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Mr. Trump is like some unfortunate dumb brute of the ancient Teutonic forests with a bulldog clamped to his nose, the rest of the pack close behind snapping at his hamstrings and soft, swaying underbelly. His desperate bellowing goes unanswered by the indifference of the trees in forest, the cold moon above, and all the other furnishings of his tragic reality.

As these things tend to happen, it looks like the exertions of Robert Mueller have turned from the alleged grave offenses of a foreign enemy to the sequela of consort with a floozie. Down goes Mr. Trump’s private attorney, Michael Cohen, in his personal swamp of incriminating files and audio recordings. Enter, stage left, one David Pecker, publisher of the venerable National Enquirer — the newspaper of wreckage — on his slime-trail of induced testimony. And there is your impeachable offense: an illegal campaign contribution.

One way or another, as Blondie used to sing, I’m gonna getcha, getcha, getcha.

Some in this greatest of all possible republics may be asking themselves if this is quite fair play, given the hundreds of millions of dollars washed-and-rinsed through the laundromat known as the Clinton Foundation, and related suspicious doings in that camp of darkness. But remember, another president, Jimmy Carter, once declared to the shock of official Washington that “life is unfair.”

What I wonder is what these dogs of vengeance reckon will happen when they achieve their goal of bringing down the bellowing bull and pulling his guts out. Perhaps a few moments of tribal satisfaction, one last war dance around the fire, and when the fire dies out, they will find themselves under the same cold indifferent moon with blood on their snouts and an ill wind blowing in the tree tops.

After two years of fomenting hysteria, the “winners” will discern the reality behind all the melodrama: the financialization rackets that replaced what used to be the economy have come unglued, and institutions begin to fail left and right: banks, pension funds, corporations, state and municipal governments, federal promises to pay this and that, and, in general, the ability of the USA to carry on anything approximating what might be considered normal life.

It will be interesting to see how the impeachment of Donald Trump plays as all this goes down. My guess is that the people warning about a second civil war are not far off the mark. The final consequence of a political-economy based on the proposition that anything goes and nothing matters will be the rueful discovery that consequences actually exist, and consequently that anything can’t go and some things really do matter: like whether or not money is actually worth what it says it’s worth.

That issue will surely be determined by whether the borrowers of money can possibly pay back what they owe. The discovery that it’s impossible will coincide with whatever the legal fate of Donald Trump’s presidency might be. The result of all this is apt to be a political nightmare of bankruptcy and bloodshed that makes the first civil war (1861-1865) look like a tale of knighthood in flower.

Our national living arrangements are far too fragile. The players on both sides of this dire game must assume that the trappings of American life are sturdy, and they are quite wrong about that. Personalities are not in control anymore. Murphy’s law rules, and we’re about to find out how that law differs from the federal election statutes and the humdrum business of indicting ham sandwiches just because they’re out there on the table.


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  1. Walter B August 24, 2018 at 9:57 am #

    What will happen once the Dogs of Vengeance take down their current victim you ask? Why they will turn and find another victim and that will be US. It will be those of us who have something worth taking, be it cash, assets, or property. It will be Get Whitey, or Get the Working Guys or Get Those Insensitive Bastards Who Use Offensive Words or Do Not Tow the Party Line! Wild packs of dogs never lose the need for fresh kills, they feed in a frenzy on the warm meat and then search out their next meal. Like Carlos Marcello is quoted saying in a discussion over killing Bobby Kennedy…..

    “You know what they say in Sicily: If you want to kill a dog, you don’t cut off the tail, you cut off the head. The dog will keep biting you if you only cut off its tail.”

    Unless we can find a way to cut the head off of this dog, and I cannot believe that we will, we are going to continue to be bitten and eventually consumed as well.

    • TPTB-USA August 24, 2018 at 10:32 am #

      Walter, I think you are making it much too complicated. I think it is as simple as the rats finking on each other. Your hypothesis assumes that some group is in control. That may have been, but not any more. The genie is out of the bottle!

      Connecting the Dots Behind the Curtain?
      Posted Aug 24, 2018 by Martin Armstrong
      armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/corruption/connecting-the-dots-behind-the-curtain/

      • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 10:43 am #

        Nice article, I especially liked the last line:

        “It’s Not About Trump & People Are Too Stupid to Even Look at the Trend in Motion”.

        It says it all doesn’t it. Thank you.

        • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

          That was a link to yet a new article and in it:

          Behind the curtain, Republican and Democrats are all the same. The national debt keeps going regardless who is in power even Trump. The machine cannot be stopped and they do not want anyone from the outside looking in.

          This is NOT about Trump and if he lied, had sex with 3 women at the same time, or cheated on his taxes. This is about protecting the ESTABLISHMENT and most people are just easily manipulated so they actually think this is about justice and Trump. This is about taking the government back into the hand of those in Washington.

          A good find!

          It’s Not About Trump & People Are Too Stupid to Even Look at the Trend in Motion

          Good writing today, as good as the smell of frying bacon! You want to talk about last lines.

          Our national living arrangements are far too fragile. The players on both sides of this dire game must assume that the trappings of American life are sturdy, and they are quite wrong about that. Personalities are not in control anymore. Murphy’s law rules, and we’re about to find out how that law differs from the federal election statutes and the humdrum business of indicting ham sandwiches just because they’re out there on the table.

          JHK’s comment about Potemkin village America takes today’s prize. When there is no gas, there will be no ham sandwich to indict. There will only be the howling of wind across an empty barren and baked landscape.

          • TPTB-USA August 25, 2018 at 12:07 am #

            Jim’s statement about our national living arrangements being fragile, while personalities in DC, for what appear to be selfish reasons, disregard this detail, appears to be spot-on.

            Last week, PBS NewsHour aired an interview by Judy Woodruff with John McLaughlin*. That which I find disturbing, is that it appears that so many government officials do not have a moral compass. John McLaughlin, and now apparently a group of his peers, act as if it is their God given right to retain their security clearance after they have retired (perhaps I do not understand the need and/or agreement?). The arrogance to think that no one else is fit to undertake the task. I would be interested in seeing a list of the benefits derived by individuals that are “volunteering” for the betterment of humanity.

            As for the Muller investigation, he appears to be doing a fine job of exposing the corruption and immorality of individuals for all to see; but he is also exposing our governments operation for the same (in order to get cooperation and confessions, he is essentially “gaming the system” by using blackmail and extortion).

            Times are changing, and my sense is that the world is at a critical juncture where a game reset is in order, and it is more important than ever to have strong moral leadership to inspire and unite the human inhabitants of earth. Nowhere do I see a leader that is taking on the task of representing humanity.

            * Trump using his unique power to punish and intimidate critics, former CIA official says
            Aug 16, 2018 6:40 PM EDT pbs.org/newshour/show/trump-using-his-unique-power-to-punish-and-intimidate-critics-former-cia-offic…

    • babbat August 25, 2018 at 9:11 am #

      Trump’s Australian buddy Malcolm Turnbull was taken into the forest, but because he was not a boar but a bull. Bull of Goldman gang, even if they get their balls leeched . They survive with big pensions while the static homeless still fear the collapse of their tent.

  2. Georges1202 August 24, 2018 at 10:08 am #

    There isn’t a sweeter word in the debased English language right now than impeachment. Of course, who are we kidding? The corporate plutocracy will keep this pathetic slob in power as long as they think there is another dime coming their way – squeezed from the still twitching carcass of that sad relic “The Middle Class’

    Until then – pour it on until that blessed word comes finally to pass.

    • messianicdruid August 24, 2018 at 10:56 am #

      “There isn’t a sweeter word in the debased English language right now than impeachment.”

      I think “vindication” is much “sweeter”.

    • NRWer August 24, 2018 at 11:25 am #

      The corporate plutocracy hates Trump. As much as I may not like to say it, Trump is about all that stands between us and the Uniparty’s borderless global plantation of the future.

      • Ishabaka August 24, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

        Trump is the Peace President – the first president since Gerald Ford who hasn’t started a new war. That’s why the plutocracy, military-industrial-espionage complex, and Deep State want him gone.

        • Majella August 26, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

          Maybe he has not STARTED any wars (at least, not YET), but he hasn’t pulled the US out of Afghanistan, still supplies weapons (billions worth) to the Saudis to bomb the shit out of Yemen, and has had his own scandalous foray into Syria.

    • noel bodie August 24, 2018 at 11:29 am #

      The most insightful statement here in many weeks.

  3. Hands4u August 24, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    Otto Rank wrote about a New Orleans tradition of Sacrificing the King so a new king could be born. It seems that the tradition lives on in the modern era in both New Orleans and DC. The president will be missed(by some) Long live the President!

    • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 10:17 am #

      That also applies to “the People”. Kill off the people so that a New People can be born. Perhaps this will be the Hope & Change that Barry spoke about.

      • Hands4u August 24, 2018 at 10:31 am #

        In ranks version the king is destroyed so the people don’t have to die.

        • Hands4u August 24, 2018 at 10:32 am #

          “Ranks”

        • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 10:45 am #

          Oh, but in ours they will, especially once disarmament begins.

          • Hands4u August 24, 2018 at 10:54 am #

            It will be sad and interesting to watch how and if Trump “goes down”.

      • outsider August 24, 2018 at 10:35 am #

        Good luck with that one. Look at what’s happening in South Africa, with the whites who built the country being genocided (I know that’s not a real word). And Obama was recently shown with the SA president and didn’t say a word about it when he had the chance.

        • Hands4u August 24, 2018 at 10:41 am #

          Sounds like South Africa needs a “new king”.

        • Epicur August 24, 2018 at 11:07 am #

          “And Obama was recently shown with the SA president and didn’t say a word about it when he had the chance.”

          Quelle surprise!

          • Majella August 26, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

            How can you know that? He din’t say anything publicly, perhaps, but what information do YOU have about their private conversations?

        • michics August 24, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

          Let me start by saying I am white. One needs to look at the history of SA to understand the current going’s on. SA is a relic of the British Empire with the white population decendents of the Brits. The Brits pushed down the natives and took the land as their own. Just like our ancestors did in america. The real difference between SA and America is our ancestors committed genocide on the native americans. The Brits did not.
          Now the SA natives are rising up and taking their land back. The whites are 8% of total population and own 78% of the land. And yes the SA will screw up their futures by taking back the land. They like the rest of Africa seem unable to turn they’re resources into something good for the country.

          • HowardBeale August 24, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

            Lauren Southern has made a documentary about the history and current goings on down there. Well worth a watch…

            youtu.be/a_bDc7FfItk

          • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

            In fact, the so called natives weren’t in much of South Africa before the Whites. The Bantu herders, the big tribes, the Zulus and the Xhosa, were coming south and met the Boers moving north. So you’re wrong.

            And btw, as they Bantus moved south, they savaged the Khoisan peoples – as did the earlier Blacks, driving them into the wastelands.

          • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

            Your answer is boering.

          • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

            Janos, you expressed some true historical perspectives. But there was a tribe actually living on the cape where the whites first landed. A tribe of Saan people. They are extinct. End of story. Pun intended.

          • Tate August 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

            What Keith means is that there were two white populations, the Brits & the Boers & the Boers were decidedly not British. So actually, michics, you don’t know even the basics of the history of SA.

          • Jigplate August 24, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

            “They like the rest of Africa seem unable to turn they’re resources into something good for the country.”
            What do you expect? The average IQ in sub Saharan Africa is 70.

          • Linda August 24, 2018 at 10:30 pm #

            Actually, the Dutch farmers, called Boers, settled in South Africa. So did the Brits. They evidently couldn’t get along and they went to war. Boer War I. Didn’t settle anything. Boer War II happened. The Brits won. The word “apartheid” is a Dutch word meaning separate.

            What’s happening in South Africa is horrendous. Genocide is always awful. And these white farmers weren’t the ones who stole the land. Bah. We simply cannot get along. SA will turn into Zimbabwe soon.

          • K-Dog August 25, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

            The problem with your all encompassing brain fart Jigplate is that given an average I.Q. of 70, which is impossibly low as 70 will not tie shoes, you put your bell curve on the population with the most genetic diversity in the world. That makes the bell curve very wide and leaves plenty of black Africans smarter than your dumb ass.

            Not that Jigplate knows what a bell curve is.

          • Tate August 26, 2018 at 9:26 am #

            The various Bantu tribes make up the vast majority of sub-Saharan Africa’s peoples. There is very little genetic diversity within this large population group. The old bromide about the amount of genetic diversity in Africa is based on the actual genetic divergences existing between relict Khoisan, San & Pygmy populations interspersed among the majority Bantu peoples.

          • pyrrhus August 28, 2018 at 4:48 pm #

            No, SA was settled by the Boers, mostly Dutch, in the 17th century when there were no native populations in the area. Brits came later…The Bantus were imported later.

      • Epicur August 24, 2018 at 11:13 am #

        Shortly after the financial denouement those in seats of power might come to realize that the millions of idle hands are a liability, not an asset to the system as a whole, UNLESS, of course there is a group in power that depends on the idle hands as its power base (as has happened in Venezuela).

        Then, in either instance, things will get really interesting.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 1:35 pm #

        Yeah, but which American people? There is no People. A poster named Walter spelled that out yesterday. Go check back.

        America is sword land now. And I suggest “we” start making plans on what part or parts of it we’re going to carve out for ourselves. Besides race dividing us, we’re also divided by an Ideology that now has the force of a religion. You need to get away from the Reds if you are Blue and the Blues if you are Red. As before, the “Reds” would be glad to go their own way in peace, but the Blue Bellies won’t let them.

        I’m just using the conventional color scheme. Obviously it was altered on the election maps to confuse people. Blue is a conservative color. And Red is the color of Communist Revolution. Think this change was accidental? Oh ye of little knowledge….

        • malthuss August 24, 2018 at 4:07 pm #

          Are you joking?
          depopulation is the name of the game.

          Chemtrails.
          G5.
          etc

          • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 7:21 pm #

            Their game! We have ours. Don’t be a nowhere man – join up!

    • draupnir August 24, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

      That kind of sacrifice reaches so far into our pre-history it probably goes clear back to where we settled down from hunter-gatherers and learned to till the soil. It’s probably imprinted on our DNA.

      • Hands4u August 24, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

        You’re correct; Otto Rank wrote about how this mythology propagates humanity as a whole and founded Judaism and thus Christianity as monotheistic-king as creator. Jung was also attune to this myth as well as Freud; but I think Freud was more interested in the tension and conflict where-as Jung was more focused on the interaction of ‘balance’ and interaction between.

    • Epicur August 24, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

      The tradition of killing the king is thousands of years old. It exists in the most ancient written records and those records speak of it pre-dating them.

      Google “The King Must Die” and you get 299,000,000 hits including that to the novel by Mary Renault – whose wikipedia entry will lead you to a web of historical references.

      • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

        In 1796, when Catherine died of a stroke, Paul became Czar and scrambled to find any paperwork Catherine may have left naming Alexander her heir. Paul also quickly declared official policy to govern succession to the throne by the first born male heir of the monarch. That policy continued until the end of the monarchy after 1917.

        For the next 5 years, Paul ruled as Czar and alienated the nobility and the army, two groups it is unwise to alienate! Trying to force the army into stiff, ornate, and useless for battle uniforms instead of the new practical and comfortable style advocated prior to his ascension to the throne rankled soldiers, and his penchant for ordering soldiers that made mistakes during drill to be flogged did not help. He even ordered a regiment that had performed poorly on parade to march to Siberia as punishment! His opinion of the nobility as corrupt and lazy translated into attempts to make them more loyal and disciplined, but only drove more of a wedge between Paul and the nobility.

        After initially opposing Napoleon’s France, Paul changed his mind to the displeasure of the generals and nobles. Perhaps most concerning was the plan of Paul and Napoleon to invade India. The two men envisaged joint operations of two infantry corps, one French and one Russian, each consisting of 35,000 men, plus artillery and a large contingent of Cossack cavalry. The French corps was to advance in May 1801 via the Danube River and the Black Sea through southern Russia before joining Russian forces to cross the Caspian Sea and land in Iran after a total journey of about eighty days. Paul and Napoleon estimated it would take another fifty days to reach India.

        Thus, a plot was hatched to force the Czar to abdicate, or murder him if he refused. On the night of March 23, 1801 generals that had been fired burst into his bedroom and failed to get Paul to abdicate. One of the officers hit Paul with a sword and the others proceeded to choke and trample him to death! Trample? That is cracked!

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        I was actually looking for documentation on the popular sport of ‘czar hunting’ which was a popular Russian pastime between 1825 and 1917. 1825 was the time of the Decembrist revolt.

  4. FincaInTheMountains August 24, 2018 at 10:18 am #

    Two Trump Interviews and Medvedev’s Nuclear Ultimatum

    I was already going to write a post “yahoo news tape as a can and artistic truth of rumors as a can opener”, but Trump got ahead of me, giving an interview, without analyzing which this post makes no sense.

    And it makes no sense not only because Trump was ahead of me, having expressed a few thoughts that I was going to present to you, but also because this interview reigned in the news tape, eclipsing all other news, including “conviction” of the former head of the Trump election campaign Paul Manafort and an agreement with Mueller’s investigation of former Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen.

    But I still have to open this tin can and I’ll open it just to show how it’s done. But first I have to comment on Trump’s interview, since after opening the can, the value of what Trump says turns out to be to put it mildly quite different, but what I write now will retain its importance.

    And if you mix one with another in one post, then I’m afraid that it will be an Irish stew, and I will be in the role of Montmorency (from “Three Men in a Boat: Not to Mention the Dog” by Jerome K Jerome).

    In addition, I will combine this interview with another interview that reveals the meaning of the first in that aspect of it, which in theory should excite you the least.

    Namely, how all these intrigues in the US policy will affect the lives of people in Russia, their salaries and pensions, but most importantly their security and the future that awaits their children, which is absolutely necessary because there has already begun a wave of disinformation from the Russian media, which loudly explains that Trump is either waiting for impeachment, or he will prove to be an enemy of Russia, worse than Hillary Clinton.

    Which is, by the way, simply impossible since if we consider an alternative version, then if Trump did not win in 2016, then neither Russia nor the US would exists by now.

    I actually do not know if there are any media in Russia that does not work for Hillary Clinton (and, accordingly, for the Medvedev’s team and against Putin) or are not her useful idiots, just stupidly repeating anti-Trump propaganda, which, according to her templates, is created in the USA and in Europe for internal use.

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

    Up to the point that the only fresh idea that I presented in this post as a refutation of the hypothesis that we are losing her is most likely owned by the Governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo, who is mentioned in the New York sms rumors.

    So I’ll start with the second video, in which, in the second minute, Trump says that if he does not manage to negotiate an agreement with Vladimir Putin, he will become Russia’s worst enemy. Firstly, he says it, “justifying himself” after the question-assertion that the preparation of the second summit at the highest level is in full swing, and therefore he will be able to agree with Vladimir Putin and he will not become an enemy of Russia, and secondly this his statement is directly related to that topic in his first interview, which worries the American public to the greatest extent.

    I’m talking about the fact that Trump in the first interview, allegedly said that in case of his impeachment, “the markets will collapse and everyone will become very poor.” He really said this, but he began by saying that even if the Democrats win several seats and get a majority in the congress, they will still not succeed with impeachment and he will not resign as Nixon did.

    But his words that the markets are in for a collapse, if the impeachment does happen, are directly related to Russia, since I found in the opened can of news that it would be a result of Putin’s actions in response to the sanctions imposed by the Clintonoids against Russia in order to complicate the relationship between Putin and Trump and disrupt their second meeting allegedly scheduled to take place in Washington.

    And these actions will bring down not just the markets, but the entire global financial system! The dollar system!

    And he will bring it down, taking the Russian economy out from under the dollar, that he is forced to do anyway due to the Clintonoid’s sanctions, while force the US to go to such expenses to ensure its security, which even the American economy can not withstand.

    A la guerre comme à la guerre !!!

    That is why I can not comment on the economic war with the US that Dmitry Medvedev proclaimed before I tell you about the results of the military-strategic analysis I conducted after Vladimir Putin’s report to the Federal Assembly on March 1, 2018.

    In the meantime, let me remind you that in the military doctrine of Russia is written in black on white, that Russia reserves the right to deal a first nuclear strike in response to actions that threaten the very existence of the Russian state!

    And also the fact that the United States, declaring itself victorious in the Cold War, took great responsibility in recognizing that they had taken such actions against the USSR, and they managed to avoid a nuclear blow between the eyes.

    That’s why Madeleine Albright recently denied this victory, and I had the impression that she did not do this voluntarily, but because someone told her: “You, old bitch, go and gulp down the porridge that you cooked yourself!”

    Meanwhile, Lucas, the head of the department of the Economist, right before my eyes 15 minutes after the publication of the Russian military doctrine, known as Medvedev’s nuclear ultimatum, wrote in his Facebook that this is the announcement of the colored revolutions to be casus belli: “try to do with us what you did with the USSR, and we will destroy you.”

    Meanwhile, it was this Lucas, a few months after this recording, wrote something in his Facebook that signaled the beginning of Maidan in Kiev, which led to the return of the Crimea to its native harbor and, accordingly, to the American sanctions that first “tore the Russian economy to shreds” and now must cause such damage to it that the overthrow of Vladimir Putin will be inevitable.

