, which Jesus hates. We are each to be kings and priests serving our own people in the will of God the Creator.

    btw – The god(s) [one who makes rules for others] that brought us this mess upon us are nicolaitans and therefore the word should not be capitalized.

  64. AHtheHumanity May 4, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    Bleh

  65. AHtheHumanity May 4, 2016 at 9:58 am #

    Katy Tury is one of the first young, female reporters to introduce the world to Candidate Trump. I remember watching Trump berate her for asking a question, saying she didn’t know what she was talking about and was not prepared for this interview. She demurred and tried to be gracious by complimenting him on his bullish approach to criticism. I remember her crossed legs and the one foot branding a very expensive shoe. She looks and acts more like a fashion model reporting for the Oscars than someone who is serious about the nation’s next presidential candidate. Her father, who is transgender as of 2014, is a respected reporter and probably a major influence on her; however, he is part of how NBC is trying to delegitimize Trumps candidacy; whatever Mr. Tury may be known for, he has become an embarrassment to the conservative community.

    If you follow Tury’s prolific (11,300) Tweeting, you get the sense that she is part of a press pack of 20 somethings (She’s 32) just out of college who are getting their feet wet along with Trump’s gang. It’s a first for everyone. Trump has simply outclassed them all and it looks like he’s going to out-sex them, too.

    “If Hillary Clinton was a man I don’t think she’d get 5% of the vote” – Trump

    • Q. Shtik May 4, 2016 at 11:08 am #

      Katy Tury is one of the first young, female reporters … AHtheHum

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

      I think yo’re confusing Katy Tur with Katy Perry.

  66. pequiste May 4, 2016 at 11:05 am #

    The Awl Noo Yawk presidential contest is shaping up nicely after the Indiana primary.

    Which begs the question: which candidate – Hillary or Donald – will resurrect the venerable mascot of the Brooklyn Dodgers for use in the general election?

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 4, 2016 at 11:43 am #

      Bernie Sanders was born and raised in Brooklyn…and he’s the only one of the three who actually talks like he’s from Brooklyn.

      He just handed Hillary an embarrassing loss in Indiana and shouldn’t be counted out…especially with all of Clinton’s “baggage” (i.e., steamer trunks ;>)

      -Sticks

      • Sticks-of-TNT May 4, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

        Steamer trunks filled with classified State Dept. e-mail and Clinton Foundation cash.

        “What, me worry?”

        -Sticks

        • pequiste May 5, 2016 at 2:06 am #

          And nothing less than a Lear, Embraer, or Cessna loaded with some “campaign consultants” from CITI, JPM and Goldman Sachs, headed to Long Island, Bahamas for a rendez-vous with a discreet 50 meter yacht.

          One can fit a lot of paper rectangles into a portmanteau.

          As an interesting sidebar – did anyone else notice that the European Central Bank has plans to stop printing and start withdrawing from circulation 500 euro notes, commencing in 2018? They claim the notes are just too functional for criminals to use to evade the law. Can you just imagine? SHOCKING!

          ft.com/cms/s/0/e13cec74-120e-11e6-839f-2922947098f0.html#axzz47l5M9RgG

      • pequiste May 5, 2016 at 1:53 am #

        Yeah, Boynie’s real Brooklyn alright, but his by-now acquired Vermont sensibilities preclude him from playing the real rough and tumble of Red Hook, Bedford Stuyvesant and South Bronx….if youz know what I mean.

        And rather than “baggage” or “steamer trunks” I would think it would be dumpsters and ocean-going barges (full of toxic waste.)

    • Frankiti May 4, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

      Clinton is from Chicago, the land of corruption, and not from NY.

      Wrong use of “beg the question”

      “Begging the question” is a form of logical fallacy in which a statement or claim is assumed to be true without evidence other than the statement or claim itself.

      • pequiste May 5, 2016 at 1:40 am #

        Hillary was elected twice U.S. Senator for The Empire State and served eight years.

        Chappaqua, N.Y. is the current home of the Clintons.

        With her Chicago roots and Noo Yawk experience plus residence she rates as a Noo Yawka. Not a native, sure, but, hey, a senator? Twice?! Fuggedaboudit! With that cred she could have run Tammany Hall quite sucessfully if given the opportunity. In fact she wants desperately to return the Clinton version of Boss Tweed’s operation to the highest office in the land, in Washington, D.C. ( District of Corruption.)

        Now as to the “begs the question” question…..
        I did not have in mind to use the formal logic word string of “begs the question,” just the vernacular usage which is sometimes used to mean “to invite the question.”

        And that, because, I think the classic Emmett Kelly would be a most fitting representation of this weeks JHK theme:

        statnews.com/2016/05/02/reagan-illness-funny/

        • Frankiti May 5, 2016 at 5:30 am #

          No. She is a political carpet beggar. That address was nothing but a checkbox, and not a home. A house surely, but no, not a home.

          You’re absolutely right about one thing, there is no room for logic in the comments section. Language of the common holds sway here.

  67. wpa_ccc May 4, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    This feminist is sticking with Bernie Sanders: Why Hillary backers need to take another long, honest look

    salon.com/2016/05/04/this_feminist_is_sticking_with_bernie_sanders_why_hillary_backers_need_to_take_…

    “Honduras,” I said. “Glass-Steagall. Iraq War vote. TPP. Israel-Palestine. GMOs. Her promotion of fracking not just here but globally. NAFTA.” How about that Saudi Arabia got their arms deals approved in a Hillary State department coincidentally after giving lots of money to the Clinton Foundation?

    I explain, further, that after publicly cheering on the Columbia activists who successfully got the university to divest from private prisons, I thus feel I could hardly undo this accomplishment by voting for a candidate who profits from the industry.

    I’m flummoxed by friends who exclusively feed their children organic food but suddenly are agnostic on GMOs and which pesticide companies give to which candidates). Previously, I might have elided over these unholy corporate ties, too, as being unavoidable. That maybe as a woman, Hillary has to play rough and get the money where she can in order to stay in the game. But I don’t feel that way any more, because Senator Sanders has shown he can actually run a campaign without taking corporate money or having mainstream media attention. What about equal pay? Looking at the numbers, Hillary plays her female staff less than the men, according to this report while Bernie Sanders pays his female staff more than men–a distinctive data point the media seemed to have missed completely.”

  68. Janos Skorenzy May 4, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

    The best explanation of yesterday, when I was old. We are all young again, and what joy in this morning to be alive.

    Why I MAGA

    weev
    Daily Stormer
    May 4, 2016

    In early 2014, I began to notice a shift in Donald Trump’s rhetorical style. He had honed his polemic to a razor’s edge, and the style was very much like seasoned BBS exchanges. He’d clearly done extensive multivariate testing and choice modeling to come up with a framework that fit the medium. He seemed to be making an explicit effort to comment on subjects of serious political relevance and test market segments. His efforts had the flair of someone with a seasoned understanding of politics and rhetoric. As the world’s foremost Internet troll, I took a moment to remark about the efficacy of his trolling techniques in hopes that my colleagues would study them:

    We began discussing the finer points of Donald’s technique in a chat room dedicated to Internet trolling. As we watched him work, the thoughts of everyone turned towards a run for political office. What office might Donald be aiming for? The governor of New York? Then someone posted a video of the White House Correspondent’s Dinner from 2011, where Seth Meyers ridiculed Donald Trump’s dream of the Presidency:

    The look on his face showed us everything we needed to know: stormclouds behind his cold rage. It was at this moment that Trump was seized by Wotan. We knew he was going to run and he was going to win. Deeper than that, we knew he was going to wreck all the people that laughed in the face of his dreams. When we saw this, we too were seized by Wotan. Thus, in June of 2014, a full year before Donald Trump had even announced his campaign, before any worthless establishment pundits made their calls, scores of Internet trolls swore their votes to Donald in 2016.

    We had a year’s advance notice to craft rhetoric and memes. Donald’s candidacy hit the Internet like a bolt from Mjölnir. As mobs of furious commentators swarmed around him he was greater than a mere man, he was undeniably a manifestation of the Woðanaz. It became impossible to not compare and contrast quotes from supporters at rallies:

    “The Republican electorate is not a bunch of completely ignorant fools.”

    “We know who Donald Trump is,” he added, “and we’re going to use Donald Trump to either take over the G.O.P. or blow it up.”

    With those from Carl Gustav Jung on his classic essay on Wotan:

    He is a fundamental attribute of the German psyche, an irrational psychic factor which acts on the high pressure of civilization like a cyclone and blows it away. Despite their crankiness, the Wotan-worshippers seem to have judged things more correctly than the worshippers of reason.

    As victories stacked and the psychological breakdowns of the pundit caste became too numerous to count, we broke into revelry. Wotan was here. Trump bulldozed everything on his path. Glenn Beck is dipping his face into cheetos, and Ben Shapiro is having a full fledged mental breakdown. No political event has ever been this sweet, and it’s just the primaries.

    There’s no US embassy here, so I’ll be sailing across two seas to cast an absentee ballot in the general because I honor my promises. I don’t know if Donald Trump will be able to help us in the presidency, and frankly I don’t care. I know that once the spirit of Wotan awakes in a people it becomes impossible to contain. Such an event heralds a time of great strife and war, in which a people on the brink of destruction rise to destroy their enemies in turn. We will serve as Gungnir for Trump as long as he desires to impale his enemies. If he ceases to wield it, another will be crowned Allfather. As it stands, he’s already done us an immense number of favors any one of which would exceed the magnitude of that from any political actor of days past.

    As Trump’s once-ridiculed dreams transform from fevered visions to shadows upon the ruined landscape of Weimerica, we use that darkness to attack our mutual enemies. Now is the time to lean hard on everyone #NeverTrump. There is no method of ruin too rude or personal to destroy these people. We bombard their employers with hateposting. We show up at the doors of their homes to call them cucks and traitors to their faces. We do whatever is necessary to run these people out of town and make sure they never try to slink back. We must leverage every second we have before the general election to purify the political establishment of rotten Marxists and those that would bow before them.

    Because this is the way the cucks end.
    This is the way the cucks end.
    This is the way the cucks end.

    Not with a bang
    But a shitpost.

    In other words, the Anglo-Saxon has learned to hate. And “it will not soon abate.”

  69. barbisbest May 4, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    “Send out the’ Clowns” You wouldn’t run, so we’re reallllllllllll desperate.

    You ask, is that what it has come to, the mens’ party and the womens’ party.. Only Trump would say something like that!

    Then again, see Confronting Misogyny, Earth at Risk, 2014.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 4, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

      I love women. I have immense respect for women. Everyone should own one or two. Why do you think women read Harlequin romances about being ravished by pirates? For he same reason they are welcoming the Muslim rapfuegees into Europe: they want to be ruled and owned.

      We wont force you though. They will. Why don’t you get schmart and get behind your own men – the men who have given you a standard of living which is envy of the world. Only FROM HERE can we go to the voluntary simplicity you love. From real poverty? No es possible. Human beings just don’t work like that.

      • San Jose May 5, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

        Dear CFN blog moderator:

        I would be most appreciative if you could ban Janos Skorenzy from this forum.

        Many thanks,

        Jen in San Jose

        • elysianfield May 5, 2016 at 8:28 pm #

          Jesus, Jen, lighten up…he adds color and diversity to the site…not to mention the quality of his posts…he is probably the most literate of those who here post. What? You are offended by some things he writes? Let’s kill him then!. Lets expose him to the tender mercies of the JDL, and maybe the BLM thugs for good measure!

          Jen…what does “freedom of expression” really mean?

          • San Jose May 5, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

            It bothers me that he thinks women want to raped.

        • Frankiti May 5, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

          What, you don’t like links to Stormfront and VDARE and other white supremacists sites? What is this world coming to?

        • Frankiti May 5, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

          It’s to the detriment of this site that it has become a haunting ground for out and open racists, misogynists, and antisemites. He has a loyal group of followers that now feel unthreatened and express their racism freely. A few of the better and more thoughtful posters seldom or never show up these days. Banishing them will not cure them, exposing them for the fools they are might, but it’s a tiresome battle. I’m not equipped to patiently deal with the special needs coterie, the clowns sent out as it were by the host…

          • elysianfield May 6, 2016 at 10:44 am #

            Frankiti,
            OK, then, whom shall guard the guards? Who will be the arbiter, the “decider”? I do not feel threatened or impugned by what Janos opines, nor do I feel that way about Wpac’s, or, for that matter, your posts. Discourse remains civil on this site, and we are all free to accept or reject content…or to be amused by the sometimes-obscure wit presented.

            Regarding Jen’s objections, a constant and popular theme of the Harlequin/romance novels is “submission”…define that as you will….

        • malthuss May 6, 2016 at 10:43 am #

          Some women have rape fantasies. Face that fact.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 6, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

          Women have overwhelmingly welcomed the Muslim Rapists into Europe. And the silence from the Feminists, the supposedly most awaken women, has been almost complete. Contrast that to the cacophony that would be heard if White Men acted as the Muslims are acting.

          You explain it. The idea that White Women want to be put back in their places and know that White Men aren’t the ones to do it is one attempt to explain it. Our chivalry and respect has lead to blatant contempt from our own women. So maybe they are right. I hope not, but your post does not give me ground for any hope.

          I remind you that I pointedly refuted force or rape. But my post “bothers you” so you want force rendered against me. Interesting, eh?

  70. Janos Skorenzy May 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm #

    If you can’t hear the Truth from me, maybe you can hear it from a Woman of Color, a Sistah, a Soul Sistah, an Honorary Aryan.

    dailystormer.com/japanese-criticizes-white-guilt/

  71. Janos Skorenzy May 4, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

    Peter Brimelow, a former senior editor at National Review, the founder of VDARE.com and a past contributor to WND, argues the conservative movement will be forced to embrace nationalist and populist themes whether it wants to or not.

    “Conservatism Inc. has sowed the wind and is now reaping the whirlwind, not just on immigration and trade but on its total surrender to political correctness,” he told WND. “It abandoned nationalism and refused to do anything about immigration back when it was a manageable problem. Now it is breaking out of control. Trump picked up these nationalist themes and now the self-styled conservative intellectuals are horrified to find that they are popular. If the GOP doesn’t shift in response, it will simply die. And it deserves to.”

  72. FincaInTheMountains May 5, 2016 at 3:14 am #

    The Epic Battle of White and Black Projects

    youtube.com/watch?v=-nBFs_QZI94

    • pequiste May 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

      Excellent video!

      The aviation units really added a special extra dimension to the engagement.

