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When you consider all the shadowy creatures scuttling around the backstage interstices of the Deep State, it’s a little wondrous that someone like this hasn’t stepped into the light before. Apparently now, a person whose name will soon be plastered across the pixel-verse, has been given clearance by the Justice Department to come forth and sing to the various house and senate committees about a fishy deal involving Russia and the Clinton dynasty.

The broad outlines of Uranium-Gate are already loaded like a platter of nachos grandes with piquant tidbits of suspicious detail. The informant worked for a DC Swamp lobbying firm that was hired by Tenex, a subsidiary of the Russian government-owned company Rosatom, to grease the skids for a deal to buy a Canadian company, Uranium One, which had substantial mining operations in the USA. According to The Hill website, the deal put about 20 percent of US uranium into the hands of the Russian company.

The informant recognized evidence of criminal behavior in the dealings he witnessed and voluntarily went to the FBI with it. The Hill report goes on:

     His work helped the Justice Department secure convictions against Russia’s top commercial nuclear executive in the United States, a Russian financier in New Jersey, and the head of a U.S. uranium trucking company in what prosecutors said was a long-running racketeering scheme involving bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering.

Those charges, based on evidence gathered in 2009, were not taken to court until 2014. And that was supposed to be the end of it.

Now, it also happens that the deal for Tenex to buy Uranium One had to be approved by nine federal agencies and signed off on by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which she did shortly after her husband Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 to give a speech in Moscow sponsored by a Russian bank. The Clinton Foundation also received millions of dollars in “charitable” donations from parties with an interest in the Tenex / Uranium One deal. It happened, too, that the CEO of Uranium One at the time of the Tenex sale, Frank Guistra, was one of eleven board members of the Clinton Foundation.

The informant remained undercover for the FBI for five years. None of the Clinton involvement was included in the previously mentioned federal bribery and racketeering prosecutions. Meanwhile, the informant had signed a nondisclosure agreement with the Obama Justice Department, only just lifted last week.

As of this morning, the story is absent from The New York Times, formerly the nation’s newspaper of record. The FBI’s credibility is at stake in this case. Robert Mueller, who was Director of the agency during the Tenex /Uranium One deal, with all its Clintonian-Russian undertones, is in the peculiar position now as special prosecutor for the Russian election “meddling” alleged to involve President Trump. Whatever that investigation has turned up is not known publicly yet, but the massive leaking from government employees that turned the story into roughly 80 percent of mainstream legacy news coverage the past year, has ceased — either because Mueller has imposed Draconian restraints on his own staff, or because there is nothing there.

The FBI has a lot to answer for in overlooking the Clinton connection to the Uranium One deal. The informant, soon to be attached to a name and a face, is coming in from the cold, to the warm, wainscoted chambers of the house and senate committees. I wonder if Mr. Trump, or his lawyers, will find grounds to attempt to dismiss Special Prosecutor Mueller, given what looks like Mueller’s compromised position vis-à-vis Trump’s election opponent, HRC. It’s hard to not see this thing going a long way — at the same time that financial markets and geopolitical matters are heading south. Keep your hats on.


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  1. Graycenphil October 27, 2017 at 10:04 am #

    Good column – that’s why I like to read this. I never really wanted Trump, but I’m sure glad we didn’t get Hillary.

    Speakiing of the NY Times ignoring issues, they also never reported on the protests at Columbia and UC Santa Cruz, where students shut down Republican student groups. In the name of free speech, of course.

    I still read the paper, and I think they try (unsuccessfully) to be unbiased in their reporting, but not so much in what they choose to report.

    • Sean Coleman October 27, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

      I think their bias is what they choose to report and to leave out.

      A couple of days ago I was looking at their “Trump’s Lies” article updated in July, their ‘definitive list’. As expected this was mainly just Donald talking off the cuff, or twittering, or exaggerating for effect and amusement. The rest is arguable as to whether he or the NYT was closer to the mark (usually him I would guess).

      Here is one ‘lie’ taken almost at random:

      Trump: “When Wikileaks, which I had nothing to do with, comes out and happens to give, they’re not giving classified information.”

      NYT “Not always. They have released classified information in the past.”

      This exchange sums it up.

      • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

        The NYTimes is in reality a dozen people working in an overwrought office.

        • Graycenphil October 27, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

          I’m not sure I know what you mean by that, a dozen people working in an overwrought office?

          It’s obviously a huge organization. If you mean the big decisions are made by a few people, that’s true. But propbably true of most news organizations.

          • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 8:20 pm #

            Less by the quarterly earnings… can’t seem to make money in respectable propaganda like they used to

            Layoffs after layoffs

          • Graycenphil October 28, 2017 at 7:32 am #

            That’s true; it’s often had trouble making money. I remember a few years back when you could buy a share of the stock for less than a copy of the paper. (Wish I had bought some back then.)

            But it remains a huge news organization, with reporters all over the world. We’ll see what their future holds, but I suspect it’ll be around for a while.

      • Graycenphil October 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

        Yes, I agree. That’s what I meant by “not so much in what they choose to report”.

        For the most part when you read news reportng in the Times, the facts are accurate. Or the reporter at least believes them to be accurate.

        But they sometimes ignore stories that they don’t like. And their editorials are not nearly as trustworthy as their news.

      • Elrond Hubbard October 27, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

        Mr. Coleman, I have no issue with media organizations that track and fact-check Donald Trump’s every utterance, and neither should you. Respect for truth is a core value in a democracy. If the way it’s being practiced in the Trump era seems to amount to chasing down trivialities, that reflects the nature of the man more than the media. His disregard for truth is that thorough.

        Here’s a fun fact: the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale has been the most assiduous reporter on the Trump fact-checking beat, to the point that POTUS blocked him on Twitter the other week. Dale’s misdemeanour? When Trump tweeted that “Being nice to [Kim Jong-Un] hasn’t worked for 25 years”, Dale noted, accurately, that 25 years ago Kim was eight years old. That’s where we are: Trump has a singular talent for dragging everyone else down to his level.

        Every news organization should treat every politician this way, all the time, forever. We’ll know we’re doing well when the process drives the discourse back to a higher level. That would be much preferable to the present situation where corporate media are basically captive pets of power, only able to nibble around the edges.

        • Calico October 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

          And yet if you abstract away the name of the leader and just assume he meant the current leader over those 25 years, then you wouldn’t be slinging around those silly thought stoppers like Dale did. A larger question in my mind, is in what possible ways have we been nice to North Korea, or for that matter anyone else, where we didn’t put our own interests first to their detriment, in the last 25 years?

    • Ishabaka October 28, 2017 at 7:30 am #

      I agree 100%. The worst two presidential candidates in my 62 years, Clinton being the worst of the two, which is why Trump won.

      Watched Hillary’s unbearably smug “The Future is Female” speech on YouTube yesterday, and tried to imagine the weeping, wailing, moaning, and gnashing of teeth that would have followed Trump giving a “The Future is Male” speech.

      • Graycenphil October 28, 2017 at 7:33 am #

        Where was Bloomberg when we needed him?

  2. volodya October 27, 2017 at 10:05 am #

    Follow the money.

  3. Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 10:07 am #

    Great post Jim. This is why DC is so loathe to initiate investigations of anyone for anything: they know that such investigations will always tend to sprawl (suffer from “scope creep” in the parlance), and that everyone in DC has potentially incriminating evidence buried under countless rocks. Then it comes down to who has the political throw weight to get themselves out of the subsequent jams – usually by throwing one of their “colleagues” under the bus in return. Can’t wait to see where this is all headed! janet? What say ye now?

    • SteveO October 27, 2017 at 11:36 am #

      The corruption in the United States is at all levels and both parties. Any serious investigation will bring down not only all branches of government, but the corporate persons who have bought those officials.

      They all know it’s a “house of cards”.

      This will cause a lot of shouting and gnashing of teeth and hang wringing, but in the end, if there was a real prosecution of the Clintons the result would be the collapse Jim has been predicting for 20 years.

      Won’t happen, just another media circus.

      • cbeard October 27, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

        Surely a media circus. They can’t lock lock up Hillary or Bill. If they did, they would have to lock up all of congress. In a perfect world there would be no incumbents left in office after a couple of elections.

        • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 6:57 pm #

          No, but this probably buys a whole lot of people – Trump first and foremost – a get out of jail free card.

  4. 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 10:08 am #

    Trump was elected by many specifically to destroy both vile and destitute parties.

    And it is happening.

    • pequiste October 27, 2017 at 10:17 am #

      Inshallah

      • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 10:25 am #

        Nobody enjoys chemotherapy, most detest it, it damages and kills both good and bad, but mostly bad, and if you survive

        The suffering will be worth it

    • K-Dog October 27, 2017 at 10:37 am #

      Yes, I heard a millennial talk about exactly that. He was voting for Trump because he wanted to bring ‘the system down’. He figured Trump would cause so many people to get pissed off that we would have a revolution because of his outrageous behavior.

      Ignorant youth. People are not starving so they have no wish to revolt. Revolt in an electronic age of surveillance is impossible. Good behavior cannot be crowd-sourced. All electing an idiot did was put an idiot in charge. For those who voted for Trump because they knew he would be the source of never-ending Washington comedy as long as he lasted there, you were right. What you did not figure in was that between the comedic antics would be long stretches of depressing ignorance. So was it worth it?

      Carved pumpkins melting in the hundred degree day of an LA ‘hotober’ say no. In Seattle new growth in my garden on veggies that should now be dying say no. Winter should be coming but I am seeing new green growing as if our stratospheric forever rising stock market has infected the local weather.

      We could have a killing frost. Or not, but we don’t need an science denying idiot in charge.

      • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 10:53 am #

        You want stasis.
        Environmental
        Climatological
        Political

        Doesn’t exist, no matter who is in charge or what protocols governments seek to enact

      • daveed October 27, 2017 at 11:13 am #

        Mr. K. Dog,

        You are in fine form this AM!

      • daveed October 27, 2017 at 11:17 am #

        “Now the wintertime is coming
        The windows are filled with frost
        I went to tell everybody
        But I could not get across”

      • SteveO October 27, 2017 at 11:38 am #

        “Ignorant youth. People are not starving so they have no wish to revolt.”

        You nailed it. So long as there is cheap beer and Cheese Doodles in the house there won’t be a revolution.

      • shotho October 27, 2017 at 11:49 am #

        Right, in today’s benighted society, deny God all you want, but never, ever deny science.
        Science is dead, long live science!

        • windward October 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm #

          Charles Dickens visited the US a couple of times in the 1840’s. He said it was the most downright religious country he ever saw.

          Settled by religious fanatics, ruined by the same. The entire land became a burned-over district. Hell fire to come.

      • teddyboy46 October 27, 2017 at 11:51 am #

        wow, what a word salad.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm #

        It has been warmer many times in human history. And of course in the remote past, Europe had African like conditions. And before that, there were no ice caps at all. All of this without human industry and man made global warming. You need to learn to meditate and let go of bad programming that’s been put into your head.

        There is such a thing as winter gardening, apparently. Some plants can keep going, especially in mild maritime climates like Seattle. You just never noticed before. What else are you missing?

        • San Jose October 27, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

          Back in the day the Vikings grew barley in Iceland. Warming trends have a lot more to due with sun cycles than human activity, in my opinion.

          Jen in San Jose

          • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

            More: in certain areas Southeastern Greenland, there were pastures and even small trees. And the Vikings lived there for centuries before the Little Ice Age ended the colony, the last Viking men being slain by the Inuit savages. What happened to the women you ask? What do you think happened? Some scholars think they went voluntarily, even before the end….

          • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

            Actually on 2nd thought, I think it was Southwestern Greenland that had the warm spots.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

            In his book on the Pilgrims, Philbrick opines that Plymouth had a much harsher climate then than now. More like coastal Maine. If you know New England you know that much of the snow changes to rain on the Massachusetts coast south of Boston. North of Boston, not so much. And north of the New Hampshire coast, most of it stays as snow.

          • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

            Maunder minimums and sunspots?
            Hogwash!

            The Earth’s climate is always stable, and should be stable.
            Always!

            Who is really denying the science?

          • GreenAlba October 27, 2017 at 6:48 pm #

            Dear Janos

            A quick note on climate ‘scepticism’: scientists are sceptics by nature – that is why good science takes a long time to produce and why it is constantly reviewed and improved. Denialists are something else – they are people for whom no scientific evidence would ever be enough. They do not understand scientific method and they will continue to ‘believe’ what they ‘believe’ because their worldview is not rational. (People who fall prey to such worldviews as Aryan mysticism are unlikely to be persuaded by science.)

            HOWEVER, fortunately there are scientific websites run by actual scientists, providing actual scientific answers to the endlessly repeated ‘arguments’ of climate denialists – so that other people with other jobs don’t have to waste their time repeating the same things endlessly to people who are wilfully impervious to scientific reasoning.

            Here are a few. Your own ‘arguments’ are pretty low down the scale of sophistication, in terms of climate science denial, so you will very probably even understand the answers. You won’t accept them, though, because in the world of the mystic everything is about belief and not evidence. But you should have the evidence made available to you anyway, even just to counter the billions of dollars’ worth of disinformation that has been churned out by such as the Koch brothers.

            grist.org/series/skeptics/

            eos.org/editors-vox/responding-to-climate-change-deniers-with-simple-facts-and-logic

            skepticalscience.com/argument.php

            Please don’t bother to send ripostes to me – if you have evidence which counters the information on these sites, I’m sure there are many hard-working climate scientists who would be delighted to read and review your papers. If they are considered to be worth publishing, at that point I will be delighted to read them.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

            Well instead of pontificating, either affirm or deny what I said: That the climate was warmer at various points and MUCH warmer in the distant past – all without man made anything. If you admit it, then be prepared to defend your thesis. If you deny it, you are simply an ignoramus.