    And the whole question is whether the overthrow of Vladimir Putin in this way is a threat to the very existence of the Russian state, especially after the largest military exercises of the Russian army after the end of the Cold War, which, according to Putin never happened (the end of the Cold War), and laying wreaths at the monument to Kursk submarine during the celebration victory in the Battle of Kursk, which received an unexpectedly large press in the United States.

    Ainsley Earhardt interviews President Donald Trump
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    Best Trump Interview With The MSM Since President Trump Took Office
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    • Eoin August 24, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

      This development looks like a last gasp effort from our Neo-Stalinist friends on the former Left.
      Lavently Beria, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime”, anyone ?
      What a sad, sad, crock of shit !
      What’s even sadder, is the +/- 60 million people who are so programmed !
      Personally, I don’t worry about the possibility of indoctrination camps, or the advent of political compurgation; I’m quite sure that I, and others here, as well as many, many others in our Nation, will be dead long before such events transpire; and I am not talking about nuclear war with Russia either.
      Better to die on our feet, than live on our knees.
      Do you doubt this ?
      Read Solzhenitsyn !

      Alexander Solzhenitsyn showed us our future, which is already nigh at hand.
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      “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: ‘What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?
      Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!
      If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
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      “K— The B————s or Billions Will Be K—–d. It’s Just That Simple(TM).”
      Courtesy: Jiminflorida

  5. Paulo August 24, 2018 at 10:19 am #

    I think when Mueller’s report is made public these current legal wet farts will be seen for what they are, an expose of ruthless venality, lack of character, small mindedness, and outright stupidity. It smells and it’s sticky.

    Mueller’s report will show phone calls from Jr to Daddy before and after the Russia mtg in Trump Tower, other flippers will confirm this information, and charges wil be laid against Jr and Kushner….along with others. Trump will be more than implicated and the “No Collusion” chorus will melt away along with the complicit shortsighted Republican Party. The Republican Party will be destroyed for its association with, and support of Trump.

    The only way this will not unfold is if Trump does something even stupider than usual…say, firing Mueller and Sessions. then all hell will break loose.

    Meanwhile, look for more confrontations with NK, Iran, past trading partners, and ex Allies in order to to divert attention from WINNING.

    What would absolutely be lovely is if Melania walked away and started divorce proceedings in the next few months. Why she hasn’t is a mystery. She already has enough money and her parents made it over and seem safe enough, although there is supposed to be an Omarosa tape about how Trump will deport her if she leaves him.

    Orange Boy is going down because of overreach. If he had stayed in the gutter of NY RE and crooked finance he would have survived, even thrived like crawl space fungus. But no, he went for the Prize and he doesn’t belong in polite company, (even if they are a bunch of fellow grifters). No one likes obnoxious. Trump has proven to be exactly what everyone thought he was. When he was a ’30 something’ playboy’, the chicks hung on to his arm for a photo. When he was 60 he started paying for sex with skanks. Now, he’s just a fat old guy too coarse for comfort; an embarassment that reminds us of everything repulsive about being American.

    • hmuller August 24, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      Do you think we the deplorables care about all these technical micro-violations of campaign funding and tax law written in legal babble?

      If the American people cared about this petty shit, they would have hung a hundred politicians from lamp posts by now for doing far worse. But if it’s “a cleansing” you want, let’s hunt down the Clintons!

    • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

      It’s the Paulos of the world that make tragedy inevitable now. He doesn’t get it, has no compassion, and demands his form of justice on his fellow Whites.

    • Q. Shtik August 24, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

      even thrived like crawl space fungus. – Paulo

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

      I really like ^this^ line and will probably use it some day…and without attribution, if that’s OK with you.

      • sprawlcapital August 25, 2018 at 4:19 am #

        Since all, or most, of the commenters on this blog are anonymous, I see no way that we could copyright anything we write here.

        Signed,
        Sleepless in Des Moines

    • Exscotticus August 24, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

      The only thing that really matters right now is the midterm elections.

      If there’s a Blue Wave then Trump will be removed regardless of Mueller or any criminality or lack thereof.

      If there’s a Red Wave then Mueller can howl all he wants; good luck getting the House to start impeachment proceedings. Republicans won’t need a single Democratic vote to do anything, and the big beautiful wall will rise in the desert…

      Where it gets interesting is if it’s somewhere in between. If Blue takes the House but Red keeps the Senate. Lots of drama then.

  6. BC_EE August 24, 2018 at 10:22 am #

    The operative word is Murphy and we know what they say about predicting the future. That is, at this point in time what we estimate will be the consequences may never happen and something completely outside our expectations comes rolling in with fury and mayhem.

    Such is the butterfly effect; but in this case the removal of the ass-clown in chief is a little more than the perturbations of an insect wing.

    The Greek tragedy in all this is he should never have been in office to start with, but the choices were out of the hands of the Fates of Democracy and manipulated by the kleptocrats. As we move onto the next act in this play what will appear on stage as the curtains are drawn back again?

  7. bibliomaniac August 24, 2018 at 10:22 am #

    The scapegoat was a common ritual in the Old Testament–literally a goat sacrificed for the sins of the tribe.

    • GreenAlba August 24, 2018 at 11:22 am #

      From what I recall it wasn’t sacrificed – it was sent out into the desert with the people’s sins ceremonially attached to it, hence ‘scape’goat and not ‘scalpedgoat’.

      If he could take all the swamp sins with him out to a desert in Nevada and wander there for a while, that would be helpful, possibly.

      • Hands4u August 24, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

        That would be quite interesting. Maybe have him start working on “the wall”. Or he could hand out ham sandwiches to people coming across the border seeking asylum! LOL!

      • hmuller August 24, 2018 at 10:22 pm #

        You are correct as usual, Green Alba. See Leviticus 16: 7 – 10. Although, it’s worth noting that the goat released is dedicated to Azazel. He has a companion goat who is dedicated to Jehovah and slaughtered on the altar.

        What’s the lesson? We can die for God or wander off and live for the Devil? Just asking….

        • GreenAlba August 25, 2018 at 7:24 am #

          You’d have to ask the goats, hm – they were the ones not given the choice.

          For us, I’d suggest, with due humility, that we do not need to create false dichotomies or limit ourselves to such unjustifiably restrictive choices.

          Whatever we believe or don’t believe, we can live for goodness, kindness, decency, the avoidance of war and strife, and the minimisation of suffering. And strive to keep our footprint small in all the damaging senses. For the genuinely good, they don’t feel the need to leave a ‘good’ footprint either, since goodness is its own reward, although others may wish to celebrate them.

          Here endeth the lesson. Amen 🙂 .

          • GreenAlba August 25, 2018 at 11:01 am #

            That’s just a strategy, of course. The devil is in the tactical and operational detail. But only figuratively.

          • messianicdruid August 25, 2018 at 11:45 am #

            What you live-by is what you by-live [ be-lieve ].

  8. outsider August 24, 2018 at 10:28 am #

    With the likely possibility that the Blues will re-take the House this November, I’m wondering if it’s time to put all of my retirement funds into one percent CD’s, where they’ll at least be FDIC insured. I only have two years to go before I must start tapping them. Many Boomers are in similar situations. I agree with POTUS. If he is impeached the markets will tank, then comes Civil Unrest.

    • messianicdruid August 24, 2018 at 11:23 am #

      The FDIC can cover less than 3% of deposits [ call me a liar if it’s four ], so how do you think that’s going to go?

      Trade your paper for something real, anything. And then keep it close.

      • Epicur August 24, 2018 at 11:56 am #

        “…so how do you think that’s going to go?”

        They will print more (not to say that everybody gets bailed out, since some are more equal than others). Modern Monetary Theory, MMT, will work (sort of), but the catch is that in order for it to work the government will require more power. More power in fewer hands! What could possibly go wrong?

        I’ll be a smart-ass and answer my own question: what WILL go “wrong” is that those in power will realize that idle hands are a liability, not an asset and are stressing the system.

        A system under stress will react in a direction to relieve the stress – Le Chatelier (loosely).

        Google “China re-education camps” for a foreshadowing.

        • hmuller August 24, 2018 at 10:26 pm #

          The Party in China gave some old women a job – spying on their neighbors. Why not? I know some who love doing it even with no pay.

    • Tate August 24, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

      Last I checked, you can get about 3.35% on a brokered 1-year CD. Build a ladder over a year. You can always withdraw with a penalty if absolutely necessary (SHTF). You’re insured up to $250,000 at each institution.

      • Tate August 25, 2018 at 9:06 am #

        2.35% (not 3.35%) at beginning of August. Still better than 2.05% at money mkt rate.

  9. wm5135 August 24, 2018 at 10:29 am #

    “My guess is that the people warning about a second civil war are not far off the mark.” JHK -(“”second civil war””) shooting gallery

  10. pequiste August 24, 2018 at 10:31 am #

    Curiously enough one of the best ways to deal with snarling, vicious dogs of any provenance or ownership is to feed them, a short time at least. Once they taste the free kibbles and bits or sirloin steak they are hesitant to bite the hand that feeds them. Then when the beast is trusting and freely takes the Alpo from the bowl on the porch, is the time to take action. A Hav-a-heart trap works wonders as long as it is well chained down. Then a robust burlap sack and pack a picnic cause it will be time for a visit to the lake kids! Bear traps almost always get their pooch and make a deep impression on the vile critter too. Are we a wee squeamish when dealing with rabid canines (and other Swamp creatures)? Well, making sure an additive has been provided for the Purina’s postprandial: chocolate is not a sure agent but a little (a lot) of Prestone goes miles and miles in helping the hellhound offspring of Cerberus go away permanently.

    And then there is the old trusty 12 gauge. Works wonders for those of a stout heart, keen eye, steady hand and good breath control. That is if the gummit hasn’t proscribed them and taken yours away.

    The macro parallel actions to get rid of the fe(de)ral creatures are usually a military coup, popular revolution or martial law. Take your pick – the cure, may, in fact, be much worse than the disease.

    The Autumn has already arrived here: plums purple and plump hanging heavy on the tree; apples golden with a blush of red to tempt the taste curious. And after that some elections they say. Elections that will be the most “important of our generation.” Yeah, they say that hackneyed crap every time don’t they. It won’t matter other than for appearances. The Deep State hates DJT and will make every attempt to get him “outta the way” like they say in Queens.

    He still has some available options too, and from where he sits they are quite potent. I don’t think he would hesitate to use them either ’cause The Man from Queens is not going down without a fight to the finish.

    • elysianfield August 24, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

      “Well, making sure an additive has been provided for the Purina’s postprandial: chocolate is not a sure agent but a little (a lot) of Prestone goes miles and miles in helping the hellhound offspring of Cerberus go away permanently.

      Pequiste,

      Good post. Nice effort.

    • Tate August 24, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

      That is cold, pequiste. You don’t poison dumb animals. I’m surprised you would write that. Beat the shit out of their negligent owners instead after you neutralize their dogs with tasty treats.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

      Yes, Primacy of the Will is our only chance now. Trump must just say No and dare them to do anything – and let them see that he is prepared if they do.

      Right, Wrong – who knows what they mean or even cares now. Survival is the first morality as Tom Jefferson said. That means Tribe since we have lost the Nation. And if you’re White, that means loyalty to Whites. The Left is an ideological tribe – largely White too to their grotesque chagrin.

      • messianicdruid August 25, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

        Again, the line-drawing game. The order is God, Family, Country.

        Loyalty to nation or tribe does not require us to despise others. It does require us to treat others as we wish to be treated. Whites that fail in this, must be accountable and made to understand that emulating the heathen will make you a heathen, and increase chaos.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 25, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

          Again you conflate tribe, nation, and country. The first two are viable, the third is not – it’s the result of following the degenerate policies you endorse, policies that would force to give the United States back to the Indians and that do not allow us to control our borders in general.

          You’re a Christian Liberal (a contradiction) and a metis to boot. Our interests do not coincide. People like me created America, not people like you.

  11. Georges1202 August 24, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    Melanie – you have an opportunity to be a hero in the ranks of General Marshall and Audie Murphy. You have more than enough fodder to divorce this slut-chasing piece of garbage you married. It might just do him in. There would be a statue of you in every blue state.

    We forgive you for echoing this monstrosity’s birther nonsense. You were being loyal. All is forgiven. C’mon – call Jacoby & Meyers.

    • Georges1202 August 24, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      Oops! I meant Melania – Melanie was some other tramp he boffed.

      • hmuller August 24, 2018 at 10:37 am #

        You just lost all claim to being called a gentleman, Georges.

        • zizzybalooba August 24, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

          Well, as a consolation Georges could claim the dunce’s crown. I’m sure he voted for Hillary “Stand by My Man” Clinton.

        • Eoin August 24, 2018 at 5:25 pm #

          @hmuller
          You hold him, and I’ll fuck him.

      • Tate August 24, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

        Georges1202 has full-fledged TDS — Trump Derangement Syndrome.

        Trump occupies the most valuable real estate of all, the space between his enemies’ ears.

        MAGA

        )):-]

        Winning!!!

      • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

        He is a flawed man, but a great one. God works with such men. See the Old Testament. I trust that the Empress Melania will never turn on the King as Cohen has done. Paul Manafort has shown the Way. Go down and wait to be pardoned.

  12. capt spaulding August 24, 2018 at 10:33 am #

    It’s probably just as well that Trump won the presidency, since it just makes the corruption that exists even more quickly apparent than it would have under some of the other candidates, thus delaying the shitstorm and possibly making it worse. Anybody who just stands back and looks at the state of things in this country, can see that tough times are coming. If Trump winds up impeached, there will be hell to pay, and this will no longer be the country we thought it was. With the level of corruption that has taken over the government, chaos becomes inevitable. The current uproar is just the tip of the iceberg.

    • Georges1202 August 24, 2018 at 10:37 am #

      Of course the trouble is then you get Pence wheeled out of cold-storage and the fun really begins with the Bible Whompers barking at the moon.

      It’s a huge shit sandwich and we’re all going to have to take a bite of it.

      • Hands4u August 24, 2018 at 10:47 am #

        I would rather have my “ham sandwich” with a slice of onion and mustard!

      • wm5135 August 24, 2018 at 10:56 am #

        “It’s a huge shit sandwich and we’re all going to have to take a bite of it.” Georges1202

        A sandwich without bread.

      • bibliomaniac August 24, 2018 at 10:56 am #

        Georges–Love the “cold-storage” remark. Pence is a wooden Indian with a homophobic twist.

      • Petro August 24, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

        No, Georges1202, we don’t necessarily end up with a President Pence. As a co-candidate in the campaign, he, too, could be implicated in the corruption. So that POS is also legally and politically vulnerable. Flushing the toilet is sending a lot of these turds back to the swamp, even him. Election 2016 was just a huge mistake, made possible by the lurking cancer cell called the Electoral College. A supporting tumor was bound to erupt at some point.

        • Hands4u August 24, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

          Agnew had left the building in shame before Nixon could.

    • outsider August 24, 2018 at 10:41 am #

      Capt,
      Does any thinking person still believe that this dysfunctional shithole is the same country we grew up in?

      • capt spaulding August 24, 2018 at 11:31 am #

        Corruption has always existed, of course, but it has grown ever more prevalent to the point that they barely try to hide it anymore. I think that the increased ability to communicate publicly via the internet has also raised awareness. I think that we have finally reached the point where big business plainly calls the shots & the politicians do their bidding. Let’s face it. It’s all over They won, my friends. The only reason Mr. Smith Goes to Washington anymore, is to get paid off, and then once he gets out of office, he becomes a lobbyist. Congress is just a finishing school for lobbyists. We will all be part of a new 3rd world country, but at least we’ll have cable.

        • elysianfield August 24, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

          Captain,
          Corruption has always existed, of course….”

          Indeed it has. But in our youth we saw the world through a lens of ignorance.

          “I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then…”~ Bob Seger

        • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

          And remember how many times you and your cohort worried about the Evangelicals who were about to take over America and create a Theocracy. Face it: they were never the problem – the Left always was. And yes, the Deep State behind the Left, and that includes many Republicans and “conservatives”.

    • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 11:04 am #

      Corruption in government Captain? From the book “Brothers” by David Talbot:

      Page 124 – “Kennedy’s primary motivation in taking on organized crime was his fear that it was becoming intertwined with government and business and threatening to corrupt the social contract that held together American democracy…..

      Kennedy learned too about the merger of the underworld and overworld when distinguished senators and governors came before his committee to argue on behalf of organized crime despots, and when executives from Fortune 500 companies sheepishly testified about the deals they cut with burley gangsters to assure labor peace.”

      That was over 50 years ago. Do ya think they have made advances since then? You betcha!

      • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

        Yes, the Jews got out of “organized crime” since Banking and Business were so much more lucrative in general and the risks so much lower. And if you did go down, you do short, easy time.

    • EvelynV August 24, 2018 at 11:25 am #

      Was it Charles Manson who said you have to pass through the fires of hell to reach the gateway to heaven?

      Much as Trump is to be loathed, the catharsis he puts us through might pay off in the end.

      Then again maybe not, it all depends if you consider it a benefit to hasten the end if no one comes out the other side.

      • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

        I think you made up that bit about Charlie.

        • EvelynV August 24, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

          I believe I read it in “Helter Skelter”.

      • Tate August 24, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

        Charles Manson wanted to ignite a race war between blacks & whites. At the time, it wasn’t an idle threat. I remember that time, the beginning of the 1970s, a lousy decade. This was just after a period of unprecedented ghetto riots when large sections of American cities were burned down by their black denizens & hundreds died.

        It has been said that Section 8 vouchers relieved some of the tension of large numbers of blacks cooped up in ghetto districts. But the same DNA is there & the same behavior patterns are there & the same hostility is there & the MSM today keeps black misbehavior such as flash mobs under- & unreported & unwary whites go about their business as usual sipping their Starbucks lattes & playing fantasy football. The denouement is being prepared by a host of accelerationists from the pinnacles of govt power to their minions the Antifa street thugs. Unmasking the corruption might bring some relief, but I wouldn’t count on it.

        • malthuss August 24, 2018 at 4:16 pm #

          A rumor is Polanski was making snuff and kiddy porn [no surprise if true] and Manson was involved in a soured drug deal with him or them. The race aspect was fiction, according to some.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

          The burning question is how to get more women into fantasy football. Meanwhile the NFL is experimenting with Gay Male Cheerleaders, especially Black ones. Do the Fans really want this?

          • Tate August 25, 2018 at 9:50 am #

            I think it’s hilarious that the NFL is experimenting with Gay Male Cheerleaders. I stopped watching football three years ago (or was it two years ago? when Colin Kaepernick began his antics combined with the U. of Missouri nonsense.) Went cold turkey & haven’t missed it one bit.

        • Tate August 24, 2018 at 10:57 pm #

          High school football participation declines for the second year in a row nationally,

          pressofatlanticcity.com/sports/local/highschool/football-participation-declines-for-the-second-conse…

      • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 6:16 pm #

        No, I think it was Steve Miller band and the Catholic Church in their teaching on Purgatory.

        It’s said Agent Strok is going to open up a motel – Roach or the Hotel California?

    • Tate August 24, 2018 at 5:10 pm #

      I love the way President Trump has gotten into the minds of his enemies. Sun Tzu couldn’t have occupied higher ground. This is why I voted for him. Seeing the lamentations & violent threats & gnashing of teeth of the Prog Criminals whom he will shortly after the midterms begin to root from their vipers’ nests. The hour approacheth when he will redeem his promise.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

        He must call out for Volunteers when the time comes. Minute Men must begin to drill in every public part, a well ordered militia as per the Constitution.

        • Tate August 25, 2018 at 9:54 am #

          If only. I’m afraid that whites will present a sad & wholly inadequate response. All we can do is vote in a passive-aggressive kind of way, confused as always about motive by ‘muh Constitution’.

          • Tate August 25, 2018 at 10:08 am #

            Whites as a group are smart-er, but not smarter-er-er (not smart enough.) That’s the tragedy & that spells our fate, I’m reluctant to say. My own group of whites, the Scots-Irish, are among the dumbest whites of them all. It doesn’t take many generations, breeding with 1st cousins among the isolated hills & hollers of Appalachia, to breed an inferior race. Sacha Baron Cohen spoofing some clueless state rep in Georgia, getting him to drop his drawers, etc., we get what we deserve when you witness that sort of thing. So that asshole on the Nat’l Review editorial board (Kevin Williamson?) who penned the essay about trailer-park trash deserving to die was essentially right, although it may be painful to admit.

          • messianicdruid August 25, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

            “That’s the tragedy & that spells our fate, I’m reluctant to say.”

            “It is not within man that walketh to direct his own steps.” Some of the self-confessed smarter-er are convinced that being smarter-er is the main thing. It is not. Being able to follow simple directions [ faithful ] is.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 25, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

            Yeah Cohen is pretty funny. I loved his Borat movie. What as the pitch that got bonzo to drop his draws? Is it on video? And finally, got a link!?

            That came up on the Stormer. Someone said that a lot of White Trash seem to be of Scots-Irish descent. Immediately that was squelched in the name of unity. Rightly so in the context, but in truth, I think there’s something to it. Germanics and Anglos just don’t seem to degenerate nearly as often. Madison Grant (or was it Stoddard) discussed the question as well. Why so much criminality and immorality in the Appalachians? The heat of the South is hard for White Men to take, but the elevation mitigates it, and again, the Piedmont is much hotter and did not have the same problem.

