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For those of us who are not admirers of President Trump, it’s even more painful to see the Democratic opposition descend into the stupendous dishonesty of the Russian Collusion story. When the intelligentsia of the nation loses its ability to think — when it becomes a dis-intelligentsia — then there are no stewards of reality left. Trump is crazy enough, but the “resistance” is dragging the country into dangerous madness.

It’s hard not to be impressed by the evidence in the public record that the FBI misbehaved pretty badly around the various election year events of 2016. And who, besides Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper, and Dean Baquet of The New York Times, can pretend to be impressed by the so far complete lack of evidence of Russian “meddling” to defeat Hillary Clinton? I must repeat: so far. This story has been playing for a year and a half now, and as the days go by, it seems more and more unlikely that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is sitting on any conclusive evidence. During this time, everything and anything has already leaked out of the FBI and its parent agency the Department of Justice, including embarrassing hard evidence of the FBI’s own procedural debauchery, and it’s hard to believe that Mr. Mueller’s office is anymore air-tight than the rest of the joint.

If an attorney from Mars came to Earth and followed the evidence already made public, he would probably suspect that the FBI and DOJ colluded with the Clinton Campaign and the Democratic Party to derail the Trump campaign train, and then engineer an “insurance policy” train wreck of his position in office. Also, in the process, to nullify any potential legal action against Clinton, including the matter of her email server, her actions with the DNC to subvert the Sanders primary campaign, the Steele dossier being used to activate a FISA warrant for surveillance of the Trump campaign, the arrant, long-running grift machine of the Clinton Foundation (in particular, the $150 million from Russian sources following the 2013 Uranium One deal, when she was Secretary of State), and the shady activities of Barack Obama’s inner circle around the post-election transition. There is obviously more there there than in the Resistance’s Russia folder.

I don’t even understand why Robert Mueller ever had credible standing to preside over this special investigation. He is, after all, the close friend and once-mentor of the figure who is very likely the fulcrum in any case against Trump: James Comey, the former FBI director fired by Trump — theoretically to obstruct justice, the keystone in the effort to find an impeachable offense.

I’m not comfortable acting as a supporter or defender of Trump, but I’m even less comfortable with the appearance of a rogue security and law enforcement apparatus gone blatantly political. The so far poorly-explained antics at the FBI and DOJ reflect badly on all vested authority in the country — and especially for any faction that pretends to be on the side of justice. This is a much larger problem than the public debate seems to recognize. We are not far from a point where nobody will be able to believe anything official in this land.

I remain convinced that this circus of scandal and counter-scandal will not necessarily be resolved by the legal machinery, at least not in any meaningful time frame that would allow the political establishment to pull its head out of its ass and actually start paying attention to the public interest. Rather, the circus tent will just blow down in the financial crisis that is spinning toward the US mainland like a superstorm. Mr. Trump now has full, gold-plated ownership of the parabolic stock market, a shuddering bond market, a wobbling currency, and an implacable debt quandary. These are conditions that can blow a society up for real.


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  1. thenuttyneutron January 29, 2018 at 9:39 am #

    Stormy weather? Where do we focus our attention? We are trying to start a hot war with North Korea, the US dollar is decreasing in value to other currencies, Muller’s investigation is still on going, and the FBI/DOJ are full of people not willing to do their jobs. This is like putting 4 tires that are showing their belts, racing down the street at 130 mph to see which tire blows out first!

    • shotho January 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm #

      Like he says, the BIG is the looming financial crisis which will undoubtedly dwarf the squall of 2008. The concentration of mind after we see what that portends will not leave a lot of interest in the political swamp.

  2. JohnAZ January 29, 2018 at 9:51 am #

    Well said JHK. I support most of Trump’s positions, not because of the audacity of his persona, but because he sees the problems and his trying to do something, anything to get it fixed. He is infuriating a large group of elites that want him to do nothing, they are perfectly satisfied with things the way they are. His brash manner is a wake up call to these do-nothing phonies manning Washington, DC and they hate him for it. This country and its government is sick, and required cures are painful.

    • thenuttyneutron January 29, 2018 at 10:00 am #

      Part of me wonders if that cure is going to cause a break out in violence between Federal Government police forces and the National Guard units of a state. What happens if California deploys their Guard units to interfere with ICE police actions to round up illegal aliens?

      Things are looking especially ominous in individual states thumbing their noses at Washington D.C. and this could result in a future crisis. Hopefully those Guard units remember their oath of office and side with the US Constitution. It is clear that the “militia” is under the command of the US President as stated by Article II of the US Constitution. Will those Guard units turn on the Governor or blinding follow the illegal orders of the state?

      • Walter B January 29, 2018 at 10:21 am #

        Lawyer enriching “legal” battles getting nowhere but broke, morphing into violence, the only real instant gratification vehicle, eh? It has happened before many times in similar situations. It would not surprise me to see it happen again here.

      • elysianfield January 29, 2018 at 10:54 am #

        TNN,
        Guard issues do not exist. They will be federalized if necessary, and will do what their told by the Federal Government.

        Period.

        • elysianfield January 29, 2018 at 10:55 am #

          They are told….(they’re).

        • hmuller January 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm #

          I think a war has already broken out within government between the Globalists and the Patriots. If the American people woke up to the issues at stake, in my opinion, they would side overwhelmingly with the Patriots.

          I don’t see any resolution without hanging at least 10,000 of the luciferian globalists. Time to take America back.

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

            And closing down their dens of iniquity, the Universities. Nationalizing the entire Media and then selling it back to responsible individuals and groups after the crisis is over. We’ve lost a few generations. What do we do send? Send all hundred million of them to reeducation camps? That’s what they dream about doing to us.

        • thenuttyneutron January 30, 2018 at 12:45 am #

          Elysianfield,

          Tell that to the people of Alabama during the Civil Rights era.

          I would have thought this to be all in history and never to repeat itself. California is leading the way in fighting the Federal Government. Just google search “California fighting Federal Government” and see what pops up.

          • elysianfield January 30, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

            TNN,
            Well, when the people of Alabama decided “Segregation Now and Forever”, their ardor lasted until the Guard was federalized….

            That the National Guard, or State Police would be used to thwart a federal arrest warrant is a baseless canard.

        • lbs January 30, 2018 at 1:04 am #

          Most Californians would side with the feds, so the state would be on shaky ground in that regard. The majority in blue states do not agree with the left on immigration issues but vote Democrat because they agree with the Dems on other issues. Most African Americans support Trump type immigration policies over Democrat policies. If the country ever goes into civil war over this isdue, the left will be in for a shock as to how little support they have among the populace.

  3. Dumbedup January 29, 2018 at 9:58 am #

    It is telling that it took the French a month to conclude that there was no Russian meddling in the election of Macron. We’ve been at this for 16 months and there is no evidence of collusion that we know about. I doubt it is the best kept government secret in history.

    But the obstruction of justice aspect is gaining momentum. There is a report that Trump hired John Dowd and directed him to discredit 3 FBI witnesses who would likely testify against him in the Mueller investigation.

    It would be ironic if what brings down Trump is not the allegations of collusion with the Russians, but his efforts to derail an investigation which ultimately yielded no evidence.

    • Walter B January 29, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

      Indeed there is NO justice anymore is there, and there is one primary reason – the lawyers! Our system, our very government has been hijacked by lawyers as a tool for easy and massive profit for them at the expense of us. Back in the early 1990’s, the “Affordable” Housing issue spearheaded by the Mount Laurel Decision began an assault on all of the 565 municipalities in the state. Between then and now, uncountable tens if not hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars have been raked in by the legal beagles under the pretext of the issue, yet not a single “Affordable” house was built through the agency. The state is only just now finalizing the terms of the requirements for each municipality, and supposedly the issue will now move “forward”. When I travelled to the State House in Trenton two years ago and questioned those in charge at a public meeting of around 300 suits in the audience about the cost and failure and the waste over the course of the last two decades, I was told that my question could not be answered. The Mayor of East Rutherford, a member of the panel did state to Tom Kean Jr. and Steve Sweeney that the lawyers had accomplished absolutely nothing, but that was it, they had nothing to say about it. They all profited greatly from it and it was apparent to me at least that this is all that matters, profit for the insiders. They do not even deny it anymore, “shut up and pay”, the new state motto. Washington DC can only be far, far worse.

      • michael January 29, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

        I hate to be this one trick pony but must point to Quigley (Evolution of civilizations) again:
        institutions become purposes unto themselves no longer fulfilling their old functions (like say the swiss guards of the Vatican).
        It is the process of rottening and decay of a civilization.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

      You really show your hand here. What you really hope happens, justice be damned.

    • patrickd January 29, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

      Dumbedup, the collusion fabrication is serving the purpose of distracting US sheeple from the real issues at hand, which are 1) the US is a terror state and has been from the beginning of its polity, murdering the inhabitants of this country (the natives), and then murdering natives of other countries. The US has all the wonderful talk, but it’s all lies. The US is not a policeman, he’s a terrorist. The US is not a democracy, it’s an oligarchic kleptocracy. The government does not serve the people, it serves the banking families. The US has murdered hundreds of millions of unarmed civilians since its inception, and there are still people who think this is a great nation, because early on, the founding fathers discovered the power of a well-crafted narrative to distract the populace from the truth.

      • Dumbedup January 29, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

        Have you read about the Spanish-American War and what we did in the Philippines?

        Most of the founding fathers were aristocrats and they designed a system that would preserve and enhance their status. The institutions they designed were meant to help the American Aristocracy. The lone exception was Thomas Jefferson. He died broke. (but he was still an aristocrat)

        Personally, I think Churchill’s quote is the most accurate:

        “Many forms of government have been tried, and will be tried, in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms which have been tried from time to time.”

        • michael January 29, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

          But it is not true at all.

          The lowly corals built the Himalayas to last tens of millions of years, they had no government at all. The Cromagnons made the cave paintings to last 50000 years, only rudimentary government.
          The Egyptians built the pyramids to last tens of thousands of years (no democratic government), the Romans roads and aequeducts to last some thousands of years.

          What have the democracies built?
          I offer the eastern and western garbage patch to last 1000 ears.

        • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2018 at 9:09 pm #

          that Philippine episode (1898-1916, years of actual combat) is an interesting time. Not a lot written about it tho; I’ve managed to collect about a dozen or so books on that period, that’s all.

          brh

        • mrs_saj February 1, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

          Jefferson died house poor, not broke. And Monticello had to be sold. That’s what happens when you spend 30 Years continually remodeling your primary residence. Not so different than today.

      • Walter B January 29, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

        Americans will continue to cheer on the Oligarchy as long as they are well fed, constantly entertained and distracted, and the Big Bad Government is bothering someone else and not them. America the experiment has always had its enemies, a bad guy on which to concentrate the hate of the common folk and galvanize them into concerted action. Once the USSR fell, the Neocons lacked that enemy, at least an enemy substantial enough on which to focus everyone’s enmity upon. It is no secret and Ronald Regan even came right out and said it plainly in his comment about invaders from outer space. All war based economies require constant war and more war every day or they starve for customers. America NEEDS enemies and more and bigger ones every day and if they will not come about on their own, then they must be fabricated and the Deep State has no problem doing that do they?

        • messianicdruid January 29, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

          The United States may need enemies.

          America will survive the United States.

          • Walter B January 29, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

            Surely we cannot discount this possibility, thank you.

        • outsider January 29, 2018 at 8:09 pm #

          Walter B,
          Since the United States war economy NEEDS enemies to survive and prosper, there can be no solution as long as it remains the world’s one Global Empire. It must be either defeated from without, or broken up from within. Efforts to reform it, while maintaining the current structure, are useless.

          • Walter B January 29, 2018 at 9:26 pm #

            It is a sad shame that a country that produces far more food than it’s bloated, obese public can consume every day cannot figure out a way to not only do a better job of spreading the excess around to those destitute nations that send their starving masses here to feed and maybe even turn a profit in doing it!

  4. JustSaying January 29, 2018 at 10:00 am #

    The Atomic Clock advances and the nuclear “solution” looks inevitable. Will the USA take the whole planet down with it?

  5. cornpone2014 January 29, 2018 at 10:04 am #

    “…it’s even more painful to see the Democratic opposition descend into the stupendous dishonesty of the Russian Collusion story.”

    It’s where they’re most comfortable,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  6. robert magill January 29, 2018 at 10:08 am #

    We are over three hundred million strong and cannot display even one public voice of substance capable of cutting through the crap in any believable manor. Not one. How does that play in Brussels, Beijing et al?

    • K-Dog January 29, 2018 at 11:01 am #

      They are probably just like us and they put idiots in charge too. True they can call the kettle black for now but we are all drowning on a ship of fools. together.

  7. FincaInTheMountains January 29, 2018 at 10:11 am #

    The Financial Ground Zero

    Today hardly anyone doubts that at the global level “it’s impossible to continue like this” and something terrible or, maybe, something very strange, is long overdue.

    National choruses of doomers and collapsniks merge into a worldwide unison. Everybody is waiting for the “black swan”, which will crush everything. Only a few optimists dream of a “gray cardinal,” who will straighten everything up.

    Five years ago, these same scores of actors were considered panic-strikers, when they discussed in advance under what scenario the “unipolar” world center would collapse along with the dollar.

    So, at the well-known Russian forum Global Adventure, the opinions of financial conspiracy theorists have split in two, but not regarding that the collapse of the system is inevitable – there was no disagreement on that. The only difference was that some argued that the system would collapse through hyperinflation and chaos, and some argued that first it would suffer through deflationary shock and bankruptcy of all vassal partners (after which it will still go up in flames of hyperinflation).

    And to this day on all forums this fatal dichotomy remains, gradually giving way to bewilderment: – Well, when, finally, the storm will be upon us?

    And only some (including yours truly) have been trying to object to the doomers and collapsniks and preppers, while confirming the main message – yes, the collapse of the dollar financial system is inevitable.

    However, economic determinism, acquired with the “milk” of the Soviet alma-mater, to this day affects the thinking and forecasts of the situation by the critics of the liberal mainstream. Like the doctrine being determines consciousness (Marx), and hence – the economic situation determines the politics.

    And the economic motivation of all subjects of the financial markets leads either to hyperinflation, or to defaults.

    Yes, of course, a hungry – in one sense or the other – individual, first of all, is looking for where to find or take away, to borrow, to capitalize the resources. However, the instincts of self-preservation, especially of those who are in power, have a much greater priority, especially if the preservation of power retains access to resources.

    Moreover, the chorus of the doomers, though not recognized by the officialdom and the mainstream, has long convinced the leaders of the global elite in the inevitable collapse, if they act using purely economic methods.

    If both options are unmanageable, in fact, it means only an intensive search for the third option of salvation, but not economic.

    More noise, trash and fumes

    At the same time, from the task of maintaining the controllability of the system in crisis, conditions ensues – complete ignorance and even total confusion of the managed subjects, and especially the middle-level agents and managers of the system – the only way for self-preservation of the top. And at the moment of transition to a controlled mode of exit from the crisis, in addition to an intensive smoke screen, we also need guarantees of severe punishment of all lower-ranking subjects who deviate from the party line.

    For this, it is necessary to expel from the feeding grounds the prominent, but not the most significant members of the establishment. And to have a good reason to punish the disobedient.

    Actually, for the last year we are observing precisely these main symptoms of preparation for the non-economic exit from the economic crisis. Both leading wings of the global financial elite (Manhattan Pirates and London-City Money Changers) are excommunicated from political levers of management, but at the same time they actively fight each other, maintaining the desired balance for the arbitration force of Global Financial Control.

    Pulled out of somebody’s hairy ass, the “Russian threat” serves at once two purposes – the creation of a smoke screen and the threat of defamation and reprisals.

    Those who can’t be accused with ties to Russia, are still under threat of coming down with equally irrational accusations of sexual harassment some hundred years ago.

    The main thing is to ensure the controlled inadequacy of all media and public figures necessary to broadcast an equally inadequate and phantasmagoric picture of economic life.

    The Elon Musk Company that did not have any positive economic indicators in any period, except for the influx of sectarian money into this auxiliary financial bubble, is in the leaders of the stock market. Also, US’ “burgeoning” shale oil and gas industry demonstrates camouflaged under the “boom” the beginning of the planned management of the American economy – and I mean Soviet style planned, like in Gosplan!

    Not to mention the planned losses-making “green energy”, holding back assessments of oil and gas futures.

    Already for this reason, the achieved controllability of the information field and key markets, the change in the global regime can not be a transition to one of their economically determined alternatives of hyperinflation or global deflation.

    Rather, on the contrary, the sign of a change in the global regime is the visible, but inexplicable by rational reasons, continued growth of the stock market, as well as the multidirectional trends of various economic parameters that were previously tightly bound by the economic laws of capitalism.

    Thus, the sign of a change in the global regime will (or already is) not the collapse of the financial markets, but, on the contrary, its preservation with parameters that are impossible and inexplicable in the previously functional paradigm.

    Are there such signs today? You betcha ass there are! (To be continued…)

  8. pequiste January 29, 2018 at 10:13 am #

    What will go down ain’t going to be anything like the classic torch song by Lena Horn:

    youtube.com/watch?v=vDapU6bXsks

    It will be a firey shit-storm of epic proportion.

    Let’s just wait and see if the Nunez memo ever gets released.

  9. Walter B January 29, 2018 at 10:19 am #

    Originally I came to find you here because I admired your work and enjoyed reading all you had to put down in print, but if you ever wonder why I am here all the time now, I will tell you. I believe that you and I have approached life from two very different ways to do it and points of view and beliefs to hold. Over the course of the years I have watched both you and I develop these beliefs and feelings into pretty much the same point of view. Not happy with one side, disgusted with the other. Wanting and wishing for conservation and appreciation of all that we were given yet facing a society of wanton consumption and ingratitude. Voices crying in the wilderness for reason and caring, not many wanting to listen. Thank you so much for making this place that we can come to and share thoughts and ideas Jim. You saved us all the trouble of having to do it ourselves and did it a lot better than we could or would anyway.

    • Dumbedup January 29, 2018 at 11:06 am #

      Nicely said and I feel pretty much the same way. Both paths will lead to some sort of totalitarian empire with only a facade of democracy.

      Personally, I long for the days of old style Republicanism and Democrats. Now that was a debate worth having. Do we better provide for the country through limited government or by the general welfare clause?

      The modern neo-conservative implements his vision through “nation building”, protectionism and singular fascism while the modern neo-liberal approaches it through a form of financial interventionism and plural fascism. (i.e., if you don’t accept multi-culturalism you are a bigot.)

      Either way, we are headed in the wrong direction.

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

        Communism and Capitalism are the left and right hands of the same system. European style socialism is a good boxer who can use both hands – not a different system. Remember the “Free World” and the “Iron Curtain”? The “free world” now is totalitarian and intent on replacing its own people with aliens – something the Communist states never dreamed of. Why? Because nationalism remained strong despite all the rhetoric – even at high levels.

        • lbs January 30, 2018 at 1:10 am #

          Xenophilic progressivism is a bizarre political cult that I doubt has any historical precedent.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 7:51 am #

            “Xenophilic progressivism is a bizarre political cult that I doubt has any historical precedent.”

            theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/25/palmyra-tolerant-multicultural-isis-ancient-city-migrants-…

            But it wasn’t a self-conscious ‘cult’ – it was just people getting on with one another in an entirely pragmatic fashion, because they had no reason not to.

          • Dumbedup January 30, 2018 at 11:06 am #

            There are ample historical precedents for a peaceful, progressive and successful multi-cultural society. There are also precedents for the bigotry and racial hatred which has consumed the American psyche. It is the latter that will be our undoing not the former.

        • Dumbedup January 30, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

          I saw the second episode of The Alienist last night. In one scene, a young investigator asks his comrade, “do you know the difference between socialism and capitalism?” His comrade says, “no, what is it.” He answers, “in capitalism, men exploit men for profit. In socialism it is just the opposite.”

      • shotho January 29, 2018 at 5:11 pm #

        You state this very well, Dumbedup. Thank you for that. We are in danger of losing our constitutional republic. Maybe we’ve already lost it, since even the judicial system seems to have moved on.

    • megaculpa January 30, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

      Amen, Walter.

  10. Rodster January 29, 2018 at 10:26 am #

    Jim wrote: “We are not far from a point where nobody will be able to believe anything official in this land.”

    That made me recall a story I read yesterday on ZeroHedge on how the “FBI released documents claiming that the founder of RT News literally beat himself to death in his hotel room.

    zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-28/fbi-releases-docs-claiming-rt-founder-beat-himself-death-his-hotel-roo…

  11. thwack January 29, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    can pretend to be impressed by the so far complete lack of evidence of Russian “meddling” to defeat Hillary Clinton? I must repeat: so far. This story has been playing for a year and a half now, and as the days go by, it seems more and more unlikely that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is sitting on any conclusive evidence.

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

    From day one the fact such vague and obtuse terms as “meddling” and “tampering” were CHOSEN to describe what the Russians were alleged to have done, was an immediate red flag to me.

    I don’t think law students are taught the technique in law school?

    But every good lawyer knows the the utility of misleading people with true statements in order to get them to make assumptions which lead them to exactly where you want them to go.

    • messianicdruid January 29, 2018 at 11:57 am #

      Multiple definitions for every word is the foundation of man-made control systems and every member of the bar is a servant of the court.

      • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

        “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”

        “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

        “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”

        • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 1:37 pm #

          Which and not who? Why?

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

            You’ll have to ask Lewis Carroll, Janos. Or think about it. Whichever.

            But I do admire your handsome list of interrogatives.

    • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

      I was listening to an NPR talk show today, the guest was a professor from Yale Law school. The points Jim brings up in his blog are described by her as simply red herrings advanced by right wingers to derail the real investigation into Russian collusion and the subsequent effort to impeach the President. In a 1/2 hour show Watergate was mentioned about 50 times.

      brh

  12. PeteAtomic January 29, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    what’s next after the Russian story? Can the media really continue grinding this axe for another year?

    I’m guessing it’ll go back to fake outrage over what Trump says– as if the liberals in this country are all a bunch of aww-shucks denizens of the Andy Griffith show. On the contrary, too many of them are so sucked into post-modernist Marxism with all of its amoral implications to have any type of moral position on what Trump says.

    • messianicdruid January 29, 2018 at 11:59 am #

      “Trump encourages you to underestimate him while counting your eyelashes.” Dr. Jerome Coursi

  13. trolleybill January 29, 2018 at 10:41 am #

    A reminder Jim to all the never Trump gang and their exalted Queen Bee Hillary aka Ma Barker of Clinton Crime Inc. The Clintons as they left the White House with American public property in hand that the Secret Service had to retrieve had the FBI all over their actions of the past. In 2001 Mueller was appointed head of the FBI and suddenly all the investigations on the Clintons was put in a folder. Who was doing the investigation into the Clintons?…G-Man Comey!

    A question that should trouble all Americans is why haven’t any G-Men or DOJ folks been suspended yet? Strozk and Lisa Page were just reassigned is troubling to remain on the FBI premises which tells me lets not leave them off the reservation to do a tell all. Strozk and Page earn a good salary for which it seems they have a lot of spare time. They also seem to be immature for their high positions which makes me question what the hell is going on in the FBI.

  14. VictoriusTitus January 29, 2018 at 10:41 am #

    Newsflash: Hillary is not president. Why the obsession?

    Secondly, even if she engaged in illegal shenanigans how is she different from the thousands of others, the Koch brothers included. Why not the same level of obsession about other conspiracy theories? Wasn’t the Uranium One deal debunked by all news sources including Shep Smith on Fox News?

    You need to stop qualifying comments with ‘as someone averse to conspiracy theories’ and then proceed to espouse really bizarre ones.

    Personally I don’t have much hope or stock in the Russian angle. I don’t have much hope or faith in the FBO or any other govt. entity. But of course that kind of contempt for our institutions got us in this mess. Seems to me people like Mueller are much more serious and reputable people than a bankrupt casino owner pussy grabbing reality TV “star.”

