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When I think of the Democratic Party these days, the image instantly comes to mind of little Linda Blair playing the demon-possessed child in the classic horror movie, The Exorcist (1973), most particularly the scene in which she spews a stream of pea soup-like projectile vomit into the face of kindly old Max von Sydow, as Father Merrin, the priest come to rescue her.

The pea soup represents the sort of ideology that the Democratic Party has spewed out in recent years — a toxic mush of racial identity politics, contempt for men, infantile entitlement tantrums, corporate whoring, and a demonic quest for war with the Russian Federation. Father Merrin, the priest, stands for incorruptible American men, who have been, at last, killed off by this barrage of diabolical idiocy.

Can you think of a single figure in the Democratic faction who dares to oppose the lethal nonsense this party has been sponsoring and spewing? Who are its leaders? Chuck Schumer in the Senate — a mendacious errand boy for Wall Street? Nancy Pelosi in the House, who wears her cluelessness like a laminate of pancake makeup. Got anyone else? Uncle Joe (Biden)? That’s rich. Bernie? (Looks like his wife is about to be indicted on a federal bank fraud rap for running a small Vermont college into the ground. Whoops.)

Who else you got? Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York. I live near Albany, the state capital, and I can assure you that Governor Cuomo is ripely loathed and detested by anyone who has had actual dealings with him. Insiders tell me he makes Nixon look like Mr. Rogers. And this is apart from the fact that he seems to stand for nothing.

I registered as a Democrat in 1972 — largely because good ole Nixon was at the height of his power (just before his fall, of course), and because he was preceded as party leader by Barry Goldwater, who, at the time, was avatar for the John Birch Society and all its poisonous nonsense. The Democratic Party was still deeply imbued with the personality of Franklin Roosevelt, with a frosting of the recent memory of John F. Kennedy and his brother Bobby, tragic, heroic, and glamorous. I was old enough to remember the magic of JFK’s press conferences — a type of performance art that neither Bill Clinton or Barack Obama could match for wit and intelligence — and the charisma of authenticity that Bobby projected in the months before that little creep shot him in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel. Even the lugubrious Lyndon Johnson had the heroic quality of a Southerner stepping up to abolish the reign of Jim Crow.

Lately, people refer to this bygone era of the 1960s as “the American High” — and by that they are not talking about smoking dope (though it did go mainstream then), but rather the post World War Two economic high, when American business might truly ruled the planet. Perhaps the seeming strength of American political leaders back then was merely a reflection of the country’s economic power, which since has been squandered and purloined into a matrix of rackets loosely called financialization — a criminal magic act whereby wealth is generated without producing anything of value.

Leaders in such a system are bound to be not just lesser men and women but something less than human. Hillary Clinton, for instance, lost the 2016 election because she came off as demonic, and I mean that pretty literally. To many Americans, especially the ones swindled by the magic of financialization, she was the reincarnation of the little girl in The Exorcist. Donald Trump, unlikely as it seems — given his oafish and vulgar guise — was assigned the role of exorcist. Unlike poor father Merrin, he sort of succeeded, even to his very own astonishment. I say sort of succeeded because the Democratic Party is still there, infested with all its gibbering demons, but it has been reduced politically to impotence and appears likely to soon roll over and die.

None of this is to say that the other party, the Republicans, have anything but the feeblest grip on credibility or even an assured continued existence. First of all there is Trump’s obvious plight as a rogue only nominally regarded as party leader (or even member). Then there is the gathering fiasco of neither Trump nor his party being able to deliver remedies for any of the ills of our time that he was elected to fix. The reason for that is simple: the USA has entered Hell, or at least a condition that looks a lot like it. This is not just a matter of a few persons or a party being possessed by demons. We’ve entered a realm that is populated by nothing but demons — of our own design, by the way.

Our politics have become so thoroughly demonic, that the sort of exorcism America needs now can only come from outside politics. It’s coming, too. It’s on its way. It will turn our economic situation upside down and inside out. It’s a Technicolor swan, and you can see it coming from a thousand miles out. Wait for it. Wait for it.


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  1. MrTibbs June 26, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    NEW METHOD.
    In the old republic, technological advancements and deliberatively deficient human conflict resolution methods have produced investments in ingenious destructive ordinance coupled with clever GPS guided delivery, with modest expenditure.

    Take, for example, Russia’s “wavehugger”, conveniently launched from a GPS remote piloted, crewless cargo ship, with remote launch capabilities.

    Or, alternatively, it may be disguised and deployed in conventional cargo shipments with unlawful shipping manifests, chain of custody documents, and deployment through domestically stationed enemy agents.

    All backed by a free world wide marketing and distribution campaign, rivaling the effective campaigns of Northrup Grumman and Lockheed Martin. new-rus.info/blog/container_missile_complex_club_k/2015-08-27-15

    This is sufficient probable cause for the proper vetting of all prospective United States immigrants and visitors, and rather than base the vetting on admitting visitors and immigrants who embrace the destruction of the Constitutional Republic, the new method is to base the vetting on admitting visitors and immigrants who embrace the construction of the Constitutional Republic.

    Based upon the recent observed behavior of disguised radicalized Leftist guerrilla assassin James Hodgkinson, enemy Deep State agent Reality Winner, and conspirators Kathy Griffin and Madonna in the desired execution of a felony against the Constitutional Republic, the new method also involves the proper preparation of Grand Jury indictments for those conspiring to commit a felony.

    And this new method is in direct conflict to the NETWORK globalist agenda.

    -T

    They Call Me Mr. Tibbs.

    • Rattler June 26, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

      I doubt even the most ingeniously destructive piece of municipal legislation, GPS-guided or not, could do much more damage to this already hamstrung excuse of a Republic. On second thought, with Drumpf and Yertle at the helm, you just may be on to something there.

  2. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 9:53 am #

    What is this worship of the Kennedy’s??? The whole group were nothing but a bunch adulterers, freaks, and incompetents. Including Jackie. LBJ used to take a leak in front of female reporters, and was actually as gross, as people lie about Trump being.

    Maybe what is wrong with America is that intelligent people like JH and Camille Paglia have blindly supported the Democrats out of some childish fantasies of all those Golden Years of Camelot. And when the Great Society programs effectively castrated 3/4 of the black men in the country.

    But hey, you know. Woodstock!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 10:25 am #

      It wasn’t Great Society programs that harmed black men. It was, and still is, plain old poverty and racism that shut out the ability of black men and women to acquire, and to pass on, wealth in the form of property and savings and trust funds. You know, like most whites have, until recently, been able to do through white entitlement.

      • seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 10:51 am #

        LBJ was a homicidal maniac. JFK had to have known the number of people he killed before he was VP. He had to have known that if he was assassinated, it would be in Texas, where LBJ controlled everything, his home state. He, like RFK, tempted fate, dared the Gods to kill him. And they did.

        • malthuss June 26, 2017 at 10:55 am #

          Who did LBJ kill?

          • seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 11:00 am #

            I. Murders

            1. The killing of Henry Marshall
            2. The killing of George Krutilek
            3. The killing of Ike Rogers and his secretary
            4. The killing of Harold Orr
            5. The killing of Coleman Wade
            6. The killing of Josefa Johnson
            7. The killing of John Kinser
            8. The killing of President J. F. Kennedy.

          • seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 11:05 am #

            texastotheworld.com/the-lbj-murder-conference/

          • janet June 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

            “Who did LBJ kill?” –malthuss

            LBJ killed more than fifty thousand Vietnamese civilians.

            Though Johnson, Nixon, Bush, Obama, and Trump should serve jail time for their war crimes, we did punish Johnson by taking away his presidency.

      • malthuss June 26, 2017 at 10:56 am #

        You are a fool.

      • elysianfield June 26, 2017 at 11:37 am #

        “It wasn’t Great Society programs that harmed black men”

        Bentley,
        Well, it certainly didn’t help. Humans of any color become indolent…lazy and unproductive, and without motivation to succeed when provided with a way to live otherwise.

        • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

          Right. Who can resist rat-infested public housing, food stamps that barely cover the cost of the cheapest, unhealthy food for three weeks out of the month, resource-starved schools, and no path to higher education. Those things are definite motivators to be lazy and indolent. Who would pass up such a good life in the lap of luxury? A guaranteed annual income: that might give people some self-respect when they don’t have to endure the stigma of public assistance and could make them feel motivated to try to contribute with even a low paying job, as their life will be less miserable. That’s an actual motivator. People are not poor and on the public dole because they are lazy and indolent, as you seem to believe, they are poor because there are no jobs that pay a living wage, and because of entrenched, institutional racism. Your attitude and ignorance are emblematic of what is wrong with this country.

          • solarenergy June 27, 2017 at 8:10 am #

            Excellent reply. Touche’!

          • elysianfield June 27, 2017 at 10:37 am #

            Bentley.
            In the late 60’s and 70’s there WERE jobs. This is the second time you referenced idiocy or ignorance. I suggest you remain civil.

            I did not suggest that the poor are naturally lazy…I suggested that they can become so when offered an easier path to survival than competing with the rest of humanity for jobs. Basic human nature. American Indians on reservations…Intuits on the dole in the north…blacks in the ghetto.

            You make excuses for why people do not succeed. There are reasons that many do not do so that we are all familiar with…we don’t need to hear whining excuses…. Sorry

            I am in a general agreement, however that a guaranteed annual income will become a necessity of the future, short of a massive die-off.

        • routersurfer June 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

          Gee if only the lazy would work…… fool is too kind a word. Jobs have been short since we left the farm due to tractors. With any luck AI should screw 95% of the workers left. Then the remaining 5% can tell you to get a job and stop living off The True Makers. Rand blows. JHK, is a much better writer.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2017 at 11:46 am #

        HAHAHAHAHA.

      • libertysghost June 26, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

        So you actually read the article and then literally argued entirely against many of it’s points without referencing the article..instead going after another reader?

        Answer this…was it the same “entitled whites” that created the “Great Society programs” or were those some super-special angel kinda “whites”? So despite the hammer of institutionalized racism bringing down all those of color, the “Great Society programs” were somehow crafted in a way that did nothing to “harm black men”? Aren’t you just arguing that because of some political ideology/party you subscribe to SINCE your own argument would seem to rely on that program being some miraculously unique exception to everything else that was “bring down the black man” (i.e. the plain old poverty and racism you noted). Were their poor white people in America? Were there millions upon millions of them? Were they spared the problem significantly because they didn’t have the “racism” problem? If so…why bother noting the “poverty” as what you are really claiming then is just that racism was the cause.

        Now tell us how putting all the poor urban people in crony run housing complexes and offering a system of “welfare” that kept everyone just “sustainable”, de-industrializing the same areas, and provided no real “incentives” to attain the kinds of “wealth” you claim so many white people had was anything BUT a system to keep the marginalized…well mostly forever marginalized and subservient to the state?

        I can’t wait to see this.

      • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

        Hmmm. Then how come the black illegitimate birth rate went from like 15% or so in 1960ish to 72% following the Great Society stuff??? See this chart:

        thesocietypages.org/graphicsociology/2010/10/18/out-of-wedlock-childbirth/

        I guess all that racism just got pent up since before the Civil War, and then whoooosh it all popped out about the time that AFDC started paying for illegitimate kids, huh??? Right at the time birth control pills came out, and abortion became legal, too, huh???

        And I don’t believe that Liberal Democrats were “well intentioned” either. I think they knew exactly what they doing— that is swapping welfare benefits for votes.

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

        • solarenergy June 27, 2017 at 8:14 am #

          Hey, squeeky, tell us what it is like to have no soul at all. The ghosts in your head fill that void, apparently.

        • routersurfer June 27, 2017 at 5:13 pm #

          Because the GOP set the rules to kick the fathers out. Just like to get SSI the GOP had to have caps to protect the rich. Our social programs fail because that is how the are designed. RNC/DNC keeping people in the right class since the 1860’s.

      • lsjogren June 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

        bentley, you manage to pack an impressive leftist cliche to total word count ratio.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

        You can’t pass on what you don’t have, Bentley old boy. And can’t have what you don’t earn. Blacks typically don’t work hard and/or don’t have the smarts to advance to the lucrative professions. Blacks that do, are doing great – especially as they are favored by the affirmative action industry you folks have created to discriminate against Whites.

      • cbeard June 26, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

        Low IQ.s, a victim mentality, an inability to control their libido, etc. etc. wouldn’t have anything to do with black circumstance eh? I’m a white male and have worked hard for every little thing I have. White entitlement my ass.

        • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

          You would not have had the same doors open up for you if you were not a white male. Study after study have shown that blacks are not treated equally in many areas: job discrimination, housing discrimination to name a few. Affirmative action is not a very big factor in actually improving opportunities for that many people. Also, there is the stigma of being treated with resentment by whites when it is assumed that a black person has gotten ahead because of affirmative action wether or not that is true. No matter how hard many people work, many people, both black and white, will always be poor. In today’s economy there simply are not enough well paying jobs and blacks are forced to attend inferior schools if they live in the inner cities. I cannot believe the hatred and racism on display here. Do you honestly believe that the average black person, at least from a historical perspective, was able to enjoy opportunities on a completely level playing field with whites? If you do, you are all delusional. And the illegitimate birth rate did not just go up for blacks. The white illegitimate birth rate has gone up at exactly the same rate.

          • CirclesnCircles June 26, 2017 at 10:51 pm #

            bentley – I think I know what the 12 means after your name. It’s your age. Good grief son, you have MUCH to learn about this world.

            Task #1 – should be to figure out how to de-program yourself. Because the indoctrination is deep but you don’t have the life experience to realize it.

            Task #2 – is to give up your obsession with and victimization of black people. They aren’t your pet project…..AND the list is very long of peoples who’ve had world-class struggles and obstacles in life. Blacks are not special in that regard. Revisit Task #1.

            Task #3 – this will be confusing (unfortunately) but please wrap your head around the reality that “white privilege” is a racist concept! Yeessh. Revist Task #1.

            I could go on but, why? Brick walls are boring.

          • sophia June 27, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

            Bentley,

            I see no hatred here, perhaps a bit of racism. For some reason, in my world, I never encounter bitterness or resentment toward blacks, nor do white people say negative things about them behind their backs.
            But you are bitter and resentful, and what is inside you, you will see outside you. What is left of racism is not of enough consequence to let it hold black people back. What the hell do you want?
            The playing field is level enough. I don’t know what blacks really want, but if they want to be like other people, let them get to work. Have you any idea how the Chinese were treated in this country at one time? You don’t need white people to hand you better schools or anything of the sort. Stop looking to white people and build your community.

      • sophia June 27, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

        Nonsense.

    • tractorguy June 26, 2017 at 10:28 am #

      Amen. And the famous quote attributed to LBJ about having a certain ethnic group voting democrat for the next 200 years. His motives were strictly self-serving, nothing more.

    • seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 10:52 am #

      JFK was the last president who said no to war. That is cause for his worship.

      • Anon1970 June 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

        He was also the first Catholic president, a big deal for Catholics.

      • JMR June 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

        I wouldn’t say he said “no” to war exactly. He continued Eisenhower’s military aid to the South Viet government and he increased the number of “military advisors” from about 3,000 up to close to 17,000.

        He said no to war the way Obama kind of sort of said no to war, which is to say he merely continued the policies of a previous administration.

      • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

        Huh??? Wasn’t there something that he started over in some place in southeast Asia somewhere??? Some place that Eisenhower stayed out of? What was the name of that place. . . hmmm. OH! Yeah! Vietnam!

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

        • seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

          History is pretty clear on this. LBJ started the Vietnam War. I hope that clears up your huh.

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

            Maybe that depends on which historians:

            “The view that Kennedy would have done what Johnson did—stay in Vietnam and gradually escalate the war in 1964 and 1965—is held by left, center, and right, from Noam Chomsky to Kai Bird to William Gibbons. It was promoted forcefully over the years by the late Walt Rostow, beginning in 1967 with a thick compilation for Johnson himself of Kennedy’s public statements on Vietnam policy and continuing into the 1990s. Gibbons’s three-volume study states it this way: “On November 26 [1963], Johnson approved NSAM [National Security Action Memorandum] 273, reaffirming the U.S. commitment to Vietnam and the continuation of Vietnam programs and policies of the Kennedy administration.”

            bostonreview.net/us/galbraith-exit-strategy-vietnam

            That is an interesting link, and JFK may have decided to get out, but it is not at all an absolute thing.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

          • JMR June 26, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

            Actually that’s not true at all. Each president involved continued to escalate the “war.” and since it was not a declared war there is no way that you can pin its origins on LBJ. Yes he was responsible for a major escalation of combat operations after the Gulf of Tonkin, but both Eisenhower and Kennedy had a hand in escalating the US presence in Vietnam in order to support the newly formed country and Diem’s government and to “contain communism.” To say that LBJ started the Vietnam War is like saying Trump started the Afghanistan War.

          • seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

            Facts disagree with your assessment.
            Year Deaths
            1956-1960 9
            1961 16
            1962 52
            1963 108
            1964 206
            1965 1,863
            1966 6,143
            1967 11,153
            1968 16,592

          • JMR June 26, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

            Numbers of casualties do not determine whether something is a war or not. The fact is, JFK was sending military to Vietnam, escalating the numbers and more Americans were getting killed. The 176 or so people who died on his watch experienced a “war” just as much as the 16000 or so who died in 1968.

          • seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

            Quantity has a quality all its own. 176 families had their lives irrevocably altered vs 16,000 families. And they’re the same? That’s two orders of magnitude. That’s like saying a city that experiences a magnitude 6 earthquake is just like a city experiencing a magnitude 8 on the Richter scale. Apples and bowling balls. Don’t believe me? Drop em on your foot.

          • JMR June 27, 2017 at 11:41 am #

            I can see debating you on this subject will go nowhere since you are convinced that JFK had nothing to do with the Vietnam war even though he sent troops and aid to that country. He had the option to not do that and to pull back all the troops that had been sent there by his predecessor, just like Obama had the option to correct all the stupid crap that Bush did, but he didn’t. So both presidents were just as complicit in contributing to the escalation of these wars as their predecessors and are at least somewhat responsible for what followed.

          • seawolf77 June 27, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

            Parsing words will not win you any arguments. The Gulf of Tonkin led to the Tonkin Resolution which led to the Vietnam War. Given that Kennedy refused to supply air cover for the Bay of Pigs, it is unlikely he would have bitten had he been faced with a similar decision. Also let us not forget the USS Liberty, which was a false flag to try and get us into the 6 Day War on Israel’s side. History has proven that both the Gulf of Tonkin and the USS Liberty were false flag attacks, one of which worked and the other that didn’t.

          • benr June 29, 2017 at 11:09 am #

            History is pretty clear that Communists and the French actually started the Vietnam war LBJ simply got us involved and it got worse year by year.

            Nothing has changed communists are still starting Bush wars all over in fact they are trying to start one in places like Portland ANTIFA = communists.

    • shotho June 26, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

      JFK was about as far from today’s Democratic Party as one can be. But, I would be hesitant in predicting its burial.

  3. PeteAtomic June 26, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    If the news is correct (coughs), and there is an insurgency underway to replace Nancy Pelosi, then who would be that replacement?

    Does it matter?

    • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 9:59 am #

      I think they are looking for a half-black, half-hispanic transgendered woman.

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

      • PeteAtomic June 26, 2017 at 10:09 am #

        LOL

        probably

      • K-Dog June 26, 2017 at 10:10 am #

        Who hates everyone else especially the millions of white people ‘they’ want votes from. How that is supposed to work is a mystery to me but that seems to be the plan true enough! Loath the masses and wonder why they vote for Trump.

      • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 10:27 am #

        What a pathetic, bigoted, stupid comment.

      • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 10:37 am #

        Careful. Your white privilege, sense of entitlement, bigotry, ignorance, and racism are showing when you denigrate and mock women, trans people, and everyone who doesn’t look or think like you. And you did it all in just that one sentence.

        • malthuss June 26, 2017 at 10:57 am #

          ‘W’hite. not ‘white.’

        • K-Dog June 26, 2017 at 10:59 am #

          The few trans-gendered people I have actually known in my life seemed to have been mostly confused and drowning in drama. One issue after another and quite concerned about themselves as if everyone was watching them. In reality nobody was watching them or even cared about what they thought or did because trans-gendered people are not and never have been a threat to anyone.

          Your bigotry, ignorance, and racism are made up and part of the identity politics hype. Most everyone I know lives and lets live and that is actually the law of the land and also the general practice across the land.

          You are either pushing the hype of identity politics or you are just kidding.

        • elysianfield June 26, 2017 at 11:41 am #

          Bentley,
          I completely reject your concept of white privilege. I further request that you define bigotry and racism in a workable definition that we can all agree upon. Your verbiage is entirely superficial, and without merit.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2017 at 11:47 am #

          Hi, paid troll. You are so funny.
          You forgot ‘xenophobia’.

        • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

          Dang, I’m pretty effective, huh??? No excess verbiage for me!

          Squeeky Fromm
          Girl Reporter

        • benr June 29, 2017 at 11:13 am #

          Poor little Yugo err Bentley,
          It must be difficult living in a world where you are either the victim of some imagined slight or advocating for people who have been “slighted” in a victimless crime.
          Grow up get a clue and cast off the imperial conditioning you have been programmed with.
          As far as all the names you have spewed here the only bigot and racist I can actually see here is you.

    • routersurfer June 27, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

      No. Time is up. Game over.

  4. pequiste June 26, 2017 at 9:59 am #

    Yes, the thought of many of the demons – Democrat and Republican alike – that you mention today provide the visual and auditory stimulus for my physical body’s involuntary reflex to puke.

    A mighty heave for Chuck Schumer; big barf for Barry O.; worship at the porcelain shrine for McCain….

    However your consideration of anything remotely heroic for the Evil One incarnate, Lyndon Baines Johnson, has me scratching my head in between dry heaves.

    He is the politician directly responsible for the decline of the last 50 years of America’s history:

    – Vietnam Police Action.

    – Great Society (welfare state ) program nationwide.

    – Voting Rights Act. Voting in Urdu and Swahili for all the newcomers.