            Maybe the poor soil? Every enterprising person who could get out already had long Gotten out, leaving the dregs? Or is some ancient Celtic deficiency playing out in a modern context? Few peoples took to Christian monasticism like the Old Celts. For a thousand years and more the best men didn’t reproduce. Could that be part of it?

          • GreenAlba August 25, 2018 at 2:52 pm #

            Are you sure you know your Celts from your Picts and your Angles from your Britons, Janos?

            Which Scottish demographic do you think it might have been that invented so much and achieved so many feats of engineering, yet are apparently so inferior to your good self?

            Maybe one day you’ll let us know about your personal white-man achievements.

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_inventions_and_discoveries

            Not bad for a nation of dimwits.

          • Tate August 26, 2018 at 9:50 am #

            There is a video. I didn’t find it but didn’t look too hard for it either. It’s a new cable series called “Who is America?” on Showtime. Here is a Slate article (It was the first link when I googled it, don’t hate me.) It shows a still from the stunt, where Cohen posed as a colonel in the Mossad. I forget how he got the simp to comply. In another segment, he also got Dick Chaney to autograph a water board!

            slate.com/culture/2018/08/sacha-baron-cohens-who-is-america-reveals-conservative-fear.html

            I think there are primarily two factors in the “Scot-Irish question”: 1) the rusticism 2) the persisting “honor culture.”

  13. venuspluto67 August 24, 2018 at 10:34 am #

    Well, I’m no fan of DJT, but I’m even less of a fan of the idea of having one Mike Pence as prez. But I can see why the Deep State would prefer him, because he is part of the System. And besides, Pence is totally down with Cold War 2.0. I’ll bet the only reason he agreed to be Trump’s VP was that his probably very canny political instincts told him Trump wouldn’t last a whole term. God help us all.

    • Georges1202 August 24, 2018 at 10:39 am #

      That Plan B would never be conjured up by Pence – he is a true dullard. No, this was a Kennedy-LBJ replay – without Dealy Plaza and all its merry mix-ups.

      • messianicdruid August 24, 2018 at 11:32 am #

        A dullard would scream at the pawns on the chessboard for being on the wrong square.

  14. bibliomaniac August 24, 2018 at 10:41 am #

    Just finished reading Craig Unger’s “House of Trump, House of Putin.” Heavily documented–if Unger is right, Manafort and Cohen are just the tip of the iceberg.

    • Tate August 24, 2018 at 5:25 pm #

      Unger one-time editor of the Boston Review, a far-left publication.

      One-star review of Unger’s book on Amazon:

      “Unger sees the Kremlin’s intervention in the 2016 presidential election. Again, readers will find no evidence that Trump knew of or participated in the Russian campaign” – WaPo review

      “I just read the book, the core basis of Mr. Unger claims are that because some alleged Russian mobsters bought 5 apartments in Trump Tower back in the ’80s that Trump is now an agent of the Russians. LMAO Trump sold thousands of apartments in 1981 alone, 5 apartments is chump change.

      “I sold a car to Nicky Scarfo’s cousin when I lived in Philly back in the ’80s, I also dated twice the ex-wife of the brother of a South Jersey made guy, guess I’m part of the Philly mafia according to Unger’s logic.

      “As I wrote, well written but no evidence that Trump is anymore of a Russian agent that the Clintons are.

      You have to use the tip of the iceberg analogy because there’s nothing below the waterline.

  15. Dumbedup August 24, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    What we are all missing, or refuse to focus on, is how narrow our apparent choices have become because we have allowed our political system to become rife with corruption. At present, our choices lead down the same road whether we impeach Trump (and replace him with Pence), re-elect him in 2020, or replace him with a stock Democrat. Hurricane Lane is the perfect metaphor as it heads for landfall on the “Big Island”. The only difference is who will be permitted on high ground when it hits. That is not to say there are not other choices. It is to say they are not reasonable or likely.

    Can you imagine a candidate running for President on the platform, “we have some hard choices to make.”?

    • bibliomaniac August 24, 2018 at 10:46 am #

      You got that one right. Global capitalism has become the octopus sucking the planet dry, and it’s clear that in this case, Trump is just the front man.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

        The Corporate Elite hate the nation state and its borders, seeing them as bad for business. That’s why they hate Trump since he’s a nationalist. There’s not just two points of view, you know. And even between the big Two there are shades of grey, and that’s where Trump lives. It’s hard for a Leftist Manichee to see that, but it’s true. Lemme guess, like the Antifa you think the Police are Nazis, right? And anyone who wants America to continue, right?

        • Dumbedup August 25, 2018 at 11:58 am #

          I disagree. I think they love the nation state. Nationalism is what keeps labor costs low in China, Vietnam, India and the Philippines and high in the US. When they can no longer arbitrage labor costs they will be out of a job.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 25, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

            Yeah, they’ll keep the veneer of the nation state as long as it serves. And they plan to turn America into one of those third world countries. After all, you can’t compete with coolie labor unless you become a coolie. And you’ll think that’s the apogee of justice, right?

    • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 10:51 am #

      We are not missing this fact Dumbedup for we have been shouting this out from the rooftops here for years. The American public is given two choices every election, shit and shittier. Of course, you cannot make healthy sausage using a diseased sausage grinder so what would it matter anyway? I would bet that most of us that voted for Mr. Trump did so to prevent the Queen of Evil from taking Her throne. The only shame is that so many Common American Idiots still insist on getting Her into office, the office that was “Her turn” to occupy. Aye, there’s the rub.

      • bibliomaniac August 24, 2018 at 10:59 am #

        Whether he votes for Bush, Clinton, Obama, or Trump, the American voter always gets —Goldman Sachs.

        • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 11:05 am #

          So sad, yet so true.

          • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

            At present, our choices lead down the same road whether we impeach Trump (and replace him with Pence), re-elect him in 2020, or replace him with a stock Democrat.

            Last article I mentioned a high school friend who back in the day swapped the chromed steel letters on his FORD around to spell DORF. My point was that I never saw anyone else creative enough to do the same thing. I never saw another car of the DORF brand ever.

            The relevance is that there is an idea of what a politician is and what a politician does in America that has been corrupted so completely that Pence or a stock Democrat can’t imagine that a politician should really take on the job of doing the public actual good. In America a politician actually dedicated to making America better is considered to be a fool. In America the thought is that if you float your boat and the boats of your friends then a few other boats might float too. Maybe or maybe not, it is a nice thought, but really it is only about justifying floating your own boat first.

            Whether he votes for Bush, Clinton, Obama, or Trump, the American voter always gets —Goldman Sachs.

            That the average politician is even lower on the creativity scale that your average JSP or hobbit does not help.

          • messianicdruid August 24, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

            Hobbits have beautiful homes.

          • Tate August 24, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

            Doesn’t ‘dorf’ mean ‘village’ in German? Dark forces are gathering around the Shire (the village) & the Hobbits are not noticing?

          • GreenAlba August 25, 2018 at 7:41 am #

            A shire isn’t a village, it’s a region, as in Yorkshire or Lincolnshire.

            It’s the derivation of your own word ‘sheriff’ – ‘shire reeve’. Well it was our word originally, obviously 🙂 .

            legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Shire-reeve

          • GreenAlba August 25, 2018 at 10:12 am #

            I should have said a county, rather than a region. The old GB counties were tweaked in about 1975 by ‘Regionalisation’, an administrative makeover which involved the creation of administrative ‘Regions’ which overrode the old county borders and were subdivided into Districts. But the old counties still remain, some still called ‘shires’. Yorkshire, being a large county, has three historical subdivisions – the West Riding, East Riding and North Riding of Yorkshire (Riding = ‘thirding’).

            South Riding exists only in the eponymous novel by Winifred Holtby.

            For those who may be interested, with apologies to those who are not.

          • Tate August 25, 2018 at 10:18 am #

            It seemed like a village in the movie, but I take your point.

          • GreenAlba August 25, 2018 at 11:21 am #

            You can just see it on this map of Middle Earth in the middle of the word ‘Eriador’ in the north west 🙂 .

            theonering.com/galleries/maps-calendars-genealogies/maps-calendars-genealogies/map-of-middle-earth-j…

            It is the whole region of ME inhabited by the little hairy-footed fellas.

      • NRWer August 24, 2018 at 11:03 am #

        It’s much worse that that. Clinton is simply one individual within the Uniparty who worships at the altar of globalism. The end game is a borderless world where the corporate class can move freely to exploit resources, both human and natural, sans oversight or pushback from pesky governments and their regulations.

        Should Trump lose in 2020, there will be another cheery globalist candidate to take Cankles’ place. The MSM purposefully propped Trump up (see Wikileaks “pied-piper strategy e-mails), as the DNC thought she could beat him handily. It backfired, but the same corporate media will do the Uniparty’s bidding again, likely with a different result.

        • bibliomaniac August 24, 2018 at 11:06 am #

          You got that right. We’ve been asking if democracy can survive global capitalism, when we should be asking if the planet can survive global capitalism.

          • messianicdruid August 24, 2018 at 11:37 am #

            Democracy is how you get to global capitalism.

          • Epicur August 24, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

            The chief sin of capitalism has been developing the technology that has allowed the population of the earth to outgrow its limits.

            Don’t worry the same technology will solve that problem too, whether we like it or not.

          • Tate August 25, 2018 at 10:24 am #

            Democracy contains the seeds of its own destruction. Global capitalism is the agent of the destruction of democracy this go-round. Some form of elective monarchy is probably the most stable form of government, with an explicit rationale & philosophy to anchor its existence.

      • zizzybalooba August 24, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

        ” I would bet that most of us that voted for Mr. Trump did so to prevent the Queen of Evil from taking Her throne. The only shame is that so many Common American Idiots still insist on getting Her into office, the office that was “Her turn” to occupy. Aye, there’s the rub.”

        Ooops, I think you just insulted Georges1202.

        • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

          Not intentionally to be sure, though anyone that still supports the Witch Queen of Angmar (HRC) deserves to be insulted. I hope that George is not one of them.

          • Tate August 25, 2018 at 10:29 am #

            I haven’t heard anyone on this site actually defend her although some may have voted for her against what they perceive to have been the worse alternative.

            That’s just a matter of opinion. An accelerationist view vs a conservationist view (ironically enough.)

  16. NRWer August 24, 2018 at 10:46 am #

    Trump isn’t going anywhere, IMO. There are a number of Twitterfolk (see Imperator Rex, TheLastRefuge) who have laid out what is (at this point) practically indisputable evidence that Trump has been aware of the Strozk/McCabe/Comey/Clinton-backed coup for quite some time. The “insurance policy” texts were the tip of the iceberg.

    We may see an uprising of sort (not grassroots tho), but Trump isn’t getting removed from office. IMO, we are going to witness the exposure of the deep state (or whatever you want to call them) actors and the military will be used to deal with whatever the McResistance/Purple Revolution types has/have planned.

    • Hands4u August 24, 2018 at 11:00 am #

      you might be right; it seems as if the deep state is creating an “uprising” of its own to deal with Trump. He’s at their dinner party with his depends soaked and no one is showing him where the rest room is.

      • NRWer August 24, 2018 at 11:10 am #

        No, I think he is quite ready for it.

  17. JohnAZ August 24, 2018 at 11:04 am #

    Oh boy. We have a government that has been liberal dominated for thirty years. That government has dragged this country ever deeper into the swampy slime for the thirty years with no answers, no solutions and never ending power grabs for position and money. In 2016, people said enough is enough. Actually, enough people got dragged into the slime that there was a brief time of actually trying to fight back. A lot of pessimists have become optimists during the Trump time, thus the markets and consumers become more powerful. But here we go, the Swamp cannot let go, This BS we are witnessing in the DOJ will not stop until the Trump revolution is absolutely squashed. And the really scary part is, the Left has not a clue what to do next! Think about what is going to happen when:

    Free education is passed without a dime to support it.

    Free health care is installed, again without a dime to support it and in the shadow of the bankruptcy of Medicare. Think about this one, the Swamp has been complaining about the demise of Medicare in 1934, and their answer is expand it to everyone.

    Global warming is occurring and the response to it is a lot of hand wringing and absolutely no real solutions. Why? The answers to global warming so changes every human life that no politically feasible answer is possible.

    The Left has disconnected itself from the average man in the US in favor of supporting our little brown brothers as they feel that their power hunger is best Fed by increasing the brown population rather than coming up with real solutions. This in itself will drive the US to destruction and require governmental change to a more centralized form of government. Which is exactly what the Progressives want! Venezuela, here we come.

    Chicago has found a solution to its many billion dollar pension fund shortfall. They are going to borrow money from the Bond market and invest it in the stock market to make more money. ??? WTF? Just another cockamamie kicking the can down the road by the Lefties in Illinois. The state government tried the same thing in years past. That went well, the Lefties got a hold of the extra funds and instead of backing up the pension plans, they spent it in the general fund. Just another Leftist money feint.

    And the beat goes on. The Great Orange Hope will next be brought down by two bimbos and their Leftist supporting cast of lawyers. It is unbelievable what is happening. People of the USA, we are about to get exactly what we deserve, RUIN and by our own hands. Hold on, I think there are many centrist folks who do not want this to happen. And they are well armed.

    • Hands4u August 24, 2018 at 11:14 am #

      There seems to be a large amount of funds available to our military that would provide a fair amount of support. But as JHK and former president Carter said… “life isn’t fair”.

    • EvelynV August 24, 2018 at 11:20 am #

      “Liberal dominated”?

      What pills are you popping?

      Wealth dominated! The money such as it is, is congealing all in one place with little left over for conducting the programs for social good that would otherwise make life one or more notches better for everyone.

      • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

        Must be some pretty good pills!

      • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 6:33 pm #

        Social good? Like bringing in more unneeded, unwanted, violent, and ignorant immigrants?

    • ozone August 24, 2018 at 7:02 pm #

      Perhaps *this time* those well-armed “centrist folks” will finally figure out that DE-centralization is in their best interests… Well, call me a pessimist, ’cause I don’t think that particular realization will be realized. Too bad, the most practical, multi-skilled people in the nation have become the deepest dreamers.

  18. sprawlcapital August 24, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    Our national living arrangements are far too fragile.
    ======================================
    This Wednesday morning, at 8:59 I received a text from our school’s campus alert system. Our Internet provider had experienced a massive outage, As I recall, it was more than an hour later that we finally got Internet service back.

    I thought at the time, maybe this is how it begins. Our computer systems are growing more complex, and more fragile, every day.

    Imagine what happens to autonomous vehicles if computer systems crash. Pun intended.

    • sprawlcapital August 24, 2018 at 11:09 am #

      Sorry, the comma key is right next to the oeriod, and I keep hitting the wrong one.

      Great post today, James!

      • Q. Shtik August 24, 2018 at 4:03 pm #

        the comma key is right next to the oeriod, – sprawl

        ===========

        Yes, and the o is next to the p.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

          And Q comes next.

        • sprawlcapital August 25, 2018 at 5:45 am #

          Ha! I missed that. I need to admit, I’m just a bad typist. Good grammarian, though.

          Thanks, Q.

          • GreenAlba August 25, 2018 at 7:57 am #

            I thought you were making a joke, which I thought was quite funny 🙂

          • Janos Skorenzy August 25, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

            A video of you and Q talking about grammar would be utterly hilarious. He would get closer and your hands would begin to touch on the keyboard, perhaps on the P. Who knows what would happen then? I’ll let my reader’s imaginations take it from there.

          • GreenAlba August 25, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

            “I’ll let my reader’s imaginations take it from there.”

            Interesting that you assume you’ve only got one…

    • ozone August 24, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

      “I thought at the time, maybe this is how it begins.”

      sprawlcapital,
      Indeed. Re-read the first of JHK’s series, “World Made by Hand”.
      As you’ll read, it simply begins to happen more and more often and for longer periods, until… that’s it, no more angry pixies streaming out of the outlets to be corralled and channeled by clever machinery to make components for more clever machinery; all done; dust and decay again begin to reassert their rightful places that were usurped for a mere couple hundred years.

      I know you’re preparing for just such an eventuality.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 25, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

        Yes Pete, decay is very important. It makes room for the living. Stephen King’s Langoliers are inter-dimensional monsters who eat unused possibilities, a kind of high level bacteria perhaps.

  19. bibliomaniac August 24, 2018 at 11:10 am #

    Funny how that works. They got Al Capone on tax evasion.

  20. EvelynV August 24, 2018 at 11:15 am #

    James should rethink his comparisons of a potential civil war with the last civil war.

    The spirit, dedication, and the commitment of the combatants of the former have no match in today’s society. The scarecrow army of the confederacy who conducted endless winter marches lacking food and boots but nevertheless fought with the ferocity of wolverines have no counterparts in today’s world.

    The sufferers in another civil war if such a thing occurred would be the people who think hardship is not finding an open Starbucks before settling into their late arrival at a desk job etc.

    A national collapse from internal rot and probable consequent wanton violence is not the same thing as the purpose driven catastrophe and tragedy of the efforts made my Lincoln to keep the states united.

    • Hands4u August 24, 2018 at 11:36 am #

      this “civil war” will be fought sitting in front of a computer drinking highly caffeinated latte’s; this wars Lincoln will be Trump. (And I’m sure he would love that comparison!) (Let it be known I am no fan of the current president.)

    • elysianfield August 24, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

      “The spirit, dedication, and the commitment of the combatants of the former have no match in today’s society. The scarecrow army of the confederacy who conducted endless winter marches lacking food and boots but nevertheless fought with the ferocity of wolverines have no counterparts in today’s world. ”

      Evelyn,
      Well said, and true, every word…save that there is a counterpart in our society. a population of disenfranchised, “victimized” and well-armed people of all colors, their skin their uniform, will find unity and in their minds cause to seek redress.

      • ozone August 24, 2018 at 7:27 pm #

        Those with starving children and no discernible recourse will be the first and fiercest to act. If martyred, they will inspire those yet fiercer still. It’s all about conditions for obtaining ENERGY, the final arbiter of behavior.

  21. PeteAtomic August 24, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    There are zero serious, thoughtful, or effective leaders in either major party, post Trump. The sucking sound of the political vacuum will be deafening. All there is are a coterie of angry, partisan activists who are bankrolled by one special interest or other, with a panopaly of old, failed socialistic, anti liberty and authoritarian ideas.

    Just watch. There will be a massive campaign to continue the swindles and monopolies in the economy with promises of free stuff for the 99%.

    • bibliomaniac August 24, 2018 at 11:34 am #

      Pete–I don’t know about this. So far, we’ve had a lot of “free stuff” for the 1%. How much good has Trump’s tax break done for you?

      • PeteAtomic August 24, 2018 at 11:46 am #

        Government sponsored dependence isn’t a long term solution, individual economic opportunity is. Personally I don’t care if the rich are taxed heavily. I’m concerned with the lives of small businesses and entrepreneurs, and breaking the monopolies which dominate sectors in the economy.

        • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

          And was not preventing or breaking up monopolies once one of the most important duties of the US government? The wealthy will never be taxed again for they now own the government. The sad part is that once riled up, the “have-not losers” will turn on the working class instead of assaulting the wealthy masters who hold all of the real loot, because the wealthy masters control them too.

          • Tate August 24, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

            “… and breaking the monopolies which dominate sectors in the economy.”

            PeteAtomic, you got that right. And especially one sector of the economy, health care.

          • PeteAtomic August 24, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

            the ultra rich will always be fine. They can simply take a chopper or a private jet away to an island, or to another country, or wherever. The greatest economic freedom and prosperity for people is a locally based economy that maximizes individual liberty in the marketplace. So, I support whatever practical solutions to that end– whether its in tax policy, regulation, etc. Strong communities are born that way.

  22. Epicur August 24, 2018 at 11:32 am #

    The only way that Trump’s fate matters is that it MIGHT matter to the power struggle in DC over who will have the last seat when the music stops and the Emergency is declared.

    I have a feeling that that struggle is so great that Trump is but a minor player in the game. Ultimately, there are only two possible courses: either the lumpenproles will be crushed by oligarchs who base their power on the proles (like Napoleon, Hitler, Putin, Xi, etc.); or the proles will be crushed by oligarchs who base their power in the lumpenproles (like Mao, Castro, Maduro, etc.).

    It is like the finale of Ghostbusters where the only choice is the shape of your doom – which oligarchs “win”.

    Best to remember that when the elephants fight the grass gets trampled, and remove oneself from the arena as much as possible.

  23. Farmer Joe August 24, 2018 at 11:34 am #

    “My guess is that the people warning about a second civil war are not far off the mark.” -JHK

    Am I the only person who doesn’t see this as a likely option? If things did come down to a fight between red states and blue states, it wouldn’t take long for the red states (and their sympathizers) to win. After all, the vast majority of people who own guns, farms, and have the wherewithal to use both successfully are on one side of the political spectrum. The fact is that liberals can’t live without us.

    • EvelynV August 24, 2018 at 11:53 am #

      Any so called win would be a pyrrhic victory. As before the red states lack the materials needed to sustain a war. Are you forgetting the US military will remain a contestant and it’s not likely it will takes sides with one toothed farming rednecks and fat ass gun crazies or latte sipping tree huggers. (I fit in with the latter group but I and my family are well armed.)