          • Interesting NY Times article recently about attempts to regrow forests on Iceland’s volcanic soils have mostly been fruitless.

            Turns out the Viking’s agriculture sterilized the Island of its ability to sustain trees. And since trees grow so slowly they don’t look like they will regenerate forest even in a person’s lifetime.

      • wolfbay October 28, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

        Republicans are champion hypocrites but the Dems have them beat. If the Paris accords are implemented they would have virtually no effect on global warming according to Dr Hansen who did the original research on CO2 levels and climate. He could probably get a “consensus “ of climate scientists to agree but John Kerry said Hansen is wrong. After all politics is more important than rational analysis.

  5. shotho October 27, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    Having lived in Arkansas since 1976, how delicious it would be to finally see the Clinton’s comeuppance.

    • venuspluto67 October 27, 2017 at 10:19 am #

      I know. I still sometimes feel like such a nincompoop for standing in line for two to three hours to vote for Bill Clinton back in 1992, even though I’m not really same person as I was twenty-five years ago.

      • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 10:26 am #

        I was a saxophone player and it was just so enticing

        • ozone October 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

          100th,
          Yikes! Talk about your single issue voter! 😉
          (Yes, I know you’re just kidding.)

        • DrTomSchmidt October 27, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

          He did play it well.

          • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

            Regrettably, a president with the intimate intelligence allowing him to know that a sax is a woodwind and not a brass proved far too alluring.

            He was saxy ll right.. far too saxy

          • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

            I just couldn’t vote for ole HW Cop-a-feel

      • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

        Oh dude…..

  6. K-Dog October 27, 2017 at 10:15 am #

    “The informant recognized evidence of criminal behavior in the dealings “

    Now what is that supposed to mean? Any allegation involving Russia always breaks down to one of these meaningless bromides. Formless vapor signifying nothing. Refugee phrases from dead ad campaigns.

    “approved by nine federal agencies and signed off on by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” – Does not seem illegal to me.

    Banter about Russia is all an exercise of believe what you want to believe. Mental masturbation.

    I have two CRT electronic tube sockets on order from the Russian Federation right now. I bought them on E-Bay two days ago for $19 including shipping. New old stock probably originally intended for the Russian military.

    Am I a criminal?

    How about a voice from the deep state emerge and talk about how the deep state infiltrates cyber-space posing as ordinary citizens to shape public opinion and root-out terrorism. Like on a blog like this, now that would be interesting!

    • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 10:23 am #

      You mean WPA Janet?

    • Elrond Hubbard October 27, 2017 at 10:51 am #

      @K-Dog: Signing something may not seem illegal, but why did you leave off the next part? “[W]hich she did shortly after her husband Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 to give a speech in Moscow sponsored by a Russian bank.” There are two ways to get paid that kind of money for talking. One is to be a Hollywood actor in an animated movie. The other is to be an influence peddler taking a deniable payoff. And the Clintons are world champion influence peddlers.

      Yes, post hoc ergo propter hoc is a fallacy. No, there’s no proof that that speech in particular related to Hillary’s signature on the deal. It’s even possible that that really wasn’t one of their deals in that particular case. But come on — the appearance of corruption is as damaging as corruption itself. And the Clintons are corrupt to the very cores of their eyeballs.

      • K-Dog October 27, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

        I’m quaint. I have the unshakable prejudice that allegations must be substantiated and that allegations must be specific and clear. From a practical view a society which honors the rule of law can’t have it any other way; unless law be a sham.

        I have no love for Rodan and the highly paid speech giving Godzilla clan of which she is/was a part. I just want accusations of wrongdoing to be more than FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD. I want allegations to be THE REAL THING! When laws are actually broken there is never a need to hide behind bullshit. WHEN SHE ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY HAS TO BE IN JAIL OVERNIGHT, use evidence.

        • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

          Funny: you never got this passionate about the campaign of innuendo against President Trump. This is what Buddha called clinging. You are still clinging to the Democrats and thereby, to your own idealistic past when you could still believe in this band of reprobates. Until you can get control of your passions and let go of more of your baggage, you will never be Just.

        • Elrond Hubbard October 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

          @K-Dog: You’re absolutely right about evidence. But that’s exactly why the game of deniable influence is played the way it’s played. The players have a fine-tuned sense of how to use the rules of evidence to cover themselves, yet the public interest is sold out nonetheless. That’s why probity is more than a matter of strict adherence to the rules and always has been. Norms matter. Clinton lost in 2016 precisely because her spinal reflex to triangulate and parse made people even more sick of her than of Trump’s utter loutishness. (That, and her unswerving commitment to neoliberal policies that are bad for most Americans.)

          Public opinion doesn’t have powers of arrest and incarceration, so I think I can be forgiven. Even in Trump’s America, we haven’t yet reached the point where somone can be imprisoned for what ‘everybody knows‘ (although that’s getting closer every day).

    • volodya October 27, 2017 at 10:57 am #

      No criminality except maybe for the money that the Russkis paid the Clintons. Other than that, no problemo.

      As for the Deep State interference in public discussion, and under false pretences at that, maybe some legal minds can weigh in as to whether this interference is an impingement on the right to free speech. Does free mean free from state interference? If Trump wanted to weigh in on one of our discussions, why not? But, given the power he has as a government official at the apex of the executive branch, should he be able to do what we do, comment anonymously?

    • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

      On the online Islamic store, one can buy leather socks. Does that make one a terrorist?

  7. pequiste October 27, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    What was that other Trump war cry to the faithful during the run-up to last year’s presidential election:

    “Lock Her Up!”

    Perhaps an ice-cold, heaping helpin’ of crow pie is being defrosted for service a little later on?

    • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 9:07 pm #

      Not likely. Trump’s not that smart.

  8. Dumbedup October 27, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    “Hey, lets go after some more Democrats.” It’s the perfect distraction to deflect any criticism or inquiry into the Trumpster or any other Republican.

    I’m not excusing anything … if there is criminal activity it should be punished. But the Republicans are the ones who rigged this system of payoffs, kickbacks and bribes with unlimited cash to PACS and candidates for office. They just won’t seriously investigate their own.

    There is nothing pristine about the way Republicans run things. A decade or two from now, after they are all booted from office, and the Democratic Party has the majority we will all watch a new saga unfold as the party of Nixon, Agnew, Cheney, et al has it’s dark underside revealed.

    • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 10:21 am #

      You don’t get it Dumm(b)y. They’re all corrupt and you’re playing their, as so often over quoted, “binary” zero sum game. The easily manipulated partisans ruin it for everyone

      • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

        Exactly: the two party system stimulates the primitive binary level of our minds: like/dislike, good/bad, etc. And they think they are thinking! I mean the News has been focusing on nothing but evil Trump for a year, yet Dumbo complains about undue focus being put on Hillary.

        Even ONE “third” Party would ruin everything!

        • malthuss October 27, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

          Even ONE “third” Party would ruin everything!

          Uh, unless it was quickly bought off.
          1, sold.
          2, sold
          3?

          • SpeedyBB October 28, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

            Heard an interesting rumor about Ross Perot, who ran for Prez in 1992 but retired from politics after the election.

            He are apprised of threats to his family members, goes the story. Nice way to apply pressure. Not the first time either, I daresay.

      • Dumbedup October 27, 2017 at 4:07 pm #

        When referring to a group of more than one the appropriate possessive pronoun is “their.”

      • Dumbedup October 27, 2017 at 4:21 pm #

        “It’s no secret that millions of Americans are being left behind by an elite group of wealthy individuals who are exercising greater and greater control over our nation’s economy, the media, and our political process.” (quoted from Dr. Stephanie Kelton – The Sanders Institute)

        It doesn’t matter what party they belong to. This is equal opportunity corruption. I dislike Nancy Pelosi as much as Paul Ryan. They are both pawns of people other than the ones who elected them.

        But government can and should work well for everyone. We have to demand it. The system is set up to secure power and wealth for a few rather than to serve all the citizens.

        “Bad government is the natural product of rule by those who believe that government is bad.”

    • pequiste October 27, 2017 at 10:34 am #

      At the rate the “two-party system” is consuming itself, I would not be surprised to see two or three alternative parties i.e. Green, Socialist, Nationalist, gain some real traction for the mid-term elections. All it would take is a couple or three districts to go rogue. Then a deluge.

      It’s very late (maybe too late) but never was Thoreau’s advice “….strike the root.” more salient.

      The Evil Fuckers In Charge might even prefer this manner of dissolution?

      • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 11:21 am #

        Why shouldn’t they? I suppose everyone gets tired of paying/bribing the middleman

      • bhnj13 October 27, 2017 at 11:42 am #

        Yes! People (on all sides) are fed up and a centrist party, advocating removing money (ie pacs, super pacs, matching funds etc) from govt and who has a literate leader would do very well. Sorely needed in my opinion – more parties in the fray to create competition for ideas and which doesn’t have generations of skeletons in the closet like both majors do. A 2 party system is not inherently the problem but these 2 parties are both spent and need to be replaced. They’ve both exhausted ALL trust of the people.

    • zekesdad October 27, 2017 at 11:22 am #

      “But the Republicans are the ones who rigged this system of payoffs, kickbacks and bribes..”

      Really? We’re supposed to believe that all Democrats are as pure as the wind driven snow? Before Lyndon Johnson went to Congress he had a job as a school teacher. By the time he retired he was immensely wealthy, owning a radio station and a TV station in Austin, Texas. I’ve read that his daughters now are in charge of a multi-million dollar foundation. How do you suppose that happened?

      • bhnj13 October 27, 2017 at 11:46 am #

        He also lied to the american people on a daily basis like you and me brush our teeth. He did some good (civil/voting rights) to be fair but decidedly unscrupulous.

  9. Georges1202 October 27, 2017 at 10:18 am #

    So goddamn sick of this Russia/Clinton/Trump hairball I could just scream.

    • akmofo October 27, 2017 at 10:35 am #

      Good. I’m not.

      Mueller, instead of being Special Prosecutor, should be facing time behind bars. But it’s encouraging that the criminal RINO co-conspirators are starting to drop out politics.

    • SteveO October 27, 2017 at 11:51 am #

      I’m sick of all of it. The corruption, the lies, fake this, fake that, the kleptocracy, the wealth concentration, the social media white noise, everything.

      I’m starting to wish “the Long Emergency” would pass some kind of breaking point and send this whole mess into the ashcan of history.

  10. sprawlcapital October 27, 2017 at 10:20 am #

    A clear, concise summary of events that can get a little confusing.

    Like Gracie, I’m sure glad I did not vote for Hillary.

  11. Bro Jobe October 27, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    This Trump-hater who held his nose to vote for HRC is ready to cut a deal: let’s lock Trump AND the Clinton’s up.

    To avoid conflict, let’s assume that W is no harm to anyone on his ranch, doing his paintings, and we can land Obama a job as a legal scholar at an Ivy.

    If only it were that simple.

    • benr October 27, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

      Hey you can’t put Trump and Hillary in jail and not put Obama in as well.
      He is every bit as big a crook as Hillary is!

  12. volodya October 27, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    See, there’s a lot that’s askew here.

    In the first place we have that scurrilous Steele dossier of alleged sexual misconduct by Trump while in Russia. This was the product of research funded by Hillary’s presidential campaign and the DNC. Money was paid to a dirt-digging company who used Russian sources for this litany of fun-and-games by Trump. The whole purpose of course was to stymie Trump’s presidential aspirations.

    So, tell me, who’s colluding with Russians to steer the outcome of the election? Shore does look like it was the Democrats, ‘course, I’m just a simple mule-skinner, so mine eyes must certainly deceive.

    Now, here we go again but this time money going the other way, from Russians to the Clintons, money to the Clinton Aggrandizement Foundation and money directly to William Cicero Clinton whose rhetoric polishes the air around him.

    And then, in an astounding co-incidence of cosmic improbability, the State Dept signs off on the Uranium One deal.

    I’m with the goombah racketeers of old: I don’t believe in co-incidences, not when they involve sacks of money.

    • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 10:29 am #

      But the corporamedia haven’t seriously reported on it so it mustn’t be important

      • ozone October 27, 2017 at 1:36 pm #

        100th,
        To borrow from an old saw:
        If a story doesn’t appear in the New York Times, is it really a story?

    • ozone October 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm #

      V.,
      But Wait! … There’s More Fun For All!

      ” For a decade, the FBI ran an operation called Ghost Stories to monitor and rip apart a deep-cover Russian agent network. Ghost Stories tracked a ring Russian spies who lived between Boston and Washington, D.C., under false identities. It was one of the FBI’s most elaborate and successful counterintelligence operations in history.

      Under the code name Operation Ghost Stories, the FBI had been working the ring for a decade. Its targets had burrowed in along the Acela Corridor between Boston, New York, and Washington DC. They lived normal daily lives as Americans to attend universities, run businesses, marry, and conceive and raise children to infiltrate society and subvert government institutions. One of the SVR agents had stolen the identity of a six week-old Canadian baby who had died in 1963. That prompted the Ghost Stories code name. The ring inspired the FX network’s television series, “The Americans.”

      After the FBI arrested 10 of the spies in June, 2010, Secretary of State Clinton worked feverishly to return the Russian agents to Moscow in a hastily arranged, lopsided deal with Putin.