    I’m much more concerned with an unqualified dirtbag ripping apart the country. I don’t know how to build a house but I know how to burn one down. That seems to be his M.O.

    • FincaInTheMountains January 29, 2018 at 11:04 am #

      Newsflash: Hillary is not president.

      Newsflash: she’s an undisputed leader of the Deep State.

      • Walter B January 29, 2018 at 9:30 pm #

        Oh I do not think so, she is far too corrupt and way too stupid to fill that role. I would suggest, however, that she is the witless whore that they toss around to one another for “sport” if you can call it that.

    • PeteAtomic January 29, 2018 at 11:19 am #

      I’d argue that the institutions and the people running those institutions are contemptible. The contempt is a product of corrupt & failing government.

      The liberals & democratic party people who are anti-Trump simply wanna grab the pussy themselves. That’s what its all about. Power. Plain and simple.

      • michael January 30, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

        Even well designed institutions cannot work when run by contemptible people.

    • bibliomaniac January 29, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

      Victorius–You got it. And the casino perv has the help of Paul Ryan who received half a million dollars from the Koch brothers for passing the tax scam. It’s the best democracy money can buy. “The book “Dark Money” tells us more about deep pockets than “deep states.”

  15. S M Tenneshaw January 29, 2018 at 10:48 am #

    Sorry James, but this “Clinton emails!” BM is just a buncha BM.

  16. lost-in-north-dakota January 29, 2018 at 10:49 am #

    When Flynn pled to lying to the FBI, it was 100% clear to me that Mueller was going after obstruction of justice, not collusion with the Russians. If you want someone lower in a criminal enterprise to implicate someone higher up in the criminal enterprise, you get them to plead to a crime that ALSO involved the person higher up. In other words, Flynn pled to lying to the FBI. If he then testifies that someone higher up (Kushner, Donald Sr., Donald Jr., etc.) ordered him to….that is the only way Flynn’s plea makes any sense. He can say, “Yes, I lied to the FBI, but I was under orders to do so.” Anyway, that’s my theory.

    • FincaInTheMountains January 29, 2018 at 10:58 am #

      And how does your theory explain the fact that he lied about a perfectly legal activity?

      Yeah, I know, because he’s stupid, so stupid that he made it to the highest ranks of US military intelligence.

      • janet January 30, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

        Lying to an FBI agent is a crime. It is a crime even if you lie about a “perfectly legal activity.” Jeez, where is respect for law?’

    • BC_EE January 29, 2018 at 11:54 am #

      Jim, Jim, Jim,… this is slight of hand, pure and simple. The oldest game in the ‘ol poli game book. They aren’t going after collusion, as mentioned above they are going after money laundering. That is a high crime.

      All the rest is theater without real consequence.

      They even have you looking squarely at the Russian collusion thing and trying to figure out the where the pea is in the shell game.

      Now, if you watched the two-part documentary “Putin’s Revenge” one can come to the conclusion the Russians had great cause to strike back – especially at HRC (Her Royal Clintoness).

      Given the extensive U.S. military buildup surrounding Russia under the guise of NATO, what the U.S. is getting is the same punch in the nose it has been handing out over the past 4-5 decades. The propaganda may claim it is the promotion of Democracy when what they are actually selling is subservience.

      Note the latest vote in the U.N. regarding relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Money can’t buy you love I’m afraid.

  17. wolfie52 January 29, 2018 at 11:10 am #

    Sometimes I think Jim is watching FOX news day! There is AMPLE evidence Russia “meddled” with our election. Every security agency and even Putin (sort of) admitted it had done so. It is UNDISPUTED…that doesn’t mean that DJT necessarily colluded, but when you won’t acknowledge what has already been PROVEN, you lose credibility, no matter how colorful your prose is.

    And if 2 texts (which were immediately retrieved) between FBI agents (who are in a relationship) saying they must start a “secret society” shows there is “wrongdoing” on the “top levels” of the national security state or that 2 men have worked together show the same we are in bigger danger than I thought!

    If Jim’s deep state can take out Kennedy’s, MLK etc, surely they would have done the same to DJT by now!? Come on Jim, really?!

    I used to listen to and think about what JHK said. But time and time again he has been WRONG, WRONG and WRONG. Sorry Jim. You need to find a cardboard sign and street corner now–you have lost all credibility.

    • K-Dog January 29, 2018 at 11:17 am #

      ‘meddled’

      Is that a misdemeanor or a felony?

      • elysianfield January 29, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

        Dog,
        In many states, under 16 a Felony….

        • elysianfield January 29, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

          …in dog years that would be 112….

    • PeteAtomic January 29, 2018 at 11:25 am #

      The Russians created social media ‘movements’ that got more likes on Facebook for example, then Black Lives Matter itself.

      It’s the old story of Chicken Little. The wolf manipulates the village idiot to do his bidding. That’s all the Russians did, but with identity politics as their plank.

      • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2018 at 9:17 pm #

        And Russia is the Big Bad Wolf.

        Come to think of it Russia has marketed some good, cheap small arms ammo here in the US, called: Wolf.

        brh

  18. K-Dog January 29, 2018 at 11:11 am #

    Were one to look into what the Democratic party is supposed to stand for there would be no lack of reasons to criticize and go after Trump in a hundred ways over things once called ‘issues’. That all any of them can do is rant about a legal activity being grounds for impeachment tells me they don’t stand for a damn thing anymore.

    Bring on the revolution and let me know when it is over. Politics in America has become a fine dining experience at Mickey D’s.

    • lsjogren January 29, 2018 at 11:37 am #

      I’ve said that many a time. My God there are tons of things Trump can be successfully criticized for.

      But his critics, in their drooling rabidity to get him out of office, seized upon the crackpot conspiracy theory Du Jour that was floating out there when he took office, and chomped on it like a rabid dog, and continued to drool and bite into it months after it already died.

      And the left’s other favorite sport is calling political dissenters racists or white supremacists.

      A far more restrictive immigration policy is supported by most Americans. African Americans support the policies espoused by Stephen Miller over those of Chuck Schumer by about a 2 to 1 margin.

      And yet such views are called “white nationalist”. So leftist actually claim that most black people in this country are white nationalists.

      The left is absolutely insane, and will wipe out the human race if not stopped. It’s political power needs to be scaled down to a level that it deserves- instead of dominating the country’s politics and culture, it needs to have the status of a small, dangerous extremist clique.

      • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

        “And the left’s other favorite sport is calling political dissenters racists or white supremacists.”

        I think if you’re going to look for support in that assertion, you need to be careful of coming out with stuff like:

        “The left is absolutely insane, and will wipe out the human race if not stopped. It’s political power needs to be scaled down to a level that it deserves- instead of dominating the country’s politics and culture, it needs to have the status of a small, dangerous extremist clique.”

        Otherwise sensible people are going to say things about pots and kettles.

        I’d pass for centre left where I live, which means LEFT in the good ol’ US. I have respect for the law and have said on here several times that although I have no respect for Trump I want him to do his time (and I mean that both ways – no early bath).

        And I totally agree that borders matter (but believe that people legally within them should be treated equally decently and that occasionally you can add to the sum of human decency by having a one-off amnesty for kids who are American in all but papers and who have no personal responsibility for their presence in the first place).

        “The left is absolutely insane, and will wipe out the human race if not stopped. It’s political power needs to be scaled down to a level that it deserves…”

        That could equally be said about ‘the right’ and many people would agree. But I don’t advocate that they ‘need to be scaled down’, if it’s coercion we’re talking about here, because I’m a democrat (small ‘d’). So I’ll just have to put my faith in a bit more education. A four-year term can count as education too, if we’re not all blown to kingdom come before that.

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

          Borders matter and people who sneak their kids over should have those kids catapulted back at them.

          If parents steal money and give it to the kids, would the kids be allowed to keep it? Same thing.

          Equally decent? You mean you actually believe that citizens have the same rights as illegals? So you’re against British and Swedish citizens being thrown out of their housing to make room for aliens, be they legal (Britain) or illegal (Sweden)?

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

            “And I totally agree that borders matter (but believe *that people legally within them* should be treated equally decently…” — GA

            “You mean you actually believe that citizens have the same rights as illegals?” — Janos.

            I feel the education system has let you down badly, Janos. I can’t help you. That is because you read what you want people to say, not what is there in black and white.

            “If parents steal money and give it to the kids, would the kids be allowed to keep it? Same thing.”

            No it isn’t. But I can see why you’d like it to be.

            “So you’re against British and Swedish citizens being thrown out of their housing to make room for aliens, be they legal (Britain) or illegal (Sweden)?”

            Do stop talking b*llocks. If you do, I promise to stop using rude words.

            But re my first two quotes, I’ll happily accept an apology for your bad faith or an admission that you have reading difficulties. I’m in a good mood so either will do.

        • Walter B January 29, 2018 at 9:41 pm #

          Politicians and political “parties” have morphed beyond having sides. They have become simply assholes. There is no right side of an asshole nor is there a left side, there is only the asshole itself! When you consider the vermin that are politicians, you must first remember that before they are anything, damned near all of them are lawyers. Lawyers do not work nor do they create value, they simply manipulate words in order to steal value from those that have it and bag a hefty portion for themselves. This is why they gravitate to politics, they are word manipulators, to them it is all about the “Magic Words”. Unfortunately for America, they have convinced, hoodwinked, and programmed the Sheeple into believing that Magic Words are somehow sacred. That if some asshole lawyer uses the Magic Words against you, you fall to your knees and submit to their will and give up your cash. The Wild West must have been a real kick in the pants and a scary place to live, but it has been replaced by a society where all it takes is Magic Words and the masses bow down before you. Now THAT is scary.

          • michael January 30, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

            “there is only the asshole itself!”

            Well, is that not progress? Purity of essence is finally achieved.

        • lbs January 30, 2018 at 1:21 am #

          I should make it clear that I do not believe the left are motivated by Ill intent, just that their policies are not rational and will lead to tragic consequences. Therefore, I do not claim their policy views are a reflection of bad character, just horrendously bad judgement. However, they are unwilling to accord those who disagree with them that same respect.

          • messianicdruid January 30, 2018 at 11:45 am #

            “…they are unwilling to accord those who disagree with them that same respect.”

            This characteristic is un-American.

        • outsider January 30, 2018 at 8:57 am #

          GA,

          When I was born in 1951, the US population was 180 million. Now, 66 years later, it is almost double that, all due to the 1965 Immigration Act and chain migration. The US is importing 4 million legal immigrants a year, plus periodic amnesty of illegals, with both political parties crying crocodile tears over the so-called ‘Dreamers.’ When does it end? When we have a billion+ people like China? Or when we are as overcrowded as Merry Old England?

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 10:08 am #

            outsider

            If people actually read my posts (I don’t mean you, particularly) rather than internally shouting, in knee-jerk fashion, ‘look, left wing-ish person – must want endless immigration’), they would see that I have nowhere, ever, advocated limitless immigration.

            I am entirely sympathetic to the view that America has been more than generous in its welcome over the years and that it can’t accommodate the entire world. Nothing I have said on this site contradicts this.

            I don’t know how many periodic amnesties there have been. It just seems to me that there could be worse things than this one now and nothing wrong with saying that it won’t happen again, if that’s the way people feel. I feel desperately sorry for any well-meaning young person who has known nothing other than living in America, suddenly having to face deportation to a country they don’t even know. Sometimes the points on both sides of an argument can be simultaneously right. That’s why life isn’t simple.

            Vast amounts of wealth are sucked up from poor parts of the world, whether through international debt, tax havens or the cynical sale of weaponry to elites who use their people as a personal cash cow. If we did more to support genuine fairness abroad (which aligns with our own long-term interest, if only we could see it), the countries people want to escape from would be more liveable for their inhabitants and they’d feel less pressure to leave. That’s not the whole story, but it’s part of it.

          • Walter B January 31, 2018 at 8:28 am #

            Look at your last paragraph GA and compare it to one I posted here as well, identical. How many gazillions of USD do we hand out to foreign countries to be sucked up by their leaders with no trickle down to the people of those nations? I recall an instance when Ronald Regan sent $12M to Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines for his re-election fund only to receive $6M back about 6 months later for his own “campaign”. Foreign Aid is not aid at all. It is payoffs to the thugs that rule in places where our international businessmen have vested interests and profitable enterprises, usually operated by slave labor. As you stated, if the cash was used to make their homelands better for them, they would not feel the need to come here, it only makes sense, but when our leaders are pillaging their lands, following the flow back here is only logical. So if America is duped into thinking we are sharing the wealth, our leadership is only sharing the greed. No we are not going to fight it, we are not going to stop it or change it, but at least we can denounce it for what it is – wrong!

          • Elrond Hubbard January 31, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

            Walter B, foreign aid works on the same principle as advertising — it’s done for the benefit of the party doing it, period. Whether anyone on the receiving end actually benefits is an incident, not an end.

            Advertisers and marketers don’t care whether the product being peddled is actually beneficial (let’s say toothpaste), actively harmful (e.g. fast food), or potentially both (opioid drugs). For all those cases, if they’re spending a billion dollars on advertising, it’s because they expect to get back at least a billion and one dollars in revenue they wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. If they weren’t expecting that revenue, they wouldn’t lay out the money.

            U.S. foreign aid works the same way: it’s done because it yields a benefit for the U.S. in some way shape or form, whether that benefit is immediately apparent or not. Sometimes the benefit is to the U.S. as a whole, or at least to its government — securing cooperation in other areas, like siting military bases. Other times it’s pure grift — “aid” for purchasing weapons from U.S. arms manufacturers is a big one. In other words, your tax dollars aren’t subsidizing foreigners; they’re subsidizing the homicide business and its army of lobbyists. In no case is there any point complaining about foreigners profiting off the backs of American taxpayers — it’s always really about the domestic beneficiaries. Always.

          • Walter B January 31, 2018 at 8:30 pm #

            No doubt EH, no doubt.

      • Elrond Hubbard January 29, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

        lsjogren: People aren’t always precise in expressing their opinions. There’s a range of debate within which people of good will can disagree, and it’s possible to occupy one end of that range without being a white nationalist. But that there are such people as white nationalists is beyond question, and there’s no doubt where they fall on the spectrum of debate: at the greatest extreme of the extreme, where good will gives way to ill.

        Politics ain’t beanbag. Someone who holds an extreme opinion, but who stays within the bounds of decency, is still liable to criticism on the merits of their opinions. Whereas evil extremists (hi, Janos!) are liable to not only criticism but bitter denunciation as well — again, on the merits. People holding positions cheek-by-jowl with hateful yahoos can either explain why they’re not hateful, or they can moderate their opinions. I for one am only prepared to go through so much bother to protect their widdle feewings.

  19. JohnAZ January 29, 2018 at 11:15 am #

    What is going to happen first, economic downfall or political civil war?

    Nutty neutron wondered what will happen in California. The era before the Civil War was very similar to today. Federal vs. States Rights! As the war progressed, slavery became secondary to Southern rights, i.e. states rights. South Carolina seceded from the Union because after Lincoln was elected, their political standing took a hit. It is so similar to today it is scary. With a significant change in military technology, it will be interesting to see how the state of California fights their civil war. Too bad the Dems do not spend their time trying to come up with the next good idea. Maybe there are no more good ideas?

    I offer to the group that the inertia of politics has frozen progress in Washington and that someone like Trump is absolutely necessary to stir the pot and tick off enough people to get something done. Sitting on our thumbs definitely will not solve anything. Let alone basing our policies on acquiring new voters and not real issues. JHK keeps pounding the beat that if something doesn’t change we will run off a cliff. Stasis in business destroys companies, and sitting on our collective thumbs in DC will do the same. Politicians will destroy this country, no, politicians are in the process of destroying this country!

    • lsjogren January 29, 2018 at 11:30 am #

      San Francisco. The capital of the New Confederacy. If Progressives were honest, they would have confederate flags on their car bumpers.

    • K-Dog January 29, 2018 at 11:38 am #

      What is going to happen is California is that if they have rain farm labor will pick crops. There is no wall and never will be. But Trump is doubling down on his demands for one. His one talent, being a pied piper makes everyone think he wants one.

      Our national political inertia is not simply planned it is a skilled dance in which the affluent become more affluent. Trump collects golf courses and thinks the measure of a man is nothing more than his ability to make money.

      Trump was the perfect choice for the status quo. He is not alone in standing in his shallow waters of concern for others and thought, and he and his kind are making bank right now. When the crash comes they will still make bank at the fire sale. ‘They’ have all the cash needed to do it now so a crash can come at any time. It will suit the rich just fine.

      It does not really matter what the dollar is worth when you own everything. That is the goal.

      Trump has been a bozo clown with a trust fund all his life only using his fund to make ‘deals’ to get richer. He has never actually produced anything. Sadly that is good enough for most people and double sad that he even has a few converts.

      This will not end well.

      • BC_EE January 29, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

        Recall the ending of “V for Vendetta”. Trump is Adam Susan. A puppet tyrannical blowhard that will be summarily terminated when no longer useful to the power structure.

        If I were Trump I would take out “Marionette Insurance”.

        I understand they don’t let people run with scissors in the White House.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

        Do you believe in nations? If so, they must have borders – just like a cell has cell walls. It’s that basic. A cell wall lets some things in and some things out. But mostly it keeps things in and thing out – to remain what it is, whatever that is.

        Pretty basic. Things are what they are because they’re not something else. People who want everything to be everything don’t know what they’re asking for – unless they want “diversity” to become the singularity of a giant Amoeba.

        • TiredOfTheTreadmill January 29, 2018 at 9:19 pm #

          You make me nostalgic Janos, for listening to music with a vinyl record and turntable. Remember when one of those records would would get a deformity and skip back to repeat the same thing over, and over and over again? Only it was more fun with the records.

          • Elrond Hubbard January 30, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

            User name checks out.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

            What can I do? You haven’t learned the lesson yet. Thus I must repeat until you do. There’s nothing subtle about the human mind. Do you think it was easy to teach Whites that they’re racist? And White Women that White Men are no good? The trick is simple: endless repetition. How may White male douche bags has the average White Women seen on screen by the time she’s 21?

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill January 29, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

        Yeah, Trump’s ascension to CEO of govcorp says much, much more about the current state where we are as a people than it does about all this good deep state vs bad deep state BS. The whole of the last election with people firmly backing either Clinton or Trump, both of whom were horrible candidates, indicates that we are a country in which the vast majority of citizens are fuck-ups.

        On another note not directed at you K-dog…concerning the whole deep state battle in which so many are cheering for Trump and the so-called “Patriots”: catch a clue already, even if this isn’t pure bullshit, there are no good guys. Even if the “Patriots” are the supposed good guys, why are they deep? Do you really think the “good guys” deep state is going to win, then come clean with their sources of financing, what they’ve been doing over the past several decades, and tell us what they have been hiding from us? Doubtful. And yes, I can handle the god damned truth. Give it to me already.

        • VCS January 30, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

          Treadmill,
          Great point about the “deep state.” Our real problem is the SHALLOW STATE of America “in which the vast majority of citizens are fuck-ups.”

    • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2018 at 9:32 pm #

      Let California go it alone; what a ripe plum it’ll be for China and the PLA. It wouldn’t take much for China to convince Mexico that Cal had been stolen from them in 1846, and with our help, its high time to take it back. That’s when a quarter million Chines Elite Marines land on the Baja Peninsula in northern Mexico and begin moving el Norte toward San Diego. How well trained is the California National Guard? the Hollywood elite, where do they stand? Can any of them fire a rifle? Is the San Francisco Tranny Infantry Brigade ready to defend the Bay area? And of course Cal would have a Mexican fifth column to contend with, 25 million strong and down for the struggle, ready to right a historical wrong and bring California back into the Motherland.

      brh

      • outsider January 30, 2018 at 9:17 am #

        California, being on the West Coast, has several vital US military bases there. Just like Russia with Crimea, the USG will never give them up. What does old man Governor Moonbeam, if he really wants independence, do then?

  20. lsjogren January 29, 2018 at 11:23 am #

    Good point about the leaks.

    I see some establishment apologists sometimes say, “let’s wait and see what Mueller has”.

    So we have a Deep State lynch mob out to oust a duly elected president that leaks like a sieve, and yet despite them having evidence against Trump they have somehow failed to leak that which would serve their agenda the most?

  21. lsjogren January 29, 2018 at 11:29 am #

    “I’m not comfortable acting as a supporter or defender of Trump, but I’m even less comfortable with the appearance of a rogue security and law enforcement apparatus gone blatantly political.”

    Well said. The way I would put it: “As much there is about Trump that he is deserving of criticism for, the political establishment and their propaganda ministry, in aggregate, the “progressive movement” clearly rejects the notion that the rule of law is a prerequisite to a society that holds any hope of standing for justice, prosperity, and civil liberties.

    That is why there is no greater threat to mankind than progressivism.

    • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

      The ‘political establishment’ + ‘their propaganda ministry’ = ‘the progressive movement’?

      You’ve lost me there. So I can’t move on to the ‘That is why’ bit.

      I think we need some detailed definition of terms. I’ve never heard of an ‘establishment’ being described as ‘progressive’. Most often they’re sclerotic.

      Progressive towards what?

      • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

        Well he’s right: Revolutionary culture become the Establishment via the Universities and Media. Don’t blame us that it’s absurd for the status quo to be endless cultural revolution. You seem to believe in it. As do all Leftists. And their vehicle was the Democratic Party and its organs like “Moveon.com”. Keith was outraged when Mick was knighted. He hadn’t move on but Mick had. You folks won but don’t know what to do with it. OR the Revolution was never what you thought it was to being with – and that’s what I believe.

        Where is it going? Towards Communism of course – for the masses that is. Something else for the Elite. You see Communism was never what people thought it was either. Obviously both late stage Capitalism and Communism are both steeply hierarchical and totalitarian – far more so and with less social mobility than National Socialism. And Capitalism is the ruling principle of Communism – for the Elite who rule it that is.

        • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

          “Don’t blame us that it’s absurd for the status quo to be endless cultural revolution. You seem to believe in it.”

          You’re doing it again, Janos. Please stop.

          “Keith was outraged when Mick was knighted. He hadn’t move on but Mick had. You folks won but don’t know what to do with it. OR the Revolution was never what you thought it was to being with – and that’s what I believe.”

          I have literally not the faintest idea what you are talking about.

          “Obviously both late stage Capitalism and Communism are both steeply hierarchical and totalitarian…”

          Hierarchical and totalitarian *what*? That and the rest of your word salad is indigestible.

          • Elrond Hubbard January 29, 2018 at 4:27 pm #

            The basic problem, GreenAlba, is that while your world view and mine have an intellectual foundation, Janos’ has an aesthetic one. Being decent and reasonable people, you and I yield to facts when they contradict our preferences, or at least recognize that we ought to. Fascists, on the other hand, demand a world where fascist prejudices prevail. They identify gratification of those prejudices with the beautiful, the good, and above all the true. And once you’ve mangled your faculties to the point where all reality bends to your bigotry, then you’re immune to dissuasion or discredit — no matter what fantasies, contradictions and outright gibberish you may spout. Capitalism and communism can be one and the same, communism can still be a worldwide menace rather than a spent force, and on and on.