    – Debasement of the silver backed coinage.

    – Immigration Reform Act 1965.

    America’s current gigantic mess is directly attributable to the above five actions by the arch-demon LBJ. He is only a hero in hell.

    His memory, and those of his evil associates: Ted Kennedy and Jacob Javits – makes me want to vomit.

    • malthuss June 26, 2017 at 10:13 am #

      Jim Kunstler,
      Barry Goldwater, who, at the time, was avatar for the John Birch Society and all its poisonous nonsense. /

      Has Kunstler read any of their books? I have.
      They had the information that made Alex Jones rich.
      They figured out the UN and ‘Euro Bankers’ long ago.

      poisonous nonsense.–such as?

    • draupnir June 26, 2017 at 11:29 am #

      I believe that honor actually goes to Ronald Regan (may he lie still).

  5. K-Dog June 26, 2017 at 9:59 am #

    Had I known how Wallace had been denied the vice presidential nomination at the 1944 Democratic National Convention I would have bailed as soon as Bernie was aced out of the nomination. Fool me twice! But, wait! I did.

    I realized that the Democratic Party had fallen prey to an inner elite core and no longer stood for any democratic principles at all so I did the right thing and abandoned ship. I’ll not be dragged down in their maelstrom as they spin down to irrelevance.

    Identity politics and rights! Something is wrong when people ask for rights they already have. Something very wrong because then everything becomes nothing more than a screaming chorus of unrealistic and unreasonable demands as every identity group screams for more for themselves and screw everyone else’s identity.

    A game of three-card montie where keeping your eye distracted while a quick slight of hand goes unnoticed to make the rich richer and the poor poorer. You are tricked again but most of you don’t care. You would rather be part of a group than think. Not me, I want no part of this three minute Democratic hate!

    I’ll not be fooled again.

    • pequiste June 26, 2017 at 10:12 am #

      The original heave-worthy apothegm revision from the master:

      youtube.com/watch?v=KjmjqlOPd6A

      • K-Dog June 26, 2017 at 11:03 am #

        I was thinking more along these lines.

        I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
        Take a bow for the new revolution
        Smile and grin at the change all around
        Pick up my guitar and play
        Just like yesterday
        Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
        We don’t get fooled again

        The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again

      • DA June 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

        Priceless! Shrub was THE MAN!

  6. thwack June 26, 2017 at 10:05 am #

    Swan;

    the other white meat.

    • elysianfield June 26, 2017 at 11:44 am #

      Thwack,
      Apt attempt…but Swan is all dark meat! You are close to the truth, Grasshopper….

      • thwack June 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm #

        Nobody can resist a negro animal husbandry error.

    • ozone June 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

      Ah, thwack takes the first, (and very deliberate) step down the path to the commenters swamp of “poisonous nonsense”. Well done! (Who is it that’s going to give you a gold star and a cookie for that, eh?)

      • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

        What do you believe in? Besides yourself?

  7. PeteAtomic June 26, 2017 at 10:06 am #

    I’m just now reading about the 13 board members of the DNC, and I can completely understand where the identity fueled politics comes from.
    Many of them are associated with the gay community in one way or the other, and almost all of the DNC executives are involved in ‘social justice’ organizing/background.

    So this drive by the democrats for fringe issues is understandable. However, representing or focusing on only around 3-5% of the population (gays) isn’t going to win you many elections.

    • K-Dog June 26, 2017 at 10:19 am #

      Fringe issues so real issues are ignored. A Technicolor paisley painted bus of merry pranksters to keep you forever distracted.

      But unbeknown to the Democratic elite we don’t all drive Subaru Outbacks with ten pounds of bumper stickers below our rear window. Equal rights for the one-celled creatures being one of them!

      Thus we are not all so easily manipulated and this means eight years of Trump not four.

      • draupnir June 26, 2017 at 11:43 am #

        They have nothing to offer their traditional base so their traditional base has repudiated them. I can’t understand why they don’t get it. They really can’t make up the difference with identity politics though they tried mightily. The disgraceful behavior of young Democrats on college campuses is so repulsive that most people wouldn’t want to be associated with a party that encouraged such behavior, which is a clear future danger to our freedoms. I’ve voted the straight Democratic ticket since Jimmy Carter, but probably never again. I hope they’re out in Coventry for a very long time. They can just sit on the sidelines and think about what they’ve done. They can’t buy their way out of this one, apparently. Good.

        It’s deliciously amusing to watch them struggle to find the correct formula to bring about the return of their power I expect that soon they will bring in psychics, Wiccans and astronomers – anything to avoid addressing the real problem, which is that they offer us nothing – not even good governance or fiscal responsibility and have no intention of making any changes – they wallow happy in their corruption. It’s become increasingly obvious that the party is nearly over and the piper must soon be paid. They’ve frittered away our substance on blow and whores. I doubt the Republicans are much better, but they are less tainted. I’m reserving judgment.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

          Not necessarily. They had a winning formula: flood America with 3rd World immigrants who vote Democrat. It was working but they just couldn’t be patient enough to let it quietly continue. And they had illegals voting as has now been revealed. Check out the very interesting video of Obama saying that you become an American by voting. These people need to be smashed if we are going to have any hope of a viable future.

      • ozone June 26, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

        K-dog,
        Jeffrey St. Clair can’t quite come up to the lyrical chops of JHK, but he can almost match him in incisive snark! Check it regarding the Ossoff deflation down in Jaw-ja (where da deb’bil went with his fiddle)….

        “The attack ad that really doomed Ossoff wasn’t the grotesque smear that ludicrously tried to link him to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, but a relatively routine spot that predicted he’d become the political automaton of Nancy Pelosi. In a region that understands the relationship between master and slave, this ad rang true. Throughout the entire campaign, Ossoff had shown not the slightest impulse toward independence of thought or character. He was a creature of a party establishment which had long since auctioned off its soul to the same Wall Street predators that had looted the textile factories, fields and ports of the Southland as ruthlessly as General Sherman during his incendiary march to the sea.”

        Oopsie, Like our host, I think he’s got something there!

        counterpunch.org/2017/06/23/democrats-in-the-dead-zone/

    • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

      They have substituted race for class – so their ill gotten gains and graft go unnoticed. The horror that they have unleashed on White America doesn’t bother them, it’s very useful in fact. Keep the Whites down and produces ever more calls for a Police State against violent minorities and the uppity Whites who dare resist them.

  8. FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2017 at 10:11 am #

    Hillary Clinton’s Legacy: The Black World Project

    Americans who consider themselves Christians under the influence of Hillary Clinton began to feel subconscious sympathy for Russia and its president, as President Obama himself actually responded to reproaches in his unwillingness to fan a scandal over the notorious hacking by Russia of US Democratic Party servers.

    In fact, he made an inoculation to the American people, provoking an irresistible aversion to the arguments that Hillary’s adherents are using now to delegitimize the elections, which were won by Donald Trump, and also to condemn Russia for intolerant adherence to “Russian Orthodox Fascism.”

    These arguments have been working forever, but now the Americans suddenly lost interest in them, recalling the electoral promise of Hillary to force all Christian churches to comply with US laws prohibiting discrimination of same-sex couples on the basis of sexual orientation, including when rendering such ritual services as a wedding.

    Combined with Clinton’s desire to protect Muslims from Donald Trump, this would ensure the religious nature of the civil war that would inevitably erupt in the event of her winning. And now it has ensured the Americans’ unwillingness to listen to the screams of Hillary’s supporters demanding the election results to be canceled on the grounds that they were won by the “Manchurian candidate”.

    The Americans rejected not only Hillary Clinton herself, but also rejected the sect she personifies, and the ideology she brings to the world as a kind of World Project.

    I would like to call this spiritual and ideological community the Killary Clinton’s Witnesses, but the most cursory analysis of this ideology, in particular, the proclamation of hatred for Russia, Orthodoxy and Slavdom, leads into the depths of the centuries, not only to Ahnenerbe, but also to the deeper layers of the “Black World Project”, and, possibly, the “Black Papacy”.

    • sophia June 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

      Russian Orthodox Fascism? That makes my blood boil. How dare she. The Eastern Orthodox Church has never been discriminatory, has all races and always has, translates its services into the native tongues and always has, and is the only one that respectfully converted native Americans to Christianity.

    • SpeedyBB June 29, 2017 at 8:47 am #

      I want to complain Fincaln. I googled up ‘Ahnenerbe’ and wasted another precious hour and a half of my life entranced by the amazing / goofy / silly / insane Nazi ‘blood and earth’ stuff I had somehow missed out on in previous studies.

      They went off the deep end, but were so convinced (and convincing, in a screwy way) that you want to keep reading to see if there’s anything of value there.

      Actually I won’t complain, because I’m always ready to be confronted with disturbing reading matter and this one was the ticket.

      Darre indeed. Even chicken-farmer Himmler couldn’t keep up with him.

  9. marcus1 June 26, 2017 at 10:13 am #

    Jim, me thinks you underestimate the creative and intellectuall power of the financial wizards. Last time they needed a few trillion from the Feds and one trillion from the craven Congress critters. And with the biggest bullshit artist in the Executive office– no problem.

    Never bet against the moneyed elites. Always been good investment guideline.

    • malthuss June 26, 2017 at 10:15 am #

      How long can they continue printing currency without hyperinflation?

      • seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 10:46 am #

        The classic definition is Debt/GDP does not really apply to America. You have to add in all the countries that use the dollar in that definition. That is a really hard thing to estimate because a lot of countries use both their own currency and the dollar.

        • SpeedyBB June 29, 2017 at 9:09 am #

          I read that there are more cash dollars in circulation in the Russian Federation than rubles.

      • draupnir June 26, 2017 at 11:54 am #

        They want hyperinflation – not. of course, the Weimar sort, but the hyperinflation of the 70’s during and after the oil embargo. I believe they are quite frustrated that their machinations haven’t produced it yet, but they remain undeterred.

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill June 26, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

        Thus far they have printed much, much longer and farther than the modern day disciples of Austrian economics thought possible. Most of these so-called “sound money” disciples were predicting imminent Mad Max world shortly after the 2008 debacle, yet here we are, still sinking slowly into the long emergency. Not that the endless printing can continue forever, but maybe, just maybe, these so-called libertarian Austrian theories are just one more sadly deficient line of economic thought/belief that works really well in theory but not so much in reality.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2017 at 10:30 am #

      They stopped printing money a few years back under Obama, except for legitime budget emergency, the amount that the world economy could digest easily without going into rampant hyperinflation.

      Necessary for the transition of US into energy-exporting superpower recently announced by President Trump.

      • marcus1 June 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

        How can there be hyperinflation? The moneyed elites don’t want it. Better a depression. Then you can cream the assets at better prices.
        Besides, hyper or even high inflation won’t work in an economy that is based on squeezing the middle class. Hyperinflation would destroy buying power and without buying corporations fold from lack of profits. Inflation will remain at 2-3% average for the next 20 years at least. That will do the trick. Extract all ability of the middle class to save for major asset purchases.

        No there will be no “emergency” just a grinding down of the middle class to third world type of existence–10% will eventually own 99% of the assets. Past is prologue.

        • TiredOfTheTreadmill June 26, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

          Exactly. This isn’t an economy it’s a mining operation. Just like big pharma, healthcare, the energy exporting bull shit story, etc… They all left the realm of operating in the classical economic sense long ago. It’s all become one big human mining operation. This is Capitalism in its cannibalistic stage. We are there. At least it isn’t soylent green. Yet.

    • shotho June 26, 2017 at 7:48 pm #

      H-m-m-m, France – 1789; Russia – 1917; China – 1949. The list goes on if one cares to consult history.

  10. pequiste June 26, 2017 at 10:15 am #

    The New American Emetic Party: primarily putting positively pure “puke” into the peoples’ politics.

  11. Petro June 26, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    While I agree with most of what James has offered this morning, I don’t buy into the “contempt for men” item (which he does not elaborate on). Yes, men have been hurt disproportionally in the economic wind-down, which the Democrats had a big hand in speeding along, but the male gender targeted on purpose? If you’re going to say minorities have to quit whining and step it up, so too should men. Men: man up and kwichyerbitchin. There is no conspiracy to castrate you, just as there was never a war on Christmas. Our situation is FUBAR. Laid off from your desk job, or the one screwing bolts into car doors? Do something else; learn something useful. Something even creative, maybe. Or learn to do with less, and learn to simply DO less. Every Central American town I’ve been to has a central plaza, always with loads of men (and women) sitting in the shade and chatting, reading, staring at the birds, etc. Dmitry Orlov points this out re. the Soviet collapse. The men who could tolerate being less busy, unemployed, or bored survived (apparently there’s always plenty for women to do, whether they have a job or not). Those who couldn’t drank themselves to death (this is where post-collapse home craft beer brewing or distilling may come in handy).

    • K-Dog June 26, 2017 at 10:37 am #

      I was at a public concert last weekend (our new Jimmi Hendrix Park to be exact) and between the music sets I had to endure poetry in praise of the ‘beautiful black woman’ intermixed with raw hate of the ‘privileged white man’.

      I was sitting next to a beautiful mixed race woman who turned to me and said:

      Parts of me are offended!

      I smiled and replied to her:

      All of me is!

      If you don’t agree with the “contempt for men” item you need to get out more. It is quite real. Everybody too lazy to work now hates the rich white man and considers every one of us who works and makes even just a smidgen over the poverty line rich.

      Why, because hating is the easiest thing to do! Easier even than watching the Colbert show and getting all your learning there. Certainly easier than examining issues deeply. Everyone follows the leader now and cowardly and convenient hate from the safety of a crowd feels safe and satisfying. History however shows it to be quite dangerous.

      • malthuss June 26, 2017 at 10:52 am #

        Free events that draw large crowds are to be avoided, imo.
        Especially State Fairs, etc, that Blacks go to.

        • K-Dog June 26, 2017 at 11:08 am #

          The crowd was not so big and was a delightful mix of all colors.

          She was not just beautiful. She was a feast for sore eyes. Breathtaking.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2017 at 11:59 am #

            I’m with you on the contempt for men bit. It even offends me, and until recently, people would have considered me fiercely feminist.
            About the mixed race thing – I think I may have mentioned before that that’s the new normal, whenever I go into even “black” neighborhoods I see racially mixed kids.
            Yet I keep hearing people yammer on about race as if it is still the JFK era.
            The world has moved on.
            There was no War on Christmas? Just, all of a sudden, everyone in business, government, and media had, ALL AT THE SAME TIME, the impulse to start saying “holiday” when they meant “Christmas”?

          • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

            There can be no Western Culture without the People of the West – Whites. No one else can be us. As Raspail said of France: Maybe it will work out, the lights staying on and the factories open. But it won’t be France. O Beryl, how could you not know this? Taking you as a representative type, you have broken my heart.

            Yes, of course there is a war on Christmas. It’s part of the War on Christianity. The Elite aren’t Christian – and that makes them very bad rulers to a country that largely is.

        • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

          True. I am even careful to go to the mall during school hours to avoid the young blacks. And the State Fair? Fergeddaboutit. No way. It’s not safe. Plus, I always have my 5 shot 38 in my purse. If anybody thinks I’m nutz, just watch the Colin Flaherty channel on yooutube, or the Tommy Sotomayor ones.

          It’s only going to get worse, IMHO.

          Squeeky Fromm
          Girl Reporter

          • Anon1970 June 26, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

            At least part of the increase in popularity of online shopping can be attributed to the increased crime (real or perceived) at many malls. The Midtown Mall in Rochester, NY was torn down several years ago and the large Northland Center mall in Southfield, MI closed in 2015 and is slated for demolition. Southfield, once a rapidly growing suburb on Detroit’s northern city limits is now majority black. Southfield’s population peaked in the 2000 census.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

            You have revived my flagging spirits and faith in American Womanhood after Beryl’s terrible post above.

      • Petro June 26, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

        Dog, I get out plenty. There’s lots to offend everyone out there. Stop being so sensitive. Grow a thicker coat of fur.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm #

      A strange post, equal parts ignorance and wisdom. Are we supposed to be happy as our nations are taken from us by a rapacious elite – who then replace us with other people?

      Quite true about the endless busyness and greed though: that’s how they got us. We had to “open” China to make money – which meant open China to take our jobs and manufacturing and open America to take the cheap goods. All perfectly sound Capitalism in that it made money for the shareholders. Capitalism is a destroyer of Nations and leads inevitably to a Global Horror – just like Communism. They cooperate very, very well since they know this even if the hoi polloi do not.

      The idle men in Central America were scheming on how to invade America. C’mon guy, get a clue.

      • sophia June 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

        Janos, what system do you propose?

    • djc June 26, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

      I still think there is a war on men but your post is a good one and I agree with most of it.

  12. bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 10:19 am #

    Nothing will save us except a complete overthrow of the neoliberal order. Nationalize healthcare and public utilities. Do not allow private profit to be creamed from the two aforementioned issues. Make higher education free. Make all jobs pay a guaranteed living wage. Convert to renewable energy. Make the corporations and the rich pay their fair share of taxes. Stop the system of legalized bribery that our Congress has become. Guarantee every citizen the right to vote. Rebuild infrastructure with a massive jobs program. Stop the useless wars and foreign entanglements we are endlessly engaging in. Put people back to work repairing and building infrastructure and sustainable energy systems. Beef up the existing railroads to create a sustainable public transportation system and get people out of cars. And replace factory farming with whatever it takes; small, localized farms and a diet with little or no meat.

    • malthuss June 26, 2017 at 10:53 am #

      balblabla.

      Rebuild infrastructure with a massive jobs program. Robotics are the future.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

        Now I think it’s a machine.

      • JimInFlorida June 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

        As the current downward trajectory stands, yes, robotics are the future. A future one should RESIST and REFUSE to passively accept.

        A hellish future where people are completely severed from the ability to participate in the supply and distribution chain.

        A matrix that demands immediate payment for the privilege of living in it YET, takes away your ability to convert your time and labor into steady wages to pay that bill? The first part already exists but, the second is what automation will accelerate.

        I know that is when some people will call for the Basic Minimum Income (BMI) since the vast majority of payroll jobs will eventually be automated. Only task rabbit and temp gigs will exist in a robot age and NONE of them offer the kind of income stability to make long term commitments on anything i.e mortgage, marriage, middle-class lifestyle, etc. Chairman Mao’s answer to Henry Kissinger will finally be fulfilled.

        It will be impossible to survive without a BMI, which will require you to sign yourself into legal slavery. You will be required to conform to insane diktats and show proof that you met those demands. It will be 100% private with government guns to ensure compliance. And so, the severing of We Teh Sheep from the last tattered remnants of our so-called Constitutional rights will be complete.

        Luddite saboteurs and vandals will be the new heroes of the age. But, it’s too late as they should have given battle in the wake of deregulation, Reaganomics, deindustrialization, and offshoring.

        • michael June 26, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

          This could have been advanced with more force as the transition from 80% of the population employed in agricultural activities shrank to 5%, yet your vision did not materialize then. Why should it now?

          • JimInFlorida June 27, 2017 at 9:30 am #

            michael, the military-industrial complex initially absorbed a lot of ex-farm labor. Many went to the factories which offered better pay, fewer hours, and economic rights. Higher education was affordable and the children of the farmers could go to college, thus giving them an escape from the farm life. Technology was still human-scaled and still served real needs. That is why the mass Luddite revolt didn’t happen.

            Industrial America is long gone and the debt-fueled consolation prize of the service economy is dead. Unlike the transition from agriculture to industry to services, we have no replacement to employ the masses as in the past. The warp and weft of organic society is gone and all that’s left are the tatters; hanging individually off in space. Those tatters were once part of the whole and they know who abused them into their condition.

            High tech jobs are inherently self-destroying as they create the very systems that will put humans out of work. In the same vein as EROEI, we have “Employment Return on Education Invested.” THAT “EROEI” is in deep negative territory as today’s Bachelor’s degree yields less economic benefit than what a High School diploma once gave in 1960.

            ALL OF THE ABOVE is why my outlook will finally come to pass.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

      In other words, minorities get to kill Whites on sight as in Old Haiti. That’s what any Communist revolt in America will come down to. But unfortunately for you, we are heavily armed. Thank God for the 2nd Amendment! None of the others mean a thing without the Guardian that makes them possible.

      • ZrCrypDiK June 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm #

        Max von Sydow?!… He whuz in Flash Gordon and Conan, no? My empty throneroom!!!

        • ZrCrypDiK June 26, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

          EDIT: he whuz in Dune also?!?

          • ZrCrypDiK June 26, 2017 at 5:33 pm #

            What R U trying to tell us, JIM?!? They’re all crooked?!? *WHAT* !

    • Sean Coleman June 26, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

      Bentley

      There is so much one could pick out of your wall of rhetoric but I’ll stick with renewable energy.

      In Britain Tony Blair’s ‘New Labour’ (the ‘new’ means it was modern, intelligent, rational and hip) signed up to impossible reductions in electricity generated from fossil fuels and its substitution by ‘renewable’ energy (‘renewables’ in the approved jargon). Coal-fired power stations were closed down and replaced by new ones running on North Sea gas. The problem there is that the gas supplies did not last long.

      What those ‘renewables’ were going to consist of was a boring detail to be worked out later. There was excited talk about ‘burying’ the carbon dioxide deep underground but nobody has yet worked out how to do this as far as I am aware. The important thing, at the height of the AGW hysteria, was to sign up to cuts and Britain appears to have embraced the fantasy more wholeheartedly and unreservedly than any other state on earth. (In a similar way British civil servants went about implementing the endless bureacratic mini-rules of the EU command ecnomy with a zeal that must have puzzled their more cynical European counterparts.)

      Covering the country with windmills is the best they have come up with (and more or less the only thing) but the penny took a long time to drop that the windmills’ generating capacity was quite a different thing to actual output (which depends on the wind actually blowing) and that you’d need back-up generators running on fossil fuel anyway.

      Still and all, I’d be interested to learn of your amazing ideas for ‘renewables’, seeing as you already have everything worked out.