      It all happened as the uranium deal was in play: An arrangement to provide Moscow’s state Rosatom nuclear agency with 20 percent of American uranium capacity, with $145,000,000 to pour into the Clinton Family Foundation and its projects.

      For the Clintons, the FBI’s biggest counterintelligence bust in history couldn’t have come at a worse time.

      The day the FBI arrested the Russian agents, on June 28, 2010, the day before the secretary of state’s husband, Bill Clinton, was to give a speech in Moscow. A Kremlin-connected investment bank, Renaissance Capital, paid the former president $500,000 for the hour-long appearance.”

      zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-20/what-do-hillary-clinton-uranium-one-and-fbi-bust-deep-cover-russian-sp…

      It just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it?
      Does money trump (no, don’t go there) “nashun’l sekur’dy” (tm, W)?
      I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked.

  13. newworld October 27, 2017 at 10:32 am #

    Nope, Trump will keep Mueller around, hence keep the pathetic old woman around to be the idol with the feet of clay.

    The feminine portion of the electorate (D party) will come to hate her and her clique, because nothing tortures the feminine mind more than being held responsible for failures.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

      Quite true. She is an albatross around their neck now. Her incompetence and corruption are becoming obvious to all yet they lack the truthfulness and vitality to ditch her. And yes, women are natural slaves in that they cannot deal with being wrong and refuse to take responsibility for it. And of course, feminized men have the same psychology.

      Thus if National Socialist were to take power, in six months they’d all be with us – claiming they always had been in their hearts. They simply cannot deal with cognitive dissonance – abject surrender and denial as far easier.

  14. 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 10:33 am #

    DNC scheming, Pakistani informants, paid dossiers… thank goodness this will get covered up by a weekend of tweet flurries over NFL anthem kneeling

  15. pequiste October 27, 2017 at 10:44 am #

    Where’s Huma Abedin been in all of this?

    Is somebody going to subpoena her or are they going to make her a host on The View?

    I’m sure that infamous Anthony Weiner lap-top hard-drive has been buried with some spent reactor fuel somewhere in Mauritania or NIger.

    • volodya October 27, 2017 at 10:46 am #

      It’s at the bottom of the Potomac.

      • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 11:05 am #

        Along with her dignity

    • Q. Shtik October 27, 2017 at 11:27 am #

      are they going to make her a host on The View?

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

      As I have often said, if I wind up in hell for all the young women I ‘poked’ back in the day with no intention of dating much less marrying, I will be strapped in an uncomfortable chair and be made to stare for all eternity with my eyes propped open a la A Clockwork Orange at The View.

      • volodya October 27, 2017 at 11:43 am #

        You’re not bragging are you? No matter, go ahead, brag.

        But it’s not the number you poked, it’s whether they were willing. According to the hordes coming out into the light, ole Harv used force. Criminal offense, that. And one that can earn a long stint in an unpleasant place.

        • My Point of View October 27, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

          …And one that can earn a long stint in an unpleasant place….and sit in your cell watching The View….and re-runs of Oprah…

    • benr October 27, 2017 at 9:52 pm #

      CNN is reporting that someone is gonna get arrested monday morning!

  16. volodya October 27, 2017 at 11:21 am #

    If I was a betting man I would bet that Mueller is coming up goose-eggs with this Republican-Russia collusion thing. If there was something there, it would have leaked by now and there would be hordes baying for Trump’s ouster, not maybe, not soon, but right fucking now. The priority after all and the point of Muller’s “investigation” is to oust Trump, to invalidate the November election results.

    The problem is that this thing is back-firing with facts pointing to Democrat collusion with Russians. Now, this is most perplexing. it wasn’t supposed to go off-script. Not like this.

    But no matter, Comey set the table for inconvenient scenarios. After a long and diligent “inquiry”, Mueller will declare that despite the appearance of wrong-doing, it was all a misunderstanding, Hillary knew nothing, NOTHING, and besides, there was “no criminal intent”. Watch for it.

    • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 11:36 am #

      And everyone will go “vote” D and R next cycle, assuaged

      • volodya October 27, 2017 at 11:48 am #

        Maybe. And there’s a school of thought that sez that change comes one funeral at a time. But there’s another school of thought that sez, yeah, one funeral at a time until pressure blows the lid off the boiling pot and the contents spew all over the place ie WW1, Bolshie Revolution, WW2, Chinese Revolution etc.

        • ozone October 27, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

          V.,
          …and so, the upshot is *millions* of funerals in a very close-ranked parade. Spew and splatter, indeed.

          • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 9:04 pm #

            Rest assured, when the dead pile up quick enough, funerals get abbreviated and/or dispensed with altogether. “Yeah, they’re dead, kick some dirt over their stinking corpses, and let’s just get on with it already.” The US hasn’t faced a prospect like that since the Civil War. Good times coming again!

    • Walter B October 27, 2017 at 11:47 am #

      The FBI or F’ing Brainless Idiots has never needed to come up evidence as its main job has been to cover up whatever bullshit the sellouts in DC get into. It has being doing so since it’s inception, when it refused to go after organized crime and the job had to pass to the Department of the Treasury and Eliot Ness instead. J. Edgar I Wear a Dress covered up everything he cared to and was even complicit in the murder of JFK and Bobbly too. I feel like bashing my head into a wall every time I hear people look to them for some form of justice, excuse me buts that’s NOT what they do. Mr. Comey has even elevated the lies to new highs and seems to be the author of the F-You Attitude. Justice, fogetabbout it!

      And please stop referring to those useless rags of paper that we use to soak up dog pee and start fires with. They are as much of a sellout garbage pile as the Clintons themselves. DO NOT read them, burn them, give them to Fluffy for potty training. They have NO other value. That is why we come here and other places in Cyberworld for news, real news. Give the stepchild of Dr. Goebbels the rest that he himself now has. Damn their eyes!

      • volodya October 27, 2017 at 11:56 am #

        Agreed. When you look at all the egregious shit that Hillary did w.r.t. State Dept emails and her Bleach-Bit deletion of 30,000 of them, the only way to keep her out of the hoosegow was this laughable “no criminal intent”.

        This sets the stage for too-big-to jail politicians. The investigating agency will wave the magic legal wand and say the magic words: no criminal intent.

        Was deletion of all those emails obstruction of justice? What does it matter when Comey’s function from the start was obstruction of justice?

        • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 8:58 pm #

          This sets the stage for too-big-to jail politicians.

          Damn! Where ya’ been V? This has been the case for at least as long as I’ve been alive, and I’m old as dirt!

          • Walter B October 27, 2017 at 10:13 pm #

            Yes, but in the old days there was still a point where the corrupt politician had to simply quit. Richard Nixon and Gary Hart come to mind thinking about it quickly. Today however, it is unbelievable. Hillary Clinton could bite the head off of a live baby and not only walk away without a problem, but would still be able to get most of the woman to vote for her as well as every single democrat out there. Today there are NO standard whatsoever and NOTHING these dirt bags can do to even hold them accountable for anything! I guess this is what happens when far too many people simply do not give a shit or are too busy blowing the dog to give a shit. It is the lack of caring in the public that allows the degradation.

          • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm #

            LOL! True dat Walter!

  17. wholy1 October 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

    Better yet: HELMUT on, head down, powder/provision dry at an inland, rural location.

  18. Sean Coleman October 27, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

    My guess is that nothing will come of this.

    • volodya October 27, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

      I think you’re right. The facts of these various matters mould dictate otherwise but, regardless, there will be a concerted effort to suppress those very facts. The efforts of the Deep State and the Davos Club financiers and string pullers have to be focused on either usurping Trump or tripping him up at every juncture. None of this following the money to establish bribe taking and who it really was that colluded with nefarious and hostile foreign powers.

      • volodya October 27, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

        mould: lol. typo, should be “might”.

    • FincaInTheMountains October 27, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

      She’ll get fried for this, mark my words!

  19. 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

    Catalonia wrestling free from Madrid-Brussels-Berlin

    Can Texas, California be next?

    Heck, can any of the states break free from D.C.?

    • My Point of View October 27, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

      As a hugely blue state, one that sends a lot more money to DC than it gets back, California would keep a lot more of what it earns if it left the union.

      Texas, as a hugely red state, one that gets a lot more money from DC than it sends to DC, would find its ass sucking wind without Federal money coming in from NY, NJ, MA, OR, CA, WA, etc.

    • outsider October 28, 2017 at 11:21 am #

      @Avatar,

      Lincoln settled things, presumably for all time. Unlike all other nations, the US of A is “indivisible” – a word I choke on every time I hear the Pledge. I think Spain will pull a Lincoln before it lets Catalonia go. Trump will never allow any states to secede – not on his watch.

  20. FincaInTheMountains October 27, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    That’s all without mentioning the sale by Ukrainian Jewish-Nazi Oligarch Kolomoyskyi, who was long under Clinton’s patronage, of Soviet missile technology to North Korea.

    How swell – Nukes made from Uranium-One deal delivered using Ukrainian Missiles to the neighborhood near you!

    Was I wrong about Hillary?

    She hates America and wants to nuke it even more badly than Russia!

    • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

      She hates America and wants to nuke it even more badly than Russia!

      Damn! She might have good instincts there.

  21. JohnAZ October 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

    Volodya
    Maybe the whole Mueller investigation and everything else Democratic is simply a way to put off the Trump revolution until 2018 to retake one or both of the houses of Congress. Failure to retake the electorate then to stem the Populist revolt will be catastrophic to the Dems. So they will throw everything into the effort. The Bad Boy Republicans see the end of their easy street in DC coming with the demise of the Dems. The house of cards is tottering.

  22. michics October 27, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    Yes, political criminality has been going on for decades in both parties. And who is charged with prosecuting this criminality ? Why it’s the Justice Dept who the FBI reports to. So since the Attorney General is a political appointee no one will ever be charged for the exact reasons that were stated earlier. If prosecutions were to start then everyone in Washington and beyond would be in trouble. Can’t have that, so nothing will happen. This is why we will not see any improvement. Oh, and by the way. A war with NK & China would cement Trump into office for the future and everything else would be forgotten. All politicans love a good war.

    • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

      Bluster might well do the same. The war will simply not happen. The US will NEVER allow their fareast debt carriers to dissolve in a war of utter stupidity. This is all for show.

  23. JohnAZ October 27, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

    Wag the dog! The US history is full of wars fought approximately every twenty years with the purpose of unifying a diverse population that grows apart in the interim.

    • malthuss October 27, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

      more like endless war, nowadays.

  24. FincaInTheMountains October 27, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

    Long live free Catalonia!

    Catalonia’s parliament declares independence from Spain

    Tensions heighten as Madrid votes to take direct control of the region.

    ft.com/content/01355070-bae7-11e7-8c12-5661783e5589

    Europe stood up on its head on the edge of the abyss …. 30 years ago

    I am sure that it didn’t go down without the Englishwoman, and the cable to Gibraltar would have been laid long time ago.

  25. Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

    dailystormer.ai/shock-as-black-science-man-latest-to-be-accused-of-rape/

    Tyson kept her from becoming the first Black Astronaut you see.

    • capt spaulding October 27, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

      Great! Just what we need, space ghettos. There goes the solar system.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

        That’s the spirit. Maybe you aren’t such a bad guy after all…. I mean surely you’ve had trouble with Blacks – maybe had to show a few your mettle? Most White Men of your type know the truth about Blacks. Sadly E seems to have forgotten, thinking that it’s all just “cultural” – as if that’s some kind of magic word that denies the truth of genetics.

        • elysianfield October 27, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

          “Sadly E seems to have forgotten, thinking that it’s all just “cultural” – as if that’s some kind of magic word that denies the truth of genetics.”

          Janos,
          “E” hasn’t forgotten. “E” just recognizes that discussions regarding culture are accepted into polite society…race, not so much.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 7:26 pm #

            Yeah but this isn’t polite society. You denied race last night – as if a Pit Bull was no different than a Golden Retriever. All I can do is to echo Christ’s “Forgive them Lord, they know not what they do.” The Fallen Angels were not forgiven because their Praeter Human Intelligence always knows what it’s saying and willing. Human beings are vacillating for the most part, with some developing the Heart first, some the Will, and others the Intelligence. I’d assume you are developed in Will first and foremost, and then in Intelligence – and not perfected there yet. You are blind to the sin you committed.

            Needless to say, if Whites are going to survive, we’ll have to adopt a zero tolerance policy for this kind of thing. People who deny race can simply have no place among us and will be cast out. Tolerance is a luxury we can’t afford any more – not on things like this.

          • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

            janos, still chewing on his eternal racial bone. Nice to know that some things are eternal I guess.

          • elysianfield October 27, 2017 at 11:33 pm #

            “Needless to say, if Whites are going to survive, we’ll have to adopt a zero tolerance policy for this kind of thing. People who deny race can simply have no place among us and will be cast out. ”

            Janos,
            a zero tolerance policy requires the wherewithal to enforce it. We both know we are never going to live see that. I am not denying race…nature over nurture…but rather a change in the thrust of the argument regarding our social issues.

            Blacks have no future orientation? Never win that argument
            may it even be true. Impossible to quantify, supported only by anecdotal evidence that is easily dismissed.

            Ghetto Blacks commit the majority of violent crime in America, far exceeding their demographic representation? A cultural argument, along with FBI stats, not so easily dismissed.