      • Q. Shtik May 5, 2016 at 8:10 pm #

        I wonder what the beef was between the birds and the white cat.

        • FincaInTheMountains May 5, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

          My hypothesis is that the white cat is guilty of ravaging the bird’s nest and they somehow hired the black cat to exert revenge.

  73. FincaInTheMountains May 5, 2016 at 8:00 am #

    Hillary is a sucker, but worse than Monica

    The operation “Shock and Awe” by the Bush Clan against the Clintons ended with a smashing victory for the Bushes.

    Hillary, who by now should have found a second wind, in fact, is left with nothing.

    Starting next week, Trump will start heavy tank-armies breakthroughs in the National campaign, to which the heavyweights of the Republican Party will catch up to – the Bush clan, chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and others, and Hillary will be forced to continue heavy positional battles against Bernie Sanders who appears to have found his second wind and now will go for Hillary’s throat attacking her ratings and credibility with voters.

    It seems that after Trump secured a nomination from the Republicans, those former things that hindered Bernie Sanders in his fight against Clinton fall off, like last year’s leaves. He will begin an aggressive informational campaign with the new facts of her anti-American activities, including the creation of ISIS and funding of its structures.

    Therefore, the best thing that Hillary could do is to withdraw from the election and, as Barack Obama said in his speech to the American media at the White House the other day – to continue to lecture to the rich bankers of Goldman Sachs.

  74. Q. Shtik May 5, 2016 at 11:53 am #

    She is a political carpet [beggar]. – Frankiti

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

    Pleeze, give me some carpet…..

    or a 10×12 rug……

    or at least a swatch.

  75. wpa_ccc May 5, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    Trump clarifies his position, to MSNBC’s Willie Geist, on punishing women who have an abortion:

    “He was asking me a theoretical, or just a question in theory, and I talked about it only from that standpoint. Of course not. And that was done, he said, you know, I guess it was theoretically, but he was asking me a rhetorical question, and I gave an answer. And by the way, people thought from an academic standpoint, and asked rhetorically, people said that answer was an unbelievable academic answer. But of course not, and I said that afterwards. Everybody understands that.”

    See what we will lose in intellectual stature by replacing a Black president like Obama with a white one like Trump?

    • Q. Shtik May 5, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

      OMG! It IS scary isn’t it.

  76. sprawlcapital May 5, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    . . . the twilight of what many people call “modernity” — which is code for the techno-industrial hyper-complexity . . .
    ===================================
    This complexity has also been called, by our host, techno-narcissism.

    An excellent example can be seen in the design of many new automobiles. The side and rear windows have been made very narrow, making visibility poor. The answer from the group-thinking CEOs of auto companies: add a camera with a monitor visible to the driver. This we are supposed to accept as progress. If we disagree, we are said to be afraid of change.

    Speaking of group-think, have you all noticed that every car ad on tv now shows the dash-mounted computer monitor?

    Then there’s the lack of a lock cylinder on the passenger side door of new cars. You are supposed to rely on the remote to unlock the door. Common sense says there could be an emergency where the remote is not working, and you need to use the key to unlock the door on that side. Tough luck. No lock cylinder. Techno-narcissism triumphs over common sense.

    Then there’s the LCD odometer, which on all cars replaced the easy to read mechanical odometer around 1997. Now you can’t read the mileage unless the ignition is on, and in dim light you have the LCD display that’s hard to read at best. Techo-narcissism meets group-think.

  77. FincaInTheMountains May 5, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

    Ryan pretends to resist breaking his hymen

    Paul Ryan Says He Is ‘Not Ready’ To Endorse Donald Trump Yet

    huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-ryan-donald-trump-endorse_us_572b79cde4b096e9f090804f

    Not now, honey…

  78. FincaInTheMountains May 5, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

    Now that Hillary is likely over, the most important is the question of the social base of Clintonialism, that is the nature of this quite ugly phenomenon.

    With the help of an unprecedented brainwashing campaign that zoological Russophobe Hillary managed to win over those sectors that are traditionally considered “friends of the Soviet Union/Russia” – all jazz musicians and other liberal intelligentsia.

  79. Q. Shtik May 5, 2016 at 7:58 pm #

    Here are the first four paragraphs of today’s David Stockman blog at his Contra Corner site. Go there to read the rest of his excellent essay.

    When it comes to the economic future, a Trump presidency could bring either a shitstorm or salvation. Regrettably, the odds of the former are immensely the higher.

    That’s because Trump is a welcome, but extremely unguided missile. On the one hand, his great virtue is that he is a superb salesman and showman who has captured the GOP nomination and has a serious shot at the White House with absolutely no help whatsoever from the Washington/Wall Street establishment.

    So unlike any other candidate in recent memory, he owns his own talking points; is not saddled with a stable of credentialed advisors [sic] schooled in three decades of policy error and failure; and has the hutzpah [sic] to trust his own instincts——many of which, especially in foreign policy, are exactly the rebuke that Imperial Washington and its legions of parasites and racketeers so richly deserve.

    On the other hand, the Donald’s policy thinking, if you can call it that, is thoroughly inchoate. His policy pronouncements amount to little more than spontaneous eruptions of sentiment, prejudice, hearsay, bile, applause lines, wishful thinking and disconnected non sequiturs. That’s where thoughtlets like Muslim bans, mass deportations, a Trump Wall on the Rio Grande, paying off the national debt, 40% tariff barriers, obliteration of ISIS and numerous other stray verbal hand grenades come from.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 6, 2016 at 1:06 am #

      All of those ideas at the end make perfect sense – he is simply the only one honest or brave enough to state them. Whether he will be willing and/or able to carry them out is another story of course.

      The Obvious has become the most Esoteric thing of all. The bizarre, marginal, and incidental have become the substance of the status quo.

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 6, 2016 at 2:04 am #

      I noted you cited Stockman for what I assume you intended as misspellings of ‘advisors’ and ‘hutzpah’.

      As a former investment advisor, I was already aware that ending with either ‘or’ or ‘er’ were both correct, even in the U.S., and industry custom in recent decades has been moving in favor of advisor(s).

      Although I thought there were alternate permissible spellings of chutzpah, I was not as confident as I was for advisors, so I “Binged” it. Indeed, dropping the “c” is an accepted variant spelling.

      So, even though you were not soliciting second opinions, I couldn’t resist. If it’s any consolation, as an avid reader of Stockman, including his recent nearly 800-page bestseller, “The Great Deformation”, I can report that it’s unusual to find even a typo in his writings, and misspellings and grammatical errors are quite rare. I not only automatically give him the benefit of the doubt, I find it helpful to keep a dictionary readily accessible because, as with our host, I’m bound to learn new words in each new commentary I read.

      Honestly, I don’t know how the guy does it. I’m driven mad just trying to stay ahead of the devious word anticipation feature of my Kindle tablet which, on one hand, can be quite clever at suggesting properly spelled words faster than I can spell them in my head and type them, at the same time, has a diabolical mind of its own as it seems to take perverse pleasure in trying to force me to take a word when I’m convinced it’s inappropriate, not what I want, or just plain wrong. I can’t count the number of times I was just about ready to press ‘submit comment’ only to spot some absolutely preposterous modification it had slipped past me during a momentary distraction when I was absolutely certain I had just typed something correctly.

      Talk about being hoisted on your own petard. Say ‘Amen Brother’ if it’s happened to you!

      Sticks-of-TNT

  80. beantownbill. May 5, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

    Hillary is far from over – not that I’m happy about it. I say she’s the odds-on favorite – for now – to be our next president.

    I think here’s why:

    1. There are many more registered democrats than republicans, although that’s not automatically an advantage, or there’d nevertheless is w would have been republican presidents.

    2. Hillary is winning the woman’s vote by a large margin. Many women will vote for

  81. beantownbill. May 5, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

    Fat finger again. Sorry. Many women are inclined to vote for a female presidential candidate, over a male, plus Trump has alienated a lot of women by some of his comments. And he’s, in general, not physically attractive to them. And women make up over 50% of the population.

    3. Hillary has captured the immigrant vote, particularly the Hispanic, obviously.

    4. Many in Trump’s party actively despise him and will work against him.

    5. Hillary promises a lot of free thngs Trump won’t.

    6. Hillary has a better ground game, and can call in more political favors than Trump.

    7. The media does whatever it can to disparage him and elites don’t want him.

    That being said, Hillary isn’t a shoo-in. Many things can happen between now and November. Health issues could arise, she could get indicted, or more scandals could come up since she’s crooked.

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 6, 2016 at 12:21 am #

      BTB,

      Insightful analysis including, especially, your last sentence. It’s going to be a year to remember.

      -Sticks

  82. FincaInTheMountains May 5, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

    Hillary got 20 – 25% real support tops. The rest is counterfeiting. For example, in New York, on the basis of the analysis of activity on social networks her machine forged primary results by adjusting the lists of registered voters.

  83. MisterDarling May 6, 2016 at 1:56 am #

    Hello Jen in San Jose!

    RE | “Dear CFN blog moderator:
    I would be most appreciative if you could ban Janos Skorenzy from this forum.
    Many thanks,
    Jen in San Jose”

    AND:

    “It bothers me that he thinks women want to raped.”-Jen.

    You’re not the only one that feels that way. I am consistently disappointed by the quality control on this site.

    Mister Kunstler himself clearly warned Janos about his stream of egregiously vile anti-Semitic rhetoric, but that was more than a year ago and nothing’s been done. I and others have denounced his craven and bizarre misogyny, but that doesn’t stop the nonsense.

    The result is what we witness 6/7ths of every week on CFN: a comment thread that tends to stay at barfly level, with few deviations. Quality Management & Quality Control: there’s a reason.

    • Frankiti May 6, 2016 at 5:34 am #

      I have a few guesses as to the passivity:

      Adults should not require helicopter parents.
      In a post peak world people will have to adapt to many unsavory types.
      He can legitimately claim to himself experiencing racism, antisemitism, and misogyny on a weekly, if not daily, basis.
      Proof that freedom of speech is destroyed by those practicing it.
      A loose experiment demonstrating how easy memes of racism, bigotry and so forth can be sewn and spread.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 6, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

        Yes, our time is coming – one way or another. Your little fake, fag world is dying. Soon you will either join with your brothers to fight for what’s left of America, or become a slave of virile aliens who don’t even pretend to believe in fair play, the Constitution or whatever.

  84. MisterDarling May 6, 2016 at 2:16 am #

    Hi ‘ElysianField’,

    RE | “Jesus, Jen, lighten up…he adds color and diversity to the site…not to mention the quality of his posts…he is probably the most literate of those who here post.”-elysianfield.

    So, you actually think that the ‘guy’ (assuming ‘he’ is male) who posted this:

    “So where’s that? Give that back to the Romanov descendants of whom I am chief.”-Janos Skorenzy, March 10, 2016 at 3:13 pm during the ‘Mistakes Were Made’ comment session.

    – has SO much to offer the comment-section community that we can overlook all his irritating ‘eccentricities’? I’m going to be charitable and assume that I don’t need to point out how catastrophically stupid even joking about the Romanov Family is, and how many nut-bars would want a piece of the idiot joker, and in how many ways.

    The Romanov Family Association takes a hard line with pretenders, and then there are the others with arguably legitimate claims who take a dim view of the rest. And then there are the people who would hate you either because you are a Romanov, or because you insulted the Romanov’s honor. These people tend to have very strong feelings, and are notoriously hard to dissuade from doing something… ‘rash’.

    At this point, I’m very okay with an idiot digging his own grave – or long-term hospital stay at US rates – but I will not allow myself to be associated with that person.

    • elysianfield May 6, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

      MD,
      I am sorry but I do not experience the angst you seem to regarding the Romanoffs…I am assuming you are speaking of the Czar and his family? How are we to navigate a public site if we are loathe to offend? Wpac has called you, in effect, a psychotic killer, impugning your military service…Janos made a statement involving the Romanoffs…and you cite THAT as causus belli? I see Janos’s comment as anything but a claim to their dynasty. Black humor.

      “We came, we saw, they died!” The Bolsheviks

      “How can you kill women and children?” They run slower, so you have to lead them less….Vietnam Era Door gunner (reputed)

      Build a man a fire, and he will be warm for a day. Set the man on fire, and he will be warm for the rest of his life….

      Racists, misogynists, anti Semites, National Socialists, Commies, Scientologists, 911/moon landing/Atomic Bomb, Holocaust Deniers…
      they have nothing to say …I think we should kill them…they are sub-human, worthless scum who’s voice alone would offend the ear of God….

      MD, you are intelligent, well spoken, educated and have significant life experience…why does the presence of those you despise on this site bother you? Why do you even give a Rat’s ass? There have been several pompous “intellectuals” that have commented similarly regarding banning members in the past six months or so…I would not have expected to count you as one of them….

  85. MisterDarling May 6, 2016 at 2:30 am #

    Back in the Realm of the Relevant:

    “Likewise in virtually all other areas of American life, the real trend as yet un-discussed in this election campaign, will be unwinding and downscaling of the onerous, toxic hyper-complexity of the age now passing and finding our way to a workable re-set of what used to be known as political-economy.”-J H K.

    This is the only trend worth time & attention tracking. American politics is a fraud – every bit as much as the stock-market valuations of non-GAAP ‘businesses’. On the other hand, measurable Aggregate Demand doesn’t get faked, has no time for excuses, accepts no substitutes, takes no prisoners;

    nakedcapitalism.com/2016/05/is-gasoline-demand-the-biggest-red-herring-in-oil-markets.html

    Like it or not, “unwinding and downscaling” is already underway. Some of us know that, some of us don’t.

    Cheers!

    😉

  86. FincaInTheMountains May 6, 2016 at 7:55 am #

    In recent days, first silver, then gold are confidently overcoming long-term downward trend. This marks the restructuring of the whole fiscal policy that existed in recent years. And what is most interesting is that the author and initiator of the uptrend in both precious metals, as well as oil are the United States.

    In an effort to establish a stronger dollar and support the smooth operation of the dollar vacuum cleaner US for a long time worked on the weakening of all raw materials and commodity markets.

    Their reduction in volume caused the release of extra dollar mass. All surplus of released green paper US seized and used to finance the public debt. This makes it relatively easy to continue to finance the budget deficit without having to bring the panic on to the bond markets. But such a policy had the opposite effect, which inevitably had to occur. And it appeared.