      • Farmer Joe August 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

        You are the exception on the gun front, Evelyn, not the rule. You did not address the other point I made: who grows your food?

        • ozone August 24, 2018 at 7:44 pm #

          “You are the exception on the gun front, Evelyn, not the rule.”

          Farmer Joe,
          You know not whereof you speak regarding that. There’s a lot of things none of us know in certain subjects, but this narrative of “libruls is anti-gun and ain’t got inny” is one of the least accurate. Do not count on that as your prime advantage or you could become unacceptably ventilated. People of all ideological stripes can sense danger and will attempt to prepare accordingly.

          • Farmer Joe August 25, 2018 at 12:11 am #

            I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know everything, but in my experience the political ideology/gun ownership stereotype is true.

            That said, I really think half of the point I am raising is this: without food a war cannot be fought. With most farmers (not all, before Ev or someone else jumps on me, but most) occupying red states and counties, and generally leaning that way politically, if it came to a fight, all they have to do is stop sending food to the cities. Thats ny point. Without “one toothed redneck farmers” the “latte sipping tree huggers” starve.

            P.S. Evelyn, your hubris is showing.

          • Farmer Joe August 25, 2018 at 12:49 am #

            According to Pew my observations on gun ownership are statistically accurate. The typical gun owner is a rural, republican, white man.

          • ozone August 25, 2018 at 9:00 am #

            “…I really think half of the point I am raising is this: without food a war cannot be fought. With most farmers (not all, before Ev or someone else jumps on me, but most) occupying red states and counties, and generally leaning that way politically, if it came to a fight, all they have to do is stop sending food to the cities.”

            Yep. That would do ‘er. (That’s also one reason why I choose not to live in a city; convenience be damned.)

          • elysianfield August 25, 2018 at 11:37 am #

            “That said, I really think half of the point I am raising is this: without food a war cannot be fought.

            Joe.

            And yet, wars are continual, as is starvation. As a matter of fact, wars are faught BECAUSE of starvation…note Venezuela….

            The civil war, be there one, will not be between states, but rather between ethnic and class groups.

        • ozone August 25, 2018 at 9:02 am #

          Oh, as far as polls go: I allus sez, polls are made to be proven wrong. 😉

      • Q. Shtik August 24, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

        one toothed farming rednecks and fat ass gun crazies or latte sipping tree huggers. – Evelyn

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

        Hahaha, LMAO

      • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

        Will the Military back the Deep State or Trump and his patriots? That’s the question, but nice evasion there, Ev.

        • GreenAlba August 25, 2018 at 8:27 am #

          “Will the Military back the Deep State or Trump and his patriots? ”

          Who knows, but I’m guessing they’ll claim first dibs on Farmer Joe’s food.

  24. FincaInTheMountains August 24, 2018 at 11:59 am #

    Take it easy, folks.

    This entire latest anti-Trump media offensive is a complete bluff and BS.

    Clintonoids are using old templates and while doing that, commit one fatal mistake after another, and such that the normally functioning Hillary Clinton would never allow them to make, which, of course, raises the question if she is still with us or still in control of her facilities.

  25. wm5135 August 24, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

    When the mantle of “Chosen People” is donned, and implemented as manifest destiny or any of the litany of self serving pronouncements, one question always remains. Chosen by whom? When a nation declares itself indispensible then arises the question. Indespensible for whom?

    “Just as well” – capt, “those of us who voted” – Walter B. – both accurate views from this vantage point. There is absolutey no way the citizens of the the United States cannot see the entire society has been corrupted, without purposefully refusing to acknowledge what they see. That is something entirely different from not seeing.

    K-Dog prophesized there would be no epiphany for the United States. HIs prophecy as reality will be a heavy burden to carry.

    Mr. Trump’s election and presidency has awared an opportunity to see the truth. “The truth will set you free”, not when one desires to remain a slave. Keeping up with the Jones’s is not a bitch it is a TOAD. (Tuberculine Old Alcoholic Derelict)

    • ozone August 24, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

      Incisive comment, wm.
      Let me just fix one part to make it a smidge clearer:

      “Mr. Trump’s election and presidency has [awarded us] an opportunity to see the truth. “The truth will set you free” — not when one desires to remain a slave. Keeping up with the Jones’s is not a bitch it is a TOAD. (Tuberculine Old Alcoholic Derelict*)”

      *wm, I’ve never heard that expression before; one of yours? It’s certainly the epitome of what might be termed “ramshackle”.

  26. BackRowHeckler August 24, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    Well, the first thing that will be done by the victorious left is open up the borders to the 3rd world, illegal aliens seeming to be their main concern and the central plank of their platform. Then it’ll be time to get even with whitey, Trump supporters and Republicans and settle scores once and for all. Wait and see. You white lefties who support all this don’t think you’ll be let off the hook unscathed because you’re part of the resistance and down with the struggle. They’ll eventually be coming for you too.

    Meanwhile, its getting ugly in South Africa; white owned farm confiscation beginning in earnest, and talk now of expropriating ALL white owned property in the country. What is there to stop them? Malema has stated once again he is not calling for the extermination of all whites — yet. And what little resistance there is to these illegal policies is being blamed on — you guessed it — Israel, who the Communist Party has accused of training Boer and Afrikaner snipers. That’s how bizarre all this is.

    brh

    • FincaInTheMountains August 24, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

      See?

      Here we go!

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

      Thank God they dismantled their nukes, which the Israelis assisted in developing.

      Can you imagine ANC with the bomb?

      • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 6:50 pm #

        Kdog believes the media and says it’s all just White Nationalists talking points – as if we can’t be right about anything by definition. In other words, if we say 2=2=4, it becomes untrue because we said. So much for the howling of the rabid dogs of media. If you lie enough, you lose the ability to see the truth.

      • capt spaulding August 24, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

        That’s OK Tate, they don’t have a blowgun big enough to shoot it.

        • elysianfield August 25, 2018 at 11:40 am #

          That’s OK Tate, they don’t have a blowgun big enough to shoot it.

          Captain,
          Remember, we used to say similar about the Chinese….

        • Tate August 25, 2018 at 8:30 pm #

          Speaking of nukes in turd-world countries, how are they going to get the tactical nukes out of Incirlik? Maybe the same way the Colts left Baltimore, in the dead of night with no notice.

  27. Luhrenloup August 24, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    What needs to happen at this point if the country is ever to regain viability, and some semblance of stability is for justice to prevail. Hillary has to be charged, the Clinton foundation has to be exposed, the FBI, CIA, and the DOJ has to be purged.
    Since all of government and its representatives, with a major stake in continuing business as usual, is contaminated by this corruption, it is not likely to happen. Trump is not the bugaboo in all this, but the messenger who knowingly or unintentionally is exposing Washington’s underbelly. Since he plays the media with pronouncements that on the next day he refutes, one never knows where he stands; in this morning’s tweets he addresses AG Sessions, brings up the “deleted Emails, Comey lies & leaks, Mueller conflicts, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr……
    “….FISA abuse, Christopher Steele & his phony and corrupt Dossier, the Clinton Foundation, illegal surveillance of Trump Campaign, Russian collusion by Dems – and so much more. Open up the papers & documents without redaction? Come on Jeff, you can do it, the country is waiting!”
    Always quick to point out how the average citizen is held to a different legal standard, Trump brings up the case of Ex-NSA contractor Reality Winner who’s been sentenced to 63 months in jail over “classified” information. “Gee, this is ‘small potatoes’ compared to what Hillary Clinton did! So unfair Jeff, Double Standard.”
    A few heads may roll, others will be shamed, but the power dynamics will remain unchanged until . . . the economy collapses and people take to the streets.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 24, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

      Sorry, I don’t think that Hillary would ever be charged, not in this World.

      It would take half of the US budget and two presidential terms to go through all her entanglements

      We could spend time and money on better things.

      • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

        She also has enough dirt on all of the sellouts in DC to be able to remove the entire government in one fell swoop should she be seriously attacked. Yes, she is safe, at least until she stops breathing that is.

      • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

        Will this be before or after war with Russia? Have we all forgotten that while all the brouhaha about Trump getting elected by Russia is phoney baloney, the fact is that Hilary wanted war in Ukraine was a real deal?

        But not to worry, it can’t happen. Enough wagging of the dog could bring Rodan back from whatever remote province in which she hides, but that won’t get her in the White House. It never was her turn any more than it was my turn or your turn though I’m sure she resembles that irradiated pterosaur more than ever.

        The mystery of how Trump got elected has never been adequately explained though the reason why is a proverbial elephant in the jelly bean jar. It was not Russia or pandering, or the JSPs and Hobbits in the unemployed Midwest that elected Trump.

        What elected Trump was the simple fact women can’t stand Hilary. They in fact, hate the bitch. Nobody ever mentions this.

        I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession.”

        As a man it is not easy to see how insulting that statement is but the expression of compassion be it genuine or of mere biochemical origin is an essential property of being a woman. It makes them special.

        Women who have natural female compassion are fully aware that Hillary Rodan Clinton has none, and thus as a woman, deserves no respect. It is a case of feminine logic actually making sense. Another reason nobody notices the obvious; another bias showing.

        • Luhrenloup August 24, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

          Most of the men running from both parties in the 2016 primaries had more compassion than Hillary did. Another one was Carly Fiorina who was also quickly torpedoed. Until women have the courage to stop imitating John Bolton, we’re not going to have a female president.

          • Tate August 24, 2018 at 5:34 pm #

            Why is it necessary to have a female president, lol? You are the perfect example of the virtue signaling uniparty conventional “politically-engaged” nullity who never asks the questions that your masters don’t want asked.

          • Billy Hill August 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

            Tate — I don’t think he said or implied it is necessary to have a female president. What he said was “when women stop imitating John Bolton” which likely means when they stop war-mongering rhetoric designed to gain credibility with the MIC, National Security State, and the vast swath of the electorate convinced that there is The Other out there determined to annihilate the USA.

            In my own corner of the universe I encounter women who have been promoted to positions of authority who, unfortunately, try too hard to act tough and “masculine” in efforts to prove they are bad-asses and deserve to be where they are. This is not universal and I have encountered other women who have risen to the level of director and who are wonderful to work with.

          • Tate August 25, 2018 at 1:13 am #

            Billy Hill, unspoken in his statement is the implication that the U.S. deserves a female president & that women as a group deserve one of their own as president. This is quintessential identity politics. Women are not disqualified from serving in any office, including the presidency so what purpose was there in stating it thusly except to signal his virtue?

            Having a vagina is not a qualification for office any more than having a penis.

          • GreenAlba August 25, 2018 at 10:40 am #

            Billy Hill

            What an entirely too sensible and reasonable post! And those who are curious enough to venture into Luhrenloup’s lair will find he’s a she.

          • Luhrenloup August 25, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

            “You are the perfect example of the virtue signaling uniparty conventional “politically-engaged” nullity who never asks the questions that your masters don’t want asked.”

            After some consideration, I’ve concluded that we’re unable to communicate in any meaningful way, and so I’ll refrain from responding to your comments.

          • Tate August 26, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

            We may be unable to communicate in any meaningful way, but after due consideration, I feel obliged to address the issue, regardless of whether you respond to my comments:

            The notion that a woman should be leader of this country is just WRONG — B-I-G T-I-M-E…

            Women are not disposed to lead nations, countries, empires, or multinational corporations successfully. Neither psychologically, constitutionally, emotionally nor genetically. Humanity is patriarchy; patriarchy is humanity. This is ancient wisdom. There have been exceptions, which I’ll explicate presently.

            Women have a nurturing, caring, welcoming nature. Trigger warning, GA, they belong sequestered in the family domicile, hearth & home & all that lest they give away every jot & tittle. King Salman, you made a huge mistake allowing them behind the wheel (of misfortune). In our modern age, unwisely thrust into leadership roles, this has manifested as a pathology in the form of Open Borders & through a projective osmosis, the accusation of ‘Toxic Masculinity.’ What insanity! What kind of leadership is this? Self-extinguishing, I’d say. Google “pathological altruism.” You’ll find a rich vein of wisdom.

            There have been notable exceptions to the rule of patriarchy, & of feminine leadership, mostly symbolic. The two that spring to mind immediately are Elizabeth I of England & Katherine I of Russia. Bess had a strong male advisory council, especially in Walsingham & Burleigh, & she wisely deferred to their judgment. Let’s not forget that Britain is an island. That helped a lot, providing an inherent defensive advantage. Even so, to fortify her rule, England became a police & surveillance state under Walsingham, with informers at every turn. Exhibit one the strange death of Philip Marlowe. And lest Lurenloup think that female leadership can somehow escape the constraints of our instinctive deference to the patriarchal imperative, remember that Elizabeth had a special suit of armor made for herself as the Armada crisis unfolded to imitate the Masculine just as Hatshepsut reliably donned a beard in Ancient Egypt to reinforce her claim to the Two Kingdoms.

            As for Katherine, she was an aberration. She had a special fondness for horses, you’ll recall, revealing unnatural sexual appetites, tending towards the Hyenal. She started life as a German princess.

            Margaret Thatcher? Again, overcompensation is inbuilt into the female “mystique” when dealing with leadership issues. Poor Argentina! So far from the U.K. yet so near to Maggie Thatcher’s penile insecurities.

            Then there is Elizabeth II. She has two-stepped with Zulus & I believe, bless her heart, & sincerely thinks that the subjects of her inherited former empire are all loyal John Bull petit bourgeois tradespeople, even Pakistani gentlemen of rape recruitment inclinations. Her consort, Philip, a clueless schmendrinck, special provisions had to be made for his male ego. But this is inevitable! As if she could have married a department store mannequin! Charles, under the tutelege of his mother, has had a rough upbringing to be sure for all his privilege & the resulting conflicted instruction has bequeathed to the commonwealth the unseemly spectacle of vegetation-whisperer!

            In short, feminine rule is a disaster for all concerned.

          • GreenAlba August 26, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

            If you’re expecting me to feed you, Tate, you’re in for a disappointment. Slouch back under your bridge and trigger away.

          • Luhrenloup August 26, 2018 at 7:37 pm #

            Again,
            I’ve concluded that we’re unable to communicate in any meaningful way, and so I’ll refrain from responding to your comments.

      • malthuss August 24, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

        She could always send her double to prison [after threatening the gals life]. Check ‘the woman on 9 11 who left Chelseas place was 20 pounds lighter than Hillary.’

    • ozone August 24, 2018 at 8:27 pm #

      “Since all of government and its representatives, with a major stake in continuing business as usual, is contaminated by this corruption, [a purge] is not likely to happen. Trump is not the bugaboo in all this, but the messenger who knowingly or unintentionally is exposing Washington’s underbelly.”

      I’m certain it was unintentional. (I don’t give him credit for that kind of native intelligence, just bloviation and bluster. After all, it’s worked for him his entire life; but now he’s dealing with animals of a different size and cunning. Just look at his recall of Pompeus Maximus from the Norkie Kingdom due to “deal not done; artfully or otherwise”.)

      At present, I think he realizes he’s got to pursue exposures or distractionary rhetorical attacks of “the other” to survive in his present position. Look for more stridency (and perhaps more ridiculousness) as this term proceeds. …And no, I don’t think “they’ll get him” because of an innate awareness of looming repercussions and consequences should they do so. Simple balance scale observation really.

  28. Cavepainter August 24, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    Boy, imagine a time warp which has landing on our shores of today the generation of troops returning from WWII, all yet armed. Phew-ie, what do you think would be their reaction in finding what the country has devolved to? How long do you think it would take them to clean up the mess?

    • Tate August 24, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

      Cavepainter said:

      August 23, 2018 at 10:09 pm #
      Tate, the only distinction between Whites and others for the past 2,000+ years is that the White European culture advanced all areas of human endeavor hundreds of years ahead of all others, to the effect that any and all of whatever color or ethnicity living in a Westernized nation actually have “White privilege”. Get over it.

      i think you’re confused old boy. My guess is that your opinion would be a minority of one. But maybe it’s I who am confused. Maybe the newly-arrived Squatemalan or Kebabi or the African inhabitants of Trenton & Detroit also have white privilege. You should go spread the word!

  29. BackRowHeckler August 24, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    The question is Jim, if Civil War breaks out, will Section 8 vouchers still be honored and will EBT cards continued to be fully funded? If the answer is no then we have a big problem. 50 years ago a bargain was struck with ‘the community’ that said “keep the welfare checks coming and we won’t burn down your cities”. So if the swag stops flowing its gonna get pretty ugly in most urban areas, which is why I advise family and friends to stay as far away as possible from those dystopic urban crapholes.

    brh

    • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

      How about if Vouchers , EBT cards AND Social Security checks all are stopped in order to create the unrest under the guise of bankruptcy? How easy would THAT war be to start? Of course the uber-wealthy could always retreat to their hidey-holes for a bit, protected by well fed clowns with sunglasses and Uzi’s. Heck they shouldn’t even have to hide too long at that until a new beginning could be made with far less peasants to have to deal with.

      • BackRowHeckler August 24, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

        Good points Walter.

        I think I read recently a good percentage of Americans are on some sort of government assistance, more than 75%.

        I wonder what the ‘carrying capacity’ of the US actually is, I mean without offshore oil and direct payments to citizens from the US treasury? I doubt if it would be anywhere near the 320 million who are here now.

        brh

        • elysianfield August 25, 2018 at 11:44 am #

          “I think I read recently a good percentage of Americans are on some sort of government assistance, more than 75%.”

          BRH,
          True that…thank God we avoided going “Socialist”…(…this is ‘Murica…dammit!)

      • Ol' Scratch August 24, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

        I fully expect that too, Ol’ Walt. Devilishly easy!

      • PeteAtomic August 24, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

        any serious disruption of the downflow of federal subsidy of the population, and every major US city would be on fire within 72 hours.

  30. K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    What I wonder is what these dogs of vengeance reckon will happen when they achieve their goal of bringing down the bellowing bull and pulling his guts out.

    Virtus Ipsa Pretium Sui or “virtue is its own reward”

    The heroic soul does not sell its justice and its nobleness. It does not ask to dine nicely and to sleep warm. The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough.

    To the hero eliminating vermin from the White House is the job of a dogsbody. Somebody has to do it but that does not mean things will get better. To the stoic dog that is not the point and virtue is its own reward.

    But the fact is that the dogswho clamps down on Trump’s nose will be thinking of some extra kibbles in their dish. Somebody will have made that promise or they will assume it to be true.

    Thank you GA for ‘dogbody’.

    • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

      Dogsbody, I’m a dogbody!

    • messianicdruid August 24, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

      “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.“

      You got way bigger problems than DJT.

      • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

        Not if they create their own reality within their own minds they don’t. I’m ok, your ok, anything goes and nothing really matters. Serenity now, what a concept.

    • GreenAlba August 25, 2018 at 10:47 am #

      You’re welcome, K-Dog. I had no idea until now that it was an item of ‘old world’ vocabulary. I think it is quite indispensable to British cultural thought. Or general workplace practice. One or the other…

  31. wm5135 August 24, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    “The fact is that liberals can’t live without us.” – Farmer Joe

    The other truth is that you can’t live with yourselves. Joe whichever group you align with or which “conservative” view you hold you are a member of a splinter group. There is no coherent, cohesive conservative movement in the United States. There is of course no cohesive, coherent liberal movement either. Divide and conquer.

    “Keep on usin me, till you use me up”

  32. Ol' Scratch August 24, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

    I’m not counting Ol’ Donny out yet, Jim, as he no doubt has a mountain of dirt to share about the goings on in the rest of Ol’ DC as well. But it certainly does appear that there’s a bad moon rising over the American political landscape no matter how this all goes down, and who knows what ill winds will prevail in the aftermath of Hurricane Donny should the “nattering nabobs of negativity” get there way.

    Watergate disrupted business as usual for the entire decade of the 70’s, only be relieved by the second coming of the Conservative Messiah St Ronny – hallowed be his name. Could the walking corpse that is the matched Queen/King set that was not to be, HillBillary Clinton be somehow resurrected to take her/his “rightful place” at the head pf the table once more?

    The Devil in me mightily hopes that this is so, so that I can preside over the great harvesting of souls that is sure to happen in the aftermath of that perverse event, as Twisted America – that Great Whore of Babylon – finally reaps what she has sewn for all these many years.

    • messianicdruid August 24, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

      “During the genocides, the reports of the events are dismissed as rumors and propaganda. the complied death lists are categorized as “unconfirmed” or “alleged”. This is because the reports do not originate from official sources (eg CNN, ABC). The social media purge of conservatives is not just about censorship, it is about covering up genocide after the fact. When the communists actually take over, the real purge will begin. And as the man who launched Obama’s political career proclaimed to FBI undercover special informant, Larry Grathwohl, “we will have to murder 50 million people”.”

      thecommonsenseshow.com/americas-date-with-genocide-part-2/

      • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

        You are correct, when evil moves it stifles disclosure until it grows to the level where the light of day will not slow its “progress”. I have seen the Grathwohl interview and he was not exaggerating, those who will not comply will be removed. I do not believe that it can be stopped here for those social justice warriors (we even have our own here) are working overtime to disrupt, distract, and discourage the American public from standing up against it. Whichever way it plays out in the end, one thing is certain, what we get is what we deserve.