            The racial component of the issue is an argument that most people recoil from. Cultural issues can be accepted, even by apologists…

            I do not deny a racial component…I just don’t want to argue it.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 28, 2017 at 2:18 am #

            Well obviously such a policy belongs to the Next Civilization (if any). Not thinking about the most important issues is simply bizarre. It denies the very function of the anonymous internet – the last sanctuary of free speech in America. You would cede this out of “politeness”? The mind reels. Or is this really your motive? Are you perhaps just uncomfortable with anything that rocks your programing? Most people are. In any case, you are no philosopher. And of course, no White Nationalist. We intend to be ready for when the Hour comes. Btw, I admit we are not by any means ready yet. But things are moving at long last.

            Another alternative: Psychological wounds gained during your years on duty. You may hate them so much that you can’t even bear to thing about them. It’s hard to hate. Only the very strong and sure can handle it and keep it up without becoming twisted. Yet it is one of the strongest forces on earth and little good will be accomplished without it. Since you don’t have a great purpose like saving our Race and Civilization, (the two can’t be separated), you can’t handle the voltage as well even apart from any such wounds. And since you lack the Vision, why would you even try?

            In any case, no doubt you did your part in saving White lives during your years of service. I’ll try to respect your wishes and not bring this issue up with you again.

            Of the Trimurti, you have served Vishnu the Preserver. I’m more interested in Brahma the Creator and Shiva the Destroyer. These two go together, since one must destroy before one can create. Vishnu stands alone. Less exciting of course, but Life cannot exist without Him and what He does.

          • elysianfield October 28, 2017 at 11:18 am #

            Janos,
            Sorry that I cannot adequately express what I am trying to say…Not a philosopher, perhaps not even an adequate writer of technical manuals. However I will make one more attempt;

            In our recent postings, I have proffered that, regarding the question of our social issues, a discussion of culture is an easier one to accept by those interested in the subject, rather than race, which incites immediate passion in most. A dissection of any conclusions then begs the question of what causal effects can be attributed to race,…genetics.

            I am suggesting that, the issue of culture is a tactical argument…Race is not being denied as causal, only not argued until much further into an argument, when concessions have been won.

            When you meet a woman that you want to bed, your first words should be pleasant, neutral, flattering…not “Me Want Fuck, Now!”

            I do not discount issues of race in the argument…I just don’t want to argue them initially. How does this translate into me being other than a race realist?

            Janos, I do not mind this discussion, and I am not wishing to avoid the topic…however…apologies to the readership for an ongoing topic they might not find engaging.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 28, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

            Oh Ok, that’s legitimate or at least arguable in some tactical cases. You should have said so. In fact, I think you hinted at it above, but you simultaneously were animating the race is nothing pov, so I argued that.

            There has to be an IRA for every Sin Fein. Fanatics who drive the opposition to the Table where they can be negotiated with. In other words, a reason for them to negotiate. More – those with a Vision that THEY are marching towards. The Left always has this and they never forget it. The moderates and negotiators don’t condemn the radicals, at least not in front of the enemy. And the long march is almost complete now, though at last the Right is really fighting – though many continue to throw their own people under the bus as “racists”. Greg Johnson of Counter Currents among others calls it a “Meta-Politic”. And when the Right adopted the Meta-Politic of the Left, all was perfectly set up for a slow crumble.

            Fred Reed is always practical: Blacks and Whites can’t live together because of their culture. That doesn’t deter the Left who say, Well we’ll change the culture then, Man being just a blank slate and all. What can the soft right do against that? They just agreed on the Meta-Political level. But we never agree because we don’t believe Man is a blank slate and believe the Races are born different. We may be defeated politically, but we come into the fight to fight. The soft Right have already given in so it’s never real to begin with. The Left knows them better than they know themselves.

          • elysianfield October 28, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

            ” Fred Reed is always practical: Blacks and Whites can’t live together because of their culture. That doesn’t deter the Left who say, Well we’ll change the culture then, Man being just a blank slate and all…”

            Excellent! The question of black dysfunction has been accepted by the left…and then we ask…”well, how do we change their culture and make the lives of blacks better? Affirmative action? Money? No…we tried this for 50 years, and it would be foolish to continue. What do you propose? Jobs? Excellent idea! More Education? More police? Less? Better prisons? Fewer bastard children? Can we even change the culture? If not, what are the solutions? Tell me what we can do…please.

            This puts the race apologists on the defensive, trying to argue solutions that have historically been proven worthless, and can be argued as such.

            Notice not a word has been said about racists or racially explosive arguments…now the question is how to handle black dysfunction, a civil argument with no warm and fuzzy solution to an issue that is already accepted by your opponent.

            “You know, back in the early ’50’s and before, there were much fewer blacks in prison on a per capita basis, there were stronger families, more civility between the races. How can we get us back to a more civil existence (minus all the ‘Bull Conner’ rhetoric)? How to return from whence we came, without all the negatives of that era? Help me out here….

          • Janos Skorenzy October 28, 2017 at 7:38 pm #

            No, I don’t agree. Blacks respect power and both in a practical sense, and an worshipful sense. Thus they were simultaneously afraid of us and trying to imitate because they admired us. You can’t con them – if we don’t dominate them, they won’t admire us. And of course they will begin to harass and prey on us. And of course women know the truth as well and began to find them interesting – and again, even if they didn’t they were now prey.

            You want to go back without really going back, but that dog don’t hunt. Bull Connor is a necessity for good White/Black relations.

      • elysianfield October 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

        Janos,
        For the purpose of arguing with the apologist, the rhetoric of the “Bull Conner police state” would be avoided…the reality depends, however, upon circumstances. As a matter of fact, increased law enforcement would become a reality…remember, we are not suppressing blacks, but attempting to correct deviant behavior in an already defined dysfunctional culture.

        The issue is reframing the question of black dysfunction, from one of race, which cannot be successfully argued (only shouted) to a reality based argument of changing a culture for the better.

        The argument would change…not the reality.

        Trust me….

        • cbeard October 29, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

          Excellent back and forth between Janos and elysianfield on the subject of race and culture. I’d like to give you both a hat tip, pat on the back, buy you a drink, give you a Sieg Heil, whatever your druthers.

    • Elrond Hubbard October 27, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

      Daily Stormer Dot Ay Eye — latest stop on the beleaguered publication’s seemingly unending walk of shame. Looks like… Yup, the Philippines domain is gone, gone, gone as well. Woof, not even Duterte wanted to be associated with them.

      Wikipedia: “.ai is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Anguilla. It is administered by the government of Anguilla.” I’ll donate five bucks to the cancer society in the name of the first person who can tell me where Anguilla is without consulting an atlas. What, Upper Volta was too busy?

      The pathos of Andrew Anglin’s long, twilight struggle for someone somewhere, anywhere, willing to be associated with him is just insupportable at this point. Look away, people. Just look away.

      • GreenAlba October 27, 2017 at 5:51 pm #

        Mr H.

        I guessed Caribbean and it turned out to be so when I checked, although I’ll admit ‘Caribbean’ is a probably a bit vaguer than you intended as an answer, so your five bucks is safe 🙂

        • Elrond Hubbard October 28, 2017 at 11:14 am #

          Neo-Nazi Website The Daily Stormer is Now Being Hosted on Island with Mostly Black Residents

          theintercept.com/2017/10/27/daily-stormer-anguilla-web-domain/

          “The homepage of neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer includes a section called ‘Race War’ that on Friday featured headlines such as ‘Black Murdered White Girl He Was Pimping Out’ and ‘Trial Starts for Black Who Murdered Two College Students 23 Years Ago.’

          “These articles appear on DailyStormer.ai, hosted by a domain in the British territory of Anguilla. That’s right – after disappearing into the dark web as a result of being booted from GoDaddy, Google, and a domain in Russia for being too racist, the Daily Stormer is being hosted on a Caribbean island where 85 percent of the population identifies as African or black.”

          They’re now using a nameserver called dnspod.net, located in China. The IP address of the actual website geolocates to Cheyenne, WY (3 out of 4 records; the fourth says Nashua, NH).

          Visit the Government of Anguilla page on Facebook. It’s understandable if they’re not paying much attention to a scurrilous website, since they’re still dealing with cleaning up damage from Hurricane Irma. Here are a couple of sites if you want to donate and help the people of Anguilla:

          vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/11/16287944/hurricane-irma-donations-charities-disaster-relief

          gofundme.com/hurricane-irma-recovery-anguilla

          One of the organizers of the Anguilla GoFundMe posts on Instagram. I think the following post by her is apropos: The people who need the most love ask for it in the most unloving ways. That’s wise, and important for us all to keep in mind. Let’s all remember that neo-Nazis are human beings too, and need to find their way back to the light. We can help them by not standing for one bit of their darkness.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 9:36 pm #

        You’ve been misinformed: dailystormer.ai/because-teaching-shakespeare-is-racist-yale-is-teaching-ngugi-wa-thiongo-instead/

        Another great wordsmith: “But of course the tarantulas would have things be otherwise. They whisper things like this: ‘That the world shall be lashed by the storms of our revenge – let us call that justice.

        “We shall exact revenge upon, and do violence to, all those who are not like us” – The hearts of the tarantulas promise themselves this.

        “And ‘will to equality’ – from this moment on we shall mark this with the sign of virtue, and we shall raise an uproar against all that has power!”

        These are people of a bad breed and a bad lineage. The hangman and the bloodhound leer out of their faces; and it is precisely they who were once the most vehement world haters and heretic burners.

        I will not be confused with these preachers of equality, nor do I wish to be taken to be one of their number. Justice speaks thus to me: “Men are not equal”, nor should they ever become so – what would remain of my love of the Overman if I spoke to you otherwise?

        Nietzsche, The Will to Power

        How well the Master speaks of you two! Thus I christen you Mr and Mrs Tarantula. And let me here gladly admit my debt to the Master Friedrich, who taught us how to philosophize with a hammer, one that can both build and destroy.

        How do you put up with her? I mean no one can accuse her of being too smart. I have to hand it to you on this score at least. Is she good at spinning webs or something? Or does she have nice set of eight legs perhaps?

    • malthuss October 27, 2017 at 4:40 pm #

      With Ambrose Kane blog censored / destroyed, where to go?

      Heavy.com –crime information.
      Pressfrom.com—-crime information.

  26. mow October 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    ” In the end it all comes to nothing “

  27. My Point of View October 27, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

    “…the deal put about 20 percent of US uranium into the hands of the Russian company….”

    In the 1930s we sold scrap metal to Japan. We got it back at Pearl Harbor. They used our stuff against us.

    In Vietnam much of our materiel was stolen and turned over to the Viet Cong. They used our stuff against us.

    We build amazing websites, we allow anyone to say anything, we allow unlimited dark money in our elections and they got their idiotic puppet into our white house. They used our stuff against us.

    We sold our uranium resources to the Russians where it will end up in North Korea. We’ll get it back in South Korea, Guam, Pearl Harbor (again), and the West Coast. They’ll use our stuff against us.

    Anyone pick up on a pattern here?

    Anyone think our impotent congress will do anything about it other than cry about tax cuts for the wealthy, abortion or gay rights?

    Past is Prologue. Bend Over Here It Comes Again (BOHICA!)

    • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

      See now? You’re having difficulty understanding that their are TWO classes of “we, “our,” “they,” and “us,” just like most Americans.

      Try substituting “the rich” for we, our, and they, and “the poor” for us, in all of the above and see if it doesn’t make a whole lot more sense.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 9:09 pm #

      And look how minorities have paid us back in our University System:

      amren.com/news/2017/10/mathematics-whiteness-academic-left-parodies/

      Several times during the Vietnam Conflict, GI’s called for air strikes within Base because the Viet Cong had penetrated into the Base itself. That’s where we are now, culturally speaking. You folks have triumphed – enjoy it while you can. The penalty phase will come swiftly. What we’re you thinking? Why did you even want to dismantle our culture? Can you even remember now? But be honest: pure hatred had everything to do with it.

      • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

        Because “our culture” needed to be dismantled.

        • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 10:08 pm #

          And yes, “pure hatred” had (and has) everything to do with it!

      • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 10:18 pm #

        Christ, all the way back in 1977 we were smoking good dope and grooving to this song:

        youtube.com/watch?v=gOqblSqx_VI

        Where ya’ been janos? Down in the pig mine?

        Get your nose out of the trough, m***erf***er!

        Pigs
        Pink Floyd</b?

        Big man, pig man
        Ha, ha, charade you are
        You well heeled big wheel
        Ha, ha, charade you are
        And when your hand is on your heart
        You're nearly a good laugh
        Almost a joker
        With your head down in the pig bin
        Saying 'Keep on digging'
        Pig stain on your fat chin
        What do you hope to find
        Down in the pig mine?
        You're nearly a laugh
        You're nearly a laugh
        But you're really a cry

        Bus stop rat bag
        Ha, ha, charade you are
        You fucked up old hag
        Ha, ha, charade you are
        You radiate cold shafts of broken glass
        You're nearly a good laugh
        Almost worth a quick grin
        You like the feel of steel
        You're hot stuff with a hatpin
        And good fun with a hand gun
        You're nearly a laugh
        You're nearly a laugh
        But you're really a cry

        Hey you, Whitehouse
        Ha, ha, charade you are
        You house proud town mouse
        Ha, ha, charade you are
        You're trying to keep our feelings off the street
        You're nearly a real treat
        All tight lips and cold feet
        And do you feel abused?
        You got to stem the evil tide
        And keep it all on the inside
        Mary you're nearly a treat
        Mary you're nearly a treat
        But you're really a cry

        • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 10:23 pm #

          Apologies for the missing tag above, but you’re going to want the turn the speakers WAY UP for that closing guitar solo, as young Gilmour was feeling his oats that year.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 27, 2017 at 11:07 pm #

            Do you feel left out? Don’t worry I haven’t forgotten about you, you worthless traitor and reprobate.