    The fact that the robbery of commodity markets, tied to the dollar sharply reduced the worldwide need for an “evergreen” paper. And the consequences of this reduction inevitably emerged: the dollar index has already lost eight percent in recent months. A reduction in demand for the dollar and the weakening makes it difficult for the continuation of dollar emission. Freshly minted dollars just have nowhere to go in the required amounts.

    So United States were eventually forced to abandon the deflationary policies and sucking of the liquidity from around the world in their favor.

    Gold and oil prices will continue to rise in the coming months, and with pretty serious pace.

  87. capt spaulding May 6, 2016 at 8:31 am #

    If Hillary wins the Democratic nomination, it will will prove that women have at last achieved equality with men. She is just as bought & paid for as all of the male politicians in Wash DC. Her well paid speeches at Goldman Sachs say it all. That, plus she won’t release transcripts of her speeches. That’s not her fault, she probably figures that the “little people” wouldn’t understand & come to erroneus conclusions about her relations with the oligarchs. It won’t be long before the whole rotten edifice comes down around us, because the sheep are finally looking up.

  88. wpa_ccc May 6, 2016 at 10:41 am #

    Beantown, nice analysis.

    The polls show Bernie is stronger than Hillary against Trump. But it makes little difference if it is Bernie or Hillary. Either one would win against Trump. I’m thinking Trump is the 21st century version of Goldwater, and I remember how he lost big.

    Of course, Trump could lose by an even larger margin than Goldwater, since Trump has gone out of his way to insult so many different kinds of voters.

    Trump is also not a principled conservative. He has too many liberal New York values to get full Republican support.

    At least Goldwater had the support of the Republican Party. Trump doesn’t even have the Republican leadership on board. It is gong to be a massacre.

    I also think the down ballot effect will mean a Democratic House, a Democratic Senate, and several new Supreme Court judges all voted in by Democratic majorities. There may even be some state governors and state houses that go Democrat as part of the Trump effect.

    The Republicans have not yet decided on kamikaze. They may not nominate Trump at the convention. They have not commited suicide till then.

    Bernie & Tulsi 2016

  89. FincaInTheMountains May 6, 2016 at 11:02 am #

    The second day the Western media go crazy because of the concert of Mariinsky in Palmyra. And I can understand them.

    For the West it is really a catastrophe. How they shouted that a dozen squadrons can not change the balance of power in Syria, and here you are – ISIS is on the run, and in Palmyra, where ISIS recently held mass executions on camera, Raldugin plays Prokofiev and Gergiev conducts the orchestra.

    One channel even remembered a concert of Shostakovich in the besieged Leningrad.

    bbc.com/news/world-36219087

  90. Q. Shtik May 6, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

    I noted you cited Stockman for what I assume you intended as misspellings of ‘advisors’ and ‘hutzpah’. – Sticks

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

    Yeah, I kind of regret that. My system put squiggly lines under those words indicating they were misspellings so I decided to mark them with [sic]. Actually, I love Stockman as a writer almost as much as JHK but I find lots of simple little mistakes. I doubt these are the fault of DS. I think maybe he has someone taking dictation and THEY screw up.

    Stockman publishes a fresh blog essay almost every day and they are long and filled with analysis, charts etc. As you say, I don’t know how he does it. He is prolific and quite brilliant. He is also courageous in blasting many of the denizens of CNBC.

    • elysianfield May 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

      Q,
      Next time you see the squiggly lines bring your mouse cursor to the word in question and right click…and see what happens!

      • Q. Shtik May 6, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

        I did that and then I clicked on “search on Bing” and it confirmed that both words were misspelled or, at minimum, were not the preferred spelling.

        I do this ALL THE TIME if I have the slightest doubt about spelling. I also check pronunciation on unusual words.

  91. volodya May 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    Like it or not, “unwinding and downscaling” is already underway. – Mr Darling

    You bet. Has to happen. Why? Because offshoring removed the income of tens of millions of Americans. “Aggregate demand” as you call it, got hammered.

    And while the United States can fake economic statistics much the same as the Soviets did and more recently the Chinese, you can’t fake what’s in people’s bank accounts or paychecks. If the cash ain’t there it ain’t there. And, the reality is, it ain’t there.

    But the Fed and ECB and others are fully invested in the new economic order whether or not it’s viable. Which, as successive financial crises have shown us, it’s not viable. Never has been, never will be. Slave wages and mass consumer markets are a contradiction that can never be reconciled.

    Hence all the dark talk of deflation from all the big-time economists and monetary chiefs. Deflation would be the recognition in dollar terms that the economic system is not working and is a symptom of market-places trying to adjust.

    The Oligarchs are hell-bent on this slave-wage model of production and look to central banks to do what’s necessary to maintain it. Central banks like the Fed and ECB refuse to allow market-place adjustments – like deflation – to take place. They are in the pockets of the Oligarch-class and will pull any lever to satisfy their masters.

    But, no matter how Yellen and Draghi stamp their feet, they won’t be able to maintain this system. A mass consumer market requires households with enough income to buy the products that Oligarch-owned businesses produce.

    But Oligarchs will not contemplate this reality. They want their workers to be impoverished. That this necessarily translates into impoverished consumers, the Oligarchs studiously refuse to accept. They look to the Fed to solve this problem.

    Which the Fed has tried to solve with a generation of incontinent money printing and interest rate suppression. As that famous economist told us, if something can’t go on, it won’t. Most certainly, this won’t. It can’t. You cannot conjure something out of nothing which, in effect, is the mission of the Fed and ECB.

    Hence, as you say, the unwinding and downscaling. Much more of this to come. Wall Street and the bi-coastal salaried class (as the esteemed Archdruid calls them) who benefitted so handsomely from low priced Chinese production, will be dragged kicking and screaming into the economic nightmare they co-authored.

    Trump-Sanders is just the latest act in this drama. MUCH more to come. Stay tuned.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 6, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

      “You cannot conjure something out of nothing which, in effect, is the mission of the Fed and ECB.”

      Their mission is to conjure something out of other people pockets – not out of nothing, so the law of mass preservation works just fine here.

      • MisterDarling May 6, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

        @ FitM:

        “Their mission is to conjure something out of other people pockets – not out of nothing, so the law of mass preservation works just fine here.”-FitM.

        What Volodya’s saying is that the pockets of those “other people” lack ‘sufficient funds’… So no, the law of mass preservation does not…

        Bear in mind FitM, there’s a 580+ TRILLION-dollar liability in existence, above and beyond every other debt obligation outstanding. The market is so distorted that the very concept of ‘Wealth’ exists but by the grace of political policy and chicanery… That’s it. That’s all that underpins any of it.

        Have A Nice Day!

        🙂

        • FincaInTheMountains May 6, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

          “What Volodya’s saying is that the pockets of those “other people” lack ‘sufficient funds’”

          Not so true, Russia, for example, has plenty of “funds” in various natural resources, so do other “emerging” (colonial) economies who lacks the privilege of printing their own money.

          I am sick and tired when primitive colonial economy based on a highway robbery is masked with so much semantics.

          Like arguing with Clintons what the meaning of he word “is” is.

          It’s a fucking highway robbery, that’s what it is

  92. volodya May 6, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

    Beantown, the run of luck couldn’t continue. I don’t know how far back you go, but can you remember any president since the 1950s that comes knee-high to Lincoln, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower?

    Even not-so-great presidents like Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon look like titans compared to what came later.

    It is to laugh, guys like Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush the first, Clinton, Dubya, Obama – every one of which were manifestly not up to the task.

    A steady diminution like evolution running in reverse, successively spitting out weaker specimens. It’s hard to misunderestimate that crew. And it’s hard to see how history could re-evaluate any one of them the way it did with Truman who looks a whole lot better in hindsight than he did at the time.

    And now Trump – good grief. What really makes me piss my pants is this claim that the Republican slate was the most talented in decades.

    Hillary is as straight as a cork-screw, slippery as an eel, never answers a question, parsimonious with the truth, every word lawyered and, at best, void of content. How she managed to con women and blacks is beyond me. You’d think people would know better.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 6, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

      ..that comes knee-high to Lincoln, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower..

      And how exactly that Nazi Truman wind up in such a fine company?

    • Janos Skorenzy May 6, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

      Well, we’re talking about Women here. A hug number will simply vote their genitals a la Feminism. And Blacks vote for their race, or in this case, whoever will keep the gravy train rolling. And that’s Hillary and the Democratic Party.

      Don’t expect the Black mentality to be the same as ours. Many of them accepted that OJ was guilty yet celebrated the verdict anyway. Abstract Justice is a Western Ideal. They wanted to see a brother get off. And as for the victims? Whites have a world of hurt coming to them. This was just a down payment. Feel me?

      Investigate and confirm it for yourself. Then reexamine your commitment to Diversity, or at least any diversity that includes them.

  93. FincaInTheMountains May 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    The most burning issue of modern time: the world can no longer trust Americans with the keys to the main money-printing press of the planet, no after what they let their “oligarchs” (e.g. petty thieves) do in the 90s and 00s.

    When he keys will be taken away, the America will face a gaping trillion dollar hole in their annual budget – forget about multi-trillion debt, nobody’s expecting they will be paying that.

  94. Q. Shtik May 6, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    To Frankiti, San Jose (Jen), Mister Darling, et al:

    The answer is NOT to toss people off the blog. The answer is to construct logical counter arguments to what you find offensive in Janos’s and other’s posts.

    The other day Janos published the longest post (a cut and paste job) in his 8+ years on this site. It thoroughly refuted the notion that “diversity is our strength.” Not long after he (or someone) published a link to a video on the same theme. I assume Frankiti, Mister Darling, and others disagree strongly with the sentiments in the essay and video but I do not recall anyone one attempting a debate style rebuttal. Why not?

    As for myself, diversity is something most of us – through long training in the ways of political correctness – have learned to tolerate.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 6, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

      Bravo, Mr.Q, Americans, like Russians, will never go Nazi !

      • Janos Skorenzy May 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

        Yes Finc, Russians have never banned free speech or thrown people into things or off things. And never will!

        With allies like this, how can I lose?

    • MisterDarling May 6, 2016 at 1:32 pm #

      @ Q:

      RE | “The answer is NOT to toss people off the blog. The answer is to construct logical counter arguments to what you find offensive in Janos’s and other’s posts.”-Q.

      As anyone who has attempted to constructively engage ‘Janos’ & the WPAC/Rugman/Asoka construct will tell you, it’s not possible. Their research is shoddy, their arguments are sophomoric and when they get backed into a corner they try to change the subject or they explode into fits of irrelevant nonsense.

      Those of us smart enough to understand this tend to be people with every reason to value our time. Arguing with the internet equivalent of gibbering homeless people is NOT a productive use of our time.

      Regarding your diversity-debate challenge, arguing about the ‘Diversity Issue’ is not high on my list of priorities and never was. To be very clear, I’m completely in favor of a diversity of viewpoints, I’m not in favor of systematically harassing and attacking the views of others, or of cluttering up the commentary with off-topic nonsense, or driving others from CFN simply because their ‘kind’ is not liked for personal reasons. These are actions that Janos and several others have done repeatedly. So, your post is rather ironic isn’t it? You’re demanding Tolerance for their Intolerance, aren’t you?

      😉

      • Janos Skorenzy May 6, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

        What a nasty piece of work you are! You love the Diversity Industry that counts Black, Brown, and White faces – and then condemn me for being against “Diversity of Opinion”. I have only ever spoken out against the former. I have never tried to get anyone banned for their ideas, Liar.

        Meanwhile he hopes I get assassinated by Romanovs for some offhanded joke. What an utter asshole. For the record, I have remembered the Czar and his Family with kindness many times. May their memory be eternal. And their murderers will not be forgiven until the end of the world – nor their spiritual descendants who still hold to the evil Communist Ideology that inspired this atrocity.

        • Frankiti May 6, 2016 at 7:55 pm #

          Mr. Darling is probably one of the most intelligent, inquisitive, and patient persons in the room.

      • malthuss May 7, 2016 at 11:19 am #

        ‘attacking views’ — I sense BS in that. Oxymoron, hmmm.

    • elysianfield May 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

      Q,
      I am sure you meant “tolerate or avoid”.

      I saw the rebuttal…sex, food and rock and roll…with a bit of Eugenics referenced. Also a bit of Dreck involving tribes evolving into nations…tribes being warlike, and nations otherwise. Jesus Christ on a stick! I thought the rebuttal…superficial, almost embarrassing…although not nearly as embarrassing as the Q&A afterward…sad and telling.

    • malthuss May 7, 2016 at 11:23 am #

      where is this post?

      • elysianfield May 7, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

        Janos Skorenzy
        April 30, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

        The video of the complete debate is up. He debates a quadroon professor named Reilly. Reilly thinks that crossing two different breeds produces a super breed with the best qualities of both. And like all of Leftists, his “diversity” really means the opposite as he reveals when talks about a united planet of mono-colored people, Whites a distant memory.

        amren.com/features/2016/04/is-diversity-a-strength-for-america/

  95. wpa_ccc May 6, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    “The answer is NOT to toss people off the blog. The answer is to construct logical counter arguments…” –Q.

    Qshtik, when people are logical your advice is valid. However, you should remember the round the clock posting of people like Spidey who filled the comments section with spam in Chinese, or Asoka who felt the need to respond to every post and went off topic incessantly.

    I think in some cases banning is acceptable, especially since this is not a democratic space. JHK owns the blog and he has a right to determine who gets to post here.

    As for Janos, I am as offended as Jen. But it is not our call because it is not our blog.

    Frankiti says Janos is allowed because: “In a post peak world people will have to adapt to many unsavory types.”

    In the war of all against all post-peak world, of the kind described on CFN, there will be no working internet. Interactions will be face to face. “Adapting”? … Janos would be “adapted” with second amendment remedies, perhaps by a woman he thinks he “owns” or a woman he has just raped.

  96. barbisbest May 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

    That’s right, You wouldn’t run on the truth and change ticket. What’s a nation to do?!?!?!?!?

    You are ever so right about the medical racket. Have surgery, you’re in the hospital, specialty doctor comes in looks at you 2 minutes, $5,000. That’s not an exaggeration! With all due respect for doctors, but come on!

    Your comment a while back about Kim Kardashian for president. You know, it occurred to me, the way things are going, we should make Kim Kardashian queen!!! Let’s! She does have big eyes and that’s good enough qualification. Don’t you agree?

    Thank you San Jose for one of your response to Janos. It was very appropriate.