            Once you understand that, you understand why Janos isn’t capable of taking a meaningful intellectual position, but only a palsied parody of one. That’s the dividing line between the true goose-stepping shaved chimp and even the most extreme end of respectable opinion. I’m thinking of America’s most respected racist, Pat Buchanan, who whatever our disagreements is still capable of recognizing when he’s overridden by reality. Janos faces no such constraints.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 7:09 pm #

            Honours[edit]

            Jagger was honoured with a knighthood for services to popular music in the Queen’s 2002 Birthday Honours,[152] and on 12 December 2003 he received the accolade from The Prince of Wales.[153] Queen Elizabeth II reportedly refused to award Jagger in person.[154] Jagger’s father and daughters Karis and Elizabeth were in attendance.[139] Jagger stated that while the award did not have significant meaning for him, he was “touched” by the significance that it held for his father, saying that his father “was very proud”.[155][139]

            Jagger’s knighthood received mixed reactions. Some fans were disappointed when he accepted the honour as it seemed to contradict his anti-establishment stance.[156] A report in UPI in December 2003 noted, Jagger has no “known record of charitable work or public services” although he is a patron of the British Museum. Jagger was on record as saying “apart from the Rolling Stones, the Queen is the best thing Britain has got,” but was absent from the Queen’s Golden Jubilee pop concert at Buckingham Palace marking her 50 years on the throne.[157][158] Charlie Watts was quoted in the book According to the Rolling Stones as saying, “Anybody else would be lynched: 18 wives and 20 children and he’s knighted, fantastic!”[159]

            Jagger’s knighthood also caused some friction with bandmate Keith Richards, who was irritated when Jagger accepted the “paltry honour”.[160] Richards said that he did not want to take the stage with someone wearing a “coronet and sporting the old ermine. It’s not what the Stones is about, is it?”[153] Jagger retorted: “I think he would probably like to get the same honour himself. It’s like being given an ice cream—one gets one and they all want one.”[153]

            It’s tragic I know more about your own culture (Scots r Brits now) and almost nation than you do. There used to be an Englishwoman poster who styled herself after Emma Peel. She was insufferable too, but more fun. I agreed not to marry her but said maybe we could have a wrestling match or something.

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

            Facts, Elrond? Really? We both agree that Dr Watson knows more about genetics than you do. But there were diverge. You are happy at his ruin for exercising his freedom of speech despite being a Nobel Prize winner. I feel outraged. What am I supposed to conclude from this about you?

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

            Janos

            “It’s tragic I know more about your own culture…… than you do.”

            I have not the slightest interest in the Rolling Stones and almost as little in knighthoods generally (although it’s quite nice when one of the greedier b*st*rds gets their knighthood withdrawn for services to self-enrichment at the public’s cost.

            bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-16821650

            “You folks won but don’t know what to do with it. OR the Revolution was never what you thought it was to being with – and that’s what I believe.”

            Still no clue what that nonsense is about.

          • outsider January 30, 2018 at 9:53 am #

            El;rond,

            I’d like to know who the real racist is. Is it the well-learned intellectual Pat Buchanan, who wants to stop immigration so that American blacks can get a crack at those jobs?

            Or is it scatter-brained, anti-white Nancy Pelosi, who has accused the President of campaigning to make American White again?

          • Elrond Hubbard January 30, 2018 at 10:16 am #

            It’s Pat Buchanan.

            I’ll have more help to offer once you’ve figured out that actual racial oppression is a move away from justice, while merely losing supremacy and privilege that you feel entitled to is a move toward it.

          • outsider January 30, 2018 at 11:51 am #

            Elrond,
            I’m sure I won’t need your help.

          • messianicdruid January 30, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

            Would I be considered progressive by accusing the Osage Nation of “actual racial oppression” for recognizing that I am not Osage and have no head right or voice in their government?

          • Elrond Hubbard January 30, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

            messianicdruid: No. That doesn’t correspond to any definition of progressive that I’ve ever heard of. Go on imagining that you’ve undermined me, though, if it makes you feel better.

            Here, I’ll help you out and suggest one productive line of attack against me: make a plausible case that not being Osage, or having a voice in their government, undermines your interests in some material way. You know, like real racial oppression undermines the interests of real people by denying them the vote, denying economic opportunity, subjecting them to unequal protection of the laws, etc.. Let’s see you clear that bar, then we can have another look at whether I feel undermined by your rhetorical jiu jitsu.

          • Elrond Hubbard January 30, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

            Addendum: by denying them the vote over matters that affect their lives.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 11:47 pm #

            They’re not citizens. If they want to vote, they should go back to where they came from where they are. Or line up and immigrate in the right way if we are stupid enough to let them do that.

  22. GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 11:29 am #

    The Kochs are coming to the rescue for the midterms at least. Some holding of noses, but $400m is on its way to keep the Good Ship GOP afloat, despite the volatile (but always sober) captain at the tiller.

    theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/29/koch-brothers-donors-network-donald-trump

    The best democracy money can buy… (and yes, I know it cuts both ways, but these guys have deeeep pockets).

    • PeteAtomic January 29, 2018 at 11:37 am #

      ya you gotta pay to play in the 2 party system.

    • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2018 at 9:42 pm #

      Why do you care Green alba?

      If i were you I’d be more worried about the 3rd World invasion of Europe than anything happening here. Or are you of the opinion that the main threat facing Europe is ‘Climate Change’ while your towns and cities are being over run, women raped, old people terrorized, citizens murdered in every possible way, and your civilization shredded?

      Tend your own back yard; we can take care of ourselves.

      brh

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill January 29, 2018 at 11:57 pm #

        The current European invasion seems to be a symptom of the USA’s foreign policy. If conspiracy theories didn’t cause allergic reactions around here, we could discuss how all of this seems like a plan to close any possible escape hatches from the oligarchs. Stir up turmoil everywhere, then the marks are too busy looking over their shoulders to see the oligarchs stealing everything right in front of them.

        • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2018 at 12:56 am #

          When you say ‘oligarchs’, do you mean EU Commissars?

          they seem to live pretty large. And with their armed security details, fortified limos, houses surrounded by high walls and barbed wire, and private schools in the Swiss Alps for the kids, what do they care how many Africans or Afghans stream in? Doesn’t affect them.

          brh

      • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 9:03 am #

        brh

        “Why do you care Green alba?”

        I read newspapers that have international sections. The Guardian Online, for instance, is an international site and welcomes contributors and commenters from North America, Australia and elsewhere. Outside of the US, it has historically been the case that people take more interest in things that happen outside their own borders. Currently, of course, some in the US who have a particular agenda, are suddenly taking rather more interest in what’s happening outside their borders.

        Until 9/11 the US got away with inflicting death and destruction abroad without any cost to the homeland, although it sacrificed a lot of its own young men and women (a disproportionate number of them poor and/or black) for dubious causes, and it’s taken it very badly now that this action has had long-term consequences in the way the US is perceived globally.

        And I don’t say that as a person who hates the US – heck, I have family there who are citizens and have been for decades, some since before WWII. AND I know that all Americans don’t think alike.

        However, when America sneezes, the rest of us get a cold. And what the Koch brothers get up to it affects the rest of us too.

        Re the EU (why are you confused that I am interested in the US, when you never stop talking about Europe?), it would be much easier to discuss issues if you were less cynically hyperbolic about every situation.

        Migration to the EU-28 from non-member countries was 2.7 million in 2015.

        ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Migration_and_migrant_population_statistics

        That was a difficult year, for the geopolitical reasons that you know, but the population of the EU is 512 million. Try to get your head round that ratio.

        “while your towns and cities are being over run, women raped, old people terrorized, citizens murdered in every possible way, and your civilization shredded?”

        It is impossible to discuss genuine issues with people who talk like this about places they don’t even know.

        I recall an image from one of Joe Bageant’s books where he was describing his own people and their political views, and reminded the reader that many of these people spent entire days in a factory with Fox News bleeding into their ears from headphones. Nothing else, all day long. This has consequences for perceptions of the truth.

  23. Paul Ford O'Neil January 29, 2018 at 11:32 am #

    Hello Jim,

    Your comment about “Mueller investigating the Russian Connection” is absolutely correct:

    “I don’t even understand why Robert Mueller ever had credible standing to preside over this special investigation. He is, after all, the close friend and once-mentor of the figure who is very likely the fulcrum in any case against Trump: James Comey, the former FBI director fired by Trump — theoretically to obstruct justice, the keystone in the effort to find an impeachable offense.”

    Except Mr. Mueller IS NOT investigating the ‘Russian Connection’ – he’s investigating the 2016 Election – and THAT takes a long time and includes EVERYBODY!

    Regards,
    PFO

    • FincaInTheMountains January 29, 2018 at 11:48 am #

      I would tend to agree with you, especially considering that Hillary’s Email Server was a sophisticated intelligence operation involving passing of highly classified US State data to the Jihadis in the Middle East – including personal data of US intelligence operatives (and one US Ambassador).

      And Huma Abedin apparently served as the intelligence communication officer between Hillary and Jihadis and Saudis.

      But Mueller seems to be implicated himself in the Uranium One deal.

      In short, a complete friggin mess.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

      Even Hillary and Obama and Comey and Huma? Then he should recuse himself because he’s friends with Comey.

  24. FincaInTheMountains January 29, 2018 at 11:33 am #

    Are there such signs today? You betcha ass there are!

    Who bit my Apple?

    For example, the announcement by the Apple on the investment of hundreds of billions of dollars into the US economy.

    Trump absolutely rightly considers this event his political victory, allegedly flowing out of the tax reform. But not only financial analysts, even mainstream ones, were skeptical about this “victory”, since there are no economic motives for Apple for such a large amount of “investment” in the US, and it can not be. Well, hundreds of millions, maybe one to two billion could be invested so that they pay off in at least thirty years.

    What follows from the economic analysis of these strange events? Those supposedly economic incentives in the form of tax cuts are actually a camouflage for non-economic incentives.

    For example, behind-the-scenes threats of imposing tough sanctions not only against Russia, but also against China and China-related economies of Asia and Africa.

    Sanctions against Russia are needed and important as a core, the basis of non-economic instruments against globalized companies and banks. Moreover, those US companies that conduct their business with Russia – US sanctions against Russia are affecting in the least. (Tillerson is a guarantor of that). They are just directed against the US competitors from the EU and China, and against those companies from the US who dare to contradict behind-the-scenes directives.

    Compliant to the Washington financial control, the non-economic behavior of “Apple” can also indicate an actual, but unannounced, camouflaged division of the dollar into external and internal. Although this conclusion requires a little more observations.

    In the meantime, these hundreds of billions of “investments” are likely to go to support the pants of the US stock market from dropping down. For all the sophistication of the system of coercion of large players, there are still too many medium and small speculators around who do not know where to invest their money and save them from depreciation.

    Later, of course, almost all of these extra “hot money” will be absorbed into derivative bubbles of the type of Musk Sect or Bitcoin, in order to withdraw from the market and bury quietly.

    Finally, the appearance of a colorful graphic image in the form of the US Treasury Secretary, Mnuchin, posing with a sheet of freshly printed dollar bills – can not be regarded as a signal to devaluate the dollar and raise inflationary expectations within the United States?

    assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.3635137.1510771896!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/art…

    By itself, separately from others, this signal could trigger the system to a hyperinflationary scenario of collapse. However, coupled with the news of the return of the Apple bitten by Trump back to US, that is, the faith of Jobs’ heirs in the all-mighty dollar, all this creates a schizophrenic multi-directionality impossible under the previous global regime.

    In these conditions, any major contracts and transactions involving the use of dollars will need to be coordinated with the US authorities in advance. The lobbying pyramid of congressmen, senators and ministers will begin to work on the stability of the Trump administration and key institutions of financial control with or over it.

    But simultaneously in Russia, China, other countries, a network of financial institutions will develop without a dollar, including for foreign trade and international projects without the US and EU, especially in the military-industrial complex, nuclear power plants, and space.

    • Jigplate January 29, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

      In relation to economic sanctions, I recently had an interesting experience. from Nov 2017 to Jan 2018 I served as a juror in a federal trial in NY that involved conspiracy and bank fraud charges against a foreign bank official. This individual was accused of participation in a scheme to violate US sanctions against Iran. The gist of the Iranian sanctions ( later removed by the Obama administration) was to restrict Iran from the International banking system which in large part works by using relationships between “corespondent banks” that funnel all international transactions through US based institutions. The scheme created multiple front companies based in Dubai that shipped fictitious food to Iran , the payments for which were funneled through NY banks. Ultimately , several billion dollars of Iranian oil money was illegally laundered through the US , and the “secret sauce” of any sanctions imposed by the US/EU is the dollar as the International reserve currency. Remove this , and any sanctions scheme will collapse. In any event, this trial showed me that any sanctions program will ultimately fail based on massive fraud. ( In this case the only reason why the fraud was discovered was because of the defection of a foreign Police official to the US.)

      • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

        Israel was for the sanctions against South Africa even as they made out doing business with them. But they did really want South Africa to fall. They just wanted to make money off it as it did.

        • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2018 at 9:46 pm #

          Not true Vlad. Israel and S Africa were allies and jointly developed nuclear weapons. Both countries were in similar predicaments but Israel survived, S Africa gave in.

          brh

  25. EvelynV January 29, 2018 at 11:38 am #

    “looses” ????

  26. Georges1202 January 29, 2018 at 11:40 am #

    I never thought I’d say this but I am 100% in favor of any legal means to remove this disgusting carbuncle from power before it is too late.

  27. Petro January 29, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

    “I’m not comfortable acting as a supporter or defender of Trump, but I’m even less comfortable with the appearance of a rogue security and law enforcement apparatus gone blatantly political.” –JHK

    Not comfortable acting as a defender? Just stop. Repeating unsubstantiated Trumpian accusations of conspiracy, Republican distractions (which you acknowledge as “appearances”), and frequently voicing suspicions about a legally established investigation that hasn’t yet concluded belie your statement above.

    Writing like this also works to hasten the “point where nobody will be able to believe anything official,” which I presume is something you fear.

    • FincaInTheMountains January 29, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

      legally established investigation

      The allegations right now coming from the House Intelligence committee is that FBI lied to the FISA court to obtain surveillance warrant.

      Hardly a legally established investigation.

      • SteveO January 29, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

        “The allegations right now coming from the House Intelligence committee is that FBI lied to the FISA court to obtain surveillance warrant.”

        It wouldn’t surprise me in the least that this has happened many times. Just another abuse of unconstitutional surveillance powers in the post-9/11 world.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

          They used the made up pissgate dossier paid for by Hillary to get the warrant.

          • janet January 29, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

            The dossier was not “made up” … and it’s assertions about the golden-shower-loving grab-them-by-the-pussy president have been corroborated by other sources.

  28. amb January 29, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    It’s been like this for decades. Every once in a while, the veneer gets pulled back occasionally due to some unexpected event (i.e. Trump election, most recent) or due to a courageous whistleblower, and we get a glimpse of what has always been there: immorality, lack of integrity, corruption, deception, incompetence, stupidity. Who at this point in time could ever have faith and confidence in the US government, our educational system, our health system, our religions? All one big dog’s breakfast.

    This government is badly broken and the system irreparable. Like a house infested with termites, cockroaches, rodents, black mold and radon gas… It’s beyond salvage. Burn it down! Raze it! And build a new one.

    • BuckP January 29, 2018 at 1:19 pm #

      Good comments and accurate!
      Nice shout out to Kurt Vonnegut with “dog’s breakfast”. His wisdom is sorely missed! Thankful for writers like JHK.

      • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

        The interwebs tell me that ‘dog’s breakfast’ has been British slang for ‘a complete mess’ since at least the 1930s.

        Those of us who live here know that. Those who don’t might have heard it for the first time from Kurt Vonnegut. But you’re more than welcome to the loan 🙂

        • BuckP January 29, 2018 at 6:45 pm #

          I did not know that was an English saying, we learn something knew everyday.
          Kurt Vonnegut’s metaphor “dog’s breakfast” is more macabre in nature. In his book TIMEQUAKE he writes “…there is no way an unassisted human brain, which is nothing more a dog’s breakfast, three pounds of blood-soaked sponge, could have written ‘Stardust’ or,let alone, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.”
          The human brain, a “dog’s breakfast”, is at the root of most of our problems. This three and a half pound organ is insatiable. It cannot get enough money, power, sex, thrills, adulation, etc. before it wants more. Once a need is fulfilled this thinking organ gets bored and complacent looking for the next high or fix. It sure takes a lot of discipline and grit to keep this beast harnessed. We are presently living n a world of unharnessed beasts!

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

            Thanks, BuckP, I am equally grateful to have learned something.

            Re the dog’s breakfast brain, I’ve heard brain surgery described as ‘like operating on porridge’. Makes you hope it never happens to you.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

      Nuke it from space. Train a chimp to press the button. Remember Space Monkey from Fight Club?

  29. K-Dog January 29, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    If Trump were to actually torpedo the H1-B program and require American Corporations employ American technical workers I’ll be changing my tune on him. But his talk on it is probably more Trump political ‘trolling‘. Decades of watching Trump tells me that.

    • SteveO January 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

      Trump’s talk is, and has always been, geared to please the crowd in front of him. It’s his only true talent – he can work a room.

      In office, he has tended to follow the policy of the last person he spoke with. Had Bannon still been his “closest advisor” the H1-B program may well have been shut down hard. However, the news and business reports I’ve read make it appear that there are less H1-B visas out there. Whether that’s good or bad remain to be seen.

      There are still American citizens who want to work hard, but there are also a whole lot of slackers. It seems our best and brightest are going to work gaming Wall St rather that the engineering disciplines. i can’t fault them, if I had it to do over that’s where I would have gone instead of aerospace. Why make low 6 figures when you can make 7s or 8s?

      • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

        “Why make low 6 figures when you can make 7s or 8s?”

        Because 6 figures is enough? And pride in your work matters? Which I hope you found – and I’m sure you did.

        amazon.co.uk/How-Much-Enough-Money-Good/dp/1590515072

        Same over here, obviously. The City is full of engineers and chemistry graduates. And mathematicians, obviously. Schools are crying out for them but THAT’s not going to happen.

        • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

          Although it very occasionally does and they make a TV programme about it 🙂

        • SteveO January 29, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

          They do take pride in their work. That’s the frightening thing.

          I was seated at a table at a wedding reception with a couple of these investment banker types. They were very proud of the money they had “harvested” from the markets. They had no concern about the damage they were doing. In fact, they practically believed the Jammie Diamond “I’m doing god’s work line”.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 4:03 pm #

            Grotesque. And really, apart from them being high-level rather than low-level psychopaths, not much different from the guy in police custody from whom my husband had to take a medical history, who, in response to the question ‘Occupation?’ responded, without a trace of irony, ‘housebreaker’ just as if he’d said ‘plumber’.

            Here’s one of the high-level ones demonstrating the colour of his soul:

            mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/city-banker-sacked-after-taunting-117333

          • Q. Shtik January 29, 2018 at 4:51 pm #

            the Jammie Diamond “I’m doing god’s work line”.

            ===========

            Three points about the above:

            1. It was Lloyd Blankfein from Goldman Sachs not the other guy from JPMorgan Chase.

            2. That other guy is Jamie Dimon not Jammie Diamond.

            3. The final quote mark comes after the word work, not line. i.e. “doing God’s work.” Also, I think in this situation the first letter in the reference to the deity should be capitalized.

      • K-Dog January 29, 2018 at 11:43 pm #

        “Whether that’s good or bad remain to be seen.”

        Not for me. It caused periods of unemployment and instability. I am an American engineer. Now I do something no H1-B can do. Hence I prosper.

        Forget about slackers. Plenty of good people need jobs. Slackers get theirs in the cosmic scheme of things as we all do and are not to be worried about.

        And who is a slacker is quite subjective.

  30. ozone January 29, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

    James,
    You write:
    “I’m not comfortable acting as a supporter or defender of Trump, but I’m even less comfortable with the appearance of a rogue security and law enforcement apparatus gone blatantly political. The so far poorly-explained antics at the FBI and DOJ reflect badly on all vested authority in the country — and especially for any faction that pretends to be on the side of justice.This is a much larger problem than the public debate seems to recognize. We are not far from a point where nobody will be able to believe anything official in this land.We are not far from a point where nobody will be able to believe anything official in this land.”

    You’re goddamned right that, “This is a much larger problem than the public debate seems to recognize.”

    The ‘why’ of this insistence that the Oort cloud of bullshit “issues” is more important than the star in the center of the system that binds it all together (trust in supposedly agreed-upon institutions) continues to puzzle me.

    I can only conclude that this is a willful blindness; a wishing and a hoping that these institutions cannot possibly be possessed of the venality and partisan mendacity of any common criminal cadre. If this be the case, I can further conclude that this kind of denial is not just a charming peccadillo, but a truly dangerous course of action (or in-action if your prefer).

    This would be the only Trumpian gift that keeps on giving: Exposure. It’s clumsy, and I’m quite sure he doesn’t *mean* to do it, but confirming long-held suspicions sometimes leads to thoughtful reconsiderations. (Before or after a major collapse is the question, but thinking of modern Americans’ lack of focus, I’d have to say, “after”.)

    • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 5:39 pm #

      He is crazy like a fox. His IQ is good, maybe not great, but his instincts on how to play the mammalian political game and win are unsurpassed. He is Curranir, the Cunning Man.

      As an idealist and no charmer yourself, you may be blind to this aspect of reality. It just adds to your stature if not your charm.

      • Elrond Hubbard January 30, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

        It’s telling that you cite the book’s secondary villain — and one who ended in rather pathetic circumstances at that — as your model, Janos.

        When comes the reckoning, will Mandos be moved to pity? Doubt it. POTUS is no Beren, and FLOTUS no Luthien, no matter how hot she is.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

          Impressive. You do know your LOTR. I was just emphasizing that Trump was cunning, not that he was like Saruman in every way – certainly not learned for example.

          Now about Dr Watson, what say you Sherlock? Are we going to maintain the Western Tradition of free speech and inquiry, or are we going to fall in African thuggery or Communist terror?

          Commissar’s aren’t necessarily dumb. They may be as smart or smarter than the people they silence. They just care about power more than truth. As Marx said, the point is to change the world, not understand it. But how can it be changed for the good without understanding?

          • Elrond Hubbard January 30, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

            James Watson, another on your seemingly endless list of hobbyhorses. We had this conversation already, mere weeks ago. Here’s the link. I have nothing to add to what I said then, because I know you’re unpersuadable. Now go have a sandwich or something.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 11:49 pm #

            You know I’m right, thus your ire.

    • ozone January 29, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

      If one thinks that Trump is “a very stable genius”, one would have to be very unobservant (if not delusional).

    • ozone January 31, 2018 at 11:25 am #

      …And speaking of Trumpian clumsiness, that State of the Union ‘reading’ was one of the most ham-handed steaming piles of horseshit, platitudes, bromides and jingoistic panderings it’s ever been my misfortune to hear. — Not to mention the whooping and hollering in the “august halls of power”. Like a bunch of fucking teenagers at a sporting event. Very embarrassing; it doesn’t give the appearance that any of these hooters and blabberers is serious in even the remotest sense. A sickening spectacle.

      Good luck with what has become a hardcore right-wing, fascist fantasists site. May it bring you joy and riches.

    • ZrCrypDiK February 2, 2018 at 1:14 am #

      Zoner! I love the new ‘star in the center’ dialog. Exponential depletion/pollution – they don’t reset to new levels, AFAIK. Palm oil is doing us a nasty spin, once we figure it all out…

  31. vicsage January 29, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

    This site has finally gone full-retard. Too bad.

    • pequiste January 29, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

      Can a Clusterfuck Planet be anything other than full-retard?

    • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 5:40 pm #

      See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya.

  32. SvrzoH January 29, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

    What, for a moment, appears as a ‘clever’ tit-for-tat, or ‘how it could not be the most appropriate offer to the president’ story to chuckle or giggle about, it is a rathera sorry picture of a rotten branch that we are sitting on.

    artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-guggenheim-offers-gold-toilet-white-house-9-news-stories-week?utm_…

  33. SteveO January 29, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    “If an attorney from Mars came to Earth and followed the evidence already made public, he would probably suspect that the FBI and DOJ colluded with the Clinton Campaign and the Democratic Party to derail the Trump campaign train, and then engineer an “insurance policy” train wreck of his position in office.”

    What would said Martian have had to say about Comey’s little October surprise that effectively handed the election to Trump? Especially considering that Comey’s revelation was in complete violation of the official FBI policy of staying out of politics. A policy crafted by Comey himself.