      And congratulations. I have read this far and you haven’t called on anyone to be censored yet. Is this a sign of a new political maturity as you enter your mid-twenties?

      • daveed June 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm #

        “And congratulations. I have read this far and you haven’t called on anyone to be censored yet. Is this a sign of a new political maturity as you enter your mid-twenties?”

        I don’t know what Bentley’s age might be, but I can’t disagree with most of his suggestions.

        And I’m not sure what your meanderings about burying CO2 underground had to do with renewable energy.

        When it all comes down around our ears, I’ll be heading over to Bentley’s camp, where, it seems, are ideas and solutions.

        • daveed June 26, 2017 at 11:05 pm #

          While I still agree, mostly, with Bentley’s suggestions for a better world…..after mucho deliberation, I’ve decided not to set out for Camp Bentley, when we enter the World Made by Hand epoch.

        • benr June 29, 2017 at 11:48 am #

          Would it not be far easier to use trees as a carbon sink just like nature intended all along?
          Carbon dioxide is a life gas needed by most plants and trees.
          Lets face another simple fact that soda would sure suck without all that bubbly Carbon Dioxide in it!

      • benr June 29, 2017 at 11:45 am #

        Sadly the renewable energy craze fails to take into account just how toxic creating all that nonsense really is.
        Windmills kill birds and clutter the visuals, they also use exotic materials that are toxic to create and build with.
        Solar panels are even more toxic please look up all the toxic sludge making them leaves behind and we can’t forget the rare earth minerals needed to produce them and the batteries required for storing all the energy at night. Lest we also forget mining of rare earth minerals and the countries currently possessing them are also rather dangerous in their own right.

    • cbeard June 26, 2017 at 8:21 pm #

      Roosevelt wanted electric power generation to be a public utility but didn’t get his way on that one. The nationalization of health care is the only thing left to try on the medical front. But, big insurance and the medical establishment will fight that tooth and nail. It makes no sense whatsoever not to use all available forms of renewable energy. It probably can’t totally replace fossil fuels, nuclear generation, at least not yet . But it could reduce your power bills by half of more if everyone had solar panels on the roof, windmills, hydro power etc. and could avoid the building of new nuclear reactor boondoggles such as the one currently under construction in Georgia. It has had massive cost overruns and the contractor has gone bankrupt. Investors include other utilities all around the state including other power companies and municipalities. I agree higher ed should be like K through 12th grade and paid for by the necessary evil taxes. No expensive sports programs, stadiums, overpaid coaches and the like. Everyone should pay the same rate. Again everyone. No deductions, period. Infrastructure should be rebuilt but done as the Romans and meant to last for the ages. The bridges and such that are built today have a lifespan of maybe 50 years or so. As for useless wars and foreign entanglements I couldn’t agree more. Attack no one unless you are attacked. A little nationalism would go a long way. Also beefing up railroads, eliminating factory farms are good ideas. But I draw the line on no meat. I love my paleo diet goddamnit. None of this will be possible to do until overpopulation is addressed. By limiting births and immigration. Make America White again.

      • ZrCrypDiK June 27, 2017 at 5:48 am #

        I liked it! Paleo and all dat! Here’s whut it reminded me of: (HOWLING AT TEH MOON)

        youtube.com/watch?v=9sJI9RDIJn4

      • sophia June 27, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

        If the world went vegetarian there would be even less wildlife as all arable land would be in use to provide the endless grains for the population. Nature is a balance of plants and animals. If you eat dairy, you have pregnant cows, who give birth to 50% males. What to do with the males? If you eat eggs, chickens give birth to 50% roosters. What to do with the roosters. But you can’t have agriculture without manure. You need animals. Old MacDonald ran a good farm.

        Raising meat is far less intensive than raising vegetables, which is really difficult. But rain falls from the sky and the grass grows by itself. You put a few head of cattle out to pasture and they take care of themselves. The idea that meat is not sustainable is a myth.

  13. Piper Michael June 26, 2017 at 10:22 am #

    Good morning James.
    Every Monday and Friday, now days, I gain a completely new respect for your independence of thought, and honesty of ideological integrity, which is to inform and warn the American public of the coming world made by hand. In that vein, I used to be a robotics engineer, now, I’m a blacksmith.

    • capt spaulding June 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

      Robotic blacksmiths.

  14. Walter B June 26, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    Oh James, well done – exceptional actually! I too registered as a Democrat in 1972 though as time passed and I realized that the jackasses and the Dumbo’s were pretty much just different flavors of the same shit sandwich, I have found myself supporting independents and libertarians (not that they are much better). Donald Trump has actually become the first independent president to be elected since the take over by the Big Two and he has already achieved two serious distinctions. He has proven that the reds and the blues are actually all just purples and he is clearly indicating that no matter WHO gets elected, they will either march to the drum of unending and increasing war for profit or join Jack Kennedy at the wrong end of a “lone gunman”.

    Yes the “system” is corrupt beyond salvation so it can only produce corrupt garbage to represent it or rule it. President Trump will be allowed to be the puppet de jour as long as he feeds the beast and with Russia, China, NK, and Iran as well as all the others all lining up nicely in the sights, I would say that even he, the independent is doing what he is told. Who will follow him, who will be the next puppet? Do you really feel that there will be a next or that if there is will it really matter?

    • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 10:47 am #

      What happened is that the Democratic Party abandoned the working class. This started mainly under Bill Clinton and his triangulation with the GOP and trade deals and destruction of banking regulations and the social safety nets. That paved the way for the idiotic demagogue Donald J Trump.

      • Anon1970 June 26, 2017 at 11:36 am #

        The mainstream media laughed at Ross Perot when he talked about disappearing jobs under NAFTA in the 1992 election campaign. It turns out he was right.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

          I notice that there are committed Democrats who seem to believe George Bush is responsible for NAFTA.
          I wonder how that happened?

        • seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

          He was exactly right.

        • djc June 26, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

          True, very true. I voted for Perot twice.

          • daveed June 26, 2017 at 10:01 pm #

            Me too. Same election.

        • malthuss June 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm #

          The mainstream media laughed–BC the Media was in on it.
          The Royal Scam.

        • CirclesnCircles June 27, 2017 at 12:31 am #

          Most specifically, I believe he said, with his customary intensity when he knew he was right, “Do you hear that giant sucking sound? That’s the sound of million of jobs leaving America.”

          He was something else. Boy, do I love a straight shooter. He got my vote too.

          • sophia June 27, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

            Interesting that there are so many Ross Perot voters here. I did too. And voted 3rd party ever since, although this last time I had to make an exception.
            But I repent of my foolishness and probably won’t vote again.

      • capt spaulding June 26, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

        Bill Clinton was one of the most successful Republican presidents we ever had.

      • sophia June 27, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

        I agree but it was Nixon that sold us down the river.

        • Walter B June 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm #

          They all sold us down the river after JFK and they continue to do so today. They are the rulers and we are the shit and never the twain shall meet.

    • Anon1970 June 26, 2017 at 11:54 am #

      Yes, the system is corrupt and the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court in 2010 made it even more corrupt. At my age (a little older than JHK), I don’t care much anymore. I have not received an order from the Department of Homeland Security to report to the nearest train station for “relocation”; so things could be a lot worse.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

      He’s getting his travel ban.
      That’s going against the Powers That Be, if only slightly.
      Not much to go on, but it’s something.

  15. FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    Yes the “system” is corrupt beyond salvation

    Nothing is beyond salvation, except for the nuclear winter.

    Actually, the way I see it, things are looking up!

  16. seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 10:43 am #

    When China passes America in GDP, the call for it to be the world reserve currency will begin. If the America does not act to contain or destroy it, like Britain did to Germany in World War 1 and 2, it will become the dominant world power. The caveat to that is of course it was Britain’s surrogate and puppet America who became the dominant world power, while the British Empire crumbled. Who will become the dominant world power in the aftermath of a China vs America war. the answer is obvious. Russia. And the American Empire will crumble.

    • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 10:52 am #

      Whatever happened to the idea of ending the human folly of war? Will mankind never evolve? With your attitude, the answer is no. War is the biggest racket. A huge money-making scheme.

      • Walter B June 26, 2017 at 11:12 am #

        Well bentley12, there are forces outside of humankind that tell us that if we all work together and take care of one another and work as a team we can accomplish anything and everything, including peace. Unfortunately there are other, counter acting forces reminding humanity that those that HAVE must fight to keep it and screw anybody else, as well as reminding those who don’t have much that killing the other guys and taking their stuff is the faster, easier way to getting ahead. Greed and self centered behavior, commodities that bloom in American societies with reckless abandon will prevent anything but war from being utilized as a means to an end. There is a reason that Armageddon is foretold as the outcome of human efforts because it is far easier to take than to give and lazy bastards always rise to the top.

      • elysianfield June 26, 2017 at 11:55 am #

        “Whatever happened to the idea of ending the human folly of war? Will mankind never evolve? ”

        Bentley,
        Might as well bitch and moan that the sun comes up ONLY in the East and sets ONLY in the West….if only that could change….

      • Anon1970 June 26, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

        Humans have been fighting each other since caveman days. Why do you think that would change?

    • benr June 29, 2017 at 11:55 am #

      Having dealt with the “cream” of the Chinese youth I can say they are nothing to fear.
      They are more addicted to iphones than even American kids.
      Spoiled, self entitled, liars self indulgent, and lazy.
      All of them want nothing to do with living in China when they get home sick and leave they always return with a rather haunted look in the eye and say how horrible China is now.
      Polluted, dirty, crowded, and everything is super expensive.
      Most of China will die of cancer in the next forty years.

  17. venuspluto67 June 26, 2017 at 10:48 am #

    I think there’s a lot of people such as myself who supported the Democratic Party for a long time but just couldn’t drink the Kool-Aid anymore as it became an increasingly hollowed-out parody of itself. Our state Democratic Party here in Wisconsin is really…special. As abysmally stupid, complacent, and corrupt as they come. I blame them for the rise of “Fitzwalkerstan” as much as I do the Republicans, right-wing talk-radio, and the Koch brothers.

    • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 10:55 am #

      It’s true that if the Democratic Party doesn’t stop running pieces of wood like John Ossoff, it is doomed to obscurity.

      • Anon1970 June 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

        Republicans have the same problem in California. I don’t think they hold a single statewide office. The top two candidates in the 2016 primary to replace US Senator Boxer were both Democrat women of color and they both appeared on the November ballot.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

      I’m in New York. We have you beat, when it comes to corrupt Democrats.
      Nyah nyah.
      I’m glad to see someone else (Mr. Kunstler) with a clear take on Andrew Cuomo.
      Notice the Uniparty was so happy with Andrew, the last time around, it was only Carl “Crazy Carl” Paladino who could oppose him.

      • venuspluto67 June 26, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

        The corruption of the Wisconsin Dems is pretty small-potatoes stuff, but it’s enough to be noisome. :-/

      • Anon1970 June 26, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

        When it comes to public corruption, former Illinois Secretary of State (D) ranks way up there.

        “Powell died in 1970, in Rochester, Minnesota, as an outpatient of the Mayo Clinic. Some newspapers, such as the Pantagraph of Bloomington, Illinois, wrote disparaging editorials about Powell immediately after his death, alleging corruption, and were criticized for it. However, the media criticism of Powell would soon prove to be accurate.

        Although his salary was never more than $30,000 a year, upon his death, shoeboxes, briefcases and strongboxes with more than $800,000 in cash were found in his hotel suite residence at the St. Nicholas Hotel in Springfield, Illinois.[2] In his hotel room he also had 49 cases of whiskey, 14 transistor radios, and two cases of creamed corn. When settled in 1978 his estate was worth $4.6 million, of which $1 million was racetrack stock. A federal investigation determined that Powell had acquired much of his wealth through illegal cash bribes, which he received for giving noncompetitive state contracts to political associates. The State of Illinois received a $222,999 settlement from his estate; in addition, several state contractors were imprisoned for their roles in the affair. ” (more on Wikipedia)

        • Anon1970 June 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

          Add Paul Powell after Secretary of State

      • Walter B June 29, 2017 at 10:49 pm #

        I happen to know people who have had face to face dealings with your governor and from what I have been told he is scary bad, evil in fact and I will not go any further into that subject. How someone like him gets to where he has gotten is beyond belief.

  18. seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 10:57 am #

    Has anyone noticed how Amy Schumer looks like Reagan MacNeil all growed up. Every time I see her on stage I picture her spewing pea soup on the audience and her head spinning around.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

      If she weren’t Chuckie’s cousin, you would never have heard of her.
      This is corporatist entertainment at its finest.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

      Ever watch the Chucky movies? Amy is Chucky Schumer’s niece. He’s the new weeper since Orange Man was pushed out in favor of Martha Washington.

  19. EvelynV June 26, 2017 at 11:00 am #

    Every so often I have to wonder if upping his output to 2 a week hasn’t resulted in producing thinner gruel.

    This Exorcist themed scree was weak. I’m thinking JHK thought so too but just didn’t have the motivation for a re-write.

    Sometimes I’m eager to forward his tracts to friends who I expect will be impressed with what he writes. Some, I would never pass on. Today’s was one of those.

    • K-Dog June 26, 2017 at 11:11 am #

      I disagree. I think he has gotten better since he went bi-weekly. The extra attention, far from thinning the gruel, enriches it.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

        Agree. The Pea Soup Gruel is very rich today.

      • Anon1970 June 26, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

        You mean semi-weekly.

        • malthuss June 26, 2017 at 6:23 pm #

          Nice catch.

        • SpeedyBB June 29, 2017 at 10:47 am #

          Fortnightly.

          There, I fixed it for you.

          You’re welcome.

          (Of course I’m joking. But I do always avoid ‘bimonthly’, ‘biannually’ ‘biweekly’ for this reason.)

          (And I advise ESL students to do the same.)

    • daveed June 26, 2017 at 10:11 pm #

      I think you mean ‘screed’ (?). Scree has to do with mountain slopes and rocks and such. By the way, I agree with you.

    • njguy73 June 26, 2017 at 11:03 pm #

      Allow me.

      ‘Murica is nothing but of bunch of Cheez-Doodle-gobbling, NASCAR-worshiping, bad-architecture-loving lumpenproletariat!

      Feel better?

    • sophia June 27, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

      I really liked today’s offering.

  20. Dumbedup June 26, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    I could not be more disappointed in Bernie Sanders if I tried. But I do not believe this country is governable by anyone right now. The Democrats might be overgrown with identity politics and globalism, but both parties are corrupted by Wall Street (which does not manufacture anything with intrinsic value) money and power, and the Republican Party is engaging in class warfare by using gerrymandering (the rules of which may be changing) to exclude anyone but their own, and by attacking the lifestyle of the poor and disabled. They want to tear down the 80 year old support system in this country in the name of their brand of “Federalism” and “we can’t afford it” all while enabling Wall Street raconteurs and massively building up the military and imposing the Federal government in our lives in other ways. This is not a matter of decentralizing the government and lessening its power. It is about changing the centers of that power and refocusing on those things which benefit Republicans. The Koch brothers have spoken and this is cold, calculating power politics at its finest.

    Meanwhile, the man elected President, who criticized the incessant wars of the Bush Administration, has escalated conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, North Korea and China. Why? Because he is a risk taker. He believes he can use government and Presidential Decrees to coerce or snuff out competitors and gain an advantage at the bargaining table. How’s that working out? Is the world more peaceful and stable yet?

    I think perhaps he has been tricked into this by the Generals and the military-industrial lobby to promote spending more on the military and overseas adventurism instead of caring for our own. It makes the justification, “we can’t afford it” when referring to unemployment, job training, education, infrastructure building and renovation and healthcare all the more appealing to the Brietbart and Fox News junkies, and the rednecks who cruise our Interstate Highways at 90 mph on your bumper with their AK47 in the rear window and 9 mm under the seat.

    If he has not been tricked then Trump has been co-opted. My personal opinion is that he is corrupt up to his eyeballs and any decent investigation will reveal all kinds of impeachable misconduct and Trump knows it. He is following the will of the hard right Republican Party because he knows (or they have told him through Mike Pence) that they will never impeach him as long as he signs their legislation.

    Healthcare in this country is not going to be fixed by repealing or amending the rules that govern coverage and reimbursement rates. The cost of healthcare is the issue not who pays for it. We spend so much on high end treatment that we cannot afford ordinary and routine treatment.

    No one is willing to tackle the healthcare issue because nobody has the guts to face the onslaught of lobbyists which would follow. People who should know better routinely confound coverage and care because politicians have duped the American people. Even people like Rand Paul say publicly that a complete repeal of the ACA will somehow transform healthcare and reduce the cost without one mention that the real problem is the underlying rackets. The people who belives such things have been conned by the age-old Republican mantra which claims that “less is more” and reducing federal bureaucracy is the answer because fewer rules make businesses better and more efficient and all of us more prosperous. Assuming for a moment that it would reduce the part of the bureaucracy that addresses payment, which it ultimately does not do, it does absolutely nothing to address the rules which allow price fixing, price gouging and the monopolistic behavior of hospitals, doctors, device makers and drug companies.

    The only real fix is to do something about cost, but the system is designed to be self-perpetuating because reducing healthcare from 1/6th (roughly 18%) of the economy to say the 10% level of most first world economies would threaten a recession in the US. The effect of remedies that address cost and spending may do that in the short term, but they could be minimized – if we could afford it. Even if there was a medical profession recession, the longer term effect would be healthy or business. Imagine what it would be like if the amount of money businesses (and government) budgeted per FTE to pay for health insurance healthcare was eliminated or even reduced by half. But when was the last time we had leadership in this country that was willing to tackle long term problems. We can only see the short term because we’ve been trained to think that way.

    No real solution to any serious problem we face that requires any degree of shared sacrifice will ever be discussed publicly as viable because they require statesmanship and leadership and we have no statesmen and no leaders, and if we did we don’t have the patience to put down our phones and listen to the modern equivalent of the “Lincoln-Douglas Debates.” The truth is that, until we start enacting reforms like term limits, limit lobbying and reform campaign contribution rules, no one will be able to govern this country and the attempt will make everyone look like a liar or incompetent.

    • seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm #

      Bottom line is that healthcare is the ultimate recipient of a diet that is killing us and vaccines that are Trojan Horses. Look at the Amish. Their cancer rates are a fraction of the average American. Why? Because most of them will not get vaccinated. Look at the average 7/11. You have a cancer causing isle and a cancer feeding aisle. Bottom line is you have to reject the medical industrial complex where ever possible and hold out from it as long as possible. Since time is undefeated, we all will eventually capitulate. If you study octegenarians, one of the things they have in common is they don’t go to doctors.

      • Dumbedup June 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

        Yes! When I heard Mick Mulvaney say we would not pay to care for people whose health issues were caused by poor lifestyle choices (diabetics) the first thing that came to mind was, “then force food companies and grocery stores to disclose the real truth behind the poisonous substances that masquerade as food.”

        • daveed June 26, 2017 at 10:14 pm #

          Who is Mick Mulvaney? Is he that actor/ wrestler guy?

          • Anon1970 June 26, 2017 at 11:11 pm #

            Mulvaney is Trump’s budget director.

            No one is forcing Americans to eat junk food at fast food restaurants or factory food from a box from supermarkets.

          • Elrond Hubbard June 27, 2017 at 11:45 am #

            Not “forcing”, technically. But one of the basic premises of economics is that incentives matter. What do you expect to happen when you flood society with cheap garbage that has been scientifically honed for maximum addictiveness?

            nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html

            If company X spends $10 marketing edible garbage, they expect to get back more than $10 in increased revenue, or they wouldn’t be doing it. The whole society works this way. You have to do more than just blame people for eating what’s put in front of them.

      • GhostOfHam June 26, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

        You might find these videos interesting:

        youtube.com/watch?v=zs55fU5kx1o&ab_channel=TheCorporationNation

        http://www.vaccinefraud.com

        • seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 9:34 pm #

          Good stuff. We need to get the word out that vaccines are contaminated. They are directly linked to the health care cost surge. They infected us with cancer causing viruses when they injected the entire nation with polio vaccines. They have an entire industry set up for this. Cancer is the goose that laid the golden egg and it is completely curable with cannabis.

  21. seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

    The best thing about Trump’s election is the world is no longer laughing at us. They’re laughing at him.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 2:24 pm #

      Listen to the Hillary Demon supporter try to avoid the inner work HE has to do!

      • seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

        The Comey tapes. Fake news from a fake president. And the kicker: Trump thinks it was brilliant strategy.

        • CirclesnCircles June 27, 2017 at 12:43 am #

          I read elsewhere that there are “tapes”. But that it was Comey who had done the recording.

          The story goes that: Trump suspected Comey of leaking and who-knows-what-else so, when Comey was away in Calif, Trump had the DOJ search his office including opening a safe there. They found recorded material and more.

          So, Comey gets fired before returning, never goes back to the office (not gonna happen) and the next morning Trump delivers his Tweet. Which was, apparently, his way of indicating to Comey, ‘hey, jackass, I’ve got your recordings so don’t fuck with me or I’ll fry you.”

          Don’t know if it’s true but….I like it!

          • seawolf77 June 27, 2017 at 7:49 am #

            Would explain the bizarre circumstances surrounding his firing.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 28, 2017 at 3:25 am #

            He’s a scumbag working for some political interest other than the good of the country. Trump had ever right to fire him – nay, the duty to do so once his nature become apparent.

  22. GhostOfHam June 26, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    Where do you think the dispossession will come from?

  23. Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    I see that Illinois, birthplace of Hillary Clinton, political birthplace of Barack Obama, seems to be experiencing some problems.
    Yet look who the Democrats ran for president, and look whose third term she would have been.

    Rush Limbaugh has said he used to believe the media was an arm of the Democratic Party, but now he realizes it is the other way around.
    I’m way ahead of him, except it isn’t two separate and distinct parties, and it hasn’t been for a long time.
    Sure, there are a few (very few) holdouts and stragglers, but it is a Uniparty. Once you understand that, the rest falls into place.

    Is Bernie Sanders the slowest learner in the history of the world, or is there more going on than the investigation of his wife’s little indiscretion?
    How much jail time would she get for that anyway? Enough to turn him into a total sellout?

    • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

      I’ll never forget the look on his face as he cast his vote for Hillary. A man in hell as he sold his soul. His wife’s face was the opposite: a gleeful Hillary idiot. They are a mismatch perhaps. If he is innocent of this, he should divorce her.

    • CirclesnCircles June 27, 2017 at 12:53 am #

      Yes, it will be interesting to see where this goes. You could be right that this investigation is to put the squeeze on him for some worthy info/dirt to continue the decapitation of the Dimwit Party.

      Or, it could be they want to destroy his influence in the way Team Clinton outted Gov Chubster of NJ with his little Bridgegate problem, to sideline one contender early on. It worked.

      This issue with his wife’s horrendous handling of that college has been know for some time but got conveniently sidelined for awhile.

  24. wm5135 June 26, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler – “We’ve entered a realm that is populated by nothing but demons — of our own design, by the way.” – Today’s take away line.

    I was an unwilling participant, a participant none the less. Betcha 5 bucks I’m the one that’s caused all this shit cause everyone else was on the sideline watching someone else destroy the nation.

    The Klan, Birchers, Communists, Hippies, Liberals, Conservatives, poor,rich,underclass,elites,blacks,hispanics,juice,muslims,Catholics,christians,gays,transgenders……those are the ones responsible for our demise. Could not have possibly been the citizens of the nation myopically pursuing their own self interest at their neighbors expense.

    Thank you all for your help in guiding me to my conclusion. Hope is in vain.

    • Elrond Hubbard June 26, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

      wm5135: “[T]hose are the ones responsible for our demise.”

      Golly Moses. After that list, who’s left? A voodoo doll made of blancmange?

  25. twomartinilunch June 26, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    And Princeton University has a Financial a Financial Engineering major.

  26. mow June 26, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    These last fifty years can be condensed into that short story “The Gentleman From Cracow” by IBS .

    • janet June 26, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

      Very optimistic assessment. At the end of “The Gentleman from Carcow” the villagers are truly regenerated. Their neighbors in the nearby town of Yanev send food, clothing, and dishes. Timber merchants send logs to rebuild the homes and public buildings. The people, including the scholars and town leaders, work diligently, so that a new town is soon created, one wiser and more truly pious. Never again do the townspeople lust for gold and fine things.

      We survive and thrive on mutual aid, not capitalist greed, as expressed so elegantly by Kropotkin.

      theanarchistlibrary.org/library/petr-kropotkin-mutual-aid-a-factor-of-evolution

      • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 2:31 pm #

        And neighbors in the Midwest and South work very hard to help each other in times of flood and tornado. Such social capital accrues from Ethnic Homogeneity. Christianity doesn’t hurt either.
        Oh yeah, the Poles have both. Interesting? Not really. Quite natural. What’s interesting is that people expect all of this without the Ethnic Homogeneity or without Religion.

        • janet June 26, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

          “Such social capital accrues from Ethnic Homogeneity.” –janos

          In times of war, who volunteers, who enlists? All races, all religions. Look at the graves in the National Cemetery. Because there is a larger identification as “American” everyone volunteers, including Muslims, Jews, Christians, atheists, etc.

          When we identify as human beings then narrower religious and ethnic identifications are overcome. For example, Israelis who volunteer to drive Palestinians to hospitals in Israel.

          Accrued social capital comes from our common humanity, not from a narrow identification based on our color or religion.

          Narrow, tribal, identification causes division and leads to conflict. But conflict is not inevitable. As they say on CFN, there will be wars, until there aren’t.

          Once there is a larger identification, e.g. member of NATO or EU, then, voila, there are no more wars between nations in western Europe, even though “ethnically homogeneous” western Europe did have a history of wars. With a larger identification they have had no wars for more than 70 years now.

  27. FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    All channels discuss two news: medical reform and Trump conversation with Comey

    As Sanders said medicine in the US is the sixth part of the economy (that is, 3 times more than the notorious Military Industrial Complex), but according to my impressions everyone understands that the medical reform is not something insignificant, but entirely is determined by the question of the tapes of Trump’s conversation with Comey, in which Trump “expressed the hope that Comey will sack the investigation into the connection between his first security adviser, General Flynn and the Russian ambassador”.

    And indeed those who watched Comey’s hearings could not get over the impression that it was the question of the tapes of this conversation that made Comey panic and expose Hillary, and then write the absurdity that he had leaked secret information about this conversation to the press, to ensure the appointment of a special prosecutor with unlimited authority (and what he sang at closed meetings, even scary to think!!!).

    He so panicked right during the hearings, that is, weeks after Trump’s mentioning of the possible existence of these tapes, as if he had offered Trump the head of Hillary Clinton in this conversation and was afraid of her revenge. Did not just offer her head, but offered to burn her alive!

    To burn her personally – only this explains the behavior of Trump and Comey between this conversation and Moscow’s warning about the readiness to shoot down American aircraft in the sky over Syria, after the US Air Force, apparently on Hillary’s orders, shot down a Syrian warplane in Syrian airspace.

    As far as I understand it is this without exaggeration ultimatum about the WWIII made Trump to pull his trump card now (that the record was made by intelligence agencies without his knowledge), and not save it for later.

    And we must say that this trick did work, since after the attempt on the Republican whip and friend of Trump on his birthday, this trump card finally buried hopes of overthrowing Trump by relatively legal means and forced the majority of Democrats to demand that the leadership of the Democratic Party stop spinning the RussiaGate.

  28. chipshot June 26, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

    “Can you think of a single figure in the Democratic faction who dares to oppose the lethal nonsense this party has been sponsoring and spewing?”

    Nina Turner

  29. janet June 26, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

    “to demand that the leadership of the Democratic Party stop spinning the RussiaGate” –finca

    Then, just coincidentally, the Russian Ambassador to the US, who received classified information from Trump, is leaving his post and returning to Moscow. Very convenient and timely departure.

    Kislyak’s exit will not stop the FBI investigation into Trump’s collusion with Putin to steal the election and become an illegitimate president.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

      And who will be investigating the FBI?

      s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/c4/bb/1b/c4bb1bfca2813ff72d915ae7f78bbfb2.jpg

      • janet June 26, 2017 at 2:31 pm #

        “And who will be investigating the FBI?” –finca

        finca, nobody is above the law or the constitution. The FBI has the Bureau of Professional Standards. They act like IA for the FBI. For more serious things, the Department of Justice would get involved.

        The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is a statutorily created independent entity whose mission is to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel.

    • sophia June 27, 2017 at 8:53 pm #

      Steal the election by revealing some truths in some emails, so that the public had an even clearer view of a certain candidate’s undemocratic activities? So you don’t think there should be whistleblowers? You don’t think there should be a wikileaks? You think the government or military should act secretly if they like?

  30. Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    amren.com/news/2017/06/college-fires-professor-said-otto-warmbier-deserved-die-young-rich-clueless-w…

    Academia is full of riff raff like this woman – people who believed every word of Howard Zinn’s evil book. She would love to be a commissar in a minority revolt against White America – and probably end up losing her head because she’s so unlikeable. And White. Can’t forget that!

    • janet June 26, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

      Every word of Howard Zinn’s excellent book, A People’s History of the United States, is true and documented. Eros wins over thanatos every time, janos. You cannot change the zeitgeist, though it is amusing to see you try.

    • malthuss June 26, 2017 at 6:26 pm #

      Otto was a Zionist.
      The rumor is Mossad asked him to spy. What do you think?

  31. RobH June 26, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    Jim

    You predict so clevely. Technicolor swan! Technicolor used black and white film and prisms to create a highly intense colour image

    So in fact your colour swan, is just a series of black swan events, which together create the bilious regurgitations of the possessed body politic in the pea soup and carrot vomit stream

    The swans need to be perfectly synchronised

    President Xi, Putin and Merkel? Oh and that orange bloke

  32. Sean Coleman June 26, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

    From Peter Hitchens’s Sunday column:

    “Russia last week shot down a Turkish jet which was threatening to attack Moscow’s allies in Syria.

    Russia recently sent heavy nuclear bombers to the Caribbean as a show of force.

    Russian artillery recently conducted a huge live-firing exercise close to its border with Nato member Lithuania.

    A Russian jet buzzed the personal aircraft of the US Defence Secretary over international waters.

    Disgraceful and dangerous behaviour, you say. And so it would be, if true.

    But in fact the opposite happened. A US Navy jet shot down a Syrian warplane. American nuclear bombers flew to the Baltic. Nato heavy artillery let rip close to the Russian city of Kaliningrad. A Nato jet buzzed the Russian Defence Minister’s plane.

    Who is actually turning up the heat here?”

    • FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

      Who is actually turning up the heat here?

      This is actually a very good question. Who does that? US? Or the Deep State of the US?

  33. ljnissen June 26, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

    Jim, I’m just wondering if you’ve read anything from Mark Blyth?

    He’s got the idea that it is the failure of the center-left politicians that has led to what he calls “Trumpism”. Normally, as you all know, the center-left parties are the ones looking after the interests of the poor.

    While preaching the virtues of globalization for the past 30 years, the politicians have in fact set themselves up for a good beating when the poorest 30 per cent of the populace see for themselves that globalization doesn’t work. These are the ones voting for Mr Trump.

    • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

      You said, “Normally, as you all know, the center-left parties are the ones looking after the interests of the poor.”

      Not me. I think the center-left parties just pretend to look after the interests of the poor to get votes, and to virtue-signal.

      My goodness, did Stalin or Castro look after the poor??? Or did they just pretend to, to get POWER and WEALTH for themselves.

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

      • FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2017 at 6:11 pm #

        My goodness, did Stalin or Castro look after the poor?

        Not sure about Castro, but Stalin EVERY year in spring lowered the prices on essential consumer goods, including food.

        Stalin also promoted small and medium businesses – so called “artels”, which produced everything from food to clothing and consumer electronics.

        Kruschev stopped both practices.

        • FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

          Also, Stalin was known for a very modest habits in his personal life and left very few possessions after his death.

          His BOTH sons were fighting on the Western Front against German invaders, one of whom, Yakov, was taken prisoner and died in captivity, after Stalin refused to exchange him for Field Marshall Paulus, saying “we do no exchange Field Marshalls for soldiers”.

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakov_Dzhugashvili

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

            From that article:

            While Soviet propaganda always asserted that Dzhugashvili was captured[citation needed], Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, wrote in her memoirs that her father believed his son deliberately surrendered to the Germans after being encouraged to do so by his wife.

            Stalin, she wrote, had Yulia imprisoned and interrogated as a result. In February 2013 Der Spiegel printed evidence that it interpreted as indicating that Yakov surrendered. A letter written by Dzhugashvili’s brigade commissar to the Red Army’s political director, quoted by Der Spiegel, states that after Dzhugashvili’s battery had been bombed by the Germans, he and another soldier initially put on civilian clothing and escaped, but then at some point Dzhugashvili stayed behind, saying that he wanted to stay and rest.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

        • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 6:49 pm #

          Re, the price cutting, you may enjoy this:

          academia.edu/30084607/_Stalins_Doctrine_of_Price_Reductions_during_the_Second_World_War_and_Postwar_…

          What caught my eye was, “Hessler’s and Filtzer’s arguments regarding the limitations of price reductions are correct. At a basic level, low retail prices meant very little when there was nothing to buy at those prices.”

          I did not read the whole thing, because the Soviet Union is not a big thing to me. Although, I do own a Mosin Nagant rifle and my uncle just bought me a Soviet era electric guitar, made in Czechoslovakia. I am small, so the gun is a little much for me, but I am hoping the guitar does not have the same recoil.

          Squeeky Fromm
          Girl Reporter

          • FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2017 at 7:19 pm #

            The Soviet grocery stores were full of everything – up to 1961, I saw it with my own eyes.

            But anyway, enjoy your guitar and Cold War era propaganda.

      • Elrond Hubbard June 27, 2017 at 10:34 am #

        You and he (i.e. Mark Blyth) are making the same point: that the center-left parties abandoned real concern for the needs of working and poor people in favour of serving the rich. In other words, the problem is the absence of an actual left — while Fox News screeches relentlessly about e.g. the iniquities of the “far left” Obama, who was basically an Eisenhower Republican.

        In Cuba, health care is universally available and free at point of use. I’d call that looking after the needs of the poor, and something that tens of millions of Americans have cause to envy. (You’re not actually conflating Stalin and Castro with the center left, are you? Who would be so far left that those two would constitute the ‘center’?)

        • malthuss June 27, 2017 at 10:48 am #

          In Cuba, health care is universally available and free at point of use.
          Funny. There is no such thing as a free lunch.

          • Elrond Hubbard June 27, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

            Quite true, which is why I said free ‘at point of use’. Other examples include most roads and sidewalks, police and fire services (except see below), schools (or else kids would have to pay every time they went in, like a movie theater), etc. Lots of government services work that way.

            Lots of private services, too. Most of the websites you visit probably don’t charge you, but they’re not free — the costs are paid out of advertising revenues, which ultimately come from the prices you pay for goods and services, or from them monetizing personal information about you. JHK pays for this website, but I would bet he considers it a means of attracting paying readers and/or Patreon donors.

            The advantage of universal health coverage is that it makes cost control more feasible (the heavily privatized U.S. health care system is spectacularly inefficient, as covered in JHK’s previous blog entry), doesn’t produce huge inequities in coverage, and satisfies a need that everyone has, all of which makes a society more likely to cohere rather than unravel as the U.S. is currently doing.

            I mentioned fire coverage. The idea that pay-as-you-go is always better than providing universal services is a travesty. Just ask Paulette and Gene Cranick, whose house burned down in front of them while firefighters stood around:

            kfvs12.com/story/13281481/fire-chief-responds-to-burning-questions-after-home-left-to-burn

            Universal services serve the common good. The gospel of “I’ve got mine, go look after yourself” serves the few at the expense of the many.

  34. FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2017 at 5:23 pm #

    The plot thickens:

    Trump demands apology, accuses Obama of having ‘colluded or obstructed’

    edition.cnn.com/2017/06/26/politics/trump-tweet-obama-russia-collusion-obstruction/index.html

    Trump is perfectly aware that Obama was not in charge of the White House since Hillary overthrew him on June 10, 2016. That could only mean one thing: Trump made a decision to make the fact of Hillary’s coup d’etat public and go after her for sedition.

    • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

      What the hell are you talking about?

      • FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

        How long have you been reading this blog?

        • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 7:01 pm #

          Too long. This is a sewer pit for alt-right trolls. I am surprised JHK can tolerate this nonsense.

          • elysianfield June 27, 2017 at 11:12 am #

            “I am surprised JHK can tolerate this nonsense”

            Why not? We are prepared to tolerate yours….

        • sophia June 27, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

          I, too, wonder what happened on June 10.

        • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 7:25 pm #

          So this is all a game, for entertainment purposes? I don’t find it much fun. I will stick to reading Chris Hedges, AlterNet, and Right Wing Watch, to name a few.

          • FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2017 at 7:27 pm #

            It still is a free country.

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

            Well, there’s your problem! You are stuck in an Echo Chamber, and all the sonic reverberations are like destroying your brain cells.

            Go to some conservative sites, like Breitbart, Zero Hedge, Free Republic, Ann Coulter, etc. and set up some counter balancing vibrations. In no time, your brain tissue will regenerate, and you stop those involuntary Tourette’s Syndrome things that make you blurt out those “Racist!”, “Fascist!”, “Xenophobe!” “Homophobe” comfort words at strange and inexplicable times.

            My goodness, but sometimes you Liberal types remind me of Dr. Strangelove involuntarily Heil Hitlering, Nazi saluting, and murmuring Mein Fuhrer during meetings.

            You guys need to get out more.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

  35. RB June 26, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

    I have been a long time consumer of CF. I have finally reached an age where I do not give a shit about anything. My vote has never counted. My opinion has never counted. I quit recycling and now I send all my crap to the dump. Screw the whales and the refugees. I do not care if the earth is obliterated by something from space. I don’t care if the water is poisoned nor if gays feel the absolute need to tell the world about their bedroom ventures. I am fed up with the sentimental bullshit and the woe is me whining of every group with imagined complaints. We are a fucked up nation, fucked up people dying from diseases never heard of 50 years ago. We are shoving drugs into our bodies and society goes nuts trying to save our sorry asses for another go at killing ourselves. I do not care about racism. I do not care about anyone’s situation other than my own. I read these comments and laugh. Most times it is comment in columns and articles that are the most fun. I have observed Mr. K morph over time into a frustrated intellect who used to exhibit honest liberal views and observations. Now, he hates the bastards that conservatives have despised for ages. Welcome to the club. I am enjoying my freedom to not give a shit other than giving a shit about actually shitting.

    • messianicdruid June 26, 2017 at 6:51 pm #

      “I have finally reached an age where I do not give a shit about anything.”

      Well, you are right where “they” want you.

      • janet June 26, 2017 at 7:14 pm #

        Amen! Voting matters. That is why they try to prevent votoing. They try to suppress or hack or alter the vote tallies or create “electoral colleges” to take away the power of our vote.. They fear the popular vote … as they should since we outnumber them. When they convince you your vote doesn’t matter, they win and stay in power.

        • messianicdruid June 27, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

          I certainly was not talking about voting. Iwas talking about giving a shit about anything. Voting for their candidates is a placebo.

    • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 8:01 pm #

      FYI – gays feel no need to tell anyone about their “bedroom ventures” they just want to have the same rights and respect as straights enjoy. And if you don’t give a shit about anything, that is your choice and you have a right to own it. However, it is an immoral, irresponsible choice. In the words of Chris Hedges who is quoting someone else but I forget who, (he is a columnist at Truthdig.com, and you need to read his material) “I don’t fight fascists because I think I am going to win. I fight fascists because they are fascists”. Trump and the oligarchs in his administration are fascistic, and we need to oppose them, even if our side never wins.

      • messianicdruid June 27, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

        “Own it”, really? From those who glory in shame, this is pretty smelly.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

      You need to get in a fight. It’ll get you back into humanity.

      • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 8:08 pm #

        Right. Fighting is so human, and fighting and violence always make the world a better place. With your attitude, humanity is doomed. But we are probably doomed anyway. It’s just that fighting never helps. How about reasoned argument? I’d engage in that, but I feel that’s not what is valued or sought in these threads.

        • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

          Civil disobedience, non-violent opposition, is what helps. Not “getting into a fight”, which implies violence.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

          Is the Left peaceful? Hollywood stars trying to incite assassination? The packed Shakespeare in the Park with a Trump look a like begin killed every night?

          Humanity has a strong criminal element. To protect against these wolves, we need warriors devoted to virtue. Pacifism is fine – for monks.

    • njguy73 June 26, 2017 at 11:11 pm #

      You certainly care about your apathy.

      • elysianfield June 27, 2017 at 11:26 am #

        Excellent observation….

    • elysianfield June 27, 2017 at 11:23 am #

      RB,
      An honest question; Vagaries of age, or wisdom?

  36. Pucker June 26, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

    The political discourse in the US is a bit weird. They move their lips, and they’re very emotional, but what comes out of their mouths doesn’t make any sense—Political Correctness, RussiaGate, Ukraine, Syria, Healthcare Reform, etc. It’s a kind of mental collapse brought on by MSM propaganda, mind control, junk food, and financial and family stress? Jabbering monkeys.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

      It’s a kind of mental collapse brought on by MSM propaganda, mind control, junk food, and financial and family stress?

      No. Just by unexpected defeat of inevitable Hillary.

      • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 8:04 pm #

        You should stick to fincaining the mountains.

        • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 8:37 pm #

          I refuted someone a while back who implied that Great Society programs enabled indolence and illegitimate births and that because those I called “entitled whites” had instituted the programs, there could not possibly be a general problem of racism in this society. To that I say most people who benifited from those social programs are, in fact, white, and that the illegitimate birth rate increased in the white population at the same rate as in the black population. Why is it that whites seem conditioned to equate Great Society programs with “those people”, in other words, black people? The fact is that far more whites than blacks are the beneficiaries of welfare and food stamps. Could it maybe, possibly be a bit of racism?

          • BackRowHeckler June 26, 2017 at 8:55 pm #

            Probably is. So what?

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

            Uh, I gave you a chart. I don’t think 20 something percent and 70+ % are the same rate.

            thesocietypages.org/graphicsociology/2010/10/18/out-of-wedlock-childbirth/

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

          • cbeard June 26, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

            To bentley12 concerning welfare and food stamps. Bullshit. Do you understand the concept of a percentage.

          • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 10:16 pm #

            Okay but did you ever ask yourself why the illegitimate black birth rate is higher? They are living in poverty, misery, and hopelessness. They get arrested and jailed when they cannot afford to pay fines for traffic violations that others can afford. They have no sense of self worth because decent jobs have been taken from them. They can’t look forward to a big splashy wedding because they cannot afford it. Granted, they could still get married, but how does that improve their lives when they see no hope for a better future? Would you be eager to get married if you were that downtrodden?

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 10:20 pm #

            To Bentley

            You are putting the cart before the horse. Look at the chart. This crap started with the Great Society programs. That was around 1965, and Detroit was humming. People had jobs, and work was aplenty.

            BUT, you Democrats wanted to buy some votes! Particularly in the South, the Black Belt of the country. Sooo, you started paying for illegitimate children and you got tons of them.

            Then, it got sooo bad that even TANF couldn’t stop it. No, the chart clearly shows that the illegitimate births PRECEDED the hopelessness and misery. of today.

            Leave the Echo Chamber, and start using your brain.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

          • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 10:37 pm #

            Okay The Great Society destroyed Detroit. Who knew? It wasn’t neoliberalism. It wasn’t union busting, free trade, red-lining, automation, better products from Japan while American car companies were making crap, no it was none of the above. It was the “Libruls” with their social programs that got blacks to stop working, become indolent, and lose their ability to control their libido.

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 10:47 pm #

            To Bentley in response to 8:37 comment

            Now you got it! And to think people here said you were slow!