  28. Q. Shtik October 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

    The NYTimes is in reality a dozen people working in an overwrought office. – Avatar

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

    I think it was probably shortly after the election last Nov that TPTB at the Times held a big meeting focused primarily on the Op-Ed staff but really involving everyone, even writers of little news items about lost dogs and such, in which the message was “AS OF THIS MOMENT THE GLOVES ARE OFF AND THE BRASS KNUCKLES ARE ON. There will be not one kind word for Trump. Even in a lost puppy story you will work in a negative angle on Trump. There will be ‘slam of the week’ bonuses for you Op-Ed people to vie for. I think you can all take some lessons from the excellent work done to date by our token, umm, Charles M. Blow………. etc etc ….etc.”

  29. My Point of View October 27, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

    Something doesn’t add up. If the Clintons were complicit in making the Russian uranium deal happen then why did the Russians work so hard to have her lose the election? Why would Putin block a person who they were able to work with for mere pocket change?

    • tucsonspur October 27, 2017 at 3:46 pm #

      Time moves on, things change. Uranium-One was 2010.

      Putin was seeing strong opposition in 2011, and Hillary Clinton was questioning the fairness of Russian elections. Putin blamed her for essentially firing up his opponents.

      I guess it was just too difficult for Hillary to keep quiet considering her position as Secretary of State. And she already had the filthy lucre.

    • romanmanner October 27, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

      Perhaps he realized that with Trump in power, the nation would hasten its crack-up as the culture wars heat up the US.

      Its the same with the ‘fake news’ farms pumping out content onto social media; keep people on a low boil with misinformation and half-truths to further divide us.

      Its worked brilliantly so far.

      • romanmanner October 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

        Forgive the spelling and grammatical errors; we need an edit option.

    • benr October 27, 2017 at 9:57 pm #

      Thats easy Hillary attempted to interfere in Russian elections.

  30. beantownbill. October 27, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

    Justice is a human construct, hence it’s malleable. If it had any absolute meaning, it would be fixed, and people like Hillary would not be allowed to run free.

    Let’s face it – she’s going to be fighting against justice for the rest of her life, but the fight will give her the energy to continue living. She’ll never be convicted of wrongdoing, and if, by some chance she is, she won’t serve any time for her misdeeds. She will go unpunished; justice won’t be served, and she will be like a bad penny, turning up again and again.

    I guess I’m pretty cynical, huh?

    • tucsonspur October 27, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

      I think the Concept of Justice does have an absolute meaning, but that people bend it and shape it, distort the Concept into a grotesque reflection of their own desires and motivations.

      Yes, she has the dark energy and if she is locked up may use it to fly over prison walls.

      All too often the cynic is nothing but a realist.

    • 100th Avatar October 27, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

      Even worse: her homely as all hell daughter is waiting in the wings. Dipping a toe in the swamp here and there.
      Noticeably not now when hypersexualized rapist men of power is the order of the day.

      • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 8:31 pm #

        I’d be very surprised if she has the political instinct/hunger in her like her psychopathic progenitors. She’s a spoiled debutante, nothing more.

    • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 11:05 pm #

      I guess I’m pretty cynical, huh?

      Let’s just say you’ve got a way to go yet and leave it at that.

  31. romanmanner October 27, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

    The news out of Catalonia might have a larger impact than the Clinton news.

    Since I was a boy she’s been in the public spotlight; she (and he) always manage to get out of the binds they find themselves in.

    And yes, I know, they have no influence to sell. But they both know where something like three decades of skeletons are buried. I suspect they will escape this well planned ambush.

    • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

      Yes and no. Of course the Clinton’s will escape any prosecution – that’s what they do – but yes, that will still impact the news, albeit long(er) after the fact, in other related investigations that either did or did not take place as a result. Catalonia – important or not – will hardly cause a blip.

  32. FincaInTheMountains October 27, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

    Putin test-fires ballistic missiles in strategic nuclear force command and control drills
    tass.com/defense/972835

    Russia, in its new military doctrine, known as Medvedev’s ultimatum, warned back in 2009 that it was prepared to strike preemptively if NATO crosses the red line. Rather, it is for the respectable public that Russia warned about this, but in fact she understands that NATO has long crossed a red line that can not be crossed while dealing with a nuclear power and that Russia has only one way to convince partners to not do it again and go back to hell.

    The question was only in the nature of this method – single or volley?

    Now there is no such question – volley it is.

    • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 8:21 pm #

      Ahh… the US/NATO’s make believe ultimatums vs. Russia’s real world preparations. How much you wanna bet there’s a handful of Pentagon Generals who haven’t drunk the KoolAid who are shitting their GI drawers in private these days?

      • outsider October 28, 2017 at 10:57 am #

        Putin said he will never allow another war on Russian soil. I think the powers-that-be in this country better believe him.

  33. malthuss October 27, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

    NZ Leftist loon bans aliens from buying

    theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/25/new-zealand-to-ban-foreign-buyers-existing-homes-jacinda-ardern

    • Epicur October 27, 2017 at 6:31 pm #

      Loons?

      garretthardinsociety.org/articles/art_lifeboat_ethics_case_against_helping_poor.html

      Would that we were so loony.

    • ozone October 27, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

      This bit of political poison (for a person of your particular peccadilloes) will obviously keep *you* from stinking up New Zealand; nothing loony about that.

      Now go on back to your American place of residence and put the finishing touches on your glorious plans to kill all the niggers; that should take your mind off of being so unfairly ostracized by a sovereign country that doesn’t want you.

  34. Pucker October 27, 2017 at 6:55 pm #

    Marilyn Monroe whacked JFK in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

    I stayed in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel twice. Each time, I imagined the Secret Service bringing Marilyn Monroe to my room and having her bouncing up and down on my cock while her Big tits jiggle tempestuously while “The Agency” briefs me on their latest plan to whack Castro.

    In one scheme to “whack” Castro, “The Agency” sent a hot blonde German chick with big tits to whack Castro. The plan failed when the German girl realized that she really just wanted “The Beard” to fuck her, and Castro ended up humping her in the Hilton Hotel in Havana. She may have misunderstood what “The Agency” meant by “Whack Castro”?

  35. BackRowHeckler October 27, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

    Good New!

    Restrictive gun laws seem to be working in CT.

    In New London, some sort of Puerto Rican dustup and two Joses stabbed to death. Up the road a bit to ancient Norwich, ancestral home of at least 6 US presidents, another bloody knife attack, result of a complicated love triangle, one dead, one critical, the stabber later shot to death by police.

    Some spectacular arson fires, too. We are getting down to elemental basics here in the Constitution State, fire and the blade. This seems to be how differences are settled in the former Spanish empire, and the remnants of that empire are now here, raising hell.

    For example, in Westport the other day, frantic reckless car chase in the middle of the day, caught on video, result of an unprovoked hammer attack in Derby (former shipbuilding center, now a welfare center) Man dragged from car and beaten bloody on US 1, another man pulling over and administering his own beating. Remember this was in the middle of the afternoon in Westport, CT. Everybody eventually got arrested, apparently nobody involved spoke any English. I’m not sure how much more of this cultural enrichment we can stand.

    brh

    • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 10:02 pm #

      What restrictive gun laws?

  36. wm5135 October 27, 2017 at 9:03 pm #

    My Point of View – ” Bend Over Here It Comes Again (BOHICA!)”

    Nail, hammer, drive it home!

    Good points
    wm

  37. Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 9:37 pm #

    Always thought this David Gilmour/Pink Floyd song was little more than a thinly veiled critique of the dangers of capitalism to the newly “freed” members of the former Soviet Union:

    youtube.com/watch?v=7jMlFXouPk8

    High Hopes
    Pink Floyd

    Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
    In a world of magnets and miracles
    Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary
    The ringing of the division bell had begun
    Along the Long Road and on down the Causeway
    Do they still meet there by the Cut
    There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps
    Running before times took our dreams away
    Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground
    To a life consumed by slow decay
    The grass was greener
    The light was brighter
    When friends surrounded
    The nights of wonder
    Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
    To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
    Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again
    Dragged by the force of some in a tide
    At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
    We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world
    Encumbered forever by desire and ambition
    There’s a hunger still unsatisfied
    Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
    Though down this road we’ve been so many times
    The grass was greener
    The light was brighter
    The taste was sweeter
    The nights of wonder
    With friends surrounded
    The dawn mist glowing
    The water flowing
    The endless river
    Forever and ever

    • BackRowHeckler October 28, 2017 at 12:21 am #

      David Gilmore lives in an opulent mansion.

      A few years back his son was arrested for vandalizing a WW1 monument in London, the one commemorating 750,000 British war dead.

      brh

      • malthuss October 28, 2017 at 7:37 pm #

        How do you learn all this stuff?
        was Gilmore Junior crazy, leftist or both?

        Ozone dislikes me.

  38. Pucker October 27, 2017 at 9:42 pm #

    The US military should erect a giant cock (codenamed “The Donald”) in Kunar Province, Afghanistan upwind from a Taliban village and whenever the village mosque sounds off for prayer the “The Donald” ejaculates pork fat all over the village. When the Taliban attack the cock hit ‘em with 2,000 pound bombs.

    • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 10:00 pm #

      Pretty much what we’re doing already. Nothing spells imperialism and guaranteed future enemies like 2000 pound bombs. Coming to a city near you!

      • Pucker October 27, 2017 at 10:43 pm #

        I guess that the problem with the giant infidel pork fat-ejaculating cock strategy is that you couldn’t get the American pilots to risk their lives defending a giant pig fat ejaculating cock in Bum Fuck Afghanistan? The American pilots would start dressing up like Elvis impersonators and the emotional appeal of the war effort would be lost?

  39. Pucker October 27, 2017 at 9:57 pm #

    Someone is financing the Taliban. Those dishkas don’t come cheap. I suspect that it’s ultimately the C..IA that finances the Taliban to control the game?

  40. Pucker October 27, 2017 at 10:19 pm #

    The Taliban are hopelessly ignorant feudal bigots who live like animals.

    The US field soldiers are Scots-Irish and Hispanic high school kids who are brave, but not intellectually the sharpest pencils in the box.

    They have the weapons to wipe out the Taliban or withdrawal, but they maintain a sufficient balance to keep the game going to manipulate everyone in the narco state of Afghanistan?

    • Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 10:38 pm #

      The “Taliban” is a meaningless label hung on a mysterious group of people that foolish Americans have no idea about nor interest in, other than their self-anointed “betters” have told them to hate them and go kill them.

      US field soldiers are nothing more than paid mercenaries who do what they’re told for mere money, a choice forced upon them by their dire dead-ended circumstances at home, due to they and their fellow sheeple’s complicity in creating a culture so morally and culturally bankrupt that their choices came down to suicide by their own hand or suicide by war.

      US soldiers have weapons galore, but what they don’t have is a conscience or a moral compass. If they did, they’d turn their guns on their superiors who give them their orders, and take up arms with their current “enemies.”

      • Buck Stud October 28, 2017 at 2:29 am #

        Actually Scratch, no mother of father would ever want to experience the horror of their own flesh and blood ‘turning their guns on their superiors”.

        Sheesh–why such ridiculous hyperbole, anyway?

        At any rate, to water you with a bit of knowledge, John Ruskin said first learn how to obey good laws before seeking to change bad ones.

        You have a lot to learn Scratch; but then again, it must be hard to see for miles and miles and miles down where you are 🙂

    • outsider October 28, 2017 at 10:44 am #

      @Pucker –
      Don’t forget who tried to wipe out the Afghan narco state – none other than the Taliban!

  41. Ol' Scratch October 27, 2017 at 11:10 pm #

    Apparently the fun and games are about to begin in earnest:

    cnn.com/2017/10/27/politics/first-charges-mueller-investigation/index.html

    We’ll see, but my money’s on so much ado about nothing.

  42. Pucker October 27, 2017 at 11:20 pm #

    It may be a bit like asking why don’t the abused kids shoot their Catholic priest abusers?

    • Pucker October 27, 2017 at 11:34 pm #

      We just need to teach the kids that it’s ok to shoot the pedophile priest (or Department of Education student loan bureaucrat) as long as you leave his suicide note at the scene and make sure that his finger prints are on the gun.

  43. Pucker October 28, 2017 at 12:15 am #

    “Having no idea how to address the president, Jones found himself at a loss for words as he shook hands with Barack Obama. But later that night, he’d returned to his normal state of volubility. “The man had soft hands,” he reported, which was apparently his main impression from his brief encounter with the commander in chief. “I mean, real soft. In fact, I don’t think there’s any part of my body that’s that soft.”

    “Red Platoon”, Clinton Romesha

  44. FincaInTheMountains October 28, 2017 at 12:49 am #

    Apparently the fun and games are about to begin in earnest == Scratch

    Don’t Fool Around, America!

    Russian folk song performed by the ensemble of the 14th Army of General Oleshev

    youtube.com/watch?v=4wuq1EE8ymc

    Don’t fool around,
    America!
    Here’s some valenki –
    You must be freezing,
    For Siberia and Alaska –
    The two shores are the same.

    Hot-house, vodka,
    Accordion, and salmon
    Hot-house, vodka,
    Accordion, and salmon

    Don’t fool around,
    America, –
    You are bored behind the seas,
    Are you not?
    For Siberia and Alaska –
    The two shores are the same.