    The Republican congress investigated HRC for 6 years non-stop, I know they aren’t exactly the greatest sleuths in history, but one would think that if the Clintons had the FBI on a string (as you imply) that this long term investigation would have turned up some evidence of that. Or at least something other than poor server management, which, by the way, the Republicans are guilty of too.

    Additionally, if I had been president Obama, I would have requested Comey’s resignation before I left office. Not for specifically throwing the election, but for repeated violations of the FBI policy of not interfering with the election. Had he have been making statements to the press about some investigation of Trump I would have fired him just the same.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 5:44 pm #

      That is an interesting point. Was he trying to cover himself in case the Conspiracy to unseat Trump went awry as it is doing? Or is he just a tall geeky lose cannon who ends up offending everyone with his power tripping.

      But don’t You forget he let Hillary off, saying her reckless disregard for security protocols showed no bad intent. The law says nothing about intent. At that level, you have to know. He made something up to let Hill off.

  34. fineline January 29, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    It has become disingenuous to keep insisting that there is “complete” lack of evidence that there is no Russian “meddling”.

    Somewhere in all the boxes filled by Mueller, a la Fitzgerald, there has to be at least a shred.

    Show me the tax returns and I speculate that we will find what we are looking for.

    • FincaInTheMountains January 29, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

      #releasethememo !!!

  35. vicsage January 29, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

    Once JHK convinces himself that something is true, he is incapable of reassessing that belief, even when confronted with evidence to the contrary.

    It also appears that he has found a cure for his alleged ‘allergy’ to conspiracy theories.

  36. capt spaulding January 29, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

    It seems to me that judging by the last 3 presidents we have elected, one was a fool, one was an enabler of a corrupt system, & the last one has mental issues. This does not reflect well on the electorate in general, and in fact it leads me to think that we deserve the government we have. There are approximately 15,000 registered lobbyists in Wash D.C., and I believe they are earning their paychecks by corrupting our politicians completely. Someone said you get the government you deserve, and I think the current state of affairs reflects that problem. I don’t know how we will extricate ourselves from the cesspool that Wash. has become. I worry about where we are headed. What used to be the middle class is fast disappearing and we have largely become a nation of bartenders and waitresses. Well, it was a good run as long as it lasted.

    • SteveO January 29, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

      “It seems to me that judging by the last 3 presidents we have elected, one was a fool, one was an enabler of a corrupt system, & the last one has mental issues.”

      I suggest that of the last four two were enablers, one fool and one with serious mental health issues.

      The founding fathers were quite worried about the rabble being able to pick their government without some checks. That’s why the senate was originally indirectly chosen and the electoral college exists. Guess the latter turned out to be an epic fail.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

        And the franchise was limited to free and propertied White Men. I would change these criterion a bit – tighten them up so even fewer White Men could vote.

        • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 6:23 pm #

          You could make them pass a test in English and only let them vote if they could manage the singular and plural of criterion. No excuses for its origin being Greek – it’s been here a long time. Longer than white men in America.

          • LarasDad January 29, 2018 at 9:37 pm #

            Sweet subtlety there GA. Sad that he can occasionally express real insight yet cannot extricate himself from the xenophobic pit.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 1:02 am #

            How do you know I used it incorrectly? Are you so sure which is correct in this context?

          • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 1:09 am #

            Lara wanted to see me again and let me know via a mutual friend. I smiled but said nothing. Mastery attained at long last. The smile of the Buddha and the Mona Lisa, long and lingering like a sunset.

            Xenophobia is natural. Xenophillia is a disease and it will be the death of us. White Nationalism is the cure for collective self hatred and irrational love of the Alien. Google Sir Arthur Keith and his Law of Amity and Enmity. We have actually reversed the polarity thanks to the vicious all pervasive conditioning of the Tribe.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 8:15 am #

            “How do you know I used it incorrectly?”

            Is that a serious question?

            Normally I don’t comment on people’s spelling or grammar because I think it’s churlish and none of us is exempt from the odd slip or typo. But I know you aspire to übermenschliche Perfektion in all things cultural, so I feel duty bound to help you. And if a black person got something similar wrong it would be ‘black English’. So you’re fair game. But I know JHK doesn’t like it, because this is a comment board and not a blackboard, so it’s a one-off.

            Or a two-off. While we’re here, the past tense of ‘lead’ is ‘led’, not ‘lead’ (which is Pb). One of your more frequent sins. Two for the price of one – you’re welcome.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 9:23 am #

            Indeed LarasDad. It’s such a waste of a good brain. I sometimes think Janos would make an inspiring history teacher, for instance, if only everything entering and exiting his brain didn’t pass through a xenophobic filter.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

            Which is more applicable, the singular or the plural in this case? How do you know what I intended? I don’t even know myself!

            And how often is there is just one parameter for a given situation? It seems that the plural has a far wider scope for the most part.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

            Janos

            I really can’t believe I’m having to explain this.

            ” I would change these criterion a bit…”

            ‘These’ is plural; ‘criterion’ is singular. You would not say ‘I’m going to change these picture a bit’ (I trust).

            I would like to change ‘these criteria’ or ‘this criterion’.

            I am genuinely confused as to your confusion.

            ‘Criteria’ has not yet reached the same point as ‘data’ in its treatment in English. It will probably get there, because language is like that. But for the moment, ‘criterion’ remains the correct singular and ‘criteria’ the correct plural.

            I’m not saying any of this in with schoolmarmish intent, BTW. You wanted to know so I’ve explained.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

            I agree and therefore I’m not that wrong – just ahead of the curve here as in so many ways. And I think we’ll settle on criterion. That’s what I hear more often.

            Yes, I did ask – though not initially as you may recall. But it is good to know. I do try for proper usage and don’t make mistake just to annoy people, except Q on occasion.

            Oh, I did say these didn’t I? That settles it.

  37. FincaInTheMountains January 29, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

    Brief summary of the international situation as was generated by the Hillary Flying Monkeys

    Davos demonstrated a rivalry for the Golden Cap of Bastinda between the old and experienced Monkey named Merkel and a young, energetic Monkey named Macron.

    The most dangerous conflict is of course Ukraine, primarily because in Ukraine the Clinton’s USA together with the 4th Reich managed to create a cancerous tumor of a real Nazi state that came out of the control of its creators and can only be removed surgically.

    But this time Russia does not feel the desire to work as a surgeon for free and to normalize the situation in Ukraine can only a miracle. Kurt Volker, javelins and downed planes are tactics, pretexts for slipping into the abyss, but not the abyss itself.

    Nevertheless, the attempts of the Clintonoids to provoke a military conflict between Russia and Ukraine in order to use it against Trump can lead to success and to a direct military confrontation between Russia and the US, up to a nuclear war.

    In addition, in Ukraine, Russia suffered such damage that inevitably there will be a question about who pays for the broken dishes, and personally I think that Germany should pay for everything as the main initiator of the disaster, and this time with money, not with the lives of the Germans. The good news is that Davos demonstrated that this idea can even get the support of Trump’s America.

    Another hot spot is the so-called Suwalki Gap, and when the British Defense Minister recently claimed that Russia can attack Britain much earlier than everyone thinks, he meant that according to their previous calculations, Russia in response to the blocking of the railway communication with Kaliningrad and military attacks on this Russian enclave, employs polite people in the Baltic, but will not attack the British Isles proper, and now the intelligence has reported – yes it will!

    There is also a tangle of interests of Syria, Turkey, Libya, Iran and Israel in the Greater Middle East, but it seems there Clintonoids, playing the Kurdish card, shot themselves in the foot. And while the situation does not clear up in this part of the world, the only result that I can note is that, contrary to their own will, the Clintonoids, by their lawlessness, created conditions there for the most fruitful cooperation between the Trump’s America and Putin’s Russia.

    The conflict with North Korea was inherited by Trump from Truman, but if the US Congress did not adopt the notorious law on anti-Russian sanctions and the javelins remained outside the reach of the Kiev Nazis, Trump could count on cooperation with Putin in trying to persuade Kim Jong Un to refrain from nuclear missile tests and not to demonstrate his potential too clearly. And now it is too late and North Korea from the area of possible cooperation returned to the role that it played in 1950, but this time if the US unleashes a war on the Korean Peninsula their losses will be comparable to the losses of both Koreas, since Kim Jong Un as far as I understand, it can already reach New York and Washington, not to speak of Los Angeles and Seattle.

    • JotSingh January 30, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

      Germany is only a limited sovereign country. Their foreign policy is dictated by Washington. Hence, they will pay like they are now paying for the US invasion of Iraq/Syria/Afghanistan and the resulting flood of refugees. These refugees are in Europe because we are destroying their countries.

      Now, Did Americans meddle in the internal affairs of Ukraine? Yes. The American agents of influence would prefer different language to describe their activities — democratic assistance, democracy promotion, civil society support, blah, blah, blah, the usual agit/prop horses droppings – but their work, however labeled, seeks to influence political change in Ukraine.

      To refresh your memory, Patricia Nuland, the foul mouthed State Department emissary who oversaw how a new government in Ukraine should be constituted. It lays bare the subversive meddling agenda of Washington in Ukrainian internal affairs. That was an illegal breach of international rules of sovereignty. Nuland finishes her phone call like a gangster ordering a hit on a rival, referring to incompetent European interference in Ukraine with disdain – “Fuck the EU.”

      She paved the way for corporate America to feed on the resource rich country. The next step was to sent military advisors to that country.
      No wonder Putin freaks out.

      Why should Germany pay for the inept foreign policy of the Americans? The Germans would rather trade with Russia. Ask former Chancellor Gerhardt Schröder.

  38. tucsonspur January 29, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    Well, McCabe is out. Like Obama’s m’n’ms, Make no Mistake.
    The FBI, DOJ and all the exposed players have clearly shown their intent, both before and after the election. An obsessive intent to topple Trump by any means.

    Alexei Navalny in Russia, the anti Putin protester, has just been released after being arrested. Yeah, only the good get arrested and maybe die young. When will Hillary’s rabid hounds be rounded up and put away?

    Time for a purge without the dirge. A forceful, bold example must show that corruption of our governmental institutions will not be tolerated. Lock up Hillary’s pernicious pack.

    • tucsonspur January 29, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

      MAGA not MAKA.

      Trump could become the chief satellite in the GPS. Align the US and the world with moral centric coordinates along with sound economic and political positions.

      Will he be the Great Gyrocompass of Gotham, or the Great Generator of Greed?

    • FincaInTheMountains January 29, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

      The US is currently on the brink of a civil war, and Hillary Clinton’s supporters are trying to distract the attention of the public from incontrovertible evidence of the Clinton coup d’etat, accusing Trump of wanting(!) to fire the special prosecutor Mueller.

      The aforementioned evidence is a correspondence between two functionaries of the “Deep State” and part-time employees of the FBI Page and Strzok, the latter being very high-ranking and it was he who bleached Hillary Clinton from the charges of Servergate and then fabricated the Russian-gate against Trump.

      The scandal turned out to be pretty impressive, but if six months ago, when Trump on his birthday received a number of presents, among which was a bullet to his close friend and the Republican Party’s whip in Congress, Skalise combined with voting in the Senate on anti-Russian and simultaneously anti-Trump law, he was completely alone, now Trump is defended by the above-mentioned Skalise, as well as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, Republican Congress leader Kevin McCarthy and chairman of the congressional investigation committee Trey Gowdy, who untwisted Servergate and is familiar with the criminal aspects of Strzok activities.

      • tucsonspur January 29, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

        Yes, a sneaky, slimy, stealthy coup attempt and the evidence is there, and yes, Trump must build his alliances. Scalise prayed as he crawled away and then he saw the light.

        Hopefully Dunford has many allies, as many will be needed, along with police alliances, to limit the carnage and enforce the crackdown on ensuing civil disruption.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

      Trump needs to call for volunteers. Deputize a couple of million White Men and the Tide would turn.

  39. VCS January 29, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

    Jim,
    I share your disappointment with the sleazy, smug, corrupt D’s. But you’ve gone overboard here.
    Your dismissive, one-sided smear of the Mueller investigation is equally disappointing.

    • tucsonspur January 29, 2018 at 4:03 pm #

      What? Should Trump agree to be interviewed by Mueller? Hell no, Horseface should be corralled into Trump’s office, hogtied, and then questioned by Trump for days as the hay is withheld.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

        With an Inquisitor on hand, with his kit of the Instruments of Art.

        • tucsonspur January 29, 2018 at 5:59 pm #

          Dilly!, Dilly! I like the Bud commercial with the old sorcerer, who can grant immortality, but the King chooses more Bud. Conveys the feeling. Dilly!, Dilly!

          • San Jose January 29, 2018 at 6:52 pm #

            Mueller should be sent to the pit of misery! Dilly, Dilly!

      • Elrond Hubbard January 30, 2018 at 11:47 am #

        Nothing wrong with a little barroom talk.

        The problem comes when the barroom sensibility overrides the rule of law. That’s when we’ll all be sorry.

  40. 100th Avatar January 29, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

    How exactly are you uncomfortable with the deep state apparatus when so many of your predictions involved the deep state taking Trump out pre/post election?

    Almost welcoming it. Hoping for it.

    I think people are uncomfortable that it has come to full light. They understand the enormity, now, of a completely bankrupt power structure. The extent of lawlessness at all levels. They knew it existed, but always hoped it would remain a question. That they could keep a lid on it. Not anymore.

    Power in the US is ultimately administered by career deep-state bureaucratic actors directed by the regime in control. What is the old cliche about sausage? Don’t want to see it made?

    • tucsonspur January 29, 2018 at 6:20 pm #

      Yes, enormous stuff, it seems at first that Trump’s side has the moral high ground, at least temporarily. You know, calling the system rigged, disparaging the politicians, etc.

  41. Ishabaka January 29, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

    Try to imagine the weeping, wailing, moaning and gnashing of teeth that would have occured if President Hillary had won in 2016 and; 14 months later, Donald Trump was leading a “Resistance”, including reading an excerpt from a popular book critical of Hillary during the Grammy Awards ceremony.

    • Q. Shtik January 29, 2018 at 5:14 pm #

      reading an excerpt from a popular book critical of Hillary during the Grammy Awards ceremony. – Ish

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

      I don’t watch entertainment award shows. What is the take away?

    • FincaInTheMountains January 29, 2018 at 5:39 pm #

      If President Hillary had won in 2016, Donald Trump and his entire family would have been lucky to get an asylum in Scotland.

      The Witch had taken a huge offense when, instead of serving as a Republican spoiler (just like Ross Perot did at her request in 92), the Donald took his assignment too seriously.

      The rest is History.

      • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 6:04 pm #

        “If President Hillary had won in 2016, Donald Trump and his entire family would have been lucky to get an asylum in Scotland.”

        No chance. He’s given Scotland a white elephant of a loss-making, habitat-damaging golf course in Aberdeenshire that provided about 150 of the 6000 jobs promised, and has insulted everyone concerned.

        theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/08/trump-golf-course-has-ruined-dunes-habitat

        No, he’d have been much happier buying some tasteless bit of mock Tudor real estate in the English home counties.

        Although I can see that ‘an asylum’ might be more appropriate than ‘asylum’, especially if he’d lost, but they’re all shut down 🙂

        • outsider January 30, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

          GA,

          I wonder how many millions of birds have been killed by the hundreds of windmills there that are little but an eyesore which make constant noise?

          As for Trump’s golf course, the locals never permitted him to finish the project, so it’s no wonder only 150 jobs have been created. Like other seaside courses there, his course is a ‘links,’ which are designed, as much as possible, to blend into the natural topography, causing few environmental issues, and seldom requiring water.

          Using the logic of The Guardian’s article, then I suppose they should close down and dig up St. Andrews and Carnoustie. But I don’t think the locals would go for that idea. People throughout the UK are golf nuts. They would have liked a new golf course if it wasn’t for Trump and the big resort with the big hotels he had planned.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2018 at 11:24 am #

            outsider

            The beaches at Carnoustie and St Andrews didn’t have dunes that were designated as conservation areas, which is the issue in the Guardian article. (I lived in Carnoustie when I was a littl’un and popped by last year, and St Andrews is just up the road from me – both are still fine!)

            And I don’t think water would ever be an issue in Aberdeenshire – if only…

            Offshore wind power is BIG in Scotland – it’s not just a noise. I have holidayed a couple of times on the Solway Firth, which also has extensive offshore windfarms – you can’t remotely hear them from land (and with a light Scottish mist you can’t even see them!). Also, many people like them, visually. People who complain about them don’t tend to live beside coal mines, nuclear power stations or the Athabasca tar sands.

            offshorewindscotland.org.uk/

            A lot more wildlife will be killed by climate change than by wind turbines – not a few birds are killed by planes.

            As an almost total aside, I re-read the Graun article and a few of the comments. I’m still laughing at this one:

            “Seriously what is it with Trump supporters accusing anyone who isn’t in their camp of being into Isis? Trump is a grade A cockwomble and Isis are a bunch of murderous twatbadgers. It’s possible to dislike both due to their complete fuckwittery.”

            I’ve just laughed again. 🙂

          • Q. Shtik January 31, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

            cockwomble, twatbadgers, fuckwittery.

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

            Oh, this is so great. I must mark it down for future use. When I looked up the definitions I noticed someone with the screen name Sweaty Bum Crack was involved. That’s a classic all by itself.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2018 at 1:19 pm #

            Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did, Q. 🙂

          • Elrond Hubbard January 31, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

            GreenAlba: “not a few birds are killed by planes.”

            Don’t underestimate the birds: they even the score against the planes from time to time. Who’s to say they’re not cooking up their anti-wind turbine strategy as well?

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2018 at 3:33 pm #

            Elrond

            “Don’t underestimate the birds: they even the score against the planes from time to time.”

            Well indeed. Wasn’t that the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ scenario?

            “Who’s to say they’re not cooking up their anti-wind turbine strategy as well?”

            Where’s the new Hitchcock when you need him/her?

            And there are swings and roundabouts, as with so many human endeavours.

            independent.co.uk/environment/offshore-wind-farms-create-reef-effect-perfect-for-marine-wildlife-esp…

            “Offshore wind farms create ‘reef effect’ perfect for marine wildlife – especially seals.”

    • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 5:44 pm #

      In fairness, Trump did say that he’d only respect the outcome of the election if he won, so who knows where we’d be now if he hadn’t?

      Even having won, he didn’t have the good grace to accept that Horrible Hillary did at least win the popular vote, and insisted on pretending that 3 million dead souls voted. He’s even a sore winner, so we can only imagine what kind of loser he’d have made.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

        No. He said he’d decide after the election whether it was fair or not. Apparently millions of illegals voted in the breakaway Republic Of California. This can’t be allowed to happen again. They need to be either brought to heel, with Federal Troops if need be, or let go.

        Hillary and the Democratic Cult didn’t accept the results of the election despite her making a big deal about how that is the right thing to do. And despite her unfair advantage of the illegal vote.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

          Will California join with Mexico? Totally up in the air. Mexico is a very complicated place. The Southerners and the Northerners don’t get along for some reason. Anyone know? The Southerners are allied with the Aryan Brotherhood in the Gulags.

          Could it have anything to do with the Aztec/Maya split? That’s real but it’s probably something else entirely.

          My guess is that they’ll try to stay attached to the American teat for as long as possible, a de facto territory like Puerto Rico even if still officially a state.

        • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 6:07 pm #

          “Apparently millions of illegals voted in the breakaway Republic Of California.”

          Of course they did – millions of them 🙂 Even though it was proven that this was complete nonsense after it was investigated.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 6:10 pm #

            “Apparently”. That’s really funny.

          • FincaInTheMountains January 29, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

            Did the FBI Page and Strzok do the proving?

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 6:33 pm #

            factcheck.org/2016/10/trumps-bogus-voter-fraud-claims/

            time.com/4669899/illegal-citizens-voting-trump/

            “Election officials agree that there is no serious problem of non-citizen voting in our elections. The National Association of Secretaries of State, *whose Republican-majority membership* includes the chief elections officers of 40 states, said they “are not aware of any evidence that supports the voter fraud claims made by President Trump.”

        • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 6:09 pm #

          “He said *he’d decide* after the election whether it was fair or not.”

          I’ve seen kids in school playgrounds behave like that too.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 8:49 pm #

            It’s a common strategy in life in all kinds of areas and situations. You’ve done in many times as have I.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 7:16 am #

            Speak for yourself. Some of us are honourable. It’s the way we were brought up.

      • FincaInTheMountains January 29, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

        Hillary did at least win the popular vote

        She didn’t, she just stole it using the Administrative resource of the “Obama” Administration which she, using Deep State, hijacked in June of 2016.

        • outsider January 30, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

          Take away California and Trump won by 1.5 million. Since Cal. wants to leave the union anyway, and are now engaging in nullification, their votes shouldn’t count. And, since the poll workers were against Trump, I wonder how many looked the other way when the illegals voted. The popular vote doesn’t mean squat – Thankfully!

  42. 100th Avatar January 29, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    Democracy Dies in Darkness? Yes it does, courtesy of The WaPost, NY Times and other media outlets of record and its agenda driven coverage sold to them by the government.

    Clearly the ends justify the means.

    Soon we will all learn that, or at least sold a story where, the FBI did what it had done by order of the Obama regime so as to protect us all from Russian influence in the Trump presidency.

    Illegal spying, wiretaps, investigations, smear campaigns… all of it.

    They had our nation’s best interest at heart.

    And the people will believe it, because not believing it is far worse.
    It means you have capitulated to life in a police state.

  43. Pucker January 29, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

    Americans don’t seem to be interested in Reality anymore….

    “A double standard was boldly displayed on the bulletin board of Balboa High School in San Francisco in March 1990. An assistant principal posted the following notice: “Essay Contest: African-American students who earned a D, F, or Incomplete on the final report for the fall semester or on the first report of the spring semester are eligible to enter an essay contest. The topic is ‘What I would Do with a Million Dollars.’ … The first prize will be a $ 100 U.S. savings bond.” 936 One wonders, first, why only blacks could enter the contest and, second, whether it is wise to reward poor schoolwork with a chance to win $ 100. The latest educational double standard—promoted almost exclusively by blacks—is that the public schools should be resegregated. Black boys, it is said, will be better off if they are taught in schools that are segregated by both race and sex, and if their educations are centered on Africa. Separatist schools of this kind have been promoted in New York, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Baltimore, and have even won the endorsement of President George Bush and Mayor David Dinkins of New York. 937 By 1991, several cities had made all the preparations for such “African Immersion” schools, only to be forbidden by courts from excluding girls and students of other races. 938 Detroit, in particular, had gone full speed ahead. It had given several schools new names—Malcolm X Academy, Marcus Garvey Academy, Paul Robeson Academy—and established a curriculum that would make Africa the center of nearly every subject. Nearly two thirds of Detroit’s black boys fail to graduate from high school, twice the rate for black girls. In some neighborhoods, 70 to 80 percent of schoolchildren are reared by single mothers, so the thinking was that all-male schools with male teachers would give black boys a better start on education. 939 When a court ruled that separate public schools for boys would discriminate against girls, three hundred Detroit protesters gathered in front of Detroit’s Federal Building to complain that the ruling was “racist.” Since Detroit public schools are virtually all-black, racial segregation was not even an issue. 940 Because of court orders, what were to be Detroit’s all-male schools have accepted a handful of girls. 941 This does not change the Afrocentric character of their curricula, which may be academically dubious. Pat Browne, a black woman who is in charge of multicultural education for the Indianapolis school system, tells high-school students that Africans had sailed to America “two thousand years before anyone had ever heard of Columbus.942 Claims like this are the mainstay of the model Afrocentric program that was developed for the Portland, Oregon, schools and is now being introduced in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C., as well as Indianapolis. The underlying theme is that every cultural advance of any worth was the work of Africans but that non-Africans have stolen the glory. “Eurocentric” history credits the Greeks with achievements that are due to the Egyptians who are claimed to be black. Even mathematics can be made African. As the principal of what had become Malcolm X Academy in Detroit explains, “My approach is, don’t turn in a lesson plan in math unless you show the pyramids and how black people were involved.” 943 Basir Mchawi, who was hired by a New York City school district to produce an “Africa-centered” curriculum, had little to say about biology in his proposal, but what he did say was out of the ordinary: “Attention will be given to great biological scientists from the African world, such as Imhotep, Charles Drew, and Daniel Hale Williams.” Likewise, students would be taught about the effects of “certain behaviors on their bodies,” such as living on potato chips and Pepsi during pregnancy, and smoking crack cocaine. 944 Afrocentrists are eager to teach young black Americans hieroglyphics, Egyptian cleansing rituals, and numerology—not things that employers are likely to care very much about. Wade Nobles, who runs the Manhood Development and Training Program for black high-school students in Oakland, explains the reasons for this approach: “When we educate a black man, we’re not educating him for a job; we’re educating him for eternity.” 945.