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

          • elysianfield June 27, 2017 at 11:30 am #

            “They are living in poverty, misery, and hopelessness. They get arrested and jailed when they cannot afford to pay fines for traffic violations that others can afford. They have no sense of self worth because decent jobs have been taken from them. They can’t look forward to a big splashy wedding because they cannot afford it. Granted, they could still get married, but how does that improve their lives when they see no hope for a better future? Would you be eager to get married if you were that ”

            Another mouthful of goddamned excuses.

  37. BackRowHeckler June 26, 2017 at 8:55 pm #

    Grover Cleveland … now that was a Democrat! Really the last true Democrat. A New Yorker, he filled his cabinet with ex Confederate generals and prominent southern planters. One thing he did to piss off the north was to order the return of captured Confederate battle flags; the GAR stomped their feet and objected, but those sacred flags, unceremoniously, were sent south.

    brh

    • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2017 at 10:08 pm #

      He was our heaviest President, at over 300 pounds. He instituted the 7th inning stretch because he always got up between the 7th and 8 inning. Everyone else did as well out of respect.

      Where do you think he is now? His body is dead and returned to the elements, but where is his consciousness?

      • BackRowHeckler June 26, 2017 at 10:28 pm #

        Hey Vlad you’re talking about William Howard Taft, not Grover Cleveland. Although Cleveland did indeed enjoy a crisp 19th century base ball game. (that’s how they spelled in the 1800s)

        brh

      • daveed June 26, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

        Peoria? No…wait…..Mexican Hat, Utah?!

    • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 10:25 pm #

      You mean he filled his cabinet with traitors who had mounted a treasonous, bloody, insurrection against the United States. And there is nothing sacred about a Confederate rag that represented the institution of slavery. The rotten traitors of the South should have been allowed to succeed, with good riddance, instead of causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of their countrymen. The lousy bustards! Now the southern states get more federal support than any others. They love their states rights, though. Except for when they have their hands out for Federal money.

      • BackRowHeckler June 26, 2017 at 10:32 pm #

        Hey Bentley the NYU African studies site is somewhere else, not here. Here you’re amongst cynics of the CFNation.

        brh

        • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 11:05 pm #

          What is the CFNation?

          • malthuss June 27, 2017 at 10:52 am #

            C–Cluster F— Nation.
            I never really got the term, ‘Cluster F–‘ seemed both crude and clumsy.

      • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

        Oh, you are such a Great Orator! Can I hear another great speech? Puhleeeze??? Here is what I want to hear, but be warned, I am not going to pay you $500,000 like you are Hillary, or anything. Because while you are good, you ain’t that good. Anyway, please speak to us Oh Wise One, about:

        Those darn Secessionists in California, and those Unrepentant Traitorous Rebels in various Democratic cities, who have vowed to fight the lawful orders of their President, another Abe Lincoln Republican no less, about ILLEGAL ALIENS!

        Who are nothing but the same cheap labor that the Old South shelled Ft. Sumpter to protect. Give us a mighty speech about these treasonous, rotten traitors, the lousy bastards like Jerry Brown and Rahm Emanuel, who are willing to betray their fellow countrymen for cheap labor and votes.

        But first, give me like 5 minutes to go tinkle and put some microwave popcorn on, OK???

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

        • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 10:51 pm #

          I would hardly equate cheap labor of today with the South’s institution of slavery. However, I agree that what we have today in immigrant labor and low wage jobs performed by immigrants and the working poor of US citizens does amount to a form of slavery called wage slavery. I am not a defender of a bunch of crazies in California so I don’t see why you use such an issue against me. I don’t know that Jerry Brown is betraying the country for cheap labor. Did he make a deal with big agricultural producers out there to eneble them to hire undocumented workers? What is it you are referring to when you say Brown is betraying his countrymen? He gets votes from illegals? News flash if that is what you believe: it is not true that illegals vote. Republicans are making hard enough for citizens to vote.

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 10:59 pm #

            Well, I am truly disappointed in you. I expected some intellectual honesty, and here you are claiming that you can’t see any similarity between the Slave Cheap Labor, and the Illegal Alien Cheap Labor.

            And, while the South didn’t get to tell the slaves how to vote, they did get them to count as 3/5 of a person for the House of Representatives.

            California doesn’t even count its illegals as 3/5 of a person. They get counted as ZERO. Plus, slavery paid better than the Illegal Alien cheap labor. The Master had to pay for his slave’s food, housing, clothing, medical care, and even take care of him after he was old and worked out. Plus, many slaves got to do extra work for pay, and grow things to sell.

            I don’t think the cheap labor of today (think McDonalds) pays that level of support. Which is why lowly paid workers today have to get food stamps, medicaid, and housing vouchers.

            But you can’t see any similarities??? Well, I just wasted a good bag of popcorn on you.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

          • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 11:10 pm #

            Are you really saying that blacks were better off as slaves? You just wasted more than a bag of lousy microwave popcorn. You have wasted my time.

          • malthuss June 27, 2017 at 10:54 am #

            ? London Hero In Terror Attack Homeless…In NYC, It Is OK To Assassinate Trump
            CNN Fires Staff As Fake News Fails, Trump Laughs, CNN Boss Zucker Should Resign ?
            June 26, 2017 · 1:17 pm
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            Liberal Run New York City Illustrates How Corruption Destroys Cities

            Michael Jackson – Bad (Official Video) – YouTube

            I used to play hardball politics in New York City from 1977-1984 when I had to finally throw in the towel and flee when I couldn’t send my children to the public schools there because they were utterly wrecked by the collapse in discipline there. My last organization attempt was ‘Save Our Schools’: SOS. One of several of my games was to fix the subway system which, during the city going bankrupt, went to hell in a graffiti handbasket with Michael Jackson screwing up my local subway station in Brooklyn to film him destroying a subway station while singing. I was furious because the station was nearly destroyed by fans who aped him and I did a number of arrests down underground after that video.

            Back in the 1970’s, New York City was going bankrupt. Social programs that were supposed to be limited ended up attracting an army of often foreign people who poured into the city and then became dependent on it for welfare, housing, etc. I was very poor when I came to the City and was told, outright, that since I was white and had a baby, I qualified for NOTHING so I first lived in a one room slum building and within a month, was the super there then got hired by another landlord who tried to cheat me.

            Then, he complained to my final landlord, Mr. Cohen about me asking for more money and Cohen visited me and hired me to work for him and I made deals with him which ended up with me being a landlady, myself, and owning property in NYC. This tale shows us how, when denied even basic help, people actually can make a life work out.

            There is endless racism inside the welfare system in the big cities and this is the voter base for rich politicians who pretend to be liberals but are actually rich elites using poor people as tools to enrich themselves while keeping the poor in a crummy situation they are unable to escape, being corrupted by charity provided by taxpayers, not the rich.

            Back to NYC going bankrupt: I gave a number of speeches about that and even appeared on Channel 2 in ‘editorial response’ videos whenever a politician lied about the bankruptcy we were enduring. One ‘tool’ used by our political corrupt leaders was ‘deferred maintenance.’ That is, ‘don’t fix anything today or tomorrow and see how long it takes to collapse.’

            I was on TV when I said, ‘Deferred maintenance is the only government program to finish ahead of schedule.’ That is, ‘Break down entirely much faster than estimated.’ It was a horror. The subway system, in particular, was hard hit but so were the hospitals and roads and schools, etc.

            The subway system nearly shut down entirely by 1980. On top of all that, Michael Jackson had to film his stupid song, ‘I’m Bad’ (and he was very bad) in my local subway stop. Look at the video above: the station isn’t covered with graffiti when it was filmed! Six months after it debuted, the station was completely trashed and covered with paint. And crime was out of control. I made some big arrests there.

            It was like entering a lion’s den in the dark because they also vandalized the light fixtures. Kids from all over would come there to ape Michael. It pissed me off greatly. Since then, we had two mayors who tried to stop rampant crime which breeds in government housing and welfare families, not to mention all the middle class kiddies who think it is cool to pretend to be slum thugs. Now, we are back to the DNC clowns running things and…the subways are collapsing again!

            It took 50 years for the MTA to totally screw up the subway | New York Post

            “As the usage of the system has increased, the MTA capital investment hasn’t kept pace with the needs,” said Richard Ravitch, who was MTA boss in the 1980s and helped bring the system back from the brink of death the first time.

            I remember Ravitch. He cooked up the bailout of NYC but he didn’t clean the stables. I did that when Giuliani and I went after the leadership and had a bunch of politicians arrested (except for one suicide). Corruption was running rampant and any bailout was useless unless the politicians were captured and locked up or dead.

            The situation isn’t nearly as dire now as it was in 1981, but the subways now have more than twice the ridership, and commuters can now never quite be sure if they’re going to make it to work on time or home for dinner.

            I was just amazed at the lack of energy, the lack of will power, the inability to take the beast by its horns and flip it. I was an outsider, came from Arizona, and was very pissed off at what was going on especially the crime situation and deteriorating structures. To make money in real estate, I complained, I have to fix the entire city.

            Nothing was fixed until people were arrested. Corruption was totally rampant by 1980. The City was dying and the looters didn’t give a damn. They were too busy taking bribes!

            “We are still playing catch up to fix the sins of 1970s neglect and disinvestment,” said spokeswoman Beth DeFalco.

            The ‘neglect’ was entirely tied to taking bribes and using poor people as a voting base. The DNC’s corruption comes from below and the RNC comes from high up the pay scale. Both have to be kept on a short leash by citizens.

            “Ridership is up 64 percent since the first Capital Plan was enacted but we do not have 64 percent more infrastructure. We are constantly working to provide regular service for our customers amidst growing ridership and capacity constraints.”

            You see, back in 1977 to 1982, entire swaths of the city were being systematically destroyed by welfare families who let their kiddies run wild. They were often encouraged in this vandalism by landlords who had ‘rent control’ which, during the 1970-‘s inflation, never was allowed to rise to real levels due to the DNC being dependent on welfare voters who needed ‘cheap rents’. So things were totally out of control and the only way to get rid of rent control tenants was…arson!

            I watched the City burn down with intense alarm. I gave speeches about rent control and begged everyone to stop it. Forcing landlords to go bankrupt was insane! Several hundred thousand buildings were torched in less than ten years. The Bronx was nearly totally destroyed, for example.

            “In 1981, the system was covered in graffiti, grime and crime. It was worth $27 billion – less than the amount we will invest in capital improvements in the next 5 years,” said DeFalco.

            They fired the cleaning crews. Everything became literally dirty. When I appeared before a judge when prosecuting a gang of young college students who vandalized the train going from Brooklyn to Greenwich Village in Manhattan, I asked for and got their punishment: to clean up the station where they were arrested! It worked. They began to appreciate the need to protect public facilities.

            That first 1982 through 1986 plan was just $7.2 billion, or $19.4 in today’s dollars. That’s less than 60 percent of the money the agency is spending now on replacements and new projects.

            Underfunding is connected to wasting money in novel ways which I will point out shortly.

            Meanwhile, the capital plan amounts stagnated and less work got done. The 1992-1996 plan was only $10.2 billion, or $20.4 in today’s dollars, and much of the system infrastructure was left neglected.

            It has a name, New York Post! ‘Deferred maintenance.’

            For its current 2015-19 capital plan, the MTA initially said it would need $20 billion for maintenance and repairs. But after funding negotiations were done, it ended up with only $12.3 billion for “repairs and normal replacement,” which is nearly $7 billion or 38 percent less than what it needed, according to an analysis done by the Citizens Budget Commission.

            I remember when almost all the rolling stock was pre-WWII.

            And that’s not enough to fix the system when 11 percent of the cars are more than 40 years old and many of the signals date back to the 1930s.

            Financially Ailing CUNY Spent Over $1 Million a Year on Parades and Charities – The New York Times reports today:

            Mr. Hershenson led outreach efforts at CUNY for years, with a focus on the immigrant and ethnic populations that make up a large portion of the student body. He also maintained strong relationships with many of the politicians who were crucial to budgeting decisions affecting the university, which receives most of its financing from the state and city.

            The ‘outreach’ to aliens is now a huge business. It is also destroying the country from within. NYC took in people from all over the planet once upon a time. They went to public schools, too! Many of these schools cranked out thousands and thousands of functional students who became the backbone of industry, inventions, the arts, etc.

            Everything WORKED! People were taught to be US citizens and did various activities to impress on them that they were now American citizens and not whoever from wherever. This was highly important. Now, it is the exact opposite. Some schools run by liberals are now even pulling down the US flag saying it insults other students who hate the US but want to mooch off of us all.

            Donations from CUNY when he was an administrator included $35,000 in gifts in the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years to the Feminist Press, a nonprofit publisher affiliated with CUNY. Mr. Hershenson’s wife, Rebecca A. Seawright, a state assemblywoman from Manhattan, is the chairwoman of the Feminist Press.

            This is the sort of crappy insider gaming by politicians who are systematically looting the taxpayers. Arrest them all.

            Other donations that came to light during the university’s internal review included a total of $109,000 to the New-York Historical Society in the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years and $15,000 to Lincoln Center in 2015 fiscal year.

            They hand out tax money as if they are generous donors themselves. They do this to gain power and entry into places of power to make insider deals.

            Research Foundation funds were also used for contributions to other foundations operated by some of the CUNY colleges, officials said. They refused to provide a comprehensive list of the spending, and it was not clear who had approved the use of money from the Research Foundation.

            HAHAHA…I hope Federal prosecutors can get this secret list!

            The CUNY chancellor has frequently served as the chair of the Research Foundation board of directors, and James B. Milliken was named chairman after he was appointed chancellor of CUNY in 2014. After The Times reported on the link between the Research Foundation and Ms. Coico’s expense payments, Mr. Milliken installed his senior adviser for fiscal policy, Marc V. Shaw, as chairman of the Research Foundation, and subsequently created a task force to recommend financial and management changes, Mr. Sobrino said.

            Spending on outreach and community relations is common at universities; it is the dimension of the spending at CUNY that has drawn scrutiny.

            They are ALL doing this! Taxpayers and students pay through the nose for this garbage. And it is 100% ‘liberal’ ponies who pony up to the feed trough.

            Officials at CUNY said the university would stop sponsoring parades. (The sponsorship of the Pride parade and a $25,000 sponsorship of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade this month were paid before the internal review was completed, the officials said.)

            Why in the hell were they giving taxpayer money to some ethnic/sex parades???? This is infuriating!

            Officials said some activities would continue in a reduced way, like buying a few tickets, rather than a table, for CUNY officials to attend a charity or civic association event. They said spending for those types of activities would be about $682,000 in the fiscal year that ends this month, and about half that in the next fiscal year.

            These clowns could pay through their own pockets, damn it. Arrest them all. No wonder schools are so expensive and badly run. Note how TEACHERS in these joints get starvation wages! But no, they have money for gay men to parade about Manhattan! Yikes. Ever hear of ‘pay your own way’?

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            Melponeme_k
            June 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

            “One of several of my games was to fix the subway system which, during the city going bankrupt, went to hell in a graffiti handbasket with Michael Jackson screwing up my local subway station in Brooklyn to film him destroying a subway station while singing. I was furious because the station was nearly destroyed by fans who aped him and I did a number of arrests down underground after that video.”

            This, in a nutshell, is magic in action. ACTUAL magic. Everyone thinks magic is Harry Potter BS. NO, NO, NO!

            Thought – WORD – Action.

            That is magic. We all have the power to affect our world to create it both on a personal and community level. All our entertainment is either geared towards TAKING AWAY our inborn call to action to create our world OR to Influence or MIND CONTROL us to taking action for the elites.

            Think about this. I’ve only just realized this due to my readings and listening to interesting lectures (Mark Passio, Michael Tsarion).

            The reason why welfare recipients are in the state that the are is that they are GIVING AWAY their free will and intellectual thought. And for what! For a couple hundred dollars of fake, RUBBER, Monopoly money. That is it. Meanwhile they are providing the elites AND their lackeys with lives of luxury.
            Petruchio
            June 26, 2017 at 5:07 pm

            ” I was very poor when I came to the City and was told, outright, that since I was white and had a baby, I qualified for NOTHING so I first lived in a one room slum building and within a month, was the super there then got hired by another landlord who tried to cheat me.” That is soooo TRUE!!! When Petruchio was unemployed I applied for EBT. They demanded a copy of the pink slip to my car, my bank account number AND the current balance (close to ZERO), AND a copy of a recent paystub. Then, my paystub wasn’t current enough so I had to re-submit. After ALL this, my EBT monthly benefit came to a staggering $85!! Per month!!! All of that for a lousy @! bucks and change per week! You gotta be kidding me. And isn’t it REALLY strange how the EBT Office is staffed almost exclusively with foreigners? They still have their accents and everything. I see what kind of EBT benefits the foreigners get all the time. It is not unusual to see a foreigner couple with $1000 in food benefits AND $1000 in EBT cash benefits!! Me, a white male–who had been a TAXPAYER for 30+ years? I get 85 bucks a month. Destroying the White Race. That’s what it is all about.
            emsnews
            June 26, 2017 at 6:18 pm

            I didn’t even bother within three months of my baby being born. Paid for her by selling my truck. I lived very precariously but within 3 years, bought my own buildings, became a land lady and then made oodles of money. HARD WORK was the key and making deals that were tricky and hard won.

            Not to mention, fighting crime which moved my brownstone from zero value to $300,000 in no time at all. No crime=high home prices!
            Melponeme_k
            June 26, 2017 at 7:25 pm

            @Petruchio

            Don’t worry in a few years, the elites will have EVERYONE on some kind of guaranteed income (welfare by any other name). Then they will really have the majority.

            Of course, they will need to take the weapons from us all. It will be interesting to see how they solve that dilemma. Since all their attacks on children in their schools hasn’t worked.
            Ken
            June 26, 2017 at 10:18 pm

            Elaine is living proof that “a conservative is just a liberal who has been mugged by reality.” She simply claims that she is still a liberal out of habit.
            Pete
            June 27, 2017 at 12:31 am

            OT

            How Banksters rule the World!

            Lou
            June 27, 2017 at 4:39 am

            $10.9 Million: The Combined Amount of Money Families of Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and Philando Castile Received in Settlements
            Posthumously, it pays to be a black criminal:

            Freddie Gray [Baltimore to pay Freddie Gray’s family $6.4 million to settle civil claims, Baltimore Sun, 9-8-2015]

            Michael Brown [‘Secret’ settlement in lawsuit over Brown’s death was $1.5 million, St. Louis Today, 6-24-17]

            Philando Castile. [Philando Castile Family Reaches $3 Million Settlement, New York Times, 6-26-17]

            Freddie Gray was a heroin dealer, who should have been in jail.

            Michael Brown tried to kill Darren Wilson.

            Philando Castile refused to cooperate with police.

            All in all, in death they are worth a combined $10.9 million.

            Oh, and Tamir Rice’s family got $6 million from the city of Cleveland.

            This is why we coined the term of America being irredeemable long before Hillary Clinton decided to use this rarely used adjective to describe Trump supporters.–

        • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 26, 2017 at 11:17 pm #

          I haven’t wasted your time. You have wasted mine. You are very good at seeing inequities when it is the other political party, or someone that you don’t like.

          But when it is Democrats who are pulling that stuff, then all of a sudden you go brain dead. You can’t see nothing. You just meander around trying not to bump into walls, or trip over the bong.

          Heck, when the vapors strike, you can’t even read charts, and you confuse 29% with 70%, and confuse 1965 with 2017. Oh, let me tell you that you put on quite a show!

          My guess is, that you just couldn’t reach Correct The Record tonight, sooo you winged it, feigning confusion, like an addled dementia patients who, during a lucid moment, acts lost and demands ice cream, ice cream, ice cream.

          No, you’re the one who wastes people’s time by just repeating what you hear in the Echo Chambers – – – the little phrases and memes that substitute for real argument and analysis.

          Squeeky Fromm
          Girl Reporter

          • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 11:58 pm #

            I would not call what you implied about slavery, that the blacks had it sooo good when they were not being raped or horsewhipped by their white masters, as exactly real argument or substantive analysis. You are so brainwashed yourself you can’t even see what it looks like from my perspective: that you are in a really fantastic bubble there!

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 27, 2017 at 12:57 am #

            I am not responsible for whatever hallucinations you dream up in your fevered imagination.

            Why can’t you fantasize about sensible stuff, like Walter Mitty, instead of Allen Ginsberg when he was in the padded cell???

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 27, 2017 at 12:59 am #

            Oh, and watch this if you want to start on the path to better mental health:

            youtube.com/watch?v=8ieCXPVwTng

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

      • daveed June 26, 2017 at 10:49 pm #

        “The rotten traitors of the South should have been allowed to succeed…”. I’m guessing you mean ‘secede’.

        By the way, I defended you earlier, many posts back. But I’m starting to think that maybe the wrath you incurred was warranted…….

        • bentley12 June 26, 2017 at 10:55 pm #

          I stand corrected. What did I say to make you start to think I deserve the wrath I am incurring?

          • bentley12 June 27, 2017 at 12:19 am #

            Okay I guess it’s because I called those that fomented the Civil War exactly what they were. I have no respect for traitors. But I guess that’s not allowed at this alt-right sewer pit for assholes. But thanks for defending me earlier. Sorry I brought out your true colors.

      • messianicdruid June 27, 2017 at 7:45 pm #

        “Except for when they have their hands out for Federal money.”

        The Feds have no money that wasn’t stolen at gunpoint or borrowed so they would have to steal more in the future.

    • Anon1970 June 26, 2017 at 10:44 pm #

      Southern Democrats were strict segregationists in those days. Read about the Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson, decided in 1896 while Cleveland was president.

  38. BackRowHeckler June 26, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

    ” … sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by men and women in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by God.”

    Grover Cleveland, Democrat
    US President
    1885-1889
    1893-1897

  39. tucsonspur June 26, 2017 at 9:44 pm #

    “Lately, people refer to this bygone era of the 1960’s as ‘the American High’.” JHK

    I guess it depends on one’s perspective. Maybe “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times……, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…..”