    Women, horses,
    Thrills along the way!
    Women, horses,
    Thrills along the way!

  45. Buck Stud October 28, 2017 at 2:52 am #

    “These two go together, since one must destroy before one can create.”–Janos

    After you’re through destroying–you’re probably very familiar with the quick moment–it only takes seconds to destroy a Cathedral that took centuries to build after all–get out of the way: Far, far out of the way and perhaps never come back.

    Real artists room to maneuver and time to create; a lot of time for foreplay and a lot of time for mighty Tantra pulling of the bow before a releasing of the arrow,

    Metaphorically speaking, one might say that creators are mountains; and destroyers… well, perhaps Miller Moth’s rapidly flapping dirty wings and obscuring the light.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 29, 2017 at 4:03 pm #

      One sands before one paints. A destruction. Clears before one plants – a destruction. Demolishes before one builds, etc. But yes, destruction is often easier, unless you face an opponent. And Nature is a very patient opponent.

  46. jloughrey October 28, 2017 at 3:41 am #

    Hillary’s uranium deal with Russia was all over the alternative news media (read: “real news”) long before last year’s presidential election. It was one of the gazillion reasons why I didn’t vote for Ms. “It’s My Turn.” Hillary’s Russiagate will be blacked out by the MSM, and the informant will likely die a mysterious death like all the other Clinton victims before him. Move along; nothing to see here.

  47. pequiste October 28, 2017 at 6:24 am #

    “Rest assured, when the dead pile up quick enough, funerals get abbreviated and/or dispensed with altogether.” Ol’ Scratch.

    And he should know.

    Always the best treatment
    for such a place and time
    is spice your pit like Mexican cerveza
    and just add some lime.

    (however naughty informants sometimes just get disappeared)

    Heard some informed speculation on who is Mueller’s first pinata: Paul Manafort.

  48. FincaInTheMountains October 28, 2017 at 7:23 am #

    Let’s try making it till Monday

    I am looking at the comments to the previous post and am horrified!

    All the same, Clintonism is a disease; the problem is that there are so many clintonites in the world that there will not be enough places for them in the psychiatric hospitals.

    You can argue as much as you like about the “temperament” of Trump (it’s amazing how the media still use Hillary Clinton clichés from a year and a half ago), but on the fundamental issue of the “moral superiority of the United States” he expressed himself unequivocally and holds the position until now. Moreover, he has just strengthened it, declassifying the results of the investigation into the Kennedy assassination, which point to the people arguing about the “moral superiority of the United States” quite unambiguously, and is promising declassification of another 3,000 documents that’ll put an end to this matter.

    And he stands on this position not because he sympathizes with Russia and Putin, but because he does not want to provoke the destruction of the United States.

    But unfortunately, there are too many people in the “elite” of the United States who are sure that because of their “moral superiority”, the United States can threaten Russia with a nuclear war as much as it likes, and Russia never uses its nuclear weapons in response to these threats, until the disarming strike will deprive her of this opportunity.

    It would seem, even if the probability of a retaliatory strike is one percent, a reasonable US president will not risk his country if Russia does not threaten it, but this means that by 1% he does not believe that the elite of Russia, raised during privatization by the Clintons will block the red button. Moreover, if desired, 1% in this argument can be replaced by one thousandth or one millionth – the true religious faith, including the religious belief in Bastinda the Great and Terrible and elite grown up by her, is always absolute and does not tolerate cracks in any one thousandth or one millionth.

    Actually this is what Clintonoids call the “moral superiority of the United States”, and Trump loves his country more than he loves its moral superiority. And he does not want to risk it if no one threatens her.

    The fact of the matter is that, as it turned out, Putin did not threaten the United States by testing the salvo launch, but helped Trump to save America from destruction by Clintonoids.

    And I did not understand it because at the moment when the previous post was being written, I did not know yet that the Clintonoids were preparing to arrest Trump on Monday, and he already knew.

    Moreover, most likely they were going to arrest him yesterday, but rehearsal of the volley launch convinced them to postpone this sweet moment until Monday.

    yahoo.com/news/first-charges-filed-special-us-probe-russia-meddling-023048123.html

    By the way, at the same time it turned out that Ksyusha and Nyasha go in the same package – if one won’t work, so the other will. That how the land mine work: you shy away from Ksyusha’s explosion and Nyasha explodes right under your feet. The flying monkeys have drawn conclusions from 2011, when they made a bet on a single Bozhena and lost.

    As it turns out, the Israeli F-35 was shot down to add a point to the salvo launch and consolidate its effect. Again, Israel has to play a scapegoat for humanity.

    yahoo.com/news/did-russian-missile-really-hit-235000925.html

  49. Ol' Scratch October 28, 2017 at 8:32 am #

    Excellent article over at NakCap this morning, which gets at the true heart of our current problems. The US is of course the highest manifestation of this phenomenon, although the cancer has now metastasized the world over:

    nakedcapitalism.com/2017/10/gaius-publius-defining-neoliberalism.html

    Neoliberalism — “Just Deserts” for Predators and Prey

    What makes “neoliberalism” or “free market conservatism” such a radical — and destructive — ideology? It reduces all human activity to economic competition. It creates and glorifies, in other words, a world of predators and prey, a world like the one we live in as today:

    Neoliberalism sees competition as the defining characteristic of human relations. It redefines citizens as consumers, whose democratic choices are best exercised by buying and selling, a process that rewards merit and punishes inefficiency. It maintains that “the market” delivers benefits that could never be achieved by planning.

    In a world where competition is right and good, a world in which the “market” is the defining metaphor for human activity, all social ties are broken, the individual is an atom left to survive as an individual only, the strongest relentlessly consume the weakest — and that’s as it should be. (It’s easy to imagine how the apex predators of our social order would be attracted to this, and insist on it with force.

    Thus the bipartisan world we live in today. Under a neoliberal regime, everyone gets what they deserve. Big fish deserve their meal. Little fish deserve their death. And government sets the table for the feast.

    The Role of Government in a Neoliberal World

    Since for neoliberals, the “market” is the source of all that is good in human interaction, non-interference in “the market” is rule one for government.

    Over time that has changed, however, as winners have grown more successful and their control of government more absolute. The proper role of government in today’s neoliberal regime is not merely to allow the market to operate for the benefit of wealth-holders; it’s to make sure the market operates for the benefit of wealth-holders.
    [Also referred to as government capture.]

    In other words, the role of government is to intervene in the market on behalf of wealth-holders, or, as I put it more colloquially, to proactively enrich the rich. The interview with Professor Mirowski, as I noted above, makes that same point, but from an academic standpoint.

    From this it should be also clear that until we free ourselves of rule by neoliberals and the pain and misery they create, we’ll always be victims to the predatory giants — the very very wealthy and the corporations they use as power-extenders — those, in other words, who want merely to own everything else in the world.

    This means we need to free ourselves from neoliberals in both parties, not just the ones in current seats of power. But that idea seems to have been excised from most discussions these days. Fair warning though. If the Age of Trump ends with the Restoration of Mainstream Democrats, we’ll have won almost nothing at all.

    • FincaInTheMountains October 28, 2017 at 8:40 am #

      There is an excellent idiomatic Russian expression: ??????? ???? ?? ???????.

      Literally, it means “to put a shadow on a wattle fence” – to confuse the issue.

      • Ol' Scratch October 28, 2017 at 8:51 am #

        And an excellent comment on the same article by David May:

        What is neoliberalism?
        A market-based ideology willing to employ fascism to impose the conditions necessary to establish the market state. (ie, throwing people out of helicopters.)
        The state is co-opted to ensure rule of the Market.
        The value of everything, human life-included, is to be decided by the Market. (Except when the outcome is not favorable to the elite. Hence the need to takeover the state.)

        The market state will impose Freedom™. Freedom™ means the law of the jungle and consequently many rebellious serfs, er, citizens unhappy with Freedom™. (Another reason the state will be needed – to reimpose Freedom™. That is, prison or maybe helicopter trips.)

        Nothing confusing there.

        • outsider October 28, 2017 at 9:48 am #

          OS – Is that what Janis Joplin was getting at when she sang: “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.”?

          • outsider October 28, 2017 at 10:03 am #

            Also, as to your comment above Fincaln’s, I believe your diagnosis of predatory capitalism’s fatal flaw is spot on. One does not have to be a communist to believe that Marx was right on that score. To the Capitalist, endless consumption is the whole point of life. If people regained their minds and only consumed what they need the whole system falls apart. What would happen to our FAKE economy if consumers went on strike this Christmas? Christmas is the gift that keeps on giving for the 1%.

          • ozone October 28, 2017 at 10:08 am #

            outsider,
            No, what Kris Kristofferson was getting at was: when you have nothing, you have nothing to lose, thus providing an ultimate form of freedom to proceed. Don’t neglect the next line: “Nothin’ ain’t worth nothin’… but it’s free.”

          • elysianfield October 28, 2017 at 11:35 am #

            “When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose”~ Bob Dylan, “Like a Rolling Stone”, 1965

    • ozone October 28, 2017 at 9:55 am #

      Ol’ Scratch,
      Although Finca attempted the usual smoke-and-mirrors of complicating what is not complicated at all, your warning is heard and internalized. (I agree with the analysis and have seen this destructive “philosophy” work its wonders firsthand in the wide world.)

      It’s also my impression that our esteemed host understands this implicitly as the core of our societal dysfunction and casual cruelty (mostly by the hand of The State in its current iteration). It’s going to take generations of walking a different pathway to clear out this cosmic muck of, “I’ve got mine; go fuck yourself” — and that only after a fearful reckoning. Since we cannot scry the future, we can only speculate as to which direction that reckoning will come from.
      A couple examples:

      Intestinal troubles and endocrine abnormalities are “growth sectors” of the “health industry”. Could it possibly be the result of ingesting pesticides and herbicides for years and years? Glyphosate has been detected in EVERY California wine produced. Something like 65% of all baby foods contain some very nasty compounds. The FDA [for the most part] proclaims that these poisons are at “acceptable levels” for human consumption. Really?? Who the fuck owns the FDA and whose agenda is being promoted here?

      Hmmm, Big Ag. is poisoning us all and killing the very soil that their profits depend on. Smart economics, eh? …And that’s just for an appetizer when it comes to the greed banquet of global neo-liberalism, represented by both wings of this crop of grifting politicos. (The Russkie enemy is quite obviously a bullshit distraction/cover for the looting; so obvious as to be laughable for anyone who’s been paying attention.)

      So, Ol’ Scratch, how does it benefit you to show us truth, when you’ve always been characterized as “The Prince of Lies” by the shamans, predators and parasites who live off of others’ labor and yearning to believe in an unending, golden deathlife? (You don’t have to answer if it would corrupt your “image” of course. 😉 )

      I still have one

      • ozone October 28, 2017 at 9:58 am #

        …no I don’t (have any other questions).

  50. wm5135 October 28, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    “whose agenda is being promoted here?”

    Ozone let me offer velcro shoe straps replacing shoe laces for a frame of reference. The little bastards are too stupid to learn to tie their shoes. These same little bastards grow up to be our adult populace.

    Another example – “When the Taliban attack the cock hit ‘em with 2,000 pound bombs”

    A curious world where one can throw stones into a pond and no waves are produced. How is this possible? When it is done by an indispensable nation with a manifest destiny and a population too stupid to tie their shoe laces.

  51. FincaInTheMountains October 28, 2017 at 10:51 am #

    My life is ruined on CFN!

    I wrote an excellent post today – well, just lie down and die!

    Sufficient pessimism, but the world-wide sensations probably five pieces!

    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/the-informant-cometh/#comment-324327

    But nobody read it! No one! Not a single comment on the case!
    NO ONE!

    • malthuss October 29, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

      post less and expect more responses.

  52. volodya October 28, 2017 at 11:09 am #

    Ozone, Scratch, Outsider et al, re neoliberalism,

    I’m not the religious sort and so I don’t take literally the saying “those whom the gods would destroy they first make proud” and I don’t really think there’s a nasty deity running this corner of the cosmos for his own entertainment, though it seems that sometimes there is.

    Rather I think of the term “gods” as those impersonal forces at work in human affairs and in the universe at large. And we do see repeating patterns in human conduct and in occurrences in the wider physical world.

    Which is a long way of saying that you could be forgiven for thinking that there really ARE gods snickering up there in those clouds that make people proud before those very same people are torn down by those same gods.

    It’s a lesson that the high and the mighty NEVER learn. EVER. Look at the apex predators in today’s world. Do they look like they have ANY clue?

    JHK said it, Rome succumbed to entropy. This is one of those impersonal forces. But this is no more than saying that the ruling order lost control of events. 0r that the ordinary folk that were supposed to behave like chess pieces refused to play the role. I mean, damn those farmers and herdsmen, how dare they have interests and minds of their own? Inconceivable isn’t it, that mighty Rome, that Eternal City that ran so much of the known world, couldn’t keep its hold on power.

    So we have the perspective of history don’t we? OK, some of us do, though I doubt that Zuckerberg does, nor the multitudes that serve him, nor the bellowing 28 year old Wall Street bond traders. Nor do I think that the monumentally self absorbed and self interested Bill and Hill have a sniff about the mechanisms at work unseen underneath their feet. Nor do their Davos Club masters.

    But these mechanisms ARE at work. And while they allow the temporary ascension of certain people to the tip of the pyramid, just as surely those same mechanisms work to bring those same people down. And those societal pyramids themselves are the most impermanent of constructs.