    Jared Taylor
    Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America

    • Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 6:04 pm #

      So inspiring. We Whites were just living in Caves when their Pyramid Space Ships were cruising the galaxy.

    • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 6:45 pm #

      “Americans don’t seem to be interested in Reality anymore….”

      Some of them don’t seem too interested in copyright infringement either.

      • elysianfield January 29, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

        “Some of them don’t seem too interested in copyright infringement either.”

        Alba,
        That post was uncalled for.

        • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

          elysianfield

          How much of that book has been copy-pasted on here over the weeks?

          ‘Fair use’ is an actual thing.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 7:55 pm #

            And is generally limited to about 300 words in total.

            He did provide an acknowledgement of the source, though 🙂

          • Pucker January 29, 2018 at 8:52 pm #

            The Copyright Act of 1976 offers several examples of fair use, such as copying for “purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research.”

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 7:24 am #

            Pucker

            It’s still limited and if it’s over a small amount it requires the specific permission of the publisher.

            I used to teach. Back then we had cupboards full of photocopied worksheets. Under the directions of the head of department, they were recycled with due panic when a school inspection was announced, lest Her Majesty’s Inspectors dob in the school. Things have tightened up copyright-wise since then, since there is so much money to be made from suing people and organisations.

            theguardian.com/technology/2008/nov/27/internet-photography

        • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

          Also, I’ve been admonished by Janos for not amusing him enough, so I don’t think a flippant remark about copy-pasting huge chunks of copyrighted material is out of order, in the comedic scheme of things. Janos does it too, although the sites he quotes from would probably like the publicity.

          Remember they got Al Capone for tax evasion 🙂

          Large amounts of quite repulsive misogynistic text is found on this site too on many an occasion. I find that ‘uncalled for’ but I don’t lower myself to respond to it because I refuse to engage with stuff like that.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2018 at 8:31 pm #

            *are* found…

          • Pucker January 29, 2018 at 10:09 pm #

            “Contrary to what many people believe, there is no absolute word limit on fair use. For example, copying 200 words from a work of 300 words wouldn’t be fair use. However, copying 2,000 words from a work of 500,000 words might be fair. It all depends on the circumstances.

            To preserve the free flow of information, authors are given more leeway when using material from factual works (scholarly, technical, or scientific works) than works of fancy, such as novels, poems, and plays.”

          • K-Dog January 29, 2018 at 11:59 pm #

            You should have been here in the day when comments could not be commented on and trolls from the outfit Snowden worked for in Hawaii would bomb us with random text blocks cobbled together from random Chinese newspaper clippings.

            In Chinese. Janos went by Vlad then. Pucker was here then too.

            And I was about to get a peek down the rabbit hole because I snooped to much. Sort of like the peek Galileo Galilei was shown when he viewed the instruments of torture in 1610. Now the instruments are electronic.

            And I was diabolical enough to discover how GCHQ fills in the American legal snooping hole. All on my own.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 7:26 am #

            “Contrary to what many people believe, there is no absolute word limit on fair use. For example, copying 200 words from a work of 300 words wouldn’t be fair use. However, copying 2,000 words from a work of 500,000 words might be fair. It all depends on the circumstances.”

            It depends entirely on what the publishers said when you asked for permission to use their content.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 7:33 am #

            K-dog

            Was the GCHQ connection not made public at some point? Maybe around extraordinary rendition time? I can’t really remember, but your sleuthing skills are admirable!

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 7:46 am #

            “To preserve the free flow of information, authors are given more leeway when using material from factual works (scholarly, technical, or scientific works) than works of fancy, such as novels, poems, and plays.”

            Scholarly, technical and scientific works are what I earn my daily crust at. If an author uses more than a few hundred words of directly quoted material, I have to direct the permissions team to obtain permission if s/he hasn’t done so. And technically speaking, we should check the individual publisher’s policy for any quoted material at all that’s still in copyright.

            But my original comment was entirely light-hearted – interesting that it generated so much follow-up. I don’t really think anyone will pursue you. That involves having staff to look for this stuff and the return being worth the investment.

            And the kind of people you quote would presumably like to see their view on the world propagated anyway, even if it loses them a few dollars in the short term.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 9:43 am #

            AND I have a suspicion that the person hosting the site would be liable, not the poster, just as it’s the publisher and not the author who carries the can for misdemeanours. 🙂

            But, as I said, I was pulling your leg. Humour is often lacking in true zealots.

          • K-Dog January 30, 2018 at 10:20 am #

            It was later made public by way of the ‘Intercept’ as have been many of the techniques and electronic toys used. No surprise to me at that point that nobody cared. I already knew having learned the hard way that it was all too abstract for the general public to care about and that mass-media was locked down to prevent any revelation by a beleaguered dog.

            Nobody gave a hoot when it was revealed that GCHQ was king of the web-cam to circumvent domestic surveillance restrictions. For me once it had been necessary that the rare anomally of ‘contact’ (fuckification) be established for obedience training purposes (program defense) a feedback loop was established. A feedback loop I could in part control to get some answers to some questions. I am an engineer. I know about feedback loops and test signals. I did some testing.

  44. Pucker January 29, 2018 at 6:07 pm #

    “When John Leo of U.S. News & World Report telephoned seven different Egyptologists to ask whether the ancient Egyptians were black, every one told him they were not, but none would agree to be quoted. As one explained, the subject is “politically too hot” to be talked about openly. 946”

    Jared Taylor
    Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America

  45. FincaInTheMountains January 29, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

    Kevin McCarthy and Trey Gowdy on this Sunday gave extensive interviews with Fox5 and Meet the Press that did not leave any hopes for the Democrats to mop up the investigation of the anti-Trump conspiracy in the FBI and the Mueller Commission, as well as a new criminal case recently opened against the Clinton Foundation.

    Moreover, a significant part of the remaining Sunday programs was devoted to Trump’s economic success and only Channel 7 continued to roll in anti-Trump hysteria.

    That signifies the cardinal change in the position of the American media, following the fundamental changes in the situation political, and recalling Trump’s birthday, I come to the conclusion that this time Trump will push the pedal to the metal and pour a bucket of water on Bastinda, just like Ellie did.

    The most unfortunate circumstance in this entire affair is that since 1992, America has lost the intellectual potential necessary to overcome the crisis, and “experts” can not even formulate problems in order to start discussing them.

  46. Pucker January 29, 2018 at 6:16 pm #

    “One element of the special education plans for black students would be consideration of “black English” as the language of instruction. 951 Black English, the dialect spoken in the ghetto, got official notice in 1979, when a Detroit court ordered schools to recognize it as a “distinct, definable version of English” 952—this in spite of increasing evidence that constructions such as “twice as less” keep children from understanding the quantitative relations that are essential in science and math. 953 No one claims that the incorrect speech of uneducated whites is a distinct and valid form of English. A prominent champion of black English was recently welcomed to the U.C. Berkeley English Department. One of June Jordan’s slogans is, “If it’s wrong in standard English, it’s probably right in black English.” This, in effect, means that it is all right for blacks to speak incorrectly. When Miss Jordan was hired, she was reported to be looking forward to liberating freshmen students of all races from the tyranny of standard, white English. 954”.

    Jared Taylor
    Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America

    • elysianfield January 30, 2018 at 12:02 am #

      Puck,
      Obviously you find the book engaging…as have I. These quotes wash over the non-believers as would a dousing of hot tar…very uncomfortable, difficult to ignore, and hard to forget the experience once the metaphorical (direct observation/life experience) feathers are added

      Jared Taylor is like Harry Truman, in that he does not give ’em Hell, he just tells the truth on them and it sounds like Hell….

  47. Pucker January 29, 2018 at 6:27 pm #

    Wasn’t it the movie “Bananas” in which Feilding Mellish (played by Woody Allen) is an NYU “Black Studies Major” and failed products tester who goes to the “Shithole” Banana Republic of San Macros to join the peasant revolution in order impress an American College co-ed and get into her panties?

  48. Pucker January 29, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

    The only Rap and “Voice of the Oppressed” that I listen to is “Vanilla”.

    m.youtube.com/watch?v=rog8ou-ZepE

    “In May 1992, a rap singer named Sister Souljah was quoted in a newspaper interview as saying, “if black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?” She also observed that there might be some good white people, but she had never met one. Her remarks reflected not uncommon attitudes among blacks, which have been encouraged by constant media portrayals of whites as racists.”

    • outsider January 30, 2018 at 8:09 pm #

      Statements like that led to Bill Clinton’s “Sister Souljah” moment, when he was campaigning against GHWB in ’92. She teed it up for him and Bill drove it out of the park with his criticism of her. It worked out so well for him, maybe won him another percent or two of the white vote, that I think that they were probably in collusion together.

  49. Pucker January 29, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

    From my reading, it looks like basically the “Black Experience” in the US is about 80% of black males being birthed by unemployed single parent mothers who sit in front of the TV living on a diet of potato chips and Pepsi. The black males find themselves unable to speak English sitting in classrooms where they don’t understand what the teacher is writing on the board and they can’t understand their lessons. They fail all their tests. The media and society teaches them to hate white people. They discover that they can coerce white people with violence and charging white people with “Racism”, which can also be used as a foil for their own irresponsibility and bad behavior. The corrupt Black Leadership abuses them by eroding standards of black education and providing corrupt inept leadership.

    Is this basically correct?

    • elysianfield January 29, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

      Puck,
      Many, maybe even most but not all are as dysfunctional as you post. This has been my experience.

      • Pucker January 29, 2018 at 7:48 pm #

        Ben Carson is impressive.

  50. Janos Skorenzy January 29, 2018 at 7:25 pm #

    Listening to two underclass overweight low IQ females on the bus sitting behind me. They have protocols in place for when they date the same man at the same time. If one breaks up with him, that doesn’t mean the other one has or has to. They were reviewing the particulars of the policy as one of them seemed to have forgotten them.

    They also naturally accept dating more than one man at a time and dating women as well. One is reminded of Freud’s Polymorphous Perversity.

    Come quickly Lord Cthulu!

    And if You influence Trump to remain Strong in his resolve against DACA, I will sacrifice one hundred virgin goats and cocks writhing in their own blood in your honor. No wait – I’m supposed to be one of the good guys and therefore against Cthulu.

    • messianicdruid January 29, 2018 at 11:16 pm #

      “Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; and do not mention the name of other gods, nor let them be heard from your mouth.” Exodus 23:13

      • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 12:56 am #

        Only you thought of Christ! Bravo. But God has many names, but He made you deep but narrow so you will never see that in this lifetime.

        • messianicdruid January 30, 2018 at 11:17 am #

          I have many names. Multiple monikers for the One God is not the issue. Multiple rule-makers causing chaos and oppression is.

    • K-Dog January 30, 2018 at 12:16 am #

      Cthulu? That is an extreme reaction.

      I suggest you choke the chicken and get the ‘females’ off your mind. Think about the one you liked most when you make the face.

    • elysianfield January 30, 2018 at 12:36 am #

      “Listening to two underclass overweight low IQ females on the bus sitting behind me.”

      Janos,
      You still ride the bus? You have my sympathy….

      • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 12:53 am #

        We’re all supposed to be riding the bus. Mr Kunstler said cars destroyed America. I’m beginning to doubt your Orthodoxy: Ortho or correct and doxy, belief. What shall I use first, the thumb screws or the Gulliver crusher to drive out bad thoughts?

        How does that old song go? People. Who need people. Are the LUCKIEST people of all.

        • pequiste January 30, 2018 at 7:10 am #

          Would never have imagined Janos to be a fan of Brabra Streisand.

          youtube.com/watch?v=D8L-lrqm1vk

          Got to admit, whatever one’s personal philosophy, that she has some great set of pipes.

          • pequiste January 30, 2018 at 7:13 am #

            And no matter how much we may need people, here in the U.S.S.A, we are not going to be so lucky with the storm front that approaches.

          • elysianfield January 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

            Pequiste,
            Listen to her rendition of “A Woman In Love”…Her depth and power are…exquisite.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 11:53 pm #

            She owns something like a half mile of California beach. One time a plane flew over, doing some kind of environmental survey. She freaked out in rage, calling the State Capital, cursing and threatening. She was told what it was. Didn’t matter. She’s special! She OWNS that beach in the ultimate sense. She doesn’t get that no own anything in that sense, not really. In fact we don’t even own our own bodies like that. Shhh, whispering – we don’t even own ourselves….

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2018 at 8:54 am #

            The Streisand effect.

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

            As less shouty people know, ‘least said, soonest mended’.

        • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 8:32 am #

          “We’re all supposed to be riding the bus. Mr Kunstler said cars destroyed America.”

          Wow. Janos. A comment I can get behind 🙂

          And at my age they give me a nice card with a Saltire on it and I can ‘ride’ the bus anywhere in the entire country for nothing. Right up to John o’Groats and south as far as Carlisle, over the border, where there be dragons.

          They’re hybrids (the buses, not the dragons), they’re warm, and they have free WiFi. What’s not to like?

          • outsider January 30, 2018 at 11:29 am #

            And the UK taxpayers are paying for your ride, GA. Our senior discounts in the US are usually given on ability to pay, which I can, so I don’t ask for them. I don’t want to be unkind, but do you feel at all guilty?

          • outsider January 30, 2018 at 11:44 am #

            ‘Black Pigeon’ just released a new video. He showed how East Asians take great pride in their new safe subway systems, and clean up after themselves. But in some Western cities, and he concentrated on the Tube in London, (BP did spend considerable time there), they are filled with homeless low-lifes who, at night, are looking to mug you for drug money, or feel no shame when shitting on the floor inside one of the cars.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

            outsider

            I thought that might be suggested. No, I don’t, for a number of reasons.

            Firstly, if it were calculated on income, I’d probably get it anyway.

            Secondly, decades of my hard-earned cash went to the bus company before I got my dividend.

            Thirdly, the taxpayers in the cars are polluting the air I breathe and not paying the external costs, which I am therefore subsidising (that includes treatment for respiratory illnesses).

            Fourthly, although I CAN go wherever I want in the country, in practice we’re really talking about my city. And these days I’m not on the bus much unless I’m off providing free childcare, enabling two people to work and pay taxes.

            Fifthly, I’m a taxpayer too, despite my exceedingly modest income.

            But besides all that, I wouldn’t complain for a second if they charged me. But I’d like a smart card that isn’t a season ticket because I only use the bus a couple of times a week. That doesn’t exist and I don’t want to go back to bowls full of coins.

            Personally I’ve always said I think accompanied children should travel free, to encourage families to use buses and leave the car at home. Currently under fives don’t pay and kids get their trip to school free. I’d be more than happy to subsidise the families, even though no-one subsidised me when I was at that stage.

            And if it weren’t for the subsidised bus trips for older people, some of the bus companies would collapse.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

            I don’t mean my respiratory illnesses, BTW, but the number of people whose health is affected by diesel fumes is enormous.

        • elysianfield January 30, 2018 at 4:03 pm #

          Janos,
          If anything, I am not…orthodox. In Oakland, if you had a badge, you were encouraged to ride the city bus…no fare by City Ordinance. After selling my E-Type, I picked up a Mustang…a screaming 289 with three deuces…Oh Yeah….

          I now drive lean and green…VW diesel pickup…40mpg. My sins will soon be forgiven.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 12:08 am #

            Those sins perhaps. But what about the pawnbreaking? I’ve had a lot of dealing with this Tribe. A bigger bunch of knaves is hard to imagine outside of College Administration. But I have found one or two honest men. One guy doesn’t count because while honest, he insinuates I am a criminal every time I go in. He hates what he imagines to be my wealth and begrudges my insouciance. Capital crimes in my book.

          • elysianfield January 31, 2018 at 11:16 am #

            Janos,
            What you say regarding pawn broking is true in most instances…I’ve met many brokers that are avaricious scum, predators of the worst kind.

            The guy I sold my business to is a decent sort…hires retired cops to work the front end of the business.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2018 at 11:39 am #

            elysianfield

            Your sins may be forgiven, but it will be a while before VW are. 🙂

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_emissions_scandal

      • Elrond Hubbard January 30, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

        Re: two underclass etc.

        Once again, the perfect human specimen has spoken. We get it, Janos, we get it: you, and you alone, are the unblemished sum of all physical perfections, and thus the arbiter of all beauty. You’re Greek statuary with a pulse and the hope of a grateful populace. You don’t need to go rubbing it in.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 11:56 pm #

          You are learning, late but better than never. My feet are on the Earth and my Head is in the Heavens. You are no place, your feet up in the air and your head in the gutter. A real Nowhere Man or Utopian.

  51. Pucker January 29, 2018 at 9:12 pm #

    “Another reason why racism is so readily accepted as the explanation for black failure is that there appears to be no acceptable alternative. If whites are not forcing blacks into misery, they must be bringing it upon themselves. If whites are not holding blacks down, it might mean that they have risen as far as their inherent limitations permit. The possibility of black inferiority is the unacknowledged goblin that lurks in the background of every attempt to explain black failure. Part of the shrillness with which white racism is denounced stems from the belief that any letup in the struggle against it might leave room for a theory that is too dangerous to be contemplated.”

    Jared Taylor
    Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America

    • Walter B January 29, 2018 at 10:07 pm #

      Perhaps it is time that we caved in on the Reparations payment issue. The Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Ras Baraka has been leading marches and advocating Reparations in a big way lately. While there is no way that I would not fight to the death to keep from having to fund such a bullshit idea myself, I think I have stumbled upon a workable solution – have the Federal Reserve simply print up the cash and hand it out to them! What could be the downside anyway? They print the useless green shit up and hand it out to their banker buddies on Wall Street in the gazillions, so why not send a little to Raz and his buddies? I am sure that the money would find it’s way back into the economy and right quickly and in a few days, these parasites would not only have to STFU, they might even prove the point of why they are where they are socially and economically in the first place.

      • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2018 at 10:57 pm #

        Miller Beer Co. would have to brew up oceans more 40 ozers in a hurry, that’s for sure.

        Spinners rims for the ride, Kool cigarettes, weaves, 9mm ammo … reparations go in I’d but stock in all those manufacturers.

        brh

        • elysianfield January 30, 2018 at 12:35 am #

          BRH,
          In the early 70’s, one of the Eastern Oregon Indian Tribes received a settlement from the Federal Government for some outrage or another…every swinging-dick received a five figure amount. It was a feeding frenzy for several months, with “vendors” swarming around the reservation…money soon gone…vehicles in front yards destroyed or damaged…the word was that it was not necessarily a positive experience for the Indians. I’m sure some benefited…but not all.

      • elysianfield January 30, 2018 at 12:28 am #

        Walter,
        You are correct in that the money would wash back into the economy. It would not be a panacea, however, as the issue they complain of and hold close is white racism…the money would enable some to improve their lives, and would destroy the lives of many others. But when the money was gone, the white race would still be a target. Paying reparations is admitting guilt, and this historic white guilt would be even more codified into their culture.

        Consider that the issue is the acceptance of their condition…they might never accept blame for their own shortcomings…and whitey will always be available.

        • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2018 at 1:05 am #

          E.

          Recently read a ‘path to reparations’ might be Social Security Disability Payments, that is, claim based upon being unable to work and make a living because of racism, oppression, white supremacy and so on.

          Sounds promising! As good a grift as EBT cards, affirmative action, or amnesty for illegals.

          brh

          • pequiste January 30, 2018 at 7:05 am #

            Don’t forget YT’s largesse with Section 8 housing vouchers, and better still, public housing, or as Finca likes to call it: The West
            s “Coloured Projects.”

            As good a reparation as is any cash disbursement.

            Repatriation rather than reparations would be a preferred method of mitigating the situation.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

        Also give all Blacks college degrees so they don’t clog up the actual system – to the extent said system actually exists in any meaningful sense.

        • Walter B January 31, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

          Yes, just give them the diplomas, no need to attend classes. Sort of like the college football stars that come out to make and lose gazillions as pros, even though they cannot speak or write. Sounds like a plan, but once again, the Federal Reserve must simply print up the cash. Pissing away tax dollars is totally unacceptable.

  52. 100th Avatar January 29, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

    As president, do you never not own the stock market? In fact it owns you.

    For if the president intimated that things will get worse, or we are in need of a correction, everything tanks.

    There is no wiggle room, in fact, it is probably best for the president to intimate that he is doing everything to allow it to succeed and climb, that way if it does crash, “hey, it wasn’t me, I was doing everything to spur confidence and investment”

    If he talks about run-ups and corrections, we’re all f****d.

    • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2018 at 9:49 pm #

      I’ve been hearing about this correction for years now; in fact, the markets keep rising …

      brh

      • outsider January 30, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

        As Alan Greenspan once called it – “Irrational Exuberance.” Several years after his statement came the 2008 crash. The faster the market goes up, the faster it may come down!

        • Q. Shtik January 30, 2018 at 3:51 pm #

          “Irrational Exuberance.” Several years after his statement came the 2008 crash.

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

          Several = 12

          • outsider January 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

            Thanks for looking it up for me, Q. I guess I was too lazy to look it up myself. Hardly seems like 21 years ago.

  53. BuckP January 30, 2018 at 2:20 am #

    JHK writes “We are not far from a point where nobody will be able anything’s ng official has n the land.”
    I thought no we passed that point a little ng time ago.
    JFK Assassination (JFK security stripped, Oswald a patsy)
    Pentagon Papers
    Gulf oil of Tonkin false flag
    Nixon Sabotage Paris Peace Accords
    Watergate
    October Suprise (Delay of Iran hostage release)
    Iran Contra
    CIA importing cocaine into USA
    2000 Election Fraud
    9/11
    Patriot Act
    Iraq Invasion (no WMD’s)
    40 Trillion passing through US Government to unknow parties

    We are a banana republic already. The next official story to be true willl the first one!

  54. FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 3:35 am #

    FBI agents who were close to fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, said in the last few days that if he was fired without full retirement benefits, he would torch the FBI

    youtube.com/watch?v=Q7FG9g1u4Ug&t=110s

    The Fourth Crusade and the FBI Rebellion Against its Own Brass

    Here is what I wrote on November 6, 2016
    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/halloween-nation/#comment-283896

    Head of election campaign of Hillary Clinton, John Podesta turned out to be a Satanist, and his participation in all kinds of satanic rituals put out for everyone to see, and the Madame herself went to the Island of Pedophiles in Caribbean Sea, which is called “The Island of orgies.”

    And her husband, US President Bill Clinton was on the island as much as 20 times, and description of these orgies are on the computer of Huma Abedin’s husband with descriptions of rituals, which involved John Podesta, that reminded me the artistry of the Crusaders in Constantinople in 1204 that made me really sick for several months after reading about them.

    Moreover, these descriptions have made a very strong impression on the employees of the New York police department, who:

    a) have seen a lot and they are difficult to surprise by the description of any atrocities.

    b) passed the data to the FBI agents who, seeing them, rebelled and forced the head of the FBI to reopen the criminal case against Hillary Clinton, (because otherwise they would simply leak information to the press)

    c) forced the Catholic Church of the United States to announce Hillary Rodham Clinton the agent of Devil

    And the story was told by the head of US Special Forces and founder of Blackwater private military company Erik Prince, who also saw a lot of things, but he felt sick, having familiarized himself with the computer of Huma’s husband.