    Perhaps Mr. Trump’s comment about the female vote, I perceive as his trepidation about the debates with Hillary. That should be fun. Of all the things Hillary is, she is intelligent. Mr. Kunstler, what would you or anyone think, if during an interview Hillary Clinton would have said men should be punished for impregnating a woman that has to have an abortion. Really!?! His small hands are not the worst thing about the man, now are they. It was nice having an adult in the White House for as long as we did, as mediocre as Obama is.

    There is some good news, last week in Wilkes-Barre, PA is the last time that the circus will use elephants in their shows. Yee Haw !! Gotta have some good news. Yes, Mr. Palmer you are still a lion killing piece of crap. Truth is truth. Such a memory for a girl, or was that a boy. What was the subject.

    Good to see you on the site Bean Town Bill. Best!

    A citation to be issued for overuse of exclamation marks!!!!

    • Janos Skorenzy May 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

      Men who impregnate women shouldn’t be forced to support the offspring. They should have every right to disassociate themselves from the act if they so choose. Women want the freedom to either keep or kill, and if the former, to make men pay. Pure evil.

      I don’t like abortion, but it’s going to be very hard to make women be responsible, given the last 50 years of miseducation and the lowering of standards. It’s not the most important issue right now, no matter what the Evangelicals say. So you can keep killing for now. We’ll deal with it later – if we manage to save America.

  97. volodya May 6, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    So, according to zerohedge, CBS news is saying that Hillary will be interviewed by the FBI over her handling of State Dept emails.

    Did Hillary mishandle those emails by having them go through her private server? What difference does it make? What difference will the FBI questioning make?

    This issue goes to the highest levels but this is a Democratic administration. IMO the likelihood of Hillary facing charges is so miniscule that it makes advanced and sentient life-forms on Pluto look overwhelmingly probable in comparison. Maybe some underlings will take the fall. But, as for Hillary, Hillary skates. Yes, sure, there are rules. But rules are for little people.

    • Q. Shtik May 6, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

      But rules are for little people. – Volodya

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

      The expression really soars if you refer to them as the little people……….. “We don’t pay taxes..taxes are for ‘the little people.'”

      It’s similar to calling Trump the Donald.

      • volodya May 7, 2016 at 10:52 am #

        Good point. I’ll remember that.

        • Q. Shtik May 7, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

          As you are, no doubt, already aware, Leona Helmsley – the Queen of Mean – was infamous for referring to her lessers as “the little people.”

    • Frankiti May 6, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

      The new spin, at least as reported by the Washington ComPost (noticeably treating her better than the other liberal paper of record, The Times) is that she did not have criminal intent in her mishandling of the emails. Imagine if every civil servant or person with responsibilities could rely on that defense? Air traffic controllers, subway conductors, Petraeus? As Bob Woodward said, she expects privileges, she expects her own rules.

  98. volodya May 6, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Yes, yes, Paul Ryan cannot support Donald Trump. See, Ryan is a principled conservative.

    Also, Ryan is full of shit, stunningly full of shit, as the late, great George Carlin would say. Because the aim of Paul Ryan’s “principled conservatism” is to enrich the rich, reducing their taxes, eliminating the burden of regulation on their business and financial activities, facilitating their scams, enabling their exploitation. And, by means of all this, impoverishing you and me.

    A President Trump could be just as full of shit, candidate Trump a teller of gigantic lies to get him into that office. But, in the meantime, anybody that suggests that somebody has legitimate interests besides the Oligarch-class, even if the rhetoric is all deception, has to be shut down.

  99. wpa_ccc May 6, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    I have a feeling many Bernie supporters will not vote for Hillary. They will go to a third party. The same may happen with Republicans who refuse to support the short-fingered vulgarian interloper, following the example of Mary Matalin.

    “One of the staunchest longtime Republicans, known for her party strategizing and punditry, has switched teams, the New York Times reports. Mary Matalin turned in her Republican registration for a Libertarian one, she announced Thursday…”

  100. Q. Shtik May 6, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    You’re demanding Tolerance for their Intolerance, aren’t you? – Mr Darling

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

    Yes, precisely.

  101. beantownbill. May 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

    @volodya

    Yes, we have had a serious devolution in the office of the presidency.

    As I get older – and theoretically wiser – I mistrust history more and more. How would Lincoln be portrayed if the South won the Civil War? History is malleable. Now Woodrow Wilson is somewhat reviled, but go back 50 years, and he was considered one of our best presidents.

    I can only speak of my own recollections. My first close encounter with a president was Harry Truman in 1951 when he went on a whistle stop tour, probably to determine if he should run again. His train stopped in my hometown and he spoke from the caboose. I was too young to understand what he talked about, but I stood about 5 feet from him and he looked at me for a moment as he spoke. Across the street from the train station was the 3 or 4 story building which housed my barber’s shop. I remember people sitting on the roof watching the whole thing. Try doing that today.

    My second close encounter was with Richard Nixon, just before he was running for President – you know, the “New Nixon”. Again this happened in my hometown. His speech occurred on a bandstand set up in the city square. I stood about 10 feet from him, but I was at the back side of the bandstand and I only saw his back. I was so disgusted by him in the first place that I only stayed about 2 minutes before I went shopping.

  102. wpa_ccc May 6, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    ” the aim of Paul Ryan’s “principled conservatism” is to enrich the rich, reducing their taxes” — Volodya

    Correct.

    And Donald Trump’s tax plan aims to do the same. The bottom 80 percent of taxpayers would see their average federal income tax rates drop by between 0.9 percent and 4.8 percent under Trump’s tax plan.

    For the top 20 percent, the rate would fall 7.2 percent.

    Donald Trump, and his billionaire buddies, the top 1 percent … they would get a 12.5 percent cut.

    All corrupt politicians do it, and now Trump wants to do it, too. He wants to use public policy for personal gain. To Trump’s credit, his is an upfront, open robbery, publicly announced ahead of time… if we vote for him.

  103. FincaInTheMountains May 6, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    Russian Orchestra Gives Stunning Performance In Palmyra Ruins

    The concert was held in an amphitheater that ISIS once used as a venue for public executions.

    youtube.com/watch?v=g27BBwj9XAM

  104. tucsonspur May 6, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    I believe in the old saying that ” if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.”

    I also strongly believe in the freedom of the individual, and not just for males. Such an intimate and profound decision, with such intricate ramifications for both mother and child is not to be made by any government.

    Don’t talk to me about the sanctity of life and all of its nobility and preciousness. Reality and history destroys that argument, practically aborts it before it gets started.

    Your life is precious to you and your family, mine is not.

    How noble has life been to so many religions throughout history? I’m sick and tired of the abstract bullshit men give me on this topic.

    It’s the woman’s body and the woman’s choice.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 6, 2016 at 11:23 pm #

      I don’t disagree completely. After all, a Society gets the morality it can sustain and afford. We’ve undercut the family in so many ways, how can we expect to easily go back to the morality of yesteryear – without a sustenance comparable to yesteryear?

      Orthodox Jews are against abortion for themselves, but have no problem with it for everyone else. They’re like that about a lot of things. Brother Nathaniel pointed out the porn playing at the Coolidge Corner theatre and the Rabbi just waved his hand dismissively saying, That’s fine for the goyim.

      But do consider the horror: the most dangerous place on earth is the womb of the mother. And the fetus tries to escape and defend itself as the butcher moves in for the kill. Sometimes they come out still alive and thrown in a bucket to die. That’s disturbing: far better for “everyone” to pierce their skull and suck out their brains in utero. Now we advancing: selling their cells and sending their heads thru the mail. Progress indeed!

      True Enlightenment can only come from holding contradictory sets of facts in one’s mind at the same time. One set does not cancel out the other after all. When decision time comes, both sets must be consulted in order to have a coherent answer.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 6, 2016 at 11:28 pm #

        And remember: that statement is a trick. For you see, Abortion IS a sacrament for Feminists, a celebration of their freedom attained by the sacrifice of the innocent. How clever of them to throw it back in men’s faces.

        But yes, the father may well be guilty too and is if he demands it, pays for it, etc. And of course, the Herr Doctors. As you know, the Hippocratic Oath forbade it. So? So they changed it of course.

        • tucsonspur May 7, 2016 at 1:46 am #

          The family is undercut both before and after birth by forcing a woman to have a child she doesn’t want.

          Because of abortion, families can be better off. Three or four kids instead of five or six, e. g.

          The graphic extremes are just that. Extremes that are graphic. TV sensationalism. The vast majority of abortions are sensitively and humanely performed.

          I submit that the most dangerous place on earth is the mind of man, in spite of its accomplishments.

          Aren’t Feminists women? From their perspective, abortion as sacrament is understandable. Remember, the father can stick it in, but will he stick it out – long term? Too often not.

          Gives the woman more control, more power, doesn’t it? I think we can deal with it and not undercut the family.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 7, 2016 at 3:32 am #

            Yes, the world divides here. I want women to have less power – less power to destroy men via the Government. Less power to destroy our Nations via their stupid voting and sentimental sexual/maternal attitudes about dangerous people like Blacks and Muslims.

            When White Men (at least normal healthy ones) see a long line of Brown Men marching in, they feel alarm and anger. Women feel something completely different. Men are right and Women are wrong. But again, it depends what you want. The two value spheres are completely different. Women do very well via invaders. Many of them don’t care about countries, cultures, and politics anyway – not really except insofar as they benefit them. And as I said to the ladies, White Men are failing them by letting them get away with far too much. Weakness doesn’t excite. They want to look up and marry up – even if that means marrying a successful nerd and cuckolding him with an exciting low life. The Browns are a problem in this regard though – harder to hide the evidence.

          • JimInFlorida May 7, 2016 at 8:37 am #

            “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell.

            Janos, you and Winston Smith are going to end up in Room 101 if you insist on taunting the sheeple with Reality.

            As far as White Men letting women get away with way too much, let’s not forget the civil rights attorneys and New Leftists that used militant feminism as a battering ram to knock out the supporting walls and columns that held up Western civilization.

            When law, due process, and the courts become hostile to healthy civilization, then the only remaining cure is rather brutal and bloody. White Men, being already too deeply vested in the current paradigm, could not face losing their stuff for the sake of American civilization.

            Either White Men have failed or American civilization failed to show that it was worth fighting in the streets for.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 7, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

            Thank you Jim. We will meet in the place where there is no darkness. Think of the wonderful friendships that will be formed in the American Gulags! The all night discussion, the books, the chess. Or perhaps not: the Zeks had to work too hard to stay up at night. When Solzhenitsyn came in, they wouldn’t rouse themselves. Sleep was precious it, his greeter explained. They would be glad to meet him in the morning. Solzhenitsyn was filled with joy. He fully accepted his fate, even reveling in it. It was here that he would find the destiny that God had chosen for him.

            A remarkable surrender. A remarkable man.

          • elysianfield May 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

            “I submit that the most dangerous place on earth is the mind of man”

            Yes, well said. It is also the most perverse, obscene, malevolent, contrarian, deviant, violent, and pornographic…but enough about me….

      • malthuss May 7, 2016 at 11:39 am #

        Goosenell was caught, Edelin got away.
        Oddly, they are both mixed race.

    • malthuss May 7, 2016 at 11:15 am #

      ” if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.”
      If Black men got pregnant, they would be in the [welfare] money.

  105. wpa_ccc May 7, 2016 at 1:14 am #

    Trump has zero political experience, zero military experience, and he’s not so good on economics either.

    “Interest rates on U.S. debt are very low right now, and have been for years. This makes it a great time for the government to borrow money and spend it on public needs. Roads, bridges, whatever. If there’s something that needs fixing in the United States, borrowing money to fix it is a pretty good idea right now. The boost that this improved infrastructure will give to our economy will be worth it. The economy would grow, boosting tax receipts for the federal government which would make the new debt easy to manage.

    Trump believes this. So does Paul Krugman. So far, so good. But then Trump suggests something truly destructive.

    “I would borrow, knowing that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal,” Trump told CNBC. If the U.S. borrowed too much and invested its fresh cash in unproductive products, Trump would tell creditors to accept less than what he’d initially agreed to.

    Another way to describe this plan: “I would default on the national debt.”

    Except Trump also told CNBC that he wouldn’t default on the debt, because advocating contradictory positions is part of his #brand.”

    –Zach Carter, Senior Political Economy Reporter, The Huffington Post

  106. FincaInTheMountains May 7, 2016 at 6:25 am #

    Hillary’s over

    The financial world was shocked by the recent official statement of the Rockefeller clan of full withdrawal from the hydrocarbon business. Inexperienced folks see nothing outstanding in this news, but this event is truly on the global scale. The king has fallen! And along with it fell the rest of his empire.

    Old American Caricature of John D. Rockefeller, nineteenth century:

    s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/d6/17/3c/d6173c8274d469ceb080b3ce4525e33e.jpg

    Since 1870, the Standard Oil base Rockefellers hatched a plan to establish an absolute monopoly on the market of hydrocarbons. It was supposed to ensure the realization of the clan global project – the establishment of the New World Order based on the total control the entire energy market.

    Year after year, step by step, not disdaining any means, not hesitating in the methods of achieving the goal, the Rockefellers sought to implement it. Unleashing the First and then the Second World Wars, numerous local armed conflicts – all of this was designed to achieve absolute power over mankind.

    Arab Spring, ISIS, Syrian War, flood of Syrian refugees o Europe, Hillary Clinton’s Presidency over United Sates, Ukraine – all parts of this global elaborate plan.

    Only the situational alliance of Russia, City of London, Obama’s White house and the Bush Clan was able to stop it.

  107. FincaInTheMountains May 7, 2016 at 8:42 am #

    His heart is in Moscow wherever John is

    Commenting on cooperation between Moscow and Washington on a number of issues, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova recited a slightly edited version of a poem by a renowned Scottish 18th century poet Robert Burns, who is well-known and loved in Russia:

    His heart is in Moscow, his heart is not there,
    His heart is in Moscow chasing a bear,
    Chasing not Grizzly but Kremlinese,
    His heart is in Moscow wherever John is.

    cdn.rt.com/files/2016.05/original/572c9f46c46188cb7d8b45dd.jpg

  108. FincaInTheMountains May 7, 2016 at 9:06 am #

    On May 4 the position of commander in chief of NATO forces in Europe was taken by US General Curtis Skaparotti. Skaparotti will replace his predecessor, General Breedlove.

    While still in the process of approval by the US Senate, he already instills fear in Russian hearts.

    Here it should be noted that the career of General Skaparotti has one distinguished feature: he has never been beaten badly yet.