    Here’s King Arthur on the way to Camelot:

    “We stand today on the edge of a New Frontier — the frontier of the 1960s, the frontier of unknown opportunities and perils, the frontier of unfilled hopes and unfilled threats. … Beyond that frontier are uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered problems of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus.” JFK

    A few years later, part of his skull decorated the trunk of his Lincoln limo, maybe put there by the “mob”.

    And then, as James mentions, that bubble of enthusiasm Bobby is blasted into the history books, his intense, fiery feud with Jimmy Hoffa now ended.

    Was Marilyn Monroe actually murdered?

    We know that MLK was assassinated as was Malcolm X, the Islamic black nationalist, who once said, regarding JFK’s killing, “the chickens have come home to roost.”

    We had Watts in 1965, LBJ and the “Great Society”, the Hart-Celler Act, all while an insidious mission creep was taking place in the viper pit of Vietnam.

    And then, and then, along came Jones, oops, I mean Nixon, into this same ol’ shoot ’em up, this same ol’ rodeo. Self declared champion of the silent minority and firm believer in law and order (like Trump, hip hip hooray!), he once told the nation, with an honesty as pure as the driven slush, “I am not a crook!”

    The Belt hadn’t yet rusted, and we reached the moon, JFK, we reached the goddamn moon.

    • seawolf77 June 26, 2017 at 10:01 pm #

      We didn’t reach the moon. We saw a bottle rocket take off, and everything else was a TV show.

      • beantownbill. June 26, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

        No wonder why our country is going down the tubes. We’ve produced a paranoid, illogical and unreasoning populace.

        • tucsonspur June 26, 2017 at 11:08 pm #

          A short, quick slice with the fillet knife.

        • seawolf77 June 27, 2017 at 7:56 am #

          No need to quit being a lady. I just don’t believe in fairy tales.
          Fairy Tale : a story (as for children) involving fantastic forces and beings (such as fairies, wizards, and goblins) enjoyed the fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” —called also fairy story
          b : a story in which improbable events lead to a happy ending
          those balletic fairy tales in which a new corps member steps in for an injured principal at the last minute and delivers a splendid performance — Margaret Willis
          2
          : a made-up story usually designed to mislead
          an old-fashioned fairy tale depicting revolutionists as demigods — Jonathan Zimmerman-

        • 100th Avatar June 27, 2017 at 8:58 am #

          Bill, we produced an ignorant populace. Mere suggestion and allegation equates to evidence and truth.
          We have people, catching only a whiff of accusation, absorbing and disseminating lies as if they know, as if they have tangible or empirical evidence. In Boston, you call these people retahhds. Look around here. Look at the claims some slob sitting in a trailer with a laptop and a WiFi signal pumps out. He thinks he’s an expert, has the whole world all figured out. This place, right here is a retahhd fest, with experts on the inner workings of Russia, faked moon landings, and LBJ’s double-life as a hitman. It’s comical, but mostly sad.

          • beantownbill. June 27, 2017 at 10:57 am #

            LBJ was a hitman? Seriously, what’s really sad is this stuff pervades our entire society, not just on-line. My question is: Is this because critical thinking is a learned skill that is not taught to the masses in our educational system, or is it because Homo sapiens is not anywhere near as smart as people think?

          • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 11:20 am #

            Why not? He told the Air Force to let the Israelis sink the Liberty – a crime of Treason in the highest degree. The Liberty carried over a hundred sailors.

        • malthuss June 27, 2017 at 10:57 am #

          How many here were born in another country?
          ‘We have produced’–who is this We?

          • beantownbill. June 27, 2017 at 11:00 am #

            Look up the definition of “populace”. That’ll tell ya.

    • michael June 26, 2017 at 10:32 pm #

      The problem with the moon was that there was nothing there.

      • BackRowHeckler June 26, 2017 at 11:00 pm #

        I think Elon Musk is talking about setting up mining operations on the moon. I not sure what kind of minerals he would dig for. It seems far fetched but who knows.

        brh

  40. beantownbill. June 26, 2017 at 10:25 pm #

    It astounds me that here it is the 21st century, we’ve got space probes that have reached interstellar space, we’re on the cusp of extended life spans, we’ve shrunk the size of the world, and racism is the main topic of discussion on this and other blogs.

    • michael June 26, 2017 at 10:33 pm #

      The only thing we have reached about interstellar space is an understanding that we cannot reach it.

      • beantownbill. June 27, 2017 at 10:42 am #

        Michael,

        The Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft, originally launched in the 1970’s to pass by some outer planets, have continued on and passed the solar system/interstellar space boundary, while still sending back signals occasionally.

        • michael June 27, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

          That’s like throwing a message in a bottle into the ocean from the shore and saying: now we are a seafaring nation.

          • beantownbill. June 27, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

            You gotta start somewhere. We’ve already learned a number of things about the interstellar medium from the probes. A journey of a thousand light-years starts with a single step.

    • thwack June 27, 2017 at 12:38 am #

      What color are you?

      Not that it matters or anything…?

      Im just asking?

      • JimInFlorida June 27, 2017 at 10:01 am #

        thwack, the Moon is probably suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder.

        It is a black body but, presents a White face because of sunlight. No doubt caused by White racism and it’s desire to be White.

        • JimInFlorida June 27, 2017 at 10:03 am #

          Ooops, grammar check. I meant to say, “… its desire…”

    • ozone June 27, 2017 at 8:37 am #

      Beans,
      …That’s because “poisonous nonsense” makes it so much easier to push those ol’ lazy-thinking, reptile-brain buttons. (Make no mistake; it’s no mistake.)

    • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 10:40 am #

      Well Bill, we’re never going to get out there unless we can push back the Dark Tide you folks have inundated us with. Instead of exploring the solar system, we’re committed to wiping endless Black and Brown noses and behinds. And feeding them. And worst of all, taking them in. Western Civilization, the only truly Promethean one, is done unless this can be stopped.

      • beantownbill. June 27, 2017 at 11:24 am #

        Only you could equate space exploration with Jews.and Blacks in the same sentence. I gotta hand it to you.

        Before I blame social program funding for lack of advancement into space, I would first consider the $700,000,000,000 we spend annually on military funding funding for stupid wars and $3,000 toilet seat covers. Compare that with NASA’s $20-25 billion annual budget, and you’ll get a more realistic idea of the reason for our lack of progress.

        • elysianfield June 27, 2017 at 11:53 am #

          “$3,000 toilet seat covers.”

          …and so our boys should do without them? Are we ANIMALS?

          • beantownbill. June 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

            ?

        • elysianfield June 27, 2017 at 7:48 pm #

          “?”

          Bill,
          Snark.

  41. KesaAnna June 26, 2017 at 10:47 pm #

    ” Men: man up and kwichyerbitchin. ”

    this whole narrative is totally skewered.

    And I don’t know who the worst religious cranks* are ;

    — the women who peddle this crap to men .

    — All these men who haven’t noticed that we don’t live in the 6th century anymore.

    * except it’s a really screwy religion, because it isn’t a religion , it’s a religion without a clue.

    youtube.com/watch?v=5eqYEVYZgdo

    ” Laid off from your desk job, or the one screwing bolts into car doors? Do something else; learn something useful. Something even creative, maybe. ”

    i don’t know which is more dishonest, Communism or meritocracy.

    I suppose you are going to teach me something else out of the goodness of your heart, for free ?

    No ?

    Then I have to purchase it ? Then I suppose you will loan me the fifty grand ?

    I’m 54 years old , and I have yet to meet an actual self-made man or woman.

    typically , straight answers to just a few questions confirmed that they got whatever they got from —

    — a loved one . ( there’s a tip for you folks ! Go get yourself a loved one ! Never mind that it takes two to tango and love can only ever be GIVEN, NEVER TAKEN , which is to say it cannot be earned . It is GIVEN. PERIOD. )

    — inherited wealth. ( see above about loved ones )

    — they screwed someone else over , most often a loved one.

    ” Or learn to do with less, and learn to simply DO less. ”

    electricity, computers, and internet access are not less.

    Also,

    I tried to honor this once apon a time . For example, I live in a climate of mild winters and 9 or 10 months of hot weather, so intact shoes are not really a necessity .

    So when holes developed in my shoes, I just ignored it, and went right on wearing my hole-filled shoes.

    Except people , and a very large percentage of them being the very people who preach Spartan simplicity , treated me like dirt.

  42. S M Tenneshaw June 26, 2017 at 11:17 pm #

    C’mon y’all, let’s Party In The US of A (Yeehah!)

  43. pequiste June 27, 2017 at 1:02 am #

    And yet another piece of fabulous federal governmental-military news worthy enough for a yuge toss of one’s cookies:

    apnews.com/b76f5d92b38d429c877564ad9ff9661a

    Yes, the best anti-terror operations that untold trillions of dollars cannot seem to buy. Another fighting brigade (about 4,000 troops) headed to Afghanistan to assist in bringing a stunning military victory, assistance to the valiant Afghan Army, and (the most important objective of all) democracy to the fine citizens and goats of the land.

    We, the U.S.A. and its allies, have been in Afghanistan for now 16 years under three separate administrations and no one seems to know fuck-all about what to do there.

    Is anyone making book on how much longer this is going to take? I say it actually doesn’t matter one bloody bit if the idiots-in-charge send in a fresh 4.000; 40,000 or 400,000 troops – it is not going to make one iota of difference. Well other than how much blood and treasure America, NATO allies and other interested combatant parties are willing to throw into the fire. The Taliban can wait 100 years and waltz right back into power after we finally decide enough is enough and dust off that old Dick Nixon “peace with honor” ruse and leave.

    However, Sen. John McCain is itchin’ for a fight, I can feel the associated nausea coming on in a powerful wave. Dramamine is not going to help one bit either.

    • tucsonspur June 27, 2017 at 2:24 am #

      Yeah, and it’s interesting to note that as far back as the 1830’s, after Napoleon’s earlier defeat at Waterloo, and Britain and Russia emerging as the two great European powers, with the Shah of Persia getting cozy with the Russians, Russia’s eye on India became clear when the Russian’s allied with the Persian army who had gone into– you guessed it–Afghanistan.

      So the British form the Grand Army of the Indus.

      In the late 1890’s, the British and none other than W. Churchill are fighting the Pashtun tribesmen, and Churchill writes “The Story of the Malakand Field Force”, his first book.

      It is said that the patterns of some drone strikes there today follow some of Churchill’s old campaign routes.

      All of this is in “Churchill’s First War”, by Coughlin. Subtitled, “Young Winston At War With The Afghans”.

      In that first book Winston says, “That religion, which above all others was founded and propagated by the sword……stimulates a wild and merciless fanaticism”.

      Lord have mercy.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 10:46 am #

      Afghanistan: Fifty million low IQ, savage tribesmen combining the worst of Islam with their own Tribal specialties like Boy Love and having Tank battles over particularly lovely boys. And putting women in bags and killing them for showing their face. See how this mentality leads to boy love btw?

      It’s utterly hopeless – not just the Afghans but the Americans who want to “help” them. Or is it the opium again?

      • malthuss June 27, 2017 at 11:02 am #

        Whats a ‘Tank Battle’?

        • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 11:17 am #

          They’ve gotten Tanks from America. In one case, an American officer was in the middle trying to stop two rival commanders from fighting over a boy with their Tanks.

          We really need to stop giving savages weapons. Adopt the Federation’s Non-Interference policy.

          • thwack June 27, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

            Maybe you could make a reality tee-vee show out of it?

            After all, if O.J can have a cooking show, and Bill Cosby a relationship tour…

            Can’t the Muj get some love up in here?

          • thwack June 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

            BTW– maybe the boy love stuff is why they are able to fight with such tenacity and dedication?

            The Japs and The Krauts never lasted anywhere close to 16 years of fighting?

            Just sayin

    • sophia June 27, 2017 at 9:56 pm #

      John McCain is utterly insane. You can see it in his face. How does anyone ever vote for him?

  44. thwack June 27, 2017 at 1:04 am #

    Do you think Philando’s dad will suddenly show up now that mom has collected $3 million?

    amren.com/news/2017/06/philando-castiles-mother-reaches-3m-settlement-sons-shooting-death/#disqus_th…

    I wonder which one taught Philando to be such a shitty driver?

    • malthuss June 27, 2017 at 11:01 am #

      $10.9 Million: The Combined Amount of Money Families of Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and Philando Castile Received in Settlements
      Posthumously, it pays to be a black criminal:

      Freddie Gray [Baltimore to pay Freddie Gray’s family $6.4 million to settle civil claims, Baltimore Sun, 9-8-2015]

      Michael Brown [‘Secret’ settlement in lawsuit over Brown’s death was $1.5 million, St. Louis Today, 6-24-17]

      Philando Castile. [Philando Castile Family Reaches $3 Million Settlement, New York Times, 6-26-17]

      Freddie Gray was a heroin dealer, who should have been in jail.

      Michael Brown tried to kill Darren Wilson.

      Philando Castile refused to cooperate with police.

      All in all, in death they are worth a combined $10.9 million.

      Oh, and Tamir Rice’s family got $6 million from the city of Cleveland.

      This is why we coined the term of America being irredeemable long before Hillary Clinton decided to use this rarely used adjective to describe Trump supporters.–

      • thwack June 27, 2017 at 6:21 pm #

        The Tamir Rice shooting was a straight up murder by a cop who should have never been able to get on the force.

        In an open carry state an officer should never just roll up and open fire like Lehman did; especially in a deserted park?

        What in the blue fuck kind of retard move was that?

  45. KesaAnna June 27, 2017 at 1:37 am #

    ” I would hardly equate cheap labor of today with the South’s institution of slavery. ”

    They aren’t equivalent why ?

    Because of ;

    ” being raped or horsewhipped by their white masters, ”

    ?

    A great many contemporary Americans may be greedy and materialistic , but i don’t think , I KNOW , that what motivates a lot of other contemporary Americans to want more is FEAR.

    Fear of what exactly ? ( Lets pretend that you don’t already know damn well why. )

    To put it in as few words as possible ;

    VERY BAD THINGS are LIKELY to happen to you in THIS country if you don’t have money.

    How is being harassed on a regular basis merely because you aren’t spending 30 grand on appearances , and living in daily terror of being put in a cage or even killed, merely because you aren’t spending 30 grand on appearances,
    BETTER THAN being raped or horsewhipped??

    I think compared to you , Janos the white supremicist, is a bleeding heart snowflake, not because he has a compassionate or sympathetic bone in his body, but because his ideology in its very narrowness is self-limiting , if he would not limit himself.

    Like Elrond though , you have this mask of empathy, sympathy, and objectivity which allows you to forever explain away any degree of sadism.

    your witch hunts are empirically scientific .

    your concentration camps are Holiday Inns.

    ” I have no respect for traitors. ”

    George Washington voluntarily took a commission in the British Army. The British government didn’t force the exalted status of colonel on him .
    He could have instead paid the real price of his convictions , and gone and took a job cleaning chamber pots for his fellow Americans instead.

    John Adams wasn’t conscripted into the British Colonial bar. If he were such a patriotic American he should have forsworn being a lawyer , went and dug ditches instead, and took it on the chin for the cause.

    If there were anything at all to this patriotism thing, schoolkids wouldn’t be memorizing the names of these very expensive whores. Instead they would be memorizing the names of 18th century ditch diggers and chamber pot cleaners.

    I NEVER SAW ONE person who genuinely sacrificed for their people, or country, who was not DEAD, or UTTERLY DESPISED.

    Samuel Johnson said , ” Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel . ”

    Well, I have rarely ever heard the word “traitor ” used except in a flatly dishonest fashion , by people who have taken much and given little.

    I can understand treason to ones family or church ,

    but treason to those folks who make license plates and issue fishing licenses ?

    How fucking absurdly superstitious you moderns are !

    ” I would hardly equate cheap labor of today with the South’s institution of slavery. ”

    of course not . China is a genocidal totalitarian police state , So, in a narrow, objective equation of things, anyone who buys any number of Chinese products is aiding and abetting a genocidal totalitarian police state ,

    So you are either living on a park bench.

    Or your equations are quite nebulous and liberal .

    • bentley12 June 27, 2017 at 9:49 am #

      You misunderstood what I meant because I stated it poorly. Yes, I agree that many people today are living in the modern equivalent of slavery! My heart bleeds for those in prison getting 25cents a day making license plates. That is exploitation, pure and simple, and it’s going on all around us. By try making that point to most of the people here, who think LBJ and the Great Society are what caused our downfall. Sorry I confused you as to my sentiments. We are actually in agreement! Chill!

    • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 10:58 am #

      Kesa, all men who aren’t Saints or Sages are egotistical, selfish, and materialistic. We are a Fallen Race – as are our heroes. Yet we need heroes. Do you study the Saints? Are they your heroes? I do and they are. If you can’t say the same, then you are part of the problem.

      The best men of all are the Warrior Saints. All eight of Guru Gobind’s sons fell in a battle against the Muslims. His wife came to him screaming, “What have you done? You have sacrificed all eight of our sons.” Guru Gobind said, “I sacrificed the eight sons for all these sons”, gesturing to the encamped army around them. She accepted this and became the Mother of the Khalsa.

      You don’t want Nations? They are natural for fallen man. Trying to get rid of them – as both you and the Bent One desire – just leads to even greater horrors. The moral becomes a question: Are you as smart as you think you are?

      Black slaves had it easier than Northern Industrial Workers, de facto slaves. Their numbers boomed in the warmth and easy life of the Plantations. The problems of Africa can only be solved by a return to Colonialism. And we Whites would have every right to take the mineral wealth of Africa as payment for taking up the White Man’s burden again. As it is, Blacks are killing the Golden Goose with the help of their Liberal “friends” and enablers. The average man can’t understand the fable of the Golden Goose (the White Man in this analogy) no matter how high his or her IQ. It’s not a matter of IQ but Wisdom, the higher octave of Commonsense. And low IQ isn’t Wisdom either. Blacks certainly want to kill every Golden Goose they can get their hands on.

      • bentley12 June 27, 2017 at 6:24 pm #

        Real easy life. Picking cotton from sunup to sundown, in ninety degree plus heat and humidity, six days a week. Assuming they had Sunday off to “rest”.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

          But they can only pick cotton when it’s ready to be picked. What do they do the rest of the time? I grant they worked hard planting and harvesting, but the agricultural life is often easier than the industrial one. Likewise, hunter gatherers worked even less than agriculturalists.

        • sophia June 27, 2017 at 10:10 pm #

          In the industrial north you had 12 year olds working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, in stuffy, poorly ventilated conditions and they died quite often.

          Of course it isn’t better to be a slave due to being owned and possibly mistreated, but many were not mistreated and had a fairly decent life, aside from being owned…

          • Janos Skorenzy June 28, 2017 at 12:40 am #

            During the worst of the industrial revolution in England, they had six years old working, valued for their little hands. There were outcries against this. John Locke was sympathetic, but didn’t want to deny six years olds their right to work.

    • Elrond Hubbard June 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

      KesaAnna: “Like Elrond though , you have this mask of empathy, sympathy, and objectivity which allows you to forever explain away any degree of sadism.” Speak of the devil, and his horns will appear…

      Thank you for acknowledging that I make an effort to exhibit empathy, sympathy and/or objectivity. Don’t expect me to apologize if that comes across as false, or a ‘mask’, to some people. There’s a very crude line of thinking which basically says that only what comes naturally is genuine. If someone’s opinions reflect an effort at consistency, universality or respect for truth, then they must be a hypocrite. Only thoughtless reactions are valid, and people who flaunt their prejudices are better than those who try to overcome them.

      Well, screw that. Also, what “sadism” do you think I or bentley12 exhibit? If all you can come up with is that we have opinions different from yours and take our own side in a fight, well then: suffer, Tinkerbell.

  46. janet June 27, 2017 at 3:26 am #

    “That was around 1965, and Detroit was humming. People had jobs, and work was aplenty.” –squeeky

    Correction. People had good-paying UNION jobs, before Reagan and subsequent Republicans started their anti-union jihad that continues today (except for police and fire unions).

    • bentley12 June 27, 2017 at 9:40 am #

      Janet, you and I make too much sense to be here in this nest of vipers. My advice is we should both stop wasting our time here. You are not going to get anywhere with people who believe that slavery was actually a good thing for black people, and that LBJ’s social and anti-poverty programs are what destroyed the country economically and socially. They cannot name one thing that Republicans have ever done for working people. Their prejudices and religious bigotry and superstitions have them completely blinded. I wonder where they think their Social Security, Medicare, collective bargaining rights (until the GOP destroyed them), the forty hour work week, and all the other programs that offer them various social benefits came from. Hint: not one of them were instituted by Republicans.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 11:00 am #

        See ya. Wouldn’t want to be ya.

  47. FincaInTheMountains June 27, 2017 at 5:22 am #

    Agony-2

    However, when dealing with Hillary even the stake through the heart does not guarantee anything, and losing the hope to attain success with the help of intrigues, she can go to such extremes that only Kalibrs will calibrate her.

    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/rain-dance/#comment-308259

    Having suffered a crushing political defeat in US with RussiaGate, the US Party of War headed – still! – by Hillary Clinton resorts to a sharp escalation of military tensions in Syria between US and Russia.

    The imminent provocation with chemical weapons in Syria similar to one happened in April is being announced by the White House:

    edition.cnn.com/2017/06/26/politics/syria-chemical-weapons-white-house-warning/index.html

    A SOS signal to Russia and Iran?

    White House apparently considers the situation serious enough to warrant a reversal on its own policy not to telegraph military action in advance.

  48. thwack June 27, 2017 at 8:14 am #

    Here is some of that “contempt for men” for all you sloots and simps who try to claim it doesn’t exist.

    A man helped a lost toddler find her parents, police say. He was smeared online as a predator and fled town.

    washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/06/27/a-man-helped-a-lost-toddler-find-her-parents-polic…

    • elysianfield June 27, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

      “A man helped a lost toddler find her parents,”

      What color was he?

      Just askin’

  49. thwack June 27, 2017 at 8:46 am #

    Blacks selling bottled water without a venders license on the Mall

    3 undercover cops launch 90 minute detention/ investigation

    washingtonpost.com/local/the-newest-exhibit-on-the-mall-fear-of-young-african-americans/2017/06/26/d…

    • JimInFlorida June 27, 2017 at 9:42 am #

      It’s called, “freedom,” thwack.