    A Sandersistas maintain that Sanders brother’s grandchildren were taken to the island and threatened in case of refusal of Bernie Sanders to endorse Hillary Clinton to use them in accordance with the rituals, in which John Podesta was involved.

    • San Jose January 30, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

      Fincaln,

      Per your recent criticism Elon Musk–there is an article in today’s San Jose Mercury News with the headline–“Steve Wozniak doesn’t believe a word Elon Musk or Tesla says,”

      Jen in San Jose

      P.S. There must be a good story behind your screen name?

  55. FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 3:49 am #

    Trump to Congress: you can stuff your sanctions up your arse and fuck off while you’re doing it!

    politico.com/amp/story/2018/01/29/russia-sanctions-white-house-congress-376813

    youtube.com/watch?v=nNRtG3G37mc

  56. pequiste January 30, 2018 at 7:22 am #

    I do not think that The Donald has ownership of the parabolic Wall Street phenomenon. even though he likes to think he is the responsible party.

    The swell folks over at Goldman Sachs (sacks of gold man!) and their alumni domestically; MUnchkin, Cohn, Henry Paulson, et. al.) plus world-wide ( Mario Draghi) are the driving force to milk this cow to the very last drop.

    • FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 9:38 am #

      I think he does.

      I think that the parabolic growth of the stock market has something to do with repatriation of offshore stashes under the threat of confiscation, with obligatory targeted investment into US stock market.

      Who bit my Apple?!

  57. FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 9:20 am #

    Yesterday, the Russian press, bought and paid for by Hillary, all day discussed the successes of Russian porn actors and new sanctions against Russia as something accomplished, and Trump took and screwed the sanctions over.

    They still will have to answer for Skalise.

  58. FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 9:41 am #

    I am not asking what happened to US Stock Market, but where’s Ol’ Scratch?

  59. FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 10:06 am #

    The “invisible hand” of Donald Trump in the offshore pockets of the Flying Monkeys shaking’em down for indemnities and reparations.

    It’s the West, baby, you don’t win the war just for champagne and hurrays!

  60. johngalt January 30, 2018 at 10:06 am #

    We stole the eye that sees us all and returned it to the 4th Amendment.

    -JG-

    dropbox.com/s/87fzihcicocmf99/No%20Constitutional%20Crisis.pdf?dl=0

  61. outsider January 30, 2018 at 10:16 am #

    I don’t know if a similar comment was written earlier by another commenter, but did you hear who is giving the black response to Trump’s SOTU speech tonight? None other than Auntie Maxine Waters, who was invited to do so by BET. It’s not the ‘official’ democrat response, but what does that say for the folks at BET to have such an incoherent race baiter as “Impeach 45” Mad Maxine giving a nationally televised response?

    There are plenty of qualified black congressional leaders, Cory Booker for instance, but they are giving a forum to HER! She may actually get better ratings than Trump just to watch the high comedy. No doubt she’d be better than Colbert. Just close your eyes when listening or you might be turned to stone.

  62. volodya January 30, 2018 at 10:17 am #

    Russian meddling by the numbers:

    100,000 dollars spent on facebook ads by Russian troll farms vs

    81 million dollars spent on facebook ads by Clinton and Trump together vs

    1 billion dollars on campaign ads during 2016 presidential campaign vs

    2.5 billion dollars in total for the campaign vs

    28 billion dollars in yearly facebook ad revenue.

    The numbers are self-explanatory. So let’s don’t be fucking ridiculous.

    Believe your own eyes, this is exactly what it looks like, an attempt by the Deep State to unseat a duly elected president first by invalidating the win by alleging aid from a supposedly hostile foreign power and then alleging collusion with this power and then miring the Administration with ceaseless investigative harassment, and then bringing it down when either the President or someone close to him steps on a legal booby-trap. Because sooner or later somebody will.

    In short, this is a coup by men with briefcases and law degrees. This time they’re bothering with appearances of legality and due process.

    But what about next time? Men with guns and tanks? Or will it be like last time, rifle shots at a motorcade?

    • FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 10:21 am #

      You don’t patriotically invest in US stock market?! You are a Russian agent, or even worse, a serial sexual harasser!

    • FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 10:27 am #

      And the rest of you? You weren’t robbed, you didn’t have anything to begin with!

    • K-Dog January 30, 2018 at 10:42 am #

      ‘miring the Administration with ceaseless investigative harassment

      That puts lipstick on a pig but you speculate. Nobody is behind any master plan here. It is a case of the Democratic party going piggy. Your explanation is after the fact.There are no bogeymen here. Only pigs.

      But they had not gone twenty yards when they stopped short. An uproar of voices was coming from the farmhouse. They rushed back and looked through the window again. Yes, a violent quarrel was in progress. There were shoutings, bangings on the table, sharp suspicious glances, furious denials. The source of the trouble appeared to be that Napoleon and Mr. Pilkington had each played an ace of spades simultaneously.

      Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

      And all the while Clover being two years past retirement age does not get to retire.

      • volodya January 30, 2018 at 10:56 am #

        Nobody can tell Republican from Democrat, civil servant from politician, all arms of the government, including the investigative and judicial, have become as pigs.

    • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2018 at 7:51 pm #

      $100,000 in Facebook ads?

      That’s what billionaire and Trump hater Tom Steyer spends for lunch on a single day.

      brh

      • elysianfield January 31, 2018 at 11:26 am #

        BRH,
        Recockulous!

        Had breakfast with three others once at the Peninsula Hotel located directly across from Trump Tower…one bowl of cornflakes, two bowls of Oatmeal, one sweet role with coffee…Just under $200 with the tip….

  63. FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 11:58 am #

    I hate to find out what happened to the FBI agents who forced Comey to reopen Hillary’s investigation 10 days before the election. – just to be closed again a few days later.

    Eternal Memory to the Unknown Heroes of new American Civil War

  64. ricksinger January 30, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    I hope my fellow JHK fans don’t misinterpret my remarks as trolling. I recognize the intellect and objectivity of the regular post commentators.

    I’m sure that my dissenting view won’t get me banned from this venue. Like most of you, I’ve accepted the “facts James presents ” as prima facie evidence of all that ails our society.

    I’ve been JHK reader since before his errant Y2K apocalypse prediction and his prediction in the Long Emergency that peak-oil will trigger a spiral into dystopia.

    But Jame’s interpretation of the facts hasn’t had a very good track record. His eloquence and command of the English language is a class by itself.

    Unfortunately, JHK’s cherry picking of facts is as egregious as those he criticizes. Does anyone else pick up a whiff of self-righteous indignation and hypocrisy? Sadly JHK’s dystopian vision has been critical of everyone and anyone.

    James, my dear correspondent, I fear for your dark descent into misanthropy.

    • FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

      Everybody could make an honest mistake!

      I, myself, was brainwashed in and out several times over my lifetime!

      Weren’t you?

      • ricksinger January 30, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

        No question about it. Check out this list of cognitive bias’. We can try to mindfulness our way out of it, but our wetware isn’t plastic enough. 200K years of evolutionary psychology is hardwired. JHK’s writing reflects the futility of trying to change the course of our species and our host planet just by trying to….well, to use Steve Jobs slogan “Think Different”.

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases

  65. sprawlcapital January 30, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    Has anyone seen the new Air B and B ad?

    They are saying we should be all-accepting and open our borders to the world. Not build walls. There is a reference to an alleged profane Trump statement.

    I saw the ad this morning for the first time. Then I remembered. Air B and B landlords were recently accused of discriminating against certain minorities, denying them accommodation.

    The ad is a transparent attempt to compensate for this image-damaging bad publicity.

    The ad is also manipulative and stupid.

    • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

      Try to imagine open borders in the US, combined with our comprehensive welfare system. About 4 billion people would show up, all demanding that magic (EBT) card.

      brh

  66. FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    Amazon, Berkshire And JPMorgan To Form Healthcare Company “Free From Profit-Making Incentives”

    zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-30/amazon-berkshire-and-jp-morgan-form-healthcare-company

    That’s right, bitches, time to contribute to the general welfare of the Nation that made you rich.

    Or we gonna find out how many underaged chicks you fucked 200 year ago!

    • outsider January 30, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

      I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. They can’t do worse than the government, which has royally fucked up and bankrupted the nation’s healthcare system. Besides, Warren Buffett has promised to give away nearly all of his wealth before he dies, so this seems like a good way to spend it.

      • FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

        Obamacare was and is a good idea under American circumstances.

        If not for Hillary’s Flying Monkeys who made some subtle changes into the system to fill their pockets, it would work fine.

        Besides, now that the system is almost fully debugged, it actually will start bringing revenue to the Treasury – 2 trillion every 5 years – plus providing healthcare to American workforce and making America competitive again.

        Mark my words, Trump is gonna keep and improve it, after abandoning the most hateful provision – mandatory buying.

      • janet January 30, 2018 at 6:11 pm #

        “they are partnering on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs.”

        What miniscule percentage of those needing health care are US employees of one of the three companies? Why is this even being discussed as an alternative for the millions Trump has thrown off health care through his obsession to destroy Obamacare?

  67. Sean Coleman January 30, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

    The unthinking thinking classes.

    I have been reading a few of the late Richard Webster’s essays about the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. Until 1966 when, at the age of 65, he published his ‘Ecrits’ nobody had heard of him except for a small group of Parisian intellectuals. Overnight he became extremely fashionable in France and by the 1980s his theories had come to dominate around the world. Webster writes (The Cult of Lacan, on Webster’s Sceptical Essays website): “For many literary intellectuals Lacan remains one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century. By some others the rise of Lacan is regarded as a shameful indictment of the intellectual standards with prevail in American and European universities and an affront both to science and reason.”

    Here is some Lacan: “That by which the subject finds the return way of the ‘vel’ of alientation is the operation I called, the other day, separation. By separation, the subject finds, one might say, the weak point of the primal ‘dyad’ of the signifying articulation, in so far as it is alienating in essence. It is in the interval between these two signifiers that resides the desire offered to mapping of the subject in the experience of the discourse of the Other, of the first Other he has to deal with, let us say, by way of illustration, the mother.”

    Funnily enough, last year, in an earnest article in the Sunday Independent here, a young female journalist spoke of the desperate and irrational xenophobia of those who failed to embrace the diversity and societal enrichment of mass immigration and multiculturalism, castigated our (I mean ‘their’) rejection of the Other. I don’t know if this was the same as Jacques’s Other or another Other, but it wouldn’t surprise if this slurry had leaked out to the Sindo, possibly via the NYT, the New Yorker and the Guardian.

    Webster continues: “The situation was summed up in an advertisement for a French psychoanalytic magazine: ‘January 1980. There are thousands of people who do not understand Lacan. In 1950 there were only twenty or thirty.'”

    Anthony Clare (a famous Irish psychiatrist or psychologist, who once famously interviewed Jimmy Savile, who just refused to cooperate, just for the fun of it) was once asked to review The Four Fundamental Concepts, where the quote comes from. “Clare scarcely understood a word of it and was not afraid to say so. As it happened his copy of the book had two chapter fives, one of them placed before chapter six and the other ingeniously placed after chapter seven. In his review Clare confessed that he had got half-way through the second chapter five before anything struck him as familiar. But then, as he said, ‘it’s that sort of book’. The uninitiated might well think that ‘that sort of book’ couldn’t possibly be taken seriously by the academic community. But they would be wrong.”

    Lacan was one of the leading figures in structuralism. “I have conducted a […] search in order to find somebody who could illuminate Lacan’s ideas… I have read books, articles and commentaries. I spoken to lecturers, professors and psychoanalysts, I have spoken to Lacan’s English translator and to an academic who is writing a book about him. All without success. As Lacan’s translator told me, ‘Lacan doesn’t intend to be easily understood… He designs his seminars so that you can’t, in fact, grasp them.'”

    Another structuralist god, Lévi Strauss, reduced the whole realm of mythology to this formula:

    Fx(a) : Fy(b) : : Fx(b) : Fa1(y)

    “This is the formula by which Lévi-Strauss says he has ‘never ceased to be guided’ in his study of myth. Don’t ask me what it means. I don’t know. And please, whatever you do, don’t ask a structuralist.”

    I also like this, from Lacan Goes to the Opera: ‘During his lifetime Lacan became notorious not only for the obscurity of his prose but also for the shortness of his treatment sessions. Latterly these sessions lasted between three and ten minutes with one of Lacan’s patients paying £110 for a session which lasted barely a minute and was conducted at the entrance of his apartment through a door barely ajar.”

    • San Jose January 30, 2018 at 1:45 pm #

      Lacan, Derrida, Foucault–the postmodern tag team from hell.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 30, 2018 at 2:35 pm #

      Carneys need rubes. And rubes “think” (feel) they need carneys. Just think about modern “art”.

      Most people don’t have bad taste – they have no taste at all. But their instincts might be fine, or were until they were fucked with. As Chuang Tzu said of the centipede: he could move just fine until someone asked him how he managed all those legs. Once he began thinking about it, he couldn’t even walk anymore. Don’t get people thinking about beauty – they can’t do it and they’ll just get in their own way.

    • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2018 at 9:28 pm #

      This Lacan fellow seems like he was quite dooshbag, like Sartre or Andre Malraux. Never heard of him, and I know who Andre Gide was.

      The kind of frog you’d like to kick the sh-t out of.

      Celine, Dr Destouches, now that’s a different story altogether.

      Is there any more comical title to a novel than ‘Death on the Installment Plan’?

      brh

      • Sean Coleman January 31, 2018 at 11:08 am #

        I’d never heard of Death on the Installment Plan but I have read Celine’s Journey to the End of the Night, his best known book, which is strange but inspired and funny in places. I remember the visit to the NY cinema and the parallel Hollywood fantasy world (which has by now replaced the real life one).

        I had heard of Lacan in passing and only recently found out more about him from Richard Webster. He has had, apparently, a big influence on academia and that would explain a lot. (That academia fell for it also explains a lot, now I think about it.) I have started reading Webster’s essay, The Cult of Lacan, which looks at where his ideas came from.

        It seems he took Freud (who the French avoided because he was both Jewish and German) and fiddle with his ideas and intellectualized them in that annoying abstracting way the French have, throwing in odd bits from other thinkers into the mix. (They invented new, alien concepts which they added to Freud’s theory, including scotomisation, captativity, oblativity, schiznoia and Le Résultante Vitale.) During his early obscurity (until he was 65) Lacan was influenced by Henri Wallon, who became an orthodox (Stalinist) communist and married Freud to dialectical materialism. Lacan stole Wallon’s research (or as Volodya might put it ‘Wallon’s (cough) research) about babies recognizing themselves in the mirror for the first time at about eight months and how this was somehow important for the development of the ‘I’ (as opposed to, say, the ‘Other’). (Webster says there was no evidence for this (as would be expected) and that Freud was a fraud too (as also expected), But I suppose at least Freud was original and they say he wrote with style.)

        People thought Lacan’s ridiculous complexity was evidence of depth and began to study him. “Such study can seem rewarding. For Lacan’s thought certainly does possess a complex logical pattern. Concepts which have been introduced in one place are rarely, if ever, clarified by references to them elsewhere in his writing. But they are continually modified and overlaid with yet more layers of complexity and ostensible significance.”

        That is as far as I have got so far but I mean to finish it because of its sheer entertainment value. Then think of the geniuses in the universities who lapped it all up and the other nonsense they have also swallowed. In my youth an ‘intellectual’ was a bearded man droning on about Marx. Such people were taken seriously and demanded a respectful hearing. And then it all stopped, all of a sudden, but nobody seemed to notice anything unusual about this, or draw any general conclusions, but just moved onto something else.

        • Sean Coleman January 31, 2018 at 11:19 am #

          I meant to add that someone like Peter Sellers could have played Lacan in the film. But I never watch films and could not understand them when I did, in younger days. As it happens I couldn’t watch US police series either. I tried Kojak once or twice but was lost within less than a minute. It was all in and out of cars and shots of the fronts of tall office buildings. I could do a little better with Hawaii Five O, if only because I tried harder because of the music, but after about ten minutes I was lost. I read Chandler’s The Big Sleep and it was the same again. But I think there is a clue in there somewhere (no pun intended) because the author might not have been able to follow it either. Didn’t he once say that when he got stuck in the plot he would have an unknown man enter the room holding a gun? It’s all Lacan to me. There’s a new phrase. It’s all Lacan.

          • Q. Shtik January 31, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

            As it happens I couldn’t watch US police series either.

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

            There was a TV series on a year or so ago titled “The Night Of.” I think you would both understand and enjoy it. A review I read described it as a police procedural.

        • Q. Shtik January 31, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

          But I suppose at least Freud was original

          ===========

          When I see the name Freud my mind jumps to the term Freudian slip and thence to the article of clothing (a slip) my mother used to wear beneath a dress. And now I wonder, are slips still worn? And what was their actual purpose?

    • elysianfield January 31, 2018 at 11:31 am #

      “Here is some Lacan: “That by which the subject finds the return way of the ‘vel’ of alientation is the operation I called, the other day, separation. By separation, the subject finds, one might say, the weak point of the primal ‘dyad’ of the signifying articulation, in so far as it is alienating in essence. It is in the interval between these two signifiers that resides the desire offered to mapping of the subject in the experience of the discourse of the Other, of the first Other he has to deal with, let us say, by way of illustration, the mother.”

      The French fixation with Jerry Lewis is beginning to make sense….

  68. FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

    Bill Still: McCabe was THE Real Russian Connection

    youtube.com/watch?v=G7qwvgg_D1Y

    Don’t make a mistake: I love Bill Still!

    He’s so honest and so clueless!

    As I said, you can’t make the sense of things using old Russia vs America, Capitalism vs Communism, Collectivism vs Individualism paradigm.

    Only theory of the World Colored Projects makes sense of it all!

  69. janet January 30, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

    We now have the market’s answer to Trump and the state of the union now being led by a grifter: the Dow fell 363 points today. The 1.4% drop is the index’s worst since May (a two-day loss of 2%) … Trump is going to destroy the US economy.

    • Epicur January 30, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

      The fate of the US economy was sealed decades ago. We now inhabit a financial “dead man walking”.

      There is plenty of blame to go around and your pointing fingers just shows how little you know.

      “There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.” Von Mises

      We started the boom in the ’60s. We are far past “voluntary abandonment”, but the people did it by their own economic ignorance, they did not want to pay the price of their profligacy, just as the founders knew.

  70. Pucker January 30, 2018 at 6:26 pm #

    I understand that Bill Clinton replaced the “Aid to Families with Dependent Children” program with “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (“TANF”). The concern was that the ADFC program was encouraging welfare mothers. Has there been a drop in welfare babies since the reform?

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporary_Assistance_for_Needy_Families

  71. FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 7:52 pm #

    Germany is only a limited sovereign country. Their foreign policy is dictated by Washington. Hence, they will pay like they are now paying for the US invasion of Iraq/Syria/Afghanistan and the resulting flood of refugees. These refugees are in Europe because we are destroying their countries.

    Now, Did Americans meddle in the internal affairs of Ukraine? Yes. The American agents of influence would prefer different language to describe their activities — democratic assistance, democracy promotion, civil society support, blah, blah, blah, the usual agit/prop horses droppings – but their work, however labeled, seeks to influence political change in Ukraine.

    To refresh your memory, Patricia Nuland, the foul mouthed State Department emissary who oversaw how a new government in Ukraine should be constituted. It lays bare the subversive meddling agenda of Washington in Ukrainian internal affairs. That was an illegal breach of international rules of sovereignty. Nuland finishes her phone call like a gangster ordering a hit on a rival, referring to incompetent European interference in Ukraine with disdain – “Fuck the EU.”

    She paved the way for corporate America to feed on the resource rich country. The next step was to sent military advisors to that country.
    No wonder Putin freaks out.

    Why should Germany pay for the inept foreign policy of the Americans? The Germans would rather trade with Russia. Ask former Chancellor Gerhardt Schröder. == JotSingh

    This is EXTREMLY important and principle question.

    You are right. The Federal Republic of Germany is a vassal state of the US and is occupied by the US Army. And I do believe in existence of Kanzler-Akte .

    conspiracy.wikia.com/wiki/Kanzler-Akte

    However, are we dealing with the Federal Republic of Germany – the Nation State – or with the Sacred Roman Empire of the German Nation – the Idea?

    In Latin: Sacrum Romanum Imperium Nationis Teutonicae

    The Reich that killed tens of millions in Russia, destroyed half the country, did not pay the reparations, initiated the breakup of Yugoslavia, received a reunion with the GDR from the hands of the USSR as a gift, FOR FREE!, provoked with its Euro-association a civil war in Ukraine, signed the security guarantees to Yanukovych, broke all post-war agreements by its support of the Nazis in Ukraine and finally, attempted to install its agent as the President of the United States!

    • FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 7:55 pm #

      And by the way, Nuland said “Fuck the EU” – meaning Fuck Angela Merkel – because Merkel even broke the agreed on plans with American Clintonoids and started a coup in Ukraine ONE YEAR EARLIER than was agreed on!

    • FincaInTheMountains January 30, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

      The Dark Teutonic Genius:

      youtube.com/watch?v=mZM-d2qD15E

  72. Pucker January 30, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

    So whatever happened with the Bill Clinton TNAF “Workfare” reforms?

    “Obviously, the way to enforce workfare is to cut off payments to people who will not work. No state is brave enough to do this. A legislator who helped draft a workfare law for California says, “The number of people forced off the welfare rolls for failure to comply is essentially zero.” 1130 In practice, since workfare programs have no teeth, they degenerate into cajoling and pleading. If the recipient refuses to take a job or is soon back on the dole, workfare actually becomes more expensive than plain old welfare: It costs money to arrange child care, transportation, job training, and job interviews. One author concludes that the idea of putting welfare recipients to work “must be seen at present largely as an exercise in symbolic politics, as homage to a widely held value that government cannot actually achieve.” 1131 The unhappy fact of the matter is that many welfare recipients can do nothing that an employer is willing to pay for. When the state of California began to think seriously about trying to make them work, it found that most cannot read and write well enough to take even a simple job. 1132”.

    Jared Taylor
    Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America

    • outsider January 31, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

      I used to work as a welfare caseworker, and that is exactly what happened in my office. TANF started with a 5 year time limit, but there were so many loopholes that it was unenforceable. And caseworkers were not permitted to enforce the time limit anyway. We were paying much more for the various programs than the cost of the cash assistance itself, and few of the recipients left the rolls due to employment.

  73. thwack January 30, 2018 at 11:16 pm #

    Trump mentioned the death of Otto Warmbier at the hands of North Korea during the SOTU address.

    When this “college student” died I remembered thinking it was probably a case of a white boy who forgot to check his white privilege at the border; and instead acted like he acts when in a shithole country…

    Anyway, this college professor got fired for saying exactly what I was thinking.

    Fuck Otto and every body who act like him:

    Dettwyler’s comments on Otto Warmbier attracted media attention in 2017. Warmbier was an American college student visiting North Korea, who was arrested for taking down a poster (trying to steal a poster of KIm Jung Un) He was sentenced to 15 years at hard labor, and was held incommunicado. Unknown to the outside world, he suffered a brain injury early in his sentence. After almost a year and a half he was released and returned to the United States in a comatose condition. He died shortly after his repatriation.[9]

    Dettwyler wrote about this on her personal Facebook page and in the comments section of a National Review article.

    She said Warmbier was “typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males who come into my classes”; that “these are the same kids who cry about their grades because they didn’t think they’d really have to read and study the material to get a good grade”, and that Warmbier’s parents “ultimately are to blame for his growing up thinking he could get away with whatever he wanted.

    Maybe in the US, where young, white, rich, clueless white males routinely get away with raping women. Not so much in North Korea.”[10] In a since-deleted post to her Facebook page she asked “is it wrong of me to think that Otto Warmbier got exactly what he deserved?”[11]

    Dettwyler had been an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware, without tenure, and was not employed between terms. After her comments became public, the university announced that her contract would not be renewed.[12][13]

    • Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 12:00 am #

      Is she Black and thus a racist? The rape remark is particularly rich given Blacks rape ten times as much as Whites.