    Although general had taken part in military operations, but they were punitive colonial expeditions against mostly the Papuans. And when you headed the army, pursuing the fleeing enemy, you can imagine yourself being a Napoleon, to whom the whole world lies under the feet.

    Skaparotti surrounded Saddam Hussein thugs in Iraq, drove Taliban in Afghanistan, destroyed the rebels in Zaire, Liberia and fought in Bosnia and Herzegovina. And at all times his troops enjoyed numerical superiority, far better armed and trained than the opponents.

    In some commanders these kinds of victories generate not quite adequate perception of reality. And now, the “winner” extraordinary begins to show bad manners, this time not in Zaire or Liberia, but in Europe, already almost incinerated by two world wars.

    • Frankiti May 7, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

      How many consecutive uninteresting posts must you submit!!! Seriously, get your own f***inf blog!

  109. volodya May 7, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    Frankiti

    That defense, that there was no “criminal intent”, is as simple as it is brilliant. An exceedingly thin excuse, as wispy as it gets, but no matter, for the bi-coastal intelligentsia and the Democratic base, it’ll do just fine.

    No matter that there’s no conceivable justification, the great and the mighty on the progressive side of the legal establishment will tout “no criminal intent”. They’ll tell us that without it, there’s no point to laying charges.

    And, they’ll tell us that as a matter of fact, as any impartial observer could attest, her lapse was purely inadvertent, see, she was very, very busy. Or confused. Or misled. Or something. But there was nothing criminal. NOTHING.

    But for us bozos, this is like those Wall Street banks and execs. Remember? They couldn’t be prosecuted regardless that financial fraud was like chest-deep muck. Same idea. Too big to jail.

    So don’t even raise an eyebrow. They’ll say to you, are YOU a lawyer? No? Then how would YOU know? No, little man, you will have to rely on the say-so of your betters. And, in their opinion especially, they are so exceedingly BETTER.

    As for anyone not buying in, who sees this as pure balderdash, who stands up and sez so, they will be accused of waging a political vendetta, the politics of personal destruction, dirty and lousy to the core. Shameful.

    As for Hillary’s State Dept underlings, if one of them takes the fall for this, who would be surprised?

  110. MisterDarling May 7, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    Janos,

    It’s amazing how quickly you play the victim as soon as you get a little pushback, but that’s to be expected from attention-seeking aged adolescent cry-bullies I suppose. But that’s not why I’m bothering to reply, I’m far more interested in exploring the nature of your Idiocy. Let’s begin, shall we?

    RE | “What a nasty piece of work you are! You love the Diversity Industry that counts Black, Brown, and White faces – and then condemn me for being against “Diversity of Opinion”. I have only ever spoken out against the former. I have never tried to get anyone banned for their ideas, Liar.”-j.

    I don’t love any ‘diversity industry’ and never said that I did. This feeble attempt at a counter-attack is typical ‘Janos’: sputtered nonsense in absence of facts which undermine their point as soon as committed to the page.

    Personally, I don’t give a damn about your continual assault on ‘Diversity’ and its proponents – that would be a wasted of my time – but I don’t care for your constant barrage of groundless accusations and stupid attempts to embroil bystanders in your idiotic fixations, because that’s an egregious waste of community time. You are a poor player, and poor players need to be ejected. As one frequent poster mentioned, this is not a democracy but our host’s web-space. He is well within his rights to banish uncouth, unruly guests from his ‘house’. But this merely an example of your typical tactical-level idiocy. I’m more interested in where you’ve gone wrong strategically. To whit;

    RE | “Meanwhile he hopes I get assassinated by Romanovs for some offhanded joke. What an utter asshole. For the record, I have remembered the Czar and his Family with kindness many times. May their memory be eternal. And their murderers will not be forgiven until the end of the world – nor their spiritual descendants who still hold to the evil Communist Ideology that inspired this atrocity.”-j.

    SO, now it’s our job to watch your back? You’ve gone out of your way to offend women, Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Irish, Italians, Scandinavians, Germans – thus setting most of the world population against you, needlessly. Then you pick a fight with prominent families and individuals – for no other reason than you need some attention, apparently. And after all this maladroit miscommunication you expect… What exactly? ‘Understanding’ of your ‘plight’?

    Pull Your Head Out of Your Ass, Janos. You getting yourself whacked is not our concern. If you talk smack long enough you’re going to get called on it by someone even more bug-fuck crazy, or by someone with adequate means, motive and opportunity to eradicate a human irritant (such as yourself) by casually tasking to one of their ‘contractors’. I shouldn’t need to say this but in your case apparently I do: a smarter & wiser man would find himself in this position. The world is not a reasonable place where everyone ‘gets’ your little ‘jokes Janos. Grow the fuck up… Before you die.

    Well, there-there! Not to worry little Janos! your present liquidation at the hands of a beneficial party or parties unknown is unlikely, so let’s look at the example of your stupidity much closer to hand: the threat of banning the ‘Janos Skorenzy’ screen-name from this community. Since you seem to be having a hard time thinking things through, I’m going to help you.

    Just think of all the precious hours you’ve ‘invested’ in this site, Janos. All of that would be gone, and your only legacy would be remembrance of you as ‘the guy that got banned’.

    In the event of a banishment, what would your recourse be? You could wash your hands of the whole thing, walk away with a firm commitment to be more productive henceforth, but I doubt it. I’m too familiar with your kind of idiot. Sunk-cost fallacy gets nit-wits like you every time. You’d want to come back wouldn’t you Janos, so then what? You could sneak back in with a near-facsimile of your old screen-name ‘Yanush ScoreZany’ or some-such, and try to bear your whipping-stripes with ‘pride’, holding your chin high while fighting back the tears – the perfect picture of a ‘victim wronged’. That might earn you some sympathy points from the other cry-bullies, so that’s one option isn’t it Janos?

    The other option is for you to go groveling – hat-in-hand – to the figurative doorstep of the Jew hosting this site, and contritely beg for his patience, ‘understanding’ and mercy. Perhaps he would, perhaps he wouldn’t. The choice would be his to make. You would be at his leisure, wouldn’t you Janos? Once again, wiser & smarter men do not find themselves in this position.

    Just to be very clear, I am a pragmatist. I am not an ideologue, religious fanatic, tribalist or any other sort of person who places unwarranted faith in the innate ‘superiority’ of a group or allegiance. Why am I like that? Because I am a Doer, just as you are a Dilettante. I am only interested in what works, not in theories attempting to bend Reality by force of their mere existence to the way one wished it would. I am very okay with leaving people to find their own way, with their own thoughts and opinions. As I’ve said before I’m not interested in converting anyone to my way of thinking. I don’t need to.

    Lastly, this response is not actually aimed at you, Janos. You are a confirmed idiot and cannot be trusted to learn from your mistakes, after all. It’s aimed at others who retain the ability to get a clue – and act on it.

    Enjoy Your Weekend!

    😉

    • MisterDarling May 7, 2016 at 11:38 am #

      EDIT: “waste[d]”, ‘is’, delete “to”, “would [not] find himself”, “[Y]our” … &c.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

      You are sick, crazy, an evil – not necessarily in that order. Almost everything you say here is proof of it, though I do accept your commitment to pragmatism as valid. You don’t care if countless lives are ruined by the Diversity Industry, as long as you get yours. You’ll even participate by throwing other Whites under the bus – and feel moral doing so. Your morality is also very pragmatic. Whatever works, works. If people get thrown down, they deserved to get thrown down. And whatever throws them down, deserves commendation for finding weakness and destroying it. Thus the Diversity Industry is vindicated. But you are against Social Darwinism of course – since that is officially out of favor.

      You are the Commissar type to a t. Btw, where is free speech to be allowed? On the streets? But isn’t that always inconvenient to someone? As the Communists say, Not on OUR streets. And they’ll make sure to be there to be offended. And of course, you are the soul of sympathy for things like that. After all, Conservative Protestors are weak and can be destroyed – and therefore deserve to be destroyed. As Vampire Lord says in “Thirty Days of Darkness”, What is broken must be broken.

    • Frankiti May 7, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

      Now that deserves a mic drop

      • Q. Shtik May 7, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

        Now that deserves a mic drop – Frankiti

        ========

        I’m old and somewhat ‘out of it’….. what does ^this^ mean?

        • elysianfield May 8, 2016 at 11:08 am #

          Q,
          A “Mic Drop”…a microphone drop, is a now current “tool” of the rapping community. Ending a rap with a statement believed to be profound, the artist will look at the audience, with open contempt, and then extend the arm to shoulder level and drop the microphone to the stage…a mic drop. Obama did one at the last televised event he attended.

          • Q. Shtik May 8, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

            OK, but whose statement does Frankiti deem to be profound and deserving of a mic drop, Janos’s or Mister Darling’s.

  111. malthuss May 7, 2016 at 11:36 am #

    Woman implants herself with Black embryos, has triplets

    White Evangelicals Adopt Black Embryo Triplets . … and was stunned when I realized that the woman had actually impregnated herself with African embryos in order to …
    [Search domain conservative-headlines.com] conservative-headlines.com/2016/04/white-evangelicals-adopt-blac

  112. MisterDarling May 7, 2016 at 12:17 pm #

    @ ElysianField,

    You strike me as an intelligent, rational person on a planet where most are not. Let us clarify:

    RE | “I am sorry but I do not experience the angst you seem to regarding the Romanoffs…I am assuming you are speaking of the Czar and his family? How are we to navigate a public site if we are loathe to offend?”

    FYI: the Romanovs (among other accepted spellings) are not an extinct lineage. Many of them escaped the Collapse of their dynasty and subsequent slaughter. The Romanov Family Association and two claimants to the title ‘head of the family’ represent it. This lineage is a cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg and from thence to an even more well-known lineage.

    These people are not all ‘broke’, they have resources, and some of them have hangers-on who are not ‘entirely there’… So to speak. You don’t get to claim that you are the head of their House without ruffling a feather or two. For further clarification please read my response to the idiot.

    RE | “Wpac has called you, in effect, a psychotic killer, impugning your military service…”

    The person you refer to is not worthy of reply – that would be a waste of time. Secondly, I don’t give a damn about opinions of American civilians commenting on matters they self-serving and selectively understand – that would also be a waste of my time.

    For the record, anyone I whacked was a combatant, and I made a point of getting out before the law of averages altered that fact. I was particularly interested in disassociating myself from CIA-brokered collaboration with heroin-dealing Afghani pederasts, whom the current POTUS seems comfortable with.

    RE | “Janos made a statement involving the Romanoffs…and you cite THAT as causus belli? I see Janos’s comment as anything but a claim to their dynasty. Black humor.”

    Not a “causus belli” on my part. I simply object to willful ignorance & cluttering up the thread with idiotic nonsense. Again, review my response to the idiot in question.

    RE | “We came, we saw, they died!” The Bolsheviks
    “How can you kill women and children?” They run slower, so you have to lead them less….Vietnam Era Door gunner (reputed)
    Build a man a fire, and he will be warm for a day. Set the man on fire, and he will be warm for the rest of his life….
    Racists, misogynists, anti Semites, National Socialists, Commies, Scientologists, 911/moon landing/Atomic Bomb, Holocaust Deniers…
    they have nothing to say …I think we should kill them…they are sub-human, worthless scum who’s voice alone would offend the ear of God….”

    I’m not sure where you were going with any of the above. There seem to be quotation marks and attributive data missing.

    RE | “MD, you are intelligent, well spoken, educated and have significant life experience…why does the presence of those you despise on this site bother you? Why do you even give a Rat’s ass? There have been several pompous “intellectuals” that have commented similarly regarding banning members in the past six months or so…I would not have expected to count you as one of them…”

    Thank you, and the first reason why I “even give a Rat’s ass” is that I periodically schedule an activity where I make my stance clear vis-à-vis the idiocy that runs rampant on this site – so that someone researching *me* doesn’t get the idea that I’m okay with their stupidity. It is necessary.

    The second reason is that absent any rebuttal the lurking population confuses us with these idiots – and then we don’t get to hear from them – thus incrementally defeating our collective purpose.

    I hope that helps?

    Cheers!

    • Frankiti May 7, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

      If from time to time someone did not respond to the hate contingent, everyone else would be presumed complicit in the eyes of the casual observer, a person stumbling on to the site. If I didn’t know better I’d assume this site was on the Southern PLC’s blacklist (not that I care or endorse what they think) hosted by an author with a Germanic surname and followed by avid readers of aryan nation web propaganda that they routinely repost. Guilt by association may not be a matter of law but it is a matter of fact.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 7, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

        You use the lingo of the Leftists but claim not to be? I don’t buy it. Nor will I rent or borrow it. Seems sir? I know not seems. You are as you seem. You could present yourself otherwise, but you choose this. You have chosen, you have willed yourself. I have no doubt but that you do the similar or same in your real life.

      • Q. Shtik May 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

        If from time to time someone did not respond to the hate contingent, everyone else would be presumed complicit in the eyes of the casual observer, – Frankiti

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

        I think you overstate the stupidity of the casual observers here at CFN or even the internet in general. It would be like the person who walks by my house early every morning and sees the NY Times on my walkway and assumes, therefore, that I’m a dyed in the wool liberal.

    • elysianfield May 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

      MD,
      Thank you for your response…measured and well thought out.

      “We came, we saw, they died!” The Bolsheviks… is a play on Hillary Clinton’s obscene statement regarding the murder of Kaddafi, referencing the slaughter in Yekaterinburg. The other comments, black humor to be sure, were examples of outrageous, vile posts that should not be taken seriously by anyone on the site, being aware that the statements were not serious, but only an attempt at humor…poor judgment, poor taste, but not serious…condemn me for bad taste…no other label need apply (I know your feelings regarding emoticons, but I am old, and cannot bring myself to use them).

      What I see in Janos’s posts are often a point to be made, couched in rhetoric, classical references, and metaphor…and often an attempt at humor…I can reject many of his points, and without rancor, as I do see the humor (Taking a position and magnifying to the ridiculous is humor…forcible rape? Really?). Janos should not always be taken literally.

      Many families will admit to having an old, cranky uncle who shows up at Xmas, drinks too much, irritates everyone at the dinner table with wild gossip, accusations and formulations…rarely is he thrown out of the house, nor should he be.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 8, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

        You have damned me with faint praise and balanced it out by praising me with faint damn. You have attained unto Zero, the sacred balance point of neutrality, the pivot and the fulcrum from which all things can be moved without moving. Can one come closer to God and still live? The Unmoved Mover smiles upon you while I rage. I do not fear you but Him. Thus do I stay my hand.