    • messianicdruid August 24, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

      “During the genocides, the reports of the events are dismissed as rumors and propaganda. the complied death lists are categorized as “unconfirmed” or “alleged”. This is because the reports do not originate from official sources (eg CNN, ABC). The social media purge of conservatives is not just about censorship, it is about covering up genocide after the fact. When the communists actually take over, the real purge will begin. And as the man who launched Obama’s political career proclaimed to FBI undercover special informant, Larry Grathwohl, “we will have to murder 50 million people”.”

      thecommonsenseshow.com/americas-date-with-genocide-part-2/

    • JustSaying August 24, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

      Impeachment Process

      Article II Section 4 of the United States Constitution states: ‰ÛÏThe President, Vice President and all other civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

      The impeachment process begins in Congress. The Justice Department or any other independent council investigates charges and presents them to the House Judiciary Committee. The House Judiciary Committee reviews the evidence and drafts the Articles of Impeachment. This is presented to the full House and debated. A simple majority of the House is required to impeach the president. However, after impeachment the president remains in office until trial by the Senate.

      In the Senate, the House Judiciary Committee acts as the prosecution, the Senate as the jury and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court as the judge who rules on the admissibility of the evidence presented. The accused president can hire his/her own lawyers. A two-thirds majority of the Senate is required to vote against the accused and remove the president from office.

      As at November 2017, only two U.S. Presidents have been impeached (Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton). Two others (Richard Nixon and John Tyler) faced similar charges without being impeached. However, no U.S President has ever been removed from office through this process.

      Andrew Johnson

      After his removal of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton from the Cabinet, Andrew Johnson was charged with breaching the Tenure of Office Act. He was impeached by the House of Representatives on Feb. 24, 1868. After two months of trial in the Senate, he was acquitted by a margin of 35 guilty to 19 not guilty, one vote short of the two-thirds majority required.

      Bill Clinton

      Bill Clinton’s alleged extramarital affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky resulted in his impeachment by the House of Representatives on Dec. 19, 1998. The charges for the impeachment were perjury and obstruction of justice. In the end, 50 senators voted to convict him on obstruction of justice and 45 found him guilty of perjury. Clinton remained in office because the required two-thirds, or 67-vote, minimum was not reached.

  33. My Point of View August 24, 2018 at 12:41 pm #

    So sick of hearing about the criminality of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Crime Family. What total BS. Truly Fake News. Give it a rest. Pitiful to keep harping away where there’s no there there.

    If the Clintons had done ANYTHING the least bit illegal you can bet the GOP would’ve had them crucified on their special GOP-patented Golden Cross of Hypocrisy. Was it 8 hearings on Benghazi or nine, lost count, but never was there anything to pin on Hillary Clinton. Nothing. Nada. Zip.

    Over 70 tries to repeal the ACA. What idiots. Believe the GOP tirds at your own risk.

    If you’re getting Social Security and Medicare, and you voted for Trump, then you need to drop trou and bend over because the disgraceful sellout failure known as Paul Ryan is about to give you the shaft this year so he can pay a bit of that tax break for those who already were obscenely wealthy.

    Same for the email server. Every Secretary of State had one. Every one. Colin Powell included.

    There’s no fire. But there is smoke. And the smoke you see comes from the usual GOP fake news orifices, especially the orange rectum in the white house.

    • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

      Hey that’s a great point and it changes everything. Of course there is no crime in America or somebody, somewhere would be out there fighting it. Batman or Superman would be slugging it out in the streets with the Penguin and Joker. Since the only people fighting crime are all going after Mr. Trump he must be the only evil left in this place. Let’s get him! Thank you, I can now sleep soundly knowing that I now live in the Land Without Crime, what a relief.

    • Ol' Scratch August 24, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

      Well, that’s certainly ONE point of view. My advice? Be careful what you hope for. The legal precedents alone set by a Trump impeachment will be sobering. That’s what BOTH sides of the political aisle always forget. And the deep state? They win either way.

      • PeteAtomic August 24, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

        yeah. This thing has such a possibility of spinning out of control. If an Elizabeth Warren (or whoever) becomes the next executive, there will automatically now be a large minority of people who are gonna wanna take her out of office by any means necessary. It becomes almost like this game of one-upmanship.

        • PeteAtomic August 24, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

          or maybe a better thought would be– a population that is so sick of the waste, fraud, and abuse of power by everybody in DC that any elected politician becomes a target. Maybe the start of a real revolutionary movement. I don’t know.

          • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

            A real revolutionary movement is impossible in America. Electronics prevents it. But never mind that, why would people get so sick of the waste, fraud, and abuse of power by everybody in DC that any elected politician suddenly becomes a target. All people want and have ever wanted is a piece of the pie.

            Waste, fraud, and abuse of power by American politicians are as American as apple pie. People accept political self interest and have all through our history. If you go back a century people have bitched right along with being totally compliant with any abuse or manipulation one higher on their social pyramid wants to give.

            A revolution demands empty bellies, you will have to wait a few years yet. For the time being compliance is genetic.

          • Billy Hill August 25, 2018 at 8:34 am #

            “A revolution demands empty bellies…”

            In 1776 the colonists were well fed. Privation during the war likely diminished the ardor of the combatants.

            In 1861 the opposing sides were not starving. Likewise as the war dragged on combatants lost motivation and deserted.

            Maybe it’s an American thing. The 1861 rebellion occurred essentially from symbolic motives rather than metabolic. (in 1776 and thereafter the English gave a seminar in how not to hold onto a colony. The colonists’ motives for action were a reaction to the Red Coats’ behaving for all intents and purposes like the Americans in Vietnam.)

            Today we are again mired in polarized symbolism. Reports of divorce and family member versus family member arising from zealous adherence to an ideology are not uncommon. It is telling that our host admits the possibility of Civil War 2 in this week’s post.

            In the CFN barnyard we see both sides in stark relief, and no amount of eloquence at this stage appears capable of persuading The Other to abandon a quasi-religious belief cluster. I re-wrote Bob Marley’s lyric last week to the effect: “Our belly full but we hungry.” The populace is fat,dumb and UNhappy.

            After the heady early days of the War in 1861 where Washington DC socialites took their carriages and picnic lunches to watch the boys make war at Bull Run, as Fall turned to Winter and early Spring, the realization hit both sides that they had got, unfortunately, what they wished for. The proverbial “Oh Shit” moment.

          • Tate August 25, 2018 at 8:07 pm #

            I had to look it up to be sure, Billy Hill, but that “Oh, shit!” moment in the spring of 1862 was called the Battle of Shiloh.

    • RobH August 24, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

      That’s a good point of view!

      • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

        Good enough to fear the rhyme.

        69 AD, was the Year of the four emperors. Romehad four emperors in succession: Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian.

        Discovering he had been impeached and sentenced to death on June 9, 68 AD, Nero committed suicide.

        Is Trump like Nero?

        Naaah, While the resemblance is there, Trump won’t kill himself. All Trump will do is tweet.

  34. messianicdruid August 24, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    SWIHP = deep state

    neonrevolt.com/2018/08/16/p-the-unseen-masters-of-all-qanon-greatawakening-whoisp-illuminati-13blood…

    The Truth will set us free [ please heed the warning ]

  35. newworld August 24, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

    This time last week Trump was up, the SP lays down a bit of gas lighting and everyone is ready for CWII. BAH

    I would prefer Trump fire Mueller the first time he hints that he will charge a family member with some violation of some rule or reg that was violated in passing but is tantamount to treason.

    What are your nuttier friends on twitter going to do when 4 days later 75% of the population is totally relieved that a two year investigation which should have taken a few months is over and done with?

    So go ahead keep talking up the rumor that Don Jr. is going to be indicted.

    • akmofo August 24, 2018 at 1:35 pm #

      Nope, that’s not how it works. The whole point of Mueller is to save Mueller’s criminal ass. What Mueller is hoping for is to find political leverage so that he and the rest of his criminal commie mafia could avoid spending the rest of their lives in prison.

      Contrary to the nonsense propagated by the commie mafia propaganda outlets, I don’t think Mueller found that political leverage by which he hopes to bribe President Trump into letting this criminal mafia escape scrutiny. I see Trump’s Vengeance forthcoming with a political landslide come the midterm elections. Watch for the fireworks to start once treacherous Sessions is dismissed.

      • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

        Trump can pardon everybody on the way out. Problem Cohen and others have is that Trump may be so busy trying to get the pussy he is not getting from Melania at the time that he might forget to sign the pardons.

        Just kidding, he gets off on signing his name.

        • akmofo August 24, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

          Pardon them for what? The whole process is poisoned and illegal from A to Z. From its illegal and fraudulent inception to its illegal and fraudulent purpose to its illegal and fraudulent process.

          youtu.be/II2grfTfePk

      • messianicdruid August 24, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

        “Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to non-crimes as they relate to Donald Trump. He has tax issues, fraud issues, but what Davis was most concerned with is the alleged “hush money” payments that Cohen now says were directed by then-candidate Trump in 2016. That is the only legal item that involves the president directly regarding the Cohen plea – and it isn’t a crime. It’s a fake charge but Cohen is playing ball with the prosecution because of the other charges he is facing. This is how the U.S. government works. It can manufacture anything to go after anyone at any time and no entity has done this more often and more aggressively than the Clinton Crime Syndicate.”

        dcwhispers.com/how-the-clintons-directed-michael-cohen-to-plead-guilty-implicate-president-trump/#lr…

  36. JustSaying August 24, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

    As these things tend to happen, it looks like the exertions of Robert Mueller have turned from the alleged grave offenses of a foreign enemy to the sequela of consort with a floozie.

    Great article today! Love the floozie and Blondie lines.

  37. beantownbill. August 24, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

    IMO, nothing serious would occur until after the election in November unless a drastic event happens, like an assassination, a weather or natural disaster, or a major terrorist attack. Our citizenry is so far removed from rebelling for a principle that only a material deprivation like loss of the internet or food would drive the public to act. Impeachment would only cause anger, not revolution.

    Murphy always decides and only he knows on what.

    • shotho August 24, 2018 at 5:16 pm #

      Yep, we are indeed a dumbed-down and amoral people. However, I think that a good financial implosion (bad debt down a black hole) and even post-modern Americans would start to get the picture.

    • Tate August 25, 2018 at 8:02 pm #

      Signs of criticality are everywhere so Murphy could get an assist. Look for some actor(s) in key positions to trip an avalanche in September or October. It probably will come from the Left, they have better organizational skills (google David Hines; he has an article at Jacobin.)

  38. Jigplate August 24, 2018 at 1:49 pm #

    “What I wonder is what these dogs of vengeance reckon will happen when they achieve their goal of bringing down the bellowing bull and pulling his guts out. Perhaps a few moments of tribal satisfaction, one last war dance around the fire, and when the fire dies out, they will find themselves under the same cold indifferent moon with blood on their snouts and an ill wind blowing in the tree tops.”

    Or , they will be like the Roman elite waiting by the gate in C.P Cavafy’s poem “Waiting for the Barbarians”

    “…And now, what’s going to happen to us without barbarians?
    They were, those people, a kind of solution.”

    cavafy.com/poems/content.asp?id=119

    • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

      A new barbarian will be found. Or hammered into shape in deep state forges. And this new bone will be swallowed by all. Belief abhors a vacuum.

    • shotho August 24, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

      What if we are the barbarians?

  39. bibliomaniac August 24, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

    Great article today, but I’m perplexed about the conjugal participants in this scenario–which one was the floozie?

  40. 100th Avatar August 24, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

    The new world order’s full out assault on American sovereignity from inside, and outside, is almost complete.
    The elite shall inherit the earth, or else.

    This isn’t the scary part.

    It being welcomed is.

    The ease of controlling the masses is the banality that Arendt dispassionately warned us of.

  41. RobH August 24, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

    Anything goes and nothing matters is a good meme
    There is truth in it, which is why it’s good

    But there are still crimes and a legal system and prisons

    There are people working at the power plant, and on the railways, and in the grocery stores. Things do matter and the majority of people do care

    My point would be that if Regan made films that were a crime against humanity in the past, he’s not the president now, so it’s a different issue

    Trump is there now, and he should wash his mouth with soap, learn some manners and treat his wife according to his marriage vows. If he did a crime to get to the White House, then that’s current!

    And the other lot better get there policies out there. Not keep fussing about the incumbent

  42. Bro Jobe August 24, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

    I usually no longer comment on anything here to do with the Bloated Tick in the Oval Office. I’ll be glad when he’s gone. That said, it has to be for a crime, not for being the tick that he is.

    JHK has one thing spot-on here: this is a mere sideshow as an unsustainable global economy moves toward the collapse point. We’ll all be caught blindsided by that.

    • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

      You are not alone in your feeling. His clock ticks on so long its not possible not to be glad when he’s gone. It is like his fat ass is in front of you in a crowded theater where you can’t change seats and you can’t see the show.

      • capt spaulding August 24, 2018 at 8:31 pm #

        Yeah, and the guy sitting behind you keeps farting.

  43. RB August 24, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

    Roman Catholic priests sexually abusing children and gets away with it. VW scams the emissions tests and not much happens. Wells Fargo scams millions of their customers but no one is in jail for it. Wall Street gets bailed out to enrich the 1% and there is no blowback. The nation has been in a continuous state of war since WW II and we just go along. Women and children are being abused and slaughtered daily and we are ho hum. Our healthcare system is busted. Americans overpay outrageously and govt does not respond. Americans are addicted to drugs, sex, booze, and just about anything else detrimental to health and we wring our hands.

    THIS SUCKA IS GOING DOWN!

    • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

      Don’t forget about all the days you pay for cable and internet and don’t get it!

    • shotho August 24, 2018 at 5:22 pm #

      Drugs and booze I can go along with, but, hey, leave sex out of it.

  44. tucsonspur August 24, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    It is hard to believe, that in large part, the nation’s fate swings on a slut or is hinged to a harlot. Trump rode the porn star, the porn star rode the pole, and now Trump, instead of getting into, is trying to get out of another one hell of a hole.

    Yes, the coming months are critical. The blood scent is in the swamp and the Left is now one Trump eating ‘gator. The messy legal wrangling that seems certain to follow will again grow the TWATs and shrink the Independents.

    The corrupt Mueller coup has been a mean overthrow machine from the get go. How about setting some precedent, maybe by throwing some martial law into that machinery. The current situation once again illustrates the perils of democracy, particularly a corrupt democracy. Trump must firmly keep his ground, whatever it takes. No sense in letting the Constitution stand and the Nation fall. The Constitution has already been mocked and trampled by the Obama – Clinton – Mueller cabal.

    If the Dems win, there will be no sanctuary for us in their sanctuary cities, no haven for defeated Republicans. We will be considered fugitives on the run, running from open borders and more globalism, running from more diversity, multiculturalism and political correctness, running until our breath is out.

    • K-Dog August 24, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

      Trump rode the porn star, the porn star rode the pole, and now Trump, instead of getting into, is trying to get out of another one hell of a hole.

      The potential logical fallacy here is called ‘a slippery slope‘.

      • bibliomaniac August 24, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

        K-Dog–Nothing logical here–it’s more mythological. Remember Eve and the apple.

        • Hands4u August 24, 2018 at 3:34 pm #

          An apple pole with a coiled snake!

      • tucsonspur August 24, 2018 at 5:20 pm #

        Something sure was slippery!

    • ozone August 24, 2018 at 9:24 pm #

      tucson,
      I wouldn’t worry yourself about that turn of events. Should the Fantastic Bombastic Trumptastic be ushered out of the Ovoid Orifice (The Big Fronthole, if you will), then Pope Pence the Pure and Priggish Potentate will be installed without too much fuss. Just think, a Christo-Fascist Dominionist will begin appointing those that he thinks his all-seeing god would like running the joint. Oh boy; then the fun (and fervent praying) *really* begins!

      One question: Who gets Pence’s ‘handmaiden’, since he seems sore afraid of being in the same room with, or (heaven forefend!) touching one?

      • tucsonspur August 25, 2018 at 12:14 am #

        Remember Joy Behar,

        “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct, hearing voices.” I guess she was forced to apologize.

        Chief Sycophant. Is it really true that he calls his wife ‘mother’?
        Beat out Christie. Too bad.

  45. bukowskisghost August 24, 2018 at 4:47 pm #

    “ The sky is falling, the sky is falling!”….. no you dumb chicken, the earth is flat! I kindly suggest that ALL of you Barcaloungeheads just get on with your lives. Most of you sound like online astrologers, or worse yet, Tarot readers.

    • Walter B August 25, 2018 at 5:36 am #

      Ah but we DO get on with our live bg, we just come here to discuss issues that are a lot more interesting to all of us than our co-workers vocational tales, the sports parents’ kiddie medals, or “Hey, check out THOSE tits!” To each his own, right?

      • Tate August 26, 2018 at 10:53 am #

        Maybe THIS is the revolution, Walter. In all of human history, how was it ever possible for those of like mind, from top to bottom, to sort themselves out so?

        • Tate August 26, 2018 at 10:55 am #

          And by “like mind,” I don’t mean in the conventional sense, but temperamentally of like mind.

  46. DurangoKid August 24, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

    Parallel Lines is a great album.

  47. tucsonspur August 24, 2018 at 4:57 pm #

    Jeff Sessions is neither man nor mouse. He’s too weak to be a man, too meek to be a mouse. He’s either a wimp of a worm or a wimp of a weasel. Trump is right.

    Watch Mueller and Comey at work, see How it works:

    breitbart.com/radio/2018/08/21/robert-mueller-seamus-bruner-contracts-flowed-fbi-james-comey-lockhee…

    • FincaInTheMountains August 24, 2018 at 6:20 pm #

      If John Boehner got 1 billion to whitewash Hillary during Trey Gowdy congressional investigation into the murder of Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi, it is reasonable to assume that old fart Sessions got 10 billion for his “recusal”.

      • tucsonspur August 25, 2018 at 12:25 am #

        He absolutely seems like a Hillary plant. Supported Trump very early. Hmmm, insurance?

        • Tate August 25, 2018 at 1:27 am #

          Naw, that’s too devious. He thought he & his people could control Trump (& he hasn’t been entirely wrong.)

  48. DurangoKid August 24, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

    I got into it on Facebook with a fellow who purports to be conversant in starting a civil war. I tried to explain to him how ridiculous such an endeavor would be. Nope, wouldn’t hear of it. He had lots of numbers of us vs. them and how the us outnumbers the them. Left out of the them seemed to be the uniformed regular military and national guard. He seemed to thing an armed insurrection would be tended to by the police.

    If an insurrection did occur, it would be dispatched in short order. The fallout would last a lot longer. Imagine marshal law and curfews and such for the foreseeable future. It would be all of the justification necessary for the elites to take away what few rights we have left. The former gun owners would be standing around with their mouths agape after having realized just how little their guns protected their freedom, such as it was.

    • RB August 24, 2018 at 6:23 pm #

      What right have you lost? I continue to hear that we have lost our rights but ever see a list.

      Is it airport security? You only have to not fly. There is no right to fly.

      You can still shut up and demand a lawyer.

      You can assemble. You can petition the govt. You can give your opinion publically. You can go to church or not. The press may be useless but you can read countless numbers of news sources.

      You can own a firearm. The states do have restrictions but you can own one.

      What about privacy? A warrant is still required to come into your home. We voluntarily allow private companies to collect information on us because we signed up for their service and we likely did not read the fine print.

      The one place where I think tyranny prevails is “asset forfeiture”.

      So what rights have any of us lost?

      • Walter B August 25, 2018 at 5:32 am #

        It may not be what we have lost to date, but what we may be losing tomorrow. If you look at the “War on Terror” and the power and control that it continues to give to those who run it, think about this. Conspiracies aside, those who rule over us admittedly listen in on all our phone calls, texts, emails and online tippy-tappings. They record it all and use their quantum computers to analyze it all. There are smart phones on every hip but mine, smart tv’s in every structure there is, GPS, satellite tracking, visual recognition and surveillance cameras everywhere. I think we have to admit that the surveillance state that is up and running today is pretty darn complete.

        Now that they have it, what are they going to do with it? Why watch us all and look for whatever it is that they do not like. I am told that everybody’s fingerprints are unique, but they say that we all have a doppelganger somewhere. Will facial recognition, already credited with nailing one “suspect” yesterday ever finger the wrong guy? How about a false accusation by someone with a grudge, or simply a mistake? And then we have the SJW’s and the Thought Police to consider as well. Will they one day be operating the surveillance state and what use may they put it all to?

        No, we have not all lost everything or even a lot yet besides the freedom to blend into the crowd, and while I may be the type to smell a set up, the possibilities of a screw up may be even worse than an intentional evil. We have given the keys of our own enslavement to men and women that cannot be trusted to pour pee out of a boot on a Johnny Detail. I for one can never feel totally comfortable with that.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 24, 2018 at 7:08 pm #

      Yet the fact remains they are obsessed with disarming us. Remember, they have no defense against a skilled and determined sniper who can kill at almost a mile. Or how about the plastic weapons that can’t be detected?

      • elysianfield August 25, 2018 at 11:59 am #

        “Remember, they have no defense against a skilled and determined sniper who can kill at almost a mile. Or how about the plastic weapons that can’t be detected?”