    • tucsonspur January 31, 2018 at 12:04 am #

      I’ll bite and be brief. A twit of a twat, and you’re on your way from thwack to thud to thump and into the dump.

      • thwack January 31, 2018 at 12:28 am #

        You mad bro?

        All she did was tell the truth?

        I know the white males of whom she speaks because I lived with them and saw that behavior every day…

        Ok, ok, I do kinda have some sympathy for Warmbier, because his attitude towards North Koreans ain’t entirely his fault… white, rich and male is life on easy mode…

        what could go wrong?

        • Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 12:51 am #

          Remember those Black basketball American punks who stole in China. Trump saved their worthless black asses from doing hard time and they didn’t even have the class to say thank you. Now that’s low….

          • malthuss January 31, 2018 at 10:51 am #

            Shame on DT for using his valuable time to protect them, when he could have used that time to protect us, non criminal citizens.

            And they werent ‘Black’–mama is coal burna.

    • elysianfield January 31, 2018 at 11:36 am #

      Thwack,
      Tearing down a poster can be seen as a political act. Stealing sunglasses…just benign theft.

  74. tucsonspur January 30, 2018 at 11:58 pm #

    Trump not only hit it out of the park, but he blasted it across the beltway, tearing it through the rotten timbers of the Democratic platform, sending it across the nation and through the walls of San Francisco’s Sanctuary Democratic headquarters, then across the Pacific and into the pudgy pygmy’s full bowl of boasts.

    • johngalt January 31, 2018 at 12:25 am #

      Globalist operated CBS News agrees!
      75% APPROVE THE STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH!!
      cbsnews.com/news/viewers-approve-of-trumps-first-state-of-the-union-address-cbs-news-poll/

      -JG-

    • Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 12:38 am #

      Did you see Chuck and Nancy’s pale, distorted, frozen and shrunken faces? Like something you’d see in Headhunter’s Devil Devil hut after he started the shrinking process. They were in hell and Trump put them there.

      • tucsonspur January 31, 2018 at 1:47 am #

        Oh what a sight! As if some macabre presence invaded their bodies! Looked like halfway developed Pods.

        Lucky someone didn’t grab a torch.

        Hail the Gargantuan Goshawk of Gotham!

      • San Jose January 31, 2018 at 10:25 am #

        Every time the camera pointed to Nancy, she was cleaning her teeth with her tongue. Yucky.

        • beantownbill. January 31, 2018 at 11:06 am #

          Maybe she was just trying to prevent drool from coming out.

          • San Jose January 31, 2018 at 4:12 pm #

            Either that or the worms she was munching on were tough.

  75. johngalt January 31, 2018 at 12:18 am #

    Class liberals support President Donald Trump!
    dropbox.com/s/qpek2o9u235ev6v/Liberalism.pdf?dl=0

    -JG-

  76. janet January 31, 2018 at 1:04 am #

    “Bullies may land a punch. They might leave a mark. But they have never, not once, in the history of our United States, managed to match the strength and spirit of a people united in defense of their future. Ladies and gentlemen, have faith: The state of our union is hopeful, resilient, enduring” — Kennedy’s response to Trump’s SOTU speech

    The Resistance is alive and well. A blue wave is gathering force.

  77. janet January 31, 2018 at 1:08 am #

    “So whatever happened with the Bill Clinton TNAF “Workfare” reforms?” –Pucker

    They were a success. They accomplished what Clinton wanted: to change welfare as we know it and save the American taxpayer money.

    A 2002 study in Social Science Review found that 84% of individuals exiting TANF were employed, higher than the percentage of former AFDC recipients who were employed. Bill Clinton success.

    A 2014 study published in the American Journal of Public Health, “More Money, Fewer Lives: The Cost-Effectiveness of Welfare Reform in the United States,” offers a cost-effectiveness analysis based on data from these previous studies.

    The study’s findings include:

    Over a mother’s working life, receiving AFDC cost the government $28,161 more on average compared to receiving TANF. Taxpayer money saved. Bill Clinton success.

    Oh, Bill Clinton also balanced the federal budget, something no Republican has been able to do.

  78. Pucker January 31, 2018 at 1:35 am #

    “The ghastly realities of underclass life have started people muttering about forced abortion and sterilization. Not least are members of the underclass themselves. Ghetto grandmothers who find themselves saddled with their crack-addicted daughters’ unwanted babies talk openly of sterilization. 1316 It is not only ghetto grandmothers who think that crack-addicted women should have no more children. It is likely that whatever they may say in public, a majority of Americans think that society may have the right to prevent such women from having any more children.”

    Jared Taylor
    Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America

  79. Pucker January 31, 2018 at 1:57 am #

    “This won’t hurt a bit. You won’t even feel it.”

  80. Pucker January 31, 2018 at 2:04 am #

    Norplant

    all.org/learn/contraception/what-is-norplant/

  81. Pucker January 31, 2018 at 2:12 am #

    “A smaller and shrinking underclass should be a goal for all Americans, especially for black Americans. The misbehavior and outright evil of some underclass blacks is so spectacular that all blacks risk being implicated. This is unfair, but little can be done about it. Increasing numbers of whites are being mugged, raped, murdered, or even just insulted by underclass blacks. This is why practically every middle-class black man has a wry story to tell about the white woman who gasped and clutched her purse when he stopped to ask her the time.”

    Jared Taylor
    Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America

  82. Pucker January 31, 2018 at 2:26 am #

    “No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced regardless of his own merit or efforts.”

    – Booker T. Washington

  83. johngalt January 31, 2018 at 4:02 am #

    *************************************************
    …..fascist liberalism has always attracted the disaffected, discontented, and disoriented. It is easier to lament and express outrage at the victimization of “my group”, rather than enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, under the Bill of Rights.

    …that is why we classic liberals remain in a state of love, joy, and gratitude.
    dropbox.com/s/qpek2o9u235ev6v/Liberalism.pdf?dl=0

    -JG-
    *************************************************

  84. Pucker January 31, 2018 at 5:39 am #

    “De Tocqueville feared that white America’s relations with its freed slaves would be the greatest social crisis the young democracy would face. 1338 He was right. Many great Americans—Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Marshall, Henry Clay, and Daniel Webster, to name just a few—did not believe that black and white could live peaceably in the same society. 1339”.

    Jared Taylor
    Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America

    • thwack January 31, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

      Did De Tocqueville predict that by 1915 white people would be dropping poison gas and slaughtering each other by the millions?

      or that by the 1940s they would be firebombing each others cities?

      Nobody could have possibly seen that coming?

  85. thwack January 31, 2018 at 7:25 am #

    Jared Taylor has a chink wife and some half chink children.

    Just sayin

    • johngalt January 31, 2018 at 10:12 am #

      Oh, how WE LOVE FASCIST LIBERALS!
      dropbox.com/s/qpek2o9u235ev6v/Liberalism.pdf?dl=0

      …by the time y’all reach your 60’s, the reality of the preservation and protection of individual rights under the Constitution sets in, then, ala the brilliant James Howard Kunstler, the conversion to Classic Liberalism occurs.

      -JG-

    • elysianfield January 31, 2018 at 11:43 am #

      “Jared Taylor has a chink wife and some half chink children.”

      Thwack,
      Does this not give you pause?

      • thwack January 31, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

        Hold on, let me check my sources; I think she’s a Jew? (which is even worse)

        • Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 3:06 pm #

          Many have said so, but the more informed say no. White, apparently.

          • thwack January 31, 2018 at 4:37 pm #

            “apparently?”

            This is why we lose.

            tabletmag.com/scroll/238505/otto-warmbiers-jewish-faith-was-kept-under-wraps-during-north-korea-deta…

          • Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

            Sure, but the people I’m talking about know all about that and are full time unmaskers of the Jew.

            We? Well welcome aboard Tonto!

          • thwack January 31, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

            You defend Taylor because you are probably compromised yourself.

            You wanna “run and gun?” Then stay in patrol.

            This is investigations; we go after the big fish alright?

            So if this kind of stuff shakes you up, maybe you should ask for your old job back at Starbucks?

            If you can’t take the heat, then don’t cry over spilt milk.

            The Jew is immunized against all dangers: one may call him a scoundrel, parasite, swindler, profiteer, it all runs off him like water off a raincoat. But call him a Jew and you will be astonished at how he recoils, how injured he is, how he suddenly shrinks back: “I’ve been found out.”

          • Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 9:53 pm #

            Has Goebbels come again? This time in a Black Body? Why not? To deny him this time just because of that would be “racist”. And Democrats are the real racists….

  86. FincaInTheMountains January 31, 2018 at 7:25 am #

    The most unfortunate circumstance in this case is that since 1992, America has lost the intellectual potential necessary to overcome the crisis, and “experts” can not even formulate problems in order to start discussing them. == Finca

    Yesterday I talked to a confident and rather high-ranking Clintonoid and was surprised to find that he understands: the armed to the teeth supporters of Trump will not consider Mueller’s investigation impartial and will not accept the results of the investigation, condemning Trump.

    But he is willing to take the risk of a civil war and lose it because he does not want to pay attention to the violations of the law by Hillary Clinton and her supporters, but he considers Trump’s impeachment “constitutional” on formal grounds, although what kind of constitution can there be in the country where the coup d’état took place and is dominated by a “Deep State”.

    As you can see today, the US strongly resembles Ukraine, and only the speed of the bitcoin collapse immediately after the adoption of the new tax code, suggests that the experts still do exist

  87. FincaInTheMountains January 31, 2018 at 7:33 am #

    The Kremlin List

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the Trump administration made a “hostile step” when it published a list of Russian businessmen and politicians as part of a sanctions law against Moscow.

    The long-awaited U.S. publication appears to be mainly a list of people in Russian government, along with 96 “oligarchs” from a Forbes magazine ranking of Russian billionaires.

    politico.com/story/2018/01/30/list-russian-politicians-oligarchs-flourished-under-putin-376822

    Basically, without going into too much trouble, they combined a Kremlin’s telephone directory with the Forbes magazine ranking list to come up with the firing squad list.

  88. FincaInTheMountains January 31, 2018 at 7:42 am #

    A remote view of the worst case scenario can be compiled if one imagines that not only the accounts of all persons involved in the “Kremlin list” and their family members were arrested, but also all those who ever did business with them.

    Such sanctions can bury not only Russia’s plans to integrate into the world capitalist system, but also the world capitalist system itself, not to mention the Trump reforms.

    And you do not have to be Einstein to understand that the crypto currency bubble has been inflated with this scenario in view, which should make it sufficiently clear as to who and why inflated the bitcoin, and who and why tried to kill Scalise.

    The most interesting thing is that this whole “imaginary scenario” could’ve turned out to be an objective reality, given to us in extremely painful sensations, yesterday no later than midnight, if not for Trump.

    • FincaInTheMountains January 31, 2018 at 11:26 am #

      I here for the fun of it mined up a few hundredths of a bitcoin and I was looking for a moment to sell it. And I saw with my own eyes how in the news line there was a message that the senate voted for a new tax code and within a second bitcoin fell by 10%.

  89. FincaInTheMountains January 31, 2018 at 11:37 am #

    The Speech of the Winner

    youtube.com/watch?v=DfA03HQbj7E

    This is the main impression of the appeal to the American people by US President Donald Trump.

    And do not pay attention to the “fact” that the US has defeated ISIS.

    Trump is an American president, not a Russian one, but every resident of Russia should be vitally concerned in ensuring that Trump stays the president of the United States.

    And if he says that ISIS has been defeated by Russia, he will cease to be one in a matter of a few days.

    The main thing in this speech is that, apparently, Trump does not need to worry any more, firing the special prosecutor Mueller – he will be put under the control of the Congress by the Nunes’ memo, which describes the coup d’etat by Hillary Clinton, and which Trump, I am sure, will declassify in a New York minute!

  90. messianicdruid January 31, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

    Elrond, “: No. That doesn’t correspond to any definition of progressive that I’ve ever heard of. Go on imagining that you’ve undermined me, though, if it makes you feel better.”

    Don’t take it personal. The Osage are conservative regarding their culture but progressive regarding mine. They hire Osage first.

    The material effect is in keeping the reservation in the 1840s economically except for their own [ or their favored friends ] enterprises. There is a huge building sitting empty here which could have been a Walmart distribution center, but because of silly rules a new building was constructed 35 miles away and the jobs went there.

    “Let’s see you clear that bar, then we can have another look at whether I feel undermined by your rhetorical jiu jitsu.”

    aikidofaq.com/introduction.html

    • messianicdruid January 31, 2018 at 7:48 pm #

      “They hire Osage first.”

      Conservation of resources [ redistributing wealth ] among tribal members, rather than among members of other, perhaps rival, cultures, goes hand in hand with preservation of one’s own identity among one’s own people.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 1, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

        Exactly. National Socialism is the answer. We’re all Osage now – as long as one belongs to the Race Nation, which the Osage do not.

  91. janet January 31, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

    Pucker, you keep posting excerpts from the 1992 book, Paved with Good Intentions, a book whose premise has been disproven by history. We elected a Black president. Twice. Racists have been predicting a race war for decades. It is not going to happen. Race relations have improved.

    Pucker, do you know that Jared Taylor is a white supremacist and a holocaust denier?

    Taylor promotes social Darwinism (i.e., eugenics) at its worst. Taylor argues that “welfare mothers” should accept a five-year implantable contraceptive device in return for government assistance for those whom Taylor deems “less fit.”

    Pucker, do you want big government interfering in people’s personal lives to effectively sterilize them? How would you feel if Black doctors were the ones preventing births of whites?

    Who is Jared Taylor? Mr. Taylor, who heads the New Century Foundation and edits American Renaisance, envisions a “clear conception of the United States as a nation ruled by and for whites.”

    American Renaisance has published numerous articles linking IQ and race and using selective breeding to “improve” the genetic stock (i.e., eugenics). In Paved with Good Intentions, Taylor acknowledges Wayne Lutton, who has written articles for the Holocaust-denying Journal of Historical Review and the racist American Mercury.

    • elysianfield January 31, 2018 at 6:40 pm #

      “a book whose premise has been disproven by history.”

      Janet,
      You, having not read the book, know as little about it’s premise as you do about the US Marine Corps Manual.

      This is my rifle…there are many others like it, but this one is mine….

  92. janet January 31, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

    “I was looking for a moment to sell it. And I saw with my own eyes how in the news line there was a message that the senate voted for a new tax code and within a second bitcoin fell by 10%.” –finca

    Maybe they have embedded you with a chip, finca? Maybe they now know your thoughts? Anytime you even think about selling the price will immediately drop. You cannot win against TPTB.

  93. Pucker January 31, 2018 at 2:09 pm #

    Obama may have gutted Welfare reform and re-opened the floodgate of Crack babies:

    washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-obama-has-gutted-welfore-reform/2012/09/06/885b0092-f835-11e1-8b93-c…

  94. capt spaulding January 31, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

    We have reached the end stages of our democracy. Both parties have been bought by the oligarchs. While the right & left fight over all of the philosophical differences, the powers that be quietly rake in the money and the power. This last round of tax breaks illustrates what is going on. The breaks are completely for the benefit of the wealthy, while a handful of crumbs are thrown to the great unwashed, under the guise of job creation, etc. This used to be called horse & sparrow economics. The theory is that if you feed enough oats to the horse, some will pass through to the sparrows. There so many people here who are committed to the right wing or the left wing, that most of you can’t see what’s coming down the road. The supposed fiscal benefits for the hoi polloi have a life of 10 years, after which they will be phased out, while the tax benefits for the wealthy are permanent. But hey, why should anybody try to look ahead and see the damage that is being inflicted on the middle class (what’s left of them). This country is doomed and will follow the same path seen in third world countries, and for sure, we will be living in a world made by hand, whether we want to or not. Hope you like being a peasant, because that’s the way we are headed. Some of you idiots actually think that the Republicans have the best interests of the people at heart, so dream on. I refer you to the GW Bush era, where all of the principles of the Republican party were instituited. In 8 years time, they almost destroyed the country. But hey, don’t let the facts bother you, just keep on truckin’ and walk into the blast furnace. You’ve got it coming.

    • daveed February 2, 2018 at 12:13 am #

      Amen, Captain. This Dems vs. Republican distraction has gone on way too long.

  95. Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

    The Democrats don’t seem that interested in the DACA kids anymore or not separating families. They were offered a generous deal but it seems they only care about endless immigration and the browning of America. No surprise to anyone paying attention. Utter hypocrites, their morality is a farce.

  96. janet January 31, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

    #ReleaseTheFakeMemo!

    The fake memo was written by the GOP for the GOP. The fake memo should be released so its inaccuracies become obvious. The fake memo does not paint a full picture of how the surveillance process works. Fake classified, fake information written and hyped for purely political purposes to distract from Putin Puppet’s criminal activities.

    Congress overwhelmingly passed sanctions against Russia. But Putin’s puppet refused to impose the sanctions. Like the fake GOP memo, like threats of nuclear war, and trade wars and hyperinflation: Trump is extraordinarily reckless!

  97. janet January 31, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

    “They were offered a generous deal…” –janos

    Elimination of diversity visas. $25 Billion for the Wall. Reduction in legal immigration. A twelve-year process for Dreamers to become citizens.

    On what planet is that a “generous deal”? You can look for another government shutdown until Trump comes to his senses and makes a fair offer. Government shutdown in nine days now.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

      I thought you cared about the kids! Many of them don’t even speak Spanish (!). And reuniting families! Sounds like you just want more votes, welfare jobs, and anti-White university grants.

      • janet January 31, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

        They don’t want to speak Spanish. They are not from Spanish-speaking countries. They grew up here, they belong here. Caring would be immediate citizenship to legalize their de facto status as good citizens of the United States, and amnesty for all their family members to keep the family together.

      • janet January 31, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

        “you just want more votes, welfare jobs, and anti-White university grants”

        Voters are free to choose for whom they vote.

        Citizens who are in need are entitled to welfare. Most recipients are white.

        University grants are given to those who meet the criteria. If whites are unable or unwilling to compete, then the grants go to those who know how to apply.

  98. Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

    vdare.com/posts/david-brooks-on-why-you-american-1-0s-are-outmoded-compared-to-american-2-0-immigran…

    The unspeakable hatred of David Brooks and the NY Times against White America. The blame poor Whites for their own misery – after decade after decade of savage policies that took their jobs and favored other groups over them. His son is in the military – the Israeli military. Patriot? But of which country?

    • janet January 31, 2018 at 3:26 pm #

      “They blame poor whites for their own misery – after decade after decade of savage policies…” –janos

      Decades? Really? Don’t you always say slavery was in the past and reparations are not justified? And you are still whining? When are you going to accept that whites do not deserve their historic privilege. Now whites have to compete on a more level playing field.

      Your complaining is undignified. Whites should be thankful that they were not forcibly separated from their family members, taken to another continent, enslaved, and lynched by slave patrols operating under a 2nd amendment license to kill… in a Jim Crow society that placed whites into a permanent second-class citizen category. If that had happened, I would support Affirmative Action for whites. But that did not happen. Stop being a cry-baby.

      • elysianfield January 31, 2018 at 6:49 pm #

        Janet,
        And what race or nation of people have not, in the last 400 years, faced hardship?

  99. Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 3:03 pm #

    A “sealed train” of Republicans was intercepted by a dump truck on the tracks. Was it terrorism by Democrats? Not confirmed, but they are getting desperate now that the tide is turning against them.

  100. janet January 31, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

    WHY THERE WILL BE ANOTHER SHUTDOWN ON FEB. 8, 2018

    Coons said Republicans are demanding far-reaching changes on family immigration and the diversity visa lottery.

    Heading to the meeting, Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) said he was advocating for “the narrowest responsible deal we can do, given that we’ve got about a week.” He said he was “trying to focus colleagues on border security for DACA, but a number of Republican colleagues have just told me that’s a stone-cold loser.”

  101. Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

    For forty years I’ve been selling water by the riverside. My efforts are wholly without merit. Harada Roshi.

    Someday people will be amazed we elected a President who tried to kill the Coal industry. Did Obama begrudge its blackness, so much greater than his own? Was he green with envy? Or did he hate that coal was a diamond in the rough, and he was not?

    Did Joe Kennedy drool on himself? You can’t fool Nature. Talk like a fool and you’ll become a fool. One is reminded of the wise Fly who alighted on Hillary’s face. Beelzebub knows his own….

  102. volodya January 31, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

    Your eyes do not deceive, what JHK sez is true, Deep State bureaucracies colluded with the Clinton campaign to derail Trump, but in addition, the media storyline about collusion is the reverse of the truth, it’s Democrats that colluded with Russians to dig up dirt on Trump.

    Proof? Facts? Evidence? Easy, you have it in writing: the Steele Dossier. AND you have a money trail that a ten year old could follow. So, when we’re talking about Russian disinformation, is it possible that Russian sourced disinformation was actually meant to favor the Clinton campaign? I mean, you have it right under your nose.

    But never mind the Russians, like so much else, the Russians are a distraction from what you are not supposed to see, that the institutional armature and limbs of the United States government was employed to fix the results of a presidential election.

    So, to the nuts of the matter, given the howling illegality of it, who did what and when, who knew what and when, and because, in the immortal words of Harry Houdini “the bucks stops here”, that is, the President’s desk, what did Obama know and when did he know it?

    • FincaInTheMountains January 31, 2018 at 4:23 pm #

      Obama after June 10, 2016 ran nothing, not even a sink in the White House kitchen.

      I think that information will be a part of the Nunes’ memo – that’s why they are so scared that even made an attempt on the lives of GOP members of the Congress.

      edition.cnn.com/2018/01/31/politics/congress-train-accident/index.html

    • tucsonspur January 31, 2018 at 5:04 pm #

      That’s right. S.O.N.O.F.A.B.I.T.C.H.!

      These now are the awful, big, intense, tragic consequences we face.
      The massive corruption of the DOJ and the FBI.

      Is Obama the….

      “nigger in the woodpile”?

      “an unknown person who is the cause
      of a problem, or is an obstacle to
      solving a problem”.

      • daveed January 31, 2018 at 11:14 pm #

        Posts like yours, Tuscan Spore, make it easier for me to not check in here at the Kunstler Korral. And the discourse seems to be getting worse. Stay classy!

        • Janos Skorenzy February 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

          If you can’t get down, you won’t win a wrestling match. You can’t and won’t even try. Maybe that’s the point?

    • ozone January 31, 2018 at 6:49 pm #

      V.,
      “Proof? Facts? Evidence? Easy, you have it in writing: the Steele Dossier. AND you have a money trail that a ten year old could follow.”

      …And the most seditiously delicious part of all: they used this “reliable” bought-and-paid-for horseshit to obtain a snoopery warrant from the FISA court to sniff into Cheeto von Tweeto and his best buds asses! Very. Fucking. Bad. (And highly illegal too).

      investmentwatchblog.com/breaking-original-fisa-99-page-document-released-4-page-fisa-memo-source/

      Oopsie. It’s in the public domain now. The DOJ and FBI admitting to Conspiring to mislead the FISA court. A. BIG. FUCKING. DEAL.

      Should we trust these institutions to cleave to the “law” and be impartial and impervious to political cloak-and-dagger machinations?
      Sure, about as far as I can throw the Lincoln Memorial; no problemo.
      (Actually, I think it’s probably easier to throw an election.)

      No wonder there’s all this hollering about NATIONAL SECURITY being compromised if the American public gets a peek at duh memo!
      Damn straight; this exposes the blatant deceit behind all the keepin’-you-safe-by-intense-surveillance crapola (and boy-howdy, we sure can’t have *that* now can we?).

      We just have to wait and see if any of the “media” will print anything referring to the 99 page bombshell, or if their handlers will gag it to avoid “loss of faith”. Likely there will be nothing, zero, zip, nada — so it only remains to see who will fall on their swords to protect and defend the rotten system and keep the grift-grinder greased and going. So far, lots of resignations, but no indictments. Fun times!