        • elysianfield May 9, 2016 at 12:18 am #

          It is THIS kind of response that brings tears to my eyes….

  113. volodya May 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    Capt Spaulding, the only way those transcripts get released is via an unauthorized leak.

    So at least for now we can only surmise what was in those speeches. But here’s my guess: at least in part, a celebration of the success of GS and Wall Street, their world beating financial innovations, wealth creation yada yada.

    But there’s a flip-side to all this that, in private quarters, probably wouldn’t be ignored, at least not by people as astute as Goldman Sachs. My guess is that Hillary would probably have referred to it, something along the lines of Romney’s disparagement of the bottom 47%. That is, total fucking losers that got what they deserved. Maybe however in more politic terms, that is, indirect, multi-syllabic, latinate words that referred to globalized supply chains, societal and demographic changes, but, in sum, talking about people that kept up with the times – that so-called creative class – and those that didn’t, the increasingly more destitute wage-earning 47%.

    No matter how fly-over country is alternatively laughed at, its interests ignored or shat upon, the bubbling in that particular cauldron day-by-day gets harder to ignore especially now that Donald and Bernie brought it to full boil. So my bet is that Hillary did talk about it. Would there have been full-bore hate-speech rant a la National Review? I doubt it. The bottom-most formerly employed hadn’t yet bared their fangs, Trump wasn’t ascendant at the time, Bernie was an unknown kvetchy senator.

    Yep, Hillary is bought and fully paid for just like the guys. And you can make a pretty good bet as to whose interests she’ll be looking out for as Prez.

  114. Janos Skorenzy May 7, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    bbs.dailystormer.com/t/austria-blonde-girl-attacked-by-hajis-police-tell-her-to-dye-her-hair-and-wea…

    Deafening silence from the Feminists. They agree with the Police apparently – White Women have to adapt to Muslim mores. If they don’t, then they have no one to blame but themselves. Are you surprised? Don’t be – Feminism is a Marxism and as such, it’s main concern is the destruction of the White Race. Helping Women (other than themselves of course, being commissars) is a very secondary concern. As usual, only White Nationalists and Conservatives care about Feminine Honor. This girl seems like she is deserving of this honor and concern, unlike some.

    So it’s a return to the ways of Muslim Spain, where White women dyed their hair and covered their heads. What next? Perhaps scarring their faces if beautiful to avoid Muslim interest?

  115. FincaInTheMountains May 7, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    Palmyra: Same place, one year later:

    s019.radikal.ru/i627/1605/c5/7205ac9a5887.jpg

    Pray For Palmyra: Russian Maestro Performs in Syria With Mariinsky Orchestra

    youtube.com/watch?v=uvUkeR4jKCE

  116. Q. Shtik May 7, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

    Several days ago somebody (probably Janos) provided a link to a video in which a very calm and articulate Brit stated that he is a racist and then went on to defend his position.

    I don’t recall seeing any follow-up comments regarding that video. My thought was that the anti-Janos contingent here would have come rushing out of the woodwork but no….nothing. The reason I suspect is that it’s wise to keep one’s mouth shut in the face of an expert apologist.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 7, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

      There was a terrible lull after the apotheosis of Trump. It was the lull before the storm. These people are frightened now of the backlash against them by the Righteous. Even usually reasonable people like SJ have lost their balance and now “find” themselves in the ranks of the Enemy.

      The Nation is all but lost. As per this: dailystormer.com/jerry-brown-signs-bill-allowing-illegal-wetbacks-to-vote-2/

      Trump has appeared not a moment too soon. We expect you to do your part. Still have your adding machine? Are you willing to fly it into your local Target? Kamikaze means “Divine Wind”. You can do some shopping while you are there if they have a men’s department. That is, if you haven’t donned a skirt and gone over to the NME. I’m not saying that you have. Why would you even do the mission if you had? So just delete that.

  117. FincaInTheMountains May 7, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

    Rostropovich played on the ruins of Berlin Wall, because the scrapping of the Berlin Wall was the end of the Iron Curtain. The Berlin Wall was a symbol of the Iron Curtain.

    Roldugin in Palmyra made us all remember Rostropovich concert in the ruins of the Berlin Wall. Because the comparison of these two concerts allows a better understanding of what is good and what is evil.

    And even if you forget geopolitical catastrophe and abnormal mortality rate in Russia in the 90s, it is still that the fall of the Berlin Wall primarily meant the creation of the 4th Reich of Helmut Kohl and Angela Merkel, that is, the restoration of the Great Reich of Charlemagne, also known as Third Reich of Adolph Hitler. And the first thing that 4th Reich did, was starting the war in Slovenia, which would soon become a Balkan crisis, the collapse of Yugoslavia and the formation of Islamists enclaves in Europe.

    And the economic power of that Reich is based on the valuables that the Nazis looted over 12 years of their reign in Europe, including a large part in Russia. They still find the “gold trains” in Poland and the collection of Ilyin in Kirovograd, and how many have been successfully sold in quiet, creating the so-called economic miracle of Adenauer?

    But the first thing of course they did was to sell the gold teeth of European Jews through Switzerland, and I imagine how Martin Bormann people were giggling, when Ben-Gurion agreed to receive as compensation a very small part of that gold teeth.

    And somewhere still lie Amber Room and the Smolensk icons, and not a penny from these values, united Germany has returned either to the Soviet Union or to Russia as restitution or reparations. First, the Anglo-Americans allies thoroughly bombed Dresden and other industrial centers of East Germany, and then, under the cover of atomic bomb, demanded the reparations from East Germany.

    And when there was a united Germany, Gorbachev on behalf of the USSR signed a paper, in which he said about the absence of any claims to the unified Germany, and hung on the Soviet Union and, accordingly, on Russia 140 billion of debt, spent who knows where 2000 tons of gold from the USSR gold reserves.

    And Judas betrayed God for just 30 pieces of silver!!!

  118. Janos Skorenzy May 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    wvwnews.net/content/index.php?/news_story/london_has_a_muslim_mayor.html

    The fall of England is accelerating.

    • Q. Shtik May 7, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

      London has a Muslim mayor

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

      Both amazing and fucked up. My maternal grandfather, part Brit, just turned over in his grave.

      But all is not lost. Ex-London Mayor, Boris Johnson, leads the polls in the race for Mayor of Islamabad. 😉

    • pequiste May 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

      England, the nation that fought against invading Romans; Hengist and Horsa; Vikings; Normans; The Spanish Empire; Napoleon; and yes, even Hilter, submits without a shot to an unarmed Yzlamik invasion. Astounding.

      I guess the millions of English and Britons who provided the blood, toil, sweat and tears on the battlefields of the continent and the home front did so in vain.

      A home for the English? What a raysiss idea! Scotland? They will see just what the composition of the “Black Watch” will look like in 30 years.

      At one time the sun never set on the British Empire. Now Blighty decomposes into just being blighted. The whole of it will look like a mish mash of Islamabad, Kingston,Jamaica and Detroit. Tear down that pagan Stonehenge dhimmis! Your bangers and mash will be proscribed. What’s all this ” cross” crap on flags and medals and such? It offends the delicate sensitivities of the new overlords; best consign all of it to the dust bin. Let’s not even talk about what is going to happen to that holiday “Christmas” and the public house.

      Well then get with it straight away: open the Chunnel for more colonists – get some of that ferry service with direct shipping via Gibraltar- no borders are no problem – U.K. needs at least as many per year as Germany. That should assuage some of those post colonial blues.

      Wow – talk about klowns being in charge! From the Windsors, the military, Civil Service, and the fucking politicians – the whole bloody lot of them.

      Don’t say you people across the pond were not warned about this:
      Enoch Powell was right.

      • tucsonspur May 7, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

        I imagine that the Brits are contributing to the infection of Ireland. The numbers there are now relatively low, but around 50,000(?) is already enough. The blight spreads.

      • JimInFlorida May 8, 2016 at 8:19 am #

        I learned something of great value in your post! Enoch Powell. Never heard of him but, after a quick bit of internet search, now I know of this great man.

        Mr. Powell’s enemies were obviously puppets of Jewish and New Leftist cartels that had a very vested interest in polluting the White demographics of Great Britain. Does anybody ponder the psychological pathology of Whites in high office who go along with the anti-White narrative? That psychosis of surrender and self-flagellation for the sake of some imagined or embellished grievance by the brown races. Not to mention Jews who use them as political muscle.

        One can only hope that a last minute survival instinct will kick in and force Britain to vomit out all the Muslims, 3rd world immigrants, and their enablers. Alas, the national dementia is too deep and Great Britain will finally find closure in the History books as a former super power that just surrendered without a fight.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 8, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

          Do you know about Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists? They knew that the Capitalists were going to inflict all kinds of damage on Britain, bringing in cheap labor and outsourcing jobs as well. But even they would have been amazed at just race replacement and turning over the Nation to Islam. They knew how much the Left hated the West, but they would never have imagined it would go this far. Hitler may have known how bad it was going to get if he lost.

          He was also a great speaker, like Enoch Powell. But of course he never attained the mainstream. If only he had. If only Britain and the West had listened to Men like this, and not the Liars, Snakes, and Yes Men that they did listen to.

          oswaldmosley.net/mosley-speaks-videos.php

          Other great sources, William Joyce’s (Lord Haw Haw) “Twilight Over England”. And A.K Chesterton’s (G.K’s nephew) “The New Unhappy Lords”.

          Tolkien was a subscriber to the BUF paper and took this all very seriously. He was not one to just give the Shire to the Orcs because “We’re Christians!”

  119. Pucker May 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    Today is Mothers Day.

    There are many absolutely horrible mothers out there. Many women are dreadful mothers, absolutely ghastly parenting. Like a woman who shits in the family dinner she’s cooking on the stove and thinks it’s wholesome. Think about it.

  120. Pucker May 7, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    Hillary was probably a dreadful mother and wife. It’s bizarre that she would not try to stop, and would arguably enable, Bill Clinton’s pathological womanizing.

  121. Pucker May 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    72% of black men don’t know who their biological fathers are. Why are black women so irresponsible that they can’t fuck one Homie at a time if only to be able to tell their kid who his daddy is? Mothers Day should be a national day of educating women in the responsible control of their vaginas.

  122. MisterDarling May 7, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    THIS LADY gets it:

    imgur.com/gallery/5QFVx

    • pequiste May 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm #

      And an outstanding gentleman, Richard Louis “Dick” Proenneke , got it:

      youtube.com/watch?v=iYJKd0rkKss&list=PLHhsu-Vn6jZpBMVJ5Wncizf0wrCw1C0-V

      • Sticks-of-TNT May 8, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

        Peq,

        What an amazing fellow. I managed to miss the videos about him on PBS but I’m making up for it today. I’ve spent hours of this quiet Sunday watching YouTubes about his Alaska homestead and those of others making pilgrimages there.

        Great stuff. Thanks for the tip.

        -Sticks

  123. MisterDarling May 7, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    MILESTONES, on the way to de-industrialization:

    How’s Bin Laden Construction Doing?

    reuters.com/article/us-saudi-construction-binladin-idUSKCN0XQ1XD

    How about Exxon and Chevron?

    bigstory.ap.org/article/7b3aeb1f01da472b8b48476091c411c6/exxon-sees-smallest-profit-16-years-chevron…

  124. tucsonspur May 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    A woman’s politics post-abortion are separate if not distinct from the abortion itself. Sure, it’s possible to link the two.

    Many women, otherwise considered conservative, do have abortions. Women who oppose the left’s agenda and radical feminism.

    The clear thinking woman, the strong woman, holds power inherently.
    I would not deny it.

  125. Q. Shtik May 7, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

    You know what I just realized we have arrived at?

    Peek Beyonce.

    • Q. Shtik May 7, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

      Peak?

      • Sticks-of-TNT May 8, 2016 at 10:10 am #

        Maybe (peak). But if the outfit is right, I’ll still peek!

  126. Despatch from HQ INGSOC May 7, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

    From:

    Ministry of Majority Replacement (MinRap), Airstrip 1, HQ INGSOC

    To:

    Comrade X, Facilitator

    Please be advised the Mayor of London is now a Muslim, and all 1700 years of Christian vestiges in the City must be removed and destroyed at once. This includes all Churches, Chapels, Monestaries, and Christian Monuments … in fact anything with a cross must be eradicated, including war memorials. The Royal Graves of any Kings who served in the Crusades, so called, will be dug up and the remains thrown in the dump. Furthermore, St Paul’s Cathedral has been converted to a Mosque; when citizens of Airstrip 1 hear the ‘call to prayer’ from the former St Paul’s Cathedral, now called the Louis Farrakhan Mosque, which will be broadcast thru out the City of London in 500 decibels 8 times per day, they must immediately drop to the ground and face east, no exceptions. Failure to comply is a death penalty offence.

    end Despatch

    Comrade Z, MinRap, HQ INGSOC

    • pequiste May 7, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

      “There is no future and England’s dreaming.”

      youtube.com/watcdownloadh?v=RvMxqcgBhWQ

      Prophesy courtesy of The Sex Pistols.

    • wpa_ccc May 7, 2016 at 11:50 pm #

      So much fear and ignorance in this world. Islam is a religion of peace. None of what you write will come to pass.

      • JimInFlorida May 8, 2016 at 8:50 am #

        And everybody raps on Janos for what he says! Your assertion is just flagrantly ignorant! Islam keeps very bloody borders and our modern Cotton Candy Christianity is a poor defense.

        Have you never read the Sword Verses of the Qur’an?
        Have you never heard of Charles Martel? The great Frankish general who led armies to repulse the invading Muslims in the Battle of Tours in 732? The very same insane Islam that he fought has not changed to any real degree over the centuries. Muslims may show superficial modern qualities but, they are but outward garments that can be changed as needed. Muslims are steeped in an insanity that has nothing but CONTEMPT for our cowardice and our appeasement towards them.

        As Muslims go, the Shia of Iran are relatively sane and self-regulated. They hate Israel and the U.S. and have 63 years worth of reason to justify that hatred. Yet, they are not the Islamic Imperialists. The Sunnis, Wahhabis, Salafis, and others of that branch are the battering ram of Islam. In the U.S, they are on a leash right now but, their political power and numbers are close to the tipping point where they will shed their masks and begin to impose their madness on us via the tried-and-true Jewish battering rams of Civil Rights and Hollywood.