        Janos,
        Those printed guns that “cannot be detected” are the size of a colostomy bag, and are single shot…not much better than a zip gun…they rely on mass to keep from dissembling upon use.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 25, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

          Single shot? Shit, that’s no good. What are the odds oft them being improved? Or why not also improve zip guns, perhaps made out of good norwegian wood?

          • Tate August 25, 2018 at 7:52 pm #

            Norwegian wood?! WTF! Quit listening to the Beatles, Jan.

  49. tucsonspur August 24, 2018 at 6:16 pm #

    So far, the Left is well on its way to a successful, bloodless coup.
    It’s an ignoble effort, full of lies and deceit.

    Something like martial law would certainly be dangerous and scary, and perceived as a drastic affront to our traditional way of life, especially to those that it will help defeat.

    It all comes down to how much you’re willing to sacrifice to save the way of life you cherish and respect, how much danger you think lies in the other side winning. You can let events simply unfold and lose, however insidious the tactics of the opposing side, or you can steel up and do whatever is necessary to win.

    Trump might have the backbone, but his support is certainly in doubt, so it probably won’t happen. With not even the beginning of an investigation into the Obama – Clinton corruption, their untouchability and their being way above and beyond the law kind of guarantees their agenda. Throw Democracy out the window or fight to keep it.

    Under this scenario, and if Trump is ousted, the Dems will probably win in 2020. The hordes will over run us, before long America will become South Africa, and we’ll hardly be able to wage a fight against black or Latino privilege. They’d crush us in an instant, no martial law needed. Just a quick slaughter in the streets.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 24, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

      Blah, blah, blah, blah.

      Same shit we heard a year ago about the 25th Amendment. How did it work out for ya, ha?

      And now when the Trump base consolidated – and that’s a lot of red-blooded Americans, armed to the teeth, supported by veterans of US Army “community organizers” with Iraq and Afghanistan combat experience against a bunch of lawyers and a couple of whores with “seller regret” that they sold on the cheap their memoirs “How they fucked Donald Trump” not realizing at the time that titled ‘How they fucked the US President” should cost a hellova more.

      • tucsonspur August 24, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

        What are you talking about? I never thought there was any traction in the 25th regarding Trump being removed. As for the rest of it, I can only hope that they’ll be a force to reckon with.

        Blah, blah yourself.

  50. FincaInTheMountains August 24, 2018 at 7:38 pm #

    Reports on Putin’s visit to Kursk for the celebration of victory in the Battle of Kursk are divided into three categories in the United States that give an excellent description of the political landscape

    1. Very worthy reports, from which readers learn that the Battle of Kursk was the decisive battle of the Second World War and the largest tank battle in history, as a result of which USSR got the strategic initiative. And this means that the Anglo-American troops landed in Normandy, when the backbone of the German army was already broken.

    But about the laying of a wreath at the monument to sailors who died on a submarine Kursk allegedly attacked by an American submarine, they are afraid to report.

    yahoo.com/news/russias-putin-visits-decisive-wwii-battle-kursk-154808807.html

    2 Those reports in which it is told about laying a wreath at the bottom of the monument to the sailors who died on the submarine Kursk.

    rusreality.com/2018/08/24/putin-laid-flowers-to-the-monument-to-the-lost-seamen-from-the-submarine-k…

    3. Stupidly Russophobic reports that mentioned this event in order to inform their readers that during the parade the T-34 tank fell from the platform carrying it.

    abc.net.au/news/2018-08-24/symbolic-world-war-ii-soviet-tank-topples-over/10159686

    • elysianfield August 25, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

      “Stupidly Russophobic reports”

      Komraden Finc!

      Unfortunately, the reports of the Kalashnikov Robot are true…

      Oh Mother!

  51. FincaInTheMountains August 24, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

    And probably the main reason Trump does not interfere in the investigation of Mueller because he considers himself guilty of the fact that he appointed as the head of the Justice Department a person like Sessions, and also that Michael Cohen was forced to strike a deal with the investigation because, while earning a lot of money on Trump, he still moonlighted in his spare time from this work with a bunch of not quite legal machinations.

    • Ol' Scratch August 24, 2018 at 9:50 pm #

      Trump was right to observe [alas, way too late, and only in the vain hope of saving his own skin] that the American jurisprudence system – fitting for the overriding political system it represents – is inherently perverse. Will it be enough to save him? Remains to be seen. But there’s no doubt whatsoever that the impeachment proceedings TV ratings would be YUUUUUGE! And in the end, isn’t that what’s REALLY important anyway?

  52. capt spaulding August 24, 2018 at 8:48 pm #

    Just a reminder to y’all that in times of trouble and turmoil, the first reaction of any government is to clamp down on the citizens in order to keep control. That can be good or bad, depending on the nature of the clamping. By the way, the facial recognition system in place at most airports had it’s first success the other day, catching a man who claimed Brazilian citizenship on his passport, but was actually from somewhere in Africa. Technology marches on, and Moore’s law is still in effect. Makes you wonder what TPTB will do with all that great technology when the SHTF. Just a thought.

    • Ol' Scratch August 24, 2018 at 9:44 pm #

      A soap opera regarding American life in the modern day would best be titled, “As the Sphincter Tightens.”

    • elysianfield August 25, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

      Captain,
      Some of the first users of the facial recognition technology were the Casinos in Nevada. The can now separate the serious gamblers from the dead beats…No 99 cent crab cocktail for you!

  53. beantownbill. August 24, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

    Whether or not you like the guy there’s no doubt Trump is being savagely attacked from all sides. Ordinarily I couldn’t care less, but I’m pissed that the Clintons, big pharma CEOs, Obama and the TBTF banksters have gotten away with murder. I’m even more pissed the public let’s this go on. I can understand why religion has such a stubborn hold on people: If there’s no justice in this life, what else can bring satisfaction than knowing evildoers will suffer in the next?

    • Ol' Scratch August 24, 2018 at 9:43 pm #

      Very good Billy. Fair to say that you agree with Marx’s observation that “religion is the opium of the people [masses]” then? Ironic how Marx’s name has taken on such strange connotations here in the late stage USA, which could have benefitted greatly from his wisdom back in his day when it still mattered. Alas, capitalism has won the day, and we are all reaping it’s many “rewards” as we speak.

      • Walter B August 24, 2018 at 10:04 pm #

        Yes Scratch, in a place where everything is for sale, eventually everything gets sold and often sold out. As far as religion goes, or more properly, Faith or Belief, decent behavior and care and concern for what we do, how we do it, and how we treat our fellow humans in our lives does in fact pay substantial dividends in a currency that the fools that chase after the fiat papers can never understand.

        • jim e August 24, 2018 at 10:41 pm #

          As far as religion goes ” how ’bout bacon?

          I am going to tell on all the pig eaters… JEFF! Mr. AG!

          Je-SUS = earth pig or earthly swine or BEAST of the Earth…

        • beantownbill. August 24, 2018 at 11:57 pm #

          America has been unbalanced for a long time. For several reasons, we’ve been too materialistic and not enough spiritual. We value things much more than we value “soul”. We don’t contemplate the ineffable, we think about what we can acquire.

          .

          • Walter B August 25, 2018 at 5:15 am #

            Wise you are indeed btb for knowing and saying that. After a career as an engineer and the last two decades responsible for maintenance, I am well versed in mechanical “stuff” of every sort. While all of our “stuff” seems to make our lives “better” in actuality it may make a lot of things “easier” but each and every piece of “stuff” we add creats another need for maintenance, repair, replacement, upgrading. In the end, our “stuff” draws us closer to the material and further from the spiritual and requires us all to spend ever more time and money (which is also our time) to maintain it all..

            Many humans enjoy escaping the stuff by activities such as camping where the value of food, some light and a bit of heat assume their true values, but in the end we are all locked into the techno-narcissistic world of which our host so often reminds us. Those that do not forget the true value of all of our “stuff” have hope to remain outside the trap, especially the money trap of the wage slaves who can never make enough to keep and gather more “stuff”.

  54. jim e August 24, 2018 at 10:42 pm #

    YAH

  55. FincaInTheMountains August 25, 2018 at 3:36 am #

    Chinese Military Joining Russians for Nuclear War Games

    The joint Russian-Chinese exercises scheduled for Sept. 11 through 15.

    Russia’s new doctrine of rapidly escalating future conflicts by resorting to nuclear arms shortly after the outbreak of hostilities is a major concern for the Pentagon. The doctrine has been cited by Pentagon officials as one of the reasons Moscow was identified as a major strategic competitor in the new national defense strategy.

    The doctrine is considered destabilizing and also is leading the United States to develop its own arsenal of smaller nuclear weapons.

    PLA tanks were shown transiting Kazakhstan on trains, prompting the Kazakhstan Defense Ministry to issue a statement saying the PLA arms were headed for a Russian military training site near Cherbarkul, a town some 900 miles east of Moscow in the Ural Mountains.

    Fisher, a China expert, said the Vostok exercises usually seek to test the latest offensive combined arms warfare tactics and new Russian weapons.

    freebeacon.com/national-security/chinese-military-joining-russians-nuclear-war-games/

  56. FincaInTheMountains August 25, 2018 at 4:12 am #

    Kalashnikov – producer of famous AK-47 – tests its own electric car technology

    “Kalashnikov” corporation presented an electric concept car CV-1 at the international forum “Army-2018”. The concept is based on several original systems developed by the company.

    Engine – 300 hp. The cruising range is 220 miles. Acceleration time from 0 to 60 miles/h – 6 seconds.

    Kalashnikov trolls (or taunts?) Tesla by placing new technology in a body of 1970s Soviet Moskvich sedan.

    kalashnikov.media/video/technology/kalashnikov-testiruet-sobstvennuyu-tekhnologiyu-elektricheskogo-s…

  57. Janos Skorenzy August 25, 2018 at 5:26 am #

    yahoo.com/finance/news/foxs-carlson-stunned-reaction-stories-south-africa-214750090.html

    I am too Tuck, I am too. Evidently theft is alright as long as it’s against Whites. Murder is alright as long as it’s against Whites. Genocide is alright as long as it’s against Whites. The Left pretended to be race neutral but it was always a lie and this is the proof.

    • Tate August 25, 2018 at 9:40 am #

      From the article:

      “Fox News Channel’s prime-time audience is 91 percent white, according to the Nielsen company. It’s 69 percent white at MSNBC and 57 percent at CNN.”

      Let’s face it. Fox News is the white network. CNN is the colored network. Tucker Carlson is a white man advocating for whites. He is partisan but largely truthful. The Republican party is the white people’s party but infected with the globalist elite virus & egalitarian delusion. The lefties have it right about all of that although they don’t put it in those terms (& they deny wholly that the GOP is in any way egalitarian, an obvious falsehood, but other than that they have it right.) Their accusations are not fantasy. There’s no use being dishonest about it, like the dot indian who makes feature-length documentaries about the Dims being historically the “real racists” & so on, which is pathetic really when you recover from fits of laughter over his latest humbug. Dinesh D’souza, that’s his name. Let’s call things for what they are & not be furtive or squeamish about motives, like D’souza, a cuck & “handmaiden” of Conservatism, Inc., (i.e., National Review stalwarts), if there ever was on.

      • BackRowHeckler August 25, 2018 at 10:47 am #

        Yeah Tate, that’s pretty much how things are stacking up, altho many are still loathe to admit it. What prominent politician is going to come out and admit publicly that the parties are breaking down along racial lines?

        I have people in my own family — elderly people — who think the Democratic Party is still the ‘Party of the Working Class’ with steel workers and coal miners lining up to cast their vote for FDR. It even took me awhile to wake up.

        brh

        • malthuss August 25, 2018 at 4:57 pm #

          And there are some like Green, who think you are a liar.

          • GreenAlba August 26, 2018 at 8:53 am #

            Malthuss, old chum, you have my sympathy.

            It must be very difficult ascertaining actual facts from inside another person’s rectum. But if you manage to slither out for a short fresh-air break, do send me that link from last weekend’s Guardian. I lead a quiet life, so a bona fide story about African tribes fighting it out on the streets of London with machetes could only get the old adrenaline going.

            But I can assure of one thing without even being in brh’s head or, like your slithery self, inside his rectum – he’s wishing he hadn’t made that story up, when there’s plenty of genuine bad stuff to report on. Nobody likes their credibility being blown.

  58. BackRowHeckler August 25, 2018 at 10:39 am #

    John McCain, just 10 short years ago — in the summer of 2008 — he was the worst scoundrel who ever lived, a warmonger, a white supremacist, a Nazi, the worst Nazi since Adolf Hitler and a schemer who would plunge us into a world war as soon as he was sworn in.

    Now a decade later he is the conscience of the Senate, a peacemaker, a paragon of American virtue.

    What a turnaround!

    brh

    • 100th Avatar August 26, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

      Remember bizarro Seinfeld?

      Yeah

  59. Elrond Hubbard August 25, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    Developer Aims To Explore Female Sexuality With A Game That Lets You Bone ISIS To Death

    kotaku.com/developer-aims-to-explore-female-sexuality-with-a-game-1828562150

    Super Patriotic Dating Simulator, which is now on Kickstarter, is your typical romantic story of an elite spy infiltrating, seducing and then killing members of ISIS. …

    “Karlee Esmailli, who wrote and is developing the game, is an first generation Iranian-American who works at Cards Against Humanity and is involved with the Chicago area comedy scene. She sees Super Patriotic Dating Simulator as a game that coalesces her heritage, her politics and her background in comedy. …

    “Combining her anger about the [Trump administration’s] travel ban with a sexy dating sim was a natural choice for her. Esmailli said that without the sexual aspect, the game wouldn’t feel satirical anymore, and would become just a reproduction of ISIS propaganda.

    “‘I didn’t want to reproduce their imagery and continue to give them credibility or space in the conversation that they’d previously taken up,’ she said. ‘So that is where the objectification of the male characters really came into play for me.’

    “The game includes seven love interests, several of whom are shirtless men with glistening washboard abs. ‘My intention as an artist is: these guys are so sexy that you know this is a joke,’ she said. ‘It’s a big fuck you to ISIS, that a group that is so strategically focused on intimidation and fear and legitimacy would have their legitimacy taken from them using the same tactics of objectification and dehumanization.’

    “That objectification also gave Esmailli a chance to write sex scenes that center women and women’s experiences during sex, which she said she finds lacking in other dating sims.”

  60. FincaInTheMountains August 25, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    The defense industrial base study that President Trump ordered a year ago is nearing completion.

    But the Executive Order 13806 study may come as a surprise: Instead of a sweeping agenda to restore America’s high-tech lead for future decades, the study will recommend near-term fixes to more mundane problems that could lose the US a war if one broke out tomorrow.

    breakingdefense.com/2018/08/white-house-industrial-base-study-focuses-on-near-term-fixes/

    President Trump definitely got his hands full after many years of neglect of the defense industry and complacency of US military-political leadership after the “win” in the Cold War.

  61. volodya August 25, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    I think it’s fair to say that nobody in Washington thinks things through. When Billy Fuckfast was prez the Republicans were incontinently eager to impeach him over, I dunno, a blowjob or something. But really, we all know that all of it was in revenge for Nixon’s ouster. Now that Trump holds the reins the Democrats are drawing up paperwork on the pretext that hush-money paid to a couple of floozies contravened campaign finance laws.

    As the passing decades erode common sense, any unseemly act by a presidential contender has the potential to become a high-crime and misdemeanor. Now, in the 2016 election cycle, 20 individuals coughed up 500 million in political donations. This is what oligarchy is, this is how a handful of people bend Washington to their own ends. This mid-boggling fact flies well under the radar, but paying a couple hundred Gs to hush up a one night stand becomes a high-crime and misdemeanor whether or not it actually was or whether it actually contravened campaign finance laws. This in an election that cost 2.5 billion.

    But never mind the legality or illegality of the payments and ignore the tawdriness, the real crime was to win an election he wasn’t supposed to win simply by uttering the unutterable, that the Deplorables have legitimate interests and valid complaints. That’s the real issue and the real offense.

    But nobody in Washington thinks things through. Nobody thought through the dire implications of gutting the economy of the broad swathe of the American interior, or the corrosive effects of insulting the people whose livelihoods were destroyed, or the challenge to American power on the global stage by building China into a military and political adversary. Nobody at the august newspaper of record or its journalistic counterparts thought things through either, rather they hire nit-wits to write cockamamie columns and blather on about gender fluidity and the racist cretins that elected Trump. There’s none of common sense of the common man to be found, nosiree, they’re “educated” see and so they’re way too lofty for the likes of us.

    As JHK sez, and as we’ve seen a multitude of times, from August 1914 to the ludicrous US invasion of Afghanistan, to the preposterously conceived ouster of Saddam, history has its own momentum, events once set in motion, go where they go. Back by Christmas? Hah. Remake the Middle East, a place with ten thousand year old cities? Seriously?

  62. FincaInTheMountains August 25, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

    Trump is trying to launch projects related to the modernization of armaments. But with a high probability in current atmosphere these projects will be as slow as the previous ones.

    According to experts, the main reason for record defense spending and unusual slow execution of orders is corruption. Most of the contractors involved in the defense sector supply their products at prices that are inflated by several times.

    Firmly established practice, when even the simplest products like screws, plastic parts and trivial mechanisms, which are sold in the usual store for a pittance, MIC sells ten times more expensive.

    Corporations are trying to build relationships in such a way as to get maximum funds from the budget, this is a well-developed system. Of course, this leads to inflation of the defense budget. Companies are delaying the implementation of orders, which allows them to inflate the budget of projects.

    Generals help corporations make profitable contracts, and in exchange, after being fired from the civil service, they get high-paid positions in these companies.

  63. FincaInTheMountains August 25, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

    It is still questionable if Russia could deal a disarming strike against the American strategic weapons system and control-and-command centers without getting hit by a response nuclear strike from American submarines, but it is definitely a far cry from the situation in 1979 when Americans, by placing medium-range missiles in Afghanistan, could’ve acquired an unbalance opportunity for the first disarming strike, especially against Soviet strategic missiles located in Siberia.

    But the biggest former geographic advantage of US that turned to be it biggest disadvantage is the proximity of military-industrial facilities to the oceanic coasts due to new Poseidon-class deep-water submersible robots equipped with AI.

  64. Janos Skorenzy August 25, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

    He is trampling down the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.

    • malthuss August 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm #

      did you see the tranny man who has a piss exhibit?

      I forget its name.

      Huffpo did an article…cutting edge art for trans.

      its a woman
      youtube.com/watch?v=HsM_2fpygM0&t=229s

      • elysianfield August 26, 2018 at 10:54 am #

        “did you see the tranny man who has a piss exhibit?”

        Malthuss,
        Why would we suffer to see it…or admit it if we did?

  65. FincaInTheMountains August 25, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

    The loss of more than 60,000 American factories, key companies, and almost 5 million manufacturing jobs since 2000 threatens to undermine the capacity and capabilities of United States manufacturers to meet national defense requirements and raises concerns about the health of the manufacturing and defense industrial base. The loss of additional companies, factories, or elements of supply chains could impair domestic capacity to create, maintain, protect, expand, or restore capabilities essential for national security.

    As the manufacturing capacity and defense industrial base of the United States have been weakened by the loss of factories and manufacturing jobs, so too have workforce skills important to national defense. This creates a need for strategic and swift action in creating education and workforce development programs and policies that support job growth in manufacturing and the defense industrial base.

    President Trump, Executive Order 13806
    gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-26/pdf/2017-15860.pdf

    • elysianfield August 26, 2018 at 11:01 am #

      Komraden Finc!

      Yes, we gotta get busy…I fear there is a “Poseidon-class deep water submersible robot gap”!

      …And it’s got the AI !!!

      Oh Mother!

  66. FincaInTheMountains August 25, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

    It is probably a good time to start working on Russian-American mutual non-aggression act in military, political and economical areas.

    In the 1970s it used to be called a “Peaceful coexistence”, including refusal to interfere into each other internal affairs, refusal to impose illegal (not approved by UN SC) economic sanctions, as well as currency wars or blocking the parties from international financial payment clearing systems.

  67. janet August 25, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

    I’m pissed that the Clintons, big pharma CEOs, Obama and the TBTF banksters have gotten away with murder. –beantown bill

    The courts are available to the anti-Clintonites, those with Clinton Derangement Syndrome. If there was any real evidence of crimes, the Clintons could be prosecuted.

    Kenneth Starr and Congress have conducted endless hearings and investigations, but no evidence of crimes has been uncovered. It’s just anti-Clinton politics and fake news.

  68. Janos Skorenzy August 25, 2018 at 2:58 pm #

    A World Without Consequence by Zman

    When I was a kid, serendipity landed me in a very nice prep school for boys. The student body was mostly drawn from the upper middle class. There were a few genuinely middle class kids and a few kids from very wealthy homes. The handful of poor kids, who got there on their wits and dumb luck, naturally stood out from the crowd. At that age, kids are keenly aware of differences in class. That’s because the awareness of group status is strongest at that age. As a result it was rough going for the poor kids initially.

    My first taste of it was in the locker-room for gym class. A snotty little rich kid started giving me the business. He was smaller and weaker than me and it was obvious, at least to me, that he would not fare well in a fight with me or with anyone probably. He was not tough. He persisted and when he put his finger in my chest, I put his face into a locker a few times. The one thing poor guys know is that soft men do not react well to the sight of their own blood. My nemesis started to cry and then ran for a teacher.