    See, predator and prey have a tendency to change roles in that pyramidal food-chain. And, while in the lower levels of the societal pyramid the opioid crisis brought a great many people down lower, the other side of that particular coin is war-band formation (the Druid’s apt terminology) in the American hinterland in the proliferation of militias.

    And Trump did a hostile takeover of a long-established party. Deplore all you like, it won’t change the facts of that election. The Deep State will try mighty hard to undo this but events will overwhelm the Deep State like events overwhelmed every other historical Deep State analogue.

    • MrTibbs October 28, 2017 at 11:54 pm #

      Volley, welcome to the New Republic!!!

      …..the peaceful world of pastoral nomadics and yeoman farmers!!!

      Sent From the New Republic.

    • K-Dog October 29, 2017 at 12:15 am #

      Opioid crisis schmisus.

      nytimes.com/2016/03/17/health/er-pain-pills-opioids-addiction-doctors.html

      The opioid crisis is a catch phrase that people accept without question. Politicians are grabbing on to it knowing people will buy their crap hook line and sinker. A meme accepted without question, like the need for school levies in affluent neighborhoods which already have good schools. Who is going to say no to the kiddies, not you. You might think it but you won’t say it. Another politician bait and switch which wrecks havoc with people in need.

    • K-Dog October 29, 2017 at 12:32 am #

      “the other side of that particular coin is war-band formation (the Druid’s apt terminology) in the American hinterland in the proliferation of militias. “

      Having the right to bear arms tied to membership in a militia would solve a lot of problems. It would also be very constitutional. Militias would police their membership and take weapons away from the crazy and protect the right of their sane members to protect themselves.

      In the coming troubles having gun ownership understood this way would also ease nicely into our new living arrangements when law and order break dawn and we return to times past such as in 1868 when the Reno gang met justice.

      Over the next two years, the Reno Gang pulled off three more train robberies, including one in Marshfield, Indiana said to have been worth $96,000, grabbing national headlines. The result was a groundswell of vigilante sentiment in the Indiana countryside, and in 1868 a train carrying three members of the Reno Gang was stopped by a mob of vigilantes as it passed, ironically but not unexpectedly through Seymour, Indiana. The men were hung on the spot, and buried in Seymour.

      Freedom has responsibilities.

      • elysianfield October 29, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

        “Having the right to bear arms tied to membership in a militia would solve a lot of problems. It would also be very constitutional. Militias would police their membership and take weapons away from the crazy and protect the right of their sane members to protect themselves. ”

        Dog,
        Sorry, but that would not end the anti-gun lobby’s push for confiscation. You assume they are looking for logical arguments and solutions, but this is not the case…they want you disarmed, and will use any method and argument, however disparate to reality or law.

        • Janos Skorenzy October 29, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

          E,

          Sorry, but any covert attempt to control Blacks with cultural arguments won’t work. Blacks are like Cats – often far more interested in what’s on other people’s plates rather than their own. If you put more police at a Rap Concert than a Rock concert, they are outraged. If you don’t and something happens, they are outraged. You still think they can be dealt with, but in fact, there is no dealing with them. They want you enslaved, and will sue any method and argument, however disparate to reality or law.

          But consider Ian Smith, whom they named the White Lion of Rhodesia. They lined up to shake the Great Man’s hand. He (the fool who kicked White Nationalist Mercenaries out) used to walk around Harare without security and challenged Robert Mugabe to do the same. But all for naught: The Blacks still wanted Whites gone and despite any respect they might have, would still rather rule in their own Hell than serve in a White ruled Heaven. He, the White Lion, fought Germans up and down the length of East Africa, once walking a thousand miles back home after his plane was shot down. He naturally thought England might have some gratitude for all this and a devotion to a nation who was a member of the Commonwealth. Oh fatal mistake.

          • elysianfield October 29, 2017 at 7:45 pm #

            Janos,
            Please remember that the ghetto blacks, without a power base, are not the ones with whom we are discussing these issues…I worked in the ghetto long enough to understand minds taken by a sense of victimization can not be changed with rhetoric…but policy and regulations can change.

            “If you put more police at a Rap Concert than a Rock concert, they are outraged. If you don’t and something happens, they are outraged.”

            Janos, why do you think I give a fuck about their outrage? Their outrage, which is seemingly limitless, would not be addressed verbally, but otherwise(As it usually is)…but the hearts and minds of societies’ keepers can be changed with argument. You cannot fathom the depths of ignorance and hatred that many of the “disenfranchised” evince. Remember Bernie Sanders being “jacked” at the podium during his campaign by several black women? You criticized him for not speaking up. In fact, he did the correct thing in keeping silent…you can’t fix stupid…you can’t develop an intelligent conversation with thugs, and one shouldn’t try.

            Bernie kept his mouth shut…but perhaps for the wrong reasons….

    • K-Dog October 29, 2017 at 1:02 am #

      “Rome succumbed to entropy.”

      Another way of looking at it is comparing it to stellar evolution of a star that goes nova. A civilization begins buy using up easy high value high yielding resources. This is comparable to a star burning up its hydrogen. At some point helium must be burned because the hydrogen is used up. The star adjusts in size and composition to enable this new reaction but the energy helium gives is less than the energy hydrogen gave and the helium is also soon used up. Heavier elements produced by helium reactions are then consumed as all elements of lower density in the periodic table are created and then consumed in stratified layers of a proto-nova star. Like layers of an onion a star stratifies in layers of nuclear reactions. Heavier elements being consumed at the center and inner layers because the required energy investment for these reactions requires hotter temperatures.

      Eventually Iron is created as the new inner core layer but its fusion reactions to create still heavier elements consume but do not release enough energy to produce a surplus over that consumed. As a star like a civilization cannot exist in a situation where Energy Return On Energy Invested, (EROEI) becomes negative a star dies. A star rapidly implodes in collapse and then explodes in supernova recoil when Iron begins being consumed at the stellar core.

      Just as a civilization will surely collapse when its energy is all consumed, a star collapses.

      And our star, our civilization has burned very bright. As Tyrell said in Blade Runner:

      “The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and you have burned so very very brightly, Roy. Look at you. You’re the prodigal son. You’re quite a prize!”

      So it is with America. Rome endured longer but did not shine as bright.

      • K-Dog October 29, 2017 at 1:04 am #

        A civilization begins by using up easy high value high yielding resources.

      • K-Dog October 29, 2017 at 1:06 am #

        a star like a civilization cannot exist in a situation where Energy Return On Energy Invested, (EROEI) becomes negative and a star dies.

  53. DrGonzo October 28, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    I can hardly wait for Kunstler’s tirade against chemtrails.

    • elysianfield October 28, 2017 at 11:43 am #

      Gonzo,
      …Don’t hold your breath….even Finc, poor, ruined Finc, will not discuss them.

    • malthuss October 28, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

      whats yr point?

      • elysianfield October 29, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

        Malthuss,
        Well, our host has very thick skin when it comes to global conspiracies. Finc centers his posts on vast deep state malfeasance vis a vis Russia…again suspected global conspiracies…yet neither accepts chemtrails as a reality.

        Poor, broken Finc,(his observation) has of late been wallowing in Russian Nationalism and old-guard Communist rhetoric…not much bandwidth remaining for “Pizzagate” level of conspiracy theory.

        Sometimes a “chemtrail” is “contrail”

        sometimes a cigar is simply a cigar.

        • malthuss October 29, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

          Thanks. I skip Finc s posts, for the most part.

          I see funny lines in the sky and lines like that were NOT appearing
          20-30 years ago.
          I went to a chemtrail talk.
          I am convinced something weird is up in the air.

          Sometimes a “chemtrail” is “contrail”
          NOt when it is a grid that sticks around all day.

        • malthuss October 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

          do you think all the grids above are contrails?

          youtube/ dane wiggington.

          • elysianfield October 29, 2017 at 8:01 pm #

            Malthuss,
            I’ve seen nothing sinister in those I’ve viewed. If there were a possible issue, there are thousands of private jets in this country where SOMEONE would take samples of contrail vapor and put the issue to rest. Sorry

  54. volodya October 28, 2017 at 11:46 am #

    Ozone, re your Ghost Stories account, Bill’s half million, and other doings

    It sure does look like a Three Stooges conclave doesn’t it. Does money trump national security? Hah.

    And double hah, Hillary the anti-Russia hawk, Hillary the tireless rooter outer of Russian meddling, Hillary the Amazonian warrior defending against Russian collusion. What a complete fucking farce. I’ll bet Putin and his cronies appreciate the irony. When Hillary wants to deflect attention from what she did she accuses her opponents of exactly what she did.

    • FincaInTheMountains October 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

      What an outstanding piece of GeoPolitical analysis! My cat was absolutely ecstatic after I translated it for him into the meow-language!

      pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/468017153501720577/3RznTK78.jpeg

      • akmofo October 28, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

        The collectivist thieving is so pervasive even the fat cats are furious. Of course, it’s the same story in the cronie “capitalism” of the West. But at least the propaganda clowns in the West manage to put a smile on some people’s faces — though admittedly not mine.

    • K-Dog October 29, 2017 at 1:12 am #

      When (fill in the blank) wants to deflect attention from what she did she accuses her opponents of exactly what she did.

      Not just Hillary. This is a common ploy only matched by the alacrity with which the rest of us go along with this wily subterfuge.

      I suspect it is a birds of a feather flocking together sort of thing that keeps the ruse going.

  55. FincaInTheMountains October 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

    Although Finca attempted the usual smoke-and-mirrors of complicating what is not complicated at all == Ozone

    Ok, let me make it crystal clear and simple for you:

    Russia will consider any coup d’etat in the United States as a Clear and Present Danger to its National Security which will warrant an application of a certain part of Russian Military doctrine – the one I am telling you about for the last 2 years and which is known as Medvedev’s Nuclear Ultimatum!

    Dorothy, you are not in Caribbean [Missile Crisis] anymore, nobody needs to place stinking rockets in silos on Cuba.

    • MrTibbs October 29, 2017 at 12:52 am #

      In the old republic, shadow government operative Robert Mueller will announce the successful grand jury indictment of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and the intention to indict President Trump, as predecessors to an attempted swift shadow government takeover of the elected office of the U.S. Presidency.

      …and the attempted U.S. Coup d’état will invoke Russian Medvedev’s Nuclear Ultimatum.

      …and this is the length the COLLECTIVIST NETWORK globalist shadow government will extend to pivot away from the prevailing corruption of the embedded Clinton/Democrat operated Deep State.

      ….and COLLECTIVIST NETWORK globalist operated mainstream media will attempt to reassure the public of what a “moral and highly respected man Robert Mueller is.”

      Robert Mueller. Robert, a FORMER Director of the FBI, enjoys serving as a Clinton fixer, a historically enriching relationship with Bill and Hillary, a lifelong career of service devoted to the ascension of the Deep State, and a supreme globalist with Hall of Fame aspirations. Robert relishes the opportunity to bring obstruction charges against president Trump and all the attendant accolades and accoutrements conferred in the process. In his spare time, Robert enjoys his connection to the Clinton Foundation, and has demonstrated a resounding commitment to the preservation of the COLLECTIVIST NETWORK. In addition, Robert enjoys onboarding the following Clinton Democrat lawyers and acolytes to “assist” in bringing obstruction charges against president Trump: thepoliticalinsider.com/mueller-democrat-donations/

      Y = career politicians x career lobbyists x globalist mainstream media x career unelected Deep State bureaucrats x Hollywood elites x unprosecuted corruption x globalist banking cartels x globalist technocrats
      “God integrates empirically.” -Albert Einstein.
      Y = old republic COLLECTIVIST NETWORK globalism = THE SWAMP.

      Surely this excitement must improve the increasingly low NETWORK ratings?!?!

      Sent From the New Republic.

  56. FincaInTheMountains October 28, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    In the US, events of a colossal scale are happening right now.

  57. janet October 28, 2017 at 4:29 pm #

    “…or because there is nothing there” –JHK

    Oh, there is something there alright. A Trump-Russia collusion that involves the Russian mafia and the subversion of the 2016 US election.

    Mueller is doing his investigation in stages, the way the Justice Department might attack a drug cartel or a mafia family. In less than six months on the job, Mueller has already returned indictments.

    This isn’t a fishing expedition or a witch hunt — it’s an investigation that’s already born fruit with a grand jury of regular Americans finding probable cause that a crime was committed.

    Stay tuned.

    • FincaInTheMountains October 28, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

      This isn’t a fishing expedition

      Personally, I believe that the fish is too big for the fisherman, it is possible he’ll wind up on a hook himself.

      Let’s try making it till Monday.

  58. K-Dog October 29, 2017 at 12:02 am #

    Apparently the paperwork which let Rosatom buy Uranium One was as easy to file as the paperwork that let Energy Transfer Partners build an an oil pipeline which now threatens the Standing Rock Sioux.

  59. Janos Skorenzy October 29, 2017 at 12:13 am #

    Alarming article: drones are being weaponized. New models available for a couple of hundred on Amazon can carry a pound – apparently more than enough to cause hellacious explosions and mayhem with the right explosives prepared by the right hands. Too bad – American Business was so primed to try and make money with this somehow.

  60. PeteAtomic October 29, 2017 at 9:01 am #

    At best some middle man or bag holder will get indicted for this. These deals are made intentionally so nebulous, convoluted, and full of questionably grey legal issues that a couple sociopaths like the Clintons will worm their way out of any trouble.

    nice painting there Mr. K!