        In closing, let me introduce you to some fine Muslim words:
        Taqiyya – Saying something that isn’t true as it relates to the Muslim identity. “Islam is a religion of peace.”
        Tawriya – Intentionally creating a false impression.
        Muruna – ‘Blending in’ by setting aside some practices of Islam or Sharia in order to not alert infidels too soon.

  127. tucsonspur May 8, 2016 at 12:58 am #

    The Mexican, Canelo, sent Khan, the Muslim Brit, to la la land in the sixth round. KO’d Khan.

    How can you do it? Piss on the Muslim and hail the Brit?

    The world is simply too complicated!

  128. BackRowHeckler May 8, 2016 at 1:28 am #

    First you lose your Capital City, then you lose your Country.

    And the English lost Londonistan at least a decade ago. Really, what a pathetic little craphole England has become. Its hard to believe these are the same people who stood firm against Goring’s Luftwaffe all those years ago in the Battle of Britain.

    Can we expect to see a Christian Mayor of Islamabad or Tehran any time soon? Or does it work only one way?

    brh

  129. MisterDarling May 8, 2016 at 2:47 am #

    @ ElysianField;

    “Many families will admit to having an old, cranky uncle who shows up at Xmas, drinks too much, irritates everyone at the dinner table with wild gossip, accusations and formulations…rarely is he thrown out of the house, nor should he be.”-elysian.

    I felt the same way… back in 2014. Now it’s 2016 and – by cost/benefit analysis – there’s no point in defending an idiot who tars the rest of us by association while alienating interesting & possibly valuable newcomers.

    You are old enough to know how unreasonable __Public Perception__ is, in addition this is not a private residence at Christmas-time. We do not have that much latitude. CFN is an unprecedentedly public space that can be read, re-read, and researched in depth by onlookers from around the globe.

    To be quite clear (for the last time) I’m not interested in scolding anyone for their ideas, their lack of tact, or their self-destructive acts of poor communication, nor is it up to me to ban anyone – that is entirely Mister Kunstler’s decision – this is a clear message from me that I’m not associated with the idiot in question. This is necessary.

    Cheers!

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 8, 2016 at 9:59 am #

      Not any more. We got the message.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 8, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

      Wild accusations and formations? Perhaps, but not as wild as the actual truth. You have revealed your mindset and it’s the common one: things can’t be too strange or wild. That gives a blank check to the Elite to get away with all kind of things since by definition, they can’t have done it. And the corollary is even worse: If something truly insane is happening, like the Muslim invasion of Europe. It becomes by definition, not insane or unacceptable. Since it’s happening, it’s by your definition, not only normal and acceptable, but basically fine. After all, it’s happening. To have a normal response of amazement or outrage would be to admit you aren’t in control. And that’s the ultimate Sin in your book. One remembers Janet Reno who didn’t come in to the office during part of the Waco Crisis, since she didn’t want to create the impression there was a crisis. I can easily imagine you acting in a similar fashion.

      _Public Perception_ is the unreasonable God you worship. You seek to find out which way it’s going and then get out in front of it and get everyone to think you are leading. Good luck with that Weather Vane Man or Weather Vain Man.

  130. MisterDarling May 8, 2016 at 2:53 am #

    OIL TANKERS: they’re just ditching them now…

    gcaptain.com/abandoned-tanker-mysteriously-washes-ashore-in-liberia/

    This wasn’t foul-play. Acts of piracy against oil tankers cratered when the price/barrel did. The crew hadn’t been paid and wasn’t likely to ever be so they packed up, hopped in the Zodiacs and got gone.

    Welcome to the next step down. Like the view? Breathtaking isn’t it?

    😉

  131. tucsonspur May 8, 2016 at 4:49 am #

    Mayor of London Khan has already taken his shot at Trump.

    New York mayor de Blasio already said he was looking forward to working with his ” fellow affordable-housing advocate. ”

    Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted that Khan’s ” humanity and progressivism will benefit London. ” She’s also planning to rearrange Paris’s arrondissements.

    Yes, the tentacles are spreading and interlocking, slowly gaining a stranglehold.

    And now we have Mankiller wannabe Warren waving her tomahawk.

    “Please Mrs. Warren, I don’t wanna go……there’s an injun out there, looking to take my hair….please Mrs. Warren, I don’t wanna go….”

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 8, 2016 at 9:54 am #

      I remember that song!

    • tucsonspur May 8, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

      “…..there’s a redskin waitin’ out there, fixin’ to take my hair…”

  132. Pucker May 8, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    Mothers Day—Lee Harvey Oswald…

    “Lee Harvey Oswald was one of those bright, lost, fatherless boys whom society finds inventive ways of abusing. He never knew his father, Robert, who died of a heart attack before he was born. His mother, Marguerite, suffered from a high-strung disposition and was ill equipped to take care of her three sons. When Lee was three years old, his mother placed him in a New Orleans orphanage known as the Bethlehem Children’s Home, where his two older brothers already resided. Some of the children there fell prey to predatory members of the staff, and Lee was said to have witnessed scenes of sexual exploitation at a tender age. Marguerite withdrew Lee from Bethlehem after a year, and his two brothers came home several months later. But life in the Oswald family continued on a turbulent course, Marguerite married for a third time and divorced, put her older sons in a Mississippi military school, and moved with Lee to Forth Worth. When Lee’s older brothers fled the domestic chaos and enlisted in the military, he was left adrift with his permanently unsettled mother. In the summer of 1952, when Lee was nearly thirteen, Marguerite packed up the two of them and headed to New York, where they moved in with her oldest son, John, who was now married and living in an apartment on the Upper East Side. Life was no more stable for Lee in New York, and he often cut class, riding the subways and roaming the streets. Arrested for chronic truancy, Oswald was confined for three weeks in the city’s Youth House for psychiatric evaluation.”

  133. FincaInTheMountains May 8, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    Crimea’s young General Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya stars in a new Internet video tribute to those who served during World War II

    youtube.com/watch?v=L3Y5FrL9Gcc

    cdn4.img.sputniknews.com/images/103926/14/1039261415.jpg

  134. FincaInTheMountains May 8, 2016 at 10:06 am #

    Trump is targeting the globalists – first Republican, now Madam Clinton.

    His actions are forcing the establishment of the Democratic Party to nominate Bernie Sanders, who could win over Trump by mobilizing the youth. If Hillary is a nominee, half of Democrats – or the entire Sanders’ electorate will not come to the polls, or even vote for Trump. And the majority of Republican voters are already in Trump camp.

    Although, if the probability of putting handcuffs on Hillary is nonzero, then all need to prepare for the suppression of the riots ala Ferguson.

    However, this is an extreme case; rather, I expect Hillary to agree on the conditions of less shameful surrender.

    • Being There May 8, 2016 at 10:25 am #

      Listen to this:
      youtube.com/watch?v=sIfO5HRRjQg

      • FincaInTheMountains May 8, 2016 at 10:54 am #

        Associated Press: France: negotiations on a TTIP trade agreement between the US and the EU are doomed.

        I don’t think Americans are going to pull this one off. However, you have to give it to them – nice try, including the refugee’s blackmail.

      • Q. Shtik May 8, 2016 at 11:10 am #

        I listened for 2 and a half minutes…….have no idea what the hell he’s talking about….and shut it off. Also, Stiglitz has an annoying habit of smiling a plastered on smile at the end of every second or third sentence and the meaning of this smile is: “what I just said is obviously true.”

        • FincaInTheMountains May 8, 2016 at 11:20 am #

          Mr.Q, it’s rather simple: let’s say I invented a new business model selling a tap water in a bottle with “Penicillin” label on it.

          So when the government regulators (FDA) will go after me, under TTIP agreement I could sue the agency for all money they prevented me from making off my fine idea.

          And the trial will be conducted NOT in US court system, but in “special” corporate tribunals. Very special.

          • MisterDarling May 8, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

            Hello FitM,

            The TPP/TTIP treaty issue is interesting – mainly because it exists to end-run national sovereignty and enshrine the “expectation of profit” as an inviolable corporate right.

            Basically it’s a way for the same idiot corporations that fucked up the planet to slap aside any organized pushback, and suck what’s left of it dry.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 8, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

          You are invalidating Be by saying that. Not only as a person, but as a woman. She’s already down at HR filing the proper papers, crumpled and tear stained tissue in hand. The HR bot’s eyes are burning with metallic rage. Yes, the HR bot is a neutered female worker. And Yes, you are in deeper shit than you can imagine.

          • FincaInTheMountains May 8, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

            If you’ll forgive me, Janos, your theory is no good. It may be clever but it’s horribly incomprehensible. People will think you’re mad.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

            Theory? What theory? That’s what happens. The bot thing is just a bit a metaphoric hyperbole – easily understandable to my readership but perhaps not to Russian Jews. When was the last time you were here? Or worked here? My metaphor is the Corporate American World a la 2016.

  135. FincaInTheMountains May 8, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    For those of you, my dear Americans, who are still in the bunker, your “all-powerful banksters” are fucked, under total National Security control and hence – under Obama.

    The intricate detail of the current election cycle is that he next President of the United Sates is going to have a hell of a lot more real power than his predecessors.

    That is one of he reasons why there is so much fuss about Trump.

    In fact, so much more power, that he possibly will not be able to handle it all by himself. Maybe that’s why Obama is staying in Washington after his term is over – first precedent in the history, I believe.

  136. wpa_ccc May 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    TRUMP IMITATES BERNIE: TAX THE RICH!

    WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday he is open to raising taxes on wealthy Americans, backing off his prior proposal to reduce taxes on all Americans.

    “I am willing to pay more, and you know what, the wealthy are willing to pay more,” Trump told ABC’s “This Week.”

  137. wpa_ccc May 8, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

    For the record, anyone I whacked was a combatant… –Mister Darling

    Elysian Fields:

    If someone travels thousands of miles from their country, then “whacks” members of your family who are in the armed forces, then claims killing your family members was “legitimate” because they had orders to kill US combatants…

    I would say your family was victim of a psycopathic killer and the killer’s actions in assassinating your family members was not in any way “legitimate” or honorable.

    • elysianfield May 9, 2016 at 12:44 am #

      Wpac,
      sovereign governments hold dear their most coveted power…the use of violence. Police forces and militaries act at the bidding of our respective governments, and are given use of this power to be used under direct supervision and guidelines…rules of warfare, departmental general orders, rules of engagement. Many times, one or all antagonists do not want to be where they are nor be doing what they are required to do. Many who have lived through these encounters suffer with the knowledge of what they were ordered to do…PTSD, suicide, alcoholism, drug addiction often follow. The actions of a combatant, under military control, cannot be confused with psychopathy. Service is honorable…war is hell.

  138. wpa_ccc May 8, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    BERNIE WINS AGAIN!

    An amendment to eliminate the influence of superdelegates just passed overwhelmingly at the Maine Democratic Party’s statewide convention.

    Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland), who introduced the amendment, said that the measure was passed by a single voice vote, followed by chants of “Ber-nie! Ber-nie!”

    “I never expected this kind of response from the amendment,” Russell said in a phone interview. “I’m suddenly seen as the hero of the convention.”

    The adoption of the amendment means that Maine’s superdelegate votes will now be allocated proportionally according to the overall popular vote, rather than each superdelegate having complete autonomy.

    Bernie defeated Hillary in Maine.

    Bernie & Tulsi 2016

  139. MisterDarling May 8, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    TRUST your doctor… /s

    washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/05/03/researchers-medical-errors-now-third-leading-ca…

    “Medical Error” is one of the top-3 causes of death in America… Because our healthcare system is the “envy” of the world… /s

    This is meant as a reality-check and an indication.

    Cheers!

    • elysianfield May 9, 2016 at 12:49 am #

      MD,
      Yes, I’ve more than once, in whatever year’s Almanac I’m able to run across, found a reference to the number of deaths caused by doctor error, or malpractice, in US hospitals…the number always exceeds 100,000 deaths a year.

  140. MisterDarling May 8, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    @ Volodya & Co.,

    I’ve noticed a common theme in your commentary these past few years; it really chafes your hide when pretentious ‘folks’ talk down to you and the masses, tut-tutting the ‘unwashed’ and their ‘unfounded, misguided’ concerns.

    Haven’t you ever wondered if there’s a list, chart or directory of these smug shot-callers, these top-9% people who keep things copacetic for their much richer masters?

    Well, get a good look at the faces of these smug fucks who sold out the developed-world middle-class;

    nytimes.com/interactive/2016/02/26/us/race-of-american-power.html?_r=1

    This isn’t the only list/chart, but it is based on fact – not fantasy and bar-room hypothesizing.

    Cheers!

    • Janos Skorenzy May 8, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

      Yes, the Elite pander to the unwashed masses, thus crushing the Middle Class in a Vise. Once they are destroyed, the underclass is no threat to them and can be made to work or die as the see fit. This is Communism, not the theory but the fact. You seem to be trying to have it both ways. If you want to benefit the underclass, you have to stop pandering to them and support the Middle.

      Are Jews White? Even if they don’t identify as such and vote like Puerto Ricans?

  141. FincaInTheMountains May 8, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    I think that Trump’s idea of raising the customs dues on Chinese imports of certain kind is a fine idea:

    Let’s say that Chinese factory produces a pair of shoes for $2 and sell it to American Comprador company for $4 (making a nice 100% profit). American Comprador Company sells it in US for $20 – after subtracting a $1 for shipping, makes $15 – almost 400% off the original price they paid to Chinese.

    Now, if US slaps 40% customs tariff – $8 per pair of shoes, American Comprador will have a choice – raise the price in US by that $8 to $28, or, agree on “only” $7 profit on original $4 price, which still is hefty 175% profit margin.

    Now, if they choose to raise the price, they are risking a competition from American-base manufacturer – more US jobs. In either way, the US budget gets on entry guaranteed $8 per pair of shoes – which is absolutely not so bad.

    ——————————————————————————————

    Comprador – a person who acts as an agent for foreign organizations engaged in investment, trade, or economic or political exploitation, as in

    the communist movement identified the new ruling class as bourgeois compradors allied with imperialists

  142. FincaInTheMountains May 8, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    Without the healthy competition with America, Russians will quickly fuck up everything they could in their own country – like the marasmic Bureaucratic Socialism model Russia managed to implement in the 60s- 80s of the twentieth century, with its totally fucked up goods and services distribution system, pathetic government-owned grocery stores and 20-years waiting list to buy your own apartment or house.

    So, America, don’t give up – we need you!

  143. sprawlcapital May 8, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-08/albert-edwards-let-me-tell-you-how-all-ends [scroll down]
    =======================================
    Newspaper headline, July 1920: Ponzi Will Not Reveal Business Secret. (The article was written in admiration of Ponzi’s “success”.)