      • ozone January 31, 2018 at 7:11 pm #

        Bill Binney is here to help us understand wha’happen:

        youtube.com/watch?v=gCARZ7HknrA

        Pup up the pupcorn and snag a cream-o.

        • daveed January 31, 2018 at 11:40 pm #

          Ozone, I’m saddened. You were one of the ones at Kunstler’s Korral that I thought was a voice of reason. So much so that I clicked on your link (which I never do—anytime or anywhere).
          My thinking was…well, if Ozone sez this will be helpful to understand this DOJ/ FBI kerfuffle…it must be worth checking out.
          Imagine my surprise when my ears (upon link-clicking) were assaulted by the bluster of that slobbering miscreant Alex Jones.
          Sorry, I’ll pass on that one. Et tu, Ozone?

          • ozone February 1, 2018 at 9:39 am #

            daveed,
            Sorry ’bout “the messenger”, but I think that raspy Alex has got himself a real tiger by the tail (for a change). I’m sure there’s a Bill Binney articulation on the subject somewhere else. (That just happened to be the first one I could access easily; poke around.)

            This is about total spectrum dominance and I think it’s important we realize how we’ve all been played. After all, the triple G has just re-upped the nefarious “section 702” that the kerfuffle is all about:

            “The House of Representatives has reauthorized Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for six years. Section 702 permits the collection of information on Americans if they are communicating with foreign individuals who are under surveillance.

            The White House supports the bill, but President Trump raised concerns about it Thursday morning, wondering whether FISA had anything to do with the controversial dossier that tried to link him and his winning presidential campaign to the Kremlin.” — Cortney O’Brian Jan. 11

            Strange, eh? He had “concerns”, but re-authorized it. Oopsie. (The fool.) As we can see, power is never relinquished willingly.

      • cbeard February 1, 2018 at 8:49 am #

        If its ever released it will be heavily edited and the masses will never hear the truth.

  103. Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 4:02 pm #

    Trumps says I’m a Dreamer,
    But I’m not the only one.
    Maybe someday you’ll join us,
    And the Nation will be as One.

    • tucsonspur January 31, 2018 at 10:31 pm #

      Maybe the best line of the night.

      “Americans are Dreamers too”.

  104. FincaInTheMountains January 31, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

    Hillary Clinton is not the kind of woman who would entrust such an important issue as who will control the American Nuclear button to a bunch of deplorable American voters.

    She took the full power over the country on June 12, 2016.

    Funny, the date coincided with the most severe DOS attack against the Kunstler site.

  105. tucsonspur January 31, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

    Mr. JHK says it’s “Stormy Weather”, and who am I to disagree. But….

    “I know why
    There’s no sun up in the sky
    Stormy weather
    Since my money and I ain’t together
    Keeps rainin’ all the time

    Life is bare
    Gloom and Democrats everywhere
    Stormy weather
    But I’m a hopin’
    Trump will make it better
    Just can’t get my poor self together
    I’m weary all the time, the time
    So weary all the time

    When it went away, the blues walked in and met me
    If it stays away, old rocking chair will get me
    All I do is pray that Trump will let me
    Walk in the sun once more

    Can’t go on
    All I have in life is gone
    Stormy weather
    Since my job and I ain’t together
    Keeps rainin’ all the time
    Keeps rainin’ all the time

    Can’t go on
    Everything I had is gone
    Stormy weather
    Since my money and I ain’t together
    Keeps rainin’ all the time
    But Trump will be my tether
    Through all the lousy weather……”

  106. Pucker January 31, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

    I’m curious as to why the MSM goes along with teaching Blacks to hate Whites? Why does the MSM want to pit Blacks against White people? Why does the MSM want to fuel dysfunction in the Black underclass?

  107. FincaInTheMountains January 31, 2018 at 9:48 pm #

    Funny how after yesterday SOTU truce, American Media today, after the train wreck, broke free from their chains again like a pack of jackals.

  108. Elrond Hubbard January 31, 2018 at 9:54 pm #

    Senate passes bill to make Canadian national anthem gender neutral

    theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/senate-passes-bill-to-make-canadian-national-anthem-more-gender-ne…

    “The Senate has passed a bill to make the national anthem gender neutral, fulfilling the dying wish of Liberal MP Mauril Belanger.

    “The Senate has given its final approval to the legislation, which would change the second line of the anthem from ‘in all thy sons command’ to ‘in all of us command.’

    “The legislation now only requires formal royal assent before it becomes law.”

    It’s a beauty way to go.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 10:00 pm #

      Why not just give up on the whole thing – just as you have the actual nation itself? Now it’s just a global territory or outpost. Or do you love the mockery itself? Or as a pretense to keep the people confused?

      • Elrond Hubbard February 1, 2018 at 7:27 am #

        Halifax removes statue of city’s military founder, Edward Cornwallis

        ctvnews.ca/canada/halifax-removes-statue-of-city-s-military-founder-edward-cornwallis-1.3783443

        “HALIFAX — Isaiah Bernard always avoided driving by a statue of Halifax’s controversial military founder. For him, it was an obtrusive reminder of Edward Cornwallis’s bloody and barbaric extermination campaign against his Mi’kmaq ancestors.

        “Bernard wore a wide smile Wednesday as the bronze figure of Cornwallis was removed from a downtown park, one day after Halifax councillors decided it should be taken down at least temporarily.

        “‘I feel like my ancestors can finally rest,’ Bernard, from Nova Scotia’s Potlotek First Nation, said as crews prepared to move the statue.

        “‘It’s a great day to be Canadian and First Nation.’

        “Scaffolding was set up around the monument Wednesday morning, and yellow straps were wrapped around the body of the Cornwallis statue — which faced towards the mouth of Halifax Harbour since it was erected more than 85 years ago.

        “An eagle flew overhead in a cloudless, late afternoon sky as the figure was lifted off its pedestal with a crane, then placed on its back on a flatbed truck.

        “The removal was met with cheers from a few dozen people, who had gathered to watch what many felt was a historic moment.

        “‘I feel pretty good right now, pretty happy. A lot of us, we’ve been waiting a long time for this — since longer than I’ve been alive,’ Mi’kmaq activist Rebecca Moore said as she watched workers make preparations for removal.

        “‘What it means to me is that it’s really showing that violence against Indigenous people and Indigenous women is not OK … and that we won’t stand for it. That’s what it symbolizes to me.'”

        • pequiste February 1, 2018 at 9:45 am #

          P.M. Trudeau: Isn’t historical revisionism fun?

          Chorus: Yes!

          P.M: Can that centuries old, lily-white, Anglo-Scots-Irish Maritimes culture be permitted to smother our emerging Global Multi-Kulti?

          Chorus: No!

          P.M.: Does Rex Murphy have any thoughts on the matter before he becomes persona non-grata and shi?

          Chorus: Tell Rex to keep his Newfie trap shut!

          The statue of Rita McNeil is next on the removal list.

          • Elrond Hubbard February 1, 2018 at 11:29 am #

            Oh how shallow our understanding of history, and our place in it, can be. That centuries-old, lily-white Maritimes culture you refer to is my own culture — my parents came out of Cape Breton in the 1960s. So let me tell you about its origins.

            My ancestors were Jacobites — kept under the thumb of a united kingdom that treated them as a threat to their own country. (In the eyes of their rulers, these non-conforming Scottish Catholics might as well have been Muslims.) Their cause was defeated in 1746, and thereafter they had little better option than to put an ocean between themselves and those who ruled them, since they had no opportunities and no hope in the lands where they were born.

            Later Scottish settlers didn’t come to Nova Scotia by choice either. Over a course of decades, they were forced from their homes by landlords who overturned their tenancies for the sake of profit from sheep and cattle. These were the Highland Clearances. Cornwallis, the very man who defeated the Jacobites in 1746, also directed the founding of the city of Halifax. He did this in part by offering a bounty to “take prisoner or scalp” Mi’kmaq fighters who resisted the invasion of their land, and later a bounty was offered for Mi’kmaq women and children to be taken prisoners as well.

            Thus Cornwallis’ record is tied to a tradition of ethnic cleansing on both sides of the Atlantic. Vicious violence against the Mi’kmaq, and the ultimate destruction of the centuries-old (and lily-white!) Highland culture — of which Maritime Canadian culture is only an echo and a remnant — are his legacy.

            As the article I posted indicates, the Mi’kmaq are now being heard on this side of the Atlantic. If you’d like a taste of how Cornwallis is thought of today in Scotland, peruse this sign:

            i.redd.it/41esn3g6tgd01.jpg

            This urinal is dedicated to three men who participated in the Scottish Highland Clearances.

            “These men took part in what is now recognised as a form of Central Government endorsed ethnic cleansing.

            “Through their greed and bigotry, they and others have been instrumental in destroying a centuries old Scottish Highland way of life.

            PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PAY THEM THE RESPECT THEY ARE DUE.

            Posted, as it says, above a urinal.

            Respectfully submitted. Revise that, if you can.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 1, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

            The American Scots-Irish (of Northern Ireland and from the lowlands of Scotland originally) were the great Indian Fighters and first pioneers. Most of Washington’s Men at Valley Forge will just such Scots-Irish. Elrond’s Highland ancestors were no slouches when it came to the ultra-violence either of course. Have no doubt that they did their part in clearing the Northern part of this continent of Indigenous resistance.

            Elrond’s attempt to justify his people’s existence by their oppression by the English is weak tea indeed. No darkie will care, much less buy it. “They White” would be his eloquent rejoinder. I hope for Elrond’s sake that he doesn’t buy it either. Such thin ice won’t bear any weight, much less the Weight of Glory.

          • Elrond Hubbard February 1, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

            Janos dependably rushes in to misrepresent my position: in this case, by introducing a spurious implication of race war which has no antecedent, nor any sympathy, in my previous post (or any utterance of mine).

            I wouldn’t call it dishonesty on Janos’ part, though. Rather it’s a case of KIBO, or “Knowledge In, Bullshit Out”. The counterpart of “Garbage In, Garbage Out” (GIGO), KIBO is the expected consequence of entrusting meaningful information to an organization or person that disregards its actual significance, and imposes clashing (or even criminal) priorities.

            By removing the statue of Cornwallis, we are recognizing that the crimes of years past were, in fact, crimes. This is a necessary and healthy step forward for a people concerned with learning from the past, and with heading off further crimes in the future. Never mind the shaved chimps shrieking in the corner.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 1, 2018 at 5:53 pm #

            Rubbish. From the pov of your allies (and by implication yours as well), the whole White Conquest and Colonization of North America was criminal. Isn’t that more like it, Elrond?

            Why pick on Cornwallis? In some places, Catholic statues are being desecrated. They White too. The Founders will be pulled down as well, both in America and Canada.

          • messianicdruid February 2, 2018 at 10:35 am #

            Unless you have a submarine, make your stand right where you are; there’s no where else to go.

        • elysianfield February 1, 2018 at 11:14 am #

          ““‘What it means to me is that it’s really showing that violence against Indigenous people and Indigenous women is not OK … and that we won’t stand for it. That’s what it symbolizes to me.’”

          Elrond,
          …so the virus has spread to Canada? You have my sympathy. But there may be a silver lining in the dark clouds that are forming North of our borders….

          In Japan, there is no racism…nor are there statues of Confederate War heroes…perhaps this fact has not been lost on our Canadian friends? Was that truly an eagle above the ceremony, or a carrion crow?

          • Elrond Hubbard February 1, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

            Neither Canada nor the United States is Japan, elysianfield. Truth and reconciliation don’t feel good in the short term, but they decrease the likelihood of violence in the long term — while fanning the flames of xenophobia does the opposite.

            Who knows? Maybe Canada will see ethnic strife. Maybe we’ll see men on the moon again; maybe whatever. But based on current trends, I’ll lay odds ethnic strife happens on your side of the border long before it does on mine, while we look on aghast. And if Canada stays the course we set this week in Halifax, we may see nothing of the kind. In either case it’ll be a choice, on your side of the border and on mine.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 1, 2018 at 9:52 pm #

            Male Canadians looking on aghast.

            heartiste.wordpress.com/2018/01/12/the-numale-grimace/

  109. thwack January 31, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

    Close your eyes Janos.

    The American Kennel Club does not recognize the use of DNA tests to determine breed.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 31, 2018 at 11:31 pm #

      So all dog breeds are just meaningless conventions? All dogs are just dogs with no real differences in physical, emotional, or behavioral capacity?

      It’s laughable.

      • thwack February 1, 2018 at 12:02 am #

        So all dog breeds are just meaningless conventions?

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

        well,
        based on the way some breeds look and act; “meaningless convention” might be an accurate explanation of their origin?

        Just sayin

      • janet February 1, 2018 at 12:09 am #

        All dog breeds are human-made creations, the result of unnatural selection to achieve desired traits/ characteristics for certain tasks. Humans and dogs are very different creatures. Dog breeds exist because they are specifically designed for a purpose. Dogs are selectively bred for physical and breed trait aspects. Humans do not reproduce in that manner. Humans are not selectively bred and have a choice in their mate.

        To make this concept equivalent, humans would have to be purposely bred for certain physical or personality traits over the course of hundreds of years. It has not been determined that selectively breeding humans would actually work since there has not been any official scientific studies conducted.

        The closest humanity came to selective breeding was the concept of Eugenics, which was trying to breed out negative physical traits, such as mental illness, and breed in positive traits, such as a high I.Q. The concept has been abandoned by most cultures due to the difficulty of selective breeding due to the high incidence of unplanned pregnancies.

        Dogs have been selectively bred for many generations with great success. Since racism in the human culture is based solely on the color of one’s skin, hence the “race” in racism, and not personality traits, it does not accurately compare to dog breeding. To accurately compare, one would have to judge a dog based solely on fur color, just as stupid as human racist judgements like yours, janos.

        • thwack February 1, 2018 at 8:37 am #

          It has not been determined that selectively breeding humans would actually work since there has not been any official scientific studies conducted.

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

          Selectively breeding humans for physical, or behavioral traits?

          If irrationality is a human trait, and all humans have it, is it really possible to selectively breed it out of existence?

          The point Im trying to make is that the will and ability to engage in irrational behavior is one of the qualities that separates humans from all other animals; that makes us human right?

          So if we all have it, how could you ever selectively breed it out?

          To sum up:

          “if you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding; how can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?”

          • pequiste February 1, 2018 at 9:13 am #

            Wow, Thwack, great reference from The Floyd.

            You must be a pitbull and SIG guy.

            Janet will be all set with her Chihuahua and Bitcoin.

            Eugenics plus euthenics plus eudaimonia is the solution for the planetary clusterfuck.

            Too bad the firey shitstorm has to happen first.

  110. janet January 31, 2018 at 11:36 pm #

    “Trumps says I’m a Dreamer, But I’m not the only one. Maybe someday you’ll join us, And the Nation will be as One.” –janos

    I have to credit Trump for admitting that the idea of America was a dream of immigrants, that we are a nation of dreamers, and that America was built by immigrant dreamers. Any attempt to limit immigration or fail to give immigrant dreamers amnesty is un-American.

    • sprawlcapital February 1, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

      Any attempt to limit immigration or fail to give immigrant dreamers amnesty is un-American.
      ==========================================
      When the population of the US is 7.5 billion and growing, as the entire world moves here because to limit immigration is un-American; when the beautiful land of Iowa is transformed into endless strip-mall-parking-lot “development”; I will remember that you said that, Janet. Amazing.

      The only thing further to say is that, sadly, you are not alone in holding these misguided sentiments.

  111. janet February 1, 2018 at 1:48 am #

    Trump is doing the right thing, extending Temporary Protected Status — which protects individuals from deportation — for Syrian refugees for 18 more months. Each decision Trump makes saves more immigrants. All dreamer immigrants must be protected from deportation. Dreamer ives matter.

    • janet February 1, 2018 at 1:49 am #

      Black lives matter. Dreamer ^lives^ matter.

      • pequiste February 1, 2018 at 9:14 am #

        Lives are cheap unless one has good insurance and great lawyers.

        Either all lives matter or none.

        • GreenAlba February 1, 2018 at 9:38 am #

          “Either all lives matter or none.”

          I’ve occasionally wondered if some hostility could have been avoided by just calling the movement Black Lives Matter *Too*.

          • elysianfield February 1, 2018 at 11:19 am #

            “Black Lives Matter *Too*.”

            Alba,
            Been often suggested and often shouted down.

          • janet February 1, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

            Shouted down? Because in the minds of racists Black lives don’t matter?

          • Janos Skorenzy February 1, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

            They obviously didn’t come up with this themselves. But they liked it once they realized how it excluded Whites and everyone else.

            Do you really think Blacks are multi-culturalists?

          • GreenAlba February 1, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

            “They obviously didn’t come up with this themselves. But they liked it once they realized how it excluded Whites and everyone else.”

            It doesn’t exclude whites or anyone else to me. Anyone not lacking goodwill would see the ‘too’ as implicit and obvious, given the context. Other people need things spelled out and look for offence in a ‘well, why didn’t you say that?” kind of way.

            So sometimes it’s best to anticipate the potential offence, because there’s always someone…

          • Janos Skorenzy February 1, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

            So why did they find the “too” so offensive? Or the slogan “All Lives Matter”?

            You are refuted.

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

            I’ve no idea, Janos. I’m not them and I wasn’t there. All I’m saying is the ‘too’ doesn’t need to be stated explicitly *for me* because it’s obvious *to me* from the context. I might guess that it works like that for a certain number of other people too. Shorter slogans are more pithy, presumably, especially if they aspire to be the name of a movement.

      • Walter B February 1, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

        Apparently not in Chicago.

    • Sean Coleman February 1, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

      I haven’t been following this, but does the phrase ‘Syrian refugees’ mean people who are both (1) refugees from war and (2) Syrian? I expect you are using a wider definition (your might yourself term it “more generous”) where a very small proportion (3% figure has been estimated) meet both conditions above. I will leave aside the question as to why people fleeing immediate danger need to travel several thousand miles to do so.

      A similar issue with definitions applies to the words ‘child’ and ‘minor’. When Britain agreed to accept a number of under-age ‘refugees’ from the Jungle in Calais the year before last what turned up was more well-aged mutton than spring lambs. I think I mentioned recently (or at least I meant to mention it) the Frenchman who takes in refugees and was (‘reportedly’) surprised by the person who rolled up at his door under a programme providing accommodation for under-age asylum seekers. He described the child as appearing to be in his late fifties and told him so. His reply was aggressive: it said ’16’ in his passport.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 1, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

        Like Trump said of the MS13, such scumbags end up in HIGH SCHOOLS, both here and o’er there. As Enoch Powell said, We are utterly Mad. The whole Liberal Establishment has to be overthrown. The Spirit of Hitler is rising up and the world is recognizing he was right.

      • Q. Shtik February 1, 2018 at 5:06 pm #

        His reply was aggressive: it said ’16’ in his passport. – Sean C.

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

        Reminds me: Back in the day you had to be 21 to drink in NJ. Since I was only 17 (and probably looked younger) I had to get a fake ID. I managed to get one that said I was 29 years old and black* and I actually used it…….now that’s brazen.

        * BTW, this was back before NJ had pictures on driver’s licenses.

  112. FincaInTheMountains February 1, 2018 at 8:11 am #

    The coming confrontation between Trump and Putin

    I will outline four categories of conflicts between Trump and Putin, which they will somehow have to settle after Trump suppresses resistance and can act on the international arena in accordance with his convictions, without looking back at the functionaries of the deep state:

    1. The Neoclinton conflicts

    which will be generated by the Western Black Project that will not go away anywhere even after Hillary and her Flying Monkeys will go to jail for their artistry described in the Nunes’ memorandum. By the way, few days ago the corresponding commission of the Congress allowed declassifying of this memo and you need to be completely stupid to think that this has nothing to do with Trump’s decision not to impose sanctions on Russia, which became known half an hour after that.

    2. Historical,
    most of which are also Clinton’s provocations, which she has already generated in the past, being the undisputed leader of the Western Black Project, and still will generate while not yet in jail.

    These are, for example, bloody slaughters in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Kosovo, Libya and other seemingly already pacified places, which in fact are ticking bombs of mass destruction.

    But apart from Clinton’s provocations, this includes North Korea, a war with which Trump inherited from President Truman. And with the example of North Korea, one can understand that solving these problems will be very difficult to reconcile with Russia, because the American people know nothing at all about the history of these conflicts and any attempt to resolve these problems (for example, to finally conclude a peace with nuclear North Korea, with which US are formally still in a state of war), Clintonoids will present as Trump’s unilateral concessions and betrayal of national interests.

    3. Propagandistic,
    which are probably the most dangerous. They are connected with the fact that the incredibly incorrect stereotypes introduced by the propagandists of the Cold War on both sides</b were placed in the heads of Russian and American citizens.

    For example, in Russia, the law on the anti-Russian sanction the corrupt Russian propagandists are presenting as Trump’s doing, while in fact this unconstitutional law depriving Trump of foreign policy powers guaranteed to him by the US Constitution is directed not only against Trump, but also against the institution of the Presidency in the United States as such.

    And Russia in this law is not so much the victim or the object of this attack as the instrument of this attack on Trump, which, by the way, explains the carelessness with which the list of Russian Forbes and the Kremlin telephone directory were cut-and-pasted.

    In addition, I can mention the incorrect translation of Obama's “exceptional” expression, which means not the biggest, the baddest, but the original, unique, that is, it is analogous to the Russian concept of a special path and impossibility to understand it by mind.

    And of the more modern examples, Trump's slogans "Make America Great Again" and "America First" come to mind. The first phrase means "To make America again beautiful" primarily for its citizens, and not as in “Great and Terrible”, as translated by the Russian media, bought and paid for by Bastinda. And the second term means "Make America First" in the sense that the US government must first of all deal with the internal problems of the US, for example, aging and collapsing infrastructure, rather than running around the world, helping freedom fighters in Syria, Libya, Ukraine and the like, that is exactly what the Russian public demands from America. And how does this slogan being translated by the Russian media?!

    Well, in America, the people in complete seriousness believe that Stalin and Zhukov using barrier troops drove Russian soldiers into German tanks and machine guns by the millions, and only the landing in Normandy saved the Russians from total extermination in these attacks.

    And the fact that the Soviet Union was the Evil Empire is proved by the fact that it lost the Cold War, because good always overcomes evil. This is exactly the base in the eyes of the American people that the US has a right to support the Nazis in the Baltic and Ukraine, since the US is an empire of Good, and Good can not support the Nazis.

    And when even very informed Trump became president, he was sure that it would be enough to offer Putin the recognition of Crimea and the abolition of sanctions, and the Putin would give him Assad and Kim Jong-un.

    And this despite the fact that during the election campaign he repeatedly proclaimed the principle of equal security and equal moral responsibility of Russia and the United States. He simply did not understand that the war was already on and that the United States had long since crossed the red line that can not be crossed while dealing with a nuclear power and that demanding a concession to return back to this red line is an escalation of the war, and not its cessation.

    And Trump needs to explain to his voters that the withdrawal of troops from the Baltic states and stopping the construction of radar and missile bases in Romania and Poland, intended for interception of the counter-strike by the Russian Strategic Missile Forces and termination of the policy that Russia rightfully regards as preparation for a surprise attack, most likely nuclear, will increases the security of the United States, and the continuation will provoke a preemptive strike by Russia and a nuclear war that the United States will lose.
    And he has already indicated his determination to do this by declassifying NATO promise to Gorbachev not to expand to the East, but only after defeating Hillary Clinton, and before that he must reckon with the fact that he must remain the president of the United States to prevent a catastrophe.

    4 Miscellaneous,

    such as personal ambitions, machismo and other shortcomings of character, as well as the accidental drop of a heavy Army boot on the launch control panel of the intercontinental ballistic missile.

  113. thwack February 1, 2018 at 9:25 am #

    word on the street is that the next U.S census is gonna ask white people to identify their national origin.

    Why are they doing this?

    and why now?