  61. Janos Skorenzy October 29, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

    Liberalism is the Death Song of the West as James Burnham said long ago. They’re taking down the plaque of George Washington because it might offend visitors – even though this was his church. Isn’t that something that the congregation was once proud of – back when they believe in Christ? I mean why not take down the cross because it might offend atheists? Janos out.

    I have a friend who was a reverend in the Episcopal Church. He is technically still in the church, but he has decided to find another vocation. The main reason is that most of the people running the church are women, along with a high number of homosexuals. The result is the people running the church care more about social justice and their genitals than anything else. Like most of the mainline Protestants churches, the Episcopal Church has become a circus of degeneracy and general lunacy. As a result their pews are empty.

    That said, you can learn a lot about the direction of the Cult of Modern Liberalism by watching the mainline Protestant churches. They are so desperate for attention, they tend to give the game away by going overboard in the latest Progressive fads. Their internal war on heterosexual white men has been going on a long time now, long before the rest of the Progs decided to make war on the honkyman. This story out of Virginia shows the true nature of the statue toppling stuff and its ultimate goal.

    Leaders at the church that George Washington attended decided that a plaque honoring the first president of the United States must be removed.

    Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia will take down a memorial marking the pew where Washington sat with his family, saying it is not acceptable to all worshipers.

    “The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome,” leaders said, a reference to the fact that Washington was a slaveholder.

    “Some visitors and guests who worship with us choose not to return because they receive an unintended message from the prominent presence of the plaques.”

    “Many in our congregation feel a strong need for the church to stand clearly on the side of ‘all are welcome- no exceptions,’” they concluded.

    A memorial to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee will also come down.

    These churches are big on the “all are welcome” stuff. They hang banners outside their empty churches with this slogan, usually decorated with rainbows. My suggestion is the alt-right toughs should take pics of themselves dressed as Hitler, posing in front of these stupid signs. That would make for a hilarious social media campaign. The fact is, the only people welcome in these hell holes are Progressive nutters and sexual deviants. As is always the case with The Cult, the opposite of what they say is usually the truth.

    If you have any doubts about any of this, take a look at the roster of clergy running this church. The rector has two last names, suggesting she is keeping her options open. A good rule of thumb is that a woman with two last names is a nut. That’s probably why she hired a tranny as a youth counselor. Her second in command is a former actress, a profession known to attract the stable and virtuous. Two more women fill out the priestly class of this old church. It’s not hard to see why they are waging jihad on George.

    That’s the thing with these churches. They are run by social justice warriors who see the church as a vehicle to inflict Progressive morality on their congregations. You can be sure that no one in the church gave a damn about George Washington. These hens spend all day clucking about what they read in the New York Times or heard on NPR. They came up with the idea of evicting the father of the country, because they wanted attention. It is virtue signalling, but their idea of virtue originates outside the Episcopal Church.

    Of course, this was always the end point of the Rebel Flag burning and statue toppling. It is the thing everyone knew all along. It may have started as a tantrum by Cloud People aimed at the Dirt People, but it was going to end as a orgy of self-abnegation. These people hate their own kind. They hate their ancestors. The reason is, they hate themselves and the way to erase themselves is to erase their past. Progressives dream of the day when they no longer exist and any memory of them is gone too.

    God speed Christ Church.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 29, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

      thezman.com/wordpress/?p=11901

      • malthuss October 29, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

        write a book or ebook.
        who are you, really?

        • Janos Skorenzy October 29, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

          I’m Peter Proud. Neither men of science nor men of God can help me now. I am alone.

          Jones just now: the JFK files say Hitler was still alive and LBJ was KKK. I neither confirm nor deny. I know nothing, a nothing that is everything.

    • San Jose October 29, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

      You are preaching to me Janos!

      I went to church today (progressive Presbyterian) and got nothing out of the sermon–however the choir did a fabulous job, we had a trumpet soloist that was amazing, plus the flowers were lovely. It is Reformation Sunday (and my birthday!). I also learned that our new head pastor is going to be an Asian woman. Our associate pastor is also an Asian woman–but a social-justice-warrior-Korean woman with a big chip on her shoulder–and she doesn’t like white women as far as I can tell. (Other than these two, we have 3-4 other Asians in the congregation.)

      I’ve kept my mouth shut at church for the past year, and its been hard with all the self-righteous political stuff happening. I’m finding more and more that I just don’t fit into the Presbyterian subculture in Silicon Valley.

      Big sigh, Jen in San Jose

      • malthuss October 29, 2017 at 4:27 pm #

        vote with yr feet and yr money, my dear.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 29, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

        Life is a series of deaths or renunciations. Happy Birthday! What did Blake say. “He who kisses a joy as it flies, Lives in eternity’s sunrise.”

        As the Master said to Caine in Kung Fu, “Time for you to go.” To stay would be “trishna” or clinging.

        A few weeks ago I saw a clip of a Korean Presbyterian who was horrendous, overtly racist to Whites who didn’t bow down to the new Minority Majority. Coincidence? Or are Koreans using this Church to try to do what the Jews did: become Leaders in the Grievance Coalition? I’ll try and find it for you next week if you’re around.

      • elysianfield October 29, 2017 at 8:09 pm #

        Happy Birthday Jen!

    • Epicur October 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm #

      I left the Episcopal church, quietly, more than 20 years ago.

      It’s a shame, in a way, because now I cannot leave noisily.

  62. Elrond Hubbard October 29, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

    Bernie Sanders compares U.S. health care struggles to rights movements in Toronto talk on Canadian system
    The longest-serving independent U.S. senator ever and 2016 presidential candidate spoke about what the U.S. can learn about health care from Canada, one day after touring three Toronto hospitals.

    thestar.com/news/gta/2017/10/29/live-us-senator-bernie-sanders-speaks-at-university-of-toronto.html

    “While the city cooled into seasonal fall weather Sunday, one auditorium at the University of Toronto was ‘feeling the Bern.’

    “The 1,500-seat Convocation Hall was packed with observers keen to hear U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speak on what the U.S. can learn from the Canadian single-payer health care system and other grassroots movements, with a few punches aimed at U.S.

    “‘Human dignity demands that all people have healthcare,’ said the independent Senator who gained international attention during his bid to become the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 race. Sanders ran for presidential candidate on a platform that centered around universal healthcare and free university tuition.

    “Sanders toured Toronto General, Women’s College and Mount Sinai hospitals on Saturday in advance of the talk, and indicated that Americans have much to learn health systems outside their borders.

    “‘Real change never happens from the top on down,’ he said. ‘It always happens from the bottom on up.’ …

    “He related the struggle for universal, comprehensive health care in the U.S. to the civil rights, women’s rights and gay rights movements. Dignity and health are part of the freedom citizens are guaranteed under the constitution, he said. …

    Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was also in the crowd, and drew loud cheers from the room of Sanders fans. …

    “Tickets to Sunday’s event were fully reserved online minutes after they were made available last week. The booming crowd was comprised largely of students and young people who were keen just to catch a glimpse of the Senator.”

    Follow the link above for full video of the speech. Thanks for visiting, Bernie. Come back anytime!

    • Janos Skorenzy October 29, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

      Sanders is a Tarantula too.

  63. volodya October 29, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

    Oh dear oh dear I’m reading that John Podesta’s bro Tony was working for a Kremlin backed political party in the Ukraine. You remember, like Paul Manafort. So now Tony’s under Mueller’s hot lights.

    And John, who ran Hillary’s campaign, was on the board of an energy company with two of Putin’s buddies. And, oh my, an investment fund founded by Putin put 35 million bucks into said company. At least that’s what I’m reading.

    Yikes, if what I’m reading is true, it ain’t lookin” too good for Deep State people. Maybe the Democratic Party, as a Deep State institution, should be winding down the collusion accusations. And if I was a Deep State operative, like Mueller, I’d be starting to leak that maybe, just maybe these collusion accusations were a tetch overblown, you know, after the emotionality of the election, it’s understandable how people can go a bit over-board.

    Because, folks, it does seem that the wrong people – establishment Democrats – are getting into the headlights. Can’t have that now can we?

    • pequiste October 29, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

      Big fat “palmetto bugs” scattering when caught in the brilliant klieg light of truth.

      We shall need military-grade, industrial strength, very many, and very large roach motels placed all over town, from government buildings to law firm offices and NGO spaces for the vicious insect infestation in Washington D.C.

      Maybe Orkin can just tent the whole place?

  64. tucsonspur October 29, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    There seems to have been more collusion with the Russians by Clinton than by Trump.

    Was the “dossier” created by Clinton knowingly used by the FBI to start the Trump investigations without regard to its accuracy?

    Who will strike the final, fatal blow in this dirty knife fight in dense, obscuring fog?

    nypost.com/2017/10/28/robert-mueller-should-resign/

    • onehunglo October 29, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

      onehunglo happy to inform on final SERIES of fatal blows…..

      1. you one Mueller Coup d’état of elected president Trump result in Russia execute Medvedev nuclear ultimatum protocol.
      2. Kim Jong-Un to light off armed H-bomb in pursuit of EMP strike concurrent with Nov 4 Antifa day of rage.

      that ok.

      let not you heart be troubled.

      may God be with you.

      -onehunglo

      • tucsonspur October 29, 2017 at 6:29 pm #

        you one cast dark croud.

        Muerrer not be trusted.

        I pray God.

        rook out berow.

        • onehunglo October 29, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

          as you one Ben Franklin predict…..

          “In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution, with all its faults, — if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but what may be a blessing to the people, if well administered; and I believe, farther, that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.”
          -June 28, 1787.
          21stcenturycicero.wordpress.com/tyrrany/benjamin-franklin-predicts-despotic-goverment-in-america/

          that ok.

          you one members creating New Republic be just fine.

          let not you heart be troubled.

          may God be with you.

          -onehunglo

  65. wm5135 October 29, 2017 at 7:05 pm #

    Janet, I sense irrational exuberance in your continued belief in Mueller. The prosecutor controls the flow of information in a grand jury. A prosecutor that is not awarded an indictment is:

    1. Tilting at wind mills
    2. Does not want an indictment
    3. An incompetent oaf

    Mr. Mueller has an indictment – somewhere the edge of a rug is being lifted for this entertainment to be swept under.

  66. BackRowHeckler October 29, 2017 at 7:16 pm #

    ” … mainline Protestant churches becoming circus of degeneracy and general lunacy … — Janos

    My (former) UCC church flew huge multi colored gay pride banner when homosexual marriage became legal. That was years ago; the banner is still flying. Now I see in our town newspaper they are holding joint services with the local Mosque (a former Presbyterian church)

    This church goes back to the puritan days being founded in 1662. Before I left I asked one of our lay leaders if the church was still grounded in the New Testament, if it was still Christian. He told me it was post Christian. I never went back.

    brh

  67. BackRowHeckler October 29, 2017 at 7:26 pm #

    Day of Rage coming up Nov. 4, purported to kick off Civil War 2!

    Lefties on the march, raising hell.

    I didn’t take it too seriously until they threatened to vandalize every Christopher Columbus memorial in the state; indeed, they were all vandalized.

    Ae you prepared, gentlemen?

    brh

    • elysianfield October 29, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

      BRH,
      Sadly, I will have to watch the festivities on the TEE Vee…no live performances in our area.

      Stay safe….

  68. pequiste October 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

    A snippet from the classic “Key Largo” (when movies were films worth seeing; when actors were stars (and had talent;) when stories were compelling; when gangsters were villains, and Bogart got Bacall:)

    youtube.com/watch?v=ACTkVM6t_bo

    Yeah, see – Johnny Rocco tells how it really is, in the bizness of Crime and Government.

    I cannot wait to see a perp walk tomorrow. Head bowed low, handcuffs with a jacket fashionably tossed over the bracelets, the adoring media on the indictee like white on rice.

  69. MrTibbs October 29, 2017 at 8:20 pm #

    THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF TRUTH.
    zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-27/one-paragraph-you-need-read-jfk-assassination-files-may-change-everyth…

    …..AND IF YOU THINK WE WILL LET IT GO, YOU’RE MAD……YOU GOT ANOTHER THING COMING.

    -T
    Sent from the New Republic.
    dropbox.com/s/nv8sko6hpqm6tir/New%20Republic%20rev123.pdf?dl=0

  70. Ever notice since 1963, Presidents don’t ride around in open-top convertibles?

    • elysianfield October 30, 2017 at 11:04 am #

      Lil Debbie,
      And also notice that manhole covers along all routes are welded shut….

  71. zekesdad October 29, 2017 at 10:49 pm #

    “It’s hard not to see this thing going a long way–at the same time that financial markets and geopolitical matters are heading south.”

    Umm, James? Have you seen the stock markets? The Dow, the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ all closed at or near record highs the day you wrote this piece. The Dow closed at 23,434 on Friday. Also, the growth rate of the U.S. economy has now picked up from around 2% during the Obama years to 3% for the last couple of quarters.

  72. BackRowHeckler October 29, 2017 at 11:39 pm #

    Strange goings on in NYC.

    It seems the Knockout game has returned.

    A particularly egregious example from just this weekend, a young, pretty blond girl flattened with one hard haymaker to the head inside a bus station.

    brh

    • elysianfield October 30, 2017 at 11:06 am #

      BRH,
      What color was…the bus station?

      I kind of miss Thwack….

  73. wm5135 October 30, 2017 at 8:11 am #

    Umm zekesdad, the NYSE is not the economy or an indicator of the health of the nation and the people.
    wm

    More bluntly – so what?

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