      Just remember that on July 4th when We Teh Sheep are coerced by media pressure to sing praises of the Red-White-and Blue dick that’s being jammed up our asses everyday (thank you George Carlin).

      “If’n ya don’t like ‘Murika, then get yur fucking commie ass to Norkland or fuckin’ Cuba or Russia! I’ll gladly go hungry so that our F-35’s can bomb that terr’ist Assad into glowing camel shit!”

      We are “free” to be fat, drunk, stupid, buy what we want at Wal-Mart on credit. Wal-Mart can sell bottled water. Heaven forbid a Black man sees a need for water **where no stores are nearby** and takes the opportunity to make a few bucks.

      • bentley12 June 27, 2017 at 9:59 am #

        Hey Jim, couldn’t have said it better!

        • thwack June 27, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

          The bad thing about this scenario is that as the economy contracts, more and more “regular” people are going to be forced into the “informal economy”

          selling things in public….

          Black people have been in that game for years; but I predict more and more white people are gonna hafta join it.

          Hopefully they won’t end up strangled to death by the cops for selling single cigarettes like Eric Garner?

          Not that Im against the cops strangling people to death.

          Im just sayin

    • malthuss June 27, 2017 at 11:03 am #

      $10.9 Million: The Combined Amount of Money Families of Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and Philando Castile Received in Settlements
      Posthumously, it pays to be a black criminal:

      Freddie Gray [Baltimore to pay Freddie Gray’s family $6.4 million to settle civil claims, Baltimore Sun, 9-8-2015]

      Michael Brown [‘Secret’ settlement in lawsuit over Brown’s death was $1.5 million, St. Louis Today, 6-24-17]

      Philando Castile. [Philando Castile Family Reaches $3 Million Settlement, New York Times, 6-26-17]

      Freddie Gray was a heroin dealer, who should have been in jail.

      Michael Brown tried to kill Darren Wilson.

      Philando Castile refused to cooperate with police.

      All in all, in death they are worth a combined $10.9 million.

      Oh, and Tamir Rice’s family got $6 million from the city of Cleveland.

      This is why we coined the term of America being irredeemable long before Hillary Clinton decided to use this rarely used adjective to describe Trump supporters.–

      • BackRowHeckler June 27, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

        Malth,

        Every penny of that ill gotten swag will be pissed away before the end of the year.

        Freddy Grey, Freddy Grey’s family, and all relatives are/were heroin addicts, so you know where that money is going.

        As for the rest, new Caddys parked on the front lawn (ruined within about 6 months), shiny gadgets, expensive clothing, oceans of malt liquor (40 oz) and lost paternity suits will clean everybody out pretty quick.

        brh

      • Elrond Hubbard June 27, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

        This is really, really vile. Truly disgusting and shameful. And by ‘this’, I mean your attitude, malthuss.

        ‘Michael Brown tried to kill Darren Wilson’: So says Darren Wilson. Darren Wilson was armed; Michael Brown was not. This is not disputed.

        ‘Philando Castile refused to cooperate with police’: Philando Castile cooperated fully with police. This is documented on the dashcam video. He disclosed the firearm that was legally in his possession, and the cop then shot him several times.

        ‘Freddie Gray was a heroin dealer, who should have been in jail’: Freddie Gray was in bloody police custody, restrained and no threat to anyone. The police gave him a gratuitous “rough ride” and broke his neck.

        ‘Oh, and Tamir Rice’s family got $6 million from the city of Cleveland’: Tamir Rice was twelve years old and holding a toy.

        ‘Posthumously, it pays to be a black criminal.’ I repeat: Twelve years old. Holding a toy.

        You reddened, rancid, inflamed, weeping asshole.

        • bentley12 June 27, 2017 at 6:06 pm #

          Did you just wake up to the fact that this thread is loaded with rancid assholes? Or do you, like me, occasionally make the mistake of torturing yourself with by trying to engage with these ignorant, brainwashed, morally challenged, and mentally disturbed yutzes, who think they see hordes of black welfare queens and violent black criminals under every bed and lurking in every corner? It’s like they’ve driven themselves over the edge, with their obsession about white people being constantly victimized by predatory blacks. Not only are they wrong, they are sick with hatred and consumed with misinformation and nonsense.

          • Elrond Hubbard June 27, 2017 at 9:00 pm #

            Did I just wake up? Not hardly, but some days or weeks are worse than others and so are some posters. I’ve largely given up trying to persuade the worst of the lot, but they still need to be named and shamed from time to time.

    • BackRowHeckler June 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

      Hey thwack did u see the brawl in the SF mall?

      ‘Youts’ and ‘teens’, youts and teens in fierce tribal combat.

      Malls are already on the brink. This is the stake that will finish the job.

      brh

  50. 100th Avatar June 27, 2017 at 8:50 am #

    Contrived News Network in some hot water.
    Respect the producer Veritas recorded. Although he smugly diminishes the people braying about journalistic integrity as “adorable”, he reminds everyone of the fact that CNN remains a business that demands ratings. He is right. Look at all the dimwits here that signed-on to the narrative. The power of suggestion easily convinces the same kooks that believe in staged moon landings that Trump is a Putin implant. The biggest threat to humanity is the obscene amount of impressionable stupid people, always has been. Just ask jebus and mohammet.

    • thwack June 27, 2017 at 9:34 am #

      The power of suggestion easily convinces the same kooks that believe in staged moon landings that Trump is a Putin implant.

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

      After using high oxygen at low pressure during the successful Apollo missions (which the Russians/Soviets did not do), why did NASA switch back to Earth atmosphere mixtures and pressures for the shuttle, space station and everything else?

      What are the consequences if any of breathing a high oxygen, low pressure atmosphere for weeks at a time?

      • JimInFlorida June 27, 2017 at 9:54 am #

        Very likely it was done because the Apollo capsule wasn’t strong enough to contain sea-level atmospheric pressure! To make the capsule strong enough to contain sea level pressure would also make it much heavier and that would greatly limit the extra payload the rocket could carry into orbit.

        To compensate for the low pressure, they gave it an oxygen rich environment. I can imagine the astronauts becoming accustomed to all that oxygen and, after returning to Earth, they became mildly asphyxiated and suffered dizziness for a while.

        Just my two cents…

        • thwack June 27, 2017 at 10:11 am #

          I can imagine the astronauts becoming accustomed to all that oxygen and, after returning to Earth, they became mildly asphyxiated and suffered dizziness for a while.

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

          I doubt its that simple or SAFE?

          It sure isn’t in technical diving.

          • elysianfield June 27, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

            “I doubt its that simple or SAFE?”

            Grissom, White and Chafee.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm #

            Just post no smoking signs. Big oil spill in India with people scrounging the oil for fuel. But then someone had to smoke a beedi….

          • thwack June 27, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

            Grissom, White and Chafee.

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

            that was pure oxygen at low pressure. After the fire they started using a 40/60 nitrogen/oxygen mix; but the higher oxygen ratio still forces you to keep the pressure low.

            BTW– the low pressure requirement was to keep the space suits from being too stiff to do anything.

            So even now, before a space walk, the astronauts/cosmonauts must “rebreathe” the high oxygen/low pressure mix for a while prior to the spacewalk.

            They might even hafta do the reverse when the spacewalk is over?

            My point is, for some reason, the Soviets/Russians chose not to use the high oxygen/low pressure regime?

            Instead, back then, they did what everybody does now; construct a craft strong enough to withstand Earth atmosphere pressure; and rebreathe for space walks….

          • elysianfield June 27, 2017 at 8:10 pm #

            “Instead, back then, they did what everybody does now; construct a craft strong enough to withstand Earth atmosphere pressure; and rebreathe for space walks….”

            Thwack,
            What difference does it make…it was all faked anyway. I hear Grissom et al. were recently spotted at a Seven-Eleven in Tonopah.

  51. PeteAtomic June 27, 2017 at 9:39 am #

    Is there anybody really that surprised by this story?

    breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/26/project-veritas-undercover-investigation-cnn-producer-admits…

  52. Elrond Hubbard June 27, 2017 at 9:48 am #

    “McMansion Hell” used Zillow photos to mock bad design—Zillow may sue

    “It is my sincere hope that this issue is resolved as amicably as possible.”

    arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/06/mcmansion-hell-used-zillow-photos-to-mock-bad-design-zillow-may-…

    “An architecture blogger has temporarily disabled her website, McMansionHell.com, after receiving a demand letter from Zillow and posting it on Twitter.

    “On Monday, Zillow threatened to sue Kate Wagner, saying that she was violating its terms of use, copyright law, and possibly the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act because she took images from the company’s website without permission. However, on each of her posts, she acknowledged that the images came from Zillow and were posted under the fair use doctrine, as she was providing (often humorous) commentary on various architectural styles. Her website was featured on the design podcast 99% Invisible in October 2016.

    “Confusingly, Zillow does not even own the images in question. Instead, Zillow licenses them from the rights holders. As such, it remains unclear why the company would have standing to bring a lawsuit against Wagner.

    “Meanwhile, Wagner now says she’s looking for an attorney.

    JHK spoke with her back in December.

    • thwack June 27, 2017 at 10:15 am #

      Its interesting that when photography was invented, “Westerners” used to ridicule savages and primitive peoples who were afraid of being photographed over fears their soul was being stolen…

      Fast forward to today and these same “Westerners” are worried (with cause) about their image being stolen.

      For once the savages may have been right?

      • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 11:05 am #

        Blacks in the Congo used to wear Kodak camera cases around their neck – with no camera inside, so great was their desire to imitate the White tourists. Monkey see, Monkey do.

        The Papuans of New Guinea were wiser: they worshiped us a Gods. I’d be much more inclined to charity towards them as opposed to the African Blacks.

        • thwack June 27, 2017 at 11:40 am #

          whats your point besides the one on top of your head?

          • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

            that Blacks make better monkeys than monks? Monks having too much dignity to beg for bananas.

            Do you have a Kodak case? Do you wear it? You should!

        • thwack June 27, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

          The Papuans of New Guinea were wiser: they worshiped us a Gods.

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

          I worshipped pussy until I got fucked over by it?

          Once again, what is your point?

          • JimInFlorida June 28, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

            thwack,

            MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) is the answer.

            Go to YouTube and check out Jaye De Black, MGTOW Knowledge – Darius, and Paul Proteus.

        • sophia June 27, 2017 at 10:22 pm #

          You’re out of line.

      • JimInFlorida June 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

        I’ll have to go with thwack on this one.

        In the old days of analog and chemical photography, creating special effects was all too easy to discover. Not an issue with movies or entertainment but, in a forensics lab, the ruse could be discovered.

        Today, however, “Westerners” have good reason to fear theft or misuse of their images because digital photography and CGI can make the ruse practically impossible to discover. It’s entirely possible to make YOU, thwack, look like you’re at a Klan rally and NOBODY could dissect the pic to prove otherwise!

        I can foresee the very near future where ONLY analog media will be trusted! Polaroids being the gold standard for trust in imagery.

        I can foresee laser-etched audio discs that record just like the old vinyl LP’s but, these can hold up to four hours of audio on a standard 33-rpm sized platter. Once it’s etched, it cannot be altered because the info is physically cut into the media. Useful for critically important recordings that cannot be messed with and easily verifiable. The laser stylus will read the etchings and, by Doppler effect, convert the ridges into sound. Impossible to alter without being detected.

        • thwack June 27, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

          It’s entirely possible to make YOU, thwack, look like you’re at a Klan rally and NOBODY could dissect the pic to prove otherwise!

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

          Indeed.

          Matter of fact, if your car blows up with you in it, does that make you a suicide bomber?

          Just sayin

  53. FincaInTheMountains June 27, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    Dead Zone (and Shining with Eyes Wide Shut)

    I always wanted to write an article about this film as an introduction before writing about the symbolism of the number 237 in “Shining” and in “Eyes Wide Shut” by Stanley Kubrick.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_237

    And could not. There’s too much connected with it.

    But briefly I will say something about this subject, noting previously that a documentary film has already been filmed on this subject, with a goal to preemptively devalue what I now write and about which probably already wrote a lot of people who remembered the end of Kubrick’s film and carefully read the novel “Shining” by Stephen King, who wrote the “Dead Zone” in 1979 two years after the “Shining”.

    To begin with, the name of the movie “Shining” is a synonym for the word “Illuminati”, which was fully revealed by Kubrick in the film “Eyes Wide Shut.” Then no one talks about it, but it’s radiant Danny who opens the room 237 on early Tuesday morning, and when he enters it the next day we do not know what happened to him there, but we hear how Jack screams, being seized by Something at this moment.

    It is especially worth noting that Kubrick always plays with Stephen King’s book, in particular changing the color of the car in which Jack is going from red to yellow, and the snow car on which Danny and his mother are leaving the hotel, from yellow to red. And red + yellow = orange is the color of an induced from outside revolution.

    Well, the room in the book is 217, not 237, and it was clear to me personally in 1992 that 217 is actually 2 and 17 = 2 thousand 17th year, and the woman in this room is Hillary Clinton.

    Suffice it to say that the epilogue of the book was lost, but it was found in 2016 almost simultaneously with the beginning of the election campaign of Hillary Clinton, and publish it along with the prologue was assign to “The Cemetery Dance Publication” on January 5, 2017, that is 2 weeks before Inauguration of US President Hillary Clinton.

    cemeterydance.com/the-shining-the-deluxe-special-edition.html

    By the way, the hotel in the film is built on an Indian cemetery, well, and about the photo of the ball on July 4, 1921, in which, after the death, the Jack Nicholson character turns out to be, you can see that July 4 is the Independence Day of the United States, a country built on a huge Indian cemetery.

    youtube.com/watch?v=Abey64kpZws

  54. JimInFlorida June 27, 2017 at 10:15 am #

    (from further up the page)
    michael, the military-industrial complex initially absorbed a lot of ex-farm labor. Many went to the factories which offered better pay, fewer hours, and benefits. Higher education was affordable and the children of the farmers could go to college, thus giving them an escape from the farm life. Technology was still human-scaled and still served real needs. That is why the mass Luddite revolt didn’t happen.

    Industrial America is long gone and the debt-fueled consolation prize of the service economy is dead. Unlike the transition from agriculture to industry to services, we have no replacement to employ the masses as in the past. The warp and weft of organic society is gone and all that’s left are the tatters; hanging individually off in space. Those tatters were once part of the whole and they know who abused them into their condition.

    High tech jobs are inherently self-destroying as they create the very systems that will put humans out of work. In the same vein as EROEI, we have
    “Employment Return on Education Invested.”
    Now THAT “EROEI” is in deep negative territory as today’s Bachelor’s degree yields less economic benefit than what a High School diploma once gave in 1960.

    ALL OF THE ABOVE is why my outlook will finally come to pass.

    • DA June 27, 2017 at 10:31 am #

      Hear! Hear!

    • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 11:12 am #

      So which do you prefer: Kunstler’s World made by hand or a high tech, high leisure utopia? I’d choose the latter, but your warnings about that make all too much sense I must admit. The movie Zardoz showed a Civilization that had achieved a synthesis, but at the price of male sexuality and creativity in general. They had achieved virtual immortality, which became a living death for many. The telepathic male mutant barbarians vowed to overthrow it and did so.

  55. janet June 27, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    “My advice is we should both stop wasting our time here.” –bently

    I agree.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 11:13 am #

      Janet doesn’t like sharing the stage with bently. She trying to fake him out in walking towards the sunset.

      • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 27, 2017 at 11:48 am #

        Maybe. Or perhaps they are just headed for the hills, which is what most Liberals do when confronted by Inconvenient truths. Which is why they fight sooo hard to keep the Milo’s and the Ann Coulter’s off their campuses. I mean, it must be really painful when someone says that your ideas are not just crap, but stupid crap – – – and then proceeds to prove what stupid crap it is. But it is only polite to say good bye to him, sooo:

        Good night, dumb Prince, and flights of nincompoops sing thee to thy stupor!

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

        • bentley12 June 27, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

          You and Coulter and Milo never proved anything. Statistical correlation does not prove causation. That’s where your own prejudices come in. And you are the one in a stupor. I leave you with a quote from the New York Review of Books, by Charles Simic in his review of three books by Philip Levine, a poet of the working class.

          Hold on. I’ll write again later.

          • bentley12 June 27, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

            That’s not the quote. I meant I will include it after I get back from an appointment.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

            With his therapist. Wait, I thought you were leaving? Or are you waiting for Janet go first? Or are you trying to fake her out?

          • My Point of View June 27, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

            bentley, here’s the link to that review:
            nybooks.com/articles/2017/06/22/philip-levine-voice-for-voiceless/

            Here’s my favorite part of it:

            “Philip Levine died in 2015 at the age of 87. Had he lived a little longer, he would have been astonished to learn what has befallen the descendants of his working-class heroes.

            From the long history of labor strikes and violence against workers, the people Levine wrote about understood that the bosses are not their friends and that the fairy tales the rich tell the poor—that work, determination, and self-initiative guarantee every American equal opportunity to achieve a life of happiness—are baloney.

            Nonetheless, some of their grandchildren recently believed a billionaire who told them that he’d fight for them when he became the president of the United States.

            Had they ever read a poem or two by Philip Levine, I’d like to believe, they might have thought twice before voting the way they did.”

            That quote is the essence of a George Carling segment Jim mentioned above: “Just remember that on July 4th when We The Sheep are coerced to sing praises of the Red-White-and Blue dick that’s being jammed up our asses everyday” by a system that threw us overboard 30 fucking years ago.

          • bentley12 June 27, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

            OMG! That’s the quote! Thank you for doing that for me! As you can see, I have been continuously attacked and mocked for disagreeing with the trolls. They have completely over run Jim’s comments section, and I cannot for the life of me see how he tolerates this. Reasoned arguments are one thing, but that is not what goes on here. It’s really sad. Glad we were both struck by the same voice of reason in the NYRB! That gives me a bit of cheer.

          • elysianfield June 27, 2017 at 7:55 pm #

            “Hold on. I’ll write again later.”

            Jesus, get some life-experience before you do….”

        • capt spaulding June 29, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

          Your use of apostrophes is incorrect. Milo’s and Ann Coulter’s indicate the possessive, when you mean to indicate plural.

  56. Happy In The Negev June 27, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    Anyone care to discuss that “Technicolor swan” fast approaching? As “it” gets closer, and I can see the apparition more clearly, it seems not to be a swan at all, but rather four riders on four horses of different colors. At least to me, they do. JHK advises us all to “Wait for it. Wait for it.” Well, that’s not my advice or style. I didn’t think it wise to just stand there, sort of pissing into the wind. I got my passport and booked a one-way flight out of there. Yes, some say I jumped out of the frying pan into the fire. However, they just don’t know any of the details of Scriptures. Especially the detail where the Creator says (a few times), “I will make a complete end of them (referring to the nations where he had scattered the Children of Abraham, Yitzchak, and Yacob; in other words, all the nations which are not Yisra’el). Take note of another detail. Only two-thirds of the people in Yisra’el will die during the currently firing up war. Hmm, “complete end” vs. “two-thirds.” Two-thirds vs. “complete end.” Which should I choose? Got it! C’ya here or nowhere at all!

    • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

      Yeah, Zio-Christians can’t wait to be raptured out of here so the Jews can control the world. They’ll watch and cheer from Heaven.

      Ted Cruz’s father belongs to a sect that teaches really special Christians will get to stay and rule the world with the Jews.

      • My Point of View June 27, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

        Ted Cruz and his father are assholes of the highest order.

  57. messianicdruid June 27, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

    bently said, “Okay but did you ever ask yourself why the illegitimate black birth rate is higher? They are living in poverty, misery, and hopelessness. They get arrested and jailed when they cannot afford to pay fines for traffic violations that others can afford. They have no sense of self worth because decent jobs have been taken from them. They can’t look forward to a big splashy wedding because they cannot afford it. Granted, they could still get married, but how does that improve their lives when they see no hope for a better future? Would you be eager to get married if you were that downtrodden?”

    You should come to Osage County and sit in the courtroom, as I have, and you would see that this whole paragraph could be applied to poor whites just as easily.

    They have been taught the ways of the heathen so it is no surprise to me that they imitate them.

    • thwack June 27, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

      Everyone should spend a day spectating in a court room.

      Just sayin

    • My Point of View June 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm #

      Just spend a day watching reruns of Jerry Springer, or Judge Judy, and you’ll see what 3rd world looks and sounds like.

    • bentley12 June 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm #

      Why do you assume that the whites are imitating the blacks and not simply that being poor and miserable makes all races tend to behave the same? Poverty, with no clear path out of it, breeds despair. Despair tends to make people behave badly and make poor choices. And please do not say people are poor because they are lazy. Now that poverty is hitting the formerly middle class, nobody is saying they are lazy. They are saying it’s because the well-paying factory jobs have been taken from them. And it’s the same for poor people. The vast majority want to work, but the only jobs available, if any at all, are all minimum wage jobs.

      • elysianfield June 27, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

        “Poverty, with no clear path out of it, breeds despair”

        Yes, it is a reason…don’t couch the issue as an excuse.”

      • messianicdruid June 27, 2017 at 8:23 pm #

        I said “heathens” not “blacks”.

        The chastisement we are experiencing has a cause. Our enemies are set over us for a reason. It will not get better without repentance [ change mind ].

        Dueteronomey 28 lays out our choices.

        Denial is the first stage of change.

        • messianicdruid June 27, 2017 at 8:29 pm #

          btw; I’m not saying they are lazy. I’m saying we are sinners. Sin is the transgression of the Law. This is all cause and effect.

  58. FincaInTheMountains June 27, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

    High tech jobs are inherently self-destroying as they create the very systems that will put humans out of work. == JIF

    Ok, Jim, you could stick to your assassination plan.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

      Why? It’s just commonsense. I mean they build tools and appliances to break down so people have to buy more, but that’s the consumer end. The technology itself is for management and the shareholders, so that doesn’t apply. Why wouldn’t they want as few people working as possible? Think machines can’t do that? That’s what they’re for. It’s already happening. Wake up, Ivan.