    His friends volunteered to tell the head master that I was the villain, so I was hauled away for interrogation. That was when I discovered that there was such a thing as bourgeois values. Poor kids never rat and they never run to the authorities. In the upper middle class, it is exactly the opposite. The winner is the guy who runs to the authorities with the most convincing tale of woe. It’s just assumed that some authority with the power to pass judgement will adjudicate matters, based on a set of unwritten rules I’d never unriddle.

    Lucky for me, the school was not unfamiliar with this phenomenon. My adviser was a man who had come up from the lower classes, so he understood what it was like for us. This was why, most likely, he was assigned the poor kids. This was not obvious to me at the time. He just seemed to know what was in our heads, like he was magic. That made him extremely effective at convincing all of us that we had to adapt and learn how to outwit our enemies. By resorting to violence, I had given the others a reason to dismiss me.

    The lesson we were supposed to learn is that in a civilized society, verbal and cognitive skill counts for more than physical skill. The lesson I learned is that the people populating the ruling classes of American society had decided violence was no longer a concern for them. They were never going to face a physical challenge. Instead, theirs would be a life of verbal jousting, while someone else guarded the walls. Later, I came to understand that they did not even think much about the walls or the people guarding them.

    This is what I suspect is at the core of the problems vexing America. The Progressive ruling class lives in a world in which real risk, physical risk, is so alien that it may as well not exist. In fact, for them, it does not exist. The worst thing they can face is ostracism, which is why they obsess about the prevailing morality. That’s not a real concern, as long as they are aware of the boundaries. For most of the people in the elite, they have plenty of money, so losing a job is not a threat in the same way it is for the Dirt People.

    Nicholas Taleb would say they lack skin in the game, but I don’t think that’s right. These people are not playing a meaningless game. It is very serious to them and they are ruthless in their execution.Those status points they hope to cash in at Davos or Jackson Hole mean everything to them. When Tim Cook walks into the bathhouse in Davos, he wants everyone to know that he is the guy leading the charge to purge dissidents from the internet. It’s important to him that he be seen as the most pious of the pious.

    In a world where physical violence is a real possibility, the hierarchy of concern starts at the most personal and works outward to things like financial and reputation risk. In a prior age, the King had to worry about being killed or having his heirs killed. That was a sobering thought that led to a natural conservatism. In the current age, the rulers have no fear of physical violence and little fear of losing their stuff. That leaves them playing a game of school yard politics, in which status is set by words and signalling.

    This seems to be the issue with the rising tide of censorship. They keep following a pattern. One platform bans a heretic and then it is a race for all of the others to do the same. Despite the overwhelming support for gun ownership, for example, the ruling class is racing to de-platform anything gun related. It’s monkey see, monkey do, as the Judeo-Puritan ruling class signals to one another their piety and then reacts to those signals with their own acts of piety. They are like lightning bugs on a summer evening.

    What never crosses their mind is what could happen if they terrorize the wrong person and he decides to take action. They never think about what could happen if the public begins to turn on them in large numbers. No one in the ruling class thinks about the mob showing up with torches and rope. They don’t even think the mob will show up at the voting booth and cast a protest vote. Instead, they assume bad election results are the doings of gremlins and magic fairies with sinister names like Boris and Natasha.

    The world they have created for themselves is one that is surrounded by high walls and armed men that are invisible to the people inside. It is just assumed that the walls will hold and the guards will never turn their guns on the people inside. It’s never considered because they never think about it. It’s why the silly airheads on Progressive media sites can viciously attack people they claim are Nazis. They never think about the possibility of the person they ruined showing up outside their door looking settle things old school.

    This is why they will keep pushing with the censorship. In fact, it is accelerating, as they furiously try to out signal one another in what has become a piety festival among our ruling classes. Some of the girls at Progressive sites, with heads full of rape fantasies, dream of provoking a response, but most simply don’t think a response is possible. They no longer see any humanity in the Dirt People. We’re just here as props in their endless morality plays they stage for one another in the land of the Cloud People.

    Vintage Zman

    zman.com/wordpress

    • akmofo August 25, 2018 at 4:12 pm #

      The laws of physics apply everywhere. For every action there’s a reaction. Do not for a sec, Yan, think that you and your kind will escape the immutable laws of the universe. The horrors the sadism the genocides that you visited on others for centuries after centuries millennium after millennium will be visited upon you. There will be no escape. There’s only god’s humour patience and vengeance.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 25, 2018 at 6:31 pm #

        And those that attempt to genocide us will in turn face the divine music. Or do you think that your kind are exempt? You still haven’t paid for what you did to us in the Soviet Union and to the Czar’s family – but you will.

        • akmofo August 25, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

          No, there will be no “heroisms” for youz, only silence and indifference.

    • K-Dog August 25, 2018 at 4:57 pm #

      Interesting. Zman is being a bit of a prick. The born poor now rich and better than rich or poor for it being both oozes from the print. I’m from a gray confusing area called the middle class where skills in both violence and diplomacy are essential. Such is as it is in the real world. Z-man acts like it is a black/white issue and he is wrong. Dirt people / Cloud people. Do they meet singing in the rain?

      Not the best crowd to be in to use the phrase, black/white issue. I take my chances.

      Was all Z-Mans mental turmoil need to understand the simple notion that people will always try and get by with what they can until something stops them? That is the underlying violence, not how it is expressed be it physical or verbal. People don’t alway yield the right of way when they should and shit happens. A cosmic discovery. When only circumstances and not other people can stop them we call people tyrants.

      • K-Dog August 25, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

        Giving the little prick a warning before using his nose as a ball-peen hammer on the locker door would have been better. The snot obviously was no match for Z-Man so Z-Man would have lost nothing by giving fair warning.

        • Tate August 25, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

          “My first taste of it was in the locker-room for gym class. A snotty little rich kid started giving me the business. He was smaller and weaker than me and it was obvious, at least to me, that he would not fare well in a fight with me or with anyone probably. He was not tough. He persisted and when he put his finger in my chest, I put his face into a locker a few times. The one thing poor guys know is that soft men do not react well to the sight of their own blood. My nemesis started to cry and then ran for a teacher.”

          The passage in question. Some males here (I won’t call them men) will never understand; others will. Let’s just call it a “boundary” issue.

          • K-Dog August 26, 2018 at 5:55 am #

            Point taken. But blood on the locker was extreme. Chest to face is too much of an escalation.

            What I did in a similar situation was grab the finger and twist the dickweeds arm around his back pushing him against the lockers telling him that if he ever put his finger in my chest again I was going to break his fucking arm. Never had any problem after that. No blood but when I had him by the wrist one lunging pull on his arm after it was already pulled up behind his back pretty far made him gasp with pain when I said ‘fucking arm’. I though the emphasis appropriate. Z-man just threw in the part about the finger in the chest because if that part were true it would have come out in his story. In fact, the finger in the chest would have, as in my case, prevented the need for a story even to be told. Tattle-tales need their shit clean to tattle. Z-Man needed a story to tell to set up his bullshit. I get it.

          • Tate August 26, 2018 at 10:41 am #

            I don’t think so, blood is no big deal unless it’s arterial. And you just don’t like Z-man, I get it.

          • K-Dog August 26, 2018 at 1:33 pm #

            You are right. He is full of shit. If you read someone and you can’t get past an outrageous wopping fib told for self-serving purposes to establish control and authority within a paragraph or two, then whoever it is is wasting your time. Unless you like abuse. Janos is always going on about cuks so I guess in this case the glove fits as it does on so many others who can’t take personal responsibility for their predicaments.

          • K-Dog August 26, 2018 at 1:35 pm #

            As far as blood on the lockers go you would have it right if Z-man were not lying through his snarling teeth about the finger in his chest.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 26, 2018 at 5:22 pm #

            Someone obviously identifies with the snotty rich kid.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 25, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

        You don’t think White farmers are being slaughtered in South Africa. And you don’t seem to believe that the Blacks are about to change the constitution to “legally” allow themselves the right to take White owned land – event though it’s been reported in mainstream media sites.

        I can only conclude from this that you have no “truth sense” whatsoever. If you lived there, you’d be laughing as other Whites around you were killed and you’d try to high five the killers when your time came.

    • AKlein August 26, 2018 at 7:04 am #

      Your recounting of your experience in prep school resonates with me, Janos. A similar event happened to me. I won’t bore everybody by recounting this event, but I recall the assistant headmaster, by whom I was grilled after the fisticuffs, saying to me, “Sometimes you have to fight.” I remember his admonition so many decades later. He, a pious man of Greek extraction, also came a family who did not eat off silver.

      • AKlein August 26, 2018 at 7:08 am #

        Correction: “…also came from a family…”.

        • K-Dog August 26, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

          It was not his experience, look again. Janos vamped it from Z-Man.

          Janos rarely makes a quote or citation clear so that you can often confuse him with a better if you are not hep to his trick. You should know this by now AK. Not being aware of his tricks you think he has more lights on upstairs than he actually has.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 26, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

            What a scummy thing to say, Dog. I always try to be clear about what’s mine. You are so desperate that you use Al’s mistake against me. Rabid you are.

          • GreenAlba August 27, 2018 at 6:54 am #

            ” ”

            You’re welcome.

  69. ozone August 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm #

    V.,
    Do you know how I can spot a comment that “dare not speak it’s name”? (The inexcusable thought being realistic political sense, tied cheek-to-cheek to the way real people think and act…)

    A flurry of shit-splattering posts by the usual blustering blowhards. Personally, I always read those posts again when I see these “drowning” attempts. There’s nuggets of forbidden wisdom there, and I will find them, regardless of these [ever-present] mendacious exertions.

    • ozone August 25, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

      …and “Billy Fuckfast” suits the oxymoronic, Instant Classic! 🙂

  70. FincaInTheMountains August 25, 2018 at 7:02 pm #

    To the Question of Porno Apocalypse of Hillary Clinton

    Trump explained his non-interference in the Mueller’s investigation that he himself was to blame for it, since he appointed his comrade-in-arms Sessions the head of the Department of Justice, suggesting that he would take control of it = purge it from the Clintonoids, and Sessions refused to do so allegedly because he himself was the object of the investigation and does not want to politicize his office.

    But from the context it was clear that Trump regards Sessions as a traitor and, in the last few hours, hysterics began in the US due to the fact that a number of Republicans in Congress and the Senate who had previously warned Trump from firing Sessions, made it clear that they would support Trump if he sacked Sessions after the midterm elections.

    And the most important circumstance in this hysteria from my point of view is that initiator of this process is Lindsey Graham – the author of the “infernal” sanctions against Russia, which Medvedev rightly declared on August 2 as an act of war (if they came into effect), a big a friend of Israel and the old enemy of Trump, who has recently tried to convince him that he is a friend by playing golf with him. And Trump, not too hiding, clenches his teeth, but plays golf with him.

    Trump’s second statement, which I mentioned in the previous post, was that it turned out that Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, earning millions on Trump, did a bit of moonlighting on the side doing not quite legal machinations that Trump had no idea about. The most important thing is that according to Trump, it was on these machinations that “New York prosecutors” (this phrase has became a household name) pushed Cohen against the wall, forcing him to give evidence on Trump, which allegedly would lead to his impeachment, but the fact to which he confessed officially is not a crime.

    And in order to get you interested in a can of American news, I would like to remind you that the police broke into the house and office of Michael Cohen on April 9, 2018, and the day before, a chemical attack took place in Syria and immediately after the arrest of Michael Cohen his permanent boss, acting president of the United States, received demands to bomb Syria a little.

    And on April 14 he did it, and what happened then was a real war, not a pretend one as in 2017, and only the demonstration by Russia of its new military capabilities stopped this war.

    And now, right after the notorious deal with justice, presidential adviser Bolton has already warned Russia about the possibility of a new, even more powerful US missile attack on Syria, and this time Russia is very cautiously warning the US against such actions.

    But the Russian Parliament (Duma) deputies began talking about the deployment of nuclear weapons to Syria, apparently on someone’s request, probing such possibility, and if I were in the shoes of American sailors I would be afraid of this restraint more than what they have been shown right after the police raid on Michael Cohen office.

    And I’m already looking forward to Sunday’s political programs tomorrow, but before that I hope to open up a can of American news if, of course, the chemical attack in Syria does not happen in the next few hours, and I hope that by 9 pm tomorrow I will be able to tell you about these programs and you will be able to appreciate them on the basis of the above autopsy of American news.

    For now, I want to remind you, that after the police raid on the office of his lawyer, President Trump looked very bad, and the Defense Secretary (who is the main person of the Party of Peace in the US) was as pale as a sheet.

    And now Trump looks just fine and gives an interview in which he announces the deal of his lawyer with the “justice” illegal and accuses Michael Cohen that he slandered him to be forgiven of crimes, unrelated to his work for the president.

    But the media after this interview simply fell into hysterics, accusing Trump that he considers deals with justice criminal, and in this they are absolutely right – the expression of Trump’s face when he spoke of this leaves no doubt on this matter – but journalists has not enough brains to assume that he considers criminals in this situation not Michael Cohen, but “New York prosecutors” (as I have already said this phrase has become a household name).

    In Russia, all this is called illegal methods of investigation, and it seems to me that it is time for these same prosecutors to think about what will happen to them if in November the Republicans acquire 10-15 seats in the House of Representatives and 2-3 seats in the Senate.

    Namely it is time for them to ask themselves whether they are threatened with dismissal or prison for the zeal with which they rushed on the tip of the special prosecutor Mueller to protect the right of porn actress Stormy Daniel to publish the book “How I fucked the US president.”

    Or, given the possibility of nuclear war as a result of this zeal, they face something else and another big question is whether they will immediately get this opportunity or they will have to communicate with a charming woman who has been a CIA director since May, who has a rich life experience, including in Russia, as if specially prepared her for this meeting.

  71. janet August 25, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

    In 2016 and 2017, marine heat waves caused by AGW climate change resulted in mass bleaching, which killed about half of the corals on the Great Barrier Reef, along with many others around the world.

    “Somewhere between a quarter and a third of all marine species everywhere has some part of their life cycle in coral reefs,” scientist John “Charlie” Veron says. “So, you take out coral reefs and a third to a quarter of all species gets wiped out. Now that is ecological chaos, it is ecological collapse.”

    • elysianfield August 26, 2018 at 11:22 am #

      Janet…and “Charlie” by extension…

      Please quit whining about the marine environmental issues…what are you going to do about it? Form another discussion group? Forces and circumstances you cannot identify, or mitigate, are at work, and cannot be slowed, skewed, nor impacted in any meaningful nor scalable sense.

      If, and it is a big IF, anthropomorphic climate change is real, it can only be further advanced by the “fear flatulence” caused by your angst-ridden wailings.

      What? The Oceans are dying? I know, let’s put on a show! Suzie can sing and dance…Buckey can recite poetry, Bowzer can do tricks…and we can dig up Mickey Rooney to MC!!!

      • K-Dog August 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

        I’ll argue decline of the oceans is relevant. Highly relevant. But for this goldem golem guy decline of the oceans might actually be on the radar. Trumps presence keeps important issues off the table and because of his fat ass you may not have any fish on your table soon.

        It is not all Trumps fault but Trump is the ultimate spoiler. Trump is a blister on the foot of every jogger out to save the world and deal with anything like ocean decline. It is a very serious issue which as you eminently demonstrate, nobody gives a shit about. Perhaps you should look int it. Ocean decline, remember it.

        POTHUS, Distractor In Chief. Our Nero. As chief distractor Trump deserves a monument as grand as Washington’s or Lincoln’s or yes, even Jefferson’s.

        • elysianfield August 26, 2018 at 6:41 pm #

          Dog,
          I have no issue with the fact that the Oceans are in trouble. I have no issue with the fact that it is existential. I understand that if the Oceans become dead seas, we die. I understand and accept many of the issues.

          We paid for the ticket…now we are going to take the ride, and no one can or will do anything to change the environmental vectors.

          The oceans have been brutally overfished, wantonly polluted, and taken for granted for generations. Trump is not even on the radar for this one.

          The population can give all the “shits” they want…they can sacrifice virgins to Poseidon (if any can be found), they can riot in the streets…nothing is gonna change….

  72. PeteAtomic August 25, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

    R.I.P. Senator John McCain: one of the most strident neo-imperialists in the US Congress, globalist extraordinaire, paragon of the Deep State & champion of the military-industrial complex.

    I’m sure that beyond the man’s family, the boards of many arms manufacturers & the likes of KBR and other “industrial service” industries, are sad tonight.

    • janet August 25, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

      PeteAtomic, why do you single out McCain? Most senators automatically, reflexively, vote for defense appropriations. They did so just last week, 85-7. 85 to 7 is not a partisan vote.

      WASHINGTON — Senators on Thursday advanced an $857 billion appropriations measure that includes full defense funding for fiscal 2019 and raises hopes that Congress may be able to avoid a government shutdown or short-term budget extension for Pentagon programs this fall.

      The measure, which passed 85-7, includes money for the departments of defense, health and human services, labor and education. The so-called “minibus” of appropriations bills was touted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as making America “stronger overseas and right here at home.”

  73. 100th Avatar August 25, 2018 at 10:10 pm #

    McInsane is dead!! Bomb everyone, ward of the military, war momgering, plane crashing, nepotism beneficiary is dead!!

    Great day!

    Vengeance indeed

    • janet August 25, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

      “Bomb everyone” –100th Avatar

      Isn’t the current White House swamp creature more focused on bombing Iran? Trump and McCain share that particular obsession.

      McCain once sang “bomb bomb bomb Iran” to the tune of Barbara Ann by the Beach Boys, so respect for the dead and dying was never high on their list of his priorities.

      Same goes for Trump. Trump ordered the use of the Mother of All Bombs and never bothered to check out how many human beings he had murdered.

      • 100th Avatar August 26, 2018 at 5:33 pm #

        Vengeance is the title of the blog entry.

        And McCain was a dog.

        What do you call a grandson and son of admirals, who despite poor grades was admitted to a war college, despite poor flying with multiple crashes was given his wings, despite a poor record of war mongering and imperial entanglements at bequest of the MIC, was a re-elected career politician?

        Well, in the USA, a hero of course.

        Crashing and getting caught isn’t heroic.
        This defined the Kearing5 man’s life.

        • elysianfield August 26, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

          “What do you call a grandson and son of admirals, who despite poor grades was admitted to a war college, despite poor flying with multiple crashes was given his wings, despite a poor record of war mongering and imperial entanglements at bequest of the MIC, was a re-elected career politician?”

          Avatar,
          I call it a good job, if you can get it….

        • Janos Skorenzy August 26, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

          Yes and only Trump had the courage to call a spade a spade.

    • Tate August 26, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      We’re all going to meet his fate one way or another. Vengeance is false coin. By your 100th you should have known this. Are you sure you reached 100? Maybe slipped a couple of decimal places more likely.

    • Walter B August 26, 2018 at 10:53 am #

      Well 100th Avatar, I have always longed for the day when Manchurian Candidate McCain would no longer be a member of the government. I would never celebrate the death of a human being so I take no pleasure from his demise, good luck Johnny, you may need it. It is a travesty of justice if you ask me that so many ancient incompetents remain in positions to determine the futures for so many when they will not be around to “enjoy” the consequences of their ineptitude. Perhaps this is why so many of us believe in the hereafter in the hope of some final justice for all. We must watch what we do for we may all be held responsible for our actions one day, and if not, it is still good practice to do so anyway. Nothing worse than a selfish, self-serving bastard if you ask me.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

        The reality of McCain is the exact opposite of how the media presents him. He was deeply hated by the more aware veterans, certainly his peers from the Vietnam POW community. His efforts to prevent any more missing pows from being found was intense and ongoing.

        Good video: youtube.com/watch?v=4hr37eE0nO8

        Traitor Johnny was a thoroughly loathsome human being. His dad was involved in the Liberty affair where badly injured sailors were threatened with court martial and ruin if they ever told of how Israel attacked their ship and tried to sink it.

        • malthuss August 26, 2018 at 6:24 pm #

          His dad was involved in the Liberty affair where badly injured sailors were threatened with court martial and ruin if they ever told of how Israel attacked their ship and tried to sink it.

          / can you post links, tomorrow?

  74. janet August 25, 2018 at 10:39 pm #

    All we need to do is to continue taking Trump to court to get rulings on his illegal and unconstitutional executive orders.

    A federal judge on Saturday invalidated important sections of three executive orders issued by President Donald Trump that made it easier to terminate federal employees and weaken their labor unions.

    “President Trump’s illegal action was a direct assault on the legal rights and protections that Congress specifically guaranteed to the public-sector employees across this country who keep our federal government running every single day,” AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. said.

    “We are heartened by the judge’s ruling and by the huge outpouring of support shown to federal workers by lawmakers from both parties, fellow union workers, and compassionate citizens across the country,” Cox added.

  75. Q. Shtik August 25, 2018 at 11:11 pm #

    The tributes to Aretha Franklin reached their peak today…at least I hope so. With the help of a team of hairdressers and makeup artists they made the young Aretha presentable but time took its inevitable toll. OMG did it take its toll! Yes, she had a terrific voice but I could never get past the feeling she was screaming…her head tilted back and forehead scrunched up into wrinkles to force out maximum volume.