    A few days later, his investment scheme blew up.

  144. MisterDarling May 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    Merry, Merry Mother’s Day CFN! I know that I’m having one…

    Thanks to my mother-in-law successfully cajoling her daughters into bringing their children to her house, so that they can gather ’round her and be at her beck & call (thus ruining their Mother’s Days) I find myself with a little extra time… Life is Good!

    🙂

    Which brings me to a recent remark by one of our resident & utterly clueless pseudo-‘leftists’:

    “If someone travels thousands of miles from their country, then “whacks” members of your family who are in the armed forces, then claims killing your family members was “legitimate” because they had orders to kill US combatants… I would say your family was victim of a psychopathic killer and the killer’s actions in assassinating your family members was not in any way “legitimate” or honorable.”-the clueless, useless lefty.

    This blather is interesting – (a) because it’s so ignorant of the way things work in Afghanistan, (b) it demonstrates no awareness that most of the rest of the world is not playing by ‘the rules’, (c) it presumes that I or any other seasoned combatant expect approval from a clueless public that aids and abets war, profits from it and still wants to try and ‘shame’ the combatants, (d) self-servingly ignores the fact that I and others held ourselves to a much higher set of standards that those we fought, (e) displays a complete lack of awareness that holding yourself to any code of conduct in a combat zone is a significant act of will – one that most people aren’t up to when push comes to shove.

    To be clear; people I neutralized or helped neutralize were Pashtuns. What are the Pashtuns like, you ask? Here’s an overview:

    “Their ancient and eternal code of conduct is Pashtunwali, or “The Pashtun Way”. The reason for following Pashtunwali is to be a good Pashtun. In turn, what a good Pashtun does is follow Pashtunwali.

    It is self-reinforcing because any Pashtun who does not follow Pashtunwali is unable to secure the cooperation of other Pashtuns, and has a very low life-expectancy, because ostracism is generally equivalent to a death sentence. Among the Pashtuns, there is no such thing as the right to life; there is only the reason for not killing someone right there and then.

    If this seems unnecessarily harsh to you, then what did you expect? A trip to Disneyland? Needless to say, the Pashtuns cannot be seduced with offers of social progress and economic development, because that is not the purpose of Pashtunwali. The purpose of Pashtunwali is to perpetuate Pashtunwali, and at this it is apparently very, very good.”- Dmitri Orlov.

    In short, these misguided folk who thought that America was bringing ‘positive social change’ and ‘democracy’ to Afghanistan had their heads stuffed all the way up their asses – and they were ignoring the advice of people who had studied the history, geography, local languages and been there… These people were in point of fact of the same ilk as the person who constantly blathers on about things that they know not – from their spoiled American ‘leftist’ point of view.

    Furthermore (since it’s Mother’s Day) I thought it might be interesting to picture what would happen to someone like our resident vociferous leftist in Afghanistan – in the event that one of these idiots tried to ‘peacefully engage’ the ‘valiant freedom fighters’ of the al-Haqqani network or Taliban operatives:

    Firstly, all friendly chit-chat would come to a halt, as soon as it the locals were sure that there was no one (armed) guarding the meeting. The chit-chat would immediately be replaced by frenzied screaming as said yappy leftist received the first of many savage beatings and anal-rapings.

    Next, the pathetically naïve leftist would be transported to a more secure location, stripped naked, probably chained to something then beaten and raped until the locals felt like the pseudo-leftist was ‘acting right’.

    After that, they’d be given just enough clothing (to prevent offense to Pashtunwali), and paraded around the local settlements with a rope around their neck – for the sake of PR.

    Just to be clear, the Pashtuns do not recognize a “right to life”, they do not recognize that a non-Muslim has any rights to speak of – only a ransom value. They certainly don’t recognize the right of women to be free and self-determinant. And they don’t recognize the right of a child – male or female – to be free from sexual servitude. These are alien ideas to them and – from their standpoint – a form of ‘cultural pollution’.

    At the end of every great cycle of civilization there are left-over people, whose entire existence and world-view was due to ceaseless nurturance & protection from outside elements. They might as well be orchids blooming in greenhouse, surrounded by an Arctic wilderness.

    It will be interesting to see what becomes of them, as events continue to unfold.

    Cheers!

    • Janos Skorenzy May 8, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

      So you want to change them? How? It would take millions of men. Perhaps a few nuclear strikes would help? The survivors might be humble then, by God! And is Pakistan really much better? Why not a “few” bombs for them too. And then there is Uganda which is resisting our Divine Guidance anent Homosexuality. They are blathering about Christianity. Whatya gonna do about that down thar? You gonna take that? They are defying us. They are defying you!

      • MisterDarling May 8, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

        “So you want to change them?”-idiot.

        What could possibly make you suppose that I – someone who refused to be used for that project – would want to change or have anything else to do with them? It’s questions like this that make you look like a complete idiot…

        By the way, how do you manage to talk with your head shoved up your rectum like that?

  145. FincaInTheMountains May 8, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

    Two Victory Days

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_Day_%289_May%29

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_in_Europe_Day

    The issue is not academic in nature, and this becomes especially clear when comparing the two articles in Wikipedia.

    I must say, the term “Victory in Europe” makes sense, since Britain and the United States continued the Second World War in the Pacific, in which the Soviet Union entered at the request of Roosevelt and in which it also played a crucial role, in two weeks defeating nearly million-strong Kwantung Army. But the peace treaty with Japan the Soviet Union did not sign, and for the Russians World War II still goes on.

    The US suffered heavy losses during their assault on Okinawa, where there were fewer troops, and United States, comparing the assault on Okinawa, with the defeat of the Kwantung Army, out of fear or to intimidate Stalin mired itself in barbarian nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that did not have any military significance.

    Silly descendants of Nazism winners in New York staged its emigrant march of Immortal Regiment on 8 of May, instead of the 9 of May, knowing that they celebrate the day of America’s Victory in Europe (VE Day), that is, the day of a separate peace with Nazi Germany, which was initially designed to take the Victory Day from their fathers and grandfathers.

  146. Janos Skorenzy May 8, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

    Black National Park consultant says Blacks may be avoiding National Parks because they are reminded of lynching by the Trees. What is the answer? Perhaps to cut down all the trees? Do we have any right NOT to do if it was to make the Parks accessible to Blacks?
    Aren’t we guilty of lynching of a kind if we don’t? Trees are racist and a support for White Supremacy.

    amren.com/news/2016/05/the-racist-trees-of-our-national-parks/

    • Q. Shtik May 8, 2016 at 10:09 pm #

      Black National Park consultant says Blacks may be avoiding National Parks because they are reminded of lynching by the Trees. – Janos

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

      Who thinks this shit up??

      First of all, I have never heard of trees lynching anyone, black or white.

      • elysianfield May 9, 2016 at 1:01 am #

        Q,
        What do you think Blacks mean when they reference “strange fruit”?

        Strange Fruit…Billie Holiday

        • Q. Shtik May 9, 2016 at 7:04 am #

          In my lame way what I was trying to point out was Janos’s poor sentence structure.

  147. tucsonspur May 8, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    Check this out (hope this link works):

    nypost.com/2016/05/08/obamas-last-act-is-to-force-suburbs-to-be-less-white-and-less-wealthy/

    • BackRowHeckler May 8, 2016 at 11:45 pm #

      We’ve known about that initiative, Tucson, and in fact have seen that dynamic play out here over the past 30 years or so, stable, middle class little cities, some of them almost 4 centuries old, suddenly turn into 3rd world welfare colonies, or worse. Its astonishing how quickly it happens, almost overnight, like crabgrass. When you see shitty Toyotas with tinted windows parked up on lawns (which are no longer mowed), when you see Bail Bond joints spring up like mushrooms, young black and Hispanic men hanging around the streets in the middle of the day selling dope, private houses and public buildings falling into disrepair, hear rumors of violent crime nearby, of corruption, home invasions, of rapine and street muggings and begin to fear walking the streets, and Dem pols start speaking about ‘our rich diversity’, you will know your town has turned, and it is time to get out while you still can.

      This is what 40% of white people voted for, not once but twice. I wonder how they like how it turned out? Big rich white lefties think they’ve got it made, and maybe they do, in their gated communities and secure jobs in academia and government. But what about their grandchildren? their great grandchildren? What will become of them?

      Take a look at SAfrica if you want to see what the future holds for us. The country is a basket case after only not even 25 years. On a brighter note I’ve read a few Eastern European countries have shown a willingness to take in white South Africans, who I believe would make fine citizens anywhere, given the chance.

      brh

      brh

      • malthuss May 9, 2016 at 1:04 am #

        This is BRH at his finest, giving us all the news to make us vomit.

      • tucsonspur May 9, 2016 at 1:39 am #

        Yeah, right on and sad to hear it.

  148. wpa_ccc May 8, 2016 at 10:10 pm #

    Mister Darling writes:

    (a) because it’s so ignorant of the way things work in Afghanistan,
    American personnel who violated international law by going to Afghanistan, a country which did not attack the United States and posed no threat, are war criminals. Historically, people have been tried and sentenced and imprisoned for such acts.

    (b) it demonstrates no awareness that most of the rest of the world is not playing by ‘the rules’

    American personnel who lowered themselves to their level are not different from those they opposed.

    (c) it presumes that I or any other seasoned combatant expect approval from a clueless public that aids and abets war, profits from it and still wants to try and ‘shame’ the combatants,

    It is not a question of shame. It is a question of war crimes. Following orders and justifying “neurtralizing” others by classifying them as “combatants” is not a defense in an international war crimes trial.

    (d) self-servingly ignores the fact that I and others held ourselves to a much higher set of standards that those we fought,

    Americans had no right to be in Afghanistan. The mindset of “they did it, so we had to do it, too” is not honorable … They were defending themselves from a foreign invasion of their turf. I’m sure if the situation were reversed and hometowns were being invaded in the USA, many in the military would not bother themselves with a “higher set of standards” … they would simply start “neutralizing” the invaders to protect their family/community/nation. That is what was happening in response to American military presence in their community.

    (e) displays a complete lack of awareness that holding yourself to any code of conduct in a combat zone is a significant act of will – one that most people aren’t up to when push comes to shove.

    Americans had no right to be in Afghanistan. Military personnel cannot pat themselves on the back for their “significant act of will” as a foreign invader! Again, consider the reaction to defend family/ community/ nation, if the situation were reversed and the invaders were here in the USA.

    Americans are no better than the Pashtuns.Your reference to following a “code of conduct” is a ruse. The UCMJ is one such code and its articles are routinely violated. If you were really “aware” of what was going on, you should have had the courage to simply refuse orders to deploy, let alone “neutralize” people. Many soldiers did refuse to deploy. They did not fear facing a UCMJ Article 92 violation. That is the honorable response to a foreign policy that encourages and participates in occupations and barbarity in violation of international law.

    Breaking Rank: A History of Soldiers Refusing to Fight
    indyreader.org/content/breaking-rank-history-soldiers-refusing-fight

    Going along, keeping your mouth shut, saving your career, and following unjust orders is the easy way, requiring less courage.

    • elysianfield May 9, 2016 at 1:12 am #

      “Breaking Rank: A History of Soldiers Refusing to Fight”

      Yeah, like Eddie Coyle, I suppose?

      Wpac,
      Your argument is lucid, but does not allow reality as a rebuttal. The international war crimes trials at Nuremberg were gut-wrenching and shameful, for the most part.

      • elysianfield May 9, 2016 at 11:36 am #

        “Yeah, like Eddie Coyle, I suppose?”

        Sorry…Eddie Slovak.

  149. MisterDarling May 9, 2016 at 2:58 am #

    In the words of James Howard Kunstler:

    “I’ve warned Janos not to publish vicious doggerel like this on my site. I am going to leave it up so you know what I’m referring to. But all of this race-baiting and Jew-bashing disgusts and embarrasses me.”- 2/4/2015.

    • pequiste May 9, 2016 at 8:33 am #

      JHK, I suspect, very much like Mel Brooks, is both repulsed and intrigued by the anti-Semitism, race-baiting, Yzlamik-bashing, and Black belittling, at the same time. Both fellows are sarcastic, knowledgeable, cynical and highly creative.

      Combine that with Jim’s unshakable belief in freedom of speech he either has to accept none of it or all of it with the exception of libel and calls for violence.

      While it might make a few, many, or a whole bunch or CFNers uncomfortable or even repulsed, it does make for a very expansive debate and acts as a catalyst for rational thinking and vetting of other people’s and one’s own ideas.

      I believe we need the input of the Devil’s Advocate, in times such as these, to test our own mettle.

      • MisterDarling May 9, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

        “I believe we need the input of the Devil’s Advocate, in times such as these, to test our own mettle.”–pequiste.

        And sometimes the ‘Devil’s Advocate’ needs to have their mettle tested – to encourage them to bring up their game.

  150. Q. Shtik May 9, 2016 at 7:30 am #

    Prediction:

    If it’s Bernie, Hillary or Donald, the people of the US will awake on Wednesday 11/09/16 asking themselves in horror “what have we wrought?”

    • pequiste May 9, 2016 at 8:20 am #

      The brutal realization of having “New York, New York” as the incoming administration’s theme song.

  151. wholy1 May 9, 2016 at 10:37 am #

    I suspect what you are alluding to, James, is the second law of thermodynamics: ENTROPY? When the faltering T-Rex comes blundering/thundering thru, be out of range of the flailing tail when it falls.

  152. BackRowHeckler May 9, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

    My wife is over in Cannes, France for that film festival, drove up from San Sebastian in NE Spain. W Europe may be facing an existential crisis, overrun by Islam, but the people in Spain and France are oblivious to it; she says its one big dinner party.

    I watched an interview of Matt Bracken yesterday, he talks of ISIS launching massive car bomb attacks in European Capitals this summer, one after another, with the non negotiable goal of bringing down national governments. He was saying that that one attack in Brussels strained Belgium resources to the limit and if more had occurred the Belgium govt would have been unable to respond. My wife tells me the police in Cannes are unarmed, and seem pretty meek. I get the feeling, even now, Europe is not prepared for what is coming their way. This could be the end of Europe as we have known it.

    My prediction is massive terror attacks in Europe this summer, combined with televised BLM thug violence in the streets around the Republican national convention in Cleveland and to a lesser extent at the Dem convention in Philly, will propel Trump to the Presidency. Its going to be an interesting summer.

    brh

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