  59. capt spaulding June 27, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

    Technology is going to advance regardless of your political persuasion. The direction it takes will be determined by the people who have to deal with it. Being a cynic, I believe that it will be subverted by the powers that be, to extend their control over the masses. We are living on the edge of a turnkey dictatorship, which only requires the motivation to make it a fact. When the government has a thousand ways to keep an eye on you, it will. When it does, it all boils down to whether they intend to act in a benign manner, or whether they decide to control you. As a cynic, I don’t expect it to end well. The noose draws tighter.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

      That’s why we need National Socialism, dog. Marxism wants us to share the pie with the whole world. The slices will be very thin indeed. And your wife and daughters will have to share their bathrooms with street people from Somalia. Indeed, you may have to take in one or two to live with you.

  60. Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    dailystormer.com/the-atlantic-meets-in-a-synagogue-to-discuss-how-to-destroy-the-alt-right/

    The panelists spoke darkly about “natalism”: Whites having children with each other and passing on healthy White values, the first being to love yourself and the second being to love your race. You know, just like they do in regards to their people.

    • bentley12 June 27, 2017 at 7:01 pm #

      Healthy white values. You mean hatred, bigotry, tribalism, and ignorance that you and others display here? Is that the kind of “healthy White values” you mean? You are a sick, sick fuck. You and all the other nitwits and trolls here. I mast had to say it. I’m done, you can wallow in your sick nonsense without mocking me any longer. And JHK, if you are reading this, please express your displeasure with the swarm of trolls that your otherwise respectable website has attracted. As I said before, this is all very sad and pathetic.

      • elysianfield June 27, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

        ” You and all the other nitwits and trolls here”

        Bentley,
        You seem incapable of civil discourse. It is best you should leave with your juvenile conceptions intact.

      • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 27, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

        I didn’t know you like poetry! I am a poetess, and here is one of my best ones. I wrote this on the occasion of the Trayvon Martin affair for all my Liberal friends. I am sure you will appreciate it, and it’s various literary allusions:

        A Goodnight Prayer
        by Squeeky Fromm

        Now I lay me down to sleep,
        I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
        And if my liberal friends get mugged,
        Please let it be a young Black thug!

        So when they get a busted snout,
        And all their brains are running out,
        They’ll gently go to those good nights
        As Champions of Civil Rights!

        Amen.

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

        I have a newer one, a short epigraphic one, if you are interested, called Response to a Random Negro. Let me know if you want to hear it, OK???

        • ozone June 27, 2017 at 8:54 pm #

          Hell, Squeaker, you’re a shittier poet than you are an analyst of the current zeitgeist. …That’s a tough row to hoe. But I must congratulate you on a fine grasp and dissemination of “poisonous nonsense”; unending happiness shall be your reward! (If you’re lucky, a freshly starched white robe will be included.)

          • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

            So contrary to all statistics and common experience, you don’t believe Blacks are more dangerous than other breeds of humanity? Justify this errant belief – if you can.

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter June 27, 2017 at 9:21 pm #

            Thank you!!! I am glad you liked it! I have others, if you are interested. (Hint. Hint.)

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

          • Janos Skorenzy June 28, 2017 at 1:35 am #

            More please. Limericks too if you got ’em. Ozone secretly loves this stuff. Don’t get me wrong: his hatred is real – but he loves to hate. It is life for him and for me. We are brothers.

          • ozone June 28, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

            Squeaker has confirmed his/her/their status as a true lightweight. And I ain’t little vladdie the laddie’s brother in this universe or any other. Paid to fuck things up? Hell no; that ain’t a life, that’s a twisted, giggling wedding with Death (and they damn well know it).

    • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 7:20 pm #

      Score another one for the Red Baron. But don’t worry, you’ll get your chance too: they always come back. Revenants!

  61. FincaInTheMountains June 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

    Well, the room in the book is 217, not 237, and it was clear to me personally in 1992 that 217 is actually 2 and 17 = 2 thousand 17th year, and the woman in this room is Hillary Clinton.

    Well, and the “Dead Zone” is a film about me and Hillary Clinton, only I’m far from the hero of Christoffer Walken, and I was elementary chicken-shit scared when I realized who she was, and the Dead Zone had turned on for me for some time on September 11 2001, that is, 8 years after this.

    youtube.com/watch?v=H9yQEQPR1rQ

  62. KesaAnna June 27, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

    ” You don’t want Nations? ”

    Interesting.

    if you believed any of what you say about race , I would fully expect you to be the first to shit can nations in a New York minute if the interests of the race counted for anything.

    I’m not going to bother to try and explain in brief again how nations are a largely recent , cooked up , half-baked , superstitious fiction for stupid children, a poor substitute for religion.

    Instead i’ll just tally up a few products of this silly pseudo religion.

    Germany — didn’t even exist until 1871, and its been one piece of bad news after another ever since.

    Austro-Hungary and Yugoslavia — oops, neither exists anymore , and both were clusterfucks as long as they did exist.

    UK — Celts did all the work, and always take it up the ass, for the two-faced , backstabbing English .

    France — in its day Burgundy was a better state , and the Dukes of Burgundy more impressive princes than anything the crown of France ever produced. Celtic Brittany was virtually a separate state until quite recently. The best “kings” France ever produced were Richelieu and Mazarin. it’s greatest soldiers were a peasant girl named Joan, and the Corsican Bonaparte. France is great for a military debacle every once in awhile. Very good farm land, and a nice aesthetic taste , but neither of those due to the state of France.

    Spain — the secular state actually orchestrated the Spanish Inquisition , and that pretty much says it all for Spain. The Catholic Church is the only decent government Spain has ever had.
    That a different story is told , just goes to show how Atheists typically flunk history , or are that dishonest , but in either case shows that atheists are the worst religious cranks on the planet.

    Russia — peasants with delusions of empire. It’s no surprise really i suppose that a Georgian wound up as the Red Tsar . Minorities like the Balts and Georgians always had more sense than the Russians, and the place would be an even bigger shit hole without these minorities.

    Japan — finally a great nation. Except they aren’t white , so that wouldn’t help you much. Though really i would assert the secret sauce of Japan is its race and its religion. It never was its state , which led it to Hiroshima.

    Israel — The Crusader States Part II . How did that work out the first time ? At least we Catholics had friends . It doesn’t help that they cannot figure out whether they are supposed to be a theocracy or license plate makers ,
    The Jews are yet another case where , if you take religion out of the equation , there is nothing left to talk about save the most trivial of items.

    USA — a long tradition of screwing over the natives. What you are seeing is only the latest round of an established tradition. That this time you are the native to be screwed over shouldn’t bother you if you ever sang the Star Spangled Banner. You got what you asked for , have been paid in what you valued.

    Nations ?
    You gotta be kidding !

    • 100th Avatar June 27, 2017 at 9:09 pm #

      Do you know the differences between nations, countries, and states?
      Even a little?
      The only ones that seem to get it are the ones that sell me cheap gas and smokes.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 27, 2017 at 9:14 pm #

      Well obviously there has to be a culture behind the state – and a viable ethne behind the culture. But the fact remains, those two aren’t enough. Without a State and State Army to defend their interests, a people will lose their homeland.

      The answer to bad government is good government – your libertarian fantasies notwithstanding.

      Obviously America conquered the American aboriginals. There would be no United States without the Conquest, which is a result of the People and State working together with a Christian Culture providing the meta-politic. You expect us (the Whites!) to give up this land for some bs moral rationale born in your fertile black brain? You’re dreamin’!

      • 100th Avatar June 27, 2017 at 9:24 pm #

        Is there land here without claim? You see, that’s what people do. They claim land for you and their’s. The irony in the whole debate is the approach they take towards Europeans. Confoundingly, they place these land seeking tribes in a separate exalted category. Because treating them as just another land seeking war waging tribe is, in their own eyes, absurd. They think Europeans should have known better. Why? Guess, ’cause they are white. The left breathes in hypocrisy, past the wallowing eons ago.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 28, 2017 at 12:28 am #

          Exactly so. As Elrond quoted last week, Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue – and I might add falsehood to truth. Whites are the most hated because they are the most virtuous. And because we aren’t perfect – and even have needs – we are damned to hell. No compassion for us since we aren’t perfect – and therefore deserve to be destroyed.

          There is nothing like being lectured to about matters of conscience by those who have none (like BLM). Not speaking about Kesa here, who I think has a strong conscience, albeit one twisted by popular idealism at times. The old illusion: since there will be no nations at the end of time and the lion will lay down with the lamb, why can’t we make it that way now? In other words, human presumption.

    • beantownbill. June 27, 2017 at 10:31 pm #

      What you say is funny. You are probably right when you say nations are half-baked, cooked-up superstition fiction for stupid children, but then you ruin your argument by saying nations are a poor substitute for religion.

      Although organized religion does some good things, it has caused more misery than any other institution in the known history of the world. Sorry, I can’t believe in scripture just because some humans who lived 2 and 3 thousand years ago say they were written by a supernatural entity. Where’s the direct evidence that this is so? I’ll tell you, one thing I have learned in my long life is that people are generally shitty. So why should I believe some long-dead persons?

      I will say, that religion’s ostensible benefit is that it adds to social cohesion among people with the same beliefs.

      No sane God would expect humans to worship him 2,000 years after last making him/her/it self available for two-way conversation.

      God has ordered us to act according to standards of behavior he ordered us to follow. Yet we don’t to a large degree. Scriptures say God is a vengeful deity, that he once wiped out humanity except for a few, because we pissed him off. We’ve basically acted terribly for the last 4,000 years, and he hasn’t wiped us out? Doesn’t make any sense. The only thing that makes sense is that God doesn’t exist.

      Which brings me back to your statement that nations are a poor substitute for religion. What? Really? It’s better to believe in a false reality rather than face up to the truth?

      • messianicdruid June 28, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

        “Scriptures say God is a vengeful deity, that he once wiped out humanity except for a few, because we pissed him off.”

        Scriptures do not say this, religionists say this. Genesis 6 introduces a rebellion where “sons of God” came down and began imparting technology to man and in return demanded obeisance. They procreated with women and produced offspring. This is where the idea of “right to rule” came from. A god is one who makes rules for others. A false god is one who has no authority to do this.

        Do you remember the parable of the Tares? Why do you think the genealogies given in scripture were so important? Noah was “perfect in his generations”, which simply means he had no admixture with the rebels { nimrods }.

        The flood of Noah { a local phenomena } wiped out most of the nephilim, but some had moved out of the area. When the Israelites were directed to destroy the occupants of the land, these were tribes of giants, worshippers of demons, people who practiced every sort of wickedness.

        If you consider the world religions with these things in mind, you will see where a one world government/religion is headed.

        To have a two way conversation, you have to be listening.

        gods-kingdom-ministries.net/teachings/books/creations-jubilee/chapter-13-the-tension-in-creation/

  63. Elrond Hubbard June 27, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

    Trump’s Company Gets Millions So Toronto Hotel Can Erase Brand

    “Donald Trump’s business will be paid millions of dollars to release the owner of a Toronto hotel complex from using his name.

    “JCF Capital ULC, the closely held U.S. firm that owns the Trump International Hotel & Tower in the city’s downtown business district, reached a buyout deal to exit the contracts with the Trump Organization’s hotel unit, the companies said Tuesday in a statement. While no breakup fee was disclosed, the amount was at least $6 million, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Signage may be removed from the 65-story tower as soon as Aug. 1, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing confidential details.

    “The hotel will likely be operated under Marriott International Inc.’s St. Regis brand, people familiar with the plan said earlier this month.

    “The agreement to remove the the U.S. president’s brand marks the first step toward revamping the property, which has faced a history of construction delays and lawsuits. Most recently, it’s been a site for protests against the Trump’s comments disparaging women, Mexicans and Muslims, even though his company has no ownership stake in the property.”

    They paid for his name, now they’re paying to be rid of him. Donald Trump has discovered a novel way to make money: by being as toxic as possible, he manages to get paid both coming and going. Turns out there’s a big upside to being an obnoxious boob.

  64. FincaInTheMountains June 27, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    Russia — peasants with delusions of empire

    Our nimble KesaAnna quickly found the right label.

    DEFEAT OF GERMANY IN WORLD WAR II WAS POSSIBLE WITHOUT U.S. HELP, RUSSIANS SAY

    newsweek.com/defeat-germany-wwii-without-us-help-possible-say-russians-628580

    Russians are the only true warriors left in this world. Granted, not as good merchants and bankers as Anglo Saxons.

    • elysianfield June 28, 2017 at 10:23 am #

      Finc,
      Do not forget that Stalin was chewing on the Allies’ collective asses for two years to attack Germany on a “second front”. A cumulative effort, the victory.

  65. jim e June 27, 2017 at 10:57 pm #

    marketwatch.com/story/opec-have-no-fear-the-us-oil-shale-output-crash-is-here-2017-06-27

    The man and the hour will soon meet.

    • jim e June 27, 2017 at 11:01 pm #

      POLITICS ARE USELESS IN THAT HOUR

      • jim e June 27, 2017 at 11:06 pm #

        The politicians wear reversible coats. It is one and the same only different…

  66. janet June 27, 2017 at 11:11 pm #

    Bently… no need to argue with folks here. Many here are among the “repeal Obamacare” crowd. But they are a minority. Hillary won the majority of the popular vote by over two million votes.

    The folks of CFN can say what they want … but the fact is Obamacare is still the law of the land and will be for the remaining time Trump is in the WH.

    Their gnashing of teeth, their wailing, and whining, and trolling cannot repeal Obamacare. Nor can Trump. He is an illegitimate president and he doesn’t have the votes.

    • jim e June 27, 2017 at 11:18 pm #

      I am an idiot. I have not been to a doctor or dentist in three decades… I am very active… What is health care?

      • jim e June 27, 2017 at 11:20 pm #

        Living w/o fossil fuel?

      • jim e June 27, 2017 at 11:36 pm #

        The worst thing I ever did for my teeth was to go to a dentist an an orthodontist.

        • jim e June 27, 2017 at 11:38 pm #

          The Priest of the universities had ordained them…

          • jim e June 27, 2017 at 11:38 pm #

            Jesus Soakers

    • jim e June 27, 2017 at 11:44 pm #

      Cherokee!

      • jim e June 27, 2017 at 11:47 pm #

        PS there are no nukes and it is a flat earth

        • jim e June 27, 2017 at 11:52 pm #

          BUT I do like the Emperors new clothes.

          • jim e June 27, 2017 at 11:56 pm #

            I was kicked out of H.S. Thompson’s lecture in Birmingham by the DUKE.

          • jim e June 28, 2017 at 1:08 am #

            The craziest thing…. my daughter, the one that got away, my first born… a priest at UMass…

          • jim e June 28, 2017 at 1:10 am #

            U Conn

          • jim e June 28, 2017 at 1:23 am #

            Thwack is my only equal.

          • elysianfield June 28, 2017 at 10:28 am #

            “Thwack is my only equal.”

            Sounds like the tyranny of diminished reality….

    • JimInFlorida June 28, 2017 at 9:42 am #

      Obamacare may be the “law of the land” but, it is bad law. It fulfills the neocon ideology of privatized rackets to perfection. It fulfills the psychosis of the HMO Act of 1973 to perfection. Medical care, instead of being a dividend of modern progress, has become a commodity. A racket priced so high that it forces consumers into slave-like dependency on the Feds for subsidies via the IRS.

      Shame on you janet for defending a Republican neocon monstrosity, albeit rebranded by Obama.

      Nothing less than Medicare For All will work.

      Start off with removing the FICA income tax ceiling and redirect existing subsidies into MFA. Now the program can stand-alone without requiring mandatory participation as in Obamacare. Eventually, the main funding mechanism must be a full 1% Wall Street Sales Tax (including trading on LaSalle St.). If Goldman Sachs can do thousands of flash trades a second, GREAT! ONE PERCENT OFF THE FUCKING TOP EVERY G-D TIME! Let there be no sympathy for losses on razor-thin trades.

      MFA can be offered at the basic rate of $100/month per person with affordable deductibles (means tested). MFA puts medical care back under the pre-HMO ideology of the New Deal. Which asserts that public health is found under the “General Welfare” clause of the Constitution. A Public Good instead of a siege engine to extract profits for wealthy rent seekers and hedge fund hyenas.

      • Elrond Hubbard June 28, 2017 at 10:35 am #

        As an added benefit, a universal system contributes to social cohesion. Not only because economic equality builds social trust while rampant inequality erodes that trust (harming everyone, including the wealthy); but the system is a lot less likely to slide into dysfunction well when elite decision-makers have to endure the consequences they would otherwise be imposing on others.

      • Anon1970 June 28, 2017 at 1:34 pm #

        JiminFlorida: Most of the trading simply would not take place or it would take place abroad under your wet dream.

        Obamacare could have been a better law, but it received no cooperation from Republicans. They have had over six years to fix the law that was passed in late 2010 but preferred to see it fail, even if it meant hardships for millions of Americans. In the meantime, health care becomes more and more expensive every year. Who knows how many jobs it has already cost in industry, as companies shift more and more jobs abroad where they can operate without having to offer a costly health insurance benefit.

        Republicans continue to make family planning services and abortions more difficult to obtain for poor women and girls. So there will be more unwanted babies born, more young women applying for welfare benefits and Medicaid and eventually more crime in our inner cities.

      • ozone June 28, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

        J.I.F.,
        Excellent and rational idea, including the very simple way it can be “paid for”. I would certainly support such a proposal. Elrond’s further point is well taken too.

        (Why was your sensible comment immediately subsumed in bullshit and “poisonous nonsense? jeeebus; is there no rest for the wicked?)

        • JimInFlorida June 29, 2017 at 6:32 pm #

          Sorry ozone, I can’t help but launch into populist tirades.

          Soft words and scented ideas are like fighting the Devil with a can of Glade room freshener.

          • ozone June 29, 2017 at 9:11 pm #

            “Soft words and scented ideas are like fighting the Devil with a can of Glade room freshener.”

            J.I.F.,
            Baaaahaha! That’s truly quotable.
            (BTW, Tirade away; everyone else does…)

  67. Janos Skorenzy June 28, 2017 at 12:35 am #

    George Washington was very pious and courageous. He also utterly believed in social hierarchy, and was very interested in advancing his personal interests, including the financial. Kesa thinks the second set of facts negates the first but No. He was no Saint but remember, like Christ. He rejected the Kingship he probably could have had. All the crowned heads of Europe gasped when he stepped down and refused to seek the Presidency again. They assumed he would just stay in term after term and then pass it on to his son – a de facto Monarchy become actual over time.

    We was a magnificent specimen, well over six feet tall, able to broad jump twenty feet and take an Indian’s head off with one stroke of his sword.

  68. Pucker June 28, 2017 at 1:04 am #

    According to legal documents, in 2012 in Ohio, doctors wrote 793 million prescriptions for opioids, which is 68 pills for every man, woman, and child in Ohio.

  69. Janos Skorenzy June 28, 2017 at 3:27 am #

    youtube.com/watch?v=cYq614xqnlI

    Stalin loved the French Revolution because of stuff like this. And Finc loves Stalin. Do the math (If a=b, and b=c, then a=c)

    • Pucker June 28, 2017 at 9:11 am #

      I like the way that Stalin used to scowl at people to make them literally tremble and quake in their boots.

      Xi Jinping’s also got “The Look”.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 28, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

        When he entered, the Inner Party would stand and applaud non-stop, each fearing to be the first to stop since watchers were up in the gallery monitoring the clapping. I’m not sure how they got them to stop – maybe one or two are still clapping in terror, their hands worn down to mere bones.

  70. FincaInTheMountains June 28, 2017 at 7:18 am #

    Trump’s Victories, Kitchen Democracy and Nonsense on Russian TV

    Yesterday I watched Russian TV and almost cried for the nonsense they carried.

    That is all this was a very interesting Infotainment, Solovyev is certainly an almost brilliant showman, but the nonsense scares me. My experience of living in the USSR and Russia convinced me that in Russia there is a kitchen democracy and kitchen conversations have the ability to diffuse from the bottom of society to the very top. And from this point of view, the nightmarish disorientation of broad strata can end badly.

    Meanwhile, Trump’s victories are only now gaining a critical mass and he is just now beginning to assume the post of the President of the United States:

    1. Comey confirmed that he had deliberately organized leaks in order to provoke the appointment of a special prosecutor, and now Trump’s lawyers are beginning to ask: And on what basis does the special prosecutor work and what exactly is he investigating. And so far no one gave an intelligible answer to this question.

    2 The Supreme Court overturned the decision of the appeals court that blocked Donald Trump’s so-called travel ban on the entry into the United States. The terrorists, of course, already infiltrated in, but this Trump victory is good to see.

    3. By the warning of a possible chemical attack in Syria, Trump informed the President of Russia that one of the corrupted Syrian generals had agreed to carry out this provocation.

    • janet June 28, 2017 at 8:45 am #

      Of course kitchen democracy signals the downfall of Putin. And that scares you. But the dictator must go.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 28, 2017 at 9:12 am #

        What scares me really is TOTAL lack of understanding by Russians of US policy and vice versa.

        I don’t like the anti-Russian propaganda on American Media, and I don’t like anti-American propaganda in Russia.

      • JimInFlorida June 28, 2017 at 9:13 am #

        janet, is “bentley12” one of your GTA’s (Grad Teaching Asst)?

        • janet June 28, 2017 at 9:51 am #

          Reincarnation of beloved Andrea?

        • 100th Avatar June 28, 2017 at 5:10 pm #

          I think Lrond, AKA: Man-et, is janet and Thwack is dannyboy with a new act

    • FincaInTheMountains June 28, 2017 at 11:41 am #

      4. Cleaning the media.

      5. Anti-Russian sanctions are actually anti-Tramp sanctions, and Russia is only an excuse. And so Trump is now making very significant efforts to ensure that these sanctions are not accepted by Congress.

    • sophia June 29, 2017 at 9:10 pm #