    We will no sooner put Aretha to rest than the tributes and/or denigration of John McCain will begin and crescendo. McCain of the trail mix stuffed cheeks.

    • janet August 26, 2018 at 12:39 am #

      Are you calling the man squirrelly? I hope you never get brain cancer.

  76. janet August 26, 2018 at 3:01 am #

    Fox News anchors have flipped and are now calling out Trump as a liar. Cohen, Manafort, Pecker, Weisselberg, Flynn, McGahn, Papadapoulus, Gates, Hunter, Collins, etc. all the president’s crooks… and now the Fox News. Michael Cohen has knowledge and evidence of a conspiracy between President Donald Trump and Russia which Mueller now has in his possession. The walls are closing in on Trump… and Mexico immediately offered to pay for those walls.

  77. FincaInTheMountains August 26, 2018 at 4:12 am #

    McCain: Screw Russia China, We’ll Invade Anybody We Want to
    youtube.com/watch?time_continue=35&v=mscMShD_la8

    Putin in September 2013 sent a fleet to the Mediterranean and warned that the beginning of the bombing of Syria will have disastrous consequences. And American journalists were different then and understood perfectly well that this was a war, perhaps nuclear, but Senator McCain in this interview gave assurances that Russia would not dare to attack the West, even if the West bombed Assad, as well as it bombed Gaddafi.

    From the discussion that follows, it turns out that on the eve of McCain exposed himself, meeting with the leader of Al-Qaeda in Syria, and that Ted Cruise then said that the United States would turn into Al-Qaeda Air Force in the event of the beginning of the bombings of Assad.

    And these questions are asked of McCain on September 10, 2013, and the next day on September 11, should have been a vote in Congress, allowing these bombings.

    Barack Obama on September 9 refused to give such permission on his authority despite the pressure and the fact that he had all the necessary powers.

    And for the congressmen to vote correctly, Hillary Clinton organized a march of one million Muslims on Washington protesting discrimination against Muslims in the United States and demanding, in compensation, to bomb Assad, who professes the wrong Islam from their point of view.

    But Ted Cruz (Bush?) And Obama surreptitiously organized a march on Washington, or rather a parade of a million bikers in memory of the September 11 victims, and a march of a million Muslims, and with it the vote in Congress, did not take place.

  78. Walter B August 26, 2018 at 8:15 am #

    Ah the golden monotones of our very own Trump Hater, how blessed we are to be constantly reminded that Trump sucks, Trump sucks, Trump sucks. As I was chatting with my DOD friend this morning, as I do every Saturday and Sunday mornings, a thought occurred to me and a very interesting line for discussion came to mind. I asked why Mr. Trump is taking the heat for this silly Space Force idea which the entire country seems to be pinning on him. Clearly this idea was at least the brainchild of the PNAC group and Dirty Dick Cheney, published in September 2000:

    informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

    Weaponizing space is detailed starting on page 54. Of course, Ronald Regan began the idea when he was president and I would guess that Werner von Braun probably said something to the same effect in his day.

    My friend admitted that Mr. Trump is indeed taking the burden and the blame squarely on his back for the Space Force idea and neither of us knows why. However once I started thinking about it, a clear picture eventually arose. A case can be made that every American president since the murder of JFK has been advancing the same military/political agenda. The heat for all questionable actions is always shoveled onto the current president and the paid detractors reinforce the blame onto the individual to distract the public from the fact that the agenda is the same, only the faces change. This way, once the current talking head is ousted or runs out of time, the public breathes a collective sigh of relief and goes back to sleep. The agenda advances until the next puppet takes over and the cycle continues.

    It is all distraction, all theater and is never affected by the current figurehead, they are just there to distract you from the real troublemakers. Do not be led astray.

    • janet August 26, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

      “The agenda advances until the next puppet takes over…” –Walter B

      Putin puppet. Trump is the Putin puppet. Reagan was not a Russian puppet. Werner von Braun was not a Russian puppet. The USA Congress is not a Putin puppet.

      On July 19, 2018, in a 98-0 vote, the Senate rebuked Trump’s proposal to allow Russian officials to question American officials. 98-0 is a unanimous vote, a unanimous rejection of Trump’s treasonous love affair with Putin.

      Hillary Clinton got this right: Trump is a Putin puppet. In the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, on Oct. 19, 2016, Clinton calls Trump a puppet of Putin.

      “You encouraged espionage against our people. You are willing to spout the Putin line, sign up for his wish list: break up NATO, do whatever he wants to do,” Clinton said. “You continue to get help from him because he has a very clear favorite in this race.”

      And she was right. Trump’s clear anti-NATO remarks have generally aligned with Russia’s sentiment about the organization; his expressions of admiration for Putin have played right into the Russian leader’s hand.

      • Walter B August 26, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

        As predictable as diarrhea after an onion sandwich.

        • capt spaulding August 26, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

          He wants the space force so he can keep out illegal aliens.

      • Tate August 26, 2018 at 6:07 pm #

        We’re missing the big picture here. This has been pointed out several times by dissident journalists. Why has there been such a frenzy to go after Trump? Why such an orchestrated campaign to bring him down? Such peccadilloes as he is charged with never excited such attention by media until now & the Russian collusion charge is an obvious fabrication. So why?

        It’s a case of projection among the globalist elites is what it is. They who are guilty of the very same things that they accuse Trump of & knowing their own misdeeds, they have taken to heart Trump’s early promise that he would put them in jail, starting with Hillary. They have sought to concoct an elaborate conspiracy to entangle him in a web of circumstance & accusation in order to prevent their own goose being cooked. Lots of people have read Clinton Cash including Uranium One & know the real story, which is being ignored by the usual crew.

    • K-Dog August 26, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

      “Ah the golden monotones of our very own Trump Hater, how blessed we are to be constantly reminded that Trump sucks, Trump sucks, Trump sucks. As I was chatting with my DOD friend this morning, as I do every Saturday and Sunday mornings, a thought occurred to me and a very interesting line for discussion came to mind. I asked why Mr. Trump is taking the heat for this silly Space Force idea which the entire country seems to be pinning on him. Clearly this idea was at least the brainchild of the PNAC group and Dirty Dick Cheney, published in September 2000:”

      Bingo, Trump is a foil. He is not ‘the man’ Behind Trump stands ‘the man’. Yes, the agenda is the same, only the faces change and Trumps face is the face of a swindling snake oil mountebank par excellence. With comic buffoonery he mesmerizes and hypnotizes. Trump is an entertainment, an actor in a theater play. A play like ‘Our American Cousin’ perhaps, which holds an onlooker spellbound while danger lurks behind.

      Time for a rhyme.

      Bumbling through Our American Cousin is lovable dolt Lord Dundreary. Though his lines are few, seasoned actor Edward Askew Sothern’s strange hairdo and flair for physical comedy helped make the character wildly popular. Drundreary also had a tendency to get his proverbs mixed up—he’d often shout nonsensical adages like “Birds of a feather gather no moss.” For several years afterwards, similarly-confused statements were colloquially known as “Drundrearyisms.”

      America should be looking over it’s shoulder.

  79. janet August 26, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

    Donald Trump colluded with a foreign dictator to win an election. Donald Trump admitted his campaign staff met with Russian operatives to get information about Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump wished aloud for someone to hack the Clinton campaign and the DNC, knowing that Putin and his team were listening.

    Trump has already rolled back hard-won protections against climate change, given ICE more and more power to terrorize immigrant communities, made it harder for women around the world to access the full range of reproductive services, and more.

    A president should be elected by popular vote, not by a Supreme Court vote, not by a college of “electors”. Hillary Clinton defeated Trump by 3 million votes. The Republicans have lost the popular vote in 6 of the last 7 elections. They only get to the White House by intervention of an activist Republican Supreme Court or through the elitist electoral college. Trump does not have popular support.

    According to the most recent FoxNews poll 41% approve of Trump, while 57% disapprove. FoxNews anchors have recently turned on Trump and are calling Trump out for the liar he is.

    Trump can sometimes be fun in a clownish way. But his mafia past, his criminal connections, his propensity for violence, his bullying, his vulgarity, his stiffing of electricians, plumbers, carpenters, etc., his fraud and con games (Trump University), and his constant lying, do not endear him to people in general. Simply put, Trump is unfit to be president.

    • Walter B August 26, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

      There is no mafia, remember, it is all conspiracy theory for everything is legal now. Money talks and bullshit walks. Those dirty feet of yours getting tired yet?

      • janet August 26, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

        “Money talks and bullshit walks.” –Walter B

        No, Walter B, that is not how the world works. It is Trump who has the dirty feet. The dirt is on Trump for his mafia connections.

        Every time someone asks Donald Trump if he knows Felix Sater, his Russian-born, Brooklyn-bred former business associate, Trump draws a blank. Despite the fact that Sater worked on and off for a decade with the Trump Organization.

        “Much about Trump’s presidency, and the cast of characters it has assembled, challenges even the most imaginative Hollywood screenwriting, but Sater’s backstory is an especially remarkable example. Having emigrated to Brighton Beach from the Soviet Union when he was 8 years old, he might have been the archetype of the self-made immigrant Trump has nothing but admiration for, provided of course they’re from certain non-Muslim countries.

        In his early twenties, Sater had a three-year stint as a successful broker on Wall Street before he slashed that man’s face open in El Rio Grande, a Manhattan bar, causing the victim a wound which required 110 stitches and earning the perpetrator a felony conviction for assault.

        Sater served 15 months at Edgecombe Correctional Facility. He was released on parole, prison records seen by The Daily Best show, in September 1995. A month later, his investment firm, White Rock Partners, changed its name to State Street Capital Markets.

        Sater mostly escaped public notice until 1998, when the manager at a Manhattan Mini Storage in SoHo opened a cubicle Sater had rented under a false female name (the account was in arrears) and made an interesting discovery. In addition to a 12-gauge shotgun and two 9-millimeter pistols were a box and gym bag containing documents that led the FBI to a massive “pump-and-dump” stock fraud, racketeering, and international money laundering scheme, the architects of which were later shown to be Sater and two of his longtime business colleagues, Gennady “Gene” Klotsman and Salvatore Lauria. Both were with Sater at El Rio Grande the day he turned a margarita glass into a weapon. By the time the evidence was uncovered in SoHo, Sater and Klotsman had gone to Russia; Lauria had also skipped town. They returned and were arrested.”

        thedailybeast.com/felix-sater-the-crook-behind-the-trump-russia-peace-plan

  80. janet August 26, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

    Al Capone was a gangster who was responsible for many murder, but these crimes couldn’t be proved. So Federal agents targeted Capone for tax evasion, and got him for that crime. The metaphor of prosecuting someone in the manner of Al Capone thus means you are going after a guilty person not for their most heinous offense but for something provable in court.

    Capone was NOT the victim of an unfair prosecution. Trump is NOT being “trapped” by prosecutors or by Mueller. Trump has violated the law and committed crimes. It is only a question of which of Trump’s many crimes can be proved irrefutably with evidence in court to a Republican judge. Trump is guilty of all of them, but he will only be prosecuted for some of them. If Trump had not committed the crimes, he wouldn’t be in this legal bind. All credit goes to Trump. Nothing unfair is happening to Trump.

  81. FincaInTheMountains August 26, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

    Opening of yahoo news line as a tin can will not be done today

    I almost wrote both posts, one about yahoo news as a tin can and the other about Sunday’s political programs in the US, but yesterday, in connection with the death of McCain, a wave of rumors came down on me, which was not very informative, but it took the entire day to figure it out.

    I will try to finish them tomorrow, but for now I will say that the can opener was even sharper than I thought, and American journalists agree with me in those assessments of the situation that I have already given.

    And this manifested itself in the fact that they, sensing the smell of a roasted cock that had come to peck by no means Trump, brought down all their propaganda about the worst week of the American president and his imminent impeachment to an absolute minimum, and more than half the time (much more than half the time) they shed tears (crocodile?) about the death of McCain, who in McSorley’s (a pub in New York, constantly visited by sailors and US soldiers) is considered thrice the Hero of the Soviet Union.

    Namely according to the very, even overwhelmingly popular in the US Army and Navy legend, he received the first star of the Hero of the Soviet Union for the fire at the aircraft carrier Forestall, after which the aircraft carrier did not recover, and McCain got off the American award for this feat only thanks to his admiral father.

    The second star he received for singing in captivity, since according to another even more popular legend he was the star singer of the Hanoi Hilton (prison for captured Americans).

    The matter of the fact is that “Singing bird” is translated into Russian as a “sitting hen”, so this is an obvious slander by the American military – in USSR, for this service, the stars were not given.

    Well, supposedly he got the third star for having returned from captivity and becoming an American politician, he did everything so that those who could tell about his songs in Hanoi Hilton could not return to the US.

    Allegedly his songs on the radio were allowed to listen to American prisoners, and they immediately realized that their goose was cooked, and this was very helpful in recruiting.

    I hope that I did not say anything bad about Senator McCain, as I am proud to be a Soviet man, and the Hero’s Star for me is the highest reward of any warrior. But Hillary Clinton, in a telephone interview she gave to Meet the Press, issued such an obituary, which is absolutely something. But about it tomorrow!

    • Walter B August 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm #

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

  82. Janos Skorenzy August 26, 2018 at 5:25 pm #

    dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/725636/notting-hill-carnival-london-acid-attack-barricades-homes-sh…

    It’s seems that the British Elite don’t trust their beloved Afro-Caribbean immigrants. Yet they condemn Whites who do the same thing in South Africa. Will their hypocrisy never end? Soon they’ll have to get rid of all the mirrors in their homes so they don’t have to look at their own lying faces.

  83. janet August 26, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

    “brought down all their propaganda about the worst week of the American president and his imminent impeachment to an absolute minimum” –finca

    Hmmm…. is it a coincidence that they timed McCain’s death to cover up the crimes of Trump?

    The rats are abandoning the Trump ship. Even National Enquirer and FoxNews anchors are turning on him. Next I expect Breitbart, Drudge, Rush, Levin, and Alex Jones will be breathlessly informing us that Trump was not really that important… it is TPTB who were utilizing and are now discarding Trump.

    • janet August 26, 2018 at 5:40 pm #

      The day after Trump’s inauguration the largest protest happened in Wash. DC. At 2.6 million strong, Women’s Marches crushed all expectations. There were so many who wanted to express their disgust at a racist misogynist sullying the White House.

      When Trump is gone there won’t be any mass protests, much less a civil war. The dogs of vengeance won’t bother to leave the porch, content to scratch their fleas and whine on internet sites about “haters” and TDS.

      • Walter B August 26, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

        Were the protests you are talking about the “Vagina heads” protest? Yes, they were special.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 26, 2018 at 8:16 pm #

      Attorney for Michael Cohen backs away from confidence that Cohen has information about Trump’s knowledge on Russian efforts

      washingtonpost.com/politics/attorney-for-michael-cohen-backs-away-from-confidence-that-cohen-has-inf…

      Rats already are jumping ship.

  84. trypillian August 26, 2018 at 5:42 pm #

    Buckminster Fuller in ‘Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth’ said every atom must be cared for. Matter as physical properties does matter. Bucky balls matter. If nothing matters and anything goes the laws of thermodynamics will ensure planetary entropy. The poitical entropic wasteland is beyond belief.

    I have seen and heard Fuller as an architectural undergraduate. He is quite inspiring as his Expo 67 Dome is in Montreal, which is still there by the way.

    The river or lake painting is very nice. The ionized sky is quite appropriate.

  85. Tate August 26, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

    A curiosity is that Senator John McCain died of glioblastoma (brain cancer) on August 25, 2018 exactly nine years after Senator Ted Kennedy died of the same illness, glioblastoma, on August 25, 2009.

    Who knows what to make of it? They were each instrumental in their own inimitable way of bringing this nation to ruin. But there have been many others. They belonged to “left” & “right” wings of the same political party, which seems to have merged from separate political parties during the mid-90s for some strange reason.

    It will be interesting to see over the coming years & after the obligatory respects have been paid what books & movies come out about the so-called “Maverick.”

  86. janet August 26, 2018 at 6:10 pm #

    “My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!” –45 and me

    • Walter B August 26, 2018 at 6:53 pm #

      Why would you pray if you do not believe in a God?

      • janet August 26, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

        Walter B, when Jesus called God ‘Abba’ he meant it. When you call God ‘Father’ you don’t mean anything. And between ‘Abba’ and ‘Father’ there is a great difference. ‘Father’ is an institution, legal, social; ‘Abba’ is a heart-to-heart relationship. Jesus looked at existence as the source of our life.

        A disciple asks Jesus, “What is prayer?” Jesus falls on his knees and starts praying. The disciple says, “I am asking what prayer is, I am not asking you to pray!” And Jesus says, “There is no other way. I can pray, you can participate. I INVITE you to be a part of my prayer. I cannot say what prayer is, but I can go into prayer – because prayer is a state of being, not something that you do.”

        • Walter B August 26, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

          There is nothing that you can say and nothing that you can type here that will ever have any effect on what I have with Him and will continue to have with Them. I am not exactly sure why I have ever even responded to anything you have posted here, but perhaps I have erred, and if I have, then I shall bow out, for I cannot compete with the Cast Out or his minions and I shall let the Prince of Peace fight my battles for me instead.

          • janet August 26, 2018 at 8:24 pm #

            “There is nothing that you can say and nothing that you can type here that will ever have any effect…” –Walter B

            I am not trying to “effect” you. I was simply trying to answer your question.

            But you are right. You should stop posting replies because you are never going to change.

            By the way, I am on good terms with the Prince of Peace and I guaranfuckintee you the Prince of Peace will not fight your battles. The Prince of Peace will help you stop your fighting.

            “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you, don’t fight back against someone who wants to do harm to you. If they hit you on the right cheek, let them hit the other cheek too. If anyone wants to sue you in court and take your shirt, let them have your coat too.”

            That is what real Christians do. But it requires real faith.

          • Walter B August 26, 2018 at 9:36 pm #

            Indeed.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 26, 2018 at 8:45 pm #

          Do you have chapter and verse on that one?

          • janet August 26, 2018 at 8:53 pm #

            Matthew 5: 38-40

      • Q. Shtik August 26, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

        Why would you pray if you do not believe in a God? – Walt

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

        It’s all a crock of mumbo jumbo, Walt, and “she” knows it.

        • Tate August 26, 2018 at 10:46 pm #

          If janet has stated in the past that “she” doesn’t believe in God, then “she” is definitely more & less than a “she.” More like a “they.”

          • janet August 26, 2018 at 10:57 pm #

            Do you believe in God, Tate? Have you any direct experience of God, or just a belief in your mind handed down from others?

  87. KesaAnna August 26, 2018 at 9:05 pm #

    Pfft , we can argue the merits of any theology , even head-hunting cannibalistic animism , all day long.

    But to argue that anything matters , or that there is any material upon which to base comparisons , if your ultimate fate is to cease to exist , is either extremely dishonest , or just plain stupid.

  88. FincaInTheMountains August 26, 2018 at 9:29 pm #

    Another mass shooting in Jacksonville – a sure sign Hillary is losing her game and needs a diversion from “Trump’s going down” news cycle.

    Apparently, just the death of Senator McCain is not enough.

  89. KesaAnna August 26, 2018 at 10:01 pm #

    I seem to recall that a great deal of time , energy , and other peoples money , was wasted on impeachment in the cases of Nixon , Reagan , Clinton , and Bush Jr.

    The Presidencies of Carter and Bush Sr. were brief anyway , and generally went down in flames anyway. So at least in those two cases you spared yourselves that farce.

    ” Trump has violated the law and committed crimes…..Nothing unfair is happening to Trump. ”

    Leave it to Janet , even more so than Janos , to state things directly and explicitly.

    The above unerringly equates law with justice .

    Let’s roll with that , shall we ?

    Blanket pardons are perfectly legal too and so entirely fair and just.

    And , if you actually succeed in impeachment , the Presidents successor no matter who he is , unless an idiot , is almost certain to give him a blanket pardon the very next day.

    Because impeachment creates a very bad precedent for any and all successors.

    Once that precedent is set , the Presidency ceases to be a throne , and becomes an electric chair.

    But , ok , let’s say that the impeached presidents successor IS an idealistic idiot , and that precedent gets set.

    Lol , that’s very bad news for anyone of any political stripe who waves Old Glory.

    it is only very good news for Neo – Confederates. 😀

  90. FincaInTheMountains August 27, 2018 at 7:48 am #


    How many blissful revelations
    It promise us: enlightenment’s host,
    Tough trials’ son – experimentation,
    And genius – friend of paradox,
    And chance – the heavenly inventor…

    Alexander Pushkin

    The contrast of the American Media, where the “patriotic” journalists are sobbing loudly from respect for McCain and his patriotism, and American soldiers and sailors who despise him and spit on his patriotism struck my imagination and it seemed to me that this is beyond the scope of McCain as a person and it is a paradox that is friendly you now know with whom.

  91. FincaInTheMountains August 27, 2018 at 8:15 am #

    Bill Mitchell:

    Jacksonville Shooter Was Member of Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ – Referred to Trump Supporters at “Trumptards” – Murdered 4 People

    twitter.com/mitchellvii/status/1034018253901901825

    These killers always have the same dead eyes.

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